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Eva Jean Cooper Watson, age 86, of Watson Road, Hillsboro, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, at Life Care Center in Morehead.
She was born March 12, 1931, in Fleming County, a daughter of the late Roy Clifton and Lucy Ellen Holbrook Cooper. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Wilbur Franklin Watson on March 17, 2013; one grandson, Eric Watson; three brothers, Loren Cooper, Lowell Cooper, and Neolen Cooper; and five sisters, Olive Roark, Betty Ison, Ida Taylor, Gloria Sue Cooper, and Opal Swim.
She is survived by one son, George W. Watson and wife Vicki of Hillsboro; one daughter, Judy Conley and husband Evan of Muses Mill; three grandchildren, Melissa Ford, Kristen Manning, and Megan Watson; five great grandchildren, Ryan Ford, Makayla Ford, Ava Watson, Zander Watson, and Brentley Ray Manning; and other relatives and many friends.
Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed going to church, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She attended Sharkey Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at Hutton Funeral Home with the Rev. Harley Sexton, Jr. and Brother Jim Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Royse, Dave Watson, Phillip Swim, Donnie Cooper, Blake Manning, and Mike Royse.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 9 p. m. Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Hutton Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on January 3, 2018
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