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Descendants of Francis Watts

      672. Winnie Elizabeth7 Kitcher (Winnie Davis6 Watts, Charles Hampton5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born August 01, 1913 in Palestine, Anderson County, TX., and died May 26, 2001 in St. James House, Baytown, TX. She married Charles Edmund Wyatt June 17, 1934 in Palestine, Anderson County, TX., son of Charles Wyatt and Sarah Sparks. He was born December 05, 1910 in Palestine, Anderson County, TX., and died March 01, 2000.

Notes for Winnie Elizabeth Kitcher:
Winnie Elizabeth Wyatt

Winnie Elizabeth Wyatt, 87, passed away May 26, 2001 at St. James House in Baytown.

She moved to Baytown 6 years ago from San Antonio, where she had lived for 31 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Baytown.

Elizabeth, known to friends and family as "Bobbie," was born August 1, 1913 in Palestine, Texas to Paul and Winnie (Watts) Kitcher. She graduated from Palestine High School in 1932 and, because of the depression, moved to Houston and found work at the lunch counter at Woolworth's in downtown Houston. In 1934 she married Charles Wyatt, her high school sweetheart.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Corpus Christi in 1959 and taught first grade In Brownsville, Sabinal, and San Antonio. She retired from Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, in 1981 at the age of 68, but taught eight more years at Lakeview Baptist School, retiring a second time at the age of 76. She was not only a
dedicated teacher, but also a devoted pastor's' wife.

She was preceded in death in March 2000 by her husband of 66 years, the Rev. Charles E. Wyatt.

She is survived by her children: Charlotte Rickenbaker of Waldorf, Md.; Robert Wyatt and wife Glenda of Baytown; grandchildren: Paul Rickenbaker and David Rickenbaker of Waldorf; Janet Rickenbaker Joswiak and husband Scott of Fredericksburg, Va. Wes Wyatt of College Station; Wendy Wyatt Hesse and husband Charles of Tyler; Chuck Wyatt and wife Donna of Prairie Lea; Robyn Wyatt Hollimon and husband Scott of Burleson; great grandchildren: Amy Rickenbaker, Kenny Joswiak, Katheryn Joswiak and Preston Wyatt.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today, May 30, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, .May 31 , 2001 at Sterling White Chapel with Rev. Bill Ingram, Rev. David Bowman, and Rev. Kevin Rizer officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Wyatt, Wes Wyatt, Scott Hollimon, Charles Hesse, Mike Decker and David Stewart.

Elizabeth's family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of . St. James House, Station 3, for the wonderful .love and care they gave Elizabeth the last 4 months of her life.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling- White Chapel of Highlands, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, 281-426-3555.

More About Winnie Elizabeth Kitcher:
Burial: Unknown, White Cemetery

Notes for Charles Edmund Wyatt:
I grew up in Palestine, Texas where I was a member of Firsl Baptist Church. and sang in the choir under direction of Johnny Cohen a converted Jewish man who had done evangelistic singing all over the country, but had come back to his home church to serve as the music director. As a teenager I was asked to sing my first solo "AIone", at Easter.
Elizabeth and I grew up in this church together, but it was when I was serving as her BYPU group director that I first noticed her in a special way. But this has developed into a full life together.
From Palestine I went to Houston, following Elizabeth in a way, but also to get a job. We became members of First Baptist Church in downtown Houstton, where I sang in the large choir directed by Mr. Pete Durkee. I also taught Sunday School there, and one of the boys I taught is now a good dentist here in San Antonio. Incidentally I taught history to his son a few years back in Holmes High School.
Elizabeth and I went back to Palesone, June 17,1934, to be married by our former pastor, Rev. Calvin Nelson. We have just this past week celebrated our fifty-ninth anniversary. She has been a strong aid in all our work.
Rev. Elvie Taylor had been a friend of mine for years and he asked me to serve with him as the music director of Lawndale Ave. Baptist Church of Houston. We have many good memories of those years and it was that church who ordained me as a deacon and a few years later as a preacher.
Soon after that I was called to serve as pastor of Morgan's Point Baptist, near Buffalo Bayou about 20 miles from Houston. The first Sunday there we had eight present, two ladies, two small children and my family of four. I only had to play the piano, take up the offering and preach. But a few months later when I left to go to Corpus Christi, and after a good revival, we had fifty or more present for our last service.
We went to the University of Corpus Christi when it opened in 1947. There I earned an AB degree with a major in Bible and double minors in Greek and English. I also sang tenor in the Univensity Choir, directed by Frank Ing, which made trips to many conventions and other meetings to sing.
While in UCC, I worked as music director at a small West Side Corpus Christi Church. But we saw it grow into a much larger one, Forest Park, with probably a thousand resident members now.
I also spent the summer of 1949 working with the Pearsall First Baptist Church as music director and associate pastor. Many good memories come from Pearsall.
Then before I completed school in 1950, I was called as Pastor of Big Wells Baptist and this was a real challenge. One thing we had an old wooden church that was in danger of falling down. I drew plans for a new church, which the contraclor used for the construction of the building completed in 1954. (I had a bad case of stomach ulcers by that time and had to go to Houston for a stomach resection in January.) The church is still standing as I can vouch as I recently attended the funeral of one of rhe deacons there.
From Big Wells I moved to Brownsville First Baptist as music director and assistant pastor. There I had an excellent young pianist, Reba VanderSlice who would later become the mother of the young lady, Melodie Tunney, who recenty sang for us in Trinity Church.
Afler two years at Brownsville, I moved to Sabinal, Texas, as pastor of Firsl Baptist Church and served there until 1963. Our daughter and son both graduated from Sabinal High School and we have many memories and friendships from both Brownsville and Sabinal.
One particular event while I was at Sabinal was the Southern Baptist Far East crusade of 1963. I had offered to go to the Philippines as a singer after I heard the need at our Evangelistic Conferenoe in January. I was to lead singing for two weeks, but ended with one week leading music and then preaching at another location the week before Easter. I could tell you many good remembrances of this mission effort.
By June of 1963 we felt it was time to leave Sabinal so we came to San Antonio checking around and moved here in August. I did not find a church then but began teaching English in Edgewood High School, while taking work at San Marcos to get my teacher's certification. It was not easy but I completed my certification in 1969 and moved to Northside School District. I taught English one year at Sul Ross Middle School, then moved to Holmes High and taught World and American history for eleven years.

More About Charles Edmund Wyatt:
Graduated: 1927, Palestine High School
Ordination: 1945, Baptist Church

More About Charles Wyatt and Winnie Kitcher:
Marriage: June 17, 1934, Palestine, Anderson County, TX.
Children of Winnie Kitcher and Charles Wyatt are:
+ 1202 i.   Charlotte Ann8 Wyatt, born Private.
+ 1203 ii.   Robert Edmond Wyatt, born Private.

      678. Jesse Mills7 Watts (Roger Quarles6, Charles Hampton5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born Private. He married (1) Gladys Eleanor Wylie Dean Private. She was born Private. He married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Ames Private, daughter of Lafayette Ames and Edna Chisolm. She was born Private.

More About Jesse Watts and Gladys Dean:
Private-Begin: Private

More About Jesse Watts and Sarah Ames:
Private-Begin: Private
Children of Jesse Watts and Gladys Dean are:
+ 1204 i.   Eleanor Sue8 Watts, born Private.
+ 1205 ii.   Deborah Kay Watts, born Private.

      679. Charles Porter7 Watts (Roger Quarles6, Charles Hampton5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born March 07, 1922, and died April 11, 1961 in Dallas, Dallas TX. He married Peggy Joyce Weaver Private. She was born Private.

More About Charles Watts and Peggy Weaver:
Private-Begin: Private
Children of Charles Watts and Peggy Weaver are:
  1206 i.   Charles Ray8 Watts, born Private.
  1207 ii.   Jesse Earl Watts, born Private.
+ 1208 iii.   Milinda Kay McPherson, born Private.
+ 1209 iv.   Linda Diane Newland, born Private.
+ 1210 v.   Roger David Newland, born Private.

      680. Beulah Mae7 Watts (Roger Quarles6, Charles Hampton5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born Private. She married Jim Macey Private. He was born Private.

More About Jim Macey and Beulah Watts:
Private-Begin: Private
Children of Beulah Watts and Jim Macey are:
+ 1211 i.   Gayle Ann8 Macey, born Private.
  1212 ii.   Mary Macey, born Private. She married Akins Private; born Private.
  More About Akins and Mary Macey:
Private-Begin: Private

      681. Emma Beatrice7 Watts (Gazzam Lockhart Jefferson6, Rufus Pinknie5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born August 01, 1911 in Witchita Falls, TX., and died March 08, 1993 in Fresno, CA.. She married Al Langenwalter February 24, 1934. He died October 17, 1975.

More About Emma Beatrice Watts:
Burial: Unknown, Belmont Memorial Cemetery, Fresno, CA.

More About Al Langenwalter and Emma Watts:
Marriage: February 24, 1934
Children of Emma Watts and Al Langenwalter are:
+ 1213 i.   Shirley8 Langenwalter, born December 28, 1934; died February 2003.
+ 1214 ii.   Patricia Langenwalter, born Private.
+ 1215 iii.   Larry Phillip Langenwalter, born Private.

      682. Lena Hester7 Jones (Martha Joanna6 Watts, Rufus Pinknie5, Alexander McIntosh4, Julius Alexander3, Thomas2, Francis1) was born August 19, 1902 in Clyde, Callahan County, TX., and died Aft. 1985 in California. She married (1) Erastus Earl Neeley. He died Unknown. She married (2) Ernest Emmett Osborne October 31, 1920. He died 1968 in Houston, TX.. She married (3) Walter P. Boucher Private. He was born Private.

More About Ernest Osborne and Lena Jones:
Marriage: October 31, 1920

More About Walter Boucher and Lena Jones:
Private-Begin: Private
Children of Lena Jones and Ernest Osborne are:
  1216 i.   Arvel Milton8 Osbourne, born February 12, 1922; died March 27, 1976 in Paducah, Cottle County, TX..
+ 1217 ii.   Garland Ernest Osbourne, born Private.
+ 1218 iii.   Durwood Weldon Osbourne, Sr., born Private.
+ 1219 iv.   Quinton Richard Osbourne, born Private.

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