10/02/2018

Jquadron “Scooby” Marquise Thomas, age 25, of Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Thomas passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 due to automobile accident in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation and wake is from 12:30pm until 6:30pm on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Garner and Son Chapel in San Augustine.

Funeral service is 11am Saturday, October 6, 2018 at San Augustine High School Gymnasium. Internment is at Mt. Dena Cemetery with Rev. Herman Scott Officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Arianna Adams Thomas of Lufkin, Texas

Father: Robert Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

Paternal Grandparents Leo and Betty Randle of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers:
Jacourtney Thomas of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dredarius Jones of Lufkin, Texas
Cedric Bell of Lufkin, Texas
Jaqualin Tanner of Nacogdoches, Texas
Magarey Randle of Houston, Texas
Tarence Randle of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Roneeka Bell of Lufkin, Texas
Bianaca jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
LaToya Jones of San Augustine, Texas
Laquisha Ross (Mister) of Arlington, Texas
Cynitha Hall of Dallas, Texas
Faith Williams of Shreveport, LA
Kammalesia Duncan of Tenaha, Texas
Ty Burrell (Kerrick) of San Augustine, Texas
Ateisha Duncan of Logansport, LA

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.

10/02/2018

Jack Bradberry, 87, of Center, passed away October 2, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor Sherry Harding officiating.  Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Bradberry was born July 13, 1931, in Shelby County, to Ray Bradberry and Margarete Cannon Bradberry.  He retired from Bayer Corporation after 28 years of service.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Bradberry enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle.  Traveling was also among his favorite things to do.  He was a Past Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star #342.  Mr. Bradberry was also a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville for 65 years, where he served as Past Worshipful Master. He was also a longtime member of El Mina Shrine in Galveston.

He is survived by
Wife of 67 years: Billye Bradberry

Son: Billy Frank Bradberry and wife, Reatha

Grandchildren:
Jessica Bradberry
Jacklyn Bradberry
Jace Bradberry and Reece Beard

Great-Granddaughter: Brooklyn Faith Adams

Brothers:
Charles Bradberry and wife, Sharon
Marcy Bradberry and wife, Robin

Niece: Amanda Bradberry Firth

Preceded in death by
Son: Jack E. Bradberry
Great Granddaughter: Emily Hope Adams
Parents: Ray Bradberry and Margarete Cannon Bradberry

Pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelbyville Cemetery, PO Box 335, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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

10/01/2018

James Joseph Hebert, 77, of Timpson, Texas passed away on October 1, 2018 in Timpson, Texas. Born February 7, 1941 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Howard and Ella Mae (Duhon) Hebert.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

10/01/2018

Jennifer Joy Miller Cohenour, 67, of Beaumont, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Brad Morgan and Bro. Jeff Stull officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Cohenour was born August 10, 1951, in Nacogdoches, to Melvin Mauriece Miller and Joy Holt Miller. She enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family and friends and also enjoyed being around her cats. Mrs. Cohenour was a retired escrow officer, which provided her many connections with Realtors in Beaumont. She was a member of Forest Park Methodist Church in Beaumont. 

She is survived by
Husband: Don Cohenour Jr. of Beaumont

Son: Douglas Cohenour and fiancé, Megan Jones, of Austin

Mother: Joy Miller of Center

Sisters:
Sally Windham and husband, Danny Paul, of Center
Mary Pigg and husband, Bobby, of Center
Becky Grant and husband, Jimmy, of Center
Rachel Paddie and husband, Billy, of Center

Brother-in-law: James Cohenour and wife, Kimi, of Palacios

Nieces and Nephews:
Anna Joy Shirley and husband, Brett
Clayton Windham and wife, Jackie
Analeise Pigg
Neil Pigg and wife, Kaley
Megan Grant
Jennifer Paddie
James Cohenour
David Cohenour

Aunt: Letitia Holt

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Trey Cohenour
Father: Melvin Mauriece Miller
Brother-in-law: Robert Cohenour
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Donald E. and Helen Britt Cohenour

Pallbearers will be Clayton Paul Windham, Danny Windham, Jimmy Grant, Bobby Pigg, James Cohenour and Billy Paddie.

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

10/01/2018

Graveside funeral services for Judge Charles Clay “Brick” Dickerson, 76, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Deadwood Cemetery with Rev. Rick Linebarger officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Judge Charles Clay “Brick” Dickerson was born July 7, 1942 in Deadwood, Texas to Lawrence Clifton and Mellie Briggs Dickerson, Sr. and passed away September 29, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. He attended Carthage High School, graduating with the class of 1960, and continued his education at Panola College, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Stephen F. Austin State University and the Southwestern College of Law.

Brick married Varonica Sue Payne on July 8, 1968 and together they celebrated 48 years of marriage until her death on September 5, 2016. Judge Dickerson served his country through the National Guard and worked as a lawyer for many years. He was elected Judge of the 123rd Federal District for Panola and Shelby counties later in his career. 

Judge Dickerson enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, and was a member of the NRA as well as a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, June Yarbrough; brothers, Lawrence Clifton Dickerson, II and Arthur Weldon “Tuffy” Dickerson.

Judge Dickerson is survived by: 
His daughter: Amanda Dickerson Martin and husband Ryan of Carthage

Brother: Larry Nathaniel Dickerson and wife Allie Fidelia of Lafayette

Sister: Wanda Nell Belcher of Houston

Grandchildren: 
Hannah “Kat” Dickerson Buckner of Carthage
Sofia Elise Wallace of Carthage
Helena Lenore Wallace of Carthage
Kiaran M. Wallace of Carthage

Great-grandchild: Camden Dean Williams

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.

09/29/2018

Alma Lovett Ellington, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Doug Fincher and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. Ellington was born December 10, 1924, in Shelbyville, to R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett. She owned and operated Alma’s Beauty Shoppe from 1969 until 1993. Her hobbies included mowing the lawn, picking up pecans and baking cakes for the elderly. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Children:
Thomas Ellington Jr. and wife, Karen, of Houston
Jeff Ellington of Center
Connie Ellington Morrison and husband, Tem, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Thomas Ellington III of Houston
Victoria Lynn Ellington of Washington, D.C.
Jeff Ellington II and Bobbi of Center
Chris Ellington and Emily of Center
Dawn Ellington of Center
Joseph “Joey” Ellington Williams and Shea of Center

11 Great-Grandchildren

Special Niece: Mary Jo Lampley of Center

Numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: T. O. Ellington
Parents: R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett
5 Siblings

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Good Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o John Doggett, 1251 Busby Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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

09/29/2018

Amy Springer, 43, of Houston, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018, in Houston.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be before service at 1:30.
 
Miss Springer was born September 10, 1975, in Houston, to George Springer and Juanita Jones Springer. She loved volunteering and playing volleyball.
 
She is survived by
Mother: Juanita Springer of Garrison
 
Brother: Edward Springer of Houston
 
Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Father: George Springer
 
Pallbearers will be Casey Cranford, Keith Cranford, Marc Cranford, Jared Kimbrough, Chris Box and Corey Lunsford. Honorary pallbearers will be Weyman Jones, Brian Jones and Jeff Jones.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

09/27/2018

Janet Windham Hughes, 53, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.

Janet was born April 3, 1965, in Shelby County, to William Henry Windham and Alda Johnson Yarbrough. She was always learning about the newest technology, enabling her to train others through various information technology classes and consultations. Janet founded Piney Woods Photographic Society, where she was able to connect with many people who shared her passion for photography. She was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by 
Husband: Edward Marshall Hughes of Carthage

Mother: Alda Johnson Yarbrough of Center

Mother-in-law and Father-in-law: Charles and Joyce Hughes of Carthage

Sister: Darla Smith and husband, Carey, of Lebanon, Tennessee

Sister-in-law: Claire Windham and husband, Micah, of Patroon

Niece and Nephews: 
Brittany Breaux of Tyler
Tori Windham of Shelbyville
Wyatt Windham of Shelbyville
Sam Windham of Shelbyville
Molly Windham of Shelbyville

Uncles:
Newton Johnson and wife, Tanya, of Joaquin
David Windham and wife, Bonnie, of Nacogdoches

Special Friends: Karen and Mark Hampton of Marshall

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: William Henry Windham
Bonus Dad: Daniel Yarbrough

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Piney Woods Photographic Society, c/o Bobbie Jean Wood, 2671 FM 414, Center, Texas 75935.

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

09/27/2018

Graveside service for Cleon Conred Johnson, 78, of Tatum, Texas will be held at 2PM on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Joseph Driskell officiating. Mr. Johnson passed away on September 26, 2018 in Longview, Texas. Born May 2, 1940, in Center, Texas. Cleon is the son of the late Burtis Johnson and Vergie Mae Johnson. 

Mr. Johnson graduated Timpson High School, Class of 1959. He later joined the United States Army and proudly served his country alongside his brother for their term. He returned home working as a welder. He enjoyed the outdoors. He fished occasionally, and loved working in the garden. 

He is survived his son, Keith Johnson of Carthage, Texas; brothers, Leland Johnson of Longview, Texas, Alan Johnson and wife Peggy of Carthage, Texas, Lester Johnson and wife Virginia of Henderson, Texas, Larry Johnson of Timpson, Texas; sister, Nelda Stevens of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Joann Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandson, Micah Johnson of Carthage, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Cleon is preceded in death by his parents, Burtis and Vergie Mae Johnson; brothers, Marshall Ray Johnson, Richard Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Laverl Johnson.

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.

09/27/2018

James “Buddy” Pratt, 71, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on March 12, 1947 in Center to Jimmy Pratt and Zelma Samford Pratt. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Buddy, as everyone knew him, grew up in Center. His father passed away when Buddy was very young. His mother knew that Buddy would need a father figure in his life and later married Hollis Smith who would raise him as his own. Buddy graduated from Center High School and then entered the United States Army. He served his country honorably before returning home. Buddy took a job with Southwester Bell Telephone Company where he worked as a customer service technician for his entire career until retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He spent a beautiful 42 years with the love of his life, Vicky Harris and they built an amazing life together. More than anything, Buddy treasured his time spent surrounded by family. 

Buddy leaves behind his beloved wife, Vicky Pratt of Center; sons, Eric Pratt and wife, Allison of Center, Ryan Pratt of Baytown, Dion Pratt of Houston and Shane Pratt and wife, Dena of Mesa, Colorado; daughter, Dache Pratt Sneath and husband, Michael of Sachse, Texas; sister, Elizabeth Kay Langley of Kilgore; grandchildren, Kaleigh and Keaton “Bam” Pratt, Ian and Lyla Sneath, Destiney and Britney Pratt, Cagan and Louis Pratt, Addison and Tatum Pratt, Lauren Townley and Tyler Newcomb; and special family friend, Dr. Mark Cline.

He is preceded in death by his fathers, Jimmy Pratt and Hollis Smith and mother, Zelma Pratt Smith. 

Pallbearers will be Ken Ramsey, Joe White, Villis Dowden, Chase Hooper, Brandon Tyler and Doug Tyler. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Harris, Cecil Tyler and Brian Tyler.

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

09/24/2018

Ovias Michael Bailey, 66, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 23, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on December 30, 1951 in Pasadena, Texas to Ovias Asburry Bailey and Ray Nell Jones Bailey. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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

09/19/2018

Dale William Otto, 88, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center.

Mr. Otto was born August 19, 1930, in Joice, Iowa, to Wilhelm Otto and Tressa Ulstead Otto.  He enjoyed camping, gardening and traveling.  

He is survived by
Wife: Marilyn S. Otto of Center

Daughters:
Susan Stephens and husband, Harry, of Hallsville
Julie Rholes and husband, Gary, of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Peterson and Alisha Fritz
Alyssa Ray and husband, Nathan
Katie Bowen and husband, Eric
Karla North
Kelly Bara and husband, Troy
Ryan Rholes and wife, Irina

Great-Grandchildren:
Finley
Blake 
Sofia

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

09/18/2018

Funeral service for Mrs. Avalon M. O’Neal-Norris (83) of Joaquin, Texas will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Abundant Love Ministries at 1:00pm. Mrs. Norris died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Willis Knighton South in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Norris was born on May 12, 1935. Bro. Marlin Cloudy will be officiating. 

Mrs. Norris is survived by:

Sons:
Ricky Howard of Center, Texas
Darren O’Neal of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dennis O’Neal, wife Sherrelle of Logansport, Louisiana

Daughters:
Tracee (Yvette), husband Milford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Tammy Nelson, husband Alonzo of Mansfield, Louisiana

Brother: Mitchell McClelland of Houston, Texas

Visitation: Friday, September 21, 2018, from the hours of 12 noon to 6:00pm at Hicks Chapel

Committal: Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

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

09/18/2018

Virgil Wayne Duke, 82, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, September 14, 2018. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Mt. Calvary on 417 East in Shelbyville, Texas.

He was a strong, tall, man’s man, who was blessed to not outlive his ability to care for himself and his family. He was proud and grateful for the time he had on earth and the quality of life he was able to experience right up to the moment the Lord called him home.

Virgil served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Skagit (105) from 1954-1956.

For many years, Virgil worked and managed several well-known Houston establishments. He shot a pretty good game of pool, but never learned to play the piano. Later, he was a successful REPO man, even more successful after his wife, Ruth Ann, became his partner. She could hook the chains as fast as any man and they almost always got away before shots were fired. They knew Houston like the back of their hands and Virgil gave better directions and travel advice than MapQuest, especially on where NOT to go.

After retiring and returning home, Virgil was an active member and usher at Mt. Calvary and was loved and respected greatly by his church family and Pastor Don Windham and wife, Linda. He attended and supported all church functions with the exception of a very few that coincided with Astros games.

Virgil could be seen most any day under the pecan tree and was always ready for a game of dominos or 42. (He especially enjoyed beating James Earl, but would take on anyone willing to play.) Before losing his best friend, Michael Lee, they could be seen cruising 699 with radio on and windows down, both wearing their cool shades…They were both smooth talkers and impeccable dressers, always starched and pressed. And that’s only a couple of the many traits they shared. Michael would tell anyone that Virgil was the coolest sidekick he ever had…Losing his friend was hard on Virgil.

Friends and family enjoyed teasing Virgil about a variety of things including but not limited to the Astros, his age, his exes, and his pointed toed cowboy boots, but he could dish it out as well as take it with a smile. He was always knowledgeable of current events and seemed to know where everyone was and who was doing what…We finally figured out that he had become quite the proficient at “ghosting” on Ruth Ann’s Facebook! We love him and we always knew he loved us. The “Hill on 699” won’t be the same without him.

Virgil is survived by
Wife, friend, and soulmate for almost 24 years: Ruth Ann Weatherford Duke

Brother: James “Jim” Duke and wife, Betty

Sister-in-law: Lynn Locke

Children:
Megan Waite
Dee Ann Dockens
Kris and Glenda Dockens
Kevin and Anita Dockens

Grandchildren:
Cory Causey and wife, Kim
(Kylee, Skylar, Lauren)
Kevin Askew
Kristopher Dockens
Raylee Askew
Brodie Sibley and wife, Kristi
(Bo, Tripp, Emmarie)
Mackenzie Dockens
Witt Dockens

Nieces and nephews:
Lester and Teresa Belrose
(Austin, Tyler, Jordan, Grant)
Bruce and Judy Snider
(Alex, Blaine, Caleb)
Mark and Rusty Gorby
(Jacob, Katie, Justin)
Terry and Tari Dammel
(Carl, Chris)
Ted and Karen Duke
(Kelly, Kevin)
Mark and Tina Myrick
(Stephen, Shawn, Kristin)
Tom and Linda Duke
(James, Brian)

Numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends

He was preceded in death by
Son: Billy Duke
Brother: Smitty Duke
Parents: Virgil and Clara Belle Duke

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

Barbara Nell Chavers-Copeland, 74, of Shelbyville, Texas, went into Jesus’ arms on September 17, 2018 in Shelbyville. She was born on June 21, 1944 in Alpine, Texas to William Cuyler Chavers and Doris Marie Magee Chavers. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 

Barbara was a bit of a traveler during her youth and teenage years. Her family spent time in Yoakum, Texas, Pensacola, Florida and El Paso, Texas where she completed high school. The desire for travel and exploration carried into her life beyond school. Barbara had a passion for the outdoors. She collected rocks from all of the United States. She also loved to hike and explore in the mountains. She enjoyed camping and visiting state and national parks during her travels. Barbara was a involved with Toledo Bend Cowboy Church in Huxley and Word of Hope in Pecos. 

Barbara is survived by:
Her husband: Wesley Copeland of Shelbyville

Sons: 
Cliffton D. Pert and wife, Geri of Dundee, Michigan
Cleveland G. Pert and wife, Bonnie of Arlington, Texas

Daughters: 
Cellina F. Stokes and husband, David of Humble, Texas
Casondra L. Trevino and husband, Lee of Conover, Wisconsin

Brothers: 
Raymond Chavers of Lawrenceville, Minnesota
Floyd Chavers and wife, Esther of Eden, Texas
Herbert Chavers and wife, Suzette of Riverside, California
W.J. Chavers and Laura Atkinson of Milton, Florida
Charles Chavers and wife, Darlene of Graysville, Florida
Clyde Chavers of Knoxville, Tennessee

Sister: 
Carolyn Beach of Harlingen, Texas
Marie C. Callahan of Florida

Grandchildren: 
Jacqelyn Dunn
Brandon Trevino
Justin Trevino
Chelsea Stokes
Jerry Hollingshead
Krysten Pert
Carl Pert
Destiny Pert
Crystal Trevino
Matthew Trevino

Five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with one on the way; and 5 step-great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Doris Chavers, sisters, Marjorie Chavers, Nancy Zachy and Jackie Gammel; and brothers, Earnest Chavers, James Chavers and Donald Chavers.

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

09/17/2018

Natividad Cazanģo-Ramirez, 43, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Templo Principe De Paz. Interment will be held in Mexico.

Mrs. Cazanģo-Ramirez was born June 30, 1975, in Tarasco, Mexico, to Eustargio Cazanģo and Policarpia Ramirez. 

She is survived by
Husband: Magdiel Rivera-Cruz of Tenaha

Daughters: 
Yajayra Rivera
Ana Cazanģo
Diana Cazanģo

Sons: 
Daniel Rivera of Tenaha
Madian Cazanģo

Son-in-law: Agenor Rivera

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Rivera
David Rivera
Kelvin Rivera

Mother: Policarpia Ramirez

Brother-in-law: Heder Rivera and wife, Heder

Nieces:
Keila De la Cruz
Camila Rivera

Cousins:
William Rivera and wife, Gertrudis
Carlos Rivera and wife, Carlos

Preceded in death by
Father: Eustargio Cazanģo 

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

09/16/2018

Larry Kay, 72, of Joaquin Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Houston, Texas, with his devoted daughter Amanda by his side.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. A memorial service honoring and celebrating Larry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.

Larry Kay was born April 14, 1946 in Center, Texas, to Fred Kay and Ruth Fleming Kay, of Huxley, Texas. Larry grew up in Huxley surrounded by the large Kay family. Larry graduated from Joaquin High School, in Joaquin, Texas where he excelled on the football field. After graduating Larry began a career in construction that took him all over the world, including the Middle East and Asia.

A lifelong resident of Joaquin, Larry operated a farm in the Lone Cedar Community with Billie Jean, his beloved wife of forty-nine years. Larry and Billie Jean enjoyed raising horses and cattle and supporting their daughters in their rodeo careers. Larry had an incredible eye for selecting great horses.

Larry was an avid hunter. He enjoyed deer hunting, elk hunting, and dove hunting. Some of his most treasured hunting trips include those to Merkel, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Kentucky, with his family and friends.

After he retired, you could find him on his Ranger, riding through his property alongside his black labs. He loved working on his tractor, clearing and cleaning his property, and planting feed plots for his deer and grasses for the horses. Larry proudly showed off his granddaughters, Lila and Ava, to those he greeted. He frequently took Lila and Ava to feed his cows and to visit neighbors and friends.

To know Larry was to know an honest, hard-working husband, father, and grandfather. Larry will be remembered for his strength, loyalty, and love of family.

Survivors include the following:

Wife, Billie Jean Kay of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
LeAnn Kay Rafferty and husband Matthew of Joaquin, Texas
Amanda Kay of Fort Worth, Texas

Grandchildren:
Lila Lawson Rafferty of Joaquin, Texas
Ava Frances Rafferty of Joaquin, Texas

Nieces:
Nanette Hendricks of Douglassville, Texas
Cassie Thompson of Atlanta, Texas
Selisha Cockrell of Joaquin, Texas
DeAnn Niles of Sumpter, South Carolina
Jennifer Griffin Groves of Joaquin, Texas

Nephews:
Harold Kay, Jr. of Tenaha, Texas
Jason Griffin of Joaquin, Texas
Chuck Kay of Shelbyville, Texas

Numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Fred Kay and Ruth Fleming Kay
Brothers: Howard Thomas Kay and Harold Dewitt Kay Sr.

Pallbearers will be Jason Griffin, Buddy Kay, Ken Kay, John Paul Lawson, Ryan Sanders, and Kenny Weeks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Cooper, Nolan Cooper, Billy Jack Corbell, Jerry Griffin, Harold Kay Jr., Donald O’Rear, Joseph E. Parker, Gus Permenter, and Hugh Daw.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lone Cedar Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund- 2748 CR 3373, Joaquin, TX 75954 and the Strong Cemetery Fund- PO Box 1383, Center, TX 75935.

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

09/13/2018

Robert E. Clotiaux Sr., 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Clotiaux was born July 6, 1943, in Houston, to Noe Clotiaux and Stella Lee Weatherford Clotiaux.

He is survived by
Children: 
Robert Clotiaux, Jr. of Center
Ronda Secrest of Deer Park
Winter McCawley of Joaquin
Meaghan Clotiaux of Carthage

A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren

Brother: David Clotiaux of Channelview

Cousin: Ruth Ann Duke of Center

Preceded in death by
Wife: Marsha Singletary Clotiaux
Parents: Noe Clotiaux and Stella Lee Weatherford Clotiaux

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

09/13/2018

Graveside service for Dennis Melvin Permenter, 83, of Tenaha, Texas will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Mr. Permenter passed away on September 12, 2018 in Garrison, Texas.  Born February 11, 1935, in Tenaha, Texas to the late Harry Powers and Eva Ovada (Anderson) Permenter.  
 
Dennis was born and raised in Tenaha, Texas.  He attended Tenaha schools, then went to serve his country by joining the United States Air Force.  Dennis enjoyed hunting and attending gun shows.  He was a member of Tenaha Lodge #737 for many years.  He was also an active member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, serving the Lord in many capacities.  
 
Dennis is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Charles Earl Permenter; daughter, Donna Lee Sandifer; stepdaughters, Amanda Spradlin, Genna Smith; grandchildren, Nathan Amelung, Aaron Amelung; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Harvey Permenter; and sister, Oda Pauline Shepard.
 
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.

09/12/2018

Natividad Cazanģo-Ramirez, 43, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at a later date.  Interment will be held in Mexico.

Mrs. Cazanģo-Ramirez was born June 30, 1975, in Tarasco, Mexico, to Eustargio Cazanģo and Policarpia Ramirez.  

She is survived by
Husband: Magdiel Rivera-Cruz of Tenaha

Daughters: 
Yajayra Rivera
Ana Cazanģo
Diana Cazanģo

Sons: 
Daniel Rivera of Tenaha
Madian Cazanģo

Son-in-law: Agenor Rivera

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Rivera
David Rivera
Kelvin Rivera

Mother: Policarpia Ramirez

Brother-in-law: Heder Rivera and wife, Heder

Nieces:
Keila De la Cruz
Camila Rivera

Cousins:
William Rivera and wife, Gertrudis
Carlos Rivera and wife, Carlos

Preceded in death by
Father: Eustargio Cazanģo 

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

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