Obits 7-20-16

Jan. 7, 1943 - July 15, 2016
Lou Ann Watson, 73, of McCamey, died Friday, July 15, 2016, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1943, in Sulphur Springs, to Aaron G. and Doris Waters McKinzie.  
She married Henry Lee Watson May 20, 1961, and was married until his death in 2010. She and Henry moved to McCamey in 1970. 
She was very active in the community and spent a great deal of time supporting her children and grandchildren at different events. She loved to play golf, visit with friends and spend time at Lake Amistad. Mom did not show her age, she was always young at heart and her glass was always half full!! 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband. 
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Watson Montgomery and husband Darrel of Austin; her sons, Greg Watson and wife Lynette of Midland and Craig Watson and wife Randi of Spring; her brother, Doyle McKinzie and wife Brenda of Dike; her mother in-law, Lela Mae Watson of Atlanta; and sisters in-law, Linda Whitley and Betty Williams both of Atlanta. She was a proud grandmother, known as “Mingie” by her grandchildren, Gentry Watson Staugh and husband Fred, Tyler Watson and fiancée Carly Salinas, Kasey Montgomery, Dakota Montgomery, Hayes Watson and Hatcher Watson; great- grandchildren, Lawson Staugh, Harlon Staugh and Penelope Watson; many nieces and nephews; and many friends including, her very special friend Bill Bailey of Ft Stockton.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Sanchez and the Rev. Ted Creech officiating. Interment followed at the Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.

Oct. 2, 1925 - July 14, 2016
LaVearn Kennedy Smith, 90, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 14, 2016, in an Atlanta hospital.
She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Wapanucka, Okla., to Isaac and Pearl Kennedy. She was retired from Mary Lynn’s Beauty School and had also worked at Duke’s Beauty School. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and loved spending time with her grandchildren, fishing and working puzzles.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Smith; granddaughter, Twyla Kilboy; three sisters, Irene Adcock, Estelle Caldwell and Oleda Kennedy.
She is survived by her two children, Darlene Jones Manning and husband James of Atlanta and Ken Smith and wife Brenda of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Kenny Smith and wife Melissa of Atlanta, Kara Gennings and husband Jason of Atlanta and Lynn Jones of Atlanta; seven great-grandchildren, David Howard, Dustin Jones, Steven Kilboy, Robert “Bobby” Jones, III, Dakota Smith, Ryan Gennings and Kassidy Gennings; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Graveside services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Huffines Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Gibbons officiating under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize LaVearn may make contributions to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital – Atlanta, 1007 S. William St, Atlanta, Texas 75551.
Guest registry is available at 

May 10, 1950 - July 12, 2016
Rebecca “Becky” Watson Nichols, 66, of Texarkana, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at her residence. 
She was born May 10, 1950 in Pittsburg, to Billy Joe Watson and Patsy Ligon Watson. She was a 1968 graduate of Pittsburg High School.
She is survived by her husband, C. W. Nichols, who she wed March 11, 2006, in Hot Springs, Ark.; son, Casey Lankford; daughter, Christa Lankford Rouse and husband Aaron; grandchild, Cy Lankford; and brother, Jeff Watson.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Billy Joe and Patsy Watson.
A private graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home of Pittsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Online condolences may be left at 

Jan. 14, 1937 - July 11, 2016
Merton John Powers, 79, of Mt. Enterprise, died Monday, July 11, 2016. 
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home of Jefferson.

Jan. 22, 1971 - July 10, 2016
Jamie Lee McCown, 45, of Ore City, died Sunday, July 10, 2016. 
Funeral services were at noon, Wednesday, July 13, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Ore City.

Nov. 1, 1968 – July 9, 2016
Jennifer Kaye Williams, 47, of Texarkana, died Saturday, July 9, 2016. 
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Queen City Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.

Oct. 3, 1929 - July 7, 2016
Nazaree “Naz” Hunter, 86, of Hughes Springs, died Thursday, July 7, 2016. 
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Traylor High School Community Center under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden. 

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