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Dorothy Bernice (Watts) Ghorley

March 26, 1934 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 87)


Dorothy Bernice Watts Ghorley, age 87, of the Big Springs Community in Decatur passed away Saturday August 21, 2021, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.

Dorothy was a native of Loudon and longtime resident of Meigs County.  She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Nellie Lee Willis Watts.  She was also proceeded in death by her loving husband of 59 years James Ghorley, daughter Wanda J. Privett, sister Sallie Self and brothers Lee and C.W. Watts.

Dorothy was a member of Brittsville Baptist Church.

Dorothy is survived by

Daughters Mary J. Galloway of Decatur and J. Carol Gardner of Cincinnati, OH;

Son Jeff Ghorley and wife Dianna of Decatur;

Grandchildren Melissa, Stephanie, Anthony and wife Candice, and Roger and wife Dana;

Great-Grandchildren Walker, Wesley, Amber and Kylie;

Brother Will D. Watts and wife Judy of Niota;

Son-in-law Kyle Privett of Corbin, KY.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Brittsville Baptist Church located at 2650 Brittsville Road, Georgetown.

Funeral Services will be at 11 AM Wednesday at Brittsville Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Exline officiating.  Interment will follow at Watts Cemetery in Loudon.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

If you cannot attend the visitation or funeral service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at:

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Dorothy Bernice Watts Ghorley.


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August 24, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brittsville Baptist Church
2650 Brittsville Road
Georgetown, TN 37336

Funeral Service
August 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Brittsville Baptist Church
2650 Brittsville Road
Georgetown, TN 37336

August 25, 2021

2:00 PM
Watts Cemetery
3261 Watts Cemetery Road
Loudon, TN 37774

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