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Lois Mozell Yates Watson, 90, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday. She was one of nine children, and the the youngest of three daughters born to Walter and Christine (Cosper) Yates. After attending elementary and high school in Heard County, GA, she graduated with a bachelor's degree from Berry College, Rome, GA. She did undergraduate work at Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, GA, and graduate work at the University of Georgia, Athens, University of Florida, Gainesville, and the University of Alabama and Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. She married Dr. Harry Jack Watson in 1950. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Hollin Yates, Merlin Yates, Ford Yates, Audrey Yates, Durell Yates, and Wheeler Yates; and sisters, Wilma Y. Kelley, and Maybell Y. Burgess. Lois was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Women's Missionary Union, National Biological Association and Phi Delta Kappa, Educational honorary educational fraternity, and Aircraft Owners Pilot Association, (AOPA). She taught Human Physiology at Lee High School. She enjoyed gardening, needle point, traveling, fishing, and piloting their Cessna 182 Skyline Airplane. Both she and her late husband were licensed pilots. A graveside service will be at 12 noon Thursday, November 30, at Maple Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Seanor officiating. (www.laughlinservice.com) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the M&M (Memory and Mobility) Fund at Hudson Alpha (https://support.hudsonalpha.org/MMFund) or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Huntsville Times on Nov. 29, 2017