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06/23/2017

Vicki Lynn Thomas, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Thomas was born November 14, 1946, in Center, to Levi Arvin Williford and Lois Marcelle Folsom. She enjoyed her farm, her garden and her grandchildren.  Ms. Thomas was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Children:
Julie Corder
Robert Michael Corder Jr. and wife, Lynette

Grandchildren:
Macie Belrose
Lucas Jardon
Amanda Nicole Corder
April Renee Frick
Justin Tyler Corder

Mother: Lois Marcelle Folsom Chambliss

Brothers and Sister:
Dianne Nutt
George Williford
Charles Williford

Numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Levi Arvin Williford

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

06/21/2017

Janice Melton, 73, of Spring, Texas, passed away on June 19, 2017 in Spring. She was born on November 26, 1943 in Houston, Texas to William Robert McGarity and Annie Mae Martin McGarity. Funeral service for Ms. Melton will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Timpson, Texas. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church.

Janice is survived by:
Her son: Duane P. Downing and wife, Gini

Daughter: Sheryll D. Estes and fiancé, Torrance Price

Brothers:
Mike McGarity and wife, Pat
Dr. Donald McGarity and wife, Bonnie
Timmy McGarity and wife, Sandra

Sister: Linda Kinkle and husband, Dan

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

06/21/2017

Dennis Ray Gardner (56) of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at a local hospital in Houston, Texas. 

A memorial service will be Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12 o'clock noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. A funeral service will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 at All Peoples' Funeral Home at 12 o'clock noon in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be at 11:00 am on Saturday at All Peoples' Funeral Home.

Mr Gardner is survived by:

Wife: Erma Betts, Gardner of Houston, Texas

Children: Shametray Betts, Shilisa Betts, Elizabeth Gardner, & James Hurley III all of Houston

Mother: Betty Sanders (John) of Center, Texas

Stepmother: Emma Shirlene Brittian of Crockett, Texas

Siblings:
Valerie Hudson (David) of Henderson, Texas
Sugarman Gardner (Debra) of Center, Texas
Atoshia "Shanek" Ayers of Center, Texas
David Brittian of Baltimore
Murray Brittian of Baltimore
Elmira Pickrom (Carlos) of  Crockett, Texas

Uncles: Tom Gardner (Katy) of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky Gardner (Wilda) of Center, Texas

Internment: Houston Memorial Gardens 2426 Cullen Blvd., Houston, Texas 77581

Repass: 6039 Sunrise Light Lane, Houston, Texas 77048

Hicks Mortuary and All Peoples' Funeral Home located 5654 Reed Road, Houston, Texas 77033 are announcing funeral services.

06/20/2017

Carolyn M. Austin, 86, of Apex, died on June 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston, County a daughter of the late Franklin B. McArver ad Margaret Knox McArver.

Carolyn was a member of Apex United Methodist Church. She received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Primary Education from Lenoir Ryne College. She taught Elementary Education in Hickory Public School Systems. She enjoyed spending time with her family and BINGO on Monday evenings.

Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Edward B. Austin in 2011.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Amy Lockman and husband Michael of Waco, TX
Meg Camp and husband James of Center, TX

Son, David Austin and his wife Beth of Cary

Six grandchildren:
Jay Camp and wife Taylor of Katy, TX
Amy Camp of Spring, TX
Megan Camp of Forney, TX
Ben Austin and wife Kathleen of Apex
Chris Austin and wife Monica of Durham
Katie Austin of Cary

Great-grandson, Jackson Edward Camp of Katy, TX

Brother, Frank McArver and wife Linda of Austin, TX.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at Glenaire Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Cir, Cary, NC 27511.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 am Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 S New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Glenaire Retirement Community or to the Apex United Methodist Church.

06/19/2017

Kenneth Sanders, age 82, lifelong resident of Center passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence in Center.

Services will be 3p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bennie Boles officiating. Private family graveside and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center following the service. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service starting at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born December 2, 1934 in Center, Texas to parents, Herbert Loraine Sanders and Tennie “Dutch” (Brookshire) Sanders. Kenneth graduated from Center High School and was a 1955 graduate of The University of Texas. After graduating he worked at his father’s stamp store in Center for several years. He owned and operated Sander’s Food Store located on the South side of the Center square for twenty years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert & Dutch Sanders and his son, Kenneth Sanders, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife of 61 years, Tharon (Nelson) Sanders of Center

Children:
Lisa Sanders Massey and husband, John H. Massey of Kerrville
Shari Sanders Smith of Colorado Springs, CO
Angela Sanders Howard and husband, Thomas of Center

Grandchildren:
Eric Massey and wife, Nancy
Kristen Massey
Ashlynn Smith and Anslee Smith
Wesley Howard and Emily Howard 

Sister, Frances Lee Jones of Houston

Nieces: Cathy Murray, Elizabeth Broyles and Deanna Jackson

Special Cousins:
David Smelley and wife, Dorothy
Dr. Jim Smelley and wife, Carol
Abbye Lynn Branch and husband, Tom
Charles Neal Evinger
Buddy Nelson

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made in memory of Kenneth Sanders to the charity of your choice.

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

06/19/2017

Meliton Lira, age 51 of Center, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Jacksonville.

Services are pending at this time.

He was a member of Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai

Among his survivors include:
Wife, Maria Lira of Mexico

9 children:
Juan Lira and wife, Cristine
Alex Lira and wife, Anasilva
Ceasar Lira
Yesenia Lira Gutierres and husband, Alejandro
Gerardo Lira
Maria Lira
Blanca Lira
Belinda Lira
Poloma Lira

14 Grandchidren

Brother, Antonio Lira

Numerous other relatives and friends

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

06/19/2017

Bobby Bartlett was born April 10, 1947 in Freeport, Texas to Woodrow Wilson Bartlett and Evelyn Landry Bartlett. He died June 17, 2017 in Garrison, Texas

Services will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Caledonia Church. Visitation will be one hour before service 12:00-1:00 pm.

Bobby married his best friend Darleen on August 1974 they were married for 42 years. After they were married Bobby was accepted as a Game Warden in May 1976 and he served until May 1996. He was loved and respected by many and will be deeply missed.
 
Survivors:
Wife: Darleen Bartlett of Garrison, Texas

Sisters:
Betty Bartlett of San Antonio, Texas
Brenda Bartlett of San Antonio, Texas
Jackie Wiley of Oregon

Numerous other relatives and friends

Honorary Pallbearers: Kenny Lamb, Ken Ramsey, Glenn Ramsey, Toby Ramsey, Nathan Ramsey, Steven Ramsey, Gus Irwin, Ronie Degges

He was preceded in death by parents

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Caledonia Cemetery, P.O. Box 535, Garrison, Texas 75946

Family being served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas

06/19/2017

James Randall “Randy” Windham, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Windham was born June 30, 1960, in Center, to Willie Everett Windham and Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Son: David Hendricks and wife, Shelby, of DeBerry

Grandchildren:
Brylee Hendricks of DeBerry
Brynley Hendricks of DeBerry

Father: Willie Everett Windham of Center

Sister: Kay Lawson and husband, Garry, of Center

Brother: Donald Everett Windham and wife, Sherree, of Dayton

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham
Brother: Michael Windham

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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

06/19/2017

Mildred “Millie” Warr, age 81, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her son, Bro. Bobby Warr officiating and her grandson, Billy Warr assisting. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 24, 1935 in Shelby County in the Choice Community to parents Luther Wilbur and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She worked at Sears for many years and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Evie Wright, three brothers; E.C Wright, Scotty Wright and Bruce Wright, four sisters; Norma Bass, Fran Clark, Verlene Barlow and Nell Williams.

She is survived by:

Husband of 65 years, Robert Oren Warr of Center

Sons:
Bobby Warr and wife, Karen of Center
Wesley Warr and wife, Rhonda of Center

Grandchildren:
Billy Bob Warr and wife, Sarah of Henderson
Micah Warr and wife, Katya of Henderson
Sharayah Warr of Center
Cooper Warr and wife, Crystal of Center
Cody Warr and fiancée, Lauren of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Braydon, Kaiden, Ileigha, Lex, Eden and Elissa
Carolina, Cannon, Christian, Lilly, Caidi and Aiden

Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Gene and Kay Warr of Gulfport, Mississippi

Sister-in-law: June Jones of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Pallbearers: Jeff Warr, Brent Warr, Micha Warr, Cooper Warr, Cody Warr and Brent Clark

Honorary Pallbearers: Dan Cook, Larry Williams and Robert Bruce Windham

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

06/16/2017

Donald T Burrows passed away Thursday June 15, 2017. Don was a father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, banker, community leader, mentor and friend to many. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on May 29, 1937. He was proud to be a 5th generation Texan.

He attended Nacogdoches schools, Kilgore College and is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

Don spent most of his professional career as a banker on Galveston Island. He began his career as a collector for GMAC then became a loan officer at Moody National Bank before moving to First Hutchings Sealy National Bank as a Vice President and loan officer. He finished his Galveston career as Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Bank. While in Galveston he was a member of the Optimist Club, Lions Club, Galveston Planning Commission, Galveston Historical Commission, board of trustees at O'Connell High School and he and Jo Ann served as Captains of the Treasure Ball. He also was proud of the fact that he gave many of the young people of Galveston their first job and also taught them the values of good credit, making many of them their very first loans. For many years he came in to O'Connell Junior High School and gave students a brief lesson on "Money & Banking".

After his children completed their high school educations he moved back to East Texas to the family farm. He became President and CEO of First State Bank in Timpson where he completed his banking career. He served as a member of the Timpson City Council, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, volunteered at the annual Frontiers Day Festival and loved his community and the people in it. He was also personally active in restoring many of the old buildings on the Timpson Town Square.

Donald T Burrows is survived by his loving wife Beverly Jean Burrows; son, Don Burrows, Jr and wife Kim; daughters, Cindy Burrows Cappa and husband Mike, Terri Burrows Martin and husband John; grandchildren, Amber Janak Black and husband David, Dustin Janak and wife Amber, Ryan Janak, Hannah Janak, Nathan Janak, Heather Gray, Brittany Dupree and husband Jason, Kaela Hudman, Donald T Burrows, lll and wife Sarah and Payton Rae Burrows; two nieces, Jana Burrows and Kay Burrows; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Don loved his family above all else and was thrilled when they would all come together for celebrations. He was the provider, protector  and patriarch of his growing family.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Burrows; parents, the late Judge Carl S. Burrows and Agnes Lowery Burrows; brothers Carl S. Burrows, Jr. and Erwin Earl "Bubba" Burrows.

Pallbearers are Donald T. Burrows, III, Dustin Janak, Ryan Janak, Nathan Janak, David Black and  Bayley Black.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Wood, Kenneth Prince, Doug Connelly, Mike Cappa, and John Martin.

The Burrows family would like to thank all of his caregivers. Especially his beloved wife Beverly Burrows who was always by his side during these last few months, Brittany Dupree, Heather Gray, Shauna Windham Sanford, the medical team at UTMB's Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston and the caring and compassionate nurses Peggy, Rebel and Maureen At Methodist St John's in Clear Lake.

Services will be held Friday June 23rd at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas with family visitation beginning at 1pm and a funeral service At 2pm officiated by the Rev. Doc Lazarine. Burial will follow at the Weaver Cemetery.

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

06/15/2017

Mrs. Jane Ann Land, 109, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her residence.

Services will be 1pm Saturday, June 17 at Triumph 1st Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, Tx. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Karl Moore officiating.

Mrs. Jane Ann Land is survived by:

Daughter: Lola Bell Land of Shelbyville, Tx.

Sister: Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Tx.

Brother: Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Tx.

06/14/2017

Marcus Henry (Bill) Cranford, was born October 22, 1925 to Virgil Cranford and Orbin “Fowler” Cranford in Garrison, Texas.  He entered into rest June 14, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas burial will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 16, 2017 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas

Survivors:

Sons:        
Richard Cranford of Garrison, Texas
Roger Dale Cranford and wife Beren of Garrison, Texas
Donnie Cranford of Garrison, Texas

Grandchildren:
Christie Stokes
Keith Cranford
Amy Cook
Marc Cranford
Laurie Fuller
Casey Cranford
Amanda Crump
Leigh Cranford
Holly Elder
Denie Cranford
Brad Davis
Callie Halbert
Kelsey Standefer
Tess Cranford

Great-Grandchildren  29

Great-Great-Grandchildren 6

Brother: Blackie Cranford and wife Ima Lee of Lufkin, Texas

Sister: Ima J. Harris and husband Charles of Garrison, Texas

Special Friend: Dorothy Jean Staine

Sale Barn Friends:
H.M. Mitchell
Melvis Bell

Host of other friends and relatives

Preceded in death by:
Wife: Ann Cranford

Grandson: Donald Alex Cranford

Parents: Virgil and Orbin Cranford

Brothers:
Snap Cranford
Bobby Cranford
Buster Cranford
Vernis Cranford

Sisters:
Verlene Williams
Dorlene Box

All his old Cowboy Buddies

06/14/2017

Ollie Ray Barr, 89, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 14, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1928 in Timpson, Texas to Erastus and Mary Etta (Stone) Barr. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson with Bro. Paul Barr and Bro. Clyde Hess officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery.

Ollie was born and raised one of nine children in his family in Shelby County, Texas. After completing school he continued to be self taught to do many things. Ollie Ray worked for Worsham Grocery before getting his job with Bupane and starting his lifelong career. He served many customers throughout Shelby County and the surrounding areas delivering propane. He retired from Shelby LP Gas with over 40 years of service in 1999 before starting a late career with McAdam’s Propane and retiring with approximately 10 years of service in 2009 at the young age of 80. Ollie Ray spent numerous nights out making sure his customers had propane for their farms and residences. When Ollie Ray wasn’t driving the propane truck you could find him farming and ranching here in Shelby County. He enjoyed working and feeding his cattle in his spare time. Ollie Ray was a member of the Masonic Lodge #437 in Timpson, Texas. He will definitely be missed by all that knew him.

Ollie Ray is survived by his brother, Carlos Barr and wife Lou Ella; sisters, Carrie Chaney, Louise Nolan, Billie Birdwell and husband Charles, and Bertie Hess; nephews, Charles Barr, Ricky Nolen, Randy Nolen, Charles Birdwell, Ray Morrison, Clyde Hess, Jr., Orval Hess, James Daniel Hess, Edgar Chaney, Larry Chaney; nieces, Tammy Hayes, Diana Hess, Sandra Parsons, Mary Holter, Sharon McCorkle, Angela Holloway, Gina Broussard, Rachel Mabe, and Tammy Haymon; numerous family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Daniel Barr, Erastus Barr Jr.; and sister, Linda Morrison.

Pallbearers are Gareth Yoder, Joshua Yoder, Ray Morrison, Billy Broussard, Ricky Nolen, and Randy Nolen.

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.

06/13/2017

Bobby Reid "Bob" Kristensen, 88, died on June 4, 2017. Bob was a native Texan, born in Timpson TX on August 30, 1928. He had a great love for the small towns in East and Central Texas and found the citizens of those towns to be "the salt of the earth."

After graduating from Timpson High School, Bob attended Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington VA toward the end of WWII, completing 2 years of accelerated college. Then he entered the U.S. Army, completing Ranger Training. Upon discharge, Bob attended and graduated from Rice University in Houston TX. While pursuing post-graduate work on a PhD at Rice, he was recalled to active duty in the Korean War with the mobilization of the First Ranger Battalion. He was commissioned in the field and received two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star with V for Valor, Prisoner of War medal, and Army Commendation medal.
Following the Korean War, Bob attended the Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX, graduating with a Master of Theology degree. He received a Doctor of Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Dr. Kristensen was also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees. He was ordained in the Methodist ministry, serving churches in Bronson, Brookeland, Anderson, Whitehouse, Troup, St. Phillip's of Houston, and First United Methodist of Houston.

In 1967, Bob left active ministry, entering the insurance business. He earned the CLU degree and pursued this career but still missed the pastorate. Bob began fulltime ministry again in 1982 as senior pastor at Hilltop Lakes Chapel in Hilltop Lakes TX and joyously ministered there for over 18 years until he retired. In 2007, Bob and his wife, Virginia, moved to Cinco Ranch in Katy TX to be near their five children, and they became members of St. Peter's United Methodist Church.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Kristensen and Lou Willie Shipp Kristensen, his wife of 47 years, Mary Virginia Ward Kristensen, and a grandson, Seth Tyler Havers. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Suzanne Miller and Cynthia Hepler, and their spouses. He is also survived by Virginia's three children, Maurice Estlinbaum, John Estlinbaum, and Mary Kettle, and their spouses, as well as a combined 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 17, at Hilltop Lakes Chapel, #2 Hilltop Drive, Hilltop Lakes TX 77871, with Dr. Tony Taylor, Senior Pastor, presiding. A private family interment will be held at Hopewell Cemetery near Hilltop Lakes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hilltop Lakes Chapel Foundation, PO Box 1143, Hilltop Lakes TX 77871.

06/12/2017

Dorothy Hughes Shofner, 74, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County. 

Mrs. Shofner was born September 6, 1942, in Center, to R.C. Hughes and Willie Eva Bowlin Hughes. She was a housekeeper at Holiday Nursing Home for many years. She attended Willow Grove Community Church.

She is survived by

Children:
Sherri Shofner Molitor of Center
Jason Hunter Shofner and wife, Denise, of Houston

Grandchildren:
Shianne Shofner of Center
Angel Shofner of Houston

Honorary Granddaughter: Braycee Berry of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: J.B. Shofner
Mother: Willie Eva Hughes Burns
Father: R. C. Hughes
Sister: Johnnie Ruth Adams
Brothers: Robert Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Jack Hughes, Harvey Hughes, R.C. Hughes Jr.

Pallbearers will be Bill Whitley, Truitt Whitley, Christopher Whitley, Shannon Shofner, Mickey Shofner and Kenneth Hubble. Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Quigley, Charlie Smith, Charlie Smith Jr. and Virgil “Red” Worthey.

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

06/12/2017

Chuck Greear, age 47 of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Center after a sudden illness.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with his friend, Jerrod Nutt to speak. No visitation is planned.

Chuck was born November 30, 1969 in Harris County, Texas   to parents, Matthew Charles Greear, Sr. and Sandra Hood Greear who precede him in death.

He is survived by :
Wife: Julia Warr Greear of Tenaha
Son: Hayden Greear & wife, Stacie of Tenaha
Daughter: Haley Greear of Tenaha
Grandchildren:
Gunner Greear
Layne Green

Sister: Cynthia Young of TN

Numerous other relatives and friends

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

06/10/2017

Robbie Jane Hairston, 89, of Timpson, Texas passed away on June 9, 2017 in Timpson, Texas. Born September 12, 1927, Robbie Jane is the daughter of the late Robert Jefferson and Clara Mae (Drewery) Wood.

Robbie Jane was born and raised in the Wilder Community in Timpson, Texas. She spent many years working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before retiring and returning back to her hometown of Timpson. Robbie Jane was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed crocheting, canning, and cooking. She was an Ordained Minister and helped in many churches around Timpson and surrounding areas. Robbie Jane was also willing to lend a hand to those in need. She loved her Lord and Savior.

Robbie Jane is survived by her son, Morris Allen Hairston, and wife Kristie Carroll Branch-Hairston of Timpson, Texas; daughter, Teresa McCauley and husband, Jimmy of Center, Texas; five grandchildren, John Jacob Miller and wife Amanda, Lauren Hairston, Logan Hairston, Jennifer Faul, and Julia Hairston; two great-grandchildren; Zane and Brayden Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Anthony Wood, John Oscar Wood; sister, Bonnie Fay Haaksma; and brother in law, Henry Haaksma.

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

06/09/2017

Graveside service for Joyce F. Boozer Brooks, 86, of Tenaha, will be at 10:00 AM, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mrs. Brooks passed away on June 7, 2017 in Caldwell, Texas. She was born on September 6, 1930 in Nacogdoches.

Joyce was born and raised in the Nacogdoches area, she is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School; soon after she attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. Her joy in life was teaching, she spent 30 years as a teacher. Joyce was loved by her students, and she touched many lives throughout her career. She taught in Tenaha ISD and Timpson ISD among others.

Joyce met her husband, Marlin Brooks, they were married for a total of fifty-seven years, and raised three wonderful children together on a farm in Tenaha. They lived there for more than 40+ years.

She enjoyed gardening, among her favorite things were growing tomatoes and flowers. In her free time, she would travel, care for her dogs, and she especially loved the time spent with her grandchildren.

She loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of the Tenaha Church of Christ for many years.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by her son, Jimmy Brooks of Tenaha; daughter, Melinda White and husband, Dale White, of College Station; brother, Wayne Boozer of Douglass; 5 grandchildren: Melanie Ballard, Chad Sherrod, Shellie Henry, Jon Brooks, and Ashley Sims; 16 great grandchildren: Dawson Williams, Cameron Shofner, Hadley Sims, Cade Sims, Abigail Jones, Briley Jones, Carmen Brooks, Bryson Brooks, Drew Henry, Macee Henry, Riley, Kace, Lexi, and Logan Sherrod, Caleb Holleman and Michael Lofton, along with other family and friends who will miss her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Fern Boozer; her husband, Marlin Brooks; son, Billy Brooks; grandson, Lee Ballard, and brother, Charles Boozer.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

06/09/2017

Josephine Martin Spratley, 88, of Center, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Spratley was born October 2, 1928, in Columbia, Louisiana, to Calb Thompson and Zula Gibson Thompson. She loved flowers and working in her garden.

She is survived by
Children:
Angelee Randolph of Houma, Louisiana
Bobby Martin and wife, Patty, of the Woodlands
JoAnn Price of Center
Charlene Battles of Dickerson
Jewel Rhodes and husband, Rickey, of Center

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Randolph
Lisa Perez
Karen Fenter
Bobby Randolph
Michael Rowland
Pam Howell
Bill Rowland
Tiffany Taylor
James Martin
Jeremy Martin
Bryan Battles
Susan O’Rourke
Terry Atkison Jr.
Taja Harvey
Colby Adkison
Rickey Rhodes
Danielle Backenbury
Rhoda Kitts
Jennifer Mazon

36 Great-Grandchildren

9 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

1 Brother

1 Sister

Preceded in death by
Husband: Uel Martin
Husband: John Spratley
Daughter: Lois Jean Sims
Granddaughter: Tammy Rowland
Parents: Calb Thompson and Zula Gibson Thompson

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

 

06/08/2017

Dovie Lee Sholar, 90, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mrs. Sholar was born February 16, 1927, to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.  

She is survived by
Children:
Rosa M. Horn and husband, Alton, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Julia Ann Taylor of Livingston
David Sholar and wife, Janet, of Houston
Betty Lou Richardson of Longview

Grandchildren:
Michael David Horn
Cindy MaLea Bishop
Gina Michele Meyer
Tiffany LeAnne Stockton
Brannon David “Bubba” Sholar
Cheryl Suggs
Angelia Dawn McKnight

Great-Grandchildren:
Joshua Rogers
Kristen Page Meyer
Patrick Meyer
Lilly Faith Bishop
Emily Grace Bishop
Jaycee Suggs
Matthew Meyer
Kennidy Stockton
Preston McKnight
Destiny McKnight

Sister: Sally Furlow of Huxley

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Elvin John Sholar
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Cockrell
2 Sisters
2 Brothers

Pallbearers will be Randall Eaves, Bubba Suggs, Adam Stockton, Tony Sechler, Michael Horn and Wesley Lewis.

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

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