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Otey, Marion W.

Marion Watson Otey, 90, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Roanoke, on May 8, 1924 a daughter of the late, Levi Austin Watson and Ruby James Dooley Watson. She was retired Postmaster with 27 years at the Thaxton Post Office and a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband, William Alexander “Bill” Otey and her brothers, Warren A. Watson, William Watson and Richard Elmo Watson. She is survived by her son, Warren A. Otey and his wife, Donna; her daughter, Linda O. Nofsinger and her husband, Ralph; her grandchildren, David Nofsinger and his wife, Kim; Amy N. Church and her husband, Mike; Cherri O. Terry; Tracy O. Wilson and her husband, Doug; Chris and Betsy Burch; Michael and Lauren Cochran; her great-grandchildren, Ryan A. Nofsinger, Peyton Elizabeth Church, Jessica Terry, Zachary Wilson, Marlee Wilson, Caid Burch, Levi Burch, Ryleigh Cochran and Owen Carpenter; her sister-in-law, Kathryn Watson; niece, Wendy Watson Stone and her husband, Jeff; nephew, Billy Watson and his wife, Carrie; her cousins, Ruby Dooley Key and Betty Dooley Miller; nieces, Ruby Ann Watson Bishop and husband, Millard and Theresa Lynn Watson; her caregivers, Janet Carper and Therisa Horsely; and a special thanks to Sara Tomlin at Lynchburg General Hospital. Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel with Rev. Jeane Dunkum officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1245 Walnut Street, Bedford.

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