12/15/2018

Tami Kay Smith Dick passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held 6pm December 16, 2018 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be 2pm December 17, 2018 at University Christian Church in Fort Worth with interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Tami was a loving and devoted wife, an amazing mother and grandmother and a loyal friend to so many.

Tami graduated from Paschal High School in 1979 and then Texas Christian University in 1983. She was an avid Horned Frog. She worked as an executive assistant for Higginbotham Insurance.

She loved her family and friends more than herself and was always thinking of and doing for others. We will all miss her dearly.

Tami was preceded in death by her father, Arthur A. Smith.

Survivors include: 
Husband: Kerry Dick

Mother: Mary Jo Lampley and husband, Doug of Center; 

Sisters: 
Jill Chapman of Fort Worth
Robin Smith of Fort Worth

Children: 
Natalie Ledyard and husband John of Fort Worth 
Campbell F. Dick of Fort Worth. 

Services are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Homes, Fort Worth. https://www.greenwoodfuneralhomes.com/

12/13/2018

Robert Lee Monroe, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away December 12, 2018, in San Augustine.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Dan Fleming officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Monroe was born September 12, 1952, in Center, to Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.  He was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Sister, Donna Sue Monroe of Shelbyville

Nephews:
Jody Cooper of Shelbyville
Adam Murehead of Shelbyville

Great nieces and nephews:
Caitlyn Cooper of Lewisville
Haleigh Hall and husband David of Nacogdoches
Jacob Jackson and wife Letha of Logansport, Louisiana
Jordan Jackson and wife Emily of Center
Cale Cooper of Shelbyville
McKenzie Murehead of Bossier City, LA

Numerous great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by parents, Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Cale Cooper, Craig Lewis, David Hall, Tommy Jenkins, Ricky Lout and Walter Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Runnels, Troy Shofner, Jimmy Jackson and Ray Jackson.

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

12/12/2018

Perry Davis, age 60, of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service information is pending at this time.

Services entrusted to Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.

12/12/2018

Timothy “Ted” Long, 51, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Tyler.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  

Mr. Long was born June 15, 1967, in Maryland, to Gail Long and Lucinda Clarke Long. He loved his job with Brian and Becky Harkness.  Mr. Long enjoyed music, especially playing the drums, and loved spending time with his family at home.  He also loved his fur babies, Taz and Little Girl. 

He is survived by
Wife: Anita Bounds Long of Center

Daughter: Devin Tillotson of Center

Brother: Dale Long of Atlanta, Georgia

Sister: Peggy Sue Long of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mother: Lucinda Long of Atlanta, Georgia

Numerous relatives

Special friend: Wayne Jones

A host of other friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Gail Long
Son: Davis Tillotson

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

12/12/2018

Margie Len Gipson, 87 of Timpson and formerly of Houston, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at a hospital in Houston.

Funeral service is at 11am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas. Interment is at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor Mario Osby officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Blouis Edward Gipson of Houston

5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild

Host of nieces and nephews

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

12/11/2018

Bro. Henry Hughes, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore, Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Keith Keele officiating.

Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Bro. Hughes was born July 4, 1947, in Center, to Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes. He served as a crew chief for the Texas Highway Department and was a licensed minister for forty years. 

Bro. Hughes was a soul winner and his hobby was fishing. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by 

Wife: Peggy Hughes of Center

Son: Charles Paul Hughes and wife, Britney, of Center

Brother: David Hughes and wife, Kathy, of Center

Special Friend: Kiefer

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes
Sister: Maudine Hughes Hopkins
Brothers: Orland Leo Hughes, Billy Clyde Hughes, John Bennarr Hughes, Jack Monroe Hughes, Orville Carter Hughes, Thomas Carl Hughes, Ted Carroll Hughes

Pallbearers will be Glen Bolton, Jason Burch, Glynn Hutto, Paul Breaux, Marshall Windham and Waylon Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. K.P. Bradshaw and Bro. Henry’s nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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

12/10/2018

John William Yarborough, 57, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Yarborough was born October 12, 1961, in Center, to Drennon Yarborough and Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough. 

He is survived by
Son: John Drennon Yarborough

Parents: Drennon and Elizabeth Yarborough

Sister: Joan Harrison and husband, Brack

Niece: Brooke Harrison

Nephew: Cole Harrison and wife, Sara

Great Nephews: 
Braxton Harrison
Evan Harrison

Preceded in death by
Mother: Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough

Pallbearers will be Buddy Sullivan, John Buffalo, Jason Parker, John T. Barbee, Bradley Allen, Kenneth Hardy, Otis Pleasant, Scotty Baldwin and Newton Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Jack Adams, J.P. Corder, Cadell Stephenson, R.E. Barbee, Lonnie Belrose, Maxie Eaves, Robert Burns and Tommy Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, PO Box 2255, Center, Texas 75935, www.newhopechurch.online or New Hope Cemetery, c/o Pete Helms, 1721 FM 138, Center, Texas 75935.

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

12/10/2018

Shelly Kaye Agnew Swint, 51, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Center Christian Fellowship in Center with Bro. Don Murphree, Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mrs. Swint was born March 19, 1967, in Center, to John Robert Agnew and Judy Baker Agnew. She loved her Lord and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

She is survived by
Husband: Sam Swint

Children:
Brandy Eubank and husband, Jonathan
Chris Pilgreen
Elizabeth Swint and Matt Conway

Grandchildren:
Harley Eubank
Jaxson Eubank
Shelby Eubank
Landon Wood
Makenzie Conway

Parents: Robert and Judy Agnew

Mother-in-law: June Swint

Preceded in death by
Brother: Michael Agnew
Father-in-law: Ray Swint
Grandparents: Johnny Agnew, Omie Agnew, Ernest Baker, Maudie Baker
Uncle: Kenneth Baker
Nephew: Bradley Agnew

Pallbearers will be Wayne Rowland, Robert Gray, Danny Wheeler, Cecil Chessher, Ronnie Smith, Johnny Covington, Coby Barbee and Peter Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Woody, Bobby Waller, Uncle Jerry Agnew and Uncle Daryle LaGrone.

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

12/10/2018

Celebration of Life service for Ronald George Post, 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 28, 2018, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, TX with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Mr. Post passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his residence under the care of Heart to Heart Hospice in Timpson, TX after a sudden illness.

Born October 3, 1941, in Butler, PA, Ronald George Post was the son of the late William L. Post and Mona Jean (Watt) Post Burns. Ron was a proud member of the U.S. Navy (1959) and served in the Naval Reserve thru 1965. Ron began working overseas and lived in many foreign countries including South America and Europe, where he was a Safety Engineer among other supervisory roles and retired from ABB Lummus. Ron and his late wife, Lynda Kay Post, traveled the world together and enjoyed life at home together on "the farm". Ron enjoyed spending time with his friends on the “forum” and with his dog named Tootsie that his granddaughter, Kylie, gave to him. Ron shared many great memories of his world adventures, stories about his lifelong friends, Steve and Britt Williams and his travels with his beloved wife, Lynda Kay. “Poppy Posty” also assured his granddaughter, Whitley Williams during his last moments with us that he would be rocking his great granddaughter, Sophie in his arms when he arrived to heaven. Ron was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson, TX.

Survivors include children: Clay (Valerie) Post, Jesse (Misty) Post, William "Bill" Post (and wife) who reside in Germany, Craig Post, Patrick Post, William Todd Pitman, Robin Cantrell (Doye) and Jill Serralde (Armando); Grandchildren: Alfred Layne Cantrell, Whitley Elizabeth Williams (Taylor Ray Williams), Jasmine Nicole Hardwick (Kannon Hardwick) , Kylie M. Post, Armando Manuel Serralde, II, Kaylee Post, Jonah Post and honorary grandchild, Jamie Moore; great granddaughter, Tayley Callyn Williams; Sister, Nancy (Post) Daughtery of Butler, PA and Brother in law, Joe Wayne (Nelda) Hughes of Woodville, TX. 

In addition to his parents, Ronald George Post was preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Kay Hughes Post; brother, Larry J. Post and great granddaughter, Sophie Tallyn Williams.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The American Lung Association (online) or Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund: 1813 FM 2667, Timpson, TX 75975.

12/10/2018

James Bryant Deason was born March 2, 1938 in Shelby County, Texas to W.S. (Bud) Deason and Stella May Deason. He died December 8, 2018 in Henderson County, Texas.

He is survived by sons:
James Ray Deason
Jerry Lee Deason & wife Michelle
Mark Deason
John Deason
Billy Deason

Daughters:
Elizabeth Cox & husband Frank
Felicia Long

11 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild

Brother: Jerry Deason & wife Linda

Sister: Ruby Colle and Clauda Pierce

Long time friend Diane Malone

Host of nieces, nephews & friends

Preceded in death by wife Margaret Deason

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

12/07/18

Edna Lentz, 95, formerly of New Ulm, MN, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at The Arbor in Nacogdoches, Texas.

She is survived by: 
Children: 
Thomas (Kathy) Lentz of Stacy, MN
Joan (Daun) Harris of Timpson, Texas 
Richard Lentz and friend Lori McDermott of New Ulm, MN

Granddaughte: Linnea (Tim Mattsson) Lentz

Great-granddaughter: Mary Beth (Tyler Rablin) Zins

Great-grandson: Ben Zins and fiancee’ Ann Zontelli 

and nieces and nephews.

She was born on February 2, 1923 in Milford Township, Brown County, to Hans and Alma (Svensson) Larson.  She attended elementary school at District 14 in Brown County and graduated from New Ulm High School in 1939 and Mankato State Teachers College in 1943.

She married Wallace Lentz August 30, 1944.  They lived on East Medicine Lake for five years before moving to Milford Township where they farmed until retiring in 1982.  While living in Milford Township, Edna taught school in Districts 29, 50 and 181.

She was preceded in death by husband, Wallace; daughter Mary Lentz; granddaughter Deborah (Lentz) Zins; brothers Axel, Carl, Fritz and Alfred; and sisters Lenea, Lily, Alice and Della.

A memorial service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held at a later date.

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

12/04/2018

Dorothy Mae Green, 69 of Timpson, passed away Monday morning, December 3, 2018 at her residence in Timpson.

Wake is Friday night from 6pm to 8pm at Clayton Temple Church of God in Christ in Timpson, Texas. Funeral service is Saturday, December 8th at 1pm at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Lay in state from noon to 1pm at church. Interment is at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Supt. Marvin Jackson officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Nicole (Bobby) Hill of Houston
Artrezious (H.P.) Williams of Timpson

Sons:
Kevin Whittaker of Timpson
Tracy Whittaker of Timpson

5 Grandchildren
9 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Rev. George Willie Grace of Timpson
Rev. Willie Alvin Grace of Timpson

Sisters:
Jessie Faye (Frank) Chimney of Timpson
Elizabeth Rose Williams of Timpson

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

12/04/2018

Wedia Francis Thomas King, 78 of Garrison, passed away at Lexington Place in Nacogdoches, Texas on November 30, 2018.

Wake is Friday night from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Funeral service is December 8, 2018 at 11am at Sweet Union Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Interment will be Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Rev. Billy Gardner officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Ennis Earl King and wife, Commella of Garrison
Willie Ray King and wife, Karen of Garrison

6 Grandchildren
9 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Linda Bryant of Garrison
Sarah Thomas of Garrison
Gloria Johnson of Houston

Brother, Manuel Thomas of Houston

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

12/04/2018

Antonio Jaso Aguilar, 28, of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Center. He was born on April 30, 1990 in Nacogdoches to Tereso Jaso Aguilar and Sharon Gail Goings Aguilar. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Tony grew up in Shelby County. He received his GED and had hopes of attaining a certificate in auto mechanics. Tony loved working on and restoring vehicles. He also had a talent and passion for the piano. He always enjoyed playing piano for his family. Tony’s most treasured moments were spent with his fiancé, Shelby and her daughter. He looked forward to meeting his daughter that was soon to be born. Tony will be dearly missed by his closest family and friends.

Tony is survived by:
Parents:
Tereso and Gail Aguilar

Fiancé:
Shelby Rodriguez and daughter, Aliana Penelope Zelaya

Daughter:
Azalea Pearl Aguilar

Siblings:
Christopher Wayne Hancock
Judith Lynn Aguilar
Barbara Jean Aguilar
April Michelle Hancock
Victor Manuel Aguilar

Grandparents:
Leon Goings
Johnnie Cook
Macaria Vasquez

Great-grandmother:
Johnnie Cassell

Nieces and Nephews:
Kaylee and Eli Olivas
Bella Carlton
Emma Grace Aguilar
Liam Hancock

Aunts and Uncles:
Jose Vasquez
Miguel Vasquez
Sophia Aguilar
Vicki Lout
Sheila Powdrill
Special “Auntie” Sondra Dutton
Bobby Howell Cassell

Tony is preceded in death by his grandfather, Pascual Vasquez; great-grandfather, Howell Cassell; uncle, Ricky Leon Goings and cousins, Michael Powdrill, Jason Redmon, Austin Underbrink and Penny Hughes.

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

11/30/2018

On Sunday, November 25, 2018 Guy E. Pilgreen II passed away at MD Anderson Hospital after a long hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 54.

Guy was born on February 25, 1964 in Houston, Texas. As a teenager the family made the move to the small town of Tenaha where he attended Tenaha High School. He was a 1982 graduate of Tenaha High School, and supporter of the Tenaha Tigers who he still enjoyed attending games each year as they make their playoff run. He began his family here in Tenaha and eventually returned to his roots of the city living out his remaining years in the Houston area. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and always making them smile. He spent time enjoying and sheering on his favorite teams the Astros, Texans, and the Rockets and if he couldn't make it to the games you could find him hanging out with friends and watching at one of his favorite hangouts Sam's Boat in Seabrook. Guy was also an active member of the Houston Livestock Rodeo committee where he worked with ticket sale. He spent the last few years traveling as he worked as a sales rep for Guest Supply where he made many new friends in his coworkers as well as numerous clients. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include:

Son:
Chris Pilgreen of Tenaha

Daughters:
Brandy Eubank and husband, Jonathan of Tenaha
Taylor Pilgreen of Corpus Christi

Grandchildren:
Harley Eubank
Jaxson Eubank
Shelby Eubank
Landon Wood

Sisters:
Vivian Eugenia Pilgreen Crush
Linda Albanese
Elaine Scheffler

Nieces:
Shay Albanese McDonald
Lorena Mallot
Michele Zavala

Nephews:
Donald Scheffler II
Johnny Crush

Aunt:
Tommie Christian

Numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by parents Guy Eugene Pilgreen and mother Ruth Autry Pilgreen.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday December 1, 2018 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha.

11/26/2018

Amber Nicole Pierce, 37, of Timpson, Texas, passed away November 25, 2018, in Timpson, Texas. Memorial service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. William Dee Daniel officiating.

Amber Nicole Pierce was born September 7, 1981 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was raised in Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School Class of 2000. Amber’s most treasured moments were spent with her children, Macy Bug and Destiny. They were the lights of her life. Amber also had a passion for makeup. She loved to do her own and found pleasure in beautifying others as well. People that knew Amber well would claim that “selfies were her thing.” Every chance she got, she would stop and snap a quick pic of herself and any friends or family that were with her to document the memory. She enjoyed keeping up with her friends on Facebook, but if she could, Amber preferred spending real time with friends and family. The laughter and love shared in those moments will be cherished forever. Amber was a member of First Baptist Church Timpson.

Survivors include:

Parents:
William Bubba Lee and wife, Tracy
Linda Roberts and husband, Larry Burton

Fiancè, Curtis Choates

Daughters:
Destiny Pierce
Macy Lee

Sisters:
Tina Smith and husband John
Tabitha Adams

Brother, Michael Lee and wife Cynthia

Nephews: Branden Massey, Nathan Snow, John Austin Smith

Cousins: Chris Lee and wife Brittany, Tommy Lee and wife Jessica, Renee Massey, Angela Smith, Jennifer Ross, Steven Ross, Zach Hooper; Charlie Metcalf, Jimmy Metcalf, Shane Metcalf, Dakota Metcalf;

Numerous other cousins

Grandmother: Marsha Tomlinson

Special Family and Friends: Tiffany Newman, Krista Warr, Angel Lee, Kim Tarver, Kristen Lee

Aunts: Patricia Broadway, Sarah McCauley and husband Jack

And a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Amber is preceded in death by her aunt Joyce Metcalf; grandparents, Tommy and Marie Lee; and niece, Mindy Smith.  

To convey condolences online, please visit www.mangumfh.net

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

11/24/2018

Walker (Dub) Coyle will be laid to rest at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, TX, at the age of 96. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, TX, beginning at 11:00 a.m. He died of natural causes at Holiday Nursing Home. He is met in heaven by his loving wife, Eva, and sons, Ben & Kelly, along with various family members. He had a wonderful life in which he loved his family, his garden, and working with heavy equipment. He was a WWII veteran, he served the United States while stationed in USA, China, and India. 
He was born in Billings, Oklahoma, to Ovadee Coyle and Matilda McAnhan Coyle, January 27, 1922. 

His remaining legacy is with:
Son: Keith Coyle (wife Renee) and family

Daughter: Ann Calzada and Family, and the late Kelly’s daughter, Angela Coyle. 

He loved living in Center and was known and loved by many. His family would like to thank all that made him smile, by bringing him coconut cream pies, cinnamon rolls, and visiting him. He was a good strong loving man who put everyone else’s needs before his own. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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

11/23/2018

A funeral service for Jerry Dean “Buddy” McGee, 63, of Joaquin, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield. Pastor Bob Latham of Antioch Baptist Church in Mansfield will be officiating. A visitation will be held Friday, November 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the chapel.

Buddy was born February 21, 1955 and passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father Pat McGee, his sister June Cockrell, his father-in-law Eddie Binning and mother-in-law Vera Binning, and his step-son Jason Neal.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Rosemary McGee; daughter April Booker and husband Daniel; step-daughter Melissa Pickett and husband Mickey; sister Sheila Parker; brother Kevin McGee and wife Susan; grandchildren Collin and Kylie Booker; step-grandchildren Megan Caughern, and Morgan Pickett; and step-great-grandchildren Christian Miller and Caleb Caughern.

Honoring Buddy as pallbearers will be Daniel Booker, Jeremy Binning, Johnathan Bryant, Scott Creasy, Clint Parker, and Stephen McGee. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Binning, Tim Hass, and Chris Cockrell.

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana.

11/23/2018

Talmadge Sharp passed away November 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Our family circle has been broken; a link gone from our chain. Though we’re parted for a while, we know we’ll meet again. 

Mrs. Geneva Sharp’s husband of 68 years; and Talmadge Sharp, Jr, Cleophus Sharp, Sandra Sharp and Benita Sharp’s father, Mr. Talmadge Sharp peacefully departed this life November 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Sharp’s family will receive visitors, Sunday, November 25th, 2018 from 4 to 6pm in the Rose Chapel of Mabrie Memorial Mortuary.

His life will be celebrated at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 8775 Flagship Dr., Houston, Texas, on Monday, November 26th at 11am. Interment will be Tuesday, November 27th at 11:30am at Houston National Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, sons and daughters, cherishing his memory are daughter-in-law, Rene Ferrell Sharp; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many dear relatives and friends.

Final arrangements entrusted to Mabrie Memorial Mortuary, 5000 Almeda, Houston, Texas 77004.

11/23/2018

Virgil Beckham, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Eric L. Garrett and Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Beckham was born December 24, 1937, in Joaquin, to Howard Beckham and Grace Guy Beckham. He retired from the City of Houston as a Chief Structural Inspector. Mr. Beckham was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

He is survived by
Wife: Ola B. Beckham of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Denise Garrett and husband, Eric, of Lake Village, Arkansas
George Beckham, Jr. and wife, Ashley, of Bullard, Texas
Cara Kneisly and husband, Craig, of Katy, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amanda Gibson
Hannah Gibson
Landen Beckham
Chase Kneisly
Ciara Kneisly
Brylee Beckham
Bransen Beckham

Great Grandchildren:
Isabella Kate
Elliana
Julliette

Sisters:
Martha Daw
Nora Vaughn
Grace Grille

Preceded in death by
Wife: Melba Beckham

Pallbearers will be Daniel Bradley, Brandon Kessler, Chase Kneisly, Landen Beckham, Bryan Gibson and Cameron Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Brooks, Rushing Lambert and Ricky Daw.

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

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