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Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:01

Alfred Gene "Sparkie" Watts

Roanoke Rapids-

Alfred Gene “Sparkie” Watts, 77, died at his home on Harrell’s Cove Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Mr. Watts was born in Halifax County, January 04, 1940, to the late Alfred Gus and Mattie Vaughan Watts. He was a wonderful father, “World Class” fisherman and an avid guitarist. In addition to his parents, Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Harrell Watts.

Surviving are his sons, Daryl Watts and wife, Tracy and Chris Watts and fiancé, Heather Rhea; brothers, Walter Watts and wife, Betty, Jesse Watts and wife, Mary Ann, Wilbur Watts and wife, Joyce and Rupert Lyles and wife, Dolly; grandchildren, Kelsey Short and husband, Nick, Cody Watts and Justin Watts. Also surviving is his great grandchild, Easton.

Rev. Randy Martin will conduct a service of remembrance Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Mr. Watt’s home, 122 Harrell’s Cove Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The family has suggested memorial contributions be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 525 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

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#2 RE: Simone Davis 2017-05-25 17:01
Extremely sad to hear yesterday about the passing of Uncle Sparkie. I have so many fond memories growing up of times spent in NC with him, Aunt Betty and the family. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love from your Maryland family.

#1 RE: Deborah Smith Plumme 2017-04-17 16:57
Daryl and Family,

I am so sorry to read about the passing of your beloved father. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

God Bless,

Deborah Smith Plummer
Class of 1982

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