William A. Noble, 73, of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in Lufkin.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, at Buckner Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Noble officiating.  

Born April 18, 1947, in San Augustine, Mr. Noble is the son of the late Clifton Noble and Bertha Mae Stringer Noble.  On May 2, 1967, he joined the United States Army.  He served as a Special Operations Combat Medic during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Noble discharged November 29, 1977, having received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, Army Commendation with Valor, National Defense Service Medal, Conduct Medal for Vietnam Service, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Award, Valorous Unit Award, and a Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge. 

Following his retirement, he worked as an LVN.  Mr. Noble received great joy spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and his pet dog, Rosey Girl. He was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
His wife, Linda Oliver Noble

Lynne Williams and husband Darrell
Elizabeth Andrusick and husband Steven
Collean Hagler and husband Heath

Keelan and Ian Williams
Aidan and Anna Hagler
Nathan Cole

Brother, Donald Noble.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Noble and Bertha Mae Stringer Noble; and his sisters, Julia Ann Hagler and Lattie Marie Hunter.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Williams, Ian Williams, Heath Hagler, Aidan Hagler, Steven Andrusick, and Nathan Cole.

Memorial donations can be made to Buckner Cemetery.

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


Joshua David Bockwich was born on Sunday, June 1, 2008, to Lucy Bockwich and Joseph Johnson. Joshua was a very bright and kindhearted young man, in the seventh grade at Hubbard Middle School. He shared a passion for animals, art and video games. In his short life, Joshua fought many health problems and never lost his positive attitude and excitement for life. On Sunday November 8, 2020, Joshua lost his five year battle with epilepsy.  

Visitation will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler on November 11, from 4-6 pm. Grave side services and burial will be at Tyler Memorial Cemetery on Thursday November 12, at 2 pm. There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Joshua’s life at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson on Friday November 13, starting at 5 pm.

Joshua is survived by:

Maternal grandparents, Marion and Rick Bennett

Paternal grandfather, Joseph C. Johnson


He is also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mike Bockwich and his paternal grandmother, Roylene Johnson. Joshua is survived by his parents, Lucy Williams and Joseph Johnson, his brothers Christopher and Joseph, his sister Chloe, his step parents Esperanza Anayla and Chris Williams, his aunts, Linda, Toya, and Kathy. 

Joshua was such a happy, loving, free-spirited young man that touched the lives of everyone he met. He loved openly and with all his heart, and will be missed deeply. Heaven has gained another angel and he is rejoicing in paradise.


Bobbie Campbell Roberts, age 82, a longtime San Augustine County resident, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, at Stone Creek Village Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Mrs. Roberts was born October 12, 1938, in Shelby County, Texas, to parents George and Lois Griffin.

Her survivors include:

Daughter, Pam Priehs of San Augustine

Son, Doug Campbell Jr. and wife Linda of San Augustine

Former husband and close friend, Troy Roberts of San Augustine

Step-son, Troy L. Roberts and wife Kayleigh of Liberty

Tara Rubel and husband Frank of Dunedin, Florida
Theresa Dyer and husband Michael of Athens, Georgia

Whitney Troy and husband Troy of Huntington
Nick Hinson, Mike Porter of San Augustine
Melisa Simpson and husband Jake of Tatum

Hollie Roberts of Liberty
Brooke Roberts of Liberty
Huston Roberts of Liberty
Bayleigh Roberts of Liberty
Michael Dyer of Athens, Georgia
Kendall Rubel of Dunedin, Florida

Barbara Cruse
Betty Lou Shull and husband George
Beverly Hendrick and husband Larry
Brenda Dolly" Adair

Bert Griffin and wife Eileen
Bo Griffin

"Sister and brother in love," Mary K. and Larry Hardy

A host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, N. Douglas Campbell Sr., in 1987; a son, Luke Mark Campbell; her parents, George and Lois Griffin; sisters, Billie Watson and Brooksie Tindol; and brothers, Bernice Griffin and Johnny Griffin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Intement and committal services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, located on Hwy. 7 in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers: David Norton, Jeff Norton, Larry Hardy, Nick Hinson, T.L. Roberts, Troy Troy, Doug Campbell Jr., and Mike Porter. Honorary pallbearer: Larry Campbell.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.


Floyd Dean Cuzick, Sr., 81, of Center, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, in Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Born September 23, 1939, in Llano, Floyd is the son of the late Clarence Cuzick and Velma Ford Cuzick. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years, worked in the forestry service, and was also an airplane mechanic. Floyd was a traveler and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird watching.

He is survived by:

Rebecca Turisk of Charleston, South Carolina
Cindy Sanford and husband Jerry of Center

Brandon Broadway and wife Nami of Little Elm
Seth Robins and wife Mellisa of Baytown
Shade Sanford and wife Keli of Center
Shyann Hamilton and husband James of Center
Logan Sanford of Center
Sara Cuzick of The Colony
Emily Cuzick of Rockwall
Marissa Cuzick of Llano
Travis Paul Enmon of California

Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

Jim Cuzick and wife Mira of Farmington, Utah
Donny Harned of Llano

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Cuzick; son, Floyd Dean Cuzick Jr.; parents, Clarence Cuzick and Velma Ford Cuzick; brothers, Bill Cuzick and Richard Cuzick; and special friend, Little Louie.

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


Lena Christel King Liles, 76, of Gary, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was born on September 18, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Joel Thomas King and Ethel (Clifton) King. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Buddy Hall officiating. 

Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery, FM 947, Timpson, Texas.

Lena was raised in Corsicana, Texas. Later in life she married Jack Liles and the two spent over 37 years together before his passing in 2018. Lena enjoyed time spent with her brother, Barry, in the woodshop building birdhouses. She loved watching Christmas movies, playing dominoes, and a good game of poker.  Lena was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Lena attended Heber Springs Apostolic Church when she was visiting with her son.  

She is survived by:
Her son, Louis Capps and wife Mary

Amy Henderson
Brenda Walthall
Tammy Henderson
Jennifer Jones
Nettie Capps
Jeanie Hutchins

Brother, Leo Johnson

Holly Capps Dominguez
Ashley Capps
Tiffany Capps Acevedo and husband David
Little Louis Darrell Capps
Amos Wiley Capps
Nettie Ann Capps
George Andrew Eric Capps
Carla Rebecca Rachelle Capps
James Thomas Capps
Timothy Miller and wife Amanda
Pinky Diane Fisher and wife Laura
Bobby Thomas
James Burke
Coy Ellis
Christopher Shropshire Jr.

13 great-grandchildren

Bettina King Humphrey and husband Bill
Elaine King Harper and husband Robert

Little Barney King II and wife Teralyn
James R. King and wife Kim

Several great-nieces and nephews

Several great-great nieces and nephews

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

Lena is preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Liles; parents, Joel and Ethel King; brothers, James King, Barney King; and sister, Sarah King.

Pallbearers serving will be Billy Humphrey, Billy Humphrey Jr., James Burke, David Acevedo, Chris Shropshire Jr., Tiffany Acevedo. 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


William Edward “Bill” Rafferty was born January 20, 1956, in Dallas, Texas, and passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020, in Houston, Texas. 

His parents, Paul and Pauline Rafferty, instilled their strong Catholic religion in Bill.  He grew up in Dallas attending Catholic schools and graduated from the prestigious Jesuit Catholic High School in 1974. After graduation, he attended Texas A&M University where he met his wife of forty-one years, Sharon Hughes Rafferty. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Bill began a career in the oil and gas industry spanning over thirty-five years. During the final part of his career, Bill owned and operated Chisos Resources, LLC in East Texas for nearly fifteen years.  

Bill, a true Aggie, enjoyed all Aggie sports and especially Aggie football. As season ticket holders, he and Sharon attended home games cheering on The 12th man and tailgating with their friends and family. Throughout adulthood, Bill and his close high school friends made several trips to Big Bend backpacking and making memories of a lifetime. Bill, an avid photographer, captured all of these memories that his family will always treasure. He appreciated the beauty nature offered and spending precious time with those he loved. 

During hunting season, Bill, along with his two sons, Matthew and Robert, always were planning their next weekend together. Bill taught his sons to hunt at a young age. They enjoyed countless seasons spending time together in both duck and deer blinds. Bill shared his love of the outdoors with others. He and his sons took an annual duck hunt to Matagorda Island for thirty years with of all of their friends. In his later years, Bill, Matthew, and Robert spent countless weekends hunting trophy deer in South Texas.   

Throughout his life, Bill faithfully served the Catholic Church and regularly attended mass. His faith constantly guided him and he devoted his life to the Catholic Church and his unequivocal devotion will be carried on by his family and friends. 

Bill leaves behind the following: 
Loving wife of forty-one years Sharon Hughes Rafferty of Houston   

Matthew Rafferty and wife LeAnn, along with two beloved granddaughters, Lila Lawson and Ava Frances of Joaquin
Robert Rafferty of Houston

Paul Rafferty and wife Karen of Richardson, Texas; 
Jim Rafferty of Denton, Texas; 

Sister, Kay Rafferty Willingham of Maypearl, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Service held Friday November 6, 2020 at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston, Texas, 77070. Visitation from 1:30-2:00, service at 2:00 in main church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the American Alzheimers Association.



Sharon Burrows Stewart, 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Florene (Morris) Burrows and raised by the late Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson, and Birdie Brinson.

Graveside service will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Garrison St., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Justin Timmons officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Sharon was raised in Timpson, Texas. She graduated Timpson High School Class of 1968. After graduation she went to Stephen F. Austin State University and received a bachelor’s degree in education. She graduated and started teaching at Tenaha ISD and taught for 26 years. She then started a new job teaching at Timpson ISD and taught another 14 years before retiring after 40 years of service. Sharon loved what she had been called to do and remained teaching homebound until about a week ago. Sharon was that teacher that made a huge impact on all her students she encountered. Her kind, compassionate mother nature, ensured she not only taught good value, but also, she made sure each child had what they needed. When a need arose, Sharon was the first to provide that need. She had many students she would take under her wing as one of her own always instilling in them positive attributes. She and Herbert had two wonderful children whom she loved very much. When Sharon was younger, she enjoyed riding horses. Later she found great joy spending time with her grandkids; going out and about with friends and family and loved opportunities to go eat with loved ones. 

She is survived by:

Daughter, Andrea McElroy and husband Cameron

Son, Brinson Stewart and wife July

Ethan McElroy
Taylor Stewart
Treyson Stewart

Father of her children, Herbert Stewart and wife Marilyn

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

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Florene Burrows, Oris J. “Cookie” Brinson and Birdie Brinson. 

Honorary pallbearers serving will be Sean Crouch, Ken Ramsey, Stephen Ramsey, Nathan Ramsey, Larry Jo Eaves, Charles Weeks III.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Timpson Fire Department, P O Box 960, Timpson, Texas 75975.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Mildred “Marilyn” King was born October 25, 1947 in Pineland, TX and entered into rest on November 2, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Tx. She was 73 years of age.

Marilyn was a Special Angel. Raised in Pineland, TX she enjoyed helping her family raise a garden and doing other chores around the farm. Later in life she had the opportunity to live in Austin. She spent some time in San Marcos & Marshall as a resident in a Ladies Group Home and then later settled in at Pinegrove Nursing Center in Center, Tx.

Anyone that knew Marilyn knew she loved people. She never met a stranger and made many friends along her life journey. Marilyn enjoyed church and was a member of First Baptist Church in Pineland, Texas. She enjoyed music and loved to sing. One of her favorite times of the year was Christmas. She loved celebrating Christmas and looked forward to seeing all the Christmas lights and being with her family.

Marilyn is survived by: 
Brother, James A. King of Center

Sister, Bobbie Jean King Rugg of Holland, New York

Many other Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death by:
Parents: J.E. King and Armenda Lee King
Sisters: Lois Burleson & Joyce King

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a Graveside Services held at 3:00 p.m., at Plainview Cemetery in Bronson, TX.

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


Jo Ann McCollister, age 79, passed away peacefully, Friday, October 30, 2020 in Center, Tx. She was born March 13, 1941 in Center, TX.

Jo Ann McCollister worked at Holly Farms in Center, Tx and also USDA in Alameda, California. She loved attending church, reading her Bible and sitting in the sun.

She is survived by: 
Her children: 
Sammy Lee McCollister of Center
Benard McCollister (wife Sheila) of Center
Francine Ellis (husband Jack) of Vallejo, California

15 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Graveside service will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12-noon at Westview Cemetery in Center with Pastor Marlin Cloudy, Eulogist.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1pm – 6pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

Services entrusted to her family of professionals at Sid Roberts Funeral Home


Cynthia Davis Griffin, 68, of Center, Texas passed away on October 31, 2020. Cindy was born on October 11, 1952 to the late W. I. and Inez Neilson Davis. 

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Malcolm Monroe officiating.

Cindy was a loving wife of 47 years to her husband Guy. They enjoyed traveling together, their home in Colorado, fly fishing, and attending the Bravo Vail summer concert series. Her grandchildren were the greatest joy of her life, followed closely by Texas Longhorn football. Cindy loved music, participating in the chancel and hand bell choir for many years. She served in many committees over the years at the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas, where she was a lifelong member.

She leaves to cherish her memories:

Husband, Guy Griffin

Brother, Neilson Davis and wife Diana

Brother-in-Law, John Griffin

Sister-in-Law, Cindy Griffin

Patrick Griffin and wife Kasey
Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband Wesley

Justin Bobbitt
Jason Bobbitt
Ava Griffin
Ella Wahl
Lucy Wahl

Niece, Shannon Grammar

Nephew, Larry Shoults and wife Alex

Great-Niece, Taylor Shoults

A host of family and friends

Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Bobbitt, Jason Bobbitt, Larry Shoults, Mike Walker, Don Walker, Scott Massey, Phillip Massey, Jerry Pinkston, Ryan Pinkston, Jordan Pinkston, Reed Grant, John Lee Pigg, Charles Mitchell.

A special thank you to Christus Highland oncology and hospice teams for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, tributes can be donated to the Christus Foundation – Cancer Treatment Center at www.christusfoundationshreveportbossier.org/give/donate

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


Jerrold “J.W.” Hughes, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.

Born February 27, 1942, J.W. is the son of the late Vernice Hughes and Myrtle Holicer Hughes. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by: 
His wife, Charlotte Hughes of Center

Derrick Hughes and wife Inez of Center
Shannon Lee and husband Greg of Center

Autumn Hughes
Cam Lee
Arista Lee

Brother, Fred Hughes and wife Judy of Lufkin

Special nieces:
Joyce Bush
Katha Hughes
Donna Hughes
Suzette Hughes

Special cousin and friend, Jason Burch of Center

Fur baby, Bear

Preceded in death by his parents, Vernice Hughes and Myrtle Holicer Hughes; and sister, Delores Gene Hughes.

Pallbearers will be Greg Lee, Cam Lee, Jason Burch, Michael McMahon, Michael Henry Bush, and Otis Pleasant. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael David Bush, Bo Chandler, Ryan Chandler, and Tyler Burch.

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


Charlene Battles, 66, of League City, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020, in League City.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born October 22, 1954, in Columbia, Louisiana, Charlene is the daughter of the late Uel Martin and Josephine Martin.

She is survived by: 
Her daughter, Susan O’Rourke and husband Patrick

Son, Bryan Battles

Ashley Braun
Lauren O’Rourke
Riley O’Rourke
Emily O’Rourke
Shauna Battles
Jesse Battles

Angelee Randolph
Joann Price
Jewel Rhodes and husband Ricky

Brother, Bobby Martin and wife Patty

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends

Preceded in death by parents, Uel Martin and Josephine Martin; sister, Lois Sim; and niece, Tammy Rowland.

Pallbearers will be Patrick O’Rourke, Bryan Battles, Terry Adkison, Colby Adkison, Ricky Rhodes, and Bill Rowland.

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


Robert H. Burns, 77, of Timpson, TX passed away on October 29, 2020. Mr. Burns was born May 21, 1943 to the late William H. and Clarice (Bates) Burns.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 3-5PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, TX. Funeral service will be on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11AM at Taylor Funeral Home with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, TX.

Robert was a loving husband and a dedicated father. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, tending to cattle and working on the farm. He loved a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em and spending time with his friends and family. He was an avid reader and had checked out 395 books from the new library in Timpson alone. Robert was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Gary, TX.

He is survived by:

Loving wife of 56 years, Margaret McDonald Burns

Son, John Michael Burns and wife, Holly, of Center

Daughter, Alecia Burns Patterson and husband, Scott, of Georgetown, Indiana

Brother, Wade Burns of Allen, TX

Luke Burns and wife, Macy
Joshua Burns and wife, Meagan
Jesse Burns and wife, Madison
Levi Burns
Brianna Patterson
Taylor Patterson and wife, Cheyenne
Seth Patterson

Ellie Ann Burns
Chrisleigh Ann Burns

Niece, Jennifer Burns Page and husband, Matt

Nephews, Bobby and Ben Burns.

Mr. Burns is proceeded in death by his parents, William and Clarice Burns.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mr. Burns honor be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Timpson Library.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Nita Jo Fleming, 86, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020 in Center, Texas. She was born on June 18, 1934 in Timpson, Texas, to the late Walter Pike and Alma (Croombs) Pike. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 2, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha with Bro. John Whitworth officiating. Internment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Tenaha on Monday, November 2, 2020 beginning at 1:00 PM until service time.

Nita was raised in Timpson, Texas. She attended and graduated Timpson High School Class of 1953. After graduation she met the love of her life, Earl Van Fleming, and the two were married on September 18, 1954. They soon moved to Tenaha, Texas and the two raised two children, Ronnie and Greg. She and Earl spent over 44 wonderful years together before his passing in 1998. Jo was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, and crocheting. She was a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star in Timpson and Tenaha. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with those she adored. Jo loved the Lord and served him through First Baptist Church Timpson growing up and First Baptist Church Tenaha.  

She is survived by:
Her sons, Ronnie Fleming and wife Lisa
Greg Fleming and wife Susie

Sister, Doris Wagner

Cole Fleming and wife Kara
Nathan Fleming
Gabriel Fleming and wife Heather
Nichole Richardson
Carolyn Ford and husband Steven
Cheyanne Phillips
Zackary Fleming
Theresa Barnes

Elora Fleming
Kaleigh Fleming
Cameron Fleming
Avery Barnes
Aiden Barnes
Luke Ramsey
Garrett Richardson
Piper Richardson
Wyatt Smallwood
Cody Smallwood
Kevlyn Ford
Bentley Phillips
Holton Phillips

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

Jo is preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl Van Fleming.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Mervin G. Moore, 85 of Center, passed away Friday morning, October 30, 2020 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service is 2pm Saturday, October 31  at Westview Cemetery in Center. Intermnet is at Westview Cemetery with Bishop Cedric Grace officating.

He is survived by:

Leonard Ray Moore of San Augustine
Irvin Ray Moore of San Augustine
Gale D. Richmond of Mesquite
DeNell Kindle of San Augustine
Stephanie Moore of Houston
Demples Kennard of Mesquite
Deborah Daniels of Center
Dedrick Ratcliff of Center
Sandy Eaden of Center

20 Grandchildren

9 Great-grandchildren

Carl Moore (Dazella) of Katy
Robert Moore of Center
R.L. Moore of Center
Billy Earl Moore (Peggy) of Houston
Zepedee Moore (Lula) of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Clayton Joseph Russell, Sr., affectionately known to all as CJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, in Center, TX.

CJ was born to Rayford and Betty Russell in Port Arthur, TX on February 15th, 1957. He was the oldest of 4 siblings. He attended Nederland schools graduating with the class of 1975. He started working for Groves Equipment Rental prior to graduation and worked with them for 20 years. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his children. It didn’t matter where CJ was, he never met a stranger.

He is survived by:

Son, Clayton Joseph Russell JR of Timpson, TX

Daughter and son-in-law, Christan Jo Russell and Chase Norris of Port Neches, TX

Granddaughter, Kaylie Norris of Port Neches, TX

Mother, Betty Russell of Center, TX

Brother, Jerry Russell of Center, TX

Sister, Pam Bond of Humble, TX

Brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Donna Russell of Humble, TX

Aunt, Jean Seitz of Beaumont, TX

Dear friend, Darlise Miljan

Along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rayford Russell; paternal grandparents, Clayton and Helen Russell; maternal grandparents, Joe and Natalie Miller; several dear friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

CJ’s family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.


Ann “Ballie” Scarber, 88, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 1:00 p.m.  Bro. Rusty Hall will officiate.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born April 3, 1932, Ann is the daughter of the late Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Tom Furlow Campbell.

She is survived by:

Mike Scarber of Center
Marty Scarber and wife Tammy of Rowlett

Brady Scarber and wife Whitney
Brett Scarber and wife Erin
Kristine Harvey and husband Johnathan
Tamra Flores and husband Danny
Allyson Griffith and husband Matt

10 great-grandchildren

Louise Greer of San Augustine
Kay Ballard of Mont Belvieu

Brother, Crit Campbell of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, Robert Scarber; son, Bobby Scarber; granddaughter, Misty Bush and husband Jon, and great granddaughter, Macy Bush.

Pallbearers will be Brett Scarber, Brady Scarber, Johnathan Harvey, Danny Flores, Matt Griffith, Tucker Scarber, and Tyce Scarber.

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


Rose E. McDaniel, 76, died, October 24, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

The graveside service will be Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Rather Cemetery at 11am and Rev. Gary Suell of the Mt. Gillion Baptist Church will be officiating.

There will be a public viewing on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. in Center, TX at Hicks Mortuary. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, mask and social distance are required.

Committal is at Rather Cemetery (Hwy 87 just before F.M. Road 139) and repast is at The Azalea House, 333 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

She is survived by:

Conetta and her husband Rev. Sean Miller of Ft. Worth, Texas
Pamela and her husband Rev. Gary Suell Sr. of Nacogdoches, Texas

Cory Johnson
Cory Thomas
Shernetta Suell
Gary Suell Jr.
Jerrard Suell
LaGarik Suell

Mae Alice and her husband Charles Walker
Charles and his wife Vinita White

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


Mary Ann Owens, 82 of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born to the late Claude Edwards and Irene Jones on March 13, 1938.

Visitation is Friday from 12 noon until 6pm at Community Funeral Home of Center. A private service is Saturday, October 31 at 11am at Westview Cemetery in Center. Interment is at Westview Cemetery in Center with Rev. Calvin Baker officiating.

Mary Ann was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church during her early years of living in Orange, Texas. She was a licensed barber (Orange, TX), a member of the W.I.B.C. Women's International Bowling Commission (Orange, TX) and retired with 28-years of service as a Rural Carrier for the United States Postal Services in Orange, Texas.

After moving to Center, Texas, she continued our father's legacy running the family store known as "Claude's Cafe," which has been in this community for over 60-years. She loved family, bowling, fishing, and music.

Mary Ann was the second oldest of 11 siblings. She is preceded by one brother, James Earl Edwards of Center; three sisters, Jacqueline Ann Edwards of Center, Magie Mae Bryant of Houston, and Dorthy Faye Bailey of Dallas.

She leaves to cherish her memories:

Claude Ray Edwards of Houston, Texas
Joseph Jay Edwards of Spring, Texas

Lula Mae Evans of Jacksonville, Florida
LaDale Toombs Phillips of Atlanta, Georgia
Beulah Ann Hamilton of Copperas Cove, Texas
Margaret "Chock" (Calvin) Baker of Ewa Beach, Hawaii

A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She also had two special goddaughters, Veronica Papilion of Houston, Texas and Winnie "GiGi" Smalls of Center, Texas.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


Nina Hughes, 82, passed away on October 28, 2020 at home in Center, TX, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Hughes was born February 12, 1938, in Timpson TX to the late Robert and Mildred Zella Ramsey Billingsley.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 5-7PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Chapel Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, TX.

Nina retired from for the Shelby County Courthouse license department after years of serving the public, which she loved. After retiring she enjoyed riding the four-wheeler, fishing, hunting and berry picking with her grandchildren. She taught her older granddaughters to cook and can home grown vegetables and how to make homemade jelly. She also taught her daughter-in-laws to make her famous chicken and dressing.

She is survived by:

Lowana Amos and Stanley of Timpson
Clifford Hughes and Joeleen of Mt. Enterprise
Curtis Hughes and Misty of Overton

Shaun Milford and Cheryl of Center
Megan Adams and Joshua of Gary
Levi Hughes and girlfriend, Samantha, of Overton
Baylee Hughes of Overton
Anabelle Hughes of Overton
Kailynn Hughes of Overton
Jessica Holloway and Robbie of Mt. Enterprise
Joseph Cline and Christine of Nacogdoches

Karson, Kutter, Case and Courtlan Milford of Center
Makynze, Brooklyn, Dakota and Jaelyn Adams of Gary
Juliet James of Mt. Enterprise
Jagger Allen of Garrison
Jett Holloway of Mt. Enterprise
Zoe and Acesa Cline of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Mrs. Hughes is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Byron and Kenny Billingsley and her sister in law, Gwen Billingsley.

Thank you to the kind ladies at Affinity Hospice for their loving support during her last days. Also, a big thank you to all the staff at Pine Grove Nursing for her care.

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