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Don Watters, 79

Donald J. Watters, 79, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his residence in Carrollton, Georgia. Don was born November 7, 1937 to the late Avery Hunt and Ethel O’Connor Watters in Rome, Georgia, the youngest of five children. He graduated from Rome High School in 1955, attended West Georgia College 1957-1958 and Georgia Tech.

Don served with the U.S. Army from 1959-1961. He met his bride, Carolyn Ann Toles, in Rome, Georgia, and they married in 1966. They moved to Carrollton in 1976. He was employed by Battey Machinery Company and retired in 2001 after 32 years of service.

He was actively involved in the outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening and watching sports, especially high school football. In retirement, he found his passion in golf at Oak Mountain Golf Course and enjoyed his weekly outings with senior golf friends. A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1976, he served as an usher-greeter and enjoyed the Ted Robinson Sunday School Class.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, A. Carroll Watters. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Toles Watters; three children, Donna (Dane) Gregory of Ball Ground, Jim Watters of Carrollton and Cynthia (George) Shepherd of Atlanta; grandchildren, Tanner and Landon Gregory, Margaret, Frances and Bess Shepherd; step-grandchildren, Ted and Sophie Shepherd; sisters, Mary Jo Hartney of Greenville, SC, Sara Claire Milton and Jane Perry of Titusville, FL; sister-in-law Nelle Watters of Rome and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Dr. Stephen Allen officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Carroll County Soup Kitchen or to Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117





2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Tabernacle Baptist Church Chapel

150 Tabernacle Dr
Carrollton, GA 30117

Carroll County Soup Kitchen

245 Beulah Church Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30117

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