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10/02/2017

Roy Lee Hearne, Jr., 72, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Center.

Mr. Hearne’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Hearne was born November 19, 1944, in Marshall, to Roy Lee Hearne Sr. and Lillian Ione Vines English. 

He is survived by:

Wife, Ellen Hearne

Daughters:
Debi Jo Zimmerman
Margaret Smith

Sons:
Roy Lee Hearne, III
Albert William Scotty Hearne

Grandchildren:
Sami Jo Little
Jonathon Stevenson
Niki Koterba
Michael Ray Hearne
Richard Zimmerman
Lillian Hearne
Kaleigh Hearne
Kendrick Hearne

Great Grandson: Hobbes Jay Koterba

Sister: Judy Marie Barthel

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

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

10/02/2017

Aillene Roberson, more commonly known as Mrs. Jack Roberson, passed from this life into the waiting arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Longview, TX.

Born Gladys Aillene Samford on February 10, 1927, in Paxton, Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of Rogers Ben and Eula Cammack Samford. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1944, and then finished her freshman year of college at SFA in May of 1945.

Aillene married Jack Norris Roberson on July 8, 1945, in Tenaha and they began a 57-year journey that would produce 4 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death was her husband, Coach Jack Roberson, her parents, one brother, Rogers Burke Samford, one daughter-in-law, Patti Roberson, her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. HG Roberson, brother-in-law, Chuck Roberson, and sister-in-law Mildred Roberson. 

Surviving Aillene are:
Brother: Thomas Fred Samford, and wife, JoAnn of Longview 

Brother-in-law: Charles, and wife, Van of Clear Lake City

Sons: 
Steve Roberson, and wife, Jerrilyne of Longview
Ken Roberson of Stamford
Ric Roberson, and wife, Sue Ann of Coppell
Ron Roberson, and wife, Susie of Spring

Grandchildren:
Mark Roberson, and wife, Stephanie J. of Carthage
Ben Roberson, and wife, Kristi of Longview
Stephanie Cabra, and husband, Juan of Kingwood
Sydney White, and husband, Jason of Abilene
Amanda Powell, and husband, Ben of Austin
Caroline Roberson of Denton
Rhett Roberson of Houston
Abby Roberson of Houston

Great-grandchildren:
Emily Roberson of Nacogdoches
Hannah Roberson of Carthage
Caleb Roberson of Longview
Wesley and Morgan Cabra of Kingwood
Connor White of Abilene

Aillene is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jack and Aillene moved from Tenaha to Carthage in 1951, as Jack took a coaching and teaching position at Carthage High School. Aillene learned to love sports as she was the only female in a house full of boys. She was an excellent homemaker, wife, and mother. She was a selfless person always wanting to help someone else.

After taking an 18 year time out to raise 4 boys, Aillene returned to college in 1963, completed her sophomore year at Panola College, and then graduated with a BA from SFA in 1965, 20 years after she had begun college. She majored in Homemaking with a minor in Art, and said that with her experience raising 4 boys, she could have taught some of the college courses she took. She was skilled as a seamstress, and as a chef deluxe, at least in the eyes of those she was dressing and feeding on a daily basis. 

Aillene taught Home Economics at Carthage High School for 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it. She loved her students and said she couldn’t believe she was getting paid to do something she loved so much. Jack and Aillene were excellent money managers to provide for their family and put 4 boys through college without even one student loan. Of course, the boys were taught to work, were expected to work, and were led by example. Jack taught his boys that work was honorable and that laziness was a sin.

Aillene was a very positive person and always exhibited a positive attitude. When cancer came into her life in 1971, she faced it head on and by God’s grace, she fought and defeated it, being declared cancer free in 1976. She was a survivor, but she had to live with the scars left from the battle for the rest of her life. She never complained and was an inspiration to all who knew her.

She loved her family and was especially proud of her “daughters”. Since she had no girls of her own, she really embraced her sons’ wives as her own daughters. She loved them so! And when the grandchildren came along, they were the cutest and smartest ever, at least according to “Grandmother”. The only kids that could compare with her grandchildren were her great grandchildren.

She was a strong Christian lady who introduced all her children and many of her students and friends to Jesus Christ. She was a member of Central Baptist Church from 1951, until her death in 2017. She taught several ladies Sunday school classes and was a proud member of the Silver Tones Choir and the Silver Strummers. 

Aillene Roberson loved people and they loved her back. She was always there lending a helping hand or providing a meal for someone in need. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, she took not 1, but 2 families into her home for over a month. She had a big heart.

Special thanks to the staff at Hawkins Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Longview for their special care these past 10 years. Also, we thank Heart’s Way Hospice for their special care these last 8 months.

Heaven must be just a little sweeter place now that Aillene is there, celebrating her homecoming reunion with all her loved ones that have gone home before her. We love you, Mother, and will look forward to seeing you whole again in heaven! 

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Todd Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are Caleb Roberson, Wesley Cabra, Glenn Samford, Rhett Roberson, Ben Dial, and Lee Baker.

Memorials may be made in Aillene’s memory to Heart’s Way Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75605 or Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633.

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

09/28/2017

Linda Reather Smalley, 78, of Coldwater, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Southaven, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Friday, September 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Jena Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Smalley was born May 17, 1939, in Tenaha, to Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson. She was one of seven siblings, having four brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Colonial Hills Church of God in Southaven, Mississippi.

She is survived by
Children:
John and Chrisandra Bruton
Ed and Mary Bruton
Dennis Bruton

Several Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters:
Mary Harris and husband, Drew
Wilbert Bruton and wife, Arlene
Hubert Anderson
Charles Anderson and wife, Margaret

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends who are like family

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Kerin Lynette Jordan
Parents: Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson
Brothers: Leonard Anderson, Lamar Anderson

Honorary pallbearers will be Christian Pfohl, James Lunsford, Austin Ricker, Carl Bruton, Randy Mathews, Donald Bruton, Spencer Bruton, Bill Dunahoe, Jim Dunahoe and Jack Dunahoe.

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

Lester Glenn Moore of Broaddus, TX, passed from this life surrounded by loved ones on Friday, September 22, 2017, in Lufkin, Texas.

Glenn was born to Hubert and Thelma G. Moore on June 3, 1956, in Shreveport, LA and accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He spent his entire adult life working in the oilfields of Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico. His grandchildren called him “Pap” and he dearly loved them all. He loved fishing and hunting and in his later years really enjoyed “surfing the web”, playing games and reading on his Kindle.

Those left to cherish his memory are:
His wife: Amelia “Amy” Brookshire Moore of Broaddus, TX

Mother: Thelma Grace Moore of Bossier City, LA

Daughters: 
Brandy Lee Hammons of Ruston, LA
Carrie Anna Reiser and husband, Mark, of Bossier City, LA

Step-son: Clinton A. Brookshire and wife, Kathaleen, of Tenaha, TX

Sister: Debbye Moore Knotts and husband, Randy, of Orange Park, FL

Nieces: 
Shannon Knotts
Danielle Knotts

Grandsons: 
Remington Hammons
Abel Reiser

Granddaughter: Ryley Reiser

Step-granddaughters: 
Baylee Brookshire
Jaya Clifton
Jolee Brookshire

Step-grandsons:
Ely Brookshire
Rayfe Brookshire

Step-great-granddaughter: Koryn Lambright.

Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Moore, and step-son, Jared M. Belser.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Hwy 147, Broaddus, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the charity of your choice

9/26/2017

Ann Boatman, 73, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Dillon and Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County.

Mrs. Boatman was born November 22, 1943, in Minden, to Marvin Kelly and Berta Lee Moon Kelly. 

She is survived by
Sons:
Glenn Boatman and wife, Wendy
Keith Boatman and wife, Jennifer

Grandchildren:
Joshua Boatman
Paige Boatman
Bradley Boatman
Jacie Boatman

Great Grandchild: Kelleigh Johnson

Sister: Jean Sanders

Special Aunt: Avis Moon

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Edward Boatman
Parents: Marvin Kelly and Berta Lee Moon Kelly
Sisters: Vonice Patton, Shirley Patton
Brother: Glenn Kelly

Pallbearers will be Wayland Sanders, Louis Sanders, Donald Sanders, Chris Jones, Lil’ Wayland Sanders and Steven Sanders.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.

09/26/2017

Bobbie Woodfin, 83, of Gary, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. She was born in Gary on April 21, 1934 to J.C. Long and Sybil LaRue Terry Long. Funeral services for Bobbie will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Bobbie grew up in East Texas, a resident of Gary her entire life. She graduated from Gary High School in 1951. She married the love of her life, Jerry Woodfin, Sr. on October 28, 1952 and the two raised a beautifully family together. Bobbie enjoyed life and family very much. She was very involved with Gary Schools while her boys were young. She also enjoyed every second spent with her grandchildren. She loved to quilt, crochet and needle point. When the weather was right, Bobbie also liked to garden and work in her flower beds. A simple pleasure, but one she very much enjoyed was sweets and ice cream. She was an active member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church. She was also a Past Worth Matron of the Eastern Star.

Bobbie is survived by:
Her loving husband: Jerry Woodfin, Sr.

Sons: 
Jerry Woodfin, Jr. and wife, Pam of Gary
James Woodfin of Gary
John Woodfin and wife, Sherry, of Gary

Grandchildren: 
Jason Woodfin and wife, Amanda of Gary
Samantha Kennedy and husband, Brad of Clayton
Shane Woodfin and wife, Liza of Gary
Derek Woodfin and wife, Minday of Big Springs
Ryan Woodfin and wife, Quimbly of Big Springs
Krista Foster and husband, J.W. of New Diana

Great-grandchildren:
Landon
Makayla
Kohl
Aubry
Cheyenne
Cierra
Jace
Kyleigh
Reese
Korbin
Talon
Tripp
Tucker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Sybil Long, son, Jimmy Woodfin, and an infant brother who passed at birth. 

Pallbearers for Bobbie’s service are Jason Woodfin, Derek Woodfin, Ryan Woodfin, Brad Kennedy, Shane Woodfin and J.W. Foster. 

Honorary pallbearers are all of her great-grandsons. 

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.

 

09/26/2017

“Ronnie” Dickerson, 66, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Dickerson was born March 26, 1951, in Jasper, to Jesse James Dickerson and Ruby Kathryn Bailey Dickerson.  He served in the United States Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. Mr. Dickerson was employed as a concrete contractor and builder for many years.

He is survived by
Wife: Nancy Dickerson of Center

Children:
William Dickerson and wife, Linda, of Charleston, South Carolina
Bob Dickerson of Center
Daryn Speed and husband, Michael, of Beckville

Grandchildren:
Kylie Wilburn
John Michael Speed

Brothers and Sister:
Jesse Dickerson and wife, Joyce, of Jasper
Fern Baggett of Hockley
Jim Dickerson and wife, Glenda Sue, of Jasper

Brother-in-law: Guy Harrison of Jasper

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jesse James Dickerson and Ruby Kathryn Bailey Dickerson
Sister: Ruby Harrison

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

09/25/2017

Lynda Sue Curtis, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away from this life peacefully with Doug by her side on Sunday morning, September 24, 2017.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Lynn Hitt officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Lynda S. Curtis was born March 27, 1949, to Tom and Thelma Swanzy of Shelbyville.  She and her husband of 40 years were faithful members of Mission Bend Baptist Church for 39 years, where Lynda served as pianist.  She was a CPA for almost 40 years at Melton and Melton CPA’s of Houston.  One of Lynda’s favorite things to do in the fall was to travel to Colorado every year with Doug and their dear friends, Bro. and Mrs. Francis Crocker.

She is survived by
Husband: Doug Curtis

Mother-in-law: Bronice Curtis

Sisters-in-law:
Glenda Durdin and husband, Dennis
Ann Gordon and husband, Kenneth

Numerous other family members

A host of friends

Lolly Lynda was a special grandmother to:
Evalyn Grace “Evy” Davis

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Swanzy and Thelma Doggett Swanzy

Pallbearers will be Ron Crocker, Chris Koltonski, Sidney Burns, Ricky Davis, Cody Davis and Dana Weldon. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Hamilton, Tommy Gray, John Smith, Keith Risinger, Gary McDonald and Larry McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rather Cemetery by mail (11883 Highway 87 South, Shelbyville, Texas 75973) or Alzheimer’s Association by mail (PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011), phone (800.272.3900) or online (www.alz.org).

The family wants to send a very special thank you to Affinity Hospice and their wonderful staff for the special and loving care during this time.  Words cannot express the appreciation to all the private caregivers.  Your love and kindness and exceptional care will always be remembered.

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

09/22/2017

Billy Lee Brasfield Jr, 56, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on September 21, 2017 surrounded by loved ones in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He was born on April 30, 1961 in Columbus, Mississippi to Billy Lee Brasfield Sr. and wife Judy, and the late Patricia Hudson Hamby.  A memorial service will be held on October 28, 2017 at Good Hope Baptist Church at 10:30am.

Billy grew up in Millport, Alabama where he attended Millport High School.  He met the love of his life, Charlotte, later in life and they were married on February 4, 1995.  They cherished over 22 years together. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Billy was an avid NASCAR racing fan, and spent lots of time watching NHRA drag racing.  He also enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing.  Billy loved to get in the vehicle and just ride.  He loved sightseeing.  Billy was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas.
 
Billy is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; daughters, Amanda Carol Brownlee and husband Robert Dale, Charlotte Sabrina Wilbanks and husband Toby Gooch, Tabitha Hammond, Danielle Dailey; sister, Christine Estes; brother, William “Huggie” Brasfield and wife Emily Nicole; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Hudson Hamby; and brother, Joe Bob Brasfield.
 
To send condolences or sign the online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home.

09/21/2017

Marshall “Dale” Bradshaw, 69, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Kim Squiers officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bradshaw was born February 19, 1948, in Atlanta, to Drewie Marshall Bradshaw and Olean Cross Bradshaw.  He served in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Bradshaw was a member of Appleby Church of Christ.

He is survived by
Wife: Annette Bradshaw of Timpson

Children:
Jennie Alvis and husband, John, of Timpson
Marsha Bradshaw of Center
Joseph Bradshaw and wife, Michelle, of Plano

Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley and wife, Lacey, of Panama City, Florida
Ryan Alvis of Timpson

Great Grandchildren:
Kinley Lampley 

Sister: Faye Sigler and husband, James, of Center

Mother: Olean Cross Bradshaw of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Father: Drewie Marshall Bradshaw

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

09/21/2017

Annie Laura Jones, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mrs. Jones was born May 8, 1937, in Shelby County, to James Otis Christopher and Mary Golden Christopher.  She loved quilting, sewing, gardening and cooking.  Mrs. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Husband: Paul Jones of Center

Children:
Mark Jones and wife, Shana, of White Oak
Terry Jones Aldridge and husband, Leon, of Center

Grandchildren:
Tucker Jones
Karen Nix
Shawn Hagler

Great-Grandchildren:
Harper Nix
Ellery Nix
Tatum Nix

Sister: Mary Boyd of Livingston

Preceded in death by
Granddaughter: Caitlyn Jones

Pallbearers will be Jim Nix, Shawn Hagler, Mark Jones, Tucker Jones, Leon Aldridge and Ralph Boyd.  

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

09/20/2017

Kimberly Rickett Burkhalter, 44, of Garrison, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mrs. Burkhalter was born March 3, 1973, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Henry and Amanda Rickett.  She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, gardening, cooking, crocheting and taking care of animals.

She is survived by
Husband: Chris Burkhalter of Garrison

Daughter: Abigail Burkhalter of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Jason Burkhalter of Plano

Mother-in-law: Jane Burkhalter of Houston

Father-in-law: Darrell Burkhalter of The Woodlands

Sisters:
Melissa Lambordo of Seattle, Washington
Brandi Perdue of Portsmouth, Ohio
Sara Cooley of Kentucky

Brother: Christopher Rickett of Ohio

Nieces and Nephews:
Mikayla Poole of Portsmouth, Ohio
Stephanie Cooley of Kentucky
Christina Clark of Ohio
Timothy Hartley of Portsmouth, Ohio
Benjamin Adkins of Portsmouth, Ohio
Waylon Cooley of Kentucky
Jerrad Cooley of New York

Preceded in death by
Sons: Charles Michael Rickett and Christopher Wade Rickett
Parents: Henry and Amanda Rickett
Grandparents: Mitchell and Viola Lykins, Shelby and Hatie Rickett
Nephew: Nathan Adkins

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

09/20/2017

Mr. David Earl Dixon, 64, of Tenaha passed away Saturday morning at Green Acres Nursing Home .

A wake will be held 6pm-8pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, Tx.

Services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, Tx.

Interment will take place at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, Tx. with Pastor Joseph Hall, Sr. officiating.

Mr. David Earl Dixon is survived by:
Daughter: Sinda Landon of Houston, Tx.

Sons:
Darrion (Tameka) Landon of Center, Tx.
Ron (Tracy) Landon of Tenaha, Tx.
David Dewayne (Tameka) Landon of Henderson, Tx.

Six grandchildren

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

09/20/2017

Minister Prentice Sanders, 58, of Center passed away Saturday in Houston.

A wake will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Tx.

Services will be held 11am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Tx.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Timpson, Tx. with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

Minister Prentice Sanders is survived by:
Wife: Alice Faye Garrett Sanders of Center, Tx.

Father: Bluford Telfire of Shelbyville, Tx.

Son: Samuel Sanders of Center, Tx.

Brother: Sam Sanders of Center, Tx.

Sisters:
Dorothy Mae Horton of Center, Tx.
Marie (Otis) Rebencil of Dallas, Tx.

Aunt: Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, Tx.

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

09/17/2017

 

Larry D. “Bubba” Byrnes, 64, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Chuck Horton and Tim Roberts officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

His survivors include
Wife of 43 years: Mary Byrnes of Center

Sons:
Jonathan Byrnes of Center
Larry Joseph Byrnes of Center

Brother: Chris Byrnes and wife, Tina, of Center

Sister: 
Pam Porter and husband, Russell, of Gary

Mother-in-law: Evelyn Sanford of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Dennis Crowley and wife, Stacie, of Huntsville
Charles Crowley of Center

Sisters-in-law:
JoBeth Kimbro and husband, Tom, of Center
JoAnn Dodson and husband, J.D., of Center

Aunts: 
Loyce Watson of Center
Allorah Jo Byrnes of Denver, Colorado

Numerous cousins, friends and relatives

Special Friend: Amy Allen of Harbor Hospice

Sister: Scheli Holloway

Preceded in death by
Parents: C. M. “Larry” and Billye J. Watson Byrnes
Grandparents: Thomas D. and Minnie Watson, Clarence and Annie Faye Byrnes
Brother-in-law: Larry Danny Crowley
Sister-in-law: Lisa Scott Byrnes
Nephew: Clint Fenton

On November 4, 1952, Larry Douglas “Bubba” Byrnes started his life’s journey in Center, Texas. At 18 months of age, he contracted polio and was paralyzed from the waist down. His parents never allowed him to think of himself as disabled. With hard work and perseverance, he accomplished his goals of swimming, horseback riding, motorcycling, snow skiing, baseball and whatever he set his mind to do.  

Bubba was a 1972 graduate of Center High School. He started Byrnes Dental Lab in Center after completing dental school. In 1974, he was accepted into the MD Anderson Maxillofacial Prosthetics. After completing, he went into the field of orthotics at Medical Center Brace in Houston. Bubba moved back to Center in 1981, where he became partners with his family in ventures such as owning and operating assisted living facilities and the JOI Ranch until his retirement.

For the past five years, Bubba, “Cowboy” as he was known, was a dedicated volunteer with the East Texas Motorcycles Enthusiasts Inc. in Chireno to contribute to Make A Wish Foundation. Cowboy loved this foundation because he always said, “It’s all about the kids.” He dearly loved his extended family and friends of ETME.

Pallbearers will be Trey Byrnes, Beau Buster Byrnes, Morgan Bailey, Stephen Kimbro, Adam Kimbro, Russ Porter, Patrick Porter, Keith Askew and Brian Smith.

A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Scarmado and his staff.  Also, a very special thank you to Harbor Hospice.

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

 

09/14/2017

Johnny Ray Shumway, 65, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2017 in Joaquin. He was born on March 16, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Louise Pate Shumway. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Johnny grew up in Conroe, Texas where he graduated from Conroe High School. After graduation, he moved to Florida where he remained for over twenty years working as a truck driver. Later, he moved back to Joaquin to be closer to family and friends in the area. Johnny’s favorite thing of all was spending time with his son. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. He also treasured the moments spent with his family.

Johnny is survived by his son, Johnny Ray Shumway, Jr. of Joaquin and his brother, Guy Shumway and wife, Debbie of Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Pate Shumway; brother, Lionel Shumway; and sisters LaQuida Shumway and Belinda Day.

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

09/14/2017

Memorial services for Jeffrey Ryan Cosby will be held on September 16, 2017 at Carroway Funeral Home located at 2704 South John Redditt Drive in Lufkin. Family and friends will be accepted from 2pm until 4pm with services beginning at 4pm.

Jeffrey died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident which occurred on September 8, 2017 in Frisco, Texas where he resided.

Jeffrey is survived by:
Father: Larry W. Cosby of Center

Mother: Melissa Tyer of Frisco

Sister:
Heather Cosby and fiance Clayton of Arlington, TX.
Amy Cosby from Los Angeles, CA.

Jeffrey was a computer engineer after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Funeral services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin.

09/13/2017

Tucker David Dawson, infant son of Cody and Jessica Dawson, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Dallas.  

Graveside service will be held at 2pm, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.

Tucker was born September 11, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

He is survived by
Parents: Cody and Jessica Dawson of Center

Sister: Taegan Dawson of Center

Grandparents:
Charles and Jeanie “KoKo” Bridges of Center
Chester and Linda Dawson of Center

Great-Grandparents:
Linda Bridges of Tenaha
Donald Hataway of Tenaha
Karen Beard of Center
Tim and Mary Anderson of Center

Aunt: Lindsay Smith and husband, Eric, of Conroe

Preceded in death by
Great-Grandparents: Leon and Billie Livingston, J.W. Dawson, David Bridges
Great-Great-Grandparents: Billie and Rudy Youngblood, Willard Robison, James Bridges

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tucker Dawson’s Medical Expenses Account at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.

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

09/13/2017

Bertis Wells, 77 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in San Augustine, Texas. He was born March 7, 1940 in Nacogdoches to Opal L. Wells and Lotis E. Marshall.

Funeral service is 11am Friday, September 15, 2017 at San Augustine County Cowboy Church with interment at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Visitation is from 4pm until 7pm Thursday, September 14, 2017 at San Augustine County Cowboy Church.

He was a banker and business manager for investment properties.

He is survived by:

Wife, Joann Wells of San Augustine

Son, Jason Wells of Center

Daughters:
Jenna Wells Penick and husband, Martin of Nacogdoches
Paula Wells of Nacogdoches

Sister, Bonnie Wells Cruze of Nacogdoches

Stepdaughter, Joy Fox of Longview

Grandchildren: Brady Wells, Brandt Wells, Casey McDonald, Laura Bell, Leslie Van Dyke

Numerous other cousins, friends, and relatives

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.

09/13/2017

Ms. Anita Darcell Reed, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Reed passed away on September 09, 2017 due to injuries received in a two vehicle accident on Highway 96 North of San Augustine, Texas.

Graveside service will be Saturday, September 16, 2017 2pm at Roberts Cemetery with Rev. Ardis Mosby officiating.
 
Survivors are:
Husband: Alvin Potak of San Augustine, TX

Mother: Evelyn Jones of Center, Texas

Brother: Bryant Jones of Center, Texas

Host of Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends.

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