Skip to content

Maurice Watts: Tabor City

1926 – 2021

     Maurice Watts of Tabor City widow of Ted Watts, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, at Shoreland Health Care and Retirement Center in Whiteville. She was 95.

     Born Nov. 4, 1926 in Faison, she was a daughter of Jesse Marvin and Janie Bell (Gore) Bass.

     In her younger years, she worked as a telephone operator, but was known by most by her work at Dameron Drug Store.

     She is survived by three sons, Terry (Shirley) Watts, Ricky (Sheneil) Watts, Tony (Devan Branch) Watts; a daughter, Zettie Mae Watts; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ted; and a son, Ted “Chipper” Watts, Jr.

     A funeral service was planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Smith officiating, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service in the chapel, and at other times at her home.

     A guest register is available here.