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Dorothy Watson

JANUARY 13 – Dorothy Jean Rowland Watson passed away at Southside Community Hospital on Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

She was born in Newington, Connecticut on June 16, 1929. She began her life-long career in nursing in the Air Force, followed by work in a physician's practice, then moving on to 38 years of service at Southside Community Hospital, devoting herself to providing quality care to generations of local citizens.

Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, James W. Watson Sr.; four children, James W. Watson Jr., Suzanne Hayes, Douglas C. Watson, and Gregory A. Watson; a brother, Richard P. Rowland; as well as five grand-children and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Farmville United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 15, at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

The family will be receiving family and friends at Puckett Funeral Home between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14.

The family asks that donations be made to the Farmville United Methodist Church, or the FACES Food Bank.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.