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Dorothy Giles Watts

May 5, 1929 — January 26, 2024

Cluster Springs

Dorothy Giles Watts

Dorothy Giles Watts of Cluster Springs peacefully passed away January 26, 2024 at the age of 94.  She was the youngest of eleven children born to Jessie Wilmer Giles and Louella Chaney Giles in Halifax County on May 5, 1929.  On November 29, 1952 she married Ira Wesley Watts and was married for 54 years before his passing in 2006.


She was a faithful member of Black Walnut Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher until her declining health prevented attendance, she also served as church librarian, WMU member and a choir member.  Dorothy worked at J.J. Newberry’s for forty plus years.  She also found much enjoyment in gardening and reading. 


Left to Cherish her memory:

Her Children

June B. Walker and husband Bill of South Boston

Lesley W. Oakes and husband Mike of South Boston

Mary W. Tuck and husband Terry of South Boston

Nancy W. Morris and husband Delbert of Virgilina

Seven Grandchildren

Tony Throckmorton (Becky), Catherine Howard (Rick), Eric Oakes (Terri), Adam Oakes (Kelcie), Jon Tuck (Jerri), Jessica Chitwood (Jeff) and Melissa Truitt (Tyler)

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren


***Preceded in death by***

Siblings and one Grandchild


A Funeral service will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vance Midgett officiating.  Burial to follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens


The family will receive friends on Monday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials, please consider Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 1009 Black Walnut Church Rd., Alton, VA 24535 or a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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