Ruby F. Watts
Ruby F. Watts, 71, of Mt. Vernon died 1:20 a.m. Oct. 12, 1996, at
St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis. She was retired from International Shoe Company.
Mrs. Watts was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Harvey and
Irene (Black) Fryar. Nov. 15, 1947, in Mt. Vernon, she married Billy C. Watts, who
died March 19, 1978.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Buss Hart officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday
at Hughey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Watts is survived by daughters, Diana Gonzales of Chicago, and Barbara Justice of
Mt. Vernon; son, Philip Watts of Norfolk, Va., six grandchildren, Ricky Gonzales in the
U. S. Marine Corps, Mario Gonzales, Teresa Gonzales, Angela Cerrillos, Vincent Justice and
Veronica Justice; brother Ben Fryar and wife Emma of Mt. Vernon; sisters Wilma Hungate of
Mt. Vernon and Sylvia Gray of Seward; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the V. F. W. Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Melvin Fryar, and
two sisters, Delcie Nance and Agnes Fryar.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Oct. 13, 1996
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs