OBITUARY: Bettye Jean Watts Edwards


Bettye Jean Watts Edwards, age 95, of Springfield, TN passed away on May 6th, 2024, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Edwards was born July 30, 1928, in Nashville, TN to the late Hershel Watts and Sadie Smith Watts Hancock.

She attended Coopertown High School and Draughon’s Business College. She was also a member of the New Chapel United Methodist Church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Edwards worked as an office administrator. Ultimately, she was known for being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Edwards is preceded in death by her husband, R.E. “Bub” Edwards, her brother Robert Watts, and her grandson, Michael Edwards.

She is survived by her brother, Charles (Linda) Watts, her two sons, Lynn (Megan) and Ken (Kathryn) Edwards, and her daughter Diane (Steve) Blackwell. Mrs. Edwards is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that will all miss her tremendously.

Funeral services will be held at Robertson County Funeral Home on Friday, May 10th with Reverend Paul Purdue officiating. The visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm with the service beginning at 1 pm. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ryan Blackwell, Braydon Fry, David Edwards, Lars Edwards, Aren Edwards, Gairdt Edwards, Terry Watts, and Michael Watts serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Circle of Friends at New Chapel Church 5016 Highway 49 West, Springfield, TN 37172.


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