Vernie Watson, 79, of Hope, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in Hope. Mrs. Watson was born April 6, 1933, in Mesa, Arizona to J. T. and Lena Randeau Brooks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Watson; one daughter, Sybil Morrow; two sons, Tony Watson and Keith Watson; and one brother, Tom Brooks. She is survived by one son, Jerry Watson and special daughter-in-law, Tina, of Hope; two sisters, Sue Yeiser and Mary Winter; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and also her extended family and staff at Heather Manor. Visitation was Sunday, December 30, at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, at 10 a.m. in the Herndon-Pharr Chapel, with Chris Bradley officiating, and interment followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.