02/03/2020

Loyce Jimmerson Watson, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Watson was born December 25, 1924, in San Augustine County, to Malcom B. Fountain and Leta Sellers Fountain.  She was a member of Order of The Eastern Star #348 and First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:
Her son, Raymond Jimmerson and wife Ola Bell of Nacogdoches

Daughter, Sandy Hudspeth and husband Jesse of Center

Stepdaughter, Kathrine Hall and husband Floyd of Brazos

Grandchildren: 
Bryan Jimmerson of Nacogdoches
Robbie and Sheri Hudspeth of Milam
Jessica and Glenn Cordray of Center
Ryan Hudspeth of Center
Starla and Dale Hall of Center
Ona Hudspeth of Center

Great-grandchildren: 
Kaela and Cory Ward of Midland
Shelby and Nic Wheeler of Center
Erika Cordray of Center
Darby Hudspeth of Center
Taylor Hudspeth of Center
Rylee Hudspeth of Center
Cale Hall of Center
Camden Cordray of Center
Sayre Hall of Center

Step-grandchildren: 
Jenna and Shane Matthews of Milam

8 great-great-grandchildren

Sister, Merle Youngblood of Dallas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special friend, Tristan Deckard of Nacogdoches

She is preceded in death by her husband, D.I. “Jim” Jimmerson; husband, Clyde Watson; parents, Malcom B. Fountain and Leta Sellers Fountain; brother, Alton Fountain; sister, Audrey Allen; grandson Bradley Jimmerson; granddaughter, Rhonda Hudspeth; and stepsons, Tommy Joe Watson and Gene Watson.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Hudspeth, Ryan Hudspeth, Taylor Hudspeth, Bryan Jimmerson, Glenn Cordray, and Dale Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Watson’s great grandsons.

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

01/30/2020

Elijah Clay Riley, infant son of Jesse Clayton Riley and Miata Shanique Cartwright Riley of Center, passed away on January 29, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Johnny Jones officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Jesse Clayton Riley and Miata Shanique Cartwright Riley

Brother, Isaiah Kai Riley

Grandparents:
Wayne and Sherry Riley
Adric and Kelly Watts
James Cartwright
Lisa Rowland

Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Annie Mae Pitts; uncle, Jason Edward Riley; and aunt, Naomi Rae Cartwright.

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

01/29/2020

Dora Grisby, 54 of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service is Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11am at Triumph Pentecostal Church of Shelbyville. No wake will be held. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

She is survived by a number of cousins, friends, and a special mother Margie Garrett of Shelbyville.

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

01/29/2020

Dannie Calvin Hunt, 59, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 28, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. Born February 22, 1960, in Houston, Texas, to Barbara Ann Truss. Funeral service will be held on February 1, 2020 at 2:00PM at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas, with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM on February 1, 2020, at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas.

Dannie was raised by his Uncle Melvin and Aunt Aggie Garlington. He graduated from Tatum High School. He married Maureen Dempsey, on May 2, 1987.  He and Maureen have made many memories over the past 32 years together. The two made their home in Timpson, Texas, raising their son, Joseph. Dannie was an amazing man. His greatest love in life was his wife, Maureen, son, Joseph, and grandson, Sawyer. They put the biggest smile in his heart. Dannie’s love for our family was his priority in life. He loved to cook large amounts of food on the grill to feed all of our extended family when we were all together.

Dannie loved the community he lived in. He was a school board member for over 13 years. This last term with much pride, Dannie served as President of the school board. Dannie was humbled by serving on this board for Timpson ISD. He loved the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, but most of all gardening. Dannie was a self taught master gardner. He was also a skilled meat cutter. He loved to learn and incorporated his knowledge in all aspects of his life. He loved his church and his entire church family. 

He continued to grow in his love for God, he truly followed this verse; Isaiah 40:31, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” He is soaring now.  

He is survived by:
His loving wife, Maureen Hunt

Son, Joseph Hunt

Grandson, Sawyer Hunt

Brothers: 
Terry Hunt and wife Starla
Allen Lunsford

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Dannie is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ann Truss; brother, Randall Garlington.

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.

01/29/2020

Edna “Bobbie” Gay Braden, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Mrs. Braden was born one of twelve children on October 24, 1931, in Haines City, Florida, to David Gay and Stella Ettiker Gay. She graduated from Martha Berry Academy in Rome, Georgia, in 1952. She retired in 1983 after a successful career with Gulf Oil. That same year, she married her husband, James W. Braden. Mrs. Braden was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Edna, better known by her nickname, Bobbie, is survived by her husband, Jim “J.W.” Braden of Center; two sisters and two brothers; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Gale Adams, Riley Adams, Ken Mahan, Blake Adams, Gerardo Guerro, and Bill Holt. Honorary pallbearer will be Paul Ross.

Memorial donations can be send to Shriner’s Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103.

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

01/25/2020

Nelwyn Whitley Hawkins, 71, of Marshall, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 23, 2020. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim Hawkins, and her parents William D. and Louise Whitley. While her unexpected departure has left a hole that can never be filled, we are comforted knowing she is finally reunited with her best friend.  

A farm girl from Lucky, Louisiana, Nelwyn loved gardening and could make almost anything not only grow but thrive.  She was a wonderful mother and natural-born caregiver who would drop everything to lend a hand to anyone who was sick or in need. The door to her home was always open to her family, her friends, her children’s friends, and more. Nelwyn enjoyed preparing delicious home cooked meals for those she loved.  Her 5-layer chocolate delight is practically famous!  Nelwyn never hesitated to help others when they needed it most; giving until it hurt was all she knew.  

Her husband, who affectionately nicknamed everyone, called her Opie and Ope because of her beautiful red hair. This unique nickname eventually evolved into Granny Ope and Guh when Nelwyn became a grandmother. While we all know she loved her family, her precious grandbabies were truly the light of her life.  We will definitely miss the “snuggle love!”

Nelwyn is survived by:
Her daughter, Judy Dill and her husband Brian of Atlanta, Georgia

Her son, Steve Hawkins and his wife Rachel of Marshall, Texas

Her grandchildren: 
Alex and Rebecca Dill
William and Elizabeth Hawkins

Her sisters:
Dell Priest and husband John
Paula Kaercher and husband Ron
Carla Peterson and husband Pete

As well as numerous relatives and friends

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Downs Funeral Home, 4608 Elysian Fields Road, Marshall, Texas. Burial will be at Liberty Hill’s Taylor Cemetery in Bienville, Louisiana on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Liberty Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 44, Bienville, Louisiana, 71008.

01/25/2020

Wanda Jean Gray Hamilton, 88, of Joaquin, Texas departed for Glory on January 23, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Born June 26, 1931 in Shelby Country to James Edison Gray & Benneye Oates Gray. Lived most of her life in the Lone Cedar community, where she was a lifelong member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church.

Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Watson & Sons. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 6-8pm at Watson & Sons. Internment to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.
 
Survived by:
Loving husband of 67 years, J.C. Hamilton
Daughter, Linda Gail Headrick Hamilton & husband, Lance
Son, Jimmy Hamilton & wife, Tammy
 
Her “One and Only Little Granddaughter”, Tara Leigh Headrick
 
Grandsons:
Kyle Hamilton Headrick & wife, Katelyn
James Cody Hamilton & wife, Cassidy
Justin Colby Hamilton & girlfriend, Alexis
 
Sister, Frances Crocker
Brother, Tommy Gray & wife, Jaunell
 
Sisters-in law:
Tillie Lilly
Fay Baker & husband, Daniel
 
Brother-in-law, Spencer Hamilton & wife Doshia
 
19 nieces and nephews, 32 great nieces and nephews and a host of other extended family.
 
Special traveling companions, Eddie & Yvonne Pierce
 
Special sister friend, Irada Oates
 
Preceded in death by parents, James Edison & Benneye Oates Gray, infant daughter, son-in-law, Ken Headrick & sister, Era Lou Gray.
 
Pallbearers will be her nephews: Ron Crocker, Scooter Gray, Jason Gray, Jay Lilly, Jeff Hamilton, Jonathan Baker, Doug Hedges, Jeb Barney, James Levee & Gary Nixon

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund, 204 CR 3182, Joaquin, TX, 75954, Shriner's Children's Hospital or a charitable organization of your choice.

Online condolences and tributes 

01/23/2020

Keith Nichols, 67, of Center, Texas passed away on January 20, 2020, in Center, Texas. Born May 27, 1952, in, Dallas, Texas. Keith is the son of the late Norman and Lila (Scott) Nichols. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3PM at Cedar Yard Cemetery, Center, Texas.

Keith grew up in Lancaster, Texas. He graduated high school in 1970 and attended El Centro College. He enjoyed working with computers and spending time with family and friends. Keith was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Ruth Ann Satchfield and husband Samuel of Tenaha, TX
Phillis Kitten and husband Michael of North Ogden, UT

Brother, Lyndon Nichols and wife Janet of Lancaster, TX

Nieces and nephews:
Laurie Gilchrist and husband Lee of Tenaha, TX
Michelle Satchfield and husband Stephen of Port Neches, TX
Christine Gautreaux and husband Joseph of Duluth, GA
Kathryn Nichols of Boulder, CO
Shannon Kitten-Flores and husband Antonio of San Diego, CA
Jason Kitten and wife Linda of Ogden, UT

Great-nieces and nephews:
Joshua Gilchrist of Bethany, TX
Justin Gilchrist and wife Brittany Gilchrist of Timpson, TX
Meghan Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
Matthew Satchfield of Port Neches,
Reese Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
Kelly Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
Alexandria Gautreaux of Duluth, GA
Samantha Gautreaux of Duluth, GA
Lennox Nichols of Boulder, CO
Izan Nichols of Boulder, CO
Lila Kitten-Flores of San Diego, CA
Joseph Kitten of Ogden, UT
Ethan Kitten of Ogden, UT
Daniel Kitten of Ogden, UT

Great-Great niece and nephew:
Addison Gilchrist of Bethany, TX
Joseph Gilchrist of Bethany, TX and a host of friends

Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Norman Nichols and Lila Nichols

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

01/22/2020

Doyla Jo Tarver, 56, of Center passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Center E.R.

Services will be Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12-noon at Abundant Love Ministires with interment to follow at Friendship Bobo, Tenaha with Pastor Marlin Cloudy officiating.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Vatera Tarver of Center

6 Grandchildren

Mother, Betty Jo Cooks of Center

Brother, Aubrey Cooks

Sisters:
Mita Green of Jacksboro
Towanda Lathan of Baton Rouge, LA

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center

01/22/2020

David E. McCall, Sr., 89, of Moline, Ill. passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery in Illinois. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

David was born on June 16, 1930, in Rock Island, the son of James E. McCall and Margaret Van Hoeck McCall. He graduated from Rock Island High School.  He was a U.S. Veteran, serving in the Air Force.  He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1986 where he worked as a machinist and in quality control.  David was a member of Friends Circle and the Moose Club.  He liked to be outdoors fishing, boating, hunting, and golfing; and watching the Chicago Cubs on television. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Jim’s Knoxville Tap.

Survivors include:
His children: 
Laurie McCall Partlow of Center
David (Joyce) McCall, Jr.
Dolores (DeeDee) McCall
James Eugene McCall II

Sister, Cynthia (Jim) Jordan

Grandchildren:
John (Tammy) Smith
Stacey Holt
Eric Partlow of Center
Amy (Jamie) Lindley of Shelbyville
James (Beth) McCall III

Great-grandchildren:
Evelynn Lindley of Shelbyville
Justin (Krystal) Smith
Matthew Smith
Logan Smith of Center
Zachery (Kelsey) Hass
Dakota (Madison) Hass
Cody Holt
James McCall IV
Zachary McCall
Lucas McCall
Emily McCall

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Levi Smith
October Smith
Chevy Hass

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; and ex-wives, Dolores and Judy.

Memories may be shared on the tribute wall.

01/21/2020

Shannon Curtis Parks, 43, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on January 18, 2020 in Lufkin, Texas.  Born May 7, 1976, in Houston, Texas, Shannon is the son of Curtis Parks and Juanita Brahm.  Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at the Community Building in SoSo Park, Timpson, Texas.   

Shannon was a 1995 graduate from Timpson High School. He was a hard working man to provide for his three children. Shannon took pride in caring for his family. He was a loving father. His most precious time was that spent with his children, along with spending time with his family. Shannon enjoyed watching movies, playing video games, and working. He also had a passion for music. Some would find him just singing, and although you might find it funny, this is something he liked to do.  

He is survived by:
His daughters: 
Rebekah Parks
Alyssa Parks
Lana Parks

Mother of his children, Marie Jackson

Father, Curtis Allen Parks

Brother, Allen Curtis Parks

Sisters: 
Misty Diaz
Priscilla Sparks and husband Johnny

Cousins: 
Michelle Cartwright and Christopher
Amber Parks
Ashton Harris

Nieces:
Alexus
Aurora

Nephew, Kyle

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Allen Curtis Parks and Joy Eldredge Parks.

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.

01/19/2020

Richard Speedy, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Tenaha.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Speedy was born January 10, 1939, in Peoria, Illinois, to Thelma Restler Speedy. He served in the United States Army and later worked as a truck driver.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louie Speedy

Son, Mitchell Holloway and wife Kathy

Daughter, Robin Holloway

Son, Michael Speedy and wife Cheryl

Grandsons:
Mark Holloway
Logan Speedy

Son, Richard Speedy Jr.

Son, Gary Speedy and wife Carol

Daughter, Sandy Speedy

Son, Craig Speedy

Sister, Roseann Wright

He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Speedy; parents; and brother, Jim Speedy.

Pallbearers will be Charle-s, James, Steve, Mark, Logan, and Shawn.  Honorary pallbearer will be Sheila Fountain.

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

01/19/2020

Lorene Ross, 98, of Joaquin, passed away January 18, 2020, in Carthage.

Graveside service will be held at Noon, Friday, January 24, 2020, at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wade Rector officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Ross was born December 18, 1921, in Shelby County, to Russell Brawley and Lena Smothermen Brawley.  Her hobbies included making quilt tops and jellies, working with her flowers, and chewing Red Man Chewing Tabacco.

She is survived by:

Son, John Ross Sr. of Joaquin

Daughter, Cimmaron Parks of Trinity

Daughter-in-law, Betty Posey of Carthage

Brother, Lee Brawley of Corpus Christi

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Ross; son, Robert “Bob” Ross; and parents, Russell Brawley and Lena Smothermen Brawley.

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

01/18/2020

Elpidio “Pidio” Hernandez, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rafael Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Hernandez was born May 5, 1963, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Severano Hernandez-Garcia and Eufemia Mata Hernandez. He worked in the oilfield most of his life and was an extremely hard worker.  He was a member of Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha, Texas. His kindness and compassion was seen in his willingness to help others in need. He was a comical man, providing others with a good laugh. Above all, Mr. Hernandez cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.  

He is survived by his wife, Sara Garcia Hernandez; children, Ana Campuzano and husband Jose S. of Winnie, Texas, Daniel Hernandez and wife Norma of Center, Texas, Raquel Medina and husband Eldy of Florida, Rebeca Hernandez of Center, Texas, Elizabeth Hernandez of Houston, Texas, Julio Hernandez of Longview, Texas, and Blanca Hernandez of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Daleyza, Isaiah, Josiah, Jaylen, Coraline, Naomi, and Erick; sisters, Rosa Hernandez and Gumecinda Santana-Hernandez; brothers, Geronimo Hernandez and Roberto Hernandez; and numerous family members; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Severano Hernandez-Garcia and Eufemia Mata Hernandez.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Geronimo Hernandez, Antonio Santana, Hubert Segovia, Manuel Garcia, Manuel Lopez, and Jose Angeles.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gabriel Ordaz and Rafael Rafael.

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

Elpidio "Pidio" Hernández, de 56 años, del Center, falleció el sábado 18 de enero de 2020 en Center, Texas.

Las visitas se llevarán acabo de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m., lunes 20 de enero de 2020 y de 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m., martes 21 de enero de 2020, en la funeraria Watson & Sons en Center, Texas. El funeral se llevará acabo a las 12:00 del mediodía, miércoles 22 de enero de 2020, en Watson & Sons Chapel con Pastor Rafael Ramos oficiando. Seguirá el sepelio en el Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center, Texas.

El Sr. Hernández nació el 5 de mayo de 1963 en San Luis Potosí, México, de Severano Hernández-García y Eufemia Mata Hernández. Trabajó en el campo petrolero la mayor parte de su vida y era muy trabajador. Tambien fue miembro de la Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai en Tenaha, Texas. Su amabilidad y compasión se vieron en su disposición a ayudar a otros que lo nececitaban. También era conocido como un bromista, el que hacía reír a los demás. Sobre todo, el Sr. Hernández apreciaba a su familia, especialmente a sus nietos.

Le sobreviven sus esposa, Sara Garcia Hernandez; hijos, Ana Campuzano y su esposo José S. de Winnie, Texas, Daniel Hernández y su esposa Norma del Center, Texas, Raquel Medina y su esposo Eldy de Florida, Rebeca Hernández de Center, Elizabeth Hernández de Houston, Julio Hernández de Longview y Blanca Hernández de Longview; nietos, Daleyza, Isaiah, Josiah, Jaylen, Coraline, Naomi y Erick; hermanas, Rosa Hernández y Gumecinda Santana-Hernandez; hermanos, Gerónimo Hernández y Roberto Hernández; y varios otros miembros de la familia; y una gran cantidad de amigos.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, Severano Hernández-García y Eufemia Mata Hernández.

Los portadores serán Daniel Hernández, Roberto Hernández, Gerónimo Hernández, Antonio Santana, Hubert Segovia, Manuel García, Manuel López y José Ángeles. Los portadores honorarios serán Gabriel Ordaz y Rafael Rafael.

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

01/18/2020

David D. Williams, 65, of Center, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, in Longview.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Steve Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Williams was born March 21, 1954, in Post, Texas, to Melvin Coy Williams and Juanetha O. Horton Williams.  He worked as a farmer and was a member of Center Church of Christ.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Katie Michelle Williams of Waco
Kassidy Fox and husband Jake of Nacogdoches

Brother, Joseph Barr of Center

Nephew, Tyler Coy Barr of Center

Father, Melvin Williams of Center

Aunts:
Patsy Morgan of Gladewater
Charlene Fortunberry of Gladewater
Kathy Chegingross of Gladewater

A number of cousins, other family, and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanetha O. Horton Williams.

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

01/18/2020

Miranda Jean Childs Bailey, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. Fred Childs officiating. 

Mrs. Bailey was born August 20, 1939, in Center, to Larry Louis Childs and Hazel Ellis Childs.  She worked as a truck driver for many years.  Her most recent pastime was reading on her kindle.  Mrs. Bailey loved her grandchildren very much.

She is survived by:

Children:
Jonathan Hughes and wife Patti of Nacogdoches
Joe Hughes of Center
Jack Bailey of Kensett

Grandchildren:
Melissa and Dylan Bruderer
Jonathan Hughes
Cody and Yvette Hughes
Shawn Hughes
Eric Hughes
Chris Hughes

Great-grandchildren, Rayden and Grayson Bruderer

Brother, Bob Childs

She is preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Bailey; baby, Morgan Lee Bailey; parents, Larry Louis Childs and Hazel Ellis Childs; brother, Bill Childs; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hughes, Jonathan Hughes, Joe Hughes, Shawn Hughes, Cody Hughes, Chris Hughes, Eric Hughes, and Melissa Bruderer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

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

01/18/2020

Vera Mae Nimitz, 77, of Hillister, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Beaumont.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at noon.

Mrs. Nimitz was born December 4, 1942, in Center, to Robert H. Adams Sr. and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha. From stories told, she had it pretty rough, but she never let her circumstances hold her back. She raised three children. She had a strong conviction about things and once she had her mind made up there was no changing it. Bless the ones on the other end. She had many talents from cooking biscuits from scratch to quilting. She enjoyed her garden and also enjoyed junkin’ before junkin’ was cool! One of her favorite things to do was going shopping and finding a great deal. Her sense of fashion was always ahead of her time. She had a timeless style. During her 77 adventurous years, she was a mother to three, an aunt to many, a grandmother to seven, and a great-grandmother to five. She loved deeply and fully. 

She is survived by: 
Her husband, Joe Nimitz of Shepherd, Texas

Children: 
Angela Cuello and husband Pete of China, Texas
Jamie Powell and husband Jeffrey of China, Texas
Thomas Bailey and wife Jamie of China, Texas

Grandchildren: 
Kandi Stone and husband Kevin
Dee Dee Srader and husband Chad
Ashley Little and husband Billy
Pete Cuello
Zachary Powell and fiancé Taylor Trahan
Brittany Powell and fiancé Christopher Gallagher
Brooke Bailey

Great-grandchildren: 
Kayla Stone 
Katie Stone
Allie Srader
Aden Cuello

Sisters: 
Carlyon Moore
Diane Freeman
Nelda McCawley

Brother, David Belsha

Sister-in-law, Rose Adams

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her great grandson, Sydney Srader; parents, Robert H. Adams Sr. and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha; sister, Mozelle Akins; and brothers, Robert Adams, Tommy Belsha, and Johnny Belsha.

Pallbearers will be Pete Cuello, Zachary Powell, Christopher Gallagher, Kevin Stone, Billy Little, and Chad Srader.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Harbor Hospice, 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

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

01/17/2020

David Lamar Henderson Jr. (Blue), 62, of Center passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1pm at Center Triumph Church in Center. Interment will follow at a future date. Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. will officiate.

David Lamar Henderson Jr. is survived by:
Sisters:
Yvonne Preston of Center
Velma Beltcher of Center

Brothers:
Louis (Brenda) Jackson of Center
Melvin (Diane) Calhoun of Center
Larry (Myrtle) Osby of Center
Willie D. Jackson of Center
Y.D. Jackson Jr. of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home - Center.

01/17/2020

Woody Eugene Keating, 62, of Mt. Enterprise, Texas passed away on January 15, 2020 in Mt. Enterprise, Texas. Born August, 8, 1957, in Houston, Texas, Woody is the son of the late Harold Clifton and Mona Berline (Smith) Keating.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00PM at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise, Texas, with Bro. Darrel Owens and Bro. Bryan Sellers officiating. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery, FM 1971N, Timpson, Texas. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday, January 18, 2020 beginning at 1PM at Landmark Baptist Church, Mt.Enterprise, Texas. 

Woody grew up in the Caledonia community. He attended Gary ISD and graduated from Mt. Enterprise High School. He married the love of his life, Pip Casey, on February 17, 1978. They raised three wonderful children, Dustin, Kristen, and Ashley. The two made lots of memories over the last 41 years. Woody was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. His precious time spent with his wife, children, and especially his grandchildren will be cherished forever. Woody was an avid fisherman. One of his favorite fishing spots was those found on Toledo Bend. He also enjoyed time spent on the beach. Woody loved the Lord and served through his church in many capacities. He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church for over 35 years. 

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Pip Keating

Son, Dustin Eugene Keating and wife Lacey

Daughters:
Kristen Nicole Innerarity
Ashley Lauren Lee and husband Jerry Lynn Lee Jr.

Grandchildren:
Dustin Lane Keating
Jackson Jay Arthur
Jace Ryan Keating
Wyatt Evan Lee
Lizzie Grace Lee
Madison Grace Innerarity
Mallory Lauren Innerarity

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

Woody is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Clifton and Mona Berline Keating; brother, Clifton Keating; and sister, Betty Cole.

Pallbearers serving will be Tad Titlow, Rut Desselle, Terrell Jones, Tim Johnson, Bubba Casey, Kenneth Wilson, Ray Dees, and Kyle Keeling.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Risinger, David Holmes, Charlie Kasprowicz, and Rodney McCoy.

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.

01/16/2020

Laquannah Francine Lowe Parker of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Shreveport, LA. She was born in Grand Saline, Tx to Richard and Adeane Lowe.

Laquannah is preceded in death by: Father, Richard Lowe; Father of her children, Renard Parker; Paternal Grandparents, Thelma and Seal Lowe; Maternal Grandparents, Adell and Harvey Teal; Grandson, Cameron Miller; Granddog Sadie Jo .

She is survived by:

Son, Terry and wife Audrey Parker of Logansport, La

Daughter, Tammie Miller and husband Ryan of Joaquin

Mother, Adeane Lowe of Joaquin

Brothers:
Ricky Lowe and wife Kay of Burnet, TX
Mike Lowe and wife Linda of Lumberton, TX
Bradley Lowe and wife Brooke of Stanley, LA

Grandkids:
Kamon Parker
Lily Parker
London Parker
Presley Miller
Cooper Miller
Baby Alexander Miller

A host of cousins, family, and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas, Saturday January 18, 2020 at 3pm. Visitation begins at 2pm.

Laquannah will always be remembered for her role as Mama, Nana, and boss. She was a hard worker, loyal, and a true friend to those that were lucky enough to be blessed by her friendship. It could probably be said that she could be difficult to work for, but, she only expected the best out of her employees, and she never asked them to do anything that she wasn’t willing to do herself. Her kids and other family members will always remember her for her giving heart and selfless acts. All anyone ever had to do was mention that they needed or wanted something and she was right there to do whatever she could to make it happen. She will be missed by all and remembered forever.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City, LA.

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