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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Norma (Ruth) Watson

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  • Funeral services for Norma (Ruth) Watson will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Alton Fannin will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
    Ruth was born July 22, 1928, at Palestine, Arkansas. She died Jan. 14, 2013, in Davis.
    She was married to the Rev. James M. Watson at Shawnee, Okla., on Aug. 21, 1954. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2009. She was a homemaker and pastor's wife.
    She and her husband had been missionaries for the International Mission Board serving in Spain. They moved to Ardmore in 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Baptist Women's Organization.
    Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Byrns, Elgin, Okla., Nita Clark, Dickson Okla., and Jamie Warner, Davis, Okla.; a son, Reece Watson, Siloam Springs, Ark.; five sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister.
    Memorials may be made to "Missions" at the First Baptist Church, 225 1st SW Ave., Ardmore, OK 73401.
    Family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home.
    On line condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.
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