Saturday, March 23

Mary Briles Watford Dies

Mary (Mammy) Elizabeth Briles Watford, 96, passed Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 AM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. John Hill officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 PM. Born in Davidson County, May 5, 1916 a daughter of Virgil S. Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. In 1941 she was married to Odell Jesse Watford who died in 1979. Surviving are two sons, Jesse Odell Watford and his wife Sherri and Eddie Briles Watford and his girlfriend Pam Jessup, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Hunt and Virginia Snyder, both of Thomasville; five grandchildren, Tammy Blackburn and her husband Robert, Jesse O. Watford III, Julie Myers, Keith Watford, Megan Wood and her husband Travis, and Ashley Watford; fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Joe Watford, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Mathews, and a great-granddaughter, Katie Brown.

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