12/30/2010

Ruth Fenley, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, January 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 2, 1934 in Center to Noah and Sallie (Stewart) Lucas. She was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Noah and Sallie Lucas, Daughter, Patsy Lander, Brothers and Sisters, Huey Lucas, Ada Mae Stewart, Fleta Nobles, John Lucas, Bernice Lucas and P.D. Lucas, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Esther Lucas, Gladys Lorene, Roxie Lucas, Johnny Fenley, Zeno Fenley and B.J. Fenley, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Elva Norris & Viola Fenley and Son-in-law, Tommy Moss.

She survived by:
Husband of 54 years:
Elton Fenley of Center
Children:
Glenn Fenley & wife Laurie of Baytown
Tommy Fenley & wife Francine of Splendora
Anita Moss of Center
Grandchildren:
Misti Whittley & husband, Bill, Brandon Fanestiel & fiancé Nickie Hughes, Lacy & Lucas Fenley
Noah Fenley & wife Amanda, Eric Moss & wife Karen, Barrett Moss, Justin Moss & Vincent Page & wife Stephanie
Great Grandchildren
Truit, Christopher & Taylor Whittley
Aedan, Conner & Nolan Fenley
Kale Moss
Blake, Madison & Camden Fanestiel
Ryder Fenley
Chloe Fenley
William & Jacey Page
Brother:
J.C. Lucas & wife Joyce of New Caney
Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Nelva Fenley
Lamar Fenley & wife Frances
Host of Nieces and Nephews
3 Very Special: Roy Noble, Geraldine Tomlin & Dee Lucas
Numerous Friends & Relatives
Pallbearers:
Noah Fenley, Eric Moss, Justin Moss, Barrett Moss, Conner Fenley
Brandon Fanestiel, Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley and Christopher Whittley

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


12/29/2010

Reece Thomas Smith, 97, died in his home near Milam, TX, after an illness. Mr. Smith was born in Time, TX. to June and Vessie Brittain Smith. He retired from Graver Tank and Oil and was a farmer/rancher all his life. Mr. Smith was a member of the Pendleton Assembly of God in Pendleton, LA.

He is survived by three sons; Millard Smith and his wife Johnnie of Milam, Lamar Smith and his wife Ruth of Patroon, Tommy Smith and his wife Juanita of Sam Rayburn, TX, two daughters; Janice Hughes of Center and Brenda Elliott of Lufkin, his sister Zelma Blasingame of Garland, TX, one son-in-law Morris Shofner of Houston, thirteen grand children, thirty-one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Liberty Springs Cemetery near Milam.

Memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, Tx 75904; Pendleton Assembly of God Church, 14152 Texas Highway, Many, La 71449; or Liberty Springs Cemetery Fund, 2000 Reeves Road, Milam, Tx 75959.


12/28/2010

Jereldine Fry, age 71, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Saline Memorial Hospital.  She was born on February 19, 1939, to her late parents, Waymon Alexander and Vivian Gann Alexander of Shelbyville, TX.  Jereldine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wickes, Arkansas.  In addition, she was an outstanding cook, loved gardening and was a very caring person.

She is survived by five sons:
Eugene Gregston and wife Sheila of Shelbyville, TX
Jay Gregston and wife Kay of Victoria, TX
Paul Gregston and wife Renee of Hot Springs, AR
Ramon Fry, II and wife Bora of Killeen, TX
Tony Fry and wife Dana of Bryant, AR

One sister, Helen Harbison of Friendship, TX

Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Fry, Sr.; her brother, Sonny Alexander; and her sister, Joyce Adams.

Funeral services will be 11:00am, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, AR (501-455-1067) with Reverend Todd-Paul Taulbee officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the funeral home.

To sign the online guest book, please visit www.griffinleggettforesthills.com


12/27/2010

Jerald Reynolds, 52, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hodge and Bro. Jack Wills officiating. Burial will follow Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 6, 1958 in Shelby County to V.A. Reynolds and Alma (Cooley) Reynolds.

He is preceded in death by his Father, V.A. Reynolds, Brothers, Virgil Allen Reynolds and Stacy Lynn Reynolds.

He is survived:
Daughter:
Cheryl Foley of Joaquin
Mother:
Alma Reynolds of Carthage
Grandchildren:
Kendell Foley of Joaquin
Logan Foley of Joaquin
Kathy Foley of Joaquin
Brother:
Albert Reynolds & wife, Judy of Joaquin
Sister-in-law:
Betty Reynolds of Carthage

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

Funeral services for Arnold Felix Kaluza, Jr., 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, Timpson, with the Revs. Kenneth Verner and Robert Adamson officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at 2:00 PM at Tennessee Presbyterian Church.


Arnold Felix Kaluza, Jr., passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Tyler, TX. Born February 26, 1948, in Galveston, TX, he was the son of Helen C. Kaluza and the late Arnold F. Kaluza, Sr. After graduating from Timpson High School in 1966, he graduated from Panola College and attended Texas Tech University. He installed elevators and was a member of Local 31 Elevator Worker’s Union.

Survivors include his wife Angela Kaluza of Cleveland, TX; mother Helen C. Kaluza of Timpson; son Nathan Kaluza, wife Lynn, and children Bethany and Emma of Timpson; son Arnold Kaluza, III, wife Heather, and children Alison and William of Hendersonville, TN; sister Joanne Cooper and husband Dick of Tatum; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces, and relatives. In addition to his father, Arnold was preceded in death by his sister Jeanette Kaluza.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Timpson Volunteer Fire Department and Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.


12/25/2010

Memorial service for Iva Nell (Johnson) Cordero, 62, of Longview, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 27, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Carroll Jones officiating. Ms. Cordero passed away December 23, 2010, in Longview, TX.

Born May 6, 1948, in Timpson, TX, Iva Nell Cordero was the daughter of the late Clem Lavoy and Bobbie Lee (Woods) Johnson. She loved her family, painting, and animals, especially her puppies that she called her “babies” – Tine-Tine, Kori, and Sissy.

Survivors include her brother Jimmy Ray Johnson of Beckville, TX; sister Betsy Hightower of Longview; special nephews Berdette Wayne Hightower and Jerry Lamar Hightower; a cousin who was like a sister to her Jean Johnson and husband Leland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her parents, Iva Nell Cordero was preceded in death by her brother Rodney Lamar Johnson and nephew Brian Keith Hightower.

To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Thomas Redmon, 84, of Center, passed away Thursday December 23, 2010 South wood Nursing Home in Henderson, TX.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at North Jericho Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 15, 1926 in Oil City, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his Son, Ricky Redmon, Daughter, Evie Lou Redmon, Daughter, Anita Parker and Grandson, Jason Redmon.

He is survived by:
Son:
Kenneth Redmon of Waxahatchie
Son:
Verl Redmon of Henderson
Son:
David Whitton & wife Shana of Center
Daughter:
Becky Sims of Center
Daughter:
Rita Hendricks & husband, Jerry of Center
Daughter:
Ann Idhe & husband, Chris of Oregon
17 Grandchildren
29 Great Grandchildren
2 Brothers:
Jerry Boyd
Jack Boyd
Sister:
Norma Boyd
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


12/23/2010

Haward Warren Bonner, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born April 21, 1931 in Joaquin to Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner. Mr. Bonner was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 27, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Dean, Roger Balkcom, Glenn Oates, James Carroll, Lonnie Belrose, Johnny Barr, Jeremy Boyett and Mike Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Bonner’s grandchildren.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dorothy Bonner of Joaquin

Sons:
Randy Bonner & wife Jeannette of Joaquin
Mark Bonner of Joaquin
Tim Bonner & wife Jenifer of Joaquin

Daughter:
Janet Metcalf & husband Bubba of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Zachary Bonner & wife Laurie of Willis
David Bonner & wife Holly of Joaquin
Amanda Bell & husband Justin of Center
Wade Bonner of Joaquin
Rana Metcalf of Dallas
Jacob Metcalf of Tenaha
Justin Wilburn of Joaquin
Hana Bonner of Joaquin
Kyla Metcalf of Tenaha
Kaylee Metcalf of Tenaha

Five Great Grandchildren

Brother, James Bonner of Shreveport

Sister, Mert Westerfield & husband James of Joaquin

Also a host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner
Son, Larry Bonner
Sisters and Brothers-in-Law, Gertrude Adams & husband Elton, Rose Gray & husband Auburn “J.A.”, Mildred Ramsey & husband Bill
Sister-in-Law, Cleo Bonner

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


Houston Gunter, 91, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at his home in Hope Arkansas. Mr. Gunter was a long time resident of Shelby County, and was the owner of the Patroon Sawmill in the 1950’s and early 60’s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Gunter.

Houston Gunter is survived by two sons: Jim Gunter (Judie) and Mark Gunter, both of Hope Arkansas and two daughters: Janet Gibson(Kirk) of Dade City Florida and Elaine Warrington (Dick) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Also a daughter-in-law, Ruth Gunter of Tyler

He is also survived by grandchildren: Christie Adams, Craig Gunter, Tim Gibson, Wendi Zebell, Lee Warrington, and Eric Warrington, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Services for Houston Gunter will be held Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2 o’clock at the Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope Arkansas.


Funeral services for Betty Jean (Youngblood) Prince, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with interment in Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM, Sunday, December 26, until service time at 3:00 PM.

Born February 17, 1929, in Sabinetown, Texas, Betty Jean Youngblood Prince was the daughter of Hamp and Hattie (Taylor) Youngblood. Betty loved outdoors and nature as she grew up in Sabinetown. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking. She loved her family and was devoted to her friends and church. She was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Survivors include her son Kenneth Prince and wife Renee of Timpson; daughter Cindy Ramsey and husband Mike of Lufkin; sisters Evelyn Rhame of Florien, LA, Helen Ward of Merryville, LA, Deltha Ann Hopkins of Florien, LA, and Martha Mae Youngblood of Merryville; brother Douglas P. Youngblood of Sabinetown; grandchildren: Michelle Ramsey King, Wayne Edward Ramsey, Derrick Prince, Dakota Barr, Shasta Wiley, Nathan Barr, and Blake Prince. In addition to her parents, Betty Prince was preceded in death by her brother Lewis Youngblood and her husband Edward Prince in 1985.

To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

12/22/2010


Mr. William Scott Jordan, 60, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas, after an extended illness.

Scott was born to Helen (Wesley) Jordan, and William Garner Jordan on March 24, 1950, in Austin, Texas. He worked for the Broaddus Independent School District, and served as a Missionary for several years. He was a Eagle Scout and a member of the First Baptist Church in Broaddus, Texas.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas. Dr. Wayne Barth will officiate. Cremation was chosen by the family.

Those left to cherish his memory: His Wife: Carolyn Jordan of Broaddus; His Children: Laura Ann Jordan of Tyler, Eric Wesley Jordan his wife, Kristin of Pineville, La; and Sarah Nicole Jordan of Tyler.


Mr. Ben Stagner, 75, of Broaddus, passed away late Monday evening, December 20, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Ben was born to Mary Murray (Stagner) and Ellis Emmitt Stagner on September 24, 1935, in Pineland, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army, and was employed in sales - piping, valves fittings, for R.V. Trailer Sales.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Pentecostal Church, in Broaddus, Texas. Bro. Mark Green will officiate. Interment will follow in the Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas.

His survivors include: His wife, Marilyn Stagner of Broaddus; Son: Brad Lee Stagner and his wife, Vickey of Highlands; Daughters: Melissa Kay Denson and her husband, Ray of Huffman; Donna Hawks of Highlands; Debbie Kay Thompson and her husband, Jimmy of League City; Mindi Lorette and her husband, Phillip of Baton Roudge, La.; and Tammy Mason of Crosby; Grandchildren: Jason Thompson, Lacy Robinson, Cory and Amanda Hawks, Ashley Nelson, Jennifer Thompson, and Cason Hawk, Ethan Denson, Bryce Mason, Ryan Fleming, and Blake Fleming; Great-Grandchildren: Payton Star Hawks; Brother: Rob Stagner and his wife, Jean of Wimberley; along with numerous nieces and nephews; Brother-in-law: Travis Woods and his wife, Lois of Plum Grove, Texas; Special Friends: Bull Dobbson and his wife, Mary Helen of Highlands.

Visitation will begin Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the First United Pentecostal Church, in Broaddus, Texas, beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Linda Gail Furlow Holt, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born March 26, 1950 in Orange to James Harold Furlow and Alma Letty Strong Furlow. Linda was a member of Willow Grove Community Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Melba Rodgers and Willie Holley officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Pallbearers will be Daniel “Boone” Davis, Caleb “Noonie” Metcalf, Jonathon Cheshire, Hunter Holt, Donnie Furlow and Darren Furlow. Honorary pallbearers will be David Holt, Ron Holt, Larry Holt, Tim Holt, Rocky Curry, John Haak, Brandon Franks, Dwayne Bernard and Robert Pringle.

She is survived by:
Husband, Lennis Holt of Joaquin

Daughters:
Cherry Lynn Holt of Joaquin
Bambie Rena Holt & husband Mikle Putnam of Joaquin
A’Dana Kay Holt of Joaquin

Son, Kevin Reed Holt & wife Tasha of LeBlanc, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Boone, Noonie, Jonathon, Haley, Amber, Lani, CoCo, Katy, Hunter, Becca, Haven, Jacy, Haven, Myia, Brandon, Brandi and Christopher

Great Grandchildren:
McKenzie and Dominique
Mother, Alma Letty Furlow of Logansport

Brothers:
Larry Furlow & wife Brenda of Logansport
Harry Furlow of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Harold Furlow

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


Funeral services for Wilson Cozart, 70, of Houston, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemtery, Timpson. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Cozart passed away December 21, 2010, in Houston, TX.

Born September 7, 1940, in Center, TX, Wilson Cozart was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Cozart and Lona Adelle (Wilson) Cozart. He had retired as a truck driver for Zolman Construction Company and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife Valinda Ann (Clark) Cozart of Houston; son Lucas Wayne Cozart and wife Diana of Huffman,TX; daughter Amy Michelle Corpus of Houston; brothers Billy Cozart and wife Diane of Spring, Thomas Cozart and wife Pat of Garrison, and Jerry Cozart of Garrison; sisters Sadie Burgay of Center and Sue Stilley and husband Jimmy of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Michael Joseph Corpus, Cortney Ann Corpus, Seth Christopher Cozart, and Aiden Bryce Cozart. In addition to his parents, Wilson Cozart was preceded in death by his brothers Elton Cozart and Kenneth Cozart.

To offer condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


12/21/2010

Orlena Rosario Ernesta Moncada, 10 months old, of Center, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at her home. She was born February 10, 2010 in Lufkin to Ernesto Moncada and Catherine Michelle Warren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Mother, Michelle Warren of Center

Step-Father, Paul Beard, III of Center

Father, Ernesto Moncada of Center

Sister, Victoria Warren of Center

Grandmother, Bobbie Warren of Center

Grandmother, Rosario Moncada of Mexico

Great Grandfather, Sidney Tatum of Center

Aunts and Uncles:
Chris Warren of Center
Hector & Mary Moncada of San Augustine
Irene & Leon Grimaldo of Austin
Elvia & Manuel of Austin
Elisa & Victor of Bastrop
Leticia & Manuel of Mexico
Rene Moncada of Austin
Tomas Moncada of Austin
Osvaldo Moncada of Mexico

Special Cousins:
Blake Warren of Center
Devin Warren of Center

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandmother, Orlena Tatum
Uncle, Stephen Tatum
Aunt, Pamela Oswald

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


Billy Lee Wescoat, 76, of Center, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches. He was born June 3, 1934 in Tuscola, Michigan to Floyd Wescoat and Addie Saxton Wescoat. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the VFW Post #8904.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Virgie Stone of New Caney
Donna Ballard of Gatesville
Bobbye Stone of Humble
Billy Solice & husband Joe of Nacogdoches

Nine Grandchildren
Twenty Two Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sally Davis of Tennessee
Dianne Siebert of Michigan

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Dorothy Wescoat
Daughter, Leslie Ruffin
Great Grandson, Jonathon Corona
Granddaughter, Dorothy Tonya Briggs

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


12/20/2010

Mrs. Joanna Johnson, 75, of Chireno, passed from this life late Friday evening, December 17, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Joanna was born September 6, 1935, in Camp Ruby, Texas, to Cecil (Neal) Havard and Boley Havard. She had retired from Armco Steele; her late husband, along with her, were longtime residents of the the Chireno, Texas area; together they had owned the Acorn Lumber Company, located off 1751, in San Augustine County, Texas, and she was City Manager for the City of Chireno, Texas for a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chireno.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fielders Cemetery in Hungtington, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Carolyn of San Aguustine; Greg Johnson Johnson of Chireno; and Larry Johnson of Chireno; Grandchildren: Seth and Jackie Johnson, Kathryn Johnson, Mollie and Raymond Amburn, Kandy Cash, Brady Johnson, and Brock Johnson; Great-Grandchildren: Payton Carter, Annamarie, Tucker and James; Sister: Frances English of Houston; Brother-in-law: Lynn Mugent of League City; and Sister-in-law: Lyndell Rice of Charleston, Arkansas; along with numeorus neices and nephews, and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; Jimmie A. Johnson; also 2 brothers and a sister.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Havard, Stephen Spenser, David Perkins, John Welch, Joe Brown, Kelly Martin, and Boyd Gartman; Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Murray, and Ricky Holloway.
Online obituary and condolences are accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


12/18/2010

William G. (Billy) Spears, 90, of Joaquin, TX was transported by the angels to his heavenly home on December 18, 2010. Mr. Spears was born February 29, 1920 in DeSoto Parish, LA to William Henry and Cora Ophelia Armstrong Spears.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Doris Wana Spears Ray.

Mr. Spears proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He retired after 30 years with Texaco. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with his family. He spent most of his life serving the Lord in church as a deacon, church secretary-treasurer, and Sunday School Teacher. Although he was a very quiet man, his gentle, kind spirit touched the hearts of many people.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Faye Wilburn Spears; two sons Jarrel Wayne Spears and wife Carla of Joaquin, TX, Ronald Gordon Spears and wife Georgia of Houston TX; one daughter Wanda Kay (Kayse) Spears Carroll and husband David of Joaquin, TX; Four grandchildren, Dea Valerie Spears Henry and husband Kerry of Henderson, TX; Ali Christian Spears Chandler and husband Jason of Bossier City, LA; Summer Lindsey Spears Lindsay and husband Chad of Houston, TX; and Shelby Taylor Spears of Houston, TX. Six great-grandchildren Bart, Nik, and Kenzy Henry of Henderson , TX; Jali and Jaret Chandler of Bossier City, LA and Emerson Lindsey of Houston, TX and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be at the First Baptist Church Logansport from 12:00 noon until the service at 2:00pm Monday December 20, 2010. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Hall and Bro. Lance Cypert. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Honoring Mr. Spears as pallbearers will be Kerry, Bart & Nik Henry, Jason Chandler, Chad Lindsey, & Jamie Carroll.  Honorary Pallbearers: Alvis, Royce & Larry Buckley, Wayne Adams, Bernard Waggoner, Parker Lee Garrett & David Graves.


Funeral services for James “Jim” Edward Whiteside, Jr., 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. Tim Lovelady officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemtery, Timpson. Mr. Whiteside passed away December 18, 2010, in Timpson, TX.

Born August 27, 1948, in Wurzburg, Germany, Jim Whiteside was the son of the late James “Red” Edward Whiteside, Sr. and Clovis Hulon Sanders Whiteside. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and attended Panola College and Texas A & M University before graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jim married Brenda Rogers of Timpson on December 21, 1968, and she survives him. He and his father were co-owners of Whiteside Chevrolet in Timpson, and later he was owner of JBM Transportation. Jim was also a member of First Christian Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Rogers Whiteside of Timpson; son Matt Whiteside of Nacogdoches; and mother-in-law Mary Eva Rogers of Timpson.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, until service time at 2:00 PM. To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Janet Denice Glover, 59 of the Woodlands, passed away Saturday, December the 17, 2010 in the Woodlands. She was born August 24, 1951 in Houston to Mafitte Oswell Samford and Helen Jame Jones Samford. She was a member of the Woodlands Oaks Church of Christ. Memorial donations can be made to the Smith Cemetery fund in care of Ellen Manning 4430 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935. Pallbearers are Brandon Lee, Sean Herrin, Alan Ray, Matt Jones, David Jones and Bobby Formean.

Visitation will be held from 1pm to service time on Sunday, December the 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:
Son, Jerry Glover of Houston, TX
Parents, Oswell and Helen Jones Samford of Center
Brother, Kenny Adamek of the Woodlands
Anumber of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a Host of Friends

She was preceded in death by Son, Randy Glover

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

12/17/2010


Graveside service for Mary Alice Cash Davis, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 18, 2010, in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Mrs. Davis passed away December 16, 2010, in Timpson, TX.

Born December 21, 1934, in Patroon, Texas, Mary Alice Cash Davis was the daughter of the late Luther and Gladys (Giles) Cash. She was a sales manager in the grocery business.

Survivors include her daughter Charlotte Graeff and husband Benny of Sunset, LA; sons Albert Gerald Corbell, Jr. and wife Linda of Center, TX, and William Kirk Corbell of Carthage, TX; sister Annie Ruth Flournoy of Lafayette, LA; grandchildren: William Sean Fava and wife Pam, Kayla Breedlove and husband Chad, Rachael Graeff, Leah Graeff, Ashley Corbell, Matthew Corbell, Whitney Corbell, Jeffery Cole Corbell II, Courtney Corbell, and Leslie Corbell; 7 great grandchildren; special cousin who was like a sister to her, Tommie Alexander of Timpson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Mary Davis was preceded in death by her brother Aaron Thomas Cash and son Jeffrey Cole Corbell.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Dan L. Matthews, 75 of Center, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his home.  He was born March 5, 1935 in Shelbyville to Wayland Matthews and Thelma Swanzy Matthews.  Mr. Matthews was a member of First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.  Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years, Kathleen Matthews of Center

Son, Glenn Matthews & wife Becky of Center

Daughter, Linda Phillips of Port Neches

Grandchildren:
Michelle Lapeyrolerie & husband Vince of Bridge City
Luke Matthews of Center
Daniel Matthews of Center

Special Great Grandchild, Eli Matthews of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Wayland Matthews and Thelma Swanzy Matthews
Grandparents, Iverson and Elizabeth Matthews
Grandparents, Floyd and Willie Swanzy

Pallbearers will be Luke Matthews, Blake Gauthier, Daniel Matthews, Mike Gauthier, Greg Powell and Dustin Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Trevor Doggett, Bobby Collins, Jimmy Payne, James Enmon, John O’Bannion, George Warren, Bobby Vittetoe, John Doggett, Casey Bryan and Cody Bryan.

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


Mrs. Betty Jean Murphree, 79, of Center, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 16,2010. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elwyn Murphree, her oldest son Michael Bruce Murphree (Dianne) and her parents, Revis and Madie Ryan Morton of Blount County, Alabama.

She is survived by one son, Pastor Don Carlton Murphree (Cherry) of Center; one daughter. Pamela Murphree Wilkes (John) of Birmingham, AL; three grandchildren
Micah Murphree, Grant Murphree and Daniel Murphree, 2 sjsters Judv Nichols of Birmingham, AL and Susan Newfield of Stewart, Florida; 2 brothers Phillip Morton

Mrs. "Betty" was born in Oneonta, AL where she met and married Elwyn Murphree. He was the love of her life and she was his. The poultry industry took Betty, Elwyn and their  children to Texas in  1984, where they lived until their passing. She taught Sunday School and was an active member of Center Christian Fellowship for many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8pm on Sunday, December 19th at Watson and Sons funeral home in Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, December 20th at Watson & Son's Chapel in Center. Texas.

Burial to follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX.


12/16/2010

Wilma “Maxine” Dent, 81, of Gary, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 9, 1929 to Mac Hassell and Hessell (Gibson) Hassell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Mac & Hessell Hassell and Brother, Milard Hassell.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Roy Dent of Gary
Son:
Roy Mac Dent & wife, Hazelina of CA
Daughter:
Deann Clark & husband, Mike of Florida
Son:
Tom Dent & wife, Dee of Gary
Son:
Joe Dent & Deb of Gary
Son:
Kenny Dent & wife, Teresa of Gary
9 Grandchildren:
Jennifer & Kimberly
Dustin & Amanda
AJ
Trevor, Simone & Hailey
Frog
7 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Cousins, Nieces & Nephews
Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Troy & Kay Dent of Florida
Quida Whiteside of Austin
Ted & Pat Dent of Nacogdoches

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


12/15/2010

Ronald Ralph Ayres, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. He was born June 5, 1947 in Nacogdoches to Barron Ayres and Mary Frances Oliver Ayres. He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Lamerle Ayres of Center

Son, Ralph Owen Ayres & wife Jackie of Center

Daughter, Shelia Espinosa & husband Jeff of Center

Sisters:
Shirley Simmons of Center
Ruthie Abernathy of Carthage
Betty Mills of San Augustine
Linda Ferguson of Norman, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Roger Vaco of Cut-n-Shoot
Jerry Allen Vaco of Carthage

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mary Frances Vaco
Brother, Johnny Ray Vaco
Step-Father, Edgar Owen Vaco

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


12/14/2010

Corine Akridge Holmes, 91, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 12, 1919 to Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge. She was a member of the White Rock Baptist Church and Eastern Star, Newburn Chapter.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Leonard Holmes, Parents, Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge, Brothers, Virgil Akridge, RB Akridge, J.I. Akridge and Luther Akridge, Sisters, Myrtie Blanton and Macil Geeslin.

She is survived by:

Sons & Daughters-in-law:
James Robert Holmes & wife, Marty of Houston
Howard Kennith Holmes & wife, Dee of Crowley

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Janie Rains & husband, Rex of Center

Grandchildren:
Mandy Brock & husband, Tommy
Ashley McDonald & husband, Mace
Sheryl Duport & husband, Paul
Jennifer Minvielle & husband, Olivie
Marissa Fassett
Dionne Hudson & husband, Jeff
Wesley Rains & wife, Marissa
Kristy DeRise & husband, Terry
Corey Rains

Great-Grandchildren:
Alex, Drew and Jack Brock
Devin & Knox McDonald
Makai & Shae Duport
Tevai Minvielle
Ariana and Conner Fassett
Amaya, Zane and Maddox Hudson
Sophie and Olivia Rains
Hannah, Abby and Emma DeRise

Sisters-in-law:
Ruth Akridge of Center
Clarine Akridge of Nacogdoches

Pallbearers:
George Roe, Gilbert Rains, Rex Davis,
Rex Rains, Steve Stephens, Dexter Davis and Harold Osborne

Honorary Pallbearers:
Mike Adams

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


Linda Wright Dollar, 66, of Williams Landing in Joaquin, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will be at North Jericho Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 1, 1944 in Marshall,Texas to John Harvey and Allie Lee (Carroll) Wright. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Allie Wright, Daughter, Elizabeth Jo Dollar, Brother, Cotton Wright & wife Elaine and Sister, Bobbie Horton.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Johnny Dollar of Joaquin

Daughter: LaDonna Smith & husband, Robert of the McClelland Community
Daughter: Rhonda Dollar & Doug Coody of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Rhiana Smith
Lacey Cartwright & husband, Ben
Thomas Parry
Joe Lee Dollar
Great Grandchildren:
Gavin Cartwright
Trevin Cartwright

Brother:
Glen Wright & wife, Delores of Marshall
Sister: Vicky Wright

Numerous Nieces , Nephews, Other Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers: Stevie Wright, Ken Wright, Matt Wright, Mike Horton, Gary Paul & Johnny Johnson

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


12/13/2010

Mr. Weyman Vonciel Hall, 65 years old sadly left our presence and entered into the presence of the Lord, on Saturday, December 11, 2010. He was a transplanted resident of San Augustine. However, he was born and raised in Texas City. He was a son of the late Walter Vonciel Hall and Vickie Idell-Crowson Hall. He had 2 siblings, Weldon Hall of Texas City and Vickie Carey and Charlie of Bedias, Texas. He was married, several times, and referred to them as Linda 1 and Linda 2. He married Barbara in 2001.

He was a loyal member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker. He was a "card carrying" Democrat and would defend his stance with his last breath.

He was in recovery for more than 22 years. He lived the last third of his life carrying the message of hope, love and faith. He went to great lengths to help others know the joys that clean living could bring. He was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

He is survived by: Spouse: Barbara Hall of San Augustine,Children: Stephen Hall of Porter, Rodney Hall and Dahlia of League City, Elizabeth Hall and Josh of Texas City, Courtney Conrad-Hall of Dickinson, Tonya Hall, Kevin Wallace of San Augustine, Kristan Hammonds and David of Puyallup, Washington, Kaci Wallace-Poole and Tim of San Augustine. He has fourteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Don Murphree, Wayne Holt and Cherry Murphree officiating.Interment will follow in the Holt Family Cemetery, FM 201, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, December 15, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Josh Walton, Kevin Wallace, Wayne Holt, Rodney Hall, Jr., Anthony Hall and Jonathon Hall.

A second memorial service will be held in Texas City, on December 19, 2010 at noon at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591. 409-986-9900


Jack Cord Fountain, 23, of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010.  He was born September 11, 1987 in Center. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Father, Mark Adams of Center
Step Father, Richard Fausett of Center

Uncle & Aunt, Bert & Dana Fountain of San Augustine

Uncle, Ricky Fountain of San Augustine

Fiance, Chelsea Hudson of San Augustine, and her daughters, Madolyn Lout and Kallie Lout

Grandmother, Mary Fausett of Center

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

Cousins:
Hanna Fountain of San Augustine
Kali Fountain of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Angel Fausett
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


12/11/2010

Harold Robertson, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 28, 1924 in Blytheville, Arkansas to John William "Jack" Robertson and Tassie Mai Moore Robertson. Mr. Robertson served his country in the Army during World War II. He was retired from Shelby County where he served as the Chief Tax Appraiser. Mr. Robertson previously served as County Judge. He was employed by Citizen’s Bank and worked a number of years as a realtor. Mr. Robertson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the First United Methodit Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon and Rev. Carol Clifford Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

He is survived by:
wife, Betty Ann Parker Robertson of Center

Daughters;
Amy Lynn Robertson of Center
Lee Ann Robertson of Center

Granddaughter, Ashlyn Robertson of Center

Brothers;
Joe T. Robertson and wife Jo Evelyn of Corinth, Mississippi
Robert N. Robertson and wife Martha of Reno Nevada
Carl L. Robertson of Krum

Sisters;
Marjorie Poff of Blytheville, Arkansas
Tommie Mohin of Memphis, Tennessee

Extended family;
Janet Gomez Romeroand husband Guadalupe
Michelle Gomez
Fatima Romero

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

Preceded in death by;
Parents, John and Tassie Mai Moore Robertson

Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


  

Buford Parrish, 89, loving, devoted and caring husband and father passed away on December 6, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Hazel Parrish; son, Brian Parrish, M.D., and his loving wife, Marjorie Parrish.

He is survived by a daughter Karan Schafer of Maui, HI.; three sisters, Mae Burns of Houston, TX, Merrill Stearns and husband Charles of Albuquerque, NM, Jeanne Miller and husband Edward of Joaquin, TX; and a number of caring and loving nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Born on November 19, 1921, Buford grew up in the Ramah Community.

He was a long time employee of Schlumberger and had an additional career at City of Pearland. He also loved to communicate with people and was proud to have learned how to operate the computer after he retired. We will miss his southern style and warm smile but he has gone to the wonderful place, God's Heaven. Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale St. Houston, TX 77023

Condolences may be offered at www.ForestPark-Lawndale.com


  

Scheri Monteel Willoughby Leeth, 33, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010. She was born July 4, 1977.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jason Leeth of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Children; Parker, Toby and Sophie Leeth of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Parents, Kenneth and Mary Gwen Willoughby of Deridder, Louisiana

Brother, Jaceson Willoughby of Deridder, Louisiana

In-Laws;
Jeff and Tamara Leeth of Michigan
Debbie Leeth of Michigan

Grandparents;
A.E. (Buddy) Willoughby of Center
Vay Dell Cook of Pineville, Louisiana

Uncles;
Jerry (Butch) Willoughby and wife Peggy of Jasper
Larry Wayne Cosby and wife Melissa of Lufkin
Charles Cook of Center

Aunts;
Rhenee Flores and husband Joe of Dry Prong, Louisiana
Sheila Varwig and husband Teddy of Tioga, Louisiana
Kay Ford and husband Tim of Center

Goddaughter, Brooke Housler of Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Sisters-in-law;
Amber Leeth of Michigan
Katie Leeth of Michigan

Brother-in-law, Ryan Leeth of Michigan

Along with numerous cousins and dear friends all of whom are left to cherish their own special memories they hold of Scheri.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents;
Helen Willoughby
J.C. Cook

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


Rebecca Sue Beardsley Cuculic (Becky), 56, of Montgomery, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2010 in her home. She was the wife of Mark Cuculic, whom she was happily married to since September 23, 1973.

Becky’s favorite past-time was spending time with her family, especially her two grandkids, who lovingly called her Bebe. She also loved renovating and decorating her homes, making pottery, horseback riding, and animal rescue.

She was truly beautiful, both inside and out. Everyone enjoyed her presence. She will always be remembered for her loving heart, her faith in Christ, and her courage and endless strength.

The daughter of the late Charles and Maxine Beardsley, she was born on February 3, 1954 in Austin and educated in Austin public schools. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State and her Master of Science Degree from the University of Houston. She worked as a technical supervisor in the Texas DWI program for over 20 years. She had the reputation of being one of the best in her field.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Cuculic, daughters, Poppy Cuculic Jones, Cara Cuculic, and Leah Cuculic Peterson, sons-in-law: Brent Jones and Jason Peterson, grandchildren Bryce and Lainey Rebecca Jones; sisters Charline Eppright, Makki Bigman, Barbara Johnson, and Cathy Miller.

Services are to be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, at 21627 Eva Street, Montgomery, Texas 77356. A reception will follow at the church.

Donations in Becky’s memory may be made to TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, 455 Scholl Street, STE 30, Tomball Texas, 77375, (281)357-0747


12/09/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Alzie Carl Reeves, 85 of Carthage, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Galloway United Methodist Church with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Dennis White officiating. Burial will follow in the Reeves-McMillan Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Friday, December 10, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Reeves died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Carthage, Texas.

Mr. Alzie Carl Reeves was born August 24, 1925 in Panola County, Texas to the marriage of Loney A. “Lou” and Mattie Johnson Reeves. Alzie attended Reeves and Yarnell schools and served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He met and married Novie “Jean” Reeves on April 13, 1946 and celebrated 64 years together. Mr. Reeves worked as a mechanic and pipeliner and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in his free time. He was a longtime member of the Galloway United Methodist Church and loved to listen to the gospel singing’s at Logan. Mr. Reeves is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Clara Walker, Mary Harrison, Winnie Reeves, Jennie Yount, Lerlene White, Earl Reeves and Edward Reeves.

Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Jean Reeves of Galloway; brother-in-laws, James Sholar and wife Wanda of Petal, MS, Roger Wiggins of Galloway; sister-in-laws, Gladys Reeves of Houston, Ethel Mumm and husband Paul of Tenaha; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The Reeves family would like to give a special thanks to Panola Care and Rehab, Dr. Keith Keeling and His PA, Angie Hardee and Heartsway Hospice.

Serving as pallbearers are David White, Kenneth White, Douglas White, John Sholar, Jerry Harrison, Lucky Buchanan. Honorary pallbearer is Dennis White.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


12/08/2010

J.T. Adams, 58, of Lufkin, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 in Arkansas City, Kansas. He was born March 21, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to John R. Adams and Betty Lovell Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. J.C. Dawson and Bro. Chris Fleniken officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be John Yarbrough, Woody Jernigan, Johnny Dawson, Tyler Dawson, Alex Fleniken, Brad Turner and Sonny Donaldson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Adams of Lufkin

Son, Nathan Adams and wife Sandy of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Alisa Adams
Audry Overton
A. J. Overton
Avery Brewington

Mother, Betty Adams of Center

Sister, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.T. of Silsbee

Brother, John David Adams of Center

Also numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, John R. Adams

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


Bennie Fred Askew, age 95 of the Clever Creek Community passed away, Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 5pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 10, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Elbert Jones, Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Larry Askew officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Askew was born November 2, 1915 in Shelby County to parents, William King Askew & Charity (Creech) Askew. Mr. Askew has pastored at Mt. Herman Baptist Church and New Bethel Baptist Church and he served as interim pastor for Harmony Baptist & Patroon Missionary Baptist Church and assistant pastor at Clever Creek Baptist Church where he was a member. He was a past member of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge # 32.

Mr. Askew is preceded in death by his parents, William & Charity (Creech) Askew,
Wife, Ethel Marie Askew, Son, Glen Askew, wife, Alice Matthews Askew and 6 Brothers; Americus Askew, Cary Askew, Monroe Askew, Robert Askew, Eugene Askew, Jewel Askew and 4 Sisters; JoAnna McDonald, Evie Wright, Bertie Enmon & Lela Askew.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Jeannene Helms & husband, Tom of Center

Grandchildren: Mark Helms & wife, Jennifer of Rockwall, Texas
Lori Krull of Rowlett, Texas
4 Great Grandchildren: Jenna, Tyler & Conner Helms
And Ethan Krull

Numerous Nieces, Nephews Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers will be: Chuck Bailey, Will Baty, Walt Baty, Spencer McFarland, Wesley Warr,
Ronnie Clark, Ray Askew & Robert Askew

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


12/07/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy George Lister, 77, will be Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center with Rev. Lucian Tatum officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 10, 2010 at Hicks Mortuary Chapel in Center, Texas from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Mr. Tommy George Lister died Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Nacogodoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Lister is survived by:

Wife, Mildred Lister of Center

Sons: Tommy Dewuane Lister and wife, Felicia of Thousand Oaks, California; Keith Lister and wife, Brenette of Spring, Texas; and Anthony Lister and wife, Monica of Cypress, California

Daughter, Jill Bolling and husband, Carl of Long Beach, California

Mother, Rowsie Lister of Long Beach, California

Brothers: Yendell Lister and wife, Margaret of Los Angeles, California and Wendell Lister and wife, Marlene of Los Angeles, California.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary Chapel, Center, Texas


12/06/2010

Funeral services for Era Maxine Williams 78, of Rosenberg, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, TX, with Pastor Byron Williams officiating. Interment is to follow on Tuesday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX, with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Darryl Williams, Doug Cavender, Andy Cavender, Richard Veyna, Frank Lombardo, and Barry Lebus.
Visitation took place from7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Avenue, in Rosenberg.

Maxine, whom many of her family called ‘Macky,’ was born July 14, 1932, to Leona Williams and A.A. Dean, and she was preceded in death by both of her parents; her younger sister, Georgia Viola Dean; and her husband of 54 years, M.W. Williams. She died at the Oak Bend Skilled Nursing Facility after suffering from lung disease for the past month.
She is survived by her sister, Hazel Dean Williams and husband, K.P. of Center, TX; brother, Tommy Dean and wife, Peggy of Livingston, TX; daughter, Rhonda Williams Cavender and husband, Doug of Rosenberg, TX; daughter, Karen Williams Lombardo and husband, Frank of Houston, TX; son, Darryl Williams and wife, Cassie Shafer of Hanover, MD; daughter, Felecia Williams Lebus and husband, Barry of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren: Carlos Sherrell, Beth Cavender Veyna (and husband Richard), Andy Cavender, Nina Lombardo, Christopher Lombardo, Darryl Lebus, and Drew Lebus; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac Hall and Maya Sherrell.

She moved several times throughout her lifetime, but three churches and the people that she came to love there were especially precious to her: First Baptist Church of Genoa, Texas; First Baptist Church of Fairfield, Texas, and Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas.

Maxine devoted her life to following Jesus, whom she knew as her personal Lord and Savior, and to being a good wife and mother. Her children “rise up and call her blessed,” and her family feels certain that when she entered heaven, she heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Her last days were difficult, but she looked forward to heaven. Her only regret was leaving her family. She loved people, and they loved her right back. She will be greatly, greatly missed.

The family has requested that memorials to honor Maxine go to support missionary work in Nicaragua. They may be sent c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Avenue, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
For those wishing, tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Williams family at www.daivsgreenlawnfh.com.
Service arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, 281-341-8800.


12/02/2010

Carrie Ella Powell passed away in a Kaufman hospital on Nov. 23, 2010. Carrie was born in the Mark Out community Jan. 22, 1918 to Charles Williams and Maude Hollums.

Carrie moved to Crandall when she started school and lived the rest of her life in Crandall. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crandall. Carrie married Barney James Rushing in 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1956. Carrie then married Benjamin Clay Powell and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Carrie is survived by her sons, J. L. Rushing of Gilmer, Charles Rushing of Center, Edward Rushing of Garland and Harold Rushing of Whitney; daughters, Betty Curtis of Seven Points and Melba Davis of Crandall; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Crandall with interment following in Crandall Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com.


12/01/2010

Freeda Curtis Gandy, 63, of Houston, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Rather Cemetery with Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating.

She was born April 8, 1947 in Shelby County to Vance Curtis and Bernice (Luman) Curtis Ford. She was a member of Willow Meadows Baptist Church in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Vance Curtis, Husband, Sterling Gandy, Jr. Grandparents, Lum and Dollie Luman and Special Aunt, Martha McCary.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Bernice Ford of Houston

Daughter:
Janet Davis of Longview

Daughter: JoAnn Peterson & husband, Bill of Panama City, FL

2 Granddaughters:
Caitlin Roberts & husband, Brent of Longview
Lacey Love Peterson of Panama City, FL

2 Sisters: Rose Shaffer of Houston
Elizabeth Ballard of Little Rock, Ark
Brother: Nathan Renfro & wife, Patricia of Houston
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Rose Marie GeBron Hand went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, November 28, 2010. Rose was born in Dallas, TX on March 11, 1936 to Samual and Pauline (Rahal) GeBron. She was the youngest of five children and the only girl. Her brothers, Dave GeBron, Robert GeBron (deceased), Gene T. GeBron and Victor GeBron, all of the Dallas area, loved their little sister.

Rose Marie was blessed with six pregnancies, all of Dallas, the first, a baby boy passed at birth. Her second child, Rebecca Jo (Winfrey) Greenburg was born January 1958. Becky had two children, Steven C. Wade and Jessica L. Greenburg. Becky lost her life to cancer January 13, 1994.

Ronald Mark Winfrey was born 1961 and has one child Rebekah Dawn Winfrey.

Rachel Maynette (Winfrey – Rickman) Campbell was born 1963 and now resides in East Texas with her husband Rick. Rachel has three children and three grandchildren with two more due in the next few months. Her children are Christopher R. Rickman and wife, Kathleen. They have three children, Christopher Michael, Corinne Faye and Corissa Lena-Marie. They are expecting their fourth child in mid 2011. Autumn Shae (Rickman) Smith and husband Justin are expecting their first child, a boy, in March 2011. And, Kathryn Maynette Rickman, not married.

Jack Lance Knearem and wife, Kim has one child, Lauren Marie Knearem. Jack was born 1970. Kevin Keith Knearem passed away at 4 months of age of SIDS.

During her time as a single mom, Rose worked for the Marriott Corp., and attended El Centro College and Richland College both in Dallas. Rose Marie was a champion bowler in the National Amateur Bowlers, Inc. and the Women’s Amateur Bowlers Assoc. She enjoyed the friendly competition and skill needed in bowling.

Over the past several years, Rose Marie carried a heavy burden of caring for her husband Charles as he battled heart disease. Then continuing on with the care of her mom, Pauline, till her mom's passing in late 2010 at the age of 99. Rose Marie continued to work through all. She was employed for the last four years at BigLots!, in North Richland Hills, TX as a cashier.

Rose leaves each of her loved ones with a special memory of their own to carry on with them, A memory so special that only a mom can give her children. Her love was felt throughout her widespread family. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins were blessed with the love that Rose gave. She will be surely missed.

Rose Marie will be laid to rest on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 12:00pm. Mass/Service will be at 12 Noon with burial immediately following.
Online guest book can be signed at www.calvaryhilldallas.com Directions and other information can be found at this site as well.

11/30/2010

Funeral Services for Johnny Ikner IV "Lil Ike", 27, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010. He was born December 6, 1982 to Johnny Ikner III and Eva Joyce Ikner.

He is Survived by:
Daughter Brooklyn Ikner
Daughter Breanna Adams
Son Trey Ikner
Mother Eva Ikner
Stepfather Tommy Gardner
Brothers Chatrick Hines and wife Ashley Hines, TJ Ikner, Chris Dock, & Darron Dock
Sisters LaShundra Ikner, Shaquilla Butler, Johnesha Ikner, Ashley Ikner and Brittney Gardner
Nieces De'Asijah Ikner, Derrionna Duncan, Carleah Duncan, Adrianna Hines, Taylor Hines and Kaydence Hines
Janiya Butler, Taniya Gardner, and Aniya Dock
Nephew Chris Dock Jr.
Girlfriend Brandy Whitton

Visitation will be Friday, December 3, 2010 at Community Funeral Home at 6pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11am at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


Frank Otis King, Jr., 68, of Center, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date in New Mexico.

He was born November 17, 1942 in Magdalena, NM to Frank Otis King, Sr. and Dolores L. Cavasos. He served in the U.S. Navy and he was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Belva King.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Sharolyn Shaw of Michigan

2 Sons:
Sonny King of Utah
Thomas King of Utah
Brother, Jim King of Robert E. Lee, TX
Sister, Katherine Hulse of Truth or Consequences, Mexico

Step Children:
Peggy Richards of Shreveport, LA
John Richards & wife, Denise of Santa Fe, TX
Vernon Richards of Colorado Springs, CO

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


11/29/2010

Harold Allan Ellison, Jr. age 63 of Logansport, LA, passed away, Monday, November 22, 2010 at his residence after a brief battle of cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Logansport.

Mr. Ellison was born, August 4, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Parents, Harold Allan Ellison, Sr. and Myrtie Belle Foster Ellison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Ellison.

He is survived by:
His wife of 34 years, Frances Ellison of Logansport, LA
Daughter, Cari Michelle Allen & Husband, Neil of San Antonio
Granddaughter, Madeline Allen
2 Sisters:
Saunnie Box of Gerogetown
Charlotte Shram of Livingston

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the refurbishing fund for the youth & music parsonage at First Baptist Church of Logansport, 1009 Gum St. Logansport, LA 71049, In memory of Harold “Buddy” Ellison.

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfunerahome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas 75935


 

11/26/2010

Margie Norden, 74 of Center passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010.  She was born February 8, 1936 in Shelby County to Jack Hanks and Mora Fulson Hanks. Ms Norden was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held rom 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday November 27, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews:
Linda Daniels of Center
Robert Morciglio of Port Arthur
Juan Morciglio of Port Arthur
Anita Marie Garcia of Port Arthur

Twelve Great Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Jack and Nora Fulson Hanks
Three Sisters
One Brother
Special Friend, Allen Bearden

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


11/24/2010

Brady Clark, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at a Tyler hospice. He was born July 30, 1923 in Shelby County to Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Masonic graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Clark, Cade Clark, Anthony Clark, Dustin Clark, Richard Baack, Bradley Baldwin and Darrell McDaniel.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Angela Clark McCaa & husband Jerry of College Station

Son, Blain Clark, joined by Kim Krauskopf of Center

Granddaughter, Heather Clark Moody & husband Donny of Center

Grandsons:
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Center
Todd Clark & wife Darlene of Center
Colin Clark of Center
Will Corbell & wife Laura of Houston

Special Grandson, Michael Dean of Center

Sister, Elsie McDaniel of Campti

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark
Wife, Dorothy Clark
Son, Larry Clark
Brothers, Elton Clark and Leo Clark

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


11/22/2010

Alicia Gomez, age 47, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 in Tenaha.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10am until service time. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born Jan. 8, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to parents, Elmer Pugh and Dorothy Martin Pugh.

She is survived by:
Husband, Jose Gomez of Tenaha

Mother, Dorothy Pugh of Gilmer
Father, Elmer Pugh & fiance’ Kay of Frankston

Children:
Kevin Pugh & fiance’ Jacinda of Tenaha
Jeffrey Pugh of Longview
Elizabeth Gomez & husband, Arnold of Tenaha
Ernest Gomez of Longbranch

Grandchildren:
Nicholas Pugh, Miguel Martinez, Xavier Martinez, Ernest Martinez & unborn baby Pugh

Sister, Annin Pugh of Gilmer
Brother, Roland Pugh of Frankston

Nephews: Wesley DuBose of Arizona
Ryan Pugh of Gilmer
Niece: Bryanna Boone of Kilgore

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center,Texas


Anese Hickman, 81, of Carthage, passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at her home. She was born November 13, 1929 in Logansport, Louisiana to Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd. Mrs. Hickman attended Galloway Methodist Church. She was a member of Telephone Company Pioneers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Mervin Scott and Chaplain Arnold Shrewsbury officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Preston Hickman of Galloway

Daughter, Yvette Good & husband Rany of Haslet

Son, John Hickman & wife Sonya of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:
Matthew Good and wife Desarae, Case Hickman, and Cherish Hickman

Great Grandchildren, Grace May and Braden May

Sisters:
Jo Titsworth & husband N.C. of Dequeen
Pheby Boyd Brown of Galloway

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd
Sister, Sue Hickman

Memorials can be made in Mrs. Hickman’s name to Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas, 437 Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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



Mark Allen Kenderdine, 38, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 5, 1972 to Arthur Kenderdine and Joy Galloway. He graduated from Center High School in 1990. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Brother, Aaron Kenderdine, Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Kenderdine, Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Galloway, and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Hookey & Anita Nichols.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary Kenderdine of Center
Sons:
Adam Kenderdine of Center
Scott Nash of Center
Father: Arthur Kenderdine & wife, Martha of Carthage
Mother:
Joy Thomas & husband, Bobby of Center
Brothers:
Clifton Kenderdine of Carthage
Troy Kenderdine & wife, Julie of Carthage
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-laws:
Barbara Walton & husband, Terry of Center
Rose Fuller & husband, Johnny of Center
Carol Andrews & husband, Russell of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a Host of Friends
Pallbearers:
Melvin Broadway, James Fults, Jay Robertson,
Patrick Nethery, Clifton Kenderdine and Troy Kenderdine
Honorary Pallbearers:
Adam Kenderdine, Scott Nash and Daniel Walton

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


Jackie “Buddy” Boyett, 31, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born October 31, 1979 in Carthage to Jackie Boyett Sr. and Betsy Mikesh Byrd. Mr. Boyett was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haslam and a member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Wife, Kelly Boyett of Logansport

Mother & Stepfather, Betsy and Jimmy Byrd of Carthage

Father, Jackie Boyett of Joaquin

Sisters:
Sherry Roberts and husband Blake of Nacogdoches
Gabrielle Boyett of Nacogdoches

Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law, Gwen & Don Truitt of Logansport

Nieces:
Kenzi Roberts, Lanie Truitt, Lexie Truitt

Nephew, Bryce Roberts

Step Grandparents, Betty and Don Coffman of Palestine

Also numerous cousins, in laws, and friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Johnnie and Bernice Boyett and Raymond and Betty Mikesh

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

Letha Henderson, 98, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home. She was born July 15, 1912 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Houston Taylor and Nettie Jane Langford Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Logansport.

She is survived by:

Sister, Christine Ward of Center

Niece, Myrna Faye Lloyd and husband Jimmy L. of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nephew, Earl Kendall Threet & wife Shawn of Oklahoma

Also many great nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Husband, Major Carl “M.C.” Henderson
Brother, Robert Leonard Taylor

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


11/20/2010

Barbara Parker, 72, of Center, died Saturday, November 20, 2010. Services for Barbara Parker
will be at 3:00pm Tuesday, November 23, 201.0 at Watson and Sons funeral Horne with Pastor
Beax Wiebolo officiating, internment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be
tMonday from 5pm to 7pm.

Pallbearers will be: Lark Gilchrist, Jerry Hudspeth, Dakota Hudspeth, Austin Gilchrist, Victor
Blevins and William Griffith, Jr.

Barbara Parker; was born on December 30, 1937 in Center Tx to Austin and Ruby Smith Walker.
She was a devoted Housewife to James Parker and a loving and carinq mother of four. She
went to be wth our Lord on November 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing home which had been
her home for over 11 years.

Survivors are children:
Larry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.
Sherrie and Husband Victor Belvins of Timpson, TX
Terry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.

Grandchildren:
Jerri and wife Misty Hudspeth of BoBo, Tx.
April and husband Lark Gilchrist of Center, TX
Chrystal and husband Will Crabtree of Kannapolis, N.C.

Great grandchildren:
Brylie and Adrial Hudspeth of BoBo, TX
Dakota Hudspeth
Sierra Harvey, Austin and Tori Gilchrist of Center, TX
Hannah and Madison Crabtree, Destiny Hobson of Kannapolis N.C.

Proceeded in death by: Father Austin Walker, mother Ruby Walker, Husband James Nelson
Parker; son Jerry Austin Parker, Daughter-in-law Dianna Verhs, son-in-law Dennis Fuller,2 great
grandsons Erik Logan and Shawn Brayden Hudspeth


11/19/2010

Evelyn Myrle Stewart Blackwell, 86 of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. She was born February 15, 1924 in Lamesa, Texas to Paul Rust Stewart. Ms. Blackwell was a christian wife and mother.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 21,2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Smith Cemetery with Bro. Ardie Brown officiating.

She is survived by:

Children:
Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Jr. and wife, Mara of Alameda, CA
Paul Robert Blackwell and wife, Katherine of Nacogdoches
Mary Lee Blackwell of Center
Barbara Carol Blackwell Braddock and husband, Kenneth of Center.

Sister: Lola Faye Richardson of Centerpoint, TX

Grandchildren:
Heather Katherine Blackwell Marcum & husband, George
Jennifer Mary Blackwell Higgins, M.D. & husband, Samuel
LiAnna Barbara Bittick & husband, Wayne Weldin
Jon Miles Braddock & wife, Nichole
Amanda Faith Bittick
Joshua David Bittick
Paul Ryan Blackwell
Hardy Westbrook Blackwell
Forrest Daniel Blackwell

Great Grandchildren:
MiKennah Noelle Bartley
James Caden Braddock
Samuel Herston Higgins
Myla Kennedy Braddock
Anna Katherine Higgins
Benjamin Harold Higgins

Proceeded in death by:
Husband, Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Sr.
Parents, Paul Rust and Velma Lee Westbrook Stewart.
One brother, William Clemens Stewart

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


James Rogers McCann, 76, of Stonewall, Louisiana, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He passed away peacefully after a long battle with heart disease. He was born June 21, 1934 in Tenaha, Texas to Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann. Jim grew up in Basile, Louisiana but returned to Tenaha to finish high school and marry his high school sweetheart, Juana Bowlin. He was employed by Kast Metals Foundry in Shreveport for 28 years, and was also on the Caddo Parish School Board for 13 years, having retired from both. When his wife retired from Highland Hospital in 1999, they moved back to Tenaha and enjoyed retirement for over 11 years. They recently moved to Stonewall to be near their children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ebey, III, John Ebey, James Pitman, Chad Pitman, Todd Boone and Keith Martin.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Juana Bowlin McCann of Stonewall

Daughters:
Kathy M. Ebey & husband Fred of Stonewall
Paula M. Pitman & husband Rex of Shreveport
Elaine McCann & Todd Boone of Stonewall

Grandsons:
Fred Ebey, III and Virginia Rouse
John Ebey & wife Meredith
James Pitman & wife Barbara
Chad Pitman & wife Amy

Great Grandchildren:
Hunter Ebey, Hayden Ebey, Hannah Ebey, Addi Ebey, Izabella Pitman and Riley Pitman

Sister, Joan Arnold & husband Michael of Cottage Grove, Oregon

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann
Brothers, Billy Ray and Merwyn McCann

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


Wilma Campbell, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. B. A. Morris officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 15, 1930 to William Perry and Aileen English Corbell. She was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Aileen Corbell and Husband, Elmo Campbell.

She is survived by:
Son:
Larry “Elmo” Campbell of Nacogdoches
Daughter:
Brenda Kaye Garner & husband, Tim of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
J.P. Fenton & wife, Jessica of Mission
Joey Garner of Center
Haberlyn Campbell
Trevor Campbell
Great Grandchildren:
Darren & Darbie Fenton
Kendrick Arnold, Jr. & Haylee Arnold
Brothers:
Gordon Corbell & wife, Nell of Shelbyville
Billy Jack Corbell & wife, Sue of Huxley
Gerald Corbell & wife, Jean of Center
Pallbearers:
Shane Crobell, Gerald Corbell, Jr., Darren Fenton,
Trevor Campbell, Kirk Corbell, and Craig Jordan

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


11/18/2010

William “Tom” Garrett passed away November 14, 2010. He was born August 4, 1931 to the late William and Bertha Polley Garrett. Upon his mothers premature death, he was raised by Floyd and Martha Garrett. During this time a special bond was generated with play brothers Ray, Lawrence, Joe, Willie and sister Linda.

He found Christ at an early age at East Liberty Baptist Church . He later joined East Hamilton Baptist Church both located in Shelbyville, Texas .

He married Queen Esther Moore on December 10, 1955 to this union two daughters were born. Pearl McLendon (A.L.) and Robbie Garrett both of Center.  He leaves to cherish his memory four grandchildren Rochelle Garrett , O’Bryan Land, Denise and Asia Garrett. Three brothers Sam Garrett (Judy), Lee Garrett both of Bullard, Texas, A.J Garrett (Jean) of Beaumont, and sister Olivia Cameron (Martin) of Chandler, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, November 19th at Hicks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 20th at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Brinson officiating.


11/17/2010

Helen Jean Moore, age 79 of the Hutchinson Mountain Community died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born October 26, 1931 at Huff, Arkansas to William Lee and Lorena Helen (Turner) Gould. She was a retired elementary school teacher with 31 years of service having taught at Southside, Bono and Concord Schools. She was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Maranda Estes Verser.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dale Moore of the home, two sons, Steve Moore of Hutchinson Mountain Community, Randal Moore of Evening Shade, two daughters, Marilyn Brown of Arp, Texas, Linda Sherwood of Murphy, Texas, four brothers, Arthur Gould of Tacoma, Washington, Bob Gould of Newark, Ervin Gould of Avinger, Texas and Calvin Gould of Jacksonville, Texas, one sister, Margaret Freeman of Center, Texas, ten grandchildren, Jennifer Gholson of Henderson, Texas, Brad Brown of Adairsville, Georgia, Kyle Brown of Arp, Texas, Hannah Moore of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Adam McLoy of Jonesboro, Abigail McLoy of Hollister, Missouri, Andrew McLoy of Charleston, South Carolina, Kailyn Conley of Piggott, Aaron Estes of Evening Shade and Brooke Sherwood of Austin, Texas and eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Ervin Gould, Bro. Calvin Gould and Bro. Matt Gholson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kyler Cemetery located at Southside with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brad Brown, Kyle Brown, Adam McLoy, Andrew McLoy, Aaron Estes and Matt Gholson.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Brown and Craig Sherwood.

Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,www.billygraham.org, Phone: 1-877-247-2426.


11/16/2010

Mildred Allsbrooks, 61, of Center, passed away November 15, 2010, at a Shreveport hospice. She was born May 26, 1949. Mrs. Allbrooks was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Waterman Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Clara Oliver Williams of Waterman

Husband, John Allsbrooks of Waterman

Sons:
Clinton Risinger and wife Brenda of Shelbyville
Jess Allsbrooks of Center
John Allsbrooks & wife Lisa of Nacogdoches

Daughter, DeJuana Risinger of Carthage

Sisters:
Ann Polvadore & husband Roy of Center
Ellen Hearne & husband Roy of Center
Debra Peavy of Carthage

Special Grandson, Colton Risinger

Grandchildren:
Nicky, Jessica, Trey, Marinia, Ivy, Makayla, Autumn and Ruby

Five Great Grandchildren

Special Cousin, Betty Mills of San Augustine

Special Friends, Debbie & Diane


11/12/2010

Nicholas Edward Winstine, age 25 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. Father Michael Snyder will officiate at the service.

Nicholas was a native of Slidell, LA, and lived in Carriere, MS for the past eighteen years. He was a casino dealer and worked as a secuirty guard at Gulf coast Casinos. Nicholas was also employed by the New Orleans Superdome. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. His hobbies were playing pool, bowling, darts and watching the New Orleans Saints.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Avery J. Bostick, Edward L. Winstine Sr., Louise Sekinger, and Ronald Sekinger. Survivors include his parents, Janet Bostick Magee and husband Edward of Carriere, MS, and Dennis R. Winstine Sr. and wife Sharon of Shelbyville, TX, his siblings, Dennis R. Winstine Jr., Quentin Scott Winstine, Erin Bordelon and husband Kirk, Ryan Magee, Devin Delaney, Daniel Delaney, his grandparents, Mary R. Bostick, Samuel L. Montgomery Jr., and Mamie "Jerrie" Montgomery, his Godmother, Beverly Winstine, aunts and uncles, Natalie Bostick, Dale Winstine Sr., Carmel Henley, cousins, Kyle, Christina and Victoria Bordelon, Tina and Bryan Camaro, Dale Winstine Jr., Jesse Winstine, several other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nicholas had numerous sincere friends, and will be profoundly missed by all.

Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Obituary, Register Book, and Driving Directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.


Jackie Warren “JW” Eaves, Sr., 75, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 at his home. He was born September 1, 1935 in Keatchie, Louisiana to Eugene Eaves and Ola Mae Amburn Eaves.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. E.J. Adams and Bryan Kerr officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Hurst, Bradley Kerr, Douglas Lynn Eaves, Jr., Brandon Lynn Eaves, Steven Eugene Eaves, Dustin Bridges, Donald Allen Hick, Jr. and Leslie Warren Hicks.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Adell Eaves of Tenaha

Sons:
Jackie Warren Eaves, Jr. & wife Ginger of Tenaha
Tommy Eaves & wife Rebecca of Tenaha
Douglas Eaves, Sr. of Joaquin
Larry Joe Eaves & wife Delicia of Center

Daughters:
Debra Pratt & husband Gaylon of Joaquin
Elaine Hicks and husband Donald, Sr. of Tenaha
Angela Hurst & husband Edward of Tenaha
Becky Bridges & husband Willy of Tenaha
Brandy Kerr & husband Bryan of Nacogdoches

Grandkids:
Dustin Bridges, Heather Bridges, Rebekah Bridges, Bradley Kerr, Brittany Kerr, Jonathon Hurst, Kristen Dominguez & husband Jimmy, Donald Allen Hicks, Jr. & wife Wendy, Leslie Hicks and wife Jenny, Michelle Partlow, Christina Simms & husband Ricky, Jasa Rodgers, James Eaves, Cynthia Hutto & husband Chad, Steven Eaves & wife Candice, Douglas Eaves, Jr. & wife Jaclyn, Brandon Eaves & wife Harley, and Justin Eaves , Amber Lynn Eaves, KP, and Harley

Sisters:
Barbara Stweart and Husband Author of Tenaha
Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Sister-in-Law, Maurice Eaves of Tenaha

Also numerous great grandkids, nieces and nephews

Seventeen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Eugene and Ola Eaves
Infant Daughter, Cynthia Eaves
Brothers, Floyd Eaves, James Eaves, Buddy Eaves, and Bobby Joe Eaves
Sister, Jean McGee and Eva Jane Eaves

A special thanks to Heartsway Hospice.

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


11/10/2010

Jean Strong Sorsby, 73, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born January 31, 1937 in Joaquin to Robert and Clem Strong. Mrs. Sorsby was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Past Worthy Matron with the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Alfred Sorsby of Huxley

Son, Carl “Bubba” Hatcher & wife Goldie of Logansport

Grandsons:
Luke Hatcher of Center
Preston Hatcher of Houston

Granddaughters:
Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg
Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport

Great Granddaughters:
Ashleigh Byrd of Logansport
Kara Hatcher of Houston
Colby Hall of Pittsburg
Emaley Hall of Pittsburg

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher and Kim Sorsby

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


Gracie Odell Mills, 93, of Corsicana, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Corsicana nursing home. She was born April 23, 1917 in Center to Bascom Bradshaw and Sara Victoria Taylor Bradhsaw. Ms. Mills was a homemaker and seamstress. She was also a life-long member of Short Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Phyllis Everett & husband Harley of Chandler, Arizona
Vickie Steele & husband Billy of Corsicana

Grandchildren:
Leah Lozano & husband Paul
Bradley Steel & wife Carla
Brent Steele & wife Wendy

Great Grandchildren:
Ambria, Jacob, Jaimen, Dalton, Montana, Bryar and Colt

Sister, Opal Hughes of Center

Brother, Jimmy Bradshaw & wife Myrline of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bascom Bradshaw and Sarah Victoria Taylor Bradshaw
Husband of 51 years, Clyde Mills
Brother, Doc Bradshaw
Sisters, Polly Adams and Ercel Holcomb
Special Nephew, Charlie Holcomb

Special thanks to the caring staff of Heritage Oaks West, Family First Hospice and Dr. Ken Rogers.

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


Beth Hopkins Spurlock, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1929 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins. Ms. Spurlock was a member of the XYX Club of Shelby County and the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters: Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center

Grandsons: Jerry McDaniel of Joaquin, Todd McDaniel of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren: Austin Sims of Center, Treven Sims of Center, Jace Addison Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin, Hayes McDaniel of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law: E.C. McSwain of Houston, Kenneth Spurlock & wife Lottie of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, June Spurlock
Parents, James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins

Memorials can be made in Ms. Spurlock’s name to the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary.

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


11/09/2010

Tara Lea Windham Blue was born August 16, 1971 in Center to Earl Windham and Frances Ellafay Barton Windham. Tara has been missing since November 2001. Memorial services will be held for her at 4:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Henry Hughes officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Layla Rae Blue of Lufkin

Mother, Frances Perez of Center

Father and Step-Mother, Earl Windham and Bonnie of Center

Sisters:
Jeannette Biggars & husband Marvin Earl of Leesville, Louisiana
Rena Howard & husband Mike of Center
Michelle Jackson & husband Cecil of Center

Nieces:
Frances “Tana” Gallegos & husband Rosendo of Center
Danie Flores of Center
Jackie Flores of Houston
Rachel Movales of Leesville, Louisiana

Nephews:
Jameson Scott Hughes of Center
Devin Lloyd Jackson of Center
Douglas Leo Jackson of Center

Also numerous great nieces, great nephews, aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Donald Ray Blue
Paternal Grandparents, Lonnie & Mildred Windham
Maternal Grandfather, Leon Barton
Maternal Grandmother, Ava Bessie Woods

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


11/08/2010

Erasto Hernandez, Sr. , 59, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will Monday, November 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 26, 1951 in Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Mexico to Gabriel and Rosa Hernandez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Gabriel Hernandez and Wife, Maria Hernandez.

He is survived by:
Children: Valdemar & Maura Hernandez, Edith & Abraham Chavira, Gustavo Hernandez, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez, Mayte & Jose Rios

Grandchildren:Almaleyda, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, Yareli, Brenda, Lexie Dayana and Marvin

Mother: Rosa Hernandez of Mexico

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


11/07/2010

Mrs. Deby Fitzgerald, 57, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Friday, November 05, 2010 in san Augustine, Texas. She was born March 08, 1952 in Texas City, Texas to the parents of Vertis Wall and Sybil Spell Wall.

Visitation will be Monday, 11/08/2010 from 5:00 til 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church Broaddus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas with Bro. Wayne Barth officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Curtis Fitzgerald of Broaddus, Texas

Sons: Shane Fitzgerald and wife Brandy of Kingsport, TN; Shawn Fitzgerald and wife Missy of Mt. Enterprise

Daughter: Bliss Ray and Husband Mickey of Broaddus, Texas

Sisters: Sharon Dawson of Nacogdoches; Carolyn McDaniel of Broaddus, Pam Morgan of Diboll

Grandchildren: Bryce, Brayden, Hayley, Karly, Briley, Lancy, Tanner, Taylor, Brooke, Nigel, Niles, Bub, Shelbie, and Layta

She was preceded in death by her parents Vertis and Sybil Wall

Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Online Obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemeory.com/wymanroberts.


Fern Hensarling, 89 of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas. Fern Hensarling was born March 28, 1921, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Wood Pate and Lucindy (Goodwin) Pate.

Mrs. Hensarling was a member of Attoyac Missionary Baptist, being, not the oldest member, but being the longest time member. She dearly loved her church and her family.

She is survived by her children Sue and Bo Taylor of Longview, Clifford and Nelda Hensarling of San Augustine, and Ronald Hensarling of San Augustine; grandchildren Scott and Melanie Taylor, Jeff ad Ava Hensarling, Jennifer Meador, and Jess Hensarling; great-grandchildren Dustin Wisenhunt, Ashleigh Wisenhunt, Kaleigha Ray, Madison Taylor, Merrick Taylor and Kiaya Ray; twin sister Faye Mills of San Augustine; sister-in-law Elaine Turner; and special friend Gloria Garrett of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Lamar Hensarling; son Wafford Lamar Hensarling; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Servivces will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m., in Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Mills and Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Monday, November 8, 2010, 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Attoyac Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Hensarling, Kenneth Hensarling, Rhonnie Joe Evett, Stephen Mills, Tim Turner and Lewis Butler.

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


11/05/2010

Mr. Lucious "L.T." Thornton, age 89, entered into rest at a local nursing home in San Augustine, Texas, on November 4, 2010. He was born June 21, 1921, in San Augustine County, to the late Wyley and Maggie "Wells" Thornton.

He is survived by his sons, Ronald Thornton and wife Kathy of Chireno, Ray Thornton of San Augustine, Lynn Thornton of San Augustine, Tom Thornton of San Augustine, Charles "Hoss" Thornton and wife Linda of San Augustine, Hollis Thornton of San Augustine, and William "Bud" Thornton of San Augustine; daughters, Ida Bell Butler and husband Cornell of San Augustine, Mary Sue Wall and husband Robert of Newton, Pat Thornton of San Augustine, and Peggy Brown and husband Jerry of Chireno; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Mattie Ruth Coulter and Katie Lue Chambers, both of San Augustine.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Thornton, son Donald Thornton, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in Macune Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday evening, November 5, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M..

Online obituary and codolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


11/03/2010

Charles H. Brannen, Jr., 94, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born June 25, 1916 in Angelina County to Charles H. Brannen, Sr. and Mary E. Weeks Brannen. Mr. Brannen was a member of First Methodist Church in Center. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories in Lufkin.

She is survived by:

Wife, Mae Dell Brannen of Center

Daughter, Brenda Applequist & husband Ed of Center

Grandson, Cary Applequist of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mary Estelle Alatalo
Brother, James A. Brannen

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

 

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10/31/2010

Mr. Harold Loyd “Sally” Perkins, 89, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.
     
Mr. Perkins was born April 11, 1921, in the Redland community of Angelina County to Ross and Azilie (Beard) Perkins. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 44 years of service. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.
          
Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Opal Perkins; children, Pam Albin and husband Terry of Spring, Hal Perkins and wife Jennifer of Houston, Rhonda Barnhart and husband Jeff of Cushing, and Tracy Buzonas and husband Jeff of Spring; grandchildren, Cody Albin, Margot Perkins, Harry Perkins, Joslyn Buzonas, and Cassie Buzonas; and sisters, Nona Reynolds and Janice Goldman.
      
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Shae Albin; brothers, Dr. Glen Perkins, Norman Perkins, Joe Perkins, and Paul Perkins; and sisters, Joyce St. John and Janette Biggs.
      
Services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.
     
Memorials may be made to the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church Building Fund; 1711 South Street; Nacogdoches, TX 75964-6152.
     
Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


10/29/2010

Maggie Lovell Adams, 84, of Center, passed Friday, October 29, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born September 16, 1926 in Shelby County to Carl L. Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite Eaves. Mrs. Adams was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Waller and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Adam Barbee, Bradley Lovell, Tom Fitzgerald, Keith Tindall, Chris Clark and Charles Conway. Honorary pallbearers will be Colton Bradford and Fredy Franke.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harlan Adams of Center

Sons:
Danny Lovell of Center
Steve Lovell & wife Patricia of Center

Daughters:
Sandra Baker & husband Calvin of Center
Renea Sander & husband Shirel of Center

Stepson, Marc Adams & wife Donna of Oregon

Stepdaughters:
Martha Sweat & husband John Blake of Houston
Joyce Edwards & husband Kenneth of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Dawn Hall & husband Oliver, Daphne Lovell, Kristy Barbee, Adam Barbee and wife Jamie, Shasta Lovell, Bradley Lovell and wife Casey, and Jessica Bradford and husband Colton

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister, Mildred Pierce & husband Leon of Nacogdoches

Also numbers step grandchildren and step great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Semmie Lovell
Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


10/28/2010

Maggie Pearl Daw, 87, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. She was born March 16, 1923 in Shelbyville to Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd. Ms. Daw was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bivens, Scott Shavers, Johnny Parker, Jr., Roger Askew, Jimmy Faulkner, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, and J.C. Cagle. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Daw, Burley Lamb, Joe Tom Schillings and Randy Dean.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Coleman Bivens & wife Dalene of Shelbyville
Jerry Bivens & wife Polly of Marshall

Daughters:
Glenda Parker & husband Johnny, Sr. of Woden
Debbie Askew & husband Glynn of Center
Teresa Johnson & husband Glenn of Shelbyville

Thirteen Grandchildren, Twenty-Six Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Latane Ramey of Denton

Sister-in-Law, Jimmie Dunham of Logansport

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd 
Husbands, Bice Bivens & J.B. Daw, Jr.
Grandson, Jerry Bivens, Jr.
Step Daughter, Ann Daw Williams

Memorials can be mad in Maggie’s name to First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

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


Bonnie Jean (Corley) Cathey, 85, of Conroe formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 1, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 25, 1925 to John Thomas and Mary Eva (Tippett) Corley. She was a member of Assembly of God of Conroe, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Mary Corley, Husband, Gerald Lee (PeeWee) Cathey, Daughter, Linda Noviski, Sister, Elizabeth Adams, Brother, James Rudolph Corley and Sister, Glatha Corley.

She is survived by:
Son:
Jerry Cathey of New Waverley 
Son:
Ricky Cathey & wife, Sherre of Willis 
Daughter:
Cynthia Wade of Lipan
10 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.T. Corley & wife Mary Ann of Pasadena 
Sister:
Shirley Alred of Canton
Sister-in-law:
Nell Travis of Pineland
Pallbearers:
Brannon Cathey, Chris Cathey, Jonathan Cathey,
Clark Cathey, Billy Alred, Cole Wade and Cliff Long

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


10/27/2010

Cliffton O'Neal Mitchell, age 21, of Tenaha passed away Monday morning at his residence in Tenaha, Texas. He was born June 21, 1989 in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Tenaha High School Special Events Center with Rev. Travis Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilliam Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Mother, Alice Morris and husband, Rev. Lynn Morris of Tenaha

Father, Rev. David Mitchell and wife, LaSonya Mitchell of Timpson

Brother, Cory Mitchell of Tenaha

Sisters, Bryana Shorne Mitchell of Center and Tyneka Morris of Nacogdoches.

Grandparents, Robert Harris of Tenaha and Rev. W.G. Morris and wife Oweeda of Nacogdoches.


Sharron Hagler, 63, of Shelbyville, passed Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at her home. She was born February 6, 1947 in Houston to James King and Ruby Lee Mills King. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. She had worked at Shelby Savings Bank since 1997.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Center United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Ed Johnson, Steve Waters, Jon Schillings, Will Lucas, Tim Hopkins and John Snider. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Shelby Savings Bank.

She is survived by:

Husband, James Hagler of Shelbyville

Sons:
Jamie Hagler & wife Holly of Shelbyville
Jason G. Adams & wife Lynn of Ft. Lewis, Washington

Mother, Lee King of Center

Brother, Duane King & wife Nancy of Johnson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Conda Hagler Adams of Center

Mother-in-Law, Jean Mills of Center

Grandchildren, Tristyn Hagler, Casey Adams, Christopher Adams, Marshall Adams, Garrett Adams, Heaven Adams and Denver Kalenevitch

One Great Grandchild

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Marshall King
Grandson, James Chance Hagler

Memorials can be made in Sharron’s name to Center United Pentecostal Church.

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


10/25/2010

Wayland Bacle Whiteside, 77, of Center, passed Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1933 in Center to J. Smith Whiteside and Lena McKennize Whiteside.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Stockton, Zach Mahan, Shawn Whiteside, Shane Whtieside, Michael Whiteside, Cecil Jackson, Randy Hughes and Kenny Hudson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dixie Whiteside of Center

Son, Darrell Whiteside of Center

Daughter, Dannie Helton of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Ella Nobles & husband Rev. Dee of Evans, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Donese Whiteside & David Whiteside
Grandson, Casey Whiteside

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

 


10/24/2010

Graveside services for Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson, age 71 of Center, will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Ms. Imo Jean Jackson is survived by:
Daughter: Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches
2 Grandchildren:
Allyson Clifton and fiance Josh A. Robinson of Austin
Ben Clifton of Nacogdoches
2 Sisters:
Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Eva Byars of Nacogdoches
Sister-in-law: Billie Wheeler of Center
Brother-in-laws:
Douglas Jackson and wife Marcell of Center
Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinity
Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville
Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville
Also a number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of Friends.

Ms. Jackson was preceded in death by:
Husband: Billy Joe Jackson
Son: Joe Jackson
Brother: Cecil Wheeler

Visitation will be held from12 noon until service time Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/23/2010

Jimmy Foster, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

He was born February 28, 1943 to Arthur Horace Cottrell and Selma Lilly.

He is preceded in death by his Mother and Step Father, Selma and Grady Alvis Foster, Brother, Richard Alvis Foster and Sisters, Karen Reyna, Amie Diana Foster and Pamela Ann Foster.

He is survived by:
Sisters and Brother:
Janice Phillips-Poupard of Coppell
Michelle Reid & husband, Richard of Tyler
Phyllis Ragle & husband, Porter Van of Canton
Kenneth Glenn Foster & wife, Anne of Rowlett
Katherine Anderson & husband, Robert of Carrolton
Carolyn Rhymes & husband, Jackie of Shreveport
Nieces and Nephews:
Cindy Brunson, Rhonda Engman, Craig Phillips, Crystal Phillips-Wilds, Ryan Poupard
Justin Ragle, Clifton Ragle, Devan Ragle
Kathrin McDonald and Lisa Anderson 
Other Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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



10/22/2010

Funeral services for Selvia Bradshaw, 87, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Pastor Walter Futch and Dean Jones officiating. Graveside services will follow at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Bradshaw was born September 8, 1923, in Aiken, Shelby County, Texas, to the late Pirley A. (Hooper) and Flozell Roberts. She died Friday, October 22, 2010 in a Lufkin nursing facility.

Ms. Bradshaw was a retired warehouse supervisor for Brookshire Brothers after more than 20 years of service, and had lived in Lufkin since 1957. She was also a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Ms. Bradshaw was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She had a love of cooking, ironing and reading her Bible.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Gaulden of Lufkin; granddaughter, Tisha Morris of Louisville, Kentucky; three great grandchildren, Jori Jones, Kelsey Jones and Logan Morris; step grandchildren, Michael Gaulden, Andrew Gaulden, Amy Landis and husband Larry, and Chris Gaulden, all of Tomball; seven step-great grandchildren; special sisters and brothers, Elsie Ward, Laverne Ward, Faye Jones, and Jessie Lee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ms. Bradshaw was preceded in death by a special brother, Hershel Lee, and a special sister, Hazel Pinkson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Gaulden, Chris Gaulden, Amy Landis, Larry Landis, Joe Langford and A.W. Wright. Junior pallbearer will be Logan Morris. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class.

The family extends a special thank you to Faye and Dean Jones for the devoted love and care shown to Ms. Bradshaw.

Memorials may be made to the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class at Trinity Baptist Church, 2909 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75901.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


10/21/2010

Henry Bailey, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 12, 1928 in Shelby County to James T. and Mamie (Permenter) Bailey.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James T. and Mamie Bailey.

He is survived by:
Wife:Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Sister:Christine Wood of Balch Springs
Niece:Carolyn Sipes 
Nephew:Craig Wood of Balch Springs

3 Sisters-in-law:
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches 
Imo Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches
Billie Wheeler of Center

Aunt:Rosie Permenter of Jackson, Mississippi
Numerous Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:Chuck Sechler, Sammy O’rear, Bert Furlow, Mack O’rear and Charles Wimberly

Honorary Pallbearers: Carroll Wilson, Clovis Furlow and Billy Jack Corbell

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery 11466 FM 2694 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or the charity of your choice.

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


Peggy Ballard, age 98 of Carthage, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Ballard will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park near Center with Dr. Charles Dodson and Rev. Steve Jackson officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ballard passed away on Thursday morning, October 21, 2010, in Carthage.


Lola Dee “Peggy” Stanley Ballard was born on January 24, 1912, in Panola County, Texas to John Edward Chesley Stanley and Martha Susan Mathias Stanley. She graduated from Marshall High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University, and earned a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Ballard married Richard Aaron Ballard on April 1, 1934, and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1989, after 55 years of marriage. She was a teacher for over 40 years, having taught at Center and Logansport. Mrs. Ballard moved to Carthage in 1989, from Center. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Carthage and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Stanley Ballard and all of her siblings.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her daughter, Nancy Mills and husband Chester of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Rebekah Ballard of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Richard Steven Mills and wife Tina of Carthage, Scott Lee Mills of Fairfield, and Morgan Ballard Starnes and husband Curtis of Granbury; and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff of Marian Place of Carthage for the loving care given to Mrs. Ballard over the past seven years.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or Marian Place, 1690 NE Loop 59, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


10/20/2010

Mamie Ruth Shofner, age 79, of San Augustine, Texas, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born October 16, 1931 in San Augustine to Ottis Taylor and Mamie Elizabeth Ware.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm til 8:00pm, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX. Grave side services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010 at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas with Bro. Alton Shaw officiating.

She is survived by:

Son: Walter "Herman" Shofner and wife Kerri of San Augustine

Granddaughter: Heather Nicole Smith and husband Justin of Marshall

Sisters-in-Law: Audrey Taylor of San Augustine, Catherine Thomas of Carrolton, Texas

She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Shofner.

Online condolences can be sent at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


10/19/2010

Mrs. Juanita Lee Stephens, 87, of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Juanita was born to Lou E. (Bowling) Hall and Fred Hall on August 26, 1923, in Dumas, Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of the Attoyac Baptist Church.

Her survivors include: Sons, V.W. Stephens III, and his wife, Cynthia of Stephenville; Fred L. Stephens and his wife, Lynn of Memphis, Tenn; Ken Stephens and his wife, Debbie of Huntington, Texas. Daughters, Pamela Evett and her husband, Rhonnie Joe of San Augustine of San Augustine; Penelope Stephens of San Augustine; Brother: Melvin Hall and his wife, Niska of Senatobia, Mississippi, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, V.W. Stephens

Memorial Services are being planned at a later date.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mr. Doy Lee Snelson, 61, of San Augustine County, passed away Monday, October 18, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Doy Lee was born on March 18, 1949, in Garrison, Texas, to Frances (Smith) Snelson and Casey Snelson. He was employed as a Brick Layer and he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Survived by Wife: Charlotte Snelson of San Augustine; Daughters: Nina Whittington of Biloxi, Miss., Sons: Jared Lott of Ponchatoula, La., and Doy Lee Snelson, Jr., of Houston; Grandchildren: Courtney Snelson, Jera Lakey, and Chase McClain; great-grandchildren: Sue Snelson and Blake McClain.

He was preceded in death by his son, Buddy McClain.

Memorial Services are being planned at later date.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


10/18/2010

Tommie Lea Alvis, 67, of Center, passed Monday, October 18, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. He was born December 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Elizabeth Mason Alvis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Sons:
John Alvis & wife Jennie of Shelbyville
James Alvis & wife Lori or Shelbyville
Jason Alvis & wife Lisa of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jennifer Jackson & husband Brian of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley, Ryan Alvis, Brianna Alvis, Brittany Payne, Whittany Payne, Wade Alvis, Mocager Alvis, Callie Alvis, Megan Stracener, Caleb Stracener, and Lexi Jackson

Brother, Robert Neil Alvis & & wife Phyliss of Pahrump, Nevada

Sisters:
Marsha Black & husband Lowel of Rancho Cordova, California
Marylee Evans & husband L.B. of Joaquin
Pat Roberts & husband Ed of Center
Karen Cannon & husband Jack of Carmichael, California

Special Friend, Donna Hill of Nacogdoches

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Son, Tommie Lea, Jr.
Daughter, Quinca Sioux

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


10/12/2010

Ruby Blanche Birdwell was born Oct. 23, 1923 in San Augustine, Texas, the daughter of Enlow and Florence (Hardy) Birdwell. She received her education in San Augustine and began living in Skagway in 1952. In 1964, she and her husband, Bill, began living in Alaska on a full-time basis.

The family lovingly wrote: "Ruby, Mamma, Mema, Habba, Miss Ruby or Mrs. Murphy: no matter what name people had for her, anyone who ever met Ruby Murphy never forgot her."

Her adventurous, industrious character was evident in her experience homesteading on the Kashwitna River in the mid to late 1960s. While her husband, Bill, worked in Anchorage during the week, Ruby lived on the homestead, shooing away the moose from her garden and chasing away the bears from her fish. After moving into their larger log home in 1973, Ruby and Bill welcomed literally hundreds of visitors; from family and friends to fellow Al-Can Highway travelers they met during their many trips "Outside", to scores of church missionaries working on church building projects in Alaska.

Ruby never forgot her life tussling with her eight brothers and sisters on the farm in San Augustine, Texas, during the Great Depression and although she was homesteading on a wild river in Alaska, she always referred to San Augustine as "down home".

A pioneering fixture in the Willow community during her 46 years in the area, her engaging personality, love for people and incredible energy endured to the very end. Ruby always showed determination and an independent spirit. The feisty redhead went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.

Survivors include her son, Dan Murphy of Willow; daughter, Cathy McBride of Bronson, Texas; grandsons, Jerry McBride of Tampa, Fla., Todd McBride of Niceville, Fla., Sean Murphy of Wasilla, Alaska, Stephen McBride of Colmesneil, Texas, and Tad Murphy of Arlington, Texas; great-grandchildren, Derek McBride, Trevor McBride, Catherine McBride, Courtney McBride, Gregory McBride, Peyton Murphy and Nolan Murphy. She is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Cason McBride and Cutter McBride; two brothers, Winfred Birdwell and Carlo Birdwell, both of San Augustine; and two sisters, Bertha Mae McMurray of San Augustine and MargeNell Hilderbrandt of Orange, Texas.

Her husband, William L. Murphy; her parents; sisters, Audrey Drawhorn, Mattie Lou Breaux; and brothers, Norman Birdwell and Kennon Birdwell have preceded her in death.

Friends may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Willow Building Fund, P.O. Box 148, Willow, AK 99688.


Billye Campbell Cather, 81, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1929 in Center to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell. Ms Cather was a member of the First Christian Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:000 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rick Worsham, John Davis, Joel Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Steve Campbell, Jerrod Campbell, Michael Campbell and Phillip Campbell. All of nephews will be Honorary Pallbearers.

She is survived by:

Children:
Deborah Wiggins
James Cather, III
Lynn Weaver & husband Jerry

Grandchildren:
Mindy Amburn & husband Billy Jack, Aubrey Cather, Joey Wilks, Jason Wiggins & wife Tammy, Tracie Hendon & Chris, Stacie Justice & husband David, Katie Shulfeldt & husband J.D., Abbie Weaver

Great Granson, Ethan Wiggins

Brothers:
John Campbell & wife Ginny, Coy Campbell, Glenn Campbell & wife Inez, Jerry Campbell & wife Melody, Ken Campbell & wife Molly

Sisters-in-Law:
Earline Campbell, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Theda Clarabut

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

Special Friend, Elizabeth Bergesen

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & LIzzie Mae Campbell
Husband, James H. Cather, Jr
Sister, Margie Campbell
Brothers, Curtis Campbell, E.C. Campbell, Jim Campbell, Otto Campbell, Buster Campbell, Maxie Campbell and Tommy Campbell
Brother-in-Law, E.F. "Kicks" Worsham
Sisters-in-Law, Irene Campbell and Faye Campbell

Memorials can be made in Ms Cather's name to Hospice in the Pines, 114 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904


10/11/2010

Christine Harrison Mancini, 96 of Arlington formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010.

Christine came into this world Christmas Day, 1913, the 3rd of 6 daughters born to Lillian (Laseter) Harrison and A. W. Harrison of Joaquin, Texas.

Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Pittman and husband, David of Orange, two daughters, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is now reunited with her husband, the Rev. John Mancini who preceded her in death in 1985.

Private graveside services will be held at a future date in Carverton, Pennsylvania. Mimi, you are very, very loved.

Our family wishes to thank Doris, Jessica, Joe, and Rev. Moon from Integrecare Hospice for their support and care.

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


Funeral Services for Mrs. Jeanette Carter, 64 of the Flatwoods Community of Panola County, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at The Galloway United Methodiat Church with Rev. Jody Hooper and Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Carter died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home in the Flatwoods.

Mrs. Vera Jeanette Reeves Carter was born September 20, 1946 in rural Panola County, Texas. She was the only child born to the marriage of James Edward and Vera Laverne Broadus Reeves. She was schooled in Joaquin, Logansport and completed Tenaha schools. Jeanette married Daniel Douglas Carter May 21, 1965 and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage. Mrs. Carter was a longtime member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She loved to sew, craft, deer hunt and fish above all else and spending time with her grandchildren. She is prececed in death by her step brothers, Alan Glen Hartley and Bill Yeary and her sister in God, Edythe Dockens.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Daniel Carter of the Flatwoods; step mothers, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena; son, Eddie Carter of the Flatwoods; daughter Wendy Atkerson of the Flatwoods; Grandchildren, Shelby Danielle Carter and Amber Christine Atkerson; step sisters, Diane Cothren of Pasadena and Sandra Yeary of Center; and her sister in God, Susan Golden of Joaquin. Serving as pallbearers will be, James Bond Broadus, Buddy Lee Powell, Pete May, Alan McDaniel, Tommy Hartley and Marvin Bruce “Junior” May.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


10/10/2010

Terrence Terril Moore, 22 of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Terrance Moore was born May 4, 1988 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Mary Moore. Services were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with Pastor David Mitchell officiating. Interment followed at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Raeven Moore; father, Clarence Moore; mother, Mary Moore, all of San Antonio, Texas; grandfather, Robert Moore of Center, Texas; grandfather, Oneal Jones of Garrison, Texas; grandmother, Anna Moore of Center, Texas and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Hamilton and great-grandmother, Dora Moore.

Pallbearers: Charles Hamilton, Curtis Hamilton, Mack Hamilton, Freddy Moore, Jarome Moore, and Alonzo Moore.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/07/2010

Mary Tarver Cellars, 84 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in San Augustine. She was born to Fenton Harvey and Neomi Warr Harvey on August 11, 1926 in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas. Officiating at service will be Bro. Don Lofton with interment at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Ms Cellars is survived by:

Sons: Jerry Tarver and wife Sue of Lufkin; Lynn Tarver and wife Kim; Ray Tarver and wife Nickie all of San Augustine

Daughters: Carolyn Sowell and husband James; Janice Bryan and husband Gaylon all of San Augustine

19 Grandchildren
3 Step-grandchildren
28 great-grandchildren
3 great-great-grandchildren

Sisters: Betty Nerrens of Lufkin; Margie Emerson of Nacogdoches
Brothers: Junior Harvey of Lufkin; Bernice Harvey of Lufkin
Daughters-in-law: Bonnie Tarver of San Augustine; Pat Tarver of Lufkin

Preceded in death by husbands Tome Tarver, Troy Strickland, Sam Cellars; sons Jimmy, Richard and Darrell; stepsons Buddy and Burl; infant daughter Jeanette Tarver; stepdaughter Marie "Mohe" Griggs.

Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.

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


Effie Bernice Warr Adams, 81, of Center, passed Thursday, October 7, 2010 at her home. She was born July 16, 1929 to Edgar Hooker Warr and Nell Mae Bridwell Warr. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who loved being surrounded by her family. She was a devout Christian who taught Sunday school for over fifty years at White Rock Missionary Baptist and Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church. One of her favorite pastimes was writing poetry and stories about her family and memorizing scripture. Her notations in her Bible are a collection of beautiful memories that will be treasured.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Johnson, Rev. Bobby Warr and Rev. E.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Jerryl Adams & wife Phyllis of Center
Mike Adams & wife Cathy of Center
Steve Adams & wife Jean of Nacogdoches
Randy Adams & wife Jeanne of Center
Mark Adams of Center
Kip Adams & wife Tracy of Center

Daughters:
Wanda Noles & husband Freddy of Carthage
Jana Ivy & husband Randy of Nacogdoches
Dana Fountain & husband Bert of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Cecil & husband Randy of Center
Melinda Adams of Dallas
Jerryl Adams, Jr. and wife Jennifer Paige of Dallas
Tammy Davis & husband Keith of Center
Brandy Stamps & husband Kirk of Center
Shannon Choate & husband Larry of Center
Misty Bowlin and husband Doug of Nacogdoches
Susan Neel & husband Eric of Nacogdoches
Brandy Akin & husband Nolan of Carthage
Nicole Esquino & husband Victor of Dallas
Brent Ivy of Dallas
Kesli Ivy of Houston
Kelli Ivy of Arizona
Michael Adams of Mt. Enterprise
Nathan Dean Adams of Dallas
Cord Fountain of San Augustine
Hanna Fountain of Center
Crystal Adams of Virginia
Taylor Adams of Center

20 Great Grandchildren, 3 precious great grandchildren on the way, and 1 great great grandchild

Also Numerous nieces and nephews

Siblings:
Jane Cupit & husband Vernon of Nacogdoches
Royce Warr & wife Bonnie of Pineland
Dale Warr & wife Emily of San Augustine

Sister-in-Law, Inez Davis of West Lake, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.H. & Nell Warr
Husband, George Fane Adams
Son, George Dean Adams
Grandsons, Timothy Adams and Justin Adams
Sister, Sarah Marie Finn

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ms Adams' name, to the Mt. Herman MBC building fund, 670 CR 1190 Center, Texas 75935.

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

Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmie Bryon Rowe, 82 of Old Center, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rowe died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home in Old Center.


Mr. Jimmie Byron Rowe was born December 22, 1927 in Old Center, Texas to the marriage of Henry H. and Fanny Oates Rowe. He graduated from Tenaha High School and studied at Panola Junior College and Northwestern University of Shreveport. He served his country in the United States Army. Bryon later married Camille Walker on January 8, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana and celebrated 56 years and 8 months together. Mr. Rowe worked for BF Goodrich after moving to Shreveport and built his career as a business man working in automotive sales, real estate, and rental companies. In the early 1970’s, Mr. Rowe organized and produced an event at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport honoring Pappy Covington, the veteran country western music promoter, and launched the ArkLaTex Hayride.

After returning to Texas in 1986, Mr. Rowe became involved with community organizations, serving on the Cemetery Board of Old Center Baptist Church. He was the founder and president of the Old Center Water Supply, the community owned water company, providing water to the residents of Old Center. In his retirement, he continued to work in entrepreneurial efforts around the Carthage and Marshall area. His desire to serve the community, lead him to campaign for the office of Panola County Commissioner. 

Mr. Rowe was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004 and was cared for by his wife, Camille in their home until he passed away.

Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife, Camille Rowe of Old Center; daughters, Jeaneann Ferguson, Pam Galloway and husband Robert and Donna Thompson and husband Rob; grandchildren, Leighanna and Colin Cumbie, Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Matthew Thompson, Luke Thompson, Amy and Greg Ross; great grandchildren, Carter and Coleman Ross; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The Family requests that memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s association.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Luke Thompson, Matt Thompson, Greg Ross and Colin Cumbie.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


10/06/2010

Funeral services for Iris McCauley Shepherd, age 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 09, 2010, at First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Jean Farraro, Rev. Preston Vickrey, and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Shepherd passed away October 5, 2010, in Timpson.

Born June 29, 1923, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas, Iris McCauley Shepherd was the daughter of the late Druery McCauley and Thelma Lucille (Tyer) McCauley. In 1939, Iris married Clarence Oneal Shepherd, and they moved to Port Arthur, TX, and were blessed with 60 years of marriage until his death in January, 2000. While raising her family in Port Arthur, Iris was also active in the Methodist Church, the Texas Home Demonstration Club, and a knitting club. Iris sold cosmetics, was an avid shell collector, and a member of the American Begonia Society which named a begonia for her – the B. ‘Iris Shepherd’.

Survivors include her children: David Shepherd and wife Cathy of Kerrville, TX, Robert Shepherd of Durango, Colorado, Rebecca Kenton Judge and husband John of Dripping Springs, TX, and Dan Shepherd and wife Pam of Timpson; sister Helen Billingsley and husband David of Timpson; grandchildren: Sarah Key, Seth Kenton, Adam Kenton, Matthew Kenton, and Megan Shepherd; niece Suzanne Layman; and nephew Rodney Ferguson. Iris was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clarence Oneal Shepherd.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:-00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Timpson Ministerial Alliance Food Bank, P. O. Box 488, Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements


Graveside service for Mrs. Ola Mae Nichols O'Pry, 97, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Mike Harbor officiating.

Mrs. O'Pry died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 3, 1912, in Madisonville, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 8-6 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


10/05/2010

Wilma Jean Nelson, age 83, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Seabrook,Texas. She was born to E.E. Sharpton and Edrie Ethel (Brown) Sharpton in San Augustine County, Texas. She had lived in the Houston, Texas area since 1948. She graduated from San Augustine High School in the Class of 1944. She married Frank Duke Nelson in April of 1946. She was a longtime employee of K-Mart, and was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. C.R. Sharpton officiating and burial following in Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Her survivors include: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Linda Kay and her husband, Fred A. Huber, Sr. of Seabrook, Texas; her grandchildren: Fred Huber, Jr. Jason R. Blunt, Donnelle Smith and Susan Parish, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.E. and Edrie Ethel Sharpton; husband, Frank D. Nelson, brother, Bobby G. Sharpton.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, October 5, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Michael Parish, Jason Blunt, Fred Huber, Jr., Jimmy L. Sharpton, Michael Sharpton and Jared Vallejo.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Vernell Hughes Keller, 84, of San Augustine, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 5, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

Vernell was born to Martha (Griffith) Hughes and Manuel Hughes on June 22, 1926, in Damascus, Arkansas. She married Lee Roy Keller on August 7, 1943. She a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a loving friend to all of whom she had acquaintances. Vernell was a Pentecostal Preacher. She served as Assistant Pastor to the former Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of San Augustine, Audrey Robinson for over 25 years.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Bro. Michael Dickerson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday evening, October 7, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Grady Keller and his wife, Sherrie of Broaddus; Daughters and Son-in-law: Wanda Giffen and her husband, Rod Giffen of Haughton, Lousiana; Janice Miller of San Augustine; Son-in-Law: Durwood Hooper and his wife, Shirley Hooper of San Augustine. 6 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchilden, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by 3 nephews, 6 neices, a Sister-in-law: Irene Hughes, and a host of friends and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Keller, and a daughter, Martha Hooper.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hooper, Jared Miller, Cody Miller, Stacy Hooper, Brian Hooper and Clay Pickard

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Dora Gene Graham, 57, of Tyler, passed Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born November 30, 1952 in Terrell to William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harry Lewis Graham of Tyler

Sons:
Robert Eddins, Jr. & wife Anita of Center
Kevin Eddins of Tyler

Daughters:
Michelle Rushing of Tyler
Matishia McDaniel of Tyler

Granddaughter, Ashley Gatlin of Center

Grandsons:
Ryan Eddins of Center
Joshua Eddins of Center

Great Grandson, Levi Ivey of Center

Sisters:
Linda Sue Wieland of Kaufman
Shirley Ann Morales & husband Victor of Alvin
Billie White of Zavalla
Betty Hill of Shepherd

Brothers:
Donnie Campbell & wife Cynthia of Shepherd
William Vernon Campbell, Jr. & wife Patricia of Kountze

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Special friends, Linda & Ricky Rodgers

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell

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


Marian Frances Booth, 74, of Joaquin, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at her home. She was born Match 30, 1936 in Socorro, New Mexico to Geoffrey & Rosella Essary. Mrs. Booth was a songwriter and poet and loved to quilt.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnnie W. Booth of Joaquin

Sons: 
Roderich Field of Georgia 
Frank Booth & wife Candie of Newton

Daughters:
Susan Field of San Antonio
Cherri Dodd & husband Roger of Colorado

GrandChildren:
Marie Schumacher, Clara Field, Robert Field, Heather Dodd, Shannon Booth and Justin Booth

Four Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Rosella Parker of San Antonio
Elsie Wilford of San Antonio

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


Willie Dee Dockens, 83, of Center, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born May 6, 1927 in Patroon to David Ney Elliot and Will Lee Windham Elliott. Ms. Dockens was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in CEnter. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Waton & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kris Dockens, Richard Jones, Kevin Dockens, Dwayne Dockens, Jimmy May and Luke Garrett.

She is survived by:

Son, Harold Dockens & wife Janet of Joaquin

Daughter, Margie Garrett & husband Randy of Joaquin

Fourteen Grandchildren

Twenty-Nine Great Grandchildren

Sister, Bernice Wilburn of San Augustine

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


10/04/2010

Willie Marland Lout, aged 70, of Metairie, Louisiana passed away October 1, 2010. He was the son of the late Willie and Vada Collins Lout of Center. He was a long time resident of Slidell and a native of Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2 pm at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, with Rev. Gary collins, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 12:00 pm until funeral time. Donations may be made to Canon Hospice, 1221 South Clearview Parkway 4, Jefferson, LA 71132 or Alzheimer's Foundation preferred in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by wife, Eloise Colmer Lout; son, Marland Lout and wife Linda; daughter, Robin Lout Strahn and husband Joey. Brother, David Lout of Denham Springs, LA and sister, Charlsie O'Neal of Biloxi, Mississippi. Also survived by 3 grandchildren: Nicholas Lout, Joel Strahan and Sydney Strahan.

Mr. Lout retired as a Department Store Manager, after 30 years for Beall-Ladymon. Upon his retirement from Beall's, he went to work as a Sales Representative for Langenberg and Bailey Hat Co. He was a school bus aid for St. Tammany Parish School Board for 5 years. He attended Panola College in Carthage, TX. Mr. Lout was a former President of the Slidell Chamber of Commerce and Slidell Rotary Club, also Recipient of the "Phil Harris Award", Charter member of the Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321 B.P.O.E., Krewe de la Boutte Dominique for 35 years serving as King and President in 1980-1981. Slidell Civil Service Board, and numberous other community services and charities. He was an avid Louisiana Sportsman.


10/03/2010

Russell Lynch, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away Friday afternoon, October 1, 2010, at his residence after a illness. He was born in San Augustine on March 26, 1921, to the late Charles and Betsy (Lewis) Lynch.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Augustine. He had worked all his life up until retirement as a pipeline welder, serving many times as a foreman on different jobs. He was a much loved husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lillian (Dean) Lynch of San Augustine; daughters Elizabth McCauley and husband Larry of San Augustine, Carlyon House of San Augustine; son Charles Henry Lynch and wife Velda of Opelousas, Louisiana; grandchildren Charlie & Tammy Lynch, Lori and Stewart Speyer, Crystal & Jeremy Ponder, Megan & Steve Tornburgh, Willie Sanders and Lendy Sanders; great-grandchildren Kayden, Katie, Amelia, AnnMarie, Myles and Nyah.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandson David Andrew Sanders, along with 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the San Augustine Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Doris E. Roberts, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away early Saturday morning at Memorial Health System in San Augustine.

Doris was born on September 3, 1921, to Carrie (Hines) Baggett and Thomas Baggett in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a retired Registered Nurse, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Burl McBride III. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 12 Noon at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home until the Graveside Services.

Her survivors include: Nieces and Nephews: Larry Epps, Charlotte Ervin, Mike Baggett, Connie Carr, Coy Baggett, Wanda Allen and Jeanette Woods.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Roberts

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia, San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


10/01/2010

A funeral service for Robert Earl "Bob" Dean, 75, of Nacogdoches County, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with David Alders, Dale Morton, and Bro. Bailey Alders officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.

Mr. Dean passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Dean was born July, 29, 1935, in a log cabin in Waterman, Texas, Shelby County, to the late L.D. and Velma Dean.

Robert owned and operated The Peanut Shack in University Mall for 26 years. He was also the owner of Peanut Shacks in Palestine and Marshall, Texas. Robert Earl was also a Pilgram’s Pride poultry farm owner and operator for over 35 years. He was retired from NIBCO Inc. after 31 years where he served as Personnel Director. Robert loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting and digging in his vegetable and flower gardens. He touched many lives with his sense of humor and caring ways, as was witnessed by the many friends who came to say so during his illness and declared he was “a good man.”

His family, wife, children, and grandchildren thought he was “the greatest.”

Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Janie Burch Dean; daughters, Jan Carnley and husband Kent, Karen Patterson and husband Mark, and (more than a daughter-in-law) Annie Dean, wife of the Dean’s beloved son, Greg, who preceded Mr. Dean in death, March 20, 2008. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Dean and Carolyn Patterson and husband Ellis and Annette Mueller.

He was the beloved “Pa Daddy” to his eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Jodi Penrod and husband Matt, Jaime Garcia and husband Steve, Jay Kent Carnley and wife Alyssa, Kaleb Carnley and wife Ashley, Kyle Carnley, Kali Carnley, John Kyle Carnley, Johnathan Patterson, Evie, Alex and Kate Dean; and great-grandchildren: Eathan, Colin, Kyla Segura and Kenna Penrod, Ashton Carnley, Tatym Carnley, Bella Carnley and Zander Garcia.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Dean’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will include Nolan Alders, Dell Waggoner, Elbert Roark, David Roark, Robert Holt, Robert Boucher, Nathan Alders, and his NIBCO co-workers.

Memorial donations may be offered to Regents Academy, 200 N.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or to the charity of your choice.

The Dean family would like to express appreciation to Dr. Richard Baker for his extraordinary care and to the nurses and aides at Memorial Hospital who became like family with their love and compassion.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


 

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09/30/2010

Infant Nathaniel Eric Hoelscher, 13 days, was born on Monday, September 13, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and entered into rest on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nathaniel was born to Tiffany Danielle Hoelshcer of San Augustine, and David Christopher Driver of San Augustine; Other survivors include: Grandparents, Raymond (Redman) and Stephanie Hoelcher of San Augustine; Cynthia Kilburn of Nacogdoches and Joe Walker of Nacogdoches; Great-Grandparents: Ruth and Marlin Wiederhold of Dimebox, Texas and Evelyn and Don Komar of Deanville, Texas; Aunts: Crystal Hoelscher, Cortiny Straub, and Ashley Straub; Uncles: Hunter Holeshcer, Tre Straub, Daniel and Jodi Morgan, William and Crystal Knowles and Josh and Dayna Driver, along with numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mary Katherine Dry, 79, of Tyler, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Tyler. She was born August 31, 1922 in Shelbyville to Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris. Ms. Dry was a member of the First Assembly of God in Center and also The Tyler Metro Church in Tyler. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for everyone. She was a Godly, precious woman, and loved everyone with all her heart.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Mitchell, Clayton Boyd, Cameron Boyd, Dustin Jerrett, Heath Jerrett and Kenneth Dry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dry, Jr., David Dry, Jr., Robbie Jeter, Todd Jeter and J.M.Boyd.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Dry & wife Betty of Apple Springs
Mike Dry & wife Linda of Palestine

Grandsons:
Charlie Mitchell of Carthage
Rodney Boyd & wife Kimberly of Chandler
James Teslar & wife Michelle of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Daughter-in-Law, Jane Dry of Center

Sister, Jacqueline Crawford of Lufkin

Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris
Daughters, Betty Dry Mitchell and Sandra Lynn Stringer
Son, David Donald Dry

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


Linda Johnson Lout, 60 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at her home. She was born April 20, 1950 in Duluth, Minnesota to Melvin Johnson and Betty Brisk Johnson. Mrs. Lout was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Husband, Al Lout of Center

Son, Darrin Lout & wife Annie of Center

Daughter, Tanya Lout of Center

Grandchildren:
Shawna Nicole Lout
Kylie Marie Zapp
Britteny Michonski
Shelby Michonski
Matthew Michonski

Brother, Rodney Johnson & wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Special Friends:
Bobby Jenkins and Carol Peterson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Melvin Johnson & Betty Brisk Johnson
Grandson, Dalton Lout

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


09/28/2010

Larry W. Folsom, 53, of Hockley, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born April 26, 1957 in Cleburne to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Son, Jeremy Daniel Folsom & wife Kecia of Houston

Grandson, Landon Folsom of Houston

Granddaughter, Avery Folsom of Houston

Mother, Vastine L. Folsom of Center

Brothers:
James D. Folsom of Center
Daniel H. Folsom, Jr. of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano
Mary Spindor of Forth Worth

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.

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


Billy Bob Stone,  76, of Nederland, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010.  He was born June 5, 1934 in Joaquin to R. A. and Mildred Stone. Mr. Stone was a member of First Baptist Church in Nederland.  He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wayne McEwen officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Richard Bevins, David Worsham, Stevie Smith, Glen Harrison and Jimmy Glen Coulter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bolton, Levis Worsham, Larry Smith, Charlie Mullins, Ray Perez and Ronnie Stone.
He is survived by:
Wife, Faye Stone of Nederland

Sons:
Mark Stone & wife Cindy of Joaquin
Bruce Stone & wife Deziree of Port Arthur

Grandchildren:
Nathan Stone of Joaquin
Erin Stone of Joaquin
Amanda Stone of Port Arthur
Bradley Stone of Port Arthur
Colton Stone of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by:
Parents, R. A. and Mildred Stone

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Odyssey Hospice of Beaumont.  
Memorials may be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund at 6976 US 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Waymon Earl Gardner, 55 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.

Funeral service for Mr. Waymon Earl Gardner will be at 11am Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church, Shelbyville, Tx. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8pm on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Hicks Chapel, Center, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter, Lisa Whaley (Roderick)

Brother, Dewey Gardner

Sisters: Dorothy Cartwright, Dorothy McCollister, Darlene Gardner, & Annie Gardner

Special friend and Caregiver: Mildred Faye Byndom

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 M.L.K. Drive, Center, Texas.


Edward F. Wagner Jr. better known as “Buzz” was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 21, 1944 and passed away September 28, 2010. He lived all of his life in East Texas; first in Appleby, then Nacogdoches, Timpson, and later retired from Nibco of Texas after forty-one and half years of service and moved to Garrison. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Timpson and loved his church family with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward F. Wagner and his mother, Kathryn Holmes Wagner. 
His surviving relatives: his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Doris; three step-sons, Douglas Wayne Milford, Terry Leon Milford, Randy Carroll Milford and wife Lisa; grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Jo Beth and Arlen Pietsch; Marianne and Joe Ladd; Nellave and Charles Dominey; and Dorothy and Ray Patterson.

Sister-in-law: Jo Fleming and special friend, Kearsten Clark.

Nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Buzz was a lifetime member of Milam Masonic Lodge # 2, where he was a Past Master. He was a member of Garrison Lodge # 670. He was also a member of Timpson Lodge # 437 and was a past Master; four times. He was District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District 15, of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas A.M. & F. M. in 1994. He was the Charter Worthy Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter # 1144, a Past Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter #396, and Garrison Eastern Star Chapter # 192. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking for his family. 
Buzz loved life, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved his friends and community, and he will be greatly missed by many. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Visitation: First Baptist Church-Timpson, Thursday 6- 8 p.m.
Church Service: First Baptist Church- Timpson, Friday 10:00 a.m. 
Burial at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


Ruth P. McKinney, age 90, was born August 12, 1920, in Noble, Louisiana, to the late John G. and Maggie (Barber) Pugh. She entered into rest at the residence of her son in Friendswood, Texas, on September 25. 2010. 
Mrs. Mckinney was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of South Houston and was a member of the Eastern Star Post #315, serving as Past Worthy Matron from 1974 - 1975. Her daily life exemplified her love for the Lord.

She worked as a civil servant as an Administrative Secretary at the VA Hospital in Houston from 1947 until 1982. She loved traveling and doing many things with the ladies in the Eastern Star post. She was able to go to the Holy Land on one of her trips and to Hawaii on another. Her jokes and antidotes will be remembered as much as her smile.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. McKinney and wife Trisha G. of Friendswood; granddaughters Candace Ra McKinney of Friendswood and Angela Jo Lynch of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren Victoria Jade McKinney, Tyler Nathaniel Lynch and Adam Ryland Lynch, all of Clear Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Mack McKinney and 2 brothers Williard Pugh and W.J. Pugh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1:00 P.M. graveside at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday morning beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband in Liberty Hill Cemetery.


Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker was born December 17, 1922, the 4th and youngest child of Allen & Fannie Coussons Pou. She Was born at home in the Ramah Community near Tenaha in Shelby County TX. She left this earth on September 27, 2010, at her home in the East Beauregard Community. She was 87 years old. Mildred married Gordon Wisenbaker in 1940. She moved to Beauregard Parish in 1950 and spent the rest of her life here. She lived for many years in Ragley and in 1983 moved to the East Beauregard area.

Mildred was a loyal and active member of Gillis Baptist Church before moving to the East Beauregard area. After moving, she became and active member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had many loving friends. She was a loyal wife, a devoted mother and a generous and loving friend. She loved working crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was a fabulous cook, could memorize a recipe after seeing or hearing it once and enjoyed above all, sharing food with her family and friends.

She was married for 56 years before the death of her husband in 1996. She is survived by her 4 children: Pat Lilly & husband Steve of Sugar Land, TX, Ken Wisenbaker & wife Maude of Dry Creek, LA, Virginia Hebert of Moss Bluff, LA and Chris Wisenbaker & wife Lynn of DeRidder, LA; 3 granddaughters Kathleen Randall & Ellen Mitchell of Sugar Land, TX and Shawn Allen of Lake Charles, LA; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Pou of Orange, TX, a sister and her best friend, Grace McLaughlin of The Woodlands, TX, she is also survivbed by one brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Pou, a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist CHurch in DeRidder, Louisiana

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rod Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana


09/27/2010

Mr. Elton Porter, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Goodwin and Bro. M.D. Lamon officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 16, 1921 in Shelby County to Cliff and Suegene (Hughes) Porter. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Cliff and Suegene Porter, 2 Sisters, Wylma Whiteside and Bertie Jeans and Grandson, Shane Porter.

He is survived by Wife: Doris Porter of Center

Daughter: Janice Porter of Center

3 Sons:
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of Center
Randy Porter of Austin
Mark Porter of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Stacia Hammers & husband, Jerry of Gary
James Greggory Barbe & wife Cristina of Dallas
Monica Zimmerman & husband, Scott of Houston
Justin Porter & wife, Carissa of Center
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center

Great Grandchildren:
T.J. Magness 
Henry Porter Barbe
Kalyn Gilchrist & Jacob Zimmerman
Zoie & Gage Porter

Pallbearers: James Greggory Barbe, Justin Porter, Matt Porter,
Jon Porter, Samuel Porter, T.J. Magness and Jacob Zimmerman

In Lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Building Fund, 524 FM 2026, Center, Texas 75935

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


James H. "Jack" Whitton, age 85, of Pineland, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

He was well known throughout Texas as a basketball coach and educator in the state's public school systems.

Coach Whitton was born Jan. 22, 1925, in San Augustine County, a son of the late Kirt Patrick Whitton and Eliza Hickman Whitton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. He and the former Ruth Jacks were married Aug. 20, 1955.

His early career was with small rural schools of Sabine County and in the 1950s he moved to Huntington where he took the reins of Huntington High School's Red Devils, making several trips to the state tournament in Austin and bringing home the championship. Upon leaving Huntington he moved to Seminole, Texas, for another succesful tenure coaching.

In 1961 when the Pineland and Bronson schools consolidated to form West Sabine High School, he returned to East Texas to serve as the first coach of the West Sabine Tigers. Success for the Tigers was immediate with an outstanding season and a trip to the state tournament. Though the Tigers didn't capture the championship the first year, they returned the next year and won the state champhionship. Years to come found the Tigers to be a team to be reckoned with by teams from much larger schools, including Houston area teams. Coach Whitton and the Tigers continued making trips to the state tourney and brought home champhionships throughout the 1960s.

After several years leading the West Sabine athletics, Whitton stepped up in 1969 to serve as principal of West Sabine High School. He continued to serve in this position and earning the respect of students, parents, colleagues, and the community until his retirement in 1985.

Following retirement, he had a brief stint as interim coach for Shelbyville High School.

Education, students, and youth were an important part of Coach Whitton's life. Also in retirement he served several years on the board of trustees for West Sabine Independent School District, including a tenure as president of the board. Community service was also important to Mr. Whitton, he served five years as a board member for Sabine County Hospital District, 1983-1988. He was an active member of Pineland Service Club which suports many community and school projects.

Returning to Sabine County when joining the W.S. faculty, Jack and Ruth made their home in the Centerview community near Pineland and reared their family there. Ruth helped guide many students as well, as a first grade teacher at West Sabine several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Whitton Jacks, on July 21, 2001, as well as his daughter, Rena RaNell "Ra" Whitton Rogers, and granddaughter, Jacy Ra, on May 30, 1991.

Jack was the last surviving child of the K.P. Whitton family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Benton, Charlie, and K.P. Jr.; and sisters, Yvonne Kingsley, Duetta Ogden, Zera Gary, Lena Smith, and Armatha Lane.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim D. and Sheila Whitton and Jon A. and Natalie Whitton, all of the Centerview community; five grandchildren, Rachel, Josh, Rebecca, Robyn, and Ragan; six great-grandchldren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Starr Funeral Home chapel in Hemphill. Interment will follow at the Whitton Family Cemetery in the Centerview community, Pineland.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Starr Funeral Home, 511 Starr Street in Hemphill, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.starrfuneralhome.com.


Bennie Hooper,  79, of Center, passed Sunday,September 26, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born October 24, 1930 in Panola County, Texas to Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Ephesus Bapist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 and 7:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson& Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Re. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mr.Hooper's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife, Billie Hooper of Center
Sons:
Ray Hooper & wife Rachel of Universal City
Michael Hooper & wife Teresa of Longview
Steve McQueen & wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise
Daughters:
Beth Golder & husband Douglas of Elysian Fields
Treva Jo Humphries & husband Mike of Golden
Cindy Alfred & husband Steve of Shreveport
Shelia Bozeman & husband Ricky of Carthage
Brenda McQueen Perez of Center
Sister, Vesta Bozeman of Center
Special Aunt, Dorothy Denton of Center
Twenty One Grandchildren and Twenty Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper
Son, Jody Hooper
Sisters, Ruby Johnson & her husband John and Carrie "T-bo" Cameron & her husband T.J.
Brother-in-Law, George LAVone Bozeman
Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Mr. & Mrs. A.E. "Buddy" Wagstaff

Memorials can be made to Ephesus Baptist Church, 10752 Hwy 87 South, Center, Texas 75935.


Shone Thomas Whitton, age 18, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born July 10, 1992 in Center, Texas to Kevin and Tammy Whitton.  Shone was a college student at TSTE in Marshall majoring as diesel engine mechanic.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Don Windham officiating, interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents: Kevin and Tammy Whitton of Center

Sister: Destiny Whitton of Center

Grandmothers:  Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin, Sylvia Owens of Cushing, Teresa Hailey of Lufkin

Great Grandmothers:  Lexa Whitton of Timpson, Essie Soape of Aiken

Aunt:  Pam Whitton of Joaquin

Uncles:  Gary Whitton and wife Brittany of Joaquin, Kenneth Whitton and wife Lauren of Conroe, Kenneth Redmon and wife Michellle of Center, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, KS, Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Aiken, Mike McSwain of Center

Special Cousins:  Brant Redmon of Center

Special Friend:  Justin Williams of Shelbyville

Girlfriend:  Stefanie Bell of Martinsville

Proceded in death by:  Grandfathers:  Roger Dale Whitton and Jerry Davis, Great Grandfather: T.J. Whitton, Aunt:  Carla McSwain.

Visitation will be held from 12 Noon - 8:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/24/2010

Welton Eugene Yarbrough, Sr. 72, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born May 5, 1938 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Yarbrough of Shelbyville

Daughter, Sara Kincel of Bronson

Son, Welton Yarbrough, Jr. & wife Tina of Apple Springs

Four Grandchildren:
Kristi Patina & husband Jimmy
Trey McElahney
Lee Kincel
Brook Kincel

One Great Grandchild:
Moses Patina

Also a number of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, a host of friends and Suzy his dog.

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


09/23/2010

Mayme Alice Bogard Watson, of Timpson, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Nacogdoches at the age of 95 years. She was born October 30, 1914 in Timpson, Texas. Mayme’s parents were John Cornelius Bogard and Alice Neuville Bogard, both of whom descend from early Shelby County families. After her graduation from Timpson High School, she attended college in Commerce before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1935. There she met her future husband, Orlan L. Watson. Mayme and Orlan married in 1938 and eventually settled in Baytown, Texas, where she taught first grade for 30 years and Orlan worked as a chemist. Upon retirement they moved to Timpson.

Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers: James Thompson Bogard, John C. Bogard, Jr. and Neuville Bogard, and sisters: Elizabeth Bogard Davis, Frances Bogard Garrett and Addie Belle Bogard May. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is particularly grateful for the steadfast and loving care provided to Mayme by her caregivers including Donna Woolf, Janis Ridgway, Pat Bowden, Frankie Newcomer, and Brooksie Bearden and a special friend and neighbor, Wilma Wheaton. They would like to thank Dr. B. H. Henderson and Dr. Richard Baker for their faithful and skillful services through the years.

The Rev. Rick Anderson will conduct Mayme’s funeral service at First Methodist Church in Timpson, Texas on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11 o’clock. The family will receive friends Monday morning at the church from 10 o’clock until the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial to the First Methodist Church or your favorite charity may be made.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX is in charge of arrangements.


Nira Ivada Hite, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born October 17, 1920 in Shelbyville to John Allen Sample and Sally Latham Sample. Ms Hite was a member of McCelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Host, Jeff Host, Maurice Tipton, Bobby Host, Kurt Minnick and Ted Nordin.

She is survived by:

Granddaughters:
Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston
Michelle Minnick & husband Kurt of Houston

Grandson, Maurice Tipton & wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Allie R. Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-Law:
Harlan F Adams of Center
O.F. "Butch" Adams of Shelbyville
James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 74 years, Dewitt Hite
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton
Son-in-Law, Bobby Tipton
Grandaughter, Lisa Marie Houchens
Grandson, Richard Tipton
Two sisters and four Brothers

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


Helen Rixie Campbell Goodwin, 97, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Lufkin, Texas.

Helen was born to Emma (Sones) Campbell and John Henry Campbell on August 11, 1913, in McNeil, Mississipi. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Graveside Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Sones Chapel Cemetery in McNeil, Mississippi.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Dr. W.H. Goodwin and Frankie of San Augustine; Sister: Ruth Campbell of San Augustine; Grandchildren: John Mark Goodwin, Eric Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Jodie Goodwin Evans, Jackie Goodwin, and Kristen Goodwin and 3 Great-Grandchildren; Daughters-in-Law: Johnnie Faye Goodwin of Baton Rouge, La. and Virgina Goodwin of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Goodwin; Sons: Dr. John W. Goodwin and Charles B. Goodwin.

There will visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, up until time of funeral service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Bobbie Jean Blount Boykins, 68, of Center died September 19, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:00 am at the East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, Shelbyville, TX. Services will be held by Rev. Curtis Archie of the East Liberty Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Kenneth James of Austin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Victor LaBouve, Booker LaBouve, Jerome Moore, Bernon Blount, Marcus Williams, Derrick Williams, Marcus Allen, Dedrick Brooks.

Bobbie, affectionately known as “Weedie”, was born November 14, 1941, in Center, Texas to John and Amanda Randle Blount. She was educated and reared in the East Liberty Community. She was a 1961 graduate of the East Liberty High School. She remained close with her classmates. She accepted Christ at an early age and continued as a member of the East Liberty Baptist Church. Son,Ronald, believed that Romans 5:3 “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,” detailed mom’s life.

Bobbie met and married Jim C. “Pudden” Boykins on October 23, 1969. To this union, two children were born, Ronald and Rashaka. She embraced marriage and motherhood to the fullest. She was no doubt one remarkable woman. “Mom taught us early in childhood that things were done her way. She wanted us to be respectful and educated. She gave my brother and me everything that she had to give,” son, Rashaka. She spent a lifetime preparing daily for her family. She embraced life in her own way and own her own terms. “She was in control until the very end,” Sister Alice Blount.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, J. C. Boykins of Center and her sons, Ronald Boykins & wife Veronica of Lavergne, TN and Rashaka Boykins of Austin, TX, and stepson, Joe Boykins & wife Edna of Shelbyville, granddaughter, Audashalon Boykins, grandson, Ronald Boykins II, her sisters Mary Suell & husband L.B. of Center, Wilda Gardner & husband Lucky of Center, Verna Williams of Houston, and Alice Blount of Houston along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She encountered several “special friends” in her life Melba Gann of Center and La Verne Bolton Daniel of Los Angeles, CA.

Special thanks from the Boykins family to the Taylor, Hughes, Miller, Powell, Warren, Harbison, Jones, Smith, and McSwain families.

Visitation will be held from 1:00pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/21/2010

Marie Johnson, 88, of Kilgore, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at The Willows Nursing Home in Kilgore. She was born December 26, 1921 in Panola County, Texas to Evert Dyson and Mable Ritter Dyson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by:
Husband, Herman Johnson of Kilgore
Daughters:
Donnith Helton & husband David of Bossier City, Louisiana
Brenda Haley & husband Bobby of Haughton, Louisiana
Sons:
Larry Cochran & wife Carolyn of Pearland
Herman Johnson, Jr. & wife Linda of Kilgore
Nine Grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Sister, Novis Hitt of Houston
Brother, Bertie Koonce of Timpson
Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mable Hardin
Father, Evert Dyson
Daughter, Joan Collins
Son-in-Law, David Collins
Grandson, Ashley Collins
Sister, Peggy Funderburke


Walter M. Warren, Jr. 84, of Center, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Joel McMahon officiaitng. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 6, 1925 in Shelby County to Walter Marvin Warren Sr. and Marguerite Jane (Crawford) Warren. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin & he was a member of the Center Noons Lions club. He was also an electrician in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Walter Marvin Warren, Sr. and Marquerite Jane (Crawford) Warren, Sister, Martha (Warren) O’Rear, Niece, Marsha Watson and 
Nephew, S.B. McSwain.

He is survived by:
Great Niece:
Tisha Watson of Center
Great Nephew:
Sean McSwain of Hong Knog

In Lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 or https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/.

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


09/20/2010

Johnny Alexander Sims, 39, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 5, 1971 in Center to Danny Lynn Sims and Celina Danley Sims.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Devlon Tarver, Cody Mabus, Robert Bailey, Glenn McVay, Trae Rushing, Richard Stinson, Randy Jordan and Earon Bailey.

He is survived by:
Mother, Celina Danley Sims of Center
Father, Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Brother, Clay Sims of Center
Sister, Kim Sims Barbee of Center
Aunts:
Virginia Danley of Center
Joyce Danley of Center
Uncle, Earnest Danley & wife Mary of Channelview
Nieces:
Laci Sims and Lauren Sims
Nephew:
Colton Sims and Cole Barbee
Also numerous cousins and other relatives
Special to Johnny’s heart, Penny Franklin of Nacogdoches and the girls, Amber, Jennifer, Madison and Hayley
Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.V. & Helen Danley, and Travis & Odell Sims


09/17/2010

Billie Faye Wiggins, 76 of Gallow Community of Panola County, Texas, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Billie Faye Wiggins was born June 21, 1934 in Shelby County, Texas to the marriage of Ellis and Viola Coyle Sholar. She attended Shelby County schools and Paxton schools. Mrs. Wiggins married Sidney Roger Wiggins on March 22, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. Billie was a proud life long member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ollis Sholar, sister, Lois Powdrill and grandson, Bradley Hall Wiggins.

The family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage, Texas with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Merrel McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Husband: Sidney Roger Wiggins of Galloway
Sons: Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary
Rickey Wiggins and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Daughter: Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport, LA
Brother: James E. “Top” Sholar and wife Wanda of Peddle, MS
Sister: Jean Reeves and husband Alzie of Galloway
Sister-in-law: Ethel Munn of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Miranda Wiggins of Logansport, Phillip Wiggins of Nacogdoches, Amy Durham and husband Harold of Logansport, Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport, Cierra Stephens of Logansport, Katlyn Stephens of Logansport
One Great Grandson: Eli Fields
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

The family request memorials be made to the Shriners or the American Cancer Society.

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Barbara J. Yates, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Center. She was born April 26, 1946 in Center to Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton. Mrs. Yates was a 29 year associate for Wal-Mart and had most recently been a Customer Service Manager. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm t 8:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:
Husband: Carroll Yates of Center
Sons: Michael Yates and wife Lupe of Nacogdoches; Jason Yates and wife Tina of Tyler
Grandchildren: John Laird and wife Sarah of Austin, Joni Laird of Nacogdoches, Kris Delarosa of Tyler, Benjamin Carroll Yates of Tyler
Sisters: Elaine Bradshaw of Center, Mary Layton and husband Richard of Joaquin
Special Aunt: Yvonne Henry of Huxley
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Special Friend, Linda Collins of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by: parents, Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/15/2010

Frances Clark, 80, of the Neuville Community, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 26, 1929 to Luther and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther & Evie Lena Wright, Husband, Bro. Henry J. Clark, Son, Rodney Ray Clark, Brothers and Sisters, Clark Wright, Norma Bass, Scotty Wright, Bruce Wright, Verline Barlow and Nell Williams.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Ronald J. and Norma J. Clark of Center

4 Grandchildren:
Ronald B. Clark & wife Kelli of Pasadena
Tiffany Gatlin & husband, William of Conroe
Catherine Renee Clark of Center
Sharon McIntosh & husband, Brian of Kansas City, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Ingersoll, Ashley Clark, Bobbie Roe, Erick Roe , Emily Grace Clark, Caleb McIntosh,Sean Gatlin.

Sister & Brother-in-law: Millie & Oren Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Orange

Brother-in-law: Brian Williams of Center

Uncle: Fred Askew of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Don Wright, David Wright, David Clark, Jimmy Clark, Al Barlow and John Ballard

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


Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Hammett Graves, age 81, of the Old Center Community in Panola County, Texas, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Old Center Cemetery with Rev. James Bradley officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha prior to the graveside service. Mrs. Graves passed away on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Mary Frances Hammett Graves was born on February 3, 1929, in Shreveport to Eldred and Mary Frances Gill Hammett. She graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mrs. Graves married June Iris Graves on January 18, 1947, in Marshall, Texas and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1997. She and Mr. Graves moved to the Old Center Community in 1962, from Deer Park, Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha where she served as the pianist for many years, was a member of the adult Sunday school class, and served on the administrative board. Mrs. Graves also played the piano at Old Center Baptist Church for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eldred Lynn Smith and Virginia Reichhardt; and one granddaughter, Amanda Fleming.

Mrs. Graves is survived by three daughters, Gail Fleming and husband David of the Woods Community, Susan Colman and husband David of Magnolia, and Patti Ballard and husband Bob of Old Center; two sisters-in-law, Jimmie Boland of Old Center and Lynda Schrank of Lufkin; four grandchildren, Regina Reese and husband Mike of Conroe, Brad Koonce and wife Michelle of Garrison, Trey Fleming and wife Amanda of the Woods Community, and J.D. Colman of Magnolia; nine great-grandchildren, Kelby, Keve, Kloe, Chance, and Morgan Koonce, Emily, Brandon, and Christopher Reese, and Rylee Fleming.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Men of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha and Ray Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha, POB 258, Tenaha, TX 75974.

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


09/14/2010

Hazel Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1931 in Shelby County to Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans. Ms. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Brenda Acuna and husband Larry of Center
Sherry Nettles and husband David of Center

Brother, Billy Jeans and wife Laverne of Center

Grandchildren:
Tabitha Cooper and husband Vic of Huxley
Robert Tomlin of Henderson
Kevin Acuna of Center
Nichole Nettles and fiancé Mike Madison of Dallas
Jessica Nettles of Chireno
Jeremy Nettles of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Whitnee and Marissa Tomlin of Center
Britni, Cole and Cade Cooper of Huxley
Trinity Crocker of Chireno

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Nolan Jones
Parents, Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans
Brother, Hollis Jeans
Sister-in-Law, Jo Jeans

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


09/13/2010

Rev. Luster Melton, 99, of Center formerly of the Lone Cedar Community, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Lenard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 13, 1911 to Hiram B. and Mary Virginia (May) Melton. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Previously, he was a minister at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Hiram and Mary Melton, Wife, Tommie Melton, Brother, J.H. Melton and 2 Sisters, Lottie Swan & Lillie O’ Rear.

He is survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center

Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steve of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Shelli of Minden, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife, Melanie
Alan Farmer 
Ryan Melton & wife Joyce
Kyle Melton 
Andrew Rushing

Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer

Sister-in-law:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

Pallbearers:
Weldon English, Wayne Swan, Clifford Hamilton,
John Paul Lawson, Tommy Gray and Phil Worsham

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


09/09/2010

Tommye J. Grubbs, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 15, 1929 to Paul and Nina Mae (King) Duke. She graduated from Center High School in 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center where she was a member of the Martha Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Paul and Nina Duke and Husband, Richard Grubbs, Sr.

She is survived:
Husband: Charles “Chuck” Kreisel of Center

7 Children: Gary Grubbs of Center, Kelly Grubbs of Center, Paul Grubbs of Center, Richard Grubbs, Jr. & wife, Bobbie Ann of Center, Joy Austin & husband, James of Pasadena, Fred Grubbs of Center, Tammy Malek & husband, Cliff of Pasadena.

16 Grandchildren:
Michael Grubbs, Lou Chance, Allison Price, Amy Grubbs, Valerie Grubbs, Gina Seymour, Tina Amburn, Sandi Shahan, Tiffany Radney, Joshua Thigpen, Angela Austin, Amanda Dailey, Danielle Malek, Kent Seiver, Elizabeth “Lizze” Malek and Isaiah Grubbs

15 Great Grandchildren

Special Relatives & Friends: 
Pat Grubbs of Chandler, Arizona
Gi Gi Rodriguez of Euless
Fay Smith of Bronson
Mary Lou Adams of Center
Clara Bell Duke
Dorothy Swor of Huntington
Wilma Battle of Nacogdoches 
Virgil & Ruth Ann Duke
Cindy McKantz

Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Grubbs, Kelly Grubbs, Paul Grubbs,
Richard Grubbs, Jr., Fred Grubbs and Cliff Malek

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


09/08/2010

Elwood Kay, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born January 10, 1922 in Shelby County to Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay. Mr. Kay was a member of Toledo Bend Missionary Baptist Church and worked for the US Forest Service from 1951-1978. He also served in the Navy from 1942-1946 on the USS Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margaret Kay of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Sherrie Bowers & husband Bill of Rodessa, Louisiana
Deborah Morgan of Shawnee, Oklahoma
Kim Kay of Longview

Grandchildren: 
Brandon Fort of Shreveport, Louisiana
Michelle Greer & husband James of Keithville, Louisiana
Kilie Mason & husband Ryan of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Codie Buchheit & husband Matt of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Jesse, Aaron, Nikki, Keegan, Danielle, Caleb, and Rex

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay
Brothers, Fred Kay, Russell Kay and Atwood Kay
Sister, Katherine Bailey

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


Katie Marie Dean, 22, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. She was born October 20, 1987 in Nacogdoches to Sheldon Gene Folsom and Penny DeFrates Folsom. Katie was a mother and homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chant Clark, Chad Taylor, Nathan Hathorn, Wayne Folsom, Wayne Taylor, Jr., Cody Folsom, and Colin Clark.

She is survived by:

Husband, Michael Dean of Center
Daughter, Georgie Grace Dean of Center
Mother, Penny Folsom of Center
Father, Gene Folsom of Center

Brother, David Rohrenback & wife Kenna of Kansas

Sisters: Jenifer Williams & husband Sterlin of Center
Misty Johnston of Baytown

Grandmother, Laverne Folsom of Center

Father-in-Law, Randy Dean of Huxley

Grandfather-in-Law, Bib Dean & wife Loretta of Shelbyville

Special Fathers-in-Law:
Blain Clark of Center
Wayne Taylor of Joaquin

Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law:
Wayne Taylor, Jr. & wife Chasity of Joaquin
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Joaquin
Chad Taylor & wife April of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Special Friend, Tena Moragas of Center

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


09/07/2010

Rickie David Wigington, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at his home. He was born January 18, 1955 in Texas City to Lester and Oleta Wigington.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lonnie Belrose officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pam Wigington of Center

Sons:
Johni Wigington & wife Stacy of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Jim Wigington of California
Jason Wigington & wife Gina “Bean” of California

Grandchildren:
Jacob, Cami, Darbi, Hailey, jess, Kate & Hunter

Sisters:
Shelby Walters
Regina Tipps
Ava Milby & husband Gary
Brenda Caldera & husband Donnie

Also many nieces, nephews who loved him deeply

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lester & Oleta Wigington
Brothers, Larry Wigington & Jerry Wigington
Sisters, Kay Powers, Carolyn Cook and Judy Little

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


Mr. Artis Codell Britton died Monday, September 6, 2010. Mr. Britton was born December 27, 1921 in Texas to the marriage of John Offie and Vinnie Falwell Britton. Mr. Britton married Quida Faye Davis February 21, 1942 and celebrated 58 years together before she preceded him in death April 1, 2000. Cordell later served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on February 28, 1945 by destroying the enemy gun crew with a hand grenade. Sgt. Britton’s devotion and duty enabled his squad to resume its advance and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. After the war, Cordell worked for Trail-Mo-Bill for 27 years and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always had a smile on his face for everyone. Mr. Britton was a long time member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Realous Britton, Leander Cleveland Britton, Elvin Turner Britton and Leonard Britton; sisters, Zeravell Keith, Beatrice Atkerson and Eloise Nix.

Survivors: Son: Lindy Cordell Britton and wife Linda of Longbranch
Daughter: Betty Lou Britton Atkerson and husband Roger of Longbranch
Grandchildren: Brandi Lynne Britton Reed
Kimberly Ann Atkerson Brady
Timothy Lynn Atkerson
Mark Allen Atkerson
Great Grandchildren:
Baylor Joe Reed, Baylee Kay Reed, Scott Thomas Brady, Amber Christine Atkerson, Madeline Ann Atkerson 
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Pat Jones, Jerry Davis, Dean Jones, Troy Davis, Bobby Reed and Joe Dean Britton
Honorary Pallbearers: O.J. Britton
The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to: Clayton Fire Department

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


09/06/2010

Mary Jane Harvey Coody, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born October 23, 1954 in Beckville to Jim Bob Harvey and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey. Ms. Coody was a loving mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Williams, Ronnie Bright, Danny Harvey, John Weir, Chris Hunsley and Steven Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Day’rien Williams, Randy Simmons, Bobby Joe Harvey and Kenny Bright.

She is survived by:

Son, Michael Wayne Harvey of Center

Daughters;
Jamie Lynn Tarver of Center
Melissa Ann Chevalier of Jacksonville, Florida
Angela Lynn Hughes of Center
Susan Rene’ Hughes of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Okemia Harvey, Michael “MJ” Harvey, Brianna Chevalier, William Skinner, David Skinner, Elizabeth Jordan,
Jason Jordan Jr., Kathleen “Taylor” Hughes, David Hughes Jr., Diana Valencia, Cristian Valencia, Adrianna Taylor,
Darian Hughes, Daleya Hughes, Odonteis “Quary” Green Jr.

Brothers;
Jay Carl Harvey of Center
Everett Earl Harvey of Amarillo
Bob “Bobby” Harvey of Center

Sisters;
Joann Jordan of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Way Weir of Wells
Linda Ruth Harvey of Center
Sherry Martin of Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Bob and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey
Husband, Ben Edward Coody
Son, Baby Boy Livingston
Sisters; Billie Ruth Forrest, Jo Dale Harvey and Alice Faye Wingate
Nephews; Jonathon Forrest, Michael “Scooter” Wingate and Derrick Pina
Nieces; Wendy Nicole Harvey and Hope Harvey

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


Wayland E. Taylor, Jr., 63, of Center passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service for Mr. Wayland Taylor will be held on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00pm at Holiday Nursing Center.

He was born March 14, 1947 in Monroe, LA to Wayland E. Taylor, Sr. and Erma Williams Taylor.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary E. Taylor of Center
Sisters:
Erma Scarborough of Springdale, Ark
Elaine Morris of Porter
Brother: Orville Taylor of Porter
Lester Taylor of Houston
Brother-in-law:
W.A. Cockrell of Copperas Cove, Texas

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


Lena Maurine Gibbs, 96 of DeBerry, Texas passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home in DeBerry. Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment will follow at DeBerry Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Monday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family request memorials be made to DeBerry Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Hardee, P.O. Box 251, DeBerry, Texas 75639 or Heartsway Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

 


Mrs. Lena Maurine Gibbs was born October 16, 1913 in Center, Shelby County, Texas to Ernest and Pearl Mull Wicker. Mrs. Gibbs attended Shelby County schools. She met and later married Pete Gibbs on June 6, 1931 in Logansport, LA and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1980. A homemaker, Mrs. Gibbs enjoyed quilting and playing 42 with her church family. She was a devoted longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Eugene Wicker; son, Arthur Gibbs, grandson, Johnny Ray Hardee and son-in-law; Ray Hardee.

Survivors include:
Sons: Jimmy Robert Gibbs, Sr of DeBerry
Basel Gibbs and wife Doris of Deadwood
Daughter: Dorothy Hardee of DeBerry
Daughter-in-law: Margie Gibbs of DeBerry
11 Grandchildren
Numerous great Grandchildren
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Steve LeGrand, Doug Lawhorne, David Futrell, Paul Gibbs, Jr., Winston Horton, Troy Davis and Jimmy Gibbs, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Cliff Yount and Floyd Jeffress

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/05/2010

Ozroe Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Pleasant Springs Health Care Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 2, 1918 to Jess O. and IT (Williams) Bush. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served in the US Army during WWII. He served as the Shelby County Judge from 1951-1954 and was the Shelby County Treasurer from 1947-1951. Ozroe was also a poultry farmer in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jess and IT Bush, Sister, Thelma Langley and Brother, Ray Bush.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Juanita Bush of Center
2 Daughters: 
Carolyn Golden of Center
Connie Stewart & husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant
Grandchildren:
Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, OK
DeAnn Jonte’ & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Golden of San Antonio
Ty Abston & wife, Anne of Mt. Pleasant
Great Grandchildren:
Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, OK
Taylor Anne & Tanner Abston of Mt. Pleasant
Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, KY
Sister: 
Fay McSwain Allen of Center
Brother-in-law:
Henry D. Franks of Jacinto City, Texas
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
J.D. Franks, Kerry Franks, Clay Thompson, Chris Deininger, Jay Jonte’
Pat Franks, Ray Jackson and Matt Perkins

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


09/03/2010

Ronald Ballard, 64 of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010 in Longview, Texas. Services were held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 5, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Interment followed at Old Center Cemetery.

Mr. Ronald Dwayne Ballard was born February 2, 1946 in the Old Center Community to the marriage of Lecester and Billie Ruth Graves Ballard. One of three boys, Ronald attended Carthage schools and graduated with the class of 1964. He married Sandra Kay Crawford July 25, 1970 and they celebrated 40 years together. Mr. Ballard devoted 15 years to Carthage High School where he was the Agriculture and DECA teacher. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing and was also interested in forestry and timber. Mr. Ballard was a proud member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Survivors include: 
Loving wife: Sandra Ballard of Tenaha
Son: Gregory Ballard of Boston, MA
Daughter: Heather Chiniara and husband A.J. of Frisco
Brothers: Lanny Ware and wife Sherry of Old Center
Larry Ware of Flint
Grandchildren: Savannah and Chloe Chiniara of Frisco
Other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Deacons of First Baptist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/02/2010

Funeral services for Sandra Jean (Anderson) Goodrum will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 04, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Goodrum passed away Thursday, September 02, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born November 24, 1943, in Houston, TX, Sandra Goodrum was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lillian (York) Anderson. Sandra married Luther Goodrum, and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son Rick Goodrum and wife Tera of Highlands, TX, and 4 grandchildren: Amanda Goodrum of Crosby, TX, and Travis, Tyler, and Ryan Goodrum, all of Highlands, TX. In addition to her parents and husband Luther Goodrum, Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Bobby Anderson.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 03, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


A Homegoing Celebration in Honor of the Life of Sister Georgia B. Brown will take place on Saturday September 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Iron Whell Baptist Church with Rev. James A. Ervin Serving at the Eulogist. Burial will take place in the Westview Cemetery in Center, TX. Mrs. Brown was born on August 23, 1938. On September 1, 2010 Mrs. Brown passed away. She was employed for numerous years with the Nacogdoches ISD. Sister Brown is survived by her husband L.B. Brown of Nacogdoches, TX; 7 Children, Mable A. (Ricky) Lane, Roy Denard (Jackie) Casey, David Renard Casey (Lona) Smith, Winnie Renell Casey Small, Marilyn DeAnne Brown Roberts, Karson Cheris Brown, Essie Marie Brown (Byron) Daniels. 30 Grandchildren and 50 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings Prince Robert E. Dixon (Leonora) of Houston, TX; Rev. Ray Dixon (Everlee) of Mansfield, Louisiana and Oneal and Lucille Jones of Garrison, TX.

Visitation will begin on Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:00 Noon until 8:00 P.M. Final and Sacred Services are entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home Nacogdoches, Texas "Where The Family Comes First"


Funeral Services for Mr. Boyd Foster Lewis, 91, will be Saturday, September 4, 2010 @ Union Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise, Tx. @ 1:00p.m. Burial at Union Springs Cemetery. Mr Boyd Foster Lewis died at Rock Haven Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Tx.

Survivors: (3) Daughters:
Carolyn Douglas, Lizzie B. Lewis, & Ellen Lewis Tucson, AZ
(5) Sons) William (Big Boy) Lewis, H.B. (Luann) Lewis, Eltroy Lewis, Jefferson Lewis ,& Warren Lewis
Sister: Annabelle Starling, Mt Enterprise, Tx.
Brothers (2): John L. Lewis, Nacogdoches, & Percy Lewis, Galveston, Tx.


 

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1/31/2013

Ethel Lee Munn, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1930 in Dayton to Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart. She was a member of Old Home Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis, Troy Jennings, Scott Jennings, Richard Sholar, Robert Sholar, John Sholar Jr., John Sholar Sr. and Andrew Sholar. Honorary pallbearers will be Cindy Short and Wayne Skinner.

She is survived by
Husband: Ivy Paul Munn Jr. of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew O. Sholar Jr. and wife, Jennie of Joaquin
Robert L. Sholar and wife, Mae of Carthage
John E. Sholar of Joaquin
Richard W. Sholar of Joaquin

Daughters:
Martha A. Manasco of Logansport
Laura L. Rushing and husband, William of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Sister: Betty M. Skinner of Spring

Brothers:
Walter E. Lewis and wife, Lorene of Dayton
Ed Lewis and wife, Elaine of Bellville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart
Two Sisters
Three Brothers
One Son

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


Joyce Florence Malone Bowen passed away on January 30, 2013 at Twin Lakes Nursing Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Joyce Bowen was born on July 1, 1921 in Dimmit, Texas to Rev. Preston and Sophia McMullan Florence. During her professional life, she traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, making lifelong friendships throughout the world.

Joyce was a talented musician, who enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and singing in church choirs. As a child, she delighted in joining her father, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher on his regularly scheduled Gospel Visits to jails and prisons across the dusty plains of West Texas. After her fathers jailhouse sermons, Baby Joyce brought the gospel to inmates and guards alike with her lively and heartfelt accordion renditions of old fashioned hymns and long remembered songs of praise. Their visits were much anticipated, and her captive audience was always very appreciative of her music and her flashy accordion with the small diamond placed proudly in the middle of a genuine ivory key!

Joyce majored in music at Texas Womens College in Denton, Texas. She left college before graduation to follow her new husband, Sam Malone (locally known as Ramblin Sam), when he enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of WW II.

Joyce moved to San Augustine in 1992 following the death of her second husband, Ray Bowen, of Lubbock, Texas. Shortly after arriving in her new home, she became an active and enthusiastic volunteer in the San Augustine Care and Share program. Perhaps, one of her more interesting Care and Share duties was that of teaching English as a Second Language to non-English speaking Hispanic students. The fact that she did not speak or read Spanish did not seem to deter her efforts in any way.

Joyce is survived by; daughter, Samye Johnson and husband Tom and son, Mike Malone and wife, Billie, all of San Augustine, Texas; six grandchildren; Michael Malone and wife Jodi, Joy Malone Kling, and husband Jeremy, Christy Johnson, Jodi Johnson, Rick Russell and wife Sandi and David Russell and wife Lisa; and eight great-grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dan Max Florence.

Following cremation, her remains will be interred in a private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Care and Share or the First Methodist Church flower fund.

The family of Joyce Bowen would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. John and Sharon Oglesbee for the medical care and personal kindness they showed our mother during her years in San Augustine. They are good friends and a blessing to our family and the community.

We would also like to thank Twin Lakes Care Center and their wonderful staff for the special attention they gave to Joyce during her residency there. We are deeply appreciative of Mother's very special best pal and Twin Lakes roommate, Maurine Mitchell. She could not have wished for a more compassionate companion or dear friend.

Continual online condolences and obituary may be be viewed wyman roberts funeral home webpage at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


1/29/2013

After a long struggle on this earth, Geneva Hough Hutto went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2013. Born September 15, 1929, in the Caledonia community of Rusk County, TX, she was the daughter of the late G. B. “Bill” Hough and Anzie Weeks Hough.

Geneva Hutto was a hairdresser for 35 years and a correspondent for the Timpson News for many years. She was a member of Timpson Highway Tabernacle. Geneva enjoyed fishing, gardening, and helping others in her life, especially with her cooking. Geneva loved her family unconditionally and loved to give them orders, which they always obeyed. She was the family drill sergeants. “Memaw” loved all of her grandkids. Since Frankie was the first grandchild, he and his Memaw had a unique relationship like no other.

Survivors include her daughters Janis Bass and husband Glyn and Billie Jean Williamson, all of Timpson; dearest nephew Horace Wayne Bell of Timpson and nephew Bill Otis of Lake Charles, LA; brother R. K. Hough and wife Shirley of Murvaul, TX; sister Linda Fay Harris of Timpson; grandchildren: Frankie Baker and Pam Yarbrough, Shadow Rhodes and husband Jason, Dusty Kruse and husband Lance, Doug Milford and wife Jennifer, John Williamson and wife Desiree, and Dea Sample and husband Brian.

Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren: Morgan Baker, Raina Baker, Ryan Baker, Makayla Baker, Tanner Murdock, Layci Jo Sample, Hope Milford, Conner Miflord, Sage Taylor, Shelby Brock, Johna Kruse, Tryton Kruse, Ceale Kruse, and Gavyn Williamson; 2 step grandchildren: Presley Slatter and Bradon Slatter; 4 great great grandchildren: Ryder Baker, Kane Baker, Kase Baker, and Avery Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses special thanks to Frankie Newcomer, “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Funeral service for Geneva Hough Hutto, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Thursday. 

To convey condolences or register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Darvin "E.D." Bryant, age 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at an area hospital.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 7, 1925, to parents Bud Bryant and Annie Bell (Moore) Bryant and was a native and former resident of San Augustine County, Texas. He had lived in Etoile for the past several years and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

He was retired from the trucking industry. Mr. Bryant was a World War II veteran, serving his country with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

His survivors include his son, Larry Edward Bryant of Etoile; a grandson, Teddy Schneider of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Sarah Schneider of Houston, Texas; and a sister, Tempie Bardwell of Friendswood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Agnes Dorothy Bryant, on Oct. 23, 2012; and his daughter, Diana Faye Schneider, in 1988.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 Hwy. 103 in Etoile, Texas, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery, located on County Road 411 in Woden, Texas.

Visitation will be held Saturday at the church, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


1/28/2013

Billy Gene Mason, Sr., 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Shelbyville. He was born March 11, 1926 in Laneville to J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason.

Billy Mason, Sr., also known as “Mr. Bill, Big Bill or PawPaw” married Deva Ray Smith in September of 1944 and they, along with his brother-in-law, Harvey Burkett and sister-in-law, Dessie Burkett Kale traveled across the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. His main occupation for most of his life was as a foreman in the pipeline industry. He was a developer and pioneer of many of the early pipe coating processes. He eventually returned to Shelby County and served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 for two years. Even years later, he returned and continued to serve his community as a heavy equipment operator for Shelby County Precinct 3 up until the hour he was called home. 

PawPaw lived by the motto of “never quit wiggling” and was always busy doing something constructive. He truly loved and adored the great outdoors. When he was not hard at work, he was hard at play doing anything to spend his days outside. He loved horses, gardening, hunting, fishing and family. He was always accompanied by his children or grandchildren taking time with each one to impart a life lesson along the journey. He will be deeply and sincerely missed by many.

A special thank you to all the County employees who watched over and took care of Mr. Bill. We love each and every one of you.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Rodgers, David Cheatwood, Tony Denby, Rex Hass, Durwood Russell and Robert Amburn.

He is survived by
Daughter: Joyce Mason Cox of Joaquin

Son: Bill Mason Jr. and wife, Stacy of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Larry Wayne Cox and wife, Cassie
Leslie Marie Windham and husband, David
Zachary Dez Mason
Adam Garrett Mason
Molly Catherine Mason

Great Grandchildren:
Nikki Cox
Jacob Cox
Lane Bates
Trace Windham

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Brothers: 
Charles Mason and special friend, Dee of New Caney
Kenneth Mason and wife, Reba of Chandler

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason
Wife: Deva Ray Mason
Brother: J. D. Mason, Jr.
Sisters: Ruth Mayfield and Mildred Davis
Son-in-law: Wayne Cox

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


Michael Risinger, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Mansfield, Louisiana. He was born August 8, 1967 in Center to Henry D. Risinger and Hazel Bass Risinger. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Victory, Dusty Robinson, Justin Porter, Daniel Holloway, Michael Bates, Toby Runnels and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bass, Chad Bass, Ronny Bass and Brad Bass.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Haley Risinger of Joaquin
Brittnie Risinger of Shelbyville
Cayla Risinger of Shelbyville

Son: Cody Risinger of Shelbyville

Mother: Hazel Bass Risinger of Shelbyville

Sisters: 
LaDonna Risinger and husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Renee Bass of Shelbyville

Brother: Greg Risinger and wife, Tonya of Tenaha

Special Friends:
Timmy Denby of Shelbyville
Susan Thomas of Shelbyville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Henry Dwayne Risinger
Grandparents: Ross and Laverne Risinger and M.D. & Muriel Bass

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


James Darrell “Sonny” Campbell, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.

“Sonny” was born November 1, 1935, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. He has been a resident of Port Arthur since 1957 and retired from Southern Union Gas as a field supervisor. He was a member of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Campbell, brothers Marshall, Chester, and Robert Campbell, and sister Nina.

Survivors include his daughter, Penny Younker and husband, Don of Houston; sisters, Ann Scarber of Shelbyville, Louise Greer of Shelbyville, LaMerle Davis of Houston, Kay Ballard and husband, Stan of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Crit Campbell and wife Bobbi of Shelbyville, Earl Campbell and wife, Vivian of Center, Judd Campbell, sister-in-law of Logansport, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Kutner, Barra Kutner, Devon Younker and Dalton Younker.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas with Masonic Graveside Services to follow in Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

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


Mrs. Lucette Neal Boyett, age 97, was born July 8, 1915, in San Augustine, Texas to the late John and Kate (Meador) Williams. She passed away in a local nursing home in San Augustine on January 27, 2013.

Mrs. Boyett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine. For 40 years she was the owner of a "Country Store" near her home.

She will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law George and Geneva Neal of Newton, Texas, Billy and Sue Neal of Nederland, Texas; step-son Charles and Carol Boyett of San Augustine; grandchildren Danny Neal, Pam and Steve Rogers, Keith and Laurie Neal, Kristi and Kirby Hood, Cindi and Todd Bordelon, Chad and Jena Boyett; great-grandchildren Kortney and Jake Romero, Dustin and Tina Hood, Eric Neal, Erin Neal, Alli Bordelon, Jace Bordelon, Matt Rogers, Megan Rogers and Michael Rogers; great-great-grandchild Diesel Romero; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands Arvie Neal and C.L. Boyett.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Bro. Randy Mills officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday, January 30th. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Eric Neal, Dustin Hood, Kirby Hood, Todd Bordelon, Steve Rogers, Matt Rogers, David Williams, Jake Romero. Honorary pallbearers are Jase Bordelon and Michael Rogers. 


Bobby Morgan, 53 of Nacogdoches, passed away December 28, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Ramah Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Sisters:

Shirley Spurlock 
Sherry Morgan
Shelia Sparks

Brother: Kenneth Morgan

Proceeded by parents Raymond and Dorothy Morgan of Tenaha, Texas.

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


1/27/2013

Funeral services for Naomi Lee (Lilly) Hendrick, 90, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM,
Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Robert Warr and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Hendrick passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 20, 1922, in Shelby County, Texas, Naomi Lilly Hendrick was the daughter of the late
Ellis H. Lilly and Savannah Yarbrough Lilly. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. She and Leonard John Hendrick were married May 29, 1942. Naomi Hendrick was an industrious homemaker caring for her family and still finding time to sew for the public. Not only did she enjoy sewing, she also was busy quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and tending the cows.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters: “Little” Lois Towns, “Big” Lois Powers, Laura Hairgrove and Patsy Hairgrove; four brothers: Lacy Lilly, E.H. Lilly, Adlee Lilly, and Lester Hairston; and husband of 53 years Leonard J. Hendrick.

Survivors include two sons John E. Hendrick of Timpson, Texas; Benjamin T. Hendrick and wife Nancy of Slidell Louisiana; daughter Mary Jo Rogers and husband Vernis D. Rogers of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren; Courtney Sanchez and husband Antowan, Patrick Hendrick and wife Candace, Brandon Bowen and wife Amy, Teresa Sazedj and husband Shahram, Sherry Pugh and husband Greg, Ann and Sara Hendrick; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Adreia Sanchez, Benjamin Bowen, Zachary Sazedj; Logan, Landry, Larson, and Lexi Pugh and one on the way Mason Hendrick.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Hendrick, Vernis Rogers, Greg Pugh, Shahram Sazedj, Larson Pugh, Antowan Sanchez, and Brandon Bowen.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Billie J. Matlock, age 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Matlock was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Shelbyville as a daughter of Charles Austin Harbison and Willie Jasper Smith Harbison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Chaplain Freddie Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Novis M. Jones was called by her Heavenly Father January 26, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 91. She was born to Henry Bowlin and Myra Whitson Bowlin December 8, 1921. She will be remembered for her poetry having written a poem for many occasions. She was a life-long resident of the Buena Vista and New Prospect communities having moved to Paxton and then to Carthage, Texas in her latter years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Jones; her parents, Henry and Myra Whitson Bowlin; her borther, Bevie Lee Bowlin; and her sister, Ruby Towns.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Jones Bell, Tyler; son, Biff H. Jones, Carthage; grandchildren Bill Bell, Belinda Cook, Brenda Shepherd, Barbara Powers, and Beth Calhoun, Tyler; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service for Novis M. Jones will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Ron Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until service time at 3:00PM, Monday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Memorial donations may be made to Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Heart to Heart Hospice, Tyler, or Oak Brook Health Center, Whitehouse, TX.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Funeral services for Odessa Hensarling Mechell, age 80, of Lufkin, Texas will be at 3 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine county with Bro Bobby Wadsworth officiating and burial to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Odessa was born March 13, 1932 in San Augustine and passed away January 26, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation with her family will be from 5 until 7 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


1/24/2013

Funeral Services for Loyce Mask Deloney, age, 94, of Center will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, she will now rest beside her beloved husband, Lewis Deloney and their son, Charles Deloney.

Mrs. Deloney was born May 2, 1918 in the Brady Community in Shelby County, the only daughter of Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask. She was a graduate of Center High School & Stephen F. Austin University and taught school in Shelby, San Augustine & Panola Counties until her marriage to Lewis M. Deloney. After World War II the family settled in Carthage, Texas where Mr. Deloney was employed by United Gas and Loyce taught school for several years. During the Carthage years the family was active in the First United Methodist Church, school activities and scouting. Loyce was also a member of the Carthage Garden Club; these were happy years for the family. Mrs. Deloney was devoted to her family, loved to cook, garden and teach young children. She worked devotedly in her church, Frist United Methodist Church for many years. She also enjoyed working with the cub scouts & the Carthage Garden Club. 

Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask, her husband, Lewis Deloney & their son, Charles L. Deloney who died at the age of 46 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Deloney’s never fully recovered from this loss. She is also preceded in death by Brother, Bernard Mask & wife, Joyce. 

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Grandchildren’s Mother:
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage
Great Grandchildren: 
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett
Special Cousins: 
Gene & Delores Walker of Center
Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

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


Michael “Mike” Willis, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Clarence E. Willis and Doris Biles Willis. Mr. Willis enjoyed watching western movies and nascar racing.

There will be no funeral service.

He is survived by
Mother: Doris McGill of Joaquin

Sisters:
Ann Harville and husband, Jimmy of Joaquin
Cathy Atkinson and husband, Bill of Joaquin
Sissy Moody of Farmersville, Louisiana

Brothers: 
Wade Pruett and wife, Sharon of Milton, Florida
Leon Willis and wife, Annie of Texarkana, Arkansas
Bubba Willis of Seattle, Washington

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Best friend: Milton Littlepage of Plain Dealing, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Father: Clarence E. Willis

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


Valton Greer, 75, of Giddings, Texas and formely of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Giddings, Texas. He was born August 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, Texas and was the son of Leo Greer and Lorine Gaddis Greer. He was a retired welder.

Viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10am to 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Tx prior to funeral services which will begin at 11am. Officiating will be Reverend Kibble and Evg. Rose Sims-Lee. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Rayford Greer and Prentice Greer.

He is survived by:

Daughters: 
Val Hunt (Lavell) of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Goodwin of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Dean Greer of Nacogdoches
Valton C. Greer of Cleveland, Texas

12 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Weldon Greer Sr (Pat) of Center, Texas
James Greer of Center
Felton Greer, Sr of Giddings, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Lang Funeral Home in Giddings and Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


1/23/2013

Keilly Ciana Hoyt, 5 months old of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother: ShaKeitha Cartwright of Center
Father: Ellis Hoyt of Center

Brothers:
Destiny Jones of Washington D.C.
DeVincent Hoyt of Center
DeBreik Hoyt of Center
Keshun Hoyt of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Charvia Bell of Nacogdoches
Makenzie Mireles of Center
Jerlexis Hoyt of Center
Kenndie Mireles of Center
Marisha Lopaz of Center
Dominique Hoyt of San Antonio, TX
Makayla Cartwright of Center 

Granparents:
Marilyn Fields of Center
Rev. James Jenkins of Center
Keith Cartwright of Shelbyville

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Louise Guidry, 60 of Katy, Texas, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at her residence in Katy. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with 
Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Louise was born August 11, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Guidry. She was a beautician. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Cruse and
one sister, Peggy Windham.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Ray Floyd of Dallas

2 Sons: 
Jerry Benoit & wife, Tara of Katy
Robert Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Grandchildren:
Zachary & Gracie Benoit
Jared & Shane Bolton

2 Brothers:
Harrell Guidry & wife, Karen of Groves
William Guidry & wife, Judy of Jasper

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brittain, George Windham, Franklin Doggett, Travis Munsinger, 
Randy Battles & Phillip Campbell

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Michael Brittain, Davis Andy Brittain,
Jeff Smith, Brad Battles, Zachary Benoit, Jared Bolton & Shane Bolton 

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


Cody Daniel Bush, 29, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 5, 1983 to Danny Paul and Brenda (Stephens) Bush. He was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. Cody loved hunting, trapping & working cows with his Papaw Steve. 

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Alfred Henry Bush and Mary Okum.

He is survived by:

Parents: Danny Paul & Brenda Bush of Center

Grandparents: Steve & Margie Stephens of Center

Sister: Wendy Bush Castleberry & husband, Andy of Longview

3 Nephews:
Cameron, Collin & Caden Castleberry of Longview

Aunt: Sheila Clark of Center

Uncle: Michael Henry Bush & wife, Joyce of Center

Cousins:
Michael Bush & wife, Nicole of Center
Lindsay Jackson & husband, Devin of Center
Randi Kay Clark Menzies & husband, Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Clark Smith & husband, Jacob of Beckville
Dustin Clark of Center

Numerous Special Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Bailey, Michael Bush, Joseph Caldwell, Stacy Sanford, Lloyd Scates & Jacob Smith

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


1/22/2013

Wayne Powdrill, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in San Augustine. He was born October 1, 1944 in Center to Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill. He was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Powdrill, Rance Powdrill, Craig Lawson, Ricky Fowler, Mark Davis and Jeff Davis. 

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Powdrill of Center

Sons:
Rocky Powdrill of Lexington Park, Maryland
Rance Powdrill and wife, Anita of Shelbyville

Daughter: Kayla Griffith of Nacogdoches

Seven Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brother: Charlie Powdrill of Nacogdoches

Sister: Pat Garrett and husband, Doug of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law: 
Jackie Powdrill of Mooringsport, Louisiana
Vel Head of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill
Two Brothers: Melvin Powdrill and Pete Powdrill
One Infant Child

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


Charles Richard Hoyle, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 24, 1945 to Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle. He served in the National Guards. He worked as a superintendent at Shelby County Forest Products. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle, Step-daughter, Tammy Lynn Goff.

He is survived by wife of 44 years: Lareeda “Bea” Hoyle of Center

Daughter:
Rachel E. Rodriguez & fiancé, Mike 

2 Step-children:
Troy Scott Bradberry of Center
Dawn Leeds & husband, Stuart of Austin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Sister: Judy Walker & husband, Jay of Tyler 

3 Brothers:
Mike Hoyle
Bobby Hoyle
Johnny Hoyle 

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


James Johnstone, 75, of Sante Fe New Mexico, passed away on January 3rd, 2013. He was born and raised in Center Texas, graduate d from Center High School in 1956 and Baylor University in Waco where he received a degree in Mathematics. He married Barbara Carey Johnstone, August 13th, 1960.

James enriched many lives and lived a very full life himself. He had several exciting careers that started with computers in the early 1960s that lead him to participating in the Gemini and Apollo Missions at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. This was followed by many years of international travel in the 1970s for IBM helping to deliver computer technology in Russia, China, Indonesia, and many other countries for the purpose of oil exploration. After a long career with IBM he retired and started a new career as a financial advisor for Smith Barney helping countless people manage and grow their portfolio. In addition, James became active in the film industry as an extra and was cast with a speaking part in the movie Wild Hogs earning him Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership. In recent years James continued his film career but also volunteered with AARP for helping others file and maximize their tax returns. However his biggest success was his character, his friendship, his love and generosity he gave to his family and friends. 

James is survived by his wife, Barbara Carey Johnstone and sons Grant and Kyle Johnstone as well as seven grandchildren (in order of age): Sarah (19); Adam (18); Ruth (12); Rachel (9); Luke (8); James (4); Paul (3). 

Funeral arrangements will be held in Center Texas with visitation Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 12:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home and a Service Jan. 27th, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Center. 

A memorial fund has been set up for James through the Shelby County Historical Commission. The Historical Commission will keep an account of all donations and acknowledge the donation with a receipt to the donor. These donations will be tax deductible up to a certain amount depending on the individual. If you wish to contribute in his memory, please make checks payable to Shelby County Historical Commission, PO BOX 623 Center, TX, 75935 with a note on the check stating: For James Lee Johnstone Memorial Fund.

James will be dearly missed; however, his love will live onwards through the memories and joy he so graciously gave to all of us.

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


1/21/2013

Richard Joseph Lerro Sr. died January 20, in Tyler, Texas, with family members by his side.

The World War II veteran was preparing for his 95th birthday at the time of his death. He witnessed most of the 20th century, surviving perils in childhood and in war, brushing history in 1963, and seeing half the world on an 8th grade education.

As a young boy he spent several years in an orphanage near Philadelphia. His grandmother, Justina Camarrota Lerro, found him and raised him in a family-owned butcher shop at 1024 South 9th Street in Philadelphias Little Italy neighborhood. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School, completing the 8th grade, and helped his uncles sell vegetables from carts in front of the butcher shop.

He married Caroline Fusco at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 1939 and had a son in 1941 while working at the Pennsylvania Shipyards.

During World War II Lerro served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navys Construction Battalion, the Sea Bees. He was stationed in the Philippines, Japan, and finally in Attu, Alaska, where he would occasionally wave to Soviet submariners who surfaced off the coastline to lie on deck sunning themselves.

He remained in the Navy Reserves, visiting Boston, Cuba, and Italy. Later in life he would say, By the time I was 40 I had seen half the world.

After the Navy, while serving as a Harris County Sheriffs Deputy in Houston, he met another young divorcee, Myrtle Lee Metcalf. He liked Italian operas. She preferred country music. They wed in 1955 and moved to Dallas where they had a son in 1958. Myrtle launched the Household Employment Agency and Rick worked as a maintenance man for Standard Brands Foods and St. Regis Paper Company. He remained a part-time butcher throughout his adult life.

In the early 1960s the Lerros were featured in Life magazine when their pet alligators got loose and roamed their Dallas neighborhood. Dallas soon passed an exotic pets ordinance.

In 1963 he and his wife were interviewed by FBI agents following the Kennedy assassination after agents discovered that the Lerros were close friends and business associates of Jack Ruby, who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. While in prison Ruby corresponded with the Lerros, once writing that his murder of Oswald was a spur of the moment decision and not pre-meditated.

In 1968 Lerro was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was surgically removed and never returned.

Lerros first marriage to Caroline Fusco ended in divorce, however, the two remained friends until her death.

Richard Joseph Lerro is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle Lerro and his daughter Betty Powell. He is survived by sons Richard Joseph Lerro, Jr. and his wife Judy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richard Marcus Lerro and his spouse Terrence Onderick of Washington, D.C., his granddaughter and caretaker, Jackie Cannon and her husband Kyle of Tyler, Texas. His surviving grandchildren are Robert Lerro and his wife Cheryl, and Julie Williams and husband Lawrence of Florida, Stephen Lerro and wife Phylis of Tennessee, and Ashley David Harmon and wife Rachel of Texas. Great grandchildren include Jonathan Cannon, Michael Cannon, Karl Cannon, Mason Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Ashlyn Harmon, Billie Lerro, Tyler Williams, Brianna Williams, Aaron Lerro, Corey Lerro, Sarah Lerro, Collin Lerro, and Kathryn Lerro. Great-great grandchildren include Siearra Cannon and Cauline Cannon, and surviving his son-in-law is Jerry Powell of San Augustine.

A private wake is planned for the residents and staff of Providence Park Rehabilitation Center in Tyler. A private funeral mass is planned at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chandler, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


1/20/2013

William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., 84, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Garrison, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, TX, with Rev. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born May 19, 1928, in Timpson, TX, William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., was the son of the late Thomas Edgar “Ed” Taylor and Harriett Cassie Clements Taylor. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University and served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Charlotte McMillan of Garrison were married August 23, 1949, and enjoyed fifty-one years together until her death on January 01, 2001. Bill then moved from Timpson to Garrison to be near his sons.

Bill Taylor truly loved his hometown of Timpson. After teaching math in several East Texas schools, he returned to Timpson in the mid 1950’s to work for his dad and in 1959, he became a licensed funeral director. Bill also owned and operated Bill’s Hardware in Timpson. In 1967 he bought the funeral home and spent the next 40 years serving the families of Timpson. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, a member of the board of trustees of Timpson Independent School District, charter member of Timpson Quarterback Club, and a member of American Legion Post 90 of Timpson.

Bill’s great joy was his family. He enjoyed time spent on his farm in the Rose Hill community, especially deer hunting with his sons and their friends. Good times were also enjoyed at the fish camp on the Sabine River.

Surviving Bill are sons William Rial Taylor, Jr. and wife Cindy of Garrison and Bret Taylor of Garrison; also former daughter-in-law Rachelle Taylor of Dayton, TX; grandchildren: William Rial Taylor, III, and wife Taryn, Chase and wife Abby, Rialie Jo, Bret Clements, Jr. “BC.”, Dylan, Toby, Roxie, and Sage Taylor; step grandchildren: Brandi Eddings and husband Nash and Kyle Lee and and wife Brooke; great grandchildren: Kinleigh and Charlee Taylor and another one on the way; and step great grandchildren: Averi and Maddi Eddings. 

In addition to his parents, Bill Taylor was preceded in death by wife Charlotte McMillan Taylor, and brother Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


1/19/2013

Steve Walker, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas to Louis Jack Walker and Betty Joyce Clarkson Walker.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. There will be no funeral services.

He is survived by
Wife: Delmar Walker of Center

Son: Brandon Walker of Tenaha

Daughters:
Sunshine Haley and husband Joey of Joaquin
Haley Ott and husband, Chris of Converse, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Stephen Walker
Alexis Haley
Chase Haley
Cameron Ott
Caleb Ott

Stepdaughters:
Brandy Whittington of Center
Shelby Whittington of Center
Toni Whittington of Center

Step Grandchildren:
Kamden Whittington, Johnny Ikner V, Aliannah Whitehead, Jerry Akins III, Kayden Whittington

Father: Louis Jack Walker of Dallas

Sister: Joan Roberts and husband, Rodney of Dallas

Brother: Ben Walker of Dallas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Betty Joyce Walker
Stepmother: Nelda Walker
Grandmother: Gladys Biggars

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


B.B. (Bittie) Askew, 98, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Port Arthur. He was born January 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. He later retired from Texaco in Port Arthur. Mr. Askew was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jerry Askew of Fannett
Jack Askew and wife, Bettyof Vidor

Stepchildren: 
Jan Fortune
Becky Devillier
Spud Devillier

Daughter: Mary Beth Harris of Nederland

Brother: Vernon Askew of Nederland

Sisters:
Myrline Bradshaw of Center
Edna Hardy of Henderson

Seven Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

The family of Mr. Agnew thanks everyone at Cypress Glenn Nursing Home for caring for our Dad for the last two years. Also a special thanks to Kelly and the staff of New Century Hospice.

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


G.B. Williams, Jr., 57, of Center, passed away Dallas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. He was born August 12, 1955 in Center to G.B. Williams and Lola Mae Barnfield. Mr. Williams was of the Baptist faith. 

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Salem Cemetery. 

He is survived by
Dad: Lee James Barnfield

Sisters: 
Loyce Elaine and husband, Ronnie Belanger of Center
Helen Louise and husband, David Ratliff of Ft. Worth
Glenda Kay Ray and special friend, Tommy Skeeters of Center
Mary Jane and Robert Boren of Dallas

Brother: Albert Lee and Alice Barnfield of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Laurisa and husband, Michael McGuffin
David Williams
Tanya Williams
Joey Belanger and wife, Kathy
Rebecca Haley and husband, David
William Smith and wife, Abbey
Leland Cashion and wife, Tabitha
Rachael Cashion 
Misty Simmons
Becky Jacks
Chris Simmons and wife, Carol
Michael Simmons and wife, Sara
Brandy, Jennifer and Clayton Barnfield
Laila Boren
Zachary Boren

Great nieces and nephews:
Beyonkia, Susan, Mikey and Tommy McGuffin
Annabelle and Miranda Smith
Kassidy McKinney
Lauren and Morgan Haley
Aubrea, Hunter, Raven, Cierra, Joel and Gabrieal Cashion
Danny and Maylin
Crystal, Kevin, Ashleigh and RJ Simmons
Nick Simmons
Bekka, Christian, Devin and Fray Jacks
Janessa
Brianna, Logan and Makenna Simmons

Preceded in death by:
Father: G.B. Williams
Mother: Lola Mae Barnfield
Brothers: Oliver George Williams and Joel Eugene Marty
Sister: Linda Fay Cashion
Niece: Beyonkia McGuffin

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


Funeral services for Mark David Bennecke, 51 of Sulphur Springs, were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. A private family interment was held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Sellers, Bill Hardage, Doug Williams, Mark Chadwell, Todd Williams, Jr., and Curry Dawson. 

Mark passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1961 in Chicago, IL, the son of David Bennecke and Joan York Wolff. Mark married Tammy Kay Williams Bennecke. She survives. He and his wife owned La Pooch Pet Resort in Sulphur Springs. 

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:

Parents, David Bennecke of Las Vegas, NV and Joan York Wolff of Dixon, IL

Sons:
Mark David Bennecke II of Wheaton, IL
Austin Leigh Bennecke of Sterling, IL
Jarred Cole Bennecke of Schumburg, IL

Step-son, Derrek Cooper of Mineola, TX

Brothers:
Todd Wolff of Dixon, IL
Scott Wolff of Third Lake, IL

Sisters:
Vicki Hager of Rock Falls, IL
Dawn May of Marseilles, IL
Wendy Bennecke Lee of Las Vegas, NV

Grandchild, Gentri Mae Cooper of Mineola

He was the son-in-law of Ray and Kathy Williams. 

Prior to owning the La Pooch Pet Resort, Mark served as general manager for WAHL Corp., Animal Products Division winning many awards to show for his work in the business. He moved to Texas to fulfill a dream to have a 5 star pet resort and spa. He accomplished this in 5 years since starting the business. He was so proud of their facility and the work he was doing. He loved his patrons and considered each dog as part of the family. His smile and outgoing personality will be missed by many.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com and Local graveside services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center Texas.


1/18/2013

Funeral services for Alta Milford Hudson, 94, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Corinth Church. Mrs. Hudson passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in Garrison, TX.

Born July 13, 1918, in the Corinth Community near Timpson, TX, Alta Milford Hudson was the daughter of the late Flem and Annie (Bussey) Milford. She was married to the late Lester Hudson, and they owned and operated Fat’s Tackle Box in Timpson for many years. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and spent much of her time caring for her family and friends.

Survivors include nephews Howell Glen Hudson of Timpson, Mike Hudson of Nacogdoches, and Joseph Hudson of Louisiana; nieces Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers, and Sharon Samford, all of Timpson, Ginger Voorheese of Tyler, and Joyce Scott of Garrison, TX; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Alta Hudson was preceded in death by parents Flem and Annie Milford, husband Lester Hudson, son Harold Ray Hudson, and brother Johnny Milford.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements


Mildred Pinkston, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 

She was born August 26, 1922 in Cushing, Texas to Henry and Villa (Richardson) Cariker. She was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a teaching degree. Mrs. Pinkston was an elementary teacher for CISD for many years, later being employed at The Champion Newspaper and she was also the author of several books detailing the history of Shelby County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and attended the Rachel Sunday Class and also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Villa Cariker, Husband, Bob Pinkston, Son, Bobby Pinkston and Sister, Lois Land.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Don Pinkston & wife, Karen of Waskom
Jerry Pinkston & wife, Barbara of Center

Daughter:
Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches

10 Grandchildren:
Robert Neal Pinkston, Jr.
Brad Pinkston 
Ryan Pinkston 
Ben Pinkston
Richard Pinkston
Austin Roberts
Blake Pinkston
Jordan Pinkston
Lexie Roberts
Stephanie Pinkston Cobb

5 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be all of her Grandsons

In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund

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


Carolyn Jackson, 60, of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born March 4, 1952 in the Possum Trot Community of Shelby County to Preston Weeks and Gertrude Gladys Metcalf Weeks. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Jackson, Sammy Jackson, Mike Powdrill, James Lee, Douglas Jackson and Ray Jackson.

She is survived by
Husband: O’Neal Jackson of Center

Sons:
Joseph Schillings of Center
Anthony Schillings and wife, Tiffany of Center
Raul Schillings of Center
Phillip Jackson of Center

Daughters:
Karrie Dena Yanes of Center
Michelle Redmon and husband, Kenneth of Center
Angie Bridges of Center

Grandchildren:
Alexis Marie Schillings
Jaden Yanes
Daylon Fountain
Brianna Redmon
Brant Redmon
Calista Robles
Bethany Bridges

Brother: Roy Weeks and wife, Faye of Center

Sister: Frances Fountain of Lufkin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Preston Weeks
Mother: Gertrude Gladys Schillings

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


1/17/2013

Funeral service for Ollie A. Price will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, La. with Rev. George ‘Butch’ Rogers officiating. Graveside service will be held 3 PM Saturday in Tidwell Cemetery in Kelly, La. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM in the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, 75, of DeBerry, Tx. Passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Center, TX.

Preceding Mrs. Price in death are, husband, A. J. Price, Sr.; grandchildren, David Wayne Price and Lisa Gail Franks; sister, Rachel Johnson; parents, Benjamin Neal and Ollie Graham Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory are, sons, Charlie Franks, Foster Franks and wife Teresa, David Franks and wife Lisa, Donald Franks, and A. J. Price III; daughters, Judy Smith, Opal Franks, and Alma Simmons and husband Matt; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Williams, Donald Williams, and Neal Williams, Jr.; sister, Patsy Curtis.

Honoring Mrs. Price as pallbearers will be John Eric Head, James Garrett, William Anding, Velton Thomas, Ricky Earl Williams, and Matt Simmons. 

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home,, Logansport, LA.

Mr. W.R. Langston, age 88, passed from this life on Sunday, Jauary 13, 2013, in Houston.

W.R. was born to Elma (Lakey) Langston and Jewel Langston on January 20, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force as a Instructor, and was employed as a Pilot working for Corporate and the Saudi Arabian Airlines, and TWA Airlines. He was a member of the Church of Christ in League City.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Glynn Langston officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

His survivors include: Wife, Bettye Langston of Kemah; Daughter, Marla Langston Maudlin and her husband, Johnny of the Bahamas and Kemah; Son, Glynn Langston and his wife, Ann of Ireland, and Lafayette, LA; Grandchildren, Nicholas Maudlin, Noah Reed Maudlin, Audre Langston, and Lauren Elise Langston, along with a great-grandchild, Parker Maudlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials/donations be made to: Insight International, (A Ministry to the Blind), P.O. Box 730, Carencro, LA 70520.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Funeral services for Emmarie Dawn Adams, 7, and her baby sister, Chloe Elizabeth Adams, 5, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Mays officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.

Emmarie was born on August 11, 2005, and Chloe was born on May 15, 2007, both in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to their parents, Richard Adams and Dawn Wiggins Adams. They both are resting in their Lord and Savior’s arms in Heaven.

Emmarie was a princess. She loved playing dress up in the pretty princess clothes, tiaras, jewelry and shoes. She liked playing with the fairy tale carriage and horse, the life size dolls and everything else from the princess collection. She was a unique 2nd grader who had a wonderful imagination. Emmarie had made her profession of faith at a young age. She liked listening to contemporary praise and worship music with Lydia Stanley being her favorite artist. Emmarie also loved for her daddy to sing her some of her favorite Christian songs and enjoyed her dance classes and the friends she had made there.

Chloe aka Coco-Roo was considered the little monkey. She was full of life, preferring to run instead of walk, loved to climb, jump, swing, twirl and all other activities that little girls love to do. Her Papaw Adams actually taught her to spell her first word, which was WALK. She was very strong willed and liked to boss her big sister. Chloe loved her big sister and did everything she did. She loved dolls and stuffed animals and enjoyed dance class with Emmarie. 

Both girls were home schooled and attended Sunday school classes at Trinity Baptist Church. 
Emmarie and Chloe are survived by their parents, Richard and Dawn Adams of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; their grandparents, Melvin and Jean Adams of Nacogdoches; great-grandmothers, Opal Adams and Pauline Hicks; and one uncle, Ken Adams; and aunt and uncle, Ralph and Darlene Hicks of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Tucker, Bruce Huber, Frank Adams, Jack Thrapp, Daniel Alvarenga, Rick Autrey, Carl Partin and James Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and the Elders of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations in Emmarie and Chloe’s names to Gaurranty Bond Bank, C/O Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 1158, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75476, in the name of Dawn Adams family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

To convey condolence, sign the online register book or make memorial donations, please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


Gwendolyn Yvette Hightower, 45 of Garrison, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 11, 1967 in Houston, Texas to A.J. Hightower and Jessie Peterson Hightower. She was of the baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1pm at Mt. Mariah Church in Garrison wtih Pastors L.V. Norman and James Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. 

She is survived by:
Uncle and Aunt: Ozine and Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


1/16/2013

Emma Candace Milford was born in Alto, Texas on December 23, 1915 to Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearne Ramsey. The Lord called her home on January 15, 2013 at the age of ninety-seven.

Emma was one of nine children: Lavennia, or Sis as she was called, Roy, Troy, James, Grace, Avis, Margie, and Alma. Sis’ daughter, Betty, lived with the family her entire childhood and was more like a sister than a niece.

Emma married Arthur Milford March 1, 1934 and they spent 57 years together until the Lord called Arthur home October, 1991. They had three living children, James Harold, Linda and Judy. Glenda being the first was stillborn. They had eight grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and Nathan. Emma’s children are so proud of having been raised by Christian parents who carried them to church and taught them to love and trust in the Lord.

After Arthur’s death, Emma moved from the farm to the senior apartments in town. Here she spent the next ten years living next to other seniors who became her dear friends. They enjoyed sharing their baked goods and working their flower gardens and just visiting with each other. Emma suffered a broken hip and was out for a while, but soon came back doing what she loved best, cooking and sharing with the ones who were shut in. She went back to picking up their mail and taking it to them. She was active until her late eighties, and still attending the Shady Grove Methodist Church until she fractured her back and spent the rest of her life in a nursing home.

If Emma had a hobby, I guess it was cooking. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family. You were always welcome at her table, if for a meal or just some good homemade cookies or pie. She always said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and that she did. She gave of herself and her love all the days of her life. I think it would be safe to say she left this world loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include son James H. Milford and wife Jean of Longview, TX; daughters Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson and Judy Ramsey husband Ken of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and wife Chrissy, and Nathan and wife Hannah; great grandchildren: Conner, Dustin, Amanda and husband Val, Cody and wife Ciara, Chris, Blake, David, Doug, Gunnar, Gavin, Morgan, Paige, Taylor, David, and Tristan; great great grandson Trip.

Also surviving are sisters Margie Childs and husband Terrell, Avis Stamps, and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; sisters-in-law Jackie Ramsey and Carmen Milford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday and continue until service time.

To convey condolences or to register please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


C. D. Youngblood, 77, of Stephenville passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Holleman officiating. 

C. D. was born June 29, 1935 in Center, Texas to the late Arthur D. and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. He married Jennie Lee Tidwell on January 13, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. C. D. and Jennie Lee owned and operated Jennie Lee Catfish Restaurant in Stephenville from 1985 until 1997. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and has lived in Stephenville since 1985; moving here from Dardanelle, Arkansas. 

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Lee; siblings, Steve and Sandra Youngblood of San Marcos, Eula and Jerry Hendricks of Navasoto, and Doug and Bess Youngblood of Center; children, Belinda Blasing of Norwalk, Wisconsin, Teresa Flood of Ozark, Missouri, Terry Cline of Dublin, TX, and Salena Shaw of Dublin, TX; grandchildren, Corey Cline, Makayla Matzen, Dustin Cline, Tyler Tackett, Tanner Shaw, Terrell Shaw, and Tesara Flood; and five great grandchildren

Besides his parents, C. D. was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, John, Roy, and Dowell Youngblood.

Family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Scott and White Emory Bellard ALS Clinic at www.sw.org/sites/developement.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.


1/15/2013

James Doyle Folsom, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1947 in Center to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a Vietnam War Veteran. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn presiding. 

Honorary pallbearer will be Verlon Luman.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Jamie Collins of Burleson
Carrie Bowen of The Woodlands

Son: Jim Folsom of Burleson

Eight Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Mother: Vastine Folsom of Center

Brother: Randy Folsom of Center

Sister: Carolyn Shaw of Plano

He is preceded in death by
Father: Daniel Folsom, Sr.
Brothers: Larry Folsom and Daniel Folsom

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

James Ray "Rough House" Beard, 63, of Garrison, Texas passed away January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born November 9, 1949 to Arvin Taylor Beard and Odra Burgay Beard. He was a truck driver and a member of Cold springs Baptist Church.

Family and friends visitation will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Trader and husband Gary of Magnolia, Texas

Son: Jim McDaniel of Alabama

Granddaughter: Kodi Trader of Magnolia, Texas

Grandson: Gage McDaniel

Sister: Bobbie Watson of Eunice, LA

Brothers:
Leo "Biggen" Beard of Garrison, Texas
Smoky Beard of Garrison, Texas
Sandy Beard and wife Teresa of Tenaha, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, 3 sisters: Mildred Droddy, Gwendolyn McNamana, Glenda Faye Mackey.

Pallbearers:
Gary Trader, Greg Murdock, Gerald Mackey, Charles Mackey, Ronald Mackey, and Blake Beard.

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Funeral services for Margie Hemphill Pierce, 76, of Frankston, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA. Rev. Jeff Spring will officiate. Interment will follow in the O.E. Price Cemetery.

Margie was born in Chase, LA on August 22, 1936. She entered into rest at Frankston Healthcare Center on January 13, 2013.

She was preceded in death by husband Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Sr.; son Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Jr.; granddaughter Cassie Pierce; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Tommy Pierce and wife Tina of Grandberry, Texas, Rickey Pierce of Joaquin, Texas; daughters Kathy Seago and husband Cecil of Palestine, Texas, Lisa May and husband James of Joaquin, Texas; sister Betty Rose Stakeley of Stonewall, Louisiana; and numerous grandchildren. 

Honoring her as pallbearers will be Titus Harvey, Daniel Webster, Darrel Webster, Lawrence Pierce, Sam Caston, Wesley Caston, Dillion Eddington, Tyler Pate, Nathan Caston, and James Caston. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaih Caston and Josh Sterling. 


1/10/2013

Mildred “Cricket” Cockrell Sechler, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Christus Schumpert Highland in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She was born July 30, 1932 in Joaquin Tx to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hooper Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wes Lewis, Rodney Luman, Adam Wiley, Jason Davis, Randal Eaves and Sammy O’Rear. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jonathan Wiley.

She is survived by
Husband: Oren C. Sechler of Shelbyville

Daughters: 
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry of Dallas
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur

Son:
Charles Anthony Sechler and wife, Marilyn of Douglass

Grandchildren:
Wesley Lewis
April Lewis Luman
Adam Wiley
Jonathan Wiley
Felicia Davis

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Dovie L. Sholar of Shelbyville
Sally Furlow and husband, Jake of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hopper Cockrell
Three Brothers: T.P. Cockrell, Billy Mac Cockrell, William Cockrell
One Sister: Frances Wagstaff 
Infant child: Baby Ricks

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


Paralee Evans, age 83, of Fairfield, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Fairfield in Freestone Co.

Paralee was born March 21, 1929 in Pert, TX Anderson Co. She was the Daughter of Henry U. Champion and Minnie Alma Ferguson Champion.

Ms. Evans was an officer manager for Lee Optical in the Richmond/Rosenberg TX area. After she retired in 1984 she and her husband T.J. Evans moved back to her home in San Augustine where she worked for the San Augustine ISD. She later moved to Lufkin. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and most of all, being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral Services will be held on 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

She is survived by Sons: Jerry Allen and wife Susan New Ulm, MN; John Allen and wife Karen Gilmer, TX; Phillip Allen and wife Carolyn Community of Freestone, TX; and David Allen and wife Patsy Austin, TX; Step-Children: Pat Evans, Becky Lasher, Marla Brophy, and Cody Evans; 8 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents; 3 Husbands: Horace Hubert Allen, Gail Christian, and T.J. Evans; Daughter and Son-in-law: Diane Allen Stevens and Thomas Stevens; Siblings: Lillian Dabbs, Dorothy Bishop, DeeAlva Boles, Noah Champion, Thomas Champion, Bertha Cook, Bryant Champion, Carl Champion, and Robert Champion; Great-granddaughters: Mykayla Grace Allen and Claire Signe Allen.

Prior to death she was a resident of the Bradford House Assisted Living Home in Gilmer, TX and then moved to Fairfield Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


Hicks Mortuary and Walker Funeral Home of Baytown are announcing funeral services for, Mrs. Yvonne Marilyn Morris, Davis (92) of Houston, Texas, died at her home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Mrs. Davis’ services will be Saturday, January 12, 2013, at University Christian Church on Southmore in Houston, Texas, at 10:00am. 

Among local services are: nephews Travis Morris of Center, Elma Ray Roberts of Timpson, and niece Lena Mae Williams of Timpson, Texas. 

Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas, around 4pm. 

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


Funeral services for Mr. Joe “Road Hog” Harrison, 59 of the Old Center Community of Panola County, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Harrison died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home in Old Center. 

Mr. Freddie Joe Harrison was born November 13, 1953 in Shelby County, Texas to Fred and Anna Frances Sirman Harrison. He attended Logansport schools and was a longtime truck driver for Sand Hill. “Road Hog”, as he was known to his friends, enjoyed hunting, riding his 4-wheelers, motorcycles and spending time with his friends and family. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents; Ted and Mary Harrison and Henry and Addie Sirman.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his father, Fred Harrison of Galloway; daughters, Katrina Lyn Keith of Kilgore and Miranda Jo Edmondson and husband Bobby of Kilgore; sons, Dustin Harrison and fiancé Amber Dyson of Carthage, and Justin “Dutch” Harrison of Lake Murvaul; brother, Wayne Harrison and wife Bobby of Deadwood; sisters, Betty Britt and husband David of Antioch and Dianna Harrison of Tatum; grandchildren, Kortney Thomas, Clayton Keith, Braden Edmondson and Mason Edmondson; step-grandchildren, Layton Pittman, Logan Edmondson and Lane Edmondson, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Special thanks to Larry Joe Eaves for his love and concern for our family. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Harrison, Jason Harrison, Mitch Harrison, Davy Hartley, Richard Newman, Danny Pierce and David Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Smith, Sam Swint, Bo Hughes and Sheldon Trammell. 

An online guestbook can be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Berta Daurine Babek, 93, of Tenaha, passed away January 9, 2013, resting comfortably. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas, followed by graveside services at Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Cisco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Lamoin and her daughter Patricia. She is survived by her daughter Terry Woodruff and son-in-law Richard; her two grandsons, Stephen Brown, and Spencer Brown and his wife, Rebecca; two great grandchildren, David and Sarah; and two great-great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton. 

She has been a resident of Tenaha for over 50 years and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she often delivered to brighten peoples’ days. Berta tried to make every person she met feel like a friend. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

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


Fern Bruner Bush died at age 98, in Ruston, Louisiana, on January 8, 2013 Born in Smith County Texas, on February 26, 1914, she was the daughter of Elzy Bruner and Myrtle Hollis Bruner, the fourth of seven children. Her three brothers and three sisters have all predeceased her.

Growing up in Mineola, Texas, in a large family with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby, she developed a love of family, family gatherings, and an interest in people. Her marriage to Haley Bush, who she called "Bush," brought her into another large and extended East Texas family that she enjoyed throughout her life. They built a home in Mineola, and their three children, two daughters and a son, were born there. When her husband's job transfers required moving, first to Longview, Texas, and then to Shreveport, Louisiana, she welcomed the moves, and settled into a life focused on home and family, church, and friends. She liked to cook, and her peach cobblers, in particular, were generally acknowledged to be "the best ever." Shortly before his retirement, her husband became ill and she became a widow at age 52, just one month before the birth of her first grandchild.

With the encouragement of friends, she worked as a sales person in locally-owned shops, first in women's clothing and then jewelry. She often filled spare time with projects that ranged from refinishing furniture to quilting and other needlework. But one of her greatest pleasures was rocking her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they were babies, and she took advantage of many opportunities to do that. Eventually, she moved to Van, Texas, to be near her sisters, and later as her health declined, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and then to Ruston, Louisiana, where she had the help of her daughters and son.

In spite of her memory loss and declining health, she kept some of her quick wit and sense of humor. At a celebration of her 98th birthday, for example, when a daughter asked if she knew how old she was, she said, "No' When asked if she would like to be told, she said, "Yes, Very quietly!"

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson and a visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson. 

She is survived by three children, five granddaughters, and twelve great-grandchildren: Beverly Bush
Patterson and her husband Dan, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and their daughters, Heather Boggs of
Cary, North Carolina; Holly O'Neill and her husband Sean of Boca Raton, Florida; Stacie Dietsch and her
husband Peter of Midland, TX and Shelley Hinkle and her husband John of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; her son Jere Bruner Bush of Gun Barrel City, Texas; and her daughter Suzanne Bush Rainer and her husband Joe, of Ruston, Louisiana, and their daughter Haley Holder and her husband Dominik of Gloster, Louisiana. great- grandchildren: Alissa and Abby Boggs; Emily an James O'Neill; Stephen, Timothy, Lydia, and Titus Dietsch; Maxwell, Oliver, and Evelyn Hinkle; and E. J. Holder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com


1/09/2013

Funeral services for Lucille Davis, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Richerson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born April 12, 1931, in Timpson, TX, Lucille Hailey Davis was the daughter of the late James and I. O. (Crawford) Hailey. She and John L. Davis were married February 18, 1950, in Timpson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Each summer she enjoyed attending the Mt. Olive Cemetery Homecoming. The true joy in her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Linda Solice and husband Jerry of Timpson; sons James Davis of Houston and Jeffrey Davis and wife Bamba of Hazen, AR; grandchildren John Solice and wife Katrina of Timpson, Wanda Arvello and husband Danny of Timpson, Jodi Robinson of Shepherd, TX., Josh Davis of Shepherd, TX., and Ashley Elliott and husband Daniel of Magnolia, AR; great grandchildren Haleigh and Jaren Solice, Nicholas, Natalie and Noah Arvello, Johnny and Addison Robinson, Kaylin Davis and Madison Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lucille Davis was preceded in death by husband John L. Davis, parents James and I.O. Hailey, grandsons Jason Solice and Cory Davis and 8 siblings.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Services for Ms. Marinda Wilson (53) of Timpson, Texas will be Saturday, January 12, at 2pm. Ms. Wilson’s services will be at First United Smyrna Baptist Church, with Minister Derrick Rhodes officiating. Ms. Wilson died at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

Survivors are:

Mother: Christopher Williams of Ardmore Oklahoma

Sons: 
Chris Wilson of Houston, Texas
Cory Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Bobbie Wilson of Hutto, Texas 
Kay Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Brothers: 
Eddie Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama 
Jereal Wayne Bruton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Terry Wilson of Birmingham Alabama 

Visitation will be at 1st United Smyrna Baptist Church from 7-9pm on Friday, January 11, 2013. Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary. 


1/08/2013

Mrs. Perlie Mae Gossett, 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2012 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana with interment to follow in Garden Memories Cemetery, Zwolle, LA. Pastor Claude Carter will officiate. 

She is survived by:

Son, Allen Gossett of Timpson, Texas and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Funeral services were held for Mrs. JoAnn Rector Wisener, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sevar and Dr. David Holder officaiting. Burial followed at Douglass Cemetery.

Mrs. Wisener was born on August 2, 1934, in Douglass, Texas to the late A.J. Rector and Delilah Coats Rector. She passed away on January 7, 2013, in Nacogdoches.


Glenda Ellison Hewitt, 75 of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at ETMC in Pittsburg, Texas. She was born January 3, 1937 in Camp County, Texas to Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison. She was retired from the USDA after 40 years of service.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 4, 2013 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas. 

Surivors include: 

Sons:
Anthony Martin of Cypress, Texas
Richard Martin of Bedford, Texas

Daughters:
Lesa Farthing of Magnolia, Texas
Suann Lilly of Jasper

8 Grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren

Brothers:
Tommy Ellison of Pittsburg
Philip Ellison of Pittsburg

Sisters:
Marianne Greathouse of Pittsburg
Sara Wilson of Tulso, OK
Judy Ellison of San Antonion, Texas
Pam Assunto of Houston

And numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by Bill Hewitt, parents Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison, and daughter Bobbie Hewitt. 

Memorial may be made to your local SPCA or any local animal shelter.

Services were under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Texas.


1/07/2013 

Funeral services for Wendell Jewell Scott, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Scott passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, in Timpson.

Born June 24, 1952, in Jasper, TX, Wendell Scott was the son of the late Alvin E. “Bo” Scott and Joyce Keating Scott. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1971 and served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He and Thelma Hutto were married on March 29, 1975, in Timpson. Wendell worked for many years as a foreman with Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Hutto Scott of Timpson; mother Joyce Keating Scott of Garrison, TX; daughter Wendy Coats and husband James of Nacogdoches, TX; granddaughter Kinley Marie Coats of Nacogdoches; nieces Kristi Grogan of Corpus Christi and Karla Leslie of Tyler; and nephew Phillip Cross of Tennessee.

Wendell Scott was preceded in death by father Alvin “Bo” Scott and sister Veronica Cross.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Lloyd Gene Melton, 75, of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born May 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas to A.D. Melton and Roberta Chandler Melton. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:30 to 6pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

He is survived by:

Wife: Janice Dawing Melton of Center, Texas

Mother: Roberta Melton of Conroe, Texas

Sons:
Kevin Melton and wife Nicole of Wimberly, Texas
Keith Melton and wife Meagan of St. Johns, Florida

Step Daughter: Sheryll Estes of Spring, Texas

Step Son: Duane Dawing of Whitehall, New York

Brother: Mike Melton and wife Phyllis of Garrison, Texas

4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


James L. Humphries, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating and Eulogy by Bill Stegall. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Shelby County to Joe and Ovilla (Watson) Humphries. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a road construction contractor in South Texas until he retired in 1970 and moved back to his hometown in Center, Texas where he began to work in the poultry and ranching industry until 1985. He and his wife, Marie loved traveling all over the world, among those includes Alaska, Canada & many National Parks all over the US. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe and Ovilla Humphries, Wife, Marie Wiggins Humphries, Sister, Vera Mae Keith and Brother, Alton Humphries.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marie Clark Humphries of Center

Son:
James “Jay” Humphries, Jr. & wife, Miki of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Shari O’Brien & husband, Larry of San Antonio
Suzanne Hogan & husband, Michael Bill of San Antonio
Oscar O. Pena & wife, Doreen of Laredo
Karl Pena of Laredo

Great Grandchildren:
Maude & Ruby O’Brien
Julia Hogan
Nicolas, Ever, Cristo & David

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Family Friends:
Bill & Judy Stegall of Center

Pallbearers: Zachary Crawford, Christopher Crawford, Leroy Watson, Bill Stegall, Larry O’Brien & Michael Bill Hogan 

Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Hughes, Ronnie Hughes & Larry Crawford

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


Michael Lane Cox, 41, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

He was born on December 7, 1971, to his parents, Lane Cox and Carolyn Meador Cox.

Michael was married to his wife Kimberly Birdwell Cox for 22 years. Together they had two children, Kailyan Laine Cox, 16, and Kade Michael Cox, 10. He is also survived also by his parents, Lane and Carolyn Cox; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri and Brady Taylor of Woden; aunts and uncles, Marvis and Gary Johnson of Nacogdoches, Lloyd and Brenda Cox of Lufkin, Charles Wayne and Marsha Meador of Melrose, Jerry and Tracy Meador of Melrose, Larry Meador and Cyndi of Huntington.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gwen and Charles Meador and Delma and Elton Cox.

Michael's years of work in his family's logging business, working with his grandpa and uncles, meant more to him than any career path he had followed.

He loved to be the center of attention and would do anything to help anyone. This has been a long journey, but near the end he found comfort in his relationship with God.

The celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Exchange Support Group Inc., 6720 Bertner Ave. 4-129, Houston, TX 77030. This group is dedicated to helping heart transplant recipients and their families, such as Michael's, as well as promoting donor awareness.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. 


Mrs. Pauline Moore Pool, age 98, a longtime resident of East Texas, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Lufkin.

She was born June 16, 1914, in Teague, Texas, to parents, Rev. James Thomas Moore, Sr. and Lyda Ethel Ford Moore. Pauline lived in several Texas towns while growing up as her father was a Methodist minister. She graduated from high school in Center, Texas. She and her husband Lester operated Pool's Pharmacy for a number of years.

Pauline and Lester were members of First Methodist Church for many years, where she was active in the Women's Missionary Society, taught children's Sunday School classes and participated in their annual summer Vacation Bible Schools. A talented musician, she played both pipe organ and piano.

Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Weldon Alders of Midway, Texas; grandchildren, Leslie Alders Shatto and Michael W. Alders; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Shwarts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Pool, on September 11, 1985. Pauline moved to the Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community in Lufkin in 2004, where she resided until her death.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at The First Methodist Church Chapel, located at 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Christie Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lester.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. 


1/06/2013

Louise Brown, 98, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. 

Louise Brown was born on September 20, 1914 in Lafayette, Louisiana and died on January 5, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas. She was married to the “love of her life”, Hollis Brown for over 39 years. Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hollis, her parents Noel Alexander Magnon & Marie Guidry Magnon of Lafayette, LA.

Louise was also blessed enough to have been raised with 9 other siblings, with whom have all preceded her in death, and they were: Wallace, Orran, Cleveland & George Magnon, Marie Martin, Blanche Castille, Birdie Ferguson, and Ruby Bajat. Her life continued to be blessed by (33) thirty three first generation nieces & nephews however; there were an additional 4 generations of family members at the time of her death. There were a few people that were more like her children than her nieces & nephews, and they are: William Garmany of Houston, TX, Nancy Bajat Babineaux of Jacksonville, FL, Ronnie Magnon of Ocala FL, Burton Brown of Center, TX, Maggie McKay of Lebanon MO, Trey Bajat of Carencro, LA, and the late Burton Garmany of Logansport, LA.

For over (50) fifty years, Louise was blessed to have Odessa Link in her life. Odessa was very near & dear to her heart as any daughter could have been, and Louise loved her as a daughter. 
Louise was a very devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas, where she was an active member in the Golden Harvest Club, the Women’s Missionary Union, and the Conway Sunday School Class for over 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Golden Harvest Club or the Conway Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Center in her name.

Pallbearers:
William Garmany of Houston, Texas, Burton Brown of Center, Texas, Kermic Bajat Jr. of Carencro, Louisiana, Trey Bajat of Carencro, Louisiana, Chris Link of Center, Texas, and Roy Blackshear of Center, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Keith Link, Kevin Link, John Burns and Joe Anderson

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


1/05/2012

Funeral services for Tammy Lynn (Beard) Frazier, 48, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 09, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. 

Tammy Lynn Beard Frazier, the daughter of Carl Lavone and Jean (Sunday) Beard, was born November 9, 1964, in Houston, TX, and passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Timpson. 

Survivors include husband Ben Frazier of Timpson; parents Carl Lavone and Jean Beard of Houston; brother Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; grandmother Pauline Sunday, also of Carlisle; sons Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass, TX, and Thomas Frazier of Timpson; daughters Kelly Frazier and Kelsey Frazier, both of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky Carrol, Noah and Hannah Hollnagel; Chrissy, C. J., and Xander Hollnagel; Keith, Collan, and Guy Frazier; Colton Frazier, BryLee and BreeAnna Green; and Kayden Haessly.

Also surviving are mother-in-law Sherry Churchman Frazier of Timpson; brother-in-law Robert Frazier of Timpson; sister-in-law Linda Todd and husband Joe of Timpson; niece Lyndsay Williamson, her husband Kade, and daughter Lexis of Garrison; and nephews Jacob Todd and fiancee’ Leigh Patterson of Spring, TX, and Samuel Todd of Timpson.

Tammy Frazier was preceded in death by brother Doug Beard, son Dustin Hollnagel, and daughter Samantha Frazier.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements. 

Nicholas Szabo, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born November 8, 1924 in Divernon, Illinois to Louis Szabo and Elizabeth Molnar Szabo.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Szabo of Shelbyville; sons, John M. Szabo of St. Charles, Illinois, James R. Szabo of Cleveland, Ohio and Paul J. Szabo of Bethalto, Illinois; four grandchildren; one great grandchild and brothers, Alex Szabo of Tovey, Illinois and Joseph Szabo of Taylorville, Illinois.

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


1/04/2013

Jimmie LaRoyce Rushing, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at his residence. Grave side services were held at noon Friday, January 4, 2013 at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating.

He is survived by:

3 sisters: Cynthia (Anthony) Hooks of San Angelo, Texas
Benita Washington of Center
LaMika Rushing of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Darrel Rushing of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services are under direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. 

Earl Blackwell, 85, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1927 in Lubbock County to John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell. 

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. No funeral service is planned.

He is survived by
Sons:
Robert Doyle Blackwell of California
Keith Blackwell and wife, Angelie of Timpson
Kenneth Blackwell of Timpson
Mark Blackwell of Timpson

Daughter: Stella Teets Vaught and husband, James of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Keith Blackwell, Jr.
Justin Blackwell
Jeffery Blackwell
Denise Blackwell
Michelle Bridges
Kenneth Blackwell, Jr.
Jennifer Blackwell
Will Blackwell
Luke Blackwell
Marcus Blackwell
Billie Teets
Lisa Teets
Cody Teets

15 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Annie Bell Barnes of De Queen, Arkansas
Essie Squires of Shenandoah, Iowa

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell
Wife: Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell
Son: Jimmy Blackwell
Daughter: Betty Blackwell
8 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


Dorothy (Hendrick) Pate, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, January 04, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 05, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born October 7, 1926, in the Waterman Community of Shelby County, Texas, Dorothy Faye Hendrick Pate was the daughter of the late Elzie and Susie Anna (Green) Hendrick. She was married to Arvel Pate on December 20, 1941, in Center, TX. Dorothy was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Dorothy and Arvel lovingly reared five boys and four girls. Dorothy also found time for gardening flowers and vegetables. Being blessed with a “green thumb,” her children said she could even grow ivy on a rock or in the middle of a desert. But the main focus of her life was caring for Bubba, and her other children loved her for that.

Survivors include her sons David Pate and wife Debra, Danny Pate and wife Sue, and Timmy Pate and wife Cheryl, all of Timpson, and Jeff Pate and wife Cynthia of Kosse, TX; daughters Arlene Horton and husband Hal of Timpson, Susan Naron and husband Joe of Nacogdoches, Elaine Parker of Nacogdoches, and Pam Faussett and husband Jimbo of Timpson; sister Ada Essery of Timpson; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

Dorothy Pate was preceded in death by her parents Elzie and Susie Anna Hendrick, husband Arvel Pate, son Michael Eugene Pate, great granddaughter Megan Mason, son-in-law Butch Parker, and brother Kenneth Hendrick.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 2039 CR 1470, Center, TX 75935.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


1/03/2013

Kenneth M. McCarty, 64, passed away January 2, 2013 in Haughton, Louisiana. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11am at Aulds Funeral Home Chapel 7849 E. Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA. Mr. McCarty was born August 7, 1948 in Timpson, Texas and was a member of the Timpson Class of 1966. 

Funeral services for D. Ann Pinner Cain, 51, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bailey Alders and Reverend R.G. “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Houston County. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 4th at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cain was born July 26, 1961 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her residence. She was member of the Joaquin High School Class of 1979. She was a member of the Christian Life Center in Nacogdoches.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mitzi and Michael Norton and Ashley Faye Case, all of Nacogdoches; son, Evan D. Cain of Lufkin; grandchildren, Hailey, Haiden, and Hagan Norton; parents, Jerry D. and Joy (Kelsey) Pinner of Lufkin; brother, Ray Lynn Pinner of Lufkin; sister, Jerry Gail Pinner of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Cain and Gary Case.

Pallbearers will be Joey Landers, Chase Aldredge, Dylan Pinner, Colyn Pinner, Logan Pinner and Landon Pinner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center, 2604 N. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Prince W.M. Swindell, 99, of Shelby County passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Harker Heights, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 11am at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at the church from 9am to 11am. Prince Howard Cloudy will officiate with interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. 

Mr. Swindell is survived by:

Sons:
Earl M. Swindle of Houston
Charles (Mora) Swindell of Richmond, Texas
Earnest (Janet) Swindell of Missouri City, Texas

Daughters:
Retha Swindell of Baytown, Texas
Pamela (Richard) McClelland of Harker Heights
Donna Brown of Houston
Debra Carpenter of Missouri City, Texas
Dadra Campbell of Missouri City, Texas

19 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grand children

Sisters:
Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville, Texas
Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Texas

Brother: Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Texas

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. 


Mr. Leon Singleton, 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 1pm at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. David Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. 

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Cynthia Akilo of Longivew, Texas
Jacqueline Alexander of Lufkin
Charolette Singleton of Houston
Sharon Singleton of Houston
Sandra Singleton of Houston

Sons:
Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas
Michael Wayne Singleton of Houston

Sisters:
Fannie Holman of Longview, Texas
Georgia Mays of Logansport, LA
Sandra Sims of Logansport, LA
Elma Suell of Center
Ellen Garrett of Center
Billie Daniels of Center
Debra May Weather of Mansfield, LA

Brothers: 
Archie Singleton of Longview, Texas
Willie Jane Singleton of Longview
Verondean Singleton of Shreveport, LA

23 Grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. 


1/02/2013

Helen Morgan, age 60, entered into rest in San Augustine on December 29, 2012. She was born in Houston on September 4, 1952, to the late Sylvester J. and Christine (Gurney) Moszkowicz.

Mrs. Morgan served her Lord in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lufkin. She worked in the accounting section for local banks.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Randy Morgan of Broaddus; son Randy Thomas Morgan and wife Jennifer Christi of Broaddus; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Randy Wayne, Riley William, and Ryder Sylvester; sister Dorothy Summers of Porter; brother Dominik Moszkowicz of Lissie, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Christine Moszkowicz.

A Mass service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:00 A.M., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lufkin, with Father Francis O'Dowell officiating. A Rosary will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the church with visitation with the family following. Burial will be in the Broaddus Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers inlclude Robert Thomas Morgan, Randy Wayne Morgan, Arthur Ehmling, Larry Derkowski, John Allbritton, Bryan Moszkowicz, Daniel Moszkowicz, and Bradley Laskowski.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Broddus Cemetery Fund.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts. 


Dorothy Lowe (Culbert), 79 of Highlands TX, passed peacefully from this life, in her home, the night of December 28th after a long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Dorothy was born in Westchester, New York to Robert & Ida Culbert, but has been a Texan since 1976.

As an active member of Living Word Church, she continually found ways to serve God. Dorothy’s bible was never far from her. She loved to write scriptures and come up with new ideas/crafts for her Sunday school class. Her most cherished moments in life however, was the time spent with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren! Her hobbies included: crafts, games shows, baking, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by one brother Robert Culbert (Karen).

Three children (and spouses): Fred Lowe, Gerald Lowe (Susan) and Joseph Lowe (Melissa); Thirteen grandchildren (and spouses): Samantha Haas (BJ), Jackie Haas (Jay), Jessica Haas (Steve), Erica Haas, Crystal Lucky, Kristen Elliot (James), Michael Lowe, Timothy Lowe, Leah Williams (Randy), Nekayah Spence (Carl), Freddie Lowe, Christopher Lowe, & Robert Martin.

Twenty-one great-grandchildren: Conner Wiley, Jaycie & Jaxon Williams - Madison, Ethan, & Haidyn DeLeon - Gage & Giovanni Vera - Cody Haas - Kyle, Corbin, & Cameron Elliot - Jordan & Logan Williams - Brodie Sandoval, Ethan & Audrie Spence - Janie Lowe - Craig, Caydence & Chloe Dodds.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Lowe, Parents Robert & Ida Culbert, Brother Edwin Culbert, Son Robert Lowe, Son Walter Lowe, Daughter Dottie.

Friends and family will gather for a memorial service on Saturday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 at the Living Word Church in Highlands, TX. Pastor Lonnie Carroll will officiate.

Dorothy will be buried at Sterling White Cemetery in the Serenity Garden, located at 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road in Highlands, TX. 

Flowers and Condolences can be sent to Sterling White Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Sterling White Funeral Home.


Laverne Broyles, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 11, 1933 in Oklahoma to Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church. 

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele presiding.

She is survived by
Son: Tommy Broyles and wife, Pat of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Alleena Odom and husband, Bradley of Huxley
Sandy Broyles of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Evans of Timpson
Amber Evans of Huxley
Austin Evans of Huxley
Brianna Bunting of Tenaha
Allison Odom of Huxley
Colby Bunting of Blanchard, Louisiana

Sister: Thelma Harkness of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols
Husband: J.C. Broyles

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


Clovis Bruce Bittick, 65, of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 16, 1947 in Center to Jessie Clovis Bittick and Barbara Bell Bittick. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gerald Bittick, Brett Wagnon, Daniel Wagnon, Joel Wagnon, Barry Doggett and Tyler Reynolds. 

He is survived by 
Mother: Barbara Bittick of Center

Sisters:
Elaine Wagnon of Center
Marlene Doggett and husband, John E. of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Brett Wagnon of Center
Daniel Wagnon and wife, Sheila of Dallas
Joel Wagnon and wife, Janet of Center
Kimberly Reynolds of Center
Barry Doggett of Center

Great nieces and nephews:
Colton, Callie and Cora Busch
Noah and Luke Wagnon
Gracie Wagnon
Tyler Reynolds 
Megan Reynolds
Dillon Doggett
Maci Doggett

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jessie Clovis Bittick
Brother-in-law: Bruce Wagnon

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

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08/30/2010

Helen “Sandy” Heisel, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1927 in Thornton, Texas to Judge Ramsey and Cecil Webb Ramsey. Ms. Heisel was a member of First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Cecilia Amaya & husband Meliton of Houston

Son, Stan Heisel & wife Jenny of Terrell

Brother, Bob Ramsey & wife Ethel of Mt. Belvieu

Grandchildren:
Chris Hall, Carle Scott Hall, Ben Heisel, Hillary Heisel, and Brittany Hollon

Five Great Grandchildren

Cousin, Martha Wilson of Thornton

Aunt, Leona Wilson of Waco

She was preceded in death by:
Sons, Walter D. Heisel and Samuel D. Heisel

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


Betty Ruth Yarberry Crawford McDonald, 77, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1932 in Malta, Texas to Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Carthage. She was a life-long member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Auxiliary Gideon International. She was an Eastern Star member for over forty years. She enjoyed researching family history and created several books detailing her family genealogy. She was responsible for all the research for the historical markers for the Tennessee Methodist Church and the Tennessee Community Cemetery where she will be interred. She also enjoyed oil painting with many of her paintings decorating her home. She loved to share music and performed gospel music with the Unionaires in many nursing homes.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. William Everett officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband of 12 years, Bob McDonald of Carthage

Daughter, Debra Sampson of Gladewater

Sons:
Larry Crawford & wife Debbie of Carthage
Shannon Crawford & wife Sheila of Longview

Grandchildren:
Lindsey Sampson of College Station, Lisa Sampson of Gladewater, Dustin Crawford of Carthage, Kaycee Duckworth & husband Eric of Carthage, Samantha Crawford of Longview

Great Grandchild, Brylee Kay Duckworth, to be born in December

Brother, Tommy Yarberry & wife Virgie of Carthage

Sister, Sue Dempsey & husband Glenn of Carthage

Sisters-in-Law:
Billie Slaydon & husband Sam of Lufkin, Doris Keller of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law:
Buddy Carroll of Louisiana, Roy Carroll of Louisiana, Paul Carroll of Louisiana, David Carroll of Louisiana, Billy Carroll of Louisiana

Also numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by: Husband of 29 years, Gerald “Tubby” Blane Crawford; Parents, Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 83, Center, Texas 75935, or PO Box 393, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


08/29/2010

Michael "Mike" Tommie Cobb, 68, of the Fords Corner Community, passed away Saturday morning, August 28, 2010, at his residence.

Mike was born to Ruby Pearl (Ford) Cobb and Fred Eugene Cobb on August 22, 1942, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was employed as a Physicians Assistant working in the State of California, and was a writer and a Farmer.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the McMahan Chapel United Methodist Church in Sabine County, with interment following in the Tebo Cemetery in Sabine County. Bro. Randy Mills will officiate. Visitation will be Monday evening, August 30, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: Brother, Jesse Cobb and wife, Lola of Colleyville; nieces and nephews: Janiece Cobb Mantle, Daniel Gene Cobb, Stephen Michael Cobb, Karissa Cobb Bledshoe, Heidi Cobb, Trey Cobb, and Tyler Cobb and Robert Joyce.

Pallbearers will include: Andy Fuller, Tony Fuller, David Davidson, Danny Cobb, Stephen Fuller, and Tom Gilcrease.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Evelyn Leona Beasley Andrews, 89, of San Augustine, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010, in San Augustine.

Evelyn was born to Wilma Maggie (Bryan) Beasley and Virgil Ivy Beasley on November 15, 1920, in Ozark, Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 29, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Survivors include: Son: James Gary "Yogi" Andrews of San Augustine; Brothers: Robert Beasley of Montgomery, Alabama; Clyde Beasley of Ozark, Alabama; Leon Beasley of Ozark, Alabama and Royce Beasley of Ozark, Alabama Sister-in-laws: Voncile and her husband, Edward Newton of Orange; Syble and her husband, Alvin of San Augustine and Rachel and her husband, Howard Mitchell of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Wilma Beasley; Husband: James M. Andrews; Brothers and Sisters: Luther Love Beasley; Mary Jewell Turner; Willie Pearle Peacock; Kathlene Andrews and Ralph Beasley.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Bennefield, Julius Teagle, Andy Hardy, David Hardy and John Dwire and Steve Mitchell

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


08/28/2010

Graveside service for Elta Lorraine Pannell, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, August 30, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Rev. William Beaux Dickerson officiating. Mrs. Pannell passed away August 27, 2010, in San Augustine, TX.

Elta Lorraine (Perkins) Pannell was born December 6, 1922, in Allendale, Illinois. She was married to Bennie Lee Pannell, who preceded her in death on October 11, 1971. She was also preceded in death by daughter Gertrude Lois Crawford.

Survivors include her sons Gary Pannell and wife Sandra of Venus, TX, and George Pannell and wife Faith of Tyler, TX; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/24/2010

Jeanice Brimingham, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 1935 to Daniel H. and Ilda (Samford) Short.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daniel and Ilda Short.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Tulen Brimingham of Center
Son:
Jeffrey Wayne McCollum of Kemp
Daughter:
Cheryl McCollum Davis of Arlington
Daughter:
Melinda McCollum Blankenship of Athens
5 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren
2 Step-Daughters:
Lucinda Sue Shell of Colony
Minyon Laine Ridley of Tyngsboro, MA
Brother:
John Short & wife, Mary of Houston
Sister:
Danna Short Morgan & husband, Harry “Butch” of Whitewright, Tx
Pallbearers:
Jeremy Brown, Stephen Brown, Richard Boucharch,
 Zachary Davis, Dean Brimingham & Jimi Shell

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


James Edgar “Jim” Tindol, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 in Tyler. He was born April 4, 1941 in Center to James A. Tindol and Sarah Tindol-Schmidt. Jim served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Shane Whiteside, Joey Martinez, Gary French, James Evens, Damon Evans and Bobby Corder. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Moseley.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Kym French & husband Gary of Grapevine
Tammy Martinez & husband Joey of Irving
Debbie Jamison & husband Al of San Diego, California

Son, Jeff Tindol of Allen

Grandchildren:
Courtney Ruiz, Rebecca White, Wade Moseley, Eryn Stephenson, Kaytlin French, Joey Hennigan, Zac Hennigan, Skylar Jamison, and Matt Jamison.

Brother, Chuck Tindol of White Oak

Also a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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


Mrs. Lucille Fountain, 91, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
Lucille was born on August 6, 1919, in Shelby County, Texas, to James Add and Elizabeth Rector Hilliard .

Lucille was a lifetime member of Springhill Baptist Church. She loved reading her bible, entertaining company and enjoyed working at Memorial Hospital in the Housekeeping Department for over 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Ervin Fountain, sister, Juanita Kelly, brothers, Homer Hilliard, and Howard Hilliard.

She is survived by her sons; Ervin Gail Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Roy Gene Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandsons, Shawn Fountain and wife Kim of Garrison, Texas, Ryan Fountain and wife Racheal of Nacogdoches, Texas, Mike Fountain and wife Twyla of Zwolle, Louisiana, Byron Fountain and wife Lisa of Converse, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Tyler Fountain, Casey Forrest, Wesley Forrest, Katie Fountain, Bethany Fountain, Corey Fountain, and Drew Fountain; and a special niece; Macil Wheeler.

Memorial donations may be made to Springhill Baptist Church 1648 CR 384, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Bro. Don Chumley officiating. Intermwnt will follow at Swift Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas.


08/23/2010

Infant Daisy Lizette Hernandez, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Shreveport, LA .

Graveside Services are Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 4pm at Fairview Cemetery, in Center, TX with Carmelo Dominguoes officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 2pm until service time at Mangum Funeral Home

She was born August 22, 2010 to parents Cynthia Hernandez & Salvador Sanches.

She is survived by:

Mother:
Cynthia Hernandez

Father:
Salvador Sanches

Grandparents:
Alfredo & Maria Elena Sanches
Yesenia Vin

Aunts & Uncles: Estela Sanches, Mario Sanches, Eva Sanches, Albert Hernandez, & Gladys Hernandez

Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you."

Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford.

Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford's son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley, Linda, and Vicki B.

Memorials may be made to the Van and Loyce Samford Scholarship at SFASU Alumni Association, Box 6096 SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

"While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So, in life and in death, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jimmy Wayne Carroll, 58, of Center passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Shelbyville. He was born April 12, 1952 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll. Jimmy was an apostolic evangelist and a member of the Apostolic Church of God in Lewisville, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Watson & sons Chapel with Cletus Fitzgerald and Bill Higgenbotham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rebecca Carroll of Center

Daughters:
Anna Smith of Center
Jamie Smith of Center
Belinda Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Son, Timothy Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Brandi Carroll, Ashley Carroll and Tim Carroll

Brothers:
David Carroll
Eddie Carroll
Jerry Carroll

Sister, Vera Shelton

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll
Sister, Charlotte Carroll

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


Doris Hazel Williams McGilberry, 86, of Broaddus passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010, in Beaumont, Texas.

Doris was born to Arrener (Wagstaff) Williams and Elbert (Jack) Williams on November 16, 1923 in White City, Texas. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Lawrence McGilberry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton. Visitation will be held on August 24, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

Survivors include: Daughter: Linda Longino and her husband, Bob of Broaddus; Son: Glenn McGilberry and his wife, Donna of Silsbee; Sister-in-Law: Mary Williams of Lufkin; Grandchildren: Kevin Allbritton, John Allbritton, Coyt Longino, Ashley McGilberry and Christopher McGilberry, along with 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence McGilberry; her parents, Jack and Arrener Williams; sister, Gladys Tarver and brother, Belvia (Bill) Williams.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Ricky Tanton, Joey Whitmire, Kevin Allbritton, and Coyt Longino


Melba Youngblood, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. John Bender and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 10, 1917 to John Henry and Annie Catherine (Williams) Brown. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center and the Eastern Star for 50 years. Mother and Dad loved to fish and travel to the mountains, she loved going to Golden Harvest and the Senior Citizens Social Club. She loved flowers and loved her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Annie Brown, Husband, Joe Youngblood and Brother, Elvin Brown.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Janis Doggett & husband, Tommy of Center

Granddaughter: Sonya Parker & husband, John David

Great Grandson: Christopher “Joey” Parker & fiancé, Alesia Shubert

Great Great Grandson: C.J. Parker

Great Great Granddaugter: Michaela Leanne Parker

Special Friend: Pat Sherman

Numerous other relatives

Pallbearers:
Robby Parker, Wesley Parker, Jimmie Rey Youngblood, Dowell Youngblood, Wayne Mays and Ronnie Wilkins

Honorary Pallbearer: Jack Sherman

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


08/22/2010

Olga Hope (Johns) Edwards, age 95 of Center passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Family requested a cremation and no services are planned at this time.

Olga was born March 19, 1915 in New Orleans, LA to parents;
Dr. Foster Matthew Johns and Olga Caroline (Wenck) Johns who precede her in death. She retired from Sears and Roebuck after many years of service. Mrs.Olga Edwards was the oldest living member of the First Methodist Church in Tenaha.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Edwards, Sr.,
grandson, Christopher Edwards, sister, Louise Roth and special friend, James “Jimmy” Carter.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Olga “Ollie” McDonald & husband, Doyle “Buzz” of the Paxton Community
Joseph G. Edwards, Jr. of Center
Carolyn Mae Mayes & husband, Bill of Bryan, TX
Joanne Hope Johnson & husband, Rob of Pennsylvania

Daughter-in-law:
Rosalie Edwards of Metairie, LA

Grandchildren:
Charmaine Vines & husband, Jerry of Sugarland
Jared Kelley & wife, Minh of Hallsville
Suzanne Pareti & husband, Andrew of Metairie, LA
Kenneth Edwards & wife, Kellie of Metairie, LA
Jamie McCauley & wife, Leigh of Bryan
Jennifer McCauley & Scott Slater of Senaca, PA

Also 11 Great Grandchildren

Brother:
Foster Matthew Johns, Jr. and wife Elmiere of New Orleans, LA

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


08/20/2010

Homegoing Celebration in Honor of Mrs. Limmie Neale Eaden-Lister 79, of Center, Texas will be August 24, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas with Rev. R.L. Cotton Officiating. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery. Mrs. Limmie Lister was born June 5, 1931 in Center, Texas to Mr. McNeal & Mrs. Clabie Booth-Eaden. Mrs. Lister was a Retired Educator for the Shelbyville ISD. She was Married to the late Mr. Vinnie S. Lister who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lister Passed away August 19, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mrs. Lister is survided by 2 Sons Vernon Lister of Harker Heights, TX and Kenneth Lister of The Colony, TX; 1 Daughter Charlotte Lister-Ford of Sunnyvale, TX; Three Sistes Pauline Edwads of Center, Leacy Brown of Houston, and Learldine Earl of Victoria, One brother Dewall Eaden of Houston. Visitation will be Monday August 23, 2010 at the Sid Roberts Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon Until 5:00 P.M. Followed by a wake from 6:00 P.M. Until 8:00 P.M. at The Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted the the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home


Ora Lea Carroll, age 82 of Joaquin passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, August 23, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday morning from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. We will leave in a procession at 9:30am to Strong Cemetery.

She was born January 25, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to parents, Robert M. & Nettie O. (Estes) Chambliss. She is a member of the Joaquin Congregation of Jehova’s Witnesses.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Felix Carroll, parents; Robert & Nettie Chambliss, 2 sons; Johnny Mac Carroll & Danny Carroll, sister; Syble Heath and brother; Thomas Chambliss.

She is survived by:
3 Daughters:
Linda K. Carroll of Logansport, LA
Laura A. Sceife & husband, Mike of Shreveport, LA
Jackie S. Keith & husband, Jimmy of Lufkin

1 Son:
Stephen Carroll & wife, Connie of Joaquin

2 Daughters-in-law:
Betty Carroll of Joaquin
Susan Burke of Shreveport, LA

10 Grandchildren
14 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Bennie Chambliss & wife, Betsy of Joaquin
2 Sisters: Catherine McGee of Joaquin and Lois Hass & husband, T.J. of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Charlie Carroll, Gary Ray Barber, Jimmy Carroll, Derek Samuels,
John Price & Chris Price

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


Danny Carroll, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Center.  He was born June 11, 1947 in Logansport, Louisiana to Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll.  Danny was a member of the East Texas Chopper Guys.

At the family’s request, Mr. Carroll has been cremated.  Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty Carroll of Joaquin

Son, Charlie Carroll of Joaquin

Daughters:
Danielle Smith & husband Mike of Center
Susan Carroll Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Sunshine Carroll, Cutter Smith, Cameron Carroll, Morgan Carroll, and Cody Martin

Brother, Steve Carroll

Sisters:
Laura Scaife, Linda McDonald, and Jackie Price

Also numerous other relatives

Special Friends:
Jerry Hunter
Rodney & Gearline Dean

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll
Brother, Johnny Mack Carroll

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Jeanette Willoughby, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1946 in Shiner, Texas to Edwin Walleck and Hattie Riha Walleck.

At the family’s request, Mrs. Willoughby has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

She is survived by:

Husband, Billy C. Willoughby of Center

Son, Stephan Avary of Amity, Arkansas

Step-Sons:
Larry Willoughby of Houston
Billy G. Willoughby of Houston

Step-Grandchildren:
Cody Willoughby, Sarah Willoughby, Michael Willoughby, and Heath Willoughby

Sister, Sylvia Valerio of Katy

Brother, Dennis Walleck of Austin

Six Nieces, Two Nephews

Also numerous other relatives

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


Kathrine “Kathy” (Sherrod) Wilburn, age 69 of Vidor passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, August 22, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jacob Casey, Bro. Lamar Denby & Bro. Jesse Wright officiating.
Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Saturday, 3pm to 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

She was born September 14, 1940 in Shelby County to parents, Burnis Wright & Anna Lee (Andrews) Sherrod. She was a member of the Caney Creek Open Door Church in Vidor. Mrs. Wilburn worked for Vidor High School for 32 years where she was the Cafeteria manager.

She is preceded in death by her parents, B.W. & Anna Sherrod,
Husband, Kenneth Wilburn, Son, Randall Wilburn and an infant brother.

She is survived by:
Husband, Willard Philmon, Sr. of Vidor

Son, Ralph Wilburn & wife, Melissa of Vidor

Sister, Bonnie Kaemmerling & husband, David of Lufkin
Granddaughter, April Rene’ Wilburn of Livingston, LA
Step Granddaughter, Summer Nichole Lewis of Carthage, Mississippi
1 Great Grandson, Greg Harper, Jr.
4 Step-Children:
Willard Philmon, Jr. & wife, Glenda of Vidor
Mark Philmon, Sr. & wife, Pete of Vidor
Lynette Shafer & husband, Robert of Buna
Roy Philmon of Orange
Step Grandchildren:
Mark “Corky” Philmon, Jr. of Vidor
Nickie Philmon
Kayla Reed
Billy Woodward

Numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends

Special pet, her dog named Sassy

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX


Nathan Glenn Robinson, 52, was born on January 26, 1958 to Lynn and JoAnn Robinson. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2010. He worked for 13 years at Grumann and for the past 12 years was employed by Port City Cabinet Works as a machinist. He was an avid fisherman. He loved bowling and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; son, William; son’s mother, Mary; and step-daughters, Jessica and Ashley. Nathan is also survived by his father, Lynn, step-mother, Dee; other mother, Peggy; sisters, Sandy, Lynda and Lisa, and their families; brother, Eric; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546.

The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Hebert officiating. He will be buried near his mother after a graveside service at Short Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 in Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or contact Lynda Sharp to donate to “William Robinson Trust”.

Condolences may be sent to the Robinson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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


08/18/2010

Billy Wayne Anderson of Joaquin passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. He was born July 26, 1955 in Center to Billy J. Anderson and Margie Lowe Anderson. Billy was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Sabart, Christopher Sabart, Randy Bonner, James Greer, Steve Permenter and Charles Ray Anderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Buren Lowe.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christie Anderson of Joaquin

Daughters: Cari Spinks of Waco; Angie Moore and husband of Midlothian

Grandchildren: Aiden more and Adleigh Moore

Mother: Margie Anderson of Joaquin

Brother: Charles Ray Anderson of Joaquin

Step-Sons:

David Sabart of Houston; Christopher Sabart of Hibbing, Minnesota

Aunts: Patsy Lowe of Joaquin; Bonnie Dicks of Nacogdoches

Uncle: Buren Lowe & wife Mary Ellen of Joaquin

Preceded in death by: Father, Billy J. Anderson

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


08/17/2010

Norma “Tump” Latham Stewart, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Henderson nursing home. She was born April 7, 1926 in Shelby County to William Pearl Latham and Annie E. Brittain Latham. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Elizabeth Stewart Haynes of Overton

Granddaughter, Tamara Haynes Rhoades & husband Charles of Overton

Great Granddaughter, Addison Klair Rhoades of Overton

Also a number of nieces & nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Pearl Latham & Annie E. Brittain Latham
Husband of 53 years, R.T. Stewart
One Brother, Three Sisters

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


08/16/2010

Graveside service for Kenneth Edwards, 53, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 19, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. J. W. Samford officiating.  Mr. Edwards passed away August 16, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 17, 1957, in Center, TX, Kenneth Edwards was the son of Effie Joy (Smith) Edwards and the late Jake Edwards.  He was a logger in the timber industry.

Survivors include his mother Effie Edwards of Timpson; sisters Jean McFadden of Timpson, Janis Kay Gregston of Nacogdoches, and Mary Kathy Myers of Nacogdoches; and  numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  In addition to his father Jake Edwards, Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Faye Fleming.

Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.  To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Our beloved Laura Marie Dunne, 60 of Austin was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 13, 2010. Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by Father; Phillip Joseph Hupy of Houston, Texas.

Survived by her Husband; Gary Miller, Daughter; Mary Dunne, Son; Phillip Dunne all of Austin, her Mother; Roberta Georgiana Hupy of Houston, Tx., 4 Brothers; Jim Hupy of Knoxville, TN., Blaise Hupy, Mark Hupy and Guy Hupy all from Houston, Texas

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


Norma McGhen Hutto, 57, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born January 23, 1953 in Nacogdoches to Leonard Belsha and Mertie Walker Belsha. Ms. Hutto was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Burns, Dan Hodge, Chris Dockens, Steve Channel, Mike McGhen, Dean Wright and Charles MCGhen. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Raymond, Carlton Harkness and Bill Whitley.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Pam Sowell & husband Michael of Center

Son, Charles McGhen of Center

Daughter, Misti Thornton & husband Richard of Campti, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Lynn Burns, Bethanie McGhen, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell, Brittanie Thornton, Mersadeez Thornton, Jazmin Thornton and Skylar Thornton.

Mother, Mertie Belsha of Center

Sister, Geraldine McGhen & husband Mike of Center

Nephew, Leonard Michael McGhen & wife Melissa of Center

Great Nephews:
Ashton Gaige McGhen of Center
Ethan Aaric McGhen of Center

Great Niece, Rebekah Paige McGhen of Center

Preceded in death by:
Father, Leonard Belsha
Husband, Arthur McGhen
Brother-in-Law, Paul McGhen
Grandson, Clayton McGhen

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


Elroy Yarbrough was born October 18, 1954 to Inez McClendon Yarbrough and the late Herbert Yarbrough. Elroy is preceded in his passing by brothers Herbert Lee and Floyd Yarbrough.

Elroy united with New Hope CME Church at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High school.

In 1975 Elroy joined hands in marriage to Diane Roberts and to this marriage one son was born. Elroy was a dedicated, loyal and loving family man. He was a full time son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend. He was a hard working and dedicated employee for the Weatherford Company of Timpson. He will truly be missed by all.

Elroy leaves to cherish his memory; a loving, loyal and dedicated wife, Diane Yarbrough ;a loving, loyal and dedicated son, Eric Yarbrough and wife Angela of Oklahoma;(special sons) Cedric Grace of Timpson and Terry Washington of Timpson, Roderick Grace, Remwick Wilkins, TaRay, MacShane, Demetris Mosley, Tyrez Scourton, Rodney Scourton, Tristian Evan, Dewayne Johnson, Roderick Roland of Timpson; daughter, Diane Christopher and James of Nacogdoches; (special daughter) Kelli Wadsworth of Oklahoma; his mother, Inez Yarbrough of Tyler; sister Margie Williamson and husband Roy of Tyler; brothers Willie D. Yarbrough of Timpson; Donald Yarbrough and wife Rose of Timpson; (special brother) Gerald Wayne Bruton of Timpson; Grandkids, Zedric Grace of Timpson, Jacob, Kiera Donavan and Aaryka all of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Bruton, Billy Wayne Thomas, Tracy Young, James Tutt, Kenneth Goodwin, Douglass Mosley.

Funeral Arrangements will be under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be August 14, 2010 at 1:00pm at New Hope CME church, Pastor Cedric Grace officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Timpson, TX.


08/14/2010

Martha McDaniel, 91 of Timpson, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service for Martha Bryan McDaniel was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.. Mrs.

Born September 3, 1918, in Holmes County, Florida, Martha McDaniel was the daughter of the late William Early and Callie Donna Birge Bryan. She was an accomplished seamstress and had designed many pageant dresses for girls in the Longview area.

Survivors include her daughters Opal Jean Slater and husband James of Altoona, Florida; Eloise Hanlon of Columbus, Georgia; Helen Gayle Pate and husband Robert of Timpson; and Vina Hilburn and husband Jerry of Timpson; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Martha McDaniel was preceded in death by her husbands, daughter Betty Joyce Lambert, her brothers, and her sisters.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/13/2010

Regina Lynn Sanders Lee passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 in Stockton, California. Regina was born April 9, 1962 to Jeffrie and Revatta Sanders in Center, TX. She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Oretha Sanders. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Stockton, CA. She is survived by:

Husband: William Lee of Stockton, CA
Children: Lamar Lee of Stockton, CA
Lamont Lloyd of Los Angeles, CA

Brothers: Jerry K. Sanders of Warner Robins, GA
Alvin Sanders of Stockton, CA
Johnny R. Sanders of Center, TX

Sisters: Laura Sanders of Oakland, CA
Linda Sanders Taylor of Nash, TX
Velma Jackson Young of Stockton, CA
Louise Westbrook of Big Spring, TX


08/12/2010

Donald Ray Belrose, 51, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born January 4, 1959 in Port Arthur to Robert Belrose and Martha Ruth Green Belrose. Donald loved to hunt. He also loved to work on guns and was a licensed gunsmith.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Robert W.& Martha Belrose of Center

Brother, Bobby Belrose & wife Charlotte of Lumberton

Nieces & Nephews:
Stoney Belrose, Shanique Belrose, and Jamie Belrose

Uncles:
Jimmy Belrose of Sardis
A.B. Belrose of Port Neches

Aunt, Bonnie Belrose of Sardis

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Uncle, Forrest Belrose

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


08/11/2010

Donald Jones, 61, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his residence.

A Private Family Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 6, 1949 in Shelby County to Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones, Sister, Barbara Jones Waller and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Billie & Mittie O’Rear.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Reneta O’Rear Jones of Huxley

Daughter: Natalie Jones Oswalt & husband, Kreig of Tenaha

2 Sons:
Joez Jones & wife, Stephanie of Shelbyville
Richard Allen Jones of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Melissa K. Jones, Rachel A. Jones & their Mother, Pam Goodwin
Kaleb & Karoline Oswalt
Dakota, Taylor, & Dallas Jones

Sisters:
Helen Sanford & husband, Oswald of Center
Billie Wall of Center
Patsy Peace & husband, Monk of Center
Jo Norris of Spring
Linda Foreman & husband, Bobby of Humble
Mary Walker of Center
Rose Jones of Center

Brothers:
Sammy Jones & wife Joy of Center
Bobby Jones of Center
David Jones of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Valerie & Mac Warren of Center

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Sammy & Yvonne O’Rear of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Tony Wall, Roy Peace, Micky Jones,
Rusty Jones, Matt Jones & Bruce Jones

In Lieu of Flowers family request donations can be made to one of the following Smith Cemetery Fund or Wimberly Cemetery Fund.

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


08/10/2010

Sheila Powell was born December 29, 1946 in Center, Texas and died August 4, 2010 in Beaumont, Texas after a short illness

She was a 1965 graduate of Shelbyville High School, atended SFA and was formerly employed by Southwestern Bell. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Nederland, Texas.

She is survived by Mike Faucheaux; parents James and Juanice Powell; brother Greg Powell of Shelbyville; brother and wife Tim and Donna Powell of Odessa, Texas; and two nephews.

A memorial is planned for the family in Port Arthur, Texas.


08/09/2010

Bettye Cox, 72, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010. She was born August 21, 1937 in Joaquin to Wilburn Hancock and Julia Huff Hancock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lafayette.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Hiram Thomas Melton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ernest Cox of Lafayette, Louisiana

Sons:
Wilburn "Buddy" Cox & wife Connie of Picayune, Mississippi
Philip Cox & wife Vickie of Spring

Grandchildren:
Ryan, Seth & Megan

Great Gradchildren:
Chloe & Bryce

Sister-in-Law, Bonnie Royal & husband Chan of Houston

Aunt, Ester Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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


Albert Cook, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 14, 1934 to Bryan and Helen (Mooney) Cook. He served the Air Force as a Staff Sgt for seven years. He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Bryan & Helen Cook of Washburn, Missouri, Beloved Wife of 50 Years, Barbara Ann Cook of Joaquin, Texas and Granddaughter, Katherine Cook of Brenham, Texas

He is survived by:
Brother: Donald Cook and Wife, Clara of Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Sister : Mary Ellen Duis and Husband, Loren of Fairbury, Nebraska

4 Children
Son: James Alan Cook, age 52 and wife, Rebecca of Brenham, Texas
Son: Johnny Bryan Cook, age 49 and wife, Angie of Troutman, North Carolina
Daughter: Loretta D’Ann Anderson, age 48 and husband, Robert of Houston, Texas
Son: Jerry Michael Cook, age 46 and wife, Annette of Joaquin, Texas

14 Grandchildren: (who called him Grandpa)
Jimmy, Bryan, Christopher, Kristina and Clarissa Cook of Brenham, Texas
J.T. & Cory Cook of Troutman, North Carolina
Aaron & fiancée Tina, Ashley & fiancée Angel, Adam and April Anderson of Houston, Texas
Andrea & husband, Brandon of Houston, Texas
Spencer and Marckus Cook of Joaquin, Texas

2 Great Grandchildren
Lexus Nicole and Leanna Grace of Brenham, Texas

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews

Family Requested Memorial Contributions be made to Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas, 75954.

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


Tommy William Pavlock, 48, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born November 8, 1961 in Houston to Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock. Mr. Pavlock loved to rebuild and race hot rods.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tony Henry, Carl Johnson, Joey Castillo, Christopher Vasquez, Robert Vasquez, and Matthew Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Channel, Tony Smith, Jr., Will Reynolds, Fred Spivey, and Nathan Cheshire.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Christina Channel & husband Shane of Tenaha
Tracey Pavlock & fiancé Will Reynolds of Center
Ashley Pavlock & fiancé Tony Smith, Jr. of Tenaha

Son, Thomas Pavlock & fiancé Brittany Harris of Tenaha

Mother of his Children, Felicia Haessly of Tenaha

Son-in-Law, Tony Henry of Tenaha

Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Raymond & Elouise Cruz of Conroe

Brother, Harold Pavlock & wife Jana of Westville, Oklahoma

Sister, Rhonda Poole & husband Jason of Caldwell

Grandchildren:
Alyssa, Brandon, Katelynn, Lindsey, Mackenzie, Kylie, and Riley

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock

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


Hoyt Wayne Cox, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born December 1, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Larry B. Cox and Viola McCormick Cox. Mr. Cox was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jeff Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Pierce, Zach Mason, Adam Mason, Rob Becks, James Leggett and Jerry Swift. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Conley.

He is survived by: Wife, Joyce Cox of Joaquin

Special Companion, Pootie

Children;
Larry Cox and wife Cassie of Joaquin
Leslie Windham and husband David of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Nikki Cox, Jacob Cox, Lane BAtes, and Trace Windham

Sister, Regina Rivers and husband Kenneth of Zwolle, Louisiana

Brother-in-law;
Stanley Davis of Toledo Town, Louisiana
Bill Mason Jr. and Wife Stacey of Joaquin

Special Cousins; Callie Jean, Cootsie and Barbara

Also a host of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Larry B. and Viola Cox
Sisters, Dianne Davis and Wanda Cox

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


08/08/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand, age 72, of the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Hildebrand passed away on Sunday morning, August 8, 2010, in Henderson.

Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand was born on September 30, 1937, in Bluff City, Arkansas to Clyde Henry and Doris Jane Gillespie Hildebrand. He graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Arkansas and attended Draughn Business College in Shreveport. Mr. Hildebrand served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He worked for Don Griffith Construction for many years and later worked as a self employed oil field contractor before retiring. He had lived for the past 20 years in the Paxton Community, moving there from Carthage. Mr. Hildebrand was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jemima Hildebrand; and one brother, Bennie Hildebrand.

Mr. Hildebrand is survived by his son, Mike Hildebrand and wife Tracy of Carthage; his daughter, Connie Norris and husband Mike of the Old Center Community; four brothers, Larry, Melvin, Rex, and David Hildebrand; two sisters, Betty Henry and Phyllis Mann; four grandchildren, Aaron Boyce and wife Lisa, Heather Thompson and husband Robert Wayne, Curtis Norris, and Hannah Hildebrand; and one great-grandchild, Zoey Thompson. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mr. Hildebrand.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin McAlister, Todd Kirkland, Jay Blissett, Mike Norris, Daniel Mann, and Melvin Hildebrand.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter Office, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204.

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


08/06/2010

Donald Thornton, 59, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Memorial Health Systems in Lufkin.

Donald was born to Marie (White) Thornton and L.T. Thornton on July 19, 1951, in Center, Texas. He was an Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a devoted 25 year member of the Central Volunteer Fire Department,serving as Fire Chief for 20 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, interment will follow in the Macune Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Fire Department Chaplain Ross Black.

Visitation will begin Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 12 Noon up until 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972.

His survivors include: Wife: Jean Thornton of Lufkin; Sons: James Thornton and David Thornton, both of Lufkin; Daughter: Donna Thornton of Lufkin; Father: L.T. Thornton of San Augustine; Twin Brother: Ronald Thornton of Chireno; Ray Thornton of San Augustine; Lynn Thornton of San Augustine; Tom Thornton of San Augustine; Charles "Hoss" Thornton of San Augustine; Hollis Thornton of San Augustine; William (Bud) Thornton of San Augustine; Sisters: Ida Butler of San Augustine; Patsy Thornton of San Augustine; Mary Wall of Newton and Peggy Brown of Chireno; Mother-in-law: Vivian Cogbill of Jasper.

He was preceded in death in death by his mother, Marie Thornton in 1971.

Pallbearers Serving will be Members of the Central Volunteer Fire Department which include: Ernest "Shorty" Wilson, Dennis Cochran, Kevin Black, Angie Black, Garland Bates, and Justin Russell. Honorary Pallbearers will include the complete membership of the Central Volunteer Fire Department.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Jan McDonald, 68, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, August 5, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  She was born August 17, 1941 in Kilgore to Wilson Paul Almokary and Melba Lucille Cox Almokary.  Mrs. McDonald was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by: Husband, Kendall McDonald of Tenaha

Sons:
Billy Martin & wife Michelle of Austin
Keith Martin & wife Beverly of Tenaha

Daughter, Kenda Faires & husband Randy of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Brittany Martin, Logan Martin, Krystal Martin, Kaylan Martin, Kelly Martin, D.K. Faires, Cody Faires, and Jacob Faires

Sister, Debbie Keigley of Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Cousin, Gloria Dickinson of Longview

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mable Lucille Packwood

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


0805/2010

James "Butch" Henry, 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his home. He was born June 7, 1949 in Shelby County to Howard Henry and Helen Newberry Henry. Mr. Henry was a member Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith, Jeremy Whitton, Monte Dale Griffith, Wyatt Wright, Micah Griffith and David Spratley.

He is survived by:

Wife, Fay Henry of Center

Daughter, Angela Tomlin & husband Daniel of Center

Son, Jamie Henry & wife Shellie of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Whitnee Tomlin, Marissa Tomlin, Hunter McSwain, Drew Henry and Macee Henry

Also a host of nieces and nephews

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


08/04/2010

Lawton Thompson, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his residence.

No services are planned at this time. His wishes were to be cremated.

He was born July 1, 1928 in Eastland, Texas to Newton Thompson and Millie (Seabourn) King.  He worked for the US Postal Service for many years.  He served in the US Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Newton Thompson and Millie King.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mary Thompson of Huxley

2 Sons:
Mark Thompson of Athens
Mike Thompson & wife, Ruth of Blanchard, LA

Grandchildren:
Krystal M. Clements of Abilene
Rocky Joe Thompson of Cisco
Randy Thompson of Shelbyville
Anne M. of Bossier City

Great Grandchildren:
Tessa M. Clements of Abilene
Terra M. Clements of Abilene
Braden J. Thompson of Cisco
Adriana of Bossier City

Brother: Lelton Thompson of Abilene

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


Donald Wayne Moore, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Center nursing home. He was born March 8, 1939 in Palestine to E.E. Moore and Pearl Claiborn Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Roselawn Cemetery in Palestine with Bro. Rickey King officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Ronnie Moore of Lufkin
Don Wayne Moore & wife Regina of Center

Daughters:
Debbie Dement & husband Harold of Rusk
Donna Lanier of Rusk

Sister, Erma Bartee of Lake Jackson

Brothers:
Albert Oliphant of Alto
Harold Oliphant of Austin
Charles Oliphant of Tyler

Eight Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.E. Moore & Pearl Claiborn Moore
Brother, Clifford Moore and Howard Moore
Sister, Jean Gammage
Step Mother, Janey Moore

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


Loice Ann Gonzalez passed away July 21, 2010 in Tyler. She was born April 9, 1957 in Splendora to Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Ms. Gonzalez’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:

Son, Raymond E. Gonzalez & wife Nora of Joaquin

Daughter, Christine Ann Gonzalez & husband Cedric of Houston

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Bobby L. Fults passed away September 16, 2009 in Houston. He was born May 18, 1962 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Lloyd Fults and Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Mr. Fults’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Graveside service for Johnie Allen Parks, 54, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Pastor Charleston Johnson officiating. Mr. Parks passed away August 03, 2010, in Timpson.

Born March 12, 1956, in Houston, TX, Johnie Allen Parks was the son of the late Allen Curtis Parks and Joy Eldredge Parks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during Desert Storm, and was a flight engineer on KC-10’s.

Survivors include his sons Johnny Parks, Jr., and wife Nicole of Pflugerville, TX, and Shane Parks and wife Amber of Tulsa, OK; daughter Portia Johnson and husband Charleston of Timpson; mother Joy Eldredge Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; brother Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 8 grandchildren: Kayla, Jonathon, and Addison Parks; Braden, Gage, and Seth Allen Parks; and Jaden and Jaidah Johnson.

In addition to his father, Johnie Parks was preceded in death by his sister Donna Parks Bailey.

To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net.
Taylor Funeral Home 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/03/2010

Ariel Marie Williams, of Center, passed away August 1, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. She was born August 1, 2010 to Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams.

Graveside services will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Father Jose Louis Vidarte and Jerry Green officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams of Center

Grandparents:
Mary & Royce Williams of Center
Robert & Peggy Nichols of Center

Aunts & Uncles:
Justin Williams & Tori
Judd Nichols
Michael Nichols
Jaclyn & Doug Eaves

Cousins:
Ayden Eaves and Khloe Williams

Numerous Great Grandparents and other family members

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


Kenneth Hughes, 75 of Center, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born September 17, 1934 in Shelby County to Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathright Hughes. Mr. Hughes was the owner and operator of Hughes Wrecker Service, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, James Hagler, Jason Blunt, Tom Kimbro, Derek Barbee, and Bo Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Eaves and Zack Warr.

He is survived by:

Grandsons:
Terry Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittnay, Austin, Brittney, Tyler, Taylor, & Gracie

Brother:
Johnny Hughes & wife Jimmie of Jasper
Billy Don Hughes & wife Janice of Center
Richard Hughes & wife Rita of Center

Sister, Mary Grace Hughes

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Delores Hughes
Daughter, Tonja Sue Folsum
Parents, Theron & Thelma Hughes
Brothers: J.T., Jack, Alton & Bob

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


James David Agnew, 66 of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana died on Monday, August 2, 2010, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

He was born Thursday, October 28, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana,
 
He was a 32nd dgree Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Modell Agnew; step son, Ryan Wayne Neel.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Mitchell Agnew of Pleasant Hill, LA.; son, James  David "Bud"  Agnew II and wife Kate of San Diego , CA.; daughter, Tina D. Agnew Long  of Center, TX.; step-daughters, Shelli Neel Dockens and husband Donald of Robeline, LA, and Angela Neel Free of Belmont, LA.; grandsons, Cason Lane, Trevor Wade Dockens and Logan Ryan Free; granddaughters, Sierra Nicole Dockens, Alexis Paige Free, and Hilary Savannah Neel; aunt, Lolette Agnew Balkom of Huntsville, TX; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Manshack and Rev. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, LA.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com


Billie Joe Sapp Sr., 77, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010, in Conroe, Texas. Billie was born Saturday, June 24, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, to the late Luther Sapp and Mamie (Fleming) Sapp. Billie was preceded in death by his daughter, Lu Leatice Sapp.

Billie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Maxyne Sapp; children, Mayre Beaty and husband Joe of Huffman, TX and Billie Joe Sapp, Jr. of Huffman, TX, grandchildren, Misti Beaty Sak and Brian, David Sapp and Rachel, Dustan Sapp, Kristi Beaty Bell and Christopher, Rhonda Sapp Mitchell and Kenneth; great grandchildren, Lilly Sak and Landon Sapp. Numerous other loving family members and friends.

Visitation for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow in the Huffman Cemetery in Huffman, TX. Johnny Price officiating.

Pallbearers will be Russell Thompson, Les Wooley, Robert Beaty, Marvin Sikes, David Plunkett and Randy Herndon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimbo Williamson, Roy Wooley, James House and Buck Sloan.

All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas.


08/02/2010

Barry Charles "Chuck" Nance was born in Grand Saline, Texas, on April 15, 1947, to James and Winnie (Ponder) Nance. He entered into rest in San Augustine, Texas, on August 1, 2010, attaining the age of 63 years, 3 months and 17 days.

Chuck was a member of Antioch Church of God. During the Vietnam war he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #9313 in San Augustine and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Antioch Church of Christ in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw and Darwin Roraback.

His survivors include: Daughter and Son-In-Law: April Franco and her husband, Jeremy of New Orleans, La; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Kenneth Nance and his wife, Shannon of Jefferson; Children of whom he raised: Crystal Foshee of Natchitoches, La; Marty Hutto of Natchitdoches, La; Priscilla Bynog of Natchitoches, La; Parents: James & Winnie Nance of San Augustine Brothers; Frank Nance and his wife, Joann of San Augustine; Kenneth Nance of San Augustine; John Nance and his wife, Phyllis of Jefferson; Sister: Wendy Looney and her husband, Andy of Jefferson, along with 10 grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Samantha Myrle Moore, 41, of Center, passed away Saturday July 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.  She was born August 18, 1968 in Houston to James Barron Moore and Jerrie Ann Chandler Moore.  Ms. Moore was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Travis Moore, Randy Allgood, Bobby Allgood, Austin Gregory, Tom Chandler II, and Larry Allgood.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bishop and James Mangan.

She is survived by:

Mother, Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center

Son, Yance Flores of Center

Fiance, Vincent Longoria of Palacios

Sister, Carrie Lynn Moore of Center

Nephew, Matthew Trevino of Center

Niece, Savannah Trevino of Center

Great Niece, Haeli Frances Gregory

Aunts & Uncles:
Evelyn Frazer, Tom Chandler, Noble Chandler, Alice Ansley, Ruth & Jack Bishop, Dennis & Sandra Moore

Cousins, Travis , Lisa, Bobbie Ray, Janet Darlene, Cynthia, Terrie Lynn, Mona Frances, Bobby L., Larry, Randy, Tom Curtis, Candy and Allison.

Preceded by:
Father, James Barron Moore
Grandmother, Myrle Chandler
Yance’s Father, Timothy Duane Flores

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


08/01/2010

Janet Brown, 61, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday August 1, 2010 at her home. She was born March 11, 1949 in Houston to Robert Dale Gumm and Geneva Nash Gumm.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnny Mack Brown of Tenaha

Son, Brad LeRoi Willis of Pearland

Daughters:
Shannon Trinette Ritter of Atascosita
Amber Janea Savoy of Pearland
Amy Dawn Kennedy of Searcy, Arkansas
Kim Michelle Headley of Stuttgart, Arkansas

Ten Grandchildren

Mother, Geneva Gumm of Tenaha

Sister, Patricia Ann Lindsey of Marianna, Arkansas

Also a number of other relatives

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


Frances Marie (Jones) Reynolds, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with D.J. Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 3, 1924 to Forrest and Ora (Sumner) Jones. She was a member of the James Church of Christ Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Forrest and Ora Jones, Husband, Raymond Reynolds, Daughter, Diana Reynolds and Brother, Eiland Jones.

She is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law: Elaine & Clyde Hussey of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren:
Laura & Eric Southward of Cedar Hill
Mona & Daniel Dixon of Bethany, LA
Scott & Missy Winkler of Sheveport, LA
Bert Winkler, Jr. of Shreveport, LA
Brian & Stacy Winkler of Shreveport, LA

Number of Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Graveside service for Marie Horner Shackelford, 84, of Texarkana, TX, formerly of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 02, 2010, in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Mrs. Shackelford passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Texarkana, TX.

Born December 11, 1925, Texarkana, TX, Marie Laverne (Horner) Shackelford was the daughter of the late Parvin and Alpha (Chandler) Horner. She was married to Winfred Shackelford, who preceded her in death on January 27, 1993. She was a homemaker who also worked as a secretary. She was a talented artist and gardener and attended Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brother Bill Horner and wife Mildred of Texarkana, TX; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Monday, August 02, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements


07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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

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07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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


07/30/2010

Services for Ruby Peacock, 93, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends James Boatman and Paul Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Overton Cemetery. Mrs. Peacock died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Kensington, Maryland.

She was born November 9, 1916 in Center, Texas. Ruby Grimsley Peacock attended Crocket Public Schools. She and her husband Walter C. Peacock lived in Center, Texas where she attended business school and worked for AAA office. Their family moved to the Overton/Kilgore area in 1944. Ruby was a member of the First Pentecostal Church where she at one time had 14 years of perfect attendance. She worked at Nardis of Dallas in Kilgore as a seamstress.

Mrs. Peacock is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Beth Peacock of Longview, Texas; three daughters, Delia Russell and her husband Paul of Cypress, Texas, Shelia Peacock of Pasadena, Texas, Eltonette Proctor of Kensington, Maryland; two brothers, Choron A. Grimsley of Center, Texas, Weldon Grimsley of Longview, Texas; one sister, Melba Williams of Center, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-granddaughters as well as nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by her daughter, Melva Gail Peacock on February 21, 2008 and her husband, Walter Cohan Peacock on October 26, 1981.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 6-8 p.m.

Please leave online condolences www.raderfuneralhome.


Ward Allen Sims, Sr., 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 2, 1926 in Shelbyville to Frank Sims and Beatrice Huntington Sims.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Dreka Pentecostal Church with Rev. Kerry Green, Rev. Barry Rankin and Rev. DeWayne Sims officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Chris Vaughn, J.C. Cagle, Carl Davis Smith and Larry Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 Years, Lou Roderick Sims of Shelbyville

Sons:
Allen Sims & wife Deborah of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Randy Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Bennie Sims & wife Barbara of Shelbyville

Daughter, Margie Estes & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister, Shirley Sutton & husband John of Jacksborough

Brother-in-Law, Earl Roderick of Houston

Sister-in-Law, Helen Roderick of Houston

Grandchildren:
Melody Vaughn & husband Chris of Shelbyville
Brent Sims & wife Melinda of Center
Dewayne Sims & wife Crystal of Woden
Jeremy Sims of Shelbyville
Jamie Dutton & wife Angie of Humble
Josh Dutton of Shelbyville
Rick Foehner & wife Kelly of Shelbyville
Scott Sims & wife Kaitlyn of Center
Elizabeth Harvey & husband Steven of Shelbyville
Gina Holly of California
Osha Meyers & husband Danny of Joaquin
Ashley Weir & husband John of Joaquin
Tiffany Estes of Joaquin
Andrea Estes of Joaquin

Special Grandchild, Brittany Lumus of Nacogdoches

Also numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Beatrice Sims
Son, Howard Sims
Brothers, Truman Sims & Frank Sims, Jr.
Sisters, Clausell Owens, Audie May, Nelva Stennett, Melba Shade and Blanche Sims
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/29/2010

Rick Dwayne "Richy" Oliver, Sr., 42, of Timpson, TX, passed away July 29, 2010, in Bronson, TX.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 2, 2010, at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, with Bro. E. J. Adams and Bro. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.

Born July 24, 1968, in Carthage, TX, Rick Oliver, Sr., was the son of the late Riley Bryant Oliver, Jr., and Audrey (Williams) Oliver. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1986, had worked as a parts manager for Foretravel in Nacogdoches, and was currently employed with Cobb Vantress, Inc. in Timpson. Ricky was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his children Rick Oliver, II, Chris Oliver, and Jessica Oliver, all of Timpson and Nicholaus Oliver of Woden, TX; mother Audrey Oliver of Timpson; sisters Cindy Root and Arvin Mackey of Timpson, Laura Drummond and husband Jerald of Houston, and Sara Barrett and Calvin Haynes of Timpson; special nephew Larry Barrett and fiancee’ Kimberly Zamora; special nieces Elizabeth Barrett and son Kyler Dupree and Melanie Martin; Angie Kimbro, mother of Rick, Chris, and Jessica; and numerous other relatives.

Ricky Oliver was preceded in death by his father R. B. Oliver, brother Riley Oliver, III, grandparents Ervin and Ruth Williams and Bryant and Bessie Oliver, uncle Marvin Williams, and special friend Dustin Brown.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


07/27/2010

Graveside services for Jack Neil Thompson, age 71, of Center, formerly of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 4:00 pm Monday, August 2, 2010 at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville with Rev. William Mims officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Mr. Thompson passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 in Center.

He was born March 2, 1939 in Jacksonville, TX.

Mr. Thompson served in the U. S. Navy, was former pastor and member of Bethel Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX. and was an electrician.

He is preceded in death by his mother and step father Willie Mae and Noah Pierce and father Thad Thompson.

Survivors include children Sharla Mae Thompson of Center, John Joseph Thompson of Center, Jack Nathan Thompson of Arizona and Wesley Neil Thompson of Virginia; grandchildren Jax Alexander Turner and Jaeson Arron Turner, both of Center, Jeremy Nathan Thompson of Arizona, and Danielle Elizabeth Thompson of Arizona.

The family will receive friends at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville the day of the service.


James Perry Parker, 65, of Center passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in Houston after a lengthy battle with Crohn’s Disease. He was born December 6, 1944, in Center to Heber C. Parker and Sallie Y. Parker. He was a graduate of Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a past member of the Center Lion’s Club, JC’s, American Heart Association and in 1980 was named Young Citizen of the Year by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

In 1986, he became the sole owner of Parker Brothers Motor Company.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe B. Hooker, Jay Watlington, Darrell Scruggs, Steve Scruggs, John R. Smith, David Scruggs, Reese Doggett, Justin Doggett, David Young and Jimmy Mobley.

He is survived by:
Wife of 28 years, Anne Parker of Center

Son, Brandt Parker and wife Lisa of Austin
Daughters: Lisa Marie Parker of Center; Ashley Parker of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Grandsons: Hunter & Hudson Parker of Austin

Sister: Nancy Parker Pederson and husband Paul of Waco
Aunt: Ellen Love Burrows of Austin
Uncle: Heartsill Young of Fredericksburg
Sister in law: Pat Scruggs and husband David of Deer Park
Brother in law: Reese Doggett and wife Tracy of Houston

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
One special friend, Renee Hubbard of Center
One special niece, Tracy Scruggs of Deer Park

He will be missed by all but will live forever in our hearts.

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


07/25/10

Dewitt Talmage Hite, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Center. He was born June 15, 1916 in Oil City, Texas. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Hite was a member of McClelland Community Church and VFW post #8904.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, July 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Shelby County VFW Post # 8904.

He is survived by: Wife of 74 years, Nira Ivada Hite of Center

Grandchildren: Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston; Michelle Minnick and husband Kurt of Houston; Maurice Tipton and wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Nineteen Great-Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers: Harlan F. Adams of Center; O. F. “Butch” Adams of Shelbyville; James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Sister-in-law, Allie R. Hughes

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton; Son-in-law, Bobby Tipton; Granddaughter, Lisa Marie; Grandson, Richard Tipton
Brothers: Henry D. Hite and Charles Cleburne Adams; Sisters: Frances Courtney and Murlene Baker

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


07/26/10

Memorial graveside service for Robert Howard Hoover, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Dixon Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Mr. Hoover passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born December 20, 1934, in LaRue, TX, Robert Howard Hoover was the son of the late Vadis Howard and Ethel Ophelia (Frazier) Hoover.  He was a graduate of Timpson High School, served in the U.S. Army, and was a pipeliner.

Survivors include son Robert Glen Hoover and wife Karen of Gary, TX; daughters Lisa Geiser and husband George of Branson, MO, and Cheryl Pate and husband Timmy of Timpson; 5 stepchildren: Jerry, David, Eddy, and Kenneth Spurlock and Sudie Jordan; 6 granddaughters: Hanna, Emily, and Melissa Hoover, Rachel and Heather Geiser, and Chelsea Pate; sister Martha Sparks of Timpson; and numerous other relatives.  In addition to his parents, Robert Hoover was preceded in death by wife Sue Hoover.

To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net.  The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


07/25/10

Margaret Nell Cammack Russell, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 2, 1920 to Dudley D. and Myra (Horn) Cammack. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dudley D. and Myra Cammack, Husband, Simon Russell and Sister and Brother-in-law, Melba and Eric Forbis.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Dudley Russell and wife, Lisa of Katy
Larry Russell and wife, Barbara of Center
Glynn Russell and wife, Sandra of Center

Daughters:
Harriett Russell of Center
Paula Thurmond and husband, Ron of Sugarland
Vicky Russell Hudson of Center
16 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Special Care Givers: Shelia Dixon, Ruth Samford, Audrey Sipes and Ruby Dellinger

Pallbearers: Randy Russell, Dillion Windham, Bret Windham, Gerald Parker, Rodney Collette and Michael Neuwirth

Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Russell, Guy Forbis, Frankie Fitzgerald, Jim Forbes, Travis Tucek, Zack Warr and John Walker

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Center or the Clever Creek Cemetery Fund.

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


07/24/10

Lela Marshburn, age 96, passed away in Twin Lakes Care Center, Saturday, July 24, 2010. She was born in San Augustine County to Thomas Huntington and Irema (Ray) Smith, on September 14, 1913.

Mrs. Marshburn was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jr. Service League of Houston and a member of First Baptist Church of Humble. She was a former resident of San Augustine.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will be Monday July 26, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

Left to cherish her memories are her son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Pat Marshburn of Humble.

Her grandchildren Tad Marshburn and Kathy of Houston; Jody Marshburn and Veronica of humble; Holly Langford and Glenn of Sugarland; Elizabeth Correll and Phil of Medina; Tommy Marshburn, Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren

Visitation will be Saturday evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/23/10

Jeanette Bush Brothers, 70, passed away July 23, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 29, 1939 in Center to S. E. “Special” Bush and Willie Mae Kimbro Bush. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Brothers was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gerald Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bush, Steven Bush, Randy Bohannon, Tommy Shiflett, Cheyenne Moore and Gary Snider.

She is survived by: Mother, Willie Mae Bush of Center

Daughters:
Peggy Watlington and husband Jasen of Huxley
Penny Jones and husband Wayne of Center

Son, Wayne Gaylon of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Roni Goodwin and husband Jody, Brandi Shiflett and husband Tommy,  Lacy White, Elizabeth Watlington, Linsey Watlington, Gage Watlington, Nathan Jones, Kylee Jones, “Tootie Bug”, Braydon Howard

Seven Great Grandchildren

Brother: Don Bush of Timpson

Special Friend: Jack Mitchell

Preceded in death by: Father, S. E. “Special” Bush, Granddaughter, Dayna Howard, Brother, Ronnie Bush

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


07/22/10

Mr. Clay Elton Byley, age 24, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life early Wednesday morning, July 21st, 2010, in a automobile accident in San Augustine County, Texas.

Clay was born to Pam (Taylor) Graham and Gary Byley on July 8, 1986, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He was employed as a Emergency Room Registration Clerk for Memorial Health System in Lufkin. He was a member of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Byley Family Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Leo Wright and Brandon Wiggins. Visitation will be Friday evening, July 23, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.
Survivors include: His mother: Pam and Charlie Graham of Lufkin; Father: Gary Byley and Vicky Forse of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-Parents: Tommy and Belinda Welch of Pineland; Sister: Brandi Byley of the Chinquapin Community, (San Augustine County); Grandparents: Britt Jolley of Brownwood; and Herbert and Paula Byley of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-sisters: April Mills of Lumberton; Natasha McClelland of Pineland; Kim Whitmire of Pineland; Step-brother: Jonathan Ansley of Brookeland; and cousin: Pam Mott of Dam B, Texas (Jasper County, Texas), along with numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, and  nieces.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/20/10

James Clark Sullivan, 71, of Broaddus, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, in Shreveport.

He was born to the late Flossie (Ponder) Sullivan and Robert Sullivan on October 18, 1938, in Diboll, Texas. He was employed as a Logger in the Timber Industry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 20, 2010, and continue till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: His wife: Mary Sullivan of Broaddus; Sons: James Clark Sullivan, Jr. of Kirbyville, and John Wayne Sullivan of Broaddus. Grandchildren: Cory Daniel Sullivan, Johnathon Sullivan, Amber Sullivan Walker, Jennifer Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan and Morgan Sullivan; Sisters: Hazel Lewis and her husband, Tom of Tyler; Helen Wallace of Junction; Opal Thacker and her husband, Charles of San Augustine; Ovis Wallace of Broaddus; Evelyn Davis and her husband, Doyle of Broaddus; Lorine Sullivan of Houston; Christine Humble of Broaddus and Brenda Riggs and her husband, Henry of Many, La.; Brothers: Don Sullivan and his wife, Tina of Broaddus and Roger Sullivan of Houston

He is preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Sullivan, a daughter, Dolores Sullivan and a son, Brad Sullivan

Pallbearers will be Paul Weatherford, Brent Weatherford, Brock Weatherford, Timothy Weatherford, Timmy Bryan, Wesley Sullivan, Richard Dominey, and Billy Riggs

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/20/10

Eula Mae Wilson, 90, of Diboll, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 in Lufkin. She was born January 7, 1920 in Center to John Thomas Bush and Mary Ethel Williams Bush. Ms. Wilson was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Moore officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Mary Ingram & husband Dr. Woody Ingram of Diboll

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Carlyle & husband Dr. Trent Carlyle of Katy
Trey Russell Wood Ingram III & wife Calista of Edmond, Oklahoma

Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Joseph Nathanial Wilson

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


07/20/2010

Kiley Brynn Dearman, age 2 months and 11 days, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 2010 in Crockett, TX to Parents, Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman and Ashley Holloway.

She is preceded in death by her Great Grandparents, Roy Edward Holloway, Andrew Charlie Johnson Jr. and Nancy Elaine Johnson and Cousin, Destiny Paige Holloway.

She is survived by:
Parents:

Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman & Ashley Holloway of Center

2 Brothers:
Jared Mikal & Andrew Riley

Grandparents:
Rita & Wayne Carter of Converse, La
Robert & Rhonda Holloway of Center
Tia Sanchez
James Dearman of Mississippi

Special Great Uncle & Great Aunt:
Nan & Pop

Aunts and Uncles:
Lacretia, Corey, Robby, Jennifer, James, Niki, Thomas, Jamie & Javey,
Jeremy & Dandi, Anita & Bobby and Krista & Michael

Great Grandparents:
Travis & Dorothy Broadway of Center
Maurene Hooper of Reklaw
Evie Holloway of Center

Special Friends:
Ashley Campbell and  Kassie Shields
Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


Christine Marie “Chris” Lee, 60, of Timpson, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born December 25, 1949 to James A. McBoom and Patricia (Rigby) Vaughn.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James McBroom and Patricia Vaughn, Sisters, Kathryn Joyce Shouse and Sheryl and Grandmother, Odelle McBroom.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Cleve Lee of Timpson
5 Children:
Raeanne Williams of Timpson
Christina Davis & husband Carl of Timpson
Tawnia Parker of Angleton
Thomas Lee of Timpson
Cleve Aaron Lee of Timpson
Grandchildren:
Benjamin Williams
Jonathan Williams
Daniel Davis
Rachel Rebels
Zeck Parker
Sisters:
Gail Estes of Nacogdoches
Kathy McBroom Dallas
Sharon Sue Branstein of Dallas
Carolyn Wallace of Etoile
Patty Sue McBroom of Palastine
Uncles:
Alton Rigby of Nacogdoches
Earl Rigby of Huffman
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


07/19/2010

Beatrice Dutton Jacobs, 75 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 27, 1934 in Center to Clifford R. Denby and Versie Viola Denby. Ms Jacobs was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Church out of Shelbyville, with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Matthew Miller, Robbey Dutton, Shain Dutton, and William Dutton.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Susan Sanford and Richard Fausett of Center

Son: Ricky Dutton of Center

9 Grandchildren:
Jamie Dutton
Josh Dutton
Tracy Williams
Misty Parker
William Dutton
Krissy Craig,
Robbey Dutton,
Destani McSwain
Shain Dutton

Step-Grandson, Matthew Miller

Brothers:
Jack Denby and wife Shirley of Tenaha
Bruce Denby and wife Carolyn of Gary

Special Daughter-in-laws:
Mary Dutton Sims of Shelbyville
Laurie Miller of Center
Sondra Dutton of Shelbyville

She is preceded in death by:
Sons: James Dutton, Billy Dutton, and Bobby Dutton
Brothers: Weldon Denby, and Clifford Denby, Jr.
Husband, Howard Dutton

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


07/16/2010

Doris Bush Dickey, age 85 of Center, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, July 18, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Doris was born July 30, 1924 in Joaquin to parents, William Thomas Hinton & Virgie Ann ( Taylor ) Hinton. She was a member of A New Beginning Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; William Thomas & Virgie Ann Hinton, husband; Douglas Bush and husband; Thomas Dickey, Jr., son; James Bradford Bush, grandson & his wife; Jon & Misty Bush, great granddaughter; Macy Bush, sister; Syble Hooper, and brother; Warren Hinton.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law: Taylor & Joann Bush of Joaquin
Daughter & Son-in-law: Mary Ann & Herbert Daw of Center

Grandchildren: Nichole Bush Strauss & husband, Jeff of Maryland; Joseph Bradford Bush of Center

Great Grandchildren: Jona & Megan Strauss of Maryland

Sister: Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Brothers: T.O. Hinton & wife, Bobbie of Beaumont, Jimmy Hinton & wife, Margie of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Waylon Griffith, Steve Tinkle, Randy Hogue, Joe Biggars, Joseph Bush,
Walter Walla, James Mills, Albert Axen, Ed Bush, Richard Hinton, Joe McSwain & M.J. Duke

Family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation, 7756 St. Hwy. 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954

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


07/15/2010

Charles Wayne Boster, of Haughton, LA., passed away.

Services to celebrate the life of Charles Wayne Boster will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm with pastors Mike Anderson and Johnnie Allen officiating. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Dixie Inn at 5:30 pm.

Charles was a member of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA. He was born in Providence, KY, and was a graduate of Athens State College, Athens, AL, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He served as minister of education and administration at various churches in Georgia, Illinois, and Texas. He also served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Center, TX, and as pastor of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. A talented church administrator and religious educator, Charles fostered a passion for the people with whom he served in his community.

Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Sirten, and his parents, Spaulding Davis and Anna Belle Blades Boster.

He is survived by his second wife, Penny Ambrose Boster; two sons, Scott (Mari) and Stephen (Sally) and one stepson, Scott (Rachel) Adams; thirteen grandchildren: Tiffany, Michael, Kimberly, Nicholas, Christopher, Matthew, Samantha, Jessica Boster of Antelope, CA; Joshua and Jack Boster of Kansas City, MO; Hannah, Sydney, and Zachary Adams of Shreveport, LA; brothers, Don Boster (Joanne), Madison, AL and Ken Boster (Mary), Hartselle, AL; sisters, Dorothy Knight (George), Smyrna, TN, Juanita Blair (Randy), Cullman, AL, Karen Nichols, Sheffield, AL, Shirley Hallman (Elvis), Hartselle, AL, and Terri Shelton (Ricky), Hayden, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’s honor may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses at Willis Knighton Hospital and Promise Hospital for their kindness and care to Charles and the family during these past months.

Pallbearers will be members of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.


Paul A. Hudson, 60, of Dallas passed away on July 12, in Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Hudson; daughters Paula Hudson and Lauren Cofino; grandson Santiago Confino; and, brothers Fred and William Hudson.

No services will be held. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at 14114 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 390, Dallas, Texas 75254.


07/14/2010

Funeral service for Mr. Ernest Bennett (61) of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, ,1:00p.m. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Ernest Bennett died Thursday June 24, 2010.

Survivors: Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett
(3) Daughters: Tyronda Sharp, Shelitra Ware, & Shaquanna Lathan of Center
(1) Brother: Ervin Lee Bennett, Center
(5) Sisters: Lylia Ann Pennington, Hattie Mae Taylor, Ella Bennett, Cheanette (James) Lowe , Frances Mae Pilot(Chris)


07/14/2010

A memorial service for Mrs. Donna Hudson Stewart, 53, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Russell officiating.

Mrs. Stewart passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches.

She was born on October 4, 1956, in Center, Texas to Fred Hudson, Jr. and Kathleen Covington Hudson.

Donna grew up in Center, Shelby County, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in 1975. She attended college at Sam Houston State University graduating in 1979. Donna married Don Stewart on February 16, 1988 and he survives her.

She had many things she enjoyed in life. Hosting gatherings of friends and family where she placed a special emphasis on making it a memorable occasion for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, painting and good music as well. Donna's greatest enjoyment came from her husband, Don and her son, Jason. Her love for her family was unconditional and knew no limits. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Bailey, and was eagerly anticipating the birth of Jason and Jaclyn's twins this fall. Donna's favorite song was "Unforgetable" by Nat King Cole. Her favorite lines from this song were "That's why darling it's incredible that someone so unforgetable thinks that I am unforgetable, too." She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches.

Donna is survived by her parents, Fred and Kathleen Hudson; her husband, Don Stewart of Nacogdoches; son, Jason Stewart and wife, Jaclyn of Nacogdoches; brothers, Fred Hudson, III of Center; Paul Hudson and wife, Sherry of Dallas; Willie Hudson and wife, Cindy of Mineral Wells and Stephen Shires of Center; three grandchildren, Bailey Adams, Jackson Stewart and Tayler Stewart.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Stewart's honor may be made to the National Graves Disease Foundation, 400 International Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221, 1-877-643-3123.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


07/12/2010

James A. Hogan Sr. of Conroe, TX. went to his heavenly home on Saturday July 10, 2010 at the age of 82. He was born April 11, 1928 in Nacogdoches Co.,TX. to James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ruth Hogan. He also is survived by two daughters Jane Keppler and her husband Father Mike of Houston and Sandra Kay Buchanan and her husband Lonnie of Highlands. He is also survived by his son James A. "Buddy" Hogan of Conroe. Two sisters survive, Grace Forsyth and Billie Jean Nielsen of Center. He has two granddaughters Robin Shy of Potosi, MO. and Amy Loggins of Willis, and four great grandchildren: Cierra Laster of Magnolia, Kayla Wise and Brandon Loggins of Willis and Nevets Jennewein of Potosi, MO.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Floyd Hogan.

James worked for the Texas Highway Department and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He was a loving husband, father and brother and grandfather and he loved to fish. Visitation will be Sunday July 11, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday July 12, 2010 at 10 am at Cashner Funeral Home with Father Mike Keppler. Burial will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.

Davis Kain Tillotson, 19, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at his home. He was born January 15, 1991 in Center to David Tillotson and Anita Bounds Tillotson. Davis aspired to be an agriculture teacher. He was a member and song leader at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jake Henson, Archie Haddox, Scott Holder, Larry Molloy, Wayne Jones and Nathan Jones.

He is survived by:

Sister, Devin Tillotson of Center

Mother & Step Father, Anita Long & husband Tim of Center

Father, David Tillotson of Joaquin

Grandfather, H.B. Bounds of Center

Grandmother, Sandy Tillotson of Timpson

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

A fund has been set up in Davis’s memory at Farmers State Bank.

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


07/10/2010

Rita Sue Morrison, 66, of Timpson, TX passed away July 09, 2010, in Timpson. There are no scheduled funeral services for Rita S. Morrison at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


07/10/2010

Patrick Jason Powers, 42 of Timpson.

Nothing in life prepares you for the death of a child. Forty-two years ago God brought a very special gift of a green eyed redheaded beautiful little boy into our lives. Some of you wouldn’t know about the red hair because he has been bald for the last few years. Patrick Jason Powers was born February 21, 1968 and went to the arms of Jesus Friday, July 9, 2010. He was a graduate of Lufkin High School and a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church and Timpson Masonic Lodge.

Our hearts are broken but we know that Patrick loved the Lord with all his heart and we know where he is but we already miss him and will forever feel the emptiness and pain of not being able to talk to him, see him, laugh with him, fuss with him and all the other things we did as a loving family. He worked construction all his adult life and was gone away from home much of the time but he always loved coming back to his home in Timpson and working with his daddy on the ranch. Hunting, fishing and anything outdoors was his passion, that is besides his beautiful daughter, Morgan Allyssa, who he loved more than anything on this earth and would do anything she asked of him. His brother, Justin, was his best friend and his duck hunting buddy. They didn’t get together as often as they would have liked but they made the most of every chance they had and always had a ball.

Patrick is such a special person and blessing to all his family and his many friends. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure that you will hold close to your heart until you meet again. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Cor. 2:9.

Funeral services for Patrick Jason Powers will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 12, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter Morgan Allyssa Powers of Lufkin, TX; parents Jim and Shirley Powers of Timpson; grandmother Helen Hudson of Timpson; brother Justin Powers and wife Kristin of Martinsville, TX; niece and nephew Rexanna and Haylon Powers of Martinsville; special aunt and uncle, Louise and Johnny Renfro of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by grandfather Ossie Hudson and grandparents Emmett and Ruth Powers.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


07/08/2010

Mr. George E. Gray, age 78, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

George was born September 22, 1931, to Bennett A. Gray and Oma (Parish) Gray. George was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and Fairview Methodist Church. He was a rancher and enjoyed caring for his horses. He was a retired pipefitter with Local #211. George was an avid Longhorn fan. Later in life he owned and operated with his wife Pansy the Happy Junction General Store in Garrison, Texas. George never met a stranger and he will be missed by those who knew him.

Survivors: his wife, Pansy Gray of Garrison; children, Wanda Copeland and husband Robert of League City, Texas, Rhonda Milam and husband Jim of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sandy Byers and husband Tony of Vidor, Texas, Michael Sowell and wife Pam of Center, Texas; sisters: Bennie Jean Webber of Houston, Texas, Molly Hoke of New Caney, Texas, Carolyn McMann of Katy, Texas; grandchildren: Lezli Tonnies, Graylan Crain, Katie Graham, Robert Copeland III, Joshua Copeland, Matthew Copeland, Christina Sowell, Lynn Burns, Tommy Byers, Bradley Byers, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell; great-grandchildren: James Tonnies, Ryan Tonnies, Chasey Finklea, Cassy Finklea, Kade Graham.

George was preceded in death by his parents; children: George Ronald Gray and Randy R. Sowell and one sister: Mary Lou Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Rick Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Copeland, Joshua Copeland, Robert Copeland III, Graylan Crain, Michael Sowell and Tommy Byers.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, July, 8, 2010 at the funeral home.

Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


07/07/2010

Ruby Dellinger, 71 of Center, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Broughton officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ruby was born January 28, 1939 to Carl & Elizabeth Wise. She worked many years as a dental assistant for Dr. John Rogers and she was currently retired.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Denise Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Debrorah Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Grandsons:
Stephen Oates of Mesquite
David Young

Brother:
Melvin Wise & wife, Raymonda of Fairfield, IL

Mother-in-law: Mattie Dellinger of Center

Sister-in-law: Dixie Dellinger of Center

Dan Dellinger of Center

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


07/06/2010

Iler Marie Coombs, 85, of Milam, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born December 30, 1924 in Many, Louisiana to Ernest Foster and Blanche Jones Foster.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Andy Amburn, James Allen Heiman, Shane Clifton, Shannon Clifton, William Elliott and James Lee Heiman.

She is survived by:

Husband, Charles Coombs of Milam

Sons:
Eugene Clifton of Reklaw
Roger Clifton & wife Karen of Joaquin

Daughter:
Doris Butcher of Gary

Grandchildren:
Jonathon Brimer & wife Tammy of Silsbee
Sheila Stotts of North Carolina
Regina Heiman & husband James of Shelbyville
Roger Clifton, Jr. of Center
Angela Amburn & husband Andy of Shelbyville
Shane Clifton & wife Betty of Timpson
Shannon Clifton of Nacogdoches

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Leon Foster, Hardin Jones & wife Libby, and Lavell Jones

Sister, Elaine Yarbrough & husband Joe

Sister-in-Law, Marsha Jones

Preceded in death by:
Brothers, Elbert Jones and R.H. Jones

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


Vester D “Cooter” Barrett, 74, of  Timpson passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at his residence.

Cooter was born Feb. 21, 1936, as a son of the late Homer Barrett and Laura Gladys Case Barrett. He worked in the forestry industry as a logger and timber buyer. He was a member of Springs of Living Water Church.

Survivors: his wife, Jo Beth Barrett; children, Jo Ann Finchum and husband Bryan of Caledonia, Dean Barrett of Nacogdoches , Wayne Barrett of Ft. Worth, Homer Barrett and wife Jackie of Caledonia, Tammy Owens of Timpson, and Randy Furra of Nacogdoches; brother, R.J. Barrett and wife Sadie of Nacogdoches; sister, Aline Wisner and husband Marlin of Rhome, Texas; grandchildren, Peyton Barrett, Colton Finchum, Kirstie Barrett, J.W. Barrett, Sara Barrett, Waylon Downs, Tony Jr. Downs, Homer T. Barrett, and Brandy Barrett; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Pastor Leroy Bowley officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery .

Pallbearers: Homer Barrett, Dean Barrett, Wayne Barrett, Bryan Finchum, Homer T. Barrett, Waylon Downs, and Randy Furra.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook available at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches .


07/02/2010

Wanda L. Grider, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 at her home. She was born September 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Marvin Faulk and Syble Ballard Faulk.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Lone Cedar Funeral in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dale Fincher of Joaquin

Nephew, Mike Faulk & wife Susan of Joaquin

Sister-in-Law, Virginia Faulk of Joaquin

Also a number of friends.

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


07/01/2010

Syble Windham Irish, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was born October 30, 1918 in Shelby County to Leonard Emmons and Carrie Baker Emmons. Ms. Irish was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin Chapter #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Billy Walton, Terry Walton, Billy Emmons, Harold Irish, Tommy Lilly and Rickey Andrews.
Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Irish.

She is survived by:

Son, James Windham & wife Linda of Joaquin

Step Sons:
Bill Irish & wife Shirley of Joaquin
Harold Irish & wife Judie of Joaquin

Step Daughter, Jean Robinson of Baytown

Grandchildren:
Kathryn Lonergan of Joaquin
Gladys Andrews & husband Rickey of Center
James C. Windham of Joaquin
George A. Windham, Jr. of Dallas
Clyde Parfait & wife Christie of Center

Four Great Gradchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband & Father of her children, G. A. “Pete” Windham
Husband, Rouser L. Irish
Daughter, Lousie Bailey
Son, George A. Windham

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

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06/30/2010

Nancy Peterson, 65, of Tunica, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 3, 2010 at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth McCauley officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 2, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 1, 1945 in Shelby County to Buck E. and Nancy E. (Baggett) Spann. She had lots of friends who loved her and she never meet a stranger. She was a patient at Fredsenius Medical Care Dialysis Clinic in Tunica, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Buck and Nancy Spann and Sister, Roby E. Roberts.

She is survived by:
4 Children:
Gordon T. Peterson III
Nancy Angel Lee & husband, Bill
John J. Peterson & wife, Stacy Hartman
Carl E. Peterson
Grandchildren:
Larissa A. Peterson
Kayla S. Peterson
McKay E. Peterson
Keaton A. Lee
William K. Lee

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


06/29/2010

Carlie Lowe, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her home. She was born August 9, 1939 in Spencer Bridge, Kentucky to Sam Reece and Lou Emma Burton Reece. Ms. Lowe was a member of Center Bible Fellowship Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Wright & wife Liza of Timpson
Jeff Wright & wife Jana of Center
John Wright of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jack Wright & wife Chevy of Center

Grandchildren:
Aubrey, Robert, Chance, Dean, Eric, Amanda, Dakota, Sterlin, Christine and husband Joe, and Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Rosalyn, Hailley, Austin, Savana, Tyler, Zoe, Acesa and Bailey

Brothers:
Robert Reece of South Carolina
Thurman Reece of Florida
Jewell Reece of South Carolina

Sisters:
Sylvie Floyd of Richmon, Indiana

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Son, James Wright

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


Funeral service for Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett, 61, of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, at 1:00pm. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial at Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett died Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Survivors:
Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett

Daughters:
Tyronda Sharp
Shelitra Ware
Shaquanna Lathan of Center

Brothers:
Ervin Lee Bennett of Center

Sisters:
Lylia Ann Pennington
Hattie Mae Taylor
Ella Bennett
Cheanette (James) Lowe
Frances Mae Pilot (Chris)


06/28/2010

James R. Dickerson, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born March 15, 1936 in Shelby County to Ray A. Dickerson, Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was a Deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin. He was also a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. Rodger Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by: Wife, Joan Leggett Dickerson of Joaquin

Son, Bob Dickerson & wife Cathy of Joaquin; Daughter, Sandra Dickerson Bentley & husband Waynn of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Callie, Amy, Jessica, and twins Taylor and Tyler

Step Grandchildren: Denny, Dayna, David, Jennifer, Rey

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Kenneth & wife Loyce; Gene & wife Cathy; Mike & wife Barbara

Sisters:
Virginia, Carolyn, Newlyn & husband Sam, Kay & husband Brady

Sisters-in-Law:
Rita, Teresa, Imogene

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ray A. Dickerson Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson
Brothers-in-Law, Pat Ewing and Raymond Biehle

Brothers, Ray Dickerson Jr. and Jackie Dickerson

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


06/28/2010

Audrey Taylor, 100, of Seabrook, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Harborview Nursing Home in League City.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 22, 1910 to Frank and Ellie (Koonce) Head.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Ellie Head, Husband, William Myles Taylor, Son, Jimmy B. Taylor, Sisters, LaVada Head Fudge and Vertie Head Crow and Brothers,
Erwin Head, Stanley Head and Rusten Head.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Jackie Hardgrave & husband, Ken of Seabrook
Son:
Rex P. Taylor & wife, Mary Ann of Lumberton
Daughter-in-law:
Billie Taylor of Sabine Pass
6 Grandchildren
10 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

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


Memorial Services for Mr. M. R. “Doc” Sims, 80 of Beckville, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Burial will take place that morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims died Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mr. Merrell Rogers “Doc” Sims was born February 21, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas. He was the youngest of twelve children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Cynthia Byrd Sims. Doc attended rural Shelby County schools. He married Mrs. Patricia Gwendolyn Sanders on December 22, 1950 and celebrated 59 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on January, 24, 2010. As a lover of cattle and everything outdoors, Mr. Sims made his living as a Farmer, owning the 4S Farm. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on the Sabine River bottom. He found joy in sharing the Gospel through his testimony and was a proud member of the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Sims is survived by his son, Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove; daughter, Karen Norman and husband, David of Garrison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman; Special niece, Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers are George Van DeCarr, Ray Conaster, Bobby Crow, Bobby Wiggins, Doss Miller, Mickey Browning and Clayton Eubanks.

The family request memorial be made to the Northside Christian Center.


06/27/2010

Graveside service for Margie Louise Youngblood, 80, of Fort Worth, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Gene Krieg officating. Mrs. Youngblood passed away June 26, 2010, in Fort Worth.

Margie Louise Youngblood was born November 08, 1929, in De Berry, TX. She was married to Jack R.
Youngblood, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1994. She was a nurse from 1963 until her
retirement in 1985. Mrs. Youngblood was a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Susan Watkins of Fort Worth and Mary Berg of Denver, Colorado;
5 grandchildren: Greta Braun, Jared Braun, Amanda Berg, Brittany Berg, and Kimberley Baldwin;
6 great grandchildren; nieces Everlee Lykes and Betty Jo Dickey of Georgia; and numerous other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by son Jacky Youngblood and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


06/27/2010

Lucy Hutto, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 22, 1924 to Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” (Emanis) Graves. She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” Graves, Husband, Joe Hutto, Step-Son, Billy Joe Hutto, Brothers, Larry Graves and Ross Junior Graves, Sisters, Iva Dell Eddins, Ann Sherman and Willie Mae Fincher, Half- Brother, Mayon Graves and Half Sisters, Katie Bell Rudd, Vada Emanis.

She is survived by:
Son:
Mike Hutto of Carthage
Granddaughters:
Amy Street of League City
Brandy Hutto of Carthage
Alicia Hutto of Carthage
Katie Hutto of Carthage
Step- Daughter-in-law:
Sue Hutto of Center
6 Great Grandchildren
3 Step Grandchildren:
Hunter, Heath and Holly Hutto
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Fairy & Geneva Graves of Center
2 Sisters-in-law:
Faye Graves of Center
Frances Graves of Timpson

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


06/26/2010

Dorothy "Dot" Imogene Cummings, 87, passed away on June 22, 2010 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Mrs. Cummings, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of the late Oatha Allen Ramsey and the former Era Lane.

She will be greatly missed by her son, grandchildren & great grandchildren who loved her dearly.

She is survived by one son, Raymond L. Hammons of Lafayette, La; two grandchildren, Laurie Hammons Romero and husband John Romero of Broussard, La and Heather Hammons and Sidney Syon of Broussard, La; two great grandchildren, Brennan Romero and Molly Romero.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jack Hammons.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Cummings family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, La, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


06/25/2010

Bobby Lee Clifton, 25, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 at First Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 14, 1985 to Leon and Deborah (May) Clifton. He graduated from Tenaha High School. He served in the US Army for 3 ½ years.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Glen Leon Clifton and Bessie Ree Clifton.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Leon and Deborah Clifton of Tenaha
Daughter:
Jasmine Marie Clifton of Tenaha
Grandmother:
Emelda May of Center
Fiancé’:
Angel Reynolds of Beckville
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
David Lee Clifton, Joe Kenneth Clifton, Russell Shane Clifton,
David Ray Clifton, Leon Clifton and Ron Bradley

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


06/24/2010

Infant Angelita Rose Galvan, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. She was born Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Carthage to Eric Galvan and Rosalba Musico.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday June 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Father, Eric Galvan of Center
Mother, Rosalba Musico of Center

Grandparents;

Martin and Maria Galvan
Alfonso and Alicia Musico

Aunts and Uncles:

Norberto Musico and wife Deanna
Berenice Musico and Fernando Aguero
Ivan Musico
Grisel Musico
Alfonso Musico
Jimmy Musico
Martin Galvan
Jair Galvan
Oscar Galvan
Laribell Galvan

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


06/23/2010

Mrs. Idell Langford Johnson, age 92, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 30, 1918, in Shelby County as a daughter of the late Mary (Watson) Langford and Clarence Bert Langford. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother to her family.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Martin Johnson and wife, Mary, of Nacogdoches; a sister, Mozell Mahoney of Arizona; two granddaughters, Lori Smith and husband, Chris, and Allison Barnhill and husband Luke, all of Nacogdoches; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin Smith, Hunter Smith, Amber Smith, Jacob Smith, Trenton Channel, Triston Channel, and Easton Barnhill, all of Nacogdoches.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Johnson.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Burton Holt officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery in Woden.

Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 5 to 7 p.m., at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Mark McKinzie, 46, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010.  He was born August 15, 1963 in Center to Lee McKinzie and Hazel Snider McKinzie. Mark was currently employed by Strong Service where he was a wireline operator. He had formerly served in law enforcement in Shelby County for sixteen years and had served as Joaquin City Marshall. Mark was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Elmer Mathews, Bro. Kirby Hill and Bro Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Pierce, Chris Taylor, Landon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Buddy Moss, Craig Moss, Luke Elliott and Ike Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Kurtis Cougler, Luke Cougler, Everett Cougler, Glenn Johnson, Billy Hearnsberger and all the staff of Strong Service.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ginger Moss McKinzie of Carthage

Daughter, Allison McKinzie of Carthage

Step-sons;
Lane McDonald of Nederland
Landon McDonald of Nederland

Mother, Hazel Snider McKinzie of Center

Brother in law, Everett Cougler and wife Linda of Center

Nephews;
Kurtis Cougler of Center
Lucas Cougler and wife Sherry of Center

Nieces;
Amber Barbee of Center
Leah Moss of Bridge City

Great-nephew, Phoenix Cougler of Center

Father-in-law and Mother–in-law, Barney and Avis Moss of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law;
Craig Moss of Joaquin
Buddy Moss and wife Patti of Bridge City

Aunt, Sylvia Snider of Center

Special friends; Sam Strong and Matt Allison

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Lee McKinzie
Sister, Earnestine McKinzie Cougler
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/22/2010

James Elighie McDaniel, age 93, entered into rest on June 21, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born April 21, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Elias Jasper McDaniel and Josie Horton McDaniel.

He was a member of the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. During WWII he worked in the shipyards in Orange. After returning to East Texas, he went to work in the logging business.

He is survived by his daughters Avor Nell Abbott and husband Mack of Broaddus and Margie Ann Morton of Broaddus; sons Marty Darrell McDaniel of Broaddus and James McDaniel and wife Sandra of Broaddus; brother Lawrence McDaniel of Center; sister Lena Phillips of Broaddus; step-son Robert Johnson of Houston; step-daughter Kandi McWhorter and husband Rocky of Friendswood; 14 grandchildren, 28 Great-Grandchildren and 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elias and Josie McDaniel; wives Ethel McDaniel and Irene McDaniel; and brother Bartley McDaniel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Broaddus, Texas, with Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton officiating. Visitation will be at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Roy Lee Spruiell, 81 of Joaquin, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 6, 1929 to Matt and Kate (Jacobs) Spruiell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Kate Spruiell, Son, Norman Spruiell and Daughter, Penny Perrin.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Lillie Mae Spruiell of Joaquin
Children:
Joyce Spruiell of Arizona
Roger Spruiell & wife, Ray Jean of Winnsboro
Donnie Spruiell & wife, Stephanie of Winnsboro
Danny Spruiell &wife, D.J. of Pittsburg
Karen Sue Nomack & husband, Michael of Sulphur Springs
Linda Kay Bryant & husband, Benny of Sulphur Springs
19 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Virgie Bruce of California
Pallbearers:
Danny Spruiell, Roger Spruiell, Donnie Spruiell,
Bryan Scott, Butch Brown & Benny Bryant

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


06/21/2010

Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

A Memorial Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Asbury Chapel Cemetery.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center
Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches
Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Laura Jean Morriss, 43, went to be with the Lord, June 19, 2010. Born on March 21, 1967 to Edward Morriss and Bobbie Jean Thacker Morriss.

She is survived by:

Son, Dylan Wayne Morriss
Brother, Byron and wife Michelle
Step-mom, Mary Ann Morriss
Uncles, John and James Thacker and wife Clara Judy Vader
and numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June23, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Heights Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel Heights Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Bradley Spring Cemetery at 3 pm. The family wishes to thank Woodland Park Nursing Center and Odyssey Hospice for their care and support.


06/20/2010

Johnnie Wilkins, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 29, 1928 to James Arthur and Audrey (Johnson) Carter. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Audrey Carter and Husband, Felton Wilkins.

She is survived by:
3 Sons:
Ronnie Wilkins & wife, Serica of Center
Dan Wilkins & wife, Noel of Center
Bob Wilkins & wife, Denise of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Chris & Julie Wilkins of Center
Farrah Wilkins Massey of Bastrop
Hannah, Teal & Raleigh of Center
Karen & Jim Nix of Nacogdoches
Amanda Wilkins of Round Rock
Chontae Bardwell of Austin
Will Bardwell of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
Harrison Massey of Bastrop
David Hawthron of Round Rock

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Doyle & Sue Carter of Shelbyville

Nephews:
Matt Carter
Jay Carter

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

Service Information and Additional Survivors will be given at a later time. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Page Clark, 16, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Welton Blackmon and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the East Hamilton Community. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 17, 1993 to John and Charlsie (Cassell) Clark. She was a member of Patroon Baptist Church. Page was a student at Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Maxie & Chizuko Clark.

She is survived by:
Parents:
John & Charlsie Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Sisters & Brother:
Brandi McGraw of Alabama
Bridgett Jackson & Hugo Molina of Center
Randa Faust & husband, Bill of Huxley
Chris Askew of the East Hamilton Community
Chasity Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Grandparents:
W.C .“Dub” & Bobbie Cassell of the East Hamilton Community
Numerous Aunts, Uncles & Cousins
Nieces & Nephews:
Colin McGraw
Jacob, Breanna, Trace & Trevor Jackson
Tori, Sierra & Cade Faust
Brayden Askew
Pallbearers:
Luke Clark, Larry Smith, Rodney Bragg,
Ryan Bennefield, Jamie Casey & Bill Faust

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


06/19/2010

Harold Glyn Hughes, age 85 of Timpson, passed away Friday evening June 18, 2010 at a Garrison Nursing Home. He was born February 2, 1925 in Shelby County to Vesper Hughes and Oma Chapman Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was a member of The Newburn Masonic Lodge and also a member of the El Karuba Shriners of Shreveport La.. Harold was a member of the First Christian Church of Timpson.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Rex Humphries officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Mavis Shofner Hughes of Timpson

Daughter: Margaret Hughes Boutte of Bossier City, La.

Granddaughter: Margaret Michelle  Boutte of Waco

Sister: Maebelle Yarbrough of GArrison

Nephew: Darrell Glyn Yarbrough of Nacogdoches

Niece: Suzy Galanis and husband George of Dallas

Great Niece: Kathryn Galanis of Dallas

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to Service Time on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


06/18/2010

Margie Barnett Beckham age 88 of Nacogdoches formally of Joaquin was born December 10, 1921 to LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greer Barnett. Services will be held 10:00am Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro Charles Hall and Rev. Danny Simmons officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Ms. Beckham was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 348. She was also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church of Joaquin. Margie retired from Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas.

Survivors Include:

Sons:
Aubry Lloyd Beckham and wife Dana Luse of Monroe, La.
Edward Lynn Beckham of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Elizabeth Ann Beckham Hurst and husband Ronald of Nacogdoches
Janet Alice Beckham Stewart and husband Dave of Pineville, La.

5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren,

Nephews:
Robert Barnett and wife Zettie of Center
Jerry Barnett and wife Ruth of Judson

Preceded in death by: Parents, LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greet Barnett; Husbands, Winfred Farlen (Fred) Vines, Floyd L. Higgins, and Aubrey M. Beckham; and 3 Brother.

Pallbearers: Wayne Swan, Bobbie Garrett, Tommy Lilly, Buren Lowe, Harold Irish, Tom Permenter

Honorary Pallbearers: David Chadwick and Willie Edwards

Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Edna George, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Biggar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 27, 1915 to B.W. Hagler and Maggie (Askew) Hagler.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Ben George, Parents, B.W. and Maggie Hagler, Brother, Leon Hagler, Sister, LaMerle Collins and Infant Daughter, Gloria Faye George.

She is survived by:
6 Daughters:
LaJuan Baugh of Center
Betty McLeod & husband, Glynn of Longview
Linda George of Beaumont
Joyce Meeks & husband, Michael of Center
Sheri Burgay & husband, Johnny of Shelbyville
Patricia Lout & husband, Mike of Shelbyville
Granddaughters:
Llea Scott & husband, Roger of Nacogdoches
Tiffanne Klein & husband, Justin of Shelbyville
Whitney Burgay of Center
Sydnee Adams & husband, Jamey of Atlanta, GA
Kim Mock of Garrison
Grandsons:
Benny Baugh & wife, Tammie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim of Longview
Mitch McLeod of Beaumont
Juston Lout & wife, Krystina of Shelbyville
Ben Meeks & wife, Vanessa of Arlington, VA
Jeff Burgay of Shreveport
Great Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh, Cody Baugh, Ryan Scott, Rustin Scott, Jennifer Scott, Josh Scott,
Sean McLeod, Katie McLeod, Lieza Klein, Liela Klein, Maggie McLeod and Mollie McLeod
Brother:
Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, LA
Pallbearers:
Benny Baugh, Mike McLeod, Kevin Baugh,
Roger Scott, Ryan Scott and Rustin Scott
Honorary Pallbearers:
Glynn McLeod, Michael Meeks, Johnny Burgay, Mike Lout, Mitch McLeod,
Juston Lout, Justin Klein, Ben Meeks, Cody Baugh, Sean McLeod and Jamey Adams

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


Arnold Hooper, 99, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 at First Baptist Church Haslam. Burial will be at Wimberly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2010 at from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 9, 1911 to Arthur and Bertha (Golding) Hooper.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Arthur & Bertha Hooper, Sisters, Joy Hooper Jackson and Vivian Hooper.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Annie Sue Hooper of Joaquin
2 Sons:
Jim Hooper & wife, June of Joaquin
Joe Hooper of Joaquin
3 Grandsons:
Wade Hooper of Logansport
Jody Hooper & wife, Whitney of Joaquin
Josh Hooper & wife, Laura of Tyler
Great Grandchildren:
Justin Hooper of Joaquin
Cole Hooper of Shreveport
Abigail Hooper of Joaquin
Jacob Hooper of Tyler
Lillie Hooper of Tyler
Twin Brothers:
Edward Bud Hooper of Magnolia
Aaron Bud Hooper of Magnolia

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the Arnold Hooper Scholarship Fund Joaquin Alumni Association, deposits can be made at Texas State Bank.

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


06/17/2010

James Stephen (Steve) Adams passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Clairmont Skilled Nursing Home in Longview, Texas after a two week battle with cancer. He was born January 25, 1942 in Center, Texas. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Robert Calvin Adams, Jr., Mother, Marie Harris Paul Johnson, Brother, R.C. (Bob) Adams III, and sister-in-law, Melanie Tucker McNiel. Steve grew up in Center and was Quarterback for Center High School and was an outstanding member of the golf team. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Business. He was employed by E. F. Hutton in Longview after completing his stockbroker studies in New York City. Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Tucker Adams, their daughter, Monica Adams Robinson and husband, Trey and three grandsons, Robbie, Reid, and Rhett Robinson of Austin, Texas. A sister, Teresa Paul Tebow, and her daughter, Celeste Tebow, both of Longview, Texas. A nephew, Larry Adams and wife, Connie, and their son, Justin of Kilgore, Texas.

Services for Steve Adams are at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 19 at Rosewood Park in Longview at 4:00 PM.


06/14/2010

Dollie Mae Cox McElroy, 90, of Port Arthur, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010. She was born October 10, 1919 in Shelby County to James E. Cox and Rhoda Kyle Cox.

Visitation will be held from12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Marty Campbell officiating.

She is survived by:

Brothers:
Jerry Cox & wife Emma Jane of Groves
Billy Cox & wife Virginia of Bridge City

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Lonnie McElroy
Son, Larry D. McElroy

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


Tommy Moss, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Ed Whittley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 5, 1954 to Tommie Herman and Mary Robert Moss of Megargel, Texas. The third of five children, Tommy was raised in Megargel. In 1977, he married Anita Fenley of Center, where they have resided since 1988. Tommy loved to fish and enjoyed spending time with his grandson.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tommie & Mary Moss.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Anita Moss of Center
3 Sons:
Eric Moss & wife, Karen of Center
Barrett Moss of Center
Justin Moss of Center
Grandson:
Kale Anthony Moss
Brother:
Danny Moss of Dallas
3 Sisters:
Paula Smith of Olney
Pam Moss of Olney
Tina Wardrip of Dallas
Numerous Nephews & Nieces

Pallbearers:
Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley, Carl Fenley,
Klein Landers, Noah Fenley and Stevie Keller
Honorary Pallbearers:
Kale Anthony Moss, Christopher Whittley and Taylor Whittley

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


Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center

Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches

Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Rodney Willoughby, 49, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 28, 1960 to Alvin O. and Elsie Lee (Whitton) Willoughby. He served in the United States Marines.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Elsie Willoughby.

He is survived by:
Son:
Dusti Willoughby of Bossier City
Daughter:
Teri Marshall & husband, Mike of Tenaha
Son:
John Willoughby of Tenaha
Father:
Alvin O. Willoughby of Houston
2 Brothers:
Tony Willoughby & wife, Traci of Center
Shane Willoughby of Cleveland
3 Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

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


06/13/2010

Gary Randall “Randy” Clark, 52, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1957 in Center to Charlie Elton Clark and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark. Randy was a member of the Shelby County Football League. He served on the Sardis Cemetery Association Board and attended the Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Clark, Luke Clark, Anthony Clark, Todd Clark, Cade Clark, Bradley Baldwin, Darrell McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Johnny Dodson and Ronnie Dickerson.

He is survived by:

Daughters;
Randi Kay Menzies and husband Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Brooke Smith and husband Jacob of Carthage

Son, Dustin Colt Clark of Center

Grandchildren;
Jordan Menzies, Kingston Menzies, Tucker Smith, Tyler Smith and Dayton (Clark) White

Brother, David Clark and wife Cindy of Center

Sister, Debbie Golden of Center

Niece, Brandy Ellis and husband Shawn

Nephews;
Bradley Baldwin and wife Melissa
Cade Clark
Clint McDonald and wife Blanca

Special cousin, Anthony “Bubba” Clark and wife Angie of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie Elton and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark

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


Donald Stewart, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his residence. Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Bickley officiating.

Donald was born in Shelby County on September 29, 1941 to Roy Stewart and Minnie Wilburn. Donald grew up in Shelby County but settled in at Tenaha where he attended school. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Navy for nearly six years. After his service in the military, Donald worked as a police officer in Galveston for four years. Upon Donald’s return to Shelby County, he began work as an electrician. Donald opened Center Muffler Shop where he would own, operate, and manage for twenty years.

Donald retired in 2000 and soon thereafter, relocated to Pretty Point in Huxley. Donald enjoyed the outdoors and living on the lake. Donald loved the Huxley community and his dear friends and neighbors there. In retirement, Donald had become an industrious community member by helping in several community projects there in Huxley. The community is dedicating a boat dock and ramp in his honor for his service and contributions. In particular, the family would like to thank Bobbie Jennings for her friendship to Donald in his time of need.

Donald is survived by:
daughter Donith Malone and husband Allan of Bossier City,
daughter Mary Katherine Reebe,
son Scott Ponder and wife Leslee of Wichita Falls,
mother, Minnie Myers of Tenaha
brother A.L. ‘Skeeter’ Stewart and wife Barbara of Tenaha,
sister Pat Crump and husband Randall of Joaquin,
sister Peggy Langsdon and husband Richard of DeQuincy, La,
and brother-in-law C.L. Ballard and wife Sharman of Gary.

Donald is survived by eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Roy Stewart and stepfather Tom Myers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations or contributions to the Center VFW Post 8904.

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


Mr. Frank Ponder, 88, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away late Friday evening, June 11, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Frank was born to the late Lillie (Eppes) Ponder and Berry Ponder on August 28, 1921, in Bland Lake Community, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was a retied mechanic and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9313 in San Augustine, and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw. Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 13th, from the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

His Survivors include, Brother: Charles Ponder of San Augustine; Sisters: Winnie Nance of San Augustine, and Opal Thompson of San Augustine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Dean Thompson, George Thompson, Frank Nance, Kenneth Nance, Ken Kinney and Johnny Nance

Online obituary and condolences may be continually posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Ms. Shalee Diane Samples, 30, of San Augustine County, passed from this life on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at a Lufkin Hospital.

Shalee was born to Linda (Tuttle) Samples and Frank Samples on February 8, 1980, in Baytown, Texas. She was currently a student attending College and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Her survivors include: Children: Kristen Madison of Lufkin, Jeannie Torbert of Etoile, James Madison of Zavalla; Parents: Linda and Franklin Samples of San Augustine County; Sisters: Shawn Benesh and husband Brad of Dayton and Shannon Samples of Pasadena; Brother: Shane Samples and wife Dorrace of Baytown; and Aunt: Marylyn Franklin and husband, Leon of Beverly Hills, Florida; special friends Rhonda, Sandy and Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. Shalee was loved by many friends.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Broaddus at Trinity Baptist Church at 1:00 P.M.. Bro. Don Lofton will be officiating.

Memorial Contributions are to be made to Shalee D. Samples, acct # 8162590, First Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 693, San Augustine, Texas

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/12/2010

Robert L. (Bob) Parker, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Nacogdoches. He was born September 4, 1922 in Shelby County to E. E. Parker, Sr. and Annie Maud Sholmire Parker. Mr. Parker was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 am, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. M. D. Lamon and Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be B. J. Saunders, Bobby Gene Parker Jr., Michael W. Parker, John LeBlanc, Eric C. Parker, Ryan H. Parker, Clifton D. Parker and Christopher J. Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Baldwin, Joe Biggar and Luis Barrientos.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dot Parker of Center

Sons;
Bobby Gene Parker and wife Lynda of Vidor
R. L. Parker, Jr. and wife Laura of The Colony
Donald Wayne Parker and wife Floye of Center

Step Sons;
Donny Parker and wife Patsy of Korea
Robert A. Parker and wife Pam of Center
Wesley Parker of Austin
John David Parker and wife Sonya of Carthage

Eight Grandchildren
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Two Great-Great Grandchildren
Eight Step Grandchildren
Eleven Step Great Grandchildren

Brother, D. H. Parker and wife Raylene of Center

Sister-in-law, Iva B. Parker of Shelbyville

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Rubye Parker and Lois Parker
Brothers; E. E. Parker Jr., W. D. Parker, and L. L. Parker
Grandson, Keith Kendall Parker
Great Grandson, Bobby G. Parker III

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


Sandra Kay Porter, 66, of Orange, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Houston. She was born February 4, 1944 in Miami, Oklahoma to Woodrow Woodall and Mamie Coleman Woodall. Mrs Porter was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Saturday, June 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Estefano Cardenas, Scott Bailey, James Bailey, Derik Lanicek, Kent Jowell and Josh Bailey.

She is survived by:
Husband, Sam "Bo" Porter of Orange
Daughter, Bambi Bailey and husband Tommy of Orange
Son, Darryl Porter adn wife Helen of North Carolina

Sisters:
Sue Buchanan adn husband Ken of Houston
Trish Jowell and husband Kent of Orange
Nancy Hill of Oklahoma
Deanie Johnson and husband Gary of Oklahoma

Brother, Robert Woodall and wife Barbara of California

Sisters-in-law;
Mary Woodall fo Deweyville
Edna Porter of Burke
Cossette Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Samantha Cardenas and husband Estefano
Joshua Bailey and wife Megan
James Bailey and wife Charmea
Rusty Lanicek and wife Laila
Derik Lanicek and wife Nikki
Scott Bailey and wife Tina
Terry Bailey and wife Lindsey

Twelve Great Grandchildren and one on the way

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Woodrow and Mamie Woodall
Sister, Mickey Hankins
Brother, Gary Woodall
Great Granddaughter, Hailey Kitsmiller

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


06/11/2010

Fred E. “Botchy” Baugh, Jr., 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his home. He was born October 27, 1929 in Center to Fredrick Everett Baugh and Mollie Verna Ballard Baugh. Mr. Baugh was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Baugh had previous served as a member of Center Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Tim Perkins and Foy Forehand officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Shad Lout, Larry Warren, Tommy Cox, Bob Pate and John Henry Cagle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred McDaniel and Glynn McLeod.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Benny Baugh & wife Tamie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center

Daughter, Llea Baugh Scott & husband Roger of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh
Cody Baugh
Ryan Scott
Rustin Scott
Jennifer Scott
Josh Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Gavin, Connor and Averie

Sisters:
Dorothy Baines & husband David of Center
Barbara Fischer of Center
Connie Lucas of Center
Bonnie Bagwell of Ft. Worth

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Fred. E. Baugh, Sr. and Mollie Ballard Baugh
Granddaughter, Christian Suzanne Baugh

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


06/09/2010

Katy Byrd Frette, age 90, of Burke, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

She was born May 3, 1920, in Cushing, Texas, as a daughter of the late Pete and Nettie Reagan. Mrs. Frette was a retired beautician.

She is survived by her son, Larry W. Byrd, pastor of Neuville Baptist Church, and a daughter, Joan Buchanan.

Memorial services are set for 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, Texas. Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Eva Dell (Roberts) Paramore, 88, of Tomball, TX, passed away June 9, 2010, in Tomball. Born November 9, 1921, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, TX, she was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. Eva was known to many as “MeMe”, a name given to her by her granddaughter Karen.

In addition to her parents, Eva Paramore was preceded in death by her husband Afton Paramore and sister Freda Bowlin.

Survivors include her son Ron Paramore and wife Angie of Cypress, TX; granddaughter Karen Paramore of Seguin, TX; grandsons David Content and wife Katy of Spring, TX and Russell Content and wife Pamela of Houston, TX; great grandsons Alex and Ben Content; sister Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Eva Paramore will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To send condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


06/08/2010

Tommie Lee Cotton, passed away June 4, 2010. Services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11 A.M. at East Legion CME Church in Timpson, with Elder Johnny Wilson officiating, Rev. W.G. Morris of New Hope CME Pastor.

Tommy Lee was an only child born to the union of Lee and Martha Bell of Timpson, on December 24, 1917. She joined East Legion CME Church at a very early age, had a very strict upbringing in it and she loved her church.

She married to Howard Mays and from this marriage she raised his daughter Lunita May Polly. She later married Mr. Cotton who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father. Howard Mays and daughter Lunita May Polley. She departed this life June 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

She leaves to morn her passing; grandchildren, Joyce Dawson of Ft Worth, Reneate barnes of Dallas, Texas Keneth Barnes of Dallas, Texas, Rosalyn Polly of Ft. Worth,Paul Barnes of Timpson, Arlinda Richardson, April and Ashley Johnson whom she called her children; four close cousins, Glenda Johnson Brown of Dallas, Thelma Ray Johnson Green of Los Angeles, Michael R Driver and Luedene Driver of Timpson, a special brother-in-law Sonny Mays of Los Angeles, other cousins and friends.


06/07/2010

Timothy Brian Spruiell, 39, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Dallas. He was born November 3, 1970 in Levelland to J.C. Spruiell and Carol McCrary Spruiell. Mr. Spruiell was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Odessa.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Spruiell, Randall Spruiell, Justin Spruiell, Christopher Spruiell, Corky Spruiell and Allan Sruiell.

He is survived by:

Mother, Carol Spruiell of Shelbyville

Brother, Jesse Spruiell & wife Shelli of Marble Falls

Sister, Jan Currington & husband Ted of Shallowater

Fiance, Donna Duke of Timpson

Also several nephews and great nieces.

Preceded in death by:
Father, J.C. Spruiell

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


Letha Mae Hale, 92, of Patroon, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Colonial Pines Nursing Center in San Augustine. She was born November 9, 1917 in Marshall, Arkansas to Walter Foshee and Susie E. Kyle Foshee. Ms. Hale was a member of New Caney Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Jeff Headrick officiating. Interment to follow at Dunnigan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Hale’s grandsons and great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Betty Risinger and husband Robert of Patroon
Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora
Donna Riley & husband Jerry of Cleveland

Sons:
James Hale & wife Barbara of Patroon
Bobby Hale of Splendora

Fourteen Grandchildren

Also a number of Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-Law, Preston Garrison of Harrison, Arkansas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Claude M. Hale
Daughter, Diana Mae Hale
Grandson, James Royce Risinger
Great Granddaughter, Sarah Emmaline Adame

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


06/07/2010

Graveside services for Syble Bittick Bradshaw, 88, will be held Saturday, June 12 at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and a retired nurse.

Preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Bradshaw.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Linda Bea and Ottis Clifton Hutto, Sr. of Kilgore, Texas

Her grandchildren:
Cliff, Jr and Teffany Hutto
Bart and Stacy Hutto
Rusty and Brandi Hutto

Her great grandchildren:
Michael Hutto
Madison Hutto
Dylan Hutto

Services are under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton, Texas.


06/06/2010

James Thomas (Tommy) Rogers, age 87, entered into rest at his residence in San Augustine County, Saturday, June 5, 2010. He was born September 17, 1922, in San Augustine County to the late William Madison Rogers and Minnie (Wall) Rogers.

Tommy was a member of the Macune Missionary Baptist Church for 50+ years and taught Adult Sunday School classes there for 35 years. During WWII he served his country as a U.S. Marine. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonc Lodge for more than 60 years. He worked for Diamond Alkali as a Warehouse Manager for 22 years and then as a Purchasing Agent for Holly Farms for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Griffin Rogers of San Augustine; daughters Cheryl Rogers Cook and husband Bill of Austin, Deborah Rogers Woods and husband Donald of San Augustine; grandson Joey Woods and wife Heather of San Augustine; great-grandchildren Jesse Logan Woods and Case Aaron Woods, both of San Augustine; and brother Billy Rogers and wife Maxine of San Augustine.

Services will be Monday, June 7, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at the Macune Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, with Bro. Burl McBride and Bro. Travis Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 6, 2010, 5:00 till 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Dennis Eakin, Kenneth Eakin, Donald Woods, Bill Cook, Rodney Fox and Larry Epps Honorary Pallbearers: Orville Fonville, Charles Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Thomas Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Bill Goyens, Jesse Woods and Case Woods

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/03/2010

Solomon Zane Allen, 13, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bruce James officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 29, 1997 to Matt Allen and Cheri (Lucas) Wheeler. He was a member of Center Christian Church. Zane just completed the 6th grade at Center Middle School. He was a member of the school band where he played the drums and he was also on the 6th grade tennis team. Zane truly was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, riding 4-wheelers, swimming and he also loved riding his horse, named “Pinky”. He loved playing outside with his cousins and friends where he definately was “ ALL BOY”! Zane was a member of the Shelby County Roughrider mounted drill team. He was also a member of the Shelby County 4-H where he showed goats in the Shelby County Livestock Show.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Gilbert Wheeler and Brother, Cory Bertrand.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Don & Cheri Wheeler of Center
Matt & Charlotte Allen of Center
Brothers & Sisters:
Brett Wheeler of Center
Luc Allen of Center
Ben Wheeler of California
Whitnee Allen Lee & husband, Ricky of Center
Sydnee Allen of Center
Grandparents:
Bonnie & Claude Lucas of Center
Johnny & Lillian Allen of Center
Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Aunts & Uncles:
Austin Lucas, Will and Kelly Lucas,
Pam & Wallace Hibbard, Kathy Brittain,
Becky & Bill House, Debbie & Lacy Andrews,
David & Dana Allen, Steve & Kristi Allen,
Lynn & Christine Raymond and Lucy & Enrique Rodriguez
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Brett Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Luc Allen, Austin Lucas, Will Lucas, David Allen, Jonathan Brittain, Kenton Collins and Ricky Lee

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


06/01/2010

Era “Pud” Sanders, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 20, 1934 to John Preston May and Ola Dorothy (Lowe) Jensen.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John May and Ola Dorothy Jensen, Brother, Orval May and Sisters, Vera Moore and Sue.

She is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Barbara Johnson & husband, Chris of Pagosa Springs, CO
Shirley Nilsen & husband, German of Houston
Tammy Sanders of Joaquin

Granddaughter:
Summer Lindsey & husband, Chad of Houston

Great Grandson:
Emerson Lindsey

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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

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05/30/2010

Frances Williams, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Edward Frank Hammers and Blanche Fuller Hammers. SMs. Williams was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be James Windham, J.C. Windham, David Brown, Alex Brown and Eric Williams.

She is survived by:
Sons; Gene E. Williams of Stafford and Billy G. Williams of Center.
Granddaughter, GinaLynn Brown of Sugarland.
Grandson, Eric Williams of Houston
Two Great Grandchildren
A Great Friend, Linda Windham of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Harley O. Williams

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


05/29/2010

Jean Andrews Lawson, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1934 in Patroon, Texas to James J. Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden. Mrs. Lawson worked as a nurse for over 35 years, 30 of which were at Holiday Nursing Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Blake Barr, Bruce Yarbrough, Charles Barr and Joseph Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordon Horn, Larry Horn, Marlin Hardy and Steve Barr.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Joy Seekers Conference of Center First Baptist Church.

She is survived by:
Husband, Billy E. Lawson of Center
Daughters; Debra LaJean Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Kay Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Gwyn Lawson of Nacogdoches.
Grandchildren; Cade Yarbrough and wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr
Great Grandchildren; Cole Yarbrough, Mallory Yarbrough and Dillon Yarbrough
Brother, Randy Andrews of Center
Nephew, Joseph Andrews of Center

Also a hos of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James J Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden Andrews
Brother, James M. "Bud" Andrews
Grandson, Brent Barr

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


05/26/2010

Jewel Spinks, 79, of San Augustine, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at a hospital in Center.

Jewel was born to the late Mary Magdalene (Bailey) Townsend and Robert Ernest Townsend on August 18, 1930, in Baytown, Texas. She was a Food Service Supervisor for a local Nursing Home, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Hiriam Melton officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 27, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters and Sons-in-law: Georgia Garcia and Alfredo of Milam, Mary Beth Warner and Bill of Milam, Laura Corbello and Paul of Milam and Darlene Boehlke of San Augustine; Son: Danny Spinks and Donna Dupre of Hemphill; Brother: Gene Townsend of Austin; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Claudie (Pete) Jim Spinks and a son, James Allen (Festos) Spinks

Pallbearers will be Chris Spinks, Dylan Gates, Jamey Hilton, Adam Nixon, Taylor Nixon, and Daniel Boehlke. Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Denby and Lamar Davis


05/25/2010

Funeral services for Harold E. Stephens, 87, of Willis, TX, (formerly of Timpson, TX) will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, TX, with interment in Bethel Cemetery, Montgomery. Mr. Stephens passed away in Willis, TX, on May 23, 2010.

Harold was a retired Houston Police Officer and had also been employed with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Beth of Willis; sons, Eric Stephens and wife Judy of Anchorage, Alaska, and William “Bill” Stephens and wife Jill of Houston; granddaughters, Erin & Allison Stephens, and grandson Kevin Stephens of Houston, TX.

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Montgomery, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Doris Marie Cole Marcantel, 80, passed away May 24, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center, San Augustine, TX. She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Ragley, LA to Al and Alice McFatter Cole. She had resided in Sabine County since 1985. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Bronson Baptist Church.

Doris is survived by four children, Bill Marcantel and his wife Sharon of Darrington, WA, Lin Marcantel of Bronson, Nell McBride and husband Larry of Pineland and Nita Adkison and husband Mike of Center, TX. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, four sister-in-laws, Lola Mitchell, Marie Cole, Chee Chee Cole and Loraine Marcantel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Russell, Anson, Paul, Outher and Murphy Cole.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Centerview Cemetery near Bronson, TX.


05/24/2010

Jo Anne Manning Walker, 72, of Center, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born July 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Walter D. Manning, Jr. and Alice Louise May Manning. Mrs. Walker graduated from Center High School in 1955 and Panola Junior College in 1957, where she had a 4.0 grade point average. She was previously a member of the Center Rotary Club, head of the Citizen’s Bank travel club and a Girl Scout leader. She retired from Citizen’s Bank, where she was an officer for over twenty years. The “Jo Anne Walker Scholarship For Success” has been established by her family which is given to a deserving student yearly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler and Bro. D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery near Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Hooper, Tim Mitchell, Joel Hooper, Ben Thomas, Tom Thomas and Larry Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Shamburger, Steve Johnson and Ken Hollis.

She is survived by:
Husband, John Stephens Walker, Sr. of Center

Daughters;
Amy Walker Hampson and husband Gregory John of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Rhonda Kaye Walker of Wichita, Kansas

Son, John Stpehens Walker, Jr. and wife Lisa Marie of Pearland

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Boudousquie, Andrew Boudousquie, Katharine Hampson, John Hampson,
James Bronson, Kellyann M. Walker, Stephanie Walker and Sarah Walker

Brother, Walter D. Manning, Jr. and wife Ellen of Center

Aunts,
Florine Parker of Houston
Pauline Jones and husband Tom of Joaquin

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends

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


05/22/2010

Pamela Jean Oswald, age 51, of Livingston, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Livingston TX. She was born April 16, 1959 in Pasadena, Texas to father Sidney Tatum and mother Orlena Tate Tatum.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Spurlock, Daniel Tatum, John Ray Glass, Edgar Daniels, Patrick Daniels and Jack Tate.

She is survived by:
Son: Jonathan Oswald of Wichita, KS
Father: Sidney Tatum of Center
Sister: Bobbie Sue Warren of Center
Brother: John Tatum & wife April of Kingwood, Texas
4 Grandchildren
A number of Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by:
Mother Orlena Tate Tatum and Brother Stephen Tatum.


05/21/2010

Mrs. Claudene Peavy, 81, of Nacogdoches, formerly of San Augustine, passed away late Thursday evening, May 20, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Claudene was born to Lois (Lilly) Powers and Claude Powers on April 21, 1929, in Timpson, Texas. She was employed as a Secretary working in the Insurance Company for many years.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m., May 23, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Buddy Pratt, and Bro. Doug Fincher.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters: Debbie Clark of Friendswood, Gayle Muckleroy and her husband, Gary of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren: Kent Birdwell, Kelly Griffey, Nathan Clark, Natalee Clark, Steve Clark and James Clark along with 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Clark, James Clark, Kent Birdwell, Hollis Peavy, Buddy Kennemer and Rusty Adcock

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Ann Adams Dickey, age 63, of Joaquin, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Thomasson officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dickey passed away on Friday morning, May 21, 2010, in Tyler.

Emily Ann Adams Dickey was born on May 8, 1947, in Texarkana, Arkansas. She was the adopted daughter and only child born to the marriage of James Lowell and Jessie Lema Lollar Adams. She was the maternal granddaughter of Gordon T. Lollar and Amanda Ratcliff Lollar and the paternal granddaughter of Rubin R. Adams and Emma Lee Dingler Adams.

She grew up in Texarkana, Texas and had a happy childhood, living next door to the family owned grocery store. She attended Beverley Elementary School, graduated high school at Texas High, and attended Texarkana College. She later completed her education at Central Western University. Active in the music industry for many years, she was one of the first women to break into the field of record promotion, winning several awards for her accomplishments, including the prestigious Association of Independent Radio’s Promoter of the Year in 1986.

She married Dan Benjamin Dickey on April 7, 1967, in Sherman, Texas. Emily was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. In high school, she was a member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Girl Scouts, and Rainbow Girls. As an adult, she was a member of the Young Homemakers of Texas and was active in the community, doing volunteer work in nursing homes and the schools where her children attended. Her hobbies included playing the piano, bowling, sewing, and gospel music. Later in life, until stricken by a disabling stroke, she touched many lives, helping the elderly and shut-ins by assisting with shopping and personal chores and sharing her Christian testimony. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Dickey is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dan B. Dickey of Joaquin; t hree daughters, Angela Grupp and husband Jeff of Rowlett, Monica Bishop and husband Shawn of Carthage, and Melanie Kitchens and husband Jason of Aurora; and five grandchildren, Ashley Grupp, Tiffany Grupp, Faith Kitchens, Berlin Kitchens, and Aspen Bishop.

Serving as pallbearers are Donny Dickey, Matthew Dickey, James Dickey, Jeff Grupp, Shawn Bishop, and Jason Kitchens.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


05/20/2010

Floyd Adolphus (Dock) Watson, age 81, of the Paxton Community passed away, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Billy Freeman, honorary. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers : Tom Watkins, Arney Strickland, Lon Sharver, Glenn Gill, Gene Wayne Hutto, Bobby Watson, Cliff Todd and Waylon Moore. Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Gill, Frank Lindsey, Joe Fiedler, Buddy Townsend, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Board of Directors… Larry Warren, S. W. Carter, J. P. Dobbs, Jr., Paul Alexander, Ronnie Greer, Forrest Meador, William A. Speights, Tommy Smith, Jimmie Poplin, Joe B. Wooten and George Martin.

Dock was born February 22, 1929 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Sidney & Mary (Hataway) Watson. He attended Edgefield School in Paxton and graduated from Tenaha High School in 1946. Dock attended Sam Houston State University and then Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College where he received a degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Education in 1950. Dock served in the US Air Force for a brief time during the Korean Conflict. Dock returned to Shelby County and married Fannie Baldwin.

Their 58 year marriage blessed them with three children. He is survived by wife, Fannie Watson and daughters: Brenda & husband, Gene Giles of Carthage, Glenda & husband, Charlie Leflett of Joaquin and Steven Joe Watson of the Paxton Community. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Crista & husband, Michael Black, Cara & husband, Brian Morris, Alex & husband, Ashley Rowe, Cole Leflett, Carly, Will, Sam & Jake Watson, and three loving great grandchildren: Alexis & Addison Rowe and Cameron Black. Two sisters-in-law: Ruth Stephens & husband, Collis and Jo Watson. Dock was uncle to: Bobby Watson & wife, Kay, Patty Watkins & husband, Tom, Kathy Mouser & husband, Nathan and Tammy Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney & Mary Watson, brothers, Doyle Watson and Robert Earl Watson; in-laws, Clarence and Bessie Baldwin and Bea Watson. Also preceding him in death, nephew, Bill Watson & wife, Katha and niece, Anita & husband, W.H. Nichols.

He was an active member of the Paxton United Methodist Church and The Gideon’s International Organization. He began his teaching and administration career in Center, TX in 1949-1967. He also worked part time at Mangum Funeral Home, Texas Eastern, Head Start and Community Action. From 1945 until 1981 he also operated S. S. Watson Dairy. Dock served as Tenaha School Superintendent from 1967-1982. Following, he served as Joaquin ISD Superintendent for five years. Dock was elected Shelby County Judge in 1982 where he served for sixteen years. Dock served on many boards: Paxton Water Supply, Shelby County Hospital Board, Deep East Texas Council of Government, Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op Board of Directors, Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Shelby Panola College Advisory Board, and the Shelby Soil Conservation Committee. Other business ventures were Toledo Finance, Shelby County Savings and Tenaha Milling Company.

He was awarded the Shelby County Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1994. In 1995 he received the Sam Samford Lodge #149 Community Builders Award. Tenaha ISD inducted him into their Hall of Honor in 2004. Dock also received the Tenaha Masonic Lodge Community Builders Award in 2008. Close to his heart was the restoration of the 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and working with Shelby County citizens.

Memorials may be given to the following: Paxton United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, Floyd & Fannie Watson Scholarship at Panola College or Stephen F. Austin State University, and HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas.
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Mrs. Frances Joe Oates, 74, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. No visitation is planned.

She was born December 18, 1935 in Denton, Texas to William and Phadolia (Matthews) Shepherd. Mrs. Oates, was a woman with an outstanding record of service to her fellow citizens and worked continuously for bettering the lives of those living in the community. Mrs. Oates was a registered nurse and worked alongside her husband, Dr. Steve Oates for many years. She was dedicated to the many activities her two sons, Reid and Shepard were involved in. She was a scout leader as well as very involved in the Little League organization and Athletic Boosters. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Women’s Reading Club. Mrs. Oates, was first elected to the City of Center Council in April 12, 1982, serving continuously until her death, and was appointed Mayor Pro tem a member of the City Council Committees for Financial/Audit, Streetscape Steering, Parks, and also represented the Council on the Board of Directors for the City of Center Economic Development Corporation and the Center Industrial Development Authority, and the Chairman of the City of Center Main Street Program. Mrs. Oates also served as Chairman of the Fannie Brown Booth Library; Vice Chairman of DETCOG, member of the DETCOG Grant Review Committee. Mrs. Oates was very active in the community. She was a charter member of the Lake Areas Art League. Mrs. Oates served as the President of the Shelby County Chamber, and was Chairman of the East Texas Poultry Festival for over thirty years, Ambassador President, active Ambassador, Endowed the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court Pageant, served on the Queen’s Court committee and served on the Health Care committee. Mrs. Oates received the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award in 1976 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1993, member of the Ladies Reading Club, Mrs. Oates was appointed by Governor Ann Richards to be on the board of the Executive Women in Texas Government .

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Phadolia Shepherd.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Dr. Steve Oates of Center

2 Sons:
Lareid Oates of Center
Shepherd Oates & wife, Denise of Mesquite

Grandson:
Stephen Daniel Oates

Family request donations be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935.

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


Thomas “Jeff” Sims, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born October 6, 1922 in the Campti Community of Shelby County to Jesse James Sims and Cynthia Caroline Byrd Sims. Mr. Sims was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a member of the LineCo Construction Electrical Union.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Michael Grogan officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Rogers, Dusty Davis, Dewayne Bailey, Randy Bush, Michael Leim, J.J. Sims, Danny Sims and David Kerr.

He is survived by:

Family Members:
Carolyn Sims Field of Center
Helen Rogers & husband Billy of Center
Doc Sims of Beckville

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Ruby Marie Sumner Sims
Five Brothers & Five Sisters

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


Betty Smotherman, 81, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Strong Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Robert D. and Opal Della (Raymond) English. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rob & Della English, Husband, L.B. Smotherman, Son-in-law, Bob Crocker, Sister, Hazel Vaughn, Allie Ruth Parrish, Johnnie Lynch and Margie Martin and Infant Brother, Buddy English.

She survived by:

2 Daughters:
Sue Bolton & husband, Glen of Center
Ann Crocker of Center

Son:
Randy Smotherman & wife, Mindy of Huxley

4 Grandchildren:
Heath Bolton & wife, Teri of Huxley
Brandi Bolton Lairmore & husband, Brandon of Warrensburg, MO
Clint Crocker of Huxley
Craig Crocker & Kelly Webber of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Bristan Lairmore
Caden Crocker

Twin Sister:
Bobbie Jean Condon of Beaumont

Brother:
R.D. “Dale” English & wife, Barbara “Babs” of Houma, LA

Sister-in-law:
Rodean Barnett & husband, Windell of Huxley

Special Friend:
JoAnn Shofner of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Clint Crocker, Craig Crocker, Troy Shofner, Bubba Shofner,
Gerald Vaughn, Jackie Vaughn and Larry Vaughn

Honorary Pallbearers:
Heath Bolton, Brandon Lairmore and Bobby Glynn Scarber

Family request that donations be made to the Strong Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 1383 Center, Texas.

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


05/18/2010

Doris Ingram, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Lone Cedar Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 26, 1925 to John Wesley and Elvira (Adams) Gray. She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Elvira Gray, Husband, Walter Ingram Jr. and Brother, Auburn Gray and Stepmother, Annie B. Gray.

She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Darlene Mann & husband, Howell of Ft. Worth
Deborah Carrick & husband, Robert of Colorado Springs, CO

Grandchildren:
Shelley Pardue
Corry Smith & husband, Michael
R. W. Carrick & wife, Angie
Lillian Adams & husband, Chris

6 Great Grandchildren:
Cole, Lauren & Wyatt Pardue
Wesley & Harper Smith
Abigail Adams

Brother:
Glenn Gray & wife, Paulette of Tyler

Sister:
Katheryn Keith & husband, Tom of Grapeland

Sister-in-law:
Juanita Yates & husband, Julius of Shreveport, LA

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


05/17/2010

Hellen Schillings Sanders, 79, of Dialville Tx. passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Cherokee County. Hellen was a 1947 graduate of Center High School. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Lilia Schillings. Helen was married to the late Bro. Billy Sanders and they lived in around Shelby County while he pastored churches. They had been at Clever Creek Baptist church in the late 50's and early 60's.

Services will be gravesite only, Wendsday, May 19th, 2010, in Nacogdoches Oak Grove Cemetery with visitation at 1:30 and burial at 2:00.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Tx.

 

05/16/2010

Milton Eugene Harris, 73, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

He was born June 12, 1936 to Minor and Eva (Lord) Harris.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Minor and Eva Harris, Wife, Louise Harris, Son, Jerry Harris and Infant Daughter, Rebecca Harris.

He is survived:
Daughter:
Vicky Pratt & husband, James of Center
Son:
Kenneth Harris & wife, Lisa of Center
Son:
Richard Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Grandchildren:
Eric Pratt & wife, Allison of Center
Dache Barnhart & husband, Brandon of Wylie
Amy Windham & husband, Kyle of Center
Keith Harris & Fiance, Amanda Jones of Center
Kimberly Shelton & husband, Matthew of Center
Richie Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Great Grandchildren:
Kaleigh and Keaton Pratt
Peyton & Breanna Windham, Dakota Wagstaff
Dalton Shelton
2 Sisters:
Dell Tyler & husband, Cecil of Huxley
Johnny Blount of Baker, LA
Brother:
Red Odom & wife, Marie of Tenaha
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Keith Harris, Matt Shelton, Kyle Windham
Eric Pratt, Glen Hutto and Otis Pleasant

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


05/15/2010

Jane Ellen Parker Jones, 60, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Center. She was born February 6, 1950 in Shelby County to Dan Parker and Virginia Harrison Parker. Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Parker-Jones Farm with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Youth Cutting Horse Association, 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ray Jones of Center

Sons:
Marlin Ray Jones III and wife Brandy of Center
Daniel Kevin Jones and wife Jennifer of Center

Grandsons:
Collin Parker Jones of Center
Ryan Jones of Center

Granddaughter, Cloe Camille Jones of Center

Father, Dan Parker of College Station

Brothers:
Danny Parker and wife Cindy of College Station
John William Parker and wife Teressa of Corsicana

Aunts:
Fern Christensen of Tenaha
Betty Robertson of Tenaha
Winfrey Swann of Houston

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Also many, many beloved animals

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Virginia Parker

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


Bessie Clifton, 68, of Tenaha passed away Saturday May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 24, 1942 to Nellie and Doritha (Usher) Skeeters.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Nellie and Doritha Skeeters, Husband, Glen Clifton, Brothers, Woodrow Skeeters, Carl Ross Skeeters, Billy Ray Skeeters.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Linda Clifton Torres & husband, Tony of Paxton
Son:
Leon Clifton & wife, Deborah of Tenaha
Son:
David Lee Clifton of Timpson
Son:
Joe Kenneth Clifton of Timpson
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Mary Ann Doles of Nebraska
Brother:
Travis Skeeters of Nacogdoches
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Mrs. June Ainsworth, age 73, passed away today, May 13, 2010, at a local nursing home in San Augustine. She was born July 7, 1936, in Buhl, Idaho, to the late Fred and Tina McRoberts.

June was a member of the Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who delighted in taking care of her husband and children.

She is survived by her sons, Rodney Ainsworth and wife Kathy, Lloyd Ainsworth and Troy Ainsworth - all of San Augustine; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children; along with several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held on 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Chinquapin Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Gerald Sowell.

Visitation will be from the hours of 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas. 75972

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Lucille Bierhalter, 93, of Kirbyville, former resident of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Kirbyville.

Lucille was born to Nannie (Rogers) Fonville, and Lewis Wesley Fonville on March 31, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Angleton.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the San Augustine City Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Officiating will be Jamie Kinman.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Phillip and Vicki Bierhalter of Ennis; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Nancy and David McGilbery of Kirbville; Grandchildren: Kelli Armstrong, Lee Bierhalter, and Jan McGilbery, Josh McGilbery and Jared McGilbery; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Orville Fonville of Pasadena, Charles and Eloise Angleton, Jerry and Barbara Fonville of Pasadena and Thomas and Carol Fonville of Flint.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin Asbury Bierhalter; sisters: Lorraine Roberts, Marjorie Gill; Brother: Lewis Fonville

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


05/14/2010

Willis B. Wilson 1933 - 2010 Graveside services for Mr. Willis B. Wilson, 76, of Nacogdoches are set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, with Rev. Bailey Alders, Pastor of Christian Life Center UPCI, officiating. Eulogies will be offered by Elbert Roark and Nolan Alders.

Willis passed away May 13, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Willis was born December 30, 1933, in Shelby County, Texas, to Woodrow and Ibera Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Willis was retired from Texas Farm Products after 35 years. He was a member of Christian Life Center UPCI.

Willis and Bennie (Gentry) Wilson were married April 4, 1959, and she survives him. Also surviving is a daughter, Phyllis Wilson of Nacogdoches, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Alders, Dr. Richard Baker, Lee Howell, Elbert Roark, David Roark and Joseph Roark.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, TX. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


05/13/2010

Donna Parks Bailey, 51 of Timpson, passed away May 13, 2010, Nacogdoches, Texas. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 17, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Sir Charleston Johnson officiating.

Born June 2, 1958, in Houston, TX, Donna Dean Parks Bailey was the daughter of Allen Curtis and Joy (Eldredge) Parks. She had worked as a processor for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include her mother Joy Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; daughter Michelle Parks Harris and husband Timothy of Timpson; brothers Johnny Parks of Timpson and Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Tammy Harris, Angelic Harris, Amber Parks, and Ashton Harris; great granddaughter Ty’Amberia Tutt Parks; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her father Allen Curtis Parks and husband Danny Bruce Bailey.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/11/2010

Doris Gertrude Wagner passed away peacefully at her residence on May 10, 2010. Doris was born on Oct. 13, 1919 to George and Merinda Chorpening on the family farm north of Alamo, TX. She was a graduate of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School and the University of Texas. During WW II, Doris worked for the F.B.I. in San Antonio and had very fond memories of her co-workers and friends.

She married Paul F. Wagner on March 8, 1946 after he returned from military service in WWII in the South Pacific. Paul passed away July 12, 2004. Doris was a proud member of P.E.O. Chapter DS, a philanthropic educational organization, for over 60 years and served as local chapter president numerous times. She loved to play bridge with her many friends, often playing two to three times a week. Doris was an “old time” cook as she had an uncanny ability for putting up vegetables and her delicious fruit preserves. Her sons will greatly miss her succulent fried oysters and Christmas candy.

Doris is survived by three sons and their wives, Gary P. and Deborah Wagner of Center, TX, James T. and Teresa Wagner of McAllen, TX, Randall L. and Mary Gay Wagner of Kerrville, TX; grandchildren, Kenneth and Nikki Wagner of Center, TX, Peyton and Gavin Hawk of St. Petersburg, FL, Jason and Christina Wagner of Austin, TX, Amy and Chris Schmanski of Collingswood, NJ, Hunter Wagner of San Marcos, TX, Merinda and Richard Goodman of Caddo Mills, TX, Phillips Wagner of Kerrville, TX; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2010 from noon to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6-8. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Kreidler Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. John Badders. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Kautsch, Pat Risica, Danny Drefke, Mark Wittenberg, Jack McKeever, Kenneth Johnson and Jim Brown. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Vannie E. Cook, Jr. children’s cancer Clinic, 101 W. Exp 83, McAllen, TX 78503.


Derrick Pina, 17, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born October 4, 1992 in Jacksonville to Jay Harvey and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Amelia Short officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Keith P. Simms, Dayrien Driver, Christopher Bell, Terrance Barnes, Row Simmons, Michael Harvey and Ricky Rios.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr. of Center
Pepe Pina of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Lufkin
Jennie Pina of Lufkin

Father, Jay Harvey of Center

Aunts:
Amelia Short
Marsha Simms

Also, a number of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Brother, Rigo Pina
Sister, Hope Michelle Simms
Grandmother, Esther Lee Simms
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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


Joyce Edge Adams, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at her home. She was born September 29, 1927 in Huxley to Henry Wesley Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge. Ms. Adams was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Dr. Nick Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Clint Quinn, Waylon Quinn, Casey Adams, Josiah Conner, William Gamble, Johnnie Foster Gamble IV, Joey May and Cody May. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Adams and Bret Burkart.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Travis Quinn & wife Kathy of Clute
Jack Quinn of Crockett
David Adams of Alto
Jesse Adams & wife Darla of Flint

Daughters:
Carolyn “Sissy” Ratcliff of Watauga
Martha May & husband Sammy of Center
Hazel Gamble of Center
Judy Conner & husband Nick of Ponder

Grandchildren:
Jessica Chandler, Waylon Quinn, Clint Quinn, Jamie Quinn, Amanda Quinn Sanchez, Savannah Quinn, Crystal Quinn, Ben Ratcliff, Jennifer Ratcliff, Robert Ratcliff, Jr., Bret Burkart, Joey May, Cody May, Joyce Glaze, Shasta Briggs, Johnie Foster Gamble IV, William Gamble, Josiah Conner, Jessica Conner, Adrian Smith, Kimberlyn Lansford, Jeffrey Adams, Jason Adams, Casey Adams, Hannah Adams, Hunter Adams, and Heath Adams.

Thirty Five Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maxine Miller of Longview
Jackie Miller & husband Henry of Center

Brothers:
J. Frank Edge & wife Velma of Lake Jackson
James Edge & wife Nell of Clute
Lyndon Edge & wife Vicki of Center
Paul Edge of Desert Hot Springs, California
Dale Edge & wife Elizabeth of Pflugerville

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Felicia Jo Norris, age 77, died Sunday, May 9th in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Norris was born February 2, 1933 in Brenham, Texas to Theron Ellis and Sue Smith Floyd Moses. Felicia and her husband, the late Ross Edward Norris, Sr. grew up together in Center, Texas where they married in 1953. Along with their two sons, they made their home in Victoria for over fifty years. Felicia was a long-time employee of the Estate of Thomas O’Connor.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at
Rosewood Funeral Home in Victoria.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00
a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her son Ross Edward Norris, Jr. of Willis, Texas and his children Cecily Erin Norris of Dallas, Riley Evan Norris of Austin, Conley Everett Norris of Huntsville and their mother, Cherie Duckett Norris of Houston and son Joseph Kelly Norris and his wife, Kelly, and their son, Braden Kelly Norris of Houston. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carl Todd VanWay (Suanne) of Victoria and Mrs. J.W. McCauley (Libby) and her husband of Willis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, Texas.


05/10/2010

Karen Alyne Smith, 64, of Salado died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday May 8, 2010 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Burial will be at Ford Cemetery at Bon Weir after a graveside service Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Beaumont to Gordon Nelson and Dorothy Daugherty Nelson. She married Obe Kymbol Smith February 29, 1958. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Houston. She moved to Belton twenty years ago from New Jersey. She worked as the Librarian for the Temple Public Library having retired March 31, 2010. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Survivors include her husband Obe Kymbol Smith of Salado; one daughter Amy Alyne Smith of Salado; one stepson Kymbol Smith of Salado; two stepdaughters Crystal Church of Belton and Gina Walker of Port Bolivar; her father Gordon Nelson of Timpson; one brother Don Nelson of Center and one sister Nancy Stockman of Temple.

Memorials may be made to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County or to Friends of Temple Public Library.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mayfield died Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Longview, Texas.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Briley Mayfield was born December 9, 1940 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas as the daughter of Myrtle Best Wood and Robert Lee Briley, Sr. Mrs. Mayfield was retired from the Kroger company, later retiring from Sams after eight years of service and was the owner of Glory Bee Creations. She received her degree from Panola College in Computer Information Systems and a degree in Applied Science from the California College for Health Sciences, majoring in Medical Transcription and Computers Information Systems.Gloria Married Mr. Wlmer A. “Red” Mayfield May 29, 1972 and celebrated 35 years together until he preceded her in death on August 6, 2007.

Gloria was a seventeen year member and officer of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas J. Rusk Chapter, The United Daughters of The Confederacy, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Longview, The National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and The Magna Charter Dames. She was also a member of the Texas Genealogy Association and was an Accredited Genealogist of the American College of Genealogists. She had written several books about her family ancestors. She was active in the TX GenWeb, served from 1999-200 as the SW/SC CC Rep, USGenWeb Advisory Board and web mistress of the Cemeteries of TX, TX Surnames, and numerous county websites.

Mrs. Mayfield was a member of the Women Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, The American Legion Women Auxiliary, and the Auxiliary of the Disabled Veterans Association. .She was Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Henderson Chapter No. 597, and an endowed member of Carthage, Chapter No 747. She was of the Baptist Faith, currently member of the Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Glen Gregg Goza, II; daughter, Linda Mayfield Jennings and brothers: Robert Jr., Ted and Jimmye Briley; Mike Briley; sister, Betty Webb; brother-in-laws, Jim Webb and Jimmy Shipman; granddaughter, Wendy Warner

Mrs. Mayfield is survived by her daughters, Briley M. Dailey and husband Billy Charles, Jr. of Beckville, Glynna D. Reser and husband Kevin of Boerne, June Grattan, Ruth Parker and husband Lance, Sandra Garcia, Deborah Gilotte and husband Rick; son-in-law, Steve Jennings; grandchildren, Morgan and Billy Charles Dailey, II of Beckville and Kristal and Travis Wayne Reser of Boerne, Misty Watson and husband Robert, Jerome’ Anderson, Jennifer Biorge and husband Dusty, Jande’ La’Ulu and husband Kark, Jarel Anderson and Steven Grattan, Jimmy Wanner and wife Jill, Alan Parker, Sabrina, Marsial, Mandel and Sasha Garcia, Janice Vanover and husband Adam and Jake Jones. Gloria is also survived by her brother, Mike Briley of Pierre, South Dakota and sister, Jackie Shipman of Stephenville. Great grandchildren, Madyson Dailey, landing Watson, Corbin and Ressie Wanner, Cipher La’Ulu, William and Skylar Garcia, Dwaine Garcia, Shalee Basden, Lazariae Mayes, Persefanie Garcia, Cohen and Daxton Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Brooklyn, Gabriel and Thor Biorge.

THE BODY WILL LIE IN STATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday


05/08/2010

Funeral service for Thomas Lamar McWilliams, age 91, of the Bobo Community near Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 10, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. McWilliams passed away May 8, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born in the Bobo Community of Shelby County, Texas, Thomas Lamar McWilliams was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Lillie (Wilson) McWilliams. He and Quinteen Green were married November 9, 1936. Lamar retired as a division supervisor for Texas Gas after 48 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson, serving as a deacon and church treasurer, and was also a member of American Legion Post #90 in Timpson.

Survivors include his daughter Linda Bills and husband Bill of Brentwood, TN; grandson James Lamar Bills and wife Lara of Beckley, West Virginia; granddaughter Laura Fay Bills Essner and husband Jon of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren: Sara Margaret Bills, Calloway Reeves Bills, Jay Thomas Essner, and Bryce Patrick Essner; and sister-in-law June Mims of Timpson.

In addition to his parents, Lamar McWilliams was preceded in death by wife Quinteen Green McWilliams, brother Howard McWilliams, and sister Fay Bryan.

Visitation will be held 12 Noon and until 2:00 PM service time on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Lighting the Path, Otter Creek School, 409 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/07/2010

Georgia Marquette Wallace Emanis Oliver

Marquette “Coot” Oliver passed away on May 7, 2010 in Center, Texas at the age of 92. Marquette, one of eight children, was born on December 8, 1917, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, to parents, Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace.

Marquette attended Cooper school until she was 16. She then traveled alone to Freeport, Texas where she worked in a hospital while finishing high school. Her dream was to become a nurse. That dream didn’t materialize until she was in her 50’s when she finally obtained her LVN license from the Panola Nursing School. She then worked at Shelby General Hospital and other local nursing facilities for a number of years.

Marquette married Rebel Eloy Emanis, also of Arcadia, where they farmed for a short time and their first child Jackie was born. They moved to Freeport where Eloy worked at Dow Chemical and their second child, Ronald Eloy Emanis, was born.

Around 1951, the Emanis Family moved back to Arcadia where Marquette enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and quilting. In 1982, at the age of 70, Eloy passed away. Marquette later rekindled her friendship with Olen Oliver who also grew up in Arcadia. The two were married August 9, 1987 in Timpson. They had been married for 23 years and lived in Center. She was baptized a member of the Arcadia Missionary Baptist Church and was a long time member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Marquette Oliver was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Flossie Wallace; first husband, Eloy Emanis; brother Jesse Franklin; and sister Vada Mae Tinsley. She is survived by her husband, Olen Oliver of Center; daughter, Jackie Emanis Grant and husband Neil, of the Arcadia Community; son, Ronnie Emanis and wife Charlsey, of Center; three stepsons, Olen Oliver Jr. and wife Linda of Pasadena, Jim Oliver and wife Glenda of LaPorte, and Richard Oliver and wife Vickie of Houston. Also five grandchildren, Doice Grant and wife Beth of Longview, Dr. Derek Grant and wife Ann of Center, Greg Grant of Arcadia, Kerry Grant Greer and husband Reed of Melissa, Texas, and Aleta Whitton and husband Jeremy of Center; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marguerite Adams, Sue Hagler, and Marsha Askew; two brothers, Bud Wallace and wife Billie, and Joe Wallace and wife Elaine; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Doice Grant, Dr. Derek Grant, Greg Grant, Olen Oliver Jr., Jim Oliver, and Richard Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons Reed Grant, Seth Grant, Levi Grant, Trace Greer, August Greer, Jack Greer, and Judson Greer.

Visitation will be held at Watson and Son Funeral home in Center Saturday May 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday May 9 at 2:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Oliver will be laid to rest with generations of family members gone on before at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near the Arcadia Community. Her children and grandchildren will provide a musical farewell. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church or Life Care Hospice of Nacogdoches.


John A. White, Jr., 89, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at his home. He was born July 31, 2020 in Tenaha to John A. White, Sr. and Mary Belle Holt White. At the age of 10, John took up the guitar and, in a very short time, was accompanying the local fiddler at dances. At the age of 15, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and became the camp rhythm guitarist for Camp Maydell, located between Rusk and Palestine. He was a founding member of “The Bluegrass Ramblers” in the early 60’s. For years he played extensively all over Texas with some of the best fiddler and banjo players. His love of singing and playing the guitar never ceased. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1938 and married Mayzell Samford on May 19, 1939. Mr. White worked as a welder in the shipyards in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Houston, before World War II. He was then drafted and served in the US Navy aboard the battleship “USS Mississippi” in the Pacific Theatre, where he was an eyewitness to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. After the war, Mr. White moved to LaPorte, where he worked as a welder for Shell Oil Company. He was eventually promoted to the position of “welding specialist” and wrote all the weld procedures for pressure equipment for Shell nationwide. In April 1981, Mr. White retired from Shell after 34 years of service and moved to Lake Murvaul, near Gary, where he and Mayzell enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, May 10, 2010 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Douglas McDonald and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Young, Johnny Gibbs, Ronnie Samford, Jack White, Bennie Martin and Chris Pena.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Martha White of Tenaha

Sons:
Michael White of Columbia, Missouri
Joe White & wife Joy of Tenaha

Grandson, Jack White of New York City

Granddaughter, Jodi Pena & husband Chris of Cypress

Four Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Phyllis Brewer Graves of Shreveport passed peacefully on May 6, 2010. She was born on December 20, 1939, in New Port Rhode Island. As a daughter of career naval officer, she spent her childhood in locations throughout the United States. Phyllis dedicated her life to service, both as a nurse and a teacher.

Phyllis received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University 1961, master’s degree in public health from Tulane University in 1965 and doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in1979.

After becoming a nurse, she began working in a hospital operating and recovery rooms. She also worked as a public health nurse, including working with handicapped children services. Phyllis became a nursing educator in 1965. Phyllis served for one year as an instructor at the Louisiana State Universality School of Nursing in New Orleans, two years as an instructor at Confederate Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport and two years as an instructor at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. She was a member of Northwestern State University faculty in Shreveport, Louisiana from 1975 to 1986, where she served as a professor and head of the baccalaureate nursing program. A published author of textbooks and articles, Phyllis was a member of the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She served on numerous professional committees and was a founding member of the Shreveport Mayor’s Women’s’ Commission.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, reading and, as is said in south Louisiana, “passing a good time.”

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Reggie Graves, brother, Charles Brewer and family, son, Bob Graves and wife Kathy and grandchildren, Morgan and Ellis.

A memorial service celebrating Phyllis’ life will be held at King’s Highway Christian Church in Shreveport on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.


05/05/2010

Rosendo C. “Ross” Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born September 8, 1944 in Pleasanton, Texas to Agulino Pacheco and Beatrice Castro Pacheco. Mr. Pacheco was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Bailey officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm, at Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pacheco, Adam Morales, Raul Pacheco, Israel Pacheco, Alfred Ray Zuniga, Roy Taylor, Jerry Burford, and Larry Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be James Black, Reggie Masters, Carlos Pacheco and Dennis Kofstad.

He is survived by:

Wife, Stephanie Pacheco of Palestine

Four Children

Two Step-Children

Ten Grandchildren

Brothers: Raul Pacheco of Houston Carlos Pacheco of Pleasanton

Sisters: Linda Kofstad of Minnesota Virginia Zuniga of Pasadena

Mother-in-Law, Waverly Ellerbee of Walker, Louisiana

Very Special Friends, James & Paula Black of Palestine

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Agulino Pacheco & Beatrice Castro Pacheco Infant Brother, Ernesto Pecheco

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


Mrs. Addie L. Green, 71, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas.

Addie was born to Lera (Greer) Walton and Oren Walton on October 16, 1938, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 2:00 P.M., in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Bro. Bobby Warr will officiate.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years: John Earl Green of San Augustine; Son: Robert and his wife, Lisa Green of Teneha ;Daughters: Sheila Williams of San Augustine, and Regina Martinez and husband, Lupe of Center; Grandchildren: Brandy Hughes, Nickie Hughes, Daniel Harvey, Chris Harvey, Jeremy Green, Tiffany Green, Cassi Green, Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, B.J. Bray, John Green, and Brandon Green. 6 Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Jerry Walton and wife, Sue of Houston, Charles Walton and his wife, Diane of Dallas, and Kenneth Walton of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Barbara, Shirley, Karen and Vicki; brother: Oren Walton, Jr. and a sister: Jeanette Ratcliff

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts

Danny Garland Porter, 66, of Deadwood, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at his home. He was born April 21, 1944 in Center to Aaron Porter and Hersey Belrose Porter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mervin Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Deadwood Cemetery in Deadwood, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Porter, Jody Porter, Reese Smith, Chad Adams, James Cassell, Joel Graves, Shawn Harris and Johnny Metcalf.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeanene Porter of Deadwood
Daughter, Laci Doan & husband Matt of Deadwood
Sisters: Pennie Cassell of Keithville, Louisiana Patricia Adams & husband Clyde of Center
Brother, Joe Porter of Center
Mother-in-Law, Velma Smith of Center
Sister-in-Law, Betty McSwain & husband Gene of Deadwood
Brothers-in-Law: Brother Mervin Scott of Deadwood Gene Smith & wife Mila of Center
Special Friends, The Dale LaGrone Family

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Aaron Porter & Hersey Belrose Porter
Brother, Larry Porter
Father-in-Law, Jack Smith

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


Laura Margaret (Putnam) McLarry passed away on May 5, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center, Texas where she had resided since 2007. Mrs. McLarry was born November 27, 1916, in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Charles W. and Margaret Frances Putnam. On January 16, 1942 she married Finley McLarry in Sulphur Springs where they lived until his death in 1997.

A celebration of life for Mrs. McLarry will be held Saturday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home, 505 S. Hillcrest Dr. in Sulphur Springs. Visitation will be Friday, May 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Two daughters survive Mrs. McLarry: Carolyn Wiggins and husband Wayne of Longmont CO. and Ann Krueger and husband Clay of Center, Texas. She is further survived by five grandsons: Mark Wiggins and wife Wendy of St. Louis Park, MN; Paul WIggins and wife Debbie of Longmont, CO.; BIll Krueger and wife Beth of Norwak, CT.; Scot Krueger of Semi Valley, CA.; Tim Krueger of O'Fallon, MO and four great-grand children: Emily and Brian WIggins of Longmont, CO. and Roy and Robert Krueger of Norwalk, CT.

Her parents, her husband, two sisters, Alma Putman and Josephine McLarry and special nephew, Dan Richard McLarry, all of Sulphur Springs preceded her in death.

Mrs. McLarry worked six years as a dental assistant, nine years as financial secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary for Sulphur Springs Independent School District in the high school, junior high and Houston Elementary. She loved to paint and was a member of Hopkins County Art League and Lakes Area Arts League in Center, Texas. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and crafts. She was a member of First Baptist Church Center, Texas when she died and a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Throughout her life she was active in Baptist Women's Missionary group and taught women's Bible study classes for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to LifeCare Hospice; 320 North Street, Suite 311; Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.


05/03/2010

Rosendo C Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. Services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

John R. Adams, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1926 in Shelby County to Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams. He was a member of the International Order of Foresters. Mr. Adams served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.,May 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. J.C. Dawson and Rev. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Tyler Dawson, John Yarbrough, Sonny Donldson, Nathan Adams and Woody Jernigan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lout, Jack Lout, Butch Adams, Monk Peace, Sammy Jones and Randolph Lout.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty J. Adams of Center

Daughter, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.C. of Silsbee

Sons:
J.T. Adams & wife Linda of Lufkin
John David Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Melissa Dawson, Nathan Adams and Kasey Lewis

Twenty One Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sister, Miriam Jernigan of Center

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams
Brother, Bob Adams and F. T. Adams

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


05/02/2010

Curtis Estes, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport.

He was born August 5, 1941 in Shelby County to F.E. and Ida (Andrews) Estes.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, F.E. and Ida Estes, and 2 Brothers, Raymond Estes and Tommy Estes.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Brenda Estes of Joaquin
Daughter:
Tammy Garner & husband, Sam of Joaquin
Son:
Curtis B. “Pete” Estes of Joaquin
4 Grandchildren:
Amanda Garner of Joaquin
Brandon Garner of Joaquin
Dustin Estes of Joaquin
Austin Estes of Joaquin
Sister:
Verna Murdock of Chireno
3 Brothers:
Buford Estes & wife, Shirley of Carthage
Henry Myers Estes & wife, Charlotte of Salem, MO
Elzie Estes & wife, Dawn of Joaquin
Number of Nieces and Nephews & a host of Friends

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


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04/30/2010

Arlon B. Allen, 90, of Lufkin, was born January 25, 1920 in Gehagan, Louisiana, the son of the late Lanora (Squyres) and John Henry Allen. He passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mr. Allen was a retired carman with Southern Pacific Railroad. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Lufkin;s First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Jerry W. Allen of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Richard Benoit of Vidor; daughter Nancy Patterson of Beaumont; brother, Evin Allen of Pearland; grandchildren, Julie Kitchen, Amy Riddle, Melissa Coon, Clavin Sharp, Kristena Smith, Lori Perkins, Shawn Benoit and Raven Odoms; 13 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Carolyn Lightfoot and Pat Bailey; and a number of other nieces, nephews and family members.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Allen, in 1999; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Allen's memory may be made to Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Services for Mr. Allen will be held at 3:00 p.m.Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr.Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Mollie Allen. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 pm, Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

Gipson Funeral Home; directors.


Funeral services for Mr. Glenn Scott to be held at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church Cemetery. Final arragngements entrusted to Purvis Funeral Home.

Directions to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1741 Mundy Road, Mansfield, La:  From the West on Hwy 84, go to Mansfield, La., proceed on East on Hwy 84 six miles. At Mundy Road (four way intersection) turn Left (North.)  The church is on the Left side of the road. (If you pass I-49, you have gone too far.)


04/29/2010

Era B. Enmon, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was born September 18, 1915 in Shelbyville to Joe C. Dockens and Ima Jacobs Dockens. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Donald Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers were Harold Dockens, Arnold Soucie, Chuck Bailey, Tommy Sanford, Charles Henry Hinton and Wayne Grissom. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Baty, Will Baty, Walt Baty and Freddie Frankie.

She is survived by:

Son, James H. Enmon & wife Bobbie of Shelbyville
Daughter, Ima Ruth Snider of Beamont

Grandchildren:

Stephen Snider, Victor Enmon and Kristi Conn
Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Husband, H.E. “Jack” Enmon
Son-in-Law, Kenneth O. Snider
Grandson, Kenneth O. Snider, Jr.
Great Granddaughter, Victoria Enmon

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


04/28/2010

James Zack “Dude” Mills, 80, of Center passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born October 30, 1929 in Pineland to James Burke Mills and Clanty Delilah Thomas Mills. Mr. Mills served in the US Air Force, and was a member of VFW Post 8904 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Bryan Opbroek officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ronny Mills, Jr., Kyle Hennigan, Jammie Berney, Shane Mudd, Richard Schultz, and Lt. Col. John Hennigan.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Mills of Center

Sons:
Ronald Mills of Shreveport, Louisiana
Randolph Mills & wife Brenda of Keithville, Louisiana
Stanley Hill & wife Minerva of Mesa, Arizona
Gary E. Hill & wife Nin of Timpson

Daughters:
Ann Mills McGuire of Shreveport, Louisiana
Margie Mills Hennigan & husband Radian of Ruston, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Ronny Mills, Jr., Kim Mills, Mandy Mills, Sherry Mills, Wendy Stough, Jammie Berney, Jessica McGuire, Jeremy McGuire, Shane Mudd, Kyle Hennigan, James Hennigan, Hannah Hennigan Salem, Erik Hill, Danny Hill, Amber Shofner

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

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


04/26/2010

Furman Davis, 88, long-term resident of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Texas.

Furman Davis was born and raised in Center, Texas, the youngest son of John and Jessie Davis. Furman married Mary Jo Matthews in Center, Texas in 1946. Mary Jo passed away in 1996 after 50 years of marriage. Furman is survived by his four loving children Dianna Davis Forest, Brenda Davis Fye, Victor Furman Davis and David Matthews Davis. He is also survived by sons-in-law Duncan Forest and Jerry Fye and daughter-in-law DeDe Davis. Furman will also be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Kristin Heath, Kyle Alston, Dianna Boorman, Allison Davis and Nathan Davis, as well as 6 great grandchildren, 2 nephews and a niece and numerous cousins and long-time friends. He will be especially missed by his close friend Mildred Bradberry.

Furman’s first career was in service to his country in the Texas National Guard, the United States Army and the United States Air Force from November 1938 until he retired in January 1972. Furman began his Army service in Texas Company D 144th Infantry. He served domestically at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Wilmington, North Carolina, patrolling coastal and inland waterways. He then served in Oran, French Morocco and Naples, Italy. He joined a heavy weapons company in Anzio, Italy for a campaign to capture Rome. From Rome he went back to Naples to train for the invasion of Southern France. On August 15, 1944 he participated in an assault landing invasion of Southern France and subsequent campaigns through France to the German border. He was wounded in action and received numerous decorations and awards for his service and bravery including a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and numerous campaign medals. Furman returned to the United States in October 1945.

After the war Furman was discharged from the Army and enlisted in the Air Force. His assignments included Carlwell AFB, Barksdale AFB, Reese AFB, 3 years in Japan, Edwards AFB, RAF Bentwater, Ipswich, England, Amarillo AFB and Lackland AFB. He served with the Air Security Police in various capacities including Security Operations Supervisor, Corrections Security Operations Superintendent and Security Police Training Superintendent. Chief Master Sergeant Furman Davis consistently received outstanding reviews from his commanding officers and was several times rated as the “best Chief Master Sergeant in the whole United States Air Force”. Furman returned with his family to Center, Texas in 1972, where he completed a long second career as an Investigator for the Shelby Count District Attorney. Furman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas and the Center Country Club. Furman’s interests included golf, ranching, gardening and carving.

Furman will be buried alongside his loving wife, Mary Jo, at the Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at The First Baptist Church in Center, Texas on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 PM till service time at the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Hospice or a favorite charity.


Funeral service for Henry B. Porterfield, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Porterfield passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Timpson.

Born April 17, 1917, in Timpson, TX, Henry B. Porterfield was the son of the late John Henon and Annas (Biering) Porterfield. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945, fighting in Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He worked in construction for the Texas Department of Transportation from February 2, 1953 to October 31, 1975.

In addition to his parents, Henry Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers Aubrey, Marvin, Herbert, Emory, Gaston, Melvin, and Daniel Porterfield and sisters Mary Hammers, Lizzie Porterfield, Jewel Ford, and Ruth Porterfield. Surviving his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Harold Rodgers, 86, of Center passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. He was born August 19, 1923 in Tecumuseh, Oklahoma to James Harold Lloyd Rodgers and Mary Daniels Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Windham officiating. Interment followed at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers were Dickie Gilchirst, Billy Neal, Bruce Neal, Angela Neal, Kevin Reeves, and Gene McHougher.

He is survived by:

Daughter
Judy McHougher

Grandchildren
Scott Wayne McHougher
Sherry Jeanine McHougher

Four Great Grandchildren

A number of special friends

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

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


Brandon Levi Powdrill, infant son of Michael Shane Powdrill and Laura Mayfield Powdrill passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Willis-Knighton South Medical Center in Shreveport. Services were held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Logansport with interment following at Bethel Cemetery.

Little Levi was preceded in death by his, Great-Grandparents Earl Mayfield, Bill Still, Lacy "Buckshot" & Helen Powdrill.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Michael and Laura Powdrill of Logansport; Grandparents Patricia "Sissy" & Jimmy Norwood of Stanley, Mike and Ann Mayfield of Logansport, Dean Powdrill of Joaquin, Texas, Great-Grandparents, Patsy Still of Joaquin, Texas and Nettie Mayfield of Mansfield and many aunts and uncles as well as a host of friends and family.

Services were under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


04/23/2010

David Sterling Griffin, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born September 14, 1932 in Kountze, Texas to Mike Malone Griffin and Myra Williams Griffin. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He is survived by:

Special Friends, Ford & Mary Windham

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


04/22/2010

Billie Jordan, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1922 in Logan, Louisiana to John and Ida Ramsey. Ms. Jordan was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had been a past Worthy Matron.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Jordan, Jason Fisher, Elan Watson, Bubba Lee, Kevin Holt, and Matt Jordan. Honorary pallbearer will be Charlie Leflett.

She is survived by:

Son, Vance Jordan & wife Cathy of Joaquin

Son, Craig Jordan & wife Denise of Huxley

Son, Murphy Jordan & wife LuAnn of Longview

Daughter, Jan Zuniga of Logansport

Son, David Jordan & wife Angie of Logansport

Nine Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sue Hooper & husband Arnold of Joaquin
Norma Faye Ramsey of Mesquite

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leland V. Jordan

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


4/21/2010

Scotty Ray Doggett, 18, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 13, 1991 in Center to Franklin & Marsha Doggett. Scotty was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, April 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cheyenne Fenton, Cody Porter, Dillion Porter, Daniel McLemore, Jimmy Casey, Jack Henry Brittain, Patrick McLemore and Deryll Fenton.

He is survived by:

Father, Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville

Mother, Marsha Clark & husband Luke of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Jodie Doggett McLemore & husband Daniel of Shelbyville
Brandi Doggett of Shelbyville

Grandmother, Charlotte Fenton of Zavalla

Grandfather, James Ferguson of Nacogdoches

Grandparents, Yvonne & Billy Doggett of Shelbyville

Aunt, Cindy Fenton of Zavalla

Niece, Paetin McLemore of Shelbyville

Also numerous aunts uncles, cousins, including many members of the Clark family

Preceded in death by:
Uncles, James Michael Fenton and Lynn Braxton
Great Aunt, Louise Schoubroeck
Grandparents, Fenton & Ferguson
Family friend, “Papa: John Thompson

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


Roy Byndom, 69, of Center, passed away on April 15, 2010. He was born on November12, 1941 to Charlie and Mildred Byndom. Roy was united in holy matrimony with Ella Mae Cartwright Byndom. He was employed at E.L. Bruces for over 30 years and at Center Independent School District for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Byndom; a son, Kent Byndom: grandchildren, Jessica Brinson and Jermaine Brinson; and a sister, Ovada Byndom White.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

A Devoted Wife - Ella Mae Byndom

Daughter - Sherry (Johnny) Brinson

Son - Timothy Byndom

Sisters - Cassie Mae Cartwright, Francis (Tommy) Land, Minnie Stansberry, Girtha (Roosevelt) Swindle, Mildred Faye Byndom, and Iva Dean Lister

Brothers - V.K. (Esterlene) Byndom and Charlie (Lou) Byndom

Uncle - Money Williams

Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

Active Pallbearers: Walter Cartright, Clint Handy, Bryan Swindle, Charles Grisby, Stephen Lister, and Lance Swindle.

Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Brinson, Johnny Brinson, Jr., Jeremy Brinson, Jaylon Brinson, Joseph Simpson, and JaMarcus Jones.

Services were handled by Community Funeral Home and Gates Baptist Church with Rev. Frankie Cooper Officiating.


4/20/2010

Edra English, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1933 in Joaquin to German Grant and Bessie O’Rear Grant. Ms. English was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Justin English, Matt English, Chad Seales, Lee Poole, Race English, Cam English, Keith O’Rear, and Gilbert Vaughn.

She is survived by:

Husband, Weldon English of Center

Sons:
Danny English & wife Cylvia of Kilgore 
Steve English & wife JoAnne of Joaquin

Daughter, Jan Poole & husband Tommy of Oil City, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Justin English of Kilgore
Matt Enlgish & wife Krissy of Hurst
Chad Seales & wife Jennifer of Blanchard, Louisiana
Lee Poole of Oil City, Louisiana
Jennifer Poole of Shreveport, Louisiana
Race English of Joaquin
Cam English of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Samantha English, Olivia Seales, Haven Seals and Holden Seales

Special Nieces:
Belinda O’Rear & husband Keith of Huxley
Connie Jo Vaughn & husband Gilbert of Huxley

Special Great Nieces, Karissa Vaughn & Bree Vaughn

Brother-in-Law, Wayne Swan & wife Mary of Joaquin

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


Peggy Louise Cantrell, age 70, of the Woodlands, funeral servcies will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Keith Rose officiating. Interment with a graveside service will follow the chapel service at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.

Peggy was born February 19, 1940 in Wanette, Oklahoma and passed away on April 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Cantrell; father, Frank Schumacher; mother, Lillian Parnell; step-father, John Parnell; son, Doug Effinger; brothers, Gene Schumacher and Bill Schumacher; sister, Linda; step-daughter, Irs Gregg; step-sons, William, Denton and Riley Cantrell; and great grandsons, David Mercer and toby Jack Cantrell. Peggy is survived by her sisters Dorothy Stokes and Jeanene Butler; sister-in-law, Corky Schumacher; sons, Robert(Laurie)Effinger, Garry (Cindy) Effinger and James (Debra) Effinger; daughter, Charly (Lee) Cantrell-Tidwell; step-daughter, Ann (Bill) Peters; step son-in-law, Robert Gregg; and 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be James Cantrell, Lee Tidwell, Ariyan Kelley, Jeremy Effinger, Oliver Sopena and Jimmy Schumacher. You are invited to leave a written tribute for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.


04/19/2010

Mr. Paul Jeanes, 61, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Paul was born to Louise (Dickerson) Jeanes and K.P. Jeanes, Sr. on November 14, 1948, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was retired from the City of Houston as a Building Inspector for 19 years, and worked as a carpenter for 17 years. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonic Lodge #1112, and a member of the Harvey Creek Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, April 19, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Kay Jeanes of Broaddus, Children: Billy Bennett and wife, Cat of Cleveland; Larry Bennett and wife, Tammy of Houston; Sharon Nugent and husband, Brad of Broaddus; Kriste Vickers and husband, Shawn of Liberty; Brothers: Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; K.P. Jeanes and wife, Cindy of Broaddus; Sisters: Bonita Donner of South Dakota; Renita Jeanes of Broadddus; Cheena Runnels and husband, Randy of Broaddus; 14 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Paul Bennett; Sister-in-law: Amelia

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Memorial service for Gilbert Rhodes, 67, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Patterson and Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Rhodes passed away March 15, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Gilbert Rhodes was born in Timpson, Texas on April 13, 1942 to John W. and Marjorie Neill Rhodes. He attended the Timpson schools, graduating in 1960. During Junior High, he was a trumpet player in the band but played football in High School and was a quarterback on the 1959 district championship team. He was also an Eagle scout and served as bugler on the staff at Camp Tonkawa. After graduation, he attended Stephen F. Austin, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He worked as a lab instructor in Human Anatomy, Embryology, and was a Parasitolgy research assistant. In 1964, he received a B.S. degree and was inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He also was a member of the Highlander Trio folk singing group at SFA which performed in many locations in East Texas.

After graduation from SFA, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston but withdrew after two years. He then worked for the Galveston City Health Department and in 1967, joined ARA Services, Inc. of Philadelphia as a hospital food services administrator. During this 18-year career he served at hospitals in Newport News, VA, Oak Ridge, TN, San Angelo, TX, New Orleans, LA, Akron, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Flint MI, and Oklahoma City, OK. In the 70’s, he also worked for Food Services International of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as a District Manager and Regional Director in St. Louis, MO. He also served briefly as Midwest Sales Director for B&C Marketing of Fullerton, CA (Hawaiian Punch) out of the St. Louis office covering 18 states. In 1989, he worked as a computer programmer for Control Data Corporation in Oklahoma City, specializing in engineering database development.

In 1990, Gilbert returned to SFA and obtained a teaching certificate in Biology/Chemistry to begin his second career. He taught in Texas at Kirbyville H.S., Paul Pewitt H.S., and in Oklahoma at Ardmore Plainview, Crescent, Ardmore, Bridge Creek, and Bethel. In 1998 he did Master’s work at the University of Oklahoma in science education. Then, in 2004, he retired and returned to Timpson where he taught one last year at Timpson High School and began restoration of the old Rhodes family farm which was settled in 1896 by his grandfather William H. and where his father was raised. In 2007/08, he served as program chairman of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society and has enjoyed associations with the members and reunions with his friends from the THS Class of 1960.

Gilbert is survived by his wife and best friend of 23 years, Phillis Mills of Oklahoma City, a son, Michael of Silverdale, WA, daughter, Jennifer Rhodes of Fenton, MI, and two grandsons, Zack and Lucas Rhodes of Silverdale. He is also survived by his step-children, Kevin Mills of CA; David Mills, Cleveland, OH; Steve Mills, Ft. Hood, TX; Marc Mills,

Oklahoma City; Chris Mills, Austin, TX; Matt Mills, Oklahoma City; and Buffy Oxley of Blanchard, OK, with several step-grandchildren including Jordan, Jasmine, and Lexy Mills of Oklahoma City. Michael Rhodes is retired U.S. Navy having served on the nuclear attack submarines USS Memphis and USS Bremerton and the nuclear ballistic missle submarine USS Alaska. He now works for the Navy as a training contractor at the Bangor Sub Base in Washington state. Jennifer is a DNA analyst working for a private lab in Michigan. He is also survived by several cousins, including Beth Neel Joyce of Richardson, TX, Bette Wallia Brown of Henderson, TX, Charles Rhodes and J.T. Rhodes, both of Timpson. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Neill Rhodes, who was also a SFA graduate and a CPA in Tyler, TX, before his death in 1993.

Gilbert wishes to express his gratitude to Dr. Michael Y. Ashigbe and the staff of the Oncology Center at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler for their care and professional treatment during his battle against pancreatic cancer. He also expresses his heartfelt appreciation to Butch and LaNell Beckham, Barbara and Titus Brandon, Patsy Watson, Pat and William Ford, Maybelle Yarbrough, J. T. and Charles Rhodes, and the congregation at the First Christian Church of Timpson for their friendship and support during the past months. Gilbert requests that any donations be made to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


04/18/2010

Johnnie Sue Frame, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas to John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. Ms. Frame was a member of Oakland Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Frame, Matt Frame, Shane Smitherman, Shawn Smitherman, Brent Bright, and Dakota Smitherman. Honorary pallbearers will be Crit Campbell, Donald O’Rear, Kelly O’Rear, Bruce Emory and Terry Burnett.

She is survived by:

Son, Gary Frame and wife Vanessa of Center

Daughter, Gayla Bright of Arkansas

Grandchildren;
Kara Spann of Center
John Frame of Center
Matt Frame of Center
Shawn Smitherman & wife Emily of Arkansas
Shannon Burnett and husband Terry of Arkansas
Shane Smitherman & wife Vanessa of Arkansas
Brent Bright of Arkansas
Sheri Aylor of Douglass
Corey Zahn of Nacogdoches
Cyllis Zahn of Nacogdoches

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Sisters;
Billie Jean Henry and husband D. E. of Longview
Illa Rae Williams of Lake Jackson

Brother, Jimmy Oyd Bradshaw and wife Betty of Shelbyville

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John and Essie Bradshaw
Husband, John Bill Frame
Son, Greg Frame
Brothers; Doyle Bradshaw and Benny Bradshaw

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

 


04/17/2010

Melba Rean McSwain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1924 in Shelby County to Ruben Lawrence Parish and Willie Mae Choate Parish. Ms. McSwain was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Judy Wright of Center
Marsha Jones of Center

Sons:
Brad McSwain and wife Linda of Hemphill
Kerry McSwain and wife Regina of Center

Eleven Grandchildren
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Six Great-Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Elton McSwain
Daughter, Terry Lynn Ferguson
Grandsons, Jake Wright, Jr. and Joseph Bryan Ferguson
Sons-in-law, Jake Wright, Sr. and Elbert L. Jones

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


Roy Byndom, 68 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday at his residence.

Wake will be from 6-8 Saturday night and Visitation will be from 12-1 pm at Gates Chapel Baptist Church with Services at 1 pm. Interment will be at Gates Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Pastor Frankie Cooper will officiate.

Roy Byndom is survived by wife, Ella Mae Byndom of Shelbyville, 1 daughter, Sherry Brinson and husband Johnny of Shelbyville, 1 son Timothy Byndom of Shelbyville, 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren

6 Sisters; Cassie Mae Cartwright of Shelbyville, Francis Hand and husband Tommy of Center, Minnie Stansberry of Center, Girtha Swindle and husband Roosevelt of Shelbyville and Mildred Byndom of Center.
1 Uncle, Money Williams of Longview 
2 Brothers; V.K. Byndom and wife Ester of Center and Charlie Byndom Jr and wife Lou of Center.


04/16/2010

Ruby Adams, 63, of Houston passed Friday April 16, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 19, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1947 to Randall and Dovie (Worsham) Cunningham.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Randall and Dovie Cunningham, Brother, Richard Cunningham and Infant Son, James Randall Adams

She is survived:
Husband:
John Q. Adams of Houston
2 Children:
John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife Monica of Houston
Tammie Soto of Houston
Grandchildren:
John Randall Adams
Monica Gonzales & husband, Ruben
Ruby Morales & husband, Raymond
Cassandra Rea
Eva Soto
Emily Mireles
4 Great Grandchildren:
R.J., Alina, Ivan and Abraham Gonzalez
3 Brothers:
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland
Maurice Cunningham & wife, Donna of Amarillo
James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Bernice of Bronson

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


Walter Benjamin "Ben" Felts, 82 of Huxley, Texas, passed away at his daughter's home on April 9, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Clara (White) Felts. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca Felts; sons, Ben Felts & his wife Margaret and David Felts & his wife Susan; daughter, Connie O'Day & her husband Mike; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Ben was born on September 20, 1927 in Prescott, Arkansas. He attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church pastored by Brother Jack Forbis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and built a career owning and operating Ben Felts Utility Company. "Mr. Ben" was a man of great faith who was loved by all who knew him. His greatest joys were his family, friends, fishing, and hunting.

A Memorial Service for Ben will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Toledo Bend Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 or online at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.


04/14/2010

Amelia Smith Jeanes, age 63, entered into rest on April 9, 2010, following a tragic automobile accident. She was born in San Augustine on October 7, 1946, to Geraldine (Epps) and the late Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith. 

Mrs. Jeanes served her community in many ways. She was the City Secretary and the local Registrar. Later she served her church as the secretary there. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. Also she helped the community as a member of the Womens Service League. She enjoyed many hours of fellowship as a member of the Red Hat Club.

She is survived by her husband Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; daughter Anissa Smith and husband Scott of San Augustine; granddaughter Erica Adams of San Augustine; mother Geraldine Smith of San Augustine; sisters Sharon Mathews and husband John of San Augustine and Beth Boudoin and husband Myron of Lake Arthur, Louisiana; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, First Baptist Church of San Augustine with Rev. Frank Holrath officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2010, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Chapel. Those serving as pallbearers are Edwin Henley, Richard Epps, Mark Tiller, Ricky Smith, Lee Smith and Derrell Bennett.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Life came to a close for Mrs. Gladys Tanner LaFedge on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Born in San Augustine County on December 21, 1927, to the late Jerry and Sadie Ligion Tanner, she married Nalton LaFedge on April 25, 1959.

She was in a family of 12 children of which Ella Tanner Porter, Farris,Hughie, Elzie, J.T. Phil, Cleo, Herman, Henry Tanner, Katie L. Tanner Wade and Maggie Tanner Clark all preceded her in death. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. In her working years, she worked at Holly Farms, San Augustine Lumber Company and San Augustine Public Library. She was well spoken and an outgoing person with a lot of love and always thinking of other. Gladys was the loving mother of five children of which two preceded her in death, Ray Neal Garrett and Leola LaFedge Jones.

Gladys leaves to cherish her memory, Three Children: Richard Earl Simpson of Pittsburg Kansas, Cheryl Ann Owens and husband Robert of San Augustine, Kathy LaFedge White and husband Marcus of Nacogdoches, One Foster Daughter: Gloria Jean Wharton and husband Harold of Houston,Thirteen Grandchildren: Richard A. Simpson (Deno), Christopher Simpson, Torvis Simpson, Charles Simpson, DeShanna Simpson, Stephen Simpson, Rickey T. Duckett, Patrick O. Jackson, Alex L. Jackson, Christopher D. Harris, Jaylon A. White, Teresa N. Simpson, and Danny (Cerrell) LaFedge Great-Grandchildren: Za'Mijah P. Jackson. Willie Simpson, Deshanna Simpson, Richard Simpson, Torvis Simpson and Deno Simpson, Sister: Sadie Mae Johnson of Fort Worth, Very Specially Devoted Nieces and Nephew: Ida T. Childres and husband Elijah, Herman Clark and wife Ruth, Annie Wis Cartwright and husband Robert, A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Alnettie Sanders Chapman, age 79, of Broaddus, Texas, entered into rest April 10, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas. She was born November 8, 1930, in San Augustine County to Charlie Sanders and Neda (Baker) Sanders.

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys were gardening, birdwatching, playing the piano/organ and involvement in her church. She was a member of Broaddus First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son Keith Allen Chapman and wife Lisa of Broaddus, Texas; daughter Patti Chapman of Zavalla, Texas; sister Bernadine Powell of Broaddus, Texas; grandchildren Clarissa Harvey of Broaddus, Texas and Russell W. Harvey, Jr. of Lufkin, Texas; great-grandchildren Alexia Torres, Haylen Torres and Aidan Harvey of Broaddus, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Felix E. Chapman; brothers Chester Sanders and Rayford Sanders; sisters Robbie Lee Lacy and Jane Massey.

Services will be held at Broaddus First Baptist Church Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Wayne Barth officiating and burial in Broaddus Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Lacy, Charles Powell, Johnny Massey, Glen Sanders, Elwin Sanders and James Robichaux.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Broaddus, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M


Mrs. Louise Mills, age 93, of San Augustine. She entered into rest April 10, 2010, at the Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. She was born in San Augustine County on January 31, 1917, to Thad and Willie (Waddell) Ponder. 

She retired from SAISD as a cafeteria cook. She attended Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in San Augustine County.

She is survived by her daughters Beverly Raines and husband Ewel of Carthage, Shirley Smith and husband Paul of San Augustine; sons Earnest "Punk" Mills and wife Eleanor of San Augustine, Elbert Mills and wife June of San Augustine, Cecil "Cowboy" Mills and wife Virginea Mills of Texas City, Thad Mills and wife Lenora of Gary; 17 Grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Mills, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel Monday, April 12, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


04/13/2010

Graveside services for Mrs. Irene Ramsey Cammack, age 97, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Shady Grove Cemetery near Timpson, TX with Rev. Mervin Scott, Rev. James Edwards, and Rev. Wade Harmon officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cammack passed away on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010, in Carthage. Irene Ramsey Cammack was born on Feb. 28, 1913, in the Shady Grove Community near Timpson, TX to Charles Ed and Pinkie Childs Ramsey. She attended Shady Grove School and graduated from Timpson High School. Following graduation, she attended Lon Morris College and S.F.A. where she earned her teaching certificate. Mrs. Cammack married R.L. Cammack on Dec. 3, 1936, in Timpson. She taught at the Pine Hill School which was later consolidated into Garrison. After her second child was born, Mrs. Cammack retired from teaching, devoting her time to her family. She and her family moved to the Riderville Community of Panola County in 1952, from Timpson. In 1958, she established The Snowflake Bakery in Carthage. Mrs. Cammack was a member of Pisgah U.M.C. where she was also a member of the U.M.W and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Edna Franks; and her husband who passed away on Feb. 18, 1984.

Mrs. Cammack is survived by two sons, Charles L. Cammack and wife Jane of Beckville and George M. Cammack and wife Loretta of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Joyce Ann Allums and husband Bruce of Carthage and Bobbie Woods and husband James of Beckville; nine grandchildren, Chris Cammack and wife Phyllis of Beckville, Pennie Ratley and husband Chuck of Carthage, Cheryl Simmons and husband Danny of Texarkana, Michael Cammack and wife Andrea of Houston, Eric Allums and wife Tricia of Nacogdoches, Janna Richardson and husband Delta of Carthage, Gae-Lynn Woods Popey and husband Martyn of Gary, Jerry Woods and wife Kimberly of Dallas, and Terry Woods and wife Traci of Henderson; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff and friends at Marion Place in Carthage, Dr. Royce Hill of Carthage, Dr. James Sawyer of Longview, Mrs. Nancy Haygood of Hospice of East Texas in Tyler for the loving care shown to Mrs. Cammack. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Cammack, Michael Cammack, Eric Allums, Jerry Woods, Terry Woods, Martyn Popey, Chuck Ratley, Delta Richardson, and Danny Simmons.


04/12/2010

Kathy Oliver Sides, 55, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at her home. She was born June 5, 1954 in Center to Adrian Oliver and Audrey Porter Oliver. Ms. Sides was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery with Rev. Sara Barberee officiating.

Pallbearers will be Elzie Smith, Jr., Kyle Smith, Shannon Schmidt, Steven Farmer, Phil Worsham and Greg Luman.

She is survived by:

Sister, Tommie Thomas & husband Norrell of San Augustine

Niece, Kristie Schmidt & husband Shannon of Plano

Nephew, Todd Thomas of Nacogdoches

Great Nieces:
Clair Schmidt of Plano
Jennifer Schmidt of Plano

Great Nephew, John Thomas Schmidt of Plano

Uncles:
Delbert Porter of Texarkana
Pete Porter of Center
Jake Porter of Center

Aunts:
Elnor Smith of Nacogdoches
Fay Howard of Port Arthur
Billie Luman of Nacogdoches
Polly Howard of Brookeland

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

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


04/11/2010

Elvin Smith Permenter, age 84, of Center passed away Saturday evening, April 10, 2010 at his residence in Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carol Turner and Rev. Greg McGill officiating, interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Elvin was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center.

Mr. Elvin Permenter worked for Sante Fe Railroad as Station Manager, he was also a dairy farmer and retired after 22 years as a Service Tech for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include: 
Wife: Yvonne Permenter of Center
Son: James Austin Permenter of Center
Daughter: Belinda Loftice and husband Matt of Center
Sisters: Frances Collum and husband Jack of Shreveport, La., Jean Jenning and husband Clyde of Roswell, Ga.
Brother: Darrell Campbell of Columbia, SC.
Granddaughters: Michelle Permenter, Megan Loftice, Crystal Crews, April Miller and husband Kevin
Grandson: John Michael Stirman and wife Robin
4 Great Grandchildren: Campbell Beck, Austin Miller, Jake Miller and Madison Stirman
Sister-in-law: Johnnye Kramer of Center

Pereced in death by:
Parents: John B. Permenter andAnnie Laurie Alvis Permenter
2 Brothers: Guy Permenter and Talmadge T. Permenter
1 Sister: Macel Permenter

Pallbearers will be: 
Tim Kramer, Tom Kramer, Rick Strebeck, Michael Collum, David Milner, Adam Meech and Ryan Meech

Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Dr. Bill Ginn, W.I. Davis, Dr. Bob Clifford, Billy Bob Thomason, Kenneth Hardy, Billy Rodgers, Ronald Morse, Clay Krueger, Jack Harris and John Griffin.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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


04/07/2010

Minnie Maurice McEachern, 82, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at a Jasper nursing center. She was born June 4, 1927 in Joaquin to Joel Emory Chevalier and Florence Guy Chevalier. Ms. McEachern was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Andrews, Ryan Ray, Matthew Kline, Jimmy Emmons, Mike Chevalier and William Emmons.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Deborah Sample & husband Ronald of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Charlie Andrews & wife LaQuisha of Jasper
Melissa Ann Marie Guy of Lufkin
Misty Lynn Sample of Nederland
Megan Rachell Sample of Nederland

Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Andrews of Lufkin
Adam Guy of Lufkin
Bryce Guy of Lufkin
Forrest Andrews of Jasper
Baleigh Andrews of Jasper
Grace Sample of Nederland

Sister, Lucille Emmons of Houston

Brother-in-Law, J.B. Gordon of Shreveport

Sisters-in-Law:
Lillie Mae Spruell of Joaquin
Pat Stuckmeyer of Keithville
Marylee Chevalier of Crosby

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leonard Smith McEachern
Brothers, Johnny C. Chevalier, Woodrow Chevalier, Jessie Chevalier, Joe Chevalier and Aubrey Chevalier
Sisters, Pauline Gordon and Margurete Seago

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


Jack Leo Kepner, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 23, 1932 in Cairo, Illinois to Clarence Kepner and Dorothy Grable Kepner. Mr. Kepner was a member of Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston. He loved saltwater fishing.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jane Weatherby Kepner of Tenaha

Son, Jeff Kepner of Andover, Minnesota

Daughters:
Jacquelyn Brewington of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brenda Krenek of LaJolla, California
Amy Quincey of Humble

Ten Grandchildren

Sister, Donna Holman of Cairo, Illinois

Brother, Edward Tolbert of Cairo, Illinois

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence Kepner & Dorothy Grable Kepner

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


Mr. Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr., 74 of Carthage, passed away April 5, 2010 in Tyler, Texas. He was born July 19, 1935 in the Murvaul Community of Panola County, Texas. He was one of eight children born to the marriage of George Kenneth and Lilly Ester Taylor Gibbs. He was raised and schooled in Gary, Texas. He married Patricia Ann Lewis in 1961 and together they celebrated almost 50 years together before she preceded him in death in 2009. Billy Joe spent his career working in the Construction Industry as a mechanical contractor. He was a member of the Highway Tabernacle in Timpson, Texas. Mr. Gibbs loved spending time with family, listening and playing music as an accomplished piano player. He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Montez Adams, Gene O’Brian Gibbs, Larry Leon Gibbs and Kenneth Gibbs, son; Jeffry Lynn Gibbs, grandsons; Johnathan A. Gibbs and Joseph Warren Cannon.

Bro Buddy Hall will officiate the service with interment at Tennessee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: John Gibbs, Jr., Duane Gibbs, Earl Gibbs, Eddie Gibbs, Matthew Hall, Kenneth Rector and Arron Cannon.
The body will lie in state at: 6:00 p.m., Thursday April 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home
The family will receive friends:6-8:00 p.m. Thursday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home

Survivors: 
Son: Billy Joe Gibbs, Jr. and wife Sandy of New Caney, TX
Daughter: Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon and husband Otis Ray of Dallas, TX
Brothers: John Gibbs and wife Ruby of Gary, TX
George Gibbs and wife Patricia of Corinth
Sister: Sallie Coleman of McKinney
Grandchildren: Arron Cannon of Dallas, Texas
Sherry Renee Dryden and Landon Hampton of Mt. Pleasant
Brandy Gibbs of Tomball
Misty Renee Gibbs of Houston
Ashley Nicole Gibbs of Houston
Jessica Darlene Gibbs of New Caney
Brittany Michelle Gibbs of New Caney
Stormy Lynn Gibbs of New Caney
Mallory Gibbs of Houston
Eleven Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


04/05/2010

Guy G. Crawford, loving father to Greg and Margaret, passed away peacefully at 90 years of age Friday, April 2, 2010.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Guy was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Center. He graduated from Texas A&M University. During World War II, Guy served in the Pacific for the U.S. Army, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Dobrigh Crawford, to whom he was married for more than 50 years.

Guy founded Service Engineers, a company specializing in plastic bottles for pharmaceuticals, which later became Dougherty Bros.
Guy also graduated from Harvard Business School and was a longtime member of Colonial Country Club.
Survivors: Daughter, Margaret Crawford; and son, Greg Crawford, both of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817)336-0584

 


04/2/2010

Graveside service for Addie Mae (Windham) Whiteside, 87, of Longview, TX, will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 03, 2010, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Mrs. Whiteside passed away Friday, April 02, 2010, in Longview.

Born January 22, 1923, in Timpson, TX, Addie Mae Whiteside was the daughter of the late Derious Marion and Jessie (Jones) Windham. She and Rudolph Whiteside were married April 2, 1938. Mrs. Whiteside was a homemaker and member of Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include 3 sons: Kenneth Whiteside and wife Joann of Timpson, Bo Whiteside of Gary, TX, and James Whiteside and wife Teresa of Longview; 2 daughters: Patricia Bright of White Oak, TX, and Betty Shields and husband Norm of Longview; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and sister Jimmie Lea of Pasadena, TX. 
In addition to her parents, Addie Mae Whiteside was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph Whiteside, son Stephen Russell Whiteside, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 brothers Walter and Vertis Windham.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. 
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Nancy Hartt Williams, age 62, of Johnson City, TN was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, March 22, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Timpson, Texas and a 1965 graduate of Timpson High School. She had lived in Johnson City for the past twenty-eight years. Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Hubbard "Sonny" Hartt and Mary Jo "Skeeter" Compton Hartt. She was know as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Glenn A Williams of Johnson City, one daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Street and husband Ronnie of Gray, TN; one son and daughter-in-law Ronald Williams and wife Ashlee of Butler, TN; three grandsons; Austin Lee Street, Aaron Patrick Phelp and Adam Fischer Williams; two granddaughters; Ashley Rose Street and Alyssa Deann Williams; three brothers; Hubbard Lynn Hartt, Jr. of Center, Texas. Glynn A Hartt of Nacogdoches, Texas and Robert C Hartt of Garrison, Texas; one sister; Tammy Sue Dutton of Whitesboro, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The graveside service and interment was conducted Friday, March 26 at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City. Those who wish to send memorials may do so to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd. Johnson City, TN, 37601 or Washington County Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN. 37604. Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.wadugger.com


04/1/2010

Funeral service for Donald Gordon Tomlinson, 65, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Tomlinson passed away April 1, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 10, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA, Don Tomlinson was the son of the late Roy and Rose Tomlinson. He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Navy. Don also was a volunteer for the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Survivors include his daughter Tracy Lee and husband William “Bubba” Lee of Timpson; son Donald Hutter of New Jersey; 2 grandsons: Tommy Lee and Chris Lee; and 6 great grandchildren: Chase, Kristen, Angel, Kaylin, Dixie, and Dakota Lee.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


D.C. McSwain, 86, of Center, passed away April 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 1, 1923 in Center to Amos Parker McSwain and Martha Dale Andrews McSwain. Mr. McSwain was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. He served in the Navy as a member of the Seabees.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center
Shelby Ross of Center
Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson
Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughters:
Angie Barbee & husband Derek of Center
Samantha Vidrine & husband Landon of Center

Grandson, Scotty Baldwin & wife Mandy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Alli Jo Baldwin of Center
Ali Vidrine of Center
Savannah Green of Huxley
Jamie Moore of Timpson
Gage Vidrine of Center
Tanner Williams
Tucker Williams

Brother, Bill McSwain of Florida

Sisters:
R.C. Denham of Livingston
Mamie Elliott of Splendora

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Lucille McSwain
Daughters, Jo Gail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain and Judy Sammons
Son, Lonnie Carl McSwain
Grandson, Joseph Carl Baldwin
Son-in-Law, George Sammons
Granddaughter-in-Law, Pam Baldwin
Brother, Sherlon McSwain, Bobby McSwain
Sister, Olga Parker, Dot Fields

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


Alma Dora Evett Wise, 90, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life, on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2010, in San Augustine County, Texas. 

Alma was born to Jessie Mae (Murphy) Evett and William Benjamin Evett on January 11, 1920, in San Aguustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and loved working in her yard, and gardens and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Her survivors include: Brother: Levi Evett of San Augustine; along with 14 special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Wise; Brothers; Wid Evett, Guy Evett, J.C. Evett, Kirby Evett; Sisters: Veloria Wise and Pearlie Fowler.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


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03/30/2010

Dan L. Duncan, of Houston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, the 29th of March 2010.

A more detailed and specific obituary is to be published in Sunday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle.

The memorial service, in celebration of Dan’s life, is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 6th of April, in the Worship Center of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston, where Dr. H. Edwin Young, Pastor, is to serve as the lead officiant.

Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends during a reception to be held in the adjacent Atrium of the church.

Prior to Tuesday afternoon’s service, the family will have gathered for a private interment service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

Arrangements in Houston are entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons – The Funeral Directors Since 1936, 713.789.3005.

For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Dan L. Duncan may be directed to the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-305, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-160, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Development, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; the Dan Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210; the Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopmental Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St., Suite 1200, Houston, TX, 77030; or the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, 6701 Fannin St., CC-1210, Houston, TX, 77030.


03/29/2010

Donald Wilbanks, 37, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, passed away March 29, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born December 29, 1972 in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to Donald Ray Wilbanks and Ella Faye Beck Wilbanks.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Son, Christian McKusick of Utah

Mother, Faye Bridge of Plano

Father, Donald Ray Wilbanks of Alabama

Sister, Tonja Ard of Huxley

Brothers:
Roger Wilbanks of Alabama
Dakota Bridge of Plano

Nephews:
Justin Inthavan of Plano
Tyler Inthavan of Nacogdoches
Eli Ard of Huxley
Brandley Ard of Huxley

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

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


Barbara Cook, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Center, Texas.

Services will 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church , 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and was the church secretary. Barbara was a retired Executive Secretary for many Drs. at the University of Texas in Houston and the University of Utah.

She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Davis and sister, Betty J. Davis of Joaquin and granddaughter Katherine Cook of Brenham, TX.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her mother, Irene Davis of Joaquin, beloved husband of 50 yrs., Albert J. Cook of Joaquin, 4 children; son James A. Cook, age 52 and wife Rebecca of Brenham, TX, son, John B. Cook, age 49 and wife Angie, of Troutman, North Carolina, daughter D’Ann Anderson, age 48 and husband Robert of Houston, TX; son Jerry M. Cook, age 46 and wife Annette of Joaquin; Grandchildren (who called her Grammie) Jimmy, Bryan, Christopher, Kristina & Clarissa of Brenham, J.T., Corey of Troutman, North Carolina, Aaron, Ashley, fiancée Angel, Adam and April of Houston, TX, Andrea and husband Brandon, Spencer and Marckus of Joaquin and great granddaughters, Lexus Nicole and Leanna Grace of Brenham..

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews.

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


Tommy Ashton, 35, of Center, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Old Salem Church with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 11, 1974 in Athens, Texas to Rickie Ashton and Dorothy (McKinney) Ashton.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Vincent McKinney and Edgar & Marlene Ashton. He is survived by: Father: Rickie Ashton of Ft. Worth Mother: Dorothy Ashton of Center Daughter: Destiny Ashton of Eustace Brothers: Johnny Ashton & wife, Savannah of Mabank Cory Ashton of Center Grandmother: Vernell McKinney of Center 2 Nieces: Ariel & Falon Ashton Aunts & Uncles: Diane & Randy Ragsdale of Lake Jackson Karan & Russell Bledsoe of Athens Shelia & Bill White of Center Glenna McKinney of Center Bud & Patsy Ashton of Tool Numerous Great Aunts, Great Uncles & Cousins

Pallbearers: Kerry Price, Kris Rosenkoetter, Bill White, Jamie Killen, T.J. Calloway and Dwayne Hendricks

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


Inez Childress Menefee Schluens, 89, of San Antonio, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010. Mrs. Schluens was born Quata Inez Childress to Earnest and Annie Childress on February 15, 1921 in Franklin, Texas. After graduating from Franklin High School, she took a job as a secretary in Houston. After World War 2, she married Ralph Menefee Jr. of Tenaha. They lived in Tenaha, where she had three children: Margaret Ann (Molly), Richard Timothy (Tim), and Thomas Stanton (Tom). In 1960, they moved to Angleton, Texas, residing for 6 months with her sister and her family- Polly, Frank and William DeBerry. After 6 months, she opened the Dairyland Drive-In in Alvin, Texas and moved her family to Alvin. She owned and operated the Dairyland with her husband and children for 23 years. In 1983, she sold the restaurant and moved with her husband to Nacogdoches, Texas. Her husband Ralph died in June 1983, and one year later, she took a job at Mize Department Store, where she sold women’s dresses. She married Pete Schluens of Texas City in 1986 and they continued to reside in Nacogdoches. Three years later, Pete died, but she remained in the home until 2006, when she moved in with her daughter Molly Holland and Molly's family in San Antonio. She spent the remainder of her years in the Holland residence, and left this Earth surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mike Stiernberg, Bill Awalt, Bill Rademacher. Jacob Jisha, Terry Miglicco, Bill Jones, Tim Lackey, William DeBerry, and Mark Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Stiernberg, Carlton Labbit, Frank Harrison, David Crews, Mike Bay, and Richard “Dickie” Jones.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Molly Holland & husband Bret of San Antonio

Son, Tom Menefee & wife Tina of Baltimore, Maryland

Daughter-in-Law, Cathy Menefee of Alvin

Granddaughters:
Brooke Holland Jisha
Courtney Menefee
Caroline Menefee
Mary Holland
Laura Menefee
Hanna Menefee

Sisters
Polly DeBerry of Conroe
Louise Skaines of Hunstville

Preceded in death by
Husband, Ralph Menefee
Husband, John L. “Pete” Schluens
Sons, Richard Timothy “Tim” Menefee

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


03/28/2010

Jimmy Lamar Ware, 71, of Nacogdoches, Texas died Saturday, March 27, 2010 after battling cancer for the past several months. Jimmy was born to Ralph and Katie Ware on October 11, 1939 in Panola County. After graduating from Tenaha High School in 1956, Jimmy attended Stephen F. Austin where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. He then served proudly in U. S. Army after graduating from college for several years before returning to the states. He earned a Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1964. For numerous years, Jimmy was a beloved teacher at Deer Park High School where he taught History. Jimmy was also an avid sport fan. He loved football whether high school , college, or pro-ball especially the Cowboys. His nieces and nephews will remember him for all the fun times that they had on numerous family vacations where Uncle Jimmy was always the best story teller around the campfire.

Jimmy Lamar Ware was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Lamar Ware and Katie Crump Ware, and his only daughter Elizabeth Locke Ware Powitzky in 2000.

Jimmy ‘s memory will be cherished by his surviving sisters, France Ware Bowlin of Tenaha , Tx and Rose Maude Ware Culver of Hutto, Tx. , his grandson, Ben Powitzky of Houston, TX., his former wife Judy Ming Ware of Deer Park, Tx. ,his nieces, Emily Culver Beaird or Florence, Tx, Beverly Bowlin Martin of Tenaha, Tx, Brenda Jane Culver of Round Rock, Tx and Katie Culver Wallace of Hutto, Tx. , his nephew Bryan Wade Bowlin of Tenaha, Tx. and numerous grandnieces and nephews as well as numerous friends.

A family memorial service will be held for Jim at a later date following cremation by Watson and Watson funeral home. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers that memorials are made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 in his name.


Dr. Milton Wilkinson, 91 of Round Rock formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Cornerstone Hospital in Austin.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Gwin officiating. Full Military Graveside Service and Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County under the direction of Barksdale Air Force Base. Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 13, 1918 to Eugene and Letha (Mitchell) Wilkinson. He served in the US Air Force during WWII where he retired as a 1st Lt. He was a former State Resprentative where he served for 2 terms. He served as an International Good Will Ambassador for Lyndon B. Johnson. He was previously the Pastor of Aaron Place Baptist Church in San Antonio,TX , Keatchie Baptist Church and Delhi Baptist Church in Rosanky, TX. He did missionary work in Far East Guam. He was also a Mason and Shriner for over 50 years. In 1971 he was listed in the Community Leaders of America. He was the Superintendent at Leggett ISD and the High School Principal in Zavalla, TX. Dr. Wilkinson held a Bachelor of Science Degree, Doctor of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Eugene and Letha Wilkinson, Wife, Bonnie Hope Wilkinson and Daughter, Phyllis Wilkinson Blackburn.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Loretta Wilkinson of Round Rock
Sons:
Wayne Wilkinson & wife, Julie of Ruidoso, NM
George Wilkinson of Tyler
Clifton Wilkinson & wife, Connie of Center
Nick Wilkinson of Asheville, NC
Tim Wilkinson of Destin, FL
2 Sisters:
Tommie Mae Lott Melton & husband, Ottis of San Augustine
Doris Fuller Williams & husband, Waylon of Bronson
Grandchildren:
Kimberly Wilkins of Austin
Eric Wilkins of Abilene
Andrea Blackburn of Kileen
Thomas Wilkins of Nacogdoches
Elizabeth Wilkinson of Center
Julie Wilkinson of Center
Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


03/26/2010

Martha Joann Keating, 83, of McAllen, TX, passed away March 24, 2010. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 29, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

Mrs. Keating was born December 26, 1926, in Pearsall, TX, and passed away March 24, 2010, in McAllen, TX.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until service time on Monday, March 29, at Taylor Funeral Home.

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

Thomas Owen McLean, 68 of Center passed away Thursday March 25 in Huntsville, Texas. He was born November 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas. He was the son of James McLean and Vera Dement. Mr. McLean worked for Pilgrims Pride.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday march 29, 2010 at Martinsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 29 from 12-1 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

2 Sisters, Marjorie Williamson of Rockford IL and Jeannine Bailey of Center.
1 Brother Daniel McLean of Center

And a number of Niece and Nephews

Proceded in death by :
Father, James Danzel McLean, Mother, Vera Dement


03/25/2010

Graveside service for Alla Mae Richards, 91, of Pasadena, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 26, 2010, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Miss Richards passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Pasadena, TX.

Born August 6, 1918, in Timpson, TX, Alla Mae Richards was the daughter of the late John C. and Viola B. (Ramsey) Richards. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and business school. She retired December 31, 1980, after 40 years of service as Harris County Judge's Clerk. She was a member of Evangelistic Temple in Houston and then Faithbridge Church in Pasadena.

Survivors include her sister Ona Belle Ash of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Evelyn Tilley.

To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


03/22/2010

Virgil Woody “Slick” Matthews, 91, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1918 in Mundy, Texas to Adolphus W. Matthews and Josephine Fox Matthews. Mr. Matthews served in the US Army during WWII. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Matthews owned and operated Matthews Grocery in Lamesa for many years.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Michael Hale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Foster, Eric Pratt, Pat Scarborough, Brady Scarber, Bobby Daw and Buddy Hancock.

He is survived by:

Twin Daughters:
Judy Foster & husband Terry of Center
Jerry Van Smith of Seminole

Grandchildren:
Allison Pratt & husband Eric of Center
Jaclyn Scarborough & husband Pat of Center
Scott Foster & fiancé Christi Shaffer of Center
Whitney Scarber & husband Brady of Center
Kelly Foster of Ruidoso, New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Kennan Smith
Tucker Scarber
Kaleigh Pratt
Tyce Scarber
Ashton Scarborough
Keaton Pratt
Sterling Alley

Sister, Hazel Brecht of Kingsland

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Grandson, Shane Smith
Son-in-law, Terry Lynn Smith
Brothers: Edwin, Estell, Joe, Vernie, Horace, Lawrence & Loy
Sisters: Laura Faulk and Lois O’Neal

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


Norman Wayne Loosier, 69 of San Augustine County, Texas, and Houston, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Norman was born to Jewell (Taylor) Loosier and Juluis Loosier on May 2, 1940, in Emhouse, Navarro County, Texas. He was a Manager of the Equipment Department for Brown and Root, and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with interment to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Skipper Eberlan.

His survivors include: His wife: Wanda Loosier of San Augustine and Houston; Daughters: Belinda Wallace and Kenny of Houston, Sheila Warden and Mike of Channelview, Shannon Wolf of Katy, Ben Wolfe of Houston, and Janice Loosier of San Augustine. Grandchildren: Katrina Rodgers and Clint of Houston, Danna Ballard and Mike of Houston, Heather Wallace of Huntsville, and Hayden Wolfe of Katy. Special Granddaughter: Tyesha Campbell of Houston; Great-Grandchildren: James Rogers, Trent Rogers, and Hasley Juarez of Houston


Joe Hudnall, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel Bro. Felix Hudnall and Bro. Stephen Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Ft. Hood Army Base and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 20, 1946 to Vernon A.”Red” Hudnall, Sr. and Margaret Boudreaux Hudnall. He served in the US Army for 7 years with 2 Tours in Vietnam and he was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired as a boiler maker from the local 587 in Orange, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vernon “Red” & Margaret Hudnall and Father-in-law &
Mother-in-law, June & Ada Nichols.

He is survived by:
Wife of 40 years:
Becky Hudnall of Shelbyville
Son:
Joey Hudnall & wife, Tina of Garrison
Daughter:
Marcy Hudnall Anthony & husband, Tommy of Nacogdoches
7 Grandchildren:
Stephanie Bruce, Kyla Hudnall, Morgan Bruce,
Brianne Little, Bobby Hudnall, David Anthony and Jayci Anthony
Brothers & Sisters:
Vernon Hudnall, Jr. of Orange
Keith Hudnall & wife, Kathy of Orange
Felix Hudnall & wife, Evelyn of Orange
Francine Coates & husband, Bill of Jasper
Peggy Raymer & husband, James of Orange
Eric Hudnall & wife, Cindy of Orange
Mark Hudnall & wife, Joyce of Orange
Joyce Blanchette & husband, Lloyd of Orange
Brother-in-law:
George “Unk” Nichols of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Ellis Arthur, Dwayne Hudnall, Chris Hudnall,
James Ray Raymer, Aaron Hudnall and Randy Bohannon

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


Rev. Travis D Lunsford, 92, of Garrison passed away March 21, 2010 in Nacogdoches. Rev. Lunsford was born March 10, 1918 in Garrison, Texas to David Lunsford and Laura (Williams) Lunsford.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Officiating will be Bro. Gerald Edwards, Bro. John McGuire, Bro Harry Wilson and Dr. Allen Reed. Rev. Lunsford was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Garrison. He was a retired Baptist Minister.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church Garrison, Texas from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.

He is survived by wife, Lavernie (Granny) Lunsford
Daughter; Joyce Martin & husband Donald of New Caney, Texas
Daughter-in-Law; Shirley (Lunsford) Ruthben & husband Hugh of Katy, Texas
Grandsons: Jerry Don Gideon & wife Tamara; Terry Lynn Gideon & wife Lori; Darrel Jr. Lunsford & wife Leasa
Granddaughter: Dianna Pinkston & husband Michael
Ten great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren
Special Friend Smokey Beard
Two Step-Grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren and one great great grandchild
Host of other Relatives and Friends

Preceded in death by Parents; David and Laura (Williams) Lunsford and two sons James Don Lunsford and Darrel Lunsford Sr.

Pallbearers will be: Hubert Hancock, Herbert Hancock, Huey Hancock, George Muckleroy, Jessie Stokes and Biggon Beard
Honorary: Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church

Churches that he pastored: Brileytown Baptist Church, Magnolia Baptist Church, Dolan Baptist Church, First Baptist Manvel, Grace Baptist Church, Conroe, Texas, Townley Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, Lilly Grove Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Romayor Baptist Church, Cold Springs Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Doglas, Ariam Baptist Church and Carlisie Baptist Church

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


Wymon Bolton Jr, 48 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday evening in Longview. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Triumph Church in Center. The body will lay in state from 12-1 at the Church. Wake will start at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville. Officiating will be Prince Howrd Clowdy.

Wymon Bolton Jr. is survived by:

2 Sons; Wymon Bolton III of Houston and Willie Bolton of Dallas.

1 Grandchild

Father, Waymon Bolton of Shelbyville

Mother, Hazel Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Sisters; Lenola Wyatt-Tutt of Shelbyville, Shonina Lightfoot of Arlington, Cynthia Howard of Center and Shelia Woodard of Mansfield, Texas.

4 Brothers; Cornett Bolton of Sasche, Texas, Darron Bolton of Ft. Worth, Joe Bolton of Shelbyville and Tracy Bolton of Center.


03/21/2010

Corine Baker Thompson, 92 longtime resident of the Broaddus Community (San Augustine County), passed away March 19, 2010, in Beaumont, Texas.

A native of Broaddus, Texas, San Augustine County, she was born to Leona (West) Baker and William Baker on October 7, 1917. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pineland.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Don Faulk, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Pineland officiating. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Tommy and Linda Thompson of Beaumont; Grandsons and wives: David and Carolee Thompson of Beaumont, John and Michelle Thompson of Beaumont; Great-Grandchildren: Ainsley Liann, Jack Michael, Reagan Lynn and Travis John;

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona (West) Baker and William Baker, and her husband, William Hilton Thompson, and a son, Bobby Dean Thompson

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Clotilde White, 87 of San Augustine, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, in San Augustine.

A native of San Augustine County, Texas, she was born to Pricilla (Lunt) Williams and John Thomas Williams on January 30, 1923. She was an retired Office Manager for a local insurance company, and a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in San Augustine

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church in San Augustine with Rev. Patsy Barham officiating.

Her suvivors include: Daughter: Rhonda Hollaar and her husband, Pieter of Huntsville, Sons: John Frankin White and his wife, Barbara-Bowman White of Cypress, and William Byron White of Round Rock; Sister: Gladys Renfroe of San Augustine; Granddaughter: Annerieke Hubbard and her husband, Mark of Arlington, Great-Grandchildren: Ashton Hubbard of Monroe, and Madeline Hubbard of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. White in 1997.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


03/19/2010

Jack Cannon, 94, of the Hurstown Community, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 12, 1915 to Vessie C. and Lela (Brittain) Cannon. He worked many years as the Shelby County Commissioner for Pct. 2 and he was member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vessie & Lela Cannon, Grandson, Chris Cannon, Daughter-in-law, JoAnn Cannon, Brother, Charles Cannon and 2 Sisters, Blanche Munnerlyn and Neva Windham.

He is survived by:
Wife of 74 years:
Odell Cannon of the Hurstown Community
2 Sons:
Jackie Cannon of Huxley
Calvin Cannon & wife, Sandy of Troup
Daughter:
Sherry Neal & husband, Dennis of St. Francisville, LA
6 Grandchildren:
Clay Cannon & wife, Tammy of Whitehouse
Chip Cannon & wife, Tammy of Troup
Cole Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA
Resse Wallace of Baton Rouge, LA
Zack Wallace of St. Francisville, LA
Katy Adams & husband, Ben of St. Francisville, LA
10 Great Grandchildren
Nephew:
Mike Munnerlyn & wife, Wendy of Texarkana
2 Nieces:
Cathy Taylor & husband, Paul of Shelbyville
Judy Fleming & husband, Johnny of Shelbyville
Pallbearers:
Jack Lout, Jimmy Lout, Paul Putman
Cecil Goings, Rusty Jones and Mac Warren
Honorary Pallbearers:
Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, Adam Jernigan and James Miles

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


03/18/2010

Patsy Ann Phillips, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at her home. She was born July 18, 1946 in Brownwood to Homer D. Burns and Patricia Jean Spinks. Ms. Phillips was a loving mother & grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rick Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Steven Ham, Tim Wheless, Scott Matthews, Mark Matthews, Michael Bates and James Leggett.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Samantha Matthews & husband Danny of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jeffrey Matthews, Jessica Matthews Blaylock, Hayden Matthews, Sawyer Mathews, Madison Matthews and Mackenzie Matthews.

Niece, Jennifer Smith

Nephew, Eric Snyder

Also a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Patricia Wagner
Step-Father, Richard Wagner
Sister, Barbara Snyder

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


Margaret Alexander Lowe, 65, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at her home. She was born November 22, 1944 in Houston to Jefferson Alexander and Mary M. Johnson Alexander. Mrs. Lowe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Logansport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 19, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Logansport with Rev. Charles Hall and Rev. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by: Husband, Jerry Lowe of Logansport

Daughters: Cheryl Harvey & husband Mike of Joaquin, Valarie Kirkwood & husband Jackie of Tenaha, Laura Settle & husband Eddy of Stonewall and Virginia Adkison & husband William of Mansfield.

Grandchildren: Miranda Suzann Shadburn & husband Chris of Mansfield, Johnathan Lee Harvey of Joaquin, Jerred Wright Harvey of Joaquin, William Dakota Adkison of Mansfield, Mason Alexander Adkison of Mansfield, Krista Stutts & husband Clint of Malakoff, Jeff Kirkwood & wife Shanna of Dripping Springs, Justin Kirkwood & wife Catherine of Lufkin and Shelby Thompson of Malakoff.

Great Grandchildren: Gabriel Kirkwood, Logan Kirkwood and Abigail Kirkwood.

Special Grand-God Child: Malena Wilson

Siblings: Ernest Alexander & wife Glenola of Katy, Mary Ann Gaston of Shreveport and Alice Faye Bates & husband Herman of Logansport.

Preceded in death by: Sisters: Florine Jones, Christine Keels and Katherine Wheless.

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


Kenneth Wayne McCollister, passed away Feb. 28, 2010. Services were Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Triumph The Church & Kinddom of God in Christ. Minister Sherman Kossie officiating and Presiding Elder Johnny Wilson Sr. gave the Eulogy. Interment was at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to Hicks Mortuary in Center.

He was born to Myrtle Lee Fountain and Raymond McCollister on August 13, 1948, in Center, Texas. He joined Mt. Zion CME Church at an early age and later rededicated his life to Jesus Christ. He served on the steward board at Mt. Zion.

Kenneth graduated from C.H. Daniels High School in 1967. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Kenneth married Hattie Netherly of Shelbyville and to this union one child was born.

Kenneth was employed at Center Plywood for many years until he retired early due to failing health. He was a handy at numerous carpentry jobs, provided taxi service and was willing to lend a helping hand.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mac Curtis Buckley; one Aunt, Margie Brown; one Uncle, Norman Fountain and one Nephew, Vincent McCollister.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories: Parents, Myrtle Lee Mosby and Raymond McCollister of Center; three Daughters, Catina Henson (Willis) of Arlington, Karla McCollister and Kamille McCollister of Center; two Brothers, Ray Dean McCollister of Lufkin and Johnny Glenn Mosby (Cathy) of The Colony; three Sisters, Joyce Johnson of Center, Charlotte Kossie (Sherman) of Nacogdoches, and Charlotte box of Atlanta, GA: 2 Grandchildren, Alexia and Jordan Henson of Arlington: 4 Aunts, Ann P Turner of Dayton OH. Maxiene Greer of Lufkin, Onnie B Alexander of Carthage and Gwendolyn Garrett (C.W.) of Center; one Uncle, Billy Earl Waterhouse of Dayton, OH; special friend Robert Lynn Johnson of Center and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Rex Cammack, age 74 of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 10:00am, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 9:00 am at Mangum Funeral Home. The Procession to Old Center Cemetery will leave from Mangum Funeral Home at 9:30 am on Saturday.

He was born February 28, 1936 in Shelby County to Parents James Buford & Callie Ann (Hutto) Cammack. He was an Attorney in Houston for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James Buford & Callie Ann Cammack.

He is survived by :
Son, Jake Cammack and Wife, LeAnn of Austin

Grandson, Matthew Gregory Cammack

Caring companion, Glenda King of Houston

Jake's Mother, Marge Cammack of Zavalla

Numerous Cousins and Friends

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Tx. You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com


3/17/2010

Wyceil Durham, 80, passed away March 11, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Services will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Timpson with Pastor Cedric Grace officiating and Elder Marvin Jackson doing the Eulogy.

On May 4, 1929 Wyceil Yarbrough was born to Matt Yarbrough and Juanita Collins Yarbrough. She joined Clayton Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Timpson and served faithfully as Church Secretary for a number of years until her health failed. Her favorite song was "I made a vow to the Lord and I won't turn back."

She is preceded in death by: both her parents; husband Arthur C. Durham; two children, Cottrell McClendon and Joe Durham; two grandchildren, Eddie Cross Jr. and Stephanie Curtis; and two special friends, Lura Thompson and Geneva Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memories:
Six children, Dist. Missionary Barbara (Elder Marvin) Jackson of Timpson, Jennifer (Steve) Earl of Houston, Evangelist Missionary Rusby adn Deacon Johnny Furch of Fort Worth and Salatha Garrett of Nacogdoches.
Fifteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.
A very special friend, Mother Ludene Driver
A host of relatives and friends
A special daughter-in-law, Saundra mcClendon Cooper
And her Clayton Temple Church Family.


3/16/2010

Charles Ray Conway, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1933 in Joaquin to Charles B. and Hylma (Truitt) Conway. He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. He retired as a Boiler Technician 1st class from the US Navy after 20 years of service. He also retired from S.F.A where he worked in the Physical Services Department and he also worked for Brown & Root and E.L. Bruce.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, C.B. & Hylma Conway.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Peaches Conway of Center
Son:
Charles Ray Conway, Jr. & wife Tracy of Seattle, WA
Daughter:
Jamie Keough & husband, Paul of Dallas
2 Granddaughters:
Cynthia Conway Brione & husband, Dago of Hidalgo, Mexico
Brianna Conway of Seattle
1 Great Granddaughter:
Tania Brione
Brother:
Jack Conway & wife, Nelda of Gary
Brother:
Bob Conway & wife, Zoe Ann of Jacksonville
Sister:
Cherrie Clarke & husband, Curtis of Midolthian
Pallbearers:
Scott Conway, James Welch, Kim Welch,
Kenny Hillard, David Whitlock and Basel Slatter

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


Mr. Gilbert Rhodes, 67, of Timpson, TX, passed away March 15, 2010, in Garrison, TX. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

A memorial service for Gilbert Rhodes will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, will be in charge of arrangements.


JoAnn Baker, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1932 to Earnest and Gladys (Besson) Cunningham. She retired as a Sr. Master Sgt from the US Air Force after 21 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Earnest and Gladys Cunningham, Sister, Carlyn Brown and Sister-in-law, Joyce Cunningham.

She is survived by:
2 Brothers:
Jim Cunningham of Huxley
Jerry Cunningham of Center
Nieces:
Brenda Alford & husband, Keith of Center
Linda Breithaupt & husband, Johnny of Houston
Debra Freeman & husband, George of Manvel
Vicki Adams & husband, Mark of Manvel
Great Nieces & Nephews
Barbara Alford of Center
Kayla Alford of Center
Jennifer Breithaupt of Houston
Luke Shipley of Manvel
Logan Shipley of Manvel
Special Friends:
Sharron Boyung of Center
Jan Gordon of Phoenix, Arizona
Pallbearers:
Keith Alford, Luke Shipley, Logan Shipley,
Johnny Breithaupt, George Freeman and Mark Adams

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


Dorothy Andrews Fenley, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence. She was born November 2, 1941 in Center to Stokley Hunt Andrews and Dorothy Adele Tomlin Andrews. Ms. Fenley was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Hannah and Rev. Franklin D. Battles officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters
Kathleen Fenley of Center
Sharon Fenley Hooper of Snook
Tammy Fenley of Center

Grandchildren:
Shyanna Hooper
Dillon Hooper
Shane Fenley
Seth Robins

Great Grandchildren:
Connor Fenley
Brendan Robins

Granddaughter-in-law: Jennifer Arrington Fenley

Step-Great-Grandchildren
Kameron Arrington
Baleigh Carrell

Sisters
Loyce Johnson and husband Fred L. of Center
Mauddie Gilchrist of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Dewey Eugene “Gene” Fenley
Parents, Stokley and Adele Andrews
Brother, Doug Andrews

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


Clara Odell Sims, 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born October 13, 1934 in Shelby County to Henry H. Meyers and Louie Sumner Meyers. Ms. Sims was a very active member of Victory Tabernacle in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Riley Dufrene, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Rickey Sims & wife Bonnie of Huxley
Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Jeffery Sims & wife Yvette of Shelbyville

Daughter, Laurie Sepulvado of Carthage

Numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren

Brother, G.C. Meyers of Center

Also a number of other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Travis Sims
Daughter, Malinda Louise Sims
Son, David Sims
Brother, M.L. Meyers

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


03/15/2010

Frank M. Brown, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010. He was born November 13, 1923 to Frank and Mattie Brown.

Funeral was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1:00.

F.M. Joined Mt. Gillion Baptist Church at an early age and later attended Blount Chapel Baptist Church until his health failed.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie V. Daniels Brown. She preceded him in death on March 31, 1983.
He was preceded in death by the late Margie Waterhouse Brown.

Also preceding him in death were four sisters, two brothers, and one son:
Selee, Selece, Ruby, and Dove (sisters); Willis and JW (brothers); Allen Wayne Brown (son).

F.M. Leaves to cherish his memory:
Two sons, Eugene Brown (Jacquelyn) of Gilmer, Tx; Jimmy Hinson (Carolyn) of Center, Tx. ; one daughter Ann Bell (Odell) of Center, Tx. Eleven grandchildre, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces , nephews, relatives and friends.


Thelma McDaniel Delaney, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine. She was born June 17, 1925 in Shelby County to Fred McDaniel and Della Goodman McDaniel. Ms. Delaney was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, March 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Delaney, Donald Sigler, Brian Sigler, Bobby Kennon, John Black, and Tom Kimbro

She is survived by:
Son, Charles Delaney & wife Judy of Huxley

Brothers:
Fred McDaniel & wife Mary of Center
Vanard McDaniel & wife Dee of California
Sister, Azell Calwell of Ft. Worth

Grandchildren:
Patricia Merliss
Ellen Kennon
Jason Delaney

Great Grandchildren:
Christy Waller
Adrien Merliss
Anna Merliss

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 52 years, Johnny Delaney
Daughter, Estelle Schwartz
Sisters, Ruby Nichols and Lois Amburn
Online condolences & tributes can be sent a www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


03/12/2010

Rev. Felix Windham, 91, of Joaquin, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born May 12, 1918 in Shelby County to Jarrett Jackson Windham and Carrie Moody Windham. Rev. Windham pastored several churches in Shelby and San Augustine counties, including Hawthorne, Old Home, Pine Ridge, Mt. Horeb and several others. He, along with Walker Ledford and J. Carroll Chadwick formed a mission of Firsr Baptist Center at Jarrett Windham’s house in 1959, later moving the church to Haslam, where it later became First Baptist Church Haslam. Rev. Windham was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Silvey and Rev. Welton Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Fisher Windham of Joaquin

Daughters:
Hazel Miller & husband David of Joaquin
Patsy Riley & husband Danny of Mineola
Mary Cummings & husband Kenneth of Joaquin
Sue Gill & husband Leslie of Tenaha
Kay DeSoto & husband Frankie of Joaquin

Seventeen Grandchildren

Thirty Four Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sisters-in-Law:
Myrtle Windham of Joaquin
Yvonne Connell of Houston
Gloria Windham of Mansfield, Louisiana

Brothers-in-Law:
Dave Connell & wife Azalee of Holden, Louisiana
Delvin Connell & wife Mary of Cut Off, Louisiana

Special friend, Fran Clark of Center

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Anner Dee Connell Windham
Son, Charles Windham
Great Grandson, Evan Daniels

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


Thelma Delaney, age 84 of Center, passed away Friday envening March 12, 2010 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel, with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Thelma wa a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include:
Son: Charles Delaney and wife Judy of Huxley
Brothers: Fred McDaniel and wife Mary of Center, Vanard McDaniel and wife Dee of California
Sister: Azell Calwell of Ft. Worth, Texas

3 Grandchildren, Patricia Merliss, Ellen Kennon and Jason Delaney
3 Great Grandchildren, Christy Waller, Adrien Merliss and Anna Merliss

Pallbearers will be:
Jason Delaney, Donald Sigler, Brian Sigler, Bobby Kennon, John Black and Tom Kimbro

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ettie S. Oswalt, 102, of Center, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 6, 1907 in Shelby County to Thomas and Wealthy (Vaughn) Strong.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas and Wealthy Strong, Husband, Bud Oswalt and Son, Dennis Oswalt.

She is survived by:
Son:
C.C. Permenter & wife, Mary Lou of Dallas
Son:
Danny Oswalt & wife, June of Chapman
Daughter-in-law:
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Grandchildren:
Danny Joe Oswalt
Mary Shala Oswalt Crow & husband, Kelly
Janise Marie Permenter
Great Grandchildren:
Danny Chase Oswalt & Lance Oswalt
Kaitlyn Crow & Travis Crow
Brandi Haltom & husband, Elliott
James Edwards
4 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous Step-Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

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


Eddie Earl Hudspeth, 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1944 in Shelby County to William Eddie Hudspeth and Mavy Ella Hooper Hudspeth. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, March 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Tressa Pritchett & husband James of Channelview Son, John Eddy & wife Madge of Salt Lake City, Utah

Grandchildren:
Tawny Kay Morgan Aaron Andrew Morgan Ily Jade Creast Maran Eddy Three Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Frances Mae Clark of Pasadena Claudia McClelland & husband Tommy of Center Nina Walker & John Miles of Center

Brothers:
Jesse James Hudspeth & wife Sandy of Center Frank Hudspeth & wife Debbie of Center Paul Hudspeth & wife Shannon of Center Henry Hudspeth & wife Shelly of Center Yancy Hudspeth & wife Christina of Center

Uncle:
Jack Hudspeth & wife Jean of Jacksonville Aunt, Ann Richardson of Frankston Good Friends, Wayne & Phyllis Powdrill

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Eddie Hudspeth and Mavy Ella Hooper Hudspeth Son, Eddie Dewayne Hudspeth

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


03/10/2010

Albert H. Burns, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at a Nacogdoches health care facility. He was born September 30, 1924 in Tenaha to Robert E. Burns, Sr. and Ruby Lee Wooten Burns. Mr. Burns was a member of the Tenaha Class of 1942, the year they won the Bi-District Championship, and a member of the Tenaha High School Hall of Fame. Mr. Burns was a WWII veteran, having served with the 17th Bomber Group, 34th Squadron in the European Theatre. He was a member and past Post Commander of the American Legion Post 520. Mr. Burns was a member of the Men’s III Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Tenaha, and had been a Deacon there since 1967. He was one of the longest active licensed real estate agents in Texas, having owned and operated Burns Real Estate since 1947. Mr. Burns was also the past owner and publisher of The East Texas Light. For many years he was a Tenaha City Council member. He was a former member and president of the Tenaha ISD School board, and very active in public service. For many years he was active in the East Texas timber industry. Mr. Burns was a trusted steward of Tenaha and East Texas lore.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood, Rev. Raymond Guthrie and John Scull officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Andrews, Joshua Andrews, Matthew Burns, Blake Smith, Larry Parkman, and Michael Parkman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Honorable Mayor George Bowers and the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Linda Burns Carnahan of Duncanville

Sons:
R.E. “Bob” Burns of Tenaha
Albert Barry Burns & wife Lisa of Plano

Grandchildren:
Michelle Smith & husband Blake of Falls Church, Virginia
Josh Andrews of Duncanville
Jeremy Andrews of Duncanville
Matthew Burns & wife Jill of Euless
Kennedy Burns of Plano
Albert Cooper Burns of Plano

Great Grandchildren:
Madeleine Smith of Falls Church, Virginia
Henry J. Smith of Falls Church, Virginia
Sister, Elizabeth W. Neel of Lufkin
Brother, Robert Emmett Burns, Jr. & wife Helen of Hewitt

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 59 years, Virginia Parkman Burns
Sister, Mary Wynne Tadema
Brother, John W. Burns

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made the First Baptist Church in Tenaha to help continue Mr. Burns legacy of community and public service.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Johnnie Sue Cameron, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 20, 1947 in Cherokee County to Ike Quinn and Etta May Quinn.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Mark Cameron of Center

Daughters:
Billie Sue Krow & husband David of Henderson
Rebecca Bailey of Carthage

Sons:
Lynn Emmons & wife Melinda of Henderson
Johnny Ray Emmons & wife Debra of Carthage
Sammy Emmons & wife Holly of Pinehill
Marcus Cameron & wife Krissi of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandon Lee Cameron, Katelynn Christine Cameron, Kailee Michelle Cameron, Ashley Emmons, Michael Emmons, Tiffany Cotton, Brandon Cotton, Brandie Cotton, Christopher Cotton, Brandy Emmons, Jimmy Lynn Emmons, Stephen Emmons, William Emmons, Tiffany Emmons, Jessica Emmons, April Faulk, Henry Faulk, Crystal Allred, Cheyenne Allred, Diane Allred, Jennifer Crisp, Wade Crisp, Beth Crisp, Brad Crisp, Jackie Emmons, Donald Emmons, Larry Emmons, Melissa Emmons, and Bear Emmons

Great Grandchildren:
Aiden Bing and Caden Emmons

Brothers:
Ike Quinn, Jimmy Quinn, Shorty Quinn

Sisters:
Virginia Doles, Grace Steadman, Helen Peterman, Lou Heath

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ike Quinn and Etta May Quinn
Brother, Gerald Quinn

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


03/06/2010

Mable Williams, was born to the late Charlie Oliphant and Ollie M. Buckley, on May 12, 1922. She departed her walk with Jesus on earth, March 6, 2010.

She was preceded in death by
Husband: Furman Williams
Nieces: Marie Lister and LaRhonda Redmond

Survived by:
Son: Billy Williams of San Antonio, Texas
Five Grandchildren: Cornelius Williams (Belinda) of San Antonia, Texas, Omeshia Williams of Nacogdoches, Frankie Williams of California, Joey Williams of California and Tony Williams of California.
Two Sister: Marie Hubbard of Center and Louise Straughter of Big Springs
Two Brothers: Purliss Oliphant of Huntington and Benny Lee Cotton
Three Nieces: Mary R Garrett and Karen Jackson both of Center and Laretha Williams of Dallas.
Special Friend: Bobby Dale Johnson of Center.

Pallbearers will be the Nephews
Honorary pallbearers are Friends of the Family and Deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Services will be held 1:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center.


03/05/2010

Blanch Campbell Biggar, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at her home. She was born December 20, 1942 to William Dwight Campbell and Annie Lila Gillis Campbell. Ms. Biggar was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher, having taught for Center ISD.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Payne, Lynn Johnson, KC Campbell, Eric Wilkins, Ronnie Youngblood, Stuart Stanley, and Brandon Pennick.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Shirley Luna & husband Ricky of Nacogdoches

Son, James Biggar of Center

Grandchildren:
Lonnie Luna II of Nacogdoches
Jacob Luna of Nacogdoches
Rachel Luna of Nacogdoches
Lila Catherine Huai Biggar of Lusby, Maryland
Carolyn Elizabeth-Jie Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Daughter-in-Law, Judith Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Preceded in death by:
Former husband, Hubert Earl Biggar
Son, Dwight Biggar

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


Yvonne Jones Fults, 83, of Mt. Herman, formerly of Splendora, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 4, 2010. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Yvonne was born on February 17, 1927 to Calvin and Julie Jones. She was the youngest of nine children and a twin to brother, Leon. Her family and friends will lovingly remember her as a Maw Maw or Granny. She was always ready to give a smile, hug, or a word of encouragement when needed. Her love of God, family, friends and fishing with her long time friend, Idell Fults, was something she held dear. Mrs. Fults was a member of First Baptist Church in Splendora.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Mary Ann Wehmeyer and husband Ray of Navasota

Granddaughters:
Jackie Hampton of Kingwood
Beckie Dewvall and husband Dave of Channelview
Jennifer Sealy and husband Jack of Kalispell, Montana

Grandson, Troy Benton Fults of Temple

Great Grandsons:
Jon Dewvall, Thomas Fults, and Jackson Sealy

Great Granddaughters:
Taylor Files, Erika Hampton, Casey Sealy, Jordin Sealy

Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Her family would like to thank the folks of Pine Grove Nursing Center, and the Hospice folks from Life Care Health Services of Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Care Health Services, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Calvin and Julie Jones
Husband of 49 years, Troy Fults
Sons, Alton Fults and Jimmy Ray Fults

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


Dewain Halliburton, 69, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 20, 1941 in Center to Elvis B. Halliburton and Myrtle Sumner Halliburton. Mr. Halliburton was a member of Center Bible Fellowship.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Sean Harris, Dustin Harris, Chris Harkness, Brandon Gray, Brian Walden, Brian Harkness, Anthony Harkness, and Anthony Olivas. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Harkness, Steven Harkness, Michael Liem, Kevin Rash, Landon Rash, Kyle Rhodes, Howard Johnson and Saul Betancour.

He is survived by:

Wife, Delores Halliburton of Center

Sister, Nelda Liem of Center

Mother-in-Law, Thelma Harkness of Center

Brothers-in-Law:
Billy Harkness & wife Sandra of Center
Wayne Harkness & wife Shirley of Center
Joe Harkness & wife Ricky Kay of Austin
Ricky Harkness & wife Carolyn of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Peggy Smith of Center
Linda Walden & husband Bob of Austin
Anitra Harris & husband Terry of Carthage

Beloved Pets:
Dog, Angel
Kitten, Katy

Also a number of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Elvis B. Halliburton
Mother, Myrtle Ingham & step father, Charlie
Brother-in-Law, Dan Liem

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


NaTayia Charnae Horton, 22 of Center, passed away February 20, 2010. NaTayia Charnae Horton was born to Elizabeth Horton Cartwright and the late James Earl Garner August 10, 1987. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2006. She received a certificate in Armed Certificate from the Security Academy of Texas in Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father Mr. James Earl Garner, grandfather Archie Lister, nephew Darvis Anthony Jr. (ManMan), and grandfather Lushie Garner.

She leaves to cherish her memories:
Mother, Elizabeth Horton Cartwright
Grandmothers, Ernestine Lister and Lonie Garner
Grandfathers, Paster Ray Dixon and Joseph Rason
Sisters, Angela Dickson (Robert) and Christina Horton (Jarvis) both of Center Texas, and Latonia Thomas of Nacogdoches, Texas
Brothers, Bernard Garner of Mansfield, LA, Arthur (Nose) Sutton (Storie) of Houston, Texas, Lil Marvie Davis of San Augustine, Texas.
A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Cousins.
Special friends: Seymone, Courtney, Ponda, Tyrell, Philvonte, Khasaylon, Steve Parks.
Special cousins: Jerry Parks, Charleston Jackson, Shon Nelson, Zackery Parks, Tim Polly, Fred Sparks, LaRay Sparks, and Vincent Latham.
Godmother, Rochelle Jones.

Services were held at Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy, Pastor and Pastor William Nash, officiating. Interment was at Thompson Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Lee S. Garrett, 81, passed away Friday, February 19, 2010 at her home. Ms. Lee S. Garrett was born on Thursday, April 12, 1928 below Prospect at Clarence Crump's Place in Tenaha, Texas to the parents of Alex "Bud" and Dollie Garrett. She completed the 8th grade at Buena Vista Schools. She joined in fellowship and was a faithful member until death of New Prospect Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas.

Lee S. faithfully served as President of the Senior Choir, President of the Kitchen Committee, Sunday School Secretary and Church Treasurer. She worked as a private housekeeper for over 40 years. She loved her employers and they also loved her. She has often said, "I put my trust in God- I know He's able. I want my soul ready." She lived her life - she was a Sister, a counselor, a confidant, an advisor, someone you could trust - she was a friend, and she was ready.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Dollie Garrett; brother, Jay Henry Garrett; sisters, Ola Lee Garrett and Inez Garrett Beasley.

She leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at noon at Friendship Baptist Church, Bobo Community, Tenaha, Texas with Reverend C.L. Richard officiating and Reverend Rayford Carraway, eulogist. Interment was a Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


03/03/2010

Mrs. Vena Brown 99, longtime resident of the Blackjack Community in Nacogdoches County, Texas, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Vena was born to Sarah (Warr) Holloway and George Alphus Holloway on July 22, 1910, in the Ironosa Community in Shelby County, Texas. She had lived in the Chinquapin Community in San Augustine County with her family many years ago, and was a loving homemaker being a very loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother to her children, and grandchildren. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in the Blackjack Community in Nacogodoches County.

Funeral Services will be on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas

Rev. Freeman Bryant will officiate at the service.

Her survivors include: Sons: Archie Brown of Tuscumbia,Alabama; Alfred Brown of Houston; Daughter: Ivern Shaw of Nacogdoches; Sons: Lenard Brown of Center,Harley Brown of Longview, Paul Brown of Garrison, Wayne Brown of Nacogdoches, Clarence Brown of Nacogdoches and Nolan Brown of Nacogdoches. Also she is survived by numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: Her husband, Jake Brown, Daughter: Mattie Doyen, Sons: Norris Brown and Morris Brown, and a Daughter: Ruth Brown

Pallbearers will be Clayton Brown, Clinton Brown, Jerry Brown, Robert Holloway, Buddy Holloway, and Patrick Shaw; Honorary Pallbearers will be: Randall Metteauer and Bryan Metteauer

Visitation will be Saturday evening, March 6, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia, St., San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


03/02/2010

Ruth Alton Triana, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born April 23, 1932 in Nacogdoches to Richard Nelson and Mollie Heironimus Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Mary Lyles & husband Gene of Nacogdoches
Margaret Triana & James Martin of Joaquin

Sons:
Jerry Rankin of Nacogdoches
Ricky Rankin of Las Vegas, Nevada
Kenneth Triana of Starr, South Carolina
Gary Triana of Nacogdoches
John Milton Triana & wife Lori of Joaquin

Twelve Grandchildren

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:
Husband, John Triana

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


Kathy Rowles, 49, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1961 in Center to Dale Ivan Rowles and Katharine Elaine Ross Rowles.

Mrs. Rowles has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Dallas Moles of Center

Daughter, Mandy Rowles of Jacksonville, Florida

Brother, Kenneth Rowles of Center

Sisters:
Valarie Johnson of Vidor
Sheila Wallace of Vidor

Mother, Elaine Rowles of Vidor

Also numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded by:
Father, Dale Ivan Rowles

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


Joyce Eaves Windham, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010. She was born August 2, 1934 in Center to William Allen Eaves and Odell Spann Eaves. Mrs. Eaves was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Proctor and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James Daniels, Cory Weldon, Donnie Johnson, Ray Tindol, Charles Walker, Dale Hite, and Cory Aston.

She is survived by:

Husband, Pete Windham of Center

Sons
Greg Windham & wife Pam of Gary
Steve Windham & wife Selena of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Windham & wife Carol
Kelly Duszik & husband Will

Great Grandchildren:
Kourtney Duszik
Kaylee Windham

Sister, Billie Davis & husband Charles of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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


03/01/2010

Allen Glenn Hartley, age 71, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening, March 3, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home

Mr. Allen Glenn Hartley was born July 11, 1938 in Panola County, Texas to the late Gertrue Creech Hartley Reeves of the Galloway Community and the late William Thomas Hartley, Jr. of Carthage, Texas. Allen was a graduate of Carthage High School with the class of 1958. He served his country willingly and proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army retiring after 30 years of faithful service with the rank of Major. He also retired from the city of Nacogdoches Water Department and the Nacogdoches Post Office. He loved his Country, his family, traveling all over the world making many friends along the way, fishing and hunting and visiting with his many friends. One of the most resent highlights of his life was attending the 50th reunion of his High School graduation visiting with his many friends of his past. Mr. Hartley was a member of the Masonic Lodge #579 of Columbus, Georgia, achieving the status of Master Mason. He was a kind gentle man, loving husband, father and grand father that will be greatly missed. .

Survivors Include:
Loving wife of 46 years: Mary Ruth Welch Hartley of Nacogdoches formerly of Carthage, Texas.
Children: Dana Jones Hartley
Stephanie Driver
William Thomas Hartley, III all of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren: Jennifer Jones Murphy and husband Wade of Lufkin, Karen Elizabeth Jones and Zachery
Allen Driver of Nacogdoches
Great Grandchildren: Hunter Murphy and Madison Murphy of Lufkin
Sister: Jeanette Carter and husband Daniel of the Galloway Community
Numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins.

THE BODY WILL LIE IN STATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.


Rodney Lynn Cooper, 53, of Orange, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Rev. Johnny Harrison of First Christian Church of Sour Lake.

A graveside service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born in Orange, Texas on July 16, 1956, Rodney was the son of Earnest Edgar Cooper and Ruth Jeanette Duncan. Rodney wworked as a driller on a drilling rig and loved hunting, fishing canoeing, camping, and rebuilding computers. Rodney deeply loved his family, grandchildren and family pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents: and brother, David Eugene Cooper.
Rodney is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carol Cooper; daughter adn son-in-law, Alisha and Jerry Utley of Silsbee; and son Davey Cooper of Bonham.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zackary Wayne Utley; and sisters and brother-in-law, Earnestine and Lonnie Peveto of Orange, Peggy and Tommy Snider of Oranger, Barbara and Eddie Head of Orangefield, Teresa Whittaker of Orange and Shelia Barber of Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Davey Cooper, Jerry Utley, Jared Head, Corey Head, Chris Kyle and Eugene Trumble.


Reba January James, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at her residence.

Her wishes were to be cremated. No services are planned at this time.

She was born October 6, 1932 to Condy and Maude (Evers) January. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of 1812, and the Daughters of the Confederacy, where she served as an officer in each organization. She was very active in the Shelby County Historical Society and she also spent much time with the renovation of the Shelby County Court House and in research for the Shelby County Museum.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Condy & Maude January, Husband, Donald James, Grandson, Brian McDonough and Brother, Doyle January.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Terri Lynn McDonough of Center
Granddaughter:
Megan Brooke McDonough of Japan
Sister:
Wanda Ramsey of Beaumont

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


Nicky Leon Rushing, 55, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Houston. Nicky was born in Center, Texas February 19, 1955, the son of Albert and Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing.

Nicky was a graduate of Center High School and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin. He taught school for over thirty-two years, spending the last twenty-eight of them at Hardin Middle School teaching science and computers. Nicky loved to ride motorcycles as well as work and repair computers.

He was preceded in death by his brother Albert Earl Rushing. He leaves behind his devoted wife of twenty-seven years Donna L. Rushing of Hardin, his beloved son, Andrew Phillip Rushing of Hardin, parents Albert and Dura Mae Rushing, brother Bill and wife Joann Rushing, sisters Francine and husband Don Gardner, Jeannie Runnells, Anita and husband Larry Jackson, Sherry and husband Charles Parks all of Center. In addition he leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Nicky will be held Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 5-8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A service will be held Monday, 4PM, March 1, 2010, at Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin, Texas. On Tuesday March 2, 2010 a funeral service will be held at 2PM, at Old Salem Missionay Baptist Church in Center, Texas with burial to follow in Old Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com


Dale Copelin, age 54, of Center, passed away Saturday evening February 27, 2010 in Center. He was born October 7, 1955 in Tyler Texas to Rayford Ewing Copelin and Margarett Dale Honea Copelin.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 1, 2010 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday March 2, 2010 at the Watson and Sons chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be

Charles Barr, Mike Johnson, Bernard Metcalf, Terry Waldon, Clay Warren, and Paul Castillo.

Survivors include:

Wife:
Shonia Copelin of Center

Sons:
Cade Copelin of Center
Adam Copelin of Center

Daughter:
Jessica Greer & B.J. of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Savannah Copelin
Jorden Bollier
Cassidy Greer

Brother:
Rayford Copelin & Alese of Center

Nephews:
Cameron Copelin & Stephanie of Center
Josh Windham of Bossier City
Colton Norton of Center
Caleb Norton of Center

Niece:
Kasie Waller of Center
Jennifer Sims of Shelbyville

Sister in law:
Lisa and Randy Robertson of Center
Tammie and Scott Jacobs of Woden

Brother in law:
Rodney Waller of San Augustine

Mother in law:
Maxie and Keith Chumley of San Augustine

Proceeded in death by:
Father, Rayford Ewing Copelin
Mother, Margarett Dale Honea Copelin


Marty Doyle Bradshaw, 49, of Houston, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Houston. He was born July 31, 1960 in Center to Barney Doyle Bradshaw and Bobbye Ann Adams Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the New Hope Congregation Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, March 1, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallberarers will be Gary Frame, Jim Collins, David Adams, John Frame, Pete Andrews and Kevin L. Jones.

Survivors include:
Mother: Bobbye Emory and husband Bruce of Center
Son: Adam Doyle Bradshaw of Houston
Sisters: Sheila Bradshaw Jones and husband Kevin of Center and Dawn Collins and husband James of Center.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Sally Bradshaw, Father Doyle Bradshaw, Grandparents Clayter and Fannie Adams, John and Essie Bradshaw.

Reolus Stevens, 89, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010 at her home. She was born December 8, 1920 in the Paxton community to Alvie George Thompson an Bertha Mae Coyle Thompson. She attended Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Mrs. Reolus Stevens was a full time mother and a Homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 1, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Stevens, Scott Ramsey, Daniel Alford, Jeremy McDaniel, Marty McDaniel, Ken Alford, David Lee Stevens, Zac McDaniel, Holden Cummings and Chris Ramsey.

She is survived by:
Sons:
George Stevens and wife Nancy of Joaquin, Texas
Olan B. Stevens of Joaquin, Texas

Daughter:
Gay Alford and husband Darrell of Joaquin, Texas

10 Grandchildren
17 Great Grandchildren
3 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Jimmie Haight of Joaquin, Texas
Clydia May Lawson and husband Tommy of Joaquin, Texas
Diann Smith and husband Jerry of Joaquin, Texas

A number of Nieces and Nephews along with many sister-in-laws and a host of family and friends.

Pereceded in death by
Husband Olan Stevens, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister

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


Margaret Prycer Eakin, 94 years old, passed away February 27, 2010 at her home in Timpson, Tx. surrounded by her family. The family will welcome friends and loved ones on Monday, March 1st, to the rosary and visitation at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Services will be held at St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission, Timpson, on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 10:00am. The requiem mass will be celebrated by Father Jose Luis, Father Dev., and Father Basil. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

Mrs. Eakin was born on October 25, 1915 in Ragley, Tx. to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She was a member of St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Herbert Eakin.

She is survived by:
Son, John Prycer Eakin and Bootsie Eakin of Lufkin, Tx.
Daughter, Rebecca Eakin Simmons and husband, John Earl of Freeport, Tx.
Daughter, Janeice Eakin Carrington and Billy Carrington of Timpson, Tx.
Son, Tony Eakin and wife, Maureen of Terrell, Tx.
Son, Gregory Eakin and wife, Nancy of Longview, Tx.
Daughter, Monica Eakin Fitzgerald and husband, Brad of Timpson, Tx.
11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren
Sister, Lettie Prycer Crausby and husband, Howard of Artesia, New Mexico.
Sister-in-law, Gloria Stilley Eakin of Kingwood, Tx.

Pallbearers (Grandsons): Joe Carrington, Bubba Carrington, Troy Eakin, Eric Simmons, Chris Carrington, John Paul Packard, Luke Packard, and James Eakin
Honorary Pallbearers: Margie Massey, Junior Sparks

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the John Herbert & Margaret Eakin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Texas State Bank of Timpson and St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church building fund in care of Janeice Carrington of Timpson, Tx.

Margaret Prycer Eakin was one of 11 children born to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She attended boarding school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Marshall, Tx. She later moved to Jacksonville, Tx. where she graduated high school and assisted her mother in running the Prycer Dairy. Her mother moved the family to Timpson, where Margaret met the man she would marry, John Herbert Eakin. The two were married December 24, 1936 in Nacogdoches, Tx. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 1997. Margaret was a wife, mother, grandmother, and worked many years at Timpson ISD as a teacher’s aide and librarian. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting, was an avid reader, hosting family reunions, and collecting red dishes.

To convey condolences or to register on line, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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02/26/2010

Scott Owens, 48, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010. He was born December 19, 1961 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Richard Owens and Lucille Lawson Owens. Scott had been a coach and teacher at Joaquin ISD since 2003. He had also previously coached and taught at Rockdale, Garrison and Grapeland. Scott was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Joaquin ISD Gymnasium with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Price Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Baker, Stevie Smith, Mark Lawrence, Ryan Harper, James “Bump” Phelps, Jason Gray. Jay Bennett and Jimmy Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baker, Trevor Baker, Kolt Adkison and Klay Adkison.

Scott is survived by:

Father, Richard “Red” Owens of Joaquin

Brothers:
Mark Owens of Joaquin
Ricky Owens & wife Renee of Tenaha

Nieces:
Christine Owens, Amber Owens, Buffey Vestal and Jamie Walker

Nephew, Gabe Owens

Great Niece, Addison Coleman

Great Nephew, Jon Lawson Coleman

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Lucille Lawson Owens

Memorials can be made to the Joaquin Girls' Basketball Scholarship Fund in Scott's name.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com. 


Laura Burton, 84, of Center formerly of Clinton, IL passed away Thursday February 25, 2010 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1925 in Clinton, IL to Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, IL.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey; Husband, Joy Owen Burton; Granddaughter, Jade Lynn Mlynarek; Brothers and Sisters, Charles Walter Leevey, Mary Helen Harvey, John Bennett Leevey, Paul Thomas Leevey, Robert Dean Leevey, 
Evelyn Moore, Norma June Vinson, Catherine Louise Burton and Barbara Jean Welch.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Carolyn Bounds & husband, Buster of Center
Linda Avrett & husband, Robert of Cordele, GA
2 Granddaughters:
Alison Scull & husband, Terry of Center
Laura Leske & husband, Mike of Whitefish Bay, WI
4 Great Granddaughters:
Caroline, Sarah, & Laura Anne Scull
Katherine Elizabeth Leske
4 Brothers and Sisters:
Mrs. Annabelle Marks of Lincoln, IL
Mrs. Clara Taylor of Clinton, IL
Mr. James R. Leevey of Tyler
Mr. Kenneth W. Leevey of Decatur, IL


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


Roger Dale Whitton, 57, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 at his home. He was born September 27, 1952 in Shelby County to T. J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton. Mr. Whitton attended Willow Grove Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Melba Rodgers and Willie Holley officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Holley, Wayne Stokes, Carlos Cuellar, John Stiles, Tommy McMahon and John Gray.

He is survived by:

Wife, Zaundra K. Whitton of Joaquin

Daughter, Pamela Whitton of Joaquin

Sons:
Kevin Whitton & wife Tammy of Center
Gary Whitton & wife Brittany of Joaquin
Kenneth Redmon & wife Michele of Center
Kenneth Whitton & wife Lauren of Conroe

Grandchildren:
Destiny Whitton, Shone Whitton, Brant Redmon, Brianna REdmon, Camryn Runnels, Kolton Whitton, Landen Whitton

Mother, Lexa Whitton of Timpson

Brothers:
David Whitton & wife Peggy of Joaquin
Cecil Whitton & wife Kay of Timpson

Sisters:
Annette Bradshaw & husband Dale of Timpson
Joyce Wolfe & husband Ronnie of Timpson
Frances Miller & husband Rick of Palestine

Special Cousin, Wayne Willoughby

Also a host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Father, T. J. Whitton
Brother, John Whitton
Sister-in-Laws, Edith Whitton

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


02/25/2010

Ola Faye Lynch Daw , 83, passed away on February 24, 2010. She was born on September 14, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas. She was a devoted volunteer at the Pine Grove Nursing Home in her home town for many years and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Ms. Daw worked for Russell Stover Candies and Gordon Jewelers in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elmus and Stella Lynch; her husband Chester Ray Daw, sister Laura, and brothers Rufus, S.J., Robert, and George.

She is survived by son Bobby Daw and wife Debbie of Tenaha, daughter Donna Morris and husband Henry of Houston, grandchildren Jordan, Kirsten, Marla, Angie, and Devin, great grandchildren Madison, James, Cheyenne, Channa, Chalee, Chelsey, Pablo, Kirkland, Madison, Reagan, and Olivia, step-grandchildren Darlene Clark and husband Todd, step-great grandchildren Taylor, Trace and Tucker along with many other nieces and nephews.

Faye will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 26 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Watson & Sons Chapel, 1554 State Hwy 7 East, Center.

Pallbearers will be Phill Lynch, Chuck Raymond, Dale Fleming, Jerry Lynch, Rusty Hall and Danny Scarbrough.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wimberly and Travis Long.

Donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 5345 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 in the name of Faye Daw.

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


02/24/2010

Thelma Matthews, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at a Center nursing home. She was born February 15, 1911 to Floyd P. Swanzy and Willie Alford Swanzy. Ms. Matthews taught school in Shelbyville for many many years, and started the first band at Shelbyville ISD. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she played piano and organ at for over 70 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dan Matthews & wife Kathleen of Center

Grandchildren:
Linda Phillips of Port Neches
Glenn Matthews & wife Becky of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Michelle Phillips of Nederland
Luke Matthews of Center
Daniel Matthews of Center

Great Grandchildren, Eli Matthews of Center

Sister, Bennie Mae Vittetoe of Dallas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Wayland Matthews
Six Brothers & Sisters

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


Mary Louise McCollum, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Rosary & Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Jose Luis Vidante officiating. Graveside Service & Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 13, 1924 to Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum in Kansas City, Kansas. She dedicated her life to teaching, traveling, taking care of her sister Lois McCollum and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated teacher for many years in the states as well as Holland. While living in Holland she acquired many dear friendships and enjoyed traveling Europe with Lois. She also taught in Henderson, TX for several years where her science programs excelled. She was successful in creating a science kit that replicates a model of an atom and had many accolades. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum, 2 Brothers, Sterling McCollum, Jr. and Dale McCollum, and 3 Sisters, Shirley Smith, Lois McCollum, and Pat Snider.

She survived by:
Numerous Nieces and Nephews throughout the Country
Including her Nieces here in Shelby County:
Beth Stroope of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell of Center 
Melissa Jernigan of Shelbyville

Honorary Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell and James Jernigan

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Therese Catholic Church or Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center.

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


Funeral Services for Justin L. Slaughter will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Shelby Savings Bank in Center, Texas to the Justin L. Slaughter Scholarship Memorial Fund.


Selina Guadalupe Smith Jaimes, 7, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born November 7, 2002 in Nacogdoches to Adan Jaimes and Mercedes Garcia. She was a member of the Prinzepe de Paz church.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. At 5 p.m. , Friday, February 26, 2010, there will be a special service officiated by Pastor Silvestre Chavez, in memory of Selina at Watson and Sons Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Mother & Step Father, Mercedes and Jimmy Lee Smith of Center

Father, Adan Jaimes of Center

Brothers:
Jose Angel Vazquez of Laredo
Jimmy Garcia Smith, Jr. of Center

Sister, Yolanda Jaimes of Joaquin

Grandmother, Guadalupe Jaramillo of Mexico

Grandmother, Julia Martinez Garcia of Mexico

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

Preceded in death by:
Grandfather, Juan Garcia
Grandfather, Andez Jaimes
Sister, Brandy Jaimes

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


02/23/10

Ruth Davis Featherston, 84, went to heaven early Sunday morning, February 21, 2010.

Funeral: Come celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole, followed by a graveside service at Laurel Land Cemetery. Visitation and viewing 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Davis Featherston was born June 29, 1925 in Stephenville to Joseph and Verly Davis. She married Aleck Booker Featherston Sr. on April 3, 1947 to whom she was happily married for 51 years.

Ruth worked for many years as a Registered Pediatric Nurse in Fort Worth. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cross-stitching and watching birds at their farm in Joaquin, Texas. Throughout her life, Ruth filled many roles with joy and compassion as a daughter, sister, friend, caretaker, aunt and wife, but her most important role was that of mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Bill Davis, and cousin, Bill Featherston.

Survivors: Son, Aleck B. Featherston Jr., grandson, Elijah and wife Sarah Featherston; granddaughter, Alissa and husband Adam Bell; step grandchildren, Atalie and husband Adolfo Rivera, Katy and husband Sean Dyer, Nicole Ramputi, and Taylor Ramputi; great-grandchildren, Lodidyn Featherston, Madyson Rupprecht, Isaiah and Eva Rivera; cousin, Geraldine Cobzy; nieces, Nancy Green and Susan Franklin.


2/22/2010

Charles “Charlie” Holcomb, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born February 16, 1933 in Center to Ernest Holcomb and Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was a member of Short United Methodist.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Holcomb of Center

Son, Mike Holcomb & wife Norma of Tyler

Daughter, Gaynell Evans & husband Burl of Nacogdoches
Son, Billy Richards of Conroe
Daughter-in-law, Regina Holcomb

Grandchildren:
Chad Holcomb of Tyler
Whitney Holcomb of Tyler
Christen Haldeman & husband Jonas of Bronsboro
Ashton Trammell & husband Waylon of Brownsboro
Kelly Hicks & husband Waylon of Conroe
Toby Brittain & wife Sarenda of Nacogdoches
Kevin Brittain of Nacogdoches

Ten Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Holcomb & Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb
Wife, Georgia Holcomb
Son, Charles Randall Holcomb
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Henry McFadden, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born August 18, 1927 in Deadwood to Doss McFadden and Maude Rae McFadden. Mr. McFadden served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Patricia Woodfin of Joaquin
Jackie McFadden Cheatwood & husband Roy of Joaquin

Son, Neal McFadden & wife Vickie of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Robert A. “Robbie” Woodfin of Joaquin
Roy Gene Cheatwood, Jr. of Joaquin
David Cheatwood of Joaquin
Dawson Neal McFadden of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Harley Smith Eaves, Allen Michael Woodfin, Tanner McDonald, Maddisyn Cheatwood and Ryleigh Cheatwood.

Great Great Grandson, Trenton Cole Eaves

Brother, James McFadden of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Mary Lavon McFadden
Sisters, Myrtle Sartor & Pauline James
Brother, Delmer McFadden
Granddaughter, Melissa Ann Cheatwood
Son-in-Law, Robert O. Woodfin
Granddaughter-in-Law, Tammy Williford Woodfin

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


Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape, 81, of Center formerly of Carthage, Texas died February 21, 2010 in Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Linebarger and Rev. Dale Reed officiating with interment at Antioch Cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape was born January 16, 1929 in Carthage, Texas. He was the youngest of seven children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Emma Lou Thompson Soape. Weldon was a graduate of Carthage High School with the class of 1946. He was a retired steel worker with Armco Steel. Mr. Soape was active politically with the AFL-CIO as a union organizer, Steelworkers Local as an official, arbitrator and negotiator, Chairman of the East Harris County Democrats for many years and served as Panola County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 from 1978 – 1982. Weldon was active in the Panola County Historical Society for many years. Daddy loved all of his family and never met a stranger. Because of the depth of his love for his entire family, there were times he felt he had to put off plans with his children to go to the aide of his siblings, nieces and nephews. Daddy instilled the same love, respect, and integrity for humanity in his girls that he himself possessed. He taught his girls that one was only as good as their name, to say what they mean and do what they say, to stand for what they believed and not to waiver, and that it was ok to agree to disagree. He fought for the good of the common man believing that it would benefit his kids and grandkids in the future. The one for all; all for one philosophy. He is preceded in death by his life-long love and mother of his children; Patsy, beloved daughter; Dawn, brothers; Herman, William “Bill”, Allen Perry “Perk”, Janes Calvin “J.C.”, sisters; Lucille Blair and Ada Jane “Kit” Hicks, twin great granddaughters; Hope and Faith; special nephew; Billy Wayne Blair.

Survivors Include: 
Daughters: Lynda Lewis of Channelview
Angie Hulsey of Carthage
Christy Curry and Husband Ronnie of Carthage
Brother-in-law: Raymond Earl Massey and wife Kimberly of Pearland
Grandchildren: Cheyenne Lampley and Husband Larry of Tenaha
Tisha Galloway, James W. Schuchardt, Robert C. Schuchardt, Joshua Hulsey, Travis Curry and wife Belinda, all of Carthage, Michael P. Murphy and wife Melissa of Shepherds
Sixteen Great Grandchildren
Very Special Thanks- Karen Clifton & Hollie Adams along with past and present staff at Green Acres of Center; Dr. Jane Todd; special friend/Ombudsman, Jana Tieffenworth of Henderson.

Pallbearers: Lawrence Schubert, Garrett Soape, Grant Soape, Paul Ritter, Frank Willis, Dan Collins
Honorary Pallbearers: Raymond Earl Massey, Jonathon Cody Massey and Jimmy Lee Soape

The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. 
Family request donations be made to: The Panola County Historical & Genealogical Association / Old Jail Museum or the American Cancer Society


2/21/2010

Brandon Travis Windham, 21, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1988 in Center to Edward Williams and Donna Windham.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
MaKenna Leeann Windham of Center
Timberly Faith Windham of Center

Father, Edward Williams of Center

Mother, Donna Whittington of Center

Brother, Jeremy Whittington and wife Dena of Center

Sister, Christy Rodriguez and husband Jessie of Center

Nieces;
Emily Rodriguez of Center
Kimberly Rodriguez of Center

Grandmother, Louise Meyers of Center

Special Friend, Kara Brooke Spann of Center

Special Aunt, Anita Kelly

Special Cousins;
Joshua Kelly 
Dustin Williams

Special Close Friends;
Cory Young of Center
Bryan Sigler of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Corine Windham
Cousin, Jody Nichols

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


2/20/2010

Denny L. Adams passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Military Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904 with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2010 to 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late Robert Braxton (Bob) and Vannie Mae Samford Adams and brother of the late Oswald Vernon (Bill) Adams. He was born September 24, 1922, in Center, Texas where he lived a full and joyful life.

Denny graduated from Center High School in 1940. Like many brave Americans, he answered his nations call, enlisting and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1948 where he was a AD 1st Class. Upon returning from military service, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1953 and a Master of Education degree in 1954. During his 35 years of service as a math teacher and principal in Center ISD, Denny inspired many of his students to pursue careers in math and education. He was an active member of the Center VFW Post 8904, the Center Rotary Club and the Shelby County Democratic Party. Denny was an avid RC model airplane enthusiast, and loved to work on his property and fix just about everything on it. He is known for his tireless generosity and kindness to his many friends and family. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Watlington Adams, his daughter, Lisa and her husband, Larry Myers, and his son Randall Adams and his wife, Arcie. 
Denny is adored by his grandchildren, Wesley and his wife, Kathy Myers, Matt and his wife, Kristina Myers, Kathryn Adams and Josh Adams; and his great grandchildren, Madeline, Tanner, Taylor, Skyler, Aiden, and Dylan Myers.

Pallbearers will be Kathryn Adams, Matt Myers, Wesley Myers, Joshua Adams, Blake Adams, Jasen Watlington and Chris Watlington.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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


Louise Dalby, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born January 30, 1922 in Joaquin to Wesley Bolton and Nancy Jordan Bolton. Mrs. Dalby was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating.

Honorary pallbears will be George Matthews, Larry Warren, Jimmy Mathews, Johnny Mathews and Duane Lout.

She is survived by:
Husband, Bruce Dalby of Center
Daughters: Vicky Warren and husband George of Shelbyville and Brenda Carroll and husband Gary of Center.
Granddaughter, Jennifer Gregston of Livingston
Grandson, Danny Carroll of Thibodaux, Louisiana

And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandson, Beau Carroll
Nine Brothers and Sisters

The family would like to extend a special loving thanks to Mrs. Dalby's caregivers; Charlotte, Cindy and Marsha.

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


02/19/2010

Kenneth Ray Swint, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2010 at his home. He was born February 11, 1933 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Llewlyn Swint and Zella Lee Hutchison Swint. Mr. Swint was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. He served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Raymond Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Steve Ware, Bo Morris, Sid Leathers, John Harrington, Randy Watley, Cole Fleming, Troy Parrish and Robert Agnew. Honorary pallbearers will be Ferrell Williams, Coach Jackson, John Gibbs, James McNatt, Jerry Boone and Joe Lynn Williams.

He is survived by:

Wife, June Swint of Tenaha

Daughter, Lisa Milam of Tenaha

Son, Sam Swint & wife Shelly of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Deanne Evans & husband Ricky, Diane Swint, Brandy Eubanks & husband Jonathon, Kenny Joe Milam, Chris Pilgreen & wife Tara, Christy Berry & husband Lekebera, Billy Bob Kirby and Elizabeth Swint

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Mavis Ware & husband Leo of Dallas
Retha Ann Hammonds & husband Eddie of Tyler

Brother, Joe Swint & wife Laverne of Sunnyville

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Llewlyn & Zella Lee Swint
Son, Danny Ray Swint
Daughter-in-Law, Georgia Swint
Granddaughter, Shelly Cox
Son-in-Law, Joe Milam
Brother, Virgil Swint
Sister-in-Law, Kathryn Swint
Sister, Avinell Brown
Brother-in-Law, A.G. Brown
Father-in-Law, Bryan Leathers
Mother-in-Law, Lois Leathers

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


Freda Bowlin, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010. Funeral services for Freda (Roberts) Bowlin, 93, of Center, TX, formerly of the Buena Vista Community, Shelby County, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn, Bro. Henry Hughes, and Tim Birdwell officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowlin passed away February 18, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born April 24, 1916, in Tenaha, TX, Freda M. Bowlin was the daughter of the late Jim and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. She was a loving homemaker who was also employed at various other jobs. She was married to Ben “Jodie” Bowlin who preceded her in death on March 08, 1989.

Survivors include her son Barkley Bowlin and wife Rose of Tenaha, TX; daughters Gloria Fiedler and husband Joe of Timpson and Kathy Birdwell and husband Jimmy of Lufkin; sisters Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX, and Eva Paramore of Conroe, TX; 6 grandchildren: Michael Ray Bowlin and wife Mona, Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit, Tim Birdwell and wife Jaya, Shelly Carroll and husband Chris, Ben Fiedler and wife Robin, and Lesa Henning; 9 great grandchilden: Amber Barbee, Brooke Morrow and husband Dennis, Jameson Ritter and wife Brin, Carson Carroll, Neela Birdwell, Claire Fiedler, Candace Fiedler, Logan Henning, and Jarod Henning; 3 great great grandchildren: Devon and Caleb Morrow and Brylee Barbee

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


02/18/2010

Harold Beckett, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1926 in Nashua, Missouri to John Beckett and Fay Cruise Beckett. Mr. Beckett served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW in Liberty, Missouri, the Do-Si-Do Square Dancers and the Dutch Oven Cookers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Danny Russo officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Flora Beckett of Huxley

Son, Alan Elledge of Huxley

Granddaughter, Stacy Pope of Ft. Smith Arkansas

Grandson, Derrick Elledge of Rockwall

Three great grandchildren

Also a host of friends.

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


Evie Miller, 89, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 18, 1920 in Shelby County to Grover C. and Roxie L. (Cox) Risinger. She was a member of the Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Grover and Roxie Risinger, Husband, Belton Miller, Brother, Nath C. Risinger, Infant Brotherm Earl Risinger and Sister-in-law, Winnie Risinger.

She is survived:
Son:
Doyle Miller & Fiancé, Annie Peevy of East Hamilton
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Travis & Clara Risinger of East Hamilton
Nephews:
James Ray Risinger & wife, Mary Kay of East Hamilton
Paul Risinger & wife, Sandy of Shelbyville
J.B. Wilburn & wife, Yvonne of Mauriceville 
Nieces:
Sarah Cruse & husband, Dan 
Theresa Couvillion & husband, Mark of Houston
Louise Greer of Shelbyville
Pallbearers:
Dudley Cox, Tommy Cox, James Cox, 
James Ray Risinger, Robert Risinger and Paul Risinger

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


Clifford Netherly, 70 of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11am at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial to follow at East Liberty Cemetery. The Wake will be held 7pm to 8pm on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Hicks Mortuary.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


02/17/2010

Sammy Cook, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2010 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday February 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Frankens officiating.

He was born November 8, 1946 to George Euwell and Clara Belle (Davis) Cook. He was a member and a deacon at Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Father, George Euwell Cook and Mother and Step-Father, Clara Belle and Jewel Askew and grandparents and 2 Brothers, Junior Askew and Kenneth Askew.

He is survived by:
Lifelong Friend as a Brother:
Jimmy Jacobs of Center
2 Sisters:
Stella Baker & husband, Barry of Tenaha
Brenda Lucas & husband, Kerry of Center
Step-Son:
Charles Hightower & wife, Molly of Waco
Nieces and Nephews:
Samuel Jonathan Swann
William “Max” Swann
Steely Lucas 
Chad Sherrod
Shellie Henry
Ashley Brooks
Jonathan Brooks
Clara Askew
Kevin Askew
Step- Granddaughter:
Cheyenne Hightower 
Special Friend:
Cindi Byrd
Great Nieces and Nephews:
Drew Henry, Macee Henry, Dawson Williams, Riley Sherrod, Kace Sherrod,
Lexie Jo Sherrod, Kaleb Swann and Brooklynn Swann

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


Funeral services for Osborn "O.J." Watson, 91, of Huntington will be held Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Reverend Kevin Otto and Reverend Martin Doran officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. Watson was born September 26, 1918 in Tenaha, Texas to the late Lizzie Mae (Patterson) and Jasper Ward Watson, and died Monday, February 15, 2010 in a local nursing home.

A former resident of Pasadena, Mr. Watson had resided in Huntington for 25 years. He attended Texas A&M University for two years, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Watson served during the World War II and was stationed in Archer Field, Brisbane, Australia, where he met his wife of 67 years, then in Lae, New Guinea. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Braniff Airlines at Love Field in Dallas and Bayport Aviation in La Porte, which he eventually became the owner of. Mr. Watson retired to Huntington to be near Lake Sam Rayburn. He was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Watson of Huntington; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Janie Watson of Fort Worth and Doyle and Rhonda Watson of Kingwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Otto of Manvel, Ruth Anne and Walter Shugart of Waxahachie and Tracey and Ronnie Martens of Deer Park; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;brother, Clifton Wayne "Jake" Watson of Tenaha; sisters and brothers-in-law Claudie Rae and Billy Wayne Hairgrove of Tyler and Bobbie Ruth and Dean Veatch of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his infant son, David Osburn Watson; son-in-law, Gary Todd Otto; daughter-in-law, Jeri Watson; great-grandaughter, Kelsey Emblem; brothers, Dewey Watson, Winton Watson, and Billy Joe Watson; sister, Burnett Boyer.

Pallbearers will be Derek Martens, Steven Shugart, Charles Shugart, Jason Watson, Ryan Watson, Adam Watson, Casey Otto, and Jeffry Otto.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 630636, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Huntington.


02/16/2010

Callye Vaughn Lynch, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home. She was born June 8, 1916 in Shelby County to George William Vaughn and Mary Ann Buckley Vaughn. Ms. Lynch was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Lynch, Jeremy Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Truman Wimberly, Bobby Daw and Jack A. Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Hebert Elliott, A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, Weldon Tamplin, John Garner and Lynn Raymond.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Ottis Lynch & wife Kathy of Pearland
Jerry Lynch & wife Donna of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Doris Lynch Broussard & husband Darrell of Houston
Carolyn Lynch Nunez of Houston

Grandchildren:
Richard Lynch & wife Claire
Stephanie Broussard
Jeremy Lynch
Ryan Lynch

Great Grandchildren:
Jacob Lynch
Emilie Lynch

Sister, Alma Wimberly of Shreveport

Sister-in-Law, Faye Daw of Shelbyville

Special Friend, Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Husband, S.J. Lynch
Daughter, Diann Lynch

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


02/15/2010

James Douglas Smith, 52 of Center, passed away February 12, 2010 in Center, Texas. James Douglas Smith was born June 7, 1957 in Shreveport, LA to Melvin and Janie Lou (Morrell) Smith.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA with Reverend Jackie Meeks officiating. Interment to follow at Longstreet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 15, 2010 from 5pm until 9pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his son - Ricky Smith, son - David Smith, daughter - Angela Jordan, son - William Smith, mother - Janie Ward, brother - Charles Smith, sisters - Mary Smith, Melba Rasmussen and Elizabeth Smith, brother - Robert Smith and eight grandchildren. Close family members are pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


Robert Earl “Pete” Oates, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Melba Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m. until service time.

He was born July 13, 1923 to Robert Henry and Beulah (Broadway) Oates. He was a member of Willow Grove Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Beulah Oates, Wife, Francis Christian Oates, 5 Brothers, Cisero, John, Getha, Stuart, and Steve Oates, and 4 Sisters, Janie Agnew, Julia Johnson, Ethel Jowell & Beulah Watson.

He is survived:
3 Sisters:
Iva Hurst of Tyler
Betty Williams of Longview
Bobbie Coffman & husband, Robert of New Caney
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Pallbearers:
John Elms, Gene Hutto, Steve Garrett,
Steve Watson, Bob Williams and Kelly Coffman

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


Marcell Hagler, 87, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born October 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Viking Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Himmel officiating.

Pallbearers will be Colton Hagler, Travis Hagler, Randy Hagler, Gary Hagler, Kevin Hagler and Rick Hagler.

She is survived by:

Husband, Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, Louisiana

Sons:
Gary Hagler & wife Holly of Keithville, Louisiana
Rick Hagler & wife Julie of Karnack
Kevin Hagler & wife Cindy of Elysian Fields

Six Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones
Sons, Eugene Edward Hagler
Brother, Arlon Jones

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


02/12/2010

Janice Raye Hairgrove, 57, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at her home. She was born January 13, 1952 in Center to Billy Wayne "B.W." Hairgrove and Claudia Raye Watson Hairgrove. Janice was a graduate of SFA, with multiple degrees in computer science and health and physical science. At the time of her illness, she was employed by the US Department of Agriculture as a network engineer in national telecommunication services.

Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Russell Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ben Hairgrove, Mark Hairgrove, Stan Watson, John Watson, Tom Hairgrove, Joe Parker and Jackie Mayfield.

She is survived by:
Parents, Billy Wayne "B.W." and Claudia Ray Watson

Brothers: 
Wayne Hairgrove and wife Lou Ann of Gordon
Larry Hairgrove and wife, Geraldine of Fulshear

Nieces and Nephews:
Katie Peterson and husband Jeff of Magnolia
Ben Hairgrove and wife Dana of Arlington
Laura Hairgrove of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mark Hairgrove of San Jose, California

Great Niece and Nephew:
Logan Peterson of Magnolia 
Anna Peterson of Magnolia

Dear Friend, Sarah Hall of Ft. Collins, Colorado

Memorial donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund at SFA, Women's Athletic Department, PO Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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


02/11/2010

Clara L. Griffin, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1917 in Center. Ms. Griffin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Robert Griffin, David Griffin, Jason Griffin, Rusty Griffin, Ray Griffin, and Hardy Meredith.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Richard Griffin & wife Mary Ann of Center
Bobby Griffin & wife Sandy of Lufkin
Jerry Griffin & wife Phyllis of Joaquin
Dannie Griffin of Houston

Grandchildren:
Robert Griffin & wife Melody
David Griffin
Jeri Danese Meredith & husband Hardy
Ray Griffin & wife Keri
Jana Poole & husband David
Jennifer Griffin
Jason Griffin & wife Holly
Rusty Griffin

Eight Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by: 
Husband, Dick Griffin

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


Daniel Wayne Oliver, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Leighton Lloyd officiating.

Born November 05, 1934, in Tenaha, TX, Daniel Wayne Oliver was the son of the late John Wesley and Elva (Forsyth) Oliver. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1952 and was a molder for Midcontinent Steel for 20 years and retired from Southwest Canners in Nacogdoches, TX. He and Margaret Witherspoon were married on June 26, 1966, and she survives him.

Also surviving are daughter Andrea Oliver of Timpson; son Mark Oliver and wife Randee of Mt. Enterprise; son Justin Oliver and wife Rebecca of Timpson; grandchildren: Rebekah Kimzey, Kirsten Kimzey, Aislynn Kimzey, Devin Kimzey, Paul Oliver, Ryan Oliver, Alyssa Oliver, and Gretta Oliver; brother John Oliver and wife Jeanette of Tenaha; sisters Nelda Shillings Brown and husband Eugene of Center, Doris Grace and husband Robert of Onalaska, Ruth Gandy of Conroe, and Winniebeth Oliver of San Augustine; mother-in-law Mary Neill of Timpson; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Goff of Longview.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


02/10/2010

Leland Max Menefee, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at a Dallas hospital. He was born May 9, 1943 in Nacogdoches to Max Menefee & Charlcye Parker Menefee. Mr. Menefee was a former bank director at Gladewater National Bank. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Rev. Steve Packer officiating. Interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park in Gladewater.

Pallbearers will be Edd Long, Christopher Long, Dallas Long, Jason King, Jimmy Woods and Shane Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Pilgrim, Larry Lyons, Mickey Browning, Bob Browning, Bernard Metcalf and Joe Fitts.

He is survived by:

Wife, Peggy Dees Menefee of Mt. Pleasant

Daughters:
Kris Rash & husband Rev. Lamar of Center
Kelly Foehner & husband Rick of Shelbyville

Son, Chad Menefee & wife Claudia of Mt. Pleasant

Mother, Charlcye Menefee of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Daniel Lamar Rash
Katie Rash
Alayna Rash
Krystina Foehner Lout & husband Juston of Center
Blaine Foehner
Cade Foehner
Nashae Menefee Toumey

Brothers:
Joe Menefee & wife Donna of Mt. Pleasant 
Mitch Menefee & wife Shannon of Tenaha

Sister, Melissa Covington & husband James Paul of Nacogdoches

Six Nephews, Six Nieces

Also a number of cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, Max Menefee

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


Clara Ruth Nixon, age 69 of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 8, 2010. She is preceded in death by her mother, Oma Seber; and brothers, J.E. Seber and Albert Lee Seber; and is survived by her father, Archie C. Seber; sons, Michael and Raymond Nixon; daughter, Annette Bigger; brother, Archie C. Seber Jr. and wife Caroline; sister, Lucille Lewis and husband E.R. Lewis Jr.; and 5 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 5 to 8pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

Video Tribute & Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com


02/09/2010

Samantha Jo Frazier, 19, of Center, TX, passed away February 07, 2010, in Center, TX. Funeral services for Ms. Frazier will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. John Richerson and Bro. Travis Lunsford officiating. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX.

Born August 13, 1990, in Henderson, TX, Samantha was the daughter of Ben and Tammy (Beard) Frazier.

Preceded in death by brother Dustin Hollnagel.

Survivors include her son Kayden Carl Haessly; Justin Haessly, fiance and father of Kayden; parents Ben and Tammy Frazier of Timpson; brothers Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass and Thomas Frazier of Douglass; sisters Kelly Frazier of Douglass and Kelsey Frazier of Timpson; grandparents: Sherry Castleberry and husband Lee of Timpson, Carl Lavon and Jean Beard of Houston; great grandmother Pauline Sunday of Carlisle, TX; nieces Chrissy and Hannah Hollnagel and BryLee and Bree Anna Green; nephews Ricky Carrol, Noah Hollnagel, Keith Frazier, C.J. Hollnagel, Colten Frazier, Collan Frazier, and Guy Franzier; special friend Angela Haessy and her children Tre Burns, and Jayden and Jordan Burse.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Fred McLeod, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.

Services will 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Barksdale Air force Honor Guard Team. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 2, 1931 to Lindsey and Verna (Baldree) McLeod. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1950. He is retired from the US Air force as a Senior Master Sgt. He owned and operated Big M Trading Post and he served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years and he loved to Bird Hunt.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lindsey and Verna McLeod and Wife, Reba McLeod.

He is survived by:
Special Friend:
Bettie Rozell of Tyler
Brother:
Glenn McLeod & wife, Betty of Longview
Sisters:
Dorothy Hull of Carthage
Ruth Spradley of Kilgore
Niece “Child”- 
Jean Stevens & husband, Bob of Nacogdoches
Great Niece and Nephew “Grandchildren”:
Bryan Byrd & Shelly Watson of Nacogdoches
Special Great Great Niece:
Sydney 
Special Nephew:
Randy Hughes & Son, Aaron of Center
Nieces and Nephews:
Ronnie Hughes of California 
Gary Hughes
Mitch McLeod & Daughters, Maggie & Molly of Beaumont 
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim & Children, Shon & Katy of Hallsville
Judy Brown of Spring
Joe Hull of Carthage
Kay Thompson of Carthage
Buddy Spradley of Houston
Robbie Spradley of Victoria
Numerous Other Family Members and Friends

Pallbearers:
Mike McLeod, Randy Hughes, Gary Hughes,
Bryan Byrd, Bobbie Collins and Tommy Collins

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


Perry Allen “Papa” Cassell, 59, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born August 20, 1950 in Center to Leon Cassell and Bernice Hitt Cassell. Mr. Cassell was a member of the King's Temple United Pentecostal Church in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hudspeth and Bro. John Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Harbison, Mike Cassell, Clifton Porter, Gene Marshall, David Lout, Chad Adams, Solomon Cassell, Sammy O’Rear and Gabriel Cassell.

He is survived by:

Wife, Penny Porter Cassell of Keithville

Son, James Cassell & wife Bridget of Keithville

Daughter, Melanie Holloway & husband Keith of Keithville

Grandchildren:
Noah Cassell Holloway, Jacob Cassell and Melina Holloway

Brother, David Cassell & wife Beth of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mary Beth Cassell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Leon & Bernice Hitt Cassell
Brother, Walter Cassell
Brother-in-Law, Larry Porter

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


Archie Fedrick Spurlock, 83, of Westminster, CA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital. He was born October 20, 1926 at home near Paxton, Texas to John Thomas Spurlock and Myrtle Robertson Spurlock. He was raised in Shelby County, TX. He served in the US Navy February, 1945 to July, 1969) for 24 years and was on active duty during WWII, Korea, and the Viet Nam conflicts.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Advantage Memorial Home at 627 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 for his family and friends in California. Final interment and a graveside service will be held at Ramah Cemetery in Shelby County, TX on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

He is survived by:

His wife of 44 years,
Alyce Jean (Dittmer) Spurlock of Westminster, CA

His children:
Son, Kevin Spurlock
Daughter, Tamara Aden & husband Todd
Son, Kirk Spurlock & wife, Sonya
Son, Patrick Spurlock & wife, Debbie

His grandchildren
Jason Aden, Lauren Aden, Allison Spurlock, Emily Spurlock, Jarrett Spurlock, Mason Spurlock

His brother, Burk Spurlock & wife, Rachel

Archie was preceded in death:
Siblings: Brother, Doyle Spurlock and Sister, Marilyn Kimbrell

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


02/08/2010

Lla Faye Hawks, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2010 in Spring, Texas.
Her family was by her side as she made her peaceful entry into Heaven.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Scott Jones and Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She is survived by her son Michael Allen McDonald and wife of Patsy of Spring, Texas; four step-daughters, Amy Burgess and Haskell of Shreveport,LA; Sharon Engelhard and husband Earl of Davidsonville, MD; Charlene Laxton and husband Jim of Lake Jackson, Texas; Susan Lindaood and husband Steve of Clear Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Brent McDonald and wife Paige, Misti Jones, Cheryl Laxton, Lauren Laxton, Darren Lindamood, Shannon Lindamood, Amy Ann Brassieur and husband Ray, Alison Burgess, John Burgess and wife Barbara; great grandchildren, Larndon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Madison Jones, Stephanie Brassieur, and CeCe Burgess; sister, Jennie Sarver of Orange, Texas; brothers, Bob Crump of Timpson, Texas and Bill Crump of Hallsville, Texas.

Faye is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Minnie Crump; husband, Allen Burton McDonald and CharleHawk; son, Patrick McDonald; brother, Bud Crump; sisters, Winnie Mae Perkins, Maudell Brittain and Tenney Green; grandson, Justin Jones.

Faye was born on July 8, 1919 to Joseph and Minnie Crump. She was born at home on the family farm in the small Silas community. Faye worked in the shipyards during WWII and learned to become a welder to earn an income. She married a fellow welder, Allen Burton McDonald, and they had two sons together. There was no better example of a wife and mother Faye. Later in life, she married Charles Hawks. She embraced his children as if they were hers and loved them with a mother's love.

Cooking and sewing were two of her favorite hobbies, and she did them both exceptionally well, and she loved to do them for family and friends alike. Faye was also a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Orange, Texas. The Braille ministry was one of the ministries that she was involved in for many years.

Lla Faye Hawks was a compassionate woman who had a gentle and graceful spirit about her. She leaves a wonderful legacy of family behind her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but Heaven has just received a wonderful new addition.

Donations in honor of Faye Hawks may be made to Lighthouse Hospice. Lighthouse Hospice, 14011 Park Dr., Step. 201 Tomball, Texas 77377.


02/06/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Taylor Ross, age 68, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Central Baptist Church in Carthage with Dr. William Everett and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Fenton Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, TX. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. After a courageous battle with leukemia, Taylor passed away on Friday night, Feb. 5, 2010, at the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Taylor Ross was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Center, TX to Fisher O’Brien and Clyda Mae Taylor Ross. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1960, and attended Panola College. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He married Janette Twink Sitton on Nov. 28, 1974, in Center. Taylor worked for AT&T as a systems technician for over 40 years, retiring in 2009. He loved music, travel, photography, his church, and his family, especially his grandchildren. In 1984, he moved to Carthage from Longview and was an active and faithful member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Co-Ed Sunday School Class. Taylor was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Fisher Ross.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Twink Sitton Ross of Carthage; his mother, Ned Ross of Jacksonville; one daughter, Susannah Caroline Ross Romero and husband Joseph Waymon of Carthage; two grandchildren, Joseph Taylor Romero and Madison Caroline Romero both of Carthage; one brother, James Thomas Ross of Dallas; one sister, Cynthia Ross Vermie and husband John of Dallas; four nieces; and one great-niece. Numerous other relatives and many friends also survive Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Wade Arnold Fox, Vance E. Hancock, Jerry Tilton Hanszen, Dr. J. David Holcomb, C.G. Javellana, Robert Dawson Sitton, and John Randall Taylor.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jason Ashford Holcomb, Trace David Holcomb, Keri Lane McKinney, Joseph Taylor Romero, Joseph Waymon Romero, Madison Caroline Romero, James Thomas Ross, Kelly Taylor Simmons, Joseph Henry Sitton, John Brandon Taylor, John Justin Taylor, and the Deacons of Central Baptist Church.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Missions, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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


02/05/2010

Patricia Cantrell, 67, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, February 05, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

No services are planned at this time. Her wishes were to be cremated.

She was born March 7, 1942 to Charles Leonard and Wanda Louise (Walker) Hackler. She was a Prison Guard for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Wanda Hackler.

She is survived by:
Son:
Derrick Cantrell & wife, Cyndie of Nacogdoches
Son:
Robert Babic & wife, Dee Dee of Temple
Daughter:
Lisa Fisher & husband, Lee of Temple
5 Grandchildren:
Kourtney & Jamyz Cantrell
Ashley, Brandon & Chloe

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


Funeral services for Dora Lynn Boyd, 45, of Mount Enterprise, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise with Rev Darrel Owens and Jordan Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Heights Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

Miss Boyd died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at ETMC Henderson. She was born Dec. 15, 1964, in Pasadena, Texas and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a sheriff's assistant secretary with the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department. She was a Sunday School teacher.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise.

She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Clayton and Dora Baker and Alvin and Julia Boyd; uncles, Lynn Baker and Charlie Baker.

Survivors include: parents, James "Buzzy" Boyd and wife Mary of Mount Enterprise; brothers, James Alvin Boyd of Danville, KY. and Randy Boyd and wife Amber of Mount Enterprise; sister, Tammy Sallee and husband Bobby of Mount Enterprise; nephews and nieces, Steven Sallee, Channing Rogers, Trevor Sallee, Macie Boyd, Jesse Boyd, Brooklyn Boyd, Cody Boyd and Jacob Boyd; great-nephew, Josiah Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Ricki Keeling, Kyle Keeling, R.D. Whitner, Johnny Penney, Marty Grounds and Johnny Fryman.

If desired, memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 202 West 1st and Gregg St., Mount Enterprise, TX 75681.


Guadalupe Saenz Rodriguez, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday February 4, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Lee Saenz officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 28, 1940 to Eduardo and Guadalupe (Herrera) Saenz. She was a member of Centro De Vida Cristiana.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eduardo and Guadalupe Saenz, Sister, Delia Saenz Martinez and Sister, Dora Mejorado.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Arnulfo Rodriguez of Joaquin
Brothers:
Edward Saenz & wife, Rosa of Raymondville
Enrique Saenz & wife, Janie of Raymondville
Barney Saenz & wife, Ruby of Tyler
Art Saenz & wife, Diane of Sebastian
Ernesto Saenz & wife, Becky of Raymondville
Sisters:
Janie Saenz of Florida
Mercedes Tristan & husband, Fernando Jr. of Nacogdoches
Local Nephews & Nieces:
Lee Saenz & wife, Tracy of Center
Christina Hudspeth & husband, Yancy of Center
Annette Saenz Montemayor & husband, Aaron of Martinsville
Priscilla Saenz Smith & husband, Mike of Lufkin
Frank Ortega of Florida
Marlinda Saenz Lowes of Colorado

Pallbearers:
Vicente Saenz, Fernando Tristan, Frank Ortega, Ricky Saenz, Jr.,
Austin Saenz and Quincy Hudspeth

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


02/03/2010

Graveside service for Jack A. Clark, 63, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday,
February 06, 2010, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX. Mr. Clark passed away 
February 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born June 30, 1946, in Shreveport, LA, Jack A. Clark was the son of the late Oris and Lois 
(Agnew) Clark. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1964 and attended Panola College
and Stephen F. Austin State University. While attending SFASU, he met and married Betty Clifton
on June 6, 1968. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters’ Union.

Survivors include his daughter Wendy Cook and husband Neil of Austin, TX; grandson Collin Cook
of Austin; sister Patsy Ruth Clark of Center, TX; aunt Lois Ross of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Clifton Clark, brother Jerry Clark, and sister Gwyneth Clark.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, February 05, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. 

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served
by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


Funeral for Lamerle Whitehead, 85, of Timpson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with the Rev. Mike Fodge and the Rev. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Whitehead died Jan. 30, 2010, in Corbin, Ky. She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Shelby County. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison


02/01/2010

Noon on Friday, January 30, 2010, James Henry Taylor, passed away from life on Earth at age 102. James Henry Taylor was born September 12, 1907, in Pelican, Louisiana to John Henry and Amanda Martin Taylor. He attended school in Oak Grove, Louisiana and after graduation was an instructor in the Air Force. He was a barber for over 30 years and was interested in all sports. He was an avid fisherman of fish as well as men as a Christian witness serving as a Gideon in jail ministry, church deacon, and men’s Sunday School class teacher for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Clarice Helen Bowden Taylor, in May of 1998, an infant daughter Wanda Faye, and a son Jimmy Demar Taylor.

He is survived by son and wife Calvin and Barbara Taylor of Shelbyville, Texas, granddaughter Carrie Amanda Taylor of Milo, Iowa, and grandson and wife Brian and Angel Taylor and great-granddaughter Avery Grace Taylor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For the past three years, James was a resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center, Texas where he has been known by many as he rode around in a red wheel chair. Even before he was a resident; he visited frequently because he said “those old people needed someone to talk to.” He had a great sense of humor and a vitality for life. As a friend at Pine Grove expressed “he will not soon be forgotten.” 

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 4 to 8pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral Services for James Henry Taylor will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 10:00am at the Mt.Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, Louisiana with Rev. Dennis LaFleur and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be deacons and members of the Mt. Olivet men’s Sunday School class.



 

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01/31/10

M.C. “Joe” Snider, 81, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father Jose Luis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will immediately follow in the Chapel.

He was born August 6, 1928 to M.T. and Ophelia (Vaughn) Snider in Huxley. He served our country as a Sergeant First Class in the army from 1948 to 1959 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for RCA Corporation along with NASA for many years, traveling and living in various places such as Alaska, Italy, Germany and Virginia. He and his family returned to Texas in 1977 where he worked at Olds Supermart. After “retiring”, he began working at Wal-Mart in Center where he enjoyed seeing and visiting many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia “Pat” Snider, Parents, M.T. and Ophelia Snider, Sister, Bernice Snider, Brother, Eugene Snider and Son-in-law, Richard Freeman of Raleigh, NC.

He is survived by:
Children:
Therese Snider Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Beth Stroope & husband, Ray of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan & husband, John of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell & husband, Jeff of Center
Melissa Jernigan & husband, James of Shelbyville
Sisters:
Lousie Mitchell and Novie Williamson of Orange
Sister-in-law:
Mary McCollum of Center
Grandchildren:
Colby Freeman & wife, Amy of Raleigh, NC
Nicole Finley & husband, Scott of Raleigh, NC
Adam, Trey & Jacob Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Callie Jamison & husband, Lance of Shelbyville
Russell Stroope & wife, Chaney of Carthage
Taylor & Morgan Jernigan of Huxley
Michelle & Justin Bridwell of Center
Jessica Hopkins & husband, Tim of Center
Hannah Jernigan and fiancé Cory Collins, and Michael Jernigan of Shelbyville
Great Grandchildren:
Jackson, William & Charlotte Freeman, Blake Finley, Bradley Jamison, Isabell Stroope, Jayda & Riley Hopkins 
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell, James Jernigan, Russell Stroope, Michael Jernigan, Justin Bridwell, Tim Hopkins and Lance Jamison
Honorary Pallbearers:
Cory Collins, Colton Bragg and Luc Allen

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


Gertie Amburn Leach, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 21, 1934 to Rube and Lena (Crawford) Amburn. She worked as a USDA Poultry Inspector for 40 years and she was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rube and Lena Amburn, Husband, Ferrell Leach, 5 Brothers, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn, Doug Amburn and David Amburn, 4 Brothers-in-law, Dick Leach, Sid Leach, Bear Leach and Shot Leach, and Sister-in-law, Ann Warren.


She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Rita Tate & husband, Travis of Timpson
Ginger Borders & husband, Brian of Center

Grandchildren:
Amanda Kirby & husband, Kris of Center
Benjamin Odom & wife, Happy of Timpson
Luke Odom of Houston
Bria & Nolan Borders of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Madison Grace Kirby, Slade Kirby
Corben Odom and Hannah Odom

Brothers & Sisters:
Pat Hardy & husband Ray of San Augustine
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Tommy Amburn & wife, Shirley of Center
Maxie Chumley & husband, Keith of San Augustine
Billy Amburn & wife, Barbara of Center
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Kenneth & Lavelle Watlington of Center
Thelma Leach of San Augustine 

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Family Member: Crystal Nash 

Pallbearers: Keith Amburn, Les Amburn, Tommy Lee Amburn, Michael Ferrell Amburn, Andy Amburn, Jack Amburn, Billy Vonne Waller, Rodney Waller and Sheldon Hardy

Honorary Pallbearers: Kenneth Leach, Dennis Amburn, Wayne Amburn, Rick Amburn, Jerry Amburn, Robert Amburn, Kelly Amburn, Raymond Amburn, Tim Hardy and Lucas Robbins

In Lieu Family Requests donations be made to Neuville Baptist Church

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

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


Hugh Smith, 79 of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond A. Boulter, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday February 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 11, 1930 to Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Texas. He was a chemist for Armco in Houston for 30 years. He served in the US Navy for 4 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Centerville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith.

He survived by:
Wife:
Jane Smith of Center
Son:
Gerald Smith & wife, Veronica of Katy
Daughter:
Sandy Flinn & husband, Jeff of Houston
2 StepSons:
Allen Hogan & wife Debra of Center
Jeff Hogan & wife Kassie of Centerville
Grandchildren:
Brandon Smith of San Marcus
Breanna Smith of Katy
Jason Machos of Houston
Stefanie Berry of San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Youngblood & husband Phillip of Center
Megan Mince & husband, Brandon of Center
Brittney Hogan of Center
Kelly Weiler & husband Justin of Centerville
Samantha Bailey & husband Brad of Centerville
Great Grandchildren:
Ryleigh Berry, Claire Berry 
Ryleigh Youngblood and Whitley Youngblood
Trenton Hogan Weiler
Brother:
John Smith & wife Kim of Marquez
Sister: 
Yvonne Raegan & husband, Erwin of Marquez

Pallbearers:
Phillip Youngblood, Brandon Smith, KC Campbell, Brandon Mince, Jason Machos and Charles Hadley

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


Raymond Baylor, 81 of Center formerly of La Grange, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be under the direction of Koenig-Strickland of La Grange, Texas.

Local survivors include:
Wife:
Loretta Baylor of Center


01/30/10

Funeral services for Bobbie Lynn (Neill) Carlton, 57, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM,
Monday, February 1, 2010, at Stockman Community Church, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Cliff 
Hughes and Rev. James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.
Ms. Carlton passed away January 27, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 20, 1953, in Center, TX, Bobbie Lynn Carlton was the daughter of the late James Ray “Goat” Neill and Leoma (Powers) Neill. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and was the 
owner of Lil Goat’s One Stop store in the Stockman Community of Shelby County. She was also a 
member of ABBA.

Survivors include son Richard Hattaway of Timpson; mother Leoma Neill of Timpson; brother 
Jimmy Hopkins and wife Pam of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bobbie was
preceded in death by her father James Ray “Goat” Neill.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey
condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75957. 


Joy Hribal, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. L.D. Eddins officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 21, 1930 to James Roscoe and Evie Lee (Dean) McSwain. She worked as real estate broker and worked for American Can Co. in Houston & Kansas City, Missouri and she was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Evie McSwain, Husband, Chester “Chet” Hribal, Daughter, Sherry Luman Schump, Brother, James Lee McSwain, Sister, Marye Helon Danley and Brother-in-law, Eugene Danely.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Jamey Dean Hribal & wife, Sonya of Tyler
Chet Hribal, Jr. & wife, Sheri of Center
Step-Daughter:
Kay Wilkinson of Dallas
Grandchildren:
Shana LeeAnn Bay, Cristian Leslie Green
Jamie Leach, Christopher, Dylan & Joy Hribal
Sarah & Darian Hribal 
Edward Wilkinson & Beverly Dow
Great Grandchildren:
Braylon Hribal 
Numerous other Step Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.C. McSwain & wife, Venorah of Center
Sister-in-law:
Mildred McSwain of Center

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


01/29/10

Mrs. Jessie Logan, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. from 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 2, 1951 to Jacob and Frances (Hurst) Lavigne.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Frances Lavigne and Son, Damon Tucker.

She is survived by:
Father & Stepmother:
Jake & Sarah Lavigne of the James Community
Husband:
Mike Logan of Joaquin
Daughter:
Kimberly Tucker of Hallettsville
Son:
Dean Tucker of Joaquin
3 Grandchildren:
Jacobs Cruse 
Jessica Tucker 
Tiara Williams
Sister:
Rose Mary Davis of Center
Brother:
Jay Lavigne of Shreveport
Sister:
Connie Lavigne of the James Community
Brother:
Jason Scott Lavigne of Belguim 
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Lewis Henry Bussey, Jr, 54 of Timpson, departed this life on January 21, 2010 at the East Texas Medical center in Tyler, Texas. Lewis was born September 15, 1955 in Center, Texas to the parentage of Lewis and Mavet Bussey. He joined the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was employed in the Paint and Body business for many years.

Services were held Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Minister Cassandra Bering officiating, Minister James Mosley as Master of Ceremony, and Rev. Vertis Norman, Pastor. Interment was a Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He was preceeded in death by his mother and father and childre, Ranada, Lanetria, Alexander, Lakeitha, and Jasmine.

He leaves to mourn; 
his children, Lewis Bussey of Oklahoma, Stephan Yarbrough, JaCory Bussey, Carmen Bussey, Antonio Yarbrough, Brittany Bussey, Jacob Bussey, Christopher Bussey, Allen Bussey all of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lashonna Caraway, Derrick Rhodes, Johnathan Bussey, Marquise Bussey, JaKelvin Bussey all of Timpson, Texas and Monica Bell of Garrison, Texas;
one sister, Melba Tomacen of Malakoff, Texas;

one niece, Ticara Buckner of Tyler, Texas;
twenty-six grandchildren;
a special friend, Stephanie Adams;
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Mattie Zelma Bearden, daughter of the late Virgil and Ida (Crawford) Ramsey, was born on November 11, 1916 in Panola County, Texas and passed away on January 26, 2010 at her residence in Springfield, Missouri following a short illness. She was 93 years of age.

Zelma grew up in the Timpson, Texas area and attended school in Carlisle, Texas. She was united in marriage to Marvin James Bearden on March 10, 1932 in Bethany, Louisiana. One son was born to this union. They made their home in Texas for many years and moved to the Mtn. Grove, Missouri area late in the year 2000 to be near their son, Ramsey and his family. Mr. Bearden passed away on April 29, 2001.

Zelma moved to Springfield, Missouri following the passing of her son, Ramsey, who passed away on May 1, 2004.

In her spare time, Zelma enjoyed bird watching, painting, doing genealogy, and collecting knick- knacks. She liked all kinds of animals and she also loved to travel. She was a friend to all and enjoyed living life to its fullest.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and visiting with those around her.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending as long as her health permitted.

Besides her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Lamar Ramsey and Allen Ramsey; and by a sister-in-law: Lilla Frances Ramsey.

She is survived by two grandchildren: Brad Bearden and his wife, Brittany, of Neosho, Missouri, and Ms. Amy M. Bearden of Springfield, Missouri; two great-grandchildren: Spencer Bearden and Ainsley Bearden; one brother: Clifford A. Ramsey of Abilene, Texas; a sister-in-law: Mabel Ramsey of Tyler, Texas; and other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.

Online Condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com

Funeral services for Mattie Zelma Bearden were held on Friday, January 29, 2:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Ray Bradley, accompanied by Rhonda Hurtt, sang “In The Garden,” and “Rock Of Ages.” Pallbearers were Terry Ramsey, Steve Ramsey, Jerry Conner, Andy Kjellberg, Brad Bearden and Paul Ramsey. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

The family requests that donations/contributions be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus c/o the funeral home.


Bessie Mae Wiggins, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Victoria. She was born October 16, 1926 in Shelby County to George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn. Ms. Wiggins was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Wiggins, Bennie Cunningham, Darren Wiggins, Clint Wiggins, Paul Wiggins, Jessie Wiggins, and Brandon Cunningham.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Dorthy Mae Cunningham & husband Bill of Victoria

Son, James E. Wiggins & wife Jeannine of Center

Five Grandchildren

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Minnie Myers of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn
Husband, Everett Wiggins
Daughter, Billie Sue Wiggins
Five Brothers, One Sister

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


David Carl, 65 of Center, passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2010 in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral Services for Mr. David Carl will be Saturday January 30, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Lone Star Baptist Church Center, TX. Mr. Carl was born June 23, 1944 to Mr. Wallace Albert (Deceased) and Mrs. Ethel Carl.

He is Survived by his Mother, Ethel Carl of Center, TX, One Son, Michael Carl of Lenexa, KS, One Daughter Jean Carl of Shawnee, KS, Brothers: Philip Carl (Patty) Lenexa, KS, Daniel Carl (Patsy) of Center, TX. Sister Carla Noble (Larry) of Freeport, TX, Caryn Fenton (Johnny) Freeport, TX, Nancy Harcrow of Center, TX.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX.


George Raymond “Jake” Bowden, age 81, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010. He was born in Tenaha, Texas on October 25, 1928 to Willie Eugene and Mabel Cornella Bowden who preceded him in death along with his wife, Dub Hair-Bowden; and brothers, King Bowden and Jimmy Bowden. He served our country from 1945 to 1949 in the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his daughters, Lea Goodrum, Gayle Lee, Deborah Connors; son, Terry Bowden; brother, James Bowden; grandchildren, Heather, Brandy, Wendy, Katy, Amanda, Jake, Coty; great-grandchildren, Maison, Tate, Hailey, Parks, Cason, River, Kember, Graham, Justice, and Scout; his special friends, Vonda, Josh and Ada and the ladies at Ada’s house; numerous nieces, nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends beyond measure.

Please join us for visitation being held Saturday, January 30, 2010, 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Temporary Bldg., 103 E. Crockett, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Preston Bostwick will preside over funeral services being held Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas, with interment immediately following at Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery.


Rigo Pina, 29, of Center, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010 in Rusk County. He was born January 6, 1981 in Nacogdoches to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Pepe Pina, Derrick Pina, Michael Harvey, Ricky Pina and Keith P. Simms.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr.
Pepe Pina of Tyler
Derrick Pina of Center

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Corrigan
Jennie Pina of Lufkin
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville

Father, Raul Pina of Louisiana

Special Nephew, Keith P. Simms of Jacksonsville

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Aunts:
Martha Simms of Center
Amelia Short of Tampa, Florida

Cousins:
Michael Harvey of Center
Christopher Harvey of Amarillo
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvey of Nacogdoches
Maria Folsom of Jasper
Jose Pina, Jr. of Tampa, FL
Ramon Pina of Tampa, FL
Sara Pina of Tampa, FL

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Grandmothers, Esther Lee Simms and Maria Pina
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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


Albert Earl Rushing, 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 21, 1944 in San Augustine to Albert Rushing and Dura Mae Wheeler. Mr. Rushing served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war were he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He later served in the national guard for a number of years. Mr. Rushing was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sandy Little officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Parents, Albert & Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing of Center

Wife, Maria Abbitt of Center

Daughters:
Tammy Hagler & husband Randy of Center
Michelle Whinery & husband Coy of Lufkin

Sons:
Curtis Albert Rushing & wife Tia of Arkansas
Michael Dale Schulz & wife April of Houston
Jonathon Albert Ray Rushing of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Ashley Parker, Alysse Hagler, Keith Michael, Albert Schulz, Christian Rushing, Tanner Rushing, Westin Gibson Rushing, Matesha McDaniel, Melinda Farmer, William Jacob Campbell, Mary Whinery, Shyla Whinery

Great Grandchildren:
Dylan Parker, Lane Parker, Shon Parker

Brothers:
Bill Hugh William Rushing & wife JoAnn of Center
Nicky Leon Rushing & wife Donna of Hardin

Sisters:
Sue Francine Gardner & husband Don of Center
Norma Jean Runnels of Center
Anita Jackson & husband Larry of Center
Sherry Lynn Parks & husband Charles of Center

Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.E. & Frances Valley Wheeler

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


01/27/10

Leslie Lorenzo Driver 43, of Center, TX, passed away January 23, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held Saturday January 30, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Sid Roberts Funeral Home. 

Mr. Driver was born October 17, 1966 to The late Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Irene Driver. He was the sixth of eight children. He received his formal education in the Nacogdoches Independent School District, where he was an active member of the football and baseball team. He was employed by Tyson Foods Inc. where he worked as a truck driver. 

Mr. Driver is survived by his mother, Irene Driver of Nacogdoches, TX, 4 Children, 2 Grandchildren, 7 siblings, 8 nephews and 9 nieces.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX


01/26/10

Deloris Hughes, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1933 in Shelby County to Willis Livingston and Lois Ford Livingston. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, Ryan Chandler, Zach Warr, Bo Chandler, Maxie Eaves and Tom Kimbro.

She is survived by:

Husband, Kenneth Hughes of Center

Grandsons:
Terry Gene Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Troy Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittanay, Brittney, Austin, Tyler, Taylor & Gracie

Sister, Anna Rose Cox of Orange

Brothers:
DeLoyd Livingston & wife Joy of Center
Michael Livingston of Port Neches

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Tonja Hughes Folsom

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


Mrs. Tommie G. Melton, age 92 of Center (formerly of the Lone Cedar Community) passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams & Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.

She was born May 14, 1917 in Panola County to parents, Thomas J. & Georgia B. (Gunter) Huff. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas & Georgia Huff, 4 Sisters, Gertie Hancock, Julia Hancock, Katie Mae Huff and Janie Wagstaff.

She is survived by:
Husband of 75 years:
Rev. Luster Melton of Center
2 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center
Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steven of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing & husband, Nicky of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Fiancé, Shelli Thompson of Minden, LA and Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife Melanie
Alan Farmer 
Ryan Melton & Fiancé, Joyce Preston
Kyle Melton
Andrew Rushing
Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer
Sister:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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


01/25/10

David Ray Thompson, 57, of Tenaha passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Ms. Melba Rogers officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 6, 1953 in Shelby County to Fermon Robert and Maggie Lucille (Grogan) Thompson. He worked for the City of Center at the Pinkston Water Plant and he also worked for the City of Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Fermon & Lucille Thompson and Sister, Marjorie Sanders.

He is survived by:
Sister: 
Robbie Lou Owens & husband, Laney of Nacogdoches
Sister:
Carolyn Sue Britt & husband, Dennis Killy of Arlington
Brother:
Robert Alvie Thompson of Arlington
Nieces & Nephews:
Cynthia Mathis & husband, James of Tenaha
Tim Sanders & wife, Angie of Tenaha
Lana Matthews & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Lisa Schroeder & husband, Greg of Nacogdoches
Step- Children:
Amanda Treat & husband, David
Candice Hennigan & husband, Anthony
Pallbearers:
George Stevens, Olan Stevens, Elbert Ray Thompson, Jr., 
Jason Matthews, Greg Schroeder, Tim Sanders, 
James Mathis and Rod McClure

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


Mrs. Pat Sims, 76, of Beckville, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sims died Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Sims was born October 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas to the marriage of Harry and Helen Ross Sanders. Pat graduated from Leverette’s Chapel High School with the class of 1950. She met M.R. “Doc” Sims and was married December 22, 1950 celebrating 59 years of marriage. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker who loved playing the piano, shopping and enjoyed helping others. She was a longtime member of the Northside Christian Center. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helen.

Survivors Include: 
Loving Husband: M.R. “Doc” Sims of Beckville
Son: Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove
Daughter: Karen Norman and husband David of Garrison
Special Niece: Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

The Body will lie in state at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Northside Christian Center
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Northside Christian Center 
Family request donation be made to Northside Christian Center.


Billy Gene Ramey, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview. He was born June 28, 1931 in Tenaha to Jessie Anderson Ramey and Minnie Ola Hert Ramey. Mr. Ramey was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Old Center Hunting Club.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Jessie Ramey of Longview

Granddaughter, Stephanie Ramey Peters & husband Zachary of Longview

Grandsons:
David Ramey & wife Emily of Longview
Michael Ramey of Florida
Mark Borawski of Longview
Cody Smith of Longview

Three Great Granddaughters, One Great Grandson

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 55 years, Estell Ramey

Memorials can be made in Mr. Ramey’s name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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


Gilbert Dale Richardson, age 72 of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at his home in Carthage.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gilbert Dale Richardson will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves, TX with Father Don Golasinski officiating. Entombment will follow with military honors in Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

Gilbert Dale Richardson was born on Sept. 6, 1937, in Port Arthur to Carroll Able and Isabelle Picou Richardson. Gilbert graduated from Port Neches High School with the class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. Gilbert married Patricia Roberts on Oct. 11, 1958, in Groves. He enjoyed traveling with dulcimer friends, hunting, photography, and cooking. Gilbert worked as a machinist for the Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Groves. He moved to Carthage in 2003, and was a member of the St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marion Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat Richardson of Carthage; three children, Dean Richardson of Mont Belvieu, Cindy Stone and husband Mark of Joaquin, and Jeff Richardson of Richardson; four grandchildren, Natalie Eagleson, Valerie Cormier, Nathan Stone, and Erin Stone; one great-grandson, Tyler Cormier; three brothers, Roland Richardson and wife Genny, Bill Richardson and wife Barbara, Carlos Richardson and wife Linda; one sister, Llewellyn McBride and husband Lindy; sisters-in-law, Sue Russell and Becky Gaspard; and brother-in-law, Tommy Roberts.

Serving as pallbearers are Carey Richardson, Michael McBride, James Andrews, III, Tommy Roberts, Craig Provost, Nathan Stone, Chris Eagleson, and Al Parsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Gerald Hampton, Tom Buchanan, Calvin Williams, and Clay Pinnick.

If desired, memorials may be made to St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church, Building Fund, 4088 NW Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


01/21/10

J. T. Johnson, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1924 in Shelby County to E.C. Johnson and Tennie Windham Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of North Jericho Baptist Church and he served in the US Army from 1945 – 1946.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vance Ethridge, Dustin Moore, Joe Chisenhall, Tony Olivas, John Chisenhall, Jarrod Johnson, Seth Mora, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Sides. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Olivas, Charlie Moore, John Smith, Eric Partlow, Timothy Windham, Anthony Barton and Dillon Hendricks.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Jerry Johnson & wife Linda of Logansport
Johnny Johnson & wife NaDonna of Huxley
Ricky Johnson & wife Laurie of Timpson

Daughters:
Peggy Moore of Center
Kathy Mora & husband Jerry of Center
Sue Chisenhall & husband Eddie of Center

Brothers:
Travis Johnson & wife Geraldine of Center
Edward Johnson of San Augustine

A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren

Numerous nieces , nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.C. & Tennis Johnson
Wife, Nora Finklea Johnson
Son, Jackie Lee Johnson
Grandsons, Michael Ethridge & Ruben Olivas
Granddaughters, Christy Olivas & Misty Olivas
Sister-in-Law, Betty Sue Johnson

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


Betty Jane Wiebold, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at her home. She was born July 4, 1927 in Beaumont to Claude Ransonette and Margaret McCarver Ransonette. Ms. Wiebold attended Ramah Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Wiebold’s grandsons; Andrew King, Aaron King, Johnny Wiebold, Jason Andrus, Travis Wiebold, Darrin Andrus, Jak Wiebold, Jeff McMath and William Weeks.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Lynda Andrus of Houston
Cheryl King & husband Aubrey of Tenaha
Tonya Montoya & husband Edward of Wiley

Sons:
William “Bill” Wiebold, Jr. & wife Sarah of Bellville
Gary “Beaux” Wiebold of Tenaha
Kirk Wiebold & wife Melinda of Nacogdoches
Bryon Wiebold & wife Misty of McKinney

Twelve Grandchildren

Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bonnie Finley of Hemphill
Rhona Rogas of Burkeville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Margaret & Claude Ransonette
Husband, Bro. William “Bill” Wiebold
Brother, Bobby Ransonette
Sister, Jo Williams

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


01/16/10

Funeral services for Donald Gene Hudman, 58, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Elmer
Mathews and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Hudman passed away January 15, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born November 6, 1951, in Nacogdoches, TX, Donald Gene Hudman was the son of Gene and
Eloise (Mills) Hudman. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1970 and was a self-employed
truck driver.

Survivors include 2 sons: Philip Hudman and Adam Hudman of Nacogdoches, TX; 4 daughters:
Jennifer Hudman of Nacogdoches, Heather Hudman of Nacogdoches, Brittany Hudman of Center,
and Kaela Hudman of Center; parents Gene and Eloise Hudman of Timpson; 2 sisters: Marianne
Hancock and husband Huey of Garrison and Melanie Rader and husband Jim of Timpson; and 
numerous other relatives and friends. Donald Hudman was preceded in death by grandparents
Wilson and Effie Mills and Ernest and Ethel Hudman.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 17, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1937 CR 4653, Timpson, TX 75975.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Tx 75975.


01/15/10

William Morton, 67, of Huxley formerly of Baytown, passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born May 11, 1941 in Kennewick, Washington to Earl and Lucille (Jensen) Morton. He worked as a chemical operator for Lubrizol Corp. for 30 years and he served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Earl and Lucille Morton, Grandson, Joshua Roberts and Son, Charles “Chuck” Roberts.

He is survived by:
Wife: Bell Morton of Huxley
3 Daughters:
Donnis Morton of Baytown 
Laura Morton of Baytown 
Paige Morton of San Antonio
Grandchildren:
Cristin and J.W. Lightbody 
Brother:
Carl Bullock of Pierce, Idaho

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


01/13/10

Shorty Webster, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport. He was born November 25, 1927 in Joaquin to Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster. Mr. Webster was a member of the James Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Josh Webster, Joel Webster, Justin Webster, Evan Jones, Davis Kline and Craig Andrews.

He is survived by:

Wife, Beaula Fay Webster of Center

Daughter, Susan Webster Jones of Mauriceville

Sons:
J. Ben Webster & wife Cynthia of Joaquin
Jeff Webster & wife Leisa of Center

Grandchildren:
Crystal Wadyal, M.D.
Evan Jones
Rachel LeJeune
Josh Webster
Holly Groeling
Joel Webster
Audrey Andrews
Davis Kline
Julia Kline

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Peggy Kennedy & husband Keith of Center

Brother, Russell Webster & wife Pearlie of Pasadena

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster 
Sister, Nell Logan

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


01/12/10

Hazel Childs, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1919 in Nacogdoches to Henry Ellis and Vida Buckner Ellis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Rev. Fred Childs officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Bill Childs of Center
Bob Childs of Jefferson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Jean Bailey of Center

Grandchildren:
Jim Childs, John Childs, Joe Hughes, David Hughes, Jack Bailey, Starla Childs, Kevin Childs, and Russell Akred

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, L.L. Childs
Grandsons, Jeff Childs and Morgan Bailey

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


John Edwin Scogin, 86, of Katy, TX, passed away January 06, 2010, in Katy, TX. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating.

Born October 12, 1923, in Shreveport, LA, John Edwin Scogin was the son of the late M. K. Scogin and Venie (Webb) Scogin. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and had owned his own company which had shoe stores in Florida. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include daughters Lisa McCarty and husband Daniel E., Jr., of Katy, TX, and Linda McCall and husband Jim of Edmond, OK; 4 grandhchildren: Daniel E. McCarty, III, Hannah McCarty, Preston McCall, and Wesley McCall.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


01/07/10

Peggy Hayes, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 30, 1937 to James and Mary (Byers) Cole.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Mary Cole and Husband, Fairish J. Hayes, Jr.

She is survived by:
Son:
J. Howard Hayes & wife Joan of Center
Daughter:
Deborah J. Brittain & husband Charlie of Center
Son:
Jimmy Hayes & wife Dawn of Copperas Cove
Grandchildren:
Michele Askew & husband Keith of Center
Zane Hayes & wife Shellie of League City 
Cassie Hayes of Houston
Patrick Brittain of Center
Nathan Brittain of Center
Necole Blair & husband Phillip of Center
Joshua Hayes of Paducah, Kentucky 
Rebecca Hayes of San Antonio
Cody Hayes of Copperas Cove
Cory Hayes & wife Kelli of Ft. Hood
Brittanny Hayes of San Antonio
4 Great Grandchildren:
Bryce Hayes, Peyton Askew
Christian Bailey Hayes and Kylie Renee Hayes
Brother:
Ronnie Cole of DeQueen, Arkansas
Sister:
Donna Childress & husband Glenn of Bleavins, Arkansas
Pallbearers:
Keith Askew, Zane Hayes, Patrick Brittain, Nathan Brittain
Phillip Blair, Cody Hayes, Cory Hayes and Josh Hayes

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


01/06/10

Bobby Williams, 49, of East Hamilton Community and Lufkin, Texas passed away Thursday night at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.

Services will be Saturday 2 PM at Good Will Missionary Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas with interment at Brutonfield Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. M.E. Lyons I

Mr. Williams is survived by wife, Loralee Williams of Lufkin, Son, Bryan Williams of Lufkin, Daughter, Tiffany Williams of Lufkin, 5 Grandchildren, Sisters, Nancy (Lonnie) Lane of San Augustine and Margie Kibble of Lufkin. Brothers, James Williams and Calvin (Jewel) Williams both of Shelbyville.

Arrange by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


01/06/10

Mrs. Mozelle Fletcher, 89, of Timpson passed away Monday morning at a Houston hospital.

Visitation will be 11 AM - 1 PM Saturday. Services will be Saturday at 1PM at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson with interment at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor Norman officiating.

Mrs. Fletcher is survived by Sons, Harvey Watts of Oaklawn, Cal. and Dan Fletcher Jr. of Bronx, New York and Daughters Bobbie Driver of Taff, Texas and Earnice Fletcher of Houston, 12 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Timpson Texas.


01/05/09

Fred Wilburn Spurlock, 90, of Paxton, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born October 19, 1919 in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas to William M. Spurlock and Mary Jane May Spurlock. He served in the US Army from 1942 – 1946. Mr. Spurlock was on the Tenaha ISD School Board for 13 years, and on the Paxton Water Supply Board from 1966 – 2005. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Aubrey King officiating. interment will be in The Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Eric Spurlock, Bradley Wilburn, Steven Eaves, Tom Watkins, Robert Barton, and Ron Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Grein and Don Watkins.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Carolyn Grein & husband Eddie of Pasadena
Jennifer Johnson & husband Don of Center

Sons:
Michael Spurlock & wife Shirley of Tenaha
Jeffery Spurlock of Cypress

Brother-in-Law 
Harold Wiggins and wife Marcelle of Carthage

7 Grandchildren:
Kathy Holderfield, Mark Grein, Vicky Latham, Eric Spurlock, Sonya WIlburn, Candice Eaves, Chelsea Spurlock, Donnie Johnson and Randy Johnson.

Six Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 49 years, Imogene Spurlock in 1996

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


01/04/10

Deborah Ann (Lewis) Marshall, 50, of Timpson passed away January 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 09, 2010 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wilcox officiating.

Born February 11, 1959 in Baltimore City, MD, Deborah Marshall was the daughter of the late Georger Edward Lewis, Jr. and Tresa Kay (Hall) Lewis. She attended business college and had been employed as a hospital director of purchasing.

Survivors include son James Travis Marshall and daughter Jessica Lyn Marshall, both of Timpson, father of the children Robert Marshall of Timpson; mother-in-law Glenda "Granny" Polk of Timpson; stepdaughter Eileen Marie Marshall of Phonenix, Arizonia; special friend Leslie Young of Timpson; 2 sisters; and 1 brother.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 09, from 10 AM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home. 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975. Please call Taylor Funeral Home, 936/254-2424 to make memorial contributions. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net


01/03/10

J. R. Hudson, 67, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1942 in Carthage to James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson. Mr. Hudson was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Mr. Wayne Wimberly officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Lisa K. Castilleja and husband Charlie of Austin

Brother, Joe Hudson of Carthage

Sister, Peggy Avery of Overton

Brother-in-law, Kendall McDonald and wife Jan of Tenaha

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Other Relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson
Wife, Kay Hudson
Brother, Chris Hudson
Sisters, Jimmy Abernathy and Bonnie Langford


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


01/01/10

Lillian Brown McSwain, 87, of Center passed away Friday, January 01, 2010 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 2, 1922 to James Dewey and Eva Mae (Thacker) Brown. She was a lifelong member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Eva Brown, Infant Son, Ronnie Clark McSwain and Brother, J.D. Brown.

She is survived by:
Husband of 70 years:
Warren G. McSwain of Center
2 Sons:
Gene McSwain & wife Betty of Deadwood
Travis McSwain & wife Donna of Cypress
2 Daughters:
Jeanette Mena & husband Lynn of Broadus
Edna Carroll & husband Robert of Magnolia
21 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Rachel Fountain of Center
Ruth Armand of Spring
Brother:
Howard Brown & wife Judy of Paradise Valley, AZ

Pallbearers:
David Mena, Jonathan Mena, Joseph Mena, Michael Porterfield, 
Jackie Fountain, Roscoe “Lil Rock” McSwain and Cecil McSwain.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Deacons of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church and William Paul Squyres.

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


 

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12/31/09

Ruben Smith, 90, of the Arcadia Community, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born November 20, 1919 in Arcadia to J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith. For 60 years Mr. Smith had been a member of the Arcadia Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Mr. Tom Barthel and Mr. Bo Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be James Sigler, Aaron Golden, Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. Michael Adolph Smith, Mike Hanson and Timothy Lynn Smith..

He is survived by:

Daughter, Miriam Joyce Fontenot of Center

Son, Calvin Ruben Smith, Sr. & wife Barbara of Center

Grandchildren:
Chester Rodney Broadway & wife Jacqueline of Center
Evelyn Debra Broadway Pate & husband Jerry of Center
Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. & wife Christi of Timpson
Michael Adolph Smith & wife Danielle of Center
Tammy Lucille Smith Hanson & husband Mike of Timpson
Timothy Lynn Smith & wife Karyn of Fruita, Colorado

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Nellie Smith Frazier of Groves

Preceded in death by:
Parents, J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith
Wife of 66 years, Evelyn Powdrill Smith
Brothers, John Smith and Ray Smith
Sisters, Cora Lee Smith Kjarstead and Nora Bell Smith Burwick
Grandson, Otey Randy Broadway

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


Mr. Allie Adams, 94, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at
St. Luke’s Hospital in Sugarland.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born February 6, 1915 in Shelby County to Joseph and Duetta (Jones) Adams. He served in the US AirForce.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Duetta Adams, 2 Sisters, Mildred Martin and Macil Ahern, Brothers, Clifford, Hugh & Murvel Adams.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Jane (Lacy) Adams of Houston
Daughter:
Alda Dede & husband Christopher of Dedham, MA
Son:
John Adams & wife Malou of Danville, CA
Son:
David Adams of Houston
Grandchildren:
Adrian, Alexander & Arielle Dede
Aaron & Andria Adams

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


12/30/09

Mrs. Louann Harris Parrish, 76, of Tenaha passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Carthage, Texas.

Mrs. Louann Harris Parrish was born November 12, 1933 in Panola County, Texas to the marriage of Joe Bailey and Clovis Parker Harris. As the youngest of two children, Louann attended Carthage Schools and worked as a Nurse at Panola General Hospital. Mrs. Parrish loved being outdoors, fishing, and tending to her flowers. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Mrs. Parrish is preceded in death by her parents, son, James Harris Jackson, and brother, Joe Parker Harris.

Survivors include:
Sons: Rhett Parrish and wife Patti of Shreveport, Louisiana
Joe Parrish and wife Marilee of Tenaha
Daughter: Susan Jones and husband Larry of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Arin, Austin, Crystal, Justin, Bailey, Brandy, Brandon, Austin, Alana, Britni, Jennifer and Scotty
Great Grandchildren: Camden and Jake

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Services will be at 10 AM, Friday, January 1, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Blaylock officiating. Burial to follow at Harris Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Brandon Parrish, Tommy Harris, Justin Jones, Bailey Jones, Coby Barbee, Mickey Wilson and Reney Eaves.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Austin Parrish, Jake Barbee, Camden Barbee

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.


12/29/09

William “Dwight” Biggar, 48, of Lusby, MD formerly of Ferndale, MI and Center, Texas, passed away December 26, 2009 at his residence in Lusby, Maryland. He was born February 11, 1961 in Center to Hubert Earl Biggar and Blanch Marie Campbell Biggar. He was the husband of Judith Ann Biggar whom he married on December 19, 1992 in Ferndale, Michigan. Dwight graduated from Center High School in 1979; and went on to attend college at Stephen F. Austin State University where he graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree. He worked for the U. S. Census Bureau as a statistician for twenty-two years until his retirement on January 16, 2009. Dwight was a member of Southern Calvert Baptist Church in Lusby. He enjoyed woodworking, building models and the Dallas Cowboys.

Local visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Local funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include:

Wife of seventeen years, Judith Ann Biggar of Lusby, Maryland

Daughters;
Lila Catherine-Huai Biggar
Carolyn Elizabeth-Jie Biggar

Mother, Blanch Biggar of Center

Sister, Shirley Luna of Nacogdoches

Brother, James Biggar of Center

Preceded in death by:

Father, Hubert Earl Biggar

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Dwight to his children’s education. Checks may be made payable to Lila Biggar of Carolyn Biggar in care of PNC Bank, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Attn: Solomon’s Office.

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


12/28/09

Tammy Williford Woodfin, 39, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, in Silverton, Colorado. She was born December 27, 1969 in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to Robert J. Williford and Diann Ross Williford. Tammy was a 1988 graduate of Joaquin High School, and was a director of nursing at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. She was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Curry, Chris Dockens, Cain Divens, Ryan Curry, John Gray and Bo Posey.

She is survived by:

Husband, Robbie Woodfin of Joaquin

Daughter, Harley Smith Eaves & husband Brandon of Joaquin

Son, Allen Woodfin of Joaquin

Grandson, Trenton Eaves of Joaquin

Mother, Diann Williford of Joaquin

Mother-in-Law, Pat Woodfin of Joaquin

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

Preceded in death by:
Father, Robert J. Williford
Brothers, Dewayne Edward Williford, Robert J. “Robbie” Williford, and Dwain Williford
Father-in-Law, Robert Woodfin

Memorials can be made in Tammy’s name to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


12/27/09

Eva Dell Jacobs, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Chesser officiating. Burial will follow at Powdrill Cemetery. Visitation will be
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 17, 1938 in Shelby County to John and Leatha (Scarborough) Fults. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She worked for Brookshires Brothers in the bakery for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Leatha Fults, Grandparents, Sally and Eli Fults, Husband, James Jacobs, 2 Brothers, Albert Fults and Sammy Fults, Half Sister, Mary Ann Fults and Special Friend, Jack McLendon.

She is survived by:
Son:
David Jacobs of Center
Grandsons:
William Jacobs of Center
Jessie Jacobs of Nacogdoches
Aunt:
Avis Elliott of Garrison
Sisters-in-law:
Delores Fults of Houston
Lola Fults of Arkansas

Pallbearers:
Ernie Young, Cory Young, Brandon Young,
Gilbert Elliott, Mitchell Midkiff, Jesse Elliott
Randy Simmons

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


12/26/09

Jo Ann Estes, 62, of Joaquin, passed away, Saturday, December 26, 2009 in a local nursing center. She was born November 12, 1947 in Vidor to James K. Clevenger and Opal Smith Clevenger. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Estes is survived by:

Sons:
Byron Kenneth Brucia and wife Melissa of Vidor
David Brucia and wife Evette of Vidor

Daughter, Kimberly Chantel Walker of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Brandie Brucia, Megan Walker, Dylan Gene Walker, Shanna Lynn Brucia and Chason Cade Brucia

Sisters:
Debbie Parker of Joaquin
Bobbie Floyd and Steve Russell of Joaquin
Jeannie Bronson of Dallas
Patricia Green and husband Daniel of Joaquin

Brother, Rex Allen Clevenger of Pasadena

Sister-in-law, Francis Clevenger of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents:
Oris and O. L. Smith
Nannie and Joe T. Clevenger
Father, James K. Clevenger

Mother, Opal Daniels
Step-Father, James Glenn Daniels
Brother, Kenneth Clevenger

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


12/24/09

Eunice Warr, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 6, 1926 to Venice and Lois Rector. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Venice and Lois Rector,
Husband, Elroy “Kilroy” Warr and Son, William Michael DuBose.

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Dawn Pickerel & husband David of Keithville
Michael DuBose & wife D.D. of Paxton
4 Great Granchildren:
Melissa McLeod & husband Jonathan
Michaela Pickerel
David DuBose
Zakkery DuBose
2 Great Great Granchildren:
A.J. McLeod
Chase DuBose


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


12/23/09

Jack Hagler, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1936 in Shelby County to Olliver Hagler and Emmer Askew Hagler. Mr. Hagler was a member of the Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Hagler is survived by:

Wife, Ann Hagler of Center

Daughter, Rene’ McDaniel of Center

Son, Stephen Hagler of Center

Grandchildren:
Corey Hagler
Samantha Hagler
Chelsea McDaniel

Sister, Bunchie Ross of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Joe Olliver Hagler & Emmer Mae Askew Hagler
Brother, Flip Hagler & Buddy Hagler
Sister, Bernice Eubanks

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


12/22/09

William Morris, 78, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born August 19, 1931 to Harmon and Loretta (Bressler) Morris.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Rose Mary Morris of Center
4 Daughters:
Mary Walker of Berwick, ME
Eve Durham of Center
Enid Durham of Center
Charlotte Rivera of Santé Fa, NM
3 Sons:
John Morris of Round Rock
Matthew Morris of Annan Dale, VA
Francis Morris of Middletown, DE
Sister:
Eileen Esterkin of Paoli, PA


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


12/21/09

Mr. Henry Leon Wallace, 62, of Tenaha, Texas passed away Friday at his residence.

Services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Joseph Hall Sr. officiating.

Mr. Wallace is survived by:
Mother, Margie Simmons of Florida
Daughters, Angelia Wallace and Teresa Wallace of Florida
Son, Terrance Williams of Florida
Sister, Betty Jones of Florida
2 Aunts and 3 Uncles and a host of relatives and friends.


Jarvis Anthony Jr., age 2 months, of Center passed away Sunday morning at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Marilon Cloudy to officiate.

Jarvis Anthony Jr. is survived by
Mother, Christina Horton of Center
Father, Jarvis Anthony Sr. of Nacogdoches
Sisters, La'Riah Horton of Center and Ri'ttanna Anthony of Center
Grandmother, Becky Cartwright of Center
Grandmother, Shy'Anne Anthony of San Augustine
Grandfather, L C Johnson of San Augustine
Grandfather, James Wade of Houston


12/18/09

Services for Mary “Jane” Metz, 91, of Kilgore will be twelve noon, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the Kilgore Bible Church in Kilgore with hers sons, Barry and Dick Metz officiating. Burial will be three p.m., Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Mrs. Metz was born on December 25, 1917 in San Augustine to the late Carl Elmo and Mary Collins Slaughter Hall. She was a graduate of Center High School and Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. Jane married Thomas (“Tom”) Wesley Metz on July 26, 1942. Tom and Jane, as part of Tom’s Allis Chalmers career, lived in Center, Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and then after retiring, in Hideaway Lake near Lindale. They were active
Methodists in each of these communities. During her long and purposeful life, Mrs. Metz taught in various secondary schools, was an avid bridge player and enthusiastic golfer, loved puzzles and games, and volunteered generously for many organizations including We Care and Meals on Wheels. She was known especially for her magnanimity and graciousness, with family and church her paramount interests.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Pat Metz of Boulder, Colorado, Dick and Jackay Metz of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Barry and Julia Metz of Kilgore; sister, Jean Nelson of Houston; grandchildren, Ryan Metz and his wife Dana of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jill and her husband, Demian Pavlicek of Dallas, Tom Metz, III of Los Angeles, California, Julie Johnston and her husband, Mike of Baton Rouge, Jonathan Metz of Baton Rouge, Austin, Jane, Anne and Lauren Metz of Kilgore; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Kate Metz of Lafayette, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Metz was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years and a brother Carl Hall of Harlingen, Texas.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Tuesday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Kilgore Bible Church, 3810 County Line Road, Kilgore, Texas 75662.

Please leave online condolences at www.Raderfuneralhome.com


12/17/09

Mrs. Ladonia Mosby, age 77, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Thursday morning at Twin Lakes Care Center.

Services will be Saturday, 12 Noon at Roberts Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with interment at Roberts Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Artis Mosby.

Mrs. Mosby is survived by two brothers, Tommy J. Standsberry Sr., of Center and Raymond J Standsberry of Opelika, Alabama. Two sisters, Yvonne Tate of Colorado Springs and Mary Jean Thompson of Tucson, Arizonia. Along with a Host of nieces and nephews.


Mr. Paul Seay September 27, 1925 – December 15, 2009

Graveside services for Mr. Paul Seay, age 84, of Yoakum, TX, formerly of Tenaha, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Dr. Lee Evans officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Seay passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2009, in Bonham, TX.

Paul Seay was born on September 27, 1925, n Spartanburg, SC to Paul and Annie Belle Belcher Seay. He graduated from Spartanburg High School. Mr. Seay married Lois Jean Pruett on Dec. 20, 1957, in San Francisco. Mr. Seay served his county in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years. He later worked for Daniels Construction in Greenville, SC as safety engineer for over 20 years. Mr. Seay moved to Tenaha in 1985, from South Carolina. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Mr. Seay is survived by two sons, Dr. Michael Seay and wife Belinda of Yoakum, and David Seay and wife Doris of Waldron, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Dusty Seay of Longview and George Seay of Yoakum; and three step-grandchildren, Maranda Hammons of Longview, Erin Nahgahnub and husband Joe of Barksdale A.F.B., and Holly Hammons of Tulsa.

If desired, memorials may be made to Restland Cemetery Assn., C/o Mr. Jerry Smith, 8195 SH 96 N., Tenaha, TX 75974.

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


12/16/09

Funeral services for Ruth Porterfield, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 18, 2009, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Born December 26, 1915, in Timpson, Ruth Porterfield was the daughter of the late John Henon and Annas (Biering) Porterfield. She passed away December 15, 2009, in Timpson.

Survivors include her brother Henry Porterfield of Timpson and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Ruth Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers Aubrey, Marvin, Herbert, Emory, Gaston, Melvin, and Daniel Porterfield and sisters Mary Hammers, Lizzie Porterfield, and Jewel Ford.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975


12/14/09

Mr. Eugene Jones, age 90, of Center passed away Sunday morning at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Mr. Jones will lay-in-state from 1-2 pm followed by services Wednesday, at 2 pm at Triumph Church in Center, Texas with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Prince Howard Cloudy Sr. to officiate.

Mr. Jones is survived by:
Son, Billy and Gloria Jones of Houston
Step-Son James and Lola B. Phillips of Center
Step-Daughters, Eldrid and J T Clark of Center and Ruby Wilson of Center
10 Grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren
A Special Niece, Lucille Cloudy of Center.


Funeral services for Hollis E. “Gene” Bogue, Jr., 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Bogue passed away December 13, 2009, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 16, 1926, in Timpson, Gene Bogue was the son of the late Hollis E. and Mary Estella (Crump) Bogue. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Gene was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Timpson American Legion Post #90 and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Bogue of Nacogdoches, TX; son Rick Bogue and wife Chris of Tomball, TX; daughters Gayle Mathews of Houston, and Sandy Galloway of Humble; stepsons Johnny Blankenship and wife Tamye of Garrison, and James Blankenship and wife Patti of Tyler; stepdaughters Janice Gatliff and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, and Doris Sowell and husband Roger of Center; sister Frances Graves of Timpson; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 4 step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bogue was preceded in death by brother James Bogue.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 15, until service time at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. Memorial may be made to the Ladies’ Sunday School Class or Ladies’ Auxiliary of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 805, Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


12/13/09

Robert D. Rushing, 73, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009, at his home in Center. He was born March 30, 1936 in Center to Robert D. Rushing, Sr. and Maude Clark Rushing. Mr. Rushing was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He was also a member of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society and the James Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Jimmy Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roger Justus, Colton Rhame, Richard Benavides, Chris Davis, Bubba Shofner, Billy Bob Warr and Bobby Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Chandler, R. O. Warr, Lowman Russell and Melvin Tomlin.

Mr. Rushing is survived by:

Daughters:
Rhonda Rushing Davis-Benavides and husband Richard Benavides of Nacogdoches
Cindy Rushing Shofner of Center

Son-inLaw, Prentice Shofner, Jr. of Center

Grandson, Christopher Robin Davis and wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches

Granddaughters:
Kara Davis Justus and husband Roger of Nacogdoches
Brittany Suzanne Shofner of Center
Mallory Megan Shofner of Center
Kristen Gayle Shofner of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Hannah Justus, Kaitlyn Justus, Hunter Davis, Raylee Askew and J. J. Reed.

Sister: Carolyn Rushing Chandler and husband Charles of Center

Nieces:
Michelle Chandler Covington of Center
Danielle Chandler Rhame of Center

Best Friend and Companion, Rodeo

Preceded by
Parents, Robert D. Rushing, Sr. and Maude Clark Rushing
Wife, Judy Bridges Rushing
Son, Robert Darwin Rushing, III

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


Funeral services for Mr. James Allen Jones, age 71, of Beckville, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Jackson and Pastor John Ulrich officiating. Interment will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Jones passed away on Saturday morning, December 12, 2009, in Longview, after a lengthy illness.

James Allen Jones was born on February 8, 1938, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas to Walter Scott and Thelma Lilly Jones. He married Kay Berry Green on November 8, 1963, in Dallas. Mr. Jones worked for C.I.S.D for many years. He was a member of the Oddfellows and Masonic Lodges. Mr. Jones moved to Panola County in 1982, from Gordonville, Texas. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Ann; one grandson, Eric McDaniel; and one grandchild, Baby Molpus.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kay Jones of Beckville; two daughters, Renee Molpus and husband Jason of Longview and Cheryl Denson and husband Dewey of Harleton; one sister, Barbara Keene and husband Floyd of Pasadena; six grandchildren, Chase Allee and fiancé Cierra Cato of Harleton, Megan Davis and husband Dustin of Gary, Ricky Allee of Henderson, Callie Allee of Harleton, and Ashley and Gabrielle Denson of Sims.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Gertie J. Whitten Johnson, 97, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away December 11, 2009.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 at Rose-Neathe Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana with Dr. Charles Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Visitation will be Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home

She is preceded in death by husband, Johnny Johnson and son Billy Don Johnson.
She is survived by:
Son, Darrell Johnson and wife Debbie of Center.
Daughter, Carolyn Magee and husband Henry of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Grandsons, Rex Johnson and wife Allison of Center and Mike Magee and wife Deanna of Bennett, Colorado.
Granddaughter, Nikki Johnson Butler and husband David of Lufkin.
Great Grandchildren, Katie and Callie Johnson of Center and Rhett Butler of Lufkin.


12/11/09

Jessie Russell Menefee, 100, of Beaumont, passed away December 9, 2009.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home with Steve Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 30, 1909 in Shelby County to Crawford and Susie (Jernigan) Russell.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Crawford and Susie Russell, Daughter, Janet Gregg, Granddaughter, Cassandra Fincher, Brothers, Bueford Russell, Roy Russell, Simon Russell and Harvey Russell and Sisters, Ira Hairston, Ruby Strahan, Jewell Sheffield and Thelma Fults.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Jean Sheridan & husband Hans of Beaumont
Linda Fincher of Kileen
Grandchildren:
Andrea Sheridan
Neal Fincher
Mark Fincher
Caralee Fincher
Sister:
Rossie Russell of Nacogdoches

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


12/10/09

Louis Cooper, Jr., 35, of Center, passed away December 10, 2009. He was born November 3, 1974 in Center to Louis Cooper, Sr. and Hazel Haessly Cooper. He was a construction supervisor.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday December 11, 2009 and continue until 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cristy Glaze Cooper of Center

Daughters;
Lainee Cooper of Center
Macayla Williford of Center

Father, Louis Cooper, Sr. and wife Suella of Stanley, Louisiana

Mother, Hazel Cooper of Timpson

Sisters;
April Whittington of Timpson
Ashley Whittington of Timpson

Brothers;
Marty Cooper of Port Arthur
John David Cooper of Stanley, Louisiana

Numerous Aunts, Uncles and other relatives.

Preceded by
Daughter, Lacie Cooper
Grandparents, Mag & Earl Cooper
Grandmother, Jackie Sanford
Step-father, Billy Whittington
Aunt, Kay Haessly
Uncle, Sam Cooper
Cousin, Chad Sims

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


Eleanor Kozette Oates, 74, passed away December 9, 2009, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born February 1, 1935 in Joaquin to Frank Reynolds and Betty Cox Reynolds. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the James Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Mickey Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cherry, Michael Lovejoy, Tim Newcomb, Herman Snider, Chris Snider and James Foshee. Honorary pallbearers will be Huey Green and Dale Jones.

Mrs. Oates is survived by:
Sons:
Michael Oates of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dean Oates and wife Vickie of Shreveport, Louisiana
Roy Oates and wife Regina of Marshall
Robert Oates and wife Colleen of Center
Stacy Oates and wife Samantha of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashley Oates, James Oates, Michael Lovejoy, Lisa Lovejoy and Krystal Lovejoy

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Lovejoy, Tyler McDuff and Emmalee Cherry

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded by
Husband, Doyce Oates
Sons, David Oates and Rodney Oates
Great Grandson, Noah Allen Cherry

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


12/09/09

Mary Lucille Denby, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday 9, 2009 at her residence.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 6, 1921 to Walter and Virgie (Strong) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Virgie Miller, Husband, Earl Denby, Sister, Opal Cummings, and Brother, Waymon Miller.

She is survived by:
Son:
Leon Denby & wife, Nita of Waskom
2 Daughters:
Sheila Windham & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Sue Parker & husband, Jerry of Center
Grandchildren:
Ricky Denby & Dana Denby
Michael Hughes & wife, Denise
Tracy Dixon & husband, Larry, Kristy Windham and Kandace Windham
Jeremy Parker & wife, Dana and Danny Parker
Great Grandchildren:
Jaycee Denby, Trace Denby, Michelle Hughes, Justin Hughes,
Jon & Jacob Samford, McKenzie Smith,
Hayley, Matt, & Colby Parker
Sister:
Wayne Baggett & husband, Buddy of Center
Brother:
Buster Miller of Shreveport
Pallbearers:
Michael Hughes, Jerry Parker, Keith Windham,
Jeremy Parker, Danny Parker and Justin Hughes

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


12/08/09

Funeral services for Shirley Ann (Vaught) Fancher, age 74, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2009, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Fancher passed away December 08, 2009, in Timpson.

Born January 15, 1935, in the Stockman Community of Shelby County, TX, Shirley Ann Fancher was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Lena (Francis) Vaught. She and Billy Fancher were married in her home in the Stockman Community in 1952. Shirley lovingly cared for Billy, until his death in 2004, and son Randy. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and enjoyed the hours spent quilting with the ladies of Mt. Olive.

Survivors include son Randy Fancher of Timpson; 2 brothers: Maxwell Vaught of Humble, TX and Loral Vaught of Silsbee, TX; 3 sisters: Vernell McKinney of Center, TX, Mae Minton of Center, TX, and Faye Bolton of Timpson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Shorty, Waide,
J. E., and Johnny Vaught and 2 sisters: Rachel Samford and Gwendolyn Vaught.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 09, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


12/05/09

Bob Lacey McAdams, age 81 of Leona, Texas passed away Friday evening, December 4, 2009 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. Bob Lacey McAdams was born September 2, 1928 in Leona, Texas to H.D. McAdams Sr. and Jessie Raye Gunn McAdams. Bob Lacey McAdams was retired from Southwestern Bell and was a self-employed rancher, he was of the Methodist Faith.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Leona Methodist Church in Leona, Texas.

Survivors include:
Son: Billy Bob McAdams and wife Lisa of Center, Texas
3 Grandsons: Josh McAdams and wife Micah of Center, Texas, Cole McAdams and fiance' Dana Artherholt of Huntsville, Texas and Ben Blount of San Augustine, Texas
2 Granddaughters: Jane Blount of Dallas and Lara Blount of San Augustine, Texas
2 Daughter-in-law's: Claudine McAdams of Huntsville, Texas and Suzanne McAdams of Center, Texas
Special Friend, Betty Coleman and her family Dennis and Jo Beth Coleman, Daniel and Katie Coleman and Paul Coleman

Bob Lacey McAdams was preceded in death by, 2 Sons, Kenny McAdams and Randy McAdams. 4 Brothers and 1 Sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. McAdams name to the Sardis Cemetery Fund or the American Heart Association.


Mae Gaspard Hutto, age 68, of Shelbyville passed away Friday evening, December 5, 2009 in Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mae Gaspard Hutto was born March 19, 1941 in Kaplan, La to John Gaspard and Margaret Lemaire Gaspard, she was a former resident of Bridge City, Texas. Mrs Hutto was a member of the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley and was retired from Bridge City Independent School District.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 7, 2009 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn, R