08/02/2018

Funeral services honoring the life of Paul L. Grayson, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Rose-Neath’s Chapel in Logansport, LA. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, TX. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Mansfield Funeral Home on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Paul was born August 16, 1934, in Center, TX to Willie and Ellen Grayson and passed away on July 31, 2018. 

Preceding Paul in death were his parents; wife, Anna Mae Grayson; sons, Grant Timothy Grayson, Tod Corey Grayson; and brother, Tommy Alton Grayson.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Paul Grayson, Jr. and wife Marjorie, Mark Grayson and wife Sallie; daughter, Janelle Torres; sisters, Betsy Chambliss and husband Benny, Alene Whiddon and husband James, Susan Kawaja and husband Dean; and grandchildren, Emma, Nadia, and their father Juan Torres; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Honoring Paul as pallbearers will be Eric Kawaja, Freddy Kawaja, Darik Whiddon, Dayne Whiddon, Twyman Vargas, and Everett Christensen.

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport Chapel.

08/02/2018

Josef Fitzgerald Whittaker, 52 of Houston, formerly of Timpson, passed away Friday in Galveston.

Funeral service is Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11am at Friendship Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas with interment at Friendship Cemetery and Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.

He is survived by:

Son, Joey (Jakara) Mardis of Houston

Grandson, Jacoby Mardis of Houston

Granddaughter, Zenee Mardis of Houston

Mother, Melva Colbert of Houston

Father, Joe D. Whittaker of Houston

Brother, Mario Bussey of South Carolina

Sisters:
TAmara (Albert) Parker of Houston
Vermella (Cedric) Thomas of Houston

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.

08/01/2018

Gus Terrell Childs, 97, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 1, 2018 in Garrison, Texas. Born September 20, 1920, in Stockman, Texas, Gus Terrell Childs is the son of the late Gus Trammel Childs and Ola Antha (Hughes) Childs. He married Margie Sue Ramsey on June 28, 1946, and they spent over 69 years together.

Funeral services for Gus Terrell Childs will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Rev. W.T. Permenter and Rev. Matt Cecil officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home. 

He entered the United States Air Force in 1939 after graduating from Timpson High School. He was crew and flight chief during World War II, serving mostly in North Africa. Then he served in several other places, including Sculthorpe, England and Lockbourne, Ohio, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1962. He became a custom home builder and started a poultry growing operation with his wife. 

Through the years, Terrell served as Sunday School teacher and deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a Boy Scout leader in Timpson. He and Margie enjoyed traveling with their camper. His interests included beekeeping, operating a small sawmill, and woodworking. Many are the cedar chests and bookshelves he made with lumber he cut himself.

His last years were spent in a small house located where he lived as a boy.

Survivors include daughter, Sue Childs Pinkston; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy, Jim Childs and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Rob Pinkston and wife Denise, Stephanie Pinkston and husband Tim Cobb, Elaine Childs and husband Kristian Magda, Brock Childs; and great grandchildren, Jessica Pinkston, Nathan Pinkston, and Ashley Pinkston.

Pallbearers serving will be Boy Scouts Troop #113.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

08/01/2018

Joe Travis Williams, 87, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1931 in Corsicana, Texas to Joe Travis Williams Sr. and Gladys (Richards) Williams. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Joe grew up in Raymondville, Texas and attended Raymondville High School. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Joe served on the USS Bausell Destroyer. He married the love of his life, Avie Ruth Rhodes, in 1956, spending over 49 years with her until her passing in 2005. Joe was an avid football fan. He was a Houston Oiler and Texans fan. He taught his children how to bass fish and enjoyed the time spent with them while doing it. Joe loved the Lord and was a faithful member of St. Mary’s of the Epiphany Catholic Church in Timpson, Texas. 

Joe is survived by:
His son: Joe Travis Williams Jr., of Houston, Texas

Daughters: 
Jolene Williams of Houston, Texas
Annette Parker of Pasadena, Texas
Arianna Williams of Kerrville, Texas

Brother: Bill Williams and wife Mavis of Port Lavaca, Texas

Sister: Mavis Williams of Illinois

Grandchildren: 
Kelly Lewis and husband Richard
Kristen Newton and husband Greg
Joseph Carroll

Great-grandson: Mickey Lewis

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

He is preceded in death by his wife, Avie Ruth Rhodes Williams; and parents. 

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.

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

08/01/2018

Bobby Glen Johnson (54) of Center, Texas  died, Friday, July 27, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born September 28, 1963. Funeral services are Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church (Highway 87 West), Center, Texas at 1:00pm. Rev. Gary Suell will be officiating and Bishop William E. Nash Eulogist. 

Bobby Glenn Johnson is survived by:

Special Friend: Valerie Marshall of Center, Texas 

Sons:
Bobby Harris of Louisiana
LaCory Buckley of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Patricia Harris of Timpson, Texas
Brittany Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas 

Brother: Joe Mack Johnson (Lender) of Timpson, Texas

Sisters:
Linda Fay Johnson, Weatherd (James) of Center, Texas
Sue Jenkins of Garrison, Texas
Barbara Thomas (Eddie) of Italy, Texas 

Visitation is Friday, August 3, 2018, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm with committal at Mt Gillion Cemetery and repass at Mt. Gillion Church.

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

08/01/2018

Bobby Gene Spruiell passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 75. Bob was born January 8, 1943 in Levelland, Texas to Fred and Pauline Noveta Spruiell.

Bob grew up and attended school in Levelland. He served in the US Air Force. He married Raquel Torres on August 2, 1969 in Levelland. Though he worked in several professions, his passion was serving underprivileged children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Raquel; his daughter, Novita; parents Fred and Pauline Spruiell; two brothers, Bill Spruiell and JC Spruiell; and three sisters, Trudy McArthur, Shelly Kelsay, and Linda Hoyt.

Those left to mourn his passing include son Chris Spruiell and wife Cari of Georgetown; daughter Rebekah Spruiell and partner Nicole Ordoyne of Gretna, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Maya and Riley Spruiell of Georgetown; three brothers, Howard Spruiell of Center, and Freddie and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; two sisters, Juanita Leonard of Denison and Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.

07/31/2018

Ms. Shirley Swindle, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Swindle passed away on July 30, 2018 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018, 11:00 am at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church with interment to follow at Buckley Cemetery with Pastor Herman Johnson, officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel.

Survivors are:
Daughter: Patricia Ann Swindle 

Step-Mother: Mary Giles Thomas

Sisters:
Shirlean Anthony (John)
Mae Swindle
Lori Dupree (Winfred)
Vernell Hicks

A hot of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

07/27/2018

Jordan Chase Shisler, 8, of Greenwood, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on June 9, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jordan Dean Shisler and Courtney Carol Cylene Swanson. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Son Windham officiating. 

Chase grew up in Center. He attended Greenwood ISD where he made lots of friends and impacted the fellow students and staff while there. He was a very personable child and wanted to be friends with everyone he met. Chase would be very concerned when someone did not want to share a friendship with him. It was often hard for him to understand why other people did not have a heart like his. Chase was an active young man. He played baseball and was in the Boy Scouts. He also enjoyed attending AWANAS at Greenwood Baptist Church. Chase’s faith was an integral part of his life even at such a young age. He had a deep, strong faith in the Lord and loved Him. He was faithful to pray every day and each night before bed, he would make sure to remind his whole family if they happened to forget. Chase always talked about heaven and was curious what the angels would look like. It’s as if God knew that he was too good for this earth, and it was time to take him to meet those angels he so often dreamed about.

While Chase exemplified characteristics well beyond his years, he was still a kid at heart. He wrestled and played all the time. He enjoyed activities and fun just like any other eight-year-old. He loved video games, watching You-Tube, riding go-karts and playing with his cousins. He also liked to swim as long as he could touch the bottom, and even then he would sometimes question its stability. Chase had also taken a great interest in science and magic. Like most kids, he liked superheroes, the Hulk was his favorite; however, he actually was more fond of the villains. There was something about the mystery and challenge that intrigued Chase. The Joker was his favorite villain.

Chase was an exceptional boy who breathed life into the world around him. He was a happy child, full of light and laughter. You rarely saw him without a smile on his face and that smile was so contagious. His silly dances and singing would brighten any situation. His love for his family was indescribable. He was a true Momma’s boy, but he had a deep admiration for his Daddy…both of them. The amount of passion, heart, spunk and joy that was packed into such a small person is rarely found in adults, but Chase had it all. He made the world a better place.

Chase is survived by:

Parents:
Jordan Shisler of Center, Texas
Courtney and A.J. Green of Greenwood, Texas

Grandparents: 
Chad Earl Swanson and Rebecca Sinclair Swanson of Odessa, Texas
Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville, Texas
Paula Sanaugustine of Center, Texas
Jamie Nelson of Bryan, Texas

Great-Grandparents:
Dean and Pauletta Shisler of Center, Texas

Great-Great Grandmother:
Helen Landers of Magnolia, Texas

Aunts and Uncles:
Amber and Josh Marrs of San Antonio, Texas
Ronnie Wade Myers of Alvin, Texas
Jose and Angelica Paredes of Center, Texas
Caleb Shisler of Center, Texas
Amanda and Kwi Gary of Plano, Texas
Josh and Dori Elswick of Waxahachie, Texas
Cheyenne and Kylee Moore of Center, Texas
Regina and Allen Ramsey of Trinity, Texas
Dakota and Ashley Poindexter of Center

A host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Betty Ruth Elswick, George Shisler, Robert and Johnnie Bolton and Carol Dawn Cain; great-great grandparents, John Paul and Gladys Sanford; and uncle, Chase Swanson. 

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.

07/26/2018

Douglas William Stone, 76, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Stone was born May 25, 1942, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone. Douglas devoted his life to his family. He married his “Honey” Ina Hennigan on July 9, 1960. They were married for 57 years and you could almost always find them alongside each other. Douglas was ordained as a deacon on February 16, 1996 at Center Missionary Baptist Church. On August 1, 1999, he surrendered to preach and was elected associate pastor May 5, 2004. Then on Sunday, August 22, 2004, he was ordained as a minister. He pastored Old Salem MBC and Mims Springs Baptist Mission.

He is survived by
Daughter: Teresa Watson and husband, Fess, of Joaquin

Son: Ronald Stone and wife, Susan, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett and husband, Randall, of Joaquin
Piper Moton and husband, Chance, of Stanley, Louisiana
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Shiloh Stone of Joaquin
Nacona Stone of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Chandler Pritchett
Aspen Pritchett
Palin Moton

Sisters:
Margaret Sermons of Shreveport, Louisiana
Bettie Ann Strong of Center, Texas

Sister-in-law: Edith Stone of Springridge, Louisiana

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife of 57 years: Ina Hennigan Stone
Parents: Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone
Brothers: Billy Ray Stone, Oliver Stone
Sister: Nelda Faye Heyen
Brother-in-law: G.W. Strong

A special thanks to Garrison Nursing Home and staff for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

07/25/2018

Randy Lewis Bush, 63, of Timpson, passed away July 25, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson and Charles Bush officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Bush was born March 22, 1955, to Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush. He was the fifth child of eight children. Randy attended Center High School. He was a member of Center First UPC Church. He was a heavy equipment operator most of his life and took pride in his work. 

Randy married the love of his life Margaret in 1974. Together, they had their only child, Mandy. He loved her more than anything. He had a son-in-law that he thought of his own and three grandchildren, Macayla, Macade and Mason that he cherished more than anything. 

Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing and working cattle.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by
Wife: Margaret Sims Bush

Daughter and Son-in-law: Mandy and Eric Perry

Grandchildren:
Macayla Leigh Perry
Samuel Macade Perry
Mason Lewis Perry

Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
Bubba Bush and wife, Nancy
Dewayne Bush

Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Beverly Slatter and husband, Basel
Sandra Walsh and husband, Bubba
Tammy Ramirez and husband, Amando
Kim Jarjoura and husband, Jeff

Sisters-in-law: 
Sylvia Clifton
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey
Thea Tanner

Special caretakers and friends:
Richard Hill
Victoria Duvon
Affinity Hospice and staff
Mrs. Rita
Mrs. Tammy
Miss Mallory
Mrs. Evelyn

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush
Grandparents: Lewis and Della Livingston, Elton and Cordell Bush
Sister: Brenda Bush Wright
Nephew: Nathan Davis

Pallbearers will be Charles Bush, Colt Bush, Kyle Bush, Dewayne Bailey, Kevin Bush and Brent Slatter.  Honorary pallbearers will be State Representative Chris Paddie, Brandon Slatter, Trae George, Clay Bush and Andy Ramirez.

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

07/25/2018

Marie Joyce Bittick, 92, of Lufkin, Texas, passed from this world on July 22, 2018. She was born on July 22, 1926 in Shelby County to Iva Nell Coe Shelton and Pluma Reedy. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Old Salem Cemetery in Center. A memorial will follow on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall located at 2212 E. Lufkin Avenue in Lufkin. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to her congregation in memorial for projects dear to her heart.

Marie was very involved in the ministry of the Lufkin East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she enjoyed volunteering, sharing the Bible and helping those in need. In her spare time, Marie loved working with her flowers, honing her skills as a master gardener. Even though everyone said she had a green thumb, her most notable trade was in the kitchen where her sweet tea and hot water cornbread accompanied almost every delicious meal. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing all of her own clothes and fashioning quilts for each of her great-grandchildren, whom she treasured more than life.

Marie is survived by:
Her son: Tommy Bittick of Burke

Grandchildren: 
Tanya Guajardo and husband, Michael of Huntington
Chad Bittick and wife, Kim of Lufkin
Brandi Turner and husband, Rodney of Huntington

Great-grandchildren: 
Rachael Guajardo
Bradley Turner
Joshua Bittick
Lance Turner
Marissa Guajardo
Gabriel Guajardo.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jessie Leon Bittick; sisters, Hazel Weeks, Bobbie Jean Allmon and Iva Nell Coe Shelton; and her first great grandchild, Michael Stephen Guajardo, Jr.

Pallbearers are Bradley Turner, Lance Turner, Joshua Bittick, Gabriel Guajardo, Aaron Young, Gilbert Jacinto and Patrick Sloan.

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.  

07/25/2018

J.W. Adams, 90, of Center, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Adams was born March 30, 1928, in Center, to Johnny B Adams and E.V. Barber Adams.  He served in the United States Army where he received the rank of Sergeant First Class. Mr. Adams worked for AT&T for 39 years. His hobbies included woodworking, farming, ranching, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Mr. Adams was a member of North Jericho Missionary Baptist Church and the Pioneers of AT&T.

He is survived by
Children: 
Wayne Adams and wife, Rusty, of Dallas, Texas
Sheilah Reeves and husband, Bob, of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Daniel Adams and wife, Marie-Claude, of Kihei, Hawaii
Cassie Adams of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aaron Adams and wife, Sapphire, of Los Angeles, California
Chelsea Reeves of Newport Beach, California
Abby Boyd and husband, Weston, of Georgetown, Texas
Adam Reeves of Austin, Texas

Great Grandson: Luke William Adams of Kihei, Hawaii

Great Grandson to be: William Blaine Boyd of Georgetown, Texas

Aunt: Geraldine Johnson

Longtime friend: Norma Rudd of Center, Texas

Her dear family:
Kemi Faulkenberry and husband, Jerry, of Center, Texas
Keli Chandler and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Hannah Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Josiah Faulkenberry and wife, Randi Kay, of Center, Texas
Brooke Fletcher of Houston, Texas
Dawson Chandler of Center, Texas
Rylan Chandler of Center, Texas
Wyatt Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Brylie Ross of Center, Texas
Camille Crowe of Center, Texas

Preceded in death by
Wife: Wilma Jean Adams 
Parents: Johnny B Adams and E.V. Hughes Adams

Pallbearers will be Daniel Adams, Aaron Adams, Adam Reeves, Weston Boyd, Vernon Pajarito and Josiah Faulkenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Rylan Chandler and Dawson Chandler.

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

07/25/2018

Jane Cooper, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Cox and Bro. Gene Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Cooper was born November 18, 1940, in Center, to Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill. She enjoyed her work at Center ISD and also enjoyed spending time with family. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Children:
Robert Cooper of Center
Tanya Williams and husband, Stephen, of Center
Brenda Acuna

Grandchildren:
Shane Cooper and wife, Chasity, of Center
Shannon Cooper and wife, Christee, of Joaquin
Ryley Cooper of Junction
Hannah Cooper of Junction
Sawyer Williams of Center
Sydney Williams of Center
Kevin Acuna and wife, Sarah, of Garrison
Tabitha Cooper and husband, Vic, of Shelbyville

Great-Grandchildren:
Laney Cooper
Kaden Nance
Lexi Cooper
Mason Acuna

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Billy Cooper
Parents: Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill
Sisters: Billie Tillotson, Marie Smith, Robbie Hart, Francis LeGrone, Johnnie Weeks, Martha Crippen
Brothers: Howell Powdrill, Robert Powdrill
Grandchild: Skylar Williams
Daughter-in-law: Linda Brittan

Pallbearers will be Kevin Acuna, Jack Nichols, Mike Baldwin, Chester Dawson, Cecil Chessher and Laura Walker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Baldwin, Gene Walker, Alan Penick, Tedd Holt and Rick Foehner.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catherine Pinkston Scholarship Fund in Mrs. Cooper’s honor.

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

07/25/2018

Juanita Norris, 91, of Joaquin, entered into rest Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Timothy Roberson officiating.  Interment will follow at Tetter Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., in Humble.

Mrs. Norris was born October 7, 1926, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, to Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson.  She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family.  She was a member of Grace Baldwin Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, the ladies sewing ministry and also involved with meals of love.  She always looked forward to spending time with her girls packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child and making memories with her family at the Party Barn.

She is survived by
Children:
Dolores Walker and husband, Lynn
Debbie Spurlock and husband, David
Kelley Roberson and husband, Chip
Judy Bardwell and husband, L.W.

Grandchildren:
Chris Norris and wife, Heather
Rocky Norris
Phil Walker and wife, Jamie
Pam Walker
Patrick Walker
Jaime Krametbauer and husband, Joseph
Erin Torres and husband, Luis
Adrean Seaborn and husband, Miles, IV
Timothy Roberson and wife, Nicole
Will Bardwell and wife, Chelsea
Anna Bardwell

Great-Grandchildren:
Brittany Bourn and husband, Jacoby
Alyssa Norris
Samantha Trammell
Nicholas Norris
Sadie Walker
Tripp Walker
Jaxon Krametbauer
Madix Krametbauer
Dax Krametbauer
Rhett Torres
Audrey Seaborn
Miles Seaborn, V
Ava Seaborn
Julia Roberson
Cline Roberson
Ella Rose Roberson

Great-Granddaughter: Preslee Bourn
Sister: JoNell Barnes

Sisters-in-law: 
Faye Thompson
Lillie Thompson Townsend

Nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by
Husband: William Raymond Norris, Sr.
Sons: William Raymond Norris, Jr., Wayne Robert Norris
Great Grandson: William Zachary Norris
Parents: Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson
Brothers: Cline Thompson, Harold Thompson

Pallbearers will be Chris Norris, Rocky Norris, Phil Walker, Patrick Walker, Timothy Roberson and Will Bardwell.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

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

07/25/2018

Benny Ray Bragg, Sr., 82, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his residence.

Benny Ray was born May 1, 1936 in Hemphill, Texas to Chester Lee Bragg and Addie Byrl White Bragg.  He was a lifetime resident of Sabine County and a member of Rosevine Church of God.  He was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend Lake mainly out of Holly Park Marina.  He liked carpentry and building and he loved to deer hunt.  

Benny is survived by: 
His wife: Barbara Bragg of Shelbyville, Texas

Sons: 
Benny Ray Bragg, Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Many, Louisiana
Marcus Paul Bragg and wife, Mary, of Mesa, Arizona

Daughters: 
Shelia Gail Hall and husband, Gary, of Shelbyville, Texas
Sherri Jo Dover and husband, Dennis, also of Shelbyville
Shirley Ann Cahanin of Many, Louisiana
Trina Carol Banaszak and husband, Augustus, of Little Rock, Arkansas

Sisters: 
Paula June Britt and Julie Ann Huff and husband, Dale, all of Milam, Texas

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr Street, Hemphill, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Meador Cemetery, Milam, Texas with Bro. Floyd Wright officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Dennis Dover, Gary Hall, Augustus Banaszak, Daniel Hall, Jason Williams, Kaleb Campbell, and Jordon Williams.

Online book signing and condolences can be made at starrfuneralhome.com.

07/24/2018

Dorothy Jane Lee was born on March 2, 1930 in Wells, Texas, the daughter of Authur and Ruthie McKinnon Wesley. She was raised in East Texas where she learned valuable lessons and life skills from hardworking family members. 

Dorothy lost her parents at an early age, therefore, had extended family that raised her and loved her throughout her life. She learned to be an independent and loving lady who always put family first. Her time as a child was spent in the cotton field and surrounded by those whom she loved. She learned to sew, quilt, and cook. Her skills at all of these only advanced with time. She loved to cook and was best known for her chocolate pie (of which she never shared her secrets) and her old fashioned tea cakes and syrup cookies. 

She married a fine gentleman, F.G. Lee and the two made wonderful memories together until his passing in 1982.  They raised their children with the same great values that she was taught. Dorothy honed in on her sewing skills when she became a mother, as she made beautiful clothes for all her children and grandchildren. 

The kids’ favorite memories of their Mamma include playing “Red Rover Ball” and watching their mamma jump rope, along with playing other childhood games. She had a great passion for dancing and country music. She was dancing up until her last days here, as she two-stepped with her grandsons as often as she was able. She was a very devoted, kind, and loving lady and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.    

Dorothy is survived by:
Her sons: 
Ellis W. Lee of Lufkin
Royce Lee of Shelbyville

Daughters: 
Barbara Hill of Huntington
Virginia Davis & husband, Richard of Shelbyville

11 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and loving friends.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, F.G. Lee; parents, Authur and Ruthie McKinnon; son, Joe Lee; brothers, Shirley Wesley, James Wesley, and Charles Wesley; grandchildren, Jonathan Luce, Damon Scott Luce, and Jonathan James Morales.

Pallbearers will be Ellis Lee, Royce Lee, Michael “Mike” Reese, Steven Winski, Jim Sumrall, and Nunley “Bubba” Russell.

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

07/23/2018

Funeral services for Carrie Mae Barr Chaney. 87, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 11am, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Ozay Ford and Bro. Clyde Hess officiating. Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5pm – 8pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. 

Ms. Chaney was born July 15, 1931, in Timpson, Texas to the late Ernest Rastus and Mary Etta (Stone) Barr.  Carrie married the love of her life, George Willis Chaney, on November 14, 1950 where the two spent over 64 years together before his passing in 2015.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She took pride in raising her six children and  loving them unconditionally.  Carrie enjoyed reading Guidepost, watching western shows, and cooking for her family.  She also enjoyed working on the farm with her late husband, George.  

She is survived by sons: 
Edgar Chaney and Denise of Timpson, Texas
Larry Chaney and wife Tresia of Huffman, Texas

Daughters: 
Gina Diane Broussard and husband Billy of Center, Texas
Rachael Mabe and husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia

Grandchildren: 
Jason Button
Sarah Coppock and husband Billy
Dennis Broussard

Great-grandchildren:
Richard
Kason
Makinlie Broussard

Sisters: 
Louise Nolan of Talco, Texas
Bertie Hess of Poteau, Oklahoma

Brother: 
Carlos Mack Barr and Louella of Woodville, Texas

Brother-in-law: Charles Birdwell

A host of family and friends who will miss her greatly. 

Ms. Chaney was preceded in death by her husband, George Willis Chaney; parents, Ernest and Mary Etta Barr; sons, Donald Wayne Chaney and George W. Chaney, JR; brothers, James Daniel Barr, Ollie Ray Barr; sisters, Billie Birdwell, Linda Morrison; and brother in law, Wilson Morrison.

Pallbearers are Charles Barr, Ray Morrison, Orville Hess, Ricky Nolan, Randy Nolan and Greg Haymon.

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

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

07/19/2018

Funeral for Edward Glen Gray, 73 of Garrison, will be at 11am, Friday, July 20, 2018 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

Gray died, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at his residence in Garrison, Texas.

Visition will be from 10am to 11am before service time at the funeral home.

Survivors:

Wife, Wanda Hendricks Gray of Garrison

Son, Jeremy Glenn Gray of Garrison

Daughters:
Sheila Jolene Joslin and husband Aaron Lee of Lexington, OK
Gina Janelle Wilson and husband Raymond III of Wanette, OK
Lisa Womack of Augusta, Georgia

Step-daughters:
Teresa Westmoreland of Nacogdoches
Rhonda Burkhalter and husband Mike of Garrison
Brenda Sue Pate and husband Danny of Timpson

19 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren

Family being served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

07/18/2018

Joseph “J.B.” Dorsey, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away July 18, 2018, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Wimberly Chapel in Huxley. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Dorsey was born May 13, 1935, in Rusk County, to Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey. He enjoyed working, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Mr. Dorsey worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for thirteen years, a job which he loved. He also loved his customers.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Jeanie Matheny of Huxley
Renee Dorsey of Center

Grandchildren:
Bridgett Gooch of Henderson
Gina Jones and husband, Aaron, of Huxley
Brooke Dorsey of Huxley
Skyler Gilpatrick of Longview
Conner Gilpatrick of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Lee Howell of Henderson
Cheyenne Wyatt of New London
B.J. Wyatt of Jacksonville
Amelia Jones of Huxley

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey
Brothers: Buck Dorsey, Jerry Dorsey, Glenn Dorsey
Sisters: Viola Moore, Mary Opal Goodwin, Ruby Stewart, Libby Blalock, Betty Still
Mother of his children and special friend: Mary Mixon

Pallbearers will be Richard Dorsey, Bubba Dorsey, Fred Goodgin, Dale LaGrone, Randy LaGrone, George Matheny, Aaron Jones and Lee Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Dorsey and Adrian Allen.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com

07/18/2018

Randall Jack Crump, 74, of Joaquin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2018, while surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  Doug Smith will be speaking up for Randall.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Crump was born August 10, 1943, in Joaquin, Texas, to Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump.  He worked in steel fabricating all of his life.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.  Mr. Crump was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by
Wife of 55 years: Patsy Myers Crump

Daughter: Lori May and husband, Marvin, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Morgan Blair May
Trevor Blain May and special friend, Kenslee Maines

Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Barbara and Mike Dickerson of Joaquin

A host of nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by
Parents: Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump
Son: Randy Crump
Brothers: Robert B. Crump, Roy M. Crump
Sisters: Ruth Wilkins, Melba Plagens, Betty Rippy, Linda Sue Crump

Pallbearers will be Gary Henderson, Dwanye Pinkston, Roy Manning Crump, Jinx Hutchins, Ricky Cockrell and Brad Cockrell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Smith and Bill Pridgen.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sholar Cemetery, c/o Jerry Cockrell, 190 CR 3798, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

Online condolences and tributes can be made to www.watsonandsonsfh.com

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