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Doris Lynch Watson

Doris Lynch Watson, 91 of Newberry, FL died peacefully at home in the presence of her family on February 29, 2016. Mrs. Watson was born in Haines City, FL on September 29, 1924 to Clovis Ione Farr and James Benjamin Lynch. She moved to Gainesville/Newberry area at the age of 8 where she has resided ever since. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard “Shorty” Watson. Together they owned and operated Watson’s Hunting Preserve in Newberry from 1955-1963, and they owned and operated Happy Hour Billiards Room in Downtown Gainesville from 1968-2007. Mrs. Watson was also a retired school bus driver for Alachua County School District. Mrs. Watson is survived by her children Mary (Ron ) Adams, and J.L. (Janet) Watson, her grandchildren Chris (Lisa) Watson, Steve (Angel) Dixon, Denise (Clint) Walding, Bobby (Chenoa) Dixon, 9 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice- Chiefland 311 NE 9th Street Chiefland, FL 32626. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday March 5, 2016 at Newberry Cemetery in Newberry, FL.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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