07/25/2016

Lois (Starr) Duncan, 86, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at New Horizon Living Center in Columbus, MS

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Danny Lewis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the graveside service at the cemetery.

She was born April 24, 1930 in Willis, VA to Orin and Etta (Sutphin) Starr.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Orin and Etta Starr and husband, James Duncan.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Jo Anne Beall & husband, Alan of Columbus, MS

Granddaughter: Lauren Beall

Sister: Bobbie Hall

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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

07/23/2016

Jack Nunn, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, in Center.
 
Mr. Nunn was born June 9, 1934 in Marshall Co. Alabama, to Ray Nunn and Ruby Nunn. He was a retired poultry farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
 
Wife, Margaret Nunn of Center
 
Son, Chuck Nunn of Center
 
Daughter, Lisa Nunn Thompson of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Daphne LeRock & husband Danny of Center
Cody McDaniel
Daniel Eaves & Stephanie
Amy Bowden & husband Gene
Allison Rham & husband Rosco
Rebeca Eaves & Cody
Racheal Eaves & Jordan
 
19 Great-Grandchildren
 
Sisters-in-law:
Dot Thompson of Alabama
 
Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Ray & Ruby Nunn
Daughter: Jackie & husband Jeff Fenton
Grandson: Clint Fenton
2 Brothers
1 Sister
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

07/21/2016

Jama Gay Bounds Holder, 63, of Richardson, TX passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home.  She was born October 1, 1952 in Center, TX to Hubert Burke Bounds and Margie Lee Jones Bounds.  She married James “Jim” Henry Holder on July 25, 1970 and they have one son, James Scott Holder, and two German Shepherds, Captain and Cooper.  Jama had a successful career in the telephone and mobile technology industry for more than 40 years, and in recent years served as a project/program manager for AT&T and Amdocs.  Jama also enjoyed success in rally obedience training and competition with her beloved dogs.  Jama loved the outdoors and its many pursuits including gardening, golf, fishing, hunting, and marksmanship.  Most importantly, Jama dearly loved spending time with her husband and best friend, Jim, along with their family and friends.  She also completely adored her only grandchild, Sarah Michelle.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in The Memorial Chapel at Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243.

Jama was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Bounds, her brother, Philip Bounds, her sister, Vickie Bounds, and nephew, Davis Tillotson.

She is survived by her husband Jim Holder of Richardson, TX; her son Scott and his wife Karen and their daughter Sarah Holder of Rowlett, TX; her father Burke Bounds, mother-in-law Ethel Holder, sisters Marsha Bounds and Anita Long and her husband Tim, all of Center, TX; her sister Melonia Molloy and her husband Larry of Timpson, TX; Jim’s brother George Holder and his wife Bobbi of Kirbyville, TX; Jim’s sister Janice Williams and her husband Larry of Tenaha, TX; and Jama’s sister-in-law Pam Bounds of Garland, TX.

Jama is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces, including: Phil Bounds of The Woodlands, TX; Rodney Holder of Magnolia, TX; Isaiah Molloy of Timpson, TX; Jeremiah Soape of Ft. Drum, Black River, NY; Shawn Williams of Tenaha, TX; Mishea Bounds of Frisco, TX; Laurie Godfrey of Nacogdoches, TX; and Devin Tillotson of Center, TX.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to:

Jama G. Holder Memorial Scholarship at Stephen F. Austin State University.  
Donations can be made online at sfasu.edu/give or mailed to the following address:

The SFASU Foundation
P.O. BOX 6092
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Please make checks payable to:  The SFASU Foundation
FOR:  Jama G. Holder Memorial Scholarship Fund

07/21/2016

Rodney Lynn Emmons, 58, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Mr. Emmons was born April 15, 1958, in Center, to J. L. Emmons and Carolyn Sue Patterson Emmons. He never met a stranger and loved everyone.  His love for God was unconditional.

He is survived by
Father: J. L. Emmons

Sister: Pam Bolton and husband, Billy

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Carolyn Sue Emmons
Grandparents: Beulah B. Patterson, Leland and Johnny Lou Emmons

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to assist with final expenses.

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

07/21/2016

William Denton “Denny” Haley, Jr., 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Bobby Bressman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 14, 1954 in Center to William Denton Haley, Sr. and Blanche (Stephenson) Haley. Denny worked in construction for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Denton Haley, Sr and his sister, Betty Ruth (Haley) Slatten.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Blanche (Stephenson) Haley of Center

Niece:
Haley Beth Williams & husband, Caleb of College Station

Great-Nieces:
Casey & Ava Grace Williams

Aunts & Uncles:
Minnie Lovejoy of Center
Faye Elder of Shreveport, LA
Carl Stephenson & wife, Patty of Houston
James Haley & wife, Frances of Mineola

Numerous Cousins & Other Relatives

Pallbearers:  Zack Warr, Burton Brown, Terry Stephenson, Randy Elder, Danny West and Eddie Bridwell

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

07/20/2016

Matthew Wade Hughes, 43, of Orange, Texas passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

Matthew was born April 8, 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas to Shelley and Michael Alton Hughes. He was a resident of Orange for 16 years and was employed as a machinist for Gulf Copper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Hughes; grandparents, Alton and Betty Hughes, and E.R. and Jo Stone.

Survivors include:
Mother: Shelley McClain, and husband Sammy

Wife: Janie Droddy Shackelford of Orange

Daughters:
Ashley Shackelford of Groves
Kayla Shackelford of Port Neches

Brother: Michael S. Hughes, and wife Tonja of Kemp

Granddaughter: Julianna Grace Shackelford

Funeral services will be at 10am Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Freddy Freddy Shores officiating. Burial will follow at 4pm at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 6pm-8pm at the funeral home.

07/19/2016

Myrtle Virginia Smith, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at her residence.

Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born January 16, 1944 in Winsboro, Texas to Homer Hill Gallagher and Arlee (Henry) Gallagher.

She is preceded in death her parents, Homer and Arlee Gallagher and sister, Zelda Sparks.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Johnny Edward Burgess of Waxahachie
James Lee Burgess of Center
Grandchildren:
Kayla Burgess 
Corey Burgess
Brittney Burgess
Kayler Burgess
Joshua Burgess
Sister:
Betty Miller & husband, Sam of Carthage

07/18/2016

Wanda Raymond Samford, 84, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

Mrs. Samford was born November 16, 1931, in Iola, to Lois Kelton Raymond and Mattie Crouch Raymond.  She was an accomplished artist and also enjoyed flower gardening.  She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Samford was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Jerry Samford of Center

Children:
Jeff Samford and wife, Joanna, of Center
Sharon Wilson and husband, Rick, of Longview
Terry Samford and wife, Penny, of Austin
Sandy Wheeler of Center

Grandchildren:
Jeffery Samford
Dawn White
Jeremy Lansford
Angie Tyler
Elizabeth Houston
Ashley Samford
Chris Wheeler
Nic Wheeler
Whitney Wheeler

Great-Grandchildren:
Devon Tucker
Natalie Woodell
Maggie Samford
Everett Samford
Jayden Lansford
Owen Tyler
Brody Tyler
Lively Wheeler

Brother: Jack Raymond of Lake Jackson

Sister: Lena Junek of Snook

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Matthew Lansford
Parents: Lois Kelton Raymond and Mattie Crouch Raymond
Brother: Dub Raymond

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

07/18/2016

Billy Wayne “Wild Bill” Gattis, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Mark Woolf officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mr. Gattis was born February 24, 1951, in Jacksonville, to George Stokes Gattis and Fannie Flora Atkerson Gattis.  He loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

He is survived by
Wife: Dorothy Gattis of Joaquin

Children:
Chasity Dean and husband, Troy
Ricky Nunley and wife, Holly
Keisha Byrd
Shaunda Byrd and husband, Dusten
Shelby Emerson and wife, Faith
Jamie Gattis and wife, Betty
Teresa Gattis

19 Grandchildren

2 Great Grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters:
Earl Wayne Gattis
Lee Gattis and wife, Marie
Hazel Croft
Mary Snow
Sandra Sanford
Brenda Armstrong and husband, Jack

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
2 Grandchildren
Parents: George Stokes Gattis and Fannie Flora Atkerson Gattis
Brothers: Richard Gattis, Ray Gattis

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

07/17/2016

Toni Carol Robinson, 51, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Robinson was born April 1, 1965, to Clara Wheeler Buckley.  She was a member of Messiah Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Carrie Robinson Simmons and husband, Brandon, of Ratcliff
Dana Robinson McDaniel and husband, Demarcus, of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper
Kaydence Simmons
Kenzley Simmons

Brother: Deven Buckley of Athens

Special Aunt: Linda Beavers of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Husband: David Robinson
Mother: Clara Wheeler Buckley

Pallbearers will be Jack Tyre Sr., Jack Tyre Jr., Justus Hooper, John Wright, Bo Dean Wright, Wade Angelo and Kenneth Robinson.

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

07/15/2016

Minnie Sue Kent, 71, of Center, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. William D. Dickerson and Bro. William Paul Allen officiating.  Interment will follow at Blackjack Cemetery in Martinsville.  A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Kent was born August 2, 1944, in Nacogdoches County, to Phines Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver.  Her hobbies included crafting, crocheting and sewing.  She loved being Memaw to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Ms. Kent attended Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Sherri Addison of Center
Michelle Scarber of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Christy Allen and husband, William, of San Augustine
Karen Whitehead and husband, Joey, of Bremerton, Washington
Sammy Addison Jr. and wife, Carrie, of San Augustine
Amanda Scarber of Nacogdoches

Great-Grandchildren:
Haven Allen of San Augustine
Payton Ray Allen of San Augustine
Connor Whitehead of Bremerton, Washington
Paisley Whitehead of Bremerton, Washington
Kimberly Addison of San Augustine
Jessica Addison of San Augustine
Zachery Addison of San Augustine
Alex Griffin of Pineland

Sister: Clara Williams of Waterman

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bill Kent
Grandchild: Silver Addison
Parents: Phines Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver
Brothers: Robert E. Oliver, Neal T. Oliver, Heaz Henry Oliver
Sisters: Mary F. Vaco, Thelma Stewart

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

07/15/2016

A.M. “Bo” Scott Jr., 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Scott was born November 7, 1930, in Center, to Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott.  He served in the United States Army, where he retired after 20 years of service. Following his retirement from the Army, Mr. Scott worked as a policeman and a fireman for the City of Center for 22 years. He loved cooking and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed taking care of his livestock.

He is survived by
Son: James Scott and wife, Pat, of Tomball

Son-in-law: Chris Byrnes and wife, Tina, of Center

Stepdaughter: Terry Hughes and husband, Eddie, of De Queen, Arkansas

Stepson: Steve Glaze and wife, Sue, of Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Chris Scott of The Woodlands
Jay Scott of The Woodlands
Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes of Center
Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes of Center
Cheyenne Byrnes of Center
Shane Hughes of De Queen, Arkansas
Morgan Bailey of Center
Brandy Cox of Center
Tiffany Pope of Center

5 Great-Grandsons

3 Great-Granddaughters

Sister: Ollie Mae Octivares of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Laura McSwain Scott
Wife: Marie Glaze Scott
Daughter: Lisa Renee Scott Byrnes
Parents: Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott
Brother: Sam Scott

Pallbearers will be Chris Scott, Jay Scott, Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes, Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes, Morgan Bailey and Beau Scott.  Honorary pallbearers will be L. D. Eaves, Eddie Hughes and Center Volunteer Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Center Volunteer Fire Department.

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

07/14/2016

Earl Cedell Chessher, Sr., 89, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, at The Called Out Church in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Timpson.

Mr. Chessher was born March 9, 1927, in a small town and community called Carlisle, Trinity County that is now under Lake Livingston waters to Thomas Henry Chessher and Lizzie Attlean Chessher. He was one of six boys and two girls.

Earl spent his boyhood pulling cotton, dragging the yards-long burlap sack behind him and working the rows for his father, a share cropper. He lived in a log cabin in Carlisle, enjoyed the outdoors, and got into the usual amount of trouble as any active young boy will do. Earl Sr. never left behind his humble beginnings and his faith and love for God, having been raised by a brush arbor lay minister and a family that believed in praying at meals as well as often during each day. Old-fashioned remedies such as a dose of laundry bluing kept the kids alive to adulthood. He attended public schools, but spent most of his life learning at the school of life, reading the Bible and discovering the things about life which young men of his time were inclined to do.

He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1945, where he served on the U.S.S. Admiral W.L. Capps, bringing back troops from the Pacific Islands, where they had fought the Japanese during World War II. It was during this time that Earl became aware of a beautiful country girl with flaming red hair who, seeing that her friends and cousins were writing this boy from Houston, where she had been born, decided to get his address and write him too.

It didn’t take long for Earl’s letter writing endeavors to dwindle from a few young ladies to just one, and that was the girl who was to become his wife and mother to five children. They were married, with Margaret “Margie’s” grandfather conducting services in her home, the home of her parents, Clarence and Mary Margaret Mitchamore, of Goodrich, Texas. The story is that Margie agreed to marry on Christmas Day, ONLY if Earl Sr. promised to always have two gifts under the tree ... one for Christmas and another for their anniversary. A hard-working man of faith, strong work ethics, the highest of integrity and incredible mental, moral and physical strength, Earl Sr. spent most of his adult life as an adult-class teacher, helping young and older adults alike gain a better understanding of the Lord’s teachings and the Word as given in the Bible. He loved his involvement in various churches and was blessed by many for having been introduced to a life of Christian living by this dedicated man.

A life-long calling to the ministry came to fruition in 2001, when Earl Sr. answered to God’s insistent command, and he, along with the support of family and friends and fellow believers, established The Called Out Church, where it has now celebrated 15 years, and continues to grow. In his professional life, Earl was an award-winning insurance salesman. His standards for truth, and his integrity often butted heads with management at the insurance companies for whom he worked, including Prudential Life, Colonial Life and Accident and many others. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry and barbecuing. Nearly the first thing Earl did upon moving to a new home with the family, was build a brick pitt barbecue in the back yard. That was just his way, and all those who got a taste of his secret sauce and recipe, along with Mom’s pies, could never stop talking about the moveable feasts they enjoyed.

Upon moving to Center, Texas, Earl established a successful fencing business 41 years ago, which continues today. It is impossible to travel many miles in the Shelby, Panola and surrounding counties without seeing some of his work. Earl had the ability to use a divining rod to locate pipes and cables, and he could accurately step off to the foot, the length of fencing required for virtually any job. He, along with the assistance and care of his oldest daughter, Philda, helped keep Margie alive and living a quality life during her 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. And when the digging of thousands of fence post holes destroyed his shoulders, Earl finally stepped down from that physical labor. He took up reading the Bible over and over, preaching and carving out walking sticks from the many cedar fence posts recycled from the hundreds of jobs he did, replacing fencing that had been around for nearly a century, in places.

Earl spent his last years with his family as well, the patriarch of the Chessher clan, where his unique sense of humor, stamina, determination and sometimes strength of will kept the whip cracking, but none of the family cringing. He lived a Christian life by example, and remained a man of love and faith in God until his final breath. He will be missed by too many to count and respected by even more.

He is survived by
Wife: Margie McKinzie Chessher of Hawthorn Community of San Augustine

Sons:
Earl Chessher Jr of Huntington Beach, California
Clarence Chessher of Timpson
Cecil Chessher and wife, Gina, of Center

Daughters: 
Philda Adams and husband, Steve, of Timpson
Jacquelyn Fountain and husband, Donny, of Center

Step Daughter: 
Theresa Smith and husband, Glenn, of Cypress

Grandchildren:
Travis Chessher and wife, Jenny
Andre Chessher
Arthur Chessher
Stevie Adams and wife, Jean
Michael Reed and wife, Andrea
Christie Deckard
Melanie Lopez and husband, Luis
Darren Fountain and wife, Morgan
Bridgett Cockrell and husband, Andy
Chasity Cooper and husband, Shane
Chad Chessher and wife, Jenney
Mary Chessher and Bo
Sarah Chessher

34 Great Grandchildren

Brother:
Henry Lee Chessher

Sisters: 
Elaine Banks
Madelyn Grondine

Life-long friend: Duane Sutton

Preceded in death by 
Wife of 62 years: Margaret Mitchamore Chessher
Parents: Thomas Henry Chessher and Lizzie Attlean Chessher
Brothers: Lynn Chessher, Oran Chessher, 3 infant brothers

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

07/14/2016

Gaylon Harvey, 70, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 3, 1946 in Center, Texas to John T. “Jake” Harvey and Laura Lee (Fleming) Harvey. He worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors as a lead man and retired after 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting & baling hay. He loved spending time with family and friends. He loved life and he never met a stranger anywhere he went.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake & Laura Lee Harvey.
 
He is survived by:
Wife of almost 42 years:
Ann Marie Harvey of Huxley

Children:
Kenneth Harvey & wife, Taja of Huxley
Sherry Bragg & husband, Corey of Huxley
Kevin Harvey & wife, Karen of Center
Keith Harvey & wife, Chasidee of Huxley
Rebecca “Becky” Wainright & fiancé Josh Lindsey of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Blake, Justin & Kenley Harvey
Rachael Hughes & husband, Micheal, Ida, Jake & Ashton Bragg
Matthew, Macy & Mandy Harvey
Titus, Tatum & Taylor Harvey
Samantha & Ashley Wainright

Great-Grandchild:
Chandler Bragg

Brother-in-law:
John Hugh Leggett & wife, Deborah of Joaquin

Pallbearers:
Jake Bragg, Blake Harvey, Titus Harvey, Matt Harvey, Michael Hughes, Javey Jamison, Dustin Robinson & Luke Hendricks

Honorary Pallbearers:
Coleman Bivens, Billy Jack Corbell, Mack O’Rear, Sammy O’Rear, Sammy Furlow, Bert Furlow, O.L. Hendricks, Ashton Bragg & Justin Harvey

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

07/14/2016

Cheryl Anne Campbell Melton, 70, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, 893 CR 1396, Center, Texas.

Mrs. Melton was born March 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York, to John Campbell and Betty Wittich Campbell.  She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening and going to church.  She served Honored Queen Job’s Daughters in Long Beach, California. Mrs. Melton volunteered at Shelby County Outreach Ministries and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and New Hope Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Becky Rowlett and husband, Andy, of Houston

Son: Alan Moreau and wife, Tania, of Houston

Parents: John and Bettye Campbell of San Diego, California

Sisters:
Laurie Johnson and husband, Chuck, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Donna Henry and husband, Chuck, of San Diego, California

Grandchildren:
Stephen Dockens and wife, Brittney
Baylor Rowlett
Makayla Moreau
Colby Moreau
Nicole Rowlett

2 Great Grandchildren

Stepson: Joseph Melton and wife, Stacy

Nephews:
Michael Johnson 
Brian Henry

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Fausett, 404 Park Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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

07/13/2016

Ruth Swearengen Grisham Ellich, 93, went on Monday, July 11, 2016, to join our Lord and her loved ones who have gone before her.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.

Ruth was born April 11, 1923 in Midlothian to Sim and Mae Trotter Swearengen. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Survivors include her son, Melvin Charles Grisham; sister, Alice Glover; brother, Tom Swearengen and wife Christine; granddaughters, Ashley Grisham Barbeau and husband Sean, and Jennifer Ruth Ann Grisham Howell; grandsons, Charles Keith Grisham and wife, Brooke and Billy Dale Grisham; great granddaughters, Ainsley Claire Barbeau, Vanessa LeAnn Dunn, Brittany Nicole Champion, Brooklyn Page Champion, Calamity Jayne Grisham; great grandsons, Jack Grisham Barbeau and Michael Douglas Smith; great great grandson, Nixon Coleman Chancey; nieces, nephews and many friends touched by her gentle kindness.

Services under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas.

07/13/2016

Services for Vera Mae “Beanus” Shahan will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Interment will follow at Reeves Cemetery in Logan, TX, Officiating the service will be Reverend Joe Walker and Reverend Steven Hall. Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Vera was born on May 29, 1926 in High Island, TX to Casey and Mable Sullivan and passed away on July 12, 2016 in Logansport, LA. Vera was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Vera was also a homemaker, loved cooking and quilting. Her children were the love of her life.  

Preceding Vera in death was her husband, H.B. Buster Shahan; parents Casey and Mable Sullivan; son, Clinton Lewis Shahan; grandson, Little Buster Shahan; son-in-law, Freddie Paul David; brothers, Sidney Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Henry Sullivan, Douglas Sullivan; sisters, Eunice Edgar, and Tinicy Garmmier.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Verna Parker and husband Dare, Sandra David; Bea Bagley and husband Rickey, Eunice Harris and husband Mike; sons, Tommy Shahan and wife Carol, Henry Shahan and wife Anita, Sidney Shahan and wife Debbie; sister, Millie Bland, daughter-in-law, Reba Shahan; grandchildren, Dare Rix Parker, Dandy Holloway, Francie Woods and husband Lance, Chance David and wife Julie, Courtney Averett and husband Brian, Brad Shahan and wife Christy, Gary Shahan and wife Angela, Brandy Sharpe and husband Bo, Casey Bagley and wife Sammie Kay, Brittney Weems and husband Blake, Lacie Shahan; 18 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. 

Those honoring the life of Vera as pallbearers will be Dare Rix Parker, Brad Shahan, Chance David, Casey Bagley, Gary Shahan, C.J. Collier, and Justin Collier. Those honoring as honorary pallbearers will be Bryer Holloway, Hunter Derr, Pierson Collier, Abel Collier, Ian Shahan, Conrad Shahan, Dalton Shahan, and Sam Bagley.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Reeves McMillian Cemetery in Logan, TX. 

Services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.

07/12/2016

Carrie Lynn Moore, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville.

Miss Moore was born August 8, 1966, in Houston, to James B. Moore and Jerrie Chandler Moore.

She is survived by
Daughter: Savana Trevino and Austin Gregory of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Haeli Frances Gregory
Lane Aaron Gregory
Samantha Zoe Gregory

Mother: Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center

Brother: Gabriel Moore and wife, Misty, of Paris

Nephew: Timothy Yancey Flores of Center

Aunts:
Alice Ansley of Gary
Ruth Bishop of Cleveland

Preceded in death by
Son: Matthew Barron Trevino
Father: James B. Moore
Sister: Samantha Myrle Moore
Aunt: Evelyn “Nannie” Frazier

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

07/11/2016

Randy Royd Adams, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Adams wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. Adams was born June 12, 1956, in Houston, to George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and grandchild.  He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Jeanne Cornett Adams of Center

Daughter: Susan M. Adams Neel and husband, Eric, of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Noah Lyle Neel of Nacogdoches

Brothers and Sisters:
Jerryl Adams and wife Phillys of Center
Mike Adams and wife, Cathy, of Center
Steve Adams and wife, Jean, of Nacogdoches
Wanda Noles and husband, Freddy, of Carthage
Jana Ivey and husband, Randy, of Nacogdoches
Mark Adams of Center
Dana Adams Fountian and husband, Burt Randel, of San Augustine
Kip Adams and wife, Tracey, of Center

A host of in-laws, cousins and other family

Preceded in death by
Parents: George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams
Brother: George “Dean” Adams

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to White Rock Cemetery and Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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

07/11/2016

Linda Parks Polley, age 49, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Polley passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Funeral Services will be held July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church. Internment: Lane Town Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating. Visitation will be July 15, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

 Survived by:

Son: Alex Polley of San Augustine, Texas

3 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Marty Parks of Houston, Texas
Johnny Smith of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Chris Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Margie Smith of Center, Texas

Services under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas

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