Funeral services for Lula Inez Stewart, 97, of Rockdale were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. John Roark of Belton officiating. Burial followed in IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale.

Mrs. Stewart died Friday, Nov. 18, at Manor Oaks Nursing Center in Rockdale.

She was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Milam County to Frank and Fredia Doss Worley.

She married James Leonard Stewart on Nov. 20, 1935, in Rockdale.

Mrs. Stewart had lived in Rockdale for the past four years and was formerly of San Gabriel.

She was a member of San Gabr iel Bapt ist Church and enjoyed painting and sewing.

Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.L. “Jim” Stewart, on Dec, 27, 1999.

Survivors are two daughters, Carlene Evans and husband Bob of Caldwell, Melba Caffey of Thorndale; and a sister, Evelyn Kauffman of Texarkana; also, five grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Evans, Chandler Evans, Landon Evans, Stuart Caffey, Irby McWilliams and Glenn Schneider.

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