Rebecca Bowens Watson

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Rebecca Bowens Watson, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Rebecca was born in Columbus, GA on July 9, 1949 to the late Jimmie Tobie and Mary Lee Bowens. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Edward Watson, Sr.; sister Lillian Larraine Davis; brothers Rufus White, Lamar Bowens, and Jimmie Bowens. Rebecca was a loving mother and grandmother and deeply loved by her family. She was a homemaker and she deeply loved the people of Yahoola Baptist Church. The church’s ministry to Rebecca during her illness brought great comfort to her family.

Survivors include her daughter Yvette Gooch (Kenneth), Cleveland; sons James Edward “Bubba” Watson, Cornelia, and Cory Watson, Midway, GA; grandsons Shannon Gooch and Kevin Gooch; sisters Sue Ray, and Marie Fleming (David); nieces Donna Sue Ray and Diane Burgess, all of Columbus; several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside services were held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, GA. The Rev. Kris Butler officiated.

To share a memory of Rebecca or a condolence with the family visit

Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega, formerly Banister Funeral Home.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812