Loretta Marie Watson

79 year old Loretta Marie Watson of McMinnville died Saturday at her residence in Warren County. She was retired from Smithville Shirt Factory where she worked as a seamstress. Watson was also a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Clara Myrtle Jones Bratcher; her husband, John Watson; a brother, Paul Bratcher; and a sister, Rose Bivens. One grandson, Barry Melton. Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Helton of McMinnville, Rose and her husband Leonard Melton of Smithville, and Barbara and her husband Virgil Hibdon, Jr. of McMinnville. One son, Charles and his wife Carisa Watson of McMinnville. Seven grandchildren, Toni Herdman, Tina Helton, Brad Melton and his wife Jessica, Greg Hibdon and his wife Cheryl, Angela Brown and her husband Danny all of McMinnville, Crystal Waldron and her husband Dave of Murfreesboro, John Helton and his wife Tonya of Indiana. Seven great grandchildren, Brandi and Brook Herdman and Katy Helton all of Indiana, Matthew Hibdon, Brady and Baler Melton, and Alex and Abigail Brown all of McMinnville and William Waldron of Murfreesboro. One great great granddaughter, Ambria Leedy of Indiana. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends as well as one special niece, Ernesteen Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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