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Iva Arnwine Watson

November 22, 2007 - Funeral services for Iva Arnwine Watson, 92 of Leonard, were held Friday, November 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Leonard Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck, Steven Medford, and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial was in the Leonard Cemetery. She died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Leonard Manor.

She was born August 31, 1915, in Niota, Tennessee, the daughter of Marshall Arnwine and Emma Fair Arnwine. She was married to Clifford Garnell Watson on October 15, 1932 in Blue Ridge, Texas. He preceded her in death July 16, 1964 after a long battle with leukemia. After his death, she married Arthur Lee Brown in June of 1969. He also preceded her in death on July 4, 1987. She was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was a beautiful lady, a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very proud of her family.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roby Charles Watson and Barbara Sue Sumrow Watson and Billy Dan Watson and Barbara Newman Watson, all of Leonard; sisters, Vida Williams of Dallas and Georgia “Bob” Tallant of Midlothian, Texas; stepson and wife, Arthur Lee Brown, III and Betty Brown of Sulphur Springs, Texas; grandchildren, James Watson and wife Sheri Watson of Leonard, Brenda Grubbs and husband Randy Grubbs of Plano, Belinda DeVincentis and husband Nick DeVincentis and Bill Watson and wife, Jami Watson, all of Leonard; step-grandchildren, Richard Lee Brown and Joy LeAnn Glenn; great-grandchildren, Paige, Payton and Preslie Watson, Abbie, Lexi and Trey DeVincentis, Bridget and Billy Watson, all of Leonard and Maddie and Will Grubbs of Plano.

Family visitation was Thursday, November 15, 2007, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Leonard’s Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, who had charge of arrangements.

(November, 2007, The Leonard Graphic)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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