Evelyn Stewart, 79

Evelyn (Mamaw) Stewart, 79, formerly of Brady, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Rockdale. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 6, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor Harry Stevenson and Rev. Weldon Belew officiating. Burial followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale under the direction of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. She was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Coleman, to Thomas Jefferson and Velma (Doss) Browning. She married John William Stewart, Sr. Dec. 23, 1946, in Austin. She was a homemaker, a child care provider and a member of Rockdale Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, John Stewart, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Port Lavaca and Gary Thomas Stewart and wife, Sarah, of Overton; three daughters Elaine Lee Rose and husband, Paul of Santa Rosa, Calif., Eileen Beatrice Stewart and Charles Ray Gibbs of Alabama and Margaret Farr and husband, Randy, of Rockdale; a brother, H.J. Browning of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Stewart, Sr.; two brothers, Wayne and Tommy Browning and a sister, Bonnie McCreery. Pallbearers were Mike Hornung, James Duke, Ben Williams, Randy Farr, Robert Bennett and Charles Ray Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Whited, Donald Lamb and Jimmy Lamb. Memorial contributions may be made to Rockdale Christian Church, 1406 Sager, Rockdale, Tex., 76567.

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