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Shirley Ann Clark Watterson, 84, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, with her family at her side.
Shirley was born July 9, 1932, in Catlettsburg, to the late Russell Sr. and Ada Fleming Clark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, George C. Watterson, in 1995; and three siblings, Russell Clark Jr., Jean Vaughn and Lois Jane Clark.
Shirley was a graduate of Thomas R. Brown High School. She was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, a former member of Unity Baptist Church, where she taught in Vacation Bible School. Shirley enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts and traveling. She thoroughly enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren and was active as a homeroom mother, Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.
She is survived by her three daughters, Cindy Riley, Susie Robinson and Jamie Watterson, all of Ashland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Tom Clark of Lumberton, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center Street in Catlettsburg with Pastor Mike Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 3, 2017
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