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03/22/2017

Mr. Charlie L. Yarbrough, 82, of Timpson passed away Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at his residence.

Services are pending and are under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Timpson.

03/20/2017

Sandy Anderson, 64, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. E. J. Adams officiating. Private interment will follow on her property.

Mrs. Anderson was born April 7, 1952, in Houston, to Doug Dobos and Opal Lorain Pyle. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by
Husband: Jim Anderson of Tenaha, Texas

Children:
Michael Anderson and wife, Sherrie, of Dayton, Texas
Belinda McDonald and Wayne Stokes of Timpson, Texas
Betty Basham and husband, Dewayne, of Texarkana, Arkansas
Jimmy Anderson of Tenaha, Texas
Lonnie Ray Anderson and wife, Amanda, of Katy, Texas
Troy Lyles Anderson of Tenaha, Texas
Bret Wayne Anderson and wife, Jenny, of Center, Texas

19 Grandchildren

9 Great-Grandchildren

Father: Doug Dobos of Tenaha, Texas

Sisters:
Ybry Turner of Houston, Texas
Diane West of Harden, Texas
Latiera McDonald of Tenaha, Texas
Ray Williams of Longview
Roy Williams of Channelview, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Opal Loraine Pyle Dobos
Brother: Calvin Santos, Clyde Anderson

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/20/2017

Lavern Keck, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, in Center.

Her wishes were to be cremated and her family and friends will be meeting at 11:00 a.m., May 6, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home, 2624 Seattle Slew, Rock Springs, Wyoming, then traveling to White Mountain for a memorial service.

Mrs. Keck was born March 6, 1932, in Norfolk, Nebraska, to Erwin Weber and Edna Volwiler Weber.  Her hobbies included golfing, fishing, hunting, traveling and playing dominos.  She loved spending time with her family.  Mrs. Keck was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by

Children:
Linda Chavez and husband, David
Patricia Boye and husband, Brett
Steven Spaude
Jacqueline Brown and Tommy Wright

13 Grandchildren

23 Great-Grandchildren

1 Great-Great-Grandson

Stepsons:
Steve McKinney and wife, Paula
Donnie McKinney and wife, Michelle

Brother: Clarence “Bud” Weber and wife, Darlene

Nephew: Robert Weber

Niece: Lisa Dungan

2 Great-Nieces

1 Great-Nephew

Preceded in death by
Parents: Erwin Weber and Edna Volwiler Weber
Ex Husband: Eugene Spaude
Husband: Arthur Keck
In Laws: Chuck and Edith Keck
Grandsons: Noah Boye, Joseph Boye,
Nephew: Larry Dungan

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/20/2017

Loyce Blackman, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Blackman was born March 29, 1923, in Joaquin, to Hillon Beckham and Nora Bell Palmer Beckham.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking.

She is survived by:

Son: James W. Blackman and wife, Donna, of Spring

Daughters:
Charlene Rogers of Joaquin
Maudell Bracewell and husband, Charles of Spring
Galenda Lee of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Marlisa Briggs of Spring
Krieg Rogers of Joaquin
Phyllis Stapp of Norman, Arkansas
Cindy Shefstad of Lufkin
Kerrie Endsley of Lufkin
Yuma Bracewell of Spring
Russia Cain of Spring
Christina Schexnider of Flagstaff, Arizona

Numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Arthur Blackman
Parents: Hillon Beckham and Nora Bell Palmer Beckham

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/19/2017

Melma Floraine (Gary) Sparks, 91, of Waxahachie, Texas passed away Friday March 17, 2017 in Waxahachie, Texas.  She is the daughter of the late Ernest and Diamond (Spradley) Gary. Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5pm with Pastor Paul Gauntt officiating. 

To convey condolences or sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.

03/19/2017

L.G. Allen, Jr., 89, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on June 13, 1927 in Choudrant, Louisiana to Larcus Green Allen, Sr. and Eva Frazier. Funeral services for Mr. Allen will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. Tim Lovelady officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. 

LG grew up in Choudrant, Louisiana before moving to Timpson with his family. He was extremely talented and a natural athlete that excelled at all of the activities he participated in while in high school. After graduation, LG entered the military and soon after returning home, married the love of his life, Billie Joy Fitts in 1948. LG devoted a lifetime of service to his community as County Commissioner until retirement. 

LG was a very laid back, kind, and compassionate individual. He never met a stranger and made sure to make you feel special if he saw you around town. LG was sure to enjoy himself no matter what he was doing. He was drawn to the outdoors where he spent much of his time fishing, hunting, or playing golf. Baseball was also a favorite pastime of his. 

LG was surrounded by a family filled with love. He is survived by:

His faithful wife of 68 years, Billie Joy

Sons: 
Ricky Allen and wife, Brenda
Bradley Allen

Brother: R.S. Allen and wife, Sandra

Sister: Evelyn McLeroy

Grandchildren:
Michael Allen
Kyle Allen and wife, Tisha
Jacob Allen
Amy Allen
Katie Norman and husband, Clayton

10 great-grandchildren

Dearest family friends, Robin and Duncan Connell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Larcus Green Allen, Sr. and Eva Frazier and sister Claudine Barrett.

The Allen family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Garrison Nursing Home who so lovingly stood beside and served LG during his stay there until his passing. 

Pallbearers for Mr. Allen’s service are Kyle Allen, Jacob Allen, Bryan Stinnett, Clayton Norman, William Lum Edwards, and Kenny Smith.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net

03/17/2017

Doyl Taylor, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, in Longview.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Taylor was born July 22, 1931, in Shelby County, to Jim Crawford Taylor and Mary Jane Daniels Taylor.  He enjoyed farming, playing dominoes with friends and spending time with his family.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Betty Ann Cockrell and husband, David, of Longview, Texas
Cynthia Gayle Green and husband, Jerry, of Hallsville, Texas

Grandchildren:
Rachel Stallard and husband, Jack, of Kilgore, Texas
Lance Cockrell and wife, Jessica, of Lindale, Texas
Casey Cockrell and wife, Amie, of Spring Hill, Texas
Jeremy Green and wife, Jonette, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Jacob Green and wife, Anansa, of Odessa, Texas
Jordan Elizabeth Heersche and husband, Jason, of Rosa Mond, California

Great-Grandchildren:
Kyle Stallard, Connor Cockrell, Nathan Cockrell, Elizabeth Cockrell, Benjamin Cockrell, Evan Cockrell, Emery Cockrell, Josiah Green, Elijah Green, Josephine Green, Wade Green, Oliver Green, Charlie Heersche

Sister: Faye Ashley of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law: 
Harold English and wife, Francis, of Keithville, Louisiana
Ray Fisher of Pelican, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Betty Doris Taylor
Parents: Jim Crawford Taylor and Mary Jane Daniels Taylor
Brothers: Chester Taylor, Kurnel Taylor, Orlean Taylor, J.C. Taylor, Ray Taylor
Sisters: Clister Brown, Annie Emmons, Lela Godwin, Rose Youngblood

Pallbearers will be Lance Cockrell, Jeremy Green, Casey Cockrell, Jacob Green, Jack Stallard and Jerry Cockrell.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/17/2017

Bernice (Bill) Haney Price was called to the Lord on March 16, 2017 at Brenham, Texas.  

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Visitation will be held prior to the service.

She was born August 6, 1928 at Appleby, Texas.  She married the love of her life, Jack Price on July 7, 1950.  They got their pride and joy son, Brad Price, January 17, 1957.   

She was predeceased by her husband, parents W. D. Haney and Rose Haney, sisters Vera Clyde Stewart, Eunice Merle Golden, Nettie Pearle Simons and Annie Lou Myers and brother W. C. Haney.

She is survived by

Son: Brad Price and wife, Irene

Granddaughter: Carrie Hendrix and husband, Lee

Great-granddaughter: Jordan Hendrix

Great-grandson: Jackson Hendrix

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

03/16/2017

Mr. Barry Ludd, age 55, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 in San Augustine, Texas.  

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Samaritan Funeral Home located at 2200 Laurel St in Shreveport, LA. Interment to follow at Round Grove Cemetery, Shreveport, LA with Pastor W. L. Zeigler, Sr. Officiating.

Survivors include:
Mother: Bobbie Ludd of Shreveport, LA

Sister: Eden (Mae) Tidwell of Shreveport, LA

Brothers:    
Adolph (Bessie) Ludd of Marietta, GA
Claude Ludd of Shreveport, LA
David Ludd of Kansas City, Kansas
Felix (Naishia) Ludd of Shreveport, LA
Leon Broadway of San Augustine, Texas

Aunt: Irma Lee Williams of Shreveport, LA

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends.

On Behalf of Good Samaritan Funeral Home…Percy Garner & Son Mortuary announces the death and services.

03/16/2017

Alice Jean Barnes, 57 of Lufkin, passed away Wednesday morning at her residence in Lufkin, Tx.

Services will be 1pm Saturday at Triumph Center Church of Center, Tx. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Timpson, Tx. With Pastor Steven Pinkney officiating.

Alice Jean Barnes is survived by:
Daughters:
Chasmon Amie of Lufkin
Elizabeth (Wilbert) Thomas of Palacios
Linda (Andra) Jefferson of Lufkin

3 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Deloris Johnson of Center
Vivian (Leo) Buckley of Center
Patricia (Leo) Williams of Center
Katina Johnson of Center
Victoria Booth of Center

Brothers:
Kenneth (Nichell FoFona) Jones of Nacogdoches
Lawerence (Lali) Johnson of Lufkin
Robert (Shelia) Johnson of Humble

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home

03/16/2017

Vantrice Kaye Roland, 55 of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, Bobo. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Timpson with Pastor Jackie Garrett officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Ravene Roland of Tyler
Vanessa Ratcliff of McKinney

Son, Randle Tremaine Roland of Houston

2 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Edith (Walter) Thomas of Center
Patsy Casey of Tenaha
Betty D. Ratcliff of Tenaha
Elaine Greer of Tenaha
Joyce (Jackie) Garrett of Beaumont

Brothers:
Anderson Polley, Jr. of Center
Roderick Ratcliff of Tenaha

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home

03/16/2017

Perry Lee Beard, 58, of Milam, Texas, formerly of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Perry was born on August 21, 1958 to his parents, Joe Bill Beard and Gearldean Curbow Beard.  Funeral service for Perry will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Smokey Beard officiating.

Perry was born in Nacogdoches Texas, raised in the Sheldon community near Houston, Texas.  Although Perry and his family grew up in Sheldon, Timpson was always considered home.  They would travel back home each weekend.  He graduated Sheldon High School and went to work as a contractor for Union Pacific Railroad where he retired after many years.  He acquired the home of his dream 12 years ago in Milam, Texas. This lakefront home would accompany his passion for fishing and hunting.  During his life he enjoyed anything having to do with the outdoors.  Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes. 

Perry loved running lines on the river.  He would many times catch fish as big as him.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.  Perry was considered an awesome cook by many.  When gatherings would occur Perry would always prepare an outstanding meal.  Perry also enjoyed woodworking.  He could just about do anything.  Whatever Perry was doing he was enjoying it.

Perry is survived by:

Son: Perry Lee Beard Jr.

Brothers:
Randy Beard and wife Martha
Terry Beard and wife Carol
Donny Beard and wife Darlene
Ronny Beard

Sisters:
Sandra Beard
Becky Palmer and husband Bobby
Barbara West and husband Michael

Grandchildren:
Stephanie, Jessica and Hunter Beard

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.  

Perry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry Beard, Tommy Beard; and sister, Shirley Cottongin.

In order to convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

03/15/2017

Nancy Marie (Barnett) Evans, 68, Lake Charles, LA passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be prior to the graveside service beginning at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 9, 1948 in Baytown, Texas to Alvin and Myrtie (Gunter) Barnett.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Myrtie Barnett, husband, James Evans and grandson, Kory Owens.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Vavette Blevins of Kileen
Janeene Owens of Moss Bluff, LA
Donnie Owens of Jacksonville, FL
7 Grandchildren
6 Great-Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Maudie Sue & Ruth

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

03/14/2017

Robert Earl “Beetle” Bailey, Sr.  died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 88 years of age, in Rancho Viejo, Texas.

Robert Earl Bailey led a very full and vibrant life. Born to Charles Lincoln Bailey and Ethel Norris Bailey on December 22, 1928, in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, he was one of twelve children. As a child, he had a knack for adventure and athleticism, most notability at swimming. This thirst for adventure led him to serve in the US Navy during World War II, along with five brothers, one whom survived the Pearl Harbor Attack.

After returning from the war, Robert E. set off on his next great adventure, joining his sister Kate and her husband Frank Henderson in Texas. There, he married and had three children, Rebecca (Wampler), Mary (Carpenter), and Robert “Chuck” Earl Bailey Jr. Soon after, the family moved to Southern Louisiana where Robert E. worked on the construction and repair of pipelines and petroleum rigs. Always the adventurer, he shared this spirit with his children with the various unusual pets and adventures they had in Louisiana.

A loving and doting father, Robert E. shared many of his passions with his children, in particular, with his son Chuck. Chuck’s biggest fan, Robert E. was a dutiful attendee to the various sports that Chuck participated in, including Major League Baseball as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Later in life, Robert E. married Barbara Ann (George), while working as a Right-of-Way Agent. Married April 30, 1993 in Erwin, Tennessee, he would be married to her until his death.

At 79 years old, Robert E. retired as owner and agent of REB Communications, Inc. They spent their retirement in Nacogdoches, Texas; San Antonio, Texas and Rancho Viejo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by ten of his siblings: Elmer Bailey, Pearl Bailey Ledford, Willie Bailey Clouse, Charlie Lincoln Bailey, Ruth Bailey Fain (wife of Bill Fain), Richard Bailey, Harry Bailey, Cecil Jackson Bailey, Toby Bailey (died as a child), Johnny Bailey (died as a child). Of his siblings, Robert E. is survived only by Kate Bailey Henderson, wife of Frank Henderson.

Along with his sister, Robert E. is survived by many of his large, Tennessee family. They include: Frank Bailey, Harley Bailey, Debbie Ledford, Robin Ledford, Susan Bailey, Michael Bailey, Charles Fain, Richard Fain, Toby Fain, Richard Bailey Jr., Joyce Ann Bailey, Bobby Jean Bailey, Gary Bailey, Jo Bailey Bogart.

Robert E. loved his three children dearly. He is survived by them and their families: Rebecca (Bailey) and John Wampler of Tyler, Texas, Mary (Bailey) and Gary Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; Robert “Chuck” and Marie Bailey, Jr. of Austin, Texas.

Robert E. loved spending time with his grandchildren. Always bringing gifts of the most unusual kind, Robert E. loved spending time with the children, often on their property in Nacogdoches, Texas, his grandchildren will deeply miss him: Jaclyn (Wampler) and Stuart McGuire of Cuckfield, England; Jade Bailey of Austin; Taylor Bailey of Houston; John and Lindsay Wampler, Jr. of Tyler, Texas; Lee and Deborah Carpenter of Houston, Texas; Hunter Bailey of Midland, Texas; Ben Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; and McGregor Bailey of Austin, Texas. Along with his grandchildren, he is survived by his great-grandson, John Harlan Wampler, III of Tyler, Texas and Baby Carpenter of Houston, Texas due in August 2017.

After marrying Barbara, Robert E.’s family grew even larger. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Cindy Smith of Center, Texas; his step-children: Stephanie Hankins, wife of Todd Hankins of San Antonio, Texas and Joseph Ashley and Esmer George of Brownsville, Texas. Their children, his step-grandchildren, include: Carly and Clay Hankins of San Antonio, Texas and William George of Brownsville, Texas.

Robert Earl Bailey, Sr. led an enduring and giving life.  Those that met him knew he had a giving soul, deeply motivated by his faith in God and compassion for others. He excelled at everything he did, from working the oil rigs in Louisiana to acquiring land in Texas, to being a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, everything he did was deeply rooted in love. He will be loved and missed by many.

Pallbearers will be John Wampler II, Hunter Bailey, Lee Carpenter, Ben Carpenter, John Wampler and Chuck Bailey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harley Bailey, Frank Bailey and Gary Carpenter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Interment will follow immediately at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

James L. Payne, Jr., “Jamie”, 82, a lifelong resident of Sabine County, passed away in his home, Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born June 24, 1934 to Fronie and Roy Payne, Sr. in Hemphill, Texas.

Jamie graduated from Hemphill High School and received his bachelor’s degree in business from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. He married Ella Frances Griffin (Fran) on August 12, 1967; they were married for 49 years.

Jamie owned and operated Hemphill Motor Co. in Hemphill, Texas for over 50 years following in the footsteps of his father, Roy Payne, who had founded the dealership in the 1930’s. He received the Chairman’s Club Award with Ford Motor Company, Ford’s highest honor, along with numerous other awards.

He was active in the community and served on the board of directors of First Bank & Trust, on the Hemphill School board, on the Sabine County Hospital board, and served as director of Shelby Savings Bank. He was a longtime member of the Hemphill Lions Club.

Jamie was known for his honesty, integrity, and his straightforwardness to tell it like it is. He was a friend and mentor to so many and never knew a stranger.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Fran Payne of Hemphill, Texas; his son, Sonny Payne of Dayton, Texas; his daughters, Paula Pruitt and husband, Ronnie of League City, Texas, Pamela Payne of Dallas, Texas, and Liz Noyes and her husband, Jason, of Dallas, Texas; his grandchildren, Jase Payne of Houston, Texas, Kaitlyn Mayfield and her husband, Wesley, of Pearland, Texas, and Bailey Pruitt of League City, Texas; great grandchild, Wyatt Mayfield; and two nephews, Jimmy Sewell and Robert Sewell of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Payne Sewell.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr Street, Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 301 Hwy 87 S, Hemphill, Texas with Rev. Derrick Hicks officiating and eulogy by Bob Neal.

Pallbearers are Dan Fussell, James Allen Payne, Gaylon Waller, Charles Mitchell, Jimmy Sewell and Robert Sewell. Burial will follow the service in Hemphill Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill, Texas.

03/09/2017

Funeral services for Mr. SeDerrick Goodwin, (32) formally of Center, now of Ft. Worth, Texas and Center High School classmate, Class of 2002. Service will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas) Mr. Goodwin died Tuesday, March 6, 2017, due to the result of a car accident.  Rev. Alvin Davis will be officiating.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by:

Wife: SaTadra Jackson

Father: Ricky Daniels and wife Jerdena of Center, Texas

Mother: Debra Edwards and husband, Willie Edwards of Mansfield Louisiana

Children: Brooklyn Goodwin, Malik Goodwin, Aiden Goodwin and Cameron Goodwin all of Ft. Worth, Texas

Brothers: Byron Daniels and Chad Gray of Nacogdoches, Texas
   
Sisters:  
Ashley Taylor, husband Kevin of Ft. Worth, Texas
Kellie Sullivan and Amber Anderson of Little Rock, Ark

Grandmothers: 
Berta Mae Goodwin of Ft. Worth, Texas
Billie Joyce Daniels of Center, Texas

Visitation: Friday, March 10, 2017 Hicks Chapel from the hours of 2:00pm-6:00pm

Committal: Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Repass: Pineywood Outreach Center (255 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935)

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas

03/09/2017

Donna Jean Morgan, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her residence.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mrs. Morgan was born October 2, 1960, in Mobile, Alabama, to Floyd Schell and Jean Carol Vogelsang Schell.  She loved gardening, fishing, cooking and spending time outdoors in nature.  Mrs. Morgan was very much involved with her children and grandchildren.  She was happily married for twenty-five years.

She is survived by
Husband: Richard Morgan of Tenaha

Daughters:
Amy Workman of Las Vegas
Melissa Morgan of Dallas
Kelly Diedrich of Tenaha
Samantha Morgan and Jacob Clifton of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Makayla
Macie
Madelin
Rikki
Jonny

Brother: Steven Schell of Center

Brother-in-law: Neal Stevenson of Center

Father: Floyd Schell of Wyoming

Nieces and Nephews:
Shawn Thomas of The Woodlands
Eric Stevenson of Center
Belinda and Nathan Lazerine of Houston
Joe Turner of Houston

Step Father: Paul and Diana Blumerick of Houston

Preceded in death by
Mother: Jean Carol Blumerick
Sisters: Debbie Stevenson, Diane Thomas

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/09/2017

Lorene Tidwell McEntire, 94, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Haley officiating.  Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

Mrs. McEntire was born April 25, 1922, in Shelby County, to John Thomas Mims Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims.  She loved cooking, gardening and spending time with family.  Mrs. McEntire was a member of Messiah Baptist Church in Timpson.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sara Byrn of Timpson

Son: Thomas Tidwell and wife, Jayne, of Center

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Jack Turner
Tasha Turner
Shana Bearden
Elvis Rawlinson Jr.
Mike Rawlinson
Kim Mabley

Great-Grandchildren:
Jessica Hayden
Jeremy Turner
Jeffrey Turner
Courtney Bearden
Brittney Bearden
Jonathon Bearden
Caleb Rawlinson
Michaela Rawlinson
Brylie Rawlinson
Kinlee Rawlinson
Megan Mabley
Halie Mabley
Madison Mabley
Patrick Turner

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Brayden Turner
Michael Turner
Payton Turner
Addysen Bearden
Raegen Richardson
Nate Richardson
Brytli Bearden
Keyston Turner
Raythan Kelley
Jaylen Turner
Brantley Turner
Bracie Turner
Brayleigh Sanford

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husbands: J. E. Tidwell, Cecil McEntire
Grandson: Todd Tidwell
Parents: John Thomas Mims Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims.  
Sisters: Ila Bell Harvey, Joyce Smith, Frances Moore, Marion Gentry, Olga Hughes
Brothers: Charles Mims, Buford Mims, John T. Mims Jr.

Pallbearers will be Elvis Rawlinson Jr., Mike Rawlinson, Jonathon Bearden, Patrick Turner, Mike Seale and James Seale.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Turner, Jeffrey Turner, Jimmy Jack Turner, Dalton Seale and Cole Richardson.

A special thanks to Hospice of East Texas for their compassionate care.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/08/2017

L.D. Fields, 56 of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

He is survived by:

Uncles:
Willie Kellum
L.J. Kellum

Neices:
Alicia Holman (Christopher)
Tammy Wright

Nephews:
Charles McClelland (Almeria)
Jerome McClelland (Concynthia)
Greg Macon (Kim) of Shelbyville

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

03/08/2017

Robert J. Moore, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held 2pm Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment is at Westview Cemetery, Center, with Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr, officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife: Alise Osby Moore of Center

Daughters:
LaTonya Moore of Center
Jennifer Brinson of Center
Keshia Davis of San Augustine
Ka'Chasmon Moore of Center
Bridgette Moore of Center
TyKeshia Stanley of Center

Sons:
De'Mauriyen Osby of Center
Antonio Gipson of Center

22 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Doris (Charles) Netherly of Center
Vivian (Jesse) Watts of Center
Jena Moore of Center
Tammy (Ben) Small of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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