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John Edward Watts

Mr. John Edward “Buff” Watts passed away from this life on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born March 31, 1920 in Halifax County to Ernest C. and Lily McCullock Watts.

Mr. Watts was a U.S. Marine who served during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of Herman Presbyterian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge#565 of the State of New York.

Mr. Watts is survived by his wife: Hazel H. Watts; two sons: Bobby (Joyce) Watts of Lakeland, Fla., Bryan (Norma) Tuck of Cullen; two daughters: Rachel (Bill) Saunders of Scottsburg, and Helen (Bobby) Berry of Spout Springs; six grandchildren: Robbie Berry, Kris Tuck, John Taylor Tuck, Jessica Saunders, Jacob Saunders and Jordan Saunders; two great-grandchildren: Ryan Berry and Carter Berry; a brother: E.C. Watts; two sisters: Pauline Green of Randolph and Bonnie Brown of Phenix; and a special friend: Tim Tucker.

Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his first wife: Edna S. Watts; a sister: Lois Ann Sublett; and two brothers: Carroll Watts and Robert Watts.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, October 28, at the Bethel Baptist Church with interment in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight, Oct. 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to browningduffer.com.