The following obituary was published in the Marshall Mountain Wave in 1988.
William M. Watts of Sutter died December 9, 1988 in Rideout Hospital. He was 72. An Arkansas native, he lived in Sutter for 35 years and was a retired employee of the State Department of Water Resources.
He was a member of Hammonton Lodge No. 433, F. & A.M. of Sutter.
He is survived by his wife, Tura Watts of Sutter; a son, Ben Watts of Yuba City; three brothers, Vernon Watts of Pioneer, Cash Watts of Sacramento, and Earl Watts of Arkansas; and one grandson.
Services were held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Williams of North Highlands Missionary Baptist Church and Hammonton Lodge No. 433 F. & A.M. of Sutter officiating.
Burial was in Sutter Cemetery.
 William was the son of James Madison Watts and Sylvania Bohannon. His paternal grandparents were Siler Watts and Eliza Ann Graham.
 Based on this obituary, William moved to Sutter, California in 1953.
 Free and Accepted Masons. Hammonton Lodge No. 433 is now known as Corinthian-Hammonton Lodge No. 9.
 Tura Leona Ragland, James’ second wife.
Marshall Mountain Wave, “William Watts,” published 22 December 1988. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
Corinthian-Hammonton Lodge No. 9. http://www.calodges.org/no9/. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
For more information about James and his first wife, Louise Gertrude Turner, read the following previous articles: