11/6/2018

Octavian Burrell, age 20, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 due to an automobile accident. He was born November 28, 1997. Octavian graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2016 and played football for the Bethel University Wildcats, Tennessee from 2016-2018.

Funeral service is 1pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment is at Lane Town Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Teel officiating.

Visitation will be announced at a later date.

He is survived by:

Parents:
Shelly Ann Haskins (Linnie) of San Augustine, Texas
J. R. Burrell of Lufkin, Texas

Brothers:
Steve Burrell of San Augustine, Texas
Tyrone Burrell of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Paula Sandle (John) of Houston, Texas
Melissa Burrell of Lufkin, Texas
Ashlye Taylor (JaDarian) of San Augustine, Texas

A host of other relatives and friends.

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

11/05/2018

Willie B. Allen (92) of Center, Texas died Saturday November 3, 2018 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St John Baptist Church in the Africa Community at 11:00am. Mrs. Allen was born on December 29, 1925. Rev. C. R. Williams Sr. will be the Eulogist.

Mrs. Allen is survived by:

Son: Elvin Allen Jr (Edwena) of Ft. Worth, Texas 
Daughter: Emelda Allen, Thomas (Michael) of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Christopher D. Roberts of Nacogdoches, Texas; Maraino F. Polley (Triquina) of Center, Texas; Amanda N. Lindsey of Carthage, Texas; and Andrew L. Lindsey II of Waco, Texas

Great-Grandchildren: Ce’Kyia Montgomery, Kadence Polley, and Madilyn Polley

Special Niece: Gaynell Holman of Pineland, Texas

Visitation: Friday, November 9, 2018, from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel (804 Martin Luther King Drive)

Committal: St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas

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

11/1/2018

Charles Morris Perkins, 91, of Timpson, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born December 7, 1926, in Redland, Texas to the late John Lester and Irene Elizabeth (Burnett) Perkins.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Matt Cecil and Jean Ferrero officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Timpson,Texas.  

Morris was born and raised in Redland, Texas.  After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marines and served his country for several years.  When he returned from service, Morris attended Stephen F. Austin State University, achieving a Masters Degree in History and Geography.  He met the love of his life, Peggy Julian, and the two were married on February 23, 1951, spending more than 67  wonderful years together.  

He spent over 37 years in the teaching and administrative role in the Port Neches Independent school system. Morris enjoyed spending time on the farm while his health would allow, geneology, church choir, poetry, and traveling whenever possible.  He was a member of the PTA, NEA, Toastmaster, Fun Travelers, and Rotary Club.  Morris was an active member of First United Methodist Church Timpson.  

Morris is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Julian Perkins; sons, David Burnett Perkins and wife Michelle, James Calvin Perkins, William Hardin Perkins; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Johnathon Perkins, Hannah Perkins, Phillip Perkins; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Lester and Irene Elizabeth (Burnett) Perkins; son, Phillip Julian Perkins; and seven siblings.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org, Methodist Children’s Home, www.mch.org/donate/, or the Salvation Army,  www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/.

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.

11/1/2018

Mr. Maurice Jackson, 80, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Jackson passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 2pm at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment to follow at Haley Bush Cemetery with Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating.

Visitation will be held the day of the service at Garner and Son Chapel from 8:30pm until 12:30pm at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church from 1pm until service time. 

Survivors include:

Wife: Lois Ray Jones of San Augustine, Texas

Sons: 
Lenard Jackson (Pamela) of San Augustine, Texas
Robert Jackson (Alice Holmes) of San Augustine, Texas
Mark Anthony Jones (KK Bates Jones) of Lufkin, Texas

Grandchildren: 4 Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Dennis “Nick” Jackson of San Augustine, Texas

Sister: Mozell Smith of Center, Texas

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

10/30/2018

James Saul Cunningham, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  

Mr. Cunningham was born May 14, 1947, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to James Joseph Cunningham and Nidia Wiscovich Cunningham. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968. Mr. Cunningham was a member of VFW Post #8904, Texas A&M Century Club, and St. John Episcopal Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Pam Cunningham of Joaquin

Children:
Richard Shafer of Center
Christopher Shafer of Joaquin
Jon Cunningham of St. Paul, Minnesota
Joe Cunningham of St. Paul, Minnesota

Grandchildren:
Cameron Shafer
Cyler Shafer

Brother: Bruce Cunningham and wife, Peggy, of Friendswood

Sisters:
Sigrid Stubner and husband, David, of Houston
Dee Dee Cunningham of Baytown

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Joseph Cunningham and Nidia Wiscovich Cunningham

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, by phone 855.448.3997, or by mail PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

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

10/30/2018

In loving memory of Dave Edward DuBose Sr.

It is with great sadness that the family of Dave Edward DuBose Sr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on October 28th, 2018 at the age of 85 years. 

Dave was born March 6, 1933, in Panola County, to Jennings Osward DuBose and Reba Rae Ware DuBose. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Tacoma, Washington Masonic Lodge #350 and First Baptist Church, Jacinto City. 

Dave will be lovingly remembered by his surviving family: wife of 65 years, Dorothy Jean Crow DuBose; 3 children, Dave Edward “Crockett” DuBose Jr., Darla DuBose Janik, Carla DuBose LeBlanc and their spouses, Tammy DuBose and John Janik; 7 Grandchildren, Carly, Drew, Beau, Connor, Shae, Dalton and Carson; 5 Great grandchildren, Mary Milum and Rush DuBose, Layne and Abygail, and Kaydence Dugan.

He will also be fondly remembered by his remaining 2 brothers, Ben and Ray DuBose; 1 sister, Martha Anthony Byrd (Sissy); Sisters-in-law, Helen and Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews; relatives and friends. 

He was pre-deceased by his beloved Father, Jennings Osward DuBose; and Mother, Reba Rae Ware DuBose; brothers: Jennings, Bryan, Bill, and Baby J.O.; sisters: Claudia Harper, Jean Ballard, and Mary Sue Chereene; as well as their respective spouses and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Nov. 2, 2018 at Woods United Methodist Church, 383 CR 425, Tenaha, TX 75974 in Woods Community, Panola County.

Graveside service in honor of Dave will follow at 12:00 noon at Woods Cemetery with Bro. Mac Anthony officiating the service. 

Post reception, with lunch provided, to be held at the Woods United Methodist Church fellowship hall. 

Pallbearers will be Mr. DuBose’s grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Ballard, Raymond Harper, Chuck DuBose, Dwayne Land and John Janik. 

While flowers/plants are appreciated, those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Dave to Woods Cemetery Fund or to Woods United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Tenaha, Texas 75974-0258.

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

10/30/2018

John H. Elms, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Friday, November 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. A private family interment will follow. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1pm.

He is survived by

Wife: Anna Ruth Elms of Joaquin

Children:
Judith Kull and husband, Roger, of Cave Creek, Arizona 
Rick Elms and wife, Brenda, of Joaquin

6 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by Son: Johnny Elms

Parents: Randol E. Elms and Virl M. Hulsey Elms Brother: Thomas Elms

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/

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

10/28/2018

David Larry Hodges, 63, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Hodges was born July 1, 1955, in Shelbyville, to Willie Hodges and Marie Cooper Hodges.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing and archaeology.  Mr. Hodges loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by
Wife: Joanne Hodges 

Children:
Brandi Hodges

Stepchildren:
Jessica Choat and husband, Kerry
Michael Collins and wife, Jenny
Tiffany Thompson and husband, Brandon

Grandchildren:
Tre Sims
Trent Sims
Trace Sims
Trinity Sims
Taylor Balliett 
Kaitlyn Balliett
Jesse McPherson
Hunter Collins
Aidan Thompson

Great-Granddaughter: Magnolia Balliett

Brothers: 
Charles Hodges and wife, Judy
Robert “Sheep Dog” Smith

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie Hodges and Marie Cooper Hodges
Brothers: Johnny Hodges, Waymon Hodges

Pallbearers will be Sheep Dog, Mark Hodges, Tre Sims, Michael Collins, Kerry Choat and Kerry Lucas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hodges, Paul Wright, Jesse McPherson and Jessie Ramey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brandi Hodges for Project Cemetery, 1433 Holly Drive, Center, Texas 75935.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

10/25/2018

Belinda Rene Adams, 38 of Center, passed away Wednesday in Carthage, Texas.

Funeral service is at 2pm Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Abundant Love Ministries, Center, Texas. Interment is at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Pastor Marlon Cloudy, Sr. Officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter: DoKawa Washington of Carthage

Father: Bryan Adams, Sr. of Floresville, TX

Mother: Linda Riggans of Carthage

Grandmother: Josephine Moore of Nacogdoches

Brother: Bryan Adams, Jr. of Tenaha

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

10/24/2018

Kenneth Risinger, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in Benton, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Risinger was born May 5, 1947, in Center, to Ross Risinger and Laverne Wilburn Risinger. 

He is survived by
Children:
Dejuana Risinger and partner, Tiffany Zachary
Clinton Risinger and wife, Brenda

Stepchildren:
Brent Risinger and wife, Valerie
Chasity Beam and husband, Shawn

Grandchildren:
Colton Risinger
Heaven-Lei Herrera
Rachel Miller
Andrew Risinger
Trey Addison
Nicky Pugh
Jessica Vaughn
Matthew Risinger

8 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Evonne Smith and husband, Roy

Brother-in-law: Kester Bass

Sister-in-law: Hazel Risinger

Preceded in death by
Wife: Julie Risinger
Wife: June Dobos
Parents: Ross Risinger and Laverne Wilburn Risinger
Brother: Butch Risinger
Sister: Merle Bass

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

10/24/2018

Maryiln Lynn Ross Dickinson, 46, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Rob Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Dickinson was born October 29, 1971, in Carthage, to M.L. Ross and Orlene Selph Ross. She loved shopping and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Billy Dickinson

Mother: Orlene Ross

Brothers:
Bobby Sides and wife, Kimberly
Mark Sides and wife, Jeri

Nieces and Nephews:
Leanna Sides
Ethan Sides 
Kelly Sides

Uncles and Aunts:
Sonny and Carol Selph
Philip and Denise Ross
Sandra and Tommy Raska
Myrle and Tammy McCullough

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Glen and Linda Hutto

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: M.L. Ross
Grandparents: Orda and Christine Selph, Minden and Laura Ross
Uncles: Chuck, Troy, Jimmy, and Joe Ross

Pallbearers will be David Head, Andrew Williams, John Sanchez, Adrian Allen, Jimmy Welch and Charles Adamcyrk. 

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

10/24/2018

Gene Hudman, 89, of Timpson, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Born March 25, 1929, in Caledonia, Texas to the late Ernest and Ethel (Taylor) Hudman.

Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9AM – 11AM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson,Texas. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

Gene was born and raised in Rusk County near Caledonia. After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, he entered the United States Armed Forces serving his great country. Gene met the love of his life, Eloise Mills, and the two were married in 1950, together spending more than 68 wonderful years together. Gene was a very kind, loving man. He devoted lots of his time to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Whether it was watching them under the Friday night lights march or play football he was always present. He enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He was a very kind, loving man, helping lots of folks throughout the years. If Gene told you something, it was going to be just that. His word was worth everything. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was fishing, or tending to his cows. One of his favorites was giving out Georges, $1 bills, to the children whom he thought so much of and loved dearly. 

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Eloise Mills Hudman; daughters, Marianne Hancock and husband Huey, Melanie Rader and husband Jim; grandchildren, Philip Hudman, Stephen Hancock and wife Ginny, Justin Hancock and wife Laura, Jennifer Hudman, Adam Hudman, Kaylie Rader, Kaela Hudman, Kristyn Rader; great granchildren, Samuel Hancock, Dallas Messer, Madalyn Hancock, Abigail Hancock, Bryce Hancock; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ethel Taylor Hudman; son, Donald Gene Hudman; grandson, Andrew Hancock; brothers, Harvey Hudman, Barna Hudman, Troy Hudman, Noble Hudman, Claude Hudman, Adrian Hudman, Billy Joe Hudman; sisters, Madge Acrey, and Marie Nix.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, Building Fund, P. O. Box 839, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

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.

10/18/2018

Bryan Wade Bowlin, 60, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Bowlin was born December 8, 1957, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Benjamin Morris Bowlin Jr. and Frances Ware Bowlin. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Bowlin was a member of the United States Parachutist Association and Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737.

He is survived by
Wife: Terry Lynn Bowlin of Tenaha

Children:
Emily Anne Lemoine and husband, Joseph Rock, of Tenaha
Benjamin Wade Bowlin and wife, Tamra Ashlee, of Porter

Grandson: Jaxson Rock Lemoine

Grandson to be: Benjamin Bryson Bowlin

Mother: Frances Bowlin of Gary

Sister: Beverly Martin and husband, Keith, of Tenaha

Nieces:
Krystal Martin of Chandler
Kaylan Martin of McPherson, Kansas
Kelly Cooper and husband, Jacob, of Sardis

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Benjamin Morris Bowlin Jr.
Brother: Benjamin Lamar Bowlin

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

10/22/2018

Oneil Stewart, 84, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Bro. Paul Heuermann officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Stewart was born November 4, 1933, in Corrigan, to General Stewart and Hazel Cook Stewart.  He served in the United States Navy.  Mr. Stewart was a member of Gideon’s International and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.  

He is survived by
Wife: Jo Ann Kirkley Stewart of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Carol Ann Stanaland and husband, Porter, of Nacogdoches
Nell Edds and husband, Eddie, of Nacogdoches

Son:
Douglas Lonnie Stewart and wife, Jessica, of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Michael Stanaland and wife, Dayna
Mandi Whitworth and husband, Billy
Matthew Stanaland
Kymberly Tubbe and husband, Casey
Travis Edds and wife, Nikki
Colton Stewart 
Savannah Stewart
Birgle “Buddy” Eason
Kylie Rodgers

Great Grandchildren:
Hayli, Madison, Lilly Stanaland
Amy, Callie, Emma Whitworth
Aubrey, Kason, Haylen, Andi Stanaland
Kaden Beavers
Harlyn Edds
Logan Tubbe

Brothers:
Harold Stewart and wife, Cheryl
Gary Stewart and wife, Sharon

Sisters:
Naomi Steinmentz
Geneva Jones
Beckie Quinn and husband, Lloyd
Diane Hughes and husband, Ronnie
Deb Moore and husband, Weldon

Preceded in death by
Parents: General Stewart and Hazel Cook Stewart
Brother: Donald Stewart
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Lonnie & Lida Kirkley
Brothers-in-law: Monroe Jones, Roy Mosbey, Jerry Steinmentz
Sister-in-law and husband: Jean and Charles Wright

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, 903 CR 141, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965.

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

10/22/2018

William “Wolf” Magness, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in the Weaver Community of Shelby County. 

William “Wolf” Magness was born in Center, Texas, on January 26, 1948, to Fred and Inez Magness. He was raised in Timpson, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1966. In 1979, he married Ann Crawford Magness. He worked as a drywall finish contractor. His hobbies included reading and gardening. Always planting a very large garden, he generously shared his produce with his family and friends. If you really knew him, you knew the nuances of his personality that really made him who he was. He could tell a joke in such a way you knew he wouldn’t mess up the punchline. He’d start telling you something and have you going for a while before you realized he was just pulling your leg. Even in his sickest final days in the hospital, he still picked with the nurses and staff and his sense of humor shone through his pain. Whatever name you knew him by, and he seemed to go by many—Wolf, Freddy or Bill—you knew he was a good man with a great sense of humor. He could carry on conversation with just about anybody, and he was a good storyteller. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Jacob (who he called Bullet), who he loved to take on rides in the pasture to set and check hog traps.

He is survived by
Wife: Ann Magness of Center

Daughter: Karen Moss and husband, Eric, of Center

Grandson: Jacob “Bullet” Moss

Sisters:
Janelle Barrett and husband, Jim, of Timpson
Kay Brunt and husband, Joe, of College Station
Kathy Grigsby and husband, Charles, of Timpson
Kristi DeNardo and husband, Patrick, of Richmond

Aunt: Virginia Frazier and husband, Bobby, of Longview

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Fred H. Magness and Inez Bates Magness
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Cecil and Annis Crawford

Pallbearers will be Rocky Brunt, Greg Brunt, John Grigsby, Trey Little, Truit Whittley and Austin Lucas. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Brunt, Claude Lucas and Herbert Daw.

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

10/22/2018

Randy Ted Hatfield, 62, of Center, Texas, passed away on October 20, 2018 in Center TX. He was born on November 5, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas to William Douglas Lawson and Hazel Marie Hatfield Lawson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

He is survived by:

Children:
Mhandi Marie Hatfield
Rhandi Jo Hatfield
Matthew Ted Hatfield
Shannon Michael
Brent Allen

Grandchildren:
Isabella JoLynn Hatfield
Amerie Jayce Hatfield
Julian Michael Hatfield

Brothers and sisters:
Jack Lawson
Doug Lawson
William Lawson
Rebecca Williams
Tracy Lawson

Randy was a very simple man who loved spending time at the beach camping out, riding motorcycles and living life. His true love was Sofi Hatfield, his beloved Labrador retriever, she could always bring a smile to his face. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Hazel Lawson and brothers, Leonard Lawson and Marty Lawson.

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.

10/21/2018

Linda Milford Askins, 74, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.  Funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Corinth Baptist Church, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Born November 22, 1943, in Houston, Texas to the late Arthur and Emma (Ramsey) Milford.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 2PM until service time at Corinth Church, Timpson, Texas.

Linda was born in Houston, Texas, on November 22, 1943, moved to Timpson in the Shady Grove Community and attended Timpson ISD until 1960. She later earned her GED at Kilgore College. During many adult years spent in Longview, she used her nurturing nature to be a caregiver for numerous people. She and her clients traveled extensively throughout the United States.

Linda lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting and visiting with friends, spending time with family, cooking, and indulging in her passion for collecting many things, including jewelry, angels, glassware, and attending her church, Good Hope Baptist Church.

Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Askins; children, Marty Hudson, Tammy Hudson Marlowe, Jeff Hudson; grandchildren, Morgan Hudson, Paige Hudson, Gunnar Hudson, Gavin Hudson, Chris Herrin, David Williams Jr., Douglas Williams, Ciara Brannon and husband Jackson, Blake Hudson and wife Handa; great grandchildren, Harley Herrin, Coy Hudson, Cason Johnson, Trip Herrin, Cody Cash Herrin, Raelynn Nutter; brother in law, Ken Ramsey; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Emma Milford; sister, Judy Ramsey; brother, James Harold Milford and wife Jean; and grandson, Cody Herrin.

Special thanks to Karla Stanfield and Rhonda Morgan for their caring for Mrs. Askins during this time.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

10/20/2018

Funeral service for Betty Sue Duke, 72, of Timpson, Texas will be held at  2PM on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Levi Cohorst and Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will be on Saturday October, 20, 2018 from 5PM – 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Mrs. Duke passed away on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  Born, December 10, 1945, in Center, Texas to the late Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola (Wilkinson) Flournoy.

Betty grew up in a very large family. One of ten children, she and her family moved a lot during her childhood before settling in Timpson where she graduated from Timpson High School Class of 1964. She met George when they were both young and knew that he was a God send for her life. The two were married on June 27, 1970 and have remained faithful to the vows they promised, “For better or worse, in sickness and in health.” The journey together over the years was not always easy, but with God at the forefront, the two were able to face every joy, every challenge and every day with strength and courage. Betty never met a stranger. Her sense of humor always kept people laughing and was a warm welcome to anyone who knew her. Her favorite hobby was reading. She always looked forward to new books making their way into the library because she had pretty much read all of the other books. More than anything, Betty treasured each and every second spent with her grandchildren. They were the lights of her life and brought so much joy to her. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. 

Betty had a long and strenuous battle with cancer. Although many days were difficult, she and her family drew closer to God for His strength, guidance and understanding until the moment He called her home. Her life has been a true example of Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” 

Betty is survived by:
Her husband: George Duke

Son: Jacob Duke

Daughter: Donna Duke Jolley and husband Joseph

Brothers: 
Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce
Pete Flournoy and wife Carolyn

Sisters: 
Katie Purdy 
Weeda Lowry
Sarah Lewis and husband John
Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie

Grandchildren: 
Sara Duke
Seth Duke
Jaxton Jolley
Shyloh Jolley

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

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola (Wilkinson) Flournoy; brothers, Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy, Paul Flournoy.

Special thanks to Rachel and Ronnie Brannon for opening their home to the Duke family during Betty’s stay in the hospital in Longview, and spending much time with her during her stay.  

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to Taylor Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

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.

10/18/2018

Kimberly Ann Parma Harville, 52, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Kimberly was born June 3, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Johnnie Parma and Mary Rogers Parma. She graduated from Joaquin High School in 1984 and went on to further her education at Panola College. Kimberly was a chicken and cattle farmer. Her hobbies included restoring furniture, shopping for antiques, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Blake Harville of Joaquin, Texas
Caleb Harville of Joaquin, Texas

Mother: Mary Parma of Joaquin, Texas

Sisters: 
Jan Wallis of Shreveport, Louisiana
Patty Bays of Shelbyville, Texas

Nieces:
Holly Nichols and husband, Reid, of Joaquin, Texas
Haley Hutchins of Dallas, Texas
Abbey Bays of Shelbyville, Texas

Nephew: Chase Baker of Shreveport, Louisiana

Great-Niece: Ella Nichols of Joaquin, Texas

Great-Nephew: Barrett Nichols of Joaquin, Texas

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Johnnie Parma

Pallbearers will be Chase Baker, Matt Smith, Joey Sonnier, Michael Buckley, Gustavo Bravo, Justin Lewis, Zac Wilson, and Jamie Carroll.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rocky Curry, Brent Andres, Jerry D. McDaniel, and Stevie English.

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

10/18/2018

Joy Aline Wagstaff, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Dreka Pentecostal Church in the Dreka Community of Shelby County with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.

Mrs. Wagstaff was born April 6, 1930, in San Augustine County, to Marion Henley and Ethel Mae Loggins Henley. She enjoyed singing gospel songs, fishing, camping with her husband, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church. 

She is survived by

Children:
Garvis Nell Powell of Center
James “Troupie” Wagstaff and wife, Glenda, of Center
Jeanette Farris of Center
Charlene Sanders and husband, Richard, of Melrose
Gloria Jean Wagstaff of Shelbyville

15 Grandchildren

25 Great-Grandchildren

19 Great-Great-Grandchildren

6 Great-Great-Great-Grandchildren

1 Sister

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Clarence Monroe Wagstaff
Children: Leon “Bo” Monroe Wagstaff, Daniel Wagstaff, Timothy Lee Wagstaff
Great Grandson: Christopher Warren
Parents: Marion Henley and Ethel Mae Loggins Henley
5 Siblings

Pallbearers will be Sonny Lowe, James A. Wagstaff, Randall Keith Wagstaff, Russell Hibbard, Denny Hibbard, James Sanders Jr., Jason Sanders, and Joshua Sanders. Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Lee Wagstaff.

A special thanks to the personnel of Pine Grove Nursing Home and the doctors and staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate care.

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

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