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Camellia Watson Autrey (Connie)

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Camellia Watson Autrey (Connie), 63, of Bryson City, N.C. passed Saturday, December 12, 2015. She was born June 8, 1952 to Edward Benjamin Watson, Jr. and Ann Evelyn Elliott Watson in Bryson City, N.C.

A native of Swain County, she relocated to Bryson City from Texas in 2014. Connie is survived by her mother Evelyn Watson of Asheville, N.C., two sons: Brandon Shane Asbury (Laura & sons Landon and Cooper) of Louisville, T.N. and Shannon Brock Asbury (Aleisha) of Knoxville, T.N., sister: Brenda W. Moscript (daughter Lea) of Knoxville, brothers: Edward B. Watson III (Sharon) of Bryson City and M. Charles Watson (Sherry & daughters Kayla and Kelsey) of Asheville, stepsons Clint, Lee & Mike Autrey of Texas as well as many other relatives and friends. Connie loved being outdoors, animals, skiing, fishing, arts & crafts, DIY projects and travel. She never met a stranger and was eager to take on challenges.

She is preceded in death by her father, Edward, Husband, Michael Autrey, and Edwin Asbury.

A celebration of her life will take place at noon, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Deep Creek Baptist Church Pavilion in Bryson City. The Rev. Ken Sausedo will officiate. The service will be followed by reception and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Friends of the Smokies, 3099 Winfield Dunn Pkwy #2, Kodak, TN 37764; the Great Smoky Mountains Association, P.O. Box 130, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-0130; or a charity of your choice in her memory.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315