Arwanna Graybeal Watson, age 77 of Warrensville, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at her home. Arwanna was born on January 16, 1944 to the late Wade Denton and Opal Susann Woodard Graybeal in Ashe County, North Carolina. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Talmage E. Watson, one sister, Donna Jean Combs, one brother, David Graybeal, two grandchildren, Shane Pennington and Avan Watson, and one great-grandchild, Zoé Pennington.
Arwanna was a member of Clifton Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping and reading, especially her Bible. She liked to play Mexican Train and Rook with her friends. Mrs. Watson will be remembered as a giving and helping person.
Mrs. Watson is survived by two daughters, Cathy Pennington of Walkertown and Shelia Baldwin and husband, Greg of Lansing, one son, Chris Watson and wife, Shelia of Warrensville, one brother Joe Graybeal of West Jefferson and two sisters, Shirley Dunn of Butler, TN and Judy Roark of Jefferson. Three grandchildren, Shawna Pennington, Austin Watson and Aaron Watson, three great-grandchildren, Maddison Pennington, Sydney Pennington and Adon Joyce. Mrs. Watson is also survived by her special friends, Bonnie Woods, Mary Osborne, Brenda Roten and Becky McNeil. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Galgano.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm one hour prior to the service.
Anyone attending services please wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, c/o Sandy Roten, PO Box 132, Lansing, NC 28643.
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