05/20/2018

Mrs. Allie “Billie” Bounds, 90, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Charles Lawrence, Mrs. Bound’s great nephew, officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas, beside her husband, Mr. Chance Bounds.

Billie was born May 5, 1928, in the Belle Bower Community of Panola County, Texas, to E.B. Fuller and Ina Odessa Gates Fuller.  Her hobbies included gardening, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She loved her children, grands, great grands and her Lord. Billie was a member of Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana, a charter member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church and a past member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Missing her will be her:

Daughters and sons-in-law:
Billie Faye Gatlin of Timpson, Texas
Delores Wilkins and husband, Joe, of Joaquin, Texas
Vicki Arrington and husband, Mark, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Todd Kaiser of Vidor, Texas
Chris Kaiser and wife, Dianna, of Hampshire-Fannett, Texas
Dama Shull and husband, Robert, of Joaquin, Texas
Yancey Arrington and Deirdre of Christchurch, New Zealand
Britney Powell and husband, Scott, of Shreveport, Louisiana
April Pledger and husband, Stacy, of Timpson, Texas
Zachary Arrington and wife, Brittany, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Nicole Gatlin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Danyelle Wright and husband, Kent, of Grand Junction, Colorado
Benny Gatlin of Farmersville, Texas

Great-grandchildren:
Rylie Kaiser
Mason and Gage Stark
Orlagh Arrington
Dre and Ryen Walters
Kenadie Powell
Kayson, Kaymin and Bowen Pledger
Brycen, Valyn and Reese Arrington

Brother: Gerald and Carla Fuller of Laredo, Texas

Sisters: 
Jackie Ramsey of Timpson, Texas
Mary Dosier of Liberty, Texas
Jeanette Lee of Flint, Texas

Sister-in-law: Helen Fuller

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

Preceded in death by
Husband of 51 years: Chance Bounds
Parents: E.B. and Odessa Fuller
Sisters: Fayrene Poole, Marguriet Brown
Brothers: L.D. Fuller, Guy Fuller, Freeman Fuller
Son-in-law: Benny Gatlin

Pallbearers will be Todd Kaiser, Scott Powell, Chris Kaiser, Dre Walters, Zachary Arrington, Stacy Pledger, Randy Bounds, Alan Bounds and Yancey Arrington.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Wilkins, Mark Arrington, Robert Shull, Brycen Arrington and Bowen Pledger.

The family would like to thank The Oaks of Louisiana, Live Oaks Healthcare, and Aime Hospice all of Shreveport for the special care she received.

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

05/14/2018

Betty Johnston, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Johnston was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Johnston was born January 21, 1933, in Omaha, Nebraska, to George Hooker and May Robinson Hooker.  She loved growing plants and flowers.  

She is survived by
Son: Robert Utterback and wife, Sandra, of Huntington

Granddaughter: Amber Roberts of Hominy, Oklahoma

Great-Grandchildren:
Andrew Roberts
William Roberts

Preceded in death by
Husband: Larry Johnston

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

05/13/2018

Ms. Christopher Fay Williams, 79, of Baytown, Texas passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Baytown. Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas.

Interment followed at Timpson Cemetery in Timpson, Texas with Elder Derrick Rhodes officiating. 

Ms. Christopher Fey Williams is survived by:
Brothers: 
Edmond Rhodes of Ardmore, Ok.
Glen Rhodes of Oklahoma City, Ok.
Donald Rhodes of Timpson, Tx.

Sisters:
Shirley Ballard of Austin, Tx.
Missionary Mary J. Shepherd of Nacogdoches, Tx.

Four grandchildren

05/13/2018

Funeral service for Mrs. Katy Lucille “Dut” Franklin, 101, of the Tadmor Community of Houston County, Texas will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12-noon at Bethel CME Church. Mrs. Franklin was born April 24, 1917. Mrs. Franklin died at her residence on Friday, May 11, 2018.  Rev. Robert A. Beam will officiate. 

Mrs. Franklin is survived by:
Children:
Carl E. Franklin (Ruby) of Tadmor
Barbara F. Franklin of Houston, Texas
Marva G. Anglin of Mexia, Texas
Charles D. Franklin (Sylvia) of Houston, Texas
Ronald L. Franklin (Ruth) of Sugarland, Texas
Step-daughter Doris Gipson of Houston, Texas.  

Visitation: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Bethel CME Church from the hours of 11:00 am-12-noon.  
Committal: McKelvey Cemetery 
Repass: Immediately following service 

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas

05/11/2018

Patricia Payne “Pat” Brittain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, in Center.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Brittain was born May 4, 1933, in Center, to A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne.  She worked as a teacher and school counselor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Polly Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center

Grandchildren: Rachel Lee Hawkins and husband, Steve, of Marshall
Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald, of Bastrop, Louisiana
J. McKissick and wife, Lin, of Austin

Great Grandchildren:
William Hawkins of Marshall
Elizabeth Hawkins of Marshall
Kaylee Hilburn of Bastrop, Louisiana

Sister: Portia Gaines of Center

Brother: James Allen Payne of Hemphill

Nieces and Nephews:
Jeannie Gaines of Center
Jennifer Payne Figge and husband Allen of League City
Jim Payne and wife Jill of Center
Charlotte Payne Markowski and husband, Brent, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Numerous great nieces and great nephews
Preceded in death by
Husband: Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain
Parents: A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne

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

05/11/2018

Patricia “Pat” Eaves, 72, of the Galloway Community of Panola County, Texas passed away May 10, 2018 at her home in Galloway. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Harville officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Patricia Ann Barnett Eaves was born February 5, 1946 in Panola County, Texas to Crawford and Ivy Dickerson Barnett. Pat married Jerry Wayne Eaves on September 7, 1963 and together they celebrated 47 years until he preceded her in death on December 28, 2010. Mrs. Eaves was a homemaker and loved doing arts and crafts. She attended the Logan Full Gospel Church and was a member of the Eastern Star. Pat is also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy Sparkman.

Mrs. Eaves is survived by her loving children, Craig Eaves of San Antonio, Shaun Eaves and wife Rose of San Antonio, Heather Mason and husband Cecil of Galloway; grandchildren, Connor Eaves, Caleb Eaves, Catelyn Franklin, Grace Mason, Alicia Mason; sister, Jeanette Sanders of Huntsville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Eaves, Shaun Eaves, Connor Eaves, Cecil Mason, Arthur Beasley and Robert Eaves. Honorary Pallbearer is Coleton Eaves.

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

05/11/2018

Donna Whittington, 56, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Angela Waller officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  

Mrs. Whittington was born April 21, 1962, in Center, to Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.  She loved fishing, growing flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by
Husband: Edward Williams of Center

Children:
Christy Rodriguez and husband, Jesus, of Center
Jeremy Whittington and wife, Dena, of Center

Grandchildren:
Emily Rodriguez
Kimberly Rodriguez
MaKenna Windham
Timberly Pilgrim

Brother: Rodger Windham of Center

Sister: Charlotte Hughes of Center

Special Niece: Lisa Kettler

Preceded in death by
Son: Brandon Windham
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham
Sisters: Delores Windham, Louise Meyers, Jerelyn Richards
Brother: Randy Windham

Pallbearers will be Robert Killey, Ronnie Davis, Dustin Williams, Joseph Woolfe, Brian Sigler, Cory Young, David Davis and Joshua Killey.

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

05/10/2018

Rodney Keith Hughes, 49, of Carthage, Texas passed away on May 4, 2018 in Carthage, Texas. He was born June 24, 1968 in Pasadena, Texas to Leonard and Rena (Barrett) Hughes. Funeral service will be held Friday May 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4417 CR 4054, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Fred Wilcox and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  

Rodney began school in Pasadena. School and Rodney did not agree and everyday he would come home crying to go see his Pawpaw in Garrison. In 1975, they moved to Chireno and two years later settled in Center where Rodney completed his education. Rodney felt at home in Deep East Texas. After high school, he went to work at Moore Business Forms and worked there for many years until an accident on the job. 

When he couldn’t be released to work, Rodney decided to use this as an opportunity to further his education. He enrolled in TSTC in Marshall and received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical/Computerized Control Systems Technology in 2004. With his degree, Rodney secured a job with Chesapeake Energy and had a successful and prosperous career there until his failing health forced him to step down. 

On July 29, 1989, Rodney married the love of his life, Janice Schulz. Through their 28 years of marriage, Rodney and Janice stood together and supported each other through years of infertility, Rodney’s injury and recovery while attending college, Janice’s battle with cancer and stepping up to care for Rodney’s father, Leonard during his battle with cancer. Their lives were completed the day they welcomed their only son, Granger into the world. Words cannot describe how much Rodney loved his son. Granger was his pride and joy. He was his biggest fan and found no greater joy than being his Daddy. The bond between father and son will never be broken. 

Rodney was an avid outdoorsman. He could escape the pressures of the world casting a line on the lake, chasing down hogs in the woods or hunting for the perfect deer to hang on the wall. Some of the best times were had with family and friends fishing and hunting. He also very much enjoyed a friendly competition with Granger on xBox live. Those two could really get after it behind those controls and watching and listening to them was more entertaining than the game itself. Janice would say it wasn’t so friendly at times when Granger was winning (which was most of the time) because Rodney could be a sore loser. He also had two special four-legged friends that he enjoyed having around every day, Bell and Abby. Rodney was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson. 

In his younger years, Rodney was described as a “trick driver” by his family. He could always find himself in trouble behind the wheel of a vehicle. Rodney’s dad bought him two used trucks as a teen and the scrap yard became their fate after the tough love he showed them on the road. His Daddy let him purchase a brand new truck when he was 17, a two-toned beauty that he was so proud of. Of course, rambunctious Rodney’s driving soon took its toll and he wrecked that one, too. But that didn’t stop him, and it actually produced one of the fondest memories for his family. Rodney decided to make the best of a terrible situation and totally repainted the truck. 

Rodney was a light-hearted and loving man that was a pleasure to spend time with. He was a devoted husband, caring and compassionate father and a true friend that will be dearly missed. 

Rodney is survived by:
His loving wife, Janice Schulz Hughes

Son: Granger Keith Hughes

Mother: Rena Sue Hughes

Mother-in-law: Sue Schulz

Numerous aunts and uncles; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard C. Hughes; maternal grandparents, Gordon and Clotte Barrett; paternal grandparents, Cleave and Gertie Hughes; and father-in-law, John Schulz.

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

05/08/2018

Marjorie Hill Rogers, a life-long resident of Logansport, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on May 7, 2018, at the age of 95.  

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Rogers was born November 4, 1922, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Oren Morris Hill and Elizabeth Billingsley Hill.  She graduated from Logansport High School and later retired as a greeter and tourist information specialist at Louisiana Tourist Bureau in Logansport.  Her hobbies included family reunions, gardening, sewing, reading, historical information and visiting historical/scenic sites in the ArkLaTex and the Rocky Mountain West.  Mrs. Rogers attended First United Methodist Church of Logansport.  

She is survived by
Son: Darryl W. Rogers of Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Preceded in death by
Husband: Norman Lee Rogers
Parents: Oren Morris Hill and Elizabeth Billingsley Hill
Sister: Melba H. Rogers
Brother: Wilba Hill
Half Brothers: Isaac Heard, Johnnie B. Heard

Pallbearers will be Darryl Rogers, Walter Wells, Tom Bailey, William Bailey, Lawrence Blunt and Kenneth Seago.  

Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Logansport, 401 Gum Street, Logansport, Louisiana 71049 or to various charitable organizations, such as veteran’s organizations and religious organizations such as Norman Vincent Peale and others.

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

05/08/2018

Jacky Williams, 49, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018, with Bro. Dennis Landroop and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Williams was born June 9, 1968, in Hope, Arkansas, to Thomas Jackson Williams and Barbara Ann Caulfield Williams. He enjoyed antique shopping and woodworking. Mr. Williams attended Sanctuary of Pentecost in Carthage. He enjoyed being with friends and family and loved His Savior.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Dana A. Williams
 
Children:
Justin Williams
Logan Williams
Destiny Ward and husband, Mason
Jacy Williams
 
Step Children:
Erika White
Tori Burford and husband, Garrett
Chance White
 
Grandchildren:
Pacer Williams
Daegan Williams
Blayke Burford
Blythe Burford
 
Mother: Barbara Williams Partlow
 
Brothers:
Mark Williams and wife, Teresa
Michael Williams and wife, Karla
Tommy Williams and wife, Kirstin
Terry Williams and wife, Vannessa
 
Preceded in death by
Grandson: Cy Williams
Father: Thomas Jackson Williams
Grandparents: Luther and Gladys Williams, Vivian White
 
Pallbearers will be Tommy Williams, Mark Williams, Michael Williams, Terry Williams, Tano Beatriz and Earl Buckley. Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker Williams, Dakota Williams, Dylan Williams, T.J. Williams and McKenzie Williams.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

05/07/2018

Clarice Jackson, 89, of Center, Texas, passed away on May 6, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on November 22, 1928 in Patroon to Willie Jordan Risinger and Zelma Gann Risinger. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery. 

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

Clarice grew up in the Patroon Community and attended Shelbyville High School. She spent her life dedicated to her family. A loving and doting mother, Clarice was a stay-at-home mom who made sure her children were cared for in the best way possible. Her time with them was of most importance. She also spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and having family and friends over to enjoy food and fun together. 

Clarice is survived by:
Her children: 
Kenneth Ray Jackson and wife, Juanella Marie
Alvin Glenn Jackson and wife, Vicki
William Larry Jackson and wife Anita
Richard Keith Jackson and wife, Rhonda
Johnny Stanley and wife, Angie
Jeffrey Jackson
Marlena Williams and husband, Wayne

Twenty-four grandchildren

Thirty-four great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Belton Jackson; parents, Willie and Zelma Risinger; son, Ronnie Jackson; daughters, Wanda Lynn Jackson and Debra Rena Jackson; brother, Herman Risinger; and sister-in-law, Retta.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Jackson, Blake Jackson, Jody Jackson, Brookes Jackson, Jacob Jackson, Trace Jackson, Trevor Jackson, Tim Jacobs and Jerron Hodges.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brayden Hodges, Brian Stanley, Kevin Jackson, A.J. Jackson, Dayton White, Ethan Jackson, Liam Khalil, Marco Khalil, Carlin Jackson, Larry Jackson and Justin Jackson.

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

05/04/2018

Pamela Walker, 70, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, in her home.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.  Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Walker was born October 14, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Annice Brown Knight and James Knight.  She graduated as Valedictorian from Tenaha High School and went on to Stephen F. Austin State University, where she graduated with honors.  On August 23, 1969, she married Johnnie M. Walker and they would have been married for 49 years this August.  Mrs. Walker loved to teach and made a career as an English teacher in Humble and Nacogdoches School Districts.  She retired from her passion of 32 years.  Her favorite pastimes were taking care of her family and reading anything she could get her hands on.  The men she left behind believe without a doubt that she was the best wife and mom to ever walk the earth. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Survivors include:

Husband, Johnnie Walker

Sons:
Johnnie Blake Walker
James Brent Walker

Grandson, Jackson Blake Walker

Brother, James Keith Knight

Sister-in-law, Vera Knight; nephew, James Rodney Knight; Rod’s wife, Nicole; son Colby and daughter, McKinsey

Sister-in-law, Brenda and husband, Jerry Agnew; their children Scott and Amy Agnew; Scott’s wife, Kerry, and their son, Blaine, and daughter, Madison. Amy’s husband, Peter Stevens, and their son, Mylon.

Pallbearers will be Blake Walker, Brent Walker, Jerry Agnew, Scott Agnew, Ron Ainsworth, Rodney Knight and Boyer Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HeartsWay Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633 or First Baptist Church, 200 S George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

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

05/04/2018

Kenneth Nolan “Bear” Holt, 61, of Center, passed away May 2, 2018, in Rockwall, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gregg Sutis officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Holt was born August 18, 1956, in Shelby County, to William Nolan Holt and Evie Lou Eddins Holt. He enjoyed helping ETME with events and spending time with his family. Mr. Holt was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Sisters:
Barbara Tysar of Oakwood
Robin Crawford and husband, Ben, of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Bobby Wilburn and wife, Cora, of Joaquin
James Chandler of Center

Brothers:
Rick Perser of Nashville, Arkansas
Jason Rodgers of Center

Love of his life: Audrey Willis of Waco

Son: Rocky Hammack Sr. and wife, Jennifer, of Chireno

Daughter: Bridgett Akridge of Waco

Grandchildren:
Rocky Hammack
Jessica Hammack
Kevin Hammack
Destiny Akridge
Diamond Akridge
Chasity Akridge
Karen Akridge

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Nolan Holt and Evie Lou Eddins Holt
Sisters: Yvonne Wilburn, Sally Chandler
Brother-in-law: David Tysar
Nephews: Mike Wilburn, Steve Wilburn

Special Friends:
Rita Leach
Connie Loving

Pallbearers will be Eddie Blue, Roscoe McSwain, Bill White, Lynn Davis, James White and Ryan Wilburn.

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

05/04/2018

James Wilkinson, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Nacogdoches. 

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, at Sardis Cemetery in Center with Sister Sherry Harding officiating. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 8904.

Mr. Wilkinson was born September 30, 1927, in Shelby County, to Elzia Wilkinson and Myrtia Hughes Wilkinson. He served in the United States Army and was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
Sister: Billye Bradberry and husband, Jack, of Shelbyville

Niece: Sular Ann Frost of Red Oak

Nephews:
Arlin Lee McKinney and wife, LaDonna, of Lancaster
Tommy McKinney of Red Oak
Adrian McKinney and wife, Mary, of Waxahachie
Bill Bradberry and wife, Reitha, of Bridge City

Numerous great nieces and great nephews and other family

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elzia Wilkinson and Myrtia Hughes Wilkinson
Nephew: Jackey Bradberry

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

05/03/2018

Ruby Fulsom, 96, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away on May 2, 2018 in Tyler. She was born on December 12, 1921 in Center to Cordia Statum Hodges Fulsom. A private family graveside will be held at Whiterock Cemetery. 

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

05/02/2018

Mr. Elbee “Bubba” Garrett (75) of Center died at his residence on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas) Mr. Garrett was born June 10, 1942.

Visitation is Friday, May 4, 2018 at Hicks Chapel until 7pm. Committal is at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Repass is at Triumph Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margie Garrett

Sons:
Patrick Garrett
Rod (Kesha) Garrett

Step-Sons:
Fredrick (Cheryl) Jackson
Delbert Jackson
Eric Jackson
Scott (Shawn) Jackson

Daughters:
Conserta Richardson
Anitra Garrett

Step-Daughters:
Iretta Jackson
Elaine (Al) Turner
Angela (Christopher) Hebert
Karla Edwards

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas.

05/02/2018

Polly Ann Green, 77, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Buck Furlow and Bro. Bruce Hardcastle officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Green was born February 1, 1941, in Center, to Levie Alford Wagstaff and Ida Mae Vaughn Wagstaff. She graduated from Joaquin High School and later went on to work with AT&T, where she retired after more than twenty years of service. Her hobbies included gardening, crafting and working with flowers.  Mrs. Green was a member of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

She is survived by
Children:
James “Bubba” Green and wife, Melissa, of Keithville, Louisiana
Dewayne Green and wife, Toni, of Stonewall, Louisiana
Belinda Sherman and husband, Terry, of Ringgold, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Courtney Malone and husband, Josh
Clay Green
Brant Green
Cade Hollis
Grayson Sherman

Great-Grandchildren:
Landon Malone
Hunter Malone

Sister: Bonnie Hendricks and husband, O.L., of Huxley

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Buddy Green
Parents: Levie Alford Wagstaff and Ida Mae Vaughn Wagstaff

Pallbearers will be Dennis Thompson, W.C. Thompson, Skip Hendricks, Ray Bush, Lester Green and Danny Green.  Honorary pallbearer will be Simon Shively.

A special thank you to her doctors, neighbors and church family for their compassionate care.

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

05/01/2018

Coleman L. Bivens, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Bivens was born May 29, 1940, in Shelbyville, to Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958. On August 1, 1962, in Gary, Texas, he married the love of his life Dalene Hennigan.  He worked for Farmer’s Gas Company and was also a welder, iron worker, cattle rancher and poultry farmer for 56 years.  Mr. Bivens was a member of Union of Iron Workers #591, Shelbyville School Board from 1971-1989, Shelbyville Water Board, Cattleman’s Association, South West Texas Cattlemen’s Association, Sharon Temple Shriners from 1974 to present, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 from 1962 to present and also Scottish Rite.  He was also a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Wife: Dalene Hennigan of Shelbyville, Texas

Children:
Stacy Bivens Lombardino and husband, Rusty, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Jimmy Earl Bivens of Shelbyville, Texas
Kelly Bivens McDaniel and husband, Darrell of Shelbyville, Texas

Grandchildren:
Sergeant First Class Justin Coleman Lombardino of Fort Hood, Texas
Frank Chase Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana
Sterling Mason and husband, Adam, of Dickinson, Texas
Cole McDaniel of Shelbyville, Texas
Katy Gray and husband, Chadd, of Gary, Texas

Great-Grandchild: Lyla Nicole Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana

Brother: Jerry Lee Bivens of Marshall, Texas

Sisters:
Glenda Parker and husband, Johnny, of Woden, Texas
Debbie Askew of Center, Texas
Teresa Johnson and husband, Glenn, of Shelbyville, Texas

Special Friends: 
Roe Belrose
Ken Lampkin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens

Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Ken Lampkin, Jerry Bivens, Adam Mason, Chase Lombardino and Cole Lombardino.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Doyle Carter, Larry Hennigan, Rusty Lombardino, Darrell McDaniel, Cole McDaniel, Paul Smith, Alan Ray and Vernon Smith.  

A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

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

05/01/2018

Norrie Loraine Ashabranner, 89, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in Liberty, Texas.  She was born on January 25, 1929, in Timpson, Texas the daughter of Aubrey Porterfield and Ela “Cogburn” Porterfield.  Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Ronnie Sowell and Dr. Abede Alexandre officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning at 10AM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Loraine was born and raised in Shelby County. She attended Timpson High School. Loraine was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and worked many years as a chief operator before retiring.  She met the love of her life and married George Nolen Ashabranner on January 7, 1972.  Together they spent over 46 years wonderful years together raising their children.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Loraine enjoyed cooking for her family as well as others.  She also enjoyed growing vegetables in her garden and canning them.  She loved her church family and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.  

She is survived by:
Her loving husband: George Nolen Ashabranner of Liberty, Texas

Son: George Nolen Ashabranner Jr. and wife Carolyn of Orange, Texas

Daughters: 
Patricia Warming and husband Todd of Liberty, Texas
Mary Butler and husband Wayne of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Robert Porterfield of Center, Texas

10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. 

Pallbearers serving will be Elton Thompson Jr., Elton Thompson III, Billy Thompson, Clint Porterfield, Wayne Butler and Todd Warming.

Loraine is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Annis Ruth Bradford.

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

05/01/2018

Dale McCann, 71, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on April 30, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born on March 15, 1947 in Shelby County to Bro. F.A. McCann and Euthalia Oates McCann. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Dale was saved at an early age and spent the majority of his young life in service to the Lord. As a preacher’s kid, Dale was always involved with the church. Growing up, he attended many revivals, helped with events and activities at their church and enjoyed the company of so many that would come and go to their home. He had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and shared the stories from these experiences throughout his lifetime. 

Dale graduated from Joaquin High School in 1965. After high school, he began his career with Delta Airlines and spent 30 years with Delta until his retirement in 2000. After retiring, Dale was not fond of just sitting around. This led him to a second career as a school bus driver for Joaquin ISD. More than anything, he loved to follow along on all his grandchildren’s activities and adventures. He was one of their biggest supporters from softball and baseball games, to showing cattle. The grandchildren always knew he was there to cheer them on. Family was his greatest treasure, and the love he possessed for his wife, children and grandchildren is indescribable. He was a member of the Old Home Cemetery Committee. 

Dale is survived by:

Beloved wife, Susan Savitsky McCann of Joaquin

Children:
Trina McCann Hughes and husband, Wayne of Joaquin
Steven McCann and wife, Jennifer of Joaquin
Marcus McCann of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Darby, Cralon, and Keaton Hughes
Ebbie Kate, Duncan and Kaz McCann
Mazzy McCann

And numerous other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bro. F.A. and Euthalia McCann; son, Dale McCann; and brother, Doyle McCann, his mother-in-law, Grandma Mae.

Pallbearers will be Cralon Hughes, Lynn Rogers, Ronny Martin, Duncan McCann, Rodney Prnka and Steve Permenter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. 

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

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