Mrs. Thethile "Deet Watts" Davis

August 22, 1920July 24, 2011

Thethile "Deet Watts" Davis, age 90 of Morganton and formerly of China Grove passed away peacefully with family at Grace Hospital on Sunday July 24, 2011. She was born on August 22, 1920 in Alexander County, a daughter of the late Allie and Ella Murphy Crouch. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Edgar Watts for 50 years, the late Flake Hall Thompson and the late Wade Cleo Davis. She was preceded in death by brothers; Meredith (Carline), Benjamin (Ollie), Leonard and Coolidge (Sarah) Crouch and sister Mano "Cricket" Bradshaw (Carl). Survivors include children, Peggy Barlow (Richard) of Morganton, James "Jim" Watts (Olivia) of Huntersville, Carl Watts of Charlotte, Darrell Watts (companion, Sherry) of Landis and Thomas "Rick" Watts of Morganton. Dearly loved grandchildren, Brian Barlow (Julie), Leisha Kayga, Patrick Barlow (Ashley), Elijah Watts, Jamie Watts and Jennifer Watts. Great grandchildren; Hillary and Rick Barlow and Bailey Hewat. One great great grandchild, and sister,Willie Pauline Stikeleather, sister in laws Gladys Cleveland, Alma Daughtery and Ruby Smith. Numerous nieces and nephews survive her. She worked for many years in the family business; Watts BBQ. The family will recieve friends on Wednesday from 11:00 til 12:00 at Central Baptist Church with services at 12 noon also at the church with Rev. Curtis Parker, Minister. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In liew of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Bapitst Church 1810 Moose Rd. Kannapolis, NC 28083 or Corriher Heights Baptist Church, 1980 Hwy 153, China Grove, NC 28023. C.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mrs. Thethile "Deet Watts" Davis

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July 27, 2011

Watts Family. We are so sorry to hear about the death of our very special friend for many years- Deet Watts. She will always hold a very special place in the life of both of our families. She has been a true friend for so many years and we appreciate so much all she has done for us. We are sorry that we could not attend the services today due to work commitments. Please share our thoughts, prayers and thanks to everyone in the family. Our love and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Jerold and Kathy Beaver Marlow

July 26, 2011


I am so sorry about your Mom, Deet Davis. From reading about her, she seems to have been a lovely lady and shall be greatly missed by your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I am going to be in the mountains and sorry that I will not be there to express my condolences in person.

As always, Nancy Smith

Jennifer Watts

July 26, 2011

I will miss Grandmother so much! Love her and always will.

Sherry Clark

July 26, 2011

Very sweet lady. My second Mom and I loved her very much.

Gail Johnson

July 26, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Sylvia Jones

July 26, 2011

Peggy and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sylvia Smith Jones