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Aubrey J. “Joel” Watson: Jacksonville

    Aubrey J. “Joel” Watson of Jacksonville died Sunday, Jan. 4 at Onslow Memorial Hospital. He was 78.
    Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Living Hope Community Church with the Rev. Carlton Bradshaw officiating.  Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Green Sea Cemetery, Green Sea.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
    A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Watson was a retired banker in Jacksonville, working with First National Bank, Bank of NC and then with Bank of America.
    His wife, Jennifer Grubb Watson preceded him in death.
    Survivors include his son, Jeff Watson of Owings, Maryland; two daughters, Susan Moreno of Elizabeth City, and Rebecca Morton of Green Sea; nine grandchildren, Mathew Joseph, Robert Joseph, Corey Moreno, Shane Moreno, Joel Watson, Mackenzie Morton, Ashlyn Morton, Jennifer Morton, Braydon Morton and two great-grandchildren, Mannix Joseph and Wylie Joseph.
    The family suggests that donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
    A guest register is available here.

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