01/03/2019

Elenor Joseph Horton (64) of Center, Texas, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Mr. Horton was born October 4, 1954.

Funeral service is Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church (Highway 87 West), Center, Texas at 3:00pm. Rev. Gary Suell will be officiating. Visitation is at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Committal at Mt Gillion Cemetery and Repass at Mt Gillion Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Elenor Joseph Horton is survived by:

Son and Daughter:
Joseph Shame (Ruth) Horton
Tominika Horton of Houston, Texas

Mother: Josie Horton of Spring, Texas

Brothers:
Edward Earl Horton of Center, Texas
Anthony (Virginia) of Center, Texas
Eric (Shelia) Horton of Houston, Texas
Larry Charles Harris of El Paso, Texas

Sisters:
Pamula Joyce Jones of Houston, Texas
Josie Harper of Spring, Texas
Sharon (Curtis) Hamilton of Center, Texas
 
Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935.

01/02/2019

Rose Mary Andrews Brittain, 89, of Bossier City, Louisiana, formerly of Norfolk, England, passed away on December 28, 2018 in The Woodlands. She was born on September 5, 1929 in England to Arthur Andrews and Audrey Fenn Andrews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

A visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service on Friday, January 4, 2019.

Rose met Hillard Brittain in 1953 when he was in the military and stationed in England. They began a journey that could be called a true love story, were married in June of 1954 and built an amazing and beautiful life together. Rose was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her most treasured moments were spent with her family. To Momo, as her grandkids would call her, family was everything. Rose loved animals, tending to her roses and traveling. She also enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles and reading. The light and love that she brought to her family and friends will be dearly missed. 

Rose is survived by:

Son, Johnny J. Brittain and wife, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana

Daughters:
Sandra Landrum of Spring, Texas
Jan Ayres of England
Norma Terry of Walkersville, Maryland
Sherry Thompson and husband, Robert of Seabrook, Texas

Brother, Norman Andrews of England

Sister, Violet Nancy Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana

Grandchildren: Darlene, Lisa, Jennie, Melissa, Robert, Jennifer, Brandy, Joshua and Johnny

Three step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hillard F. Brittain; parents, Arthur and Audrey Andrews; and brother, George Andrews.

Pallbearers will be Robert E. Thompson, IV, Johnny Brittain, Dale Guara, Ronnie Stegall and Johnny Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a 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.

01/02/2019

Joel Dale Snelson, 72, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, in Garrison, Texas. Born March 22, 1946, in Timpson, Texas to the late Everett and Doris (Stokes) Snelson. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Joel Dale was raised in Garrison, Texas. He was a proud graduate of Garrison High School and joined the United States Army in 1965 proudly serving his great country for over four years. Joel Dale enjoyed fishing. His greatest moments were the times he spent attending events the grandkids had going on. He was an avid football fan, especially a fan of the Garrison Bulldogs, in which he proudly supported. You could frequently find Joel Dale riding the backroads with his best friend-brother, Herb Chatman. They spent lots of time together always enjoying each other’s company. Joel Dale enjoyed scratching lottery tickets. There was something about possibly winning that kept him interested. He was a loving father, brother, friend. Joel Dale was a member of Harvest Point Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Joel Dale is survived by his daughter, Cammy Knight and husband Randy; lifelong friend, Herb Chatman; sisters, Donna Boyett and husband Kenneth, Debbie Snelson; grandchildren, Paytin Dillon, Kalee Sadberry and husband Chris, Karsen Knight, Kollier Knight; great grandchildren, Rylan Knight, Piper Payne, Maddyn Sadberry, and Oaklee Payne; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Snelson Dillon; and parents, Everett and Doris Snelson.

Pallbearers serving are Jim Chatman, Rusty Cook, Kenneth Boyett, Randy Knight, Mark McFadden, and Johnny Edwards.

Honorary pallbearer serving is Herb Chatman.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr, Timpson, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

12/31/2018

Ralph Wilburn, 56, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Shelbyville. He was born on November 29, 1962 in Center, Texas to Kenneth Maurice Wilburn and Katherine Vinie Sherrod Wilburn. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at West Hamilton Cemetery with Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. and Bro. James Eddie Risinger officiating. 

Ralph grew up in Vidor, Texas and graduated from Vidor High School. He was active in the football program while in school and kept a passion for it throughout his life. His favorite team to follow was the Dallas Cowboys. You could call him a true Cowboys fan. Ralph also loved music. He was a talented guitar player and enjoyed singing and playing. Ralph enjoyed singing and playing at East Hamilton Baptist Church where he was a member. He was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. Some of the fondest memories of Ralph were at family reunions. He always looked forward to gathering with extended family to share lots of stories and laughter. His best pals were his two dogs, Little Mama and Rusty. 

Ralph is survived by:

Uncles:
William Wilburn and wife, Mary Ann
Douglas Wilburn
Bobby Wilburn and wife Betty

Aunts:
Edith Risinger
Billie Sue Smith and husband, Delmar
Bonnie Kaemmerling

Niece, April Wilburn

Numerous other cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Lewis Wilburn; parents, Kenneth and Katherine Wilburn; and brother, Randall Wilburn.

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.

12/28/2018

Jimmy Scates, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Michael Brittain officiating. A masonic service will follow under the direction of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97. Interment will be at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Scates was born March 3, 1942, in Center, to Harry D. Scates and Cecil Brittain Scates. He served in the United States Army. His hobbies included hunting and fishing with friends and family. He also enjoyed teaching masonry. Mr. Scates was a Shriner and a member of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97 and Order of Eastern Star. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:

Children:
Randy Scates and wife Tammy of Martinsville
Cindy Eubank and husband David of Center

Grandchildren: Cassidy Scates, Ryan Scates, J.T. Scates, Michelle Scates, Kristy Barrett, Sara Duvall, J.W. Barrett

Great-grandchildren, Gavin Burrous, Jailei Scates, Ashton Furra, William Furra, Abbie Blanton, Joshawa Duvall, Emily Duvall, Bryce Sanders, Aiden Sanders, Mackenzie Barrett

Brothers:
Harry (Bubba) Scates and wife Mary of Center
Jerry Scates and wife Barbara of Center

Special bonus son, David Wilson.

Preceded in death by wife, Betty Lavada Scates; parents, Harry D. Scates and Cecil Brittain Scates; sister, Shirley Arnold; grandson, Jonathan Burrous.

Pallbearers will be Steven Fults, Brandon Jordan, Adam Jernigan, Ron Gililand, Patrick Brittain and O’Brian Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Akridge and Gerald Messer.

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

12/27/2018

Franklin Blackwell, 77, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Robert Strong and Bro. Buddy Strong officiating.  Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Blackwell was born December 30, 1940, in Center, to Herbert Blackwell and Ione Smith Blackwell. For many years, he worked as a contractor.  His hobbies included fishing, listening to gospel music, playing his guitar, and watching a good Dallas Cowboy football game. Mr. Blackwell loved getting together with his family and friends and playing with his dog, Cody. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:
His wife: Delois Blackwell of Nacogdoches

Children: 
James Blackwell of Carthage
Delisa Carroll and husband Randy of Center

Grandchildren: 
Justin Bernal of Denver, Colorado
Thomas Russell and wife Kim of Carthage
Trent Russell and wife Hailey of Martinsville

Great-grandchildren:
Cameron
Lexi
Lani
Zane
Kagen
Daxton

A host of other family and friends 

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa King; parents, Herbert Blackwell and Ione Smith Blackwell; an infant brother.

Pallbearers will be James Blackwell, Thomas Russell, Randy Carroll, Trent Russell, Jimmy Welch, and Bobby Strong.  Honorary pallbearers will be Price Wilburn, Bobby Watson, Roger Steorz, Beamon Johnson and Sheila Wilkinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 800.805.5856, www.stjude.org.

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

12/28/2018

Pamela Marie Gray, 71, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.

Mrs. Gray was born February 6, 1947, in Shelby County, to Herbert Lampley and Beatrice Cummins Lampley. She was a retired nurse. 

She is survived by:

Husband, John Gray, of Tenaha

Children:
John Gray II and wife Carolyn of Joaquin
Jamie McHugh and husband Lee of Joaquin
Jeana Morrisey of Bonham

Stepchildren:
Jeana Morrissey and boyfriend Rick Hazelip of Bonham
Jeanette Cortes and husband Tim of Lake Kiowa

Grandchildren: Cassie, Logan, Shelby, Lindsey, Katie, J.C., Zack, Tiffany

Step-grandchildren: Stephanie, Ben, A.J., Brittany, Jenniffer, Charlotte, Erica, Amanda, Davin, Brandyn, Christy, Kerry, Kyle

4 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren and one on the way

Brother, Larry Lampley of Tenaha

Brother-in-law, Richard Gray and wife Patricia of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Theresa Underwood of Arlington

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, step nieces, step nephews, step cousins, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Lampley and Beatrice Cummins Lampley; sister, Bobbie Ann Merle; brother-in-law, Henry Underwood.

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

12/27/2018

Wilma Pearl Hairgrove Culp, 86 of Lampasas, TX passed peacefully from this earth December 25, 2018. She was born March 14, 1932 in Teneha, TX to parents Wilburn Newton Hairgrove and Pearl Elizabeth Burns Hairgrove.  She graduated from Timpson High School in 1949 and Shreveport Meadow Business College in 1950. She was employed through the years with Shreveport Times Newspaper, Esso Standard Oil and Packard and Hudson Auto Dealerships in Shreveport. She also was an assistant to Dr. Calvin Miller, Christian author and Pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Wilma and Paul owned and operated several family agricultural businesses through the years, Little River Ag-Chem, Paul’s Fertilizer and Agro-Tech Service Inc.

Wilma fell in love and married Paul Maxwell Culp on July 5, 1953. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage! 

She is survived by:
Her husband: Paul Culp

Son: David Wayne Culp and wife Martha of Robinson

Daughter, Linda Culp Floerke and husband Benton of Lampasas, TX

Grandchildren: 
Rachel Culp Aguilar (Timm)
Rebekah Culp Lopez
Sarah Floerke Gouak (Steve)
August Floerke (Brooke)

Great-grandchildren:
Josh Ely
Naomi Lopez
Lillian Culp
Madeline Pearl Gouak

Wilma was one of seven children

Other family includes:
Sister: Frances Hairgrove McIntyre

Brothers: 
Franklin Hairgrove
Bill Hairgrove

Many precious nieces and nephews also survive. Wilma loved her Lord and Savior and was active in the Baptist Church throughout her lifetime. She also enjoyed cooking, travel, ranch life and entertaining. She was never happier than when sitting around a table visiting with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by sister, JoNell Hairgrove Young and by brothers; Van Hairgrove and James Hairgrove.

Funeral service will be Saturday December 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Buena Vista Cemetery near Timpson, TX on Sunday December 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lampasas, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church 402 S. Key Ave Lampasas, TX 76550.

12/26/2018

Ora Verdell Christopher, 71, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County with Bro. John Withem officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Christopher was born May 14, 1947, in Nacogdoches, to Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher. He worked as an auto mechanic. Mr. Christopher loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Miller Christopher; children, Ronald Miller and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, Tresa Ady and husband Tony of Nacogdoches, Steve Christopher and wife Rhonda of Nacogdoches, Joey Christopher and wife Lindsay of Nacogdoches; son-in-law, Timothy Sherrod of New Caney; 17 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by children, Kim Sherrod of New Caney, Ora Verdell (Bubba) Christopher of Nacogdoches; parents, Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher; brothers, Bobby Christopher, Tommy Christopher, Bill Christopher, Alan Christopher.

Pallbearers will be David Miller, Christopher Ady, J.D. Christopher, Anthony Ady, Steven Christopher, and Casey Grimet. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Miller, Steve Christopher, Joey Christopher, Tony Ady, Joby Christopher, and Timothy Sherrod.

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

12/26/2018

Jimmie Blanche Glenn of Houston, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away on December 23, 2018 in Houston. She was born in Center to Obie M. Glenn and Una Stephens Glenn. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ozay Ford officiating. 

A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Jimmie is survived by numerous first, second and third cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Obie and Una Glenn and her sister, Hester B. Glenn. 

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.

12/26/2018

Rev. Byron Boyett died December 21, 2018 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 82. He was born December 20, 1936 in Huntington, Texas to Carrol Thomas Boyett and Cleo Nora Boyett.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Bro. Fred Wilcox will officiate. Dr. Keith Tilley (son-in-law) will bring the message. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Visitation will be held before service 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

He is survived by:
Wife: Lurlene Franks Boyett

Sister: Nell Welborn and husband Jim

Daughters: 
Rebekah Johnson & husband Gary
Deborah Tilley & husband Keith
Diana Stanford & husband Lynn

Grandchildren:
Daniel Stanford & wife Savanna
Jacob Stanford
Michael Stanford
Lucas Tilley
Josiah Tilley
Sarah Johnson

One Great-grandchild: Raelynn Stanford

Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Daniel Stanford, Jacob Stanford, Michael Stanford, Lucas Tilley, Josiah Tilley, and David Welborn.

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

12/24/2018

John Wayne Thompson, “JWT”, 74, of Carthage, TX, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2018, in Longview. He was born on Sept. 1, 1944, in Center, TX to the late Lois Etoile Joplin Thompson and John Elvin Thompson. John Wayne had one brother, Jerry Lynn Thompson, who preceded him in death. 

As a child, he lived in Timpson, TX, moving with his family to Center when he was in the seventh grade. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1963, and attended Panola College. John Wayne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He taught and coached multiple sports in Tenaha and Hemphill before leaving the coaching profession. 

John Wayne moved his family to Carthage in 1977, where he owned and operated Carthage Muffler & Tire, Carthage Towing, and the Carthage Country Club as well as many other businesses. He was and avid golfer and enjoyed hunting. He loved attending his grandchildren’s events, as well as supporting the University of Texas Baseball Program, the Carthage Bulldogs, and the Tenaha Tigers. 

He is survived by: 
His wife of 39 years, Kay Hull Thompson

Children: 
John Todd Thompson and fiancé Donna Venette of Forney Jodi Ellis and husband Robert of Nacogdoches
Jill Lupton and husband Patrick of Tyler
Robert Wayne Thompson and wife Heather of Carthage
Sydney Wright and husband Tyler of Tyler

Son-at-heart: Chris Adams and wife Roxie of Carthage 
Grandchildren: 
Regan Thompson
Tanner Thompson
Aubrie Ellis
Morgan Ellis
Duke Ellis
Caroline Walton
Claire Walton
Chloe Walton
Cooper Lupton
Zoey Thompson
Riley Thompson
Truitt Wright

Great-grandchildren: 
Jax Marquis
Corbin Stracener
Sadie Easter 

Nephews: 
Patrick and Sean Thompson

Numerous cousins and many friends also survive Mr. Thompson.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. 

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

12/21/2018

Grace Watts Enmon, age 92 passed away peacefully December 17, 2018. She was born September 29, 1926 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Orin and Ethel Watts.

Grace loved people and lived a long, beautiful and unselfish life. She loved to travel with her friends and loved to fish. She was very involved for many years in her fishing club. She loved the Christmas season and collected Whitehouse Christmas ornaments. She decorated her Christmas tree this year with only Whitehouse ornaments, a collection that she had amassed over many years. 

For many years Grace worked at a plastics plant in Port Arthur, where she had many friends that she remained close to. Late in her life, she worked at Luby’s Cafeteria where she got much joy from seeing all her many friends she touched over her life. She lived her last few years with her son and daughter in law, where she became a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. This church took her in as family and gave her much joy. I know that over her life she was active in many churches; however, this one was very special, and God bless them!

Grace is survived by her brothers and their wives, Malcom and Jessie, OG and June, and Lehman and Vernell and sister-in-law, Rose Mary, the wife of her oldest brother Valton and her sister and husband Bonnie and Kenneth Smith who preceded her in death. She was mother to her daughters Amy and Beth who preceded her in death. She is also survived by her son Mike and his wife Kari, grandson Travis, and many nephews and nieces.

Her name says it all, she was truly amazing “Grace.” The family thanks all of you for the joy you have given her.

Please join us celebrating her life Saturday, December 22, 2018. Viewing begins at 1:00 pm and the graveside service is at 2:00 pm at Clever Creek Baptist Church, 199 Co Rd 1042, Center, Texas 75935.

12/20/2018

Gaylon Christopher Tarver, 41, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10am unitl 12 noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Tarver was born June 13, 1977, in Shelby County, to Don Fletcher and Patricia Tarver. He most recently worked in construction. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and taking care of his family.

He is survived by daughters, Christina Tarver of Kilgore, Texas, Katrina Tarver of Zavalla, Texas; close friend and cousin, Robert Dale Baggett Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas; uncle, Robert Baggett of Nacogdoches, Texas; aunt, Linda Baggett of Nacogdoches, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; mother of his children, Larenda Windham Murphy of Center, Texas.

Preceded in death by mother, Patricia Tarver; grandmother, Loyce Sims; father, Don Fletcher.

Pallbearers will be Zenus Whitaker, Kevon Whitaker, Austin Whitaker and Lorenzo Baggett. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Dale Baggett Jr. and Michael Justin Christopher Coulter.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made toward funeral service.

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

12/20/2018

Mary Ann Adams, 78, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Robert Prothro officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Adams was born September 6, 1940, in Center, to Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston. She was the owner and operator of Adams Salvage for several years. Mrs. Adams enjoyed working in her yard and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Center. Mrs. Adams was past president of Ladies Auxiliary Post #8904.

She is survived by:
Her husband of 61 years, Jack Adams

Children: 
Ronnie Harold Adams
Donnie Earl Adams and wife Lavaunda
Michael Wayne Adams and wife Liz
Deborah Annette Doyle and husband Don

Grandchildren: 
Shane Adams and wife Mandy
Shade Adams
Wade Adams and wife Haley
Amanda Hassfurther and husband Eric
Michael Adams Jr.
Jessie Adams and wife Kayla
Casey Adams
Brandon Anthony and wife Kelsey
Cody Anthony and wife Kaitlyn
Cameron Anthony

Great grandchildren: 
Timmy Adams
Stevie Adams
Turner Adams
Emma Grace Adams
Lily Jane Adams
Charlotte Hassfurther
Caiden Adams
Greylon Anthony
Canyon Anthony
Kaizley Anthony
Harlen Anthony

Brothers:
Lyndon Livingston and wife Paula
Audra Livingston and wife Mary

Sisters: 
Glenda Sue Stockle and husband Mark
Mary Lou Ford and husband Jack

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special friend, Myrlene Bradshaw

A host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by parents, Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston; sister, Betty Lou Fountain; brother, James Paskel Livingston.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, O’Neal McCauley and Shade Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hope Cemetery Fund c/o Roy Noble, 1424 CR 3177, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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

12/20/2018

Attorney Gregory Charles Weatherly, 63, of Kingwood, TX, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX.

Funeral service for Attorney Weatherly will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church located at 921 Martin Luther King Dr, Center, TX 75935, with Rev. George Cartwright officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church from 12 Noon to 1 PM.

Attorney Weatherly leaves to celebrate his life:

Children:
Angela Renee Weatherly of Atlanta, GA
Brandon Charles Weatherly of Conyers, GA
Kristen Simone Weatherly of Washington, DC
Joshua Abebe Weatherly of Houston, TX

Grandchildren:
Aniyah Weatherly of Atlanta, GA
McKenzie Rae Holman of Houston, TX

Attorney Weatherly also leaves to cherish his memory:

Sister: Dr. Darlene Sauls-Bassfield of Chesterfield, VA and her husband Alvin

Nephews:
Anthony Eugene Geiger of Aurora, CO
Dr. Christopher Darren Geiger of Windermere, FL and his wife Nitza,
Marcus Sauls of Hendersonville, NC

Nieces:
Ryann Taylor Dawkins of Chesterfield, VA
Priscilla Ann Hall

Grandnephews:
Xavian Anthony Geiger of Aurora, CO
Matthew William Negrón
Christopher Darren Geiger, Jr. of Windermere, FL

Grandnieces:
Jaryn Alexandria Geiger of Aurora, CO
Nina Nicole Sivard of Clermont, FL

Aunt, Willie Pearl Dones of Humble, TX

Long-time mentor Dr. Charles Edward Tatum of Houston, TX

Long-time childhood friend Van M. Lowry, Esq. of Shaker Heights, OH

Special friend Karen Edwards of Houston, TX

A whole host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Committal: Burial services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Grier Funeral Service located at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216, with visitation taking place from 12 Noon to 1 PM at Grier Funeral Service. Interment immediately follows at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens located at 11201 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Repast: Mt. Zion CME Church in the James A. Hines Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hicks Mortuary at 921 Martin Luther Dr, Center, TX 75935 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s funeral service arrangements. Grier Funeral Service at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s burial service arrangements.

12/20/0218

Jose Gustavo Ruiz, 43, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Joaquin. He was born on March 15, 1975 in El Jaral del Refugio Mexico to Jesus Ruiz and Ninfa Hernandez. Funeral mass will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Jose Luis. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Jose Gustavo Ruiz was born in Mexico and came to Texas as a young boy at the age of 14. He married the love of his life, Rocio Luna, in December 2008, and the two raised a beautiful family together. Jose’s most precious moments were spent with his children. Whether they were playing or feeding their animals together, they were what brought the greatest joy to his life. Jose was a diligent worker and enjoyed working outdoors. When he got the chance, he also liked to go hunting or fishing. 

Jose is survived by his wife, Rocio Luna Ruiz; mother, Ninfa Hernandez; sons, Santiago Ruiz, Salvador Ruiz; daughters, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, Juliet Ruiz; brothers, Jose Tovar and wife Maria, Jesus Ruiz and wife Yolanda; sisters, Maria Luz and Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez and husband Canuto, Francisca Morga and husband Pabo, Paula Novoa and husband Jesus, Aurora Guzman and husband Guadalupe, Rosa Luna and husband Juan, Purificasion Monroy and husband Alfredo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Ruiz; and sister, Maria Monroy.

Pallbearers serving will be Santiago Ruiz, Jonnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, and Omar Guzman.

José Gustavo Ruiz, 43, de Joaquín, Texas, falleció el Viernes, 14 de Diciembre del 2018. El nació el 15 de Marzo de 1975 en El Jaral Del Refugio, México. Hijo del señor Jesús Ruiz y la señora Ninfa Hernandez. Misa Fúnebre será el Viernes, 21, de Diciembre del 2018 en la Iglesia Católica Santa Teresa, con el Padre José Luis Vidarte oficiando. Entierro será en Restland Cemetery. 
Visitacion será de 5:00 a 7:00 el Jueves, 20 de Diciembre del 2018 en la Funeraria Mangum.

José Gustavo Ruiz nació en México y vino a Texas a la temprana edad de 14 años. Se caso con el amor de su vida, Roció Luna, en Diciembre del 2008, y juntos crearon una hermosa familia. Los momentos mas preciados de José fueron al estar junto con sus hijos. Fuese jugando juntos o dándole de comer a sus animales, ellos eran lo que traían mayor felicidad a su vida. José fue un trabajador diligente, que le encantaba trabajar afuera. Cuando tenía la oportunidad, se iba de cacería o de pesca.

José es sobrevivido por su esposa, Roció Luna Ruiz; su madre, Ninfa Hernandez; hijos: Santiago Ruiz, y Salvador Ruiz; hijas, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, y Juliet Ruiz; hermanos: José Tovar y su esposa, María, Jesús Ruiz y su esposa, Yolanda; hermanas: María Luz y Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez y esposo, Canuto, Francisca Morga, y esposo, Pabo, Paula Novoa y esposo Jesús, Aurora Guzmán, y esposo, Guadalupe, Rosa Luna y esposo Juan, Purificación Monroy y esposo Alfredo; y varios sobrinos y sobrinas; y otros familiares y amigos que lo extrañaran mucho. 

El es precedido en muerte por su padre, Jesús Ruiz; y su hermana, María Monroy. 

Cargadores de féretro serán, Santiago Ruiz, Ronnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, y Omar Guzmán.

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

12/18/2018

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

Funeral service is Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11am at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. Interment is at Greer Cemetery with Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating. Visitation is Friday, December 21, 2018 from 1pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Johnson of Shelbyville, Texas

Sons:
Lakendrick Durrell Davis of Washington D.C.
Perry Davis, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter, Lakoha Denae Davis of Tyler, Texas

6 Grandchildren

Brother, Willie Davis of Shelbyville, Texas

Sister, Sallie Ann Bolton of Arlington, Texas

As well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends.

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

12/18/2018

Billie M. Cruse Kay, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Michael McArthur and Bro. Matt Comer officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Kay was born July 20, 1932, in Center, to John Cruse and Stella Tyler Cruse. She worked in the poultry and cattle industry, USDA Sabine National Forest Seniors Program, and was also a homemaker. Mrs. Kay was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Children:
Frieda Kay Lambright of Joaquin
Atwood (Buddy) Kay, Jr. and wife Paula of Huxley
Ken Kay and wife Jill of Joaquin
LaQuita Kay Posey of Huxley
Marsha Kay Cooper of Huxley
Mitzi Kay Edwards and husband Kevin of Greenwood, Louisiana

Special son, Bryan Hendricks and fiancé Jordan Nutt of Center

Grandchildren, Joni Tarver, Jodi Miller, Kristi Richey, Michael Paul Kay, Mark Kay, Shelbea Comer, Cassie Porter, Jacob Kay, Thomas Posey, Jessie Posey, Michael Brent Cooper, Miranda Dobson, Brylee Hendricks, Bailee Hendricks

32 great-grandchildren

3 great-great-grandchildren

Special caregiver, Pat Woodfin.

She will be forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. She was called “Aunt Bill” by many.

She is preceded in death by spouse, Atwood Kay Sr.; parents, John Cruse and Stella Cruse; brother, Ray Cruse, Jackie Cruse, John Wayne Cruse; sisters, Georgia Holcomb, Bettie Weatherford.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hendricks, Michael Paul Kay, Thomas Posey, Mark Kay, Michael Brent Cooper, Jessie Posey and Jacob Kay.

Memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Cemetery Fund, 15928 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Helping Hands c/o Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

12/17/2018

Agnes Mae Ansley Peavy, 84, of the McClelland Community of Shelby County, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, in Houston.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Peavy was born December 17, 1933, to Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley.  She was a member of McClelland Church.

She is survived by sons, Randy Peavy of Huffman, Gordon Peavy and wife Jinjr of Huntsville; grandchildren, Chris Peavy of Conroe, Holly Peavy Yaple and husband Ray of Deer Park; great grandchildren, Morgan Yaple, Reese Yaple, Laylah Bender; brothers, Gene Edward Ansley, Lenard Ray Ansley; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Alfred Peavy; parents, Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley; brother, Glenn Waymond Ansley.

Pallbearers will be Chris Peavy, Ray Yaple, Hollis Peavy, Reece Mathews, Corey Collins, John Collins and Brian Collins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to McClelland Church Fund.

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

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