Earl Finland Watts


Earl Finland Watts was born March 9, 1940 in Camden, he was the son of the late Robert O. Watts and Martha Mae Rabon Watts.

1940 Census Information:

According to United States Census reported on May 13, 1940, Robert C Watts (33) owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, with his wife, Martha Mae Watts (27), and their children; Robert L Watts (7), James Watts (5), Hughey Watts (4), Edward Watts (3), Carolyn Watts (1) and Earle Watts (2 months). All family members reported having been born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Robert C Watts was a laborer in road construction.


On March 3, 1985, Earl F Watts was mentioned as a living son in the obituary of Mrs. Robert O. Watts.


On August 28, 1990, Earl F. Watts was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Douglas “Buck” McArthur Watts.


Earl Finland Watts, 63, of Lugoff, died Saturday, August 9, 2003.

He had retired from DuPont and was a member of Lodge #411 and Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving were wife, Phyllis Branham Watts; daughter, Vickie Watts Covino of Lugoff; son, Randy “Bubba” Watts of Camden; grandsons, Rodger Earl Covino and Robert Blake Watts; sisters, Wilma Watts and Shirley Bench of Elgin and Brenda Nash of Alabama; brothers, Robert Watts of Chesterfield, James Watts and Brunson Laverne Watts of Elgin.

He was predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Truesdell and brothers, Huey Watts, Buck Watts, Edward Watts and William Lee Watts.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, was in charge.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reverend Bill Drees, Reverend Doug Mize, Reverend Ken Jackson and Joe Covino, son-in-law, officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2003, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Oak Hill Community Church.

2003.08.11 - Earl Watts
August 11, 2003 State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina Page 8
Phyllis Branham Watts
Located in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Yvonne Miller Vaughn


On September 5, 2017, Earl Watts was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of James Henry Watts.

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