01/14/2016

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

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

She is survived by:

Step-mother: Selma Lathan of Center

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

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

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

01/13/2016

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

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

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

He is survived by
Wife: Lois Chambliss Hass of Joaquin

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

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

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

Great-Great-Grandchild: Conway Oliver

Sister: Betty Lyles of Alba

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

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

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

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

01/13/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sister: Mildred English of Joaquin

Special Niece: Mattie Borders of Joaquin

Sister-in-law: Winl Taylor Lambeth of Tyler

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

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

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

01/11/2016

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

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

She is survived by:

Husband, V.K. Byndom of Center

Son, Keith Byndom and wife, Cristy of Center

Daughter, Gail Lister of Beaumont, Texas

Grandson, Christopher Byndom of Center

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

Brother, Timothy Harris and wife, Billie of Center

Aunt, Addie Brown of Center

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

1/11/2016

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

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

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

She is survived by
Son: Carter Thomas Beene

Parents: Ricky Neal and Vivian Ann Beene

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

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

Grandparents: Billy & Joyce Taylor

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

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

Special Friend: Sabastian Steele

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Earl and Ruth Holland

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

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

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

1/11/2016

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

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

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

He is survived by
Son: Larry Eugene Stolz of Dallas

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

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

A number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

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

Sister:
Linda Meredith and husband, Ronnie, of Mesquite

A host of other relatives and friends

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

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

1/11/2016

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

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

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife: Dixie Ruth (Wagstaff) Taylor of Rosenberg

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

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

7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Loretta Strong McQuirt of Logansport, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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

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

1/11/2016

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

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

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

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

She is survived by:

2 daughters:
Virginia Kay of Joaquin
Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin

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

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

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

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

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

01/09/2016

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

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

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

She is survived by

Daughter:
Kim and husband, Kinnie of Shelbyville

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

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

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

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

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

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

1/9/2016

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

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

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

Mrs. Rowe is survived by:

Son, Joseph F. Rowe and wife Tracy of Joaquin

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

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

14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends.

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

1/8/2016

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

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

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

He is survived by

Wife: Annie Retha Owen Pilley of Logansport, Louisiana

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

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

Great-Grandson: Jace Thompson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

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

Son: Matthew Earl Pilley

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

1/7/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sister: Bonnie Dewberry and husband, Jim, of Houston

Brother: Floyd Bradley of Dermott, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

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

Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Morton and Rushing Lambert.

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

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

1/7/2016

Charles Morris, of Houma, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2015, at McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.

01/07/15

Russell Marion Maes, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Maes was born September 6, 1955, in Rockford, Illinois, to Martin A. Maes and Norma Ervin Maes.

He is survived by
Wife of 30 years: Pamala Maes of Center

Children:
David Maes of Center
Lacey Maes of Center

Granddaughter: Sydney Maes of Center

Brothers:
David Maes and wife, Jean, of Kingwood
James Maes and wife, Toni, of Hardin

Sister: Nancy Faulk and husband, Paul, of Claremont, Illinois

Father: Martin A. Maes of Hardin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Norma Ervin
Nephew: Christopher Maes
Grandparents: Margaret Ervin, Floyd Ervin

“Who loves Sydney? Pappy do!”

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

01/06/2016

Arnold Dean Raymond, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 starting at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 4, 1932 in Huxley to Claimond and Ozella (Anderson) Raymond. After Graduating from Shelbyville High School he moved to Houston where he worked for Texas Electric Steel Casting for 18 years. On November 9, 1952, he married the love of his life Bertha Lee (Vaughn) Raymond. He was drafted into the US Army December 1, 1952, where he was stationed in Germany and served his country proudly for 2 years. Alongside his wife, they moved back home to Huxley where they raised their family. He loved his family and spending time with them. He was an avid outdoorsman, farmer and rancher, he raised chickens and cattle, hauled pulpwood, he was a house builder and mechanic and could do just about anything. He was very devoted to the care of Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Claimond & Ozella Raymond, Twin Sister, Norma Jean Raymond, Brothers, Charlie Edward Raymond, Boyce Ray Raymond & wife, Betty & Jessie “Bud” Raymond, Son-in-law, Steve Hughes, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Henry & Alice Vaughn, Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law, T.O. Brittain, Edward Vaughn, Cindy O’Rear, Mack Dillard & Charles & Agnes Bryan

He is survived:

Loving Wife of 63 years: Bertha Lee Raymond of Huxley

Children:
James & Regina Raymond of Shelbyville
Pat Lovell & Steve Lovell of Center
Teresa Hughes of Joaquin
Chuck Raymond of Huxley

Beloved Pawpaw to his grandchildren:
J.B. Raymond & wife, Jennifer of Center
Bradley Lovell & wife, Casey of Shelbyville
Jessica Bradford & husband, Colton of Bullard
Michael Dean Presswood of Joaquin
Brent Hughes & wife, Sara of Richmond, VA
Tyler Hughes & wife, Erin of Joaquin
Brigitte Raymond of Center

Great-Grandchildren: McKynize Bush, Justin & Jaxon Raymond, Delane & Carsey Lovell & Ella Bradford

Sisters:
Margaritte “Tbo” Brittain of Orange
Lamerle Willey & husband, Henry Lee of Mauriceville

Sisters-in-law:
Vivian Raymond of Huxley
Joan O’Rear of Huxley
Mildred Dillard of Center
Joan Vaughn of Nacogdoches

Special Friend: Lona Dover Menefee of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers:
J.B. Raymond, Bradley Lovell, Michael Dean Presswood, Brent Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Steve Lovell, Lynn Raymond and Jerry Raymond

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, PO 91, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, 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

Perry Wayne Smith, 49, of Center, passed away January 3, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Smith will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born June 20, 1966, in Houston to Wayne and Katherine Smith. He worked in the oilfield industry.

He is survived by:

Daughter and Son-In-Law: Stacey and T.J. Cummings of Shelbyville

Son: Barry Wayne Smith of Shelbyville

Kimberly Smith

Grandchildren:
Levi & Karolina Cummings

Sisters:
Rhonda McElhaney of Fort Worth
Karren Price of Center

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Katherine Smith and a brother, Barry Smith.

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

Andy Ray Robertson, 63 of Houston, passed away December 27, 2015 in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Greater Elizabeth Church of God in Christ, Tenaha, Texas with interment at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rose (McCollister) Robertson of Tenaha

Sons:
Terrence Robertson of Tenaha
Darrell Robertson of Tenaha
Anthony Robertson of Tenaha
Willie Pipkin of Tenaha
Anthony Rollings of Houston
Courtney Robertson of Houston

Daughters:
Valeria Brooks of Bossier City, LA
Andrea Rollings of Houston
Ieshia Rollings of Houston

27 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Clifford Robertson of Houston
Billy Robertson of Houston
Talbert Robertson of Houston
Jerry Robertson of Houston
Jermaine Robertson of Houston
Paul Price of Mansfield

Sisters:
Peggy Robertson of Houston
Bobby Robertson of Houston

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

Magnus H. “Randy” Ransom, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at his residence in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.

Mr. Ransom was born April 13, 1932 in Branchville, Indiana to McKinley Hobert Ransom and Annabell Saalman Ransom. He retired from a supervisory position with Lucent Technologies. Mr. Ransom was a founding member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by:
Wife, Rossie Ransom of Shelbyville

Son, Randy C. Ransom and wife, Mary of Champlain, Illinois

Daughters;
Janet Eppler and husband, Todd of Bossier City, Louisiana
Rhonda Lewis and husband, Dalton of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cindy Poellnitz of Shelbyville

Grandchildren;
Lori Ezernack, Jim Lewis, Blake Lewis, Paul Honeycutt, Blake Ransom, Jay Arnold and Stefani McCabe.

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

Brothers;
Russell Ransom of Wabash, Indiana
Cedric Ransom and wife, Virginia of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sister, Wanda Gillman of Austin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, McKinley Hobert and Annabell Saalman Ransom
Son, Steve Arnold
Brothers, Charles Ransom and Edgar Ransom

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Arnold, Bobby Leonard, Charlie Patton, Dakota Bridge, Ken Cooper, and J.D. Weldon.

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

Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev, Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Brittain was born August 2, 1932 in Center to Lee Brittain and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Brittain worked as a golf pro. He was a member of the Center First United Methodist Church and the “Morning Coffee Club”.

He is survived by:
Wife, Pat Brittain of Center

Daughter, Polly Brittain Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center

Grandchildren;
Rachel Conway Hawkins and husband, Steve
James Allen McKissick and wife, Lin
Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald

Great-Grandchildren;
William Hawkins
Elizabeth Hawkins
Kaylee Lebrun

Sister-in-law, Portia Gaines of Center

Brother-in-law, James Payne of Hemphill

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Lee and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain

Pallbearers will be Steve Hawkins, Jim Payne, James Payne, Steve Thomas, Michael Lee and Tim Verner. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Watlington, Kenneth Sanders, Doug Lampley, Joe Louis Jones and Joe Dykes.

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

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12/30/2015

Randall Wright Smith, 78, passed away Sunday morning, December 27, 2015, in the Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Randall was born in Hemphill, Texas in the Fairdale Community, to William Frank and Emily Nola Mitchell Smith. He was a retired maintenance worker for Temple Inland. Randall loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Carolyn Faye Smith of Bronson, his sons: Randy Smith and wife Mary of Houston, Jerry Lyle Huffman Jr. and Sally of Stafford, Texas, and John Lance Huffman of Houston, his daughter Joy Lynn Reavis and husband Philip of Kansas, his sisters: Jerri Fuller and husband Keith of Longview, and Donette Vines of Hemphill, his 3 grandchildren: Aleshia Huffman Wimpee and husband Matt, Jamie Reavis, and Joanna Reavis, and his great grandchild Max Wimpee.

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.


12/29/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Lee Turner, 98, of Timpson, Texas will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1pm. Services will be help at the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev George Grace will be officiating. Mrs. Turner died Monday December 28, 2015 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas following a brief illness.

Mrs Turner is survived by friends & family.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church from 12-noon to 1:00pm.

Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery.

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


12/26/2015

Elmer Mathews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 at Center Christian Fellowship with Bro. David Long and Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Mathews was born September 19, 1934, in Joaquin to Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Taylor. Mr. Mathews spent his life as a pastor, teacher, principal, and Juvenile Probation Officer. Mr. Mathews retired after 37 years of teaching with 32 years of that serving as principle at Fellowship Elementary School. He also was a teacher at Texas A&M fire school for 18 years. After a brief retirement of 2 hours, he quickly took the job as Shelby County Juvenile Probation Officer. He was a founding member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department in 1973. He served the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department as Chief from 1977-1987 and then again 1993-2000 while also serving as a training officer and chaplain. Mr. Mathews was a pastor for 55 years with 43 of those years pastoring at Good Hope Baptist Church and also was a pastor at Old Center Baptist Church. Mr. Mathews was a long time Joaquin football fan and rarely missed a game. Mr. Mathews loved to fish and camp and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by

Wife of 58 years:
Dorothy Mathews of Joaquin

Sons:
Rodney Mathews and wife Denise of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife Teresa of Kountze

Daughter:
Nancy Smith and husband Frank of North Richland Hills

Grandchildren:
Matt Scales
Trey Scales
Lindsay Clark
Amber Mathews
Allen Mathews
Kennedi Mathews
Reagan Mathews

10 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Johnny Mathews and wife Lorelei of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake

Sister-in-law: Maurice Clark

2 Nieces and 1 Nephew

A host of Family and Friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Brother: Jerry Banks Mathews

Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Sr., Cody Barton, Steve Cockrell, Billy Mac Wilson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Fire Department and Center Fire Department

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department.

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


12/23/2015

Elton Vernon Broadus, 74, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Broadus was born September 24, 1941, in Overton, to Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. He was a member of Word of Faith Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Wanda Matthews of Joaquin
Tawana Snow and husband, Phillip, of Carthage
Dana Robinson and husband, Tim, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Dillon Duncan
Jacob Duncan
Morgan Matthews
Nick Matthews
Taylor Mills

Brothers:
Roy Broadus of Joaquin
Jerry Broadus of Carthage

Sister: Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus
Sisters: Velta Bordner, Gail Broadus
Brothers: James Broadus, Bobby Broadus

Pallbearers will be Shawn Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Broadus, Toby Broadus, Josh Walker and R.J. Sanders.

Honorary pallbearer will be Doug Smith, Rodney Prinka, Raymond Carroll and Marvin Cambell.

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


12/21/2015

“Coach” Raymond Jackson, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Natalie Nelson and Bro. Andrew King officiating.

Mr. Jackson was born February 24, 1939, in Gary, to Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson. He was lifetime member of Texas High School Coaches Association. Mr. Jackson coached basketball and football for 40 years. He coached the Tenaha Tigers 1998 State Championship Football Team. Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by
Wife: Sylvia Jackson of Tenaha

Sons:
Ray Jackson and wife, Vera, of Joaquin
Randy Jackson and wife, Shannon, of Grapevine

Grandchildren:
Anna Wilson
Brianna Jackson
Russell Jackson
Katie Jackson

Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Jackson and wife, Carolyn, of Joaquin
Dan Jackson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas
James Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana
Judith Adams and husband, Holly, of Tenaha
Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson

Pallbearers will be Joe Adams, Jonathan Eubank, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson, Jeremy Adams, Aaron Adams, Russell Jackson and Justin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be all former football and basketball players.

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


Lisa Gayle Smith, 55, of Center, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Lisa was born August 5, 1960, in Center, to Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith. She was a beloved earthly angel, who loved listening to music and rocking in her rocking chair.

She is survived by
Brothers and Sisters:
Billie Smith of Shelbyville
Carolyn Landry and husband, Tommy, of Garland
Gordon “Buddy” Smith and wife, Jeanette, of Center
Janette Windham and husband, Max “Honey” of Shelbyville
Carl Davis Smith and wife, Jan, of Shelbyville
Robert Smith and wife, LaDonna, of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith
Brother: Fred “Scooter” Smith
Grandparents: Steve and Lizzy Smith; Jim Fred and Callie Campbell

Pallbearers will be Kelby Windham, Reid Windham, Nicklaus Powell, Clayton Powell, Keith Smith and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven “Bug” Smith and James Powell.

A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

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


12/17/2015

Mike Wood, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015, in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating, assisted by Bro. Robert Ortigo. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Wood was born December 14, 1946, in Logansport, Louisiana to Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood. He held many titles, such as cattle farmer, science teacher for over 30 years, having taught at Chireno ISD, Joaquin ISD, Carthage ISD and Panola College, Member of Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, instructor at Texas A&M Fire School for over 15 years, Former Mayor and City Councilman of Joaquin, Former Song Leader at First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Bagpiper, President of Truitt Cemetery Association, President of Joaquin Alumni, Member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Past President of Sons of the Republic of Texas.

He is survived by
Wife: Lavonne Goings Wood

Daughters:
Janie Jones and husband, David, of Carthage
Jennifer Whittlesey and husband, Joe, of Center

Brother: Sammy Wood and wife, Lena, of Plano

Grandchildren:
Carsen McFarland and husband, Wil, of Nacogdoches
Peyton Jones of Carthage
Mary Grace Whittlesey of Center
Valerie Jones of Carthage
Dylan Whittlesey of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Daniel Wood of Plano
Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike, of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department or the Joaquin First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

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


12/16/2015

Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Ray Hughes, 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 18, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Hughes passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born September 8, 1938, in Center, TX, Gerald Ray was the son of the late Doyle and Beulah Hughes. He served on Timpson Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. Gerald worked at Tyson for over 30 years before he retired. He loved outdoors and loved to fish.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Ellen Kennon of Timpson
Patricia Merliss of Dallas
Son: David Hailey and wife Lisa of Timpson

Daughter: Debbie Golden and husband R. J. of Center

Daughter-in-law: Jill Hailey of Timpson

Sisters:
Patsy Garrie and husband Dave of Baytown, Texas
Joann Martin and husband Gordon or Joaquin, Texas

Also surviving are grandchildren:
Holly Mikesh and husband Stacey
Ryan Golden
Misty Lilly and husband Jay
Rusty Nix and wife Morgan
Greg Hailey and wife Michelle
Alissa Hailey
Abbey Hailey
Christi Kennon Curtis and husband Will
Adrian Merliss
Anna Merliss

Great-grandchildren:
Kennedy Mikesh
Korbyn Mikesh
Jacie Lilly
Jake Lilly
Jackson Lilly
Hunter Nix
Brycen Nix
Hudson Nix
Cash Hailey
Katlynn Curtis
Keegan Curtis
William Curtis Jr..

In addition to his parents, Gerald Hughes was preceded in death by wife, Olga Mims Hughes; son Billy Hailey; brothers Billy Doss Hughes, Marvin Hughes; sister Melba Danley; and granddaughter Addison Hailey.

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


William Glenn Heintschel, Sr., 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Shelbyville First Methodist Church with Pastor Ryan Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 19, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Clarence and Clara (Powell) Heintschel. He was a business man and farmer. He was a member of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Clara Heintschel, Wife, Betty Jane Reeves Heintschel and Brother, Clarence Heintschel.

He is survived by:

Wife: Pat Heintschel of Shelbyville

Children:
Glenn Heintschel, Jr. & wife, Robin of Shelbyville
Deborah Heintschel of Vista, California
David Hemphill & wife, Belinda of Shelbyville
Danny Hemphill & wife, Connie of Winnsboro, LA
Joe Hemphill & wife, Carla of Wisner, LA
Sarah Hemphill Stokes & husband, Denton of Cleveland, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Will Heintschel, III & wife, Karla of Shelbyvville
James Heintschel of Moorhead, Minnesota
Meagan Holman & husband, James of Port Neches
Danny Holman, Jr. of Shelbyville
Delana Cutaia of Vista, CA
Summer Hemphill of Vidalia, Louisiana
Chasity Hemphill of Monroe, LA
Jessica Hemphill of Shelbyville
Alyvia Hemphill of Shelbyville
Dane Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Heather Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Robert Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Wiley Stokes of Cleveland, Mississippi

Great-Grandchildren:
Claire Heintschel
James & Jayla Plimpton
Sophia Dutoit
Makenna, Casyn & Bella Daniels

Nieces & Nephews

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


12/15/2015

Eula Mae Long, 92, of Center, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Strong cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Long was born July 26, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas to Clayton Vaughn and Annie McDonald Vaughn.
She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Chris Patrick, Tye Farmer, Travis Long Jr, Clay Long, Billy Long, David Vidrine and Jalan Ma-Ani. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cockrell, “Tootie” O.L. Hendrix, J.C. Vaughn, James Shofner, Dean Raymond, Bobby Daw, Dennis Thompson and W.C. Thompson.

She is survived by
Son, Travis Long of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Numerous other relative and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, Clayton and Annie McDonald Vaughn
Husband, George Long
Daughter, Teenie Mae Long
Son, Thomas Clayton Long
Five Brothers
Four Sisters

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


Geneva L. Lucas, 82, of Hemphill, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 in Garrison.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Lucas was born September 23, 1933, in Lovelady, Texas to Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath. She spent her life as a homemaker.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Sherry Williams and husband, Jeff
Deborah Sammons and husband, Stan
Linda Pearson

Sister: Mary Rice

5 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchilren

Numerous nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends.

Preceded in death by
Husband: W.S. Lucas
Parents: Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath
Sister: Jeanne Black

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


12/12/2015

Ethel Bell, 91, formally of Center, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Bell was born December 20, 1923, in Leon County, Texas to Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams. Mrs. Bell retired from the cosmetology career.

She is survived by
Daughter: Myra Katherine Bell

Sons:
Vance Gene Townsend
Danny Royce Townsend

3 Grandsons

4 Granddaughters

9 Great-Granddaughters

3 Great-Grandsons

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter

Dear Friend, Melba Lee

A host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by
Parents: Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams
Husband: Edsel Ford Bell
Sisters: Edith
Brothers: William, Wilson, David

Pallbeares will be Gary Townsend, Edsel Townsend, Vance Townsend II, Gary McDonald, and Eddy Emmons.

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


12/11/2015

Edward Marion "Shep" Shepherd, 93, died on December 10th, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services are planned for 2:00pm on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Timpson. Visitation will be Sunday Dec 13, 2015 at 1pm.

Shepherd was born on May 23, 1922 in the New Prospect Community in Shelby County, Texas, the only child to Richard Lee Shepherd and Willie Ramsey Shepherd. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Buena Vista School. In 1939, he graduated from Timpson High School. For a year after graduation, he worked at Bussey's Drug Store before starting classes at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches.

War interrupted college. Shepherd was called into the service in 1943, serving in several assignments, before being discharged in 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

After he left the Army, he returned to his studies at Stephen F. Austin, completing his degree in accounting 1947. He was one of the first three graduates to obtain a BBA in accounting from Stephen F. Austin University. In honor of this achievement, the University and College of Business established The Marion Shepherd Outstanding Principles Student Award.

In July 1947, he began his career with Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. His work with the company would take him to Philadelphia in 1965, where he served as the comptroller of Sun Pipe Line Company and manager of Transportation Financial Administration. Sun Company merged with Sunray DX in 1970, which took him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as comptroller-treasurer. He worked for Sun Pipe Line Company until he retired in 1983. He returned to Timpson in 1992.

Shepherd married Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hutcherson on August 29, 1947. The couple had two sons, George Edward Shepherd and Richard Croom Shepherd. Both sons were born in Beaumont and lived in both Philadelphia and Tulsa. George and Richard followed their father's exampled and served in the military.

Faith was an important part of Shepherd's life. His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice." While living in Beaumont, he was ordained a deacon. When the family moved to Tulsa, he was active in the First Baptist Church, and after returning to Timpson, he served on the board at the First Baptist Church.

Work and faith weren't the only things that defined him. He understood civic responsibility and served as a city councilor in Timpson for one term. He knew the value of family. He traveled across the country to see his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time in the outdoors with his sons and grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Shepherd is survived by:
His wife

Sons:
George Shepherd, and wife, Pamela of Cushing, Okla.
Richard Shepherd, and wife, Angela of Peachtree City, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Ginger Lea Shepherd, and husband, Joe Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.
Edward Eugene Shepherd of Cushing, Okla.
Meredith Wyndham Shepherd of Charlotte, N.C.
Nathan Edward Shepherd, Pensacola, Fla.

One great- grandson Jase Edward Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.


Mr. John Daniel “Half Pint” Menefee, age 63, of Cherino, Texas. Mr. Menefee passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 during a fatal automobile accident in Cherino, Texas.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Cherino, Texas with interment to follow at Cherino Cemetery with Rev. Mack Paige, Officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors
Mother: Martha Menefee of Cherino, Texas

Son: A. G. Hall (Donna) of Charlotte, North Carolina

Daughters:
Leona Sowell (Lynn) of Lufkin, Texas
Chonita Glover (Adam) of Jacksonville, Florida
Danita Reed (Ken) of Jacksonville, Florida
Kashina Menefee of Nacogdoches, Texas

10 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Lewis Menefee (Rostina) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dennis Menefee of Paige, Texas
Larry Menefee (L. Lean) of Lufkin, Texas
Clarence Menifee (Tina) of Cherino, Texas

Sisters:
JoAnn Hunt of Lufkin, Texas
Martha Clark (David) of Lufkin, Texas
Thelma Miller (Richard) of Lufkin, Texas
Karen Menefee of Flint, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.


12/10/2015

Billy Ray Doggett, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Doggett was born December 18, 1930 in Center to Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett. He served his country in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by
Sons;
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine of Center
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana

Daughters-in-law;
Julie Robinson of Shelbyville
Toni Robinson of Timpson
Marsha Doggett of Center

Grandchildren;
Dana
Carri
Rachel
Jodie
Kellie
Destiny
Brandi
Brandon
Kennedy
Trista
Brandi
Michael
Emily

A number of great grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Alice N. Doggett of Nacogdoches

Nephew, Doug Curtis and wife, Linda of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett
Wife, Yvonne Doggett
Sons, Curtis Robinson and David Robinson
Brother, Travis Doggett
Sister Thelma Swanzy
Grandson, Scotty Doggett

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


12/9/2015

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Price, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Price passed away Tuesday, December 8,
2015 at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment: St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Clois Rodgers, Officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel

Saviors -
Son James Cecil Price (Annie Zenette) of Tyler, Texas
Step-Daughter Vera Ann Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

11 Grandchildren 7 Great-Grandchildren 4 Great-Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers Bobbie Lewis Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Roy Rogers Lane (Barbra Ann) of Beaumont, Texas

4 Sisters Wilma Berry of Chester, Texas
Cammilla Ella Lane of Houston, Texas
Nancy Clay (James) of San Augustine, Texas
Jimmie Nash of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary.


12/8/2015

Graveside service for Thelma Lee Powers Brito will be Thursday December 10, 2015, at Blair Cemetery, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.

Mrs. Brito was born November 17, 1919, in Blair Community. Thelma Lee Powers Brito was the daughter of the late Ellis Powers and Victoria Brown Powers. She was a loving wife. Thelma enjoyed collecting trinkets, and among those her favorite was spoons she collected from everywhere she visited.

Thelma is survived by:

Nieces:
Kathy Leggett and husband Tim of Carthage, Texas
Gail Wales and husband Bobby of Magnolia, Texas

Great-nieces:
Kimberly Shuttlesworth, and Jaime Hudson

Great-nephews:
Kenneth Wales
Robbie Wales
Michael Wales
Chase Bock

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Brito; parents, Eillis and Victoria Brown Powers; and sister, Sarah Hudson.


12/7/2015

Rachel Lawson, 81, of Harper, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Willow Grove Cemetery

She was born August 24, 1934 in Shelby County to M. L. “Marcus” and Ada (Brewster) Wilson.

She is preceded death in by her Parents, M.L. “Marcus” and Ada Wilson, Husband, Walter A. Lawson and Sister, Linda Massey

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Debra Sullivan of Harper
Tony Pacino of Harper
Mary A. Schleicher of Harper

Grandchildren:
John Walter Wheless
Rebecca Spencer
Chantel Stephens
Kenneth Sullivan
Zachery Sullivan

Great-Grandchildren:
Dawn Floyd
Abagail Darrow
Ada Jones
Andrew Hedgepeth
Josh Hedgepeth

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Aden and Victoria Floyd

Sister and Brothers:
Betty Irving
Howard Wilson
James Harry Wilson

Niece: Melissa Vines

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


Prentice “P.O.” Sample, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 22, 1929 in Shelby County to Willie and Mae (Metcalf) Sample.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie & Mae Sample, Sister, Mildred Green, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Arvie & Della Shofner, Brothers-in-law, Jack Shofner & Pete Shofner and Sister-in-law, Sue Shofner.

He is survived by:

Wife of 67 years and the love of his life: Odell (Shofner) Sample of Shelbyville

Children:
Cathy Brittain of Shelbyville
Debbie Snider & husband, Billy of Center
Larry Sample & wife, Debbie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rodney Brittain of Shelbyville
Nikki Brittain of Richmond
Jill Jefferson & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Karen Liker & husband, Jason of Center
Bridget Kirkwood & husband, Donny of Salado
Matt Snider & wife, Mallory of Center
Patrick Sample & wife, Megan of Center
Stephanie Harkness & husband, Justin of Center
Ashley Hayes & husband, Brent of Houston
Mary Alford & husband, Wayne of Timpson
Christopher Peurifoy & wife, Becky of Longview

Great-Grandchildren:
Aaron, Jesse, Jake & Ariel Liker
Trace Brittain & Tristan Samford
Logan & Morgan Jefferson
Cyper & Tolan Harkness
Bronson & Bryanna Sample & Braelyn McCaffrey
Bo & Hannah Hayes & Madilynn Hayes
Millie Sims
Garrett Kirkwood
Mason Snider
Bella & Mackee Alford
Caleb Peurifoy

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, McKenzie Mae Hayes

Brothers:
Doug Sample & wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg
Donald Sample & wife, Deloris of Quitman
Ronnie Sample & wife, Deborah of Jasper

Sister: Loreli Sample of Center

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Vivian & C.J. Hamaker of Shreveport
Billie & Charles Corder of Shreveport
Joe & Shirley Shofner of Center
Joann Shofner of Shelbyville

Pallbearers: Rodney Brittain, Patrick Sample, Matt Snider, Aaron Liker, Logan Jefferson, Trace Brittain, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker & Keith Jefferson

Honorary Pallbearers: L.H. Hewitt, D.H. Parker, Jimmy Lout, Duane Lout, Wyndell Johnson & Bernard Metcalf

Special thank you for the special love and care you have shown to our family during this time, Queen Brinson, Ruth Thompson, Shelena Bluford and Vivian Shofner and East Texas Home Health and Heartsway Hospice.

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


12/6/2015

Betty Sue Fausett, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center

Mrs. Fausett was born July 6, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She graduated from Center High School in 1951. She met the love of her life, Jimmy Glenn Fausett, and they were married on December 18, 1953. Mrs. Fausett worked in banking for forty years, having worked first at First National Bank and then Farmers State Bank. She was an active member New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. She was known for her Texas Trash and pies. Mrs. Fausett enjoyed weekly games with her card playing buddies.

She is survived by
Daughter, Glenice Harrison and husband, Rick of Nacogdoches

Sons;
Glenn Fausett and wife, Rhonda of Center
Ricky Fausett of Olathe, Kansas
Randy Fausett and wife, Jennifer of Center

Sisters-in-law;
Dorothy Fausett of Center
Mary Fausett of Center
Shirley Willingham and husband, Ray of California

Eleven Grandchildren

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, J. H Edison and Lucille Black Edison
Husband, Jimmy G. Fausett
Sister, Wilsie Dee Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison Jr. and Billy Earl Edison
Granddaughter, Amber Fausett
Great Grandson, Hunter Goodroe

Pallbearers will be Zack Fausett, Ricky Harrison Jr., Adam Fausett, Steve Edison, Don Wheeler, Scotty Fancher, Chris Mathews and Ronnie Strawn. Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Fausett.

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


12/5/2015

Billie Maxie Pate Mullins, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Mullins was born December 13, 1925 in Arcadia, Shelby County, Texas to Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. Mullins was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son, Wayne Mullins and wife, Karen of Baytown

Daughter, Daria Lanette York and husband, Gary of Center

Grandchildren,
Trina Turgeon
Darren Mullins
Angela Mullins
Tammy Mechelic
Cody Mullins

Five Great Grandchildren

Siblings;
Iva Nell Pate Brown and husband, Ford of Center
Test Pate Miller of Richards
Kelsey Jo Pate Stewart of Picayune, Mississippi
Rachel Pate McCleary of Brazoria
Inez Pate Peltier and husband, Tim of Clute
Patsy Pate Mahone and husband, Bob of New Boston
Robert Henry Pate and wife, Florene of Fluker, Louisiana

Numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate
Husband, Bill Mullins
Daughters, Clara Kiechler and Anita Lee Mullins
Son, Donald Mullins
Grandson, Nathan Kiechler
Brothers and sisters-in law; Vestal and Fordene Pate, Charles and Lulu Pate, Sam and Billie Jo Pate, Curtis Edward “Bo” Pate
Brothers-in-law; Jeffrey McCleary, Buddy Stewart, Elton Miller, Glen Mullins, Raymond Bennett
Sister-in-law; Geraldine Bennett
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law; Edith and Edward Mullins

Pallbearers will be Ford Brown Jr., Triston Turgeon, Roger Pate, Tim Peltier, Romiro Perez and Darren Mullins.

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


Wilsie Dee Taylor, 83, of Terrel, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Taylor was born February 29, 1932, in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She was a former employee of Payne & Payne in Center, where she worked as a sales clerk for twenty years. Ms. Taylor was an ordained Methodist minister and very involved in the activities of her church, New Hope Methodist Church, especially the children’s ministries. She was an avid supporter of a number of missionaries in many different countries.

She is survived by
Daughters,
Rita Cohen and husband Don of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nancy Fancher and husband Scott of Terrel

Grandchildren,
Terrah Corben
Jonathan Wlaker
Dallas Fancher
Shan’ Fancher
Ashlee Taylor
Jade Taylor

Great Grandchildren,
Hunner Steel
Cole Steel
Brady Fancher
Avery Janac
Allen Fancher
Gracie Fancher

Sister, Betty Fausett of Center

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison
Son, David Wayne Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison and Billy Earl Edison
Great Aunt, Eunice Nelson
Grandmother, Sally Black

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


12/2/2015

Mary Jo Phillips, 77, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 19, 1938 in Huxley to S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Mae (Tindol) Dean. She taught at Tyler Junior College and she also worked as a nursing home administrator for many years. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded death by her Parents, S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Dean, Infant Daughter, Baby Girl Devers, Husband, Donald Ray Devers, Husband, Dan Phillips, Two Brothers, Bib Dean and Bob Dean.

Among her survivors include:

Son: Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley

Grandchildren: Nathaniel and Mary Elizabeth Devers

Sister: Barbara Jean Ross of Center

Sisters-in-law:
La’ Retta Dean of Huxley
Charlcie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu

Donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, 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


12/1/2015

Eugene Roshell Bryant, age 53, of Garrison, passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Assembly of God, Timpson. Visitation will be from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Interment will be at New Liberty Cemetery Garrison, Texas with Elder James Williams, Jr. officiating.

He is survived by:

Mother, Jean Bryant Rather of Garrison

Father, Sammy Rather of Garrison

Daughter, Oritiea Johnson of Garrison

Brothers:
John Westly Bryant, Jr. of Garrison
Tony Bryant of Garrison
Talmage (Varince) Bryant of Lufkin
Fernando (Celest) Bryant of Garrison
Tyrone (Debra) Bryant of Nacogdoches
Angelo (Patricia) Bryant of Garrison
Domingo (Dana) Bryant of Houston
Trinni Bryant of Terrell

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Nicole Perry, age 40, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 2pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

She was was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

Father, Asie B. (Joy) Goodwin of Tenaha

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Porter Lee Perry, age 42, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 11am Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Pastor Phillip Jones officiating.

He was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Ernest Ray “Bubba” Meshell, 61 of Center, passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at his home.

Ernest’s wishes were to donate his body to Baylor College in the hopes that he could be part of a medical advancement in the fight against diseases.

Ernest is survived by:

Wife, Carla Meshell of Center

Mother, Joann Meshell of Conroe

Children:
Amanda Flinn and husband Jason of Trinity
Miranda Atkinson and husband Scooter of Livingston
Cassandra Meshell and Lindsay of Conroe
Wes Faubion and wife Shana of Highlands
Jessica Mckinney and husband John of Dayton

Sisters:
Dorothy Hoskins of Liberty
Marilyn Riffle and husband Clark of New Caney
Trish Germany and husband David of Hardin
Tracey Beige and husband Dewayne of Conroe
Debra Harrold and husband Stephen of Crosby

Grandchildren: Trey Atkinson, Kayden Faubion, Talan Atkinson, Brendon Flinn, Jacob Faubion and Teryn Atkinson.

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Father: Huey Fred Meshell
Brother: Fred Eugene “Hoss Jr.” Meshell

A celebration of life memorial will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2pm at the Pavilion in Livingston State Park. As was his wish, we will celebrate his love for family with food and smiles.


Feye Strong, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 27, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ to Cecil and Karie (Jensen) Strong.

She is preceded in death by her Sister, Diana Strong Underwood, Grandparents, Alvin & Viola Strong and Vernon & Evelyn Jensen.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Cecil and Karie Strong of Shelbyville

Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Starla & Terry Monville of Mt. Enterprise
Jackie & Ronnie Traylor of Sour Lake

Nieces & Nephews:
Amanda Monville
R.J. Traylor
Zach Traylor
Tammy Traylor
Courtney Traylor

Cat:
Frisky

Numerous Aunts & Uncles

Pallbearers:
Ronnie Traylor, Zach Traylor, R.J. Traylor, Alvin “Lynn” Strong, Michael Strong & Terry Monville

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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