01/25/2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Earlene Thompson (77) of Lufkin, Texas are pending. Mrs. Thompson died CHI St Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. On Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas.

01/23/2017

Cody Quincy May, age 31, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 in Travis County, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm Tuesday, January 24, 2014 at Center Christian Fellowship Church.

Services are pending at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.

01/23/2017

Elizabeth Vaudine Adams, 93, of Center, entered into Heaven on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joel Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Adams was born December 2, 1923, in Shelby County, to Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman.  She loved gardening, working puzzles and spending time with her family. Mrs. Adams was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:

Children:
Glenn Williams and wife, Martha Raye, of Johnson City, Tennessee
Billy Williams of Center
Barbara Scates and husband, Jerry, of Center
Gay Adams and Steve Salmon of San Angelo

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Street
Ron Williams
Deana Jackson
Randy Fountain
Sheila Cosby
Jill Parker
Angie Simmons
Michael Scates
Lloyd Scates
Pam Marshall

27 Great-Grandchildren

Several Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Vastine Folsom

Brother: Verlon Luman

Preceded in death by
Parents: Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman
Daughter: Wanda Coats
Son-in-law: Jeff Coats
Daughter-in-law: Nancy Williams, Jackie Williams
Grandson: Bob Adams
Sisters: Velma Smith, Vernice Holt

Pallbearers will be Michael Scates, Dale Scates, Lloyd Scates, Brandon Simmons, Randy Simmons and Steve Parker.  

Thank you to Pine Grove Nursing Home and Hospice of East Texas.  A special thanks to Dr. Ted Ledet for her many years of medical care and Dr. Dixon Golden and his staff for the persistent and dedicated eye care and the love and kindness shown to our mother and family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to West Shelby Fire Department. Donations can be mailed to West Shelby County Fire Dept., 670 CR 1190, Center, TX 75935

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

01/20/2017

Patricia Ann Bradshaw, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 in Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 11, 1932 in Amarillo to Lowell and Joanna (Anderson) VanCleave.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lowell & Joanna VanCleave, her husband, Doyle Bradshaw, sisters, Betty Creech and Helen and nephew, Danny Creech.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Deanna Graves & husband, Joel of Center
Son:
Freddie Watlington of Center
Special Granddaughter:
Morgan Porter of Center
Sister:
Frances Hutto of Colorado
Nephews & Nieces:
Billy Creech, Sam Creech, Karen Thompson,
Sharon McClure, Van Hutto, John Hutto & Danny McClure
Pallbearers:
Blake Ritter, Joel Graves,
Matthew Chandler & Billy Creech

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

01/20/2017

Ka Yee, 20, of Center formerly of Burma, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 as a result of a murder in Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Parents: Pah Ka Tee and Pu Bye of Chicago, IL

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

01/19/2017

Rayford Kelle Lamkin, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at noon Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 19, 1931 in Center to W.C. “Cade” and Lucille (Sanford) Lamkin. He graduated from Center High School in 1949. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956. He worked as a service and repair manager for Dr. Pepper/ Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Center for 40 years and he also worked as the night manager at Shelby General Hospital for 20 years. He was a member of St. Marks Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Cade & Lucille Lamkin, sister, Neva Partridge and Mother-in-law, Mary Haycock.

He is survived by:

Wife: Anne Lamkin of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law: Keith & Kim Lamkin of Friendswood

Son & Daughter-in-law: Ken & Peggy Sue Lamkin of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Kelle Lamkin
Blake Lee Lamkin
Casey Flanagan
Julie Flanagan
Angel Flanagan

10 Great-Grandchildren
Sisters & Brothers-in-law:
Marcia & Bill Eberenz of Center
Glenda Faye & Alfred Brown of Houston

Pallbearers: Charles Eberenz, Brad Eberenz, Gary Helton, Tommy Dean, Rex Hutto & Read Langford

Honorary Pallbearers: Weldon Boles, John Black, R.G. “Monk” Peace & John Ed Giles

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

01/18/2017

Maurine Barton Prince, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Sam Roe officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Prince was born March 28, 1926, in Center, to Joe Shelton and Naomi Forsythe Shelton.  She was a hard worker and loved flowers, gardening, singing and going to Old Home Church. Mrs. Prince was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Son: James Wayne Barton and wife, Lena, of Joaquin

Son-in-law: Dan Husband of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Anthony Barton and wife, Vonda, of Joaquin
Rachel Moorman of Joaquin
Chris Barton of Joaquin
Michelle Barton of California

5 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Shirley Barton
Husband: James A Barton
Husband: Glenn Prince
Sister: Bernice Grimes
Brother: Johnny Shelton

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

01/19/2017

Funeral service for David Earl “Pete” Pike will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson with Kyle Green officiating.  Interment will follow in Tennessee Community Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

David Earl "Pete" Pike, 77, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on January 17, 2017 of COPD and complications. Born July 6, 1939, in Gary, Panola County, Texas, he is the son of the late Elbert and Artie (Birdwell) Pike. His grandmother called him “Pete” and it stuck. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.

His family had moved to Timpson by mid-1940. David and his siblings grew up around the Timpson area, mostly farming and raising chickens. All six children attended Timpson Public Schools. David made the All-District Football Team in 1956/57 and was honorably mentioned for All-State that year as well. He graduated in 1958.

After graduation he entered the Army, serving in Japan, Germany, Korea and Vietnam. In Vietnam he was assigned to “D” Co. 198 LIB, Americal Division, operating out of Fire Base Dottie, conducting search and destroy missions in the theater of operations. Wounded by a ChiCom grenade on 18 August 1970 near My Lai, he was medivaced to Chu Lai, Da Nang, Japan, Brooke Army Medical Center. For combat service he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star (3) with “V” Device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service and others. He retired from the Army after 20 years in 1984.

David then became accredited by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) in 1986. He worked as an anti-corrosion specialist and inspector throughout the United States and overseas until 2000. He established Texas Independent Coatings Inspectors, Inc. in 1986.

David married Tempie Ann Green in 1998, after they had both reared a family, lived a full life, and had successful careers. They have lived in Timpson since 1999. David is a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion, and a contributing member of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society.

David is survived by his loving wife Tempie Green Pike; daughter, Christina Rena Pike of New Orleans, Louisiana; stepdaughter, Tara Rogers and husband Gene of Columbus, Ohio; stepson, Rusty Brunson and wife Jacqueline of New Braunfels, Texas; sister, Patsy Rogers of Conroe, Texas; grandson, Stephen Mitchell Pike-Kirsch of New Orleans, Louisiana; step-grandchildren, Jordan, Kelsey, Merin and Daylon Rogers and Arabella Ames; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe and Carol Lynn “Cotton” Pike; sisters, Jimmie Lou Curbow and Peggy Ruth Hudges.

A special thank you is extended to Bethany Hospice, and most recently HeartsWay Hospice for their support and care.

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylor.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

01/16/2017

Clyde Enmon, Jr., age 75 of Center, formerly of St Bernard, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home.

A memorial service will be  held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating.  A memorial visitation for friends and family will begin prior to the service at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born January 6, 1942 in Pasadena, Texas. He spent most of his adult life in St. Bernard, Louisiana.  He worked at Union Texas Petroleum for 30 years and retired and moved back to Center, Texas in 2005. He enjoyed farming, deer hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde H Enmon and W. Eldean Brawley, first wife & mother of his children, Linda Francioni Enmon and second wife, Peggy Carithers Enmon and his brother, James Enmon.

He is survived by:

Children:
Wendy LeBlanc & husband, Michael
Susan Poincot & husband, Lloyd
Mel Enmon & wife, Kirby
Lisa Enmon

Grandchildren: Cory LeBlanc & wife, Kathleen, Gabbie Poincot, Trey Poincot, Halie Enmon, Chelsie Enmon, Hannah Nicosia, Emily Nicosia & Jake Nicosia

Great-Grandchildren: Violet LeBlanc & Genevieve Morrow

Brother: Richard Enmon & wife, Judy

Sisters-in-law: Jeanette Enmon, Carol Cagney & husband, Bill & Fay Chaplain

Thanks to all of the family & friends who provided love, support,
great food & prayers. Special thanks also to Kellie Baty whose friendship & love for Clyde was a great support to him and our family during his final days.

The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice, especially Stephanie and Daisy for providing excellent care for our daddy.

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

01/13/2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Lee Mosley (90) of Tenaha will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:30am at St John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas.  Mrs. Mosley died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Carthage Healthcare Center in Carthage, Texas.  Bro. Chandler Pettis will be officiating.
 
Mrs. Mosley’s is survived by:
 
Sons:  
N.J. (Gwen) Mosley of Beaumont, Texas
John W. Mosley of Tenaha, Texas
 
Daughters:
Helen R Mosley of Tenaha, Texas
Shirley (Roosevelt) Walton of Carthage, Texas
Doris R. Mosley of Longview, Texas
 
Brothers:  
William H. King of Killeen, Texas
Robert (Jan) King of Hayville, VA
 
Sisters:
Ola Mae Evans
O. D. Bolton  

Visitation: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at St. John Baptist Church from the hours of 10:00am to 11:30am.
 
Committal:  St John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas

01/13/2017

Mrs. Linda Jeannine (Fancher) Pierce of Martinsville, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the age of 68 years, 1 month, and 25 days.

She was born November 17, 1948, in Shelby County, Texas. Mrs. Pierce had been a longtime resident of Martinsville, Texas. She and Ivan A. Pierce were married on June 4, 1972.

Her survivors include:

Her husband of 44 years, Ivan A. Pierce of Martinsville, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law, Casey and Jenni Pierce of Livingston, Texas

Daughter, Katie Pierce of Martinsville, Texas

Grandsons, Caseon Pierce and Kaleb Pierce

Granddaughter, Lillie Pierce

Sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Robert Cousins

Brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Sherry Fancher

Sister, Jan Fancher.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert T. "Bud" Fancher and Jean Linthicum Fancher.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Martinsville Cemetery, located at 10892 FM 95 South in Martinsville, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Michael Henson.

Offer your online memories and condolences at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

01/12/2017

Anne Alice Moss, 70, of Center, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at her residence.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mrs. Moss was born October 26, 1946, in Greenville, South Carolina.

She is survived by
Sons:
Donald Allen Truitt, Jr. and wife, Dianne, of Center
Dale Andrew Truitt and wife, Cheryl, of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Cody Evans and wife, Katlynn
Ashley Alexander
Patrick Mills and fiancé, Mikaela Stone
Lanie Truitt
Lexie Truitt
Averie Truitt

5 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Cathy Cornwell and husband, Greg, of Dallas

Brother: Danny Clark of San Antonio

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Larry Michael Moss
Parents: Earnest Hilton and Alice Anne Powers Clark
Stepfather: Sydney Gordon Clark
Brother: Ernie Clark

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

01/10/2017

Rev. Dr. Clois Rodgers, 80, passed away January 7, 2017, at his residence in San Augustine, TX.  He was born January 17, 1936 in Chireno, TX  to parents Chester Rodgers and Roxie Garrett.

Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am At Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX with Rev.  James A. Ervin as Eulogist, and Rev. Cedrick Grace Sr., Officiating. Interment will follow at St. Luke’s Cemetery in San Augustine TX.

Visitations will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 12 Noon until 4:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches and later he will be viewed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two children, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Wife of 60 years, Siscile Handy Rodgers

Children:
John L. Handy (Rosie) of Houston, TX
Robert L. Rodgers of San Augustine, TX
Lola Rodgers Miller (Ira) of San Augustine, TX
Dorothy Rodgers Nobles (Floyd) of San Augustine, TX
Joyce Rodgers of San Augustine, TX
Judie Rodgers Caraway (Rev. Rayford) of San Augustine, TX
Linda Rodgers Wilson (Clinton) of San Augustine, TX
Paul Rodgers Sr. (Kimberly) of Nacogdoches, TX

Extended children:
W.M. Holman of San Augustine, TX
Ella Holman of San Augustine, TX
Angie K. Holman of San Augustine, TX
Vernon Holman of San Augustine, TX

Sister, Neva Rodgers of Garrison, TX

Aunts:
Clara Cartwright of San Augustine, TX
Mildred Burrell of San Augustine, TX
Annie Mae Holman of San Augustine, TX
Lula Lacy of Angleton, TX

Nephew, Jerry Handy of Center, TX

24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, co-laborers, cousins, and friends.

Services entrusted to the professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

01/10/2017

Bobby G. Ross, 72, of Gilmer, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, in Gladewater.  
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Kenneth Cook officiating.  
 
Mr. Ross was born January 9, 1945, in Joaquin, to Roy O. Ross and Myrtie Mae Whitehead Ross.  He loved to collect model cars. Mr. Ross was a member of Caney Creek Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by
Sisters:
Barbara Lively and husband, Leamon, of Gilmer
Doris Sharp and husband, Lee, of Big Sandy
 
Brothers:
Robert Ross and wife, Karen, of Dennison, Ohio
Roger Ross of Kilgore
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy O. Ross and Myrtie Mae Whitehead Ross
Nephew: Eddie Woods

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

01/09/2017

Ruth Palmer Davis passed away in Fredericksburg, Texas in the care of Hospice on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Ruth was born in Oakland, California on August 21, 1930 to William Samuel and Della Irene Sherburne Palmer. She grew up in Walnut Creek, California. She married Jack Everett McLendon on August 29, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She later married Calvin Ray Davis on October 7, 1977 in Center, Texas.

Ruth is survived by children Clifton Palmer McLendon and wife Marlene of Gilmer, Texas and Elizabeth McLendon Welch and husband Paul G. Welch of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is also survived by step-children Calvin Ray Davis II of San Antonio, Texas, Joel Craig Davis and wife Carmella of San Diego, California and John Patton Davis and wife Mary of Sweetwater, Texas. Ruth is also survived by her daughter-in-law Patricia Armata of San Antonio, her sister Rosemary McDaniel of Borrego Springs, California, her brother-in-law Adrian F. Mendes of Danville, California, her son-in-law Charles B. Suehs and wife Barbara of San Antonio, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, one son Douglas Stuart McLendon, one step-daughter Connye Sue Suehs, and her beloved husband Calvin Ray Davis.

Ruth was a church pianist over the span of 65 years. She dearly loved to play for the Lord. She and Calvin moved to Fredericksburg in 1979.

The cremains are to be interred next to her son in Center at a later date.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 14 at Stonewall Baptist Church in Stonewall, Texas with Rev. Bob Welch officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TEAMability, Inc., a learning center for children with severe multiple disabilities that Ruth has supported: 1711 N. Trinity, San Antonio, TX 78201, www.teamability.org.

Arrangements are by the Schaetter Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com.

01/08/2017

Clifford J. Brock, 80, passed away January 5, 2017, at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born February 8, 1936 in Nacogdoches, Texas to parents L. M. and Alice Brock.

Funeral Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors with Bro. Tommy Corley and Bro. Benny Lewis officiating. Pallbearers will be the members of the Northwood Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf funeral home in Nacogdoches.

When you think of Clifford you can't help but think what a generous man he was. Always willing to help someone out with his skills and talent. He was born in Nacogdoches and before High School graduation he answered the draft call to serve the United States Army. His training in the Army and graduation of Elkins Institute allowed him to become a good provider for his family. Clifford trained in the Army in the United States and also served in Germany. He was a communication technician by trade and worked for different companies in the industry including Western Union, World Com and Stewart and Stevenson. 

Clifford was an honest man, true and faithful to his wife and family. He was a wonderful Christian and had a love for the Lord. It seemed like he never met a stranger and could always use a new friend. When he had free time you might have found him watching T.V. shows like "Hee-Haw", "Grand Ole Opry", and of course rooting for his favorite sports teams the "Cowboys" and "Rangers"! His favorite place to fellowship with friends and family was Golden Corral. His family, grandchildren and friends will miss him, his sense of humor and appreciate him for the way he loved life and will look forward to seeing him again.

Clifford is preceded in death by his parents, L. M. and Alice Brock; daughter, Susan J. Brock; and brother, James Norman Brock.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy Taylor Brock; son, John Brock and wife Anne; grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Brock; uncle, Glen Mora and wife Aline and family; aunt, Eddie Houston and family, many cousins and friends, nieces and nephew; special cousins, Joye Hodges and family, Judy Hilton and family and special canine friend, "Tucker". 

Many thanks to the medical staff who assisted in his time of need.

Services under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.

01/05/2017

Laverne Pate Pope, 87, of Wimberley, Texas, passed away on January 3, 2017 in Wimberley, Texas. She was born on August 27, 1929 in the Waterman Community, Shelby County, Texas, to Willie Bruce and Ida (Powdrell) Pate. Visitation will be on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Funeral service for Laverne will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Blackie Cranford and Brandon Adkison officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Laverne was born and raised one of ten children in the Waterman Community in Shelby County. She graduated Timpson High School. Her hobbies included cooking, cleaning, and watching the Houston Oilers play football. She also enjoyed shopping, dancing, listening to music, and above all spending time with her family. Laverne found joy in baking pies anytime of the year.  She especially enjoyed the fall of each year and getting dressed up especially at Halloween.  

Laverne is survived by:

Her children:
La Ouida Faye Mora
Janis Mora
Randy Paul Mora and wife Lisa
Rhonda Michelle Hughes Compton and husband Thomas Jr.

Sister: Orine Ingram

Grandchildren:
La Nita Box Adkison and husband Gary
Robbie Box
Tonya Burkhalter
Yvonne Dee Birdwell Long and husband Yancey
Layla Denise Mora Wood
Lewis Paul Mora and wife Amanda
Mason David Mora
Douglas Paul Owen Jr.
Ashley Michelle Compton Warren and husband Andy
Thomas Cordell Compton

Great-grandchildren:
Brandon Adkison and wife Alicia
Brittany and the late Ryan King
Holly and the late Bryson Adkison
Rachelle Box Oliver and husband Rick
Logan Box
Valerie Hedrick
Tanis Scott
Katelynn Scott Ortiz and husband Omar
Shiloh Lemons and wife Alexia
Grason Long
Rhonya Long
Kai Wood
Lexy Wood
Kinley Mora
Lathan Mora
Rayce Owen
James Ryder Owen
Nathaniel Warren
Joselynn Warren

Great-great-grandchildren:
Presley Adkison
Brooks Adkison
Ford Adkison
Beckham King
Britton King
Paige Hedrick
Kennedy Adkison
Reese Oliver

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

She is preceded in death by her spouses, Pete Mora, Robert Ray Hughes, Larry Pope; sisters, LaMerle Cockerham, Oleta Darnell, Willie Day Green; brothers, Arvel Pate, RC Pate, William Pate, Pershing Pate, and Dalton Pate; and great-grandson, Bryson Adkison.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, visit www.taylorfh.net.

01/05/2017

Jimmie McNeil Lawrence, 78, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away January 4, 2017, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Freddie Bird officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Jimmie was born October 5, 1938, in San Augustine, to William Lawrence McNeil and Gladys Poindexter McNeil.  She married John “Tiny” Lawrence on September 14, 1956, and the two were inseparable until his death on April 14, 2000.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sheila Posey and husband, Bo

Son: Steve Lawrence and wife, Mary

Sister: Dicie McGown

Grandchildren:
Trevor Lawrence and wife, Jessica
Britney Hudspeth and husband, Daniel

Great-Grandchildren:
Khoen
Kaleigh
Kyndall
Ava

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: John “Tiny” Lawrence
Parents: William Lawrence McNeil and Gladys Poindexter McNeil
Sisters: Carmel “Daisy” Murray, Grace Greer
Brothers: Marcus McNeil, Arnold McNeil

Pallbearers will be Brent Greer, Seborn Greer, Buddy McGown, Clinton Layton, Donnie Belrose and Ronnie Belrose.

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

01/04/2017

Ms. Rose B.  Benton Kendall, age 79, of Hemphill, Texas.  Ms. Kendall passed away on Friday, December 29, 2016 at Shady Shores Nursing Home in Hemphill, Texas.  

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. Knox Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will be at Union Grove Cemetery San Augustine, Texas with Rev. James Jenkins, Officiating.

Visitation & Wake

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors

Daughter: Idean Spriggs of Hemphill, Texas

6 Grandchildren    

23 Great-grandchildren        

14 Great-Great Grandchildren

Sister: Marvell Bennett Hamilton (Elgin) of Dallas, Texas

Sister-in-Law: Dessie Bennett of Houston, Texas

Aunts:
Arline Brooks of Nacogdoches, Texas
Emma Brooks of Venton, LA

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary.

12/31/2016

Amanda Beene Matthews, 32, of Center, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Amanda was born March 26, 1984, in Suffolk, Virginia, to Ricky Beene and Vivian Ann Barnhill Beene.  Her hobbies included crafting and photography.  Amanda was a loving mother and wife.  She attended First Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Jud Matthews of Center
 
Children:
Wesley Matthews of Center
Annigail Matthews of Center
Cameron Matthews of Center
 
Parents: Ricky Beene and Vivian Ann Barnhill Beene of Center
 
Sister: Kim Pearce of Atlanta, Texas
 
Brother: James Lowe and wife, Lucy, of Suffolk, Virginia
 
Grandmother: Joyce Taylor of San Augustine
 
Father-in-law: Jimmy Matthews of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Earl and Ruth Holland
Sister: Ashley Beene
Grandfather: Billy Taylor
 
Pallbearers will be Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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