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Zelmia Watson

December 21, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Zelmia Mae Wolford Watson, 68, a resident of Northfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in the intensive care unit of South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

She was born July 27, 1944, at Coalton, a daughter of the late Hollis and Rebecca Broschart Wolford.

On Oct. 10, 1970, she was married to Alan James Watson, who survives.

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Also surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Jones and husband, William, of Stow, Ohio; two sisters, Rita Joanne Mixon of Charleston, S.C., and Susie Jane Gaskins and husband, Cohen, of Alvin, S.C.; three brothers, James Hollis "Bud" Wolford of Cortland, Ohio, Albert Kent Wolford and wife, Alice, of Coalton, and John Robert "Bobby" Wolford and wife, Patricia, of Jacksonville, Ark.; three grandchildren, Zachary Hollis Watson, Katie Marie Jones and Megan Rebecca Jones; two great-grandchildren, Aubray Heaven McIntire and Gabriel Michael Winston; and many nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death was one sister, Georgia Marie Shreves.

Mrs. Watson was very active in her healthier days. She held several jobs having worked for the telephone company, J.C. Penney, Lawson's and Wal-Mart. She enjoyed being with and helping people. She volunteered for numerous organizations including the PTA having served as president at her daughter's school. She was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts and served as president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6768 Ladies Auxiliary. She loved organizing many family reunions and events, reading mystery novels and doing crafts. She attended many sporting events and activities in which her daughter and grandchildren participated and was their "No. 1 Fan."

Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Zelmia Mae Wolford Watson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



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