11/30/2010

Funeral Services for Johnny Ikner IV "Lil Ike", 27, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010. He was born December 6, 1982 to Johnny Ikner III and Eva Joyce Ikner.

He is Survived by:
Daughter Brooklyn Ikner
Daughter Breanna Adams
Son Trey Ikner
Mother Eva Ikner
Stepfather Tommy Gardner
Brothers Chatrick Hines and wife Ashley Hines, TJ Ikner, Chris Dock, & Darron Dock
Sisters LaShundra Ikner, Shaquilla Butler, Johnesha Ikner, Ashley Ikner and Brittney Gardner
Nieces De'Asijah Ikner, Derrionna Duncan, Carleah Duncan, Adrianna Hines, Taylor Hines and Kaydence Hines
Janiya Butler, Taniya Gardner, and Aniya Dock
Nephew Chris Dock Jr.
Girlfriend Brandy Whitton

Visitation will be Friday, December 3, 2010 at Community Funeral Home at 6pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11am at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


Frank Otis King, Jr., 68, of Center, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date in New Mexico.

He was born November 17, 1942 in Magdalena, NM to Frank Otis King, Sr. and Dolores L. Cavasos. He served in the U.S. Navy and he was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Belva King.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Sharolyn Shaw of Michigan

2 Sons:
Sonny King of Utah
Thomas King of Utah
Brother, Jim King of Robert E. Lee, TX
Sister, Katherine Hulse of Truth or Consequences, Mexico

Step Children:
Peggy Richards of Shreveport, LA
John Richards & wife, Denise of Santa Fe, TX
Vernon Richards of Colorado Springs, CO

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


11/29/2010

Harold Allan Ellison, Jr. age 63 of Logansport, LA, passed away, Monday, November 22, 2010 at his residence after a brief battle of cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Logansport.

Mr. Ellison was born, August 4, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Parents, Harold Allan Ellison, Sr. and Myrtie Belle Foster Ellison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Ellison.

He is survived by:
His wife of 34 years, Frances Ellison of Logansport, LA
Daughter, Cari Michelle Allen & Husband, Neil of San Antonio
Granddaughter, Madeline Allen
2 Sisters:
Saunnie Box of Gerogetown
Charlotte Shram of Livingston

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the refurbishing fund for the youth & music parsonage at First Baptist Church of Logansport, 1009 Gum St. Logansport, LA 71049, In memory of Harold “Buddy” Ellison.

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfunerahome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas 75935


 

11/26/2010

Margie Norden, 74 of Center passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010.  She was born February 8, 1936 in Shelby County to Jack Hanks and Mora Fulson Hanks. Ms Norden was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held rom 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday November 27, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews:
Linda Daniels of Center
Robert Morciglio of Port Arthur
Juan Morciglio of Port Arthur
Anita Marie Garcia of Port Arthur

Twelve Great Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Jack and Nora Fulson Hanks
Three Sisters
One Brother
Special Friend, Allen Bearden

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


11/24/2010

Brady Clark, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at a Tyler hospice. He was born July 30, 1923 in Shelby County to Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Masonic graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Clark, Cade Clark, Anthony Clark, Dustin Clark, Richard Baack, Bradley Baldwin and Darrell McDaniel.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Angela Clark McCaa & husband Jerry of College Station

Son, Blain Clark, joined by Kim Krauskopf of Center

Granddaughter, Heather Clark Moody & husband Donny of Center

Grandsons:
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Center
Todd Clark & wife Darlene of Center
Colin Clark of Center
Will Corbell & wife Laura of Houston

Special Grandson, Michael Dean of Center

Sister, Elsie McDaniel of Campti

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark
Wife, Dorothy Clark
Son, Larry Clark
Brothers, Elton Clark and Leo Clark

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


11/22/2010

Alicia Gomez, age 47, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 in Tenaha.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10am until service time. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born Jan. 8, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to parents, Elmer Pugh and Dorothy Martin Pugh.

She is survived by:
Husband, Jose Gomez of Tenaha

Mother, Dorothy Pugh of Gilmer
Father, Elmer Pugh & fiance’ Kay of Frankston

Children:
Kevin Pugh & fiance’ Jacinda of Tenaha
Jeffrey Pugh of Longview
Elizabeth Gomez & husband, Arnold of Tenaha
Ernest Gomez of Longbranch

Grandchildren:
Nicholas Pugh, Miguel Martinez, Xavier Martinez, Ernest Martinez & unborn baby Pugh

Sister, Annin Pugh of Gilmer
Brother, Roland Pugh of Frankston

Nephews: Wesley DuBose of Arizona
Ryan Pugh of Gilmer
Niece: Bryanna Boone of Kilgore

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


Anese Hickman, 81, of Carthage, passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at her home. She was born November 13, 1929 in Logansport, Louisiana to Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd. Mrs. Hickman attended Galloway Methodist Church. She was a member of Telephone Company Pioneers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Mervin Scott and Chaplain Arnold Shrewsbury officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Preston Hickman of Galloway

Daughter, Yvette Good & husband Rany of Haslet

Son, John Hickman & wife Sonya of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:
Matthew Good and wife Desarae, Case Hickman, and Cherish Hickman

Great Grandchildren, Grace May and Braden May

Sisters:
Jo Titsworth & husband N.C. of Dequeen
Pheby Boyd Brown of Galloway

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd
Sister, Sue Hickman

Memorials can be made in Mrs. Hickman’s name to Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas, 437 Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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



Mark Allen Kenderdine, 38, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 5, 1972 to Arthur Kenderdine and Joy Galloway. He graduated from Center High School in 1990. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Brother, Aaron Kenderdine, Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Kenderdine, Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Galloway, and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Hookey & Anita Nichols.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary Kenderdine of Center
Sons:
Adam Kenderdine of Center
Scott Nash of Center
Father: Arthur Kenderdine & wife, Martha of Carthage
Mother:
Joy Thomas & husband, Bobby of Center
Brothers:
Clifton Kenderdine of Carthage
Troy Kenderdine & wife, Julie of Carthage
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-laws:
Barbara Walton & husband, Terry of Center
Rose Fuller & husband, Johnny of Center
Carol Andrews & husband, Russell of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a Host of Friends
Pallbearers:
Melvin Broadway, James Fults, Jay Robertson,
Patrick Nethery, Clifton Kenderdine and Troy Kenderdine
Honorary Pallbearers:
Adam Kenderdine, Scott Nash and Daniel Walton

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


Jackie “Buddy” Boyett, 31, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born October 31, 1979 in Carthage to Jackie Boyett Sr. and Betsy Mikesh Byrd. Mr. Boyett was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haslam and a member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Wife, Kelly Boyett of Logansport

Mother & Stepfather, Betsy and Jimmy Byrd of Carthage

Father, Jackie Boyett of Joaquin

Sisters:
Sherry Roberts and husband Blake of Nacogdoches
Gabrielle Boyett of Nacogdoches

Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law, Gwen & Don Truitt of Logansport

Nieces:
Kenzi Roberts, Lanie Truitt, Lexie Truitt

Nephew, Bryce Roberts

Step Grandparents, Betty and Don Coffman of Palestine

Also numerous cousins, in laws, and friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Johnnie and Bernice Boyett and Raymond and Betty Mikesh

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

Letha Henderson, 98, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home. She was born July 15, 1912 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Houston Taylor and Nettie Jane Langford Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Logansport.

She is survived by:

Sister, Christine Ward of Center

Niece, Myrna Faye Lloyd and husband Jimmy L. of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nephew, Earl Kendall Threet & wife Shawn of Oklahoma

Also many great nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Husband, Major Carl “M.C.” Henderson
Brother, Robert Leonard Taylor

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


11/20/2010

Barbara Parker, 72, of Center, died Saturday, November 20, 2010. Services for Barbara Parker
will be at 3:00pm Tuesday, November 23, 201.0 at Watson and Sons funeral Horne with Pastor
Beax Wiebolo officiating, internment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be
tMonday from 5pm to 7pm.

Pallbearers will be: Lark Gilchrist, Jerry Hudspeth, Dakota Hudspeth, Austin Gilchrist, Victor
Blevins and William Griffith, Jr.

Barbara Parker; was born on December 30, 1937 in Center Tx to Austin and Ruby Smith Walker.
She was a devoted Housewife to James Parker and a loving and carinq mother of four. She
went to be wth our Lord on November 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing home which had been
her home for over 11 years.

Survivors are children:
Larry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.
Sherrie and Husband Victor Belvins of Timpson, TX
Terry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.

Grandchildren:
Jerri and wife Misty Hudspeth of BoBo, Tx.
April and husband Lark Gilchrist of Center, TX
Chrystal and husband Will Crabtree of Kannapolis, N.C.

Great grandchildren:
Brylie and Adrial Hudspeth of BoBo, TX
Dakota Hudspeth
Sierra Harvey, Austin and Tori Gilchrist of Center, TX
Hannah and Madison Crabtree, Destiny Hobson of Kannapolis N.C.

Proceeded in death by: Father Austin Walker, mother Ruby Walker, Husband James Nelson
Parker; son Jerry Austin Parker, Daughter-in-law Dianna Verhs, son-in-law Dennis Fuller,2 great
grandsons Erik Logan and Shawn Brayden Hudspeth


11/19/2010

Evelyn Myrle Stewart Blackwell, 86 of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. She was born February 15, 1924 in Lamesa, Texas to Paul Rust Stewart. Ms. Blackwell was a christian wife and mother.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 21,2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Smith Cemetery with Bro. Ardie Brown officiating.

She is survived by:

Children:
Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Jr. and wife, Mara of Alameda, CA
Paul Robert Blackwell and wife, Katherine of Nacogdoches
Mary Lee Blackwell of Center
Barbara Carol Blackwell Braddock and husband, Kenneth of Center.

Sister: Lola Faye Richardson of Centerpoint, TX

Grandchildren:
Heather Katherine Blackwell Marcum & husband, George
Jennifer Mary Blackwell Higgins, M.D. & husband, Samuel
LiAnna Barbara Bittick & husband, Wayne Weldin
Jon Miles Braddock & wife, Nichole
Amanda Faith Bittick
Joshua David Bittick
Paul Ryan Blackwell
Hardy Westbrook Blackwell
Forrest Daniel Blackwell

Great Grandchildren:
MiKennah Noelle Bartley
James Caden Braddock
Samuel Herston Higgins
Myla Kennedy Braddock
Anna Katherine Higgins
Benjamin Harold Higgins

Proceeded in death by:
Husband, Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Sr.
Parents, Paul Rust and Velma Lee Westbrook Stewart.
One brother, William Clemens Stewart

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


James Rogers McCann, 76, of Stonewall, Louisiana, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He passed away peacefully after a long battle with heart disease. He was born June 21, 1934 in Tenaha, Texas to Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann. Jim grew up in Basile, Louisiana but returned to Tenaha to finish high school and marry his high school sweetheart, Juana Bowlin. He was employed by Kast Metals Foundry in Shreveport for 28 years, and was also on the Caddo Parish School Board for 13 years, having retired from both. When his wife retired from Highland Hospital in 1999, they moved back to Tenaha and enjoyed retirement for over 11 years. They recently moved to Stonewall to be near their children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ebey, III, John Ebey, James Pitman, Chad Pitman, Todd Boone and Keith Martin.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Juana Bowlin McCann of Stonewall

Daughters:
Kathy M. Ebey & husband Fred of Stonewall
Paula M. Pitman & husband Rex of Shreveport
Elaine McCann & Todd Boone of Stonewall

Grandsons:
Fred Ebey, III and Virginia Rouse
John Ebey & wife Meredith
James Pitman & wife Barbara
Chad Pitman & wife Amy

Great Grandchildren:
Hunter Ebey, Hayden Ebey, Hannah Ebey, Addi Ebey, Izabella Pitman and Riley Pitman

Sister, Joan Arnold & husband Michael of Cottage Grove, Oregon

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann
Brothers, Billy Ray and Merwyn McCann

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


Wilma Campbell, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. B. A. Morris officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 15, 1930 to William Perry and Aileen English Corbell. She was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Aileen Corbell and Husband, Elmo Campbell.

She is survived by:
Son:
Larry “Elmo” Campbell of Nacogdoches
Daughter:
Brenda Kaye Garner & husband, Tim of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
J.P. Fenton & wife, Jessica of Mission
Joey Garner of Center
Haberlyn Campbell
Trevor Campbell
Great Grandchildren:
Darren & Darbie Fenton
Kendrick Arnold, Jr. & Haylee Arnold
Brothers:
Gordon Corbell & wife, Nell of Shelbyville
Billy Jack Corbell & wife, Sue of Huxley
Gerald Corbell & wife, Jean of Center
Pallbearers:
Shane Crobell, Gerald Corbell, Jr., Darren Fenton,
Trevor Campbell, Kirk Corbell, and Craig Jordan

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


11/18/2010

William “Tom” Garrett passed away November 14, 2010. He was born August 4, 1931 to the late William and Bertha Polley Garrett. Upon his mothers premature death, he was raised by Floyd and Martha Garrett. During this time a special bond was generated with play brothers Ray, Lawrence, Joe, Willie and sister Linda.

He found Christ at an early age at East Liberty Baptist Church . He later joined East Hamilton Baptist Church both located in Shelbyville, Texas .

He married Queen Esther Moore on December 10, 1955 to this union two daughters were born. Pearl McLendon (A.L.) and Robbie Garrett both of Center.  He leaves to cherish his memory four grandchildren Rochelle Garrett , O’Bryan Land, Denise and Asia Garrett. Three brothers Sam Garrett (Judy), Lee Garrett both of Bullard, Texas, A.J Garrett (Jean) of Beaumont, and sister Olivia Cameron (Martin) of Chandler, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, November 19th at Hicks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 20th at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Brinson officiating.


11/17/2010

Helen Jean Moore, age 79 of the Hutchinson Mountain Community died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born October 26, 1931 at Huff, Arkansas to William Lee and Lorena Helen (Turner) Gould. She was a retired elementary school teacher with 31 years of service having taught at Southside, Bono and Concord Schools. She was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Maranda Estes Verser.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dale Moore of the home, two sons, Steve Moore of Hutchinson Mountain Community, Randal Moore of Evening Shade, two daughters, Marilyn Brown of Arp, Texas, Linda Sherwood of Murphy, Texas, four brothers, Arthur Gould of Tacoma, Washington, Bob Gould of Newark, Ervin Gould of Avinger, Texas and Calvin Gould of Jacksonville, Texas, one sister, Margaret Freeman of Center, Texas, ten grandchildren, Jennifer Gholson of Henderson, Texas, Brad Brown of Adairsville, Georgia, Kyle Brown of Arp, Texas, Hannah Moore of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Adam McLoy of Jonesboro, Abigail McLoy of Hollister, Missouri, Andrew McLoy of Charleston, South Carolina, Kailyn Conley of Piggott, Aaron Estes of Evening Shade and Brooke Sherwood of Austin, Texas and eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Ervin Gould, Bro. Calvin Gould and Bro. Matt Gholson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kyler Cemetery located at Southside with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brad Brown, Kyle Brown, Adam McLoy, Andrew McLoy, Aaron Estes and Matt Gholson.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Brown and Craig Sherwood.

Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,www.billygraham.org, Phone: 1-877-247-2426.


11/16/2010

Mildred Allsbrooks, 61, of Center, passed away November 15, 2010, at a Shreveport hospice. She was born May 26, 1949. Mrs. Allbrooks was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Waterman Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Clara Oliver Williams of Waterman

Husband, John Allsbrooks of Waterman

Sons:
Clinton Risinger and wife Brenda of Shelbyville
Jess Allsbrooks of Center
John Allsbrooks & wife Lisa of Nacogdoches

Daughter, DeJuana Risinger of Carthage

Sisters:
Ann Polvadore & husband Roy of Center
Ellen Hearne & husband Roy of Center
Debra Peavy of Carthage

Special Grandson, Colton Risinger

Grandchildren:
Nicky, Jessica, Trey, Marinia, Ivy, Makayla, Autumn and Ruby

Five Great Grandchildren

Special Cousin, Betty Mills of San Augustine

Special Friends, Debbie & Diane


11/12/2010

Nicholas Edward Winstine, age 25 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. Father Michael Snyder will officiate at the service.

Nicholas was a native of Slidell, LA, and lived in Carriere, MS for the past eighteen years. He was a casino dealer and worked as a secuirty guard at Gulf coast Casinos. Nicholas was also employed by the New Orleans Superdome. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. His hobbies were playing pool, bowling, darts and watching the New Orleans Saints.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Avery J. Bostick, Edward L. Winstine Sr., Louise Sekinger, and Ronald Sekinger. Survivors include his parents, Janet Bostick Magee and husband Edward of Carriere, MS, and Dennis R. Winstine Sr. and wife Sharon of Shelbyville, TX, his siblings, Dennis R. Winstine Jr., Quentin Scott Winstine, Erin Bordelon and husband Kirk, Ryan Magee, Devin Delaney, Daniel Delaney, his grandparents, Mary R. Bostick, Samuel L. Montgomery Jr., and Mamie "Jerrie" Montgomery, his Godmother, Beverly Winstine, aunts and uncles, Natalie Bostick, Dale Winstine Sr., Carmel Henley, cousins, Kyle, Christina and Victoria Bordelon, Tina and Bryan Camaro, Dale Winstine Jr., Jesse Winstine, several other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nicholas had numerous sincere friends, and will be profoundly missed by all.

Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Obituary, Register Book, and Driving Directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.


Jackie Warren “JW” Eaves, Sr., 75, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 at his home. He was born September 1, 1935 in Keatchie, Louisiana to Eugene Eaves and Ola Mae Amburn Eaves.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. E.J. Adams and Bryan Kerr officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Hurst, Bradley Kerr, Douglas Lynn Eaves, Jr., Brandon Lynn Eaves, Steven Eugene Eaves, Dustin Bridges, Donald Allen Hick, Jr. and Leslie Warren Hicks.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Adell Eaves of Tenaha

Sons:
Jackie Warren Eaves, Jr. & wife Ginger of Tenaha
Tommy Eaves & wife Rebecca of Tenaha
Douglas Eaves, Sr. of Joaquin
Larry Joe Eaves & wife Delicia of Center

Daughters:
Debra Pratt & husband Gaylon of Joaquin
Elaine Hicks and husband Donald, Sr. of Tenaha
Angela Hurst & husband Edward of Tenaha
Becky Bridges & husband Willy of Tenaha
Brandy Kerr & husband Bryan of Nacogdoches

Grandkids:
Dustin Bridges, Heather Bridges, Rebekah Bridges, Bradley Kerr, Brittany Kerr, Jonathon Hurst, Kristen Dominguez & husband Jimmy, Donald Allen Hicks, Jr. & wife Wendy, Leslie Hicks and wife Jenny, Michelle Partlow, Christina Simms & husband Ricky, Jasa Rodgers, James Eaves, Cynthia Hutto & husband Chad, Steven Eaves & wife Candice, Douglas Eaves, Jr. & wife Jaclyn, Brandon Eaves & wife Harley, and Justin Eaves , Amber Lynn Eaves, KP, and Harley

Sisters:
Barbara Stweart and Husband Author of Tenaha
Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Sister-in-Law, Maurice Eaves of Tenaha

Also numerous great grandkids, nieces and nephews

Seventeen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Eugene and Ola Eaves
Infant Daughter, Cynthia Eaves
Brothers, Floyd Eaves, James Eaves, Buddy Eaves, and Bobby Joe Eaves
Sister, Jean McGee and Eva Jane Eaves

A special thanks to Heartsway Hospice.

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


11/10/2010

Jean Strong Sorsby, 73, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born January 31, 1937 in Joaquin to Robert and Clem Strong. Mrs. Sorsby was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Past Worthy Matron with the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Alfred Sorsby of Huxley

Son, Carl “Bubba” Hatcher & wife Goldie of Logansport

Grandsons:
Luke Hatcher of Center
Preston Hatcher of Houston

Granddaughters:
Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg
Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport

Great Granddaughters:
Ashleigh Byrd of Logansport
Kara Hatcher of Houston
Colby Hall of Pittsburg
Emaley Hall of Pittsburg

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher and Kim Sorsby

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


Gracie Odell Mills, 93, of Corsicana, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Corsicana nursing home. She was born April 23, 1917 in Center to Bascom Bradshaw and Sara Victoria Taylor Bradhsaw. Ms. Mills was a homemaker and seamstress. She was also a life-long member of Short Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Phyllis Everett & husband Harley of Chandler, Arizona
Vickie Steele & husband Billy of Corsicana

Grandchildren:
Leah Lozano & husband Paul
Bradley Steel & wife Carla
Brent Steele & wife Wendy

Great Grandchildren:
Ambria, Jacob, Jaimen, Dalton, Montana, Bryar and Colt

Sister, Opal Hughes of Center

Brother, Jimmy Bradshaw & wife Myrline of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bascom Bradshaw and Sarah Victoria Taylor Bradshaw
Husband of 51 years, Clyde Mills
Brother, Doc Bradshaw
Sisters, Polly Adams and Ercel Holcomb
Special Nephew, Charlie Holcomb

Special thanks to the caring staff of Heritage Oaks West, Family First Hospice and Dr. Ken Rogers.

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


Beth Hopkins Spurlock, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1929 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins. Ms. Spurlock was a member of the XYX Club of Shelby County and the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters: Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center

Grandsons: Jerry McDaniel of Joaquin, Todd McDaniel of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren: Austin Sims of Center, Treven Sims of Center, Jace Addison Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin, Hayes McDaniel of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law: E.C. McSwain of Houston, Kenneth Spurlock & wife Lottie of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, June Spurlock
Parents, James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins

Memorials can be made in Ms. Spurlock’s name to the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary.

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


11/09/2010

Tara Lea Windham Blue was born August 16, 1971 in Center to Earl Windham and Frances Ellafay Barton Windham. Tara has been missing since November 2001. Memorial services will be held for her at 4:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Henry Hughes officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Layla Rae Blue of Lufkin

Mother, Frances Perez of Center

Father and Step-Mother, Earl Windham and Bonnie of Center

Sisters:
Jeannette Biggars & husband Marvin Earl of Leesville, Louisiana
Rena Howard & husband Mike of Center
Michelle Jackson & husband Cecil of Center

Nieces:
Frances “Tana” Gallegos & husband Rosendo of Center
Danie Flores of Center
Jackie Flores of Houston
Rachel Movales of Leesville, Louisiana

Nephews:
Jameson Scott Hughes of Center
Devin Lloyd Jackson of Center
Douglas Leo Jackson of Center

Also numerous great nieces, great nephews, aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Donald Ray Blue
Paternal Grandparents, Lonnie & Mildred Windham
Maternal Grandfather, Leon Barton
Maternal Grandmother, Ava Bessie Woods

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


11/08/2010

Erasto Hernandez, Sr. , 59, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will Monday, November 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 26, 1951 in Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Mexico to Gabriel and Rosa Hernandez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Gabriel Hernandez and Wife, Maria Hernandez.

He is survived by:
Children: Valdemar & Maura Hernandez, Edith & Abraham Chavira, Gustavo Hernandez, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez, Mayte & Jose Rios

Grandchildren:Almaleyda, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, Yareli, Brenda, Lexie Dayana and Marvin

Mother: Rosa Hernandez of Mexico

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


11/07/2010

Mrs. Deby Fitzgerald, 57, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Friday, November 05, 2010 in san Augustine, Texas. She was born March 08, 1952 in Texas City, Texas to the parents of Vertis Wall and Sybil Spell Wall.

Visitation will be Monday, 11/08/2010 from 5:00 til 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church Broaddus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas with Bro. Wayne Barth officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Curtis Fitzgerald of Broaddus, Texas

Sons: Shane Fitzgerald and wife Brandy of Kingsport, TN; Shawn Fitzgerald and wife Missy of Mt. Enterprise

Daughter: Bliss Ray and Husband Mickey of Broaddus, Texas

Sisters: Sharon Dawson of Nacogdoches; Carolyn McDaniel of Broaddus, Pam Morgan of Diboll

Grandchildren: Bryce, Brayden, Hayley, Karly, Briley, Lancy, Tanner, Taylor, Brooke, Nigel, Niles, Bub, Shelbie, and Layta

She was preceded in death by her parents Vertis and Sybil Wall

Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Online Obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemeory.com/wymanroberts.


Fern Hensarling, 89 of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas. Fern Hensarling was born March 28, 1921, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Wood Pate and Lucindy (Goodwin) Pate.

Mrs. Hensarling was a member of Attoyac Missionary Baptist, being, not the oldest member, but being the longest time member. She dearly loved her church and her family.

She is survived by her children Sue and Bo Taylor of Longview, Clifford and Nelda Hensarling of San Augustine, and Ronald Hensarling of San Augustine; grandchildren Scott and Melanie Taylor, Jeff ad Ava Hensarling, Jennifer Meador, and Jess Hensarling; great-grandchildren Dustin Wisenhunt, Ashleigh Wisenhunt, Kaleigha Ray, Madison Taylor, Merrick Taylor and Kiaya Ray; twin sister Faye Mills of San Augustine; sister-in-law Elaine Turner; and special friend Gloria Garrett of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Lamar Hensarling; son Wafford Lamar Hensarling; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Servivces will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m., in Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Mills and Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Monday, November 8, 2010, 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Attoyac Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Hensarling, Kenneth Hensarling, Rhonnie Joe Evett, Stephen Mills, Tim Turner and Lewis Butler.

Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


11/05/2010

Mr. Lucious "L.T." Thornton, age 89, entered into rest at a local nursing home in San Augustine, Texas, on November 4, 2010. He was born June 21, 1921, in San Augustine County, to the late Wyley and Maggie "Wells" Thornton.

He is survived by his sons, Ronald Thornton and wife Kathy of Chireno, Ray Thornton of San Augustine, Lynn Thornton of San Augustine, Tom Thornton of San Augustine, Charles "Hoss" Thornton and wife Linda of San Augustine, Hollis Thornton of San Augustine, and William "Bud" Thornton of San Augustine; daughters, Ida Bell Butler and husband Cornell of San Augustine, Mary Sue Wall and husband Robert of Newton, Pat Thornton of San Augustine, and Peggy Brown and husband Jerry of Chireno; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Mattie Ruth Coulter and Katie Lue Chambers, both of San Augustine.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Thornton, son Donald Thornton, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in Macune Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday evening, November 5, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M..

Online obituary and codolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


11/03/2010

Charles H. Brannen, Jr., 94, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born June 25, 1916 in Angelina County to Charles H. Brannen, Sr. and Mary E. Weeks Brannen. Mr. Brannen was a member of First Methodist Church in Center. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories in Lufkin.

She is survived by:

Wife, Mae Dell Brannen of Center

Daughter, Brenda Applequist & husband Ed of Center

Grandson, Cary Applequist of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mary Estelle Alatalo
Brother, James A. Brannen

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

 

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10/31/2010

Mr. Harold Loyd “Sally” Perkins, 89, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.
     
Mr. Perkins was born April 11, 1921, in the Redland community of Angelina County to Ross and Azilie (Beard) Perkins. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 44 years of service. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.
          
Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Opal Perkins; children, Pam Albin and husband Terry of Spring, Hal Perkins and wife Jennifer of Houston, Rhonda Barnhart and husband Jeff of Cushing, and Tracy Buzonas and husband Jeff of Spring; grandchildren, Cody Albin, Margot Perkins, Harry Perkins, Joslyn Buzonas, and Cassie Buzonas; and sisters, Nona Reynolds and Janice Goldman.
      
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Shae Albin; brothers, Dr. Glen Perkins, Norman Perkins, Joe Perkins, and Paul Perkins; and sisters, Joyce St. John and Janette Biggs.
      
Services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.
     
Memorials may be made to the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church Building Fund; 1711 South Street; Nacogdoches, TX 75964-6152.
     
Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


10/29/2010

Maggie Lovell Adams, 84, of Center, passed Friday, October 29, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born September 16, 1926 in Shelby County to Carl L. Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite Eaves. Mrs. Adams was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Waller and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Adam Barbee, Bradley Lovell, Tom Fitzgerald, Keith Tindall, Chris Clark and Charles Conway. Honorary pallbearers will be Colton Bradford and Fredy Franke.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harlan Adams of Center

Sons:
Danny Lovell of Center
Steve Lovell & wife Patricia of Center

Daughters:
Sandra Baker & husband Calvin of Center
Renea Sander & husband Shirel of Center

Stepson, Marc Adams & wife Donna of Oregon

Stepdaughters:
Martha Sweat & husband John Blake of Houston
Joyce Edwards & husband Kenneth of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Dawn Hall & husband Oliver, Daphne Lovell, Kristy Barbee, Adam Barbee and wife Jamie, Shasta Lovell, Bradley Lovell and wife Casey, and Jessica Bradford and husband Colton

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister, Mildred Pierce & husband Leon of Nacogdoches

Also numbers step grandchildren and step great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Semmie Lovell
Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


10/28/2010

Maggie Pearl Daw, 87, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. She was born March 16, 1923 in Shelbyville to Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd. Ms. Daw was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bivens, Scott Shavers, Johnny Parker, Jr., Roger Askew, Jimmy Faulkner, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, and J.C. Cagle. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Daw, Burley Lamb, Joe Tom Schillings and Randy Dean.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Coleman Bivens & wife Dalene of Shelbyville
Jerry Bivens & wife Polly of Marshall

Daughters:
Glenda Parker & husband Johnny, Sr. of Woden
Debbie Askew & husband Glynn of Center
Teresa Johnson & husband Glenn of Shelbyville

Thirteen Grandchildren, Twenty-Six Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Latane Ramey of Denton

Sister-in-Law, Jimmie Dunham of Logansport

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd 
Husbands, Bice Bivens & J.B. Daw, Jr.
Grandson, Jerry Bivens, Jr.
Step Daughter, Ann Daw Williams

Memorials can be mad in Maggie’s name to First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

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


Bonnie Jean (Corley) Cathey, 85, of Conroe formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 1, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 25, 1925 to John Thomas and Mary Eva (Tippett) Corley. She was a member of Assembly of God of Conroe, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Mary Corley, Husband, Gerald Lee (PeeWee) Cathey, Daughter, Linda Noviski, Sister, Elizabeth Adams, Brother, James Rudolph Corley and Sister, Glatha Corley.

She is survived by:
Son:
Jerry Cathey of New Waverley 
Son:
Ricky Cathey & wife, Sherre of Willis 
Daughter:
Cynthia Wade of Lipan
10 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.T. Corley & wife Mary Ann of Pasadena 
Sister:
Shirley Alred of Canton
Sister-in-law:
Nell Travis of Pineland
Pallbearers:
Brannon Cathey, Chris Cathey, Jonathan Cathey,
Clark Cathey, Billy Alred, Cole Wade and Cliff Long

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


10/27/2010

Cliffton O'Neal Mitchell, age 21, of Tenaha passed away Monday morning at his residence in Tenaha, Texas. He was born June 21, 1989 in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Tenaha High School Special Events Center with Rev. Travis Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilliam Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Mother, Alice Morris and husband, Rev. Lynn Morris of Tenaha

Father, Rev. David Mitchell and wife, LaSonya Mitchell of Timpson

Brother, Cory Mitchell of Tenaha

Sisters, Bryana Shorne Mitchell of Center and Tyneka Morris of Nacogdoches.

Grandparents, Robert Harris of Tenaha and Rev. W.G. Morris and wife Oweeda of Nacogdoches.


Sharron Hagler, 63, of Shelbyville, passed Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at her home. She was born February 6, 1947 in Houston to James King and Ruby Lee Mills King. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. She had worked at Shelby Savings Bank since 1997.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Center United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Ed Johnson, Steve Waters, Jon Schillings, Will Lucas, Tim Hopkins and John Snider. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Shelby Savings Bank.

She is survived by:

Husband, James Hagler of Shelbyville

Sons:
Jamie Hagler & wife Holly of Shelbyville
Jason G. Adams & wife Lynn of Ft. Lewis, Washington

Mother, Lee King of Center

Brother, Duane King & wife Nancy of Johnson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Conda Hagler Adams of Center

Mother-in-Law, Jean Mills of Center

Grandchildren, Tristyn Hagler, Casey Adams, Christopher Adams, Marshall Adams, Garrett Adams, Heaven Adams and Denver Kalenevitch

One Great Grandchild

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Marshall King
Grandson, James Chance Hagler

Memorials can be made in Sharron’s name to Center United Pentecostal Church.

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


10/25/2010

Wayland Bacle Whiteside, 77, of Center, passed Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1933 in Center to J. Smith Whiteside and Lena McKennize Whiteside.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Stockton, Zach Mahan, Shawn Whiteside, Shane Whtieside, Michael Whiteside, Cecil Jackson, Randy Hughes and Kenny Hudson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dixie Whiteside of Center

Son, Darrell Whiteside of Center

Daughter, Dannie Helton of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Ella Nobles & husband Rev. Dee of Evans, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Donese Whiteside & David Whiteside
Grandson, Casey Whiteside

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

 


10/24/2010

Graveside services for Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson, age 71 of Center, will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Ms. Imo Jean Jackson is survived by:
Daughter: Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches
2 Grandchildren:
Allyson Clifton and fiance Josh A. Robinson of Austin
Ben Clifton of Nacogdoches
2 Sisters:
Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Eva Byars of Nacogdoches
Sister-in-law: Billie Wheeler of Center
Brother-in-laws:
Douglas Jackson and wife Marcell of Center
Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinity
Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville
Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville
Also a number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of Friends.

Ms. Jackson was preceded in death by:
Husband: Billy Joe Jackson
Son: Joe Jackson
Brother: Cecil Wheeler

Visitation will be held from12 noon until service time Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/23/2010

Jimmy Foster, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

He was born February 28, 1943 to Arthur Horace Cottrell and Selma Lilly.

He is preceded in death by his Mother and Step Father, Selma and Grady Alvis Foster, Brother, Richard Alvis Foster and Sisters, Karen Reyna, Amie Diana Foster and Pamela Ann Foster.

He is survived by:
Sisters and Brother:
Janice Phillips-Poupard of Coppell
Michelle Reid & husband, Richard of Tyler
Phyllis Ragle & husband, Porter Van of Canton
Kenneth Glenn Foster & wife, Anne of Rowlett
Katherine Anderson & husband, Robert of Carrolton
Carolyn Rhymes & husband, Jackie of Shreveport
Nieces and Nephews:
Cindy Brunson, Rhonda Engman, Craig Phillips, Crystal Phillips-Wilds, Ryan Poupard
Justin Ragle, Clifton Ragle, Devan Ragle
Kathrin McDonald and Lisa Anderson 
Other Numerous 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



10/22/2010

Funeral services for Selvia Bradshaw, 87, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Pastor Walter Futch and Dean Jones officiating. Graveside services will follow at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Bradshaw was born September 8, 1923, in Aiken, Shelby County, Texas, to the late Pirley A. (Hooper) and Flozell Roberts. She died Friday, October 22, 2010 in a Lufkin nursing facility.

Ms. Bradshaw was a retired warehouse supervisor for Brookshire Brothers after more than 20 years of service, and had lived in Lufkin since 1957. She was also a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Ms. Bradshaw was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She had a love of cooking, ironing and reading her Bible.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Gaulden of Lufkin; granddaughter, Tisha Morris of Louisville, Kentucky; three great grandchildren, Jori Jones, Kelsey Jones and Logan Morris; step grandchildren, Michael Gaulden, Andrew Gaulden, Amy Landis and husband Larry, and Chris Gaulden, all of Tomball; seven step-great grandchildren; special sisters and brothers, Elsie Ward, Laverne Ward, Faye Jones, and Jessie Lee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ms. Bradshaw was preceded in death by a special brother, Hershel Lee, and a special sister, Hazel Pinkson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Gaulden, Chris Gaulden, Amy Landis, Larry Landis, Joe Langford and A.W. Wright. Junior pallbearer will be Logan Morris. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class.

The family extends a special thank you to Faye and Dean Jones for the devoted love and care shown to Ms. Bradshaw.

Memorials may be made to the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class at Trinity Baptist Church, 2909 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75901.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


10/21/2010

Henry Bailey, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 12, 1928 in Shelby County to James T. and Mamie (Permenter) Bailey.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James T. and Mamie Bailey.

He is survived by:
Wife:Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Sister:Christine Wood of Balch Springs
Niece:Carolyn Sipes 
Nephew:Craig Wood of Balch Springs

3 Sisters-in-law:
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches 
Imo Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches
Billie Wheeler of Center

Aunt:Rosie Permenter of Jackson, Mississippi
Numerous Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:Chuck Sechler, Sammy O’rear, Bert Furlow, Mack O’rear and Charles Wimberly

Honorary Pallbearers: Carroll Wilson, Clovis Furlow and Billy Jack Corbell

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery 11466 FM 2694 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or the charity of your choice.

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


Peggy Ballard, age 98 of Carthage, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Ballard will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park near Center with Dr. Charles Dodson and Rev. Steve Jackson officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ballard passed away on Thursday morning, October 21, 2010, in Carthage.


Lola Dee “Peggy” Stanley Ballard was born on January 24, 1912, in Panola County, Texas to John Edward Chesley Stanley and Martha Susan Mathias Stanley. She graduated from Marshall High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University, and earned a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Ballard married Richard Aaron Ballard on April 1, 1934, and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1989, after 55 years of marriage. She was a teacher for over 40 years, having taught at Center and Logansport. Mrs. Ballard moved to Carthage in 1989, from Center. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Carthage and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Stanley Ballard and all of her siblings.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her daughter, Nancy Mills and husband Chester of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Rebekah Ballard of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Richard Steven Mills and wife Tina of Carthage, Scott Lee Mills of Fairfield, and Morgan Ballard Starnes and husband Curtis of Granbury; and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff of Marian Place of Carthage for the loving care given to Mrs. Ballard over the past seven years.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or Marian Place, 1690 NE Loop 59, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


10/20/2010

Mamie Ruth Shofner, age 79, of San Augustine, Texas, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born October 16, 1931 in San Augustine to Ottis Taylor and Mamie Elizabeth Ware.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm til 8:00pm, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX. Grave side services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010 at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas with Bro. Alton Shaw officiating.

She is survived by:

Son: Walter "Herman" Shofner and wife Kerri of San Augustine

Granddaughter: Heather Nicole Smith and husband Justin of Marshall

Sisters-in-Law: Audrey Taylor of San Augustine, Catherine Thomas of Carrolton, Texas

She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Shofner.

Online condolences can be sent at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


10/19/2010

Mrs. Juanita Lee Stephens, 87, of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Juanita was born to Lou E. (Bowling) Hall and Fred Hall on August 26, 1923, in Dumas, Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of the Attoyac Baptist Church.

Her survivors include: Sons, V.W. Stephens III, and his wife, Cynthia of Stephenville; Fred L. Stephens and his wife, Lynn of Memphis, Tenn; Ken Stephens and his wife, Debbie of Huntington, Texas. Daughters, Pamela Evett and her husband, Rhonnie Joe of San Augustine of San Augustine; Penelope Stephens of San Augustine; Brother: Melvin Hall and his wife, Niska of Senatobia, Mississippi, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, V.W. Stephens

Memorial Services are being planned at a later date.

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


Mr. Doy Lee Snelson, 61, of San Augustine County, passed away Monday, October 18, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Doy Lee was born on March 18, 1949, in Garrison, Texas, to Frances (Smith) Snelson and Casey Snelson. He was employed as a Brick Layer and he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Survived by Wife: Charlotte Snelson of San Augustine; Daughters: Nina Whittington of Biloxi, Miss., Sons: Jared Lott of Ponchatoula, La., and Doy Lee Snelson, Jr., of Houston; Grandchildren: Courtney Snelson, Jera Lakey, and Chase McClain; great-grandchildren: Sue Snelson and Blake McClain.

He was preceded in death by his son, Buddy McClain.

Memorial Services are being planned at later date.

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


10/18/2010

Tommie Lea Alvis, 67, of Center, passed Monday, October 18, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. He was born December 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Elizabeth Mason Alvis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Sons:
John Alvis & wife Jennie of Shelbyville
James Alvis & wife Lori or Shelbyville
Jason Alvis & wife Lisa of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jennifer Jackson & husband Brian of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley, Ryan Alvis, Brianna Alvis, Brittany Payne, Whittany Payne, Wade Alvis, Mocager Alvis, Callie Alvis, Megan Stracener, Caleb Stracener, and Lexi Jackson

Brother, Robert Neil Alvis & & wife Phyliss of Pahrump, Nevada

Sisters:
Marsha Black & husband Lowel of Rancho Cordova, California
Marylee Evans & husband L.B. of Joaquin
Pat Roberts & husband Ed of Center
Karen Cannon & husband Jack of Carmichael, California

Special Friend, Donna Hill of Nacogdoches

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Son, Tommie Lea, Jr.
Daughter, Quinca Sioux

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


10/12/2010

Ruby Blanche Birdwell was born Oct. 23, 1923 in San Augustine, Texas, the daughter of Enlow and Florence (Hardy) Birdwell. She received her education in San Augustine and began living in Skagway in 1952. In 1964, she and her husband, Bill, began living in Alaska on a full-time basis.

The family lovingly wrote: "Ruby, Mamma, Mema, Habba, Miss Ruby or Mrs. Murphy: no matter what name people had for her, anyone who ever met Ruby Murphy never forgot her."

Her adventurous, industrious character was evident in her experience homesteading on the Kashwitna River in the mid to late 1960s. While her husband, Bill, worked in Anchorage during the week, Ruby lived on the homestead, shooing away the moose from her garden and chasing away the bears from her fish. After moving into their larger log home in 1973, Ruby and Bill welcomed literally hundreds of visitors; from family and friends to fellow Al-Can Highway travelers they met during their many trips "Outside", to scores of church missionaries working on church building projects in Alaska.

Ruby never forgot her life tussling with her eight brothers and sisters on the farm in San Augustine, Texas, during the Great Depression and although she was homesteading on a wild river in Alaska, she always referred to San Augustine as "down home".

A pioneering fixture in the Willow community during her 46 years in the area, her engaging personality, love for people and incredible energy endured to the very end. Ruby always showed determination and an independent spirit. The feisty redhead went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.

Survivors include her son, Dan Murphy of Willow; daughter, Cathy McBride of Bronson, Texas; grandsons, Jerry McBride of Tampa, Fla., Todd McBride of Niceville, Fla., Sean Murphy of Wasilla, Alaska, Stephen McBride of Colmesneil, Texas, and Tad Murphy of Arlington, Texas; great-grandchildren, Derek McBride, Trevor McBride, Catherine McBride, Courtney McBride, Gregory McBride, Peyton Murphy and Nolan Murphy. She is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Cason McBride and Cutter McBride; two brothers, Winfred Birdwell and Carlo Birdwell, both of San Augustine; and two sisters, Bertha Mae McMurray of San Augustine and MargeNell Hilderbrandt of Orange, Texas.

Her husband, William L. Murphy; her parents; sisters, Audrey Drawhorn, Mattie Lou Breaux; and brothers, Norman Birdwell and Kennon Birdwell have preceded her in death.

Friends may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Willow Building Fund, P.O. Box 148, Willow, AK 99688.


Billye Campbell Cather, 81, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1929 in Center to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell. Ms Cather was a member of the First Christian Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:000 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rick Worsham, John Davis, Joel Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Steve Campbell, Jerrod Campbell, Michael Campbell and Phillip Campbell. All of nephews will be Honorary Pallbearers.

She is survived by:

Children:
Deborah Wiggins
James Cather, III
Lynn Weaver & husband Jerry

Grandchildren:
Mindy Amburn & husband Billy Jack, Aubrey Cather, Joey Wilks, Jason Wiggins & wife Tammy, Tracie Hendon & Chris, Stacie Justice & husband David, Katie Shulfeldt & husband J.D., Abbie Weaver

Great Granson, Ethan Wiggins

Brothers:
John Campbell & wife Ginny, Coy Campbell, Glenn Campbell & wife Inez, Jerry Campbell & wife Melody, Ken Campbell & wife Molly

Sisters-in-Law:
Earline Campbell, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Theda Clarabut

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

Special Friend, Elizabeth Bergesen

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & LIzzie Mae Campbell
Husband, James H. Cather, Jr
Sister, Margie Campbell
Brothers, Curtis Campbell, E.C. Campbell, Jim Campbell, Otto Campbell, Buster Campbell, Maxie Campbell and Tommy Campbell
Brother-in-Law, E.F. "Kicks" Worsham
Sisters-in-Law, Irene Campbell and Faye Campbell

Memorials can be made in Ms Cather's name to Hospice in the Pines, 114 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904


10/11/2010

Christine Harrison Mancini, 96 of Arlington formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010.

Christine came into this world Christmas Day, 1913, the 3rd of 6 daughters born to Lillian (Laseter) Harrison and A. W. Harrison of Joaquin, Texas.

Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Pittman and husband, David of Orange, two daughters, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is now reunited with her husband, the Rev. John Mancini who preceded her in death in 1985.

Private graveside services will be held at a future date in Carverton, Pennsylvania. Mimi, you are very, very loved.

Our family wishes to thank Doris, Jessica, Joe, and Rev. Moon from Integrecare Hospice for their support and care.

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


Funeral Services for Mrs. Jeanette Carter, 64 of the Flatwoods Community of Panola County, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at The Galloway United Methodiat Church with Rev. Jody Hooper and Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Carter died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home in the Flatwoods.

Mrs. Vera Jeanette Reeves Carter was born September 20, 1946 in rural Panola County, Texas. She was the only child born to the marriage of James Edward and Vera Laverne Broadus Reeves. She was schooled in Joaquin, Logansport and completed Tenaha schools. Jeanette married Daniel Douglas Carter May 21, 1965 and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage. Mrs. Carter was a longtime member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She loved to sew, craft, deer hunt and fish above all else and spending time with her grandchildren. She is prececed in death by her step brothers, Alan Glen Hartley and Bill Yeary and her sister in God, Edythe Dockens.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Daniel Carter of the Flatwoods; step mothers, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena; son, Eddie Carter of the Flatwoods; daughter Wendy Atkerson of the Flatwoods; Grandchildren, Shelby Danielle Carter and Amber Christine Atkerson; step sisters, Diane Cothren of Pasadena and Sandra Yeary of Center; and her sister in God, Susan Golden of Joaquin. Serving as pallbearers will be, James Bond Broadus, Buddy Lee Powell, Pete May, Alan McDaniel, Tommy Hartley and Marvin Bruce “Junior” May.

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


10/10/2010

Terrence Terril Moore, 22 of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Terrance Moore was born May 4, 1988 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Mary Moore. Services were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with Pastor David Mitchell officiating. Interment followed at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Raeven Moore; father, Clarence Moore; mother, Mary Moore, all of San Antonio, Texas; grandfather, Robert Moore of Center, Texas; grandfather, Oneal Jones of Garrison, Texas; grandmother, Anna Moore of Center, Texas and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Hamilton and great-grandmother, Dora Moore.

Pallbearers: Charles Hamilton, Curtis Hamilton, Mack Hamilton, Freddy Moore, Jarome Moore, and Alonzo Moore.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/07/2010

Mary Tarver Cellars, 84 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in San Augustine. She was born to Fenton Harvey and Neomi Warr Harvey on August 11, 1926 in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas. Officiating at service will be Bro. Don Lofton with interment at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Ms Cellars is survived by:

Sons: Jerry Tarver and wife Sue of Lufkin; Lynn Tarver and wife Kim; Ray Tarver and wife Nickie all of San Augustine

Daughters: Carolyn Sowell and husband James; Janice Bryan and husband Gaylon all of San Augustine

19 Grandchildren
3 Step-grandchildren
28 great-grandchildren
3 great-great-grandchildren

Sisters: Betty Nerrens of Lufkin; Margie Emerson of Nacogdoches
Brothers: Junior Harvey of Lufkin; Bernice Harvey of Lufkin
Daughters-in-law: Bonnie Tarver of San Augustine; Pat Tarver of Lufkin

Preceded in death by husbands Tome Tarver, Troy Strickland, Sam Cellars; sons Jimmy, Richard and Darrell; stepsons Buddy and Burl; infant daughter Jeanette Tarver; stepdaughter Marie "Mohe" Griggs.

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

Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Effie Bernice Warr Adams, 81, of Center, passed Thursday, October 7, 2010 at her home. She was born July 16, 1929 to Edgar Hooker Warr and Nell Mae Bridwell Warr. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who loved being surrounded by her family. She was a devout Christian who taught Sunday school for over fifty years at White Rock Missionary Baptist and Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church. One of her favorite pastimes was writing poetry and stories about her family and memorizing scripture. Her notations in her Bible are a collection of beautiful memories that will be treasured.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Johnson, Rev. Bobby Warr and Rev. E.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Jerryl Adams & wife Phyllis of Center
Mike Adams & wife Cathy of Center
Steve Adams & wife Jean of Nacogdoches
Randy Adams & wife Jeanne of Center
Mark Adams of Center
Kip Adams & wife Tracy of Center

Daughters:
Wanda Noles & husband Freddy of Carthage
Jana Ivy & husband Randy of Nacogdoches
Dana Fountain & husband Bert of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Cecil & husband Randy of Center
Melinda Adams of Dallas
Jerryl Adams, Jr. and wife Jennifer Paige of Dallas
Tammy Davis & husband Keith of Center
Brandy Stamps & husband Kirk of Center
Shannon Choate & husband Larry of Center
Misty Bowlin and husband Doug of Nacogdoches
Susan Neel & husband Eric of Nacogdoches
Brandy Akin & husband Nolan of Carthage
Nicole Esquino & husband Victor of Dallas
Brent Ivy of Dallas
Kesli Ivy of Houston
Kelli Ivy of Arizona
Michael Adams of Mt. Enterprise
Nathan Dean Adams of Dallas
Cord Fountain of San Augustine
Hanna Fountain of Center
Crystal Adams of Virginia
Taylor Adams of Center

20 Great Grandchildren, 3 precious great grandchildren on the way, and 1 great great grandchild

Also Numerous nieces and nephews

Siblings:
Jane Cupit & husband Vernon of Nacogdoches
Royce Warr & wife Bonnie of Pineland
Dale Warr & wife Emily of San Augustine

Sister-in-Law, Inez Davis of West Lake, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.H. & Nell Warr
Husband, George Fane Adams
Son, George Dean Adams
Grandsons, Timothy Adams and Justin Adams
Sister, Sarah Marie Finn

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ms Adams' name, to the Mt. Herman MBC building fund, 670 CR 1190 Center, Texas 75935.

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

Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmie Bryon Rowe, 82 of Old Center, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rowe died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home in Old Center.


Mr. Jimmie Byron Rowe was born December 22, 1927 in Old Center, Texas to the marriage of Henry H. and Fanny Oates Rowe. He graduated from Tenaha High School and studied at Panola Junior College and Northwestern University of Shreveport. He served his country in the United States Army. Bryon later married Camille Walker on January 8, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana and celebrated 56 years and 8 months together. Mr. Rowe worked for BF Goodrich after moving to Shreveport and built his career as a business man working in automotive sales, real estate, and rental companies. In the early 1970’s, Mr. Rowe organized and produced an event at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport honoring Pappy Covington, the veteran country western music promoter, and launched the ArkLaTex Hayride.

After returning to Texas in 1986, Mr. Rowe became involved with community organizations, serving on the Cemetery Board of Old Center Baptist Church. He was the founder and president of the Old Center Water Supply, the community owned water company, providing water to the residents of Old Center. In his retirement, he continued to work in entrepreneurial efforts around the Carthage and Marshall area. His desire to serve the community, lead him to campaign for the office of Panola County Commissioner. 

Mr. Rowe was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004 and was cared for by his wife, Camille in their home until he passed away.

Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife, Camille Rowe of Old Center; daughters, Jeaneann Ferguson, Pam Galloway and husband Robert and Donna Thompson and husband Rob; grandchildren, Leighanna and Colin Cumbie, Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Matthew Thompson, Luke Thompson, Amy and Greg Ross; great grandchildren, Carter and Coleman Ross; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The Family requests that memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s association.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Luke Thompson, Matt Thompson, Greg Ross and Colin Cumbie.

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


10/06/2010

Funeral services for Iris McCauley Shepherd, age 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 09, 2010, at First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Jean Farraro, Rev. Preston Vickrey, and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Shepherd passed away October 5, 2010, in Timpson.

Born June 29, 1923, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas, Iris McCauley Shepherd was the daughter of the late Druery McCauley and Thelma Lucille (Tyer) McCauley. In 1939, Iris married Clarence Oneal Shepherd, and they moved to Port Arthur, TX, and were blessed with 60 years of marriage until his death in January, 2000. While raising her family in Port Arthur, Iris was also active in the Methodist Church, the Texas Home Demonstration Club, and a knitting club. Iris sold cosmetics, was an avid shell collector, and a member of the American Begonia Society which named a begonia for her – the B. ‘Iris Shepherd’.

Survivors include her children: David Shepherd and wife Cathy of Kerrville, TX, Robert Shepherd of Durango, Colorado, Rebecca Kenton Judge and husband John of Dripping Springs, TX, and Dan Shepherd and wife Pam of Timpson; sister Helen Billingsley and husband David of Timpson; grandchildren: Sarah Key, Seth Kenton, Adam Kenton, Matthew Kenton, and Megan Shepherd; niece Suzanne Layman; and nephew Rodney Ferguson. Iris was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clarence Oneal Shepherd.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:-00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Timpson Ministerial Alliance Food Bank, P. O. Box 488, Timpson, TX 75975. 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


Graveside service for Mrs. Ola Mae Nichols O'Pry, 97, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Mike Harbor officiating.

Mrs. O'Pry died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 3, 1912, in Madisonville, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 8-6 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


10/05/2010

Wilma Jean Nelson, age 83, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Seabrook,Texas. She was born to E.E. Sharpton and Edrie Ethel (Brown) Sharpton in San Augustine County, Texas. She had lived in the Houston, Texas area since 1948. She graduated from San Augustine High School in the Class of 1944. She married Frank Duke Nelson in April of 1946. She was a longtime employee of K-Mart, and was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. C.R. Sharpton officiating and burial following in Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Her survivors include: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Linda Kay and her husband, Fred A. Huber, Sr. of Seabrook, Texas; her grandchildren: Fred Huber, Jr. Jason R. Blunt, Donnelle Smith and Susan Parish, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.E. and Edrie Ethel Sharpton; husband, Frank D. Nelson, brother, Bobby G. Sharpton.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, October 5, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Michael Parish, Jason Blunt, Fred Huber, Jr., Jimmy L. Sharpton, Michael Sharpton and Jared Vallejo.

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


Mrs. Vernell Hughes Keller, 84, of San Augustine, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 5, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

Vernell was born to Martha (Griffith) Hughes and Manuel Hughes on June 22, 1926, in Damascus, Arkansas. She married Lee Roy Keller on August 7, 1943. She a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a loving friend to all of whom she had acquaintances. Vernell was a Pentecostal Preacher. She served as Assistant Pastor to the former Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of San Augustine, Audrey Robinson for over 25 years.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Bro. Michael Dickerson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday evening, October 7, 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: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Grady Keller and his wife, Sherrie of Broaddus; Daughters and Son-in-law: Wanda Giffen and her husband, Rod Giffen of Haughton, Lousiana; Janice Miller of San Augustine; Son-in-Law: Durwood Hooper and his wife, Shirley Hooper of San Augustine. 6 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchilden, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by 3 nephews, 6 neices, a Sister-in-law: Irene Hughes, and a host of friends and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Keller, and a daughter, Martha Hooper.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hooper, Jared Miller, Cody Miller, Stacy Hooper, Brian Hooper and Clay Pickard

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


Dora Gene Graham, 57, of Tyler, passed Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born November 30, 1952 in Terrell to William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harry Lewis Graham of Tyler

Sons:
Robert Eddins, Jr. & wife Anita of Center
Kevin Eddins of Tyler

Daughters:
Michelle Rushing of Tyler
Matishia McDaniel of Tyler

Granddaughter, Ashley Gatlin of Center

Grandsons:
Ryan Eddins of Center
Joshua Eddins of Center

Great Grandson, Levi Ivey of Center

Sisters:
Linda Sue Wieland of Kaufman
Shirley Ann Morales & husband Victor of Alvin
Billie White of Zavalla
Betty Hill of Shepherd

Brothers:
Donnie Campbell & wife Cynthia of Shepherd
William Vernon Campbell, Jr. & wife Patricia of Kountze

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Special friends, Linda & Ricky Rodgers

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell

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


Marian Frances Booth, 74, of Joaquin, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at her home. She was born Match 30, 1936 in Socorro, New Mexico to Geoffrey & Rosella Essary. Mrs. Booth was a songwriter and poet and loved to quilt.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnnie W. Booth of Joaquin

Sons: 
Roderich Field of Georgia 
Frank Booth & wife Candie of Newton

Daughters:
Susan Field of San Antonio
Cherri Dodd & husband Roger of Colorado

GrandChildren:
Marie Schumacher, Clara Field, Robert Field, Heather Dodd, Shannon Booth and Justin Booth

Four Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Rosella Parker of San Antonio
Elsie Wilford of San Antonio

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


Willie Dee Dockens, 83, of Center, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born May 6, 1927 in Patroon to David Ney Elliot and Will Lee Windham Elliott. Ms. Dockens was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in CEnter. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Waton & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kris Dockens, Richard Jones, Kevin Dockens, Dwayne Dockens, Jimmy May and Luke Garrett.

She is survived by:

Son, Harold Dockens & wife Janet of Joaquin

Daughter, Margie Garrett & husband Randy of Joaquin

Fourteen Grandchildren

Twenty-Nine Great Grandchildren

Sister, Bernice Wilburn of San Augustine

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


10/04/2010

Willie Marland Lout, aged 70, of Metairie, Louisiana passed away October 1, 2010. He was the son of the late Willie and Vada Collins Lout of Center. He was a long time resident of Slidell and a native of Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2 pm at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, with Rev. Gary collins, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 12:00 pm until funeral time. Donations may be made to Canon Hospice, 1221 South Clearview Parkway 4, Jefferson, LA 71132 or Alzheimer's Foundation preferred in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by wife, Eloise Colmer Lout; son, Marland Lout and wife Linda; daughter, Robin Lout Strahn and husband Joey. Brother, David Lout of Denham Springs, LA and sister, Charlsie O'Neal of Biloxi, Mississippi. Also survived by 3 grandchildren: Nicholas Lout, Joel Strahan and Sydney Strahan.

Mr. Lout retired as a Department Store Manager, after 30 years for Beall-Ladymon. Upon his retirement from Beall's, he went to work as a Sales Representative for Langenberg and Bailey Hat Co. He was a school bus aid for St. Tammany Parish School Board for 5 years. He attended Panola College in Carthage, TX. Mr. Lout was a former President of the Slidell Chamber of Commerce and Slidell Rotary Club, also Recipient of the "Phil Harris Award", Charter member of the Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321 B.P.O.E., Krewe de la Boutte Dominique for 35 years serving as King and President in 1980-1981. Slidell Civil Service Board, and numberous other community services and charities. He was an avid Louisiana Sportsman.


10/03/2010

Russell Lynch, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away Friday afternoon, October 1, 2010, at his residence after a illness. He was born in San Augustine on March 26, 1921, to the late Charles and Betsy (Lewis) Lynch.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Augustine. He had worked all his life up until retirement as a pipeline welder, serving many times as a foreman on different jobs. He was a much loved husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lillian (Dean) Lynch of San Augustine; daughters Elizabth McCauley and husband Larry of San Augustine, Carlyon House of San Augustine; son Charles Henry Lynch and wife Velda of Opelousas, Louisiana; grandchildren Charlie & Tammy Lynch, Lori and Stewart Speyer, Crystal & Jeremy Ponder, Megan & Steve Tornburgh, Willie Sanders and Lendy Sanders; great-grandchildren Kayden, Katie, Amelia, AnnMarie, Myles and Nyah.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandson David Andrew Sanders, along with 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the San Augustine Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Doris E. Roberts, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away early Saturday morning at Memorial Health System in San Augustine.

Doris was born on September 3, 1921, to Carrie (Hines) Baggett and Thomas Baggett in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a retired Registered Nurse, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Burl McBride III. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 12 Noon at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home until the Graveside Services.

Her survivors include: Nieces and Nephews: Larry Epps, Charlotte Ervin, Mike Baggett, Connie Carr, Coy Baggett, Wanda Allen and Jeanette Woods.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Roberts

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia, San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


10/01/2010

A funeral service for Robert Earl "Bob" Dean, 75, of Nacogdoches County, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with David Alders, Dale Morton, and Bro. Bailey Alders officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.

Mr. Dean passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Dean was born July, 29, 1935, in a log cabin in Waterman, Texas, Shelby County, to the late L.D. and Velma Dean.

Robert owned and operated The Peanut Shack in University Mall for 26 years. He was also the owner of Peanut Shacks in Palestine and Marshall, Texas. Robert Earl was also a Pilgram’s Pride poultry farm owner and operator for over 35 years. He was retired from NIBCO Inc. after 31 years where he served as Personnel Director. Robert loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting and digging in his vegetable and flower gardens. He touched many lives with his sense of humor and caring ways, as was witnessed by the many friends who came to say so during his illness and declared he was “a good man.”

His family, wife, children, and grandchildren thought he was “the greatest.”

Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Janie Burch Dean; daughters, Jan Carnley and husband Kent, Karen Patterson and husband Mark, and (more than a daughter-in-law) Annie Dean, wife of the Dean’s beloved son, Greg, who preceded Mr. Dean in death, March 20, 2008. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Dean and Carolyn Patterson and husband Ellis and Annette Mueller.

He was the beloved “Pa Daddy” to his eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Jodi Penrod and husband Matt, Jaime Garcia and husband Steve, Jay Kent Carnley and wife Alyssa, Kaleb Carnley and wife Ashley, Kyle Carnley, Kali Carnley, John Kyle Carnley, Johnathan Patterson, Evie, Alex and Kate Dean; and great-grandchildren: Eathan, Colin, Kyla Segura and Kenna Penrod, Ashton Carnley, Tatym Carnley, Bella Carnley and Zander Garcia.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Dean’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will include Nolan Alders, Dell Waggoner, Elbert Roark, David Roark, Robert Holt, Robert Boucher, Nathan Alders, and his NIBCO co-workers.

Memorial donations may be offered to Regents Academy, 200 N.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or to the charity of your choice.

The Dean family would like to express appreciation to Dr. Richard Baker for his extraordinary care and to the nurses and aides at Memorial Hospital who became like family with their love and compassion.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


 

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09/30/2010

Infant Nathaniel Eric Hoelscher, 13 days, was born on Monday, September 13, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and entered into rest on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nathaniel was born to Tiffany Danielle Hoelshcer of San Augustine, and David Christopher Driver of San Augustine; Other survivors include: Grandparents, Raymond (Redman) and Stephanie Hoelcher of San Augustine; Cynthia Kilburn of Nacogdoches and Joe Walker of Nacogdoches; Great-Grandparents: Ruth and Marlin Wiederhold of Dimebox, Texas and Evelyn and Don Komar of Deanville, Texas; Aunts: Crystal Hoelscher, Cortiny Straub, and Ashley Straub; Uncles: Hunter Holeshcer, Tre Straub, Daniel and Jodi Morgan, William and Crystal Knowles and Josh and Dayna Driver, along with numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating.

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


Mary Katherine Dry, 79, of Tyler, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Tyler. She was born August 31, 1922 in Shelbyville to Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris. Ms. Dry was a member of the First Assembly of God in Center and also The Tyler Metro Church in Tyler. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for everyone. She was a Godly, precious woman, and loved everyone with all her heart.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Mitchell, Clayton Boyd, Cameron Boyd, Dustin Jerrett, Heath Jerrett and Kenneth Dry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dry, Jr., David Dry, Jr., Robbie Jeter, Todd Jeter and J.M.Boyd.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Dry & wife Betty of Apple Springs
Mike Dry & wife Linda of Palestine

Grandsons:
Charlie Mitchell of Carthage
Rodney Boyd & wife Kimberly of Chandler
James Teslar & wife Michelle of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Daughter-in-Law, Jane Dry of Center

Sister, Jacqueline Crawford of Lufkin

Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris
Daughters, Betty Dry Mitchell and Sandra Lynn Stringer
Son, David Donald Dry

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


Linda Johnson Lout, 60 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at her home. She was born April 20, 1950 in Duluth, Minnesota to Melvin Johnson and Betty Brisk Johnson. Mrs. Lout was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Husband, Al Lout of Center

Son, Darrin Lout & wife Annie of Center

Daughter, Tanya Lout of Center

Grandchildren:
Shawna Nicole Lout
Kylie Marie Zapp
Britteny Michonski
Shelby Michonski
Matthew Michonski

Brother, Rodney Johnson & wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Special Friends:
Bobby Jenkins and Carol Peterson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Melvin Johnson & Betty Brisk Johnson
Grandson, Dalton Lout

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


09/28/2010

Larry W. Folsom, 53, of Hockley, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born April 26, 1957 in Cleburne to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Son, Jeremy Daniel Folsom & wife Kecia of Houston

Grandson, Landon Folsom of Houston

Granddaughter, Avery Folsom of Houston

Mother, Vastine L. Folsom of Center

Brothers:
James D. Folsom of Center
Daniel H. Folsom, Jr. of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano
Mary Spindor of Forth Worth

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.

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


Billy Bob Stone,  76, of Nederland, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010.  He was born June 5, 1934 in Joaquin to R. A. and Mildred Stone. Mr. Stone was a member of First Baptist Church in Nederland.  He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wayne McEwen officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Richard Bevins, David Worsham, Stevie Smith, Glen Harrison and Jimmy Glen Coulter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bolton, Levis Worsham, Larry Smith, Charlie Mullins, Ray Perez and Ronnie Stone.
He is survived by:
Wife, Faye Stone of Nederland

Sons:
Mark Stone & wife Cindy of Joaquin
Bruce Stone & wife Deziree of Port Arthur

Grandchildren:
Nathan Stone of Joaquin
Erin Stone of Joaquin
Amanda Stone of Port Arthur
Bradley Stone of Port Arthur
Colton Stone of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by:
Parents, R. A. and Mildred Stone

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Odyssey Hospice of Beaumont.  
Memorials may be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund at 6976 US 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Waymon Earl Gardner, 55 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.

Funeral service for Mr. Waymon Earl Gardner will be at 11am Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church, Shelbyville, Tx. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8pm on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Hicks Chapel, Center, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter, Lisa Whaley (Roderick)

Brother, Dewey Gardner

Sisters: Dorothy Cartwright, Dorothy McCollister, Darlene Gardner, & Annie Gardner

Special friend and Caregiver: Mildred Faye Byndom

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 M.L.K. Drive, Center, Texas.


Edward F. Wagner Jr. better known as “Buzz” was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 21, 1944 and passed away September 28, 2010. He lived all of his life in East Texas; first in Appleby, then Nacogdoches, Timpson, and later retired from Nibco of Texas after forty-one and half years of service and moved to Garrison. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Timpson and loved his church family with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward F. Wagner and his mother, Kathryn Holmes Wagner. 
His surviving relatives: his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Doris; three step-sons, Douglas Wayne Milford, Terry Leon Milford, Randy Carroll Milford and wife Lisa; grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Jo Beth and Arlen Pietsch; Marianne and Joe Ladd; Nellave and Charles Dominey; and Dorothy and Ray Patterson.

Sister-in-law: Jo Fleming and special friend, Kearsten Clark.

Nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Buzz was a lifetime member of Milam Masonic Lodge # 2, where he was a Past Master. He was a member of Garrison Lodge # 670. He was also a member of Timpson Lodge # 437 and was a past Master; four times. He was District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District 15, of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas A.M. & F. M. in 1994. He was the Charter Worthy Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter # 1144, a Past Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter #396, and Garrison Eastern Star Chapter # 192. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking for his family. 
Buzz loved life, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved his friends and community, and he will be greatly missed by many. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Visitation: First Baptist Church-Timpson, Thursday 6- 8 p.m.
Church Service: First Baptist Church- Timpson, Friday 10:00 a.m. 
Burial at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

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


Ruth P. McKinney, age 90, was born August 12, 1920, in Noble, Louisiana, to the late John G. and Maggie (Barber) Pugh. She entered into rest at the residence of her son in Friendswood, Texas, on September 25. 2010. 
Mrs. Mckinney was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of South Houston and was a member of the Eastern Star Post #315, serving as Past Worthy Matron from 1974 - 1975. Her daily life exemplified her love for the Lord.

She worked as a civil servant as an Administrative Secretary at the VA Hospital in Houston from 1947 until 1982. She loved traveling and doing many things with the ladies in the Eastern Star post. She was able to go to the Holy Land on one of her trips and to Hawaii on another. Her jokes and antidotes will be remembered as much as her smile.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. McKinney and wife Trisha G. of Friendswood; granddaughters Candace Ra McKinney of Friendswood and Angela Jo Lynch of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren Victoria Jade McKinney, Tyler Nathaniel Lynch and Adam Ryland Lynch, all of Clear Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Mack McKinney and 2 brothers Williard Pugh and W.J. Pugh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1:00 P.M. graveside at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday morning beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband in Liberty Hill Cemetery.


Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker was born December 17, 1922, the 4th and youngest child of Allen & Fannie Coussons Pou. She Was born at home in the Ramah Community near Tenaha in Shelby County TX. She left this earth on September 27, 2010, at her home in the East Beauregard Community. She was 87 years old. Mildred married Gordon Wisenbaker in 1940. She moved to Beauregard Parish in 1950 and spent the rest of her life here. She lived for many years in Ragley and in 1983 moved to the East Beauregard area.

Mildred was a loyal and active member of Gillis Baptist Church before moving to the East Beauregard area. After moving, she became and active member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had many loving friends. She was a loyal wife, a devoted mother and a generous and loving friend. She loved working crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was a fabulous cook, could memorize a recipe after seeing or hearing it once and enjoyed above all, sharing food with her family and friends.

She was married for 56 years before the death of her husband in 1996. She is survived by her 4 children: Pat Lilly & husband Steve of Sugar Land, TX, Ken Wisenbaker & wife Maude of Dry Creek, LA, Virginia Hebert of Moss Bluff, LA and Chris Wisenbaker & wife Lynn of DeRidder, LA; 3 granddaughters Kathleen Randall & Ellen Mitchell of Sugar Land, TX and Shawn Allen of Lake Charles, LA; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Pou of Orange, TX, a sister and her best friend, Grace McLaughlin of The Woodlands, TX, she is also survivbed by one brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Pou, a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist CHurch in DeRidder, Louisiana

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rod Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana


09/27/2010

Mr. Elton Porter, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Goodwin and Bro. M.D. Lamon officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 16, 1921 in Shelby County to Cliff and Suegene (Hughes) Porter. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Cliff and Suegene Porter, 2 Sisters, Wylma Whiteside and Bertie Jeans and Grandson, Shane Porter.

He is survived by Wife: Doris Porter of Center

Daughter: Janice Porter of Center

3 Sons:
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of Center
Randy Porter of Austin
Mark Porter of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Stacia Hammers & husband, Jerry of Gary
James Greggory Barbe & wife Cristina of Dallas
Monica Zimmerman & husband, Scott of Houston
Justin Porter & wife, Carissa of Center
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center

Great Grandchildren:
T.J. Magness 
Henry Porter Barbe
Kalyn Gilchrist & Jacob Zimmerman
Zoie & Gage Porter

Pallbearers: James Greggory Barbe, Justin Porter, Matt Porter,
Jon Porter, Samuel Porter, T.J. Magness and Jacob Zimmerman

In Lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Building Fund, 524 FM 2026, 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


James H. "Jack" Whitton, age 85, of Pineland, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

He was well known throughout Texas as a basketball coach and educator in the state's public school systems.

Coach Whitton was born Jan. 22, 1925, in San Augustine County, a son of the late Kirt Patrick Whitton and Eliza Hickman Whitton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. He and the former Ruth Jacks were married Aug. 20, 1955.

His early career was with small rural schools of Sabine County and in the 1950s he moved to Huntington where he took the reins of Huntington High School's Red Devils, making several trips to the state tournament in Austin and bringing home the championship. Upon leaving Huntington he moved to Seminole, Texas, for another succesful tenure coaching.

In 1961 when the Pineland and Bronson schools consolidated to form West Sabine High School, he returned to East Texas to serve as the first coach of the West Sabine Tigers. Success for the Tigers was immediate with an outstanding season and a trip to the state tournament. Though the Tigers didn't capture the championship the first year, they returned the next year and won the state champhionship. Years to come found the Tigers to be a team to be reckoned with by teams from much larger schools, including Houston area teams. Coach Whitton and the Tigers continued making trips to the state tourney and brought home champhionships throughout the 1960s.

After several years leading the West Sabine athletics, Whitton stepped up in 1969 to serve as principal of West Sabine High School. He continued to serve in this position and earning the respect of students, parents, colleagues, and the community until his retirement in 1985.

Following retirement, he had a brief stint as interim coach for Shelbyville High School.

Education, students, and youth were an important part of Coach Whitton's life. Also in retirement he served several years on the board of trustees for West Sabine Independent School District, including a tenure as president of the board. Community service was also important to Mr. Whitton, he served five years as a board member for Sabine County Hospital District, 1983-1988. He was an active member of Pineland Service Club which suports many community and school projects.

Returning to Sabine County when joining the W.S. faculty, Jack and Ruth made their home in the Centerview community near Pineland and reared their family there. Ruth helped guide many students as well, as a first grade teacher at West Sabine several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Whitton Jacks, on July 21, 2001, as well as his daughter, Rena RaNell "Ra" Whitton Rogers, and granddaughter, Jacy Ra, on May 30, 1991.

Jack was the last surviving child of the K.P. Whitton family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Benton, Charlie, and K.P. Jr.; and sisters, Yvonne Kingsley, Duetta Ogden, Zera Gary, Lena Smith, and Armatha Lane.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim D. and Sheila Whitton and Jon A. and Natalie Whitton, all of the Centerview community; five grandchildren, Rachel, Josh, Rebecca, Robyn, and Ragan; six great-grandchldren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Starr Funeral Home chapel in Hemphill. Interment will follow at the Whitton Family Cemetery in the Centerview community, Pineland.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Starr Funeral Home, 511 Starr Street in Hemphill, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.starrfuneralhome.com.


Bennie Hooper,  79, of Center, passed Sunday,September 26, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born October 24, 1930 in Panola County, Texas to Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Ephesus Bapist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 and 7:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson& Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Re. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mr.Hooper's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife, Billie Hooper of Center
Sons:
Ray Hooper & wife Rachel of Universal City
Michael Hooper & wife Teresa of Longview
Steve McQueen & wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise
Daughters:
Beth Golder & husband Douglas of Elysian Fields
Treva Jo Humphries & husband Mike of Golden
Cindy Alfred & husband Steve of Shreveport
Shelia Bozeman & husband Ricky of Carthage
Brenda McQueen Perez of Center
Sister, Vesta Bozeman of Center
Special Aunt, Dorothy Denton of Center
Twenty One Grandchildren and Twenty Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper
Son, Jody Hooper
Sisters, Ruby Johnson & her husband John and Carrie "T-bo" Cameron & her husband T.J.
Brother-in-Law, George LAVone Bozeman
Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Mr. & Mrs. A.E. "Buddy" Wagstaff

Memorials can be made to Ephesus Baptist Church, 10752 Hwy 87 South, Center, Texas 75935.


Shone Thomas Whitton, age 18, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born July 10, 1992 in Center, Texas to Kevin and Tammy Whitton.  Shone was a college student at TSTE in Marshall majoring as diesel engine mechanic.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Don Windham officiating, interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents: Kevin and Tammy Whitton of Center

Sister: Destiny Whitton of Center

Grandmothers:  Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin, Sylvia Owens of Cushing, Teresa Hailey of Lufkin

Great Grandmothers:  Lexa Whitton of Timpson, Essie Soape of Aiken

Aunt:  Pam Whitton of Joaquin

Uncles:  Gary Whitton and wife Brittany of Joaquin, Kenneth Whitton and wife Lauren of Conroe, Kenneth Redmon and wife Michellle of Center, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, KS, Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Aiken, Mike McSwain of Center

Special Cousins:  Brant Redmon of Center

Special Friend:  Justin Williams of Shelbyville

Girlfriend:  Stefanie Bell of Martinsville

Proceded in death by:  Grandfathers:  Roger Dale Whitton and Jerry Davis, Great Grandfather: T.J. Whitton, Aunt:  Carla McSwain.

Visitation will be held from 12 Noon - 8:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/24/2010

Welton Eugene Yarbrough, Sr. 72, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born May 5, 1938 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Yarbrough of Shelbyville

Daughter, Sara Kincel of Bronson

Son, Welton Yarbrough, Jr. & wife Tina of Apple Springs

Four Grandchildren:
Kristi Patina & husband Jimmy
Trey McElahney
Lee Kincel
Brook Kincel

One Great Grandchild:
Moses Patina

Also a number of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, a host of friends and Suzy his dog.

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


09/23/2010

Mayme Alice Bogard Watson, of Timpson, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Nacogdoches at the age of 95 years. She was born October 30, 1914 in Timpson, Texas. Mayme’s parents were John Cornelius Bogard and Alice Neuville Bogard, both of whom descend from early Shelby County families. After her graduation from Timpson High School, she attended college in Commerce before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1935. There she met her future husband, Orlan L. Watson. Mayme and Orlan married in 1938 and eventually settled in Baytown, Texas, where she taught first grade for 30 years and Orlan worked as a chemist. Upon retirement they moved to Timpson.

Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers: James Thompson Bogard, John C. Bogard, Jr. and Neuville Bogard, and sisters: Elizabeth Bogard Davis, Frances Bogard Garrett and Addie Belle Bogard May. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is particularly grateful for the steadfast and loving care provided to Mayme by her caregivers including Donna Woolf, Janis Ridgway, Pat Bowden, Frankie Newcomer, and Brooksie Bearden and a special friend and neighbor, Wilma Wheaton. They would like to thank Dr. B. H. Henderson and Dr. Richard Baker for their faithful and skillful services through the years.

The Rev. Rick Anderson will conduct Mayme’s funeral service at First Methodist Church in Timpson, Texas on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11 o’clock. The family will receive friends Monday morning at the church from 10 o’clock until the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial to the First Methodist Church or your favorite charity may be made.

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


Nira Ivada Hite, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born October 17, 1920 in Shelbyville to John Allen Sample and Sally Latham Sample. Ms Hite was a member of McCelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Host, Jeff Host, Maurice Tipton, Bobby Host, Kurt Minnick and Ted Nordin.

She is survived by:

Granddaughters:
Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston
Michelle Minnick & husband Kurt of Houston

Grandson, Maurice Tipton & wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Allie R. Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-Law:
Harlan F Adams of Center
O.F. "Butch" Adams of Shelbyville
James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 74 years, Dewitt Hite
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton
Son-in-Law, Bobby Tipton
Grandaughter, Lisa Marie Houchens
Grandson, Richard Tipton
Two sisters and four Brothers

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


Helen Rixie Campbell Goodwin, 97, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Lufkin, Texas.

Helen was born to Emma (Sones) Campbell and John Henry Campbell on August 11, 1913, in McNeil, Mississipi. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Graveside Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Sones Chapel Cemetery in McNeil, Mississippi.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Dr. W.H. Goodwin and Frankie of San Augustine; Sister: Ruth Campbell of San Augustine; Grandchildren: John Mark Goodwin, Eric Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Jodie Goodwin Evans, Jackie Goodwin, and Kristen Goodwin and 3 Great-Grandchildren; Daughters-in-Law: Johnnie Faye Goodwin of Baton Rouge, La. and Virgina Goodwin of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Goodwin; Sons: Dr. John W. Goodwin and Charles B. Goodwin.

There will visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, up until time of funeral service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Bobbie Jean Blount Boykins, 68, of Center died September 19, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:00 am at the East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, Shelbyville, TX. Services will be held by Rev. Curtis Archie of the East Liberty Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Kenneth James of Austin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Victor LaBouve, Booker LaBouve, Jerome Moore, Bernon Blount, Marcus Williams, Derrick Williams, Marcus Allen, Dedrick Brooks.

Bobbie, affectionately known as “Weedie”, was born November 14, 1941, in Center, Texas to John and Amanda Randle Blount. She was educated and reared in the East Liberty Community. She was a 1961 graduate of the East Liberty High School. She remained close with her classmates. She accepted Christ at an early age and continued as a member of the East Liberty Baptist Church. Son,Ronald, believed that Romans 5:3 “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,” detailed mom’s life.

Bobbie met and married Jim C. “Pudden” Boykins on October 23, 1969. To this union, two children were born, Ronald and Rashaka. She embraced marriage and motherhood to the fullest. She was no doubt one remarkable woman. “Mom taught us early in childhood that things were done her way. She wanted us to be respectful and educated. She gave my brother and me everything that she had to give,” son, Rashaka. She spent a lifetime preparing daily for her family. She embraced life in her own way and own her own terms. “She was in control until the very end,” Sister Alice Blount.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, J. C. Boykins of Center and her sons, Ronald Boykins & wife Veronica of Lavergne, TN and Rashaka Boykins of Austin, TX, and stepson, Joe Boykins & wife Edna of Shelbyville, granddaughter, Audashalon Boykins, grandson, Ronald Boykins II, her sisters Mary Suell & husband L.B. of Center, Wilda Gardner & husband Lucky of Center, Verna Williams of Houston, and Alice Blount of Houston along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She encountered several “special friends” in her life Melba Gann of Center and La Verne Bolton Daniel of Los Angeles, CA.

Special thanks from the Boykins family to the Taylor, Hughes, Miller, Powell, Warren, Harbison, Jones, Smith, and McSwain families.

Visitation will be held from 1:00pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/21/2010

Marie Johnson, 88, of Kilgore, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at The Willows Nursing Home in Kilgore. She was born December 26, 1921 in Panola County, Texas to Evert Dyson and Mable Ritter Dyson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by:
Husband, Herman Johnson of Kilgore
Daughters:
Donnith Helton & husband David of Bossier City, Louisiana
Brenda Haley & husband Bobby of Haughton, Louisiana
Sons:
Larry Cochran & wife Carolyn of Pearland
Herman Johnson, Jr. & wife Linda of Kilgore
Nine Grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Sister, Novis Hitt of Houston
Brother, Bertie Koonce of Timpson
Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mable Hardin
Father, Evert Dyson
Daughter, Joan Collins
Son-in-Law, David Collins
Grandson, Ashley Collins
Sister, Peggy Funderburke


Walter M. Warren, Jr. 84, of Center, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Joel McMahon officiaitng. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 6, 1925 in Shelby County to Walter Marvin Warren Sr. and Marguerite Jane (Crawford) Warren. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin & he was a member of the Center Noons Lions club. He was also an electrician in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Walter Marvin Warren, Sr. and Marquerite Jane (Crawford) Warren, Sister, Martha (Warren) O’Rear, Niece, Marsha Watson and 
Nephew, S.B. McSwain.

He is survived by:
Great Niece:
Tisha Watson of Center
Great Nephew:
Sean McSwain of Hong Knog

In Lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 or https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/.

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


09/20/2010

Johnny Alexander Sims, 39, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 5, 1971 in Center to Danny Lynn Sims and Celina Danley Sims.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Devlon Tarver, Cody Mabus, Robert Bailey, Glenn McVay, Trae Rushing, Richard Stinson, Randy Jordan and Earon Bailey.

He is survived by:
Mother, Celina Danley Sims of Center
Father, Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Brother, Clay Sims of Center
Sister, Kim Sims Barbee of Center
Aunts:
Virginia Danley of Center
Joyce Danley of Center
Uncle, Earnest Danley & wife Mary of Channelview
Nieces:
Laci Sims and Lauren Sims
Nephew:
Colton Sims and Cole Barbee
Also numerous cousins and other relatives
Special to Johnny’s heart, Penny Franklin of Nacogdoches and the girls, Amber, Jennifer, Madison and Hayley
Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.V. & Helen Danley, and Travis & Odell Sims


09/17/2010

Billie Faye Wiggins, 76 of Gallow Community of Panola County, Texas, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Billie Faye Wiggins was born June 21, 1934 in Shelby County, Texas to the marriage of Ellis and Viola Coyle Sholar. She attended Shelby County schools and Paxton schools. Mrs. Wiggins married Sidney Roger Wiggins on March 22, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. Billie was a proud life long member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ollis Sholar, sister, Lois Powdrill and grandson, Bradley Hall Wiggins.

The family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage, Texas with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Merrel McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Husband: Sidney Roger Wiggins of Galloway
Sons: Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary
Rickey Wiggins and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Daughter: Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport, LA
Brother: James E. “Top” Sholar and wife Wanda of Peddle, MS
Sister: Jean Reeves and husband Alzie of Galloway
Sister-in-law: Ethel Munn of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Miranda Wiggins of Logansport, Phillip Wiggins of Nacogdoches, Amy Durham and husband Harold of Logansport, Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport, Cierra Stephens of Logansport, Katlyn Stephens of Logansport
One Great Grandson: Eli Fields
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

The family request memorials be made to the Shriners or the American Cancer Society.

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Barbara J. Yates, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Center. She was born April 26, 1946 in Center to Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton. Mrs. Yates was a 29 year associate for Wal-Mart and had most recently been a Customer Service Manager. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm t 8:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:
Husband: Carroll Yates of Center
Sons: Michael Yates and wife Lupe of Nacogdoches; Jason Yates and wife Tina of Tyler
Grandchildren: John Laird and wife Sarah of Austin, Joni Laird of Nacogdoches, Kris Delarosa of Tyler, Benjamin Carroll Yates of Tyler
Sisters: Elaine Bradshaw of Center, Mary Layton and husband Richard of Joaquin
Special Aunt: Yvonne Henry of Huxley
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Special Friend, Linda Collins of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by: parents, Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/15/2010

Frances Clark, 80, of the Neuville Community, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 26, 1929 to Luther and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther & Evie Lena Wright, Husband, Bro. Henry J. Clark, Son, Rodney Ray Clark, Brothers and Sisters, Clark Wright, Norma Bass, Scotty Wright, Bruce Wright, Verline Barlow and Nell Williams.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Ronald J. and Norma J. Clark of Center

4 Grandchildren:
Ronald B. Clark & wife Kelli of Pasadena
Tiffany Gatlin & husband, William of Conroe
Catherine Renee Clark of Center
Sharon McIntosh & husband, Brian of Kansas City, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Ingersoll, Ashley Clark, Bobbie Roe, Erick Roe , Emily Grace Clark, Caleb McIntosh,Sean Gatlin.

Sister & Brother-in-law: Millie & Oren Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Orange

Brother-in-law: Brian Williams of Center

Uncle: Fred Askew of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Don Wright, David Wright, David Clark, Jimmy Clark, Al Barlow and John Ballard

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


Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Hammett Graves, age 81, of the Old Center Community in Panola County, Texas, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Old Center Cemetery with Rev. James Bradley officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha prior to the graveside service. Mrs. Graves passed away on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Mary Frances Hammett Graves was born on February 3, 1929, in Shreveport to Eldred and Mary Frances Gill Hammett. She graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mrs. Graves married June Iris Graves on January 18, 1947, in Marshall, Texas and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1997. She and Mr. Graves moved to the Old Center Community in 1962, from Deer Park, Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha where she served as the pianist for many years, was a member of the adult Sunday school class, and served on the administrative board. Mrs. Graves also played the piano at Old Center Baptist Church for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eldred Lynn Smith and Virginia Reichhardt; and one granddaughter, Amanda Fleming.

Mrs. Graves is survived by three daughters, Gail Fleming and husband David of the Woods Community, Susan Colman and husband David of Magnolia, and Patti Ballard and husband Bob of Old Center; two sisters-in-law, Jimmie Boland of Old Center and Lynda Schrank of Lufkin; four grandchildren, Regina Reese and husband Mike of Conroe, Brad Koonce and wife Michelle of Garrison, Trey Fleming and wife Amanda of the Woods Community, and J.D. Colman of Magnolia; nine great-grandchildren, Kelby, Keve, Kloe, Chance, and Morgan Koonce, Emily, Brandon, and Christopher Reese, and Rylee Fleming.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Men of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha and Ray Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha, POB 258, Tenaha, TX 75974.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


09/14/2010

Hazel Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1931 in Shelby County to Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans. Ms. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Brenda Acuna and husband Larry of Center
Sherry Nettles and husband David of Center

Brother, Billy Jeans and wife Laverne of Center

Grandchildren:
Tabitha Cooper and husband Vic of Huxley
Robert Tomlin of Henderson
Kevin Acuna of Center
Nichole Nettles and fiancé Mike Madison of Dallas
Jessica Nettles of Chireno
Jeremy Nettles of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Whitnee and Marissa Tomlin of Center
Britni, Cole and Cade Cooper of Huxley
Trinity Crocker of Chireno

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Nolan Jones
Parents, Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans
Brother, Hollis Jeans
Sister-in-Law, Jo Jeans

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


09/13/2010

Rev. Luster Melton, 99, of Center formerly of the Lone Cedar Community, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Lenard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 13, 1911 to Hiram B. and Mary Virginia (May) Melton. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Previously, he was a minister at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Hiram and Mary Melton, Wife, Tommie Melton, Brother, J.H. Melton and 2 Sisters, Lottie Swan & Lillie O’ Rear.

He is survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center

Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steve of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Shelli of Minden, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife, Melanie
Alan Farmer 
Ryan Melton & wife Joyce
Kyle Melton 
Andrew Rushing

Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer

Sister-in-law:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

Pallbearers:
Weldon English, Wayne Swan, Clifford Hamilton,
John Paul Lawson, Tommy Gray and Phil Worsham

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


09/09/2010

Tommye J. Grubbs, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 15, 1929 to Paul and Nina Mae (King) Duke. She graduated from Center High School in 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center where she was a member of the Martha Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Paul and Nina Duke and Husband, Richard Grubbs, Sr.

She is survived:
Husband: Charles “Chuck” Kreisel of Center

7 Children: Gary Grubbs of Center, Kelly Grubbs of Center, Paul Grubbs of Center, Richard Grubbs, Jr. & wife, Bobbie Ann of Center, Joy Austin & husband, James of Pasadena, Fred Grubbs of Center, Tammy Malek & husband, Cliff of Pasadena.

16 Grandchildren:
Michael Grubbs, Lou Chance, Allison Price, Amy Grubbs, Valerie Grubbs, Gina Seymour, Tina Amburn, Sandi Shahan, Tiffany Radney, Joshua Thigpen, Angela Austin, Amanda Dailey, Danielle Malek, Kent Seiver, Elizabeth “Lizze” Malek and Isaiah Grubbs

15 Great Grandchildren

Special Relatives & Friends: 
Pat Grubbs of Chandler, Arizona
Gi Gi Rodriguez of Euless
Fay Smith of Bronson
Mary Lou Adams of Center
Clara Bell Duke
Dorothy Swor of Huntington
Wilma Battle of Nacogdoches 
Virgil & Ruth Ann Duke
Cindy McKantz

Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Grubbs, Kelly Grubbs, Paul Grubbs,
Richard Grubbs, Jr., Fred Grubbs and Cliff Malek

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


09/08/2010

Elwood Kay, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born January 10, 1922 in Shelby County to Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay. Mr. Kay was a member of Toledo Bend Missionary Baptist Church and worked for the US Forest Service from 1951-1978. He also served in the Navy from 1942-1946 on the USS Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margaret Kay of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Sherrie Bowers & husband Bill of Rodessa, Louisiana
Deborah Morgan of Shawnee, Oklahoma
Kim Kay of Longview

Grandchildren: 
Brandon Fort of Shreveport, Louisiana
Michelle Greer & husband James of Keithville, Louisiana
Kilie Mason & husband Ryan of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Codie Buchheit & husband Matt of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Jesse, Aaron, Nikki, Keegan, Danielle, Caleb, and Rex

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay
Brothers, Fred Kay, Russell Kay and Atwood Kay
Sister, Katherine Bailey

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


Katie Marie Dean, 22, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. She was born October 20, 1987 in Nacogdoches to Sheldon Gene Folsom and Penny DeFrates Folsom. Katie was a mother and homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chant Clark, Chad Taylor, Nathan Hathorn, Wayne Folsom, Wayne Taylor, Jr., Cody Folsom, and Colin Clark.

She is survived by:

Husband, Michael Dean of Center
Daughter, Georgie Grace Dean of Center
Mother, Penny Folsom of Center
Father, Gene Folsom of Center

Brother, David Rohrenback & wife Kenna of Kansas

Sisters: Jenifer Williams & husband Sterlin of Center
Misty Johnston of Baytown

Grandmother, Laverne Folsom of Center

Father-in-Law, Randy Dean of Huxley

Grandfather-in-Law, Bib Dean & wife Loretta of Shelbyville

Special Fathers-in-Law:
Blain Clark of Center
Wayne Taylor of Joaquin

Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law:
Wayne Taylor, Jr. & wife Chasity of Joaquin
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Joaquin
Chad Taylor & wife April of Joaquin

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

Special Friend, Tena Moragas of Center

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


09/07/2010

Rickie David Wigington, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at his home. He was born January 18, 1955 in Texas City to Lester and Oleta Wigington.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lonnie Belrose officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pam Wigington of Center

Sons:
Johni Wigington & wife Stacy of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Jim Wigington of California
Jason Wigington & wife Gina “Bean” of California

Grandchildren:
Jacob, Cami, Darbi, Hailey, jess, Kate & Hunter

Sisters:
Shelby Walters
Regina Tipps
Ava Milby & husband Gary
Brenda Caldera & husband Donnie

Also many nieces, nephews who loved him deeply

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lester & Oleta Wigington
Brothers, Larry Wigington & Jerry Wigington
Sisters, Kay Powers, Carolyn Cook and Judy Little

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


Mr. Artis Codell Britton died Monday, September 6, 2010. Mr. Britton was born December 27, 1921 in Texas to the marriage of John Offie and Vinnie Falwell Britton. Mr. Britton married Quida Faye Davis February 21, 1942 and celebrated 58 years together before she preceded him in death April 1, 2000. Cordell later served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on February 28, 1945 by destroying the enemy gun crew with a hand grenade. Sgt. Britton’s devotion and duty enabled his squad to resume its advance and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. After the war, Cordell worked for Trail-Mo-Bill for 27 years and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always had a smile on his face for everyone. Mr. Britton was a long time member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Realous Britton, Leander Cleveland Britton, Elvin Turner Britton and Leonard Britton; sisters, Zeravell Keith, Beatrice Atkerson and Eloise Nix.

Survivors: Son: Lindy Cordell Britton and wife Linda of Longbranch
Daughter: Betty Lou Britton Atkerson and husband Roger of Longbranch
Grandchildren: Brandi Lynne Britton Reed
Kimberly Ann Atkerson Brady
Timothy Lynn Atkerson
Mark Allen Atkerson
Great Grandchildren:
Baylor Joe Reed, Baylee Kay Reed, Scott Thomas Brady, Amber Christine Atkerson, Madeline Ann Atkerson 
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Pat Jones, Jerry Davis, Dean Jones, Troy Davis, Bobby Reed and Joe Dean Britton
Honorary Pallbearers: O.J. Britton
The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to: Clayton Fire Department

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


09/06/2010

Mary Jane Harvey Coody, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born October 23, 1954 in Beckville to Jim Bob Harvey and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey. Ms. Coody was a loving mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Williams, Ronnie Bright, Danny Harvey, John Weir, Chris Hunsley and Steven Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Day’rien Williams, Randy Simmons, Bobby Joe Harvey and Kenny Bright.

She is survived by:

Son, Michael Wayne Harvey of Center

Daughters;
Jamie Lynn Tarver of Center
Melissa Ann Chevalier of Jacksonville, Florida
Angela Lynn Hughes of Center
Susan Rene’ Hughes of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Okemia Harvey, Michael “MJ” Harvey, Brianna Chevalier, William Skinner, David Skinner, Elizabeth Jordan,
Jason Jordan Jr., Kathleen “Taylor” Hughes, David Hughes Jr., Diana Valencia, Cristian Valencia, Adrianna Taylor,
Darian Hughes, Daleya Hughes, Odonteis “Quary” Green Jr.

Brothers;
Jay Carl Harvey of Center
Everett Earl Harvey of Amarillo
Bob “Bobby” Harvey of Center

Sisters;
Joann Jordan of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Way Weir of Wells
Linda Ruth Harvey of Center
Sherry Martin of Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Bob and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey
Husband, Ben Edward Coody
Son, Baby Boy Livingston
Sisters; Billie Ruth Forrest, Jo Dale Harvey and Alice Faye Wingate
Nephews; Jonathon Forrest, Michael “Scooter” Wingate and Derrick Pina
Nieces; Wendy Nicole Harvey and Hope Harvey

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


Wayland E. Taylor, Jr., 63, of Center passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service for Mr. Wayland Taylor will be held on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00pm at Holiday Nursing Center.

He was born March 14, 1947 in Monroe, LA to Wayland E. Taylor, Sr. and Erma Williams Taylor.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary E. Taylor of Center
Sisters:
Erma Scarborough of Springdale, Ark
Elaine Morris of Porter
Brother: Orville Taylor of Porter
Lester Taylor of Houston
Brother-in-law:
W.A. Cockrell of Copperas Cove, Texas

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


Lena Maurine Gibbs, 96 of DeBerry, Texas passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home in DeBerry. Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment will follow at DeBerry Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Monday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family request memorials be made to DeBerry Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Hardee, P.O. Box 251, DeBerry, Texas 75639 or Heartsway Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

 


Mrs. Lena Maurine Gibbs was born October 16, 1913 in Center, Shelby County, Texas to Ernest and Pearl Mull Wicker. Mrs. Gibbs attended Shelby County schools. She met and later married Pete Gibbs on June 6, 1931 in Logansport, LA and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1980. A homemaker, Mrs. Gibbs enjoyed quilting and playing 42 with her church family. She was a devoted longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Eugene Wicker; son, Arthur Gibbs, grandson, Johnny Ray Hardee and son-in-law; Ray Hardee.

Survivors include:
Sons: Jimmy Robert Gibbs, Sr of DeBerry
Basel Gibbs and wife Doris of Deadwood
Daughter: Dorothy Hardee of DeBerry
Daughter-in-law: Margie Gibbs of DeBerry
11 Grandchildren
Numerous great Grandchildren
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Steve LeGrand, Doug Lawhorne, David Futrell, Paul Gibbs, Jr., Winston Horton, Troy Davis and Jimmy Gibbs, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Cliff Yount and Floyd Jeffress

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/05/2010

Ozroe Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Pleasant Springs Health Care Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 2, 1918 to Jess O. and IT (Williams) Bush. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served in the US Army during WWII. He served as the Shelby County Judge from 1951-1954 and was the Shelby County Treasurer from 1947-1951. Ozroe was also a poultry farmer in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jess and IT Bush, Sister, Thelma Langley and Brother, Ray Bush.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Juanita Bush of Center
2 Daughters: 
Carolyn Golden of Center
Connie Stewart & husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant
Grandchildren:
Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, OK
DeAnn Jonte’ & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Golden of San Antonio
Ty Abston & wife, Anne of Mt. Pleasant
Great Grandchildren:
Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, OK
Taylor Anne & Tanner Abston of Mt. Pleasant
Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, KY
Sister: 
Fay McSwain Allen of Center
Brother-in-law:
Henry D. Franks of Jacinto City, Texas
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
J.D. Franks, Kerry Franks, Clay Thompson, Chris Deininger, Jay Jonte’
Pat Franks, Ray Jackson and Matt Perkins

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


09/03/2010

Ronald Ballard, 64 of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010 in Longview, Texas. Services were held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 5, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Interment followed at Old Center Cemetery.

Mr. Ronald Dwayne Ballard was born February 2, 1946 in the Old Center Community to the marriage of Lecester and Billie Ruth Graves Ballard. One of three boys, Ronald attended Carthage schools and graduated with the class of 1964. He married Sandra Kay Crawford July 25, 1970 and they celebrated 40 years together. Mr. Ballard devoted 15 years to Carthage High School where he was the Agriculture and DECA teacher. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing and was also interested in forestry and timber. Mr. Ballard was a proud member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Survivors include: 
Loving wife: Sandra Ballard of Tenaha
Son: Gregory Ballard of Boston, MA
Daughter: Heather Chiniara and husband A.J. of Frisco
Brothers: Lanny Ware and wife Sherry of Old Center
Larry Ware of Flint
Grandchildren: Savannah and Chloe Chiniara of Frisco
Other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Deacons of First Baptist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/02/2010

Funeral services for Sandra Jean (Anderson) Goodrum will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 04, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Goodrum passed away Thursday, September 02, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born November 24, 1943, in Houston, TX, Sandra Goodrum was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lillian (York) Anderson. Sandra married Luther Goodrum, and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son Rick Goodrum and wife Tera of Highlands, TX, and 4 grandchildren: Amanda Goodrum of Crosby, TX, and Travis, Tyler, and Ryan Goodrum, all of Highlands, TX. In addition to her parents and husband Luther Goodrum, Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Bobby Anderson.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 03, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. 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.


A Homegoing Celebration in Honor of the Life of Sister Georgia B. Brown will take place on Saturday September 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Iron Whell Baptist Church with Rev. James A. Ervin Serving at the Eulogist. Burial will take place in the Westview Cemetery in Center, TX. Mrs. Brown was born on August 23, 1938. On September 1, 2010 Mrs. Brown passed away. She was employed for numerous years with the Nacogdoches ISD. Sister Brown is survived by her husband L.B. Brown of Nacogdoches, TX; 7 Children, Mable A. (Ricky) Lane, Roy Denard (Jackie) Casey, David Renard Casey (Lona) Smith, Winnie Renell Casey Small, Marilyn DeAnne Brown Roberts, Karson Cheris Brown, Essie Marie Brown (Byron) Daniels. 30 Grandchildren and 50 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings Prince Robert E. Dixon (Leonora) of Houston, TX; Rev. Ray Dixon (Everlee) of Mansfield, Louisiana and Oneal and Lucille Jones of Garrison, TX.

Visitation will begin on Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:00 Noon until 8:00 P.M. Final and Sacred Services are entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home Nacogdoches, Texas "Where The Family Comes First"


Funeral Services for Mr. Boyd Foster Lewis, 91, will be Saturday, September 4, 2010 @ Union Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise, Tx. @ 1:00p.m. Burial at Union Springs Cemetery. Mr Boyd Foster Lewis died at Rock Haven Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Tx.

Survivors: (3) Daughters:
Carolyn Douglas, Lizzie B. Lewis, & Ellen Lewis Tucson, AZ
(5) Sons) William (Big Boy) Lewis, H.B. (Luann) Lewis, Eltroy Lewis, Jefferson Lewis ,& Warren Lewis
Sister: Annabelle Starling, Mt Enterprise, Tx.
Brothers (2): John L. Lewis, Nacogdoches, & Percy Lewis, Galveston, Tx.


 

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01/30/2012

Funeral Services for Mr. Maurice Tibbs, 86 of Center, Texas, will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at St. John Baptist Church at 11:00am, Rev. Winston Kibbles, Officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Mr. Tibbs died January 31, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center.

He was survived by: 

Daughters: 
Velma Korbel (Kip) of Andover, Minnesota
Genera Arnsworth of Nacogdoches, Texas
Sharon “Deann” Tibbs, of Center, Texas
Rita Malone of Center, Texas, 
Lori Moore (Chris) of Center, Texas 

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, February 3, 2012, from 6p-8p.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucille Gaddis, 84 of the James Community, will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Services will be at Loop 500 Church of Christ with Bro. Vernon Robinson, officiating. Mrs. Lucille Gaddis died Sunday January 29, 2012 at her home. 

She is survived by: 
Daughter Linda Lee Hubbard and husband Randy of Center, Texas.

Sons: 
Calvin Gaddis Jr. and wife Angie of Center, Texas,
Charles Ray Gaddis and wife Karla of Alto, Texas
Leonard Earl Gaddis and wife Becky of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Billy Ray Mosley and wife Corene Tyler, Texas

Sister: Inez Gaddis of Center, Texas. 

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.


Carl Smith Burrows, Jr. of Waco, Texas passed away Friday, November 18, 2011. He was 87 years old. A memorial service will be held at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday February, 4, 2012, at 2:00 in the afternoon.

Carl was born January 15, 1924 to the late Judge Carl S. Burrows, Sr. and Agnes Lowery Burrows in Nacogdoches, Texas. Carl attended Nacogdoches High School and served in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean conflict. Upon completing his service to his country, Carl entered into the banking profession and worked as a banker most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Peggy Morris Burrows; his parents, Judge and Mrs. Carl S. Burrows, Sr. and a brother Erwin Earl “Bubba” Burrows.

He is survived by one brother, Don Burrows, Sr. of Timpson, Texas; one brother-in-law, Dr. William T. Morris of Beaumont, Texas; seven nieces: Ann Emmert of Bastrop, Texas, Lezly Seijas of New York, New Yourk, Lila Kay Parker of Ft. Worth, Texas, Cindy Burrows Cappa of Santa Fe, Texas, Jana Burrows of Nacogdoches, Texas; Kay Burrows of League City, Texas, and Terri Burrows Hudman of Timpson Texas; and two nephews, Dr. John L. Baker of Waco and Don T. Burrows, Jr. of League City, Texas.

Carl’s family wishes to thank Quality Care of Waco for their compassionate care the last several months. We would also like to thank Linda and Dr. John Baker who have done so much in caring for Carl during the last few years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Nacogdoches Rotary Club.

Laird Funeral Home, 2116 South St., Nacogdoches, TX 75964, is in charge of memorial service arrangements.


Funeral services for Mr. Walter Scott Sparks, age 40, of Bossier City, LA, formerly of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Maxie Sparks and Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at County Line Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Sparks passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Shreveport, LA.

Walter Scott Sparks was born on Aug. 6, 1971, in Longview, TX to Walter Stephen and Tony Ann Rogers Sparks. Scott graduated from White Oak High School with the class of 1990 and attended Kilgore College where he played football. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1991, and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1995. Scott was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was presently enrolled at ICDC College where he was studying Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Scott loved hunting, fishing, guns, and riding motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Benny Rogers and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Novie Sparks.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his father, Walter Sparks and wife Vicky of Carthage; his mother, Tony Thompson and husband Donald of Henderson; two sons, Colton Sparks of South Berwick, Maine and Jordan Snyder of Kilgore; his maternal grandmother, Clara Rogers of Union Grove; three brothers, Matt Sparks and wife Abby of Carthage, James David Griffin, III and wife Katriana of Liberty City, and Jeremy Thompson of Cornelius, NC; two sisters, Nicky Sparks Young and husband Morgan of Carthage and Melanie Cash and husband Cam of Austin. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Scott.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Schroeder, Shane Colston, Roger Davidson, Brad McKinney, Monty “Gunny” Wiltrout, Mike “Neutral” Graves, Bobby “Scooter” Torbert, and Edward “Satch” Sanchez.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are The Marine’s Motorcycle Club.

If desired, memorials may be made to the County Line Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Roger Atkerson, 269 CR 190, Long Branch, TX 75669.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Mr. H.C. "Mac" McQueen was born January 5, 1931, in Pt. Arthur, Texas to the late Other McQueen and Zelma Miller. He entered into rest in Nacogdoches, Texas on January 27, 2012, attaining the age of 81 years and 22 days.

Mr. McQueen served for over 19 years in U. S. Navy including service in the Cuban Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam. Mac also served on USS Iwo Jima and USS Bexar. He was a BM 1 E6. Following his retirement in 1967, Mac moved to East Texas where he would be a 40 year resident of San Augustine and a retiree of the United States Postal Service. During his residency, he met and later married his wife of over 36 years, Dixie (Arnold) McQueen. Mac enjoyed anything outdoors from fishing and hunting to having cookouts with his family. In his later years, he enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast.

Mac is Survived by his children: Steve McQueen and wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise; Sheila Bozeman and husband Ricky of Carthage; Brenda Perez of Center; James Litzmann and wife Zelma of Huntsville. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jeri Burgess and husband Brandon of Carthage; Jeremy Bozeman and wife Bonnie of Marshall, Matthew Bozeman of Nacogdoches; Bradley White of Center; Stephanie Gerhardt and husband Matt of Richardson; Jennifer Drane and husband Kris of Huntsville; Amanda Crocker and husband Mark of Denton. Mac also has an extended family of great-grandchildren: Jaxon Burgess, Alyassa White, Alexis White, Jenna Drane, Kelsey Drane, Charlie Drane and Taylor Crocker.

Mr. McQueen was preceded in death by his wife Dixie McQueen in 2008.

Funeral services will he held Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Br. Kirby Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972


01/27/2012

Vorice Clark, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born December 27, 1924 in Center to Jim Byrd and Sudie Golden Byrd. Mrs. Clark was employed as a waitress at Lake Country Inn, where she retired after fourteen years of service. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Naron, Josh Parrott, John Naron, Ronnie Clark, Cody Clark and Judd Clark.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Gloria Denum and husband James of Lufkin

Daughter-in-law, Jeannie Clark of Center

Grandsons:
Cody Clark of Center
Judd Clark and wife, Megan of Brownsboro

Granddaughter, Diedra Naron and husband Johnny of Pollok

Great Grandsons:
John Naron of Pollok
Lane Clark of Brownsboro

Great Granddaughter, Amber Parrott and husband Josh of Pollok

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Burk Clark
Son, James Clark

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


01/26/2012

Graveside service for Selma Goolsby Cowan, 92, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2012, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Ms. Cowan passed away January 26, 2012, in Garrison, Texas.

Born January 21, 1920, in Timpson, TX, Selma Goolsby Cowan was the daughter of the late Susie (Childs) and Lloyd B. Goolsby. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson. Selma had been employed as a secretary and retail clerk and was also a licensed realtor. When she was not working, Selma always kept busy with her beautiful ceramic painting, crocheting, and knitting.

Survivors include one daughter Sandra Nell Lanier of Austin, TX; twin sister Thelma Mathis of Nacogdoches and sister Nora Goolsby Rice of Allentown, PA; brothers Lloyd Ben Goolsby and wife Claudia of Timpson and James Birtrum “J.B.” Goolsby and wife Dixie of Bryan, TX; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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


Frankie R. Pinkston, 72 of Garrison passed away January 26, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born June 12, 1936 in Buna, Texas to Herbert J. Pinkston and Helen Hambrick Pinkston.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5pm - 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Libby Cemetery, Nacogdoches County.

He is survived by:

Wife: Ingeborg Pinkston of Garrison, Texas

Son: Michael Pinkston and wife Diana of Garrison

Daughters:
Sherry Key and husband Johnny of Garrison
Belinda Hamilton and husband Jerry of Garrison
Kristy Horn and husband Richard of Melrose, TX

Brother: Bryon Pinkston and wife Joyce of Blackjack, TX

Grandchildren: Jason Key, Justin Key, Morgan Key, Kyle Cooper, Skylar Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Makayla Hamilton, Dalton Pinkston, Mylan Pinkston, Haley Horn, Tray Horn, Riley Horn

Great Grandchildren: Marc, Caden, Christian, Kylie

Host of other relatives and friends

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Libby Cemetery

Pallbearers:
Justin Shull, Randy Askins, Tyler Conner, Mike Greet, Johnny Moore and Jason Key

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


01/25/2012

Leroy Bowlin, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Graveside will follow at New Hope Cemetery with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 29, 1924 to Jim and Maggie (Collins) Bowlin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jim & Maggie Bowlin, Brothers, Clint Bowlin, Bob Bowlin & Orie Bowlin, Sisters, Willie Eva, Dovie & Virgie, Son-in-law, Jesse Upchurch, 3 Grandchildren, Josh, Jeanetta & Sarah and Special Friend, Mary Upchurch.

He is survived by:
Wife: Margie Bowlin of Center

Children:
Preston McCauley & wife, Annette of Decatur 
Loyce Fowler & husband, Ricky of Center
Joyce Elliott & husband, Tommy of Bedford
Linda Upchurch of Center
James Bowlin & wife, Marty of Lewisville
Brenda Bolton & husband, Robert of Center
Doug Bowlin & wife, Misty of Nacogdoches 

Grandchildren:
Bo McCauley & wife, Lindsey
Misti Baldwin & husband, Scott
J.D. Elliott & wife, Taylor
Jesse Upchurch IV & wife, Michelle
Kandy Jenkins & husband, Charles 
Anna Shofner & friend, Colton
Justin Shofner, Adam Shofner, Shane Bolton 
Mackensi Bowlin, Molly Bowlin &Madox Bowlin

Great Grandchildren:
Caleb & Jacob McCauley, Angelic Olah , Destini & Raimi Phillips, Chandler Upchurch, Jesse James Jenkins, Mackenzi Fowler & Bradly Christiansen

Sister: Verna Turner of California

Nieces: Barbara Bowlin & Eva Lazarine

Pallbearers:
Jesse Upchurch IV, Charles Jenkins, Justin Shofner, Jimmy Dale Elliott, Colton Eberenz, Tommy Elliott and Bradly Christiansen

Honorary Pallbearers:
Adam Shofner, Shane Bolton and Jesse Jenkins

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


Glynn “Mr. Cindy” O’Rear, 81, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donny Howard officiating. Masonic Graveside service will follow at Strong Cemetery under the direction Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32. Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 22, 1930 in Shelby County to Elzie and Nettie (Davis) O’Rear. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Cindy served in the US Army, he was a member of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 where he was a Scottish Rite Member. He also was a member of the Sharon Temple Shrine. He retired from the US Forest Service where he worked for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Elzie & Nettie O’Rear, Brother, Travis O’Rear, Brother& Sister-in-law, Billie Joe & Mitt O’Rear, Brother, J.P. O’Rear, Sister & Brother-in-law, Sue & Doyle Boles, Mother-in-law & Father-in-law, Henry & Alice Vaughn, Sister-in-law, Agnes Bryan & husband, Charles and Brother-in-law, Mack Dillard.

He is survived by:
Wife: Joan O’Rear of Huxley

2 Sons:
Larry O’Rear & wife, Stacy of Huxley
Keith O’Rear & wife, Belinda of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett & husband, Randall of Joaquin
Piper O’Rear of Joaquin 
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Justin O’Rear of Huxley

Step-Grandchildren:
Savannah and Roper Oswalt of Huxley

Great Grandchildren: 
Chandler and Aspen Pritchett

Sister: Alice McCann & husband, Eddie of Center

Brother: Mack O’Rear & wife, Wanda of Huxley

Brothers-In-law and Sisters-in-law:
Bertha & Dean Raymond of Huxley
Mildred Dillard of Center
Edward & Joanie Vaughn of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Mike Parish, Sammy O’Rear, Gary McCann, Mark O’Rear, Johnny Mathews, Lynn Davis, Gilbert Vaughn and Michael Andrews

A special thank you from the family to Edith Risinger and Hazel Risinger for their loving care during Mr. Cindy’s illness.

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Strong Cemetery, P.O. BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935 or Wimberly Cemetery, 13305 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973

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


Reba (Adams) Burson, 75, of Lufkin formerly of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rex Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, January 27, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 2, 1936 in Joaquin to Elton and Gertrude (Bonner) Adams. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Elton and Gertrude Adams and Husband, Norman H. Burson.

She is survived by:
Son: Stuart Burson of Lufkin, previously of Center & the former News Director of KDET

Sister: Artie Yvonne Thrash of Tyler

Brother: Horace Eugene Adams & wife, Lois of Garrison

Sister: Candra Delaine Adams & husband, Steven Stamper of Austin

Sister: Cathy Elaine Adams of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Derek Nipps, Kurt Stamper, Aaron Davis, Justin Newcomb, Lee Whitehead and Justin Whitehead

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


01/24/2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Hensarling McLemore, 94, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 W. Columbia in San Augustine, Texas, followed by interment at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden.

Mrs. McLemore was born January 10, 1918, in Denning Community, San Augustine County, to the late Abram Hensarling and Vivian Garrett Hensarling. She passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Opal was a beautician for many years and had an active interest in gardening, painting, and cooking. First and foremost, she was a Christian woman with deeply embedded Christian values. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ira "Ray" McLemore, in 1991. She was also preceded in death by their daughter, Linda Ann McLemore Jackson, in 1985.

Opal is survived by her son, Vernon Earl McLemore and wife Brenda McLemore of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Larry Jackson and wife Fannie of San Augustine, Texas, Varron McLemore and wife Rae Janette of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sarah McLemore Hudgins and husband Todd of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Angela Strong and husband Curtis of Bryan, Texas, Michelle Strong and husband Barry of Flower Mound, Texas, and Melissa Crabtree of Bryan, Texas; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.

Having resided in Nacogdoches for the past 36 years, visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with services Friday at 10:00 a.m. in her hometown of San Augustine. Opal's Nephew, Dr. Henry McLemore will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Varron McLemore, Todd Hudgins, Nick Jackson, Elliot Jackson, and Eric McLemore. Honorary pallbearers are Garrett Hudgins, Truman Hudgins, Curtis Strong, Barry Strong, and Chris Strong.

Services are being directed by T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


In loving Memory of Wesley Phillip Leroy Beard (age 38) passed at home in his sleep early Thursday morning, January 19, 2012.

Visitation is Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 4 to 7 pm at Aldine Funeral Chapel, 9504 Airline Drive, Houston, Texas 77037 www.aldinefuneralchapel.com (281) 591-6055.

Graveside burial services, provided by Mangum Funeral Home (www.mangumfuneralhome.com) will be 2 pm, Saturday January 28, 2012, at Strong Cemetery, FM 139, Huxley, Texas, with Brother Jack Forbis of Toledo Bend Baptist Church officiating. After Graveside food and fellowship will follow at Lydia Baptist Church.

Wesley was born August 20, 1973 in Houston, Texas, Harris County, to Wendell Ray Beard and Deborah Jene (Burk) Beard. He was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. Wesley served 6 years in the U. S. Army Reserves and received an Honorable Discharge for his service November 21, 2000. During his adult years he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at IAH Airport in Houston, Tx. Wesley thoroughly enjoyed deep sea and freshwater fishing, as well as deer hunting in the woods of East Texas where he grew up. His final resting place will be where he enjoyed spending his time.

Wesley is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Phillip Hall Beard and maternal grandfather Leroy Burk. He is survived by his 12 ½ year wife Kimberly Cain-Delgado of Houston, 11 year old son Cameron Ray Beard, 8 year old daughter Erica Brea Mackenzie Beard, mother Deborah Jene (Burk) Beard, father Wendell Ray Beard of Huxley, step-mother Wanda Sherleen (Walker) Beard, sister Valarie Gail (Beard) Jones, brother Dusty Ray Beard, sister Mekayla Lynn Beard, paternal grandmother Ruth Marie (Jones) Beard, maternal grandmother Gladas Vera (Thornton) Burk, niece Ashley Brooke Huckey, niece Kara Rochelle (Jones) Maust, niece Jordan Alexandra Cain, niece Cassidy Danyelle Cano, niece Isabel Marie Wright, niece Teagan Riley Fournier, nephew Dustin Ray Beard, nephew Kyle Andrew Melton, grand-nephew Drew Layton Maust, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and countless friends.

There is no doubt that Wesley Beard was "friends of many"," lived his life well" and today is "flying high with the Angels". Not only did he love God, he proudly served this Country. He cherished his first born son Cameron Beard and adored his little princess Erica. He made a meager, but honest living, and shared his life with is perfect partner Kimberly. Wesley you are now in the hands of our Lord and Savior. You will always be in our hearts. You will always be loved and remembered until the day we join you in Heaven. “Go fly high on that mountain Wes, your work here on earth is done…” until we meet again. You will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.

Pallbearers: Dusty Ray Beard, Dustin Ray Beard, Scott Lambert, Brian Burk, Randy Griffin, Terry Bramlett, Josh Conley, Raul Aviles, Bubba Shelstedder and Wesley Scott Jones.


01/23/2012

Kathryn Louise Clark, 64, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born January 26, 1947 in Center to Alvis Clark and Grace Bradberry Clark. Mrs. Clark was a retired nurse and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Beckville, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Harold Clark of Carthage

Daughter, Kelly Jones Kroll and husband, Lester of Center

Grandson, Andrew Kroll of Center

Granddaughter, Adreana Kroll of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Grace Bradberry Clark
Father, Alvis Clark 
Son, Charles Eric Jones
Brothers, D.G. Clark and James Clark

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


01/22/2012

Funeral service for Ruby Faye Strong Risinger Hudgins, 94, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with a celebration of her life at First United Methodist Church after. Mrs. Hudgins passed away January 21, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Born July 27, 1917 at the Sand Flats in Mount Enterprise, Faye was the daughter of the late Josie (Norsworthy) and Beeman Strong also of Mount Enterprise. A 1935 graduate of Mount Enterprise High School and member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1944, Faye was widely known as a caring and loving individual to all those who knew her. She worked at Brinson’s clothing store in downtown Timpson for 28 years and attended the First United Methodist Church of Timpson.

Survivors include her son Johnny Risinger and wife Petra of Timpson; stepson James Hudgins of Temple, Texas; brother Morgan Strong and wife Delores of Tyler, Texas; sisters Dorothy Telschow of the Woodlands and Joan Pinkerton of Longview; nieces and nephews; five grandchildren: Henry Brock of Nacogdoches; David Brock of Boston, Mass.; Darrin Minderman of Fallbrook, Calif.; Ethan Hudgins of Temple, TX; and Jennifer Hartnaggle of Temple, Texas; ten great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hudgins was preceded in death by spouses Bowden Risinger and James Hudgins, daughter Connie Risinger, brothers Homer and Charles Strong; and sisters Sarah Strong and Francis Kiesewetter. 
The family welcomed friends of Faye to join them for visitation at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24. 

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


Burl Wesley Youngblood, Sr, 83 of San Augustine, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5pm til 8pm on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

He was born December 25, 1928 to Horace G. Youngblood and Laura Porter in Huntington, Texas. He was a membre of the American Legion, the National Surveyors Association, and the Texas Forestry Association.

He is survived by:
Wife: Athalee Youngblood of San Augustine
Son: Burl Wesley Youngblood, Jr. of San Augustine
Daughters: Sandee Simmons of Banks, Oregan; Shirley Shier of Fulshear, TX; Reval Cook of Phoenix, AZ,; Regina Curbow of Garrison, TX; Sonya Youngblood of San Augustine, TX
Grandchildren: Gabe Lindsey; Heather Lindsey; Laura Cook; Hunter Cook
2 Great-Grandchildren
Sister: Marcia Swank of Huntington

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted At www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home


Belinda Sue Walton Kirkland, 43, of Arlington, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Arlington. She was born August 25, 1968 in Center to Billy and Lenora Walton. Belinda was a 1986 graduate of Center High School. She recently retired from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services with 23 years of service. Belinda was a member of the Optimist Club of Arlington and was currently serving as secretary of the Texas RehabACTion Network. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 23, 2012 at Watson & sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Terry Walton, Marty Walton, Daniel Walton, Simon Stanley, Lucas Cougler, Nathan Lynch and John Mark Batts.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Misty Joyce Kirkland of Arlington

Parents, Billy and Lenora Walton of Center

Brothers;
Terry Walton and wife Barbara of Center
Marty Walton and friend Andree of Vermont

Father of her daughter, Lynn Kirkland of Arlington

Nieces and Nephews:
Carla Stanley and husband Simon of Center
Sherry Cougler and husband Lucas of Center
Daniel Walton of Center
Beth Lynch and husband Nathan of Center

Aunts and Uncles:
Kay Batts
Beverly Batts
John Mark Batts
Sam Walton and wife Becky

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


01/21/2012

Doris Parker, 64, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 1, 1947 in Shelby County to Jim and Gladys (Snider) Vaughn. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She worked in the cafeteria for Shelbyville I.S.D. for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jim and Gladys Vaughn, Husband, Doug Parker, 
Daughter, Kim Parker, Brother-in-law, Pug Yarborough, Sister-in-law, Dolores Whitridge and 
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, O.O. & Evie Lou Parker.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kevin & Sonya Parker of Shelbyville
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kelly & Kelly Parker of Shelbyville
4 Grandchildren:
Sterling Parker
Kennedey, Kolby & Kason Parker
2 Sisters:
Rosa Lee Shofner & husband, James of Center
Ann Yarborough of Center
Brother:
J.C. Vaughn & wife, Marilyn of Huxley
Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
O.L. Parker & wife, Mary of Houston
Thelma & Prentice Hendricks of Huxley
Lewis & Maxine Parker of Shelbyville
Kenneth & Brenda Parker of Waskom 
Lucille & Maxie Cooper of Alabama
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends 
Pallbearers:
Steve Jeans, David Jeans, Mike Wilburn, Craig Hendricks, 
Kenneth Parker, Clay Vaughn and Darrell Johnson

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, P.O. 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


01/20/2012

Funeral services for Bro. Lenard C. Milford, 89, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Michael Raines and Bro. Don McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Bro. Milford passed away January 19, 2012, in Shreveport, LA.

Born May 14, 1922, in the Corinth Community, Shelby County, TX, Lenard Milford was the son of the late Francis Marion and Sarah Elizabeth (Moore) Milford. He was a graduate of Timpson High School, served in the U. S. Air Force, and retired as a rural mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service. Lenard and Tommie Jessie Conway were married December 13, 1955, in Neuville Baptist Church.

Lenard Milford also attended Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson, TX, and began serving as pastor of churches in the East Texas area for a total of 58 years. Churches he pastored included Spanns Chapel MBC, Lone Cedar MBC, New Prospect MBC, Lydia MBC, and Oakland MBC. Bro. Lenard Milford was also a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437.

Survivors include wife Tommie Jessie Milford of Timpson; sons David Milford and wife Susan of Waskom, TX, and Jeff Milford of Fayetteville, AR; 4 grandchildren: Sarah Bowen and husband Daniel, Leslie Milford, Ben Milford and wife Megan, and Shannon Milford; great grandson Isaac Jeffery Bowen; brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Vivian, Luther and Sharon, Vernon and Gloria, James and Robin, Charles and Cathy Conway; nephews: Thomas Milford, Waymon Dean Alford, Charlie Hensley, Ronnie Hensley, and Danny Sledge; nieces Patricia Gibbs, Virginia Wilke, Drucilla Aaron, and Linda Stewart.

In addition to his parents, Lenard Milford was preceded in death by 5 sisters: Maurine McGraw, Viola Murphy, Mildred Sledge, Lois Ritter, and Jewel Hensley; 4 half-brothers; and 4 half-sisters.

Visitation will be 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorial donations may be made to Texas Baptist Institute, Henderson, TX; Getsemani Iglesia Bautista Misionera, Center, TX; or Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

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


01/19/2012

Leonard L. Burns, 90, of Joaquin, passed away on January 19, 2012 at Many Health Care Nursing Home in Many, Louisiana. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Center to Rufus Lafayette Burns and Sallie Cogswell Burns. Mr. Burns served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired after many years of service as a rural letter carrier.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Harper’s Chapel Cemetery in Hemphill.

Pallbearers will be Buren Lowe, Lance Burns, Neal Burns, Lynn Burns, James Collins, and Robert Harper. Honorary pallbearers will by Dylan Martin and Justin Boggs.

He is survived by:
Wife, Rose Burns of Many, Louisiana

Sons:
Lynn Burns and wife, Kathy of Joaquin
Neal Burns and wife, Janet of McAlester, Oklahoma

Daughters:
Janie Newman and husband, Jerry of Joaquin
Jackie Simoneaux of Negreet, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Jessica Gatlin, Christina Watson, Logan Burns, Lance Burns, Jennifer Cooper, Jason Newman, Jared Newman, Kyle Dempsey and Dylan Martin


Billy Freeman, 81, of Tenaha, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Joaquin on May 8, 1930 to L.L. Freeman and Britt Annie Nunley Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a coach and teacher in Desoto Parish for forty-four years and a United Methodist Minister for twenty-three years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Harold Hansen and Bro. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Freeman, Chris Freeman, Jason Freeman, John Paul Freeman, Andrew King and Aaron King. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joaquin Class of 1948.

He is survived by:
Wife, Margaret King Freeman of Tenaha

Sons:
Dennis Dale Freeman of Joaquin
Billy David Freeman and special friend, Kay of Shreveport

Stepsons:
Aubrey King and wife, Cheryl of Tenaha
Joe King and wife, Becky of Monroe, Louisiana

Brothers:
Dale Freeman of Rock Port
Charles Freeman of Dallas

Four Grandchildren

Four Step Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, L.L. Freeman & Britt Annie Nunley Freeman
Brothers, J.C. Freeman, Travis Freeman and Dennis Freeman
Wife, Ann Nixon Freeman

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


01/18/2012

Mrs. Precious Williams, 90 of Tenaha, died January 15, 2012, in Dallas, Texas at Charlton Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Williams is a retired teacher from Timpson ISD.

She is survived by 1 son, Fred Williams Jr. of Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at Friendship Baptist Church in the Bo Bo Community on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00pm. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2012 at Hicks Chapel. Rev. Carton Wall officiating and burial will be at Bo Bo Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.

Wayne Gaddy, 74 of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born October 1, 1937 in Rusk County to Curtis Gaddy and Ida Mae Nix Gaddy. He was a member of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired manager from Krogers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 5pm - 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10am at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by:
Wife: Maxine Gaddy of Garrison

Daughters:
Jeanese Murdock and husband Greg of Garrison
Jeanette Gaddy of Garrison

Grandsons: Waylon Murdock and Dustin Wayne Gaddy

Grand daughter: Brandi Darelne Cochan and husband Stephen

Great Grandson: Logan Gaddy

Sisters:
Louise Kruse of Garrison
Elizabeth Little and husband Carl of Gary
Berry Philbrick and husband Bruce of Henderson, TX

Brother: Lynn Gaddy and wife Kitten of Longview, TX

Pallbearers will be: Chris Gaddy, Randy Weatherford, Scott Wharton, Jimmie Stone, Duane Weatherford, Tom Wharton, Duncan Connell and James Stone.

Honorary Pallbearer: Jerry Wharton

Preceded in death by: son, Mike Gaddy; parent: Curtis and Ida Mae Gaddy; 1 sister; Mozelle Horn; 2 brothers: Ellis Gaddy and Mack Gaddy; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Lee and Mary Alice Lunsford

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


01/15/2012

Norman James “Jim” Samford, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 in Kirbyville. He was born in Center on May 19, 1933 to Norman James Samford, Sr. and Mary Outlaw Samford. In 1952, Mr. Samford enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Active Reserves. He was later employed by Gulf Plant, where he retired after many years of service. After retirement, Mr. Samford loved to spend his time farming, ranching, and riding horses. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Howard Jarvis and Michael Nethery officiating. A Military Honors Graveside service will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Erik Peveto, Michael Peveto, Nicholas Peveto, Wayne Bailey, Enrique Chapa, Tom Myers and Corby Myers.

He is survived by:
Daughters:
Michelle Renee Barron of Houston
Cynthia Diane Peveto and husband, Courtney of Buna
Jamie Leigh Miller and husband, Chris of Kirbyville

Grandchildren:
Rachael Chapa, Erik Peveto, Michael Peveto, Nicholas Peveto, Jamie Peveto Hayles, Wayne Bailey and Ruby Bailey

Great Grandchildren:
Lydia Chapa, Quique Chapa, Kaylea Peveto, Denton Peveto, Violet Peveto, Kourtney Peveto and Travis Bailey

Sister, Jeanette Samford Myers of Livingston

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Norman James Samford Sr. and Mary Outlaw Samford
Great Grandchild, Louis Derrik Peveto

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


01/13/2012

Bertis A. “Bert” Lout, 87. of Buna, died on December 25, 2011 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. Bert was born July 9, 1924 in Shelbyville, Texas to John Arvie and Mattie (Parker) Lout. A resident of Buna since 1966, Bert was a retired process operator from Neches Butane in Port Neches with thirty-two years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed cattle ranching and fishing with his family. Bert served two years in the Merchant Marines and then was drafted in the United States Army where he served as a medic.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Jean Carroll Lout of Buna; daughters, Carolyn Lout Marquart and her husband John of Lumberton, Vickie Richards Bond of West Columbia, Texas; grandchildren, Melanie Marquart Meriwether, Jared Marquart, Kent Crawford and Jason Crawford and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bernard Lout.

A graveside service were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas under the direction of Broussard’s in Silsbee. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Broussard’s.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Lout’s name to Word of Life Church, 7955 Mormon Church Road, Silsbee, Texas 77656.

Services were under the direction of Broussard's Funeral Home, Silsbee, Texas.


01/12/2012

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Earl Little, age 60, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Greggton Baptist Church, 4520 West Marshall Avenue, Longview, TX with Pastor Reggie Day and Rev. Bobbie E. Moore officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Gladewater Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Greggton Baptist Church. Mr. Little passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at his home in Carthage.

Kenneth Earl Little was born on March 5, 1951, in Dallas, TX, to Earl and Virginia Crane Little. He graduated from Mesquite High School with the class of 1969. Ken attended East Texas State University in Commerce where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973, and a Masters in Education in 1978. Throughout his extensive career, he coached and taught at many school districts across Texas including, Mesquite, Mineral Wells, Hughes Springs, Big Sandy, Gladewater, Beckville, Rains, and Henderson. Ken moved to Carthage in 2008, from Emory and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father; first wife, Beverly Ann Little who passed away in Aug. of 2005; and one brother, Gary Little.

Mr. Little is survived by his mother, Virginia Little of Mesquite; his wife, Michele Little of Carthage; one son, Brad Little and wife Kate of Houston; and one daughter, Alyssa Little of Kingwood. Ken also leaves behind his cherished friendships with his fellow coaching and teaching colleagues as well as his past players and students.

Serving as pallbearers are Sam Chenoweth, Rocky Hawkins, Kevin Kerns, Gordon Gray, Todd Bodden, Terry Giddens, Dickie Meeks, and Richard Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Services are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage, Texas
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


01/11/2012

Kate (Gryder) Kimbro, 99, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Sulphur, LA.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Boles officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 5, 1912 in Center, Texas to John Henry and Flossie (Elliott) Gryder. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She worked at the Shelby County Clerk’s Office and the Agriculture Extension Office for many years. Music was a very important part of Kate's life. She was also a member of Center's '29 Club, Flappers & Jellybeans, the Silver Strummers and Panola Ramblers in Carthage, Texas. Doing the Charleston and playing her ukelele was her contribution to these groups. Jumping out of the car during a parade and performing the Charleston always brought cheers. While in Sulphur La, she performed with the Silver Strings. The Moss Bluff Senior Group was a favorite place to jam with other musicians and enjoy new found friends. Kate gave of her time and talents in her volunteer work even as she approached the age of 100. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved and enjoyed each and every one of them. Kate's lifelong friend, Mattie Dellinger, was a partner in many adventures that kept them young at heart for over 90 years. Kate truly fit the description of someone who never met a stranger. She enjoyed every person who crossed her path in life. Kate loved to be surrounded by things of beauty. She loved flowers and always took great pride in her show-stopping bluebonnets that graced her lawn and delighted the many passersby. Bright colors and pretty jewelry were essential to Kate's wardrobe; she loved “feeling pretty” and drew compliments wherever she went. She will be missed.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry & Flossie Gryder, Husbands, Ray Kimbro & Ray Weeks, Granddaughter, Debbie Johnson and Brother, Curtis Gryder.

She is survived by:

Son: Curtis Kimbro & wife, Paula of Livingston

Daughter: Joan Kimbro Johnson & husband, T.J. of Sulphur, LA

Son: Billy Ray Kimbro & wife, Sue of Texarkana, TX

Grandchildren:
Karen & David Butler
Suzanne & Luciano Rodriguez 
Mark & Stephanie Johnson
Krissy & David Thomason
Kathryn & Michael Whitfield

14 Great Grandchildren:
Brandon Murphy, Joey Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Bryan Butler, Joseph Jones, Christine Rodriguez, Caitlin Rodriguez, Meagan Rodriguez, Marissa Rodriguez, Trisha Ravia, Dani Thomason, Emily Johnson
Chelsea Brooks and Katelynn Johnson

3 Great Great Grandchildren:
Alexandra Ravia, Annalise Ravia and Aidan Ravia

Pallbearers:
Mark Johnson, Tommy Murphy, Billy Cogswell, David Butler, Billy Pearce and Roy Blackshear

Honorary Pallbearers:
Dr. John Wheeler, David Thomason, Charles Brittain, Luciano Rodriguez, Joseph Jones, Brandon Murphy
Joey Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Bryan Butler and Jonathan Ravia

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Jason Ramm for his expertise and compassion during Kate's recent illness. Also all other attending Doctors and the many staff members of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur, Louisiana will always be remembered for their care and guidance.

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


01/10/2012

Willie “Adell” Conway Eaves, 75, of Tenaha, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born on January 30, 1936 in Gary to Tom Edward Conway and Reba D. Spurlock Conway.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. E.J. Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Hurst, Bradley Kerr, Douglas Lynn Eaves Jr., Brandon Lynn Eaves, Steven Eugene Eaves, Dustin Bridges, Donald Allen Hicks Jr., James Eaves and Leslie Warren Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Gaylon Pratt, Donald Hicks Sr., Edward Hurst, Willy Bridges and Bryan Kerr.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Jackie Warren Eaves Jr. and wife, Ginger of Tenaha
Tommy Eaves and wife, Rebecca of Tenaha
Douglass Eaves Sr. of Joaquin
Larry Joe Eaves and wife, Delicia of Center

Daughters:
Debra Pratt and husband, Gaylon of Joaquin
Elaine Hicks and husband, Donald Sr. of Tenaha
Angela Hurst and husband, Edward of Tenaha
Becky Bridges and husband, Willy of Tenaha
Brandy Kerr and husband, Bryan of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Dustin Bridges, Heather Bridges, Rebekah Bridges, Bradley Kerr, Brittany Kerr, Jonathon Hurst, Kristen Dominguez and husband Jimmy, Donald Allen Hicks Jr. and wife Wendy, Leslie Hicks, Michelle Partlow, Christina Simms and husband Ricky, Jasa Rodgers, James Eaves, Cynthia Hutto and husband Chad, Steven Eaves and wife Candice, Douglas Eaves Jr. and wife Jaclyn, Brandon Eaves and wife Harley, Justin Eaves, Amber Lynn Eaves, KP and Harley

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sisters:
Mary Kyle of Old Center
Janice Wilson of Old Center
Nellie Smith of Tenaha

Sisters-in-law:
Maurice Eaves of Tenaha
Barbara Stewart of Paxton 
Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Tom Edward Conway and Reba D. Spurlock Conway
Husband, Jackie Warren “JW” Eaves, Sr.
Infant Daughter, Cynthia Ann Eaves
Brother, James Edward Conway

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


01/09/2012

Janie Marie Lambert, 95, of Center, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born in Lindale on February 15, 1916 to Sam Lee Yearly and Lula Marie Irish Yearly. Ms. Lambert was a past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star #348.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Pat Windham presiding.

She is survived by: Daughter, Jane Ash of Center

Two Granddaughters:
Michele Little and husband, Ken of Carthage
Lisa Ermis and husband, Kevin of Uvalde

Three Great Grandchildren:
Sarah Williamson
Janie Perry
Kelby Ermis

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Turner Lambert, 3 Brothers, 1 Sister

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Lambert’s name to:

Green Acres Nursing Home
501 Timpson Street 
Center, Texas 75935

HeartsWay Hospice
437 W Panola Street
Carthage, Texas 75633

Order of the Eastern Star
%Virginia Cooper
3308 CR 2700
Shelbyville, Texas 75973
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Nathan Franklin “N.F.” Posey was born on March 17, 1928 in Marshall, Texas to Elam Rabi and Francis Parrish Posey. He passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Shreveport after a lengthy illness.

Dad married Mama, Betty Ross, on September 11, 1948. They had four children; Betty Ann, Frank, Bo and Debra Kay. We made our home in Houston. While living in Houston, Dad did whatever he had to do to provide a living for our family, from selling furniture and used cars to building houses. When we moved from Houston to Joaquin, he continued in the construction business. In 1970, his sons joined him. They built houses in Joaquin, Logansport and Pendleton. The last house built was Bo and Sheila’s house. He helped build the new Logansport Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member. After the housing market fell off in the early 80’s, he began B & N Auto. He was one of the best used car salesmen around. Once he was ready for retirement, he and mom retired to the bank of the Sabine River. Dad loved a good game of 42 and to watch boxing and any western on TV; any western, except for John Wayne, only because Mama had a crush on him. He had the CB (radio) name Hell Raizer, which fit him perfectly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Posey, Allen Hicks, Mathew Hicks, John Crooks, Willie Glaze and Ronny Raybon. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Bradley and Gordon Martin.

He is survived by:
His little red dog, Buster

Daughter, Betty Ann of Galloway

Son, Bo and wife, Sheila of Joaquin

Ten grandchildren:
Becky, Jaime, Jason, Thomas, Jessie, Kevin, Michael, Karen, Joey, Cathy and their spouses

Ten great grandchildren:
Dean, Allen, Mathew, Haley, Landon, Gabriel, Jeremiah, Taylor, Addisyn and Zack

One great granddaughter, Gracie Mae

Sisters-in-law:
Diann Williford of Joaquin
Tina and husband, Buddy Bridwell of Center

A number of nieces and nephews, including love niece, LaDonna

A host of family and friends

Nathan was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and his sister. He lost his wife, Betty, in March 2009 after 61 years together. Nathan’s son, Frank, left us in December 1999 and his daughter, Debra Kay, in August 2009.

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


01/06/2012

Verline Stanley, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 in Kirbyville.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1937 in San Augustine to Ben and Alice (Richardson) Evans. She was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and could make anything grow. She loved her family and is now in the arms of those gone before her.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ben & Alice Evans, Husband, J.D. Stanley, Still born son, John Darrell Stanley, Great Granddaughter, Angel Stanley, Brothers and Sisters, Bernice Boyett, J.B. Evans, Edna McCormick, Georgia Mae Harris, Bennie Faye Weir and Gladys “Sister” Martin.

She is survived by:

6 Children:
Jerry Stanley of Fred
Alice Hilyer of Center
Martha Champagne of Kirbyville
Kenneth Stanley & wife, Cori of Kirbyville
Tommy Stanley of Vidor
Lisa Stanley of Kirbyville

9 Grandchildren:
Teresa Baggett & husband, Jeremy, Julie Wilkerson, Pamela Stanley, Jasen Stanley & wife, Jasmine, Marjorie Malone, Benjiman “Bubba” Malone, Rachel Eastman & husband, Ben, J.D. Stanley & Tommy Stanley

8 Great Grandchildren:
Micah Wilson, Anthony Stanley, Maggie Baggett, Jacob D. Stanley, Marissa Stanley, Jacob K. Stanley, Zakary Hartley & Abbie Baggett

Brothers:
L.B. Evans & wife, Mary Lee of Joaquin
Roy Evans & wife, Brenda of Clayton

Pallbearers:
Jasen Stanley, Tommy Stanley, J.D. Stanley,
Ricky Evans, Randy Stanley & Brad Stanley

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


Forrest Lee Meador, age 73, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Mr. Meador was born July 6, 1938, to the late Melba Martha (Olds) and Percy N. Meador and was a lifelong Nacogdoches County resident. He and his family operated Meador's Grocery and Catfish Buffet in Appleby many years in addition to agricultural operations. Forrest Lee was employed by Nibco for 28 years, retiring from management.

Mr. Meador was a member of the board of directors of Deep East Texas Electric Co-op Inc.

He was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School where he was an American Farmer in FFA. He was a member of Texas Farm Bureau and the Antique Car Club. Forrest Lee was a member of Milam Lodge #2, as well as the Scottish Rites and Shriners, and Order of the Eastern Star Nacogdoches Chapter #428, where he was a Past Patron.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pearl Meador, to whom he was married June 7, 1958; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Stacey Meador; grandson, Chase Meador; and a granddaughter, Maci Meador.

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Benny F. Lewis and Bro. Neal Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Bob Free, Gerald Hebert, John Schoenrock, Tom Rohsner, Travis Chandler, David Shipley, Alex Miller, and Wallace Sprayberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Hank Curbow and Deep East Texas Electric Co-op board of directors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online guestbook posted and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


01/05/2012

Ruby Grace Samford McMinn, age 95 of Paxton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Visitation will be prior to the graveside service starting at 10:00 a.m. at Ramah Cemetery.

Ruby Grace McMinn was born August 7, 1916 to Allen & Rena (Wilson) Samford in the Paxton Community. She attended Edgewood High School in Paxton. She was a beautician in Henderson and then during the World War II war effort she moved to Houston and worked for Hughes Tool, where she met and married Hayward (Mac) McMinn on April 21, 1950. Following the war, she owned and operated the Boulevard Beauty Shop in Houston until her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors in her yard and growing vegetables and flowers. In her later years, she returned to Paxton to be near her nieces and nephews. In Houston she was an active member of the Covenant Methodist Church, and when she returned to Paxton, she returned to her childhood church, Paxton Methodist Church.

Mrs. McMinn was preceded in death by her parents, Allen & Rena Samford, her husband, Hayward “Mac” McMinn, sisters; Ruth Templin, Vina Spears, Mary Bachman & Dorothy Ping, and brother, Jeff Samford, Sr.

Mrs. McMinn is survived by nieces; Jean Bowlin and husband, Jimmy of Paxton, Kay Knight and husband, Joe of Woods Community, Dorothy Pannell and husband, Monte of Chillicothe, 
Patty Vaughn and husband, Eddie of Plano, nephews; Robert Templin and wife, Daphne of Appleby, Tom Spears and wife, JoAnn of Lawton, OK, Jeff Samford, Jr. and wife, Karen of Plano, and Henry Samford and wife, Peggy of Plano. She is also survived by special friend, 
Minnie Dee Smith and Special Caregiver, Sara Matinez of Center, and a loving extended family of great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paxton Methodist Church, 3295 US Hwy 84, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

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


Mrs. Pearlene Pemson, of Lufkin (58), passed away at Nacogdoches Medical Center on January 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, at 2:00pm. Interment will be in (Nigton) near Apple Springs, Texas.

Service information submitted by Hick's Mortuary, Center, Texas.


William (Bill) Clark, 82, of Joaquin, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Joaquin to Aaron & Stella Clark. Mr. Clark served in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin and Joaquin Lodge #856 in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joaquin Lodge #856.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Joan Watson and husband, Fred of Fredericksburg

Numerous cousins

A host of friends

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


Dan Dellinger, 77, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his residence after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 12, 1934 in Center, Texas to Lyle Lenard “Pete” and Mattie (McLendon) Dellinger. Dan was a graduate of Center High School, class of 1953. He worked at KDETduring his high years spinning records and learning about radio and engineering. He attended Panola Junior College for 2 years, Centenary College for 1 year during which he work at KSLA TV. He then went to the University of Arizona for 2 years.

While at Panola he studied magic and put on many magician shows. He later joined the National Magician Society and entertained many groups with his slight of hand.

He was in the Air National Guard in Tucson, Arizona for 6 years and worked at KGUN TV station in Tucson for many years.

He moved to Shreveport, LA and worked at KTAL TV as an engineer for several years.

He moved to Center and was the original “Cable Guy”. He was Manager of Center Cable TV and was instrumental in installing all the cable around Center and San Augustine. He was Manager of the newly invented Eastex Mobile phone system and later became General Manager of KDET and the Cable Co.

He knew how to fix most everything, and was consultant to cable installers many years after he retired when they needed help in locating a problem.

He was elected and served two terms on the Center School Board of Trustees. He was President of Center Noon Lions Club.

In 1980, Dan and his sister, Dixie, planted their first of many Christmas trees and started a business that he enjoyed throughout his life.

He became President of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and while he was President, he enlisted the help of then Senator Bill Haley to pass a law that only Texas grown Christmas trees could be displayed in the Capitol rotunda and offices. That law still stands.

He was the Electrical Engineer for the First Baptist Church for nearly 30 years which involved getting the church services on Channel 2 for broadcasting.

Anyone who knew Dan would say that he was a good man. He helped his friends in any way he could. He was not a man to show anger. He loved to have fun and liked to play jokes on his friends. He loved going to have coffee with his buddies every morning and joking with them.

He also enjoyed his dogs and especially his dog, Robert Jr.

He is preceded in death by his Father, L.L. “Pete” Dellinger and the Mother of his children, Ruby Dellinger.

He is survived by:

Mother: Mattie Dellinger of Center

2 Daughters:
Denise Ann (Dellinger) Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Deborah Elizabeth (Dellinger) Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Grandsons:
Stephen Daniel Oates of Mesquite
David Allen Young of Nacogdoches

Sister: Dixie Lee Dellinger of Center

First Cousins:
Portia Payne Gaines & husband Bill of Center
Patricia Payne Brittian & husband, Charlie of Center
James Payne of Hemphill
Stan McLendon of Houston
Lou Nell McLendon Jones of Houston 
Cindy McLendon
Special Friend
Ann Harmon of Center

In Lieu of flowers, Family Request that donations be made in memory of Dan Dellinger to First Baptist Church in Center, 117 Cora 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


01/03/2012

Barbara Latimer, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dock Lazarine and Bro. David Long officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 26, 1943 in Joaquin to Hiram and Ruth (Cook) Howell. She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin. She worked as Tax Collector in Anderson County for 17 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Ruth Howell, Grandmother, Florida Cook, Brother, Richard Howell and Sister, Dorothy Anderson.

She is survived by:
Husband of 48 years:
Jack Latimer of Joaquin

2 Sons:
Tim Latimer of Joaquin
John Latimer of Palestine 

Grandson: Ben Latimer of Logansport, LA

Brother: James Howell of Joaquin

Sister: Helen Brown of Longview

Special Friends: Mark & Emma Jean Cain of Davilla, Texas, Pat Lowe

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins& Friends 

Pallbearers:
Buren Lowe, Larry Miller, Randy Bechtel, Tommy Brown, Norris Taylor, Ken Kay and Bobby Garrett

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


Reba Audrey Moore, 87, of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born October 9, 1924 in Nacogdoches County to David Washington Scogin and Mary Florence Little scogin She was affiliated with Brileytown Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home at 10 am with Bro Haskel Lunsford to officiate. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Henry D. Moore of Garrison

Sons:
Mark Moore and wife Debbie of Garrison
Weldon Moore and wife Debbie of North Carolina
Steven Moore and wife Rose Mary of San Antonia, TX

Daughter: Debbie Phillips and husband Bob of Arkansas

9 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren

Brothers:
James Wesley Scogin of Arlington, TX
Beamon Scogin of Huntington, TX
J.D. Scogin of Washington

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by parents, David & Mary Scogin; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice of East Texas.

Pallbearers:
Jessie Stokes, Alex Avlio, Jason Moss, Huey Hancock, Dan Philips, and Randy Stokes

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


01/02/2012

Ada Garrison, 91, of Garrison passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born October 18, 1921 in Bartlett, Texas to Alfred Tschoerner and Mary Hirschmann Tschoerner. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison and was a retired registered nurse.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Allen Garrison and wife Agnes of Liberty, Texas
Samuel Franklin (Trey) Garrison and wife Carolyn of Webster, Texas

Daughters:
Rita hester and husband mark of Pennington, Texas
Lila Fuller and husband Craig of Nacogdoches, Texas

Pallbearers will be Joe Tousha, Benjamin Hester, Samuel Hester, Denver Fuller, Eric Garrison, Drew Fuller, and Joseph Hester

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Huey P. Myers, 81, of Joaquin, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on October 21, 1930 to George E. Myers and Flora Kilpatrick Myers. In 1952, Mr. Myers enlisted in the United States Army. He later worked as a Foreman at E.L. Bryce Company, where he retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hensley, Charles Scott, Nathan Ragsdell, Wayne Wheeler, Michael Letterman, Christopher Johnson and Josh Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Old Home Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class.

He is survived by:
Wife, Omega Myers of Joaquin

Daughter, Debora Warren and husband, Billie of Queen City

Grandson, Marty Warren of Brazoria

Granddaughters:
Alyssa Warren of Brazoria
Isabella Warren of Brazoria
Ginna Letterman and husband, Michael of Genoa, Arkansas
Whitney Johnson and husband, Chris of Texarkana, Arkansas
Katylenn Letterman of Genoa, Arkansas

Sister, Lucille Fletcher of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Chanolette Myers of Salem, Missouri

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

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


01/01/2012

Martha Frances “Fannie” Hagler, 91, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating. Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 26, 1920 in Shelby County to parents, Lon and Margaret (Price) Smith. Fannie graduated from Center High School and she worked at Medico Pharmacy for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lon and Margaret Smith, Husband, Nevis Hagler, Son, Larry Hagler, Granddaughter, Lisa McGee, Sisters, Charlie Polk Smith and Gwendolyn “Baby Sister” Carlton.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Nevis “Nik” Hagler & wife, Susan of Pearland
Daughter-in-law:
Susan Hagler of Center
Grandson:
Keith Hagler of Center
Granddaughter:
Kim Lovelace & husband, Chris of Sugarland
Great Grandchildren:
Morgan & Lindsey McGee
Kayla & Cooper Lovelace
Nephew:
Lon Carlton & wife, Brenda of San Leon

In Lieu of Flowers, Family Requests that donations can be made to Green Acres Nursing Home, For the Benefit of the Residents, 501 Timpson 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


Sherman Franklin Bailey, 79, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with 
Dr. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating and Eulogy by Grandson, Wil McFarland. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1932 in Shelby County to parents, Winston and Alice (Miller) Bailey. He graduated from Center High School and he served in US Army during the Korean War. He was a local builder in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Clever Creek Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and song leader for many years.

Mr. Bailey is preceded in death by his parents, W.I. & Alice Bailey and his brother, Herman Bailey.

He is survived by:
Wife of 54 years, Billie Enmon Bailey of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuck” & Kathy Bailey of Center

Daughter & Son-in-law, Darla & Spencer McFarland of Center

Grandchildren:
Lilia McFarland, Alex McFarland and Wil McFarland
Lauren Bailey Jackson & husband, Kase
Winston Bailey
Ginger Garrett & husband, Luke
Toby Robertson & wife, Melissa

Great Grandchildren:
Reagan Raines
Ally, Lauren & Whitney Garrett
Savannah & Lexi Robertson

Brothers & Sisters-in-law:
Don Bailey & wife, Doris of Martinsville
Calvin Bailey & wife, Sylvia of Kirbyville

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Vivian McGee & husband, A.C. of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Mary Jo & Harold Baty of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

The family would like to thank the caregivers for their loving care during Sherman illness.

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

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08/30/2010

Helen “Sandy” Heisel, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1927 in Thornton, Texas to Judge Ramsey and Cecil Webb Ramsey. Ms. Heisel was a member of First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Cecilia Amaya & husband Meliton of Houston

Son, Stan Heisel & wife Jenny of Terrell

Brother, Bob Ramsey & wife Ethel of Mt. Belvieu

Grandchildren:
Chris Hall, Carle Scott Hall, Ben Heisel, Hillary Heisel, and Brittany Hollon

Five Great Grandchildren

Cousin, Martha Wilson of Thornton

Aunt, Leona Wilson of Waco

She was preceded in death by:
Sons, Walter D. Heisel and Samuel D. Heisel

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


Betty Ruth Yarberry Crawford McDonald, 77, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1932 in Malta, Texas to Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Carthage. She was a life-long member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Auxiliary Gideon International. She was an Eastern Star member for over forty years. She enjoyed researching family history and created several books detailing her family genealogy. She was responsible for all the research for the historical markers for the Tennessee Methodist Church and the Tennessee Community Cemetery where she will be interred. She also enjoyed oil painting with many of her paintings decorating her home. She loved to share music and performed gospel music with the Unionaires in many nursing homes.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. William Everett officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband of 12 years, Bob McDonald of Carthage

Daughter, Debra Sampson of Gladewater

Sons:
Larry Crawford & wife Debbie of Carthage
Shannon Crawford & wife Sheila of Longview

Grandchildren:
Lindsey Sampson of College Station, Lisa Sampson of Gladewater, Dustin Crawford of Carthage, Kaycee Duckworth & husband Eric of Carthage, Samantha Crawford of Longview

Great Grandchild, Brylee Kay Duckworth, to be born in December

Brother, Tommy Yarberry & wife Virgie of Carthage

Sister, Sue Dempsey & husband Glenn of Carthage

Sisters-in-Law:
Billie Slaydon & husband Sam of Lufkin, Doris Keller of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law:
Buddy Carroll of Louisiana, Roy Carroll of Louisiana, Paul Carroll of Louisiana, David Carroll of Louisiana, Billy Carroll of Louisiana

Also numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by: Husband of 29 years, Gerald “Tubby” Blane Crawford; Parents, Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 83, Center, Texas 75935, or PO Box 393, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


08/29/2010

Michael "Mike" Tommie Cobb, 68, of the Fords Corner Community, passed away Saturday morning, August 28, 2010, at his residence.

Mike was born to Ruby Pearl (Ford) Cobb and Fred Eugene Cobb on August 22, 1942, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was employed as a Physicians Assistant working in the State of California, and was a writer and a Farmer.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the McMahan Chapel United Methodist Church in Sabine County, with interment following in the Tebo Cemetery in Sabine County. Bro. Randy Mills will officiate. Visitation will be Monday evening, August 30, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: Brother, Jesse Cobb and wife, Lola of Colleyville; nieces and nephews: Janiece Cobb Mantle, Daniel Gene Cobb, Stephen Michael Cobb, Karissa Cobb Bledshoe, Heidi Cobb, Trey Cobb, and Tyler Cobb and Robert Joyce.

Pallbearers will include: Andy Fuller, Tony Fuller, David Davidson, Danny Cobb, Stephen Fuller, and Tom Gilcrease.

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


Mrs. Evelyn Leona Beasley Andrews, 89, of San Augustine, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010, in San Augustine.

Evelyn was born to Wilma Maggie (Bryan) Beasley and Virgil Ivy Beasley on November 15, 1920, in Ozark, Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 29, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Survivors include: Son: James Gary "Yogi" Andrews of San Augustine; Brothers: Robert Beasley of Montgomery, Alabama; Clyde Beasley of Ozark, Alabama; Leon Beasley of Ozark, Alabama and Royce Beasley of Ozark, Alabama Sister-in-laws: Voncile and her husband, Edward Newton of Orange; Syble and her husband, Alvin of San Augustine and Rachel and her husband, Howard Mitchell of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Wilma Beasley; Husband: James M. Andrews; Brothers and Sisters: Luther Love Beasley; Mary Jewell Turner; Willie Pearle Peacock; Kathlene Andrews and Ralph Beasley.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Bennefield, Julius Teagle, Andy Hardy, David Hardy and John Dwire and Steve Mitchell

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


08/28/2010

Graveside service for Elta Lorraine Pannell, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, August 30, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Rev. William Beaux Dickerson officiating. Mrs. Pannell passed away August 27, 2010, in San Augustine, TX.

Elta Lorraine (Perkins) Pannell was born December 6, 1922, in Allendale, Illinois. She was married to Bennie Lee Pannell, who preceded her in death on October 11, 1971. She was also preceded in death by daughter Gertrude Lois Crawford.

Survivors include her sons Gary Pannell and wife Sandra of Venus, TX, and George Pannell and wife Faith of Tyler, TX; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

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.


08/24/2010

Jeanice Brimingham, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 1935 to Daniel H. and Ilda (Samford) Short.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daniel and Ilda Short.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Tulen Brimingham of Center
Son:
Jeffrey Wayne McCollum of Kemp
Daughter:
Cheryl McCollum Davis of Arlington
Daughter:
Melinda McCollum Blankenship of Athens
5 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren
2 Step-Daughters:
Lucinda Sue Shell of Colony
Minyon Laine Ridley of Tyngsboro, MA
Brother:
John Short & wife, Mary of Houston
Sister:
Danna Short Morgan & husband, Harry “Butch” of Whitewright, Tx
Pallbearers:
Jeremy Brown, Stephen Brown, Richard Boucharch,
 Zachary Davis, Dean Brimingham & Jimi Shell

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


James Edgar “Jim” Tindol, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 in Tyler. He was born April 4, 1941 in Center to James A. Tindol and Sarah Tindol-Schmidt. Jim served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Shane Whiteside, Joey Martinez, Gary French, James Evens, Damon Evans and Bobby Corder. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Moseley.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Kym French & husband Gary of Grapevine
Tammy Martinez & husband Joey of Irving
Debbie Jamison & husband Al of San Diego, California

Son, Jeff Tindol of Allen

Grandchildren:
Courtney Ruiz, Rebecca White, Wade Moseley, Eryn Stephenson, Kaytlin French, Joey Hennigan, Zac Hennigan, Skylar Jamison, and Matt Jamison.

Brother, Chuck Tindol of White Oak

Also a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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


Mrs. Lucille Fountain, 91, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
Lucille was born on August 6, 1919, in Shelby County, Texas, to James Add and Elizabeth Rector Hilliard .

Lucille was a lifetime member of Springhill Baptist Church. She loved reading her bible, entertaining company and enjoyed working at Memorial Hospital in the Housekeeping Department for over 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Ervin Fountain, sister, Juanita Kelly, brothers, Homer Hilliard, and Howard Hilliard.

She is survived by her sons; Ervin Gail Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Roy Gene Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandsons, Shawn Fountain and wife Kim of Garrison, Texas, Ryan Fountain and wife Racheal of Nacogdoches, Texas, Mike Fountain and wife Twyla of Zwolle, Louisiana, Byron Fountain and wife Lisa of Converse, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Tyler Fountain, Casey Forrest, Wesley Forrest, Katie Fountain, Bethany Fountain, Corey Fountain, and Drew Fountain; and a special niece; Macil Wheeler.

Memorial donations may be made to Springhill Baptist Church 1648 CR 384, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Bro. Don Chumley officiating. Intermwnt will follow at Swift Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas.


08/23/2010

Infant Daisy Lizette Hernandez, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Shreveport, LA .

Graveside Services are Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 4pm at Fairview Cemetery, in Center, TX with Carmelo Dominguoes officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 2pm until service time at Mangum Funeral Home

She was born August 22, 2010 to parents Cynthia Hernandez & Salvador Sanches.

She is survived by:

Mother:
Cynthia Hernandez

Father:
Salvador Sanches

Grandparents:
Alfredo & Maria Elena Sanches
Yesenia Vin

Aunts & Uncles: Estela Sanches, Mario Sanches, Eva Sanches, Albert Hernandez, & Gladys Hernandez

Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you."

Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford.

Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford's son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley, Linda, and Vicki B.

Memorials may be made to the Van and Loyce Samford Scholarship at SFASU Alumni Association, Box 6096 SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

"While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So, in life and in death, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jimmy Wayne Carroll, 58, of Center passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Shelbyville. He was born April 12, 1952 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll. Jimmy was an apostolic evangelist and a member of the Apostolic Church of God in Lewisville, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Watson & sons Chapel with Cletus Fitzgerald and Bill Higgenbotham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rebecca Carroll of Center

Daughters:
Anna Smith of Center
Jamie Smith of Center
Belinda Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Son, Timothy Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Brandi Carroll, Ashley Carroll and Tim Carroll

Brothers:
David Carroll
Eddie Carroll
Jerry Carroll

Sister, Vera Shelton

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll
Sister, Charlotte Carroll

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


Doris Hazel Williams McGilberry, 86, of Broaddus passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010, in Beaumont, Texas.

Doris was born to Arrener (Wagstaff) Williams and Elbert (Jack) Williams on November 16, 1923 in White City, Texas. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Lawrence McGilberry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton. Visitation will be held on August 24, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

Survivors include: Daughter: Linda Longino and her husband, Bob of Broaddus; Son: Glenn McGilberry and his wife, Donna of Silsbee; Sister-in-Law: Mary Williams of Lufkin; Grandchildren: Kevin Allbritton, John Allbritton, Coyt Longino, Ashley McGilberry and Christopher McGilberry, along with 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence McGilberry; her parents, Jack and Arrener Williams; sister, Gladys Tarver and brother, Belvia (Bill) Williams.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Ricky Tanton, Joey Whitmire, Kevin Allbritton, and Coyt Longino


Melba Youngblood, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. John Bender and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 10, 1917 to John Henry and Annie Catherine (Williams) Brown. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center and the Eastern Star for 50 years. Mother and Dad loved to fish and travel to the mountains, she loved going to Golden Harvest and the Senior Citizens Social Club. She loved flowers and loved her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Annie Brown, Husband, Joe Youngblood and Brother, Elvin Brown.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Janis Doggett & husband, Tommy of Center

Granddaughter: Sonya Parker & husband, John David

Great Grandson: Christopher “Joey” Parker & fiancé, Alesia Shubert

Great Great Grandson: C.J. Parker

Great Great Granddaugter: Michaela Leanne Parker

Special Friend: Pat Sherman

Numerous other relatives

Pallbearers:
Robby Parker, Wesley Parker, Jimmie Rey Youngblood, Dowell Youngblood, Wayne Mays and Ronnie Wilkins

Honorary Pallbearer: Jack Sherman

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


08/22/2010

Olga Hope (Johns) Edwards, age 95 of Center passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Family requested a cremation and no services are planned at this time.

Olga was born March 19, 1915 in New Orleans, LA to parents;
Dr. Foster Matthew Johns and Olga Caroline (Wenck) Johns who precede her in death. She retired from Sears and Roebuck after many years of service. Mrs.Olga Edwards was the oldest living member of the First Methodist Church in Tenaha.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Edwards, Sr.,
grandson, Christopher Edwards, sister, Louise Roth and special friend, James “Jimmy” Carter.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Olga “Ollie” McDonald & husband, Doyle “Buzz” of the Paxton Community
Joseph G. Edwards, Jr. of Center
Carolyn Mae Mayes & husband, Bill of Bryan, TX
Joanne Hope Johnson & husband, Rob of Pennsylvania

Daughter-in-law:
Rosalie Edwards of Metairie, LA

Grandchildren:
Charmaine Vines & husband, Jerry of Sugarland
Jared Kelley & wife, Minh of Hallsville
Suzanne Pareti & husband, Andrew of Metairie, LA
Kenneth Edwards & wife, Kellie of Metairie, LA
Jamie McCauley & wife, Leigh of Bryan
Jennifer McCauley & Scott Slater of Senaca, PA

Also 11 Great Grandchildren

Brother:
Foster Matthew Johns, Jr. and wife Elmiere of New Orleans, LA

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


08/20/2010

Homegoing Celebration in Honor of Mrs. Limmie Neale Eaden-Lister 79, of Center, Texas will be August 24, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas with Rev. R.L. Cotton Officiating. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery. Mrs. Limmie Lister was born June 5, 1931 in Center, Texas to Mr. McNeal & Mrs. Clabie Booth-Eaden. Mrs. Lister was a Retired Educator for the Shelbyville ISD. She was Married to the late Mr. Vinnie S. Lister who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lister Passed away August 19, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mrs. Lister is survided by 2 Sons Vernon Lister of Harker Heights, TX and Kenneth Lister of The Colony, TX; 1 Daughter Charlotte Lister-Ford of Sunnyvale, TX; Three Sistes Pauline Edwads of Center, Leacy Brown of Houston, and Learldine Earl of Victoria, One brother Dewall Eaden of Houston. Visitation will be Monday August 23, 2010 at the Sid Roberts Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon Until 5:00 P.M. Followed by a wake from 6:00 P.M. Until 8:00 P.M. at The Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted the the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home


Ora Lea Carroll, age 82 of Joaquin passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, August 23, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday morning from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. We will leave in a procession at 9:30am to Strong Cemetery.

She was born January 25, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to parents, Robert M. & Nettie O. (Estes) Chambliss. She is a member of the Joaquin Congregation of Jehova’s Witnesses.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Felix Carroll, parents; Robert & Nettie Chambliss, 2 sons; Johnny Mac Carroll & Danny Carroll, sister; Syble Heath and brother; Thomas Chambliss.

She is survived by:
3 Daughters:
Linda K. Carroll of Logansport, LA
Laura A. Sceife & husband, Mike of Shreveport, LA
Jackie S. Keith & husband, Jimmy of Lufkin

1 Son:
Stephen Carroll & wife, Connie of Joaquin

2 Daughters-in-law:
Betty Carroll of Joaquin
Susan Burke of Shreveport, LA

10 Grandchildren
14 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Bennie Chambliss & wife, Betsy of Joaquin
2 Sisters: Catherine McGee of Joaquin and Lois Hass & husband, T.J. of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Charlie Carroll, Gary Ray Barber, Jimmy Carroll, Derek Samuels,
John Price & Chris Price

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


Danny Carroll, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Center.  He was born June 11, 1947 in Logansport, Louisiana to Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll.  Danny was a member of the East Texas Chopper Guys.

At the family’s request, Mr. Carroll has been cremated.  Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty Carroll of Joaquin

Son, Charlie Carroll of Joaquin

Daughters:
Danielle Smith & husband Mike of Center
Susan Carroll Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Sunshine Carroll, Cutter Smith, Cameron Carroll, Morgan Carroll, and Cody Martin

Brother, Steve Carroll

Sisters:
Laura Scaife, Linda McDonald, and Jackie Price

Also numerous other relatives

Special Friends:
Jerry Hunter
Rodney & Gearline Dean

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll
Brother, Johnny Mack Carroll

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Jeanette Willoughby, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1946 in Shiner, Texas to Edwin Walleck and Hattie Riha Walleck.

At the family’s request, Mrs. Willoughby has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

She is survived by:

Husband, Billy C. Willoughby of Center

Son, Stephan Avary of Amity, Arkansas

Step-Sons:
Larry Willoughby of Houston
Billy G. Willoughby of Houston

Step-Grandchildren:
Cody Willoughby, Sarah Willoughby, Michael Willoughby, and Heath Willoughby

Sister, Sylvia Valerio of Katy

Brother, Dennis Walleck of Austin

Six Nieces, Two Nephews

Also numerous other relatives

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


Kathrine “Kathy” (Sherrod) Wilburn, age 69 of Vidor passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, August 22, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jacob Casey, Bro. Lamar Denby & Bro. Jesse Wright officiating.
Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Saturday, 3pm to 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

She was born September 14, 1940 in Shelby County to parents, Burnis Wright & Anna Lee (Andrews) Sherrod. She was a member of the Caney Creek Open Door Church in Vidor. Mrs. Wilburn worked for Vidor High School for 32 years where she was the Cafeteria manager.

She is preceded in death by her parents, B.W. & Anna Sherrod,
Husband, Kenneth Wilburn, Son, Randall Wilburn and an infant brother.

She is survived by:
Husband, Willard Philmon, Sr. of Vidor

Son, Ralph Wilburn & wife, Melissa of Vidor

Sister, Bonnie Kaemmerling & husband, David of Lufkin
Granddaughter, April Rene’ Wilburn of Livingston, LA
Step Granddaughter, Summer Nichole Lewis of Carthage, Mississippi
1 Great Grandson, Greg Harper, Jr.
4 Step-Children:
Willard Philmon, Jr. & wife, Glenda of Vidor
Mark Philmon, Sr. & wife, Pete of Vidor
Lynette Shafer & husband, Robert of Buna
Roy Philmon of Orange
Step Grandchildren:
Mark “Corky” Philmon, Jr. of Vidor
Nickie Philmon
Kayla Reed
Billy Woodward

Numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends

Special pet, her dog named Sassy

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


Nathan Glenn Robinson, 52, was born on January 26, 1958 to Lynn and JoAnn Robinson. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2010. He worked for 13 years at Grumann and for the past 12 years was employed by Port City Cabinet Works as a machinist. He was an avid fisherman. He loved bowling and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; son, William; son’s mother, Mary; and step-daughters, Jessica and Ashley. Nathan is also survived by his father, Lynn, step-mother, Dee; other mother, Peggy; sisters, Sandy, Lynda and Lisa, and their families; brother, Eric; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546.

The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Hebert officiating. He will be buried near his mother after a graveside service at Short Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 in Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or contact Lynda Sharp to donate to “William Robinson Trust”.

Condolences may be sent to the Robinson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

Graveside Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


08/18/2010

Billy Wayne Anderson of Joaquin passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. He was born July 26, 1955 in Center to Billy J. Anderson and Margie Lowe Anderson. Billy was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Sabart, Christopher Sabart, Randy Bonner, James Greer, Steve Permenter and Charles Ray Anderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Buren Lowe.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christie Anderson of Joaquin

Daughters: Cari Spinks of Waco; Angie Moore and husband of Midlothian

Grandchildren: Aiden more and Adleigh Moore

Mother: Margie Anderson of Joaquin

Brother: Charles Ray Anderson of Joaquin

Step-Sons:

David Sabart of Houston; Christopher Sabart of Hibbing, Minnesota

Aunts: Patsy Lowe of Joaquin; Bonnie Dicks of Nacogdoches

Uncle: Buren Lowe & wife Mary Ellen of Joaquin

Preceded in death by: Father, Billy J. Anderson

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


08/17/2010

Norma “Tump” Latham Stewart, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Henderson nursing home. She was born April 7, 1926 in Shelby County to William Pearl Latham and Annie E. Brittain Latham. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Elizabeth Stewart Haynes of Overton

Granddaughter, Tamara Haynes Rhoades & husband Charles of Overton

Great Granddaughter, Addison Klair Rhoades of Overton

Also a number of nieces & nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Pearl Latham & Annie E. Brittain Latham
Husband of 53 years, R.T. Stewart
One Brother, Three Sisters

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


08/16/2010

Graveside service for Kenneth Edwards, 53, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 19, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. J. W. Samford officiating.  Mr. Edwards passed away August 16, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 17, 1957, in Center, TX, Kenneth Edwards was the son of Effie Joy (Smith) Edwards and the late Jake Edwards.  He was a logger in the timber industry.

Survivors include his mother Effie Edwards of Timpson; sisters Jean McFadden of Timpson, Janis Kay Gregston of Nacogdoches, and Mary Kathy Myers of Nacogdoches; and  numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  In addition to his father Jake Edwards, Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Faye Fleming.

Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 18, 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.


Our beloved Laura Marie Dunne, 60 of Austin was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 13, 2010. Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by Father; Phillip Joseph Hupy of Houston, Texas.

Survived by her Husband; Gary Miller, Daughter; Mary Dunne, Son; Phillip Dunne all of Austin, her Mother; Roberta Georgiana Hupy of Houston, Tx., 4 Brothers; Jim Hupy of Knoxville, TN., Blaise Hupy, Mark Hupy and Guy Hupy all from Houston, Texas

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


Norma McGhen Hutto, 57, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born January 23, 1953 in Nacogdoches to Leonard Belsha and Mertie Walker Belsha. Ms. Hutto was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Burns, Dan Hodge, Chris Dockens, Steve Channel, Mike McGhen, Dean Wright and Charles MCGhen. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Raymond, Carlton Harkness and Bill Whitley.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Pam Sowell & husband Michael of Center

Son, Charles McGhen of Center

Daughter, Misti Thornton & husband Richard of Campti, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Lynn Burns, Bethanie McGhen, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell, Brittanie Thornton, Mersadeez Thornton, Jazmin Thornton and Skylar Thornton.

Mother, Mertie Belsha of Center

Sister, Geraldine McGhen & husband Mike of Center

Nephew, Leonard Michael McGhen & wife Melissa of Center

Great Nephews:
Ashton Gaige McGhen of Center
Ethan Aaric McGhen of Center

Great Niece, Rebekah Paige McGhen of Center

Preceded in death by:
Father, Leonard Belsha
Husband, Arthur McGhen
Brother-in-Law, Paul McGhen
Grandson, Clayton McGhen

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


Elroy Yarbrough was born October 18, 1954 to Inez McClendon Yarbrough and the late Herbert Yarbrough. Elroy is preceded in his passing by brothers Herbert Lee and Floyd Yarbrough.

Elroy united with New Hope CME Church at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High school.

In 1975 Elroy joined hands in marriage to Diane Roberts and to this marriage one son was born. Elroy was a dedicated, loyal and loving family man. He was a full time son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend. He was a hard working and dedicated employee for the Weatherford Company of Timpson. He will truly be missed by all.

Elroy leaves to cherish his memory; a loving, loyal and dedicated wife, Diane Yarbrough ;a loving, loyal and dedicated son, Eric Yarbrough and wife Angela of Oklahoma;(special sons) Cedric Grace of Timpson and Terry Washington of Timpson, Roderick Grace, Remwick Wilkins, TaRay, MacShane, Demetris Mosley, Tyrez Scourton, Rodney Scourton, Tristian Evan, Dewayne Johnson, Roderick Roland of Timpson; daughter, Diane Christopher and James of Nacogdoches; (special daughter) Kelli Wadsworth of Oklahoma; his mother, Inez Yarbrough of Tyler; sister Margie Williamson and husband Roy of Tyler; brothers Willie D. Yarbrough of Timpson; Donald Yarbrough and wife Rose of Timpson; (special brother) Gerald Wayne Bruton of Timpson; Grandkids, Zedric Grace of Timpson, Jacob, Kiera Donavan and Aaryka all of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Bruton, Billy Wayne Thomas, Tracy Young, James Tutt, Kenneth Goodwin, Douglass Mosley.

Funeral Arrangements will be under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be August 14, 2010 at 1:00pm at New Hope CME church, Pastor Cedric Grace officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Timpson, TX.


08/14/2010

Martha McDaniel, 91 of Timpson, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service for Martha Bryan McDaniel was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.. Mrs.

Born September 3, 1918, in Holmes County, Florida, Martha McDaniel was the daughter of the late William Early and Callie Donna Birge Bryan. She was an accomplished seamstress and had designed many pageant dresses for girls in the Longview area.

Survivors include her daughters Opal Jean Slater and husband James of Altoona, Florida; Eloise Hanlon of Columbus, Georgia; Helen Gayle Pate and husband Robert of Timpson; and Vina Hilburn and husband Jerry of Timpson; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Martha McDaniel was preceded in death by her husbands, daughter Betty Joyce Lambert, her brothers, and her sisters.

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.


08/13/2010

Regina Lynn Sanders Lee passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 in Stockton, California. Regina was born April 9, 1962 to Jeffrie and Revatta Sanders in Center, TX. She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Oretha Sanders. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Stockton, CA. She is survived by:

Husband: William Lee of Stockton, CA
Children: Lamar Lee of Stockton, CA
Lamont Lloyd of Los Angeles, CA

Brothers: Jerry K. Sanders of Warner Robins, GA
Alvin Sanders of Stockton, CA
Johnny R. Sanders of Center, TX

Sisters: Laura Sanders of Oakland, CA
Linda Sanders Taylor of Nash, TX
Velma Jackson Young of Stockton, CA
Louise Westbrook of Big Spring, TX


08/12/2010

Donald Ray Belrose, 51, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born January 4, 1959 in Port Arthur to Robert Belrose and Martha Ruth Green Belrose. Donald loved to hunt. He also loved to work on guns and was a licensed gunsmith.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Robert W.& Martha Belrose of Center

Brother, Bobby Belrose & wife Charlotte of Lumberton

Nieces & Nephews:
Stoney Belrose, Shanique Belrose, and Jamie Belrose

Uncles:
Jimmy Belrose of Sardis
A.B. Belrose of Port Neches

Aunt, Bonnie Belrose of Sardis

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Uncle, Forrest Belrose

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


08/11/2010

Donald Jones, 61, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his residence.

A Private Family Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 6, 1949 in Shelby County to Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones, Sister, Barbara Jones Waller and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Billie & Mittie O’Rear.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Reneta O’Rear Jones of Huxley

Daughter: Natalie Jones Oswalt & husband, Kreig of Tenaha

2 Sons:
Joez Jones & wife, Stephanie of Shelbyville
Richard Allen Jones of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Melissa K. Jones, Rachel A. Jones & their Mother, Pam Goodwin
Kaleb & Karoline Oswalt
Dakota, Taylor, & Dallas Jones

Sisters:
Helen Sanford & husband, Oswald of Center
Billie Wall of Center
Patsy Peace & husband, Monk of Center
Jo Norris of Spring
Linda Foreman & husband, Bobby of Humble
Mary Walker of Center
Rose Jones of Center

Brothers:
Sammy Jones & wife Joy of Center
Bobby Jones of Center
David Jones of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Valerie & Mac Warren of Center

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Sammy & Yvonne O’Rear of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Tony Wall, Roy Peace, Micky Jones,
Rusty Jones, Matt Jones & Bruce Jones

In Lieu of Flowers family request donations can be made to one of the following Smith Cemetery Fund or Wimberly Cemetery Fund.

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


08/10/2010

Sheila Powell was born December 29, 1946 in Center, Texas and died August 4, 2010 in Beaumont, Texas after a short illness

She was a 1965 graduate of Shelbyville High School, atended SFA and was formerly employed by Southwestern Bell. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Nederland, Texas.

She is survived by Mike Faucheaux; parents James and Juanice Powell; brother Greg Powell of Shelbyville; brother and wife Tim and Donna Powell of Odessa, Texas; and two nephews.

A memorial is planned for the family in Port Arthur, Texas.


08/09/2010

Bettye Cox, 72, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010. She was born August 21, 1937 in Joaquin to Wilburn Hancock and Julia Huff Hancock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lafayette.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Hiram Thomas Melton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ernest Cox of Lafayette, Louisiana

Sons:
Wilburn "Buddy" Cox & wife Connie of Picayune, Mississippi
Philip Cox & wife Vickie of Spring

Grandchildren:
Ryan, Seth & Megan

Great Gradchildren:
Chloe & Bryce

Sister-in-Law, Bonnie Royal & husband Chan of Houston

Aunt, Ester Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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


Albert Cook, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 14, 1934 to Bryan and Helen (Mooney) Cook. He served the Air Force as a Staff Sgt for seven years. He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Bryan & Helen Cook of Washburn, Missouri, Beloved Wife of 50 Years, Barbara Ann Cook of Joaquin, Texas and Granddaughter, Katherine Cook of Brenham, Texas

He is survived by:
Brother: Donald Cook and Wife, Clara of Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Sister : Mary Ellen Duis and Husband, Loren of Fairbury, Nebraska

4 Children
Son: James Alan Cook, age 52 and wife, Rebecca of Brenham, Texas
Son: Johnny Bryan Cook, age 49 and wife, Angie of Troutman, North Carolina
Daughter: Loretta D’Ann Anderson, age 48 and husband, Robert of Houston, Texas
Son: Jerry Michael Cook, age 46 and wife, Annette of Joaquin, Texas

14 Grandchildren: (who called him Grandpa)
Jimmy, Bryan, Christopher, Kristina and Clarissa Cook of Brenham, Texas
J.T. & Cory Cook of Troutman, North Carolina
Aaron & fiancée Tina, Ashley & fiancée Angel, Adam and April Anderson of Houston, Texas
Andrea & husband, Brandon of Houston, Texas
Spencer and Marckus Cook of Joaquin, Texas

2 Great Grandchildren
Lexus Nicole and Leanna Grace of Brenham, Texas

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews

Family Requested Memorial Contributions be made to Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas, 75954.

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


Tommy William Pavlock, 48, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born November 8, 1961 in Houston to Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock. Mr. Pavlock loved to rebuild and race hot rods.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tony Henry, Carl Johnson, Joey Castillo, Christopher Vasquez, Robert Vasquez, and Matthew Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Channel, Tony Smith, Jr., Will Reynolds, Fred Spivey, and Nathan Cheshire.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Christina Channel & husband Shane of Tenaha
Tracey Pavlock & fiancé Will Reynolds of Center
Ashley Pavlock & fiancé Tony Smith, Jr. of Tenaha

Son, Thomas Pavlock & fiancé Brittany Harris of Tenaha

Mother of his Children, Felicia Haessly of Tenaha

Son-in-Law, Tony Henry of Tenaha

Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Raymond & Elouise Cruz of Conroe

Brother, Harold Pavlock & wife Jana of Westville, Oklahoma

Sister, Rhonda Poole & husband Jason of Caldwell

Grandchildren:
Alyssa, Brandon, Katelynn, Lindsey, Mackenzie, Kylie, and Riley

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock

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


Hoyt Wayne Cox, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born December 1, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Larry B. Cox and Viola McCormick Cox. Mr. Cox was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jeff Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Pierce, Zach Mason, Adam Mason, Rob Becks, James Leggett and Jerry Swift. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Conley.

He is survived by: Wife, Joyce Cox of Joaquin

Special Companion, Pootie

Children;
Larry Cox and wife Cassie of Joaquin
Leslie Windham and husband David of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Nikki Cox, Jacob Cox, Lane BAtes, and Trace Windham

Sister, Regina Rivers and husband Kenneth of Zwolle, Louisiana

Brother-in-law;
Stanley Davis of Toledo Town, Louisiana
Bill Mason Jr. and Wife Stacey of Joaquin

Special Cousins; Callie Jean, Cootsie and Barbara

Also a host of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Larry B. and Viola Cox
Sisters, Dianne Davis and Wanda Cox

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


08/08/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand, age 72, of the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Hildebrand passed away on Sunday morning, August 8, 2010, in Henderson.

Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand was born on September 30, 1937, in Bluff City, Arkansas to Clyde Henry and Doris Jane Gillespie Hildebrand. He graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Arkansas and attended Draughn Business College in Shreveport. Mr. Hildebrand served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He worked for Don Griffith Construction for many years and later worked as a self employed oil field contractor before retiring. He had lived for the past 20 years in the Paxton Community, moving there from Carthage. Mr. Hildebrand was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jemima Hildebrand; and one brother, Bennie Hildebrand.

Mr. Hildebrand is survived by his son, Mike Hildebrand and wife Tracy of Carthage; his daughter, Connie Norris and husband Mike of the Old Center Community; four brothers, Larry, Melvin, Rex, and David Hildebrand; two sisters, Betty Henry and Phyllis Mann; four grandchildren, Aaron Boyce and wife Lisa, Heather Thompson and husband Robert Wayne, Curtis Norris, and Hannah Hildebrand; and one great-grandchild, Zoey Thompson. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mr. Hildebrand.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin McAlister, Todd Kirkland, Jay Blissett, Mike Norris, Daniel Mann, and Melvin Hildebrand.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter Office, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


08/06/2010

Donald Thornton, 59, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Memorial Health Systems in Lufkin.

Donald was born to Marie (White) Thornton and L.T. Thornton on July 19, 1951, in Center, Texas. He was an Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a devoted 25 year member of the Central Volunteer Fire Department,serving as Fire Chief for 20 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, interment will follow in the Macune Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Fire Department Chaplain Ross Black.

Visitation will begin Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 12 Noon up until 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972.

His survivors include: Wife: Jean Thornton of Lufkin; Sons: James Thornton and David Thornton, both of Lufkin; Daughter: Donna Thornton of Lufkin; Father: L.T. Thornton of San Augustine; Twin Brother: Ronald Thornton of Chireno; Ray Thornton of San Augustine; Lynn Thornton of San Augustine; Tom Thornton of San Augustine; Charles "Hoss" Thornton of San Augustine; Hollis Thornton of San Augustine; William (Bud) Thornton of San Augustine; Sisters: Ida Butler of San Augustine; Patsy Thornton of San Augustine; Mary Wall of Newton and Peggy Brown of Chireno; Mother-in-law: Vivian Cogbill of Jasper.

He was preceded in death in death by his mother, Marie Thornton in 1971.

Pallbearers Serving will be Members of the Central Volunteer Fire Department which include: Ernest "Shorty" Wilson, Dennis Cochran, Kevin Black, Angie Black, Garland Bates, and Justin Russell. Honorary Pallbearers will include the complete membership of the Central Volunteer Fire Department.

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


Jan McDonald, 68, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, August 5, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  She was born August 17, 1941 in Kilgore to Wilson Paul Almokary and Melba Lucille Cox Almokary.  Mrs. McDonald was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by: Husband, Kendall McDonald of Tenaha

Sons:
Billy Martin & wife Michelle of Austin
Keith Martin & wife Beverly of Tenaha

Daughter, Kenda Faires & husband Randy of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Brittany Martin, Logan Martin, Krystal Martin, Kaylan Martin, Kelly Martin, D.K. Faires, Cody Faires, and Jacob Faires

Sister, Debbie Keigley of Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Cousin, Gloria Dickinson of Longview

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mable Lucille Packwood

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


0805/2010

James "Butch" Henry, 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his home. He was born June 7, 1949 in Shelby County to Howard Henry and Helen Newberry Henry. Mr. Henry was a member Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith, Jeremy Whitton, Monte Dale Griffith, Wyatt Wright, Micah Griffith and David Spratley.

He is survived by:

Wife, Fay Henry of Center

Daughter, Angela Tomlin & husband Daniel of Center

Son, Jamie Henry & wife Shellie of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Whitnee Tomlin, Marissa Tomlin, Hunter McSwain, Drew Henry and Macee Henry

Also a host of nieces and nephews

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


08/04/2010

Lawton Thompson, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his residence.

No services are planned at this time. His wishes were to be cremated.

He was born July 1, 1928 in Eastland, Texas to Newton Thompson and Millie (Seabourn) King.  He worked for the US Postal Service for many years.  He served in the US Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Newton Thompson and Millie King.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mary Thompson of Huxley

2 Sons:
Mark Thompson of Athens
Mike Thompson & wife, Ruth of Blanchard, LA

Grandchildren:
Krystal M. Clements of Abilene
Rocky Joe Thompson of Cisco
Randy Thompson of Shelbyville
Anne M. of Bossier City

Great Grandchildren:
Tessa M. Clements of Abilene
Terra M. Clements of Abilene
Braden J. Thompson of Cisco
Adriana of Bossier City

Brother: Lelton Thompson of Abilene

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


Donald Wayne Moore, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Center nursing home. He was born March 8, 1939 in Palestine to E.E. Moore and Pearl Claiborn Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Roselawn Cemetery in Palestine with Bro. Rickey King officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Ronnie Moore of Lufkin
Don Wayne Moore & wife Regina of Center

Daughters:
Debbie Dement & husband Harold of Rusk
Donna Lanier of Rusk

Sister, Erma Bartee of Lake Jackson

Brothers:
Albert Oliphant of Alto
Harold Oliphant of Austin
Charles Oliphant of Tyler

Eight Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.E. Moore & Pearl Claiborn Moore
Brother, Clifford Moore and Howard Moore
Sister, Jean Gammage
Step Mother, Janey Moore

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


Loice Ann Gonzalez passed away July 21, 2010 in Tyler. She was born April 9, 1957 in Splendora to Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Ms. Gonzalez’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:

Son, Raymond E. Gonzalez & wife Nora of Joaquin

Daughter, Christine Ann Gonzalez & husband Cedric of Houston

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Bobby L. Fults passed away September 16, 2009 in Houston. He was born May 18, 1962 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Lloyd Fults and Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Mr. Fults’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Graveside service for Johnie Allen Parks, 54, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Pastor Charleston Johnson officiating. Mr. Parks passed away August 03, 2010, in Timpson.

Born March 12, 1956, in Houston, TX, Johnie Allen Parks was the son of the late Allen Curtis Parks and Joy Eldredge Parks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during Desert Storm, and was a flight engineer on KC-10’s.

Survivors include his sons Johnny Parks, Jr., and wife Nicole of Pflugerville, TX, and Shane Parks and wife Amber of Tulsa, OK; daughter Portia Johnson and husband Charleston of Timpson; mother Joy Eldredge Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; brother Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 8 grandchildren: Kayla, Jonathon, and Addison Parks; Braden, Gage, and Seth Allen Parks; and Jaden and Jaidah Johnson.

In addition to his father, Johnie Parks was preceded in death by his sister Donna Parks Bailey.

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.


08/03/2010

Ariel Marie Williams, of Center, passed away August 1, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. She was born August 1, 2010 to Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams.

Graveside services will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Father Jose Louis Vidarte and Jerry Green officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams of Center

Grandparents:
Mary & Royce Williams of Center
Robert & Peggy Nichols of Center

Aunts & Uncles:
Justin Williams & Tori
Judd Nichols
Michael Nichols
Jaclyn & Doug Eaves

Cousins:
Ayden Eaves and Khloe Williams

Numerous Great Grandparents and other family members

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


Kenneth Hughes, 75 of Center, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born September 17, 1934 in Shelby County to Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathright Hughes. Mr. Hughes was the owner and operator of Hughes Wrecker Service, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, August 5, 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, James Hagler, Jason Blunt, Tom Kimbro, Derek Barbee, and Bo Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Eaves and Zack Warr.

He is survived by:

Grandsons:
Terry Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittnay, Austin, Brittney, Tyler, Taylor, & Gracie

Brother:
Johnny Hughes & wife Jimmie of Jasper
Billy Don Hughes & wife Janice of Center
Richard Hughes & wife Rita of Center

Sister, Mary Grace Hughes

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Delores Hughes
Daughter, Tonja Sue Folsum
Parents, Theron & Thelma Hughes
Brothers: J.T., Jack, Alton & Bob

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


James David Agnew, 66 of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana died on Monday, August 2, 2010, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

He was born Thursday, October 28, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana,
 
He was a 32nd dgree Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Modell Agnew; step son, Ryan Wayne Neel.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Mitchell Agnew of Pleasant Hill, LA.; son, James  David "Bud"  Agnew II and wife Kate of San Diego , CA.; daughter, Tina D. Agnew Long  of Center, TX.; step-daughters, Shelli Neel Dockens and husband Donald of Robeline, LA, and Angela Neel Free of Belmont, LA.; grandsons, Cason Lane, Trevor Wade Dockens and Logan Ryan Free; granddaughters, Sierra Nicole Dockens, Alexis Paige Free, and Hilary Savannah Neel; aunt, Lolette Agnew Balkom of Huntsville, TX; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Manshack and Rev. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, LA.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com


Billie Joe Sapp Sr., 77, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010, in Conroe, Texas. Billie was born Saturday, June 24, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, to the late Luther Sapp and Mamie (Fleming) Sapp. Billie was preceded in death by his daughter, Lu Leatice Sapp.

Billie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Maxyne Sapp; children, Mayre Beaty and husband Joe of Huffman, TX and Billie Joe Sapp, Jr. of Huffman, TX, grandchildren, Misti Beaty Sak and Brian, David Sapp and Rachel, Dustan Sapp, Kristi Beaty Bell and Christopher, Rhonda Sapp Mitchell and Kenneth; great grandchildren, Lilly Sak and Landon Sapp. Numerous other loving family members and friends.

Visitation for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow in the Huffman Cemetery in Huffman, TX. Johnny Price officiating.

Pallbearers will be Russell Thompson, Les Wooley, Robert Beaty, Marvin Sikes, David Plunkett and Randy Herndon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimbo Williamson, Roy Wooley, James House and Buck Sloan.

All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas.


08/02/2010

Barry Charles "Chuck" Nance was born in Grand Saline, Texas, on April 15, 1947, to James and Winnie (Ponder) Nance. He entered into rest in San Augustine, Texas, on August 1, 2010, attaining the age of 63 years, 3 months and 17 days.

Chuck was a member of Antioch Church of God. During the Vietnam war he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #9313 in San Augustine and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Antioch Church of Christ in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw and Darwin Roraback.

His survivors include: Daughter and Son-In-Law: April Franco and her husband, Jeremy of New Orleans, La; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Kenneth Nance and his wife, Shannon of Jefferson; Children of whom he raised: Crystal Foshee of Natchitoches, La; Marty Hutto of Natchitdoches, La; Priscilla Bynog of Natchitoches, La; Parents: James & Winnie Nance of San Augustine Brothers; Frank Nance and his wife, Joann of San Augustine; Kenneth Nance of San Augustine; John Nance and his wife, Phyllis of Jefferson; Sister: Wendy Looney and her husband, Andy of Jefferson, along with 10 grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

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


Samantha Myrle Moore, 41, of Center, passed away Saturday July 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.  She was born August 18, 1968 in Houston to James Barron Moore and Jerrie Ann Chandler Moore.  Ms. Moore was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Travis Moore, Randy Allgood, Bobby Allgood, Austin Gregory, Tom Chandler II, and Larry Allgood.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bishop and James Mangan.

She is survived by:

Mother, Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center

Son, Yance Flores of Center

Fiance, Vincent Longoria of Palacios

Sister, Carrie Lynn Moore of Center

Nephew, Matthew Trevino of Center

Niece, Savannah Trevino of Center

Great Niece, Haeli Frances Gregory

Aunts & Uncles:
Evelyn Frazer, Tom Chandler, Noble Chandler, Alice Ansley, Ruth & Jack Bishop, Dennis & Sandra Moore

Cousins, Travis , Lisa, Bobbie Ray, Janet Darlene, Cynthia, Terrie Lynn, Mona Frances, Bobby L., Larry, Randy, Tom Curtis, Candy and Allison.

Preceded by:
Father, James Barron Moore
Grandmother, Myrle Chandler
Yance’s Father, Timothy Duane Flores

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


08/01/2010

Janet Brown, 61, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday August 1, 2010 at her home. She was born March 11, 1949 in Houston to Robert Dale Gumm and Geneva Nash Gumm.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnny Mack Brown of Tenaha

Son, Brad LeRoi Willis of Pearland

Daughters:
Shannon Trinette Ritter of Atascosita
Amber Janea Savoy of Pearland
Amy Dawn Kennedy of Searcy, Arkansas
Kim Michelle Headley of Stuttgart, Arkansas

Ten Grandchildren

Mother, Geneva Gumm of Tenaha

Sister, Patricia Ann Lindsey of Marianna, Arkansas

Also a number of other relatives

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


Frances Marie (Jones) Reynolds, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with D.J. Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 3, 1924 to Forrest and Ora (Sumner) Jones. She was a member of the James Church of Christ Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Forrest and Ora Jones, Husband, Raymond Reynolds, Daughter, Diana Reynolds and Brother, Eiland Jones.

She is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law: Elaine & Clyde Hussey of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren:
Laura & Eric Southward of Cedar Hill
Mona & Daniel Dixon of Bethany, LA
Scott & Missy Winkler of Sheveport, LA
Bert Winkler, Jr. of Shreveport, LA
Brian & Stacy Winkler of Shreveport, LA

Number of 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


Graveside service for Marie Horner Shackelford, 84, of Texarkana, TX, formerly of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 02, 2010, in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Mrs. Shackelford passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Texarkana, TX.

Born December 11, 1925, Texarkana, TX, Marie Laverne (Horner) Shackelford was the daughter of the late Parvin and Alpha (Chandler) Horner. She was married to Winfred Shackelford, who preceded her in death on January 27, 1993. She was a homemaker who also worked as a secretary. She was a talented artist and gardener and attended Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brother Bill Horner and wife Mildred of Texarkana, TX; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Monday, August 02, 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


07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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

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07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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


07/30/2010

Services for Ruby Peacock, 93, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends James Boatman and Paul Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Overton Cemetery. Mrs. Peacock died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Kensington, Maryland.

She was born November 9, 1916 in Center, Texas. Ruby Grimsley Peacock attended Crocket Public Schools. She and her husband Walter C. Peacock lived in Center, Texas where she attended business school and worked for AAA office. Their family moved to the Overton/Kilgore area in 1944. Ruby was a member of the First Pentecostal Church where she at one time had 14 years of perfect attendance. She worked at Nardis of Dallas in Kilgore as a seamstress.

Mrs. Peacock is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Beth Peacock of Longview, Texas; three daughters, Delia Russell and her husband Paul of Cypress, Texas, Shelia Peacock of Pasadena, Texas, Eltonette Proctor of Kensington, Maryland; two brothers, Choron A. Grimsley of Center, Texas, Weldon Grimsley of Longview, Texas; one sister, Melba Williams of Center, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-granddaughters as well as nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by her daughter, Melva Gail Peacock on February 21, 2008 and her husband, Walter Cohan Peacock on October 26, 1981.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 6-8 p.m.

Please leave online condolences www.raderfuneralhome.


Ward Allen Sims, Sr., 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 2, 1926 in Shelbyville to Frank Sims and Beatrice Huntington Sims.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Dreka Pentecostal Church with Rev. Kerry Green, Rev. Barry Rankin and Rev. DeWayne Sims officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Chris Vaughn, J.C. Cagle, Carl Davis Smith and Larry Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 Years, Lou Roderick Sims of Shelbyville

Sons:
Allen Sims & wife Deborah of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Randy Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Bennie Sims & wife Barbara of Shelbyville

Daughter, Margie Estes & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister, Shirley Sutton & husband John of Jacksborough

Brother-in-Law, Earl Roderick of Houston

Sister-in-Law, Helen Roderick of Houston

Grandchildren:
Melody Vaughn & husband Chris of Shelbyville
Brent Sims & wife Melinda of Center
Dewayne Sims & wife Crystal of Woden
Jeremy Sims of Shelbyville
Jamie Dutton & wife Angie of Humble
Josh Dutton of Shelbyville
Rick Foehner & wife Kelly of Shelbyville
Scott Sims & wife Kaitlyn of Center
Elizabeth Harvey & husband Steven of Shelbyville
Gina Holly of California
Osha Meyers & husband Danny of Joaquin
Ashley Weir & husband John of Joaquin
Tiffany Estes of Joaquin
Andrea Estes of Joaquin

Special Grandchild, Brittany Lumus of Nacogdoches

Also numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Beatrice Sims
Son, Howard Sims
Brothers, Truman Sims & Frank Sims, Jr.
Sisters, Clausell Owens, Audie May, Nelva Stennett, Melba Shade and Blanche Sims
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/29/2010

Rick Dwayne "Richy" Oliver, Sr., 42, of Timpson, TX, passed away July 29, 2010, in Bronson, TX.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 2, 2010, at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, with Bro. E. J. Adams and Bro. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.

Born July 24, 1968, in Carthage, TX, Rick Oliver, Sr., was the son of the late Riley Bryant Oliver, Jr., and Audrey (Williams) Oliver. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1986, had worked as a parts manager for Foretravel in Nacogdoches, and was currently employed with Cobb Vantress, Inc. in Timpson. Ricky was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his children Rick Oliver, II, Chris Oliver, and Jessica Oliver, all of Timpson and Nicholaus Oliver of Woden, TX; mother Audrey Oliver of Timpson; sisters Cindy Root and Arvin Mackey of Timpson, Laura Drummond and husband Jerald of Houston, and Sara Barrett and Calvin Haynes of Timpson; special nephew Larry Barrett and fiancee’ Kimberly Zamora; special nieces Elizabeth Barrett and son Kyler Dupree and Melanie Martin; Angie Kimbro, mother of Rick, Chris, and Jessica; and numerous other relatives.

Ricky Oliver was preceded in death by his father R. B. Oliver, brother Riley Oliver, III, grandparents Ervin and Ruth Williams and Bryant and Bessie Oliver, uncle Marvin Williams, and special friend Dustin Brown.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. 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.


07/27/2010

Graveside services for Jack Neil Thompson, age 71, of Center, formerly of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 4:00 pm Monday, August 2, 2010 at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville with Rev. William Mims officiating.

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

Mr. Thompson passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 in Center.

He was born March 2, 1939 in Jacksonville, TX.

Mr. Thompson served in the U. S. Navy, was former pastor and member of Bethel Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX. and was an electrician.

He is preceded in death by his mother and step father Willie Mae and Noah Pierce and father Thad Thompson.

Survivors include children Sharla Mae Thompson of Center, John Joseph Thompson of Center, Jack Nathan Thompson of Arizona and Wesley Neil Thompson of Virginia; grandchildren Jax Alexander Turner and Jaeson Arron Turner, both of Center, Jeremy Nathan Thompson of Arizona, and Danielle Elizabeth Thompson of Arizona.

The family will receive friends at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville the day of the service.


James Perry Parker, 65, of Center passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in Houston after a lengthy battle with Crohn’s Disease. He was born December 6, 1944, in Center to Heber C. Parker and Sallie Y. Parker. He was a graduate of Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a past member of the Center Lion’s Club, JC’s, American Heart Association and in 1980 was named Young Citizen of the Year by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

In 1986, he became the sole owner of Parker Brothers Motor Company.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe B. Hooker, Jay Watlington, Darrell Scruggs, Steve Scruggs, John R. Smith, David Scruggs, Reese Doggett, Justin Doggett, David Young and Jimmy Mobley.

He is survived by:
Wife of 28 years, Anne Parker of Center

Son, Brandt Parker and wife Lisa of Austin
Daughters: Lisa Marie Parker of Center; Ashley Parker of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Grandsons: Hunter & Hudson Parker of Austin

Sister: Nancy Parker Pederson and husband Paul of Waco
Aunt: Ellen Love Burrows of Austin
Uncle: Heartsill Young of Fredericksburg
Sister in law: Pat Scruggs and husband David of Deer Park
Brother in law: Reese Doggett and wife Tracy of Houston

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
One special friend, Renee Hubbard of Center
One special niece, Tracy Scruggs of Deer Park

He will be missed by all but will live forever in our hearts.

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


07/25/10

Dewitt Talmage Hite, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Center. He was born June 15, 1916 in Oil City, Texas. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Hite was a member of McClelland Community Church and VFW post #8904.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, July 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Shelby County VFW Post # 8904.

He is survived by: Wife of 74 years, Nira Ivada Hite of Center

Grandchildren: Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston; Michelle Minnick and husband Kurt of Houston; Maurice Tipton and wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Nineteen Great-Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers: Harlan F. Adams of Center; O. F. “Butch” Adams of Shelbyville; James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Sister-in-law, Allie R. Hughes

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton; Son-in-law, Bobby Tipton; Granddaughter, Lisa Marie; Grandson, Richard Tipton
Brothers: Henry D. Hite and Charles Cleburne Adams; Sisters: Frances Courtney and Murlene Baker

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


07/26/10

Memorial graveside service for Robert Howard Hoover, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Dixon Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Mr. Hoover passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born December 20, 1934, in LaRue, TX, Robert Howard Hoover was the son of the late Vadis Howard and Ethel Ophelia (Frazier) Hoover.  He was a graduate of Timpson High School, served in the U.S. Army, and was a pipeliner.

Survivors include son Robert Glen Hoover and wife Karen of Gary, TX; daughters Lisa Geiser and husband George of Branson, MO, and Cheryl Pate and husband Timmy of Timpson; 5 stepchildren: Jerry, David, Eddy, and Kenneth Spurlock and Sudie Jordan; 6 granddaughters: Hanna, Emily, and Melissa Hoover, Rachel and Heather Geiser, and Chelsea Pate; sister Martha Sparks of Timpson; and numerous other relatives.  In addition to his parents, Robert Hoover was preceded in death by wife Sue Hoover.

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.


07/25/10

Margaret Nell Cammack Russell, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 2, 1920 to Dudley D. and Myra (Horn) Cammack. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dudley D. and Myra Cammack, Husband, Simon Russell and Sister and Brother-in-law, Melba and Eric Forbis.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Dudley Russell and wife, Lisa of Katy
Larry Russell and wife, Barbara of Center
Glynn Russell and wife, Sandra of Center

Daughters:
Harriett Russell of Center
Paula Thurmond and husband, Ron of Sugarland
Vicky Russell Hudson of Center
16 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Special Care Givers: Shelia Dixon, Ruth Samford, Audrey Sipes and Ruby Dellinger

Pallbearers: Randy Russell, Dillion Windham, Bret Windham, Gerald Parker, Rodney Collette and Michael Neuwirth

Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Russell, Guy Forbis, Frankie Fitzgerald, Jim Forbes, Travis Tucek, Zack Warr and John Walker

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Center or the Clever Creek Cemetery Fund.

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


07/24/10

Lela Marshburn, age 96, passed away in Twin Lakes Care Center, Saturday, July 24, 2010. She was born in San Augustine County to Thomas Huntington and Irema (Ray) Smith, on September 14, 1913.

Mrs. Marshburn was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jr. Service League of Houston and a member of First Baptist Church of Humble. She was a former resident of San Augustine.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will be Monday July 26, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

Left to cherish her memories are her son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Pat Marshburn of Humble.

Her grandchildren Tad Marshburn and Kathy of Houston; Jody Marshburn and Veronica of humble; Holly Langford and Glenn of Sugarland; Elizabeth Correll and Phil of Medina; Tommy Marshburn, Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren

Visitation will be Saturday evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

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


07/23/10

Jeanette Bush Brothers, 70, passed away July 23, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 29, 1939 in Center to S. E. “Special” Bush and Willie Mae Kimbro Bush. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Brothers was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gerald Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bush, Steven Bush, Randy Bohannon, Tommy Shiflett, Cheyenne Moore and Gary Snider.

She is survived by: Mother, Willie Mae Bush of Center

Daughters:
Peggy Watlington and husband Jasen of Huxley
Penny Jones and husband Wayne of Center

Son, Wayne Gaylon of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Roni Goodwin and husband Jody, Brandi Shiflett and husband Tommy,  Lacy White, Elizabeth Watlington, Linsey Watlington, Gage Watlington, Nathan Jones, Kylee Jones, “Tootie Bug”, Braydon Howard

Seven Great Grandchildren

Brother: Don Bush of Timpson

Special Friend: Jack Mitchell

Preceded in death by: Father, S. E. “Special” Bush, Granddaughter, Dayna Howard, Brother, Ronnie Bush

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


07/22/10

Mr. Clay Elton Byley, age 24, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life early Wednesday morning, July 21st, 2010, in a automobile accident in San Augustine County, Texas.

Clay was born to Pam (Taylor) Graham and Gary Byley on July 8, 1986, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He was employed as a Emergency Room Registration Clerk for Memorial Health System in Lufkin. He was a member of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Byley Family Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Leo Wright and Brandon Wiggins. Visitation will be Friday evening, July 23, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.
Survivors include: His mother: Pam and Charlie Graham of Lufkin; Father: Gary Byley and Vicky Forse of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-Parents: Tommy and Belinda Welch of Pineland; Sister: Brandi Byley of the Chinquapin Community, (San Augustine County); Grandparents: Britt Jolley of Brownwood; and Herbert and Paula Byley of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-sisters: April Mills of Lumberton; Natasha McClelland of Pineland; Kim Whitmire of Pineland; Step-brother: Jonathan Ansley of Brookeland; and cousin: Pam Mott of Dam B, Texas (Jasper County, Texas), along with numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, and  nieces.

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


07/20/10

James Clark Sullivan, 71, of Broaddus, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, in Shreveport.

He was born to the late Flossie (Ponder) Sullivan and Robert Sullivan on October 18, 1938, in Diboll, Texas. He was employed as a Logger in the Timber Industry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 20, 2010, and continue till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: His wife: Mary Sullivan of Broaddus; Sons: James Clark Sullivan, Jr. of Kirbyville, and John Wayne Sullivan of Broaddus. Grandchildren: Cory Daniel Sullivan, Johnathon Sullivan, Amber Sullivan Walker, Jennifer Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan and Morgan Sullivan; Sisters: Hazel Lewis and her husband, Tom of Tyler; Helen Wallace of Junction; Opal Thacker and her husband, Charles of San Augustine; Ovis Wallace of Broaddus; Evelyn Davis and her husband, Doyle of Broaddus; Lorine Sullivan of Houston; Christine Humble of Broaddus and Brenda Riggs and her husband, Henry of Many, La.; Brothers: Don Sullivan and his wife, Tina of Broaddus and Roger Sullivan of Houston

He is preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Sullivan, a daughter, Dolores Sullivan and a son, Brad Sullivan

Pallbearers will be Paul Weatherford, Brent Weatherford, Brock Weatherford, Timothy Weatherford, Timmy Bryan, Wesley Sullivan, Richard Dominey, and Billy Riggs

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


07/20/10

Eula Mae Wilson, 90, of Diboll, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 in Lufkin. She was born January 7, 1920 in Center to John Thomas Bush and Mary Ethel Williams Bush. Ms. Wilson was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Moore officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Mary Ingram & husband Dr. Woody Ingram of Diboll

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Carlyle & husband Dr. Trent Carlyle of Katy
Trey Russell Wood Ingram III & wife Calista of Edmond, Oklahoma

Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Joseph Nathanial Wilson

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


07/20/2010

Kiley Brynn Dearman, age 2 months and 11 days, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 2010 in Crockett, TX to Parents, Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman and Ashley Holloway.

She is preceded in death by her Great Grandparents, Roy Edward Holloway, Andrew Charlie Johnson Jr. and Nancy Elaine Johnson and Cousin, Destiny Paige Holloway.

She is survived by:
Parents:

Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman & Ashley Holloway of Center

2 Brothers:
Jared Mikal & Andrew Riley

Grandparents:
Rita & Wayne Carter of Converse, La
Robert & Rhonda Holloway of Center
Tia Sanchez
James Dearman of Mississippi

Special Great Uncle & Great Aunt:
Nan & Pop

Aunts and Uncles:
Lacretia, Corey, Robby, Jennifer, James, Niki, Thomas, Jamie & Javey,
Jeremy & Dandi, Anita & Bobby and Krista & Michael

Great Grandparents:
Travis & Dorothy Broadway of Center
Maurene Hooper of Reklaw
Evie Holloway of Center

Special Friends:
Ashley Campbell and  Kassie Shields
Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


Christine Marie “Chris” Lee, 60, of Timpson, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born December 25, 1949 to James A. McBoom and Patricia (Rigby) Vaughn.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James McBroom and Patricia Vaughn, Sisters, Kathryn Joyce Shouse and Sheryl and Grandmother, Odelle McBroom.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Cleve Lee of Timpson
5 Children:
Raeanne Williams of Timpson
Christina Davis & husband Carl of Timpson
Tawnia Parker of Angleton
Thomas Lee of Timpson
Cleve Aaron Lee of Timpson
Grandchildren:
Benjamin Williams
Jonathan Williams
Daniel Davis
Rachel Rebels
Zeck Parker
Sisters:
Gail Estes of Nacogdoches
Kathy McBroom Dallas
Sharon Sue Branstein of Dallas
Carolyn Wallace of Etoile
Patty Sue McBroom of Palastine
Uncles:
Alton Rigby of Nacogdoches
Earl Rigby of Huffman
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


07/19/2010

Beatrice Dutton Jacobs, 75 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 27, 1934 in Center to Clifford R. Denby and Versie Viola Denby. Ms Jacobs was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Church out of Shelbyville, with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Matthew Miller, Robbey Dutton, Shain Dutton, and William Dutton.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Susan Sanford and Richard Fausett of Center

Son: Ricky Dutton of Center

9 Grandchildren:
Jamie Dutton
Josh Dutton
Tracy Williams
Misty Parker
William Dutton
Krissy Craig,
Robbey Dutton,
Destani McSwain
Shain Dutton

Step-Grandson, Matthew Miller

Brothers:
Jack Denby and wife Shirley of Tenaha
Bruce Denby and wife Carolyn of Gary

Special Daughter-in-laws:
Mary Dutton Sims of Shelbyville
Laurie Miller of Center
Sondra Dutton of Shelbyville

She is preceded in death by:
Sons: James Dutton, Billy Dutton, and Bobby Dutton
Brothers: Weldon Denby, and Clifford Denby, Jr.
Husband, Howard Dutton

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


07/16/2010

Doris Bush Dickey, age 85 of Center, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, July 18, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Doris was born July 30, 1924 in Joaquin to parents, William Thomas Hinton & Virgie Ann ( Taylor ) Hinton. She was a member of A New Beginning Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; William Thomas & Virgie Ann Hinton, husband; Douglas Bush and husband; Thomas Dickey, Jr., son; James Bradford Bush, grandson & his wife; Jon & Misty Bush, great granddaughter; Macy Bush, sister; Syble Hooper, and brother; Warren Hinton.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law: Taylor & Joann Bush of Joaquin
Daughter & Son-in-law: Mary Ann & Herbert Daw of Center

Grandchildren: Nichole Bush Strauss & husband, Jeff of Maryland; Joseph Bradford Bush of Center

Great Grandchildren: Jona & Megan Strauss of Maryland

Sister: Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Brothers: T.O. Hinton & wife, Bobbie of Beaumont, Jimmy Hinton & wife, Margie of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Waylon Griffith, Steve Tinkle, Randy Hogue, Joe Biggars, Joseph Bush,
Walter Walla, James Mills, Albert Axen, Ed Bush, Richard Hinton, Joe McSwain & M.J. Duke

Family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation, 7756 St. Hwy. 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954

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


07/15/2010

Charles Wayne Boster, of Haughton, LA., passed away.

Services to celebrate the life of Charles Wayne Boster will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm with pastors Mike Anderson and Johnnie Allen officiating. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Dixie Inn at 5:30 pm.

Charles was a member of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA. He was born in Providence, KY, and was a graduate of Athens State College, Athens, AL, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He served as minister of education and administration at various churches in Georgia, Illinois, and Texas. He also served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Center, TX, and as pastor of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. A talented church administrator and religious educator, Charles fostered a passion for the people with whom he served in his community.

Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Sirten, and his parents, Spaulding Davis and Anna Belle Blades Boster.

He is survived by his second wife, Penny Ambrose Boster; two sons, Scott (Mari) and Stephen (Sally) and one stepson, Scott (Rachel) Adams; thirteen grandchildren: Tiffany, Michael, Kimberly, Nicholas, Christopher, Matthew, Samantha, Jessica Boster of Antelope, CA; Joshua and Jack Boster of Kansas City, MO; Hannah, Sydney, and Zachary Adams of Shreveport, LA; brothers, Don Boster (Joanne), Madison, AL and Ken Boster (Mary), Hartselle, AL; sisters, Dorothy Knight (George), Smyrna, TN, Juanita Blair (Randy), Cullman, AL, Karen Nichols, Sheffield, AL, Shirley Hallman (Elvis), Hartselle, AL, and Terri Shelton (Ricky), Hayden, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’s honor may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses at Willis Knighton Hospital and Promise Hospital for their kindness and care to Charles and the family during these past months.

Pallbearers will be members of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.


Paul A. Hudson, 60, of Dallas passed away on July 12, in Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Hudson; daughters Paula Hudson and Lauren Cofino; grandson Santiago Confino; and, brothers Fred and William Hudson.

No services will be held. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at 14114 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 390, Dallas, Texas 75254.


07/14/2010

Funeral service for Mr. Ernest Bennett (61) of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, ,1:00p.m. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Ernest Bennett died Thursday June 24, 2010.

Survivors: Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett
(3) Daughters: Tyronda Sharp, Shelitra Ware, & Shaquanna Lathan of Center
(1) Brother: Ervin Lee Bennett, Center
(5) Sisters: Lylia Ann Pennington, Hattie Mae Taylor, Ella Bennett, Cheanette (James) Lowe , Frances Mae Pilot(Chris)


07/14/2010

A memorial service for Mrs. Donna Hudson Stewart, 53, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Russell officiating.

Mrs. Stewart passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches.

She was born on October 4, 1956, in Center, Texas to Fred Hudson, Jr. and Kathleen Covington Hudson.

Donna grew up in Center, Shelby County, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in 1975. She attended college at Sam Houston State University graduating in 1979. Donna married Don Stewart on February 16, 1988 and he survives her.

She had many things she enjoyed in life. Hosting gatherings of friends and family where she placed a special emphasis on making it a memorable occasion for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, painting and good music as well. Donna's greatest enjoyment came from her husband, Don and her son, Jason. Her love for her family was unconditional and knew no limits. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Bailey, and was eagerly anticipating the birth of Jason and Jaclyn's twins this fall. Donna's favorite song was "Unforgetable" by Nat King Cole. Her favorite lines from this song were "That's why darling it's incredible that someone so unforgetable thinks that I am unforgetable, too." She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches.

Donna is survived by her parents, Fred and Kathleen Hudson; her husband, Don Stewart of Nacogdoches; son, Jason Stewart and wife, Jaclyn of Nacogdoches; brothers, Fred Hudson, III of Center; Paul Hudson and wife, Sherry of Dallas; Willie Hudson and wife, Cindy of Mineral Wells and Stephen Shires of Center; three grandchildren, Bailey Adams, Jackson Stewart and Tayler Stewart.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Stewart's honor may be made to the National Graves Disease Foundation, 400 International Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221, 1-877-643-3123.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


07/12/2010

James A. Hogan Sr. of Conroe, TX. went to his heavenly home on Saturday July 10, 2010 at the age of 82. He was born April 11, 1928 in Nacogdoches Co.,TX. to James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ruth Hogan. He also is survived by two daughters Jane Keppler and her husband Father Mike of Houston and Sandra Kay Buchanan and her husband Lonnie of Highlands. He is also survived by his son James A. "Buddy" Hogan of Conroe. Two sisters survive, Grace Forsyth and Billie Jean Nielsen of Center. He has two granddaughters Robin Shy of Potosi, MO. and Amy Loggins of Willis, and four great grandchildren: Cierra Laster of Magnolia, Kayla Wise and Brandon Loggins of Willis and Nevets Jennewein of Potosi, MO.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Floyd Hogan.

James worked for the Texas Highway Department and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He was a loving husband, father and brother and grandfather and he loved to fish. Visitation will be Sunday July 11, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday July 12, 2010 at 10 am at Cashner Funeral Home with Father Mike Keppler. Burial will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.

Davis Kain Tillotson, 19, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at his home. He was born January 15, 1991 in Center to David Tillotson and Anita Bounds Tillotson. Davis aspired to be an agriculture teacher. He was a member and song leader at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jake Henson, Archie Haddox, Scott Holder, Larry Molloy, Wayne Jones and Nathan Jones.

He is survived by:

Sister, Devin Tillotson of Center

Mother & Step Father, Anita Long & husband Tim of Center

Father, David Tillotson of Joaquin

Grandfather, H.B. Bounds of Center

Grandmother, Sandy Tillotson of Timpson

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

A fund has been set up in Davis’s memory at Farmers State Bank.

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


07/10/2010

Rita Sue Morrison, 66, of Timpson, TX passed away July 09, 2010, in Timpson. There are no scheduled funeral services for Rita S. Morrison at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


07/10/2010

Patrick Jason Powers, 42 of Timpson.

Nothing in life prepares you for the death of a child. Forty-two years ago God brought a very special gift of a green eyed redheaded beautiful little boy into our lives. Some of you wouldn’t know about the red hair because he has been bald for the last few years. Patrick Jason Powers was born February 21, 1968 and went to the arms of Jesus Friday, July 9, 2010. He was a graduate of Lufkin High School and a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church and Timpson Masonic Lodge.

Our hearts are broken but we know that Patrick loved the Lord with all his heart and we know where he is but we already miss him and will forever feel the emptiness and pain of not being able to talk to him, see him, laugh with him, fuss with him and all the other things we did as a loving family. He worked construction all his adult life and was gone away from home much of the time but he always loved coming back to his home in Timpson and working with his daddy on the ranch. Hunting, fishing and anything outdoors was his passion, that is besides his beautiful daughter, Morgan Allyssa, who he loved more than anything on this earth and would do anything she asked of him. His brother, Justin, was his best friend and his duck hunting buddy. They didn’t get together as often as they would have liked but they made the most of every chance they had and always had a ball.

Patrick is such a special person and blessing to all his family and his many friends. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure that you will hold close to your heart until you meet again. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Cor. 2:9.

Funeral services for Patrick Jason Powers will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 12, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter Morgan Allyssa Powers of Lufkin, TX; parents Jim and Shirley Powers of Timpson; grandmother Helen Hudson of Timpson; brother Justin Powers and wife Kristin of Martinsville, TX; niece and nephew Rexanna and Haylon Powers of Martinsville; special aunt and uncle, Louise and Johnny Renfro of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by grandfather Ossie Hudson and grandparents Emmett and Ruth Powers.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 11, 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.


07/08/2010

Mr. George E. Gray, age 78, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

George was born September 22, 1931, to Bennett A. Gray and Oma (Parish) Gray. George was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and Fairview Methodist Church. He was a rancher and enjoyed caring for his horses. He was a retired pipefitter with Local #211. George was an avid Longhorn fan. Later in life he owned and operated with his wife Pansy the Happy Junction General Store in Garrison, Texas. George never met a stranger and he will be missed by those who knew him.

Survivors: his wife, Pansy Gray of Garrison; children, Wanda Copeland and husband Robert of League City, Texas, Rhonda Milam and husband Jim of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sandy Byers and husband Tony of Vidor, Texas, Michael Sowell and wife Pam of Center, Texas; sisters: Bennie Jean Webber of Houston, Texas, Molly Hoke of New Caney, Texas, Carolyn McMann of Katy, Texas; grandchildren: Lezli Tonnies, Graylan Crain, Katie Graham, Robert Copeland III, Joshua Copeland, Matthew Copeland, Christina Sowell, Lynn Burns, Tommy Byers, Bradley Byers, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell; great-grandchildren: James Tonnies, Ryan Tonnies, Chasey Finklea, Cassy Finklea, Kade Graham.

George was preceded in death by his parents; children: George Ronald Gray and Randy R. Sowell and one sister: Mary Lou Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Rick Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Copeland, Joshua Copeland, Robert Copeland III, Graylan Crain, Michael Sowell and Tommy Byers.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, July, 8, 2010 at the funeral home.

Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


07/07/2010

Ruby Dellinger, 71 of Center, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Broughton officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ruby was born January 28, 1939 to Carl & Elizabeth Wise. She worked many years as a dental assistant for Dr. John Rogers and she was currently retired.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Denise Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Debrorah Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Grandsons:
Stephen Oates of Mesquite
David Young

Brother:
Melvin Wise & wife, Raymonda of Fairfield, IL

Mother-in-law: Mattie Dellinger of Center

Sister-in-law: Dixie Dellinger of Center

Dan Dellinger of Center

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


07/06/2010

Iler Marie Coombs, 85, of Milam, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born December 30, 1924 in Many, Louisiana to Ernest Foster and Blanche Jones Foster.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Andy Amburn, James Allen Heiman, Shane Clifton, Shannon Clifton, William Elliott and James Lee Heiman.

She is survived by:

Husband, Charles Coombs of Milam

Sons:
Eugene Clifton of Reklaw
Roger Clifton & wife Karen of Joaquin

Daughter:
Doris Butcher of Gary

Grandchildren:
Jonathon Brimer & wife Tammy of Silsbee
Sheila Stotts of North Carolina
Regina Heiman & husband James of Shelbyville
Roger Clifton, Jr. of Center
Angela Amburn & husband Andy of Shelbyville
Shane Clifton & wife Betty of Timpson
Shannon Clifton of Nacogdoches

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Leon Foster, Hardin Jones & wife Libby, and Lavell Jones

Sister, Elaine Yarbrough & husband Joe

Sister-in-Law, Marsha Jones

Preceded in death by:
Brothers, Elbert Jones and R.H. Jones

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


Vester D “Cooter” Barrett, 74, of  Timpson passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at his residence.

Cooter was born Feb. 21, 1936, as a son of the late Homer Barrett and Laura Gladys Case Barrett. He worked in the forestry industry as a logger and timber buyer. He was a member of Springs of Living Water Church.

Survivors: his wife, Jo Beth Barrett; children, Jo Ann Finchum and husband Bryan of Caledonia, Dean Barrett of Nacogdoches , Wayne Barrett of Ft. Worth, Homer Barrett and wife Jackie of Caledonia, Tammy Owens of Timpson, and Randy Furra of Nacogdoches; brother, R.J. Barrett and wife Sadie of Nacogdoches; sister, Aline Wisner and husband Marlin of Rhome, Texas; grandchildren, Peyton Barrett, Colton Finchum, Kirstie Barrett, J.W. Barrett, Sara Barrett, Waylon Downs, Tony Jr. Downs, Homer T. Barrett, and Brandy Barrett; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Pastor Leroy Bowley officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery .

Pallbearers: Homer Barrett, Dean Barrett, Wayne Barrett, Bryan Finchum, Homer T. Barrett, Waylon Downs, and Randy Furra.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook available at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches .


07/02/2010

Wanda L. Grider, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 at her home. She was born September 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Marvin Faulk and Syble Ballard Faulk.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Lone Cedar Funeral in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dale Fincher of Joaquin

Nephew, Mike Faulk & wife Susan of Joaquin

Sister-in-Law, Virginia Faulk of Joaquin

Also a number of friends.

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


07/01/2010

Syble Windham Irish, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was born October 30, 1918 in Shelby County to Leonard Emmons and Carrie Baker Emmons. Ms. Irish was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin Chapter #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Billy Walton, Terry Walton, Billy Emmons, Harold Irish, Tommy Lilly and Rickey Andrews.
Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Irish.

She is survived by:

Son, James Windham & wife Linda of Joaquin

Step Sons:
Bill Irish & wife Shirley of Joaquin
Harold Irish & wife Judie of Joaquin

Step Daughter, Jean Robinson of Baytown

Grandchildren:
Kathryn Lonergan of Joaquin
Gladys Andrews & husband Rickey of Center
James C. Windham of Joaquin
George A. Windham, Jr. of Dallas
Clyde Parfait & wife Christie of Center

Four Great Gradchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband & Father of her children, G. A. “Pete” Windham
Husband, Rouser L. Irish
Daughter, Lousie Bailey
Son, George A. Windham

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

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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 &am