Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts


Mary Ruth Hornsby was born on 17 Mar 1934 in Westville, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of Joe English Hornsby and Marie Bowers Hornsby.


Mary R Hornsby was counted in the census on 17 Apr 1940 in Flat Rock, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 6-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home Joe Hornsby; her mother, Marie Hornsby; and her brothers, Lawrence Hornsby and Joseph Hornsby.


She died on 25 Mar 2015 in Lugoff, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. She was buried on 28 Mar 2015 in Lugoff, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Obituary of Mary Hornsby Watts

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

Mrs. Watts passed away at home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Born in Westville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph English and Marie Bowers Hornsby. She was a retired floral designer and was a member of Springvale Baptist Church and the Winsome Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking, decorating, gardening, floral designing and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jack Floyd Watts Sr.; daughter, Debra W. Goff (Dean) of Elgin; sons, Jack F. “Jacky” Watts Jr. (Tonya) of Lugoff and Mark R. Watts (Donna) of Lugoff; brothers, Joe Hornsby Jr. and Michael Hornsby; sister, Sylvia Smith; grandchildren, Hollie Watts McCluney (Brad), Michael Cody Watts (Kendall), Mark Reed Watts and Lauren Elizabeth Watts; and great-grandchildren, Owen McCluney and Annabelle Watts. She was predeceased by brothers, W.L. Hornsby and Paul Hornsby.


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM,
Powers Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM,
Springvale Baptist Church


On October 15, 2016, Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts was listed as the deceased wife in the obituary of Jack F. Watts, Sr.


On March 15, 2020, Mary Ruth Watts was listed as the deceased sister in the obituary of Joe Hornsby, Jr.

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