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Bellville Times
James Hampton Stewart, 90, of Orchard, Texas died May 5, 2006, at his home.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 10 a.m. from Orchard United
Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Bain officiating.
Interment was at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Bellville.
Pallbearers were Stewart Henson, Todd Bone, Kyle Bone, terry Grabow, Bennie
Mize, and Adolph Bellinoski.
James was born February 6, 1916 in Simonton, the son of Levi Walter and
Lucille Hudgens Stewart. He grew up in Simonton and attended school in
Simonton and Richmond.
On August 3, 1935 James was united in marriage with Nettie Ruth Graf, a
union that lasted nearly 71 years. They had two children, Doris Jean and
Joyce Marie.
After marriage, James made his home in the Orchard area and began his
life-long passion of farming. He also supplemented his income for a time by
working in the oil field as a "rough neck." After his farming retirement he
was known for his wonderful vegetable garden. He called it his hobby; the
family called it "overproduction."
James loved hunting and was fortunate enough to hunt in many parts of Texas
and New Mexico. 
He was a long time member of the orchard United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie Ruth of Orchard; daughters -- Doris
Henson and husband Huey of Orchard; and Joyce Bone and husband Bill of
Orchard. His grandchildren are Stewart Henson and wife Elena, Todd Bone and
wife Kristine, and Kyle Bone and wife Christine.
Also surviving are great-grandchildren Sarah and Matthew Bone, Alyssa and
Michael Bone, and Isabel Henson. He also leaves nieces, Barbara Knutson and
husband Vernon, Patsy Philippus and husband Melvin, and nephew Hubert Cox
Jr. and wife Dorothy.
James was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law
Katherine and Hubert Cox and nephew James Cox.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Orchard United Methodist Church,
PO Box 127, Orchard, TX, 77464.
Arrangements by Knesek Family Funeral Chapels.
Posted by Joy Neely


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