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12/14/2017

Mary Frances Baker (88) of Galena Park, formally of Tenaha, Texas passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mrs. Baker's service will be Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Benford Chapel Baptist Church (126 Martin Luther King Drive) Tenaha, Texas 75974 at 11:00am. Elder W.G. Morris and Rev. Lynn Morris will be officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas.

Visitation is Friday, December 15, 2017 from the hours of 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Hicks Chapel.

Mrs. Baker is survived by:

Son: Michael Baker of Tenaha, Texas

Sister: Maudie Richards of Galena Park

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 MLK Drive, Center, Texas 75935.

12/13/2017

Lamar “Mac” McCowin, age 93, from Tyler and formerly Shelby County, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11am at the St. Violet Baptist Church, 14129 FM 2767, Tyler, Texas 75708 with Rev. Richard McCowin as the eulogist. Burial will follow in Kilgore Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by:
His wife of 73 years, Lurline McCowin of Tyler, Texas

Children: Iva Nell, Pastor Richard, Willie, Louis, Jerry, Shirley, and Deborah McCowin all of Tyler, Texas.

8 Grandchildren

20 Great-Grandchildren

1 Great-great-grandchild

Services are entrusted to John R. Harmon Undertaking Company, Tyler, Texas and Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

12/12/2017

Sally Parks, 68, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mrs. Parks was born September 22, 1949, in Houston, to Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth.

She is survived by
Children:
Troy W. Parks of Spring
Sally Reynolds of Center

Grandchildren:
Amber Myron of Timpson
Ashley Brown of Timpson
Alisha Dethloff of Trinity
Brianna Aldaco of Center
Benjamin Aldaco of Center
Kimberly Parks of Spring
Freedom Parks of Spring

Great-Grandchildren:
Parker Myron
Desera Myron
Austin Myron
Landon Myron
Jocelynn Rivera
Nehemiah Brown

Sister: Nena Sue Mullenix of Bedias

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Troy W. Parks
Parents: Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth
Sister: Cindy Davey of Center
Brothers: Oren W. Palmer, Jerry L. 

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

12/10/2017

Joseph “Joey” Michael Windham, Sr., 35, of Center, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Center. He was born on October 8, 1982 in Carthage, Texas to Kenneth Earl Windham, Sr. and Karen Denise Mikesh. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Cremation services will follow.

Joey grew up in Center and attended Center ISD. He had a passion for sports and loved to play football and run track. Joey rode the bus to and from school each day. This is where Stacy Williams caught his eye. He was determined to get to know Stacy and would try to ask her out every day. She constantly told him no day after day, but Joey persisted. Finally, Stacy gave in and accepted and the two were both thankful she did. On March 8, 2003 in New Waverly, Texas, Joey and Stacy were married.

While Joey never received his diploma, he didn’t allow that to keep him from succeeding. There was nothing he couldn’t do if he set his mind to it. Often people would underestimate him because of his small stature, but it never took long for the doubt to disappear. Joey was willing to work hard and complete any task placed before him. He was always a positive thinker and knew that no matter what, things would work out for the best. 

Joey, or “JoJo” as many would call him, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was also a life-long supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. His loyalty never drifted for his teams. He also was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church and was involved with the Children’s Ministry. While Joey did enjoy many activities, his most treasured times were with family. He loved to fire up the barbecue pit and would invite everyone over. Joey had such fun socializing and being around people. Family time was his favorite and the laughter and love they all shared together will be some of the fondest memories for years to come. Some of the most precious moments Joey spent were with his granddaughter. The love he had for his little angel is indescribable.

Joey is survived by:
His beloved wife: Stacy Lynn Williams Windham

Father: Kenneth Earl Windham, Sr.

Mother: Karen Denise Mikesh Wilkinson

Sons: 
Joseph Michael Windham, Jr. of Center
Dylan Matthew Windham of Center

Daughter: Taylor Nicole Garcia and husband, Dioney of Center

Brothers: 
Kenneth Earl Windham, Jr. of South Carolina
Dustin Guy Windham and Hollie Jane of Martinsville

Sisters: 
Cristy Lynn Dutton and husband, William Edward Dutton, Jr. of Center
Ashley Lacole Kunkel of Center

Granddaughter: Aubree Grace Garcia of Center

Paternal grandparents: Marshall and Bertha Windham of Center; and a host of family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Betty Mikesh.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Williams, Scotty Studie, Randy Alford, Josh Hannah, Mike Galaviz, Dioney Garcia, Brandon Bennett and Boyd Evridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home to assist with expenses for Mr. Windham’s services. 

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

12/10/2107

Kandy Lynn Nichols, 45, of Mittie, Louisiana, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, in Pineland, Texas, as the result of an automobile accident. 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Kandy was born September 22, 1972, in Carthage.

She is survived by:

Children:
Preslie Nichols of Timpson
Preston Nichols of Timpson
Kylie Jo Nichols of Timpson
Charles Wayne Higginbotham of Mittie, Louisiana

Grandson: Logan Scott of Timpson

Mother: Linda Burch and husband, Bill, of DeQuincy, Louisiana

Sister: Kasaundra Jones and Johnny Paul of Pineland

Brother: Jamie Cartwright of center

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Charles Windham

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

12/10/2017

Charles Wayne Higginbotham
, 5, of Mittie, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Houston, Texas, as a result of an automobile accident.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Charles was born November 4, 2012, in Dallas, to Jim Higginbotham and Kandy Lynn Windham Nichols.

He is survived by:
Father: Jim Higginbotham of Dallas

Brothers and Sisters:
Shelby Taylor of Dallas
Preslie Nichols of Timpson
Preston Nichols of Timpson
Kylie Jo Nichols of Timpson

Nephew: Logan Scott of Timpson

Grandmothers:
Sue Higginbotham of Dallas
Linda Burch and husband, Bill, of DeQuincy, Louisiana

Aunt: Kasaundra Jones and Johnny Paul of Pineland

Uncle: Jamie Cartwright of Center

Preceded in death by
Mother: Kandy Lynn Nichols
Grandfathers: Charles Windham, Charles Higginbotham

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

12/07/2017

Bobby M. Leonard, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Sundown Cemetery in Sundown.

Mr. Leonard was born August 7, 1937, in Altus, Oklahoma to Merl R. Leonard and Ophelia Palmer Leonard. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing golf. Mr. Leonard especially loved spending time with his family. He was a member and deacon of Toledo Bend Baptist Church and a member of Gideons International.

He is survived by:

Wife: Linda Grace Leonard of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Lari Williams of Dickinson
Sherie Willis and husband Joseph of San Leon

Son: Cary Leonard and wife Nanette of Katy

Grandchildren:
Kelsey Pennington of Shelbyville 
Krystin Pennington Johnson and husband Austin of Huxley
Kyle Leonard Louisville, CO
Scott Leonard of Houston
P.D. Willis of San Leon
Ashley Williams of Dickinson 

Great-Grandchildren:
Nicole Johnson of Huxley
Haylee Cooper of Dickinson
Alyssa Cooper of Dickinson
Trae Cooper of Dickinson

Brothers: 
Mike Leonard and wife Patty of Midland
Donnie Leonard and wife Patsy of Lubbock

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Merl R. Leonard and Ophelia Palmer Leonard

Pallbearers will be Scott Leonard, Kyle Leonard, Tanner Williams, Austin Johnson, P.D. Willis

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

12/06/2017

Evlena McDaniel, age 48, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. McDaniel passed away on December 5, 2017 at Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service is Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2pm at New Hope Baptist Church with interment at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. George Simon, officiating. Visitation is Friday, December 8, 2017 from 1pm until 6:30pm at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Husband, Aaron McDaniel of San Augustine, Texas

Son, Michael Tanner (Jasmine) of Beaumont, Texas

Daughter, Sheketa Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

5 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Thomas J. Miller (Frantoist) of Dallas, Texas
Joe Ray Miller of San Augustine, Texas
Willie T. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
John D. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
Bobby Ray Tanner (Monica) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Ella Louis Brown of Hemphill, Texas
Mary Louis Smith of San Augustine, Texas
Linda L Hooper (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Verna Lee Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
   
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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

12/05/2017

Bobbie Jo Turk went to be the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.

Bobbie Jo Turk went to be the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72. Born June 24, 1945 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Rev. Robert E. Harrison and Trula Faye Ward Harrison, she grew up in several rural towns in southern Oklahoma and western Texas.

Bobbie graduated from McMurry College, where she met the love of her life when a boy from Jal, New Mexico offered to give her a ride home to Kermit, Texas. After marriage, she spent the majority of her adult life in Benbrook, Texas. She retired from the Fort Worth ISD after 30 years in the classroom as a bilingual ESL teacher in the primary grades. She loved to teach and cherished the memories of her students.

For many years Bobbie and her husband split their time between homes in Texas and New Mexico. She was a student of southwest culture and loved to study the heritage and history of the region.

Bobbie moved to Center, Texas in 2006 to embrace her most cherished life role, that of “Grammy”. She loved to spend time with her family and especially enjoyed being close to her grandchildren. We know that she will continue to watch with pride at their accomplishments.

Bobbie knew her Lord and Savior well and while her illness was sudden and short, insisted that there be no tears.

While we all prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, she has held a nail-scarred hand. She is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, serving for nearly 30 years at Benbrook UMC and finally at First UMC of Center.

She is survived by:

Husband of 50 years, Ed Turk of Center

Son, Doug and wife, Angie, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren, Maggie and Eddie of Shelbyville

Brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David and Dr. Kelly Harrison of Blacksburg, Virginia

Sister-in-law, Wanda Lou Cook of San Angelo, Texas

Nephews:
Nathan Harrison (Stephanie) of Blacksburg, Virginia
K.C. Harrison of Blacksburg, Virginia
John David Cook of San Angelo, Texas

Niece, Prissy McCollum (Steve) of San Angelo, Texas

Great-niece, Lauren McCollum of San Antonio, Texas

Cousin, Matt Knox

Preceded in death by
Parents: Rev. Robert Edward Harrison and Trula Fay Ward Harrison
Favorite Aunt: Geri Knox

Pallbearers will be Steve Waters, Carlos Gray, Larry Warren, Kenneth Hardy, Nathan Harrison and K C Harrison.

We offer a special thanks to the staff of Affinity Hospice of Center, Pine Grove Nursing Center and Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital of Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Benbrook United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church of Center.

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

12/04/2017

Robert Donald Remedies Sr., 57, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Remedies was born September 10, 1960, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Albert Doc Remedies and Barbara Ann Evans.  He liked to fish and was of the Catholic faith.

Children:
Christina Ann Swallows and husband, Phillip, of Winona
Tiffany Zachary and husband, Cade, of Joaquin
Robert Remedies Jr. and wife, Misty, of Hawkins
Elisha Falcon and husband, Bo, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Nathan
Kira
David
Heaven-Lei
Autumn
Robby
Kalab
Letavious
Lenya

Mother: Evelyn Cupit of Chandler

Brother: Michael Remedies of Zwolle, Louisiana

Sisters: 
Brenda Ingram of Houston
Wanda Remedies of Hitchcock
Sherry Remedies of Ebarb, Louisiana
Mary Jackson of Noble, Louisiana
Hailey Shaw of Converse, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Willie and Susan Remedies
Parents: Albert Doc Remedies and Barbara Ann Evans
Sisters: Dawn Fountain, Denise Risinger, Tina Marcel Remedies
Brother: Daniel Remedies, Patrick Remedies

Pallbearers will be Cade Zachary, Gage Zachary, Nathaniel Retmar, DJ Risinger, Ashley Whitlow and Bo Falcon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robby Remedies, Kalab Remedies, Letavious Falcon.

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

12/04/2017

George Byron Brodnax, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Sherry Harding officiating.  A masonic graveside will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Brodnax was born September 13, 1931, in Marthaville, Louisiana, to Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, Chapter and Council in Deridder, Louisiana, Shriner’s – Tyler Temple, Scotish Rite-Orient of Dallas and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 903 in Joaquin. He was also a member of Shelbyville Methodist Church in Shelbyville.  

He is survived by
Wife: Janie Brodnax of Center

Son: Justin Brodnax and wife, Jenny, of Texarkana

Step-Daughters:
Karen Armstrong and husband, John, of Overton
Katherine Ham of Brentwood, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
August Vega and husband, Tony, of Houston
Camille Brodnax of Denver, Colorado
Justin Brodnax, Jr. of Houston
Sam Brodnax of Austin
Jason Brodnax of Houston

3 Great Grandchildren

Brothers and Sister:
Chuck Brodnax of Garland
Tommy Brodnax of Portland, Oregon
Bill Brodnax of Jasper
David Brodnax of Raleigh, North Carolina
Karen Appel of Tyler

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Ann Brodnax of Woodville
Parents: Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax
Brother: Mack Brodnax

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

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

12/03/2017

Georgia May Fowler, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on December 2, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. Born April 25, 1939, Georgia is the daughter of the late  James and Bertha (Kopecky) Long. 

Visitation will be Monday, December 4, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas from 11:30 AM – 12:30PM. Funeral mass will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 starting at 1PM at St. Mary’s of the Epiphany Catholic Church, 3072 Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas with Father Nelson Munoz and Father Jose Luis Vidarte, Celebrants. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Decemeber 5, 2017, 11:30AM  at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 8227 CR 205, Plantersville, Texas, 77363 with Father Edward C. Kucera, Jr. officiating.  
 
Georgia grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. She met the love of her life, Michael Gene Fowler, and the two were married on February 13, 1958. They raised two beautiful children, Kevin Patrick Fowler and Michelle Lynn Fowler in Humble, Texas. After retirement they moved to Anderson, Texas where she and Michael lived on a farm and raised goats. After the passing of her husband, Michael, in 2002 she moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. She loved to read and to go shopping, whether it be locally or from QVC. Grandma Georgia loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with each of them. She also enjoyed her dogs and caring for them.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Fowler Hooper and husband John of Timpson, Texas; grandchildren, Jacey Hooper of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Hooper of Austin, Texas, Jordan Kelley and husband Justin of Dallas, Texas, Caleb Fowler of Houston, Texas, Garrett Fowler of Humble, Texas; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
 
Georgia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael Gene Fowler; and son, Kevin Patrick Fowler.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Mary’s of the Epiphany Catholic Church, 3072 US Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas, 75975.
 
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.

 

12/01/2017

Jimmy “Lil Jimmy” Harville, Jr., 54, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper and Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Harville was born October 18, 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Jimmy Harville, Sr. and Ann Pruett Harville.  His hobbies included riding and racing motorcycles and working in his shop on various projects.  He loved time spend with his family.  Mr. Harville was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Heather Harbison and husband, Britt, of Shelbyville
Bryant Harville and Sarah Boniol of Joaquin
Sidney Harville and Tristian Smith of Joaquin
Levi Harville of Shelbyville

Step Sons:
Stefan Pridgen of Joaquin
Dustin Pridgen of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Tucker Harbison
Chase Harbison
Bentley Harville
Ashton Smith

Parents: Jimmy and Ann Harville

Brother: Rodney Harville and wife, Tonya, of Joaquin

Nephews:
Blake Harville of Joaquin
Caleb Harville of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Wife: Nicole Harville
Grandparents: Authur and Oma Harville, Doris McGill, Clarence Willis

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

11/30/2017

Thomas Edward Tidwell, 75, of Henderson, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana, after battling a long illness.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Corinth Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Thomas was born November 2, 1942, in Timpson, to J.E. Tidwell and Lorene Mims Tidwell. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army/Texas National Guard.  Over the years, Thomas enjoyed fishing with his daughter, drag races, watching football games and enjoying a beer around a good campfire.  Thomas spent his last days in the care of his loving family celebrating a wonderful 75 years of life.

He is survived by
Daughter: Kim Tidwell Mabry of White Oak

Grandchildren:
Maegan Webb and husband, Tyler, of Longview
PFC Mabry, Madison E. of White Oak
Hallie Mabry of White Oak

Sister: Sarah Byrn of Timpson

Numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Tod Tidwell
Parents: J. E. “Boots” Tidwell and Lorene Mims Tidwell

Pallbearers will be Elvis Rawlinson, Mike Rawlinson, Rober Glaser, Robert Bearden and Donald Rhodes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Mabry, Tyler Webb, Cameron Ross and Charles Denton.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be given to a local VFW in further support of veterans or Henderson High School Agricultural Program.  

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

11/30/2017

Danny Lee (Boone) Weaver, 61, of Timpson passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. He was born November 16, 1955 to David Weaver and Violet Ford. Mr. Weaver was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Mr. Weaver requested his body be donated to science research. A memorial service was held Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Pinkston Lake. This was his favorite place to think and relax. Another memorial service will be held for the family in 8-12 months once his body is returned.

He is survived by
Wife: Lynny Weaver of Timpson

Children:
Jason Weaver and wife, Alicia of Center
Nicole Menchaca and husband, Bud of Mason
Christina Pruitt and husband, Chris of Hewitt
Chris Weaver of Center
Crystal Chisenhall and husband, John of Center
Yalonda Weaver of Frisco
Serprena Alonso and husband, Roman of Houston
Rita Oliver and husband, Landon of Center
Annah Peppers of Longview

Grandchildren: Dylan Weaver, Bryan Weaver, Dakota Elliott, Morgan Menchaca, Maci Menchaca, Ace Menchaca, Tyler Williams, Bryahna Pruitt, Payton Pruitt, Lilly Chisenhall, Gavin Chisenhall, Aniya Jackson, Brittney Alonso, Isaiah Alonso, Brianna Alonso, Abigail Alonso, Ricky Alonso, Kaylee Jo Oliver, Brooklyn Oliver, Lily Oliver, Kayson Peppers

Brothers:
Len Weaver of Center
Don Weaver of Center
Dale Weaver of Nacogdoches

Special Friend:
Randy Bush of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Violet Ford
Father: David Weaver
Granddaughter: Kaley Jean Lee

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Brooklyn Oliver fund, Hillcrest Baptist Church or a charity of choice.

11/30/2017

James Andrusick, 45, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on November 29, 2017 in Nacogdoches. He was born on April 9, 1972 in Center, Texas to Henry Fredrick Andrusick, Sr. and Ina Mae Whitman Andrusick. Funeral services for Mr. Andrusick will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Brister officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
James was a simple man who had a passion for everything in his life. He was devoted to his career in food service which he began after receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a true SFA Lumberjack and supported his SFA family no matter the season. When James was not working, he very much enjoyed fishing. Family meant the world to him and he treasured every second he could spend with his brothers, sister, nieces and nephews. Karaoke and collecting the newest gadgets were two of his favorite pastimes. James’ genuine and kind heart will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
 
James is survived by:
His brothers:
Hank Andrusick and wife, Maria of Chireno
Richard Andrusick and wife, Cathy of Houston
David Andrusick and wife, Feather of Center
Steven Andrusick and wife, Elizabeth of Center

Sister: Vickie Andrusick and friend, Beverly Stripling of Center

Nieces: 
Katha Wewe and husband, Nick of Ponder
Kera Andrusick and husband
Clifton Clark of Lake Dallas
Meagan Andrusick of Houston
Breana Norman and husband, Aaron of Longview
Autum Andrusick of Center
Aubre Andrusick of Center

Nephews: 
Kevin Andrusick and wife, Jessica of Decatur
Jacob Andrusick of Houston
Nathan Cole of Center

Great-niece: Hannah

Great-nephews:
Landon
Hayden
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ina Mae Andrusick.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

Mrs. Verlene Stewart, 81, of San Augustine, Texas died November 29, 2017, in San Augustine, Texas.   
      
Stewart was born December 14, 1935, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, at 2pm at First Baptist Church, San Augustine.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in San Augustine Friday, December 1, 2017, 12-noon until service time.       

Bro. Jim Moss; and Bro. Stephen Warren will officiate. 

Burial will take place at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Stewart was a banker; business owner; realtor; election judge; and church secretary. Her church affiliation was with First Baptist Church, San Augustine. 

Stewart was a member of such organizations as the Rotary Club; San Augustine Garden Club; Historical Society; Chamber of Commerce; Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Red Hats. 

She is survived by:
Husband: Gerald Stewart of San Augustine

Sons: 
Tim Stewart of San Augustine
Brad Stewart and Regina Barthol of San Augustine
Rodger Stewart and wife Mandy of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Charlie and Hannah Franks
Kenny and Anna Franks

Great-Grandchildren:
Kynleighn Franks
Roper Franks

Sister:
Merline Boozer of Orange, Texas

Sister-in-law:
Louise Gamble of Center, Texas

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Houston and Jackie Gamble; brother, H.O. Gamble; father and mother-in-law, Thomas Grady and Abby Bragg Stewart.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzeimers Association, 6066 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

11/28/2017

Ina Hennigan Stone, 75, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Stone was born September 7, 1942, in Joaquin, to Opal Yates Hennigan and Eva Belle Chandler Hennigan.  Her passion in life was her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.  She loved sewing and being by her husband’s side through their numerous endeavors.  She was a faithful member of Center Missionary Baptist Church and was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. 

She is survived by
Husband of 56 years: Douglas Stone of Logansport, Louisiana

Daughter: Teresa Watson and husband, Fess, of Joaquin

Son: Ronald Stone and wife, Susan, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett and husband, Randall, of Joaquin
Piper Moton and husband, Chance, of Stanley, Louisiana
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Shiloh Stone of Joaquin
Nacona Stone of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren:
Chandler Pritchett
Aspen Pritchett
Palin Moton

Brothers and Sisters:
Larry Hennigan of Joaquin
Wanda Sholar and husband, Top, of Petal, Mississippi
Dalene Bivens and husband, Coleman, of Shelbyville
Gayle Canton and husband, Jack, of Logansport, Louisiana
Sarah Foshee and husband, David, of Logansport, Louisiana
Jean Hughes and husband, Willie B., of Ruston, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Opal Yates Hennigan and Eva Belle Chandler Hennigan
Sister: Lucille Davis
Brothers: Homer Laughlin, Ronnie Jack Hennigan

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, www.patsummitt.org, for Alzheimer’s Research and Support.

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

11/28/2017

Bobby Doyce “Big” Watson, 80, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Watson was born July 8, 1937, in Shelby County, to Charley Doyle Watson and Annie Ruth Windham Watson. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He worked as a carpenter. Mr. Watson was an avid outdoorsman. He loved spending time with his family and his Sardis Missionary Baptist Church family.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Linda Watson of Center

Daughters:
Lisa Verrett and husband, Charlie, of Buna
Tena Moragas of Center

Grandchildren:
Elissa Taylor and husband, Cody, of Tenaha
Radi Verrett of Buna
Nathan Hathorn and wife, Cadence, of Center
Charlie “Bubba” Verrett of Buna
April Victoria and husband, Gavin, of Buna

Great Grandchildren:
Kypton Taylor
Madyx Taylor
Elli Hathorn
Camden Verrett
Ahava Victoria
Gavin Victoria II
Ivory Victoria

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charley Doyle Watson and Annie Ruth Windham Watson
Sister: Peggie Sue Williams

Pallbearers will be Nathan Hathorn, Cody Taylor, Jimmy Moore, Radi Verrett, Earl Hicks and Darrell McDaniel.

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

11/27/2017

Margaret Ann (Ni Na) Harper, age 66 of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Abundant Love Ministries, Center, Texas with interment at West View Cemetery in Center with Rev. Bryon Coutee, Jr. officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Michael Cleveland of Center
Patrick Cleveland of Center
Tyrone Cleveland of Center
Christopher Cleveland of Center

8 Grandchildren

13 Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Margie Edwards of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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