04/01/2021

Velma Ann Crockett Cartwright, 60 of Sexton Community, passed away Wednesday night, March 24, 2021 at her residence.

Graveside service is Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1pm at Crockett Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Jackson officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Edmund (Jerica) Cartwright of Center
Brandon (Jessica) Cartwright of Center

2 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Lueveia C. Barnes of Sexton
Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, LA
Iva Nell Simmons of San Augustine

Brothers:
Burdest Leroy Crockett of Shelbyville
James Earl Crockett of Sexton

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

04/01/2021

Etienne Nannette Bussey, 46, of Timpson passed away March 24 at her home in Timpson. She was born May 23, 1974 to the late Willie Alvin Bussey and the late LaVanna Page Bussey.

She attended public school at Timpson Independent School District. At an early age, she joined First Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where she was also baptized.

Nannette was well known and loved throughout East Texas. She was a jack of all trades, working many jobs including but not limited to B&B, Tri-County, Dollar General and Pilgrims.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Nannette leaves to cherish her memories:
Children:
Roberto Bussey (Tiffany)
TyQuwon Bussey (Kimberly)
TyKuirra Bryant (Leonard)
Phillip Bussey
ShyKuirra Bussey
Quantarius Busse
Jeremiah Osby

Special grandchildren:
Anaya Johnson
Makayla Tutt
Jeremiah Tutt
Adrianna Tutt

Sisters:
LaSonnia Hooper (Dwight)
Michelle Riggans
Rosalyn Crawford (Christopher)
Chantel Bussey Starks (Troy)
Melyniese Bussey
Valencia Clark
Vickie Downs
Brittany Deneron Williams

Brothers:
Oscar Garner
Willie Garner (Desiree)
Brandon Bussey
Bryon Clark
Deneron Williams

Aunts:
Kathy Hooper
Tammie Page

Uncles:
Willie Ray Page
Billy Ray Page

God-children:
Chanetta Mims (Lamonte)
LaRuth Osby
Astoria Cross
Collin Shane
Alexus Wallace

Step-mother, Linda Bussey

Sister-in-law, Janella Thomas

Brother-in-law, Keith Riggans

Special father, Carl Solomon

Special friends:
Cheri Branton
James "Flip" Tutt

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

She was preceded in death by grandparents:
Lola Hooper
Henry Thomas Bussey
Robert Lee
Minnie Ann Page

Brothers:
Glenn Clark
Phillip LaMarcus

Uncle, Kenneth Page (Lavern)

Aunts:
Juanita Young (Marvin)
Lakita Page  

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

03/31/2021

Amy Lyn Robertson, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning 1:30 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Rev. Carol Clifford Turner and Rev. Malcolm Monroe will officiate.

Born October 2, 1954, Amy is the daughter of the late Harold Dean Robertson and Betty Ann Parker Robertson. She graduated Center High School in 1973 and went on to work in education as a Theatre teacher. She retired as office manager from Flat Fork Water Supply in September of 2020.

Amy was an avid reader and took every opportunity to share her love of books with others. Amy was a member of "Friends of the Library" and worked on numerous book sales for fundraisers. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. In her spare time, she also enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans for her friends and family. Amy had the most beautiful voice and those who had the opportunity to hear her sing were truly blessed. She was a very talented actor as well and starred in several productions in college.

She is survived by:

Sister, Lea Ann Robertson of Center

Niece, Ashlyn Forbis and husband Adam of Troup

Great-nephews, Landon Ray Forbis and Hudson Lane Forbis of Troup

Extended family:
Janet Gomez Romero and husband Guadalupe Romero
Rudy Romero
Michelle Gomez
Fatima Romero
Carmen and Juan Navarro
Santiago Navarro
Jose Navarro

Also a number of cousins, other relatives; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold Dean Robertson and Betty Ann Parker Robertson.

Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church or Fannie Brown Booth Library.

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

03/30/2021

Jimmy Dale Bailey, 45, of Houston, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021, in Houston.

Born December 22, 1975, in Center, Texas, Jimmy Dale was the son of Huey Gene Bailey and Nancy Jane Mancil Bailey.  

Jimmy Dale was a member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community in Shelby County.

Graveside service will be held at 3pm, Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Tim Rule officiating.

He is preceded in death by his father Huey Gene Bailey and his mother Nancy Jane Mancil Bailey.

Jimmy Dale never met a stranger and was loved by many. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name at Mangum Funeral Home for expenses and a headstone.

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

03/30/2021

Nancy Jane Weatherby Kepner, 81, of Lufkin, Texas, passed away March 27, 2021, in Lufkin, Texas.

A private graveside service at the Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas, will be held under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mrs. Kepner was born September 15, 1939, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to James I. Weatherby and Yvonne Davis Weatherby.  

She was a 1957 graduate of Tenaha High School and graduated from Baylor University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority while at Baylor.

Mrs. Kepner began her business career following college with Standard Oil Company of Texas (now Chevron Oil Company) in Houston and concluded her career with Merichem Company in Houston.

Mrs. Kepner was preceded in death by both her parents and her husband of 38 years, Jack Leo Kepner, who passed away in 2010. Remaining relative is cousin, Phyllis Phelan of Enfield, Connecticut.

Special friends to her were the Birthday Girls:
Linnie Edwards
Mary Kay Ford
Jo Ann Rainwater
Kathy Scharer
Floy Haddox

with whom she shared many years together on trips that always resulted in lots of laughter.  

Also special to her was longtime friend from Tenaha, Shirley Spurlock.

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

03/29/2021

David Brandon Joubert, 43, passed away in Nacogdoches, TX, on March 27, 2021

Viewing at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, April 2, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with burial at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:
His daughters:
Macy Lynn Joubert
Haley Jade Joubert

Mother and father, Jacquiline Daigle and Charles Daigle

Brother, Timothy Shone Joubert

Sister, Hope Lee Nunez

Uncle, Kirk Anthony Joubert

Many nieces and nephews; and lots of friends

A gathering will be at David’s mom’s house in honor of David Brandon.  Music and food will be served.

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

03/27/2021

Joseph Barr, 61, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2pm, Monday, March 29, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation at 1pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Tim Perkins will officiate.

Born August 7, 1959, in San Francisco, California, Joseph is the son of Melvin Williams and Juanetha Horton. He served in the United States Air Force and later became an electronic technician. He enjoyed music and sound systems. Joseph was a member of Center Church of Christ in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Chamberlain of Center

Son, Tyler Barr of Center

Father, Melvin Williams of Center

Aunts:
Patsy Morgan
Charlene Fortenberry
Cathy Burkett all of Gladewater

Brothers and sisters:
Bill Barr of Arizona
Mary Tull of California
Teresa Tapia of California
Kenneth Barr of South Korea

He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanetha Horton; and brother, David Williams.

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

03/26/2021

Tanya Lynn Crawford Johnson, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, in Joaquin.

Memorial service will be held at 10am Monday, March 29, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Chuck Horton officiating.

Tanya was born July 18, 1952, in Center, to Curtis Randolph Crawford and Juanita Octavia Roberts Crawford. She enjoyed cooking, watching her kids and grandkids play sports, and playing card games. Tanya was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by:

Husband, Newton Johnson Jr. of Joaquin

Children:
Meredith Latham Johnston and husband Daniel of Carthage
Joey Latham and wife Sheerin of San Francisco, California

Brother, Donald Crawford and wife Vickie of New London

Sister-in-law, Rose Crawford of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Connor Johnston of Carthage
Elizabeth, Evan, Cameron, Zoya, and Tyler Latham of San Francisco, California

Stepdaughter, Amy Lee Johnson

Nephews:
Donald Wayne Crawford of Whitehouse
Spencer Crawford of Center

Niece, Tammy Mitchum of Nacogdoches

Special friend, Sandra Remedies of Benton, Louisiana.

Preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Randolph Crawford and Juanita Octavia Roberts Crawford; and brother, Randall “Bubba” Crawford.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

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

03/26/2021

Mac Provost, 86 of Shelbyville, Texas, died at a local nursing home in Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Mr. Provost was born to the late Mr. David Provost and France Provost on October 2, 1934.

Graveside service will be Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11am. Interment will be at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Bishop Howard Cloudy Sr. officiating.

He is survived by:

Stepson, Jackie McClelland (Paula) of Shelbyville, Texas. 

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

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

03/25/2021

Our angel, Shiloh May West, was born into heaven on March 24, 2021. Shiloh only spent a moment in our arms but will forever be in our hearts.

Shiloh is survived by:

Father and mother, Clint West and Norma Ruiz of Center

Siblings, Hunter and Lily West of Center

Grandparents:
Santiago and Maria Ruiz of Center
Danny and Susan West of Center

Great-grandma, Alice West of Center

Special uncles and aunts:
Sandy Ruiz and wife Courtney of Wichita Falls
Richard Ruiz and wife Jenna of Keller
Jesse Ruiz and wife Shanell of Center
Rebekah Cummings and husband Curtis of Joaquin
Bethany West of Center

Special cousins:
Kyrie and Christain Ruiz
Victoria and Lola Ruiz
Cash and Cyrus Ruiz
Alyssa, Mckennon and Saylor Cummings

Her presence in our lives will be celebrated in a private graveside service with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating and under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

“I carried you every second of your life and will love you every second of mine.”

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

03/24/2021

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

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

She is survived by:

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

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

33 Grandchildren

A host of great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

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

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

03/22/2021

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

Survivors include:

Uncle, Dr. Wayne Kyle of Carthage

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

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

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

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

03/22/2021

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

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

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

Kenneth is survived by:

Sister, Martha Taylor of San Augustine

Brother, Tony Bohannon of Vidor

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

Niece, Paula Byers of Center

Preceded in death by parents and brother, Shelby Bohannon.

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

03/22/2021

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

Reta is survived by:

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

Stepdaughter, Kathy Evans

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

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

Sister, Peaches Conway

Numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

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

She is survived by:

Son, Ronnie Paige (Lisa) of Timpson

5 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Allie Smith

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

03/18/2021

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

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

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

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

He is survived by:
 

Wife, Maria Gonzalez

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

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

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

Numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03/18/2021

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

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

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

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

His survivors include:

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

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

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

7 great-grandchildren

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

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

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

03/18/2021

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

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

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

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

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Mother, Elaine S. Greer of Tenaha

Father, James W. Moore of Tenaha

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

Grandchildren:
Jace J. Mitchell
Zayden Mitchell
Baby Zoe Mitchell

Fiancé, Dewey Harris (Moore) of Tenaha

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

Brothers:
Fredric Richards of Houston
Deion Johnson of Center

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

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

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

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

03/18/2021

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

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

He is survived by:

Daughter, Tonya Robertson Peoples

Grandchildren:
Khylon Robertson
Taylor Peoples
Pey'ton Peoples

Mother, Cecil Sparks

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

Brother, Ray Charles Sparks

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

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