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08/21/2017

Lynda E. Davis, 53, of Center, Texas, passed away on  August 21, 2017 in Center. She was born on March 16, 1964. Services are pending at this time with Mangum Funeral Home.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

08/19/2017

Rosa Odell Cannon, 99, of Troup, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Whitehouse.
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Clint Covington officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Cannon was born May 10, 1918, in Huxley, to Charles Douglas Fittz and Adell Bailey Fittz.  She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church for eighty five years.  
 
She is survived by
Son: Calvin Cannon and wife, Sandy, of Troup
 
Daughter: Sherry Neal of St. Francisville, Louisiana
 
5 Grandchildren
 
15 Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband of 75 years: Jack Cannon
Son: Jackie Cannon
Grandsons: Chris Cannon, Chip Cannon
Parents: Charles Douglas Fittz and Adell Bailey Fittz
Brothers: Gaddis Fittz, Cline Fittz, Pete Fittz
 
Pallbearers will be Reece Wallace, Cole Wilson, Cole Cannon, Caleb Cannon, Crawford Cannon and Clayton Cannon.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

08/18/2017

Leonard C. Hughes, 73, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 17, 2017 in Carthage surrounded by family. He was born on December 23, 1943 in the Waterman Community to Robert Cleave Hughes and Gertie Dee Renfro. Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. A visitation will be from 6PM to 8PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

Born and raised in the Waterman Community, Shelby County, Texas, Leonard attended Timpson High School, graduating class of 1962. A few years later, Mr. Hughes was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country for two years. Leonard married the love of his life, Rena Barrett Hughes, May 20, 1967 and the two have spent over 50 wonderful years together before his passing. Leonard enjoyed the precious time he spent with family, whether it was on the lake teaching young ones to ski, or camping. He was definitely a very personable, outgoing, warm and welcoming kind of person. Leonard absolutely loved people and would always find the good in everyone. He was that kind of person that would look past the bad and always have something good to say.  Leonard attended Bethel Baptist Church in Clayton, Texas.  

Leonard is survived by:
Loving wife: Rena Barrett Hughes

Son: Rodney Hughes and wife Janice

Brothers: Charles Joe Hughes

Grandson: Granger Keith Hughes

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of family and friends and family that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Robert Ray Hughes.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

08/17/2017

Sandra Kaye Willoughby Ford, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Ford’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Mrs. Ford was born November 9, 1956, in Vivian, Louisiana, to Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially water skiing and fishing.  Mrs. Ford loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Husband: Tim Ford

Daughters:
Holly Groves and husband, Brad
Jennifer Yates and husband, Wesley

Granddaughters:
Trinity Ford
Haleigh Ford

Brothers:
Larry Cosby
Kenneth Willoughby and wife, Mary
Jerry Willoughby and wife, Peggy

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special Friend: Sheri Shofner

Preceded in death by
Parents: Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby
Niece: Scheri Willoughby

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

08/16/2017

Sherra Jean Reed, 56, of Center, TX, passed away on August 7, 2017 in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born in Houston, TX on July 4, 1961 to James L. Reed and Barbara J. Fielder. A memorial service for Sherra will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Campti Methodist Church with Bro. Ford officiating the service.

Sherra and her family made up a 5th generation which is uncommon today. Sherra enjoyed spending time with her family and was a homemaker. She was a believer in Christ. She will leave her footprints on so many hearts and was loved by her family and numerous friends.

She is survived by:
Father: James L. Reed

Mother: Barbara J. Fielder

Sisters:
Paula Reed
Dana Fleming

Brother: James R. Reed

Sherra had four children, Rachel J. Brown, James A. Brown, Justin O. Smith, and Tara L. Dionne

She had 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

08/16/2017

Mr. Michael Wayne Harris, 57, of Gary Community passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at a nursing home in Longview, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at Community Funeral Home in Center.

Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Gary, Tx. with interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha, Tx. with Rev. Raymond Ingram officiating.

Mr. Harris is survived by:
Mother: Ada Jean Duncan Harris Smith of Gary, Tx.

Sisters:
Mattie Weatherton of Woods Post Office
Gloria Watley of Tenaha
Sandra Harris of Beckville

Brothers:
James Harris of Gary
Charles Harris of Nacogdoches

08/15/2017

Mrs. Suzanne Polk Brooks, age 52, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Brooks passed away on August 09, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 1pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Rockey Mount Cemetery
Rev. Tim Teal, Officiating

Visitation will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 1pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Husband:     Sanford Brooks of San Augustine, Texas

Step-children:
Sanford Trotty of Houston, Texas
Erica Cotton (Calvin) of San Augustine, Texas
Eric Clack of San Augustine, Texas

Godchildren:
Oliver Randle (Katherine) of Center, Texas        
Destinee Rodgers of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Kimberly Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Patricia Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Cherica Raussaw (Steven) of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends

08/15/2017

Alysie Mae Porterfield, 84, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on September 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Mormon and Vada (Walker) Pledger. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 2PM at First Baptist Church, Timpson with Bro. William Dee Daniel and Orval Miller officiating.  
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Alysie Mae Porterfield was born in Amity, Arkansas, and moved to Timpson, Texas, during her elementary school years. At the Eat-A-Bite in Timpson she met her beloved Daniel Porterfield, and they were married on September 14, 1957. Alysie Mae was a true homemaker, lovingly caring for Daniel and  daughter, Sherri. Another joy in her life was her love of Christ and serving Him at First Baptist Church, Timpson. On each Sunday she enjoyed the fellowship with her Sunday School class and being involved with the activities of the church.  

Alysie Mae’s employment with Timpson Independent School District was a happy time for her and a blessing for all who worked with her. She worked for Timpson ISD for 41 years. Whether she was working as an aide with her “kids” in P.E. class, working in the cafeteria or snack bar, Alysie Mae loved all of the students and staff. She was a true Bear supporter, proudly wearing the black and gold. A fun time for Alysie Mae was the THS Class of 1950 reunions and multi-year class reunions. She always loved to “work the room” and visit with all her treasured school friends. She kept in touch with her former classmates and made sure that flowers were sent to the funerals of those deceased.  

Her love of people was also evident as she cared for relatives and friends at Garrison Nursing Home for over 30 years. She not only took care of her loved one’s needs, she was a happy visitor to all of the residents. Her delicious cooking was shared with many of her neighbors and friends. She always loved it when someone having a fund raiser would call and ask her to make a cake or pie. She even continued to return to Bomar Rehab Center from time to time to take a pie since she made friends with the staff while being in rehab for her knee replacements. She was an independent, caring and giving lady. All who were able to assist Alysie Mae enjoyed their visit, whether they were repairing an appliance, trimming a tree, or taking care of her lawn.   

Not only did Alysie Mae take care of the humans in her life, but she gave special care to her little four-legged constant companion, Pebbles.  

Survivors include:
Daughter: Sherri Strahan and husband Don of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

In addition to her parents, Alysie Mae Porterfield was preceded in death by her loving husband Daniel Porterfield in 1992, sister Geneva Pledger, and brother Milton Pledger.

Sherri and Don would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for their great care and concern during Alysie Mae’s stay in the hospital, especially neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Randle.
 
Serving as pallbearers are Larry Porterfield, Andrew Renteria, Bert Coan, Roy Pledger, Mike Pledger, Joe Pledger, and Don Pledger.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

08/15/2017

Betty “Mammy” Risinger, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Risinger was born August 24, 1937, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Center Chapter and Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.  

She is survived by
Husband: Robert Risinger of Shelbyville

Daughter: Shelley Risinger Trump and husband, Rick, of Orange

Grandchildren:
Juanita Henry of Shelbyville
Rachel McCuller and husband, Chris, of Orange
Angie Norton and husband, Chad, of Shelbyville
April Holloway and husband, Corey, of Center
John Risinger Trump and wife, Chelsea, of Mauriceville

Great-Grandchildren:
James Jones
Rebecca Jones
Shelby Jones
Denise Jones
Alexis Holloway
Chet Norton
Celeste Holloway
Audrey Norton
Alyssia McCuller
Ezra McCuller

Brother: James R. Hale and wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville

Sister: Donna Riley and husband, Jerry, of Splendora

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Son: James Royce Risinger
Parents: Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale
Sister: Sue Hale
Brother: Bobby Hale
Pallbearers will be Rick Trump, Chad Norton, Corey Holloway, John Risinger Trump, James Jones and Chet Norton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dunnigan Cemetery Association, 1936 FM 2261, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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

08/13/2017

Johnnie Price, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Price was born June 17, 1924, in Shelbyville, to Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green. Johnnie and Jarandal were united in marriage on August 13, 1942. They would have celebrated 75 years of marriage this year. She was employed with Farmers State Bank for fifteen years. Mrs. Price enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, hunting, fishing, quilting and sewing. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and later was a member of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.

She is survived by
Daughter-in-law: Sammye Price

Grandchildren:
Kelly Price Pepper and husband, Jeff
Katy Price Crawford and husband, Doug

Great Grandchildren:
Jack Pepper
Claire Crawford
Chloe Crawford

Brother: Vance Green and wife, Betty

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jarandal Price
Son: Randy Price
Parents: Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green
Sisters: Mary Ellen Sapp, Faye Green, Vernell Williams
Brother: Fred Green

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pepper, Jack Pepper, Doug Crawford, Terry Williams, Danny Green and David Chadwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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

08/13/2017

James Darren “Henry” Tyre, Sr., 57, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 12, 2017 in Center. He was born in Dallas, Texas on June 21, 1960 to James Edward Tyre and Linda Downing Tyre.

Funeral services for James will be at 4pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to8:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.

James worked for 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. After retiring, he worked in the area doing sheetrock and painting.

Above all, he was a loving father and grandfather who very much treasured every second spent with family. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandsons. He always enjoyed the open road on his motorcycle with the wind in his hair.

He is survived by:
His mother: Linda Tyre of Center

Daughter: Shannon Denby and husband, Bradley of Center

Son: James Tyre, Jr. and wife, Nina of Center

Grandsons: Dylan, Zac and Brannon Denby, Conner, Brently and Deikon Tyre all of Center

Brother: Jack Tyre of Center

Sister: Kathy Miller of Center

He is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Tyre, Jr.

Pallbearers for James’ service will be Ray Stroope, Chucky Tyre, Chris Tyre, Bill White, Dirk Palmer, Lance Parks and Jack Tyre, Sr.

Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Smith.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

08/13/2017

Jimmy Matthews, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. George Ray Matthews Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Matthews was born May 9, 1940, in Shelby County, to Turner Griffin Matthews and Lois Florine Bolton Matthews.  He retired from the City of Center after serving 44 ½ years. Twenty eight of those years, he served as Police Chief.

He is survived by
Children:
Jody Matthews of Center
Jim Ed Matthews and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Judson Matthews of Center
Jamye Boyd and husband, Michael, of Center

Grandchildren:
Gracie Boyd
Addison Boyd
Ella Matthews
Porter Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Annigail Matthews
Cameron Matthews

Brother: Johnny Matthews and wife, Mandy, of Kingwood

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Barbara Gail Matthews
Daughter-in-law: Amanda Matthews
Mother: Lois Florine Bolton Matthews
Brother: George Matthews

Pallbearers will be Center Police Department.

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

08/11/2017

Lloyd William Smith, 77, of Center, formerly of Woodville, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center. 

Mr. Smith’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1940, in Eureka, California, to Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith.  He loved woodworking, collecting knives and Indian artifacts and was a Civil War buff.  Mr. Smith was a former firefighter in Center. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Smith of Center

Daughter: Mary Smith and husband, Michael, of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashlyn Wall of Center
Riley Wall of Center

Step-Sister: Jody Moore and husband, Gary, of Alvin

Special Friend: Sue Hill of Robertsdale, Alabama

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith
Step Mother: Marcela Smith
Step Sister: Lorraine Reed and husband, Dennis “Dinny” Reed

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

08/11/2017

Robert Blake Jones, 28, of Center, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Center. He was born on June 29, 1989 in Conroe, Texas to Robert Leonard Jones and Debbie Renee Adams Jones. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Rather Cemetery.

Blake grew up in Magnolia, Texas before moving to Shelby County with his family. He met K’Teria Clifton in Center and the two were married on August 5, 2016. Blake was a loving husband, father, and son who brought life to his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman. You could always find him dove hunting or on the water casting a line. What he treasured most of all were the moments with his children.

Blake is survived by:
His wife: K’Teria Jones

Father: Buddy Jones and wife, Lisa

Mother: Debbie Jones

Children:
Brookelynn Gregg and A’lxces Jones

Grandparents:
Bob and Linda Jones
Dianne Bragg
David and Debbie Adams

Brothers:
Dylan Jones
Cody Carleton

Uncles:
Richard Jones
Russell Jones

Father-in-law: James Clifton

Mother-in-law: Betty Anderson

Special friend: Eric Jones

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

08/09/2017

Jackie Edge Miller, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Friday, August 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, August 12, 2017, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Miller was born April 7, 1932, in Shelby County, to Henry Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge. She loved cooking and taking care of her family.  She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Carolyn Cochran and husband, Larry, of Center, Texas
John Miller and wife, Kay, of San Antonio, Texas
Steve Miller and wife, Susan, of Round Rock, Texas

Grandchildren:
Gregg Miller and wife, Tabitha
Paul Miller and wife, Amber
Andrew Cochran and fiancé, Caitlyn
Erik Miller
Taylor Williams and husband, George
Morgan Miller

7 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
J. Frank Edge of Lufkin, Texas
James Edge of Clute, Texas
Lyndon Edge of Rogers, Arkansas
Paul Edge of San Diego, California    
Dale Edge of Crockett, Texas

Preceded in death by
Husband: Henry Miller
Parents: Henry W. Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge
Sisters: Maxine Miller, Joyce Adams
Brother: H. W. Edge, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Miller, Paul Miller, Erik Miller, Andrew Cochran, Larry Edge and Danny Edge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Edge, Jack Quinn, Travis Quinn and Parker Miller.

A special thanks to her caregivers – Vickie Sneed, Missy Cooper, Cassidy Chessher and Cindy Webb. Also, special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Pentecostal Church, PO Box 358, Center, Texas 75935.

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

08/08/2017

Maude Evelyn Parker, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 6, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Timpson on January 2, 1932 to John Brinson Hooper and Geraldine (Howell) Hooper. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at First Christian Church, Timpson, Texas with Pastor Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Ms. Maude was born and raised in Timpson and graduated from THS Class of 1949. She married the love of her life, William Howard Parker Sr. on July 7, 1951. She travelled around the United States for many years while he served in the United States Navy. They were parents to four wonderful children whom she loved dearly. She and Mr. William Parker Sr. spent over 50 years together before he went to be with the Lord in 2001. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Maude enjoyed gardening and reading. She was very active in the Timpson Area Genealogical Historical Society, and helped start the Timpson Public Library. Maude was a lifelong active member of First Christian Church and loved her church family very much.

Maude is survived by her sons, William Howard Parker Jr., John Thomas Parker, David Parker; daughter, Catherine Diane Kay; sister, Mariane Bodiford; grandchildren, Cristi Hebert and husband Louie, Clarence William Patten, Dustin Patrick Kay, Hilary Denise Kay, William Andrew Parker, William Ezekiel Parker; great-grandchildren, Kole William Fischer, Parker Moses Hebert, Ernest Allen Jones; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Parker Sr.; brothers, Gene William Hooper and Jon Ben Hooper.

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.

08/08/2017

Mrs. Christene Hoosier, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Hoosier passed away on August 5, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  

Funeral service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 11am at China Chapel Baptist Church with interment to follow at Redland Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating.

Visitation is being held Friday, August 8, 2017 1pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Sons:
Carl Edward Hoosier (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas
Billy Rex Hoosier (Jacqueline) of Brookshire, Texas

4 Grandchildren

4 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:    
Elray Johnson (Clara) of Missouri City
Jonathan Tanner (Yzonne) of Union City, CA

Sisters:    
Betty Simons of Center, Texas
Opal Pipkins of Dallas, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

08/07/2017

Freddy Charles Lawrence, Sr., 74, of Center, Texas passed away on August 7, 2017 in Center. He was born on September 26, 1942 in Center to Rev. Fred Colquitte Lawrence and Ruth Watson Lawrence. Funeral Services for Freddy will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Jerrod Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Freddy was born and raised in Center and he attended school at both Center and Joaquin. He was no stranger to hard work as he spent an extended period of time working as a millwright at Brown and Root. He also worked at HB Zachry and McGill Maintenance for a number of years. He worked shut-downs later in life before retirement. Freddy met Patricia Stanley in the 70’s through a mutual acquaintance and the two were joined in marriage on April 7, 1979 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church.

Together they raised a beautiful family in Center. When Freddy was not at work, he could be found working as a cattle rancher. This was a true passion of his that he dedicated most of his free time to. He grew very interested in politics, investments, and other social and economic issues later in his life. Papa, as his grandchildren referred to him, would be described as a quiet and reserved man, but was witty and lighthearted when his family was around.

Freddy is survived by:
His loving wife: Patricia

Sons:
Charles Lawrence of Texarkana, Arkansas
David Lawrence of Center

Daughter: Melissa Munoz and husband, Alex of Center

Sister-in-law: Jeanette Tinkle and husband Pat, of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Jeremy
Tara
John
Alexis
Avery
Mia
Elizabeth
Desiree
Victoria
Justin
Jonathan
Jeffery
Aaron

Eight great-grandchildren

Numerous relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Alan Lawrence and Greg Lawrence; great-granddaughters, Kendra and Melanie Barker; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bruce and Audrie Stanley; sister-in-law, Sarah Helms and husband, Charles.

Serving as pallbearers are Jerrod Nutt, Sean Crouch, Darrell Johnson, David Lawrence, Charles Lawrence and Alex Munoz. Honorary pallbearer will be Arthur Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas, 75904 or visit https://donate3.cancer.org.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.

08/03/2017

Graveside services for Mr. Gene Ritter, 87, of Tenaha, Texas will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Mt. Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Clifton Ritter officiating.  Burial will follow under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 10-11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home. Mr. Ritter passed away August 2, 2017 in Center, Texas.

Mr. Aubrey Gene Ritter was born May 21, 1930 in Meadow, Texas. He was the youngest of two sons born to Rufus Randolph and Zettie Ray Smiley Ritter. Gene graduated from Tenaha High School with the class of 1948 and later served his country through the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Ritter worked for Amoco Oil Company as a Process Superintendent and retired on July 1, 1990 with 38 years of service. Gene loved to tinker, work on cars, dance, read and work crossword puzzles. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Gene Randolph Ritter; and brother, Wallace Ritter.

Mr. Ritter is survived by his children, Shirley Marie Jeanes of Houston, Glennon Ritter and wife Dianna of League City; grandchildren, Lindsey Shulz, Brandi Salisbury, David Jeanes; great grandchildren, Kyzer Shulz, Summer Jeanes, Levi Jeanes, Autumn Salisbury; very dear friend, Billie Lorraine Wilson; best friend, Dale Stepp; numerous other relatives and friends.

If desired, the family requests that donations be made in Gene’s name to the charity of your choice.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com

08/03/2017

Delores Windham, 65, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, July 28, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Ms. Windham was born December 23, 1951, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham.  

She is survived by
Sons:
Rodney Green of Center
Bobby Joe Green of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Bryan Keith Green
Rodney Scott Shaw
Marissa Lenoy and husband, Caleb
Dalton Keith Green

6 Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Roger Windham

Sisters:
Charlotte Hughes
Donna Whittington

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family

Preceded in death by
Son: Keith Allen Green
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
Sisters: Louise Meyers, Jerelyn Richards

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

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