03/22/2016

Virgie Faye Yarberry, 79, of Carthage, Texas passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Longview, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage.

Mrs. Yarberry was born Virgie Faye Smith on July 1, 1936 in Timpson, Texas to Weldon Wade and Lula Faye (Hunt) Smith. She was a 1954 graduate of Tenaha High School, loving wife of 63 years to Tommy Yarberry, a devoted mother and loved gardening, ceramics and crocheting. Mrs. Yarberry is preceded in death by her parents, Weldon and Lula Faye Smith and her sister, Geneva Smith Rowe Locke.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Yarberry of Carthage; sons, Ricky Yarberry and wife Teri of Carthage, David Yarberry and wife Jennifer of Tyler; daughter, Becky Yarberry Taylor and husband Ray of Carthage; grandchildren, Kimberly Taylor Waites and husband Shane of San Antonio, Melissa Taylor Sanders and husband Chris of San Antonio, Lauryn Yarberry of Monroe, LA, Grant Yarberry of Tyler; step-grandsons, Jeff Burch of Oceana, VA, Alex Burch of Tyler; great grandson, Trevor Waites of San Antonio; sister, Yvonne Smith Ritter of Broken Arrow, OK; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends.

The family suggests donations to Heart to Heart Hospice or Good Shepherd Medical Center for all their loving care and support.

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

03/22/2016

Laverne Stroud Richards, 92, of Many, Louisiana, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, in Palestine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Richards was born September 11, 1923, in Many, Louisiana, to J.P. Stroud and Minnie Stroud. She loved spending time with her family and friends and raising cockle spaniels.  

She is survived by
Son: Randy Gandy

Grandchildren:
Colton Gandy
Logan Gandy

Sister: Jonnie Hossler

Great Grandchildren:
Austin Smith
Tytan Smith
Brooklyn Gandy
Ryvan Gandy

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: M. H. Richards
Parents: J.P. Stroud and Minnie Stroud
Sisters: Vernon Bridges, Georgia Cook, Erma Cooper
Brothers: Perry Stroud, Howard Stroud Sr., James B. Stroud

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

03/20/2016

Weldon “Banny” Greer, Sr., (80) of Center, Texas died Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Mr. Greer died at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.  

Funeral services for Mr. Greer will be Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St John Baptist Church in the Africa Community (2308 CR 2050, Center, Texas) at 1:00pm.   Bishop William E. Nash officiating.

Mr. Greer’s survivors are:

/Wife:  Patsy Greer of Center, Texas

/Son:  Weldon Greer Jr.

Step Children:  Gustarvus Wayne (Sharetta) Netherly, Patricia Nash, William (Pearlie) Nash, and Channing (Mellody) Daniels

Grandchildren:  Michael (Shonda) Greer & La Toya Greer

Brothers:  Felton Greer, Sr. & James Greer

Special First Cousin:  Tom Gardner

Special Friends to be Mention:  L.V. “Totsy” Williams, Willard McClelland, and Wendell Johnson

Preceding in Death:  Shelda Lynn Greer (Daughter), Lorine Gaddis (Mother), Leo Greer (Father), Valton “Cuda” Greer (Brother), Rayford Greer (Brother), and Prentice Greer (Brother).  

Visitation: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6pm-8pm

Committal:  St John Cemetery in the Africa Community

Repass: St. John Baptist Church

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

03/21/2016

Stanley Burgay, 62, of Timpson, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at John D. Windham Civic Center in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016, at John D. Windham Civic Center with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Mr. Burgay was born November 28, 1953, in Shelby County, to Dallas Burgay and Mildred Estelle Scott Burgay. He retired from Center Police Department after 30 years of service.  Following his retirement, Mr. Burgay continued in law enforcement by serving as Constable in Timpson for 12 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and was Captain of the Timpson High School Association Fishing Club.  He was known for his ability to bring in the fish or tell others where to catch them. Mr. Burgay was very influential in the community, playing an important role in mentoring troubled young people. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Mr. Burgay was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Betty Burgay of Timpson

Sons: 
Stephen Burgay and wife, Belinda, of Timpson
Chuck Kay and wife, Kathy, of Huxley

Daughter:
Selisha Cockrell and husband, Jay Dee, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Chandler Burgay
McKenzie Burgay
Kade Cockrell
Jodi Cockrell
Karly Kay
Michael Kay

Great Grandchild:
Brylie Kay

Mother:
Estelle Burgay of Garrison

Sisters: 
Judy Vaughn of Timpson
Yvonne Ramsey of Timpson

Sisters-in-law:
Barbara Bossier and husband, James, of Logansport, Louisiana 
Cherry Hipp and husband, Ricky, of Canton

Maryland Wilkinson of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Dallas Burgay
Sister: Ann McAleander
Brothers-in-law: Fred McAlexander, Glynn Ramsey, Walter Buddy Vaughn

Pallbearers will be Lance Hughes, Irvine Bergouis, Ricky Allen, Mark Herron, Kade Cockrell, Chandler Burgay, Michael Kay and James Moore.  Honorary pallbearers will be Everit Harbison, Roger Scott, Johnny Sanders, Jimmy Matthews, Walter Shofner, Mike Hanson, Tracy Hooper and all Texas Law Enforcement.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Bass Anglers for Stanley Burgay Scholarship Fund, PO Box 307, Timpson, Texas 75975 and Good Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1070 CR 4778, Timpson, Texas 75975.

03/20/2016

Irene (Flurry) Hendricks, 84 of Lufkin, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 21, 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Doyle and Pastor Steve Cowart officiating. Interment will follow in the Glendale Cemetery.

Mrs. Hendricks was born August 26, 1931 in the Shawnee Prairie Community, Angelina County, Texas to the late Hoyt and Nona Bell (Havard) Flurry and died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Castle Pines Health and Rehabilitation in Lufkin.

Mrs. Hendricks had resided in Lufkin for most of her life. She was employed with Lufkin Independent School District for 25 years in the Food Service Department. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening. Mrs. Hendricks was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church as long as she was able to attend and loved her church family. She loved traveling with her husband Arnold to listen to gospel music whenever possible. She was a faithful and devoted wife, always caring lovingly for Arnold, especially after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

Survivors include her:

Children:
Son, David Hendricks of Lufkin
Son and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Jan Hendricks of Lufkin
Son and daughters-in-law, Ronny and Laurie Hendricks of Etoile
Son, Joe Hendricks of Lufkin
Daughter, Linda Dunn of Hudson
Daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Roger Doyle of Center

8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren

Brother and sister-in-law, Billy Glenn and Jean Flurry of Zavalla

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years, Walter Arnold Hendricks, Jr.; sisters, Ida Flurry and Lorene Boulware; brothers, Wiley Flurry and J.C. Flurry; son-in-law, Glenn Dunn; grandson, Michael Andrew Hendricks.

Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Michael Whitehead, J.R. Hendricks, David Hendricks, Ralph Hendricks, Ronny Hendricks, Joe Hendricks, and Bryson Whitehead.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Hendricks nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1641 FM 325, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

03/20/2016

Hazel Marie Cooper Haessly, 58, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jason Sparks officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

Ms. Cooper was born October 5, 1957, in Houston, Texas, to Tubby Haessly and Jackie Sanford Haessly.  

She is survived by
Husband: Mike Miller

Daughters:
April Gaddy and husband, Chris, of Timpson
Ashley Nichols and husband, Robert, of Troup

Sisters:
Janelle Boyd and husband, Larry, of Haughton, Louisiana
Dianne Cole and husband, Jerry, of Ratcliff
Sheila Jurney and husband, Ronnie, of Logansport, Louisiana

Brothers:
Johnny Haessly and wife, Dana, of Joaquin
Robert Haessly and wife, Felicia, of Timpson
Ricky Haessly of Center
Jerry Sanford and wife, Cindy, of Center
Dewayne Sanford and wife, Samantha, of Center

Grandchildren:
Carter and Haislee Gaddy
Walker, Cason and Reese Nichols
Lainee Cooper
Macayla Perry
Aaliyah Lane

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special Friend & Mother-in-law: Leona Martin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Tubby Haessly and Jackie Sanford Haessly
Husband: Billy Whittington
Son: Louie Cooper Jr.
Sister: Georgia Taylor
Granddaughter: Laice Cooper

Pallbearers will be Tommy Sparks, Pete Andrews, Daniel Nichols, Ronnie Cole, Kenny Cole, Keith Cole. Honorary pallbearer will be James Hughes Jr.

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

03/20/2016

Becky Jean Samford Permenter, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Ms. Permenter was born November 29, 1945, in Center, to E.B. Samford Jr. and Gloria J. Beckham Horton.  

She is survived by
Sons:
Ronny Bennefield and wife, Robin, of Atlanta
Steve Bennefield and wife, Christina, of Ben Wheeler
Brian Bennefield and wife, Robin, of Texarkana
Hurchell Permenter and wife, Marina, of Center

Mother:
Gloria Beckham Horton of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Holli Bennefield
Chad Harold
Jacob Bennefield
Stephen Bennefield Jr.
Kayla Bennefield
Sierra Rutledge
Taylor Rutledge
Tyler Rutledge
Aubree Swearingen
Clint Swearingen
Kynzlee Permenter
Emilee Permenter
Gabreal Lee Jech
Anthony Nunn
Matthew Nunn
Savanna Nunn

Great-Grandchildren:
Easton Keith Rutledge
Rush Anthony Stevens
Emma Grace Rutledge
Grayson Allan Rutledge
Layla Bennefield
Liam Rodriguez
Christopher Dylan Rose

Sisters:
Linda Horton
Cathy Williams
Deborah White
Jena Fuller
Debra Jo DiVerdi

Brothers:
Don Horton
Clint Parker

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: E.B. Samford Jr.
Grandson: Willie Jech
Brothers: Terry Samford, Donnie Parker
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/18/2016

Allen Dale Anderson, 83, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A memorial graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2016 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with military honors given by Fort Hood Honor Guards and Masonic Rites given by Sam Samford Lodge #149. 

He was born March 31, 1932 in Champagne County, Illinois to Ivan and Mary (Austin) Anderson. Mr. Anderson worked on a pipeline for many years. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and he was a Mason. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ivan & Mary Anderson; Wife, Roxy Anderson; Grandson, Cory Anderson; Great-Granddaughter, Mikaela Kelsheimer; and 2 Sisters, Norma Hoffman and Marcia Phelps.

He is survived by:

Son: Wes Anderson & wife, Lisa of Naperville, Illinois

Daughter: Virginia Anderson of Effingham, Illinois

Grandchildren:
Ryan Anderson
Nick Anderson
Jaclynn Olivia Anderson
Ashley Ford

Great-Grandchildren:
Sydney, Scout & Lily
Natalie

3 Sisters:
Mickie Bushur
Glenda Kingery
Margie Anderson Lister 
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

03/16/2016

Funeral services for Tim Boyd Hooper will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 18 at 11:00 am, officiated by Pastor Michael Dickerson of First United Pentecostal Church of San Augustine, TX.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 5-7 pm.

Tim Boyd Hooper, 72, was born in Center, Texas on October 27, 1943.  He attended Center High School and served in the US Army Signal Corp.  He was a resident of Bossier City, LA for 45 years.  Tim entered into rest on March 13, 2016, after a brief illness.  

Tim lived his life selflessly for the service of his family.  Full of compassion, playfulness, and love, he was an independent, private, and humble man.  Tim was very loyal and always pulled for the underdog, unless they played the Dallas Cowboys.  Tim was a hard worker who was incapable of giving less than his best, having worked as a dental technician for over 40 years in Shreveport, LA.    

Tim was preceded in death by:

His father: Charlie G. Hooper

Mother: Georgie Ethel Rollins Hooper

Brother: Doyle Ray Hooper 

He is survived by:

Son: Stacy Boyd Hooper, and wife, Jocelyn, of Shreveport, LA. 

Daughter: Gina Hooper Robinson, and husband, BJ, of Benton, LA. 

Grandchildren:
Stacy Garrett Hooper
Kaylee Jordan Hooper
Madison Grace Hooper
Matthew Landon Hooper
Landry Claire Hooper
Christopher Bryce Hooper
Brylee Anna Robinson
Brendan James Robinson 

Brothers:
Hoyt Hooper and wife, Jane, of Doyline, LA.
Durwood Hooper and wife, Shirley, of San Augustine, TX. 

Sisters:
Maurene Hooper of Converse, LA.
Bonnie Free and husband, Larry Lawson, of Lufkin, TX.
Charlene Pigg and husband, Jackey, of Lufkin, TX.
Wanda Curbow and husband, David, of Lufkin, TX.
Georgia Marshburn and husband, Jimmy, of Pollok
Delorse Martinez and husband Dave, of Diboll, TX.
Zelma Litzmann and husband, James, of Huntsville, TX.

Numerous nephews and nieces.  

Pallbearers are Robert Hooper, Bryan Broadway, Richard Free, Jeff Hooper, Corey Pigg, Jared Pigg, Shaune Martinez, and Jonathan Curbow.  Honorary Pallbearers are Marty Pigg and Charlie Free. 

Services are under the direction of Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, 601 Hwy 80 East, Haughton, LA 71037.

03/16/2016

James Dwayne Caddell, 53, of Irving, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. James was a 1980 graduate of Center High School.  

Services will be at 11:00 am. Saturday, March 19th at North Star Baptist Church, 1518 Englewood Avenue in Tyler, Texas.  Reverend James Cook, Jr. will officiate.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Tyler.  The family will receive friends at Brooks, Sterling & Garrett Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm on Friday, March 18th. 

James was born in Tyler on March 15, 1962 to James, Sr. and Martha McGee Caddell.  He spent his formative years in Center, where his mother was a long-time teacher in Center ISD. He joined and was baptized at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center where he was active as a youth usher and as a member of the Young Adult Choir. After graduating from Center High School, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington.  He worked as a musical writer and was involved in the South By Southwest Musical Festival in Austin for a number of years. 

He is preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents. 

He is survived by:

His parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Caddell of Tyler;
A daughter, Sarah Freni and her husband Rob of Boston, Massachusetts;
A grandson, Charlie, also of Boston, Massachusetts and a loving and devoted extended family. 

Services are under the direction of Brooks, Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, 302 North Ross Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75702, 903.592.0886.

03/15/2016

Mrs. Ima Jean Hooper Holman, 85, of Garrison, Texas passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church 919 County Road 4704, Timpson, Texas 75975 Reverend Mario Osby, Pastor.

Eulogy given by Pastor Mario Osby. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery No. 02, Garrison, Texas Visitation will be Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 am. at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, funeral at 11:00 a.m.

She is survived by:

Son and Daughter-in-law: Nathan and Deannea Holman

Grandchildren:
Nia Holman
Noah Holman.  

God-Daughter: Tranika Holland

Four Sisters and Three Brother-in-Laws:
Earnestine (JW ) Morris
Annie Hooper
Betty (Oscar) Turner
Diane (Ralph) Richard

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Inc. 734 FM 1942 * P. O. Box 229 Crosby, Texas 77532

03/14/2016

Olen Oliver, 98, of Center, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 in El Lago, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating and  eulogy given by, Larry Williams. Burial will follow at Powdrill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 10, 1917 in the Arcadia Community, Center, Texas to William and Sarah Francis (Gunter) Oliver. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Arcadia Masonic Lodge. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William & Sarah Oliver, Wife, Joy Marie Oliver and Wife, Marquette “Coot” Emanis Oliver.

He is survived by:
Sons:
Olen Oliver, Jr. & wife, Linda of Pasadena
Richard Oliver & wife, Vickie of Houston
Jim Oliver & wife, Glynda of LaPorte
Step-Daughter:
Jackie Grant & husband, Neil of the Arcadia Community, Center, Texas
Step-Son:
Ronnie Emanis & wife, Charlsey of Center
Grandchildren:
Keith Oliver of Seabrook
Kara Million & husband, David of League City
Scott Oliver & wife, Jennifer of La Porte 
Brandon Oliver & wife, Carrie of Cypress
Terri Oliver of La Porte 
12 Great Grandchildren
5 Step Grandchildren
10 Step Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends
Pallbearers:
Keith Oliver, Scott Oliver, Brandon Oliver, 
David Million, Doice Grant and Dr. Derek Grant   
Honorary Pallbearers:
Greg Grant & the members of the Arcadia Masonic Lodge 

03/14/2016

Tom P. Parkman, 65, of Port Aransas, passed from this life Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Port Aransas, Texas, where he spent his last years close to the ocean he loved so much.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ramah Cemetery, which is in Shelby County next to the lovely country church where, as a little boy, he learned so much about the Lord from his Grandmother and Grandfather Parkman. May our loving son rest in peace.

Mr. Parkman was born October 3, 1950 in Carthage, Texas to Thomas Rex and Robbie Ann (Thompson) Parkman.

Mr. Parkman grew up in Victoria, Texas attended school there where baseball, fishing and journalism were his interests. Later he fought for his country as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam. He retired from Stone Container Company in Dallas, having served as Superintendent for several years.

He is survived by his parents, Rex and Robbie Parkman of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sharon Parkman; uncle and aunt, Hubert and Jane Parkman; and daughter, Lola Willard.

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

Services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

03/04/2016

Lee Madison Carver passed into Heaven on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Hugo, Oklahoma, at the age of 71.

A cowboy style remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 beginning with a noon luncheon, followed by a Celebration Of Life for Lee Madison Carver at 2pm at the Cowboy Crossing Church at Hugo, Oklahoma. Cowboy Preacher Mike Merritt will officiate.  Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 11am in the Strong Cemetery near Huxley, TX.

Lee Madison Carver was born December 30, 1944, in Camp Rucker, Alabama, to George “S” and Clella Christine (Morrison) Carver. He had lived in Hugo, Oklahoma the past seven years after moving from Huxley, TX. He married Gloria McAfee Carver in Hugo on March 17, 2009. Lee was a Baptist Minister for over forty years and a member of the Cowboy Crossing Church, Hugo, Oklahoma. He loved fishing and flower gardening. He won Yard of the Year and Yard of the Month on several occasions while living in Texas and Oklahoma.  Lee enjoyed being a good husband, father and grand-father. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and high school sweetheart, Bobbi Carver; and a sister, Mary Thigpen.

Lee is survived by his wife, Gloria McAfee Carver of the home; two sons, Todd Carver and Nancy Cantrel of Hugo, Ok, and Tracy Carver and wife Karen of Mississippi; two daughters, Katrina Kirlin of Arkansas and Kathy Bryan and husband Mathew of Hugo, OK; one sister, Lynne Henderson and husband Ron of Shreveport, LA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and church family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 14, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Funeral Home Chapel in Hugo, OK. Family and friends are also invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.mtolivefh.com. The family is also deeply touched by the outpouring of responses of loving greetings on facebook.

Services are under the direction of Mt. Olive Funeral Home, Hugo, Oklahoma.

03/13/2016

Mary Cannie Lewis, 95, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long and Bro. Richard Hinton officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mrs. Lewis was born November 12, 1920, in Joaquin, Shelby County, to William Thomas Hinton and Virgie Ann Taylor Hinton.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening.  Mrs. Lewis was a loving Christian mother and grandmother.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Jo Ann Walla of Tyler
Mary Koonce and husband, Bruce, of Center
Joyce Lewis Richards of Friendswood

Grandchildren:
Jamie Walla Richardson and husband, Mark, of Amarillo
David Koonce and wife, Angela, of Center
Kathy Nichols of Center
Kristi Holt and husband, John, of Center
Candice Richards of Friendswood

Great-Grandchildren:
Ryan Richardson and wife, Katarina, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert Richardson of Kingsville
Cody Nichols and Holly Davis of Lufkin
Taylor Nichols of Center
James Holt of Center
Kamryn Holt of Center
Aleister Schotz of Wisconsin
Riordan Schotz of Friendswood

Great-Great-Granddaughter: Laityn Nichols of Lufkin

Brothers:
T.O. Hinton of Lumberton
Jimmy Hinton and wife, Margie, of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Special Friends:
Bea Baker
Virginia Faulk
Helen McSwain

Preceded in death by
Husband: James E. Lewis
Grandson: Walter James Walla
Parents: William Thomas Hinton and Virgie Ann Taylor Hinton
Sons-in-law: Walter John Walla, Steve D. Richards
Sisters: Syble Duke Hooper, Doris Bush Dickie
Brother: Warren Hinton

Pallbearers will be Cody Nichols, Freeman Nichols, John Holt, Larry Miller, Buren Lowe, Ken Kay, Darrell Alford, Bob Howard and James Holt.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Arnold, Wayne Ponder, Johnny Wayne Gray and James Howell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 869 FM 2608, Center, Texas 75935.

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

03/13/2016

Wade Anderson, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, in Lufkin.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Anderson was born February 27, 1935, in Sexton, to Jeff Anderson and Alene Williamson Anderson. He was a retired employee of Texas Utilities. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Center High School class of 1954, and a 50 year member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He also loved to fish. His spiritual life involved First Baptist Church in Center, where he was a faithful member. He showed God’s love in his ministry to the nursing homes and his relationships with others.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 years, Shelby Anderson
 
Son, Steve Anderson and wife, Theresa
 
Daughter, Mitzi Lengl and husband, Mike
 
Grandchildren:
Mark Anderson
Luke Lengl and wife, Sammantha
Lauren Young and husband, David
Faith Lengl
Delinda Casse and husband, Sean
Aaron Whitehead and wife, Jennifer
Adam Whitehead
 
Great-Grandchildren:
Kylie Sigler
Kaitlyn Sigler
Cory Sigler
Emily McDonald
Aliannah Whitehead
 
Great-great Grandchildren:
Fallon Womack
Kaizley Anthony
Kasen Sigler
 
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law:
Margie Anderson
Bea Carter
Henry Menefee

Numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends
 
Preceded in death by:

Parents: Jeff and Alene Anderson

Sister: Margie Menefee

Brothers:
Billy Anderson
​Nolan Anderson
​Donece Anderson
​Woodrow Anderson
 
Pallbearers will be Mark Tidwell, Teddy Hopkins, Steve Jeans, Charles Conway, Artie Jones, Willie Lewis, Burton Brown, and Zack Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Anderson, Clyde Samford, Vance Green, Kenneth Lout and Randy Lout.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

03/12/2016

Wanda Peace, 82, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 23, 1933 in Shelby County to R.J. and Nettie (Barbee) Johnson. She was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, R.J. & Nettie Johnson, Husband, James “J.M. Cudge” Peace, Son, Randall Peace, Daughter-in-law, Donna Peace, Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Reynold Dean “Bully” Peace & Lillie Mae Peace Hughes, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Booth & Mae Peace.

She is survived by:
Grandchildren:
Tarah Peace Rudisill & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Reagan Peace Link & husband, Kevin of Center
Hilary Peace of Henderson
Nathan Peace of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Braxton & Braiden Rudisill
Karson Link

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Monk & Pat Peace of Center
Barbara & Carroll Wilson of Huxley
Yvonne Peace of Longview

Numerous Nieces & Nephews & a host of Friends

Special Friends:
John & Beth Harrington

Pallbearers:
J.B. Raymond, John Harrington, Kevin Link, Brandon Penick, Shad Lout & Chad Murray
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

03/12/2016

Funeral services for Glenda Mixia (Rudd) Spradley, 83, of Lufkin will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Taylor and Harold Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Glenda passed away peacefully Friday, March 11, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Glenda was born in Center, Texas July 20, 1932, the eldest daughter of Roy and Elsie Tee (Youngblood) Rudd. She graduated from Center High School in 1949 and began her secondary education at Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1952 and her Master Degree in Education in 1958. During her educational years she was President of Alpha Chi Sorority, served in the Amitie Club, was Secretary-Treasurer of her Sophomore Class, and was Secretary of the Student Congregation. Additionally, she was an active participant in the Future Teachers of America, The Press Club, and the A Cappella Choir. She was also listed as a distinguished student by American Colleges and Universities, and was recognized as a Stone Fort Beauty. She worked as the Secretary to Dr. E. L. Miller, Chairman of Biology while earning her M. Ed. and later served as Secretary to the Dean of Stephen F. Austin State University, the latter being some of her fondest memories at SFA. During her career she taught elementary education in the Henderson Public School System, Nacogdoches Public Schools and Hudson Public Schools, finally retiring from Brookhollow Elementary in the Lufkin School System. She also belonged to the Angelina Arts Alliance and the Angelina Retired Teachers Association.

Glenda loved Christ, her family, friends, and her community. She was an active member in the Timberland Drive Church of Christ with an unwavering commitment where her husband, Roy, was an elder for over 48 years. She was an exemplary wife, mother and teacher. With unfailing loyalty to all things right, together with her husband of over 60 years, Roy, they raised Jeff and Lori and thoroughly enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

With wisdom, truth, vision and love she contributed to and shaped the lives of not only her family but everyone she came in contact with, especially in the classroom. Glenda was an educator who lived and taught the Bible in her classroom just as she did in her home and social life. Her sweet smile and demeanor indicated her kind nature and positive attitude, fruits of the Spirit.

Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Spradley; and parents, Roy and Elsie Tee Rudd.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Patti Spradley of Lake Park, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Chuck Haney of Humble; grandchildren, Ashley Mays and husband John, Charlie and Zach Haney; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Jaiden and Jamison Mays; brother, William Rudd and wife Diana of Dallas; sister, Bobbie Smiley and husband Ray of Houston; sister-in-law, Barbara Spradley of Lufkin; nephews and nieces, Kyle Spradley and wife Valena, Roxann Ellis, all of Lufkin, Barry Rudd, Matt Rudd, both of Dallas, Gina McMahon of Houston, and Jill Taylor and husband Greg of Oklahoma; and special friends, Joe and Nelda Ruby.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Haney, Zach Haney, John Mays, Kyle Spradley, Matt Rudd and Barry Rudd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Ruby, Jim Ulmer, Mike Penn, Larry Spradley, Herbert Cross, Joe Penn, Joe Smitherman, Monte Ramsey, John Adams, Leon Manning, Tim Beamon, and Dr. Tom Willis.

Memorial contributions may be made to a school or university of your choice, in honor of Glenda’s love of education.

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

Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

03/11/2016

Wade Anderson, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, in Lufkin.

Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

03/11/2016

Martha “Marty” Berry, 67, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident.

A Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
She was born October 10, 1948 in Houston to Oliver V. and Doris “Jerry” (Hibler) Gerland. Her greatest joy was being “Nana” to her grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her Son, Michael George Blackwood, Mother, Jerry Gerland & Sister, Deborah White True.
 
She is survived by:

Husband: Dallas Berry of Joaquin

Daughter: Michelle Booker & husband, Ronny of Longview

Daughter: Penny Mills & husband, Matt of Gary

Grandchildren:
Michael Blackwood, III
Corban Obregon
Cortni Obregon
Mersades Blackwood
Jasper Mills

Great-Grandson: Carter Blackwood

Twin Great-Grandchildren on the way

Father: Oliver V. Gerland of Somerville

Brother: Bill K. Gerland & wife, Barbara of Lufkin

Sister: Pam Stewart & husband, Ronnie of Magnolia

Special Memories, Kade Cockrell & family
 
In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to St. Judes Children Hospital
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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