Thelma Harkness

Thelma Harkness, 89, of Center, passed away with her family by her bedside on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.
Mrs. Harkness was born September 10, 1926, in Pontiac, Oklahoma, to Jewel Nichols and Lola Wylie Nichols. She loved sewing, gardening and spending time with her family.  
She is survived by
Delores Halliburton Bauwens and husband, Vince, of Lumberton
Peggy Smith of Center
Anitra Harris and husband, Terry, of Carthage
Linda Walden of Lumberton
Billy Harkness and wife, Sandra, of Center
Ricky Harkness and wife, Carolyn, of Center
Joe Lynn Harkness and wife, Ricky Kay, of Brady
Wayne Harkness and wife, Shirley, of Center
13 Grandchildren
25 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Freddie Moody of Center
A host of other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Husband: Cecil Harkness
Great Grandson: Will Harris
Parents: Jewel Nichols and Lola Wylie Nichols
Brother: Sammie Nichols
Sisters: Laverna Boyles, Margie Shaw, Tressie Dew Nichols
Son-in-law: Dewain Halliburton
Pallbearers will be Glen Johnson, Saul Betancour, Brandon Grey, Shaun Harris, Anthony Olivas, Dustin Harris and Anthony Harkness.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brian Harkness, Chris Harkness and great grandsons, Cayden Gray, Corbyn Olivas, Braxton Harkness, Branton Harkness, William Walden, Mason Harris, Jasper Harris, Dalton Harris, Levi Harris, Justin Harkness and Luke Bufkin.

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