03/24/2021

Lula Marie Hubbard, 76 of Center, Texas, died at her residence on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Mrs. Hubbard was born to the late Mr. Johnny B. Harris and Frenchel Harris September 26, 1944.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community at 12:00 noon. Bishop Howard Cloudy Sr. officiating. 

She is survived by:

Children:  
Saundra Harris of Center
Terry Harris (Benita) of Killeen
Debbie Lathan (Michael) of Bossier City, Louisiana
Shanna Hubbard of Center
Jarvis Hubbard of Center
Devonda Hubbard (Danyell) of Tyler
David Curtis of Center
Michael Hubbard (Michelle) of Center
Sylvia Mosby (Victor) of Center
Jimmy Hubbard (Michelle) of Center

Siblings:
James Harris (Otha) of Arlington
Janet Marie Gipson (Willie) of Atlanta
Johnny Harris Jr.
Shelia Marie Jackson (Albert) of Fulton, Arkansas
Betty Harris of Houston
Gwen Harris of Sanger
Kathy Evans (Milton) of Center
Randy Calhoun of Center

33 Grandchildren

A host of great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitations will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935. Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net.

03/22/2021

Glenn Carson Kyle, 63, of the Woods Community in Panola County, TX, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at his home. He was born on July 12, 1957, in Kansas City, MO to the late Kit Carson “K.C.” and Birdie Camille Pippin Kyle. He attended Carthage High School.

Survivors include:

Uncle, Dr. Wayne Kyle of Carthage

Cousins:
Joseph Shelton of Anchorage, AK
Catherine “Katie” Westbrook and husband Sam of Bainbridge Island, WA
Michael Meeks and wife Joyce of Center
Kit Brooks Kyle of Fair Play, TX
Kathy Kyle Johnson and husband Carl of Nacogdoches County, TX
Kelly Kyle Coker and husband Cheney of Dallas
Riley Wayne Kyle and wife Stacie of Argyle
Julie Kathryn Kyle-Martin of Grand Prairie
Frances Hale Hall of Corpus Christi

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Woods Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Puryear officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

If desired, the family requests that memorials be made to the Woods New Hope Baptist Church, 158 CR 433, Tenaha, TX 75974.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

03/22/2021

Kenneth Roy Bohannon, 68, of San Augustine, TX passed away March 20, 2021. Born November 26, 1952 to Howard Clifford Bohannon and Mary Verna Bohannon.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX. Graveside Service will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00AM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shelby county, TX.

Kenneth was an avid fisherman and hunter he loved the Dallas cowboys and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Kenneth is survived by:

Sister, Martha Taylor of San Augustine

Brother, Tony Bohannon of Vidor

Nephews:
Arthur Taylor of San Augustine
Chester Taylor of Orange
Randy Bohannon of Center

Niece, Paula Byers of Center

Preceded in death by parents and brother, Shelby Bohannon.

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.mangumfh.net

03/22/2021

Rilla Reta Betcher, 90, of Lumberton, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. Reta was born on April 24, 1930 in Port Bolivar, Texas to Lucile Stricklin and James T. Slatter. She retired from the Houston Chronicle as a typesetter and graphic designer.

Reta is survived by:

Sons:
James E. Welch, Jr. and wife, Lisa
Lewis Kim Welch and wife, Beverly

Stepdaughter, Kathy Evans

Grandchildren:
Kimberly Welch
Reta Amber McDonald and husband, Sterling
Ben Welch
Aaron Evans and wife, Crystal
Bridgett Hood and husband, Anthony

Great-grandchildren:
Jordan Elyas
Jadon Seabourne
Carly McDonald
Emma McDonald
Reagan McDonald
Harper McDonald
Annalise Evans
Olivia Hood
Logan Hood

Sister, Peaches Conway

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Reta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Betcher; her father, James T. Slatter and mother, Lucile Stricklin; brothers, Quinton Slatter and Airal Slatter; and sister, Daphine Whitlock.

A graveside service for Mrs. Betcher was held at 2pm, Friday, March 19, 2021, at New Hope Cemetery, 1986 FM 2974, Center, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. For online condolences, visit broussards1889.com.

3/19/2021

Edgar Ell “Bo” Hughes, 58, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021 in Timpson, Texas. 
 
He was born on August 23, 1962 in Center, Texas, to the late Louis Bowden Hughes and Ruthie Pearl (Mainer) Hughes. 
 
Graveside service will be at 2pm on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, 75975.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

3/19/2021

Nella Faye Hooper, 86, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at her home in Timpson, Texas.

Funeral service is at 1pm on Sunday, March 21 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. Interment is at Timpson Smyrna Cemetery with Pastor Mario Osby officiating.  

She is survived by:

Son, Ronnie Paige (Lisa) of Timpson

5 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Allie Smith

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.

03/18/2021

Ignacio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. 

Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with Father Nelson Muñoz officiating. Graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born July 29, 1947, in Agua Dulce Papantla Veracruz, Mexico, Ignacio is the son of Inocencio Gonzalez Espejo and Ninfa Sanchez Segura. He worked in agriculture and also as a truck driver. Ignacio was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

He is survived by:
 

Wife, Maria Gonzalez

Children:
Lorena and Desiderio Mora
Ignacio and Vicky Gonzalez
Esteban Gonzalez
Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Jose Luis and Isveth Gonzalez
Jose Carlos
Martha Gonzalez

Grandchildren: Itzel Lopez, Karen Preston, Elena Luna, Lory Gonzalez, Ruddy Gonzalez, Giovanny Gonzalez, Monica Gonzalez, Kassandra Gonzalez, Josiveth Gonzalez, Alessandro Gonzalez, and Nicole Gonzalez

Great-grandchildren: Noah Lopez, Eliza Lopez, Hadassa Lopez, and Jeremiah Preston; siblings, Josefina Gonzalez, Ninfa Gonzalez, Carmela Gonzalez, Gildarda Gonzalez, Gregorio Gonzalez, and Inocencio Gonzalez

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Inocencio Gonzalez Espejo and Ninfa Sanchez Segura; and brother, Tomas Gonzalez.

Pallbearers will be Desiderio Mora, Ignacio Gonzalez, Esteban Gonzalez, Carlos Ramirez, Jose Carlos Gonzalez, and Ernesto Herrera.

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


Ignacio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 73, de Center, falleció el Jueves, 18 de Marzo de 2021, en Nacogdoches.

Visitación es desde 5:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m., Sabado, 20 de Marzo de 2021, en Watson & Sons Funeral Home en Center. El funeral es Domingo, 21 de Marzo de 2021, en la Iglesia Católica de St. Therese con el Padre Nelson Muñoz oficiando. El entierro será en Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center.

Nacido 29 de Julio de 1947 en Agua Dulce Papantla Veracruz, México, Ignacio es hijo de Inocencio Gonzalez Espejo y Ninfa Sanchez Segura. Trabajó en agricultura y también como camionero. Ignacio era miembro de la Iglesia Católica de St. Therese en Center.

Le sobreviven su esposa, María González; hijos, Lorena y Desiderio Mora, Ignacio y Vicky González, Esteban González, Carlos Eduardo Ramírez, José Luis y Isveth González, y José Carlos y Martha González; nietos, Itzel Lopez, Karen Preston, Elena Luna, Lory Gonzalez, Ruddy Gonzalez, Giovanny Gonzalez, Monica Gonzalez, Kassandra Gonzalez, Josiveth Gonzalez, Alessandro Gonzalez y Nicole Gonzalez; bisnietos, Noah Lopez, Eliza Lopez, Hadassa Lopez y Jeremiah Preston; hermanos, Josefina González, Ninfa González, Carmela González, Gildarda González, Gregorio González e Inocencio González; y numerosos sobrinos y sobrinas.

Antecedido en muerte por sus padres, Inocencio González Espejo y Ninfa Sánchez Segura; y hermano, Tomás González.

Los portadores del féretro serán Desiderio Mora, Ignacio González, Esteban González, Carlos Ramírez, José Carlos González y Ernesto Herrera.

Las condolencias y homenajes en línea se pueden enviar a www.watsonandsonsfh.com

03/18/2021

Rev. Robert L. Faulk, age 80, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in San Augustine, Texas.

Bro. Robert was born October 25, 1940, in Center, Texas to parents Wylma Lawrence Faulk and John Henry Faulk. He was a longtime resident of San Augustine and was a retired minister, having served a number of churches in the state of Texas.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2pm Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Charles Roberts and Bro. Steve Killiam officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery, located at 1986 FM 2974 in Center, Texas.

His survivors include:

Daughters:
Terrie Faulk Wagstaff of Crosby, Texas
Jan Faulk Jacobs and husband Tim of Splendora, Texas
Lisa Sharp and husband Charles of San Augustine, Texas
Rhonda Perry and husband Clifford of San Augustine, Texas
Kim Godwin and husband Quinn of Daisetta, Texas

Sons:
John Faulk and wife Eileen of Houston, Texas
Eddie Simmons and wife Amy of Cushing, Texas

Grandchildren:
Randa Smith and Brian
Emory Faulk
Evan Faulk
Kinley Faulk
Adam Sharp and Candace
Brandon Sharp
Jordan Godwin and Monica
Tyler Godwin and Brittany
Lauren Godwin and Garrett Wilkins
Colt Simmons and Taylor
Cade Simmons and Emily
Claire Fears and Brendon

7 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Faulk; parents, John and Wylma Faulk; brother, Bruce "Lefty" Faulk; and a great-grandson, Taytum Sharp.

Pallbearers: Adam Sharp, Brandon Sharp, Jordan Godwin, Tyler Godwin, Cade Simmons, and Eddie Simmons.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for tributes, memories and condolences. Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

03/18/2021

LaShun Rochelle Moore, 52 of Tenaha, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at U.T. Health Hospital.

Visitation is from 12 noon to 6pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral service is at 2pm on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Abundant Love Ministries. Interment is at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Timpson, Texas with Pastor Marlin Cloudy, Sr., Officiant, and Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr., Eulogist.

LaShun Rochelle Moore was born on August 21, 1968 in Center, TX to Elaine S. Greer and James W. Moore. She was a 1987 graduate of Tenaha ISD, where she excelled in academics and athletics. She was also crowned 1985 Homecoming Queen. She later enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps, where she served from 1989-1993. During this time she toured in Japan and Southern California. She also served in Desert Storm. After which she was honorably discharged. She attended Panola College and graduated with a degree in Cosmetology. She was an employee at Tyson Foods until her passing.

Shun accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Blount Chapel Baptist Church under the Pastoral Guidance of Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. There she served on various church committees. In her everyday life she loved to bargain shop as well as spend time with her family, fiancé, and friends. She was always the life of the party! She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and beyond awesome grandmother. Her smile will truly be missed!

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Mother, Elaine S. Greer of Tenaha

Father, James W. Moore of Tenaha

Children:
Tiffanie L. Fleming of Houston
Shaquille J. Mitchell (Kimberlee) of Pearland
Eboni T. Moore of Longview

Grandchildren:
Jace J. Mitchell
Zayden Mitchell
Baby Zoe Mitchell

Fiancé, Dewey Harris (Moore) of Tenaha

Sisters:
Felicia S. Moore of Tenaha
Jamika L. Moore-Adam (Adrian) of Tenaha
April N. Moore of Tenaha

Brothers:
Fredric Richards of Houston
Deion Johnson of Center

Nieces and Nephews: Jeremy, Wendi, Jericka, Ja’Mon Sr., Keren, Kendyll, and Khristian.

She had a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.

Active pallbearers are Christopher Suell, Joe Belin, Sam Sanders, Alex Thomas, DaCallier McClure, Duran Steadman, and Walter Thomas, Jr.. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Moore, Howard Kyles, Ja’Mon Moore, Sr., Ja’Tajh Moore, Keren Cato, Mark Thomas, Ja’Torion Moore, Travis Belin, D’Kayden Moore, Ja’Tyrian Moore, and Kylin Moore.

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

03/18/2021

Melvin Robertson, 69 of Center, passed away Thursday morning, March 11, 2021 at his home.

Graveside service is at 11am on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Westview Cemetery with Bishop Howard Cloudy Sr.officiating. Interment is at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Tonya Robertson Peoples

Grandchildren:
Khylon Robertson
Taylor Peoples
Pey'ton Peoples

Mother, Cecil Sparks

Sisters:
Gloria Jean Harris of Center
Linda Joyce Robertson of Center
Gloria Joyce Robertson

Brother, Ray Charles Sparks

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

03/17/2021

Gloria Jean Cotton Hawkins, age 68, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 in Longview, Texas. She was born January 28, 1953 in Corpus Christi to the late Lee Nolan Cotton and Corine Daniels Cotton.

Gloria leaves to cherish her memories:

Daughter, Gloria “Kandi” Hawkins

Son, Chris (Jessielyn) Hawkins

Brothers:
Leo (Sandra)
Jim
Joe (Donna)
Bob (Brenda)
Terrell

Bonus children-Yolanda (James) Green, Marcia (Mike) Johnson, and Charles Thompson.

12 grandchildren

10 great-grandkids

Uncle, W. Leo Daniels

A host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Garrison, TX with Rev. James Roberts, Eulogist, and Rev. Bryan Gates, officiating.

Visitation will begin on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2pm until 6pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX

Interment is at New Liberty Cemetery better known as Egypt Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Services entrusted to her family of professionals at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

03/17/2021

 

Peggy Jean Webster Kennedy, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 19, 2021, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Kennedy Cemetery in Shelby County.

Peggy Jean Webster was born September 18, 1935, in Center, to Ruby Louise Green Webster and Earnest Benton Webster. Following her early graduation, Peggy got on a bus and went to Houston. There, she married Lock B. Chambers. They owned and operated a drug store, where Peggy made all the salads and had a wonderful lunch following. She was also a Railroad Employee for twenty-five years while in Houston. In 1976, Peggy married Keith Kennedy and started a wonderful life of 45 years. They built a beautiful home and ranch on Lower Arcadia Road. Peggy was a longstanding member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

She and her first husband, Lock B. Chambers, had two children, Sheila C. Brock of Center and Brian Glenn Chambers of Castle Rock, Colorado. Sheila has given Peggy two grandchildren, Justin and Jeffrey. Brian and Donna gave Peggy a granddaughter, Taylor; and her stepson, Allan Kennedy and wife Terri of Dallas gave Peggy another beautiful granddaughter, Audrey, and a handsome grandson, Trevor.

Also surviving Peggy is her husband, Keith Kennedy of Center; son, William Kennedy; stepdaughter, Kristin Kennedy Drost and husband Tom of Colorado Springs, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a host of family friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruby Louise Green Webster and Earnest Benton Webster; her sister, Nell; and brothers, Earnest Jr. (Shorty) and Russell.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeffery and Justin Brock, and Trevor Kennedy; and nephews, Josh, Joel, and Daniel Webster.

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

03/16/2021

JE Belrose, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Shelbyville.

Graveside service was held at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Born July 16, 1941, in the Sardis Community of Shelby County, JE is the son of Lloyd C “LC” Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose. He enjoyed spending time with family, being active in church, riding horses, and tending to his cattle. JE was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Son, Keith Belrose and wife Annette of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Kristi and Michael Stringer of Sardis
Justin and Jessica Belrose of Center
Hanna and Bryon Jacobs of Shelbyville

Great-grandchildren:
Mikey, Chace, and Case Stringer of Center
Anna Claire, Sadie Mae, and Ella Jane Belrose of Center
Westin Cain Long of Shelbyville

Brother, Roe Belrose of Joaquin

Special sister-in-law, Zannie Gay Belrose of Sardis

A host of family and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife, Janet Leehin Cain Belrose; son, Carlton Lee Belrose; mother, Cecil Willoughby Belrose; father, Lloyd “LC” Belrose; sisters, Lessie Lorene Belrose and Hersey Belrose Porter; and brother, Ray Belrose. 

Pallbearers will be Justin Belrose, Michael Stringer, Bryon Jacobs, Mikey Stringer, Chace Stringer, Cace Stringer, and Westin Cain Long.

A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

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

03/14/2021

Marta Elizabeth Mendoza de Beatriz, 66, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on  March 12, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born on November 15, 1954 in El Salvador, San Salvador, to Jose Catalino Joya and Ana Josefa Mendoza Joya. Funeral service will be on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00PM at The Sanctuary of Prayer Church, 557 US Hwy 59N, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Asel Cantu officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery, Paxton, Texas.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 6:00PM – 12:00AM at The Sanctuary of Prayer Church, 557 US Hwy 59N, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

Marta was raised in El Salvador. She came to the United States to escape a civil war. Although life was not an easy one Marta persevered and made the best of what she had. She met the love of her life, Jose Benedicto Beatriz, and the two spent many years together before his passing in 2015. They raised four wonderful children whom she adored. There were many things that brought happiness to Marta. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Time spent with family and friends was very dear to her. She enjoyed gardening, especially working in her flower garden. Marta loved coffee, no matter the time of day, she would always drink her a cup. She loved the Lord, and served him through her church, The Sanctuary of Prayer, in Timpson. Marta loved her church family. She also enjoyed singing and had a beautiful voice.

She is survived by: 
Her children:
Flor Celina Mendoza and husband, Jubert Segovia
William Mendoza and wife, Silvia Sandoval
Gary Beatriz and wife, Crystal
Eva Caporali and husband, Alex

Grandchildren: 
Jubert Jr.
Rosa
David
Ana
Mark Anthony
Dalinda
Julian
Henry
William Govani
Rodrigo Bryan
Cristian, Jayden
Julia
Emma
Benedicto Beatriz
Elsi
Andrea
Matthew
Ishmael

Great-grandchildren
Adriana
Alejandro
Evelina
Mavella
Romeo
Gerardo Rico
Elizabeth
Katelin

Sisters: 
Lucita Mendoza
Enma Mendoza
Kordelia Joya
Gladis Mendoza

Brothers
Catalino Mendoza
Juan Mendoza

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly 
 
Marta is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Benedicto Beatriz; parents, Jose Catalino Joya and Ana Josefa Mendoza Joya; 4 brothers; and 1 sister.  

Pallbearers serving will be William Mendoza, Gary Beatriz, Juan Mendoza, Marcelo Mendoza, Asel Cantu, Jurvenal Cantu.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jubert Jr., David, Mark Anthony, Julian, Henry, William Jr., Rodrigo, Bryan, Christian, Jayden, Benedicto, Matthew, and Ishmael.

To view or sign online register please visit www.mangumfh.net.

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.


03/14/2021

Marta Elizabeth Mendoza de Beatriz, de 66años, de  Tenaha,Texas falleció el 12 de marzo de 2021, rodeada de seres queridos. Nació el 15 de noviembre de 1954 en El Salvador, San Salvador, hijo de José  Catalino Joya y Ana Josefa Mendoza Joya. El servicio fúnebre será el lunes 15 de marzo de 2021 a las 12:00p.m. en The Sanctuary of Prayer Church, 557 US Hwy 59N, Timpson, Texas, 75975, con Bro.  Asel  Cantú oficiando. Interment seguirá en Willow Grove Cemetery, Paxton,  Texas.

La visita se llevará a cabo el domingo 14 de marzo de 2021 de 6:00PM a 12:00AM at The Sanctuary of Prayer Church, 557 US Hwy 59N, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

Marta se crió en El Salvador. Vino a los Estados Unidos para escapar de una guerra civil.  Aunque la vida no era fácil, Marta perseveró e hizo lo mejor de lo que tenía. Conoció al amor de su vida, José  Benedicto Beatriz, y los dos pasaron muchos años juntos antes de su muerte en 2015. Criaron a cuatro hijos maravillosos a los que adoraba. Hubo muchas cosas que trajeron felicidad a Marta. Amaba a su esposo, hijos, nietos y bisnietos. El tiempo pasado con la familia y los amigos era muy querido por ella.  Le gustaba la jardinería, especialmente trabajando en su jardín de flores. A Marta le encantaba el café, no importaba la hora del día, siempre le tomaba una taza. Ella amaba al Señor, y le sirvió a través de su iglesia, El Santuario de Oración, en Timpson. Marta amaba a su familia de la iglesia. También le gustaba cantar y tenía una voz hermosa.

Le sobreviven: 
Sus hijos: 
Flor Celina Mendoza y su esposo
Juvenal Segovia
William Mendoza y su esposa, Silvia Sandoval
Gary Beatriz y su esposa, Crystal
Eva Caporali y su esposo, Alex

Nietos: 
Jubert  Jr.
Rosa 
David
Ana
Mark Anthony
Dalinda
Julián
Henry
William Govani
Rodrigo Bryan
Cristian
Jayden
Julia
Emma
Benedicto Beatriz
Elsi
Andrea
Mateo
Ismael

Bisnietos:
Adriana
Alejandro
Evelina
Mavella
Romeo
Gerardo Rico
Elizabeth
Katelin

Hermanas:
Lucita Mendoza
Enma Mendoza
Kordelia Joya
Gladis Mendoza

Hermanos:
Catalino Mendoza
Juan Mendoza

y una serie de familiares y amigos que la extrañarán  

Marta es precedida en la muerte por su esposo, José Benedicto  Beatriz; sus padres, José  Catalino  Joya y Ana Josefa Mendoza Joya; 4 hermanos; y 1 hermana.  

Los portadores serán William Mendoza, Gary Beatriz, Juan Mendoza, Marcelo Mendoza, Asel Cantú,  Juvenal  Cantú.
Los portadores honorarios serán Jubert  Jr., David, Mark Anthony, Julian, Henry, William Jr., Rodrigo, Bryan, Christian, Jayden,  Benedicto,Matthew e Ismael.

Para ver o firmar el registro en línea, visite www.mangumfh.net.

Mangum Funeral Home, Centro, está a cargo de los arreglos.

03/12/2021

Rodney L. Adams, 55, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1965 in Fort Worth, Texas, to Carlos Jerry Adams and Leatha (Moore) Adams. Funeral service will be Monday, March 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Timpson. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00PM at First Baptist Church, Timpson on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Rodney grew up on the north side of Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Northside High School. He met the love of his life Adriana Cano in Fort Worth and the two married March 10, 1999. The couple spent over 30 years together before his passing. Rodney was a very hands on individual. He worked as a mechanic and truck driver for many years. He could fix anything that was broken. Rodney got his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying around East Texas. He and Adriana loved to travel, whether by plane or on his motorcycle. They enjoyed going to Arkansas, Galveston, along with other places.

Rodney loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. The best times were those spent with his grandchildren. Rodney’s heart was big, and he found great joy in helping others. When he was not with his children or grandchildren you could find him with his wife out riding in the boat, fishing! Rodney attended First Baptist Church, Timpson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Adriana Adams

Sons:
Rodney Leman Adams Jr.
Ramon Guerrero III and wife, Ana Moreno

Daughters:
Crystal Massey
Erica McCollister
Amanda Evans and husband, Andrew

Grandchildren:
Jacob Guerrero
Bianca McCollister
Emi Massey

Mother, Leatha Adams

Brothers:
Jerry David Adams and wife, Laura
Michael Grooms

Sisters:
Wanda Hibbler
Paula Grooms

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Rodney is preceded in death by his father, Carlos Jerry Adams; brother, Gary Adams; son in law, Stephen McCollister.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

03/12/2021

Connie Faye Taylor Hargrove, 65, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior. Bro. Larry Chandler will officiate. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born May 14, 1955, in Pineland, Connie is the daughter of Bill Taylor and Verna Smith Taylor. She played college basketball, was involved in Shelbyville sports, and loved deer hunting. Connie was a member of Hawthorne Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnny Hargrove of Shelbyville

Children:
Kim Hargrove Bridges of Center
Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville
Jared Hargrove and Felicia of San Augustine

Grandkids:
Amanda and Cody Miller of Center
Kasey Hargrove Chambliss and Robbie of Tenaha
Richard Sharp Jr. of Joaquin
Jerrick Hargrove of Shelbyville

Great-grandkids:
Klayton Lewis
Bailey Miller
Christian Lewis
Blayne Miller
Paislee sharp
Knox Miller
Wesley Chambliss
Preston Chambliss
Emily Chambliss

Siblings:
Paul and Cathy Taylor
Joe and Jean Taylor
Linda and Roger Wagstaff
Monte and Donna Taylor

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special friend, Frankie Fitzgerald

Preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Hargrove Sharp and husband Richard; son, John Hargrove; parents, Bill Taylor and Verna Smith Taylor; siblings, Tommy Taylor, Billie King Taylor, and Dean Chance.

Pallbearers will be Joey Lawson, Greg McDonald, Blake Deal, Blane Deal, Carlos Taylor, Allen Weeks, Richard Sharp Jr. and Michael Bill Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Chance, Robbie Chambliss, Rhett Jones, and Cody Miller.

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

03/11/2021

Vernon "Skeeter" Dixon, age 67, a longtime resident of the Broaddus, Texas, area, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas.

Skeeter was born Aug. 7, 1953, in Silsbee, Texas, to parents R.E. "Bronk" Dixon and Mary Ellen (Hickman) Dixon and had been a lifelong resident of the Broaddus area. He was a 1971 graduate of Broaddus High School and a self-employed water well driller, having been the youngest registered driller in the State of Texas. He was a member of Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

His survivors include his wife, Wanda Vann Dixon of Broaddus, Texas; children, Cecilia Dixon of Lufkin, Texas, Laura Dixon of Montgomery, Texas, Jeffery Dixon of Crockett, Texas, Jimi Davis of Katy, Texas, and Maria Bush of Patroon, Texas; brother, Joe Dixon of San Augustine, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Dixon of Lufkin, Texas; and his grandchildren, Bryce Davis, Addison Sabari, Aidan Wood, McKayla McCoy, and Madylon McCoy. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.E. "Bronk" and Mary Ellen Dixon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Interment will follow at Runnels Cemetery near Broaddus, Texas.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

03/10/2021

Raymond L. Graves, Jr, 29, was born on June 21, 1991 and he passed away on March 6, 2021 in Orchard, Texas in a car accident. Ray Jr. was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Raymond graduated from Tenaha High school in May 2009.

He was everybody’s friend, made us laugh, smile and cry.  He worked for his Uncle Ray’s construction company and was very dependable, smart and loyal.

He was always so polite, considerate of others and he never met a stranger he wouldn’t help.

He is survived by:

Father, Raymond L. Graves, Sr.

Stepmother, Clara Graves

Brothers:
Austin E. Bollinger
Sam Snyder wife Misti
Zach Snyder and wife Latasha

Grandparents:
Patricia Nitsche
Gary Bollinger, Sr.
Patricia Perkins
Charles and Tina Graves

Uncles:
Ray Bollinger and wife Linda
Donald Graves and wife Felicia
Kelly Stump and wife Lacy
Shane Graves
Danny Graves
Mark Alexander and wife, Rhonda

Aunts:
Lea Stump
Jodie Bradford and husband Chris
MaChelle Byrnes and husband Johnie
Michelle and Allison

Along with a host of extended relatives, cousins, friends and to many to name that will miss him dearly.

He is also survived by his special friend, Monica Reyes and special pet, Orion.

Raymond is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanie Graves; Uncle Gary Bollinger, Jr.; and great grandparents, Walter and Juanita Richardson.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2021 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. The service will be live streamed. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.

03/10/2021

Kimberly Tillotson Sanders, 49, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in Sabine County.

Born May 18, 1971, in Houston, Kimberly is the daughter of Sandra Tillotson.  She loved spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by:

Husband, John “Rusty” Sanders of Nacogdoches

Children:
Morgan Sanders of Nacogdoches
Maegan Sanders of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Aiden Sanders
Allie Sanders
Hallie Sanders
Jackson Phillips

Brothers:
Timothy Jackson of Houston
David Tillotson of Nacogdoches
Michael Howard of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by grandson, Wyatt Hopkins; mother, Sandra Tillotson; and her grandmother.

Pallbearers will be Michael Stringer, Jason Stringer, Dustin Adams, Richard Phillips, Matthew Howard, and Dusty Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Howard, Jack Wright, Jay Thompson, and Caesy Sanders.

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

03/09/2021

Tilodina Morales-Ramirez, 51, of Center, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with interment following at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Father Nelson Muñoz will officiate.

Born October 9, 1969, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Tilodina is the daughter of Agustin Morales Castillo and Maria Ramirez Briones.  

She is survived by:

Husband, Jesus Espino Diaz

Children:
Jairo Jesus Espino
Yenifer Itzbel Espino
Jahir Espino

Grandchild, Elian Noel Escobedo

Stepson, Yancarlo Espino

Step-grandchildren:
Jennifer Espino
John Espino
Logan Espino

Father, Agustin Morales Castillo

Mother, Maria Ramirez Briones

Sisters and brothers:
Maria Inez Morales Ramirez
Rosa Morales Ramirez
Agustin Morales Ramirez
Javier Morales Ramirez
Maria Elena Morales Ramirez.

Preceded in death by her grandmother, Maria Ines Castillo Cortez; and grandfather, Quirino Morales Soto.

Pallbearers will be Jairo Espino, Janir Espino, Efren Espinoso, Jesus Espinoso, Juan Escobedo, and Hector Gallardo.

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


Tilodina Morales Ramírez, 51, de Center, falleció el lunes 8 de Marzo de 2021 en Center.

La visitación será de las 4:00 p.m. a las 10:00 p.m. del Jueves, 11 de Marzo de 2021 en Watson & Sons Funeral Home en Center. El funeral se llevará a cabo a las 2:00 p.m., el Viernes, 12 de Marzo de 2021, en la Iglesia Católica St. Therese en Center y el entierro en Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center. Nelson Muñoz oficiará.

Nacida el 9 de Octubre de 1969 en Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, Tilodina es hija de Agostin Morales Castillo y María Ramírez Briones.

Le sobreviven su esposo, Jesús Espino Díaz; los hijos, Jairo Jesus Espino, Yenifer Itzbel Espino y Jahir Espino; nietos, Elian Noel Escobedo; hijastro, Yancarlo Espino; nietos, Jennifer Espino, John Espino y Logan Espino; padre, Agustín Morales Castillo; madre, María Ramírez Briones; hermanas y hermanos, María Inés Morales Ramírez, Rosa Morales Ramírez, Agustín Morales Ramírez, Javier Morales Ramírez y María Elena Morales Ramírez.

Precedida en muerte por su abuela, María Inés Castillo Cortez; y abuelo, Quirino Morales Soto.

Los portadores del féretro serán Jairo Espino, Janir Espino, Efren Espinoso, Jesús Espinoso, Juan Escobedo y Hector Gallardo.

Las condolencias y homenajes en línea se pueden enviar a www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

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