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Melba Elois Mills Watts: Tabor City

1932 – 2018

     Melba Elois Mills Watts of Tabor City died Sunday, April 15, in McLeod Loris hospital. She was 85.

     Born Dec. 21, 1932 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late David Paul Mills and Doris Lee Stephens Mills and the widow of Dale Watts.

     She is survived by one son, Rocky Dale Watts of Tabor City; one brother, Anthony “Tony” Mills of Redding, California; three sisters, Hilda Norris and Clara Lee Mills of Tabor City and Nancy Turner of Nichols; two grandchildren, Derick (Lacey) Watts of Loris and Danna Watts of Tabor City; and one great grandchild, Ellah Watts.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Mills; and one sister, Barbara Ann Mills Grainger.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in New Life Baptist Church, Tabor City, burial following in Spivey Cemetery, Tabor City.

     A guest register is available here.