Medical 06

Avonna (Harper) Watson

September 14, 1942 ~ August 27, 2022 (age 79)


Avonna Harper Watson, 79 of Barboursville, WV passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022. She was born September 14, 1942, in Huntington, the daughter of the late Dan and Mildred Withers Harper of Willoughby, OH. She Graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing and Marshall University. She was employed by St. Mary’ s Hospital and the Cabell County Board of Education as a School Nurse (30yrs.). Avonna was active in the community and served as the President of Barboursville Junior Women’s Club, WV School Nurses Association, Beverly Hills Garden Club, and the Huntington Council of Garden Clubs. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, and team mother for the Girls Softball team. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Avonna is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dennis B. Watson; three children, Lynda (Mark) Swain of Corydon, IN, Bryan (Melanie) Watson of Denton, TX, Cathi (Scott) Ledet of Lantana, TX; six grandchildren, Drew (Allie) Swain and Tori Swain,  Nikki (Garrett) White and Shelby Watson, Lauryn and Abby Spencer; great-grandson, Preston Carter, great-granddaughters Hattie Carter and Oaklee Swain (arriving December), a sister Carolyn Harper Kerr Croaning; two nephews Ivan Kerr, Jr. and Robert (Tammy) Kerr, great-niece Alexis Kerr, great-nephew Travis Kerr all of Ohio and a cousin Anita (Bob) Adkins of Huntington, WV. In lieu of flowers, send a donation to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 in Avonna’s memory. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Pastor Bob Withers officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Online memories and condolences may be sent to the family at


September 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beard Mortuary
3001 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702

Celebration of Life
September 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Beard Mortuary

Video is available for this event


Hospice of Huntington
1101 6th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701
Tel: 1-304-529-4217

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