Marjorie Beck Campbell, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006. She was born June 10, 1911 in Shelbyville to Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Campbell. Ms. Campbell was a retired teacher from the Shelbyville ISD and was a member of Shelbyville First United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.
Pallbearers will be James I. Powell, Jack Bradberry, Frank Crawford, John Howard, Greg Powell, Tim Powell, S.W. Carter & Tom Sterling.
Brother, William Walter Beck of Shelbyville
Aunt, Sarah Helpinstill of Freeport
James Iri Powell, Greg Powell, Tim Powell, Dr. Franklin & Elizabeth Crawford.
Preceded in death by sister, Francis Beck Jacobs.
****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
James C. Bridges, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006 at his home. He was born December 19, 1924 in Center to Charlie Bridges and Liddy Loving Bridges. Mr. Bridges was the owner of Bridges Truck Parts for 50 years. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1940-1944.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Strong, Kenneth Hardy, Zach Warr, James Shofner, John Holloway, Curtis Eaves & Travis Wilburn.
Wife, Joyce Bridges of Center
Charles Bridges & wife Jeanie of Center
James Bridges & wife Angie of Center
Willie Bridges & wife Becky of Tenaha
Dovianne Boyd & husband David of Lufkin
Linda Bridges Hataway of Tenaha
Preceded in death by son, David Bridges.
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
Frankie May Coppedge - 85, of Center passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2006 in Center. She was born July 30, 1921 in Swink, Oklahoma to John Adams and Frankie Maye Holt Adams. Ms Coppedge was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Women of Worth and the Center Pentecostal Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 1, 2006 at the Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Ore City Cemetery in Ore City, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Paul Luman, A.J. Marcell, Wallace Wilkins, Raymond Caldas, Charles Baldwin, Jason Zeditz, Mark Zeditz and Mike Zeditz.
Survivors Include: Daughters: Marily Zeditz and husband James of Houston, Linda Baldwin and husband Charles of Henderson and Rose Addison and husband Bobby of Center.
Eight Grandchildren, Twenty - Two Great Grandchildren, One Great-Great Grandchild.
Brother: Robert Bailey of Jefferson.
Numerous Other Relatives and A Host of Friends.
Preceded in death by: Husband, R.C. Coppedge, Parents, John Adams and Frankie Maye Adams and Brother, Gene Adams.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Billy Joe Price - Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Billy Joe Price, of Center and formerly of Converse, Louisiana. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) in the Converse Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) morning from nine until noon at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield.
Among Mr. Price’s survivors are his wife, Nancy Price, of Center, two sisters, Trudy Runnels, of Joaquin, and Jean Ellis, of Holly Springs, Louisiana, and two step-daughters, Dianna Amasene, of Colorado, and Elizabeth Thomas, of Joaquin.
Billy Ray Waller - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Billy Ray Waller, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Neuville Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Rock Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Neuville Community Cemetery Fund.
Among Mr. Waller's survivors are one son, Billy Vaughn Waller, of San Augustine, one daughter, Wanda Dennis, of Lufkin, brothers, Jerry Joe Waller, Jessie K. Waller, Alton Waller, and Calvin Waller, all of Center, and sisters, Susie Fountain and Jeannie Amburn, both of Center, and Carolyn Denby, of Deridder, Louisiana.
Cleveland Casey - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 46 year old, Cleveland Casey, of Center
Billie Lovell, age 79, passed away August 28, 2006 at Park Plaza Specialty Hospital in Houston, Tx. Graveside services are 2 pm Friday, September 1, 2006 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. No visitation is planned. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Electra, Tx. to Uless and Ollie (Nichols) Fisher. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Lovell and daughter Terry Lynn McWilliams.
She is survived by Brothers: Doyle Fisher and Kenneth Fisher of California, Daughter: Wanda Cleaver and husband Thomas in Houston, Tx. Sons: Rick McWilliams and wife Iris of Ohio and Mike McWilliams and wife Vikka of Ohio. Granddaughters: Billie Dickinson and husband Jamie of Humble, Michelle Bracey of Ohio, and Laura McWilliams of Ohio. Grandsons: David Cleaver and wife Keili of Dallas, Tx. Scott Cleaver of Houston, Tx. Steven Cleaver of Ohio, Douglas McWilliams and wife Liz of Ohio, Eric McWilliams of Ohio. GreatGrandchildren: Ian Cleaver, Trent Cleaver, Melina Stanton, and Emily McWilliams.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.
Arlinda Polley Matthews, Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Mrs. Arlinda Polley Matthews, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.
Among Mrs. Matthew’s survivors is Roeana Polley.
Doctor James Hoffpauir - Funeral services for 58 year old, Doctor James Hoffpauir, of Cotter, Arkansas, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Mountain Home Baptist Church. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mountain Home Baptist Church. Doctor Hoffpauir was pastor of Mountain Home Baptist Church since 1995, and before that he had pastured at several churches including First Baptist Church in Timpson.
Jack Fountain, 80, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 at his home in Center. Services will be held Monday, August 28, 2006 at 11 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Jason Hebert officiating, burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 27, 2006 starting at 10 am and continue until service time.
He was born on January 17, 1926 to Robert Elvin and Lela Ann Langford Fountain. For many years he was a building contractor and he was a operator for Sand Hill Water Supply for the last 20 years. He was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin & Lela Fountain, on son Homer Fountain Jr., one sister Doris Roberts, one brother Floyd E. "Buster" Fountain and one daughter in law Jana Fountain.
He is survived by:
Wife of 63 years and 9 months: Rachel Fountain of Center
Son: Jackie Lee Fountain & wife Teena of Joaquin
Sister: Kathryn Bennett of Nacogdoches
6 Grandchildren:Randy Fountain of Center, Sheila Cosby of Center, Jeremy Fountain of Crossroad, TX, Jill Parker & husband Steve of Center, Laila Chambliss & husband Tory Joaquin, Jodie Fountain of Center
12 Great Grandchildren: Ashley Cosby, Wesley Cosby, Jr., John Kevin Cosby, Jr., Kristen Cosby, Megan McShane, Jordin Fountain, Kyle Chambliss, Charlie Fountain, Casey Chambliss, Schree Parker, Kaylee Parker and Chase Shields
2 Great Great Grandchildren: Steven Mahaffey and Nevaeh Cosby
Step Grandchildren: Titus Chambliss & wife Wendi of Joaqin, Taylor Chambliss of Bossier City, LA, Thatcher Chambliss of Joaquin
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Very Special People in his life are: Sister-in-law: Era Fountain of Center, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Warren & Lillian McSwain of Center, Howard Lee Brown & wife Judy of Phoenix, AZ, Ruth Armand of Houston, Daughter-in-law Wanda Coats & husband Jeff of Center
Pallbearers: Gene McSwain, Jackie Lee Fountain, Tory Chambliss, Steve Parker, Jeff Coats, Lynn Mena.
Honorary Pallbearers: Rex Davis, Rex Rains, Ronnie Davis, Jess Walker, Terry Adkison.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
Bill Reed, 72 of Arcadia Community, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 in Nacogdoches. He was born October 6, 1933 in Nashville, Tennessee to William A. Reed I and Mary Gibson. Mr Reed served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a rancher.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, with Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Craig Welch, Brian Welch, Danny Lovell, John Sork, Mike Sork, Rick Sork, Erik Perry and Darrell Yates.
Sons: Allen Reed and wife Bonnie of Center and Brian Schoelppie and wife Adrienne of Austin.
Daughter: Denise Knight of Houston.
Grandchildren: Whitlee Reed of Center, Craig Welch of New York, New York, Brian Welch of Carthage, Kelly Knight of Houston, Jamie Knight of Houston and Jameson Reed Schoelpple of Austin.
Brothers: Hugh Reed of Tennessee and Jerry Reed and wife Amanda of Tennessee
Special Friend: Bobbie Carlton of Stockman.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, August 28, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Bonnie Lawson Moore - 74, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006. She was born August 27, 1931 in Center to Dewey Lawson & Avis Bush Lawson. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center and was retired from Shelbyville ISD.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Paulbearers will be Alan Minter, Larry Ballard, John Howard, Dewey Howard, Dana Howard, Bob Howard, Steve Howard, Thomas Howard and Howell Howard.
Husband: McNeil Moore of Center
Daughters: Karen Anderson & husband Bob of Longview and Kathy Sawyer & husband Jim of Center
Grandchildren: Ashley Wier & husband Byron of Austin, Austin Anderson of Colombus, Ohio; Bonnie Catherine Anderson & fiance' Matt Wilson of Dallas and Anne Sawyer of Center
Sisters: Ruth Peelor & husband Harry of California and Marie McGuire of California
Sister-in-Law: Bettye Minter & husband Pete
Also: Numerous nieces and nephews
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935
Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pm on Friday, August 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center
Iris McSwain - 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2006. She was born October 16, 1919 in Center to John B. Lowery and Willie Jones Lowery. Ms McSwain was a homemaker and Christian mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Monday, August 21, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Mike Cross officiating.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Ford, Michael Ford, Chet Driver, John Paul McSwain, Tyler McSwain, Tim McSwain, Jeffery McSwain and Jimmy Dale McSwain.
Survivors include: Son, Billy McSwain and wife Helen of Joaquin, Daughter, Jackie Adams and husband Joe of Nacogdoches and Daughter in law, Bill Ann McSwain of Center.
Grandchildren, Tim McSwain, John Paul McSwain, Cynthia Driver, Michael Ford, Stephen Ford, Jeffery McSwain, Jimmy McSwain and Ronda Patterson.
14 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.
Preceded in death by : Husband, J.W. "Bill" McSwain, Son, Kenneth McSwain, 1 Sister and 3 Brothers.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Debra Christian - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 53 year old, Debra Gunter Christian, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until nine o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.
Among Mrs. Christian’s survivors are her husband, Calvin Christian, of Tenaha, one son, Chad Christian, of Tenaha, one daughter, Brooke Cassell, of Shelbyville, and her sister, Vickie Brewster, of Rosenburg.
Brad Hagler - 28, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, August 14,2006. He was born March 21, 1978 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ray Eastridge & Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment to follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Paul Thompson, Teral Jones, Bart Lynch, Gibs Chapman, Paul Hagler, Bob French, Jamie Hagler & Larry Hurst.
Son, Zackery Wayne Hagler of Killeen, Daughter, Madison Grace Hagler of Killeen, Mother & Step Father, Cathy & Randy Hughes of Nacogdoches, Father & Step Mother, Ronald & Renee Hagler of Center, Sister, Bridgett Birdwell of Nacogdoches.
Half Sisters: Angela, Candace, Ronya & Skylar Hagler of Center.
Step Sisters: Mandy Tyre of Huxley and Misty Kay of Huxley.
Nieces, Kalli Perkins & Briley Birdwell of Nacogdoches
Nephew, Kason Livingston of Nacogdoches.
Grandfather, James E. Hagler of Center
Grandmother, Jean Mills of Center
Special Friends, Gibs Chapman and Bob French
Preceded in death by grandparents, George & Catherine Lynch
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Michael Edward Linebarger - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 64 year old, Michael Edward Linebarger, of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at a later date, and the body will be cremated.
Among Mr. Linebarger’s survivors are his wife, Colleen Linebarger, of Timpson, two sons, Matthew Linebarger, of Tenaha, and Chris Linebarger, of Timpson, and two daughters, Tami Linebarger, of Center, and Toni Schaffer, of Saginaw.
Winnie Mae Risinger , 83 of Orange passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at Baptist Senior Center in Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 18, 2006 at St. Francis of Assissi Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan.
A graveside service will be at 4:30 pm, Friday at East Hamilton Cemetery in Patroon.
Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A wake will be at 7 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Risinger was born June 8, 1923, in Gueydan, Louisiana, to Edwin and Telesia (Breaux) Richard. She was a caring and loving 2nd grade teacher at Little Cypress Elementary School for about 20 years and made a difference in her student's lives. She loved to sew, crochet, quilt and teach. She also loved to cook and garden.
She was a member of TSTA, St. Frances Eucharistic Ministry as well as a Lector, member of the Alter Society and the Sacred Heart Society.
Mrs. Risinger was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Gabriel Mott, second husband, Nath Risinger, sons, Wayne and Eugene Mott and daughter, Winifred Ann Mott.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Mary Theresa and Mark Couvillion of Kingwood, step son and wife, James Ray and Mary Kay Risinger of Patroon, grandchildren, Andra and Melissa Couvillion of Kingwood. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Ashton and Sean Couvillion.
Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, Texas.
Geraldine Fields Maguire, 83, of Port Arthur, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at a Port Arthur hospital. She was born August 14, 1923 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, Texas to John Samuel Fields and Myrtle Crow Fields.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2006 at Patroon Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating.
Myra Aucoin & husband Burney of Groves
Johnnie Waggoner of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Nelwyn Ivey of Port Neches
Nell Fields of Center
Laverne Fields of Center
Several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death:
Parents, John Samuel Fields & Myrtle Crow Fields
Brothers, Louis Fields & Winston Fields
Sisters, Mary Fields, Dorothy Buckley, Pearl “Tiny” Strickland, Ruth Beck, Lillie Mae Brown, Hazel Loyd & Lucy Shepard
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
Betty M. Greenwood, 63, of Brandon, Mississippi passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at a Jackson, Mississippi hospital. Ms. Greenwood was born in Center to Charles Greenwood of Mississippi and Doris L. Greenwood of Center. Mr. Greenwood was serving with the US Navy during WWII when his daughter was born. After the war, the family returned to Mississippi where they made their home.
Ms. Greenwood attended Mississippi public schools, where she graduated in 1961. Upon high school graduation, she attended the University of Southern Mississippi for several years. After college, she moved to the Jackson, Mississippi area where she has resided for the past forty-three years. She worked for Kirkland Homes as a bookkeeper.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Pearl, Mississippi. Interment will follow Friday, August 11, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Her survivors include her dear friend and companion of many years, Jerry Bowles, her aunts Gladys L. Stavroplos of Center and Lennie Greenwood of Port Neches, several first cousins, many second and third cousins and numerous beloved friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, eight aunts, three uncles and several cousins on both sides of her family.
Memorials may be made to Briarwood United Methodist Church, 320 Briarwood Dr., Jackson, Mississippi, 39206 or Baptist Health Systems Oncology Dept. 1225 N. State St., Jackson, Mississippi 39202.
The funeral will be under the direction of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, Mississippi.
Wilbert "Buckie" Roach - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 93 year old, Wilbert “Buckie” Roach, of the Saint Luke Community in San Augustine.
Claude James Hudman - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Claude James Hudman, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Among Mr. Hudman’s survivors are his wife, Janice Beckham-Hudman, of Timpson, one son, Claude Wayne Hudman, of Ohio, one daughter, Julie Amos, of Roanoke, and one brother, Gene Hudman, of Timpson.
Mattie Lewis - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 81 year old, Miss Mattie Lewis, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery
Janelle Fields - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 45 year old, Miss Janelle Fields, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Greer Street Church of Christ. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Among Miss Fields’ survivors are two sons, Curtis and Kelvin Hooper, both of Center, and three sisters, Gertrude Buckley, Pauline Fields, and Ruby Gaddis, all three of Center.
Erma Paige, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2006. She was born December 2, 1916 in Center, Texas to Thomas Buford Askew and Lola Hagler Askew. Ms. Paige was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Wrape officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include: Daughter, Joy Campbell of Center.
Grandchildren: Sonya ANthony & husband Mitchell, Steve Campbell and wife Alisia, and Stacy Spruiell & husband Greg.
Great Grandchildren: Lindsey Anthony, Carrie Anthony, Justin Campbell, Shane Campbell, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Alexandria Spruiell and Jesse Spruiell.
Sisters: Edna Hardy and husband Charles of Henderson and Myrilne Bradshaw of Center.
Brothers: B.B. Askew of Vidor and Vernon Askew and wife Marcelia of Nederland.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
William R.E. Stevens
Mangum Funeral Home along with Mount Olivet Funeral Home announces services for 74 year old, William R. E. Stevens, of Rhome. Services will be Wednesday morning at 11:30 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2:30 at D-F-W National Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening form six until eight o’clock at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Among Mr. Stevens’ survivors are his wife, Judy Whiteside-Stevens, of Rhome, daughter Monica Sanderson, Sons, Roy Stevens and Randell Stevens, sisters, Mary Christopher and Margie Talant, brother, Johnny Stevens, and local survivors, sister-in-law, Wanda Whiteside Hopkins, and husband, Wayne, and brother-in-law, Michael Whiteside and wife Teresa.
Billy Casper - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 49 year old, Billy Casper, of Nacogdoches.
Shirley Rae Davidson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Shirley Rae Davidson, of Seabrook, and formerly of San Augustine. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel.
Among Ms. Davidson’s survivors are two daughters, Maria Bush, of Joaquin, and Laura Dixon, of Lufkin, one son, Jeffery Dixon, of Lufkin, her mother, Novis Sowell, of Joaquin, five brothers, Randy Sowell, of Huntington, Kenny Sowell, of Center, Chris Sowell, of Crockett, Joe Sowell, of Austin, and Brian Mahan, of Lufkin, and her sister, Gayle Clark, of Michigan.