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Friday, December 26, 2008

Remember Eddie Watson: Memorial Service Details

In memory of farrier Edgar "Eddie" Watson, a service has been planned for Saturday, January 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Preddys Funeral Home in Gordonsville, Virginia. This is now official.

Gordonsville is outside Charlottesville, which in turn is between Richmond and Washington, DC.

Funeral home information:
301 N Main Street (Route 33) Gordonsville, VA 22942; tel (540) 832-2111

To write to Shirley Watson: PO Box 235, Keswick, VA 22947

(David Watson is Box 266 in Keswick.)

A web-based "guest book" has been created for anyone who wishes to leave a message for Mr. Watson's family. Click here to go to the guest book.

As one entry says, "We will miss Eddie making everything look easy."

12/28 Update: An official, more detailed obituary has now been published in the Charlottesville newspaper, the Daily Progress. Click here to read it, with details of donations.

12/29 Update: Some of the horse owners whose horses benefited from Mr. Watson's expert care have created a forum topic about him at the Chronicle of the Horse  web site.

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