Gertrude Watts Smith, age 91, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of Fairview C.P. Church. She was born in Coffee Ridge, Tennessee on June 26, 1929. She retired from Magnavox after 42 years of service.
Survivors include her two daughters and one son-in-law: Linda Leach of Telford and Ruth and Everett Ottinger of Greeneville; five grandchildren and their spouses: Missy Dunn and John and Kristen Ottinger of Greeneville, Matthew Leach of Johnson City, Kevin and Stephanie Morrison of Chuckey, and Lee Ann and Thomas White of Knoxville; eight great grandchildren: a special great grandson Trever Ottinger, Ady Ripley, Emily, Ashley, Jessica, and Tyler Morrison, Evan and Adison White; one brother and three sisters-in-law: Murley and Lucille Watts of Russellville, Nancy Watts of Erving, Texas, June Smith of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years: James E. Smith; her parents: Anderson and Rhuhamie Watts; two sisters: Myrtie Dickerson and Bertha Willis; five brothers: J.C. Watts, Clarence Watts, Floyd Watts, Glen Watts, and Lake Blankenship.
The Smith family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the Chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Rev. Ronnie Duncan will be officiating. Everyone is asked to meet by 1:00 pm Sunday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home to go in procession to Oak Dale Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery for the 2:00 pm graveside service.
Pallbearers will include: John Ottinger, Trever Ottinger, Carol Dickerson, Buddy Cobble, Michael Goins, and Pete Baird.
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