Martha Watts PDF Print E-mail

Martha Alewine “BaBa” Watts, 100, of Newberry, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 9, 1919 in Silverstreet, she was a daughter of the late James Marion and Nannie Blair Alewine. She was a retired seamstress having retired in 1984 after 48 years of work. She retired from Damon International. Ms. Watts was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church and the WELCA Circle II. Her life revolved around always putting others first especially her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Ann (Bill) Floyd of Newberry; a sister, Julia Wessinger of Whitmire; grandchildren, Beverly (Gregg) Summer, Faye Woodward and Troy Floyd; great-grandchildren, Trista (Judd) Baird, Alex (Brandi) Summer, Adam (Rhyan) Summer, Brandon Woodward and Dustin Floyd; great-great-grandchildren, Judson Baird, Jonas Baird, Jensen Baird and Emerson Summer and son-in-law, Leland (Patsy) Epting. Ms. Watts was predeceased by a daughter, Janice Epting, siblings, Louise Goggans, Nancy Longshore and James Marion “Buddy” Alewine, Jr., a grandson, Travis Floyd and a great-granddaughter, Adrienne Woodward.

A private family graveside service will be held at Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Harry Crout. Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

Due to the events of the coronovirus, large gatherings are discouraged, but the family appreciates the love and support from everyone and realizes that though you may not be able to be present in person your thoughts are still with them. For those desiring, you may sign the registerbook and view Ms. Watts at the funeral home or you may visit the funeral home website – and write a note of condolence to the family there.



#19 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2020-03-28 11:36
Beverly and family, I was so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She always had such a sweet smile. God bless and comfort you and your family during this sorrowful time.
#18 Kellie Moore 2020-03-24 13:06
Beverly, I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#17 The Clarys 2020-03-24 08:08
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. She was such a pleasure to be around. May God bless you with precious memories. Love, Mack and Susan
#16 Linda Sheppard 2020-03-23 20:39
Judy Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother fondly. She was such a sweet lady. May God be with you at this time.
#15 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-03-23 09:24
Judy Ann and Family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May God be with you and your Family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Linder Smith and Megan Lindler
#14 Mindy Lominick 2020-03-23 07:23
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Martha. So many good memories growing up in Silverstreet,vi siting with her and your grandfather. Playing with their cat. Those were the good old days. My prayers and love
go out to you and your family.
#13 Patsy Nichols 2020-03-22 16:12
Judy Ann and family. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You have been so devoted to her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#12 Jackie Bowers 2020-03-22 16:07
Judy and Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always a sweet pleasant person. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love, Tommy and Jackie
#11 Marsha Huggins 2020-03-22 15:38
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Martha was always such a sweet lady. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace. Marsha Huggins
#10 Nancy Owen 2020-03-22 14:54
Dearest Judy Ann and family, Tim & I are truly saddened to learn of Ba-Ba’s passing. Please know that you all are in our prayers and our hearts during this most difficult of times. We may be isolated from you now, but I pray you can feel our love and our arms surrounding you all. What a grand lady who left all of you with memories of her generosity to everyone she loved. I miss you my beautiful friend and am keeping you in my prayers, forever in my heart. All my love to each one of you, Nancy Owen
#9 Dell Miller 2020-03-22 14:54
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Watts. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a dear, sweet lady.
#8 Anna Bedenbaugh 2020-03-22 13:34
Judy Ann and Family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss Martha was a
very special lady. May God wrap his loving arms around you.
Anna Bedenbaugh
#7 Harold Hunter 2020-03-22 12:56
Judy Ann and family. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Miss Martha. Many happy memories of Miss Martha and Silverstreet. God's love and peace be with you all.
Harold and Robbie
#6 Renee Harmon 2020-03-22 12:51
Mrs Judy, Beverley and family, this was a shock to me. thursday when I last saw her she was her usual sweet self and smiling. I am so sorry for your loss. She was always the sweetest little lady and we at Springfield Place will miss her. Prayers and love for you all. Renee
#5 Harriett Rucker 2020-03-22 12:38
Judy, Bill and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Our mothers were so very special and we are never ready for this time in our lives. You have many wonderful memories. Keep them close and cherish them all. May God's love and peace be with you at this sad time and in the days to come. Love and Hugs, Harriett and John Rucker
#4 Lynda Mack 2020-03-22 12:36
Judy Ann and family,I am so sorry for your loss,Mrs. Martha touched the lives of so many,great lady that will be missed by everyone that knew her.sincerely,Lynda and Lenny Mack
#3 Myrtle Longshore 2020-03-22 12:32
Judy Ann , so sorry to hear about Martha . Having worked beside her for over 17 years she was almost like a sister , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️Myrtle Longshore
#2 Julia Dale 2020-03-22 12:23
Aunt Judy Ann I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ann
#1 Anne Shealy 2020-03-21 15:14
Judy, Bill and family. I am deeply sorry to hear about Mrs. Watts passing. She was an amazing person and an inspiration to all who knew her. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all!