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Annie Mae Pankow, 86, of Mayville, WI passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009, at Mayville Nursing and Rehibilitaion Center.

Visitation for Annie will be on Thursday, September 3, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Christian Life Fellowship, Mayville, WI. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3 at 4:00 pm at the church, Christian Life Fellowship, Mayville, WI. with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Mayville, WI.

Annie was born on September 4, 1922, in Neuville, TX, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bailey) McPherson. On July 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to Clarence H. Pankow in Nueville, TX.

Annie retired from Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau, WI. She was a member at Christian Life Fellowship. Annie was also a member of the Mayville American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of the Eastern Star. With her husband Clarence they drove for Meals on Wheels and were members of the Mayville Senior Center.

Annie is survived by her daughter, Betty (Walter) Malchek, Beaver Dam, WI; 1 brother, Windy (Daphine) Whitlock, Center, TX. 1 Aunt, Johnny Bailey, Center, TX. Grandchildren, Tanya (Bill) Polly, Jennifer, Keri (Keith), Rebecca, Bob, Shawn (Julie). 10 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence in 1998, son Ken and daughter in law, Carol. Grandson Jason Malchek, Grandaughter Jennifer and husband Roger, Great Grandchild Jason Jr. Brother and sister in law, Elmer and Clara Pankow.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services are serving the family. Online condolences can be made at


Funeral services for Carl Junior Smith, 75 of Gary, Texas will be held at Hawthorn’s Funeral Home in Carthage , Texas, Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Gary Orr officiating. Interment will be held at the White Rock Cemetery in the Akins Community in Shelby County.

Carl Junior Smith was born on June 28, 1934, in Grigsby, Texas to Joe “Monk” Engram and Della Smith. He passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Whispering Pines Lodge in Longview, Texas surrounded by family and loving staff members.

He married Rachel E. Hollis on December 19, 1953, and was blessed in marriage for 55 wonderful years before the Lord called him home.

He worked for The American Can Company in Houston, Texas for eighteen years. He also owned and operated wrecker services for over thirty years. In 1980, Carl moved to East Texas and was employed by Panola County Road and Bridge. In 1986, he operated the family business in Nacogdoches, Texas which consisted of a convenience store, tire shop, wrecker service, an RV park, and an indoor and outdoor flea market. Carl’s real hobbies were truck farming and fishing. His humor was like no one else’s in the world. He was a friend to everyone and loved by all.

He is survived by his loving wife Rachel Smith, son Bobby Smith of Gary, Texas, daughter Helen and son in law Victor Slanina of Bastrop, Texas, and daughter Pattie and son in law Mark Foster of Tatum, Texas. The memories are many and will always be cherished.

Eight grandchildren, Carl Jeffrey Anderson, Pattie Lynn Foster, William Endsley, Megan Wilson, Rebecca Kennon, Christopher Endsley, Eric Endsley, and Missy Foster who loved and will miss him. Also two great grandchildren, Kolby and Miley Wilson.

He leaves behind one sister, Geraldine Smith of Tenaha, Texas and one sister in law, Marilyn Smith of Tenaha, Texas, as well as numerous and much loved nieces and nephews.

Carl was proceeded in death by is parents, Joe “Monk” Engram and Della Smith, a loving step-father Wilburn Jefferson Luman, and fourteen brother’s and sister’s.

A heartfelt thank you to our loving family at Whispering Pines Lodge, Bethany Home Health Care and Texas Home Health Hospice. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Alliance, The American Cancer Society or Texas Home Health Hospi


Mary Beatrice Barrick, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born January 5, 1933 in Hedley, Texas to Claude Elvin Sizemore and Lida May Marlow Sizemore.

Funeral services will be held in Broken Bow, Oklahoma at a future date.

Among her survivors: Husband Orval Barrick of Joaquin.

William Hugh Bodle, 69, of Rio Vista, California, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Trinity Rehabilitation Center in San Augustine. He was born August 11, 1940 in Sheraton, Wyoming to Marlin Phillip Bodle and Scarlet Decker Bodle.

A private memorial will be held in Wyoming for Mr. Bodle in the near future.

He is survived by
Wife, Scarlet Bodle of Rio Vista, California
Brother, Philliop Bodle of Powell, Wyoming

Oran Williams, Jr., 58, of Etoile, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his home. He was born October 10, 1950 in Center to Oran Williams and Lela Phillips Williams. Oran was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, and served in the 101st Airborne division of the Army during Vietnam from 1967 - 1972. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in engineering, and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm, to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, August 31, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of the VFW Post #8904.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Tina Williams of Tucson, Arizona

Son, Oran Williams, III or Panama City Beach, Florida

Oran Williams IV and Colton Williams

Evelyn Green & husband Jim of Center
Jeannie Joiner & husband Eddie of Lufkin
Barbara Ellis & husband Billy of Burleson

Rick Wiggington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jerry Maynard & wife Mary of Burleson

Memorials can be made in Mr. Williams’ name to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904, or the the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

Charles Michael Prinz, 45, of Trinity, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at his home. He was born December 13, 1963 in Houston to Clarence Prinz and Gladys Miller Prinz.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

He is survived by
Clarence Prinz, Jr. and wife Judy of Ashdown, Arkansas
Terry Prinz and wife Peggy of Huntington
Brother, William Prinz and wife Patsy of Huxley

Sister, Ivy Kennedy and husband Sean of Hillsboro

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents, Clarence Prinz and Gladys Miller Prinz
Sisters, Rebecca Lynn Prinz and Deborah Ann "Debbie Kay" Wilde
Nephew, Justin Prinz.


Robert Lee Stanley, age 60, of Center passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his residence.
Services will be 3 pm Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating, Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Center, Texas to Hardy & Eppie Irene (Graves) Stanley. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War. He worked as a welder for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith and he was a member of the VFW Hall and the Disabled Veterans Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hardy & Eppie Stanley, infant Brother and infant Sister and Nephew, Ricky “Rough House” Risinger.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Angelique Stanley of Houston
2 Sisters & Brothers-in-law:
Clara Mae & Travis Risinger of Shelbyville
Ruth Ann & Earl Cooper of Orange
Nieces: Debbie McHugh of Highlands, Becky Byley of Woodville & Pam Tony of Orange
Great Nephews: Lee Eric Risinger, Mac McHugh, Josh Franz & Wayne Byley
Great Nieces: Jenny McHugh, Brooke Byley & Hayley Tony
Great Great Nephew: Bryce Franz
Great Great Niece, Graci McHugh
Lifelong Friends: Doyle Miller, Zack Warr and Donnie Borders

Pallbearers: Donnie Borders, Zack Warr, Doyle Miller, Timmy McHugh, Rory Tony and Wayne Byley

You may sign the online registry book at
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Funeral services for Irene Bass Fleming, 88, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 28, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Mrs Fleming passed away Wednesday, August 26th, in Nacogdoches, Tx.

Born September 7, 1920, in Timpson, Irene Bass Fleming was the daughter of the late Jacob Albert Ivy, Sr. and Sarah Ella (Powers) Ivy. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include 2 sons: Glyn Bass and wife Janis and Bob Bass, all of Timpson; sister Betty Harbison of Nacogdoches; 6 grandchildren: Teresa Crawford, Christy, Karen, Laura, Gordon Bass and Rodney Bass; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by husband Woody Fleming, daughter Janette Foshee, an infant son, 1 brother and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Thursday, August 27th, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


Ople Hufferd, 95, of Center, passed away Friday, August 21, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born February 20, 1914 in Commerce to John Wesley Verner and Mirtie Moore Verner.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, August 24, 2009 at The First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

Neta Beth Booher, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport . She was born June 23, 1947 in Dallas to Joe M. Bowlin and Jimmie Graves Bowlin. Neta was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Old Center Cemetery with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Jimmie Bowlin of Old Center

Josh Booher of Shelbyville
Schanen Marx of Old Center

Gabriel Booher of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Father, Joe M. Bowlin

Memorials can be made in Neta’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Donald Vance McLean, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Mr. McLean was born March 7, 1937 in Guadalupe County to Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean. He was the co-owner of McLean Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service in Center. Mr. McLean was a lifelong musician. He was also a member of Dewville Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 24th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 25th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Chris Collins and Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Alan Ray, J. B. Raymond, Terry Allen, Michael Allen, Charles Hooker, Devon Jacobs, Donald Monroe and Larry McSwain. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, Jack Yates, Tommy Murphy, Terry Yates and Billy Yates.

He is survived by:

Sister, Iris Allen of Center

Brother, Alton McLean of Center

Terry Allen and wife Jan of Center
Michael Allen of Center

Great Nieces;
Alyse Allen of Nacogdoches
Christina Fulsom of Carthage

Great Nephew, J. B. Raymond and wife of Jennifer

Great-Great Nieces and Nephews;
Landon LaGrone, Mckynzie Bush, Justin Raymond and Jaxon Raymond

Also numerous cousins and other relatives
and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

Josephine Hairgrove Vickery, 90, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 27, 1919 in Tenaha to Aurora Hairgrove and Jodie Duke Hairgrove. Ms. Vickery was retired from Tenaha ISD after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and a member of the Ladies 5 Sunday school class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 24, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Bill Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Roland Cross, Bill Hairgrove, Franklin Hairgrove, Charles Hooker, Dudley McIntire, Lee Howard, Alvin Hairgrove and Van Hairgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be James Edward Hairgrove, Joe Dan Hairgrove, Billy Wayne Hairgrove, Gene Hairgrove, Paul Culp, Homer Tompkins and Jimmy Covington.

She is survived by:

Daughter-in-law, Linda Vickery of Tenaha

Brad Vickery and Michelle of Van Alstyne
Mandy Smelser and husband Mark of Troupe

Great Grandchildren;
Jake Smelser of Troupe
Colt Vickery of Van Alstyne
Clay Marable of Van Alstyne

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and other relatives.
A Host of Friends

Preceded in death by;
Husband; David Lawrence Vickery
Son; David Lawrence Vickery, Jr.
Brothers; Wilburn Hairgrove, Willie Hairgrove and Otto Hairgrove
Sisters; Bernice Brown, Ima Covington, Mamie Howard and Maurine Cross

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


George C. Etheredge Sr - Funeral services for George C. Etheredge, Sr., 68, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Stowell. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery in Center, TX. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the funeral home.

Mr. Etheredge was born on January 17, 1941 in Shreveport, LA. He passed away on August 20, 2009 in Keithville where he resided and was a member of First Baptist Church of Keithville. He was retired from the City of Shreveport Water Dept.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Eunice Laverne Etheredge, brother, Clyde E. Etheredge and stepmother, Fannie Mae Etheredge. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Paxton Etheredge; sons, Joseph Etheredge and wife, Sandy, George Etheredge, Jr. and wife, Cheryl, Johnny Etheredge and wife, Darlene; daughters, Becky Flores and husband, Barry, and Eunice Seaton and husband, Jacob; grandchildren, Candi and Robert Davis, Jenny Flores, Tab and Jason Hinds, Brandon Etheredge, Brittany Etheredge, Jeffrey Etheredge, Joey Beaird, Wesley Lynch, Kailey Etheredge, Caitlyn Seaton, Carisa Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Jr. and Shane Lisenbea; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy, Jerry and Roy Etheredge; sisters, Joyce Risinger, and Sophie Howard.

Pallbearers will be Chester Burns, Jr., Craig Burns, Paul Burns, Joe Byley, Bobby Kirkland, Tommy Akins, and Justin McCrary


Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan, II, age 47, a resident of Center, Texas, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 19, 2009. Eugene was born on December 9, 1961 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Preceding Eugene in death were grandparents, Milton and Bertha Coon of Crockett, TX and Howard and Fariba Doan of Houston, TX, and his father, Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan of Crockett, TX.

The surviving family members include Eugene's wife of eleven years, Jonetta Shadrock Doan of Center, TX, and step children, Wesley Steven Shadrock of Center, TX, and Tiffany Ann Shadrock of San Antonio, TX.

Eugene is survived by his mother, Tina Doan Skidmore and husband, Charles Skidmore of Grapeland, TX; one sister, Charlotte Doan Birdwell of Marthaville, LA and husband, Coy; one brother, Marcus Dwayne Doan of Live Oak, TX and wife, Tonya; one niece and four nephews, Blaine Doan of Live Oak, TX and Heath Doan of Live Oak, TX, Savannah Birdwell Turner of Westerville, OH, and husband, Josh, Benjamin Birdwell of Nashville, TN and wife, Kimbre, Grant Birdwell of Universal City, TX, and wife, Alanna.

Also, dear to Eugene's heart are three young men who were also FAMILY in Eugene's eyes and heart: Chad, Stanley, and Nathan Freeman.

Eugene also leaves to grieve his absence a host of extended aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Eugene was an honor graduate of Crockett High School in 1980. He attended the following institutions of higher learning: Angelina College, Lufkin; Wesley College, Florence, MS; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; and Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX.

He enjoyed teaching piano and organ, he encouraged many through his music. He was co-owner of a florist shop and decorated many historical homes for Christmas and for many other special occasions. He participated in choral presentations for crusades, city-wide religious programs, performances, dramas, revivals, vacation Bible schools, and music schools across denominational lines. He served as a substitute public school teacher, managed two restaurants, worked in accounts receivable and other managerial capacities, served as a team member of the Sheriff Department's Chaplain Service, radio announcer and sales.

He answered God's call to the ministry in June, 1994. On October 23, 2004, Eugene was ordained as an Elder in The Congregational Methodist Church.

Eugene was actively involved in varied ministries (Christian Education, Music— Choir Director, Organist, Pianist and Minister of Music) In the following churches: Marvin United Methodist Church in Florence, MS, Wayside Bible Church in Crockett, TX, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Crockett, TX, First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, TX, and Nacogdoches CM Church in Nacogdoches, TX.

As an ordained minister Eugene pastored Bear Creek CM Church, 2003-2005, in Quitman, LA, and recently he served as a home missionary church planter for A New Beginning CM Church, in Center, TX.

Since February, 2008, Eugene served as the Director of the Senior Nutrition Site in Center, TX.

Eugene’s objective was to: act justly, love tenderly, to walk humbly with God, to actively serve the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry anywhere and any manner available— to be a vessel willing to be used in any way to reach the lost for the cause of Christ.

Funeral services for Rev. Nelson Eugene Doan, II, were held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Dr. A. Charles Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley College, P. O. Box 9, Florence, Mississippi 39073.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME 700 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835


Oland Parker, 68, of El Paso formerly Center, passed away Wednesday August 19, 2009 in El Paso, Texas.

Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 23, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday August 23, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born August 14, 1941 in Center to Charles Atlas and Jennie Ruth (McCoy) Parker. Oland left Center to serve in the US Army in January 1959. He served in Europe and in Vietnam, he was transportation officer in the General Services Administration, and worked in the Federal Prison System. His honors include the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal w/60 Device. After his military career, he formed and ran an air taxi business and his own trucking company. He was stricken with amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 1988 and fought it bravely until his death from related causes.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Atlas Parker, and his mother Ruth.
He is survived by:
One Son
One Grandson
Dear Friends:
Anita Owens and her daughter Stephanie of Roswell, NM
Dave Adams, Carder family, Billy Claget and family, Debbie, and many other friends of El Paso, TX
Greg Uhrich and family of Garland TX
Mary Harris of New Mexico
And his Center High School Class of 1959
As well as many many friends he has aquired world wide with the aid of the Internet.
And Lady his dog he loved more than just about anything.

Donations can be made to:
The ALS Association
(818) 880-9007
27001 Agoura Road - Suite 250
Calabasas Hills, CA 91301
You may sign the online registry book at
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

Debra Kay Posey Reeves, 52, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2009 at a Tyler hospital. She was born March 7, 1957 in Houston to Nathan F. Posey and Betty Delores Ross Posey.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 PM, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Watson and Sons chapel. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Sons: Kevin Reeves and wife Dianna of Carthage and Michael Reeves and wife Tasha of Carthage.
Daughter: Karen Reeves of Carthage
Father, Nathan Posey of Logansport, Louisiana
Brother, Bo Posey and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Sister, Betty Ann Posey of Carthage
Granddaughter, Taylor Reeves of Carthage

Grandson, Zach Reeves of Carthage
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Betty Delores Posey
Brother, Frank Posey

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at


Oneita "Auntie" Muckleroy, 87, of Timpson, Tx. services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Muckleroy passed away in Green Acres of Center, Tx., on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

Born in Timpson, on March 5, 1922, Oneita Muckleroy was the daugther of the late Otis and Clara (Crump) Rhodes. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. She loved to play the piano and guitar and sign gospel music.

Oneita is survived by her husband of 45 years Gene Muckleroy of Timpson; brother Darrell Rhodes of Timpson; granddaughter Tonya Rhodes Brock of Stedman, NC. great grandchildren Joseph Turlington, David Young and Kyleen Hunter.

In addidtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Oneil Rhodes and his wife Betty Sue and nephews Bubba, Roger, and Curly Rhodes.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maudie Huntley, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at her residence.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 21, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 5, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Benjamin Cole and Maudie Mae (Austin) Lucky.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Benjamin and Maudie Lucky, Husband, James Huntley, Son, Ben Coody, Granddaughter, Kenette Ellis and Grandson, Michael Coody.

She is survived by:
3 Sons:
Billy Coody & wife Gudrun of Las Vegas, NV
Doug Coody & wife Rhonda of Joaquin
Maxie Coody of Joaquin
Ruth Coody Perdue of Joaquin
Don Coody
Barbara & Brent Nickerson
Dewanna Knotts & Danny
Sylvian Coody
Lane Coody
Joe Lee Coody
Sean Coody
Greg Coody & wife Amanda
Aaron Coody & wife Kayla
Amanda Coody
Myron Mazie & wife Tina
Bryant Shipley
Ben Coody
19 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Pallbearers will be Myron Mazie, Bryant Shipley, Sean Coody, Greg Coody, Aaron Coody, Cody Shipley and Seth Knotts.

You may sign the online registry book at
Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Charles W. "Chuck" Burch, Jr., 74 of Kenefick, died Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at teh Kenefick Southern Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, August 20, 2009, at the Old Center Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday, at the Pace-stancil Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Chuck was born November 1, 1934 in Omha, NE, to parents, Charles W. Sr. and Lois Lyle Burch, a frome resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Kenefick are for the past 37 years. He was a graduate of the Lutheran High School of Houston, a veteran of the US Army, a retired machinist for Amco Steel of Houston, a member of the Denefick Southern Baptist Church. He also enjoyed fishing, travel and bowling.

Mr. Burch was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter: Faith Psensik, parent-in-law: Boby G. and Lila Mae Schwartz, bother-in-law Jim Krunk, and niece: Dawn Kruk. He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Martha E. Schwartz Burch of Kenefick, daughters: Kimberly O'Neal and husband Bryan of Dayton, Kathy Brackin of Dayton, and Kristy Coursey and husband Herbert, Jr of Liberty Hill, grandchildren: Keith, Amber, Jessi and husband Travis, Charles, Cody, Justin, and Elizabeth, great-grandchildren Milo and Ayden, sisters: charlene Kruk of GA and Diane Burch of The Woodlands, brother and sister-in-law:: Duane and Renee Hooper, Gerald Hooper, Bobby and Betty Schwartz adn Dean and Cathy Schwartz and numerous nieces, other relatives and friends.

Kelly Maraggia, 46 of Carthage passed away August 14, 2009 in Carthage, Texas. Mrs. Kelly Kim Trout Maraggia was born September 15, 1962 in Long Beach, California to the marriage of John and Sue Lasher Trout. Kelly was a consultant for many years but the last few years enjoyed being a rancher and breeding Black Angus cattle. Mrs. Maraggia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother.

Services will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Rosary at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home with Father Michael Adams officiating.

Survivors include:

Father: John Trout of Colorado, formerly of Gary

Husband: Edward “Ed” Maraggia of Carthage

Timothy Binfet and wife Lillie of Joaquin
Brad Whitus and wife Charie of Utah
Charles Maraggia of Carthage

Brother: Tod Trout of Las Vegas, Nevada

Five Grandchildren: Tayton and Kayson Binfet, Selina, Michel and Trevor Whitus

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.


Sharon Emanis Crawford, age 60, of Center passed away Saturday evening, August 15, 2009 at her residence in Center. She was member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Center.

Sharon Emanis Crawford was born November 27, 1948 in Gilmer to R.F. Williams and Faye Rutledge Williams.

Services will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday August 18, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Aaron Golden officiating, interment to follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Center.

Sharon is survived by:
Husband: Gary "Possum" Crawford of Center
Daughters: Mikah Weems and husband Jeff of Minden and Laura Wilson and husband Carl of Center.
Sons: Scott Emanis and wife Brandi of Shelbyville and Mark Emanis and wife Ruby of Rock Island, Tn.
Mother: Faye Williams of Center
8 Grandchildren: Candice Emanis, Colby Wilson, Delaney Emanis, Allison Wilson, Dalton Emanis, Hunter Emanis, Max Emanis, and Erika Clark.
1 Great Grandchild: Skyler paige Weatherford

Sisters: Debra Williams of Center and Vickie Jackson and husband Glenn of Center
Brother: Robbie Williams and wife Kelle of Center
Mother-in-law: Earline Crawford of Center
Brother-in-law: Don Crawford and wife Pat of Center
Stepson: Jeff Crawford of Nacogdoches

She was preceded in death by: Father: R.F. WIlliams, Grandson: Wesley Weems, Brother: MItchell Williams, and Husband: Tommy Gene Emanis

Pallbearers will be: Rex Davis, Larry Poe, W. H. Britt, Aaron Golden, Calvin Smith, Mark Ivy, Jerry Scates, and Jeff Coates

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Joey Belanger, Robert Hooper, Robert Allen Jackson, Christopher Williams and Mike Scates.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Monday, August 17, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Jennifer Lea Bobbitt, born Jan. 25, 1957, departed this world on Wednesday, Aug. 12, after a brief and devastating illness. She touched the lives of everyone she encountered, her family, friends, and co-workers.

Jennifer was born in Houston, TX and was a 5th generation Texan, a fact she was very proud of. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1975 and lived her entire life in Houston. She worked for 21 years at Allright Parking, Inc. before taking early retirement. She then worked as an accountant for Kingsley Constructors, Inc. in The Woodlands for 11 years. Her friends and co-workers remember her as a friend and as a leader – her enthusiasm so infected those around her, that some even tried to copy her in various ways, even down to speaking like her! Jennifer left an indelible mark everywhere she went. Her vibrant persona made everyone’s day. She turned friends and co-workers into family; solved problems; and was always “there” for them. Although not clinically trained as a psychotherapist, Jennifer’s upbeat personality and empathy for those in need drew a flock of “clients,” most of whom swore her brand of unconditional support and intense listening skills beat the socks off most licensed practitioners.

She leaves behind a host of loving family members, friends, and co-workers, including her parents: Paul and Mavis Bobbitt; brother, Chris Bobbitt; sister, Joy Jenkins and husband Chuck Jenkins; niece, Amy Schroeder; nephew, Wesley Jenkins; great nephews Riley Wade and Jett Wade; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff in the MICU at Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands and the entire staff at HealthCare Odyssey, the Conroe hospice where Jennifer transitioned to the heavens. Raya Machupa, Ph.D., the spiritual advisor at Odyssey, was of particular comfort to Jennifer and those who love her. There is no doubt of “life after life,” and we know that Jennifer – although she deserves a rest - will continue to take care of us. Our lives are the better for knowing her.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Forest Park-The Woodlands, located at 18000 I-45. Funeral services will be in the Chapel at Forest Park-The Woodlands on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow later that day in the Bobbitt Family Cemetery in East Texas.

Those who wish may enter their memories of Jennifer on the Internet-based guestbook, at
The family asks that in lieu of floral tributes to instead honor Jennifer’s shining life on this Earth by making a contribution in her name to the Bobbitt Family Cemetery, c/o W.C. Bobbitt, 2578 61st Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640, or to one of the organizations combating colon cancer, found at


Iva Cockrell, 101, of Pt. Neches, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2009.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 15, 2009 at Sholar Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Pate officiating. Visitation will be Saturday August 15, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 16, 1908 in Shelby County to Houston and Willie Mae (Dean) Harris. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Houston & Willie Harris, 4 Children, Willie Ruth Duke, Boyer Cockrell, Orville Cockrell and William Cockrell and Sister, Alma Campbell.

She is survived by:
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.

Bennie White, Jerry Duke, Jr., Danny Duke, Jr.,
George Duke, Jeremy Duke, Ryan Rausch and Gladys Fountain

You may sign the online registry book at
Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Judy Worry, 58, of San Augustine County died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2008, at her residence in the New Hope Community.

Mrs. Worry was born March 19, 1951, in Center, Texas, to the late Jack and Lamerl (Bennefield) Ponder. She worked in the cafeteria at the intermediate school for San Augustine Independent School District. She had also worked at Burks Grocery. She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church.

Survivors: her husband, Lonnie Ray Worry of San Augustine County; daughters, Tina Comstive and husband Frank of Richmond and Tonillia Byley and husband Kent of San Augustine; grandchildren, Kortney Wall, Brett Byley, Tara Fuller, Josh Byley, Rose Comstive, and Lily Comstive; great-grandchildren, Tristian Fuller and Madison Fuller; brothers, Greg Ponder of San Augustine, Charles Wayne Ponder and wife Shawna of Pineland, and Todd Ponder and wife Angie of Belmont, Louisiana; and sisters, Diane Lott and husband Terry of Rosevine, Pam Speight of Lufkin, and Jacqueline Haley and husband Ray of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Chad Worry.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Preston "Cookie" Fitzgerald and Bro. Terry Lott officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Pallbearers: Jason Lott, Glenn Allen, Michael Ponder, Terry Brian Lott, Terry Jessup, and Chad Allen. Honorary pallbearers: Claborne Allen, Dinky Byley, Chad Ponder, Billy Ponder, Blake Ponder, and Jacob Todd.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at


Jeanette Peace Luman, 70, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009 in Nacogdoches. She was born March 18, 1939 in Tenaha to Carl Levi Peace and Willie Irene Hooper Peace. Mrs. Luman was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She attended Harmony Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 9th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, August 10th at the Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ted Jacks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lester Hacker, Benny Holt, Randy Folsom, Jeff Burris, Ken Graves and Gene Edward Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be James Doyle Folsom.

She is survived by:

Husband, James Verlon Luman of Center

James E. Luman of Joaquin
Robert Luman of Alabama

Janie Andress of Nacogdoches
Corine Correa of Austin
Tracy Windham of Center
Tammie Luman of Austin

Robbie Luman, Scott Luman, Chris Luman, Leslie McGuire and Lindsay Husky

Great Grandchild, Connor McGuire

Sister, Jenell Shofner of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Carl Levi and Willie Irene Peace
Son, Wayne Edward Luman

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Robert Rice, 45 years old, formerly of Center, Tx, passed away on Saturday August 1st in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1964 in Pawhuska, Ok to Don and Doylene Rice. A private memorial was held for family members. Bob was a devout Christian and a loving son, brother, and uncle. He was an active member of the Southwood Apartment Housing Committee.

Survivors Include:

Mother, Doylene Rice of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister, Terrie Mayfield of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother, Ken Rice and wife Urma of Wichita Falls, Texas

Niece, Lacy Foshee and husband Danny of Center, Texas

Niece, Cameron Mayfield of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great Niece, Lila Marie Foshee of Center, Texas

Nephew, Kenny Rice of Iowa Park, Texas

Nephew, Nolan Rice of Wichita Falls, Texas

Numerous Uncles, Aunts, and cousins

Preceeded in death by:
Father, Don Rice of Henderson, Texas
Maternal Grandparents, Doyle and Mary Claybrook of Wewoka, Oklahoma
Paternal Grandparents, Cecil and Voilet Rice of Wewoka, Oklahoma


Pauline Gary Harvey "Dute" Black, 89, of Marshall passed away on August 3, 2009 in Jefferson. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2009 in Cool Springs Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana with Martin Hergert officiating.

Pauline Gary Harvey Black was born on October 29, 1919 in Tyler, Texas to Benjamin Franklin Gary and Ida Jane Boucher Gary. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas. She was made from pioneer stock and knew the value of a hard days work. She knew the ethics of taking care of her family and their needs. She was always there when you had a need. Pauline was outspoken, witty and always had a unique way of turning a phrase. She formerly lived in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Lois Black of Marshall, Maxine Brown of Shreveport, John Leggett of Joaquin and Ann Harvey of Huxley and a number of great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, George Harvey and Joe Black; parents, brother, Woodrow Gary and sister, Gladys Leggett.


Mrs. Syble Jo (Ogden) Brewster, age 79, of Jasper, Texas, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Brewster was born in Shelby County, Texas, and formerly resided in San Augustine County. She was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a 1948 graduate of Brookeland High School. She was an accomplished quilter and enjoyed sewing, gardening, handwork, embroidery, and crocheting.

Survivors: her husband of 59 years, L.T. “Bob” Brewster; a son, Roscoe Brewster and wife Janetta of Jasper, Texas; a daughter, Donna Baker and husband David of Nacogdoches, Texas; six grandchildren, Jeremy Brewster and wife Holly, Katie Groves and husband Wesley, JoDee Baker, Jared Baker, Jenny Baker, and Justin Baker; and a great-grandson, Koby Groves.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Duetta (Whitton) Ogden; and her sister, Johnnie Wood.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Stringer & Griffin Chapel in Jasper, Texas. Interment will follow at Brookeland Cemetery in Sabine County, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home at 2577 N. Wheeler Street in Jasper, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, Texas. Online obituary and guestbook posted at

J W Jackson, 88, of Beaumont, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 2, 2009. He was born in Shelbyville, Texas on July 14, 1921 to C F and Kate Jackson. After WWII he moved to Orange to work at Consolidated Steel Shipyard and later the Boilermakes Local 587.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ione Wood, Gay Neil Moor, June McGill, Sandy Parkhurst; brothers, Alan Jackson and Charles Jackson; grandchildren, Jay Medore and Melissa Medore. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Iva Jane Jackson and children, Lynda Medore of New Braunfels, Jennifer Bryan of Canyon Lake, and Douglas Jackson of Beaumont; sister, Billie Grindal; brother, Alan Wayne Jackson of Orange; grandchildren, Holly Cruise and husband Randy of Lumberton, Todd Hamilton and wife Kimberly of San Antonio, Shelli Jackson of Bridge City, Jason Jackson of Beaumont, and spiritual grandson Jim Castellan of Beaumont and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM.

Interment will be at 11 AM, Thursday, August 6th at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.


Services for Henry Dalton Flournoy, 79, of Longview will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Longview Missionary Baptist Church, at Loop 281 and Hollybrook Dr., with Revs Darrel Owens and Tony Harp officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Mr. Flournoy went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

He was born in San Augustine, Texas , January 23, 1930 to Arbie Alex and Zelma Viola Wilkinson Flournoy; was a member and deacon of Longview Missionary Baptist Church; was active in Longview Boys Baseball Association and served on the board and coached for many years. He was a credit manager at LeTourneau Inc. and served in the US Army in Korea. Mr. Flournoy was preceded in death by his parents and brother Clifford Earl.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy May, Son, Henry Dale and wife Tommie of Mt Enterprise, son, Delbert Alan of Gilmer, brothers, Paul E. of Timpson, Guy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Wilburn "Pete" and wife Carolyn of Tenaha: sisters, Katy Lou Purdy and husband Jimmie of Houston, Weeda Pearl Lowry and husband Ray of Longview, Sarah Viola Lewis and husband John of Huntington, Betty Sue Duke and husband George of Timpson and Rachel Ann Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville; sister-in-law Norma Flournoy of Nacogdoches and grandson Thaddeus Wade Flournoy and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2009.

 Justin Edward Prinz, 21, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born April 4, 1988 in Bellville, Texas to William Prinz & Patsy Furlow Prinz. Justin was a 2006 graduate of Joaquin High School. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church of Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Luke Garrett & Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Richard Furlow, Jr., Richard Taylor, Jerome Reardon, Mike Prinz and Gilbert Vaughn.

He is survived by:

Parents, William & Patsy Prinz of Huxley

Brother, Joshua Prinz & wife Aimee, and their son, Austin, of Cortez, Colorado
Brother, Jimmy Prinz of Huntsville

Niece, Rebecca Prinz of Huxley

Nephew, Stetson Prinz of Huxley

J.T. & Sally Furlow of Huxley
Phillip & Nora Taylor of Trinity

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Clarence & Gladys Prinz

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

Pastor R.L. “Bob” Coudrain, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born March 17, 1933 in Evadale, Texas to Paul Coudrain and Emmy Burch Coudrain. Pastor Coudrain had been in the ministry for over 50 years, having been pastor at First Pentecostal of Joaquin for 10 years. He had also operated Cardinal Plumbing, and later Acker Plumbing in Beaumont for many years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Stanley, Bro. Burton Holt and Bro. Noah Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Coudrain, Arthur Cloudy, Rayford Beall, Richard Davis and Charles Beckham.

He is survived by:

Wife, Nina Costner Coudrain of Joaquin

Elsie Rayburn & husband Hugh of San Antonio
Amber Coudrain of Beaumont

Richard Coudrain of Beaumont
Joshua Costner & wife Amanda of Mauriceville
Dwight Burton of Silsbee
John Burton of Silsbee
Robert Rayburn of San Antonio

Granddaughter, Rebekah Day & husband Jordan of Baytown

Stepson, John Costner & wife Lisa of Silsbee

Step Daughter, Charmaine Costner of Silsbee

Seven Great Grandchildren

Brother, Vernon Coudrain of Silsbee

Sister-in-Law, Virginia Coudrain of Silsbee

Also many members of his church family.

Preceded in death by:
Son, Robert Lee Coudrain

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at