Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


May 3, 2014

Rosemary Watkins

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Rosemary Watkins, age 94, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. James Farmer, Rev. Steven Hyde and Rev. Charles Hyde officiating.  Interment will be Jarratt cemetery in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Watkins passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Tyler.

She was born May 27, 1919 in Ft. Worth.

She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis M. Choate and Rosa Priestly Choate; husband of 56 years, Harvey M. Watkins; and son, Harvey W. Watkins.

Survivors include her son, Philip Watkins and wife Kathy; daughters, Rosa Hyde and husband Charles, Phyllis Hunt, and husband Paul; grandchildren, Andy Watkins, Steven Hyde, Jeffrey Hyde, Amy Watkins, Susan Hyde, Michael Watkins, Jody Watkins, Heather Slaton, Tiffani Watkins, Paul Hunt, Matthew Hunt, Monica Hamilton; and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Watkins, Canyon Hamilton, and Ryan Slaton.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.


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