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Obituaries

January 5, 2014

Laura "Madolyn" Watts

Laura “Madolyn” Watts, 91, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She was born in Danville on Jan. 25, 1922, the daughter of James Andrew and Ethel (Hymer) Miller. She married Benjamin Wilkerson Watts on Nov. 1, 1958, at Foursquare Church in Danville. They spent almost 50 wonderful years together before his passing in 2007.

Madolyn will be deeply missed by three daughters, Kaye (Robert) Mosier of Indianola, Bonnie (Mike) Cox of Westville and Anna Covarrubias of Pana; one son, Kenneth Howard Miller of Danville; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one sister, Mildred E. Miller of Georgetown and one sister-in-law, Wilmetta Miller of Georgetown.

Madolyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Benjamin; two daughters, Melody Sue Harvey and Penny Ruth Guiliani; four brothers, Dan (Georgia) Miller, Jim Miller, Grover (Margaret) Miller and Baby brother, Billy; three sisters, Reatha (Harlan) Clemens, Mary (Bob) Streuer and Rev. Ruth (Frank) Potter.

Madolyn and Benjamin “Wick” took great pride in their landscaping business. She was a dedicated Christian. Madolyn was known in the community for her leisurely walks around town with her sister, Mildred. Madolyn is loved, and will be greatly missed.

A visitation for Madolyn will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Blue officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery, Ridge Farm. Memorials in Madolyn’s name can be made to a charity of choice. Please join Madolyn’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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