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09/12/2017

Lula Belle Nutter, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1930 in Hico, West Virginia to Walter Lee Norman and Minnie Belle Carte Norman.  Visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

Lula was born and raised in Hico, West Virginia where she graduated from Hico High School. After graduation, Lula married Lyle Clifford “Buck” Nutter on February 24, 1950 and she made a life as a homemaker. Lula enjoyed leading a simple life, but one full of laughter and love. She knew her way around the kitchen and loved cooking. She also had a great time on trips to the casino. Most of all, Lula treasured the moments spent with her children and grandchildren.

Lula is survived by:
Sons:
Clifford Nutter and wife, Denise
Rick Nutter and wife, Jan

Daughters:
Cindy Tate and husband, Don
Bonnie Hawver and husband, Ken

Grandchildren:
David Ford and wife, Lien
Jeremy Ford and wife, Myra
Chane Stanley and wife, Janet
Janan Kent and husband, Eric
John Nutter and wife, Shareal
Brad Nutter and wife, Lori
Josh Hawver and wife, Katie
Brittany Bland and husband, Matt

Fifteen great-grandchildren

One great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Clifford “Buck” Nutter; her parents, Walter and Minnie Belle Norman; one son, Teddy Nutter; brothers, JC Norman, Lee “Shorty” Norman, Leonard Norman, Odie Norman, and Clinton “CC” Norman; and sisters Blaine Norman and Rachel Norman.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

09/12/2017

Myra Jean Smith, 68, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1949 in Kansas to George W. Brooks and Mildred Juanita Shawn Brooks. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Myra is survived by:

Husband, James Smith

Son, Michael Bryan

Daughter, Michelle Schumtz and husband, Rodney

Brother, George Brooks and wife, Wanda

Grandchildren: Patrick Schmutz and wife, Faith; Sarah Schmutz; Kayden Wilder; and Kamden Wilder.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred Brooks and her brother, Larry Brooks.

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

09/10/2017

Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Akins was born November 12, 1954, in Center, to Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Michelle Lee and Anthony Parish of Center
Jerry Wayne Akins II of Center
Jeffery Michael Akins of Center
Jennifer Marie Akins and fiancé, John Willoughby, of Center

Grandchildren:
Enedina Akins
Maria Tavera
Jose Tavera
Haley Parish
Hannah Parish
Jerry Wayne Akins III
Bentley Stephen Akins
Timberly Faith Akins
Isabella Grace Akins
Chasity Cheshire
Colton Cheshire
Gracelyn Cheshire
Medilynn Cheshire
Brantlee Akins
Grayson Wayne Akins
Kylie Williams

Sisters and Brother:
Carolyn Moore of Waco
Vera Mae Nimitz and husband, Joe, of Hillister
Dianne Freeman of Mansfield, Louisiana
Nelda McCawley of Center
Charles Belsha of Center

Special Nieces:
Melinda Hughes
Angela Cuello

Special Nephew: Kenneth Wayne Hayes

Special Cousin: Ann Walker

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerry Wayne Akins Sr.
Parents: Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha
Brothers: Tommy Ray Belsha, Johnny Earl Belsha, Robert Adams

Pallbearers will be Jack Hughes Jr., Joseph Bartlett, Charles Belsha, Anthony Parish, William Jacobs, Kenneth Hayes and Billy Adams.

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

09/07/2017

Juanita Faye Smith, 76, of Lone Oak, Texas, formerly a long-time resident of Huxley Bay, passed away on September 7, 2017 in McKinney. She was born on April 16, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii to James Alexander Burgess and Francis Maria Decoster Burgess. Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Toledo Bend Cowboy Church in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Juanita was born in Hawaii, but she also lived in Malvern, Arkansas and Lufkin, Texas growing up. She attended high school in Lufkin. One unforgettable day at the dry cleaners in Lufkin, Juanita met a gentleman named Ira Smith. As fate would have it, the two would fall in love and be joined together in marriage on December 19, 1958. They had a beautiful and lifelong marriage of forty-two years until Ira’s passing. She was currently residing in Lone Oak, Texas with her sister-in-law, Brenda Lindsey.

Juanita was known by many names: Mom, Aunt Nita, Mamma Juanita, and Momma Cita. Whatever the title, she always answered as she loved her family and friends. She enjoyed many activities and hobbies. She liked to crochet, watching hummingbirds, listening to good ole classic country music, crappie fishing, taking walks, playing Bingo, dancing, and loved working with her plants. When she was indoors, you’d find Juanita watching game shows which was one of her favorite types of entertainment. She especially liked Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, and Family Feud. Juanita was also very active in volunteering and helping with the Huxley Bay Kids Fishing Tournament. She was a member of the Toledo Bend Cowboy Church.

Juanita is survived by:

Her children:
Doug Smith and wife, Debra of Willis, Texas
Ronnie Lynn Smith of Huxley, Texas
Judy Ann Curtis and husband, David of Canton, Texas
John Edward Smith and wife, Donna of Elysian Fields, Texas

Brother, Robert Burgess of Benton, Arkansas

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ira Smith; parents, James and Francis Burgess; and granddaughter, Theresa Smith.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Smith’s service will be Ronnie Smith, Jr., James Lungren, Christopher Smith, Colin Smith, Justin Smith, and Russell Lindsey. Honorary Pallbearers are Marcus Lindsey, David Curtis, Morgan Rawlinson, and Patrick Dickey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wimberly Cemetery, 11466 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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

09/05/2017

Alfredia Cartwright, age 57, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Triumph First Pentecostal Church of Shelbyville. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery Shelbyville with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Angela (Kendrick) Cartwright of Shelbyville
Cindy (Bryan) Cartwright of Shelbyville

5 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Gloria (James) Hewitt of Shelbyville
Esther Lynn Cartwright of Shelbyville
Alvina Cartwright of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Eddie Lee (Alisia) Robertson of Center
Michael (Tanya) Cartwright of Shelbyville
James Robert (Peggy) Cartwright of Shelbyville

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. 

09/05/2017

Lola Jackson Chumbley, 91, passed away August 16, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1926 to Webb and Lucille Kindle Jackson in the East Hamilton Community in Shelby County, Texas.

Services were scheduled for August 26, 2017, however, due to Hurricane Harvey funeral service was held September 2, 2017 at Abiding Faith Baptist Church, Missouri City, Texas. Interment was at Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas with Pastor Bobby Morgan officiating.

She united with the East Hamilton Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully in the choir, Sunday school, and as church secretary for many years until she relocated to Houston, Texas in 1989.

After searching for a church home, she found her church family at Abiding Faith Baptist under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Morgan . There she served faithfully in the gospel choir, Women of Faith, Young at Heart, Prayer Ministry and the Fitness Group until her health failed.

On December 18, 1948, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Mose Chumbley. To this union six children were born. She also raised Marvin and Charlie Chumbley as her sons.

She enjoyed being with family and friends and serving the Lord. She was always glad to be in the House of the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mose Chumbley; both of her parents, Webb and Lucille Johnson; five brothers, Cleveland, Henderson, Sylvester, and Leo Jackson, and C.B. Polley; three sisters, Ollie Haley, Minnie B. Martin, and Revetta Sanders as well as her two step-sons, Marvin and Charlie Chumbley.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Ella Johnson of Houston, Texas and Gloria Thompson (Walter) of Garland, Texas; four sons, Kenneth Chumbley (Pam) of Shelbyville, Texas, Elton Chumbley (Patricia) of Shelbyville, Davey Chumbley (Joyce) of Houston, and L.T. Chumbley (Betty) of Houston; grandchildren, Kendon Chumbley, Allison Davis (Lawrence), Laura Ross, Timothy Chumbley (Vida), Tiffany Thompson, Stephanie Garrett, Milton Garrett, Lance Chumbley, Lester Chumbley, Astria Simmons, Anthony Johnson, Gerald Johnson (Sophia), Rushie Johnson and others; a host of nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, cousins, and friends; special friends, Queen Brinson of Shelbyville, Vernell Hicks of Center, Lou Ester Byndom of Center, and Eunice Johnson of Houston. She will be remembered for her love of God and her church family who always make sure she had a ride.

Pallbearers: Anthony Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Kendon Chumbley, Tim Chumbley, Marq Thompson, and Lawrence Davis

Final arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Home, 3900 Holmes, Houston, Texas. 

09/05/2017

Jean “Myra” Smith, 68, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1949. Services are pending at this time with Mangum Funeral Home.

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

09/05/2017

Danny Patterson Tomlin, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Forbis Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Tomlin was born February 24, 1947, in Center, to E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin.  He graduated from Center High School.  Mr. Tomlin served in the United States Marine Corps and later became a self-employed carpenter.  One of his proudest accomplishments was being involved in the construction of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center, which he was a member for many years. Mr. Tomlin enjoyed hunting and making trips to Colorado.  Above all, he cherished the moments he spent being “Poppa” to his grandchildren.  

He is survived by
Wife of 51 years: Barbara Graves Tomlin of Center

Sons:
Anthony Lee Tomlin and wife, Cindy, of Center
David Joshua Tomlin of Center

Grandchildren:
Alex Tomlin
Blaine Tomlin
Wil Tomlin
Taylor Tomlin

Sisters:
Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Tomlin Hagen of Nacogdoches
Jeannette Tomlin Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Tomlin Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center

Brother, Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin

Pallbearers will be James Lynn Livingston, Ronny Rudd, Pete Andrews, Ricky Cockrell, Brad Cockrell and David Wheeler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project by mail (PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517), phone (877.832.6997), or online (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).  Also, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by mail (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105), phone (800.805.5856) or online (www.stjude.org).

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

09/05/2017

Mr. Rolland Glen Hall, age 61, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Hall passed away on August 30, 2017 at Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.  

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1pm at County Line Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Gasby New Zion Cemetery with Rev. Gaylon Taylor, Officiating.

Wake and visitation will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6pm until 9pm at Ross Mortuary Chapel, Houston, Texas.

Survivors include:
Wife: Mary Hawkins Hall of Houston, Texas

Children:
Jaron Bowens of Houston Texas
Curtis Hawkins of Houston, Texas
Delvin Hawkins and Natasha Hawkins of Mississippi

15 grandchildren

6 great grandchildren

Brothers:
James H. Moore(Karen) of Simi Valley, California
Johnny Moore (Myrtle) of Houston Texas
James Lane Jr, of Geneva, Texas

Sisters:
Mary Dodd of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jeanette Stevens of Houston Texas

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

09/04/2017

Mary Barton Carter, 87, of the Paxton Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  
 
Mrs. Carter was born March 18, 1930, in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, to George Hutto and Rosie Head Hutto.  She was a member of Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Polley Eddins and husband, Benny, of Center
George Elton Barton and wife, Lisa, of Joaquin
Danny Wayne Barton of the Paxton Community of Shelby County
Jimmy Barton of the Paxton Community of Shelby County
 
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Dewey E. Barton
Husband: Charlie Carter
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

09/03/2017

Alvin Willoughby, 78, passed away on September 1, 2017 in Humble, Texas. He was born in Center, Texas on April 28, 1939 to John Elvin Willoughby and Gertrude Broadway Willoughby. Funeral services for Mr. Willoughby will be at 2pm, Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12pm to 2pm on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Alvin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who thoroughly enjoyed every second spent with his family and friends. “Dood,” as he was often called, could be found on the open road riding his motorcycle whenever he had the chance.

Alvin is survived by:
His sons,:
Tony Willoughby and wife, Traci of Center, Texas
Shane Willoughby and wife, Maria of Cleveland, Texas

Step-daughters:
Carol Morgan of Cleveland, Texas
Leigh Crouch of Cleveland, Texas

Grandchildren:
Angel Minter
Carlos Lecksma
Waylon Willoughby
Wyatt Willoughby
Heavenlee Willoughby
Britlee Sullivan
Levi Willoughby
Lincoln Willoughby
Austin Craig
Hagan Craig
Dusti Willoughby
Terri Marshal
John Willoughby

Eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Elsie Willoughby; parents, John Elvin and Gertrude Willoughby; one son, Rodney Willoughby; Janice Willoughby and Jean Willoughby.

Pallbearers for Mr. Willoughby’s service will be Billy Bob McAdams, Lonnie Dodd, Dick Gee, Josh McAdams, Raymond Singltary and Roe Belrose.

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

09/03/2017

Zelna Hughes Belsha, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bill Sheffield officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County.  

Mrs. Belsha was born April 29, 1935, in Joaquin, to Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes.  She enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful flower beds.  Mrs. Belsha loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Daughter: Reené Hooper and husband, Duane, of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren:
Timothy D. Hooper of Los Angeles, California
Robert Brian Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Alicia Diane Hamilton and husband, Jeff, of Joaquin, Texas
William Preston Hooper of Austin, Texas
Callie Reené Briggs and husband, Jackie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Amy Diane Fonseca and husband, Rafael, of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Burlington County, New Jersey
Alex Hooper and wife, Evette, of Houston, Texas

14 Great Grandchildren

7 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Sue Weaver and husband, Buford, of Center, Texas

Sisters-in-law:
Bonnie Baggett
Nelwyn Ables

Brother-in-law: Howard Belsha

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Lamar Belsha
Parents: Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes
Brother: Bo Hughes

Pallbearers will be Alex Hooper, Jackie Briggs, Will Hooper, Chad Hughes, Rob Hooper and Pete Owens.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Chapman, Tye Chapman and Rafael Fonseca.

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

09/02/2017

Jeff Parker, 54, of Center, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2p.m., Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Sardis Church in Shelby County with Bro. Carlos Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12-noon.

Mr. Parker was born June 1, 1963, in Shelby County, to Tommy Wayne Parker and Louise Chambliss Parker. He was a devoted Christian, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Parker loved spending time with his family. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by
Wife of 32 years: Betty Parker

Children:
Laurie Perez and husband, Antonio
Chris Scott and Preslie Nichols
Jason Parker and wife, Jody

Grandchildren:
Courtney Bass
Brittany Bass
Logan Scott
Jalynn Durbin
Lynsie Durbin
Jaycee Parker
Colton Parker
Joshua Parker

Father: Tommy Parker

Sisters:
Rebecca Jean Parker Stokes
Mary Evelyn Glaze

Brothers:
Kenneth “Bo” Parker and wife, Tina
Edwin Parker and Brandy McCulloch
Steve Parker and wife, Jill

Aunts:
Charlsie Packwood and Ora Bell Sullivan
Barbie Chambliss and husband, Robert
Sharon Chambliss

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Louise Glaze
Niece: Franshaire
Grandparents: Thomas A. and Mandy L. Chambliss, Clarence A. and Viola E. Parker

Pallbearers will be Jay Robertson, Buddy McGown, Chad Martinez, Richard Dyson Sr., Joel Olivarez, Richard Dyson Jr.

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

09/01/2017

Alvin Willoughby, 78, passed away on September 1, 2017 in Humble, Texas. He was born on April 28, 1939.

Funeral services for Mr. Willoughby will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.

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

09/01/2017

Funeral services for Misty Dawn Sanford Parker, age 37, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 31, 2017, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pat Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Bank Cemetery. Ms. Parker passed from this life Saturday 26, 2017, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born September 17, 1979, in Nacogdoches, Texas, she is the daughter of Robert Sanford, Jr. & Suzan Sanford of Texas and was preceded in death by her daughter, Preslie Parker.

Additional survivors are children, Riley Parker, Jacey Parker & Nolan Sudberry all of Shelbyville, Tennessee; sister, Tracy (Chris) Powell of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Russell (Stephanie) Sanford of Murry, Kentucky & Lindsay (Jason) Williams of Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.
www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com

08/31/2017

Billie R. “Reggie” Warren, 67, of Queen City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Queen City, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Old Home Church in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12-noon.

Mr. Warren was born December 25, 1949, in Mexia, Texas, to Billie L. Warren and June M. Little Warren. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City, Texas.

He is survived by
Wife: Debora A. Warren of Queen City, Texas

Children:
Marty Warren and wife, Lori, of Brazoria, Texas
Ginna Stivers and husband, William, of Queen City, Texas

Grandchildren:
Whittney Johnson
Katylynn “Bug” Letterman
Gage Stivers
Alyssa “Pumpkin” Warren
Isabella “Bellaboo” Warren
Gracelyn “Little Bit” Stivers

Great-Grandson: Brynden Johnson

Nephew: Jody Warren and family

Sister-in-law: Lona Lee and husband, Kevin

Numerous “adopted” kids

Preceded in death by
Parents: Billie L. Warren and June M. Little Warren
Brother: Ricky Warren

Pallbearers will be Josh Fletcher, Bobby Hunter Dean, Marty Warren, Jody Warren, George Fletcher and Kevin Lee.  Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin “Bubba” Lum, Norris Taylor, Webb Bates, Tad Camathan, Bobby Dean and Bryan Fairchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization of your choice to assist with flood victims.

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

08/31/2017

Melanise Alexander, age 91 of Tenaha, passed away Thursday morning, August 24, 2017 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha. Wake will be held Friday evening from 6pm until 8pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church. Interment is at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Pastor Joseph Hall, Sr. officating.

She is survived by:

Sister, Bennie L. Smith of Tenaha

A host of nieces and nephews

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Funeral service for Mr. Isaiah Hill, Jr. (85) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, September 2, 2017, 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas).  Mr. Hill died Monday, August 28, 2017.   Rev. James A. Ervin will be officiating.   

Survivors include:

Wife: Dorthy Hill of Center, Texas

Sons: Bobby Hill of Center, Texas; I.J. (Brenda) Hill of Shelbyville, Texas; Michael Hill and Marcus Hill of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughters: Helen Hill of Houston, Texas; Charlotte Hill of Houston, Texas; Debra (Sugarman) of Center, Texas; and Angela Hill of Houston, Texas 

Sister: Mirla Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas; Eva Wells of Houston, Texas; and Vernon Jewel of Houston, Texas.

Visitation: On Saturday, September 2, 2017 from the hours of 1pm to 2pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church              

Committal: Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

Repass: Bright Morning Star Baptist Church

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

08/29/2017

Robert M. "Bob" Basham, age 68, passed away August 28, 2017 in Clear Lake, Texas. He was born August 25, 1949 to Vera and Coy Basham.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Nicole Basham of Clear Lake, Texas
Sedonia Sebran of Longview, Texas

Sister, Judy Horton of Clear Lake, Texas

Brothers:
Jessie Basham of Tenaha
Luke Basham of Joaquin

Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild

Several nieces and nephews

Services will be announced at a later time.

08/28/2017

J. L. Emmons, 86, of Center, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

J. L. Emmons was born on February 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons.  He served in the United States army and was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

He is survived by
Daughter and Son-in-law: Pamela and Billy Bolton

Grandchildren:
Chris Bolton and wife, Misty
Misty Wright and husband, Chance

Great-Grandchildren:
Ashton Emmons
Kellie Morgan and husband, Brandon
Zachary Bolton
Rosalyn Wright
Jacob Zavada
Carson Emmons
Bethany Emmons
Delylah Wright
Mason Morgan

Preceded in death by
Wife: Carolyn Patterson Emmons
Son: Rodney Emmons
Granddaughter: Katina Emmons
Parents: Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons

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

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