Victoria Louise Watkins Guinn

Published 3:38 pm Friday, October 22, 2010

Victoria Louise Watkins Guinn, 85, of 56 Happy Hollow Lane, Tryon, died Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Smith Phayer Hospice House, Landrum.

Born in Henderson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Nada Scarbourgh Watkins. She was a nurse at St. Lukes Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Following retirement she taught CNA classes at Isothermal Community College and was a long-time member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Glen E. Smith (Brenda) of Tryon and Fredrick F. Smith of Kodak, Tenn.; two brothers, Richard Watkins of Fletcher, N.C., and Arnold Watkins of Mill Spring; one sister, Joellen Taylor of Mill Spring. Also five grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Jackson Smith, who died in 2003; three brothers, and a grandson.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.