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Mary Watkins



Visitation with the Family:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street- Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life:
12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street- Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the Service on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Silver Springs Cemetery - Smyrna, TN

Mary Ann Ward Watkins left this earthly realm on November 7, 2020 after a long battle with peripheral artery disease. She was 92 years old. It would be wrong to say that Mary lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined,

When anyone else would have broken, Mary stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looks like. There was no quit in Mary. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn't mean she lost her fight. She always provided support and love for her family.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, James and Cassie Ward; sisters, Cassie Daniels and Lucy Beech; brother, James Ward Jr.; daughter, Argus Watkins Mann; and husband, John M. Watkins. Mary is survived by her son, John E. (Pamela) Watkins; daughter, Diane Watkins (Danny) Smotherman; ten grandchildren; twenty-nine great- grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Ward and Gilbert Ward; four sisters, Florence Ward Freeman, Gloria Ward Walker, Ida Ward Woods and Margaret Ward; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary's greatest love was her family. And all of her children were proud to call her mother dear.


In efforts to be in compliance with the regulations of the CDC guidelines, mask are required upon entry of the building and temperatures will be checked at the door. This is for the safety of our community as well as our funeral home staff.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371