Gene Hoyt Bittick, 72 of Center, TX died May 30, 2007 at his home in Houston, TX surrounded by his loving children, after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Gene was born March 5, 1935 to Albert Elijah Bittick and Elizabeth Bertha Leah Waller in Camp Worth, TX. He was a 1955 graduate of Pearland High School. He served in the U.S. Army. On Dec 5, 1959, he married Vanda Sue Scott in San Augusting, TX. Gene was an Industrial Engineer at Cameron Iron Works in Houston for over 30 years until he started Gene Bittick Signs in which he provided unsurpassed quality until the age of 71 years old! He enjoyed his children and was loved by all that had the luck to meet him. He loved being with his large family and fishing.
Proceeded in death by father and mother, brother Garland, father-in-law Morris E Scott of Jasper, TX.
Survivors: Son Scott, granddaughters Cameron and Stephanie of Ridgefield, CT.
Daughter Sherry, son-in-law Ed Maloy, grandchildren Steven, Meagan, Erica, Heather and Makaylee of New Braunfels, TX.
Son Brad, daughter-in-law Janie, and grandchildren Bradley, Scott and Stacy of Marshall, TX.
Brothers and Sisters-in-laws, Guy and Nancy of Humble, TX, Maudell of Groveton, TX, Dwight and Cecelia, Richard, Sammy all of Pearland, TX.
Mother-in-law Hazel Scott of Jasper, TX.
Great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and his Sweetheart Fleta Hill and her family.
Visitation: Thursday May 31st from 7 - 9 PM at Waltrip Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Friday June 1st at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77055 (713-465-25825). Followed by Graveside service at Oaklawn Memorial Park Hwy 7 E, Center, TX 75935 (936-598-4331). In lieu of flowers please send contributions in the name of Gene H. Bittick to MD Anderson Hospital, Attn: Thoracic Unit, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 (713-792-3450).
Joel Marty, 41, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007. He was born October 25, 1965 in Dallas to Charles Eugene Marty and Lola Mae Robins Barnfield Marty. Mr. Marty was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Russell Matlock, Chris Simmons, Michael Simmons, Albert Barnfield, Leland Edward Cashion, Robert Boren, Joey Belanger and Zachary Boren.
Wife, Debbie Marty of Center
Father, Lee James Barnfield of Center
G.B. Williams, Jr. of San Augustine
Albert Lee Barnfield & wife Alice of Center
Alvis Marty & wife Penny of Kemp
Aldon Marty of Hawkins
Pete Marty of Texas
Jaimie Marty of Ohio
Danny Marty of Hawkins
Jess Marty of Dallas
Wayne Marty of Ohio
Elaine Bellanger & husband Ron of Center
Kay Ray of Center
Mary Boren & husband Robert of Dallas
Helen Ratcliff & husband Davis of Ft. Worth
Krissy Marty of Hawkins
Visitation will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Cody Josiah West, 21, of Center, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 in an automobile accident. He was born July 10, 1985 in Longview to Troy Curtis West and Kimberly Kay Webb West. Cody was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 27, 2007 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.
His survivors include:
Parents, Troy & Kim West of Center
Josh West of Center
Shane West of Center
Chase West of Center
Sister, Hope West of Center
Grandparents, Tommy & Alice West of Center
Grandparents, Nell & Ed Strickland of Center
Ronny West & wife Connie of Atlanta, Georgia
Danny West & wife Susan of Center
Kerry West & wife Florence of Center
Kerry Webb & wife Lisa of Highland Village
Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Jimmy Ray Stanley, 69, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007 in Houston. Mr. Stanley was born June 6, 1937 in Groveton to Benjamin Stanley and Irene Webb Stanley. He was the owner and operator of Stanley's Wood Shop in Tenaha and he served in the National Guard for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetary in Tenaha.
Mr. Stanley's survivors include:
Wife, Edith Stanley of Tenaha
Johnny Stanley & wife Christine of Houston
Donny Stanley of Baytown
Reggie Stanley of Baytown
Kimberly Smith of Tenaha
Valerie Stanley of Baytown
Shannon Trammell of Tenaha
Sheldon Trammell of Carthage
Allen Stanley, Andrea Stanley, Ashley Stanley, Amy Stanley, Kristen Smith, Spencer Smith, Cory Stanley and Derrick Stanley
Three Step Grandchildren
Two Great Grandchildren
Bobby Stanley of Highlands
Jerry Stanley of Baytown
Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by:
Wife, Sandra K. Stanley
Brother, Ed Stanley
Sister, Margie Stanley
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Ruth Lee Collum Hinton, 71, of Deer Park passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at her home. She was born November 4, 1935 in Shelbyville to Jim and Lela Collum. Ruthie was married to Gaylon Hinton for 42 years before he passed away in 1996. She was a dedicated wife, mother, maw maw, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Ruthie loved her children and grandchildren and was happiest when she was with her family. She was a life long member of Thomas Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena and a member of Sardis Baptist Church when she moved back to Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with
Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Richard Furlow, Jimmy Sledge, Andrew Marshall, Timmy Marshall, Trey Searcy, Keith Windham and Kevin Windham.
Ruthie is survived by:
Daughter, Dianne Reat & husband Mark
Michael Hinton & wife Renee
Rick Hinton & wife Tammie
Johanna & Jocelynn Hinton
Rachel & Katie Reat
Matthew, Chelsea & Benjamin Hinton
Daughter-in-Law, Terry Hinton
Sister, Mae Furlow & husband Clovis
Brother, Lee Collum
Francis Farr & Joyce Gillies
She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
A special thank you to niece, Fran Sledge for her extra love, unconditional help and support with mom!
Ruthie was preceded in death by:
Husband, William Gaylon Hinton
Parents, Jim & Lela Collum
Brothers, J.W. Collum, J.L. Collum, & Paul Collum
Sister, Irene Barton
In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Foundation or donate a book to your local school library in her name.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.
Lillie Young, Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 86 year old, Lillie Young.
Harold Bennett, 84, of Center passed away Monday, May 20, 2007. He was born December 15, 1922 in Illinois.
At the family’s request, Mr. Bennett has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Adam Heady, Danielle, Buck Williams, Joe McKee and Lucy Hutto.
Daughter, Rose Mangrum & husband Mike of Center
Grandson, Harold Heady of Center
Grandson, Adam Heady of Center
Granddaughter, Danielle Heady of Center
Brother, Dean Bennett of Laharpe, Illinois
Sister, Lorain Griffith of Illinois
Bobbie Markey of Laharpe, Illinois
Marinette “Mary” Okun, 80, of Lumberton died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.
A native of Marseilles, France and a resident of the area since 1960, Mary was a retired production assistant at Helena Labs.
She is survived by her daughter, Curtis Ann Okun of Lumberton; sons, Michael Henry Bush and his wife Joyce, and Danny Paul Bush and his wife Brenda all of Center, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband August “Sidney” Okun.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Woodville. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007 at the mortuary.
Edgar Bryan Rushing - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Edgar Bryan Rushing, Junior, of Pasadena and formerly of Joaquin. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Chapel. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from five until nine o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.
Among Mr. Rushing’s survivors are his wife, Grace Hutto Rushing and three daughters, Susan Krueger, of Dallas, Mary McManis and Pattie Sepulvado and one son, Bill Rushing, of Center, and two sisters, Mary Jane Grant, of Nacogdoches, and Joyce Anson, of Dallas..
Hairloyd Emanis, 81, of Center passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Tyler. He was born April 21, 1926 in Shelby County to Will Emanis and Vada Graves Emanis. Mr. Emanis was retired from the oilfield business.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 21, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Roger Purdy officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Emanis' nieces and nephews.
Survivors include: Sister, Patsy Helpenstell of Henderson. Brother, Billy Emanis and wife Janet of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by: Parents, Will and Vada Emanis, Brothers, Adron Emanis and Winton Emanis, Sister, Dixie Adams, Nephew, Tommy Gene Emanis.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8: 00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.
J.D. Snelson, 86, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born November 30, 1920 in Garrisonto Will Allie Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson. Mr. Snelson was a self-employed plumber and electrician. He attended Garrison Church of Christ and served in the US Army.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Aaron Golden officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.
Wife, Joyce Snelson of Garrison
Daughter, Kay Jackson & husband David of Shreveport
David Jackson & wife Lori
Greg Jackson & wife Christy
Sister, Pauline Williams of Kountze
Four Great Grandchildren
Also a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Will Allen Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson
Three Sisters & Four Brothers
Memorials can be made to the Garrison Fire Department, P.O. Box 351, Garrison, Texas 75946
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.
Mary Berwald, 83, of Center, passed away May 13, 2007 at a local nursing home. She was born June 15, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Nelson Warlick and Helen Chitty Warlick.
At the family’s request Ms. Berwald has been cremated and there will be a private ceremony for her in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.
Her survivors include:
Nephew, Mike Bird & wife Donna of Center
Niece, Robin Beckerze & husband Paul of St. Louis, Missouri
Doborah K. Ruddell Jones, 48, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at a friend’s home in Marshall. She was born June 19, 1958 in Carthage to Johnnie Ruddell and Marjorie Humphries Ruddell. Mrs. Jones attended the First Assembly of God in Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.
Pallbearers will be Michael Lovejoy, Dean Oates, Robert Oates, Craig Borders, Tim Newcomb and Herman Snider.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Oates & Shay Williams.
Husband, Donald Jones of Center
Daughter, Pamela Williams of Harlingen
Grandson, Tristan Williams of Harlingen
Granddaughter, Trinity Williams of Harlingen
Mother, Marjorie Ruddell of Center
Brother, Robert Ruddell of Center
Regina Oates & husband Roy of Marshall
Michael Lovejoy of Huntsville
Lisa Lovejoy-Cherry of Marshall
Krystal Lovejoy of Marshall
Brittany Lovejoy of Porter
Tyler MacDuff of Marshall
Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by:
Father, Johnnie Ruddell
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 80 year old, Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock Triumph Church. Burial will be in the Saint John Cemetery.
Among Ms. Giddings’ survivors are: one son, Eltroy McCowin, Senior, of center, three daughters, Edith Jackson, of Center, Mable Thompson, of Shelbyville, and Patricia Ellington, of Houston, and one sister, Joyce Ann Cartwright, of Shelbyville.
Ruth Haire, age 98 of Tyler passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Tyler, Texas.
Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.
She was born October 7, 1908 in Mossville, Mississippi. She was a school teacher for Arp I.S.D. for 43 years where she taught primary grades. She was a member of the Arp First Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Wiley W. Haire who passed away in 1939 and Minnie Lee Meadow who passed away in 1958 and Brother, W.S. Haire.
She is survived by: Sister in law, Bobbie Haire of Dallas. Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
John Roy Hetherington, 55, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born February 29, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana to John Roy Hetherington, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Moore Hetherington. Mr. Hetherington had been a technician for Bell South for 34 years. He was of the Methodist Faith.
At the family’s request, Mr. Hetherington will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until service time on Sunday.
Mr. Hetherington’s survivors include:
Wife, Colleen Hetherington of Logansport
DeeDee Hetherington of Dallas
Emily Ann Hetherington of Logansport
Son, John R. Hetherington, III of Logansport
Sister, Dottie Bringle of Joplin, Mississippi
Lane Hetherington of Panama, Oklahoma
Michael Hetherington of Kalskag, Alaska
Johnny Hetherington of Guthrie, Oklahoma
Father & Stepmother, John R. Hetherington, Sr. and Dorotha Hetherington of Cameron, Oklahoma
Mother-in-Law, Margaret Hathorn of Center
Sister-in-Law, Suzanne Hathorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brother-in-Law, Kevin Hathorn of Dallas
Three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and uncles.
Ms. Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center
Robert E. Price, age 53 of Center passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his home here in Center.
Services will be:
11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating. Burial will follow at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington.
Visitation will be Friday at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born April 5, 1954 in Lufkin, Texas. He worked as a press operator at Southwest Color Graphic in Lufkin for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlice & Maxine (Bryan) Price.
He is survived by:
Brothers & Sisters-in-law:
Kenneth & Billie Ruth Price of Center
James & Brenda Price of Lufkin
George Price of Center
Sisters & Brothers-in-law;
Helen & Hubert Shoffitt of Lufkin
Lillie & Don Davidson of Lufkin
Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Gerald Don Hooper, 69, of Arlington passed away Thursday, May 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1937 in Longview to WIlliam Forest Hooper and Odell English Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a 1956 Graduate of Pine Tree High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He served his country in the Air Force.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday May 12, 2007 at Watons and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
The family will recieve friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday May 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Pallbears will be Anthony Mora, Andrew Mora, Adrian Mora, David Davis, Robert Davis and Lance Davis.
Daughter: Veneica Kay Mora and husband, Frank of Arlington.
Sons: Randall Lee Hooper and wife, Misty of Euless and John Jefferson Hooper and wife Adela of Euless.
Ten Grandchildren: Anthony, Andrew, Adrian, William, Raechel, Daniel, Justin, Jacob, Sarah and Jennifer.
Sisters: Fern Davis and husband J.R. of Linden, Dessie Lee Meadows and husband Mickey of Longview and Virginia Ann Reeves and husband Jerry of Longview.
Aunt: Ann Hooper of Center.
A number of nieces, nephews and other family.
And a host of friends.
Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods - Jimerson Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage announces services for 93 year old, Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods, of Tenaha. Services are this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.
Among Mrs. Woods’ survivors is her husband, J. Lloyd Woods, of Tenaha.
John Henry Lynch, 78, of Huntington , was born August 23, 1928, in San Augustine County, Texas, the son of the late Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch and Roy (Dick) Lynch. He passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin , Texas .
Services were held Monday, April 23, 2007, in Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend, Don Chumley and Tim Lynch, officiating. Interment was in Garden of Memories , Memorial Park in Lufkin .
Mr. Lynch was retired from Texas Foundry in Lufkin . He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Lynch was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was of the Baptist faith.
Wife of 33 years: Florence Lynch of Huntington
Daughters and son-in-laws: Dianne Lynch Livingston and Ricky Livingston of Center, Brinda Sue Lynch of Ft. Worth and Bonnie J. and Michael Baiamonte of Houston
Son: Richard A. Butler of Lukin
Bother and sister-in-laws: James R. and Ogeda Lynch of Nacogdoches ; William Hughie (Bill) and Helen Lynch of San Antonio
Sisters and brother-in-laws: Lillian Mildred Johnson of Houston ; Ira Lee Holt of Corsiana; Ila Mae and Jim Wheatly of Shelbyville
Seven Grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Preceded in death by:
Son: John Lynch Jr.
Great-grandson: Gregory Scott Livingston
Brother: Guy Lynch.
Pallbearers were Wesley Livingston, Bryan Livingston, Jason Justin, Joseph Cochran and Richard Butler.
James Robert Allen was born on August 12, 1937 to James Thomas Allen and Kathleen Watson Allen in Jacksonville, Texas and passed away on May 4, 2007 in Huntsville, Texas.
Mr. Allen is survived by Melissa and Mark Hayhurst, daughter and son-in-law, of Humble; Thomas Stefan Allen, son, of Nacogdoches; Hayden Allen and Mason Allen grandsons; and Carolyn Sharon Allen, sister, of Huntsville and was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Sam Houston State University, lived in Center, Texas over twenty years where he taught a business class in the local high school and was a principal at C.H. Daniels Intermediate School. He was a workaholic and a collector who had a love for history and genealogy. He also enjoyed many hours traveling and staying in his RV.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00am at the Oakwood Cemetery. He will lie in state on Monday, May 7 from Noon to 7:30pm at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorial condolences may be made online at www.shmfh.com
Reggie Paul Fountain - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 51 year old, Reggie Paul Fountain, of Center. Services are Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.
Among Mr. Fountain’s survivors are: his wife, Gloria Faye Bennett Fountain, of Center, his mother, Sarah Lynn Fountain, of Center, three daughters, LaToia Jackson Fountain, of Center, Shannon Bennett, of Center, LaTisa Bennett, of Houston, one son, Byron Bennett, of Houston, one brother, David Lynn Fountain, of Center, and three sisters, Wanda Fountain Hill, Rose Patton, and Anita Williams, all three of Center.
Dee Rankin, 68, of Timpson, passed away Monday May 7, 2007. The family has requested that she be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 12, 2007 in the home of her daughter, Theresa Anderson in Timpson from 2 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
She was born January 15,1939 to Clarence Evans and Rolfernene Harris Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by:
Mother: Rolferene Freeman of Nashville, Ark
Husband: Larry K. Rankin of Timpson
Daughter: Theresa Anderson & husband Steve of Timpson
Son: Greg Stringfellow of Palastine
4 Grandchildren: DeLinda McDonald & husband James of Timpson, Aaron Whitehead of Tyler, Adam Whitehead of Timpson, Mark Anderson of Center
4 Great Grandchildren: Kylie Sigler, Kaitlyn Sigler, Corey Sigler, Emily McDonald
3 Sisters:Trella Bea Howell & husband Bud of North Carolina, Rita Treece & husband James of Nashville, Ark, Ann McQuire & husband Don of Georgia
1 Brother: John Evans of Alaska
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Services under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home
Rose Mae Willoughby Jordan King Sepulvado, 78, of Hallsville, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at a Longview nursing center. She was born June 2, 1929 in Shelby County to Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Bryd Willoughby. Ms Sepulvado was retired from Libbey Glass Company in Shreveport. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hallsville and the Kay Hilburn Sunday School class.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Paddie, Cody Bartlett, Charles Chambliss, Wayne Willoughtby, Robert Jordan, Toby Jordan, Rhett Treche and Shane Willoughby.
Honorary pallbearer will be Alvis "Buddy" Willoughby.
Robert Earl Jordan & wife JoAnn of Reserve, Louisana
James "Koonie" Jordan of Waskom
Daughter, Yelinda Rose Bartlett & husband Bruce of Hallsville
Buddy Willoughby of Center
Wayne Willoughby & wife Rose of San Augustine
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Betty Chambliss & husband Charles of Lufkin
8 Granddaughters, 7 Grandsons
16 Great Granddaughters, 9 Great Grandsons
Double first cousin, Lea Willoughby Whitton of Timpson
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Byrd Willoughby
Husbands, Jewel Jordan & Vernon King
Daughter, Ethelder Jordan Mitchell Worthington
Visitation will be held Friday, May 4, 2007 from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Anna Mae Day Shillings, 97, of Center, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. She was born November 4, 1909 in Shelby County to Monroe Day and Lela Coston Day. Mrs. Shillings was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was a homemaker and had lived in Center most of her life.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Mike Shillings and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Nethery, Michael Nethery, Mark Shillings, Larry Shillings, Jeff Shillings and Rev. Michael Shillings.
Daughter, Betty Jo Shillings Williams of Houston
Son, Gene W. Shillings & wife Martha of Bryan
Michael Jon Shillings
Mark Allen Shillings
Larry Brian Shillings
Steven Wayne Shillings
Jeffrey Andrew Shillings
Stacie LeAnn Williams Schulz
13 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild
Preceded in death by:
Husband, Johnnie Shillings
Son, Johnny Mac Shillings
Daughter-in-Law, Betty Lou Shillings
Grandson, Douglas Marion Williams
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.