Bettie Faye Watts

April 28, 1935 – August 27, 2020

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Bettie Faye Owens Watts, age 85, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Elmcroft Personal Care Home in Oxford. Bettie was born April 28, 1935 in Itawamba County, MS to Allie Arnold and Lena Bell Long Owens. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church. Bettie was a graduate of Pontotoc High School and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She taught Special Education for 25 years. Bettie enjoyed photography, genealogy, sewing, reading, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Carl Teel officiating, burial will follow in the Oak Forrest Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Due to COVID 19, social distancing will be observed as well as face mask required at the funeral home.

Survivors include her two sons, Michael Noel Watts and wife Becky of Oxford, MS and James Leslie Watts and wife Susan of Louisville, MS; one brother, Ron Owens and wife Susan of Belton, TX; three grandchildren, Jennifer Redditt and husband Chad, Laura Kate Tribble and husband Stefan and Camille Carskadon and husband James; four great-grandchildren, William Chadwick Redditt, Miles Dunbar Redditt, Piper Evelyn Tribble and Charlotte Elizabeth Carskadon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Noel Edward Watts and a brother, Jerry Owens.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 28, 2020

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