Ethelyn Sirmon Watson

Published 11:59 pm Monday, September 19, 2022

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Ethelyn Sirmon Watson, a life-long resident of Greenville, Alabama, transitioned to her heavenly home on June 26, 2022, with her family at her side. Ethelyn was born to Owen and Aure Mae Sirmon of Greenville on Dec. 26, 1935. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1954. In 1956, she married Harold Watson and they lived in the Bolling community. They had one son, David (Sharon) and one daughter, Lora Ward (Joey) that blessed her with four grandchildren, Tanner, Thomas, Keri and Wesley .She was delighted to be able to witness her first born grandson, Tanner marry Olivia Parsons in March of 2021 and they were blessing her with her first great-grandchild in Dec. In 1979, she was widowed and moved to the Sandcut community to be near relatives. Ethelyn worked at Liberty National Life Insurance Company for 43 years before retiring in 1999. 

Ethelyn enjoyed many activities and participated in numerous community functions.  She was a member of Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church nearly all of her life and devoted much time and faithful service to her church.  Relay for Life, Life Underwriters, and Avon filled many of her hours.  She perfected her green thumb over the past 10 years and loved this new hobby.  Spending time with her family topped her to-do list.  She was supportive of her family’s activities and also enjoyed supporting local revivals and Sunday services.

Ethelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Glenn Sirmon and Harold Sirmon, and sisters Louise Warren, Sybil Sirmon, Ruth Anderson and Edna Kirkland.

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Visitation was held on June 28, at Dunklin Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at Rhodes Chapel United Methodist Church in the Sandcut community on Wednesday, June 29. Burial followed at Sunrise Memorial Park in Greenville.

Donations may be made to Rhodes Chapel United Methodist Church at 320 Sirmon Road, Greenville, AL 36037, or Baptist Hospice through Baptist Health Care Foundation at P.O. Box 241647 Montgomery, AL  36124-1647.