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11/08/2017

Raquel Rubio, 51, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on November 8, 2017 in Tenaha. She was born on July 12, 1966 in Berrien Township, Michigan to Victor Rubio and Maria Pena Rubio. Funeral Services for Raquel will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha with Pastor Mario Orellana officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai. 

Raquel is survived by:
Her mother: Maria Rubio

Brothers: 
Ricardo Rubio and wife, Reyna
Renato Rubio and wife, Maria
Ramiro Rubio and wife, Margarita
Rolando Rubio and wife, Suwanna
Raul Rubio and wife, Irma
Rene Rubio and wife, Patricia

Sister: Rosa Rodriguez and husband, Julio. 

She is preceded in death by her father, Victor Rubio and nephew, Mark Anthony Rubio. 

Pallbearers are Isaac Rubio, Isaias Rubio, Daniel Rubio, Victor Rolando Rubio, Renato Rubio, Joey Orellana and Abel Orellana. 

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


Raquel Rubio de 51 años de edad de Tenaha, TX. Fallecio el dia de Noviembre 8, 2017 en Tenaha, TX. Ella nacio en Julio 12, 1966 en Berrien Township, Michigan de el Sr. Victor Rubio y Maria Rubio. El Servicios de Funeral de Raquel sera alas 10:00 AM el Sabado, Noviembre 11, 2017, en la Iglesia Monte Sinai en Tenaha, con el pastor Mario Orellana. Cementerio Restland. Vicitacion Sera Viernes, Noviembre 10, 2017, en las Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai. 

Raquel Sovrevivio de su Mama, Maria Rubio, hermanos Ricardo Rubio y esposa Reyna, Renato Rubio y esposa Maria, Ramiro Rubio y esposa Margarita, Rolando Rubio y esposa Suwanna, Raul Rubio y esposa Irma, y Rene Rubio y esposa Patricia, hermana Rosa Rodriguez y esposo, Julio.

Ella le sige en muerte de su papa, Victor Rubio, y sobrino Mark Anthony.

Portadores del feretro. Son Isaac Rubio, Isaias Rubio, Daniel Rubio, Victor Rolanda Rubio y Renato Rubio.

Para mandar condolencias o registrarte en linea por favor visita www.mangumfh.net

11/08/2017

Linda Sue Bissell, 63, of Carthage, Texas passed away on November 7, 2017 in Long Branch, Texas.  Born January 21, 1954, Linda Sue is the daughter of the late Herbert and Birty (Sols) McAdams.  Private service will be held. Interment will be in Countyline Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Linda was born and raised in the Cleveland, Texas surrounding areas. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed fishing, and spending time with her family. Linda was an animal lover, especially dogs.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Connie Horner; sisters, Ivy Lawson, Opal Speer and husband Jack; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Bissell; parents; brother, George McAdams; and sister, Viola McAdams; brother in law, John Lawson Sr.

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.

11/08/2017

Wanda Walker, formerly of Center, passed away on November 6, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was born on June 16, 1941 in Center, Texas to E.B. Walker and Vallie Walker.

A brief visitation will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Old Salem Baptist Church with a graveside service immediately following at Old Salem Cemetery.

11/07/2017

Jose Manuel Lopez Sanchez, 23, of Center, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Jose was born November 2, 1994, in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, to J. Refugio Lopez and Maria Sanchez Lopez. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Somos su padres y en un a gradecimiento queremos decir que fue un hijo muy beueno y obediente. El siempre se preocupala por su familia, queremos decirle que lo vamos a recordor toda la vida y el vive con nosotros.

He is survived by
Parents: J. Refugio Lopez and Maria Sanchez Lopez

Sister: Saira Lopez Sanchez

Brother: Efrain Lopez Sanchez

Uncles and Aunts:
Manuel Sanchez Rojas
Veronica Sanchez Rojas
Carlos Sanchez Rojas
Lilia Sanchez Rojas
Roberto Lopez

Grandparents:
Juan Lopez Chavez
Candelaria Santana Dominguez
Jose Sanchez Sanchez

Preceded in death by
Grandmother: Juana Rojas Hernandez
Uncle: Martin Sanchez Rojas

Pallbearers will be Manuel Sanchez Rojas, Carlos Sanchez Rojas, Manuel Lopez Garcia, Lucio Garcia Trejo, Emilio Gomez Garcia and Refugio Lopez Santana.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family for final expenses. There is an account set up at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.

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

11/07/2017

Mrs. Jessie Ree Tanner, age 86, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Tanner passed away on November 04, 2017 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors include:
Sons:
Thomas J. Miller (Frantoist) of Dallas, Texas
Joe Ray Miller of San Augustine, Texas
W T Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
John D. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
Bobby Ray Tanner (Monica) of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters: 
Ella Louis Brown of Hemphill, Texas
Mary Louis Smith of San Augustine, Texas
Linda L Hooper (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Verna Lee Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
Evelina McDaniel (Aaron) of San Augustine, Texas

32 Grandchildren

37 Great-Grandchildren

4 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Mattie Ree Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary.

11/04/2017

Johnnie Raborn, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on November 4, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on March 13, 1930 in Votaw, Texas to Pate Moore and Nancy Cox Moore. Funeral services for Mrs. Raborn will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 

Johnnie was one of a kind. She was definitely a people person. She liked being around others and in her words, “if they don’t like it, that’s their problem.” Johnnie enjoyed square dancing, learning to play the guitar, cooking, quilting, bird hunting, fishing and hunting. She found great pleasure spending time with her grandchildren and her family. She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. 

Johnnie is survived by: 
Her loving husband, William “Bill” Raborn of Center

Sons:
Billy Collier and wife, Susan of Cleveland
Jimmy Collier and wife, Doris of Cleveland

Brother: Richard Moore and wife, Dorothy of Cleveland

Sisters:
Bonnie Robinson of Shelbyville
Melena Burress of Livingston

Grandchild: Courtney “C.W.” Collier and wife, Keisha of Cleveland

Great-grandchild: Olivia Collier of Cleveland.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Pate and Nancy Moore; brothers, Olief Moore and Elmer Moore; sisters, Faye Jones and Annie Lou Redd; and grandchild, Dusty Gene Collier.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Raborn’s service will be C.W. Collier, Josh Windham, Jason Ducey, Keith Moore, and Mark Hohimer.

Honorary pallbearers are Tyson Windham and Hunter West.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Johnnie Raborn to the charity of your choice. 

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

11/03/2017

Wesley H. Baylor, 68, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins and Bro. Kevin Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Baylor was born July 14, 1949, in Umatilla, Florida, to Wesley Herman Baylor and Annabelle Williford Baylor.  He coached football and was a member of Optimist Club and Hurst Street Church of Christ. Mr. Baylor was a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Baylor of Center

Children:
Wes Baylor and wife, Angel, of Shelbyville
Tim Bradshaw and wife, Melonie, of Shelbyville
Tonya Eubank and husband, Brad, of Shelbyville
Tony Bradshaw and wife, Elizabeth, of The Colony

Grandchildren:
Blake Lamkin
Carrol Bradshaw
Kalina Bradshaw
Connor Bradshaw
Sierra Washington
Bowen Bradshaw
Isaiah Washington
Sophie Bradshaw
Ava Washington
Aubrey Dow
Abby Baylor
Jayne Baylor
Brayden Eubank
Emmalee Eubank

Brother: 
Glenn Williford and wife, Judy, of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Delores Langston of Center
Susan Chapman of Florida
Shirley Hogan of Florida
Vicki McCoy of Florida

Brothers-in-law: 
Joe Ross and wife, Ricki, of Center
Jeff Ross of Center
Mike Ross of Center

Sister-in-law: Debbie Williford of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special Friends:
Mona Nash
Peggy Lamkin

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Tammie Bradshaw
Mother: Annabelle Williford Baylor
Father and Stepmother: Wesley Herman Baylor and Clara Baylor
Sister: Shirley Bradshaw
Brothers: Wesley H. Baylor, Larry Williford, Delbert Williford
Nephew: Brian Williford
In-laws: Junior and Bunchie Ross

Pallbearers will be Wes Baylor, Tony Bradshaw, Tim Bradshaw, Jason Williford, Jeffrey Ross, Jason Choate, Mark Bohannon, Joe Ross and Jeff Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Bowen Bradshaw, Isaiah Washington, Tommy Miller, Merlin Osburn, Brad Eubank and Mike Ross.

A special thanks to Pineywoods Home Health for their compassionate care.

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

11/03/2017

Joy Thomas, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Thomas was born July 30, 1941, in San Augustine, to Arnel Clayton Galloway and Estel Mae Coon Galloway.  She enjoyed working with ceramics and gardening.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Neuville Baptist Church for many years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by
Sons:
Clifton Kenderdine and wife, Bonnie, of Carthage
Troy Kenderdine and wife, Julie, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Krystina Kenderdine
Taylor Kenderdine
Katelyn Kenderdine
Adam Kenderdine

Great-Grandson: Grayson Henry

Sister: Marvlet Barlow of Center

Brother: Bennies Galloway and wife, Jodi, of San Augustine

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Sons: Mark Kenderdine, Aaron Kenderdine
Parents: Arnel Clayton Galloway and Estel Mae Coon Galloway Bishop

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

11/03/2017

Jerry Floyd, 65, of Nacogdoches, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Nacogdoches. Mr. Floyd was born on October 3, 1952, in Pineville, Louisiana, the son of C.E. “Swamp” Floyd and Jewell Bernice Hattaway Floyd. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Jerry grew up in Center, Texas where he attended and graduated from Center High School. Soon after graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he honorably served his country for 2 years. Jerry returned home and after attending Stephen F. Austin State University for a period of time, he joined his parents in running the family business in Center, where he remained for almost 40 years. Jerry loved his mom, dad, and siblings and was always around to help them. He spent his time fishing, camping, and anything else he could find to occupy his time outdoors. He was happiest when he was playing with his nieces and nephews. Being Uncle Jerry was the highlight of his life, and could typically be found playing with them on the floor or in the yard camping in a make-shift tent. The kids loved the time they spent with him. Jerry made many friends through the years, and made sure to keep in touch with each of them, planning time to spend together as they reminisced and enjoyed the pleasures of life as often as possible.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharron Floyd of Nacogdoches; sister, Sandra Cervi and husband, Allen of Houston; brothers, Kenneth Floyd and wife, Debbie of Nacogdoches, Randy Floyd of Ft. Worth, and Michael Floyd of Carthage.

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

11/2/2017

Lillian “Lily” Alexandra Reynolds, 17, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 1, 2017 in Center. She was born on June 19, 2000 in Nacogdoches to Philip Taylor Reynolds and Linda Joy Allen. Funeral Services for Lily will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Brister, Bro. Lacey Andrews, and Bro. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Lily grew up in Center and attended Center ISD. She was proud to be a Roughrider and was involved in numerous activities and organizations such as Theatre, Band, and Spanish Club. She was also a Chaparral and manager for the CHS Cheerleaders. Lily dreamed of becoming a Special Effects Makeup Artist and Cosmetologist. She absolutely loved doing hair and makeup. Anyone that allowed her could get a full makeover from the eyebrows to the make-up, to the hairstyle. More than beautifying others, Lily was content knowing she made their day brighter and what a ray of sunshine she was! Lily was small in stature, but her heart was tremendous. She had so much love and compassion for people that it overflowed onto anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Lily adored her family and friends which she dedicated most of her time to each day. Tia Lily, as her numerous nieces and nephews would call her, treasured the fun moments spent with all “her babies.” There was no deeper connection than what Lily shared with her brothers and sisters. Although, as much as she loved each one, they all had to take a back seat to her little brother Levi. Those two have a bond that could never be broken.

Lily’s affection was not just for humans. This girl had a desire to help and save any and every animal she encountered. Some might describe her as a collector and not just a caregiver. You could be driving down the road and if Lily saw an abandoned or helpless animal, you can rest assured tears would be streaming and the car would pull over. There would be an extra passenger heading home with you, but that was Lily. No one had a heart like hers.

Lily knew her way around the kitchen and was a pro at spicy Mexican cuisine. You might be left with watery eyes and a runny nose, but you would be full and satisfied. Tacos were her absolute favorite. She also liked to spend time with her family skiing and snowboarding. She was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church.

Lily was full of life. The air was just easier to breathe with her lighthearted laughter and love around. Her smile was infectious. The darkest day would immediately brighten at the sight of Lily. Even when she was struggling, she would still manage to uplift others instead of dwelling on her own cares. Her vibrant presence will forever be missed among those who knew her.

Lily is survived by:

Father, Philip Taylor Reynolds
Mother and step-father, Linda and Enrique Rodriguez

Brothers:
Benton Randolph Reynolds and wife, Jessica
Enrique “Henry” Rodriguez
Philip Taylor Reynolds, II and wife, Tobin
Ross Christian Reynolds and fiancé, Kayla
Dillon McBride Reynolds
Samuel Levi Rodriguez

Sisters:
Zaira Lorena Arcibar and husband, Juan
Emily Danielle Fausett and husband Adam
Fernanda Lilibeth Nutt and husband, Jerrod
Stephany Leonor Fitzgerald and husband, Nic

Paternal grandparents, George and Sally Reynolds

Maternal grandmother, Lillian Allen

Nieces and nephews:
Alexis Reynolds
Matthew Arcibar
Kayden Nutt
Conner Nutt
Chloe Arcibar
Sophia Arcibar
Cassie Nutt
Audrie Rodriguez
Benjamin Arcibar
Andrew Reynolds

Numerous other family and special friends

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Johnny Allen and cousins, Cory Bertrand and Zane Allen.

Pallbearers will be Benton Reynolds, Enrique “Henry” Rodriguez, Taylor Reynolds, Ross Reynolds, Dillon Reynolds, and Levi Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are Juan Arcibar, Adam Fausett, Jerrod Nutt, and Nic Fitzgerald.

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

11/01/2017

Artha Denise Hare Matlock, 61, of San Augustine, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5, 2017, at White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Mrs. Matlock was born August 5, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, to Almus Duel Greene and Susan Diane Stewart Green.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Melissa Gayle Saylor and husband, Dan Victor Saylor
Nancy Lovettia Keane
Jolene Louise Landers and husband, Colby Samuel Landers

Son-in-law: Billy Doyle Fountain

Grandchildren:
Billy Doyle Fountain Jr.
Charles Waylan Fountain
Blake Saylor
Janie McCray
Nicolas McCray
Rae Anne McCray
Dominic James Keane
Anthony Jason Keane (AJ)
Haylie Grace Keane
Krislynn Angel Joseph
Zayvier Samuel Landers
Paislee Denise Landers
Michael Raven Matlock

Adopted Daughter: Cynthia Jane Mathis (CJ)

Step Children:
Shane Matlock
Tracy Lynn Giddens
William Paul Hughes

Siblings:
Lauri Hunsanger
Kimberly Seaman
Nancy Greene
Vicki Greene
John Greene

11 Nieces and nephews

19 Great nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Ray Matlock
Daughter: Christina Marie Fountain
Grandson: Joshua Randall Plunkett
Parents: Almus Duel Greene and Susan Diane Stewart Green
Sister: Pamela Sue Hare

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

11/01/2017

Funeral service for Mr. Bobby June Scott (73) of Joaquin, Texas will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00pm at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas. Rev Graham will be officiating.  

Mr. Scott is survived by:
Brothers:  
Jyce D. Thomas of Lufkin, Texas 
Lee Anthony Thomas (Patricia) of Port Arthur, Texas
James Leroy Thomas of Lufkin, Texas
Alfred Ray Thomas of Corrigan, Texas
Jerry Lee Thomas of Seattle, Washington. 

Sisters:
Eva Rine of Tyler, Texas
Merlyn Chinn of Lufkin, Texas 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from the hours of 12-noon to 1:00pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 
        
Committal will be at Hogeye Cemetery Longstreet, Louisiana 

Repass at Joaquin Senior Community Center, Joaquin, Texas

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

10/30/2017

Wayne Bailey, age 62, of New Summerfield, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Jacksonville.

He was born on November 19, 1954 in Center, Texas to Dick and Mary (Page) Bailey.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Wayne was the owner of Bailey’s Welding and Auto.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory:

Wife of 35 years, Linda Bailey of New Summerfield

Daughters:
Tracy Woods and husband Terry of Beckville
Rachael Payne and husband Jason of Carthage

Sisters:
Jan Smith and Carl Davis of Shelbyville
Ann Fleming and husband Dan of Shelbyville
Carol Burks and husband Charles of San Augustine
Sherry Bryan and husband Victor of Center

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kate Overstreet, Daniel Overstreet, Joseph Stallone, Zack Stallone; nephews, Craig Wilcox and Jason Wilcox and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Wayne’s family from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Services are under the direction of Audry Funeral Home - Jacksonville, 1025 Southeast Loop 456, Jacksonville, Texas 75766.

10/29/2017

Graveside service for Mr. Harmie Harrison Smith, 70, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 30, 2017, at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born June 7, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Harmie was the son of the late Harmie and Rose (Justice) Smith. He joined the United States Navy after graduating and served his country for 6 years.  He married the love of his life, Joy Harville Smith in 1986 and has spent over 31 years with her before his going home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2017. Harmie was a man of many talents, from owning his own businesses, to teaching auto mechanics, being a Chief Investigator for Shelby County for over 13 years, to being a licensed pilot loving to fly. He was an avid NHRA fan for many years. He loved drag racing.  Harmie enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, anything to do with race cars, eating good food, and anything outdoors.  

Harmie is survived by:
His loving wife of 31 years, Joy

Daughters: 
Jacqueline Smith Hamm
Dawne Pickett

Son:
Shane Pickett

Grandchildren:
Alexis Pickett
Dylan Pickett
Rebecca Smith
Ethan Smith
Kristen Smith

A host family and friends who will miss him greatly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Smith; and brother, Artie Smith.

The Smith family would like to extend a special thanks to his wonderful friends, Jojo Padilla and Kwasi Larode, whom became a blessing to Harmie and his family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Shelby County Child Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 2072, Center, Texas 75935.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

10/27/2017

Hollie Fuller, 74, longtime resident of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman and Bro. John Sparks officiating.  Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mr. Fuller was born April 19, 1943, in Milam, to Lillian Chance Fuller and Donald Fuller.  He loved to ride and look at scenery.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a song leader.

He is survived by
Wife: Eva Belrose Fuller of Shelbyville

Baby Girl: Laverne of Mt. Enterprise

Daughter: Berinda Wilburn of Shelbyville

Sons:
Lynn Fuller of Shelbyville
Joey Fuller of Shelbyville
Alan Holm of Shelbyville
Adam Anderson of Shelbyville

Grandchildren

Brother: Charlie Dale Fuller of Houston

Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends

Preceded in death by
Daughters: Cynthia Faye Socia, Brenda Rene Benagia
Son: Tommy Hallmark
Parents: Lillian Chance Fuller and Donald Fuller
Sister: Linda Pearl Fuller
Brothers: Robert Earl Fuller, Charlie Edward Fuller, Author Dewayne Fuller

Pallbearers will be Joe Tom Schillings, Dewayne Lout, David Fuller, Kevin Delaney, Ervin Pierrie and Bill Langley.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tom (Buddy) Martin and Doug Dobos.

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

10/26/2017

James E. Greer (76) of Center, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Hicks Chapel (804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935).

He is survived by:

Brother, Felton Greer of Giddins, Texas

Special Friends: Sam Thomas Jr., James Dodd, Bryan Swindel, Willie E Johnson, Darryl Jones, Robert Nickerson, Bart Booth, Willie Earnest Johnson, and Alton Edwards

Visitation will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at Hicks Chapel with burial at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.

10/25/2017

Greta Jean Poteet Spring passed away peacefully on Oct 9, 2017, in Austin Texas, with her family by her side, after a long battle with a rare blood disorder known as Hyper-EosinophilicSyndrome.

Greta was born Oct 9, 1937 in Jennings Louisiana. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in St. Martinville, La in 1955, and then graduated in 1959from Southwestern Louisiana Institute with a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics.  Greta married Gary Spring in May of 1959 and moved to Texas.  She worked as a County Extension Agent in Carthage and Nacogdoches.  In January of 1963 she moved to Center Texas and worked for the Welfare Department. In 1973 Greta earned a Masters of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, she taught special education and home economics for 35 years in Center and Shelbyville.  She was active in the Divine Infant / St. Theresa Catholic church in Center.   Upon Gary's retirement in 2000 she and Gary moved to Houston TX to be closer to their grandchildren. Greta continued teaching and tutoring in her new home and was active in Christ Good Shepard Catholic Church and in her garden clubs.

Greta is survived by her husband of 58 years Gary Lynn Spring. Her children are Gaye Pickering and husband Sammy of Kingsland TX, Gina Jones and her husband Casey of Spring TX and Gary Spring Jr and his wife Krista of Austin TX.  She has 8 grandchildren Lucas, David and Loren Pickering; Zackary and Jackson Jones; Garrison, Grant, and Graylan Spring. Her brothers are Greg Poteet and Glenn Poteet from Lafayette La.

Greta was preceded in death by her parents, John Gregory Poteet and Jeanette Beslin Poteet and by her brother George Paul Poteet.

A Memorial service is planned for October 28,2017 at Christ Good Shepard Catholic Church in Spring,Texas at 11am

In leu of flowers a donation to MD Anderson in her name would be appreciated.

 

10/23/2017

Evelina Wright Morrison, 69, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mrs. Morrison was born December 31, 1947, in Center, to Roy Buvis Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright. Her hobbies included photography and crafts. She loved RVing, being a mother and grandmother and her cats.  Mrs. Morrison was a member of Rice Belt RV Club and Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Larry Morrison of Nacogdoches

Children:
Carie Albury and fiancé, Joey Watts, of Nacogdoches
Waylon “Bubba” Griffith Jr. and wife, Margo, of Center
Monte Dale Griffith of Center
Micah Z. Griffith and wife, Tammy, of Center

Stepchildren:
Cindy Christie of Lufkin
Cathy Richards of Sealy
Suzy Childers of Lufkin
Karen Mata of Houston

Grandchildren:
Chris Albury
Brittney Griffith
Lauren Griffith
Amber Griffith
Zane Griffith
Jared Richards
Alexandra Burch
Dalton Burch
Nolan Childers
Graham Childers
Emily Martinez
Abbie Richards
Louisa Mata

Great Grandchild: Alaina Hill

Brother: Earl Wright and wife, Linda, of East Hamilton

Sisters:
Sonya Golden and husband, Rodney, of Center
Mary Jane McSwain of Center
Faye Boles and husband, Waylon, of Center
Thelma Wright of Center
Tammy Ledford and husband, Jackie, of Stonewall, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Buvis Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright
Brother: David Wright
Sister: Brenda Curry

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith Jr., Monte Griffith, Micah Griffith, Chris Albury, Jared Richards and Steve Albury.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Golden, David Spratley, Joey Watts and Brandon Bailey.

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

10/23/2017
Jerry W. Reynolds, 79, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Nacogdoches. 

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. 

Mr. Reynolds was born February 24, 1938, in Shelbyville, to Reese Reynolds and Mary Lou Diamond Reynolds.  He enjoyed reading and spending time with family. Mr. Reynolds retired from Panola County Adult Probation.

He is survived by
Wife of 55 years: Carolyn Reynolds of Center

Daughters:
Debbie Hooks and husband, Billy, of Tenaha
Bobbie Bridges of Carthage
Carol Leann Miller and husband, Buford, of Center

Grandchildren:
Micheal Hooks and wife, Kristie, of Center
Caitlin Simmonds and husband, Justin, of Waco
Justin Bridges of Carthage
Meaghan Clotiaux of Carthage
Brandon Carver and wife, Alexandra, of Center

14 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Pat Hughes of Livingston

Nephew: Michael Hughes and wife, Linda, of Austin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Reese Reynolds and Mary Lou Diamond Reynolds

Pallbearers will be Micheal Hooks, Brandon Carver, Justin Simmonds, Ronald Preston, Buford Miller and Jared Cook.

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

 

10/21/2017

Jimmy John Grubbs, 43, of Center, Texas, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Center, Texas. He was born on February 22, 1974 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James E. Grubbs and Ann E. Ault Grubbs. Funeral services for Jimmy will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Center First United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM prior to service time on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Center First United Pentecostal Church.

Jimmy John was raised in Shelby County and attended Shelbyville ISD. He was one of the hardest working individuals around and was dedicated to his job at High Roller Wells. There he worked operating heavy equipment and also served as a mechanic. Jimmy John loved his job and took great pride in serving the company well. His co-workers were not just acquaintances, but were like members of his family. He loved and cared for each one of them. He worked six days a week, but it is guaranteed that on Sunday, you would find Jimmy John worshipping His Lord and Savior and in fellowship with his beloved church family at Center First United Pentecostal Church. He served his Heavenly Father and his church family in any way he could. Jimmy John was a simple man, but had the heart of a true man of God. Genuine and compassionate, Jimmy John was known for his sincere kindness and of course, the everlasting smile on his face. No matter the situation or the place, a shining smile would be what greeted you whenever you saw him. There was a peace in his smile that brought such joy to those who had the opportunity to experience it. Jimmy John very much enjoyed being surrounded by family, and his favorite pal was the family dog, Lil’ Pancho. He and Lil’ Pancho had an understanding and the two would enjoy one another’s company and conversation. He was a food connoisseur and definitely had a love for Dr. Pepper! His kind-heartedness and his earnest smile will be dearly missed among those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Jimmy John is survived by:

Son, Jonathon Grubbs of Martinsville

Brother, Gary Grubbs and wife, Margaret of Buffalo, Texas

Sister, Angela Bailey of Center

Nephews:
Treven Bailey and wife, Jill of Center
Brent Bailey of Center

Great-nephew, Trae Bailey of Center

Great-niece, Madison Bailey of Center

Former brother-in-law, Vernon Bailey of Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Ann Grubbs.

Pallbearers for Jimmy John’s service will be Treven Bailey, Brent Bailey, Larry McDonald, Steve Franks, Chad Chesser, and Charley Brittain.

Honorary Pallbearers are Travis Brittain, Tony Willoughby, Vernon Bailey, and Dustin Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to an account set up at Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas for the benefit of Jimmy John Grubbs.

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

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