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Barbara Reeves Watson

Obituary for Barbara Reeves Watson

January 26, 1930 - July 26, 2017
Pickens, South Carolina | Age 87


Barbara Reeves Watson, 87, wife for 44 years of Thomas A. Watson, died Wednesday, 26 July 2017. She was born on 26 January 1930, in the Big Eastatoee Valley of Pickens County to parents Claude H. and Velma Aiken Reeves; both of which are deceased. She was also predeceased by one brother, Gerald Reeves; her daughter, Natasha A. Reeves; and her first husband, A.J. Reeves. She is survived by siblings Earl Reeves (Margie) of Sunset, SC; Roy Reeves (Carol) of Westport, OR; Harold Reeves (Katina) of Athens, Greece; Dorothy Ziak of Knappa, OR; Carol Brubaker (Jerry) of Westport, OR; Jan Olsen of Richland, WA; and Sharon Reeves of Forrest Grove, OR. Barbara spent her entire working career as a professional secretary, retiring in 1992.

Her husband Thomas (Tom) would like to express his grateful appreciation for the unbelievable support and care that was given to Barbara while battling with Alzheimer's Disease. Her caregivers included Wendy, Brian, Daniel, Andrew, and Philip Watson; Tammie, Shane, Sallie Marie, and Lance Watson; Alex Kay; Justin Kay; Earl and Margie Reeves; Steuart and Tonya Watson; Jackie, Kathy, and Leslie Adams; Johnnie Marie and Henry Watson, and Mrs. Sylvia Riggins. Tom would also like to express his gratitude to the entire team of Hospice Care of South Carolina. This organization can only be described as the most professional, caring, and efficient health care unit that he has ever encountered.

The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Downtown, Easley conducted by family member the Reverend Tommy Hayes with eulogy by Steuart Watson. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 7:30PM Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1818 East Main Street, Easley, SC 29640.

Those serving as pallbearers include Lance Watson, Daniel Watson, Jackie Adams, Bob Watson, Justin Kay, and Alex Kay. The employees of Marion Davis, Inc. will serve as honorary escort.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

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