Herman Watson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2007

FERRIDAY — Services for Herman Watson, 84, of Ferriday, who died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Tracy Cusic officiating.

Burial will follow at Ferriday Cemetery under the direction of Archie C. Curtis Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. Watson was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Concordia Parish, the son of John Watson and Irena Watson. He was a member and deacon of St. Mary Baptist Church. He was employed with the Town of Ferriday and the Concordia Parish Police Jury, from where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Roxanna; five children; sisters, Clara Smith and Myrtice James; brothers, Eulas Watson and the Rev. Edmond Watson.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Lee Watson of Ferriday; sons, Herman Watson Jr. of Lakewood, Calif., Rufus Watson of Natchez, Emanuel Watson and wife, Felicia, of La Puerto, Calif., and Eulas Watson and wife, Cheryl, of Stockbridge, Ga.; daughters, Margaret Watson of Stockbridge, Clara Carter and husband, Leslie, of Ferriday and Johnnis Ann Polk and husband, James, of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.