James Henry Haston

May 24, 1938August 2, 2018

James Henry Haston, 80, of Monroe went peacefully to his heavenly home on August 2, 2018. He was born in Lancaster County, SC., the son of Ruby Haston Watts and Jesse Carl Watts. A longtime resident Monroe, Henry served his country as part of the 82nd airborne division of the Army Aircorp. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee of the Springs Industry for 42 years. Henry enjoyed music and with his family created a band called The Family Circle. He also loved to go to jam sessions and "pick" music with some of his best friends throughout his life. He was a hardworking man who could fix or build anything. He enjoyed farming and tending to his cows. Henry was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather that adored and cared for his family, especially his wife and best friend, Brenda. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Brenda Laney Haston; daughter, Annette Weed and her husband, Tadgh; son, Russell Haston and his wife Tamra; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 5 sisters. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Funeral Service will be at 4:00 pm with burial immediately following at the church cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Rev. Mark Curtis and Rev. Steve Phillippi, Hospice of Union County and Prospect United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to honor Henry's life and legacy to Hospice of Union County, 700 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110 or the Prospect UMC Music Ministry, 6020 Prospect Road, Monroe, NC 28112. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, August 5, 2018

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Ray Watts

August 5, 2018

Aunt Brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have fond memories of Family Circle practices at Uncle Henry and Aunt Brenda's house.

Cathy Smith

August 5, 2018

I am sorry that I wont be able to attend the services for Henry. You all have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Henry was always a positive role model in my life and always had an encouraging word when I need it. I am sorry for your loss but happy for heavens gain of such a great man. Love and condolences to you all.

Jim Rowell

August 5, 2018

I am sorry for your loss!! I am here for you all. My thoughts and prayers are for the family!!