Asha Farrior Watson

  • Born: May 7, 1930
  • Died: December 21, 2013
  • Location: Wallace, North Carolina

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Wallace, NC 28466
Tel. (910) 285-3309

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mrs. Asha (Farrior) Watson, age 83 of Wallace, NC, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington. Visitation will be held Monday, December 23, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, Wallace. Graveside services to follow at 2:30 pm at Rockfish Cemetery conducted by Dr. Bob Kretzu.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Clifton Watson, Sr. of the home, a daughter, Kathryn Schoenick and husband Terry of Wilmington, NC, a daughter-in-law, Donna Watson, a sister, Dorothy Painter and husband Vernon, two brothers, David Farrior and Bill Farrior, three grandchildren, Bobby Watson, and wife Tanya, Savannah Watson, and Chris Schoenick, and wife Lene', and two great grandchildren, Priya Schoenick and Gwen Schoenick.
Born May 7, 1930 in Wallace, NC, Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late William and Thelma Farrior and was preceded in death by her son, Robert Clifton Watson, Jr., three sisters, Emily Farrior, Ethel Browder, and Francis Jones. Mrs. Watson was a member of the Wallace United Methodist Church and taught at Wallace Rose High School before retiring after thirty years. She was a graceful, selfless, amazing woman-the strength and heart of our family. We will miss her and love her always.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Wallace United Methodist Church, 301 South College Street, Wallace, NC 28466 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Condolence & Memory Journal


To the family of Ms Asha, How Blessed I am to of known such a fine "Lady". She was surely many things one of which she was the Best when it came to Teachers. Always wanting to teach. It was such an honor to be one of her students. I remember thinking when I Graduated~~I am sure gonna miss Mrs Watson. God puts people in our lives I do know that. Through the years I have run into Ms Asha many times. Always she wanted to know how you were doing, what was going on in your life, etc. Jesus sure has an awesome Angel at His side now. She was Amazing. I will Miss You Ms Watson and I truely Loved you. My Prayers are with her husband and Family.

Posted by Sandra Benton Lanier - Burgaw, NC - Student and Friend   February 13, 2014

Mrs. Watson was my favorite teacher....she offered me a ride to school my first year at WRH, and I can see her now sitting at her dining room table in the kitchen finishing a piece of cake that she ate for breakfast (though it never showed)! I was privileged to have her for English that same year. Oh, how she encouraged me! I ended up teaching English myself, but knew I would never be able to rise to the standard she set. She was the epitome of grace, a true Proverbs 31 woman. I will always love and admire her and am so sorry to hear 3 weeks after the fact of her death...but Heaven is blessed at her arrival...and I am so glad that I got to see her and talk with her at my husband's class reunion (Class of '67) in 2012 after living so far away for so long. We reminded her then that she had told my husband (Livvie Allen) that he need not try to do anything but become a salesman because he could talk anyone into anything! And, she was right - he had a long, successful career in sales/business development before retiring. How blessed you are, her family, to have had Asha Watson and her love for all these blessed are we all who knew her!

Posted by Val (Veleda) Lanier Knowles - Myrtle Beach, SC - Her student and friend   January 14, 2014

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Asha. Such a sweet southern lady. She will be truly missed.

Posted by Jane Marshburn - Harrells, NC - Friend   December 27, 2013


What great memories, such a Southern Lady, always taking care of everyone with lots of love! Her home was always open to everyone. My family and I have Robert, Kathy and family, Donna and family in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Love to everyone!

Posted by Clarabath Wells Sheffield - New Bern, NC - 1st Cousin   December 24, 2013


Mrs. Watson was an inspiration to me in my life. Watching her in the choir at church,teaching at the school, her selfless giving in life.. she was an excellent role model for me and for others. She was a special friend to my mother and father and sisters. We will miss her and our thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and Mr.
Watson. Love Beth Bostic Prochaska

Posted by Beth Bostic Prochaska - Raleigh, NC, NC - friend   December 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and great teacher.

Posted by Sharon Moore - Wallace, NC - Student and colleague at W-RH   December 24, 2013


Posted by Gail Ramsey - Wallace - former student   December 24, 2013

Mrs. Watson was one of the kindest teachers that I have ever had. She truly cared about her students. I would see her from time to time years later and she always wanted to catch up and know how I was doing. I pray for strength and peace for the family now and the days to come.

Posted by Denise Teachey Houghyon - Surf City, NC - Student/friend   December 24, 2013


Mrs. Watson was a fantastic teacher. I loved having her as my teacher from 9-12 grade at WRH. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
Angie Miller
Class of 86

Posted by angie - beulaville, NC - student   December 24, 2013

I still have the BEST memories of playing in "Miss Asha's" backyard with Kathy! She was always the cool mom and made the best snacks for little/big kids!!!! So sorry to hear this sad news.


Joy Boone Gunter

Posted by Joy Gunter - Columbia, SC - Friend   December 23, 2013

Mrs. Watson was a wonderful person and teacher. I was one of her "Double O girls". She was such a sweet encouragement. I never remember her raising her voice or saying an unkind word. When I returned to the area to visit my parents, I would see her at the supper house and we always had a nice conversation. What a wonderful example of femininity, class, and Christlikeness she was! Mr. Watson, you are in my prayers.

Posted by Kristy Montford Fuss - Englewood, FL - friend and student   December 23, 2013


I will never forget your sweet smile and gentle voice; the fun times we shared together playing charades and listening to the waves on the beach; swimming at the pool; your wisdom which inspired me to be a teacher; and your cheerful nature. Love forever!

Posted by Gail Shepard - Wilmington, NC   December 23, 2013

Our Family send our heartfelt condolences to all the Watson Family in the loss of such a beautiful inside and out Lady, Mrs. Asha Watson. Growing up in the WUMC I enjoyed listening to the Church Choir with My Mother, Helen Bostic, Asha Watson and Sally Townsend in the Alto section. They all shared a special bond singing together for so many years on the same pew. I had the privelege of having Mrs. Watson for a Teacher at WRH. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

-Helen Bostic, Anne Bostic, Jill Brinson
Southport, N.C.

Posted by Helen & Anne Bostic - Southport, NC - Friend   December 23, 2013


Because I am the youngest grandchild of Grannie Bashie all of my first cousins have children my age so I was raised and loved and Taught by this wonderful Miss Watson at WRH. Growing up on Cliff Street I would go down and sit of the curb at Aunt Thelma's across the street was Asha and Robert . I would visit with my 2nd cousins when they came in from Fla. during the summers and Bob and Cathy Watson would love to help us have lots of summer fun. Asha and Robert were alway going to couples bridge and choir practice and ball park events and the pool and I wanted to grow up to be like Asha and have a home and husband just like Robert... funny, handsome and a southern gentlemen and be a wife like Asha....perfect cook, a great teacher and smiling every day and CARING for others.
She was a true Christ like role model and she will be missed by her church and family. I am sure her little sister Emily was at Heavens gate and her son Bob to hold her hand. Thank you for WRH Memories and letting me use her modern electric typewriter , Thanks , Robert and Asha ,for coming to the WRH class of 1967 Reunion Teacher Event last year and most of all sharing your love of family everyday to her parents and brother David. Just a wonderful person . Bless Robert and Kathy & Family and Donna & family and her 2 brothers and sister as they raise her spirit into the heavenly choir ALTO SECTION ONLY today. So so many great musical memories with choir practice when I was playing for Cousin Ellis Henry Townsend Christmas Cantata . The alto section was alway having a ball and Asha and Sally Townsend were always up to FUN..... So life moves on and dear Asha will alway be in my heart....GOD BLESS YOU MISS WATSON, she would wink at me , because I wanted to call her Asha but couldn't in class at WRH..... and Thanks for loving me and helping me grow up to be just like you.....
Stebie Wells Thompson, Charlotte, NC

Posted by Stebie Wells Thompson - Charlotte, NC - first cousin   December 23, 2013

Mrs. Watson was one of the sweetest people I know. She was my teacher, co worker at WRH, and attended church together. She always made a point to see us after church. Would always get a hug and she would ask how I was doing or other members of the family. She and Mr Robert was the perfect couple.
Mr. Robert I'm so sorry. Will keep you and family in my prayers.

Posted by Melony Henderson - Wallace, NC - Former student, friend, co worke   December 23, 2013


Asha's Family,
Our hearts are sad from your loss. Asha was such a sweet friendly person. Never saw her when she was not smiling & laughing. Hold your memories close to your heart.
Love, Jack & Janet Cottle

Posted by Jack & Janet Cottle - Greenville, SC - Friend   December 23, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing teacher. I will remember her with great fondness.

Posted by wendy batts - Rose Hill, NC - Former Student W-RH High School   December 23, 2013

To the Watson Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Watson was an outstanding teacher and I enjoyed her classes.

Posted by Susan Casteen Wallace - Rose Hill, NC - Former Student   December 23, 2013

Terry, Kathy, Chris, Lene, and family,
Our thoughts, prayers, and friendship are with you during this difficult time. We know God's hands are on you all to provide comfort as you travel through this difficult time. We love you all very much.

- Mark and Tammy Kavanaugh, Friends, Wilmington, NC, Dec 22, 2013

Posted by Mark and Tammy Kavanaugh - Wilmington, NC - Friends   December 23, 2013

Ms. Watson taught me accounting at W-RH. She was very influential in my becoming a business education teacher for 27 years. I enjoyed so much being in her class. She was kind always making you feel special. I am so thankful I was blessed to have her as my teacher.

Posted by Linda Evans Wells - Wallace, NC - Former student   December 22, 2013

Our most sincere sympathy and our prayers for you and your family at this time of deep sorrrow for your loss of Asha.

Posted by Max & Ann Morin - Wilmington, NC - Friends   December 22, 2013

I have so many beautiful memories of our sweet Aunt Asha-spending summers in Wallace. She always made sure we were entertained when we were young. To the end, she and Uncle Robert were like newlyweds; holding hands and just loving to take care of each other. She and Uncle Robert very willingly and lovingly gave of their lives to care for Grandmother and Grandaddy, and up until the last month, Uncle David. She was such a precious, humble Christian who loved her family more than anything and so proud of each one of them. By the way, no one could make spaghetti like Aunt Asha! I will miss you so much, but I rejoice in knowing you are with our Heavenly Father.

Posted by Toppy Kearns - Asheboro, NC - Niece   December 22, 2013

Robert and family,
I just learned of Asha's death and am so sad. I am remembering so many things about her: how she welcomed me to Wallace so many years ago: how she always had a good thing to say about everyone: and how so unlike her to tell me on my 30th birthday how everything would be downhill from now on! I was wishing just a few days ago that I had a storage room like hers so I could keep my Christmas tree decorated from year to year. I can hardly think of Friendly Acres without one of the best women I have ever known.
Robert, I will be thinking of you. You two were the example I always gave of the perfect marriage.

Posted by Lorraine M. Phillips - Raleigh, NC - Friend and former neighbor   December 22, 2013

We will miss Asha as a next door neighbor,we loved her so much.Earl and Edna Usher.

Posted by Earl Usher    December 22, 2013

She was a very fine lady. I will always remember her and her friendship. Thinking of all of you.

Posted by Janice and Michael Fox - Wallace, NC - Friend   December 22, 2013

We will miss Asha, especially at church.
Joe Dingus Bryant and Phyllis Hodges

Posted by Joe D. Bryant,Phyllis Hodges - Wallace, NC - friend   December 22, 2013

Uncle Robert ,Kathy and family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers so much this past month. I continue to pray God gives you strength through the coming days. There are not enough kind adjectives to describe Aunt Asha. She was such a loving, adoring, caring, giving wife, mother,grandmother,great-grandmother sister, aunt and friend. Her family was her life. I have so many wonderful memories. Piling in the Chevrolet with the "huge" steering wheel to spend the morning at the Rockfish pool, day trips to White Lake, sitting on Grandmother's porch shelling butter beans and later sipping lemonade and enjoying one of her delicious desserts in the Watson screen house. I will cherish them all. I am so glad Jack and I got to visit this summer. Aunt Asha looked so beautiful and healthy. Heaven has another precious angel to watch over us. I will miss her so much. Love and hugs to each of you.

Posted by Candace Pease - Mount Dora, FL - Niece   December 22, 2013

Aunt Asha Watson was such a sweet and loving person, and she was so beautiful both inside and out. Her love and hospitality, her giving spirit, her sense of humor and contagious laugh are only a few characteristics we will all miss. She faithfully cared for her dear husband Robert and her brother David Farrior for many years, and her faithfulness to the Lord and the care for many others and will be a legacy and inspiration forever. She is now enjoying her family and friends in heaven who have preceded her. Until we see her again with Jesus, we will miss her very much.

Posted by Christy Farrior - Cary, NC - niece   December 22, 2013


It was an honor to have known Asha.She was kind,sweet and always generous. She will be missed greatly.
Always in our hearts,with our love..Dawn,Michael and Zachary Schettini

Posted by Dawn Schettini - Huntington Station, NY - Donna Watson's sister   December 22, 2013

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