11/26/2022

Michael Wayne Kindred, 70, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on October 29, 2022, in Center, Texas. He was born on November 25, 1951, in Davenport, Iowa, to the late Earl Raymond Kindred and Edna Bel Wright.  

Graveside service will be held at 1:30PM on November 27, 2022 at Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Michael graduated high school and joined the United States Army. He served his great nation during Vietnam. He met the love of his life, Patsy Miller, and the two were joined in marriage July 31, 1980. They spent over 42 years together before his passing. Michaels favorite place of employment was working for a motorcycle shop. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and taking the kids and grandkids riding as well. He made sure his kids and grands had things to ride and enjoy while at home. Michael loved time spent with his wife, kids, and grandkids. They were his pride and joy. 

Michael is survived by:
His loving wife Patsy

Sons:
Michael Wayne Kindred II
Lance Burns

Daughters: 
Heather Marie Plunkett and husband Hoyt
Misty Brooks and Sam Snyder
Kelly Davis
Jodi Miller
Wendy Goolsby and husband Willie

Daughter-in-law, Tonya Kindred

Brother, Mark Kindred

Sister, Marsha Winton

Grandchildren: 
Draven
Raven
Britney
Carlee
Madeline
Sydnie
Courtney
Brittany
Daniel
Luke
Mikey
Benjamin
Jonathon
Austin
Matthew
Ben

Seven great-grandchildren

Special friend, Rex Hass

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Edna Kindred; grandson, Dre; and sister Faye Owen.

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

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/26/2022

Vince Bauwens, 82, husband of Delores Halliburton Bauwens, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel.

Vince was born February 5, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rudolph Bauwens and Ellen McNeeley Bauwens. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service, during which he received three Purple Hearts. He was an avid reader and loved NASCAR and football. 

Vince is survived by:
His wife, Delores Halliburton Bauwens of Center

Daughter, Shawn Lowater and family of Center

Sons:
Scott Bauwens of Montana
Pat Bauwens of California

Sister, Debra McQuarrie of Nevada

Sisters-in-law: 
Linda Walden of Center
Anitra Harris and husband Terry of Carthage

Grandson, William Walden of Center

Other special family: 
Ricky and Carolyn Harkness
Wayne and Shirley Harkness
Joe And Ricky Kay Harkness

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other family

Vince was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Bauwens; parents, Rudolph Bauwens and Ellen McNeeley Bauwens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, The Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

11/25/2022

Thelma Maudine Leach, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 25, 2022, in Center, Texas. She was born on April 26, 1934, in Center, Texas, to the late Alton Murphy Sigler and Narnie Lee Byford Sigler.  

Graveside service will be held at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 2pm with Bro. Don Noble officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Sunday, November 27, 2022, beginning at 1PM at Antioch Cemetery.
Thelma was born in Shelby County.  Her birth was a surprise. She was born just minutes after her twin sister, Velma.

She lived most of her life in the Harmony Community in San Augustine, Texas.  Thelma was a very gifted individual. She loved sewing, quilting, painting, and wood crafts. She used to say, “if she could draw it, she could build it”.  She also enjoyed gardening. She loved the Lord and was a longtime, faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church.

She is survived by:
Her daughters: 
Mary Ann Rushing of Deridder, Louisiana
Rhonda Barlow and husband Jerry of Center

Twin sister, Velma Woodle of Bogota

Grandchildren:
Shelia Rushing Burk and husband Jessie of Deridder Louisiana
Sabrina Causey and husband Cliff of Joaquin
Serina Rushing of Deridder, Louisiana
Marc Leach of San Augustine

Great-grandchildren:
Alex Goodman
Treasure Chase and husband Earnest
Morgan Rodigue and husband Kurt
Cody Causey
Victoria Rushing
Kylie Rushing
Jazlynn Babin and Travis Hinkle
Victorian Jackson and husband Jacob
Sidney Leach

Great-great-grandchildren:
Haylie Goodman
Amora Ozsoy
Abby Chase
Adley Jackson
Kaston Jackson
Levvie Jackson
Anna Hinkle

Special friend, Kayla Gunderman

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

Thelma is preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence "Sid” Leach, RC Scott; parents, Alton and Narnie (Byford) Sigler; son, Clarence Elvin Leach; brothers, Otis Norfleet Sigler, William Henry Sigler; sisters, Wilda Marie Leach Porter, and Mary Helen Blackburn

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

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/25/2022

Bette Ann Samford, 85, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2022, in San Augustine, Texas. She was born on October 16, 1937, in Center, Texas, to the late Alex Merrill Lucas and Linnie Mittie Stephens Lucas.

A memorial service will be held at 2PM at Short Methodist Church, on Sunday, December 4, 2022, with Rev. Sherry Harding officiating.

Bette was born and raised in Shelby County. She graduated Center High School. She met the love of her life, Ben Samford, and the two were married in 1957. They spent many wonderful years together before his passing in 2017. Bette worked for Southwestern Bell/ AT&T for over 30 years before retiring. She was also a dedicated mother, grandmother, and housewife. Bette found great joy in taking care of family. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the beauty all around. Bette was a worthy matron and member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 348. She loved the Lord and was a lifelong member of the First Methodist and Short Methodist Church.

She is survived by:

Son, C.A. Samford and wife Connie of Denton, Texas

Grandson, Benjamin Virgil Samford of Denton

Brother, Claude Austin Lucas and wife Bonnie of Center

Nieces:
Barbara Samford Pinkston
Cheri Lucas Wheeler

Nephews:
Austin Lucas
Will Lucas

Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Bette is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ben Samford; parents, Alex and Linnie Lucas; and sister, Carrie Alice Lucas; brother and sister in laws, Clarence Ford Samford and Ann Samford, William Samford and Janell Samford.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Methodist Children’s Home Waco, Texas https://www.mch.org/donate/ or Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle, San Juan, Texas https://www.olsjbasilica.org/give.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/25/2022

Earline "Bill" Butler Cleveland of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, at her residence at the age of 89 years, 3 months, 28 days.

Mrs. Cleveland was born July 24, 1933, in San Augustine County to parents W.W. "Zack" Butler and Nellie Leola (Phillips) Butler and attended Chireno Schools in her youth. She was a former longtime resident of the Conroe, Texas, area before moving back to her hometown. Mrs. Cleveland enjoyed fishing and gardening and had retired from Stitt Spark Plug Company.

Her survivors include:

Sons:
Dwight Cleveland and his wife, Cheryl of San Augustine County
Dewayne Cleveland of San Augustine County

Daughter, Darnell Parrish of San Augustine County

Grandchildren:
Jeffrey David Cleveland
Jaclynn Cleveland Mauldin and husband Travis
Jeffrey Parrish and wife Lisa
Stacey Parrish Collins
James Cleveland and wife Angela
Justin Cleveland
Adam Cleveland and wife Robyn

Host of great-grandchildren

Brothers:
Charles Butler and wife Connie
Floyd Butler and wife Mary Ann
Gerald Butler and wife Georgia

Sister-in-law, Elaine Butler

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin M. Cleveland, in 1998; parents, W.W. "Zack" and Nellie Leola Butler; sister, Geraldine Butler Monday; and brothers, S.J. Butler and Hollis Butler.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jeffrey Cleveland, Jeffrey Parrish, Levi Mauldin, Travis Mauldin, James Cleveland, and Craig Butler.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences. Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

11/23/2022

Michael Wayne Howard Sr., 55, of Shelbyville, passed away November 23, 2022.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with internment following at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Bro. Todd Jenkins will be officiating.

Born February 1, 1967, in Houston, Texas, Michael is the son of Robert Robertson and Sandra Roach.  

He is survived by:
His children: 
Shannon Lee
Michael Howard Jr. and wife Karly
Matthew Howard and wife Kendall
Mallory Howard and Trevor Howard

Grandchildren: 
Madisen Howard
Mattilyn Howard
Clay Howard
Conway Howard
Mila Howard
Marlie Howard
Bobby Hendricks III
Nevaeh Lee
Colton Lee

Brothers: 
David Tillotson
Timothy Jackson and wife Jennifer Ronzellow

Sisters, Rebecca Robertson, and Michelle Cullen

Preceded in death by his mother Sandra Tillotson; sister, Kim Sanders; grandparents, Marie Howard and George Howard.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Jackson, David Tillotson, Morgan Sanders, Jerry Mark Sanford, Trevor Howard, and Michael Broadway.

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

11/23/2022

Randy Lynn Andrews, 71, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 22, 2022, peacefully at his residence in Center, Texas. He was born on January 20, 1951, in Center, Texas, to the late James Joseph Benjamin Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden Andrews.

Memorial graveside service will be held at 3PM on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at North Jericho Cemetery, CR 3129 off of FM 699, Center, Texas, with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating.

Randy was born and raised in Shelby County. He graduated from Center High School Class of 1969.  He loved his son, Joseph, and found joy in spending time with him. Randy was an avid collector of things. He collected coins, hot wheels, monopoly sets, among various other things. Randy loved doing yard work and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, especially that of Alan Jackson. He retired from Brookshire Brothers in Center on his birthday in 2017 after working many years for the company in various locations. Randy was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Center. 

He is survived by:

Joseph Andrews and wife Holly

Former wife, Robin Folsom Andrews

Nieces:
Debra Lawson Yarbrough and family
Luciana Lawson Barr and husband Charles and family
Sherry Lawson

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Randy is preceded in death by his parents, James and Iva Mae Andrews; brother, James “Bud” Mancel Andrews; and sister, Jean Lawson and husband Billy.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to a charity of your choice.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/23/2022

Sherry Lynn Caudle, 60, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on November 19, 2022, in Dallas.

A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Brother Tim Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Sherry was born November 2, 1962, in Memphis, Tennessee. Words that describe Sherry are simple. She was a very devoted wife, loving mother, and doting Meme for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. To be honest, she loved all children and would tell them to call her Meme. Her world revolved around her family. She particularly loved those grands and great grands! If anyone needed her time or efforts, she was sure to give all she could. 

She spent 25 years working at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She told herself that she was going to be there for her family and move mountains for them. So that day she started studying and studying and secured her license to be an Echo Cardiogram Technician. Sherry never met a stranger. She would go out of her way to help the patients and their supporting families to be as comfortable as she could. As well as being attentive to surviving relatives to those who lost loved ones. 

In her free time, she enjoyed camping at the lake and relaxing by the water. She loved to take in the sights and sounds of whatever area they were staying. Sitting by the campfire was her favorite place to be even if it was 105 degrees outside. 

Steve was the love of her life. She fell head over heels in love with him the first time she laid eyes on him. He was her hero and her knight in shining armor. She thanked God every day for bringing him into her life.

Sherry is survived by:

Husband, Steve Caudle

Daughter, Monique Tibbits and husband Justin Carroll of Nacogdoches

Son, Rickie Gorum and wife Susan of Nacogdoches

Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Terry Caudle and wife Vanessa of Carthage

Grandchildren:
James Rogers
Samantha Duval and husband Scottland
David Morgan
Joslyn Shewmaker
Anthony Shewmaker
Hazel Gorum
Destiny Knott and husband Justin
Shara Sturtz and husband Shaun

Great-grandchildren:
Kayden Duval
Ryver Duval
Ryker Duval
Westin Knott
Banks Knott
Saige Sturtz

Sisters:
Leslie Smith Thompson
Kathy Smith Dyson
Minette Fontenot

Brothers:
Danny Smith
Ross Smith

Host of nieces, nephews, and other family.

Sherry was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Sullivan; stepfather, Roy Smith; and brother, Tony Smith.

Pallbearers will be Terry Caudle, Monique Tibbits, James Rogers, Rickie Gorum, Scottland Duval, and Justin Carroll.

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

11/23/2022
Lewis Darrell Jones, 85, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on November 21, 2022, in Joaquin, Texas. He was born on May 20, 1937, in Antioch Community, Shelby County, Texas, to the late Charles Alfred Jones and Ollie “Janie” Rebecca Aiken Jones.

Memorial service will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2pm. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1PM on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Darrell was born and raised in the Antioch Community, Shelby County, Texas. He graduated from Joaquin High School. He married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Garvis Childress, on December 20, 1957. The two had two wonderful boys, Darrell Dean and Michael Craig, whom they raised in Shelby County. They shared over 60 years together before Garvis’s passing in 2018. Darrell was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed hunting and acquiring old knives and Indian artifacts. Darrell was a skilled welder and carpenter and could make or build anything. One of his greatest hobbies was working and landscaping his beautiful flowersbeds.  He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. More than anything he treasured time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. His heart was full when he was surrounded by family enjoying laughter and making memories. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survived by:

Son, Darrell Dean Jones and wife Gina

Daughter in law, Teresa Jones

Grandchildren: 
Ashley Balkcom and husband Jason
Jonathan Jones and wife Kinsey
Jared Jones and wife Madison
Samantha Jones
Sarah Jones Lavergne and husband Jacob

Great grandchildren:
Landry Balkcom
Bowen Balkcom
Ellie Jones
Judson Jones
Jhett Jones

Brother and sister in laws:
Doug and Jan Childress
Lynn and Emily Childress
Kay Childress
Jim Lassiter

God Child, Drake Jansen

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Garvis Jones; son, Michael Craig Jones; parents, Charles and Ollie “Janie” Jones; brothers, Nolan Jones, Pete Jones, Wayne Jones, and Leroy Jones.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.mangumfh.net" www.mangumfh.net.

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/22/2022

Inez Campbell, 78, of Highlands, Texas passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022.

A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Brother Terry Weeless officiating.

Inez was born on November 19, 1944 to John and Altie Mae Parrish. She enjoyed arts and crafts in her spare time. Inez was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

Inez is survived by:

Sons:
Joel Campbell and wife Mindi of Friendswood
Ronnie Campbell and wife Teresa of Highlands
Chris Campbell of Center
Phillip Campbell and wife Melissa of Pollok

Daughter, Stacey Mansfield and husband Robert of Highlands

13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Campbell; parents, John and Altie Mae Parrish; brothers, J.D. Parrish, Franklin Doyle Parrish, and Freddy Eugene Parrish; sisters, Delvin Rains, Melba Bush, Faye Green, and Helen Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Austin Rowland, Robert Mansfield, Justin Campbell, Tad Wheeler, Adam Campbell, Dickey Green, Dylan Rowland, and Earl Luckey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Campbell, Dustin Campbell, and Luther Rains.

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

11/22/2022

Ruby E. (Lawson) Hughes, 85, of Center, Texas passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022.

A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons funeral home on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 10:00 am. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 pm at Oaklawn Memorial Park, with Brother Charles Williams officiating.

Ruby was born on October 9, 1937 to Hobson and Lela Jones Lawson. She was the ninth of ten children. She attended Center High School and married her high school sweetheart, Charles Paul Hughes. They were married for 63 years. In their later years, if she and Charlie were walking together, they were holding hands. If ever asked why they held hands everywhere they went, they said they were “holding each other up.” They spent most of their days geocaching and exploring during their retirement, including finding caches in every county in the state of Texas. Ruby was a homemaker, gardener, excellent cook, and quilter extraordinaire. Ruby and Charles Paul raised three sons, Mitchell, Charles Leslie, and Paul. She tended the family poultry farm until after their sons were grown. For many years, she worked at the Shelby County Courthouse during elections. She was part of an elite group of quilters at the James Antioch Community Center, which met weekly to hand stitch the quilts that they all made. Throughout her lifetime, she made dozens of quilts, and mostly gave them away to people that she loved and cared about, including at least one for each of her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church for more than 60 years.

Ruby is survived by:

Sons:
Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra
Charles (Les) Hughes and wife Susan
Paul Hughes and Ann Goff

Grandchildren:
Angela Campbell and husband Guy
Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin
Aron Hughes and wife Jessica
Dustin Hughes and wife Sara
Austin Hughes
Thomas Hughes and wife Emma
Grace Hughes

Great-Grandchildren:
Adelyn, Jack, and Emmy Campbell
Trevor and Taygan Bailey
Joanna, Henry, Phoebe, and Lydia Hughes
Hanson and Charlsie Hughes
Harrison and Warren Hughes

Sisters-in-law:
Sally Stewart and husband David
Wynell Lawson
Nadine Lawson
Clydia Lawson

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, church family, friends, and special lifelong friends James and Faye Rudd.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Hobson Lawson and Leila Jones Lawson; husband, Charles Hughes; daughter-in-law, Janet Hughes; brothers: Joel, Glenn, Happy, Forriest, Tommy, and Billy Lawson; sisters, Oleta Lawson Cockrell, Mildred Lawson Partlow, and Judy Lawson Carrington, several brothers and sisters-in-law, and father and mother-in-law Paul and Addie B. Hughes.

Pallbearers will be Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Guy Campbell, and Dustin Bailey.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate or the James Antioch Community Center c/o Ellen Manning, which may be mailed to 4430 State Hwy 7E, Center, TX 75935.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Grove Nursing Center and Affinity Hospice for their care of our mother (and MeMaw).

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

11/22/22

William David Campbell Sr., 72, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, in Joaquin. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Sardis Cemetery. Interment will be at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born January 8, 1950, Mr. Campbell is the son of M. T. Campbell and LaVennia McGee Campbell. He was an avid sportsman and loved attending car shows. He was also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Survived by:

Daughter, Katie LeaAnn Blackwell of Bossier City, Louisiana

Son, William David Campbell Jr. of Joaquin

Grandson, Gavin Blackwell of Bossier City, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law: 
Joy Rankin and husband Lloyd of Tenaha
Cynthia Kay and husband Harold of Tenaha

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, M. T. Campbell and LaVennia McGee Campbell; wife, Katie Campbell

Honorary pallbearer will be Norris Taylor.

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

11/22/2022

David “Ole Milwaukee” Lynn Bryce, Sr., 70, of Greenwood, Louisiana passed away on November 18, 2022, in Greenwood, Louisiana. He was born on June 27, 1952, in Center, Texas to Tommie Roscoe and Christine (Smith) Bryce.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, officiated by Orval Miller. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

David grew up in Bryce, Texas. He graduated from Gary High School. David met Vicki Courtney Hailey at Ida, Louisiana while working on a drilling rig. They were married for 11 years. Ole Milwaukee had his CDL since he was 18 years old. He once drove a school bus on his own field trip. David enjoyed drag racing and watching old movies and westerns. He was happiest when spending time with family. David was a member of Word of God Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ole Milwaukee or Goldie, as he was affectionately known, will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

David is survived by:

Wife, Vicki Courtney Hailey Bryce

Mother, Christine Smith Bryce

Sons:
David “Sambo” Bryce, Jr. and wife, Christy
Scotty Bryce and wife, Anna
Seth Hailey and wife, Amanda

Grandchildren:
Colton Bryce
Leann Youngblood
Chloe Bryce
Ryan Youngblood
Kaydence Hammers
Cruze Bryce
Halen Hailey
Trinity Hailey
Aubrey Hall

Sister, Patricia Dukes and husband, Jim Sargent

Brother-in-law, Milton Kovar

Along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tommie Roscoe Bryce; brother, Tommie Lee Bryce; and sister, Linda Kovar.

Serving as pallbearers will be Benny Bryce, Ryan Youngblood, Colton Bryce, Jared Dukes, TJ Bryce, and Jarrett Jones. Honorary pallbearer is Cruze Bryce.

11/21/2022

Lloyd Glen Holloway, 82, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on November 13, 2022, in Carthage, Texas. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Details to attend the graveside service will be updated later.

Glen was born on December 26, 1939, in San Augustine, Texas, to the late A.L. Holloway and Irene Quinn. He was raised in the Blackjack Community and graduated Chireno High School Class of 1958. It was because of school that he had the privilege of marrying his high school sweetheart, Patsy Jean Balch, on December 3, 1960. Patsy and Glen spent over 20 years together in marriage and to that union they had three wonderful children: Deborah, Stephen, and Wendy.

Glen worked as a Diesel mechanic and was just an all-around craftsman. In his older years he found his love for animals and gardening. He loved to sit down and drink coffee while reading his favorite magazines such as Mother Earth’s News, The Farmers Almanac, The Peddler and just the plain old newspaper. He loved spending time with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, they were his pride and joy. Time spent with family was time cherished.

Glen is survived by:

Daughters:
Wendy Wilburn, husband Jason, and their two kids, Holly Wilburn and Lance Wilburn
Deborah Thompson, husband Gary, and their two kids, Shaun Kirk and wife Cyndi, and Monica Kirk

Brother, Robert Holloway and wife Beverly

Brother-in-law, Harrell Stewart

Sister-in-law, Dorothy Holloway

Great-grandchildren: Ryan, Shelby, and Sasha Kirk

Numerous nieces and nephews

And special friends: Betty Runions, husband Bobby, and their three kids, Tara and boyfriend Rogelio, Kierra, and Nathan; Steven Myers; Mike the mailman; Red, his dog

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his former wives, Patsy Jean Holloway, Mary Ann Carlton; son, Stephen Duane Holloway; parents, A.L. and Irene Holloway; brother, Wayne Holloway; and sister, Louise Stewart; his dog Willie; and special friend, “Mama B.”

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

11/19/2022

Cindy Jackson Sholar, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away November 18, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with internment following at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be held Monday, November 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bro. Steven Berry, Bro. Lamar Denby, and Bro. Rodney Clyde will be officiating.

Born August 6, 1963, in Center, Texas, Cindy is the daughter of Murl Jackson and Robbie Wilburn Ash. Cindy was an ancillary coordinator for nursing homes for 17 years. She enjoyed cooking, going to the beach, swimming, playing 42, and playing cards. Cindy loved spending time with her grandkids, family and friends. 

She is survived by:
Her children: 
Michael Brandon Jackson
Nikki Postell and husband Benjamin
Meeghan Ray and husband Shane
Tim McCann
Richard Sholar Jr. and wife Bresha
Lacy Sholar
Heather Glenn and husband Cary
Heath Sholar and wife Monica

Grandchildren:
Karma Sholar
Chadly Fleming
Alexis Barlow
Avery Lawrence
Alexandra Postell
Jalen Postell
Jordan Postell
Destiny McCann
Seth Ray
Trinity Ray
Rilee Sholar
Carter Sholar
Konlee Sholar
Tenley Sholar
Tessa Sholar
Taelyn Sholar
Angel Ray
Teegan McCann
Cydni Glenn

Great-grandchildren:
Everett
Zane
Annie
Stella

Brother, Roger Jackson and wife Charlene

Father of the Sholars, Richard Sholar Sr.

Special friends: 
Wanda Mote
Jackie Wright
Darlene Smith
Nong Cliffton
Suzie & Floyd Blackman
Sue Jenkins
Walter Anderson

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by her grand baby, Richard “Trip” Sholar III; parents, Murl Jackson & Robbie Wilburn Ash; grandparents, Tassie & Pete Rice, W.H. & Viola Jackson; and nephew Cade Jackson.

Pallbearers will be James Jones, Wyatt Windham, Blake Jackson, Matthew Miller, Nathan Cryier, John Roger Jackson, James Mangan, and Bubba John Sholar.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Cassell, Richard Sholar Sr., Michael Lynn Andrews, Jarrod Whitton, Justice Hathron, Daniel Cassell, Lee Risinger, and Cheyenne Moore.

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

11/18/2022

Wayne Frank Gandy, 72, of Joaquin, passed away November 17, 2022, in Joaquin.

Memorial services for Wayne Gandy, 72, will be held Monday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m., at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

Wayne Gandy, known to many as “Coach Gandy,” went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2022. He was born on November 2, 1950, in Sugarland, TX, to William and Dorothy Gandy. He graduated from Dulles High School in 1969.  After high school, he went to Wharton Junior College to play football, later transferring to SFA where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. After college, he met and married his wife Cindy and began what would be a legendary 40 year career as a teacher and coach.

Coach was a man of many tales (most of them true), but if you talked to him long, you knew how deeply proud he was of his “three good sons,” Brian, Bradley, and Patrick.  He taught them the game of football he so loved and the importance of investing in the lives of others both on and off the field of play.

Coach always pushed you to be a better version of yourself, with his charismatic personality and a never quit mentality. He kicked off his coaching career as an SFA grad assistant, then had stints at Dulles High School, Brazosport, Angleton, and Danbury. He went on to be head football coach for 21 years at Huffman, Groesbeck, and Joaquin.
 
A loving husband, Dad, and PawPaw Coach, Wayne loved his family fiercely, and we rejoice in knowing he has a new body and one day we will see him again. What a team he is with now! Not sure if there is football in heaven, but if there is, no doubt he is already calling tight rip 66 toss and looking for the prettiest girl to dance with.

“He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Until we meet again…

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy Gandy, son Brian Gandy and daughter-in-law Sarah, son Bradley Gandy, son Patrick Gandy and daughter-in-law Lacey, grandchildren Ellisyn Gandy, Naomi Gandy, Lylah Gandy, and Brock Gandy, brother Travis Gandy and his wife Gloria, brother Dale Gandy, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family, friends, and athletes.

He is preceded in death by his infant daughter Kimberly Ann Gandy, parents William and Dorothy Gandy, sister Candace Gandy, and twin brother Waylan Gandy.

Special thanks to Tammy and the Affinity Hospice Team for their care in the final months.

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

11/18/2022

Toni Katherine Lambert, 79, of Joaquin, passed away November 17, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held Noon, Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with visitation at 10:00 am. Bro. Joe Walker and Bro. Mike Pearson will officiate. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Born November 4, 1943, in Carthage, Texas, Toni is the daughter of Guy Wimberly McFadden and Ellen Wimberly McFadden.  She enjoyed sewing and was a member of the Texas Mission Builders. She was also a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Husband, Rushing Lambert of Joaquin

Daughter, Robin Hart and husband Allan of Ruston, Louisiana

Son, Rusty Lambert and wife Julie of Center

Grandchildren:
Emily Hodge and husband Jonathan
Megan Whitard and husband Jared
Nicholas Lambert

Great-grandchildren: Kasen, Collin, Josie, Emerson, and Macie

Siblings:
Analea Rawson of Carthage
Jimmy McFadden of Ft. Worth
Vida Duke of Carthage

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by parents, Guy Wimberly McFadden and Ellen Wimberly McFadden

Pallbearers will be Rusty Lambert, Jared Whitard, Jonathan Hodge, Nicholas Lambert, Davis Brittain and Allan Hart. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Texas Mission Builders.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Mission Builders or Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

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

11/18/2022

Mona “Sissy” Elaine Davis, 68, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on November 9, 2022, in Tyler, Texas. She was born on October 2, 1954, in Houston, Texas, to Leon Benjamin Tyus and Myrtle Elaine (James) Oliver. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas.

Sissy grew up in Houston, Texas. She attended high school at Channelview High School and later went on to cosmetology school. Sissy was happiest when she was outdoors. She spent many hours fishing and camping, often sitting around a fire. Sissy enjoyed walking and she would push her momma around in her wheelchair. She loved her momma so much and was her main caretaker for years. Sissy took joy in sitting outside on her porch listening to her windchimes. She was so proud of her flowers and spent a lot of time making them beautiful. Sissy’s greatest joy was her family. She was never happier than to be surrounded by family and friends, cooking for them and all her neighbors. Above all else, Sissy loved the Lord. She spent hours reading her bible and loved taking care of the less fortunate. Sissy is now singing and dancing in the sky with the Lord that she held so dear.

Sissy is survived by:
Mother, Myrtle Elaine Oliver

Children:
Sherrie Lloyd and husband, Shannon of Timpson
Jacob Moore of Hemphill
Amber Yancey and husband, Omar of Lufkin
Christopher Moore and girlfriend, Kirby Ford of Hemphill

Sister, Norma Austin of Channelview

Grandchildren:
Ryan Battles
Jordan Lloyd
Jase Lloyd
Mia Lloyd
Connor Moore
Addy Yancey
Carter Yancey

Great-grandchild, Steevie Jo Battles

Best friend, Terry Taylor

Loving dog, Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Benjamin Tyus; and brother, Benny Lewis Tyus.

The family asks if you want to share any special memories or want to write a letter to Mona, that you write them down and bring that with you and put it in the box provided. The family will enjoy them at a later time.

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

11/17/2022

Marian Neal Hooker, 91, of Center, passed away November 14, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Center, with internment following at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Marian Neal Hooker was born August 18th, 1931 in Gainesville, Florida, to Charles Roy Neal and Esther Marie Crown Neal. She went to her heavenly home on November 14th, 2022, at the age of 91. 

Mrs. Hooker finished both high school and college in three years each and graduated from the University of Florida at age 20. She and her husband were the first married couple to graduate together from there. She was too young to receive her grades and the college mailed them to her husband. Her Bachelor’s degree was in education and she taught school for eight years. She started teaching Sunday school when she was 13 years old and taught it for the rest of her life. Mrs. Hooker taught GA’s, RA’s, Mission Friends, WMU, Training Union, and other Bible classes. Last year she was recognized with a plaque and many kind words by the Shelby-Doches Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the First Baptist Church in Center for having taught for 75 years. She went on a medical mission trip to Honduras with Dr. Hooker and Sharon and the First Baptist Church. One can only guess at the number of people whose lives she has influenced.

Growing up on a farm during the depression meant that she did chores before and after school. From the age of four, she got up at 4:00 a.m. and cooked breakfast for her father, who had to do his mail route early. Then she napped a little longer, gathered eggs and milked the cow before going to school. After school, there were weeds to pull, vegetables to pick, little sisters to help with, and household chores. 

This great lady had many talents. She was able to draw exceptionally well, including things that many artists find difficult, such as horses and human hands. She drew up the blueprints for their house. Mrs. Hooker also took pride in working crossword puzzles in ink. She also did beautiful calligraphy.

Mrs. Hooker was loved by everyone who met her. She always greeted people with a smile and a hug. She never said an unkind work about anyone or to anyone. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, sister, and cousin. She had many dear friends of all ages and walks of life. 

Mrs. Hooker is survived by:
Her son, Lewis Hooker and Sue

Daughters, Sharon and Don Nelson, and Carol and Mickey Chandler

Grandchildren: 
Ben and Casey Nelson
Douglass Hooker
Timothy Chandler
Hannah and Jared Davidson
Daniel Hooker and fiancée Alia
Jonathon Chandler

Sisters:
Carolyn Thomas
Clarice Neal

Sister-in-law, Alice Jo Hooker

She in preceded in death by:
Her parents, Roy and Esther Neal

Loving husband of 63 years, Dr. Joe B. Hooker

Sisters, Rachel Hall and Ruth Moseley

Brothers-in-law Olan Williamson, Charles Hooker, and Dixon Hooker

Sisters-in-law Verdine Williamson, Marie Hooker, and Gertrude Langdon

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Center or to a charity of your choice. 

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

11/15/2022

Daria Lanette York, 77, of Center, passed away November 11, 2022, in Katy.

Funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2022, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with internment following at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rev. Pate will be officiating.

Born March 28, 1945, in Freeport, Texas, Daria is the daughter of Billie Pate and Billy Edward Mullins.  She loved to travel, and enjoyed spending time with her family and her dogs. Daria was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:
Her daughter, Trina York Turgeon of Katy

Grandson, Tristan Turgeon of Katy

Brother, Wayne Mullins and wife Karen of Baytown

Father of Trina, Gary York of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by her parents, Billy Mullins and Billie Pate Mullins; sister, Anita Mullins, and Clara Kiechler; brother, Donald Mullins.

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

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