Funeral services for Mae Messer Watts, 94, were held February 6 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Redstar.
Born in Knox County to the late N.B. and Cora Mills Messer, she was the youngest of 12 children. She was the widow of Coy Watts, and the mother-in-law of the late William Curtis Collins.
She died February 3 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
Surviving are three children, Barbara Elaine Watts Collins, Norton, Va., Gwendolyn Gay Watts Adcock, Louisville, and Kaye Carol Watts Breeding and husband Phillip, Georgetown; seven grandchildren, William Brent Collins, Louisville, Cynthia Gwen Collins Paisley and husband Perry, Bowling Green, Allison Mae Adcock Melgosa and husband Val, Silver Springs, Md., Robert Steven Adcock and wife Caroline, Berkley, Mich., Phillip Coy Breeding and wife Amy, and Judy Paige Breeding Willhite and husband Chris all of Georgetown, and Jonathan Watts Breeding and wife Jaima, Indianapolis, Ind.; 15 great-grandchildren, William Cameron Paisley, Alaina Diane Morris, Morgan Kaye Breeding, Loren Paige Breeding, Andrew Christopher Willhite, Conner Mason Willhite, Katherine Paige Breeding, Jonathan Beau Breeding, Juliana Belle Paisley, Ian Richard Melgosa, Holly Nicole Breeding, Grace Marie Breeding, Jack Thomas Willhite, Anne Elizabeth Breeding and Collin Watts Breeding; two sisters-in-law, Helen Messer of Texas and Nancy Messer of West Virginia; and caretakers Mary Jane Holcomb, Euna Mae Whitaker, Launa Adams, Stacy Johnson and Dawana Bentley.