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Approximately 400 Attend Doc Watson Funeral on Sunday; Brothers David and Linney Watson Visit Statue on June 4

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=27342Doc Watson’s brothers; David, 87 (left), and Linney, 93, came out to see the statue full of flowers on Monday, June 4, after the funeral was held on June 3.
June 4, 2012. On Sunday, June 3, around 400 people turned out at the Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap for the legendary High Country musician Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson’s funeral, according to Greg Hampton of Hampton Funeral Services of Boone.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Photo by Maria Richardson

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Doc Watson: March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

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Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson
March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

Rest in peace, Doc.

He will be greatly missed by so many in his home of the High Country. Watson was “just one of the people.” The beautiful flowers are just part of the testament people have shown towards him in his honor. Arthur Grimes, born and raised in Boone, grew up with someone he calls “his hero.” Grimes tells stories about being on stage with him a couple of times and said that, “his presence made my life.” Grimes says that he will buy a $100 brick at his feet just so he can remember, “the way his feet always tapped to the beat.”
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Flowers Left At Doc Watson Statue in Downtown Boone; Condition Improves After Surgery, yet Still Critical

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=26020May 25, 2012. High Country residents have left flowers at the Doc Watson statue on the corner of West King Street and North Depot Street in downtown Boone. Watson was hospitalized on Monday after falling. Watson had colon surgery on Thursday. His condition is improving yet still critical, according to his manager Mitch Greenhill. He is currently at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Get well soon, Doc!
Photo by Paul T. Choate

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