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05/01/06

Tommy Ray Byrd - Tommy Ray Byrd, 47, of Joaquin passed away Monday, May 01, 2006 at his home. Services will be 11 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Sam Glover officiating, burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 23, 1958 in Dallas, Texas to birth parents Ernest & Maudine (Moore) Byrd, Adoptive parents, William Henry & Jessie Lorene (Settles)Byrd.

He was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Wife, Patricia Byrd of Joaquin, Daughter, Crystal Alexander & husband, Jonathan of Stephenville and Daughter, Jessica Byrd of Joaquin. Mother in law, Frances Byrd of Joaquin, Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Pallbearers: Brandon Byrd, Dustin Byrd, Chester Byrd, Roy Byrd Jr, Cory Byrd & Ray Wright.


05/02/06

Jack Benny Jackson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 68 year old, Jack Benny Jackson, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Zion C-M-E. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are his mother, Elsie Jackson, of Galveston, one son, Craig Garrett, of Center, three sisters, Gail Senegal, of Houston, and Cynthia Hughes and Ann Jackson, both of Galveston, and two brothers, Weston Jackson, Junior, of Galveston, and Johnny Jackson, of Humble


05/03/06

Ima Jean Parks - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Ima Jean Parks, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Spann’s Chapel. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Parks’ survivors are her husband, Jimmie Parks, of Center, five children, Charles Parks, Shelby Tyre, Susan Windham, Rose Ramirez, and Lance Parks, all of Center, and one brother, Joe Spann, of Cleveland.

Burnard Watson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 92 year old, Burnard Watson, of San Augustine.

Among Mr. Watson’s survivors are two sons, Elwin Watson, of Jasper, and Johnny Watson, of San Augustine.


05/05/06

Gladys Schillings - 86, of Center, passed away Friday, May 5, 2006. Ms. Schillings was born March 24, 1920 in Hemphill, Texas to Vestal Metcalf and Mertie Burgess Metcalf. She was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Scarborough, Danny Scarborough, Michael Warren, Larry Warren, Larry Chandler, Mark Kenderdine, Tommy Alford and M.C. Metcalf.

She is survived by: Son: Roy Weeks & wife Faye of Center. Daughter: Carolyn Jackson & husband O’Neal of Shelbyville. Stepdaughter: Frances Fountain of Lufkin.

Grandchildren: Joseph Schillings of Center, Anthony Schillings of Shelbyville, Raul Schillings of Center, Dena Weeks of Lufkin, Jason Weeks of Clear Lake, Tammy Weeks of Lufkin, Lisa Weeks of Lufkin, William Weeks of Center, Emral Weeks of Center.

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister: Ruth Scarborough and husband Jeff of Huxley

Preceded in death by Parents & Brother, Clarence Metcalf

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


05/08/06

Dean New - Mangum Funeral Home announces graveside services for Dean New, of Crosby. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Border’s Cemetery. Among Mr. New’s survivors is his wife, Sherell Sanford New.


George Lee "Nick" Ratcliff - McCoy Funeral Home in Houston announces services for 67 year old, George Lee “Nick” Ratcliff, formerly of Center. Services will be this Saturday in Houston, and interment will be in Houston. Among Mr. Ratcliff’s local survivors are Mary Lister and Frances Netherly


05/09/06

Shirley Ann Nethery - Services for Shirley Ann Nethery, age 61, of Center will be held 11 am Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Kenneth West & Bob McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She died Monday, May 8, 2006. She was born August 7, 1944 in Shelby County, Texas to Ernest Warr and Liddle Luman Warr.

Survivors include: Husband, Dr. J.N. Nethery of Center, Sons, Michael Neal Nethery of Center & Patrick Neal Nethery of Center. Sister, Ruby Smith & husband Ray of Center. Special Nephew, Rodger McLane & wife Brenda of Carthage. Special Great Nieces, Brandi, Kelly & husband Shane of Carthage & Laci Fenson & husband Brent of Carthage. Special Great Nephew, Rodger Glen McLane of Carthage. Special Great Great Niece, Alyssa Fenson of Carthage. Special Cousin, Kendra Warr Hilton. Also a host of loving friends.

Preceded in death by: Partents, Ernest Warr & Liddie Luman Warr & 5 brothers, Velt Warr, E.C. Warr, L.C. Warr, Bobby Ray Warr & Freddie Warr.

She was a Charter Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McCauley, Delton Pate, Matt Nethery, Bill Hughes, Gary McDonald, Bobby Watson, Royce Warr & Jerryl Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Malcom Weaver, Billy McClelland, Rudy Robancho, Eddie Toole, Oran Warr, Dale Warr, Doyle Luman, Earl McSwain, Paul Ross, Kenneth Hughes, Billy Don Hughes, Maxie Eaves, Curtis Eaves, Tom Kimbro, Charlie Perry, Ric Lee, Bill Fenton, Billy Rodgers, K.P. Bradshaw & Noah Gene Warr.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/10/06

Temple Williams - Radar Funeral Home in Longview announces services for 78 year old, Temple Williams, of Longview and formerly of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Radar Funeral Home in Longview.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Betty, of Longview, two sons, Greg and Bob-Walter Williams, both of Longview, three brothers, Buck Williams, of Center, Banks Williams, of the Woodlands, and Lowell Williams, of Longview, and two sisters, Bobbie, of Missouri, and Navesti, of Logansport.


Lou Ellen Allen
Lou Ella "Lulu" Allen - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Lou Ellen Allen, of Center. Services will be this Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Ms. Allen’s survivors are four brothers, Raymond Allen, Junior, of Missouri City, Carlos and Kenneth Allen, of Center, and Johnny Allen, of Minnesota, and three sisters, Gwendolyn Allen and Delores Johnson, of Center, and Brenda Allen, of Grand Prairie.


05/11/06

Evelia McSwain - 78, passed away May 11, 2006 at her home in Center. She was born July 4, 1927 in Center, Texas to Willie Johnson & Mary Brown Johnson. Mrs. McSwain loved nature and the outdoors, with a special fondness for birds, animals and plants. She and her husband operated Earl's Nursery for 18 years. She loved to travel and spent many hours on the road. Mrs. McSwain cared deeply for her family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Sam Mahan, K.P. William, Royce Lynn Johnson, Robert McSwain, Glynn McSwain and Bryan McSwain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Bradshaw, Wayne Bittick, Bobby Holloway & Mike Walker.

She is survived by her loving husband, Earl McSwain. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on October 27th. Other survivors are her devoted granddaughters Betty Jo Inman of Arizona and Dawna Jo Inman of Dallas, Brother Leroy Johnson and wife Betty of Kansas, sister Odell Strahan of Center and special niece Bonnie Nash of Center.

She also leaves behind numerous extended family members and acquaintances with fond memories of her hospitality and generosity.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Johnson & Mary Brown Johnson, her son Bobby Joe Inman and brothers Weizie, Eldridge and James Ray Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Bruce Earl Edwards - Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 43 year old, Bruce Earl Edwards, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, at Greer Street Church of Christ. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from 7:30 until 8:30 at Hick’s Chapel.

Among Mr. Edwards’ survivors are his parents, Ester Earl “Q.T.” and Pauline Edwards, one son, Anthony Edwards, of Center, one daughter, Tasha Edwards, of Mansfield Louisiana, and three sisters, Pamalyine Young, of Houston, Brenda Woodard, of Dallas, and Nicole Akil, of Houston


05/12/06

Mr. E. Robert Whitt, Jr.
Mr. E. Robert Whitt, Jr., 63, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at his residence in Joaquin, TX. He was born November 16, 1942 in Shreveport, LA to the late Ellis Robert Whitt, Sr. and Florence Ellen (Osborne) Whitt.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Southside Chapel, Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites. Officiating will be E. Ky Faciane of First Baptist Church of Bossier. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery, Meriwether Road.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, May 12, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Whitt proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #362.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Chuck Williams and his niece, Kari Powell.

Mr. Whitt is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Williams Whitt; his son, Jeffrey Robert Whitt; his daughter, Kimberly Elaine Sherwood and husband, John; his sisters, Eleanor Jean Miguez, and Janet Carol Timmons; his grandchildren, Michelle and Haley Whitt, and Jennifer Sherwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Southside Chapel, 687-1256


Teresa Louise Scott Perry - Jenkins Funeral Home, in Mansfield, Louisiana, announces services for 28 year old, Teresa Louise Scott Perry, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Old Mary Magdalene Baptist Church, in Harmon, Louisiana. Interment will be in Old Mary Magdalene Cemetery.

Ms. Perry is the sister of Amanda Benton.


05/17/06

Joyce Ann Cunningham - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Joyce Ann Cunningham, of Huxley. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Brookside Cemetery, in Houston. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mangum’s. The family requests that donations be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Research Foundation get further details on making a donation by calling 1-888-888-3317.

Among Mrs. Cunningham’s survivors are her husband, Jim Cunningham, of Huxley, one daughter, Brenda Alford, of Center, her mother, Inez Scott, of Humble, one sister, Louise Gage, of Humble, and one brother, James Scott, of Humble.


Shawna Pierce - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 33 year old, Shawna Pierce, of Palestine and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lowe Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Pierce’s survivors are her husband, Russell Pierce, of Jewett, one daughter, Candy Lowe, of Broaddus, one son, Conner Pierce, of Jewett, her father, Vernon Ray Hightower, of Broaddus, her mother and step-father, Becky Hightower Whaley and husband Dan, of Tyler, one sister, Sherry Terry, of Marque, and one brother, James Ray Hightower, of Tyler.


05/18/06

Skylar Shea Williams - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for Skylar Shea Williams, infant daughter of Stephen & Tanya Williams of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Tim Perkins officiating.

She is survived by Parents: Stephen & Tanya Williams of Center, Maternal Grandmother, Jane Cooper of Center, Paternal Grandparents, Jay & Daree Williams of San Benitia, Paternal Great Grandmother Norvell Holt of Center. Also numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Maternal Grandfather, Bill Cooper. Paternal Great Grandfather, Ira Holt, Paternal Great Grandfather, A.J. Williams.


Vance Alvin “Brother Boy” Curtis - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Vance Alvin “Brother Boy” Curtis, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at West Hamilton Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Visitation is ongoing at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Curtis’ survivors are his wife, Roxie Ann Curtis, of Center, three daughters, Freda Gandy and Rose Blackmond, both of Houston, and Tenia Stanford, of Center, and two step-sons, Edward Moorman and Jimmy Smith, both of Center.


05/20/06

Charles Eric Jones - Charles Eric Jones, age 29, of Center, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006. He was born June 27, 1976 in Carthage to C.W. Jones and Kathryn Louise Clark Jones. Mr. Jones worked as a security guard for the Sand Hill Foundation.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, May 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Alfredo Villarreal, Gary Sparrow, Alton Clark, Chad Adams, Douglas Bragg and Bruce Windham. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Clark.

Survivors Include: Wife, Dianna Jones of Center. Daughter, Adreana Jones of Center. Mother, Louise Clark of Carthage. Father, C.W. Jones and wife Wanda of Beckville. Sister, Kelly Jones of Carthage. Preceded in death by Grandmother, Grace Biggers.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Lewis Bowden Hughes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Lewis Bowden Hughes, of Timpson. Graveside services will be this (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Mr. Hughes’ survivors are one son, Edgar Ell Hughes, of Carthage, one daughter, Ann Akers, of Houston, one brother, Charles Hughes, of Center, and one sister, Margie Baker, of Houston.


Anita Kay Riddle Garrison - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 59 year old, Anita Kay Riddle Garrison, of Timpson. Funeral services will be held a later date in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Among Mrs. Garrison’s survivors are her husband, Roy Garrison, Junior, of Timpson, her parents, Harold and Dorothy Riddle, and two stepsons, David Garrison, of Timpson, and Wayne Garrison, of Houston.


Bill G. Ramsey - Billy G. Ramsey, age 79, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

Funeral services will be 10 am Monday, May 22, 2006, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lawrence Thompson & Bro. Sam Glover officiating and burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 2 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born September 13, 1926 in Joaquin to parents, Edward Lewis Ramsey & Euna Finklea Ramsey. He is preceded in death by his, Parents: Edward & Euna Ramsey, Brothers: Edward Lewis Ramsey II & William Alan Ramsey, Sisters: Pauline Gibbs, Jeanette Carriker & Mary Martin.

He is survived by Wife: Mildred Ramsey of Joaquin. Children: Almagene Sheffield of Porter, Rodney Ramsey of Old River, Billy Ramsey of Alvin. Grandchildren: Janie Lanham, John Salter, Mindy Salter, Alesia Ramsey, Dustin Ramsey, Colton Ramsey, Justin Ramsey, Amber Goodwin & Kelly Ramsey. Great Grandchild: Olivia Ramsey.


05/22/06

Irene Dearing - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for Irene Dearing, of Webster. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, New Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening at Mangum Funeral Home.


Iva Dell Eddins - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Iva Dell Eddins, of Center. Iva Dell Eddins passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006 in Nacogdoches. She was born March 8, 1919 in Center to Ross Graves and Lou Emanis Graves. Ms. Eddins was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Heath Harbison, Glenn Johnson, Danny Lawerence, Mike Nichols, Glen Cordray, Johnny Covington, Jason Covington and Jason Smith.

Visitation will be today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Eddins’ survivors are her son, Mike Hughes and wife Amanda, of Center. Grandson: Nick Hughes, of Center. Grandson: Kenneth Eddins & wife Amy of Carthage, Missouri. Granddaughter: Ally Hughes of Center. Great Grandchildren: Livi Eddins & Amanda Eddins of Carthage, Missouri. Brother, Fairy Graves and wife Geneva of Center. Sister, Lucy Hutton, of Center. Sister in law: Faye Graves of Center & Frances Graves of Timpson. Special Friend: Robert Creech of Center.

Preceded in death by: Husband Reggie Eddins, Children: Ronald Wayne Eddins, R.L. Eddins and Irene Nichols. Brothers: Ross Graves Jr., Larry Graves and Mahon Graves. Sisters: Ann Sherman, Willie Mae Fancher and Katie Bell Bridges.


Vernon Jacobs - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 66 year old, Vernon Jacobs, of Odessa

Among Mr. Jacobs’ survivors are his wife, Mary Jacobs, eight children, and his brother, Roy Jacobs, of Center.


Antonio Woodrow Homan - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announce pending services for 31 year old, Antonio Woodrow Holman, of Houston


05/25/06

Erica Pearl Roberts - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 89 year old, Erica Pearl Roberts, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery. The body will lie in state Saturday morning from 10 until 11 o’clock. Among Ms. Roberts survivors are one brother, Henry Lee Roberts, of Houston.


05/26/06

Charles Yarbrough - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Charles Yarbrough, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Timpson. Military graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Yarbrough’s survivors are his wife, Peggy Yarbrough, of Timpson, one daughter, Teresa Brown, of Rowlett, one sister, Retha Mize, of Tenaha, and three brothers, Drennon Yarbrough, of Hemphill, and Rogers and Joe Yarbrough, both of Center.


Charles Richard "Bub" McLeroy - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Charles Richard “Bub” McLeroy, of Center and formerly of Gary. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning from nine until 11 o’clock.

Among Mr. McLeroy’s survivors are two brothers-in-law, W. C. Brister, of Deer Park, and J. L. Crain, of Gary.


05/31/06

Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly, of the Stockman Community. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Stockman United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mrs. Lilly’s survivors are her daughter, Glenda Beth Lester, of Scottsville, and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Lilly, of Alabama.

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04/02/06

Constance Mary (Connie) Weaver - 87, of Center, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006. She was born January 24, 1919 in Liverpool England to Algemon Stanley and Constance Mary Cavenoish. Ms. Weaver was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, April 3, 2006 at the First Christain Church in Center with Rev. Steve Scott and Rev. Carolyn Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Bob Havran, Blake Havran, Barrett Havran, Trey Crain, Luke Motley, Mike Bird, Neilson Davis & Jim Donnon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be W.I. Davis, Patrick Nethery, Joe West, Pam Phelps, & Pat Tucker.

Survivors Include: Husband: Malcolm Weaver of Center, Daughter: Mary Weaver Crain and husband Tom of Corpus Christi. Son: Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean of Wooland Park, Co. 6 Grandchildren: Allison Crain, Shannon Crain, Trey Crain, Travis Weaver, Meagan Weaver, & John Mark Weaver. Sister in law: Joy Weaver of Center. Many other kinsman in England and Northern Ireland.


04/03/06

Russell Charles "R.C." Scott - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Russell Charles “R. C.” Scott, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Antioch Cemetery, in San Augustine.

Among Mr. Scott’s survivors are his wife, Thelma Scott, of San Augustine County, and four daughters, Linda Lane, of Missouri, Angela Neff, of Indiana, Mary Rushing, of Deridder, Louisiana, and Rhonda Barlow, of Center.

George W. Ihlo - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, George W. Ihlo, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military Graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Ihlo’s survivors are his wife, Margaret Ihlo, of Center, two daughters, Jen Ihlo, of Virginia, and Meg Heffernan, of Houston, and one son, Billy Ihlo, of Center.


Ima Duncan Furlow - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for Ima Furlow, 87, of Joaquin. Ima Furlow passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport. Services will be Tuesday, April 4th, at 2:30 p.m., at Mangum Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge & Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh officating, Interment will be in Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday.
She was born October 13, 1918 in Shelbyville to J.J. & Lona Youngblood Duncan.
She is preceded in death by Parents: J.J. Duncan & Lona Youngblood Duncan, and 5 Brothers.

Among Mrs. Furlow’s survivors are her husband of 59 years, Ed Furlow, of Joaquin, one son, Morris Brown and wife Sally, of Joaquin, and two daughters, Beth Brown Lee & husband Harold of Lake Conroe, and Carla Adkison & husband David , of Shreveport. Special Nephew: Dan L. Duncan & wife, Jan of Houston, Grandchildren: Cheryl Clemons, Billy Watson, Tim Brown, Shannon Wheless, Douglas King Jr., Casey Adkison and Shane Adkison. 11 Great Great Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends.

Pallbearers: Larry Furlow, Harry Furlow, Lennis Holt, Tom Permenter, Wendell Coker, Doug King Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: James Dickerson, Randy Garrett, Glen Settles, Tommy Lilly, Clifford Hamilton.


04/04/06

Billie Ruth - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 65 year old, Billie Ruth, of Center.


04/12/06

Curtis Darwin "Dick" Taylor - Curtis Darwin "Dick" Taylor, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in a Longview hospital. He was born November 29, 1946 in Cleveland, Texas to J.C. Taylor & Doris Oakley Taylor. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Charles Ray Parker, Pete Parker, Johnny Ray Briggs, Earl McGee & Danny Goodwin.

He is survived by: Wife, Paulette Taylor of Joaquin, Daughter, Angela Bryce of Joaquin, Son in law, Sam Bryce of Timpson, Grandson, Colton Bryce of Joaquin, Sister, Sue McKnight of Joaquin, Nephew Jarrett McKnight of Joaquin and Niece, Kim Hutto of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Johnny Carlton Cole - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Johnny Carlton Cole, of Timpson, and formerly of Mount Enterprise. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10:30, at County Line Cemetery, in Rusk County.

Among Mr. Cole’s survivors are his wife, Betty Ann Cole, of Timpson, one son, Carlton Cole, of Shelbyville, two daughters, Denise Selman, of LaPorte, and Jeana Gaston, of Henderson, two brothers, Wache Cole, of Houston, and W. C. Cole, of Clarksville, and two sisters, Lou Nell Thompson, of Magnolia, and Nita Johnson, of Conroe.

C.D. Cartwright - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 88 year old, C. D. Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in New Harmony. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cartwright’s survivors are one son, Billy Earl Cartwright, of Center, and four daughters, Lola B. Phillips, Jessie Bolton, and Gwendolyn Singh, all three of Center, and Vera Nell Brown, of Nacogdoches.


04/14/06

Fred Sawyer - Memorial services for 75 year old, Fred Sawyer, of Farmers Branch, will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Ridgeview Presbyterian Church, in Farmers Branch. Memorial donations may be made to Senior Adult Services, 1111 West Beltline Road, Suite 110, Carrollton, Texas 75006 or to North Dallas Shared Ministries, 2875 Merrell, Dallas, Texas 75229.

Among Mr. Sawyer’s survivors are his wife, Jeanne, of Farmers Branch, two sons Jim Sawyer, of Center, and Bob sawyer, of Utah, and one daughter, Nancy Fox, of Shelbyville.


Terry Wilson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 49 year old, Terry Wilson, of Center.


Titus Mclendon - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 86 year old, Titus Mclendon, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Among Mr. Mclendon’s survivors are four daughters, Dinah Haffert, of Garrison, Tersa Lane, of Nacogdoches, Claudia Robertson, of Garrison, and Debra Harris, of Garland, and two sisters, Inez Yarbrough, of Tyler, and Beatrice Collins, of Corzonta.


04/15/06

Brian Daniel McDonough - Graveside service for Brian Daniel McDonough, 22, of Carthage will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, with the Rev. Ferrell Russell officiating. McDonough died April 13, 2006, in Carthage. Born June 30, 1983, in Fort Worth, he was the son of Dr. Fred C. and Terrilynn James McDonough. He was a student at Panola Junior College, Carthage. In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Megan Brooke McDonough of Lubbock; and grandparents, Reba James of Center and Joe and Blossom McDonough of Brady. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.


04/18/06

Bevie Kent Bowlin - 59, of Timpson, passed away April 17, 2006 in Timpson, Texas. He was born August 30, 1946 in Center, Texas to Bevie Lee and Mabel Lee (Horton) Bowlin. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 5 till 7 pm. Services will be at 2 pm, Thursday April 20, 2006 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Timpson with Rev. Sammy Edlredge, Pastor of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Music by Sherri Strahan. Interment will be at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson. Mr. Bowlin was a machinist and mechanic. Also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Marines, Member of International Machinist Local, Texas Carpenters & Millwright Local & NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: Wife, Linda Thomas Bowlin of Timpson, Texas, Daughter, Katie Standfield and husband Donny of Katy, Texas, Sister, Danna Hasley and husband Mike of Nacogdoches, Texas, Stepsons, Darrell Sadler and wife Stephanie of Groves, Texas, Carl Sadler of Mauriceville, Texas and Grandchildren, Kayleigh Sadler and Brian Sadler. Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson,Texas.

Oneita Stilley - formerly of Timpson, passed away Tuesday April 18, 2006 in Garrison, Texas. Oneita Stilley, 93, was born June 01, 1912 in Brockfield Texas. Her parents were Arthur Eugena and Pallie Frances (McLeroy) Hunt.Graveside Services will be 3 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson with Rev. Hollie Bass, Pastor of Old Home Missionary baptist Church in Joaquin, officiating. Music will be by Mary Katherine Stilley Bass. Interment in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Oneita Stilley's was a store clerk for Amos Foods and Mack's 5 & 10 in Timpson. Also was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. A devoted wife, loving mother, devout Christian who was quick to aid others. She is preceded in death by parents, husband William Hoyt Stilley, daughter Sue Stilley Amos, sister Bess McIntyre, and brother Billy Eugene Hunt.

Survivors include: Son-in-law, paul Wendell Amos of Tomball, Texas, Grandchildren, Phillip Micheal Amos and wife Lisa of Tomball, Texas and paula Ann Amos of Pasadena, Texas. Great Granddaughters, Lindsey and Leslie Amos.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


04/19/06

Donna "Donnie" Warr - Mangum Funeral Home announced services for Donna "Donnie" Warr, 87, of Center, Texas (Mt. Herman Community) passed away, Monday, April 17, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, April 30, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.B. Ellumbaugh, Bro. Bobby Warr & Bro. Steve Harris officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 22, 1918 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Phillip & Tempie (Stephens) Koonce. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, she was a 50 year and Lifetime member of the Center Chapter #348 Order of the Eastern Star, she was a homemaker as well as an avid antique dealer.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Phillip & Tempie (Stephens) Koonce, Husband: Lofton Warr, Son: James "Jamie" Warr, infant Daughter, and sister Christine Barbee.

She is survived by Son: Delano Warr and wife Sandra of Center, Sister: Eldora Holt of Center, Granddaughter: Kerri Wiggins and husband Darren of Center, Grandson:Matt Warr and wife Elizabeth of Flagstaff, Arizonia, Great Grandsons: Jesse & Jared Wiggins of Center, Step Grandchildren: Wesley, Nathan & John Thompson & Charla Turner. Step Great Grandchildren: Rachel, Anthony & Danny Thompson, Jeremy & Jax Turner. Number of Special Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends.

Pallbearers: Jerryl Adams, Claud Lucas, Richard Epps, Tim Badders, Brent Warr & Jeff Warr.
Honorary Pallbearers: R.E. Barbee, Steve Stephens, Wesley Warr, Phillip Holt, Marcus Wilson and Dan Cook.

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


Ora Lee White - East Gate Funeral Home of Garland announced services for Ora Lee White. She is survived by sister Ella Ware and husband Tommy of Center.

Mary Henry - Jones Funeral Home of Commerce, Texas announced Mary Henry, 56, of Commerce services will be Saturday morning at 11:30 in Commerce. Mrs. Henry is the sister of Gretchen McNealy of Center.


Elzie R. Bogue - Mangum Funeral Home announced services pending for Elzie R. Bogue of Tenaha who died on Wednesday, April 19, at Shelby Regional.


04/20/06

Hester Mae Blackwell - Watson & Sons Funeral Home announced Hester Mae Blackwell, 73, of Stockman, went to be with her Lord on April 20, 2006. She was born May 20, 1932 in Stockman to Jim Haywood & Stella Adkinson Haywood. Mrs. Blackwell was a homemaker and loving mother that loved to sew and fish. She was a member of Assembley of God Church. As a young woman she moved to Houston, then back to Stockman to raise her children. Her loving smile and bright eyes will be sorely missed and she will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. David Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Backwell, Sr., Mark Blackwell, Sr., Will Blackwell, Lucas Blackwell, Keith Blackwell Jr., Justin Blackwell, Sr.,and Jeffrey Blackwell.

She is survived by Husband: Earl Blackwell. Children: Mark Blackwell & Robin Short. Kenneth Blackwell & wife Renee, Keith Blackwell & wife Angela and Louise Teets & husband Billy. 14 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, Also a number of nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by Parents: Jim & Stelia Haywood, Sisters Ardell Bardwell and Lorene Haywood.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, April 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/24/06

Glenda Killen - Glenda Killen, 59, of the McClelland Community, passed away Monday, April 24, 2006. She was born July 11, 1946 in Shelby County, Texas to George F. Killen, Jr. and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. She was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at McClelland Cemetery with Bro. Larry Dean & Rev. Kerry Green officiating.

She is survived by: Mother: Mary Lee Killen of Shelbyville, Sisters: Selma Bush & husband Joe of Shelbyville and Jerrie Killen of Shelbyville. Brother: Charles Killen of Shelbyville. Nephew: Steve Bush & wife Tanya of Shelbyville and Cheryl Kaul & husband Ralf of San Marcos.

Preceded in death by Father: George F. Killen, Jr. and Sister: Linda Killen.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Connon Doyle Warr - Doyle Warr, 92, of Center, passed away Monday, April 24, 2006. He was born September 9, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to William R. Warr & Minnie Fitts Warr. Mr. Warr served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Center for 50 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Warr, Matthew Warr, Rodney Warr, Tyson Johnson, Roger Sowell, Brett Wagnon and Don Still.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Sons: Zack Warr & wife Gayle or Center, Gregg Warr & Mary of Pottsboro

8 Grandchildren:Rodney Warr & wife Eileen, Rhonda Wagnon & husband Brett Matthew Warr, Randy Warr, Nicole Warr, Joe Leggett & wife Jeanette, Tim Leggett & wife Jennifer, Kimberly Housely & husband Theran.

9 Great Grandchildren,Sister-in-Law: Mary McSwain of Center, Brother-in-Law: Rayford Green of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by wife, Lynne Warr

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


Edwin Brown Booth - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 94 year old, Edwin Brown Booth, of Timpson. His body has been cremated. No definite services have been planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Fannie Brown Booth Library, which is named for Mr. Booth’s mother, or to the Hospice of Deep East Texas.

Among Mr. Booth’s survivors are two sons, Thomas Brown Booth, of New York, and Edwin Fulton Booth, of Crosby, and two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bouchard, of Illinois, and Margarett Ann Booth, of Horseshoe Bay.


Henry Maurice "Paul" Nettles - Services were held yesterday (Sunday) for 97 year old, Henry Maurice “Paul” Nettles, of Timpson.

Among Mr. Nettles’ survivors is his son, Harvey Albert Tipton, of Timpson.


Frances Nelson Fox - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Frances Nelson Fox, of San Antonio. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Ms. Fox’s survivors is a brother, Joe Bill Nelson, of Timpson.


04/25/06

Ms. Dean Chapman - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Ms. Dean Chapman, of Eastland. Services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30, at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Shady Grove Cemetery, in Center. Visitation is tomorrow (Wednesday) morning beginning at 9:30 at Mangum Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Eastland First Baptist Church Building Fund or to Eastland Memorial Library.

Among Ms. Chapman’s survivors are one son, Paul Chapman, of Longview, one daughter, Evelyn Grace, of Rhome, Texas, and one brother, Denard Ramsey, of Timpson.


Artie B. Furlow Alford - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Artie B. Furlow Alford, of Huxley. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Alford’s survivors are one daughter, Shirley Fincher, of Huxley, and one brother, Larkin Miller, of Austin.


04/26/06

Rena Cassell Duncan - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Rena Cassell Duncan, of Bridgeport. Graveside services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Wimberly Cemetery, in Huxley. Among Ms. Duncan’s local survivors is her sister-in-law, Johnnie Cassell, of Huxley.


Elmer C. Randle - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 90 year old, Elmer C. Randle, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in San Augustine. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until six p.m. at Garner Chapel. There will be a final viewing beginning at noon on Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Among Mr. Randle’s survivors are his wife, Lennie L. Randle, of San Augustine, and one sister, Mandie T. Randle Blount, of Center.


Mary Dean -Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 67 year old, Mary Dean, of Center. Arrangements will be announced later.

Among Ms. Dean’s survivors is a sister, Ina Mae Andrusick.


04/27/06

Nelma Gardner - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 65 year old, Nelma Gardner, formerly of Center. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at the True Vine Holiness Deliverance Temple Church in Houston. Interment will be this (Thursday) afternoon about four o’clock at the Westview Cemetery in Center.

Among Ms. Gardner’s survivors are three sons, Elmer Buard, of Virginia, and Cleve Brooks and Kenneth Gardner, both of Houston, one daughter, Alice Johnson, of Colorado, and two sisters, Mary Ruth Davis, of Washington D. C., and DeDe Collins, of Houston. Local survivors include her sister-in-law, Betty Sanders, of Center, and two brother-in-laws, Tom and James Gardner.


Mary Elizabeth Dean - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Mary Elizabeth Dean, of Huxley. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at three o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation is this (Thursday) morning beginning at 11 o’clock and continuing until service time.

Among Ms. Dean’s survivors are her mother, Verna Lunsford, of Huxley, one sister, Ina Mae Andrusick, two brothers, Jerry Whitman, of Liverpool, and Bob Merrill, of Houston, and two daughters, Kathy Emmert, of Richards, and Gayla Morgan, of Hot Springs.


Dean Raygain Lilly - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 42 year old, Dean Raygain Lilly, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mr. Lilly’s survivors are his mother, Ailene Lilly of Timpson, three sons, Lance, Koye, and Tyler Lilly, all three of San Antonio, three brothers, David Lilly, of Humble, Danny Lilly, of Timpson, and Dennis Lilly, of Garrison, and one sister, Lulu Warren, of Nacogdoches.


Sue Boles - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Sue Boles, formerly of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 11 o’clock and will continue through Friday night at Mangum’s. She and her husband, Alvis, operated Boles Jewelry on the Center Square for many years.

Among Ms. Boles’ survivors are her daughter, Wyann Parish, of Mauriceville, two brothers, Glyn “Cindy” O’Rear and Mack O’Rear, both of Huxley, and one sister, Alice McCann, of Orange.


04/28/06

Maxie Parker - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for Maxie Parker, of Center. Local survivors include her daughter, Linda Brown.


Jack Jackson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 68 year old, Jack Jackson, of Center.

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03/02/06

Velma Lee
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Velma Lee, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Lee’s Survivors are one son, Lawrence Edward Gandy, of Arizona, and two daughters, Barbara Tabaka, and Sandi Sample, both of Center.


Alton L. Lee
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Alton L. Lee, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, in the Appleby Community. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Lee’s survivors are his wife, Loretta Lee, of Garrison, one son, Kenneth Lee, of Garrison, one daughter, Kathy Kortz, of Seguin, and three sisters, Mildred Watson, of Nacogdoches, and Johnnie Ruth Jopling, and LaMerle Bashinski, both of Garrison.


03/03/06

Mildred Wigley Dean Langford
Funeral services for Mildred Wigley Dean Langford, 92. of Lufkin will be held Monday, March 6, 2006 at 1 pm in the First Assembly of God Family Church with Reverend Elbert Smart and Reverend Charles Wigley officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 pm in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Mrs. Langford was born October 18, 1913 in Louisiana, to the late Winifred (Robinette) and Ed Carney , and died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in a local hospital. Mrs. Langford had resided in Lufkin since 2002. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Family Church. Survivors include her sons and daughter in law. Rev. Charles and Faye Wigley and Michael and Ginger Wigley, all of Conroe, daughter and son in law, Ann and Pastor Bob Lewis of Lufkin, stepdaughter, Joyce Dean of Nacogdoches, stepdaughter and son in law Carolyn and Ellis "Buddy" Patterson of Nacogdoches, stepson and daughter in law, Robert Earl and Janie Dean of Nacogdoches, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jasper Wigley, L.D. Dean and Larry Langford, and daughter Verna Putman. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Langford's grandsons: Mark Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Charlie Wigley, Dr. Larry Putman, David Putman and Daron Wigley. The family extends special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community, Dr. Kyle Krohn and the nursing staff of Woodland Heights Step Down. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Carroway Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Lela Parker
Graveside services for 97 year old, Lela Parker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Center. Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are a daughter, Marjorie Culver, of Oklahoma, a son, Billy Rae Parker, of Georgia, and a brother, Hoy McMahon, of Center.


Freddy V. Cook
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Freddy V. Cook, of Garrison. Military graveside services will be Monday Morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Visitation will be tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon from two until four o’clock, at Garrison funeral Home. Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are two son, Rodger Cook, of Buffalo, and Robert Cook, of Nacogdoches, two daughters, Margaret “Missy” Williams, of Garrison, and Bonnie Risinger, of Mount Enterprise, two brothers, Johnny Cook, of Garrison, and Jack Cook, of Henderson, and three sisters, Lily Lou Adams, of Center, Jane Jordan, of California, and Frances Cook, of Dallas.


03/04/06

Mirther "Pat" Picolla Patrick
Mithe Picolla Patrick, know to many as Pat Patrick, passed away March 4, 2006 at her home in Savoy, Texas at the age of 81. Ms. Patrick was born July 13, 1924 in Hall Summit, Louisiana to parents Dewey and Susie Smith who preceded her in death. She married Thomas Alton Patrick on September 17, 1940 in Coushatta, Louisiana and moved to West Carroll Parish Louisiana soon afterward, living there for many years while farming and raising a family. She later moved to Kilgore, Texas before finally moving to Savoy, Texas in her job as a USDA inspector, where she resided for over 20 years. She loved gardening and being outdoors. She also spent many hours playing dominos and cards with her friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survived by : Children, Tom Patrick and wife Sachiko, Joyce Kane and husband Jack, Jinx Preble, Barbara Kelly and husband Paul, Ron Patrick and wife Linda. Grandchildren, Chuck Kane, Lisa Patrick, Michelle Preble, Stephen Cole, Pam Rachal, Erin Patrick, Donnie Preble and Megan Patrick. Sister, Myrtis Holloway. Also a number of nieces, nephews, a host of extended family and long time friends who will all remember her with love. She is preceded by an infant son, Dewey Lynn Patrick. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Dessie Jones
Graveside services for Bessie Jones, 92, of Center, formerly of Joinersville, will be held at 2 pm, Sunday March 5, 2006 at Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. John Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Crawford Crim Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.

Mrs. Jones died March 3, in Center. She was born on Feb. 5, 1914, in Point, Texas. She was a member of West Main Baptist Church in Henderson and was employed as a cook with Gaston Schools.

Family will recieve friends from 5-7 pm Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Jones and on granddaughter. Survivors include: Three sons and daughters in law, Jimmy and Pat Jones of Carrollton, George W. and Ruth Jones of Center and Billy Joe and Linda Jones of Longview. Five grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Hope Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 68, Joinerville, Tx. 75658. Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.mem.com


JoAnn O'Rear Lanigan
JoAnn Lanigan, 74, of Shreveport, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006. She was born November 24, 1931 in Shelby County, Texas to Joe O'Rear and Hilda Wych O'Rear. Mrs. Lanigan was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School and was Catholic faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating

Survivors include: Husband, Kenneth Lanigan of Shreveport, La. and Daughter, Pat Lanigan and Roger Clark of Shreveport, La.


03/05/06

Samuel R. (Sammy) Daw
Sammy Daw, age, 68 of Willis, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2006. He was born November 30, 1937 in Vivian La. to M. D. (Sarks) Daw and Pardita Miller Daw. Mr. Daw was a 1956 graduate of Joaquin High School and a 1961 graduate of Texas A&M. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Charles Freeman officiating. Interment will be in the Joaquin Cemetery. Survivors Include: Wife, Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Willis, Daughters, Mary Angela Daw of Virginia Beach Va., Suzannne Huntand husband Eric of Coppell, Grandson, Thomas Austin Carriker of Coppell, Sister, Marlanne Gordon of Portland, Oregon, Mother in law, Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/06/06

William "Bill" Smith
William "Bill" Smith, 71, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at his home in Livingston, Tx. He was born September 23, 1934 in Houston, Tx. Bill was Police Chief in Livingston from 1976 to 1983. He also worked as Chief Deputy in Walker County and for the Houston Metro Police. He retired from the Navy having attained the rank of SMC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Herb Graf officiating. Burial will be held in Strong Cemetery in Center, Texas at 3 pm. He is survived by Wife Sally Joneil Smith of Livingston, Son, Tim Smith & wife Debbie of Livingston, Daughter, Mary Beth Terry of San Saba, 6 Grandchildren, Brother, Jerry Smith & wife Angle of Austin, Brother, Jack Smith of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Smith and his mother Syble Harrison Smith.


03/07/06

Jakendrick Maurice Roland
Community Funeral Home, of Center announces memorial services for infant, Jakendrick Maurice Roland, of New Harmony. Memorial services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bennet Chapel Cemetery. Infant Jakendrick Roland is the son of Angela Cartwright and Lakendrick Roland.


Richard Stanley Ballard
Stephenville Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Richard Stanley Ballard, of Dublin. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Stephenville Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, in Center. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.funeralhmtx.com. Among Mr. Ballard’s survivors are his wife, Rebekah, three daughters, Egypt Morgan, of Granbury, Deanna Quirl, of Little Elm, and Rachel Bretthorst, of Mississippi, Mother, Peggy Dee Ballard, of Carthage, and one sister, Nancy Mills, of Carthage.


Zelma Brewer
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for Zelma Brewer, of Nacogdoches. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, and will continue until five p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home; a pre-celebration of her life will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ, in Nacogdoches.


03/08/06

Shirley Tippit
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 76 year old, Shirley Tippit, of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) morning from eight until noon at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ms. Tippit’s survivors are one son, Louis Ciccone, of Colorado, one daughter, Virginia Self, of Oklahoma, and two brothers, Jimmy Corder, of California, and Bobby Corder, of Crosby.


Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Servcies will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.


Ethridge Ford "Sam" Cobb
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Ethridge Ford “Sam” Cobb, formerly of San Augustine County. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at McMahon Chapel. Burial will be in Tebo Ranch Cemetery. Among Mr. Cobb’s survivors are his wife, Judith, one daughter, Heidi Cobb, of Fort Worth, and two sons, Tyler Cobb, of Fort Worth, and Trey Cobb, of Weatherford.


Johnny Ray Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 49 year old, Johnny Ray Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Among Mr. Cartwright’s survivors are his mother, Velma Cartwright, of Shelbyville, his wife, Linda Sue Cartwright, of San Augustine, one son, Vincent Cartwright, of Shelbyville, three brothers, T. C. Cartwright, Junior, of Shelbyville, Clifton Earl Cartwright, of Tenaha, and Tommy Charles Cartwright, of Orange, and three sisters, Margie Faye Garrett, Emma Jean Cartwright, and Mary Thompson, all three of Shelbyville.


03/09/06

Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of Center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.


James Carroll Oliver
Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 80 year old, James Carroll Oliver, of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. His body has been cremated. Among Mr. Oliver’s survivors are his wife, Georgette Pauwles Oliver, of Timpson, one son, Jimmy Carroll Oliver, of Mineola, three brothers, Gordon Oliver, of Houston, Dr. Byron Oliver, of the Virgin Islands, and Cecil Oliver, of Timpson, and two sisters, Bess Reeves, of Center, and Caroline Elliott, of Houston


Mark Tracy Allen
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 35 year old, Mark Tracy Allen, of San Augustine. Among Mr. Allen’s survivors are his wife, Starla Allen, of San Augustine, three daughters, Sierra Allen and Cheyenne Allen, both of San Augustine, and Krystine Allen, of Hudson, one son, John Allen, of Hudson, his parents, Roy Roscoe Allen, Senior, and Rachel, of Chireno, three brothers, Michael and Roy Roscoe Allen, Junior, both of Chireno, and Wayne, and one sister, Jeannie.


03/12/06

Ruth Haley Bridwell
Ruth Haley Bridwell, age 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born May 21, 1917 in Mineola to Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Haley. Mrs Bridwell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She taught the third and fourth grade Sunday school class at First Baptist for over 38 years. Mrs. Bridwell was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She had been a resident of Shelby County for most of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, March 13, 2006 at Waston & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. In lieu of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church in Center. Pallbearers will be Randy McLeroy, Wade Anderson, Charlie Barr, Johnny Barr, Danny West and Delbert Beckham. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Anderson. Survivors Include: Sons, James H. Bridwell of Austin, L.E. "Buddy" Bridwell and wife Tina of Center. Son in law, R.W. White of Santa Fe, Brother, James W. Haley and wife Frances of Mineola, Sister in laws, Blanche Haley of Center and Mary E. Haley of Center. Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. Also a number of nieces, nephews & a host of friend. Preceded in Death by Parents, Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Holmes Haley, Husband, L.H. Bridwell, Daughters, Bobbie Jane White and Daisy Mae Bridwell, Brothers, Eugene "Pete" Haley, Edwin Haley and Denton Haley. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez, age 51, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. Services will be 2 pm Monday, March 13, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Noon until 9 pm and Monday starting at 8 am and untill service time. She was born July 18, 1954 in Tamazunchale S.L.P, Mexico to Reyes Martinez & Marelane Hernandez. Surviving Relatives: Husband, Erasto Hernandez Sr. of Center. Children: Valdemar & Marua Hernandez of Center, Edith & Abraham Chavira of Center, Gustaro Hernandez of Center, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez of Center and Mayte & Jose Rios of Martinville. 9 Grandchildren: Almerleyder, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, & Yareli. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


03/13/06

Lutishia B. Hatton
Lutishia B. Hatton, 79, of Center, passed away March 12, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Ms. Hatton was born August 4, 1926 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Ebb W. and Mary Dwire Campbell. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Kyle Campbell & Jeremy Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Dan Eddins, Mark Price, Ted Eddins, Cliff Sedtal, Mike Eddins & Brett Hatton. She is survived by: Son: Lynn Hatton & wife Linda of Rye, Daughters: Sue Eddins & husband Ted of Lufkin, Diann Price & husband Teague of Logansport. 6 Grandchildren & 1 Step Grandchild, 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister,Patsy Jones & Charlie of Patroon. Brownie Jo Minton & husband Marlon, Jr. of Mauriceville. Sister-in-Law: Wilma Campbell of Center. Preceded by: husband, Lem Hatton. Grandson, David Price. Brother, Elmo Campbell.

* Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


J.C. Spruiell
J.C. “Jake” Spruiell, of Shelbyville, devoted husband, father, and grandfather peacefully departed this life on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in Tyler at the age of 68. J.C. was born March 9, 1938 in Tahoka to Fred and Noveta Pauline Spruiell. He moved to Shelbyville from Marble Falls, Texas in 1996. J.C. attended South Plains College in Levelland. He married Carol Ann McCrary on March 3, 1967 in Brownwood. J.C. was employed as a supervisor by Amoco Production for 45 years and retired in 1998. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Worshipful Master for Shelbyville Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pauline Spruiell and a sister, Linda Hoyt. Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Carol; one daughter, Jan and husband Ted Currington of Levelland; two sons: Jesse and wife Shelli Spruiell of Marble Falls, and Tim Spruiell of Nacogdoches; six grandchildren: Christi and husband Matt Reed, Chad and wife Ann Currington, and Justin, Corky, Randy, and Landon Spruiell; three great grandchildren: Layton and Kyler Reed, and Brylee Currington; Five brothers; Bill Spruiell of Joaquin, Howard Spruiell of Center, Bobby Spruiell of Austin, Freddy Spruiell and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; four sisters; Juanita Leonard of Denison, Trudy McArthur of Spur, Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals, and Shelly Kelsay of Ariel Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at the Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Wilton Blackmon officiating. Graveside services officiated by Robert Risinger and fellow lodge brothers will follow at Strong Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 6 – 8 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/14/06

Thelma Bush Langley
Thelma Bush Langley, age, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Services will be 10 am Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Tim Perkins officating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born May 21, 1911 in Shelby County to Jess & I.T. Bush. She was member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ. Preceded in death by Parents: Jess & I.T. Bush, Husband: Ray Langley, Brother: Ray Bush, Nephew: David McSwain, & Great Nephew: Mitchell McSwain. Surviving Relatives: Brother & Sister in law: Ozroe & Juanita Bush of Center. Sister & Brother in law: Fay McSwain Allen & husband Bill of Bradley, Ark. Nieces: Carolyn Golden of Center, Connie Stewart & Husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant. Nephews: Larry McSwain & wife Rose of Center, Kelly Ray Bush of Pasadena. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


Wayne Boyett
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 51 year old, Wayne Boyett, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery, in Joaquin. Brother Wayne Jones and Brother Ron McClelland will officiate. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from four until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Boyett’s survivors are his mother, Bernice Boyett, of Joaquin, two brothers, Johnnie Joe Boyette, of Newton, and Jackie Boyett, of Joaquin, and one sister, Mary Stanley and husband Gary, of Joaquin.


03/15/06

Laura Lynn Tremaine
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Laura Lynn Tremaine, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Among Ms. Tremaine’s survivors are her mother, Judy Crump, of Timpson, maternal grandmother, Gordon Freund, of Shreveport, paternal grandmother, Margaret Gayeski, of Florida, husband, Scott Tremaine, of Highlands, son, Scotty Tremaine, of Timpson, daughter, Tabitha Rawlinson, of Timpson, one brother, Avery Wedding, of Timpson, and one sister, Terri Strahan, of Timpson.


Robert Wilson
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 81 year old, Robert Wilson, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at China Chapel Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation is today (Wednesday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Wilson’s survivors are his wife, Bessie Wilson, of San Augustine, one daughter, Ellen Joy Mosby, of San Augustine, five sons, Benny J., Thomas and James Lynn Wilson, all three of San Augustine, and Robert Junior and Allen Wilson, both of Houston, and one brother, Eddie Wilson, of San Augustine.


Jean Williams Bird Turpin
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Jean Williams Bird Turpin, of Garrison. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Garrison First Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Among Ms. Turpin’s survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Gardner, of Ore City, and Sue Grimes, of Cedar Park, three sons, John Bird, of Trinity, James Turpin, of Tomball, and Dan Turpin, of Houston, one brother, Bill Williams, of Holly Springs, and one sister, Mrs. Novis Moore, of Dallas.


Mark "Tuck" Singleton
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 98 year old, Mark “Tuck” Singleton, of Geneva. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva. Interment will be in Countyline Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Singleton’s survivors are three sons, Calvin Singleton, of Fort Worth, Jerry Wayne Singleton, of Center, and Lester Earl Singleton, of Newton, and five daughters, Florine Barnes, of Mesquite, Eartha Wynell Singleton, of Geneva, Jeanette Singleton, of Geneva, Caroly Jean Young, of Newton, and Jannie Latham, of Hemphill.


Eddie Arthur Cross Junior
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 28 year old, Eddie Arthur Cross Junior, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cross’s survivors are his mother, Rubsy Ann Furch, of Fort Worth, and his father, Eddie Arthur Cross Senior, of Timpson.


03/16/06

Johnny "Jack" Vaught
Services for Johnny “Jack” Vaught, of Orange and formerly of Stockman, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Mount Olive Cemetery, in the Silas Community. Among Mr. Vaught’s survivors are his wife, Arlene, four sisters, Shirley Fancher, Vernell Malone, Fay Bolton, and Mae Minton, and two brothers, Laurel Vaught, and Max Vaught.


Oren Booth
Hick’s Mortuary announces pending services for Oren Booth, of Center.


03/17/06

Mozelle Bright
Mozelle Bright, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006. Ms. Bright was born January 14, 1924 in Shelby County, Texas to George L. Williams & Vena Bailey Williams. She was of Pentecostal faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. M.D. Lamon officiating. Interment will follow at White Roch Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mac Windham, Buck Green, Joey Spinks, Edward Williams, Brian Bright and Robert Bright Jr.

She is survived by: Son, Robert Bright & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. 10 Grandchildren & a number of Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Mary Swagger & husband Joe of Vidor, Jean Windham & husband Tom of Center, Pauline Garrison of Dallas. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Fernella Eddins
Fernella Russell Eddins, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006. Ms.Eddins was born January 21, 1912 in Shelby County, Texas to David A. Russell & Elizabeth A. Jarry Russell. She was a retired teacher and member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Kyle Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. She is survived by: Sons, Ted Eddins & wife Sue of Lufkin, L.D. Eddins of Center. Grandchildren, Dan Eddins & wife Karen of Lufkin, Ted Eddins Jr. & wife Loretta of Lufkin, Mike Eddins of Lufkin. Great Grandchildren: Daniel Eddins, Ashley Eddins, John David Eddins, Abby Eddins, & Justin Steptoe. Preceded in death by husband, Lomer D. Eddins. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/20/06

Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton, of Broaddus. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Broaddus Cemetery.


Roy H. Ramsey
Taylor Funeral Home announces pending services for 92 year old, Roy H. Ramsey, of Lufkin, and formerly of Timpson.


Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center.


03/22/06

Frances V. Keener
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 61 year old, Frances V. Keener, of Keithville, Louisiana. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery, in Joaquin.

Among Mrs. Keener’s survivors are her husband, Terry Keener, of Keithville, two daughters, Donna Holmes, of Shangaloo, Louisiana, and Dolly Procell, of Keithville, one son, Tommy Green, of Bossier City, Louisiana, one sister, Mary Smith, of Shreveport, one brother, Sonny Voight, of Longview, and two stepdaughters, Terry Mayberry, of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Jennifer Bassco, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


03/23/06

Charlcie Faye Keaster
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Charlcie Faye Keaster, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sowell Cemetery. Mrs. Keaster will lie in state at Bethel Missionary Church beginning at noon today (Thursday) and continuing until service time. Among Mrs. Keaster’s survivors are her husband, Lawson Keaster, of San Augustine, four sons, Paul, Roy, Darron and Arron Proctor, one daughter, Linda Eddings, and two stepsons, Jerry and Boyce Keaster.


Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center. Services will be Saturday at noon at Saint Paul Baptist Church, in Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Ms. O’Neal’s survivors are one sister, Bobbie O’Neal, of Dallas, and two brothers, Willie O’Neal, of Houston, and Charles O’Neal, of Center.


Norean Evans
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Norean Evans, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Dickerson Cemetery. Among Mrs. Evans’ survivors are her husband, James M. Evans, of San Augustine, two daughters, Pat Adkins, and Maxine Rogers, both of San Augustine, three sons, Elton and Charles Evans, both of San Augustine, and Calvin Evans, of Nacogdoches, one brother, Vernon Hightower, of San Augustine, and three sisters, /Frankie Davis, of Clyde, Katie Willey, of Nederland, and Lola Runnels, of Nacogdoches.


03/24/06

Geraldine "Sissy" Sanford - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Geraldine “Sissy” Sanford, of Mexia. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Border’s Cemetery. Among Ms. Sanford’s survivors are her sister, Joyce Mayo, of Lufkin, and her stepfather, Aaron Mayo and wife, Velma, of Lufkin.


Shirley Simon Ford - Memorial services have been announced for 92 year old, Shirley Simon Ford, of San Augustine. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park.


03/27/06

Bernice Pate - Bernice Tamplin Pate, 80, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006. She was born March 23, 1926 in Shelbyville to Levi Tamplin & Veriel Bailey Tamplin. Ms. Pate was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Pate, Gary Boese, Ben Pate, Chuck Tamplin, Brodie Tamplin & Phillip Pedigo. She is survived by: Son: Donald Wayne Pate & wife Carolyn of Orange Daughter: Julie Boese & husband Gary of Magnolia Granddaughter:Lauren Pate of Orange Grandsons: Ben Pate of Houston Phillip Pedigo of Rio Rancho, New Mexico Great Granddaughter: Taylor Andrew of Orange Preceded in death by husband, J.E. Pate. ****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eva Coyle - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Eva Coyle, of Center..


Burce D. Martin - Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 77 year old, Bruce D. Martin, of Larue, and formerly of San Augustine County. Interment was in Lowes Chapel Cemetery.


Lisa Rushing - Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 36 year old, Lisa Rushing, of Broaddus. Interment was in Broaddus Cemetery.


Hooker Warr - Laird Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Hooker Warr, formerly of the Old Salem Community. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery.


Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine.


Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine.


03/28/06

Modena Parker Manshack - 87, of Center, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in a Houston hospital. She was born September 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Chester Parker & Winnie Faulk Parker. She was a member of Campti Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Steele & Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Philip Jones, Bradley Odom, Ed Garcia, Kevin Denby, W.J. Goings, Brian Borders & Bill Collum.
She is survived by: Son: James Manshack & wife Ella of Center. Daughters: Helen Wilson & husband Maurice Huxley. Cherry Jones & husband Mike. Grandchildren: Carolyn Odom of Huxley, Catherine Garcia & husband Ed of Ft. Worth, Philip Jones & wife Amanda of Center, Susan Denby & husband Ken of Hallsville, Randy Hughes & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. Great Grandchildren: Bradley Odom & wife Aleena of Tenaha, Ethan Garcia of Ft. Worth, Will Garcia of Ft. Worth, Ally Jones of Center, Chandler Jones of Center. Great Great Grandchild: Allison Odom of Tenaha Sister-in-Law: Gladys Hardy Preceded in death by: Husband, Melvin Manshack Parents, Chester & Winnie Faulk Parker Brother, Ellsworth Parker Sisters, Gladys Parker & Odell Whitley
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eva Coyle - 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006 in a Shreveport hospital. She was born November 20, 1923 in Haskell, Texas to Henry Melvin Veach & Cora Ann Roman Veach. Ms. Pate was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Herbert officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Shires, Cody Coyle, Steven Choat, Chris Spruiell, Allen Spruiell & Daniel Jacobs. She is survived by: Husband: W.R. (Dub) Coyle of Center. Daughter: Ann Calzada of Poplarville, Mississippi. Sons: J.B. (Ben) Coyle of Center. Keith Coyle & wife Renee of Gillette, Wyoming. Sister:Ruby Pate of Center. 12 Grandchildren: Wanda, Steve, Valorie, Cindy, Luisa, Felipe, Misty Skip, Cody, Cassie, Angela & Stephanie. 20 Great Grandchildren: Sasha, Michael, Nathan, Vance, Trenton, Kyle, Brooklyn, Rachael, Jaret, Ronnie, Scott, Jr., Tr?, TJ, Tamara, Tristen, Alexis, Kylie, Courtney, Javon & Trevon. 1 Great Great Grandchild: Mary Jane
Preceded in death by:Parents. Son, Kelly L. Coyle. Brothers, John Veach, Troy Veach, Osker Veach, Gene Veach. Sister, Pauline Spruiell .
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eugene Kelly Jefferson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Eugene Kelly Jefferson, of Chireno. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery.

Among Mr. Jefferson’s survivors are his wife, Lela Jefferson, of Chireno, two daughters, Betty Collins, of Center, and Mary Ann Lock, of Center, two sons, Gary Jefferson, of Bossier City, and Tommy Jefferson, of Center, and one stepson, Neal John Shelton, of San Augustine.


Angelia Diane Ballard - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Angelia Diane Ballard, of Nacogdoches. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at Crossroads Christian Center, in San Augustine. Interment in Corinth Cemetery.

Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her husband, Timothy Ballard, of Bronson, two daughters, Klancie Bailey, of McKinney, and Laura Ashley, of Nacogdoches, two stepdaughters, Laurelyn Ward, of Weatherford, and Elizabeth Ballard, of Weatherford, a stepson, Timothy Ballard II, of Weatherford, her parents, Gene and Becky Barlow, of San Augustine, and one sister, Ondrea Fournier, of Canada


William Burt - Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches announces services for 80 year old, William Burt, of Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock, at Sunset Cemetery, in Nacogdoches. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Laird Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Burt’s survivors are his wife, Syble, one daughter, Tona, both of Nacogdoches, and three brothers, Brother Vernon Burt, of Brookland, Don Burt, of Center, and Billy Burt, of Jasper.


Olivia Cartwright - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community.


Modena Parker Manchack - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for Modena Parker Manchack, of Center. She passed away in Houston and services are pending.


03/29/06

James Walter Verner - James Walter Verner, 95, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Bryan. He was born March 8, 1911, 1.5 miles South East of Peacock, Texas in Stonewall County. He was the tenth child out of twelve born to John Wesley Verner and Myrtie Beatrice Moore Verner.
He was married to Velma Vallie Davis on April 29, 1939 in Commerce by Clyde McCurdy. From that union came three sons and four daughters. He was a retired Congregational Methodist Church pastor. Rev. Verner was a bi-vocational pastor and was active in much of North and East Texas. For five years he pastored in West Texas. His other profession was carpentry and he was proud to receive the 65 year carpenter’s pin.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2006 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Raymond Robbins & Rev. Ned Chipley officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. He is survived by: Son:James Kenneth Verner & wife Evelyn Lawson Verner of Center. Daughters: Mary Frances Verner Mitchell & husband Roy of Nacogdoches. Naomi Verner Brimhall & husband Ron of Bryan. Martha Jane Verner Anderton & husband Merrell of Sheffield, Alabama. Carolyn Verner Wines & husband Darren of Lake Jackson, Texas. Daughter-in-Law: Betty Verner of Lufkin. Grandchildren: Craig Verner & wife Shannon of Quinlan. Timothy Verner of Center. Wanda Edwards & husband Paul of Lufkin. Sharon Maddox & husband Vance of Lufkin. June Merritt & husband Glen of Maryland. David Verner & wife Suzie of Virginia. Jason Verner & wife Ashley of Lufkin. Matthew Verner & wife Sarah of Bossier City, Louisiana. Cindy Pounds & husband Will of Lufkin. Stephen Mitchell & wife Jennifer of Dallas. 16 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild. 3 Step Daughters. Preceded in death by:Wife, Velma whom died in March 1976. Wife of 22 years, Millie McDonald. Sons, Johnathan Verner & Gerald Verner. Daughter-in-Law, Laura B. Lee Verner.
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Margie Jane Gipson-Deason - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Margie Jane Gipson-Deason, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Cold Springs Cemetery, with interment to follow. Visitation is today (Wednesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Deason’s survivors are her husband, James Deason, of Garrison, five sons, James Deason, of garrison, Jerry Deason, of Nacogdoches, Mark Deason, of Dallas, John Deason, of Arizona, and Billy Deason, of Appleby, three daughters, Liz Cox, of Nacogdoches, Felicia Long, of Houston, and Lisa Mings, of Austin, and two sisters, Betty Paenitz, of Nacogdoches, and Dorothy Farmacka, of Lufkin.


Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.


03/31/06

Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery. A final viewing will be held one hour prior to the services today (Friday).

Among Mrs. Borders’ survivors are two sons, Edward Borders, of Houston, and Jesse Borders, of San Augustine, four daughters, Gracie Edwards, of San Augustine, Betty Holman, Pearline Tate and Joy Jean Borders, all of Houston, one brother, Clyde Matthews, of San Francisco, California, and one sister, Bertha Jordan, of Houston.


Nancy Phillip Rhodes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Nancy Phillip Rhodes, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Rhodes’ survivors are her husband, Jerry Rhodes, of Tenaha, one daughter, Betty Cook, of Center, two brothers, Hollis and Delbert Phillips, of Louisiana, and one sister, Flora Rudd, of Joaquin.


Olivia Cartwright-Wade - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. Visitation is today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. There will be a final viewing tomorrow (Saturday) one hour prior to service time.

Among Mrs. Wade’s survivors are three brothers, Reverend George Cartwright, Wesley Cartwright, and Robert Cartwright, all three of Houston, and four sisters, Dorothy Cartwright and Ovada Wade, both of Houston, and Mary F. Allen and Maggie Lawton, both of Waco.


Johnnie Thompson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 53 year old, Mrs. Johnnie Thompson, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Greesly C-M-E Church, in the Concord Community. Interment will be in Greesly Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Thompson’s survivors are three daughters, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, Nicole Thompson, of Mount Enterprise, and Sonia R. Bruton, of Garrison, one son, Johnny Ray Thompson, of Garrison, and one sister, Ann Johnson, of Garrison.


Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. A wake will be held this (Friday) evening from seven until nine o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel

Among Mrs. Taylor’s survivors are her husband, Aaron Louis Taylor, of San Augustine, her parents, Vera Joyce and Maurice Jones, of San Augustine, and Lonnie B. and Mary Roberts, of Houston, two sons, Remond Priestell Roberts, of Tyler, and Jewell Priestell Roberts, of San Augustine, one daughter, Taricka Shavon Taylor, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, one brother, Maverick Charles Roberts, of San Augustine, and one sister, Vera Lee McKenzie, of Georgia.


Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.


Herman Alexander "Hap" McCall Junior - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Herman Alexander “Hap” McCall, Junior, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. McCall’s survivors are his wife, Lorraine McCall, of Tenaha, three sons, Howard McCall, of Lockhart, Walter McCall, of Big Spring, and Herman McCall, the Third, of Hallsville, and one daughter, Lorraine Roark, of Midland.

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02/28/06

Iris Rawson Matthews
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Iris Rawson Matthews, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at San Augustine Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery. Among Ms. Matthews’ survivors are one daughter, Martha Matthews Butts, of San Augustine, three sons, John Richard Matthews, of San Augustine, William Mark Matthews, of Dallas, and Robert Bradley Matthews, of San Augustine, and one sister, Billie McBride Krause, of Nacogdoches.


Lillie Mae Roberts Davis
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Lillie Mae Roberts Davis, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday at noon, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Davis’ survivors are one son, Roy C. Davis, of San Augustine, one brother, A. J. Roberts, of San Augustine, and two sisters, Melissa Harthorn, of Houston, and Lurline Jones, of Galveston.


Lela Parker
Graveside services for 97 year old, Lela Parker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at Oakland Memorial Park Cemetery. Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are a daughter, Marjorie Culver, of Oklahoma, a son, Billy Rae Parker, of Georgia, and a brother, Hoy McMahon, of Center.


Manuel J. "Cap" Captain
Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Manuel J. “Cap” Captain, of Logansport, Louisiana. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Rose-Neath Chapel. Interment will be in Cool Spring Cemetery. Among Mr. Captain’s survivors are his wife, Hazel Captain, two sons, George Captain, and Frank “Corkey” Stratton, three daughters, Pamela Captain, Mary Lou Bernard, and Elizabeth Speights, one sister, Mary Rosada, and one brother, Frank Captain.


02/27/06

La'Briece N. Howard
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 25 year old, La’Briece N. Howard, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at First Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Monday) from 10:30 a.m. until eight p.m. Among Ms. Howard’s survivors are her daughter, Maya Janae Howard, her father, Johnny Howard, and her mother, Gwendolyn Howard, all three of Garrison, two sisters, Dana Shaw, of Grand Prairie, and Ja Menses Bryant, of Center, one brother, Deadrian Roland, of Garrison, and grandparents, Archie Bryant, and Carrie Riley, both of Garrison.


02/24/06

Dorine Burton
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 100 year old, Dorine Burton, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Hill C-M-E, in the Woods Community. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Mable Bryant
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 89 year old, Mable Bryant, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock. Interment will be in the Bobo Cemetery.


02/23/06

Anita Watson Nichols
Anita Watson Nichols, age, 59, of Center passed away Thursday, February 23, 2006 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Marion Huckaby to officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2006., 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 2, 1946 in Shelby County to the late Robert Earl Watson & Mittie Buren Cassell Watson. She is preceded in death by parents, Robert Earl & Mittie B. Watson, Husband, W.H. "Hookey" Nichols, Infant Daughter, Carla Nichols & Sister in law, Katha Watson. She is survived by Daughters, Barbara & Terry Walton of Center, Rose & Johnny Fuller of Center, Carol Fram of Center, Mary & Mark Kenderdine of Center. 13 Grandchildren. Carla Stanley & husband Simon of Washington, Sherry, Daniel & Beth Walton of Center, Johnny Jr., Josh, Christina & Justin Fuller of Center, Kara Spann, John & Matt Frame of Center, Scott Nash & Adam Kenderdine of Center. Brothers, Bobby & Kay Watson of Center, Bill Watson of Center. Uncle, Doc & Fannie Watson of Center. Pallbearers: Grandsons, Johnny Fuller Jr, Josh Fuller, Justin Fuller, Daniel Walton, John Frame, Matt Frame, Scott Nash & Adam Kenderdine.

Alton Dickerson
Funeral services for 68 year old, Alton Dickerson, of Joaquin, were held Tuesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport. Interment was in Brookland Cemetery.

Among Mr. Dickerson’s survivors are two sisters, Lucy McGee and Annie Ruth Stephens, and two brothers, Jack and Wayne Dickerson.


02/22/06

Gene Warren
Gene Warren, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006. He was born July 5, 1929 to Shorty Warren and Winnie Lee Warren. Mr. Warren was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of the Neuville Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, February 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marion Huckaby and Bro. Roy Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at Zion Hill Cemetery in Henderson. Survivors Include: Wife of 50 years, Ruby Warren of Center, Son, Randy Warren of Center, Daughter, Jan Rowold & husband Mark of Tenaha, Grandson, Shane Cooper & wife Chasity of Center, Granddaughter, Shannon Cooper of Center, Great Granddaughters, Laney Cooper of Center & Lexi Cooper of Center, Sister, Clara Neil Bradshaw and husband Hunter of Center, Mother in law, Granny Ross of Center, Brother in law: Kenneth Ross & wife Madge of Dayton, Donny Ross & Debbie of Hawkins, Bobby Ross & wife Sandra of Conroe. Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & a host of friends. Preceded in death by Parents, Shorty & Winnie Lee Warren, Brothers, Windell & wife Adele, R.V. & wife Ann, Billie & wife June. Visitation will begin from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home


Mary Wanda Hunt
Wyman Roberts announces services for 65 year old, Mary Wanda Hunt, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Attoyac Baptist Church. Interment will be in Attoyac Cemetery.


Estella Huerta Flores
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 61 year old, Estella Huerta Flores, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Broaddus Cemetery. Among Ms. Flores’ survivors are three sons, Prudencio Flores, Junior, and Jesus Porfirio Flores, both of San Augustine, and Jose Flores, of Dallas, two daughters, Anna Marie Lopez, of Lufkin, and Ester Margie Hernandez, of San Augustine, seven brothers, Rodolfo, Arturo, Johnny, Raymond, Marcos, and Alex Huerta, and one sister, Celia Perez.


Mary Campbell Keeter
Radar Funeral Home, in Longview, announces services for 63 year old, Mary Campbell Keeter, of Longview, and formerly of Center also a 1960 graduate of Center High School. Services will be Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the First United Methodist Church in Longview. Visitation will be Thursday evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Keeter’s survivors are her husband, Phil Keeter, two children, Joe-Ben, and Cary, and one sister, Carolyn Brown, all of Longview.


Dorine Burton
Community Funeral Home announces pending services for 100 year old, Dorine Burton, of Tenaha.


Clotile Jansen
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for Clotile Jansen, of San Augustine. Among Ms. Jansen’s survivors are one son, David Jansen, of Huxley, two daughters, Marie Ward, of Diboll, and Helen Holloway, of Broaddus.


02/20/06

Irene Largent
Irene Largent, 90, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006. She was born January 27, 1916 in Center, Texas to George Hughes and Nancy Biggers Hughes. Ms. Largent was of Methodist faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Pallbearers will be Ricky Eddins, Victor Eddins, Johnny Barr, Alex Eddins, Brandon Barr, Justin Barr, Cody Eddins and Jacob Eddins. Survivors Include: Daughter, Mary Eddins & husband Ottis of Center., Son, David Largent & wife Jeanne of Brownsboro. Grandchildren, Debbie Barr, Ricky Eddins, Victor Eddins, Minette Luetkenhaus & Veronica Largent. 6 Great Grandsons, Sister, Lela Mitchell of Center, Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends. Preceded in death by husband Arvin Largent. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday February 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/19/06

Alton Dickerson
Watson & Sons announced services pending for 68 year old Alton Dickerson of Joaquin. Mr. Dickerson died Sunday in a Center health care facility. Arrangements to be announced.

Marjorie Evelyn Johnson
Funeral services for Marjorie Evelyn Johnson, 76, of Jasper will be 11 am Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be 2 pm, Tuesday, February 21, at Mt. Herman Cemetery near Center. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, February 20, 2006 at the funeral home. Mrs. Johnson died February 17, 2006 at her home in Jasper. A native of Iota, Louisiana she was a former resident of Groves and had lived in Jasper since 1980. She was a member of the Jasper Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of The Republic of Texas and also a member of the Texas Historical Commission. Survivors include her husband J. Howard Johnson of Jasper, one daughter, Daphine Sandoz & husband Sturart of Port Arthur, one step son James Johnson of Bridge City & three step daughters Sandy Steele & husband Robert of Houston, Yvonne Krumnow of Bridge City & Fran Johnson of Jasper, one grandchild Stacy Garcia & husband Raymond of Beaumont, one great grandchild, Lauren Garcia of Beaumont, eight step grandchildren & thirteen step great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper (409)384-5781. Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home Center, Texas.


02/18/06

Marie Robinson
Marie Robinson age 73, passed away Friday, February 17, 2006. She was born September 6, 1932 in Center, Texas to K.E. Walker and Maurine Humphries Walker. Ms. Robinson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. Services will be at 11 am Monday, February 21, 2006, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Survivors Include: Husband, Billie Robinson of Center, Daughters, Linda Mason and Wayne of Woden, Terri Bryan of Jasper, Grandchildren, Wes Mason and Courtney, Wendi Stanaland and Brady, Tylor Bryan. Great Grandchildren, Parker Mason, Will Stanaland. Brother, Gene Walker and Dolores of Center. Son in law, Bobby Black of Joaquin. Pallbearers, Wes Mason, Tyler Bryan, Brady Stanaland, Steve Walker, Dennis Tapp, Damon Durham. Preceded in death by Daughter, Theresa Black. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/17/06

James Ellis Pate
James Ellis Pate, 82, of Huxley passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 in Center. Mr. Pate was born February 10, 1924 in Dry Creek, Louisiana to J.E. Pate Sr. and Euginia Cole Pate. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Pate retired from Texaco after 36 years as a production supervisor. He was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Pate, Gary Boese, Ben Pate & Phillip Pedigo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brodie Tamplin & Chuck Tamplin. Survivors include: Wife, Bernice Tamplin Pate of Huxley, Son Donald Wayne Pate & wife Carolyn of Orange, Daughter, Julie Boese & husband Gary of Magnolia, Granddaughter, Lauren Pate, Grandsons, Ben Pate & Phillip Pedige, Great Granddaughter, Taylor Andrews, Sisters, Letha Langford of Vidor & Louise Powers of Moss Bluff, La. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Zelma Palmer Lacy Pate
Services for Zelma Lacy Pate, age 88 will be 2 pm Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Zelma was born July 17, 1917 in Center, Texas and she entered into rest Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Center.

She is preceded in death by husband, John Neal Lacy, Parents, William James and Camilla Ida Tyler Palmer and Brother, Johnny Lee Palmer.

Survivors include: Husband, James Henry Pate, Jr. of Center. Son, Dr. Joe Neal Lacy & wife Jane Ann of Galveston. Daughters, Nancy Warr & husband Bobby of Center. Linda Reinhart & husband David of Columbus, Ohio. Janis Compton & husband Jeep of Lufkin.

Stepdaughter, Sheron Outlaw & husband, Dan of Bulverde, Texas. 9 Grandchildren: Tracy Doggett & husband Reese, Wesley Allen Warr, Angie Shoemaker & husband Scott, Alan St.Clair, Brad Hughes & wife Melanie, Brent Hughes, Wilke Lacy, Grey Lacy, Anna Lacy. 7 Step Grandchildren: Blake Outlaw & wife Audra, Carter Outlaw, Joey Outlaw, Mollie Outlaw, Whit Outlaw, Jeremy Pate & wife Phyllis, Lee Fischer & husband Bill. 10 Great Grandchildren: Justin & Erin Doggett, Jacob, Joshua & Jordan Shoemaker, Haley & Amber Warr, Brock & Mason Hughes and Grant Hughes. 3 Step Great Grandchildren: Gage Outlaw, Megan & Trey Fischer 1 Brother & Sister in law, Delbert & Dorothy Palmer of Center.

Pallbearers: Wesley Allen Warr, Justin Robert Doggett, M. Reese Doggett, Alan Charles St. Clair, Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers: Wilke Palmer Lacy and Grey Joseph Lacy.


Thomas Whitton
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Thomas Whitton, of Shelbyville. Among Mr. Whitton’s survivors are his wife, Margaret Whitton, and one daughter, Holly Hagler, both of Shelbyville.


A.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 69 year old, A. J. Johnson, of the Caledonia Community. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Grizzly C-M-E, in the Caledonia Community. Interment will be in Grizzly Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are five sons, Charles Johnson and Johnny Ray Thompson, both of Carthage, A. G. Johnson, of Houston, Reg Johnson, of Timpson, and David Horton, of Center, six daughters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all four of Timpson, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, and Keshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, one brother, Leo Johnson, of Garrison, and one sister, Gloria Grisby, of Houston.


Frances Lawson
Frances Lawson, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006. She was born January 27, 1927 to John Taylor and Odell Childress Taylor. Ms. Lawson was a life long resident of Joaquin and a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Lone Cedar Cemetery with Rev. Charles Williams & Rev. Leonard Milford officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Griffin, Larry Kay, Jason Griffin, Bill Stone & Ray McMullen. Survivors include Daughters: Phyllis Griffin & husband Jerry of Jaoquin, Billie Jean Kay & husband Larry of Joaquin. Grandchildren, Jennifer Griffin of Joaquin, Jason Griffin & wife Holly of Center, LeAnn Kay of Houston and Amanda Kay of Dallas. Sisters, Wincie Worley of Shreveport, Edith Stone & husband Bill of Shreveport, and Blanche McMullen of Bethany, Louisiana. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends. Preceded in death by husband, Billy Lawson. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 17, 2006 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Arvin Wilson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Arvin Wilson, of Eastland. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Willow Grove Cemetery, around 4:15 Friday afternoon


Darlene Johnson Bell
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 49 year old, Darlene Johnson Bell, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.

Among Ms. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Lashakeitha Johnson, and Felisha Gardner, and two sons, Tristan Gardner, and Lamillican Johnson, all four of Center, seven sisters, Patricia Williams, Vivian Buckley, Delois Johnson, and Victoria Gipson, all four of Center, Alice Gilder, of Lufkin, Doris Hunt, of Fort Worth, and Katina Hewitt, of Mansfield, Louisiana, and three brothers, Robert Johnson, of Lufkin, Kenneth Jones, of Nacogdoches, and Lawrence Johnson, of Corrigan.


Audrey Tibbs
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 80 year old, Audrey Tibbs, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.


Caroline Brown
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 82 year old, Caroline Brown, of Keatchie, Louisiana. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mrs. Brown’s survivors are three daughters, Gloria Mae Fields, of Chireno, Dorothy Thomas, of Center, and Ladell White, of California, and two sons, Willie and Nathaniel Brown, both of Nacogdoches.


Joe Verne Bower
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Joe Verne Bower, of Waco. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Alzheimer Association. Among Mr. Bower’s survivors are one son, Joe Allen Bower, of Gladewater, two daughters, Sue Abbott, of Waco, and Debbie Johns, of Gladewater, two brothers, George and Johnny Melton Bower, both of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Ruth Ethel Montoya, and Mary Agnes (Putsy) Ward, both of Oklahoma.


02/15/06

Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Gibbs
Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Gibbs, 31, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2006. She was born March 19, 1974 in Center, Texas to Jack Michael Murphy and Deborah Brown Murphy. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Sunday, February 19,2006 at Short Cemetery in Center, Texas with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Survivors include: Husband, Israel Gibbs of Carthage. Son, Mitchell Lane Gibbs of Carthage. Mother, Deborah Jones of Center. Mother in law, Patricia Wells Sister, Tammie Smith & husband David of Center. Brother, Tim Murphy of Center. Grandmother, Johnnie Merle Harvey of Center. Uncles & Aunts, Tommy Murphy, Pat Murphy, JoAnn Morrow & Donna Sisto, Caleb Harvey. Mark Harvey & Laura Knox. Nieces & Nephews, Laurel Smith, Tristan Smith & Nickolas Smith. Visitation will be held from 9am until service time on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Allen Moore
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Allen Moore, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are his wife, Gloria Molleda Moore, of center, six children, Patsy Hollowat, Brenda Mattingly, and Linda Parker, all three of San Augustine, Buddy Moore, of Timpson, Cathy Koonce, of Huntington, and Michael Ray Moore, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, John and Waymon Moore, of Shelbyville, and two sisters, Verna Lou Snider, of Center, and Syble Jernigan, of Shelbyville.


A.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 69 year old, A. J. Johnson, of the Caledonia Community. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at Grizzly C-M-E, in the Caledonia Community. Interment will be in Grizzly Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are five sons, Charles Johnson and Johnny Ray Thompson, both of Carthage, A. G. Johnson, of Houston, Reg Johnson, of Timpson, and David Horton, of Center, six daughters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all fur of Timpson, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, and Keshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, one brother, Leo Johnson, of Garrison, and one sister, Gloria Grisby, of Houston.


02/14/06

Edith Flower Williams
Edith Flower Williams, 83, passed away Monday, February 13, 2006. She was born February 19, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to Odie Fowler and Maxie Harris Fowler. Mrs. Williams retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1984, where she had been a repair clerk for 35 years. She was a member of Sardis Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with David Fallen officiating. Interment to follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Casey Metcalf, Luke Metcalf, Lana Metcalf, J.E. Belrose, Keith Belrose and Justin Belrose. Survivors include: Husband, Harry Williams of Center, Daughter, Colette Metcalf & husband Casey of Center. Grandchildren, Keith Belrose & wife Annette, Luke Metcalf, Lane Metcalf, Kal Metcalf. Great Grandchildren, Kristi Stringerr, Hanna Belrose, Justin Belrose. Great Great Grandchild, Michael Dwayne Stringer. Sister: Frances Fallin of Tenaha. Son in law: J.E. Belrose of Center. Preceded in death by Husband, Charles O. Cain, Daughter, Janet Leehin Belrose, Grandson Carlton Lee Belrose. Visitation will begin at 12 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Joe Lellon Snelson
Brookside Funeral Home, in Houston, announces services for 77 year old, Joe Lellon Snelson, a native of Gary, who lived in the Houston area. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Mr. Snelson’s survivors are one son and three daughters.


Nian Lee Bishop Tyer
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 79 year old, Nina Lee Bishop Tyer, of Nacogdoches, and formerly of Timpson. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in New Prospect Cemetery, in Timpson. Memorials may be made to the International Mission Board care of Renee Rengifo, through the First Baptist Church, in Timpson, and Calvary Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Among Ms. Tyer’s survivors are one daughter, Carol Sue Tyer Smith, of Nacogdoches, and her sister, Alice Ann Bishop Beasley, of Garrison.


Bessie Lou Coussons Neal
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Bessie Lou Coussons Neal, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday), morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church, San Augustine. Interment will be in Chumley Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations can be made to the White Rock First Baptist Church or the Bessie Neal Scholarship Fund at Texas State Bank and Trust, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Neal’s survivors are three daughters, Josette Neal Newberry, of Austin, Sue Neal Benton, of Nacogdoches, and Carol Neal Cartwright, of San Augustine, a son, Pete Garrett, one brother, Sammy Coussons, of Nacogdoches, and one sister, Peggy Duke, of Hemphill.


Mary Clea Belz Watkins
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 59 year old, Mary Clea Belz-Watkins, of Garrison, who passed away due to complications from heart disease and diabetes. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Al-Anon Family Group, in Nacogdoches, Corinth Primitive Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches, or to Cold Springs Cemetery, in garrison. Among Mrs. Watkins’ survivors are her husband, Mike Watkins, of Garrison, four daughters, Micki Whitesides, Brande Watkins, and Christee Bendinelli, all three of Utah, and Danielle Burns, of Garrison, and two brothers, Gene Belz, of Weatherford, and Mike Belz, of California.


Rosie Nell Britt
Warren Meadows Funeral Home, in Many, Louisiana, announces services for 90 year old, Rosie Nell Britt, of Many. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Beulah Baptist Church, in Many. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening beginning at five o’clock, at Beulah Baptist Church. Among Ms. Britt’s survivors are two daughters, May Belle Wedgeworth, of Center, and Mollie Lampkin, of Nacogdoches, two sons, W. H. Britt, of Center, and Warren Marlin Britt, of Many, and one brother, Sidney Turnley, of Many.


02/13/06

Caroline Brown
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 82 year old, Caroline Brown, of Center.


Darlene Johnson Bell
Community Funeral Home, of center, announces pending services for 49 year old, Darlene Johnson Bell, of Center.


Audra Tibbs
Community Funeral Home announces pending services for 80 year old, Audra Tibbs.


02/10/06

Thois Gammage
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, Thois Gammage, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Among Mr. Gammage’s survivors are his wife, Viola Higgenbotham Gammage, of San Augustine, one daughter, Deborah Frawley, of San Augustine, two brothers, John Gammage, of Chireno, and Coy Gammage, of New Jersey, and three sisters, Ollie Gammage, of DeKalb. Teresa Loden, of Longview, and Linda Gammage, of Dallas.


Dorothy Duke
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Dorothy Duke, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mrs. Duke’s survivors are one son, Chris Goggans, of Tenaha, and one stepdaughter, Mary Beth Hunold, of New Caney.


02/08/06

Hollis Jefferson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Hollis Jefferson Warr, of Diamondhead. Memorial services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 9:30 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Among Mr. Warr’s survivors are one daughter, Pam McAllister, of Arkansas, and one son, Hollis Jefferson Warr, Junior, of Abilene.


Iris Leflet
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Iris Leflet, of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Ms. Leflet’s survivors are one daughter, Wanda Prothro, of Mansfield, Louisiana, two sons, Bobby Leflet, of Bossier city, Louisiana, and Charles Leflet, of Joaquin, and one sister, Dorothy McDaniel, of Arizona.


Bessie L. Jones
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 88 year old, Bessie L. Jones, of Pineland. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Goodwill Baptist Church, in Pineland. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery Number Two. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Goodwill Baptist Church. Among Mrs. Jones’ survivors are six nieces and two nephews.


George Thomas Green
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, George Thomas Green, of the Bobo Community in Tenaha. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church. Interment will be the Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from five until seven o’clock. Among Mr. Green’s survivors are his wife, Billie Lou Green, of Tenaha, and one son, George Thomas “Tom” Green, of Tenaha.


Dorothy Duke
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 89 year old, Dorothy Duke.


02/06/06

Leonard Eugene "Buddy" Bishop
Garrison Funeral home announces services for 82 year old, Leonard Eugene “Buddy” Bishop, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Corinth Baptist Church, in Shelby County. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Timpson Fire Department, or Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. Among Mr. Bishop’s survivors are one son, Thomas Martin Bishop, of Timpson, two daughters, Glenda Carol Alfred, of Montalba, and Gloria Jean Catino, of Conroe, one brother, Ed Bishop, of Mount Pleasant, and one sister, Viva “Bob” Setters, of Judson.


Emmett Earl "Meat" Eaden
Jenkins Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Emmett Earl “Meat” Eaden, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Eaden’s survivors are his wife, Zenora Fields Eaden, of Logansport, one daughter, Shonda Deramus, of Houston, five sons, Calvin and Keneth Eaden, of Center, Harold Eaden, of Houston, Keith Caraway, of Tyler, and Garland Deramus, of Georgia, two sisters, Irene Morris and Doris “Joy Baby” Washington, both of Center, and four brothers, Winford, Kenon and Charles Eaden, all three of Houston, and Robert Louis, of Center.


Germane J. Barnes
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 19 year old, Germane J. Barnes, of Nacogdoches. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery, in San Augustine. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. and a wake will be held Friday evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Barnes’ survivors are his mother, Jaqueline Sterns, of Nacogdoches, his father, Kenneth Davis, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, Lester Lewis and Desmond Mathis, and one sister, Samone Barnes, all three of Nacogdoches.


Bessie L. Jones
Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 88 year old, Bessie L. Jones, of Pineland.


02/05/06

Doyle Bradshaw
Funeral for Doyle Bradshaw, 70, of Center will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Center. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Bradshaw died Feb. 3, 2006, in Shreveport, La. Born July 5, 1935, in Shelby County, he was the son of John and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. He owned and operated a trucking company with his daughter, Deanna. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Bradshaw of Center; a daughter, Deanna Porter of Center; son, Marty Bradshaw of Channelview; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today. Mangum Funeral Home, Center. Published in The Daily Sentinel on 2/5/2006.


02/04/06

Elzie Andrew Harbison
Elzie Andrew Harbison, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, February 3, 2006 in San Augustine, Texas. He was born March 16, 1921 to Auss Harbison & Willie Smith Harbison in Shelby County, Texas. Mr. Harbison was a Farmer & a Rancher. Funeral service will be 2 pm Monday, Friday, February 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Cannon Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers: John Harbison, Heath Harbison, Britt Harbison, Stephen Watson, Evertt Harbison, Ricky Harbison, Sean Watson, Lucas Harbison & Justin Harbison. Survivors Include: Son: Lewis Harbison & wife Sammie of Shelbyville. Daughter: Martha Matlock & husband Russell of Shelbyville. Daughter in law: Helen Harbison of Friendswood. 7 Grandchildren: John Harbison & wife Allison of Shelbyville, Selena Watson & husband Scott of Center, Heath Harbison & wife Julie of Center, Delores Miguez & husband Robert of Beaumont, Susie Martin & husband Eddie of Alvin, Kathy Edwards & husband Gary of Bulverde, Diana Webber & husband Joe of Alvin. 16 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister, Billie Matlock of Nacogdoches. Preceded in death by Wife: Cecil Harbison, Son: Jerry Harbison, 4 Brothers: Walter, Leon, Johnny & Bob Harbison, 2 Sisters: Vada Miller & Maxine Carter.


Nancy Gail (Will) Youngblood
Nancy Gail (Will) Youngblood, 47, of Timpson passed away Friday, February 3, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1958 in Marshall, Texas to Rev. Bruce and Bobbie Jean (French) Will. Services will be Monday, Jan.6, 2006 with Rev. Roy Platt, Pastor of Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson, officiating. Service will be at Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson, Texas at 1 pm. Interment will be in Harris Chapel Cemetery, Beckville, Texas. Nancy Youngblood was a homemaker and member of the Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson. Preceded in death by Husband, Phillip Lee Youngblood Sr. and Brother, Bruce Will III. Survivors include: Parents, Rev. Bruce and Bobbie Jean Will of Carthage, Son, Nathan Will Youngblood of Timpson, Daughters, Stephanie Gail Milford and husband Bo Jack of Timpson and Courtney Leigh Youngblood of Timpson. Brother, Bobby Lee Will and wife Gail of Beckville, Texas. Sisters, Ina Kathleen Adams of Whitehouse, Texas, and Peggy Sue Harris and husband Ronnie of Beckville, Texas. Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


02/03/06

John Elvin Moore
John Elvin Moore, 56, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, February 3, 2006. He was born March 18, 1949 in Center, Texas to Elvin Moore and Ethel Webster Moore. He was a member of the Word of Faith Outreach Center in Haslam, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Pastors Chris & Stephanie Welch & Chaplain Dee Black officiating. Interment to follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Glen Heintschel, Jr. Jimmy Lout, Jessie Basham, Mike Scarber, Mike Estes, Duane Lout, Randy Bounds & Tim Maloy. Survivors Include: Wife, Ann Moore of Shelbyville, Daughters, Ramona Murry & husband Mick of Shelbyville, Susan Miller of Center and Tami Miller of Center. Son, Kevin Moore and wife Jennifer Dillard of Austin. Granddaughters, Mikenzie Murry & Kendell Murry of Shelbyville. Brother: Bill Moore & wife Virginia of Bossier City. Sister Thelma Smith and husband Bennie Joe of Center. Mother in law, Mary Conway of San Augustine. Sister in law, Jan Smith & husband Carl Davis of Shelbyville, Carol Burks & husband Charles of San Augustine. Sherry Bryan & husband Victor of Center. Brother in law, Wayne Bailey and wife Linda of New Sumerfield. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by parents, one brother, David Moore, and grandson Derek Murry. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be sent to Hospice In The Pines, 115 S. Raquet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Visitation will be held from 5 p to 8 pm Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Freda Loftin Cummings
Freda Loftin Cummings, 47, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born June 18, 1958 in Augsburg, Germany to Curtis Bridges Loftin and Mary Frances Porter Loftin. Ms. Cummings worked for the North DeSoto Elementary School as a para-professional, working with special needs children. She was a member of the Old Center Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 4 pm Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Manis and Rev. Elmer Mathis Officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Pallbearers will be Shane Cummings, Bradley Cummings, Lance Cummings, Jeff Cummings, Stephen Burch, Eric Raybon, Trey Adams and Allen Loftin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department. Ddaniel Loftin, Brendon Loftin, Toby Broadus, Randy Broadus, Jason Broadus, David Ramsey & Scotty Cummings. Survivors Include: Daughter, Jeannie Henton & husband Ty of Joaquin, Sons, Mike Cummings Jr. & wife Jessica of Joaquin and Curt Cummings of Joaquin. Grandchildren, Katelyne, Joshua, Seth & Tres. Sisters, Connie Walker & husband Steve of Carthage, Deb Burch & husband Ricky of Stanley, La., Brothers, Curtis M. Loftin & wife Rita of Shreveport La, Ronald "Doedoe" Loftin & wife Debbie of Joaquin. Brother in law and Sister in law, Tyler Adams III, Patricia & Richard Gray, Kenneth & Mary Cummings, Lina & Roy Broadus, Junior & Lucy Cummings, Sue & Ronny Raybon, Ike & Lisa Cummings. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Mike Cummings, Sr. and sister Bert Adams. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 3, 2006 & also from 7 am to 8 pm Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Glenn Jackson
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 24 year old, Glenn Jackson, of Lufkin. He was a native of San Augustine.


02/02/06

Omer Ray Cochran Jr.
Omer Ray Cocharan, Jr. 59, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in Tenaha. He was born September 25, 1946 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Omer Ray Cochran Sr. and Audia Mae Cobb. Mr. Cochran was a truck driver. He had been a resident of Tenaha for the past 6 years. Per his request, Mr. Cochran was cremated. Survivors Include: Brothers and Sisters: Audria Vaughn and Kelly Robertson of Tenaha, Ronald Cochran and wife Dianne of Longview, Roxanne Kent and husband David of Commerce and Raymond Cochran and wife Stacy of Pasadena. Numerous nieces and nephews. A host of friends. Preceded in death by Wife, Beth Cochran and Parents, Omer Ray Cochran, Sr. and Audia Mae Cobb Cochran.


Richard Lee Wasser
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 62 year old, Richard Lee Wasser, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11:15, at Houston National Cemetery, in Houston. Among Mr. Wasser’s survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Wasser, of Michigan, and Frances Ruth Johnston, of Huntsville, one son, Aaron Michael Wasser, of Houston, and one sister, Betty Ruth Thomas, of Houston.


R.L. Ainsworth
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, R. L. Ainsworth, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Chinquapin Baptist Church. Interment will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. Ainsworth’s survivors are his wife, June Ainsworth, of San Augustine, one daughter, Julie Ainsworth, of Fort Worth, three sons, Rodney, Lloyd, and Troy Ainsworth, all three of San Augustine, one brother, Nolan Ainsworth, of Zavalla, and one sister, Ann Fonesca, of Houston.


Ione Elizabeth Patterson-McCauley
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 97 year old, Ione Elizabeth Patterson-McCauley, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five to seven o’clock. Among Mrs. McCauley’s survivors are two sons, Robert Wayne “Bob” McCauley, of Garrison, and Wiley Hayden “Buzz” McCauley, of Canton, and one sister, Jewell Fay Patterson-Moore, of Garrison.


Glenn Jackson
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 24 year old, Glenn Jackson, of Lufkin. He was a native of San Augustine.


02/021/06

Clyde Allen
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Clyde Allen, of Broaddus. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Broaddus Cemetery. Among Mr. Allen’s survivors are his wife, Alma Lorraine Allen, of Broaddus, two sons, Thomas Wayne Allen, of Houston, and Michael Earl Allen, of Oklahoma, one stepdaughter, Kitty Lorraine Washam-Miller, of Smithville, and one stepson, Thomas Lee Washam, of Pitkin, Louisiana.


Sandra Davis
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 55 year old, Sandra Davis, of Tenaha. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ms. Davis’s survivors are her husband, George Davis, of Tenaha, her daughter, Barbara Fulbright, of Center, one sister, Sharon Cockrell, of Center, and three brothers, Donald Hicks, of Tenaha, Gary Hicks, of Arkansas, and Leonard Leslie Hicks Junior, of California.


Robert Smith
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 96 year old, Robert Smith, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. Among Mr. Smith’s survivors are his wife, Lucille Smith, of Timpson, three daughters, Virginia Dews, of Tyler, Rita Davis, of Mount Enterprise, and Ivenell Hart, of Henderson, four sons, Robert Earl Smith Junior, Ed Perry Smith, Ed Wayne Smith, and Jimmy Smith, all four of Garrison, and one brother, R. E. Smith, of Pineland.

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01/31/06

J.L. "Jim" Battles
Funeral services for J.L. "Jim" Battles of Nacogdoches will be 2 pm Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Tracy Wright and Bro. Steve Noble to officiate. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Jim Battles went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 11, 1927 in San Augustine County to the late Marvin & Della Dillard Battles. He retired from Tipton Ford after 32 years in sales. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Center. Mr. Battles was a dedicated, hardworking, honest man who instilled those values in the many lives he touched. He was ddicated to his Lord and this was evident in his life to the very end. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Inis Chandler. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Melba Hughes Battles of Nacogdoches. Children: Dennis & Debbie Battles of Wichita, Kansas, Ricky & Beverly Battles of Nacogdoches, Joy & Dean Scarborough of Nacogdoches, Linda & Douglas Raymond of Lindale, Gay & Chuck McDonald of Jefferson, Sonda & B.J. Gross of Martinsville, Shane & Sheri Battles of Longview, Sean & Amanda Battles of Nacogdoches, 19 Grandchildren, Bryan & Susan Battles, Tammy & Cody Martin, Amanda & Zach Williford & Matthew Battles, Jason, Brandon & Hunter Scarborough, Kennon & Austin Raymond, Misty, Alena & Grace McDonald, Conor & Magen Gross, Lauren & Kylie Battles, Tori & Cole Battles, 3 Great Grandchildren: Carter, Logan & Maverick Martin, Brooke Scarborough & Ashelby Battles, 3 Brothers, D.L. & Laveren Battles of Center, Clayton & Georgia Battles of Henderson, Frank & Louise Battles of Tyler, 1 Sister: Thelma Bracken of Cordova, Nebraska,
He was a loving husband, father, papaw, and friend and will be greatly missed until we meet again. Pallbearers: Grandsons: Matthew Battles, Jason Brandon & Hunter Scarborough, Sons-in-law B.J. Gross & Dean Scarborough, Honorary Pallbearers will be the First Assembly of God, Center, Tx. Board Members.


Doris Miller
Services for 88 Year old, Doris Miller, of Natchitoches, will be held this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, with burial to follow. Mrs. Miller is the wife of the late T. L. Miller, formerly of Center, and the sister of the late, T. G. Carroll, of Center.


01/30/06

Betty Lou McBride
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Betty Lou McBride, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in McRae Cemetery. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are her husband, Elmer McBride, of San Augustine, one son, Larry McBride, of San Augustine, one daughter, Linda Hill, of San Augustine, and two sisters, Sue Sirmons, of Silsbee, and Joy Massey, of Houston.


Dale O'Brien Birdwell
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Dale O’Brien Birdwell, of Lufkin. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Chinquapin Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. Birdwell’s survivors are his parents, Carl O. and Helen Birdwell, of San Augustine, one sister, Carla Ladner, of Lufkin, and two brothers, Mark Birdwell, of San Augustine, and Glen Birdwell, of McKinney.


Eugene Ray Downs
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 74 year old, Eugene Ray Downs, of Broaddus. Memorial services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 6:30 at Long Pines Baptist Church. Mr. Downs’ body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Poweltown Volunteer Fire Department, care of Danny Wilson, Route One Box 480, Broaddus, Texas 75929.Among Mr. Downs survivors are his wife, Sue Downs, of Broaddus, one daughter, Debbie Rose, of Oklahoma, three stepdaughters, Debbie Roberts, of Colorado, Tammy Lawson, of Oklahoma, and Marilyn Callaway, of Broaddus, and three sisters, Alverda Crain, Maxine Buck, and Dorothy Nelson, all three of Oklahoma.


01/29/06

Shirley D. Webb
Shirley D. Webb, 70, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was born December 29, 1935 in Joaquin, Texas. Mrs. Webb was employed as a waitress. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Stonewall, Louisiana. Mrs. Webb had been a resident of Stonewall since 1998. Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Head officiating. Interment to follow at the Allen Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Survivors Include: Husband: Jimmy Webb of Stonewall, Louisiana. Daughters: Sue Redwine and husband John of Bossier, Louisiana and Becky Brooks and husband Paul of Logansport, Louisiana. Son: Ricky Smith and wife Monica of Joaquin. Grandchildren: Blake Bedsole, Kit Kitchens, Mathew Smith and Keisi Smith. Sisters: Jean Sorsby of Huxley, Mildred Farey of California and Merle Jones of California. Brother: R.D. Strong of Center. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents and brothers,, Bobby Strong ,Alveton Strong, Robert "Tibo" Talmadge Strong.. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, January 30, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


Iris Gregg
Iris Gregg, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Center. She was born June 2, 1951 in Waco, Texas to Travis Cantrell and Dorthy Juanita Smith Cantrell. Mrs. Gregg was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Center. Graveside services will be at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Roland "Buddy" Gray and Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Effinger, Gary Effinger, Dough Effinger, James, Effinger, James Degaugh, Jeffery Lawson, Tyler Gregg and Austin Gray. Survivors include: Husband, Robert Gregg of Center. Son: Marty W. Gregg and wife Jackie of Center. Daughters: Tina Kim Grammer and husband Jamie of Center. Martha Juanita Rose and husband Keith of Huntington. Grandchildren: Toby Fleming, Jada Gregg, Jeremiah Gregg and Austin Gray. Sisters: Ann Peters and husband Bill of Flowerine Louisiana and Sherlene Cantrell of Conroe. Brothers: Robert Effinger and wife Laurie of Houston, Gary Effinger and wife Cindy of Conroe, Dough Effinger of Marble Falls, James Effinger and wife Debra of Plano. Stepmother: Peggy Cantrell of Center. Father in law and mother in law: Charles and Alma Gregg of Center. Brother in law: Wesley Gregg of Conroe. Special Friends: Jeanie Degaugh of Center and Joyce Hamm of Conroe. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Mother: Dorthy Cantrell, Father: Travis Cantrell and Three Brothers: Riley Cantrell, Dicky Cantrell and William Travis Cantrell. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, January 30, 2006 at Watson and Son Funeral Home in Center.


01/27/06

Gazella White Boothe
Hicks Mortuary and Singleton Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Gazella White Boothe, a native of Shelby County. Memorial services will be this afternoon at three o’clock, at All Faiths Chapel at Prairie View University. Funeral Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Francis Episcopal Church at Prairie View A & M University. Among Mrs. Boothe’s survivors are three sisters, Eulalia Bonner and Odie Mae Garrett, both of Alabama, and Ovetta Pettie, of Brenham, and one brother, Cohron White, of Marshall.


Mary Ann Richards-Newman
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Mary Ann Richards-Newman, of Cushing. Services will be Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Saturday) evening from five until seven o’clock at Garrison funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LifeCare Hospice, in Nacogdoches. Among Mrs. Newman’s survivors are her husband, D. H. Newman, of Cushing, one son, Earl Lee Newman, of Trinity, and two daughters, Kathy Lunsford, of Garrison, and Ludie Dees, of Cushing.


01/26/06

Leon Bittick
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Leon Bittick, of Lufkin. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock at Mangum Chapel. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. Among Mr. Bittick’s survivors are his wife, Marie Coe Bittick, of Lufkin, his son, Tommy Bittick, of New Iberia, and one sister, Syble Bradshaw, of Kilgore.


01/25/06

Ethel F. Piersall Prather
Ethel F. Piersall Prather, 90, of Mamou, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in Center. Funeral Services, under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home, will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2006 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou, Louisiana with Father Bob Courville officiating. Interment to follow at New St. Ann’s Cemetery, also in Mamou, Louisiana. Survivors Include: Daughters: Judy Piersall Dupre & husband Gordon on Tenaha Janice Piersall Fontenot of Mamou, Louisiana Step-Daughters: Anna Lee Prather of Houma, Louisiana Linda Doucet of Mamou, Louisiana Step-Daughter-in-Law: Brenda Prather of Iota, Louisiana Brothers: Delton Fontenot of Houston, Texas Sisters: Ena Sliman of Eunice, Louisiana Loza Fontenot of Moss Bluff, Louisiana 4 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren 6 Step-Grandchildren 8 Step-Great-Grandchildren Preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Piersall; her second husband, Clyde Prather; and one daughter, Jane Piersall - Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Ardoin Funeral Home of Mamou, Louisiana


Mrs. Josie B. Jones
Percy Garner and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Mrs. Josie B. Jones, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. A wake will be held Friday evening from seven until nine o’clock at Garner Chapel. Among Mrs. Jones’ survivors are two daughters, Vonzella Garner, of San Augustine, and Marva J. Roach, of Tyler, two sons, James A. Jones, of San Augustine, and Johnny D. Jones, of Tyler, and one brother, Otis Wade, of Tyler.


Alvin Lajayden Tayshawn Smith
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for four-month-old Alvin Lajayden Tayshawn Smith, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Alvin Lajaden Tayshawn Smith’s survivors are his father and mother, Alvin Smith, Junior, of San Augustine and Maria Ratcliff, of Center, one sister, LaJade Ratcliff, of Center, his grandparents, Alvin Smith, Senior, of Center, and Shenet Edwards Smith, of San Augustine, and his great grandparents, Rubert Edwards, Junior, of San Augustine, Calvin Edwards, Macel Brock and Mozelle Smith, all of Center.


01/24/06

Steven James
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 40 year old, Steven James, of Baton Rouge, and a native of Hemphill. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon at Macedonia Cemetery. Among Mr. James’ survivors are his mother, Arma James, of Hemphill, two brothers, Timothy James, of Hemphill, and Donald James, of Nacogdoches, and three sisters, Mary Brown, of Arizona, and Linda and Ida James, both of Nacogdoches.


01/23/06

Jerry Lynn Thompson
Jerry Lynn Thompson, 52, of Center, passed away Monday, January 23, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Jerry was born August 25, 1953 in Center, Texas to John Elvin and Lois Joplin Thompson. He was a residential contractor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Pallbearers will be Marcus Thompson, Ron Graves, Gregg Brown, John Yarbrough, David Lilly and Robert Ellis. Survivors include: Sons: Sean Thompson of Huntsville and Patrick Thompson of Longview. Mother Lois Thompson of Center. Brother, John W. Thompson and wife Kay of Carthage. A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and host of friends. Preceded in death by father, John Elvin Thompson. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Rowndie Ebert Holeman
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 58 year old, Rowndie Ebert Holeman, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at First Baptist Church of Garrison. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to LifeCare Hospice, in Nacogdoches. Among Mr. Holeman’s survivors are his wife, Terrie Holeman, of Garrison, three sons, Shane, Troy and Travis Holeman, all three of Garrison, and his mother, Mary Ellen Holeman, of Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Josie B. Jones
Percy Garner and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 89 year old, Mrs. Josie B. Jones, of San Augustine.

Aaron "Son" Pitts
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Aaron “Son” Pitts, of Center. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Pitts’ survivors are his wife, Annie Mae Pitts, three sons, Lester, Jackie L. and James Pitts, five daughter, Sheila Wilson, Cassandra Pitts, LaTonya Pitts, Sophie Warren, and Kelly Watts, three brothers, James Robert Pitts, of Center, Travis Pitts, of California, and Tony Kindle, of Orange, and two sisters, Elma Christene, of Houston, and Corene Davis, of Center.


01/21/06

Jacky Covington
Jacky Covington, 70, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 20, 2006 in Shreveport. He was born September 14, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Alton E. Covington, Sr. and Ima Hairgrove Covington. Mr. Covington served in the US Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Funeral Services will be at 2 pm on Monday, January 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be John Gray Sr. , John Gray Jr, Mike Baldwin, Sam Baldwin, Johnny Paxton, Dude Jones and Justin Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Griffin and James Gordon. Survivors Include: Sons, Jay Covington of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jody Covington & wife Summer of Joaquin. Daughter: Inee Cowdin and husband Son of Grand Cane, Louisiana. Grandchildren, Heidi Cowdin, Codi Cowdin, Harli Cowdin, Katie Covington, Madolyn Covington and Jacy Covington. Brother: James Covington of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mother of his children: Barbara Covington Dean of Bismark, Arkansas. Preceded in death by his parents & one son, Gregory Lynn Covington. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


01/20/06

Estell Ramey
Estell Ramey, 69, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 2006. Mrs. Ramey was born July 18, 1936 in Gilmer Texas to Joseph Marcus Eugene Smith and Vannie Estell Bennett Smith. She was a homemaker and loving wife to her husband, Billy for 55 years. Funeral Services will be Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors Include: Husband, Billy Ramey of Center, Son, Jessie Ramey of Longview, Granddaughter, Stephanie Ramey and Zachary Peters of Longview, Grandsons, David Ramey & wife Emily of Longview, Michael Ramey of Longview, Sisters, Martha Etta Beavers & husband Clyde of Georgetown, Louisiana and Debra Smith of Longview. Brothers, Paul Eugene Smith & wife Sue of Houston, Joseph "J.W." Smith & wife Susan of Ontario, Canada.. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ernest Cary Askew
Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, in Groves, announces services for 92 year old, Ernest Cary Askew, of Port Arthur, who was born in Center. Burial will take place today (Friday) at one o’clock, at Clever Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


Doretha Yarbrough
Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 74 year old, Doretha Yarbrough, of Garrison. Her body has been cremated. Among Ms. Yarbrough’s survivors are her son Roger Jordan, of Houston, three brothers, R. L. Keels, Kenneth Keels, and Gene Keels, all three of Terrell, one sister, Jo Ann Hargett, of Hockley, and a special friend, Tommie Methvin, of Timpson


01/19/06

Reuben Jones
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 61 year old, Reuben Jones, of Dallas, originally from San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, in Dallas. Interment will be in the D-F-W National Cemetery. Visitation will be held today at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas. Among Mr. Jones’ survivors are his wife, Mildred Jones, one son, Anthony Jones, one daughter, Sonya Jones, all three of Dallas, his mother and step-father, Birdie Mae Netherly-Moore, and D. L., of San Augustine, one brother, Frederick Moore, of Nacogdoches, and four sisters, Jennifer Empy and Mary Green, both of Dallas, Pamela Garret, of Mesquite, and Barbara Burrell, of The Colony.


Gladys Woods
Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 82 year old, Gladys Woods, of Center. There will be no services; her body has been cremated. Among Ms. Woods’ survivors is her daughter, Sheri Aitken, of Florida.


01/18/06

Benny Grant
Benny Grant, Age 73, of Huxley, Tx. passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at his residence in Huxley. Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley. He was born July 15, 1932 to the late Forrest Grant & Sarah Neill Grant. He served in the military for 5 years and worked in civil service for the Federal Government for 38 years. He is survived by : Wife, Rita Grant of Huxley. Numerous Nieces and Friends. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mary Creech Boozer
Mary Creech Boozer, Age 96, formerly of Tyler, Passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2006 in Ft. Worth, Tx. She is a retired homemaker. Graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at 11 am at Shelbyville Cemetery. She is survived by Daughter: Mary Frizzell of Ft. Worth. Grandchildren: Lea Tipps, Sherry Hopson, Don Frizzell & Clyde Frizzell. 9 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Lila Mae Jimmerson Schwartz
Lila Mae Jimmerson Schwartz, 80, of Dayton died Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church in Kenefick and graveside services to be held at 2 pm Friday, January 20, 2006, at the Old Center Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton and another visitation will be held Friday from nine a.m. until noon at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services are under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton. Lila Mae was born January 31, 1925, in Joaquin to parents Dewey Ellen Ward Jimmerson and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 12 years. She was a homemaker, member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, and enjoyed embroidery, quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Schwartz was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Bobby G. Schwartz, son: Timothy Hooper, father in law, Richard Oiler, sister Nina Lee Lindsey, and brother, Dewey I. Jimmerson, . Among Mrs. Schwartz’s survivors are her daughter, Martha E. Burch, and husband Charles of Dayton, four sons, Bobby D. Schwartz, and wife Betty of Pearland, Ernie D. Schwartz, and wife Cathy of Texas City, Duane Hooper, and wife Renne of Houston, and Gerald G. Hooper, and wife Linda of Deer Park. Mother in law, Maxine Schwartz Oiler of Peoria, and two sisters, Irene Davis, of Joaquin, and Esther Burt, of San Angelo. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


John Henry "Heavey" Biggers
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 84 year old, John Henry “Heavy” Biggers, of Galveston, originally from San Augustine. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, in Galveston. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from four until eight p.m. at E. R. Johnson Mortuary, in Galveston. The Body will lie in state at Taylor Tabernacle in San Augustine on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Among Mr. Biggers’ Survivors are one son, George Oliphant, of Houston, two daughters, Yvonne Montgomery, of Waco, and Johnnie Marie Pogue, of Philadelphia, one sister, Elizabeth Young, of Angleton, and one brother, Jerry Biggers, of Galveston.


Richard Maxey
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 94 year old, Richard Maxey, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Roberts Baptist Church. Interment will be in Roberts cemetery. A Wake will be held Friday night from seven until nine o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Maxey’s survivors are his wife, Bertha J. Maxey, of San Augustine, one son, Richard Christopher Maxey, of Kountze, three daughters, Sallie Sigler, of Nacogdoches, Bertha Duffy, of San Augustine, and Annie Peters, of San Antonio, and one sister, Mary Ann Johnson, of San Augustine.


Mary Hewett
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 65 year old, Mary Hewett, of Houston. Services will be Saturday, at noon, at True Vine Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Rocky Mount Cemetery. Among Mrs. Hewett’s survivors are one son, Dexter Earl Hewett, of Houston, and her mother, Caroline Williams, of Houston.


Reuben Jones
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 61 year old, Reuben Jones, of Dallas, originally from San Augustine. Mr. Jones is the son of Mrs. Birdie Mae Moore. Arrangements will be announced alter.


01/17/06

Ernest Drue Mills
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Ernest Drue Mills, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden. Among Mr. Mills’ survivors is a sister, Ruth Ann, of Wisconsin.


01/16/06

Charles L. Tindol
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Charles L. Tindol, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10:30, at Mangum Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Herman Cemetery. Among Mr. Tindol’s survivors are three daughters, Joyce Winfree, of San Antonio, Jeanie Opincar, of Oregon, and Carolyn Evans, of Center, two brothers, Chuck Tindol, and James “Jim” Tindol, of Center, and one sister, Mary Ann Tindol.


Clifford, Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of center, announces services for 83 year old, Clifford, Jenkins, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Friendship Bobo Church. Interment will be in Jenkins Memorial Cemetery. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are his wife, Louisa Jenkins, of Tenaha, three sons, Rochester Jenkins, of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins, California, and Willis Grace, of Oklahoma, and four daughters, Legatha Demings, of Joaquin, Rosie A. Drake, California, Vivian Patrick-LeBlanc, of California, and Barbara Sanchez, of Tenaha.


Gladys Bridges
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Gladys Bridges, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Christian Church. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from six until nine o’clock. Among Ms. Bridges’ survivors is her daughter, Judy Rushing, of Center.


Thomas Glenn Eddins
Wyman Roberts announces pending services for 51 year old, Thomas Glenn Eddins, of Nacogdoches.


Richard Maxey
Garners and Sons Mortuary announces services for 94 year old, Richard Maxey, of San Augustine


01/15/06

Essie Warr Stanfield
Essie Warr Stanfield, 90, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 in Center. She was born September 20, 1915 in the Aiken Community to Robert "Bob" Warr and Mattie Fountain Warr. Mrs. Stanfield was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She had been a member of the Order of The Eastern Star for over fifty years. Mrs. Stanfield was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Eddie Mahan, Bro. Lee Mahan and Bro. Gordon Vaugn officiating. Interment to follow at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. Pallbearers will be Steve Stanfield, Adam Stanfield, Rodger Dale McClain, Kenneth Ray Stanfield, Sammy Mahan and Jerry Mahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Faubion, Bill Stanfield, Richard Stanfield, Keith Walker and Douglas Lamm. Survivors Include: Son: Robert Edwin Stanfield & wife Melissa of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Grandchildren: Carla Jena Meshell and husband Ernest of Center. Richard McGee of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Stever Stanfield and wife Molly of Concord, North Carolina, Adam Stanfield of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Leigh Anne Stanfield of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Great Grandchildren: Sasha Stefenko of Concord, North Carolina, Emma Stanfield of Concord, North Carolina, Wesley Faubion and wife Shana of Center, Jessica McKinney of Hull. Great Grandchildren: Kayden Michael Faubion of Center. Brother: Hooker Warr of Nacogdoches. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by : Husband, Ernest Perry Stanfield, Daughter, Ernestine Stanfield, and Grandson, Vince Davila. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Michael James Massey
Michael James Massey, 47, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 in Center. He was born September 27, 1958 in Nurnberg, Germany to J.B. Massey Jr. and Emma E. Becker Massey. Mr. Massey was a self employed truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith and loved outdoor sports, especially fishing and camping. Memorial services will be at 2 pm on Monday, January 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Benny Serrano, Efrein Serrano, Jason Massey, Jack Massey, Keith Webb and Daniel O'Rear. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Serrano family at 386 CR 1548 Center, Texas 75935. Survivors Include: Wife Jeannie Serrano Massey, Daughter, Monica Massey of Lufkin, Sons, Jessie B. Massey of Nacogdoches, Stephen Serrano of Nacogdoches, Parents, Emma E. and J.B. Massey Jr. Brothers: Troy Massey and wife Betty of Center, Charles Massey and wife Vicki of Texarkana, Sisters: C.Sue Lamonte and husband Mark of Nacogdoches, Hazel Massey Molandes of Jefferson. Numerous nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Special Companion, his pet dog, Mava, Preceded in death by brother, Jack L. Massey of Center.


Etta Armstreet Risinger
Etta Armstreet Risinger, 97, of Patroon, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2006 in San Augustine. She was born July 26, 1908 in Shelby County, Texas to Jim Armstreet and Emma Denby Armstreet. Mrs Risinger was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a long time member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County. Pallbearers will be Glynn Hughes, Mark Hughes, Kyle Hughes, Mickey Smith, Stevie Smith, and Paul Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Risinger's great grandsons. Survivors include: Children: LaRea Hughes and husband O.D. Hughes of Longview, Robert Risinger and wife Betty of Patroon, Ruth Smith and husband Larmar of Patroon, Juanita Smith and husband Tommy of Pinland. Grandchildren: Glynn Hughes of Longview, Mark Hughes of Longview, Kyle Hughes of Longview, Cheryl Green of Dallas, Shelley Trump of Orange, Mickey Smith of Patroon, Stevie Smith of Joaquin, Terri Tompkins of Patroon, Paul Smith of Conroe and Aimee Johnson of Pineland. 32 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren. Brother in law: Benny Buckley of Orange, Sister in laws Ruth Armstreet of Orange, and Dorothy Armstreet of Texas City. Numerous nieces and nephews. A Host of Friends. Preceded in death by; husband Johnny Risinger, Two Grandchildren, James Royce Risinger and Thomas Richard Risinger. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, January 16, 2006 at Waston & Son Funeral Home in Center.


01/13/06

Glen "J. P." Parks
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 50 year old, Jerry Glen “J.P.” Parks, of Nacogdoches. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) afternoon and evening from two until seven o’clock at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Parks’ survivors are one son, Jerry glen Parks, Junior, of Burkeville, three daughters, Keisha Davis, of San Augustine, and Nicole Parks and Aaliyaa Daniels, both of Nacogdoches, his father, Laurice Parks, of San Augustine, one sister, Barbara Ann Edwards, of San Augustine, and five brothers, Maurice Parks, of San Augustine, Vernon Parks and Billy Curl, both of Nacogdoches, and Steve and Darrett Parks, both of Shelbyville.


Dixie Rector
Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 64 year old, Dixie Rector, of Center.


Thomas E. "Ted" Taylor Jr.
Taylor Funeral Home announces pending services for 80 year old, Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor, Junior, of Timpson.


01/12/06

Berlin Dennis
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 64 year old, Berlin Dennis, of Center. Services will be Sunday afternoon at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Dennis’ survivors are two brothers, Billy Thomas, of Center, and Maxie Richard, of Lufkin, and two sisters, Nancy Robinson, of Houston, and Perillia White, of Shelbyville.


Clifford Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 83 year old, Clifford Jenkins, of Tenaha. Services will be Monday afternoon at one o’clock, at Friendship Bobo Church. Interment will be in Jenkins Memorial Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are his wife, Louisa Jenkins, of Tenaha, three sons, Rochester Jenkins, of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins, California, and Willis Grace, of Oklahoma, and four daughters, Legatha Demings, of Joaquin, Rosie A. Drake, California, Vivian Patrick-LeBlanc, of California, and Barbara Sanchez, of Tenaha.


01/09/06

Auvis Maudell Fleer
Taylor Funeral Home announces services were held yesterday (Sunday) for 83 year old, Auvis Maudell Fleer, of Timpson. Services and interment were at Corinth Cemetery. Among Ms. Fleer’s survivors are her son, William S. Fleer, of Washington, and her daughter, Alice Vaughn, of Timpson.

Bobby G. "Grandpa" Schwartz
Bobby G. "Grandpa" Schwartz, 75, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 8, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church in Kenefick. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm. Monday at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Graveside services to be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Old Center Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 9 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Bobby was born March 28, 1930 in Harrisburg, Illinois to parents: Richard and Maxine Schwartz Oiler, a former resident of Center, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 12 years. He was a retired electrician foreman for Armco Steel of Greens Bayou, member and Deacon of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, and enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Schwartz was preceded in death by his father: Richard Oiler. Survivors:. Wife of 44 years: Lila M. Jimmerson Schwartz of Dayton. Daughter: Martha E. Burch and husband Charles of Dayton. Sons: Bobby D. Schwartz and wife Betty of Pearland. Ernie D. Schwartz and wife Cathy of Texas City, Duane Hooper and wife Rene of Houston, Gerald G. Hooper and wife Linda of Deer Park. Mother: Maxine Schwartz Oiler of Peoria, Illinois, Brother: Dean Hohimer of Pekin, Illinois, Sister: Barbara Clarkston of Pekin, Illinois, Kay Cataldo of Newport, Florida, Wanda Gray of Brandon, Illinois, Becky Moore of Pekin, Illinois. Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Fleta Kaufman Lincoln
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 83 year old, Fleta Kaufman Lincoln, of Shelbyville. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Carroll Chapel C-M-E. Interment will be in Carroll Chapel Cemetery. Among Ms. Lincoln’s survivors is one brother, C. D. Kaufman, of Shelbyville.

Tracy Lynn Ochoa
Tracy Lynn Ochoa, 37, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday January 6, 2006. She was born January 17, 1968 in Vivian, Louisiana to Rosalio Ochoa and Charlotte Iles Ochoa. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Toledo Bend Baptist Mission in Huxley with Bro. Jack Forbes officiating. Among Ms. Ochoa’s survivors are one son, Zane Ochoa, her parents, Rosalio and Charlotte Ochoa, all three of Huxley, and one brother, Tony Ochoa, of Shreveport. Grandparents: Raymond and Mary Ellen Iles of Vivian, Louisiana. Also a number of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Discoveries Class at Smyrna Baptist Church, Huxley.


01/06/06

Forrest Hailey
Forrest Hailey, 69, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006 in Center. He was born January 13, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to James Hailey and I.O. Crawford Hailey. He served his country in the United States Military while enlisted in the Air Force. He was a Baptist by faith and member of Goshen Baptist Church. He worked many years and retired as a supervisor from Magna Tech Manufacturing Co. in Magee. Mr. Hailey also served as Sports Editor for the Magee Courier for many years, in following his love for sports he had served as umpire for MS Baseball for 50 years.
Funeral services will be held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee Mississippi, 10am on Saturday, January 7, 2006. Interment to follow at Magee City Cemetery. Survivors Include: Wife, Geraldine Hailey of Magee, Mississippi, Son, Lance Haynes & wife Jessica of Magee, Mississippi, Grandson, Landon Hayes of Magee, Mississippi, Granddaughter, Addyson Hayes of Magee, Mississippi. Sisters, Lucille Davis of Timpson and Hester Hardy of Carthage. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Daughter, Lynn Hailey Brown, Brothers, Buck Hailey and Bill Hailey. Sister, Wanda Hailey, his mother and father in law Lester and Bessie Walker and one brother in law, Allen Herchenhan.


James Bruce Scarber
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, James Bruce Scarber, of Mesquite, and formerly of Huxley. Graveside services will be today (Friday) at noon, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Among Mr. Scarber’s survivors are one son, James Scarber, of Mesquite, and one brother, Prentice Scarber, of Orange


Vera Louise Glaze Paxton
Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport announces services for 73 year old, Vera Louise Glaze Paxton, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wimberly Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Among Ms. Paxton’s survivors are two sons, Harold Glenn Glaze, of Joaquin, and Johnny Wayne Glaze, of Center, two daughters, Kay Bates, of Joaquin, and Diane Wilkerson, of Atlanta, Texas, one sister, Avis Hanson, of Galloway, and two brothers, Tommy Parker, of Lufkin, and Johnny Parker, of Joaquin.


01/05/06

Sebastian Carrier
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 79 year old, Sebastian Carrier, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. A Rosary will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening beginning at seven o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Among Mr. Carrier’s survivors are his wife, Carol Carrier, of Center, two sons, Ronald Carrier, of Marksville, Louisiana, and Donald Clark, of Houston, one daughter, Mary Hagler, of San Augustine, three brothers, Patrick, Rayland, and Norbert Carrier, and one sister, Mary Ann Hanks, all four of Louisiana.


01/04/06

Gary Wilburn
Gary Wilburn, 59, of Joaquin, passed away January 3, 2006 in Houston. He was born September 14, 1946 in Shelby County, Texas to Walter Wilburn and Cynthia Payne Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a helicopter crewman. He was a maintenance foreman at Fluor in Tatum and was of Baptist faith. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Friday, January 6, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry Hennigan, Jimmy Snider, Aubrey Wilson, Jeffery Wilburn, Ronald Wilburn and Tommy Spurlock. Survivors: Wife, Betty Hennigan Wilburn of Joaquin, Sons, Brad Wilburn & wife Kasi of Humble, Jon Wilburn & wife Mary of Channelview and Kerry Hinton of Baytown. Daughters, Angela Ridenour & husband J.W. of Humble, Melissa Wilburn of Splendora and Courtney Turner & husband Brett of Baytown. 7 Grandchildren. Sisters, Louise Wagstaff & husband Earl of Shelbyville, Judy Scarborough & husband Danny of Shelbyville. Brothers, Bobby Wilburn & wife Cora of Joaquin, Gerald Wilburn & wife Barbara of Orange, Price Wilburn & wife Donna of Center, and Elmer Ray Wilburn & wife Johnnie of Orange. Preceded in death by parents and an infant son. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mary Lucille Reed
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 62 year old, Mary Lucille Reed, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Brittain Creek Cemetery. Among Ms. Reed’s survivors are three sons, Melvin Jackson, of Lufkin, Tony Garrett, of Tenaha, and Eric Garrett, of Center, and three daughters, Gloria Garrett, of Center, Marvies Riggins, of Carthage, and Machell Hubbard, of Center.


C.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 62 year old, C. J. Johnson, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Brittain Creek Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are his mother, Ellawee Doll-Johnson, his wife, Gloria Nell Johnson, four daughters, Gloria Johnson and Kim Nobles, both of Center, and Brenda Johnson and Linda Cartwright, both of Shelbyville, and four sons, Jeffery Chumley, of Nacogdoches, Johnny Johnson, of San Augustine, and Lathan and Marcus Johnson, both of Center.


Harvey Leroy Hensley
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 86 year old, Harvey Leroy Hensley, Senior, of Broaddus. Among Mr. Hensley’s survivors are his wife, Helen Hensley, of Broaddus, one daughter, Rita Gregg, of Houston, and three sons, Harvey Hensley Junior, of Houston, Danny Hensley, of LaPorte, and Lonnie Hensley, of Huntingto


01/03/06

Robert Dale Heatherly
Robert Dale Heatherly, 72, of Huxley passed away January 3, 2006. Funeral Services pending - Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Gary Wilburn
Gary Wilburn, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Jan. 3, 2006 in Houston. Mr. Wilburn is survived by his wife, Betty Wilburn. Funeral Services are pending - Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Maria Ramirez
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 19 year old, Maria Ramirez, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Iglesia Bautista Missonera Getsemani. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery. Among Ms. Ramirez’s survivors are her parents, Adan and Victoria Ramirez, of Center, four brothers, Fernando, Silvestre, Hermenejildo, and Adan Ramirez, Junior, all of Center, and her grandparents, Sivestre Ramirez and Amalia Cruz, both of Mexico.


Ronny Snelson
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 55 year old, Ronny Snelson, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice of Deep East Texas or to Cold Springs Cemetery. Among Mr. Snelson’s survivors are his wife, Janice Snelson, of Garrison, two sons, Jerry and Chad Snelson, both of Garrison, and four sisters, Patsy Hilton, of Ruston, Louisiana, Gale Young, of Avinger, Patricia Edgar, of Tennessee, and LeAnn Shull, of Nacogdoches.


Anzie "Nanny" Hough Baker
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Anzie “Nanny” Hough Baker, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at three o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Baker’s survivors are one son, R. K. Hough, of Lake Murvaul, and two daughters, Geneva Hutto, and Linda Weaver, both of Timpson.


Helen Elaine Perley
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Helen Elaine Perley, of Garrison. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) from four until nine p.m. Among Ms. Perley’s survivors are two sons, Ronnie Perley, of California, and Andrew Perley, of Nacogdoches, and a special friend, Marvin Hardin, of Garrison.


Lakendrick Tyrell Yarbrough
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 15 year old, Lakendrick Tyrell Yarbrough, of Timpson. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Lakendrick Yarbrough’s survivors are his father, Kenneth Yarbrough, of Nacogdoches, his mother and stepfather, Vickie and Everick Brinson, of Timpson, four brothers, DeEverick Brinson, of Timpson, JaKeithin Yarbrough, of Longview, and Camron and DeAndre Yarbrough, both of Nacogdoches, and one sister, TaKina Yarbrough, of Timpson.


Mary Lucille Reed
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 62 year old, Mary Lucille Reed, of Center.


C. J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 62 year old, C. J. Johnson, of Center.


01/01/06

Gaye Leggett Neel
Gaye Leggett Neel, Age, 84, of College Station, formerly of Joaquin passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 in Bryan, Texas. Services will be 3 pm Monday, January 2, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Dr. Phillip Mclarty officiating. Visitation will be Sunday January 1, 2006 at 2 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 4, 1921, in Ashton, Texas to Stewart & Cannie Leggett. She is preceded in death by : Father, Stewart Leggett, Mother, Cannie Leggett, Brother, Ray Leggett, Brother, J.C. Leggett, Husband, Marion Everett Neel Sr. and Daughter, Dolorus Beddoe. She is survived by Sister: Joan (Leggett) Dickerson. Sons: Marion Everett Neel Jr. & Wife Sammie of College Station, William Stewart Neel & Wife Debbie of Austin. Son in law: Bob Beddoe of College Station. Grandchildren: Jennifer Neel, JoAnna Knickerbocker, Leslie Neel, and Joe Beddoe. Great Grandchildren: Marcus Knickerbocker & Mason Neel. Pallbearers: Dennis Leggett, Joe Leggett, Bob Dickerson, Bob Plummber, John Garmany & Waynn Bentley.

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12/01/05

Willis Henry Barton
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Willis Henry Barton, of Carthage. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Barton’s survivors are his wife, Delores Barton, of Pine Hill Community, six sons, Willis Barton, of Brazoria, Richard Barton, of Grandbury, Brian Barton, of Nederland, Anthony Barton, of Freeport, Kevin Barton, of Pine Hill Community, and Dennis Barton, of Woods Community, and three sisters, Juanita Cast, of Freeport, Frances Barr, of Gary, and Katy Elizabeth, of Carthage.


12/02/05

Earline Hanks
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 64 year old, Earline Hanks, of San Augustine. Services will be held at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church, in San Augustine, but the time and date are still pending. Among Ms. Hanks’ survivors are two sons, Duley Hanks, of Alaska, and Joe David Hanks, of San Augustine, one daughter, Kathy Kilcrease, of Lufkin, and two sisters, Glenda Hathaway, of Austin, and Bonnie Warr, of Pineland.


Glenda Tillman
Glenda "Kay" Tillman, 54, of Center passed away Thursday, December 1, 2005 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. Graveside services will be 2 pm Sunday December 4, 2005 at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, December 4, 2005 from 11 am until time of service. She was born July 24, 1951 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Richard & Irene Porter Tillman. She is survived by: Daughter & Son in law, Angela & John Raney of New Orleans, 2 Grandchildren: Andy Anderson of New Orleans and Torie Anderson of Burkeville. Sister & Brother in law: Donald & Donna Sanders of Lufkin. Great Nephew: Brandon Weeks of Center. - Mangum Funeral Home.


12/04/05

Eleanor E. Windham
Eleanor E. Windham, 81, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, December 3, 2005 at her residence in Shelbyville. Mrs. Windham was born April 24, 1924 in Galveston to Panlie George Lagoudis and Sadie Croth Calhoun Lagoudis. She worked as a bookkeeper for a bicycle parts distributor. Mrs. Windham was a member of the Glen Rose Baptist Church in Houston. She had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past twenty-four years. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel, Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Survivors include: Husband, Robert B. Windham of Shelbyville, Daughter, June Arlene Cox and husband Ronnie of Moses Lake, Washington. Son Harold Coats and wife Linda of Nacogdoches. Step Daughters, Mary Jo Windham of Iraq and Teresa Kay Guinn of Livingstone. 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Numerous other relatives. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/05/05

Miss Alicia Nichelle "Big Mama" Crawford
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 29 year old, Miss Alicia Nichelle “Big Mama” Crawford, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove cemetery. Among Miss Crawford’s survivors are one daughter, Sheatouris Crawford, three brothers, Chris Crawford, Arthis Nickerson, and Stacey Crawford, and one sister, Felicia Michelle Crawford, all of Center.


Barbara J. Pointer
Magnum Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Barbara J. Pointer, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Among Ms. Pointer’s survivors are two sons, Larry Pointer, of Belton, and Ronald Pointer, of Allen.


12/06/05

Mrs. Lucille Garrett
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 80 year old, Mrs. Lucille Garrett, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Blount Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Among Mrs. Garrett’s survivors are one daughter, Beverly Cartwright, of Center, two brothers, Oscar Casey, of Tenaha, and Preston Casey, of Bay City, and three sisters, Margaret Jackson, and Hazel Johnson, both of Bay City, and Nettie M. Gardner, of Center.


Clifton Alvin “Fatboy” Travis
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Clifton Alvin “Fatboy” Travis, of San Augustine. Graveside services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Pineland Cemetery. Among Mr. Travis’ survivors is his brother Paul Bragg, of Rye.


Martha Loretta Coffee Scott
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Martha Loretta Coffee Scott, of Broaddus. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Trinity Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Scott’s survivors are her husband, Homer Scott, of Broaddus, three sons, Danny Wade Scott, of Georgia, David Lee Scott, of Broaddus, and Barry Neal Scott, of Georgia, and three daughters, Dena Loretta Williford, of Tyler, Rebecca Lynn Walker, of Brookeland, and Linda Marie Parker, of Broaddus.


W.H."Dub" Emanis
Dickie Allen Funeral Home, in Cushing, announces services for 59 year old, W. H. “Dub” Emanis, of Cushing… but he was born in Center. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at New Faith Church, in Sacul. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at the funeral home in Cushing. Among Mr. Emanis’ survivors are his wife, Annie Fleming Emanis, of Cushing, two daughters, Lacey Dawson and Danelle Emanis, both of Cushing, one son, Dane Emanis, of Cushing, one brother, Charles Emanis, of Arkansas, and two sisters, Judy Ellis, of Houston, and Karol West, of Baytown.


12/07/05

Brenda Sue Fountain Williams
Rosewood Funeral Home, in Porter, announces services for 44 year old, Brenda Sue Fountain Williams, of New Caney. Services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at noon, at Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Rosewood Funeral Home. Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are her parents, Rayford and Frances Fountain, and her sister, Rose Marie Fountain.


12/08/05

Payton Elisabeth Bloom
Kingwood Funeral Home announces graveside services for Payton Elisabeth Bloom, infant daughter of Robert and Amanda Davis Bloom, of Kingwood. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Rosewood Park Cemetery, in Humble. Among Payton Elisabeth Bloom’s survivors are her parents, Robert and Amanda Davis Bloom, of Kingwood, maternal grandparents, Roy and Sandra Davis, of Center, paternal grandparents, Chuck and Jodi Bloom, of Plano, and Carla Bloom, of Conroe, and her aunts, Marlena (Mar-lay-na) Davis, of Center, and Lisa and Kelsey Bloom, of Conroe.


Jacklyn Denise Gipson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 39 year old, Miss Jacklyn Denise Gipson, of Teague. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Mariah Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery. Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Vernice Gipson, of Centerville, two sons, Artavis Williams and Cordero Bizor, of Teague, five sisters, Carrie Lathan, of Nacogdoches, Lelia Griffith, Dorothy Pettigrew, and Barbara Blackmon, all three of Tyler, and Cynthia Gipson, of Teague, and three brothers, Anthony and Tracy Chimney, both of Tyler, and Willie Gipson, of Dallas.


Mrs. Earsie King Gipson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 74 year old, Mrs. Earsie King Gipson, of Garrison.


12/09/05

Wendell Lamar Bailey
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 69 year old, Wendell Lamar Bailey, of Timpson. Full military services will be held on Tuesday, December 20th, at Baton Rouge National Cemetery, at two p.m. Among Mr. Bailey’s survivors are his wife, Claudia Bailey, of Timpson, one sons, Ted Mack, of Tenaha, and one sister and two brothers.


Rosalea Bonner Gray
Rosalea Bonner Gray 86, of Joaquin passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2005. She was born March 21, 1919 in Joaquin, Texas to Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner. Mrs. Gray was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and owned Gray's Jot'em Down Store for 25 years. Services for Mrs. Gray will be held at 2 pm Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rex Gray, Bro. Sam Glover & Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating. Interment to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center, Texas. Survivors Include: Husband, J. Auburn Gray of Joaquin, Son: Johnie Gray & wife Terry Jo of Joaquin, Grandson: Rex Gray & wife Peggy of Irving, Granddaughter: Shannon Rydell & husband David of Midland. 9 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Brothers: James F. Bonner of Shreveport, La. and Haward Bonner & wife Dorothy of Joaquin. Sisters: Mertiemae Westerfled & husband James of Joaquin. and Mildred Ramsey & husband Bill of Joaquin. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/12/05

Lucille Massey
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 100 year old, Lucille Massey, of Crockett, and formerly of Shelbyville. Graveside services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Monday) morning from nine until 10 o’clock. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Shelbyville Methodist Church. Among Ms. Massey’s survivors is her daughter, Laverne Tatum, of Crockett.


Rev. Michael J. Edge and wife Marilyn Edge
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Reverend Michael J. Edge, and his wife, 52 year old, Marilyn J. Edge, both of Pearland. The Edges passed away in an auto accident last week in Honduras. Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock First U-P-C Church, in Pearland. Burial will be Thursday at the Folsom Chapel Cemetery.


Bud Louis McAdams
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Bud Louis McAdams, of Center. Services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Paul Baptist Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. McAdams’ survivors is one daughter, Minnie Berry, of San Augustine


Terry Stephen Killen
Terry Stephen Killen, 49, of Center passed away Wednesday December 7, 2005 in Lexington Oklahoma. Mr. Killen was born February 18, 1956 in Center, Texas to James A. Killen and Lillie McCauley Killen. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday December 12, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Leonard King officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland in Shelbyville. Pallbearers will be Sonny Harkness, Irvin Jackson, Ricky Harkness, Toby Runnels, Tom White & Carl D. Smith. Survivors Include: Sons: Jamie Killen & wife Miranda of Center, Erik Killen of Center, Terry Killen Jr. of Mooringsport, La. and Robert Short of Mooringsport, La. Daughters: Brandy Killen of Center, and Gina Killen of Mooringsport. Grandchildren: Hunter Killen of Shelbyville, Brooklyn Killen of Shelbyville. Brother: David Killen & wife Ann of Arlington. Special Aunts: Ivaneal King & husband Leonard of Euless and Eilen Burk & husband Sonny of Dectuar. Uncles: Jesse Vail & wife Pat of Dallas, Gene Vail & wife Mary of Shelbyville and Harlon Vail & wife Janet of Dallas. Also many family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, James A. Killen and Lillie Killen. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/14/05

Britt Annie Freeman
Roseneath Funeral Home of Logansport announces services for 96 year old, Britt Annie Freeman, that’s “Mama Shug,” of Joaquin. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin. Among Ms. Freeman’s survivors are four sons, Billy Freemen, of Tenaha, Charles Freeman, of Frisco, Dale Freeman, of Rockport, and Dennis Freeman, of Logansport.


12/15/05

Kathryn Nickerson
Community Funeral Home of Center, announces services for 60 year old, Kathryn Nickerson, of Tenaha. Services will be Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, at the Center Triumph Church. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Ms. Nickerson’s survivors are two daughters, Rachelle Machelle Lee Nickerson, of Tenaha, and Jennifer Devon Hicks, of Carthage, two sons, Kethral Roberts, of Dallas, and Mac Author Roberts, of Tenaha, and four sisters, Karolyn Carraway, Lorine Hubbard, and Betty Rhodes, all three of Dallas, and Mae Lee Adams, of Tenaha.


12/16/05

Karen Dale Epps
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 59 year old, Karen Dale Epps, of Lafayette, Louisiana. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Hemphill City Cemetery. Among Ms. Epps’ survivors are her husband, Joe Epps, of Lafayette, and one daughter, Daffianne Gil, of Lafayette.


Julia Mae Rogers
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Julia Mae Rogers, of Center, and formerly of Joaquin. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, in Joaquin. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Among Ms. Rogers’ survivors are one daughter, Mildred Sanchez, of Overton, one son, Wayne Prather of California, and two stepdaughters, Clydie Lawson, of Joaquin, and Diane Smith, of Joaquin.


Miss Ebony Nelson
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 13 year old, Miss Ebony Nelson, of Frankston. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Zion Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Miss Nelson’s survivors are her parents, Henry Holman and Gloria Holman, both of Frankston, two sisters and three brothers.


Alice Winn
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 97 year old, Alice Winn, of Hemphill. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Thomas Johnson Church of Christ, in Hemphill. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery, in Hemphill. Among Mrs. Winn’s survivors is one son, Clarence Winn, of Bossier City.


Elijah Williams
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 58 year old, Elijah Williams, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Taylor Tabernacle. Interment will be in Buckley Cemetery. Visitation is today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Mary Lee Garrett Williams, of San Augustine, one son, Elijah Williams, of Shreveport, one step-son, Aldrick Garrett, of Killeen, two daughters, Stephanie Williams and Deborah Robertson, both of Shreveport, on brother, David Williams, of Houston, and three sisters, Earline Minor, of Tyler, Elanor Thompson, of Mansfield, and Wanda Thompson, of Georgia.


Joe Fleming
Levingston’s Funeral Home, in Groves, announces services for 70 year old, Joe Fleming, of groves, and formerly of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Levingston’s Funeral Home.


12/19/05

Gregory Neal Frame
Gregory Neal Frame, 49, of Center passed away Sunday, December 18, 2005 in Longview. Mr. Frame was born May 15, 1956 in Jacinto City to John Bill Frame and Johnnie Sue Bradshaw Frame. He was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors include: Wife: Gail Frame of Center. Mother: Johnnie Sue Frame of Shelbyville. Sister: Gayla Bright of Gravette, Ark. Brother: Gray Frame & wife Carol of Center. Stepdaughter: Christy Jackson & husband David of Shelbyville. Stepson: Kevin Keys & wife Christy of Center. Step Grandchildren: Dawson Jackson of Shelbyville and Krystal Keys of Center. Special Niece: Shannon of Gravette, Ark. Nieces and Nephews: Shawn , Shane & Brent of Gravette, Ark. and Carol, John and Matt of Center. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by father, John Bill Frame. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, December 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Georgia W. Luman
Services were held for 80 year old, Georgia W. Luman, of Timpson, yesterday (Sunday) afternoon at Timpson United Pentecostal Church. Among Ms. Luman’s survivors are her husband, Charlie Luman, of Timpson, and her sister Mary Susan Woods, of Cullen, Louisiana.


Wendell Lamar Bailey
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 69 year old, Wendell Lamar Bailey, of Timpson. Full military services will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Baton Rouge National Cemetery. Among Mr. Bailey’s survivors are his wife, Claudia Bailey, of Timpson, one son, Ted Mack, of Tenaha, and one sister and two brothers.


12/21/05

Mildred Van Gallera
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Mildred Van Gallera, of Tyler, and formerly of Garrison. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Garrison First Baptist Church or another worthy cause. Among Ms. Van Gallera’s survivors are one son, Robert Van Gallera, of Georgia, and one daughter, Lois Ulsh, of Arp.


Desmond Treymayne "Des" Hamilton
Garner and Son Mortuary and Eternal Rest Funeral Home, in Houston, announces services for 17 year old, Desmond Treymayne “Des” Hamilton, of Houston. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Pisgah Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. There will be a wake tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Crest Mont Church of Christ, in Houston. Among Mr. Hamilton’s survivors are his mother, Wanda Kaye Williams, of Houston, his father and step-mother, Maury and Vanessa Hamilton, of Michigan, one sister, Riquel Hamilton, of Michigan, and one brother, Miles Hamilton, of Michigan, and his grandparents, Billy and Jolena Williams, of Broaddus, and Rosa A. Hamilton, of Hemphill.


12/23/05

Mrs. Mack Garrison Moore
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Mack Garrison Moore, of Garrison. Mrs. Moore was the granddaughter of the founder of the City of Garrison, Captain Jim Garrison. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Garrison First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Garrison First United Methodist Church or the Garrison School Library, as a memorial to Miss Mack in memory of Dana Stoddard. Among Mrs. Moore’s survivors is one daughter, Rand James, of Dallas.


Christine Watts McClelland
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 77 year old, Christine Watts McClelland, of Todd Springs. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Rather Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from nine a.m. to six p.m. at Hicks Mortuary. Among Ms. McClelland’s survivors are one daughter, Linda Blount, of Shelbyville, one son, Aaron McClelland, one sister, Johnnie Fay Gibson, and one brother, Willie T. Watts, all of Houston.


12/27/05

Margie Faulk
Margie Faulk, 63, of Center passed away Monday, December 26, 2005. She was born April 28, 1942 in Newton County, Texas to Roland Wilburn and Veola Martin Wilburn. Mrs. Faulk was a member of the First Baptist Church and Men's Bible Class in Center. She was a retired LVN with over 42 years of service and a lifelong resident of Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Waston & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Men's Bible Class, Dustin Wilburn, Michael Stanaland, Kenneth Allen Wilburn. Survivors Include: Husband: Bruce "Lefty" Faulk of Center. Sons: Dennis Hutto & wife Teresa of Baytown, Chester Hutto of Center, Kevin Hutto of Center. Stepdaughter: Dana Faulk of Baton Rouge, La. 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Johnnie Snider of Center, Brothers Jesse Wilburn of Nacogdoches, Kenneth Wilburn of Houston. Also numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends. Preceded by Mother, Veola Wilburn Furlow, Father, Roland Wilburn, and step father Euell Furlow. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Howard Glenn Hudgins
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Howard Glenn Hudgins, of Timpson. Memorial services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon from one until two o’clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart and Lung Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761. Among Mr. Hudgins survivors are his wife, Barbara Hudgins, of Timpson, and three daughters, Nancy Hudgins, of Pettus, Martha Kleine, of San Antonio, and Carolyn Walker, of Pasadena.


Alvin Watts
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 73 year old, Alvin Watts, of Garrison.


Roger "Ted" Schillings
Roger "Ted" Schillings, 79, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania passed away December 24, 2005. He was the son of A.E. "Eck" and Mary Schillings. Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park for friends and family on Friday December 30, 2005 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Luke and Rachel Batten Foundation, PO Box 1526, Cypress, Texas 77410. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Friday, December 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Dale Robert Price
Delta Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Dale Robert Price, of Redwood City, California. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Price’s survivors are one son, Robert Dale Price, of Redwood City, California, one daughter, Karen Price-Dunn, of Oklahoma, five brothers, Elbert, Harold, Virgil, Eddie and Franklin Price, all of Arkansas, and one sister, Ruth Minor, of Arkansas.


Kathleen "Kathy" Diamond
Funeral Services for Kathleen "Kathy" Diamond, 61, of Center will be at 11 am today at Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Center. Visitation will be from 8 am to 10:30am today at Mangum Funeral Home, Center. Diamon died Dec. 24, 2005 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine, Born April 12, 1944 in Center she was the daughter of Odis and Betty Tidwell of Center. She was a homemaker. Her husband , Bro Lee Diamond, preceded her in death. Survivors include her parents, sons, Lee Randall Diamond of Lufkin, and David Diamond of Center, a daughter, Erika Diamond of Center, tow sisters, Suzanne Taylor of Dallas and Kelli Carlton of Center. a brother, Mark Tidwell of Center, two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, Mangum Funeral Home Center.


Tim McKnight
Tim McKnight age 57, of Joaquin passed away Friday, December 23 2005 in Joaquin. He was born, August 5, 1948 in Logansport, La. to Travis McKnight and Winifred McDaniel McKnight. He was a truck driver and worked in the oilfield for 30 years. He was a member of the Willow Grove Community Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Monday, December 26, 2005 at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Rev. Mike Rodgers officiating. Survivors include: Wife: Sue McKnight of Joaquin, Son: Jarrett McKnight & wife Nakia of Joaquin, Daughter: Kim Hutto and husband Ronnie of Center. 3 Grandchildren: T.J. McKnight, Jaycee Sueann McKnight and Wade Hutto. Special Cousin: Lonnie Blount and Brother in law: Dick Taylor.


12/28/05

Cyrina Underwood Wilson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Cyrina Underwood Wilson, of Buffalo and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Among Ms. Wilson’s survivors are two sisters, Gail Simons and Ollie Janway, both of Louisiana.


Alvin Watts
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Alvin Watts, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Sweet Union Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery, in Garrison. Among Mr. Watts’ survivors are two brother-in-laws, Lonnie Yarbrough, of Garrison, and Melvin Thomas, of Nacogdoches


12/29/05

Roger "Ted" Schillings
Roger "Ted" Schillings, 79, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania passed away December 24, 2005. He was born August 26, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas to A.E. "Eck" and Mary Hughes Schilling. Mr. Schillings was a 1943 graduate of Shelbyville High School. He served one year in the Merchant Marines and a year and a half in the Army. He received a B.S. Degree at Texas A&M University in 1950. He then received his Masters Degree in 1953. Mr. Schillings received his P.H.D. from Rutgers University in 1962. He was a biochemist for Wyeth Labs and spent 43 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park for friends and family on Friday December 30, 2005 at 2 pm with Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. Survivors include: Sister: Sybil Shillings Thomas of Center, 2 Nieces and 2 Nephews and Numerous Cousins. Preceded by Sisters, Opal Schillings Askew and Mae Schillings Bridges. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Luke and Rachel Batten Foundation, P.O. Box 1526, Cypress, Texas 77410. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Friday December 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Leora Watson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Leora Watson, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sowell Cemetery.

Among Ms. Watson’s survivors are two daughters, Joyce Mott and Ora Lee Chance, both of San Augustine.


12/30/05

Rachel Oswalt Wimberly
Psalm 116:15, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Rachel Oswalt Wimberly departed this life on December 30, 2005. Rachel was born on January 24, 1923 in Huxley, Texas, the oldest child of Wesley Samuel and Rena Rebecca Oswalt. She grew up and attended school in Huxley and Shelbyville, Texas. Rachel endeavored to live her life as a good example of the light she had been given in Christ. She loved her family and friends and was a good influence in many people’s lives.

Rachel was united in marriage with Alva George Wimberly in Orange, Texas on January 19, 1942. They made their home in Orange and Huxley Community before moving to Houston in 1952 and returning to Logansport, Louisiana in 1966. Her participation in the Golden Tones Singing Senior Group of First Baptist Church Logansport was always a delight to her. Alva George preceded Rachel in death on May 29, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents Wesley and Rena Oswalt; sister, Mittie Faith O’Rear and Brother, Harold E. Oswalt.

Rachel is survived by her two daughters, Becky and Jean: Georgia Rebecca Kelley and husband A.F. (Sandy) Kelley of Houston, Texas and their children: Kimberly Karyl Strong and her husband Alan Christopher Strong of Houston and their children, Alana Kelley and Trevor Alan; Wesley Michael Kelley and his wife Kimberly Ann Kelley of San Angelo and their daughters, Grace Ann and Vivian Lee. Carol Regena Outlaw of Sugar Land, Texas and her two daughters: Staci Rebecca Martinez and her husband Michael Martinez of Sugar Land, Texas and their daughters, Gabrielle Elizabeth and Ella Christine; Amanda Faith Baker and her husband Billie G. Baker, Jr. of Springs, Texas and their daughters, Kara Jordan and Taren Lee.

Rachel is also survived by her younger sister, Elora Mae (Loe) Gafford and her husband Bert Gafford of Center, Texas; and two sisters-in-law: Alma Wimberly of Shreveport, Louisiana and Judy Oswalt of Carthage, Texas and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rachel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Pallbearers will be Wes Kelley, Chris Strong, Michael Martinez, Billie Baker, Nathan Purvis, Truman Wimberly, Mack Warren and Jerry Harrell. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with David Permenter, Pastor of Grand Cane Baptist Church, Al Turner, Pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport, Charles Hall, Former Pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport and Ken Wimer, Pastor of Shreveport Grace Church officiating. Interment to follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas. The family wishes to thank the staff of Grace Home in Shreveport for their support to Rachel during her brief stay.


JoAnn Daniels
JoAnn Daniels, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2005. She was born December 17, 1931 in the Lone Cedar Community to John R. McDaniel and Grace Oleta Samford McDaniel. Ms. Daniels was a member of the Lone Cedar Baptist Church. She was a mother, grandmother, and very devoted to her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Jerry D. McDaniel, Todd McDaniel, John E. Willis, Brian McDaniel, Mike Goodsell, Cotton Whiddon, Abner Whiddon. Survivors Include: Daughter: Rexanne Weeks & husband Kenny of Joaquin Granddaughter: Ashley Dean & husband Jeff of Joaquin Lauren Weeks of Joaquin Great Grandson: Dylan Dean of Joaquin Brothers: Rex Eugene McDaniel & wife Jeanette of Kerrville Jerry E. McDaniel & wife Betty of Joaquin Special Aunt: Mary Boles of Center Special Friend: Louise Green of Houston Also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by: Parents, John R. & Grace Oleta McDaniel Husband, Robert P. “Bob” Daniels Brother, Dennis L. McDaniel Daughter, Karen D. Daniels.


Idabell Stotts Land
Wiley Wadell Funeral Home in Houston and Community Funeral Home of Center announce services for 60 year old, Idabell Stotts Land, formerly of New Harmony. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph Church, in Strong. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.


Sialas R. "Buck" Moore
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 76 year old, Silas R. “Buck” Moore, of Logansport. Services will be Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at First Baptist Church Haslam. Interment will follow in Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from one until eight p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are three sons, James R. Moore, of Joaquin, Paul R. Moore, of Logansport, and J. D. Moore, of Joaquin, two daughters, Kathy Bayles, of Georgia, and Sherron Anthony, of Dayton, and two brothers, Bobby and Alvin Moore.


Margie Ann Brown
Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 71 year old, Margie Ann Brown, of Center.

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November 1, 2005

Billy Jones
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Billy Jones, of Carthage. Services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha.
Among Mr. Jones’ survivors are his wife, Mary Jones, of Carthage, his children, Billy Jones, of Virginia, Charlene Rigdon, of Fairfield, Lori Hartley, of Carthage, Malisa Laffitte, of Mansfield, Tim Jones, of Beckville, Nathan Jones, of Virginia, and Kahlan Gilliam, of Howe, and one sister, Myrtlene Kirk, of Henderson.

Rachel Vaught Samford
Services for 88 year old, Rachel Vaught Samford, of Stockman, were held yesterday, but there was a mistake concerning where memorials should be sent. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Christian Life Center, of Mount Olive Baptist Church, care of Rusty Sanford, Timpson, Texas 75975.


November 2, 2005

Lori Nichols Russell Mudd
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Lori Nichols Russell Mudd, of Gonzales. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Chireno United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lower Chireno Cemetery. Among Ms. Mudd’s survivors are her daughter, Natalie Russell, of Houston, her son, Matthew Russell, of San Augustine, her parents, Joe and Laurine Nichols, of Chireno, and her brother, Mike Nichols, of Lockhart.

R.D. Woodard
Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces services for R. D. Woodard, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Sweet Union Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Among Mr. Woodard’s survivors are his wife, Nettie Mary Woodard, of Garrison, three sons, Troy Woodard, of Nacogdoches, Willie Woodard, of Garrison, and Jimmy Woodard, of Lufkin, four daughters, Mary Williams, of Nacogdoches, and Paulette Thomas, Annie Scourton, and Christine McDaniel, all of Garrison, one brother, Henry Woodard Junior, of Tatum, and one sister, Sadie Mae Woodard, of Tatum.

Fredrick Glenn Johnson Jr.
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 20 year old, Fredrick Glenn Johnson, Junior, of Fresno. Memorial services will be held in Missouri City at a later date. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are his parents, Fred and Ida Johnson, five brothers and sisters, Myron, Annika, Selwyn, Rafeal, and Ieshia Johnson, and his grandmother, Myra Ann Evans.


November 3, 2005

Oline Mahan Franks
Oline Mahan Franks, age 89, of Tyler, Texas "formerly of Clute & Baytown" passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2005 in Tyler, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 2 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Dan Kessner officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born January 22, 1916 in Shelby County to the late Thomas Jefferson & Sarah Ellen Childs Mahan. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Harold Garner Franks & Son, Kyle Wayne Franks. She is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-Law, Keitha & Ray Jackson of Arp. Son & Daughter-in-Law, Kerry & Patricia Franks of Vidor. 3 Sisters, Donnie Foster of Beaumont, Burey Bailey & Husband Buck of Madisonville, Barnie Edison & Husband Dorman of Nacogdoches. 2 Sister-in-Laws, Juanita Bush & Husband Ozroe of Center. Lavern Franks of Angleton. Brother-in-Law, Henry Franks of Jacinto City. Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews. Pallbearers: Larry Franks, Steve Edison, Paul Bailey, Paul Twowey, Tim Ehmke & Colin Franks. If desired memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice.


November 4, 2005

Gunnery Sergeant Travis Leon Harper
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Gunnery Sergeant Travis Leon Harper, of Concord. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery.
Among Mr. Harper’s survivors are three sons, Royce, Danny and Troy Harper, all of California, one daughter, Beverly Harper, of California, two brothers, William Harper, of Concord, and Ernest Harper, of Jacinto City, and three sisters, Lou Corbin, Lucille Faubus, and Lilly Bixby, all of Whitney.

Tony Lee Cook
Community Funeral of Center announces services for 36 year old, Tony Lee Cook, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.
Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are his mother, Betty Joe Cook, of Center, his daughter, Princess Keirsten Trena Bell, of Center, six sisters, Towanda Lathan, of Bossier City, Doyla Tarver, Leslie Polk, and Kay Horton, all of Center, Katina Brock, of Tenaha, and Jametrice Swindle, of Shelbyville, and two brothers, Aubrey Cook, of Center, and James Cook, of Virginia Beach.


November 7, 2005

Roy Gerald English
Roy Gerald English, 68, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2005. He was born January 1, 1939 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Coy English & Bennie Lewis English. Mr. English belonged to the Cutting Horse Association in Houston for many years. He attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Jack Forbis and Rev. Doyle English officiating. Interment to follow at Pollard Cemetery in the Lula Community of DeSoto Parish. Pallbearers will be Arvel Huneycutt, C.P. English, Scott English, Wayne Elliott, Scotty Liles & Alan Murphy. Honorary Pallbearer will be Austin Smith. Mr. English is survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Preceded in death by parents, Coy & Bennie Lewis English. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday November 7, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Oma Naomi Dwire
Funeral services for 94 year old, Oma Naomi Dwire, were held yesterday, at Corinth Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Dwire’s survivors is her son, John Dwire, of San Augustine

Carolyn R. Thomas
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Carolyn R. Thomas, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Thomas cemetery. Among Ms. Thomas’ survivors are her husband, Merle Thomas, of San Augustine, one daughter, Kary Lynn Kram, of Sugarland, one son, Wesley Thomas, of Red Oak, and one brother, Gene Falls, of Missouri.

Daniel "D.E." McDaniel
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Daniel “D. E.” McDaniel, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. McDaniel’s survivors are one daughter, Tina Rodriguez, of San Augustine, two sons, Carl McDaniel, of Wills Point, and Michael McDaniel, of Terrell, and his mother, Thelma McDaniel, of San Augustine.


November 8, 2005

Ronald "Ron" Keys
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Ronald “Ron” Ray Keys, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military graveside services will follow at Truitt Cemetery, in Joaquin. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from four until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.
Among Mr. Keys survivors are his daughter, Christy Jackson, of Shelbyville, one son, Kevin Keys, of Center, and five brothers and sisters, Darl Keys, of Fort Worth, Mary Jones, of Henderson, Sharon Fennel, of Colorado, Tommy Keys, and Judy Sutton.


November 9, 2005

Rose Marie Mixon
Mangum Funeral Home and Bill Clair Family Mortuary in Houston, announce services for 81 year old, Rose Marie Mixon, of Houston. Local graveside services are scheduled for this (Wednesday) morning at 10:30, at Strong Cemetery.
Among Ms. Mixon’s survivors are five sons, Raymond Mixon, of Center, Patrick Mixon, of Huntsville, Michael Mixon, of Minnesota, Gerald Mixon, of Stafford, and William Mixon, of Oklahoma, two daughters, Elizabeth Kelly, of Missouri City, and Jeanette Smith, of Center, and one sister, Minerva Lawrence, of Conroe.

Gilbert Randle
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Gilbert Randle, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery.
Among Mr. Randle’s survivors are his wife, Hazel Randle, of san Augustine, two sons, Tommy and Michael Lacy, both of San Augustine, his mother and step-father, Diley and James Borders, of San Augustine, two brothers, Reverend Jessie Borders of San Augustine, and Edward ray Borders, of Houston, and four sisters, Gracie Edwards, of San Augustine, and Pearline Tate, Betty Holman, and Jay Jean Borders, all of Houston.


November 10, 2005

Billy Joe Jackson
Billy Joe Jackson, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2005. He was born March 9, 1935 in Shelby County to William Henry Jackson and Viola Deason Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a barber in Center for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of the Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, November 12, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Henry officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Wade Anderson, Charlie Jones, Tommy McMahon, Wilbur Lout, Randolph Lout, John Holt, Wayne Samford and Tom Swearingen. Survivors include: Wife, Imojean Jackson of Center. Son, Joe Jackson of Center, Daughter, Tina Clifton & husband Terry of Nacogdoches. Brothers, Douglas Jackson & wife Marceil of Center. Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinty. Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville, and Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville. Brother in law, Aubrey Wilson of Center. Preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday, November 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 69 year old, Mrs. Classie M. King, of East Hamilton.
Arrangements for pending services will be announced at a later date.


November 11, 2005

Laura (Lois) Hughes
Laura (Lois) Hughes, Age 79, of Center passed away November 10, 2005 at her residence in Center. Mrs. Hughes was born December 5, 1925 in Magnolia, Texas to Arnett Carroll and Osie Neidigk. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Center, Mrs. Hughes was also a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she was the Curator at the Shelby County Historical Courthouse in Center, Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Marion Huckaby and Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Center. Survivors include: Son, Kelly Robbins and wife Jane of Center, Daughter, Kim Graves and husband Tony of Angleton and Brother, F.W. Carroll and wife Jean of Conroe. Grandchildren: Laura Lacy Powell and husband James, John Logan Graves, Mandy Tyre and husband Chuck, Beth Glenn and husband Josh, Misty Kay and husband Mark, Lucas Robbins and wife Wendy, Great Grandchildren, Payten Powell, Deanne Hughes, Ryleigh Hughes, Alexander Glenn, Gaitlyn Glenn, Allison Robbins, Dylan Robbins, Jennifer Tyre, Jessica Tyre, Colton Tyre, and Josh & Kristy Horton. Great Great Grandchild, Taylor Horton. Numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene Robbins and Dr. Dillon Hughes, and her brother, Harrell Carroll. Active Pallbearers, Jerry Mahan, David Richardsson, Larry Myers, David Clark, Lewis Jones, Phil Bullock, and Mark Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers, Tommy Dale Amburn, James Powell, Lucas Robbins, Josh Glenn, Mark Kay, Chuck Tyre, and John Logan Graves.

Stanley Joe Crump
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Stanley Joe Crump, of Nacogdoches, and formerly of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, in Timpson Among Mr. Crump’s survivors are his wife, Renae Holcombe Crump, of Nacogdoches, five daughters, Karen Morgan, of Lake Jackson, Beverly Murphy, Mary Hart, and Peggy Sterkel, all three of Deer Park, and Catherine Crump, of Nacogdoches, and two brothers, Curtis Paul Crump, of Pasadena, and Jimmy Frank Crump, of Deer Park.

Dorothy Roundtree
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Dorothy Roundtree, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Augustine Catholic Church. Interment will be in Saint Augustine Cemetery. A rosary will be held this (Friday) evening at 6:30 at Wyman Roberts Chapel.

Mrs. Classie M. King
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 69 year old, Mrs. Classie M. King, of East Hamilton. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) at noon, at the Triumph Church.


November 13, 2005

Troy Lee Perry
Troy Lee Perry, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 12, in Center. He was born August 12, 1928 in Percilla, Texas to E.E. and Ima Grace Foster Perry. He was a retired auto mechanic and a longtime salvage yard owner. Mr. Perry was also reserve deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and the Sharon Temple Shrine. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII and a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Survivors include: Wife, Jane Perry of Center. Son, Wayne Perry and wife Barbara of Center. Daughters, Sue Dumatrait and husband Billy of Lake Charles and Janis Askew and husband Leon of Longview. Brothers, Charles Perry of Palestine, Blue Perry of Corsicana, James "Pop" Perry and wife Flo of Lenoa and Jimmy Ray Perry and wife Linda of Ackerly. Sisters, Flouise Roberts and husband Wilburn of Poyner, Ann Perry of Palestine and Dorothy Henderson and husband A.D. of Palestine. 6 Grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Brothers, Thomas Perry, Fred "Dick" Perry and J.L. Perry. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, November 14, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Novemeber 14, 2005

Doctor T. G. Carroll
Dr. T.G. Carroll, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2005 in Center. He was born September 28, 1920 in Shelbyville, Texas to Robert Henderson Carroll and Maggie Morrison Carroll. Mr. Carroll served in the US Army Air Corp. in WWII. Mr Carroll was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club, the Sons of Republic of Texas, the Texas Veterinarian Medical Association and the American Veterinarian Medical Association. He owned Carroll Animal Hospital from 1952 to 1986. He was a retired veterinarian. Mr. Carroll was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.
Survivors include: Wife: Mary Kathryn Carroll of Center, Sons: Bill Carroll and wife Patti of Jacksonville and Bob Carroll and wife Dianna of Conroe. Daughter: Courtney Davis and husband Keith of San Augustine. 4 Grandchildren: Bob Brown, Wendee Brown & husband Steve Sellers, Jonathan Carroll and Kate Davis. Sister: Doris Miller of Natchitoches, La., Sister-in-law: Jo Carroll of Natchitoches, La., Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by 1 sister Marcelle Bartle and 3 brothers Kenneth Carroll, Ed Carroll & Finley Carroll. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Maxine Permenter Scarbrough
Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Maxine Permenter Scarbrough, a native of Shelby County. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Cason-Monk Metcalf Sunset Chapel, on Nacogdoches. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Among Ms Scarbrough’s survivors are a brother, W. S. Permenter, of Lindale, two daughters, Patsy Ann McDowell and Janet Scarbrough, and one son, Leonell “Sonny” Scarbrough, Junior, all of Nacogdoches.

Mozelle Miears
Mozelle Miears, age 88, of Center, Texas passed away Monday, November 14, 2005 at Holiday Nursing Home. Graveside Services will be held, Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11 am at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bill Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born January 12, 1917 in Shelby County to Eugene & Emma Dallas Stanley Patterson. She was a Hairdresser for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene & Emma Patterson, husband, H.L. Miears, infant daughter, Barbara Kay Johnson, brother, Kenneth Patterson, sister, Doris Linscomb. She is survived by: Children, Howard Johnson of Center, Quincy Borders & husband Murray of Center, Haskell Miears & wife Shirley of Tuscola and Horace Miears & wife Bobbie of White Oak. Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren Niece, & 2 Nephews & Cousins. Brother Keith Patterson of Nederland. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.

Doug Amburn
Doug Amburn, age 62, of Center passed away Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. Services will be 10 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with burial to follow at Neuville Cemetery in Center, Texas with Bro. Marion Huckaby & Bro. Don Noble officating. Visitation is Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born June 25, 1943 in Sabine County to parents, Rube Amburn & Lena Crawford Amburn. He was preceded in Death by his parents: Rube & Lena Amburn. Son, mark Amburn, 4 Brothers, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn and David Amburn. He is survived by; Wife of 40 years, Jeanie Amburn of Center, Son, Micheal Amburn of Center. 3 Grandchildren, Dillon Rash, Taylor Amburn and Camden Amburn. Brothers & Sisters, Tommy Amburn & wife Shirley of Center, Billy Amburn & wife Barbara of Center, Gertie Leach of Center, Pat Hardy & husband Ray of San Augustine, Dixie Cucco of San Augustine, Maxie Chumley & husband Keith of San Augustine and Jane Robbins & husband Kelly of Center. Pallbearers: Charles Conway, Ronnie Perry, Lonnie Teaxler, Tom Helms, Mark Kenderdine, Randy Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers: Charlie Smith, John Paul Sanford, Ronnie Hagler, Marshall Windham, Billy Isbell & Chris Jernigan.

Reba Holman
Percy Garners and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 86 year old, Reba Holman, of San Augustine. Arrangements for pending services will be announced later.


November 15, 2005

Susan Francis Cornett
Susan Francis Cornett, 81, of Center passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2005. She was born January 26, 1924 in New York, New York to Phillip Freeman & Susan Collins Freeman. Mrs. Cornett was the owner and operator of Dairy Circle Inn. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Per the family's request Mrs. Cornett was cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors Include: Husband, William T. Cornett of Center, Sons, Thomas N. Cornett of Port Neches, James M. Cornett & wife Karen of Chireno, John K. Cornett & wife Denise of Norfolk, Va. Daughters: Susan Collin of Center, Mary Crow & husband Stephen of Fort Campbell, Ky. Sheila Shepard & husband Henry of Nacogdoches, Kathy Metcalf & husband Donnie of Center, Judy Moore & husband Jeff of Timpson and Jeanne Adams & husband Randy of Center. 15 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, Numerous other relatives and A Host of Friends, Preceded in death by parents, Phillip Freeman & Susan Collins Freeman, Son, Will (Bill) Cornett and Daughter, Elizabeth Chamberlain.

Claude M. Hale
Claude M. Hale, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away November 14, 2005 in San Augustine. Mr. Hale was born July 25, 1913 in Searcy County, Arkansas to Charlie H. Hale & Janie Winds Hale. He served in US Army in WWII. He was a member of the Plum Grove Assembly of God Church in Cleveland. Mr. Hale worked as a railroad switchman. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock, Bro Richard Lum & Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunningan Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Pallbearers: Corey Holloway, John Trump, Christopher Oxner, Michael Powell, Richard Oxner & Terry Powell. Survivors include, Wife of 69 years, Letha Mae Hale of Shelbyville, Daughters, Betty Risinger & husband Robert of Shelbyville, Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora, Donna Hale of Cleveland. Sons, James Richard Hale & wife Barbara of Shelbyville and Bobby Hale of Splendora. 16 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, James Royce Risinger. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

George W. Renfrow
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, George W. Renfrow, of Broaddus. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9:30, at First Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at three p.m. at Southpark Cemetery, in Pearland.
The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church of Broaddus, starting this (Tuesday) afternoon and continuing until service time tomorrow.
Among Mr. Renfrow’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Roberts Renfrow, of Broaddus, one daughter, Betty Pittman, of Beaumont, and one son, Gilbert Renfrow, of Alvin.

Reba Holman
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 86 year old, Reba Holman, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Dena Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Holman’s survivors is one daughter, Marsha Ruth Holman, of San Augustine.


November 16, 2005

Olga Jeannette Diddens-Drake
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Olga Jeannette Diddens-Drake, of Timpson. Services will be Friday afternoon at two o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Among Mrs. Drake’s survivors are three sons, Clyde Earl Dodgen, of California, Kerry Drake, of Timpson, and Anny William Drake, of Houston, one daughter, Vlon Kooi, of Hunstville, and her sister, Elfrieda Thompson, of Colorado.

George W. Renfrow
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, George W. Renfrow, of Broaddus. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 9:30, at First Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) at three p.m. at Southpark Cemetery, in Pearland. The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church of Broaddus until service time today. Among Mr. Renfrow’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Roberts Renfrow, of Broaddus, one daughter, Betty Pittman, of Beaumont, and one son, Gilbert Renfrow, of Alvin.


November 17, 2005

Evelyn Pollard
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Evelyn Pollard, of the Tennessee Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from four until nine o’clock.
Among Ms. Pollard’s survivors are three children, Don Pollard, of Wimberley, Carole Sears, of Tennessee Community, and Diane Brault, of Round Rock, and one sister, Margie Deming, of Houston.


November 22, 2005

J.B. Shofner
Funeral for J.B. Shofner, 69, of Center will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Mike Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery, Shelby County. Shofner died Nov. 21, 2005, in Center. Born July 28, 1936, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Oscar and Ella Ervin Shofner. He was a construction welder and a Baptist. He was married to Dorothy Hughes Shofner of Center, and she survives him. Other survivors include a daughter, Sherri Molitor of Houston; a son, Hunter Shofner of Center, a sister, Mardell Worthey of Houston; and two grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center

Mary Allene Cooper
Funeral for Mary Allene Cooper, 85, of Center will be at 2 p.m. today at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Center, with the Rev. W.T. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Campti Cemetery, Center. Cooper died Nov. 20, 2005, in Center. Born June 15, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Noah and Kathryn Ballard Truitt. She was affiliated with Lone Cedar Baptist Church and Campti Methodist Church. She was married to Leon Cooper, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Worthen of Tyler; sons, Nolan Cooper and Jackie Cooper, both of Joaquin; a sister, Beulah Gregston of Center; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Dollie Mae Luman
Dollie Luman, age 97, of Evadale passed away Sunday, November 29, 2005 at her residence in Evadale. Services will be 2 pm Friday, November 25, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with burial to follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Weldon Blackmon & Bro Cory Buckley officiating. Visitation is Wednesday November 23, 2005 from 4 pm til 9 pm & Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 12, 1907 in Shelby County to the late Elisha & Ruthie Jane Cummings Henry. She was a member of the Patroon Baptist Church for over 75 years. She was preceded in death by Husband: Lum Luman, Son: Maurice Luman, Daughter Martha Jane McCary, Granddaughter: Linda Faye Malloy. She is survived by: Son: Fred Luman & Special Friend Ann Brown of Evadale. Daughters: Madge Metcalf of Houston & Bernice Ford of Houston. Grandchildren: Brenda Buckley & Chris of Buna, Kenneth Luman of Evadale, Tommy Luman & Ginger of Silsbee, Freda Gandy , Rose Schaffer, Liz Ballard, Nathan Renfro & Wife Trish, Kathy Metcalf all of Houston, Marice Metcalf & wife Ruby of Huxley

June Siegler
Watson and Sons announces services for 89 year old, June Siegler, of San Diego California. Services will be Friday morning at 10 o’clock, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday evening from six until eight o’clock at Watson and Sons. Among Mrs. Siegler’s survivors is her brother, Earl Wagstaff, of Shelbyville.

Sterlin James Gray
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 49 year old, Sterlin James Gray, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery. Among Mr. Gray’s survivors are his father, James L. Gray, of Timpson, seven brothers, Alvin, Arthur and Jennings Earl, all three of Houston, John Earl, of Center, Artis Earl, of Fort Worth, Royce Earl, of New Mexico, and Ernest Mims, of Dallas, and two sisters, Alma Nary, of Midland, and Delores Earl, of Houston. .

Kerry Drake
Garrison Funeral Home announces pending services for 48 year old, Kerry Drake, of Timpson.

Addie B. Bell
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 82 year old, Ms. Addie B. Bell, of Hemphill. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) from noon until six o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel.
Among Ms. Bell’s survivors are a nephew, whom she reared as a son, Armour Parks Junior, of Hemphill.

Lillie Jeanette Harris
Lillie Jeanette Harris, 68, of Center passed away Saturday, November 19, 2005 in a local nursing home. She was born September 4, 1937 in Cushing, Texas to Watson Hartless and Maggie Baker Hartless. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker, mother & grandmother. She attended First Baptist Church in Tenaha. At her request Mrs. Harris was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be may to LifeCare Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 311, Nacogdoches, Texas 759361. Survivors Include: Sons: Craig Haltom and wife Cindy of Tenaha, Douglas Haltom and wife Patsy of Tenaha, David Haltom and wife Suzanne of Katy, and Gary Ochlers and wife Brenda of Katy. Grandchildren: Mark Haltom, Joseph Haltom, Michelle Haltom, Jackson Haltom, David Haltom, Jr. and Jacob Haltom. Sisters: Paula Glover of Lufkin, Tommie Ann Todd of Baytown, Maudine Ochler of Cypress and Billie G. Crisp of Aguadulee. Brother: Allen Hartless of Rockport. Preceded in death by her husband Carl Harris. - Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Robert Blain Crump
Robert Blain Crump, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 18, 2005 at his home in Joaquin. He was born September 3, 1926 in Joaquin, Texas to Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump. Mr. Crump retired from the United States Air Force. He later worked as a dental lab technician . Mr. Crump was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. At his request, Mr. Crump's body was donated to the LSU medical center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Memorial services to be announced at a later date. Survivors Include: Wife: Corinne Crump of Livingston. Daughter: Angela Hancock and husband Rob of Houston. Son: John D. Crump and wife Sherrie of Oklahoma. Grandchildren: Kelly Hancock, Shea Hancock, Ryan Crump and Austin Crump. Brother Robert Crump and wife Pat of Joaquin. Preceded in death by Parents: Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump. Sisters: Ruth Wilkins, Melba Plagens, Betty Rippy and Linda Crump. Brother Roy Crump - Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


November 23, 2005

Girtruce Blount
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Girtruce Blount, of Joaquin. Services will be Friday morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum’s.
Among Ms. Blount’s survivors are four daughters, Mickie Shull, of Center, Ann Touchstone, of Shreveport, Sandra Stevens, of Logansport, and Jean Bates, of Joaquin, and one son, Aaron Blount, Junior, of Joaquin.

Cornelia Lawson, of Aiken
Cornelia Joyce Hopkins Lawson passed away at her home in the Aiken Community on November 22, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She was born 81 years ago in Shelby County to Euel Loel Hopkins and Viola Cornelia Burn Hopkins. She lived in the Aiken Community all her life.
Mrs. Lawson was one of a long line of family educators including her uncle, aunt, mother, both sisters, two of her nieces and two of her nieces. She attended Excelsior Elementary School and graduated from Center High School in 1942. After attending Stephen F. Austin Teachers College in 1943, Mrs. Lawson taught at Camp Worth in San Augustine County from 1944 to 1946. In the school year of 1946-1947, she taught at Pine Hill School. This was the last year that "One Teacher- All Grades" schools were commonly in existence. In 1947-1948 she taught in the Fellowship School which is now in the Joaquin School District. In 1948, Mrs. Lawson began teaching elementary school at Excelsior.
Mrs. Lawson returned to SFA in 1950 where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Business Administration. In 1952, she earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She continued teaching at Excelsior until she was appointed Superintendent in September 1977 reportedly the only female school superintendent in Texas at the time. She continued in the position until her retirement in 1985. After retiring, she returned to serve as part time counselor at Excelsior until her final retirement in June, 1992. At her death, she continued to serve the Excelsior School as a member of the School Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Newborn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Association, and Secretary of the Sardis Cemetery Fund. She was a lifetime member of the Mr. Herman Church of Christ, first attending with her grandparents, Jim and Ella Hopkins.
Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Thomas Lawson, father Euel Loel Hopkins, mother, Viola Cornelia Burns Hopkins, sister, Wenoa Burns, and nephew Richard Loel Burns.
Mrs. Lawson is survived by her sister and brother in law, Charlsie and James Wheeler, niece Jamie and husband Don Parmer, nephew Charles and wife Darlie Wheeler, niece Laura and husband Tommy Harris, niece Susan and husband Don Bush and her aunt, Vivian Jerigan. Also surviving her are 10 great nieces and nephews and 16 great great nieces and nephews. Since she had none of her own. Mrs. Lawson loved her nieces and nephews as her children and grandchildren. She was dearly loved by all.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Hospice for all their care and concern.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dean Bullock officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Adams, Bo Barbee, Gilbert Rains, Rex Rains, Benny Russell, and Jimmy Scates. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will begin at 2 pm Friday, November 25, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make donations to the Cornelia Lawson Scholarship Fund at Excelsior School, 11270 Hwy 7 West, Center, Texas 75935

Robert Anthony
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood, of Moscow, Texas. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from six until eight o’clock.
Among Mr. Wood’s survivors are his son, Mark Anthony Wood, of Spicewood, and his sister R. Jane Hairston, of Tim


November 25, 2005

Betty June Collins
Betty June Collins, age 66, of Shelbyville was born February 24, 1939 in Shelby County, Texas to Hugh J. Adams and Olga Livingston Adams. Mrs. Collins passed away November 23, 2005 at Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles La. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Services for Mrs. Collins will be held at 3 pm Saturday November 26, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Scott and Rev. Mike Belgard officiating interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Survivors include: Husband Bobby Collins of Shelbyville. Son Michael Collins and wife Peggy of Shelbyville. Daughters: Angela Cox and husband Jeff of Center. Lisa Corbell and Kirk of Carthage. Mother Olga Adams of Center. Brother: Jimmy Adams and wife Jean of Center 7 Grandchildren: Tory Rogers and husband Charles, Jessica Cox, Courtney Corbell, Leslie Corbell, Luke Winfield, Chris Winfield. Preceded in death by Father Hugh Adams. One brother, Joe Adams.


November 27, 2005

Dale Cooper
Dale Cooper age 80, of Port Neches passed away Saturday, November 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1925 in Shelby County and had been a Mid County resident since 1944. He retired as a supervisor for Texaco after some 36 years of service. He served many years as a machinist when Texaco was know as Neches Butane. Mr. Cooper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Neches and was also a member of the Shelby County Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernice Cooper of Port Neches, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 pm Monday, November 28, 2005 at Broussard's Mortuary 505 12th Street in Nederland. Graveside services will be at 1 pm Tuesday November 29, 2005 at Sardis Cemetery in Center, Texas with Reverend Sam Wheeler officiating. For those desiring memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Beaumont Chapter 3195 Calder, Suite 200 Beaumont, Texas 77702-1400.


November 29, 2005

Donna Marie Jaye-Henning
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Donna Marie Jaye-Henning, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Henning’s survivors are her husband, James Henning, of Timpson, two daughters, April Kristine Ramsey, of Timpson, and Krystal Marie Henning, of Timpson, her mother, Mafelda Jaye, of Alabama, one brother, Wendell Jaye, of Florida, and one sister, Vicki Dodd, of Houston.

Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood, of Moscow, Texas. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Wood’s survivors are his son, Mark Anthony Wood, of Spicewood, and his sister R. Jane Hairston, of Timpson.

Ostell "Tobe" Moore
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Mr. Ostell “Tobe” Moore, of Center. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are his wife, Mattie Moore, of Center, two sons, Lloyd Steven Moore, of Center, and James Moore, of San Augustine, and three sisters, Lorine Garrett, of Timpson, Annie Mae Pitts, of Center, and Jane Arnold, of Shelbyville.

Little Miss Naomi Brown
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for five year old, Little Miss Naomi Brown, of San Augustine. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at China Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the service. Among Little Miss Naomi Brown’s survivors are her parents, Reverend Corey and Deganda Brown, of San Augustine, two brothers, MarChristopher Barnes and Darius Peoples, both of San Augustine, four sisters, Chacara Barnes and Elizabeth brown, both of san Augustine, and Charmenia Price and Marche’ Bailey, both of Mansfield, Louisiana, and her grandparents, Doris Malone, of San Augustine, and Roy Watts, of Dallas.

Lonnie Ray Stewart
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 45 year old, Lonnie Ray Stewart, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. Stewart’s survivors are his mother, Jessie Garrett, of center, two sons, Chadrick Jones and Little Michael Polley, and three daughters, Earlette, O’neita, and Tamie Jones, all of Center, two brothers, Joe Garrett, of Center, and Choice Garrett, of Washington, and one sister, Jerlene Johnson, of Center.

Edna Lane
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 91 year old, Edna Lane, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Ball Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lanetown Cemetery. A wake will be held on Friday from seven until nine p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Lane’s survivors are two sons, Travis and Lonnie Lane, both of San Augustine, two daughters, Lera Price, of Austin, and Elma Dupree, of Houston, and one brother, Lorenzo Singleton, of New Mexico.


November 30, 2005

Bart T. Stanley
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, in Dayton, announces services for 54 year old, Bart T. Stanley, of Dayton. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Thomas Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Mr. Stanley’s survivors are his father, Henry Stanley, of Northshore, three sons, Adam and Cody Stanley, both of Dayton, and Chance Stanley, of Germany, one brother, James Stanley, of Dayton, and two sisters, Kay McGinty, of Dayton, and Patricia Stanley, of Palestine.

Syble Whiddon
Funeral for Syble Whiddon, 91, of Gary, were yesterday at Hawthorn Funeral Chapel with Dr. P.A. DuBose, the Rev. Dale Walker and the Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will follow Sholar Cemetery. Whiddon died Nov. 26, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Born March 5, 1914, in the Logan Community of Panola County, she was the daughter of John Quincy and Monte Lou "Sayno" Lawrence Adams. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Gray. She married Ellie Monroe Whiddon March 10, 1929, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, D.R. "Mann" Whiddon of Old Center; daughters, Helen Ruth Craft of Gary, Doris Swanzy of Garrison, Linda Vickery of Tenaha and Brenda Sears of Mt. Enterprise; sister, Gertude Thomas of Logansport; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.

Della Mae Mowdy
Della Mae Mowdy, 85, of Tyler, Passed away Sunday, November 27, 2005 in Tyler. She was born Feburary 12, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to James & Nina Bridges. She was a homemaker and also worked for Trinity Universal Insurance Company in Dallas for 20 years as an underwriter. Ms. Dowdy was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Martinsville Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Michael Hersley Mark Hersley, Brandon Hersley, Bob Place & Chad Brown. Survivors include: Daughters, Virginia Hawkins & husband Russell of Nacogdoches. Brenda Hersley & husband James of Tyler. Grandchildren,, Steve Crawford of Timpson, Michael Hersley of Tyler, Mark Hersley of Tyler and Brandon Hersley of Tyler. Great-grandchildren, Brandi Crawford, Lisa Crawford and Joel Crawford. Sister, Bertie Wood of Denver, Colorado. Preceded in death by her husband, M.W."Jack" Mowdy. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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October 4, 2005

Price Lewis Johnson
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Price Lewis Johnson, Senior, of Nacogdoches County. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at New Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors is his son, Price Lewis Johnson, Jr., of Southlake.

Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 73 year old, Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday, October 15th, at five o’clock in the evening at Epiphany Catholic Mission. Among Mrs. Williams’ survivors are her husband, Joe T. Williams, of Timpson, her son, Joe T. Williams, Jr., of Houston, three daughters, Annette Parker, of Pasadena, Jolene Williams, of Houston, and Arianna Williams, of Timpson, and two sisters, Shelba Wallace, of Timpson, and Dorothy Spivey, of Cushing.

Louise Morrison
Louise Morrison, 91, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2005. She was born June 25, 1914 in Big Sandy, Texas to John Frank Snow & Mary Murphy Snow. Ms. Morrison was a member of Stallings Drive Church of Christ in Nacogdoches. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Southpark Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico with Rev. Greg Browning officiating. Survivors Include: Daughters: Sue Tomlinson & husband James of Center, Cynthia Barlow of Las Vegas, Nevada Evelyn Abers & husband Don of Tucson, Arizona. 15 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Sister: Jane Shirkey of Houston. Brothers: Charles Snow & wife Margaret of Canyon Lake, Morris Snow & wife Audrey of West Minister, California. Preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Morrison Son, Billy Wayne Morrison Grandson, James Tomlinson Great Grandson, Jacob Ruggles


October 4, 2005

Betty Ann Matlock Sallee
Betty Ann Matlock Sallee, passed away at her home in Mt. Enterprise, after a short battle with cancer, October 3, 2005. She was born November 10, 1935 to Ralph Matlock and Mattie Nettles Matlock. Services will be, Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Laird Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas. Burial will follow the service at Old Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County.
Survivors Include:
Daughter, Karen Jackson and husband Mack of Buffalo, Texas.
Sons, Albert Sallee, Dalton Sallee and wife Paulette and Bobby Sallee and wife Tammy, all of Mt. Enterprise.
Grandchildren, Courtney Jackson, John and Jared Sallee and Stephen, Trevor and Channing Sallee all of Mt. Enterprise.
Mother, Mattie Matlock, of Mt Enterprise.
Sister, Rita Hughes and husband Richard of Center.
Brothers, Harrison Matlock, Terry Matlock, Troy Matlock, Gary Matlock and Jerry Matlock and wife Charlcye. All of Mt. Enterprise.
Sister-in-Law, Mary Anne Matlock of Mt. Enterprise. And a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Mrs. Sallee was preceded in death by husband, Albert "Sonny" Sallee; father Ralph Matlock; and brothers Billy Matlock and Thomas Matlock.

Maxie Campbell
Funeral Services for 65 year old, Maxie Campbell will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock, in Denton. Among Mr. Campbell’s survivors are his wife, Jo Campbell, two sons, Tim and Tony, two daughters, DeeDee and Shay, five brothers, John, Coy, Glenn, Jerry, and Ken Campbell, and three sisters, Eula Worsham, Billye Cather, and Sue Davis.


October 6, 2005

John T. Morris
John T. Morris, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2005. He was born January 3, 1916 in San Augustine County, Texas to John V. Morris and Ava Teel Morris. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jim Moss & Rev. Barbara Gilbert officiating. Interment to follow at McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County. Pallbearers will be Oran Davis, George Russell, Terry Jessup, Ben Morris, Austin Davis, Phillip Hassell, David Worley and Charles Kilcrease. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Townsend and BillyPonder. Survivors include: Wife: Lucine Morris of Center Son: Charles Glenn Morris & wife Beverly of Houma, Louisiana Bob Benefield & wife Lilla of Logansport, Louisiana Fred Benefield of Longview Daughter: Rev. Barbara Gilbert of Texarkana, Arkansas Grandchildren: Shannon Davis, David Worley, Rosalyn Hassell, Robby Morris & Tim Morris 6 Great Grandchildren Preceded in death by: First Wife of 58 Years, Lillian Morris Daughter, Sandra Morris Daughter, Wanda Jean Elseya & her husband Ron Grandson, John Morris


October 7, 2005

Winnie Arch Nicholson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Winnie Arch Nicholson, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in McRae Cemetery. Among Ms. Nicholson’s survivors is her sister, Thelma Nicholson, of San Augustine.

Mrs. Peggy Renfro
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Mrs. Peggy Renfro, of Mineola. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at New Life United Pentecostal Church. Interment will be at four o’clock, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at Short Cemetery, in Center. Among Mrs. Renfro’s survivors are her husband, Reverend James Renfro, Senior, of Mineola, one son, Reverend James Renfro, Junior, of Longview, two daughters, Pamela Carter, of Humble, and Jamie Barbaria, of Mineola, and one brother, Weldon Glenn Mock.

William “Bill” Weatherford
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 57 year old, William “Bill” Weatherford, of Nederland. Services will be Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at North Jericho Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday evening from four until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Among Mr. Weatherford’s survivors are his wife, Wanda Weatherford, of Nederland, his daughter, Amber Weatherford, of Nederland, his son, Lane Weatherford, of Tennessee, and his sister, Ruth Duke, of Center.

Roger Mayo
Funeral Services for 54 year old, Roger Mayo, of Houston, will be this Sunday, in Vidor, and burial will follow. Among Mr. Mayo’s local survivors are one son, Richard Mayo, two daughters, Karen and Rachel Mayo, and his ex-wife, Deborah Mayo, all of Center.


October 8, 2005

Robert "Bob" Powdrill
Robert "Bob" Powdrill, 67 , of Joaquin, passed away Friday, October 7, 2005. He was born December 22, 1937 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas to Robert Jefferson Powdrill and Laura Bell Ballard Powdrill. He was retired from the U.S. Army. Mr. Powdrill was a member of VFW post #8904 in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Monday October 10, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Brent Hill, Darrell Martinez, Bruce Simpson, John Scholar, Jeff Ocn, Robert Glaze and Joey Burns. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rabbitt Bledsoe, Rex Bradshaw, Levis Worsham, Walter Rainbolt, Ronnie Mills and Arnold Hooper. In Lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Survivors include: Sons: Tony Powdrill of Joaquin, Robert Powdrill and wife Teresea of Longview, Mike Powdrill & wife Tonya of Longview. Daughters: Carolyn Blair & husband Mark of Longview, Tonya Thompson & husband Randy of Copperas Cove, Tina Burks & husband Gerald of Longview, Jamie Josethson and husband Keri of Houston. Grandchildren: Jordon Powdrill of Joaquin, Chelsea Powdrill of Gary, Brent Powdrill of Longview, Tara Powdrill of Longview, Hunter Powdrill of Longview, Adam Thompson of Copperas Cove, Amy Burks of Longview, Chandler Josethson of Houston, Cole Powdrill of Joaquin, Jeff Powdrill of Longview, Hillary Powdrill of Longview, Heather Powdrill of Longview, Lindsey Blair of Longview, Cassie Thompson of Copperas Cove and Madison Josehtson of Houston. Sisters: Robbie Hartt of Ft. Worth, Martha Crippen of Center, and Jane Cooper of Center. Mother of Tony & Tonya: Lisa Powdrill of Germany, Mother of Carolyn, Robert, Mike, Tina and Jamie: Eva Brown of Longview. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Parents: Bob & Laura Powdrill, Brother: Howell Powdrill and Sisters: Billie Tiliotson, Marie Smith, Frances LeGrone and Jonnie Fay Weeks. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:40 pm, Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 9, 2005

Mrs. Mildred Young Blinka
Mildred Young Blinka, age 85, of Shulenburg,. Texas passed away on Friday, October 7, 2005. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Sandhill Cemetery in Shelby County. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Dorothy Jean in 1961, Beatrice and Bonita in 1984. Mrs. Blinka is survived by her daughter, Kay Philage of Holland, Michigan, one grandson, Bryan, two granddaughters, Jennifer and Kelly, one brother George Edward, one half-brother, Kenneth and two sisters, Malde Marie and Mary Grace. Mangum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


October 10, 2005

Celia Reed
Hick’s Mortuary announces memorial services for Celia Reed, formerly of San Augustine. Services are this (Monday) morning from 11 to 12 at Hick’s Chapel. Interment will be in Roberts Cemetery, in San Augustine.

Mrs. Marie Katherine Kissick
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Mrs. Marie Katherine Kissick, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at six o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, at El Reno City Cemetery, in Oklahoma. Visitation will be held immediately before the services tomorrow, beginning at five o’clock and will continue immediately after the services at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse or to the First Baptist Church of Garrison. Among Mrs. Kissick’s survivors are one son, David Kissick, of Nevada, one daughter, Susan McGuire, of Garrison, and one brother, Gerald Sutton, of Florida.

Mrs. Katherine Stickle
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 86 year old, Mrs. Katherine Stickle, of Tenaha.


October 11, 2005

Effie Strahan
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Effie Strahan, of Houston, and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery. Among Ms. Strahan’s survivors are three sons, Howard and Nelson Strahan, both of Houston, and Gene Strahan, of Beaumont.

Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 73 year old, Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday evening at five o’clock, at Epiphany catholic Mission, in Timpson. Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are her husband, Joe T. Williams, of Timpson, one son, Joe T. Williams, Junior, of Houston, three daughters, Annette Parker, of Pasadena, Jolene Williams, of Houston, and Arianna Williams, of Timpson, and two sisters, Shelba Wallace, of Timpson, and Dorothy Spivey, of Cushing.


October 16, 2005

Charles Ray Bell
Charles Ray Bell, Age 7 2, of Lufkin passed away Saturday October 15, 2005 at Woodlawn Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. Graveside services will be held at 4 pm Monday, October 17, 2005 at the Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment will be at the Strong Cemetery. Survivors Include: Sisters: Lois O'Rear and husband Donald of Shelbyville, Margaret Kay and husband Elwood of Shelbyville. Sister-in-law: Sue Bell of Center. 4 Nieces: Debra Kay, Kim Kay, Cris Cansler & Shelia O'Rear. 1 Nephew: Bubba Bell. Preceded in death by Parents: Authur and Ruby Cain Bell. 1 Brother: James Bell. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 17, 2005

Eldon “Mac” McAda
Eldon “Mac” McAda, 62, of Center, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005. He was born October 30, 1942 in Potett, Texas to Robert Newton McAda and Elizabeth Elmina Cross McAda. He was saved and baptized as a young boy and was active in church all his life. He grew up in Campbellton in South Texas. He moved to Nacogdoches to attend SFA. He graduated from SFA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and a minor in Science with a teaching degree. He met and married the love of his life, Margie Nell Graves. He worked for Purena and Rite Care for a while. He then worked for Cactus International Co. Offshore Rigs where he was a driller and toolpusher. Later, he went to work for the Sheriff’s Department in Center, where he worked for several years. His last job was as owner/operator of a BBQ and steak house restaurant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and an honorary member of Dr. Hooker’s Sunday School Class. His hobbies were cooking, fishing, listening to music, reading, hunting and watching old movies and westerns. He liked to watch football, and he loved Astros baseball.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John Bender and Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville. Survivors Include: Daughters: Rene’ Mize & husband Gary of Center, Kim Carter & husband Don of Carthage. Grandchildren: Dean & Marnie Mize, Ashley & Lauren Carter. Brother: Roy McAda & wife Linda of Porland, TX, Sisters: Dora Rutherford of Pleasanton, TX, Ruth Tymrak & husband Jerome of Bishop, TX. Nephews: James & Amy McAda, Brett & Wendy McAda, Guy & Meredith Rutherford, Billie G. Jr. & Suzette Smith. Nieces: Laura & Jess Kemp, Beth & Jimmy Sartwell, Jule & Bud Joffrion .Sister-in-Law Bettye & Billie G. Smith, Sr. Also a host of cousins & friends. Preceded in death by his wife Margie McAda and his parents, Robert & Elizabeth McAda.

Edwin Thomason
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Edwin Thomason, of Lufkin, and previously of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Mr. Thomason’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Thomason, of Lufkin, two sons, Windell Thomason, of Lufkin, and Milton Thomason, of Humble.

Essie Mae McBride
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Essie Mae McBride, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Tennessee Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are her husband, Elmer McBride, of Timpson, three sons, Jack and Jessie Liles, of Gary, and Joe Liles, of Pinehurst, one daughter, Marvin Godwin, of Gilmer, and two sisters, Ethel Owens, of Center, and Maggie Shaffer, of Corsicana.

William Henry "Bill" Sigler
Hawthorne Funeral Home announces services for 65 year old, William Henry “Bill” Sigler, of Carthage. Services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Short Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Among Mr. Sigler’s survivors are his wife, Dora Ann Sigler, of Carthage, son, William “Billy” Sigler, Junior, of Big Sandy, daughter, Teresa Youngblood, of Commerce, two stepsons, Paul Cochran, of Illinois, and Carl Cochran, of Washington, one step daughter, Tany Steckenrider, of Illinois, one brother, Norfleet Sigler, of Bossier city, and three sisters, Thelma of Center, Velma Woodle, of Bagoda, and Mary Helen, of Oklahoma.


October 18, 2005

Rev. Walien L. Mott
Rev. Walien L. Mott, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, 17, 2005 in Nacogdoches. He was born September 9, 1930 in Zavalla, Texas to Kerry Wesley Mott & Lillian Simpson Mott. Mr. Mott was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. He retired after 27 years as a counselor for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Harris and Rev. Don Grigsby officating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors include: Son, Waline Mott of Center, Daughter, Kayla Wynea of Houston, Grandsons, Justin Adrin Mott and Kris Wade Mott, Sister, Wanda Cook of Vidor, Brother, Hubert Mott & wife Evelyn of Bossier City, La., Sister-in-law, Norma Lout of Shelbyville and Ann Hitt of Center. Brother-in-law, Bud Hitt of Houston, Special Niece, Sammie Harbison of Shelbyville, Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Preceded in death by wife, Honey Mott & daughter Drema Mott. Visitation will begin at 5 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 19, 2005

Hersey Belrose Porter
Hersey Belrose Porter, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005. She was born October 25, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Loyd Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose. Ms. Porter enjoyed sewing and gardening and attended Sardis Pentecostal Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Chuck Horton and Rev. Lamar Rash officating. Interment to follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Belrose, Kenneth Rash, Lewis Harbison and Danny Belrose. Survivors include: Sons, Donny Porter & wife Jeanana of Deadwood, Joe Porter & wife Darlene of Sardis. Daughters, Pennie Cassell & husband Perry of Shreveport, La., Patricia Adams & husband Clyde of Center. Grandchildren, Jody Porter, Patti Redmon, James Cassell, Chad Adams, Clifton Porter, Malanie Holloway and Laci Porter. Great Grandchildren, Joe Cody Porter, Cody Denby, Brent Denby, Dillion Porter, Haley Denby, Brooklyn Porter, Caren Adams, Noah Holloway, Callie Adams, Jacob Cassell and Levi Porter. Brother, J.E. Belrose of Sardis, Roe Belrose of Joaquin, Sister, Lorene Belrose of Sardis, Special Friend, Walter Walker of Center, Daughter in law, Evelyn Green of Center, Numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives. Preceded in death by , Husband, Aaron Porter, Son, Larry Porter, and Brother Ray Belrose.

Dorothy Mae "Booda" Crockett
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 66 year old, Dorothy Mae “Booda” Crockett, of the East Hamilton Community. Services will be Saturday Morning at 11 o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Burton Field Cemetery. Among Mrs. Crockett’s survivors are her husband, William Earl Crockett, of Shelbyville, one daughter, Loretta Crockett, of Lufkin, four sons, Tommy Crockett, of Colorado Springs, Johnny Crockett, of Guam, Lonnie Crockett, of Lufkin, and Ricky Crockett, of Georgia, two step daughters, Billie Ruth Crockett and Andrea Crockett, both of Fort Worth, two sisters, Margie Nell Kibble, of Lufkin, and Nancy Lee Lane, of San Augustine, and four brothers, James Williams, Calvin Williams, and Bennie Williams, all of Shelbyville, and Bobby Williams, of Lufkin.

Vincente Tovar
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Vincente Tovar, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Tovar’s survivors are his wife, Delfina Guzman de Tovar, of Tenaha, and 13 children, Jose Luis Tovar, Jose Joel Tovar, Maria Evangelina Tovar, Jose Refugio Tovar, Ramino Tovar, Gustavo Tovar, Maria Angelica Tovar de Sandoval, Vicente Tovar Junior, Jose Guadalupe Tovar, Israel Tovar, Delfino Tovar de Rico, and Maria Luisa Tovar de Perales, all of Tenaha, and Maria Margarita Tovar de Rico, of Joaquin.


October 21, 2005

George M. Smith, III
George M. Smith, III, of Austin, passed away. He was born Feburary 17, 1957 in Shelby County, Texas to George M. Smith Jr. and Sarah Jones Smith. Mr. Smith was a geologist for Kerr McGee, but was later an assistant manager for Luby's in Houston and Austin. He was of the Baptist faith. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 3 pm at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Carla Redd officiating. Survivors include: Daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Smith of Crowley, Louisiana, Lauren Ashley Smith of Houston, Texas. Granddaughter, Taylor Avery Ryan of Crowley, Louisiana. Parents, George M. Smith Jr. & Sarah M. Smith of Shelbyville. Sisters, Deborah Gumienny of Fort Worth, Sandy Smith Tweeboom of Houston. Brother, Robert Christopher Smith of Euless. Aunts & Uncles, Shirley & Bill Reynolds of Center, Midge &Eddie Piccirelli of Miami, Florida, Lillian Strickland of Houston. Also a host of friends and relatives.

Mayzell Samford White
Mayzell Samford White, 83, of Gary, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2005. She was born May 25, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to Nugent & Cleo Samford. Ms. White was a member of the Highway Tabernacle Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2005 at the Ramah Church in Tenaha with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jack White, Chris Pena, Gary Creech, George Rector, Larry Moreland and Clayton Thomas. Survivors include: Husband of 66 years, John A. White, Jr. of Gary, Sons: Joseph White & wife Joy of Tenaha, Michael White of Columbia, Missouri. Daughter, Martha White of Tenaha, Grandson, Jack White of New Jersey. Granddaughter Jodi Lyn Pena & husband Chris of Magnolia, Great Grandson, Joseph Pena, Great Granddaughters, Chrislyn Pena, Sage Walker & Sloan Walker. Nephews, Bruce Samford & wife Patrica of Timpson, Russell Samford & wife Jan of Bedford, Iowa. Niece, Renee Creech & husband Gary of Tomball, Texas. Also numerous cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by Parents, Nugent & Cleo Samford and Brothers, Raymond, Hoyal & James Samford. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Camille Alysse Williford
Camille Alysse Williford of Center, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2005 in Dallas. She was born October 18, 2005 in Nacogdoches, Texas to George Williford, II and Christina Williford. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Cedar Yard Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Rev. Don Murphree officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Hartt, Travis Munsinger, Christopher Campbell, Johnathon McDonald and Lupe Garza. Survivors include: Parents, George Williford II, & Christina Williford of Center. Sister, Bella Clay of Center, Grandparents, George & Sue Williford of Center, Lynn & Jeanie Hartt of Center, Aunts, Laurie McDonald of Houston, Misty Campbell of Center, Uncles, Travis Musinger of Georgia, Christopher Hartt of Center. Also numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Charlotte T. Wasser
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Charlotte T. Wasser, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Little Flock Cemetery. Among Ms. Wasser’s survivors are two daughters, Charlotte Spikes, of Kerrville, and Deborah Mancill, of San Augustine.

Alonzo Burrell
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 73 year old, Alonzo Burrell, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Dena Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Mount Dena Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Burrell’s survivors are his companion, Velma Jean Garrett, of San Augustine, one daughter, Stephanie Jenkins, of San Augustine, four brothers, I. O. Burrell, Leo Burrell, and Albert Burrell, all of San Augustine, and Leonard Burrell, of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Mary Lou Holma, of San Augustine, and Cora L. Burrell, of California.


October 24, 2005

John Edward Bush
John Edward Bush, age, 82, of Vidor passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Woodlawn Height Hospital in Lufkin. Services will be 2 pm Friday, October 28, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Tx. with burial to follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center, Tx. Visitation is Thursday, October 27, 2005 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born November 12, 1922 in Shelby County to parents, James Byron Bush & Willie Etta Day Bush. He was preceded in death by his father James Byron Bush, Mother, Willie Etta Day Bush & Grandson, David Bush. He is survived by Wife, Letha Mae Bush of Vidor, 1 Daughter Linda Castilaw & Husband, Charles of Vidor, 2 Sons, Eddie Bush & Wife, Diane of Lufkin and Mike Bush & Wife, Sheila of Boise, Idaho. 7 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren. Pallbearers : Kenny Bush, Chris Castilaw, Benny Russell, Steve Adams, Morris McLane, & Taylor Bush. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Genie V. Griffith
Genie V. Griffith, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2005. She was born June 25, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to Gabriel C. Verbaan and Elizabeth Overton. Ms. Griffith was an artist and homemaker. She was a member of the PTA and LaSertoma Club of Sparks, Nevada. A Graveside Service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Keife, Phil Hennigan, Dennis Keife, Steven Hennigan, Ryan Dailimore and Christopher Martini. Survivors include: Daughters, Toni Lebeck & husband Gary of Reno, Nevada, Carolyn Hennigan of Center. Son, Mike Martini & wife Denise of Alamo, California. 10 Grandchildren,15 Great Grandchildren, Sister, Loretta Baker of Newport Beach, California, Cousin, Iris Verbaan of Canacia. Numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Monday, October 24, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center.

Catherine Kaufman
Community Funeral Home of center, announces pending services for 77 year old, Catherine Kaufman, of Shelbyville.

Alberta Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 96 year old, Alberta Cartwright, of Center. Arrangements for pending services will be announced at a later date.


October 22, 2005

Billy Frank Jones
Billy Frank Jones, 75, of the Neuville Community passed away October 21, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Mr. Jones was born May 8, 1930 in Choice, Texas to Ira Lee Jones and Isabelle Walker Jones. He retired from the United States Air Force and later worked as a truck driver for Lout Logging. Mr. Jones lived in Shelby County for most of his life. Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Monday, October 24, 2005 at Short Cemetery with Rev. Don Nobles and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Jones' grandsons. Survivors include: Daughters, Judy Jones of Neuville, Jorja Jacobs and husband Thurman of Nacogdoches, Joyce Dorsett of Melrose and Jeri Blair and husband Rod of Groveton. 15 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Gay Nell Gunnels of Neuville and Viva Lee Eaves of Choice. Proceded in Death by Parents, Ira and Isabelle Jones, Two Brothers, Daughter, Jana Fountain. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 26, 2005

Mrs. Larncie Daniels
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 96 year old, Mrs. Larncie Daniels, of Hemphill. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 11 am until service time, at the church. Among Mrs. Daniels’ survivors is a daughter, Essie J. Daniels, of Hemphill.

Mrs. Katherine Kaufman
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Mrs. Katherine Kaufman, of Shelbyville. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Carroll Chapel C-M-E, in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Carroll Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Kaufman’s survivors are one son, Leonard Earl Kaufman, of Shelbyville, one sister, Pauline Cartwright, of Shelbyville, and one brother, A. V. Matthews, of Center.

Mrs. Alberta Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 96 year old, Mrs. Alberta Cartwright, of Center. Services will be Saturday Afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Paul Baptist Church, in Center. Interment in McWilliams Cemetery. Among Mrs. Cartwright’s survivors is a sister, Oma Lee Kyle, of Center..


October 27, 2005

Julius "Hustler" Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of Center Announces services for 82 year old, Julius “Hustler” Jenkins, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Bright Morning Star Church, in Center. Interment will be in West View Cemetery. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are one son, Thomas Jenkins, of Lufkin, and two daughters, Billie Daniels and Joyce Edwards, both of Center.


October 28, 2005

Alice Pearl Steadman
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 64 year old, Miss Alice Pearl Steadman, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Hill C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Among Miss Steadman’s survivors are one daughter, Letcia Choice, of Tenaha, two sons, Terry Steadman, and Desmond Steadman, both of Tenaha, three brothers, Charles Moore, William Hooper, and Freddie Steadman, all of New York, and three sisters, Bennie Mitchell, of Tenaha, Helen Toogood, of New York, and Frankie Ann Johnson, of Houston.

Edward Howard Wagner
Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 55 year old, Edward Howard Wagner, of San Augustine. There will be no services; his body was cremated. Among Mr. Wagner’s survivors are one daughter, Carrie Wagner, of Zavalla, two sisters, Lydia Scheffer, of Houston, and Susan Grinder, of Colmesneil, and one brother, James Wagner, of Laredo.

Mr. George Lee Hart Junior
Community Funeral Home of Center announces that Mr. George Lee Hart Junior, of Center, has been transferred to Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, in Shreveport.


October 31, 2005

Mrs. Rachel Vaught Samford
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 88 year old, Mrs. Rachel Vaught Samford, of Stockman. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mount Olive Baptist church Family Life Center, care of Sue Schulz, 2014 County Road 4098, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Among Mrs. Samford’s survivors are three sons, Jimmy Dane Samford, and Mac Samford, both of Stockman, and J. W. Samford, of Timpson, one daughter, Kay sanders, of Stockman, three brothers, Loral Vaught, of Silsbee, Maxwell Vaught, of Humble, and Johnny “Jack” Vaught, of Orange, and four sisters, Vernell Malone, and Mae Minton, both of Center, Shirley Fancher, of Stockman, and Faye Bolton, of Timpson.

R. D. Woodard
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 79 year old, R. D. Woodard, of Garrison.

Billy Jones
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 70 year old, Billy Jones, of Carthage. Arrangements will be announced later.

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September 4, 2005

Lela Ethel Christian Eaves
Funeral for Lela Ethel Christian Eaves, 95, of Silsbee will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Carter and the Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Burial will be in Clever Creek Cemetery, Center. Eaves died Sept. 2, 2005 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Born July 3, 1910, she was the daughter of Charlie W. and Ethel Whittlesey Christian. She graduated from Center High School in 1929 and received her bachelor and masters degrees from SFA, where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Eaves was a retired school teacher for schools in Shelby County, Buna and Warren. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Silsbee. Survivors include her son, David Eaves of Silsbee; and sister, Bonnie Modiz of Wildwood. Memorial donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, Silsbee, or Clever Creek Baptist Church, Center. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Mrs. Jewel Fay (Jones) Ramsey
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jewel Fay Jones Ramsey passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005. Fay was the 7th of 8 children born to Robert and Hannah Elizabeth (Carmichael) Jones in Clayton, Texas, on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917. She attended public school in Clayton and graduated from high school in Carthage, Texas. Fay was active in the Baptist church in Clayton, where she led singing and taught Sunday school. She left the family farm and attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Fay's first teaching position was at Silas Elementary School, a two-room school near Timpson. There she met and fell in love with the most handsome man she said she had ever seen, Hershell Ramsey. Fay and Hershell were married on December 20, 1941, at the Methodist Parsonage in Timpson by Reverend Tunnell. Fay taught in Silas from 1939 to 1942 and Hershell taught there from 1940 until his induction into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Being newlyweds, Fay followed Hershell to several U.S. military bases before he was sent to Hennings Air Force Base near London, England. While Hershell was in England, Danny Jean, their only daughter was born. Fay resumed her teaching career as a first grade teacher in Apple Springs following WWII. The Ramsey's moved to Garrison in 1949 where Hershell served as Superintendent and High School Principal and Fay taught first grade in the Timpson and Garrison school systems until their retirement in 1984. Fay taught many, many young people; she was an excellent teacher, loved by her students and respected by other teachers. She worked in many school events and activities. Fay loved the Garrison Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. She taught Sunday school, directed vacation Bible school, and served on many church committees. Fay was a supportive and hard-working companion to Hershell's ministry in the Methodist Church. His pastorate at Joaquin United Methodist Church was celebrated by the construction of the Hershell and Fay Ramsey Fellowship Hall, which continues to serve the people of that congregation. Each year, Joaquin Methodist Church celebrates Hershell and Fay Ramsey Day. Kind and loving, Fay lived her life exemplifying her Christian beliefs. She was thoughtful of others, always wanting to help and support family, friends, and neighbors. She adored her husband, daughter, and grandson. There was nothing too difficult for her to do for them and for other family members. She enjoyed growing flowers, playing 42 with friends, and visiting with her family members. She loved the people in Garrison and especially the members of her Sunday school class. Fay was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, a proud great-grandmother, a caring daughter and sister, and delightful aunt. Fay was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Hershell Ramsey. She is survived by her loving daughter, Danny, her husband, Jim Robinson, and her beloved grandson, Brad Ballard, wife Kristy and great grandchildren, Braden Alan and Brynn Ramsey Ballard. Fay is also survived by her sister, Ebbie Saunders, her sister-in-law, Marcelle Cobb and many, many loving nieces and nephews. Her brothers Roy, Erus, Bennie, and Buford and sisters Lila Mae and Vera preceded her in death. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 4th at the First United Methodist Church of Garrison with interment following at the Shady Grove Cemetery located in Shelby County. Reverend Danhurst will officiate with music rendered by the First United Methodist Church Choir. The family will received friends on Saturday evening at the Garrison Funeral Home for a time of visitation. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas is in charge of arrangements.


September 5, 2005

Lamerle Fleming Anderson
Lamerle Fleming Anderson, 85, of Center, passed away September 3, 2005. Ms Anderson was born May 5, 1919 in Shelby County, Texas to W.C. Lovell, II and Effie Iola Baggett Lovell. She was a member of the Called Out Church in Center. Funeral services will be a t 2 pm, Monday, September 5, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Earl Chesser & Bro. Dennis Casper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Steve Adams, Cecil Chessher, Matthew Jamison, Bobby Waller, Roger Windham, Wendell Johnson & Brad Jerigan. Honorary pallbearer will be Bro. Dennis Casper. Survivors Include: Daughters, Rani Jamison & husband Ramon of Center. Johnnie Beth Hogg & husband Gene of Lufkin. Son: Sam Williams of Grand Prairie, 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husbands Alfred S. Fleming & Norman Anderson, 2 brothers, W.C. Lovell Jr. & Beamon Lovell, and 1 daughter in law Hilda Williams. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


September 6, 2005

Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer
Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer, 70, of Joaquin, passed away September 6, 2005. Ms. Steyer was born December 15, 1934. She was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, September 6, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Sonny Scarborouh officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Pallbearers will be Donald Wilson, Jeff Swiff, Phillip Steyer, Marvin Steyer, Clayton Smith, Eric Whitlock, Brandan Wallace, and Ronnie Smith. . Survivors include: Daughters, Barbara Smith & husband Clayton of Houston, Selena Wilson & husband Donald of Defuniak, Flordia, Monty Swift & husband Jeff of Joaquin. Sons: Carlos Whitlock of Waco, Marvin Steyer of Joaquin, Philip Steyer & wife Brenda of Pasadena, 14 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews. Best Friends Bradie & James Ballard of Conroe. Preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Marvin George Steyer, Parents, Luflus & Selena Hicks, 6 Brothers & 1 Sister. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Red Cross for hurricane relief or the Hospice of Deep East Texas. Visitation will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm Thursday September 8, 2005 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez
Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez, 51, of Huxley died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, as a result of a car accident in Panola County. There are no services scheduled. A cremation is scheduled. Gutierrez was born Jan. 14, 1954 in Lytle. He was an oil field driller for Patterson UTI. Survivors include Debbie Gray of Huxley; Ellie Gutierrez of Tyler; children, Felicia Ramos of Palestine, Angie Henry of Tennessee Colony, Clemente Gutierrez Jr. of Lubbock and John Gutierrez of Tyler; two grandchildren; and step-children and step-grandchildren.


September 7, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Graveside service for Jimmy Neal Bolton, 57, of Timpson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with the Rev. Elmer Mathews, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Bolton died Sept. 7, 2005, in Timpson. Born Aug. 8, 1948, in Panola County, he was the son of Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton. He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton of Timpson; parents, Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton of Carthage; sons, Brian Bolton and Brett Bolton of Beckville; sister, Judy Spicer of Oldfield, Mo.; and one grandchild. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


September 8, 2005

Juanita Jo Kreisel
Juanita Jo Kreisel, 66, of Center died Sept. 7, 2005, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Towanka, Okla., she was the daughter of Charles J. and Ruby Guynn. She was homemaker and a member of Narfe.
Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Kreisel of Center; daughters, Kristine White of Kansas City, Mo., and Kimberly Billings of Oak Grove, Mo.; mother, Ruth Guynn of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Charles Guynn of Lathrop, Mo.; and three grandchildren. No services are planned, as she will be cremated.


September 9, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 57 year old, Jimmy Neal Bolton, of Timpson. Graveside services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Blair Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at the Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Bolton’s survivors are his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton, of Timpson, his parents, Neal and Anna Lou Bolton, of Carthage, two sons, Brian and Brett Bolton, both of Beckville, and his sister, Judy Spicer, of Missouri.

Joy Evelyn Fugate
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Joy Evelyn Fugate, of San Antonio. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Mrs. Fugate requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice. Among Mrs. Fugate’s survivors are her sons, George Wright, of Spring Branch, Harold Wright, of Michigan, and Charley Wright, of Arizona, her brother, Robert Lowrance, of Hawkins, and sisters, Iva Lowrance, formerly of Timpson, Grace Pickens, of Pleasanton, and Sophia Hancock, of Lufkin.

Curtis Ray "Unk" Frost
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, along with Burt Funeral Home, in Fort Payne, Alabama, announces pending services for 67 year old, Curtis Ray “Unk” Frost, Senior, of Timpson. Arrangements will be announced later.


September 12, 2005

Eddie Logan
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 76 year old, Eddie Logan, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Logan’s survivors are his wife, Lula Mae Logan, and five daughters, Stephanie Hicks, of San Augustine, Linda Edwards, of Center, Janice Swindle, of Center, Jeannette Logan-Washington, of Nacogdoches, and Pamela Garrett, of Nacogdoches.


September 13, 2005

Loyd Buel Johnson
Loyd Buel Johnson, of Spanaway, Washington, passed away Friday, September 9, 2005. Mr. Johnson was born May 16, 1921 to Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a former resident of Center and served in the U.S. Army. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Survivors include: Ex Wife, Mary Geaiva Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Daughters: Ouita Jones & husband C.J. of Pasadena, Betty Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Son, Loyd Buel Johnson Jr. & wife Lisa of San Augustine.. Brother, David Eugene Johnsosn & wife Katherine of Tacoma, Washington. Sisters in law: Odessa Oden & husband Frank of Jacksonville, Tresa Carpenter & husband Bill of Galena Park and Merel Blaha of Hardin. Brother in law, Frank Peterson of Dallas. 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson, Brothers, Robert Doyle Johnson & Ellis Ray Johnson. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Opal Murline McBride
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, Opal Murline McBride, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, in San Augustine County. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are two sons, Michael E. McBride, of Fredericksburg, and W. Stephen McBride, of Baytown, one daughter, Mary Alice Schlesinger, of Hutto, and four brothers, Lester Smith, of San Augustine, Donald Smith, of Baytown, Charles Smith, of San Augustine, and Kenneth Smith, of Vidor. Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 84 year old, Loyd Buel Johnson, of Washington State. Arrangements will be announced later.


September 14. 2005

Janie Reynold
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Janie Reynolds, 92, of Nederland. She passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. She was born July 20, 1913 to Claude Bert Wagstaff and Lula Ogden Wasgstaff. She lived in the Dreka Community most of her life and was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday), at 2 pm, at Dreka Pentecostal church with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Byrd, Daniel Horrington, Roger Wagstaff & Marty Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Carolyn Elliott, Johnny Fleming, Vashti Oates, Joyce Flournory, and Jimmy Earl Oates. Survivors Include: Daughters: Shirley Harrington of Port Neches, Frances Byrd of Nederland. Son, Garland Reynolds of Buna, Granddaughter, Penny Kutner of Houston. Grandsons, Marty Byrd of Nederland, Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna and Darrell Reynolds of Buna. 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister, June Siegler Killelea of California. Brother, Earl Wagstaff of Shelbyville. Numerous other relatives & a host of friends. . Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers
Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers, age 82, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday September 14, 2005, at Laird Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Orr and the Rev. James Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Chaviers passed away Monday, September 12, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Born March 31, 1923, in Carthage, she was the daughter of Flora Mae Lloyd Connell and Mike Connell. She was a homemaker, and together with her husband, owned and operated Chaviers Dairy Farm. Inez was an excellent cook and loved to work in her flower garden. She also enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader of the Bible. She was a member of Mt. Enterprise First Baptist Church. Mrs. Chaviers belonged to the DAV Ladies Auxiliary and the Republican Presidential Task Force. Survivors include daughters Frances Ballenger of Nacogdoches, Delores Bailey and husband Gary of Nacogdoches; granddaughter Rene Ballenger of Henderson; grandson Britt Ballenger and wife Amy of Jasper; step-granddaughter Linda Campbell and husband Doug of Carthage and nephew Jimmy Ward and wife Sherry of Center. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chaviers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-seven years, Virgil Chaviers; brother Clifford Connell; sisters Lucille Connell, Ruth Ward and Willie Ritchey; and son-in-law Jack Ballenger. Active pallbearers will be Jason Russell, Mark Horner, Mike Porter, Michael Stanaland, Britt Ballenger, Doug Stewart and Garrell Faulkner. Memorials may be made to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Ste. 311, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday September 13, 2005. Laird Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


September 16, 2005

Mrs. Sarah Falcone
Rose-Neath Funeral Home and Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Sarah Falcone. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today (Friday) from noon until service time. She is the sister of the late Mrs. Geraldine Jones, that’s Mrs. H. H. Jones. Among Mrs. Falcone’s survivors her nieces, Mona Campbell and Bette Davidson.

Money Arnold
Hicks Mortuary and Black and Clark Funeral Home in Dallas, announce services for 80 year old, Money Arnold, formerly of Todd Springs. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillion Cemetery. Among Mr. Arnold’s survivors are one daughter, Beth Joyce Jackson, of Dallas, one son, Avis Arnold, of Washington D.C., three sisters, Irma Bolton, Mildred McClelland, and Margaret Fuller, and one brother, Jimmie Arnold, all of Center.

Arland Eugene Wheeler
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Arland Eugene Wheeler, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice in the Pines, in Lufkin. Among Mr. Wheeler’s survivors are two sons, Tony Wheeler, of Nacogdoches, and Tim Wheeler, of Austin, and two daughters, Arlou Downing, of Gary, and Jeannie Thompson, of Hempstead.


September 17, 2005

Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II
Services for Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II will be held at 1 pm Monday, September 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith, retired Pastor First Baptist Church of Center. In honor of Scott's wishes, after the services he will be cremated with half of his cremains to be entombed in the Mausoleum at Oaklawn Memorial Park with his beloved Brother Shannon and the other half of his cremains to be scattered on Toledo Bend where he loved & fished as a young boy & man. Scott passed away on Friday, September 16, 2005 at his residence after a sudden illness. For the past year he has endeared nine operations on his leg after he shattered it in an accident in August 2004. this has been a tragic & trying year for Scott & his Mother & Grandmother who loved him & helped him through his hard times. Scott grew up in Shreveport, La. having attended Greenwood Christian where he graduated in 1984. He was well known & loved by his fellow students. He was a star basketball player & during his Senior year he received the Basketball Player of the Year Award. Also during his Senior Year he was nominated & received the coveted Patriotism Award form the Knights of Columbus for his outstanding leadership throughout his high school years. He not only played sports at Greenwood but also played in the South Shreveport Dixie League Baseball Team. As a youngster, Scott along with his Brother & Sister were well know in the Shreveport-Bossier area for their Judo skills, having completed many local, regional, state & national tournaments. Scott attended Northeast Louisiana University & was only a few hours from receiving a degree in business. After college Scott worked for many years for Cox Communication & later become a millwright. He was a Methodist. Scott was preceded in death by his beloved Brother, James Shannon Fleming in 2001. Maternal Grandfather, J.D. Bailey, Paternal Grandparents, Shine & Pat Fleming, Uncles, Glenn Bailey & Jerry Bob Bailey, and cousin, Steven Glenn Bailey. He is survived by his beloved & devoted Mother & Friend, Wanda Bailey Fleming of Shreveport, La., Father Scotty Fleming of Center, Sister Shearmon Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, loyal & loving Grandmother, Betty Spann Newton, Step Grandmother, Irene Bailey, nieces & Nephew, Alexis Fleming & Nicholas Fleming of Ruston, La., two aunts, Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport, La., & Bobbie Sue Smith & husband Miles of Mineola, Special Cousins, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Mark Smith & Myla Smith, Bailey Jansen of Logansport, Bubba Jansen, of Logansport, Clayton Jansen of Logansport. Special friends who have looked out for him in past years, Beverly & Brianna Stripling & Vicki Andrusick at English Bay Marina where Scott lived. Scott was a loving & fun person who loved to fish & hunt. he will be missed by all who knew & loved hi. Two Brothers, side by side, That's where Scott & Shannon are now. "If a wind should blow across your brow you'll know from where it came and how!" In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 380, Logansport La.,71049


September 19, 2005

Lottie Estelle Tyer
Funeral for Lottie Estelle Tyer, 90, of Groves and formerly of Timpson will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson with the Rev. Clark Stricklin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Tyer died September 16, 2005 at her residence. Born July 25, 1915, in the Rehobeth community, she was the daughter of George and Myrtis Wright Rhodes. She was married to Eugene Tyer and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Edward Tyer of Spring; daughters, Paula Philen of Kingwood and Janis Epperson of Groves; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Home.


September 20, 2005

Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews
Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews, 81, of Center, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005. He was born December 16, 1923 in Enterprise, Alabama to Ewell Andrews and Florence Adams Andrews. He was a life-long resident of Center and a member of Neuville Baptist Churuch. Mr. Andrews was retired from Santa Fe Railroad and served in the US Navy during World War II.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Interment to follow at Neuville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Andrews, Andy McClain, Josh Snider, Chris Snider, Justin Harkness & Brian Harkness.
Honorary pallbearers will be Friends of Brookshire Bros Coffee Drinking Gang
Survivors include:
Daughters: Debby Snider & husband Jimmy of Tenaha, Connie Spann of Center
Sons: Rickey Andrews & wife Gladys of Center, Charles Ray Andrews & wife Charlotte of Cleveland
Sisters: Clara Wiggins of Longview & Grace McKinney of Longview
Grandchildren: Josh Snider & wife Khristina of Tenaha, Chris Snider of Carthage, Shanna Andrews of Center, Jessica Andrews of Center, Vicki Johnson & husband Don of Center, Frances Spann of Center, Charlie Andrews & wife Laquesha of Jasper, Melissa Guy & husband Greg of Jasper, Andy McClain & wife Kristin of Jasper, Allison McClain of Austin, Nancy McClain of Austin, Jay McClain of Cleveland
Special Granddaughter & Caregiver: Becky Harkness & husband Brian of Center
Great Grandchildren: Jessie Snider, Justin Harkness, Sara Harkness, Maggie Harkness, Forest Andrews & wife Bailey Michelle, Taylor Guy, Adam Guy, Bryce Guy & Victoria McClain
Preceded in death by his wife Rosene “Rosie” Andrews, his parents, son-in-law Pete Spann, two brothers and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Neuville Community Cemetery, 854 FM 2140, Center, Texas.

William Ray Lonett
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 19 year old, William Ray Lonett, of Center.


September 22, 2005

Ms. Debra Mikel
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Ms. Debra Mikel, of Houston. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.Among Ms. Mikel’s survivors are a daughter, Chree Parker, of Houston, and two sons, Cedric Thomas and Tremayne Curtis Gardner, both of Houston.

Ms. LaKita Page
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 38 year old, Ms. LaKita Page. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Smyrna, of Timpson. Interment will be in Antonic Cemetery.Among Ms. Page’s survivors is her son, Eric Page, of Timpson.


September 23, 2005

William Ray "Bubba" Lovett
Funeral services for William Ray "Bubba" Lovett, 19, of Lufkin will be held Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10AM in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Harvey officiating. Interment will follow in the Melrose Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Mr. Lovett was born May 23, 1986 in Lufkin, and died Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Center Texas. Mr. Lovett resided in Lufkin and Hudson for most of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, bull riding and riding horses, and especially loved his family and the Lord. Mr. Lovett was a member of the Lighthouse of Prayer Church. Survivors include his parents, Teresa and Doug Erbey of Lufkin, brothers, Christopher Battles of Center and Casey Erbey of Lufkin, maternal grandfather, Gerald Lovett of Huntington, maternal grandmother, Dianne Lovett of Huntington, paternal grandparents, James and Mary Erbey of Lufkin, maternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Blanton of Diboll, step grandmother, Sally Denby of Lufkin, very special uncle, Charles Ray Lovett, special person in William's life Kirk Battles, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, E.L. "Dick" Blanton. Pallbearers will be Joseph Caldwell, Damon Malnar, Andy Ackerman, Doc Caldwell, Ray Clary and James Bryan. The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8 PM. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Lufkin, directors


September 26, 2005

Robert Marcus "Mark" McDonald
Robert Marcus “Mark” McDonald, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2005. His death was the result of electrocution while working in a broiler house. He was born July 26, 1951 in Forth Worth to Harold McDonald and Alice Moss McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a poultry farmer and member of Ephesus Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Corbell, Shane Corbell, Gene Borders, Jimmy Wilkinson, Terry Allen & Darrel Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be L.H. Hewitt, Juan Caballero, Brad Bass, Ronnie Borders, Bro. Don Murphree.
Survivors include:
Wife: Lisa McDonald of Shelbyville
Sons: Marcus Clinton McDonald & wife Blanca of Center
Robert Marcus McDonald, Jr. & wife Christy of Center
Daughter: Meghan Melissa McDonald Wilkinson & husband Jeffrey of Center
Grandchildren: Abby McDonald, Caleb McDonald and Joshua McDonald
Father: Harold L. McDonald & Tommye of Center
Brothers: Mike McDonald of Willis, Dan McDonald of Tyler and Jonathan McDonald of Nassau Bay
Father-in-Law & Mother-in-law: Gordon & Nell Corbell of Shelbyville
Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Mother, Alice McDonald


September 27, 2005

Robert Allen Mueller
Robert Allen Mueller, 57, passed away September 24, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Mueller, son: Robert Mueller Jr. and daughter Laura Mueller, mother: Mary Mueller, brothers: Billy Mueller and wife Kathy, Gordon Mueller, Tommy Mueller, Charles Mueller, Kenneth Mueller and Johnny Mueller. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Wednesday September 28, 2005 at Klein Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 4 PM Thursday at New Prospect Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Belton “Beck” Jackson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Belton “Beck” Jackson, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Patroon Cemetery. Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are five sons, Kenneth Jackson, Glenn Jackson, William Jackson, Richard Jackson, all of center, and Ronnie Jackson, of Orange, one daughter, Marlina Hannah, of Brazoria, his wife, Clarice Jackson, of Timpson, and five brothers, Douglas Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, and Billy Joe Jackson, all of Center, Eugene Jackson, of Trinity, and Don Jackson, of Shelbyville.

Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper
Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces services for 97 year old, Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper, formerly of Timpson. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Cason Monk Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and one of her nieces is Gwendolyn Crawford, of Timpson. Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces pending services 87 year old, Mrs. Ella Reed, of Garrison. Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 94 year old, Ruby Richardson, of Tenaha.


September 30, 2005

Tye B. Brittain
Tye B. Brittain, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, September 30, 2005. He was born January 25, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas to John Willis Brittain and Tennie C. Buckley. Mr. Brittain was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Saturday, October, 1, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Pallbearers will be Shannon Langford, Charles Barr, Bruce Koonce, Craig Moss, Davis A. Brittain & Michael David Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Braxton, John Dillon, Mike Braxton, Stevie Cox, David Adkinson, Keith Braxton & Buddy Moss. Survivors include: Wife, Bertha Ann Brittain of Center. Daughters, Laura Griffin of Center, Deborah Dennis and husband Randy of Joaquin, Cindy Langford & husband Shannon of Center. Sons, Willis Eugene Brittain of Navasota, Roland Brittain of Tenaha, Johnny Brittain & wife Tammy of Center and Ricky Brittain of Palestine. 12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Sisters Mary Miller of Huxley, Avis Moss & husband Barney of Joaquin. Brother, J.I. Brittain and wife Pauline of Axtec, N.M. Also a number of nieces, nephews cousins & a host of friends. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, September 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Harold Faulk, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 in Shreveport.

Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Joy Weaver, 95, of Center, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Weaver was born May 6, 1919 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington. She was a member of First Christian Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Joy Ann Havran and husband, Bob, of Ft. Worth

Grandson: Blake Weaver Havran of Ft. Worth

Preceded in death by
Husband: Martin Weaver
Grandson: Barrett Martin Havran
Parents: Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington

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

Sylvia M. Fuller, 77, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Haagon Lister officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Fuller was born February 25, 1937 in Hooks to Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies and great grandbabies, and was known as the peace keeper of the family.

She is survived by
Children:
Katherine Smith and husband, Charlie, of Center
Karen Ann Evans and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Benjamin Provost and loving companion, Doree Bradbury, of Georgia

Grandchildren:
Lamanda Glaesmann and husband, Kevin, of Magnolia
Charlie Smith Jr. and wife, Jessica, of Center
Benny Ray Smith of Center
Sarah Fenley and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Mackenzie Provost of Georgia
Michael A. Napier of Michigan

Great-Grandchildren:
Malanda and Breyden Glaesmann
Madison and Morgan Fenley
Brent, Bryce and Braylee Smith
Skyler and Kadence Smith

Aunt and Uncle: Sis and Virgil House

Cousins:
Virgil Lee and Linda House

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Benjamin E. Provost
Husband: Derwin L. Fuller
Daughter: Peggy Sue Provost
Grandson: Benjamin A. Rose
Parents: Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell

Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith Jr., Benny Ray Smith, Jeremy Fenley, Kevin Glaesmann, Keith Webb and Bobby Smith.

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

Larry Fred Matthews “Frog”, 68, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Kevin Cook officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1946 in Center, Texas to Clyde and Georgia Bell (Bivens) Matthews. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. A truly merciful, loving, forgiving and generous man, who believed the best about others and was willing to give them another chance.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde and Georgia Bell Matthews, Wife, Linda Matthews & Grandson, Gabriel Fountain.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:
Clint Matthews of Houston
Matt Matthews of Carthage

Daughter:
Joy Matthews of Houston

4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove

Sister-in-law:
Marcia Pruett of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Lloyd Kelley of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Marie Danza of Idaho

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, 93, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Military honors will be given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday evening, September 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born May 5, 1921 in Kaufman Co, Texas to Tom and Minnie (Cantrell) Jacobs. He served in the US Army for 4 years during WWII. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tom and Minnie Jacobs, Wife, Kate Jacobs, Granddaughter, Dana Elizabeth Bryant & Brothers & Sister, Marvin Jacobs, Tommy Lee Jacobs, Lloyd Jean Jacobs, Lewis “Slim” Jacobs & Della Lee Edwards.

He is survived by:
4 Children:
Jeanie Bryant & husband, Scott of Cleveland
Susan Valentine & husband, Jack of Horseshoe Bay
Ronny Jacobs & wife, Sandra of Houston
Penny Jacobs Lightfoot & husband, Larry of Columbus
Grandchildren:
Kyle Bryant of Cleveland
Craig Bryant of Cleveland 
Ryan Bryant of Rusk
Michael Marshall & wife, Christine of Florida 
Kimberly Etheridge & husband, Scott of League City
Andrea Dominguez & husband, Randy of Bacliff
Deanna King & husband, Skipper of Katy
Aaron Jacobs of Houston
Great Grandchildren:
William & Christine Bryant
Angela Bryant
Sophie & Zoe Marshall 
Ella Kate & Ava Etheridge 
Trevor, Tristan, Tate & Taylor Dominguez
Sarah & Allen King
Brother:
Billy Dean Jacobs of Terrell
Sister:
Murlene Griggs of Canton
Sisters-in-law:
Vaydene Hamm of Paris
Frances Via of Beaumont
Reception for family & friends to follow the services on Monday at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years teaching, raising children and enjoying life together.

Ouida received her bachelor's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned her master's degree in educational administration. As a high school English teacher, she spent more than fifty years in the classroom touching the lives of many students, mentoring many young teachers and building countless lifelong relationships. In Austin, Ouida taught at Travis High School, McCallum High School and retired from Anderson High School in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was occasionally called upon to share her insights on the scriptures of the week. She truly loved teaching, literature and her family.

Ouida was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Jack Dent and her sister Rodell (Dent) Spencer. She is survived by three brothers: Roy Dent of Lake Murvaul, Texas, Troy (Kay) Dent of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Ted (Pat) Dent of Nacogdoches, Texas; four children: W. Robin (Pat) Whiteside of Austin, Vikki Whiteside of Midpines, CA, Marti (Ron) Willens of Pacific Palisades, CA and Stan (Tay Tanya) Whiteside of Fajardo, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren: Gage Brown of Austin, William R. Whiteside of Austin, Brandy Whiteside (Justin Little) of Austin, Shane Ingraham of Austin, Zack (Yesika) Ingraham of Austin, Stephanie Ingraham of Los Angeles, CA and Troy Whiteside of Austin; and seven great-grandchildren: Easton Brown, Noah Ingraham, Kobe Ingraham, Kaylee Whiteside, David Whiteside, Cris Whiteside and Jaylee Whiteside.

Sid Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate at the memorial service at 11:00 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ouida's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3520 Executive Center Dr., Suite #140, Austin, Texas 78731.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at The Summit Northwest for their contributions to Ouida's care and comfort.

09/02/2014

Taylor Keith Keele, 21, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Memorial Medical Hospital in San Augustine.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 1, 1993 in Nacogdoches to Troy and Tirrie (Dobos) Keele. He graduated from Timpson High School in 2011 where he graduated with honors and was ranked 14th in his class and he was active in powerlifting and track. Taylor was full of life, he loved skiing, fishing & rope swings. He was a dare devil and lived life to the fullest, always with a smile, full of love and energy. He will be truly missed by his family & friends.

He is preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Opal Dobos & Sue Keele, Grandfather, Dan Keele, Uncle, Tony Keele, Uncle, Cowboy Santos and Uncle, Danny Keele.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Troy & Tirrie Keele of Center

Brother:
Randall Gilchrist & wife, Cheli of Martinsville

Sister:
Terrin Strahan & husband, Brenton of Gary

Brother:
Therrin Keele & fiancé, Tiffany of Center

Twin Brother:
Tyler Keele & girlfriend, Kelsey of Center

Brother:
Camden Hughes of Center

Grandfathers:
Doug Dobos of Tenaha
Marshall Dover of Center

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:
Ryan Keele, Matthew Stanley, Mark Stanley, Lonnie Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Sr. & Michael Hurst

Honorary Pallbearers:
Marshall Dover, Doug Dobos & Justin McGuire
In lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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