Jay Ballard, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020, in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Shepherd Hill Cemetery in Willis.

Born June 11, 1936, in San Augustine County, Jay is the son of the late Whit Ballard and Florence Warr Ballard. He was of the Catholic faith.

Jay is survived by:

Wife, Anna Ballard of Joaquin

Jayson Ballard of Timpson
James Lucher and wife Gloria of New Waverly

Grandson, Steven Lucher and wife Kerrie

Brother, Stacy Ballard of Joaquin

Sister, Julaney Campbell and husband Kenneth of Burleson

A host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Lucher; parents, Whit Ballard and Florence Warr Ballard; brothers, Jimmy Ray Ballard and Lacy Coy Ballard; sister-in-law, Jean Ballard.

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


Cleo Pratt Hines of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at his residence. 

He was born in Pineland, Texas, on December 22, 1930, along with his twin brother, Clint, to Nathan Pratt and Alamay Hines. Cleo graduated from Pineland High School in 1948 and attended Sam Houston State University until entering the Air Force in 1951. He proudly served his country as a Flight Engineer on C-130 military transport aircraft during the Korean Conflict.  Following the war, he and his brother returned to college and graduated with B.S. Degrees in 1956.

In his early working career, Cleo was employed by Temple Industries and served in several capacities including general manager of its retail lumber operation in Pineland. He later worked in the oil and gas industry as a pipeline inspector for various engineering firms. In 1992, he obtained his license as a nursing home administrator and served as the first administrator of Hines Health Care when the Clint L. Hines family opened its new skilled nursing facility in San Augustine (now Colonial Pines Nursing and Rehab).

Cleo was a special father to a special son and devoted his life to ensuring that Jason was happy, loved and that he unlimited opportunities to experience his life to its fullest. Cleo’s motto was always “LIVE WELL – LAUGH OFTEN – LOVE MUCH” and this is the type of life he lived.  One of his greatest pleasures was having family and friends visit in his home while enjoying good food, fellowship and fun, or just sitting on the front porch to “spit and whittle.”  His good humor and one-line jokes will be missed by all who knew him. 

Cleo is survived by:

Wife, Muriel Jean Hines

Son, Jason Todd Hines

Grandson, Jeremy Griffin

Lois Hines
Marilyn Steptoe
Donnie Hornsby
Cindy Holmes
Linda Earnest

Special daughter, Pam Eberlan

Numerous nieces and nephews and many friends who were considered family.

He was preceded in death by parents; sons, Jay Hines and Jon Keith Griffin; and brother, Clint L. Hines.

Pallbearers include son, Jason Hines; grandson, Jeremy Griffin; nephews, Leon Renfroe, Michael Steptoe, Scott Morris, Jeffrey Morris, Nathan Hines, David Hines, and Chad Boyette.

Honorary pallbearers include Dan Fussell, Charles Boyette, Robert Cartwright, Mark Cartwright, Gerhardt Lam-Yuen, Chad Elumbaugh, and Red Wright.

Cleo was of the Baptist faith and attended San Augustine County Cowboy Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the San Augustine County Cowboy Church. Visitation will be held Monday, November 23, 2020, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.


Charles “Donald” Cravey, 86, of Port Neches, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Spring, TX.

Born February 15, 1934 in Center, he was the son of the late Robert and Erma Cravey. After serving in the United States Navy, he went to work for Texaco in Port Arthur in the Accounting Department. After more than 30 years with Texaco, he served as the Business Manager for Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Port Neches for 44 years.

He is survived by:

Wife of 61 years, Shirley Hughes Cravey

Michael Cravey and wife Jackie of Magnolia
Mark Cravey and wife Kristy of Leander

Kevin Cravey and wife Kristina
Kelli Gardner and husband Ozzie
Elizabeth Condreay and husband Matthew
John Cravey

Griffin Condreay
Macy Gardner
Madelynn Cravey

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


Wayne Sherrod, 80 of Center, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born May 30, 1940, Wayne is the son of the late P.J. Sherrod and Merline Brittain Sherrod. He worked as an auto mechanic and also served as President of Asbury Chapel Cemetery Association.

He is survived by:

Sister, Jean Forrest of Center

Nephew, Shannon Sherrod and wife Melissa of Chireno

Great-niece, Christina Sherrod of Lufkin

Numerous counsins, other relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, P.J. Sherrod and Merline Brittain Sherrod; brother, Johnny Sherrod; and brother-in-law, James Forrest.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by Asbury Chapel Maintenance Fund, 1211 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Willie Charles Gee McCowin, 61 of Detroit, MI, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2020 in Detroit, MI.

Graveside visitation is Saturday, November 21 from 12 noon till 1:30pm at Community Chapel in Center. Graveside service follows visitation at 2pm at Rather Cemetery in Center, TX. Interment is at Rather Cemetery with Elder Charles McCowin officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Gloria McCowin of Detroit, MI

Daughter, Wynonia Cartwright of Shelbyville

Corey Parker of Alabama
Patrick Hurt of Detroit, MI
Kenneth Hurt (Christene) of Detroit, MI
Clarance Hurt of Detroit, MI

11 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchildren

Father, Earnest McCowin (Linda) of Detroit, MI

Sister, Sharon (Johnny Ray) Anthony of Center

Micheal Jolly of Detroit, MI
DeWayne McCowin of Detroit, MI
Maurice McCowin of Detroit, MI

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


David Ray Gutermuth, 73, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on February 3, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas, to the late Aylette Gutermuth and Marta Louise (Gartrell) Gutermuth. Funeral service will be at 11am on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Laird Funeral Home, 2116 South St., Nacogdoches, Texas, 75964. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service Saturday, November 21, 2020, beginning at 10AM, at Laird Funeral Home.

David lived a cheerful life as a humble and faithful servant. His love for his wife and family was evident to all who knew him. He enjoyed a good joke and harassing grandkids on who was better looking. He made sure everyone knew there was no better fisherman alive. The fish feared him…… in his own mind! David never missed an opportunity to share his love of Jesus. He led many strangers to Christ. There is no doubt he is by his side now.

He is survived by:
His loving wife of 52 years, Martha Gutermuth

Aaron Gutermuth and wife Patsy
Bryan Gutermuth and wife Julie
Steven Gutermuth and wife Stephanie Simmons-Gutermuth

Craig Gutermuth and wife Elizabeth
Gary Gutermuth and wife Alice

Renee Hartley and husband Dan
Joann Uhur and husband Martin
Savi Kenyon

Amber Gutermuth
Joey Gutermuth
Colton Gutermuth
Taylor Gutermuth
Megan Gutermuth
Michaela Gutermuth

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

David is preceded in death by his parents, Aylette and Martha Gutermuth; and brother, Dale Gutermuth.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made in David’s honor to Nacogdoches Treatment Center, 119 Hughes St., Nacogdoches, Texas, 75961.

The Gutermuth family is being served by Laird Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.lairdfh.net.


Elmer Lee Edgmon, 87 passed away on November 11, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Tx. Mr. Edgmon was born on May 5, 1933 to the late Earl and Iva (Robinson) Edgmon.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Elmer was born in Comanche County, Oklahoma. He graduated from Walters High School with many athletic accomplishments and attended Southwestern University on a football scholarship. Covered in dirt after working in the fields he noticed a young girl living across the street and asked her to get a coke. Frances Verlene Park said yes, and they married October 19, 1952 and spent 68 years together. He joined the Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Guided Missile Unit as a Forward Observer. They raised two children and made Garrison their home in 1969.

Elmer loved his family and friends and spending time with them. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Some of his favorite times and ours were spent together at the deer lease. He enjoyed all sporting events, especially watching his great-grandson. Elmer believed in bowing your head, removing your hat, and standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We never missed driving by a Braums without getting a strawberry malt – “Make it thick”. He truly enjoyed his early morning routine of making the rounds at Garrison Hardware and the Happy Cow. He lived a rich life which included giving the SFA Ladyjack basketball team a place to call home, cooking meals for the Garrison Booster Club, hunting trips in Colorado, and jobs that allowed him to ‘talk’ to people. He loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was always available to drive the church van when needed. He enjoyed life, there never was a dull moment when he was around and extremely quiet when he wasn’t. He touched many lives, and it is evident by the phone calls and messages we have received.

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Verlene Edgmon

Son: Ricky Edgmon and wife Laura of Dallas

Daughter: Jana Muckleroy and husband Wade of Nacogdoches

Brother: Jimmy Edgmon of Walters, Okla.

Ryan Williams and wife Tasha of Royse City, Tx
Maci Muckleroy Strahan and husband Dustin of Beckville, Tx
Reese Edgmon Wilkinson and husband James of Temple, Tx
Natalie Baumann and husband Cody of Lake Jackson, Tx
Kyle Edgmon of Dallas

Regan Williams
Landry Wilkinson
Baby Wilkinson
Michael and Mason Baumann

Kinslee Williams
Tatum Wilkinson
Shyanne Strahan

Numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of family and friends that were loved.

Mr. Edgmon is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Iva Edgmon; brothers: Billy Edgmon and Franky Edgmon.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.garrisonfh.net. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, is in charge of arrangements.


Harry Lee Murdock, 81, of Center Tx was born Febuary 23rd 1939 in Silver City, New Mexico to Charles Harry Murdock and Hazel Murdock. Harry passed away November 14th, 2020.

Visitation will be Tuesday November 17th at 1:00PM – 2:00PM at Mangum Funeral Home Center Tx. Funeral Service will be Tuesay November 17th at 2:00PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel Center Tx.

Harry served in the army and loved playing golf. He was a member of the Tenaha and Joaquin Masonic Lodge. Harry was also the owner of Harry Smoke House for several years, he always enjoyed BBQing. Most of all Harry loved spending time with family and friends.

Survived by:

Wife, Sue Murdock of 57 years

Son, Harry Lee Murdock Jr. and Kristen of Bridge City

Daughter, Tina Parker and Husband Kenneth of Joaquin

Brother-in-law, Jerry and Helen McNeese

Norma Murdock
Patsy Murdock

Mackenzie Murdock
Matthew Murdock
Claudia Murdock
Savanah Murdock
Kelli Harris and Husband Adam
Kim Scott and Husband Gregg
Kristen Masters

Great-Grandchildren: Lauren, Mallory, Tatum, Tori, Aspen, Coy and Darren

Caretaker, Jennifer Gray

Numerous, nephews, nieces, family and friends.   

Preceded in Death by, Parents Charles and Hazel Murdock, Daughter - Jimmie Sue Murdock, Sister - Joe Ann House, Brothers - Ed Murdock, Bob Murdock, Johnny Murdock, Nepthew -Tommy Murdock.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book, you may go to www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.


Jack Bruce Brittain, 66, of Ft. Worth, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, in Ft. Worth.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born August 1, 1954, in Houston, Jack is the son of the late John Franklin Brittain Sr. and Ethel Mae Langston Brittain. He was an avid gun enthusiast and also enjoyed working on electronics and motorcycles. Jack was a member of Revival Tabernacle.

He is survived by: 
His wife, Melinda Brittain of Ft. Worth

Bethany Brittain of Ft. Worth
Rachel Brittain of Ft. Worth

Stepson, Benjamin Palmer of Arlington

Jaxon Brittain
Loyd Brittain
Blake Palmer

John Franklin Brittain Jr. of Lufkin
Gary Lee Brittain and wife Diana of Nacogdoches

Sister, Brenda Sowell and husband Marvin of Center

Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Monica and Ricky Smith of Joaquin

Mother-in-law, Shirley Jacks of Ft. Worth

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Alexis Brittain; parents, John Franklin Brittain Sr. and Ethel Mae Langston Brittain; brothers, Robert Brittain and James Brittain; and sister, Linda Brittain.

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


Jack Arnold McDaniel, 84 of Lake Murvaul, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Jack was born April 15, 1936 in Joaquin, Texas to Obie Dar and Ida Gay Mills McDaniel. He married Linda Ann Sanders on July 6, 1959 and together they celebrated 61 years. Mr. McDaniel worked as a pipe liner and inspector for R.H. Fulton for over 20 years, loved to fish, hunt, and spend time in the outdoors. He enjoyed horseback riding and was a member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride for many years. Jack served his country through the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Gary Masonic Lodge #1101, Nacogdoches Eastern Star Chapter #428 and the Enterprise Baptist Church.

Mr. McDaniel is preceded in death by his parents; one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Linda McDaniel of Lake Murvaul

Greg McDaniel and wife Sherry of Long Branch
Robert McDaniel and wife Becky of Lake Murvaul
Kerrie Wallis and husband Mike of Shreveport
Randy McDaniel and wife Joanne of Lake Murvaul
Dianne Akin and husband Monte of Clayton
J.D. Rodgers of Frankston

Fifteen grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren

Three great-great-grandchildren

One “Twink”

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

A graveside service with Masonic Rites will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, TX with Bro. Brian Kelley and Roger McDonald officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Lung Association and the Jackson Cemetery, 9586 State Hwy 7 East, Joaquin , Texas 75954.

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


Lacey Stevens Clark, 44, of Center, Texas passed from this life, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Center, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 16, 2020 with Dr. Andrew Brasher officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Pineville.

The family request visitation be held at Hixson Brothers, Pineville on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Due to Covid restrictions, the family requests that visitation be come and go, so that all will have an opportunity to pay their respects. Social distancing and mask are required.

Lacey worked in healthcare as a medical lab technician and registered nurse and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising animals and loved her pets.

She was preceded in death by her father, George H. Stevens.

Those left to cherish her memory include:

Husband, Cody Clark

Catherine Elizabeth Lloyd
Chloe Cathleen Rachal

Mother, Sylvia Aycock Lofton

Brother, David Earle Hoover, II and wife, Kelly

Sister, Kimberly Christian Wilson and husband Shannon Clark

Host of other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials made to the Humane Society of Nacogdoches,  3211 NW Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, TX 75964  and the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W. P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180.

To extend on-line condolences to the Clark family, please contact us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.


Michael Bowlin, 59, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in Houston.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, at New Hope Cemetery in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Bro. Dale Reed will officiate.

Born September 19, 1961, in Center, Mr. Bowlin is the son of the late Barkley Ben Bowlin and Patricia Dawn Berry Bowlin. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mona Bowlin of Center

Amber Mangrum and husband Michael of Huntington
Brooke Morrow of Tenaha
Eric Perry and wife Mandy of Timpson
Vicky Sneed of Timpson
Jamie Perry and wife, Heather of Appleby

Brylee Barbee
Dayton Mangrum
Devon Morrow
Caleb Morrow
Landry Bowlin
Macayla Hill and husband Richard
Macade Perry and wife Victoria
Mason Perry
Taylor Mueller and husband Bobby
Cody Sneed
Casey Sneed
Matthew Sneed
Abby Sneed
Seth Sneed
Kaitlyn Perry
Pierce Perry
Travis Perry
Trevor Perry

Paxton Mueller
Maddox Mueller
Denlee Hill

Sister, Dawn Ritter and husband, Emmitt of Carthage

Sister-in-law, Tammy Stanaland of Appleby

Aunt, Kathy Birdwell and husband, Jimmy of Dallas

Preceded in death by parents, Barkley Ben Bowlin and Patricia Dawn Berry Bowlin.

Pallbearers will be Devon Morrow, Matthew Sneed, Bobby Mueller, Trent Hairgrove, Seth Sneed, Adam Renfro, and Jameson Ritter. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Pat Hairgrove, Mike Green, Biff Jones, and Cody Sneed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Watson and Sons Funeral Home for final expenses.

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


Rosemary Cowser Sancton, 86, of Waco died on November 12, 2020 after a lengthy battle with COPD and lung cancer.  Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 pm on Saturday, November 14 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. A private burial will be held in Center, TX at 2pm on Sunday, November 15 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Rosemary was born on January 18, 1934 in Dallas, TX and was adopted by Frances and Guy Cowser of Center, TX. She attended Center High School where she was the band drum major. She participated in rodeo and barrel racing. She later attended UT at Austin, then was a flight stewardess for Braniff Airlines. In 1954, she married Ray Sancton and was a devoted Air Force wife and loving mother. She and Ray moved to Waco in 1983. Since then she actively served in their church, First Methodist Waco.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Frances Cowser.

She is survived by:

Husband of 66 years, Ray Sancton of Waco

Daughter, Terri Klco and husband Vince of Frederick, MD

Son, John Sancton and wife Mary of Center, TX

Daughter, Melissa Sherrod and husband Shannon of Chireno, TX

Christina Davis and husband Paul of Smithsburg, MD
Natalie Jones and husband Brad of Center, TX
Nicole Clark and husband Chant of Center, TX
Christina Sherrod of Lufkin, TX

Numerous great-grandchildren,

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Methodist Children’s Home, The Salvation Army, or First Methodist Waco.


William A. Noble, 73, of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in Lufkin.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, at Buckner Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Noble officiating.  

Born April 18, 1947, in San Augustine, Mr. Noble is the son of the late Clifton Noble and Bertha Mae Stringer Noble.  On May 2, 1967, he joined the United States Army.  He served as a Special Operations Combat Medic during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Noble discharged November 29, 1977, having received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, Army Commendation with Valor, National Defense Service Medal, Conduct Medal for Vietnam Service, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Award, Valorous Unit Award, and a Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge. 

Following his retirement, he worked as an LVN.  Mr. Noble received great joy spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and his pet dog, Rosey Girl. He was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
His wife, Linda Oliver Noble

Lynne Williams and husband Darrell
Elizabeth Andrusick and husband Steven
Collean Hagler and husband Heath

Keelan and Ian Williams
Aidan and Anna Hagler
Nathan Cole

Brother, Donald Noble.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Noble and Bertha Mae Stringer Noble; and his sisters, Julia Ann Hagler and Lattie Marie Hunter.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Williams, Ian Williams, Heath Hagler, Aidan Hagler, Steven Andrusick, and Nathan Cole.

Memorial donations can be made to Buckner Cemetery.

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


Joshua David Bockwich was born on Sunday, June 1, 2008, to Lucy Bockwich and Joseph Johnson. Joshua was a very bright and kindhearted young man, in the seventh grade at Hubbard Middle School. He shared a passion for animals, art and video games. In his short life, Joshua fought many health problems and never lost his positive attitude and excitement for life. On Sunday November 8, 2020, Joshua lost his five year battle with epilepsy.  

Visitation will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler on November 11, from 4-6 pm. Grave side services and burial will be at Tyler Memorial Cemetery on Thursday November 12, at 2 pm. There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Joshua’s life at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson on Friday November 13, starting at 5 pm.

Joshua is survived by:

Maternal grandparents, Marion and Rick Bennett

Paternal grandfather, Joseph C. Johnson


He is also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mike Bockwich and his paternal grandmother, Roylene Johnson. Joshua is survived by his parents, Lucy Williams and Joseph Johnson, his brothers Christopher and Joseph, his sister Chloe, his step parents Esperanza Anayla and Chris Williams, his aunts, Linda, Toya, and Kathy. 

Joshua was such a happy, loving, free-spirited young man that touched the lives of everyone he met. He loved openly and with all his heart, and will be missed deeply. Heaven has gained another angel and he is rejoicing in paradise.


Bobbie Campbell Roberts, age 82, a longtime San Augustine County resident, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, at Stone Creek Village Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Mrs. Roberts was born October 12, 1938, in Shelby County, Texas, to parents George and Lois Griffin.

Her survivors include:

Daughter, Pam Priehs of San Augustine

Son, Doug Campbell Jr. and wife Linda of San Augustine

Former husband and close friend, Troy Roberts of San Augustine

Step-son, Troy L. Roberts and wife Kayleigh of Liberty

Tara Rubel and husband Frank of Dunedin, Florida
Theresa Dyer and husband Michael of Athens, Georgia

Whitney Troy and husband Troy of Huntington
Nick Hinson, Mike Porter of San Augustine
Melisa Simpson and husband Jake of Tatum

Hollie Roberts of Liberty
Brooke Roberts of Liberty
Huston Roberts of Liberty
Bayleigh Roberts of Liberty
Michael Dyer of Athens, Georgia
Kendall Rubel of Dunedin, Florida

Barbara Cruse
Betty Lou Shull and husband George
Beverly Hendrick and husband Larry
Brenda Dolly" Adair

Bert Griffin and wife Eileen
Bo Griffin

"Sister and brother in love," Mary K. and Larry Hardy

A host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, N. Douglas Campbell Sr., in 1987; a son, Luke Mark Campbell; her parents, George and Lois Griffin; sisters, Billie Watson and Brooksie Tindol; and brothers, Bernice Griffin and Johnny Griffin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Intement and committal services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, located on Hwy. 7 in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers: David Norton, Jeff Norton, Larry Hardy, Nick Hinson, T.L. Roberts, Troy Troy, Doug Campbell Jr., and Mike Porter. Honorary pallbearer: Larry Campbell.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

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


Floyd Dean Cuzick, Sr., 81, of Center, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, in Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Born September 23, 1939, in Llano, Floyd is the son of the late Clarence Cuzick and Velma Ford Cuzick. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years, worked in the forestry service, and was also an airplane mechanic. Floyd was a traveler and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird watching.

He is survived by:

Rebecca Turisk of Charleston, South Carolina
Cindy Sanford and husband Jerry of Center

Brandon Broadway and wife Nami of Little Elm
Seth Robins and wife Mellisa of Baytown
Shade Sanford and wife Keli of Center
Shyann Hamilton and husband James of Center
Logan Sanford of Center
Sara Cuzick of The Colony
Emily Cuzick of Rockwall
Marissa Cuzick of Llano
Travis Paul Enmon of California

Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

Jim Cuzick and wife Mira of Farmington, Utah
Donny Harned of Llano

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Cuzick; son, Floyd Dean Cuzick Jr.; parents, Clarence Cuzick and Velma Ford Cuzick; brothers, Bill Cuzick and Richard Cuzick; and special friend, Little Louie.

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


Lena Christel King Liles, 76, of Gary, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was born on September 18, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Joel Thomas King and Ethel (Clifton) King. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Buddy Hall officiating. 

Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery, FM 947, Timpson, Texas.

Lena was raised in Corsicana, Texas. Later in life she married Jack Liles and the two spent over 37 years together before his passing in 2018. Lena enjoyed time spent with her brother, Barry, in the woodshop building birdhouses. She loved watching Christmas movies, playing dominoes, and a good game of poker.  Lena was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Lena attended Heber Springs Apostolic Church when she was visiting with her son.  

She is survived by:
Her son, Louis Capps and wife Mary

Amy Henderson
Brenda Walthall
Tammy Henderson
Jennifer Jones
Nettie Capps
Jeanie Hutchins

Brother, Leo Johnson

Holly Capps Dominguez
Ashley Capps
Tiffany Capps Acevedo and husband David
Little Louis Darrell Capps
Amos Wiley Capps
Nettie Ann Capps
George Andrew Eric Capps
Carla Rebecca Rachelle Capps
James Thomas Capps
Timothy Miller and wife Amanda
Pinky Diane Fisher and wife Laura
Bobby Thomas
James Burke
Coy Ellis
Christopher Shropshire Jr.

13 great-grandchildren

Bettina King Humphrey and husband Bill
Elaine King Harper and husband Robert

Little Barney King II and wife Teralyn
James R. King and wife Kim

Several great-nieces and nephews

Several great-great nieces and nephews

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

Lena is preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Liles; parents, Joel and Ethel King; brothers, James King, Barney King; and sister, Sarah King.

Pallbearers serving will be Billy Humphrey, Billy Humphrey Jr., James Burke, David Acevedo, Chris Shropshire Jr., Tiffany Acevedo. 

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.


William Edward “Bill” Rafferty was born January 20, 1956, in Dallas, Texas, and passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020, in Houston, Texas. 

His parents, Paul and Pauline Rafferty, instilled their strong Catholic religion in Bill.  He grew up in Dallas attending Catholic schools and graduated from the prestigious Jesuit Catholic High School in 1974. After graduation, he attended Texas A&M University where he met his wife of forty-one years, Sharon Hughes Rafferty. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Bill began a career in the oil and gas industry spanning over thirty-five years. During the final part of his career, Bill owned and operated Chisos Resources, LLC in East Texas for nearly fifteen years.  

Bill, a true Aggie, enjoyed all Aggie sports and especially Aggie football. As season ticket holders, he and Sharon attended home games cheering on The 12th man and tailgating with their friends and family. Throughout adulthood, Bill and his close high school friends made several trips to Big Bend backpacking and making memories of a lifetime. Bill, an avid photographer, captured all of these memories that his family will always treasure. He appreciated the beauty nature offered and spending precious time with those he loved. 

During hunting season, Bill, along with his two sons, Matthew and Robert, always were planning their next weekend together. Bill taught his sons to hunt at a young age. They enjoyed countless seasons spending time together in both duck and deer blinds. Bill shared his love of the outdoors with others. He and his sons took an annual duck hunt to Matagorda Island for thirty years with of all of their friends. In his later years, Bill, Matthew, and Robert spent countless weekends hunting trophy deer in South Texas.   

Throughout his life, Bill faithfully served the Catholic Church and regularly attended mass. His faith constantly guided him and he devoted his life to the Catholic Church and his unequivocal devotion will be carried on by his family and friends. 

Bill leaves behind the following: 
Loving wife of forty-one years Sharon Hughes Rafferty of Houston   

Matthew Rafferty and wife LeAnn, along with two beloved granddaughters, Lila Lawson and Ava Frances of Joaquin
Robert Rafferty of Houston

Paul Rafferty and wife Karen of Richardson, Texas; 
Jim Rafferty of Denton, Texas; 

Sister, Kay Rafferty Willingham of Maypearl, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Service held Friday November 6, 2020 at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston, Texas, 77070. Visitation from 1:30-2:00, service at 2:00 in main church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the American Alzheimers Association.



Sharon Burrows Stewart, 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Florene (Morris) Burrows and raised by the late Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson, and Birdie Brinson.

Graveside service will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Garrison St., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Justin Timmons officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Sharon was raised in Timpson, Texas. She graduated Timpson High School Class of 1968. After graduation she went to Stephen F. Austin State University and received a bachelor’s degree in education. She graduated and started teaching at Tenaha ISD and taught for 26 years. She then started a new job teaching at Timpson ISD and taught another 14 years before retiring after 40 years of service. Sharon loved what she had been called to do and remained teaching homebound until about a week ago. Sharon was that teacher that made a huge impact on all her students she encountered. Her kind, compassionate mother nature, ensured she not only taught good value, but also, she made sure each child had what they needed. When a need arose, Sharon was the first to provide that need. She had many students she would take under her wing as one of her own always instilling in them positive attributes. She and Herbert had two wonderful children whom she loved very much. When Sharon was younger, she enjoyed riding horses. Later she found great joy spending time with her grandkids; going out and about with friends and family and loved opportunities to go eat with loved ones. 

She is survived by:

Daughter, Andrea McElroy and husband Cameron

Son, Brinson Stewart and wife July

Ethan McElroy
Taylor Stewart
Treyson Stewart

Father of her children, Herbert Stewart and wife Marilyn

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

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson and Birdie Brinson. 

Honorary pallbearers serving will be Sean Crouch, Ken Ramsey, Stephen Ramsey, Nathan Ramsey, Larry Jo Eaves, Charles Weeks III.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Timpson Fire Department, P O Box 960, Timpson, Texas 75975.

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.