Hubert- Ellen Jane Carden Watson, 72, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 with her family and friends by her side. Ellen was born March 6, 1947 in Durham, NC daughter of the late, Lonnie and Narvie Carden.
The family will receive friends at Ellen’s home in the Shadow Creek community of Hubert on Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th from 4-8 PM. A private memorial service will be held in late October at the family farm.
Ellen attended Northern High School in Durham until 1963, when she married Ronald O’ Watson and moved to Emerald Isle, NC. Ellen then graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1966. She eventually moved back to Durham where she met and married Richard (Rick) N. McClenney. Over the course of the next 25 year, she and Rick moved and lived in many states before finally relocating to Youngsville, NC. After the passing of Rick, Ellen moved to Hubert in December of 2017 to be closer to her daughter, Tammy and her family.
She is survived by daughter, Tammy Watson Collins and her husband, Samuel H. Collins, Jr of Emerald Isle; her beautiful grandchildren, Taylor Watts, Kaitlyn Watts, Polly Watts, and Kyndall Collins; and three grand dogs, Hallie Berri, Laila, and Paisley. She is also survived by her brother, Macky Carden, and his wife, Karen, of Richmond, VA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Rick) N. McClenney; sisters, Sue CArden Hinton and Ann Carden Hairfield.
Ellen was immensely proud of her family and leaves many loving memories behind. As Ellen’s health declined, she always loved her family and cared about them deeply.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Onslow County Animal Services Humane Society, 234 NW Corridor BLVD, Jacksonville, NC 28540 and/or the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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