Mattie Belle Laney Watts, 86, of Snider Road in Lexington, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at her home after declining health.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Moss Cemetery in Marble with the Rev. Rondal Ford officiating.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington and other times at the home.
Mrs. Watts was born March 5, 1931, in Cherokee County to Franklin Laney and Lillie Bradshaw Laney. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Venson Burton Watts; her sons, Milton Watts and Johnny Watts; and her daughter, Judith Ann Watts. She also was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Elmer Laney, Billy Laney, Deveraux Laney, Hazel Luther, Intha Eubank, Mary Lee Hoskins and Jessie Mae Watson.
She is survived by her sons, Terry Watts (Kathy) of Lexington, and Timothy Watts of China Grove; her daughters, Nancy Watts and Mitzi Tysinger (Cecil), both of Lexington; her brother, Brownie Laney of Welcome; her sister, Coy Crotts of Welcome; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Davidson County for all the love and concern shown to the family.