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January 8, 2014

Elbert A. Watts, 83, Watsontown

— WATSONTOWN — Elbert Austin Watts, 83, formerly of Jersey Shore, entered into rest at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Spook Hollow, a son of the late George and Alvia Watts. On July 22, 1951, he married the former Nancy L. Bay, who survives.

Elbert attended Jersey Shore High School.

He honorably served in the Navy for eight years.

Elbert was employed at Jersey Shore Steel for 25 years.

He drove ambulance in Jersey Shore and was a police officer in South Williamsport for many years.

Elbert was a pilot and enjoyed flying single-engine planes. He also enjoyed John Deere tractors and playing ball with his dog, Sugar.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 62 years, are one daughter, Sharon D. Boatman, of Mifflinburg; three grandchildren, Wendy K. Kranz, of Lewisburg, April M. Huffman, of South Williamsport, and Melissa A. Beatty, of Dunnstown; and eight great-grandchildren, Jonah Huffman, Keaton Seasholtz, Preston Beatty, Gavyn Boatman, Kyle Kranz, Tyler Kranz, Mercedes Boatman and Lauren Huffman.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Paula K. Watts; three brothers, Kenneth, Herman and Cleon Watts; one sister, Thelma Brubaker; and one grandson, Thomas L. Boatman Jr.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Wayne S. Krell officiating.

Burial will be in Hartleton Cemetery with military honors accorded by Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410.

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