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Hilda (Reed) Watts

November 13, 1925 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 93)

Canton – Hilda Reed Boydston Watts, 93, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Aston Park Health Care Center in Asheville.

A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Furman and Lydia Teems Reed.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Boydston, who died in 1973; second husband, Herbert Watts, who died in 2015; a daughter, Jan Boydston Webb; and a grandson, Colby Pressley; two sisters, Hazel West and Helen Sohrweid; and one brother, John Harold Reed.  Hilda was a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital for 25 years, a lifelong member of Ridgeway Baptist Church and a licensed cosmetologist.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Rogers (Kevin) of Canton; one son, Ronnie Boydston (Nancy) of Canton; four step-daughters, Mary Ann Thompson (Andy) of Eden, Marci Shelton (Ronnie) of Waynesville, Lynn Woolard (Hilliard) of Grifton, North Carolina, and Beth Conner of Canton; one sister, Annette Weemering of California; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Reverend Jack W. Collins officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church, 525 Old US/Hwy, Candler, NC  28715.

The care of Mrs. Watts has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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