Evelyn Watkins Harding Smith


Evelyn Watkins Harding Smith, 98, of Roxboro, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at her home. Born in Ashburnham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Clayton F. Watkins and Rose Ledger Watkins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy W. Harding; second husband, Page T. Smith; daughter, Sandra Tetlak; brothers: Raymond, Clayton Jr., Herman, and Frankie Watkins; sisters: Alice, Bernice, and Lillian.
Mrs. Smith attended Sts. Mary & Edward Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing tennis and ice skating. Her other hobbies included sewing, embroidering, cooking, singing, dancing and listening to country/western music.
Surviving are her children: Donnie Harding of Roxboro and Terry Watkins of Dublin, NH; six grandchildren, Karen Atkins, Sarah Dowdy, Eddie Tetlak, Laura Bunderson, Nathan Watkins and Rebecca Kelly; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Sts. Mary & Edward Catholic Church with the Father William Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the burial.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Atten: Relay For Life of Person County, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27165 or the Amedisys Hospice, 3320 U.S. 1, Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.


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