07/09/2020

Billy Jack Corbell passed away peacefully, in the comfort of his own armchair in his home in Huxley, Texas, just after lunch on July 8, 2020. Billy Jack was the son of William Perry and Aileen English Corbell, both of whom predeceased him. Billy Jack was born on May 17, 1936, in Shelby County where he lived with his parents, sister Wilma, and two brothers, Gerald and Gordon, in Goober Hill, Texas. After high school, Billy Jack married his soul mate and has been happily married to Sue Corbell for 65 years.  

Billy Jack and Sue lived on their family ranch in Huxley, Texas, where he has served as the Marshall of Huxley since incorporated as a City in 1969. 

Billy Jack was nothing short of a masterpiece. During his younger years, he worked hard in the oil and gas field. He turned his love of fishing into a business, and served as a guide on Toledo Bend Lake to many people including pro-football players. He consulted for one of his very best friends, who preceded him in death, with his successful oil and gas business. He owned and operated a cattle ranch, chicken farm, and several hunting and fishing properties. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and had become a Shriner. Mr. Corbell was also a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley, where he could often be found napping during Sunday morning sermon. 

Billy Jack’s passion began with football, where he was selected to play for both the North and the South in the Texas State Championship All-Star Game. He said yes to both, before realizing he would have to pick a team. After careful research, we are hard pressed to find a Shelbyville High School football game where Billy Jack missed watching his grands perform and if you were there, you can probably still hear his voice shout “Who ya rooting fer!” Billy Jack loved all things hunting and fishing related, and especially loved hosting his best friends and family for opening weekend of deer season at his prized hunting camp, Hog Heaven. One of his favorite activities was to play 42 with his friends and family, and won his last game of 42 on July 4, 2020, where he proudly beat Blake before heading to bed.  

Billy Jack was a loving, reliable, caring, and practical father always ready to listen and assist. As a father and grandfather, Billy Jack was the shoulder everyone looked to for guidance in tough times and was the laugh everyone loved hearing. He taught all his children, grandchildren, and many others how to skin a buck, bait a hook, make a camp fire, take a shooter of bourbon, and love life unconditionally. Billy Jack rarely judged a mistake and was the first to celebrate another’s success. Billy Jack’s number one priority, beyond any other person, hobby, or thing, was his first and only love Sue Corbell. Billy Jack was the epitome of a family man, and established family traditions that have lasted through four generations and continue even today. 

If you knew Billy Jack, then you knew his profound ability to coin people with the perfect nickname. You might not like the name, but it would undoubtedly stick to the point where you might forget your real one.     

Although always the first to listen, Billy Jack was a natural born storyteller who could capture the eyes and ears of his audience with his twinkling blue eyes and theatrical voice. To know him, was to love him and to be loved by him.  

He is survived by:
His wife, Sue Corbell of Huxley

Children: 
Denise Jordan and husband Craig of Huxley
Jackie Myers and husband David of Huxley
Shane Corbell and wife Zonia of Huxley

Grandchildren: 
Kelly Fisher and husband Jason of Cleburne
Bailey Lee and husband Bubba of Center
Laci Bowman and husband Ira of Dallas
Blake Myers of The Woodlands
Shanell Ruiz and husband Jesse of Center
Jasper Corbell and wife Caroline of Center

Great-grandchildren: 
Ian Fisher
Judson Fisher
Ella Fisher
Cason Lee 
Cru Lee 
Rance Bowman
Evie Sue Bowman
Josie Bowman
Blair Bowman
Cash Ruiz
Cyrus Ruiz

Brothers: 
Gerald Corbell and wife Jean of San Augustine
Gordon Corbell and wife Nell of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family; and a host of friends

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wilma Campbell; brother-in-law, Elmo Campbell; aunt, MaJewel Bailey; mother and father-in-laws, Garland and Katherine Bailey; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce and Betty Bailey and Danny Bruce Bailey; nephew, Jeffrey Corbell; and niece, Kay Campbell Gardner.

Pallbearers will be his best friends Brad Juneau, Adam Metts, Robert Cox, and Larry Berg; his son-in-laws Craig Jordan and David Myers; and his grandsons Jasper Corbell and Blake Myers.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m.

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

07/08/2020

Juanita Jackson, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating.

Born March 23, 1937, Juanita is the daughter of the late Harrel Jackson Tindol and Venona Dell Livingston Tindol. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, and doing things at home. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

She is survived by:

Husband, Billy Dickinson of Center

Children:
Kathy Anthony of Center
Randy Alford and wife Anita of Center
Terica Jackson of Center
Rocky Jackson and wife Jayme of Center
Rodney Jackson of Center
Billy Dickinson Jr. of Center

14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren

Brother, Roy Tindol of Center

Sister, Mary McDaniel of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Jackson; grandchildren, Marissa Nash and Jayce Jackson; great granddaughter, Randa Kelley; parents, Harrel Jackson Tindol and Venona Dell Livingston Tindol; and brother, Ray Tindol.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with final expenses.

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

07/08/2020

Kenneth Lowe of Joaquin, Texas passed away July 7, 2020 in San Augustine, Texas. He was born November 28, 1933 in Joaquin to Sylvester Lowe and Thelma Walker Lowe, the first of 8 children. Mr. Lowe was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Visitation will be at 10:30am and graveside service will be at 11am. Masks are recommended but not mandatory.

Survivors include:

Sister, Merle Howard and husband John of Center

Sister-in-law, Adeane Lowe

Brothers:
Jerry Lowe and wife, Alinda
Edward Lowe and wife, Glenda

9 Nieces, 4 Nephews, and several greats

He is preceded in death by parents, Sylvester and Thelma Lowe, sister Sylvia Lowe Morrison, brother Clifford Lowe, brother Richard Lowe, sister Mary Dunn and niece, LaQuannah Parker.

A special thank you is extended to all the healthcare workers and caregivers at Colonial Pines during his residency there. You were amazing and so kind to him and our family appreciates each and everyone of you for your love and care of Kenneth.

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

07/08/2020

Johnny Lee Small, 60 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020 at his residence.

Graveside service is at 11am Saturday, July 11 at Blount Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation is Friday, July 10 from 10am until 6pm at Community Funeral Home in Center. Internment is at Blount Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Bryon Coutee officiating.

He is survived by:

Finance, Janice Hill of Center

Daughters:
LaShandra Jones of Center
Onita Jones of Center
Felecia Hill of Center

Son, Timothy Garrett of Center

6 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Mary Austin (Giles) of Compton, California
Maire Small of Center

Brother, Ben (Tammy) Small of Center

Aunt, Mary V. Suell of Center

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

07/07/2020

Heaven “Monkey” “Doodle Bug” Harrell, 14 month old daughter of Dakota and Hannah Harrell, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, in The Woodlands. She was born April 22, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.

She is survived by:

Parents, Dakota and Hannah Harrell

Sisters:
Melody Harrell
Serenity Harrell

Grandparents:
Kara Davis Jackson and husband Kevin Jackson
Roger Justus II and wife Jennifer
Annie Harrell

Great-grandparents:
Roy Davis
Rhonda and Richard Benavides
Charlene and Roger Justus

Aunts and uncles:
Kaitlynn Justus
Chris Davis
Kassi Hicks
Kassy and Benny Tubbs
Roger and Maddi Justus
Bud Kinard

Preceded in death by grammy, Rebecca Davis; great grandparents, Joanne Davis, and D and Judy Rushing; uncle, Tyler Duke; cousin, Hadley Davis.

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

07/07/2020

Joy Covington Livingston was born on October 5, 1931, and went to meet her heavenly father on July 7, 2020. She was 88 years old.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

She was born to Elva and Van Hughes of the Arcadia Community. She was the highest ranking girl in her graduating class at Timpson High School and was a graduate of Nacogdoches Business College. She took her first job at Mize Clothing Factory in Nacogdoches.

Joy married John Covington in 1952 and soon began to work in the family business, Covington Lumber Company. The business was her passion and she operated it well into her 80’s. She once retired for 3 days and quickly decided that retirement was not for her and promptly went back to business as usual.

She was a longtime member of the Preceptor Epsilon Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  She was a past member of the Music Study Club, Investment Club, Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Outreach, and President of Meals on Wheels.  Another one of her passions was gospel music and she was a regular member of the Sunday Singing Convention.

Joy was a member of First Baptist Church and dearly loved her ladies Sunday School Class.  Her love for the Lord was evident.  She was devoted to God, her church, her family, and her community.

She and John had three children – Jennifer, Johny, and Jason. She loved the letter “J” and also strongly insisted that all her grandchildren be named with “J’s”.  Her sister-in-law and cousin also did the same, so it was definitely a “J” family. John passed away in 1998 and she later married Deloyd Livingston. He passed away in 2013.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Van and Elva Hughes; her brother, Frank Madison Hughes; her husband, John Covington; husband, Deloyd Livingston; and her son, Jason Covington.

She is survived by: 
Her daughter, Jennifer Golden of Cypress

Son, Johny Covington and wife Tammie of Center

Daughter-in-law: Michelle Covington-Richards and husband David

Her grandchildren: 
Jana Keele and husband Ryan
Joel Covington and wife Casey
Justin Golden and wife Chloe
Joanna Decker and husband Shane
Jacob Covington
Jaxon Covington
Jace Covington

Great-grandsons: 
Ross Keele
Beau Golden

She is also survived by: 
Her nephews: 
Bart Hughes
Brent Hughes
Barry Hughes

Her cousin, Sue Nell Jernigan who was like a sister to her

Her “always” adopted sister, Melba Williams

Many other cousins and friends

We would like to thank Affinity Hospice and Vicky Sneed and her team for all their kindness and care for our mother.  A special thanks to Rebecca Stokes for your love and care for mom.

Pallbearers will be Joel Covington, Ryan Keele, Jacob Covington, Jaxon Covington, Jace Covington, Justin Golden, Shane Decker, Beau Golden, and Ross Keele.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bob McAdams, Robert Mooney Sr., Matt Boren, “Pug” Hughes, Ray Jones, Jesus Espino, Efren Espino, Isiac Rameriz, and Jack Christian.

Memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

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

07/07/2020

Jeanette Green Garrison, 87, of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, in Garrison, Texas. She was born November 28, 1932, in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, to the late Parks Green and Nannie Green. Funeral service will be held at 3PM on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Garrison Funeral Home, 886 US Hwy 59, Garrison, Texas with Bro. John McGuire and Dr. Ben Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 2PM Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Garrison Funeral Home, 886 US Hwy 59, Garrison, Texas. 

Jeanette grew up in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, and East Texas. She moved to Houston in her teen years and later was employed with a telephone company and a gas company. She met the love of her life, Bill Garrison in Houston, and the two were married in 1955, spending more than 47 years together before his passing in 2002. Bill and Jeanette made their home in Garrison, Texas. They raised three beautiful children. Jeanette was a very loving and compassionate person that was always ready to help those in need. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching hummingbirds and visiting with friends. Jeanette was the first woman to serve on Garrison ISD school board. Her first job in Garrison was with the Commercial State Bank. She worked for many years at Jim Taylor Insurance, and later worked for Garrison ISD as a library aide. Jeanette loved the Lord and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church – Garrison, serving the Lord in many ways as her health permitted. 

She is survived by:

Son, Jack Garrison and wife Gloria of Austin, Texas

Daughters:
Cindy Lunsford and husband Terry of Nacogdoches, Texas
Julie Farmer and husband Tim of Lufkin, Texas

Grandchildren:
Kelci Meadows and husband Josh
Michael Ross and wife Dadra
Christopher Boatman and wife Chasity
Stephen Garrison
Brad Boatman
Bety Olson and husband Shane
Jordan Farmer
Carson Farmer
Delaney Farmer
Cade Lunsford and wife Chelsie
Kylie Murdock and husband Tanner

Great-grandchildren:
Briley Meadows
Hayes Meadows
Benjamin Boatman
Catherine Boatman
Elias Olson
Samuel Olson
Jacob Braswell
Evee Braswell

Brother, Bill Green

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

Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Garrison; brothers, Walter Green and John Green.

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.

07/06/2020

Charles Leon Thompson, 85 of Houston, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Houston.

Graveside services are at 12 noon on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Rather Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:

Children:
Carnell Thompson of Nacogdoches
Linda Thompson of Lubbock
Ray Dean Thompson of Lubbock
Larry Thompson of Houston
Jeffery Thompson of Houston
Beverly Thompson of Houston
Tina Thompson of Houston
Denise Thompson of Idaho

Large number of Grandchildren

Sister, Dorothy Hill of Center

Brother, Wayne Thompson of Center

Host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

07/06/2020

Mary Louise Johnson, 69 of Center, passed away Monday evening, June 29, 2020 at her residence in Center.

Graveside service is 11am Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Internment is at Westview Cemetery with Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Jerdena (Ricky) Daniels of Center
Cheryl Jones of Center

4 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, James A. Cartwright of Shelbyville

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

07/04/2020

Rayford Anding, 82, of Joaquin, Texas passed away on July 3, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on August 5, 1937 in Mangham, Louisiana to William Ralph Anding and Dottie Elizabeth Linder Anding.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Neuville Community Cemetery with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. 

Rayford valiantly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping. Most importantly, Rayford loved and cherished every moment spent with his family and friends.

Rayford is survived by:
His sons: 
Charles Anding
Clyde Anding

Daughters: 
Tina Louise Anding
Tammy Benton
Wanda Anding

Brothers: 
Leroy Anding
R.J. Anding

Sisters: 
Norma Anding
Gracie Anding

18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dottie Anding; grandson, “Kricket” Allen Wayne; brothers, Edward, Cecil and T.J.; and sisters, Ann and Edna.

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

07/02/2020

Margaret Fuller, 89 of Center, passed away Tuesday evening, June  30, 2020 at hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

No services are planned.

She is survived by:

Sister, Arma Bolton of Center

Brother, Jimmy (Frankie) Arnold of Center.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

07/02/2020

Martha Janice Beckham Hudman, 90, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on July 21, 1929 in Timpson, Texas, to the late Luther Beckham and Kate (Parker) Beckham. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, 600 Garrison St., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Chris Hudman and Jamie Hawley officiating. 

Janice graduated from Timpson High School. She joined the workforce and moved to Houston where she worked as a telephone operator for a short time before returning to Timpson to marry her love, Claude James Hudman. They started their life and family together and remained in Timpson for their 56 years of marriage.  Janice loved the Lord and was a faithful servant at her church, she loved teaching Sunday School and vacation bible school. She was a great seamstress and cook. She also loved oil painting and working in her yard and garden. Janice loved going on cruises and vacations with her family. She really enjoyed Facebook and reading books on her kindle. She enjoyed talking on the phone to her sisters and friends. She never missed an opportunity to go shopping, call bingo, or play in the bell choir at Garrison Nursing Home. Most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and family.

She is survived by:
Her sister, Katherine Seber of Tomball

Daughter, Julie Amos and husband, Dan of Roanoke

Son, Claude W. Hudman and wife Angel of Gallipolis, Ohio

Grandchildren: 
Amy and husband James Hawley of Gladewater
Chris and wife Stacey Hudman of Longview
Matthew and wife Holly Hudman of Kilgore
Stephanie and husband David Killingworth of Eale River, Alaska
Rachel Hoyt of Gallipolis, Ohio

Great-grandchildren: 
Kalynn
Trent
Jagger
Chesney
Taylor
Koda
Emily
Ethan
Bailey
Chase
Danielle
Janelle
Ali
Olivia
Orrin
Anna

As well as much loved nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Janice is preceded in death by her loving husband, Claude; sister, Merium Harris; and brother, James Beckham.  

Family would like to kindly ask that you follow CDC guidelines, wear facial covering if possible as well as social distancing.  

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.

07/02/2020

Annis Stone, 87, of Center, Texas passed away on July 2, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born August 26, 1932, in Center, Texas, Annis is the daughter of the late Thomas and Susie Livingston. 

The visitation will be held Saturday, July 4, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday, July 5, at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will be held at White Rock Cemetery. 

Annis is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Stone and wife Vicky
Gary stone and wife Lisa
WH Stone and wife Tasha
Shawn and wife Laura

Daughters:
Beverly Cole and husband Val
Gayla Windham and husband Johnny
Angelie Blackwell and husband Keith
Jeneva Underbrink and husband Barrett

Sister, Shirley and husband Dean Tenny

33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Walter “Boug” Stone; father Thomas Leroy Livingston; mother, Susie Adams Livingston; daughter, Cynthia Wiggins; son-in-law Jerry Wiggins; son-in-law Jerry Ford; sister, Dell Tindol; sister, Armatha Bailey; sister, Beatrice Hendricks; brother, Winford Livingston; brother, Wilford Livingston; and great-grand son, Jonathan Corona, and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

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.

07/02/2020

Joel Rodriguez, 22, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Fausto Balderas officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born September 17, 1997, in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, Joel is the son of Meliton Sanchez and Maria G. Rodriguez. He served in the United States Navy.

He is survived by: 
His mother, Maria G. Rodriguez

Father, Meliton Sanchez

Brother, Jose Sanchez

Grandmother, Juana Gomez

Grandfather, Justino Rodriguez

Uncles: 
Roman Rodriguez and wife Adela
Juan Rodriguez and wife Griselda
Marcos Rodriguez and wife Maria

Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins

Girlfriend, Stephanie Lē

Close friend, Virginia Valencia

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Ricardo Sanchez and Josefina Vazquez.

Pallbearers will be Roman Rodriguez, Meliton Sanchez, Raymundo Sanchez, and Adan Ramirez.

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


Joel Rodríguez, 22, del Center, falleció el Martes 30 de Junio de 2020, en Center.

La visita se llevará a cabo de 10:00 a.m. a 9:00 p.m., el Sábado 4 de Julio de 2020, en Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. El servicio funerario se llevará a cabo a las 2:00 p.m., el Domingo 5 de Julio de 2020, en Watson & Sons Funeral Home en Center con Fausto Balderas oficiando. El entierro seguirá en Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center.

Nacido el 17 de Septiembre de 1997, en Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, Joel es hijo de Meliton Sánchez y María G. Rodríguez. Sirvió en la Marina de los Estados Unidos.

Le sobrevive: 
Su Madre, María G. Rodríguez

Padre, Meliton Sánchez

Hermano, José Sánchez

Abuela, Juana Gómez

Abuelo, Justino Rodríguez

Tíos: 
Roman Rodríguez y su esposa Adela
Juan Rodríguez y su esposa Griselda
Marcos Rodríguez y su esposa María

Numerosas sobrinas, sobrinos y primos

Novia, Stephanie Lē

Amiga cercana, Virginia Valencia

Precedido en la muerte por sus abuelos, Ricardo Sánchez y Josefina Vázquez.

Los portadores de laosa será Roman Rodríguez, Melitón Sánchez, Raymundo Sánchez y Adan Ramírez.

Las condolencias y homenajes en línea se pueden enviar en www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

07/02/2020

Eulah Merle Rhame Bates, 96, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020, with visitation one hour prior, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. J.C. Lewis officiating.

Born January 1, 1924, in Shelby County, Ms. Bates is the daughter of Ransom Steve Rhame and Meta Anna Marie Mueller Rhame. She worked as a head cook in the school system. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. Ms. Bates was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Children:
Rita Bates Dickerson of Joaquin
Webb Bates and wife Norma Gene of Joaquin
Milton Bates and wife Kay of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Richard Dickerson and wife Lena
Randy Dickerson
Michael Bates and wife Julie
Amanda Hall and husband Daniel

Thirteen great-grandchildren

Seven great-great-grandchildren

Sister, Ollie Marie Mitchell of Orange

Numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Preceded in death by her grandchildren, Meta Michelle Bates and David Franklin Bates; great-great granddaughter, Danica Kathryne Felder; parents, Ransom and Meta Rhame; sisters, Onie O’Rear, Mae Latham, Ann Marshall, and Una Pearl Rhame; and brothers, Garland “Dock” Rhame and Ransom “Red” Rhame.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Bates’ great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 328, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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

07/01/2020

James T. Marlin Davis, 43, of Wells, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Lufkin.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Sardis Cemetery in Center with visitation at Watson & Sons Funeral Home beginning at Noon.

Born January 19, 1977, in Carthage, James is the son of the late Gordon Lamar Davis and Joyce Ann Allums Davis. His hobbies included fishing, camping, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. James was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by:

Wife, Paula Sue Davis of Wells

Children:
James T. Davis of Wells
Marianda Davis of Apple Springs
Zachary Davis of Lufkin
Dustin Davis of Beaumont
Hunter Davis

Granddaughter, Alaina Rayne Davis of Etoile

Sisters and brothers:
Tammy Renay Fields of Lufkin
Tina Marie Hight of Center
Gordon Lamar Davis Jr. of Lufkin
Rebecca Davis of Bossier City, Louisiana
Joey Davis of Pollok

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Lamar Davis and Joyce Ann Allums Davis; grandparents, Ernest Monk Davis, James Whiteside, Gladys Wylma Whiteside, Truman Allums, and Florence Allums; two uncles; and one aunt.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Rice, Eric Alejandre, Joshua Fields, Billy Hayes, Dakota Hefley, and Chance McCauley. Honorary pallbearers will be James T. Davis, D’Wayne Luther, and Robert Hight.

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

06/30/2020

Dameon Dewayne Hooper of Texarkana passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Longview at the age of 38. He was born November 27, 1981, in Nacogdoches to parents Damon Decole Hooper and Vonda Gail Murphy.

Dameon worked as a cosmetologist, a logger, and a mechanic. He could do it all. He was a proud member of Street Heat MC Texarkana. He enjoyed riding bikes, his lake time, spending time with family, cutting hair, and listening to music.

Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by his father, Damon Decole Hooper; and brother, Derrick Murphy.

He is survived by:
His fiancé, Jamel McGee

Daughter, Madilyn Leshae Grace Hooper

Mother, Vonda Murphy

Stepdad, Jesse Murphy

Grandmother, “Big Mama” Ann Hooper

Brothers: 
Shane Fenley
Dillon Hooper
Andrew Murphy

Sisters: 
Jessica Murphy
Shyanna Grant

Uncle, Charles McMillan

Aunts: 
Catherne Cloud
Sylvia Plunkett
Ginia Hooper
Pam Adkison
Angela McMillan

Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel officiated by Pastor John Bishop. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the funeral beginning at noon.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rocky Ross, Ed Stuard, Dustin Goodman, Michael McCarty, Drake Morgan, and Jesse Murphy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

06/30/2020

J.C. Dawson, 76, left his earthly body behind and entered into eternal life, peace, and joy on June 27, 2020 at home in Silsbee, TX. He left this earth peacefully with his wife and children by his side.

He was born in Timpson, TX on December 27, 1943 to the late Charles Chester Dawson, Sr and Mary Etta (McNies) Dawson. He was one of 8 children being born second to last and was the youngest son.

He met the love of his life, Neva Joyce (Adams) Dawson, in 1965 and they married on January 22, 1966 in Hurstown, TX. They treasured each other for over 54 years of marriage.

J.C. was a retired Construction Superintendent. He and Neva traveled and worked together all over the United States.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1977 and shortly thereafter accepted the Lord’s call to spread the love of Jesus and share the Word of God as a Full Gospel Minister.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, Poppy, Pop-Pop, and Uncle.

He is survived by:

Wife, Neva Joyce (Adams) Dawson of Silsbee, TX.

Son, Johnny L. Dawson and wife Delores of Brookeland, TX.
Son, Michael S. Dawson and wife Donna of Livingston, TX.

Daughter, Melissa J. Dawson and husband Kenny Whitt of Silsbee, TX.

Thirteen Grandchildren and twelve Great-Grandchildren.

Sister, Beatrice Stuard of Junction City, AR.
Sister, Dorothy Roe and husband Sam of Mauriceville, TX.

Mother-In-Law, Betty Adams of Nacogdoches, TX.

Sister-In-Law, Linda K. Adams of Houston, TX

A number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Charles Dawson, Jr., J.W. Dawson, J.P. Dawson, Juanita Riley, and Mary Lou Timmons. Father-In-Law John R. Adams. Brother-In-Law J.T. Adams.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

06/30/2020

Aloysius (AlleyJohn Koteras, 90, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on November 17, 1929 in Chappell Hill, Texas, to the late Ignac Koteras and Martha (Nowak) Koteras. A private family Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. Mary Of The Epiphany Catholic Mission on Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Father Nelson Munoz, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, from 6-8PM with Rosary beginning at 6:30PM.

Alley grew up in Chappell Hill, Texas. He joined the workforce after graduation.  He worked for Mission Mfg. Co, later BYTRU, in Houston, Texas for over 37 years.  He joined Ebasco at the nuclear facility in Bay City from 1986 to 1989. Then completed his working career at Marlin Valve from 1990 to 1993.  He then retired and moved to Timpson, Texas.  He was a high school football referee in the 60’s. He was a musician, playing for a country and western band for over 15 years.  He was involved in civic affairs on the Board of Supervisors for Lake Timpson from 1996.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Charlotte McMillan and husband Jack
Terri Graves and husband Harvey
Keith Koteras and wife Maria

Grandchildren: 
Chelsea
Lindsey
Tommy
Kristin
Kari
David

Step-grandchildren: 
Yolanda
Beverly Jr.
Kayla Sue
Michelle
Troy

Great-grandchildren: 
Wade
Collins
Avery
Lane
Hunter
Soon to be Case due in August

Brothers: 
Frankie Koteras and wife Connie
Gilbert Koteras and wife Patricia
James T. Koteras

Sister, Carol Ann Melia

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Alley is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virgie Henry Koteras; and brother, Albin Koteras.

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.

06/29/2020

Born June 3, 2020, Conner Liam Mikesh, infant son of Brian Mikesh and Elizabeth Wershing of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Friday, July 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Parents, Brian Mikesh and Elizabeth Wershing of Shelbyville

Sister and brothers:
Addison Gilchrist of Shelbyville
Joseph Gilchrist of Shelbyville
Braxton Mikesh of Shelbyville
Cayden Mikesh of Shelbyville
James Mikesh of Silsbee

Grandparents:
Stacy Wershing of Shelbyville
J.R. Iribarren of Shelbyville
Melinda Mercer of Louisiana
Tammy Mikesh of Timpson

Great-grandmother, Shirley Leonard of Shelbyville

Uncles and aunts:
Phillip Mikesh and wife Ciera of Kerrville
Sabrina Edenshaw of Shelbyville
Vanessa Goings of Shelbyville
David and Nora Lawhorn of Timpson
Jason Durrett and wife Ashley of Timpson

Numerous cousins and other relatives.

Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Martin Mikesh and Todd Wershing; great grandparents, Fred Leonard and Candi Iribarren; and great-great grandmother, Berniece Wright.

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

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