04/18/19

Kenneth Johnson, Sr., 75, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on August 27, 1943 to William A. Johnson and Leatris E. Hicks Johnson. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Kenneth grew up in Port Lavaca, Texas and graduated from Calhoun High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he valiantly served his country in the Vietnam War. Kenneth thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting and shooting guns. 

He is survived by:
His son: Kenneth H. Johnson, Jr.

Daughter: Tiffany M. Johnson

Sister: Sandra Patis

Grandchildren: Jared Mika and Mackenzie Mika.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Leatris Johnson.

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.

04/17/2019

Walter Anderson, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Houston.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Anderson was born January 30, 1946, in New Gulf, Texas, to Elmer David Anderson and Velma Dee Gaddis Anderson.  His hobbies included hunting and riding horses.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anderson; children, Lisa Turner and Gary Stone, Theresa Hohmann and husband Robert, Deeann Green and husband James, Diann Gansky; grandchildren, Angela Turner, Christopher Mowery, Chelsey Wolf, Dustin Wolf, Jamie Green, Haley Hohmann, Andy Hohmann; great grandchildren, Hunter, Nathan, Briar, Ryder, Caden, Gabriel; sister, Hazel Prazak; brother, Thomas Anderson.

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

04/15/19

Damon Jones, 66, of Center, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Jones was born July 17, 1952, in Joplin, Missouri, to Dalton Smith Jones and Eva Jean Brittain Jones.  He loved music, astronomy, and computers.

He is survived by:
His sister: Leisa Webster and husband Jeff of Center

Brothers: 
Dalton Jones
Roderick Jones and wife Lisa

Nieces and nephews: 
Audrey Parker and husband Terry of Center
Davis Kline and wife Cyndi of Center
Julia Reynolds and husband Chris of Center
Colbey Jones and wife Kaleigh of Center
Madalyn Anderson and husband Mark of Mexia

Numerous great-nieces and nephews

Best friend, David Masterson

Preceded in death by his parents, Dalton Smith Jones and Eva Jean Brittain Jones.

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

04/15/19

Martin “Marty” Craig Tipton, 59, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on April 14, 2019 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Harvey Tipton and Beth Bush Tipton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service on Tuesday, April 16,2019 at First Baptist Church in Timpson.

Marty grew up in Timpson where he spent the most precious and treasured moments of his life with his family. His most trusted canine companion that was always by his side was his dog, “Coco.” Marty had a passion for music and was a talented pianist. He also had in interest in old cars and in his spare time enjoyed fishing. He was an excellent cook and loved any time spent in the kitchen. One of his most admirable qualities was his heart for others. Marty always reached out to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate. 

Marty is survived by:
His son: Scott Tipton and wife, Gena

Daughter: April Cook

Parents: Harvey “Tip” and Beth Tipton

Brothers: 
Robert S. Tipton and wife, Donna L.
Dondi D. Tipton and wife, Donna K.

Best friend and companion: Douglas D. Walker

Grandchildren: 
Reagan
Zack
Mallie
Baylon

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

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

04/14/2019

Audrey Faye (Furra) Taylor passed away at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas on April 13, 2019. She was born May 21, 1930 in Nacogdoches County Texas to Grady and Ada (Byrd) Furra. She was married to the love of her life John Byron Taylor on April 2, 1949.

Funeral will be at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior and burial at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Brother Robert Prothro will conduct the services.

Audrey is survived by a son John Taylor Jr and wife Mary of Port Neches, a daughter Belinda Coulter and husband Lafher of San Augustine, a grandson Henry Coulter and wife Cynthia of The Woodlands, a great grand-daughter Madison Coulter of The Woodlands, Special Friend Carrie Washington, step-grandson Jason Beck, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Audrey worked at Texaco in Port Arthur, Texas for several years and then was a housewife. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 64 years, a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and before that served as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, as an active member of the PTA serving as President for several years and later volunteered at San Augustine Elementary School for 5 years. Audrey loved her Lord and Savior, family, friends, birdwatching, bowling, sewing and shopping.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Taylor, parents Ada and Grady Furra, sisters Mavis Muller, Adelle Bobo and Bobbie Galloway, sister in law Mamie Ruth Shofner and nephew Melvin Bobo Jr, niece Karla Taylor, and great nephew David Bobo.

Pallbearers are: Walter Shofner, Ronnie Muller, Leroy Golden, Gary Muller, Jason Beck and Mark Bobo.

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

04/12/2019

James Edward Flori

James Edward Flori, 79, of Timpson, Texas passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  Born November 28, 1939, in Colorado to the late George Flori and Dorothy (Bartels) Flori.
Funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Monday April 15, 2019 beginning at 12 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home.

James was born and raised in Colorado.  He joined the United States Navy in 1955, and proudly served his country for over 23 years before retiring.  James was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.  He was commended with many medals during his service.  After retiring from the Navy, James opened and operated A1 Air Conditioning Services in Marshall, Texas for many years.  

James was an avid race car driver and loved any and everything about race cars.  He also enjoyed traveling.  James was a concealed handgun instructor teaching many about protection.  He was a collector of swords of many styles, and mini race cars.  James had a love for music. He showed this love by sponsoring a band at the Hayride in Carthage, and he was a proud supporter of the Tex Ritter Hall of Fame.  James found great joy spending time with his pal “Lexie”, family and friends.  

He is survived by:
His loving wife: Patricia Ritter Flori

Children: 
Thomas (Tommy) Flori and wife Colleen
Tammy Beck and husband Tim
Eddie Gibbs and wife Vicki
Earl Gibbs and wife Paulette
Patricia Nicholson and husband Larry
Betty Looney and partner Carla
Sharon Hall and husband Jimmy

Sister: Georgie Boyce

His pal “Lexie”

22 grandchildren

26 great grandchildren.  

James is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy (Bartels) Flori; brother, Ervin Flori.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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

04/12/2019

Irene Strong Vaughn, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Travis Lee and Robert Strong officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Vaughn was born October 29, 1953, in Center, to Billy Strong and Margie Strong. She worked at Walmart in Center, where she retired. As a hobby, she enjoyed playing the piano. Mrs. Strong was a loving mother, nanny, sister, and wife. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Glynn Vaughn; children, Travis Lee and wife Brandi, Michelle Clark, Thomas Lee and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Aubree Lee, Kandace Lee, Kameron Lee, Kaden Lee, Cheyennee Clark, Justin Clark, Zack Clark; great grandchild, Dixie Clark; brother, Bobby Strong and wife Rebecca; sister, Billie Bright; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee; parents, Billy Strong and Margie Strong.

Pallbearers will be Cheyennee Clark, Justin Clark, Zack Clark, Kameron Lee, Keith Clark, and Jacob Wheeler. Honorary pallbearer will be Kaden Lee.

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

04/11/2019

Friends and Family are invited to the memorial services for Joycelyn Marie Todd to be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at her residence located at 2076 County Rd 4789 in Timpson, TX 75975 at 1:00pm. Joy passed away peacefully in Missouri City, TX on Monday, April 8, 2019. 

Born October 19, 1931, in New Iberia, LA, Joycelyn Marie Robicheaux was the daughter of the late Clarence (Jack) Robicheaux and Yola Louviere Robicheaux. When Joy was 22, while working for Ford, her brother Carroll set her up on a blind date with William (Bill) H. Todd.   Joy and Bill were married a year later on May 29, 1955 in New Iberia. They raised their five children in Houston, and eventually retired to Timpson, TX in 1986.

While it was an adjustment moving to the “country”; Joy met some wonderful people who shared in her love of gardening, playing bridge and quilting. She enjoyed hosting dinners and high teas for family and friends over the years. She loved arts and crafts, such as painting and sewing. Joy loved being surrounded by family at the “farm” and keeping her ten grandchildren for extended visits. 

After the death of her husband, Bill, Joy moved to Missouri City, where she loved watching her beloved Astros and Texans on TV as well as attending games. Some of her favorite past times included playing chicken foot, card games, watching old movies and going out to eat. Joy was an avid reader, spending most of her days curled up with a good book. She was extremely charismatic and personable; Joy loved a good joke and never met a stranger.

Joy is survived by: 
Her children: 
Donna Todd
Lysa Donalson and husband Tom of East Bernard, TX 
Michelle King and husband Ty of Mercer Island, WA.
William H. Todd, Jr. and wife Susan of Jacksonville, TX 
David Todd and wife Carole of Houston, TX

Grandchildren: 
Meredith Todd and wife Monica of Huntsville, TX
Nicholas King
Jonathan King
Caitlin Todd
Braden Horn Todd
Riley Todd
Kurt Todd
Wyatt Todd
Bryce Todd 
Kyle Todd

Great-grandchildren: 
Michelle Ward
Hadley Dobson
James Ward
Addison Donalson

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

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

04/10/2019

Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas and Johnson Funeral Home (5730 Calhoun Houston, Texas 77021) are announcing funeral service for Dr. Charles Edward Tatum Ph.D. of Houston   

Dr. Tatum passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.  He was born on February 25, 1931.  Dr. Tatum has been known for his publications such as, Mount Zion: In the Shadow of a Might Rock; The Osby Family Genealogy; Midnight: Before the Dawn; Shelby County: In the East Texas Hills; and other noted publications. Dr. Tatum was a native of Center, Texas and a graduate of C.H. Daniels High School. He received his B.A. and M. Ed. Degree for Prairie View A&M University; his M.A.T and M.S degrees for Indiana University; and his Ph.D. Michigan State University.

Funeral service will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Metropolitan Christiana Methodist Church (8955 South Fwy Houston, Texas 77051) at 12:00 noon. Rev. George Cartwright will be officiation.    

Dr. Charles Tatum is locally survived by:
Brother: Willard I. McClelland 

Sister-in-Law: Myrtis M. McClelland

Nephew and Niece: C. Anthony McClelland and Kristi R. McClelland

1st Cousins: Oscar Bell, Larry Osby, Lenard Osby, and Arlinda Osby

Special Friends:  Eula White, Baby Lou Gardner, Norma Lister, and others 

Visitation: Saturday, April 13 at Metropolitan Christian Methodist Church at 11am-12-noon. 

Committal: Monday, April 15, 2019 at Houston National Cemetery, at 2pm

04/08/2019

Funeral services for Jeanette C. Brittain, 72, of Lufkin, will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Horace Fletcher officiating.  Interment will follow in Ryan Chapel Cemetery in Diboll. 

Mrs. Brittain was born January 9, 1947 in Corrigan, Texas, the daughter of the late Gleno (Cook) and Homer Bishop Crain. She died Sunday, April 7, 2019 in a Lufkin hospice facility.

Mrs. Brittain had operated Jan’s Ceramics for more than 10 years and was also a retired Hallmark distributor. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.  Mrs. Brittain loved to paint, loved to fish, and loved her dogs. She had lived in Lufkin for more than 43 years.

Survivors include:
Husband of 43 years, John Brittain of Lufkin

Sons:
Calup Shepherd and wife Stephanie of Pearland
Michael Shepherd of Lufkin
Brad Shepherd of Corrigan
Tim Shepherd and wife Johnna of Beaumont

A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Teresa Ann Morton; and a brother, James Robert Crain.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Casper, Lee Johnson, Jason White, Jerry Meece, and Dobber Bass.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors

04/08/2019

Delbert Wheeler, 86, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Houston.
Funeral service will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Minister Norris Dudley officiating.  Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at noon.

Mr. Wheeler was born September 27, 1932, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County to John Edwin Wheeler and Cletis Goolsby Wheeler. “Cotton,” as he was known, grew up a farmer’s son, planting and growing just about anything. He had a great love for John Deere tractors. Later, he joined the United States Air Force and worked as an aircraft mechanic. This experience led him to a 35 year career with CRC Corporation. He began there as a mechanic, then acquired his corporate pilot license, and went on to fly over 10,000 hours for the company. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. Given everything he was able to accomplish, his most prized accomplishment was his family. Mr. Wheeler loved his family more than anything.

He is survived by:
His children: 
David Wheeler and wife Sheila of Willis
Debra Smith and husband Mark of Hockley

Grandchildren: 
John Wheeler of Willis
Cameron Smith of Hockley
Regina Wheeler of Willis
Melissa Reed of Willis

Great grandchildren:
Olivia
D.J.
Elaina
Jensen
Raegan
Madelyn
Rylan

Sister: Fonda Burgay

Nieces: 
Phyliss Griffin
Sharon Burgay

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by the love of his life, Donna Wheeler; parents, John Edwin Wheeler and Cletis Goolsby Wheeler.

Pallbearers will be John Wheeler, Rick Brown, Cameron Smith, Brandon Griffin, Kevin Reed, and Ken Griffin.

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

 

04/08/2019

Fred Fermon McDaniel, 83, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on April 5, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on August 8, 1935 in the Bobo Community of Shelby County to Fred Jackson McDaniel and Dovie D. Keith McDaniel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery. 

A visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Fred grew up in Timpson where he attended Timpson ISD before enlisting in the United States Army. As a teen, Fred met Mary Tindol and the two became friends enjoying one another’s company. Friendship grew into love and after Fred returned home from the military, he married Mary on August 13, 1960. Fred and Mary had a beautiful and blessed marriage for 58 years. Fred was a carpenter by trade and loved doing woodwork. He was very crafty and creative. He also loved spending time in the outdoors soaking in God’s creations while fishing and gardening.

Fred was a man of many talents, two of which were painting and playing guitar. More than any activity, job or hobby, Fred treasured his moments surround by his grandchildren. They were his true pride and joy. No matter what Fred was doing, you could guarantee he would be giving 110% of himself. He was a selfless and caring individual who had a love for the Lord, his family and the numerous people he met throughout his life. 

Fred is survived by:
His beloved wife, Mary McDaniel

Son: Jeffrey Mark McDaniel and wife, Angie

Daughter: Sonya Kay Gunter and husband, Tommy

Brother, Vanard McDaniel

Grandchildren: 
Sara Garcia and husband, Mario
Emily Underbrink and husband, Justin
Craig Wittenburg
Justin McDaniel and wife, Lizeth
Macey Holloway and husband, Jerrod
Taylor McDaniel
Asher McDaniel
Thomas Gunter
Jessica Gunter
Gregg Gunter and wife, Katherine
Christy Dagle and husband, Donnie
Shannon Gunter

Great-grandchildren: 
Jackson Holloway
Nash McDaniel
Emilyn Underbrink
Elijah Underbrink
Jesse Garcia
Maddox Garcia
Milan Garcia
Milania Garcia
Brinley Gunter
Mackenzie Gunter
Nathan Carroway
Dylan Dagle
Brenon Girlinghouse
Ashlyn Girlinghouse
Cedric Ford

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dovie McDaniel; sisters, Lois Amburn, Ruby Nichols, Thelma Danley and Azel Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Gunter, Craig Wittenburg, Justin McDaniel, Justin Underbrink, Jesse Garcia and Jerrod Holloway. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Belrose, Carl Goodwin, Larry Russell and James Adams. 

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

04/05/2019

Maxie L. Coody, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Coody was born April 4, 1950, in Saline, Louisiana, to James Coody and Maudie Lucky. He retired from the United States Army after serving three tours in Vietnam and later retired from KLLM Trucking. He loved guns, hunting, and animals. Mr. Coody was a member of VFW Post 8904 in Center and First Baptist Church of Haslam.

He is survived by:

Children:
Sean Anthony Coody of Coushatta, Louisiana
Gregory Coody and wife, Amanda, of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Aaron Cole Coody and wife, Kayla, of West Monroe, Louisiana
Amanda Marie Noble and husband, Adam, of Leavenworth, Kansas

Grandchildren:
Amber Nicole Koerner of Denver, Colorado
Randon LeBlanc and wife, Summer, of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Devin LeBlanc of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Lauren Coody of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Madison Coody of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Kelsi Coody of West Monroe, Louisiana

Great-grandchildren:
Granger LeBlanc of Jonesboro, Louisiana
Gunner LeBlanc of Jonesboro, Louisiana

Brothers, Billy James Coody and wife, Gudrun, of Henderson, Nevada

Douglas Coody and wife, Rhonda, of Joaquin, Texas

Sister, Ruth Coody of Joaquin, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother, Maudie Lucky Huntley; brother, Ben Coody; stepfather, James Huntley.
Pallbearers will be Myron Mazie, Bryant Shipley, Mason Mustard, Jeff Sharp, Dan Madueno, and Todd Maestretti. Honorary pallbearer will be Shad Reece.

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

04/05/2019

Mickie Sneed Hewitt, age 68, passed away on April 2, 2019 in Shreveport, LA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Rev. Robert Leach will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Interment will follow the service at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mickie was born December 16, 1950 to Carl Sneed and Polly Hines Hall, in Jonesboro, LA. Mickie graduated from Logansport High School and went on to earn her Master’s in Education from Lamar University. She was a teacher and a special education diagnostician for the Desoto Parish School Board. Mickie was lovingly devoted to her children and family and had an immense love for learning and traveling.

Mickie is preceded in death by her father, Carl Sneed.

She is survived by:

Son, David Hewitt and wife Laurie

Daughter, Abby Hewitt

Father of her children, Joe Hewitt

Mother, Polly Hines Hall

Siblings:
Carla Sneed
Johnnie Sue Oran and husband Ron
Cindy Bussey and husband Mike
Charles Sneed

Many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Hines, Paul Trosclair, P.D. Tolar, Ron Oran Jr, Jeff Oran, and Cody Clary.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia, Louisiana.

04/03/2019

William J. “Don” Moore, aka East Texas Plowboy, 81, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 in Hemphill Care Center.

Don was born in Shelby County on August 12, 1937 to Amos and Laverne Moore. He spent most of his younger years in Shelby County until he met his bride-to-be, Lena Ratcliff in Bay Springs, Mississippi while working on a pipeline. They were married 62 years January 21, 2019. They came back to Texas and he worked at Livingston Shipyard in Orange, Texas. They returned to Shelby County in the latter part of 1957. In 1958, their first child, Becky, was born in Center, Texas. Don started working for Temple Industries in 1958 and moved to Pineland, Texas and took P. O. Box 262 which they still have at this time. He worked at Temple Industries in maintenance where he learned to drive a truck. He came to be a devoted truck driver, and during this time a son, William, Jr., was born and passed away in 1959. A daughter, Vicki was born in 1960, a son, Donald was born in 1961, and a daughter, Sheri, was born in 1963.

Don drove trucks for Temple, Lone Star, McAlister, Bilbo, Matco, Sammy Crain, and Keller Industries. In 1986/87, he purchased his own cab over Freightliner with Bilbo and numerous other trucks. He purchased a Kenworth and leased on to Gooch Trucking, Bob Conner, and Whitton Trucking. After that, he became self employed with his rig, hauling lumber out of Temple Inland and Georgia Pacific. He retired at the age of 78 years old in 2015. He never worked a day in his life. Most people would say he enjoyed his hobby of driving his Kenworth truck, he never wanted to give it up because he loved driving so much. He was and always will be the one and only East Texas Plowboy.

Don was saved and baptized into the Missionary Baptist faith and was a member of Bethel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pineland, Texas. He truly loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lena Mae Moore of Bronson, Texas; son, Donald Moore of Bronson, Texas; daughters, Becky Ellison and husband, Butch, of Bronson, Texas, Vicki Moore and Marty Forse of Black Ankle, Texas, and Sheri Hanks and husband, Orasha, of San Augustine, Texas; He is survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and blessed with two great-great granddaughters that are fifth generation; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special three-legged cat, Sparky.

He is also survived by brothers, K. F. (Cotton) Moore and Rodney Moore, both of Hemphill, Texas; sisters, Carolyn Horne of Geneva, Texas, Shirley Jasper and husband, Glenn, of Bowie, Texas, Diane Clark of Hemphill, Texas, Mary Collis of Hemphill, Texas, and Helen Jacks and husband, Mark, of Pineland, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Laverne Moore, son, William J. Moore, Jr. two granddaughters, Brandy and Mandy; and great grandson, Issac Shivers. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Paul Moore; sister, Juanita Amason and her husband, Bobby; sisters-in-law, Shawnee Moore and Thersea Moore; and brothers-in-law, Carl Horne and Roland Eugene Clegg.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr Street, Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 in Starr Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Floyd Wright and Bro. Dave Digmon officiating.

Burial will follow services in West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas with Don’s grandsons and great grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Hardy and Claude Lindsey.

Online condolences can be made at starrfuneralhome.com.

04/02/2019

David Lamar Mooney, 77, of Live Oak, Texas, passed away on April 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 26, 1941 in Center, Texas to Lawrence H. “Bob” Mooney and Lonita Carnahan Mooney.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas with Linda Searcy officiating.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin before pursuing a career as a teacher. He also had a passion for the arts which carried him to another career in acting. His filmography is extensive from the 1970’s through the present. Some of his most notable films are The Baby, from 1973, Chaplain, from 1992, and most recently, My All-American, from 2015, as well as many television commercials. David’s acting career allowed him the opportunity to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He continued working as a teacher as well for twenty years and even after retirement, he remained a substitute to stay connected to the students that he loved so much. David was a genuine, kind-hearted individual who never met a stranger. Every person he encountered during his life’s journey can speak of the positive memories David left with them.

David is survived by:

Sister, Giovanna Mooney Searcy and brother-in-law, James L. Searcy, Sr.

Nephew, James L. Searcy, Jr.

Niece, Linda Searcy

Great-nephews, Jason L. Searcy and Nathan M. Searcy

Cousin, Susan Mooney Chrane and husband, Calvin

Host of other family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence H. “Bob” Mooney and Lonita Carnahan Mooney and brother, Lawrence Henry Mooney, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Go Fund Me account for David Mooney Medical Care Support, https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-mooney-medical-care-support.

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

04/02/2019

James Ray Williams, 74, of Gilmer, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Gilmer.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Mr. Williams was born September 29, 1944, in Shelby County to Comer Arden Williams and Gracie Odell Mobley Williams.  He served in the United States Army and later retired from IBM as a service representative. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:
His sister: Maxine Nolan of Gilmer

Nephew: Billy Paul Nolan of Fort Worth

Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: 
Mike Mangrum and wife Rose of Center
Janice Churchman and husband Max of Center
Norma Rudd
Gay Nell Wilburn and husband Jimmy of Center
Mary Boniol of Center

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by wife, Mary Boniol Williams; parents, Comer Arden Williams and Gracie Odell Mobley Williams; brother-in-law, Clifton Boniol; mother-in-law, Ruth Mangrum.

Pallbearers will be Sunny Harkness, Mike Mangrum, Jeff Boniol, Ricky Harkness, Rodney Boniol, and Jason Wilburn.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Boniol, C.J. Boniol, James Mathis, and Michael Mangrum.

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

04/02/2019

Bobbie Ann Adams, age 55, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at her residence in Shelbyville, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Rosie Lee Brooks Adams.

Memorial service is Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1pm at “Spur 85” in San Augustine, Texas

She is survived by:

Brothers:
James Ray Adams of Center, Texas
James Earl Adams of Dallas, Texas

Sister, Jannie Berry of Shelbyville, Texas

Aunt, Arlene Barnes of Nacogdoches, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

04/01/2019

James Earl Garrett, 63 of Center, passed away Tuesday night, March 26, 2019 at Pam Specialty Hospital, Lufkin, Texas.

Services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11am at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

He is survived by:

Brother, Robert Garrett of Lufkin

Aunt, Annie Ruth Walker of Shelbyville

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

04/01/2019

James C. “J.C.” Windham, 45, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, in Joaquin.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.

Mr. Windham was born February 23, 1974, in Tucson, Arizona, to James E. Windham and Linda Bright Windham.  He worked as an engineer on a crew boat and enjoyed fishing as a hobby.

He is survived by:
His parents: James E. Windham and Linda Bright Windham

Uncle: Jewell Bright Jr.

Cousins: 
Kristen Bright
Chandler Bright
Brent Bright
George Alvin Windham Jr.
Kathryn Boehm and husband Leonard
Gladys and Ricky Andrews

Numerous cousins

Preceded in death by grandparents, Marie Chandler Bright Fults and Jewell Bright Sr., George Anthony “Pete” Windham and Syble Emmons Windham Irish; uncles, William “Ike” Bright, George A. Windham Sr.; aunt, Louise Windham Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Walton, Terry Walton, Shawn Lonergan, Leonard Boehm, and George Windham Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will be William “BJ” Bright, Frank Bright, Brent Bright, and Chandler Bright.

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

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