Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park Winchester TN.

Family Owned & Operated: Tommy and Doris Colvin-North Watson-North Funeral Home & Memorial Park is dedicated to providing services to the families of Franklin County and the surrounding areas with care and compassion.

The staff of Watson-North Funeral Home & Memorial Park have a combined experience of over 100 years of serving families at the time of need. The years of service coupled with the state-of-the-art facility allows Tommy North and his highly compassionate staff to offer every family exceptional service. We serve every family with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your family's needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.

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02/20/2021
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Obituary for Jerome "Jerry" Jochem | Watson-North Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jerome "Jerry" Jochem | Watson-North Funeral Home

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Obituary for Thomas Pruitt Fulton | Watson-North Funeral Home

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01/05/2021

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to Anne Williams Pendergrass, age 72, of Decherd. Mrs. Pendergrass passed from this life on January 4, 2021 while surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered by the love she had for her family, wrestling, soap operas, and her precious animals. Mrs. Pendergrass was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed watching church programs. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memories, her daughter, Tammy Howard and her husband Curtis; son, Stacy Mosley and his wife, Angel; foster daughter, Rochelle Lynn Price; brothers, Pete Williams and his wife Shirley of Florida, Richard Williams of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Curtis Howard, Jr, Matthew Howard, Dillon Howard, Stacy Mosley, Jr, Anna Mosley, Destiny Mosley, Drake and Drew Rhoton, Erica Wright Gilliam; great granddaughters, Kaidence Wood, Kendal Gilliam; best friend, Janice Pigeon of Florida and her precious fur baby, Aphrodite. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roxanne Child Williams and Alford Williams, Jr; husband of 30 years, Steven Pendergrass; foster son Bobby Joe Price and best friend of 50 years, Betty Steele. Visitation for Mrs. Pendergrass will be held on Wednesday January 6, 2021 from 5-8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 2:00 with Bro. Tony Howard officiating. Interment will be at Watson-North Memorial Park with family serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be shared at www.watsonnorth.com

01/05/2021

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Linda Jane Haynes Widner, age 78 of Monteagle and formerly of Cowan. Ms. Widner passed away December 31 at Signature Healthcare of Monteagle. She was a fun-loving person with a bubbly and outgoing personality. She loved to dance and will be remembered for her great sense of humor. Before her health began to fail, she loved to travel, ready for a shopping spree or a road trip in a moment’s notice. Mrs. Widner is preceded in death by her mother, Avous Dees and her father, Milous Haynes; son, Dale Widner; sisters, Margaret Powell and Monta Rhea Phillips. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Danielle and Stacy Robinson of Estill Springs; sons, Steven Widner and wife Angela of Panama City, FL., and Rodney Widner of Tampa, FL.; grandchildren, Taylor Rundell and Alissa Robinson; sisters, Shirley Patrick of Cullman, AL and Donna Ashley and husband Perry, also of Cullman, AL; brothers, James “Jim” Haynes of Kimberly, AL and Jerry Lee Haynes of Hanceville, AL; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Watson-North Funeral Home Tuesday January 5, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Ashley officiating. Interment will follow at Watson-North Memorial Park with friends and family members serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

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Obituary for Larry Wayne Sutton | Watson-North Funeral Home

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11/23/2020

Judy McDowell Logan, age 85, passed from this life on Friday, November 20, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on August 25, 1935 in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon ‘Peanut’ McDowell and Ruth Steed McDowell, of Winchester, Tennessee; husband Thomas M. Logan of Winchester, Tennessee; stepson Stephen Logan (Julia Logan-Mayes spouse) of Tullahoma, Tennessee and grandson Ryan Thomas Logan of Tullahoma, Tennessee; sisters Jane McDowell McSurdy of Key Largo, Florida; Gladys “Tissie” McDowell Watley of California. Her sister Mary “Messie” McDowell Russell currently resides in Coquille, Oregon.

Judy’s children include Allison Tate Arnold of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Nelson Steed Tate of Winchester, Tennessee, Ceree Tate Eberly of Atlanta, Georgia; and Lessie Tate Miller (James Miller spouse) of San Jose, California. Her grandchildren include Derrick Arnold (Sarah spouse), Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Matthew Arnold, Decherd, TN; Trent Logan, Shelbyville, Tennessee; Tyler Eberly, Monterey, California; Beck Miller, Santa Monica, California.

Judy graduated from Franklin Country High School in 1953 and attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee. She worked for Elk River Public Utility District in Winchester, Tennessee, for over 23 years until her retirement. She was a life-long member of the 1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Tennessee.

Entombment will take place at Watson-North Memorial Park on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

11/15/2020

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Jeffery Allen Partin, age 50 of Winchester. He was born August 21, 1970 to the late Harry (Ballie) Partin and Betty Stewart Partin. During his working years, he worked with his dad and was a jack of all trades. He had a variety of hobbies and interests. He loved all types of music from rock and roll to Southern Gospel and he enjoyed the great outdoors. He was very talented at sewing, having made curtains and other household things for his sisters, family and friends. He attended the Winchester United Pentecostal Church. In addition to his father, Jeffery is preceded in death by a daughter, Kayla Partin; paternal grandparents, Jacoby and Carrie Partin; maternal grandparents, B. W. and Annie Mae Stewart. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife, Treva Reavis Partin of Winchester; mother, Betty Stewart Partin; brother, Joe (Barbara) all of Winchester; sisters, Angela Walker of Winchester and Gina (Wayne) Steele of Decherd; step-children, Judy (Brian) Medows, Ronald Lowery, Jr and Ricky Lowery; step-grandchildren, Tori Meadows, Dakota Medows and Dennis Lowery; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of close friends. The family will receive friends at Watson-North Funeral Home Monday November 16 between the hours of 3 and 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 2 p.m.Tuesday November 17, 2020 with Bro. John Partin, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Watson-North Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Skylin Steele, Elijah Steele, Dustin Wenger, Stephen Walker, Brian Medows, Ken Lowery and Kenny Hodges. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

11/15/2020

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mrs. Margaret A. Henshaw. Mrs. Henshaw passed from this life on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at STRHS in Winchester at the age of 77. Margaret attended Paint Rock Valley High School in Princeton, AL, and graduated in 1961. She worked in the financial industry for over 40 years. She volunteered at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System for 14.5 years. She was always willing and offered to help others, whenever possible. She loved to walk for exercise. She always looked forward to attending the Huntland High School Basketball games, where all the players and Coaches made her feel extremely loved. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Paul Edward Henshaw of Decherd, TN; son, Keith Henshaw and wife Lisa of Winchester, TN; grandson, Kyle Henshaw and his wife Paige and great grandson, Rhys Henshaw of Estill Springs, TN; grandson, Trey Henshaw and Great Granddaughter, Reagan Clark-Henshaw of Decherd, TN; sister-in-law, Carolyn Potter of Decherd, TN; several other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends, including a special great-niece, Aleiyah Potter. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence and Ethel Locke both of Princeton, AL; brother, Glen Locke of Ringgold, GA; and sister, Connie Hambrick of Hixson, TN. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Watson-North Memorial Park beginning at 2:00 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

11/14/2020

We had new door greeters today. Kennedy and Eli spent some time at Watson-North Funeral Home. They are the 10 month old, twin grandchildren of Doris and Tommy.

11/11/2020

Today we recognize those who have faithfully served our nation with bravery and honor. We thank our veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our nation, and we offer our highest appreciation for their service to America.

11/05/2020

Funeral Services for Mother Idella Taylor
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10/30/2020
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Obituary for Mary Ann (Finney) Butler | Watson-North Funeral Home

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Obituary for Rev. George F Smith | Watson-North Funeral Home

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10/24/2020

The Story of Reverend George F. Smith

THE SON

Reverend George Franklin, (GFP), Smith passed on October 15, 2020 at Elk River Health & Rehabilitation of Winchester, TN at age of 92 after a brief illness. Rev. Smith was born February 29, 1928 to the late Berry and Flora (Pitts) Smith in Decherd, Tennessee but celebrated his birth day on 2/28/28 due to leap year. He quoted in the High March, January 1978 article “I was born on a leap year…that’s why I’ve been jumping ever since.” Everyone who knew Rev. Smith knows he loved having fun! He is preceded in death by 15 siblings.

THE ACTIVIST

Graduating from Townsend high school in 1946, Rev. Smith joined the United States Army serving after WWII as a firefighter and received an honorable discharge on July 5th 1947. Upon Rev. Smith’s discharge he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal; the Medal for Service; the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. After returning to Franklin County from the Army he was employed at the Arnold Air Force Base and later became a fireman where he received multiple recognitions and certificates of achievements. He enjoyed cooking for his crew! Fireman George retired after 41 years of employment. Doing his time working at the Arnold Air Force Base Rev. Smith served as the Pastor for Concord Primitive Baptist Church in Howell TN, Halls Philippe Primitive Baptist Church in Shelbyville TN and Bethany Primitive Baptist Church in Mulberry TN. Rev. Smith served in this capacity for 54 years and was a faithful member at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Winchester, TN where he attended every Sunday as one of the oldest members. Rev. Smith was the Vice Moderator of the Primitive Baptist Association for many years. Even after retiring he never stayed still because he drove the school bus in Franklin County for years, continued to farm planting crops of soy beans and sweet potatoes in the garden every year (he loved getting up most mornings to cook his sweet potatoes, bacon, and pan cakes); even at the age of 86, he and Chester Stovall, Sr. cut wood to give to the elderly and to sell. Rev. Smith joined the Masonic Lodge Arunah #132 in 1953 and was in the Braden Chapter #105 Order Of Eastern Star, the Tullahoma Consistory #185 and was in the United Supreme Council as a Honorary 33rd Degree Mason which is the highest position one could achieve.
THE HUSBAND & FATHER

Reverend Smith is survived by his devoted wife for over 72 years, Annie Ophelia (Moore) Smith of Decherd, TN. One son preceded him in death, Dr. George W. (Toni) Smith of Murfreesboro, TN.; Jimmy R. Smith of Murfreesboro, TN; Daniel (Rochell) Smith and Janice (Henry) Kittrell of Smyrna, TN; Flora Robinson of Cleveland, OH; sister Estella Bailey of Tullahoma, TN; devoted sister-in-law Maudiette (Larry) Hollis of Atlanta, GA. Rev. Smith leaves a legacy of 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; and many nephews & nieces.

HIS LEGACY

Reverend Smith was a true trailblazer. He was the only African American member of the Franklin County Ministerial Allowance in the 70’s; a civil rights activist where he helped form the Franklin County Community Association that honors academic students with the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship; the first African American Alderman for the Municipal Council for the city of Decherd TN. Rev. Smith and others made history when they fought alongside the late Avon Williams in getting the Franklin County courts to allow African American students to voluntarily attend school a year prior to forced integration. Out of the nine who attended, he was the first to send three of his children, where he proudly escorted his children on their first day of school in 1964, to Decherd Public Elementary Schools.

A walk through visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Watson-North Funeral Home from 12:00PM until 1:00PM. At the request of the family, please adhere to CDC Guidelines, wear a mask inside the funeral home, and keep a 6-feet distance. A private family funeral service and burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

10/21/2020

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Lisa Fay Durham Duckett, age 52 of Tullahoma. Mrs. Duckett passed away October 19, 2020 at Tennova Harton Hospital in Tullahoma. She was a 1986 graduate of Franklin County High School. She had a special love for playing cards. She loved attending concerts, and loved reading. She was a very thoughtful person and was gifted with a great sense of humor and a mischievous laugh. Above all these things, she loved every aspect of motherhood and she was a devoted grandmother as well. Lisa is preceded in death by her father, R. H. Durham. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jake Duckett of Tullahoma; daughters, Holly Duckett of Tullahoma and Misty Duckett of Estill Springs; mother, Ann Durham of Estill springs; sisters, Libby Brownfield of Estill Springs, Pam Wooten of Tullahoma; Patty (Brian) Brazier of Estill Springs; brothers, Tony (Patsy) Durham of Collinsville, MS, Rex (Sara) Durham of Murfreesboro, Dennis Durham of Estill Springs and Spencer (April) Durham, also of Estill Springs. Friends may visit with the family at Watson-North Funeral Home Friday October 23, 2020 between the hours of 5:30 and 6 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at 6 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

10/13/2020

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Robert Ray Henderson, age 74 of Estill Springs. Mr. Henderson passed away October 11, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Marion County, AL, he made his home in Franklin County for more than 30 years. He worked as a carpenter and built a number of houses and also worked in strip mining. In later years he worked as a machinist at Universal Technologies, Inc. in Estill Springs. He loved hunting, camping, fishing and everything outdoors including raising his laying hens. He will be remembered by friends, family, co-workers and all who knew him for his mischievous sense of humor. He loved to jokingly pick at those he loved most. He was a very kind and generous man who loved animals and fed and cared for every stray animal that was fortunate enough to find him. Mr. Henderson is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Anthony Henderson; grandson, Nathan Braxton Hill; father, Henry Oxley Henderson. He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his passing, his loving wife of 40 years, Lanetta Ferguson Henderson of Estill Springs. He also leaves his daughters, Amy Michelle (Johnathon) Hill of McMinnville, Jennifer (Barry) Anderson of Tuscumbia. AL and Laura Ann Henderson of Chicago; son, Jesse Spear of Winfield, AL; sisters, Ann Ewing of Foley, AL., Rita Faye Henderson of Estill Springs and Anita K. (Scott) Cochran of Winfield, AL; brothers, Alvin (Trib) Henderson of Hubbertville, AL and Michael (Jackie) Henderson of Winfield, AL; grandchildren Lacey Hill, Isabella Anderson and Jace Anderson; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Watson-North funeral Home Wednesday October 14, 2020 between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday October 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Watson-North Memorial Park with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

10/09/2020

Marvin L. Fuqua age 63, of Winchester, passed from this life on October 7, 2020 following a brief illness. Marvin was a loving husband, brother and uncle. He was a man of integrity, loved his family and considered his friends as part of his family. He enjoyed life, football, golfing and knew all about some prime rib from Longhorn Steakhouse. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Vanderbilt Football and Baseball. Marvin was a 1975 graduate of Franklin County High School. He proudly served his country from 1975 until his retirement in 2003 with the Army National Guard. He retired as an E-5. He also retired from Carpenter’s Union. Marvin never met a stranger, always had a smile and made so many new friends during his years as a Security Officer. He had worked for Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Winchester and was currently employed as a Security Officer with Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memories, his loving wife, Linda Smith Fuqua; sisters, Elizabeth Simmons, Doris Simmons, Jody Simmons, Alma Fuqua, all of Winchester; brothers, Willie (Pam Hendon) Fuqua, Michael (Estella) Fuqua and Pete Fuqua both of Winchester; sister in laws, Wilma Fuqua, Gloria (Isaiah) Jones also of Winchester; brother in law, Douglas (Sequita) Smith; uncle, James (Dora) Simmons of Ohio; aunt, Arwillie Fuqua of Winchester and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Alma Fuqua; brothers, Mark Fuqua, James Fuqua; sisters, Mary Fuqua and Margaret Fuqua Brown. The family will receive friends on Saturday October 17, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The funeral will start at 1:00 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens with military honors. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Security Officers with Jack Daniel’s Distillery will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. A guest register will be placed outside the funeral home for those wishing to sign but not enter the funeral home. As a precautionary measure, the family request that mask be worn, and to social distance the best as possible during the visitation and funeral service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.watsonnorth.com

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