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Wesley Winston Watts: Loris

1943 – 2022

     Wesley Winston “Pee Wee” Watts of Loris passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, in his home. He was 79.

     He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Columbus County, a son of the late Levy and Evelyn Carrie (Soles) Watts.

     He was a member of Avant’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo and was well known for his produce for as long as anybody can remember. His customers loved calling him “Tater Man.” He loved watching the Atlanta Braves, and he played and coached sandlot baseball into his 50’s.

     Survivors include his wife, Patsy O. Watts of the home; two sons, Wesley Watts (Doris) of Loris and Mickey Watts (Donna) of Latta; two daughters, Joann Benoist (William) of Tabor City and Brinda Watts of Loris; two brothers, Billy Watts of Loris, and Randy Watts of Tabor City; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, one stepson, and several grandchildren.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Cartrette officiating, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.