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01/18/2016

Jason Hubert Covington, 54, of Center, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Center. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Covington was born November 9, 1961, in Nacogdoches, to John Maxie Covington and Joy Hughes Covington. He attended Kilgore College and Stephen F. Austin University. Mr. Covington was a loving husband and a devoted dad. His wife and three boys were the light of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shelby County Cruisers, NHRA and Center Country Club. Mr. Covington was very active in youth baseball, having coached for several years. He was Vice President of Covington Lumber and Construction Company for thirty-one years.

He is survived by
Wife of 24 years: Michelle Chandler Covington of Center

Children:
Jacob Covington of Center
Jaxon Covington of Center
Jace Covington of Center

Mother: Joy Hughes Covington of Center

Brother: Johny Covington and wife, Tammie, of Center

Sister: Jennifer Golden of Cypress

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Charles and Carolyn Chandler

Sister-in-law: Danielle Permenter and husband, Dennis, of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Justin Golden
Joanna Golden
Jana Keele
Joel Covington
Colton Rhame

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends and a very large baseball family

Preceded in death by
Father: John Covington

Pallbearers will be Jerry Huffman, Pug Hughes, Jason Mitchell, Dale Alexander, Joe Gutierrez, Joe Whittlesey, Efren Espino and Jesus Espino. Honorary pallbearers will be Marlin Jones, Jerry Cassell, Billy Bob McAdams, Mike Carlson, Clark Mundt, Bill Lloyd, Gary McDonald, Billy Ray Thompson, Larry Horn, Mark Eberlan, Dusty Griffis, Kenneth Jones, Bob Mooney, James Goodwyn, Donnie Moody, Ronnie Adams and Miguel Bueno.

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

01/18/2016

Lloyd Ernest Bilbo, 88, of Center formerly of Vidor, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor with Wayne Woolwine officiating. Visitation will be 30 mins prior to the graveside service in Vidor.

He was born November 14, 1927 in Vidor to Ernest Raymond and Susie (Simmons) Bilbo. He worked for Greer Equipment for many years as a heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ernest & Susie Bilbo, Son, Lloyd Bilbo, Jr., Wife, Clara Jean Weaver Bilbo, Wife, Dorothy Hunt Bilbo, infant brother and 2 Sisters, Ivey Henderson and Thelma Henderson

He is survived by:

Daughter: Cathey Monk & husband, Sammy of Center

Step Daughter: Nelda Hunt Cook of Etoile

Sister: Wilma Woolwine & husband, Wayne of Collins, Mississippi

Brother: Gerald Bilbo & wife, Edna of Vidor

Grandchildren:
Rachel Huff Dannar & husband, Dustin of Montana
Amber Monk & Johnny Cole of Nacogdoches
Matt Monk & wife, Katrina of Center
Serenda Brittain
Darrell Cook
Darren Cook

Great-Grandchildren:
Natalie Hill
Leigha Hill
Aleena Dannar
Kennedy Cole

Numerous other Relatives, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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

01/18/2016

Ruth Metcalf Scarborough, 93, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 9, 1922 in Sabine County, Texas to Vestal and Mertie (Hendricks) Metcalf. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Vestal and Mertie Metcalf, Husband, Jeff Scarborough, Granddaughter, Pam Scarborough Baldwin, Brother, Clarence Metcalf and Sister, Gladys Schillings.

She is survived by:

Children:
Larry Scarborough & wife, Mozell of Pasadena
Deloris Sample & husband, Donald of Quitman
Danny Scarborough & wife, Judy of Huxley
Merlyon Chandler & husband, Larry of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Jeffery Scarborough of Pasadena
Tammy Schnell & husband, Kent of Houston
Derek Sample & wife, Romney of Center
Dena Brewer & husband, Rick of Quitman
Delicia Sample Smith of Quitman
Donel Sample & wife, Joyce of Greenville
Phillip Scarborough & wife, Stacey of Huxley
Patrick Scarborough & wife, Jaclyn of Huxley

Great-Grandchildren: Kaley Moore & husband, Russell, Andrea Scarborough, Ashtin & Ana Schnell, Rustyn Sample & Ainsley Beaver, Jayson Smith, Alexis Sample, Alayna Sample, Taylor & Emily Kepley, Savannah Green &
Alli Baldwin, Brayden, Brylee, Brysen & Bryant Scarborough & Ashton & Saylor Scarborough

Numerous Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers: Derek Sample, Phillip Scarborough, Patrick Scarborough, Jeffery Scarborough, Donel Sample, Rustyn Sample, Kent Schnell & Scotty Baldwin

Honorary Pallbearers: Great Grandsons, Cecil Dean & Craig Jones

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

01/17/2016

Dolly Bell Molina, 83, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Lawrence Street Health Care Center in Tomball.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home until service time.

She was born November 8, 1932 in Shelby County to Edgar Allen “Shorty” and Annie Bell (Tomlin) Sanford. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Shorty & Annie Bell Sanford, Husband, Martin J. Molina, Infant Son, J. Leonard Sanford, Grandsons, Wesley Livingston & Kevin Taylor, Brother, James Douglas Sanford, and Step Daughter, Sherry Whitten.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Dianne Livingston & husband, Richard of Center
Brenda Sue Lynch

Sons:
Don Allen Taylor & wife, Debbie of Houston
Bobby Dean Taylor, Jr. of Cameron
Bill Moore & wife, Melissa of Spring

Step-Children:
Annette Molina Railey & husband, Lewis of Houston
Tammy Molina Brown & husband, Wayne of Highlands
Martin “Sambo” Molina, Jr. & wife, Kelly of Houston

Grandchildren:
Bryan Livingston & wife, Amanda
Bobby G. Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
B.J. Taylor
Billy Dean Taylor
Shaina Rodriguez & husband, Jeff
Blaine Moore
Amber Moore
Ashley Moore

Sisters:
Joyce Hughes of Timpson
Dorothy Jean Livingston of Jasper

Numerous Great Grandchildren, Niece & Nephews & Numerous Step Grandchildren

Pallbearers: Bryan Livingston, Bobby G. Taylor, Blaine Moore, Billy Dean Taylor, B.J. Taylor and Cash Livingston

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

01/17/2016

James Harold Enmon, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, in The Woodlands.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Enmon was born December 12, 1933, in Shelbyville, to H. E. Enmon and Era B. Dockens Enmon. He was a member of IBEW Local #479, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Bobbie Wagstaff Enmon of Shelbyville

Children:
Victor and Jo Ellen Enmon of Montgomery
Kristi and Johnny Conn of Little Cypress

Grandchildren:
Stormy and James V. Enmon, II of Beaumont
Christin and Justin Hommel of Katy
Leslie and Daniel Ruiz of Mauriceville
Shelly and Michael Magoulas of Houston

Great Grandchildren:
Corbin Hommel
Adilyn Hommel
Avery Ruiz
Kenzee Kirkland
Arriving in May, Lena Magoulas

Sister:
Ima Ruth Snider of Beaumont

Nephew: Stephen Snider of Clear Lake

Sisters-in-law:
Opal and R.O. Duncan of Grandbury
Sue Gomez of San Diego, California

Preceded in death by
Parents: H. E. Enmon and Era B. Dockens Enmon
Father and Mother-in-law: Jewel and Altha Wagstaff
Granddaughter: Victoria Jo Enmon
Brothers-in-law: Kenneth O. Snider, Camilo Gomez
Nephew: Kenneth “Kenny” Snider

Pallbearers will be Larry Enmon, Tom Enmon, James V. Enmon II, Stephen Snider, Daniel Ruiz, Michael Magoulas, Chuck Bailey and Justin Hommel. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Enmon, Arnold Soucia, Tony Samford and members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Extra Life benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at www.extra-life.org.

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

01/17/2016

Billie Marie Brown, 79, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Brown was born April 4, 1936, in Center, to Charlie Morgan Moore and Katie Bell Britton Moore. She worked at The Fashion on the square in Center for several years. She loved gospel music and singing.

She is survived by
Husband: Joe Brown of Timpson

Children:
Ray Conner and wife, Betty, of Diana
Arie Ann Baker of Timpson
Dawn Bowers of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Suzanne Clower and husband, Clint, of White Oak
Crystal Conner and fiancé, Blake, of Lewisville
Michael Bowers
Timothy Bowers

Great-Granddaughter: Kinzlee Clower of White Oak

Sister: Merle Bridges of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charlie Morgan Moore and Katie Bell Britton Moore
Brothers: Sonnie Moore, Charles Edward Moore

Pallbearers will be Naylor Bowers, Clint Clower, Michael Bower, Timothy Bowers and Blake Leighton. Honorary pallbearer will be Phillip Baker.

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

01/14/2016

Clarine Brimer Akridge, 80, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bob Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Ms. Akridge was born March 16, 1935, in the Zavalla Community of Angelina County, to Earl Brimer and Margaret Jones Brimer. In 1949, she married Virgil E. Akridge. Together, they raised nine children. Ms. Akridge loved her family and friends. Her favorite pastimes included playing Bingo and gardening.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Odell Renfro and husband, Tommy, of Chireno
Pat King and husband, Floyd, of Lufkin
Margaret Teets and husband, Ronnie, of Corrigan

Sons:
Carl Akridge and wife, Donna, of Martinsville
Harlan Akridge and wife, Terrie, of Aiken
Virgil Akridge and wife, Lucia, of El Paso
Jim Akridge of Lufkin

Son-in-law: David Jinkins

26 Grandchildren

40 Great-Grandchildren

6 Great-Great-Grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband of 55 years: Virgil Akridge
Daughter: Ruby Jinkins
Son: Ricky Akridge
Parents: Earl Brimer and Margaret Jones Brimer
Brothers: Walter Brimer, Buck Brimer, Joe Brimer, Bill Brimer
Sisters: Evelyn Foster, Louise Oates

Pallbearers will be Jamie Jinkins, Michael Jinkins, Jerrod Jinkins, Floyd King Jr., Stephen King and Charles Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Melrose Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 632672, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

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

01/14/2016

Harold William Weipert II, 69, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Houston.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Weipert was born July 7, 1946, in Deridder, Louisiana, to Harold William Weipert I and Bobbie Lucille Weipert. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War. Mr. Weipert enjoyed goldmining, fishing, playing chess and woodworking.

He is survived by
Daughter: Bobbie Solet of Cypress

Son: Harold Weipert of Cypress

Grandchildren:
Brenden Dunlap of Cypres
Duane Dunlap of Ft. Lewis, Washington

Sisters:
Mary Clifton of Lufkin
Betty Dayton of Lake Jackson

Mother: Bobbie Lucille Taylor of Center

Stepfather: William Taylor of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Harold William Weipert I
Sister: Minnie Weipert

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

01/14/2016

Annie Joyce Ford, 72 of Houston, passed away on December 31, 2015 in Houston.

Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. John Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Bruce McCoy officiating.

She is survived by:

Step-mother: Selma Lathan of Center

Sisters:
Helen Osby of Houston
Mattie Lastraps and husband Larry of Houston
Mattie Suell and husband Melvin of Center

Brothers:
Albert Reed and wife Mattie of Hungerford
Micheal Harrison and wife Charlotte of Dallas
James Wayne Lathan and wife Zona of Shreveport
Claudus Lathan and wife Machelle of Center
Kimble Lathan and wife Deidra of Center

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

01/13/2016

T.J. Hass, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker and Bro. Ben Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Hass was born May 5, 1936, in Wood County, to Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Hass and Ina Marie Harvey Hass. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and visiting with his family. Mr. Hass was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Lois Chambliss Hass of Joaquin

Children:
Vicki Brittain and husband, Dab, of Joaquin
Rex Hass and wife, Sherry, of Joaquin
Tim Hass and wife, Kay, of Joaquin
Lisa Hall and husband, Steve, of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Christopher Brittain and wife, Stephanie, of Carthage
Tommy Hass of Shelbyville
Ben Brittain and wife, Tiffany, of Joaquin
Tracy Bryant and husband, Jonathan, of Joaquin
Justin Hall and wife, Amanda, of Lindale
Jonathon Hass of Shelbyville
Mimi Creasy and husband, Scott, of Tenaha
Erin Gray and husband, Trevor, of Tyler

Great-Grandchildren:
Amber Oliver and husband, Jeremy
Matthew Mitchell
Cassity Brittain
Mason Brittain
Zach Hass
Dakota Hass
Casey Hass
Lariat Brittain
Chandler Brittain
Ryland Brittain
Kinsey Bryant
Madalyn Bryant
Maverick Hall
Max Hall
Case Creasy
Roxy Gray

Great-Great-Grandchild: Conway Oliver

Sister: Betty Lyles of Alba

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Hass and Ina Marie Harvey Hass
Infant Daughter: Patti Jean Hass
Granddaughter: Laura Hall

Pallbearers will be Jerry McGee, Christopher Brittain, Jonathon Bryant, Scott Creasy, Justin Hall, Trevor Gray, Zack Hass and Dakota Hass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Logansport Missionary Baptist Church or Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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

01/13/2016

Doris Hughes Taylor, 96, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin with Mike Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Taylor was born March 29, 1919, in Joaquin, to Robert C. Hughes and Effie Cooper Hughes. She spent twenty years as a career U.S. Navy wife, two of those years were in occupied Japan. She kept home fires burning while he kept the world safe. She was a member of Joaquin and Jackson Baptist Churches and also a charter member of Sandia Baptist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She is survived by
Daughter: Susan Taylor Clay of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Taylor Clay and wife, Tine, of Austin, Texas
Brian Clay and wife, Kristen, of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Commander Chris Taylor (USN, ret.) of Washington, D.C.
Yvette Benson and husband, Paul, of Naples, Florida

Great-Grandchildren:
Austin Clay of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Christopher T. Taylor of Washington, D.C.
Mariangela Taylor of Washington, D.C.
Andrea “Tiffany” Taylor of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charlotte Taylor of Washington, D.C.
Bjorn Benson of Naples, Florida
Leif Benson of Naples, Florida
Eva Sofia Benson of Naples, Florida

Great-Great Grandchildren:
Valentina Schneider of Washington, D.C.

Sister: Mildred English of Joaquin

Special Niece: Mattie Borders of Joaquin

Sister-in-law: Winl Taylor Lambeth of Tyler

Cousin: Robert Lane Gunter and wife, Mary Lou, of Marshall

Preceded in death by
Husband: Thomas “Jack” Taylor
Son: Thomas E. “Tommy” Taylor
Son-in-Law: Wayne Clay
Brothers: Ceal Hughes, Boyce Hughes
Sister: Bobbie Woodfin, Iris Brittain

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

01/11/2016

Esterlene (Amy) Byndom, age 79, of Center, passed away Saturday evening, January 9, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Viewing will be held 10am until 11am on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Center, Texas with Rev. Winston Kibbles officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, V.K. Byndom of Center

Son, Keith Byndom and wife, Cristy of Center

Daughter, Gail Lister of Beaumont, Texas

Grandson, Christopher Byndom of Center

Sister, Barbara Lister and husband, Clyde Jr. of The Colony, Texas

Brother, Timothy Harris and wife, Billie of Center

Aunt, Addie Brown of Center

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

1/11/2016

Ashley Elizabeth Beene, 27, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ashley was born January 21, 1988, in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Ricky Neal Beene and Vivian Ann Barnhill Beene. She loved to dance and spend time with her son. She was known to have a special place in her heart for animals.

She is survived by
Son: Carter Thomas Beene

Parents: Ricky Neal and Vivian Ann Beene

Sisters:
Kim Pierce and friend, Mike, of Atlanta, Texas
Amanda Matthews and husband, Jud, of Center, Texas

Brother: James Lowe and wife, Lucy, of Suffolk, Virginia

Grandparents: Billy & Joyce Taylor

Uncles:
Randy Seavey of Virginia
Ronnie Taylor
Charles Taylor and wife, Carolyn
Gary Taylor

Aunts:
Many Font and husband, Dan, of North Carolina
Nancy Cordero of North Carolina
Debbie McAdams

Special Friend: Sabastian Steele

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Earl and Ruth Holland

Pallbearers will be Creg Taylor, Ronnie Taylor, Fisher Hardy, Jim Matthews, Jody Matthews, Sabastian Steele and Eric Kennemer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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

1/11/2016

Eugene Clifford Stolz, 83, of Shelbyville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 11, 2016, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Stolz was born December 16, 1932, in Dallas, to Gus William Stolz Sr. and Lillie Bell Tate Stolz. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was retired from General Electric, where he worked as an appliance technician. He also worked with Christian Builders. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Larry Eugene Stolz of Dallas

Daughter: Sharon Ann Shaw and husband, Robbie, of Duncanville

Stepson: Billy Boyd and wife, Jillene, of Houma Louisiana

A number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Brother: John R. Stolz and wife, Nancy, of Garland

Sister:
Linda Meredith and husband, Ronnie, of Mesquite

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife of 37 years: Audrey Mae Stolz
Parents: Gus William Stolz Sr. and Lillie Bell Tate Stolz
Sister: Lillie Mae Alexander of Dallas
Brother: Gus Stolz, Jr.

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

1/11/2016

Joe Howard Taylor, 79, of Rosenberg, Tx passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Minister, Gene Samford officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 10 o’clock Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 5, 1936 in DeSoto Parish, LA to Howard William and Eva (Stanley) Taylor. He graduated from Joaquin High School in 1953. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Brown & Root. He was a member of Avenue N Church of Christ in Rosenberg.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Howard & Eva Taylor and Twin Daughters, Laura Jane and Beverly Jean.

He is survived by:

Wife: Dixie Ruth (Wagstaff) Taylor of Rosenberg

Children:
Richard Howard Taylor & wife, Susan of Damon
William “Bill” Taylor of Rosenberg
Donna Taylor Wilson & husband, Craig of Wallis

Grandchildren:
Richard Taylor II of Needville
Joani Taylor Masliah & husband, Roman of Middle Berry, Vermont
Tammy Taylor Lopez & husband, Daniel Rosenberg
Megan Taylor Brenner & husband, Eric of Italy
Trevor Allen Preuss & wife, Aspen of Katy
Kaitlyn Preuss Smyth & husband, Josh of Wallis

7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Loretta Strong McQuirt of Logansport, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Richard Taylor II, Trevor Preuss, Daniel Lopez, Josh Smyth, Jimmy Strong, Michael Strong and Rene Rendon

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

1/11/2016

Edith Swan, age 100 of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at her home in Joaquin.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 3, 1915 in Shelby County to Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens, husband, Vernon Swan, Great Grandson, Dalton Williams and Brothers & Sisters; Ralph Owens, Mildred McCrary, Billy Owens, Ella Mae McDaniel, Olga Swan, Tommie Love and Richard Owens.

She is survived by:

2 daughters:
Virginia Kay of Joaquin
Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Vernon Williams of Joaquin
Rebekah Taylor of Joaquin
John Lloyd Kilpatrick of Joaquin
Ellen Kilpatrick Marcus & husband, Jeff of North Carolina
Michael Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren:
Emma & Abby Marcus
Sterling Williams
Johnny Ray Taylor

Honorary Pallbearers: Vernon Williams, John Lloyd Kilpatrick and Michael Kilpatrick

Pallbearers: Johnny Ray Taylor, Sterling Williams, Gabe Owens, Mark Owens, Chance David, Steve English, Race English and Cam English

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

01/09/2016

Norma “Hitt” Lout, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 11 , 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Norma Lout was born May 12, 1926, in Center, Texas, to Walter and Addie Hitt. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church. She was known for her wonderful cooking by family and friends and always enjoyed a good day of gardening and canning. Much of her time was spent talking on the phone with Sammie, but of all the things she loved in life, the one that stood out the most was being with her family and grandchildren, the light of her life.

She is survived by

Daughter:
Kim and husband, Kinnie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Kourtney and Husband, Angel Mendoza, of Tyler, TX
Kendra and Husband, Derrick Nash, of Whitehouse, TX
Jenni and husband, Bryan Mooney, of Mooresville, North Carolina
Sawyer and wife, Amber Lout, of Shelbyville, TX

Great-grandchildren:
Cole Mooney
Tyler Mooney
Austin Mooney
Dylan Mooney
Lexi Lout
Katelyn Lout
Maddox Mendoza
Adria Mendoza
Carter Nash
Greyson Nash

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Walter and Addie Hitt
Husband: Bernard Lout
Son: Shelley Lout
Sisters: Claudia Sims, Bernice Cassell, Era Jo Birdwell and Verna (Honey) Mott
Brothers: Walter (Bud) Hitt and Charles (Slick) Hitt
Grand-Daughter: Melody Ann Lout

Pallbearers will be David Cassell, Heath Harbison, John Harbison, Dewayne Bush, Wailen Mott, Steven Hitt, Terry Bailey, Richard Tomlin and Darren Wiggins.

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

1/9/2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie R. May Rowe, 88 of Houston, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorns. Mrs. Rowe was called home January 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Ann’s life journey began November 30, 1927. She was born to the marriage of Manual and Annie O’Rear May of Joaquin, Texas. Ann was a lifelong cosmetologist working in a small salon in Tenaha, Texas, later moving to Vidor, where she owned her own beauty salon on Tannahill Street. It was there she became a teacher of cosmetology. She taught three years at Vidor High School, then Orangefield, and then to Cedar Hill, in the Garland, Texas area. Ann retired from Panola College after 16 years, ending a cosmetology career spanning five decades.

The years following, Ann owned and operated two dress shops in Center and Carthage. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W., working on many fundraising events. Ann’s true love was her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grands. She loved to cook, was a wonderful seamstress and loved spending time with family and friends. Loved by her family, she will be missed greatly. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Floyd May and a son, Kenneth H. Rowe.

Mrs. Rowe is survived by:

Son, Joseph F. Rowe and wife Tracy of Joaquin

Daughters:
Carol Rowe DeBender and husband John of Houston
Mary Rowe Lopez and husband Genero of Houston

Six grandchildren:
Gregory Rowe
Kimberly Rowe Long
K. Bryan Rowe and wife Liz of Center
Trey Lopez and wife Mary of Houston
Baron Lopez and wife Jackie of Houston
Ana Michelle Lopez Castellano and husband Jehu of Houston

14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends.

An online guestbook can be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com

1/8/2016

Billy Earl Pilley, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Timothy Roberson officiating. Military graveside proceedings will follow at Shiloh Cemetary, Cass County, Texas.

Mr. Pilley was born April 4, 1947 in Abilene, Texas to Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley. Married to his life-long love, Annie Retha Owen Pilley for 48 years. He was a fighter in every way. He fought in the Vietnam War. He was a firefighter for the Irving Fire Department in Irving, TX for 25 years and he fought for justice as an officer at the Desoto Parish Sherriff's Department in Mansfield, Louisiana for 13 years. He finished his fighting career with a battle against cancer. It may have won this earthly battle but he WON the Heavenly Reward! Mr. Pilley's hobbies included fishing, hunting, enjoyed spending time in his shop always working on a project but mostly LOVED spending time with his family and serving the Lord in any and all capacities ever needed.

He is survived by

Wife: Annie Retha Owen Pilley of Logansport, Louisiana

Children:
Laticia Bomar and husband, Dwayn, of Center, TX
Sheri Jo Hutto and husband, Kevin, of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Brittany Bomar
Briana Bomar Thompson and husband, Colton
Kari Stover
Savannah Stover
Daniel Stover

Great-Grandson: Jace Thompson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley
Brother: Johhny Pilley and Linda Rose Armstrong

Son: Matthew Earl Pilley

Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church - Logansport, LA and honorary Gideon Sunday School Class of FBC

1/7/2016

Dewey Raymond Bradley, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Bradley was born February 2, 1931, in Warren, Arkansas, to Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bradley was a Deacon at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to garden, but above all, he loved God and his family.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Ola Bradley of Center

Children:
Vickie Ham and husband, B.J., of Porter
Danny Bradley and wife, Michelle, of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Brandon Kessler and wife, Christine, Atascocita
Daniel Bradley and wife, Tara, of New Caney
Cody Ham of Porter
Dylan Bradley of Porter
Cole Bradley of Porter
Ashley Peerson of Odessa, Missouri
Kellie Williams of Cleveland

Sister: Bonnie Dewberry and husband, Jim, of Houston

Brother: Floyd Bradley of Dermott, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley
Brother: J.T. Bradley
Sister: Katherine Ambrose

Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Morton and Rushing Lambert.

A special thanks to Angel Care Hospice and Green Acres Nursing Home for their companionate care.

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

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