Sylvia Edith Watson, the daughter of the late Fred Tull and Effie Morgan Dozier, was born in Hollywood on June 22, 1915, and died at the West Bloomfield Nursing Center in West Bloomfield, Mich., on Oct. 17, 2008, at the age of 93.
Mrs. Watson had lived in Michigan for 66 years. She had worked after moving to Michigan as a "Rosie the Riveter" in the B29 plant and was of the Methodist faith.
On March 8, 1943, she was married to Willard S. Watson from Puxico in Highland Park, Mich. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1978.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Anne Watson of Rochester, Mich.; three daughters and son-in-law, Margaret Kumar of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Barbara and Tom Wratchford and Lois Watson, all of Sykesville, Md.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Dean Dozier of St. Louis; and one sister, Carolyn June Sneed of Malden.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis Estel, Cecil Howard and John Tull Dozier; and two sisters, Viva Wilkerson and Velma Pauline Dozier.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with her cousin, Paul Morgan officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.