08/22/2018

Darrell Gray, 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2018 in Etoile. He was born on February 6, 1930 in Shelbyville, Texas to Byron Gray and Reba Claybrook Gray. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Darrell grew up in the Shelbyville, Joaquin and Logansport areas. He was an extremely hard worker who made a career in the automotive industry as a paint and body specialist. Darrell even owned his own shop in Corrigan for more than twenty years. He married Olee Henson in 1974, and they were married for over twenty years before her passing. Darrell was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. One of his favorite activities that brought him such peace was watching deer and doves feed. He was a member of Etoile Pentecostal Church.

Darrell is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Daniel and husband, Morris of Etoile and Margaret White of Angleton; sons, Darrell Gray, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Chester and Lewis Gray of Etoile; sisters, Dean Glaze of Houston, Brenda Barber of Logansport and Doris Glover and husband, Dale of Logansport; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Olee Gray; parents, Byron and Reba Gray; brother and sisters, Addie Henderson, Vernon Gray, Jim Gray, Troyce Gray and Billie Janet Ramsey; son-in-law, Belton White.

Pallbearers will be Slinky Daniel, Bryan Daniel, Tim Daniel, Michael Gray, Terrence Murphy and Steven Barton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Daniel, Ceverick Daniel, Sean Murphy, Jacob Daniel and Corbyn Daniel.

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

08/22/2018

A memorial service honoring the life of Susan Grayson Kawaja, 71 of Joaquin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Center, TX with Mike Michalak officiating. 

Susan was born June 7 1947, in Joaquin, TX to Willie “Bidden” and Ellen Wicker Grayson and passed away on August 21, 2018, in Shreveport, LA. 

Preceding Susan in death were her parents, brothers, Paul L. Grayson and Tommy Grayson. 

Those left behind to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Dean F. Kawaja; daughters, Gentry Lynn Matlock and husband Danny Keith, Donna Sue Ellen Barnes and husband Danny Kevin; sons, Freddy Kawaja and wife Karen, Eric Herman Kawaja, Paul Essa Kawaja and wife Dana; sisters, Betsy Chambliss and husband Benny, Alene Whiddon and husband James; eleven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

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

08/20/2018

Jim Fisher, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  

Mr. Fisher was born February 17, 1946, in Temple, to James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher. He served in the United States Army. His hobbies included riding motorcycles, hunting, trail riding and spending time with his family. He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

He is survived by
Wife of 44 years: Deb Fisher of Center

Children: 
Jeff Fisher and wife, Traci, of Gulf Shores, Alabama
Amber Fisher Vidrine and husband, Landon, of Center

Grandchildren:
Christopher Fisher
Benjamin Fisher
Jaxx Fisher
Ali Vidrine
Gage Vidrine

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Maciekowicz, Landon Vadrin, Alan Ricketson, Brad Parker and Jessie Hughes.

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

08/20/2018

Neal Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Jones was born August 14, 1940, in Shelby County, to Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones. Neal Jones was truly a self-made man. He worked hard all his life to provide for his wife, Joan, and his three boys: Mike, Matt, and Marc. With an entrepreneurial spirit and do-it-yourself attitude, he succeeded at many endeavors including: J&B Trucking, Neal Jones Portable Building Moving, Farming, a greenhouse nursery, and many more. He had a passion for the Old West, enjoying any film or show with John Wayne. Known affectionately as Papaw to his 6 grandchildren, his family enjoyed his sense of humor and grit. He truly loved his wife and family up until the last. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by

Wife: Joan Jones

Sons:
Mike Jones and wife, Diane
Matt Jones and wife, Jeannine
Marc Jones

Grandchildren:
Carsen Jones McFarland and husband, Wil
Caleb Jones
Katherine Jones
Joshua Jones
Sara Jones
Jonathan Jones

Brother: Bobby Jones and wife, Shirlene

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friends: 
Greg Gay
Ramiro and Anna Montero

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones

Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Matt Jones, Marc Jones, Caleb Jones, Jonathan Jones, Ramiro Montero, Buren Lowe and Stephen Fults. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Harkness, Mark “Twain” Livingston, Hunter “Bubba” Mallory, Jason Burch and Greg “Shorty” Gay.

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

08/15/2018

Drue Harris, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 13, 2018 in Center. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Fairplay, Texas to Turner Edward Harris and Madaline Ruby Wyatt Harris. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Harris Cemetery in Fairplay with Bro. Robert Ortigo officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
Drue grew up in Starville and worked on the custodial staff at Henderson ISD until retirement. Drue met Mary Ellen Anderson at church in 1989 and immediately was smitten. On July 3, 1990, the two were married and built a beautiful life together with their families for 28 years. Drue was so good to Mary Ellen and was devoted to doing whatever he could for her and their children. Drue loved to talk. Some of his favorite topics were sharing stories about his parents and his job at the pecan orchard. He was also very devoted to his faith in the Lord. He treasured the moments spent listening to his wife read the Bible to him as well as listening to the Gaither’s gospel group. Drue could sit for hours just watching them on VHS tapes. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors farming, gardening and taking care of the lawn. Drue was a member of Church of God in White Oak.
 
Drue is survived by:

Wife, Mary Ellen Anderson Harris

Sons:
James Allen Dunahoe of Gladewater
Billy Joe Dunahoe and wife, Rhonda of Gladewater
Jack Edwin Dunahoe of Gladewater
Samuel Elton Smalley of Houston

Daughters:
Kathy Thigpen and husband, Jerry of Woodville
Barbara Jean Sorrells and husband, Jesse of Gladewater
Theresa Jones and husband, Buck of Joaquin

Sisters:
Barbara Ann Harris Brown of San Antonio
Linda Gay Harris of Winona

Niece, Sherry Reed and husband, Wayne of Starville

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Madaline Harris and his sister, Evelyn Deloris Roberts.

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

08/15/2018

Helen P. Southerland, 79, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in Pflugerville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Southerland was born October 20, 1938, in Center, to George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell. She grew up in the Sardis Community of Shelby County and graduated from Center High School. After high school, she lived in Houston, Dallas, Joaquin and later Georgetown. Helen was a vibrant and independent woman who never realized how beautiful she was both inside and out. Although she had careers in the telecommunications, finance, tech, and grocery industries, Helen’s primary occupation was as a loving mother and sister. Blessed with a sharp mind and a quick wit, Helen was the life of the party and loved nothing more than playing games of Scrabble and 42 with her sisters Louie Don and Georgia and her nephew Mitchell. In her later years, Helen relocated to Central Texas and, together with her daughter Candy, she spent many weekends exploring the Hill Country and restaurants in and around Austin. 

She is survived by
Daughter: Candy Southerland of Pflugerville

Sisters:
Dixie Whiteside of Sardis
Louie Don Speedy and husband, Richard, of Houston
Georgia Bloodgood of Campti

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: John Southerland
Parents: George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell

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

08/13/2018

Janice Carol Snider, 75, of Garrison, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Houston.

Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. 

Mrs. Jan was born July 21, 1942, in Many, Louisiana, to Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver.  

She is survived by
Daughter: Kristi Parfait and husband, Clyde

Grandchildren: 
Maylee 
Cayden
Kynlee
Shon and wife, Brigitte

Son: Kevin Weldon

Grandchildren:
Sarah 
Ashley 

Daughter: Ava Sumners and husband, Terry
Grandchildren:
Christopher 
Lauren

Son: Kerry Weldon and wife, Sharyn

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Brother: Richard Tarver and wife, Mary Beth

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerrel Snider
Son: Kendall Weldon
Parents: Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver

08/13/2018

Lisa Jo Stephenson, 57, of Gary, Texas passed away on August 12, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 30, 1960, in Carthage, Texas, Lisa Jo is the daughter of the late Marlin Joe Stephenson and Barbara Jeff Stephenson.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, FM 999, Gary, Texas.  

Lisa Jo was raised in Gary, Texas and graduated from Gary High School.  After graduation she went to work for Acme Brick in Garrison before retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed with Nuverra Environmental Solutions. She enjoyed farming, ranching, and sorting.  Lisa Jo was an extremely hard worker always having a positive outlook on life and circumstances.  She showed cattle, competed in sorting and ranch rodeo events, bringing home buckles for her extreme effort.  Lisa Jo was an avid Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fan, entering and competing in the annual BBQ cook-off each year.  She had a phenomenal dutch oven cobbler.  She loved cooking outdoors in her dutch oven cookware.  Lisa Jo had two special companions, “Cowgirl” her dog, and “Jasper” her horse whom she loved to ride.  

She is survived by: 
Her aunt: Dixie Watkins of Carthage, Texas

Cousins:
Barbara Cook
Caddell Stephenson and wife Gaye
Danny Stephenson and wife Linda
Michael Stephenson and wife Patsy
Sammy Stephenson and wife Charlotte
Jerry Stephenson and wife Patricia
Dewayne Shinn and wife Sharon
Carry Shinn and wife Karen
Darrell Shinn and wife Leeann
Sandy Hendricks and husband Craig
Larry Crump and wife Liliana
Larry Don Vines and wife Sheena

Numerous other cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Lisa Jo is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and sister, Teresa Stephenson, and the love of her life Bruce Johnson.

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

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

 

08/13/2018

Linda Beth Carnahan died unexpectedly July 25, 2018 from complications related to a previously undiagnosed cancer. Family members were at her side when she passed away, just three days after her 71st birthday.

Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, wife and friend. She was a talented and creative cook and was known to put out a tremendous spread at holidays and family get-togethers. She was an avid reader. Linda gardened and loved her dogs, and she relished the beauty of Texas wildflowers, especially bluebonnets. She invested herself deeply in a vibrant community of friends who supported each other and together worked to bring awareness and research attention to pancreatic cancer, in honor of her mother.

Nursing was Linda’s professional calling. After attending East Texas Baptist College in Marshall and El Centro College in Dallas, she was licensed as an R.N in 1968. In 1986, she attended graduate school at San Jose State University and became a nurse practitioner. She believed that every person was deserving of the best, most effective care possible. For more than three decades, she skillfully helped to meet the needs of her patients at hospitals, nursing homes, schools, clinics and doctors’ offices. Her family and friends benefitted from her nursing skills as well. In particular, she was of invaluable and loving support to each of her parents in their final months of life.

Linda Beth Burns was born July 22, 1947 in Center, Texas and grew up in Tenaha, Texas. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1965, where she was homecoming queen.

In 1968 Linda married Jerry Andrews of Dallas. They had three children together before separating in 1997. In 2004 she married Charles Carnahan. He passed away in 2006. She spent her adult life in Dallas and the Dallas suburbs of Desoto and Duncanville.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Albert (Daddy Albert) and Virginia (Mama Gina) Burns, and by her second husband, Charles (Charlie) Carnahan.

She adored her family. She is survived by her brothers, Robert Burns and Barry Burns (Lisa), daughter Michelle Andrews Smith (Blake), sons Joshua Andrews (Meghan) and Jeremy Andrews, grandchildren Madeleine and Henry Smith and Leilani Castillo, niece Kennedy Burns, nephews Cooper Burns and Matthews Burns (Jill), and great nephews Luke and Jake Burns.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider a donation to PANCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, at www.pancan.org. Linda was active in PANCAN after her mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer, and she cherished her many wonderful friends from that community. 

08/09/2018

Memorial service for Fredrick Clyde Bryan, age 87, of Center, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Center United Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall (old church) officiated by Charles Geuin.

Clyde was born January 9, 1931, in San Augustine County at White City to Jefferson Bryan and Loda Lee (Gregory) Bryan.

At the age of 18, Clyde joined the Army Air Corp.  Shortly before discharge, he married Anna Laura Hixanbaugh and remained married for 60 years. They had four children: Fred, Judi, Don and John Bryan.

After discharge, he worked as a pipe liner, lumberjack in Oregon, explosive expert, and for 26 years was a boiler maker. He retired to Center, Texas, close to his home town of Broaddus. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and studying the Bible.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Judi and husband John Michael Carpenter of Broadalbin, N.Y.

Son, John Bryan and wife Teresa of Kelso, Washington

11 grandchildren

15 great-grandchildren

Brothers:
Hedrick Bryan
Gerald Dwain Bryan and wife Bonney Marie
Lloyd Bryan and wife Lois

Sister, Dessie Christian Cowan and husband Howell

He is preceded in death by wife, Anna Laura; sons, Fred and Don; parents, Jefferson and Loda Bryan; brothers, Jefferson Ray Bryan, William Marion Bryan and Arthur; sisters, Mary Ann Bryan and Armatha Sue Amore.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Foundation.

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

08/09/2018

Juanita Bush, 96, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1921 in Shelby County to Fred Franks and Tommie Strawn Franks. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Kris Groda officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 

Juanita grew up in Shelby County. She graduated from Cooper High School in Arcadia and later continued her education to receive her Associate’s Degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).Juanita worked for Shelby Regional Medical Center and at Holiday Nursing Home. She was a kind and loving woman dedicated to helping care for her family. 

Juanita is survived by: 
Her daughters: 
Carolyn Golden of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Connie Stewart and husband, Ronnie of Cookville

Grandchildren: 
Rodney Golden and wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma
DeAnn Jonte’ and husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Derek Golden of San Antonio and Ty Abston and wife, Anne of Dallas

Great-grandchildren:
Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Taylor Anne and husband, Kort Breaux of Boerne
Tanner Abston of Dallas and Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, Kentucky

Numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ozroe Bush; parents, Fred and Tommie Franks; brothers, Henry D. Franks, Howard Franks and Harold Franks; and sisters, Bobbie Badger and Freda Mae LaBeth.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Golden, Derek Golden, Kerry Franks, J.D. Franks, Jay Jonte, Ty Abston and Mike LaBeth.
Honorary pallbearers are Pat Franks and Darren Wiggins.

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

08/09/2018

Joyce Dorris age 85, of Garrison, Texas died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 26, 1932 in Dallas, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas before service.

Survivors:

Sons:
Michael Watson Clark
James Stacey Dorris

Daughters:
Rubye Laree Dorris Wiggins and husband Mike
Susan Parrish
Teresa Diane Conner
Lynna Beth Hale & husband Randy

Sister: Sandy Lawson Naturch

Brother: Jim Burgay

Grandchildren: Karla Stevens, Dennis Clark, Caroline Garner and husband Ryan, Amber Vasilenko and husband Viktor, Amanda Armendariz and husband Kahli, Blythe Squires and husband Chad, Sarah Parrish, Christopher Tatum, Kimberly Tatum, Mickey Conner

10 Great-Grandchildren

Services are entrusted to Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

08/06/2018

Martin “Marty” Mikesh, 54, of Timpson, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Mikesh was born December 31, 1963, in Kountze, to Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Mr. Mikesh was a member of Timpson Fire Department and Emergency Ambulance Service.

He is survived by
Wife: Tammy Mikesh of Timpson

Children:
Ashley Mikesh Durrett and husband, Jason, of Timpson
Brian Mikesh and wife, Ashley, of Silsbee
Phillip Mikesh and wife, Ciera, of Timpson
David Lawhorn and wife, Nora, of Timpson
MeLisa Moore and husband, Danny, of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Christopher Booker
Angel Booker
Cody Booker
James Durrett
Dusty Durrett
Braxton Mikesh
James Mikesh
Briley Mikesh
Shane Mikesh
Jacob Mikesh
Autumn Lawhorn
David Lawhorn Jr.
Victoria Lawhorn
Allison Lawhorn
Danny Moore Jr. and wife, Jessica
Kristin Powell
Joshua Moore

Great-Grandchildren:
Faith
Jeremiah
Colton
Taylor
Kali
Khloe

Siblings:
Betsy Byrd and husband, Jimmy, of Carthage
Bubba Mikesh and wife, Iva, of Center
Karen Wilkinson and husband, Tommy, of Tenaha
Angel Rodgers and husband, Rodney, of Joaquin

Mother-in-law: Mary Stephenson of Timpson

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: 
Debra Vick and husband, Frank, of Silsbee
Thomas King of Timpson
Angelia Palmer and husband, Tim, of Silsbee
Lila Reynold and husband, Rusty, of Silsbee
Billy Dickerson and wife, Lisa, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Aunt: Evelyn Sterns

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh
Sister: Janice Elizabeth Mikesh
Niece: Tawsha Fayette Mikesh
Nephews: Buddy Boyett, Joey “Fat Boy” Windham

Pallbearers will be Tommy King, Billy Dickerson, Dustin King, Chad Mikesh, Wade Angelo and Zach Graham.

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

08/06/2018

Lola Mae Davis, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Davis was born December 12, 1932, in Shelbyville, to Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby.  She enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.  Her favorite times were those spent with family and friends.  Mrs. Davis was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by
Husband of 61 years: Buck Davis of Center

Children:
Lynn Davis and wife, Yolanda, of Center
Joyce Dean and husband, Junior, of Shelbyville
Howard Davis and wife, Patty, of Center

Grandchildren:
Tim Parker and wife, Emily, of Minden, Louisiana
Brittany Foster and husband, Matt, of Center
Josh Davis and wife, Lindsay, of Center
Clayton Dean of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren:
Carson Parker
Case Parker
Roman Foster
Ivy Foster
Raylee Davis
Hayes Davis

Sisters:
Merle Farmer and husband, John, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Ola Bell Arney of Adrian, Missouri

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby
Sisters: Annie Ruth Coots, Fronie Moore

Pallbearers will be Tim Parker, Josh Davis, Danny Scarborough, Matt Foster, Billy Davis and Sonny Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Parker, Clay Dean, John Koltonski and Roman Foster.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 177 CR 2450, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of our wife and mother.

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

08/06/2018

 

Lynnette Ann Bosman, 57, of Houston, Texas, passed away on August 2, 2018 in Humble, TX. She was born on August 26, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Jake Stoll and Margaret Blackburn Stoll. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 

Lynnette (Lenny) grew up in Houston where she met Walter Bosman, Jr. The two were married on July 25, 1980 and spent over 34 beautiful years together before his passing in 2015. Jr. truly was the great love of her life. Outside of her career as a property manager, Lenny enjoyed crocheting and various other crafts, playing online games and poker, tending to her plants and working through numerous puzzle books. She was candid and outspoken, generous to others in times of need and loved her children and grandchildren. She was extremely proud of the family she had created with Jr. 

Lynnette is survived by:

Son, Walter Bosman III and wife, Alyssa of Katy

Daughter, Christie Bosman

Significant other, Oscar Rodriguez of Cypress

Brothers:
Paul Lonneberg and wife, Ernestine of Anniston, Alabama
Kirk Lonneberg and wife, Janet of Baytown

Sisters:
Sandra Mauro of Katy
Diana Graham and husband, Don of Baytown
Karen Wright and Stacy Childress of San Saba

Grandchildren, Jett Bosman and Meagan Behrens.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bosman, Jr.; parents, Jake and Margaret Stoll; grandparents Meta and Jake Stoll Sr. and brother-in-law, Nick Mauro.

Pallbearers will be Walter Bosman III, Oscar Rodriguez, Don Graham, Don Graham III, Allen O’Quain and Clint Collins.

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

08/02/2018

Kathryn Johnson Griffin, 91, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Private graveside service will be held at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. 

Mrs. Griffin was born April 3, 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson. Her hobbies included gardening, working puzzles, and caring for her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Robert Griffin of Garrison, Texas
John Griffin and wife, Glenna, of Garrison, Texas
Max Griffin Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana
Kathy Petersen and husband, Reid, of Elysian Fields, Texas
Ginger Gwinn of Shreveport, Louisiana

12 Grandchildren

14 Great Grandchildren

Siblings:
Phillip Johnson of Arizona
William Johnson of Canadian, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Max R. Griffin, Sr.
Great Grandson: Jackson Glen Griffin
Parents: John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson
Siblings: Roy Johnson, Gertrude Westbrook, Imogene Gaiennie, Dorothy Morgan

Pallbearers will be Jason Griffin, John Griffin Jr., Taylor Griffin, Christian McCoy, Drew Hermes, Colton Barrett
Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Barrett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mrs. Griffin to a charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.

08/02/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

08/02/2018

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

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

He is survived by:

Son, Joey (Jakara) Mardis of Houston

Grandson, Jacoby Mardis of Houston

Granddaughter, Zenee Mardis of Houston

Mother, Melva Colbert of Houston

Father, Joe D. Whittaker of Houston

Brother, Mario Bussey of South Carolina

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

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.

08/01/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pallbearers serving will be Boy Scouts Troop #113.

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

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements

08/01/2018

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

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

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

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

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

Sister: Mavis Williams of Illinois

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

Great-grandson: Mickey Lewis

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

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

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

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

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