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06/30/2010

Nancy Peterson, 65, of Tunica, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 3, 2010 at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth McCauley officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 2, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 1, 1945 in Shelby County to Buck E. and Nancy E. (Baggett) Spann. She had lots of friends who loved her and she never meet a stranger. She was a patient at Fredsenius Medical Care Dialysis Clinic in Tunica, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Buck and Nancy Spann and Sister, Roby E. Roberts.

She is survived by:
4 Children:
Gordon T. Peterson III
Nancy Angel Lee & husband, Bill
John J. Peterson & wife, Stacy Hartman
Carl E. Peterson
Grandchildren:
Larissa A. Peterson
Kayla S. Peterson
McKay E. Peterson
Keaton A. Lee
William K. Lee

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


06/29/2010

Carlie Lowe, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her home. She was born August 9, 1939 in Spencer Bridge, Kentucky to Sam Reece and Lou Emma Burton Reece. Ms. Lowe was a member of Center Bible Fellowship Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Wright & wife Liza of Timpson
Jeff Wright & wife Jana of Center
John Wright of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jack Wright & wife Chevy of Center

Grandchildren:
Aubrey, Robert, Chance, Dean, Eric, Amanda, Dakota, Sterlin, Christine and husband Joe, and Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Rosalyn, Hailley, Austin, Savana, Tyler, Zoe, Acesa and Bailey

Brothers:
Robert Reece of South Carolina
Thurman Reece of Florida
Jewell Reece of South Carolina

Sisters:
Sylvie Floyd of Richmon, Indiana

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Son, James Wright

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


Funeral service for Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett, 61, of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, at 1:00pm. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial at Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett died Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Survivors:
Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett

Daughters:
Tyronda Sharp
Shelitra Ware
Shaquanna Lathan of Center

Brothers:
Ervin Lee Bennett of Center

Sisters:
Lylia Ann Pennington
Hattie Mae Taylor
Ella Bennett
Cheanette (James) Lowe
Frances Mae Pilot (Chris)


06/28/2010

James R. Dickerson, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born March 15, 1936 in Shelby County to Ray A. Dickerson, Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was a Deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin. He was also a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. Rodger Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by: Wife, Joan Leggett Dickerson of Joaquin

Son, Bob Dickerson & wife Cathy of Joaquin; Daughter, Sandra Dickerson Bentley & husband Waynn of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Callie, Amy, Jessica, and twins Taylor and Tyler

Step Grandchildren: Denny, Dayna, David, Jennifer, Rey

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Kenneth & wife Loyce; Gene & wife Cathy; Mike & wife Barbara

Sisters:
Virginia, Carolyn, Newlyn & husband Sam, Kay & husband Brady

Sisters-in-Law:
Rita, Teresa, Imogene

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ray A. Dickerson Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson
Brothers-in-Law, Pat Ewing and Raymond Biehle

Brothers, Ray Dickerson Jr. and Jackie Dickerson

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


06/28/2010

Audrey Taylor, 100, of Seabrook, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Harborview Nursing Home in League City.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 22, 1910 to Frank and Ellie (Koonce) Head.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Ellie Head, Husband, William Myles Taylor, Son, Jimmy B. Taylor, Sisters, LaVada Head Fudge and Vertie Head Crow and Brothers,
Erwin Head, Stanley Head and Rusten Head.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Jackie Hardgrave & husband, Ken of Seabrook
Son:
Rex P. Taylor & wife, Mary Ann of Lumberton
Daughter-in-law:
Billie Taylor of Sabine Pass
6 Grandchildren
10 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

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


Memorial Services for Mr. M. R. “Doc” Sims, 80 of Beckville, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Burial will take place that morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims died Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mr. Merrell Rogers “Doc” Sims was born February 21, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas. He was the youngest of twelve children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Cynthia Byrd Sims. Doc attended rural Shelby County schools. He married Mrs. Patricia Gwendolyn Sanders on December 22, 1950 and celebrated 59 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on January, 24, 2010. As a lover of cattle and everything outdoors, Mr. Sims made his living as a Farmer, owning the 4S Farm. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on the Sabine River bottom. He found joy in sharing the Gospel through his testimony and was a proud member of the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Sims is survived by his son, Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove; daughter, Karen Norman and husband, David of Garrison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman; Special niece, Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers are George Van DeCarr, Ray Conaster, Bobby Crow, Bobby Wiggins, Doss Miller, Mickey Browning and Clayton Eubanks.

The family request memorial be made to the Northside Christian Center.


06/27/2010

Graveside service for Margie Louise Youngblood, 80, of Fort Worth, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Gene Krieg officating. Mrs. Youngblood passed away June 26, 2010, in Fort Worth.

Margie Louise Youngblood was born November 08, 1929, in De Berry, TX. She was married to Jack R.
Youngblood, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1994. She was a nurse from 1963 until her
retirement in 1985. Mrs. Youngblood was a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Susan Watkins of Fort Worth and Mary Berg of Denver, Colorado;
5 grandchildren: Greta Braun, Jared Braun, Amanda Berg, Brittany Berg, and Kimberley Baldwin;
6 great grandchildren; nieces Everlee Lykes and Betty Jo Dickey of Georgia; and numerous other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by son Jacky Youngblood and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


06/27/2010

Lucy Hutto, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 22, 1924 to Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” (Emanis) Graves. She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” Graves, Husband, Joe Hutto, Step-Son, Billy Joe Hutto, Brothers, Larry Graves and Ross Junior Graves, Sisters, Iva Dell Eddins, Ann Sherman and Willie Mae Fincher, Half- Brother, Mayon Graves and Half Sisters, Katie Bell Rudd, Vada Emanis.

She is survived by:
Son:
Mike Hutto of Carthage
Granddaughters:
Amy Street of League City
Brandy Hutto of Carthage
Alicia Hutto of Carthage
Katie Hutto of Carthage
Step- Daughter-in-law:
Sue Hutto of Center
6 Great Grandchildren
3 Step Grandchildren:
Hunter, Heath and Holly Hutto
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Fairy & Geneva Graves of Center
2 Sisters-in-law:
Faye Graves of Center
Frances Graves of Timpson

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


06/26/2010

Dorothy "Dot" Imogene Cummings, 87, passed away on June 22, 2010 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Mrs. Cummings, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of the late Oatha Allen Ramsey and the former Era Lane.

She will be greatly missed by her son, grandchildren & great grandchildren who loved her dearly.

She is survived by one son, Raymond L. Hammons of Lafayette, La; two grandchildren, Laurie Hammons Romero and husband John Romero of Broussard, La and Heather Hammons and Sidney Syon of Broussard, La; two great grandchildren, Brennan Romero and Molly Romero.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jack Hammons.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Cummings family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, La, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


06/25/2010

Bobby Lee Clifton, 25, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 at First Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 14, 1985 to Leon and Deborah (May) Clifton. He graduated from Tenaha High School. He served in the US Army for 3 ½ years.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Glen Leon Clifton and Bessie Ree Clifton.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Leon and Deborah Clifton of Tenaha
Daughter:
Jasmine Marie Clifton of Tenaha
Grandmother:
Emelda May of Center
Fiancé’:
Angel Reynolds of Beckville
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
David Lee Clifton, Joe Kenneth Clifton, Russell Shane Clifton,
David Ray Clifton, Leon Clifton and Ron Bradley

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


06/24/2010

Infant Angelita Rose Galvan, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. She was born Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Carthage to Eric Galvan and Rosalba Musico.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday June 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Father, Eric Galvan of Center
Mother, Rosalba Musico of Center

Grandparents;

Martin and Maria Galvan
Alfonso and Alicia Musico

Aunts and Uncles:

Norberto Musico and wife Deanna
Berenice Musico and Fernando Aguero
Ivan Musico
Grisel Musico
Alfonso Musico
Jimmy Musico
Martin Galvan
Jair Galvan
Oscar Galvan
Laribell Galvan

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


06/23/2010

Mrs. Idell Langford Johnson, age 92, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 30, 1918, in Shelby County as a daughter of the late Mary (Watson) Langford and Clarence Bert Langford. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother to her family.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Martin Johnson and wife, Mary, of Nacogdoches; a sister, Mozell Mahoney of Arizona; two granddaughters, Lori Smith and husband, Chris, and Allison Barnhill and husband Luke, all of Nacogdoches; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin Smith, Hunter Smith, Amber Smith, Jacob Smith, Trenton Channel, Triston Channel, and Easton Barnhill, all of Nacogdoches.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Johnson.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Burton Holt officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery in Woden.

Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 5 to 7 p.m., at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Mark McKinzie, 46, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010.  He was born August 15, 1963 in Center to Lee McKinzie and Hazel Snider McKinzie. Mark was currently employed by Strong Service where he was a wireline operator. He had formerly served in law enforcement in Shelby County for sixteen years and had served as Joaquin City Marshall. Mark was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Elmer Mathews, Bro. Kirby Hill and Bro Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Pierce, Chris Taylor, Landon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Buddy Moss, Craig Moss, Luke Elliott and Ike Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Kurtis Cougler, Luke Cougler, Everett Cougler, Glenn Johnson, Billy Hearnsberger and all the staff of Strong Service.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ginger Moss McKinzie of Carthage

Daughter, Allison McKinzie of Carthage

Step-sons;
Lane McDonald of Nederland
Landon McDonald of Nederland

Mother, Hazel Snider McKinzie of Center

Brother in law, Everett Cougler and wife Linda of Center

Nephews;
Kurtis Cougler of Center
Lucas Cougler and wife Sherry of Center

Nieces;
Amber Barbee of Center
Leah Moss of Bridge City

Great-nephew, Phoenix Cougler of Center

Father-in-law and Mother–in-law, Barney and Avis Moss of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law;
Craig Moss of Joaquin
Buddy Moss and wife Patti of Bridge City

Aunt, Sylvia Snider of Center

Special friends; Sam Strong and Matt Allison

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Lee McKinzie
Sister, Earnestine McKinzie Cougler
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/22/2010

James Elighie McDaniel, age 93, entered into rest on June 21, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born April 21, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Elias Jasper McDaniel and Josie Horton McDaniel.

He was a member of the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. During WWII he worked in the shipyards in Orange. After returning to East Texas, he went to work in the logging business.

He is survived by his daughters Avor Nell Abbott and husband Mack of Broaddus and Margie Ann Morton of Broaddus; sons Marty Darrell McDaniel of Broaddus and James McDaniel and wife Sandra of Broaddus; brother Lawrence McDaniel of Center; sister Lena Phillips of Broaddus; step-son Robert Johnson of Houston; step-daughter Kandi McWhorter and husband Rocky of Friendswood; 14 grandchildren, 28 Great-Grandchildren and 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elias and Josie McDaniel; wives Ethel McDaniel and Irene McDaniel; and brother Bartley McDaniel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Broaddus, Texas, with Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton officiating. Visitation will be at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Roy Lee Spruiell, 81 of Joaquin, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 6, 1929 to Matt and Kate (Jacobs) Spruiell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Kate Spruiell, Son, Norman Spruiell and Daughter, Penny Perrin.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Lillie Mae Spruiell of Joaquin
Children:
Joyce Spruiell of Arizona
Roger Spruiell & wife, Ray Jean of Winnsboro
Donnie Spruiell & wife, Stephanie of Winnsboro
Danny Spruiell &wife, D.J. of Pittsburg
Karen Sue Nomack & husband, Michael of Sulphur Springs
Linda Kay Bryant & husband, Benny of Sulphur Springs
19 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Virgie Bruce of California
Pallbearers:
Danny Spruiell, Roger Spruiell, Donnie Spruiell,
Bryan Scott, Butch Brown & Benny Bryant

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


06/21/2010

Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

A Memorial Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Asbury Chapel Cemetery.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center
Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches
Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Laura Jean Morriss, 43, went to be with the Lord, June 19, 2010. Born on March 21, 1967 to Edward Morriss and Bobbie Jean Thacker Morriss.

She is survived by:

Son, Dylan Wayne Morriss
Brother, Byron and wife Michelle
Step-mom, Mary Ann Morriss
Uncles, John and James Thacker and wife Clara Judy Vader
and numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June23, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Heights Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel Heights Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Bradley Spring Cemetery at 3 pm. The family wishes to thank Woodland Park Nursing Center and Odyssey Hospice for their care and support.


06/20/2010

Johnnie Wilkins, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 29, 1928 to James Arthur and Audrey (Johnson) Carter. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Audrey Carter and Husband, Felton Wilkins.

She is survived by:
3 Sons:
Ronnie Wilkins & wife, Serica of Center
Dan Wilkins & wife, Noel of Center
Bob Wilkins & wife, Denise of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Chris & Julie Wilkins of Center
Farrah Wilkins Massey of Bastrop
Hannah, Teal & Raleigh of Center
Karen & Jim Nix of Nacogdoches
Amanda Wilkins of Round Rock
Chontae Bardwell of Austin
Will Bardwell of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
Harrison Massey of Bastrop
David Hawthron of Round Rock

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Doyle & Sue Carter of Shelbyville

Nephews:
Matt Carter
Jay Carter

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

Service Information and Additional Survivors will be given at a later time. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Page Clark, 16, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Welton Blackmon and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the East Hamilton Community. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 17, 1993 to John and Charlsie (Cassell) Clark. She was a member of Patroon Baptist Church. Page was a student at Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Maxie & Chizuko Clark.

She is survived by:
Parents:
John & Charlsie Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Sisters & Brother:
Brandi McGraw of Alabama
Bridgett Jackson & Hugo Molina of Center
Randa Faust & husband, Bill of Huxley
Chris Askew of the East Hamilton Community
Chasity Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Grandparents:
W.C .“Dub” & Bobbie Cassell of the East Hamilton Community
Numerous Aunts, Uncles & Cousins
Nieces & Nephews:
Colin McGraw
Jacob, Breanna, Trace & Trevor Jackson
Tori, Sierra & Cade Faust
Brayden Askew
Pallbearers:
Luke Clark, Larry Smith, Rodney Bragg,
Ryan Bennefield, Jamie Casey & Bill Faust

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


06/19/2010

Harold Glyn Hughes, age 85 of Timpson, passed away Friday evening June 18, 2010 at a Garrison Nursing Home. He was born February 2, 1925 in Shelby County to Vesper Hughes and Oma Chapman Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was a member of The Newburn Masonic Lodge and also a member of the El Karuba Shriners of Shreveport La.. Harold was a member of the First Christian Church of Timpson.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Rex Humphries officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Mavis Shofner Hughes of Timpson

Daughter: Margaret Hughes Boutte of Bossier City, La.

Granddaughter: Margaret Michelle  Boutte of Waco

Sister: Maebelle Yarbrough of GArrison

Nephew: Darrell Glyn Yarbrough of Nacogdoches

Niece: Suzy Galanis and husband George of Dallas

Great Niece: Kathryn Galanis of Dallas

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to Service Time on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


06/18/2010

Margie Barnett Beckham age 88 of Nacogdoches formally of Joaquin was born December 10, 1921 to LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greer Barnett. Services will be held 10:00am Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro Charles Hall and Rev. Danny Simmons officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Ms. Beckham was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 348. She was also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church of Joaquin. Margie retired from Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas.

Survivors Include:

Sons:
Aubry Lloyd Beckham and wife Dana Luse of Monroe, La.
Edward Lynn Beckham of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Elizabeth Ann Beckham Hurst and husband Ronald of Nacogdoches
Janet Alice Beckham Stewart and husband Dave of Pineville, La.

5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren,

Nephews:
Robert Barnett and wife Zettie of Center
Jerry Barnett and wife Ruth of Judson

Preceded in death by: Parents, LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greet Barnett; Husbands, Winfred Farlen (Fred) Vines, Floyd L. Higgins, and Aubrey M. Beckham; and 3 Brother.

Pallbearers: Wayne Swan, Bobbie Garrett, Tommy Lilly, Buren Lowe, Harold Irish, Tom Permenter

Honorary Pallbearers: David Chadwick and Willie Edwards

Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Edna George, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Biggar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 27, 1915 to B.W. Hagler and Maggie (Askew) Hagler.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Ben George, Parents, B.W. and Maggie Hagler, Brother, Leon Hagler, Sister, LaMerle Collins and Infant Daughter, Gloria Faye George.

She is survived by:
6 Daughters:
LaJuan Baugh of Center
Betty McLeod & husband, Glynn of Longview
Linda George of Beaumont
Joyce Meeks & husband, Michael of Center
Sheri Burgay & husband, Johnny of Shelbyville
Patricia Lout & husband, Mike of Shelbyville
Granddaughters:
Llea Scott & husband, Roger of Nacogdoches
Tiffanne Klein & husband, Justin of Shelbyville
Whitney Burgay of Center
Sydnee Adams & husband, Jamey of Atlanta, GA
Kim Mock of Garrison
Grandsons:
Benny Baugh & wife, Tammie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim of Longview
Mitch McLeod of Beaumont
Juston Lout & wife, Krystina of Shelbyville
Ben Meeks & wife, Vanessa of Arlington, VA
Jeff Burgay of Shreveport
Great Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh, Cody Baugh, Ryan Scott, Rustin Scott, Jennifer Scott, Josh Scott,
Sean McLeod, Katie McLeod, Lieza Klein, Liela Klein, Maggie McLeod and Mollie McLeod
Brother:
Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, LA
Pallbearers:
Benny Baugh, Mike McLeod, Kevin Baugh,
Roger Scott, Ryan Scott and Rustin Scott
Honorary Pallbearers:
Glynn McLeod, Michael Meeks, Johnny Burgay, Mike Lout, Mitch McLeod,
Juston Lout, Justin Klein, Ben Meeks, Cody Baugh, Sean McLeod and Jamey Adams

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


Arnold Hooper, 99, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 at First Baptist Church Haslam. Burial will be at Wimberly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2010 at from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 9, 1911 to Arthur and Bertha (Golding) Hooper.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Arthur & Bertha Hooper, Sisters, Joy Hooper Jackson and Vivian Hooper.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Annie Sue Hooper of Joaquin
2 Sons:
Jim Hooper & wife, June of Joaquin
Joe Hooper of Joaquin
3 Grandsons:
Wade Hooper of Logansport
Jody Hooper & wife, Whitney of Joaquin
Josh Hooper & wife, Laura of Tyler
Great Grandchildren:
Justin Hooper of Joaquin
Cole Hooper of Shreveport
Abigail Hooper of Joaquin
Jacob Hooper of Tyler
Lillie Hooper of Tyler
Twin Brothers:
Edward Bud Hooper of Magnolia
Aaron Bud Hooper of Magnolia

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the Arnold Hooper Scholarship Fund Joaquin Alumni Association, deposits can be made at Texas State Bank.

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


06/17/2010

James Stephen (Steve) Adams passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Clairmont Skilled Nursing Home in Longview, Texas after a two week battle with cancer. He was born January 25, 1942 in Center, Texas. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Robert Calvin Adams, Jr., Mother, Marie Harris Paul Johnson, Brother, R.C. (Bob) Adams III, and sister-in-law, Melanie Tucker McNiel. Steve grew up in Center and was Quarterback for Center High School and was an outstanding member of the golf team. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Business. He was employed by E. F. Hutton in Longview after completing his stockbroker studies in New York City. Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Tucker Adams, their daughter, Monica Adams Robinson and husband, Trey and three grandsons, Robbie, Reid, and Rhett Robinson of Austin, Texas. A sister, Teresa Paul Tebow, and her daughter, Celeste Tebow, both of Longview, Texas. A nephew, Larry Adams and wife, Connie, and their son, Justin of Kilgore, Texas.

Services for Steve Adams are at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 19 at Rosewood Park in Longview at 4:00 PM.


06/14/2010

Dollie Mae Cox McElroy, 90, of Port Arthur, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010. She was born October 10, 1919 in Shelby County to James E. Cox and Rhoda Kyle Cox.

Visitation will be held from12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Marty Campbell officiating.

She is survived by:

Brothers:
Jerry Cox & wife Emma Jane of Groves
Billy Cox & wife Virginia of Bridge City

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Lonnie McElroy
Son, Larry D. McElroy

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


Tommy Moss, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Ed Whittley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 5, 1954 to Tommie Herman and Mary Robert Moss of Megargel, Texas. The third of five children, Tommy was raised in Megargel. In 1977, he married Anita Fenley of Center, where they have resided since 1988. Tommy loved to fish and enjoyed spending time with his grandson.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tommie & Mary Moss.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Anita Moss of Center
3 Sons:
Eric Moss & wife, Karen of Center
Barrett Moss of Center
Justin Moss of Center
Grandson:
Kale Anthony Moss
Brother:
Danny Moss of Dallas
3 Sisters:
Paula Smith of Olney
Pam Moss of Olney
Tina Wardrip of Dallas
Numerous Nephews & Nieces

Pallbearers:
Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley, Carl Fenley,
Klein Landers, Noah Fenley and Stevie Keller
Honorary Pallbearers:
Kale Anthony Moss, Christopher Whittley and Taylor Whittley

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


Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center

Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches

Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Rodney Willoughby, 49, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 28, 1960 to Alvin O. and Elsie Lee (Whitton) Willoughby. He served in the United States Marines.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Elsie Willoughby.

He is survived by:
Son:
Dusti Willoughby of Bossier City
Daughter:
Teri Marshall & husband, Mike of Tenaha
Son:
John Willoughby of Tenaha
Father:
Alvin O. Willoughby of Houston
2 Brothers:
Tony Willoughby & wife, Traci of Center
Shane Willoughby of Cleveland
3 Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

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


06/13/2010

Gary Randall “Randy” Clark, 52, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1957 in Center to Charlie Elton Clark and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark. Randy was a member of the Shelby County Football League. He served on the Sardis Cemetery Association Board and attended the Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Clark, Luke Clark, Anthony Clark, Todd Clark, Cade Clark, Bradley Baldwin, Darrell McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Johnny Dodson and Ronnie Dickerson.

He is survived by:

Daughters;
Randi Kay Menzies and husband Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Brooke Smith and husband Jacob of Carthage

Son, Dustin Colt Clark of Center

Grandchildren;
Jordan Menzies, Kingston Menzies, Tucker Smith, Tyler Smith and Dayton (Clark) White

Brother, David Clark and wife Cindy of Center

Sister, Debbie Golden of Center

Niece, Brandy Ellis and husband Shawn

Nephews;
Bradley Baldwin and wife Melissa
Cade Clark
Clint McDonald and wife Blanca

Special cousin, Anthony “Bubba” Clark and wife Angie of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie Elton and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark

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


Donald Stewart, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his residence. Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Bickley officiating.

Donald was born in Shelby County on September 29, 1941 to Roy Stewart and Minnie Wilburn. Donald grew up in Shelby County but settled in at Tenaha where he attended school. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Navy for nearly six years. After his service in the military, Donald worked as a police officer in Galveston for four years. Upon Donald’s return to Shelby County, he began work as an electrician. Donald opened Center Muffler Shop where he would own, operate, and manage for twenty years.

Donald retired in 2000 and soon thereafter, relocated to Pretty Point in Huxley. Donald enjoyed the outdoors and living on the lake. Donald loved the Huxley community and his dear friends and neighbors there. In retirement, Donald had become an industrious community member by helping in several community projects there in Huxley. The community is dedicating a boat dock and ramp in his honor for his service and contributions. In particular, the family would like to thank Bobbie Jennings for her friendship to Donald in his time of need.

Donald is survived by:
daughter Donith Malone and husband Allan of Bossier City,
daughter Mary Katherine Reebe,
son Scott Ponder and wife Leslee of Wichita Falls,
mother, Minnie Myers of Tenaha
brother A.L. ‘Skeeter’ Stewart and wife Barbara of Tenaha,
sister Pat Crump and husband Randall of Joaquin,
sister Peggy Langsdon and husband Richard of DeQuincy, La,
and brother-in-law C.L. Ballard and wife Sharman of Gary.

Donald is survived by eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Roy Stewart and stepfather Tom Myers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations or contributions to the Center VFW Post 8904.

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


Mr. Frank Ponder, 88, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away late Friday evening, June 11, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Frank was born to the late Lillie (Eppes) Ponder and Berry Ponder on August 28, 1921, in Bland Lake Community, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was a retied mechanic and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9313 in San Augustine, and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw. Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 13th, from the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

His Survivors include, Brother: Charles Ponder of San Augustine; Sisters: Winnie Nance of San Augustine, and Opal Thompson of San Augustine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Dean Thompson, George Thompson, Frank Nance, Kenneth Nance, Ken Kinney and Johnny Nance

Online obituary and condolences may be continually posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Ms. Shalee Diane Samples, 30, of San Augustine County, passed from this life on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at a Lufkin Hospital.

Shalee was born to Linda (Tuttle) Samples and Frank Samples on February 8, 1980, in Baytown, Texas. She was currently a student attending College and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Her survivors include: Children: Kristen Madison of Lufkin, Jeannie Torbert of Etoile, James Madison of Zavalla; Parents: Linda and Franklin Samples of San Augustine County; Sisters: Shawn Benesh and husband Brad of Dayton and Shannon Samples of Pasadena; Brother: Shane Samples and wife Dorrace of Baytown; and Aunt: Marylyn Franklin and husband, Leon of Beverly Hills, Florida; special friends Rhonda, Sandy and Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. Shalee was loved by many friends.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Broaddus at Trinity Baptist Church at 1:00 P.M.. Bro. Don Lofton will be officiating.

Memorial Contributions are to be made to Shalee D. Samples, acct # 8162590, First Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 693, San Augustine, Texas

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/12/2010

Robert L. (Bob) Parker, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Nacogdoches. He was born September 4, 1922 in Shelby County to E. E. Parker, Sr. and Annie Maud Sholmire Parker. Mr. Parker was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 am, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. M. D. Lamon and Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be B. J. Saunders, Bobby Gene Parker Jr., Michael W. Parker, John LeBlanc, Eric C. Parker, Ryan H. Parker, Clifton D. Parker and Christopher J. Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Baldwin, Joe Biggar and Luis Barrientos.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dot Parker of Center

Sons;
Bobby Gene Parker and wife Lynda of Vidor
R. L. Parker, Jr. and wife Laura of The Colony
Donald Wayne Parker and wife Floye of Center

Step Sons;
Donny Parker and wife Patsy of Korea
Robert A. Parker and wife Pam of Center
Wesley Parker of Austin
John David Parker and wife Sonya of Carthage

Eight Grandchildren
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Two Great-Great Grandchildren
Eight Step Grandchildren
Eleven Step Great Grandchildren

Brother, D. H. Parker and wife Raylene of Center

Sister-in-law, Iva B. Parker of Shelbyville

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Rubye Parker and Lois Parker
Brothers; E. E. Parker Jr., W. D. Parker, and L. L. Parker
Grandson, Keith Kendall Parker
Great Grandson, Bobby G. Parker III

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


Sandra Kay Porter, 66, of Orange, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Houston. She was born February 4, 1944 in Miami, Oklahoma to Woodrow Woodall and Mamie Coleman Woodall. Mrs Porter was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Saturday, June 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Estefano Cardenas, Scott Bailey, James Bailey, Derik Lanicek, Kent Jowell and Josh Bailey.

She is survived by:
Husband, Sam "Bo" Porter of Orange
Daughter, Bambi Bailey and husband Tommy of Orange
Son, Darryl Porter adn wife Helen of North Carolina

Sisters:
Sue Buchanan adn husband Ken of Houston
Trish Jowell and husband Kent of Orange
Nancy Hill of Oklahoma
Deanie Johnson and husband Gary of Oklahoma

Brother, Robert Woodall and wife Barbara of California

Sisters-in-law;
Mary Woodall fo Deweyville
Edna Porter of Burke
Cossette Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Samantha Cardenas and husband Estefano
Joshua Bailey and wife Megan
James Bailey and wife Charmea
Rusty Lanicek and wife Laila
Derik Lanicek and wife Nikki
Scott Bailey and wife Tina
Terry Bailey and wife Lindsey

Twelve Great Grandchildren and one on the way

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Woodrow and Mamie Woodall
Sister, Mickey Hankins
Brother, Gary Woodall
Great Granddaughter, Hailey Kitsmiller

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


06/11/2010

Fred E. “Botchy” Baugh, Jr., 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his home. He was born October 27, 1929 in Center to Fredrick Everett Baugh and Mollie Verna Ballard Baugh. Mr. Baugh was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Baugh had previous served as a member of Center Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Tim Perkins and Foy Forehand officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Shad Lout, Larry Warren, Tommy Cox, Bob Pate and John Henry Cagle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred McDaniel and Glynn McLeod.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Benny Baugh & wife Tamie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center

Daughter, Llea Baugh Scott & husband Roger of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh
Cody Baugh
Ryan Scott
Rustin Scott
Jennifer Scott
Josh Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Gavin, Connor and Averie

Sisters:
Dorothy Baines & husband David of Center
Barbara Fischer of Center
Connie Lucas of Center
Bonnie Bagwell of Ft. Worth

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Fred. E. Baugh, Sr. and Mollie Ballard Baugh
Granddaughter, Christian Suzanne Baugh

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


06/09/2010

Katy Byrd Frette, age 90, of Burke, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

She was born May 3, 1920, in Cushing, Texas, as a daughter of the late Pete and Nettie Reagan. Mrs. Frette was a retired beautician.

She is survived by her son, Larry W. Byrd, pastor of Neuville Baptist Church, and a daughter, Joan Buchanan.

Memorial services are set for 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, Texas. Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Eva Dell (Roberts) Paramore, 88, of Tomball, TX, passed away June 9, 2010, in Tomball. Born November 9, 1921, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, TX, she was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. Eva was known to many as “MeMe”, a name given to her by her granddaughter Karen.

In addition to her parents, Eva Paramore was preceded in death by her husband Afton Paramore and sister Freda Bowlin.

Survivors include her son Ron Paramore and wife Angie of Cypress, TX; granddaughter Karen Paramore of Seguin, TX; grandsons David Content and wife Katy of Spring, TX and Russell Content and wife Pamela of Houston, TX; great grandsons Alex and Ben Content; sister Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Eva Paramore will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To send condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


06/08/2010

Tommie Lee Cotton, passed away June 4, 2010. Services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11 A.M. at East Legion CME Church in Timpson, with Elder Johnny Wilson officiating, Rev. W.G. Morris of New Hope CME Pastor.

Tommy Lee was an only child born to the union of Lee and Martha Bell of Timpson, on December 24, 1917. She joined East Legion CME Church at a very early age, had a very strict upbringing in it and she loved her church.

She married to Howard Mays and from this marriage she raised his daughter Lunita May Polly. She later married Mr. Cotton who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father. Howard Mays and daughter Lunita May Polley. She departed this life June 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

She leaves to morn her passing; grandchildren, Joyce Dawson of Ft Worth, Reneate barnes of Dallas, Texas Keneth Barnes of Dallas, Texas, Rosalyn Polly of Ft. Worth,Paul Barnes of Timpson, Arlinda Richardson, April and Ashley Johnson whom she called her children; four close cousins, Glenda Johnson Brown of Dallas, Thelma Ray Johnson Green of Los Angeles, Michael R Driver and Luedene Driver of Timpson, a special brother-in-law Sonny Mays of Los Angeles, other cousins and friends.


06/07/2010

Timothy Brian Spruiell, 39, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Dallas. He was born November 3, 1970 in Levelland to J.C. Spruiell and Carol McCrary Spruiell. Mr. Spruiell was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Odessa.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Spruiell, Randall Spruiell, Justin Spruiell, Christopher Spruiell, Corky Spruiell and Allan Sruiell.

He is survived by:

Mother, Carol Spruiell of Shelbyville

Brother, Jesse Spruiell & wife Shelli of Marble Falls

Sister, Jan Currington & husband Ted of Shallowater

Fiance, Donna Duke of Timpson

Also several nephews and great nieces.

Preceded in death by:
Father, J.C. Spruiell

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


Letha Mae Hale, 92, of Patroon, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Colonial Pines Nursing Center in San Augustine. She was born November 9, 1917 in Marshall, Arkansas to Walter Foshee and Susie E. Kyle Foshee. Ms. Hale was a member of New Caney Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Jeff Headrick officiating. Interment to follow at Dunnigan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Hale’s grandsons and great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Betty Risinger and husband Robert of Patroon
Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora
Donna Riley & husband Jerry of Cleveland

Sons:
James Hale & wife Barbara of Patroon
Bobby Hale of Splendora

Fourteen Grandchildren

Also a number of Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-Law, Preston Garrison of Harrison, Arkansas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Claude M. Hale
Daughter, Diana Mae Hale
Grandson, James Royce Risinger
Great Granddaughter, Sarah Emmaline Adame

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


06/07/2010

Graveside services for Syble Bittick Bradshaw, 88, will be held Saturday, June 12 at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and a retired nurse.

Preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Bradshaw.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Linda Bea and Ottis Clifton Hutto, Sr. of Kilgore, Texas

Her grandchildren:
Cliff, Jr and Teffany Hutto
Bart and Stacy Hutto
Rusty and Brandi Hutto

Her great grandchildren:
Michael Hutto
Madison Hutto
Dylan Hutto

Services are under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton, Texas.


06/06/2010

James Thomas (Tommy) Rogers, age 87, entered into rest at his residence in San Augustine County, Saturday, June 5, 2010. He was born September 17, 1922, in San Augustine County to the late William Madison Rogers and Minnie (Wall) Rogers.

Tommy was a member of the Macune Missionary Baptist Church for 50+ years and taught Adult Sunday School classes there for 35 years. During WWII he served his country as a U.S. Marine. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonc Lodge for more than 60 years. He worked for Diamond Alkali as a Warehouse Manager for 22 years and then as a Purchasing Agent for Holly Farms for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Griffin Rogers of San Augustine; daughters Cheryl Rogers Cook and husband Bill of Austin, Deborah Rogers Woods and husband Donald of San Augustine; grandson Joey Woods and wife Heather of San Augustine; great-grandchildren Jesse Logan Woods and Case Aaron Woods, both of San Augustine; and brother Billy Rogers and wife Maxine of San Augustine.

Services will be Monday, June 7, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at the Macune Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, with Bro. Burl McBride and Bro. Travis Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 6, 2010, 5:00 till 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Dennis Eakin, Kenneth Eakin, Donald Woods, Bill Cook, Rodney Fox and Larry Epps Honorary Pallbearers: Orville Fonville, Charles Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Thomas Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Bill Goyens, Jesse Woods and Case Woods

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/03/2010

Solomon Zane Allen, 13, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bruce James officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 29, 1997 to Matt Allen and Cheri (Lucas) Wheeler. He was a member of Center Christian Church. Zane just completed the 6th grade at Center Middle School. He was a member of the school band where he played the drums and he was also on the 6th grade tennis team. Zane truly was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, riding 4-wheelers, swimming and he also loved riding his horse, named “Pinky”. He loved playing outside with his cousins and friends where he definately was “ ALL BOY”! Zane was a member of the Shelby County Roughrider mounted drill team. He was also a member of the Shelby County 4-H where he showed goats in the Shelby County Livestock Show.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Gilbert Wheeler and Brother, Cory Bertrand.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Don & Cheri Wheeler of Center
Matt & Charlotte Allen of Center
Brothers & Sisters:
Brett Wheeler of Center
Luc Allen of Center
Ben Wheeler of California
Whitnee Allen Lee & husband, Ricky of Center
Sydnee Allen of Center
Grandparents:
Bonnie & Claude Lucas of Center
Johnny & Lillian Allen of Center
Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Aunts & Uncles:
Austin Lucas, Will and Kelly Lucas,
Pam & Wallace Hibbard, Kathy Brittain,
Becky & Bill House, Debbie & Lacy Andrews,
David & Dana Allen, Steve & Kristi Allen,
Lynn & Christine Raymond and Lucy & Enrique Rodriguez
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Brett Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Luc Allen, Austin Lucas, Will Lucas, David Allen, Jonathan Brittain, Kenton Collins and Ricky Lee

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


06/01/2010

Era “Pud” Sanders, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 20, 1934 to John Preston May and Ola Dorothy (Lowe) Jensen.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John May and Ola Dorothy Jensen, Brother, Orval May and Sisters, Vera Moore and Sue.

She is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Barbara Johnson & husband, Chris of Pagosa Springs, CO
Shirley Nilsen & husband, German of Houston
Tammy Sanders of Joaquin

Granddaughter:
Summer Lindsey & husband, Chad of Houston

Great Grandson:
Emerson Lindsey

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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

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05/30/2010

Frances Williams, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Edward Frank Hammers and Blanche Fuller Hammers. SMs. Williams was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be James Windham, J.C. Windham, David Brown, Alex Brown and Eric Williams.

She is survived by:
Sons; Gene E. Williams of Stafford and Billy G. Williams of Center.
Granddaughter, GinaLynn Brown of Sugarland.
Grandson, Eric Williams of Houston
Two Great Grandchildren
A Great Friend, Linda Windham of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Harley O. Williams

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


05/29/2010

Jean Andrews Lawson, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1934 in Patroon, Texas to James J. Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden. Mrs. Lawson worked as a nurse for over 35 years, 30 of which were at Holiday Nursing Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Blake Barr, Bruce Yarbrough, Charles Barr and Joseph Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordon Horn, Larry Horn, Marlin Hardy and Steve Barr.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Joy Seekers Conference of Center First Baptist Church.

She is survived by:
Husband, Billy E. Lawson of Center
Daughters; Debra LaJean Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Kay Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Gwyn Lawson of Nacogdoches.
Grandchildren; Cade Yarbrough and wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr
Great Grandchildren; Cole Yarbrough, Mallory Yarbrough and Dillon Yarbrough
Brother, Randy Andrews of Center
Nephew, Joseph Andrews of Center

Also a hos of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James J Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden Andrews
Brother, James M. "Bud" Andrews
Grandson, Brent Barr

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


05/26/2010

Jewel Spinks, 79, of San Augustine, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at a hospital in Center.

Jewel was born to the late Mary Magdalene (Bailey) Townsend and Robert Ernest Townsend on August 18, 1930, in Baytown, Texas. She was a Food Service Supervisor for a local Nursing Home, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Hiriam Melton officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 27, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters and Sons-in-law: Georgia Garcia and Alfredo of Milam, Mary Beth Warner and Bill of Milam, Laura Corbello and Paul of Milam and Darlene Boehlke of San Augustine; Son: Danny Spinks and Donna Dupre of Hemphill; Brother: Gene Townsend of Austin; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Claudie (Pete) Jim Spinks and a son, James Allen (Festos) Spinks

Pallbearers will be Chris Spinks, Dylan Gates, Jamey Hilton, Adam Nixon, Taylor Nixon, and Daniel Boehlke. Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Denby and Lamar Davis


05/25/2010

Funeral services for Harold E. Stephens, 87, of Willis, TX, (formerly of Timpson, TX) will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, TX, with interment in Bethel Cemetery, Montgomery. Mr. Stephens passed away in Willis, TX, on May 23, 2010.

Harold was a retired Houston Police Officer and had also been employed with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Beth of Willis; sons, Eric Stephens and wife Judy of Anchorage, Alaska, and William “Bill” Stephens and wife Jill of Houston; granddaughters, Erin & Allison Stephens, and grandson Kevin Stephens of Houston, TX.

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Montgomery, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Doris Marie Cole Marcantel, 80, passed away May 24, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center, San Augustine, TX. She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Ragley, LA to Al and Alice McFatter Cole. She had resided in Sabine County since 1985. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Bronson Baptist Church.

Doris is survived by four children, Bill Marcantel and his wife Sharon of Darrington, WA, Lin Marcantel of Bronson, Nell McBride and husband Larry of Pineland and Nita Adkison and husband Mike of Center, TX. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, four sister-in-laws, Lola Mitchell, Marie Cole, Chee Chee Cole and Loraine Marcantel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Russell, Anson, Paul, Outher and Murphy Cole.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Centerview Cemetery near Bronson, TX.


05/24/2010

Jo Anne Manning Walker, 72, of Center, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born July 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Walter D. Manning, Jr. and Alice Louise May Manning. Mrs. Walker graduated from Center High School in 1955 and Panola Junior College in 1957, where she had a 4.0 grade point average. She was previously a member of the Center Rotary Club, head of the Citizen’s Bank travel club and a Girl Scout leader. She retired from Citizen’s Bank, where she was an officer for over twenty years. The “Jo Anne Walker Scholarship For Success” has been established by her family which is given to a deserving student yearly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler and Bro. D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery near Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Hooper, Tim Mitchell, Joel Hooper, Ben Thomas, Tom Thomas and Larry Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Shamburger, Steve Johnson and Ken Hollis.

She is survived by:
Husband, John Stephens Walker, Sr. of Center

Daughters;
Amy Walker Hampson and husband Gregory John of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Rhonda Kaye Walker of Wichita, Kansas

Son, John Stpehens Walker, Jr. and wife Lisa Marie of Pearland

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Boudousquie, Andrew Boudousquie, Katharine Hampson, John Hampson,
James Bronson, Kellyann M. Walker, Stephanie Walker and Sarah Walker

Brother, Walter D. Manning, Jr. and wife Ellen of Center

Aunts,
Florine Parker of Houston
Pauline Jones and husband Tom of Joaquin

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends

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


05/22/2010

Pamela Jean Oswald, age 51, of Livingston, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Livingston TX. She was born April 16, 1959 in Pasadena, Texas to father Sidney Tatum and mother Orlena Tate Tatum.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Spurlock, Daniel Tatum, John Ray Glass, Edgar Daniels, Patrick Daniels and Jack Tate.

She is survived by:
Son: Jonathan Oswald of Wichita, KS
Father: Sidney Tatum of Center
Sister: Bobbie Sue Warren of Center
Brother: John Tatum & wife April of Kingwood, Texas
4 Grandchildren
A number of Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by:
Mother Orlena Tate Tatum and Brother Stephen Tatum.


05/21/2010

Mrs. Claudene Peavy, 81, of Nacogdoches, formerly of San Augustine, passed away late Thursday evening, May 20, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Claudene was born to Lois (Lilly) Powers and Claude Powers on April 21, 1929, in Timpson, Texas. She was employed as a Secretary working in the Insurance Company for many years.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m., May 23, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Buddy Pratt, and Bro. Doug Fincher.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters: Debbie Clark of Friendswood, Gayle Muckleroy and her husband, Gary of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren: Kent Birdwell, Kelly Griffey, Nathan Clark, Natalee Clark, Steve Clark and James Clark along with 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Clark, James Clark, Kent Birdwell, Hollis Peavy, Buddy Kennemer and Rusty Adcock

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Ann Adams Dickey, age 63, of Joaquin, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Thomasson officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dickey passed away on Friday morning, May 21, 2010, in Tyler.

Emily Ann Adams Dickey was born on May 8, 1947, in Texarkana, Arkansas. She was the adopted daughter and only child born to the marriage of James Lowell and Jessie Lema Lollar Adams. She was the maternal granddaughter of Gordon T. Lollar and Amanda Ratcliff Lollar and the paternal granddaughter of Rubin R. Adams and Emma Lee Dingler Adams.

She grew up in Texarkana, Texas and had a happy childhood, living next door to the family owned grocery store. She attended Beverley Elementary School, graduated high school at Texas High, and attended Texarkana College. She later completed her education at Central Western University. Active in the music industry for many years, she was one of the first women to break into the field of record promotion, winning several awards for her accomplishments, including the prestigious Association of Independent Radio’s Promoter of the Year in 1986.

She married Dan Benjamin Dickey on April 7, 1967, in Sherman, Texas. Emily was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. In high school, she was a member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Girl Scouts, and Rainbow Girls. As an adult, she was a member of the Young Homemakers of Texas and was active in the community, doing volunteer work in nursing homes and the schools where her children attended. Her hobbies included playing the piano, bowling, sewing, and gospel music. Later in life, until stricken by a disabling stroke, she touched many lives, helping the elderly and shut-ins by assisting with shopping and personal chores and sharing her Christian testimony. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Dickey is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dan B. Dickey of Joaquin; t hree daughters, Angela Grupp and husband Jeff of Rowlett, Monica Bishop and husband Shawn of Carthage, and Melanie Kitchens and husband Jason of Aurora; and five grandchildren, Ashley Grupp, Tiffany Grupp, Faith Kitchens, Berlin Kitchens, and Aspen Bishop.

Serving as pallbearers are Donny Dickey, Matthew Dickey, James Dickey, Jeff Grupp, Shawn Bishop, and Jason Kitchens.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


05/20/2010

Floyd Adolphus (Dock) Watson, age 81, of the Paxton Community passed away, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Billy Freeman, honorary. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers : Tom Watkins, Arney Strickland, Lon Sharver, Glenn Gill, Gene Wayne Hutto, Bobby Watson, Cliff Todd and Waylon Moore. Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Gill, Frank Lindsey, Joe Fiedler, Buddy Townsend, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Board of Directors… Larry Warren, S. W. Carter, J. P. Dobbs, Jr., Paul Alexander, Ronnie Greer, Forrest Meador, William A. Speights, Tommy Smith, Jimmie Poplin, Joe B. Wooten and George Martin.

Dock was born February 22, 1929 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Sidney & Mary (Hataway) Watson. He attended Edgefield School in Paxton and graduated from Tenaha High School in 1946. Dock attended Sam Houston State University and then Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College where he received a degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Education in 1950. Dock served in the US Air Force for a brief time during the Korean Conflict. Dock returned to Shelby County and married Fannie Baldwin.

Their 58 year marriage blessed them with three children. He is survived by wife, Fannie Watson and daughters: Brenda & husband, Gene Giles of Carthage, Glenda & husband, Charlie Leflett of Joaquin and Steven Joe Watson of the Paxton Community. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Crista & husband, Michael Black, Cara & husband, Brian Morris, Alex & husband, Ashley Rowe, Cole Leflett, Carly, Will, Sam & Jake Watson, and three loving great grandchildren: Alexis & Addison Rowe and Cameron Black. Two sisters-in-law: Ruth Stephens & husband, Collis and Jo Watson. Dock was uncle to: Bobby Watson & wife, Kay, Patty Watkins & husband, Tom, Kathy Mouser & husband, Nathan and Tammy Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney & Mary Watson, brothers, Doyle Watson and Robert Earl Watson; in-laws, Clarence and Bessie Baldwin and Bea Watson. Also preceding him in death, nephew, Bill Watson & wife, Katha and niece, Anita & husband, W.H. Nichols.

He was an active member of the Paxton United Methodist Church and The Gideon’s International Organization. He began his teaching and administration career in Center, TX in 1949-1967. He also worked part time at Mangum Funeral Home, Texas Eastern, Head Start and Community Action. From 1945 until 1981 he also operated S. S. Watson Dairy. Dock served as Tenaha School Superintendent from 1967-1982. Following, he served as Joaquin ISD Superintendent for five years. Dock was elected Shelby County Judge in 1982 where he served for sixteen years. Dock served on many boards: Paxton Water Supply, Shelby County Hospital Board, Deep East Texas Council of Government, Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op Board of Directors, Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Shelby Panola College Advisory Board, and the Shelby Soil Conservation Committee. Other business ventures were Toledo Finance, Shelby County Savings and Tenaha Milling Company.

He was awarded the Shelby County Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1994. In 1995 he received the Sam Samford Lodge #149 Community Builders Award. Tenaha ISD inducted him into their Hall of Honor in 2004. Dock also received the Tenaha Masonic Lodge Community Builders Award in 2008. Close to his heart was the restoration of the 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and working with Shelby County citizens.

Memorials may be given to the following: Paxton United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, Floyd & Fannie Watson Scholarship at Panola College or Stephen F. Austin State University, and HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas.
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Mrs. Frances Joe Oates, 74, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. No visitation is planned.

She was born December 18, 1935 in Denton, Texas to William and Phadolia (Matthews) Shepherd. Mrs. Oates, was a woman with an outstanding record of service to her fellow citizens and worked continuously for bettering the lives of those living in the community. Mrs. Oates was a registered nurse and worked alongside her husband, Dr. Steve Oates for many years. She was dedicated to the many activities her two sons, Reid and Shepard were involved in. She was a scout leader as well as very involved in the Little League organization and Athletic Boosters. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Women’s Reading Club. Mrs. Oates, was first elected to the City of Center Council in April 12, 1982, serving continuously until her death, and was appointed Mayor Pro tem a member of the City Council Committees for Financial/Audit, Streetscape Steering, Parks, and also represented the Council on the Board of Directors for the City of Center Economic Development Corporation and the Center Industrial Development Authority, and the Chairman of the City of Center Main Street Program. Mrs. Oates also served as Chairman of the Fannie Brown Booth Library; Vice Chairman of DETCOG, member of the DETCOG Grant Review Committee. Mrs. Oates was very active in the community. She was a charter member of the Lake Areas Art League. Mrs. Oates served as the President of the Shelby County Chamber, and was Chairman of the East Texas Poultry Festival for over thirty years, Ambassador President, active Ambassador, Endowed the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court Pageant, served on the Queen’s Court committee and served on the Health Care committee. Mrs. Oates received the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award in 1976 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1993, member of the Ladies Reading Club, Mrs. Oates was appointed by Governor Ann Richards to be on the board of the Executive Women in Texas Government .

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Phadolia Shepherd.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Dr. Steve Oates of Center

2 Sons:
Lareid Oates of Center
Shepherd Oates & wife, Denise of Mesquite

Grandson:
Stephen Daniel Oates

Family request donations be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935.

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


Thomas “Jeff” Sims, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born October 6, 1922 in the Campti Community of Shelby County to Jesse James Sims and Cynthia Caroline Byrd Sims. Mr. Sims was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a member of the LineCo Construction Electrical Union.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Michael Grogan officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Rogers, Dusty Davis, Dewayne Bailey, Randy Bush, Michael Leim, J.J. Sims, Danny Sims and David Kerr.

He is survived by:

Family Members:
Carolyn Sims Field of Center
Helen Rogers & husband Billy of Center
Doc Sims of Beckville

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Ruby Marie Sumner Sims
Five Brothers & Five Sisters

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


Betty Smotherman, 81, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Strong Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Robert D. and Opal Della (Raymond) English. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rob & Della English, Husband, L.B. Smotherman, Son-in-law, Bob Crocker, Sister, Hazel Vaughn, Allie Ruth Parrish, Johnnie Lynch and Margie Martin and Infant Brother, Buddy English.

She survived by:

2 Daughters:
Sue Bolton & husband, Glen of Center
Ann Crocker of Center

Son:
Randy Smotherman & wife, Mindy of Huxley

4 Grandchildren:
Heath Bolton & wife, Teri of Huxley
Brandi Bolton Lairmore & husband, Brandon of Warrensburg, MO
Clint Crocker of Huxley
Craig Crocker & Kelly Webber of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Bristan Lairmore
Caden Crocker

Twin Sister:
Bobbie Jean Condon of Beaumont

Brother:
R.D. “Dale” English & wife, Barbara “Babs” of Houma, LA

Sister-in-law:
Rodean Barnett & husband, Windell of Huxley

Special Friend:
JoAnn Shofner of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Clint Crocker, Craig Crocker, Troy Shofner, Bubba Shofner,
Gerald Vaughn, Jackie Vaughn and Larry Vaughn

Honorary Pallbearers:
Heath Bolton, Brandon Lairmore and Bobby Glynn Scarber

Family request that donations be made to the Strong Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 1383 Center, Texas.

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


05/18/2010

Doris Ingram, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Lone Cedar Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 26, 1925 to John Wesley and Elvira (Adams) Gray. She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Elvira Gray, Husband, Walter Ingram Jr. and Brother, Auburn Gray and Stepmother, Annie B. Gray.

She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Darlene Mann & husband, Howell of Ft. Worth
Deborah Carrick & husband, Robert of Colorado Springs, CO

Grandchildren:
Shelley Pardue
Corry Smith & husband, Michael
R. W. Carrick & wife, Angie
Lillian Adams & husband, Chris

6 Great Grandchildren:
Cole, Lauren & Wyatt Pardue
Wesley & Harper Smith
Abigail Adams

Brother:
Glenn Gray & wife, Paulette of Tyler

Sister:
Katheryn Keith & husband, Tom of Grapeland

Sister-in-law:
Juanita Yates & husband, Julius of Shreveport, LA

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


05/17/2010

Hellen Schillings Sanders, 79, of Dialville Tx. passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Cherokee County. Hellen was a 1947 graduate of Center High School. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Lilia Schillings. Helen was married to the late Bro. Billy Sanders and they lived in around Shelby County while he pastored churches. They had been at Clever Creek Baptist church in the late 50's and early 60's.

Services will be gravesite only, Wendsday, May 19th, 2010, in Nacogdoches Oak Grove Cemetery with visitation at 1:30 and burial at 2:00.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Tx.

 

05/16/2010

Milton Eugene Harris, 73, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

He was born June 12, 1936 to Minor and Eva (Lord) Harris.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Minor and Eva Harris, Wife, Louise Harris, Son, Jerry Harris and Infant Daughter, Rebecca Harris.

He is survived:
Daughter:
Vicky Pratt & husband, James of Center
Son:
Kenneth Harris & wife, Lisa of Center
Son:
Richard Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Grandchildren:
Eric Pratt & wife, Allison of Center
Dache Barnhart & husband, Brandon of Wylie
Amy Windham & husband, Kyle of Center
Keith Harris & Fiance, Amanda Jones of Center
Kimberly Shelton & husband, Matthew of Center
Richie Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Great Grandchildren:
Kaleigh and Keaton Pratt
Peyton & Breanna Windham, Dakota Wagstaff
Dalton Shelton
2 Sisters:
Dell Tyler & husband, Cecil of Huxley
Johnny Blount of Baker, LA
Brother:
Red Odom & wife, Marie of Tenaha
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Keith Harris, Matt Shelton, Kyle Windham
Eric Pratt, Glen Hutto and Otis Pleasant

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


05/15/2010

Jane Ellen Parker Jones, 60, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Center. She was born February 6, 1950 in Shelby County to Dan Parker and Virginia Harrison Parker. Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Parker-Jones Farm with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Youth Cutting Horse Association, 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ray Jones of Center

Sons:
Marlin Ray Jones III and wife Brandy of Center
Daniel Kevin Jones and wife Jennifer of Center

Grandsons:
Collin Parker Jones of Center
Ryan Jones of Center

Granddaughter, Cloe Camille Jones of Center

Father, Dan Parker of College Station

Brothers:
Danny Parker and wife Cindy of College Station
John William Parker and wife Teressa of Corsicana

Aunts:
Fern Christensen of Tenaha
Betty Robertson of Tenaha
Winfrey Swann of Houston

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Also many, many beloved animals

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Virginia Parker

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


Bessie Clifton, 68, of Tenaha passed away Saturday May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 24, 1942 to Nellie and Doritha (Usher) Skeeters.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Nellie and Doritha Skeeters, Husband, Glen Clifton, Brothers, Woodrow Skeeters, Carl Ross Skeeters, Billy Ray Skeeters.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Linda Clifton Torres & husband, Tony of Paxton
Son:
Leon Clifton & wife, Deborah of Tenaha
Son:
David Lee Clifton of Timpson
Son:
Joe Kenneth Clifton of Timpson
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Mary Ann Doles of Nebraska
Brother:
Travis Skeeters of Nacogdoches
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Mrs. June Ainsworth, age 73, passed away today, May 13, 2010, at a local nursing home in San Augustine. She was born July 7, 1936, in Buhl, Idaho, to the late Fred and Tina McRoberts.

June was a member of the Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who delighted in taking care of her husband and children.

She is survived by her sons, Rodney Ainsworth and wife Kathy, Lloyd Ainsworth and Troy Ainsworth - all of San Augustine; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children; along with several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held on 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Chinquapin Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Gerald Sowell.

Visitation will be from the hours of 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas. 75972

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Lucille Bierhalter, 93, of Kirbyville, former resident of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Kirbyville.

Lucille was born to Nannie (Rogers) Fonville, and Lewis Wesley Fonville on March 31, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Angleton.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the San Augustine City Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Officiating will be Jamie Kinman.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Phillip and Vicki Bierhalter of Ennis; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Nancy and David McGilbery of Kirbville; Grandchildren: Kelli Armstrong, Lee Bierhalter, and Jan McGilbery, Josh McGilbery and Jared McGilbery; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Orville Fonville of Pasadena, Charles and Eloise Angleton, Jerry and Barbara Fonville of Pasadena and Thomas and Carol Fonville of Flint.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin Asbury Bierhalter; sisters: Lorraine Roberts, Marjorie Gill; Brother: Lewis Fonville

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


05/14/2010

Willis B. Wilson 1933 - 2010 Graveside services for Mr. Willis B. Wilson, 76, of Nacogdoches are set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, with Rev. Bailey Alders, Pastor of Christian Life Center UPCI, officiating. Eulogies will be offered by Elbert Roark and Nolan Alders.

Willis passed away May 13, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Willis was born December 30, 1933, in Shelby County, Texas, to Woodrow and Ibera Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Willis was retired from Texas Farm Products after 35 years. He was a member of Christian Life Center UPCI.

Willis and Bennie (Gentry) Wilson were married April 4, 1959, and she survives him. Also surviving is a daughter, Phyllis Wilson of Nacogdoches, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Alders, Dr. Richard Baker, Lee Howell, Elbert Roark, David Roark and Joseph Roark.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, TX. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


05/13/2010

Donna Parks Bailey, 51 of Timpson, passed away May 13, 2010, Nacogdoches, Texas. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 17, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Sir Charleston Johnson officiating.

Born June 2, 1958, in Houston, TX, Donna Dean Parks Bailey was the daughter of Allen Curtis and Joy (Eldredge) Parks. She had worked as a processor for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include her mother Joy Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; daughter Michelle Parks Harris and husband Timothy of Timpson; brothers Johnny Parks of Timpson and Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Tammy Harris, Angelic Harris, Amber Parks, and Ashton Harris; great granddaughter Ty’Amberia Tutt Parks; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her father Allen Curtis Parks and husband Danny Bruce Bailey.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/11/2010

Doris Gertrude Wagner passed away peacefully at her residence on May 10, 2010. Doris was born on Oct. 13, 1919 to George and Merinda Chorpening on the family farm north of Alamo, TX. She was a graduate of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School and the University of Texas. During WW II, Doris worked for the F.B.I. in San Antonio and had very fond memories of her co-workers and friends.

She married Paul F. Wagner on March 8, 1946 after he returned from military service in WWII in the South Pacific. Paul passed away July 12, 2004. Doris was a proud member of P.E.O. Chapter DS, a philanthropic educational organization, for over 60 years and served as local chapter president numerous times. She loved to play bridge with her many friends, often playing two to three times a week. Doris was an “old time” cook as she had an uncanny ability for putting up vegetables and her delicious fruit preserves. Her sons will greatly miss her succulent fried oysters and Christmas candy.

Doris is survived by three sons and their wives, Gary P. and Deborah Wagner of Center, TX, James T. and Teresa Wagner of McAllen, TX, Randall L. and Mary Gay Wagner of Kerrville, TX; grandchildren, Kenneth and Nikki Wagner of Center, TX, Peyton and Gavin Hawk of St. Petersburg, FL, Jason and Christina Wagner of Austin, TX, Amy and Chris Schmanski of Collingswood, NJ, Hunter Wagner of San Marcos, TX, Merinda and Richard Goodman of Caddo Mills, TX, Phillips Wagner of Kerrville, TX; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2010 from noon to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6-8. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Kreidler Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. John Badders. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Kautsch, Pat Risica, Danny Drefke, Mark Wittenberg, Jack McKeever, Kenneth Johnson and Jim Brown. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Vannie E. Cook, Jr. children’s cancer Clinic, 101 W. Exp 83, McAllen, TX 78503.


Derrick Pina, 17, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born October 4, 1992 in Jacksonville to Jay Harvey and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Amelia Short officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Keith P. Simms, Dayrien Driver, Christopher Bell, Terrance Barnes, Row Simmons, Michael Harvey and Ricky Rios.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr. of Center
Pepe Pina of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Lufkin
Jennie Pina of Lufkin

Father, Jay Harvey of Center

Aunts:
Amelia Short
Marsha Simms

Also, a number of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Brother, Rigo Pina
Sister, Hope Michelle Simms
Grandmother, Esther Lee Simms
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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


Joyce Edge Adams, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at her home. She was born September 29, 1927 in Huxley to Henry Wesley Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge. Ms. Adams was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Dr. Nick Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Clint Quinn, Waylon Quinn, Casey Adams, Josiah Conner, William Gamble, Johnnie Foster Gamble IV, Joey May and Cody May. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Adams and Bret Burkart.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Travis Quinn & wife Kathy of Clute
Jack Quinn of Crockett
David Adams of Alto
Jesse Adams & wife Darla of Flint

Daughters:
Carolyn “Sissy” Ratcliff of Watauga
Martha May & husband Sammy of Center
Hazel Gamble of Center
Judy Conner & husband Nick of Ponder

Grandchildren:
Jessica Chandler, Waylon Quinn, Clint Quinn, Jamie Quinn, Amanda Quinn Sanchez, Savannah Quinn, Crystal Quinn, Ben Ratcliff, Jennifer Ratcliff, Robert Ratcliff, Jr., Bret Burkart, Joey May, Cody May, Joyce Glaze, Shasta Briggs, Johnie Foster Gamble IV, William Gamble, Josiah Conner, Jessica Conner, Adrian Smith, Kimberlyn Lansford, Jeffrey Adams, Jason Adams, Casey Adams, Hannah Adams, Hunter Adams, and Heath Adams.

Thirty Five Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maxine Miller of Longview
Jackie Miller & husband Henry of Center

Brothers:
J. Frank Edge & wife Velma of Lake Jackson
James Edge & wife Nell of Clute
Lyndon Edge & wife Vicki of Center
Paul Edge of Desert Hot Springs, California
Dale Edge & wife Elizabeth of Pflugerville

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Felicia Jo Norris, age 77, died Sunday, May 9th in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Norris was born February 2, 1933 in Brenham, Texas to Theron Ellis and Sue Smith Floyd Moses. Felicia and her husband, the late Ross Edward Norris, Sr. grew up together in Center, Texas where they married in 1953. Along with their two sons, they made their home in Victoria for over fifty years. Felicia was a long-time employee of the Estate of Thomas O’Connor.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at
Rosewood Funeral Home in Victoria.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00
a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her son Ross Edward Norris, Jr. of Willis, Texas and his children Cecily Erin Norris of Dallas, Riley Evan Norris of Austin, Conley Everett Norris of Huntsville and their mother, Cherie Duckett Norris of Houston and son Joseph Kelly Norris and his wife, Kelly, and their son, Braden Kelly Norris of Houston. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carl Todd VanWay (Suanne) of Victoria and Mrs. J.W. McCauley (Libby) and her husband of Willis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, Texas.


05/10/2010

Karen Alyne Smith, 64, of Salado died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday May 8, 2010 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Burial will be at Ford Cemetery at Bon Weir after a graveside service Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Beaumont to Gordon Nelson and Dorothy Daugherty Nelson. She married Obe Kymbol Smith February 29, 1958. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Houston. She moved to Belton twenty years ago from New Jersey. She worked as the Librarian for the Temple Public Library having retired March 31, 2010. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Survivors include her husband Obe Kymbol Smith of Salado; one daughter Amy Alyne Smith of Salado; one stepson Kymbol Smith of Salado; two stepdaughters Crystal Church of Belton and Gina Walker of Port Bolivar; her father Gordon Nelson of Timpson; one brother Don Nelson of Center and one sister Nancy Stockman of Temple.

Memorials may be made to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County or to Friends of Temple Public Library.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mayfield died Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Longview, Texas.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Briley Mayfield was born December 9, 1940 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas as the daughter of Myrtle Best Wood and Robert Lee Briley, Sr. Mrs. Mayfield was retired from the Kroger company, later retiring from Sams after eight years of service and was the owner of Glory Bee Creations. She received her degree from Panola College in Computer Information Systems and a degree in Applied Science from the California College for Health Sciences, majoring in Medical Transcription and Computers Information Systems.Gloria Married Mr. Wlmer A. “Red” Mayfield May 29, 1972 and celebrated 35 years together until he preceded her in death on August 6, 2007.

Gloria was a seventeen year member and officer of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas J. Rusk Chapter, The United Daughters of The Confederacy, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Longview, The National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and The Magna Charter Dames. She was also a member of the Texas Genealogy Association and was an Accredited Genealogist of the American College of Genealogists. She had written several books about her family ancestors. She was active in the TX GenWeb, served from 1999-200 as the SW/SC CC Rep, USGenWeb Advisory Board and web mistress of the Cemeteries of TX, TX Surnames, and numerous county websites.

Mrs. Mayfield was a member of the Women Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, The American Legion Women Auxiliary, and the Auxiliary of the Disabled Veterans Association. .She was Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Henderson Chapter No. 597, and an endowed member of Carthage, Chapter No 747. She was of the Baptist Faith, currently member of the Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Glen Gregg Goza, II; daughter, Linda Mayfield Jennings and brothers: Robert Jr., Ted and Jimmye Briley; Mike Briley; sister, Betty Webb; brother-in-laws, Jim Webb and Jimmy Shipman; granddaughter, Wendy Warner

Mrs. Mayfield is survived by her daughters, Briley M. Dailey and husband Billy Charles, Jr. of Beckville, Glynna D. Reser and husband Kevin of Boerne, June Grattan, Ruth Parker and husband Lance, Sandra Garcia, Deborah Gilotte and husband Rick; son-in-law, Steve Jennings; grandchildren, Morgan and Billy Charles Dailey, II of Beckville and Kristal and Travis Wayne Reser of Boerne, Misty Watson and husband Robert, Jerome’ Anderson, Jennifer Biorge and husband Dusty, Jande’ La’Ulu and husband Kark, Jarel Anderson and Steven Grattan, Jimmy Wanner and wife Jill, Alan Parker, Sabrina, Marsial, Mandel and Sasha Garcia, Janice Vanover and husband Adam and Jake Jones. Gloria is also survived by her brother, Mike Briley of Pierre, South Dakota and sister, Jackie Shipman of Stephenville. Great grandchildren, Madyson Dailey, landing Watson, Corbin and Ressie Wanner, Cipher La’Ulu, William and Skylar Garcia, Dwaine Garcia, Shalee Basden, Lazariae Mayes, Persefanie Garcia, Cohen and Daxton Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Brooklyn, Gabriel and Thor Biorge.

THE BODY WILL LIE IN STATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday


05/08/2010

Funeral service for Thomas Lamar McWilliams, age 91, of the Bobo Community near Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 10, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. McWilliams passed away May 8, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born in the Bobo Community of Shelby County, Texas, Thomas Lamar McWilliams was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Lillie (Wilson) McWilliams. He and Quinteen Green were married November 9, 1936. Lamar retired as a division supervisor for Texas Gas after 48 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson, serving as a deacon and church treasurer, and was also a member of American Legion Post #90 in Timpson.

Survivors include his daughter Linda Bills and husband Bill of Brentwood, TN; grandson James Lamar Bills and wife Lara of Beckley, West Virginia; granddaughter Laura Fay Bills Essner and husband Jon of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren: Sara Margaret Bills, Calloway Reeves Bills, Jay Thomas Essner, and Bryce Patrick Essner; and sister-in-law June Mims of Timpson.

In addition to his parents, Lamar McWilliams was preceded in death by wife Quinteen Green McWilliams, brother Howard McWilliams, and sister Fay Bryan.

Visitation will be held 12 Noon and until 2:00 PM service time on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Lighting the Path, Otter Creek School, 409 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/07/2010

Georgia Marquette Wallace Emanis Oliver

Marquette “Coot” Oliver passed away on May 7, 2010 in Center, Texas at the age of 92. Marquette, one of eight children, was born on December 8, 1917, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, to parents, Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace.

Marquette attended Cooper school until she was 16. She then traveled alone to Freeport, Texas where she worked in a hospital while finishing high school. Her dream was to become a nurse. That dream didn’t materialize until she was in her 50’s when she finally obtained her LVN license from the Panola Nursing School. She then worked at Shelby General Hospital and other local nursing facilities for a number of years.

Marquette married Rebel Eloy Emanis, also of Arcadia, where they farmed for a short time and their first child Jackie was born. They moved to Freeport where Eloy worked at Dow Chemical and their second child, Ronald Eloy Emanis, was born.

Around 1951, the Emanis Family moved back to Arcadia where Marquette enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and quilting. In 1982, at the age of 70, Eloy passed away. Marquette later rekindled her friendship with Olen Oliver who also grew up in Arcadia. The two were married August 9, 1987 in Timpson. They had been married for 23 years and lived in Center. She was baptized a member of the Arcadia Missionary Baptist Church and was a long time member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Marquette Oliver was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Flossie Wallace; first husband, Eloy Emanis; brother Jesse Franklin; and sister Vada Mae Tinsley. She is survived by her husband, Olen Oliver of Center; daughter, Jackie Emanis Grant and husband Neil, of the Arcadia Community; son, Ronnie Emanis and wife Charlsey, of Center; three stepsons, Olen Oliver Jr. and wife Linda of Pasadena, Jim Oliver and wife Glenda of LaPorte, and Richard Oliver and wife Vickie of Houston. Also five grandchildren, Doice Grant and wife Beth of Longview, Dr. Derek Grant and wife Ann of Center, Greg Grant of Arcadia, Kerry Grant Greer and husband Reed of Melissa, Texas, and Aleta Whitton and husband Jeremy of Center; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marguerite Adams, Sue Hagler, and Marsha Askew; two brothers, Bud Wallace and wife Billie, and Joe Wallace and wife Elaine; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Doice Grant, Dr. Derek Grant, Greg Grant, Olen Oliver Jr., Jim Oliver, and Richard Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons Reed Grant, Seth Grant, Levi Grant, Trace Greer, August Greer, Jack Greer, and Judson Greer.

Visitation will be held at Watson and Son Funeral home in Center Saturday May 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday May 9 at 2:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Oliver will be laid to rest with generations of family members gone on before at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near the Arcadia Community. Her children and grandchildren will provide a musical farewell. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church or Life Care Hospice of Nacogdoches.


John A. White, Jr., 89, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at his home. He was born July 31, 2020 in Tenaha to John A. White, Sr. and Mary Belle Holt White. At the age of 10, John took up the guitar and, in a very short time, was accompanying the local fiddler at dances. At the age of 15, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and became the camp rhythm guitarist for Camp Maydell, located between Rusk and Palestine. He was a founding member of “The Bluegrass Ramblers” in the early 60’s. For years he played extensively all over Texas with some of the best fiddler and banjo players. His love of singing and playing the guitar never ceased. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1938 and married Mayzell Samford on May 19, 1939. Mr. White worked as a welder in the shipyards in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Houston, before World War II. He was then drafted and served in the US Navy aboard the battleship “USS Mississippi” in the Pacific Theatre, where he was an eyewitness to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. After the war, Mr. White moved to LaPorte, where he worked as a welder for Shell Oil Company. He was eventually promoted to the position of “welding specialist” and wrote all the weld procedures for pressure equipment for Shell nationwide. In April 1981, Mr. White retired from Shell after 34 years of service and moved to Lake Murvaul, near Gary, where he and Mayzell enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, May 10, 2010 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Douglas McDonald and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Young, Johnny Gibbs, Ronnie Samford, Jack White, Bennie Martin and Chris Pena.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Martha White of Tenaha

Sons:
Michael White of Columbia, Missouri
Joe White & wife Joy of Tenaha

Grandson, Jack White of New York City

Granddaughter, Jodi Pena & husband Chris of Cypress

Four Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Phyllis Brewer Graves of Shreveport passed peacefully on May 6, 2010. She was born on December 20, 1939, in New Port Rhode Island. As a daughter of career naval officer, she spent her childhood in locations throughout the United States. Phyllis dedicated her life to service, both as a nurse and a teacher.

Phyllis received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University 1961, master’s degree in public health from Tulane University in 1965 and doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in1979.

After becoming a nurse, she began working in a hospital operating and recovery rooms. She also worked as a public health nurse, including working with handicapped children services. Phyllis became a nursing educator in 1965. Phyllis served for one year as an instructor at the Louisiana State Universality School of Nursing in New Orleans, two years as an instructor at Confederate Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport and two years as an instructor at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. She was a member of Northwestern State University faculty in Shreveport, Louisiana from 1975 to 1986, where she served as a professor and head of the baccalaureate nursing program. A published author of textbooks and articles, Phyllis was a member of the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She served on numerous professional committees and was a founding member of the Shreveport Mayor’s Women’s’ Commission.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, reading and, as is said in south Louisiana, “passing a good time.”

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Reggie Graves, brother, Charles Brewer and family, son, Bob Graves and wife Kathy and grandchildren, Morgan and Ellis.

A memorial service celebrating Phyllis’ life will be held at King’s Highway Christian Church in Shreveport on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.


05/05/2010

Rosendo C. “Ross” Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born September 8, 1944 in Pleasanton, Texas to Agulino Pacheco and Beatrice Castro Pacheco. Mr. Pacheco was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Bailey officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm, at Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pacheco, Adam Morales, Raul Pacheco, Israel Pacheco, Alfred Ray Zuniga, Roy Taylor, Jerry Burford, and Larry Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be James Black, Reggie Masters, Carlos Pacheco and Dennis Kofstad.

He is survived by:

Wife, Stephanie Pacheco of Palestine

Four Children

Two Step-Children

Ten Grandchildren

Brothers: Raul Pacheco of Houston Carlos Pacheco of Pleasanton

Sisters: Linda Kofstad of Minnesota Virginia Zuniga of Pasadena

Mother-in-Law, Waverly Ellerbee of Walker, Louisiana

Very Special Friends, James & Paula Black of Palestine

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Agulino Pacheco & Beatrice Castro Pacheco Infant Brother, Ernesto Pecheco

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


Mrs. Addie L. Green, 71, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas.

Addie was born to Lera (Greer) Walton and Oren Walton on October 16, 1938, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 2:00 P.M., in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Bro. Bobby Warr will officiate.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years: John Earl Green of San Augustine; Son: Robert and his wife, Lisa Green of Teneha ;Daughters: Sheila Williams of San Augustine, and Regina Martinez and husband, Lupe of Center; Grandchildren: Brandy Hughes, Nickie Hughes, Daniel Harvey, Chris Harvey, Jeremy Green, Tiffany Green, Cassi Green, Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, B.J. Bray, John Green, and Brandon Green. 6 Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Jerry Walton and wife, Sue of Houston, Charles Walton and his wife, Diane of Dallas, and Kenneth Walton of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Barbara, Shirley, Karen and Vicki; brother: Oren Walton, Jr. and a sister: Jeanette Ratcliff

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts

Danny Garland Porter, 66, of Deadwood, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at his home. He was born April 21, 1944 in Center to Aaron Porter and Hersey Belrose Porter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mervin Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Deadwood Cemetery in Deadwood, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Porter, Jody Porter, Reese Smith, Chad Adams, James Cassell, Joel Graves, Shawn Harris and Johnny Metcalf.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeanene Porter of Deadwood
Daughter, Laci Doan & husband Matt of Deadwood
Sisters: Pennie Cassell of Keithville, Louisiana Patricia Adams & husband Clyde of Center
Brother, Joe Porter of Center
Mother-in-Law, Velma Smith of Center
Sister-in-Law, Betty McSwain & husband Gene of Deadwood
Brothers-in-Law: Brother Mervin Scott of Deadwood Gene Smith & wife Mila of Center
Special Friends, The Dale LaGrone Family

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Aaron Porter & Hersey Belrose Porter
Brother, Larry Porter
Father-in-Law, Jack Smith

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


Laura Margaret (Putnam) McLarry passed away on May 5, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center, Texas where she had resided since 2007. Mrs. McLarry was born November 27, 1916, in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Charles W. and Margaret Frances Putnam. On January 16, 1942 she married Finley McLarry in Sulphur Springs where they lived until his death in 1997.

A celebration of life for Mrs. McLarry will be held Saturday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home, 505 S. Hillcrest Dr. in Sulphur Springs. Visitation will be Friday, May 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Two daughters survive Mrs. McLarry: Carolyn Wiggins and husband Wayne of Longmont CO. and Ann Krueger and husband Clay of Center, Texas. She is further survived by five grandsons: Mark Wiggins and wife Wendy of St. Louis Park, MN; Paul WIggins and wife Debbie of Longmont, CO.; BIll Krueger and wife Beth of Norwak, CT.; Scot Krueger of Semi Valley, CA.; Tim Krueger of O'Fallon, MO and four great-grand children: Emily and Brian WIggins of Longmont, CO. and Roy and Robert Krueger of Norwalk, CT.

Her parents, her husband, two sisters, Alma Putman and Josephine McLarry and special nephew, Dan Richard McLarry, all of Sulphur Springs preceded her in death.

Mrs. McLarry worked six years as a dental assistant, nine years as financial secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary for Sulphur Springs Independent School District in the high school, junior high and Houston Elementary. She loved to paint and was a member of Hopkins County Art League and Lakes Area Arts League in Center, Texas. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and crafts. She was a member of First Baptist Church Center, Texas when she died and a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Throughout her life she was active in Baptist Women's Missionary group and taught women's Bible study classes for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to LifeCare Hospice; 320 North Street, Suite 311; Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.


05/03/2010

Rosendo C Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. Services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

John R. Adams, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1926 in Shelby County to Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams. He was a member of the International Order of Foresters. Mr. Adams served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.,May 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. J.C. Dawson and Rev. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Tyler Dawson, John Yarbrough, Sonny Donldson, Nathan Adams and Woody Jernigan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lout, Jack Lout, Butch Adams, Monk Peace, Sammy Jones and Randolph Lout.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty J. Adams of Center

Daughter, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.C. of Silsbee

Sons:
J.T. Adams & wife Linda of Lufkin
John David Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Melissa Dawson, Nathan Adams and Kasey Lewis

Twenty One Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sister, Miriam Jernigan of Center

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams
Brother, Bob Adams and F. T. Adams

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


05/02/2010

Curtis Estes, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport.

He was born August 5, 1941 in Shelby County to F.E. and Ida (Andrews) Estes.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, F.E. and Ida Estes, and 2 Brothers, Raymond Estes and Tommy Estes.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Brenda Estes of Joaquin
Daughter:
Tammy Garner & husband, Sam of Joaquin
Son:
Curtis B. “Pete” Estes of Joaquin
4 Grandchildren:
Amanda Garner of Joaquin
Brandon Garner of Joaquin
Dustin Estes of Joaquin
Austin Estes of Joaquin
Sister:
Verna Murdock of Chireno
3 Brothers:
Buford Estes & wife, Shirley of Carthage
Henry Myers Estes & wife, Charlotte of Salem, MO
Elzie Estes & wife, Dawn of Joaquin
Number of Nieces and Nephews & a host of Friends

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


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04/30/2010

Arlon B. Allen, 90, of Lufkin, was born January 25, 1920 in Gehagan, Louisiana, the son of the late Lanora (Squyres) and John Henry Allen. He passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mr. Allen was a retired carman with Southern Pacific Railroad. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Lufkin;s First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Jerry W. Allen of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Richard Benoit of Vidor; daughter Nancy Patterson of Beaumont; brother, Evin Allen of Pearland; grandchildren, Julie Kitchen, Amy Riddle, Melissa Coon, Clavin Sharp, Kristena Smith, Lori Perkins, Shawn Benoit and Raven Odoms; 13 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Carolyn Lightfoot and Pat Bailey; and a number of other nieces, nephews and family members.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Allen, in 1999; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Allen's memory may be made to Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Services for Mr. Allen will be held at 3:00 p.m.Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr.Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Mollie Allen. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 pm, Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

Gipson Funeral Home; directors.


Funeral services for Mr. Glenn Scott to be held at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church Cemetery. Final arragngements entrusted to Purvis Funeral Home.

Directions to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1741 Mundy Road, Mansfield, La:  From the West on Hwy 84, go to Mansfield, La., proceed on East on Hwy 84 six miles. At Mundy Road (four way intersection) turn Left (North.)  The church is on the Left side of the road. (If you pass I-49, you have gone too far.)


04/29/2010

Era B. Enmon, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was born September 18, 1915 in Shelbyville to Joe C. Dockens and Ima Jacobs Dockens. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Donald Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers were Harold Dockens, Arnold Soucie, Chuck Bailey, Tommy Sanford, Charles Henry Hinton and Wayne Grissom. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Baty, Will Baty, Walt Baty and Freddie Frankie.

She is survived by:

Son, James H. Enmon & wife Bobbie of Shelbyville
Daughter, Ima Ruth Snider of Beamont

Grandchildren:

Stephen Snider, Victor Enmon and Kristi Conn
Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Husband, H.E. “Jack” Enmon
Son-in-Law, Kenneth O. Snider
Grandson, Kenneth O. Snider, Jr.
Great Granddaughter, Victoria Enmon

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


04/28/2010

James Zack “Dude” Mills, 80, of Center passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born October 30, 1929 in Pineland to James Burke Mills and Clanty Delilah Thomas Mills. Mr. Mills served in the US Air Force, and was a member of VFW Post 8904 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Bryan Opbroek officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ronny Mills, Jr., Kyle Hennigan, Jammie Berney, Shane Mudd, Richard Schultz, and Lt. Col. John Hennigan.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Mills of Center

Sons:
Ronald Mills of Shreveport, Louisiana
Randolph Mills & wife Brenda of Keithville, Louisiana
Stanley Hill & wife Minerva of Mesa, Arizona
Gary E. Hill & wife Nin of Timpson

Daughters:
Ann Mills McGuire of Shreveport, Louisiana
Margie Mills Hennigan & husband Radian of Ruston, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Ronny Mills, Jr., Kim Mills, Mandy Mills, Sherry Mills, Wendy Stough, Jammie Berney, Jessica McGuire, Jeremy McGuire, Shane Mudd, Kyle Hennigan, James Hennigan, Hannah Hennigan Salem, Erik Hill, Danny Hill, Amber Shofner

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

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


04/26/2010

Furman Davis, 88, long-term resident of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Texas.

Furman Davis was born and raised in Center, Texas, the youngest son of John and Jessie Davis. Furman married Mary Jo Matthews in Center, Texas in 1946. Mary Jo passed away in 1996 after 50 years of marriage. Furman is survived by his four loving children Dianna Davis Forest, Brenda Davis Fye, Victor Furman Davis and David Matthews Davis. He is also survived by sons-in-law Duncan Forest and Jerry Fye and daughter-in-law DeDe Davis. Furman will also be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Kristin Heath, Kyle Alston, Dianna Boorman, Allison Davis and Nathan Davis, as well as 6 great grandchildren, 2 nephews and a niece and numerous cousins and long-time friends. He will be especially missed by his close friend Mildred Bradberry.

Furman’s first career was in service to his country in the Texas National Guard, the United States Army and the United States Air Force from November 1938 until he retired in January 1972. Furman began his Army service in Texas Company D 144th Infantry. He served domestically at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Wilmington, North Carolina, patrolling coastal and inland waterways. He then served in Oran, French Morocco and Naples, Italy. He joined a heavy weapons company in Anzio, Italy for a campaign to capture Rome. From Rome he went back to Naples to train for the invasion of Southern France. On August 15, 1944 he participated in an assault landing invasion of Southern France and subsequent campaigns through France to the German border. He was wounded in action and received numerous decorations and awards for his service and bravery including a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and numerous campaign medals. Furman returned to the United States in October 1945.

After the war Furman was discharged from the Army and enlisted in the Air Force. His assignments included Carlwell AFB, Barksdale AFB, Reese AFB, 3 years in Japan, Edwards AFB, RAF Bentwater, Ipswich, England, Amarillo AFB and Lackland AFB. He served with the Air Security Police in various capacities including Security Operations Supervisor, Corrections Security Operations Superintendent and Security Police Training Superintendent. Chief Master Sergeant Furman Davis consistently received outstanding reviews from his commanding officers and was several times rated as the “best Chief Master Sergeant in the whole United States Air Force”. Furman returned with his family to Center, Texas in 1972, where he completed a long second career as an Investigator for the Shelby Count District Attorney. Furman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas and the Center Country Club. Furman’s interests included golf, ranching, gardening and carving.

Furman will be buried alongside his loving wife, Mary Jo, at the Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at The First Baptist Church in Center, Texas on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 PM till service time at the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Hospice or a favorite charity.


Funeral service for Henry B. Porterfield, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Porterfield passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Timpson.

Born April 17, 1917, in Timpson, TX, Henry B. Porterfield was the son of the late John Henon and Annas (Biering) Porterfield. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945, fighting in Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He worked in construction for the Texas Department of Transportation from February 2, 1953 to October 31, 1975.

In addition to his parents, Henry Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers Aubrey, Marvin, Herbert, Emory, Gaston, Melvin, and Daniel Porterfield and sisters Mary Hammers, Lizzie Porterfield, Jewel Ford, and Ruth Porterfield. Surviving his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Harold Rodgers, 86, of Center passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. He was born August 19, 1923 in Tecumuseh, Oklahoma to James Harold Lloyd Rodgers and Mary Daniels Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Windham officiating. Interment followed at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers were Dickie Gilchirst, Billy Neal, Bruce Neal, Angela Neal, Kevin Reeves, and Gene McHougher.

He is survived by:

Daughter
Judy McHougher

Grandchildren
Scott Wayne McHougher
Sherry Jeanine McHougher

Four Great Grandchildren

A number of special friends

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


Brandon Levi Powdrill, infant son of Michael Shane Powdrill and Laura Mayfield Powdrill passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Willis-Knighton South Medical Center in Shreveport. Services were held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Logansport with interment following at Bethel Cemetery.

Little Levi was preceded in death by his, Great-Grandparents Earl Mayfield, Bill Still, Lacy "Buckshot" & Helen Powdrill.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Michael and Laura Powdrill of Logansport; Grandparents Patricia "Sissy" & Jimmy Norwood of Stanley, Mike and Ann Mayfield of Logansport, Dean Powdrill of Joaquin, Texas, Great-Grandparents, Patsy Still of Joaquin, Texas and Nettie Mayfield of Mansfield and many aunts and uncles as well as a host of friends and family.

Services were under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


04/23/2010

David Sterling Griffin, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born September 14, 1932 in Kountze, Texas to Mike Malone Griffin and Myra Williams Griffin. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He is survived by:

Special Friends, Ford & Mary Windham

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


04/22/2010

Billie Jordan, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1922 in Logan, Louisiana to John and Ida Ramsey. Ms. Jordan was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had been a past Worthy Matron.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Jordan, Jason Fisher, Elan Watson, Bubba Lee, Kevin Holt, and Matt Jordan. Honorary pallbearer will be Charlie Leflett.

She is survived by:

Son, Vance Jordan & wife Cathy of Joaquin

Son, Craig Jordan & wife Denise of Huxley

Son, Murphy Jordan & wife LuAnn of Longview

Daughter, Jan Zuniga of Logansport

Son, David Jordan & wife Angie of Logansport

Nine Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sue Hooper & husband Arnold of Joaquin
Norma Faye Ramsey of Mesquite

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leland V. Jordan

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


4/21/2010

Scotty Ray Doggett, 18, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 13, 1991 in Center to Franklin & Marsha Doggett. Scotty was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, April 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cheyenne Fenton, Cody Porter, Dillion Porter, Daniel McLemore, Jimmy Casey, Jack Henry Brittain, Patrick McLemore and Deryll Fenton.

He is survived by:

Father, Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville

Mother, Marsha Clark & husband Luke of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Jodie Doggett McLemore & husband Daniel of Shelbyville
Brandi Doggett of Shelbyville

Grandmother, Charlotte Fenton of Zavalla

Grandfather, James Ferguson of Nacogdoches

Grandparents, Yvonne & Billy Doggett of Shelbyville

Aunt, Cindy Fenton of Zavalla

Niece, Paetin McLemore of Shelbyville

Also numerous aunts uncles, cousins, including many members of the Clark family

Preceded in death by:
Uncles, James Michael Fenton and Lynn Braxton
Great Aunt, Louise Schoubroeck
Grandparents, Fenton & Ferguson
Family friend, “Papa: John Thompson

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


Roy Byndom, 69, of Center, passed away on April 15, 2010. He was born on November12, 1941 to Charlie and Mildred Byndom. Roy was united in holy matrimony with Ella Mae Cartwright Byndom. He was employed at E.L. Bruces for over 30 years and at Center Independent School District for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Byndom; a son, Kent Byndom: grandchildren, Jessica Brinson and Jermaine Brinson; and a sister, Ovada Byndom White.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

A Devoted Wife - Ella Mae Byndom

Daughter - Sherry (Johnny) Brinson

Son - Timothy Byndom

Sisters - Cassie Mae Cartwright, Francis (Tommy) Land, Minnie Stansberry, Girtha (Roosevelt) Swindle, Mildred Faye Byndom, and Iva Dean Lister

Brothers - V.K. (Esterlene) Byndom and Charlie (Lou) Byndom

Uncle - Money Williams

Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

Active Pallbearers: Walter Cartright, Clint Handy, Bryan Swindle, Charles Grisby, Stephen Lister, and Lance Swindle.

Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Brinson, Johnny Brinson, Jr., Jeremy Brinson, Jaylon Brinson, Joseph Simpson, and JaMarcus Jones.

Services were handled by Community Funeral Home and Gates Baptist Church with Rev. Frankie Cooper Officiating.


4/20/2010

Edra English, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1933 in Joaquin to German Grant and Bessie O’Rear Grant. Ms. English was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Justin English, Matt English, Chad Seales, Lee Poole, Race English, Cam English, Keith O’Rear, and Gilbert Vaughn.

She is survived by:

Husband, Weldon English of Center

Sons:
Danny English & wife Cylvia of Kilgore 
Steve English & wife JoAnne of Joaquin

Daughter, Jan Poole & husband Tommy of Oil City, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Justin English of Kilgore
Matt Enlgish & wife Krissy of Hurst
Chad Seales & wife Jennifer of Blanchard, Louisiana
Lee Poole of Oil City, Louisiana
Jennifer Poole of Shreveport, Louisiana
Race English of Joaquin
Cam English of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Samantha English, Olivia Seales, Haven Seals and Holden Seales

Special Nieces:
Belinda O’Rear & husband Keith of Huxley
Connie Jo Vaughn & husband Gilbert of Huxley

Special Great Nieces, Karissa Vaughn & Bree Vaughn

Brother-in-Law, Wayne Swan & wife Mary of Joaquin

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


Peggy Louise Cantrell, age 70, of the Woodlands, funeral servcies will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Keith Rose officiating. Interment with a graveside service will follow the chapel service at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.

Peggy was born February 19, 1940 in Wanette, Oklahoma and passed away on April 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Cantrell; father, Frank Schumacher; mother, Lillian Parnell; step-father, John Parnell; son, Doug Effinger; brothers, Gene Schumacher and Bill Schumacher; sister, Linda; step-daughter, Irs Gregg; step-sons, William, Denton and Riley Cantrell; and great grandsons, David Mercer and toby Jack Cantrell. Peggy is survived by her sisters Dorothy Stokes and Jeanene Butler; sister-in-law, Corky Schumacher; sons, Robert(Laurie)Effinger, Garry (Cindy) Effinger and James (Debra) Effinger; daughter, Charly (Lee) Cantrell-Tidwell; step-daughter, Ann (Bill) Peters; step son-in-law, Robert Gregg; and 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be James Cantrell, Lee Tidwell, Ariyan Kelley, Jeremy Effinger, Oliver Sopena and Jimmy Schumacher. You are invited to leave a written tribute for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.


04/19/2010

Mr. Paul Jeanes, 61, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Paul was born to Louise (Dickerson) Jeanes and K.P. Jeanes, Sr. on November 14, 1948, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was retired from the City of Houston as a Building Inspector for 19 years, and worked as a carpenter for 17 years. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonic Lodge #1112, and a member of the Harvey Creek Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, April 19, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Kay Jeanes of Broaddus, Children: Billy Bennett and wife, Cat of Cleveland; Larry Bennett and wife, Tammy of Houston; Sharon Nugent and husband, Brad of Broaddus; Kriste Vickers and husband, Shawn of Liberty; Brothers: Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; K.P. Jeanes and wife, Cindy of Broaddus; Sisters: Bonita Donner of South Dakota; Renita Jeanes of Broadddus; Cheena Runnels and husband, Randy of Broaddus; 14 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Paul Bennett; Sister-in-law: Amelia

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Memorial service for Gilbert Rhodes, 67, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Patterson and Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Rhodes passed away March 15, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Gilbert Rhodes was born in Timpson, Texas on April 13, 1942 to John W. and Marjorie Neill Rhodes. He attended the Timpson schools, graduating in 1960. During Junior High, he was a trumpet player in the band but played football in High School and was a quarterback on the 1959 district championship team. He was also an Eagle scout and served as bugler on the staff at Camp Tonkawa. After graduation, he attended Stephen F. Austin, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He worked as a lab instructor in Human Anatomy, Embryology, and was a Parasitolgy research assistant. In 1964, he received a B.S. degree and was inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He also was a member of the Highlander Trio folk singing group at SFA which performed in many locations in East Texas.

After graduation from SFA, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston but withdrew after two years. He then worked for the Galveston City Health Department and in 1967, joined ARA Services, Inc. of Philadelphia as a hospital food services administrator. During this 18-year career he served at hospitals in Newport News, VA, Oak Ridge, TN, San Angelo, TX, New Orleans, LA, Akron, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Flint MI, and Oklahoma City, OK. In the 70’s, he also worked for Food Services International of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as a District Manager and Regional Director in St. Louis, MO. He also served briefly as Midwest Sales Director for B&C Marketing of Fullerton, CA (Hawaiian Punch) out of the St. Louis office covering 18 states. In 1989, he worked as a computer programmer for Control Data Corporation in Oklahoma City, specializing in engineering database development.

In 1990, Gilbert returned to SFA and obtained a teaching certificate in Biology/Chemistry to begin his second career. He taught in Texas at Kirbyville H.S., Paul Pewitt H.S., and in Oklahoma at Ardmore Plainview, Crescent, Ardmore, Bridge Creek, and Bethel. In 1998 he did Master’s work at the University of Oklahoma in science education. Then, in 2004, he retired and returned to Timpson where he taught one last year at Timpson High School and began restoration of the old Rhodes family farm which was settled in 1896 by his grandfather William H. and where his father was raised. In 2007/08, he served as program chairman of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society and has enjoyed associations with the members and reunions with his friends from the THS Class of 1960.

Gilbert is survived by his wife and best friend of 23 years, Phillis Mills of Oklahoma City, a son, Michael of Silverdale, WA, daughter, Jennifer Rhodes of Fenton, MI, and two grandsons, Zack and Lucas Rhodes of Silverdale. He is also survived by his step-children, Kevin Mills of CA; David Mills, Cleveland, OH; Steve Mills, Ft. Hood, TX; Marc Mills,

Oklahoma City; Chris Mills, Austin, TX; Matt Mills, Oklahoma City; and Buffy Oxley of Blanchard, OK, with several step-grandchildren including Jordan, Jasmine, and Lexy Mills of Oklahoma City. Michael Rhodes is retired U.S. Navy having served on the nuclear attack submarines USS Memphis and USS Bremerton and the nuclear ballistic missle submarine USS Alaska. He now works for the Navy as a training contractor at the Bangor Sub Base in Washington state. Jennifer is a DNA analyst working for a private lab in Michigan. He is also survived by several cousins, including Beth Neel Joyce of Richardson, TX, Bette Wallia Brown of Henderson, TX, Charles Rhodes and J.T. Rhodes, both of Timpson. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Neill Rhodes, who was also a SFA graduate and a CPA in Tyler, TX, before his death in 1993.

Gilbert wishes to express his gratitude to Dr. Michael Y. Ashigbe and the staff of the Oncology Center at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler for their care and professional treatment during his battle against pancreatic cancer. He also expresses his heartfelt appreciation to Butch and LaNell Beckham, Barbara and Titus Brandon, Patsy Watson, Pat and William Ford, Maybelle Yarbrough, J. T. and Charles Rhodes, and the congregation at the First Christian Church of Timpson for their friendship and support during the past months. Gilbert requests that any donations be made to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


04/18/2010

Johnnie Sue Frame, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas to John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. Ms. Frame was a member of Oakland Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Frame, Matt Frame, Shane Smitherman, Shawn Smitherman, Brent Bright, and Dakota Smitherman. Honorary pallbearers will be Crit Campbell, Donald O’Rear, Kelly O’Rear, Bruce Emory and Terry Burnett.

She is survived by:

Son, Gary Frame and wife Vanessa of Center

Daughter, Gayla Bright of Arkansas

Grandchildren;
Kara Spann of Center
John Frame of Center
Matt Frame of Center
Shawn Smitherman & wife Emily of Arkansas
Shannon Burnett and husband Terry of Arkansas
Shane Smitherman & wife Vanessa of Arkansas
Brent Bright of Arkansas
Sheri Aylor of Douglass
Corey Zahn of Nacogdoches
Cyllis Zahn of Nacogdoches

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Sisters;
Billie Jean Henry and husband D. E. of Longview
Illa Rae Williams of Lake Jackson

Brother, Jimmy Oyd Bradshaw and wife Betty of Shelbyville

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John and Essie Bradshaw
Husband, John Bill Frame
Son, Greg Frame
Brothers; Doyle Bradshaw and Benny Bradshaw

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

 


04/17/2010

Melba Rean McSwain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1924 in Shelby County to Ruben Lawrence Parish and Willie Mae Choate Parish. Ms. McSwain was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Judy Wright of Center
Marsha Jones of Center

Sons:
Brad McSwain and wife Linda of Hemphill
Kerry McSwain and wife Regina of Center

Eleven Grandchildren
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Six Great-Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Elton McSwain
Daughter, Terry Lynn Ferguson
Grandsons, Jake Wright, Jr. and Joseph Bryan Ferguson
Sons-in-law, Jake Wright, Sr. and Elbert L. Jones

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


Roy Byndom, 68 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday at his residence.

Wake will be from 6-8 Saturday night and Visitation will be from 12-1 pm at Gates Chapel Baptist Church with Services at 1 pm. Interment will be at Gates Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Pastor Frankie Cooper will officiate.

Roy Byndom is survived by wife, Ella Mae Byndom of Shelbyville, 1 daughter, Sherry Brinson and husband Johnny of Shelbyville, 1 son Timothy Byndom of Shelbyville, 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren

6 Sisters; Cassie Mae Cartwright of Shelbyville, Francis Hand and husband Tommy of Center, Minnie Stansberry of Center, Girtha Swindle and husband Roosevelt of Shelbyville and Mildred Byndom of Center.
1 Uncle, Money Williams of Longview 
2 Brothers; V.K. Byndom and wife Ester of Center and Charlie Byndom Jr and wife Lou of Center.


04/16/2010

Ruby Adams, 63, of Houston passed Friday April 16, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 19, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1947 to Randall and Dovie (Worsham) Cunningham.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Randall and Dovie Cunningham, Brother, Richard Cunningham and Infant Son, James Randall Adams

She is survived:
Husband:
John Q. Adams of Houston
2 Children:
John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife Monica of Houston
Tammie Soto of Houston
Grandchildren:
John Randall Adams
Monica Gonzales & husband, Ruben
Ruby Morales & husband, Raymond
Cassandra Rea
Eva Soto
Emily Mireles
4 Great Grandchildren:
R.J., Alina, Ivan and Abraham Gonzalez
3 Brothers:
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland
Maurice Cunningham & wife, Donna of Amarillo
James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Bernice of Bronson

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


Walter Benjamin "Ben" Felts, 82 of Huxley, Texas, passed away at his daughter's home on April 9, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Clara (White) Felts. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca Felts; sons, Ben Felts & his wife Margaret and David Felts & his wife Susan; daughter, Connie O'Day & her husband Mike; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Ben was born on September 20, 1927 in Prescott, Arkansas. He attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church pastored by Brother Jack Forbis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and built a career owning and operating Ben Felts Utility Company. "Mr. Ben" was a man of great faith who was loved by all who knew him. His greatest joys were his family, friends, fishing, and hunting.

A Memorial Service for Ben will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Toledo Bend Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 or online at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.


04/14/2010

Amelia Smith Jeanes, age 63, entered into rest on April 9, 2010, following a tragic automobile accident. She was born in San Augustine on October 7, 1946, to Geraldine (Epps) and the late Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith. 

Mrs. Jeanes served her community in many ways. She was the City Secretary and the local Registrar. Later she served her church as the secretary there. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. Also she helped the community as a member of the Womens Service League. She enjoyed many hours of fellowship as a member of the Red Hat Club.

She is survived by her husband Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; daughter Anissa Smith and husband Scott of San Augustine; granddaughter Erica Adams of San Augustine; mother Geraldine Smith of San Augustine; sisters Sharon Mathews and husband John of San Augustine and Beth Boudoin and husband Myron of Lake Arthur, Louisiana; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, First Baptist Church of San Augustine with Rev. Frank Holrath officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2010, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Chapel. Those serving as pallbearers are Edwin Henley, Richard Epps, Mark Tiller, Ricky Smith, Lee Smith and Derrell Bennett.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Life came to a close for Mrs. Gladys Tanner LaFedge on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Born in San Augustine County on December 21, 1927, to the late Jerry and Sadie Ligion Tanner, she married Nalton LaFedge on April 25, 1959.

She was in a family of 12 children of which Ella Tanner Porter, Farris,Hughie, Elzie, J.T. Phil, Cleo, Herman, Henry Tanner, Katie L. Tanner Wade and Maggie Tanner Clark all preceded her in death. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. In her working years, she worked at Holly Farms, San Augustine Lumber Company and San Augustine Public Library. She was well spoken and an outgoing person with a lot of love and always thinking of other. Gladys was the loving mother of five children of which two preceded her in death, Ray Neal Garrett and Leola LaFedge Jones.

Gladys leaves to cherish her memory, Three Children: Richard Earl Simpson of Pittsburg Kansas, Cheryl Ann Owens and husband Robert of San Augustine, Kathy LaFedge White and husband Marcus of Nacogdoches, One Foster Daughter: Gloria Jean Wharton and husband Harold of Houston,Thirteen Grandchildren: Richard A. Simpson (Deno), Christopher Simpson, Torvis Simpson, Charles Simpson, DeShanna Simpson, Stephen Simpson, Rickey T. Duckett, Patrick O. Jackson, Alex L. Jackson, Christopher D. Harris, Jaylon A. White, Teresa N. Simpson, and Danny (Cerrell) LaFedge Great-Grandchildren: Za'Mijah P. Jackson. Willie Simpson, Deshanna Simpson, Richard Simpson, Torvis Simpson and Deno Simpson, Sister: Sadie Mae Johnson of Fort Worth, Very Specially Devoted Nieces and Nephew: Ida T. Childres and husband Elijah, Herman Clark and wife Ruth, Annie Wis Cartwright and husband Robert, A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Alnettie Sanders Chapman, age 79, of Broaddus, Texas, entered into rest April 10, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas. She was born November 8, 1930, in San Augustine County to Charlie Sanders and Neda (Baker) Sanders.

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys were gardening, birdwatching, playing the piano/organ and involvement in her church. She was a member of Broaddus First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son Keith Allen Chapman and wife Lisa of Broaddus, Texas; daughter Patti Chapman of Zavalla, Texas; sister Bernadine Powell of Broaddus, Texas; grandchildren Clarissa Harvey of Broaddus, Texas and Russell W. Harvey, Jr. of Lufkin, Texas; great-grandchildren Alexia Torres, Haylen Torres and Aidan Harvey of Broaddus, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Felix E. Chapman; brothers Chester Sanders and Rayford Sanders; sisters Robbie Lee Lacy and Jane Massey.

Services will be held at Broaddus First Baptist Church Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Wayne Barth officiating and burial in Broaddus Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Lacy, Charles Powell, Johnny Massey, Glen Sanders, Elwin Sanders and James Robichaux.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Broaddus, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M


Mrs. Louise Mills, age 93, of San Augustine. She entered into rest April 10, 2010, at the Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. She was born in San Augustine County on January 31, 1917, to Thad and Willie (Waddell) Ponder. 

She retired from SAISD as a cafeteria cook. She attended Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in San Augustine County.

She is survived by her daughters Beverly Raines and husband Ewel of Carthage, Shirley Smith and husband Paul of San Augustine; sons Earnest "Punk" Mills and wife Eleanor of San Augustine, Elbert Mills and wife June of San Augustine, Cecil "Cowboy" Mills and wife Virginea Mills of Texas City, Thad Mills and wife Lenora of Gary; 17 Grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Mills, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel Monday, April 12, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


04/13/2010

Graveside services for Mrs. Irene Ramsey Cammack, age 97, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Shady Grove Cemetery near Timpson, TX with Rev. Mervin Scott, Rev. James Edwards, and Rev. Wade Harmon officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cammack passed away on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010, in Carthage. Irene Ramsey Cammack was born on Feb. 28, 1913, in the Shady Grove Community near Timpson, TX to Charles Ed and Pinkie Childs Ramsey. She attended Shady Grove School and graduated from Timpson High School. Following graduation, she attended Lon Morris College and S.F.A. where she earned her teaching certificate. Mrs. Cammack married R.L. Cammack on Dec. 3, 1936, in Timpson. She taught at the Pine Hill School which was later consolidated into Garrison. After her second child was born, Mrs. Cammack retired from teaching, devoting her time to her family. She and her family moved to the Riderville Community of Panola County in 1952, from Timpson. In 1958, she established The Snowflake Bakery in Carthage. Mrs. Cammack was a member of Pisgah U.M.C. where she was also a member of the U.M.W and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Edna Franks; and her husband who passed away on Feb. 18, 1984.

Mrs. Cammack is survived by two sons, Charles L. Cammack and wife Jane of Beckville and George M. Cammack and wife Loretta of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Joyce Ann Allums and husband Bruce of Carthage and Bobbie Woods and husband James of Beckville; nine grandchildren, Chris Cammack and wife Phyllis of Beckville, Pennie Ratley and husband Chuck of Carthage, Cheryl Simmons and husband Danny of Texarkana, Michael Cammack and wife Andrea of Houston, Eric Allums and wife Tricia of Nacogdoches, Janna Richardson and husband Delta of Carthage, Gae-Lynn Woods Popey and husband Martyn of Gary, Jerry Woods and wife Kimberly of Dallas, and Terry Woods and wife Traci of Henderson; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff and friends at Marion Place in Carthage, Dr. Royce Hill of Carthage, Dr. James Sawyer of Longview, Mrs. Nancy Haygood of Hospice of East Texas in Tyler for the loving care shown to Mrs. Cammack. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Cammack, Michael Cammack, Eric Allums, Jerry Woods, Terry Woods, Martyn Popey, Chuck Ratley, Delta Richardson, and Danny Simmons.


04/12/2010

Kathy Oliver Sides, 55, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at her home. She was born June 5, 1954 in Center to Adrian Oliver and Audrey Porter Oliver. Ms. Sides was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery with Rev. Sara Barberee officiating.

Pallbearers will be Elzie Smith, Jr., Kyle Smith, Shannon Schmidt, Steven Farmer, Phil Worsham and Greg Luman.

She is survived by:

Sister, Tommie Thomas & husband Norrell of San Augustine

Niece, Kristie Schmidt & husband Shannon of Plano

Nephew, Todd Thomas of Nacogdoches

Great Nieces:
Clair Schmidt of Plano
Jennifer Schmidt of Plano

Great Nephew, John Thomas Schmidt of Plano

Uncles:
Delbert Porter of Texarkana
Pete Porter of Center
Jake Porter of Center

Aunts:
Elnor Smith of Nacogdoches
Fay Howard of Port Arthur
Billie Luman of Nacogdoches
Polly Howard of Brookeland

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

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


04/11/2010

Elvin Smith Permenter, age 84, of Center passed away Saturday evening, April 10, 2010 at his residence in Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carol Turner and Rev. Greg McGill officiating, interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Elvin was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center.

Mr. Elvin Permenter worked for Sante Fe Railroad as Station Manager, he was also a dairy farmer and retired after 22 years as a Service Tech for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include: 
Wife: Yvonne Permenter of Center
Son: James Austin Permenter of Center
Daughter: Belinda Loftice and husband Matt of Center
Sisters: Frances Collum and husband Jack of Shreveport, La., Jean Jenning and husband Clyde of Roswell, Ga.
Brother: Darrell Campbell of Columbia, SC.
Granddaughters: Michelle Permenter, Megan Loftice, Crystal Crews, April Miller and husband Kevin
Grandson: John Michael Stirman and wife Robin
4 Great Grandchildren: Campbell Beck, Austin Miller, Jake Miller and Madison Stirman
Sister-in-law: Johnnye Kramer of Center

Pereced in death by:
Parents: John B. Permenter andAnnie Laurie Alvis Permenter
2 Brothers: Guy Permenter and Talmadge T. Permenter
1 Sister: Macel Permenter

Pallbearers will be: 
Tim Kramer, Tom Kramer, Rick Strebeck, Michael Collum, David Milner, Adam Meech and Ryan Meech

Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Dr. Bill Ginn, W.I. Davis, Dr. Bob Clifford, Billy Bob Thomason, Kenneth Hardy, Billy Rodgers, Ronald Morse, Clay Krueger, Jack Harris and John Griffin.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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


04/07/2010

Minnie Maurice McEachern, 82, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at a Jasper nursing center. She was born June 4, 1927 in Joaquin to Joel Emory Chevalier and Florence Guy Chevalier. Ms. McEachern was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Andrews, Ryan Ray, Matthew Kline, Jimmy Emmons, Mike Chevalier and William Emmons.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Deborah Sample & husband Ronald of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Charlie Andrews & wife LaQuisha of Jasper
Melissa Ann Marie Guy of Lufkin
Misty Lynn Sample of Nederland
Megan Rachell Sample of Nederland

Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Andrews of Lufkin
Adam Guy of Lufkin
Bryce Guy of Lufkin
Forrest Andrews of Jasper
Baleigh Andrews of Jasper
Grace Sample of Nederland

Sister, Lucille Emmons of Houston

Brother-in-Law, J.B. Gordon of Shreveport

Sisters-in-Law:
Lillie Mae Spruell of Joaquin
Pat Stuckmeyer of Keithville
Marylee Chevalier of Crosby

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leonard Smith McEachern
Brothers, Johnny C. Chevalier, Woodrow Chevalier, Jessie Chevalier, Joe Chevalier and Aubrey Chevalier
Sisters, Pauline Gordon and Margurete Seago

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


Jack Leo Kepner, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 23, 1932 in Cairo, Illinois to Clarence Kepner and Dorothy Grable Kepner. Mr. Kepner was a member of Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston. He loved saltwater fishing.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jane Weatherby Kepner of Tenaha

Son, Jeff Kepner of Andover, Minnesota

Daughters:
Jacquelyn Brewington of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brenda Krenek of LaJolla, California
Amy Quincey of Humble

Ten Grandchildren

Sister, Donna Holman of Cairo, Illinois

Brother, Edward Tolbert of Cairo, Illinois

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence Kepner & Dorothy Grable Kepner

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


Mr. Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr., 74 of Carthage, passed away April 5, 2010 in Tyler, Texas. He was born July 19, 1935 in the Murvaul Community of Panola County, Texas. He was one of eight children born to the marriage of George Kenneth and Lilly Ester Taylor Gibbs. He was raised and schooled in Gary, Texas. He married Patricia Ann Lewis in 1961 and together they celebrated almost 50 years together before she preceded him in death in 2009. Billy Joe spent his career working in the Construction Industry as a mechanical contractor. He was a member of the Highway Tabernacle in Timpson, Texas. Mr. Gibbs loved spending time with family, listening and playing music as an accomplished piano player. He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Montez Adams, Gene O’Brian Gibbs, Larry Leon Gibbs and Kenneth Gibbs, son; Jeffry Lynn Gibbs, grandsons; Johnathan A. Gibbs and Joseph Warren Cannon.

Bro Buddy Hall will officiate the service with interment at Tennessee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: John Gibbs, Jr., Duane Gibbs, Earl Gibbs, Eddie Gibbs, Matthew Hall, Kenneth Rector and Arron Cannon.
The body will lie in state at: 6:00 p.m., Thursday April 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home
The family will receive friends:6-8:00 p.m. Thursday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home

Survivors: 
Son: Billy Joe Gibbs, Jr. and wife Sandy of New Caney, TX
Daughter: Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon and husband Otis Ray of Dallas, TX
Brothers: John Gibbs and wife Ruby of Gary, TX
George Gibbs and wife Patricia of Corinth
Sister: Sallie Coleman of McKinney
Grandchildren: Arron Cannon of Dallas, Texas
Sherry Renee Dryden and Landon Hampton of Mt. Pleasant
Brandy Gibbs of Tomball
Misty Renee Gibbs of Houston
Ashley Nicole Gibbs of Houston
Jessica Darlene Gibbs of New Caney
Brittany Michelle Gibbs of New Caney
Stormy Lynn Gibbs of New Caney
Mallory Gibbs of Houston
Eleven Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


04/05/2010

Guy G. Crawford, loving father to Greg and Margaret, passed away peacefully at 90 years of age Friday, April 2, 2010.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Guy was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Center. He graduated from Texas A&M University. During World War II, Guy served in the Pacific for the U.S. Army, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Dobrigh Crawford, to whom he was married for more than 50 years.

Guy founded Service Engineers, a company specializing in plastic bottles for pharmaceuticals, which later became Dougherty Bros.
Guy also graduated from Harvard Business School and was a longtime member of Colonial Country Club.
Survivors: Daughter, Margaret Crawford; and son, Greg Crawford, both of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817)336-0584

 


04/2/2010

Graveside service for Addie Mae (Windham) Whiteside, 87, of Longview, TX, will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 03, 2010, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Mrs. Whiteside passed away Friday, April 02, 2010, in Longview.

Born January 22, 1923, in Timpson, TX, Addie Mae Whiteside was the daughter of the late Derious Marion and Jessie (Jones) Windham. She and Rudolph Whiteside were married April 2, 1938. Mrs. Whiteside was a homemaker and member of Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include 3 sons: Kenneth Whiteside and wife Joann of Timpson, Bo Whiteside of Gary, TX, and James Whiteside and wife Teresa of Longview; 2 daughters: Patricia Bright of White Oak, TX, and Betty Shields and husband Norm of Longview; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and sister Jimmie Lea of Pasadena, TX. 
In addition to her parents, Addie Mae Whiteside was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph Whiteside, son Stephen Russell Whiteside, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 brothers Walter and Vertis Windham.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. 
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Nancy Hartt Williams, age 62, of Johnson City, TN was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, March 22, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Timpson, Texas and a 1965 graduate of Timpson High School. She had lived in Johnson City for the past twenty-eight years. Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Hubbard "Sonny" Hartt and Mary Jo "Skeeter" Compton Hartt. She was know as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Glenn A Williams of Johnson City, one daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Street and husband Ronnie of Gray, TN; one son and daughter-in-law Ronald Williams and wife Ashlee of Butler, TN; three grandsons; Austin Lee Street, Aaron Patrick Phelp and Adam Fischer Williams; two granddaughters; Ashley Rose Street and Alyssa Deann Williams; three brothers; Hubbard Lynn Hartt, Jr. of Center, Texas. Glynn A Hartt of Nacogdoches, Texas and Robert C Hartt of Garrison, Texas; one sister; Tammy Sue Dutton of Whitesboro, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The graveside service and interment was conducted Friday, March 26 at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City. Those who wish to send memorials may do so to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd. Johnson City, TN, 37601 or Washington County Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN. 37604. Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.wadugger.com


04/1/2010

Funeral service for Donald Gordon Tomlinson, 65, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Tomlinson passed away April 1, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 10, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA, Don Tomlinson was the son of the late Roy and Rose Tomlinson. He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Navy. Don also was a volunteer for the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Survivors include his daughter Tracy Lee and husband William “Bubba” Lee of Timpson; son Donald Hutter of New Jersey; 2 grandsons: Tommy Lee and Chris Lee; and 6 great grandchildren: Chase, Kristen, Angel, Kaylin, Dixie, and Dakota Lee.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


D.C. McSwain, 86, of Center, passed away April 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 1, 1923 in Center to Amos Parker McSwain and Martha Dale Andrews McSwain. Mr. McSwain was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. He served in the Navy as a member of the Seabees.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center
Shelby Ross of Center
Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson
Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughters:
Angie Barbee & husband Derek of Center
Samantha Vidrine & husband Landon of Center

Grandson, Scotty Baldwin & wife Mandy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Alli Jo Baldwin of Center
Ali Vidrine of Center
Savannah Green of Huxley
Jamie Moore of Timpson
Gage Vidrine of Center
Tanner Williams
Tucker Williams

Brother, Bill McSwain of Florida

Sisters:
R.C. Denham of Livingston
Mamie Elliott of Splendora

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Lucille McSwain
Daughters, Jo Gail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain and Judy Sammons
Son, Lonnie Carl McSwain
Grandson, Joseph Carl Baldwin
Son-in-Law, George Sammons
Granddaughter-in-Law, Pam Baldwin
Brother, Sherlon McSwain, Bobby McSwain
Sister, Olga Parker, Dot Fields

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


Alma Dora Evett Wise, 90, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life, on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2010, in San Augustine County, Texas. 

Alma was born to Jessie Mae (Murphy) Evett and William Benjamin Evett on January 11, 1920, in San Aguustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and loved working in her yard, and gardens and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Her survivors include: Brother: Levi Evett of San Augustine; along with 14 special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Wise; Brothers; Wid Evett, Guy Evett, J.C. Evett, Kirby Evett; Sisters: Veloria Wise and Pearlie Fowler.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


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03/30/2010

Dan L. Duncan, of Houston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, the 29th of March 2010.

A more detailed and specific obituary is to be published in Sunday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle.

The memorial service, in celebration of Dan’s life, is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 6th of April, in the Worship Center of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston, where Dr. H. Edwin Young, Pastor, is to serve as the lead officiant.

Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends during a reception to be held in the adjacent Atrium of the church.

Prior to Tuesday afternoon’s service, the family will have gathered for a private interment service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

Arrangements in Houston are entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons – The Funeral Directors Since 1936, 713.789.3005.

For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Dan L. Duncan may be directed to the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-305, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-160, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Development, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; the Dan Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210; the Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopmental Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St., Suite 1200, Houston, TX, 77030; or the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, 6701 Fannin St., CC-1210, Houston, TX, 77030.


03/29/2010

Donald Wilbanks, 37, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, passed away March 29, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born December 29, 1972 in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to Donald Ray Wilbanks and Ella Faye Beck Wilbanks.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Son, Christian McKusick of Utah

Mother, Faye Bridge of Plano

Father, Donald Ray Wilbanks of Alabama

Sister, Tonja Ard of Huxley

Brothers:
Roger Wilbanks of Alabama
Dakota Bridge of Plano

Nephews:
Justin Inthavan of Plano
Tyler Inthavan of Nacogdoches
Eli Ard of Huxley
Brandley Ard of Huxley

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

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


Barbara Cook, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Center, Texas.

Services will 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church , 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and was the church secretary. Barbara was a retired Executive Secretary for many Drs. at the University of Texas in Houston and the University of Utah.

She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Davis and sister, Betty J. Davis of Joaquin and granddaughter Katherine Cook of Brenham, TX.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her mother, Irene Davis of Joaquin, beloved husband of 50 yrs., Albert J. Cook of Joaquin, 4 children; son James A. Cook, age 52 and wife Rebecca of Brenham, TX, son, John B. Cook, age 49 and wife Angie, of Troutman, North Carolina, daughter D’Ann Anderson, age 48 and husband Robert of Houston, TX; son Jerry M. Cook, age 46 and wife Annette of Joaquin; Grandchildren (who called her Grammie) Jimmy, Bryan, Christopher, Kristina & Clarissa of Brenham, J.T., Corey of Troutman, North Carolina, Aaron, Ashley, fiancée Angel, Adam and April of Houston, TX, Andrea and husband Brandon, Spencer and Marckus of Joaquin and great granddaughters, Lexus Nicole and Leanna Grace of Brenham..

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews.

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


Tommy Ashton, 35, of Center, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Old Salem Church with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 11, 1974 in Athens, Texas to Rickie Ashton and Dorothy (McKinney) Ashton.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Vincent McKinney and Edgar & Marlene Ashton. He is survived by: Father: Rickie Ashton of Ft. Worth Mother: Dorothy Ashton of Center Daughter: Destiny Ashton of Eustace Brothers: Johnny Ashton & wife, Savannah of Mabank Cory Ashton of Center Grandmother: Vernell McKinney of Center 2 Nieces: Ariel & Falon Ashton Aunts & Uncles: Diane & Randy Ragsdale of Lake Jackson Karan & Russell Bledsoe of Athens Shelia & Bill White of Center Glenna McKinney of Center Bud & Patsy Ashton of Tool Numerous Great Aunts, Great Uncles & Cousins

Pallbearers: Kerry Price, Kris Rosenkoetter, Bill White, Jamie Killen, T.J. Calloway and Dwayne Hendricks

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


Inez Childress Menefee Schluens, 89, of San Antonio, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010. Mrs. Schluens was born Quata Inez Childress to Earnest and Annie Childress on February 15, 1921 in Franklin, Texas. After graduating from Franklin High School, she took a job as a secretary in Houston. After World War 2, she married Ralph Menefee Jr. of Tenaha. They lived in Tenaha, where she had three children: Margaret Ann (Molly), Richard Timothy (Tim), and Thomas Stanton (Tom). In 1960, they moved to Angleton, Texas, residing for 6 months with her sister and her family- Polly, Frank and William DeBerry. After 6 months, she opened the Dairyland Drive-In in Alvin, Texas and moved her family to Alvin. She owned and operated the Dairyland with her husband and children for 23 years. In 1983, she sold the restaurant and moved with her husband to Nacogdoches, Texas. Her husband Ralph died in June 1983, and one year later, she took a job at Mize Department Store, where she sold women’s dresses. She married Pete Schluens of Texas City in 1986 and they continued to reside in Nacogdoches. Three years later, Pete died, but she remained in the home until 2006, when she moved in with her daughter Molly Holland and Molly's family in San Antonio. She spent the remainder of her years in the Holland residence, and left this Earth surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mike Stiernberg, Bill Awalt, Bill Rademacher. Jacob Jisha, Terry Miglicco, Bill Jones, Tim Lackey, William DeBerry, and Mark Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Stiernberg, Carlton Labbit, Frank Harrison, David Crews, Mike Bay, and Richard “Dickie” Jones.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Molly Holland & husband Bret of San Antonio

Son, Tom Menefee & wife Tina of Baltimore, Maryland

Daughter-in-Law, Cathy Menefee of Alvin

Granddaughters:
Brooke Holland Jisha
Courtney Menefee
Caroline Menefee
Mary Holland
Laura Menefee
Hanna Menefee

Sisters
Polly DeBerry of Conroe
Louise Skaines of Hunstville

Preceded in death by
Husband, Ralph Menefee
Husband, John L. “Pete” Schluens
Sons, Richard Timothy “Tim” Menefee

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


03/28/2010

Jimmy Lamar Ware, 71, of Nacogdoches, Texas died Saturday, March 27, 2010 after battling cancer for the past several months. Jimmy was born to Ralph and Katie Ware on October 11, 1939 in Panola County. After graduating from Tenaha High School in 1956, Jimmy attended Stephen F. Austin where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. He then served proudly in U. S. Army after graduating from college for several years before returning to the states. He earned a Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1964. For numerous years, Jimmy was a beloved teacher at Deer Park High School where he taught History. Jimmy was also an avid sport fan. He loved football whether high school , college, or pro-ball especially the Cowboys. His nieces and nephews will remember him for all the fun times that they had on numerous family vacations where Uncle Jimmy was always the best story teller around the campfire.

Jimmy Lamar Ware was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Lamar Ware and Katie Crump Ware, and his only daughter Elizabeth Locke Ware Powitzky in 2000.

Jimmy ‘s memory will be cherished by his surviving sisters, France Ware Bowlin of Tenaha , Tx and Rose Maude Ware Culver of Hutto, Tx. , his grandson, Ben Powitzky of Houston, TX., his former wife Judy Ming Ware of Deer Park, Tx. ,his nieces, Emily Culver Beaird or Florence, Tx, Beverly Bowlin Martin of Tenaha, Tx, Brenda Jane Culver of Round Rock, Tx and Katie Culver Wallace of Hutto, Tx. , his nephew Bryan Wade Bowlin of Tenaha, Tx. and numerous grandnieces and nephews as well as numerous friends.

A family memorial service will be held for Jim at a later date following cremation by Watson and Watson funeral home. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers that memorials are made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 in his name.


Dr. Milton Wilkinson, 91 of Round Rock formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Cornerstone Hospital in Austin.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Gwin officiating. Full Military Graveside Service and Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County under the direction of Barksdale Air Force Base. Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 13, 1918 to Eugene and Letha (Mitchell) Wilkinson. He served in the US Air Force during WWII where he retired as a 1st Lt. He was a former State Resprentative where he served for 2 terms. He served as an International Good Will Ambassador for Lyndon B. Johnson. He was previously the Pastor of Aaron Place Baptist Church in San Antonio,TX , Keatchie Baptist Church and Delhi Baptist Church in Rosanky, TX. He did missionary work in Far East Guam. He was also a Mason and Shriner for over 50 years. In 1971 he was listed in the Community Leaders of America. He was the Superintendent at Leggett ISD and the High School Principal in Zavalla, TX. Dr. Wilkinson held a Bachelor of Science Degree, Doctor of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Eugene and Letha Wilkinson, Wife, Bonnie Hope Wilkinson and Daughter, Phyllis Wilkinson Blackburn.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Loretta Wilkinson of Round Rock
Sons:
Wayne Wilkinson & wife, Julie of Ruidoso, NM
George Wilkinson of Tyler
Clifton Wilkinson & wife, Connie of Center
Nick Wilkinson of Asheville, NC
Tim Wilkinson of Destin, FL
2 Sisters:
Tommie Mae Lott Melton & husband, Ottis of San Augustine
Doris Fuller Williams & husband, Waylon of Bronson
Grandchildren:
Kimberly Wilkins of Austin
Eric Wilkins of Abilene
Andrea Blackburn of Kileen
Thomas Wilkins of Nacogdoches
Elizabeth Wilkinson of Center
Julie Wilkinson of Center
Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


03/26/2010

Martha Joann Keating, 83, of McAllen, TX, passed away March 24, 2010. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 29, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

Mrs. Keating was born December 26, 1926, in Pearsall, TX, and passed away March 24, 2010, in McAllen, TX.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until service time on Monday, March 29, at Taylor Funeral Home.

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

Thomas Owen McLean, 68 of Center passed away Thursday March 25 in Huntsville, Texas. He was born November 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas. He was the son of James McLean and Vera Dement. Mr. McLean worked for Pilgrims Pride.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday march 29, 2010 at Martinsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 29 from 12-1 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

2 Sisters, Marjorie Williamson of Rockford IL and Jeannine Bailey of Center.
1 Brother Daniel McLean of Center

And a number of Niece and Nephews

Proceded in death by :
Father, James Danzel McLean, Mother, Vera Dement


03/25/2010

Graveside service for Alla Mae Richards, 91, of Pasadena, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 26, 2010, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Miss Richards passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Pasadena, TX.

Born August 6, 1918, in Timpson, TX, Alla Mae Richards was the daughter of the late John C. and Viola B. (Ramsey) Richards. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and business school. She retired December 31, 1980, after 40 years of service as Harris County Judge's Clerk. She was a member of Evangelistic Temple in Houston and then Faithbridge Church in Pasadena.

Survivors include her sister Ona Belle Ash of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Evelyn Tilley.

To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


03/22/2010

Virgil Woody “Slick” Matthews, 91, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1918 in Mundy, Texas to Adolphus W. Matthews and Josephine Fox Matthews. Mr. Matthews served in the US Army during WWII. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Matthews owned and operated Matthews Grocery in Lamesa for many years.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Michael Hale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Foster, Eric Pratt, Pat Scarborough, Brady Scarber, Bobby Daw and Buddy Hancock.

He is survived by:

Twin Daughters:
Judy Foster & husband Terry of Center
Jerry Van Smith of Seminole

Grandchildren:
Allison Pratt & husband Eric of Center
Jaclyn Scarborough & husband Pat of Center
Scott Foster & fiancé Christi Shaffer of Center
Whitney Scarber & husband Brady of Center
Kelly Foster of Ruidoso, New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Kennan Smith
Tucker Scarber
Kaleigh Pratt
Tyce Scarber
Ashton Scarborough
Keaton Pratt
Sterling Alley

Sister, Hazel Brecht of Kingsland

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Grandson, Shane Smith
Son-in-law, Terry Lynn Smith
Brothers: Edwin, Estell, Joe, Vernie, Horace, Lawrence & Loy
Sisters: Laura Faulk and Lois O’Neal

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


Norman Wayne Loosier, 69 of San Augustine County, Texas, and Houston, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Norman was born to Jewell (Taylor) Loosier and Juluis Loosier on May 2, 1940, in Emhouse, Navarro County, Texas. He was a Manager of the Equipment Department for Brown and Root, and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with interment to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Skipper Eberlan.

His survivors include: His wife: Wanda Loosier of San Augustine and Houston; Daughters: Belinda Wallace and Kenny of Houston, Sheila Warden and Mike of Channelview, Shannon Wolf of Katy, Ben Wolfe of Houston, and Janice Loosier of San Augustine. Grandchildren: Katrina Rodgers and Clint of Houston, Danna Ballard and Mike of Houston, Heather Wallace of Huntsville, and Hayden Wolfe of Katy. Special Granddaughter: Tyesha Campbell of Houston; Great-Grandchildren: James Rogers, Trent Rogers, and Hasley Juarez of Houston


Joe Hudnall, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel Bro. Felix Hudnall and Bro. Stephen Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Ft. Hood Army Base and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 20, 1946 to Vernon A.”Red” Hudnall, Sr. and Margaret Boudreaux Hudnall. He served in the US Army for 7 years with 2 Tours in Vietnam and he was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired as a boiler maker from the local 587 in Orange, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vernon “Red” & Margaret Hudnall and Father-in-law &
Mother-in-law, June & Ada Nichols.

He is survived by:
Wife of 40 years:
Becky Hudnall of Shelbyville
Son:
Joey Hudnall & wife, Tina of Garrison
Daughter:
Marcy Hudnall Anthony & husband, Tommy of Nacogdoches
7 Grandchildren:
Stephanie Bruce, Kyla Hudnall, Morgan Bruce,
Brianne Little, Bobby Hudnall, David Anthony and Jayci Anthony
Brothers & Sisters:
Vernon Hudnall, Jr. of Orange
Keith Hudnall & wife, Kathy of Orange
Felix Hudnall & wife, Evelyn of Orange
Francine Coates & husband, Bill of Jasper
Peggy Raymer & husband, James of Orange
Eric Hudnall & wife, Cindy of Orange
Mark Hudnall & wife, Joyce of Orange
Joyce Blanchette & husband, Lloyd of Orange
Brother-in-law:
George “Unk” Nichols of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Ellis Arthur, Dwayne Hudnall, Chris Hudnall,
James Ray Raymer, Aaron Hudnall and Randy Bohannon

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


Rev. Travis D Lunsford, 92, of Garrison passed away March 21, 2010 in Nacogdoches. Rev. Lunsford was born March 10, 1918 in Garrison, Texas to David Lunsford and Laura (Williams) Lunsford.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Officiating will be Bro. Gerald Edwards, Bro. John McGuire, Bro Harry Wilson and Dr. Allen Reed. Rev. Lunsford was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Garrison. He was a retired Baptist Minister.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church Garrison, Texas from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.

He is survived by wife, Lavernie (Granny) Lunsford
Daughter; Joyce Martin & husband Donald of New Caney, Texas
Daughter-in-Law; Shirley (Lunsford) Ruthben & husband Hugh of Katy, Texas
Grandsons: Jerry Don Gideon & wife Tamara; Terry Lynn Gideon & wife Lori; Darrel Jr. Lunsford & wife Leasa
Granddaughter: Dianna Pinkston & husband Michael
Ten great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren
Special Friend Smokey Beard
Two Step-Grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren and one great great grandchild
Host of other Relatives and Friends

Preceded in death by Parents; David and Laura (Williams) Lunsford and two sons James Don Lunsford and Darrel Lunsford Sr.

Pallbearers will be: Hubert Hancock, Herbert Hancock, Huey Hancock, George Muckleroy, Jessie Stokes and Biggon Beard
Honorary: Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church

Churches that he pastored: Brileytown Baptist Church, Magnolia Baptist Church, Dolan Baptist Church, First Baptist Manvel, Grace Baptist Church, Conroe, Texas, Townley Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, Lilly Grove Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Romayor Baptist Church, Cold Springs Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Doglas, Ariam Baptist Church and Carlisie Baptist Church

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


Wymon Bolton Jr, 48 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday evening in Longview. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Triumph Church in Center. The body will lay in state from 12-1 at the Church. Wake will start at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville. Officiating will be Prince Howrd Clowdy.

Wymon Bolton Jr. is survived by:

2 Sons; Wymon Bolton III of Houston and Willie Bolton of Dallas.

1 Grandchild

Father, Waymon Bolton of Shelbyville

Mother, Hazel Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Sisters; Lenola Wyatt-Tutt of Shelbyville, Shonina Lightfoot of Arlington, Cynthia Howard of Center and Shelia Woodard of Mansfield, Texas.

4 Brothers; Cornett Bolton of Sasche, Texas, Darron Bolton of Ft. Worth, Joe Bolton of Shelbyville and Tracy Bolton of Center.


03/21/2010

Corine Baker Thompson, 92 longtime resident of the Broaddus Community (San Augustine County), passed away March 19, 2010, in Beaumont, Texas.

A native of Broaddus, Texas, San Augustine County, she was born to Leona (West) Baker and William Baker on October 7, 1917. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pineland.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Don Faulk, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Pineland officiating. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Tommy and Linda Thompson of Beaumont; Grandsons and wives: David and Carolee Thompson of Beaumont, John and Michelle Thompson of Beaumont; Great-Grandchildren: Ainsley Liann, Jack Michael, Reagan Lynn and Travis John;

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona (West) Baker and William Baker, and her husband, William Hilton Thompson, and a son, Bobby Dean Thompson

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Clotilde White, 87 of San Augustine, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, in San Augustine.

A native of San Augustine County, Texas, she was born to Pricilla (Lunt) Williams and John Thomas Williams on January 30, 1923. She was an retired Office Manager for a local insurance company, and a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in San Augustine

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church in San Augustine with Rev. Patsy Barham officiating.

Her suvivors include: Daughter: Rhonda Hollaar and her husband, Pieter of Huntsville, Sons: John Frankin White and his wife, Barbara-Bowman White of Cypress, and William Byron White of Round Rock; Sister: Gladys Renfroe of San Augustine; Granddaughter: Annerieke Hubbard and her husband, Mark of Arlington, Great-Grandchildren: Ashton Hubbard of Monroe, and Madeline Hubbard of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. White in 1997.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


03/19/2010

Jack Cannon, 94, of the Hurstown Community, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 12, 1915 to Vessie C. and Lela (Brittain) Cannon. He worked many years as the Shelby County Commissioner for Pct. 2 and he was member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vessie & Lela Cannon, Grandson, Chris Cannon, Daughter-in-law, JoAnn Cannon, Brother, Charles Cannon and 2 Sisters, Blanche Munnerlyn and Neva Windham.

He is survived by:
Wife of 74 years:
Odell Cannon of the Hurstown Community
2 Sons:
Jackie Cannon of Huxley
Calvin Cannon & wife, Sandy of Troup
Daughter:
Sherry Neal & husband, Dennis of St. Francisville, LA
6 Grandchildren:
Clay Cannon & wife, Tammy of Whitehouse
Chip Cannon & wife, Tammy of Troup
Cole Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA
Resse Wallace of Baton Rouge, LA
Zack Wallace of St. Francisville, LA
Katy Adams & husband, Ben of St. Francisville, LA
10 Great Grandchildren
Nephew:
Mike Munnerlyn & wife, Wendy of Texarkana
2 Nieces:
Cathy Taylor & husband, Paul of Shelbyville
Judy Fleming & husband, Johnny of Shelbyville
Pallbearers:
Jack Lout, Jimmy Lout, Paul Putman
Cecil Goings, Rusty Jones and Mac Warren
Honorary Pallbearers:
Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Adam Jernigan and James Miles

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


03/18/2010

Patsy Ann Phillips, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at her home. She was born July 18, 1946 in Brownwood to Homer D. Burns and Patricia Jean Spinks. Ms. Phillips was a loving mother & grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rick Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Steven Ham, Tim Wheless, Scott Matthews, Mark Matthews, Michael Bates and James Leggett.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Samantha Matthews & husband Danny of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jeffrey Matthews, Jessica Matthews Blaylock, Hayden Matthews, Sawyer Mathews, Madison Matthews and Mackenzie Matthews.

Niece, Jennifer Smith

Nephew, Eric Snyder

Also a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Patricia Wagner
Step-Father, Richard Wagner
Sister, Barbara Snyder

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


Margaret Alexander Lowe, 65, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at her home. She was born November 22, 1944 in Houston to Jefferson Alexander and Mary M. Johnson Alexander. Mrs. Lowe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Logansport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 19, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Logansport with Rev. Charles Hall and Rev. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by: Husband, Jerry Lowe of Logansport

Daughters: Cheryl Harvey & husband Mike of Joaquin, Valarie Kirkwood & husband Jackie of Tenaha, Laura Settle & husband Eddy of Stonewall and Virginia Adkison & husband William of Mansfield.

Grandchildren: Miranda Suzann Shadburn & husband Chris of Mansfield, Johnathan Lee Harvey of Joaquin, Jerred Wright Harvey of Joaquin, William Dakota Adkison of Mansfield, Mason Alexander Adkison of Mansfield, Krista Stutts & husband Clint of Malakoff, Jeff Kirkwood & wife Shanna of Dripping Springs, Justin Kirkwood & wife Catherine of Lufkin and Shelby Thompson of Malakoff.

Great Grandchildren: Gabriel Kirkwood, Logan Kirkwood and Abigail Kirkwood.

Special Grand-God Child: Malena Wilson

Siblings: Ernest Alexander & wife Glenola of Katy, Mary Ann Gaston of Shreveport and Alice Faye Bates & husband Herman of Logansport.

Preceded in death by: Sisters: Florine Jones, Christine Keels and Katherine Wheless.

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


Kenneth Wayne McCollister, passed away Feb. 28, 2010. Services were Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Triumph The Church & Kinddom of God in Christ. Minister Sherman Kossie officiating and Presiding Elder Johnny Wilson Sr. gave the Eulogy. Interment was at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to Hicks Mortuary in Center.

He was born to Myrtle Lee Fountain and Raymond McCollister on August 13, 1948, in Center, Texas. He joined Mt. Zion CME Church at an early age and later rededicated his life to Jesus Christ. He served on the steward board at Mt. Zion.

Kenneth graduated from C.H. Daniels High School in 1967. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Kenneth married Hattie Netherly of Shelbyville and to this union one child was born.

Kenneth was employed at Center Plywood for many years until he retired early due to failing health. He was a handy at numerous carpentry jobs, provided taxi service and was willing to lend a helping hand.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mac Curtis Buckley; one Aunt, Margie Brown; one Uncle, Norman Fountain and one Nephew, Vincent McCollister.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories: Parents, Myrtle Lee Mosby and Raymond McCollister of Center; three Daughters, Catina Henson (Willis) of Arlington, Karla McCollister and Kamille McCollister of Center; two Brothers, Ray Dean McCollister of Lufkin and Johnny Glenn Mosby (Cathy) of The Colony; three Sisters, Joyce Johnson of Center, Charlotte Kossie (Sherman) of Nacogdoches, and Charlotte box of Atlanta, GA: 2 Grandchildren, Alexia and Jordan Henson of Arlington: 4 Aunts, Ann P Turner of Dayton OH. Maxiene Greer of Lufkin, Onnie B Alexander of Carthage and Gwendolyn Garrett (C.W.) of Center; one Uncle, Billy Earl Waterhouse of Dayton, OH; special friend Robert Lynn Johnson of Center and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Rex Cammack, age 74 of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 10:00am, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 9:00 am at Mangum Funeral Home. The Procession to Old Center Cemetery will leave from Mangum Funeral Home at 9:30 am on Saturday.

He was born February 28, 1936 in Shelby County to Parents James Buford & Callie Ann (Hutto) Cammack. He was an Attorney in Houston for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James Buford & Callie Ann Cammack.

He is survived by :
Son, Jake Cammack and Wife, LeAnn of Austin

Grandson, Matthew Gregory Cammack

Caring companion, Glenda King of Houston

Jake's Mother, Marge Cammack of Zavalla

Numerous Cousins and Friends

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


3/17/2010

Wyceil Durham, 80, passed away March 11, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Services will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Timpson with Pastor Cedric Grace officiating and Elder Marvin Jackson doing the Eulogy.

On May 4, 1929 Wyceil Yarbrough was born to Matt Yarbrough and Juanita Collins Yarbrough. She joined Clayton Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Timpson and served faithfully as Church Secretary for a number of years until her health failed. Her favorite song was "I made a vow to the Lord and I won't turn back."

She is preceded in death by: both her parents; husband Arthur C. Durham; two children, Cottrell McClendon and Joe Durham; two grandchildren, Eddie Cross Jr. and Stephanie Curtis; and two special friends, Lura Thompson and Geneva Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memories:
Six children, Dist. Missionary Barbara (Elder Marvin) Jackson of Timpson, Jennifer (Steve) Earl of Houston, Evangelist Missionary Rusby adn Deacon Johnny Furch of Fort Worth and Salatha Garrett of Nacogdoches.
Fifteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.
A very special friend, Mother Ludene Driver
A host of relatives and friends
A special daughter-in-law, Saundra mcClendon Cooper
And her Clayton Temple Church Family.


3/16/2010

Charles Ray Conway, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1933 in Joaquin to Charles B. and Hylma (Truitt) Conway. He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. He retired as a Boiler Technician 1st class from the US Navy after 20 years of service. He also retired from S.F.A where he worked in the Physical Services Department and he also worked for Brown & Root and E.L. Bruce.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, C.B. & Hylma Conway.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Peaches Conway of Center
Son:
Charles Ray Conway, Jr. & wife Tracy of Seattle, WA
Daughter:
Jamie Keough & husband, Paul of Dallas
2 Granddaughters:
Cynthia Conway Brione & husband, Dago of Hidalgo, Mexico
Brianna Conway of Seattle
1 Great Granddaughter:
Tania Brione
Brother:
Jack Conway & wife, Nelda of Gary
Brother:
Bob Conway & wife, Zoe Ann of Jacksonville
Sister:
Cherrie Clarke & husband, Curtis of Midolthian
Pallbearers:
Scott Conway, James Welch, Kim Welch,
Kenny Hillard, David Whitlock and Basel Slatter

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


Mr. Gilbert Rhodes, 67, of Timpson, TX, passed away March 15, 2010, in Garrison, TX. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

A memorial service for Gilbert Rhodes will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, will be in charge of arrangements.


JoAnn Baker, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1932 to Earnest and Gladys (Besson) Cunningham. She retired as a Sr. Master Sgt from the US Air Force after 21 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Earnest and Gladys Cunningham, Sister, Carlyn Brown and Sister-in-law, Joyce Cunningham.

She is survived by:
2 Brothers:
Jim Cunningham of Huxley
Jerry Cunningham of Center
Nieces:
Brenda Alford & husband, Keith of Center
Linda Breithaupt & husband, Johnny of Houston
Debra Freeman & husband, George of Manvel
Vicki Adams & husband, Mark of Manvel
Great Nieces & Nephews
Barbara Alford of Center
Kayla Alford of Center
Jennifer Breithaupt of Houston
Luke Shipley of Manvel
Logan Shipley of Manvel
Special Friends:
Sharron Boyung of Center
Jan Gordon of Phoenix, Arizona
Pallbearers:
Keith Alford, Luke Shipley, Logan Shipley,
Johnny Breithaupt, George Freeman and Mark Adams

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


Dorothy Andrews Fenley, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence. She was born November 2, 1941 in Center to Stokley Hunt Andrews and Dorothy Adele Tomlin Andrews. Ms. Fenley was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Hannah and Rev. Franklin D. Battles officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters
Kathleen Fenley of Center
Sharon Fenley Hooper of Snook
Tammy Fenley of Center

Grandchildren:
Shyanna Hooper
Dillon Hooper
Shane Fenley
Seth Robins

Great Grandchildren:
Connor Fenley
Brendan Robins

Granddaughter-in-law: Jennifer Arrington Fenley

Step-Great-Grandchildren
Kameron Arrington
Baleigh Carrell

Sisters
Loyce Johnson and husband Fred L. of Center
Mauddie Gilchrist of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Dewey Eugene “Gene” Fenley
Parents, Stokley and Adele Andrews
Brother, Doug Andrews

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


Clara Odell Sims, 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born October 13, 1934 in Shelby County to Henry H. Meyers and Louie Sumner Meyers. Ms. Sims was a very active member of Victory Tabernacle in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Riley Dufrene, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Rickey Sims & wife Bonnie of Huxley
Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Jeffery Sims & wife Yvette of Shelbyville

Daughter, Laurie Sepulvado of Carthage

Numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren

Brother, G.C. Meyers of Center

Also a number of other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Travis Sims
Daughter, Malinda Louise Sims
Son, David Sims
Brother, M.L. Meyers

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


03/15/2010

Frank M. Brown, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010. He was born November 13, 1923 to Frank and Mattie Brown.

Funeral was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1:00.

F.M. Joined Mt. Gillion Baptist Church at an early age and later attended Blount Chapel Baptist Church until his health failed.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie V. Daniels Brown. She preceded him in death on March 31, 1983.
He was preceded in death by the late Margie Waterhouse Brown.

Also preceding him in death were four sisters, two brothers, and one son:
Selee, Selece, Ruby, and Dove (sisters); Willis and JW (brothers); Allen Wayne Brown (son).

F.M. Leaves to cherish his memory:
Two sons, Eugene Brown (Jacquelyn) of Gilmer, Tx; Jimmy Hinson (Carolyn) of Center, Tx. ; one daughter Ann Bell (Odell) of Center, Tx. Eleven grandchildre, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces , nephews, relatives and friends.


Thelma McDaniel Delaney, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine. She was born June 17, 1925 in Shelby County to Fred McDaniel and Della Goodman McDaniel. Ms. Delaney was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, March 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Delaney, Donald Sigler, Brian Sigler, Bobby Kennon, John Black, and Tom Kimbro

She is survived by:
Son, Charles Delaney & wife Judy of Huxley

Brothers:
Fred McDaniel & wife Mary of Center
Vanard McDaniel & wife Dee of California
Sister, Azell Calwell of Ft. Worth

Grandchildren:
Patricia Merliss
Ellen Kennon
Jason Delaney

Great Grandchildren:
Christy Waller
Adrien Merliss
Anna Merliss

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 52 years, Johnny Delaney
Daughter, Estelle Schwartz
Sisters, Ruby Nichols and Lois Amburn
Online condolences & tributes can be sent a www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


03/12/2010

Rev. Felix Windham, 91, of Joaquin, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born May 12, 1918 in Shelby County to Jarrett Jackson Windham and Carrie Moody Windham. Rev. Windham pastored several churches in Shelby and San Augustine counties, including Hawthorne, Old Home, Pine Ridge, Mt. Horeb and several others. He, along with Walker Ledford and J. Carroll Chadwick formed a mission of Firsr Baptist Center at Jarrett Windham’s house in 1959, later moving the church to Haslam, where it later became First Baptist Church Haslam. Rev. Windham was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Silvey and Rev. Welton Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Fisher Windham of Joaquin

Daughters:
Hazel Miller & husband David of Joaquin
Patsy Riley & husband Danny of Mineola
Mary Cummings & husband Kenneth of Joaquin
Sue Gill & husband Leslie of Tenaha
Kay DeSoto & husband Frankie of Joaquin

Seventeen Grandchildren

Thirty Four Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sisters-in-Law:
Myrtle Windham of Joaquin
Yvonne Connell of Houston
Gloria Windham of Mansfield, Louisiana

Brothers-in-Law:
Dave Connell & wife Azalee of Holden, Louisiana
Delvin Connell & wife Mary of Cut Off, Louisiana

Special friend, Fran Clark of Center

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Anner Dee Connell Windham
Son, Charles Windham
Great Grandson, Evan Daniels

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


Thelma Delaney, age 84 of Center, passed away Friday envening March 12, 2010 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel, with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Thelma wa a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include:
Son: Charles Delaney and wife Judy of Huxley
Brothers: Fred McDaniel and wife Mary of Center, Vanard McDaniel and wife Dee of California
Sister: Azell Calwell of Ft. Worth, Texas

3 Grandchildren, Patricia Merliss, Ellen Kennon and Jason Delaney
3 Great Grandchildren, Christy Waller, Adrien Merliss and Anna Merliss

Pallbearers will be:
Jason Delaney, Donald Sigler, Brian Sigler, Bobby Kennon, John Black and Tom Kimbro

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ettie S. Oswalt, 102, of Center, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 6, 1907 in Shelby County to Thomas and Wealthy (Vaughn) Strong.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas and Wealthy Strong, Husband, Bud Oswalt and Son, Dennis Oswalt.

She is survived by:
Son:
C.C. Permenter & wife, Mary Lou of Dallas
Son:
Danny Oswalt & wife, June of Chapman
Daughter-in-law:
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Grandchildren:
Danny Joe Oswalt
Mary Shala Oswalt Crow & husband, Kelly
Janise Marie Permenter
Great Grandchildren:
Danny Chase Oswalt & Lance Oswalt
Kaitlyn Crow & Travis Crow
Brandi Haltom & husband, Elliott
James Edwards
4 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous Step-Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

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


Eddie Earl Hudspeth, 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1944 in Shelby County to William Eddie Hudspeth and Mavy Ella Hooper Hudspeth. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, March 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Tressa Pritchett & husband James of Channelview Son, John Eddy & wife Madge of Salt Lake City, Utah

Grandchildren:
Tawny Kay Morgan Aaron Andrew Morgan Ily Jade Creast Maran Eddy Three Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Frances Mae Clark of Pasadena Claudia McClelland & husband Tommy of Center Nina Walker & John Miles of Center

Brothers:
Jesse James Hudspeth & wife Sandy of Center Frank Hudspeth & wife Debbie of Center Paul Hudspeth & wife Shannon of Center Henry Hudspeth & wife Shelly of Center Yancy Hudspeth & wife Christina of Center

Uncle:
Jack Hudspeth & wife Jean of Jacksonville Aunt, Ann Richardson of Frankston Good Friends, Wayne & Phyllis Powdrill

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Eddie Hudspeth and Mavy Ella Hooper Hudspeth Son, Eddie Dewayne Hudspeth

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


03/10/2010

Albert H. Burns, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at a Nacogdoches health care facility. He was born September 30, 1924 in Tenaha to Robert E. Burns, Sr. and Ruby Lee Wooten Burns. Mr. Burns was a member of the Tenaha Class of 1942, the year they won the Bi-District Championship, and a member of the Tenaha High School Hall of Fame. Mr. Burns was a WWII veteran, having served with the 17th Bomber Group, 34th Squadron in the European Theatre. He was a member and past Post Commander of the American Legion Post 520. Mr. Burns was a member of the Men’s III Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Tenaha, and had been a Deacon there since 1967. He was one of the longest active licensed real estate agents in Texas, having owned and operated Burns Real Estate since 1947. Mr. Burns was also the past owner and publisher of The East Texas Light. For many years he was a Tenaha City Council member. He was a former member and president of the Tenaha ISD School board, and very active in public service. For many years he was active in the East Texas timber industry. Mr. Burns was a trusted steward of Tenaha and East Texas lore.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood, Rev. Raymond Guthrie and John Scull officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Andrews, Joshua Andrews, Matthew Burns, Blake Smith, Larry Parkman, and Michael Parkman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Honorable Mayor George Bowers and the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Linda Burns Carnahan of Duncanville

Sons:
R.E. “Bob” Burns of Tenaha
Albert Barry Burns & wife Lisa of Plano

Grandchildren:
Michelle Smith & husband Blake of Falls Church, Virginia
Josh Andrews of Duncanville
Jeremy Andrews of Duncanville
Matthew Burns & wife Jill of Euless
Kennedy Burns of Plano
Albert Cooper Burns of Plano

Great Grandchildren:
Madeleine Smith of Falls Church, Virginia
Henry J. Smith of Falls Church, Virginia
Sister, Elizabeth W. Neel of Lufkin
Brother, Robert Emmett Burns, Jr. & wife Helen of Hewitt

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 59 years, Virginia Parkman Burns
Sister, Mary Wynne Tadema
Brother, John W. Burns

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made the First Baptist Church in Tenaha to help continue Mr. Burns legacy of community and public service.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Johnnie Sue Cameron, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 20, 1947 in Cherokee County to Ike Quinn and Etta May Quinn.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Mark Cameron of Center

Daughters:
Billie Sue Krow & husband David of Henderson
Rebecca Bailey of Carthage

Sons:
Lynn Emmons & wife Melinda of Henderson
Johnny Ray Emmons & wife Debra of Carthage
Sammy Emmons & wife Holly of Pinehill
Marcus Cameron & wife Krissi of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandon Lee Cameron, Katelynn Christine Cameron, Kailee Michelle Cameron, Ashley Emmons, Michael Emmons, Tiffany Cotton, Brandon Cotton, Brandie Cotton, Christopher Cotton, Brandy Emmons, Jimmy Lynn Emmons, Stephen Emmons, William Emmons, Tiffany Emmons, Jessica Emmons, April Faulk, Henry Faulk, Crystal Allred, Cheyenne Allred, Diane Allred, Jennifer Crisp, Wade Crisp, Beth Crisp, Brad Crisp, Jackie Emmons, Donald Emmons, Larry Emmons, Melissa Emmons, and Bear Emmons

Great Grandchildren:
Aiden Bing and Caden Emmons

Brothers:
Ike Quinn, Jimmy Quinn, Shorty Quinn

Sisters:
Virginia Doles, Grace Steadman, Helen Peterman, Lou Heath

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ike Quinn and Etta May Quinn
Brother, Gerald Quinn

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


03/06/2010

Mable Williams, was born to the late Charlie Oliphant and Ollie M. Buckley, on May 12, 1922. She departed her walk with Jesus on earth, March 6, 2010.

She was preceded in death by
Husband: Furman Williams
Nieces: Marie Lister and LaRhonda Redmond

Survived by:
Son: Billy Williams of San Antonio, Texas
Five Grandchildren: Cornelius Williams (Belinda) of San Antonia, Texas, Omeshia Williams of Nacogdoches, Frankie Williams of California, Joey Williams of California and Tony Williams of California.
Two Sister: Marie Hubbard of Center and Louise Straughter of Big Springs
Two Brothers: Purliss Oliphant of Huntington and Benny Lee Cotton
Three Nieces: Mary R Garrett and Karen Jackson both of Center and Laretha Williams of Dallas.
Special Friend: Bobby Dale Johnson of Center.

Pallbearers will be the Nephews
Honorary pallbearers are Friends of the Family and Deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Services will be held 1:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center.


03/05/2010

Blanch Campbell Biggar, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at her home. She was born December 20, 1942 to William Dwight Campbell and Annie Lila Gillis Campbell. Ms. Biggar was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher, having taught for Center ISD.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Payne, Lynn Johnson, KC Campbell, Eric Wilkins, Ronnie Youngblood, Stuart Stanley, and Brandon Pennick.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Shirley Luna & husband Ricky of Nacogdoches

Son, James Biggar of Center

Grandchildren:
Lonnie Luna II of Nacogdoches
Jacob Luna of Nacogdoches
Rachel Luna of Nacogdoches
Lila Catherine Huai Biggar of Lusby, Maryland
Carolyn Elizabeth-Jie Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Daughter-in-Law, Judith Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Preceded in death by:
Former husband, Hubert Earl Biggar
Son, Dwight Biggar

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


Yvonne Jones Fults, 83, of Mt. Herman, formerly of Splendora, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 4, 2010. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Yvonne was born on February 17, 1927 to Calvin and Julie Jones. She was the youngest of nine children and a twin to brother, Leon. Her family and friends will lovingly remember her as a Maw Maw or Granny. She was always ready to give a smile, hug, or a word of encouragement when needed. Her love of God, family, friends and fishing with her long time friend, Idell Fults, was something she held dear. Mrs. Fults was a member of First Baptist Church in Splendora.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Mary Ann Wehmeyer and husband Ray of Navasota

Granddaughters:
Jackie Hampton of Kingwood
Beckie Dewvall and husband Dave of Channelview
Jennifer Sealy and husband Jack of Kalispell, Montana

Grandson, Troy Benton Fults of Temple

Great Grandsons:
Jon Dewvall, Thomas Fults, and Jackson Sealy

Great Granddaughters:
Taylor Files, Erika Hampton, Casey Sealy, Jordin Sealy

Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Her family would like to thank the folks of Pine Grove Nursing Center, and the Hospice folks from Life Care Health Services of Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Care Health Services, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Calvin and Julie Jones
Husband of 49 years, Troy Fults
Sons, Alton Fults and Jimmy Ray Fults

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


Dewain Halliburton, 69, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 20, 1941 in Center to Elvis B. Halliburton and Myrtle Sumner Halliburton. Mr. Halliburton was a member of Center Bible Fellowship.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Sean Harris, Dustin Harris, Chris Harkness, Brandon Gray, Brian Walden, Brian Harkness, Anthony Harkness, and Anthony Olivas. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Harkness, Steven Harkness, Michael Liem, Kevin Rash, Landon Rash, Kyle Rhodes, Howard Johnson and Saul Betancour.

He is survived by:

Wife, Delores Halliburton of Center

Sister, Nelda Liem of Center

Mother-in-Law, Thelma Harkness of Center

Brothers-in-Law:
Billy Harkness & wife Sandra of Center
Wayne Harkness & wife Shirley of Center
Joe Harkness & wife Ricky Kay of Austin
Ricky Harkness & wife Carolyn of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Peggy Smith of Center
Linda Walden & husband Bob of Austin
Anitra Harris & husband Terry of Carthage

Beloved Pets:
Dog, Angel
Kitten, Katy

Also a number of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Elvis B. Halliburton
Mother, Myrtle Ingham & step father, Charlie
Brother-in-Law, Dan Liem

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


NaTayia Charnae Horton, 22 of Center, passed away February 20, 2010. NaTayia Charnae Horton was born to Elizabeth Horton Cartwright and the late James Earl Garner August 10, 1987. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2006. She received a certificate in Armed Certificate from the Security Academy of Texas in Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father Mr. James Earl Garner, grandfather Archie Lister, nephew Darvis Anthony Jr. (ManMan), and grandfather Lushie Garner.

She leaves to cherish her memories:
Mother, Elizabeth Horton Cartwright
Grandmothers, Ernestine Lister and Lonie Garner
Grandfathers, Paster Ray Dixon and Joseph Rason
Sisters, Angela Dickson (Robert) and Christina Horton (Jarvis) both of Center Texas, and Latonia Thomas of Nacogdoches, Texas
Brothers, Bernard Garner of Mansfield, LA, Arthur (Nose) Sutton (Storie) of Houston, Texas, Lil Marvie Davis of San Augustine, Texas.
A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Cousins.
Special friends: Seymone, Courtney, Ponda, Tyrell, Philvonte, Khasaylon, Steve Parks.
Special cousins: Jerry Parks, Charleston Jackson, Shon Nelson, Zackery Parks, Tim Polly, Fred Sparks, LaRay Sparks, and Vincent Latham.
Godmother, Rochelle Jones.

Services were held at Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy, Pastor and Pastor William Nash, officiating. Interment was at Thompson Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Lee S. Garrett, 81, passed away Friday, February 19, 2010 at her home. Ms. Lee S. Garrett was born on Thursday, April 12, 1928 below Prospect at Clarence Crump's Place in Tenaha, Texas to the parents of Alex "Bud" and Dollie Garrett. She completed the 8th grade at Buena Vista Schools. She joined in fellowship and was a faithful member until death of New Prospect Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas.

Lee S. faithfully served as President of the Senior Choir, President of the Kitchen Committee, Sunday School Secretary and Church Treasurer. She worked as a private housekeeper for over 40 years. She loved her employers and they also loved her. She has often said, "I put my trust in God- I know He's able. I want my soul ready." She lived her life - she was a Sister, a counselor, a confidant, an advisor, someone you could trust - she was a friend, and she was ready.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Dollie Garrett; brother, Jay Henry Garrett; sisters, Ola Lee Garrett and Inez Garrett Beasley.

She leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at noon at Friendship Baptist Church, Bobo Community, Tenaha, Texas with Reverend C.L. Richard officiating and Reverend Rayford Carraway, eulogist. Interment was a Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


03/03/2010

Mrs. Vena Brown 99, longtime resident of the Blackjack Community in Nacogdoches County, Texas, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Vena was born to Sarah (Warr) Holloway and George Alphus Holloway on July 22, 1910, in the Ironosa Community in Shelby County, Texas. She had lived in the Chinquapin Community in San Augustine County with her family many years ago, and was a loving homemaker being a very loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother to her children, and grandchildren. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in the Blackjack Community in Nacogodoches County.

Funeral Services will be on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas

Rev. Freeman Bryant will officiate at the service.

Her survivors include: Sons: Archie Brown of Tuscumbia,Alabama; Alfred Brown of Houston; Daughter: Ivern Shaw of Nacogdoches; Sons: Lenard Brown of Center,Harley Brown of Longview, Paul Brown of Garrison, Wayne Brown of Nacogdoches, Clarence Brown of Nacogdoches and Nolan Brown of Nacogdoches. Also she is survived by numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: Her husband, Jake Brown, Daughter: Mattie Doyen, Sons: Norris Brown and Morris Brown, and a Daughter: Ruth Brown

Pallbearers will be Clayton Brown, Clinton Brown, Jerry Brown, Robert Holloway, Buddy Holloway, and Patrick Shaw; Honorary Pallbearers will be: Randall Metteauer and Bryan Metteauer

Visitation will be Saturday evening, March 6, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia, St., San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


03/02/2010

Ruth Alton Triana, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born April 23, 1932 in Nacogdoches to Richard Nelson and Mollie Heironimus Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Mary Lyles & husband Gene of Nacogdoches
Margaret Triana & James Martin of Joaquin

Sons:
Jerry Rankin of Nacogdoches
Ricky Rankin of Las Vegas, Nevada
Kenneth Triana of Starr, South Carolina
Gary Triana of Nacogdoches
John Milton Triana & wife Lori of Joaquin

Twelve Grandchildren

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:
Husband, John Triana

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


Kathy Rowles, 49, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1961 in Center to Dale Ivan Rowles and Katharine Elaine Ross Rowles.

Mrs. Rowles has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Dallas Moles of Center

Daughter, Mandy Rowles of Jacksonville, Florida

Brother, Kenneth Rowles of Center

Sisters:
Valarie Johnson of Vidor
Sheila Wallace of Vidor

Mother, Elaine Rowles of Vidor

Also numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded by:
Father, Dale Ivan Rowles

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


Joyce Eaves Windham, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010. She was born August 2, 1934 in Center to William Allen Eaves and Odell Spann Eaves. Mrs. Eaves was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Proctor and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James Daniels, Cory Weldon, Donnie Johnson, Ray Tindol, Charles Walker, Dale Hite, and Cory Aston.

She is survived by:

Husband, Pete Windham of Center

Sons
Greg Windham & wife Pam of Gary
Steve Windham & wife Selena of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Windham & wife Carol
Kelly Duszik & husband Will

Great Grandchildren:
Kourtney Duszik
Kaylee Windham

Sister, Billie Davis & husband Charles of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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


03/01/2010

Allen Glenn Hartley, age 71, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening, March 3, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home

Mr. Allen Glenn Hartley was born July 11, 1938 in Panola County, Texas to the late Gertrue Creech Hartley Reeves of the Galloway Community and the late William Thomas Hartley, Jr. of Carthage, Texas. Allen was a graduate of Carthage High School with the class of 1958. He served his country willingly and proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army retiring after 30 years of faithful service with the rank of Major. He also retired from the city of Nacogdoches Water Department and the Nacogdoches Post Office. He loved his Country, his family, traveling all over the world making many friends along the way, fishing and hunting and visiting with his many friends. One of the most resent highlights of his life was attending the 50th reunion of his High School graduation visiting with his many friends of his past. Mr. Hartley was a member of the Masonic Lodge #579 of Columbus, Georgia, achieving the status of Master Mason. He was a kind gentle man, loving husband, father and grand father that will be greatly missed. .

Survivors Include:
Loving wife of 46 years: Mary Ruth Welch Hartley of Nacogdoches formerly of Carthage, Texas.
Children: Dana Jones Hartley
Stephanie Driver
William Thomas Hartley, III all of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren: Jennifer Jones Murphy and husband Wade of Lufkin, Karen Elizabeth Jones and Zachery
Allen Driver of Nacogdoches
Great Grandchildren: Hunter Murphy and Madison Murphy of Lufkin
Sister: Jeanette Carter and husband Daniel of the Galloway Community
Numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins.

THE BODY WILL LIE IN STATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.


Rodney Lynn Cooper, 53, of Orange, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Rev. Johnny Harrison of First Christian Church of Sour Lake.

A graveside service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born in Orange, Texas on July 16, 1956, Rodney was the son of Earnest Edgar Cooper and Ruth Jeanette Duncan. Rodney wworked as a driller on a drilling rig and loved hunting, fishing canoeing, camping, and rebuilding computers. Rodney deeply loved his family, grandchildren and family pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents: and brother, David Eugene Cooper.
Rodney is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carol Cooper; daughter adn son-in-law, Alisha and Jerry Utley of Silsbee; and son Davey Cooper of Bonham.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zackary Wayne Utley; and sisters and brother-in-law, Earnestine and Lonnie Peveto of Orange, Peggy and Tommy Snider of Oranger, Barbara and Eddie Head of Orangefield, Teresa Whittaker of Orange and Shelia Barber of Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Davey Cooper, Jerry Utley, Jared Head, Corey Head, Chris Kyle and Eugene Trumble.


Reba January James, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at her residence.

Her wishes were to be cremated. No services are planned at this time.

She was born October 6, 1932 to Condy and Maude (Evers) January. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of 1812, and the Daughters of the Confederacy, where she served as an officer in each organization. She was very active in the Shelby County Historical Society and she also spent much time with the renovation of the Shelby County Court House and in research for the Shelby County Museum.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Condy & Maude January, Husband, Donald James, Grandson, Brian McDonough and Brother, Doyle January.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Terri Lynn McDonough of Center
Granddaughter:
Megan Brooke McDonough of Japan
Sister:
Wanda Ramsey of Beaumont

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


Nicky Leon Rushing, 55, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Houston. Nicky was born in Center, Texas February 19, 1955, the son of Albert and Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing.

Nicky was a graduate of Center High School and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin. He taught school for over thirty-two years, spending the last twenty-eight of them at Hardin Middle School teaching science and computers. Nicky loved to ride motorcycles as well as work and repair computers.

He was preceded in death by his brother Albert Earl Rushing. He leaves behind his devoted wife of twenty-seven years Donna L. Rushing of Hardin, his beloved son, Andrew Phillip Rushing of Hardin, parents Albert and Dura Mae Rushing, brother Bill and wife Joann Rushing, sisters Francine and husband Don Gardner, Jeannie Runnells, Anita and husband Larry Jackson, Sherry and husband Charles Parks all of Center. In addition he leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Nicky will be held Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 5-8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A service will be held Monday, 4PM, March 1, 2010, at Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin, Texas. On Tuesday March 2, 2010 a funeral service will be held at 2PM, at Old Salem Missionay Baptist Church in Center, Texas with burial to follow in Old Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com


Dale Copelin, age 54, of Center, passed away Saturday evening February 27, 2010 in Center. He was born October 7, 1955 in Tyler Texas to Rayford Ewing Copelin and Margarett Dale Honea Copelin.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 1, 2010 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday March 2, 2010 at the Watson and Sons chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be

Charles Barr, Mike Johnson, Bernard Metcalf, Terry Waldon, Clay Warren, and Paul Castillo.

Survivors include:

Wife:
Shonia Copelin of Center

Sons:
Cade Copelin of Center
Adam Copelin of Center

Daughter:
Jessica Greer & B.J. of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Savannah Copelin
Jorden Bollier
Cassidy Greer

Brother:
Rayford Copelin & Alese of Center

Nephews:
Cameron Copelin & Stephanie of Center
Josh Windham of Bossier City
Colton Norton of Center
Caleb Norton of Center

Niece:
Kasie Waller of Center
Jennifer Sims of Shelbyville

Sister in law:
Lisa and Randy Robertson of Center
Tammie and Scott Jacobs of Woden

Brother in law:
Rodney Waller of San Augustine

Mother in law:
Maxie and Keith Chumley of San Augustine

Proceeded in death by:
Father, Rayford Ewing Copelin
Mother, Margarett Dale Honea Copelin


Marty Doyle Bradshaw, 49, of Houston, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Houston. He was born July 31, 1960 in Center to Barney Doyle Bradshaw and Bobbye Ann Adams Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the New Hope Congregation Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, March 1, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallberarers will be Gary Frame, Jim Collins, David Adams, John Frame, Pete Andrews and Kevin L. Jones.

Survivors include:
Mother: Bobbye Emory and husband Bruce of Center
Son: Adam Doyle Bradshaw of Houston
Sisters: Sheila Bradshaw Jones and husband Kevin of Center and Dawn Collins and husband James of Center.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Sally Bradshaw, Father Doyle Bradshaw, Grandparents Clayter and Fannie Adams, John and Essie Bradshaw.

Reolus Stevens, 89, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010 at her home. She was born December 8, 1920 in the Paxton community to Alvie George Thompson an Bertha Mae Coyle Thompson. She attended Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Mrs. Reolus Stevens was a full time mother and a Homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 1, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Stevens, Scott Ramsey, Daniel Alford, Jeremy McDaniel, Marty McDaniel, Ken Alford, David Lee Stevens, Zac McDaniel, Holden Cummings and Chris Ramsey.

She is survived by:
Sons:
George Stevens and wife Nancy of Joaquin, Texas
Olan B. Stevens of Joaquin, Texas

Daughter:
Gay Alford and husband Darrell of Joaquin, Texas

10 Grandchildren
17 Great Grandchildren
3 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Jimmie Haight of Joaquin, Texas
Clydia May Lawson and husband Tommy of Joaquin, Texas
Diann Smith and husband Jerry of Joaquin, Texas

A number of Nieces and Nephews along with many sister-in-laws and a host of family and friends.

Pereceded in death by
Husband Olan Stevens, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister

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


Margaret Prycer Eakin, 94 years old, passed away February 27, 2010 at her home in Timpson, Tx. surrounded by her family. The family will welcome friends and loved ones on Monday, March 1st, to the rosary and visitation at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Services will be held at St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission, Timpson, on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 10:00am. The requiem mass will be celebrated by Father Jose Luis, Father Dev., and Father Basil. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

Mrs. Eakin was born on October 25, 1915 in Ragley, Tx. to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She was a member of St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Herbert Eakin.

She is survived by:
Son, John Prycer Eakin and Bootsie Eakin of Lufkin, Tx.
Daughter, Rebecca Eakin Simmons and husband, John Earl of Freeport, Tx.
Daughter, Janeice Eakin Carrington and Billy Carrington of Timpson, Tx.
Son, Tony Eakin and wife, Maureen of Terrell, Tx.
Son, Gregory Eakin and wife, Nancy of Longview, Tx.
Daughter, Monica Eakin Fitzgerald and husband, Brad of Timpson, Tx.
11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren
Sister, Lettie Prycer Crausby and husband, Howard of Artesia, New Mexico.
Sister-in-law, Gloria Stilley Eakin of Kingwood, Tx.

Pallbearers (Grandsons): Joe Carrington, Bubba Carrington, Troy Eakin, Eric Simmons, Chris Carrington, John Paul Packard, Luke Packard, and James Eakin
Honorary Pallbearers: Margie Massey, Junior Sparks

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the John Herbert & Margaret Eakin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Texas State Bank of Timpson and St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church building fund in care of Janeice Carrington of Timpson, Tx.

Margaret Prycer Eakin was one of 11 children born to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She attended boarding school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Marshall, Tx. She later moved to Jacksonville, Tx. where she graduated high school and assisted her mother in running the Prycer Dairy. Her mother moved the family to Timpson, where Margaret met the man she would marry, John Herbert Eakin. The two were married December 24, 1936 in Nacogdoches, Tx. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 1997. Margaret was a wife, mother, grandmother, and worked many years at Timpson ISD as a teacher’s aide and librarian. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting, was an avid reader, hosting family reunions, and collecting red dishes.

To convey condolences or to register on line, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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02/26/2010

Scott Owens, 48, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010. He was born December 19, 1961 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Richard Owens and Lucille Lawson Owens. Scott had been a coach and teacher at Joaquin ISD since 2003. He had also previously coached and taught at Rockdale, Garrison and Grapeland. Scott was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Joaquin ISD Gymnasium with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Price Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Baker, Stevie Smith, Mark Lawrence, Ryan Harper, James “Bump” Phelps, Jason Gray. Jay Bennett and Jimmy Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baker, Trevor Baker, Kolt Adkison and Klay Adkison.

Scott is survived by:

Father, Richard “Red” Owens of Joaquin

Brothers:
Mark Owens of Joaquin
Ricky Owens & wife Renee of Tenaha

Nieces:
Christine Owens, Amber Owens, Buffey Vestal and Jamie Walker

Nephew, Gabe Owens

Great Niece, Addison Coleman

Great Nephew, Jon Lawson Coleman

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Lucille Lawson Owens

Memorials can be made to the Joaquin Girls' Basketball Scholarship Fund in Scott's name.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com. 


Laura Burton, 84, of Center formerly of Clinton, IL passed away Thursday February 25, 2010 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1925 in Clinton, IL to Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, IL.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey; Husband, Joy Owen Burton; Granddaughter, Jade Lynn Mlynarek; Brothers and Sisters, Charles Walter Leevey, Mary Helen Harvey, John Bennett Leevey, Paul Thomas Leevey, Robert Dean Leevey, 
Evelyn Moore, Norma June Vinson, Catherine Louise Burton and Barbara Jean Welch.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Carolyn Bounds & husband, Buster of Center
Linda Avrett & husband, Robert of Cordele, GA
2 Granddaughters:
Alison Scull & husband, Terry of Center
Laura Leske & husband, Mike of Whitefish Bay, WI
4 Great Granddaughters:
Caroline, Sarah, & Laura Anne Scull
Katherine Elizabeth Leske
4 Brothers and Sisters:
Mrs. Annabelle Marks of Lincoln, IL
Mrs. Clara Taylor of Clinton, IL
Mr. James R. Leevey of Tyler
Mr. Kenneth W. Leevey of Decatur, IL


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


Roger Dale Whitton, 57, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 at his home. He was born September 27, 1952 in Shelby County to T. J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton. Mr. Whitton attended Willow Grove Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Melba Rodgers and Willie Holley officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Holley, Wayne Stokes, Carlos Cuellar, John Stiles, Tommy McMahon and John Gray.

He is survived by:

Wife, Zaundra K. Whitton of Joaquin

Daughter, Pamela Whitton of Joaquin

Sons:
Kevin Whitton & wife Tammy of Center
Gary Whitton & wife Brittany of Joaquin
Kenneth Redmon & wife Michele of Center
Kenneth Whitton & wife Lauren of Conroe

Grandchildren:
Destiny Whitton, Shone Whitton, Brant Redmon, Brianna REdmon, Camryn Runnels, Kolton Whitton, Landen Whitton

Mother, Lexa Whitton of Timpson

Brothers:
David Whitton & wife Peggy of Joaquin
Cecil Whitton & wife Kay of Timpson

Sisters:
Annette Bradshaw & husband Dale of Timpson
Joyce Wolfe & husband Ronnie of Timpson
Frances Miller & husband Rick of Palestine

Special Cousin, Wayne Willoughby

Also a host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Father, T. J. Whitton
Brother, John Whitton
Sister-in-Laws, Edith Whitton

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


02/25/2010

Ola Faye Lynch Daw , 83, passed away on February 24, 2010. She was born on September 14, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas. She was a devoted volunteer at the Pine Grove Nursing Home in her home town for many years and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Ms. Daw worked for Russell Stover Candies and Gordon Jewelers in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elmus and Stella Lynch; her husband Chester Ray Daw, sister Laura, and brothers Rufus, S.J., Robert, and George.

She is survived by son Bobby Daw and wife Debbie of Tenaha, daughter Donna Morris and husband Henry of Houston, grandchildren Jordan, Kirsten, Marla, Angie, and Devin, great grandchildren Madison, James, Cheyenne, Channa, Chalee, Chelsey, Pablo, Kirkland, Madison, Reagan, and Olivia, step-grandchildren Darlene Clark and husband Todd, step-great grandchildren Taylor, Trace and Tucker along with many other nieces and nephews.

Faye will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 26 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Watson & Sons Chapel, 1554 State Hwy 7 East, Center.

Pallbearers will be Phill Lynch, Chuck Raymond, Dale Fleming, Jerry Lynch, Rusty Hall and Danny Scarbrough.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wimberly and Travis Long.

Donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 5345 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 in the name of Faye Daw.

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


02/24/2010

Thelma Matthews, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at a Center nursing home. She was born February 15, 1911 to Floyd P. Swanzy and Willie Alford Swanzy. Ms. Matthews taught school in Shelbyville for many many years, and started the first band at Shelbyville ISD. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she played piano and organ at for over 70 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dan Matthews & wife Kathleen of Center

Grandchildren:
Linda Phillips of Port Neches
Glenn Matthews & wife Becky of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Michelle Phillips of Nederland
Luke Matthews of Center
Daniel Matthews of Center

Great Grandchildren, Eli Matthews of Center

Sister, Bennie Mae Vittetoe of Dallas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Wayland Matthews
Six Brothers & Sisters

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


Mary Louise McCollum, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Rosary & Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Jose Luis Vidante officiating. Graveside Service & Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 13, 1924 to Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum in Kansas City, Kansas. She dedicated her life to teaching, traveling, taking care of her sister Lois McCollum and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated teacher for many years in the states as well as Holland. While living in Holland she acquired many dear friendships and enjoyed traveling Europe with Lois. She also taught in Henderson, TX for several years where her science programs excelled. She was successful in creating a science kit that replicates a model of an atom and had many accolades. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum, 2 Brothers, Sterling McCollum, Jr. and Dale McCollum, and 3 Sisters, Shirley Smith, Lois McCollum, and Pat Snider.

She survived by:
Numerous Nieces and Nephews throughout the Country
Including her Nieces here in Shelby County:
Beth Stroope of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell of Center 
Melissa Jernigan of Shelbyville

Honorary Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell and James Jernigan

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Therese Catholic Church or Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center.

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


Funeral Services for Justin L. Slaughter will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Shelby Savings Bank in Center, Texas to the Justin L. Slaughter Scholarship Memorial Fund.


Selina Guadalupe Smith Jaimes, 7, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born November 7, 2002 in Nacogdoches to Adan Jaimes and Mercedes Garcia. She was a member of the Prinzepe de Paz church.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. At 5 p.m. , Friday, February 26, 2010, there will be a special service officiated by Pastor Silvestre Chavez, in memory of Selina at Watson and Sons Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Mother & Step Father, Mercedes and Jimmy Lee Smith of Center

Father, Adan Jaimes of Center

Brothers:
Jose Angel Vazquez of Laredo
Jimmy Garcia Smith, Jr. of Center

Sister, Yolanda Jaimes of Joaquin

Grandmother, Guadalupe Jaramillo of Mexico

Grandmother, Julia Martinez Garcia of Mexico

Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandfather, Juan Garcia
Grandfather, Andez Jaimes
Sister, Brandy Jaimes

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


02/23/10

Ruth Davis Featherston, 84, went to heaven early Sunday morning, February 21, 2010.

Funeral: Come celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole, followed by a graveside service at Laurel Land Cemetery. Visitation and viewing 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Davis Featherston was born June 29, 1925 in Stephenville to Joseph and Verly Davis. She married Aleck Booker Featherston Sr. on April 3, 1947 to whom she was happily married for 51 years.

Ruth worked for many years as a Registered Pediatric Nurse in Fort Worth. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cross-stitching and watching birds at their farm in Joaquin, Texas. Throughout her life, Ruth filled many roles with joy and compassion as a daughter, sister, friend, caretaker, aunt and wife, but her most important role was that of mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Bill Davis, and cousin, Bill Featherston.

Survivors: Son, Aleck B. Featherston Jr., grandson, Elijah and wife Sarah Featherston; granddaughter, Alissa and husband Adam Bell; step grandchildren, Atalie and husband Adolfo Rivera, Katy and husband Sean Dyer, Nicole Ramputi, and Taylor Ramputi; great-grandchildren, Lodidyn Featherston, Madyson Rupprecht, Isaiah and Eva Rivera; cousin, Geraldine Cobzy; nieces, Nancy Green and Susan Franklin.


2/22/2010

Charles “Charlie” Holcomb, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born February 16, 1933 in Center to Ernest Holcomb and Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was a member of Short United Methodist.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Holcomb of Center

Son, Mike Holcomb & wife Norma of Tyler

Daughter, Gaynell Evans & husband Burl of Nacogdoches
Son, Billy Richards of Conroe
Daughter-in-law, Regina Holcomb

Grandchildren:
Chad Holcomb of Tyler
Whitney Holcomb of Tyler
Christen Haldeman & husband Jonas of Bronsboro
Ashton Trammell & husband Waylon of Brownsboro
Kelly Hicks & husband Waylon of Conroe
Toby Brittain & wife Sarenda of Nacogdoches
Kevin Brittain of Nacogdoches

Ten Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Holcomb & Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb
Wife, Georgia Holcomb
Son, Charles Randall Holcomb
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Henry McFadden, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born August 18, 1927 in Deadwood to Doss McFadden and Maude Rae McFadden. Mr. McFadden served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Patricia Woodfin of Joaquin
Jackie McFadden Cheatwood & husband Roy of Joaquin

Son, Neal McFadden & wife Vickie of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Robert A. “Robbie” Woodfin of Joaquin
Roy Gene Cheatwood, Jr. of Joaquin
David Cheatwood of Joaquin
Dawson Neal McFadden of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Harley Smith Eaves, Allen Michael Woodfin, Tanner McDonald, Maddisyn Cheatwood and Ryleigh Cheatwood.

Great Great Grandson, Trenton Cole Eaves

Brother, James McFadden of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Mary Lavon McFadden
Sisters, Myrtle Sartor & Pauline James
Brother, Delmer McFadden
Granddaughter, Melissa Ann Cheatwood
Son-in-Law, Robert O. Woodfin
Granddaughter-in-Law, Tammy Williford Woodfin

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


Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape, 81, of Center formerly of Carthage, Texas died February 21, 2010 in Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Linebarger and Rev. Dale Reed officiating with interment at Antioch Cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape was born January 16, 1929 in Carthage, Texas. He was the youngest of seven children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Emma Lou Thompson Soape. Weldon was a graduate of Carthage High School with the class of 1946. He was a retired steel worker with Armco Steel. Mr. Soape was active politically with the AFL-CIO as a union organizer, Steelworkers Local as an official, arbitrator and negotiator, Chairman of the East Harris County Democrats for many years and served as Panola County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 from 1978 – 1982. Weldon was active in the Panola County Historical Society for many years. Daddy loved all of his family and never met a stranger. Because of the depth of his love for his entire family, there were times he felt he had to put off plans with his children to go to the aide of his siblings, nieces and nephews. Daddy instilled the same love, respect, and integrity for humanity in his girls that he himself possessed. He taught his girls that one was only as good as their name, to say what they mean and do what they say, to stand for what they believed and not to waiver, and that it was ok to agree to disagree. He fought for the good of the common man believing that it would benefit his kids and grandkids in the future. The one for all; all for one philosophy. He is preceded in death by his life-long love and mother of his children; Patsy, beloved daughter; Dawn, brothers; Herman, William “Bill”, Allen Perry “Perk”, Janes Calvin “J.C.”, sisters; Lucille Blair and Ada Jane “Kit” Hicks, twin great granddaughters; Hope and Faith; special nephew; Billy Wayne Blair.

Survivors Include: 
Daughters: Lynda Lewis of Channelview
Angie Hulsey of Carthage
Christy Curry and Husband Ronnie of Carthage
Brother-in-law: Raymond Earl Massey and wife Kimberly of Pearland
Grandchildren: Cheyenne Lampley and Husband Larry of Tenaha
Tisha Galloway, James W. Schuchardt, Robert C. Schuchardt, Joshua Hulsey, Travis Curry and wife Belinda, all of Carthage, Michael P. Murphy and wife Melissa of Shepherds
Sixteen Great Grandchildren
Very Special Thanks- Karen Clifton & Hollie Adams along with past and present staff at Green Acres of Center; Dr. Jane Todd; special friend/Ombudsman, Jana Tieffenworth of Henderson.

Pallbearers: Lawrence Schubert, Garrett Soape, Grant Soape, Paul Ritter, Frank Willis, Dan Collins
Honorary Pallbearers: Raymond Earl Massey, Jonathon Cody Massey and Jimmy Lee Soape

The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. 
Family request donations be made to: The Panola County Historical & Genealogical Association / Old Jail Museum or the American Cancer Society


2/21/2010

Brandon Travis Windham, 21, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1988 in Center to Edward Williams and Donna Windham.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
MaKenna Leeann Windham of Center
Timberly Faith Windham of Center

Father, Edward Williams of Center

Mother, Donna Whittington of Center

Brother, Jeremy Whittington and wife Dena of Center

Sister, Christy Rodriguez and husband Jessie of Center

Nieces;
Emily Rodriguez of Center
Kimberly Rodriguez of Center

Grandmother, Louise Meyers of Center

Special Friend, Kara Brooke Spann of Center

Special Aunt, Anita Kelly

Special Cousins;
Joshua Kelly 
Dustin Williams

Special Close Friends;
Cory Young of Center
Bryan Sigler of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Corine Windham
Cousin, Jody Nichols

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


2/20/2010

Denny L. Adams passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Military Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904 with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2010 to 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late Robert Braxton (Bob) and Vannie Mae Samford Adams and brother of the late Oswald Vernon (Bill) Adams. He was born September 24, 1922, in Center, Texas where he lived a full and joyful life.

Denny graduated from Center High School in 1940. Like many brave Americans, he answered his nations call, enlisting and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1948 where he was a AD 1st Class. Upon returning from military service, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1953 and a Master of Education degree in 1954. During his 35 years of service as a math teacher and principal in Center ISD, Denny inspired many of his students to pursue careers in math and education. He was an active member of the Center VFW Post 8904, the Center Rotary Club and the Shelby County Democratic Party. Denny was an avid RC model airplane enthusiast, and loved to work on his property and fix just about everything on it. He is known for his tireless generosity and kindness to his many friends and family. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Watlington Adams, his daughter, Lisa and her husband, Larry Myers, and his son Randall Adams and his wife, Arcie. 
Denny is adored by his grandchildren, Wesley and his wife, Kathy Myers, Matt and his wife, Kristina Myers, Kathryn Adams and Josh Adams; and his great grandchildren, Madeline, Tanner, Taylor, Skyler, Aiden, and Dylan Myers.

Pallbearers will be Kathryn Adams, Matt Myers, Wesley Myers, Joshua Adams, Blake Adams, Jasen Watlington and Chris Watlington.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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


Louise Dalby, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born January 30, 1922 in Joaquin to Wesley Bolton and Nancy Jordan Bolton. Mrs. Dalby was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating.

Honorary pallbears will be George Matthews, Larry Warren, Jimmy Mathews, Johnny Mathews and Duane Lout.

She is survived by:
Husband, Bruce Dalby of Center
Daughters: Vicky Warren and husband George of Shelbyville and Brenda Carroll and husband Gary of Center.
Granddaughter, Jennifer Gregston of Livingston
Grandson, Danny Carroll of Thibodaux, Louisiana

And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandson, Beau Carroll
Nine Brothers and Sisters

The family would like to extend a special loving thanks to Mrs. Dalby's caregivers; Charlotte, Cindy and Marsha.

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


02/19/2010

Kenneth Ray Swint, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2010 at his home. He was born February 11, 1933 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Llewlyn Swint and Zella Lee Hutchison Swint. Mr. Swint was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. He served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Raymond Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Steve Ware, Bo Morris, Sid Leathers, John Harrington, Randy Watley, Cole Fleming, Troy Parrish and Robert Agnew. Honorary pallbearers will be Ferrell Williams, Coach Jackson, John Gibbs, James McNatt, Jerry Boone and Joe Lynn Williams.

He is survived by:

Wife, June Swint of Tenaha

Daughter, Lisa Milam of Tenaha

Son, Sam Swint & wife Shelly of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Deanne Evans & husband Ricky, Diane Swint, Brandy Eubanks & husband Jonathon, Kenny Joe Milam, Chris Pilgreen & wife Tara, Christy Berry & husband Lekebera, Billy Bob Kirby and Elizabeth Swint

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Mavis Ware & husband Leo of Dallas
Retha Ann Hammonds & husband Eddie of Tyler

Brother, Joe Swint & wife Laverne of Sunnyville

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Llewlyn & Zella Lee Swint
Son, Danny Ray Swint
Daughter-in-Law, Georgia Swint
Granddaughter, Shelly Cox
Son-in-Law, Joe Milam
Brother, Virgil Swint
Sister-in-Law, Kathryn Swint
Sister, Avinell Brown
Brother-in-Law, A.G. Brown
Father-in-Law, Bryan Leathers
Mother-in-Law, Lois Leathers

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


Freda Bowlin, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010. Funeral services for Freda (Roberts) Bowlin, 93, of Center, TX, formerly of the Buena Vista Community, Shelby County, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn, Bro. Henry Hughes, and Tim Birdwell officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowlin passed away February 18, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born April 24, 1916, in Tenaha, TX, Freda M. Bowlin was the daughter of the late Jim and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. She was a loving homemaker who was also employed at various other jobs. She was married to Ben “Jodie” Bowlin who preceded her in death on March 08, 1989.

Survivors include her son Barkley Bowlin and wife Rose of Tenaha, TX; daughters Gloria Fiedler and husband Joe of Timpson and Kathy Birdwell and husband Jimmy of Lufkin; sisters Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX, and Eva Paramore of Conroe, TX; 6 grandchildren: Michael Ray Bowlin and wife Mona, Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit, Tim Birdwell and wife Jaya, Shelly Carroll and husband Chris, Ben Fiedler and wife Robin, and Lesa Henning; 9 great grandchilden: Amber Barbee, Brooke Morrow and husband Dennis, Jameson Ritter and wife Brin, Carson Carroll, Neela Birdwell, Claire Fiedler, Candace Fiedler, Logan Henning, and Jarod Henning; 3 great great grandchildren: Devon and Caleb Morrow and Brylee Barbee

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


02/18/2010

Harold Beckett, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1926 in Nashua, Missouri to John Beckett and Fay Cruise Beckett. Mr. Beckett served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW in Liberty, Missouri, the Do-Si-Do Square Dancers and the Dutch Oven Cookers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Danny Russo officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Flora Beckett of Huxley

Son, Alan Elledge of Huxley

Granddaughter, Stacy Pope of Ft. Smith Arkansas

Grandson, Derrick Elledge of Rockwall

Three great grandchildren

Also a host of friends.

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


Evie Miller, 89, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 18, 1920 in Shelby County to Grover C. and Roxie L. (Cox) Risinger. She was a member of the Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Grover and Roxie Risinger, Husband, Belton Miller, Brother, Nath C. Risinger, Infant Brotherm Earl Risinger and Sister-in-law, Winnie Risinger.

She is survived:
Son:
Doyle Miller & Fiancé, Annie Peevy of East Hamilton
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Travis & Clara Risinger of East Hamilton
Nephews:
James Ray Risinger & wife, Mary Kay of East Hamilton
Paul Risinger & wife, Sandy of Shelbyville
J.B. Wilburn & wife, Yvonne of Mauriceville 
Nieces:
Sarah Cruse & husband, Dan 
Theresa Couvillion & husband, Mark of Houston
Louise Greer of Shelbyville
Pallbearers:
Dudley Cox, Tommy Cox, James Cox, 
James Ray Risinger, Robert Risinger and Paul Risinger

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


Clifford Netherly, 70 of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11am at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial to follow at East Liberty Cemetery. The Wake will be held 7pm to 8pm on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Hicks Mortuary.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


02/17/2010

Sammy Cook, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2010 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday February 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Frankens officiating.

He was born November 8, 1946 to George Euwell and Clara Belle (Davis) Cook. He was a member and a deacon at Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Father, George Euwell Cook and Mother and Step-Father, Clara Belle and Jewel Askew and grandparents and 2 Brothers, Junior Askew and Kenneth Askew.

He is survived by:
Lifelong Friend as a Brother:
Jimmy Jacobs of Center
2 Sisters:
Stella Baker & husband, Barry of Tenaha
Brenda Lucas & husband, Kerry of Center
Step-Son:
Charles Hightower & wife, Molly of Waco
Nieces and Nephews:
Samuel Jonathan Swann
William “Max” Swann
Steely Lucas 
Chad Sherrod
Shellie Henry
Ashley Brooks
Jonathan Brooks
Clara Askew
Kevin Askew
Step- Granddaughter:
Cheyenne Hightower 
Special Friend:
Cindi Byrd
Great Nieces and Nephews:
Drew Henry, Macee Henry, Dawson Williams, Riley Sherrod, Kace Sherrod,
Lexie Jo Sherrod, Kaleb Swann and Brooklynn Swann

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


Funeral services for Osborn "O.J." Watson, 91, of Huntington will be held Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Reverend Kevin Otto and Reverend Martin Doran officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. Watson was born September 26, 1918 in Tenaha, Texas to the late Lizzie Mae (Patterson) and Jasper Ward Watson, and died Monday, February 15, 2010 in a local nursing home.

A former resident of Pasadena, Mr. Watson had resided in Huntington for 25 years. He attended Texas A&M University for two years, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Watson served during the World War II and was stationed in Archer Field, Brisbane, Australia, where he met his wife of 67 years, then in Lae, New Guinea. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Braniff Airlines at Love Field in Dallas and Bayport Aviation in La Porte, which he eventually became the owner of. Mr. Watson retired to Huntington to be near Lake Sam Rayburn. He was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Watson of Huntington; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Janie Watson of Fort Worth and Doyle and Rhonda Watson of Kingwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Otto of Manvel, Ruth Anne and Walter Shugart of Waxahachie and Tracey and Ronnie Martens of Deer Park; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;brother, Clifton Wayne "Jake" Watson of Tenaha; sisters and brothers-in-law Claudie Rae and Billy Wayne Hairgrove of Tyler and Bobbie Ruth and Dean Veatch of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his infant son, David Osburn Watson; son-in-law, Gary Todd Otto; daughter-in-law, Jeri Watson; great-grandaughter, Kelsey Emblem; brothers, Dewey Watson, Winton Watson, and Billy Joe Watson; sister, Burnett Boyer.

Pallbearers will be Derek Martens, Steven Shugart, Charles Shugart, Jason Watson, Ryan Watson, Adam Watson, Casey Otto, and Jeffry Otto.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 630636, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Huntington.


02/16/2010

Callye Vaughn Lynch, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home. She was born June 8, 1916 in Shelby County to George William Vaughn and Mary Ann Buckley Vaughn. Ms. Lynch was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Lynch, Jeremy Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Truman Wimberly, Bobby Daw and Jack A. Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Hebert Elliott, A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, Weldon Tamplin, John Garner and Lynn Raymond.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Ottis Lynch & wife Kathy of Pearland
Jerry Lynch & wife Donna of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Doris Lynch Broussard & husband Darrell of Houston
Carolyn Lynch Nunez of Houston

Grandchildren:
Richard Lynch & wife Claire
Stephanie Broussard
Jeremy Lynch
Ryan Lynch

Great Grandchildren:
Jacob Lynch
Emilie Lynch

Sister, Alma Wimberly of Shreveport

Sister-in-Law, Faye Daw of Shelbyville

Special Friend, Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Husband, S.J. Lynch
Daughter, Diann Lynch

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


02/15/2010

James Douglas Smith, 52 of Center, passed away February 12, 2010 in Center, Texas. James Douglas Smith was born June 7, 1957 in Shreveport, LA to Melvin and Janie Lou (Morrell) Smith.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA with Reverend Jackie Meeks officiating. Interment to follow at Longstreet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 15, 2010 from 5pm until 9pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his son - Ricky Smith, son - David Smith, daughter - Angela Jordan, son - William Smith, mother - Janie Ward, brother - Charles Smith, sisters - Mary Smith, Melba Rasmussen and Elizabeth Smith, brother - Robert Smith and eight grandchildren. Close family members are pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


Robert Earl “Pete” Oates, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Melba Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m. until service time.

He was born July 13, 1923 to Robert Henry and Beulah (Broadway) Oates. He was a member of Willow Grove Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Beulah Oates, Wife, Francis Christian Oates, 5 Brothers, Cisero, John, Getha, Stuart, and Steve Oates, and 4 Sisters, Janie Agnew, Julia Johnson, Ethel Jowell & Beulah Watson.

He is survived:
3 Sisters:
Iva Hurst of Tyler
Betty Williams of Longview
Bobbie Coffman & husband, Robert of New Caney
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Pallbearers:
John Elms, Gene Hutto, Steve Garrett,
Steve Watson, Bob Williams and Kelly Coffman

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


Marcell Hagler, 87, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born October 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Viking Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Himmel officiating.

Pallbearers will be Colton Hagler, Travis Hagler, Randy Hagler, Gary Hagler, Kevin Hagler and Rick Hagler.

She is survived by:

Husband, Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, Louisiana

Sons:
Gary Hagler & wife Holly of Keithville, Louisiana
Rick Hagler & wife Julie of Karnack
Kevin Hagler & wife Cindy of Elysian Fields

Six Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones
Sons, Eugene Edward Hagler
Brother, Arlon Jones

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


02/12/2010

Janice Raye Hairgrove, 57, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at her home. She was born January 13, 1952 in Center to Billy Wayne "B.W." Hairgrove and Claudia Raye Watson Hairgrove. Janice was a graduate of SFA, with multiple degrees in computer science and health and physical science. At the time of her illness, she was employed by the US Department of Agriculture as a network engineer in national telecommunication services.

Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Russell Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ben Hairgrove, Mark Hairgrove, Stan Watson, John Watson, Tom Hairgrove, Joe Parker and Jackie Mayfield.

She is survived by:
Parents, Billy Wayne "B.W." and Claudia Ray Watson

Brothers: 
Wayne Hairgrove and wife Lou Ann of Gordon
Larry Hairgrove and wife, Geraldine of Fulshear

Nieces and Nephews:
Katie Peterson and husband Jeff of Magnolia
Ben Hairgrove and wife Dana of Arlington
Laura Hairgrove of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mark Hairgrove of San Jose, California

Great Niece and Nephew:
Logan Peterson of Magnolia 
Anna Peterson of Magnolia

Dear Friend, Sarah Hall of Ft. Collins, Colorado

Memorial donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund at SFA, Women's Athletic Department, PO Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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


02/11/2010

Clara L. Griffin, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1917 in Center. Ms. Griffin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Robert Griffin, David Griffin, Jason Griffin, Rusty Griffin, Ray Griffin, and Hardy Meredith.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Richard Griffin & wife Mary Ann of Center
Bobby Griffin & wife Sandy of Lufkin
Jerry Griffin & wife Phyllis of Joaquin
Dannie Griffin of Houston

Grandchildren:
Robert Griffin & wife Melody
David Griffin
Jeri Danese Meredith & husband Hardy
Ray Griffin & wife Keri
Jana Poole & husband David
Jennifer Griffin
Jason Griffin & wife Holly
Rusty Griffin

Eight Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by: 
Husband, Dick Griffin

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


Daniel Wayne Oliver, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Leighton Lloyd officiating.

Born November 05, 1934, in Tenaha, TX, Daniel Wayne Oliver was the son of the late John Wesley and Elva (Forsyth) Oliver. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1952 and was a molder for Midcontinent Steel for 20 years and retired from Southwest Canners in Nacogdoches, TX. He and Margaret Witherspoon were married on June 26, 1966, and she survives him.

Also surviving are daughter Andrea Oliver of Timpson; son Mark Oliver and wife Randee of Mt. Enterprise; son Justin Oliver and wife Rebecca of Timpson; grandchildren: Rebekah Kimzey, Kirsten Kimzey, Aislynn Kimzey, Devin Kimzey, Paul Oliver, Ryan Oliver, Alyssa Oliver, and Gretta Oliver; brother John Oliver and wife Jeanette of Tenaha; sisters Nelda Shillings Brown and husband Eugene of Center, Doris Grace and husband Robert of Onalaska, Ruth Gandy of Conroe, and Winniebeth Oliver of San Augustine; mother-in-law Mary Neill of Timpson; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Goff of Longview.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


02/10/2010

Leland Max Menefee, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at a Dallas hospital. He was born May 9, 1943 in Nacogdoches to Max Menefee & Charlcye Parker Menefee. Mr. Menefee was a former bank director at Gladewater National Bank. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Rev. Steve Packer officiating. Interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park in Gladewater.

Pallbearers will be Edd Long, Christopher Long, Dallas Long, Jason King, Jimmy Woods and Shane Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Pilgrim, Larry Lyons, Mickey Browning, Bob Browning, Bernard Metcalf and Joe Fitts.

He is survived by:

Wife, Peggy Dees Menefee of Mt. Pleasant

Daughters:
Kris Rash & husband Rev. Lamar of Center
Kelly Foehner & husband Rick of Shelbyville

Son, Chad Menefee & wife Claudia of Mt. Pleasant

Mother, Charlcye Menefee of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Daniel Lamar Rash
Katie Rash
Alayna Rash
Krystina Foehner Lout & husband Juston of Center
Blaine Foehner
Cade Foehner
Nashae Menefee Toumey

Brothers:
Joe Menefee & wife Donna of Mt. Pleasant 
Mitch Menefee & wife Shannon of Tenaha

Sister, Melissa Covington & husband James Paul of Nacogdoches

Six Nephews, Six Nieces

Also a number of cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, Max Menefee

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


Clara Ruth Nixon, age 69 of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 8, 2010. She is preceded in death by her mother, Oma Seber; and brothers, J.E. Seber and Albert Lee Seber; and is survived by her father, Archie C. Seber; sons, Michael and Raymond Nixon; daughter, Annette Bigger; brother, Archie C. Seber Jr. and wife Caroline; sister, Lucille Lewis and husband E.R. Lewis Jr.; and 5 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 5 to 8pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

Video Tribute & Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com


02/09/2010

Samantha Jo Frazier, 19, of Center, TX, passed away February 07, 2010, in Center, TX. Funeral services for Ms. Frazier will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. John Richerson and Bro. Travis Lunsford officiating. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX.

Born August 13, 1990, in Henderson, TX, Samantha was the daughter of Ben and Tammy (Beard) Frazier.

Preceded in death by brother Dustin Hollnagel.

Survivors include her son Kayden Carl Haessly; Justin Haessly, fiance and father of Kayden; parents Ben and Tammy Frazier of Timpson; brothers Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass and Thomas Frazier of Douglass; sisters Kelly Frazier of Douglass and Kelsey Frazier of Timpson; grandparents: Sherry Castleberry and husband Lee of Timpson, Carl Lavon and Jean Beard of Houston; great grandmother Pauline Sunday of Carlisle, TX; nieces Chrissy and Hannah Hollnagel and BryLee and Bree Anna Green; nephews Ricky Carrol, Noah Hollnagel, Keith Frazier, C.J. Hollnagel, Colten Frazier, Collan Frazier, and Guy Franzier; special friend Angela Haessy and her children Tre Burns, and Jayden and Jordan Burse.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Fred McLeod, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.

Services will 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Barksdale Air force Honor Guard Team. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 2, 1931 to Lindsey and Verna (Baldree) McLeod. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1950. He is retired from the US Air force as a Senior Master Sgt. He owned and operated Big M Trading Post and he served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years and he loved to Bird Hunt.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lindsey and Verna McLeod and Wife, Reba McLeod.

He is survived by:
Special Friend:
Bettie Rozell of Tyler
Brother:
Glenn McLeod & wife, Betty of Longview
Sisters:
Dorothy Hull of Carthage
Ruth Spradley of Kilgore
Niece “Child”- 
Jean Stevens & husband, Bob of Nacogdoches
Great Niece and Nephew “Grandchildren”:
Bryan Byrd & Shelly Watson of Nacogdoches
Special Great Great Niece:
Sydney 
Special Nephew:
Randy Hughes & Son, Aaron of Center
Nieces and Nephews:
Ronnie Hughes of California 
Gary Hughes
Mitch McLeod & Daughters, Maggie & Molly of Beaumont 
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim & Children, Shon & Katy of Hallsville
Judy Brown of Spring
Joe Hull of Carthage
Kay Thompson of Carthage
Buddy Spradley of Houston
Robbie Spradley of Victoria
Numerous Other Family Members and Friends

Pallbearers:
Mike McLeod, Randy Hughes, Gary Hughes,
Bryan Byrd, Bobbie Collins and Tommy Collins

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


Perry Allen “Papa” Cassell, 59, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born August 20, 1950 in Center to Leon Cassell and Bernice Hitt Cassell. Mr. Cassell was a member of the King's Temple United Pentecostal Church in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hudspeth and Bro. John Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Harbison, Mike Cassell, Clifton Porter, Gene Marshall, David Lout, Chad Adams, Solomon Cassell, Sammy O’Rear and Gabriel Cassell.

He is survived by:

Wife, Penny Porter Cassell of Keithville

Son, James Cassell & wife Bridget of Keithville

Daughter, Melanie Holloway & husband Keith of Keithville

Grandchildren:
Noah Cassell Holloway, Jacob Cassell and Melina Holloway

Brother, David Cassell & wife Beth of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mary Beth Cassell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Leon & Bernice Hitt Cassell
Brother, Walter Cassell
Brother-in-Law, Larry Porter

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


Archie Fedrick Spurlock, 83, of Westminster, CA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital. He was born October 20, 1926 at home near Paxton, Texas to John Thomas Spurlock and Myrtle Robertson Spurlock. He was raised in Shelby County, TX. He served in the US Navy February, 1945 to July, 1969) for 24 years and was on active duty during WWII, Korea, and the Viet Nam conflicts.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Advantage Memorial Home at 627 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 for his family and friends in California. Final interment and a graveside service will be held at Ramah Cemetery in Shelby County, TX on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

He is survived by:

His wife of 44 years,
Alyce Jean (Dittmer) Spurlock of Westminster, CA

His children:
Son, Kevin Spurlock
Daughter, Tamara Aden & husband Todd
Son, Kirk Spurlock & wife, Sonya
Son, Patrick Spurlock & wife, Debbie

His grandchildren
Jason Aden, Lauren Aden, Allison Spurlock, Emily Spurlock, Jarrett Spurlock, Mason Spurlock

His brother, Burk Spurlock & wife, Rachel

Archie was preceded in death:
Siblings: Brother, Doyle Spurlock and Sister, Marilyn Kimbrell

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


02/08/2010

Lla Faye Hawks, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2010 in Spring, Texas.
Her family was by her side as she made her peaceful entry into Heaven.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Scott Jones and Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She is survived by her son Michael Allen McDonald and wife of Patsy of Spring, Texas; four step-daughters, Amy Burgess and Haskell of Shreveport,LA; Sharon Engelhard and husband Earl of Davidsonville, MD; Charlene Laxton and husband Jim of Lake Jackson, Texas; Susan Lindaood and husband Steve of Clear Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Brent McDonald and wife Paige, Misti Jones, Cheryl Laxton, Lauren Laxton, Darren Lindamood, Shannon Lindamood, Amy Ann Brassieur and husband Ray, Alison Burgess, John Burgess and wife Barbara; great grandchildren, Larndon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Madison Jones, Stephanie Brassieur, and CeCe Burgess; sister, Jennie Sarver of Orange, Texas; brothers, Bob Crump of Timpson, Texas and Bill Crump of Hallsville, Texas.

Faye is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Minnie Crump; husband, Allen Burton McDonald and CharleHawk; son, Patrick McDonald; brother, Bud Crump; sisters, Winnie Mae Perkins, Maudell Brittain and Tenney Green; grandson, Justin Jones.

Faye was born on July 8, 1919 to Joseph and Minnie Crump. She was born at home on the family farm in the small Silas community. Faye worked in the shipyards during WWII and learned to become a welder to earn an income. She married a fellow welder, Allen Burton McDonald, and they had two sons together. There was no better example of a wife and mother Faye. Later in life, she married Charles Hawks. She embraced his children as if they were hers and loved them with a mother's love.

Cooking and sewing were two of her favorite hobbies, and she did them both exceptionally well, and she loved to do them for family and friends alike. Faye was also a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Orange, Texas. The Braille ministry was one of the ministries that she was involved in for many years.

Lla Faye Hawks was a compassionate woman who had a gentle and graceful spirit about her. She leaves a wonderful legacy of family behind her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but Heaven has just received a wonderful new addition.

Donations in honor of Faye Hawks may be made to Lighthouse Hospice. Lighthouse Hospice, 14011 Park Dr., Step. 201 Tomball, Texas 77377.


02/06/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Taylor Ross, age 68, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Central Baptist Church in Carthage with Dr. William Everett and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Fenton Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, TX. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. After a courageous battle with leukemia, Taylor passed away on Friday night, Feb. 5, 2010, at the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Taylor Ross was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Center, TX to Fisher O’Brien and Clyda Mae Taylor Ross. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1960, and attended Panola College. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He married Janette Twink Sitton on Nov. 28, 1974, in Center. Taylor worked for AT&T as a systems technician for over 40 years, retiring in 2009. He loved music, travel, photography, his church, and his family, especially his grandchildren. In 1984, he moved to Carthage from Longview and was an active and faithful member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Co-Ed Sunday School Class. Taylor was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Fisher Ross.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Twink Sitton Ross of Carthage; his mother, Ned Ross of Jacksonville; one daughter, Susannah Caroline Ross Romero and husband Joseph Waymon of Carthage; two grandchildren, Joseph Taylor Romero and Madison Caroline Romero both of Carthage; one brother, James Thomas Ross of Dallas; one sister, Cynthia Ross Vermie and husband John of Dallas; four nieces; and one great-niece. Numerous other relatives and many friends also survive Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Wade Arnold Fox, Vance E. Hancock, Jerry Tilton Hanszen, Dr. J. David Holcomb, C.G. Javellana, Robert Dawson Sitton, and John Randall Taylor.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jason Ashford Holcomb, Trace David Holcomb, Keri Lane McKinney, Joseph Taylor Romero, Joseph Waymon Romero, Madison Caroline Romero, James Thomas Ross, Kelly Taylor Simmons, Joseph Henry Sitton, John Brandon Taylor, John Justin Taylor, and the Deacons of Central Baptist Church.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Missions, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


02/05/2010

Patricia Cantrell, 67, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, February 05, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

No services are planned at this time. Her wishes were to be cremated.

She was born March 7, 1942 to Charles Leonard and Wanda Louise (Walker) Hackler. She was a Prison Guard for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Wanda Hackler.

She is survived by:
Son:
Derrick Cantrell & wife, Cyndie of Nacogdoches
Son:
Robert Babic & wife, Dee Dee of Temple
Daughter:
Lisa Fisher & husband, Lee of Temple
5 Grandchildren:
Kourtney & Jamyz Cantrell
Ashley, Brandon & Chloe

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


Funeral services for Dora Lynn Boyd, 45, of Mount Enterprise, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise with Rev Darrel Owens and Jordan Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Heights Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

Miss Boyd died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at ETMC Henderson. She was born Dec. 15, 1964, in Pasadena, Texas and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a sheriff's assistant secretary with the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department. She was a Sunday School teacher.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise.

She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Clayton and Dora Baker and Alvin and Julia Boyd; uncles, Lynn Baker and Charlie Baker.

Survivors include: parents, James "Buzzy" Boyd and wife Mary of Mount Enterprise; brothers, James Alvin Boyd of Danville, KY. and Randy Boyd and wife Amber of Mount Enterprise; sister, Tammy Sallee and husband Bobby of Mount Enterprise; nephews and nieces, Steven Sallee, Channing Rogers, Trevor Sallee, Macie Boyd, Jesse Boyd, Brooklyn Boyd, Cody Boyd and Jacob Boyd; great-nephew, Josiah Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Ricki Keeling, Kyle Keeling, R.D. Whitner, Johnny Penney, Marty Grounds and Johnny Fryman.

If desired, memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 202 West 1st and Gregg St., Mount Enterprise, TX 75681.


Guadalupe Saenz Rodriguez, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday February 4, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Lee Saenz officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 28, 1940 to Eduardo and Guadalupe (Herrera) Saenz. She was a member of Centro De Vida Cristiana.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eduardo and Guadalupe Saenz, Sister, Delia Saenz Martinez and Sister, Dora Mejorado.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Arnulfo Rodriguez of Joaquin
Brothers:
Edward Saenz & wife, Rosa of Raymondville
Enrique Saenz & wife, Janie of Raymondville
Barney Saenz & wife, Ruby of Tyler
Art Saenz & wife, Diane of Sebastian
Ernesto Saenz & wife, Becky of Raymondville
Sisters:
Janie Saenz of Florida
Mercedes Tristan & husband, Fernando Jr. of Nacogdoches
Local Nephews & Nieces:
Lee Saenz & wife, Tracy of Center
Christina Hudspeth & husband, Yancy of Center
Annette Saenz Montemayor & husband, Aaron of Martinsville
Priscilla Saenz Smith & husband, Mike of Lufkin
Frank Ortega of Florida
Marlinda Saenz Lowes of Colorado

Pallbearers:
Vicente Saenz, Fernando Tristan, Frank Ortega, Ricky Saenz, Jr.,
Austin Saenz and Quincy Hudspeth

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


02/03/2010

Graveside service for Jack A. Clark, 63, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday,
February 06, 2010, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX. Mr. Clark passed away 
February 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born June 30, 1946, in Shreveport, LA, Jack A. Clark was the son of the late Oris and Lois 
(Agnew) Clark. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1964 and attended Panola College
and Stephen F. Austin State University. While attending SFASU, he met and married Betty Clifton
on June 6, 1968. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters’ Union.

Survivors include his daughter Wendy Cook and husband Neil of Austin, TX; grandson Collin Cook
of Austin; sister Patsy Ruth Clark of Center, TX; aunt Lois Ross of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Clifton Clark, brother Jerry Clark, and sister Gwyneth Clark.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, February 05, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. 

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served
by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


Funeral for Lamerle Whitehead, 85, of Timpson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with the Rev. Mike Fodge and the Rev. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Whitehead died Jan. 30, 2010, in Corbin, Ky. She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Shelby County. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison


02/01/2010

Noon on Friday, January 30, 2010, James Henry Taylor, passed away from life on Earth at age 102. James Henry Taylor was born September 12, 1907, in Pelican, Louisiana to John Henry and Amanda Martin Taylor. He attended school in Oak Grove, Louisiana and after graduation was an instructor in the Air Force. He was a barber for over 30 years and was interested in all sports. He was an avid fisherman of fish as well as men as a Christian witness serving as a Gideon in jail ministry, church deacon, and men’s Sunday School class teacher for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Clarice Helen Bowden Taylor, in May of 1998, an infant daughter Wanda Faye, and a son Jimmy Demar Taylor.

He is survived by son and wife Calvin and Barbara Taylor of Shelbyville, Texas, granddaughter Carrie Amanda Taylor of Milo, Iowa, and grandson and wife Brian and Angel Taylor and great-granddaughter Avery Grace Taylor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For the past three years, James was a resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center, Texas where he has been known by many as he rode around in a red wheel chair. Even before he was a resident; he visited frequently because he said “those old people needed someone to talk to.” He had a great sense of humor and a vitality for life. As a friend at Pine Grove expressed “he will not soon be forgotten.” 

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 4 to 8pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral Services for James Henry Taylor will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 10:00am at the Mt.Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, Louisiana with Rev. Dennis LaFleur and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be deacons and members of the Mt. Olivet men’s Sunday School class.



 

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01/31/10

M.C. “Joe” Snider, 81, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father Jose Luis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will immediately follow in the Chapel.

He was born August 6, 1928 to M.T. and Ophelia (Vaughn) Snider in Huxley. He served our country as a Sergeant First Class in the army from 1948 to 1959 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for RCA Corporation along with NASA for many years, traveling and living in various places such as Alaska, Italy, Germany and Virginia. He and his family returned to Texas in 1977 where he worked at Olds Supermart. After “retiring”, he began working at Wal-Mart in Center where he enjoyed seeing and visiting many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia “Pat” Snider, Parents, M.T. and Ophelia Snider, Sister, Bernice Snider, Brother, Eugene Snider and Son-in-law, Richard Freeman of Raleigh, NC.

He is survived by:
Children:
Therese Snider Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Beth Stroope & husband, Ray of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan & husband, John of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell & husband, Jeff of Center
Melissa Jernigan & husband, James of Shelbyville
Sisters:
Lousie Mitchell and Novie Williamson of Orange
Sister-in-law:
Mary McCollum of Center
Grandchildren:
Colby Freeman & wife, Amy of Raleigh, NC
Nicole Finley & husband, Scott of Raleigh, NC
Adam, Trey & Jacob Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Callie Jamison & husband, Lance of Shelbyville
Russell Stroope & wife, Chaney of Carthage
Taylor & Morgan Jernigan of Huxley
Michelle & Justin Bridwell of Center
Jessica Hopkins & husband, Tim of Center
Hannah Jernigan and fiancé Cory Collins, and Michael Jernigan of Shelbyville
Great Grandchildren:
Jackson, William & Charlotte Freeman, Blake Finley, Bradley Jamison, Isabell Stroope, Jayda & Riley Hopkins 
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell, James Jernigan, Russell Stroope, Michael Jernigan, Justin Bridwell, Tim Hopkins and Lance Jamison
Honorary Pallbearers:
Cory Collins, Colton Bragg and Luc Allen

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


Gertie Amburn Leach, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 21, 1934 to Rube and Lena (Crawford) Amburn. She worked as a USDA Poultry Inspector for 40 years and she was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rube and Lena Amburn, Husband, Ferrell Leach, 5 Brothers, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn, Doug Amburn and David Amburn, 4 Brothers-in-law, Dick Leach, Sid Leach, Bear Leach and Shot Leach, and Sister-in-law, Ann Warren.


She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Rita Tate & husband, Travis of Timpson
Ginger Borders & husband, Brian of Center

Grandchildren:
Amanda Kirby & husband, Kris of Center
Benjamin Odom & wife, Happy of Timpson
Luke Odom of Houston
Bria & Nolan Borders of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Madison Grace Kirby, Slade Kirby
Corben Odom and Hannah Odom

Brothers & Sisters:
Pat Hardy & husband Ray of San Augustine
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Tommy Amburn & wife, Shirley of Center
Maxie Chumley & husband, Keith of San Augustine
Billy Amburn & wife, Barbara of Center
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Kenneth & Lavelle Watlington of Center
Thelma Leach of San Augustine 

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Family Member: Crystal Nash 

Pallbearers: Keith Amburn, Les Amburn, Tommy Lee Amburn, Michael Ferrell Amburn, Andy Amburn, Jack Amburn, Billy Vonne Waller, Rodney Waller and Sheldon Hardy

Honorary Pallbearers: Kenneth Leach, Dennis Amburn, Wayne Amburn, Rick Amburn, Jerry Amburn, Robert Amburn, Kelly Amburn, Raymond Amburn, Tim Hardy and Lucas Robbins

In Lieu Family Requests donations be made to Neuville Baptist Church

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Hugh Smith, 79 of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond A. Boulter, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday February 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 11, 1930 to Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Texas. He was a chemist for Armco in Houston for 30 years. He served in the US Navy for 4 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Centerville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith.

He survived by:
Wife:
Jane Smith of Center
Son:
Gerald Smith & wife, Veronica of Katy
Daughter:
Sandy Flinn & husband, Jeff of Houston
2 StepSons:
Allen Hogan & wife Debra of Center
Jeff Hogan & wife Kassie of Centerville
Grandchildren:
Brandon Smith of San Marcus
Breanna Smith of Katy
Jason Machos of Houston
Stefanie Berry of San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Youngblood & husband Phillip of Center
Megan Mince & husband, Brandon of Center
Brittney Hogan of Center
Kelly Weiler & husband Justin of Centerville
Samantha Bailey & husband Brad of Centerville
Great Grandchildren:
Ryleigh Berry, Claire Berry 
Ryleigh Youngblood and Whitley Youngblood
Trenton Hogan Weiler
Brother:
John Smith & wife Kim of Marquez
Sister: 
Yvonne Raegan & husband, Erwin of Marquez

Pallbearers:
Phillip Youngblood, Brandon Smith, KC Campbell, Brandon Mince, Jason Machos and Charles Hadley

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


Raymond Baylor, 81 of Center formerly of La Grange, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be under the direction of Koenig-Strickland of La Grange, Texas.

Local survivors include:
Wife:
Loretta Baylor of Center


01/30/10

Funeral services for Bobbie Lynn (Neill) Carlton, 57, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM,
Monday, February 1, 2010, at Stockman Community Church, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Cliff 
Hughes and Rev. James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.
Ms. Carlton passed away January 27, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 20, 1953, in Center, TX, Bobbie Lynn Carlton was the daughter of the late James Ray “Goat” Neill and Leoma (Powers) Neill. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and was the 
owner of Lil Goat’s One Stop store in the Stockman Community of Shelby County. She was also a 
member of ABBA.

Survivors include son Richard Hattaway of Timpson; mother Leoma Neill of Timpson; brother 
Jimmy Hopkins and wife Pam of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bobbie was
preceded in death by her father James Ray “Goat” Neill.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey
condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75957. 


Joy Hribal, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. L.D. Eddins officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 21, 1930 to James Roscoe and Evie Lee (Dean) McSwain. She worked as real estate broker and worked for American Can Co. in Houston & Kansas City, Missouri and she was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Evie McSwain, Husband, Chester “Chet” Hribal, Daughter, Sherry Luman Schump, Brother, James Lee McSwain, Sister, Marye Helon Danley and Brother-in-law, Eugene Danely.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Jamey Dean Hribal & wife, Sonya of Tyler
Chet Hribal, Jr. & wife, Sheri of Center
Step-Daughter:
Kay Wilkinson of Dallas
Grandchildren:
Shana LeeAnn Bay, Cristian Leslie Green
Jamie Leach, Christopher, Dylan & Joy Hribal
Sarah & Darian Hribal 
Edward Wilkinson & Beverly Dow
Great Grandchildren:
Braylon Hribal 
Numerous other Step Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.C. McSwain & wife, Venorah of Center
Sister-in-law:
Mildred McSwain of Center

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


01/29/10

Mrs. Jessie Logan, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. from 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 2, 1951 to Jacob and Frances (Hurst) Lavigne.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Frances Lavigne and Son, Damon Tucker.

She is survived by:
Father & Stepmother:
Jake & Sarah Lavigne of the James Community
Husband:
Mike Logan of Joaquin
Daughter:
Kimberly Tucker of Hallettsville
Son:
Dean Tucker of Joaquin
3 Grandchildren:
Jacobs Cruse 
Jessica Tucker 
Tiara Williams
Sister:
Rose Mary Davis of Center
Brother:
Jay Lavigne of Shreveport
Sister:
Connie Lavigne of the James Community
Brother:
Jason Scott Lavigne of Belguim 
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Lewis Henry Bussey, Jr, 54 of Timpson, departed this life on January 21, 2010 at the East Texas Medical center in Tyler, Texas. Lewis was born September 15, 1955 in Center, Texas to the parentage of Lewis and Mavet Bussey. He joined the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was employed in the Paint and Body business for many years.

Services were held Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Minister Cassandra Bering officiating, Minister James Mosley as Master of Ceremony, and Rev. Vertis Norman, Pastor. Interment was a Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He was preceeded in death by his mother and father and childre, Ranada, Lanetria, Alexander, Lakeitha, and Jasmine.

He leaves to mourn; 
his children, Lewis Bussey of Oklahoma, Stephan Yarbrough, JaCory Bussey, Carmen Bussey, Antonio Yarbrough, Brittany Bussey, Jacob Bussey, Christopher Bussey, Allen Bussey all of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lashonna Caraway, Derrick Rhodes, Johnathan Bussey, Marquise Bussey, JaKelvin Bussey all of Timpson, Texas and Monica Bell of Garrison, Texas;
one sister, Melba Tomacen of Malakoff, Texas;

one niece, Ticara Buckner of Tyler, Texas;
twenty-six grandchildren;
a special friend, Stephanie Adams;
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Mattie Zelma Bearden, daughter of the late Virgil and Ida (Crawford) Ramsey, was born on November 11, 1916 in Panola County, Texas and passed away on January 26, 2010 at her residence in Springfield, Missouri following a short illness. She was 93 years of age.

Zelma grew up in the Timpson, Texas area and attended school in Carlisle, Texas. She was united in marriage to Marvin James Bearden on March 10, 1932 in Bethany, Louisiana. One son was born to this union. They made their home in Texas for many years and moved to the Mtn. Grove, Missouri area late in the year 2000 to be near their son, Ramsey and his family. Mr. Bearden passed away on April 29, 2001.

Zelma moved to Springfield, Missouri following the passing of her son, Ramsey, who passed away on May 1, 2004.

In her spare time, Zelma enjoyed bird watching, painting, doing genealogy, and collecting knick- knacks. She liked all kinds of animals and she also loved to travel. She was a friend to all and enjoyed living life to its fullest.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and visiting with those around her.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending as long as her health permitted.

Besides her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Lamar Ramsey and Allen Ramsey; and by a sister-in-law: Lilla Frances Ramsey.

She is survived by two grandchildren: Brad Bearden and his wife, Brittany, of Neosho, Missouri, and Ms. Amy M. Bearden of Springfield, Missouri; two great-grandchildren: Spencer Bearden and Ainsley Bearden; one brother: Clifford A. Ramsey of Abilene, Texas; a sister-in-law: Mabel Ramsey of Tyler, Texas; and other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.

Online Condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com

Funeral services for Mattie Zelma Bearden were held on Friday, January 29, 2:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Ray Bradley, accompanied by Rhonda Hurtt, sang “In The Garden,” and “Rock Of Ages.” Pallbearers were Terry Ramsey, Steve Ramsey, Jerry Conner, Andy Kjellberg, Brad Bearden and Paul Ramsey. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

The family requests that donations/contributions be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus c/o the funeral home.


Bessie Mae Wiggins, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Victoria. She was born October 16, 1926 in Shelby County to George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn. Ms. Wiggins was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Wiggins, Bennie Cunningham, Darren Wiggins, Clint Wiggins, Paul Wiggins, Jessie Wiggins, and Brandon Cunningham.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Dorthy Mae Cunningham & husband Bill of Victoria

Son, James E. Wiggins & wife Jeannine of Center

Five Grandchildren

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Minnie Myers of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn
Husband, Everett Wiggins
Daughter, Billie Sue Wiggins
Five Brothers, One Sister

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


David Carl, 65 of Center, passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2010 in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral Services for Mr. David Carl will be Saturday January 30, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Lone Star Baptist Church Center, TX. Mr. Carl was born June 23, 1944 to Mr. Wallace Albert (Deceased) and Mrs. Ethel Carl.

He is Survived by his Mother, Ethel Carl of Center, TX, One Son, Michael Carl of Lenexa, KS, One Daughter Jean Carl of Shawnee, KS, Brothers: Philip Carl (Patty) Lenexa, KS, Daniel Carl (Patsy) of Center, TX. Sister Carla Noble (Larry) of Freeport, TX, Caryn Fenton (Johnny) Freeport, TX, Nancy Harcrow of Center, TX.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX.


George Raymond “Jake” Bowden, age 81, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010. He was born in Tenaha, Texas on October 25, 1928 to Willie Eugene and Mabel Cornella Bowden who preceded him in death along with his wife, Dub Hair-Bowden; and brothers, King Bowden and Jimmy Bowden. He served our country from 1945 to 1949 in the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his daughters, Lea Goodrum, Gayle Lee, Deborah Connors; son, Terry Bowden; brother, James Bowden; grandchildren, Heather, Brandy, Wendy, Katy, Amanda, Jake, Coty; great-grandchildren, Maison, Tate, Hailey, Parks, Cason, River, Kember, Graham, Justice, and Scout; his special friends, Vonda, Josh and Ada and the ladies at Ada’s house; numerous nieces, nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends beyond measure.

Please join us for visitation being held Saturday, January 30, 2010, 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Temporary Bldg., 103 E. Crockett, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Preston Bostwick will preside over funeral services being held Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas, with interment immediately following at Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery.


Rigo Pina, 29, of Center, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010 in Rusk County. He was born January 6, 1981 in Nacogdoches to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Pepe Pina, Derrick Pina, Michael Harvey, Ricky Pina and Keith P. Simms.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr.
Pepe Pina of Tyler
Derrick Pina of Center

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Corrigan
Jennie Pina of Lufkin
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville

Father, Raul Pina of Louisiana

Special Nephew, Keith P. Simms of Jacksonsville

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Aunts:
Martha Simms of Center
Amelia Short of Tampa, Florida

Cousins:
Michael Harvey of Center
Christopher Harvey of Amarillo
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvey of Nacogdoches
Maria Folsom of Jasper
Jose Pina, Jr. of Tampa, FL
Ramon Pina of Tampa, FL
Sara Pina of Tampa, FL

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Grandmothers, Esther Lee Simms and Maria Pina
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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


Albert Earl Rushing, 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 21, 1944 in San Augustine to Albert Rushing and Dura Mae Wheeler. Mr. Rushing served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war were he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He later served in the national guard for a number of years. Mr. Rushing was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sandy Little officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Parents, Albert & Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing of Center

Wife, Maria Abbitt of Center

Daughters:
Tammy Hagler & husband Randy of Center
Michelle Whinery & husband Coy of Lufkin

Sons:
Curtis Albert Rushing & wife Tia of Arkansas
Michael Dale Schulz & wife April of Houston
Jonathon Albert Ray Rushing of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Ashley Parker, Alysse Hagler, Keith Michael, Albert Schulz, Christian Rushing, Tanner Rushing, Westin Gibson Rushing, Matesha McDaniel, Melinda Farmer, William Jacob Campbell, Mary Whinery, Shyla Whinery

Great Grandchildren:
Dylan Parker, Lane Parker, Shon Parker

Brothers:
Bill Hugh William Rushing & wife JoAnn of Center
Nicky Leon Rushing & wife Donna of Hardin

Sisters:
Sue Francine Gardner & husband Don of Center
Norma Jean Runnels of Center
Anita Jackson & husband Larry of Center
Sherry Lynn Parks & husband Charles of Center

Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.E. & Frances Valley Wheeler

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


01/27/10

Leslie Lorenzo Driver 43, of Center, TX, passed away January 23, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held Saturday January 30, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Sid Roberts Funeral Home. 

Mr. Driver was born October 17, 1966 to The late Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Irene Driver. He was the sixth of eight children. He received his formal education in the Nacogdoches Independent School District, where he was an active member of the football and baseball team. He was employed by Tyson Foods Inc. where he worked as a truck driver. 

Mr. Driver is survived by his mother, Irene Driver of Nacogdoches, TX, 4 Children, 2 Grandchildren, 7 siblings, 8 nephews and 9 nieces.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX


01/26/10

Deloris Hughes, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1933 in Shelby County to Willis Livingston and Lois Ford Livingston. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, Ryan Chandler, Zach Warr, Bo Chandler, Maxie Eaves and Tom Kimbro.

She is survived by:

Husband, Kenneth Hughes of Center

Grandsons:
Terry Gene Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Troy Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittanay, Brittney, Austin, Tyler, Taylor & Gracie

Sister, Anna Rose Cox of Orange

Brothers:
DeLoyd Livingston & wife Joy of Center
Michael Livingston of Port Neches

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Tonja Hughes Folsom

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


Mrs. Tommie G. Melton, age 92 of Center (formerly of the Lone Cedar Community) passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams & Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.

She was born May 14, 1917 in Panola County to parents, Thomas J. & Georgia B. (Gunter) Huff. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas & Georgia Huff, 4 Sisters, Gertie Hancock, Julia Hancock, Katie Mae Huff and Janie Wagstaff.

She is survived by:
Husband of 75 years:
Rev. Luster Melton of Center
2 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center
Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steven of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing & husband, Nicky of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Fiancé, Shelli Thompson of Minden, LA and Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife Melanie
Alan Farmer 
Ryan Melton & Fiancé, Joyce Preston
Kyle Melton
Andrew Rushing
Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer
Sister:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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


01/25/10

David Ray Thompson, 57, of Tenaha passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Ms. Melba Rogers officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 6, 1953 in Shelby County to Fermon Robert and Maggie Lucille (Grogan) Thompson. He worked for the City of Center at the Pinkston Water Plant and he also worked for the City of Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Fermon & Lucille Thompson and Sister, Marjorie Sanders.

He is survived by:
Sister: 
Robbie Lou Owens & husband, Laney of Nacogdoches
Sister:
Carolyn Sue Britt & husband, Dennis Killy of Arlington
Brother:
Robert Alvie Thompson of Arlington
Nieces & Nephews:
Cynthia Mathis & husband, James of Tenaha
Tim Sanders & wife, Angie of Tenaha
Lana Matthews & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Lisa Schroeder & husband, Greg of Nacogdoches
Step- Children:
Amanda Treat & husband, David
Candice Hennigan & husband, Anthony
Pallbearers:
George Stevens, Olan Stevens, Elbert Ray Thompson, Jr., 
Jason Matthews, Greg Schroeder, Tim Sanders, 
James Mathis and Rod McClure

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


Mrs. Pat Sims, 76, of Beckville, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sims died Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Sims was born October 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas to the marriage of Harry and Helen Ross Sanders. Pat graduated from Leverette’s Chapel High School with the class of 1950. She met M.R. “Doc” Sims and was married December 22, 1950 celebrating 59 years of marriage. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker who loved playing the piano, shopping and enjoyed helping others. She was a longtime member of the Northside Christian Center. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helen.

Survivors Include: 
Loving Husband: M.R. “Doc” Sims of Beckville
Son: Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove
Daughter: Karen Norman and husband David of Garrison
Special Niece: Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

The Body will lie in state at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Northside Christian Center
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Northside Christian Center 
Family request donation be made to Northside Christian Center.


Billy Gene Ramey, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview. He was born June 28, 1931 in Tenaha to Jessie Anderson Ramey and Minnie Ola Hert Ramey. Mr. Ramey was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Old Center Hunting Club.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Jessie Ramey of Longview

Granddaughter, Stephanie Ramey Peters & husband Zachary of Longview

Grandsons:
David Ramey & wife Emily of Longview
Michael Ramey of Florida
Mark Borawski of Longview
Cody Smith of Longview

Three Great Granddaughters, One Great Grandson

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 55 years, Estell Ramey

Memorials can be made in Mr. Ramey’s name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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


Gilbert Dale Richardson, age 72 of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at his home in Carthage.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gilbert Dale Richardson will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves, TX with Father Don Golasinski officiating. Entombment will follow with military honors in Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

Gilbert Dale Richardson was born on Sept. 6, 1937, in Port Arthur to Carroll Able and Isabelle Picou Richardson. Gilbert graduated from Port Neches High School with the class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. Gilbert married Patricia Roberts on Oct. 11, 1958, in Groves. He enjoyed traveling with dulcimer friends, hunting, photography, and cooking. Gilbert worked as a machinist for the Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Groves. He moved to Carthage in 2003, and was a member of the St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marion Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat Richardson of Carthage; three children, Dean Richardson of Mont Belvieu, Cindy Stone and husband Mark of Joaquin, and Jeff Richardson of Richardson; four grandchildren, Natalie Eagleson, Valerie Cormier, Nathan Stone, and Erin Stone; one great-grandson, Tyler Cormier; three brothers, Roland Richardson and wife Genny, Bill Richardson and wife Barbara, Carlos Richardson and wife Linda; one sister, Llewellyn McBride and husband Lindy; sisters-in-law, Sue Russell and Becky Gaspard; and brother-in-law, Tommy Roberts.

Serving as pallbearers are Carey Richardson, Michael McBride, James Andrews, III, Tommy Roberts, Craig Provost, Nathan Stone, Chris Eagleson, and Al Parsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Gerald Hampton, Tom Buchanan, Calvin Williams, and Clay Pinnick.

If desired, memorials may be made to St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church, Building Fund, 4088 NW Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


01/21/10

J. T. Johnson, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1924 in Shelby County to E.C. Johnson and Tennie Windham Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of North Jericho Baptist Church and he served in the US Army from 1945 – 1946.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vance Ethridge, Dustin Moore, Joe Chisenhall, Tony Olivas, John Chisenhall, Jarrod Johnson, Seth Mora, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Sides. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Olivas, Charlie Moore, John Smith, Eric Partlow, Timothy Windham, Anthony Barton and Dillon Hendricks.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Jerry Johnson & wife Linda of Logansport
Johnny Johnson & wife NaDonna of Huxley
Ricky Johnson & wife Laurie of Timpson

Daughters:
Peggy Moore of Center
Kathy Mora & husband Jerry of Center
Sue Chisenhall & husband Eddie of Center

Brothers:
Travis Johnson & wife Geraldine of Center
Edward Johnson of San Augustine

A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren

Numerous nieces , nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.C. & Tennis Johnson
Wife, Nora Finklea Johnson
Son, Jackie Lee Johnson
Grandsons, Michael Ethridge & Ruben Olivas
Granddaughters, Christy Olivas & Misty Olivas
Sister-in-Law, Betty Sue Johnson

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


Betty Jane Wiebold, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at her home. She was born July 4, 1927 in Beaumont to Claude Ransonette and Margaret McCarver Ransonette. Ms. Wiebold attended Ramah Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Wiebold’s grandsons; Andrew King, Aaron King, Johnny Wiebold, Jason Andrus, Travis Wiebold, Darrin Andrus, Jak Wiebold, Jeff McMath and William Weeks.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Lynda Andrus of Houston
Cheryl King & husband Aubrey of Tenaha
Tonya Montoya & husband Edward of Wiley

Sons:
William “Bill” Wiebold, Jr. & wife Sarah of Bellville
Gary “Beaux” Wiebold of Tenaha
Kirk Wiebold & wife Melinda of Nacogdoches
Bryon Wiebold & wife Misty of McKinney

Twelve Grandchildren

Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bonnie Finley of Hemphill
Rhona Rogas of Burkeville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Margaret & Claude Ransonette
Husband, Bro. William “Bill” Wiebold
Brother, Bobby Ransonette
Sister, Jo Williams

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


01/16/10

Funeral services for Donald Gene Hudman, 58, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Elmer
Mathews and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Hudman passed away January 15, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born November 6, 1951, in Nacogdoches, TX, Donald Gene Hudman was the son of Gene and
Eloise (Mills) Hudman. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1970 and was a self-employed
truck driver.

Survivors include 2 sons: Philip Hudman and Adam Hudman of Nacogdoches, TX; 4 daughters:
Jennifer Hudman of Nacogdoches, Heather Hudman of Nacogdoches, Brittany Hudman of Center,
and Kaela Hudman of Center; parents Gene and Eloise Hudman of Timpson; 2 sisters: Marianne
Hancock and husband Huey of Garrison and Melanie Rader and husband Jim of Timpson; and 
numerous other relatives and friends. Donald Hudman was preceded in death by grandparents
Wilson and Effie Mills and Ernest and Ethel Hudman.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 17, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1937 CR 4653, Timpson, TX 75975.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Tx 75975.


01/15/10

William Morton, 67, of Huxley formerly of Baytown, passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born May 11, 1941 in Kennewick, Washington to Earl and Lucille (Jensen) Morton. He worked as a chemical operator for Lubrizol Corp. for 30 years and he served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Earl and Lucille Morton, Grandson, Joshua Roberts and Son, Charles “Chuck” Roberts.

He is survived by:
Wife: Bell Morton of Huxley
3 Daughters:
Donnis Morton of Baytown 
Laura Morton of Baytown 
Paige Morton of San Antonio
Grandchildren:
Cristin and J.W. Lightbody 
Brother:
Carl Bullock of Pierce, Idaho

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


01/13/10

Shorty Webster, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport. He was born November 25, 1927 in Joaquin to Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster. Mr. Webster was a member of the James Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Josh Webster, Joel Webster, Justin Webster, Evan Jones, Davis Kline and Craig Andrews.

He is survived by:

Wife, Beaula Fay Webster of Center

Daughter, Susan Webster Jones of Mauriceville

Sons:
J. Ben Webster & wife Cynthia of Joaquin
Jeff Webster & wife Leisa of Center

Grandchildren:
Crystal Wadyal, M.D.
Evan Jones
Rachel LeJeune
Josh Webster
Holly Groeling
Joel Webster
Audrey Andrews
Davis Kline
Julia Kline

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Peggy Kennedy & husband Keith of Center

Brother, Russell Webster & wife Pearlie of Pasadena

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster 
Sister, Nell Logan

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


01/12/10

Hazel Childs, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1919 in Nacogdoches to Henry Ellis and Vida Buckner Ellis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Rev. Fred Childs officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Bill Childs of Center
Bob Childs of Jefferson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Jean Bailey of Center

Grandchildren:
Jim Childs, John Childs, Joe Hughes, David Hughes, Jack Bailey, Starla Childs, Kevin Childs, and Russell Akred

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, L.L. Childs
Grandsons, Jeff Childs and Morgan Bailey

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


John Edwin Scogin, 86, of Katy, TX, passed away January 06, 2010, in Katy, TX. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating.

Born October 12, 1923, in Shreveport, LA, John Edwin Scogin was the son of the late M. K. Scogin and Venie (Webb) Scogin. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and had owned his own company which had shoe stores in Florida. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include daughters Lisa McCarty and husband Daniel E., Jr., of Katy, TX, and Linda McCall and husband Jim of Edmond, OK; 4 grandhchildren: Daniel E. McCarty, III, Hannah McCarty, Preston McCall, and Wesley McCall.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


01/07/10

Peggy Hayes, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 30, 1937 to James and Mary (Byers) Cole.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Mary Cole and Husband, Fairish J. Hayes, Jr.

She is survived by:
Son:
J. Howard Hayes & wife Joan of Center
Daughter:
Deborah J. Brittain & husband Charlie of Center
Son:
Jimmy Hayes & wife Dawn of Copperas Cove
Grandchildren:
Michele Askew & husband Keith of Center
Zane Hayes & wife Shellie of League City 
Cassie Hayes of Houston
Patrick Brittain of Center
Nathan Brittain of Center
Necole Blair & husband Phillip of Center
Joshua Hayes of Paducah, Kentucky 
Rebecca Hayes of San Antonio
Cody Hayes of Copperas Cove
Cory Hayes & wife Kelli of Ft. Hood
Brittanny Hayes of San Antonio
4 Great Grandchildren:
Bryce Hayes, Peyton Askew
Christian Bailey Hayes and Kylie Renee Hayes
Brother:
Ronnie Cole of DeQueen, Arkansas
Sister:
Donna Childress & husband Glenn of Bleavins, Arkansas
Pallbearers:
Keith Askew, Zane Hayes, Patrick Brittain, Nathan Brittain
Phillip Blair, Cody Hayes, Cory Hayes and Josh Hayes

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


01/06/10

Bobby Williams, 49, of East Hamilton Community and Lufkin, Texas passed away Thursday night at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.

Services will be Saturday 2 PM at Good Will Missionary Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas with interment at Brutonfield Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. M.E. Lyons I

Mr. Williams is survived by wife, Loralee Williams of Lufkin, Son, Bryan Williams of Lufkin, Daughter, Tiffany Williams of Lufkin, 5 Grandchildren, Sisters, Nancy (Lonnie) Lane of San Augustine and Margie Kibble of Lufkin. Brothers, James Williams and Calvin (Jewel) Williams both of Shelbyville.

Arrange by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


01/06/10

Mrs. Mozelle Fletcher, 89, of Timpson passed away Monday morning at a Houston hospital.

Visitation will be 11 AM - 1 PM Saturday. Services will be Saturday at 1PM at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson with interment at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor Norman officiating.

Mrs. Fletcher is survived by Sons, Harvey Watts of Oaklawn, Cal. and Dan Fletcher Jr. of Bronx, New York and Daughters Bobbie Driver of Taff, Texas and Earnice Fletcher of Houston, 12 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Timpson Texas.


01/05/09

Fred Wilburn Spurlock, 90, of Paxton, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born October 19, 1919 in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas to William M. Spurlock and Mary Jane May Spurlock. He served in the US Army from 1942 – 1946. Mr. Spurlock was on the Tenaha ISD School Board for 13 years, and on the Paxton Water Supply Board from 1966 – 2005. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Aubrey King officiating. interment will be in The Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Eric Spurlock, Bradley Wilburn, Steven Eaves, Tom Watkins, Robert Barton, and Ron Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Grein and Don Watkins.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Carolyn Grein & husband Eddie of Pasadena
Jennifer Johnson & husband Don of Center

Sons:
Michael Spurlock & wife Shirley of Tenaha
Jeffery Spurlock of Cypress

Brother-in-Law 
Harold Wiggins and wife Marcelle of Carthage

7 Grandchildren:
Kathy Holderfield, Mark Grein, Vicky Latham, Eric Spurlock, Sonya WIlburn, Candice Eaves, Chelsea Spurlock, Donnie Johnson and Randy Johnson.

Six Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 49 years, Imogene Spurlock in 1996

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


01/04/10

Deborah Ann (Lewis) Marshall, 50, of Timpson passed away January 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 09, 2010 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wilcox officiating.

Born February 11, 1959 in Baltimore City, MD, Deborah Marshall was the daughter of the late Georger Edward Lewis, Jr. and Tresa Kay (Hall) Lewis. She attended business college and had been employed as a hospital director of purchasing.

Survivors include son James Travis Marshall and daughter Jessica Lyn Marshall, both of Timpson, father of the children Robert Marshall of Timpson; mother-in-law Glenda "Granny" Polk of Timpson; stepdaughter Eileen Marie Marshall of Phonenix, Arizonia; special friend Leslie Young of Timpson; 2 sisters; and 1 brother.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 09, from 10 AM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home. 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975. Please call Taylor Funeral Home, 936/254-2424 to make memorial contributions. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net


01/03/10

J. R. Hudson, 67, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1942 in Carthage to James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson. Mr. Hudson was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Mr. Wayne Wimberly officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Lisa K. Castilleja and husband Charlie of Austin

Brother, Joe Hudson of Carthage

Sister, Peggy Avery of Overton

Brother-in-law, Kendall McDonald and wife Jan of Tenaha

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Other Relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson
Wife, Kay Hudson
Brother, Chris Hudson
Sisters, Jimmy Abernathy and Bonnie Langford


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


01/01/10

Lillian Brown McSwain, 87, of Center passed away Friday, January 01, 2010 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 2, 1922 to James Dewey and Eva Mae (Thacker) Brown. She was a lifelong member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Eva Brown, Infant Son, Ronnie Clark McSwain and Brother, J.D. Brown.

She is survived by:
Husband of 70 years:
Warren G. McSwain of Center
2 Sons:
Gene McSwain & wife Betty of Deadwood
Travis McSwain & wife Donna of Cypress
2 Daughters:
Jeanette Mena & husband Lynn of Broadus
Edna Carroll & husband Robert of Magnolia
21 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Rachel Fountain of Center
Ruth Armand of Spring
Brother:
Howard Brown & wife Judy of Paradise Valley, AZ

Pallbearers:
David Mena, Jonathan Mena, Joseph Mena, Michael Porterfield, 
Jackie Fountain, Roscoe “Lil Rock” McSwain and Cecil McSwain.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Deacons of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church and William Paul Squyres.

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


 

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12/31/09

Ruben Smith, 90, of the Arcadia Community, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born November 20, 1919 in Arcadia to J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith. For 60 years Mr. Smith had been a member of the Arcadia Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Mr. Tom Barthel and Mr. Bo Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be James Sigler, Aaron Golden, Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. Michael Adolph Smith, Mike Hanson and Timothy Lynn Smith..

He is survived by:

Daughter, Miriam Joyce Fontenot of Center

Son, Calvin Ruben Smith, Sr. & wife Barbara of Center

Grandchildren:
Chester Rodney Broadway & wife Jacqueline of Center
Evelyn Debra Broadway Pate & husband Jerry of Center
Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. & wife Christi of Timpson
Michael Adolph Smith & wife Danielle of Center
Tammy Lucille Smith Hanson & husband Mike of Timpson
Timothy Lynn Smith & wife Karyn of Fruita, Colorado

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Nellie Smith Frazier of Groves

Preceded in death by:
Parents, J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith
Wife of 66 years, Evelyn Powdrill Smith
Brothers, John Smith and Ray Smith
Sisters, Cora Lee Smith Kjarstead and Nora Bell Smith Burwick
Grandson, Otey Randy Broadway

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


Mr. Allie Adams, 94, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at
St. Luke’s Hospital in Sugarland.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born February 6, 1915 in Shelby County to Joseph and Duetta (Jones) Adams. He served in the US AirForce.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Duetta Adams, 2 Sisters, Mildred Martin and Macil Ahern, Brothers, Clifford, Hugh & Murvel Adams.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Jane (Lacy) Adams of Houston
Daughter:
Alda Dede & husband Christopher of Dedham, MA
Son:
John Adams & wife Malou of Danville, CA
Son:
David Adams of Houston
Grandchildren:
Adrian, Alexander & Arielle Dede
Aaron & Andria Adams

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


12/30/09

Mrs. Louann Harris Parrish, 76, of Tenaha passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Carthage, Texas.

Mrs. Louann Harris Parrish was born November 12, 1933 in Panola County, Texas to the marriage of Joe Bailey and Clovis Parker Harris. As the youngest of two children, Louann attended Carthage Schools and worked as a Nurse at Panola General Hospital. Mrs. Parrish loved being outdoors, fishing, and tending to her flowers. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Mrs. Parrish is preceded in death by her parents, son, James Harris Jackson, and brother, Joe Parker Harris.

Survivors include:
Sons: Rhett Parrish and wife Patti of Shreveport, Louisiana
Joe Parrish and wife Marilee of Tenaha
Daughter: Susan Jones and husband Larry of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Arin, Austin, Crystal, Justin, Bailey, Brandy, Brandon, Austin, Alana, Britni, Jennifer and Scotty
Great Grandchildren: Camden and Jake

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Services will be at 10 AM, Friday, January 1, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Blaylock officiating. Burial to follow at Harris Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Brandon Parrish, Tommy Harris, Justin Jones, Bailey Jones, Coby Barbee, Mickey Wilson and Reney Eaves.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Austin Parrish, Jake Barbee, Camden Barbee

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.


12/29/09

William “Dwight” Biggar, 48, of Lusby, MD formerly of Ferndale, MI and Center, Texas, passed away December 26, 2009 at his residence in Lusby, Maryland. He was born February 11, 1961 in Center to Hubert Earl Biggar and Blanch Marie Campbell Biggar. He was the husband of Judith Ann Biggar whom he married on December 19, 1992 in Ferndale, Michigan. Dwight graduated from Center High School in 1979; and went on to attend college at Stephen F. Austin State University where he graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree. He worked for the U. S. Census Bureau as a statistician for twenty-two years until his retirement on January 16, 2009. Dwight was a member of Southern Calvert Baptist Church in Lusby. He enjoyed woodworking, building models and the Dallas Cowboys.

Local visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Local funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include:

Wife of seventeen years, Judith Ann Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Daughters;
Lila Catherine-Huai Biggar
Carolyn Elizabeth-Jie Biggar

Mother, Blanch Biggar of Center

Sister, Shirley Luna of Nacogdoches

Brother, James Biggar of Center

Preceded in death by:

Father, Hubert Earl Biggar

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Dwight to his children’s education. Checks may be made payable to Lila Biggar of Carolyn Biggar in care of PNC Bank, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Attn: Solomon’s Office.

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


12/28/09

Tammy Williford Woodfin, 39, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, in Silverton, Colorado. She was born December 27, 1969 in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to Robert J. Williford and Diann Ross Williford. Tammy was a 1988 graduate of Joaquin High School, and was a director of nursing at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. She was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Curry, Chris Dockens, Cain Divens, Ryan Curry, John Gray and Bo Posey.

She is survived by:

Husband, Robbie Woodfin of Joaquin

Daughter, Harley Smith Eaves & husband Brandon of Joaquin

Son, Allen Woodfin of Joaquin

Grandson, Trenton Eaves of Joaquin

Mother, Diann Williford of Joaquin

Mother-in-Law, Pat Woodfin of Joaquin

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Robert J. Williford
Brothers, Dewayne Edward Williford, Robert J. “Robbie” Williford, and Dwain Williford
Father-in-Law, Robert Woodfin

Memorials can be made in Tammy’s name to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


12/27/09

Eva Dell Jacobs, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Chesser officiating. Burial will follow at Powdrill Cemetery. Visitation will be
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 17, 1938 in Shelby County to John and Leatha (Scarborough) Fults. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She worked for Brookshires Brothers in the bakery for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Leatha Fults, Grandparents, Sally and Eli Fults, Husband, James Jacobs, 2 Brothers, Albert Fults and Sammy Fults, Half Sister, Mary Ann Fults and Special Friend, Jack McLendon.

She is survived by:
Son:
David Jacobs of Center
Grandsons:
William Jacobs of Center
Jessie Jacobs of Nacogdoches
Aunt:
Avis Elliott of Garrison
Sisters-in-law:
Delores Fults of Houston
Lola Fults of Arkansas

Pallbearers:
Ernie Young, Cory Young, Brandon Young,
Gilbert Elliott, Mitchell Midkiff, Jesse Elliott
Randy Simmons

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


12/26/09

Jo Ann Estes, 62, of Joaquin, passed away, Saturday, December 26, 2009 in a local nursing center. She was born November 12, 1947 in Vidor to James K. Clevenger and Opal Smith Clevenger. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Estes is survived by:

Sons:
Byron Kenneth Brucia and wife Melissa of Vidor
David Brucia and wife Evette of Vidor

Daughter, Kimberly Chantel Walker of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Brandie Brucia, Megan Walker, Dylan Gene Walker, Shanna Lynn Brucia and Chason Cade Brucia

Sisters:
Debbie Parker of Joaquin
Bobbie Floyd and Steve Russell of Joaquin
Jeannie Bronson of Dallas
Patricia Green and husband Daniel of Joaquin

Brother, Rex Allen Clevenger of Pasadena

Sister-in-law, Francis Clevenger of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents:
Oris and O. L. Smith
Nannie and Joe T. Clevenger
Father, James K. Clevenger

Mother, Opal Daniels
Step-Father, James Glenn Daniels
Brother, Kenneth Clevenger

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


12/24/09

Eunice Warr, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 6, 1926 to Venice and Lois Rector. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Venice and Lois Rector,
Husband, Elroy “Kilroy” Warr and Son, William Michael DuBose.

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Dawn Pickerel & husband David of Keithville
Michael DuBose & wife D.D. of Paxton
4 Great Granchildren:
Melissa McLeod & husband Jonathan
Michaela Pickerel
David DuBose
Zakkery DuBose
2 Great Great Granchildren:
A.J. McLeod
Chase DuBose


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


12/23/09

Jack Hagler, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1936 in Shelby County to Olliver Hagler and Emmer Askew Hagler. Mr. Hagler was a member of the Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Hagler is survived by:

Wife, Ann Hagler of Center

Daughter, Rene’ McDaniel of Center

Son, Stephen Hagler of Center

Grandchildren:
Corey Hagler
Samantha Hagler
Chelsea McDaniel

Sister, Bunchie Ross of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Joe Olliver Hagler & Emmer Mae Askew Hagler
Brother, Flip Hagler & Buddy Hagler
Sister, Bernice Eubanks

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


12/22/09

William Morris, 78, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born August 19, 1931 to Harmon and Loretta (Bressler) Morris.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Rose Mary Morris of Center
4 Daughters:
Mary Walker of Berwick, ME
Eve Durham of Center
Enid Durham of Center
Charlotte Rivera of Santé Fa, NM
3 Sons:
John Morris of Round Rock
Matthew Morris of Annan Dale, VA
Francis Morris of Middletown, DE
Sister:
Eileen Esterkin of Paoli, PA


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


12/21/09

Mr. Henry Leon Wallace, 62, of Tenaha, Texas passed away Friday at his residence.

Services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Joseph Hall Sr. officiating.

Mr. Wallace is survived by:
Mother, Margie Simmons of Florida
Daughters, Angelia Wallace and Teresa Wallace of Florida
Son, Terrance Williams of Florida
Sister, Betty Jones of Florida
2 Aunts and 3 Uncles and a host of relatives and friends.


Jarvis Anthony Jr., age 2 months, of Center passed away Sunday morning at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Marilon Cloudy to officiate.

Jarvis Anthony Jr. is survived by
Mother, Christina Horton of Center
Father, Jarvis Anthony Sr. of Nacogdoches
Sisters, La'Riah Horton of Center and Ri'ttanna Anthony of Center
Grandmother, Becky Cartwright of Center
Grandmother, Shy'Anne Anthony of San Augustine
Grandfather, L C Johnson of San Augustine
Grandfather, James Wade of Houston


12/18/09

Services for Mary “Jane” Metz, 91, of Kilgore will be twelve noon, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the Kilgore Bible Church in Kilgore with hers sons, Barry and Dick Metz officiating. Burial will be three p.m., Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Mrs. Metz was born on December 25, 1917 in San Augustine to the late Carl Elmo and Mary Collins Slaughter Hall. She was a graduate of Center High School and Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. Jane married Thomas (“Tom”) Wesley Metz on July 26, 1942. Tom and Jane, as part of Tom’s Allis Chalmers career, lived in Center, Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and then after retiring, in Hideaway Lake near Lindale. They were active
Methodists in each of these communities. During her long and purposeful life, Mrs. Metz taught in various secondary schools, was an avid bridge player and enthusiastic golfer, loved puzzles and games, and volunteered generously for many organizations including We Care and Meals on Wheels. She was known especially for her magnanimity and graciousness, with family and church her paramount interests.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Pat Metz of Boulder, Colorado, Dick and Jackay Metz of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Barry and Julia Metz of Kilgore; sister, Jean Nelson of Houston; grandchildren, Ryan Metz and his wife Dana of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jill and her husband, Demian Pavlicek of Dallas, Tom Metz, III of Los Angeles, California, Julie Johnston and her husband, Mike of Baton Rouge, Jonathan Metz of Baton Rouge, Austin, Jane, Anne and Lauren Metz of Kilgore; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Kate Metz of Lafayette, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Metz was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years and a brother Carl Hall of Harlingen, Texas.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Tuesday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Kilgore Bible Church, 3810 County Line Road, Kilgore, Texas 75662.

Please leave online condolences at www.Raderfuneralhome.com


12/17/09

Mrs. Ladonia Mosby, age 77, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Thursday morning at Twin Lakes Care Center.

Services will be Saturday, 12 Noon at Roberts Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with interment at Roberts Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Artis Mosby.

Mrs. Mosby is survived by two brothers, Tommy J. Standsberry Sr., of Center and Raymond J Standsberry of Opelika, Alabama. Two sisters, Yvonne Tate of Colorado Springs and Mary Jean Thompson of Tucson, Arizonia. Along with a Host of nieces and nephews.


Mr. Paul Seay September 27, 1925 – December 15, 2009

Graveside services for Mr. Paul Seay, age 84, of Yoakum, TX, formerly of Tenaha, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Dr. Lee Evans officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Seay passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2009, in Bonham, TX.

Paul Seay was born on September 27, 1925, n Spartanburg, SC to Paul and Annie Belle Belcher Seay. He graduated from Spartanburg High School. Mr. Seay married Lois Jean Pruett on Dec. 20, 1957, in San Francisco. Mr. Seay served his county in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years. He later worked for Daniels Construction in Greenville, SC as safety engineer for over 20 years. Mr. Seay moved to Tenaha in 1985, from South Carolina. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Mr. Seay is survived by two sons, Dr. Michael Seay and wife Belinda of Yoakum, and David Seay and wife Doris of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Dusty Seay of Longview and George Seay of Yoakum; and three step-grandchildren, Maranda Hammons of Longview, Erin Nahgahnub and husband Joe of Barksdale A.F.B., and Holly Hammons of Tulsa.

If desired, memorials may be made to Restland Cemetery Assn., C/o Mr. Jerry Smith, 8195 SH 96 N., Tenaha, TX 75974.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


12/16/09

Funeral services for Ruth Porterfield, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 18, 2009, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Born December 26, 1915, in Timpson, Ruth Porterfield was the daughter of the late John Henon and Annas (Biering) Porterfield. She passed away December 15, 2009, in Timpson.

Survivors include her brother Henry Porterfield of Timpson and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Ruth Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers Aubrey, Marvin, Herbert, Emory, Gaston, Melvin, and Daniel Porterfield and sisters Mary Hammers, Lizzie Porterfield, and Jewel Ford.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975


12/14/09

Mr. Eugene Jones, age 90, of Center passed away Sunday morning at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Mr. Jones will lay-in-state from 1-2 pm followed by services Wednesday, at 2 pm at Triumph Church in Center, Texas with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Prince Howard Cloudy Sr. to officiate.

Mr. Jones is survived by:
Son, Billy and Gloria Jones of Houston
Step-Son James and Lola B. Phillips of Center
Step-Daughters, Eldrid and J T Clark of Center and Ruby Wilson of Center
10 Grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren
A Special Niece, Lucille Cloudy of Center.


Funeral services for Hollis E. “Gene” Bogue, Jr., 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Bogue passed away December 13, 2009, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 16, 1926, in Timpson, Gene Bogue was the son of the late Hollis E. and Mary Estella (Crump) Bogue. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Gene was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Timpson American Legion Post #90 and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Bogue of Nacogdoches, TX; son Rick Bogue and wife Chris of Tomball, TX; daughters Gayle Mathews of Houston, and Sandy Galloway of Humble; stepsons Johnny Blankenship and wife Tamye of Garrison, and James Blankenship and wife Patti of Tyler; stepdaughters Janice Gatliff and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, and Doris Sowell and husband Roger of Center; sister Frances Graves of Timpson; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 4 step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bogue was preceded in death by brother James Bogue.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 15, until service time at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. Memorial may be made to the Ladies’ Sunday School Class or Ladies’ Auxiliary of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 805, Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


12/13/09

Robert D. Rushing, 73, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009, at his home in Center. He was born March 30, 1936 in Center to Robert D. Rushing, Sr. and Maude Clark Rushing. Mr. Rushing was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He was also a member of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society and the James Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Jimmy Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roger Justus, Colton Rhame, Richard Benavides, Chris Davis, Bubba Shofner, Billy Bob Warr and Bobby Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Chandler, R. O. Warr, Lowman Russell and Melvin Tomlin.

Mr. Rushing is survived by:

Daughters:
Rhonda Rushing Davis-Benavides and husband Richard Benavides of Nacogdoches
Cindy Rushing Shofner of Center

Son-inLaw, Prentice Shofner, Jr. of Center

Grandson, Christopher Robin Davis and wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches

Granddaughters:
Kara Davis Justus and husband Roger of Nacogdoches
Brittany Suzanne Shofner of Center
Mallory Megan Shofner of Center
Kristen Gayle Shofner of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Hannah Justus, Kaitlyn Justus, Hunter Davis, Raylee Askew and J. J. Reed.

Sister: Carolyn Rushing Chandler and husband Charles of Center

Nieces:
Michelle Chandler Covington of Center
Danielle Chandler Rhame of Center

Best Friend and Companion, Rodeo

Preceded by
Parents, Robert D. Rushing, Sr. and Maude Clark Rushing
Wife, Judy Bridges Rushing
Son, Robert Darwin Rushing, III

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


Funeral services for Mr. James Allen Jones, age 71, of Beckville, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Jackson and Pastor John Ulrich officiating. Interment will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Jones passed away on Saturday morning, December 12, 2009, in Longview, after a lengthy illness.

James Allen Jones was born on February 8, 1938, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas to Walter Scott and Thelma Lilly Jones. He married Kay Berry Green on November 8, 1963, in Dallas. Mr. Jones worked for C.I.S.D for many years. He was a member of the Oddfellows and Masonic Lodges. Mr. Jones moved to Panola County in 1982, from Gordonville, Texas. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Ann; one grandson, Eric McDaniel; and one grandchild, Baby Molpus.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kay Jones of Beckville; two daughters, Renee Molpus and husband Jason of Longview and Cheryl Denson and husband Dewey of Harleton; one sister, Barbara Keene and husband Floyd of Pasadena; six grandchildren, Chase Allee and fiancé Cierra Cato of Harleton, Megan Davis and husband Dustin of Gary, Ricky Allee of Henderson, Callie Allee of Harleton, and Ashley and Gabrielle Denson of Sims.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Gertie J. Whitten Johnson, 97, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away December 11, 2009.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 at Rose-Neathe Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana with Dr. Charles Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Visitation will be Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home

She is preceded in death by husband, Johnny Johnson and son Billy Don Johnson.
She is survived by:
Son, Darrell Johnson and wife Debbie of Center.
Daughter, Carolyn Magee and husband Henry of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Grandsons, Rex Johnson and wife Allison of Center and Mike Magee and wife Deanna of Bennett, Colorado.
Granddaughter, Nikki Johnson Butler and husband David of Lufkin.
Great Grandchildren, Katie and Callie Johnson of Center and Rhett Butler of Lufkin.


12/11/09

Jessie Russell Menefee, 100, of Beaumont, passed away December 9, 2009.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home with Steve Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 30, 1909 in Shelby County to Crawford and Susie (Jernigan) Russell.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Crawford and Susie Russell, Daughter, Janet Gregg, Granddaughter, Cassandra Fincher, Brothers, Bueford Russell, Roy Russell, Simon Russell and Harvey Russell and Sisters, Ira Hairston, Ruby Strahan, Jewell Sheffield and Thelma Fults.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Jean Sheridan & husband Hans of Beaumont
Linda Fincher of Kileen
Grandchildren:
Andrea Sheridan
Neal Fincher
Mark Fincher
Caralee Fincher
Sister:
Rossie Russell of Nacogdoches

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


12/10/09

Louis Cooper, Jr., 35, of Center, passed away December 10, 2009. He was born November 3, 1974 in Center to Louis Cooper, Sr. and Hazel Haessly Cooper. He was a construction supervisor.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday December 11, 2009 and continue until 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cristy Glaze Cooper of Center

Daughters;
Lainee Cooper of Center
Macayla Williford of Center

Father, Louis Cooper, Sr. and wife Suella of Stanley, Louisiana

Mother, Hazel Cooper of Timpson

Sisters;
April Whittington of Timpson
Ashley Whittington of Timpson

Brothers;
Marty Cooper of Port Arthur
John David Cooper of Stanley, Louisiana

Numerous Aunts, Uncles and other relatives.

Preceded by
Daughter, Lacie Cooper
Grandparents, Mag & Earl Cooper
Grandmother, Jackie Sanford
Step-father, Billy Whittington
Aunt, Kay Haessly
Uncle, Sam Cooper
Cousin, Chad Sims

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


Eleanor Kozette Oates, 74, passed away December 9, 2009, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born February 1, 1935 in Joaquin to Frank Reynolds and Betty Cox Reynolds. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the James Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Mickey Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cherry, Michael Lovejoy, Tim Newcomb, Herman Snider, Chris Snider and James Foshee. Honorary pallbearers will be Huey Green and Dale Jones.

Mrs. Oates is survived by:
Sons:
Michael Oates of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dean Oates and wife Vickie of Shreveport, Louisiana
Roy Oates and wife Regina of Marshall
Robert Oates and wife Colleen of Center
Stacy Oates and wife Samantha of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashley Oates, James Oates, Michael Lovejoy, Lisa Lovejoy and Krystal Lovejoy

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Lovejoy, Tyler McDuff and Emmalee Cherry

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded by
Husband, Doyce Oates
Sons, David Oates and Rodney Oates
Great Grandson, Noah Allen Cherry

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


12/09/09

Mary Lucille Denby, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday 9, 2009 at her residence.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 6, 1921 to Walter and Virgie (Strong) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Virgie Miller, Husband, Earl Denby, Sister, Opal Cummings, and Brother, Waymon Miller.

She is survived by:
Son:
Leon Denby & wife, Nita of Waskom
2 Daughters:
Sheila Windham & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Sue Parker & husband, Jerry of Center
Grandchildren:
Ricky Denby & Dana Denby
Michael Hughes & wife, Denise
Tracy Dixon & husband, Larry, Kristy Windham and Kandace Windham
Jeremy Parker & wife, Dana and Danny Parker
Great Grandchildren:
Jaycee Denby, Trace Denby, Michelle Hughes, Justin Hughes,
Jon & Jacob Samford, McKenzie Smith,
Hayley, Matt, & Colby Parker
Sister:
Wayne Baggett & husband, Buddy of Center
Brother:
Buster Miller of Shreveport
Pallbearers:
Michael Hughes, Jerry Parker, Keith Windham,
Jeremy Parker, Danny Parker and Justin Hughes

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


12/08/09

Funeral services for Shirley Ann (Vaught) Fancher, age 74, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2009, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Fancher passed away December 08, 2009, in Timpson.

Born January 15, 1935, in the Stockman Community of Shelby County, TX, Shirley Ann Fancher was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Lena (Francis) Vaught. She and Billy Fancher were married in her home in the Stockman Community in 1952. Shirley lovingly cared for Billy, until his death in 2004, and son Randy. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and enjoyed the hours spent quilting with the ladies of Mt. Olive.

Survivors include son Randy Fancher of Timpson; 2 brothers: Maxwell Vaught of Humble, TX and Loral Vaught of Silsbee, TX; 3 sisters: Vernell McKinney of Center, TX, Mae Minton of Center, TX, and Faye Bolton of Timpson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Shorty, Waide,
J. E., and Johnny Vaught and 2 sisters: Rachel Samford and Gwendolyn Vaught.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 09, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


12/05/09

Bob Lacey McAdams, age 81 of Leona, Texas passed away Friday evening, December 4, 2009 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. Bob Lacey McAdams was born September 2, 1928 in Leona, Texas to H.D. McAdams Sr. and Jessie Raye Gunn McAdams. Bob Lacey McAdams was retired from Southwestern Bell and was a self-employed rancher, he was of the Methodist Faith.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Leona Methodist Church in Leona, Texas.

Survivors include:
Son: Billy Bob McAdams and wife Lisa of Center, Texas
3 Grandsons: Josh McAdams and wife Micah of Center, Texas, Cole McAdams and fiance' Dana Artherholt of Huntsville, Texas and Ben Blount of San Augustine, Texas
2 Granddaughters: Jane Blount of Dallas and Lara Blount of San Augustine, Texas
2 Daughter-in-law's: Claudine McAdams of Huntsville, Texas and Suzanne McAdams of Center, Texas
Special Friend, Betty Coleman and her family Dennis and Jo Beth Coleman, Daniel and Katie Coleman and Paul Coleman

Bob Lacey McAdams was preceded in death by, 2 Sons, Kenny McAdams and Randy McAdams. 4 Brothers and 1 Sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. McAdams name to the Sardis Cemetery Fund or the American Heart Association.


Mae Gaspard Hutto, age 68, of Shelbyville passed away Friday evening, December 5, 2009 in Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mae Gaspard Hutto was born March 19, 1941 in Kaplan, La to John Gaspard and Margaret Lemaire Gaspard, she was a former resident of Bridge City, Texas. Mrs Hutto was a member of the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley and was retired from Bridge City Independent School District.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 7, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn, Rev. Luke Garrett and Rev Wes Hall oficiating. Interment will follow at the Carroll Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Husband: Billy Hutto of Shelbyville, Texas
4 Daughters: Debbie and Richard Norris of Pensacola, Fl, Sandy and Gary Haynes of Orangefield, Texas, Karen and Brent Morse of Orangefield, Texas and Christie and Jesse Mitchell of Orange, Texas.
10 Grandchildren
10 Great Grandchildren
One Brother: Johnny and Pam Gaspard of Bridge City, Texas
One nephew: Ryan Gaspard

Mae Gaspard Hutto was preceded in death by, Parents and Granddaughter Ashley Haynes

Visitation will be 5 pm to pm on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Waston and Sons Funeral Home in Center


12/02/09

Mr. Louis Rashad Edwards, 28 of Center passed away Sunday morning, November 29th in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center. Interment will be a Westview Cemetery in Center with Rev. Jeff Yarbrough officiating.

Mr. Edwards is survived by:
Daughter, A'Raiya Nikohi Edwards of Nacogdoches
Friend, Shalanda Walker of Nacogdoches
Mother, Joyce Edwards of Center
Father, Louis G Edwards Jr of Center
Sister, Nicole Ellington of Center
Brothers, Germaine Edwards and Jamarcus Patton both of Center.


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11/30/09

Mary Belle Brice, 83, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009, at a Nacogdoches nursing home. She was born January 10, 1926 in Ada, Oklahoma to Ralph and Pearl Whiteside.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

She is survived by:
Son, Connor Brice of Sugarland

Daughter, Marilyn Bradshaw of Sugarland
Granddaughter, Jennifer Griffith of Houston
Grandson, Mark Bradshaw of Rome, Georgia

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Baker Brice

It is the family’s wishes that no flowers be sent. However, donations in Ms. Brice’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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


Velma Oates, 92, passed away November 29, 2009, at her home in Center. She was born June 27, 1917 to William Major Watley and Maggie Murphy Watley in Liberty County. She was their only child. She married Roy Oates in 1934. They moved to Shelby County in 1940 to make their home near his family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00, Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Davis, Felix Garffer, Roy Davis, Greg Garffer , and Tommy Gray.

Mrs. Oates is survived by:

Daughter, Sue Garffer and husband Raymond of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Son-in-law, James Davis and his wife Joyce of Center. Texas

Six Grandchildren:
Robin Davis and wife Jeannette of Plano, Texas
Roy Davis and wife Rebecca of Center, Texas
Jamie Wilkins and Husband Jimmy of Memphis, Tennessee
Gregory Garffer of Austin, Texas
Melissa Garffer of New Braunfels, Texas
Felix Garffer of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Six Great Grandchildren:
Joshua Davis and wife Sharon
Nicolle Davis
Christopher Davis and his wife Jennifer
Kara Justus and her husband Roger
Jaclyn Roberts and her husband Tom
JoAnna D’Ambrosio and her husband Brian

Five Great-great Grandchildren
Hannah Justus
Kaitlyn Justus
Candace Davis
Alexis Davis
Hunter Davis

Nephews and nieces who affectionately called her Aunt Tate.

Preceded by
Husband Eugene Roy Oates, March 23, 1993
Daughter Joan Davis, July 4, 2002

Those who wish to do so may contribute in her name to Heart’s Way Hospice of Northeast Texas, 1306 Pine Tree Rd., Longview, TX 75604

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


Memorial services for Mr. Paul Samford, age 88, of Carthage, Texas, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Thomasson officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the V.A. Cemetery in San Antonio. Mr. Samford passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2009, in Pensacola, Florida.

Paul Samford was born on November 27, 1920, in Tenaha, Texas, to William and Euna Samford. Mr. Samford served his country in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of CMSgt before retiring in 1970, after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Carthage Masonic Lodge #521. Mr. Samford was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carthage. He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin sister, Pauline Needham; and two brothers, Van and Harry Samford.

Mr. Samford is survived by two daughters, Paula Laritz of Pensacola and Debra Duke and husband J.E. of Carthage; one brother, Archie Morris Samford of Carthage; three grandchildren, Frankie Laritz of Pensacola, Angel Chapin of Roswell, New Mexico, and Dorothy Kozakowski of Chicago. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Samford.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


11/28/09

Joe Jim Baldwin, 84 of Huxley, passed away Friday, November 27, 2009 in Nacogdoches. He was born December 27, 1924 in Panola County, Texas to Jep Baldwin and Bennie Harvilla Graves Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin served in the United States Army during the World War II and the Korean conflict.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Sonny Scarborough officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cathye Baldwin of Huxley

Daughter: Rosanne Fetters and husband Skip of Madison, Wisconsin
Nancy Sheldon and husband David of Lynchburg, Virginia

Step-sons:
Bob Carmichael and wife Nikkola of Natick, Massachusetts
Russell Carmichael of Florence, Kentucky
Philip Carmichael and wife Jennifer of Austin

Grandchildren:
Austin B. Sheldon
Leigh Sheldon
Kyle M. Fetters

Step-grandchildren:
Nathan Carmichael
Eleana Carmichael
Talia Carmichael
Joshua Carmichael

Numerous cousins and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jep and Bennie Baldwin
Wife, Novie Jean Baldwin
Brother, Ben Baldwin

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


Funeral services for Frank Leonard Summers, 90, of Timpson, TX, will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 30, 2009, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Nolan Ritchie and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Heights Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise, TX. Rev. Summers passed away November 26, 2009, in Garrison Nursing Home, Garrison, TX.

Born July 4, 1919 in Hamburg, AR, Frank Summers was the son of the late Earl Willis and Blanche (McMillian) Summers. On December 24, 1938, he and Helen Blanche Moore were married in Mist, AR. They were rice farmers and ranchers in Arkansas until 1955. In August of 1955 they moved to Henderson, TX, to attend Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary where Rev. Summers received the Doctor of Theology degree. He retired as an American Baptist Association minister after 54 years of serving 6 churches in the East Texas area and one church in Pasadena, TX.

Survivors include his wife Helen Blanche Summers of Timpson; 2 sons: Jerry Summers and wife Cindy of Timpson and Dale Summers and wife Cass of Henderson, TX; 2 sisters: Earlene and Leone; daughter-in-law Joyce Summers of LaPorte, TX; sister-in-law Cora Mae Summers of Crossett, AR; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Frank Summers was preceded in death by son Earl Eugene Summers, brother Maurice Summers, and sister Edith Thomas.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, November 29, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


Miss Robin Lynn Miller, age 53, of Martinsville, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.

Miss Miller was born Feb. 4, 1956, in Texas City, Texas, as a daughter of the late Ingrid (Elledge) and Lloyd Miller and had moved to the East Texas area a few years ago. She was a graduate of Texas A&M University receiving a bachelor's degree in biochemstry.

Survivors: a sister, Nannette Abernathy of Martinsville; and a nephew, Shannon Abernathy of Tyler.

Graveside rites are set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Martinsvlle Cemetery on FM 95.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. Online obituaries and guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


11/27/09

Viva L. Meeks, 77, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009 at her residence. She was born November 16, 1932 to Curtis Arnold Meeks and Mable Clare Meeks. Ms. Meeks was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center.

Visitation will held from 4 pm to 6 pm, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Western Cemetery in Emerson, Arkansas with Bro. Bruce Cox officiating.

She is survived by:
Numerous loving friends

Her much loved companions:
Terriers; Micah, Hannah, Rachel, Zacchaeus and Jacob
Donkeys: Hope and Jubilee
Cat: Grace Ann

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Curtis and Mable Meeks
Sister, Clare Meeks

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


11/26/09

Emma Lurette Ramsey Mitchell died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, November 25, 2009. She was born in San Augustine, Texas on January 30, 1911, the middle of nine children of Judge W. C. and Emma Jenkins Ramsey. After graduating from San Augustine High School in 1927, she received her Bachelor's Degree from Mary Hardin-Baylor College and Master's Degree from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. She began her teaching career at the Harmony School in the Greer School District in San Augustine County in 1932. From there she taught at Chinquapin and then at San Augustine Elementary where she lovingly taught many generations of second graders.

She is preceded in death by her husband, L.B. (Rudy) Mitchell; son, Judge John W. Mitchell; brothers, William, Thomas, Smith, Ben, and George Ramsey, and sisters, Addie Laura Ramsey, Mary Belle Ramsey Ledford and Letitia Ramsey Stine.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Barbara Mitchell, daughter-in-law, Lucy Mitchell; and grandchildren, Sarah Jane (Janie) Mitchell, John Joseph (Jody) Mitchell and wife Sarah, and Emma Virginia (Ginny) Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2009 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home with funeral service Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, San Augustine, The Reverend Dorothy Gremillion officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, P.O. Box 85, San Augustine, TX. 75972


11/25/09

Mary V. Anderson, 96, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Shreveport. She was born March 4, 1913 in Hardy, Arkansas to Victor Augustus Mayberry and Cora Nelson Mayberry. She attended Jackson Misionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, November 30, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Dale Worsham, David Worsham, Richard Worsham, Keith Lee, Buren Lowe and Warren Sayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Ken Kay and Levis Worsham.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Anita Worsham of Joaquin
Carolyn Maxwell & husband Carl of Bossier City, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Dale Worsham & wife Sherry
David Worsham
Richard Worsham & wife Gena
Karen Sayes & husband Warren
Keith Lee & wife Penny
Billy Maxwell & wife Cruz

Fifteen Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Bill Wiley & wife Nell of Olive Branch, Mississippi

Nieces & Nephews:
Toya Allison
James Winstead
Tommy Anderson
Billy Anderson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Two Sisters and her Husband


William David George, Jr. , 54, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born March 3, 1955 to William David George Sr. and Nelwyn Moody.

He is preceded in death by his Father, William David George Sr. and Wife, Kimberlie Stewart George.

He is survived by:
Children:
William David “Trae” George III of Shreveport
Maegan George of San Augustine
Mother:
Nelwyn George of Norman, OK
Sister:
Debbie Warren & husband, David of Norman, OK
Brother:
Ashley George of San Antonio
Nieces:
Arin Warren
Maggie Warren Thompson
Gracie Warren
Payton Warren

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


11/24/09

Tommie Lee (Buck) Watkins, 79, born in Center, formerly of San Augustine, passed away Thursday at his residence in Center.

Services will be Saturday, 12:00 Noon at Robert Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas. Officiating willl be Bishop Tommy C Ramson and Evanglist Katheleen Ransom. Interment will follow at Robert Cemetery in San Augustine.

Survivors include:
2 Daughters, Theresa Watkins of Center, Texas and Shaunte' Watkins Kirk of Crowley, Texas
3 Sisters, Ruthie Byndom of Lukin, Texas, Tommye McConnell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Bobbie Stephens of Lancaster, Texas
2 Brothers, Joe (Patsy) Watkins of Dallas, Texas and Lewis (Hattie)Watkins of Wilmer, Texas
7 Grandchildren,
2 Great Grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Coummunity Funeral Home, Center, Texas


11/22/09

Lucy McGee, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 in Nacogdoches. She was born March 27, 1932 in Keatchie, Louisiana. Ms. McGee was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where she also served as church treasurer.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 23, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Ryan McGee, Mark Estes, Jacky Estes, Jason Raybon, Joey Raybon and Lonny Raybon Jr.
Honorary pallbearer will be Davis Brittain.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Frances Marie Andrews and husband Robert of Keatchie, Louisiana
Janie Kay Bell and husband Shane of Mansfield, Louisiana
Sherrie Ann Raybon and husband Lonny of Joaquin

Son, Leonard Earl McGee of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Brandy Stark, Ryan McGee, Mark Estes, Jacky Estes, Ashley Longino, Joey Raybon, Angela Walling,
Lonny Raybon Jr., Jason Raybon

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Jack Dickerson of Henderson
Wayne Dickerson of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, G.L. McGee

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


11/21/09

Maurine Annette Hayden Smith, 87, of Center, passed away November 21, 2009 of causes incident to age.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 at Cedar Yard Cemetery with Bishop Neilson officiating. Visitation will Monday, November 23, 2009 starting at 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Maurine was born June 23, 1922, the oldest living child of Irene Gunter Hayden and Wiley Bryan Hayden. She was born in the house that her father built on the old Tenaha highway in what used to be called the Flat Fork Community, Shelby County Texas. Maurine went to school at Cedar Yard and graduated in 1940 as class salutatorian from Center High School. During WWII Maurine met and married Albert Benjamin Smith on November 18, 1943. After the war Maurine and Ben made their home near Logan, Utah where Ben finished his education and later taught as Professor of Engineering at Utah State University. A family of five children was raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Upon retirement Maurine and Ben moved back into the old house near Tenaha, Texas where later a new house was built.

Maurine was preceded in death by her husband A. Benjamin Smith, and her two younger brothers, John R. Hayden and Bill G. Hayden.

Surviving are her children, Gerald H. Smith & wife Sandra of Tremonton, Utah; Carolyn S. Tibbetts & husband Rod of Moab, Utah; Melanie S. Liechty & husband Mike of Logan, Utah; Hayden B. Smith and wife Lisa of Roy, Utah; and Warren G. Smith of Tenaha, Texas and 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

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

Ronald Gene Baldwin, 62, of Center, passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 in Center. He was born February 3, 1947 in Decatur, Illinois to Jasper Baldwin and Doris Donnan Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was a devoted husband for forty-four years, a loving father and grandfather.

Per his request, Mr. Baldwin will be cremated with a private memorial service to be held at a later date.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Sue Baldwin of Center

Sons;
Ronnie Denton Baldwin of Center
San D. Baldwin of South Carolina

Granddaughters:
Mercedes Baldwin
Kirsten Baldwin
Madyson Baldwin

Brother, Sam Baldwin of Dallas

Numerous other relatives
A host of friends

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


11/18/09

Mr. Roy Ferrell Russell, age 68 of Center passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2009 at First Baptist Church Center, Texas with L.D. Eddins officiating and Eulogy by his Brother-in-law, Viggo Ulrich. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5pm until 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Russell was born October 15, 1941 in Nacogdoches, Texas to the late Roy & Ada Mae (Covington) Russell.

He dearly loved his grandchildren and his family. He also enjoyed playing tennis, teaching and tutoring. He was currently employed at Center I.S.D. where he taught Math.

He is survived by:

Daughter and Son-in-law:
Ginger Russell-Glaze & husband, Johnny Glaze of Center

2 Granddaughters: Reanna Marie Glaze & Jonica Faith Glaze of Center

Sister & Brother-in-law: Nancy Susan Ulrich & Viggo Ulrich of Rowlett

Nephews: Jonathan Kleppe & wife, Jennifer of Wylie
Stephen Kleppe & wife, Jodi of Corinth

Great Nephews: Logan & Spencer Kleppe of Corinth

Numerous Cousins, Relatives and Friends.

Pallbearers: Jonathan Kleppe, Stephen Kleppe, Dudley Russell, Glynn Russell, Randy Russell and Dillon Windham

Honorary Pallbearer, Larry Russell

In Lieu of Flowers Donation can be made to Shelby County Tennis Association Atten: Gueinn Clark or Tana Hairgrove, P.O. Box 1572 Center, Texas 75935 or 936-332-3222 or 936-591-4750

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


11/16/09

Christera Holloway, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Billie Alford officiating. Burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 27, 1920 to Noble Alford and Clotile (Brown) Alford.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Noble and Clotile Alford and Husband, Vernor Holloway and 2 Brothers, John Alford and James Alford.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Bobbie Smith & husband Larry of Fallbrook, CA
Son:
Gerald Holloway & wife Delores of North Dakota
5 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren
5 Sisters:
Betty Adams of Indiana
Lenora Hughes of Center
Alice Deloney of Garrison
Jackie Allen of Henderson
Tula Browning of Aqua Dulce
Brother:
William Alford of Indiana

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


11/15/09

Bobby Jay Convington,
Visitation: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 5-7 PM, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texaas

Service: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 2 PM,

 

 

 

 

 


Barnie Edison, 78, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009 in a local hospital. She was born October 15, 1931 in Center to Thomas J. “Tom” Mahan and Sarah Ellen “Sallie” Childs Mahan. Mrs. Edison was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of West Austin Church of Christ in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, November 16, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Justin McCorkle and Lanny Parish officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Steve Edison, Jeremy Skaggs, Kerry Franks, Paul Bailey, Don Bodenhamer and Randy Fausett. Honorary pallbearer will be Jordan Skaggs.

She is survived by:

Husband, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Son, Steven Earl Edison of Nacogdoches

Daughter, Sue Ellen Skaggs of Austin

Grandchildren;
Kirstie Skaggs of Austin
Jeremy Skaggs of Austin

Great Grandchild, Jordan Skaggs of Austin

Sisters-in-Law;
Betty Sue Fausett of Center
Wilsie Dee Taylor of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Tom Mahan and Sallie Childs Mahan
Three Sisters
Great Grandson, David Skaggs

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


11/13/09

Dan Moody, 78, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009 in Carthage. He was born December 13, 1930 in Shelby County to Elton Milford Moody and Eldora Peacock Moody. He was an avid lifelong fox hunter and a well known BBQ connoisseur for a number of years. Mr. Moody was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 16, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Buddy Gray and Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Brad Moody, Donnie Moody, David Moody, Rick Foehner, Will Blackwell, Dustin Bloodgood, Austin Bloodgood, Cade Foehner and Justin Bloodgood.

He is survived by:

Wife, Freddie Moody of Center

Sons:
Don Moody and wife Janice of Center
Tommy Moody and wife Linda of Center

Daughter, Ann Blackwell and husband Willis of Center

Grandchildren:
Donnie Moody and wife Heather
Rick Foehner and wife Kelly
Jeannie Taylor and husband Stacy
Brad Moody
Joanna Blackwell
Will Blackwell, Jr.
Julie Mays and husband Larry

Nine Great Grandchildren:

Nephew, Lynn Price and wife Cindi

Sister-in-law:
Ruth Bullard of Longview
Thelma Harkness of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents, Elton Milford Moody and Eldora Peacock Moody
Sister, Janis Price
Brother, Billy Moody
Great Grandson, Jesse Moody

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


11/12/09

Judy Bridges Rushing, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at a Tyler hospital. She was born September 18, 1938 in Dallas to Lawrence Payne Bridges and Gladys Doggett Bridges. Mrs. Rushing was a member of First Christian Church, the Center Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Eta Rho Sorority.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, November 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with John Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Davis, Bubba Shofner, Roger Justus, Richard Benavides, Billy Warr, and Chris Snider. Honorary pallbearers Charlie Chandler and Malcolm Weaver.

She is survived by:

Husband, D. Rushing of Center

Daughters:
Rhonda Rushing Davis-Benavides & Richard Benavides of Nacogdoches
Cindy Rushing Shofner of Center

Son-in-Law, Prentice Shofner, Jr. of Center

Grandson, Christopher Robin Davis & wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches

Granddaughters:
Kara Davis Justus & husband Roger of Nacogdoches
Brittany Suzanne Shofner of Center
Mallory Megan Shofner of Center
Kristen Gayle Shofner of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Hannah Justus, Kaitlynn Justus, Hunter Davis, Raylee Askew, and J.J. Reed

Sister-in-Law:
Carolyn Rushing Chandler & husband Charles of Center

Nieces:
Michelle Chandler Covington of Center
Danielle Chandler Rhame of Center

Preceded in death by:
Son, Robert Darwin Rushing, III

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


Funeral services for Troy Malcolm Johnson, 61, of Timpson, TX, will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2009, in Marlow Baptist Church, Cravens, LA, with Bro. Shane Clifton and Sister Nina Coudrain officiating. Interment will follow in Drakes Fork Cemetery, Cravens, LA. Mr. Johnson passed away November 11, 2009, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born October 09, 1948, in Leesville, LA, Troy Johnson was the son of the late Alvi H. and Lillie Mae Johnson. He and Colleen Real were married December 18, 1969, in Beaumont, TX. He attended Timpson United Penecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife Colleen Johnson of Timpson; sons Dennis Wayne Johnson and wife Tracey of Timpson and Samuel Johnson of Timpson; daughter Theresa Barber and husband John of Branson, Missouri; brother Donald Johnson of West Virginia; sisters Frankie Lou Johnson of Cravens, LA, Eudawn Callahan of Leesville, LA, Judy Simmons of Hornbeck, LA, Janette Magallan of Leesville, LA, Vera Galaviz of Hornbeck, LA, and Evelyn Rae Cluff of Anacoco, LA; 5 grandchildren: Pixie Johnson, Lee Chriswell, Geoffrey Chriswell, Chase Chriswell, and Christian Chriswell; and 6 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Troy Johnson was preceded in death by 2 brothers Travis Johnson and Sammy Sweat.

Visitation will be held 3:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, November 13, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


Robert "Bob" Frawley, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 5, in New York City to Clarence Thomas Frawley, Sr. and Dorothy Ruth Brand Frawley. Mr. Frawley was member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Debra Ann Bragg and husband Bro. Glynn Bragg of Shelbyville

Step-son, James Edward Kirch of Wayne, New Jersey

Grandsons:
Michael Bragg and wife Denise of Kingwood
Christopher Bragg and wife Mindy of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Kara Bragg, Kassie Bragg, Travis Bragg, Connor Bragg, Cole Bragg and Cooper Bragg

Sisters:
Joyce White of Arkansas
Carol Ann Calhoun of New Jersey

Brothers:
James Frawley of New Jersey

Ex-wife, Joan Judith Moore of New Caney

Preceded in death by:
Sisters, Laverne Frawley and Helen Brockner
Brother, Richard W. Frawley

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


11/09/09

Frances Nadine Hooper Cockrell, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born January 24, 1916 in Panola County to Benjamin F. Hooper and Mary Nettie McGee Hooper. Mrs. Cockrell retired from Rite Care in Logansport where she was a production worker. She was also a homemaker and Pastor’s wife. Mrs. Cockrell was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 14, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper, Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ben Webster, James Wesley Suhr, Josh Webster, Joel Webster, Derek Groeling, Justin Webster, Larry Dyess and Steve Cockrell.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Martha Cockrell Hicks of Joaquin
Patricia Suhr of Nacogdoches
Cynthia Webster & husband Ben of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Charmian Hicks
Josh Webster & wife Charlee

Joel Webster
James Wesley Suhr & wife Ashley
Holly Groeling & husband Derek

Seven Great-Grandchildren

Sisters-in-Law:
Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin
Odene Cockrell of Jasper

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 61 years, Rev. Elam Franklin Cockrell
Daughter, Barbara Wright
Sons-in-Law, Guy W. Hicks, H. Dale Wright and Norman H. Suhr, II
Sister, Mary Ruth Hooper Dyess

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


11/08/09

Santiago Rodriguez, 25, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2009 at his residence.

Services are pending at this time at Mangum Funeral Home.

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


11/6/09

Nell Brittain Fomby, 71, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 at her home. She was born July 21, 1938 in Center to Delbert Brittain and Ruby Davis Brittain. Ms. Fomby was a retired speech pathologist, having worked for Center I.S.D. for 25 years. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jeff Asher and Bro. Jim McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Andrews, Mickey Wiggins, Ashley Rowe, R.T. Dukes, Aaron Willoughby, and Terry Hamilton.

Survivors include:

Husband, Joe Fomby of Lake Murvaul

Daughters:
Angie Rowe & husband Robert of Carthage
Beth Wiggins & husband Paul of Snook

Grandchildren:
Bradley Andrews & wife Mindy of Carthage
Ashley Rowe & wife Alex of Carthage
Christi Dukes & husband R. T. of Katy
Chelsea Rowe of Houston
Ashlee Mize & husband Zach of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Amanda Wiggins of Lubbock
Mickey Wiggins of Snook

Great Grandchildren:
Alexis Rowe
Eden Andrews
Addison Rowe
Rylee Mize
Reagan Tuck Dukes III
Karsee Mize

Sister, Peggy Willoughby & husband Jerry of Jasper

Also a host of other friends & family.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Delbert Brittain and Ruby Davis Brittain

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


11/05/09

Foye Metcalf, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1918 in Shelby County to Pearl Latham and Annie Brittain Latham.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with with Bro. Darwin Burkes and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Jerry Dale Metcalf of Little Rock, Arkansas
Bernard Metcalf & wife Guinelle of Shelbyville
Michael Metcalf & wife LaDonna of Jasper
Donnie Metcalf & wife Kathy of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Phyllis Cummings & husband Chris
Kathy Metcalf
Shannon Metcalf & wife Lisa
Chad Metcalf
Shane Metcalf
Nicki Gregston & husband Matthew
Ashley Jones

Great Grandchildren:
Bradley Cummings
Kimberly Cummings
Haley Cummings
Peyton Profitt
Shelby Jones

Sister, Tump Stewart of Overton

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Pearl Latham and Annie Brittain Latham
Two Sisters and One Brother

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


Funeral services for Flossie Mae Laney, 81, Troup, will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 6 at the First Assembly of God Church, Troup with Reverend Wes Bynum and Reverend Tracy Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Troup under direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.
Mrs. Laney died Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in Whitehouse. She was born March 15, 1928 in Jacksonville to the late Edward and Ethal Donahue Stover. She married Murl R. Laney February 8, 1947 in Jacksonville. She moved to Troup in 1956 from Jacksonville and was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Troup.

She was a dedicated housewife, mother and child of God. She was a devoted friend to all.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Stover, a son, John Edward “Eddie” Laney and a great granddaughter, Lynae.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Murl Laney of Troup; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Janet Laney of Arp, Bobby and Susan Laney of Mixon, Paul and Lori Laney of Jacksonville, Jerry Laney of Troup and Terry Laney of Troup; a daughter and son-in-law, Jana and George Tarver of Troup; a brother, Ervil Stover of Jacksonville; five sisters, Gracie House, Frankston, Della Plaunty of Silsbee, Bernice Lovelady of Jacksonville, Reba Berry of Whitehouse and Ethal Lewis of Jacksonville; sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Doug Laney, Jamie Laney, Josh Laney, Cory Melton, Ron Berry, Frank Jr. Jakubik, and Tommy Stover.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 5.

Opaline Smith Daniels, 78, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born April 15, 1931 in Carthage to Odrick Levi Smith and Oris Webster White Smith. Ms. Daniels was a member of the Church of Christ in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson and officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Wagstaff, James Harris, Jeff Evans, Robert Floyd, Ronald Gould, Donald Gould, and Shane Clevenger.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
JoAnn Estes of Joaquin
Jeannie Bronson of Dallas
Deborah Parker of Tenaha
Bobbie Floyd of Joaquin
Patricia Green of Joaquin
Amber Evans of Madison, Alabama

Son, Rex Clevenger Pasadena

Twenty Two Grandchildren

Thirty Three Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Evelyn Gould of Maruiceville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Odrick & oris Smith
Husband, James Daniels
Son, Kenneth Clevenger
Brother, Lewis Smith
Sister, Vergie Ruth Smith

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


11/04/09

Audie Martha Green, 91, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2009 at Briar Cliff Nursing Center in Carthage. She was born November 7, 1917 in Jasper County to Arthur Adams and Mirian Sheffield Adams. Ms. Green was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was also a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #903, and sang with the Gospel Aires Quartet for many years.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. David Webber, Rev. Jim Webber, and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Terry Rider, Todd Ellis, Tim Webber, Lee Webber, Micah Perkins and George Andrews.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sylvia Webber & husband Jim of Longview
Ann Rider & husband Harold of Carthage

Son, Floyd Ellis & wife LaVerle of Tyler

Sister, Margaret Andrews

Brothers:
J.W. Adams
Alton Adams

Eight Grandchildren

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arthur Adams and Mirian Sheffield Adams
Husbands, Herman Green and Father of her children, Floyd Ellis
Sister, Violet Adams, Thelma Samford, Christine Yawn, Geraldine Woods
Brother, Dick Adams and Herbert Adams


11/03/09

Kenneth Wayne Clevenger, age 60, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, November 2, 2009 in Carthage. He was born February 9, 1949 in Vidor to James Kenneth Clevenger and Opaline Smith Clevenger. Mr. Clevenger was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Luke Garrett officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Frances Clevenger of Joaquin

Sons,
John Clevenger of Joaquin
Timothy Crow and wife Michelle Banes of Joaquin

Grandchildren
William Banes, Lawrence Banes, Carl Banes, Haleigh Crow

Mother, Opaline Daniels of Joaquin

Brother, Rex Clevenger of Houston

Sisters,
Jo Ann Estes of Joaquin
Debbie Parker of Louisiana

Patricia Green of Joaquin
Bobbie Floyd of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Father, James Kenneth Clevenger


Guy Wimberly Hicks, age 72, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born October 1, 1937 in Castor, Louisiana to James Howard Hicks and Frances Elizabeth Thomas Hicks. Mr. Hicks served his country in the Navy. He was retired from Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November, 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 7, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Haslam with Bro Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Wife of 48 years, Martha Cockrell Hicks of Joaquin

Daughter, Charmian Hicks of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Patricia Hicks of Greenwood, South Carolina

Mother-in-law, Nadine Cockrell of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law,
Cynthia Webster and husband Ben of Joaquin
Patricia Suhr of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
A host of Friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, James Howard Hicks and Frances Elizabeth Thomas Hicks
Brothers, James Howard Hicks Jr. and Edwin Martin Hicks


11/2/09

Burton R. Garmany, age 75, of Houston, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009 at his home. He was born May 13, 1934 in Logansport, Louisiana to Ernest L. Garmany and Cecile Brown Garmany. He retired from Gulf Oil Company where he worked as Comptroller of Korea Gulf. For the last ten years, Mr. Garmany taught in the accounting department of San Jacinto College. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday, November, 5, 2009 at the First Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Kemper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookland Cemetery in Haslam.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Hamon, Porter Dowling, Jackie Averett, Rex Clark, Burton Brown, King Vidler, Larry Bagley and John Garmany. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald McBride, Donald McBride, Charles Woods, Jerry Dickinson, Allen Riley and the members of First Methodist Choir.

He is survived by:

Brother, William Garmany of Houston
Sister, Janice Bane of Houston

Nieces,
Barbara Bane of Carson City, Nevada
Margaret Bane Schatzman of Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Cousin, Burton Brown of Center

Aunt, Louise Brown of Center

A number of loving cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, Ernest L. Garmany and Cecile Brown Garmany
Nephews, David Bane and Clyde L. Bane, Jr.


11/01/09

David Blair DeTar, 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away Monday, November 2, 2009.

Services will be 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Center with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday November 4, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. until service time at the First Christian Church under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday November 7, 2009 at Lorton Cemetery in Cowden, IL. Viewing in Illinois will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Lorton Cemetery under the direction of Lockhart Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.

Mr. DeTar was born July 16, 1929 in Bristol, Oklahoma, the second child of Harold and Ruth (Crawford) DeTar. David and his wife, Wanda (Turner) DeTar enjoyed their combined families and many years of travel. David’s early years were spent in Winslow and Griffin, Indiana. He graduated from Griffin High School in Griffin, Indiana in 1949. He worked from 39 years on the railroad for Illinois Central, Amtrack and Southern Pacific. He retired from Southern Pacific. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts all of his life. He was member of the First Christian Church, Center, Texas where he served as a deacon.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Harold and Ruth (Crawford) DeTar and Brother, George DeTar.

Their surviving family and extended family includes:
Wife, Wanda Detar of Shelbyville

7 sons and 4 daughters:
David Allen DeTar and wife, Billie of Dallas
James DeTar and wife, Sandy of Indianapolis, IN
Yvonne DeTar of Indianapolis, IN
Ronald DeTar and wife, Linda of Indianapolis, IN
Raymond DeTar of Seattle, WA
David Lynn DeTar and wife, Loryie of Riverton, IL
Debra Kay Nesmith and husband, Bill of Alpharetta, Georgia
Londa Hohimer of Center, Texas
Janet Busch of Shelbyville, Texas
J.C. Loveall of Mt. Pulaski, IL
Dennis Loveall of Lincoln, IL

35 Grandchildren
Several Great Grandchildren
7 Great Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Kay Clevenger and husband, JR of Owensville, IN
Sue Mueller and husband, Robert of Nashville, IL

Family Requests that Donations can be made in his honor to Heartsway Hospice of North East Texas, 337 W Panola, Carthage, Texas 75663
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


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10/31/09

Thomas Ray Oates, age 75 of San Augustine, formerly of California, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

His body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born May 31, 1934 in Palo Alto, CA to parents, Thomas Virgil & Maudie H. (Whitehead) Oates. He worked in maintenance for American Airlines for a number of years.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Christina Oates of Belgium
3 Grandchildren:
Cole, Michelle & Emile of Belgium
1 Sister:
Kelly Noble & husband, Harry of San Augustine, TX
Mother of his Daughter:
Ira Silini & husband, Johnny Hancock


10/30/09

Lurline Emanis, 81 of Center, passed away Friday, October 30, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 8, 1928 to Ashvath and Lena (Hendricks) Samford. She was the Bakery Manager at U-Save for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ashvath and Lena Samford, Husband, Adron Emanis, 2 Sons, Gary Bruce Emanis and Tommy Gene Emanis, and Grandson, Wesley Weems.

She is survived by:
5 Grandchildren:
Amanda Battles and husband Sean of Nacogdoches
Mikah Weems & husband Jeff of Minden, LA
Scott Emanis & wife Brandi of Shelbyville
Laurie Wilson & husband Carl of Center
Marc Emanis & wife Ruby of Rock Island, TN
2 Step-Grandchildren:
Jolene Pierce
Candy Meyers
Great Grandchildren:
Tori, Cole & Amelia Battles
Candice Emanis, Delaney & Max Emanis
Colby & Allison Wilson
Dalton & Hunter Emanis & Erika Clark
Great Great Child:
Skyler Weatherford
Pallbearers:
Marc Emanis, Scott Emanis, Sean Battles
James Fults, Stephen Fults, Jeff Weems
Carl Wilson and Ron Gilliland

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


10/29/09

Eddie Lamar Williford, 58, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in Nacogdoches. Eddie was born May 21, 1951, in Center, Texas, the son of the late Chester P. Williford and Angie L. Davis Jones.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Friends are invited to attend visitation with Eddie's family from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 29. 2009, at Laird Funeral Home.

Eddie grew up in Center, Texas, and graduated from Center High School. He joined the service in 1969 and served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe and retired in 1976. Eddie was passionate about reading and political concerns. He loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

Eddie is survived by a sister, Sue Evans and husband, Calvin, of Nacogdoches; a brother, Curtis P. Williford and wife, Sue of Bastrop; nephews, Nicholas Shoalmire and wife, Mary, of Converse, La., Wade Williford and wife, Tamara, of Humble, Texas, and Aaron Williford of Bastrop, Texas; niece, LeeAnna Farmer and husband, Corey, of Huntington, Texas; great-nephews, Dylan Shoalmire, Zach Farmer, Kyle Consford and Steven Farmer; and great-nieces, Kaley Consford, Robyn Shoalmire, Hannah Williford and Randi Mae Shoalmire.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Angela Robin Shoalmire.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2425 Fountainview, Ste. 280, Houston, Texas 77057.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


10/28/09

Jack Dempsey Alford, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at his home. He was born October 7, 1933 in Center to Pierce Jones and Lucille Belrose Jernigan Jones. Mr. Alford served in the US Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, October 30, 2009 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh officiating.

He is survived by :

Sons:
Frank Davis & wife Dobber of Joaquin
W.C. Alford & wife Paulaof Joaquin

Sisters:
Bobbie Miller Key of Orange, California
Frances Reynolds of Center
Miriam Jernigan of Center

Brothers:
Clyde Johnson of Arkansas
John Johnson of Missouri
John R. Adams of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Five Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Son, Shannon Alford
Daughter, Faith Register

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


10/27/09

Elder Lee Collum, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at his residence.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with his grandsons, Jerry Lee Collum, Jeffrey Collum and Jon Collum officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 6, 1914 to James Willis and Martha (Wilburn) Collum. He was a minister and a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Step-Mother, Jim and Lela Collum and Mother, Martha Wilburn Collum, Wife, Lorene Poole Collum, Daughter, Deborah Ann Collum, Son, Jerry P. Collum, and Brothers, Paul Collum, J.L. Collum and J.W. Collum and Sisters, Irene Barton and Ruth Hinton.

He is survived by:
Daughter and Son-in-law:
Donna C. Wilburn and husband Price of Shelbyville
6 Grandsons:
Jerry Lee Collum & wife, Michelle of Lantana
Jeffrey Scott Collum and wife, Cara of Tyler
Jon Collum & wife, Loralee of Edgerton, KS
Keith Wilburn & wife, Susan of Plainview
Ronald Wilburn & wife, Berinda of Shelbyville
Timbo Wilburn & wife, Bambi of Center
Sister:
Mae Furlow & husband Clovis of Shelbyville
Daughter-in-law:
Carol Collum of Longview
16 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends
Pallbearers:
Jerry Collum, Jeffrey Collum, Jon Collum,
Keith Wilburn, Ronald Wilburn and Timbo Wilburn

Family request that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or A Pineywoods Hospice Foundation, 103 A Carriage Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904 and the family would like to thank the following for their love and support during this time, Mae Furlow, Fran Sledge, Martha Daw, Rita Corbell, Dr. Joe Hooker and A Pineywoods Hospice.

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


Bernice H. Ramsey, 83, of Lufkin, services will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10 AM, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andy Pittman and Reverend Aubrey Knox officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 PM, in the Forest Park West Cemetery in Houston.

Mrs. Ramsey was born July 6, 1926 in Timpson, Texas to the late Jewel (Crump) and Vause Hughes, and died Sunday, October 25, 2009 at her residence.

A former resident of Houston, Mrs. Ramsey had resideded in Lufkin for 10 years. She retired from Brelsford Insurance Agency in Houston following 17 years of service. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston and attended Lufkin's First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cindy Ramsey of Lufkin and Robert and Nancy Ramsey of Houston; grandchildren, Michelle Ramsey, Rachel Ramsey, Meredith Earnest, Blake Ramsey and Wayne Ramsey; great grandchildren, Jake Earnest and Olivia Earnest; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sandra Hughes of Center of Center; and nephew, Lance Hughes of Center.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ramsey; son, Steven Ramsey; and brother Weldon Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 East Bremond Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75901 or Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5-7 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


10/25/09

Virginia McDonald, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born February 24, 1933 in Shelbyville to O.L. Parker, Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church. She had retired from Farmers State Bank after 30 years, and was most recently working as a licensed real estate agent for Tammy Steptoe Realty.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. B. A. Morris and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church/Fellowship Hall fund. Send to 4562 CR 2798, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

Pallbearers will be Jason McDonald, Greg McDonald, Grant McDonald, Brodie Steptoe, Kyle Steptoe, Stephen Snell, Bradley Lovell and Bryan Sanders.

She is survived by:

Husband, Nolan McDonald of Shelbyville

Sons:
Larry McDonald & wife Larenda of Center
Gary McDonald & wife Angela of Center

Daughter, Tammy Steptoe & husband Bruce of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Casey Lovell & husband Bradley
Lindsey Snell & husband Stephen
Jason McDonald & wife Lyndy
Greg McDonald & wife Stefanie
Grant McDonald & wife Heather
Bryan Sanders & wife Jana
Brodie Steptoe
Kyle Steptoe & wife Samantha

Great Grandchildren:
Dillan Snell, Delane Lovell, Kobe Sanders, Kylie Snell, Carsey Lovell, Kingston Sanders and Sydney Vee McDonald

Sisters:
Bernadine Creech of Shelbyville
Marceline Green & husband James T. of Shelbyville
LaWanda Reynolds & husband Garland of Buna

Brother, Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, O.L. Parker, Jr. & Lois Wilburn Parker

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


10/23/09

Danny Fulbright 64, of Longview, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Markle and Al Carillo officiating. Burial will follow at Ramaha Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will October 25, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Danny was born September 30, 1945 in Waynesville, North Carolina, and was the son of the late Jack D. Fulbright and the late Willie Clark Fulbright Perz. Danny grew up in Cruso, North Carolina, where he met his wife of 40 years, Bunita Trull Fulbright.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Jack D. Fulbright and Mother, Willie Clark Perez.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Bunita Fulbright of Longview

3 Sons:
Jason Fulbright & wife Barbara of Center
Bradford Fulbright of Longview
Jeremiah Fulbright of Longview

Grandchildren:
Destini Fulbright of Center
Mariah Fulbright of Center
Ashley Fulbright of Center

Sister:
Diana & Robert Berg of Campobella, SC

Mother-in-law:
Juanita Trull of Canton, NC

Sister-in-law:
Marlene Ashton & husband Bob of Ashville, NC

Pallbearers:
Jason Fulbright, Bradford Fulbright, Jeremiah Fulbright,
Landon Oliver, Eric Partlow and Jeremy Noble

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


Mattie Jackson, 83, of Center passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born February 11, 1926 in Rusk, Texas to Alvie J. Alexander and Thuria McIntyre. Ms. Jackson was a homemaker. She was a long time member of the Shelbyville First United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 PM, on Monday, October 26, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with interment at Jackson Cemetery, with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

Survivors include:
Sons:
Ronnie Jackson and wife Peggy of Houston, Texas
Tommy Jackson of Missouri City

Daughter: Linda Jennings and husband Bobby of Waxahachie, Texas

Adopted son: Nick Haby

Nine Grandchildren, Ten Great Grandchildren

Grandchildren raised as her own: Summer Jackson and husband Mark of Shelbyville and Aaron Sisk and wife Lauri of Center.

Sister: Maxine Peacock of Deer Park, Texas

Sister-in-law: Lucille Hughes of Center

Uncle: J.B. McIntyre and wife Ruth of Houston

Preceded in death by: Husband Robert Lee Jackson, Son: Donald Ray Jackson, Daughter: Patti Lynne Nabors, 1 Brother: James A. Alexander "Sonny", Sisters: Geneice Sasso and Genelle Owen.

Visitation will be held at 4-6 PM, on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


10/22/09

Rozelle Cannon Harris, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She is born July 20, 1926 to Willie and Olivia Nan (Lester) Cannon. She was the Shelby County District Clerk where she served 3 terms. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie and Olivia Nan (Lester) Cannon and Brother, Morris Cannon.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Charles Harris of Center
Step-Son:
Charles D. Harris & wife Lou Ann of Center
Step-Daughter:
Cynthia K. Lobe & husband Jeff of Washington State
Step-Daughter:
Cathy L. Harris Pruitt of Joaquin
Niece:
Bobbie Cannon of Germany
Grandchildren:
David Lobe and Kevin Lobe
Adam Harris & wife Kelli
Brandi Harris Sawyer & husband Chris
Daniel Harris & wife Rachel
Dennis Harris
Tommy Harris & Cherie Gibbs
Katie Harris
Great Grandchildren:
Lauren and Tatum Harris
Dillon & Maci Doggett
Kylie Sawyer
Ethan Hart
Numerous Cousins, Family and Friends

Pallbearers:
Chris Sawyer, Daniel Harris, Adam Harris,
Tommy Harris, Thomas Spears and Justin Spears

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


Funeral services for Patricia Ann Lewis Gibbs, 67, of Carthage will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Buddy Hall will officiate. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. She died October 20, 2009 at her home in Carthage.

Mrs. Patricia Ann Lewis Gibbs was born August 9, 1942 in Houston. She was one of three children born to the marriage of Amos and Georgia Irene Turney Lewis. Pat was raised in Houston graduating from Smiley High School with the class of 1959. She married Billy Joe Gibbs and together they celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Gibbs worked as a hairdresser in her younger years and devoted to rest of her life to her family as a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Jeffry Lynn Gibbs, and two grandchildren, Johnathan A. Gibbs and Joseph Warren Cannon.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr., of Carthage; son, Billy Joe Gibbs, Jr. and wife, Sandy, of New Caney; daughter, Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon and husband, Otis Ray, of Dallas; brothers, Henry Russell Lewis, of Missouri and Amos “Jr.: Lewis, of Peoria, Illinois; grandchildren, Aaron Ray Cannon and wife, Dana, of N. Carolina, Sherry Renee Cannon and husband, Landon, of Hampton, Kerrie Kay Cannon Old and husband, Paul Ray, of Paris, Brandie Gibbs, of Tomball, Misty Renee Gibbs, Ashley Nicole Gibbs, and Mallory Gibbs, all of Houston and Jessica Darlene Gibbs, Brittany Michelle Gibbs, and Stormey Lynn Gibbs, all of New Caney; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Buddy Hall, Johnny Lamar, Dustin Pinkert, Kennethy Rector, Chris Taylor, and Aaron Cannon.


10/19/09

 

Martha S. Ward, 81, of Vidor died Sunday, October 18, 2009 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Vidor, she was a retired custodian with VISD. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary post # 8246, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #910 of Vidor.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband Jay P. Nolan,
Parents Elton and Cordell Bush,
Brothers Alfred Bush, Coy Bush, Foye Bush, and Special Bush,
Sister Miriam Cowart,
Great grandchild Cade Wright, and Niece Rhonda Parham.

She is survived by her daughters Glynda Wright and husband Thomas of Flower Mound, TX., Paula Christian and husband Ricky of Vidor, and "Lulu" Bobbie Louise Johnson and husband Roger, Sr of Vidor, grandchildren Alesha Hogue, Kyle Wright, Brian Wright, Atasha Quebedeaux, Roger Johnson, Jr., Bobby Johnson, and Christi Penning, great grandchildren, Josh Wright, Dillion Wright, Callie Wright, Christian Quebedeaux, Madison Johnson, Alexis Penning, Gavin Penning, and Brooklinn Penning.


10/18/09

Dorothy Lee Samford, age 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Green Acres Convalescent Center in Center. She was born May 17, 1920 in Shelby County to N. W. Lee and Kate Strickland Lee. Ms. Samford was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center and a member of Lucretia Bussey’s Sunday School class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October, 19, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Greg Megill officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, David Lee Harvey and wife Barbara of Kingwood

Daughter, Cathy Williams and husband Bill of Center

Grandsons:
Jason Lee Harvey of Friendswood
Dennis Allen Harvey of Austin

Granddaughters:
Stacey Burford of Nacogdoches
Melissa Williams of Austin
Amanda Carson of The Woodlands

Nieces:
Yvonne Loveladdy of Center
Pat Lowery of Pasadena
Avis Lambert Lout of Joaquin
Eva Melton of Center

Nephews:
Hilburn Scruggs of Joaquin
Joe Scruggs of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, N.W. Lee and Kate Strickland Lee
Sisters, Ione Middleton and Annis Lee Scruggs
Son, Terry Samford
Brother, Erroll Lee

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Association, or the First United Methodist Church in Center.

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


R. B. Neal, age 84, of Center, passed away Friday, October 16, 2009 in a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born June 17, 1925 in Center to Ransom Edgar Neal and Beulah Johnson Neal. Mr. Neal served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Center VFW, Post # 8904 and of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, October, 19, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in the Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ralph Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Shelby county.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Neal, John Neal, Steve Neal, Angela Neal, Michael Neal and Kyle Neal.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Bruce Neal and wife Brenda of Livingston
Ray Neal and wife Barbara of Center
Billy Neal and special friend Patty Andrews of Center

Grandchildren:
Leanne Mason, Bryan Neal, Kim Bowman, John Neal, Steve Neal, Karen Morris, Karla Jernigan, Michael Neal, Stacey Neal and Angela Neal

Eighteen Great-grandchildren

Sister, Joan Neal of Center

Caregiver and Friend, Fannie Choate of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 46 years, Edna Mae Neal
Wife of 10 years, Julia Neal

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


.10/17/09

Mrs. Lois (Lilly) Powers, 103, of Garrison, TX, formerly of Timpson, funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 19, 2009, in Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow in Blair Cemetery. Mrs. Powers passed away October 16, 2009, in Garrison, TX.

Born October 10, 1906, in Appleby, TX, Lois Powers was the daughter of the late Ellis Holloway and Dollie (Campbell) Lilly. She married Claude Powers, who preceded her in death September 15, 1978. She was a homemaker and member of Good Hope Baptist Church. She was active in the WMA of Good Hope Baptist Church and a faithful member of the ladies’ quilting organization.

Survivors include daughter Claudine Peavy of Nacogdoches, TX; 2 granddaughters: Gayle Muckleroy and husband Gary of Nacogdoches and Debbie Clark of League City, TX; 6 great grandchildren: Kent Birdwell, Kelly Griffey, Steve Clark, James Clark, Nathan Clark, Natalee Clark, and 12 great great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Naomi Hendricks of Timpson, TX.

In addition to her parents and husband Claude, Lois Powers was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation for Mrs. Powers will be 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 18, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


10/16/09

Omer Earl “Pop” Stanford, age 81, of Center, passed away Friday, October 16, 2009 at his home. He was born February 5, 1928 in Geneva, Texas to George H. Stanford and Maggie Gertrude Cochran Stanford. Mr. Stanford was a retired Houston firefighter.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October, 17, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Larry Maddux and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Rusk County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Bonnie Stanford of Center

Sons:
Marshall Dover & wife Sue of Center
Gregory Scott Stanford of Center

Daughters:
Linda Puckett & husband Billy of Center
Pauline Mauhar & husband Ron of Center

Grandchildren:
Bill Dover, John Dover, Randy Dover, Gregg Puckett, Billy Puckett, Jr., Wendy Penn, Billie Jo Ray, Kim Walker, Kelly Wassil, Goldie Stokes, Angie Garner, Gregory Earl Stanford, Tiffany Hewitt, Cody Stanford, Haley Michelle Stanford

Thirty Three Great Grandchildren

Three Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Leon Stanford & wife Judy of Cut and Shoot

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George H. Stanford and Maggie Gertrude Cochran Stanford
Brother, James Stanford


Jean Edwin Null passed away on October 15, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Powdrill Cemetery in Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born in Houston on November 13, 1928 just before the great depression. As a young man Jean entered the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War. After he was discharged he enrolled in the University of Houston and began his studies in engineering. In late 1952 Jean met Merlene Fults - the love of his life - and they were married on June 5, 1953. Jean and Merlene were married for 33 years until her death in 1987. They had 5 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. During their marriage they traveled with their children and did extensive missionary work in Guatemala as well as Mexico for many years. Even though we miss him as he has passed on to his reward in Heaven, Jean will be reunited with his loved ones that have gone before him.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Henry Null; his mother, Lorena Wainwright Null; his sister Norma Pearson Turner; and his beloved wife Merlene Fults Null as well as many other dear relatives.

He is survived by:
Five Daughters:
Carolyn and Russell Hodge
Sherry and Dannie Turner
Merry and Ricardo Trejo
Deborah and Mitchell Midkiff
Rebecca and Jonathan Miller
Ten Grandchildren:
Katherine and Gregg Blalock, Anthony Hodge, Daniel Turner, NaTasha West, Hillary and Victor Weech, Virginia Midkiff, Matthew Midkiff, Raymond Gutierrez III, Carlos Gutierrez, and Wayland Vaughan Miller
Four Great-Grandchildren:
Mikayla Blalock, Isabel Blalock, NaTasha Weech, and Sydney Weech
Brother, Wain Null
Brother-in-law, Paul Fults

Pallbearers:
Anthony Hodge, Jonathan Miller, Raymond Gutierrez, Carlos Gutierrez, Mitchell Midkiff, Dannie Turner and Daniel Turner
Honorary Pallbearers:
Russell Hodge, Wain Null and Greg Blalock

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


Zeagler A. Melton, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 at his home. He was born January 10, 1920 in Lufkin to Daniel Webster Melton and Delaney Bradshaw Melton.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home .

At Mr. Melton's request, he will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is survived by:
Wife, Eva Melton of Center


10/14/09

Jerry Lynn Collum, age 62 of Tenaha, passed away, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in Lufkin, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1946 in Shelby County to parents, P.A. & Vertie Lone (Holt) Collum who precede him in death, he is also preceded in death by his Nephew, Robert Collum and Niece, Sherry Goings Boshart. He was of the Methodist Faith. He worked in the poultry industry and for Tyson Foods.

He is survived by:
Brother, Jack Collum & wife, Frances of Shreveport, LA.
Sister, Vernell Goings & husband, W.J. of Center
Brother, Billy Collum & wife, Deanna of Joaquin

Nephews & Nieces:
Michael Collum & wife, Susan of Bossier City, LA.
Glenda Lutz of Center
Donnie Collum of Joaquin
Donna Jamison & husband, Todd of Center

Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews

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


Wayne Howard Cammack, a Celebration of Life Service will be held for Wayne Howard Cammack on Friday, October 16, 2009 at Central Assembly of God Church at 10 AM. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM on Friday at Willow Grove Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas.

Pastor Andy Harris will officiate both services. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Hill Crest Funeral Home from 5-8 PM.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Cammack; daughter, Sherry Crawford and husband Forest, sons, Wayne Cammack Jr. and wife Tammy, David Cammack and mother Ercell Cammack. He is also survived by three sisters, one brother, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

You may share your memories with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorial.com

Hill Crest Memorial 318-949-9415


10/12/09

Steve Hughes, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born September 25, 1951 in Orange to Frank Hughes and Betty Crump Hughes. Mr. Hughes has been the mayor of Joaquin for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tommy Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Newton Johnson, Larry Weaver, Chuck Spann, Sam Watts, Mike Wood, Shawn Murray, Chuck Raymond and James Raymond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Pridgen, Richard Pridgen, Randall Crump, Joe Wilkins, Travis Rodgers and Kenneth Spurlock.

He is survived by:

Wife, Teresa Raymond Hughes of Joaquin

Children:
Brian Hughes of Center
Billy Hughes & wife Melissa of Joaquin
Lindsey Hughes of Carthage
Stephanie Hughes of Joaquin
Michael Presswood of Joaquin
Brent Hughes of Joaquin
Tyler Hughes of Joaquin

Godson, Lucas Murray of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Racheal Hughes, Mathew Hughes, Angela Hughes, LeAnna Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Brynna Hughes and Brenden Hughes

Brother, Michael Hughes of Splendora

Sisters:
Janie Wheless of Joaquin
Vicky Askew & husband Larry of Center
Brenda Ford & husband Tommy of Spurger
Patricia Hughes of Splendora
Pam Cunningham & husband Thomas of Spurger
Martha Weaver of Center
Sandra Eddins & husband Bobby of Center
Kathy Abbott & husband Bill of Dallas
Robbie Fry & husband Randy of Joaquin

Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Dean & Bertha Raymond of Huxley

Brothers-in-Law:
James Raymond of Shelbyville
Chuck Raymond & wife Angela of Shelbyville

Sister-in-Law, Patricia Lovell & husband Steve of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Betty Rippy
Step-Father, Charles Rippy
Father, Frank Hughes

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


10/10/09

Lt. Col. Carlos Lee Fox, Sr., USAF Retired, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born February 20, 1923 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Carl James Fox and Lucille Lee Miller Fox. Col. Fox was retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served during WWII, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was a member of the Rotary Club, VFW Post #8904 and First United Methodist Church of Center.

Col. Fox began his military career in the Army air Corps with pilot training on the biplane and ended with the Space Shuttle Progam (1951-1974). His many awards and his achievements included:

• Chief, Air Force Operations, Space Shuttle Program, Kennedy Space Center, FL
• Director of Civil Engineering for the development of Manned Orbiting Laboratory (Space Shuttle Program)
• Member of Site Selection Committee for NASA Space Shuttle Program
• Air Force Regional Civil Engineer – Ubon, Thailand
• Chief Project Engineer for the Titan Launch Facilities – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL & Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
• Military Liaison to the King of Denmark, Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland
• Veteran of WWII, Korea, & Vietnam
• Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force
• President of the Society of Military Engineers
• Pilot of numerous aircraft including the Grumman HU-16 Albatross
• Record Holder for the longest over-water search & rescue mission
• Over 5,000 hours of flying time
• Sr. Pilot & Sr. Missile Man
• Kentucky Colonel
• Top Secret Clearance
• Cold War Certificate from French Consulate

Through his career, Col. Fox received numerous medals including American Campaign Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Expeditionary Service Award, European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the WW II Victory Medal.

During his retirement, Col. Fox enjoyed being an active member of the community. He was honored by the Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his services in the community, including developing the “Fun for Funds” Scholarship fundraiser. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Col. Fox’s honor to the Catherine Pinkston Scholarship Fund or the First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Monday, October 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill and Bro. Fred Bird officiating. Military Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:
Wife, Cathy Fox of Center

Sons:
Mike Fox and wife Angi of Pearland, Texas
Carlos Lee Fox, Jr. & wife Alyssa of Stafford, Texas

Daughters:
Brenda Lee Hemry and husband Don of Oakhurst, California
Kay Simas and husband Robert of Ahwahnee, California
Carole Newgent and husband Steve of Kissimmee, Florida
Tradie Galindo and husband Ben of Granbury, Texas

Twenty-One grandchildren and Eighteen great-grandchildren.

Brothers:
Carl James Fox, Jr. and wife Hildie of Sebring, Florida
Joseph Fox and wife Audria of Battle Creek, Michigan

Sister: Barbara Smith and husband Gilbert of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Adopted Son: Luis Salazar and wife Wendy of Center

God Son: Alex Munoz of Center

Sister-in-Law: Pauline Kaper and husband Ronnie of Center

Brother-in-Laws:
Roy Lamden and wife Sandra of Amarillo,Texas
Troy Lamden and wife Kathy of Graham, Texas

Caretaker and Special Friend of the Family: Sheila Dixon - whose compassion, care and devotion made his last days the best they could be.

He was preceded in death by:
Parents, Carl James Fox & Lucille Lee Miller Fox
Son, Ted Fox
Sisters, Martha Beckwith and Peggy Evens

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


10/08/09

Tommie Itasca Steward, 105, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born February 18, 1904 in Josephine, Texas to James Thornton Henson and Sally Ann Harper Henson.

At Ms. Steward's request, she is being cremated. A private memorial will be held in Marlow, Oklahoma in the near future.

She is survived by :
Daughter, Pauline Lorah of Center
Son, Tommy Neal Steward of Berlin, Germany
Six Grandchildren
Fifteen Great Grandchildren
Five Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Sedric Steward
Son, Billy Leon Steward

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


10/07/09

Funeral services for Mr. Arvel Pate, 88, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 10:00am Friday, October 9, 2009, in First Baptist Church , Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Pate passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Green Acres of Center, Center, Texas.

Born December 3, 1920, in Center, Texas, he was the son of the late Willie and Ida (Powdrill) Pate. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was awarded numerous combat medals for his service in Normandy, France and Germany, and was a POW during the European campaign. On December 20, 1941, he married Dorothy Hendrick in Center, Texas. Mr. Pate retired as a machinist with Hallmark of Center and was also a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Hendrick Pate of Timpson.

Sons: David Pate and wife Debra; Danny Pate and wife Sue; Timmy Pate and wife Cheryl; and Jeff Pate and wife Cynthia, all of Timpson.

Daughters: Arlene Horton and husband Hal of Timpson; Susan Naron and husband Joe of Nacogdoches; Elaine Parker of Nacogdoches and Pam Fausett and husband Jimbo of Timpson.

Brother: Dalton Pate of Timpson.

Sisters: LaVerne Pope of Wimberly, Texas; LaMerle Cockerham of Humble, Texas and Orine Ingram of Pasadena, Texas.

18 Grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

In Addition to his parents, Mr. Pate was preceded in death by son, Michael Eugene; Great-granddaughter, Megan Mason, and son-in-law, Butch Parker.

Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00pm, Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 2039 CR 1470, Timpson, Texas, 75975. The family of Mr. Pate is being served by Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


10/6/09

Allen Glyn Bearden, 69, of Center passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 14, 1939 in Wills Point to John H. Bearden and Nellie Le Grant Bearden.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

He is survived by:
Special Companion, margie Norden of Center.

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


10/5/09

James Black, Jr., 65, of Houston, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2009 at a Pasadena hospital.
He was born August 12, 1944 in Houston to James H. Black and Laura Davis Black.

At the family's request, Mr. Black has been cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is survived by:
Parents, James and Paula Black of Palestine
Brother, Ronald Lee Black of Deer Park
Special Friend, Deb Zook of Deer Park

Preceded in death by:
Mother: Laura Maybelle Davis Black
Brothers, Donald Earl Black and Richard Thomas Black

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


Bobby L. Stanley, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, October 5, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born August 13, 1929 in San Augustine to Ira “Doc” Stanley and Bertie Mae McBride Stanley. He served in the US Army from 1947 – 1949 and was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Wife, Reecie Stanley of Center

Sons:
Steve Stanley of Center
Mark Stanley & wife Linda of Center
Pat Stanley & wife Angela of Roanoke
Stuart Stanley & wife Mariana of Spring
Simon Stanley & wife Carla of Center

Grandchildren:
Ian Stanley
Robert Stanley
Christian Stanley
Jonathan Stanley

Sister, Marie Long of Center

Preceded in death by:
Brothers, John P. Stanley, Bill Stanley, Jack Stanley, and Gene Stanley
Sister, Dorothy Foster

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


John Richard Smith, 48, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009 at a Longview hospital. He was born February 5, 1961 in Center to John Smith and Ella Mae Webb Smith. Mr. Smith was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Windham, A.J. Adams, Richard Windham, Marcus Adams, Donald “Doc” Moore and Anthony Stoker. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Smith and Stoney Whittington.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Cynthia Adams & husband King of Marshall
Lynn Windham & husband Richard of Center
Georganna Smith of Monroe, Louisiana

Nieces:
Amanda Sigler & Amie Adams

Nephews:
Jeffery Windham, Marcus Adams, A.J. Adams, Brandon Gwin, Bryan Gwin, and Justin Gwin.

Great Nieces:
Kira Lee Windham, Kelsie Waller, Alyssa Waller & Sara Diane Merchant

Great Nephew & Special Little Buddy, Keaton Sigler

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


10/02/09

Ruth Mitchell Powdrill, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2009 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born February 28, 1928 in Louisiana to Andrew Lee Mitchell and Georgia Buckingham Mitchell. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 2, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:

Husband, Charles Powdrill of Center

Daughters:
Peggy Woodfin & husband Neil of Center
Melissa Powdrill Bailey & husband John of Center

Son, Mike Powdrill & wife Sheila of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Amy Woodfin Rains of Houston
Phillip Woodfin of Tyler
Mandy Powdrill of Joaquin
Tyler Bailey of Center

Sister, Ollie Phillips of New Jersey

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Son, Allen Powdrill
Three Sisters, Three Brothers
Grandson, Michael Todd Powdrill

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


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10/31/2014
Mrs. Jimmie Dunham,101, of Logansport formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

She was born October 30, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to Oscar and Betty (Smith) Bivens. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin since 1937. She was a Charter Member of Joaquin Chapter 903 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Oscar and Betty Bivens, Son, David Dunham, Son, Ken Dunham & Brothers & Sisters.

She is survived by:

Grandchildren:
Steve Dunham & wife, Ann of Kentucky
Sonya Campbell of Temple
Mark Dunham & wife, Alison of Lexington, SC
Dan Dunham & wife, Tina of Cleburne
Nara Cole & husband, Ronnie of Sour Lake

Great-Grandchildren: Christan Campbell, Holly Campbell, Grant Dunham, Joshua Dunham, Nicholas Dunham, David Dunham & Laurel Williams

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Khloe Campbell & Brooke Campbell

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Steve Dunham, Mark Dunham, Dan Dunham, Grant Dunham, Ronnie Cole & Wayne Swan

Honorary Pallbearers: Joshua Dunham, Nicholas Dunham & David Dunham

Special Thank You to Mary Swan, Dee Strickland, Diane Cole & Virginia Campbell for the special care you gave to our Mamaw.

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


10/30/2014

Marcelle Stone Smith, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. A visitation will be held at Carroll Cemetery prior to the graveside service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Ms. Smith was born November 26, 1936 in Joaquin to Gladys Stone Mayfield. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by

Sons:
Sammie Stephen Smith and wife, Edie of Huxley
Larry Reed Smith and wife, Connie of Huxley

Daughter: Rhonda Lynn Smith of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Shawna Melvin and husband, Jeremy of Vidor
Brian Smith and wife, Danielle of Vidor
Emily Buckley and husband, Michael of Huxley
Brandi Floyd and husband, Robert of Joaquin

Step Grandchildren:
Sarah Johnson
Ryan Perrin

Great Grandchildren:
Allie Melvin of Lumberton
BrieAnna Thomas of Huxley
Jackson Thomas of Huxley
Josh Thomas of Huxley
Tye Buckley of Huxley
Urijah Floyd of Joaquin
Grayson Floyd of Joaquin
Hunter Smith of Center
MacKenzie Smith of Vidor

Step Great Grandchild: Riley Perrin

Special Sister: Gwen Roquet of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Sammie G. Smith
Mother: Gladys Stone Mayfield
Grandparents: Robert Stone and Emmaline Stone

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


Bro. Charles Hannah, 53, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Bro. Hannah was born August 15, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Joseph Hannah and Betty Joyce Hadwick Hannah. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Bro. Hannah was a minister of the gospel for nearly three decades. He had a passion for the gospel and for helping others.

He is survived by
Children:
Delaena Evridge and husband, Boyd of Center
Josh Hannah and wife, Sarah of Center

Grandchildren:
Cadence Hannah of Center
Gabriel Hannah of Center
Alivia Hannah of Center

Brothers:
Joe Hannah Jr. of Judsonia, Arkansas
Lynn Hannah and wife, Janet of Bald Knob, Arkansas

Sister: Linda Stephens and husband, Buck of Judsonia, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Janet Hannah
Parents: Joseph Hannah and Betty Joyce Hadwick Hannah

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


Elnora Lacy “Buck” Mackey, age 83, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Colonial Pines Health Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at New Union Grove Baptist Church with interment at Union Grove Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating.

Visitation and wake will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Mackey (Jacqueline) of Dallas, Texas
James Robert Mackey of San Augustine, Texas
Tommy Lacy of San Augustine, Texas
Michael Anthony Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters:
Azzie Elnora Brown (Rev. Henry) of Troup, Texas
Azzie Lee Porter (Wayne) of San Augustine, Texas

16 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Willie Lacy (Mary) of Houston, Texas
O. V. Lacy (Carolyn) of San Augustine, Texas
T. C. Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Sister, Tillie B. Lee of Fort Worth, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Mauddie Ann “Doodle” Gilchrist, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.

Ms. Gilchrist was born February 5, 1936 in Center to Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Rickey Gilchrist and wife, Teresa of Center
David Gilchrist and wife, Angie of Center

Grandchildren:
Randall Gilchrist and wife, Cheli of Center
Wesley Gilchrist and wife, Brittney of Center
Brandi Gilchrist and Jayson Guzman of Center
Brittany Gilchrist of Center
Heather Mahan and fiancé, Billy Partlow of Center
Torie Gilchrist and Jeremy Nettles of Center
Kristin Peace and husband, Tanner of Center

A number of Great-Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Fred Johnson of Center

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Faucet of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: C.B. “Buddy” Gilchrist
Parents: Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews
Brothers and Sisters: Doug Andrews, Loyce Johnson, Dorothy “Dot” Fenley and husband, Gene

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


10/29/2014

Elizabeth Ann Ross passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 63 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Ms. Ross was born in Center, Texas and was a longtime resident of the New Orleans area.

She was the Daughter of the late Edwin and Marie Scruggs Ross; Sister of Dr. Edwin Ross, Jr. and sister-in-law of Nancy Ross; Aunt of Colin Ross and Kimberly Ross.

Her strength, loyalty, and ever-present smile were an inspiration to all those who shared in her life. She was loved by her many friends, and will be greatly missed by her family.

A graveside burial service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, November 3 at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

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


John W. Ashby, 66, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Center, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Georgetown.

John was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, TX since 1954. John graduated from Center High School, attended Georgetown University, and The University of North Texas.

John worked for Beall Brothers as a store manager prior to beginning his career with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor and retired in 2009.

John was preceded in death by

Father, A.H. Ashby of Center

Daughter, April McGill of San Marcos

He is survived by

Wife, Sue Ashby

Son, J.W. Ashby

Mother, Mildred Ashby

Sister, Diana A. Davis of Center

Grandchildren: Shelby Gentry and Austin Gentry

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org

Cremation services are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Home, Round Rock, Texas.


10/28/2014

Marcus T. Goodwin, (38) of Center, died October 26, 2014. Mr. Goodwin’s services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The funeral services will be at Abundant Love Ministries located at 1218 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935. Rev. Robert Gipson will be Officiating.

Marcus Goodwin is survived by:

Wifey, Rachelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Sons:
LaMarcus Goodwin of Center, Texas
Avanta’ Fredieu of Tenaha, Texas

Daughter, Marchelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Step-Son, SaDarion Walker of Center, Texas

Father, Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas

Mother, Shirley Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Grandmother, Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Brothers:
Christopher Singleton of Canada
Louis Singleton of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Jessica Singleton of Longview
Ashley Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Ariel Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Kylie Singleton of Longview, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Friday October 31, 2014 (all day). Burial will be at St John Cemetery in the (Africa Community). Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Ruth Goodwin’s residence.

Services Entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas 75935


Pearline Andrews Windham, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. Windham was born January 1, 1920 in Enterprise, Alabama to William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews. She was employed at Center ISD for many years, where she enjoyed working in the cafeteria. Mrs. Windham loved sewing, cooking, gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by
Son: David Windham and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Janet Hughes and husband, Edward of Carthage
Darla Smith and husband, Carey of Nashville
Cathryn Windham of Terlingua
William Windham of Nacogdoches
Allison Gallegos and husband, Ed of Jonesboro

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Breaux of Nashville
Harrison Windham of Strawn
Madolyn Windham of Jonesboro
Vicente Gallegos of Jonesboro

Sister: Sally Anderson of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Preston Windham of Center

Special Friend: Paul Breaux of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Albert W. Windham
Son: William Henry Windham
Parents: William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews

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


10/27/2014

Dale Harding, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Mr. Harding was born July 7, 1960 in Brenham to Jim Harding and Helen Stegmann Harding.

He is survived by
Parents: Jim and Helen Harding of San Augustine

Brothers:
Dennis Harding and wife, Shelia of Nacogdoches
James Harding and wife, Judy of Center
Jeffery Harding and wife, Sherry of Shelbyville
Dean Harding of Shelbyville
Joe Harding of San Augustine
Levi Harding of San Augustine

Sisters:
Lori McSwain and husband, Steve of Center
Hope Harrison and husband, Jessi of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Walter and Norma Stegmann, L.T. and Jennie Harding

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


Wilson “Larkin” Miller, 93, a resident of Austin since 1967, passed away on October 25, 2014.

A full Military Honors Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Reverend Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

He was born in Shelby County, Texas, on January 14, 1921, the son of Jacob and Jennie McKenzie Miller. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1941 and later joined the US Air Force, serving in the European Theatre of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving 30 years. His next career was teaching automotive mechanics at a technical school, and his last career was owning and running a car lot. Everyone who met him soon realized they could bring him almost any broken machine - from lawnmowers to cars- and he would figure out a way to fix it.

We cherish and honor his courage and dignity: his devoted wife of nine years, Vera Youngbloom, daughter Vivian Miller and husband James Boylan; son Gary Miller and wife Gayle; daughter Deborah Bates and husband Bill; granddaughter Valerie Windle and husband Brody; granddaughter Madeleine Bates; great-grandson Levi Miller Windle; the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Vera Youngbloom, brothers- and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Lurlean Oswalt Miller, brother Leo Miller and sisters Artie B Alford and Altonia Brawley.

Pallbearers will be Norman Oswalt, Gary Miller, Keith Fincher, Ronnie Youngblood, Johnny Matthews and Sammy O'Rear.

The family is grateful for the love, prayers and generous spirit of the Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship, the domino players of the Oak Hill Senior Activities Center, very special niece Shirley Furlow Fincher, our neighbors in Circle C, and friends Micah White, Danny Campos, Cheryl Archer, and Laurel Briscoe.

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


10/24/2014

Mary LaVerne Smith, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

LaVerne was born October 16, 1930 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 42 years and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur. LaVerne was a retired licensed vocational nurse, having worked at Park Place Hospital for 14 years and for Dr. O. L. Echols for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Lee Moore; and six siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy McPayne of Vidor, TX, Linda Stephens and husband Steven; two sons, Kenneth Edward Moore and wife Pat of Beaumont, TX, Andrew Smith of Vidor, TX; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Jackson of Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Hutto and husband Jake of Waskom, TX, Tommie Rohrer and husband Jim of Sacramento, CA; one brother, James Lout and wife Ann of Conroe, TX; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 at First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur with Reverend Darrell McCoy and Reverend Barry Scruggs officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the church.


10/23/2014

Jimmie Boland, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Tyler. She was born April 24, 1929.

Graveside service is under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


10/22/2014

Cole Hooper, 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hooper was born January 8, 1964 in Center to Billy Wayne Hooper and Ann Crain Hooper. He was an avid outdoorsman and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Dameon Dewayne Hooper
Michael Shane Fenley and wife, Heather of Center
Dillon De’Cole Hooper of Snook
Shyanna Marie Hooper of Snook

Mother: Ann Hooper of Center

Sisters:
Pam Adkinson and husband, Howell of Center
Ginia Arvella and husband, Richard of Timpson

Brother: Jimmy Dwain Hooper of Huntsville

Four Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Billy Wayne Hooper

Pallbearers will be David Gilchrist, Brian Harkness, Wesley Gilchrist, Clint Adkinson, Kat McSwain, Heath Adkinson, Steve Tomlin, Alan Hooper and Weldon Bailey. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


Jesse J. Jones, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Jesse J. Jones was born in the Antioch Community of Shelby County to William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones on December 1, 1934. He married Lucille Mena on February 13, 1960 and they celebrated fifty-four years together.

Jesse served two terms in the United States Army from 1958 to 1964, during which time he was in the Third Armored Division and also served as a Medic. He retired from Brown & Root Marine Operators after 30+ years. He began a new career as a log truck driver with the Barr Brothers and later with Roscoe McSwain.

Jesse enjoyed rodeos in his younger years and participated in the rough stock events. He was a member of Rodeo Cowboy Association and was a lifetime member of AQHA. He loved the outdoors, especially farming and raising race horses. He was a faithful longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Lucille Mena Jones of Center

Daughter: Deidra Annette Jones of Spring

Sons:
Kenneth Duane Jones and wife, Amanda of Center
Gary Alan Jones and wife, Susan of Lindale
William Casey Jones and wife, Gina of Spring

Grandchildren:
Zackary Jones of Nacogdoches
J.T. Jones of Center
Jackson Jones of Spring
Kelsi Jones of Lindale
Kendal Wise of Tyler
Derek Wise and wife, Kelly of Lindale

Three Great Grandchildren

Brother: Charles Ray Jones and wife, Pat of Patroon

Niece: Charla Jones of Lufkin

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Jesse and Willie Ruth Jones

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Alan Jones, Casey Jones, Zackary Jones, J.T. Jones, Charles Ray Jones, Roscoe McSwain and Derek Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Jones, Lynn Mena, Ray Mena, Ronnie Mena, Vernon Santos, Jerry Walker, Tommy Hughes, Tim Wulf, Mickey Wilson and Tom Watkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese Remodeling Fund.

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


10/19/2014

Nolen Cogswell, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Nolen Cogswell was born November 10, 1923, to the late Aquila Levi Cogswell and Mary Elizabeth Day. He graduated from Center High School in 1942. Nolen did not qualify for military service, but served his country during World War II by working in the shipyards in Seattle, Washington, building destroyers. This is where he met his wife of 69 years, Margaret Ellen Hagenlock, of Seneca, South Dakota. They were married in October 1945 and moved to Texas where they lived and reared their family. Nolen and Ellen operated a grocery store in Joaquin for many years until Nolen was appointed Post Master in the Joaquin Post Office. After retirement, he continued raising cattle and began his love of gardening. He was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ. He will always be remembered for his friendly and outgoing personality.

Nolen is survived by
Wife: Ellen Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Doug Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas
Phyllis Franks of Conroe, Texas
Mary Ellen Lowe and husband, Buren, of Joaquin, Texas
Lori Willey and husband, Pat, of Magnolia, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amber Terrell and husband, Troy, of Mansfield, Louisiana
Morgan Beasley and husband, Josh of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dane Cogswell of Mansfield, Louisiana
Cortney Kays and husband, Josh of Bedford, Texas
Colby Franks and wife, Kelsey, of Katy, Texas
Jeanine Jones and husband, Matt, of Murphy, Texas
Brannon Lowe of Joaquin, Texas
Rachel Willey of Austin, Texas
Kathleen Willey of Houston, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexie, Kingston, and Lelex Terrell
Brady and Levi Kays
Nolen and Sawyer Franks
Caleb, Joshua, and Johnathan Jones

Step Great-Grandchildren:
Alley and Abby Beasley

Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
James Henry Cogswell and wife, Judy, of Reserve, Louisiana
Pat Cogswell and wife, Mary, of Dickinson, Texas

Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law:
Carl, Del, Les, and Glen Hagenlock
Roger Hagenlock and wife, Bonnie

Numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends

Nolen is preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Stevie Leigh Franks.

Pallbearers will be Josh Beasley, Dane Cogswell, Josh Kays, Colby Franks, Matt Jones and Brannon Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Dean and Joe Hughes.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 1012 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


10/17/2014

W.I. Davis, Jr., 92, of Center, Texas passed away on October 17, 2014 at his home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

W.I. Davis, Jr., a lifelong resident, was born in Center, Texas to the late W.I. Davis, Sr. and Eula Redditt Davis on September 29, 1922. He graduated from Center High School in 1939 and attended both Schreiner University and the University of Texas. During World War II, he was a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps, obtaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. On April 5, 1947, he married Inez Neilson Davis. They enjoyed 67 wonderful years together and raised 2 children, Neilson Davis and Cynthia Davis Griffin of Center, Texas.

For over 30 years, he was the Mobil Oil Company consignee along with managing a cattle operation and several large tree farms. W.I. served as a member of Farmers State Bank’s Board of Directors for 57 years. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank from 2004 to 2008. Additionally, W.I. received the 50 Year Banker Award from the Texas Bankers Association in 2007.

His life was filled with service to his community, church, and family legacy. W.I. used his service and leadership abilities when he was appointed as a director of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, the Texas Forestry Association, the Forest Landowners Association, the Shelby County Soil and Conservation District, and head of the District Selective Service Board. He served as a board member of the Federal Land Bank Association of Tyler. He was also a lifetime member of the Texas Forestry Association, as well as a member of the Heritage Foundation, the Shelby County Appraisal District Committee, and the American Farm Bureau Federation Forestry Advisory Committee, where he also served as Chairman. W.I. also received the Texas Department of Transportation Road Hand Award for his contributions, the Tree Farmer of the Year Award from the Tree Farmers Association, the Target 2000 Texas A&M University System Distinguished Service Award, and the 1995 Fort Worth Star Telegram Farm and Ranch Award for Texas Best in Timber Farming. In addition, he served Shelby County as a president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in the 1950’s.

W.I. had a passion for helping high school students particularly those from Shelbyville I.S.D. He and Inez established scholarships in memory of their parents, W.I. and Eula Davis and H.H. and Mavet Neilson. These scholarships are awarded annually to every graduating senior who desires to continue their education.

He was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Fellowship Hall Building Committee. W.I. also gave much of his free time to the Methodist Children’s Home Boys Ranch where he served as a Wrangler and as a commissioner of the Methodist Church Children’s Home.

W.I. was an avid aviator since joining the Air Corps in 1942, serving as a founding member of the Center Airport Committee. He was also a drag racing enthusiast.

W.I.’s life of service to his community, church, and family was evident in his work ethic and shown in his many volunteer roles. He was a man of integrity and incredible humor to those who knew him and to those whom his work in the community affected. He will be greatly missed by many, but he has left a great footprint in the land and hearts of East Texans.

W.I. is survived by his loving wife, Inez Neilson Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Neilson and Diana Ashby Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Davis Griffin and Guy Griffin; grandson, Patrick Griffin and wife, Kasey Griffin; granddaughter, Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband, Wesley Wahn; great-grandsons, Justin and Jason Bobbitt; Shannon Grammer, and Larry and Brandi Shoults and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by sister, Christine Kenny Hankins; sister, Catherine Davis Pinkston; niece, Jeannine Foster Walker; and nephew, Joe Davis Foster.

A heartfelt thanks to Marie Small, the caregivers of Always There Home Care and Accolade Hospice for their loving care of our father.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010, Waco, Texas 76708 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Thelma Hooter, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born February 27, 1941 in Idabelle, OK to Jarvis and Lehi (Arck) Level. She worked as a nurse for many years.

She is preceded in death by a brother & a sister.

She is survived by:

Husband, Marvin Hooter of Shelbyville

Step Son, Kevin Hooter & wife, Juliene of Gilbert, AZ

Grandchildren:
Evan Hooper of Gilbert, AZ
Gracie Thompson of San Diego, CA

Sisters-in-law:
Mary Cooper of Dayton
Anita Hunter of Dayton

Brothers-in-law:
Howard Hooter & wife, Teresa of Dickinson
Buddy Hooter & wife, Linda of Troy

Sisters:
Donna, Shirley, Sally & Gloria Jean
Several Other Loving Family Members

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


10/15/2014

Edward Henry Vaughn, 67, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on October 14, 2014, in Houston Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Laird Funeral Home from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

Edward was born on June 20, 1947, in Center, Texas to the late Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider. He grew up in Huxley, Texas. He attended Joaquin High School and graduated in 1965. After high school he went on to attend Allreds Business College in Lufkin, Texas. In January 1966, Edward met, what he knew from the very beginning, would be his future wife, Joan Patricia Stansel. Edward and Joan dated for six months and on July 8, 1966, they became one. They moved to Euless, Texas where they lived about 20 years. While living in Euless, Edward was a Master Mason and a member of Estelle Lodge # 582 of Euless, Texas. Edward later moved his family back home to East Texas.

Edward was an avid golfer; you would find him, just about every day, enjoying golfing at Woodland Hills with his friends. Edward and Joan enjoyed each others company, they would travel, and go on cruises together when ever they had a chance. He was very protective and devoted to his wife. Always side by side with his love, Joan. Edward was very well known by many. He was self employed; the owner of Ed’s Muffler Shop and Brake Service in Nacogdoches, Texas from 1987-2005. He was a very kind man; always helping others when ever they needed his help, very devoted to his family and friends. Edward was very proud of his family. He loved his darling daughter, Susan, and he adored his granddaughter, Alyssa. He was a member of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Patricia Stansel Vaughn; daughter,Susan Cavanaugh and husband, Jeff; granddaughter, Alyssa Cavanaugh; sisters, Bertha Lee Raymond and husband, Dean, Mildred Dillard, and Joan O’Rear.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider; and his sister, Agnes Bryan.

Pallbearers will be James Raymond, Chuck Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Keith O’Rear, Randy Dillard, Ronnie Dillard, Donald Dillard, Waylon Bryan, and David Bryan.

Services are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jeanne Marcelle Henry died October 9, 2014.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Marcelle was born June 28th, 1919 in d’Ecommoy, France to John Hendrick Roberts, an American soldier stationed in France, who married a lovely young French maiden, Marcelle Naomi Desmouliere. Hendrick brought his new family back to Center, TX, then to New York City, then back to TX during Marcelle’s formative years. While A Texan at heart, she often reminisced of her New York days. Marcelle met her spouse for life, Fred Henry, at a dance at UT while she was attending college. They were married in 5 months and she devoted most of her life to being a wife and mother of three. Her style and social graces, her famous cooking and lovely needle work will never be forgotten. Most importantly, her faith in Jesus Christ allows us, her family, to be confident and comforted in her eternal heavenly destiny and of our future reunion.

We thank all of her gifted, loving individual care givers and the loving staffs at ComForCare, Sheltering Arms Day Care Center, and Compassionate Care Hospice, all in Houston. We are grateful for each and every one of the caregivers who gave of themselves so generously.

Marcelle is survived by her son, William Hendrick Henry and his wife Ginny and John Robert Henry and his wife Debbie.

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


Roy Gene Walker, 75, of Monroe, LA formerly of Joaquin, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Mrs. Melba Rodgers officiating with military honors given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service starting at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1939 in Joaquin to Wayne and Lottie Mae (Wilson) Walker. He served in the US Army. He retired from the International Paper Co after many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Wayne & Lottie Mae Walker, Mother of son Glen Walker, Melba Taylor, 2 Brothers; David Walker & Jerrell Walker & Step-daughter, Angel Michelle Kelly.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ethel Mae Walker of Monroe, LA

Children:
Glen Walker & wife, Ann of Rayville, LA
Ricky Walker & wife, Tina of Oak Grove, LA
Tonya Walker Frost & husband, Chad of West Monroe, LA
Todd Walker & wife, Amanda of West Monroe, LA

Grandchildren
Jonathan Walker, Justin Tucker, Schyler Frost, Kaiden Frost, Leah Tucker, Ashton Walker & Ty Walker

Great-Grandchild, Bella Walker

Mother of Ricky, Todd and Tonya: Jane Phillips

Step Children:
Sandra Kay Frith & husband, Glenn of Columbia, LA
Tammy Busby & husband, Jimmy of Bossier City, LA
Steve Kelly & wife, Recce of Monroe, LA

Step Grandchildren: James Frith, Allen Frith, Randy Joe Frith, Brandon Busby, Jonathan Busby, Morgan Crenshaw, Hunter Wyrick & Stormy Wyrick

Sisters:
Lillian Wallace of Center
Mary Anderson & husband, Tim of Center

Brother, Paul Walker & wife, Brenda of Stanley, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: David Walker, Jack Moran, Bill Sellers, Jimmy Busby, Jr. & Glenn Frith

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


Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Larry Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burgay was born February 12, 1928 in Utopia, Bandera County to Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor. She loved to travel, cook and always enjoyed a good game of dominos. Ms. Burgay was a member of the Red Hat Society and Neuville Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Roger Coon and wife, Janice of of Joplin, Missouri
William Coon of Gilmer
Barney Coon of League City

Stepson: Johnny Burgay of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Twenty-eight Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Claud Elmo Coon
Husband: Leon Burgay
Parents: Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor
Brothers: Frank Taylor, Henry Taylor
One Infant Sister
Stepdaughters: Betty Jean, Dorothy Louise
Stepson: Ronnie Burgay

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


Robert E. Watts, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away at his residence in San Augustine on Monday, October 13, 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Red Land Cemetery with Rev. S. J. Clark officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Holman Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Latonya Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Lycinda Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Sons
Robert Sirell Watts (Cheryl) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Watts (Casandra) of Dallas, Texas

9 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters
Edwina Clifton (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
Dorothy Thomas (Ernest) of Kountze, Texas
Elizabeth Robinson of Oceanside, CA

Brother, Charles E. Watts of Houston, Texas

Host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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


Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette, 95, of Timpson, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home in Silas. She was born on August 21, 1919 in Huntington, Texas the daughter of Samuel Bonner and Effie White Bonner. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Edward Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church beginning at 1:00 PM and going until service time.

Cleona was very active throughout her life. She helped run the family farm, and she participated in the Home Demonstration Club. She was very involved as a leader in the 4-H. She was a great journalsist, writing for the Tenaha and Timpson News, submiting the Silas Community News. She loved to travel and took many trips abroad. During these trips she would chronicle the events and happenings to share with others when she returned home. Being a great cook, many great times were spent with family and friends in the kitchen and around the table. She had the heart of a true servant. She was a longtime faithful member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, and served in many capacities, including Worthy Matron, in the Timpson Order of the Eastern Star, Newbern Chapter #1135.

She is survived by her two sons: Bruce Crump and his wife Bonnie of Kilgore and Bernard Crump of Lufkin; by her 4 daughters: Nelda Robison and her husband, Tommy of Center, Betty Hairgrove of Timpson, Vicki Huckaby of Liberty, Texas and Valeta Hudman and her husband Billy of Timpson; by 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Allen “Bud” Crump on July 30, 1974, whom she married on January 1, 1938; by her parents: Samuel and Effie Bonner, by two brothers: Johnny Bonner and Hubert Bonner; and by two sisters: Rosalee Walters and Janie Gilbert.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mrs. Laviolette is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


10/14/2014

Odessa J. Powdrill, Odessa J. Powdrill, 93, of Garrison, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Powdrill was born August 21, 1921 in Garrison to William T. Strong and Era Pullen Strong. She was a member of Libby Church of Christ in Garrison.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Kathryn Howard of Garrison

Granddaughter: Lara Smith

Great Grandson: Emerson Smith

Brother, Joe Buck Strong of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband, Howell B. Powdrill

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Ray Strong, Justin Shull, Roger Clifton, Robert Powers, Clell Sparks, Leon Manning, Willie Cranford and Steve Cranford.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.


Willie Mae Fenley, 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born August 9,1927 in Shelby County to Willie T. Bullock and Kizze Mae (Richardson) Bullock.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie T. and Kizze Mae Bullock, Husband, Elva Fenley, Son, Robert Glen Phillips, Son, Charles Ray Bittick, Granddaughter, Regina Simonson, Grandson, Roger Phillips, Brother, Roy Bullock, Step-sons; Elton Fenley & wife, Ruth, Lamar Fenley & wife, Frances, Billy Jo Fenley & Zeno Fenley & Step-daughter, Thelma Fenley.

She is survived by:

Sister, Ruby Bullock of Center

Brother, Robert Bullock

Daughter-in-law, Delores Phillips of Carthage

Great Granddaughter, Ciji Simonson of Carthage

Great Grandson, Shawn Simonson of Carthage

Great Great Grandsons:
Kaden Ridgeway of Beckville
Jaxon Bagley of Carthage

Numerous Step Granddaughters, Step Grandsons, Step Great Grandsons & Step Great Granddauhgters

Niece, Cathy Casey & husband, Rick

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


10/13/2014

Lee Elma Jenkins, 65 of Center, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center with Bro. Kevin Dones officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center. The wake will be Thursday October 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 8, 1949 in Shelby County to Hudson Jenkins and Blue Bell Coleman Jenkins. She worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors and the Light & Champion. She was a member of the Lilly of the Valley Church of God in Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Hudson Jenkins and Sister, Helen Jenkins Haynes.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Blue Bell Jenkins of Center

Husband:
Jackie Pitts of Center

Children:
Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville
Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas
LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband, Chadwick of Houston
LaDerrica Pitts Williams & husband, Gary of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Raven Gardner, Joshua McNealy, Chadwick Bailey,
Des’mone Williams, Kiara Williams, Deonte Williams & Devin Williams

Great-Grandchildren:
Zion Bailey, Deondre Williams, Des’more Williams & Alasia Beauford

Half Sister:
Joyce Ann Cartwright of Shelbyville

Special Lifelong Friend:
James Newton of Center

Special to her heart:
Darryl Gardner of Huntsville

Nephew & Nieces:
Chris Jenkins of Huntsville
Veleka Haynes of Houston
Krashaun Haynes of Houston

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


Artis “Shedro” Jackson, age 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away during the early hours of Sunday, October 12, 2014 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery with Rev. George Cartwright, Officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Son, Johnny Ervin Jackson of Center, Texas

3 Daughters:
Reta Ann Hale (Donald) of Center, Texas
Shirley Jackson of San Augustine, Texas
Shonda Greer (Michael) of Center, Texas

7 Grand Children and 11 Great Grand children

3 Sisters
Dora Jones of the Bland Lake Community
Margureite King of Shelbyville, Texas
Lena Jones of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


10/12/2014

Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson, 83, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. George Grace officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:30 PM preceding the service.

Born September 3, 1931, in Rusk County, Texas, Bobbie Lou Anderson Brinson was the daughter of the late Jewell Bernice and Maud (Childs) Anderson. After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, Bobbie attended Lon Morris Junior College. In 1954 in Gary, TX, she married the late John Thomas Brinson. Bobbie spent the remainder of her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and poultry farm operator.

Surviving Bobbie are her son Frank Brinson of Timpson; daughters, Pam Franklin and husband Larry of Timpson and Cynthia Brinson and partner Carol Brinson of Timpson; brother C. E. “Sonny” Anderson and wife Janice of Longview; sisters, Nell Seelbach of Nacogdoches, Glenda Golemon and husband Stan of Dallas; Marjory Gregory of Arlington, TX, and Ann Davis and husband Bob of Long Branch, TX; granddaughter L’erin Brinson and great grandchildren, Colton Miles Carr and John Tristan Franklin.

Bobbie Anderson Brinson was preceded in death by her parents Jewell and Maud Anderson, husband John Thomas Brinson, and granddaughter Roxanne Brinson.

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


10/11/2014

Graveside services for Aubrey Lloyd Beckham, 65, of Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Reverend Bill Beckham will officiate.

Mr. Beckham was born November 18, 1948 in Nacogdoches, Texas and passed away October 10, 2014 peacefully in his sleep at home in Monroe, LA. He loved football and played halfback at Logansport High School. He was also a U. S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, 1970–1973 aboard the ammo ship USS Pyro.

He enjoyed hunting, yard work, oldies music and muscle cars. He was preceded in death by his parents Aubrey M. and Alice Lindsey Beckham.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Luse Beckham; daughter, Lindsey M. Beckham; siblings, Ann Beckham Hurst, Janet Beckham Stewart, and Edward Lynn Beckham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA - See more at http://kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com/obituary/aubrey-lloyd-beckham/#sthash....


10/08/2014

Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Crawford departed this life to enter his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. Tom was born in Timpson, Texas on March 15, 1927. He grew up in Joaquin, Texas.

He was drafted during WWII after he graduated from Joaquin High School. His first tour of duty took him to Korea. For a time after he got out of the U.S. Army but was in the Army Reserves. He worked in the East Texas oilfield and met the love of his life, Laura Gossett. They were married in 1947. Tom was called back into active duty. He decided to make the Army a career and served for 25 years, earning a Purple Heart. A second combat tour in Korea followed. Later he was deployed to Vietnam as an advisor during JFK’s presidency (1960-1961). His last overseas duty was spent in Okinawa as part of the logistical support for Vietnam (1966-1968). Tom retired at Fort Sill, Ok in 1970.

He and his family moved to Henderson in 1971 so they could be close to their families. Tom completed his education at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1974 and earned his BBA. Many friends were made at SFA. Later he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at SFA. Because of his love for education, Tom and Laura established several scholarships to provide students with educational opportunities. They also provided scholarships to students at East Texas Baptist University. His generous spirit blessed many during his life and left a lasting legacy.

His next career began at Henderson Clay Products where he was Personnel and Safety Director. When Boral Products acquired the brick business he served as a vice president until his retirement in l989. Tom served on various boards and was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce in Henderson. He was a long time active member of the Henderson Lions Club. Tom was also a 32nd degree mason and a shriner.

In the years following his retirement, Tom and Laura traveled to many places. Their special memories were made as they worked with the Volunteer Christian Builders from First Baptist Church, Henderson. As a member of FBC, Tom taught the Radio Bible Class for a time. He enjoyed the fellowship of this class and listened to it by radio when he was unable to attend services.

Thomas, along with his family, would want to thank the caregivers of Emeritus-Henderson. For the past year he was a resident of Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler, Texas. The care and attention he received was such a blessing as they ministered to his needs in many ways. The final salute given by those at Watkins-Logan touched the family since the men he lived with were like his brothers and the staff were like our family. A special heartfelt appreciation goes to these special men and women. Heart to Heart Hospice also gave excellent care to Tom. We appreciate each person who dedicated themselves to his service.

Loving God, his country, family and friends was evident by all who knew Tom. He found great pleasure in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Stella Kathryn Hall (Kathy) and Roy. Grandchildren-Trenton and Rachael Hall, Corby Hall, and Jen Hall. Great-children-Sam, Lilly, Levi, Luke, Reed, and Benjamin. They were the delight of his life. Nephews and nieces-Doug Crawford, Jr. , Joe Crawford, and Judy Zick. A special niece, Helen Holland, gave her time and love to her Uncle Tom.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Gossett Crawford, his parents, Tommy and Bessie Scott Crawford, sister, Bennie Alice Hutto, and brothers, Bud, Doug, Sr. and Charles.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Higgs officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Henderson Lions Club.

Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions can make them to SFASU Alumni Assn. at PO Box 6096, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-9918, East Texas Baptist University Scholarship Fund, c/o University Advancement, East Texas Baptist University, One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670, or the Volunteer Christian Builders of FBC at 207 W. Main St., Henderson, TX 75652. Any gifts or contributions would be appreciated.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.


10/06/2014

Milton Ray Barber, 62, of Corrigan, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Barber was born August 17, 1952 in Porter to G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber.

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Barber of Corrigan

Children:
Lynnon Ray Lewis and wife, Chrissy of Hudson
Samantha Jane Byrd and husband, Dillon of Central
Rachel Michelle Barber of Corrigan

Grandchildren:
Levi Neal Barber
Miles Raynes Barber
Payden Ray Barber
Ava Elizabeth Byrd

Step Grandchildren:
Jason Pina
Alice Pina

Brothers:
Jr. Barber of Houston
Bobby Barber and wife, Vickie of Latexo
Jerry Barber and wife, Kathy of Porter
Edward O’Neil Barber and wife, Terri of Central

Sisters:
Barbara Gail Scroggins and husband, Wyman of Zavalla
Doris Marie Francois and husband, Bobby of Corrigan

Special Cousins:
Donald Murray and wife, Sandy
Susie Hicks and husband, Donny
Marie Hicks
Sheila Jean Jurney
Charlie & Janie Wallin

Nephews:
Bryan Keith Barber
Josh Barber
Brent Barber
Zack Conway
Charles Lynn Conway

Nieces:
Marsha Francois
Tracy Francois
Christy Scroggins
Marlena Scroggins
Jessica Barber
Tonya Conway

Numerous other relatives and loved ones

Preceded in death by
Parents: G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber
Brothers: Garland Lee Barber, Charles Otis Conway

Pallbearers will be Donald Otis Murray, Jerry Barber, Edward Barber, Bryan Barber, Josh Barber and Bobby Francois.

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


10/05/2014

Jeane Burns, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burns was born April 7, 1938 in Pineland to Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by

Children:
Joe Burns and wife, Tammy of Roswell, New Mexico
Florance Adams and husband, Steve of Tenaha
Billy Burns and wife, Rayla of Silsbee
Charles Burns and wife, Brendah of Center
Bridget Kay Burns Collins of Harrisburg, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Mandie Caldwell and husband, Jerry
Loren Wade and husband, Corey
Rana Thornhill and husband, Brent
Whitney Minix and husband, Zack
Michael Adams
Janci Kay Burns
Mary JoLeigh Collins
Lance Aydan Collins
Angela Meredith
Aaron Burns

Eight Great Grandchildren

Life-long Friends:
Jean Alford
Lois Cox
Tammy Kyles

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Joe D. Burns
Parents: Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord
Beloved Mother-in-law: Lenora Burns

Pallbearers will be Craig Burns, Chester Burns, Paul Burns, James Cox, William Cox and Vince Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Scott and J.B. Scott.

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


10/03/2014

Benny "Gargoon" McCoy, age 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday night, October 1, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.

Wake will be held 6pm until 8pm, Saturday night, October 4, 2014 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with interment at Westview Cemetery with Pastor Brandon Owens to officiate.

He is survived by:

Mother, Willie Mae Ingram of Center

Step-father, Ulyssie Ingram of Center

Brother, Billy Ray McCoy of Center

Sisters:
Willie Jean Ragster of Bossier City, LA
Sarah Jane Mosby of Center

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


Maw Dee, 40, of Center passed away Friday, October 03, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church Chapel.

He was born January 1, 1974 in Burma to Pha Bu and Moe Lwai.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pree Gay of Center

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


10/02/2014

Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia, 24, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Mario Orellana officiating. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 5, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha. Services will be Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He was born June 9, 1990 in Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008. He worked for Red River Pump Specialist in Shreveport, LA. He is member of the Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Father:
Alfredo Acopa Ferral of Joaquin

Mother:
Mireya Alicia Acopa of Joaquin

Brother:
Alfredo Acopa of Joaquin

Sister:
Genesis Mireya Acopa of Joaquin

Maternal Grandmother:
Mireya Alicia Sanchez de Heredia

Paternal Grandmother:
Elia Ferral Montiel

Girlfriend:
Erika Arcibar of Center

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


Ronny Lynn Raybon, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Mamou, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana with Bro. Jimmy Price, Bro. Ben Brittain and Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Cassel Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana.

Mr. Raybon was born June 5, 1949 in Converse, Louisiana to Thomas Jefferson Raybon and Margie Mae McDonald Raybon. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 46 years: Sue Raybon of Joaquin

Children:
Eric Raybon and wife, Meschelle of Logansport, Louisiana
Rhonda Raybon Sandifer and husband, Michael of Joaquin
Brenda Raybon of Joaquin
Linda Raybon of Joaquin
Christine Raybon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Erica Gamble and husband, Johnie
Dillon Sandifer
Jessica Raybon
Vincent Raybon
Ronny Godinez
Lanie Godinez
Bobbie Sue Childress
Conner Raybon
Aidan Campbell
Nadia Campbell

Great Grandchild: Maddy Gamble

Mother: Margie Mae Anderson and husband, Alfred of Converse, Louisiana

Brothers:
Lonny Raybon and wife, Sherrie of Joaquin
Rickey Raybon and wife, Nita of Converse, Louisiana

Sister: Nancy Rigsby and husband, Delmer of Converse, Louisiana

Step Brothers:
Dow Anderson and wife, Mary
Dinky Anderson
Rod Anderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Thomas Jefferson Raybon

Pallbearers will be Joey Raybon, Dylan Raybon, Eli Raybon, Scotty Cummings, Mike Cummings Jr. and Bradley Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Darrell Alford, Bro. Dale Hicks, Mr. James Avant, Mr. Louie Bushiey, Bo Posey, “Tall Boy” and Jim Bilbrey.

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

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09/30/09

Joann Smith Thomson Norris, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at a Lufkin hospital. She was born December 22, 1929 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Arthur Ray Smith and Erma Veo Plew Smith. Ms. Norris was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Scull Family Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter:
Erma Dee Thomson Scull & husband John; and their family:
Drue Scull & wife Suzanne
C.D., Alayna & Molly
Dee Ann Scull Starr & husband Greg
Daniel, Abi, & Katie
Terry Scull & wife Alison
Caroline, Sarah & Laura Anne

Son:
Samuel Layton Norris & wife Leann; and their family:
Layton Norris & wife Danna
Lindsey, Stormi, Kaylee & Colby
Trasey Norris Allen & husband Mark
Amy Allgood Scott & husband Justin
Madelyn, Sami & Jordan
Justin Allgood & wife Jenn
Jessica, Jerrica & Jadia

Son:
Jack S. Norris, Jr. & wife Linda; and their family:
Jason Norris & wife Jennifer
Joel, Josiah & Jared
Josh Norris

Preceded in death by:
Brother, Jerry Smith
Longtime special friend and companion, J.C. Wilkinson

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


Peggie Jo Bowden, 82, of West Helena passed away September 29, 2009 in Little Rock. Mrs. Bowden was born April 22, 1927 in Joaquin, Texas to the late John Thomas Brown and the late Lena Harvey Brown.

She is survived by a son, Larry W. Bowden and wife, Sandra, of Little Rock; daughter, Pam Brady of Russellville; grandchildren, Wyn, Mary, Carter, and Madelyn Grace Bowden, and Tyler and Kingslei Brady; and great-grandchildren, Madison Jo and Bella Brady.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, King W. Bowden; and a brother, Don Brown.

Services for Mrs. Bowden will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2009 at West Helena United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena, Arkansas. Burial will be at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Reverend Richard Rodgers will officiate.

Local services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha, with interment to follow at Ramah Cemetery.

Local services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

09/29/09

Verniece Luman Holt, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 23, 1925 in Shelby County to John “Sel” and Eunice (Anderson) Luman. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Sel and Eunice Luman, Husband, Oliver “Dick” Holt and Daughter-in-law, Pansy Holt.

She survived by:
3 Sons:
David Holt of Lufkin
Lawrence Holt of Lufkin
Benny Holt & wife Jennifer of Center
Daughter:
Deborah Sue Holt Jones & husband Thomas of Lufkin
Grandchildren:
Brandon & Sheldon Holt
Christopher Jones
Aaron Jones
Ricky Holt, Shauna, Cory & Kaylyn
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Brother:
Verlon Luman of Center
3 Sisters:
Vastine Folsom of Center
Velma Smith of Center
Vaudine of Center

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


Kathryn Vitala, 93, of Center, passed away Monday, September 28, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 7, 1915 in Shelbyville to William Nathan and Mary Lee
(Johnson) Yates. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She worked as a welder for Baker Hughes Tool Co. for 28 years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William Nathan (W.N.) and Mary Lee Yates, Husband of 35 years, Norman James Vitala, Sister, Vivian Brame & husband Bracy, Sr., Brother, Myrl Yates & wife Myrtle, Sister, Verna Lea Myers & husband R.A., Brother, Evert Yates, Brother, Paul Yates, Nephew, Jackie Yates and Great Nephew, John Nathan Yates, Sister-in-law, Jerry Ann Yates.

She is survived by:
Brother:
Charles Yates of Port Arthur
Sister:
Iris Adams & husband Clarence Earl of Lakey
Niece:
Becky Yates of Center
Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends

Family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church in Center, Texas

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


09/28/09

Ronnie Metcalf, 61, of Center passed away Sunday, September 27, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born May 22, 1948, in Center to Jay Metcalf and Bivie Stanley Metcalf. Mr. Metcalf served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, Thursday, October 1st at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 1st at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by:
Sons:
Joshua A. Metcalf of Shelbyville
Jake Metcalf of Las Vegas, Nevada
MIchael Metcalf of Las Vegas, Nevada

Grandkids:
Courtney Metcalf, Colton Metcalf, Jayden Metcalf and Mikey Metcalf.

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


09/26/09

Nell Sue Mauldin Fory of Lake Cherokee, Longview, Texas, passed from this life in the early morning hours of September 26, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born at home, in Linden, Texas on July 27, 1929, the seventh child of Forest Houston, and Nancy Judson Mauldin. After graduating from High School in Linden and nursing school at Charity Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, she married Howard K. Fory on July 11, 1950 in Longview. She then made a home wherever Howard’s job took them. After retiring from nursing, she worked as a librarian in Lovington, New Mexico and sold real estate on Lake Cherokee. She was never happier than when in the company of friends and family, preferably playing canasta.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Howard, their three children, Gina Anderson and husband Raymond of Lovington, N.M., Nanci Bassett of Dallas, and Robert Fory and wife Carol of Longview. Also left behind, a sister, Becky Stanley of Longview, and seven grandchildren: Nathan Eubank and Jason Eubank, currently serving in Afghanistan, Seth Anderson and Matthew Anderson of Lovington, N.M., Brandon Baker of Red Oak, Texas, Lacy Turney of Dallas, Beau Bassett of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, three great grandchildren, Noah Turney of Dallas, Madison Eubank and Bailey Eubank of Hobbs, New Mexico, three sisters-in-law, Fran Fory, Mary Mauldin and Margie Mauldin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest Houston and Nancy Judson Mauldin, brothers James, Bluford, Gene and Forest and one sister, Irmadee.

Her beautiful smile cheered, comforted and warmed many hearts throughout her 80 years. She was well-loved and will be greatly missed.

Services will be held Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 10:00 AM at Centre Presbyterian Church, 8531 FM Rd. 2011, Longview, Texas. Interment will be at 2:00 PM in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Arrangements are made by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centre Presbyterian Church, or your favorite charity. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


09/25/09

Curtis J. Hilliard, 83, passed away Friday, September 25, 2009 at The Tower Nursing Home in Smithville, Texas. He was born September 3, 1926 in Tenaha, Texas to William Lovell and Annie Lou (Matthews) Hilliard.

Upon graduating from Tenaha High School in 1943, Curtis moved to Houston to work for Brown & Root. Eighteen months later he went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and was immediately drafted into the Army where he served in World War II and the Korean War. After 37 years with Southwestern Bell in Houston, Curtis retired to Youpon Ridge on Toledo Bend Lake where he enjoyed fishing, and raising Wood Ducks. His favorite pastime was sitting on his porch viewing his beloved lake, watching the many varieties of birds, and his wandering pets.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Restland Cemetery with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be Monday, September 28, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Annie Hilliard, and Siblings, Marie Ferricane, Glen Hilliard and Ruby Mae Whiteside.

He is survived by:
Wife of 63 years:
Joyce Ray Hilliard of Houston
3 Daughters:
Libbey Scheible & husband Glen of Muldoon
Glenna Hamilton & husband Bill of Austin
Melinda Hammond & husband Glenn of Houston
3 Grandchildren:
Jennifer Gilligan of Comanche
Ashley Hamilton of Austin
Will Hamilton of Austin
1 Great Granddaughter:
Sarah Renee Gilligan
Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Glen Scheible, Bill Hamilton, Glenn Hammond, Will Hamilton, and nephew Larry Lee.

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


9/24/09

C.D. “Jake” Vaughn, 88, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley, Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Lamar Denby officiating. A Masonic Graveside will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Lodge #32. Visitation will be Friday, September 25, 2009 starting at 10:00 a.m. and continue until service time.

He was born September 30, 1920 to Clayton and Annie (McDonald) Vaughn. He was a lifelong member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. He worked as a farmer, rancher, carpenter, roughneck, and also worked for the County Commissioner Pct. 2. He was a Master Mason for more than 60 years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clayton and Annie Vaughn, Wife, Oneita Vaughn, Brothers, Bill Vaughn, Tom Vaughn, Jim Vaughn and Henry Vaughn and Sisters, Ophelia Snider, Dobie Wagstaff and Bessie Lanier.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Margaret Cockrell & husband Jer
ry of Joaquin
Daughter:
Lynette Vaughn of Carthage
Grandchildren:
Ricky Cockrell & wife Kathy of Joaquin
Brad Cockrell & wife Lisa of Joaquin
Charles Elliott & wife Mandi of Carthage
Stephen Elliott & wife Kelly of Huxley
Great Grandchildren:
Brandon & Katelyn Cockrell
Meagan & Allyson Cockrell
Hunter, Tanner, & Physher Elliott and Paris Nichols
Clayton Elliott
2 Sisters:
Eula Long of Huxley
Catherine Rash of Monticello, Ark.
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Special Caregivers:
Edith Risinger
Hazel Risinger
Pallbearers:
Chuck Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Phillip Chambliss,
Keith Oswalt, Wayne Goldsberry and Travis Long
Honorary Pallbearers:
Hunter Elliott, Tanner Elliott, Brad Cockrell,
Ricky Cockrell, Charles Elliott and Stephen Elliott

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


Thomas Courtney, Jr. 44, of Splendora, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009.

A Memorial Service will be held a later date.

He was born September 11, 1965 to Thomas Eugene Courtney, Sr. and Betty Gail Fenley.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marion Courtney of Splendora
Son:
Thomas Eugene Courtney, III of Splendora
Mother:
Betty Gail Timmons of Georgia
3 Brothers:
Brian Keith Courtney of La Porte
David Edward Courtney of La Porte
Anthony James Courtney of Colorado Springs, CO
Uncle:
Glenn Nichols, Jr. of Splendora

Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


09/23/09

Mattie Frank Willingham Wyatt, 90, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born October 1, 1918 in Center to W. W. Ballard, Sr. and Mattie Lou McLendon Ballard. Ms. Wyatt was an auxiliary member of Gideons International, a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where she taught the Dorcas Sunday School Class for many years, a member of the Golden Harvest Club and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, an avid “42” player and loved to fish.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, September 25th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, September 26th at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Wyatt, Stephen Wyatt, Joel Campbell, Kerry Lucas, Phillip Coffman and Jimmy Fischer. Honorary Pallbearers will be 1st Lt. Thomas Eckerfield, USMC, Larry Ballard and David Bain.

She is survived by:

Sons:
George “Butch” Willingham & wife Kathy of Tyler
W. Hal Wyatt & wife Delores of Center
Don B. Wyatt & wife Jane of Nacogdoches

Granddaughters:
Mandy Campbell & husband Joel of White Oak
Misty Eckerfield & husband, 1st Lt. Thomas Eckerfield, USMC of Tyler
Nancy Eastland & husband Scott of Eldorado, Arkansas

Grandsons:
Robert Wyatt & wife Kelly of Saginaw
Stephen Wyatt & wife Anna of Lufkin
John Wyatt & wife Erin of Nacogdoches
Billy Wyatt & wife Jennifer of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Sunny Eckerfield, Mason Campbell, Clayton Campbell, Seth Wyatt, Kaleb Wyatt and Mason Wyatt

Preceded in death by:
Husband, George A. Willingham, Sr., CWO-W4, USAF
Daughter, Sharon Willingham
Husband, W. Robert Wyatt
Three Sisters, Three Brothers

Memorials can be made in Ms. Wyatt’s name to Gideons International or the First Baptist Church.

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


Joe Conley Blackman, born October 29, 1929 and present in heaven September 21, 2009, Joe Conley Blackman led an honorable life filled with love, adventure, and unprecedented dedication to his Center High School sweetheart and wife Mooneen Yvonne Winger.

If variety is the spice of life, then his was extremely spicy! His adventures started in the backwoods of East Texas. He was born in Tenaha, but moved often to places like Terrapin Neck, Carthage, Joaquin, and others. Even a dirt-floor farm house was home for him and his siblings.

Barefoot, and wearing his everyday hand-me-down overalls, fun for him and his brother R.B. was catching crawdads in the creek, hoping it would be enough for dinner. When the fish weren't biting, they would climb the railroad trestle, hang off the edge, and see who could last longer. The roaring train above them often decided who would be walking home wet. He made his own toys, such as pushing around a barrel ring with a flattened tin can nailed to a stick. He was a proficient stilt walker, and earned his Grapette money shooting marbles.

He was very close to his mother, and loved to watch her cook his favorite desserts like chocolate pie, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding. She often served him cornbread and milk, which he enjoyed all his life, and even this year.

He lived in a two-story frame house on Nacogdoches St. in Center, across from the Grammar School. He later attended Center High School where he met the love of his life, Mooneen Y. Winger. Music was one of the many loves they had, and both played in the band. She played bass clarinet, and he played baritone, sometimes trombone. They began a classic relationship, which evolved into a beautiful life-long symphony. On January 1, 1951 he joined the United States Air Force. After his return from basic training, they were married in Center on July 19, 1951. They were each other's best friend and love until she became present in heaven on April 28, 1999 after losing a hard fought battle to cancer. Our Dad lost half of himself that day.

After flight school, he flew in the B-29, B-36, and became a radio operator. He then joined the Strategic Air Command, and became a B-52 tail gunner. He served in both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars and did so with pride and thankfulness. He received the Air Force Longevity Service Award, Korean Service Medal, FEAF Air Medal, FEAF U. N. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. During that time he was stationed in Kansas, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and Georgia. TDY duty took him to many exotic places overseas.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1971, he went back to school and studied Heating & Air Conditioning. In 1975 he was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier, and did so for 20 years. He was the postman that always went above and beyond, making conversation with elderly patrons that rarely had visitors, or repairing anything that was broken. He simply cared about people in need. When Christmas would come he would get so many cookies, cakes, pies, and other goodies it would fill our dining room from the top of the table to covering the floor.

While stationed in Puerto Rico they made another addition to the family, their daughter, Susan Kay. She quickly became Daddy’s little girl, whom he sang to, read to and taught her how to bowl and play softball and what to expect from a man with regard to opening a door or holding her chair at dinner. Then on June 16, 1961, the final and most precious son Scott Edward was born. He too was read to, sang to and participated in Track and Field, bowling, fishing (one of Dad’s best fishing buddies) and then went on to learn to play trombone, just as his Dad had done before him. Since he was gone so much in the service we made it a point to always have a family day and special family vacations which included: a trip to Broadway to see Mame and Cabaret, a trip to Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Canada and so many more.

He was an extraordinary Dad, a devoted and faithful husband, and a man people easily grew to love. We will miss him, but we will always think of him with love in our hearts and thankfulness that God brought us all together to share in the special moments that make life worthwhile!

He was preceded in death by his wife Mooneen Y. Blackman, two sisters, Billie Jean Langham, and Alma Bottomley, two brothers, W.C. Blackmon, and R.B. Blackman, his mother Nancy Daniels, and parents-in-law Charles E. Winger and Mary Helen WInger.

He is survived by his son Scott Blackman and wife Linda of Ft Worth, his daughter Susan K. Reed and husband Randy of Sacul; three grandchildren, Jennifer West of Nacogdoches, R. Spring Wilson of Texas City, and Jacob West and wife Lauren of San Antonio; and five great-grandchildren, Joel Rhodes, Christopher Wilson, Sunnie Mooneen Morris, Cheyenne Morris, and Jadeanna Morris.

If you knew Joe C. Blackman, went to school or church with him, or perhaps you are family that has lost contact, or a veteran that would like to help celebrate his life, you are cordially invited to attend. Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Visit www.donate.americanheart.org or call (800) 242-8721, or The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701, (800) 777-9860.

If you have any questions call Watson & Sons Funeral Home (936) 598-4331, Susan Reed (936) 558-8401, or Scott Blackman (817) 456-2019. We look forward to seeing you there!


Alan Kent Calhoun, 56, of Timpson, passed away September 22, 2009 in Timpson. Services will be at 2 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.

Born July 17, 1953 in Houston. He was the son of the late John C. and Connie Marie (Brewer) Calhoun. After moving to Timpson, Alan attended Timpson Missionary Baptist Church and was a frequent visitor with his good friends at First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include 2 brothers: Rex Calhoun and wife Susie of Timpson and John Michael Calhoun, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

The family of Mr. Calhoun is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975.

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


Blackie Berry, 89, of the Paxton Community, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Panola Care & Rehab in Carthage. He was born February 29, 1920 in Amarillo.

Mr. Berry will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, September 27th at Paxton Methodist Church.

He is survived by:
Daughters:
Dianna Smith of Middleburg, Flordia
Lillian Thomas of Pearland

Sons:
Michael J. Berry of Corpus Christi
Dan Berry of Jacksonville, Florida

Twelve Grandchildren
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
A number of nieces, nephews and host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Alva May Edwards Berry
Daughter, Florence Addie Lowe

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


09/22/09

Paul Tindol, 40, of Center, passed away Monday, September 21, 2009. He was born February 24, 1969 in Center to Harrel Ray Tindol and Thenia Burch Tindol. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Name.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 24th at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. M. D. Lamon officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Paul Avery Tindol of Center
Jaysen Ray Tindol of Center

Daughter, Jesse Vail of Center

Mother, Thenia Tindol of Center

Brothers:
Harrel Ray Tindol, Jr. and wife Tammy of Center
Phillip Tindol of Center

Sisters:
Elizabeth Reyes and husband Rogelio of Center
Mary Castillo and husband Paul of Center

A Number of Nieces and Nephews
A Host of Friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, Harrel Ray Tindol

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


Velverd Gerald Bailey, 73, of Center, passed away Monday, September 21, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born October 29, 1935 in Freeport to Newie Bailey & Ruby Strother Bailey. Mr. Bailey was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 24th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Martinsville Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Pallbearers will be Jody Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Murphy McWhirter, Perry Bailey, Danny McLean, and Pat McWhirter. Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Bailey, Gerald P. Bailey and Daniel McWhirter.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeannine Bailey of Center

Daughter, Geraldine McWhirter & husband Patrick of Moss Hill

Sons:
Darrell Bailey of Center
Michael Bailey & wife Karen of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Jackie Peacock & husband Cliff of Cleveland

Patricia Ann Smith & husband James of Shepherd
Buttons Coen & husband Terry of Trinity
Lisa Reed & husband Windel of Bay City
Karen Bennettson & husband Dan of Bay City

Brothers:
Tommy Bailey & wife Katrina of New Caney
Ben Bailey & wife Susie of Conroe
Bill Bailey & wife Rita of Groesbeck
Bob Bailey & wife Lavonna of Plantersville

Preceded in death by:
Son, Gerald Perry Bailey
Brothers, Newie Adelbert Bailey & Laverl Bailey

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


George Harold "Butch" Mefford, of Timpson, passed away on Septembre 21, 2009. Butch was born on December 23, 1940 in Nacogdoches to George E. Mefford and Verna V. Mefford, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 10 years, Rebekah S. Mefford; two sons from a previous marriage and their wives, Kevin and Shannon Mefford of Austin and Kirk and Keisha Mefford of Houston; a sister and her husband, Nita Gayle and Mike Beard of Cypress, Texas and a brother and his wife, Gary and Stacy Mefford of Dripping Springs, Texas. His extended family includes two aunts, numerous cousins and nephews and many friends who will miss him.

After graduating Nacogdoches High School in 1959, he attended Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin University.

Butch spent most of his professional life in the construction business. Butch retired to his home in Timpson in 2005.

Since retirement Butch and Beck have spent their time at home in Timpson gardening, working around the yard, enjoying life, and each other and their grandchildren. Never one to slow down, Butch was also active with the Woodland Christian Church of Timpson, assisting with theri construction projects and generally jumping in whenever something needed to be done.

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, 26, 2009 from 6-8 at Woodland Christian Church (Hwy 84/Hwy 59, Timpson). Services will be at Woodland Christian Church on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 4 PM followed by a procession to Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. The family of Mr. Mefford is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. Donations in Butch's memory may be made to the East Texas Area Council, BSA or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


09/18/09

Georgie Ethel Rollins Hooper, of Center, Texas services will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at 1 PM in the Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Reverend Ronnie Frankens of Lufkin officiating. Graveside services will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. The family will receive friends Thursday September 24 from 6 to 9 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hooper was born in Shelby County, Texas on January 17, 1916 to George Randolph Rollins and Leana Viola Perry Rollins. She was the granddaughter of Sidney Rollins of Missouri and John Houston Perry and Sarah Rebecca Garrett Perry of San Augustine, Texas. She passed from this life on September 21, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Lufkin, Texas. She was married to Charlie Green Hooper for 63 years. A devout Christian, she was of the Pentecostal faith and loved God with great expectations of a Heavenly home going. She loved her family greatly. Courage and strength were seen throughout her lifetime as she faced many adversities. Imparting wisdom, love, and compassion to her family and many friends, she now leaves to us a great joy at her remembrance.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Hoyt and Jane Hooper of Doyline, Louisiana and Durwood and Shirley Hooper of San Augustine, Texas, and son, Tim Hooper of Bossier City, Louisiana.
Daughter Maureen Hooper of Reklaw, Texas, daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie Free Lawson and Larry, Charlene and Jackey Pigg, Wanda and David Curbow of Lufkin, Texas, Georgia and Jimmy Marshburn of Pollock, Texas, Delorse and Dave Martinez Jr. of Diboll, Texas, Zelma and James Litzmann of Huntsville, Texas, and daughter by adoption-of-the heart and husband, Geneva and Tony Matteo of Lufkin, Texas.

Surviving grandchildren are Anita Broadway Jones, Rita Broadway Carter, Bryan Broadway,
Laurie Hooper Harris, Robert Hooper, Alisa Hooper Timmons, Lawinda Free Broaddus, Kathy Free Gilcrease, Richard Free, Terrie Free Gardiner, Charlie Free, Lana Free, Dana Free Dearing, Stacey Hooper, Regina Hooper Robinson, Jeff Hooper , Martin Pigg, Corey Pigg, Jared Pigg, Georgette Marshburn Husband, Kim Marshburn Yarbrough, LeAnn Marshburn Duncan, Stephanie Martinez, Shaune Martinez, Shelby Martinez Rice, Amie Curbow Hung, Jaclyn Curbow Childers, Amber Curbow, Jonathan Curbow, Jennifer Litzmann Drane, Amanda Litzmann Crocker. Also sixty-two great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren, nieces Wilma Marks, Virginia Smith, and Linda Fancher.

In addition to her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by infant son, Doyle Ray, two grandsons, Hoyt Lynn Hooper and Seth Dominic Martinez, daughter-in-law, Martha Hooper, son-in-law J W Free, sisters, Opal Rollins Parrish, Dorothy Mae Rollins Gipson and Marguerite Rollins Brashears; brothers, Edgar Perry of Buna, Texas and Jesse J Rollins Redmon of Grayson County, Texas.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Bryan Broadway, Robert Hooper, Richard Free, Stacy Hooper, Jeff Hooper, Corey Pigg, Shaune Martinez, and Jonathan Curbow. Honorary pallbearers are remaining granddaughters and remaining grandsons.

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


James Buckner, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, September 21, 2009 at his home. He was born April 30, 1929 in Center to Morgan Buckner and Beulah Potts Buckner. He served in the Army during the Korean war, and was a member of Spanns Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 22nd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 23rd at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carroll Jones & Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rex Crenshaw, Steve Stanley, Jerry Conway, Steve Lovell, Jonathan Stone and Boo Klein.

Honorary Pallbearers James Enmon, Heath Hagler, J.C. Hanson, Bobbby Stanley, Charles James and Bob Donnell.

He is survived by:

Wife, Claudine Buckner of Center

Daughters:
Jeannie Clark & husband James of Center
Kathy Kay & husband Chuck of Shelbyville
Jamie Buckner of Center

Grandchildren:
Karly Kay & Cody Clinton of San Augustine
Cody Clark & wife Kaylie of Princeton
Judd Clark & wife Megan of Center
Michael Kay of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchild, Brylie Clinton of San Augustine

One Future Great Grandchild, expected around Christmas

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Morgan Buckner & Beulah Potts Buckner
Sisters, Beatrice Bowles & Neta Buckner
Grandchildren, Brett James Clark & Suzanne Morgan Clark

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spann’s Chapel Cemetery Fund at Farmers State Bank.

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


Thomas Courtney, Jr. 44, of Splendora, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009.

Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bradley Springs Cemetery in the BoBo Community.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marion Courtney of Splendora
Son:
Thomas Eugene Courtney, III of Splendora
Mother:
Betty Gail Timmons of Georgia
3 Brothers:
Brian Keith Courtney of La Porte
David Edward Courtney of La Porte
Anthony James Courtney of Colorado Springs, CO
Uncle:
Glenn Nichols, Jr. of Splendora

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


Martha S. Motley, age 92 of Center passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 at her home in Center. Services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Monday, 6:00pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 6, 1917 in Tenaha, to parents, Ferrin & Virginia (Parker) Stanley. She graduated from Tenaha High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ferrin & Virginia Stanley, Husband, Jack Motley and 4 Si
sters, Winfrey, Virginia, Jimmy & Madge.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law: Luke Motley, III & wife, Silver of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law: Jeanne Motley Howard & husband, Leland of Houston
4 Grandchildren:
Debra Jeanne Armstrong of Humble
Luke Motley, IV & wife, Rosalind of Sherman
Monica Motley VanSlate & husband, Jon of Houston
Meredith Motley Morris & husband, Brian of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
LeAnn Elizabeth Armstrong, Marlee Grace Motley, Jordan Bell Motley, Mary Catherine Motley, Sara Elizabeth VanSlate, Emily Catherine VanSlate, Morgan Bell Morris & Jacob Brian Morris

1 Sister, Johnnie Reaves of Katy
Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Luke Motley, IV, Mark Massey, Jon Marc VanSlate, Brian Morris, Barrett Havran & Blake Havran
Honorary Pallbearer, Fred Collins

Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

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


Duel Larue Jetton, 77, of Orange, passed away Friday, September 18, 2009 in Orange. He was born August 11, 1932 in Joaquin, Texas to Esbond Allen Jetton and Evie Iona Rogers Jetton. Mr. Jetton was a member of the McDonald Baprist Church in Orange. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 22nd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 22nd at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mark Woolf officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Crow, Sean Foreman, Philip King, Carl Jetton, Michael Foreman and Jason Bowsher.

He is survived by:

Wife, Marie Cecilia Jetton of Orange

Daughters;
Roxann King of Wills Point
Jessica Ledoux of Manistee, Michigan
Paulette Terrance of Nashville, Tennessee
Kelly Foreman of Orange

Son, Larue Carl Jetton and wife Maria of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren;
Danna Crow and husband Don of Wills Point
Philip King and wife Deena of Terrell
Stormy Terrance of Nashville, Tennessee
Cecilia Malley of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Michael Foreman of Orange
Sean Foreman of Orange
Carl Jetton of Orange
Christy Kelley and husband Jeremiah of Nashville, Tennessee
Haley Harris of Manistee, Michigan
Kenneth Harris of Manistee, Michigan

Great Grandchildren;
Daniel Crow of Wills Point
Jenna King of Wills Point
Hunter King of Tyler
Jason Bowsher of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Kaden Malley of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Paige Kelley of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Dorian Smith of Nashville, Tennessee
Anthony Kelley of Nashville, Tennessee

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


Vernon E. Eason, 76, of Logansport, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Desoto Regional Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1933 in Clarks, Louisiana to Almon Eason and Kathrine Haynes Eason. Mr. Eason was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana. He worked with Volunteer Christian Builders for over eleven years.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, September 20th at First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 21st at First Baptist Church in Logansport, with Bro. Lance Cypert and Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana. Honorary pallbearers will be the Gideon Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Eason of Logansport, Louisiana: daughter; Debbie Nutt and husband David of Prague, Oklahoma and their children, Elizabeth Nutt, Cody Nutt and wife Britta and their children, Victoria Nutt and Colten Nutt: daughter; Linda Eason of Delhi, Canada: sisters-in-law; Earline Eason of Clarks, Louisiana and Ruby Eason of Tallulah, Louisiana: brothers-in-law; Shelton Mizell of Springhill, Louisiana, David Goss of Lindale, John Goss of Costa Rica: numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Opie Waldrop, Arnold Eason, Margaret Price, John W. Eason and Billie Mizell
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


09/18/09

Jacquline Holt, 54, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born November 3, 1954 in Jasper to James “Jack” Sanders and Maureen Chambers Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 19th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 20th at Swift Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Peek, Gene Adams, Dustin Adams, Shane Whitton, Clark Williams, Dennis Stringer, and Justin Williams.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Shawna Martinez & husband Isidoro of Shelbyville
Christie Peek & husband John of Shelbyville
Mistie Flournoy of Shelbyville

Son, Clark “Trey” Williams, III & wife Dusty of Grigsby

Mother, Maureen Sanders of Center

Granddaughters:
Nikkie Flournoy, Skye Martinez, Celaya Martinez, Kristen Peek, and Chelby Williams

Grandsons:
Justin Williams & wife Briana, Douglas Flournoy and John T. Peek

Brothers:
Red Sanders, Donald Sanders & wife Donna, Mike Sanders & wife Cindy, Rusty Sanders & wife Kim, Dusty Sanders & wife Brandy

Sisters:
Beck Hillard & husband Rex, Sharon Stringer & husband Dennis, Debbie Adams & husband Gene.

Preceded in death by:
Father, James “Jack” Sanders
Daughter, Jackie Shaw
Son-in-Law, Danny Ray Flournoy
Brother, Harold Sanders
Sister, Sue Preston

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


Mr. Martin Allen Alms Sr., age 74, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, in Shelby County, Texas.

Mr. Alms was born May 7, 1935, in Center, Texas, as a son of the late Verna Clarice (Holt) and George Edward Alms. He was a machinist and a U.S. Army veteran, serving 1958-1960.

Survivors: a son, Martin Allen Alms Jr. of Bastrop, Texas; daughters, Sabrina Lynne Alms of Joaquin, Texas, and Ronna Renee Alms of Bastrop, Texas; brothers, Eddy Alms of Dayton, Texas, and Danny Alms of Anahuac, Texas; sisters, Jean Lillard and Connie Alms Hudec, both of Channelview, Texas; six grandcihldren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery near San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Charles H. Anderson, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009 at his residence.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Center with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday, September 21, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 3, 1930 in Joaquin to William Joseph and Evelyn (Taylor) Anderson. He worked for South Western Bell Telephone Company for 39 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Evelyn Anderson.

He is survived:
Wife of 61 years:
Dorice Anderson of Center
Son:
John Anderson of Garyville, LA
Daughter:
Denis Harclerode & husband Scott of Mt. Enterprise
3 Grandchildren:
Cara Harclerode of College Station
Katy Harclerode of Morgantown, WV
Stephanie Anderson of Rosesharon, TX
3 Sisters:
Joyce Landers of Houston
Edna of Houston
Patsy Harrison & husband Arnith of Spring

Pallbearers:
Wayne Riley, Duane Valusek, Vince McMahon,
Scott McMahon, Scott Harclerode and Clifford Hamilton
Honorary Pallbearer:
Malcom Weaver

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


09/13/09

Randy McAdams, 58, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. He was born March 20, 1951 to Bob Lacy McAdams and Yvonne Willoughby McAdams. Randy was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He served in the US Army during Vietnam, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 15th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 16th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

The Masonic Lodge will serve as pallbearers.

He is survived by:

Son, Cole McAdams & fiancé Dana Artherholt of Huntsville

Father, Bob McAdams of Leona

Brothers:
Billy Bob McAdams & wife Lisa of Center
Jimmy McSwain of Center

Mother of his son, Claudine McAdams of Huntsville

Nephews:
Joshua McAdams & wife Micah of Center
Kevin McSwain of Normangee
Ben Blount of San Augustine
Bradley Andrews & wife Mindy of Carthage
Daniel Andrews of Greenwood, Louisiana
Phillip Andrews of Greenwood, Louisiana
John Andrews of Center

Nieces:
Jane Blount of Denver, Colorado
Laura Blount of Nacogdoches

Sister-in-Law, Suzanne McAdams of Center

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, George & Tonya Andrews of Center

Mother-in-Law, Margaret Andrews of Center

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Yvonne Willoughby McAdams
Brother, Kenny McAdams
Brother-in-Law, Matt Andrews

Memorials can be made in Randy’s name to LifeCare Hospice, 320 North Street, #11, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 or The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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


09/12/09

Jamie Ruth Grayson Horn, of Huntsville, Texas passed away. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon at Cool Springs (this is out from Logansport). She was a 1958 graduate of Joaquin High School and the only child of Ruth and Ferg Grayson of the Fellowship community.


09/11/09

Sally Edna Golden, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty, Texas.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. M.D. Lamon and Bro. Richard Goodwin. Visitation will be Monday, September 14, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

She was born in Shelby County on December 8, 1916 to W.H. and Sally Edna (McMahon) Duncan.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, W.H. and Sally Edna Duncan, Husband, Clyde Golden, Children, Evelyn Windham, Travis Windham, Jewell Windham and Evie Sue Windham, Brothers and Sisters, Freddie Lee Nowell, Edelvis Duncan, Carlton Duncan, Arlene Smith, Syble Shue and Ruth Cooper.

She is survived by:
Children:
Vernell Hooks of Grand Prairie
Peggy Broadway of Center
Sharon Lewis & husband, James of Houston
Don Roy Windham of New Orleans
Charles Keith Windham & wife, Lorrie of Dayton
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren
Brothers and Sister:
W.H. “Bill” Duncan of Houston
Ernest Duncan & wife, Gladys of Houston
James Duncan & wife, Lois of Jasper
Avis Chapman of Colmesneil

Pallbearers:
Eric Windham, Darrell Windham, Randy Lewis,
Kevin Windham, Melvin Broadway, Jr.,
Michael Broadway, Wyatt Windham and Bradley Ford

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


09/10/09

Charles Estes Adams, age 92 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 .

Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating, burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.
Visitation will be Saturday starting at 10:00 am until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

Charlie was born June 3, 1917 in Crockett, Texas to parents, Thomas A. Adams and and Lillian Bell Rosson.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and he was a member of the Lions Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for over 50 years. He owned and operated Adams Machine Shop and alongside his wife, owned the Century Shoppe in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Adams and Lillian Bell Rosson and his wife, Nettieoma Adams and 2 Grandchildren.

He is survived by:
Son, George C. Adams & wife Bobbie
Sister-in-law, Joyce Bridges of Center
Brother-in-law, Dair McFatter
Number of Nieces, Nephews and friends

The family would like to thank the Staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home for their Love and Care they have shown to the Adams’ family.

Family requests that donations can be made to the First Baptist Church in Center.


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


Michael H. "Mike" Walker, 64, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 14, 1944 in Center to Thomas Hoyet Walker and Wylma Counts Walker. Mike had owned and operated H&W Plumbing for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Thursday, September 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, September 11th at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating.

He is survived by :
Wife, Mary Jones Walker of Center
Daughter, Michaelene Parker and husband Paul of Pittsburg
Son, Michael Hoyet Walker, Jr. of Dallas
Granddaughter, Kori Layne Jones of Center
Sister, Bettye Johnson & husbnd Alan of Center
Uncles, Harold Gene Walker & wife Mary of LaPorte
C.G. Counts and wife Earlene of Wiggins, Mississippi
Aunt, Mary Virginia Walker of Center
Also a number of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Thomas Hoyte Walker & Wylma Counts Walker

Memorials can be made in Mike's name to the Robert M. Rogers Hospice Center Home Place, c/o Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701

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


Christy Lynn Harvey Bielicki, 22, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 09, 2009 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Christy was born August 2, 1987 in Center to Parents, Caleb & Paula (Reynolds) Harvey. She graduated from Center High School in 2005. She attended Central Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents; Johnnie Harvey and G.B. & Inez Reynolds and her Great Grandparents, and her Uncle, Douglas Sims.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Travis Bielicki of Center
Parents:
Caleb and Paula Harvey of Center
Sister:
Jenny Lee Harvey of Center
Niece, Mikayla Anderson
Mother-in-law: Cynthia Matson of Garrison
Grandmother-in-law: Ruby Curry of Garrison
Aunts and Uncles:
Richard Brown, Ronald Hill, Deborah Jones, Laura Knox, Mark Harvey, Rodney Harvey,
Larry Reynolds, Phyllis Castillo and Vicki Kutschinski
3 Sisters-in-law: Lori Wells, Dusti Alden & Gigi Cox
1 Brother-in-law: Fred Bielicki

Numerous Cousins, other Relatives and Friends

Pallbearers: Timothy Murphy, David Smith, Brent Anderson, Robert Knox, Garrett Stehling & Brandon Stehling

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


09/08/09

Joyce Ann Campbell, 80, of Port Arthur, Texas died Monday, September 7, 2009 at Christus St. Mary Hospital.

Joyce was born June 23, 1929 in Shelbyville, Texas to Smith L. Carter and Della Ballard Carter. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 58 years. She was a homemaker and previously worked for Sabine Towing and was also a telephone operator.

Funeral services will be at 10 am, Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Rev. Dan Watkins and Reverend Eric M. Griggs officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 pm, Thursday at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Reverend Thomas Brown officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Texas; son, Mark Campbell of Port Arthur, Texas; and brother, S.W. Carter of Shelbyville, Texas.

Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


09/07/09

Mary Jo Windham, 46, of Huffman, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phil Meadows officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

She was born August 2, 1963 in Pasadena to Robert Bruce and Mary Lousie (Boyd) Windham. She was a member of Triumph Christian Center. She worked as a foreman for KBR.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Mary Louise Windham, Uncle, Billy Boyd and Grandparents, J.C. and Viola Boyd and Margareite Campbell and Leo Windham.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Rebecca Lousie Gootee & Fiancé, Richard Anthony Mendoza of Humble
Sister:
Theresa Katerene Windham of Huffman
Father and Stepmother:
Robert Bruce and Sharon Windham of Shelbyville
Special Friend:
Rhonda Humphus of Huffman
Nephew:
Christopher Alan Guinn of Huffman

Pallbearers:
Richard Mendoza, Justin Serres, Ed Durham, Eric Schmid
Christopher Guinn and Linda Little


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


Gene Hairgrove, 80, of Mesquite, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009. He was born December 23, 1928 in Tenaha to William C. Hairgrove and Mildred Rhodes Hairgrove. Mr. Hairgrove was a member of Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to service time, Tuesday, September 8th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 8th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Rhodes, Charlie Rhodes, Wayne Hairgrove, Larry Hairgrove, Franklin Hairgrove, Roland Cross, Lee Howard and Charles Hooker. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Rhodes and James Edward Hairgrove.

He is survived by:

Son, Tom Hairgrove and wife Tana of Center

Daughter, Twila Parker and husband Joe of Garland

Grandchildren:
Lindsay Parker
Lauren Parker
Tyler Patterson

Brothers:
Billy W. Hairgrove of Tyler
Alvin C. Hairgrove of Longview

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and other relatives
A Host of Friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William C. and Mildred Rhodes Hairgrove
Wife, Rene Hairgrove
Son, Rory Lynn Hairgrove
Brother, Dale Hairgrove

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


Ruth Elaine Fults, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 17, 1930 in Houston to Pete R. Williams and Minnie V. Stockman Williams. Ms. Fults was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 8th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 9th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Michael Joe Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Fults, Chris Hunt, Billy Fults, Billy Fults Jr., Cedric Lopez and David Fults Jr.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Betty E. Faircloth and husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida
Loice Ann Gonzalez of Joaquin

Sons:
Larry D. Fults and wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults and wife Shelia of Joaquin
Bobby L. Fults of Joaquin
David L. Fults of Joaquin

Fourteen Grandchildren
Eighteen Grandchildren

Sisters:
Nelda Hubbleston of Snyder
Sue Matthew of Snyder
Rita Bryant of Snyder

Brothers:
Raymond Williams of Snyder
James Williams of Snyder

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Lloyd Fults
Grandsons, Andrew Fults and Ricky Wayne Fults, Jr.

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


09/04/09

Mrs. Jean Brooks, of Carthage passed away September 3, 2009 in Carthage, Texas. Mrs. Velda Jean Ramsey Brooks was born in Tenaha, Texas to the marriage of Kelly Otto and Emma Bowden Ramsey, Sr. One of four children, Jean attended rural Tenaha Schools and was a Nurse at Panola Nursing Home for 25 years. She loved life and enjoyed fishing and painting with her friends. Jean also loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and member of the Order of Eastern Star. She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Eugene Brooks, second husband, C.W. “Buck” Barnett, and brothers, W.L. “Sausage” Ramsey and Kelly Ramsey.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cementery.

Survivors include:
Children:
Shirley Harkness and husband Wayne of Center
Danny Brooks of Carthage
Paul Brooks and wife Becky of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Kelli Gray and husband Brandon of Center
Chris Harkness of Center

Kelly Brooks and wife Crystal of Spring

Numerous great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends
Sister: Nelwyn Head of Center

Pallbearers: Brandon Gray, Chris Harkness, Johnny Ramsey, Kelly Brooks, Bobby Head, Terry Ramsey, Phillip “Kit” Kitchen and Blake Harkness

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


Graveside services for Mrs. Sandra Kay Tatum, age 58, of Tatum, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2009, at Tatum Cemetery with Pastor Freeman Pierce officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Tatum passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2009, in Dallas.

Sandra Kay Watson Tatum was born on August 26, 1951, in Center, Texas to J. E. and Georgie Marie English Watson. She moved to Tatum in 1988, from Kilgore. Mrs. Tatum was a Baptist. She married Billy Ray Tatum on August 19, 2004, in Tatum. Mrs. Tatum was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law, Stephanie Scott.

Mrs. Tatum is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Tatum of Tatum; two sons, Tracy Scott and wife Mindy of Tatum and Edward Knight of New Caney; one step-daughter, Shirley Tatum of Tatum; four step-sons, Robert Tatum and wife Elizabeth of Tatum, William Tatum and wife Patricia of Tatum, Daniel Tatum of Tatum, and David Tatum and wife Ronne’ of New London; one brother, T. J. Washburn and wife Nell of Liberty City; five sisters, Jeanette Callens and husband Clyde of Louisiana, Sherry Moore and husband Calvin of Houston, Patsy Clawson of Longview, Beverly Willison and husband Bill of Longview, and Janice of Monohans; and five grandchildren, Jasmine Scott, CeCelia Smith, Joann Knight, Barbara Knight, and Elizabeth Knight. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mrs. Tatum.

If desired, memorials may be made to Heart’s Way Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


09/02/09

Pauline Rahal GeBron
December 6, 1909 - August 28, 2009

Sissy, as known to her family and friends, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam F. GeBron. Sissy was born in Gainesville, TX but, made her home in Dallas. She lived a long and full life that was full of love and laughter. Sissy was the heart of her family and so loved by everyone. Everything about her will be missed but, most of all would be the smile she would give you, and the best Lebanese food to every grace a plate.
She was blessed to be survived by her five children;

Dave GeBron and wife, Linda of Franklin, TX
Gene GeBron of McKinney, TX
Robert GeBron and wife, Gloria of Rowlett, TX
Victor GeBron of Dallas, TX
Rose Marie (GeBron) Hand of North Richland Hills, TX

Twenty grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Sissy is locally survived by her granddaughter;
Rachel Campbell and husband Rick of Center, TX

Memorial and Celebration of life will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Saturday - September, 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM ( Noon).


Richard “Dick” Payne, 85, Joaquin, passed away September 2, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 28, 1923 to Dewey Payne and Virginia Canaday Payne. Mr. Payne was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 3rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 4th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Windham & Dr. Glenn Molsbee officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Wife, Kathryn Burton Payne of Joaquin

Daughters:
Annette Payne of Haughton, Louisiana
Carlitta King of Wichita Falls
Dianne Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sons:
Bubba Howard & wife Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana
Lane Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Ten Grandchildren, Ten Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Don Payne of California
Harold Payne of Australia

Sisters:
Millie Blansett of California
Margie Long of Louisiana

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Schumpert ICU, doctors and staff, and Special Friend, Debbie Howard.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewey Payne & Virginia Canaday Payne
Brother, Elliott Payne
Sister, Dotsie O’Quinn

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


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08/31/09

Annie Mae Pankow, 86, of Mayville, WI passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009, at Mayville Nursing and Rehibilitaion Center.

Visitation for Annie will be on Thursday, September 3, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Christian Life Fellowship, Mayville, WI. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3 at 4:00 pm at the church, Christian Life Fellowship, Mayville, WI. with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Mayville, WI.

Annie was born on September 4, 1922, in Neuville, TX, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bailey) McPherson. On July 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to Clarence H. Pankow in Nueville, TX.

Annie retired from Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau, WI. She was a member at Christian Life Fellowship. Annie was also a member of the Mayville American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of the Eastern Star. With her husband Clarence they drove for Meals on Wheels and were members of the Mayville Senior Center.

Annie is survived by her daughter, Betty (Walter) Malchek, Beaver Dam, WI; 1 brother, Windy (Daphine) Whitlock, Center, TX. 1 Aunt, Johnny Bailey, Center, TX. Grandchildren, Tanya (Bill) Polly, Jennifer, Keri (Keith), Rebecca, Bob, Shawn (Julie). 10 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence in 1998, son Ken and daughter in law, Carol. Grandson Jason Malchek, Grandaughter Jennifer and husband Roger, Great Grandchild Jason Jr. Brother and sister in law, Elmer and Clara Pankow.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services are serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.koepsellfh.com


08/30/09

Funeral services for Carl Junior Smith, 75 of Gary, Texas will be held at Hawthorn’s Funeral Home in Carthage , Texas, Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Gary Orr officiating. Interment will be held at the White Rock Cemetery in the Akins Community in Shelby County.

Carl Junior Smith was born on June 28, 1934, in Grigsby, Texas to Joe “Monk” Engram and Della Smith. He passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Whispering Pines Lodge in Longview, Texas surrounded by family and loving staff members.

He married Rachel E. Hollis on December 19, 1953, and was blessed in marriage for 55 wonderful years before the Lord called him home.

He worked for The American Can Company in Houston, Texas for eighteen years. He also owned and operated wrecker services for over thirty years. In 1980, Carl moved to East Texas and was employed by Panola County Road and Bridge. In 1986, he operated the family business in Nacogdoches, Texas which consisted of a convenience store, tire shop, wrecker service, an RV park, and an indoor and outdoor flea market. Carl’s real hobbies were truck farming and fishing. His humor was like no one else’s in the world. He was a friend to everyone and loved by all.

He is survived by his loving wife Rachel Smith, son Bobby Smith of Gary, Texas, daughter Helen and son in law Victor Slanina of Bastrop, Texas, and daughter Pattie and son in law Mark Foster of Tatum, Texas. The memories are many and will always be cherished.

Eight grandchildren, Carl Jeffrey Anderson, Pattie Lynn Foster, William Endsley, Megan Wilson, Rebecca Kennon, Christopher Endsley, Eric Endsley, and Missy Foster who loved and will miss him. Also two great grandchildren, Kolby and Miley Wilson.

He leaves behind one sister, Geraldine Smith of Tenaha, Texas and one sister in law, Marilyn Smith of Tenaha, Texas, as well as numerous and much loved nieces and nephews.

Carl was proceeded in death by is parents, Joe “Monk” Engram and Della Smith, a loving step-father Wilburn Jefferson Luman, and fourteen brother’s and sister’s.

A heartfelt thank you to our loving family at Whispering Pines Lodge, Bethany Home Health Care and Texas Home Health Hospice. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Alliance, The American Cancer Society or Texas Home Health Hospi


8/28/09

Mary Beatrice Barrick, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born January 5, 1933 in Hedley, Texas to Claude Elvin Sizemore and Lida May Marlow Sizemore.

Funeral services will be held in Broken Bow, Oklahoma at a future date.

Among her survivors: Husband Orval Barrick of Joaquin.


William Hugh Bodle, 69, of Rio Vista, California, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Trinity Rehabilitation Center in San Augustine. He was born August 11, 1940 in Sheraton, Wyoming to Marlin Phillip Bodle and Scarlet Decker Bodle.

A private memorial will be held in Wyoming for Mr. Bodle in the near future.

He is survived by
Wife, Scarlet Bodle of Rio Vista, California
Brother, Philliop Bodle of Powell, Wyoming


Oran Williams, Jr., 58, of Etoile, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his home. He was born October 10, 1950 in Center to Oran Williams and Lela Phillips Williams. Oran was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, and served in the 101st Airborne division of the Army during Vietnam from 1967 - 1972. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in engineering, and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm, to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, August 31, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of the VFW Post #8904.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Tina Williams of Tucson, Arizona

Son, Oran Williams, III or Panama City Beach, Florida

Grandchildren:
Oran Williams IV and Colton Williams

Sisters:
Evelyn Green & husband Jim of Center
Jeannie Joiner & husband Eddie of Lufkin
Barbara Ellis & husband Billy of Burleson

Brothers,
Rick Wiggington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jerry Maynard & wife Mary of Burleson

Memorials can be made in Mr. Williams’ name to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904, or the the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Charles Michael Prinz, 45, of Trinity, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at his home. He was born December 13, 1963 in Houston to Clarence Prinz and Gladys Miller Prinz.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

He is survived by
Brothers:
Clarence Prinz, Jr. and wife Judy of Ashdown, Arkansas
Terry Prinz and wife Peggy of Huntington
Brother, William Prinz and wife Patsy of Huxley

Sister, Ivy Kennedy and husband Sean of Hillsboro

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents, Clarence Prinz and Gladys Miller Prinz
Sisters, Rebecca Lynn Prinz and Deborah Ann "Debbie Kay" Wilde
Nephew, Justin Prinz.


8/27/09

Robert Lee Stanley, age 60, of Center passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his residence.
Services will be 3 pm Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating, Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Center, Texas to Hardy & Eppie Irene (Graves) Stanley. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War. He worked as a welder for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith and he was a member of the VFW Hall and the Disabled Veterans Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hardy & Eppie Stanley, infant Brother and infant Sister and Nephew, Ricky “Rough House” Risinger.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Angelique Stanley of Houston
2 Sisters & Brothers-in-law:
Clara Mae & Travis Risinger of Shelbyville
Ruth Ann & Earl Cooper of Orange
Nieces: Debbie McHugh of Highlands, Becky Byley of Woodville & Pam Tony of Orange
Great Nephews: Lee Eric Risinger, Mac McHugh, Josh Franz & Wayne Byley
Great Nieces: Jenny McHugh, Brooke Byley & Hayley Tony
Great Great Nephew: Bryce Franz
Great Great Niece, Graci McHugh
Lifelong Friends: Doyle Miller, Zack Warr and Donnie Borders

Pallbearers: Donnie Borders, Zack Warr, Doyle Miller, Timmy McHugh, Rory Tony and Wayne Byley

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


08/26/09

Funeral services for Irene Bass Fleming, 88, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 28, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Mrs Fleming passed away Wednesday, August 26th, in Nacogdoches, Tx.

Born September 7, 1920, in Timpson, Irene Bass Fleming was the daughter of the late Jacob Albert Ivy, Sr. and Sarah Ella (Powers) Ivy. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include 2 sons: Glyn Bass and wife Janis and Bob Bass, all of Timpson; sister Betty Harbison of Nacogdoches; 6 grandchildren: Teresa Crawford, Christy, Karen, Laura, Gordon Bass and Rodney Bass; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by husband Woody Fleming, daughter Janette Foshee, an infant son, 1 brother and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Thursday, August 27th, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


08/24/09

Ople Hufferd, 95, of Center, passed away Friday, August 21, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born February 20, 1914 in Commerce to John Wesley Verner and Mirtie Moore Verner.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, August 24, 2009 at The First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

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


Neta Beth Booher, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport . She was born June 23, 1947 in Dallas to Joe M. Bowlin and Jimmie Graves Bowlin. Neta was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Old Center Cemetery with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Jimmie Bowlin of Old Center

Sons:
Josh Booher of Shelbyville
Schanen Marx of Old Center

Grandson:
Gabriel Booher of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Father, Joe M. Bowlin

Memorials can be made in Neta’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


08/23/09

Donald Vance McLean, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Mr. McLean was born March 7, 1937 in Guadalupe County to Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean. He was the co-owner of McLean Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service in Center. Mr. McLean was a lifelong musician. He was also a member of Dewville Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 24th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 25th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Chris Collins and Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Alan Ray, J. B. Raymond, Terry Allen, Michael Allen, Charles Hooker, Devon Jacobs, Donald Monroe and Larry McSwain. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, Jack Yates, Tommy Murphy, Terry Yates and Billy Yates.

He is survived by:

Sister, Iris Allen of Center

Brother, Alton McLean of Center

Nephews;
Terry Allen and wife Jan of Center
Michael Allen of Center

Great Nieces;
Alyse Allen of Nacogdoches
Christina Fulsom of Carthage

Great Nephew, J. B. Raymond and wife of Jennifer

Great-Great Nieces and Nephews;
Landon LaGrone, Mckynzie Bush, Justin Raymond and Jaxon Raymond

Also numerous cousins and other relatives
and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean.

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


Josephine Hairgrove Vickery, 90, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 27, 1919 in Tenaha to Aurora Hairgrove and Jodie Duke Hairgrove. Ms. Vickery was retired from Tenaha ISD after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and a member of the Ladies 5 Sunday school class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 24, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Bill Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Roland Cross, Bill Hairgrove, Franklin Hairgrove, Charles Hooker, Dudley McIntire, Lee Howard, Alvin Hairgrove and Van Hairgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be James Edward Hairgrove, Joe Dan Hairgrove, Billy Wayne Hairgrove, Gene Hairgrove, Paul Culp, Homer Tompkins and Jimmy Covington.

She is survived by:

Daughter-in-law, Linda Vickery of Tenaha

Grandchildren;
Brad Vickery and Michelle of Van Alstyne
Mandy Smelser and husband Mark of Troupe

Great Grandchildren;
Jake Smelser of Troupe
Colt Vickery of Van Alstyne
Clay Marable of Van Alstyne

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and other relatives.
A Host of Friends

Preceded in death by;
Husband; David Lawrence Vickery
Son; David Lawrence Vickery, Jr.
Brothers; Wilburn Hairgrove, Willie Hairgrove and Otto Hairgrove
Sisters; Bernice Brown, Ima Covington, Mamie Howard and Maurine Cross

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


08/22/09

George C. Etheredge Sr - Funeral services for George C. Etheredge, Sr., 68, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Stowell. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery in Center, TX. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the funeral home.

Mr. Etheredge was born on January 17, 1941 in Shreveport, LA. He passed away on August 20, 2009 in Keithville where he resided and was a member of First Baptist Church of Keithville. He was retired from the City of Shreveport Water Dept.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Eunice Laverne Etheredge, brother, Clyde E. Etheredge and stepmother, Fannie Mae Etheredge. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Paxton Etheredge; sons, Joseph Etheredge and wife, Sandy, George Etheredge, Jr. and wife, Cheryl, Johnny Etheredge and wife, Darlene; daughters, Becky Flores and husband, Barry, and Eunice Seaton and husband, Jacob; grandchildren, Candi and Robert Davis, Jenny Flores, Tab and Jason Hinds, Brandon Etheredge, Brittany Etheredge, Jeffrey Etheredge, Joey Beaird, Wesley Lynch, Kailey Etheredge, Caitlyn Seaton, Carisa Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Jr. and Shane Lisenbea; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy, Jerry and Roy Etheredge; sisters, Joyce Risinger, and Sophie Howard.

Pallbearers will be Chester Burns, Jr., Craig Burns, Paul Burns, Joe Byley, Bobby Kirkland, Tommy Akins, and Justin McCrary


08/21/09

Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan, II, age 47, a resident of Center, Texas, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 19, 2009. Eugene was born on December 9, 1961 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Preceding Eugene in death were grandparents, Milton and Bertha Coon of Crockett, TX and Howard and Fariba Doan of Houston, TX, and his father, Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan of Crockett, TX.

The surviving family members include Eugene's wife of eleven years, Jonetta Shadrock Doan of Center, TX, and step children, Wesley Steven Shadrock of Center, TX, and Tiffany Ann Shadrock of San Antonio, TX.

Eugene is survived by his mother, Tina Doan Skidmore and husband, Charles Skidmore of Grapeland, TX; one sister, Charlotte Doan Birdwell of Marthaville, LA and husband, Coy; one brother, Marcus Dwayne Doan of Live Oak, TX and wife, Tonya; one niece and four nephews, Blaine Doan of Live Oak, TX and Heath Doan of Live Oak, TX, Savannah Birdwell Turner of Westerville, OH, and husband, Josh, Benjamin Birdwell of Nashville, TN and wife, Kimbre, Grant Birdwell of Universal City, TX, and wife, Alanna.

Also, dear to Eugene's heart are three young men who were also FAMILY in Eugene's eyes and heart: Chad, Stanley, and Nathan Freeman.

Eugene also leaves to grieve his absence a host of extended aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Eugene was an honor graduate of Crockett High School in 1980. He attended the following institutions of higher learning: Angelina College, Lufkin; Wesley College, Florence, MS; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; and Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX.

He enjoyed teaching piano and organ, he encouraged many through his music. He was co-owner of a florist shop and decorated many historical homes for Christmas and for many other special occasions. He participated in choral presentations for crusades, city-wide religious programs, performances, dramas, revivals, vacation Bible schools, and music schools across denominational lines. He served as a substitute public school teacher, managed two restaurants, worked in accounts receivable and other managerial capacities, served as a team member of the Sheriff Department's Chaplain Service, radio announcer and sales.

He answered God's call to the ministry in June, 1994. On October 23, 2004, Eugene was ordained as an Elder in The Congregational Methodist Church.

Eugene was actively involved in varied ministries (Christian Education, Music— Choir Director, Organist, Pianist and Minister of Music) In the following churches: Marvin United Methodist Church in Florence, MS, Wayside Bible Church in Crockett, TX, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Crockett, TX, First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, TX, and Nacogdoches CM Church in Nacogdoches, TX.

As an ordained minister Eugene pastored Bear Creek CM Church, 2003-2005, in Quitman, LA, and recently he served as a home missionary church planter for A New Beginning CM Church, in Center, TX.

Since February, 2008, Eugene served as the Director of the Senior Nutrition Site in Center, TX.

Eugene’s objective was to: act justly, love tenderly, to walk humbly with God, to actively serve the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry anywhere and any manner available— to be a vessel willing to be used in any way to reach the lost for the cause of Christ.

Funeral services for Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan, II, were held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Dr. A. Charles Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley College, P. O. Box 9, Florence, Mississippi 39073.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME 700 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835


08/20/09

Oland Parker, 68, of El Paso formerly Center, passed away Wednesday August 19, 2009 in El Paso, Texas.

Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 23, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday August 23, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born August 14, 1941 in Center to Charles Atlas and Jennie Ruth (McCoy) Parker. Oland left Center to serve in the US Army in January 1959. He served in Europe and in Vietnam, he was transportation officer in the General Services Administration, and worked in the Federal Prison System. His honors include the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal w/60 Device. After his military career, he formed and ran an air taxi business and his own trucking company. He was stricken with amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 1988 and fought it bravely until his death from related causes.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Atlas Parker, and his mother Ruth.
He is survived by:
One Son
One Grandson
Dear Friends:
Anita Owens and her daughter Stephanie of Roswell, NM
Dave Adams, Carder family, Billy Claget and family, Debbie, and many other friends of El Paso, TX
Greg Uhrich and family of Garland TX
Mary Harris of New Mexico
And his Center High School Class of 1959
As well as many many friends he has aquired world wide with the aid of the Internet.
And Lady his dog he loved more than just about anything.

Donations can be made to:
http://www.alsa.org/
The ALS Association
(818) 880-9007
27001 Agoura Road - Suite 250
Calabasas Hills, CA 91301
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Debra Kay Posey Reeves, 52, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2009 at a Tyler hospital. She was born March 7, 1957 in Houston to Nathan F. Posey and Betty Delores Ross Posey.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 PM, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Watson and Sons chapel. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Sons: Kevin Reeves and wife Dianna of Carthage and Michael Reeves and wife Tasha of Carthage.
Daughter: Karen Reeves of Carthage
Father, Nathan Posey of Logansport, Louisiana
Brother, Bo Posey and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Sister, Betty Ann Posey of Carthage
Granddaughter, Taylor Reeves of Carthage

Grandson, Zach Reeves of Carthage
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Betty Delores Posey
Brother, Frank Posey

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


08/19/09

Oneita "Auntie" Muckleroy, 87, of Timpson, Tx. services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Muckleroy passed away in Green Acres of Center, Tx., on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

Born in Timpson, on March 5, 1922, Oneita Muckleroy was the daugther of the late Otis and Clara (Crump) Rhodes. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. She loved to play the piano and guitar and sign gospel music.

Oneita is survived by her husband of 45 years Gene Muckleroy of Timpson; brother Darrell Rhodes of Timpson; granddaughter Tonya Rhodes Brock of Stedman, NC. great grandchildren Joseph Turlington, David Young and Kyleen Hunter.

In addidtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Oneil Rhodes and his wife Betty Sue and nephews Bubba, Roger, and Curly Rhodes.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Maudie Huntley, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at her residence.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 21, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 5, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Benjamin Cole and Maudie Mae (Austin) Lucky.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Benjamin and Maudie Lucky, Husband, James Huntley, Son, Ben Coody, Granddaughter, Kenette Ellis and Grandson, Michael Coody.

She is survived by:
3 Sons:
Billy Coody & wife Gudrun of Las Vegas, NV
Doug Coody & wife Rhonda of Joaquin
Maxie Coody of Joaquin
Daughter:
Ruth Coody Perdue of Joaquin
Grandchildren:
Don Coody
Barbara & Brent Nickerson
Dewanna Knotts & Danny
Sylvian Coody
Lane Coody
Joe Lee Coody
Sean Coody
Greg Coody & wife Amanda
Aaron Coody & wife Kayla
Amanda Coody
Myron Mazie & wife Tina
Bryant Shipley
Ben Coody
19 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Pallbearers will be Myron Mazie, Bryant Shipley, Sean Coody, Greg Coody, Aaron Coody, Cody Shipley and Seth Knotts.

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


08/18/09

Charles W. "Chuck" Burch, Jr., 74 of Kenefick, died Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at teh Kenefick Southern Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, August 20, 2009, at the Old Center Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday, at the Pace-stancil Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Chuck was born November 1, 1934 in Omha, NE, to parents, Charles W. Sr. and Lois Lyle Burch, a frome resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Kenefick are for the past 37 years. He was a graduate of the Lutheran High School of Houston, a veteran of the US Army, a retired machinist for Amco Steel of Houston, a member of the Denefick Southern Baptist Church. He also enjoyed fishing, travel and bowling.

Mr. Burch was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter: Faith Psensik, parent-in-law: Boby G. and Lila Mae Schwartz, bother-in-law Jim Krunk, and niece: Dawn Kruk. He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Martha E. Schwartz Burch of Kenefick, daughters: Kimberly O'Neal and husband Bryan of Dayton, Kathy Brackin of Dayton, and Kristy Coursey and husband Herbert, Jr of Liberty Hill, grandchildren: Keith, Amber, Jessi and husband Travis, Charles, Cody, Justin, and Elizabeth, great-grandchildren Milo and Ayden, sisters: charlene Kruk of GA and Diane Burch of The Woodlands, brother and sister-in-law:: Duane and Renee Hooper, Gerald Hooper, Bobby and Betty Schwartz adn Dean and Cathy Schwartz and numerous nieces, other relatives and friends.


Kelly Maraggia, 46 of Carthage passed away August 14, 2009 in Carthage, Texas. Mrs. Kelly Kim Trout Maraggia was born September 15, 1962 in Long Beach, California to the marriage of John and Sue Lasher Trout. Kelly was a consultant for many years but the last few years enjoyed being a rancher and breeding Black Angus cattle. Mrs. Maraggia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother.

Services will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Rosary at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home with Father Michael Adams officiating.

Survivors include:

Father: John Trout of Colorado, formerly of Gary

Husband: Edward “Ed” Maraggia of Carthage

Children:
Timothy Binfet and wife Lillie of Joaquin
Brad Whitus and wife Charie of Utah
Charles Maraggia of Carthage

Brother: Tod Trout of Las Vegas, Nevada

Five Grandchildren: Tayton and Kayson Binfet, Selina, Michel and Trevor Whitus

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.


08/15/09

Sharon Emanis Crawford, age 60, of Center passed away Saturday evening, August 15, 2009 at her residence in Center. She was member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Center.

Sharon Emanis Crawford was born November 27, 1948 in Gilmer to R.F. Williams and Faye Rutledge Williams.

Services will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday August 18, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Aaron Golden officiating, interment to follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Center.

Sharon is survived by:
Husband: Gary "Possum" Crawford of Center
Daughters: Mikah Weems and husband Jeff of Minden and Laura Wilson and husband Carl of Center.
Sons: Scott Emanis and wife Brandi of Shelbyville and Mark Emanis and wife Ruby of Rock Island, Tn.
Mother: Faye Williams of Center
8 Grandchildren: Candice Emanis, Colby Wilson, Delaney Emanis, Allison Wilson, Dalton Emanis, Hunter Emanis, Max Emanis, and Erika Clark.
1 Great Grandchild: Skyler paige Weatherford

Sisters: Debra Williams of Center and Vickie Jackson and husband Glenn of Center
Brother: Robbie Williams and wife Kelle of Center
Mother-in-law: Earline Crawford of Center
Brother-in-law: Don Crawford and wife Pat of Center
Stepson: Jeff Crawford of Nacogdoches

She was preceded in death by: Father: R.F. WIlliams, Grandson: Wesley Weems, Brother: MItchell Williams, and Husband: Tommy Gene Emanis

Pallbearers will be: Rex Davis, Larry Poe, W. H. Britt, Aaron Golden, Calvin Smith, Mark Ivy, Jerry Scates, and Jeff Coates

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Joey Belanger, Robert Hooper, Robert Allen Jackson, Christopher Williams and Mike Scates.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Monday, August 17, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


Jennifer Lea Bobbitt, born Jan. 25, 1957, departed this world on Wednesday, Aug. 12, after a brief and devastating illness. She touched the lives of everyone she encountered, her family, friends, and co-workers.

Jennifer was born in Houston, TX and was a 5th generation Texan, a fact she was very proud of. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1975 and lived her entire life in Houston. She worked for 21 years at Allright Parking, Inc. before taking early retirement. She then worked as an accountant for Kingsley Constructors, Inc. in The Woodlands for 11 years. Her friends and co-workers remember her as a friend and as a leader – her enthusiasm so infected those around her, that some even tried to copy her in various ways, even down to speaking like her! Jennifer left an indelible mark everywhere she went. Her vibrant persona made everyone’s day. She turned friends and co-workers into family; solved problems; and was always “there” for them. Although not clinically trained as a psychotherapist, Jennifer’s upbeat personality and empathy for those in need drew a flock of “clients,” most of whom swore her brand of unconditional support and intense listening skills beat the socks off most licensed practitioners.

She leaves behind a host of loving family members, friends, and co-workers, including her parents: Paul and Mavis Bobbitt; brother, Chris Bobbitt; sister, Joy Jenkins and husband Chuck Jenkins; niece, Amy Schroeder; nephew, Wesley Jenkins; great nephews Riley Wade and Jett Wade; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff in the MICU at Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands and the entire staff at HealthCare Odyssey, the Conroe hospice where Jennifer transitioned to the heavens. Raya Machupa, Ph.D., the spiritual advisor at Odyssey, was of particular comfort to Jennifer and those who love her. There is no doubt of “life after life,” and we know that Jennifer – although she deserves a rest - will continue to take care of us. Our lives are the better for knowing her.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Forest Park-The Woodlands, located at 18000 I-45. Funeral services will be in the Chapel at Forest Park-The Woodlands on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow later that day in the Bobbitt Family Cemetery in East Texas.

Those who wish may enter their memories of Jennifer on the Internet-based guestbook, at www.mem.com
The family asks that in lieu of floral tributes to instead honor Jennifer’s shining life on this Earth by making a contribution in her name to the Bobbitt Family Cemetery, c/o W.C. Bobbitt, 2578 61st Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640, or to one of the organizations combating colon cancer, found at www.preventcancer.org.


08/12/09

Iva Cockrell, 101, of Pt. Neches, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2009.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 15, 2009 at Sholar Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Pate officiating. Visitation will be Saturday August 15, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 16, 1908 in Shelby County to Houston and Willie Mae (Dean) Harris. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Houston & Willie Harris, 4 Children, Willie Ruth Duke, Boyer Cockrell, Orville Cockrell and William Cockrell and Sister, Alma Campbell.

She is survived by:
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.

Pallbearers:
Bennie White, Jerry Duke, Jr., Danny Duke, Jr.,
George Duke, Jeremy Duke, Ryan Rausch and Gladys Fountain

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


08/10/09

Judy Worry, 58, of San Augustine County died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2008, at her residence in the New Hope Community.

Mrs. Worry was born March 19, 1951, in Center, Texas, to the late Jack and Lamerl (Bennefield) Ponder. She worked in the cafeteria at the intermediate school for San Augustine Independent School District. She had also worked at Burks Grocery. She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church.

Survivors: her husband, Lonnie Ray Worry of San Augustine County; daughters, Tina Comstive and husband Frank of Richmond and Tonillia Byley and husband Kent of San Augustine; grandchildren, Kortney Wall, Brett Byley, Tara Fuller, Josh Byley, Rose Comstive, and Lily Comstive; great-grandchildren, Tristian Fuller and Madison Fuller; brothers, Greg Ponder of San Augustine, Charles Wayne Ponder and wife Shawna of Pineland, and Todd Ponder and wife Angie of Belmont, Louisiana; and sisters, Diane Lott and husband Terry of Rosevine, Pam Speight of Lufkin, and Jacqueline Haley and husband Ray of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Chad Worry.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Preston "Cookie" Fitzgerald and Bro. Terry Lott officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Pallbearers: Jason Lott, Glenn Allen, Michael Ponder, Terry Brian Lott, Terry Jessup, and Chad Allen. Honorary pallbearers: Claborne Allen, Dinky Byley, Chad Ponder, Billy Ponder, Blake Ponder, and Jacob Todd.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


08/09/09

Jeanette Peace Luman, 70, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009 in Nacogdoches. She was born March 18, 1939 in Tenaha to Carl Levi Peace and Willie Irene Hooper Peace. Mrs. Luman was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She attended Harmony Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 9th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, August 10th at the Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ted Jacks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lester Hacker, Benny Holt, Randy Folsom, Jeff Burris, Ken Graves and Gene Edward Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be James Doyle Folsom.

She is survived by:

Husband, James Verlon Luman of Center

Sons:
James E. Luman of Joaquin
Robert Luman of Alabama

Daughters:
Janie Andress of Nacogdoches
Corine Correa of Austin
Tracy Windham of Center
Tammie Luman of Austin

Grandchildren:
Robbie Luman, Scott Luman, Chris Luman, Leslie McGuire and Lindsay Husky

Great Grandchild, Connor McGuire

Sister, Jenell Shofner of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Carl Levi and Willie Irene Peace
Son, Wayne Edward Luman


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


08/06/09

Robert Rice, 45 years old, formerly of Center, Tx, passed away on Saturday August 1st in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1964 in Pawhuska, Ok to Don and Doylene Rice. A private memorial was held for family members. Bob was a devout Christian and a loving son, brother, and uncle. He was an active member of the Southwood Apartment Housing Committee.

Survivors Include:

Mother, Doylene Rice of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister, Terrie Mayfield of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother, Ken Rice and wife Urma of Wichita Falls, Texas

Niece, Lacy Foshee and husband Danny of Center, Texas

Niece, Cameron Mayfield of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great Niece, Lila Marie Foshee of Center, Texas

Nephew, Kenny Rice of Iowa Park, Texas

Nephew, Nolan Rice of Wichita Falls, Texas

Numerous Uncles, Aunts, and cousins


Preceeded in death by:
Father, Don Rice of Henderson, Texas
Maternal Grandparents, Doyle and Mary Claybrook of Wewoka, Oklahoma
Paternal Grandparents, Cecil and Voilet Rice of Wewoka, Oklahoma


08/05/09

Pauline Gary Harvey "Dute" Black, 89, of Marshall passed away on August 3, 2009 in Jefferson. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2009 in Cool Springs Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana with Martin Hergert officiating.

Pauline Gary Harvey Black was born on October 29, 1919 in Tyler, Texas to Benjamin Franklin Gary and Ida Jane Boucher Gary. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas. She was made from pioneer stock and knew the value of a hard days work. She knew the ethics of taking care of her family and their needs. She was always there when you had a need. Pauline was outspoken, witty and always had a unique way of turning a phrase. She formerly lived in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Lois Black of Marshall, Maxine Brown of Shreveport, John Leggett of Joaquin and Ann Harvey of Huxley and a number of great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, George Harvey and Joe Black; parents, brother, Woodrow Gary and sister, Gladys Leggett.


08/04/09

Mrs. Syble Jo (Ogden) Brewster, age 79, of Jasper, Texas, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Brewster was born in Shelby County, Texas, and formerly resided in San Augustine County. She was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a 1948 graduate of Brookeland High School. She was an accomplished quilter and enjoyed sewing, gardening, handwork, embroidery, and crocheting.

Survivors: her husband of 59 years, L.T. “Bob” Brewster; a son, Roscoe Brewster and wife Janetta of Jasper, Texas; a daughter, Donna Baker and husband David of Nacogdoches, Texas; six grandchildren, Jeremy Brewster and wife Holly, Katie Groves and husband Wesley, JoDee Baker, Jared Baker, Jenny Baker, and Justin Baker; and a great-grandson, Koby Groves.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Duetta (Whitton) Ogden; and her sister, Johnnie Wood.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Stringer & Griffin Chapel in Jasper, Texas. Interment will follow at Brookeland Cemetery in Sabine County, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home at 2577 N. Wheeler Street in Jasper, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, Texas. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.stringerandgriffin.com.


J W Jackson, 88, of Beaumont, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 2, 2009. He was born in Shelbyville, Texas on July 14, 1921 to C F and Kate Jackson. After WWII he moved to Orange to work at Consolidated Steel Shipyard and later the Boilermakes Local 587.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ione Wood, Gay Neil Moor, June McGill, Sandy Parkhurst; brothers, Alan Jackson and Charles Jackson; grandchildren, Jay Medore and Melissa Medore. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Iva Jane Jackson and children, Lynda Medore of New Braunfels, Jennifer Bryan of Canyon Lake, and Douglas Jackson of Beaumont; sister, Billie Grindal; brother, Alan Wayne Jackson of Orange; grandchildren, Holly Cruise and husband Randy of Lumberton, Todd Hamilton and wife Kimberly of San Antonio, Shelli Jackson of Bridge City, Jason Jackson of Beaumont, and spiritual grandson Jim Castellan of Beaumont and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM.

Interment will be at 11 AM, Thursday, August 6th at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.


08/03/09

Services for Henry Dalton Flournoy, 79, of Longview will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Longview Missionary Baptist Church, at Loop 281 and Hollybrook Dr., with Revs Darrel Owens and Tony Harp officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Mr. Flournoy went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

He was born in San Augustine, Texas , January 23, 1930 to Arbie Alex and Zelma Viola Wilkinson Flournoy; was a member and deacon of Longview Missionary Baptist Church; was active in Longview Boys Baseball Association and served on the board and coached for many years. He was a credit manager at LeTourneau Inc. and served in the US Army in Korea. Mr. Flournoy was preceded in death by his parents and brother Clifford Earl.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy May, Son, Henry Dale and wife Tommie of Mt Enterprise, son, Delbert Alan of Gilmer, brothers, Paul E. of Timpson, Guy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Wilburn "Pete" and wife Carolyn of Tenaha: sisters, Katy Lou Purdy and husband Jimmie of Houston, Weeda Pearl Lowry and husband Ray of Longview, Sarah Viola Lewis and husband John of Huntington, Betty Sue Duke and husband George of Timpson and Rachel Ann Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville; sister-in-law Norma Flournoy of Nacogdoches and grandson Thaddeus Wade Flournoy and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2009.


 Justin Edward Prinz, 21, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born April 4, 1988 in Bellville, Texas to William Prinz & Patsy Furlow Prinz. Justin was a 2006 graduate of Joaquin High School. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church of Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Luke Garrett & Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Richard Furlow, Jr., Richard Taylor, Jerome Reardon, Mike Prinz and Gilbert Vaughn.

He is survived by:

Parents, William & Patsy Prinz of Huxley

Brother, Joshua Prinz & wife Aimee, and their son, Austin, of Cortez, Colorado
Brother, Jimmy Prinz of Huntsville

Niece, Rebecca Prinz of Huxley

Nephew, Stetson Prinz of Huxley

Grandparents:
J.T. & Sally Furlow of Huxley
Phillip & Nora Taylor of Trinity

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Clarence & Gladys Prinz

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


Pastor R.L. “Bob” Coudrain, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born March 17, 1933 in Evadale, Texas to Paul Coudrain and Emmy Burch Coudrain. Pastor Coudrain had been in the ministry for over 50 years, having been pastor at First Pentecostal of Joaquin for 10 years. He had also operated Cardinal Plumbing, and later Acker Plumbing in Beaumont for many years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Stanley, Bro. Burton Holt and Bro. Noah Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Coudrain, Arthur Cloudy, Rayford Beall, Richard Davis and Charles Beckham.

He is survived by:

Wife, Nina Costner Coudrain of Joaquin

Daughters:
Elsie Rayburn & husband Hugh of San Antonio
Amber Coudrain of Beaumont

Grandsons:
Richard Coudrain of Beaumont
Joshua Costner & wife Amanda of Mauriceville
Dwight Burton of Silsbee
John Burton of Silsbee
Robert Rayburn of San Antonio

Granddaughter, Rebekah Day & husband Jordan of Baytown

Stepson, John Costner & wife Lisa of Silsbee

Step Daughter, Charmaine Costner of Silsbee

Seven Great Grandchildren

Brother, Vernon Coudrain of Silsbee

Sister-in-Law, Virginia Coudrain of Silsbee

Also many members of his church family.

Preceded in death by:
Son, Robert Lee Coudrain

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


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7/27/09
Lillie Lee Forbis, aka"Big Momma" was born April 16, 1905 in Ironosa, San Augustine County, Texas went to be home with her Lord on July 26, 2009. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Longview.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Forbis; and one great-grandchild, Carol Lynn Broussard. She is survived by her son and spouse, James D. and Gerrie Forbis; daughters, Helen Broussard and Ruth Swanzy; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road, Longview, Texas at 10 AM, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 with Rev. Wayne Spanhanks officiating. Graveside services will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas at 1 PM.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 6 PM-8 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gregg North Unit, P.O. Box 906, Longview, Texas, 75606.


Kay Barrow of Terrell passed away on July 22, 2009. She was born on April 28, 1945, to the late Dr. Ray A. and Wilma Matthews Chatelain in Port Sulphur, La.

Kay was a member of the First Baptist Church of Terrell. She worked with the Terrell ISD for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, walking, going to church, shopping and helping others.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ray A. Chatelain Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Richard Barrow; sons, Dewayne Barrow and wife Adrienne, Brian Barrow and wife Lori; granddaughters Madison and Charlotte Barrow; sister, Wilma Elder and husband Buddy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law J. W. and Ann Barrow; niece and nephews Michelle Findley, Michael R. Lane and Kyle Barrow.

Services were held on July 24 at Anderson-Clayton Bros Chapel in Terrell.


7/25/09
Mr. Elton McKinzie, age 82, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, at a Lufkin hospital.

Mr. McKinzie was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Shelby County, Texas, as a son of the late Nettie (Dean) and William McKinzie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a machinist with Center Office Products. He was a member of San Augustine's First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors: his wife, Margie McKinzie of San Augustine; daughter, Teresa McKinzie Smith and husband Glenn of Cypress, Texas; grandchildren, Cole, Jordan, and Noelle Smith of Cypress; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Buddy and wife Helen Gray Of San Augustine, Welton and Linda Blackmon of Shelbyville, Jerry Blackmon of Lufkin, Alice Blackmon of Lufkin, James Cabiness of Houston, Hazel McKinzie of Center; a beloved pet, Sparky; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. David Burcham, Bro. Charles G. Hensley Jr., and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Visitiation will be held Saturday, July 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


7/24/09
Mrs. Johnnie Brown Harvey, age 82 of Center, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
Services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, July 27, 2009, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.
Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

She was born December 29, 1926 in the Village of Mangham, Louisiana to Parents, Kelly & Myrtle Pitman Brown. She was a laborer all of her life, working as a seamstress for many years and she also was a shorthand secretary, telephone operator and she retired from Tyson. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center for many years.
She is preceded in death by her Mother, Myrtle Pitman Brown, Brother, Jimmy Brown and a Granddaughter, Jacqueline Murphy Gibbs

She is survived by:
8 Children:
Richard Brown of Cuero, Texas
Douglas & Chris Sims of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Ronald & Debbie Hill of Joaquin
Deborah Jones of Center
Laurajo Harvey Knox of Cuero, Texas
Caleb Harvey, Jr. & wife, Paula of Center
Mark & Sandra Harvey of Center
Rodney Harvey

25 Grandchildren
44 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson

2 Sisters:
Nancy Hardin of Cuero, Texas
Monseal Langford of Corpus Christi

Sister-in-law: Ruth Brown of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas

Pallbearers: Timothy Murphy, Bret Anderson, Travis Bielicki, Robert Knox, 
Brandon Stehling and David Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Hardin and Daniel Harvey

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


Verna Maudine Holder Evans, 81, of Diboll, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009 at her home. She was born December 6, 1927 in Shelby County to Lewis Holder and Lela Brady Holder.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, July 26, 2009 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Ross Black officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Norma Moore of Diboll

Son, Joe Evans of Diboll

Grandsons:
Jesse Upchurch & wife Michelle of Pollok
Woody Evans of Pollok

Granddaughters:
Laci Roden of Pollok
Angel Gillispie & husband Korey of Lufkin
Tiffany Whitney of Pollok

Great Grandchildren:
Chandler Upchurch, Gage Gilmore, Hayden Bounds, Jackson Evans, Cheyenne Evans, Rex Kirkley, Hagen Smith, and Peyton Vines

Special Friend, Donnie Lynn Causey of Pollok

Also numerous cousins and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Woodrow W. Evans
Sisters, Louise Wilburn & Thelma Muckleroy

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


7/21/09
Judge John E. Tomlin, passed away Tuesday July 21, 2009 at his home. He was born November 23, 1943 in Center to Dewey Edward Tomlin and Nera Edna Ford Tomlin. Judge Tomlin has served as Shelby County Judge since January 1, 2007. He was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, The Historical Society & The Historical Commission. Judge Tomlin had also served as a school board member for Center ISD for over 10 years. Having grown up as a member of the Providence Baptist Church, he most recently was a member of The First Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at The First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Charlotte Austin officiating.

Pallbearers will be:
Nacogdoches County Judge, Joe English
Panola County Judge, David Anderson
San Augustine County Judge, Randy Williams
Sabine County Judge, Charles Williams
273rd District Judge, Charles Mitchell
123rd District Judge, Guy Griffin

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Sons of the Republic of Texas

His is survived by:
Wife, Ann Tomlin of Center

Daughters: 
Angie Tomlin & husband Eric Wilkins of Abilene
Suzanne Tomlin of Austin

Brother, Newton Tomlin & wife Judy of Gladewater

Nephews:
Tim Craven of Phoenix, Arizona
Scott Tomlin of Nederland

Uncle, E.A. Tomlin of Nederland
Beloved Pet, Emma “Thunderpaws”

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewery Edward Tomlin and Nera Edna Ford Tomlin
Sister, Betty Tomlin Craven
Brother, Jarrell Tomlin

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judge Tomlin's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org), The Roughrider Scholarship Fund, or the American Diabetes Association.

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


Peter B. Sumstine, 90, of Center, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday July 24, 2009 at White Rock Cemetery.

He was born April 18, 1919 in Boone, Iowa to Peter B. and Eunica (Smith) Sumstine. He was a carpenter and was self-employed. He served in US Army during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Peter B. and Eunica Sumstine, Wife, Verlene (Hendricks) Sumstine, Daughter, Cynthia Gwen Sumstine, 4 Brothers and 1 Sister.

He is survived by:
Grandson:
Bryan Sumstine of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Cyndi, Caty, Joe, & Mason Sumstine of Center
Numerous 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


7/20/09
Shirley Booth Middleton, age 88, of Bedford, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, July 20th at a Bedford Hospital. She was born November 29, 1920 in Center to Verner Booth and Bess Hill Booth. Ms. Middleton was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where she was also a long-time Sunday school teacher. Ms. Middleton was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and was a very charitable person. She taught Spanish in Center & Shelbyville, and worked at Middleton Milling for years after the death of her husband Martin.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at The First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: 
Sons:
Mike Middleton and wife Brenda of Ft. Worth
Verner Wayne Middleton of San Antonio

Daughter, Alice Joy Canales and husband Homero of Alice.

Grandchildren:
Martin Middleton, Michael Middleton, Mark Middleton, Matthew Middleton, Ron Jones and Allyson Jones.

Great Grandchildren:
Michael Middleton, Brianna Middleton, Kate Jones, Courtney Middleton, Macy Middleton, Hannah Middleton and Micah Middleton

Brother, W.V. "Billy" Booth, Jr. & wife Betty of San Antonio

Sister-in-law, Lavoice Smallwood of Houston

Preceded in death by: 
Husband, Martin Middleton

Memorials can be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church in Center or the Humane Society of your choice. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


7/19/09
Onetia Faye Bewley Segler, 79, of Joaquin passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born December 1, 1929 in Gainesville, Texas to T.L. Bewley and Novilla Mitchell Bewley. Faye was a homemaker and mother, and was always involved with her love of art. She owned Bee’s & Bud’s Arts & Crafts for a period of time in Houston, along with a wedding catering business. After retiring to Joaquin, she owned Nita’s, a floral business. She also worked for the Center ISD for many years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, July 20th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Tuesday July 21st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Stephen DeCordova, Scott DeCordova, Juston Love, Jordon Love, Rex Hendrix, Bryan DeCordova, Doug Segler and Bud Love.

She is survived by:

Son, Bud Love, Jr. of Whitesboro 

Daughter, Bee DeCordova & husband Bryan of Austin 

Stepson, Douglas Segler & wife Jackie of Seguin

Grandchildren:
Juston Love
Jordan Love
Stephen DeCordova
Scott DeCordova
Katie Love
Derek Segler
Carey Segler
Troy Segler

Sisters:
Delores Hendrix & husband Rex of Mt. Vernon 
Lynda Evans & husband L.D. of Coppell

Aunt: Flo Smith of Georgetown

Also a number of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 33 years, James Duke Segler

Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


7/17/09
Judith Grabowski, 68, of Timpson passed away July 17, 2009 peacefully, at her residence. A graveside service is planned for Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10 AM at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson with Rev. Jean Ferraro officiating. The family will receive guest at Taylor Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6-8 PM.

Judith was born in Hawthorne, CA on May 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Pittenger)Carolus. She spent her childhood in California wehre she was reared by her grandparents Tressa and Harry Pittenger. Judy and Sam Grabowski were married on September 26, 1992.

She worked as a negineer tech at Brown & Root. Mrs. Grabowski especially enjoyed trips to the boats and vacations just traveling in general. She loved her family, shopping, dancing and living life to the fullest.

Judith is survived by her husband, Sam Grabowski; a daughter, Tressa Fulmer of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Kassie Fulmer, Bobby Fulmer, and Joe Grabowski; also by other relatives and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and son Robert Joe Mericle.

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


7/15/09
Barbara Jean Cockrell Wright, 73, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born in Panola County to Elam Cockrell and Nadine Hooper Cockrell. Ms. Wright was a member of the Shelby County Historical Society, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was of the Christian faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 17th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 18th at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey, Bro. Randy Smith, and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Mother, Nadine Hooper Cockrell of Joaquin

Sisters:
Martha Cockrell Hicks & husband Guy of Joaquin
Patricia Cockrell Suhr of Nacogdoches
Cynthia Cockrell Webster & husband Ben of Joaquin

Nieces:
Charmian Hicks
Holly Webster Groelin

Nephews:
Josh Webster, Joel Webster & James Wesley Suhr

One Grand Niece

Five Grand Nephews

Also a number of friends & other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, H. Dale Wright
Father, Elam Cockrell

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


7/14/09
Ann Dillen, age 72, of Timpson passed away July 13, 2009 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 16, 2009 in First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Private graveside services will be Thursday afternoon in Houston, Texas.

Born February 13, 1937, in Houston, Texas, Ann Dillen was the daughter of the late Marion J. and Nellie (Chisholm) Weaver. She and Paul D. Dillen were married in Houston on January 20, 1956. After her retirement from American Packing and Gasket Co. in Houston, she and Paul D. moved to Timpson, Texas, where she was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include husband, Paul D. Dillen of Timpson; daughter Myrna Green and husband John of Houston; 2 sons, Donald Dillen and wife Erlene of Corsicana and Paul Dillen and wife Annette of Houston; 2 sisters, Betty Miller and husband Jerry of Katy, Texas and Sarah Schultz and husband Raymond of Mason, Texas; sister-in-law Nell Weaver of Conroe, Texas; 6 grandchildren: Kristen Diamond, John Paul Green, Lisa Dillen, Jason Dillen, Hannah Dillen, and Heather Dillen; and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Buddy Weaver.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


7/13/09
Regina Suzanne Cox Eaves, 40, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at her home. She was born October 27, 1968 in Nacogdoches to James Lavon Cox and Evelyn Faye Hopkins Cox. Regina was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 15th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 16th at Sowell Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Dennis Casper officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Douglas Eaves of Joaquin

Daughters:
Jennifer Chamberlain & fiancé Corey Aaron of Huntington
April Cox of Huntington
Amber Lynn Eaves of Joaquin

Stepsons:
Douglas Lynn Eaves, Jr. of Tenaha
Brandon Lynn Eaves of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Kaylee Irwin of Huntington

Mother, Evelyn Cox

Sisters:
Angela Lee of Huntington
Kimberly Abele of Phoenix, Arizona

Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law:
Jackie & Adell Eaves, Sr. of Tenaha

Aunt, Berlene Risinger & husband Marlin of Beaumont

Brothers-in-Law & Sisters-in-Law:
Debra & Gayla Pratt of Joaquin
Jackie & Tabby Eaves of Tenaha
Elaine & Donald Hicks of Tenaha
Tommy & Becky Eaves of Tenaha
Larry & Delica Eaves of Center
Angela & Edward Hurst of Tenaha
Becky & Willie Bridges of Tenaha
Brandy & Brian Kerr of Nacogdoches

Special Friend, Johnny Corcoran of Huntington

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Cox
Sister, Priscilla Emanis
Brother, Clifton Cox

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


Mr. John Wayne Garsee, age 66, of Orange, Texas, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009, at a Beaumont hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Center, Texas. Mr. Garsee was a member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor and worked as an electrician with IBEW Local #479.

Survivors: wife, Teodora "Yoya" Garsee of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Brent Rawlinson of Beaumont, Texas, Melissa and Terry Eicher of Burleson, Texas, and Veronica and James Bryan of Plano, Texas; a son, Keith Garsee of Los Angeles, California; grandson, Dylan Garsee of Beaumont, Texas; granddaughter, Olivia Rawlinson of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Donny Garsee and wife Linda of Orange, Texas, and Danny Garsee of San Augustine, Texas; a sister, Cathy Sanders and husband Wayne of Nacogdoches, Texas; and 25 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Henley Wagstaff; father, Leland Hildrege "Jack" Garsee; step-father, H.B. Wagstaff; and step-mother, Nona Garsee.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Rev. W.W. Smith and Rev. Jeremy Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Parker Cemetery near San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


James R. Peal, 81, passed away in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, July 11, 2009. He was born on March 20, 1928, in Villa Rica, Georgia to Norman and Hazel Peal. James honorably served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Rice University and Abbott Laboratories. Formerly of North Carolina, James had been a resident of Pearland since 1973 and attended St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Hazel Peal and brother, William Norman Peal, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Virginia Ann Peal, sister-in-law, Frances Laman and numerous other extended family members in North Carolina.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, Pearland.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made in James name to the SPCA, 14700 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas or charity of your choice.


7/12/09
Kenneth E. Whitney, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 6, 1942 in Silsbee to Herbert Jackson Whitney and Pearl Hayes Whitney. Mr. Whitney was an avid hunter and fisherman and had served as a fishing guide. He loved to cook for both the youth at First Baptist Church of Joaquin and the Joaquin Fire Department. Mr. Whitney was a member of First Baptist Church of Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 15th at the First Baptist Church of Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey, Bro. Al Hancock, Raymond Owens and LeeAnn Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be special family members; Paul Barras, Randy Bonner, Mark Bonner, Tim Bonner, Bubba Metcalf, Zach Bonner, David Bonner, Justin Bell, Jacob Metcalf and Justin Wilburn. Honorary pallbearers will be special family members; Carl Savoie, Charles Case, Curly Metts, Ray Foster, Wayne Barber, Calvin Lopez, Jerry Cockrell, Elwin Watson, Richard Cox, Skip McGhan, Jay Garcia, Jay Garcia Jr., Wayne Wimberly, Scotty Everett, Billy Mack Wilson, Rusty Wilson, Joe Cockrell, Steve Cockrell, K. D. Langford, Leonard Roland, David Jones, Adrian Roland, Kevin Taylor, James Moore, Jim Sullivan, Tom Gallenbach, O. D. Faulkner, David Buton, Bo Posey, Rodney Dean, Steve Owens and Darrin Owens.

He is survived by:

Wife of 27 years: LaMerle Cockrell Whitney of Joaquin

Sons:
Charles Whitney and wife Shirley of Houston
Jacob Whitney

Daughter: Dawn Jones and husband Everett of Orange

Grandsons:
Nicholas Whitney, Nathaniel Whitney, Brandon Whitney and Ronald Warden, II.

Granddaughters:
Melinda Guidry and husband Chad
Breane Whitney

Great Granddaughter: Akaria Hope Guidry

Sister, Jeannette Cornwell of Alvin

Brother-in-law: Delbert Ray Cockrell and wife Doris of Center

Adopted Family:
Bro. Paul Silvey and Lynn, Matt and Zack
Keith Koonce and wife Delilah, Elizabeth, Chris Carlin, Joel and Emily “Cutie Pie”
Dock and Fannie Watson.
A Number of Other Relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herbert Jackson Whitney and Pearl Hayes Whitney
Sister-in-law, Mildred Frankie Cockrell Brittain
Brothers-in-law; Charles Harvey Cockrell and David Cornwell
Nieces; Julie Dewan Brittain Harris and Paige Carpenter
Great Niece; Ashley Caroline Harris

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law; Dutch and Alice Crawford Cockrell

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Lifecare Hospice of Nacogdoches, Dr. Coty Ho, Angela, Sonna and Miriam.

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


7/10/09
Funeral services for Troy Glenn Matlock, 57, of Mount Enterprise, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson, Texas. Interment will follow at Old Prospect Cemetery in Mount Enterprise. Mr. Matlock died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until service time Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Daughters: Michelle Miller, Kerri Norman and Lacy Wilson
Sister: Rita Hughes and husband, Richard, of Center, Texas
Brothers: Jerry Matlock and wife, Charlcye, of Mt. Enterprise and Gary Matlock of Mt. Enterprise.
Seven Grandchildren

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mattie B. Matlock, five brothers and one sister.

Condolences may be made at www.crawfordacrim.com


Buster L. "Pete" Ramsey, age 74, of Timpson passed away July 09, 2009 in Shreveport, LA. Graveside services will be at 2 PM, Saturday, July 11, 2009, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating.

Born November 2, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, Buster L. "Pete" Ramsey was the son of the late Frank and Mary Lee (Hughes) Ramsey. He was a Baptist and had been employed as a bulldozer operator and oilfield worker.

Survivors include a son, Terry Lee Ramsey of Timpson; step-son Billy Dennix and wife Belinda Ann of Buffalo, Texas; two step-daughters, Gayle Westmoreland and husband Ronnie of LaPorte, Texas and Sheila Dennix of Jewett, Texas; brothers Doyle Ramsey and wife Imogene of Timpson and Billy Ramsey and wife Quida of Center. He is also survived by 2 Grandchildren: Trent and Tiffany Ramsey of Livingston, Texas; 10 Step-Grandchildren; and 17 Step-Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 11, 10 AM- 12 Noon at Taylor Funeral Home.

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


7/9/09
Fa'Derrick Rhodes, age 12, of Timpson passed away July 4, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at the First Assembly of God in Timpson, TX at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 11th.


7/6/09
Ernestine Hollyfield, age 85, of Timpson passed away July 6, 2009 in Garrison. Services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, July 11, 2009, in First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Billy Gene Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Born in Terieton, OK., on December 5, 1923 Ernestine Hollyfield was the daughter of the late Victor and Susie F. (Johnson) Raper. On January 7, 1943, she and Dee Hollyfield were married in San Deigo, CA. After moving to Timpson, Texas, they became the owners of Lanana Cleaners in Nacogdoches. Ernestine Hollyfield was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson, serving as a Sunday School teacher and President of the WMU.

Survivors include husband of 66 years, Dee Hollyfield of Timpson; son Ronald Dee Hollyfield and wife Chris of Nacogdoches; daughter Dona Jean Wilson of Brea Ca. and sister Veda Baker of Rancho Bernardo, CA.

She is also survived by 5 Grandchildren; John Shank, Dena Williams, Laura Oxford, Matthew Hollyfield and Nathan Hollyfield; 6 Great Grandchildren; Athena, Gideon and Jesse Williams; Cruz and Cory Oxford; and Regan Hollyfield; 2 Step Granddaughter, 6 Step Great Grandchildren, and 1 Step Great Great Granddaughter.

In addition to her parent, Ernestine was preceded preceded in death by her sister Verda Wall Mauldin and son-in-law George Wilson.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 PM, Friday, July 10, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Christopher (Chris) Raymond, 30 of Center passed away Sunday morning, July 5, 2009 at Nacogdcohes Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born July 18, 1978 in Carthage to Elzie Raymond and Margaret Yarbrough Raymond. Chris attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 12 PM to 9 PM, Wednesday, July 8th at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, July 9th at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Link, Larry Jacks, Chris Gaddy, Donald Raymond, Elzie Raymond, Jr. and James Cheshire. Honorary pallbearers will be Lil Rick, TJ Smith, Shane Statler, Jimmy Allen, Ricky Mitchell, Alan Bailey, James Muster and David Chaddick.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Mahalia Raymond of Sardis
Parents, Elzie & Margaret Raymond of Bronson
Bothers & Sister:
Elzie Raymond Jr & wife Jessie of Nacogdoches
Amy Allen & husband Jimmy "BoBo" of Center
Donald Raymond & wife Katherine of Paxton
Aunt, Eunice Davis of Lufkin
Special Friend, Chris Gaddy of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Betty Lou Raymond, Boyce Raymon, Odell Yarbrough and Adolph Yarbrough
Special Friend, Andrew Fults
Uncles, Donald Raymond & Donald Yarbrough
Cousin, Colton Raymond.

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


Leo Duncan, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Friday morning, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Duncan was born November 4, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to Bob Duncan and Lorene Duncan.

Services will be held 2 PM, Monday July 6, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating, interment to follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Leo Duncan is survived by:
Wife: Alvis Chandler Duncan of Shelbyville
Sons: Keith Duncan and wife Kenetha and Richard Duncan
Grandson: Benjamin Duncan and James Duncan
Sister-in-law: Nathaleen Duncan

Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by:
Brothers: Elvin Duncan and Lamar Duncan
Sister: Lamerle McCoy

Pallbearers will be:
Mickey Jones, Dean Raymond, Chuck Raymond, Sammy O'Rear, Shane Corbell and Buddy Kay

Honorary Pallbears will be:
Carroll Wilson, Charles Wimberly and Felix McDaniel

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


7/3/09
Bonnie Odell Hart, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born December 30, 1927 in Center to Leo McSwain and Ada Anthony McSwain. Ms. Odell was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, July 5th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 6th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Tommy Leo Hart & wife Anetta of Crosby
Gregory Allen Hart & wife Kim of League City
Cecil Wesley Hart, Jr. & wife Jamie of League City
Kenneth Wayne Hart of Center

Daughter-in-Law:
Glenda Hart of Houston

Seventeen Grandchildren

Eight Grandchildren

Sister, Norma Jean George of Houston

Brother, E.C. McSwain of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Cecil Wesley Hart, Sr.
Son, Cecil Ray Hart

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


Ralph Cottongim, 58, of Center, passed away Thursday July 2, 2009 at his residence.

Graveside Services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday July 6, 2009 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Winona, Mississippi with Deacon, Charles Bennett officiating. No visitation is planned at this time.

He was born August 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Gilbert William and Edna (Cope) Cottongim. He worked for Tyson as a maintenance technician for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Gilbert and Edna Cottongim, 1 Sister and Brother, Earl Cottongim.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Myra Cottongim of Center
2 Sons
1 Grandson
Step-Daughter:
Rachel Oyler of Alabama
4 Sisters
1 Brother
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


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


7/01/09
Leo Rodin, 94, of Longview formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday July 1, 2009 in Longview.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday July 6, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Rick Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday July 6, 2009 9:00 a.m. until service time.

He was born September 10, 1914 in Pueblo, CO to Sam and Mary Rodin. He was a Sgt in the US Army and Air Force, having served our country from 1933 to 1947. Mr. Rodin also was a retired US Postal Clerk after many years of service.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sam and Mary Rodin, Brother, Sam Rodin, 2 Sisters, Maggie Rodin and Teresa Rodin.

He survived by:
3 Nieces:
Delores Vaccaro of Pueblo, CO
Nancy Whitemore of Pueblo, CO
Mabel Taylor of El Dorado, AR
Nephew:
Angelo Potonda of Pueblo, CO
Special Caregiver:
Pam Andrews of Keatchie, LA.
Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends

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


 

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6/30/09

Evelyn Inez Drewery Lombardo, 82, of Cumming, GA died a peaceful death with her family around her on the morning of June 24, 2009. A native of East Texas and longtime resident of Forsyth and Dawson counties, she was the daughter of the late William and Inez Drewery. Evelyn was born in Texas before common people had electric lights, cars, televisions -- no supermarkets chains and McDonalds did not exist.

Evelyn had a profound effect on all she met because she always put before them God’s Kingdom as mankind’s only hope for a new heaven and new earth. In faith and obedience, she displayed loyal love to all. She will always be known first and foremost as a true ambassador of the King Christ Jesus and God’s everlasting Kingdom (Isaiah 9:6, 7).

She and Albert Lombardo, Sr. were the parents of William Lombardo, Therese Lombardo-Brown, Albert R. Lombardo, Jr. and Joe L. Lombardo and the grandparents of 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Dawsonville, GA.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.com.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899


06/29/09

O D Hughes, 78, of Longview, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 27, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 12, 1930 in the Short Community of Shelby County to Druie and Myrtie Monroe Hughes. O D served in the US Army, followed by a 12 year service as Gregg County Constable while having a successful entrepreneurial career. O D and his wife of 55 years, LaRea Hughes, touched many people through their lives and businesses. O D left a legacy of real estate ventures, the thriving H&W Honda Yamaha and Marine stores, and an example of a life lived to the fullest to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. O D was an active member in the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Caltex, a Charter member of the Masonic lodge No. 1396, a Mason Worshipful Master, and a member of the Shriners.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, with Rev. Robert Morris and Pastor Glynn Stone officiating. Interment will Follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Longview.

OD is survived by:
Wife, LaRea Hughes of Longview;

Children; Glynn Hughes & wife, Linda, Mark Hughes & wife, Dianne, Cheryl Hughes, Kyle Hughes & wife, Lisa

Grandchildren, Collin Hughes & wife, Tracy, Stephanie Lowe & husband, Dustin, Sommer Wadle & husband, John, Becky Davis & husband, Michael, Ashley Hughes, Brittany Boyd, Buddy Hughes & wife, Jessica, Cameron Bridges, Matt Hughes, Taylor Flechtner, Jordan Hughes, Cole Hughes, Jansen Hughes, Zach Hughes; and 

4 Great Grandchildren with twins on the way;

Sisters-in-law: June Hughes, Janice Hughes, Edra Hughes

B rothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Robert & Betty Risinger, Lamar & Ruth Smith, Tommy & Juanita Smith

OD also leaves a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his, parents, Druie Hughes & Myrtie Monroe Hughes; brothers, Weldon Hughes, Grady Hughes, Billy Ray Hughes & his wife, Melba, OB Hughes, his twin brother, Donald Hughes & his wife, Paulette.


Shelley Bernard Lout, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1953 in Center to Bernard Lout and Norma Hitt Lout. Shelley was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:
Mother, Norma Lout of Shelbyville
Son, Sawyer Lout & wife Amber of Shelbyville
Daughter, Jennie Mooney & husband Bryan of Center

Grandchildren:
Tyler Mooney, Cole Mooney, Austin Mooney, Dylan Mooney, Alexis Lout and Katelyn Lout

Sister, Kim Adams & husband Kinnie of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law, Joan Johnson of Nacogdoches

Brothers-in-law, Jerry Fults & wife Betty of Nacogdoches and Kenneth Fults & wife Patricia of Round Rock

Nieces & Nephews:
Kourtney Adams, Kendra Adams, Ramona Lee, Kevin Johnson, Wendy Meades, Miranda Fults, Jeremy Fults, Renee Fults and Aubrey Don Fults.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Kathey Fults Lout
Daughter, Melody Lout
Father, Bernard Lout

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


Ricky Ray Thompson, 53, of Fairfield, Texas formerly of Gilmer passed away. His services will be held 2:00 P.M, Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer with Bro. Donny Chamberlain and Bro. Brian Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Upshur County , Texas . Mr. Thompson passed away June 28, 2009 in Fairfield , Texas

Mr. Thompson was born November 28, 1955, in Gilmer to Gilbert R. “Toad” and Jean Kennimer Thompson. He graduated from Harmony High School and was a supervisor for EFC Valve Company.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his mother, Jean Thompson of Gilmer; son and daughter-in-law, Carlos and Tiffany Johnston of Gilmer; brothers and sister-in-law, Rex and Carol Thompson of McAlester, OK; sister and brother-in-law, Gina and David Esters of Center; two grandchildren, Karlye and Kahlyen Johnston; nieces Heather Rollins, Lyndsie Thompson; nephew, Cooper Thompson and great niece, Georgia Rollins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert R. “Toad” Thompson in 2002.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.


Otis E. Baggett, 97, of Douglass, passed away Sunday June 28, 2009 at Stallings Court in Nacogdoches.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 1, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Son, Robert Baggett officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday June 30, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 6, 1912 in Deadwood, Texas to Thomas and Estella (Robe) Baggett. Mr. Baggett was an avid fisherman and hunter and during his time as a younger man he owned and operated 3 saw mills. He was a Sgt in the US Army / Air Corp during WWII in the Motor Pool division.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas and Estella Baggett, Wife, Gracie Lucille (Sprately) Baggett, Son, Alton Lee Baggett, Daughter, Yvonne Estele (Baggett) Gray, 4 Brothers, James Baggett, Marcus Thomas Baggett, Rufus Arville Baggett, and Albert Jiggs Baggett,
2 Sisters, Linnie Baggett Jordan and Mary Beatrice (Baggett) Summerville.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Evelyn Joyce (Baggett) Vance of Nacogdoches, TX
3 Sons:
Herbert J. Baggett of Prescott Valley, AZ 
Oliver Clayton Baggett & wife Gloria of Santee, CA 
Robert Baggett & wife Connie of Lufkin, TX
13 Grandchildren
15 Great Grandchildren
7 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Douglas Vance, David Vance, Curtis Baggett, Kenneth Baggett,
Kevin Smith and Michael Nichols

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


06/27/09

Jackie “Rusty Nail” Miller, 57, of Center, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 27, 1952 in Timpson to Sonny Miller and Delmar Smith Miller.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 28th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 29th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. H. Glenn Scruggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Harry Cooper, Joey Christopher, Jason Sims, Mikey Sims, Will Lovett and Willie Prinz. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Miller and Levi Green.

He is survived by:

Son, Ricky Miller of Joaquin

Daughter, Angela Miller of Joaquin

Brother: Billy Miller and wife Fay of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Patsy Bates and husband Gene of Nacogdoches
Helen Christopher and husband Verdell of Nacogdoches
Dollie Lovett and husband Jerry of Center

Sister-in-law: Gail Scruggs and husband Glenn of Keithville, Louisiana

Brothers-in-law:
Don Russell and wife Brenda of Joaquin
Steve Russell and wife Bobbie of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Darline Miller
Parents, Sonny Miller and Delmar Smith Miller
Brothers: Mike Miller, Alfred Miller and Robert Miller
Sisters: Hazel Whittington, Meg Cooper and Gladys Prinz


Richard C. Green, 82, of New Caney, formerly of Kerens, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009 in Humble. He was born March 26, 1927 in Malakoff to Robert Lee Green and Ethel Boone Green. He served in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 28th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 29th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Sue Allred officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Green of Terrell
Steve Green & wife Donie of New Caney
Mark Green & wife Stefenie of Rowlett

Daughter:
Vicki Janosec and husband Mike of New Caney
Rhonda Jackson and husband Richard of Center

Grandchildren:
Alicia Tim Jackie Stephen Kristi
Brookes Robert Kristal Stacie Adrain
Jenna Trevor Alisa

Great Grandchildren: 
Cody Keifer Kaitlyn Christopher Seth 
Landon Brayden Jarren Makayla Ethan
Kylie Kaysi

Brother & Sisters:
Bennie Green
Dorthy Jones
Onita Clark

Devoted companion, Betty Green

Preceded in death by
Brother, Corbin Green
Sister, Annie Cockrell

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


06/26/09

Jean Sims, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, June 26, 2009 at a Nacogdoches nursing home. She was born March 3, 1930 in Danville, Arkansas to Alva Jake Broadstock and Dora Lee King Broadstock.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 27th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas.

She is survived by:

Son, David Sims & wife Pat of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Tara Harris & husband Dustin of Galaway
Danielle Sims of Tenaha
Whitney Jackson of Tenaha

Great Grandsons:
Dalton Lee Harris of Galaway
Jasper Lee Harris of Galaway

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Alva & Dora Broadstock
Husband, Vernon Sims

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


06/25/09

Elisa Kate Jacobs, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Houston Hospice in Houston.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 16, 1926 to Vester Lee and Edna Louise (Lucas) Ashby. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Vester and Edna Ashby, 2 Brothers, Jim Ashby and Jack Ashby

She is survived by:
Husband:
A.C. “Jake” Jacobs of Shelbyville
Daughter: 
Jeanie Lee Bryant & husband Scott of Cleveland 
Daughter:
Susan Audrey Valentine & husband Jack of Horseshoe Bay
Son:
Ronny Cecil Jacobs & wife Sandra of Houston
Daughter:
Penny Elisa Lightfoot & husband Larry of Rock Island
9 Grandchildren
Kyle Bryant, Craig Bryant, Ryan Bryant, 
Michael Marshall & Christina, Kimberly Etheridge & husband Scott
Andrea Dominguez & husband Randy
Deanna King & husband Skip
Aaron Jacobs
Nathan Lightfoot
13 Great Grandchildren
William Bryant, Christine Bryant, Angela Bryant,
Zoe Marshall, Sophie Marshall
Ella Etheridge, Ava Etheridge
Trevor Dominguez, Tristan Dominguez, Tate Dominguez, & Taylor Dominguez
Sarah King & Allen King

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


06/24/09

Manuel “Malin” Mejia, 45, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 8, 1964 in Mexico to Manuel Mejia & Mariana Gutierrez.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 25th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. No funeral services are scheduled, and interment will follow in Mexico.

He is survived by:

Son, Aron Mejia

Daughter, Mariana Mejia

Parents, Manuel Mejia & Mariana Gutierrez

Brothers:
Lazaro Mejia, Ancelmo Mejia, Conrrado Mejia, Jesus Mejia and Eradio Mejia.

Sisters:
Alicia Mejia, Odvlia Mejia, Lilia Mejia, Esperanza Mejia and Mariana Mejia.


06/22/09

Louie Gaddys Fittz, 94, went to be with our Lord on Monday June 22, 2009 while living with his daughter in Keithville, Louisiana. He had had a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born January 21, 1915 in Center to C.D. “Doug” Fittz and Adell Bailey Fittz. Mr. Fittz was a life-long resident of Shelby County, City of Huxley. Mr. Fittz was a broiler and cattle farmer since 1952. He was a retired lineman from the IBEW Union local #738 in Longview and L.E. Meyers in 1969. Mr. Fittz was a Deacon and member of Lydia Baptist Church for over 60 years, and also a Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville for 60 years, a 32nd degree Scottish Rites Mason, and also a Shriner for a number of years. Mr. Fittz was appointed mayor pro-tem during the corporation of Huxley, Texas and voted a city councilman for a number of years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 24th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 25th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Graveside services will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Center, and will be under the direction of Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge # 32 in Shelbyville. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dean Fittz, Scott Fittz, Chad Wagstaff, Todd Cooper, Donny Sharpe, Eric Zahlmann and Josh Smalley.

He is survived by:

Son, Weldon Fitzz & wife Ophelia of Deweyville

Daughter, Phyllis Wagstaff & husband Glenn of Keithville, Louisiana

Brother, C.D. “Pete” Fittz, Jr. & wife Charlsie of Westlake, Louisiana

Sister, Odell Cannon & husband Jack of Shelbyville

Eight Grandchildren, Thirteen Grandchildren and Three Great Great Grandchildren

He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.

Preceded in death by:
Beloved wife, Delmer Faye Snider Fittz
Parents, C.D. “Doug” & Adell Fittz
Brother, Kline Fittz

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and every act of kindness shown to our beloved dad. With special thanks to Connie Smith, Nadine Ladner and the nurses and caregivers of Odyssey Hospice.

Memorial donations may be made to Lydia Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Huxley, Texas 75973.

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


06/18/09

Junious “June” Spurlock, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born August 8, 1922 in Joaquin to Joel G. Spurlock and Essie Jones Spurlock. Mr. Spurlock proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department, and the Telephone Pioneers / CWA. Mr. Spurlock was also a reserve deputy for Shelby County. He was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 18th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 19th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jerry McDaniel, Jerry D. McDaniel, Todd McDaniel, Newton Johnson, Steve Cockrell and Jeremy Boyett.

He is survived by:

Wife, Beth Hopkins Spurlock of Joaquin

Daughters:
Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin
Sheila Fisher of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center

Grandsons:
Jerry D. McDaniel of Joaquin
Todd McDaniel of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren:
Austin Sims, Treven Sims, Jace McDaniel, Addison McDaniel, Sawyer McDaniel, and Hayes McDaniel.

Brother, Kenneth Spurlock & wife Lottie of Joaquin

Brother-in-Law, E.C. McSwain of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Joel G. Spurlock & Essie Jones Spurlock

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


06/16/09

Theresa Gertrude Moore, 87, of Timpson, formerly of Houston, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Green Acres in Center. She was born August 1, 1921 in Brenham, Texas to Steve Lisiecki and Martha Murski Lisiecki. Ms. Moore worked for many years at the Homestead Pharmacy in Houston as their short-order cook. People came from miles around for her hamburgers. It was said that they would melt in your mouth. Since moving to Timpson nineteen years ago, she had been a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. Her children thought of her as the ideal mother; she was nurturing, kind, loved unconditionally and was a true sharecropper's daughter.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM, Wednesday, June 17th at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, June 18th at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Houston.

She is survived by:
Children:
Theresa Walker of San Augustine
Elmer Moore Jr. of Cypress
Betty Stokes & Husband Iven of Timpson
Marty Imely & husband Bill of Houston
Steve Moore & wife Terry of Livingston

Seven Grandchildren
Five Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Moore, Sr. in 1976


Mr. William Henry (Pee Wee) Meyers Jr., age 76, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his residence in the Yellow Ridge community near Lake Sam Rayburn.

Mr. Meyers was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Gilbert, Louisiana, to Henry and Clara Meyers, the sixth of seven children. He had been a resident of San Augustine County for the past 18 years and had lived in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas, from 1965 until his retirement in 1985

Mr. Meyers is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine Stroud Meyers; a daughter, Cindy Fults and husband Michael of Center, Texas; a son, David Meyers and wife Jan of Groves, Texas; a daughter, Sharon Meyers of Vidor, Texas; grandchildren, Dr. Will T. Fults of Austin, Texas, Brandon Fults and wife Mandy of Magnolia, Texas, Jamie Meyers Cramer of Broaddus, Texas, and Mandy LaGrappe and husband Jeremy of Bridge City, Texas; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Ethyn, and Kadence Cramer, and Trent and Luke LaGrappe; sisters, Jerry Polk of Broaddus, Texas, Margie Wright and Ernestine Carter, both of Winnsboro, Louisiana, and Myrna Remore of Cleveland, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country in Korea. He worked for 29 years as an ironworker out of Local #125.

He was a member and deacon of Yellow Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church's steeple fund.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Steve Phillips and Bro. Sam Barrow officiating. Interment will follow at the Hebron Cemetery near Broaddus, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia St. in San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Patricia Tinkle, age 67, of Gary, Texas services will be at 2 PM, Friday, June 19, 2009 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Inerment will follow in County Line Cemetery. Mrs. Tinkle passed away June 15, 2009 in Gary, Texas.

Born in Houston, Texas, October 16, 1941, she was the daughter of Alvin and DeLois (Holder) Whittenburg. She and Robert E. Tinkle Sr. were married on October 22, 1959. Patricia was a substitute instructor at Panola Cosmetology College, a member of the Service League of Carthage and the Sonshine Sisters. Patricia was also a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, Gary.

Survivors include husband Robert E. Tinkle,Sr. of Gary; son Bobby Tinkle and wife Robyn of Gary; daughters Pansy Tinkle-Carroll and husband Stephen of Timpson, DeAnn Elliott and husband James of Longview, and Kellie Tinkle and Jake Brittain of Gary; sister Norma Gene Landgrebe of Longview; 12 Grandchildred;Jennifer batton, Jessica Black, Gary Crenshaw, Jr, Joanna Armstrong, Robby Tinkle, Ryan Tinkle, Jeramey Elliott, Twink Elliott, Beau Hicks, J.D. Hicks, Avri Cisneros, and Jase Barnett; 4 great grandchildren: Taylor and Kendall Ridgway and Emilee and Kaitlyn Black: and numerous other relatives and precious friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by parents Alvin and DeLois (Holder) Whittenburg.

Visitation will be 6-9 PM, Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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


06/15/09

Helen Hardy, 90, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009 in a local nursing center. She was born June 10, 1919 in Prescott, Arkansas to Cleve Stivers and Edith Newth Stivers. Ms. Hardy was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center and a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Ms. Hardy enjoyed playing bridge and loved to cook and take care of her family.

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday, June 15th at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday, June 16th at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jay Moran, Blake Moran, Kelly Froehlich, Alan Fiehn, Jonathan Holt, Brett Lanham, Jason Baxley and Jarrod Woeller. Honorary pallbearer will be John Griffin.

She is survived by:
Children:
Barbara Ramsey Bufford and husband Bob of Missouri City
J. Scot Ramsey and wife Dorice of Magnolia
Karen Hardy Lundberg and husband Tom of Midland
Kathy Hardy Lanham and husband Hal of Austin
Beth Hardy Holt and husband Curtis of Corsicana

Ten Grandchildren
Leslie Fiehn, Lauren Hightower, Jo Lea Froehlich, Jay Moran, Blake Moran, Laura Pavlas, Brett Lanham, Kylie Baxley, Jonathan Holt and Morgan Woeller

Eight Great Grandchildren
Matthew Fiehn, Samantha Fiehn, Collin Froehlich, Kyndall Froehlich, Jason Moran, Stephanie Moran, Cassidy Moran and Luke Pavlas

Brother, Jack Stivers and wife Wanda of Houston

Nephews and Niece: Chad, Mark and Stacy

Also a host of friends

Preceded in death by 
Husband Price Ramsey
Husband A.L. "Gus" Hardy

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


06/14/09

David Christopher Hall Jr., 34, of Center passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, at his residence in Center. Christopher was born March 18, 1975 in Ft. Worth to David Christopher Hall Sr.and Joan Gayle Moon Hall. He had worked with his father in the construction trade for the last few years. Christopher recently moved back to East Texas, where his mother was from, to start a new job and a new life. He was a member of Apostolic Truth Ministries.

Visitation will be held from 9 AM to 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 16th at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, June 16th at Restland Memorial Park in Carthage with Bro. Randy Pritchett officiating.

He is survived by:
Wife, Leiah Hall of Center
Father, David C. Hall of Ft. Worth
Sister, StephanieTiller and husband Frank of Longview
Nephew, Jace Tiller of Longview
Step-father, J.D. Thompson of Tenaha
Step-brother, Jay Thompson
Many aunts, uncles and cousins
Numerous friends in Ft. Worth

Preceded in death by;
Mother, Joan Gayle Thompson

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


06/09/09

Curtis "C.A." Meeks, 97, of Timpson, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born November 7, 1911 in Haynesville, Louisiana to Roy J. Meeks and Mattie Carrie Winn Meeks. Mr. Meeks was a memeber of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM, Wednesday, June 10th at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, June 11th at Western Cemetery in Emerson, Arkansas with Bro. Rick Young officiating.

He is survived by: 
Daughter: Viva Meeks of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Mable Clare Meeks in 1993
Daughter, Clare Meeks

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


Lucille (Bill) Baker Wilburn, 92, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. Bill Wilburn was born July 9, 1916 in Shelby County, Texas, where she lived for many years. She took pleasure in her family and friends throughout her long life.

Ervin, her beloved husband of 22 years, preceded her in death.

To be near her son and his family after she retired from Center Plywood, Bill moved from East Texas to Campbell, California, where she lived for 25 years.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Bonnie Jean);
grandchildren Anjanette Rye (Jeff) and Daniel Wilburn;
four great-grandchildren: Rachel, Caleb, Sarah Jean and Joshua Rye.

Bill is also survived by four sisters and one brother: Erdis Greer, Amy Wilburn, Sarah Lee, Era Porter and Thomas E. Baker (Dorothy).

Visitation will be Monday from 8:00 am until Noon at Mangum Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at the Pleasant Grove Church on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 1:00pm. Arrangements are by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Ricky “Rick” Risinger, 48, of East Hamilton, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at his home. He was born August 18, 1960 in Leakesville, Mississippi to Travis Risinger and Clara Stanley Risinger.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 pm, Saturday, June 13th at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Parents, Travis & Clara Risinger of East Hamilton

Son, Lee Eric Risinger of East Hamilton

In lieu of flowers, donations can be in Rick’s name to the East Hamilton Cemetery Fund, c/o Dudley Cox, 6293 CR 2799, Shelbyville, TX 75973.

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


06/08/09

Jerry Lewis, 38, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009 at his home. He was born December 20, 1970 in Houston to Harold E. Lewis, Sr. and Sandra Yvonne Ross Lewis. Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haslam.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 11th at Truitt Cemetery with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Candy D. Cox & husband Roy D. of Joaquin
Sherri R. Lewis of Joaquin

Brother, Harold E. Lewis & wife Celeste J. of Joaquin

Nieces & Nephews:
Jamie Baskin, Bradley “BJ” Lewis, Brandi Harris & husband Brian, Amanda Lewis, Benjamin Baskin, Justin Lewis and Jamie Raimond

Great Nephew, Chandler Smith

Special Friend, Chad Chrstian of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Harold E. Lewis, Sr. and Sandra Yvonne Lewis

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


06/07/09

Gregory Peace Samford, 60, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1949 in Center to Orban T. Samford and Christine Peace Samford. Mr. Samford played the piano for many singing groups and churches in Shelby County, and also played for the Shelby County Singing Convention. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 10th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Waterman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Max Samford, Jr., Joshua Samford, Scott Wright, Joe Cline, Jeff Wright and Brandon Walker.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Denise Baker & husband John of Richmond Hills, Georgia
Amy Thomas & husband Jason of Friendswood
Joey Samford of Friendswood
Krystie Cheatham of Baytown

Eight Grandchildren

Sister, Jana Wright & husband Jeff of Center

Brother, Max Samford & wife Shelia of Bonham

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

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


06/04/09

Syble Courmier, age 82, of Shelbyville passed away Friday evening, June 5, 2009 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Syble was born November 24, 1926 in Center, Texas to Earnest Jackson and Iva Mae Jackson, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist in Huxley.

Services will be held 2 PM, Monday, June 8, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating, interment will follow at the Lone Cedar Cemetery.

Survivors include: 
Daughter-in-law: Leslie Courmier of Center
3 Grandchildren: Haley Courmier, Josh Courmier and Brittany Bailey
Nieces: Linda Himel and husband Tim of Longville, LA. and Earline Picone and husband George of Tibidaux, LA.

Ms. Courmier was preceded in death by, Husband: Everett Courmier, Daughter: Sherry Courmier and Son: Johnny Courmier

Visitation will be 5-7 PM on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


06/04/09

Jo Ann Garrett, 72, of Timpson passed away May 23, 2009 in Carthage, Texaas. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Born January 12, 1937, in Timpson, she was the daughter of Gordon Cardwell and Burlene (Moore) Cardwell Anderson.

Survivors include sons Gordon Thomas Garrett and wife Donna of Virgina Beach, VA and John Cardwell Garrett and wife Lea of Key West, FL; mother Burlene Anderson of Garrison, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. In addition to her father Gordon Cardwell , she was preceded in death by son Joseph Garrett.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


06/03/09

Services are pending for Willie "Butch" Rellford, 72, formally of Center, who passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 at his home in Mansfield, LA.

Services are under the direction of Jenkins Funeral Home, 170 Vanburen Street, Mansfield, LA.


06/01/09

Robert Hoyston Ramsey, 57, of Shreveport, formerly of Timpson, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born September 20, 1951 in Center, Texas to Doyle Ramsey & Imogene Hooper Ramsey. He was a 1970 graduate of Timpson High School. Robert attended First Baptist Church in Bossier City, and was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. He was retired from A T & T where he had been a technician since 1971.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 2nd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 3rd at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ky Faciane officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Carolyn Ramsey of Shreveport

Son, Ben Ramsey of Shreveport

Daughter, Christi Ransom & husband Jeff of Longview

Parents, Doyle & Imogene Ramsey of Timpson;

Grandchildren:
Hayden Ransom, Halle Ransom, Haylie Courtney, Cameron, Dylan & Devin Ramsey

Sisters:
Connie McSwain & husband Roscoe of Timpson
Carla Bush & husband Kyle of Timpson

Brother, Rocky Bradshaw & wife Denise of Carthage

Nieces & Nephews, Casey & Cole Milford, Colton McSwain, Kaylie & Keaton Bush, Corey Bradshaw, Brandi Lee & husband Travis, Cecil McSwain, Roscoe McSwain, Jr., and Ashton McSwain

Also a host of friends.

A memorial video can be viewed at http://videos.lifetributes.com/72073

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


Joyce Shrum, 76, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at her home in Timpson. She was born on September 24, 1941 in Mexia, Texas the daughter of Vernon Mullins and Dorothy Magness Mullins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:00am at the Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Don Shrum of Timpson; daughters, Sherry Hass and husband, Rex, of Joaquin and Vickie Williams and husband, Roger, of Lufkin; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Mullins fo Timpson; 2 brothers, Vernon Mullins and wife, Jane, of Brazoria and Paul Mullins and wife, Paula, of Timpson. She is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Mullins. The family of Mrs. Shrum is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Mrs. Margie Neal Burrow, 81 of Hope, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Medical Park Hospital, Hope, Arkansas. She was born in Rusk County, Texas on June 19, 1927 to Andrew Woodard Conway, Sr. and Bina Ella Hennigan Conway. She was a owner/operator of a fishing marina in Shelby County, Texas. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Calvin Burrow. 
HER SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Her Step-Daughter: Jackie Burrow, Corpus Christi, Texas. Three Brothers: Jim Conway, Henderson, Texas. Billy Donald Conway, Houston, Texas. Charles Vernon Conway, Gurdon. Ark. One Sister: Elaine Johnson, Hope, Ark. And several nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009, Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home, Chapel, Hope, Arkansas, with Rev. Earl Cumbie officiating. Arrangements by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home, Hope, Ark.

MEMORIALS may be made to the American Heart Association. 4150 McKnight Road, Texarkana, Texas, 75501.


 

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05/31/09

Elda Dunning, 91, of the Paxton Community, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born June 10, 1917 in Long Pond, PA to Stanley R. and Carrie Mae (Everett) Dunning. She was a Biology & Science Teacher in various places for 38 years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Stanley and Carrie Dunning and Brother, Everett Dunning.

She is survived by:
2 Brothers:
Stanley Dunning of the Paxton Community 
Gary D. Dunning of Ocala, FL
Niece:
Sherry Rawlings of Pennsylvania

Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


05/30/09

Mary Ann “Judy” Hand, 77, of Huxley formerly of Amarillo, passed away May 30, 2009 at Dubuis Health System in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, June 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 30, 1931 in Missouri to Al and Sadie Longacre. She was a hostess on a Five Star Luxury Trailways Bus for many years and she also worked in maintenance for Trailways. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Each year she and her husband traveled south to Weslaco to spend the winter.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Al and Sadie Longacre, Granddaughter, Christina Hand, 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters, Wilma Wilson and Kitty O’Daniel.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Clifford Wayne Hand of Huxley
3 Children:
Rocky Wayne Hand & wife Patricia of Huxley
Stanley Chris Hand & Laneva of Quinlan
Richard Allen Hand & Paula of Roanoke
Grandson:
Richard Wayne Hand & Shanna
Great Grandchildren:
Logan, Ethan, Garrett and Nathan
Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Rocky Hand, Stanley Hand, Richard Hand, Wayne Goldsberry and Dan Phillips

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


Jimmy Carter, 93, of Center, passed Friday, May 29, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A Masonic Service will 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Sam Samford Lodge #149 and the services officiated by Bro. Jim Bradley. Military Graveside Service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 14, 1915 in Palestine, Texas to Nick and Alma Carter. He moved with his family to Ft. Worth, Texas when he was 3 years old. He was educated in Ft. Worth, Texas, finishing his education at Texas Christian University. He served in the infantry during World War II in France, starting at Omaha Beach, then in Paris where his company paraded down the Champ DeChelis, then Northern France and into Belgium, Luxembourg and into Germany. He earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medals. His injuries were not life threatening, but he had to serve for 119 continuous days in combat. When he returned from the war, he moved to Baytown where he went into the automobile business. When he retired from this business, he and his wife, Treva moved to Center, Texas and opened Center County Club Nursery, which they operated for 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, VFW and the Optimist Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Nick Carter, Wife, Treva Carter, Daughter, Adrian Carter, 
Son, J.D. Carter, II, Grandson, Gary Ragle, Brothers, Nick Carter Jr. and Earl Carter.

He is survived by:
Son:
Vann Hooper & wife Charlene of Highlands
Daughter:
Willie Gendke & husband Leroy of Center
Grandchildren:
Scott Carter & wife January of Houston
Vincent Hooper of Highlands
Carter Hooper & wife Karen of Anahuac 
Issac Gendke of Houston
Allison Ragle of Ft. Worth 
Greg Ragle of Ft. Worth
Yana Gendke of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Madison Carter
Kate Carter
J.D. Carter, III
Kaitlin Hooper
Cara Hooper
Ashley Leigh & husband Jeff
Alese Ragle
Aaron Ragle
Dalton Gendke
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Special Friends:
Olga Edwards of Center
Joe Edwards of Center
Ollie & Buzz McDonald of Tenaha
Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149

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


05/29/09

Chizuko Clark, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 5, 1928 in Yokohama, Japan. Ms. Clark was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm, Sunday, May 31st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:
Children:
Carolyn Cooley of Dequincy, Louisiana
Michael Clark of Mesquite
Connie Smith and husband Larry of Huxley
Lisa Stephens and husband Henry of Umbia, India
John Clark and wife Charlsie of Shelbyville
Luke Clark and wife Marsha of Shelbyville
Charlotte Griffith and husband Rick of Lufkin
Maxine Clark of Orange
Jammie Bragg and husband Rodney of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Marlin Cooley, Christopher Cooley, Chad Cooley, Heather Clark, Stephanie Stephens, Brandi Clark, Page Clark, Chasity Clark, Kimberly Clark, Lindsey Griffith, Josh Griffith, Andrew Griffith, Jessica Griffith, Colton Bragg and David Bragg.

Nine Great Grandchildren

Brother, Tachiro Yamada of Tokyo, Japan

Also numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Maxie Clark
An Infant Son

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


Nora Finklea Johnson, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at her residence. She was born August 3, 1929 in Shelby County to Ernest Finklea and Gina Oates Finklea.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Vance Etheridge, Joe Chisenhall, John Chisenhall, Seth Mora, Dustin Moore, and Tony Olivas. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Olivas, Jason Johnson, Jarrod Johnson, Charlie Moore, John Smith, Eric Partlow, Anthony Barton and Timothy Windham.

She is survived by:

Husband, J. T. Johnson

Sons;
Jerry Johnson and wife Linda of Logansport, Louisiana
Johnny Johnson and wife NaDonna of Huxley
Ricky Johnson and wife Laurie of Joaquin

Daughters;
Peggy Moore of Center
Kathy Mora and husband Jerry of Joaquin
Sue Chisenhall and husband Eddie of Center

Sister, Johnnie Taylor of Orange

Also a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest and Gina Finklea
Son, Jackie Lee Johnson
Sisters, Peggy Johnson and Vertie Nations
Grandsons, Michael Etheridge and Ruben Olivas
Granddaughters, Christy Olivas and Misty Olivas

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


Darrell Michael Hodney, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 3, 1962 in Galveston, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Sherry Hodney of Center

Daughters:
Leslie Hodney Perez of Walnut Grove, Mississippi
Cara Michelle Hodney of Center

Sons:
Darren Michael Louis Hodney of Center
Dustin Robert Hodney of Center

Three Grandchildren:
Julian, Jaydon and Aliyah

Preceded in death by:
Father, Albert Hodney and Dorothy Smith Hodney
Mother, Dorothy Hodney Littleton

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


Viriginia Lee Palmer Brittain, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday May 28, 2009 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 30, 2009 starting at 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 24, 1929 to Albert Palmer and Rosie Williams Palmer Potts. She was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Albert Palmer and Rosie Potts, Husband, Marty Ray Brittain, Sr., Son, Marty Ray Brittain, Jr., 2 Brothers, Eugene Palmer and Charles Palmer, 2 Sisters, Ernestine Godet and Emma Lois Barlow, Sister-in-law, Floreed Brittain.

She is survived:
Daughter:
Sharon Stewart of Lufkin
Daughter-in-law: 
Kathy Wheeler Brittain of Center
4 Grandchildren:
Johnathan & Ashley Brittain of Center
Danie`l& Kacie Stewart of Lufkin
2 Great Grandchildren:
Marti Jean Allen & Briley Jones of Lufkin
Special Nieces:
Lois Ann Tinnell of Premont, TX
Donna Fisher of Colorado

Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Family Requests that Donations can be made to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund
6411 FM 2026 Tenaha, Texas 75974 or 
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation http://www.pdf.org/ 
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 923-4700

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


Thomas Emanuel Vandygriff, 86, of Jasper, Texas, passed away at his home on May 6, 2009. He was born 1-16-1923 in East Mayfield, Sabine County, Texas, to David Henry Vandygriff and Mary Jane Woodard Vandygriff. Visitation for Mr. Vandygriff, better known to his family and friends as Emanuel, Son, Uncle Son or Uncle Vandy, was held at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper and military graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center, Shelby County, Texas.

A longtime resident of Jasper County, Texas, Emanuel enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a WWII U. S. Army Veteran. He was formerly married to Florine “Crickett” Warr

Vandygriff who preceded him in death. She was the daughter of Ernest G. & Liddie Warr of Center.

Also preceding him in death were four sisters:
Mrs. Mae L. Taylor, Mt. Herman Community, Center, Tx.
Mrs. Vissie Pearl Moore, San Augustine, Tx.
Mrs. Margaret Carroll, Bronte, Tx.
Mrs. Pauline Derrick, Brookeland, Tx.;

And a son and grandson
Douglas Gene Vandygriff, Jasper, Tx
James Lynn Perrett

Emanuel is survived by a son, Thomas Lynn Vandygriff of Oakwood and daughter, Mary Linda Perrett of Jasper; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


05/28/09

Nina Campbell Smith, 91, of the McClelland Community passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her residence. She was born December 29, 1917 in Huxley to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie T. Furlow. Ms. Smith was retired from the Shelbyville School District where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, May 29th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Garrel Faulkner and Rev. Jerry Powell officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in the McClelland community.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Smith’s grandsons, Billie Smith Jr., Steve Smith, Kenneth Smith, Thomas Landry Jr., Jason Landry, Keith Smith, Justin Smith, Max Windham Jr., Chris Smith, Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Children;
Billie G. Smith Sr. and wife Bettye of McClelland
Carolyn B. Landry and husband Tommy of Garland
Gordon E. Smith and wife Jeannette of Sardis
Janette Windham and husband Max of Bridge City
Carl D. Smith and wife Jan of McClelland
Robert E. Smith and wife LaDonna of McClelland
Lisa G. Smith of McClelland

Grandchildren;
Jule Joffrion
Billie Smith, Jr.
Margo Griffith
Steve Smith
Kenneth Smith
Carley Ferguson
Thomas Landry, Jr.
Jason Landry
Tara Horton
Keith Smith
Elizabeth Linebarger
Justin Smith
Max Windham, Jr.
Kande Powell
Chris Smith
Aimee Smith
Amber Smith
Jonathan Smith
Rhiana Smith
Lacey Smith

Thirty-four Great Grandchildren
Numerous Great-Great Grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters;
LaMerle Davis of Center
Earl Campbell of Center
Carl Campbell of Port Arthur
Louise Greer of Dreka
Ann Scarber of Huxley
James Campbell of Port Arthur
Chester Campbell of Logansport, Louisiana
Crit Campbell of Dreka
Kay Ballard of Mont Belvieu
a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Fred and Callie T. Furlow Campbell
Husband, Carl L. Smith
Son, Fred S. “Scooter” Smith
Brothers, Marshall Campbell and Bob Campbell

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


05/27/09

Bradley Kent Richards, 1 month, 10 days, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 16, 2009 in Nacogdoches to David Bradley Richards and Lauren Gaddy Richards.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 28th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 29th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cade Eberenze, John Chisenhall, Blake Barr, Juston Barbee, John Yarborough, Richard Scholar and Bryan Chase.

He is survived by:

Parents, Bradley and Lauren Richards of Center

Sister, Kiersten Layne Richards of Center

Grandparents;
David and Kim Richards of Center
Sandy Sanford of Center
Robert and Terri Nugent of Joaquin
Joseph Gaddy of Paris

Great Grandparents;
Rex and Suzanne Richards of Center
Gene and Brenda McDaniel of Carthage
Mary Tyre of Huxley
Paul and Carolyn Jackson of Joaquin

Great-Great Grandmother, Mozelle Richards of Center

Aunts and Uncles;
Dustin Sanford of Center
Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Robert and Stephanie Gaddy of Center
Chris Gaddy and girlfriend April Whittington of Center
Scott Gaddy of Paris
Douglas and Suzie Gaddy of Gary
Danny and Callie Gaddy of Paris
Roxanne Gaddy of Paris

Great Aunts and Uncles;
Chucky and Mandy Tyre
Chris and Tammy Tyre
Donna Randolph
David Jackson
Vicki Goings
Patti Soto

Cousins;
Blaine Gaddy 
Brooke Gaddy 
Bryce Gaddy
Jaycee Gaddy 
Faith Gaddy 
Alec Gaddy
Kristy Horton and husband Josh
Jennifer Gillespi and husband Josh
Jessica Ross and husband Jeff 
Colton Tyre
Christina Barbee
Scotty Tyre
Michelle Essex
Kerri Soto
Jayme Soto
Kagen Smith

Numerous other relatives and friends


Preceded in death by:
Great Grandfather, Charles Tyre
Cousins; Patrick Tyre, Raymond Soto, Raymond Soto Jr., Shane Goings, Jeremy Goings, Daryl Goings and Randy Goings

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


05/26/09

Judge J.L. Smith, age 86, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at a local hospital.

Judge Smith was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Hemphill, Texas, as a son of the late Lucille (Hoell) and Russell Allen Smith. He had lived in San Augustine several years.

Judge Smith had a long life of service. He was a graduate of Baylor University's law school and practiced law in the East Texas area several years. He served a number of years as District Judge for the 273rd District Court, serving San Augustine, Sabine, and Shelby Counties, and had also served as a district attorney and prosecutor, along with service on the board of regents for Lamar University and as president of the San Augustine School Board of Trustees. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He and Joy Babcock were married in 1943. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2007. Judge Smith was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Dawn Stanley, in 2005.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dr. Richard Stanley of Abilene, Texas; grandsons, Russell Stanley and wife Lauren of Rule, Texas, and Richie Stanley and wife Gabby of Abilene, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Stanley and Katie Stanley.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Calvary Baptist Church on East Columbia Street in San Augustine with Bro. Russell Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


05/25/09

Frances R. Glaze, 90, of Joaquin, went to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 24, 2009. She was born February 2, 1919 in Center, Texas

She married Melvin Lee “Bud” Glaze in 1935 and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his death in 1994.

Frances loved life, her husband, her son, two granddaughters, four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Haslam, which she referred to as her church family. She was a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her.

*Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. –James 1:12

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Leon Horton, James Bass, J. D. Moore, Carroll Jernigan, David Shaw and Chrisco Bragg.

She is preceded in death by:
Parents, Ellis and Nannie Seago Windham
Husband, Melvin Lee “Bud” Glaze
Nephew, Glynn Windham

She is survived by:

Son, E.D. Glaze and wife Edith of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Debbie Rascoe and husband Rodney of Converse, Louisiana
Lisa Jones and husband Roderick of Center

Great Grandchildren;
Clint Rascoe and wife Hope of Converse, Louisiana
Daniel Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana
Madalyn Jones of Center
Colbey Jones of Center

Great-Great Grandchildren;
Lindsey Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana
Bailey Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana

Brother, Julious Windham and wife Thelma of Bossier City, Louisiana

Niece, Linda Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

Great Nephews;
Matthew Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee
Nicholas Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

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


05/24/09

Rickey Armstreet, 56, of Gary, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

He was born September 23, 1952 in Center to Hurshel and Syble (Parker) Armstreet.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Syble Armtreet, Brother, Danny Armstreet, Sister, Marty Armstreet Walker and Grandmother, Odelle Armstreet.

He is survived by:
Father:
Hurshel Armstreet of Gary
Sister:
Brenda Armstreet of Gary
Brother:
David Armstreet of Gary
Children:
Amanda Hollingsworth of Boguechitto, Mississippi
Josh Rawlings of Boguechitto, Mississippi

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


05/23/09

Jo Ann Garrett, age 72, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, in Carthage, Texas. A memorial service for Ms. Garrett will be held at a later date.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


05/22/09

Mrs. Allene Hargrove, age 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday May 24, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Carla Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday May 23, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 1, 1920 to Roland C. and Carolyn Pearl (Gary) Elliott. She was a member of Shelbyville Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Roland and Pearl Elliott, Husband, Hollis Hargrove, Sister, Rhonda Pullen and Daughter-in-law, Frances Hargrove.

She is survived by:
Son, Johnny Hargrove & wife, Connie of Shelbyville
Daughter, Mary Ann Hargrove of Center
Daughter, Carolyn Lawson & husband, Joe of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
Cindy Sharp & husband, Richard of Joaquin
Kim Bridges of Center
Kelly Vaughn & wife, Shirley of Center
Ken Vaughn of Center
Joey Lawson & wife, Veronica of Shelbyville
Matt Lawson & wife, Stephanie of Carthage
Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville
John Hargrove & wife Julie of Shelbyville
Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville
Great Grandchildren:
Amanda Bridges of Center
Kasey Lewis & husband Steve of Logansport
Richard Sharp, Jr. 
Ryleigh, Kate & Cori Lawson of Shelbyville
Great Great Grandchildren:
Klayton and Christian Lewis 
Brothers-in-law:
Vance Hargrove 
Noble Hargrove
Niece:
Mary John Justus and Theo Collins 
Pallbearers:
Richard Sharp, Kelly Vaughn, Ken Vaughn, Joey Lawson, Matt Lawson, John Hargrove, Jared Hargrove, Richard Sharp, Jr. and Steve Lewis

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


05/20/09

Michael L. "Mickey" Wigley, 69, of North Richland Hills, went to be with our Lord on May 20, 2009 in Fort Worth surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Houston on September 2, 1939 to Jasper E. and Mildred Wigley. A 1962 graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Mickey pastored congregations in Texas and Louisiana, making many exceptional friends and establishing lifelong relationships along the way.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 23rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 23rd at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Hagee, Rev. Austin Wilkerson and Rev. Elbert Smart officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Brother, Rev. Charles W. Wigley and wife Faye of Conroe

Sister, Ann Lewis and husband Rev. Bob Lewis of Lufkin

Son, Daron Wigley and wife Laura of San Antonio

Daughters:
Peri Ikels of San Antonio
Shari Dunn of San Antonio 
Candice Peterson and husband Jason of Fort Worth

Grandchildren:
Clayton Dunn, Dustin, Brandon, Kaylin and Cameron Ikels, Megan Dorminy, Haley Peterson and one more on the way

Great grandchild, Owen Dunn

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Glendon Marie Burnaman Warr, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at a Lufkin nursing home. She was born July 16, 1946 to Rufus Burnaman and Cloie Belle Denman Burnaman. Glendon was a faithful pastor’s wife, mother and grandmother. She had had a leadership role in the Jackson Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, and had even been a reporter for the Mt. Olive District W.M.A. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Rev. Robert D. Warr, Jr. of Joaquin

Daughter, Karen Kay Evans & husband John L. of Joaquin

Grandson, Steven Evans of Joaquin

Sister, Shirley McKinney of Etoile

Brother, Doyle Burnaman & wife Emmlene of Etoile

Half Sister, Netha O’Merea of Carrollton

Aunt, Ola Mae Gordon of Lufkin

Uncle, A.L. “Sonny” Denman & wife Judy of Lufkin

Also a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Parents, Rufus M. & Cloie Belle Burnaman

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


05/19/09

Tiquan “Ti” Emanis Dixon, 24, of Center, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1985 to David Emanis and Sheila Hooks Emanis. Ti was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor David Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Kaley Machele Dixon of Nacogdoches

Fiancé, Heather McBride of Nacogdoches

Mother, Shelia Goodwin & husband Billy of Center

Father, David Emanis of Center

Sisters:
Emmie Bailey & husband Curtis of Shelbyville
Leslie Courmier of Center

Brother, Scotty Emanis of Center

Grandparents, Rose & Barkley Bowlin of Timpson

Nieces:
Brittany Bailey of Shelbyville
Haley Courmier of Center

Nephews:
Joshua Courmier of Center
Ryan Bailey of Shelbyville
Randall Bailey of Shelbyville

Uncles:
Robert Dixon & wife Nora of Houston
Ray Dixon & wife Ervie of Mansfield
L.B. Brown & wife Georgia of Nacogdoches
Billy Hooks & wife Debbie of Center
Charlie Emanis & wife Rebecca of Center

Aunts:
Iva Mikesh & husband Bubba of Center
Julie Preston & husband Ron of Hudson
Peggy Hughes & husband Rev. Henry Hughes of Center
Kathy Hughes & husband David of Center

Special Friends:
The John Henry Holloway Family
Billy & Audrey Williams

Special Cousins:
Stacy Mikesh & fiance Holly 
Greg Hughes

Preceded in death by:
Father, Sanders Dixon
Grandmother, Fay Elliott
Grandmother, Sue Willie Dixon
Brother-in-Law, Johnny Courmier
Aunt, Velma Brown

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


 

Mildred Louise Jones, 79, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2009. She was born on August 20, 1929 in Center, Texas to Terrell and Neoma Holt. Mildred had been a resident of Pearland for 28 years, formerly of Center, Texas. She was a member of First Church of Pearland and the Nifty Fifties.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Edward Jones. She is survived by her sons; Glen Ray Jones and wife Patricia of Pearland, Ronnie Joe Jones and wife Melissa of Alvin, sister Helen Yates and husband Jack of Center, Texas. Mildred is also survived by her grandchildren; Conlen Ray Jones, Monica Louise Speed, Dennis Edward Jones, Joel Scott Jones, Rhonda Alissa Rawls, great-grandchildren; Moriah Rae Young, Sarah Rose Young, Linsie Elise Jones, Ethan Kendall Jones, Noah Riley Jones, Kensli Nicole Jones, Kaci Lane Jones, Kloi Janell Jones, Andie Mason Jones and Jacob Edward Jones.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas Services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland with Brother Ken Gurley officiating. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First Church of Pearland, 1850 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.


05/18/09

Jacques Henri Marcel Castelain
July 18, 1926 – April 19, 2009

A great man has been lost, and like many of his generation, the world will never see another like him.

Jacques Castelain is survived by a family that spans three continents, if not more. He is the grandson-in-law of Will and Sallie Duncan of Shelby County, Texas and will be buried near them at Duncan Cemetery for a graveside service on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

Jacques Castelain is survived by his wife, Pamela Duncan-Nowell Castelain, the granddaughter of Will and Sallie Duncan. He is also survived by numerous Duncan family members and well as two children, two grandchildren, two brothers and many cousins.

Jacques was known as a good fisherman and loved going offshore. He had been a charter boat Captain in Galveston, Texas in the 1970’s-1980’s. He also was a pilot, historian, and geographer, spoke several languages, was a connoisseur of fine food & wine and helped many people during his lifetime.

He has family in France and Morocco, having been born in the Dunkirk, France region and raised in Morocco after World War II. As a 12-year old child, he survived the bombing of Dunkirk by Adolf Hitler in May 1940, was imprisoned by the Germans in summer 1940 and escaped. He was aided by the French Resistance in his escape to the Free Zone near Spain where his father, Henri Paul Castelain and his uncle, Numa Castelain were serving in the French air force outside occupied France. His uncle and father were famous war pilots in France during WWII.

Jacques served in the French army in North Africa as a Lieutenant, having campaigns in the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Tiraeurs. He was an expert in weaponry.
Jacques graduated from St. Cyr, a prestigious French military school and then graduated from the Ecole des Mines to become a Mining Engineer. He was the official in charge of the Mines of Zellidja in Bou-Beker, Morocco. He then joined Leroy Equipment in the U.S. in 1953 where he worked as a Mining Engineer near the Canadian border. 
Shortly thereafter, with Count D’Ornano, he helped to launch Orlane cosmetics in the U.S. and later worked as a District Sales Manager for Orlane, Halston, Missoni, and Albert Nipon among others. After more than 40 years in the cosmetics and perfume industry, he retired to Naples, Florida. Jacques was also an artist and musician, having attended the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in France before military service, and he especially loved Dixieland Jazz and Big Band music.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.
Email for the family is pcastelain@att.net.


05/16/09

Hank Wideman, age 81, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at his home in Timpson. He was born on February 14, 1928 in Austin, Texas, the son of Henry Leonard Wideman, Sr. and Edna Thiele Wideman. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Hank's passion was fishing and went every chance he could. His lifetime carrier was in delivering the newspaper, he started carrying the news when he was 12 and did not retire until he was 78.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Wideman of Timpson;

his children, Linda Schmidt and her husband James of Shelbyville,
Wayne Wideman and his wife Pam of Africa, 
Steve Wideman and his wife Jan of Kansas, 
Barbara Luthy and her husband Pete of Wyoming, 
Debra Glase of Sour Lake, Texas,
Joe Freydenfeldt and his wife Jodi of Austin, Texas;

10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. The family of Hank Wideman is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson


Jeanette Kaluza, was born on October 4, 1955 in Galveston, Texas the daughter of Arnold F. Kaluza Sr. and his wife Helen. She passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Woodlawn Heights Medical Center in Lufkin due to a massive heart attack. 

Jeanette was a resident of Lufkin State School for many years