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1/30/18

Rev. Charles Edward Pier Sr., age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Rev. Pier passed away on January 28, 2018 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas. He was born on November 16, 1950.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment to follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church

Survivers:
Wife: Betty Ruth Pier of San Augustine, Texas

Sons:
James Keith Jackson and wife Delisa of San Augustine, Texas;
Rev. Anthony Jackson and wife Renee of San Augustine, Texas;
Jamison Jackson of Houston, Texas;
LaMarcus Pier of Dallas, Texas;
Charles Pier, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas;
Zachary Lane of San Augustine, Texas;
Damian Lane of San Augustine, Texas;

Daughters:
Zephanie McKelvey and Husband Randy of Lufkin, Texas
Vanessa Houston and husband Cedric of Houston, Texas

3 Sisters:
Doris Jean Barnes Malone and husband Lewis of San Augustine, Texas
Barbra Ann Barnes of Dallas, Texas
Patricia Ann Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

Special Uncle: Verdell Holman and wife Earlene of San Augustine, Texas

21 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to Percy Garner & Son Mortuary

01/27/2018

Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on February 19, 1941 in Center to Travis Franklin Burkhalter and Dora Mae Halsted Burkhalter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Frederick officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Brenda graduated from Center High School in 1959. She went on to college and later began working at Bruce’s Flooring where she remained for over forty years before retiring in 2007. Brenda met Lonnie Buckner early in life and the two were joined in marriage. For 51 years, they remained faithfully by one another’s side until Lonnie’s passing in 2008. “Red” as her family and friends would call Brenda, loved to spend time in the great outdoors. She and Lonnie always took advantage of days off and enjoyed fishing and camping on Lake Sam Rayburn. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Brenda is survived by:
Her brothers: 
Charles Burkhalter of Baytown
James Burkhalter and wife, Laura of Kingwood
Ronnie Burkhalter and wife, Joan of Madisonville, LA
Dennis Burkhalter and wife, Ann of Magnolia
Darrell Burkhalter of the Woodlands
Donnie Burkhalter and wife, Teresa of the Woodlands
Danny Burkhalter and wife, Linda of Magnolia
Corey Burkhalter and wife, Tina of Center

Sister: Judy Reynolds of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Dora Mae Burkhalter and her husband, Lonnie Buckner.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Haley, Kevin Haley, David Haley, Richard Mayo, Scott Burkhalter and Michael Burkhalter.

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

1/26/2018

Norma Gibson, 71, of Carthage, passed from this earth on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Hemphill.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Silas Community.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.  

Mrs. Gibson was born November 15, 1946, in Houston, to Buck Lacy Sims and Margaret Pearl Williams Sims.  Norma enjoyed raising dogs, camping and fishing the river for big catfish.  She was a member of Logan Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Loving husband: Jimmy Vincent Gibson Sr. of Carthage, Texas

Son: Keith Smith and wife, Angela, of Pineland, Texas

Daughter: Tara Horton and husband, Paul, of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
T.J. Horton and wife, JoAnn, of Garrison, Texas
Josh Horton and wife, Kristy, of Center, Texas
Bradley Horton and wife, Amber, of New Waverly, Texas
Marc Fleming and wife, Halei, of Pineland, Texas
Adam Smith of Pineland, Texas
Bryan Smith and wife, Tami, of Pineland, Texas
Megan Hartt and husband, Chris, of Anna, Texas
Dalton Horton of Center, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Gracie Horton
Felecity Fleming
Marlei Fleming
Logan Smith
Peyton Smith
Lacey Smith
Sarver Smith
Alyssa Horton
Tyeler Horton
Chandler Horton
D.J. Libby
Zoey Libby
Quinn Horton
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Gracie Horton
Scarlett Hartt

Sisters:
Sylvia Clifton of Center, Texas
Margaret Bush and husband, Randy, of Center
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey of Banner Elk, North Carolina
Thea Tanner of Banner Elk, North Carolina

Special Nephew: Chad Clifton of Center, Texas

Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friend and Fishing Buddy: Gary Fleming of Pineland, Texas

Pallbearers will be Bradley Horton, Marc Fleming, Adam Smith, Bryan Smith, Gary Fleming and Gordon Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Clifton and Randy Bush.

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

1/26/2018

Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders, 98, of Lufkin, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Lufkin.  

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. John Bingham and Rev. Ozay Ford officiating.  Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Sanders was born July 8, 1919, in Stanley, Louisiana, to Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson.  Loving the outdoors, she spent much time working in her garden and flower beds.  She was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Nephews:
Jack Harris and wife, Susan, of Rochelle, Texas
Joe Harris of Crosby, Texas
Mark Anderson and wife, Sadah, of Crosby, Texas
Dennis Permenter and wife, Judy, of Tenaha, Texas

Stepchildren:
Cissy Latiolais and husband, Mike, of Anahuac, Texas
Elaine Ellis and husband, Mike, of Richardson, Texas
Sam Sanders and wife, DeAnn, of Friendswood, Texas
Otis Sanders and wife, Susan, of Woodland, Texas

A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were special to her

Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Harris
Husband: Dugan Samford
Husband: Otis Sanders
Parents: Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson
Sisters: Eva Permenter, Ola Harris
Brothers: Curtis Anderson, S.J. Anderson, Allan Anderson, Bob Anderson

Pallbearers will be James Coleman, Lane Coleman, Colton Coleman, Otis Sanders Jr., Carter Samford and Travis Samford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Joe Harris Sr., William Hughes, Frankie Fitzgerald and Dennis Permenter.

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

01/26/2018

Rocky Lynn Smith, age 51, passed away on, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Rosharon, Texas. Rocky was born to Eddie D. Smith Sr. and Edith M. Hammer- Smith on December 16, 1966.

He is survived by:
Son: Eddie Swanson

Brothers:
Eddie D. Smith Jr. and Wife, Diann of Center, Texas.
James K. Smith of Hugo, Oklahoma.

Sisters:
Linda Parr of Bastrop, Texas.
Brenda York and Husband, Robert of Center, Texas.
Marie Perry and Husband, Harry of Joaquin, Texas.
Denice Dement and Husband, Ray Jr. of Crosby, Texas.
Penny Smith of Center, Texas.

Brother- in- Law: Charles W. Rowan of Ingram, Texas.

And numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceded in Death by:  
Parents: Eddie D. Smith Sr. and Edith M. Hammer- Smith,
Brothers: Richard L. Smith and Dwayne Smith 
Sister: Donnie Rowan 
Sister- in- Law: Patricia Smith

There will be a Graveside Service for Rocky on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Ramah Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m.

Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, Texas.

1/25/18

Kenneth Earl Fields, age 58, of Center, TX passed away January 22, 2018 in LSU Shreveport, LA.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM on January 27, 2018 at Abundant Love Ministries with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle officiating with internment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, TX. 

A wake will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on January 26, 2018 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. 

Survived by: 
Sisters - Edna Fields, of Dallas; 
Tina Fields, of Center; 
Cherry Lee, of Corrigan; 
Phyllis Ortiz, of Corrigan; 
Demetris and Marcus Hall, of Lufkin

Brothers - Jesse and Sharonica Fields, of Dallas; 
Milton and Shirly Fields, of Center; 
Cory and Brandi Fields, of Austin; 
Darryl Lynn and Sonya Fields, of Austin

Step-Sons - Jason McCollister, of Center, and Brandon McCollister, of Center

And Friend, Sheila McCollister, of Center

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home

1/25/18

Lonnie B. Crockett, age 64, of San Augustine, TX passed away January 15, 2018 in Houston.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on January 27, 2018 at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. A. J. Collins officiating with internment to follow at Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine, TX.

A wake will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on January 26, 2018 at True Vine Baptist Church of San Augustine. 

Survived by: 
Daughter - Linda Bell, of Nacogdoches

Son - Sheldon Crockett, of San Augustine

Sisters - LueVenia Barnes, of San Augustine; 
Velma Cartwright, of San Augustine; 
Iva Nell Simmons, of Geneva, TX; 
Lovie C Boyd, of Gloster, LA

Brothers - Leroy Crockett, of Center; 
James Crockett, of Sexton, TX

Along with 7 Grand Children

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home

1/22/2018

William Travis Risinger, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away on January 22, 2018 in Shelbyville. He was born on May 7, 1930 in Dunnigan to Grover Cleveland Risinger and Roxy Cox Risinger. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Ballard officiating. A military graveside will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Travis grew up in the East Hamilton community and made his home there throughout his life. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He spent four years in the military before settling back into Shelby County. Simply put, Travis was a hard worker. He was not afraid of getting his hands dirty and made sure to put full effort in to every task he was presented with. Family was also important to Travis, and he took great care of them and their needs. While he did spend lots of time working, he always made a point to take a step back and enjoy life. He loved to fish. Those peaceful moments on the water were opportunities to catch up with God and with family who joined him. Travis really liked to talk, and it was guaranteed he would never meet a stranger. He had a kind soul that drew others to him and people found peace in his presence. His laughter, conversation, and love will be missed dearly by those who knew him. Travis was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

Survived by: 

Grandson, Lee Risinger of Shelbyville

Nieces:
Debbie Cooper McHugh and husband, Timmy of Highlands
Becky Byley and husband, Roy of Woodville
Pam Cooper Toney and husband, Rorey of Orange

Nephews:
Doyle Miller and wife, Annie of Shelbyville
James Ray Risinger and wife, Mary Kay of Shelbyville
Paul Gene Risinger and wife, Sandra of Shelbyville

Numerous great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of other family and friends; and special friend, Nell Polley.

He is preceded in death by:
Wife, Clara Mae Stanley Risinger
Parents, Grover and Roxy Risinger
Son, Ricky Lynn Risinger
Brother and sister- in-law, Nathan and Winnie Risinger
Sister, Evie Lou Miller
Brother-in-law and sister-in law, Earl and Ruth Cooper
Brother-in-law, Robert L. Stanley

Pallbearers will be James “Tater” Cox, Dudley Cox, James Ray Risinger, Doyle Miller, Timmy McHugh, Jimmy McHugh, Rory Risinger and Daniel McLemore.
Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Cox and Robert Risinger. 

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

01/23/2018

James H. (Jim) Neel, Sr., age 86, died peacefully at his Houston home on January 17, 2018. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jim leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Marion Sowell Neel, a graduate from Palestine High 1953. 

Jim was a 1949 graduate of Timpson High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Korean War and was a member of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Select Crew from 1950-54 flying 210 missions. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He built rice mills in Latin America and after was acting assistant manager of Uncle Ben’s and Blue Ribbon Rice Mills in Houston. He held parboiled patents. The largest mill was in Guatemala City and is still operating today. Jim was also involved in the construction and design of oil and gas rigs worldwide for 46 years.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Palestine City Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home in Palestine (903)731-4444. Memorial services in Houston to be announced at a later date.

Please send condolences to richandmarianeel@yahoo.com or by phone (713)774-0377.

Memorials may be made to James H. Neel (Jim) and Marion Sowell Neel (UT Bachelor of Music 1956) UT Scholarship Fund, mailed to The University of Texas, PO Box 7458, Austin, TX 78713-7438 or go to online giving.UTexas.edu. and click on make a gift to U.T.

1/21/2018

Mr. William “W M” Lane, age 98, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Lane passed away on January 20, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment to follow at Lane Town Cemetery with Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel. 

Survivors are:
Wife: Gertrude Lane of San Augustine, Texas

Son: Alfred Ray Lane of Houston, Texas

5 Grand Children and 8 Great-Grandchildren 

Sister-in-law: Myrtle Harris of Houston, Texas

Cousins:
Lela Mae Teel of San Augustine, Texas
Ozell Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

1/21/2018

Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Ronnie Luman and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Cougler was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Mrs. Cougler was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Husband: Everett Cougler of Center, Texas

Children:
Brandon Barbee and wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas
Amber Barbee and fiancé, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas

Step Children:
Kurtis Cougler and fiancé, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas
Lucas Cougler and wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Connor Lovell Barbee
Phoenix Cougler

Brothers and Sisters:
John T. Barbee and wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas
Denel Ray Barbee and wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas
Donald Bryant Barbee and wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas
Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas
JoAnn Rushing and husband, Bill, of Center, Texas
Ronda Sue Holloway and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas
Carolyn Inez Harkness and husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas

Special Friend: Hazel McKenzie

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee
Brothers: William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.
Sister: Beverly Ann Walker

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Derek Barbee, Coby Barbee, Adam Barbee, Josh Barbee, Colton Davis and Corbyn Olivas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Olivas, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Corey Holloway.

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

1/20/2018

Don Hooper, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mardy Guidry officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Hooper was born December 15, 1937, in Shelby County, to Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper. Some of the many things he enjoyed doing with his family were fishing, gardening and raising all types of animals with the grandchildren where they learned so many valuable lessons about life they will pass on, as his grandchildren were his greatest blessings. Mr. Hooper was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Anjanette Dunn and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Darrell Fanguy and wife, Toshana, of Pensacola, Florida
Connie Lengl of Gary, Texas
Mike Lengl and wife, Mitzi, of Center, Texas
Jeff Lengl of Nacogdoches, Texas
J. J. Fanguy and wife, Michelle, of Timpson, Texas
Joe Hooper of Longview, Texas

Grandchildren:
Crystal Lengl Landon
Fallon Lengl
Nic Lengl
Luke Lengl
Lauren Lengl Young
Faith Lengl
Christopher Lengl
Lee Austin Fitzgerald
Zach Fitzgerald
Tori Fanguy
Taylor Fanguy
Dustin Fanguy
Shyanna Fanguy
Alyssa Fanguy
Darrell Jon Fanguy
Hayleigh Caston
Daylon Dunn
Delaney Dunn

Great-Grandchildren:
Alexis Lengl
Kenna Landon
Bentley Fanguy
Ethan Fitzgerald
Weston Fanguy

Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Hooper and wife, Henry Faye, of Martinsville, Texas
Fred Hooper and wife, Kay, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Pat Newman of Nacogdoches, Texas
Phyllis Powdrill of Nacogdoches, Texas
Kathryn Davis and husband, Dexter, of Center, Texas
Bency Hooper and wife, Connie, of Center, Texas
Becky Goodwin of Moody, Texas

Sisters-in-law:
Ann Hooper of Center, Texas
Kay Hooper of Cushing, Texas

Preceded in death by
Wife: Reba Hooper
Parents: Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper
Brothers: Billy Hooper, Jerry Hooper, Larry Hooper

Pallbearers will be Buddy Jones, Javey Jamison, Nathan Shofner, Junior Dean, Todd Clark, Charles Bloodgood.

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

01/20/2018

Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Benny Anglin officiating. A military honors service will also be held under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Duke was born December 29, 1936, in Franklin, to Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Word of Life Church in Carthage.

He is survived by:

Wife: Ruth Duke of Carthage, Texas

Children:
Gwendolyn Stewart of Laytonville, California
Patricia Whittington of Greenwood, Louisiana
Gail Patterson of Fort Worth, Texas
Crystal Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Allen Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Arty Schultz of Tomball, Texas

Grandchildren:
Angela Patterson
Delmar Aguilar
Kynadee Duke
Dallas Duke
Emily Stewart
Konner Barber
Kamran Barber
Christopher Schultz

10 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Sonya Suggs of Jewett, Texas

Brothers:
Jerry Duke of Jewett, Texas
Tommie Duke of Nacogdoches, Texas
Larry Duke of Groesbeck, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke
Sister: Jackie King

Pallbearers will be Lee Hoell, Jonathan Martin, Ray Brown, Michael Patterson, Terry Scull and Drew Scull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or Mission Carthage (PO Box 1208, Carthage, Texas 75633).

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

1/20/2018
Agnes Peddy Parker, 100, of Lufkin, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Lufkin.
 
Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, immediately prior to the funeral.  Burial will follow the service at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.
 
Mrs. Parker was born on July 24, 1917 to Walter C. and Ollie Pou Peddy, near Tenaha, Texas.  She was the middle child of five children. A few short days after her high school graduation, Agnes married the love of her life, John Benford (Ben) Parker. Together, they raised two daughters, Carolyn and Sandra (“Sissy”).
 
Although she spent most of her life as a homemaker, she also served as a bookkeeper for Ben’s service station. Agnes was an excellent seamstress, and a fabulous cook. Each Sunday during football season, you could find Agnes watching and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. She had been a fan since the team’s inception. For her 100th birthday, the Dallas Cowboys organization gifted her with autographed photos of both the team and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
 
Mrs. Parker is survived by five generations of family: 
Her daughter: Sandra Gardner and husband, Frank Gardner of Katy, Texas

Son-in-law: Bob Almand of Lufkin, Texas
 
Grandchildren also survive her: 
Scott Almand of Lufkin, Texas
Tim Almand and wife, Tammy, of Lufkin, Texas
Angela Gardner Mills and husband, Mark, of Katy, Texas
Ted Gardner and wife, Marianne, of Houston, Texas 
 
She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren:
Casi Almand Burchinal and husband, Skyler, of Paris, Texas
Cody Almand and wife, Mary, of Lufkin, Texas
Micah Mills and Emily Mills, of Katy, Texas
Ben Gardner
Luke Gardner and Kate Gardner, of Houston, Texas
 
Agnes was also blessed with three great-great-grandchildren: 
Addisyn Burchinal of Paris, Texas
Alyvia Burchinal of Paris, Texas
Avery Burchinal of Paris, Texas
 
She is also survived by two brothers:
Walter Peddy and wife, Jean, of Tenaha, Texas
Julian Peddy, and wife Elaine, of Tenaha, Texas
 
As well as a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Parker, daughter, Carolyn Almand, a brother, Jennings Peddy, sister, Inez Peddy Pool, and sisters-in-law, Faye Peddy and Helen Peddy, and brother-in-law, Lewis Pool.
 
Pallbearers are Bob Peddy, George Peddy, Cody Almand, Skyler Burchinal, Terry Scull, and Frank Kilpatrick.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

1/20/2018

James Richard Hale, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Jeff Headrick and Bro. Dennis Owens officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hale was born February 16, 1943, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale.  He served in the United States Army National Guard, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  Mr. Hale later became a teacher, where he taught 8th grade English at Hemphill Middle School.  During his free time, Mr. Hale enjoyed golfing and watching Dallas Cowboy football.  He was member of Faith Alive Church in San Augustine, where he enjoyed sharing his Bible knowledge through various Bible study classes.

He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Coons Hale of Patroon, Texas

Daughters:
Pamela Hale and husband, Dan Sabath, of Seattle, Washington
Beverly Carter of Katy, Texas
Melody Bierwirth and husband, Rich, of Brighton, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Britney Van Antwerp of Holland, Michigan
Muriel Albright of Brighton, Tennessee
Michael Carter of Houston, Texas
Taylor Eilers of Sydney, Australia
Zachary Carter of Katy, Texas
Ryan Bierwirth of Brighton, Tennessee
Callie Sabath of Seattle, Washington

Great-Grandson: John Thomas Albright of Brighton, Tennessee

Sister: Donna Riley of Cleveland, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of golfing buddies and friends

Preceded in death by
Granddaughter: Sarah Emmaline Adame
Parents: Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale
Sisters: Betty Risinger, Sue Hale
Brother: Bobby Hale
Mother-in-law: Virgie Coons

Pallbearers will be Jerry Price, Larry Ferguson, John Underwood, Michael Carter, Zachary Carter and Mike Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Van Antwerp and Ryan Bierwirth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Faith Alive Church Building Fund, 1013 FM 1277, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

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

 

01/19/2018

A D Whittington, 64, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 18, 2018 in Timpson, Texas. Born March 20, 1953, A D is the son of the late Robert and Hazel (Miller) Whittington. Visitation will be held 10AM – 12PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 4417 CR 4054, Timpson, Texas.

A D was a friend of many in Timpson. You could always find him socializing at Timpson Quick Stop. He enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends. 

Mr. Whittington is survived by:

Daughters:
Gena Littlejohn
Christy Whittington

Brother, Tony Whittington and wife Pat

Sisters:
Martha Gilbert and husband Richard
Maxine Whittington
Robbie Whittington
Delmar Wallace

7 grandchildren

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

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.

1/19/2018

Bobbie Rhea Clark Mayes was born February 27, 1929 in Beaumont, Texas to Herbert Rhea Clark ad Nancy Barbara Hatchell Clark. She entered into rest on January 18, 2018 in Garrison, Texas

Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be 12:00 to 1:00 before service, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughters:  
Diane Lawrence of Garrison, Texas
Louise Whitesell & husband Alan of Maricopa, AZ.

7 Grandchildren
23 Great-Grandchildren
1 Great-Great-Grandchild

Sister-In-Law: Sissy C lark of Lumberton, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Herbert Rhea Clark and Nancy Barbara Hatchell
Sister: Barbara Falke
Brother: Herbert Clark
Husband: Thomas A Mayes

1/19/18

Mavis Elliott, 88, of Huxley, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Shelby County to L.D. “Huey” Risinger and Ruth Armstreet Risinger. Funeral services for Mavis will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Windham, Bro. Bobby Warr, and Lynn Raymond officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Mangum Funeral Home Stateroom. 

Mavis grew up in the Dunnigan Community. She worked as a poultry inspector for USDA, but spent her most valuable hours loving and caring for her family. Mavis loved to quilt and crochet whenever she was able. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. 

Survived by:
Son - Willis “Puncho” Elliott and wife, Becky of Huxley

Grandchild - Michael Pate Elliott of Huxley

Sister - Mary Barker of Dallas

Sisters-in-law - Louise Risinger of Mauriceville; Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law - Paul Bando of West Orange

Special caregivers - Lacy Sholar and Lucille Smith

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceded in death by: 
Husband - Willis Harlon “Pate” Elliott
Parents - L.D. “Huey” and Ruth Risinger
Sisters - Macy Perry and Wanda Bando
Brother - Bacil Risinger, Sr.
Brothers-in-law - Douglas Perry, Marvin Barker, Bowser Hendricks, and Herbert Elliott
Sister-in-law - Connie Hendricks

Pallbearers are Craig Hendricks, Ron Hendricks, Seth Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, Jon Jones and Jared Jones.

Honorary pallbearers are Prentice Hendricks, Verbon Hendricks, Craig Jones, Aubrey Gene Elliott, Luke Hendricks, Sawyer Hendricks, Bacil Risinger, Jr., Matt Risinger and Ronnie Youngblood. 

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

1/18/18

Paul Fredrick Erwin, of Texarkana, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Born September 6, 1923, he was the second of five children born to James Arthur and Ruby Emma Erwin of Tenaha, Texas.

Paul was a 1942 graduate of Tenaha High School and a proud member of the undefeated Tenaha Tigers football bi-district championship team his senior year. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1943, he moved to Houston where he met his future bride while attending the University of Houston.

Paul married Frances Florrow in May 1945 and eventually moved to Fort Worth where they reared their two sons.  Paul owned and operated a successful automotive repair business.  He and Frances moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1979 where he worked for Orr Chevrolet until his retirement.

Paul was a master gardener who loved sharing gardening tips with friends and family.  He was a voracious reader with a near-photographic memory and could speak intelligently on just about any subject.  He was an avid sports fan who could quote player and team histories and stats like a pro.  His quick wit and mischievous sense of humor kept family and friends laughing - and sometimes groaning - and his stories were legend.   

Paul is survived by his sons, Don Erwin (Jacqueline) of Russellville, AR and Artie Erwin (Yvonne) of Texarkana; grandchildren Andrew Erwin (Betsy) of Jersey City, NJ; Micah Erwin (Michelle) of Elgin, TX; Susanna Aich (Rick) of Little Rock, AR; Mason Erwin (Kim) of Chambersburg, PA; Keri Warren (Brad) and Stacy Powell (Kim) of Texarkana; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Jack Erwin (Alma) of Liberty, TX; sister Betty Jean Childress of Joaquin, TX; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances Florrow Erwin, brother James Erwin, and sister, Iris Woosley, 

Funeral service will be 2 P.M.  Saturday, January 20, 2018 at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane with Mr. Patrick Cannon officiating. Private burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.   

Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. Saturday prior to the funeral service.  

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com

01/18/2018

Robert Olen Hensarling, 81, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in San Augustine. He was born on October 11, 1936 in San Augustine to Joseph Ralph Hensarling and Versie Ellen Hook Hensarling. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine. 

Robert was raised in the Goodwin Community. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served two years before returning home. Robert treasured his precious moments spent with his grandsons. He also loved playing dominoes or just sitting around and talking with friends and family. 

Robert is survived by his sons, Kevin Hensarling and wife, Debra Ann of Palestine and Craig Hensarling of Houston; brothers, Kenneth Bryan Hensarling and wife, Janice of Blackjack and Vernon Ralph Hensarling and wife, Joyce of Sugarland; and grandchildren, Charles Joseph Hensarling, James Robert Hensarling, Joshua Hensarling, and Greg Hall. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Versie Hensarling; daughter, Susan Renee Hensarling; and four sisters.

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

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