Jaunita Evelyn Watson


Juanita Evelyn Watson died Saturday, July 8, 2017, with her family at her bedside. She was born April 19, 1922 to the late William Riley and Cosie Anna Pounds Foshee in their home in Glenwood, Ark.

She married James Wesley Watson on September 1, 1941. They had three sons. She joined the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Troup in 1954 and has been a member of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church in East Mountain for many years.

After the children were grown she enjoyed working with the public at Skillerns Drug Store for many years. Her latest employment was with Louis Morgan Drug in Overton.

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Watson of New London, Jerry Watson and wife Phyllis of Gallatin, Tenn., and Jack Watson and wife Jeanie of Azle; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister Desiree Mitchell of Longview; one brother-in-law, J.F. Watson of Little Rock, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Alarcon, Daniel Watson, Joseph Watson, Jimmy Watson, Jerry Watson, and Jack Watson.

Services for Juanita Evelyn Watson, 95, of New London, will be Thursday July 13, at 11 a.m. in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jimmy Stripland officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. in Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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