Marie Kesterson Watts, Rocky Top

Marie Kesterson Watts, beloved mother and grandmother age 91, of Rocky Top, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her residence.  Marie was born in Campbell County, TN, on August 31, 1925. Marie was a member of Rocky Top United Methodist Church. She graduated from Draughns Business College and worked as a Calutron Operator and lab analyst at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, During WWIl. She also worked at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information(OSTI) until her retirement in 1990. Marie is preceded in death by her parents: Troy and Verna Kesterson, Husbands Donvan Byrd and Harry Lee Watts, Sister Myrtle Busbee, and brothers Otis, Clarence, Clyde and Glen Kesterson.
Children:                               Ray &( Darlene) Byrd                          Halls
                                             Steve &( Carolyn ) Byrd                  Oak Ridge
                                             Cindy &( Joe ) Smith                       Clinton
                                             Rose  Ann &( Michael)Mobley         Knoxville
Brother:                                Arnold kesterson & (Polly)
Sister:                                   Dorthy Hembree & (Carl)
12 Grandchildren
9  Great-Grandchildren
1 Great-Great-Grandchild
Several other family members and friends.
Visitation: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral Service: 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with  Rev. Dave Henderson Officiating.
Interment: Friends and Family will meet  Wednesday  March 15, 2017 at Leach  Cemetery in Lake City at 2:00 PM for Marie’ graveside service.
You can also visit Marie’s Guestbook at
Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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