1/11/2016

Joe Howard Taylor, 79, of Rosenberg, Tx passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Minister, Gene Samford officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 10 o’clock Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 5, 1936 in DeSoto Parish, LA to Howard William and Eva (Stanley) Taylor. He graduated from Joaquin High School in 1953. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Brown & Root. He was a member of Avenue N Church of Christ in Rosenberg.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Howard & Eva Taylor and Twin Daughters, Laura Jane and Beverly Jean.

He is survived by:

Wife: Dixie Ruth (Wagstaff) Taylor of Rosenberg

Children:
Richard Howard Taylor & wife, Susan of Damon
William “Bill” Taylor of Rosenberg
Donna Taylor Wilson & husband, Craig of Wallis

Grandchildren:
Richard Taylor II of Needville
Joani Taylor Masliah & husband, Roman of Middle Berry, Vermont
Tammy Taylor Lopez & husband, Daniel Rosenberg
Megan Taylor Brenner & husband, Eric of Italy
Trevor Allen Preuss & wife, Aspen of Katy
Kaitlyn Preuss Smyth & husband, Josh of Wallis

7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Loretta Strong McQuirt of Logansport, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Richard Taylor II, Trevor Preuss, Daniel Lopez, Josh Smyth, Jimmy Strong, Michael Strong and Rene Rendon

Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

1/11/2016

Edith Swan, age 100 of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at her home in Joaquin.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 3, 1915 in Shelby County to Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens, husband, Vernon Swan, Great Grandson, Dalton Williams and Brothers & Sisters; Ralph Owens, Mildred McCrary, Billy Owens, Ella Mae McDaniel, Olga Swan, Tommie Love and Richard Owens.

She is survived by:

2 daughters:
Virginia Kay of Joaquin
Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Vernon Williams of Joaquin
Rebekah Taylor of Joaquin
John Lloyd Kilpatrick of Joaquin
Ellen Kilpatrick Marcus & husband, Jeff of North Carolina
Michael Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren:
Emma & Abby Marcus
Sterling Williams
Johnny Ray Taylor

Honorary Pallbearers: Vernon Williams, John Lloyd Kilpatrick and Michael Kilpatrick

Pallbearers: Johnny Ray Taylor, Sterling Williams, Gabe Owens, Mark Owens, Chance David, Steve English, Race English and Cam English

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

01/09/2016

Norma “Hitt” Lout, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 11 , 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Norma Lout was born May 12, 1926, in Center, Texas, to Walter and Addie Hitt. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church. She was known for her wonderful cooking by family and friends and always enjoyed a good day of gardening and canning. Much of her time was spent talking on the phone with Sammie, but of all the things she loved in life, the one that stood out the most was being with her family and grandchildren, the light of her life.

She is survived by

Daughter:
Kim and husband, Kinnie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Kourtney and Husband, Angel Mendoza, of Tyler, TX
Kendra and Husband, Derrick Nash, of Whitehouse, TX
Jenni and husband, Bryan Mooney, of Mooresville, North Carolina
Sawyer and wife, Amber Lout, of Shelbyville, TX

Great-grandchildren:
Cole Mooney
Tyler Mooney
Austin Mooney
Dylan Mooney
Lexi Lout
Katelyn Lout
Maddox Mendoza
Adria Mendoza
Carter Nash
Greyson Nash

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Walter and Addie Hitt
Husband: Bernard Lout
Son: Shelley Lout
Sisters: Claudia Sims, Bernice Cassell, Era Jo Birdwell and Verna (Honey) Mott
Brothers: Walter (Bud) Hitt and Charles (Slick) Hitt
Grand-Daughter: Melody Ann Lout

Pallbearers will be David Cassell, Heath Harbison, John Harbison, Dewayne Bush, Wailen Mott, Steven Hitt, Terry Bailey, Richard Tomlin and Darren Wiggins.

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

1/9/2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie R. May Rowe, 88 of Houston, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorns. Mrs. Rowe was called home January 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Ann’s life journey began November 30, 1927. She was born to the marriage of Manual and Annie O’Rear May of Joaquin, Texas. Ann was a lifelong cosmetologist working in a small salon in Tenaha, Texas, later moving to Vidor, where she owned her own beauty salon on Tannahill Street. It was there she became a teacher of cosmetology. She taught three years at Vidor High School, then Orangefield, and then to Cedar Hill, in the Garland, Texas area. Ann retired from Panola College after 16 years, ending a cosmetology career spanning five decades.

The years following, Ann owned and operated two dress shops in Center and Carthage. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W., working on many fundraising events. Ann’s true love was her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grands. She loved to cook, was a wonderful seamstress and loved spending time with family and friends. Loved by her family, she will be missed greatly. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Floyd May and a son, Kenneth H. Rowe.

Mrs. Rowe is survived by:

Son, Joseph F. Rowe and wife Tracy of Joaquin

Daughters:
Carol Rowe DeBender and husband John of Houston
Mary Rowe Lopez and husband Genero of Houston

Six grandchildren:
Gregory Rowe
Kimberly Rowe Long
K. Bryan Rowe and wife Liz of Center
Trey Lopez and wife Mary of Houston
Baron Lopez and wife Jackie of Houston
Ana Michelle Lopez Castellano and husband Jehu of Houston

14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends.

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

1/8/2016

Billy Earl Pilley, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Timothy Roberson officiating. Military graveside proceedings will follow at Shiloh Cemetary, Cass County, Texas.

Mr. Pilley was born April 4, 1947 in Abilene, Texas to Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley. Married to his life-long love, Annie Retha Owen Pilley for 48 years. He was a fighter in every way. He fought in the Vietnam War. He was a firefighter for the Irving Fire Department in Irving, TX for 25 years and he fought for justice as an officer at the Desoto Parish Sherriff's Department in Mansfield, Louisiana for 13 years. He finished his fighting career with a battle against cancer. It may have won this earthly battle but he WON the Heavenly Reward! Mr. Pilley's hobbies included fishing, hunting, enjoyed spending time in his shop always working on a project but mostly LOVED spending time with his family and serving the Lord in any and all capacities ever needed.

He is survived by

Wife: Annie Retha Owen Pilley of Logansport, Louisiana

Children:
Laticia Bomar and husband, Dwayn, of Center, TX
Sheri Jo Hutto and husband, Kevin, of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Brittany Bomar
Briana Bomar Thompson and husband, Colton
Kari Stover
Savannah Stover
Daniel Stover

Great-Grandson: Jace Thompson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley
Brother: Johhny Pilley and Linda Rose Armstrong

Son: Matthew Earl Pilley

Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church - Logansport, LA and honorary Gideon Sunday School Class of FBC

1/7/2016

Dewey Raymond Bradley, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Bradley was born February 2, 1931, in Warren, Arkansas, to Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bradley was a Deacon at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to garden, but above all, he loved God and his family.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Ola Bradley of Center

Children:
Vickie Ham and husband, B.J., of Porter
Danny Bradley and wife, Michelle, of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Brandon Kessler and wife, Christine, Atascocita
Daniel Bradley and wife, Tara, of New Caney
Cody Ham of Porter
Dylan Bradley of Porter
Cole Bradley of Porter
Ashley Peerson of Odessa, Missouri
Kellie Williams of Cleveland

Sister: Bonnie Dewberry and husband, Jim, of Houston

Brother: Floyd Bradley of Dermott, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley
Brother: J.T. Bradley
Sister: Katherine Ambrose

Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Morton and Rushing Lambert.

A special thanks to Angel Care Hospice and Green Acres Nursing Home for their companionate care.

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

1/7/2016

Charles Morris, of Houma, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2015, at McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.

01/07/15

Russell Marion Maes, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Maes was born September 6, 1955, in Rockford, Illinois, to Martin A. Maes and Norma Ervin Maes.

He is survived by
Wife of 30 years: Pamala Maes of Center

Children:
David Maes of Center
Lacey Maes of Center

Granddaughter: Sydney Maes of Center

Brothers:
David Maes and wife, Jean, of Kingwood
James Maes and wife, Toni, of Hardin

Sister: Nancy Faulk and husband, Paul, of Claremont, Illinois

Father: Martin A. Maes of Hardin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Norma Ervin
Nephew: Christopher Maes
Grandparents: Margaret Ervin, Floyd Ervin

“Who loves Sydney? Pappy do!”

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

01/06/2016

Arnold Dean Raymond, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 starting at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 4, 1932 in Huxley to Claimond and Ozella (Anderson) Raymond. After Graduating from Shelbyville High School he moved to Houston where he worked for Texas Electric Steel Casting for 18 years. On November 9, 1952, he married the love of his life Bertha Lee (Vaughn) Raymond. He was drafted into the US Army December 1, 1952, where he was stationed in Germany and served his country proudly for 2 years. Alongside his wife, they moved back home to Huxley where they raised their family. He loved his family and spending time with them. He was an avid outdoorsman, farmer and rancher, he raised chickens and cattle, hauled pulpwood, he was a house builder and mechanic and could do just about anything. He was very devoted to the care of Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Claimond & Ozella Raymond, Twin Sister, Norma Jean Raymond, Brothers, Charlie Edward Raymond, Boyce Ray Raymond & wife, Betty & Jessie “Bud” Raymond, Son-in-law, Steve Hughes, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Henry & Alice Vaughn, Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law, T.O. Brittain, Edward Vaughn, Cindy O’Rear, Mack Dillard & Charles & Agnes Bryan

He is survived:

Loving Wife of 63 years: Bertha Lee Raymond of Huxley

Children:
James & Regina Raymond of Shelbyville
Pat Lovell & Steve Lovell of Center
Teresa Hughes of Joaquin
Chuck Raymond of Huxley

Beloved Pawpaw to his grandchildren:
J.B. Raymond & wife, Jennifer of Center
Bradley Lovell & wife, Casey of Shelbyville
Jessica Bradford & husband, Colton of Bullard
Michael Dean Presswood of Joaquin
Brent Hughes & wife, Sara of Richmond, VA
Tyler Hughes & wife, Erin of Joaquin
Brigitte Raymond of Center

Great-Grandchildren: McKynize Bush, Justin & Jaxon Raymond, Delane & Carsey Lovell & Ella Bradford

Sisters:
Margaritte “Tbo” Brittain of Orange
Lamerle Willey & husband, Henry Lee of Mauriceville

Sisters-in-law:
Vivian Raymond of Huxley
Joan O’Rear of Huxley
Mildred Dillard of Center
Joan Vaughn of Nacogdoches

Special Friend: Lona Dover Menefee of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers:
J.B. Raymond, Bradley Lovell, Michael Dean Presswood, Brent Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Steve Lovell, Lynn Raymond and Jerry Raymond

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, PO 91, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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

Perry Wayne Smith, 49, of Center, passed away January 3, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Smith will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born June 20, 1966, in Houston to Wayne and Katherine Smith. He worked in the oilfield industry.

He is survived by:

Daughter and Son-In-Law: Stacey and T.J. Cummings of Shelbyville

Son: Barry Wayne Smith of Shelbyville

Kimberly Smith

Grandchildren:
Levi & Karolina Cummings

Sisters:
Rhonda McElhaney of Fort Worth
Karren Price of Center

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Katherine Smith and a brother, Barry Smith.

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

Andy Ray Robertson, 63 of Houston, passed away December 27, 2015 in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Greater Elizabeth Church of God in Christ, Tenaha, Texas with interment at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rose (McCollister) Robertson of Tenaha

Sons:
Terrence Robertson of Tenaha
Darrell Robertson of Tenaha
Anthony Robertson of Tenaha
Willie Pipkin of Tenaha
Anthony Rollings of Houston
Courtney Robertson of Houston

Daughters:
Valeria Brooks of Bossier City, LA
Andrea Rollings of Houston
Ieshia Rollings of Houston

27 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Clifford Robertson of Houston
Billy Robertson of Houston
Talbert Robertson of Houston
Jerry Robertson of Houston
Jermaine Robertson of Houston
Paul Price of Mansfield

Sisters:
Peggy Robertson of Houston
Bobby Robertson of Houston

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Magnus H. “Randy” Ransom, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at his residence in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.

Mr. Ransom was born April 13, 1932 in Branchville, Indiana to McKinley Hobert Ransom and Annabell Saalman Ransom. He retired from a supervisory position with Lucent Technologies. Mr. Ransom was a founding member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by:
Wife, Rossie Ransom of Shelbyville

Son, Randy C. Ransom and wife, Mary of Champlain, Illinois

Daughters;
Janet Eppler and husband, Todd of Bossier City, Louisiana
Rhonda Lewis and husband, Dalton of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cindy Poellnitz of Shelbyville

Grandchildren;
Lori Ezernack, Jim Lewis, Blake Lewis, Paul Honeycutt, Blake Ransom, Jay Arnold and Stefani McCabe.

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

Brothers;
Russell Ransom of Wabash, Indiana
Cedric Ransom and wife, Virginia of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sister, Wanda Gillman of Austin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, McKinley Hobert and Annabell Saalman Ransom
Son, Steve Arnold
Brothers, Charles Ransom and Edgar Ransom

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Arnold, Bobby Leonard, Charlie Patton, Dakota Bridge, Ken Cooper, and J.D. Weldon.

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

Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev, Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Brittain was born August 2, 1932 in Center to Lee Brittain and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Brittain worked as a golf pro. He was a member of the Center First United Methodist Church and the “Morning Coffee Club”.

He is survived by:
Wife, Pat Brittain of Center

Daughter, Polly Brittain Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center

Grandchildren;
Rachel Conway Hawkins and husband, Steve
James Allen McKissick and wife, Lin
Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald

Great-Grandchildren;
William Hawkins
Elizabeth Hawkins
Kaylee Lebrun

Sister-in-law, Portia Gaines of Center

Brother-in-law, James Payne of Hemphill

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Lee and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain

Pallbearers will be Steve Hawkins, Jim Payne, James Payne, Steve Thomas, Michael Lee and Tim Verner. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Watlington, Kenneth Sanders, Doug Lampley, Joe Louis Jones and Joe Dykes.

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

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12/30/2015

Randall Wright Smith, 78, passed away Sunday morning, December 27, 2015, in the Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Randall was born in Hemphill, Texas in the Fairdale Community, to William Frank and Emily Nola Mitchell Smith. He was a retired maintenance worker for Temple Inland. Randall loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Carolyn Faye Smith of Bronson, his sons: Randy Smith and wife Mary of Houston, Jerry Lyle Huffman Jr. and Sally of Stafford, Texas, and John Lance Huffman of Houston, his daughter Joy Lynn Reavis and husband Philip of Kansas, his sisters: Jerri Fuller and husband Keith of Longview, and Donette Vines of Hemphill, his 3 grandchildren: Aleshia Huffman Wimpee and husband Matt, Jamie Reavis, and Joanna Reavis, and his great grandchild Max Wimpee.

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.


12/29/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Lee Turner, 98, of Timpson, Texas will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1pm. Services will be help at the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev George Grace will be officiating. Mrs. Turner died Monday December 28, 2015 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas following a brief illness.

Mrs Turner is survived by friends & family.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church from 12-noon to 1:00pm.

Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 MLK Center, Texas 75935.


12/26/2015

Elmer Mathews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 at Center Christian Fellowship with Bro. David Long and Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Mathews was born September 19, 1934, in Joaquin to Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Taylor. Mr. Mathews spent his life as a pastor, teacher, principal, and Juvenile Probation Officer. Mr. Mathews retired after 37 years of teaching with 32 years of that serving as principle at Fellowship Elementary School. He also was a teacher at Texas A&M fire school for 18 years. After a brief retirement of 2 hours, he quickly took the job as Shelby County Juvenile Probation Officer. He was a founding member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department in 1973. He served the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department as Chief from 1977-1987 and then again 1993-2000 while also serving as a training officer and chaplain. Mr. Mathews was a pastor for 55 years with 43 of those years pastoring at Good Hope Baptist Church and also was a pastor at Old Center Baptist Church. Mr. Mathews was a long time Joaquin football fan and rarely missed a game. Mr. Mathews loved to fish and camp and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by

Wife of 58 years:
Dorothy Mathews of Joaquin

Sons:
Rodney Mathews and wife Denise of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife Teresa of Kountze

Daughter:
Nancy Smith and husband Frank of North Richland Hills

Grandchildren:
Matt Scales
Trey Scales
Lindsay Clark
Amber Mathews
Allen Mathews
Kennedi Mathews
Reagan Mathews

10 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Johnny Mathews and wife Lorelei of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake

Sister-in-law: Maurice Clark

2 Nieces and 1 Nephew

A host of Family and Friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Brother: Jerry Banks Mathews

Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Sr., Cody Barton, Steve Cockrell, Billy Mac Wilson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Fire Department and Center Fire Department

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department.

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


12/23/2015

Elton Vernon Broadus, 74, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Broadus was born September 24, 1941, in Overton, to Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. He was a member of Word of Faith Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Wanda Matthews of Joaquin
Tawana Snow and husband, Phillip, of Carthage
Dana Robinson and husband, Tim, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Dillon Duncan
Jacob Duncan
Morgan Matthews
Nick Matthews
Taylor Mills

Brothers:
Roy Broadus of Joaquin
Jerry Broadus of Carthage

Sister: Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus
Sisters: Velta Bordner, Gail Broadus
Brothers: James Broadus, Bobby Broadus

Pallbearers will be Shawn Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Broadus, Toby Broadus, Josh Walker and R.J. Sanders.

Honorary pallbearer will be Doug Smith, Rodney Prinka, Raymond Carroll and Marvin Cambell.

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


12/21/2015

“Coach” Raymond Jackson, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Natalie Nelson and Bro. Andrew King officiating.

Mr. Jackson was born February 24, 1939, in Gary, to Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson. He was lifetime member of Texas High School Coaches Association. Mr. Jackson coached basketball and football for 40 years. He coached the Tenaha Tigers 1998 State Championship Football Team. Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by
Wife: Sylvia Jackson of Tenaha

Sons:
Ray Jackson and wife, Vera, of Joaquin
Randy Jackson and wife, Shannon, of Grapevine

Grandchildren:
Anna Wilson
Brianna Jackson
Russell Jackson
Katie Jackson

Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Jackson and wife, Carolyn, of Joaquin
Dan Jackson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas
James Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana
Judith Adams and husband, Holly, of Tenaha
Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson

Pallbearers will be Joe Adams, Jonathan Eubank, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson, Jeremy Adams, Aaron Adams, Russell Jackson and Justin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be all former football and basketball players.

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


Lisa Gayle Smith, 55, of Center, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Lisa was born August 5, 1960, in Center, to Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith. She was a beloved earthly angel, who loved listening to music and rocking in her rocking chair.

She is survived by
Brothers and Sisters:
Billie Smith of Shelbyville
Carolyn Landry and husband, Tommy, of Garland
Gordon “Buddy” Smith and wife, Jeanette, of Center
Janette Windham and husband, Max “Honey” of Shelbyville
Carl Davis Smith and wife, Jan, of Shelbyville
Robert Smith and wife, LaDonna, of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith
Brother: Fred “Scooter” Smith
Grandparents: Steve and Lizzy Smith; Jim Fred and Callie Campbell

Pallbearers will be Kelby Windham, Reid Windham, Nicklaus Powell, Clayton Powell, Keith Smith and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven “Bug” Smith and James Powell.

A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

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


12/17/2015

Mike Wood, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015, in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating, assisted by Bro. Robert Ortigo. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Wood was born December 14, 1946, in Logansport, Louisiana to Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood. He held many titles, such as cattle farmer, science teacher for over 30 years, having taught at Chireno ISD, Joaquin ISD, Carthage ISD and Panola College, Member of Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, instructor at Texas A&M Fire School for over 15 years, Former Mayor and City Councilman of Joaquin, Former Song Leader at First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Bagpiper, President of Truitt Cemetery Association, President of Joaquin Alumni, Member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Past President of Sons of the Republic of Texas.

He is survived by
Wife: Lavonne Goings Wood

Daughters:
Janie Jones and husband, David, of Carthage
Jennifer Whittlesey and husband, Joe, of Center

Brother: Sammy Wood and wife, Lena, of Plano

Grandchildren:
Carsen McFarland and husband, Wil, of Nacogdoches
Peyton Jones of Carthage
Mary Grace Whittlesey of Center
Valerie Jones of Carthage
Dylan Whittlesey of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Daniel Wood of Plano
Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike, of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department or the Joaquin First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

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


12/16/2015

Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Ray Hughes, 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 18, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Hughes passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born September 8, 1938, in Center, TX, Gerald Ray was the son of the late Doyle and Beulah Hughes. He served on Timpson Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. Gerald worked at Tyson for over 30 years before he retired. He loved outdoors and loved to fish.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Ellen Kennon of Timpson
Patricia Merliss of Dallas
Son: David Hailey and wife Lisa of Timpson

Daughter: Debbie Golden and husband R. J. of Center

Daughter-in-law: Jill Hailey of Timpson

Sisters:
Patsy Garrie and husband Dave of Baytown, Texas
Joann Martin and husband Gordon or Joaquin, Texas

Also surviving are grandchildren:
Holly Mikesh and husband Stacey
Ryan Golden
Misty Lilly and husband Jay
Rusty Nix and wife Morgan
Greg Hailey and wife Michelle
Alissa Hailey
Abbey Hailey
Christi Kennon Curtis and husband Will
Adrian Merliss
Anna Merliss

Great-grandchildren:
Kennedy Mikesh
Korbyn Mikesh
Jacie Lilly
Jake Lilly
Jackson Lilly
Hunter Nix
Brycen Nix
Hudson Nix
Cash Hailey
Katlynn Curtis
Keegan Curtis
William Curtis Jr..

In addition to his parents, Gerald Hughes was preceded in death by wife, Olga Mims Hughes; son Billy Hailey; brothers Billy Doss Hughes, Marvin Hughes; sister Melba Danley; and granddaughter Addison Hailey.

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


William Glenn Heintschel, Sr., 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Shelbyville First Methodist Church with Pastor Ryan Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 19, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Clarence and Clara (Powell) Heintschel. He was a business man and farmer. He was a member of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Clara Heintschel, Wife, Betty Jane Reeves Heintschel and Brother, Clarence Heintschel.

He is survived by:

Wife: Pat Heintschel of Shelbyville

Children:
Glenn Heintschel, Jr. & wife, Robin of Shelbyville
Deborah Heintschel of Vista, California
David Hemphill & wife, Belinda of Shelbyville
Danny Hemphill & wife, Connie of Winnsboro, LA
Joe Hemphill & wife, Carla of Wisner, LA
Sarah Hemphill Stokes & husband, Denton of Cleveland, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Will Heintschel, III & wife, Karla of Shelbyvville
James Heintschel of Moorhead, Minnesota
Meagan Holman & husband, James of Port Neches
Danny Holman, Jr. of Shelbyville
Delana Cutaia of Vista, CA
Summer Hemphill of Vidalia, Louisiana
Chasity Hemphill of Monroe, LA
Jessica Hemphill of Shelbyville
Alyvia Hemphill of Shelbyville
Dane Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Heather Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Robert Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Wiley Stokes of Cleveland, Mississippi

Great-Grandchildren:
Claire Heintschel
James & Jayla Plimpton
Sophia Dutoit
Makenna, Casyn & Bella Daniels

Nieces & Nephews

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


12/15/2015

Eula Mae Long, 92, of Center, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Strong cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Long was born July 26, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas to Clayton Vaughn and Annie McDonald Vaughn.
She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Chris Patrick, Tye Farmer, Travis Long Jr, Clay Long, Billy Long, David Vidrine and Jalan Ma-Ani. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cockrell, “Tootie” O.L. Hendrix, J.C. Vaughn, James Shofner, Dean Raymond, Bobby Daw, Dennis Thompson and W.C. Thompson.

She is survived by
Son, Travis Long of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Numerous other relative and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, Clayton and Annie McDonald Vaughn
Husband, George Long
Daughter, Teenie Mae Long
Son, Thomas Clayton Long
Five Brothers
Four Sisters

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


Geneva L. Lucas, 82, of Hemphill, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 in Garrison.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Lucas was born September 23, 1933, in Lovelady, Texas to Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath. She spent her life as a homemaker.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Sherry Williams and husband, Jeff
Deborah Sammons and husband, Stan
Linda Pearson

Sister: Mary Rice

5 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchilren

Numerous nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends.

Preceded in death by
Husband: W.S. Lucas
Parents: Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath
Sister: Jeanne Black

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


12/12/2015

Ethel Bell, 91, formally of Center, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Bell was born December 20, 1923, in Leon County, Texas to Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams. Mrs. Bell retired from the cosmetology career.

She is survived by
Daughter: Myra Katherine Bell

Sons:
Vance Gene Townsend
Danny Royce Townsend

3 Grandsons

4 Granddaughters

9 Great-Granddaughters

3 Great-Grandsons

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter

Dear Friend, Melba Lee

A host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by
Parents: Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams
Husband: Edsel Ford Bell
Sisters: Edith
Brothers: William, Wilson, David

Pallbeares will be Gary Townsend, Edsel Townsend, Vance Townsend II, Gary McDonald, and Eddy Emmons.

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


12/11/2015

Edward Marion "Shep" Shepherd, 93, died on December 10th, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services are planned for 2:00pm on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Timpson. Visitation will be Sunday Dec 13, 2015 at 1pm.

Shepherd was born on May 23, 1922 in the New Prospect Community in Shelby County, Texas, the only child to Richard Lee Shepherd and Willie Ramsey Shepherd. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Buena Vista School. In 1939, he graduated from Timpson High School. For a year after graduation, he worked at Bussey's Drug Store before starting classes at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches.

War interrupted college. Shepherd was called into the service in 1943, serving in several assignments, before being discharged in 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

After he left the Army, he returned to his studies at Stephen F. Austin, completing his degree in accounting 1947. He was one of the first three graduates to obtain a BBA in accounting from Stephen F. Austin University. In honor of this achievement, the University and College of Business established The Marion Shepherd Outstanding Principles Student Award.

In July 1947, he began his career with Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. His work with the company would take him to Philadelphia in 1965, where he served as the comptroller of Sun Pipe Line Company and manager of Transportation Financial Administration. Sun Company merged with Sunray DX in 1970, which took him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as comptroller-treasurer. He worked for Sun Pipe Line Company until he retired in 1983. He returned to Timpson in 1992.

Shepherd married Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hutcherson on August 29, 1947. The couple had two sons, George Edward Shepherd and Richard Croom Shepherd. Both sons were born in Beaumont and lived in both Philadelphia and Tulsa. George and Richard followed their father's exampled and served in the military.

Faith was an important part of Shepherd's life. His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice." While living in Beaumont, he was ordained a deacon. When the family moved to Tulsa, he was active in the First Baptist Church, and after returning to Timpson, he served on the board at the First Baptist Church.

Work and faith weren't the only things that defined him. He understood civic responsibility and served as a city councilor in Timpson for one term. He knew the value of family. He traveled across the country to see his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time in the outdoors with his sons and grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Shepherd is survived by:
His wife

Sons:
George Shepherd, and wife, Pamela of Cushing, Okla.
Richard Shepherd, and wife, Angela of Peachtree City, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Ginger Lea Shepherd, and husband, Joe Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.
Edward Eugene Shepherd of Cushing, Okla.
Meredith Wyndham Shepherd of Charlotte, N.C.
Nathan Edward Shepherd, Pensacola, Fla.

One great- grandson Jase Edward Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.


Mr. John Daniel “Half Pint” Menefee, age 63, of Cherino, Texas. Mr. Menefee passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 during a fatal automobile accident in Cherino, Texas.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Cherino, Texas with interment to follow at Cherino Cemetery with Rev. Mack Paige, Officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors
Mother: Martha Menefee of Cherino, Texas

Son: A. G. Hall (Donna) of Charlotte, North Carolina

Daughters:
Leona Sowell (Lynn) of Lufkin, Texas
Chonita Glover (Adam) of Jacksonville, Florida
Danita Reed (Ken) of Jacksonville, Florida
Kashina Menefee of Nacogdoches, Texas

10 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Lewis Menefee (Rostina) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dennis Menefee of Paige, Texas
Larry Menefee (L. Lean) of Lufkin, Texas
Clarence Menifee (Tina) of Cherino, Texas

Sisters:
JoAnn Hunt of Lufkin, Texas
Martha Clark (David) of Lufkin, Texas
Thelma Miller (Richard) of Lufkin, Texas
Karen Menefee of Flint, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.


12/10/2015

Billy Ray Doggett, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Doggett was born December 18, 1930 in Center to Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett. He served his country in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by
Sons;
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine of Center
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana

Daughters-in-law;
Julie Robinson of Shelbyville
Toni Robinson of Timpson
Marsha Doggett of Center

Grandchildren;
Dana
Carri
Rachel
Jodie
Kellie
Destiny
Brandi
Brandon
Kennedy
Trista
Brandi
Michael
Emily

A number of great grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Alice N. Doggett of Nacogdoches

Nephew, Doug Curtis and wife, Linda of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett
Wife, Yvonne Doggett
Sons, Curtis Robinson and David Robinson
Brother, Travis Doggett
Sister Thelma Swanzy
Grandson, Scotty Doggett

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


12/9/2015

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Price, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Price passed away Tuesday, December 8,
2015 at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment: St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Clois Rodgers, Officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel

Saviors -
Son James Cecil Price (Annie Zenette) of Tyler, Texas
Step-Daughter Vera Ann Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

11 Grandchildren 7 Great-Grandchildren 4 Great-Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers Bobbie Lewis Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Roy Rogers Lane (Barbra Ann) of Beaumont, Texas

4 Sisters Wilma Berry of Chester, Texas
Cammilla Ella Lane of Houston, Texas
Nancy Clay (James) of San Augustine, Texas
Jimmie Nash of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary.


12/8/2015

Graveside service for Thelma Lee Powers Brito will be Thursday December 10, 2015, at Blair Cemetery, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.

Mrs. Brito was born November 17, 1919, in Blair Community. Thelma Lee Powers Brito was the daughter of the late Ellis Powers and Victoria Brown Powers. She was a loving wife. Thelma enjoyed collecting trinkets, and among those her favorite was spoons she collected from everywhere she visited.

Thelma is survived by:

Nieces:
Kathy Leggett and husband Tim of Carthage, Texas
Gail Wales and husband Bobby of Magnolia, Texas

Great-nieces:
Kimberly Shuttlesworth, and Jaime Hudson

Great-nephews:
Kenneth Wales
Robbie Wales
Michael Wales
Chase Bock

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Brito; parents, Eillis and Victoria Brown Powers; and sister, Sarah Hudson.


12/7/2015

Rachel Lawson, 81, of Harper, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Willow Grove Cemetery

She was born August 24, 1934 in Shelby County to M. L. “Marcus” and Ada (Brewster) Wilson.

She is preceded death in by her Parents, M.L. “Marcus” and Ada Wilson, Husband, Walter A. Lawson and Sister, Linda Massey

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Debra Sullivan of Harper
Tony Pacino of Harper
Mary A. Schleicher of Harper

Grandchildren:
John Walter Wheless
Rebecca Spencer
Chantel Stephens
Kenneth Sullivan
Zachery Sullivan

Great-Grandchildren:
Dawn Floyd
Abagail Darrow
Ada Jones
Andrew Hedgepeth
Josh Hedgepeth

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Aden and Victoria Floyd

Sister and Brothers:
Betty Irving
Howard Wilson
James Harry Wilson

Niece: Melissa Vines

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


Prentice “P.O.” Sample, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 22, 1929 in Shelby County to Willie and Mae (Metcalf) Sample.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie & Mae Sample, Sister, Mildred Green, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Arvie & Della Shofner, Brothers-in-law, Jack Shofner & Pete Shofner and Sister-in-law, Sue Shofner.

He is survived by:

Wife of 67 years and the love of his life: Odell (Shofner) Sample of Shelbyville

Children:
Cathy Brittain of Shelbyville
Debbie Snider & husband, Billy of Center
Larry Sample & wife, Debbie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rodney Brittain of Shelbyville
Nikki Brittain of Richmond
Jill Jefferson & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Karen Liker & husband, Jason of Center
Bridget Kirkwood & husband, Donny of Salado
Matt Snider & wife, Mallory of Center
Patrick Sample & wife, Megan of Center
Stephanie Harkness & husband, Justin of Center
Ashley Hayes & husband, Brent of Houston
Mary Alford & husband, Wayne of Timpson
Christopher Peurifoy & wife, Becky of Longview

Great-Grandchildren:
Aaron, Jesse, Jake & Ariel Liker
Trace Brittain & Tristan Samford
Logan & Morgan Jefferson
Cyper & Tolan Harkness
Bronson & Bryanna Sample & Braelyn McCaffrey
Bo & Hannah Hayes & Madilynn Hayes
Millie Sims
Garrett Kirkwood
Mason Snider
Bella & Mackee Alford
Caleb Peurifoy

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, McKenzie Mae Hayes

Brothers:
Doug Sample & wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg
Donald Sample & wife, Deloris of Quitman
Ronnie Sample & wife, Deborah of Jasper

Sister: Loreli Sample of Center

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Vivian & C.J. Hamaker of Shreveport
Billie & Charles Corder of Shreveport
Joe & Shirley Shofner of Center
Joann Shofner of Shelbyville

Pallbearers: Rodney Brittain, Patrick Sample, Matt Snider, Aaron Liker, Logan Jefferson, Trace Brittain, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker & Keith Jefferson

Honorary Pallbearers: L.H. Hewitt, D.H. Parker, Jimmy Lout, Duane Lout, Wyndell Johnson & Bernard Metcalf

Special thank you for the special love and care you have shown to our family during this time, Queen Brinson, Ruth Thompson, Shelena Bluford and Vivian Shofner and East Texas Home Health and Heartsway Hospice.

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


12/6/2015

Betty Sue Fausett, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center

Mrs. Fausett was born July 6, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She graduated from Center High School in 1951. She met the love of her life, Jimmy Glenn Fausett, and they were married on December 18, 1953. Mrs. Fausett worked in banking for forty years, having worked first at First National Bank and then Farmers State Bank. She was an active member New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. She was known for her Texas Trash and pies. Mrs. Fausett enjoyed weekly games with her card playing buddies.

She is survived by
Daughter, Glenice Harrison and husband, Rick of Nacogdoches

Sons;
Glenn Fausett and wife, Rhonda of Center
Ricky Fausett of Olathe, Kansas
Randy Fausett and wife, Jennifer of Center

Sisters-in-law;
Dorothy Fausett of Center
Mary Fausett of Center
Shirley Willingham and husband, Ray of California

Eleven Grandchildren

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, J. H Edison and Lucille Black Edison
Husband, Jimmy G. Fausett
Sister, Wilsie Dee Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison Jr. and Billy Earl Edison
Granddaughter, Amber Fausett
Great Grandson, Hunter Goodroe

Pallbearers will be Zack Fausett, Ricky Harrison Jr., Adam Fausett, Steve Edison, Don Wheeler, Scotty Fancher, Chris Mathews and Ronnie Strawn. Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Fausett.

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


12/5/2015

Billie Maxie Pate Mullins, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Mullins was born December 13, 1925 in Arcadia, Shelby County, Texas to Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. Mullins was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son, Wayne Mullins and wife, Karen of Baytown

Daughter, Daria Lanette York and husband, Gary of Center

Grandchildren,
Trina Turgeon
Darren Mullins
Angela Mullins
Tammy Mechelic
Cody Mullins

Five Great Grandchildren

Siblings;
Iva Nell Pate Brown and husband, Ford of Center
Test Pate Miller of Richards
Kelsey Jo Pate Stewart of Picayune, Mississippi
Rachel Pate McCleary of Brazoria
Inez Pate Peltier and husband, Tim of Clute
Patsy Pate Mahone and husband, Bob of New Boston
Robert Henry Pate and wife, Florene of Fluker, Louisiana

Numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate
Husband, Bill Mullins
Daughters, Clara Kiechler and Anita Lee Mullins
Son, Donald Mullins
Grandson, Nathan Kiechler
Brothers and sisters-in law; Vestal and Fordene Pate, Charles and Lulu Pate, Sam and Billie Jo Pate, Curtis Edward “Bo” Pate
Brothers-in-law; Jeffrey McCleary, Buddy Stewart, Elton Miller, Glen Mullins, Raymond Bennett
Sister-in-law; Geraldine Bennett
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law; Edith and Edward Mullins

Pallbearers will be Ford Brown Jr., Triston Turgeon, Roger Pate, Tim Peltier, Romiro Perez and Darren Mullins.

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


Wilsie Dee Taylor, 83, of Terrel, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Taylor was born February 29, 1932, in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She was a former employee of Payne & Payne in Center, where she worked as a sales clerk for twenty years. Ms. Taylor was an ordained Methodist minister and very involved in the activities of her church, New Hope Methodist Church, especially the children’s ministries. She was an avid supporter of a number of missionaries in many different countries.

She is survived by
Daughters,
Rita Cohen and husband Don of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nancy Fancher and husband Scott of Terrel

Grandchildren,
Terrah Corben
Jonathan Wlaker
Dallas Fancher
Shan’ Fancher
Ashlee Taylor
Jade Taylor

Great Grandchildren,
Hunner Steel
Cole Steel
Brady Fancher
Avery Janac
Allen Fancher
Gracie Fancher

Sister, Betty Fausett of Center

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison
Son, David Wayne Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison and Billy Earl Edison
Great Aunt, Eunice Nelson
Grandmother, Sally Black

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


12/2/2015

Mary Jo Phillips, 77, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 19, 1938 in Huxley to S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Mae (Tindol) Dean. She taught at Tyler Junior College and she also worked as a nursing home administrator for many years. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded death by her Parents, S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Dean, Infant Daughter, Baby Girl Devers, Husband, Donald Ray Devers, Husband, Dan Phillips, Two Brothers, Bib Dean and Bob Dean.

Among her survivors include:

Son: Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley

Grandchildren: Nathaniel and Mary Elizabeth Devers

Sister: Barbara Jean Ross of Center

Sisters-in-law:
La’ Retta Dean of Huxley
Charlcie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu

Donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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


12/1/2015

Eugene Roshell Bryant, age 53, of Garrison, passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Assembly of God, Timpson. Visitation will be from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Interment will be at New Liberty Cemetery Garrison, Texas with Elder James Williams, Jr. officiating.

He is survived by:

Mother, Jean Bryant Rather of Garrison

Father, Sammy Rather of Garrison

Daughter, Oritiea Johnson of Garrison

Brothers:
John Westly Bryant, Jr. of Garrison
Tony Bryant of Garrison
Talmage (Varince) Bryant of Lufkin
Fernando (Celest) Bryant of Garrison
Tyrone (Debra) Bryant of Nacogdoches
Angelo (Patricia) Bryant of Garrison
Domingo (Dana) Bryant of Houston
Trinni Bryant of Terrell

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Nicole Perry, age 40, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 2pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

She was was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

Father, Asie B. (Joy) Goodwin of Tenaha

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Porter Lee Perry, age 42, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 11am Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Pastor Phillip Jones officiating.

He was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


Ernest Ray “Bubba” Meshell, 61 of Center, passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at his home.

Ernest’s wishes were to donate his body to Baylor College in the hopes that he could be part of a medical advancement in the fight against diseases.

Ernest is survived by:

Wife, Carla Meshell of Center

Mother, Joann Meshell of Conroe

Children:
Amanda Flinn and husband Jason of Trinity
Miranda Atkinson and husband Scooter of Livingston
Cassandra Meshell and Lindsay of Conroe
Wes Faubion and wife Shana of Highlands
Jessica Mckinney and husband John of Dayton

Sisters:
Dorothy Hoskins of Liberty
Marilyn Riffle and husband Clark of New Caney
Trish Germany and husband David of Hardin
Tracey Beige and husband Dewayne of Conroe
Debra Harrold and husband Stephen of Crosby

Grandchildren: Trey Atkinson, Kayden Faubion, Talan Atkinson, Brendon Flinn, Jacob Faubion and Teryn Atkinson.

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Father: Huey Fred Meshell
Brother: Fred Eugene “Hoss Jr.” Meshell

A celebration of life memorial will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2pm at the Pavilion in Livingston State Park. As was his wish, we will celebrate his love for family with food and smiles.


Feye Strong, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 27, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ to Cecil and Karie (Jensen) Strong.

She is preceded in death by her Sister, Diana Strong Underwood, Grandparents, Alvin & Viola Strong and Vernon & Evelyn Jensen.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Cecil and Karie Strong of Shelbyville

Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Starla & Terry Monville of Mt. Enterprise
Jackie & Ronnie Traylor of Sour Lake

Nieces & Nephews:
Amanda Monville
R.J. Traylor
Zach Traylor
Tammy Traylor
Courtney Traylor

Cat:
Frisky

Numerous Aunts & Uncles

Pallbearers:
Ronnie Traylor, Zach Traylor, R.J. Traylor, Alvin “Lynn” Strong, Michael Strong & Terry Monville

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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11/30/2015

Virginia Lou Allbritton Jetton, 87, a former Center resident, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 in her Longview, Texas, home, after a long illness.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Virginia graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers’ College in Nacogdoches, Texas, and for many years taught in the Center public school system, where she enjoyed having a positive impact on her students. Above all, she cherished her family, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She set an example of enjoying life while meeting life’s challenges with grace and dignity.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Dean Jetton, a teacher, coach and owner of an insurance agency in Center, in 2003 and daughter, Julie Virginia Jetton. She was also predeceased by her parents, Grace and Henry Allbritton; two brothers, Harry and George Allbritton; brother-in-law, Ralph Yerby, Sisters-in-law, Marie Rane and Maurine Dean and Brother-in-law, James L. Dean.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Marcia Jetton Alderman and her husband, Alvis, of Commerce
Michele Jetton Black and her husband, John, of Longview

Son: Stephen Mitchell Jetton and his wife, Irene, of Chicago, Ill

Sister: Maribelle Allbritton Yerby, of Zwolle, La.

Grandchildren:
Charles Alderman and his wife, Sarah, of Commerce
James Alderman of Commerce
Michael Black and his wife, Crista, of Longview
Joshua Black and his wife, Libby, of Longview
Sarah Black Beasley and her husband, Jonathon, of Longview.

She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Colton & Tessa Alderman, Cameron & Connor Black and Ruthie, Jude & Will Black.

Pallbearers:
Charles Alderman, James Alderman, Michael Black, Joshua Black and Jonathon Beasley

In Lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to one of the following:
First Baptist Church, 117 Cora St Center, Texas 75935 or
Roughrider Foundation, In memory of Virginia Jetton, PO BOX 152, Center, Texas 75935 or bring to Center High School.

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


Billie Jean Taylor King, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.

Ms. King was born October 16, 1938, in San Augustine, to Bill and Verna Taylor. She graduated Pineland High School in 1956 and married high school sweetheart, James “Spud” King, in 1958. After residing in Austin for 45 years, she relocated to Center in 2010. Ms. King was currently a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. She retired from Teacher Retirement System in Austin, after 31 years of state service, and following retirement, she enjoyed travelling.

She is survived by
Husband: James King of Center

Daughter: Pam Furlow and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Taylor McGee and husband, Tony, of Shelbyville
Allen R. Weeks of Shelbyville
Logan Furlow and wife, Janet, of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Joe Taylor and wife, Jeane, of Shelbyville
Paul Taylor and wife, Cathy, of Shelbyville
Monte Taylor and wife, Donna, of San Augustine

Sisters:
Linda Wagstaff and husband, Roger, of Shelbyville
Connie Hargrove and husband, Johnny, of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law: Wallace Chance of San Augustine

Sisters-in-law:
Bobbie Jean Rugg and husband, Richard, of Holland, New York
Marilyn King of Marshall
Marilyn Taylor of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by
Mother: Verna Taylor
Father: Bill Taylor
Sisters: Patsy Taylor, Shirley Taylor, Dean Chance
Brother: Tommy Taylor
Nephew: John Hargrove

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


11/27/2015

Sophie Tallyn Williams, infant, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 2015, and passed away in Dallas, Texas, November 26, 2015.. She was the infant daughter of Taylor and Whitley Cantrell Williams, of Timpson, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas Sunday November 29, 2015 at 2 PM with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.

Survivors include:
Parents: Taylor Ray and Whitley Cantrell Williams, of Timpson, Texas

Grandparents:
Doye and wife Robin Cantrell of Timpson, Texas
Donald Ray and wife Bernadette Williams of Garrison, Texas
Susan Rene Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great-Grandparents:
Patricia Clepper, of Timpson, Texas
Ronald Post of Timpson, Texas
Katherine Marino of Timpson, Texas
Ann Conway of Timpson, Texas
Becky Williams of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Brenda Eckler of Magnolia, Texas

Great-Great-Grandmother: Jackie Ramsey of Timpson, Texas

Aunts: Laura Moore and Gracie Benson of Garrison, Texas

Uncle:
Layne Cantrell of Timpson, Texas
Matthew Williams and Matthew Benson of Garrison, Texas

Several Great-Aunts and Uncles, and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Sophie is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Gene Clepper, Mike Cantrell, Thomas Pitman, Lynda Post, Pete and Mattie Williams, and Harvey Hollingsworth.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Carolyn Bolton Denby, 59, passed away Wednesday morning in the Health South Rehab Vitas Hospice Unit in Conroe, Texas. Carolyn was born in Cleveland, Texas to William Alton and Bonnie Sue Womack Bolton. She was a stay at home homemaker and mother. She was a member of AA. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.

She is survived by her son Emory Willham Denby of San Antonio, her daughters: Bonnie Denby of Shelbyville, and Amber Denby of Pineland, her brother Larry Bolton of Timpson, her sisters: Sue Ann Wood of Hemphill, Tessie Mae Hightower of Nacogdoches, Emily Bjork of Etoile, and Rosie Hopson of San Augustine, her 5 grandchildren: Tyler, Kyle, Cade, Serenity, and Mackenzie. She is preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Kali Ann Leone.

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 2:00PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 2:00PM, December 1, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel, Hemphill, Texas. Cremation under the direction of Starr Funeral Home.


Raymond Joe Crawford, 72, of De Kalb, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in Texarkana.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Crawford was born August 23, 1943, in Center, to Lynn Crawford and Lois Mancil Crawford. He loved hunting, fishing, watching Dallas Cowboy Football and playing with his grandson.

He is survived by
Wife: Brenda Rankin Crawford of De Kalb

Son: Matt Crawford and wife, Tabitha, of Maud

Brothers:
Mervil Crawford and wife, Letha, of Center
Jerry Crawford of Garland
Ben Crawford and wife, Robin, of Center

Sister: Dorothy Crawford of Dublin, Georgia

Grandson: Landry Crawford of Maud

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lynn Crawford and Lois Mancil Crawford
Brother: Bill Crawford
Sister-in-law: Lajuan Crawford

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


11/26/2015

Mrs. Bobbye Emken, 89, of Joaquin formerly of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 o’clock p.m. at First Baptist Church.

She was born November 7, 1926 in Shelby County to John Robert and Bertha (Ellis) Latimer. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Golden Harvest Club in Center for many years. She was very active in our community. She loved fishing, talking on the phone and working in the yard and she won Yard of the Month in Galveston 5 years in a row. She was also a member of American Ex-Prisoners of War and Titus Harris (Bataan) Medical Society.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John Robert and Bertha Latimer, Husband, Dr. Roy Emken and Brother, Leon Latimer.

She is survived by:

Son: John Lawrence “Larry” Rymal of Joaquin

Pet: Maggie the dog

Brother: Jack Latimer of Joaquin

Special Friends:
Nell Polley of Center
Darlene Welles
many many more friends & family

Family request in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Pallbearers: John Dwire, Bronson Dwire, Benjamin Dwire, John Dwire, Jr., Ronnie Land, Joshua Sanford, Mike Charlston and Vance Green

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


Garner and Son Mortuary announces the death and services for Mrs. Patsy Jean Roberts Wooten, age 56, of Austin, Texas. Mrs. Wooten passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Teague Jerusalem Temple, Austin, Texas with interment to follow at Mosaic Cemetery, Arch Bishop S. V. Teague, Officiating

Visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Husband: Lafayette Easton of Austin, Texas

Brothers:
Robert Pitts (Diann)
David Roberts
Henry Lee Roberts
Tommy Roberts

Sisters:
Barbara Riddley (Morris)
Annette Wade (Jerry)
Rita Fields (Anthony Miller)
Shirley Brown (Freddy Wishington)
Dorothy Roberts (Jonathan Briggs)
Lori Roberts (Wayne Cooper)

A host of nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.


11/24/2015

Services for Lavernie Lunsford will be 2:00pm, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be at 1:00-2:00 pm before service time at the church.

She was born July 2, 1919 in Garrison, Texas and died November 24, 2015 in Garrison, Texas

Survivors:

Daughter: Joyce Helen Martin

Daughter-In-Law: Shirley Lunsford Ruthven & husband Hugh

Grandchildren:
Jerry Don Gideon & wife Tamara
Terry Lynn Gideon & wife Lori
Darrell Lunsford, Jr. & wife Leasa
Diana J. Pinkston & husband Michael

Her sweet little niece: Helen Hammer & husband James

10 Great Grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by parents; husband, Rev. T.D. Lunsford; sons, James Don Lunsford and Darrell Lunsford Sr,; brother, Jack Kruse; sisters, Louise Nation & Bernice Hancock.


Jana Lee Clark Marr, 49 of Longview, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Longview. Jana's wishes were to be cremated. The family is having a memorial service on June 4, 2016 at 4pm at the Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Jana Clark Marr was born April 9, 1966 in Longview, Texas to D.G. Clark and Virginia Townsend Clark.

She is survived by:

Children:
Miranda Harris and husband Tom of Yulee, Florida
Meagan Borough and husband Bret of Longview
Daniel Marr of Longview

Grandchildren:
Kaleb, Kinsey and Orion Harris
Carter and Joshua Boroughs

Sisters:
Judy Clark Faulkner of Missouri City, Texas and husband Mike
Rhonda Clark McCrohan of Denison, Texas and husband Tom

Brother: Alton Hurst Clark of Center and wife Beth

Aunt: Marie Ross of Texarkana, Texas

Niece: Tyra Dare Barkley

Nephews:
Keith Clark of Shelbyville
Michael Clark of Joaquin
Joshua Mixon of McAlister, OK
Jeremy Burchell of Denison, TX
Chance Furniss of Bangs, TX

Proceded in death by:
Mother, Virginia Townsend Shank
Father, D. G. Clark
Grandmother, Grace  Bradberry Biggers
Grandfather, Alvis Clark
Grandmother, Virgie Jones Townsend
Grandfather, Charles Hurst Townsend

Services were under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Longview, Texas.


11/23/2015

Linda Daniels, 68, of Timpson, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Fairview Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Daniels was born February 21, 1947, in Center, to Richard Henry and Bernice Hanks Henry.

She is survived by
Children:
Kathy Parra of Center
Linda K. Daniels of Center
Reba Daniels of Center
Ronnie Daniels of Center
James Daniels and wife, Vanessa, of Center

10 Grandchildren

12 Great Grandchildren

Good Friend: Roger Grace of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Husband: Ray Daniels
Parents: Richard Henry and Bernice Hanks Henry

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


11/20/2015

Mary Page Conway, 82, of Center, went to be with Jesus, Friday, November 20, 2015, one day before her 83rd birthday. She once was blind but now she sees.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Short Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Waller officiating.

Ms. Conway was born November 21, 1932, to Fred Corbit Page and Lillie Mae Perry Page.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Jan Smith and husband, Carl, of Shelbyville
Ann Fleming and husband, Dan, of Shelbyville
Carol Burks and husband, Charles, of San Augustine
Sherry Bryan and husband, Victor, of Center

Son: Wayne Bailey and wife, Linda, of New Summerfield

Grandchildren:
Chris Smith and wife, Christina
Aimee Waller and husband, Jamie
Amber Waller and husband, Bradley
Jonathan Smith and wife, Katie
Susan Miller
Tami Cole and husband, Carlton
Michael Ross
Casey Bryan and wife, Lindsey
Cody Bryan
Tracy Woods and husband, Terry
Rachael Payne

9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Billie Wheeler of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Fred Corbit Page and Lillie Mae Perry Page
Brothers: Jerry Page, Fred Taylor Page
Sister: Nora Olene Page

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


Syble Adkison, age 83 of Houston, passed away, Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

She was born June 23, 1932 in Center, Texas to Parents, Roy Leon Noble & Fleta Leona (Lucas) Noble.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leon & Fleta Noble; her husband, Rev. Royce “Bo” Adkison; brother, Jerry Noble; sister, Vivian Rozell; and brother, Roger Noble

She is survived by:

Daughter: Rhonda Morgan

Son & Daughter-in-law: Randy & Mary Ellen Adkison

Grandchildren:
Stacy & husband, Troy Baker
Aaron Morgan
Andrew Morgan
Amanda & husband, Adam Cloessner
Chris Adkison
Emily Adkison
Jessie & husband, Reid Postle

Great-Grandchildren: Darian, Zach, Samantha & Bo

Sister: Geraldine “Jean” Tomlin

Brother: Roy Noble & wife, Joyce of Joaquin

Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


11/16/2015

Mrs. Edna Joyce Boykins, 47, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Houston. Services will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11am in the Shelbyville ISD gymnasium in Shelbyville. Visitation will be all day Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Tx. Interment will be at East Liberty Community with Pastor Curtis Archie officiating.

Edna was a long time beloved dispatcher and court clerk for the City of Center. She was sworn in as an Associate Judge of the Municipal Court on April 30, 2012.

She is survived by:

Husband: Joe Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.

Sons:
Jeremy Deshannon Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.
Jordan Dimante Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.

Mother: Josephine Ratcliff, of Center, Tx.

Sisters:
Patricia Ann Ratcliff, of Dallas, Tx.
Monica Lanette Ratcliff, of Denton, Tx.

Brother: Christopher George (Kim) Ratcliff, of Salina, Ks.


Sidney Lee Galbreath was born December 16, 1938 in Timpson, Texas to A.D. Galbreath and Lavennia (Ramsey) Galbreath. He died October 15, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas.

Survivors:

Sister: Betty Jo Parker of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nieces:
Mae Dean Hahn and husband Marvin of Temple,Texas
Betty Ann Taylor of Nacogdoches, TX
Donna Hicks & husband Tim of Dallas, TX
Dee Ann Locke & husband Ron of Stafford, TX

Nephew: Max Churchman & wife Havikia of Stafford, TX

Special Cousins:
Linda Askins of Timpson, TX
Tammy Marlowe of Timpson, TX
Cathy Windham of Timpson, TX
Gerald Stanley Stamps of Timpson, TX

Aunts:
Avis Stamps of Garrison, TX
Alma Bridwell of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by parents; wife, Patricia Galbreath; sisters, Cynthia Churchman and Margie Childs.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Gwan Jacobs, 87 of Tyler, Texas passed away Monday, November 9, 2015. She was born December 2, 1927 in Center to William Elvis and Elberta Vaught Dockens. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery in Tyler with Rev. Darryle Dunks officiating, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Gwan was a member of Central Baptist Church in Tyler for over 30 years before becoming a faithful member of Green Acres Baptist Church for some thirty years. She was born and raised in Center, graduated from Center High School. She helped her husband Bob start the Central Baptist Church in Center. They moved to Tyler in 1950 where she attended Tyler Junior College, studing computer science and worked in accounting until retirement.

In addition to her Parents, Gwan was preceded in death by her Husband Bob Jacobs. They were married 66 years.

She is survived by her loving family including her daughter Beckeye Sheets and husband Roy of Flint, Three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brothers Waymon and Bill Dockens of Splendora, sister Oleatha Price of La Porte, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pall pallbearers were the Care and Shere Sunday School of Green Acres Baptist Church.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler Texas 75701


Services for Betty Lunsford will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00am at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with Bro. John McGuire and Bro. Homer Murray. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home. Betty was born April 21, 1934 in Mt. Enterprise, Texas and died November 14, 2015 in Garrison, Texas

Survivors:

Husband: Norman Lunsford of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
Wayne Lunsford and wife Venetia of Nacogdoches, Texas
Terry Lunsford and wife Cindy of Nacogdoches, Texas

Grandchildren:
Chris Lunsford & wife Sandi of Garrison, Texas
Corey Lunsford & wife Cheryl of Garrison, Texas
Cade Lunsford & wife Chelsie of Dallas, Texas
Rebecca Lunsford of Nacogdoches, Texas
Kylie Lunsford of Garrison, Texas
Landon Lunsford of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Jaci Lunsford
Sidney Lunsford
Weston Lunsford
Creed Strain

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by daughter; Sharon Ann Lunsford, parents and two sisters

A special thank you for the loving care and heart felt compansion the staff at Garrison Nursing Home showed Betty while she was with them.


11/14/2015

Darrell P. Doggett, 82, of Center, died Thursday, November 12, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1933, in Hurstown, to Lola Belle Lout Doggett and Edgar "Ed" Doggett. Darrell served his country in the United States Air Borne during the Korean War and later retired as a supervisor for Texaco Chemical, formerly Jefferson Chemical, Port Neches.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Eddie Doggett; daughter, Joni Doggett Day of Beaumont; grandchildren, Bridget Day Aldridge and her husband, Josh, of Silsbee and Abby Day Riley and her husband, Daniel, of Kountze; great-grandchild, Jemma Aldridge; brothers, Ruben Doggett and his wife, Carolyn, and Spencer Doggett, all of Silsbee; sisters, Willie Jo Doggett Powell of Houston and Janice Doggett Lack of Beaumont; and other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandmother, Willie Monroe Lout Luman.

A gathering of Mr. Doggett's family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.


Chase Todd, 31, of Center, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery with Masonic rites given by Sam Samford Lodge No. 149. Visitation will be Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 5, 1984 in Nacogdoches to Ricky and Penny (Shofner) Todd. He worked for Fleur Global for 3 years and was currently employed by Luminant as a master mechanic for the past 10 years. He loved riding four wheelers, hunting and fishing and was a true outdoorsman. He was currently going through the Masonic rites.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Prentice & Bobbie Shofner, Jenell Shofner, Fred L. & Doris Todd, his Aunt, Toni Grace Alford and Cousins, Cody Alford & Jeremy Sims.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Ricky & Penny Todd of Center
Sister:
Destiny Todd of Kingwood
Uncles & Aunts:
Mary & Rickie Sims of Shelbyville
Jenny & Benny Holt of Center
John & Wanita Shofner of Center
Prentice Shofner, Jr. of Center
Numerous Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Josh Snider, Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Colton Rhame,
Wesley Rhame, Marcus Adkinson, Troy Sunday and Gary Sutlive
Honorary Pallbearer:
Jason Stringer

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


Graveside services for Mrs. Shirley Ruth Goodwin (54) of Center, Texas will be Monday, November 16, 2015 at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas at 11:00am. Mrs. Goodwin died November 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Marlon Cloudy, Sr. will be officiating.

Mrs. Goodwin’s survivors are:

Mother: Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

2 Brothers: Charles Goodwin of Center, Texas
John Wayne (Alanie) Goodwin of Center, Texas

2 Sisters: Joyce (James) Nelson of Houston, Texas
Sandra Goodwin of Dallas, Texas

Visitation Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary.


11/12/2015

Valerie Heyen, 60, of Center, previously of Mansfield, LA and Carson City, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at her residence after a sudden illness.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, LA with Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating.

She was born August 21, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to Duane and Nelda (Stone) Heyen. She worked for Goodwin Roofing in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Duane and Nelda Heyen.

She is survived by:

Brother:
Curtis Heyen & wife, Melanie of Shreveport, LA

Sister:
Cathy Youngblood of Wichita Falls

Brother:
Donnie Heyen of Nacogdoches

Nieces & Nephews:
Chris Werhle & wife, Laura
Phillip Youngblood, Jr. & wife, Jennifer of Center
Trevor Heyen
Raelyn Heyen

Aunts and Uncles:
Bettie & G.W. Strong of Center
Margaret Sermon of Shreveport, LA
Bill & Edith Stone of Keithville, LA
Douglas & Ina Stone of Logansport, LA

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


11/09/2015

Mr. Bryant Joseph Watley, age 56, of Timpson passed away Saturday morning, November 7, 2015, in Timpson. Services will be Saturday, November 14th, 11am at Abundant Love Ministries. Wake will be Friday 6 to 8 pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Interment will be at Scott Cemetery at Toledo Bend with Rev. Raymond Ingram to Officiate.

Mr. Bryant Joseph Watley is survived by wife Gloria Watley of Timpson, TX. 1 Step-daughter Patricia Harris of Timpson, TX. 1 Step-son Bobby Harris of Timpson, TX. 1 sister Virgia Sharp of Beaumont, TX. 2 Brothers; Albertine (Dede) Watley of California and Johnny (Pattie) Watley of Willgate, TX. Mother-in-Law, Ada Smith of Gary, TX.


Warren Kyle Loup, 1 month, was born in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2015, and passed away in Dallas, Texas, November 8, 2015.. He was the infant son of Jared and Ashley (Ritter) Loup of Fort Worth, Texas.

Graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, Thursday November 12, 2015 at 11 AM with Bro. Rodney Puryear officiating.

Survivors include:

Parents: Jared and Ashley (Ritter) Loup of Fort Worth, Texas

Grandparents:
Bobby and Judy Ritter of Timpson, Texas
Steve and Sharon Loup of Glynn, Louisiana

Great-Grandparents: Kyle Nearhood of Smithridge, Virginia;

Aunt: Amber and husband John Braud of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cousin: Violet Braud of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Warren is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Etienne and Ruby Loup, Viola Nearhood, Noble and Bernice Hudman and Hoyt Ritter.

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Children’s Medical Center Foundation, in support of the Cardiac ICU, 2777 Stemmons Fwy Ste. 700, Dallas, TX 75207. Contact Carol Bieler 214-456-8369 for more information.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert “Bud” Emmett Burns Jr., 95, of Tenaha passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 in Longview. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday November 15, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, TX. Funeral Services will be held on Monday November 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Tenaha Baptist Church with Interment following at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Mr. Burns’ parents were Robert Emmett Burns Sr. and Ruby Lee Wooten Burns.

He was a graduate of Tenaha High School. Following graduation he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Class of 1943. Mr. Burns served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid golfer and Baylor Women’s basketball fan. Mr. Burns was a member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737 and American Legion.

Mr. Burns is survived by daughters Patricia Burns Smith, (Larry) and Karen Burns Meriwether (Tom Snow); grandsons J. Christian Haddock, Scott P. Meriwether, ( Marietta Burke); Martin B. Meriwether, (Rae Ann), and great-grandson Samuel Robert Meriwether; step-daughters Marcy Matties ( Chib Allen) and Elaine Phillips (Bob), and special friends Frank and Diana Wengler and Jean Phelps. Also, special thanks to caregivers Carolyn, Marilyn, and the staff at Fountainview in Longview. Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his parents, wives Elva McDaniel Burns and Helen Matties Burns, brothers Albert and John Burns and sisters Mary Wynn Tadema and Elizabeth Neel.

In honor of Mr. Burns’ commitment to his community and his church and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, Tenaha Baptist Church, or a charity of one’s choice.

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


Funeral services for James “Buddy” Holman (76) of Houston, Texas will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12 noon. Services will be held at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ (902 Daniels Center, Texas 75935). Mr. Holman died October 27, 2015 at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Rev. Johnny Johnson will be officiating.

Mr. Holman is survived by:

Sons:
Quince Holman of Dallas, Texas
Corey Holman of Houston, Texas

Brother: Weldon Holman of Houston, Texas

Committal will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Repass Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Oliver Raimond, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Cassell Cemetery in Converse, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 23, 1959 in Converse, LA to James Olon and Jeanette (Moore) Raimond.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James & Jeanette Raimond, Wife, Donna Raimond, 2 Brothers, James C. Raimond and Carl Wayne Raimond, 2 Nephews, Bradley Wayne Raimond, Christopher Alan Nichols and Niece, Shanda Kay Raimond.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Mary Graves Raimond of Tenaha

Children:
Lana Gatewood of California
Joe & Katy Graves of Tenaha
Michael & Fara Decker of Tenaha
Kendra & Joseph Arnold of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Abby Elle Graves
Livvy Analee Graves
Joseph Mahon Graves
Aurora Diane Decker

Sister:
Carolyn Nichols & husband, Bobby of Stonewall, LA

Brother:
Ricky Raimond of Marshall

Nephews & Nieces:
Ricky Raimond, Jr., Jamie Raimond, Christian Nichols,
Deidre Nichols and Jr. Raimond

Numerous Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Kourtney, Weldon Bailey, Troy Keele, Randy Soape, Laurence O’Neill and Brian Lewis

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


11/06/2015

Charles Howard Lester, Jr. of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 06, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

He was born September 13, 1953 in Eden, NC to Charles Howard Lester, Sr. and Doris (Ray) Lester. He was a carpenter, preacher & a biker.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Charles Howard Lester, Sr., Infant Brother, Randolph Mitchell Lester and Grandson, Matthew Kyle Putman.

He is survived by:

Mother: Doris Lester of Eden, NC

Wife: Rosemary Frost of Joaquin

Son & Daughter-in-law: William Douglas Frost & Jennifer Elaine Frost of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Zackery Cole Putman
Megan Nevaeh Jernigan

Brothers:
Jimmy Lester
Jerry Lester

Sisters:
Susan Lester
Tina Hughes

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


Dave Lamar Jackson, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at his residence in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at the Carroll Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was born February 19, 1926 in Shelbyville, Texas to Bill Jackson and Mildred Greer Jackson. He was a graduate of Shelbyville High School. Mr. Jackson served his country during World War II in the Navy. He was a member of the Pasadena Sheriff’s Posse and a member of the Clever Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife of 59 years, Blanche Jackson of Shelbyville

Children;
Dana Jackson of Shelbyville
Donna Maxey and husband, Bobby of Baytown
Steven Jackson of Houston

Grandchildren;
Michael Wiggins, Kristina McWorter, David Jackson II, Ryan Jackson and Lauren Jackson

Numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by;
Mother, Mildred Holt
Son, David Jackson
Grandson, Chad Wiggins

Pallbearers will be Brad Hinton, Stephen Williams, Harold Baty, Will Baty, Walt Baty, Ronny Lynch, Nathan Lynch and Vic Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Raymond, Prentice Hendricks, Calvin Kimbrough and Clyde Enmon.

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


Melba Beckham, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Eric Garrett and Rev. Barry Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnson Cemetery in Haslam.

Mrs. Beckham was born July 4, 1938 in Needville, Texas to Walter Priesmayer and Nora Jungerman Priesmeyer. She was a member of the Logansport United Pentecostal Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by:
Husband, Virgil Beckham of Joaquin

Children;
Denise Garrett and husband, Eric of Lake Village, Arkansas
George Beckham and wife, Ashley of Tyler
Cara Kneisly and husband, Craig of Katy

Grandchildren;
Amanda Gibson, Hannah Garrett, Landon Beckham, Brylee Beckham, Chase Kneisly and Ciara Kneisly.

Great-Grandchild, Isabella Gibson

Sister, Evelyn Oberhof of Needville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by;
Sisters; Clarice Baker and Delores Kueck

Pallbearers will be Chase Kneisly, Landon Kneisly, Craig Kneisly, Bryan Gibson, Tommy Gray and Jimmy Coulter.

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


Johnnie Eddins of Humble Tx died on November 4, 2015 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Johnnie and his wife, Ruby were members of the Lake Houston Church of Christ and he formerly attended Watters Road Church of Christ. He loved music and loved to sing. Johnnie owned Johnnie H Eddins Insurance Agency in Pasadena and retired in 2008. He served our country in the Texas National Guard.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Nell, his parents, William Frank and Alice Edna Cantrell Eddins, children, William Howard Eddins, Eddy James Eddins and Alice Jane Eddins Obar, step son, Jerald Eddins and his sisters, Mary Jo OBryan, Effie Pierce, Mary Bonin and Jane Gusttaffson, brother William Frank Eddins Jr, an infant brother and sister and a sister-in-law, Ovia Bigar.

Johnnie is survived by:

Wife of 9 years: Ruby

Stepdaughter: Jeanette Parham of Hempstead

Stepdaughter-in-law: Andra Eddins, of New Caney

Grandchildren:
Robert S. (Bobby) Obar IV
Joanna D. Obar Ledezma and husband, Zach
Jaycee E. Obar

Many nieces and step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren.

Johnnie was a loving and kind man that provided support and purpose for those he loved.

Viewing is at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble on Friday, November 4 from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral is at Lake Houston Church of Christ, Humble on November 5, at 10am. Graveside services are at Mt. Herman Cemetary in Center on November 5 at 3:30pm.


11/05/2015

Mrs. Era P. (Baker) Porter passed away Friday, November 6, 2015, at her residence near Nacogdoches, Texas, at the age of 94.

Mrs. Porter was born April 7, 1921, in Shelby County, Texas, to parents William Hezekiah Baker and Winnie Lucindy Cox Baker. She had formerly lived in Longview, Texas, for a number of years before moving to Nacogdoches County.

She was a member of Stallings Drive Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred P. Porter, in 1996; her son, David G. Porter, in 2007; along with her parents.

Her survivors include:

Daughter-in-law: Lynda B. Porter of Nacogdoches, Texas

Grandson: David Glen Porter II of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister: Eardis Greer of Woodville, Texas

Brother: Tom Baker of Houston, Texas

Sister: Sarah Lee of Longview, Texas.

Graveside rites are set for 2:30pm Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Restland Cemetery, located off U.S. Hwy. 96 in Tenaha, Texas.

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.


Johnie Katherine Bray, 73, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Longview, Texas. She was born on October 20, 1942 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of William Lewis Gardner and Irene Suddath Gardner.

Johnie grew up Elkton, Kentucky where she graduated High School. She was a faithful member of the Mormon Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Bray is survived by:

Sons:
Charles Nachez Bray and wife Janet,
Wayne Sabine Bray
Johnney Brazos Bray and wife Angela Sexton

Grandchildren:
Charles Robert Bray
Christopher Michael Bray, and
Derek Alexander Bray

Sister: Vicki Poindexter

She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Sarah Gardner.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


11/04/2015

Alton Waller, 66, of Center, passed away Wednesday November 4, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

He was born February 19, 1949 in Shelby County, Texas to Granville and Luna (McSwain) Waller.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Granville and Luna Waller and Brothers, Calvin Waller, Harvey Waller, Bill Waller, Jerry Joe Waller and Earl Waller.

He is survived by:

Wife of 40 years:
Glenda Waller of Center

Children:
Jamie Waller & wife, Aimee of Center
Jonathan Waller of Center
Timothy Waller & wife, Anita of Center
Tonya Parks & husband, Lance of Center
Melissa Robertson & husband, Toby of Center
Amanda Jernigan & husband, Chris of Center
Angela Pope & husband, John of Center

Grandchildren:
Diana, Kelsie and Alyssa Waller and Angie Parks
Jacob Waller, Luke, Ava & Grace
Devin Waller
Savannah and Lexi Robertson
Kirsti and Keylee Jernigan
Dawson & Briley Pope

Sisters:
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center
Carolyn Denby of Deridder, LA

Brother:
Jesse Waller of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


Troy Jacobs, 70, of Sour Lake, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Powell officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 9, 1945 in Shelbyville, Texas to Joe and Lurena (Jamison) Jacobs. He served in the US Army special forces green beret. He was the owner of Jacobs welding and marine in Beaumont. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas where he was a master mason in Good Standing of B.F. Quickstall No. 1370 in Beaumont. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Port Neches.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe & Lurena Bell Jacobs and Brothers, Billy Joe Jacobs and Travis Lee Jacobs.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Sadie Jacobs of Sour Lake

2 Daughters:
Kimberly Ann Lutz of Sour Lake
Kristi Jacobs & husband, Brian Graves of Seabrook

2 Step Sons:
Delano Dale Nelson of Sour Lake
Jeremy Wayne Nelson & wife, Cara Lofton of Vidor

Grandchildren:
Ashley Lea Anderson & husband, Josh
Troy Dale Lutz
Aaron Nelson
Eric Nelson
Johnathan Nelson
Morgan Nelson
Jessica Nelson
Caleb Parker Graves
Samantha Nelson
Great Grandson:
Easton Lane Anderson

Pallbearers:
Jacob Boockoff, Tony Boockoff, Josh Anderson,
Brian Graves, Richard Loden and Jonathan Nelson

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


11/03/2015

Wanda Osborne of Dallas passed away at the age of 62. Services will be Friday at 11:00am at Egypt Chapel Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and visitation will be Thursday 6 to 7pm at Evergreen Funeral Home in Dallas, TX. Dr. Tommy McGee will be officiating.

Wanda Osborne is survived by son, Brandon and Joy Osborne of Washington, D.C. Grand daughter Aubrielle Osborne of Washington, D.C, Mother, Dorothy Polley of Center, TX, Step-Father, James Polley of Center, TX, and Step-Mother, Betty C. Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX.

8 Sisters; Shirley Cartwright of Center, TX, Roberta Hoff of Dallas, TX, Darlene Nana of Dallas, TX, Donna Grisby of Center, TX, Debra Cartwright of Center, TX, Regena Eghareuba of Dallas, TX, Cynthia Kennedy of Dallas, TX.

3 Brothers; Tony (Lynda) Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX, Charles Wade of Center, TX, Robert (Shelia) Polley of Arkansas.

3 Aunts; Evelina Jordan of Dallas, TX, Ann Ruth Walker of Shelbyville, TX and Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX.


“Chevy” Shirley Wright, 47, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Wright was born March 28, 1968 in Yakima, Washington to Ralph Eugene Swanson and Venita Margaret Downie Swanson. She was employed by Sparta Structures in Center and was a member of Messiah Baptist Church in Timpson.

Mrs. Wright is survived by:
Husband, Jack Wright of Center

Children;
Eric Dewayne Wright and wife, Sheena of Dennison
Amanda Jane Wright of Center
Dakota Thad Brittain of Woodville

Geandchildren;
Bailey Danielle Harris Wright
Zack Trice
Chandler Logan Wright
Piper Brittain
Paisley Brittain
Sawyer Harris

Mother, Venita Harshman of Leesville, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jo Anne Miller and husband, Howard of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania
Velma Ann Jones and husband, Dale of Joaquin

Brothers;
Samuel Leigh Swanson and wife, Kathie of Joaquin
Timothy Lee Hernandez and wife, Linda of Pennsylvania

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents; Forrest and Mattie Claire Downie
Mother-in-law; Carlie Lowe

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


Mary Lea Reichel, 77 of Danciger, TX went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2015 in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born to Martin and Bessie Mae (Fleming) Shofner on December 3, 1937 in Center, TX. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. With funeral service to begin at 7:00pm at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton, Texas.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 5, 1:00 p.m., at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, in Center, with Rev. Dathan Triplett officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Billie Jean Shofner Livingston (Leon); and sister-in-law, Carol Shofner.

Mary became a registered nurse in 1958 after graduating from Lilliejollie School of Nursing in Hermann Hospital. She worked in the Emergency Department at Angleton-Danbury Hospital for 21 years, and was certified as a Trauma Nurse. She loved painting, flowers and hummingbirds.

Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, William "Jerry" Reichel. Sons, William Scott Reichel (Cheri) and Patrick A. Reichel (Colleen). Brothers, Del Shofner and James R. Shofner (Rose). Sisters, Edna Ruth Shofner Birdwell (Bryant), Linda Henderson (Joe), and Kathy Howard (Dewy). Three grandchildren Travis, Tyler and Samantha as well as numerous family and friends.

Services under the direction of Palms Funeral Home, Angleton, Texas.


S. J. Nickleberry, age 96, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Nickleberry passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at CHI St Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

His survivors:

Wife, Etta Mae Nickleberry of San Augustine, TX

Daughters:
Yolanda Gamble (William) of Waco, Texas
Pamela Teel of San Augustine, Texas

10 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, V J Nickleberry (Celestine) of Oxnard, CA

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Reecie Robertson Stanley, 79, of the Spann’s Chapel Community, Center, Texas, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 26, 1936 in the Ramah Community in Tenaha, Texas to Archie Byron and Eula Etta (Joplin) Robertson. She married Bobby Stanley, they were married 48 years until his death in 2009. She was a member of Spann’s Chapel Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a teacher for 39 years where she taught in Angleton, West Columbia, Center and Shelbyville, Texas and retired in 1999. She loved quilting and researching her family and numerous family genealogies and histories. She became a volunteer at the Shelby County Museum in 2000 and she was a member of the Shelby County Historic Commission. She was a faithful supporter of the historical society, museum and genealogy library.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Archie and Eula Robertson and Husband, Bobby L. Stanley.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Steve Stanley of Center
Mark Stanley & wife, Linda of Center
Pat Stanley & wife, Angela of Roanoke
Stuart Stanley & wife, Mariana of Spring
Simon Stanley & wife, Carla of Center

Grandchildren: Ian Stanley, Robert Stanley, Christian Stanley, Jonathan Stanley & wife, Bethany, Kaitlyn Stanley, Rick Mollohan & wife, Jessica

Great-Grandchildren: Colt & Bailey Stanley and Katy Mollohan

Siblings:
Lynelle Richardson
Barbara Woods
Archie Robertson, Jr.
Nancy Thrasher
Lena Carol Gibson

Sister-in-law: Marie Long of Center

Pallbearers: Steve Stanley, Mark Stanley, Pat Stanley, Stuart Stanley, Simon Stanley & Rick Mollohan

Donations can be made to Spann’s Chapel Church or Shelby County Historical Society

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


Hicks Mortuary and C.J. Davis Memorial Chapel of Timpson are announcing services for Mr. Roy B. Johnson (80) of Timpson, Texas. Mr. Johnson died October 29, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Center. Services for Mr. Johnson will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at C. J. Davis Memorial Chapel (453 McLaughlin Street, Timpson, Texas) at 1:00pm. Brother George Grace will be officiating.

Mr. Johnson is survived by

Sister: Baby Ruth Johnson of Many Louisiana

Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2015 from the hours of 12:00 noon to 1:00pm at C.J. Davis Memorial Chapel in Timpson, Texas.

Burial will be at BoBo Cemetery.


11/02/2015

Wilda Leona Jones, 94, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Robert Ortigo officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens in Ohio.

Ms. Jones was born February 28, 1921, in Gambier, Ohio, to Jesse Winterringer and Lela Lanmon Winterringer. She loved cooking, quilting, and raising her grandchildren.

She is survived by

Children:
Buck Jones and wife, Teresa, of Joaquin
Herschel Jones of Howard, Ohio
Caryoln Sue and husband, John Schaffer, of Fredric, Ohio
Joseph Jones and wife Valerie, of Gary
Paula Sholar of Carthage
Scottie and husband, Richard Scholar, of Joaquin
Monica and Thomas Simpson of Gary

Granddaughter:
Lydia Nicole Scholar of Longview

31 Grandchildren

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Litha Turner of Lexigton, Ohio
Verneta Jenny of Geranano, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents
Husband: Oscar A. Jones Sr.
Daughters: Linda Diana, Letha Mae, Patricia Marti, and Barbara Waters
Brother: Jessie Winterringer

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


Funeral service for Margie Sue (Ramsey) Childs, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. W. T. Permenter and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, November 2, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Childs passed away October 31, 2015, in Garrison, TX.

Born June 7, 1928, in Pasadena, TX, Margie Sue (Ramsey) Childs was the daughter of the late Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearn Ramsey. Margie graduated from Timpson High School in 1945 and became an Air Force wife when she married G. Terrell Childs on June 28, 1946. She was a devoted military wife. About 63 years ago, she left Timpson by train with two small children in tow. We left New York by ocean liner to meet Dad who was stationed at Skulthorpe Air Force Base in England. Together we moved to Lockbourne, Ohio and moved back to Timpson when Dad retired.

Mom taught Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She loved to bake pies and make quilts and give them away. She would take produce from her garden and give to her sisters who weren’t able to garden. Mom loved the Lord and set a good example for her husband, three children, family, and friends.

Margie is survived by husband Terrell Childs; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy and Jim Childs and wife Lisa; daughter Sue Childs Pinkston; sisters Avis Stamps and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; 4 grandchildren: Rob and wife Denise, Stephanie and husband Tim, Elaine and husband Kristian, and Brock; and 3 great-grandchildren: Jessica, Nathan, and Ashley.

In addition to her parents, Margie Sue Childs was preceded in death by brothers Roy and James Ramsey and sisters Grace Pledger, Troy Webb, Mary Lavennie Galbreath, and Emma Milford.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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10/31/2015

Johnie Katherine (Gardner) Bray, 73, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015, in Longview, TX. She was born October 20, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan. A cremation was selected and no services are planned at this time.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.taylorfh.net.

Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


Billy Joe Bowen, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bowen was born April 14, 1935, in Black Jack, Texas, to Willie L. Bowen and Livvie Lee Luman Bowen. He was the youngest of six children. Mr. Bowen served in the United States Army. He was a Deacon at Center Christian Church.

Mr. Bowen is survived by
Wife of 54 years: Ann Schillings Bowen of Shelbyville

Daughter: Shana Brittain and husband, Boby, of Shelbyville

Grandsons:
Seth Brittain and fiancé, Morgan Dyess, of Houston
Jaxon Brittain of Shelbyville

Sister: Jean Brandon and husband, H.L. Brandon, of Appleby

Sister-in-law: Donna Kay Thomason of Center

Brother-in-law: Joe Tom Schillings and wife, Kathryn, of Shelbyville

Nieces and nephews:
Judy Arnold
Pam Arnold
Bobby Dale Arnold
Sherry Brandon
Steve Brandon
Brian Brandon
Kevin Brandon
Dawn Barnes
Jennifer Leach
Jonathan Schillings

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie L. Bowen and Livvie Lee Luman Bowen
Two Infant Sisters
Sister: Mildred Bowen Arnold
Brother: Cecil Bowen

Pallbearers will be Jim Tomlin, Don Wheeler, Brett Scarber, Patrick Nethery, Brett Wheeler, Jonathan Brittain and Brady Scarber.

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


Rev. Johnny Allen, 89, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Terry Goodnight and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1926 in Green Hill, Texas to Royal “Roy” Polk and Nellie (Rolf) Allen. He pastored churches in the East Texas area and in Louisiana for over 60 years. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. He loved spending time with family and friends and singing and playing the piano with his friends at the senior nutrition center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Roy and Nellie Allen, Son, Jimmy Ray Allen,
Son, Ricky Lynn Allen, 2 Grandsons, Cory Joseph Bertrand and Solomon Zane Allen and Brothers, Winifred Vernet Allen, Horace Vaughn Allen, Woodrow Wilson Allen, Russell Fleming Allen and Morris “Mutt” Everett Allen and Sisters, Lucy Pearl Allen Cordell and Margaret Kathryn Allen LaPrade.

He is survived by

Wife of 51 years: Lillian Emma (Dodson) Allen of Center

Children:
Becky House & husband, Bill of Bossier City, LA
Debbie Andrews & husband, Lacy of Virginia
David Allen & wife, Dana of Center
Steve Allen & wife, Kristi of Karnack
Christine Raymond & husband, Lynn of Shelbyville
Matt Allen & wife, Charlotte of Center
Lucy Allen Rodriguez & husband, Enrique of Center

Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Dorothy Jean Little of Longview
Ala Jane Southerland of Longview

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Special Friends

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


10/30/2015

Paula Marie Davis, 49, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Davis was born March 30, 1966, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Robert Earl Simpson and Louise Wheeler Simpson. She loved to fish and spend time with her family and pets.

She is survived by
Husband: Mark Davis of Center

Children:
James Robert Loomis of Center
Joshua Wade Davis of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Trenton Loomis

Mother: Louise Wheeler Simpson

Twin Brother: Paul Wayne Simpson and wife, Sheila, of Benson, Louisiana

Brothers:
Gary Lee Simpson of Joaquin
John Glen Simpson and wife, Stacie, of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Infant Daughter: Jamie Loomis
Father: Robert Earl Simpson

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


10/28/2015

Helen Annie Ewing, 93, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 at Enterprise Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Freddie Bird officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 3, 1922 in Dayton, Texas to Frederick Augusta and Helena Julia (Kostka) Thamm.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frederick and Helena Thamm, Husband, Emerson Marion Ewing, Daughter, Betty Trout, Granddaughters, Patricia Ann and Leslie Susan, 2 Sisters, Martha Williard & Mary Love and 5 Brothers, Rudolph, Fritz, Ed, Herbert & Hans Thamm.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Barbara Reed & husband, Robert of Tenaha
Linda Young & husband, Floyd of Nacogdoches

11 Grandchildren:
Linda, David, Angie, Jenny, Greg, Lisa, Danny, Lester, Melanie, Michael & Rob, Jr.

16 Great-Grandchildren
11 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Brother:
August Thamm & wife, Maxine of Channelview

Sisters:
Sylvia Patterson of Channelview
Pauline Simmons of Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Betty Thamm of Dayton
Mary Ann Thamm of Highlands
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


10/26/2015

Mrs. Sally Ann Dunlap, 59, of Timpson, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 27, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lionel Whitaker officiating, assisted by Order of Eastern Star Timpson Chapter #1144. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Dunlap was born March 6, 1956, in Beaumont, to Simon McGhie Pyles and Mary Allene Keeton Pyles. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Timpson Chapter #1144 and Rainbow Girls of Silsbee.

She is survived by
Husband: Johnie Dunlap of Timpson

Children:
Jason Pyles and wife, Katha, of Center
Joshua Dunlap and wife, Stephanie, of Timpson
Amy McSwain and husband, A.J., of Center

Grandchildren:
Dawson Pyles
Abigail Dunlap
Jacob Dunlap
James Lee McSwain

Brother: Danny Tullos of Vidor

Sister: Tammy Johnson of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Mark Chantzifotis of Vidor
Mary Chantzifotis of Nacogdoches
Joseph Pyles of Houston
Jordan Johnson of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Simon McGhie Pyles and Mary Allene Keeton Pyles
Sister: Judy Chantzifotis

Pallbearers will be Chris Carter, Joseph Pyles, Dawson Pyles, Billy Akridge, Mark Chantzifotis, Cory Young, Joshua Dunlap and Jason Pyles.

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


Danny Lynne “Dan-o” Johnson, 56, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born July 29, 1959, in Orange, to Jo Dan Johnson and Rita “Labou” Johnson. He loved riding motorcycles and helping others in need. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
Wife: Sissy Jaimes of Center

Daughter: Birgina Patena and Jeff Blanca of Douglas

Son: Angle Patena of Oklahoma

Brother: James Johnson and wife, Cynthia, of Center

Sister: Angela Daniel and Judd Picqu of Georgia

Nephew: Joe Dan Johnson and wife, Jalyn, of Gary

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jo Dan Johnson and Rita “Labou” Johnson
Sister: Shannon Johnson

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


Frank Lawrence Anderson Jr., 67, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

Mr. Anderson was born March 24, 1948, to Frank Anderson and Dorothy Childs Anderson.

He is survived by extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Faye Anderson, and his parents, Frank Anderson and Dorothy Childs Anderson.

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


10/24/2015

Shirley Ann Koltonski, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with Father Devaraj, Father Jose Vidarte and Deacon John Ragland officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation and Rosary will be Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 8, 1950 in Shelby County to John William and Fronie Estelle (Denby) Moore. She worked for South Central Telephone as a key punch operator and then she and John moved back to Shelby County where she was a housewife and teacher’s aide at Shelbyville ISD for 22 years. She was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church, Center, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Fronie Moore.

She is survived by:
Husband, John “Ski” Koltonski of Shelbyville

4 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
John Koltonski & wife, Summer of Shelbyville
Matt Koltonski & wife, Crystal of Center
Chris Koltonski & wife, Whitney of Shelbyville
Cade Koltonski & wife, Ashley of Midland

Grandchildren:
Jayden, Brayden, Payton & Kashton
Blake & Hunter
Lila Ann

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Tony Koltonski & wife, Deborah of South Carolina
Frank Koltonski & wife, Joan of South Carolina
Ed Koltonski & wife, Marcy of Ohio

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Luke Matthews, Jon Schillings, Lynn Davis, Howard Davis, Jamie Hagler & Thomas Swearengen

Honorary Pallbearer, Vince Diverdi

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


Jack Wilder was born February 11, 1950 in Center, Texas to Wiley and Doris (Fleming) Wilder. He died October 22, 2015 in Longview, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2015 before service time.

Survivors:

Wife, Kimberly Wilder of Longview, TX

Sons:
Steven Wilder of Denver, Colorado
William Wilder of Austin, Texas
Zachary Wilder of Longview, Texas

Daughters:
Rhonda Kachilla & husband Chris of Austin, TX
Crystal Wilder & fiancé Brandon Carrington of Longview, TX

9 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Wilma Wilder of Houston, TX
Kay W. Bowers of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by parents, brother; Robert Bruce Wilder and sister; Patsy Watson

Services under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


10/22/2015

Keither Staley Dennis, 80 of Center, passed away October 22, 2015 in Baytown, Texas. He was born June 10, 1935 in Bronson, Texas to the late Dee Paul and Goldie Cook Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, October 26, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church, Hwy 21 County Rd 3448, Geneva, Texas with Bishop Rev. Gaylon Taylor officiating and Rev. Carl Hall, eulogist. Burial will be in New Gasby Cemetery, Geneva under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will begin on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:00 am until 11:00am at County Line Baptist Church, Geneva.

Survivors:

Daughters:
Janet Lynn Dennis of Long Beach, California
Roshanda Shyrese Dennis Leonard of Victorville, California

Grandchildren: Alfred Dennis and Hypathia (Paige) Watts, Asia, China, Malaysia, London, Paris, Darius, & Demetrius Leonard

Sisters:
Thelma Carmichael
Velma Davis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Tommie Dennis (Evelyn) of Bellwood, Illinois
Willie Charles (W.C.) Dennis of Rosevine, TX

5 great-grand kids and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Services under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Vance Ethridge, 41, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in Center.

(Update) Services will be held at the Watson & Sons Chapel instead of at the cemetery due to the weather on Monday. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015. Internment will be at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Ethridge was born January 24, 1974, in Center. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Parents: Sue Chisenhall and husband, Eddie

Brothers and Sisters:
Amber Chisenhall and children
Calob Chisenhall, Cole Chandler
Nicky Ethridge and family
Taylor Colton and Makayla Ethridge
Joe Chisenhall and children
Little Joe and Krissy Chisenhall
John and Crystal Chisenhall and children
Lilly and Gavin Chisenhall

Numerous aunts, uncles and friends

Grandparents:
Jake and Sally Furlow
Paul Munn

Preceded in death by
Father: Ricky Ethridge
Brother: Mickey Ethridge
Grandparents: J.T. and Nora Johnson, Margie Munn, Tennie Johnson, Lee Munn
Uncles: Ricky Johnson, Jerry Johnson

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


James H. Templin, 83, of Houston formerly of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be prior to service on Saturday beginning at 10.

He was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County to James Hubbard Templin and Reba “Della” Templin. He served in the US Army and the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James and Della Templin, Wife, Annie Marie (Brennon) Templin, Son, James Hubbard Templin, III and Sister, Betty.

He is survived by:

Companion:
Alice Taylor of Houston

Children:
Eddie Gurka & wife, Melanie of Arkansas
Rebecca Butcher & husband, David of Houston
Carlene Garrick & husband, Lynn of Montgomery
Patricia Gurka

Numerous Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
John Templin & wife, Margaret of DeQuincy, LA
Dan Templin & wife, Loyce of Hallsville

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


Sally Jo Philbrick Smith, 75, of Center, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Russ Atwood and Rev. Lee Dickson officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Sibley Cemetery in Florien, Louisiana.

Mrs. Smith was born July 26, 1940, in Dallas, to Charles Baxter Philbrick and Thelma Jewel Cunningham Philbrick. She graduated from Sunset high school in Dallas Texas, class of 1958. She received an undergraduate degree in education from Howard Payne University and a graduate degree in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was a homemaker, mother and teacher.

She was active in ministries to the hearing impaired early in her life, even interpreting at a Billy Graham crusade in Dallas. She was a gifted teacher of God’s word, teaching: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Backyard Bible Clubs, Student ministry, The Esther class at First Baptist Center, and several years of Lay Renewals, Prayer Life, Master Life, Joy Seekers conferences, studies by Beth Moore and Experiencing God (for which she served in the pilot program during the writing of the original workbook).

Her life’s mission was to share Jesus with others and teach them how to know God intimately. This took her on mission trips to Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Honduras, Mexico and all over the United States. Everywhere she went became a mission field. Even while in the hospital she would tell everyone she met about the Jesus who kept her smiling through the worst of circumstances. Even in her illness she continued sharing Christ through a series of devotional books she wrote (entitled “Come Alone with Me”) recounting the activity of God in her life. In 2011 she began packing Samaritan’s Purse Christmas boxes for children in the 3rd world. She purchased the toys and goodies that would fill the boxes throughout the year, writing a personal note to each child and praying over each box. That first year she packed 20 boxes…The following year 61…then 503, 1250 and despite a late start and an early finish, she put together 630 boxes this year.

To the very end she never stopped working to build the Kingdom of God.

She is survived by
Husband of 53 years: Rev. Carl Smith of Center

Children:
Matthew Coleman Smith and wife, Brandi, of Wylie
Carla Jo Smith Denney and husband, Kurt, of Center
Jonathan Charles Smith of Atlanta, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Hannah Marie Chase
Samuel Shelton Chase
Sibley Jo Smith
Elizabeth Jewel Smith
Sydney Faith Denney
Corey Wayne Denney

Sisters:
Nancy Joy Philbrick Sague of Hawkins
Carol Lee Philbrick of Carrollton

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles Baxter Philbrick and Thelma Jewel Cunningham Philbrick
Sister: Doris Mae Philbrick Green
Brother-in-law: Kent Sague
Maternal Grandparents: Walter Woods and Carmen Mae Cunningham Woods
Paternal Grandparents: Alfonzo Glover Philbrick and Willie Mae Baxter Philbrick
Nephew and Niece: Mark and Linda Givens

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, c/o First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or a charity of your choice.

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


10/21/2015

Emilye Hope Adams, 8 months old, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on October 19, 2015, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. A graveside service and burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Shelbyville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Little Cypress Baptist Church.

Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on February 21, 2015, she was the daughter of Tyler Lawayne Adams and Jacklyn Danielle Adams. Emilye was a laid back baby who loved to play with her crackle books. She enjoyed squealing, making funny noises and faces, and playing and irritating her twin sister, Brooklyn. She was so loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents; her twin sister Brooklyn Faith Adams; great-grandparents, Jack and Billye Bradberry, Gene and Charlene Berry, Jesse and Loretta Simmons, and James Adams; grandparents, Billy and Reatha Bradberry, and Kim and William Adams; aunts and uncles, Jessica Bradberry and significant other Teague Kowalski, Samantha and Kyle Steptoe, and Jace Bradberry and significant other Reece Beard; cousins, Easton and Anistyn Steptoe, Ruger McMahon, and numerous other cousins, friends, and extended family.

Pallbearers will be father, Tyler Adams, and uncle, Jace Bradberry.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Cameron Potter, Caleb Helander, Teague Kowalski, and uncle, Kyle Steptoe.


Mr. Johnny Ray Cooks, 42, of Tenaha passed away Saturday night, October 17, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Services will be held 11am Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Wake to be held 6-8pm Friday night, October 23, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center Tx. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Apostle William Nash officiating.

Johnny Ray Cooks is survived by:
Mother: Lola Mae Cooks of Tenaha

Fiance: Sylvia Hodge of Gary

Daughters:
Jericka L. Moore of Tenaha
JoRhonda Cooks of Tenaha
Jasmine Cooks of Center

Sons:
Malik Cooks of Houston
John Cooks III of Gary
Joseph Cooks of Gary
Joshua Cooks of Gary

Sister: Ishamick Roland of Tenaha

3 Grandchildren


10/19/2015

Mildred I. Williamson, 87, of Baytown passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Houston. She was born September 29, 1928 in Timpson to her late parents, Albert Porter Nelson and Lovie Crump Nelson. She was a 1947 graduate of Timpson High School.

Mrs. Williamson, better known to her loved ones as Nanny, had lived in Baytown for the last 61 years, was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Lake BMPW and was a retired Head Teller from Citizens bank with nearly 40 years of service. She enjoyed following the Houston Astros, yardwork, stained glass and reading. She was devoted to her family, acting as a short order cook, baker, nurse, cheerleader and friend to her children and many grandchildren. She loved each child and grandchild for exactly who they were and for that she was loved deeply in return. Her loss will be felt by many in many different ways but she will be remembered in every bite of chocolate sheet cake, every birthday song sung, and every pot of homemade chicken and dumplins'.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harold Lynn Williamson. Survivors include children, Tommy Williamson and wife Linda, and Terry Williamson and wife Naomi all of Houston, Patti Carhart of Shoreacres, Donald Motley and wife Becky of Trinity, and Paula Widner and husband Michael of Cove; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at Navarre Funeral Home. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.


Sidney Galbreath, 76 of Timpson, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

He was born December 16, 1938 in Timpson, Texas to A.D. Galbreath and Lavennia (Ramsey) Galbreath.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Survivors:

Sister, Betty Jo Parker of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nieces:
Mae Dean Hahn and husband Marvin of Temple,Texas
Betty Ann Taylor of Nacogdoches, TX
Donna Hicks & husband Tim of Dallas, TX
Dee Ann Locke & husband Ron of Stafford, TX

Nephew, Max Churchman & wife Havikia of Stafford, TX

Special Cousins:
Linda Askins of Timpson, TX
Tammy Marlowe of Timpson, TX
Cathy Windham of Timpson, TX
Gerald Stanley Stamps of Timpson, TX

Aunts:
Avis Stamps of Garrison, TX
Margie Childs & husband Terrell of Garrison, TX
Alma Bridwell of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by parents, wife; Patricia Galbreath, sister; Cynthia Churchman.

Services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Inez Neilson Davis, 89, of Center, Texas passed away on October 17, 2015 in Carthage, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm with Reverend Karen Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home from 5-7 pm.

Inez was born in McKinney, Texas to the late H.H. Neilson, Sr. and Mavet Thomas Neilson on February 20, 1926. She graduated from McKinney High School in 1943 and from Southern Methodist University in 1946 with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. She was also an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Inez put her servant’s heart into practice from a very young age, and she would continue to use her God-given gifts and time to the benefit of others her entire life. She used her love of singing and dancing to help plan events and dances for returning soldiers through the U.S.O. in McKinnney following World War II.

It was a blind date, arranged by her SMU roommate, which introduced Inez to her own soldier, W.I. Davis, Jr. She and W.I. were engaged to be married in 1946, with their wedding the following year on April 5 in McKinney, Texas. Upon marriage, the couple moved to Center, Texas to start their life together, putting down roots that would spread all across East Texas.

Throughout her life, Inez lent her support to the First United Methodist Church of Center. There, she used her musical talents as a member and director of the Center First United Methodist Church Choir. She recognized the importance of practicing a strong faith, becoming an active member of the United Methodist Women. Along with Doris Parker and other members, she initiated a local nursing home ministry that continues to this day, hosting monthly birthday celebrations for the residents.

Inez and W.I. knew the value of a Christian household, and wanted to help provide an opportunity for the same Christian home environment to Texas orphans and foster children as they gave their own family. Together, Inez and W.I. supported the Methodist Children’s Home, regularly participating in Wrangler meetings for the Boys’ Ranch.

To say that Inez enjoyed fellowship with her family and community would be an understatement. She had an indescribable way of making everyone she met feel comfortable, welcomed, loved, and like an immediate addition to her family. She exuded grace, selflessness, hospitality, and impeccable southern charm to all she met. Inez possessed incredible wisdom, which she earned through an earnest and disciplined study of God’s word. Instead of using wise words, more often than not she led by example. She showed her faith through her actions, her warm smile that extended through her clear blue eyes, and her unwavering presence at all of her church ministries. The love that the Lord poured out on her she gave unselfishly to each person she encountered.

Inez shared her musical talents with the Center Music Study Club, and was a life member of the National Federation of Music Study Clubs. Inez enjoyed regularly attending state and national music club conventions. She was a charter member of the Eta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Center.

Mindful of the family legacy passed on to her, Inez joined the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She went on to leave her legacy to younger generations who look up to her, family and community alike.

Inez learned early on one of life’s most important lessons. Her life was not without illness, sorrow, or challenges, but when these trials came she did not hesitate to trust in God’s strong foundation. She continued to get up, get dressed, sing God’s praises, and greet everyone with her warm, gracious smile; a smile from the heart, and from her solid faith in God that is forever imprinted in all of our hearts.

Inez is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Neilson and Diana Ashby Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Davis Griffin and Guy Griffin; grandson, Patrick Griffin and wife, Kasey; granddaughter, Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband, Wesley; grandchildren, Shannon Grammer and Larry Shoults; great-grandsons, Justin and Jason Bobbitt, numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.I. Davis, Jr. and brother, Horace Neilson, Jr.

A heartfelt thanks to Marie Small, LaKendra Barnes, the caregivers of Always There Home Care, and Marion Place for their loving care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010, Waco, Texas 76708 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.


Mary Laverne Foster, 88, of Hallsville, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Hallsville. She was born in Timpson, Texas on October 28, 1926 the daughter of Bluch and Ophelia Hayes. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Mary was raised in Timpson and graduated from Timpson High School in 1944. After graduation she moved to Houston and married Herschel Foster in 1958. Mary was full of energy as she was always going and doing something. Some of her time was spent doing the things she loved: reading, gardening, painting and traveling. She was always to go to person when you needed to know something. She knew a little about a lot of things. When her grandchildren and then great grandchildren came along, they were the apples of her eye. She sure did know how to spoil them.

She is survived by her daughter: Sharron Haden and her husband J.B. of Hallsville; sister: Sherel Oleta Skinner of Houston; grandchildren: Paul Chipman and Carmen Johnson; great grandchildren: Angel Flanagan, Ariel Chipman, Chelsea Haden, Alyssa Chipman, Blake Haden, and Cale Chipman; and by two great-great grandchildren: Ellayna Haden and Sadie Kay Stone. Mary is also survived by a host of other extended family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Bluch and Ophelia Hayes, her husband Herschel Foster, daughter: Susan Oleta Foster, brother: Charles Hayes and by two great grandchildren: Chris Chipman, Jr. and Riley Hopkins.

To sign an online register or to leave a message of comfort for the family please visit www.taylorfh.net


10/16/2015

Robert Hilton Adams, Sr beloved father, brother and uncle passed away peacefully Sunday, October 11, 2015. He was 73.

He was born on December 4, 1941 to the parents of Robert Carroll Adams and Pearl Hughes Adams in Center, Texas. As the youngest child of four Robert was given the nickname "Baby Joe" which stuck with him throughout his life.

Robert "Baby Joe" was a member of the International Long Shoremans Association for over 30 years and was employed by Ceres Gulf prior to his retirement.

Robert "Baby Joe" was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carroll Adams and Pearl Hughes Adams and two brothers, Franklin Carroll Adams and Walter Harold Adams.

Robert "Baby Joe" is survived by his two sons Robert Hilton Adams Jr and Tim Adams Riddell (Diana), two grandchildren; Granddaughter Peightyn Brenley Adams and Grandson Tim Riddell Jr., his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Ann Adams, sister-in-law Shelby Adams (Franklin's widow) and a host of nieces and nephews who will forever cherish the memory of "Baby Joe."

No services are planned, a private memorial service will be held by his family at a later date.


Claire Brothers and Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Alice Gardner, Lewis (59) of Houston, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Heart of Faith Ministries, 12275 Homestead Rd, Houston, Texas 77050. Mrs. Lewis died Saturday, October 10, 2015. Mrs. Lewis’ viewing starts at 9:00AM and services began 10:00AM. Bishop John and Lady Helen Baines will be officiating.

Mrs. Lewis’ local survivors are:

(2) Uncles:
Tom (Katy) Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas
Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas

(2) Aunts:
Betty (John) Sanders of Center, Texas
Mary Ella Gardner of Center, Texas

Graveside services will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas immediately following the arrival from Houston, Texas.


10/10/2015

Carol Ann Seley Shofner, a much loved community member, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on September 29, 2015. She was seventy-eight.

Born on August 31, 1937 in Los Angeles, Carol was the firstborn child of James Harold Seley and Alice Colwell Seley. The family moved to San Marino when she was three and Carol was a San Marino resident for the rest of her life. She attended Valentine Elementary and Huntington Middle School before enrolling in Westridge School in the 9th grade.

Following her Westridge graduation in 1955, Carol attended USC where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated in 1959 having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

While Carol enjoyed the beach, reading, music, theater and sports, her greatest joy came from her loving relationships with her family and friends. One of her earliest passions was thoroughbred racing and she raised and raced horses for most of her life. Her parents co-owned the Los Angeles Rams for more than a decade following the team’s move to LA from Cleveland and Carol was a devoted football fan. Though he played for the Rams from 1957 through 1960, she did not begin dating her future husband, NFL wide receiver Del Shofner, until he was traded to the New York Giants. They met again when a mutual friend asked Del to tour Carol and a close friend around New York City. The couple was married in 1963 and maintained homes on both coasts until Del retired from football at the end of the 1967 season. Carol was active in many local charities including the Bishop Gooden Home, National Charity League San Marino Area Chapter, the San Marino PTA and the Trojan League.

Carol is survived by her husband Del, her daughters Laurie Corwin and Stacey Gates (Andrew), her son David, five grandchildren – Madison, Alex and Shea Corwin, Emily and Jacob Gates, her brother Jim Seley, and a large extended family.

A memorial service for Carol was held Friday, October 9 at 1:30 pm at The Wee Kirk o’ the Heather at Forest Lawn in Glendale.

Memorial donations may be made to The USC Roski School of Art and Design in Memory of Carol Ann Seley Shofner ’59 and mailed to USC, Watt Hall 104, LA, CA 90089 Attn: Lynn Miles.


Ricky C. Davis, age 50, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Davis passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1pm at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. S. J. Clark, officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, October 12, 2015 at 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors:

Son, Yvenske’ Rushing of San Augustine, Texas

Mother, Mattie Ruth Davis of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers:
Ronald Davis (Patricia) of San Augustine, Texas
Kennith Davis (Gaylon) of Dallas, Texas

Sisters:
Jessica Roberts of San Augustine, Texas
Stephenie Green of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


10/09/2015

Joyce E. Snelson was born in Monticello, Arkansas January 1, 1931 to Howard and Thelma Reynolds. She died October 9, 2015 in Shreveport, LA having reached the age of 84.

Services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home Chapel, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Old Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Visitations will be Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Garrison Funeral Home.

Surviving Family:

Daughter: Kay Jackson and husband David of Shreveport

Grandsons: Dave Jackson and wife Linda of Virginia
Greg Jackson and wife Christy of Alabama

4 Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by husband: J.D. Snelson, parents, 2 brothers 1 sister


10/08/2015

Allen Brown, Jr., age 64 of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday morning, October 6, 2015 at his home in Nacogdoches.

Services will be held Saturday, October 10th at 11am at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Wake will be Friday, October from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Pastor A.L. Shaw officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pamela Brown of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Jennifer Brown of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Shornette Suell of Nacogdoches
Calythia Woods of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Allen Brown III of Collins, Mississippi
Clifton Brown of Columbus, Mississippi
Charles Brown of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Gary Suell, Jr. of Nacogdoches
Jerrard Suell of Nacogdoches

Sister, Henerrta Arrington of Collins, Mississippi

Brother, Willie Brown of Megee, Mississippi

A special brother-in-law, Sid Arrington of Collins, Mississippi

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Earline Patterson Crawford, 99, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Powdrill Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

Ms. Crawford was born September 12, 1916, in Shelby County, to Floyd Patterson and Veni Haliburton Patterson. She loved to cook and spend time with her family.

She is survived by
Sons:
Don Crawford of Center
Gary “Possum” Crawford of Center

Grandchildren:
Steve Crawford and wife, Lori
Jeff Crawford

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Great Grandchildren:
Brandi Brown and husband, Chad
Lisa Eddins and husband, Daniel
Joel Crawford
Cody Crawford

Great Great Grandchildren:
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Preceded in death by
Husband: Earnest Henry Crawford
Infant Son
Son: Earl Crawford
Grandson: Dax Crawford
Parents: Floyd Patterson and Veni Haliburton Patterson
Brother: Hoyt Patterson
Sisters: Eleanor Rogers, Lavern Franks

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


John Wayne Armstreet, 56, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Armstreet was born August 18, 1959, in Houston, to Waymon E. Armstreet and Margret Gordon Armstreet. He was a member of Melrose Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Mother: Margret June Gordon Armstreet of Houston

Father: Waymon Armstreet of Houston

Aunt: Vivian Raymond of Shelbyville

Numerous cousins

Special friends:
Jackie Huery
Patsy Lowe
Lynn and Christine Raymond

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: John E. Gordon and Gladys Lurlene Swan Gordon; Wayne and Exa Armstreet

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


Eldon David Thorndyke, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Center.

Mr. Thorndyke’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Thorndyke was born December 12, 1943, in Saybrook, Illinois, to Ralph V. Thorndyke and Ethel Wright Thorndyke.

He is survived by
Children:
Alana Bundrant and husband, William, of Nacogdoches
Sarah Thorndyke of Gibson City, Illinois
Misty Galyon of Iowa
Tracie Thorndyke of Joaquin

Granddaughters:
Laura Casey and husband, Jammie, of Patroon
Amanda Akridge and husband, J.C., of Center
Rachel Andrews of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Merlin Thorndyke
Lloyd Thorndyke and wife, Minnie
Butch Thorndyke and wife, Minnie

Sister: Darlene Maxwell

Great Grandchildren:
Katie Casey
Hunter Casey
Lauren Akridge
Wyatt Akridge
Jaidyn Akridge
Raylee Akridge

Honorable Son: Russell Andrews

Special thanks to Jackie Fountain and also to the staff of Holiday Nursing Home and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ethel Wright Koerner
Father: Ralph Thorndyke
Brother: Norman Thorndyke

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


Very early in the morning of October 8, 2015, Malcolm Weaver passed away peacefully of natural causes. He was 97 years old. He was being visited and cared for by his daughter, Mary Crain, and son, Mark Weaver.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Center, Texas. A Military Honors graveside service will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Malcolm was born on June 5, 1918 in Center, Texas as the eldest son of Marion and Stella Weaver. Center was his beloved hometown and lifelong residence.

Malcolm was considered a pillar of the community as a local businessman and entrepreneur at Weaver Brothers Lumber Company and Town & Country Real Estate. Known to many as a wise counselor and advisor, he regularly helped many people with ideas, problems and life issues. Many a time, people would just come by his office at Town & Country, ask if they could just bend his ear for a few minutes or have a cup of coffee. He was a man full of sagely wisdom.

He served with distinction as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army in World War II and was involved in the European Theatre of Conflict. He was in the Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Texas before volunteering to serve in the war effort.

He met his beloved wife Connie during WWII in 1945 and a year later they married in 1946. They were happily married for 60 years until her death in 2006.

He lived on the land and house that he and Connie acquired and built in 1956 and he enjoyed raising cattle and riding horseback.

An amateur historian, Malcolm enjoyed learning and gaining understanding of the history of Center, Shelby County, Texas and our great nation. You can see even today at his offices at Town & Country his appreciation of history and its influence on how we live and work today.

Malcolm was President of Center Rotary Club from 1953 until 1954, he was President of Center Chamber of Commerce from 1957 until 1958, President of Shelby County Historical Society from 1962 until 1965, and President of Piney Woods Board of Realtors in 1970. He also served as 1st President of Gateway to Texas Charter, Sons of The Republic of Texas from 1995 until 1996.

Another of Malcolm’s loves was his involvement at Center Christian Church. He was an active participant there, serving as an Elder and on the Board of Directors.

He was on the Farmers State Bank Board of Directors for over 50 years, helping that financial institution grow and excel to become one of the premier banks in East Texas. He also served as the Director of the Texas Chapter of Realtors Land Institute.

He was a masterful storyteller often regaling all of us with a true story told with his trademark sense of humor and twinkle in his eye. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

Malcolm was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Weaver; brother, Martin Weaver and sister-in-law, Joy Weaver. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Crain and husband Tom Crain, of Corpus Christi, and a son, Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean Weaver, of Woodland Park, Colorado. He has 6 grandchildren: Allison Brickley and husband Brandon, Shannon Crain, Trey Crain, Travis Weaver, Meagan Weaver and John Mark Weaver. He has a great granddaughter, Joy Brickley.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff and employees of Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center, Texas along with our loving caregivers Sheila Polly and Shelena Bluford who assisted in the care of Malcolm for over 7 years. Special thanks also to Jodi Fountain, Office Manager at Town & Country Real Estate, along with all the Realtors and staff who hold a special place in all our hearts as they loved Malcolm so well.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation or contribution to the First Christian Church of Center, Texas or the Shelby County Historical Society in Center, Texas.

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


Wanda Forbis, 86, of Lufkin, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015, at Short Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Forbis was born April 7, 1929, in Shelby County, to Harvey Hughes and Willie Mae Collins Hughes. She was a fabulous seamstress, able to sew just about anything. Ms. Forbis was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sharron Parrozzo of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Nova S. Casterlin and husband, James, of Minnesota
Dan and David Parrozzo of Tyler

Special Cousin: Wynnell Lawson of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friends:
Larry Townsend of Huntington
Michael Williams of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Husband: Raymond Maurice Forbis
Parents: Harvey Hughes and Willie Mae Collins Hughes

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


Bro. Calvin Permenter passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant. Born in 1940 to Eldredge & Mildred Permenter and raised in Shelby County, Texas.

Calvin surrendered to the ministry at the age of 16 and attended Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity degree. After fifty years of faithful service in the ministry, Bro. Permenter was awarded an honorary doctorate from TBI.

In 1961, Calvin married Vivian Gordon and they raised three daughters. In 1996, Calvin married Myra Jean, thereby adding two sons and two daughters to the family.

After retiring from the ministry, Bro. Calvin enjoyed gardening, shelling peas and spending time with family.

He is survived by:

Wife, Myra Permenter

Children:
Paula and Billy Duggan
Angie and Mike Edwards
Debbie and Larry Johns
Donald and Freda Jean
Dana Jean
Dale Jean
Darla and Ryan Brunson

Grandchildren: Kendall  and Sarah Edwards, Kaitlin and Will Palmer, Kayla Edwards, Kassi Edwards, Aaron Johns, Daniel Johns, Mitchell and Brandi Jean, Sarah Jean, Holly Jean, Allix and Trevor Ruby, Tyler Jean & Kelsey Jean.

Bro Permenter was especially proud of his 5 great-grandchildren, Ramzee and McCoy Edwards and Maggie, Anna and Sawyer Jean.

Sisters:
Barbara Lout
Peggy Parker

Preceded in death by parents and infant sister, Jimmie Lucille Permenter.

Funeral services will be held at Bogota Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday October 10, 2015at 2:00 PM. Visitation is Friday October 9, 2015 from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home.

An online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneral home.com


10/06/2015

Mary Edith Foster, 78, of Van, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015, at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, with Bro. Jim Pickens officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Foster was born December 13, 1936, in Center, to Babe Harris and Paula Satterwhite Harris. She loved gardening, cooking and horseracing. Ms. Foster was proud to say that she was an Apache Belle at Tyler Junior College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Son: Davis Foster and wife, Debbie, of Van

Daughter: Catherine Hitt and husband, Dwayne, of Fort Worth

Grandsons:
Trey Foster
Cory Foster
Bryan Foster

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Caren Foster Butler
Parents: Babe Harris and Paula Satterwhite Harris
Brothers: Jimmy Harris, George Harris

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 North Porter, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Laura (Nell) Phillips was born October 20, 1937 in Garrison, Texas to Hollis Jopling and Mary (McFadden) Jopling, she passed away October 6, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reach the age of 77 years.

Service will be 2:00 o’clock, Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be before service time 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church. There will be a private burial following the service.

Survivors are:

Son: Danny Phillips and wife Belinda of Garrison, Texas

Daughter: Debbie Mosher and husband Roger of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Grandchildren:
Carla Moreax
Jason Stewart and wife Jaclyn
Blake Phillips and wife Kasey
Danielle Phillips

7 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by husband: Jerry Phillips
Parents: Hollis and Mary (McFadden) Jopling

The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice nurse, Dayla Simms, Hospice Aid, Daisy and Johnnie Jopling, Kelly Graves, Barbara McDonald and Ruby Colle.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society


10/03/2015

Roxy L. Anderson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015, in Center.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on October 27, 2015 at Strong Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born August 2, 1933, in Jasper County, Illinois, to Herman Forthman and Roxy Clagg Forthoman. During her life she worked as a waitress and housewife.

He is survived by
Husband:
Allen Anderson of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughter:
Virginia Anderson of Effingham, Illinois

Son:
Wesley Anderson of Naperville, Illinois

Grandchildren:
Ashley Ford
Cory Anderson
Ryan Anderson
Nick Anderson
Jackie Anderson

4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by her Parents

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


10/02/2015

Jerry Donald Hammers, 66, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Friday October 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on April 7, 1949, in Center, Texas, the son of the late Emrie Hammers and Sylvia Malke. Visitation will be Sunday October 4, 2015, 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Services will be held on October 5, 2015 at 10AM at Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Born and raised in Shelby County, Jerry graduated Timpson High School Class of 1967. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his military time Jerry went to work for Union Pacific Railroad and worked for over 40 years before retiring. Jerry was a very social person; he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially if his children or grandchildren were involved. He loved living on the lake, growing flowers, and gardening. Spending time outdoors was a favorite for Jerry.

Jerry was a member of the American Legion Post #90 in Timpson, Texas. He was a Master Mason Timpson Lodge #437.

Jerry is survived by:
Son: Jeremy Hammers, of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Jena Westmoreland and husband, John, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Chelsea Cooper and husband, Josh, of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Gary Sterling of Jasper, Texas

Sisters:
Shirley Guidry, of Plano, Texas
Darlyn Friskel and husband John, of St. Louis, MO
Elaine Barnes of Plano, Texas

7 grandchildren:
Jaxon Westmoreland
Jasper Westmoreland
Jolie Westmoreland
Kayden Cooper
Avery Hammers
Hailey Hammers

and a host of friends and family that will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emrie Hammers and Sylvia Malke.

Pallbearers for Jerry will be Gary Duckworth, Jim Powers, Leland Moore, Robert Bell, Henry Spies, Randy Graves, Mike Bradshaw, and Gerald Mackey.

Honorary pallbearer is John Amos.

Family would like to thank Leah Brasher, RN, with Hospice of East Texas and the entire 2nd Floor staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for the love, care, and support given during our time of need.

The family of Jerry Donald Hammers is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


10/01/2015

Edsel Lee Warr, 80, of Center, passed away October 1, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with military honors given Fort Hood Honor Guards. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 10, 1935 in Shelby County to Von and Mecie (Lucas) Warr. He retired from Tyson Foods after 40 years of service. He served in the US Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Von and Mecie Warr, Brothers, Zelmo, Elroy & James Warr and Sister, Mae.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Jo Warr of Center

Daughter:
Janette Malecha & Todd of Gary

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Julie & Chuck Greear of Tenaha

Step Daughter:
Dawn & David Pickerel of Keithville, LA
Debbie Bishop of Tenaha

Step Son:
Mike & D.D. DuBose of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Hayden Greear & wife, Stacie of Joaquin
Haley Greear of Tenaha
Marisa, Alyssa & Jazz Malecha of Gary
Melissa McLeod & husband, Jonathan of Shreveport, LA
Michaela Pickerel of Keithville, LA
David DuBose of Shreveport, LA
Zakkery DuBose & wife, Jennie of Dallas
Shane Shriver & wife, Heather of Center
Macy Fitzgerald of Tenaha

Great-Grandchildren:
Gunner, Layne, A.J., Chase, Saraya, Logan & Kutter

Brothers:
Harold Warr & wife, Maudia of Center
Loyd Warr & wife, Diane of Wichita Falls

Sister:
Wynell Brown of Lufkin

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Peggy Maxey of Zwolle, LA
Winnie Preston & husband, John of Center
Trudie Willis & husband, Thomas of Diana
Roseann Rideout & husband, David of Nacogdoches
Nora Lou Robinson & husband, Wade of Joaquin
Ruby Everitt of Center

Pallbearers:
Johnny Roy Mosby, Kevin Jones, Marlin Jones,
Ronny Perry, Tommy Lowery & Greg Hubbard
Honorary Pallbearers:
Rogers Yarborough & Ray Jones


Howard Glenn Wagstaff, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, at the Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2015 at Boone Funeral Home on Meriwether Rd in Shreveport, LA from 5-7 pm. A military honors graveside service will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, TX at 11 am with Pastor Chris Willcutt of Grawood Baptist Church officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Phyllis Fittz Wagstaff of Keithville, LA

Son, Chad Wagstaff & wife Tonya of Shreveport, LA

Daughter, Shelley LaRoe & husband Brandon of Haughton, LA

Sister, Sandra McDonald & husband Doug of Tenaha, TX

Grandchildren: Aaron Wyatt, Emily Perkins, Noah Wagstaff, Hannah Wagstaff, Hunter LaRoe, and Avery LaRoe

Numerous nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lacy & Frances Wagstaff and brother, Jimmy Wagstaff.

Donations may be made to Grawood Baptist Church 5841 Colquitt Rd, Keithville, LA or Gideon’s International.

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09/30/2015

Samuel Leroy Hickman, 70 of Joaquin, passed away Friday evening, September 25, 2015 at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Services will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 165 East Saddle Street, Joaquin, Texas. Wake Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Haslem Cemetery in Joaquin with Pastor Sherman Graham officiating.

He is survived by:

Uncle, Lonnie McDaniels of Joaquin

Nieces:
Teresa Salone of Joaquin
Debra Jordan of Center
Jeanette White of Joaquin

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Bob Dean, 80, of Mont Belvieu, formerly of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Dean was born October 3, 1934, in Shelby County, to S.L. Dean and Essie May Tindol Dean. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed gardening. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Eppes Dean of Mont Belvieu

Children:
Bobby Hugh Dean Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Center
Tommy Dean and wife, Zettie, of Center
Vickie Smith and husband, Sammy, of Hardin

Sister-in-law: Laretta Dean of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Mary Jo Phillips of Huxley
Barbara Jean Ross of Center

Grandchildren:
Bobby Hunter Dean
Brandy Dean
Dr. Carmon Roberts and husband, Darren
Jeff Smith and wife, Ashley
Kristi Mullins and husband, Jake

Great Grandchildren:
Case Ryan Roberts
David Warthen
Landon Smith
Justin Smith
Cheyenne Mullins
Baby Mullins on the way

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: S.L. Dean and Essie Mae Tindol Dean
Brother: Bib Dean
Brothers-in-law:
Dan Phillips
Billy Don Ross

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Keith Devers, Randy Joe Dean, Bobby Hunter Dean, Jeff Smith, Jake Mullins, Sammy Smith, Eric Lane and Mike Bylie.

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


09/29/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Mae Cartwright (56), of Center, Texas will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00am at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 MLK Drive, Center, Texas). Rev. Charlvin Doty of the Kingdom Christ in Center of Jacksonville, Texas will be officiating.

Mrs. Cartwright’s survivors are:
Sons:
Jasper Pettigrew of Center, Texas
Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas
James Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas
Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

Daughters:
Pam Pettigrew of Center, Texas,
Alice Cartwright, Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas
Peggie Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
Linda K. Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
Loretta (Charlvin) Doty of Pflugerville, Texas

A Very Special Grandson: DeShon Pettigrew

Mother: Gloria Pettigrew of Center, Texas

Brother: Johnny Pettigrew of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Ernestine Pettigrew of Houston, Texas
Ann Marie Pettigrew

Aunts:
Margie Bennett
Mozelle Smith

Visitation on October 2, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Final Placement Britton Creek Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas (East Hamilton Community). Repass Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary in Center, Texas.


Mr. Poston Smith, age 79, of Houston, Texas passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was a native of San Augustine, Texas

Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 12-noon at True Vine Baptist Church with interment to follow at Bluford Town Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating Minister.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 2, 2015 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors:
Brother: Ernest R. Smith of Barstow, California

Sister-in-law: Ruby L. Smith of Texarkana, Texas

Nieces:
Jacqueline D. Smith
De’Chandra Mysheia Harris

Nephews:
Lawrence Jones III
Bonnie J. White
Wallace D. Smith
Carlos E. Smith
Allen L. Smith
Obie L. Smith
Jeffery S. Smith
Frank W. Smith-Garner

As well as host of Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews, other relatives and friends.


Glenn E. Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, in Nacogdoches, on the night of lunar trifecta – lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. George Laboyteaux and Rev. Hiram Melton officiating. Military honors graveside service will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904. A reception will be held at the VFW Hall on Highway 96 North, in Center, for family and friends, following the graveside service.

Mr. Prince was born November 26, 1921, in Timpson, to Joel Prince and April Ellen Ellis Prince. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Prince loved gardening and had numerous fruit trees. He played with many bands in the ‘40’s and continued his love for music all of his life. He taught his sons how to play the guitar and other instruments. Mr. Prince also enjoyed reading and teaching the Bible. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Shelby County. Mr. Prince loved Shelby County, where he enjoyed spending the latter part of his life. He was a very kind and patient person.

He is survived by
Wife: Maurine Prince of Joaquin

Children:
Shirley Y. Prince of Conroe
Helen G. King and husband, C.W., of Conroe
Jimmy G. Prince of New Caney
Roger D. Prince of Conroe

Stepson: James Wayne Barton of Joaquin

Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

Special Caregivers:
Vonda
April
Joyce
Rhonda

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cordelia Adell Williford Prince
Sister: Jane Vanoy
Brother: Littleton Prince
Stepdaughter: Shirley Ann Husband

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


Spencer Parker, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be held at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Parker was born August 2, 1940, in Center, to O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker. He loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Parker was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full-Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Sister: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son:
Spencer Shane Parker

Daughters:
Ceresa Jo Parker
Sherrie Lynn Parker

Parents:
O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker

Sisters:
Virginia McDonald
Marceline Green
Bernadine Creech
Pallbearers will be Grant McDonald, Jason McDonald, Nathan Lynch, Tommy Hailey, Ricky Hailey and Kyle Steptoe. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lynch, Merlin McDonald, Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Gary McDonald, Larry McDonald, Greg McDonald, Troy Risinger, William “Cotton” Wilburn and Brodie Steptoe.

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


Graveside service for Mr. David Michael Francis, 37, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Francis was born September 14, 1978, in Longview, TX, to David Anthony Francis and Nancy Murray Francis. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball. David was an avid baseball fan. He loved the outdoors, spending time shopping, and found joy taking care of animals.

He is survived by:
Father: David Anthony Francis, and wife, Beverly of Garrison, Texas

Mother: Nancy Murray Francis of Tyler, Texas

Brother: Garret Francis of Austin, Texas

Sister, Jessica Lauren Rakestraw of Tyler, Texas.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace and Johnnie Francis; and uncle, Horace “Scooter” Francis Jr.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/28/2015

Glenn Edward Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Sunday Beard, 71, of Houston, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Jeff Phillips and Smokey Beard officiating. Interment to follow in the Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mrs. Beard was born October 7, 1943, in Houston, TX. Jean was the daughter of Pauline Nichols Sunday and the late Leonard Ted Sunday. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jean enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved dearly, working crossword puzzles and reading in her leisure time.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Carl; son, Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; mother, Pauline Sunday; grandchildren, Chirstopher Hollnagel, Kelly Frazier, Kelsey Frazier, and Thomas Frazier; great grandchildren, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Hannah Hollnagel, Chrissy Hollnagel, CJ Hollnagel, Xander Hollnagel, Guy Frazier, Keith Frazier, Collan Frazier, Colton Frazier, BryLee Ard, BreeAnna Ard, and Kayden Hassley; brother, Henry Sunday; several nephews and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Ted Sunday; son, Douglas Beard; daughter, Tammy Beard Frazier; grandson, Dustin Hollnagel; granddaughter, Samantha Frazier.

Pallbearers are Christopher Hollnagel, Thomas Frazier, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Bo Jack Milford and Sandy Beard.

Honorary pallbears are Smokey Beard, Michael Beard, and Ben Frazier.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/25/2015

David Jansen, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting 11 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 12, 1950 in Shelby County to Clyde and Cloteal (Elshire) Jansen. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde & Cloteal Jansen, Sister, Marie Ward, Brothers, Billy Clyde Jansen, John Thomas Jansen and Bobby Frank Jansen, Infant Brother, Vernon Glen Jansen, Father-in-law, Esco Rhame and Mother-in-law & husband, Bobbie & Buddy Brittain.

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 47 years, Sue (Rhame) Jansen of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Bryan & Angie Jansen of Tenaha

Grandson, Drake Jansen of Huxley

Daughter-in-law, Linda Jansen of Huxley

Great-Grandchildren: Lilly, Caidi & Aiden

Sister, Helen Holloway of Broadus

Sister-in-law, Lula Belle Danley of Joaquin

Brother-in-law, Jimmy Rhame & wife, Betty Mae of Center

Sister-in-law, Tammy Lewis & husband, Wayne of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Wesley Rhame, Evan Lutz, Ricky Ward, Larry Frank Jansen, Vance Holloway & Kris Rhame

Honorary Pallbearer: Jimmy Rhame

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


09/23/2015

Lurline Hancock Weatherly, age 86 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on September 19, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Preston Weatherly officiating, assisted by Jerry Weatherly. Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery on I-45 in Houston with Rev. Bill Bridges officiating.

Ms. Weatherly was born in Garrison, Texas, on September 17, 1929, to Herman Hancock and Lilly Bell Rector Hancock. Her mother went to be with the Lord when she was four years old. Her father married her step-mother, Bernice Kruse Hancock, who raised her until she married at the age of 15 years, to her husband, Jack Weatherly. They married after World War II and their marriage lasted 68 years.

They eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where they spent the early part of their lives raising their son, Jack, Ray, Jr., and daughter, Mary. While living in Houston, Lurline’s life was filled with family, service to the Lord, her church and helping anyone that she could. There were many times that family and friends would stay with them while they got an education, looked for work or whatever the case may have been. She never passed up an opportunity to tell family and friends about God and His love for them.

Lurline and Jack moved back to Garrison, in 1971 and Jack opened his own welding business. She was still involved in the church and became known as Miss WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) in Shelby-Doches Association, where she served many years. Mission work was a deep part of her life. She was part of a mission trip to Brazil and also in helping start two new churches, one in Houston and one in Nacogdoches.

Lurline Weatherly is survived by
Daughter: Mary Weatherly Bridges and husband, Rev. Bill J. Bridges

Grandchildren:
Kris Bridges and wife, Grace
Brandie Carter and husband, Gary
Kristi Walker and husband, Billy-Bob

7 Great-Grandchildren

Foster-daughter: Marcell Moore

Half Sister: Helen Hammer

Half Brothers:
Herbert Hancock
Hubert Hancock
Huey Hancock

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jack Ray Weatherly, Sr.
Son: Jack Ray Weatherly, Jr.
Brother: Gene Hancock
Half Sister: Lois Hancock Arron

Pallbearers will be Stephen Hancock, Michael Hammer, Kade Hammer, Byron Hancock, Alex Hancock and Eddie Rodriquez.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to East Texas Baptist Family Ministries in Timpson, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

09/22/2015

Stephen Ray Milam, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

He was born October 21, 1948 in Brownwood, Texas to Melvin Ray and Eula Ray (Williams) Milam. He served in the Marine Corps.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Bill Milam.

He is survived by:

Son: Justin Milam of Carthage

Mother: Eula Milam of Joaquin

Sister: Kitty Stevanna Milam of Deberry

Nephews:
Bo Risinger of Joaquin
Joshua Frazier of Deadwood

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


09/21/2015

Marion Ronnie Kendrick Sr., 66, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Mr. Kendrick was born October 13, 1948, in Houston, to J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick.

He is survived by
Sons:
Ronnie Kendrick Jr. of Bossier City, Louisiana
Joey Kendrick and wife, Michelle, of Mansfield, Louisiana
Dewayne Kendrick of Mansfield, Louisiana
Terry Kendrick of Joaquin

11 Grandchildren

11 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Donnie Walker of Bossier City, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick

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


09/20/2015

Wellington “Red” Allison Jr., 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jerry Green officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Allison was born April 12, 1937, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison. He served in the United States Air Force, where he assisted in developing and designing protective equipment used by United States Military during chemical warfare. Mr. Allison loved fishing, woodworking and working in his yard. He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by
Wife of 59 years: Peggy Allison of Center

Children:
William Allison and wife, Amie, of Massillon, Ohio
David Allison of Center
Michelle Hughes and fiancé, Thomas Derbin, of Nacogdoches
Michael Allison of Center

Grandchildren:
Rachele
Billy
David
Daniel
Nichole
Derek
Josh

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorcas Hover of Tucson, Arizona

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison
Sister: Patricia McKimie

Pallbearers will be Michael Allison, Jesse Campbell, Derek Hughes, Radar Frantsen, Thomas Derbin and John Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Allison, William Allison and David Allison.

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


Richard “Rick” Kennon, 58, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Clever Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 25, 1957 in Center to Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr. and Edna Gay (Sigler) Kennon. He was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1975. He was a market manager for Brookshire Brothers in Hemphill and he also was a butcher for Brookshire Brothers in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr., Grandparents, Willie E. Kennon & Ibera “Doll” Stewart Kennon, Norman Nathaniel Sigler & Ola Gay (Howard) Sigler & Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, A.C. & Emma Newman.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Judy Kennon of Center

Son:
John Kennon & wife, Lindsey of Nacogdoches

2 Granddaughters:
Carson & Emerson Kennon

Mother:
Edna Kennon of Center

3 Brothers:
Drue Kennon, Jr. & wife, Maureen of Center
Gene Kennon & wife, LaDonna of Center
Bobby Kennon & wife, Lisa of Center

Sister:
Debbie Kennon Welch & husband, Gordon of Shelbyville

Nieces & Nephews:
William Kennon & wife, Crystal of Tuscan, AZ
Kelly Kennon Berry & husband, Steven of Shelbyville
Wendy Kennon Justus & husband, Levi of Center
Christy Kennon Curtis & husband, William of Center
Lanie Welch of Lubbock

Numerous Great-Nieces & Nephews, Aunts & Uncles & a host of friends

Pallbearers:
Steven Berry, Hunter Berry, Wesley Berry,
Avery Liker, Will Curtis and Levi Justus

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


09/18/2015

Elie Arthur Tomlin, 92, of Center, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, September 21, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Tomlin was born December 28, 1922, in Center, to Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Tomlin loved spending time outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Tomlin and wife, Barbara, of Center
Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center

Daughters:
Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Hagan of Nacogdoches
Jeannette Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center

Grandchildren:
Anthony Tomlin
Josh Tomlin
Robert Tomlin
Tabitha Cooper
Ashley Chandler
Taylor Tomlin
Zachary Bonner
David Bonner
Willie Spann

15 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Maxine Anthony Tomlin
Parents: Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin
Numerous Brothers and Sisters

Pallbearers will be Anthony Tomlin, Josh Tomlin, Zachary Bonner, David Bonner, Willie Spann and Taylor Tomlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Tabitha Cooper and Ashley Chandler.

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


Linda LeBlanc Harris, 73, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015, in Shreveport.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Harris was born February 27, 1942, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Wallace LeBlanc and Bessie Freeman LeBlanc. She loved flower gardening and taking care of her animals.

She is survived by
Daughter: Leslie Dennis and husband, Brandon, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughter: Alexis Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sisters:
Dara LeBlanc of Gonzales, Louisiana
Joyce LeBlanc Kennedy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Beverly LeBlanc Aucoin of Central, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wallace LeBlanc and Bessie Freeman LeBlanc
Son: Berch Harris

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a local animal rescue or shelter or one of the following organizations:
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

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


09/15/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Angeleen Osby, 67, of Houston, Texas will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 at New Faith Church located, 3711 West Orem Drive, Houston, Texas 77045, 11:00am with Bro. Norris Edward Cloudy officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Evette Osby
Lisa Osby Ford of Houston, Texas

Mother: Mrs. Lola B Phillips of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Kathy Mosby of Humble, Texas
Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be at New Faith Church from the hours of 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Burial will be at Paradise South in Houston, Texas

Announcing are Richardson Mortuary 3201 Brookfield Drive Houston, Texas & Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


Funeral services for Mr. Dalton Pate, 103, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, TX (Silas) community. Visitation for family and friends will be at 1PM, Wednesday , September 16, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Pate was born September 18, 1911, in Arcadia Community. Dalton was the son of the late Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate. Dalton was a simple man with no aspirations of fame or fortune. He lived his life by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. He loved his family and he loved his Lord. His Bible was almost exclusively his reading material.

He was born into farm life and never lost his love of planting and watching things grow. Anyone passing by his house in the spring would have seen him in his garden, well up into his late 90's, pushing his "idiot plow" or chopping that last sprig of grass. About the only thing that would get him out of the garden in the spring was an invite of "let's go fishing". Dalton loved to fish, it didn't matter if he caught a 5 lb bass or a hand size perch.

In the fall you might see his truck on the side of some back road. He would be in the woods with his 22 Rifle, or his 16 gauge in later years, and his dog, hunting squirrels. He would have some mutt that someone gave him, or a stray that turned up at his house, it didn't matter. Dalton would have it treeing squirrels in short order. Dalton didn't kill for the sake of killing, he loved squirrel dumplings. Biscuits, dumplings, and just about anything sweet and he was "good to go".

Dalton Pate is survived by:

Sisters:
LaVerne Pate Hughes
Orine Pate Ingram

Son: Robert Glyndon Pate, and wife, Helen of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Debra Pate Smith, and husband, Paul of Timpson
Darryl Pate, and wife, Debra of Crystal Beach
Donna Pate of Timpson

7 great-grandchildren

13 great-great-grandchildren

Many relatives friends, and loved ones that will miss him greatly

Dalton Pate is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate; his wife, LaVennie Darnell Pate; four brothers, Arvel, R.C. William, and Pershing Pate; and three sisters, LaMerle Monkres, Oleta Darnell, and Willie Day Green.

Pallbearers are Chad Pate, Jacob Duke, Cody Bailey, Michael Smith, Andy Terry, and Bobby Yarborough.

Honorary pallbears are Billy Magness, and George Duke.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/14/2015

Ursula M. Soto, 84, of Center, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2015, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Soto was born October 21, 1930, in San Benito, to Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Ralph Soto Jr. and wife, Rhonda
Vangie McGraw
Jane Smith and husband, Ed
Roland Soto and wife, Donna
Raul Soto
Rey Soto
Raymond Soto and wife, Bonnie
Ruben Soto
Ramiro Soto
Rudy Soto and wife, Leslie
Moses Soto and wife, Alicia
Jackie Soto and wife, Kristle
Mary Walker
Rose Mangrum and husband, Mike

42 Grandchildren

77 Great-Grandchildren

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Rafael Soto Sr.
Daughters: Linda Soto, Helen Soto Simmons
Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Adam Heady
Great Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Jr.
Parents: Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz
Sons-in-law: Vince Walker, Tom McGraw, Denny Heady

Pallbearers will be Ralph Soto, Ruben Soto, Raul Soto, Ramiro Soto, Roland Soto, Rudy Soto, Raymond Soto and Moses Soto. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Raul Soto, Ralfie Soto, Ray Soto, Justin Williams, Eric Williams, Jacob Soto and Ruben Soto Jr.


Murry Lee Rodgers, 48, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Martinsville Cemetery in the Martinsville Community of Nacogdoches County.

Mr. Rodgers was born August 7, 1967, in Houston, to Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers.

He is survived by
Sons:
Chase Rodgers and Holly Stewart
Bradley Rodgers and fiancé, Courtney Martin
Nicholas Cheek and Laura McGee

Grandchildren:
Connor Wade and MacKenzie Grace Nichols

Sister: Nora Williams and husband, Thomas

Nieces & Nephews:
Delania Williams Manchack
Sarah Abriele Manchack
Thomas Clay Manchack
Lane Garrett Manchack
Thomas Shane Williams
Jessica Victoria Williams
Logan Creed Williams

Brother: Don Lane Stelzer

Special Friends:
Kay Rodgers
Jackie Berg

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Samuel Mason Rodgers
Parents: Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers

Pallbearers will be Trey Williams, Clark Paul Williams, Tom Adams, Jerry Hancock, J.T. Mervin and Mike Fancher. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Manchack and Mitch Martin.

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


09/11/2015

Evalyn Thomas, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Memorial service is set for Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

She was born January 16, 1929 in Lockney, Texas to Charlie Joe and Elizabeth (Carver) McCollum. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She volunteered for the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Charlie & Elizabeth McCollum, Daughter, Ellory Ann Thomas, Grandson, William Bruce Horton, Brother, Robert Willard McCollum, Step Grandson, Keith Dwayne Simmonds and Step Grandson, Robert Mitchell Simmonds.

She is survived by:
Son:
Joe Horton & wife, Carolyn of Center
Daughter:
Geneva Lambeth & husband, Charles of Baytown
Son:
Elroy Eugene Thomas & wife, Patricia of San Diego, CA
Son:
Charles D. Thomas & wife, Kathleen of Houston
6 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

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


09/10/2015

Dorothy McGinty, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home prior to the graveside service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. McGinty was born December 22, 1920, in Throckmorton, to Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Ina Bass of Center

Grandchildren:
Kenneth Shahan and wife, Sarah, of Center
Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts
Cherie Rudd and husband, Randy, of Center

4 Great Grandchildren

8 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Horace McGinty
Parents: Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear
Two Brothers
One Sister

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


Quinnella Latrece Harper, age 32 of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries in Center, Texas. Interment will be at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

She is survived by:

Father, R.C. Harper of Center

Brothers:
Robert Carl Cooper of Timpson, Texas
Reggie Harper of Lufkin, Texas
Charleston Patton of Atlanta, Georgia
Gus Johnson of Center, Texas
Rodriquez Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas
Gregg Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas
Anthony Harper of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Exie Nash of Nacogdoches, Texas
Machelle McCollister of Center, Texas

Honorary Pallbearers : Charlton Patton, Gregory Harper, Rodriguez Harper, Anthony Harper, Gustarvise Harper, Reginald Harper and Robert Cooper

Active Pallbearers
Cousins and friends of the family

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Benita Joyce Ratcliff, 46, of Center, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 8th at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She was a very humorous person and was always the life of family gatherings, keeping everyone on their toes. We will miss her very much.

Memorial Services for Benita Ratcliff will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (Loop 500 Center, TX on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. officiating Harold Jackson

Survivors
Husband: Quincy Ratcliff of Center TX
Mother: Annie Berry of Center TX
Step-father: John Berry of Pineland, TX
2 Sons: Quincy Ratcliff of Tyler TX and Tevin Ratcliff of Center, TX
4 Stepchildren: Yolanda Ratcliff of Houston, TX, Jessica Ratcliff of Dallas, TX, Mark Ratcliff of Huntsville, TX, and Christopher Hubbard of Center, TX
1 grandchild and 7 step-grandchildren
4 Sisters: Linda Black (Melvin) of Center, TX, Fannie Smith (Michael) of Center, TX, Rita Williams (Deon) of Center, TX and Pamela Suell (Marlon) of Shelbyville, TX
6 Brothers: Jerry Polk (Jan) of Mansfield, LA, Gene Polk (Valerie) of Pineland, TX, Jeremy Berry of Pineland, TX, Castle Moore (Dianne) of San Augustine, TX, Robert McCoy (Charlotte) of Dallas, TX, and Pete Moore (Annie) of Houston.

A host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Sister: Janice Polk
Father: Clinton Garrett

Services under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home


LC Furlow, 92, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 17, 1923 in Shelby County to Crit and Vannie (Fleming) Furlow. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Crit Furlow, Mother, Vannie Furlow, Step mother, Jessie Furlow, Wife, Wanda (Rivers) Furlow, , Sisters, Callie Campbell and Lera Bell Metcalf.

He is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Vicki & Curtis Cooper of Huxley

Son:
Chris Furlow of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley

Grandson:
Lance Furlow of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Special Thank you to our friends & caregivers, Virginia & Glenda

Pallbearers:
Ron Hendricks, Craig Hendricks, Mike Scarber
Doug Vaughn, Dale Vaughn & Gilbert Vaughn
Honorary Pallbearers:
Earl Campbell, Prentice Hendricks & Burt Furlow

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


09/09/2015

Billy Earl Bailey, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cecil Chessher and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Bailey was born April 3, 1939, in Shelby County, to Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey. He loved horseback riding, gardening, fishing and always enjoyed a good old western show. He was a member of The Called Out Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Carrie Ann Bailey

Son: Vernon Bailey

Daughters:
Kathy Matthews and husband, Mark
Gina Chessher and husband, Cecil
Alesia Campbell and husband, Steve

Sister: Ethel Gee

Brother: James Thomas Bailey

Grandchildren:
Stephanie Davis and husband, Ronnie
Chasity Cooper and husband, Shane
Chad Chessher and wife, Jenney
Mary Kunkel and husband, Bo
Sarah Chessher
Justin Campbell and wife, April
Shane Campbell and wife, Ashley
Blake Campbell
Chase Campbell and wife, Jade
Treven Bailey
Brent Bailey
Jessica Smith and husband, Charlie

22 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey
Sisters: Jettie Andrews, Rosene Andrews, Christene Waller
Brothers: Dick Herman Bailey, George Bailey, Edward Bailey

Pallbearers will be Justin Campbell, Shane Campbell, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Chad Chessher, Treven Bailey and Brent Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Matthews, Cecil Chessher, Steve Campbell, Shane Cooper, Bobby McCauley, Elbert Bailey and Delbert Cockrell.

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


Jimmy Devan Lout, 48, of Lufkin, entered into eternal peace on Monday, September 7, 2015, in Lufkin.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Jimmy was born June 18, 1967, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout. He was a graduate of Shelbyville High School Class of 1985. Jimmy had many talents, including carpentry, mechanics, collector of everything and an all-around handy man. He was known for taking care of children and stepping up to help others in need. Jimmy was baptized and was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. He is healed and at peace in Heaven with the many relatives who have gone on before him.

He is survived by
Son: Devan Lout of Huntington

Parents: Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Nikki Miller and husband, Patrick, of Lufkin
Renea Schott and husband, Brian, of Longview

Nephews:
Cole Miller of Lufkin
Conner Miller of Lufkin
Zachary Schott of Longview

Niece: Samantha Schott of Longview

Aunts and Uncles
Jane Huggins and husband, Herbert, of Rowland, North Carolina
Carolyn Oxedine and husband, Gary, of Pembroke, North Carolina
Brenda Powell of Laurinburg, North Carolina

Step Daughter: Cody Parker of Huntington

Step Grandsons:
Joshua Carlin of Waco
Braden Carlin of Waco
Cooper Parker of Huntington

Preceded in death by
Maternal Grandparents: Carl & Nellie Oxendine
Paternal Grandmother: Sarah Brown

Pallbearers will be Matthew Miller, Mickey Miller, Barry Lout, Darrin Lout, Pete Owens, George Woods, Josh Lout and James Powell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelbyville Lions Club, PO BOX 414, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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


09/08/2015

Kerry Steven Whiteside, 52, of Gary, Texas passed away at his residence, on Sunday, September 6, 2015. He was born in Gary, Texas on September 6, 1963, the son of Kenneth Whiteside and Jo Ann Pass Whiteside. Visitation for Kerry will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Dwain “Bubba” Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery.

Kerry was born and grew up in Gary, Texas. He attended Timpson High School where he was active in the football program. He served in the United States Army for 23 years. He was deployed to Iraq in 2001 to 2002. On April 26, 2003, he married Carrie Stacker. They enjoyed nine happy years together.

Kerry had a vast array of hobbies. He enjoyed hunting and carpentry. He always said that if he could make a living as a builder, he would have done it. Kerry enjoyed being in theater while he attended college. His claim to fame is that he is the only person who has driven a military tank through Longview, Texas. He enjoyed telling that story every chance he got.

Kerry is survived by:
His parents
Loving wife, Carrie

Sons: Steven Harris and Austin Harris

Daughter: Katie Whiteside

Brother: Keith Whiteside and his wife, Sherry Campbell

Sister: Karen McAllister and husband, Kevin.

Kerry was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacy Whiteside.

Serving as pallbearers for Kerry are Austin Harris, Steven Harris, Robert Phoenix, Joe Calhoun, and Henry Marx.

The family of Kerry Whiteside is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit taylorfh.net


Jewel Bernice Floyd, 89, of Center Texas, passed from this life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Porter Texas.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Floyd will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Dry Prong with Reverend Lloyd Whitman officiating. Burial will be in Dry Prong Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed at the Church Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and continued Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. “Swamp” Floyd; parents, Wesley and Edith Simmons Hataway; brothers, Alton Hataway, Melvin Hataway, Russell Hataway and L.C. Hataway; sisters, Laura Gardner and Loraine Hataway.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Jerry Floyd, Kenneth Floyd, Randy Floyd and Michael Floyd; daughter, Sandra Cervi; brother, L.R. “Pop” Hataway; sisters, Pauline Futrell and Iva Jean DeFresco; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

To extend online condolences to the Floyd family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.


09/07/2015

Walter John Walla, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. David Long and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Walla was born January 24, 1938, in Staten Island, New York, to Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka Walla. In 1963, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He furthered his education at Texas A&M University, where he earned both a Master of Science degree on May 23, 1970, and his Doctor of Philosophy on December 11, 1971. Mr. Walla served as County Agent, Specialist, Assistant Director and Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture at the Texas Agricultural Extension Services of the Texas A&M University System until August 12, 1989, after twenty-eight years of service. He later served as Associate Dean and Director of the Kentucky Agriculture Extension Service of the University of Kentucky System until June 30, 2001. Mr. Walla was the winner of National Distinguished Service Ruby Award in Agriculture Leadership. He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity and a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Honorary Society of Agriculture. Mr. Walla was instrumental in authoring the Agricultural Research Extension Education Reform Act (better known as the Farm Bill) which was passed by the U.S. House and Senate. He was invited to and was present at the signing of the Farm Bill by President Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden. Mr. Walla was a former Chairman of Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and Editor of the ECOP Initiative. He received the Texas Agriculture Service Award and Soybean Disease Worker’s Leadership Award. Mr. Walla was a member of Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation, Century Club and Association of Former Students. He was a loyal Aggie, with season football tickets for forty-four years. Mr. Walla was also a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Wife: Jo Ann Lewis Walla of Joaquin, Texas

Daughter: Jamie Richardson and husband, Mark, of Amarillo, Texas

Grandchildren:
Ryan Mark Richardson and wife, Katarina Richardson, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert Michael Richardson of Kingsville, Texas
Jennifer Richardson and husband, Jonathan Brown, of Sinton, Texas

Mother-in-law: Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin, Texas

Sisters-in-law:
Mary Koonce and husband, Bruce, of Center, Texas
Joyce Richards of Friendswood, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews, whom he also dearly loved

Preceded in death by
Son: Walter James Walla
Parents: Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka Walla
Sister: Jean Frost
Father-in-law: James E. Lewis
Brother-in-law: Steve Richards

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund or Jackson Cemetery Fund.

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


09/06/2015

Elaine Bailey, 78, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 2, 1937 in Shelby County to Robert Elvin and Nancy Bular (Holt) Wheeler. She worked as a secretary for the ASCS office in Center for many years. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Elvin and Bular Wheeler, husband, Henry Bailey, Brother, Cecil Wheeler, Sister, Imo Jean Jackson, Nephews Joe Jackson and Craig Wood.

She is survived by:
Sister:
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches

Sisters-in-law:
Billie Wheeler of Center
Christine Wood of Balch Springs

Nieces:
Debbie Bell & husband, Bubba of Center
Deidra Cockrell & husband, Bryan of Center
Tina Clifton & husband, Terry of Nacogdoches
Lesha Byars of Nacogdoches
Carolyn Sipes & husband, Danny of Kaufman

Nephews:
David Wheeler of Center
Scott Byars of Garland
Bobby Byars of Austin

Pallbearers:
David Wheeler, James “Bubba” Bell, Bryan Cockrell,
Terry Clifton, Danny Sipes and Scott Byars
In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

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

 


Kim Danette Ballenger, age 55, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2015 at 2:30P.M. after a short illness.

Kim was born to Peggy and Darrell Ballenger Sr.. Her dad passed on 12-7-2001.

Kim is survived by:
Mother: Peggy Willoughby Ballenger

Brothers:
Darrell Ballenger Jr. of College Station, TX
Danny Porter of Keller, TX

Nieces:
Lauren and Madison Ballenger of College Station, TX

Aunts:
Patsy Williams of Millican, TX
Shirley Willoughby of Center, TX

Many cousins and friends, along with soul-mate Lawrence Briones and her beloved dogs Roscoe, Taco, and Remmy.

Kim had just received her Masters degree in Nursing Education in May 2015, and was a oncology/neurology RN at Brackenridge Trauma Hospital since 2008 where she received two Daisy Awards from her patients for outstanding service.

A memorial service will be held at Callaway Jones funeral home in Bryan, TX.


09/04/2015

Steve Adams, 58, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Smith Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.

Steve was born May 15, 1957, in Liberty, to Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. Steve was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Florance Adams of Tenaha

Children:
Amanda Caldwell and husband, Jerry, of Gary
Whitney Minix and husband, Zach, of Tenaha
Michael Adams of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Avery Caldwell of Gary
Alayna Caldwell of Gary

Brother: Paul Adams and wife, Maria, of Deer Park

Sister: Susan Love and husband, Stephen “Skeeter”, of Houston

Numerous other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams
Grandparents: Fannie and Roy Stewart

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


09/03/2015

Mr. Curtis Lee Bryant, 56, of Shreveport, LA. passed away Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 at Roseview Nursing Center in Shreveport LA.

Services will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Revival Tabernacle in Center at 2pm. Visitation will be on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 12pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Rev. Tripplett officiating.

Mr. Bryant is survived by:

Father: James Bryant of Tenaha, TX.

Sisters:
Carolyn Tinner of Center, TX.
Tammy Tinner of Center, TX.
Marthal Lindsey Gates of Center, TX.
Maggie Tinner of Amarillo, TX.
Barbara Tinner of Ft. Worth, TX.
Norma Green of Ft. Worth, TX.
Brenda (Kevin) Dones of Tenaha, TX.

Brothers:
Sammy Bryant of Palestine, TX.
Clifford Jones of Logansport, LA.
James (Kathleen) Tinner of Odessy, TX.
Leavitt Tinner of Amarillo, TX.

Funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


09/2/2015

C.C. Permenter was born December 14, 1930 in Huxley, Texas. That means the Great Depression had already started when he made his way into the world. He was the son of Ettie and Oscar Permenter. Tragically, his biological father died due to an illness when C.C. was only 7 months old. His mother married Bud Oswalt when C.C. was still young, and Bud raised C.C. just as he did their two younger boys.

While he was young, the family moved to Orange, TX so his parents could both work in the shipyard because workers were so desperately needed. Later they moved back to Center, where C.C. was raised. C.C. learned at a young age the value of work as he was splitting shingles by the time he was 7 years old, helping Bud with his carpentry work.

Working with his hands was a life-long skill he developed and honed as he matured into his teenage years. When C.C. was about 17, he was working with a Skill saw, which hit a knot in the wood or something and jumped, landing on and slicing C.C.’s thigh. MANY stitches and a lot of pain later, he decided to become a mechanic. At some point while in Center, he also went to electrical school in the old airplane hangar on the Shelby Highway. He was therefore, a man with many talents: carpentry, mechanics, and electrician.

Danny, C.C.'s brother, attributes C.C. to teaching him about mechanics and getting him into that. Through C.C.’s career as a mechanic, he earned multiple awards from Ford Motor Company and was one of their master mechanics, who trained and taught others, just like he’d done with his brother many years before.

After retiring, he returned to his love of carpentry, working as a finishing carpenter on new homes. C.C. and Mary Lou also made children’s furniture and toys for their grandkids and family.

Danny recalled one time when Danny was very little: CC and Virgil (a relative) were building church benches. Danny, having come in from the rain, picked up a tool that was plugged in and was being so shocked by it that he couldn't turn loose of it or speak. C.C. went to him and hit Danny so hard that Danny and the tool separated. Danny said he was really mad for getting hit so hard (C.C. was 15 years older) until C.C. explained that if he had used less force, they both would have been electrocuted instead. Danny credits C.C. with saving his life.

C.C. married Jimmie Lou when they were young and they had Janise. They later divorced and he married Frankie. That marriage also faltered, ending in divorce. Then he met and married Mary Lou, bringing John and Jane into the fold. C.C. and Lou were married for 38 years, until his death on August 30, 2015.

During these years, they lived in Crockett and Whitney, TX and multiple retirement facilities during the last couple of years until they landed at The Conservatory in Plano, TX, which he loved calling home. C.C. considered himself lucky to be able to do what he wanted in retirement, which was to travel. C.C. and Lou’s first motorhome, bought shortly after they married, unfortunately was stolen. They had to replace it and learned to upgrade on features, which led them to upgrading again and again over the years, eventually owning 15 different R.V.’s.

During their traveling years, they passed through or camped in all the 49 continental states, including Alaska. Through their years in the Travel clubs, they made a lot of friends, and enjoyed living in the R.V. community in Whitney for more than a dozen years, after leaving Crockett.

Grandkids will happily recall moments with C.C. doing things that for him were ordinary, but for little ones were special. He loved his grandkids and loved taking them riding on the tractor with him, swimming, and teaching about nature, like showing them what a mud-dauber was when they were panicking about “a BEE!”

Everyone who knew him will remember his easy smile, kind heart, and willingness to help another.

C.C. is survived by:

Wife, Mary Lou Permenter

Children: Janise Permenter, John (Leslie) Hines, Jane Stewart

Grandchildren: Brandi (Elliott) Haltom, James Edwards, Jim (Katy) Hines, Stacey (Wes) Jordan, Arthur Stewart, Jr.

Great-grandchildren: Taylor Denney, Skylor (Micah) Mumm, Dylan Denney, Makenzie Jordan, Jacoby Jordan, Bethanie Jordan, Rosalie Jordan

Great-great-grandson, Chase Mumm

Brother, Danny (June) Oswalt

Many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ettie Oswalt and Oscar Permenter, step-father Bud Oswalt and brother Dennis (Maxine) Oswalt.

The family will receive friends for a visitation Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Allen Family Funeral Options. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Glenwood Cemetery in Crockett, Texas.

If desired, memorials may be made in C.C.’s name to Boy Scouts of America at www.scouting.org or to the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.org


Charlie Hoosier, age 83, passed away. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX with Rev. Amos Horton, officiating. Visitations will begin on Friday, September 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX. Visitations will also be on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX

He was born to Robert Hoosier and Roberta McCoy on October 2, 1931 in San Augustine, Texas.

Survivors:

Wife, Mrs. Tera Cartwright Hoosier-San Augustine, TX

Children:
Daughter, Charslie Sanders, San Francisco, CA
Daughter, Virginia H. Wilson, Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Gwen Biggers (Leroy) Tyler, TX
Son, John Hoosier (Betty) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Janet Foster (Norman) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Julie Conley (Reggie) Tyler, TX
Daughter, Debra Blakemore (Kerry) Tyler, TX
Son, Sandy Hoosier (Sharon) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Lisia Hampton (Eric) Tyler, TX
Son, Robert Hoosier, Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Teresa Jones Tyler, TX
Daughter, Tammie Johnson (Wendall) Arlington, TX

One Brother: Arthur Hoosier (Renee) of Houston, TX

Brother-in-law: John Mims of Beaumont, TX

Sister-in-law: Christine Hoosier of San Augustine, TX

21 Grandchildren; 20 Great-Grandchildren; and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Services are under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Billy Joe McDuffie, 82, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2015, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Dr. Allen Reed, of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Billy Joe was born July 5, 1933, in Garrison, to Herman McDuffie and Ada Bell Weatherly McDuffie. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1950 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin University. Billy Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at a radar site out of Van Nuys, California. He was discharged in 1955. On December 16, 1955, Billy Joe married Marjorie Rider. They raised their two children in Nacogdoches. Billy Joe spent most of his adult life as a farmer in Garrison. He enjoyed spending time with his family and over-seeing his farms until his death. In the latter part of his life, Billy Joe was well cared for by his wonderful team of caregivers - Gwen, Sandra, Tina, Mary and Lola.

He is survived by
Son: Joe McDuffie and wife, Susan, of Houston

Son-in-law: Charles Fougerousse of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Jack McDuffie of Houston
Caroline McDuffie of Houston
Christopher Fougerousse of Austin
Jennifer Fougerousse of Austin

Brother-in-law: Harold Rider and wife, Ann, of Carthage

Niece: Toni Rider Layton and husband, Charles, of Nacogdoches

Nephew: Terry Rider and wife, Shannon, of Katy

Preceded in death by
Wife: Marjorie Rider McDuffie
Daughter: Patti McDuffie Fougerousse
Parents: Herman McDuffie and Ada Bell Weatherly McDuffie

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Briarwood School, 12207 Whittington Drive, Houston, Texas 77077, in honor of Caroline McDuffie, his youngest grandchild.

Directions to Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas:
From Nacogdoches, travel north on US 59 to Garrison, turn south (right) on FM 95, travel about 3 miles, cemetery on east (left) at CR 289 and Lake Tinkle.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.


Marilyn Elizabeth Maynard, 60, of Timpson, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2015, in Timpson, Texas. She was born on January 18, 1955 to Henry Clark Jr. and Lanie Martin Clark in Berkley County, South Carolina. Services will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 2 PM. Saturday September 5, 2015 with Bro. Doug Duerksen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday September 4, 2015 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

She grew up in Berkley County, South Carolina in a loving family with her brother and sister. She married Jesse T. Maynard, June 23, 1979 and was blessed with 36 years of marriage. MarMar had a passion for cooking. Many that knew her loved especially her fried chicken, but when it came to food, she knew exactly how to prepare it. She has served lots of children in the past 25 years working in the Public School System Food Service Department. She certainly enjoyed spending time with her precious grandchildren. We will treasure the precious memories of her sweet smile, her kindness, her warmth, her energy and her love for life, family and friends. Marilyn was a member of the Eastern Star, Nacogdoches Chapter 428 and attended church at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Thomas Maynard; son, Lucky C. Litchfield Jr. and wife Julie of Lake Dallas, TX; Jessica E. Maynard of Nacogdoches, TX; brother, Tony Clark and wife Mary of Bonneau, SC; sister, Lynn Clark of Moncks Corner, SC; and grand children, Hayden and Harrison Litchfield of Lake Dallas, TX, and Nevaeh and Jacob Maynard of Nacogdoches, TX.; and numerous family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents Henry Jr. and Lanie Martin Clark.

Pallbearers will include Larry Molloy, Jamie Beasley, Jim Crump, Bill Radde, Danny Brown, and Dustin Norris.

Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Boles.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St, Dallas, Texas, 75219. Attention: Development www.tsrhc.org

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements.


09/1/2015

Mr. Ardis Jeff Mosby, age 71, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Mosby passed away on early morning Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas. He was the Constable for Pct. 2 in San Augustine, Texas.

Service will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment to follow at Greer Cemetery with Rev. A. L. Horton, Officiating.

Visitation & Wake will be Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors include

Sons:
Furlon Borders of Houston, Texas
Wesley Mosby (Crystal) of San Augustine, Texas
Eric Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter: Lakesha Holman (Terry) of San Augustine, Texas

15 Grandchildren

1 Brother Rudolf Mosby (Mary) of Beaumont, Texas

1 Sister Doris Robinson (Charles) of Dallas, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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08/29/2015

Jerrel Goings, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Goings was born October 23, 1940, in Shelbyville, to Ennis Goings and Mozell Windham Goings. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by

Wife: Judy Marie Cassell Goings of Shelbyville

Daughter: Ginger Nell White of Kentucky

Grandchildren:
Miranda Gerardo
Jack Edward Tyre Jr.
Tamara Diane Boyer
C.J. Goings
Justin Miles Hughes
Derek Monroe Hughes

Great-Grandchildren: Makayla Tyre, Ty Ross, Ruth Gerardo, Jaydon Tyre, Jarred Tyre, Jordan Anderson, Raylee Boyer, Kendall Boyer, Jaxon Goings, Cooper Goings, Summer Hughes, Shelby Hughes, Stormy Hughes, Jeanne Hughes, Madison Hughes, and Flint Hughes

Sister: Debbie Runnels

Brothers:
W.J. Goings
Leon Goings

Special Nephew: Austin Underbrink

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Penny Hughes
Son: Flint Goings
Parents: Ennis Goings and Mozell Windham Goings
Sisters: Sis Mattox, Billie Goings
Brother: Clovis Goings

Pallbearers will be Jack Tyre Jr., Derek Hughes, Justin Hughes, C.J. Goings, Austin Underbrink and Daniel Gerardo.

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


08/28/2015

On August 27th 2015 at 6 am Priscilla Lynee Shoop died at 65 years young peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born January 18, 1950 in Joliet Illinois.

Priscilla was a beloved woman of God, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She had a hard fight with cancer since 2009 and never had a moment of fear during her treatments. During her cancer battle she continued to serve faithfully in her community at The Denton Freedom House, First Rock Baptist.

She is survived by her husband Forrest (Butch) Shoop of 31 years, 2 son’s Chance and wife Sherri Shoop of Center TX, Brian and wife Clavel Rotolo of Aubrey TX, 2 daughter’s Christy and husband JJ Croix of El Campo TX, Jenny and husband Bud Cain of Nacogdoches TX, 3 sister’s Susan Papesh of New Lenox Il, Janet Kish of Azel TX, Joan Marie Shepard of Pontiac Il, and 8 grandchildren Matt and Emily Shoop, Lane Clifton, Floyd and Easton Cain, Griffen, Marin, and Jillian Croix, and many many friends.

The services for this wonderful woman will be held at The Denton Freedom House, 3083 Trails End, Aubrey, Texas 76227 on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 2 PM. In lieu of flower Priscilla has requested donations to The Denton Freedom House in Care of Brian Rotolo (see address above).


08/27/2015

Pearry Lee Green, 82 of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Thursday morning August 20, 2015. Viewing will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1pm until 6pm at East Lawn Palms Mortuary on 5801 E. Grand Road, Tucson, AZ. Funeral service will be Sunday, August 30, at 2:30pm at Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Dr. Tucson, AZ. Interment, family only, at East Lawn Palms Mortuary following service.

Pearry Lee Green was born in Many, Louisiana on July 1, 1933. The son of Pearry Olyn and Mae Mary (Samples) Green. Pearry was a resident of Tucson for over 50 years. Pearry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janice; his children, Karen Greene-Millard, Evelyn “Janet” Jackson, Tina Giberti; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and his older sister Sammie Allen, his Brother-in-law Bro. Neil Johnson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pearry was the son of a man who was in the logging business and later turned drilling superintendent / oil field troubleshooter, aka a wildcatter. His dad’s work required him to relocate his family often; in fact the family lived in 35 different houses before Pearry started school and he changed schools 48 times during his childhood.

In 1949, Pearry’s family finally settled in Beaumont, Texas USA where his father had become Pastor of the small Emanuel Gospel Church and in the same year while still a teenager, Pearry received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Shortly thereafter, his family went to see William Marrion Branham who was conducting Divine healing meetings in Houston, Texas. Only 16 at the time, this encounter with Reverend Branham would change the course of his life.

In 1952 he attended Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas. He became pastor of the same church his dad was overseer of. In 1965 William Branham asked him to start a church in Tucson. Pearry was 32 years old when he and his family moved to Tucson, Arizona and started Tucson Tabernacle, where he pastored for nearly 50 years.

Over the course of his ministry he traveled the globe many times, visiting over 100 countries. He was a well-known speaker, evangelist, and missionary. He was also a successful businessman. In his earlier years he owned and operated several travel agencies; and then later, notably as the owner of Shamrock Contracting, a gymnasium hardwood flooring specialist.

Pearry’s life desire was to see the lost saved. He looked at every situation as an opportunity to share the Gospel, and at every individual as a potential sinner to be saved. Below is an *account of Pearry’s Bible School classmate and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis;

“Pearry Lee Green, who’d almost gotten kicked out of Bible College when Jerry Lee rocked Waxahachie, never gave up his conviction that his piano-playing friend was born to bring people to the Lord. In 1970, he was at a conference of ministers called the Full Gospel Businessmen’s International in Sydney, Australia, when he learned that Jerry Lee was in town. Jerry Lee was drinking that night, but he asked Pearry Lee to sit on the piano bench with him in front of a well-lubricated, rowdy auditorium crowd of three thousand people. “You’re going to be surprised,” he told the crowd, “but I was going to be a preacher.” He told the crowd of the “singspiration” and how the organized church refused to accept his gift. Then he sang a hymn, an old one from his childhood. The rowdy crowd grew quiet.

“I’m going to tell you something, he had every kid in that place crying,” said Pearry. “I don’t think in my life I’ve ever seen that many young people with tears in their eyes. Jerry Lee’s voice just melted their hearts. If I’d been preaching, I’d have given an invitation for salvation.”

In the streets, behind a pulpit, on the phone, through his best-selling book The Acts of a Prophet, or sitting on a piano bench next to a backslidden rock star, Pearry Green’s singular desire was to see the lost of his generation saved by Jesus Christ.

Bro. Green went to his final reward Thursday morning August 20, 2015 between 4 and 5 AM. The word of God says it, Bro Green preached it and we BELIEVE it….We Will See Him A !!!!

*Bragg, Rick. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. New York: Harper-Collins, 2014 (page 30). Print.


Raymond M. Forbis, 91, of Milam, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Hemphill Care Center in Hemphill.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in Milam with Bro. George Ross officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Milam with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #10351. Visitation will be Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 1, 1923 in Center, Texas to William Levie and Lula Lavenia (Strong) Forbis. He graduated from high school in Crockett. He served in the US Army during WWII where he fought under General Patton. He lived in Jacinto City, Texas where he raised his family. In his lifetime he has helped build several churches. He worked for the City of Galena Park & Galena Park Motors where he was an mechanic. He also worked for Ideal Cement Co in Galena Park. Even after retirement he continued to work for the city of Galena Park. He and his wife moved to Milam in 1986. He was a member of the VFW Post #10351 in Hemphill. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Milam where he served as deacon.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Levie and Lula Forbis, Wife, Dorothy Forbis, Son, James “Jimmy” Forbis, Son, Kenneth “Kenny” Forbis, Infant grandson, James Forbis, Granddaughter, Cheyenne Forbis and Daughter-in-law, Becky Forbis.

He is survived by:

Son:
Michael Forbis & wife, Sharon of Jacinto City

Daughter-in-law:
Ann Forbis of Milam

Grandchildren:
Jason Forbis & wife, Jessica
Rusty Forbis & wife, Amy
Roxanna Lebron-Riccitelli & husband, Rick
Kevin Forbis
Pasty Stanfield
Jeannie Forbis

11 Great-Grandchildren

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter

Brother:
Jack Forbis & wife, Dorothy of Timpson

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


Huey Dan Wagstaff Sr., 74, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. James Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mr. Wagstaff was born October 1, 1940, in Shelby County, to James Edward Wagstaff and Thelma Rae Morris Wagstaff. He was a member of Shelby County Bass Anglers and Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by
Wife: Ruth Wagstaff of Tenaha

Children:
Sheila McCauley and husband, David, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Cheryl Flournoy and husband, Kenneth, of Tenaha
Danny Wagstaff and wife, Michele, of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Ashley McCauley
Joshua McCauley
Lance Wagstaff
Kaleb Wagstaff
Jessica Bush
Taylor Flournoy
Katie Wagstaff
Matthew Flournoy
Cara Wagstaff
Kaylan Wagstaff

Great Grandchildren:
Eli Bush
Addie Bush
Brooklyn Sandoval
Briley Sandoval

Sisters:
Clara Lou Derick of Baton Rouge
Jean Gunter and husband, James, of Keithville, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Edward Wagstaff and Thelma Rae Morris Wagstaff
Brother: Jimmy Wagstaff
Grandparents: O.E. and Clara Wagstaff

Pallbearers will be Matthew Flournoy, Lance Wagstaff, Colton Bush, Matthew Reynolds, Joshua McCauley, Colton Hairgrove and Thomas Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Kaleb Wagstaff.

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


08/26/2015

Mr. Chester Denman,( 93) of Ratcliff, Texas passed away. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12 noon, at Simpson Chapel Baptist Church, 23488 FM 227 E. Kennard, Texas 75847 (Tadmor Community near Ratcliff, Texas).

Visitation and viewing will be from 10:00am-11:15am at Simpson Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

 


Michael Don Fountain, 67, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Old Salem Cemetery with James Martin Cobb officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 25, 1947 in Center to Floyd E. and Era (Martin) Fountain. He worked in logging for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd “Buster” and Era Fountain and Brother, Floyd G. Fountain.

He is survived by:
Wife: Dorothy Moore Fountain, of Center

Children:
Angie Stanley & husband, Johnny, of Center
Curtis Fountain, of Huxley
Michael Fountain, of Nacogdoches

9 Grandchildren:
Machael Cranford & husband, Jami, of Center
Crystal White & Jason Samford, of Center
Lisa Sanford & husband, Dustin, of Center
Brandon Fountain, of Nacogdoches
Ryan Fountain, of Nacogdoches
Bailey Fountain, of Nacogdoches
Zack Carlton, of Center
Tristan Carlton, of Center
Brooklynn Scates, of Center
Bryan Stanley
Alishia Voudrie & husband, Chris

5 Great-Grandchildren:
Kinley & Kash Cranford
Dayton White & Korbin Samford
Gracie Sanford
Ashlynn and Brinley Voudrie

Sister-in-law:
Jackie Fountain of Center

Numerous other relatives and friends

Pallbearers:
Ryan Fountain, Jami Cranford, Jason Samford, James White, Bryan Stanley, Jonathan Clark, Justin Clark and Jacy “Moose” Clark

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


Mr. Travis E. Thomas, 65, of Nacogdoches passed away August 21, 2015 in Nacoogdoches, Texas. Mr. Thomas was born in Dallas to the late Leonard Earl Thomas and Velma Stripling Davis on May 23, 1950.

Burial will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 starting at 11am at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Garrison Texas. Visitations will begin on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2-8pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. Bishop W.E. Nash Jr. will be officiating the services.

Mr. Thomas is survived by:

Wife: Valerie Griffin Thomas of Nacogdoches, TX

Mother: Velma Stripling Davis of Center, TX

Children: Ajoya Jimmerson, Andre Griffin and Marvin Jimmerson all of Nacogdoches,TX

Sisters: Shirley Bell and Gwenn Pruitt of Dallas, TX

Grandchildren: Shanese Griffin, Jorel Jones, Tamira Jackson, Shamara Maiden, Yazariya Williams, and Railyn Thomas; Zeeky “boy” Jimmerson and TayTay Jimmerson

Special Niece: Bridgette Harris of Dallas, TX

Special Brother-in-law: BoyBaby

And a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives.

The funeral services are under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.


08/21/2015

Thomas Earl Fults, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Fults was born January 2, 1948, in Center, to James Earl Fults and Ruby Powdrill Fults. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and reading his Bible.

He is survived by
Sons:
James Fults and wife, Paula, of Center
Stephen Fults and wife, Stephanie, of Center

Five Step Children

Grandchildren:
Emily Fults
Ashley Fults

Thirteen Step Grandchildren

One Step Great-Grandchild

Sister: Dorothy Black of Teague

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Melba Fults
Parents: James Earl Fults and Ruby Powdrill Fults
Sisters: Betty Ruth Ashley, Maxine Fults McSwain

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


08/17/2015

Delbert Jack Palmer, 96, of Center, passed away in the company of family and friends on Sunday, August 16, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 25, 1919, in Shelby County to William James and Camilla Palmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and attended Center High School. He served in the United States Army Air Corp with the Combat Crew #333 WWAAF, Walla Walla, WA. For several years, he worked for John G. Harris Hardware. Then Palmer Refrigeration was formed, and he worked there until the business was sold. After Palmer Refrigeration, he worked for E.L. Bruce Company until he retired. He enjoyed farming and visiting his friends and relatives. He was a loving husband and father, and friend to many. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy and delight of his life. He enjoyed driving to visit his nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, and was always the life of the party. He remained very active until just a few weeks ago. He was very special to all and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William James and Camilla Ida Palmer, Wife, Dorothy Mary Palmer, Brother and Sister-in-law, Johnny Lee and Virginia Palmer and Sister and Brother-in-law, Zelma Adel and John Neal Lacy.
He is survived by:

Son:
Jack P. Palmer of Center
Kenneth Palmer & wife, Ella of Mt. Pleasant

4 Grandchildren:
Jack B. Palmer of San Antonio
Sarah Shires of Center
Jason Palmer of Ft. Worth
Samuel Palmer of Houston

Great-Grandchildren:
Ryan Palmer of Jacksonville
Scarlett & Ella Shires of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Nancy and Bob Warr
Linda and David Reinhart
Janis and Jeep Compton
Dr. Joe Neal and Jane Ann Lacy
Mary Ann and David Pass
Johnny Lee and Sandra Palmer
And many other friends and neighbors who were dear to him

Pallbearers:
Wesley Allen Warr, Dr. Joe N. Lacy, Jack B. Palmer,
Stephen Shires, Matthew Mettauer and Landon Windham

Honorary Pallbearers:
Bob Warr, David Pass, Jason Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Tommy Stewart, Rodney Warr, Zach Warr, Joe Bill Mettauer, Scotty Fleming & Van McDaniel

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


08/15/2015

Helen Frances Gary Hudson, 94, of Timpson, Texas, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. She was born on April 13, 1921 to Ernest and Diamond Spradley Gary in Timpson, Texas. Services will be held at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church at 11 AM. Monday August 17, 2015 with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Visitation will be held Monday August 17, 2015 from 10 AM until 11 AM Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

She grew up in Timpson in a loving family with her five brothers and three sisters. She married Ossie Hudson, September 18, 1937 and was blessed with 59 years of marriage. They began their married life in Timpson and were faithful members of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. They loved singing gospel music and formed a quartet and attended every Sunday afternoon singing broadcast on KDET out of Center.

In 1956, the family moved to Houston and joined Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where she was the choir director for many years. They retired in 1972 and returned to family roots in Timpson and once again joined Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. She never lost her life-long love of singing praises to the Lord and sang many specials at church. Her favorite song was “One Day At A Time” and that's how she lived her life. She was a loving caregiver and she enjoyed gardening, cooking and fellowship with family and friends. The Bible says a Godly woman is worthy of honor. As her family, we want to honor her as the loving Godly woman she was and will always be in our hearts. She was a woman who loved God, was loved by God, and showed God's love to others. She gave us a priceless gift – herself.

We will treasure the precious memories of her sweet smile, her kindness, her warmth, her energy and her love for life, family and friends. She leaves us with the knowledge that we were truly loved and we know that she loved the Lord.

Those left to cherish her memory are:

Her devoted daughters, Louise Renfro and Shirley Powers and husband Jim of Timpson.

Grandchildren, Justin Powers and wife Kristin of Martinsville, and Shanna Powers of Lufkin.

Great-grandchildren, Rexanna Powers of College Station, Haylon Powers of Martinsville, and Morgan Powers of Lufkin.

Sisters, Melma Sparks of Waxahachie, Winnie Molloy of Timpson, and Vera Brooks of Summerfield, Florida.

Sister-in-laws, JoAnn Gary of Timpson, and Nan Oney of Carthage.

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ossie, granson Patrick Powers; son-in-law Johnny Renfro; brothers and sister-in-laws Melvin and Audrey Gary, Elzin and Onita Gary, Jimmy and Mary Gary; brothers Lovis Gary and Mervin Gary; brother-in-laws Norris Sparks, Bobby Molloy and Howard Brooks, and nephew J.E. Gary.


08/13/2015

Craig Steven Wood, 55, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2015, at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Wood was born December 20, 1959, in Dallas, to Bobby Carrol Wood and Jimmie Christine Bailey Wood. He loved the simple, country life.

He is survived by
Children:
Joe Wood and wife, Stacy, of Grapevine
Steven Craig Wood of Dallas
Sara Wood of Grapevine
Tabitha Wood Grady and husband, Kyle, of Combine

Mother: Christine Wood of Balch Springs

Sister: Carolyn Sipes and husband, Danny, of Kaufman

Aunt: Elaine Bailey of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Kayden Wood, Harlow Wood, Kendall Grady, Kannon Grady

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Bobby Carrol Wood
Uncle: Henry Bailey

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


08/11/2015

Kenneth Edward "Cowboy" Davis, age 67, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in Shreveport, La as a result of a log truck accident that occurred in Shelbyville.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Haslam Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating and eulogy by his christian friend, Oris Dean. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 7, 1947 in Silsbee to John E. and Mittie Irene (Jimmerson) Davis. He served in the US Army. He was a member of Haslam Baptist Church in Joaquin. He was a truck driver for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John and Irene Davis, Sister & Brother-in-law, Barbara & Al Cook, Sister, Betty J. Davis and Father-in-law, James Lambeth.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Susie Davis of Joaquin

Children:
Ronnie Davis & wife, Stephanie of Joaquin
Stacy O'Rear & husband, Larry of Huxley
Eric Davis of Joaquin
Kristy Peterson & husband, Terrence of Katy
Rase Davis & wife, Kim of Joaquin
Rhyne Davis & wife, Cheyenne of Nacogdoches
Hannah Davis of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Samantha, Scooter & Randi
Savannah, Roper & Justin
Erica, Riley & Ranger
Terrence & Jaylon
Rangler & Ryder
Addelynn Rose

Brother:
Bill Davis & wife, Joan of Joaquin

Sister:
Carolyn McGehee & Michael Anderson of Joaquin

Mother-in-law:
Sharon Hightower of Porter

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Scooter Davis, Roper Oswalt, Justin O’Rear, Ranger Davis, Terrence Peterson, Jaylon Peterson, Wrangler Davis & Ryder Davis

In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 3949, Shreveport, LA 71101-3949

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Ellen Faye Guozd, age 54, of Center passed away Sunday morning, August 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical center. Services will be Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. A wake will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 7pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Internment will be at Rosevine Cemetery, Rosevine, Texas with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jerry Preston of Center

Daughters:
Lila Guozd of Tennessee
Mary Guozd of Arkansas
April Guozd of Arkansas

Step-Children, Thea and Terry Preston of Center

Sisters:
Edith Cortez of Beaumont, TX
Oleta Cooper of Beaumont, TX

Brothers:
Bubba Howard of New London, TX
Tony HOward of Chireno, TX
Jeff Howard of Nacogdoches, TX

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mrs. Harold Beckett, 89, of Huxley, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 at Strong Cemetery with Bro. Danny Russo officiating.

Mrs. Beckett was born January 21, 1926, in Alma, Arkansas, to Ernest Allen and Minnie Self Allen. She was a member of Do-Si-Do Square Dance Club and was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by:

Son: Allan “Tommy” Elledge of Huxley

Grandson: Derrick Elledge and his wife of Rockwall

Granddaughter: Stacey Pope and her husband of Barling, Arkansas

Three Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Frances Provence of Locke, Arkansas

Brother: Marion Allen of Hickory Springs, North Carolina

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Harold Beckett
Grandson: Douglas Elledge

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


08/10/2015

Lawrence Henry Mooney, Jr., 72, Pasadena formerly of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Linda Searcy officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening August 14, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 17, 1943 in Shelby County to Lawrence H. “Bob” Mooney and Loneita (Pickett) Mooney. He worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Little Arkansas as the head underwriter.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lawrence H. “Bob” and Loneita Mooney.

He is survived by:
Sister:
Giovanna “Givvie” Searcy & husband, James Leon of Pasadena

Brother:
David Mooney of Live Oak, Texas

Nephew:
James L. Searcy, Jr. & wife, Linda

Great-Nephews:
Jason & Nathan Searcy

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


08/08/2015

Bobbie Campbell, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Rev. R.L. Wedgeworth officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Campbell was born October 9, 1941, in Shelby County, to Lynn English and Bernice Payne English. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Mrs. Campbell was also well known for the delicious meals that she prepared. Above all, she loved any time that was spent with her family and friends. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Crit Campbell of Shelbyville

Sons:
Jimmy Campbell and wife, Ellen, of Clute
Lloyd Campbell and wife, Pat, of Angleton
Pete Campbell and wife, Connie, of Sweeny

Sisters:
Vernell English of Nacogdoches
Judy English of Orange

9 Grandchildren

21 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lynn English and Bernice Payne English
Sisters: Johnnie Wilburn, Ara Belle Anthony

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Campbell, Lloyd Campbell, Pete Campbell, Steven Campbell, Clint McKnight, Jeffery Wilburn and Gus Vela.

A special thanks to two of her nieces, Sandy Vega and Loretta Daniels, along with one granddaughter, Rebecca
McKnight, who went above and beyond in caring for Mrs. Campbell as her health began to decline.

The family would also like to thank the doctors and staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for their kindness and care.

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


08/05/2015

Lillie Mae Williamson, 98, of Livingston, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 in Livingston.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Ms. Williamson was born April 19, 1917, in Shelby County, to Samuel Troy Lucas and Leta Johnson Lucas. She was the owner and operator of Lillie Mae’s Grocery for over sixty years. Ms. Williamson was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Velma Louise Edge and husband, John, of Lufkin
Joyce Bright of Livingston

Grandchildren:
Pat Jones and husband, Glen, of Lufkin
Benny Bright of Livingston
Roy Bright of Livingston
Ted Bright of Livingston
Randy Bright and wife, Jo Carol, of Livingston

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Seventeen Great-Great-Grandchildren

Four Great-Great-Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Joe Williamson
Grandson: Michael Edge and wife, Marilyn Edge
Parents: Samuel Troy Lucas and Leta Johnson Lucas
Sister: Vircle McSwain
Brothers: Dennis Lucas, Ennis Lucas

Pallbearers will be Lee Roy “Buck” Johnson, Glen Jones, C.V. McSwain, Larry Berg, Huey Britt, Conlen Jones and Randy Bright. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Adams, Shelton Martin, Billy Fountain, Roy Bright Jr., James Bright, Camden Bright and Gene Mayor.

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


Mickey Don Sample, 58, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mickey was born April 11, 1957, in Shelby County to W.W. Sample and Ardell Anthony Sample. He loved being outdoors and loved anything involving trucks and tractors.

He is survived by
Sisters:
Peggy Johnson and husband, Johnny, of Montgomery
Tina Williams and husband, Clark, of Center
Becky Sparks of Oklahoma

Nieces & Nephews:
Julie Clements and husband, Matt, of Spring
Micah Oberg and wife, Sadie, of Montgomery
Lance Sparks of Blair, Oklahoma
Timothy Sparks and wife, Janice, of Houston
Paul Sparks and wife, Kimberly, of Lawton, Oklahoma

Great-Nieces & Nephews:
Jansen Oberg of Montgomery
Addison Clements of Spring
Brooklynn Clements of Spring
Eva Sparks of Lawton, Oklahoma
Bonnie Sparks of Lawton, Oklahoma

Preceded in death by
Parents: W.W. Sample and Ardell Anthony Sample
Grandparents: Ezekiel Patterson and Vada Lee Bradshaw Anthony; Malcolm and Annie Mae Sample

The family of Mickey Don Sample would like to thank Pine Grove Nursing Home for 26 years of wonderful care.

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


08/04/2015

Marie Cecilia Jetton, 89, of Orange, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Sean Foreman officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Jetton was born December 12, 1925, in Flint, Michigan, to Paul Aikens and Mable Medacco Aikens. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange.

She is survived by
Children:
Roxann King of Wills Point, Texas
Pauletta Terrance of Nashville, Tennessee
Kelly Foreman of Orange, Texas
Larue Jetton and wife, Maria, of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Danna Crow and husband, Don, of Wills Point, Texas
Phillip King and wife, Deena, of Wills Point, Texas
Stormy Terrance of Nashville, Tennessee
Cecilia Ladner and husband, Ondie, of Pass Christian, Mississippi
Michael Foreman II of Orange, Texas
Sean Foreman and wife, Heather, of Orange, Texas
Christy Kelley and husband, Jeremiah, of Nashville, Tennessee
Carl Jetton of Orange, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Kathleen Burgess and husband, Travis, Daniel Crow and wife, Brittney, Caden Beckham, Jason Malley and wife, Ashlee, Paige Malley, Kaden Malley, Brooke Ladner, Dorian Smith, Anthony Kelley, Breeana Kelley, Isaiah Foreman, Jenna Minyard, Hunter King

Preceded in death by
Husband: Duel Larue Jetton
Son: Carl Popham
Parents: Paul Aikens and Mable Medacco Aikens
13 Brothers and Sisters

Pallbearers will be Jason Malley, Michael Foreman, Sean Foreman, Daniel Crow, Carl Jetton and Phillip King.

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


08/02/2015

Cora Louise Yarbrough, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.

Ms. Yarbrough was born November 6, 1942, in Center, to Grady Risinger and Allie Risinger. She was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church in Patroon.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sara Yarbrough Kincel of Pineland

Son: Welton Yarbrough Jr. and wife, Tina, of Groveton

Grandchildren:
Kristi Petina of Austin
Trey McElhaney III and wife, Kristen, of Pandora
Lee Kincel of Broaddus
Brooke Kincel of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Moses Patina of Austin
Lane McElhaney of Pandora
Paxton McElhaney of Pandora

Brothers & Sisters:
Delbert Risinger of Orange
Marlon Risinger of Orange
Sybil Truss of Nacogdoches
Jerry Risinger and wife, Lona, of Orange
Shirley Webb and husband, Tuffy, of San Leon

Preceded in death by
Husband: Welton Yarbrough
Parents: Grady Risinger and Allie Risinger
Sisters-in-law: Joyce Risinger, Berline Risinger, Louise Waller
Brother-in-law: Elray Truss

Pallbearers will be Mike Risinger, Ronni Risinger, Trey McElhaney, Lee Kincel, Robbie Truss and Bryan Risinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Kristi Patina and Brooke Kincel.

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


Jackie Lee Fountain, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his residence.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, August 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Cremation to follow.

He was born August 15, 1952 in Center to Homer Lafayette “Jack” Fountain, Sr. and Rachel (Brown) Fountain. He owned and operated Fountain Plumbing for over 30 years. He was a loving husband, loved his children and grandchildren, “the best Poppa ever”. He was an avid drag racer. He loved to laugh & his laugh was infectious. He collected Milwaukee everything. He was so loving & giving.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Homer “Jack” and Rachel Fountain, Wife, Jana (Jones) Fountain, Brother, Homer Fountain, Jr. and Mother-in-law, Maxine Childress.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Teena Childress Fountain of Joaquin
Children:
Jeremy Lee Fountain of Center
Laila & Tory Chambliss of Joaquin
Jodie & Amanda Fountain of Center
Titus & Wendi Chambliss of Joaquin
Taylor & David Baez of Jacksonville
Thatcher Chambliss of Phoenix, AZ
Grandchildren:
Jordin Lee Fountain & wife, Kelley of Center
Charlie Fountain of Center
Megan Faith McShane of Center
Kyle Chambliss of Joaquin
Case Chambliss of Joaquin
Marlana Nikkole Fountain & Madison Sheets of Center
Randi Leigh & Rilee Elizabeth Chambliss of Joaquin
Sage & Jose Baez of Jacksonville
Great Grandson:
Jaxon Lee Fountain of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts & Uncles
Beloved Furbabies:
Mookie, Maisy, Mable, CoCo, Big Star & Little Star

Family & Friends are invited to Laila & Tory’s house after service, 437 CR 3845, Joaquin, Texas 75954

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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07/29/2015

George Allen Daily, 61, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Jack Comer of Circle Drive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be preceding the service from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 30, 1953, he was the son of W.T. Daily and Francis (Carr) Daily. Paw Paw loved fishing, watching T.V., and playing with his grandkids. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Edward Daily.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Laurel Daily; daughter Brandy Lang and husband Chris, of Tennessee; son, Shane Daily and wife Rebekah, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Graham and Eli Daily; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Hardy and wife Kathy, of Center, and Richard Hardy and wife, Cheryl, of Harleton; sister-in-law, Wylma Beckham and husband Delbert, of Center; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Hardy, Delbert Beckham, Richard Hardy, Charlie Wells, David Poole, and Paul Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Torbett, Graham Daily, and Eli Daily.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to J.C. Walters, Jr. Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 4384 Houston, Texas 77210-4384.


07/27/2015

Branda Nell Milford, 67, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2015 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Center, Texas on June 22, 1948, the daughter of Albert Ritter and Eathel Langford Ritter. Funeral services for Branda will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Branda grew up in the Buncombe community in Panola County. She attended Gary High School where she was very active in basketball and track. Branda married Carroll Milford on July 23, 1968. She had many varied interests. Her family had raised horses for nearly 50 years. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to “the boats”.

Branda is survived by her daughter, Tamie Yates; step-sons, Doug Milford and his wife, Shelby, Randy Milford and his wife, Lisa, Charles “Bojack” Milford and his wife, Stephanie and Terry Milford; grandchildren, Amanda Yates and Logan Yates; step grandchildren Cole, Casey, Dea, Doug, Kane, Kale, Mylee, Carolina, Randa, Brandy and Dana Jo; great-grandchildren Tanner, Layci Jo, Hope, Connor, Karson, Kutter and Kase; sisters Doris Ritter, Rene Davis and her husband, Billy Wayne; brothers Jimmy Ritter and his wife, Linda and Guy Ritter and his wife, Melba; sister-in-law Jan Ritter; nephews Joe Ritter, Jimmy Griffin and Brad Griffin; nieces Angela Bush, Annete Sharma, Anita Whitfill and Amelia Schoolcraft.

Branda was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Eathel Ritter; her husband Carroll Wayne Milford; mother and father-in-law Barnie and Monthielde Milford; nephew Thomas Carroll Griffin; brothers Landy Ritter, Berdette Ritter and Langford Ritter; sister-in-law Mary Lois Griffin and brother-in-law Lee Griffin.

Serving as pallbearers for Branda will be Joe Ritter, Tanner Murdock, Shawn Milford, Doug “Goob” Milford, Jimmy Griffin and Brad Griffin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sam Grabowski, Jack Coe, Steve Blayke , Odell Wiggins and Harmie Smith


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07/26/2015

Kay Williams Stewart, 54, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas.

Ms. Stewart was born September 5, 1960 in Center to Charles L. Williams and Jackie A. Williams. She was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kevin L. Jones, Greg Frazier, Paul Frazier, Dewayne Crocker, Jon Davis, and Matt Williams.

She is survived by

Father:
Charles L Williams and wife Francis of Center

Children:
Gregory P. Frazier and Jackie, of Center
Britney Stewart of San Antonio

Special Cousin:
Sheila B. Jones & Husband Kevin of Center

Sisters:
Jan Brown
Kim Williams

Brothers:
Andy Williams of Center
Matt Williams of Center

Grandchildren:
Kimberleigh Frazier Calloway & husband Jeremy of Blair, TX
Caitlyn Basham of Center
Devon Wiley of Center
Dylan Calloway Center
Raylynn Kay Bounds of San Antonio
Danie’l Stewart
Marti Allen
Briley Jones
Abigail Jones
Carmen Brooks
Kacie Stewart

Great Grand Son Sawyer Calloway of Blair, OK

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Mother: Jackie Adams Williams
Son: Zackary Stewart
Grandparents: Fannie Jetton Adams and Clayter Adams

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

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



07/25/2015

Suzanne Everett McAdams, 71, of Center, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be Sunday July 26, from 12:00pm to 2:00 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Dr. Robert de Wolfe officiating.

Rohte Suzanne Everett McAdams was born July 22nd, 1944, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Creed Edward Everett and Rohte Gene Yarbrough Everett. She spent her childhood years in Garrison, and was drum major at Garrison High School. She earned her Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin and spent the majority of her career teaching in San Augustine. She was a loyal member of Beta Sigma Phi (Preceptor Upsilon), and made many dear friends through this organization. She once worked at the green houses at Texas A&M University, and carried on her hobby of gardening throughout her life. She valued her role as a mother, always being kind-hearted, and generous, above all else. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Frank, Jodi and Benji.

She is survived by

Children:
Laura Lucinda Blount
Benjamin and wife Laura Luna Blount
Jane Blount and Husband Rob Gasca

Grandchildren:
Frank Sebastion Schott
Jodi Neftali Blount
Benjamin Antonio Blount
Grayson Taylor Gasca
Carson Leigh Gasca

Brothers-in-law:
Billy Bob McAdams and wife, Lisa

Sister-in-law:
Claudine McAdams

Nephews:
Josh and wife Sharisse McAdams
Cole and wife Dana McAdams

Cousins:
Jania Ashby
Louis Bryan
Becky Kinzer
April Schatte

Lifelong friend:
Danny Jean Ballard

Preceded in death by
Husband: Kenneth R. McAdams
Brother: Kenneth Everett
Parents: Creed Edward Everett and Rohte Gene Yarbrough

Donations in Honor of Suzanne McAdams can be made to the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center
P.O. Box 1026
Center, Tx 75935
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Milton H. Cooper passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Tyler.Graveside services for Mr. Cooper, Sr., 83, of Tyler, will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center, TX.

He was born in rural Harris County, Texas on April 16, 1932. He was preceded in death by his father,Horace W. Cooper, and mother, Allene Cooper.

Milton proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the Sharon Shrine Temple in Tyler, Texas and was a mason for over 50 years.

Upon completion of a degree in education from the University of Houston in 1955, Milton began teaching sixth grade in Houston Independent School District. After sixteen years in the Houston Independent School District, he began his twenty-year career in the Spring Independent School District where he was the first principal of Bammel Middle School. He was a director, principal, and assistant superintendent in Spring ISD. Spring ISD’s 18th elementary school was named after Mr. Cooper.

Milton is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Anne Rodgers Cooper, and a legacy of his sister MaryJo Cooper of Houston, two sons and three granddaughters including son, Milton, Jr. and wife Carla, and granddaughter Katy of Houston; and son, Paul and wife Vickie, and granddaughters, Ashley andRachel of Tyler. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Milton H. Cooper, may be made to the memorial of your choice.

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


07/24/2015

James Lee Choron, 62, of Moscow, Russia, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Memorial services are unknown at this time.

Jimmy Choron was born 4 December 1953 in Dallas, Texas and was lovingly reared and cared for by his parents, J. Wilton and Grace Choron. He graduated from Center in 1973. In 1995 he moved to Russia after accepting a job offer from Kodak where he continued to live and participate in a variety of opportunities.

He is survived by:
Mother: Grace Choron of Center.

Wife of 17 years: Violetta Berezina of Moscow, Russia.

Son : Erik Choron and wife, Valerie, of Copperas Cove

Daughters:
Megan Henderson, of Diboll
Heather Munding and husband Steven, of Killeen

7 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Father, J. Wilton Choron of Center

In lieu of flowers, make donations to your local church and be encouraged to find peace within yourself.


07/23/2015

Billy Gene “Bill” Ramsey, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Billy Gene was born June 20, 1928, in Shelby County, Texas, to Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey. He later moved to Houston, where he lived for 50 years, raised his family, worked as both a lineman and foreman at Houston Light and Power and served in various church and community roles. He retired after 36 years of service. In 2000, following his retirement, Billy Gene and Ouida moved back home to Shelby County, where they are active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife of 68 years: Ouida “Bunkin” Crawford Ramsey of Center

Sons:
Larry Ramsey and wife, Evelyn, of Hockley
Tommy Ramsey and wife, Terri, of Humble
Craig Ramsey and wife, Tracey, of Humble

Daughters:
Carol Ramsey Lowther and husband, Rick, of Mesa, Arizona
Kay Ramsey of Center

14 Grandchildren

14 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey
Brothers: Byron Glen Ramsey, Doyle Ramsey, Buster Lee “Pete” Ramsey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association
c/o Jackie Grant
269 CR 1505
Center, Texas 75935

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


Dawn Bradley Lang, 72, of Garrison, was called to be with our Lord on July 16, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Dawn was born August 21, 1942 in Battle Creek, MI. She lived a life of service to her church, her family and to others in need. A faithful Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and active member of the community, Dawn committed her life to showing kindness to those around her. She worked as a nurse at Garrison Nursing Home, served as choir director at First Methodist Church in Garrison, was a member of the Timpson chapter of Eastern Star and served as Grand Matron of the Garrison chapter. Dawn had a lovely smile and uplifting personality that would always light up the room. All those who knew and loved Dawn know that the world is a lesser place as a result of her passing.

Preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Fred Lang. Her parents Rex Bradley and Jeanne Bradley

She is survived by her Brother Brent Bradley and his wife Tammy Bradley from Kelso Washington, Brother Bryce Bradley and his wife Leanna Bradley from Kelso Washington, Niece Jennifer Bradley and Nephews Jeff Bradley, Aaryn Bradley, Brent Bradley, Corey Bradley and Owen Bradley.

She is survived by her sons Tracey Lang and his wife Denise from Richmond Tx, David Lang, his wife Gina, Son Troy Lang and his wife, Jill, Granddaughter Brittany Lang, Grandson Myles Lang, Grandson Rian Lang, his wife Ashley, Granddaughters Cheyenne and Brooklynn from Alvin Tx, Christopher Lang, his wife Jacqueline and son Xander from Woodlands Tx, son Charles Lang Jr. from College Station Tx, Grandchildren Cameron and Susanne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Order of the Eastern Star – Garrison Chapter No. 192
231 N. “B” Avenue
Garrison, Texas 75946

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.


Funeral services for Mrs. Queen Esther Moore Garrett (81) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St Paul Baptist Church, (617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas), 11:00am. Rev. Alvin Brinson will be officiating.

Mrs. Queen Esther Moore, Garrett was born on November 3, 1933 to the late Zebedee and Louisa Moore in Shelbyville, Texas

She united with the East Hamilton Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until she left to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015. She believed in working for the Lord. She sang in the choir, was the director of the food committee, and diligently worked on the building fund committee.

She attended and graduated from the East Liberty School where she was a member of the basketball team.

She was retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where she worked for over 19 years and made many friends.

She united in marriage to the late William Garrett on December 10, 1955 to the union two daughters were born. Pearl McLendon (A.L.) and Robbie Garrett both of Center. She leaves to cherish her memory five grandchildren: Rochelle (Aaron) Robinson, O’Bryan Land, Marlon (Jessica) Cartwright, Denise Garrett, and Asia Garrett. Two great-grandchildren Aiden Robinson and Allen Hutto. Six brothers: Mervin Gene, R.L, Robert, and Zebedee Jr. (Lula) Moore all of Center. Carl (Dazella) and Billy Earl (Peggy) Moore of Houston, Texas. One sister: Lou Byndom of Center, Texas. Three brother-in-laws: Sam (Judy), Lee Garrett of Tyler, Texas and AJ Garett of Beaumont. Sister-in-laws Mae Ella Moore of Shelbyville, Texas. Raised as special brothers: Tom Cartwright (Sandra) of Silsbee, Texas; James (Elizabeth) of Sacramento, Ca; Lem Cartwright of Center, and Sammy Garrett of Shelbyville. Special cousins including Minnie Brinson, Lola Chumbley, and Eloise “Doll” Johnson. She was preceding in death by brothers Lee Arvis, Ellis P., and Willie Earl Moore.

She leaves also to cherish her memory her pet cat “Bad Boy” and her dog “Boxer” along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, 2015 at Hicks Chapel, (804 MLK Drive, Center, Texas), from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Burial will be at Burton Field Cemetery in the East Hamilton Community

Repass will be at Park Pit (Mrs. Jessie Fountain’s) following the services.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935


07/22/2015

Era Gilchrist, 97, Center, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jack Manley and Rev. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Gilchrist was born May 18, 1918, in Shelby County, to Robert L. Anding and Versie Collins Anding. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter No. 348, the Den Mother of the Cub Scouts and also a member of First Assembly of Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Dickie Gilchrist and wife, Eldora, of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: B.T. “Dick” Gilchrist
Parents: Robert L. Anding and Versie Collins Anding
Sisters: Apple Anding, Oveda Anding
Brother: Leroy Anding

Pallbearers will be Mark Ivey, Randolph Lout, John Monk and Floyd Wright.

A special thanks to East Texas Home Health and HeartsWay Hospice for their love and care.

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


Bessie Lou Green, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday May 31, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday August 1, 2015 at the home of Danny & Cheryl Green. Her request was that family and friends gather and have a big Italian dinner in honor of her family. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.

Bess was born March 15, 1933, in Port Arthur Texas to Anthony Campise and Opal Miller Campise. She later met Fred Green to whom she was married to for 61 years. She was an exceptional cook and homemaker.

She is survived by her children:

Danny Green and wife Cheryl of Shelbyville
Ron Green and wife Donna of Lafayette, Louisiana
Theresa Stem and husband, Bill of Nampa, Idaho

Sister:
Frances Strong of Orange, Texas

Brother:
Anthony Campise and wife Lyndell of Groves, Texas

10 Grandchildren:
16 Great-Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins

Preceded in death by:
Husband - Fred C. Green
Parents Anthony & Opal Campise
Daughter – Susan Green

Our home number is 936-368-2832 if you need directions.



Graveside services for Fannie Mae Caid, 93, of Tyler, will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Pat Alvey and Rev. Carl Smith officiating, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caid passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 in Tyler.
She was born July 3, 1922 in Woods, Texas, to Aaron Frank Baldwin and Bernice Gibson Baldwin.

Fannie Mae was a member of Friendly Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas and a former member of First Baptist Church of Center, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in Center, Texas. She held the position of admittance clerk with East Jefferson General Hospital until she retired.

Fannie Mae was preceded in death by her father Aaron Frank Baldwin, her mother Bernice Gibson Baldwin, and her sister Helon Marie Harwell.

She is survived by her loving family including daughter, Lanelle Picarella and her husband Joe; son, Jeff C. Caid and his wife Cindy; grandsons, Aaron Picarella and Kip Picarella and his wife Alyssa; granddaughters, Jessica Carroll and her husband Jeffrey, Lisa Taylor and her husband Joe and Marissa Caid; four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff C. Caid, Joe Picarella, Aaron Picarella, Kip Picarella, Jeffrey Carroll, and Joe Taylor.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701


07/20/2015

Karen Sue Haynes Reynolds, 59, of Center, passed away July 20, 2015 in Cushing.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Reynolds was born December 7, 1955, in Dennison, to Billy Ray Reynolds and Helen Jean Askew Reynolds. She loved watching cooking shows and caring for others, especially her family and her dogs. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Son: Christopher Reynolds and wife, Julia, of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Zander Reynolds of Nacogdoches

Sister: Brenda Yoachum of Garrison

Mother: Helen Jean Reynolds of Center

Brothers:
John Reynolds of Center
Michael Reynolds of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Billy Ray Reynolds
Brother: Billy M. Reynolds

Pallbearers will be William Reynolds, Tristian Reynolds, Cameron Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Billy Yoachum and Larry Askew.

Memorial donations may be made to:American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

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


A funeral service for Mr. Alex Joe “Jay” Travis, 89, of Beckville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jerry Phillips, Pastor Ray Holland, and Bro. Danny Dodson. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Travis passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2015, at his home in Beckville with his family by his side.

Alex Joe “Jay” Travis was born on June 26, 1926, in Ada, OK to the late Alvis and Martha Taylor Travis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1947. During this time he met and married the love of his life, Zettie Mae Smith, on Sept. 1, 1945, in Center. He happily and lovingly provided for his family as a Fabricater Welder for Zachary and Brown & Root for many years until his retirement. They moved to Beckville in 1977, from Savoy, TX and were a member of the First Baptist Church of Beckville. Their pastor and pastor’s wife for many years, Bro. Jerry and Mrs. Banita, held a very special place in their hearts. Mr. Travis was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years and son, Tommie Joe “Jody” Travis.

Mr. Travis is survived by daughters, Brenda Wright and husband Robert of Beckville and Debbie Dodson and husband Danny of Center; sisters, Alyene Moyer, Ophelia Wheeler, and Floreta Oxley; brother, Floyd Travis; grandchildren, Kevin Johns and wife Cherrie of Beckville, Ricky Johns and wife Shona of Beckville, Randy Johns and wife Angel of Harleton, Angie Stone and husband Scott of Beckville, Craig Travis and wife Robin of Carthage, Jason Travis and wife Casey of Beckville, Raymond Dodson and wife Kim of Dallas, and Misty Dodson of Arlington; special adopted granddaughter, Mary Moore of Center; great-grandchildren, Brittany Mojica and husband Fidel of Beckville, Samantha, Sydney, Parker, and Savanah Johns of Beckville, Gunner Smith of Harleton, Sawyer Johns of Harleton, Alyssa Garcia and husband Adrian of Beckville, Dustin Travis of The Colony, Kaleb Travis of Carthage, Leah and Sienna Stone of Denton, Chelsea Taylor and husband Josh of Carthage, Ben, AJ, and Tucker Travis of Beckville, and Nicholas and Brandon Dodson of Center; special adopted great-grandchildren, Brylie and Grayson of Center; great-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jayden Mojica of Beckville, Addison Marie and Alivia Mae Garcia of Henderson, and Raylie Taylor of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Janis Travis Morris; and son-in-law, Glenn Johns.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Anita Lindley with the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport for the loving care shown to Mr. Travis.

Pallbearers are Kevin Johns, Ricky Johns, Randy Johns, Craig Travis, Jason Travis, and Raymond Dodson. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Johns, Scott Stone, Woody Keating, and Dago Yarborough.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Beckville, P.O. Box 329, Beckville, TX 75631.

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


Ira Clifton (Cliff) Burgay was born January 12, 1934 to Ira and Cleo Burgay in Shelby County. He died July 16, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

 

 

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be one hour before service 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

 

 

Survivors:

Daughters:
Phyllis Burgay Griffin and Sharon Burgay

Granddaughter: Suzanne Lang

Grandsons:
Brandon Griffin and Cameron Lang

Nephews:
Steven Haney and Stanley Haney

Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family

Preceded in death by: Parents: Ira Clifton Burgay, Sr. and Cleo “Pat” (Patsford) Burgay
Brothers; Bobby Gene Burgay and Jim Burgay
Sister; Betty Bernice Haney

The service are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.



07/18/2015

Aubrey Dean Lamon, 63, of Center, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Lamon was born September 29, 1951, in Lufkin, to Marion Dean Lamon and Hester Arlene Pinkston Lamon. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Dianne Lamon of Center

Son: Aubrey Lamon II and wife, Kayla, of Center

Father: Rev. M.D. Lamon of Center

Sister: Shirley Goodwin and husband, Richard, of Center

Brothers:
Garfield D. Lamon Sr. of Woodville
Don Lamon and wife, Rilda, of Mississippi

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Hester Arlene Pinkston Lamon

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


J.C. “Buck” Turner, 60, of Center, passed away July 17, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Turner was born February 9, 1955, in Center, to Jesse Cleveland Turner Sr. and Dimple Cunningham Turner. He was a member of the Barnstorm Survivors Band, with whom he performed several benefits and also participated in the Toys for Tots Drive.

He is survived by
Son: Steven Turner and wife, January Nicole, of Center

Grandchildren:
River LeAnn Turner of Center
Jordan Turner of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Brother: Billy Wayne Turner
Sisters: Linda Turner Thatcher, Rose Turner Pytlewizz, Pat Turner
Parents: Jesse Cleveland Turner Sr. and Dimple Cunningham Turner

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...” -- Irving Berlin

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


07/17/2015

Gene Lung, 80, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Military honors graveside will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Mr. Lung was born June 27, 1935, in Rushville, Illinois, to Elmer Lawrence Lung and Dorothy Irene Walker Lung. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked for AT&T, where he retired after several years of service. Mr. Lung was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Sandra Abla of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandson: Michael Bush and wife, Dawn, of Haughton, Louisiana

Great-Granddaughter: Chelsea Lewis Bush of Haughton, Louisiana

Cousin: Lois Rittenhouse of Colchester, Illinois

Friend: Mary Lee Hart of Huxley, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elmer Lawrence Lung and Dorothy Irene Walker Lung
Mother of Sandra: Elsie Lung
Brother: Gary Lung

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


Shirley Barton, 75, of Winnsboro, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Winnsboro.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Sam Roe officiating.

Ms. Barton was born February 2, 1940 in Logansport, Louisiana, to Jessie W. Smith and Valera Christine Alexander Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Mike Barton and wife, Misty, of Winnsboro
Gregg Barton of Winnsboro

Grandchildren:
Bart Barton
Joshua Barton
Maria Barton
Kendell Hill
Keaton Hargett

Great Grandchildren:
Angel Michelle Barton
Trenten Hill
Brayden Hill
Dawson Hill

Brother: Carl Smith and wife, Mary, of Logansport, Louisiana

Sister: Linda Goforth of Paris

Preceded in death by
Husband: Huey P. Barton
Son: Ricky Barton
Parents: Jessie W. Smith and Valera Christine Alexander Smith

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


Robert Purcell (Bob) Goodman, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2015, at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana, under the direction of Rose-Neath Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodman was born April 21, 1932, in Navasota, to Charles Alexander Goodman and Wyatt Brown Goodman.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Virginia Goodman Anderson and husband, Steve, of Columbus, Texas
Vickie Goodman Brown and husband, Thomas, of Katy, Texas
Kimberly Jane Goodman of Shelbyville

Sons:
Robert P. Goodman and wife, Reba, of Corpus Christi, Texas
Kyle Jeffers Goodman of Taylor, Arkansas
Kelly Jay Goodman of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Tamara Rose Rameriz and husband, Christopher
Thomas Wayne Brown
Eric Jay Brown and wife, Chandra
Carmen Lugo and husband, Jason
Carlos Llora and wife, Jessany
Jeremy Anderson and wife, Amanda
Sarah Nugent and husband, Brant
Zachary Anderson and wife, Adrienne
Royce Goodman and wife, Laura
Robbin Goodman and wife, Rosa Bell
Reed Goodman
Rebecka Marie Barton
Elizabeth Ann Barton
Sarah Caroline Barton
William Ryan Goodman
Kasi Goodman

18 Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Lawrence Philip Goodman and wife, Elaine, of Houston, Texas

Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Jewell Shipp Gillette and husband, Bill, of Bossier City, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Wife: Glenis Beck Goodman
Wife: Patti V. Shipp Goodman
Parents: Charles Alexander Goodman and Wyatt Brown Goodman
Son: William Jack Goodman
Daughter: Lynda Sue Goodman
Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mary Wyatt Goodman Szenasi and Mickey, Mildred Elizabeth Goodman Easley and Robert (Bubba)
Brothers and Sisters-in-law: James Richard Goodman and Ruth (Hensley), Charles Doyle Goodman and Dorothy (Phillips)

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Donald Ray (Doc) Moore.

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


Clara Fern Harrison Christensen, 89, a resident of Mesa, AZ, passed away on July 1, 2015 in Mesa.

She was born on July 15, 1925, to Wiley Braxton and Maude (Corley) Harrison in Tenaha, Texas. Fern graduated from Tenaha High School and business college in Alexandria, Louisiana, where in 1944 she met Warren Christensen, while he was stationed at Alexandria Army Air Base. Upon his return from the War, they married and settled in Tillamook, Oregon to raise their family. They moved to Mesa, Arizona, then later retired to Texas to the family home. She and Warren moved back to Mesa in 2010.

Fern was on the residents board at the Citadel. She enjoyed flower arranging and cooking. Her specialty was country fried chicken, which was hard to beat. She cherished spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Jarzyna and her husband Mark; daughter Cheri Bradshaw (husband, Allen); grandchildren John Warren Dickinson and his wife Robbin, Mark Richard Dickinson and his wife Amiee, Kristen Lee Bradshaw MacKenzie and her husband Scot, Lee Allen Bradshaw and his wife Lisa; great-grandchildren John Griffin “Finn” Dickinson, Evelyn Clara Dickinson, Grant Dickinson, Alex Simpson, Brodrick Christen Bradshaw, Bromley Dallen Bradshaw, Kaitlin Anne MacKenzie, Isobel Grace MacKenzie and numerous nieces and nephews in Texas and Oregon.

Fern is preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren, son in law Allen Bradshaw and her 6 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at Corley Harrison Family Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, Texas.

Online remembrances may be left at: www.mariposagardens.com



07/15/2015

Bertha Olene Henderson, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Michael Joe Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Henderson was born September 12, 1929, in Center, to Dandy Horton Byford and Nora Ruth Anderson Byford. She retired from Pasadena ISD in May of 1986. Mrs. Henderson and her husband travelled extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

She is survived by
Children:
Shirley Russom and husband, Charlie, of Arlington
Douglas Henderson and wife, Wanda, of League City
Kathryn Trejo of Pasadena

10 Grandchildren

15 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Walter Henderson
Son: James David Henderson
Great Granddaughter: Carly Bolton
Parents: Dandy Horton Byford and Nora Ruth Anderson Byford
Two Brothers
Two Sisters

Pallbearers will be Bryan Mazac, Kevin Garpne, Jason Henderson, Joel Henderson, Billy Mazac and Jeffrey Kwas. Honorary pallbearer will be Brian Whiteside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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


07/14/2015

Brooksie Lee Miller Lipscomb, age 85 of Tenaha, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 1p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 2, 1929 in Shelby County to parents, C.F. & Willie Elizabeth (Brittain) Miller. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in the accounting and scheduling departments for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, C.F. & Willie Miller, husband, R.H. Lipscomb, Jr., infant brother, Little Ora Miller, brother, Calvin Miller, brother, Henry Miller and sister, Vera Miller.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Elizabeth Ann Marett & husband, Jimmy of Tenaha
Son:
Ed Lipscomb & wife, Pam of Houston

Grandchildren:
Jamie Norris & husband, Jonothon of Crosby
Susan Roberts & husband, Andrew of Houston

Numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren

Sister-in-law:
Jackie Miller of Tenaha

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


Bobby D. Bell, 67, of Garrison, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 in Garrison.

A military honors graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Bell was born January 23, 1948, in Nacogdoches, to Clifford Bell and Rachel Bailey Bell. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Bell was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by
Children:
Amy Sarkies and husband, David, of Garrison
Emily Mitchell and husband, Aaron, of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Britany Sarkies
Tiffany Fox
Troy Sarkies
Madeline Mitchell
Ace Mitchell

Great Grandchildren:
Channing Fox
Rhett Sarkies

Brother: Darrell Bell

Sisters:
Pam McFadden and husband, Clayton
Debra Ward

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Jennifer Jo Bell
Parents: Clifford Bell and Rachel Bailey Bell
One Sister
One Brother

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.


07/13/2015

Bacil Risinger, Sr., 81, of Mauriceville, Texas passed away Monday, July 13, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born March 10, 1934 in Patroon, Texas to Huey and Ruth Armstreet Risinger, he had lived most of his life in Mauriceville and was a ship fitter, having worked at Levingston Shipyard and Texas Dry dock where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his mother & father; daughter, Elouise ”Punkin” Risinger; a grandson, Bacil Risinger III; and sisters, Macie Perry and Wanda Bando.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Louise Risinger of Mauriceville; sons, Bacil & Julie Risinger, Jr. of Orange, and Mathew & Monica Risinger of Mauriceville; 2 sisters, Mavis Elliott of Shelbyville and Mary Magali of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home, Buna, Texas.

Roger Guyton Hopkins, age 67, of Morrow, Georgia, passed away March 11, 2015, at his residence. Graveside interment memorial service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park, 1554 Hwy. 7, Center, Texas at 10AM on Saturday, July 18, 2015.


Roger Guyton "Guy" Hopkins was born on Father's Day, June 15, 1947 in Center, Texas to James Granvel Hopkins and his wife Maudine Hughes Hopkins. He is survived by his brother Teddy Hopkins of Center, Texas and his wife Becky. He married the love of his life, Linda Thompson, on July 21, 1973 in Tenaha, Texas. He and Linda have three children; Rachael Gabrielle Hopkins, Rebekah Michelle Hopkins Frederick (spouse Michael Frederick) and Benjamin Raphael Hopkins (spouse Paige Burleigh Hopkins). Rebekah and Michael have two children Genevieve Abigail and Jacob Christopher Frederick. Ben and Paige have one son Sebastian Connor Hopkins. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

The family thanks you for all the condolences they have received. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made, in memory of Guy, to one of the following organizations that were dear to his heart:

Southern Grace Hospice l
364 Racetrack Road
McDonough, GA 30252
http://www.southerngracehospice.com/

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
http://www.theaftd.org/


07/12/2015

Huey Dan Phillips, age 84, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11am Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with military honors given by our local VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 22, 1930 in Gary, Texas to J.C. and Maggie Belle (Ritter) Phillips. He served in the US Army. He was a long time school teacher. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and also played the organ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, J.C. & Maggie Phillips, Brothers, James Phillips, Alton Ross Phillips and Lovis Clifton Phillips and Sisters, Reba Irene Phillips Bowlin and Jessie Belle Campbell.

He is survived by:

Wife of 48 years:
Mary Jo Dean Phillips of Huxley

Son:
Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Nathaniel Ray Devers
Mary Elizabeth Devers

Sister-in-law:
Charlsie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ross of Center
Laretta Dean of Huxley

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Bob & Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu

Family request that donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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


Ernest “Buddy” Baggett, 87, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 22, 1927 in Converse, LA to James Averett and Virginia Delores ( Myers) Baggett. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Averett and Virginia Baggett, Daughter, Debra Jan Johnson, Brother, Clifford Baggett and an infant sister.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Wayne Baggett of Center
Grandchildren:
Brandi Johnson of Center
Brad Johnson & wife Chavaletta of Center
4 Great Grandchildren:
Kaitlyn, Khloe & Bryce Johnson & Mahalia Raymond
Sisters:
Hazel Brittain of Garrison
Ella Manshack of Center
Joyce Noble & husband, Roy Edward of Joaquin
Brother:
Pete Baggett & wife, Sharon of Nacogdoches
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

Patsy Joyce Lunsford, 75, of Suffolk, VA, passed away July 11, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday,
July 17, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday July 17, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Tx. Ms. Lunsford was born March 10, 1940


Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements..


07/10/2015

Brooksie Elizabeth Bradberry, 96, of Center went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born in the Sardis Community in 1919, she spent her lifetime residence in Shelby County and made temporary housing arrangements alongside her husband Joe at every in-state US Army base camp he was assigned. After Joe returned home, she spent many years working at Center Drug Store in the Gift Department. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church in Center. Outings with her Sunday School Class were days she truly treasured.

She was a seasoned canasta and 42 player, a fishing buddy, the best fried chicken and oatmeal raisin cookie baker, a loyal Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers supporter, a daily bird watcher, the loving hug just at the right time, the stern "shake" when needed, a friend, an inspiration, a teacher, a loving mother and our biggest fan and grandmother.

Meeting her at the gates of Heaven are her parents Lum & Isabel Schillings, six siblings and the love of her life; her husband Joe Bradberry. Her spirit is carried on by her beloved daughter Becky Johnson, favorite son-in-law Billy Johnson, her precious grandson Brent & wife Teresa Johnson, granddaughter Brittney Johnson and fiancé Marlon Ford, soon to be great-grandchildren Kirbie, Kaytlin and Andrew Ford, her brother Furman Schillings, sister Ruth Oliver and many special nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Center.

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


07/09/2015

Johnny Ray Paxton, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Paxton was born June 23, 1955, in Center, to Charlie Paxton and Rena Spurlock Paxton. He was a member of Old Home Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Daughter: Jami Paxton of Abilene

Grandchildren:
Kylee Green of Abilene
August Casselberry of Abilene

Sisters:
Sheila Wiggins of Joaquin
Betty Carroll of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Paxton
Son: Robert Sean Paxton
Parents: Charlie Paxton and Rena Spurlock Paxton
Brother: Charles Paxton
Brothers-in-law: Ricky Wiggins, Danny Carroll

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


Visitation, Mass and funeral services for Alice Fern Bates Smith Prudhomme, 73, have been announced, with the visitation being held on Friday, July 10 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Roseneath Funeral Home in Mansfield, with a Memorial Mass being held at 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member, in Mansfield on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Carmel. Msgr. J. Carson LaCaze will officiate at all services. A favorite nephew, Preston Bates, will deliver the Eulogy.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Hilton, Doug “Slo” Smith, James Foshee, Jim Edwards, Quint Gillespie and Gerald Laffitte. Honorary Pallbearers include Richard Z. Johnson and Doug Young.

Alice fought a hard fight with health issues these past few years but just kept going with her zest for life and love for her family. She left for her spiritual home on June 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Prudhomme, parents David Elmer and Blanche White Bates (of the Haslam Community); brother Robert E. Bates, Sr.; sister Mae Ella Bates Beckham and grandson, Derek E. Langford.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jana Smith and fiancé Quint Gillespie of Shreveport; Tanya Smith and fiancé John Moyer of Orlando, Florida and Amber Prudhomme of the Carmel Community. She is also survived by grandson Stephen Langford and wife, Casse, of Chasaka, Minnesota; great-granddaughters Margot Langford, Alice Langford and Jordan Langford; brother, Herman G. Bates and wife, Faye, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins that were dear to her heart.

Alice was born October 24, 1942 and was a 1960 graduate of Joaquin High School in Joaquin, Texas, where she excelled in academics. She graduated with many scholarships and attended Panola Jr. College, until she married Kenneth Smith of Logansport. The Smiths soon became three when their daughter Jana was born. Kenneth later became the owner of the Piggly Wiggly store in Haslam, Texas and both were involved in many community projects. In 1967, their daughter Tanya was born. She later was re-married to Frank Prudhomme in the 1980’s, and had another daughter, Amber.

Alice discovered her love for travel as well as photography and captured many subjects that were published in the local newspapers, including her column the “Carmel Capers”. She also loved the Sabine River, where she was raised, and gathering with family and friends to enjoy fun times in the water and sun.

She started out in the CB craze in the 1970’s as “River Streaker”, which later evolved into amateur radio, and re-located to the Carmel Community with her youngest daughter. She worked hard and achieved the “Advanced” extra licensing, and enjoyed talking to people all over the world, also exchanging QSL cards. She had been a member of the Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and Sky Warn. Her articles were published in QSL, the amateur radio magazine.

Alice started her genealogy quest while living in Logansport, with her first husband’s DeSoto linage, which ignited a fire within her that later would become a passion. She researched in depth her grandmother’s Lafitte family, with her tireless research living on for generations of Lafittes and DeSotos in countless volumes and photographs. She enjoyed being a part of the Lafitte reunions in Natchitoches Parish, and was proud to be a descendant of that family as well as the Bates family in Haslam.

She was a member of the DeSoto Historical Society, and was a contributing columnist on several occasions to “The DeSoto Plume”. She will always be remembered to have loved the history of this part of the country and wanted to help preserve it.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Carmel Catholic Cemetery in care of St. Josephs Catholic Church; PO Box 760; Mansfield, LA 71052.


07/08/2015

Joseph Daniel Crawford Jr., 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his residence.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later time.

Mr. Crawford was born January 24, 1956 in Mississippi to Joseph Crawford Sr. and Bonnie Strawbridge Crawford.

He is survived by
Sons:
Joseph Hickman of Lufkin
Justin Hickman of Lufkin
Kevin Strawbridge of Mississippi

10 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sharon Jackson and husband, Barry, of Mississippi
Donna Crawford and husband, Caesar, of Baytown
Sheila Stafford and husband, Mike, of Warren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joseph Crawford Sr. and Bonnie Strawbridge Crawford

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


Lewis E. Williford Sr., 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Williford was born June 5, 1943 in Center to Levi Arvin Williford and Dorothy J. Burns Williford. He served in the United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. He was a member of Longview Masonic Lodge in Longview and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Porfi Guzman Williford of Center

Children:
Lewis Williford Jr. of Quinlan
Theresa Williford Cobb and husband, Billy Ray Cobb, of Quinlan
Darrell Williford of Porter
Wendy C. Williford and husband, Robert Warren, of Spring
Jayson Guzman and Brandi Gilchrist of Center

Grandchildren: Justin Williford, Joshua Williford, Jason Williford, William Story, Chase Story

Great-Grandchildren: Anthony Lewis Williford, Justin Williford Jr., Atreyu Story, Jaiden Alexander Williford

Sisters and Brother:
Vicki Lynn Thomas of Center
George Williford and wife, Sue, of Center
Dianne Nutt and husband, Jerry, of LaPorte
Diann Walker of Center

Stepmother, Delcie Williford of Center

Aunt, Gladys Moore of Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Clint Williford
Daughter-in-law: Marsha Williford
Parents: Levi Arvin Williford and Dorothy J. Burns Paxton
Brother: Robert Williford

Pallbearers will be Chester Burns Jr., Gregg Burns, Paul Burns, Travis Munsinger, Alejo Rodriguez and Leonardo Guzman.

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


07/06/2015

Dorothy Diane Nail, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Center.

A private interment was held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Miss Nail was born November 7, 1941 in Center to James E. Nail and Hazel Sowell Nail. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Nieces:
Shelia Harris and husband, Roy, of Center
Lisa McAdams and husband, Billy Bob, of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: James E. Nail and Hazel Sowell Nail
Sister: Jimmie Louise Nail Boles

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


07/05/2015

Mr. Garland (Mac) McLeroy, 86, of Timpson, TX passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment to follow in the County Line Cemetery in Timpson, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. McLeroy was born February 26, 1929, in Dotson, TX. Garland (Mac) was the son of the late Doyle Henry McLeroy and Vesta Sparks McLeroy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mac enjoyed fishing, gardening and was an avid sports fan. He worked many years for Tipton Ford in Nacogdoches, Texas as a car salesman. Mac also served as a policeman for the City of Nacogdoches for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Opal McLeroy of Timpson, Texas; daughter, Tawnya Dornak and husband Robert of Sugarland, Texas; stepson, Gary Trentelman and wife Neisha of Wylie, Texas; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Mr. McLeroy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Johnson; and step-daughter, Marcia Shaklee.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements..


Marvin Mitchell, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center prior to the funeral service, beginning at 10 a.m.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 20, 1941 in San Augustine County to Lee Mitchell and Ellen Ferguson Mitchell. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Sisters:
Bobbie Scott and husband, J.B., of Center
Patsy Madison of Mississippi

Brother: Robert Mitchell and wife, Nelda, of Lufkin

Special Niece: Kay Green

Former wife and friend: Lynette Vaughn

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee Mitchell and Ellen Ferguson Mitchell
Sisters: Doris Bailey, Ruth Shirrell
Brother-in-law: Edward Shirrell

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


  

Pharon A. Newton, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

Pharon was born to Melvin and Alice Newton on March 9, 1925. He went to school at Joaquin High School and then worked at Haslam Sawmill. After his marriage to Oleta and the birth of their daughter, the family moved to High Island, Texas, where he worked for Southwestern Bell. Pharon was also employed by Trinity Valley, Magocobar, and Halliburton for 28 ½ years before he retired in 1986. Pharon was one of six founding families of the First Presbyterian Church of Nederland. After moving to Center, in 1988, Pharon became active in the First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Texas. He served as a Trustee of the Church Council, was President of the Administrative Board, and was the Honorary Grandpa of the Methodist Youth Group.

He is survived by daughter, Dianna Patterson and her husband, Keith, of Los Angeles, California; grandson, CMDR Douglas Patterson and wife, Chris, of Coronado, California; great-granddaughters, Emily and Amanda of Coronado, California; and brother, Van O. Newton and family of North Carolina.

Pharon was preceded in death by his wife, Oleata; grandson, Randy; his parents; and brother, Woodson.

Pharon’s wisdom, loving nature, smile, and dry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be CMDR Douglas Patterson, Glenn Gill, Jason Gill, Gene Allen, Barney Moss, Larry Hennigan and Newton Johnson.

Special thanks to Colonial Pines Care Center and Accolade Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718

Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine
1203 FM 1277
San Augustine, Texas 75972

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


07/04/2015

Mike Bockwich, age 57, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. He was born February 26, 1958, and raised by his parents, Mike and Nancy Bockwich.

Mike worked as a feed truck driver for Tyson Foods, for over twenty years, and then went to nursing school. Mike worked as a licensed vocational nurse for East Texas Medical Center in Carthage for over 10 years, and touched many lives. He was always fascinated with computers, and held many certifications. He also loved animals, and shared his fondness for dogs with his grandchildren.

Mike is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marion, his son Adam, and his daughter Lucy. He is also survived by his two grandsons and his seventeen year old chihuahua, Yogi.

There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be performed at a later date.

Mike will be greatly missed. The family thanks you for all the condolences they have received, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (ASPCA)


Grayson Bryce Floyd, 17 months, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Lone Cedar Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Grayson was born February 3, 2014 in Nacogdoches to Robert Floyd and Brandi Gray Floyd. He loved to shadow his big brother and do everything he did.

He is survived by
Parents: Robert Floyd and Brandi Gray Floyd of Joaquin

Big Brother: Urijah Floyd of Joaquin

Grandparents:
Tommy “Scooter” and Sandra Gray of Joaquin
Rhonda Smith of Tenaha
Bobbie Floyd of Joaquin

Great-Grandparents:
Tommy and Jaunell Gray of Joaquin

Aunts:
Tonya Wagstaff and husband, John, of Tenaha
Emily Buckley and husband, Michael, of Huxley

Numerous other relatives

Pallbearers will be J.R. Wagstaff, Hunter Wagstaff, John Wagstaff and Brian Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Thomas and Josh Thomas.

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


07/03/2015

Mr. Donald Lee Fagan of Tenaha, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the age of 79.

Mr. Fagan was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Anson, Texas, to parents Solon Guy Fagan and Mary O. Black Fagan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and also served in the U.S. Navy reserves.

Donald retired from a 35 year career with Lockheed Martin which carried him to many different states as well as countries abroad.

He and his wife Ramona have lived in Shelby County, Texas, for the past several years where he enjoyed being a “gentleman farmer.” Donald also had a great love for hunting and fishing as well as tending his cats. He had a natural music talent and could play almost any instrument he picked up.

His survivors include his wife, Ramona Hudman Fagan of Tenaha, Texas; his brother, Arthur Wayne Fagan and his wife Caroleanne Taggart-Fagan of Dallas, Texas; nieces and nephews, including Keith Hopson of Austin, Texas, Eric Hopson and Kathy Hopson, both of Dallas, Texas; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Hudman of Mineola, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister, Mildred Hopson, and a brother, Billy Guy Fagan.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf’s Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. John McGuire officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Mona suggests memorials be made to the Women’s Shelter of East Texas or similar charities.
Your online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches.


Leo Ronald McBride, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana with Bro. Dean Register officiating, assisted by Rev. Gloria Youngblood and Rev. Bob Rowland. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. McBride was born January 31, 1938 in Logansport, Louisiana to W.R. McBride and Doris Bell McBride. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Logansport, Louisiana, a member of Kiwanis Club, the Town Council, Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters, McRamblers and First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana, where he served for twenty-five years as Sunday School Superintendent for twenty-five years. Mc loved the outdoors. He was passionate about his farm, known as 6-Mc Farm, where he raised chickens, cows and horses. He had cats and dogs and was always ready for company to come “sit a spell” on his front porch with a cup of coffee. He had a love for his family and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors in need. Christmas and Easter family traditions were very important to him and the entire McBride family has kept those tradition alive for seventy-six years.

He is survived by
Wife of 59 years: Margaret McBride of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughters:
Lisa Deutsch of Logansport, Louisiana
Terri Hamon and husband, Johnny, of Logansport, Louisiana
Melanie Woods and husband, Mark, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ronda Guillotte and husband, Kenny, of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Monica Cason and husband, Rodger
Colby Deutsch and wife, Erin
Leah Neal and husband, Jonathan
Megan Hanks and husband, Brandon
Cortney Dowden and husband, Michael
Josh Deutsch and wife, Hallie
Paula Rabon and husband, Mat
Betsy Register and husband, Doug
Abbie Woods
Mallory Guillotte
Macy Guillotte

Great-Grandchildren:
Oakley Deutsch, Kyle Deas, Brayden Tyler, Kaylea Neal, Landry Tyler, Ty Paul Neal, Drake Deutsch, Maddy Deutsch, Keaton Cason, Ace Deutsch, Gavin Deutsch, John Case Rabon, King Shepherd Jones, Preslea Rabon, Greyson Deutsch, Rowan Hanks

Twin Brother: Donald McBride and wife, Judy, of Burleson, Texas

Sister: Betsy Garrett and husband, John, of Bastrop, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: W.R. McBride and Doris Bell McBride

Pallbearers will be Colby Deutsch, Josh Deutsch, Trent McBride, Byron McBride, Greg Garrett and Cade McBride. Honorary pallbearers will be Porter Dowling, Ken Hendrickson, Bobby McWilliams, Allen Riley, Bryant Kolb and Dwight Hill.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to HeartsWay Hospice of Carthage for their loving, tender care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana or to a charity of your choice.

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


Dorothy Mae Biggers Moore, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Moore passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service
Monday, July 6, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Rev. George Cartwright, Eulogist
Final Viewing Prior to Service from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Church
Interment Haley Bush Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

Visitation
Sunday, July 5, 2015
12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Daughters
Doranesia Shelvin and Husband, Rev. Donald R. Shelvin Sr. of Humble, Texas
Chemetri Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Sharon Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

Sons
Erick Johnson and wife, Billie Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Rev. Christopher Moore of Houston, Texas

Granddaughter - Tiffany Nelson of Kingwood, Texas

Grandson - Rev. Bradley Hale and wife, Caprice Hale of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister - Willie Faye Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers
Alton Biggers of San Augustine, Texas
Lon L. Biggers and wife, Mae Pearl Biggers of Missouri City, Texas
Leroy Biggers and wife, Gwen Biggers of Tyler, Texas

A loving host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary

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06/30/2015

Margaret Dehart, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Ashdown, Arkansas.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1932 in Louisiana to Alton and Ida Bruce.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Alton and Ida Bruce, Husband, Gerald Ray Dehart, Daughter, Donna Robison Patski and Sister-in-law, Jean Minor

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Cynthia Robison of Rocksprings
Sons:
Victor Robinson of Conroe
David Robison
5 Grandchildren
5 Great Grandchildren

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


Willie Earl Moore, age 78, of the East Liberty Community passed away Sunday evening, June 28, 2015 at his residence. Visitation will be held all day Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 12noon on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at East Liberty Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Rather Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas with Pastor Curtis Archie officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mae Ella Moore of Center

Sons:
Willie Charles (Gloria) McCowin of Detroit, Michigan
Jimmy Wayne Williams of Lufkin

Daughters:
Debra Deason of Lufkin
Sheron (John) Anthony of Center
Lynn (Desmond) Tolbert of Lufkin
Tammy (Christopher) Galbway of Lufkin

16 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Zebedee (Lula) Moore, Jr. of Center
Mervin G. Moore of Center
R.L. Moore of Center
Robert Moore of Center
Carl (Dazella) Moore of Houston

Sisters:
Lou Byndom of Center
Queen Garrett of Center

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Glen Earl Morris, 77, of Hemphill, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1937 in Hemphill to George Edward and Pearl Ruth ( McDaniel) Morris. He attended Lamar College. He worked for a Ford Dealership for many years in management and ownership.

He is survived by:
Brother:
James Edward Morris of Nevada
Cousin:
Dorothy “Sunny” Dent of Milam


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


06/29/2015

Travis Warren Chandler, 79, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Mr. Chandler was born January 24, 1936 in Garrison to W.C. Dock Chandler and Opal Rousseau Chandler. He loved to work on his antique cars, but most especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by
Wife of 58 years: Laverne Chandler

Children:
Terry Chandler and wife, Susan
Sherry Cranford and husband, Joey
Jerry Chandler and wife, Pam

Grandchildren:
Chelsey Brewer and husband, Heath
John Cranford and wife, Britney
Wes Chandler and wife, Tiffani
Allison O’Connor and husband, Corey
Nash Chandler and wife, Melissa
Jared Chandler
Teryn Chandler
Eli Chandler

Great-Grandchildren:
Luccasey Brewer
Jace Chandler
Maveryk Cranford
Conley Brewer
Payton O’Connor
Cabela Brewer

Mother: Opal Chandler

Brother: Joe Chandler and wife, Myke

Sisters:
Juanita Mahan
Martha Harvey and husband, Malcolm
Mary Spratt and husband, Ron

Pallbearers will be Wes Chandler, John Cranford, Nash Chandler, Jared Chandler, Heath Brewer, Corey O’Connor and Eli Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Luccasey Brewer, Jace Chander, Ron Freeland, George Muckleroy, Ronnie Stanaland, Roy May, Jerome Hale, Angel Castro, Matthew Stultz and Howard Stokes.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.


Olga Mae Adams, 97, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. Adams was born April 3, 1918 in Center to Louis M. Livingston and Della C. Abbott Livingston. She was a member of First Christian Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Jimmy W. Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Greg Adams of Colmesneil
Susan Adams of Fort Worth
Michael Collins of Shelbyville
Lisa Collins Corbell of Longview
Angela Cox of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Great-Grandchildren:
Matthew Adams of Colmesneil
Shauna Sanford of Center
Nicole Bush of Center
Natalia Prescott of Fort Worth
Courtney Corbell Casey of Ingleside
Leslie Corbell Sonnier of Diana
Tory Rogers of New Braunfels
Jessica Cox Price of New Braunfels
Adam Cox of Center

A number of Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Linda Clifton of Nacogdoches
Joy Jones of Shelbyville
Diane Jones of Center
Pauline Brittain of Aster, Colorado
Gloria Fleming of Conroe

Brothers:
Sam Livingston of Nacogdoches
Bill Livingston of Center

Preceded in death by
Husband: Hugh Adams
Daughter: Betty June Collins
Son: Joe Adams
Sisters: Ima Jean Bush, Pat Schorer
Brothers: Audra Livingston, Aubra Livingston, Jim Livingston

Pallbearers will be Greg Adams, Matthew Adams, Adam Cox, Michael Collins, Josh Price and David Sanford.

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


Cynthia (Sue,Cindy) Jeanette Weaver Traxler, 76, of the Neuville Community, Center, Texas, went to be with her heavenly Father Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Bryd officiating. Burial will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 14, 1938 in Logansport, LA to Delmar Jay Weaver and Hazel (Lewis) Weaver. Mrs. Traxler retired from Ferrell’s Veterinary Clinic in Silsbee, Texas after 25 years of service. There she learned to give large and small animals shots, draw blood and do lab tests. She was Past Matron of Silsbee Order of the Eastern Star for 2 years. She was active in Neuville Baptist Church, serving as teacher, W.M.U. treasurer, church treasurer and editor of the church bulletin.

When she and Lonnie moved to East Texas in 2001, all 3 of their children followed and live within a 3 mile radius of them. She was a very outgoing person and loved life, as her choice of songs will show. She never met a stranger and loved to travel.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Delmar J. Weaver, Hazel Weaver Thompson and Step-father, Marshall Thompson.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Lonnie Traxler, Sr. of Center

Children:
Lonnie Traxler, Jr. & wife, Robin of Center
Lyndia (Lindy) & husband, Marvin Oliver of Center
Cathy & Husband, Bobby Halbert of Center

Grandchildren:
Stefanie Little & husband, Mike, Eric Traxler & wife, Amber, Philip Traxler, Jessica Smith & James Pounders, Hannah Johnson, Ian Moore, Isaac Traxler, Jesse Traxler,
Sarah Traxler, Katie Traxler & Ila Traxler

Great-Grandchildren:
Shannon Little, Erienne Pounders & Erika Pounders

Numerous Step Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Virginia (Jud) Campbell, Delma (Dee) Strickland

Brother: Delmar (Bubba) J. Weaver & wife, Jane

Uncle: Eddie (Nub) Weaver

Numerous Nieces & Nephews from both the Traxler and Weaver sides of the family and many friends

She also leaves behind a very loving and supportive church family.
Sisters-in-law: Audrey Hall & husband, Dearl, Lillie McClusky & husband, Billy, Ila B. Traxler

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


06/28/2015

Brooksie A. McGee, 93, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. McGee was born July 5, 1921 in Shelby County to Ezekiel Patterson Anthony and Vada Lee Bradshaw Anthony. She worked at South Main Bank in Houston. Ms. McGee was of the Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by
Brother-in-law: E.A. Tomlin of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Becky Sparks of Oklahoma
Peggy Johnson and husband, Johnny, of Montgomery
Mickey Sample of Center
Tina Williams and husband, Clark, of Center
Janie Graves and husband, Delbert, of Center
Pete Andrews and wife, Beth, of Center
Russell Andrews of Center
Danny Tomlin and wife, Barbara, of Center
Diane Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Hagan of Nacogdoches
Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center
Jannett Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center
Frankie Anthony and wife, Valerie, of Center
Mark Anthony of Denton
Mitchell Anthony and wife, Sonya, of Center
LaResa Livingston of Denton

Special-Great Niece: Julie Clements and husband, Matt, of Spring

Great-Nephew: Micah Oberg and wife, Sadie, of Montgomery

Special Great-Great-Nieces and Nephews:
Addison, Brooklynn, Jansen

Preceded in death by
Husband: James McGee

Parents: Ezekiel Patterson Anthony and Vada Lee Bradshaw Anthony
Sisters: Ardell Sample, Bernice Andrews, Maxine Tomlin
Brother: Grover Anthony
Sister-in-law: Arabelle Anthony
Brothers-in-law: W.W. Sample, Talvis Andrews
Nieces and Nephews: Joyce Malone, Shorty Andrews, Larry Sparks

Pallbearers will be Frankie Anthony, Mark Anthony, Mitchell Anthony, Micah Oberg, Pete Andrews and Russell Andrews.

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


06/26/2015

Gwyn Hale Cockrell “Ms. Gwyn”, 75, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Ms. Gwyn was born December 25, 1939 in Lubbock to Jessie D. Hale and Ruby Fay Fritz Hale. She enjoyed Country & Western singing and antiquing. Ms. Gwyn dearly loved her family.

She is survived by
Children:
David Rutherford and wife, Penny, of Deville, Louisiana
Jeff Rutherford and wife, Lisa, of Louisville
Jessie Rutherford and wife, Jennifer, of Frankston
Lori Riggs and Jerry Roth of Tenaha
Gina Marshall and Robert Bush of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Soto and husband, Ruben; Crystal Hass; Dean Halford; Casey Adair and wife, Mianna; Colby Adair; Jessica Marshall; Michael Marshall and wife, Terri; Andrew; Heidi; Travis; Johnny; Leann; Brandi; Lacy; Tina; Jesse; Penny; Jeffrey; Macie; Cody; Cassie; Jaxon Paul.

Great-Grandchildren:
Dylan, Cody, Trenton, Brandon, Dixie, Haley, Chesney, Kylie, Jordan, Joshua, Jace, Cooper, Ethan, Jalyn, Dillon, Zack, Kaden, Brooke.

Preceded in death by
Husband: LB Cockrell
Grandson: James Ruston Hass
Parents: Jessie D. Hale and Ruby Fay Fritz Hale

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


Helen Blanche Summers, 95, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. Helen was born on October 10, 1919 to her parents, Thomas Eugene Moore and Sally Sawyer.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00-12:00 AM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Funeral services will be immediately following at 12:00 PM. with Brother Nolan Ritchie and Brother Cliff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Heights Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise, Texas.

Helen grew up in Fountain Hill, Arkansas where she attended high school. She met Frank Summers in Hamburg, Arkansas and they married on December 24, 1938, enjoying 70 years of marriage. Helen will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as loving to play games. Every time there was a gathering, Helen wanted to play games; Phase 10 being her favorite. She was also an accomplished singer, singing specials at church on many occasions. Until her health prevented her attendance, Helen was active in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.

Helen is survived by her sons, Jerry Summers and his wife, Cindy and Dale Summers and his wife, Cass; her daughter-in-law Joyce Summers; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank; her parents; son, Earl Eugene Summers; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Pallbearers for Helen will be Brad Roy, Jeremy Summers, DeWayne Pace, Colton Casey, and Sid Harris.
The Summers family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To offer your condolences or sign an online register, please visit taylorfh.net.


06/25/2015

Louise Waller, 84, a lifetime resident of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Waller was born April 7, 1931 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. She was blessed with five children, whom she loved dearly. Ms. Waller was not only a devoted mother to her children, she was also a friend, a confidante, a fan, an advisor and so much more. She was also known as “MaMaw”, “Ammaw”, “Aunt Ease”, “Ease”, “Edith”, “Jimmie Lou”, “Sweet MaMah”, “Mama”, “Maw” and “Sweet Little Mama.” In her spare time, Ms. Waller enjoyed quilting. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Annie Fisher and husband, Dean, of Bonnerdale, Arkansas
Melvin Waller of Center
Thomas Waller and wife, Brenda, of Center
Kathy Hagler and husband, Jimmy, of Center
Omie Hagler and husband, Travis, of Vidor

Grandchildren: Nicole Styles, David Brittain, Brian Adams, Heath Hagler, Chris Adams, Josh Waller, Joel Waller, Stephanie Waller, Lisa Teel, Glynn Hagler, Kim Hagler

Great-Grandchildren: Justin Brittain, Lauren Styles, Kaitlyn Adams, Aidan Hagler, Anna Hagler, Katie Waller, Pierson Waller, Sarah Waller, Savannah Waller, Haleigh Smith, Alexis Adams, Cody Brittain, Elaina Adams, Tyler Hagler, Clarissa Hagler, Shanice Hagler, Kinleigh Downs, Jordan Downs

Siblings: Leonard, Mary, Eunice, Sue, James, Linda Ann, Porter, Margaret, Annette, Carl, Roy, Troy

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Arthur Waller
Daughter, Beth O’Donnell
Son-in-law, Mike O’Donnell
Siblings: Elton, Frank, Maurine, Welton, Lucy, Donald, Ray

Pallbearers will be David Brittain, Brian Adams, Glynn Hagler, Heath Hagler, Aidan Hagler, Justin Brittain, Chris Adams, Josh Waller and Joel Waller. Honorary pallbearers will be Ms. Waller’s granddaughters and great granddaughters.

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


06/24/2015

Mary Jane Goings, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Mike Mahalack officiating. Private interment will held at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Goings was born April 7, 1923 in Jasper County to Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss. She loved crafts and especially enjoyed sewing. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
LaRetta Dean of Shelbyville
Brenda Doster of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville
Chris Vaughn and wife, Melody, of Shelbyville
Tinka Saintignan and husband, Mark, of Nacogdoches

Great-Grandchildren:
Kasey Giancaspro and husband, Joe, of Connecticut
Randy Vaughn and wife, Alicia, of Shelbyville
Corey Vaughn of Connecticut
Ryon Vaughn and wife, Rachel of Nacogdoches
Dexter Vaughn of Shelbyville
Jessie Saintignan of Nacogdoches
Austin Vaughn of Shelbyville
Lillie Saintignan of Nacogdoches

Step Great-Grandchildren:
Corey Ivey and wife, Megan, of San Augustine
Carrie Speed and husband, John, of Pollok

Great-Great-Grandchild:
Tori Lynn Giancaspro of Connecticut

Sister:
Willie Mae Snider of Houston

Brothers:
Frank Chambliss and wife, Janette, of Houston
Jim Chambliss and wife, Faye, of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:

Husband: Denver Goings
Parents: Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss
Brothers: Steve Chambliss, “Popeye” Chambliss, Hobert Chambliss

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


Graveside services for Wanda Conway, 89, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at Ramah Cemetery in Teneha, Texas with Rev. Scott Brown officiating. Mrs. Conway passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Kilgore.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.

Wanda was born on November 8, 1925 in Lambertville, Michigan to the late Carl and Edith Shoup. Mrs. Conway has resided in Kilgore since 1986 and is a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was life member of the VFW Auxiliary and past president of the VFW Post 6524 in Kilgore. Wanda worked as a automatic operator for Western Union from 1943 until 1945. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano and spending time with her family. Mrs. Conway was loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Conway; son, Jimmy Lee Teel; four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by:

Son, Danny Teel of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughters
Peni Andrews of Venus, Texas
Sandy Smith of Glen Rose, Texas

Grandchildren: Dan Howard, Marie Hobson, Carlyle “C.J.” Teel, Monty Smith and Cody Smith

Great-Grandchildren: Mark Howard, Luke Howard, Christian Hobson, Lily Sartain, Saylor Smith and Stryder Smith

Step-daughter, Connie Conway of Topeka, Kansas

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Ramah Cemetery P.O. Box 204, Tenaha, Texas 75794

Please leave online condolences at www.raderfuneralhome.com


06/23/2015

Tommy Lloyd Bailey, 51, of Broaddus, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Glenn Middleton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Bailey was born October 15, 1963 in California to Billy Bailey and Margaret Busby Bailey. He was a member of Madison Masonic Lodge #126 in Orange, Powelltown Volunteer Fire Department in Broaddus, where he served as Fire Chief and Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus, where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Bailey was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a very generous man, a leader in his community, a hero to many and a friend to all.

He is survived by
Wife: Bambi Bailey of Broaddus

Sons:
Scott Bailey and wife, Tina, of Broaddus
Derik Lanicek of Anderson
Rusty Lanicek and wife, Laila, of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
James Bailey and wife, Charnea, of Batson
Josh Bailey and wife, Megan, of Silsbee

Daughter: Samantha Cardenas and husband, Estefano, of Orange

Grandchildren:
Cheyanne
Cailey
Skylar
Christopher
Jacey
Scarlett
Jayden
Elaina
Damion
Tommy
Kirstyn
Joshua
Ayden
Avaleigh

Mother: Margaret Balli and husband, Amado, of Alabama

Brothers & Sisters:
Dusty Fenner
Danny Bailey
Tina Sample
Tony Bailey and wife, Debbie
Sarah Bergeven and husband, Noel
Nora Gore and husband, Bubba
Ken Brand and wife, Terisa
Trish Jowell and husband, Kent
JR Balli
Bell Mach
Albert Balli
Anthony Balli
Adam Balli

Father-in-law, whom he referred to as “Dad”: Sam Porter

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandchild: Hailey May Bailey
Father: Billy Bailey
Sister: B J Bailey
Sister-in-law: Teresa Brand
Brothers-in-law: Butch Fenner, Darryl Porter
Mother-in-law: Sandra Porter
Niece: Heather Wilson

Pallbearers will be Scott Bailey, Derik Lanicek, Rusty Lanicek, James Bailey, Josh Bailey and Estefano Cardenas.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who has shown such amazing care and compassion to them during this difficult time.

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


06/22/2015

Vianey Valdez, 34, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Pastor Valencia officiating. Visitation will begin Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. at the Templo Principe de Paz.

She was born January 28, 1981 in Mexico to Tomas F. Aguilar and Luz Carmen Aguilar. She was a member of the Templo Principe de Paz.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Luis Valdez of Center

Sons:
Kylan and Korey Dustin Valdez

Father & Mother:
Tomas F. Aguilar & Luz Carmen Aguilar

Sisters & Brothers:
Jorge Armando Aguilar
Leidy Aguilar
Yuliana Aguilar
Sabdiel Aguilar
Britliana Aguilar

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Louise Hall, 86, died June 18, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Corinth Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.

She is survived by:

Husband, Robert Freeman of San Angelo

Daughters:
Virginia Willis of Silsbee, TX
Nita Tucker of Conway, AR
Brenda Henley of Fairbanks, AK
Betty Fullerton of Conway, AR

Brothers
E.F. Hudgins of Votaw, TX
Frank Hudgins of Palastine, TX

Sisters: Clara Middleton and Margie Star and Barbara Coggin of San Antonio.


06/21/2015

Mr. Johnny Lee Morris, 86, of Center passed away Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. Services for Mr. Morris will be Monday morning, June 22, 2015 at Triumph Church in Center, TX.. A wake will be held Sunday evening, June 21, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Doris (Charles) Netherly of Center, TX
Vivian (Jessie) Watts of Center, TX
Jena Williams of Humble, TX
Tammy (Ben) Small of Center, TX

Son: Robert (Alise) Moore

27 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren

Sister: LaTina Morris Foster of California

Brother: Don Morris of Oregon


06/19/2015

Jack Evert Bush, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 in Carthage.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 22, 2015 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Bush was born November 17, 1933 in Tenaha to Evert William Bush and Bertie Lee Davis Bush. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation, where he worked as an engineer. Mr. Bush was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Emma Loyce Harrison Bush of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Andrea Prichard and husband, Johnny, of Huffman
Marsha Bowden of Houston
Tammy Bowden of Crosby

Great-Grandchildren:
Ashlyn Prichard of Huffman
Emily Prichard of Huffman

Son-in-law: Jerry Bowden of Crosby

Numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Susan Bowden
Parents: Evert William Bush and Bertie Lee Davis Bush
Brother: Roy Bush
In-laws: Doyle and Era Harrison
Sisters-in-law: Sarah Smith, Louise Melton

“And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” –John 16:22

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


06/18/2015

Gladys O. Hardy, 90, of Nacogdoches passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 4:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Park with Ozay Ford officiating. She was born on April 15, 1925.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.


MSGT Dwynne Dale Gray, 60, of Center, Texas died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God In Christ, 908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas 75935, at 2:00pm. Elder Datron Dock will be officiating.

Dwynne Dale Gray was proceeded in death by his parents Irene Dock and Jessie Gray, Jr and his brother Michael Dock.

Mr. Gray’s survivors are:
Wife: Jennifer Gray of the Philippines
Son: Steven Gray of Ft. Worth, Texas
Daughter: Ashley Gray of San Francisco, California
Brothers: Johnny (Nancy) Gray of Center, Texas & Daryl Gray of Tyler
Sisters: Romona (Arnet) Boyd & Felicia (Marlon) Cloudy of Center, Texas
Grandchildren: Kevin and Chad Gray
Visitation will Friday, June 19, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6pm-8pm
Military Burial Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935


06/17/2015

Wesley Ryder Griffin, 13 days old was placed in the gentle arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday morning June15,2015. Wesley was born in the Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. He has lived his life with his Mama and Daddy in the Gravel Hill community near Hemphill.

He is survived by his parents Wesley and Shelby Impson Griffin

Grandparents:
Angela Whitton of Joaquin
Donald Griffin and his wife Kellie of Pineland
Veronica White and her husband Kevin of the Gravelhill community
Kevin Impson and his wife Debbie of Hemphill,

Great-Grandparents:
Jenny and Donny Impson of Hemphill
Wanda Sowell of Jasper
James " Bat" Sowell of San Augustine
Carrie Jane Griffin of San Augustine
Ray and Eileen Griffin of San Augustine
David Whitton of Joaquin,
Kathleen White of Gravelhill

Great-Great-Grandmother Melba Rich of Hemphill

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Family Friends

He was preceded in death by His Great Grandmother Peggy Dawson Whitton

Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM, Friday, June 19, 2015, in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the Gravelhill community. Burial will follow in the Gravelhill Cemetery.


06/16/2015

Mrs. Etta Mae White, 96, of East Liberty Community passed away Friday Evening, June 12th at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, TX.

Services for Mrs. White will be held Friday, June 19th at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas starting at 1pm with interment to follow at Rahter Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating the services. There will be a wake Thursday night at Community Funeral Home from 7-9pm.

Mrs White is survived by:

Daughters:
Mae Ella (Willie Earl) Moore of Center, Texas, Rose (Jessie) McDaniel of Mansfield, Louisiana, Mae Alice (Charles Ray) Walker of Center, Texas

Son:
Charles Ester (Nita) White of Center, Texas

15 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, and 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren

The Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas


06/15/2015

John Carroll Elliott was born July 19, 1944 in Timpson, Texas to John Sebern and Tommie (King) Elliott. He entered into rest on June 15, 2015 in Pearland, Texas

Service will be Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at the Caledonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:

Wife, Annie Elizabeth Elliott of Pearland, Texas

Sons:
Michael Douglas Elliott and wife Michele of Alvin, Texas
Marty Elliott and wife Dee of Garrison, Texas
Richie Reading of Pearland, Texas

Daughter, Karen Davis and husband Keith of Weatherford, Texas

Grandchildren: Pamela Townsley, Jenniffer Elliott, Courtney Elliott, Candice Elliott, John Michael Elliott, Ashley Cif, Christy Blaylock Cheyanne Davis

Sister, Lee Ruth Weldon and husband Doyle

Brother, Joe Elliott and wife Liz

Several Great-Grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends

Services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Dana Elizabeth (Cole) Lightsey, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. Graveside Service will be 10am Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Madisonville City Cemetery in Madisonville, Texas.

She was born August 12, 1925 in Mecca, Texas to Daniel Webster Cole and Annie Elizabeth (Lang) Cole. She and her family moved to Center in February 1957. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center since 1957 where she was active in the choir. She worked for Dad & Lads in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dan & Annie Cole, Husband, John W. Lightsey, Sister, Blanche Fannin, Brothers, A.D. “Buck” Cole and Boyce Gene Cole, Son-in-law, Royce Alford and Daughter-in-law, Linda Lightsey.

She is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Mike & Mary Ann Lightsey of Crockett

Daughter:
Patricia Alford of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Shane Lightsey & wife, Cindy of Pennington
Jason Lightsey of Huntsville
Amanda Murphy & husband, Matt of Wylie
Lori Smith of Trinity
Allison Cunningham & husband, Jason of Coral Springs, FL

Great-Grandchildren:
Megan Lightsey, Ashley Lightsey, Haley Beth Lightsey,
Cole & Sadie Murphy, Hunter Smith,
Adiah & Ava Cunningham

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Paisley & Alex
Sister-in-laws:
Ann Cole of Plano
Ann Lightsey of Lufkin

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


06/12/2015

Edythe Leigh Ratcliff Davidson (Edie Wee) age 59, of Logansport, LA, passed away May 3, 2015 in Bossier City, LA following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on June 20, 2015 at Mims Springs Baptist Church, 1227 HWY 764, Logansport LA.

Edie Wee was born in Mansfield LA, on October 24, 1955, to Thomas W. and Aileen Pyle Ratcliff. She was a member of Mims Springs Baptist Church. She recently moved home to Logansport after residing in Missouri several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronnie Ratcliff. Left to cherish her memory is her son Chad Ratcliff and wife Tina of El Paso, AR, sisters Gwen Ratcliff Truitt and husband Don of Logansport, Tempie Ratcliff Bush and husband Keith of Bossier City, special grandson Tanner and his Mom, Chris Marshall of Missouri, granddaughter Brooke Davis and great granddaughter Lilly, by several nieces and nephews, many loving cousins, and friends. We will all miss her smile and big personality!

The family would like to thank the Drs. and nurses at DeSoto Regional in Mansfield, and Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City for their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cool Springs Cemetery upkeep fund at 4534 State Line Rd, Logansport La 71049, or charity of choice.


06/08/2015

Ruth Lister, (82) of Shelbyville, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Stallings Court Nursing Facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Lister will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm.

Mrs. Lister's funeral will be at Todd Spring Baptist Church with burial to follow at McWilliams Cemetery in the Todd Springs community on Sunday. The visitation will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12 noon at Hicks Chapel. Rev. Wilbert Simmons will be officiating.

Her survivors are:

Daughter: Rachel and husband (Elder Willie Johnson) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister: LaMerle Yarbrough of Timpson, Texas

Grandchildren: Justin (Vinci) Barnes, Johnathan Barnes, Jeanene Barnes, and Equella Malone

(35) Great-grandchildren

(11) Great-great grandchildren

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


Berline McCoy “Annie” Malone, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:00 noon at China Chapel Baptist Church with interment at Redland Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating. View will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors:

Sons:
Lewis Malone (Doris) of San Augustine, Texas
Charles Darrin Malone of San Augustine, Texas
Clifford Tyrone Malone (Tasha) of Shreveport, LA
Winfred Watts (Betty) of Lufkin, Texas

Daughters:
Fannie Jean Holman (Daniel) of San Augustine, Texas
Darlene Jones (Earl) of Tyler, Texas

8 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Jerry McCoy (Patricia) of Dallas, Texas
James McCoy of Lufkin, Texas

Sister, Doris Jean Swindle of San Augustine, Texas

AS well as a host of niece, nephews other relatives and friends.

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


Burlene Moore Cardwell Anderson, 99, of Timpson passed away Friday, May 30, 2015 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison, Nacogdoches county, Texas. It was her wishes to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Born September 7, 1915 in the Henning community, near Garrison, Nacogdoches county, Texas to Eugene Graham Moore and Leola Davis Moore. Burlene was the sixth of eight children born to these parents.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Timpson, Blair Garden Club, and Blair Community Quilters. She enjoyed raising beautiful flowers in her yard, reading, and being with family and friends.

Survivors include grandsons: Gordon Thomas Garrett and wife Donna, John Cardwell Garrett and wife Lea. Six great-grandchildren: Sean, Sharon, J.C., Kaylon, Jan Leigh, and Joseph, and several great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Carl A. Anderson, daughter, Jo Ann Cardwell Garrett, grandson, Joseph Wayne Garrett, two brothers, Buddy and Gaston Moore and five sisters, Clara Stone, Maude Brooks, Ruby Cleveland, Juanita Wallace, and Etoula Watson.

Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


Jeremy Thomas Peek Jr., infant son of Jeremy Peek and Jessica Selph, passed away June 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

He is survived by
Parents: Jeremy Peek and Jessica Selph of Shelbyville

Grandparents: John and Georgia Peek of Huxley

Uncles:
John Peek Jr. and Deborah Brown of Joaquin
Bobby Peek and wife, Kim, of Arkansas

Numerous other relatives

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


06/07/2015

Odelle Lister Coleman, 88, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at her home. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11th at Union Baptist Church, 1601 SW Charles W. Whitlow Avenue in Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. C. W. Whitlow, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Post Cemetery at Fort Sill.

A wake will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10th in the Chapel of Howard-Harris Funeral Services, 1005 SW C Avenue. Viewing will be from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Coleman was born July 25, 1926, in the Todd Spring Community of Shelby County, Texas, to Willie Elzie Lister, Sr. and Dolena Chumley Lister. She was the second of six children. She attended the public schools of Center, Texas, and graduated from C.H. Daniels High School with further studies at the College of Cosmetology in Tyler, Texas. She worked for several years at Toombs Beauty Shop in Center. She retired as a licensed beautician in the early 1970s.

She married her husband of 61 years, Booker G. Coleman, on September. 6, 1953. This union was blessed with two children, Anita and Steven. A military wife, Odelle traveled extensively with her husband.

Early in life, she was united with and was baptized at Todd Spring Baptist Church in Shelby County, Texas. Having moved to Lawton in the early 1960s, Odelle united with Union Baptist Church where she served as chair of the Decorations Committee and a member of the Culinary Committee. She enjoyed serving meals and decorating the church for special events and holidays. She also was a member of the Women's Missionary Union (WMU), and remained faithful until her health no longer permitted her to serve in these ministries which she so loved.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Booker G. Coleman, of the home; three children: Anita R. Scott and son-in-law Col. Will Scott Jr. of Lawton; Steven R. Coleman and wife Debra of Rowlett, Texas and Gilford B. Coleman and wife Ida of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Cicretia N. Lusk, Katrina R. Scott, William D. Scott, III, Elise Coleman and Scott Coleman; a great-grandson, Harrison Coleman; two sisters-in-law: Norma Lister and Joy Etta Lister of Center, Texas; and many nephews, nieces and supportive friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Rubye L. Biggers and four brothers: James O. Lister, Willie E. Lister, Jr., Vinnie S. Lister and Clyde H. Lister, Sr.

Services under the direction of Hicks Mortuary and Howard-Harris Funeral Services.


Kathleen Taylor, 85, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday,June 8, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX with Pastor Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 9:30-11:00, AM, Monday, June, 8, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born March 12, 1930, in Nacogdoches, TX, to the parents, Herman Angus Byrd Moore and Odessa Winder Moore. She grew up in the community of Garrison, TX where she graduated from Garrison High School. Kathleen furthered her education by attending Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Homemaking and launching her career as a teacher. She enjoyed traveling and most of all being around her grandchildren. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Tom Taylor and wife Nancy G. of Prattville, Ala.; grandchildren, Elaine T. Beach and husband Matt of Columbia, MO and Allison G. Taylor of Denver, CO.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen Taylor was preceded in death by husband Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor and son, Clayton Moore Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 312 Austin Street,Timpson, TX 75975.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Jose Benedicto Beatriz, age 58, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at his home in Tenaha.

Services will be 11 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Francisco Araujo officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

Jose Benedicto Beatriz was born April 27, 1957 in San Miguel, El Salvador to parents,
Cayetano Flores & Julia Beatriz. He worked for Tyson Foods in Carthage.

He is survived by:
Wife, Martha Beatriz of Tenaha
Son, Gary Beatriz & wife, Crystal of Tenaha
Daughter: Ava Beatriz & husband, Alexander Caporali of Chireno
Son: William Mendoza & wife, Sylvia Gonzalez
Daughter: Flor Mendoza & husband, Jubert Segovia

Grandchildren:
Jayden & Julia Beatriz of Tenaha
Benedicto Beatriz
Elsi, Andrea & Matthew Caporali
Isela Segovia, Mark Segovia, Dalinda Segovia, Rodrigo Lezcano, Bryan Mendoza & Cristian Mendoza

Brothers & Sisters:
Delia Beatriz, Edith Beatriz, Alcides Beatriz, Sigfredo Beatriz & Cayetano Beatriz

Pallbearers:
Norberto Musico, Chad McCormick, Evanan Beatriz, Jose Manuel Beatriz, Beto Portillo & Manfredy Jose Beatriz
Honorary Pallbearers:
Gary Beatriz, Jayden Beatriz, William Mendoza, Rodrigo Lezcano, Bryan Mendoza, Cristian Mendoza,
Alexander Caporali, Benedicto Beatriz, Matthew Caporali, Mark Segovia & Hubert Segovia

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


06/06/2015

Bradie C. Bewton, Jr., 64, of Joaquin, passed away June 5, 2015 in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Brewton was born July 15, 1950 in Foley, Alabama to Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton. He loved fishing, gardening, working in his yard and spending time with his wife of forty-five years and his precious grandchildren. He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Wife: Kay Brewton of Joaquin

Children:
Katherine Matlock and husband, Shane, of Marshall
Nick Brewton and wife, Melissa, of Kopperl
Amanda Kay Rohrbaugh and husband, Doug, of Marshall
Melinda Hatcher and husband, Marshall, of Stanley, Louisiana
Maranda Brewton of Marshall

Brothers:
John Brewton and wife, Bernice, of Bon Secour, Alabama
Woody Brewton and wife, Rena, of Foley, Alabama

Grandchildren: Chase, Aspen, Kaitlyn, Monty, Max, Sterling, Brayden, Reagan, Triston, Braydon, Katie, Dillon, Levi, Emma, Lovena, and Taylor

Five Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton
Great Granddaughter: Drew Melody Young
Sister: Betty Hinson
Brother: James Brewton (BoJo)

Pallbearers will be Randy Bonner, Chance David, Tommy Spurlock, Randy Dickerson, Stephen Ewing and Gordon Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Dickerson, Kenneth Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, Chase Brewton, Sterling Waldon, Brayden Waldon and Dillon Young.

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


06/04/2015

Bernice “Buncy” McDonald, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Ms. McDonald was born September 14, 1923 in Jasper to Larkin C. Eddins and Hattie Tatum Eddins. She attended East Hamilton Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

She is survived by
Daughter: Ann Foster of Fort Worth

Son-in-law: Richard Tobey of Fort Worth

Six Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Raymond McDonald of Boyd

Sister-in-law:
Dorothy Pippin of Houston
Laura McDonald of Shelbyville

Numerous other close relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Alvie “Red” McDonald
Daughter: Shirley Tobey
Granddaughter: Carey Deann Tobey
Son-in-law: Don Foster

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


Delores J. McFadden, 68, , of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on February 26, 1947 in Timpson, Texas, the daughter of Clovis McFadden and Effie J. Smith. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Mrs. McFadden is survived by her son: Jeff Burleson; grandchildren, Airiel J. Burleson, and Heather S. Burleson; sisters, Janis Gregston of Nacogdoches and Mary Myers of Nacogdoches; She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clovis McFadden and Effie J. Smith Edwards.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


A memorial service for Mr. Don L. Watkins, 69, of Henderson, TX, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Tenaha Church of Christ with Bro. Dale Walker officiating. Mr. Watkins passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 3, 2015, in Longview. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Don Lewis Watkins was born on Jan. 18, 1946, in Center, TX to the late Robert “Buck” and Era Spurlock Watkins. He graduated from Tenaha High School with the class of 1965. He married Darla Lake on Jan. 3, 1987 in Timpson. Don was a member of the Tenaha Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Watkins.

Don is survived by:
Loving wife, Darla Lake Watkins of Henderson

Sister
Sherry Welch and husband Philip of Frankston

Nieces and nephews
Phil Welch and wife Cindy of Henderson, Amy Porter and husband Ron of Frankston, Scott Welch of Frankston, Molly Agnew of Sulpher, LA, Tom Watkins of Carthage, Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, LA, Jennifer Lake Butler and husband Todd of Louisville, KY, Nicole Lake Fitzgerald and fiancé Brad of Waller, Stephen Lake and wife Jenifer of Houston, and Scott Lake and wife Amanda of Hallsville

Brothers-in-law
Ferrell Lake and wife DeAnna of Montgomery and Ronnie Lake and wife Janice of Henderson.

Numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, and many friends also survive Don.

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


Bobbie Jean Mardis, 80 , of Center, Texas passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Mardis on Saturday, June 6th starting at 1pm at the Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom House.

Bobbie Jean Mardis was born Bobbie Jean Sanders on Octrober 10, 1034 to the late Booker T and Edith Sanders.

Mrs. Mardis is survived by;
Husband
Robert Mardis

Children
LaMerle Sims, John Wayne Bell

Sisters
Cleopatra and Alice Marie

Brother
David Sanders

Grandchildren
Veronica (James) Jackson, Barbara Renee (Keith) Jones, Jessie (Katrina) Jones, Robert (Melinda) Jones, Robert (Charlene) Cooper, Roger (Vickie) Cooper, Latasha Cooper.

She also leaves to cherish her, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mardis was preceded in death by:
Daughter
Dorothy Cooper

Son
Ervin Bell

Grandson
Robert Dewanye Jones

Service are under the care of Community Funeral Home.


06/02/2015

Shirley Ann Askew, 77, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Shirley was born December 17, 1937 in the Sexton Community of Sabine County, Texas to Kit Carson Vines and Lola Williamson Vines. She grew up and attended school in Center, graduating with the Center High School Class of 1956. Shirley worked for a number of years with a Home Health visiting nurse program. First Baptist Church in Center was her church home and she worked for some time with the Preschool Sunday School Department.

She is survived by
Children:
Donna McDonald Strickland of Palestine
Robert McDonald of Center

Grandchildren:
John McDaniel and wife, Erica
Michaela McDaniel
Jasmine McDaniel
Sky Strickland
Storm Strickland
Shiloh Strickland
Christy McDonald
Robin McDonald
Fernando McDonald
Carson McDonald

Great Grandchildren:
Camden McDaniel
Ember McDaniel
Ellie McDaniel
Joanie McDonald
Brian McDonald
Moses McDonald

Brothers-in-law:
Wayne Maxwell and wife, Sue
Kendall McDonald

Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Norris Askew
Son: Randy McDonald
Parents: Kit Carson Vines and Lola Williamson Vines
Sister: Ellen Maxwell
Father of her children: Robert “Bob” McDonald

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


06/01/2015

Olan Ray Cockrell, 70, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Wednesday starting at 12 Noon until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 24, 1945 in Beaumont to Robert Earl and Gladys (Whiddon) Cockrell. He retired from Southern Utilities in Tyler.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Robert Earl & Gladys Cockrell, Wife, June McGee Cockrell, Brothers, Jimmy Earl Cockrell, Darryl Cockrell, Donald Cockrell & Jacky Cockrell and Sister, Earlene Heidingsfelder.

He is survived by:
Children:
Chris Cockrell & wife, Nikki of Martinsville
Angel Smith & husband, Roy of Kilgore

Grandchildren:
Miranda Edwards & husband, Austin of Kilgore
Justin Pomykal of Kilgore
Bethanie Plummer & husband, Bradey of Hardin
Kelley Fountain & husband, Jordin of Center
Laney Newman of Martinsville
Josey Rae Cockrell of Martinsville

Honorary Granddaughter:
Savannah McGee of Martinsville

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexi & Chloe Main
Wyatt Plummer
Jaxon Lee Fountain

Special Niece:
Vickie Cockrell of Orange

Special Nephew:
Brian Cockrell & wife, Michelle of Ft. Worth
Numerous other Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

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


Legatha “Lee” Jenkins Demings, 70, of Joaquin, TX, passed away on Friday morning, May 29, 2015, in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born on April 28, 1945, in San Augustine, TX to Clifford and Louisa Ingram Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her father and four siblings, Clifford, Alivn, and Danny Jenkins and Mary Moore.

Mrs. Demings is survived by
Mother
Louisa Ingram Jenkins of Tenaha

Sons
Whyman Hightower of California, Preston Demings, III and wife Murlene of Tenaha, and special son and caregiver, Clifford Demings and Yolanda Holman of Joaquin

Daughters
Sharon Jones of San Francisco and Louisa Reddic and husband Edward of Carthage

Brothers
Rochester Jenkins and wife Gladys of Tenaha and Calvin Jenkins, Sr. and wife Dorina of California

Sisters
Rosie Drake and husband Roy of Tenaha, Vivian LeBlanc and husband Wayne of California, and Barbara Sanchez of Tenaha

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage. Cremation and service arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

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


Virginia Lewis Jones, 90, of Center, went home to be with the Lord, May 31, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She was born December 11, 1924 to Irene and H.W. “Harry” Lewis in Beaumont, Texas, where her father was with Gulf Oil. They later were transferred to Chester, Texas. After graduating from Chester High school, she met and married Jimmy E. Jones. In the early 50’s, they moved to Center, where they opened clothing stores and worked most of their married lives. She used her talents in buying and merchandizing for the ladies stores. She found great joy in her home, her family and her church. She especially loved her friends in The Martha Class and looked forward to seeing them on Sunday mornings.

She is survived by her
Husband of 73 years: Jimmy E. Jones

Daughters:
Suzanne and husband, Dr. John Jucas, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Carolyn and husband, William Bill Lovette of Denver, Colorado

Daughter-in-law: Alice Joy of Alice, Texas

Grandchildren:
Rebecca Jones of Austin
Don Lovette and wife, Keitha
Ron Jones and wife, Annette, of Austin
Allyson Jones of New York, New York
Jennifer Lovette of Denver, Colorado

Great-Grandchildren
Taylor Salinas
Madison Lovette
Jackson Lovette
Kate Jones
Tory Jones
Hudson Lovette

Cousins: Bob and Patsy Fairchild of Center

Our caregivers and angels who helped make this journey easier:
Linda Rushing
Cursandra Wade
Don Giles
Dorothy Brooks
Nicole Simpson
Charlotte Garrett
Betty Ratcliff
Tyrone Garrett
Our sweet nurses

Preceded in death by
Parents: H. W. and Irene Lewis
Son: Ronnie Jones

Pallbearers will be Ron Jones, Don Lovette, Jackson Lovette, Buddy Hancock, David Chadwick and Bobby Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Motley, Grover Russell, Bob Warr, Gene Walker and Tyrone Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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