Myrtle Warren

Obituary of Myrtle Lucy Warren

Myrtle Lucy Watts was born in Transylvania County, North Carolina on November 13, 1932.   She was one six children born from the union of the late Henry Alden Watts and the late Lavada Louise (Cagle) Watts.   She attended Etowah Schools in North Carolina.  

Myrtle married the love of her life, Sherrill Warren, on March 11, 1947.   The couple would be blessed with the birth of five children.   Myrtle cared for the needs of her husband and children as a homemaker.   She was a wonderful and devoted mother and wife.   Myrtle also assisted her husband with daily operations of the family business, Warren Lumber, a sawmill in Milan, Michigan.   She was his go-to for many years for getting things done.

Myrtle enjoyed reading for pleasure and to further her knowledge.   She also enjoyed completing crossword puzzles.   She was known to be an excellent cook and made the most delicious homemade biscuits.   In her free time, she loved to watch her daily soaps, with General Hospital, being her favorite.  

She was a Gold Star Mother, losing her son, Jimmie S. Warren on February 23, 1969 during the Vietnam War.

Myrtle Lucy Warren, age 86, of Milan passed away at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline at 12:26pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.   In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by her beloved husband on February 23, 1982.   Woodfin Watts, Howard Watts, Paul Watts, Helen Warren, and a niece whom she thought of as a sister.

She leaves to cherish her memory four sons:  James (Anna Marie) Warren of Fortson, Georgia, Kenneth Warren of Ellijay, Georgia, Gary Warren of Milan, Michigan, and Dennis (Debbie) Warren of Chatsworth, Georgia; one sister:  Jean Orr of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and numerous grand and great grandchildren.

Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street (734) 529-3156 was entrusted with local arrangements.   Funeral services will be under the care of Thomas Shepherd and Son Funeral Home, 125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28793 (828) 693-3435.   Burial will take place at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville.  

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