Mary Ruth (Whaley) Watson

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

Mary Ruth (Whaley) Watson, age 77 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. She was a devoted follower of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S. Watson; twin grandson and granddaughter, Bobby and Billie Watson; grandson, Christian Watson; parents, Dot and Iva L. Whaley; and son, Don Watson.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Watson, George Watson and wife Cindy; daughters, Linda Reed and husband Charles, Shirley Watson, and Diane Bohanan; grandchildren, Michele Reed, Jessica Elwell, Nathan Wilson, Bryan, Daniel, and Ralph Watson of Sevierville; and, Don, Luther, Michael, Nicholas, and Terri Watson of Michigan; great grandchildren, Leah and Adam Pierce, and Abbagail and Madilyn Elwell of Sevierville; 11 great grandchildren of Michigan; great- great grandchildren, Kinsley and Kyleigh Hammer of Sevierville; brothers, Hugh Whaley and wife Vivian, DH Whaley and wife Linda, Charley Whaley and wife Mickey, Bob Whaley and wife Charlotte, and Jim Whaley and wife Sue, all of Sevierville; special sister, Dorothy Eslinger of Maryville; special caregiver, Michele Reed; many other nephews and nieces.

Special thanks, Doctors at LeConte Medical Center and staff of hospice.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday with funeral service to begin at 7 p.m. in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Manning officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Boogertown Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.