Obituaries 2008 May

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5/31/08

Ralph Thrift , age 75, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Monday, June 02, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Thrift passed away May 30, 2008 in Timpson.

Born in Herberville, Georgia on March 15, 1933, Ralph Thrift was the son of the late Hollie Dean and Claudia (Mercer) Thrift. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a Methodist. Ralph was a licensed real estate broker in Houston and the East Texas area for 40 years. He was currently owner of Double TT Realty in Timpson. During his years in Timpson he had been a member of the Timpson Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce and Pineywoods Board of Realtors.

Survivors include son Michael Thrift, of Timpson, daughter, Claudia ANn Thrift of Humble, Texas, granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Thrift of Timpson, special friend, Millie Thrift of Baton Rouge, La., two brothers, John and Jimmy Thrift of Hoboken, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Millard Thrift.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 01, 2008 From 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson
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David W. Green, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a Center nursing home. He was born July 31, 1935 in Houston to Eddie W. Green and Anita Faye Pulley Green. Mr. Green served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict of was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Per Mr. Green’s wishes, his body was donated to LSU Health Sciences Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Rhonda Baird of Lockhart

Granddaughter, Isabelle Baird of Lockhart

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


Richard Chadwick “Chad” Jordan, 34, of Center, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born January 31, 1974 in Center to Donald Cannon Jordan and Rebecca Ann Hairgrove Jordan. Chad attended First Baptist Church in Center

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, June 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Mother, Becky Jordan & Ron Cook of Center

Father, Don Jordan & wife Sudie of Reno, Nevada

Brother, Brandon Jordan & wife Tara of Center
Brother, Kenneth Jordan & wife Cassondra of Huxley

Grandfather, Van Hairgrove of Center

Grandmother, Norma Jordan of Beaumont

Nephews: Jake, Kolby, Kason & Bo Jordan of Center

Niece, Mackenzie Geryk of Huxley

Aunts & Uncles:
Beth Cassell & husband David of Center
Billy Van Hairgrove & wife Janet of Center
Bobby Lynn Hairgrove & wife Carol of Henderson
Price L. Jordan & wife Teresa of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Patsy Hairgrove & Price Jordan, Sr.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/30/08

Andy Chance, 43, of Dallas, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his home. He was born October 5, 1964 in Orange to Sam Alfred and Carole Ann Parker Chance. He was the 1983 Valedictorian of his graduating class at Brady High School, where he was also a National Merit Scholar. Andy received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor, and his Law Degree from Baylor Law School. He was an attorney for Center ISD and Shelbyville ISD.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Parents, Al & Carole Ann Chance of Center
Brothers: Brent Chance of Midland, Chris Chance & wife Leslie of Woodway
Maternal Grandmother, Carroll Guevara & husband Al of Austin
Uncles: Cecil & Ora Lee Chance of Broaddus and Clifton & Brenda Chance of Nederland
Aunts: Ruby & Charles Force of Pineland, Brenda & Ken Posten of Vidor
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Paternal Grandparents, Houston & Vera Chance, Great Grandparents, Ercy & Ora Beasley

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/29/08

Tommy Morrison, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born August 17, 1928 in Center to Tommy Eugene Morrison and Amanda Haley Morrison. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1947. In 1953 he started the Little League in Center, along with friends Bob Fairchild and Bob Clifford. Tommy was an avid cattle raiser and timber grower, and owner of Morrison Insurance Agency for over 50 years. He was a Charter Member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Gateway to Texas Chapter. Tommy was on the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank and was a pass president of the Center Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club, with over 55 years of perfect attendance. Tommy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, May 30, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Wife of 61 years, Jane Ingram Morrison of Center
Son, Tem Morrison of Shelbyville
Daughter, Sharon Morrison Crelia & husband James of Center
Grandchildren, Thomas Morrison, Taylor Morrison, Jennifer Fausett & husband Randy, Stephanie Crelia and Philip Crelia.
Great Grandchildren, Zachary Fausett, Mallory Fausett and Luke Fausett
Brother in law, Dr. Woody Ingram and wife Mary Ingram of Diboll
Cousins, John Morrison of Spring, Burke Morrison of San Antonio and Yvonne Lovelady of Center.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, T.E. Morrison & Amanda Haley Morrison

Memorials can be made to:
Center Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 387, Center, Texas 75935
Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
Center Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 91 Center, Texas 75935
LifeCare Hospice

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


Ruby Lee Mears, 93, of Gilmer, graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at North Jericho Cemetery in Center, Texas with David Reeder officiating. Services are under the direction of Croley funeral Home of Gilmer. Mrs. Mears passed away May 28, 2008 in Gilmer, Texas.

Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Mrs. Mears was born on May 16, 1915, in Center, Texas to Charles Wesley and Lottie Arzilla Adams Johnson. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley L. "Bo" Coffman of Leesville, La., and James E. Mears of Huntsville, Texas; daughters, Lottie Collins of Groveton, Texas, Panzy Bush of Lanesville, Texas, and Tiny Lange of Wilmer, Texas. 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.


Karen Lee (Green) Hight, age 39, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

She was born Nov. 28, 1968, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of the San Augustine area.

Survivors: daughter, Regina Martinez and husband Lupe of Tenaha, Texas; sons, John Michael Green and Brandon Green, both of Broaddus, Texas; parents, John Earl and Addie (Walton) Green of San Augustine, Texas; a brother, Robert Earl Green of Tenaha, Texas; a sister, Sheila Gay Williams of San Augustine, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/28/08

Ruth Lowe Lee, 94, of Humble, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She was born February 4, 1914 in Laneville, Texas to James Oscar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe. Prior to living in Humble the last 20 years, Ms. Lee was a resident of Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where she was a longtime member of the Adult & Senior Choir and Amoma Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, immediately following visitation, also at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Lynn Gill & husband Chan of Humble

Sons:
Don M. Lee & wife Barbara of Humble

Ron M. Lee of Kingwood

Grandchildren:
Terrie Faulk Wagstaff of Crosby
Jan Faulk of Humble
John Evans Faulk & wife Eileen of Houston
Cody Lee & wife Heather of McKinney
Bronwyn Lee Hart of League City
Ryliann Lee Davis & husband Brandon of Spring
Colton Evans Lee of Spring

Great Grandchildren:
Randa Smith of Crosby & husband Brian
Sarah Hart & Colby Hart of League City
Hudson Lee & Shepherd Lee of McKinney
Emory Faulk & Evan Faulk of Houston
Kylie Davis & Luke Davis of Spring

Great Great Grandchild, Tanner Smith of Crosby

Preceded in death by :
Husband of thirty three years, Ira Evans Lee
Parents, James OScar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe
Brother, Joe B. Lowe
Infant son, Bobby Joe Lee

Donation can be made to the Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/27/08

Kathy Anders, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008. Ms. Anders was born Jan. 9, 1944, in San Augustine County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Alice (Harper) Anders. She was a beautician and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Lance Norvell of Nacogdoches, Texas, Krissy and Jim Dill of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Selena Dancer of Princeton, Texas; sister, Paula McGlothin and husband Bruce of Bridge City, Texas; a grandchild, Morgan Dill; and step-grandchildren, Josh Dill, Keith Dill, and Cameron Dill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Anders, and two brothers, Jerry Anders and Larry Anders.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bill Sherrill officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Wyman Roberts.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/23/08

Funeral service for Adelle (Powdrill) Franks will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Tom Barthel officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Franks passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born May 29, 1914, in Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of James Richardson and Mallie Ruth (Hughes) Powdrill. She was a member of Arcadia Church of Christ and spent her life caring for her family and enjoying her friends.

Survivors include son, Steve Earl Franks and wife Betty of Timpson; daughters Evangeline Williams of Baytown and Mary Magness and husband Billy of Timpson; daughter-in-law Joyce Franks of Houston; brother Verlon Powdrill of Porter, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Adelle Franks was preceded in death by husband Hoy Franks, son Richard Franks, grandson Steven Franks, granddaughter Annette Franks, daughter-in-law Waidean Franks, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


5/22/08

Y.W. “Bill” Rogers, Jr., 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 28, 1932 in Center to Dr. Y.W. “Hap” Rogers, Sr. and Ercyle Crawford Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He was also a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Center. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Rogers received a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor in 1953, and a Master’s Degree in 1958.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Louis Muldrow officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Buro Rogers of Center

Sons:
Carl Rogers & wife Becky of Center

Edward Rogers of Ft. Worth

Daughter, Shelly Rogers of Carrollton

Grandchildren:
Matthew Rogers of Center
Chloe Rogers of Center
Joe Rogers of Center
Lane Rogers of Ft. Worth
Lauren Rogers of Ft. Worth

Brother, Dr. John C. Rogers & wife Carole of Crystal Beach / Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Peggy Rogers of Nacogdoches
Janelle Drews & husband Fred, Jr. of Marlin

Also numerous nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dr. “Hap” Rogers and Ercyle Rogers
Brother, Robert Neal Rogers

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to M.D. Anderson Children’s Clinic, or the Ronald McDonald House.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


George Edward Cox, age 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 21, 2008 in East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas. Graveside service will be Friday, May 23, 2008, at 11:00 AM, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Bishop LaRell Nielson.

Mr. Cox was born in Timpson on December 5, 1926, he was the son of the late Jesse Morgan and Daisy Jerusha (Smith) Cox. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. George Edward Cox was a self employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include sisters, Beverly Cranford and husband Dick of Carthage, Texas and Mary Lynn Harris and husband Wilfred of Timpson and brother, Thomas Joe Cox and wife Gaynell of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/21/08

Betty Ruth Ashley, 77, of Roseville, CA formerly of Center, passed away Friday May 16, 2008 at her home in Roseville, CA

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday May 23, 2008 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Rev. Aubie McSwain. Visitation will be Thursday May 22, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 6, 1931 to James Earl and Ruby (Powdrill) Fults. She was a member of Gilroy Presbyterian Church in Gilroy, CA.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Earl and Ruby Fults, Infant Brother, and Sister, Maxine McSwain

She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years:
William T. “Bill” Ashley of Roseville, CA

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Dianna Elaine & Michael Garcia of Roseville, CA

2 Grandsons:
Brayden & Greyson Garcia of Roseville, CA
Brother & Sister-in-law:

Thomas & Melba Fults of Center

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Dorothy & Horace Black of Waxahachie, TX

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousin and Friends

Pallbearers : Thomas Earl Fults, Dick Black, Michael Garcia, Greyson Garcia,
Bob Nordel, Stephen Fults, and James Fults

Honorary Pallbearer Horace Black

You may register the guest book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


5/20/08

Raul Cortes 51, of Tenaha, passed away, Tuesday at his home in Tenaha. Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Survivors include: Sister, Maria Cortes.


5/19/08

Jean Blackmon, 75, of Carthage, formerly of Joaquin, passed away Sunday May 18, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 24, 2008 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 13, 1932 to Will and Myrtle Mae (Hitt) Collum.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Will and Myrtle Collum, Brother, John Collum, Sister, Willie Mae McMahon

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Ann Johnston of Bottneau, Washington

Son:
Raymond Blackmon of Tenaha

Daughter:
Carolyn Dorris of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Daughter:
Linda Coker of Doyline, LA

9 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


5/17/08

Jannie M. Jones, 54, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at her home. She was born October 4, 1953 in Brinkley, Arkansas to Lindsey "Pen" Kindrex and Mildred Gay Watson Kindrex.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gayle Odom officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Survivors include:
Husband, Arthur D. Jones of Tenaha

Daughters:
Angelia Kaye Smith of Arkansas, Darlena Gaye Mask of Arkansas and Sheri Lynn Watts of Arkansas.

Son, James Edward Watts Jr. of Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Cheristen Smith, Whitney Lawson, Stacie Armstrong, Kenzie Watts, Hayden Smith, Jacob Mask, Rodney Armstrong, Cody Watts and Kevin Watts.

Step grandchildren:
Brandon Mask, Misty Ball and Kimberly Vanhoozer

Step Great Grandchld: Kaleb Mask

Sisters: Barbara Davis of Texas, Clare Hood of Arkansas, Lorine Mason of Alabama, Joneth Hilton of Kentucky and Linda Gilmore of Oklahoma.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Lindsey and Mildred Kindrex

Grandson, Michael Devon Mask
Step Grandchild, Bobby Lynn Mask Jr.
Sister, Ruby Puckett
Brothers, Henry Kindrex and
Tillman Kindrex
Half Brothers, Elijah Kindrex and Delbert Kindrex
Half Sister, Gladys Gilsdorf

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


5/15/08

Mr. William “Bill” Fischer, Jr. passed from this life on May 9, 2008, at his home in Santa Fe.

Born April 3, 1925 in San Antonio, Mr. Fischer had been a resident of Galveston County since 1927. He left high school without graduating to serve in the Navy during WWII on the troop carrier Mt. Vernon from 1942 – 1946, but was awarded an honorary High School diploma in 2002 when Senator Kyle Janick recognized area high school veterans for their similar service to the nation. He had been employed as a pilot and mechanic by John Mecom Oil for 20 years and as an aircraft mechanic by Martin Aircraft Aviation for another 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Fischer, Sr. of Galveston; his sister, Louise Thorne of Ridgecrest, CA; his brother, Colonel Frank O. Fischer of Redmond, WA; and a son, William Craig Fischer of Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; brothers Carl Fischer, Sr. of Houston and Major Chester A. Fischer of Ormond, FL; daughter, Janet Hoye Fischer of Anchorage, AK; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Ginger Fischer of Cleburne, TX; son, Jason Fischer, of Cordova, AK; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bain and husband David of Center, Connie Lucas of Center and Bonnie Bagwell of Burleson, brother-in-law, Fred "Botchy" Baugh of Center, aunt, Mattie Frank Wyatt of Center and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Overton of Houston officiating. Mr. Fischer will be interred at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock with a private service.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Fischer, Jason Fischer, James Fischer, Carl Fischer, Jr., Pete Pytrysson, Rogers Yarborough, Jay Coffman, and Stan Ballard. Honorary bearers will be Kerry Lucas, David Bain, and Ron Phillips.


5/14/08

Mr. Harold Kenneth Bogue Sr., 82, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Harold was born in Timpson, Texas on April 1, 1926, the son of the late Joseph Buell and Jimmie Vera (Corley) Bogue. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of First Baptist Church, Garrison and was a 30 year Mason. Harold previously served as Constable and Justice of the Peace for Nacogdoches County.

Survivors include son Ken Bogue and wife Mary of Grapeland, Texas, stepson Kenneth Sims and wife Lou of Greenwood, La., stepdaughter Gale Smith and special friend Lynn Brown of Nacogdoches, 2 grandchildren, Erik Bogue and wife Ericka and Heather Bogue, 4 stepgrandchildren, Chase and Jared Sims, Tyler Smithe and Slade Skyes, 2 great grandchildren, Jordan and Ashtyn Bogue and 3 step greatgrandchildren, Cameron, Sebastian and Benny. Harold is also survived by sisters Shirley Buechner and husband Ray of Rio Rancho, NM., and Janice Ballard of San Augustine, Texas, first wife Doris Bogue of Garrison, second wife, Emogene Bogue of Garrison and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Vivian White and Hilda Andrade

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/12/08

Ray Stroope, Sr., 67, of Huxley, passed away Monday May 12, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday May 14, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 27, 1940 to Roy L. and Myrtle Ruth (Lockmiller) Stroope. He worked as a union electrician and he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #20 for 35 years. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Mytle Stroope, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, James and Bessie Tyre, 2 Brothers-in-law, James Tyre and Charles Tyre

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Stroope of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law, Ray & Beth Stroope of Shelbyville

Granddaughter, Callie Jamison & husband Lance of Shelbyville
Grandson, Russell Stroope of Shelbyville

Great Grandson, Bradley Jamison of Shelbyville

Father, Roy L Stroope of Dallas

Brother, Tommy Roy Stroope of Dallas

Sister-in-law, Peggy Chote & husband Richard of Quitman
Sister-in-law, Mary Tyre of Huxley
Sister-in-law, Linda Jack Tyre of Center

Pallbearers: Chuck Trye, Chris Trye, Lance Jamison, Russell Stroope, Cory Littles, Maurey Miller, Darren Trye, and Jack Trye

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Staff Sergeant Kevin Casey Roberts, age 25 of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was killed in the Sabari district of Afghanistan on May 7, 2008. His mission was to serve his country which he did proudly for six and a half years as a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division. He was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. The events of September 11, 2001 influenced SSG Roberts' determination to defend the United States. His love of duty and love of country were undeniable. Staff Sergeant Roberts was all military, he earned the respect of officers, fellow NCOs and soldiers alike. During his service, Staff Sergeant Roberts was awarded numerous medals and ribbons. Among them are the CIB, EIB and the Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Casey was born on May 27, 1982 in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Farmington High School in 2000. Casey joined the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and served until enlisting in the United States Army in 2001.

SSG Roberts strove to complete numerous goals during his military career. Recently he applied for the Warrant Office program. As Casey put it, "Flying has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy. My father took me along in his ultra light aircraft and told me stories about flying and even let me pilot. I grew to love flying and was fascinated by it."

The brightest lights in SSG Roberts life were his wife Donnice, daughter Caehlen and son Keeghan.

He was preceded in death by Grandparents Thurman and Emma Roberts and Jerry and Amanda Sisson. He is survived by his parents Milton C. and Gerri Sue Roberts of Farmington NM, a brother SPC Curby R. Roberts of FT Hood, TX and his children, a brother Jerry E. Roberts of Farmington, NM. Father and mother in-law Pat and Brenda Yates of Lebanon, Ohio. Grandparents Bob and Delsia Powell of Shelbyville, TX and Don and Becca Yates of New Braunfels, TX. Brother in-law Petty Officer 3rd Class Codey P. Yates, his wife and child, and numerous family members, friends and his Brothers in Arms.

Staff Sergeant Roberts will be buried with full military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15th from 4-8PM at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16th at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street Center, Texas, 1-936-598-3341.

A memorial for SSG Roberts will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 11 AM. The full military honors memorial will be held at First Baptist Church, 121 North Auburn Street in Farmington, New Mexico.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Mangumfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book for Staff Sergeant Roberts.

In lieu of floral tributes, a scholarship fund has been established for Caehlen and Keeghan as it was SSG Roberts hope that his children would attend college and continue to grow and contribute to their communities. Donations may be written to The Roberts Children Fund and sent to P.O. Box 420, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.

The love and prayers of family and friends help to fill the emptiness. The void that we experience is less lonely with the good, happy and bright thoughts we share of Casey. We are the better for having known him. We are certain that Casey is safely home. We will miss him always. Our faith will sustain us! God bless you Casey. We love you!

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Mildred Parrish Lindsey- Funeral services for Mildred Parrish Lindsey will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 1:30 P.M. at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel in Shreveport, LA. Burial will be at Brookland Cemetery in Haslam, TX.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lindsey, 92, died May 10,2008, in Shreveport. She was born July 06, 1915, in Neame, LA, the daughter of Maude Grisham Parrish and Thomas Parrish. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1932 and was a member of Haslam Baptist Church. Mrs. Lindsey was Postmistress in Haslam and worked at the Joaquin Post Office for many years. She was a devoted mother and wonderful grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by Garvis P. Dean, sister, Thomas E. Parrish, Jr., brother, James D. Spann, son, and her parents. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Spann, and wife Ilyene of Marietta, GA, daughter-in-law Eva Spann of Shreveport, sister-in-law, Mary Parrish of Bossier City, grandchildren Angela Arnold, Gina Jones, Maria Spann, Nick Spann, Andrew Spann, Brent Spann, and eight great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Rose-Neath Funeral Homes


Lewis Weaver, 89, of Timpson, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born September 16, 1918 in Nacogdoches to Aaron Weaver and Mattie Hines Weaver. He was a member of Timpson First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Rocky Hill Cemetery in Etoile with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.

Survivors include:

Brother, Clarence Weaver & wife Jimmie of Timpson

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Special Friends & Caretaker, Linda & Leonard Brown of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Dorothy Weaver

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


5/8/08

Marye McSwain Danley, 70, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1937 in Shelby County to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Marye attended the Red Hat Society and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Historical Society. She loved genealogy and travel and attended Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 9, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Danley’s nephews.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Tresa Konderla & husband Ed of Center

Sons:
Shawn Rowdy Danley & wife Regina of Center
David Danley of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandi Adkison & husband Colby
Shawn Danley
Kyle Logan Danley

Great Grandchildren:
Chase Adkison
Paige Adkison

Sister, Ima Joy Hribal of Center
Brother, J.C. McSwain & wife Venorah of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mildred McSwain of Center

Also numerous other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Escule Eugene Danley
Brother, James Lee McSwain

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Graveside service for Michael Edward "Mike" Cantrell, age 67, of Timpson, Texas will be at 12 noon, Thursday, May 8, 2008, at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Dr. Clark Stricklin and Bro. John Richerson. Mr. Cantrell passed away Wednesday, May 7, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Michael was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1940 the son of the late Samuel Tanksley and Cleva Aileen (Tyer) Cantrell. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include sons Doye W. Cantrell and wife Robin of Timpson and Duane Smith and wife Mindy of Marshall; daughter Theresa Brown of Longview; brother Daniel A. Cantrell and wife Janice of Matagorda, TX; 7 grandchildren: Tiffany Newman and husband Cody, Layne Cantrell, Whitley Cantrell, Jessica Brown, Kole Smith, Blake Smith, and Kory Smith; 3 great grandchildren: Hunter, Fisher, and Remington Newman.

Mike was preceded in death by parents Samuel T. and Cleva A. (Tyer) Cantrell, sister Sammie Jean Rushing, and daughter Leisa L. Cantrell.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


5/7/08

Billy Hyde, age 42, of Huxley, Texas. died in a truck accident early Wednesday morning on State Hwy 139.
Mr. Hyde was tranferred to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. No local service is planned at this time.


Stephen Lee Towns, age 58, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 5, 2008 in Timpson. Graveside services will be 11 A.M., Thursday, May 8, 2008 at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating.

Stephen Lee Towns was born in the Buena Vista Community near Timpson, Texas on May 30, 1949, to parents Robert Lee "Bob" and Lois Alcine (Hairston) Towns. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/6/08

Funeral service for Danyelle Smith,18, will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Rev. Gary Giese of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at Swift Cemetery. Danyelle passed away May 4, 2008.

Danyelle was born December 10, 1989, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Ronald and Jody Smith. She moved with her family to Wylie, Texas and later to Caddo Mills, Texas, where she attended Bland ISD, excelling in music and winning many vocal awards. She was a member of the Girl Scouts where she aspired to be a good role model for younger girls. She had many friends that she left behind when she moved back to Nacogdoches last year. She recently attended Martinsville ISD and was employed with Subway in Center, Texas. Danyelle was the type of person everyone loved and made many new friends in the short time in Nacogdoches. She was the one person that everyone could count on for whatever reason. Danyelle was loved by all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Jody Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; sisters, Jennifer Myers of Estherwood, LA; Maranda Smith of Estherwood, LA, and Sarah Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandmother, Linda Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandparents, Jay and Judy Lindell of Van Alstyne, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Zach Saunders, Brandon Saunders, Archie Fuller, Clayton Stewart, Mike Smith and Chip Lindell. Honorary pallbearers are James Lindell, Larry Quillen and Earl Quillen.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


5/5/08

Edwina Matlock, 69, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at her home. She was born August 13, 1938 in Leggett, Texas to Roy Grimes and Eula Kay Grimes.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Pallbearers will be Cody Matlock, Clint West, Jimmy Matlock, Kyle Brasher, Tim Allsbrooks and B.B. Cox.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Russell Matlock & wife Martha of Shelbyville
Bud Matlock of Center

Daughter, Susan West & husband Danny of Center

Grandchildren:
Rebekah West
Heather Shields & husband Gene
Clint West & wife Ashley
Bethany West
Cody Matlock

Great Grandchildren:
Alyssa Lock
Hunter West

Sisters:
Juanita Tolar of Livingston
Peggy Allsbrooks of Reclaw
Geraldine King & husband Gilbert of Denver, Colorado
 

Brother, Gerald Grimes & wife Pat of Doucette

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Charles Matlock
Brothers, Bobby Jones & Everett Jones

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


Douglas I. Schillings, 80 of Deer Park, TX died May 1, 2008. Mr. Schillings was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Sue Schillings. He is survived by his Three Sons Steve Douglas Schillings, Earnest Daniel Schillings and Jimmy Dale Schillings and wife Denise: Six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am on Monday, May 5, 2008 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Rev Jon Redmond officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Antioch Cemetery, Center, TX. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park.