Katherine Watts Stott

Published 7:08 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013

Katherine Watts Stott, age 82, of 3391 Red Fox Road, Columbus, went home to be with her Lord on January 2, 2012 after a lifelong battle with renal disease.

She was the daughter of the late Golden and Cordie Holder Watts. She was born on December 6, 1930 in Cosby, Tenn. and later moved to Spartanburg, S.C. with her family.

Katherine met her husband of 52 years, Clifford, while employed at Drayton Textile Mill, in Drayton, S.C. She was retired from Butte Knitting Mills in Spartanburg, S.C., and later became a CNA.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Stott, a brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Minnie Watts of Spartanburg, S.C., a brother-in-law, Mark Ballew (Louise) of Greenville, S.C., and a son-in-law, Roger Bridgeman of Columbus.

She is survived by two children, Johnnie Stott Bridgeman of Columbus and Lane Stott (Lillie) of Tryon; a step grandson, Cameron Foy of Green Creek, N.C.; two sisters, Louise Ballew of Greenville, S.C. and Barbara Williams (Doffus) of Chesnee, S.C.

She was a member of Pacolet Hills Baptist Church, Columbus.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. James Price.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be David Holder, James Stott, Larry Stott, Harold Stott, Phil Stott and Earl Lee Stott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

The family is at the home.