Velta Hamm Watson, 90, of Hope, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Hope. Mrs. Watson was born August 13, 1923, in Bodcaw, to Sid and Della Ross Hamm. She was a 1942 graduate of Bodcaw High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lee Watson; her mother and father; and one son, Jim Watson, Jr. She is survived by one grandson, Jim Watson, III, and Cynthia, of Slidell, La.; two great grandchildren, Jim Watson, IV, and Brandon Carreras, both of Slidell, La., and several nieces, nephews and other family members. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, October 25, at 11 a.m., with Bro. Hal Dixon officiating, in Shover Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home in Hope.