08/21/2019

Lucille Gray, 84 of Center, TX passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Focused Care Nursing Facility in Center, TX.

Lucille was born December 30, 1934 to Rev. Jessie Gray, Sr. and Callie Hamilton Gray.

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Friday August 23, 2019 at West View Cemetery in Center, TX with Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Jessie Gray, Sr. and Callie Hamilton Gray; daughter, Dollie Hall; son-in-law, William Hall; granddaughter, Angela Hall; brother, Jessie Gray, Jr.; sisters, Mary Phipps and Hazel Scott; niece, Jasmine Phipps; and nephew, Jonathan Gray.

The family of Lucille Gray would like to thank the staff of Focused Care, Heart to Heart Hospice, and All Families Mortuary for all the loving care given to our family.

Arrangements are under the direction of All Families Mortuary in Burke, Texas.

08/18/2019

Nelson Ray Weathered, age 73, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

Funeral Service is at 11am Friday, August 23, 2019 at China Chapel Baptist Church. Interment is at Countyline Cemetery, Geneva, Texas with Pastor Orvin Garrett officiating. Visitation is from 1pm until 6:30pm on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors:

Wife, Ruby Price Weathered of San Augustine, Texas

5 Sons:
James Weathered (Linda) of Center, Texas
Marvin Weathered of San Augustine, Texas
Calvin Weathered of San Augustine, Texas
Anthony Weathered (LaToya) of Terry, Mississippi
Alex Weathered of San Augustine, Texas

10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services entrusted to Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.

08/18/2019

Jimmy Ray Eddins, 79, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 17, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Born, June 18, 1940, in Chireno, Texas to the late Willis Harvel Eddins and Glendon Adelle (Parrish) Eddins. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10AM at East Hamilton Cemetery with Bro. Fred Wilcox officiating.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6-8PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

Jimmy was faithful in serving his country through the United States Navy, Special Forces. He was a very generous, kind person towards others. Jimmy was a very intelligent man and worked well with his hands. He enjoyed repairing guns as well as practice shooting. Being outdoors was one of Jimmy’s favorite things to do, and in his free time he liked camping. Being in nature always brought him a sense of peace. Jimmy was known for being an avid baseball fan, especially when it came to little league. Nothing got him going like a little competitive baseball game. He was Baptist by faith.

Jimmy is survived by:

Sons:
Johnny Ray Eddins
James William Eddins

Daughter, Katie Crofoot

Brother, W.H. “Dub” Eddins

Sisters:
Barbara Jean Corbell
Joyce Hughes

Numerous grandchildren, other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Glendon Eddins; sons, Christopher Eddins and Jeffery Allen Eddins; brother, Bobby H. Eddins and grandson, Dustin Eddins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or visit https://www.stjude.org/give.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. Family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

08/17/2019

Harold Church, age 44, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in San Augustine, Texas.

He was born July 7, 1975, to Faye Church and graduated from Zavalla High School in 1994. Harold had been a resident of Colonial Pines in San Augustine since 2015.

He was a wonderful person with the sweetest soul who enjoyed all activies at Colonial Pines. Some of his favorites were music (he loved his rock and heavy metal music more than anything), making crafts (his absolute favorite craft was making wooden cars and painting them, he was so proud of the outcome), coloring, he enjoyed being read to, attending church services, he loved pet visits, loved drinking Dr Pepper and every chance he got he was going tomakr sure to get ice cream. He was able to recently take his very first outing to the zoo. He was given a wish and his only wish was to see the animals.

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Following visitation his funeral will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Chapel with Pastor Gordon Vaughn officiating.

There will be no graveside service.

He is survived by:
His foster mom: Sally Marshall

Brothers: 
David Church
Otis Church 

Those left to cherish his memory are all of his friends at Colonial Pines who cared for him and loved him like family.

Special friends also include Kerr Fairley; along with Lindsey Ross, who was his nurse--she made him smile and was very special to him; and Leola Davis, who recently came into his life a few months back as his best friend and loved him as her own.

A special thanks is extended to Colonial Pines and Affinity Hospice for caring for him in his last days.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com to offer memories and condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

08/16/2019

Janet Permenter Cammack, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin with Bro. Chris Welch, Sister Melba Rodgers, and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mrs. Cammack was born August 1, 1946, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Harold Permenter and Mary Annette Lawrence Permenter. Her favorite times were those spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband, Rennie Cammack of Joaquin; children, Scott Cammack of Joaquin and Caryn Bergeron of Carthage; grandchildren, Sarah Link and husband Tyler of Bossier City, Louisiana, Carlie Edgar and husband Tristan of Carthage, Carson Bergeron of Ruston, Louisiana, and Krista Bergeron of Carthage; great granddaughter, Demi Edgar of Carthage; sister, Elizabeth Cox of Stonewall, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Ann Cammack of Minden, Louisiana, Connie Harvey and husband Rodney of Joaquin, Joyce Neal of Joaquin, and Loyce Dickerson and husband Kenneth of Joaquin; numerous niece, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Annette Permenter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Weldon and Ercell Cammack; brothers-in-law, Eugene Cox, Wayne Cammack, and Dale Cammack.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Link, Tristan Edgar, Jonathan Neal, Brandon Neal, Gordon Vaughn, and Brent Andres.

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

08/15/2019

Polly Ann Garrett, 72 of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her residence in Nacogdoches.

Services are at 11am Saturday, August 17th at St. Paul Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment is at Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Stephen Pinkney officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sherry (Kyle) Hardy of Nacogdoches
Jackie Haley of Nacogdoches
Tammy (Stephen) Pinkney of Lufkin

Sons:
Tommy (Tabitha) Williams of Center
Ronnie Williams of Nacogdoches

14 Grandchildren, 30 Great-Grandchildren

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

08/15/2019

Lola Mae Jackson Rather, 97 of Center, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She Was born July 10, 1922 in Longstreet, Louisiana to Martha Mayfield Jackson and Nelson Jackson.

Visitations will begin on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2pm until 8pm. Family Hour will begin on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7pm until 8pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

Funeral Service is scheduled for 11am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, Center, TX, With Rev. Raphael A. Kelley, Eulogist. Visitations will begin on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:30am until 10:45am at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, Center, TX with burial at Mt. Gillion Cemetery, Center, TX.

She was preceeded in death by husband, Lee Berk Rather and parents, Martha Mayfield Jackson and Nelson Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

11 children:
Mary Horn of Little Rock, Arkansas
Samuel Rather (Jeanne) of Garrison
Michael Rather of Nacogdoches
Linda Black of Nacogdoches
Doris Rather of Baton Rouge
Alice Snow Mosley of Tyler
Nelson Rather of Lufkin
Josephine Rather of Houston
Birdie Kelley of Missouri City
Clifford Lynn Rather of Lufkin
Shelia Rather of Houston

24 grandchildren

A host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

Services are under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas.

08/14/2019

LaMerle Yarbrough, 93 of Timpson, passed away Sunday morning, August 11, 2019 at Pam Specialty Hospital, Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service is 10am Friday, August 16 at Antioch Baptist Church of Timpson. Interment is at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson with Rev. Mario Osby and Rev. Harold Patton officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Maristine (Donald) Rhodes of Timpson
Gladys (Roy) Jenkins of Tenaha

Son, George Ray Yarbrough of Timpson

38 Grandchildren

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

08/10/2019

Mr. Dennis Lynn Jackson Sr. (Big Diesel), 64, of Center passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Center due to a car accident.

Services will be 2pm Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Community Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Brittain Creek Cemetery in East Hamilton with Rev. Marlin Cloudy officiating.

Mr. Jackson is survived by:
Sons:
Dennie Jackson of Center
Thomas Gardner (Sonya) of Center
Quinnion Gardner (Nikieshia) of Center
Rodrick Gardner of Center

Sisters:
Edna Foster of Mansfield, LA
Alma Brewer of Crockett, Arkansas

21 grandchildren

2 great-grandchildren

08/09/2019

James Junior Cox, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at noon.

Mr. Cox was born November 7, 1927, in Shelby County, to James A. Cox and Frances Jones Cox. He served in the United States Army during World War II and later worked for Air Control Associates in Houston for many years. Mr. Cox was an active member VFW Post #8904 in Center and was also an active member of the Smith Cemetery Board. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Kenneth Cox and wife Cheryl of Cedar Park
Jeffory Cox and wife Kindra of Houston
Kevin Cox and wife Sherry of Round Rock
Sherri Cox and partner Butch of Waller

Grandchildren: 
Dustin Cox and wife Haleigh
Kirsten Hines and husband Tanner
Dylan Cox and wife Amelia
Garrett Greer
Nicole Greer
Keeley Cox
Brandon Lord and wife Hannah

Great-grandchildren: 
Caleb
Jovie
Beckham
Juliette
Keaton
Brooks
Landry
Audrey
Sawyer
Layken
Aria

Brothers: 
Edward Lamar Cox of Normangee
Loyde Doyle Cox of Plantersville

Cousins: Lloyd Anderson and Kenneth Anderson and their spouses

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

Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jamye Cox and his parents, James A. Cox and Frances Jones Cox.

Pallbearers will be members of VFW Post #8904.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center at https://www.mdanderson.org/

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

08/08/2019

Lee Owen Stockton, age 80, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Lewisville, Texas. Lee was born October 29, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, to Ruby Lee and Arcadia Stockton. He graduated from Irving High School and was drafted into the United States Army in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis.

Lee married Margaret Robinson on November 4, 1972 and received his Master Electrician license in 1973. They moved to Center shortly after the birth of their first child, Aaron, in 1976 and started Stockton Electric Co. Their second child, Rachel, was born in 1979.

Lee had a passion for fishing and being near a body of water, landscaping, nature, and telling long-winded jokes. He combined his favorite hobbies to create extraordinary art in his younger years as an avid oil painter of landscapes. He was known for his curiosity, his dry sense of humor, and his tenacious and hard-working spirit.

Lee was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Center, the Center Noon Lions Club and was a Shelby County business owner for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Edward Stockton.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margaret

Children:
Son, Aaron and wife Misty Stockton of Oklahoma
Daughter, Rachel and husband Lance Loza of Flower Mound

3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren

A memorial service will be held in the Dallas area at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Center Noon Lions Club. Cards can be mailed to Margaret Stockton, 3401 Bradford Dr., Flower Mound, Texas 75028.

Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory of Lewisville, Texas are in charge of arrangements.

08/08/2019

Baby Martinez, our anxiously awaited little one, passed due to complications on July 31, 2019 at UT Health in Henderson, Texas.

Survivors include:

Mother, Josie Martinez of Tenaha

Grandparents, Martin and Marcie Olalde of Tenaha

Uncle, Jimmy Berry of Tenaha

Aunts:
Samantha Moreno of Shreveport, La
Jessica Berry of Tenaha

Great-Aunt, Karen Benoit of Nacogdoches

Cousins:
Summer Berry of Nacogdoches
Noah Jordy of Tenaha

Along with a host of relatives and friends.

Proceeded in death by Great-Grandparents, Mc Creech and Betty Jean Berry.

Join in grieving the loss of our Angel Baby. Services will be August 10, 2019 at 2pm at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 400 Hurst Street, Center, Texas with Pastor James Higginbotham Officiating.

08/08/2019

Cleophus Solomon, 87 of Center, passed away Monday morning, August 5, 2019 at Holiday Nursing Home, Center, Texas.

Funeral service is at 2pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, Center. Interment is at Mt. Gillion Cemetery with Pastor Gary Suell officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Shirley Solomon of Center

Son, Mark Edward Irving Solomon of New York

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas. 

08/07/2019

Genell Mosby, 82 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019 at Lexington Place Nursing Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service is 1pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Church of Christ, Loop 500 in Center.

Interment is at Westview Cemetery in Center with Bro. Lavel Tukes officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
James Austin Mosby, Jr. (JoAnn) of Nacogdoches
Robert Mosby, Sr. of Center

Daughters:
Thelma Jenkins of Houston
Sharon Taylor (Frank) of Shreveport, LA
Mary Mosby of Center
Arlisia Stansberry (Fred) of Shelbyville

20 Grandchildren

51 Great-Grandchildren

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

08/06/2019

Lillie Faye Williams, 89, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Williams was born October 24, 1929, in Gilmer, to Roscoe Rutledge and Gladys Young Rutledge. She and her husband owned and operated a shoe repair shop in Center for many years. Mrs. Williams was a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where she taught the Five Year Olds Sunday school class.

She is survived by:

Children:
Robbie Williams
Vicki Jackson and husband Glenn
Debra Williams

Grandchildren:
Christopher Williams
Melissa Crawford
Robert Jackson
Jason Jackson
Scott Emanis
Marc Emanis
Micah Weems
Laura Wilson
Jennifer Flynn

Great-grandchildren:
Madison Crawford
Dawson Williams
Hayleigh Jackson
Justin Jackson
Max Emanis
Delaney Emanis
Hunter Emanis
Dalton Emanis
Colby Wilson
Allison Wilson
Molly Flynn
Candace Weatherford

Great-great-grandchild, Skylar Weatherford

Brother, Terry Rutledge and wife Shirley

Daughter-in-law, Susan Williams

Daughter-in-law and special friend, Kelle Williams.

Preceded in death by her husband, R.F. Williams; daughter, Sharon Crawford; son, Mitchell Williams; great grandson, Wesley Weems; parents, Roscoe Rutledge and Gladys Young Rutledge; and brother, Arlon Rutledge.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ivey, Scott Emanis, Christopher Williams, Mark Emanis, Jason Jackson, and Dawson Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jeans, Robert Allen, Max Emanis, and Colby Wilson.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Center, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131, www.parkinson.org
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

08/05/2019

Joyce Marie (Harkness) Ray, age 74, passed away peacefully in her sleep August 3, 2019 at Regent Care Center in Kingwood, TX following a lengthy battle with kidney failure and congestive heart failure. She was born February 3, 1945 in Center to Raleigh and Hazel (Williford) Harkness.

She was preceded in death by husbands Sam Ray in 2009 and George Laboyteaux in 2017, both of whom she tirelessly nursed through their own struggles with failing health. Joyce was also preceded in death by her mother Hazel in 1980, her father Raleigh in 1997, her step-father Fredrick Doyle in 1988, and her brother Bobby Harkness in 2014.

Joyce loved Center and throughout her teen years, she stayed at the home of her grandparents Homer and Daisy Williford in James community northeast of Center. She attended Center High School where she played clarinet in the school band. Joyce had many close friends from Center whom she remained in touch with throughout her life. She grew up around her many cousins and dearly loved them all. Joyce especially enjoyed the family reunions and homecomings and was one of the most faithful to attend each one throughout the years. She had a great sense of humor and everyone loved hearing her stories of growing up in the “piney woods”. 

Joyce loved being around her many friends, her brothers and sister, and particularly spending time with her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and everyone loved her holiday fixings, especially her signature chicken & dumplings. Joyce will be greatly missed by the many folks whose lives she touched.

Joyce is survived by:
Her sister: Gloria (Doyle) Lyons of Theodore, Alabama

Brother: Philip Doyle of Granbury

Daughters:
Wanda Miskell of Sulphur Springs
Terrie Pady of Porter

Sons:
Eddie Miskell of Montgomery
Michael Kolbe of Sulphur Springs
Ricky Smith of Crosby

Seven grandchildren: 
Leland Shirley of Longview
Natalie Verm of Porter
Ronnie Pady of Porter
Tiffany Miskell of Conroe
Brittany Earle of Sulphur Springs
Sam Kolbe of Sulphur Springs
Dalton Smith of Crosby

Four great-granddaughters: 
Hazel Verm of Porter
Scarlett Verm of Porter
Makayla Miskell of Conroe
Ashlyn Earle of Sulphur Springs

Many nephews, nieces and cousins. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at Watson & Sons in Center on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 11:00AM, followed by graveside service at Antioch Cemetery.

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

08/05/2019

Roy Denver Byrd Sr., 70, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, in Center.

Mr. Byrd’s wishes were to be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Byrd was born March 15, 1949, in Joaquin, to Henry Byrd and Ruby Moore Byrd.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Chester Byrd and wife Katie of Nacogdoches
Roy Byrd Jr. of Joaquin
Viola Byrd of Joaquin
Casey Robison of Center
Teresa Chardt and husband Dean of Arkansas
Delisa Carroll and her husband of Center

12 grandchildren

2 great-grandchildren

Brothers and sister: 
Weldon Byrd of Gary
Lenard Wayne Byrd of Carthage
Mattie Lee of Gary

Special nephews and niece:
Dusten Byrd
Lucas “Booger” Byrd
Mason Byrd
Skylar Harvey.

Preceded in death by parents, Henry Byrd and Ruby Moore Byrd Billingsley and brother, William Byrd.

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

08/03/2019

Kendall McDonald, 75, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019, in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Bro. John Whitworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. McDonald was born October 1, 1943, in Brewton, Alabama, to Guy McDonald and Audrey Lovell McDon-ald. He worked as a superintendent on an offshore oil rig. Mr. McDonald attended First Baptist Church of Tenaha. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and living life.

He is survived by: 
His wife: Lisa McDonald of Tenaha 

His daughter: Kenda Faires and husband Randy of Nacogdoches

Sons: 
Keith Martin and wife Beverly of Tenaha
Billy Martin and wife Michelle of Austin

Grandchildren: 

David Kendall of Nacogdoches
Cody of Nacogdoches
Jacob of Nacogdoches
Logan Martin of Austin
Kelly Cooper and husband Jacob of Sardis
Brittany Mead and husband Ryan of Houston
Kaylen Martin of McPherson, Kansas
Krystal Swink and husband Aaron of Jacksonville

Great-grandchildren:
Lilia Martin
Jaycee Cooper
Lane Cooper

Stepson: Kenny Milam and wife Eryn of Deadwood

Stepdaughter: Christy Berry and husband Lekebra of Gary

Step-grandsons: 
Kallen Joe of Deadwood
Jeremiah Berry of Gary
Tristin Joe of Gary

Mother-in-law: June Swint.   

Preceded in death by his wife, Jan McDonald; parents, Guy McDonald and Audrey Lovell McDonald; sister, Kay and husband JR Hudson; and brother, Bob McDonald.

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

08/01/2019

Jerry Jackson, 76, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on July 30, 2019 in The Woodlands. He was born on February 28, 1943 in Center, Texas to WH Jackson, Jr. and Verna Mae English Jackson A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Tyler Salonius officiating. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Jerry grew up in Center and graduated from Center High School. While at a school function in Shelbyville, Jerry met Diane Lynch and a lifelong love was born. On April 8, 1963, the two were married in a simple ceremony by the Justice of the Peace and remained lovingly by one another’s side until his passing. Jerry spent over 40 years as a dedicated electrician for General Electric until his retirement. Shag, as his family and friends would refer to Jerry, was a kind and simple man who enjoyed the company of others. He liked spending time outdoors fishing and watching sports. More than anything, Jerry treasured his precious moments surrounded by family. His quick wit with things such as “Hello, don’t hang up” will resonate laughter among those who knew him for years to come. The many memories shared together will be dearly missed but never forgotten. 

Jerry is survived by:
Beloved wife: Marsha Diane Lynch Jackson

Daughters: 
Rene Cope and husband, Roger of Conroe, Texas
Shannon Salonius and husband, Richard of Port O’Conner, Texas

Brother:
Sammy Jackson and wife, Billy Jo of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Brooke Cope
Tyler Salonius
Tiffany Reed

Step-Grandchild: Kristen Murrilo

Great-Grandchildren:
Logan Reed
Preston Harris
Travis Harris 
Alexa Harris

Step-Grandchild: Aubrey Murrilo

He is preceded in death by his parents, WH Jackson, Jr. and Verna Mae Jackson; brothers, Earl Jackson and O’Neal Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth White, Nathan Lynch, Jimmy Jackson, Tyler Salonius, Douglas Jackson, Chuck Raymond and Wayne “Spud” Fausett.

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

07/31/2019

Christina L. Hill, 34 of Fort Worth, passed away July 24, 2019 at Woodridge Health of Grapevine, Texas.

Funeral service is at 2pm Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Center Triumph Church in Center. Interment at Westview Cemetery in Center with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Ruthie R. Hill of Ft. Worth

Sons:
Aaron Anthony Hill Smith of Ft. Worth
Christopher Alexander Prince of Ft. Worth

Fiance, Jonathan Roby of Goodman, MS

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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