September 30, 2017
COLUMBIA — Marion E. Watson, 90, died Sept. 30, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway, South Carolina. Shives Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Watson was born Apr. 24, 1927, in Conway, to the late Maxey Pierce Watson and Grace Haselden Watson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was formerly employed in the grocery industry until retirement in 1989. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Pete, Buddy, Billy, Cap’n and George; and sister, Imogene Williams. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carolyn Best Watson, sons, Marion Edward, Jr. and Jeffrey Owen; sister, Mary Sally Watson of Conway; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.