Beverly Alice Watts, 79, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27.

Beverly Alice Watts, 79, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27.

She was a homemaker and a retired teacher from City Heights and Parkview Elementary schools in Van Buren. She was a graduate of Helena High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon R. Wesson and Alice (Morgan) Wesson.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Stephens Cemetery in Magnolia with burial in Stephens Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She leaves two daughters, Leslie Watts of Springdale and Suzanne Martin of Van Buren; a son, Charles Watts of Gilbert, Arizona; two brothers, Ralph Wesson of Helena and Ronald Watts of Van Buren; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will visit with relatives and friends Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. At Ocker Funeral Home at 700 Jefferson St. in Van Buren.

Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.