10/25/2019

Paul Hollis Luman Jr. of Center passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Luke’s hospital in Lufkin, TX.

Paul was born December 3, 1949 in Center, TX to Paul Hollis Luman Sr. and Noble Ruth Ross. He was a Navy veteran and loved playing guitar and singing with family and friends.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Noble Ruth Ross of Center, TX

Sisters:
Brenda Kay Doggett and husband Lessley of Logansport, LA
Paula Luman Lee of Diana, TX
Susan Atwater and husband Thomas of Vancouver, WA

Brother: 
Glen Luman and wife Christina of Conroe, TX

Nephews:
John Paul Doggett of Center, TX
Larry Wayne Doggett and wife Angel of Leesville, LA
Kenny Lee and wife Tiffany of Dallas, TX
Keith Lee and wife Erin of Friendswood, TX
Fred Lee of Austin, TX
William Shane Lee and wife Lauren of Norfolk, VA
Daniel Cody Lee of Lubbock, TX
Chris Luman and wife Courtney of Lafayette, AR

Nieces:
Amanda Shaw and husband Justin of Forney, TX
Nikka Luman of Shreveport, LA
Michelle Gretl and husband Paul of Oklahoma
Jamie Daniel of California

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Luman, his stepfather, Glenn Ross, and his stepbrother, Brad Emfinger.

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

10/22/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Dr. Clyde Thomas, 77, formerly of Omaha Nebraska and now of Mesquite, Texas.

Dr. Thomas passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. Dr. Thomas was born on June 9, 1942 in Haslam, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm at Triumph the Church of God in Christ (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas 75935). Elder Lon Boyce of Dallas, Texas will be officiating.   

Dr. Thomas attended schools at C.H. Daniels High School in Center, Texas; Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas; University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Nebraska at Lincoln. Dr. Thomas was enlisted in the United States Army.

Dr. Thomas church affiliation was Church of God in Christ. Dr. Thomas occupation includes teaching and mental health profession. Dr. Thomas was active in many organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha, Shriners, Mason, MAD, DADs, Softball Commissioner, Halfway House Counselor, YMCA Counselor and instructor of a mathematic department.  

Dr. Thomas was proceeded in death by parents (John and Virginia Thomas) and (brother) Eric Thomas. 

Dr. Thomas is survived by:
Son: Clyde Thomas II of Omaha, Nebraska 

Daughter: India Thomas, Kelly of Tacoma, Washington 

Grandchildren:
Tiara Kelly
Aujahnae Porter

Brothers: 
William Thomas, Sr. (Maria) of Tyler, Texas
David Thomas, Sr. (Andrea) of Dallas, Texas

Sisters: 
Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Texas
Geraldine Steel of Center, Texas
Deloris Stripling (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
Shirley Johnson of Carthage, Texas
Sarah Coats of Mesquite, Texas
Joyce Mitchell (Joe) of Garland, Texas

Visitation: Friday, October 25, 2019 at Hicks Chapel viewing hours are 6:00pm -8:00pm

Committal: Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas 

Service entrust to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 

10/22/2019

Bertha Beatrice Cartwright, 85 of Shelbyville, passed October 15, 2019 at the Emergency Room in Center.

She will lay-in-state from 12 noon until 1pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bennett Chapel Church of Shelbyville. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. No wake Friday Night. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Kibbles officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Albert Smith of Minosta
Marie Siller (Al) of Gary, Indiana
Bertie Cartwright of Shelbyville
Sharon Cartwright of Shelbyville
Debrah Cartwright of Shelbyville
Donna Garrett (Steven) of Shelbyville

Sons:
Curtis Henry of Shelbyville
George Henry of Shelbyville
Freddie Ray (Emma) Cartwright of Nacogdoches
Harold (Jacklyn) Cartwright of Center
Rick (Karen) Cartwright of Shelbyville

41 Grandchildren, 50 Great-Grandchildren, and 20, Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Lucille Carr (Willie) of Mississippi

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

10/21/2019

David Ardis Hogan, 73, of Center, Texas passed away on October 20, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born January 31, 1946, in Shelby County, David is the son of the late Aubrey Ardis Hogan and Clara (Foresyth) Hogan. 

David is survived by:

Sister, Cherry Davis, of Center, TX

Nephews:
Allen Hogan and wife Debra, of Center, TX
Jeff Hogan and wife Kassie, of Centerville, TX

Nieces:
Stacey Middleton and husband Martin, of Wills Point, TX
Ashley Hines of Center
Casey Davis of Center

Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews and a host of family and friends. 

David is proceeded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Clara Hogan; his brother, Gene Hogan and Brother-in-Law, Billy Davis.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1PM with service to follow at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Internment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

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.

10/20/2019

Bruce Benard Bolton of Joaquin passed away Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at his home. 

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with a graveside service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24th, 2019, at Reynolds Cemetery in Dreka, Texas.

Bruce was born October 31st, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Henry Thomas Bolton and Iva Dell Harris Bolton. He loved being a truck driver for Tyson Foods and received many awards during his career.  Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by: 
Wife of 31 years: Mary Wagstaff Bolton

Daughters: 
Gina Grubbs Williston and husband James of Longview, Texas
Tina Grubbs Amburn and husband Micheal of Center, Texas
Sandi Grubbs Shahan of New Braunfels, Texas

5 grandchildren: 
Kendall Smith of Joaquin, Texas
Hailey Shahan of New Braunfels, Texas
Shalee Seymour of Longview, Texas
Ashlyn Creech of Center, Texas
Nathan Creech of Center, Texas

Sisters: 
Claudia Smart
Nora and husband Bill Johnson
Virginia and husband Charles Russell
Frances Griffin
Pat and husband Gabreil of Portales, New Mexico
Tina and husband Villis Dowden Jr., of Many, Louisiana

Brothers: 
James Bolton of Center, Texas
Doug Tyler of Tenaha, Texas
Brian Tyler of San Antonio, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents, Iva Dell Tyler and Henry Thomas Bolton; and brother, Henry Edward Bolton.

Pallbearers will be Micheal Amburn, James Bolton, Kyle Windham, Matthew Shelton, Michael Lowe, and Sonny Lowe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Wagstaff and Kenneth Harris.

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

10/20/2019

Gail Joleen Abercrombie Keys, 65, of Center, Texas passed away on October20, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born February 9, 1954, in Dallas, Texas, Gail is the daughter of the late Waymon Duaine Abercrombie and Laverne (Leach) Dooley. Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas with Bro. Larry Chandler officiating.

Gail graduated from David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas. She married Ronald Keys and they raised two children, Kevin and Christy. The two were married over 27 years. Life happened and she later married Greg Frame whom has preceded her in death. Gail was loved by all, having lots of friends that she enjoyed spending time with. She never missed the opportunity to cheer her grandchildren on in all sports activities they were involved in. Even in the end as her grandson was playing football on Friday night she was listening for his name on the radio to cheer him on. Gail enjoyed sewing, and definitely had a crafty hand. She found great joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren as life allowed. Gail was a member of Central Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Mother, Patricia Abercrombie

Son, Kevin Duaine Keys and wife Kristy

Daughter, Christy Jackson and husband David

Brothers:
Rodney Abercrombie and wife Kristy
Dan Abercrombie and wife Deborah

Sister, Cindy Abercrombie

Grandchildren:
Krystal Keys
Dawson Jackson
Ethan Jackson

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

Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Waymon Duaine Abercrombie and Laverne Leach Dooley; husbands, Ronald Keys and Greg Frame.

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

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

10/19/2019

R.G. “Monk” Peace, 90, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Dale Gannon and Bro. Jerry Gannon officiating.

Mr. Peace was born January 5, 1929, in Center, to James Booth Peace and Ella Mae Patterson Peace.  During his lifetime, he worked as a lineman, farmer, rancher, and owner of Peace Egg Farm.  Mr. Peace was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by: His wife: Pat Peace

Children: 
Roy Peace and wife Sharon
Glenda Ray and husband Alan
Rita Hairgrove and husband Bill
Jan Allen and husband Terry

Grandchildren: 
Shane Ray and wife Kim
Brandi Riggs and husband Justin
JB Raymond and wife Jennifer
Kaleb Metcalf and wife Melissa
Tanner Peace and wife Kristin
Suzanne Peace

Great-grandchildren: 
McKynzie Bush
Justin Raymond
Jaxon Raymond
Cole Riggs
McKenna Ray
Cameron Metcalf
Cason Metcalf
Trinity Metcalf

Sister: Barbara Fay Wilson

Brothers-in-law:
David Jones
Sam Jones and wife Joy

Sisters-in-law: 
Rose Jones
Mary Walker
Helen Samford and husband Oswell
Linda Foreman and husband Bobby
Reneta Jones

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Booth Peace and Ella Mae Patterson Peace; sister, Lillie Mae Hughes and husband Jeff; brothers, Reynold Dean “Bully” Peace and wife Yvonne and James Millard “Cudge” Peace and wife Wanda; and son-in-law, Buddy Metcalf; brothers-in-law, Donald Jones, Bob Jones, Carol Wilson, and Mike Walker; sisters-in-law, Barbara Waller and husband Jimmy, Jo Norris, and Billie Wall and husband Lester.

Pallbearers will be Shane Ray, JB Raymond, Kaleb Metcalf, Tanner Peace, and Justin Riggs.

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

10/17/2019

A. Dale Carter, 69 of Houston, passed away October 7, 2019 in Houston.

Graveside service is Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:30pm at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.

She is survived by:

Cousin, Q.T. (Pauline) Edwards of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

10/17/2019

Larry Wayne Wilburn, Sr., 70 of Tyler, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in Tyler.

Memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Patroon Baptist Church in Patroon.

Mr. Wilburn was born July 6, 1949, in Shelbyville, Texas to H.E. (Horace) Wilburn and Bernice Wilburn.

He is survived by:

Children:
Kenneth Wilburn
Jody Matthews
Larry Wilburn, Jr.

13 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Louise Tompkins
Joyce Smith

Brothers:
Travis "Tappy" Wilburn
Carroll Wilburn

He is preceded in death by wife, Sabrina Wilburn.

End of life care provided by Boren Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Texas.

10/16/2019

Billy Ferguson, 67, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Cookie Fitzgerald officiating.

Mr. Ferguson was born November 2, 1951, in Garrison, to Powel James Ferguson and Betty Louise Clifton Ferguson.  He loved his children and his family.  Mr. Ferguson attended First Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
His wife: Etta Ferguson of Nacogdoches

Brother: Willis Ferguson and wife Joyce of Garrison

Sisters: 
Nancy Ferguson of Etoile
Melanie Ferguson of Etoile
Fran Fitzgerald and husband Cookie of Chireno

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

He is preceded in death by his children, Vanessa J. Ferguson and Billy Joseph Ferguson; parents, Powel James Ferguson and Betty Louise Clifton Ferguson; brothers, James Ferguson and Rolin Ferguson; and sisters, Mattie McCarty and Betty Jernigan.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Fitzgerald, Jack Brittain, Willis Ferguson Jr., Michael Adkinson, Marcus Adkinson, and Brandon Lawson.

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

10/16/2019

Jimmy W. Berry, 75 of Shelbyville, passed away October 15, 2019 at his home. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Rose Ryan Berry and William Berry on February 26, 1944. 

No services are planned at this time.

He is survived by:

Wife of 56 years, Mary Berry of Shelbyville

Children: 
Richard Berry and wife Ann of Fort Worth
Debra Smith of Houston

5 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandchildren

Brother, Micheal Berry and wife Alice of Shelbyville

The family wishes to give special thanks to Harbour Hospice of Lufkin, Texas.

10/15/2019

Brenda S. Adkinson, 70, of Milam, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in Milam.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2019, at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County. 

Mrs. Adkinson was born April 16, 1949, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Levi Newcomb and Crystal Martin Newcomb. She moved to Texas in 1978 and later married Willie Adkinson in 1980. In 2006, she moved to Milam. She lived for the Lord and loved her family with all her heart. Her son and grandson were her pride and joy and everything she did was for them. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. Adkinson was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by:

Husband, Willie Adkinson

Son, Robert Allen Guider

Grandson, Zaine

Brothers:
Robert Newcomb
Levi Newcomb Jr.
Steven Newcomb

Sisters:
Debbi Cavin
Phyllis Williamson

She is preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Crystal Newcomb.

Pallbearers will be Michael Adkinson, Marcus Adkinson, Justin Adkinson, Joseph Pepper, Zane Williamson, Dusty Gordon, Willis Ferguson, and Jack Brittain.

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

10/15/2019

Mary Ann McLeroy Woods, 66, of Redmond, Oregon passed away Saturday, October 12th from an extended struggle with cancer. She was born on October 4, 1953 to Jack McLeroy and Bessie Johnson McLeroy in Center, Texas.

She was a 1971 graduate of Center High School where she was the class salutatorian and a member of the Roughrider Band. She attended Tyler Junior College with a band scholarship, and was a member of Zeta Phi Omega sorority. As a member of the TJC band she participated in the 1971 Super Bowl in New Orleans, where the Dallas Cowboys won their first NFL championship. She graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and went on to study nutrition at the University of Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

For several years, she worked as a dietitian at Scott White Hospital in Temple, Texas before relocating to Central Oregon in 1978. For many years, she was the office manager for Alder Springs Family Medicine in Enterprise, Oregon. She raised her family in Wallowa County, Oregon, where she helped manage the annual county fair and used her skills as a master food preserver. She later moved to the Oregon coast and finished her professional life as a dietitian in Coos Bay.

Mary Ann loved bluegrass music, trains, and cheering for her beloved Oregon Ducks football and basketball teams.

A celebration of her life will be held in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, Oregon 97756. (877) 244-0858.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Olivia Woods of Washington, DC
Rose Romine, husband Cody and son Virgil of Enterprise, Oregon

Sister, Linda Samford and husband Joe of Mineola, Texas

Brothers:
Ed McLeroy of Georgetown, Texas
Mike McLeroy of Tucson, Arizona

Nephew, J T Samford of Dallas, Texas

Niece, Kaitlin Samford of Dallas, Texas

Numerous cousins and close friends

10/14/2019

Buck Davis, 91, of Center, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Davis was born February 16, 1928, in Huxley, to Herman Davis and Annie Campbell Davis.  He retired from Shelbyville ISD and was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Lynn Davis and wife Yolanda
Joyce Dean and husband Junior
Howard Davis and wife Patty

Grandchildren: 
Tim Parker and wife Emily
Brittany Foster and husband Matt
Josh Davis and wife Lindsay
Clay Dean

Great-grandchildren: 
Roman and Ivy Foster
Raylee and Hayes Davis
Carson and Case Parker 

He is preceded in death by wife of 61 years, Mae Davis; his parents, Herman and Annie Davis; sisters and brother, Grace Hutto, Nathaleen Duncan, Bonnie Belrose, Barbara Graves, Billy Davis, and Joy Oswalt.

Pallbearers will be Billy Davis, Sonny Davis, Steve Holloway, Matt Foster, Timothy Parker, and Josh Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Parker, Roman Foster, Clay Dean, John Koltonski, and Danny Scarborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

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

10/14/2019

Denise Renee Blackwell, 39, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Blair Cemetery in Shelby County.  

Mrs. Blackwell was born December 30, 1979, to Kenneth Earl Blackwell and Renee Smithhart Blackwell.  She was presently a college student.

She is survived by:

Husband, Dewayne Hendrick

Children:
Natalie Hendrick
Layla Hendrick
Ethan Hendrick

Grandchildren:
Leah Hutto
Presleigh Hutto
Waylon Harvey

Parents, Kenneth and Renee Blackwell

Sister, Michelle Bridges and husband Brant

Brother, Bubba Blackwell

Numerous nieces; a nephew; and one great-niece.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Hester Blackwell.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Hendrick, Little Keith Blackwell, Bubba Blackwell, Jeffery Blackwell, Justin Blackwell, and Justin Ross.

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

10/10/2019

Mary McDonald Warneke, 86, of Timpson, Texas passed away on October 9, 2019 in Timpson, Texas. Born February 11, 1933, Mary is the daughter of the late Jack Garland Brown and Ruby Viola (Chaney) Brown. Visitation will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2PM at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, Texas with Bro. E.J. Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Mary was born in Garrison, Texas. She attended Robert E. Lee school in Tyler, Texas.  Mary married the love of her life, Doy McDonald, in February 1951, spending more than 25 years together before his sudden passing in 1974. They had three wonderful children in which they adored.  She later married Henry Cecil, and spent 10 years with him. Life happened, and later she married Earnest Warneke, they enjoyed each others compnay, and spent more than 15 years together before his passing with cancer.  

She was considered the Roller Derby Queen in her younger years. She also enjoyed playing volleyball in school. Mary was a physical therapist assistant in the public school system for many years. Her love for children was great, but grew even more as she had grandchildren. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Mary was a crafty person, enjoyed making floral arrangements. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, working in the flower beds and gardening. You could find her in the kitchen canning vegetables she had grown, putting up jam from fruit she had gathered, and just cooking great food for her family.

Mary was a devoted christian lady. She is a member of First Assembly of God Church, Timpson. She served her church, in many capacities. She was the chuch clerk for over 30 years, until her health failed. She loved her Lord and was willing to serve him in any way.  

She is survived by:
Her son: Joel Lann McDonald

Daughters: 
Barbara Aniethia McDonald
Patricia Lynn Todd and husband John

Brother: Jack Brown

Sister: Betty Frazier

Grandchildren:
Mike Todd and wife Tonya
Nathan Todd and wife Tiffany
Jesse Ellis

Great-grandchildren: 
Micah Todd
Lane Todd
Harper Ellis
Rilynn Ellis
Allie Todd

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

Mary is preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Warneke, Henry Cecil, Doy McDonald; grandson, John Todd Jr.; brothers, John Paul Brown, Mark Samuel Brown, Oscar Brown, Jesse Brown, Billy Little, Robert Little; sisters, Pauline Brown and Mary Grant.

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

10/9/2019

Sheila Fountain Cosby, 51, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Son Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Cosby was born May 14, 1968, to Homer Fountain Jr. and Wanda Williams Fountain. Her hobbies included fishing, crafting, and being with grandkids and family. She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church.

She is survived by: 

Her children: 
Ashley Cosby of Douglass
William Wesley Cosby Jr. of Center
Brandon Chase Shields of Joaquin

Grandchildren: 
Steven Mahaffey of Douglass
Jaiden Mahaffey of Douglass
Braelynn Cosby of Cherino

Sister: Jill Parker and husband Steve of Center

Brother: Randy Fountain

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her father, Homer Fountain Jr.; mother and stepfather, Wanda and Jeff Coats; grandparents, Rachel and Jack Fountain, Vaudine Adams, and John Thomas Williams Jr.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Thompson, John Kevin Cosby, Steven Mahaffey, Steve Parker, Lonnie Whitton, and Chase Shields. Honorary pallbearer will be Taylor Bryce.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with final expenses.

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

10/08/2019

Fred Hudson III, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in Center.

Mr. Hudson was born July 6, 1948, in Center, to Fred Hudson, Jr. and Kathleen Covington Hudson.

He is survived by: 
His son: Warren Hudson and his family

Daughter: Jasmine Crowley

Brothers: Willie Hudson and Stephen Shires

Sister-in-law: Vickie Hudson

Brother-in-law: Don Stewart

Numerous nieces and a great-nephew; and countless friends and loved ones.

Mr. Hudson was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Donna Stewart and Paul Hudson.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Center Community House, 423 San Augustine Street in Center. All of his many friends and family are invited to attend.  And bring your favorite Freddie story with you.

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

10/07/2019

Yvonne Wetzel, 80, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Timpson.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Johnny Black officiating.  Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Wetzel was born January 23, 1939, in Hedley, to Burnis Cooper and Essie Moran Cooper. She worked as a cosmetologist and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jerry Goetzman

Children:
Marlos Gillian
Raymond Stringer
Kathy Hopson
Jimmy Stringer
Barbie Segal

10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren

Sister, Merilyn White

Brother, James Cooper.  

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Smith; grandson, Joey Stringer; parents, Burris Cooper and Essie Moran Cooper; son-in-law, Steve Hopson; and Johnny Wetzel and J.D. Stringer.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons - Jason Stringer, Michael Stringer, Dustin Smith, David Brackin, Justin Pirtle, and Mark Tobias.

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

10/05/2019

Larry Scarborough, 74, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, in Pasadena as a result of a heart attack.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael McArthur and Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Scarborough was born April 17, 1945, in Center, to Jeff Scarborough and Ruth Metcalf Scarborough. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Mr. Scarborough was a member of the Houston Scottish Rite Downtown Temple, Dickinson Masonic Lodge #1324 in Dickinson, Northshore Lodge #1353 in Houston, and El Mina Shriners in Galveston. He was also a member of Sagemont Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mozell Furlow Scarborough of Pasadena

Children:
Jeffrey Scarborough and wife Melina of Alvin
Tammy Schnell and husband Kent of Houston

Grandchildren:
Kaeley Moore and husband Russell
Andrea Scarborough and fiancé Jared Byrd
Ashtin Schnell
Anastasia Schnell
Isabella Pena

Great-grandchildren: Riley Moore and Tyler Moore

Brother, Danny Scarborough and wife Judy

Sisters:
Deloris Sample and husband Donald
Merlyon Chandler and husband Larry

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jeff Scarborough and Ruth Metcalf Scarborough.

Pallbearers will be Kent Schnell, Pat Scarborough, Phillip Scarborough, Richard Furlow, Sammy Furlow, and Harold Sabin.

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

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