Winfrey Dee Lout - age 88 lifelong resident of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the home of her daughter where she had made her home for several years.
Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
She was born July 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Parents: Ira and Mildred Kimbro Hughes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Center. She was retired from Holly Farms, Center.
She is preceded in death by: husband, J.C. Lout, Sister, Marie Hughes Croft, Parents, Ira & Mildred Hughes, Sister-in-law, Tommie Jane Bradshaw Hughes and Brothers-in-law, Leonard Favale and Dalton Croft.
She is survived by:
Daughter, Shelby Jean Anderson and husband, Wade of Center
Grandson, Steve Anderson & wife, Theresa of Timpson
Granddaughter, Mitzi Lengl & husband, Mike of Center
Mark Shannon Anderson
Luke, Lauren & Faith Lengl
Aaron & Adam Whitehead
Great Great Grandchildren:
Kylie, Kaitlyn & Corey Sigler and Emily McDonald
Sister, Lottie Hughes Favale of San Francisco, California
Brother, Tommy Hughes of Arlington
Nieces and Nephews: Pat & Sandy Favale, Billy and Randy Huhges, Pam Buller and Kim Cramer
Pallbearers: Leonard Eaves, Vance Green, David Bain, Kenneth Hughes, Clyde Samford, and Joe Anderson
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, TX
Delano Warr - 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Service will be 10 am Saturday, December 2, 2006 at mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2006, from 5 pm until 9 pm.
He was born January 30, 1943 to Lofton and Donna Koonce Warr. He was a dispatcher for the Sheriff's Department in Shelby and Nacogdoches County. He was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Donna Warr, brother, James Warr, sister, Infant baby.
He is survived by Wife, Sandra Warr of Center, Niece, Kerri Wiggins and husband, Darren of Center, Nephew, Matt Warr and wife, Elizabeth of Flagstaff, Arizonia, Step children, Sharla Cedilla of Pasadena, CA. , Nathan Thompson of Phoenix, AR., John Thompson of Pasadena, TX., Wesley Thompson, of West Virginia.
Mother in law, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena, CA., Sister in laws, Dianne Cothran of Pasadena, CA., Diane Yeary of Pasadena, CA., Jeanette Carter of Carthage.
Grandchildren: Jaeson Turner, Jax Turner, Rachel Smith-Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Danny Thompson, Jeremy Thompson.
Great Nephews: Jesse and Jared Wiggins of Center.
Extra Special Friends: Jeff and Shelia Espinosa of Center and Pamela Whitton of Center.
Aunt: Eldora Holt of Center.
Numerous Cousins and Friends.
Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Lela Fay Wilson, age, 75, after a lengthy illness Mrs. Wilson passed away peacefully on November 24, 2006.
She is survived by her three loving children. Gilbert R. Wilson, of Manor Tx. Bruna J. Hubbard of Garland, Tx. and Joanne K. Gamini and her husband, Max of Huntsville, Tx. Other survivors include her four grandchildren, Nathanial Wilson, Mauri Hubbard-Harrison, Tania and Shari Hall. Her loving brother Commie Smith and his wife Betty, Brother in Laws Carl Wilson and his wife Shirley, and Thad Leslie Sewell and his wife Donna of Amarillo, Tx. Many dear and wonderful niece and nephews.
Mrs. Wilson will be laid to rest by her loving husband Billy J. Wilson at Wimberly cemetery in Shelbyville, Tx. Bill and Lela Wilson were the former owners of Bill's Landing (previously know as Bailey's Landing) in Shelbyville, Tx. which is now owned and by Charlie and Rhonda Shiverly who are very dear and close friends as would be with any child-parent relationship.
Lela is preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Wilson, her twin sister, Willie Jones, her sister Eva and one granddaughter, Lindsey Hubbard.
Visitation on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 7 pm at Mangum Funeral home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center Tx. 936-598-3341.
Grave side services at Wimberly Cemetery on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11 am in Shelbyville, Tx. Funeral Services provided by Mangum Funeral Home.
Kathryn Joyce Shouse, age 49, of Timpson formerly of Dallas passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at her residence.
There will be no services, family requested that her body be cremated.
Kathryn Joyce Shouse was born, November 23, 1956 in Pasadena, Tx. to James Augustus MCBroom and Marion Cargill McBroom Mitchell.
She is survived by Her Mother, Marion Mitchell of Appleby, 4 Sisters, Chris Lee and husband Cleave of Timpson, Gail Estes of Nacogdoches, Sharon Branstein of Richards, and Kathy McBroom of Lake Worth.
Numberous Nieces and Nephews.
Effie Mae Fenley Sharpton, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born October 6, 1915 in San Augustine, Texas to John and Pearl Battles Ware. She was a member of the Newburn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Sharpton was also a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert and Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be Don Bush, Jeff Lucas, Calvin Lynn Jernigan, Mike Fenley, Tommy Fenley and Glenn Fenley.
She is survived by:
Mae Stotts & husband Doniece of Center
Joyce Lucas & husband J.C. of New Caney
JoEllen Bush & husband Charles of Marshall, Arkansas
I.W. “Dub” Fenley & wife Carolyn of Center
Dewey “Gene” Eugene Fenley & wife Dorothy of Center
William “Bill” Ware & wife Ruth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
John Ware & wife Mary of Eufaula, Oklahoma
Robert Milton Ware of Eufaula, Oklahoma
26 Great Grandchildren
9 Great Great Grandchildren
Husband, Ira “Big Bud” Fenley, Father of her children
Husband, Cletus Sharpton
Granddaughter, Krystal Fenley
Brothers, Carl Ware & Dewey Ware
Memorials can be made to the White Rock Cemetery Fund & Gideons Memorial Bible Fund.
****Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
John Paul McSwain - 42, of Joaquin, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. He was born September 25, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Billy and Helen Tyler McSwain. He was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church. Mr. McSwain was a lineman for Swepco and a farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, November 24, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross, Bro. Dock Lazarine, and Tommy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
He is survived by:
Wife, Joel McSwain of Joaquin, Son, Tyler Dean McSwain of Joaquin, Daughter, Bailee Dawn McSwain of Joaquin, Parents, Billy & Helen McSwain of Joaquin, Grandmother, Ollie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Brother, Tim McSwain & wife Paula of Bayton.
Nephews: John Daniel McSwain of Baytown, Joshua Logan McSwain of Baytown. Father in law Hugh Daw of Joaquin, Mother in law, Joyce Noble & husband Roy of Joaquin, Sister in law, Dawn Kay & husband Michael of Huxley.
Nephews: Dawson Atwood Kay of Huxley, Deakon Duvall Kay of Huxley, Aunt, Jackie Adams of Nacogdoches, Uncle, Willie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Aunt, Grace McMehan of Austin. Also numerous relatives and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by 4 Grandparents and 1 Uncle.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Irene Philip Campbell -65, of Center, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2006. She was born October 10, 1941 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip of Unionstown, Pennsylvania.
Irene was in the Women’s Army Corp from 1959 to 1961. She attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, El Centro College in Dallas and SFA in Nacogdoches. She was a registered nurse for 40 years and was a certified RN for cardiac care, advanced life support, and closed head and spinal cord injuries. She was invited to Who’s Who of Professional Nurses.
Pallbearers will be Mark Riggan, Steve Campbell, Odell Wiggins, Dusty Davis, Ty Wilson & Ronnie Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mrs. Campbell’s other nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Dr. Jack Smith and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
She is survived by:
Husband: Coy Campbell of Center
Son: Franco Campbell of Jacksboro
Grandson: Coy Allen Campbell and wife Anna of Tampa, Florida
Great Grandson: Frankie Campbell of Tampa, Florida
Brother: Robert Philip of Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Sister: Florence Keifer of Uniontown, Pennsylvania
John Campbell & wife Ginny
Glenn Campbell & wife Inez
Jerry Campbell & wife Melody
Ken Campbell & wife Molly
Eula Worsham, Billye Cather, Sue Davis, Earline Austin, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Elsie Philip & Beatrice Philip.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends .
Preceded in death by:
Parents; John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip
Brothers; John Philip and Mike Philip
****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****
Henry B. Turner - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Henry Blaine Turner, of Angleton. Graveside services are today (Tuesday) at 12 noon at Sand Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to Habitat for Humanity or Volunteer Christian Builders Association in Mr. Turner’s name.
Among Mr. Turner’s survivors are his wife, Della Woodall Turner, of Angleton, two daughters, Julie Fischer, of Lake Jackson, and Janet Capuzzi, of Corpus Christi, two brothers, Tal Turner, of Clute, and Lynn Turner, of Center, and two sisters, Flo Wilburn, of Center, and Belle Turner, of Florida.
Verna Mills - age 100, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
Services are set for, 2 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating, burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 8:30 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
She was born January 24, 1906 to James (Noon) and Ella Pacadavore Wilson. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents James & Ella Wilson, 2 brothers, Buford Wilson adn Buren Wilson, 4 sisters, Earlena Murray, Eva Dale Wilson, Mae Choate, Bernice Danley.
She is survived by : Daughter, Juanita Spears of Center, Daughter & Son in law Geneva & Fairy Graves of Center, Son & Daughter in law, James Ray & Ann Mills of Wichita Falls, Tx. Son and Daughter in law, Carrol Dale & Rena Mills of Mountain Home, Idaho.
10 Grandchildren: Barbara Surette, Micheal Graves, Patricia Graves Orsak, Vernon Mills, Rockie Washburn, Alice Washburn Combs, Linda Mills Kennedy, Mark Mills, Paul Mills and John Mills.
12 Great Grandchildren; Jason Orsak, Kelli Orsak, Kipp Kennedy, Jeffery Spears, Travis Spears, Alexandra Graves, Forrest Graves, John Robert Mills, James William Mills, Devon Ray Mills, Angie Washburn French, Allison Hawkenberry.
Great Great Grandchildren: Zachary Spears, Justin Spears, Alicia French, Kristen Orsak, Justin Lee Hawkenberry.
Pallbearers will be: Micheal Graves, Mark Mills, Paul Mills, John Mills, Vernon Ray Mills, Jason Orsak.
Honorary Pallbearers: Persy Fuller, James Tomlinson, L.D. Eddins, E.J. Bridwell and Larry Choate.
Under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.
Zeno Fenley - age 76, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be 11 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, burial to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born January 12, 1931 in San Augustine County. He is preceded in death by his Father, E.N. Fenley and Mother, Viola Bates and Sister, Thelma Hastings and Brother, B.J. Fenley.
He is survived by : Special Friend, Vastine Folsom & family of Center. Son, David Matthews of Centerville, Missouri, Daughter, Carolyn Trocko & husband, Mike of Conroe, Son, Eddie Lee Fenley & wife, Theresa of Conroe, Son, Lonnie Fenley & wife, Anita of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Theresa Treece of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Zona Jones & husband, Bobby of Conroe and Daughter, City Treece & husband Wayne of Logan, Alabama.
20 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren
3 Brothers: Elton & Ruth Fenley of Center, Johnny & Nelva Fenley of megargel, Texas, and Lamar & Francis Fenley of Gorman, Texas.
John Thomas Brinson - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, John Thomas Brinson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funerals Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.
Among Mr. Brinson’s survivors are his wife, Bobbie Anderson Brinson, of Timpson, son, Frank Brinson, of Timpson, and daughters, Pam Franklin, Cindy Brinson, and Carol Brinson, all three of Timpson.
Bennie Dell Bell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 72 year old, Mister Bennie Dell Bell, of Oregon, and formerly of Center. Services are this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is in Mount Gillian Cemetery.
Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Sherry Shambry and Benita Andrews, both of Oregon, two sons, Larry Bell, Senior, and Dorian Dell, both of Oregon, one brother, Earsey Chester, of California, one sister, Talma Gormon, of California, and a local survivor, sister-in-law, Joyce McCoy, of Center.
Kathryn Garrison McIver, 84, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2006. She was born January 10, 1922 in Garrison to S.F. Garrison and Verna Moore Garrison. Ms McIver was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. McIver was a volunteer at the Shelby County Museum.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Alzhelmer's Association.
Pallbearers will be Brad Rushing, Kyle Bush, Kevin Bush, Neil King, David McIver III, Trey Garrison and Allen Garrison.
She is survived by:
Daughters: Martha McIver Rushing and husband Charles of Center.
Nancy McIver Bush and husband Bubba of Timpson.
Sons: David S. McIver Jr. and wife Mary Beth of Spring.
Garrison M. McIver and wife Sharon of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Grandchildren: Brad Rushing and wife Danielle of Houston, Kyle Bush and wife Carla of Center, Shanna Rushing King and husband Neil of Katy, Kevin Bush of Elkhart, Lauren McIver of Spring and David McIver III of Spring.
Great Grandchildren: Keaton, Kaylie, Morgan, Hunter, Riley, Holden and Daylan.
Sister in law: Jeanette Garrison of Garrison and Ada Garrison of Garrison.
Numerous other relatives. A host of friends.
Preceded in death by Husband, D.S. McIver, Brothers, Flem Garrison, Pat Garrison and Bill Garrison, Great Granddaughter, Kylie Bush.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Sheldon Jay Sullivan, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2006.
At the family's request, Mr. Sullivan will be cremated with a private burial to follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery.
Survivors Include: Daughter, Shellie Stickle & husband Samuel of Center. Father, Shirley Sullivan of Hemphill, Brother Shirley Jim Sullivan of Houston.
Preceded in death by mother, Johnnie Mae Folsom Sullivan.
Alvie "Red" McDonald -86, of Shelbyville, passed away at his home on Friday, November 17, 2006. He was born July 13, 1920 in Grand Saline to Acie and Nellie Lee McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a member of East Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and served in the US Army Infantry Division during WWII.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Kenneth McCauley and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.
He is survived by:
Wife, Bernice McDonald of Shelbyville
Ann Foster & husband Don of Ft. Worth
Shirley Tobey & husband Richard of Ft. Worth
6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren
Brother, Raymond McDonald & wife July of Boyd, Texas
Nema Davis of Center
Dorthy Pipin of Center
Laura McDonald of Center
Vi McDonald of Ft. Worth
Also of host of friends and relatives.
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Acie McDonald & Nellie Lee McDonald
Granddaughter, Carey Tobey
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****
Joe Ramar Carroll - 77, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, November 16, at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 21, 1929 in Joaquin in Joaquin to Mack and Ethel Chldress Carroll. Mr. Carroll. Mr Carroll was a retired, self employed electican.
Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 17, 2006 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. larry Harville officating.
He is survived by Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Special Friend, Faye Ashley of Joaquin. Also numerous nieces & nephews.
Preceded in death by: Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Parents, Mack Carroll and Ethel Childress Carroll and Brother, Felix Carroll.
Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 pm Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Harvey Thomas Curry - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Harvey Thomas Curry, of Timpson. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County.
Among Mr. Curry’s survivors are his wife, Ludy Curry, of Timpson, son, Mike Curry, of Bremond, and five sisters, Elsie Adams, of Houston, Doris Barrett, Ruby Henderson, and Georgia Beard, all three of Garrison, and Joyce Tidwell, of Henderson.
Faye Randall Larry - McDuffie’s Mortuary announces services for Mrs. Faye Randall Larry. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Emanuel Church of God In Christ on Lockwood Drive in Houston. Interment will be Monday at Houston National Cemetery. A wake will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until nine o’clock at Willie C. McDuffie Memorial Chapel in Houston.
Among Mrs. Larry’s survivors are her sister, La Vern Stotts, of Joaquin, and her brother, Junior Lee Williams, of Joaquin.
Nicole Michele Bluford - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 21 year old, Nicole Michele Bluford, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Among Ms. Bluford’s survivors are her mother, Mamie Bluford, her biological mother, LaWanda Polley, her father, Willie Bluford, Junior, one son, Jamori Gardner, her sister, Tomeka Jones… all of Center, two brothers, Lakendrick Bluford, of Center, and ElTarus Bluford, of North Carolina, grandmother, Jennie V. Thompson, of Shelbyville, and grandfather, Curtis Polley, of Joaquin.
Doris Ruth Ramsey, 86, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at her home. She was born March 8, 1920 in Center to Benjamin Franklin & Fannie Humphries Cox. Ms. Ramsey was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Stonewall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Stan McGee and Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be James Humphries, Chuck Rigby, Doug Blizard, Bobby Pugh, Bruce Koonce and Sammie Arnold.
Son, Mart F. Thomas & wife Carolyn of Stonewall, Louisiana
Daughter, Sharon Blackmon & husband Randy of Athens
Tammy Wheless of Logansport
Sandy Reis of Austin
Sally Nowlin of Nacogdoches
Travis Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Great Grandchildren
Also a host of friends.
Preceded in death by
Husband, James Martell Thomas
Husband, Claude Rushing Ramsey
****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
Lee Andrew Swindle - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 85 year old, Lee Andrew Swindle, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Strong. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.
Among Mr. Swindle’s survivors are two daughters, Earsie B. Cooper, of Tyler, and Lula Mae Swindle, of Shelbyville, two sons, Arthur and Luther Swindle, both of Tenaha, three brothers, Ranzie and Willie Swindle, both of Shelbyville, and W. M. Swindle, of Houston, and two sisters, Pinkie Akinson and Jane Ann Land, both of Shelbyville.
Rosa Mildred Roberson, age 78 years, of Tenaha passed away Monday, November 13, 2006 in Carthage. She was born January 21, 1928 in Tenaha to Marvin Newton and Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack. Mrs. Roberson retired from Tenaha ISD as the elementary secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and the Ladies' Five Sunday School class. Mrs. Roberson was also a member of the Ladies' Sewing Group and Son Shiners Singing Group.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood and Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.
Pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Phil Walker, Ben Dial, Billy McDaniel, Timothy Roberson and Tracy Collins.
Husband, C.M. "Chuck" Roberson of Tenaha
Daughter, Jan Dial and husband Don of Tenaha
Daughter, Cristie Baker and husband Tommy of Tenaha
Son, Charles "Chip" Roberson and wife Kelly of Tenaha
Grandchildren, Beth McDaniel & husband Billy, Jamie Walker & husband Phil, Ben Dial & wife Kelly, Adrean Roberson, timothy Roberson & fiance Nicole.
Great Grandchildren, Ashlee Ray, Hunter Collins, Gracie Baker, Chesney Baker, John Mark McDaniel and Ford McDaniel.
Preceded in death by: Parents, Marvin Newton Womack & Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack, 2 Brothers,Byron Womack & Joe Dan Womack. 2 Sisters, Marie Harrison & Ruby Sue Womack.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to * pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Ruie Owen - age 77, of Jefferson, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born January 28, 1929 in Cass County and was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church.
Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Shiloh Methodist Church in Jefferson, Texas with Bro James Knight officiating with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Jefferson.
Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.
Survivors include: Husband, George Owen of Jefferson. 3 Daughters and 2 Son in laws, Annie and Billy Pilley of Logansport, Georgia Pate of Jefferson, Lou and Frank Magana of Jefferson. Sister, Merle Smith of Jefferson.
8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, George "Hot Rod" Owen.
Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Ronnie Jackson, age 48, of Orange passed away Mondy, November 13, 2006 in Orange. He was born January 29, 1958 in Center, Texas to Belton Jackson and Clarice Risinger Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a pipefitter forefor MEI Construction. He loved to hunt and fish.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment to follow in the Patroon Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Windham, Harley Brown, Donnie Parker, Bubba Meaux, and Daniel Aytes.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Randall Reese and Bobby Burns.
Survivors Include: Wife, Lisa Jackson of Orange
Sons, Dusty Jackson and wife Macey of Orange, Blake Jackson of Orange, and Jody Jackson of Orange.
Granddaughter, Lilly Jackson of Orange. Grandson- in- heart, Caleb Pickering.
Mother, Clarice Jackson of Center.
Brothers, Richard Jackson, Larry Jackson, Ray Jackson, Glenn Jackson, Johnny Stanley Jackson all of Center and Jeffery Jackson of Beeville.
Sister, Mariena Hannah of Center.
Preceded in death by father, Belton Jackson.
Visitation will be held fro 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Waton & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Barbara Bates Henry, 66, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 17, 1939 in Portales, New Mexico to Jesse Ray and Eula Pearl Bethel. Ms. Henry was a personnel & insurance clerk for Tyson & Holly Farms for over 20 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be David Adams, E.J. Whitton, James Whitton, Douglas Jackson, Tony Willoughby & Tony Powdrill.
Son, David Whitton of Center
Grandson, Jesse Whitton of Center
Stepdaughter, Barbara Ceal & husband Kenneth of Center
Niece, Pat Self of Cement, Oklahoma
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
Iva Mae Andrews - 91 of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 8, 1915 in Center to Arnett and Jessie Reynolds Ogden. Ms. Andrews was retired from the Center ISD school cafeteria and a member of the First Baptist Church of Center.
Funeral services be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Michael hale officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Charles Barr,. Blake Barr and Joseph Andres.
She is survived by: Daughter: Jean Lawson & husband Billy of Center. Son: Randy Andrews of Center.
Granddaughters: Debra Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Lawson of Nacogdoches.
Grandson: Joseph Andrews of Center.
Great Grandchildren: Cade Yarbrough & wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr.
Great Great Grandchildren: Cole Yarbrough, and Mallory Yarbrough.
Preceded in death by: Husband, James J. Andrews, Son, James"Bud" Andrews, Great Grandson, Brent Barr, 3 Sisters and 2 Brothers.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
David Sims, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 20, 1951 in Center to Travis Lamar and Clara Odell Meyers Sims.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Chuck Norton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be Jeb Shofner, Duane Lout, Roger Sowell, K.C. Metcalf, Charles Ray Metcalf & Tim Murphy.
Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Bloodgood.
He is survived by:
Wife, Lisa Sims of Center
Valerie Robertson of Shreveport
Christy Lunsford & husband E.J. of Center
Kevin Sims & wife Rhonda of Center
Payton, Dawson, Marshall, Skylar, Sierra & Savannah
Mother, Odell Sims of Shelbyville
Rickey Sims & & wife Bonnie of Shelbyville
Danny Sims & wife Chris of Nacogdoches
Jeffery Sims & wife Yvette of Shelbyville
Sister, Laurie Sepulvado of Carthage
Preceded in death by father, Travis Lamar Sims
****Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****
Georgia “Pauline” Hopkins Jacobs 79, of Waskom, passed away Friday November 10, 2006 in Shreveport, LA at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday November 13, 2006 at First Baptist Church Waskom with Pastor Leland Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX.
She was born October 5, 1927 in Center, TX to George and Ruby Counts Hopkins. She was member of First Baptist Church Waskom.
She is preceded in death by:
Her parents George and Ruby Hopkins, husband James W. Jacobs and one sister Mildred Bolden
She is survived by:
William Ray Jacobs of Huntsville
Stephen Edward Jacobs & wife Deborah of Shreveport, LA
George H. Jacobs & wife Lorna of Shreveport, LA
Sylvie Ouida Williams & husband Mike of Waskom
Paula Josette Hays, Michele Lynn King & husband Todd, Michael Shane Williams, Stephanie Jeanne Jordan & husband Craig, Sara Jane Jacobs, Deanna Joy Barnes & husband Chris, Lindsey K. Jacobs, April Jacobs, Colton Jacobs
2 Great Grandchildren:
Tucker Joy King and Joseph Hays
Wayne Hopkins & wife Wanda of Center
Pallbearers: William Hopkins, Jim Jacobs Jr., Tim Jacobs, Dewayne Jacobs, Edgar Wilson, and Billy Mac Wilson
****Special Thank you to the Staff of Heritage Manor South Nursing Home & a special thank you to Diane “Mama” Parker, also thank you to Life Path Hospice and her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Waskom. If you would like to make a donation please do so to First Baptist Church of Waskom Building Fund, 185 Colquitt St., Waskom, Tx 75692
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Alfred Harold Doster - Harold Doster 81, of Nacogdoches formerly of Center, passed away Thursday November 9, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eldon Doster officiating, burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday November 11, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Tx
He was born December 28, 1924 in Shelby County to Obie and Ethel Wicker Doster. He graduated from Center High School. He served in the US Airforce during WWII. He worked for Southwestern Bell clearing right of ways. He was an Accountant in Houston and in Nacogdoches for many years. He also taught at the business college in Nacogdoches.
He is preceded in death by:
His parents, Obie and Ethel Doster and one brother, Herschel Doster
He is survived by:
Randy Doster & wife Anita of Nacogdoches
Alan Doster of Spring
Jan Krenek & husband Jack of Nacogdoches
Lisa Sands & Sheldon Blanton of Nacogdoches
James Krenek, Tonya Harrison, Shae Sands, Haley Sands, & Joseph Doster
2 Great Grandchildren:
Kyle Krenek and Maegan Harrison
Elmon Doster of Houston
Eldon Doster & wife Brenda of Center
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers: Chris Harrison, Sheldon Blanton, Gilbert Hafercamp, Johnny Shivers, Randy Doster and Alan Doster
Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX
Donald G. Bryant - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 49 year old, Donald G. Bryant, of Center.
Among Mr. Bryant’s survivors is a brother, Kenneth Bryant, of Bonham.
Ralph Buckner - 80, of Joaquin, passed away November 9, 2006. He was born December 3, 1925 in Haslam, Texas to WIll and Dosia Buckner. Mr. Buckner was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856 and was a past Worshipful Master. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin and served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Buckner was a retired operator for Duke Energy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.
Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856.
Survivors include: Wife, Avis Buckner of Joaquin. Daughter, Martha Buckner of Houston.
The family wants to give special thanks to Kay, Connie and the other carrying staff at Pine Grove Nursing Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Nancy Kay Craig - of Mesquite, born in Dallas, Texas, January 1, 1943 passed away November 9, 2006. Nancy loved planting and working in her flower beds. She also loved tracing back ancestors of her family. She loved family get-togethers and planning family reunions.
Preceded in death by Parents, Robert & Oleta Brick.
Survived by Husband, Wayne Craig, Son, Scott Craig & wife, Karen, Daughter, Sheryl Basco & husband Paul, Daughter Sharla Craig.
Grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Audrey Brown, Stephanie Basco, Cameron Basco, Amanda Craig, Tanner Knight,
Brother, Bobby & wife, Blanche.
Service will be 2 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 4 pm - 6 pm
For more information go to www.newhopefh.com
Melvie Ballard - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Melvie Ballard, of Nacogdoches formerly of Tenaha. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.
Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her son, Craig Ballard, of Kentucky, three daughters, Deanna Lazarine, LaDonna Ballard, and Kelly Ballard, all three of Nacogdoches, and six sisters, Faye McCormick, of Carthage, Margaret Keener, of Rodessa, Louisiana, Viola Martinez, of Bonwier, Opal Hunt of Carthage, Maxine Strickland, of Lockney, and Dorothy Neff, of Floydada.
Ronnie Wagstaff, age 56, of Elkhart formerly of Center passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006. Military Graveside services with the National Honor Guard from Ft. Hood will be Thursday, November 9, 2006, at 11 o’clock at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lee Powers officiating. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born September 9, 1950 in Center, Texas to parents Austin Oran Wagstaff and Melva Jean Sanders Wagstaff. He served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Wagstaff.
Amoung his survivors are: are his wife, Janet Wagstaff, of Elkhart, two sons, Jay Austin Wagstaff, of Elkhart, and Ronnie Oran Wagstaff, Junior, and wife Judy of Lake Charles, one daughter, Cheryl Darden, of Elkhart, his mother, Jean Wagstaff, of Center, and his sister, Peggy Dowdy and husband, Ernie of Tyler. Grandchildren: Austin Wagstaff, Colton Darden, Lauren Darden, Meaghan Warren, David Lee Warren, Jon Jarod Hunt and Hillary Anne Weech.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Mattie Mae (Pat) Richardson, 72, of Joaquin passed away November 3, 2006 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1933 in Hampton, Arkansas to Johnny Neal Smalley and Daisey Maud Allen Smalley. Mrs. Richardson was a retired beautician, a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.
Memorials may be made to Texas Hospice in Longview.
Husband of 36 years, Johnny Ray Richardson of Joaquin. Daughters, Vickie Faulkner of Camden, Arkansas, Johnnie Virginia Sharp of Joaquin, Theresa Gail Beard of Camden, Arkansas. Brother, Jack Smalley of Ingleside. Sister, Charlotte Bramblett of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Seven Grandchildren, Thirteen Great Grandchildren.
One Canine Companion, "Bubba".
June Price, age 66, of Center passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in a Dallas hospital.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas then her body will be transferred to Meridian. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas.
Funeral Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian, Texas. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Texas. She was born May 31, 1940 in Bosque County to Parents, Leslie T. and Zola Mae McKown Webb who have preceded in her in death. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Mitchell.
She is survived by: Husband, James Ray Price of Center, Texas, Son, Leslie Ratliff of Clifton, Texas. 2 Granddaughters, Megan and Tara Mitchell, Brothers and Sisters, Billy Webb and wife Velma of Morgan, Johnny Webb and wife Nancy of Utopia, Jeanie Davidson of Irving, Thermon Webb and wife Lela of Morgan. Numerous Nieces and Nephews, 2 Step Daughters, Tina Fregia and husband, James of LaPorte, Donna McOmber of La Porte.
Donald McGuffin Sr., 79, of Center passed away Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Military Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 6, 2006 at 4 pm under the directions of VFW Post #8904 at Woods Post Office Cemetery, Tenaha with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born January 12, 1927 to Martin Luther and Lottie Burris McGuffin. He worked for Houston Electric Power Co. as an Electrical Design Consultant. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.
He is preceded in death by parents Martin and Lottie McGuffin and wife, Joyce McGuffin.
He is survived by: Son, Don McGuffin and wife, Tina of Carthage, Brother, Lyle McGuffin and wife Colleen of Kerrville. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas .
Tolbert Foster - Tolbert Foster, longtime Center resident, passed away Friday, November 3rd after a short battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Scott Massey, Mike Walker, Bubba Parker, John Lee Pigg, John Black, and Neilson Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Boyd, F.E. Parker, W.I. Davis, Gail Cuculic, James Campbell, John Mobley, Dr. Earl Grant, Billy Bob Thomason, Rhett Stone and Billy Bob McAdams.
Born May 30, 1929 of Tom Foster and Ruth Smith Kindle, he is survived by his mother, Ruth Smith Kindle of Austin, wife Betty of Center, daughter and son in law Bonnie and Bob Walker of Austin, sons, Tolbert L. "Buster" of Arlington, James Robert of Corpus Christi and grandsons Clayton Foster Walker of Chicago, Illinois and Mason David Walker of Austin.
With his father, Tom, Foster headed Center Broadcasting Company, which operated KDET AM and KLCR FM radio and later built the existing cable television system in Center.
Beyond operating radio stations in East Texas, Foster operated radio and television stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and all parts of Texas including the franchising and management of the KVUE Channel 24 TV in Austin, Texas.
In Addition to his communication and broadcast experience, Foster was involved in ranching, auto dealerships, on the board of directors of several financial institutions and most recently, very active in the local real estate and timber production industry.
One of his legacies to the town of Center is being a co-founder and co-designer of the golf course and the Center Country Club.
He served his country as a member of the United States Naval Reserves and was also a proud member of the Shreveport Club, the Headliners and the Ex Student's Association of the University of Texas.
He traveled extensively. Most notably three African safaris and the many trips to major golf championships including several to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
The family wishes that memorial gifts be made to the Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 or in the name of Tolbert Foster to any charity of choice.
Nera Elda (Nelda) Blankenship/Williams - was born Jan. 27, 1912 in the Joaquin Community. She attended Joaquin School, graduating in 1929. Graveside services will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 3, 2006 with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Services will be under the direction of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Sachse, Texas.
She married C.H. (Harvey) Williams Mar. 1, 1930 and they had one son, Johnny Glynn, and one baby daughter, Mona Jean, who died shortly after birth. In the 40’s they moved to Houston, Texas where he found employment with Humble Oil and Refining and sub-sequent moved to Baytown, Tx., where they resided until his death, Dec. 20, 1990. In 1991, she moved to Crowley, Tx. to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She was a resident there until her son passed away Mar. 6, 2004. She then moved to Sachse, Tx. to live with her grandson, Danny and his wife Billie living there until her death.
Her family will always remember her as “Mom” who loved to cook, go camping, fishing, as well as loving to sew and crochet and knit. She especially liked to travel in their travel trailer with their friends as well as family visiting Colorado and Utah most every summer. She loved gardening and planting flowers telling everyone, she “liked playing in the dirt.”
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Madge, of Sachse, Tx., 3 grandsons, David and he wife, Debbie of Austin, Tx., Danny and his wife, Billie of Sachse, Tx., Dwight and his wife, Arleen of West Valley City, Ut. And 1 grand-daughter, D’Ann Johnson and her husband, Chris of West Valley City, Ut. 7 great-grand-daughters, 2 great-grandsons and 2 great-great grandsons, and 1 great-great grand-daughter.
Ida Mae Dixon - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 72 year old, Mrs. Ida Mae Dixon, of Center