On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, Molly LuAlma Evans Watts Moore, of Seven Lakes, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at age 84.

Molly was born April 5, 1934, in Lexington, to Olin Leroy (O.L.) and Mamie (Patsy) Craver Evans. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and the University of South Carolina, earning both an associates and bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in interior design.  

While most of her life’s work involved raising children and caring for loved ones, she also worked as an interior designer for both Agnes Macaulay in Columbia, S.C., and Duke University in Durham. She found great joy in sharing her home with friends and family wherever she was and especially loved being at Seven Lakes, and The Old Place Farm in Welcome.

In describing her life Molly wrote of “immense pride in my children and grandchildren. I love my church. I have more good friends than anybody deserves, and my life has been spiced with love, adventure and excitement — and enough adversity to humble me.”

Molly was preceded in death by her father, O.L., and her mother, Patsy; a brother, Jack Craver Evans; her first love, Jack Dudley Watts Sr., and later Jay Wilbur Moore.

She is survived by two children, AnnaDell Watts Pharr, and Walt Pharr, of Greensboro, and J. Dudley Watts Jr. and Kathy Norcross Watts, of Germanton. She cherished seven grandchildren, William, Jack, Davidson, MollyClaire, Michael, Daniel and Kate. Throughout her life Molly maintained close friendships with special people in Lexington, Durham, Sanford and Seven Lakes.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at West End United Methodist Church, 4015 N.C. 73, West End. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to be made to West End United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.