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James William Watts

September 26, 2012

James William Watts, 75, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20.  He was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Benton.
Mr. Watts was retired from Alcoa, served in the National Guard and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lennis Watts; his first wife, Joetta Henderson Watts; a daughter, Carol Lynn; a grandson, Nicholas Hyde; and a sister, Doris Keesee.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, June Watts; three daughters, Denise Young and husband Jerry, Carol Childs and husband Eddie and Linda Hyde; two brothers, Ambrose Watts and wife Laurie and Larry Watts and wife Pam; a sister, Hazel Drennan and husband Gene; a brother-in-law, Marvin Keesee; four grandchildren, Lauren Hyde, Cody Childs, Will Gardner and Brian Young; and many extended family members.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Old Rosemont Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Mark Gibson, Kevin Drennan, Randy Keesee, Rusty Keesee, Brett Watts, Bart Watts, Jason Watts and Derek Watts. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 34043, Little Rock, AR 72203-4043.
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