Evelyn Watkins Harding Smith, 98, of Roxboro, North Carolina died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at her home.

Born in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Clayton F. Watkins and Rose Ledger Watkins.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy W. Harding; second husband, Page T. Smith; daughter, Sandra Tetlak; brothers, Raymond, Clayton Jr., Herman, and Frankie Watkins; and sisters: Alice, Bernice and Lillian. 

Mrs. Smith attended Sts. Mary & Edward Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing tennis and ice-skating. Her other hobbies included sewing, embroidering, cooking, singing, dancing and listening to county/western music.

Surviving are her children, Donnie Harding of Roxboro and Terry Watkins of Dublin, New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Karen Atkins, Sarah Dowdy, Eddie Tetlak, Laura Bunderson, Nathan Watkins and Rebecca Kelly; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at the Sts. Mary & Edward Catholic Church with the Father William Rodriguez officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the burial.

Pallbearers will be Bill Stillman, Bill Guard, Bill Fuller, Bill Childrey, Chirs Gravitte and Ed Tetlak.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Atten: Relay For Life of Person County, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27165 or the Amedisys Hospice, 3320 US 1 Highway, Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.

Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.