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03/31/2015

Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Mr. Robert Earl Hill (69) of Carthage, Texas. Mr. Hill died at his residence.

Mr. Hill’s survivors are

Sons:
Jason Ratcliff of Houston, Texas
Chris Robinson of Center, Texas
Aaron Ratcliff of Carthage, Texas

Daughters:
Tamikia Ratcliff of Center, Texas
Latoska Ratcliff of Center, Texas

Brothers:
James Hill of Center, Texas
Charles Lee Hill of Dallas, Texas
Benjamin Hill of Longstreet, Louisiana
George David Hill of San Augustine, Texas

Sister:
Patsy Ruth Hill of Houston, Texas
Horce Lee Goodwin

Services Entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas 75935


03/30/2015

Barbara Jean Ellis, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her residence.

Ms. Ellis was cremated and no services are planned.

Ms. Ellis was born August 20, 1937 in Illinois to Orville Hine and Helen Spencer Hine.

She is survived by
Children:
Patti Hall and Eddie Miller of Center
Michael and Rose Hall of Kalispell, Montana

Grandchildren:
Ryan Hein of San Antonio
Shannon and Greg Tomlinson of Jacksonville
Allie Hall of Montana

Great-Grandchildren:
Macy Rehbein
Jesselynn Rehbein
Chance Tomlinson
Levi Tomlinson
Preston Henry
Keaton Henry
Sunny Hall

Mother: Helen Spencer Hansen of Roswell, New Mexico

Brothers:
Maurie Hines of Missouri
Steve Hines

Sisters:
Joann Andrews of Arkansas
Debbie Carrol

Preceded in death by
Father: Orville Hines
Don Oller

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


03/29/2015

Penny Diane Hughes, 51, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Hughes was born January 17, 1964 in Center to Gerel G. Goings and Judy Cassel Goings. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Larry Jack Hughes of Shelbyville

Sons:
Justin Hughes and wife, Elizabeth, of Shelbyville
Derek Hughes of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jeanne Hughes of Shelbyville
Madison Diane Hughes of Shelbyville
Flint Hughes of Shelbyville
Summer Hughes of Shelbyville
Shelby Hughes of Shelbyville
Stormy Hughes of Shelbyville

Parents: Gerel G. and Judy Goings of Shelbyville

Sister: Ginger White of Kentucky

Grandmother: Johnnie Cassel

Mother of Jeanne, Madison Diane, and Flint Hughes: Jennifer Hughes

Preceded in death by
Brother: Flint Goings
Grandfather: Howell Cassel

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


03/28/2015

R.C. “Pete” “Buddy” Peterson, 76, of Summit, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in McComb, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Peterson was born October 26, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois to Rudolph Ernest Peterson and Emily Hilda Vincik Peterson. He served in the United States Army Reserve.

He is survived by
Wife: Margaret Ann Peterson of Summit, Mississippi

Daughters:
Deborah Jones of Beeville, Texas
Donna Bynum and husband, Bill, of Troutville, Virginia
Deanna Collins and husband, Chris, of Center, Texas
Dorla Ann Armstreet and husband, Richard, of Summit, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Codi Jones and wife, Jeannine
William Brandon Leeds and wife, Kelley
Celeste Renee Boggs and husband, Brian
Benjamin Ballard and wife, Jennifer
Daniel Bynum
Jon Collins and wife, Magan
Cory Collins and wife, Hannah
Josh Armstreet
Jordan René Long and husband, Justin
Melody Henderson and husband, Austin
Jason Bynum
Joshua Bynum

Great-Grandchildren:
Lyndi Leeds
Valerie Boggs


03/27/2015

Mary Rosine Parmley Parker, 91, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 in Carthage.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Parker was born July 21, 1923 in Central Heights to Joe Parmley and Gertrude Grigsby Parmley. She was a fabulous cook, an excellent gardener and a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Ms. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by
Husband of 69 years: Dick Parker of Tenaha

Sons:
Mike Parker and wife, Pam, of The Woodlands
Bob Parker of Tenaha
Clay Parker and wife, Linda, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Katie Novian
Stephen Parker
Richard Parker
Brandi Abernathy
Connie David
Brittany Parker

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Steve Parmley of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joe Parmley and Gertrude Grigsby Parmley

Pallbearers will be Mitch Menefee, Joe Lynn Williams, Brack Harrison, Richard Parker, Dustin Abernathy and Wade David. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Browning, Roland Cross, Charles Hooker, John Griffin, Guy Griffin and Dalton Parker.

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


Velta Broadus Bordner, 76, of Joaquin, Texas died March 25, 2015 in Longview, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Granberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home.

Mrs. Velta Faye Broadus Goodson Bordner was born August 8, 1938 in Overton, Texas. Velta was one of nine children born to the marriage of Emmett and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. She completed schools in East Mountain High School in Gladewater, Texas. Velta devoted her life to home health care. She was a loving person to all, and especially those in need of her care. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 23 years Durwood Goodson, sons, Jerry Paul Davis and Walter “Buddy” Davis, siblings, Gayle Broadus, Bobby Broadus, James Broadus, Margarette Alford and granddaughter, Ivy Ieppert.

Mrs. Bordner is survived by her daughter, Pamela Reingold of Houston; grandchildren, Chase Davis of Joaquin, Bubba Davis of Kilgore, Stephanie Davis of Kilgore, Clinton Davis of Carthage; great grandchildren, Zoey Ieppert, Branson Davis, Kolton Davis, Rylie Davis, Mason Davis and Hunter Whipkey; brothers, Roy Broadus and wife Linda of Joaquin, Jerry Broadus and wife Olean of Carthage, Elton Broadus of Carthage, sister, Barbara Woodcox and husband Randy of Joaquin, sister, Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Broadus, Toby Broadus, Jason Broadus, Luke Murray Josh Walker and Jacob Duncan. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


03/26/2015

Tammy Sue Dutton of Kingston, Oklahoma passed from this life February 27, 2015 at the age of 52. Tammy was born on July 8, 1962 in Center, Texas to Hubbard Lynn and Mary (Compton) Hartt.

Tammy attended school in Timpson, Texas and later married Ronnie Dutton on October 16, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked for Foxworth Galbraith and was a loyal contributor to the Shriner’s for Children organization. Tammy was of the Methodist faith and she enjoyed cooking, the Dallas Cowboys and took great care in caring for her family.

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nancy Williams.

Tammy is survived by her husband, Ronnie Dutton of the home; sons, Jason Marr and wife Katti of Belton, Missouri, Jermy Marr and wife Christy of Gainesville, Texas, Billy Dutton and wife Natalie of Kingston and Danny Dutton of Kingston; brothers, Robert Hartt and wife Theresa of Garrison, TX, Lynn Harrt and wife Jeannie of Center, TX and Glynn Harrt and wife Iwana of Nacogdoches, TX; grandchildren, Skylar Marr, Angel Marr, Natalie Marr, Zachary Mason, Austion Dutton, Sidney Dutton, Doss Dutton and Dax Dutton and other extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Willis Baptist Church with Jerry Scott officiating. Interment followed in Willis Cemetery with Dax Dutton, Richard Wood, Donnie Foster, John Byrom, Lincoln Erwin and John Erwin serving as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill


Donald "Glenn" Yates, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 peacefully at his home in Channelview, Texas. He was born on December 18, 1957 in Harris County to Bernard and Mae Rose Yates.

Glenn was a man of God and believed whole heartly and accepted Jesus in his life. He was best known as Gramps. He loved his grandchildren dearly. He was married to his beloved wife Nell for 19 years. He was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing. He just loved being in the outdoors. He had 2 dogs, Floppy and TootleButt who he loved spending his afternoons outside with. He was an impacable carpentor, he could make you anything from almost nothing. Glenn also had an amazing greenthumb. He always had a smile on his face and would make sure he left you with a smile. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Glenn is proceeded in death by parents, Benard and Mae Rose Yates; sister, Bonnie Garrison; brothers, (twins) James and John Yates and Darryl "Tooter" Yates.

Besides his beloved wife, Nell Yates, he is survived by daughters, Amy Yates Garcia, Brenee' Wilsher and husband Daniel, Crystal Strickland and husband James, Terri Davis and husband Russell; and sons, Jamie Yates, Richard Arvello and wife Ginia, Danny Arvello and wife Wanda, and Randy Arvello.

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


Fred L. Johnson, 82, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1932 in Shelby County to Rev. Lewis Johnson and Trudy (Gilchrist) Johnson. He served in the US Army. He retired from the Texas Highway Department where he worked for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Rev. Lewis and Trudy Johnson and Wife, Loyce Johnson.

He is survived by:

Daughters & Sons-in-law:
Pam & Darrell Sanford of Center
Karen & Darrell Albert of Center

Grandchildren:
Scott Sanford & wife, Allison of Center, Kirk Sanford & wife, Kelli of Center, Todd Albert of Center, Jill Albert & fiancé, Cody Matlock of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Jaxon & Maddox Sanford, Madelyn Sanford

Sisters & Brother-in-law:
Ura Lovell of Center, Vivian & Earl Campbell of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Scott Sanford, Kirk Sanford, Todd Albert,
Cody Matlock, David Gilchrist & Shane Fenley
Honorary Pallbearers:
Don Lovell & Rickey Campbell

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


03/25/2015

A graveside service with military honors for Mr. John Tom “Bo” Woods, 84, of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Tenaha, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Waldrop Cemetery near Fair Play, Texas, with Dr. Dale Reed officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home prior to the graveside service. Mr. Woods passed away on Saturday morning, March 21, 2015, in Houston.

John Tom “Bo” Woods was born on June 20, 1930, in Beckville, Texas, to the late Thomas Monnie and Bessie Edna Brown Woods. Mr. Woods served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1954 as a chief parachute rigger during the Korean War and in the Navy reserves for another ten years, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer before his honorable discharge. He married Mary Katherine Johnson on Sept. 1, 1953, in Sunnyvale, California and she preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2014. During his younger years, Mr. Woods worked at the former Woods Feed and Supply in Tenaha. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1958. The next year, Mr. and Mrs. Woods moved from Tenaha to the Pasadena and Deer Park area, where they became members of the Deer Park First Baptist Church and raised a family of three sons and a daughter. He retired from Shell Oil Co. in 1990, after a 30 year career.

Mr. Woods was also preceded in death by his brothers, J. Lloyd, James Riley, and Phillip Ray Woods and sisters, Margaret Cathryn Roberts, Monnie Bess Jones, and Joy Nell Hancock.

Mr. Woods is survived by:

Sister: Patsy Woods Byerly of BeaumontSons:
Clifford Woods of Pasadena, Phillip Woods and wife Kelly of Baytown, and Kevin Woods and wife Becky of Deer Park; daughter, Teresa Skelton of Deer Park

Grandchildren:
James Helms and wife Naomi, Amy Woods, Amanda Richard and husband Justin, Megan Woods, Kayla Steward, Brittney Voltz and husband Matt, John Helms, Jessica Skelton, and Ryan Steward

Great-grandchildren:
Hannalee Helms, Avery Lynn Richard, Aleksandr, Isabel, and Addison Voltz, Karmynn Skelton, and Julien Simonds-Steward.

Memorials may be made to Waldrop Cemetery Association, Post Office Box 251, Carthage, Texas 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


03/24/2015

James Benton “Ben” Coyle, 64, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Center. He was born November 5, 1950 in Pampa to Walker Rush “Dub” Coyle and Eva Dean Veach Coyle.

Mr. Coyle was cremated and a private family memorial will be held at a later time.

He is survived by:

Father: Walker Rush “Dub” Coyle

Sister: Matilda Calzada of McKinney

Brother: Keith Gale Coyle and wife, Renee, of Gillette, Wyoming

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother: Eva Dean Veach Coyle
Brother: Kelly Lynn Coyle

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


Donald Ray Barton, 55, of Carthage, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Michael Tibbs officiating.

Mr. Barton was born August 2, 1959 in Longview to Lee Roy Barton and Glaydis Ramey Barton. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Cassie Lovell and husband, Chip, of Tenaha
Jodi Barton of Carthage

Stepsons:
Michael Tibbs of Carthage
Chris Graham and wife, Jamie, of Longview

Grandchildren:
Camryn Lovell of Tenaha
Caden Lovell of Tenaha
Daegan Williams of Carthage

Step Grandchildren:
Alex Graham of Longview
Noah Graham of Longview

Sister: Joann Smith and husband, Ronnie, of Center

Brother: Robert Barton and wife, Janice, of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee Roy Barton and Glaydis Ramey Barton
Brother: Douglas Barton
Sister-in-law: Janet Barton
Nephew: Brady Barton

Pallbearers will be Kalen Smith, Michael Tibbs, Brent Barton, John Ramsey, Jackie Rickman and Tommy McMahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Foster and William Carroll.

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


Roy Alton McLean, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Mr. McLean was born December 14, 1934 in Guadalupe County to Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean. He served in the United States Army. Mr. McLean, along with his brother, Donald McLean, owned McLean Tax and Bookkeeping Service in Center for many years. He was a lifelong musician and was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by
Nephews:
Terry Allen and wife, Jan, of Joaquin
Michael Allen of Center

Great-Nieces and Nephews:
J.B. Raymond and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Alyse Allen of Houston
Christina Allen Fulsom of Carthage

Great Great-Nieces and Nephews:
McKynzie Bush of Center
Justin Raymond of Center
Jaxon Raymond of Center
Avery Prudhomme of Houston
Landon Lagrone of Carthage
Kali Fulsom of Carthage

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean
Brother: Donald V. McLean
Sister: Iris M. Allen
Special Aunt: Eva Lakey

Pallbearers will be Terry Yates, Bennie Baugh, Billy Yates, Don Wheeler, Alan Ray, Bill Hairgrove, Roy Peace and Michael Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Yates and Bill Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Ave.
Waco, Texas 76708

American Heart Association
PO Box 841125
Dallas, Texas 75284-1125

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


Larry M. Sparks, 67, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, due to a cerebral hemorrhagic stroke. He was born on April 23, 1947 to M.A. “Doc” and Dorothy Sparks in Santa Rita, New Mexico. There will be no funeral.

Larry wanted to be a preacher from an early age, accomplishing this goal of preaching for many years. Beginning at Appleby, TX for 3 years; he then moved to Oklahoma preaching at Warren - 4 years, Gotebo - 15 years, Olustee - 2 years, Burns Flat - 8 years, and recently at Sentinel. He filled in for various congregations as well.

Larry & Becky worked at the Tipton Home as house parents for 15 years. Then they moved to the farm in the Warren community where he raised goats, cattle, and horses. The last few years he enjoyed playing music at Warren, Lone Wolf, Mangum, Tipton, English Village Nursing Home, and Plantation Village.

His family never heard Larry utter a curse word nor a slang word. Larry never took the first drink of alcohol nor smoked throughout his life.

Larry was an “idea-generator”. He wanted his weaknesses to be his sons’ strengths. He was an education promoter. He encouraged his sons as well as others to study hard and to get a good education. His family was so fortunate to have him as long as they did.

Larry was a 1965 graduate of Tillamook High School, Tillamook, Oregon. He continued his education at Columbia Christian, Portland, Oregon; Ft. Worth Christian College, Ft. Worth, Texas; Brown Trail School of Preaching, Bedford, Texas. He completed his B.A. in Bible at Oklahoma Christian College, Edmond, OK in 1970.

Larry is survived by:

Wife of 42 years, Becky (Sample) Sparks

Sons:
Lance Sparks
Timothy Sparks and wife Janice
Paul Sparks and wife Kimberly

Two granddaughters

Two sisters: Sharon Bruce and Shirley Adley

Other relatives and a host of friends.

His teachings taught his family that spiritual matters are most important, and they endeavor to live for the Lord every day.


03/23/2015

Kimberly Rene McNeil Richards, 51, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Doug Fincher and Bro. Richard Fleetwood officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Richards was born November 26, 1963 in Mobile, Alabama to George Henry McNeil and Necia Marie Fleetwood McNeil. She loved working at the law firm of Don Wheeler, fishing, shopping, crocheting and raising money for cystic fibrosis. Mrs. Richards was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: David Richards of Center

Son: Bradley Richards and wife, Rose, of Center

Mother: Necia Armstrong and husband, Buddy, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Kiersten Richards
Natalie Peace
Connor Richards

Sisters:
Karla Rochelle Henley and husband, David, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Kristy McNeal of Nacogdoches

Brother: Kevin Richard McNeil and wife, Pam, of Beckville

Mother-in-law: Brenda McDaniel and husband, Gene, of Carthage

Father-in-law: Rex Richards and wife, Suzanne, of Center

Special Niece: Kellie Henley of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sister-in-law: Donna Randolph of Carthage

Special Friends:
Joyce Bush of Center
Cindy Eubank of Center
Friends from the office

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

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards
Father: George Henry McNeil
Nephew: Patrick McNeil

Pallbearers will be Chase Henley, Cody Rawls, Anthony Fleetwood, Don Wheeler, David Eubank and David Henley.


03/20/2015

Ara Belle English Anthony, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Anthony was born May 26, 1939 in Shelby County to Lynn English and Bernice Payne English. She loved to cook, quilt and spend time with her grandchildren. Ms. Anthony was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Sons:
Frankie Anthony and wife, Valerie, of Center
Mark Anthony of Denton
Mitchell Anthony and wife, Sonya, of Center

Daughter: Laresa Livingston of Center

Ten Grandchildren

Eleven Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bobbie Campbell and husband, O.C., of Center
Judy English of Center
Vernell English of Center

Sister-in-law: Brooksie McGee of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Elmer Ray Wilburn of Center
E.A. Tomlin of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Grover F. Anthony
One infant child: James Kirk Anthony
Parents: Lynn English and Bernice Payne English
Sister: Johnny Wilburn

Pallbearers will be Grover Lynn Anthony, Brandon Anthony, Doug Eaves, Cody Anthony, Wil Blackshear, Cameron Anthony, Russell Sowell and Ryan Hall.

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


03/19/2015

Mrs. Joann Lockett, 58, of Center went to her Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

There will be a wake held Friday, March 20th from 6-8pm at Community Funeral Home in Center, Texas. The services will Saturday, March 21th at 1pm at Abundant Love Ministeries Church of Center, Texas with interment to follow at West View Cementry in Center, Texas. Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating the services.

Mrs. Lockett is survived by:

Husband: James Earl Lockett, Dallas, Texas

Daughter: Jessica Patton and husband Trumaine, Center, Texas

Sons:Travis Patton Jr. and wife Destini, Center, Texas; Jeremiah Lockett and wife Latesia, Dallas, Texas

7 Grandchildern

Brothers: Joe Suell Jr., Lufkin, Texas; Henry Suell and wife Linda, Center, Texas; Blandell Suell, Center, Texas; Bobby Dell Suell, Nacogdoches, Texas; Willie Lee Suell, Tyler, Texas; Alex Suell and wife Jasmine, Marshall, Texas; Lonnie Ray Patton, Center Texas; RL Nickerson, Beaumont, Texas.

Sisters:Lesie Mae Suell, Center, Texas; Barbarie Buckley and husband Johnny Ray, Center, Texas; Elizebeth Ann Suell, Center, Texas; Cynitha Hightower and husband Lonnie, Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Timms Funeral Home (222 Leach St., Lufkin, Texas) and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Waterhouse Greer (82) of Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Greer died March 13, 2015 at a local nursing center in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Greer will be Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12 noon, at Long Chapel CME Church (516 Lining St., Lufkin, Texas). Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Mrs. Greer’s survivors are:

Daughter: Connie Greer of Lufkin, Texas

Grandson that she raised: Michael (Premiaula) of Lufkin, Texas

Brothers: Sam Waterhouse of Dayton, Ohio and Joe Willie Waterhouse of Center, Texas

Sisters: Ann Turner of Dayton Ohio, Onie Alexander of Carthage, Texas & Gwendolyn (C.W.) Garrett of Center, Texas

Visitation will be at Timms Funeral Home from the hours of 8am-5pm, Friday, March 20, 2015
Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lufkin, Texas
Repass: Long Chapel CME Church


03/18/2015

Floyd Elmer Boatman was born November 29, 1923 in Nacogdoches to Floyd and Lela (Bell) Boatman. He entered into rest on March 17, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 91 years.

Services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 20, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home

Survivors:
Son:
Michael E. Boatman of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Dianne Becker & husband Clint of Lufkin, Texas, Susan Provine & husband Robert of Garrison, Texas, Rhonda Schoppe & husband Dwain of Cushing, Texas

Grandchildren:
Britta Bailey & husband Kirby, Stephen Provine & wife Debbie, Chad Becker & wife Becky, Jim Chatman

Great-Grandchildren:
Jennah Williams, Haley Becker, Addyson Gray, Stephen Burnnett, Tyler Luce, Sydney Lindsey, Ashley Bailey

Great Great-Grandchildren:
Aden & Riley

Brother: Billy Ray Boatman
Sisters: Dorlene Weatherly & Dena Faye Corley

Preceded in death by wife: Mary Lou (Williams) Boatman
Grandson: Aaron Todd Becker
Brothers: J.M. Boatman & Lessie Boatman
Parents: Floyd & Lela Boatman


03/17/2015

​​​Andre Dwain Hall, 76, of Gary, Texas, was called away peacefully to be with the Lord after a long illness on Monday, March 16, 2015. Born in Emory, Texas, on March 21, 1938, to the late James Roszell Hall, Jr. and Golda Vo Anderson.

​Called home before him was the great love of his life, his loving wife, Wanda Latham Hall. His sister, Mozelle Hall Kunkel and brother in-law, Dale Gosnell. Our hopes are that they are together now in eternal peace.

​Andre was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, bird watching, fishing, and growing flowers. He especially enjoyed the company of his dog Lady, for she was a faithful loyal companion to him.

​After graduating from Gary High School, Andre enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served before being called up to active duty in the Army. There he served almost another year before being given his discharge papers.

​Making Houston their home after marriage, Andre began working as a field engineer. After retiring from Océ he returned to Gary to live on Lake Murvaul.

​Andre was a loving father and was extremely proud of his children. His daughter, Tonya Aruffo and husband Cris of Houston; and his son, Shawn Hall and Pam Belrose of Center. He adored his grandchildren. They brought him great joy. Madeline Aruffo, Cadey Belrose, Jake Aruffo, and Bill Belrose. Andre leaves loving memories to be cherished by his siblings. Sister, Elna Gosnell of Royce City, Texas; brother, James Roszell Hall III and wife Molly of Port Allen, Louisiana, brother in-law, Pete Kunkel of Gary. As well as many loving nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors that he was so blessed to have shared so many good times with.

​The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 am to 1 pm at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home with the celebration of life to immediately follow at 1 pm with Pastor Brad Howard and Rev. Spencer Nordyke officiating. Mr. Hall will be laid to rest at the Mount Bethel Cemetery in Gary.

​​The Family would like to express sincere gratitude to Garrison Nursing Home, Nacogdoches Memorial, and Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home, and all the friends that lifted up prayers during his illness. We thank each of you for the loving care and support.

​A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Michael Wayne Wood, newborn son of Matthew and Kelli McCroskey Wood, went to be with the Angels Sunday morning in the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Michael was survived by:

Parents, Matthew and Kelli McCroskey Wood of Center, Texas

Sisters: Kelsi Wood and Madalynn Wood of Center, Texas

Grandparents:
Mike and Laura McCroskey of Hemphill, Texas
Wayne and Jean Wood of Center, Texas

Great-grandparents:
Richard and Patricia Quick of Lufkin
Paul and Bobbie Ross of Center.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mallori Wood.

Graveside services will be at 2:00pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the Rosevine Cemetery, Rosevine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home.


03/13/2015

Paul E. Flournoy, 79, of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015 at Folsom Baptist Church, FM 2026 in the Folsom Chapel Community of Shelby County with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Flournoy was born March 18, 1935 in San Augustine County to Arbie Alec Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy. He was a member of Folsom Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Sons:
Paul Edward Flournoy and wife, Ruth, of Singleton
Jeff Flournoy and wife, Marie, of Lavon

Daughter: Kay Polk and husband, Hans, of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Stephen Flournoy
Kevin Flournoy
Daniel Flournoy
Zachary Flournoy
Matthew Flournoy
David Flournoy
Caleb Flournoy
Catelynn Flournoy

Great-Grandchildren:
Carson Flournoy
Carter Flournoy
Cooper Flournoy
Greyson Flournoy
Paige Flournoy
Zoe Flournoy

Extended Family:
Martha Garcia and family
Roxanne Miller and family
Michelle Helder and family
Sara Flournoy

Sisters:
Katie Purdy and husband, Jimmy, of Houston
Weeda Lowry and husband, Ray, of Longview
Sarah Lewis and husband, John, of Huntington
Betty Duke and husband, George, of Timpson
Rachel Brannon and husband, Ronnie, of Hallsville

Brothers:
Guy Flournoy and wife, Joyce, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Pete Flournoy and wife, Carolyn, of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Jean Flournoy
Parents: Arbie Alec Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy
Brothers: Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy

Pallbearers will be Stephen Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, David Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy and Keith McKnight.

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


Brenda “Bo” Wright Curry, 56, of Logansport, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Josh Tolvert officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Curry was born June 16, 1958 in Shelby County to Roy Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright.

She is survived by
Husband: Quinton Curry of Logansport

Step Daughter: Shelley McDaniel and husband, Jerry D., of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jaiden Deas of Logansport
Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin
Addison McDaniel of Joaquin
Jace McDaniel of Joaquin

Brother: Earl Wright and wife, Linda, of Goober Hill

Sisters:
Evelina Morrison and husband, Larry, of Nacogdoches
Sonya Golden and husband, Rodney, of Center
Mary Jane McSwain of Center
Fay Henry of Center
Thelma Wright of Center
Tammy Ledford and husband, Jackie, of Stonewall, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Jeannett Lightfoot
Bobbie Gannon

Brothers-in-law:
Steve Curry
Ted Curry

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright
Son: Jamie Deas
Grandson: Christian Deas
Brother: David Wright
Sister-in-law: Onntt Bozeman
Brothers-in-law: J.W. Curry, Glenn Curry

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith, Monte Griffith, Micah Griffith, David Spratley, Colbin McSwain and Luke Hatcher.

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


Sara Samford Jackson, 87, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Shelby County, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the graveside service on Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.
Sara was born on April 23, 1927 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Joseph Walker Samford & Irada Levona Hooper Samford who precede her in death. She graduated from Shelbyville High School. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Darwin Jackson.

Among her survivors include:
Son:
Gary Jackson of Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Grandchildren:
Walker Jackson & Elliott Jackson of Raleigh, North Carolina


Joe Bruton, 58, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in San Augustine.

(Updated 4/14/2015) A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 .

Mr. Bruton was born September 17, 1956 in Houston to Melva Jean Hickson Whitley.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Jessica Diane Bruton of Timpson
Jamie Leigh Hulsey and husband, Frank of Timpson

Mother: Melva Jean Whitley of Timpson

Aunts:
Gail Arnold of Timpson
Hedy Shafranski and husband, Richard of Katy

Sisters:
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny of Tenaha
Pamela Lowery and husband, Joe Don of Crockett
Darlene Cave and husband, John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister-in-law: Kay Hall of Houston

Grandchildren:
Madison Lynn Parry of Timpson
Violet Leona Hulsey of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: James Allen Whitley
Brother: Michael Ray Hall

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


Jean Whitley, 76, of Timpson, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

(Updated 4/14/2015) A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

Ms. Whitley was born November 13, 1938 in Kaufman to Luther Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Julius Nethery for over 27 years. Ms. Whitley loved to fish. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Pamela Jean Lowery and husband, Joe Don, of Crockett
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny Leo, of Tenaha
Darlene Cave and husband, John, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister:
Gail Arnold of Center
Hedy Shafranski of Houston

7 Grandchildren

4 Great Grandchildren

Daughter-in-law: Kay Hall of Humble

Preceded in death by
Parents: Luther Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson
Husband: James Alan Whitley
Sons: Joe Lynn Bruton, Michael Ray Hall
Sister: Glinda Stewart
Brothers: Lee Hickson, Perry Hickson

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


03/12/2015

Vince Walker, 48, of Center, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mr. Walker was born July 21, 1966 in Shelby County to Oliver Curtis Walker and Nina Hudspeth Walker. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Walker

Daughters:
Carolyn Nash Walker
Lori Jo Walker McGinty
Jaclyn Eaves and husband, Doug Jr.

Sons:
Robert Vincent Walker
Eric Williams
Justin Williams

Grandchildren:
Kayla Furra
Justin Furra
Katie Furra
Tara Jordan
Brelynn Walker
Hayleigh Elizabeth Walker
Ayden Eaves
Haylle Eaves
Khloe Williams

Mother: Nina Jo Hudspeth Walker

Stepfather: John Lee Miles

Sister: Brendah Jo Burns and husband, Charles

Brothers:
Duval Walker and wife, Katrina
Donald Walker

Mother-in-law: Ursula Soto

Nieces & Nephews:
Emily Walker
Ellie Walker
Dean Walker
Dane Walker
Melanda Walker
Keggin Walker

Numerous aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by
Father: Oliver Curtis Walker
Grandparents: Herman Walker and Cora May Walker, Ed Hudspeth and Mavy Hudspeth.

Pallbearers will be Randall Gilchrist, Frankie Bright, Kelly Amburn, Greg Stanford, Alan Hooper and Robert Hooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean and Dane Walker.

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


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 was the first of two children. Guy got his angel wings on March 11, 2015 at home with his girls at his bedside.

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.

Guy is also survived by two nephews Jonathan and Timothy Hopkins and their wives and children, two uncles David and Henry Hughes along with their wives and children. Guy was very close to his sister in law Elizabeth Thompson Jones, her husband Randy and their children, Julie Jones Harper, Laura Newlin Orona, Danielle Jones and Sean Jones and his mother in law Gail Grubbs Thompson. He leaves behind many precious cousins and friends all over the world. He will be greatly missed by all.

Guy graduated Center High School in 1965. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1972 with a BS in Art. Although he loved to draw and paint they became hobbies instead of his career. Guy worked at the Champion Newspaper for many years in various job functions. He worked at plywood plants and for a brief stint with the Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator.

Guy and his family moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area in 1994 and Guy worked at J. C. Penney Outlet for several years as a fixture man (he was responsible for taking apart and putting together the floor fixtures that held the items for sale.) Guy was very well known to the employees and regular customers at the outlet and was much loved. He retired due to his illness of Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia in 2007.

Guy's family was of primary importance in his life after his dedication to Christ. He tried to attend any and all meetings regarding his children's schooling as well as their band concerts and plays. He was always so very proud of all their talents and accomplishments. He was even more proud of his three fine grandchildren to whom he was known as G'diddy.

Guy's favorite hobby throughout his life was dancing. He loved to be noticed in a crowd and always showed off his fancy footwork whether on a cruise ship, at a reunion or just on the kitchen floor at home. He danced every chance he got until his illness robbed him of his independence to stand and move freely. As slowly as his illness gathered steam for his journey here on earth, we are all sure he danced out like a rocket when he went.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southern Grace Hospice 364 Racetrack Road, McDonough, GA or The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (http://www.theaftd.org/)

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Ted Strickland Community Center (130 North Berry Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281) at 3pm. His ashes will be buried with his parents at a graveside service in July at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.


Johnny Eugene Hodges, age 71 of the Mt. Herman Community, Center, Tx. passed away, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service will be 10:00 am Friday, March 13, 2015 at Mt. Herman Cemetery, Center, Texas, with Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Dee Daniel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 21, 1944 in Shelbyville to Willie and Mamie Marie (Cooper) Hodges. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and was stationed in Germany. He retired from NIBCO where he was a supervisor for many years. He was a member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie and Mamie Marie Hodges, Brother, Willie Waymon Hodges, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Monroe & Mae Taylor, Niece, Ava Hodges Hensarling, & Brothers-in-law, DL Battles & E.J. “Jack” Orgeron, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Joye Taylor Hodges of the Mt. Herman Community

Daughter:
Tamara Hodges Tanner of the Mt. Herman Community

Son:
Mark Hodges & wife, Kristi of the Mt. Herman Community

Grandchildren:
Beth Tanner, Brayden, Jarren & Makayla Hodges

Brothers:
Charles Hodges & wife, Judy of Buna
David Hodges & wife, Joanne of Shreveport

Sisters-in-law:
Laverne Battles of San Augustine
Loyce Orgeron of Houston

Special Nieces:
Donna Hodges of Chireno
Brandi Hodges of Shelbyville

Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers: Paul Whitton, Lavon Curl, Rex Davis, Gilbert Rains, Larry Choate & Keith Davis.

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


03/12/2015

Gussie “Sally” Bird, 84 of Center, Texas passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday before service 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

She was born August 19, 1930 to John and Ethel (Stone) Connell in Caledonia, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Richard Bird and wife Jan of Hull, Texas
John Edward Bird and wife Linda of Shreveport, LA

Daughter, Pamela Jane Reese and husband Robert of Anchorage, AK

6 Grandchildren

6 Great-Grandchildren

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


Freeda Carlile Allen, 74, of Timpson, TX, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

Born January 23, 1941, in Smackover, Arkansas, Freeda Carlile Allen was the daughter of the late Freeman and Hazel (Wilson) Eberlan. Her family moved from Arkansas to Texas, and Freeda graduated from Timpson High School with the Class of 1959.

Her family was always the most important thing in her life. She was definitely the backbone of her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren gave her much joy. Trust us when we say our family totally revolved around her. Mrs. Freeda loved reading and travelling, especially to historical places. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Second only to her family was her love of collecting antique Early American Pattern glass butter dishes. Everyone that knew Freeda realized what a precious woman she truly was.

Survivors include:

Husband: Shirley Ray Allen of Timpson, TX

Son: Chris Carlile, and wife, Angela of Houston, TX

Daughter: Robin Carlile Parks and Robert of Timpson, TX

Son: Kent Carlile of Timpson, TX

Daughter: April Carlile Harris of Timpson, TX

Brother: John Ricks Eberlan of Timpson, TX

Special sister/cousin: Iris Bailey, and husband, Bobby of Timpson, TX

Sister: Celeste Jones of Pasadena, TX

Grandchildren:
Season Williams, and husband, Jerrid of Kingwood, TX
Jennifer Eveland, and husband, Ryan of Houston, TX
Josh Keller, and wife, Jessica of Spring, TX
Chance Milford, and wife, Kathy of Rosharon, TX
Laci Harris and Rocky Starr of Timpson, TX
Jarett Harris, and wife, Sydney of Timpson, TX
Laine Jackson, and husband, Jared of Gilmer, TX
Autumn Carlile of Houston, TX
Faith Parks of Timpson, TX
Michael Lee Caryl, and wife, Kristin of Mt. Enterprise, TX
Meagan Birdwell of Houston, TX, and Robert Christmas of Houston, TX

Great-grandchildren:
Serenity Bliss Williams
Christian Cole Carlile
Sienna Raine Williams
Brylie Laine Harris
Jacob Drew Harris,
Ellieana Joy Milford
Kendyl Skye Jackson
Carsyn Paige Eveland
Grayson Dean Fuller
Izzy Caryl
Gaige Caryl
Caiden Corman
Presley Eveland
Leah Jackson

Stepchildren:
Pam Thomas, and husband, Donnell of Molino, FL
Charlie Allen, and wife, Kelli of Arnold, MO
Bryan Allen, and wife, Michelle of Conway, AR
Stephen Allen of Arnold, MO

Stepgrandchildren:
Hunter Thomas
Brooklyn Thomas
Ashley Allen
Chase Allen
Karli Allen
Luke Allen
Bryson Allen
Braden Allen;

Daughter at heart Janice Garrett, and husband, Patrick of Timpson, TX

Grandchildren at heart:
Nashawn Crawford of Timpson, TX
Terrance Garrett of Timpson, TX

A host of family and friends who will miss her greatly

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


Memorial services for Don L. Pinkston, 64, of Waskom, TX, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, Texas with Rev. Eric Peyton officiating. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015, at Downs Funeral Home. Mr. Pinkston passed away March 11, 2015 at his home.

Don Pinkston was born March 22, 1950, in Center, TX, to Bob Farmer Pinkston and Mildred Cariker Pinkston. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waskom. Don married Nancy Karen Peak, and they were blessed with three sons. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was manager at Moore Plumbing Supply.

Surviving Don are:

Wife, Karen Pinkston of Waskom

Sons: Brad Pinkston and wife Amber of Dallas, TX, Ben Pinkston and wife Rikilee of Stephenville, TX, and Blake Pinkston of Marshall

Brother: Jerry Pinkston and wife Barbara of Center, TX

Sister: Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches, TX

Grandchild: Brooks Pinkston

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Neel “Bobby” Pinkston.

Services are under the direction of Downs Funeral Home, 4608 Elysian Fields Road, Marshall, Texas 75672.


Mr. Donald Roy “Duck” Cook, age 65, of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Cook passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Parkwood Place in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Services for Mr. Cook will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1pm at County Line Baptist Church
Interment will be at Gasby New Zion Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating.

Visitation and viewing will be held the day of the service Monday, March 16, 2015 from 11am until service time at County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors
Daughters:
Sabrina Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Donita Cook of Chicago, ILL.

3 Grandchildren

Brother: Edward Cook of Geneva, Texas

Sisters Cora Pearl White, and husband, Linson of East Liberty, Texas
Lue Willie Rolle, and husband, Richard of Lufkin, Texas
Mary Reed, and husband, Leroy of Bellwood, ILL.
Everteen Dade, and husband, Fred of San Augustine, Texas
Rachel Cook Roquemore, and husband, Richard of Houston, Texas

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Stephanie Lane Miller, age 48, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas. She was a native of San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Services
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1pm at True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. Anthony Jackson, Officiating

Visitation
Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:30 p.m. until 6:30pm, Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Husband:
Glenn Miller of Lufkin, Texas

Grandmother
Carrie Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Chiquita Simpson (Quincy) of Center, Texas, Tamika Burrell of Lufkin, Texas

2 Grandchildren

Brothers: Jerry L. Lane, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas, Roy Johnson (Cassandra) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Sheila Lane of Lufkin, Texas, Kandie Holmes (Cedrick) of Lufkin, Texas

God Sisters:
Elsa Noble of Longview, Texas, Sonja Gulley of Kaleen, Texas

God Brother:
Elbert Noble of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


03/10/2015

Mr. Donny Ray Lathan, 57, of Tenaha, Texas, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Lathan’s services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 11:00am, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas. Bro Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

Mr. Lathan’s survivors are:
Mother Baby Lou Gardner of Center, Texas
Brothers: Roderick Gardner of Center, Texas
Gregory Gardner (Carmen) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Darryl Gardner of Huntsville, Texas
Ricky (Dorothy) Cartwright of Center, Texas
Charles R. Lathan of Center, Texas
Jell (Tessa) Cartwright of Lufkin, Texas
Sisters: Zebbra Riggins of Center, Texas
Vanessa Lathan of Shelbyville, Texas

Visitation will be at St Paul Baptist Church, Friday March 13 from the hours of 7pm-9pm.

Burial will be at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas Repass will be at St Paul Baptist Church, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas


Mrs. Shirley Wooten Crawford, 77, of Henderson, passed from this life on March 8, 2015. She was born September 10, 1937 in Panola County to the late Roscoe Zed and Shirley Raye (Bridges) Wooten. Shirley was a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a Bachelors and Masters degree and currently served on the SFA Alumni Foundation Board. She then went on to a career with the Texas A&M University System-Texas Cooperative Service and retired as a District Extension Director.

Shirley was well known for her local civic participation having served as Executive Director for United Way of Rusk County for nearly five years, 1st Vice President of Henderson Lion's Club, and Secretary for Keep Henderson Beautiful. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Charles C. Davenport Chapter of Tyler and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Division Mary Tyler Moore #217 of Tyler. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson and currently served as pianist for St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Kenneth Milford, Joe A. Neel, and David Crawford.

Survivors include:
Sister Johnnie McWilliams and husband L.D. of Whitehouse,
Nephews Lorenzo McWilliams and wife Charlotte of Austin and Aaron McWilliams and wife Karen of Allen

Great-nieces Olivia McWilliams, Ella McWilliams, Harper McWilliams, and Lucy McWilliams

Great-nephews Declan and Calvin McWilliams.

A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Crawford will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Don Edmiston officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, near Timpson, under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lorenzo McWilliams, Aaron McWilliams, Bob McKnight, Bob Sitton, Rick Hanning, and Clay Keith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Keith, Mike Smith, and members of the Henderson Lion's Club.

If desired, memorials may be made to the SFA Alumni Foundation Math and Science Department Scholarship at Box 6096 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75692.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com


03/09/2015

Gordon Eddins, 54, passed away Monday March 2, 2015 after a long fight with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father James Eddins and Grandparents Jimmy and Margaret Eddins and William and MaryAnn Edison.

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Shannon

Mother, Ida Fay Eddins

Sons:
Michael Eddins (Brandi)
Benjamin Huffman (Candice)

Daughters:
Angela Eddins (Dustin)
Ashley Marler (Brandon)
Chrissie McDermott (Dan)

Grandchildren: Jaymee, Kayla, Keezie, Vivie, Jaidon, Presley, Connor and Lennox.

Brothers:
William Eddins(Evelyn)
John Eddins.

And numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday March 7, 2015 at 4pm at the Waller United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the family home.


Ms. Deandrea Michelle Harper, 43, of Jacksonville, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, in Jacksonville.

Services for Ms. Harper will be held at Abundant Love Ministries in Center, Texas on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 11am with interment to follow at Westview Cemetery in Center. Rev. Raymond Ingram to officiate the services.

Ms. Harper is survived by:

Mother: Linda Sue Harper - Center, Texas

Father: B.J. Hunt - Lufkin, Texas

Son: Danell Harper - Rusk, Texas

Daughter: Deandrea Harper - Akron, Ohio

Sisters: Tyshanna Harper - Center, Texas, Christy Harper - Center, Texas, Cininderlla Harper Boykins of Carthage, Texas

Brother: Jessie Harper - Houston, Texas

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


Ms. Johnnie Rae Nash, 63, of Center, Tx. passed away Tuesday, March 3rd at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Service for Ms. Nash will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Paul Baptist Church. There will be a wake held from 6-8pm Tuesday night at Community Funeral Home and viewing will be held from 12-1pm at St. Paul Baptist Church with services to start at 1pm and interment to follow at Thompson Cemetery in Center. Pastor Freddie Wilson will be officiating serivces.

Ms. Nash is survived by:

Husband: Gerald Bolden - Center, Texas

Sons: Charles Nash Jr. - Center, Texas, Van Nash - Nacogdoches, Texas, Chris Nash - Dallas, Texas,

Sister:Sheretta Patton - Center, Texas

Brothers: Ken Patton - Center, Texas, David Patton - Nacogdoches

Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas will be handling services.


03/05/2015

Lola Jordan Harris, 79, of Garrison, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Mount Union Freewill Baptist Church in Garrison. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Ms. Harris was born July 10, 1935 in the Swift Community of Nacogdoches County to Johnnie M. Jordan and Allie Mora Jordan. She retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier and desk clerk after seventeen years of service. Ms. Harris was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mount Union Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Mona Hair of Houston, Texas
Callie Crawford of Statesville, North Carolina
Chester Harris of Atlanta, Texas
Sharon Harris of Idaho Falls, Idaho
Susan Harris of Texarkana, Texas
Thomas Harris of Garrison, Texas
Albert “Karl” Harris of Frierson, Louisiana

Eleven Grandchildren

Nineteen Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Martha Vann of Leesville, Louisiana

Brothers:
Paul Jordan of Nacogdoches, Texas
Phillip Jordan of Nacogdoches, Texas

Preceded in death by
Husband: Charles Harris
Brother: Elmer Harris
Parents: Johnnie M. Jordan and Allie Mora Jordan

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


03/04/2015

Deborah Colburn Gann, age 62, of Henderson, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Henderson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Son, Aaron Gann of Tampa, Florida

Daughter, Amanda Gann of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Kalen Gann of Tampa, Florida
Morgan and Blake Gann of Henderson

Brothers and Sisters: Eugene Colburn, Rodney Colburn, Eddie Colburn, Betty Smith and Catherine Duke.

Sisters-in-law: Karla Gann Vaughn and Mary Beth Gann Bearden

Mother-in-law, Virginia Byrd Walden of Nacogdoches

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Jetty Colburn; husband, Robert Gann; infant daughter, Marlena D. Gann; and in-laws, Doug and Melba Gann.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Services under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard, Texas.


03/02/2015

Curtis Wayne Robinson, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Robinson was born February 11, 1963 in Houston to David Oral Robinson Sr. and Yvonne Plant. He attended First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Wife: Julie Ann Robinson of Shelbyville

Children:
Kellie Robinson and fiancé, Enriquez Mejia, of Montgomery
Brandi Mize of Mansfield, Louisiana
Michael Mize of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Avianna Mejia
Charley Mejia
Kiana Bennett
Ciara Colbert
Caden Mize

Father: Billy Ray Doggett of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine, of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Toni Robinson
Marsha Doggett

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: David Oral Robinson
Mother: Yvonne Plant Doggett
Brother: David Robinson Jr.
Nephew: Scotty Doggett

An account has been set up at Farmers State Bank to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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


Winston Eugene “Gene” Fields, 66, of Kilgore, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 in Brazil.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Fields was born February 27, 1949 in Center to Winston Fields and Lavern Clark Fields.

He is survived by
Children:
Alpha Fields of Kilgore
Whitney Koltonski and husband, Chris, of Shelbyville
Hannah Lee and husband, Mark, of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Stephen James Lee
Lila Ann Koltonski

Sister: Jan Permenter and husband, Jim, of Center

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cathy Risinger Fields
Parents: Winston Fields and Lavern Clark Fields

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cathy Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund at Farmers State Bank in Center.

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


03/01/2014

Flo Coneath Wilburn, age 84, of Center went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2015, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 11am until 1pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

She was born October 14, 1930 in Center, Texas to Floyd & Virgie (Davis) Turner. She and her husband, Silas W. Wilburn, Sr. , a career U.S. Army soldier, and their children lived in many places, including Germany. No matter where they went, Center, Texas was still their home. Flo was a hard working lovely lady with a generous, loving spirit. Those who visited in her home knew that when you left, she always wanted to give you some cake, pie, fresh tomatoes or a jar of her delicious home canned-pickles. Mrs. Turner was known for riding her horse and carrying the flag each year for the opening of the rodeo, which she did with such beauty & graceful horsemanship. She was so giving and shared everything she had such as knowledge, love & food. She will truly be missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Felding Turner & Virgie Turner, Husband, Silas W. Wilburn, Sr. , three brothers, Henry Turner, Talis Turner & Dennis Turner & Nephew, David Turner.

She is survived by:

Son, Silas W. Wilburn, Jr. of Center

Daughter, Linda Wilburn McKenzie of Florida

3 Grandchildren:
Michelle McKenzie of Florida
Tara Wilburn Permenter of Joaquin
Sally Wilburn of Center

Great-Grandchildren names:
Collin Vickers
Carsen Vickers
Hadley Permenter

Brother, Lynn Turner & wife, Dianne of Center

Sister, Belle Turner & husband, Thomas Walker of Florida

Sisters-in-law:
Della Turner of Angleton
Lois Turner of Clute
Nancy Turner

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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02/26/2015

Katherine Adele Lockart Michna, 77, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Michna was born October 28, 1937 in Garrison to Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Garrison.

She is survived by

Husband
Robert J. Michna of Garrison

Son
Steven Lee Slater and wife, Lucy, of Western Grove, Arkansas

Daughter
Pattie Slater Lockart and husband, John, of Garrison

Step Daughter
Melanie Thompson and husband, David, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Step Son
Mark Michna and wife, Debbie, of Akron, Ohio

Grandchildren
Robert Slater
Amber Lockart
Stephanie Slater
Christopher Lockart
Jade Graves
Destiny Slater Gardner
Steven Frank Slater
Erica Slater Reynolds
Rhea Slater Freeman
Graham Thompson
Amanda Wolfe
Katherine Michna

18 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart
Brother: Allan Lockart

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


Funeral services will be held for Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce, 84, of Nacogdoches on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Laird Funeral Home at 12:00 PM with Rev. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center, Texas. She passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

Mildred was born in Center, Texas to William Carl Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite on March 29, 1930. She grew up in Center. She moved to Nacogdoches after she married her future husband, Edwin Leon Pierce, on November 28, 1967 in Shreveport, LA. They met each other while she worked as a waitress in a family restaurant in San Augustine.

Mildred loved her family dearly. She enjoyed spending time with them and especially her beautiful grandchildren. She also enjoy going fishing, and working out in her garden.

She was a member of Spann Chapel Baptist church. Her favorite scripture was 23 Psalm.

Mildred is survived by:

Son
Earl Keith Tindall

Daughter
Brenda Ann Young and husband, Kenneth

Grandchildren
Sheila Sharp and husband, Anthony
Candace Kent and husband, Brian

Great-grandchildren
Ashton Sharp
Matthew Sharp
Ryan Sharp
Mason Sharp
Hudson Kent.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Sharp, Matthew Sharp, Adam Barbee, Brian Kent, Lyndal Pierce, Cal Baker and Dolores Talamantes.


2/25/2015

Atlee Jane Adams, 91, of Stafford, passed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Hamptons Assisted Living in Stafford, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 9, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to Eli Turk and Annie Mae (Jones) Lacy. She graduated from Center High School.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eli & Annie Lacy, Husband, Allie Monroe Adams, Infant Son, Allie Adams, Jr., Infant Sister, Nancy Florene Lacy, Sister, Edith Mary Lacy Mayfield & Brother, John Neal Lacy.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Alda Dede & husband, Chris of Dedham, MA

Sons
John Adams & wife, Malou of Danville, CA
David Adams of Houston

Grandchildren
Adrian Dede, Alexander & Arielle Dede
Aaron & Andrea’ Adams
Nieces & Nephews:
Mary Elizabeth “Meg” & Larry Albertelli
John Thomas & Judy Gault
Nancy & Bob Warr
Linda & David Reinhart
Janis & Jeep Compton
Dr. Joe Neal & Jane Lacy

Numerous Other Family & Friends

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


2/24/2015

Frank M. Jousan Sr., 89, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.


Lewis Fain Ramsey, 90, of Longview, TX, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Texas City, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

Born March 31, 1924, in Joaquin, Texas, Fain Ramsey was the son of the late John Jackson and Sarah Jane (Ferguson) Ramsey. He was one of seven children. Mr. Ramsey graduated from Joaquin High School.

After serving in the United States Army during WWII, Mr. Fain returned to Joaquin to work with his brothers building homes in the Houston area. Mr. Ramsey met his soul mate and was married to Sybil Lee Culberson Ramsey until the Lord called her home in 2002. They moved to Longview, Texas where Fain was self-employed as a cabinet maker and owned his own cabinet shop before retiring finally at the age of 79. He enjoyed fishing any opportunity he had to do so. He spent much time on the Sabine River catching big ones. Fain also loved travelling to Alaska and the scenery that was in Alaska. Mr. Ramsey made many trips to and from Alaska by himself and with his brother before his health failed. Mr. Fain was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Longview, Texas and loved his church dearly.

Survivors include daughter, Susan Carr and husband Raymond of Kenai, Alaska, 7 nephews, and two neices.

In addition to his parents, Fain was preceded in death by his loving wife of 29 years,
Sybil Lee; two brothers and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church, 301 North Center St, Longview, Texas, 75601 or the American Cancer Society.


2/23/2015

Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez, 23, of Center passed away Saturday, February 23, 2015 at Center Emergency Department as a result of car accident.

Services will Sunday, March 1, 2015 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Templo Principe de Paz, 398 Hwy 7 W, Center, Texas 75935.

Among his survivors include:

Father
Federico Chel Wicab of Mexico

Mother
Carmita Sanchez Ambros of Mexico

Brothers
Miguel Chel Sanchez of Center
Carlos Chel Sanchez of Center


William Herbert Hearnsberger, 92, of Garrison, TX, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 27, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt and Bro. Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison.

Born October 6, 1922, in Chambersville, Arkansas, William Herbert Hearnsberger was the son of the late George Walter and Elizabeth (Briley) Hearnsberger. He was the ninth of ten children. His family moved from Arkansas to Texas, and Herbert graduated from Garrison High School in 1941.

After serving as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Herbert returned to Garrison to work with his brother Walter at H & H Hardware and Building Supply. He also was a building superintendent for many housing developments in the Houston area. At the age of 79, Herbert finally retired as owner of Trinity Lumber Company.

Survivors include

Sons
Kenneth Wayne Hearnsberger of Maple Falls, WA
Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger, and wife, Rhonda of Pflugerville, TX

Daughters
Susan Marie Miller, and husband, Orval of Timpson, TX, and
Nancy Carol Windham of Nacogdoches, TX

Brother: Billy Frank Hearnsberger, and wife, Thelma of Splendora, TX

Grandchildren
David Wayne Hearnsberger, and wife, Christiana
Mark Daniel Miller, and wife, Beatrice
Dusti Leah Standridge, and husband, Scott
Wendy Carol Polk, and husband, Aaron
John David Windham, and wife, Tanya
Lacy Elizabeth Bartlett, and husband, Aaron
Kaley Hearnsberger

11 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence, George, Walter, and Hosea; sisters Mabel Jones, Lois Gray, Willa Rean Stratton, and Mary Kate Woods; and grandchildren William Dwayne Hearnsberger and Jamie Carol Windham.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds.

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


02/20/2015

Mr. Andrew Earl "Andy" Williams, age 52, of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Williams passed away on Tuesday Morning at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at1pm at the County Line Baptist Church with internment to follow at County Line Cemetery. Rev. Gaylon Taylor will be officiating

Visitation are be held Friday, February 20, 2015 from 1pm until 6:30pm atGarner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Wife:
Verna Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

Son
K. C. Price of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter
Vera Tanner of Center, Texas

1 Grandchild

Step Mother
Deloris Williams of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers
Leo Williams, Jr. of Geneva, Texas, Willie Williams of Geneva, Texas, Danny Williams (Eartha) of Geneva, Texas, Christopher Barnes (Shereeta) of Nacogdoches, Texas, James Barnes (Olivia) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters
Victoria Barnes of San Augustine, Texas, Verdale Barnes of Pineland, Texas, Nefretiri Williams (Steve) of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends


02/19/2015

Marjorie Lucille Dunn Hague, 73, of Archer City, Texas (formerly of Shelby County) passed away on Wednesday evening, February 18, 2015, in Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 15 with services to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Aulds Funeral Home with Jon Curry, Pastor of Grace Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.

Marjorie was born on May 3, 1941 to the late Thomas Syke Dunn and Catherine Lucille Caudell Dunn in Winnsboro, Texas. She spent most of her youth in McKinney, Texas. Marjorie married Claude Emanuel Hague, Jr. in January 1961. Together in East Texas and southern Missouri they owned dairy farms and restaurants, but more importantly they built a large family with seven children, nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They moved to Archer City in 2002 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Marjorie enjoyed working with animals, gardening, and quilting. Throughout her extended illness, she demonstrated incredible faith, kindness, and courage.

Survivors include:

Children:
Cindy Hutchins Carswell, and her husband, Gary, of Huntington, TX
Cathy Ostermann, and her husband, James, of Windthorst, TX
Cara Mund, and her husband, Ronnie, of Decatur, TX
Holly Duncan, and her husband, Mark, of Diana, TX
Steven Hague, and his wife, LeAnn, of College Station, TX
Kris Hague, and his wife, Pansy, of Crowell, TX
Brian Hague, and his wife, Erin, of Utah

Grandchildren:
Katie Hutchins Martin
Jacob Hutchins
Caroline Hutchins
Emma Ostermann
Blake Ostermann
Megan Mund
Lily Mund Cormack
Heather Mund
Tanya Duncan
Lane Duncan
Chase Duncan
Tara Duncan
Ellie Hague
Carter Hague
Tex Hague
Wyatt Hague
Faith Hague
Heidi Hague

Great-grandchildren:
Harlow Hutchins
Heist Martin

Brothers:
Rodney Dunn, and wife, Paula
Boyd Dunn, and wife, Shirley
Leo Dunn, and wife, Donna
Jackie Dunn, and wife, Carol

Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hague and grandson, Seth Duncan.

Online condolences may be made to auldsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O.Box 198, Archer City, TX 76351 or the Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.


Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson, 80, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Katy.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Hutson was born September 13, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia to Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Hutson was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by
Husband of 61 years: Edward Hutson of Timpson

Children:
Sue Hutson Redmond and husband, Patrick, of Cypress
E. Lee Hutson Jr. of Houston
Sharon Hutson Johnson and husband, Delbert, of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Angie Kleb Knaute and husband, Alex, of Cypress
Kristin Kleb and fiancé, Chris, of Spring
Sarah Kleb Barrow and husband, Charles, of Cypress
Lee Hutson Grumbles and wife, Lauren, of Houston
Jennifer Johnson Norton and husband, Clint, of Shelbyville
Jamie Johnson and fiancé, Brandon Ryan, of Garrison

10 Great-Grandchildren:

Special Friend & Companion: Millie

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke
Sibling: Robert Clarke

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


02/18/2015

Graveside services for Mable Green Campbell, age 61, of Tyler, formally of Center, are scheduled for 4 pm, Friday, February 20, 2015 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home Chapel and Chuck Horton will officiate.

Mrs. Campbell passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Tyler.
She was born January 15, 1954 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Charles and Martha Green.

Mable enjoyed being with her family, she was best friends with her daughter Amanda and loved being GiGi to her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 25 years, Larry B. Campbell.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Franklin and husband Andrew Maricle of Tyler; 3 grandchildren, Jaycee Franklin, and Sydnie and Syerra Maricle; sister, Neoma Clephas; brother, Eddie green and wife Donna all of Tenaha; brother in-law Tom Campbell and wife Nancy of Whitehouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at the cemetery at 3:00pm on Friday, February 20, 2015.


02/17/2015

A graveside service for Robert Lee Sholar, 59, of Beckville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Jackson Cemetery near Joaquin with Rev. Greg Edwards and John Sholar, Jr. officiating. Mr. Sholar passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 14, 2015, at his home near Beckville.

Robert Lee Sholar was born on March 13, 1955, in Center, TX, to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar, Sr. and Ethel Lee Lewis Sholar. He married Almeda Mae Willard on Jan. 28, 1980, in Center. Mr. Sholar worked as a truck driver and enjoyed riding horses. He moved to Beckville 12 years ago and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:

His wife, Almeda Sholar of Beckville;

Son: Shannon Cox, and wife, Margaret of Beckville

Brothers:
Andrew Sholar, Jr., and wife, Jenny of Joaquin
John Sholar, Sr. of Joaquin
Richard Sholar, Sr., and wife, Scottie of Joaquin

Sisters:
Martha Manasco of Logansport
Laura Rushing, and husband, Bill of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Griffin, and husband, Austin
Gabby Cox
Shannon Cox

Great-grandchildren:
Sabrina Cox
La’Riyah Griffin
Beau Griffin

Step-grandsons:
Nathan Henshaw and
Zac Mathews

Pallbearers are John Sholar, Jr., Joey Sholar, Richard Sholar, Jr., Heath Sholar, Jackie Willard, and Nathan Henshaw.

Memorials may be made to Texas Oncology-Longview Cancer Center, 1300 N. 4th St., Longview, TX 75601. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


02/16/2015

Mrs. Jerry Margarett Nix, 76, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Russell Hathcock and Bro. Leroy Bowley officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born October 18, 1938, in Dallas, TX, Jerry Margarett Nix was the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Sawyer) Rains. Jerry and her husband Jimmy Nix were blessed with 58 years together until her Lord called her home. Jerry enjoyed cooking for her family, feeding the birds, helping Pop with the cows and touring the area on their motorcycles. Mrs. Nix was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, that was truly dedicated to raising her family. She loved serving her Lord at Highway Tabernacle.

Survivors include her:

Loving husband, Jimmy Nix Sr.

Sons
Jimmy Nix Jr., and wife Lucy of Terrell, TX
Jonathan Nix, and wife Donna of Scurry, TX

Daughter, Sharon Bridges of Longbranch, TX

Sisters
Frankie Rawson, Dallas, TX
Laura Hargrove, Dallas, TX

6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

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

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


Ariana Alexis Marie Moore, age 6 months, of Center passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Center Emergency Department.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Buddy Moore officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches to William Bryce and Angela Marie (Mejia) Moore.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Moore, Warren McDaniel, Desmond Moore & Weston Cuttill.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Billy & Angela Moore of Center

2 Brothers:
Emmanuel Mejia
Zayden Moore

Grandparents:
Warren & Cindy McDaniel of San Augustine
Buddy & Stacey Moore of Nacogdoches
Domingo & Patti Mejia of Florida

Great-Grandmother:
Gloria Moore of San Augustine

Uncles & Aunts:
Buddy & Yamboree Moore of San Augustine
Christy Moore of San Augustine
Lisa & Wayne Kennebrew of Irving
Brandy Mejia of Tennessee
Anthony Cuttill of El Paso
Weston Cuttill of San Antonio

Cousins:
Ehlygah, Aahlyah & IZAah Moore
Desmond Moore, D’Andrick Smith
Shakur, Arial, Herbert, Ethan & Alissa Kennebrew

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


02/13/2015

Marie Louise Hairston Story (Gran)

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. A graveside service is pending at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Howard Glendale Funeral Home in Houston.

Born March 14, 1933 in Harris County, Tx, to Orbie John Hairston and Marie Floyd Hairston. Married T. F. Story on September 11, 1953, they made their home and raised their children in Houston, Tx. where she lived for over 45 years.

She Retired from Star Enterprise, a subsidiary or Texaco/Shell after working in the Accounting Dept.

After retiring she moved to Garrison, Tx in 2001 to be near her daughter and her family. She especially enjoyed being able to go and watch her Grandson's participate in their many FFA and Sporting activities. She was one of their biggest fans. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching movies, listening to music, putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing games. She had a very competitive spirit and liked to win at whatever game she was playing and the rules to the games usually changed to fit her winning!!! She could smack talk with the best of them!!! She had been struggling with many health issues and was homebound for the past several years. She loved the Lord and when she was able to attend church she attended the Garrison Church of Christ. We had many conversations about her relationship with the Lord and she said "she was ready when he was"!! We take great comfort in knowing that she left this world peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and son. She is survived by Daughter, Kim Story Dees and Husband Tommy, Daughter-in-law Susan Story, Grandsons, Chris Dees and wife Sydni, Mark Dees and wife Alexandria, Jeremy Story and wife Emily, Granddaughter Marimonnie Pierce and husband Kevin and Great Granddaughter Heidi Pierce. Also, her loving fur baby "Max".

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


02/12/2015

Robert Douglas Campbell, 72, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Robert Douglas Campbell was born July 20, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Ruth Morris Campbell and James Edward Campbell. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. He was a pilot, enjoyed metal detecting and was an avid bass fisherman. In the words of his wife, “He was a devoted loving husband, with whom I was blessed to share my life. His strength, humor and courage, even in his suffering, fortified me, and his love remains in my heart.”

He is survived by
Wife: Lou Ann Campbell

Sister: Beverly Herrod

Brother-in-law: Douglas Herrod

Uncle: William Campbell and wife, Louise

Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ruth Morris Campbell
Father: James Campbell
Stepfather: Lynn Morris

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


Services for Vernon Edwards will be 1pm Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Visitations will be 12-1pm at the church.
Vernon was born September 23, 1915 to James Andrew Edwards and Mary Ida Hancock Edwards. He entered into rest on February 10, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 99 years

Survivors:

Son:
Dr. Gerald Edwards & wife Jane of Garrison, TX

Daughters:
Verna Faye Hodge of Orange, Texas
Sandra Waits & husband Gus of Orange, TX

Grandchildren:
Wayne Hodge & wife Kathy
Rhonda Shores & husband Tim
LT. Lance Tiner & wife Andrea
Angie Hesler & husband John
Dr. Todd Edwards
Joannah Hill & husband Jim

Great-Grandchildren:
Melanie Singletary & husband Andrew
Christopher Hodge
Reid, Riley, Brenna Hill
Zachery Tiner, Hayley Tiner, Blake Tiner
Macey Davidson
Taylor Mazoch
Hunter Hesler


02/11/2015

Funeral services for Mr. Lane (LB) Bernard Horton, Sr., 93, the late twin brother of Mr. Hatcher Bernard Horton, died Thursday, February 9, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Center. Mr. Horton’s services will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas at 1:30pm. Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

Mr. Horton’s survivors are:
Daughter: Earlene Malone of San Augustine

Daughter-in-law: Joyce Horton of Center, Texas

Brother: Milton, and wife, Carrie Horton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Thelma Henderson of Center, Texas

Visitation: Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Burial will be at Mt. Gillion Cemetery.

Repass: John D. Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd., Center, Texas
Services under Direction of Hicks Mortuary


Services for Brandon Joseph Curry, 39, will be Friday, 2pm, February 13, 2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA with Reverend Jeff Springs, Reverend Jack Forbis, and Reverend Amador Santos officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in the Bethel Community, LA. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 9pm at the Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Brandon was born in Shreveport, LA to Ted and Tonie Curry and passed away in Bloomfield, NM. He was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Preceding Brandon in death were his sisters Nicole Harville and Angela Carol Curry.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Phyllis Curry; parents Ted and Tonie Curry; sisters Sharol Kay Johnson and husband Jarrod and Michelle Ford; step-daughters Cassie Creech and Fiona Cordova and husband Joe; grandchildren Will Payne, Clay Creech, Clark Cordova, and Olivia Johnson; nieces Angela Fults and husband Billy, Amber Kelley and husband Tony, Ashley Miller, and Peighton Ford; and nephews Eric Ford, Jr., Nicholas Ford and wife Jordan, Dalton Miller and wife Alexis, Stefan Pridgen, Dustin Pridgen and Kelley Levi Harville.

Those honoring the life of Brandon as pallbearers will be Eric Ford, Jr., Nicholas Ford, Dalton Miller, Joe Cordova, David Jordan, and Darren Furrlow. Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Cordova.


Mrs. Helen Mozell Wilburn Ross, age 82, a resident of Morton, MS passed away on Monday February 9, 2015 in Jackson, MS. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, Ms. Burial will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Baptist Cemetery in Stanley, LA.

Mrs. Ross was born and raised in Shelbyville, TX.

Mrs. Ross is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Henry Ross, Jr.; parents, Joseph and Evie Lou Wilburn; grandson, Craig Redd; two brothers, Hugh Wilburn, Melvin “Bud” Wilburn; three sisters, Audrey Permenter, Verna Denby, Marjorie Buckley.

Mrs. Ross is survived by:

Daughters
Helen Lewis ( Marshall) of Morton, MS, Karen Ross ( Robert Marcus) of Bushnell, FL, Polly Athey ( Lloyd) of Morton, MS;

Sons:
Christopher Ross ( Debra) of Morton, MS, Patrick Ross III of Walker, LA, Randy Ross ( Brandy) of Denham Springs, TX, John Ross ( Wendy) of Centreville, MS

Sister:
Dorothy “Faye” Spears of Joaquin, TX

Fifteen grandchildren
Thirty four great grandchildren.


02/10/2015

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Singleton (63) of Nacogdoches, Texas will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, at 12 noon. Mr. Singleton passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his residence in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Gus Patton will be officiating & Rev. Curtis Archie, Eulogist.

Mr. Singleton’s survivors are:

Niece
Tannie Hill of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers
Earle Singleton (Glenda Kay) of San Augustine, Texas
R.L. Singleton of Florida

Sister
Josphine Zeon of Houston, Texas

Cremation will follow after services
Repass: East Liberty Baptist Church

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary & C J Davis Memorial Chapel


Mr. L. D Miller, age 87, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Miller passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 14, 2015 11am True Vine Baptist Church, Interment: Rocky Mount Cemetery, Officiating: Rev. S. J. Clark,

Visitation
Friday, February 13, 2015 1pm Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel

Survivors
Sons
Curtis Miller of Dallas, Texas
Johnny Miller (Delores) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Richard Miller (Thelma) of Lufkin, Texas
L. D. Miller, Jr. of Dallas, Texas
Allen Miller of Dallas, Texas
Jeffery Miller of San Augustine, Texas
Patrick Miller (ClemmieTina) of Lufkin, Texas
Alton Miller of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter
Lucy jones (James) of Nacogdoches, Texas
L. Lean Miller of Lufkin, Texas
Nancy Bryant (Wes) of Garrison, Texas
Elizabeth Moffitt (Stephen) Dallas, Texas
Lisa Miller of Nacogdoches, Texas
Patricia McCloud, Dewayne of Lufkin, Texas

A Host of Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister
Freddie B. McCoy of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends


Mrs. Annie Murl Hall Jenkins, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Jenkins passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1pm
Roberts Baptist Church
Interment: Mt. Dena Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating

Visitation
Friday, February 13, 2015 1pm until 6:30pm Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors

Sons
Anthony Lewis (Jamie) of Lufkin, Texas
David Eugene Hall (Louise) of Keller, Texas

Daughter
Debra Mosby of San Augustine, Texas
Brenda Jean Hall of San Augustine, Texas

19 Grandchildren
17 Great-Grandchildren

Special friends
Kathy Lefedge White
Stephanie Matlock Bell
Elizabeth Dupree

As well as a host of other relatives and friends


Bobby B. Jones, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Dale Gannon officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Jones was born May 19, 1937, in Center, to Marvin Jones and I.Z. “Hughes” Jones. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed riding horses. Mr. Jones loved working with and spending time with his family. He was a member of Church of Christ.

He is survived by
Wife: Karen Jones of Center

Children:
Donna Jones of Center
Terry Beard and husband, Kerry, of Garrison
Monica Chandler and husband, Randy, of Center
Bruce Jones and wife, Claudann, of Center

Grandchildren:
Randi Kay Faulkenbery and husband, Josiah, of Center
C.J. Beard of Garrison
Madison Jones of Shelbyville
Mac Gurley of Center
Ethan Gurley of Center
Brody Chandler of Center

Brothers and Sisters:
Helen Samford and husband, Oswalt, of Center
Billie Wall of Center
Pat Peace and husband, Monk, of Center
Joe Norris of Houston
Linda Foreman and husband, Bobby, of Houston
Sam Jones and wife, Joy, of Center
David Jones of Center
Mary Walker of Center
Rose Jones of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Jones and I.Z. “Hughes” Jones
Daughter: Sandy Jones
Sister: Barbara Waller
Brother: Donald Jones

Pallbearers will be Phil Jones, Adam Ray, Mac Gurley, Randy Gillespie, Ethan Gurley and Roy Peace. Honorary pallbearers will be Tanner Peace, Shane Ray, Joe Z. Jones, Chris Ellington, Jeffrey Ellington and Josh Gillespie.

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


02/09/2015

Oren C. “Chuck” Sechler, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Gerrel Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Sechler was born April 23, 1935 in West Monroe, Louisiana to O.C. Sechler and Hellen Maxine McGill Sechler. In 1952, at the age of 17, Chuck joined the United States Navy out of Jackson, Mississippi. After completing basic training, he went into Hard Hat Divers Training and Underwater Welding, becoming one of the first ten to weld on nuclear submarines underwater. He served in the Pacific on Guam Island with the Naval Fire Department, played Football for the Navy as well as being on the USS Perry and the USS JASON AR-8. Chuck finished out his Military career as a petty officer third class in San Diego, California at the Naval Base. Serving his country for eleven years from 1952 to 1963. He later moved to Beaumont, Texas, where he fell in love and married Mildred Cockrell Ricks. Chuck went to work for Bethlehem Steel Company as a welder and ship builder. Later, he was a welding instructor for Lamar University. He worked as a welder and shop foreman for Ellerbe Brothers in Baytown, Texas building oil storage tanks. While working offshore for many years, he worked his way up from a welder and pipe fitter to a supervisor. He moved to Shelbyville, Texas in 1979, where he continued working offshore for many years. Chuck finished his career as a supervisor for Willamette Industries remodeling and building Paper Mills in Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. After retiring, he was able to do what he loved with the love of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting and spending time with his five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Chuck enjoyed life.

He is survived by
Children:
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry, of South Lake
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur
Charles Anthony “Tony” Sechler and wife, Marilyn, of Douglass

Grandchildren:
Wesley Lewis
April Lewis
Adam Wiley
Jonathan Wiley
Felicia Davis

Twelve Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Jerry Glenn Sechler and wife, Elizabeth, of Pearland

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mildred Sechler of Shelbyville
Parents: O.C. Sechler and Ella Maxine McGill Sechler

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


02/08/2015

Burnice Lareed Griffin, 79, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2015 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Doyle English and Bro. A.G. Odom officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Griffin was born November 20, 1935 in Center to George Wesley Griffin and Eloise Campbell Griffin. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Lighthouse Church. Mr. Griffin was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
Wife: Debra Griffin of Center

Children:
Stephen A. Griffin of Center
Jennifer Windham and husband, Dean, of Center

Sisters:
Bobbie Roberts and husband, Troy, of San Augustine
Barbara Cruse of Center
Brooksie Tindle and husband, Roy, of San Augustine
Betty Schull and husband, George, of Huxley
Beverly Hendrick and husband, Larry of Center
Brenda Renfro of Lufkin

Brothers:
Ray Griffin and wife, Ilean of San Augustine
Ben Griffin of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Damien Andrew Griffin
Charisma Lacey Griffin
Charlotte Faith Griffin

Preceded in death by
Parents: George Wesley Griffin and Eloise Campbell Griffin
Sister: Billie Watson
Brother: Johnny Griffin

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


02/07/2015

Funeral services for Glen R. Davis will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA with Reverend Charles Hall, Reverend David Permenter, and Reverend Bob Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery in Hunter Community, LA. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Glen was born in Coushatta, LA to Elmer and Clara Smith Davis and passed away in Longview, TX. Glen was a member of Judson Road Community Baptist Church in Longview, TX.

Preceding Glen in death were his parents Elmer and Clara Smith Davis; sister Ravenell Davis; and grandson Ron Davis.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years Sandra Davis; son Ronnie Davis and wife Lori; daughter Robin Lawhorn and husband Kris; brother Wayne Davis and wife Carolyn; grandchildren Karsten Davis and wife Lauren, Hannah Callaway and husband Steven, Caitlyn Raybon and husband Lonny, Jr, Kristopher Lawhorn and wife Amy, Raygan Lawhorn, and Ryen Lawhorn; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Those honoring the life of Glen as pallbearers will be Karsten Davis, Kristopher Lawhorn, Ryen Lawhorn, Randy Moore, Mark Gribbon, Shannon Salter, Jason McMillian, and Dr. Greg Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Burr, Brent McMillian, and Rev. Jarrin Peeples.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131; or Heart to Heart Hospice, 100 West Hawkins Parkway, Longview, TX 75605


Harold Donece Oates, 79, longtime resident of Shelby County now residing in Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Don Noble, Bro. Jason Lott & Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the last call given by the Texas State Game Wardens. Visitation will be Tuesday, starting at 12 noon until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 17, 1936 in Shelby County to Steve W. Oates and Amanda Lavada (Gann) Oates. He worked for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as a Game Warden from 1965 to 1995. He was the instructor for the Game Warden Academy at Texas A&M University and he retired as a Lieutenant Commander and Director of Inland Waterways and Fisheries. He was a member of the University Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Steve W. & Amanda Lavada Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 years:
Pauline “Polly” Oates of Nacogdoches

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Steve & Susie Oates of Nacogdoches

Daughter:
Terrie Oates McAden of Rockwall

Grandchildren:
Rachel Oates Clark & husband, Cliff of San Augustine
Josh McAden & wife, Kayla of Dallas

Great-Granddaughter:
Callyn Clark of San Augustine

Brother:
Daryl Oates & wife, Ann of Humble

Pallbearers will be the Texas State Game Wardens
Honorary Pallbearers:
John Doggett, Trever Doggett, James Harold Enmon, Walt Baty, Lamar Norton, Chad Norton, Clint Norton, Larry Hinton & Larry Enmon

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


02/06/2015

Marcelle Ramsey Cobb of Nacogdoches and Stockman passed away on February 5, 2015.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Stockman Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

She was the youngest of Dan and Neppi Ramsey of Stockman. Born in 1923 she graduated from the College of Marshal, now known as East Texas Baptist University. Marcelle began her working career as a bookkeeper at the shipyards in Orange, Texas and then later worked in the accounting department of the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Yancie Cobb. Yancie and Marcelle eventually began their own family business which led them to move across Texas living in Houston, Brownsville and Seadrift before settling in Timpson, Texas. Marcelle served as the bookkeeper during their various endeavors. One such business interest led them to live for a number of months in Honduras working with that government to create a new industry in wood products. After Yancie’s passing, Marcelle moved to Nacogdoches to retire.

Her love of singing began as a youth and she sang in numerous school and church choirs. She served her home church, Stockman United Methodist as a treasurer for many years. As a devoted believer in Christ, she lived a life that honored God in work, service to the church and to the community. Her laughter and smile will be a happy memory in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by:
Daughter
Connie Beard and husband David Beard

Sons
Tim and his wife Stephanie Childs Cobb
Brant and his wife, Pamela Kerr Cobb

Grandchildren
Jacob Beard and wife Sienna
Meredith Beard
Stephanie Barr and husband, Chris
Hailey Rimsky and husband Jacob
Katherine Beard and Landon Cobb

5 great-grandchildren

Marcelle also took great joy in her nieces and nephews whose love and support carried her so well over the years.

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


J.R. “Red” Owens, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Price Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Owens was born January 26, 1924 in Logansport, Louisiana to Ernest Owens and Alice Stephens Owens. He served in the United States Navy. Mr. Owens was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and a deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Sons:
Richard Todd Owens and wife, Renee, of Missouri
John Mark Owens of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Christine Owens
Amber Owens
Buffey Vestal
Garbriel Owens

Great Grandchildren:
John Coleman
Addison Coleman

Sister: Edith Swan of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Lucille Owens
Son: Scott Owens
Two Brothers
Three Sisters

Pallbearers will be Stevie Smith, Bo Taylor, Perry Kirkland, Jerry Griffin, Larry Kay, Jimmy Coulter, Daryl Jones, Doyle Carter and Tommy Gray. Honorary pallbearer will be W.A. Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by phone at 800.272.3900.

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


R. Scott Watson, 50, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Kansas, while on a hunting trip.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Kerry Green officiating.

Scott was born January 31, 1965 in Center to Robert Sydney “Bobby” Watson and Kathleen Kay Pate Watson. He graduated from Center High School in 1983. Scott later continued in the steps of his father, Bobby Watson, and grandfather, Robert Earl Watson, by earning his funeral director/embalmer license from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston. Soon after graduation, Scott became employed with Gibson Funeral Home in Lufkin, where he worked for eight years. In 1998, he founded Watson & Sons Funeral Home, where he and his family have compassionately served Shelby County for sixteen years. In 2004, he extended his service to the community by purchasing Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Scott was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by
Wife: Selena Harbison Watson of Center

Children:
Stephen Watson and wife, Lynsie, of Shelbyville
Stephanie Copelin and husband, Cameron, of Center
Sean Watson of Center

Grandchildren:
Carson Slade Copelin
Reece Mickenzie Watson
Camille Le Copelin
Robert Mason Watson

Parents: Bobby & Kay Watson of Center

Sister: Angela McDonald and husband, Gary, of Center

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Robert Earl and Mittie B. Watson, Shade and Faye Pate

Pallbearers will be John Harbison, Heath Harbison, Gary McDonald, Joe White, Billy Rex Fountain, Don Hale, Allen Stringer and Weldon Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be his hunting buddies and beach friends.

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


02/05/2015

Gloria Faye Garrett, a beautiful black haired baby girl was born September 3, 1964 to loving parents. Minnon Garrett, Jr. and Mary L. Reed of Center, Texas. Ms. Gloria Garrett accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Rev. L.A. Thomas.

She passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas. Wake will be from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.

Ms. Gloria graduated from Center High School in 1983. She was employed by Tyson Foods for five plus years and East Texas Medical Transportation until her health began to fail.

Gloria was preceded in death by her mother, Mary L. Reed; her father, Minnon Garrett; one brother, Eric Garrett; and one nephew, Antonio Garrett.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Melanie Garrett

Sisters:
Nette Garrett
Machell Hubbard, and husband, Michael
Roslyn Moore
Mary Garrett

Brothers:
Melvin Jackson, and wife, Felicia
Tony Garrett, and wife, Pam
Demetris Mosley.

Uncles:
Howard Ray Garrett
Dennis Jackson

Aunts:
Ozell Garrett
Mary Catherine Thompson
Lola Chumley
Alma Brewer
Clem Lathan, and husband, Willie Ira
Edna Foster
Wanda Fay Miller, and husband, Charles

She also leaves to morn her passing nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.


Services for Ruby Skelton Henderson will be 3:00pm, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County Visitation will be 1:30 until service time.

Ruby was born April 6, 1930 in Garrison, Texas to Walter Travis Curry and Eva Lee (Conway) Curry went home to her Lord Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:

Son:
Troy Wayne Skelton and wife Cathy of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Sue Strelsky and husband Bob of Garrison, Texas
Judy Master and husband Matt of Lindale, Texas

Step-Daughter:
Marcia Hovet and husband Myron of North Dakota

Grandchildren:
Christie Stokes & husband Jerry of Garrison,TX
Marc Cranford of Garrison, TX
Leigh Cranford of Garrison, TX
Melinda Lee & husband Jimmy Wayne of Garrison,Tx
Kristal Baith & husband Matt of Chapel Hill, Tx Gregory Ortiz & wife Casey of Lindale,TX

Step-Grandchildren:
Elizabeth
Craig
Michael

Great-Grandchildren 19
Great-Great-Grandchildren 3

Sisters:
Georgia Beard of Garrison, TX
Joyce Tidwell & husband Max of Henderson, TX

Sister-In-Laws:
Ruby Curry of Garrison, TX
Ludie Curry of Timpson, TX

Preceded in death by Husbands:
Troy J. Skelton and W.R. “Tar” Henderson

Infant daughter:
Linda Gail

Grandchildren:
Troy Jason (TJ) Skelton
Lesha Skelton Johnson


02/04/2015

Elmar Davis, age 76, of Hemphill, Texas. Ms. Davis passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at Hemphill Care Center in Hemphill, Texas.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating.

She is survived by:

Sisters
Earnestine Lister of Shelbyville, Texas
Zelma Odell Davis of Milam, Texas

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary will be handling the services.


02/03/2015

Robert Boyett, 57, of Vidor, passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at McClelland Cemetery with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. No visitation is planned.

He was born June 7, 1957 in Beaumont to Hoye E. and Margie (Nell) Boyett who precede him in death. He lived in San Antonio for many years where he was a Pharmacy Tech. He has lived in Vidor for the past year. He loved helping others and he loved God and his church with all of his heart.

He is survived by:
Sister:
Linda Boyett of Vidor
Brother:
Kenneth Boyett of Vidor
Nephew:
Cody Boyett & wife, Tiffany of Vidor
1 Great-Nephew & 3 Great-Nieces

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 Annie A. McPherson, 87, of Center, Texas will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Mrs.McPherson was born February 17, 1927, in Joaquin, Texas and passed away February 3, 2015, in Center, Texas. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Friday before the service at Lakeview Funeral Home.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Phyllis Jacobs of Center

Son, Charles McPherson of Laird Hill, Texas.


Sandra Gail Dupre, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Dupre was born January 24, 1947 in the Neuville Community of Shelby County to Thomas Lymn and Margaret Holt Lymn. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Ben “Cajun Kid” Dupre of Center

Children:
Michelle Waller and husband, Lamech, of Center
Louis Dupre of Logansport

Grandchildren:
Bradley Waller and wife, Amber
Bryan Waller and Haley Gehrls
Briana Waller and Matthew Michon
Bryce Waller
Derek and Halee Dupre Miller
Jared Dupre Miller
Josh and Nita Dupre Miller

Five Great-Grandchildren

Mother: Margaret Lymn of Center

Sister Moggy Weathers of Huffman

Preceded in death by
Father Thomas Lymn

Pallbearers will be Bradley Waller, Bryan Waller, Derek Dupre Miller, Matthew Michon, Tracy Lummus and Tim Bradshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryce Waller, Weldon Fruge and Anatole Dupre.

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


2/2/2015

Funeral services for Cecil Arlene Hairgrove, 86, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February, 3, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Hairgrove passed away Monday, February 2, 2015, in Timpson, Texas.

Born February 8, 1928, in Carthage, TX, Cecil Arlene Hairgrove was the daughter of the late Aubrey and Effie Mae (Barton) Swann. She and Charles Otto Hairgrove were married in January, 1946, and were blessed with 38 years together until his death on November 11, 1984. She was a graduate of Timpson High School. Ms. Cecil spent her early childhhood in the Caledonia Community then to Timpson for the remainder of her life. Her hobbies included cooking, working in the yard, raising cattle and working on her farm. She truly loved the outdoors, being with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. Ms. Cecil was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother that was truly dedicated to raising her family. Cecil was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Charley Mack Hairgrove, and wife Vicky of Splendora, TX
Mike Hairgrove, and wife Mary Jane of New Caney, TX
Pat Hairgrove, and wife Letitia of Timpson, TX

10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Cecil Hairgrove was preceded in death by husband Charles Hairgrove and one great grandson.

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


Mrs. Myrtle Lee “Mama Teat” Waltz, 88, of Center, died at her residence on Friday, January 30, 2015. Funeral services for Mrs. Waltz will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ, 908 Daniels St in Center, Texas at 1:00pm. Rev. Robert McBride will be officiating.
Mrs. Waltz’s survivals are:
Sons
Ray Dean McCollister of Lufkin, Texas
Johnny Glenn (Cathy) Mosby of The Colony, Texas

Daughters
Joyce Lynn Johnson of Center, Texas
Charlotte (Rev. Sherman) Kossie of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother
Sam Waterhouse of Dayton, Ohio

Sisters
Annie Pearl Turner of Dayton, Ohio
Maxine Greer of Lufkin, Texas
Onnie Bell Alexander of Carthage, Texas
Gwendolyn (C.W.) Garrett of Center, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, February 6, 2015 at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ at 5:00pm

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery

Repass will be at Piney Woods Family Outreach 255 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive


Loyd D. Jacks, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett and Rev. Pat Jacks officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 14, 1939 in Sabine County, Hemphill, Texas to Marion George and Bessie (Wood) Jacks. He was a 1957 graduate of Bronson High School. He worked for the Texas Highway Department from 1960 to 1995, he worked in North Dallas from 1960-1970, then he was transferred to Shelby County in 1970 and he worked there until retirement in 1995 as the maintenance supervisor. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy, Maverick and Texas Ranger Fan. He knew every statistic, college & professional. He spent his retirement running his cattle farm and enjoying his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. He was a loving husband of 58 years. He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marion George Jacks & Bessie Wood Jacks, Great Granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Brittain, Sister, Gwendolyn Jacks, Brothers, L.E. Jacks, Clenton “Hawk” Jacks, Marion George Jacks, Volley Marvin “Biddy” Jacks & Hollis E. “Buddy” Jacks.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years:
Shirley Ferguson Jacks of Center

2 Daughters:
Melinda Brittain of Arlington & Jack Brittain of Center
Monica Smith & husband, Ricky of Joaquin

Son:
Joel Blake Palmer of Center

Special Daughter & Niece:
Sonya Lynn Strickland & husband, Mike of Hemphill

Grandchildren:
Benjamin Joel Palmer of Arlington
Bethany Lael Brittain of Arlington
Matthew Cody Smith of Joaquin
Kelsi Lynn Smith of Shreveport, LA

Great-Grandson:
Jaxon Ryan Brittain

Sisters:
Ethel Droptini Lewis of Pineland
Florence McClelland of Hemphill

Brother:
Marion C. “Dick” Jacks & wife, Sara of Carthage

Host of Many Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Larry Jacks, Ricky Jacks, Matthew Smith, Forrest McClelland,
Benny Jacks, Jack Brittain, Tommy Jacks & Benny Ferguson

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Texas Highway Department Retirees & George Jacks

The Family would like to extend a special thanks to Accolade Hospice, Rita, Emma, Brandi & Rhonda.

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


Roy Monroe Dent, of Gary, Texas passed away at the age of 85 on Friday January 30, 2015 after a long illness.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Robert Ortego officiating. Burial will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Roy was born in Tenaha to Roy B and Odell Johnson Dent and lived in the Timpson/Tenaha area until he attended college. As a boy growing up in the depression era he worked typical jobs of a young man of the era including the dreaded paper route with a biting dog. While in high school he continued with scouting activities and became an Eagle Scout. He also worked at a tomato sorting establishment and invented an automatic sorter. The owner of the company was kind enough to offer him a patent on it however it was decided that it belonged to the owner since he was "on the clock" when he invented it. Roy attended Southwestern University becoming a member of the Glee Club and sang alto in a Quartet that traveled locally and produced several recordings. Roy recently received digital copies of the records produced while he was in the group and was moved by the memories. While attending SWU he met Maxine Hassell whom he married on January 29, 1950 and together they raised five children. Roy's career with the telephone company began at the age of 18 as a lineman and continued until his retirement as an account manager at the age of 57. Roy was always active in aid to the community most notable of which was the Sertoma Club providing aid to local families. Although most of his professional carrier was spent in Wichita Kansas, he never lost his affection for his childhood home in East Texas. As an avid fisherman he looked forward to his retirement and did so at the age of 57 when he retired and moved to a home on Lake Murvaul. Roy loved to play penny ante poker and would quite proudly announce when he won 43 cents. His answering the phone with "Casey's Pool Hall" or "Murphy's Mule Barn, head jackass speaking" will certainly be missed. He was a good man and a great father and will be missed by his family and those who knew him well. Roy was a man of faith and provided support for his church, First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, one of which his family has attended for generations. He always helped with Christian services donating, delivering and packing boxes for those in need. He was a lay leader and helped at the church as much as his health allowed.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife of almost 61 years Maxine Dent, Parents, Roy B and Odell Dent and his siblings Ouida Mae Whiteside, Troy J Dent, Rodell Spencer, and Jack Dent & Aunt, Grace Crawford/Childs.

He is survived by:
His brother: Ted Lee Dent & wife, Pat of Nacogdoches

Children:
Roy M Dent, & wife, Hazlina of Malaysia
DeAnn Clark, & husband, Mike of the Atlantic
Tom A Dent, & wife, Dee of Clearwater, Kansas
Joe Dent & Deb of Gary
Kenny Dent, & wife, Teresa of Gary

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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1/29/2015

Mr. Larry Gene “Peabody” Loyd, 63, of Lufkin, Texas died Friday, January 22, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services for Mr. Loyd will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00am at Hicks Chapel. Jonwesley Gatlin will be officiating.
Mr. Loyd is survived by:

Father
Mosley Loyd

Brothers
James Woods
Lindsey Loyd

Sisters
Patricia Holloway
Jeanette McKenzie
Shirley Hyde
Doris Rice

Cremation will be immediately after services.

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


1/28/2015

Bettye Graves Smith, 76, of Center, formerly of Port Arthur, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Ms. Smith was born July 10, 1938 in San Augustine to Marshal Graves and Cecile Alvis Graves. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Nederland Chapter, Daughters of the Nile and Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Billie George Smith, Sr. of Center

Daughter: Jule Smith Joffrion and husband, Oscar, of Port Arthur

Son: Billie George Smith, Jr. and wife, Suzette, of Center

Grandchildren:
Shelby Joffrion Presnell and husband, Parke, of Fort Worth
Amanda Joffrion Moors and husband, Dan, of Charleston, South Carolina
Benjamin Joffrion and Raven of Beaumont
Jessica Smith of Humble
Zachary Smith and wife, Nicole, of Nederland
Savannah Smith of Bridge City

Great-Grandchildren:
Caroline Moors of Charleston, South Carolina
Coy Broussard of Nederland
Carter Smith of Nederland
Carson Smith of Nederland

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Parke Presnell, Dan Moors, Mike Scarber, Carl Davis Smith, Tommy Landry and Dean Mize.

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


Mary Faye Daniel Graves, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Graves was born November 16, 1932 in Marion County to Artie Daniel and Beatrice Purdy Daniel. She was a member of the Shrine Auxiliary and First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Ron Graves and wife, Velinda, of Brazoria
Tony Graves and wife, Kim, of Angleton
Ginger Graves of Sugarland

Grandchildren:
Lacey Powell and husband, Jimbo
Logan Graves
Jeff and Jessica Samford
Josh Worsham

Great-Grandchildren:
Payten Powell
Preslea Powell
Maggie Samford
Everett Samford

Brother: Ike Daniel and wife, Norma, of Rusk

Sisters-in-law:
Geneva Graves of Center
Agnes Lamaire of Jennings
Betty Daniels of Houma, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Lairy Graves
Daughter-in-law: Linda Graves
Brothers: Arlie Daniel, Charles Daniel, Doyle Daniel
Sister: Sue Bailey, Evelyn Whatley

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


Mrs. Catherine Jenkins, 73, of Center passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Holiday Nursing home.

Services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Abundant Love Ministeries in Center, Texas. Interment will at Pleasant Grove Cemetry in Center, Texas. Rev. Alvin Davis will be officiating

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by:

Daughters
Kathleen Fields of Center
Jeannette Nash and husband Robert of Center
Lela Jenkins of Tenaha

Son
Billy Ray Jenkins of Center

Sisters
Estralene Smith of Center
Mary Brown of Texas City

4 grandchildren and 10great-grandchildren


Douglas Davis Stiernberg M.D. of Texas City, TX, dedicated physician, public servant, and American patriot, passed away on January 20, 2015, at the age of 87. Dr. Stiernberg had a servant’s heart as he served God, his country, his family and his patients.

Dr. Stiernberg was born in Houston, Texas on October 14, 1927, grew up in Huntsville, Texas and graduated from high school at the age of 16 in 1944. He received his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University at the age of 18, where he was later named an Outstanding Alumni. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he graduated at the age of 21 in 1949, interned at Jeff Davis Hospital, and briefly practiced at the Texas prison system.

He entered the Army Medical Corp and proudly served 26 months of active duty as a battalion aid surgeon in the 40th Infantry Division during the Korean War. He loved his country and was grateful for the opportunity to serve.

Dr. Stiernberg began private practice in 1955 in Texas City and Galveston, specializing in eye, ear, nose and throat. He served as Chief of Staff at Galveston County Memorial Hospital. Over the years he additionally served on the medical staffs of several other area hospitals, including John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, and Danforth Memorial Hospital in Texas City. He also taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UTMB for several years.

He served as President of the Galveston County Medical Society in 1979 and was a member of numerous other medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas and American Societies of Opthamology and Otolaryngology. He retired in 1999, 50 years after graduating from medical school. Dr. Doug truly enjoyed the practice of medicine and had an unswerving dedication to the welfare of his patients.

He served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas City Independent School District from 1978 to 1990 and twice served as its president. He was also a member of the Texas City chapter of Rotary Club International for 59 years. Dr. Doug also served as a bank director at Texas First Bank for many years.

He was a member of St John’s United Methodist Church. In addition to God, family and medicine, he loved history, reading, his high school reunions, airplanes, and photography.

He is preceded in death by his father, Royal Campbell Stiernberg; his mother, Nell Davis Stiernberg; one brother, Cam Stiernberg; and his sister, Mary Stiernberg Copeland. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sally Menefee Stiernberg; daughter Amy Stiernberg Jordan and husband Greg of Austin, Texas; son Michael Douglas Stiernberg and wife Paula of Austin, Texas; and granddaughters Emily Ann Jordan, Ellen Elizabeth Jordan, Erin Catherine Jordan, and grandsons Stanton Dean Stiernberg and John Davis Stiernberg.

The family would like to thank Dr. Alfredo Nodarse and Dr. David Nickeson for their care during his illness.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 23rd at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 24th Avenue North, Texas City. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM with the service immediately following. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Potter, Frank Simpson, Dr. Charles Broman, H.D. Fletcher, Bill Nelson, James Harvey, Dr. B.W. Hink and Ed Mabry. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Arrangements are made with Emken Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Memorial donations may be made to The Physicians Benevolent Fund, Texas Medical Association, 401 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX, 78701-1680 or a charity of your choice.


1/26/2015

Sam Alfred “Al” Chance, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Chance was born February 15, 1939 in the Rosevine Community of Sabine County to Sam Houston Chance and Vera Phillips Chance. He retired from Education after forty-five years of service. Mr. Chance was Superintendent at Center ISD for twenty-five years and previously served as a Teacher and Assistant Principal at Orange ISD, Superintendent at Brady ISD, Principal at Drippings Springs ISD and Principal and Superintendent at Premont ISD. He was a member of Rotary Club and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Carole Ann Chance of Center

Sons:
Brent Chance of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chris Chance and wife, Jennifer, of Woodway, Texas

Granddaughters:
Madeline Chance
Josephine Chance

Brothers:
Cecil Chance and wife, Ora Lee, of Broadus
Clifton Chance of Nederland

Sister: Brenda Posten and husband, Ken, of Vidor

Uncle: Thomas Phillips of Garland

Numerous niece, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Andrew Alfred “Andy” Chance
Parents: Sam Houston Chance and Vera Phillips Chance

Pallbearers will be Rayford Copelin, Bob Reeves, James Bible, Buster Bounds, David Chadwick and Dr. Florencio Singson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Keith Miller, Dr. Danny Paul Windham, Joe West, Dr. Hughes, Kenneth Wilson, Dr. Dixon Golden and Robert McCarson.


Gracie Foresyth, 88, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Ms. Foresyth was born May 26, 1926 in Garrison to James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan. She was an excellent seamstress and loved being a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Sisters-in-law:
Yvonne Hogan of Conroe
Ruth Hogan of Conroe

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: William “Josh” Foresyth
Parents: James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan
Brothers: Floyd Hogan, James Hogan
Sister: Billie Jean Nielsen

Pallbearers will be Harold Hogan, James “Buddy” Hogan, Jr., Reid Hogan, Alan Hogan, Otis Pleasant and Jeff Hogan.

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


1/25/2015

Effie J. Edwards, 89, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on December 30, 1925 in the Stockman Community of Shelby County, the daughter of Taylor Smith and Sally Samford Smith. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 3:00 Pm until 5:00 Pm at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 Pm in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her daughters: Delores Jennine McFadden of Garrison, Janis Kay Gregston of Nacogdoches and Mary Kathy Myers of Nacogdoches; grandchildren: Jeffrey Lynn Burleson, Shannon Eugene Clifton, Steven Shane Clifton, Stacey Lynn Coats and Stephanie Lynn Shipp; great-grandchildren: Airiel Jasmine Burleson Heth, Heather Sue Burleson Arvello, Joshua Allen Eddins, Jonathan Wayne Shipp, Jacob Ryan Eddins, Shelby Clifton, Donna Clifton, Ashley Clifton, Kile Clifton, Lacey Clifton and Lillie Rose Clifton; and by great-great-granddaughter: Courtney Eddins. She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Taylor and Sally Smith, her husband, Jake Edwards, her son, Kenneth Edwards, by her brothers, Troy Smith, Clarence Smith, and Dalton Smith, and her sister, Maude McDonald.

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.


1/22/2015

Funeral services for Ms. Verna Pauline White, 85, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Ms. White was born April 27, 1929, in Snohomish, Washington. Verna Pauline White was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice P. Cottrell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Verna enjoyed bowling, quilting, and watching Western shows on television. Ms. White was a member of The Called Out Church in Center, Texas and loved her church greatly.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Mefford of Timpson, Texas; two brothers; one sister and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Ms. White was preceded in death by her husband, James F. White; parents; daughters, Deborah Pierce and Linda Smith.

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.


Bettie Sue Florey White Hadac, 85, of Nacogdoches, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Nacogdoches. She was born on May 3, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank H. Florey and Louise Taylor Florey. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, with Bro. Paul Sevar officiating. Interment will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Bettie Sue (or “Boo” as she was called by her sisters) grew up in the Tyler and Kilgore areas, where she studied violin, piano, and saxophone (playing in the marching and swing bands in high school and college), and performed dramatists and musical programs.  After graduating from Kilgore High School, Bettie Sue attended and graduated from Kilgore Jr. College.  While she was raising her four children, being a stay at home mom, and an avid volunteer for the community, she took classes at Tyler Jr. College. She was also President of the Pharmacists Wives Association for several years. She taught Sunday School from nursery to adult in Tyler, Kilgore, and Nacogdoches. She helped establish and taught at the Spanish-speaking church through Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. She then decided to continue her education at Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling. She also earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from Texas A & M University. Bettie Sue’s main hobbies were reading and studying.  She was very proficient in scripture, and theological study challenged her.

Bettie Sue was an educator specializing in working with special needs students and received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. She had also been an instructor for the deaf, a teacher of adult education, and taught general studies to the Nacogdoches firefighters. She was passionate about learning and took continuing education classes until her retirement.  When Gov. Mark White established the initiative to reform education, she was appointed by the governor to the committee to develop the deaf education curriculum.  She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Nacogdoches County Retired Teachers, SFA Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa International, Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, Texas A & M Century Club Association of Former Students, Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf, and Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Specialist in School Psychology. She also was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs and AARP. Bettie Sue was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Dorothy Hardy Sunday School class and the Golden Agers.  She felt that it was a blessing to sing with the senior choir, The Joyful Sound.

Bettie Sue is survived by:

Son: Robert C. Brown of Shelbyville

Daughters: Suzanne Baldon, and husband, Paul of Waco
Marilou Smith of Nacogdoches, and
Lori Brown, and husband, Bobby Stevens of Suwanee, Georgia

Sister: Nell Florey Williams of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Amber Smith
John-Phillip Mahfood
Sebastian Mahfood
Vincent Mahfood
Valerie Mahfood
Jennifer Holm
Jessica Fenton
Robby Brown, and
T.J. Brown

Fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank H. and Louise Taylor Florey; spouses: Warren C. Brown, Floyd White, and George Hadac; and sister, Shirley Green.

Pallbearers for Bettie Sue will be Paul Baldon, Wally Williams, Vincent Mahfood, Jerry Camp, T.J. Brown, and Robin Griffith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Stallings Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to American Cancer Society 3623 Buckingham, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 3723 NE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965, or the American Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 96911, Washington DC 20090-6911.

The family of Bettie Sue White Hadac is being served by Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.lairdfh.net.


Joyce Ann Livingston Putnam was born April 27, 1946 in Center, Texas and passed away January 19, 2015 in Plano/Dallas area of Texas. Joyce was a follower of Jesus Christ, a Girl Scout, a Rainbow Girl and a member of the Eastern Star Order. For 10 years she worked as a dental hygienist. She spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker.

Joyce was a very caring and compassionate person who put the needs and concerns of others before her own. Her family and friends knew she would be there to listen, council and give advice. She enjoyed reading, classic movies, cooking, and traveling. She loved telling stories and jokes that made everyone laugh and feel good. Joyce was the earthly love, support and strength of her husband Larry for 48 1/2 years. Together, they enjoyed many adventures, which included all God's creatures great and small. Joyce was the proud mother of only daughter, Celeste, for 39 years. She and Larry raised Celeste in a Christian home for Celeste was a gift from God.

Tinison DeLoyd Livingston and Marjorie Ray Livingston precede their daughter Joyce in death.

She is survived by:

Husband: Dr. Larry M. Putnam

Daughter: Celeste

Sister: Dana June Fuller

Sister-in-laws:
Marie Annette Whitlock
Karen Crowe
Charlotte Putnam

Brother-in-law: David Putnam

Nieces:
Crystal Fuller,
Amanda Rakofsky, and husband, Matthew

Nephews:
Christopher Crowe
Andrew Crowe, and wife, Rebecca
David Whitlock, and wife, Sara
William Whitlock

Aunts:
Ann Cox
Jean Livingston
Lexis McCarter

Uncle:
Michael Livingston, and wife, Sharon

First Cousins:
Gary McCarter, and wife, Laura
Dennis McCarter
Susie McCarter
Jimmy Livingston, and wife, Patty

Second cousins:
Brandon McCarter
Michael McCarter and
Amy Scott and husband

Several extended family and close friends.

Pallbearers will be Dr. John Wayman, Christopher Crowe, Jesse Yancy, Dr. Harry Yankuner, James "Crozier" Brown, and Gunter Huffstickler

Services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at Restland Cemetery at Wildwood Chapel in Dallas, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.


1/21/2015

Virginia Mims, age 66, of Nacogdoches passed away Monday morning, January 19, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1948 in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas with interment at West View Cemetery, Center with Rev. Steve Gardner officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Vanessia Lewis of Nacogdoches

Son, Ronnie Greer of Milwaukee

6 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren

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


Minnie Pearl “Mickey” Teel, age 71, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 24, 2015 at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Haley Bush Cemetery with Rev. Maurice Berry, Officiating Minister. Visitation is Friday, January 21, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

2 Granddaughters
Ebony Polk (Lee) of San Augustine, Texas
Erica Teel of San Augustine, Texas

7 Great-Grandchildren

2 Sisters
Rosie Lee Matlock of Cypress, Texas
Vera Joyce Jones of San Augustine, Texas
Mary Dennis of Illinois

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Earl Hall, age 66, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Mount Maria Health and rehabilitation Center in Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Drayton Garner, Officiating Minister. Visitation will be at 12:30pm until 6:30pm Friday, January 23, 2015 at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Patsy Suell Hall of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughter, Ronda Hall of Lake Charles, LA

Son, Scotty Suell Nobles of Beaumont, Texas

3 Grandchildren

6 Brothers
Chester Bell (Patricia) of San Augustine, Texas
Willie Ray Hall of Hemphill, Texas
Lon L. Hall (Sheila) of Hemphill, Texas
Joe Hall (Dyann) of Hempstead, Texas
Grover Hall (Vonnie) of Tyler, Texas
Emmitt Lee Hall (De’Andre) of Hemphill, Texas

2 sisters
Marilyn Taylor (Dennis) of Houston, Texas
Felicia Johnson (Roger) of Tyler, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Jody Michael “Poe” Vaughn, 26, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Jasper.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. W.T. Permenter and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Vaughn was born June 29, 1988 in Nacogdoches to Gerald Lynn Vaughn and Patti Ann Matlock Vaughn. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

He is survived by
Parents: Gerald and Patti Vaughn of Huxley

Brother: Josh Vaughn of Lufkin

Grandmother: Tommie Matlock of Garrison

Uncles and Aunts:
Kathy Shaw of Center
Karen Brasher of Nacogdoches
Jimmy and Michelle Matlock of Garrison
Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley
W.T. and Marie Permenter of Belton
Larry and Dian Vaughn of Huxley
Jack Vaughn of Huxley
Robert Jerry and Nikki Vaughn of Houston
Waylon and Regina Vaughn of Center
Janice and Don Moody of Center

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: James Matlock, Jack and Hazel Vaughn
Uncles and Aunts: Marlie Vaughn, Prentice and Olga Vaughn, Darrell and Kathryn Vaughn, Pat Vaughn

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


Christine Ward, 98, of Center, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

A private graveside service was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Ms. Ward was born October 4, 1916 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Taylor and Nettie Langford Taylor. She grew up in Logansport, Louisiana and later moved to Houston, Texas, where she was employed at Foley’s Department Store. She soon moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and later returned home to Logansport, Louisiana to serve as a caregiver to her father. Ms. Ward most recently resided in Center, Texas. She loved the Lord and was a member of First Assembly of God in Center. Her hobbies included sewing and flower gardening.

She is survived by
Son: Ken Threet and wife, Shawn, of Eucha, Oklahoma

Daughter: Myrna Lloyd of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Jeffery Threet and wife, Crystal, of Arlington, Virginia
R.J. McClain and wife, Kimber, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Meghan Threet of Eucha, Oklahoma
Robert Lloyd and wife, Tracy, of Reno, Nevada
Gary Lloyd and wife, Nong, of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Gregg Lloyd and wife, Linda, of Wetmore, Colorado

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Four Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert Taylor and Nettie Langford Taylor
Sister: Letha Henderson
Brother: Lenard Taylor

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


James Thomas “Tom” Windham, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Windham was born September 13, 1933 in Shelby County to Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved fishing.

He is survived by
Wife: Charlsie Jean Windham of Center

Children:
Johnny Max Windham and wife, Gayla, of Center
Regina Gail McSwain and husband, Kerry, of Center
Penny Barnes and husband, Stanley, of Center
Jamie Windham and wife, Susan, of Center
Beth Clark and husband, Alton, of Center
Bruce Windham of Center

Sisters:
Bobbie Sue Nichols and husband, John Henry, of Center
Margie Weaver and husband, Clarence, of Center

Brothers:
Leon Windham and wife, Kathy, of Timpson
Max Windham and wife, Janet, of Shelbyville
Evert Snuffy Windham of Center

Fourteen Grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Infant Daughter: Janet Sue Windham
Grandson: Jason Anderson
Parents: Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham
Brothers: Dan Windham, Elvin Windham, Jack Windham

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Windham, Douglas Bragg, David Windham, Thomas McSwain, Jessie Tarver, Buck Green, Jody Windham and Brent Windham.

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


01/20/2015

Viola Drennan, 85, a resident of Shelbyville since 1993, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Murphree Cemetery in Evant with Bro. Steve Kirkham officiating.

Ms. Drennan was born June 9, 1929 in Pearl to Taylor Williams and Annie Box Williams. Her hobbies included hunting, fishing and square dancing. Ms. Drennan was a member of Red Hat Society. She was involved in missionary work in Brazil and was also a member of Hewitt Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Son: Jim Drennan and wife, Earlene, of Shelbyville

Daughter: Lora Wilson and husband, Mike, of Placitas, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Michelle Wilson of Placitas, New Mexico
Jennifer Miles and husband, James, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County

10 Great-Grandchildren

Her loving cat: Lacy Darling

Preceded in death by
Husband: Loran Voil Drennan
Parents: Taylor Williams and Annie Box Williams
Five Brothers and Sisters

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


Thomas Wayne Hutchings, 61, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Hutchings was born April 5, 1953 in Longview to Samuel Hutchings and Allie Mae Hutchings. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Susan Hutchings of Center

Daughter: Tanya Hutchings of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Samuel Hutchings and Allie Mae Hutchings

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandira, VA 22312.

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


01/18/2015

Funeral Services for James Acrey Sr., 75, of Gary, Texas will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson, Texas with Bro. Jimmy Nix and Bro. Marty Grounds officiating. Interment to follow in the County Line Cemetery in Timpson, TX with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 8904. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 19, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. James Acrey was born July 7, 1939 in Jumbo Community, Texas to his parents, Arlin Acrey and Madge Hudman Acrey and passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas.

James loved working out in the yard and going to garage sales on the weekends.

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Ann; sons, James (Jimmy) Acrey Jr. of Carthage, Texas, Lee Acrey of Gary, Texas; Rocky Acrey of Center, Texas; daughters, Doris Matlock and husband Ricky of Carthage, Texas, Virginia Matlock and husband Mike of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Patricia Nelson and husband Danny of Odessa, Washington; 14 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; Brother, Joe Acrey and wife Rhonda of Spring, Texas; Sisters, Virginia Churchman of Carthage, Texas, Billy Davis of Cypress, Texas, Lorene Nix of Mt. Enterprise, Texas; and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mr. Acrey is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Tinkle; sister; Dorothy Reese; and Grandchild, Sydney Nelson of Odessa, Washington.

Pallbearers: Travis Matlock, Michael Matlock, Jamie Acrey, Jared Veazey, Bobby Tinkle, Max Churchman.

To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

Funeral Services entrusted to Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.


01/16/2015

Bobbie Phillips, age 71, passed away January 16, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born August 29, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to George Lee and Willie Phillips.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00pm Monday, January 19, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. A private graveside will be help Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Old Prospect Cemetery.

Surviving Family:

Daughters:
Kim Moore and husband Freddie of Garrison,TX
Melynda Barrett and husband Leroy of Garrison, Tx

Brother: Emory Williams and wife Martha of Marshall, Texas

Sister: Patsy Fountain of Tyler, Texas

Grandchildren:
Courtney Rideout and husband Daniel of Bossier City, LA
Jami Moore of Garrison, TX
Josh Barrett & wife Jessica of Nacogdoches, TX
Matt Barrett of Garrison, TX
Phillip Barrett of Garrison, TX

Great Grandchildren: Makaleigh, Jaylon, Aiden and Bryce

Pallbearers: Carl Russell, Alvis Barrett, Daniel Rideout, Freddie Moore, Eric Odom, Zack Mills

Honorary Pallbearers: Jaylon, Aiden and Bryce

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


01/15/2015

Helen Jean Leonard, age 70, of Louisiana, formerly of Nacogdoches passed away Monday night, January 12, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas. Wake will be held 6pm until 8pm Friday, January 16, 2015 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, January 17 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor L.T. Morris officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Joan Drakeford and husband, Norman of Camden, S.C.
Thresa Dove of Camden, S.C.
Calandra Watts and husband, Kenny of Lancaster, S.C.
Ramonia Abdullah and husband, Morris of Charlotte, N.C.

Sons:
David Leonard of Nacogdoches
Frederick Leonard and wife, Angelika of Cassatt, S.C.
Torance Leonard and wife, Angie of York, S.C.
Vincent Bell and wife, Jessica of Nacogdoches

23 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Cherry Earl and husband, Weldon of Timpson
Dorothy Byrd and husband, Willie of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Robert Lee Callaway and wife, Shirley of Tenaha
S.L. Callaway of Tenaha
Roosevelt Bell and wife, Claudia of Erie, P.A.

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


Coretha Taylor, age 67, of Timpson, Texas passed away Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at her home in Antioch Community. Funeral services will be at 11am Saturday, January 17 at Smyrna United, Timpson, Texas with Elder Marvin Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband, George Taylor of Timpson

Son, Derrick Wilson and wife, Yolanda of Houston

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


George Willis Chaney, 87, of Timpson, TX, passed away. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Clyde Hess officiating. Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, TX with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 8904. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Chaney was born June 6, 1927, in Nacogdoches, TX, George Willis Chaney was the son of the late Charles Henry and Lula Elizabeth Jacobs Chaney. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. George enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on his farm baling hay. George had a loving spirit and would give the shirt off his back if needed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Carrie; sons, Edgar Chaney and girl friend Denise of Timpson, TX, Larry Chaney and wife Tresia of Huffman, TX; daughters, Gina Diane Broussard and husband Billy of Center, TX, Rachael Mabe and husband Mike of Manassas, VA; grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Dennis; great grandchildren, Richard, Kason, Makinlie; one sister and a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Mr. Chaney was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Donald Wayne Chaney and George W. Chaney, JR.

Pallbearers are Ray Morrison, Charles Barr, Jason Button, Dennis Broussard, Billy Coppock and Michael Mabe.

Honorary pallbear is Billy Broussard.

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.


Gloria Ann Dyer, 68, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andrew King officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Dyer was born May 15, 1946 in McAllister, Oklahoma to Thomas T. Wright and Gene Lee Scroggins Wright. She attended Holly Springs Baptist Church in Garrison.

She is survived by
Son: Robert Goff of West Palm Beach, Florida

Daughter: Sherre Johnson and husband, Gary, of Ketchum, Oklahoma

Grandchildren:
Justin Nair
Jake Nair
Lydia Kramer

Great Grandchild: Penelope Kramer

Sisters:
Carolyn Masters and husband, Buster, of Gary
Sarah Shahan and husband, Kenneth, of Center

Brothers:
Tommy G. Wright and fiancé, Jackie Brown, of Center
Pete Wright and wife, Sissy, of Longview

Dear Aunt and Uncle: Sally and Delbert McKinney of Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones

Preceded in death by
Husband: Louie Dyer
Parents: Thomas T. Wright and Gene Lee Scroggins Wright

Pallbearers will be Jake Nair, Justin Nair, Brad Masters, Matthew Shahan, Dawson Masters and Curtis Hughes.

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


Dr. Bonita Ann Lowrie passed away January 13, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born July 24, 1936 in Garrison, Texas. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter:Bonita Glenette Fitzmyer of Southern Maryland
Sons: Mike Lowrie of Garrison, Texas and Norman Lowrie
Grandchildren: Stephen Thomas Fitzmyer Jr., Alexy Kathryn Fitzmyer, Wade Michael Lowrie
Sisters: Billy Jo Shuey of Woodland Park, CO.
Allene Bacon of Covington, LA
Brother: Bob Patterson of Garrison, Texas

Bonita was a graduate of Garrison High School, attended SFA and a graduate of East Texas State University with a masters and doctorate degree. She was always involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and was an Explorer Scout Leader. She was an International Council of Relations in San Antonio, Texas. Bonita taught music for a number of years K-8th and taught high school and college. When she retired she was Dean at St. Mary’s University.

Mom said everyday “We Are So Blessed”

In lieu of flowers donate to Eastern Star, Lions Club (Garrison, Texas) and Garrison High School Class of 1954 (contact Francis Payne)


01/14/2015

Ray Byrd, 73, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was born on February 10, 1941 n Shelbyville, Texas to the late Joseph Warren Byrd, Sr. and Ada Brittain Byrd. Ray worked as Assistant Chief Appraiser for the Jefferson County Appraisal District.

Ray is survived by:

Wife: Frances Byrd of Nederland

Son: Marty Byrd, and wife, Sheila of Nederland

Grandchildren: Joshua Byrd of Nederland and Justin Byrd of Nederland

Brother: James Byrd, and wife, JoAnn of Nederland

Sister: Marie Fleming of Shelbyville

He is proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Warren Byrd, Jr. and wife, Mary E. Byrd.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. with Masonic Services at 6pm. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Attention: Development Office Unit 705, P.O. Box 301439 Houston, TX. 77230, or you can donate by going online at gifts.mdanderson.org

Details and registry available at Melancons.org


01/13/2015

Frederick Earl Hewitt passed away January 9, 2015. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11am at Triumph the Church Kingdom of God in Christ in Center. Bishop Elect Howard Cloudy, Pastor, will be officiating and Reverend David P. Mitchell, Eulogist.

Fred was born on August 11, 1958 in Center, Texas. He received his education in Center Public School System. Fred was a born mechanic, he had a God given talent. He didn't meet a stranger , his smile was contagious. Fred was hard working and self-employed for many years until recently when he joined his father working for the family business at L.H. Hewitt Inc.

Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, Texas following service.

Fred will be truly missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory:
Sons: Deondric, and wife Candice; Jonathan and Josh.

Grandsons: Jaden and Theron.

Mother: Fannie.

Father: L.H.

Stepmother: Shirley

Sister: Teresa

Brothers: Darryl; Eddie, and wife, Brenda; Eric, and wife, Lana; and Lawrence.

Nephews: Tremayne, and wife, Trice; and Keaton.

Nieces: Candice, Jewel, Chardae, and Lisa.

Great-Nephews: Javen, Kylon, Jacarlos, Shadarian and Brendan.

Great-Nieces: Jon Tyric and Jalyn.

A host of loving aunts, devoted uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Terry Bryant, Marcus Horton, Ken Ceasar, Ray Malone, Ortega Cartwright, Clayton Singleton, Aubrey Cook and Paul Tuller.

Honorary Pallbearers: Keaton Daniels, Tremayne Hewitt, Eddie Hewitt, Lawrence Holman, Eric Hewitt, and Darryl McClellan.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Marc Glynn Askew, 63, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.

Mr. Askew was born December 12, 1951 in Center to Homa Askew and Lillian Campbell Askew. He previously owned and operated Glynn’s Lawn and Garden in Longview. In 1994, Mr. Askew moved back home to Shelby County where he enjoyed farming and ranching.

He is survived by
Wife: Debbie Bivens Askew of Center

Son: Roger Askew and wife, Kendra, of Union Grove

Daughter: Nicole Faulkner and husband, Jimmy, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
J.R. Faulkner
Colton Askew
Colby Askew
Avery Faulkner

Brothers-in-law:
Coleman Bivens and wife, Dalene, of Shelbyville
Jerry Bivens and wife, Polly, of Marshall

Sister-in-law: Teresa Johnson and husband, Glen, of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Keith Byndom, Mike Hanson, Tim Runnels, Lynn Davis, Tim Amos and Walter Shofner. Honorary pallbearers will be Edsel Warr, Terry Harris, Eltroy McCowin and Mark Stone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Longview Cancer Center Foundation
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, Texas 75601

Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center
220 Fields Street
Center, Texas 75935

Hospice of East Texas
411 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

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


01/12/2015

Gail Cuculic, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith, Rev. Karen Jones, and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Gail was born February 15, 1926, in Huntington to Johnny Cuculic and Burney Lee Ivey Cuculic. After graduating from Huntington High School, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University in 1943, served in the Navy from 1944-1946, and graduated with a BBA in 1949 from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his CPA certification in 1952. Gail worked at many reputable companies, mostly related to the poultry industry before settling in Center with Shelby Savings Bank, where he was president for seven years and vice chairman of the Board of Directors for twenty years. Gail has been affiliated with numerous organizations including the Lions Club, Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (Secretary), member of the Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International, Center Flying Club (Secretary Treasurer), Center Country Club (Director), Center City Council and a member of the First Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Janie Cuculic of Center

Children:
Mark Cuculic and wife, Betty, of Spring
Jan Crow and husband, Steve, of Houston
Sue Cuculic and Sue Long of Houston
John Cuculic and wife, Ayme, of Montgomery
Gayla Fidje and husband, Glenn, of Weston, Florida

Grandchildren:
Poppy Jones
Cara Cuculic
Leah Peterson
Bryan Crow
Austin Crow
Jenni Waldon
Christi Waldon
Bailey Cuculic
Bianca Cuculic
Cole Fidje
Carson Fidje

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Step Children:
Linda Warren and husband, Doug, of Tyler
Steven Sharp of Dallas

Brother-in-law: Jim Jenkins and wife, Jonnie Sue, of Houston

Nieces and Nephews:
Jill Golf and husband, Joe
Jeff Jenkins and wife, Chris

Special Friends:
Moises and Anjelica Valtierra
Maria and Sebastian

Preceded in death by
Wife: Theresa Cuculic
Parents: Johnny Cuculic and Burney Lee Ivey Cuculic
Beloved dog of 15 years: Belle

Pallbearers will be Doug Warren, Glenn Fidje, Bryan Crow, Austin Crow, Jason Peterson and Brent Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bob McAdams, James Campbell, Burton Brown, Dr. Cengiz Satir, Steve Waters, Weldon Boles, Shelby Savings Bank Officers and Directors and Rotary Club Members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following:
Roughrider Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 152
Center, Texas 75935

First United Methodist Church
211 Porter Street
Center, Texas 75935

The family wants to express their appreciation to East Texas Home Health and Dr. Cengiz Satir (Nacogdoches) for their loving care and kindness.

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


Wesley Livingston, 47, of Center, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams, Bro. Don Moore & Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 4, 1967 in Center to Richard and Dianne (Lynch) Livingston. He was a 1986 graduate of Center High School. He attended the United Pentecostal Church in Center. Wesley worked for Livingston Farms.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfathers, Jim Livingston & John Henry Lynch, Brother, Gregory Livingston & Niece, Brooklyn Livingston.

He is survived by:
Wife:
LaResa Anthony Livingston of Center

Son:
Cash Livingston of Tenaha

Son:
Ryan Hall of Denton

Parents:
Ricky & Dianne Livingston of Center
Brother:Bryan Livingston & wife, Amanda of Garrison

Nephew:
Darin Livingston of Center

Niece:
Bailey Heflin of Garrison

Grandmother:
Dolly Molina of Center

Grandmother:
Adell Livingston of Center

Pallbearers:
Richard Tomlin, Lynn Turner, Paul Wiggins, Ronnie Livingston, Rolando “Guatemala” Castro & J.P. Fenton

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

In Lieu of Flowers, family request that donations can be made In memory of Wesley Livingston to Teen Challenge 3850 S Loop 1604 W San Antonio, Texas 78264 or http://teenchallengetx.org/donate/


On January 9, 2015, Michael T Doyle, Sr. lost his battle with cancer. Michael was born on Friday, October, 01, 1937 in Syracuse, New York.

He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he served in the Air Force for 7-1/2 years and owned his own Insurance Agency, was an accomplished electrical contractor, rancher and was dedicated to his faith as an Ordained Minister (Deacon in the Catholic Church).

His greatest pride and legacy was his loving spouse of 56 years, Carol E. Doyle.

Michael is also survived by his beloved children, Michael T. Doyle Jr. (Ritchel), Mark E. Doyle and Brian S. Doyle.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Doyle; stepfather, Charles Edward Hooker; mother, Julia Doyle Hooker; daughters, Dana Lynn Doyle and Denise Mary Doyle.

Michael’s favorite quote and words he lived by “Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori Time Flies, Remember Death).

Visitation for Michael will be held at the Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Rosary will commence at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches. Monsignor, Young, officiating.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


01/11/2015

Glaydis Ramey Barton, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Carthage, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Steve Lewis and Bro. Michael Tibbs officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Ms. Barton was born June 7, 1933 in Tenaha to Alton and Ida Ross Ramey. She was a member, along with Pastor Cecil Chessher and his wife, Gina, and many special friends, of the Called Out Church in Center.

She is survived by
Sons:
Robert Lee Barton and wife, Janice, of Tenaha
Donald Ray Barton of Carthage

Daughter: Joann Smith and husband, Ronnie, of Center

Grandchildren:
Cassie Lovell and husband, Chip, of Tenaha
Brent Barton of Fort Worth
Cody Barton of Tenaha
Kalen Smith and wife, Jessica, of Conroe
Kristine Harvey and husband, Johnathan, of Joaquin
Jessica Smith of Center
Jodi Williams and husband, Justin, of Carthage
Kelsey Barton of College Station
Blaze Melancon of Timpson
Shelton Melancon of Timpson
Chris Graham and wife, Jamie, of Longview
Michael Tibbs of Carthage
Brandon Whatley of Tenaha
Brandi Whatley of Tenaha
Brittany Whatley of Dallas

Great-Grandchildren:
Camryn Lovell of Tenaha
Caden Lovell of Tenaha
Daegan Williams of Carthage
Alex Graham of Longview
Noah Graham of Longview

Siblings:
Pearly Webster and husband, Russell, of Pasadena
Earl Ramey and wife, Joyce, of Garrison
Juanita Watson of San Augustine

Brother-in-law: Tommy Barton and wife, Jeanne, of Kingwood

Sister-in-law: Judy Rodriguez and husband, James, of Porter

Special friend: Retha Mize

Lifelong friend for over 50 years: Ruth Kirk

Special Caretaker: Tammy Kyle

Preceded in death by
Husband of 46 years: Leroy Barton
Son: Douglas Wayne Barton
Grandson: Brady Barton
Daughter-in-law: Janet Barton
Parents: Alton and Ida Ross Ramey
Brothers: Alton, Alvin, Travis, Jimmy Lee, Leo, Clarence
Sisters: Earline, Eloise
Twin Sister: Gladis Rickman

Pallbearers will be Brent Barton, Cody Barton, Kalen Smith, Carl Barrett, Terry Ramey, James Rickman, Justin Williams and Johnathan Harvey.

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


01/09/2015

Alton Wilkinson, 55, of Center, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Wilkinson was born March 12, 1959 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Tommy Mitchell and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson. He loved going to church, crocheting and making soundless wind chimes. Mr. Wilkinson was a member of Center Christian Fellowship in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Karen Wilkinson of Center

Daughters:
Maranda Wilkinson of Center
Jessica Wilkinson of Center

Grandson: Conner Smith of Center

Sisters:
Ima Jean Grantom of Nacogdoches
Shirley Amburn of Center
Manuela Shuemaker and husband, Bobby, of Tenaha
Cindy Sanders and husband, Mike, of Center

Brothers:
Tommy Frank Wilkinson and wife, Karen, of Tenaha
Kenneth Wilkinson and wife, Sheila, of Pineville, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Mother-in-law: Betty Figueroa and husband, Carlos, of Logansport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Parents: Tommy Mitchell and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson

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


01/08/2015

Billie Joyce Wagstaff Hooper, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Hooper was born February 21, 1933 in Shelby County to A.E. “Buddy” Wagstaff and Evie Lou Anthony Wagstaff. She loved cooking, taking care of family and friends, and sending out “Get Well” cards.

She is survived by
Children:
Steve McQueen and wife, Becky, of Mt. Enterprise
Shelia Bozeman and husband, Ricky, of Carthage
Brenda Perez of Center

Stepchildren:
Ray Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Austin
Mike Hooper and wife, Teresa, of Longview
Beth Golden and husband, Doug, of Elysian Fields
Treva Humphries and husband, Mike, of Golden
Cindy Alfred and husband, Steve, of Shreveport

Sister:
Linda Rachal and husband, Alton, of Natchitoches

Grandchildren:
Stephenie Jo Gerhardt and husband, Matt of Richardson
Jeri Burgess and husband, Brandon, of Carthage
Jeremy Bozeman and wife, Bonnie of Brachfield
Matthew Bozeman of Carthage
Bradley White and wife, Haley, of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Alexis White
Alyssa White
Sutton Link
Jaxson Burgess

Numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Someone very close to her heart that also referred to her as “Grandma”: Dawn Murphy

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bennie Hooper
Stepson: Jody Hooper
Parents: A.E. “Buddy” Wagstaff and Evie Lou Anthony Wagstaff
Brother: Jerry Wagstaff
Sisters: Mary Guidroz, Ima Hendricks, Doris Thompson
Father of her children: H.C. Mac McQueen

Pallbearers will be family members.

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


Loretta Lee was born July 10, 1936 in Washington Co., Texas to Walter and Norma Stegmann. She passed away January 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas, burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby, Texas. Visitation is Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home 6:00 to 8:00pm
 

Survivors:

Daughter: Kathy Kortz and husband Alvin of Sequin, Texas

Grandchildren: Kenneth Lee, Jr.
Rebecca Soto and husband Jacob
Brian Lee
Kristi Kortz
Kelli Kortz

Great-Grandchildren:
Shawn Soto
Gage Lee
Karlie Faulkner
Emilie Faulkner

Sister:
Helen Marie Harding and husband Jim of San Augustine,Texas

Brother:
Walter Stegmann of Summerville, Texas

Sister-In-Laws:
LaMerle Biashinski Chauncey
Johnnie Ruth Jopling

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Alton Lee
Son: Kenneth Lee
Daughter-In-Law: Debra Lee and both parents


McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home of Houston, Texas & Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Oressie Polley, 94, formerly of Center, Texas. Mrs. Polley died December 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Her services will be Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 12 noon at Church At The Cross, 3835 S. Dairy Ashford Rd. Rev. Dr. Johnny Teague will be officiating.

Mrs. Polley is survived by her son Van Polley and his wife, Sharron of Houston, Texas
Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


01/06/2015

Richard Hibbard, 69, of Center, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Hibbard’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Mr. Hibbard was born November 22, 1945 in Houston, Texas to Joseph Cecil Hibbard and Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Hibbard was a sheet metal worker for 42 years which he excelled at earning many awards and certificates throughout his career. He began his apprenticeship in 1967 and graduated in 1971. He became a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union in 1971 and worked until he retired in 2009.

In 1989, Mr. Hibbard purchased property in Whitt, Texas to begin his dream of having a peach farm. He had approximately 900 peach trees along with plums, grapes, blackberries, tomatoes, and much more that was sold at market. Mr. Hibbard was a successful farmer for 18 years and was very proud of his farm.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Angie Wright and husband, Jody of Center, Texas
Christine Howe of Spring, Texas

Son:
Tommy Hibbard and wife, Yamina of Conroe, Texas

Grandchildren:
Wesley Wright and wife, Tabitha of Willis, Texas
Nathan Jones and wife, Kelsey of Webster, Texas
Austin Wright of Center, Texas
Cooper and Connor Howe of Spring, Texas
Julie Kipp and husband, Kristopher of Alvin, Texas
Melanie Hibbard of Spring, Texas
Ryan and Kenzi Hibbard of Conroe, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Kaelan and Klara Kipp of Alvin, Texas

Siblings:
L.D. Hibbard, Sr. of Chireno, Texas
Geneva Goff of Blanco, Texas
Ross Hibbard of Buffalo, Texas
Johnny Mac Hibbard of Midlothian, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joseph Cecil Hibbard and Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard
Sisters: Mable Means, Elaine Fisk
Brother: Joe Gilbert Hibbard

After the service, all family and friends are welcome to a celebration of his life at his home at 588 County Road 3505 in Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Hibbard’s name to the American Cancer Society (PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or 1.800.227.2345).

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


Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Noble, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 18, 1944 in Beaumont to Charles Dale and Wynnelle (Wilson) Noble. He graduated from Center High School in 1962 and from the University of Arkansas in 1967 and he attended South Texas College of Law in Houston.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, C.D. “Charles” Noble & Wynnelle Wilson Noble & Brother, Charles Monroe Noble.

He is survived by:

Son:
Barrett Noble of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Kathy Noble of Lumberton

Nieces:
Noelle Noble of Center
Christie Noble Pickens of Lumberton

Mother of his son:
Carol Noble of Houston

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


Wanda Kachel Cox, 74, was born February 10, 1937 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Guy Albert and Corine Eunice Palmer Kachel. She died on January 2, 2015 at her home in Anahuac, Texas. Wanda married Irvin Cox on January 19, 1985. They had a wonderful life together.

Services will be Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 AM at the Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, in Anahuac. She will be laid to rest at the Anahuac
Cemetery.

Wanda enjoyed fishing, quilting, reading, gardening, and ceramics. There wasn’t anything she could not do when she put her mind to it. Wanda was a great mother, wife, and friend. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by:
Husband Irvin Cox

Children:
Patty Clark and husband Daniel of Anahuac
Steve Cox and wife Ladona of Beaumont
Melissa and husband Lee Poskey of Katy

Siblings
Laverne Bondor
Cecil Kachel and wife Beth
Jerry Kachel and wife Heather.

She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two sons Richard
Neil Bean and James Paul Bean; and two brothers Pete Kachel and Clifford
Kachel.


Darith “Andy” Khourn, 34, of Center, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Andy was born November 15, 1980 in Olympia, Washington to Thay Khourn and Siem Quach Khourn. He loved to travel and was currently employed as a sales clerk. Andy will be remembered as a loving son, brother, father and friend to everyone.

He is survived by
Wife: Visal Ly of Austin

Son: Aaron Khourn of Austin

Parents: Siem and Thay Khourn of Center

Sister: Chhavy Khourn Scrimsher and husband, Donny, of Center

Brother: Dara Khourn of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
DJ Scrimsher of Center
Ethan Jacob Xieu of Center
Nathan James Xieu of Center
Benjamin Scrimsher of Center
Sydney Scrimsher of Center
Zyrome Khourn of Center
Zykevious Khourn of Center

Cousins:
Michael Truong of Center
Nick Chheang of Nacogdoches

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

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


Zoyla Estrella Vazquez, infant daughter of Jorge F. Vazquez and Maria L. Rojas Vazquez, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Fausto officiating.

She is survived by
Parents: Jorge F. Vazquez and Maria L. Rojas Vazquez

Brothers:
Jorge Vazquez of Center
Andres Vazquez of Center
Carlos Vazquez of Center
Christian Vazquez of Center
Isaac Vazquez of Center

Grandparents:
Consuelo Rojas of Mexico
Tranquilino Rojas of Mexico
Graciela Vazquez of Center
Marcelino Vazquez of Center

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Jorge Vazquez, Andres Vazquez, Carlos Vazquez, Christian Vazquez and Isaac Vazquez.

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


01/05/2015

Merline Metcalf, 89, of Panama City, FL formerly of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Panama City, FL.

No services are planned at this time.

She born April 17, 1924 to Bud Luman and Nonie McSwain Luman, Mrs. Metcalf was born and raised in Center, Texas, and attended church at Mt Pleasant Church of Christ. Until in 1993, her health forced her to move closer to her younger daughter, to Panama City, Fl. She remained there at Lisenby Retirement Center until her death. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, her brother Elvis Ray Luman, and grandson Dewayne Hudspeth.

She is survived by two daughters ; Helen Garner Olivier of Houma, La, and Delores Harris Brown (Bill) of Baconton, Georgia, Sister Opal Bradshaw of Waskom, Tx,She has three nieces surviving Linda Lundy, of Waskom, Debbie Bowden of Katy, Tx, & Donna Yancy of Houston. One nephew Leslie Bradshaw, Waskom Texas. She has surviving 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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


Hazel Ritter Strickland, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Strickland was born November 15, 1932 in Joaquin to Snap Ritter and Minnie Myrtle Scott Ritter. She loved baking bread and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Strickland was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Sons:
Kenny Strickland of Crosby
Larry Strickland and wife, Mary Beth, of Vidor

Sister: Ann Barber and husband, Wayne of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Ricky Strickland of Nederland
Michelle Smith of Humble
Kristi Strickland of Joaquin
Amber Odom and husband, Ben of Vidor
Wesley Strickland of Vidor
Theresa Boucher and husband, Malcolm, of Lumberton

Great-Grandchildren:
Alexis
Aimee
Jaden
Chauncey
Gabrielle
Adryanne
Sammie

Nieces:
Carolyn Bunte
Donna Berger
Alicia Barber

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: A.D. Strickland
Parents: Snap Ritter and Minnie Myrtle Scott Ritter
Daughter-in-law: Linda Strickland
Brother: Hansel Ritter

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


Rebecca McCord Schriewer, 68, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

She will be cremated and no services are planned.

Mrs. Schriewer was born December 22, 1946 in Center to Ferris McCord and Nell Webster McCord. She attended St. Marks United Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Woodrow Schriewer of Center

Daughters:
Chris Holladay and husband, Jeff, of Pasadena
Laurie M. Schriewer of Center

Grandchildren:
Sydney Schriewer
Dustin Schriewer
Bailee Holladay

Aunts:
Peggy Kennedy and husband, Keith, of Center
Faye Webster of Center

Uncle: Russell Webster and wife, Pearlie, of Pasadena

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Baum of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ferris McCord and Nell Webster McCord

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


01/03/2015

Katherine Ann Permenter, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Mrs. Permenter was born June 10, 1935 in Port Arthur to Bill Gennusa and Angie Gengo Gennusa.

She is survived by
Husband: Dallon Permenter of Center

Children:
Mark Permenter of Center
Debbie Sanford and husband, Tommy, of Beaumont
Duke Permenter and wife, Marie, of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Ryan Permenter
Robert Becks
Dallon Becks
Katy King
Allison Valcone
Josh Permenter

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Louise Harmon of Beaumont

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bill Gennusa and Angie Gengo Gennusa
Brother: Frank Gennusa
Sister: Pauline Gennusa
Uncle: Joe Gennusa
Aunt: Eunice Gennusa

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


Jimmy Nix was born November 6, 1948 in Garrison, Texas he passed away January 1, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas he was 66 years old.

Funeral service will be Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Surviving Family:

Wife: Sherry Spears Nix

Son: Rusty Nix and wife Morgan of Garrison, TX

Daughters:
Sabrina Richards & husband Josh of Pollok, TX
Tracy Conway & husband Ken of Longview, TX
Courtney Joyce & husband J.B. of Longview, TX

Grandchildren: Hunter, Brycen, Hudson, Drayen, Jaxon, Peyton, Don, Kameron, Kennedy, Makenna, Collyn

Brother: Scott Nix of Corinth, TX

Best fiend: Bobby Bartlett of Caladonia, TX

Pallbearers: Jason Nix, Toby Ramsey. Nathan Ramsey, Steve Ramsey, Greg Haley, Bryan King, Justin King, Josh Richards

Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Bartlett, J.D. King, Ken”Red” Ramsey and Glenn Ramsey

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


01/02/2015

Lamerle Davis, 94, of Center, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Davis was born January 24, 1920 in Shelbyville to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter and First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Bryan LaFitte and wife, Judy of Houston

Granddaughter: Phoebe Gilchrist and husband, Scott of Houston

Great-Grandsons:
Tyler Gilchrist of Houston
Jordan Gilchrist of Houston

Brothers:
Earl Campbell of Center
Crit Campbell of Huxley

Sisters:
Louise Greer of Huxley
Ann Scarber of Huxley
Kay Ballard of Mont Belvieu

Preceded in death by
Husband: Fred Davis
Sister: Nina Smith
Brothers: Marshall Campbell, Carl Campbell, James Campbell, Robert Campbell, Chester Campbell

Pallbearers will be Mike Scarber, Marty Scarber, Billie George Smith, Carl Davis Smith, Robert Smith and Landon Windham. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Gilchrist and Jordan Gilchrist.


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


01/01/2015

Ima Christine Eaves Honeycutt, 100, of Crockett, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 in Crockett.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bud McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Honeycutt was born September 27, 1914 in Shelby County to Walter D. Eaves and Decie Estes Eaves. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and went on to be a school teacher. Christine “Granny Honey” was such a caring and loving person to her husband, boys, and grandchildren. She cared for her parents and siblings and was a friend to all. Christine was a devout Christian, a charter member of Spann’s Chapel Baptist Church and a member of Order of Eastern Star. She was known for her fried chicken and coconut pie. Christine was a gardener and always had a beautiful yard. She will be missed.

She is survived by
Sons:
Otis D. Honeycutt and companion, Amber Honeycutt James, of Crockett
James Honeycutt and wife, Donna, of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Casey D. Honeycutt
Felecia G. May
Jason M. Honeycutt
Belinda J. Freeman
Guy Allen Honeycutt
Otis W. Honeycutt
Nora Lynne Scagliano

Great-Grandchildren:
Austin D. May
Tucker C. May
Samuel C. Honeycutt
Chelsea Honeycutt
Chani Honeycutt
Randy Freeman
Cari Freeman
Nathan Freeman
Garrett Honeycutt
Connor Honeycutt
Meagan Honeycutt
Austin Honeycutt
Kara Honeycutt
Clay W. Honeycutt
Peter Scagliano IV
Reagan Scagliano

Nieces and Nephews:
Willie Bunting
Maxie Eaves
Curtis Doyle
David Eaves
Jerry Lynn Buckner
Lola Wilson

Preceded in death by
Husband: Guy W. Honeycutt
Parents: Walter D. Eaves and Decie Estes Eaves
All of her siblings

Pallbearers will be Otis Honeycutt, Casey Honeycutt, Austin May, James Honeycutt, Jason Honeycutt, Guy Honeycutt and Otis Honeycutt.

Family wishes to extend special thanks to staff at Houston County Nursing Home for their excellent care.

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


Retired Texas Ranger Captain Newton W. Clark passed peacefully from this life on December 31, 2014, in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, at the age of 88.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

‘Dub’, as he was known to all who knew him, was born January 3, 1926 in Center, Texas. Dub Clark was raised in the Antioch and James communities of Shelby County during the Great Depression. At age 16, he enrolled in what is now Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where he had received a scholarship to play football. In 1944, when Sam Houston State University suspended their athletic programs, he joined the U.S. Navy and served honorably in Europe and the Far East until after war’s end.

Dub Clark answered his life’s calling when he began his career in law enforcement in 1950. He graduated from Texas Highway Patrol Class #16 that year and was assigned to work in Crockett, Texas. He remained there until he was transferred to his home town of Center, Texas, where he and his partner, Russell Vineyard, served the citizens of Shelby, San Augustine, and Sabine Counties for twelve years.

In 1962, he was promoted and assigned to Texas Rangers, ‘Co. A’ and stationed in San Augustine, Texas. In his capacity as Texas Ranger, he proudly served the citizens of San Augustine, Shelby, and Sabine Counties, and other localities as needed. He was promoted to Texas Ranger, Sergeant, and transferred to DPS Headquarters in 1974, where he served as Assistant Chief of Criminal Law Enforcement. He was later promoted to Captain, Texas Rangers, and assigned as the first Commander of the DPS Office of Internal Affairs.

Throughout his law enforcement career, Dub Clark was known for his integrity, forthrightness, and compassion. He took great pride in mentoring young men who followed his example in entering the field of law enforcement. He always strove to instill in them the realization that their profession was a high calling which carried a sacred trust never to be violated.

As a criminal investigator, he was unsurpassed. As a peace officer serving his State and his community, he always exhibited the highest degree of moral character, integrity, and friendliness to those whom he met.

Dub Clark was a member of the Church of Christ and served as an elder and song leader for many years. Over the years, Dub Clark taught many young men how to lead singing.

Dub Clark is predeceased by his parents, Wright Eugene ‘Jack’ and Gertrude Dean Clark, sister Lavern Fields, and wife of 31 years, Billie Marie Clark.

Dub Clark is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Clark, of Austin, Texas, sons Steve Clark and wife Helen, of Whitehouse, Texas, Bill Clark and wife Melinda, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Jimmy Clark and wife Sue, of Milam, Texas. He is also survived by stepchildren Paul ‘Gil’ Gowing and wife Karen, of Clermont, Florida, John ‘Tiger’ Gowing and wife Jennifer, of Sachse, Texas, and Meredith Gowing Kimbrough and husband Scott, of Round Rock, Texas. He cherished and was immensely proud of all fourteen of his grandchildren: Jason Clark of Alpharetta, Georgia, Amy Cohen, and husband Mark, of Keller, Texas, Daniel and Judith Clark of Whitehouse, Texas, Katy Newbold and husband, Craig, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, Connie Barron and husband Brandon, of Hawkins, Texas, Brady Clark and wife Abra, of Huntsville, Texas, Matt Clark of Kyle, Texas, Stacy Clark of San Augustine, Texas, Tanner, Tyler, and Trey Gowing of Sachse, Texas, and Cassidy and Cooper Kimbrough of Round Rock, Texas. He also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Young, Travis Brasil, David Noble, Tom Maddox, Maxie Eaves and Larry Williford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Clark, Matt Clark, Brady Clark and Daniel Clark.

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

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12/31/2014

A funeral service for Mrs. Jimmie F. Foster Bowlin, 73, of Carthage, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Scott Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bowlin passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2014, in Carthage.

Jimmie F. Foster Bowlin was born on Apr. 5, 1941, in Joaquin, to the late William Emmitt “W.E.” Foster and Essie Lee Lilly Foster. She graduated from Joaquin High School with the class of 1959. Mrs. Bowlin worked at the First State Bank in Carthage for over 37 years. She was a poet, artist, seamstress, loved music, and was the best cook in the world. She enjoyed doing things for others and especially sending cards to people during times of loss, sickness, and celebration. She was a long-time member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. She moved to Carthage from Timpson in 1971, and more recently joined the Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Bobbie Foster and a dear friend, Wanda Stewart Davidson.

Mrs. Bowlin is survived by three children:
Sherry Cockerham and husband Mike of Carthage
Todd Casterline and wife Mindy of Beckville,
Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit of Carthage

Four siblings:
William Ray Foster and wife Bell of Old Center
Guy Willard Foster of Timpson
Anita Singleton and husband Herb of Conroe
Joy Meaux and husband Jerry of Carthage

Nine grandchildren:
Meagan Baldobino and husband Chris
Dustin Cockerham and wife Shelly
Shane Cockerham and wife Alysha
Candace Miller and husband Derek
Morgan Casterline
Kayla Casterline
Jameson Ritter and wife Brin
Amber Mangrum and husband Michael
Brooke Morrow

17 great-grandchildren and one on the way
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mrs. Bowlin.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Judy Stallone and the staff of Marian Place, Bethany Home Health, and Heart’s Way Hospice for the loving care shown to their loved one.

Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Cockerham, Shane Cockerham, Jameson Ritter, Chris Baldobino, Mike Meaux, Kevin Foster, and Rodney Foster. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Charlie Foster and Ronald Dewayne Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Marian Place Education Fund, 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


12/29/2014

Harold Faulk, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Faulk was born October 21, 1937 in Center to Raymond K. “Pat” Faulk and Lucille Mayes Faulk. He was retired from USDA and was a member of First Baptist Church in Haslam.

He is survived by
Wife: Ruby Faulk of Joaquin

Daughters:
Paula Alford and husband, Dub, of Joaquin
Tammy Smith and husband, Phillip, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Chad Alford and wife, Lynnette, of Joaquin
Bryan Risinger of Joaquin
Jake Risinger of Joaquin
Kaylee Risinger of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Autumn Alford of Joaquin
Adeline Alford of Joaquin

Sister: Pattie Eaves and husband, David, of Huxley

Brother-in-law: Buddy Hodge and wife, Betty, of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law:
Linda Hutto and husband, Glen, of Shelbyville
Marilyn Welch and husband, Jimmy of Center

Nieces:
Debbie Clark of Houston
Diane Hart of Houston
Pat Cureton of Houston

Nephew: William Hart Jr. of Houston

Special Nephew: Lee McHugh of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond K. “Pat” Faulk and Lucille Mayes Faulk
Sisters: Raye Hart, Helen McHugh
Brother-in-law: William Hart, Toby McHugh

Pallbearers will be Bryan Risinger, Jake Risinger, Terry Faulk, Phillip Smith, Dub Alford, Billy Dickinson, BoBo Cummings and Chad Alford. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee McHugh, Jack Lout, Bo Risinger, Dale Fancher and David Eaves.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mr. Faulk to the FBC Haslam Meals on Wheels Program (PO Box 310, Joaquin, Texas 75954) to benefit the elderly and disabled of Joaquin.

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


Alice Joy Ellington Weaver passed away at her home in Center, Texas on December 29, 2014, at the age of 95, surrounded by her daughter, grandson and longtime employee.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Joy Weaver was born on May 6, 1919, in Patroon, Texas to loving parents, Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington. She was raised in San Augustine, Texas where her father was a respected physician in private practice. Dr. Ellington was also the doctor for the Santa Fe Railroad which gave Joy the opportunity for great travels during her youth with her parents across the country by rail.

She attended school in San Augustine and attended Texas Women's University in Denton and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin as a sophomore. At Texas she pledged Chi Omega sorority and was elected a “Bluebonnet Bell Beauty”. It was at UT that she met the person who quickly became her best friend and then the love of her life, Martin Weaver, from Center, Texas--a mere 20 miles from her hometown.

Joy married Martin on Wednesday, October 29, 1941, as Wednesday was her lucky day. Seven years later they were blessed by the birth of their only child, Joy Ann Weaver Havran, who was their pride and joy.

Joy Weaver was a pillar of the East Texas community enhancing the lives of those with whom she came in contact. She was the epitome of a charming and genteel Southern lady with a will of iron, impeccable manners, incredible wisdom and a gentle spirit. She was the “rock” of her family, handling every situation with amazing grace and utmost dignity and integrity. A woman of unwavering faith, even under extreme adversity, a woman who never complained and was always unselfish, putting others before her, Joy Weaver was a role model to all who knew her.

She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and was involved in every aspect of the Center schools while her daughter was a student, including being a room mother for almost every grade level and a chaperone on the weekends at the Center Youth Center. An active member of First Christian Church, she taught Vacation Bible School and made funnel cakes at their booth at the Poultry Festival until a few years before her death. Joy also enjoyed golf, horseback riding and fishing with her beloved husband.

Her family was truly her life. She was a devoted wife to Martin, helping him establish his business, Weaver Brothers Lumber Company, and even holding a light as a newlywed while he loaded lumber to ship to market. She was truly the wind beneath his wings and always supported his business. When Martin was drafted into World War II, she followed him to Fort Benning in Georgia and to Camp Roberts in Paso Robles, California, taking an apartment nearby to be with him. When he was sent to Japan, she lived in Dallas, Texas, with another “army wife” and worked at Neiman Marcus-Downtown. Here she was employed in the toy department and sold the featured Christmas catalogue item -- a life-size playhouse.

After the war, Joy and Martin returned to Center and Weaver Brothers and were instrumental in establishing the poultry industry and promoting tourism for Toledo Bend. Always the consummate hostess, Joy entertained scores of sportswriters and potential investors to introduce them to Shelby County.

Throughout her life, she never missed a function in which her daughter, Joy Ann, or the lights of her life, her grandsons Barrett and Blake, participated. From baton twirling contests across Texas and Fort Worth events for Joy Ann to plays and junior high and high school sports for her two grandsons, Barrett and Blake, to Barrett's University of Texas and Blake's Baylor University Track and Field Meets, respectively, throughout the Big 12 Conference, Joy was always there.

She was their biggest cheerleader, best friend, wise confidant and “go to person.” Leaving a great legacy of love, Alice Joy Ellington Weaver will be missed by her family and scores of friends who thank her for wonderful memories and unconditional love.

She is survived by her daughter, Joy Ann Weaver Havran, son-in-law Bob Havran, grandson Blake Weaver Havran, brother-in-law Malcolm Weaver, nieces and nephews Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean, Mary Weaver Crain and husband Tom, great nieces and nephews Allison Brickley and husband Brandon, Shannon and Trey Crain, Travis, Meagan, and John Mark Weaver, special great great niece, her namesake, baby “Joy” Brickley, longtime employee Dollie Richards Davis, family and friends. Her husband Martin, who passed away in June of 1982, her parents Verna and Dr. John Henry Ellington and her grandson Barrett Martin Havran, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bird Sr., George Bradford, Sammy Dance, Neilson Davis, Randy McLeroy, Murray Mathews, Mike Middleton, Luke Motley III, and Frank Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Andrews, Burton Brown, James Campbell, Rick Campbell, David Chadwick, Billy Jack Corbell, Gail Cuculic, Deck Jones, Ray Jones, Billy Bob McAdams, Don Walker and Mike Walker.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Barrett Havran Memorial Fund at Fort Worth Country Day School, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76109 or to the charity of your choice.

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


Sylvia M. Fuller, 77, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Haagon Lister officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Fuller was born February 25, 1937 in Hooks to Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies and great grandbabies, and was known as the peace keeper of the family.

She is survived by
Children:
Katherine Smith and husband, Charlie, of Center
Karen Ann Evans and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Benjamin Provost and loving companion, Doree Bradbury, of Georgia

Grandchildren:
Lamanda Glaesmann and husband, Kevin, of Magnolia
Charlie Smith Jr. and wife, Jessica, of Center
Benny Ray Smith of Center
Sarah Fenley and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Mackenzie Provost of Georgia
Michael A. Napier of Michigan

Great-Grandchildren:
Malanda and Breyden Glaesmann
Madison and Morgan Fenley
Brent, Bryce and Braylee Smith
Skyler and Kadence Smith

Aunt and Uncle: Sis and Virgil House

Cousins:
Virgil Lee and Linda House

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Benjamin E. Provost
Husband: Derwin L. Fuller
Daughter: Peggy Sue Provost
Grandson: Benjamin A. Rose
Parents: Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell

Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith Jr., Benny Ray Smith, Jeremy Fenley, Kevin Glaesmann, Keith Webb and Bobby Smith.

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


Larry Fred Matthews “Frog”, 68, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Kevin Cook officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1946 in Center, Texas to Clyde and Georgia Bell (Bivens) Matthews. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. A truly merciful, loving, forgiving and generous man, who believed the best about others and was willing to give them another chance.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde and Georgia Bell Matthews, Wife, Linda Matthews & Grandson, Gabriel Fountain.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:
Clint Matthews of Houston
Matt Matthews of Carthage

Daughter:
Joy Matthews of Houston

4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove

Sister-in-law:
Marcia Pruett of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Lloyd Kelley of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Marie Danza of Idaho

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


12/27/2014

Jean Hughes, 81, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Hughes was born September 17, 1933 in Henderson to Marion T. Sullivan and Clara Hunt Sullivan. Her hobbies included camping, traveling to new places, working puzzles, fishing and cooking. Ms. Hughes loved animals and especially enjoyed time spent with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Children:
Margaret Gordy of Gilmer
Franklin “Tom” Hughes of Nacogdoches
James Hughes of Center

Five Grandchildren

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Five Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Mary Ellen E. Long and husband, Troy of Henderson

Sister-in-law: Linda Hughes of Orange

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Special Friends:
Dorothy Sexton
Beneba Madkins

Preceded in death by
Husband: Thomas Earl Hughes
Parents: Marion T. Sullivan and Clara Hunt Sullivan
Eight Brothers and Sisters

Pallbearers will be Beau Jernigan, Brandon Fanescid, Kevin Dockens, Jimmy Luman, Jim Rader and Austin Luman. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Dockens and Doug Fanescid.

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


12/26/2014

Josephine Mitchell Bomar, 80, of Center, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. John Nill and Pastor Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Bomar was born October 1, 1934 in Ilford, England to Henry John Mitchell and Esther Jupp Mitchell. For many years, she worked at The Lily Farm in Center. Ms. Bomar’s hobbies included sewing and knitting. She enjoyed visiting nursing homes and spreading God’s Word. Ms. Bomar loved time spent with family.

She is survived by
Children:
Dena Nill and husband, John, of Springfield, Missouri
Dinett Yarbrough and husband, Kirk, of Center
Derral Bomar and wife, Rose, of Livingston
Dwayn Bomar and wife, Laticia, of Center

Grandchildren:
Jason Nill and wife, Lauren
Jennifer Nill Kozak and husband, Aaron
Brent Yarbrough and wife, Summer
Tiffany Yarbrough Hunnicutt and husband, Nathan
Corey Yarbrough and wife, Sarah
Landon Yarbrough
Brittany Bomar
Briana Bomar Thompson and husband, Colton
Bethany Bomar
Sarah Bomar
Joanna Bomar

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Robert Mitchell of Watford, England

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friend: Jack Carpenter of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Henry John Mitchell and Esther Jupp Mitchell
Brother: Eric Mitchell

Pallbearers will be Jason Nill, Brent Yarbrough, Corey Yarbrough, Landon Yarbrough, Nathan Hunnicutt and Aaron Kozak.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up in Ms. Bomar’s name at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.

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


Joe Loyd Powdrill, 71, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014, at his home in the Silas Community, Timpson, TX, with family around him. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating.

Joe Loyd Powdrill was born May 30, 1943, in the Stockman Community, Shelby County, Texas. Joe spent delightful years in spite of challenges and difficulties. After the passing of his parents, Joe was taken into the Schulz family. Mama Sue took special care of Joe. Thanks to LifeCare Hospice for loving care with Joe’s terrible bout with brain cancer. Words cannot express thanks to the Schulz family.

Joe was preceeded in death by parents Vernon and Era Powdrill, who lived in the Stockman Community, and sister Jennabeth Smyth of Lake Charles, LA.

Left to cherish his memory are sister Joy Bonner and husband Robert of Many, LA (Toledo Bend); niece Becky Day and husband Bill of Houston, TX; nephew Reggie Bonner and wife Barbara of Scotsboro, Alabama, and their adult children and grandchildren; the Schulz family; and many friends that helped to make Joe’s life delightful.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sue Schulz, Joe’s loving caregiver.

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


12/23/2014

Mr. Jimmie Noble, age 79, of Milam, Texas. Mr. Noble passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home in Milam, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church with interment to follow at Buckley Cemetery with Rev. Drayton Garner, officiating.

Visitation will be held the day of the service from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.
Final Viewing will be at the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church from 12:00 noon until the start of Service; there will not be a parting view after the eulogy.

Survivors

Wife:
Creola Noble of Milam, Texas

2 Sons
Jimmie Noble, Jr. of Milam, Texas
Jerry Noble of Dallas, Texas

3 Daughters
Edna Noble of Milam, Texas
Shirley Williams of Milam, Texas
Dorothy Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas

5 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grand children

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Eldora Koonce Holt, 93, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Holt was born December 11, 1921 in Center to James Phillip Koonce and Tempie Stephens Koonce. She was a member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Sandra Wilson and husband, Marcus of Center
Phyllis Adams and husband, Jerryl of Center
Phillip Holt and wife, Charlotte of Haslet
Jerry Holt and wife, Cathy of Winter Haven, Florida

Grandchildren:
Shannon Sherrod
Jennifer Cecil
Tara Nachman
Melinda Adams
Cindy Vera
Jerryl Adams Jr.
Jerry Robert Holt
Jessica Holt

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: J.T. Holt
Parents: James Phillip Koonce and Tempie Stephens Koonce
Grandson: Timothy Fane Adams
Sisters: Donna Warr, Christine Barbee
Son-in-law: Johnny Sherrod

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Rains, Rex Rains, Claude Lucas, Steve Stephens, Bo Barbee, David Wheeler, Matt Warr and David Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be R.E. Barbee, Harry White, Joe Barlow and James Harding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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


12/20/2014

Graveside services for Mr. Johnnie J. Goodwin (77), of Center, will be at Westview Cemetery on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Goodwin died at Green Acres Nursing Center on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by:

Wife, Helen Joyce Goodwin of Center, Texas

Son, Lester Paul Mann of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Evette (Michael) Netherly & LaTiqua Mann of Center, Texas
LaTorrance (Shae) Patton of Houston, Texas

Brother, Mac Arthur Goodwin of Marshall, Texas

Sisters:
Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas
Bredag Mae Cartwright of Dallas, Texas
Ella Rene (Glenn) Suell of Portland, Oregon
Ola Mae Gardner of Center, Texas

Visitation at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 12 noon to 6PM on December 22, 2014.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Tommy Jay Lilly, 83, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Monroe Mercer, Bro. David Long and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Lilly was born May 25, 1931 in Tenaha to Jake Lilly and Lottie Hooper Lilly. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin where he served as teacher of the Open Door Sunday School Class. Mr. Lilly had served as Minister of Music for over 20 years at Liberty Baptist Church and Rose Park Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He is survived by

Wife of 62 years: Tillie Hamilton Lilly of Joaquin

Daughter: Lisa Hedges and husband Doug of Shreveport, Louisiana

Son: Stephen Jay Lilly and wife Misty of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Austin Lee Hedges
Jared Thomas Hedges
Katelyn MaeAnna Hedges
Jacie Renea Lilly
Jake William Lilly
Jackson Cade Lilly

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jake Lilly and Lottie Hooper Lilly
Sister: Jimmie Lou Holsey

Pallbearers will be Austin Hedges, Jared Hedges, Jeb Barney, Jonathan Baker, Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton, Jake Lilly and Jackson Lilly. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Kay, Larry Miller, Eddie Pierce, Jimmy Boyd, Frenchie Kyle and James Levee.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jackson Cemetery Association or to the charity of your choice.

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


12/19/2014

Rev. Bobby Strange, 79, of Nacogdoches and born and raised in Timpson passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Center.

A wake is scheduled for Friday night, December 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home in Timpson. Services will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11am at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson with Rev. Carlius Johnson officiating.

Rev. Bobby Strange is survived by

2 sons: Fredric, and wife, Rhonda Strange of Nacogdoches; and Walter, and wife, Aretha Strange of Seattle, Washington.

1 stepson: Rodney Ingram, of Dallas.


Fred Brown, 64, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1950 in Panola County to the late John L. and Alice Brown. He attended Westside Elementary and Turner High School in Carthage, Texas.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Reverend Cedric Grace, Sr., Pastor. Interment at Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Daughter, Vickie Brown Yarbrough (Tony)

Grand Children: Latoyia Jeter (Kawan), Destiny and Ryleigh Yarbrough

Great-Grand Children: Javera Brown and Kawan Jeter, Jr.

Daughter, Zerita Robertson (Damien)

Grand Children: Rorey and Sarah Robertson

Daughters, Tiayana and Keiosha Brown

Daughter, Kendra Yarbrough

Grand Children: Isha, Kaden and Kylie

Son, Fredarian Yarbrough (DeShonda)

Grand Children: Avery, Austin, JaDarian, Jaleeca, and Nikki

Great-Grand Children: Kegan

Son, Fredoneus Yarbrough (Beverly)

Grand Children: Jay, Orkezz

Son, Fredrick Yarbrough (Scottie)

Grand Children: Isaac, Kevie, and Tyrell

Son, Tevin and Terrance Brown

Aunt, Markie Gates

Sisters: Johnnie Roberts, Effie Owens, Betty Smith (Will), Linda Lister

Brothers: Clarence Brown (Joyce), John R. Brown (Doris), Dale R. Brown (Peggie)

Very Special Sister-in-law, Lucy Gossett (Allen)

Sister-in-laws: Angie Alexander, Linda Randel (Earl), Connie Yarbrough

Ex-daughter-in-law, Jackie Yarbrough

Brother-in-laws: Emmett Yarbrough, Kenneth Yarbrough

God-son, Reverend Cedrick Grace

God-daughters: Sheraka Johnson and Kay Francis Rhodes.

A host of nieces, nephews, counsins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Brown; mother, Alice Brown; brothers, Joe E. Brown, Bobbie Woods and Bessie Bowers; brother-in law, Ozzie Owen; his first wife, Katie Brown, and second wife, Johnnie Brown.

Pallbearers: Roberta Bussey, Clyde Holt, Anthony Caraway, Charles Hodge, Billy Wayne Thomas, and Billy Joe Yarbrough

Honorary Pallbearers: Clarence Brown, Dale Brown, John Brown, Allen Gossett, Fredrick Yarbrough, Fredarian Yarbrough, Fredoneus Yarbrough, Tony Yarbrough

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


12/18/2014

Melva Darland “Mickie” Boyett Gibbs, 69, of the Deadwood Community of Panola County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Royce Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Reeves-McMillan Cemetery in Panola County.

Ms. Gibbs was born October 17, 1945 in Carthage to Lonnie Boyett and Edith Williams Boyett. She attended Logan Full Gospel Church in Panola County.

She is survived by
Children:
Edith “Edie” Taylor of Deadwood
Bobby Windham of Diana
Terry Windham and wife, Teresa of Harleton
Andy Gibbs Jr. and wife, Tina of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Crissy Downing and husband, Rodney of Deadwood
Charlie Sharp and wife, Ashley of Stonewall, Louisiana
Kaitlyn Windham and fiancé, Terry Smith of Diana
Kristin Windham of Diana
Brooke Windham of Diana
Bailey Windham of Diana
Bryan Griffith of Oil City
Sha Windham of Jefferson
Shelbie Windham of Harleton
Sammie Jo Windham of Harleton
Shelby Gibbs of Tenaha
Jesse Smith of Joaquin
Christopher Smith of Joaquin
Summer Smith of Springhill, Louisiana
Trent Nickerson and wife, Jamie of Deadwood
Joe Palmer of Stonewall, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Madison Downing
Kirsten Downing
Peyton Downing
Tray Sharp
Tyler Sharp
Hunter Sharp
Claire Smith
Sophia Jackson
Masson Nickerson
Matthew Nickerson

Sisters:
Judy Dailey and husband, Tommy of DeBerry
Helen Graves and husband, J.C. of Bossier City, Louisiana
Maxine Barnhill of Irving

Brother: Lonnie Lee Boyett of Carthage

Lifelong Best Friends:
Andy Gibbs Sr. of Tenaha
Edward Laird of Deadwood

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bob Windham
Parents: Lonnie Boyett and Edith Williams Boyett
Brother: Thomas Boyett
Sister-in-law: Vernie Boyett
Brother-in-law: Jerry Barnhill, Roy Evans

Pallbearers will be Joe Palmer, Michele Harrison, Arthur Roberts, Charles Parker, Troy Mathis and Patrick Gage. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Owens, Bailey Windham and Rodney Taylor.

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


12/16/2014

Mrs. Elmarine Lyvon Anders Hoyt, age 96, of Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Hoyt passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at her daughter’s residence in Dallas, Texas. She was a native of the Greer town Community in San Augustine, Texas.


Funeral Service Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 p.m. St. Mathews Baptist Church
Interment: Greer Town Cemetery
Rev. David Mosby, Officiating Minister

Visitation the day of the service from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Garner and Son Chapel 11:30 a.m. until service time at St. Mathews Baptist Church

Survivors
2 Daughters Cherie Jones (Tony) of Dallas, Texas
Calla M. Hoyt of Dallas, Texas

6 grandchildren
8 Great-Grandchildren

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Marjorie Neal Hooks, known as “Margie”, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014, at the age of 94.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Margie was born to Norman and Cassie Oliver Neal on January 10, 1920, in Patroon, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Jean Owens, and her husband, Bernard Hooks.

Margie focused her early adult years on rearing her two daughters; June Lynn Askew Steiner and Montie Askew Jones. Her world revolved around her daughters; they were the joy of her life. Later, when her children were grown, she began her dream career in the jewelry and fashion world. Her first job in the 50’s was working for Travis Price, a well-known Center jeweler, as his store manager and purchasing agent. Mr. Price depended heavily on Margie’s gift to recognize fine jewelry and her ability to make the appropriate purchases for Price Jewelry Store on the East side of the Center Square. In the early 1960’s, Margie and her husband, Bernard Hooks, purchased the business from Mr. Price and renamed the store Bernard’s Jewelry. The business thrived under Margie’s experience, good taste in fine jewelry, gifts, and exemplary customer service and Bernard’s expertise in watch and jewelry repairs.

In the 1970’s, June and Montie opened an apparel shop in Center, and they persuaded their Mother to join them in the business. She dearly loved working in the fashion industry, as she had always been a fashion maven, and was always dressed in great style. Margie became store manager when the second location of Just For Her was opened in Nacogdoches, Texas. She drove from her home in Center to Nacogdoches, daily. Margie enjoyed seeing her friends and loved meeting new ones as they dropped in to shop. She has now joined her dear friend, Helen Bell, in heaven, who faithfully worked by her side for many years.

Margie always wanted everyone to know how blessed she was to have two wonderful sons-in-law, Al Steiner and Deck Jones. She went out of her way to cater to her handsome sons-in-law, as she frequently referred to them. She was very proud of their business success and of their devotion to their families. She also loved being a grandmother. Although she always felt she was too young to be called Granny, she loved being their “Margie Honey”, as she was lovingly called by them. “Margie Honey” showered her granddaughters, Monette Wagnon Stockton, GiGi Jordan Steiner, Alison Neal McIntosh, and Ashley Elizabeth Steiner with love, books, gifts and her treasured possessions. When Charlie Jones came into her life as her only grandson, they instantly bonded and enjoyed many special times and warm conversations.

“Granny-Great” as she was known by her great-grandchildren; Sarah Klein, Robert McIntosh, Elton McIntosh, and Cassie Anna McIntosh, were a late in life pleasure to her. She was always interested in their accomplishments and interests, as they grew through the years. She was quick to brag on them to others and always waited eagerly for their visits to embrace them with open arms and special treats.

Nieces, Barbara Palmer and Sandra Tye of Mineral Wells, Texas, are also left behind with many fond memories of family holidays and gatherings spend with their Aunt Margie.

Without a doubt, anyone who knew Margie was aware of her special love for animals. Margie’s dearest companions were her loving puppy, Brandi, and her sweet kitty, Baby. She was never at peace leaving her animals for any length of time. She always rushed back to take care of their needs. If her Dallas family convinced her to come for a visit, they could be sure the pets would be visiting, too.

Margie was blessed to have two wonderful, caring and skilled caregivers in her later years, Mary Netherly and Ashley McCollister. Mary and Ashley followed Margie to Holiday Nursing Home where they continued their support and devotion to her needs until the end.

She will be dearly missed by her family, her kind friends in Center, and her church, Hillcrest Baptist.

Pallbearers will be Robert McIntosh, Scott Meyer, Elton McIntosh, Brian Chestnut and Charlie Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be David Chadwick, Charles Rushing, Bill Holt, Sammy Dance, Mr. Jim Forbes and Jimmy Forbes.

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


Hoyt Kimbro “Pop-a-top”, 79, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Hoyt was born May 4, 1935 in Waterman to Sebern Kimbro and Avis Renfro Kimbro. He served in the United States Army. Hoyt enjoyed fox hunting and dancing. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He loved to entertain others and see a smile when he was done. Hoyt was also known as “Pop-a-top” and made many friends up and down the road over the C.B. Radio. He was always willing to help anyone he could help. Hoyt was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Wanda Perkins and husband, Les of Shelbyville
Jennifer Davis and husband, Brad of Carthage

Brother: Kenneth Kimbro of Dayton

Grandchildren:
Coleman Smith
Savannah Smith
Ashley Gay
Brody Davis
Micah Perkins
Luke Perkins

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sebern Kimbro and Avis Renfro Kimbro
Brothers: Alton Kimbro, Allen Kimbro
Sisters: Shirley Kimbro, Wilma Kimbro

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


12/15/2014

Earnie Mae Goodwin, 65, a former resident of Center, TX, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born to Mazana Sanders Goodwin and L.Z. “Red” Goodwin on June 16, 1949.

Earnie received her high school diploma from C.H. Daniels School in 1967. She later went on to receive a degree in business and a degree in theology. Earnie became a licensed missionary and continued to spread God’s Word throughout her life.

Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Church, Center, Texas. A wake will be held all day Friday, December 19, 2014 at Community Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held from 9am until 11am Saturday, December 20, 2014 prior to the memorial service at Pleasant Grove Church, Center. Following visitation Saturday Ms. Goodwin will be cremated.

Missionary Goodwin leaves to cherish her memory:

Daughter; Gretta L. Goodwin of Washington, D.C.

Son, Christopher Goodwin (Sharon) of Humble,TX

Two grandchildren: Joseph Goodwin and Jaidyn Goodwin of Humble,TX.

Brother, Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, TX

Sisters as follows:
Alma Grace of Timpson, TX
Clara Johnson (Elray) of Houston, TX
Rose Stephenson of Nacogdoches, TX
Katherine Reed of Center, TX
Horacey Hawkins of Morton, TX

A host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by both parents, four sisters: Elmira Williams, Ora Giddings, Bennie Tatum, and Blanchey Goodwin and two brothers: Willie Glen Goodwin and Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Center, TX.


Graveside service for Marguerite Shahan Griffin will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Cool Springs Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Butler officiating. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM.

Marguerite was born February 19, 1922 to Henry and Beatrice Williams Shahan in Logansport and passed away December 15, 2014 in Carthage, TX.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Claude E. Griffin, Sr. and Marvin Burns; son George Raymond Hogg; parents, and brothers Benton Shahan, Cleveland Shahan, Buster Shahan, Don Shahan, Harold Shahan, and Wendell Shahan.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons Robert Hogg and wife Lisa, Donald Hogg and wife Lavenda, Steve Hogg, Cleve Hogg and wife Patti, Claude Griffin, Jr, and Danny Griffin and wife Kim; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home.


Marilyn Odell Lawson, 94, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Center.

Graveside service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Lawson was born May 10, 1920 in Polk County, Arkansas to John D. Miller and Ona Heath Miller.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Susan Hagler Huddleston
Martha Greer Lawson

Grandchildren:
David Keith Hagler
Robbin E. Cooper

Great-Granddaughter: Abigail Meyers

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Syble Cylesta Newton, age 87, will be held Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, in San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Newton was born July 12, 1927, in Ozark, Alabama to the late Harvey I. and Georgia Melissa (Weeks) Andrews. She passed away December 11, 2014, in San Augustine.

Mrs. Newton was a very active member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Aux and spent many years volunteering at a local nursing home.

Mrs. Newton is survived by her husband of 68 years, Alvin V. Newton of San Augustine; sons, Alvin K. and wife Ruth Newton of Beaumont, and Gregory C. & wife Angela of Martinsville; daughters, Betty Chambers and husband Lane of San Augustine, and Brenda McCurry of Hot Springs, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rachael Mitchell and husband Howard of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Loy Kohatha Andrews; and sister. Voncile Newton.

Funeral services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


12/13/2014

Charles Monroe “Chuck” Armstrong, age 67 passed away at Willis Knighton Medical Center North in Shreveport, LA on December 12, 2014. He was born on July 3, 1947 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to parents Charles Monroe Armstrong, Sr and Helen Louise Rutherford Armstrong.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30 am Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Rev. Paul Sevar officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Kirk, Dewayne Prestwood, Raymond Wiggins, Marty Morris, Randy McClain, Ruben Carmona, and Vernis Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Brenda Harrison; son, Charles Michael Armstrong. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Alice Armstrong; daughters Shannon Menefee and husband Mitch, Christy Boothe and husband Jason; grandchildren, Clarissa Menefee, Hannah Menefee, Josiah Menefee, Jackson Boothe, Sarah Jane Boothe, Audrey Boothe; brothers, Lloyd Armstrong and wife Pat, Alan Armstrong and wife Janie, Kevin Armstrong and wife Janet, Keith Armstrong; sister, Joyce Bailey and husband Bob; numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles was known to his friends and family as “Chuck”, a name that stuck with him after his military days. Chuck had that entrepreneurial spirit that always kept him busy. It is that same spirit that propelled him to start his own three businesses and hold six distinctly different patents. His recognized expertise in utility industry technologies led Chuck to not only travel extensively across the United States but around the world.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War and a member of the Dallas Chapter of Greet the Troops. He was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and a member of the Renewal Sunday School Class. Chuck never met a stranger and people enjoyed spending time with him. He was always eager to share his faith and to mentor others. He loved his wife, his daughters and grandchildren and lead a devoted life to honor God. He was an admirable man and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Contributions may be offered to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund Activity Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Online condolences may be offered to www.casonmonk-metcalf.com


12/12/2014

Mr. Robert Joe Marshall, 49, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX, following an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 18, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:00 PM until service time at 4:00 PM on Thursday.

Born September 13, 1965, in La Plata, Maryland, Robert Joe Marshall was the son of the late Jackson George Marshall and Glenda Jean Lobaugh Polk. Robert was a truck driver, carpenter, and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed reading, deer hunting, and most of all, spending time with his grandkids. He loved to be needed and took much pleasure in helping others. This was evident even after his death because of his wishes to be an organ and tissue donor.

Survivors include his wife Robin Beavers Marshall of Timpson; mother Glenda “Granny” Polk of Timpson; son James Travis Marshall of Timpson; daughters, Jessica Lynn Marshall of Center and Eileen Marie Marshall and husband Kevin of Carthage; stepchildren: Amanda Muska and husband Zach of Barbers Hill, TX, Travis Goodrum of Timpson, Danielle Brown and fiance’ Reginald Davis III of Lubbock, and Shelby Brown of Martinsville; and 5 grandchildren: Jayden, Brooklynn, Brielle, Jazzmine, and Rylan.

Also surviving are brothers, George Marshall, Jerry Marshall, and George James “Jimmy” Curtin, Jr. and sisters, Phyllis Defibaugh, Sue Peck, Rebecca Queen, Margaret Jean Hardman, Thrisa “Sue” Wolfe, and Vi Ellen Arlene Bowers and husband Frank.

Robert Joe Marshall was preceded in death by stepfather Jesse “Pops” Polk, father Jackson G. Marshall, and brothers Jackson George “Jack” Marshall and Harry “Buck” Benson.

Serving as pallbearers are Harris Weaver, Melvin Waller, John Nelson, Gene Muckleroy, and Jeremy Bowley. Honorary pallbearers are Frank E. Baker and Larry Joe Eaves.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made at Austin Bank, Timpson, to assist with funeral expenses.

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


12/10/2014

Joe Bruton, 58, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in San Augustine.

Mr. Bruton will be cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Mr. Bruton was born September 17, 1956 in Houston to Melva Jean Hickson Whitley.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Jessica Diane Bruton of Timpson
Jamie Leigh Hulsey and husband, Frank of Timpson

Mother: Melva Jean Whitley of Timpson

Aunts:
Gail Arnold of Timpson
Hedy Shafranski and husband, Richard of Katy

Sisters:
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny of Tenaha
Pamela Lowery and husband, Joe Don of Crockett
Darlene Cave and husband, John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister-in-law: Kay Hall of Houston

Grandchildren:
Madison Lynn Parry of Timpson
Violet Leona Hulsey of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: James Allen Whitley
Brother: Michael Ray Hall

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


Matthew Trevino, 27, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

Matthew was born January 21, 1987 in Wharton to Danny Trevino and Carrie Moore. He was a member of McClelland Community Church.

He is survived by
Grandmothers:
Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center
Eva Trevino of Palacios

Father: Danny Trevino of Palacios

Mother: Carrie Lynn Moore of Center

Sister: Savana Trevino of Paris

Cousins:
Timothy Yance Flores of Center
Gabriel and Misty Moore of Center

Special Nieces & Nephews:
Haeli Gregory
Lane Gregory
Samantha Zoe Gregory

Girlfriend: Ceceal Dean

Special Friends:
Jeffery, Yvette, Nicholas and Nichole Sims

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Grandfather: Gilbert Trevino
Aunts: Evelyn Frazier, Samantha Moore
Uncle: Gilbert “BB” Trevino, Jr.

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


12/08/2014

Dr. Steve Oates passed away at his home on December 8, 2014. He was born in Center, Texas on January 23, 1933, to Dr. L.S. Oates and Lucille Weaver Oates. Steve graduated from Center High School in 1950, attended the University of Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. It was there that he met the love of his life, Frances Shepherd, who became his wife and the mother of his sons, and a partner in every aspect of his life and work. Their impact on the lives and activities of the people in Center and Shelby County is legend. Dr. Steve’s greatest sorrow was the death of Frances in May of 2010.

Both Dr. Steve and Frances, a registered nurse, joined his dad’s medical practice, Shelby Clinic, in 1958, and Dr. Steve continued to treat his patients until the day of his death. He will be sorely missed by all of those who depended upon him to see to their health needs for so many years as well as by the many friends who relied on him to make their lives brighter and make them laugh at the “punny” jokes that he loved.

Dr. Steve was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church and continued to worship there until the time of his death. He is survived by two sons, Laried Oates, of Center, Shepherd Oates and wife Denise, grandson Stephen D. Oates and wife Leslie, and great granddaughter, Ryiot Kloe Oates, the joy of his life, all of Mesquite, Texas and Sister, Portia Gaines of Center.

It is so hard, indeed, impossible, to say goodbye to a man who has meant so much to so many, but we are deeply grateful to have had him in our lives for so many years as our trusted physician and beloved friend, and our memories of Dr.Steve will continue to live in our minds and hearts. He was a man of honor: kind, modest, smart, funny, one who devoted his life and time to improving the lives of others. Oh, yes, his was a life well spent.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Library, the First Christian Church in Center, or any charity of choice.

Graveside Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Center with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. No visitation is planned.

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


12/07/2014

Edith Smith, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service starting at noon at the Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born October 14, 1932 in Seabrook, Texas to Ralph Adolph and Murl Beatrice (Pate) Hammer.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ralph & Bea Hammer, Husband & Father of her children, Eddie Dalton Smith, Sr., Children, Billie Ruth Smith, Ralph Dwayne Smith, Richard Lee Smith & Infant Son, Dwight Smith, Daughter-in-law, Patricia Rae Smith & Brothers, Ralph Adolph Hammer, Jr. & Lawrence Nicholas Hammer.

She is survived by:

Children:
Dalton Smith & wife, Diann of Center
J.K. Smith of Hugo, OK
Linda Murl Parr of Center
Brenda York & husband, Robert of Center
Marie Perry & husband, Harry of Joaquin
Donnie Rowan & husband, Charlie of Ingram
Denice Dement & husband, Ray of Crosby
Rocky Smith of Lovelady
Penny Smith of Center

Daughter-in-law: Christine Smith of Santa Fe

34 Grandchildren

50 Great-Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Ruth Tully of Canyon Lake
Gay Smith

Pallbearers: Derek Dement, Joey Rowan, Jonathan Rowan, Gregory Perry, Kelly Brooks & Corey York

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


12/06/2014

James E. “Bud” Parker (Honey), 64, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 in San Augustine.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 5, 1950 in Center to E.E. and Lela (McDaniel) Parker. He graduated from Joaquin High School. He served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years. He worked as a mechanic at Holly Farms.

He is survived by:

Wife: Sheila Parker of Joaquin

Daughter: Meschelle Parker Raybon & husband, Eric of Joaquin

Son: Clint Parker & wife, Amanda of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Micah, Jax & Cam Sanford of El Dorado, Ark
Shelby Diven of Joaquin
Jesse & Emma Parker of Joaquin
Vincent Raybon of Joaquin

Mother-in-law: Katherine McGee of Joaquin

Sisters:
Lerea Foster & husband, Melvin of Canton
Mae McGown & husband, Jimmy of Center
Katherine Jernigan of Center
Debra Waller of Joaquin

Brother: David Paul Parker & wife, Micha of Colorado

Sister-in-law: Laquannah Parker of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law:
Buddy McGee & wife, Rosemary of Joaquin
Kevin McGee & wife, Susie of Martinsville
Olan Ray Cockrell of Martinsville

Honorary Daughter: Angel Smith & husband, Roy of Overton

Honorary Son: Chris Cockrell & wife, Nikki of Martinsville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews & Friends that he loved dearly.

Pallbearers: Stephen McGee, David Ray, Chris Cockrell, Terry Parker, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, Jason Fletcher, Torin McSwain & Cobin McSwain

Honorary Pallbearer: Ronnie Hampton

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


12/05/2014

Russell Stone, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Wimberly Chapel in Shelby County. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Wimberly Chapel in Shelby County with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery.

Russell was born July 15, 1942 in Wheeler, Texas to Christine and Lewis Stone. Russell had a large family including father, mother, 5 brothers and 2 sisters, all except a brother of which have preceded him in death.

While spending time in Japan, Russell met the love of his life Kim and they later married. Kim preceded him in death in 2009.

Russell was a retired navy man as well as a retired worker from the nuclear plant in Bay City, Texas.

He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews and his joy, best friend and dog, Cowboy.

He will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pike, Jason Pike, Gary Braley, Aaron Broaddus, Dakota Bridge, Charlie Patton, Mike Huebel and Danny Hodson.

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


12/03/2014

Irene Wilson, 98, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.

She was born October 29, 1916 in Shelby County to Luther and Maggie (Smith) Parker. She was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Luther & Maggie Parker, Husband of 68 years, E.W. Wilson, Sisters, Annie Mae Kelly & Florence Polk & Brothers, Zelburn Parker & Dewie Parker.

She is survived by:

Son, Kenneth Wilson & wife, Helen of Center

Daughter, Pat Fry & husband, Lee of Kerrville

Grandchildren:
Allen Wilson & wife, Chris of Abilene
Jennifer Wilson of College Station
Dennis Austin & wife, Rhonda of Stuttgart, Germany

Great-Grandchildren:
Elyse Austin
Emma & Madlyn Wilson

Sister-in-law, Doris Wilson of Center

Several Nieces, Nephews & Other Relatives

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


12/01/2014

Larry Lorenzo Johnson was born to the late Carl and Geraldine Johnson in Shelby County on May 3, 1957 and passed away peacefully at his residence on November 20, 2014 after a brief illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Derrick Rhodes.

Mr. Johnson loved life. He was an avid golfer and delighted in family gatherings. He loved spending time with his youngest son, Tyreese, and teaching him how to fish, hunt and play football. He was also very proud of his son D.J. (Lorenzo) and daughter, Kimberly. He especially loved his brothers, sisters, other family members and his friends who will all miss him dearly.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Tucker and husband, Torry Sr., of Tyler; sons, Lorenzo Johnson of Tyler and Tyreese Johnson of Garrison; two grandchildren, Jourdin Johnson and Torry Tucker Jr., both of Tyler; his brother Mario Johnson (Haruka), sisters Hattie Love, Etoise Mclendon (LaVance), Jeanette Johnson, Faye Johnson (Larry), his very special friend Lutricia Patton-Garrett, and a host of other relatives and friends who were so special to him.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Carl and Geraldine Johnson, sister, Carylon Hudson, and brother, Charles Ray Johnson.

The family would like to thank the health care workers and staff members at East Texas Hospice for their professional, tender care.

The family also wishes to express their sincere thanks for the expressions of love from family and friends.

Memorial floral contributions can be sent to Wallace Chapel Baptist Church on Friday, December 5, 2014.

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11/30/2014

Jo Ann Burrows, 77, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014, in a Tyler hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine and Mr. Ronny Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be at Taylor Funeral Home from 12 Noon, Saturday until service time at 1:00 PM.

Born January 18, 1937, in Galveston, TX, Jo Ann Bump Burrows was the daughter of the late William Earl and Molly Rohacek Bump. She graduated from Dominican High School in Galveston, and she and Donald T. Burrows were married May 30, 1958, in Texas City, TX.
Jo Ann was a banker and retired as Vice President of Austin Bank, Timpson. She served for many years as treasurer of Timpson Chamber of Commerce and was a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband Donald T. Burrows, Sr. of Timpson; son Donald T. Burrows, Jr. and wife Kimberly of League City, TX; daughters, Cynthia Cappa and husband Michael of Santa Fe, TX, and Terri Martin and husband John of Timpson; 10 grandchildren: Amber Janak Black, Dustin Janak, Ryan Janak, Hannah Janak, Nathan Janak, Heather Gray, Brittany Dupree, Kaela Hudman, Donald T. “Trace” Burrows, III, and Payton Rae Burrows; and 12 great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Cappa, John Martin, Dustin Janak, Ryan Janak, Donald Burrows, III, and Nathan Janak. Honorary pallbearers are Marilyn Corder, Jerry and Patty Wood, Titus and Barbara Brandon, and Kenneth Prince.

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


Joyce Bridges, 89, a four year resident of Lufkin and former resident of Center, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Lufkin. She was born July 21, 1925 to George James Jenkins and Annie Laura Jenkins. Mrs. Bridges’ hobbies included doll collecting and painting. She was a longtime employee of The Century Shoppe, a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Lufkin and formerly attended First Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 1, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Center with Rev. Don Schultheis officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at First Church of the Nazarine in Lufkin.

She is survived by
Daughter: Dovianne and husband, J. David Boyd of Lufkin

Grandson: Bryan Keith McElrath and wife, Beverly of Huntington

Granddaughter: Kimberly and husband, Mike of Lufkin

Numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Niece: Daryl and husband, Jimmy Proffitt of Lufkin

Nephew: George Adams and wife, Bobbye of Austin

Preceded in death by:
Parents: George James Jenkins and Annie Laura Jenkins
Husbands: M.A. Wagstaff , Clay Bristow, James Bridges
Granddaughters: Jamie McElrath Bauer, Kari Boyd Standley

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


Fannie Choate, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 21, 1928 in Center to Tom and Henrietta (Black) Golden.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tom and Henrietta Golden, Husband, Bob Choate & 5 Brothers & 2 Sisters:

She is survived by:

Children:
Polley Shaw & husband, Billy of Ft. Smith, Ark
Bobby Choate & wife, Kay of Bossier City, LA
Kathy Lee & husband, Gene of Coolidge, AZ

9 Grandchildren

Numerous Great-Grandchildren & Great Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Ida Mae of Boston

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


11/28/2014

Pete Minter, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at First Baptist Church.

Mr. Minter was born September 17, 1925 in Carthage to Gus Alvin Minter and Rhoda Estelle Whitaker Minter. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1942. Mr. Minter held a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from East Texas Baptist College and a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. He was a building contractor and manager of Anderson Building Service in Center for many years. Mr. Minter was also a former high school principal at both Beckville ISD and Tenaha ISD. Mr. Minter served on both the Center ISD and Tenaha ISD School Boards for many years and was a past member of the Center Noon Lions Club. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where he sang in the choir, was a deacon and a former music leader for the Men’s Bible Class.

He is survived by
Wife: Bettye Moore Minter of Center

Children:
Dr. David Minter of Fort Worth
Alan Minter and wife, Jinny of Richmond
Marilyn Minter Ballard and husband, Larry of Center
Claire Minter Page and husband, Jerry of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Mike Minter and wife, Maggie
Hunter Page
Kim Ballard Shofner and husband, Paul
Tracy Ballard Gould
Amy Ballard Roach and husband, Kyle

Great-Grandchildren:
Maddox Minter
Maizy Minter
Connor Shofner
Reagan Shofner
Katelin Gould
Bailey Kurtz
Lainey Kurtz

Preceded in death by
Parents: Gus Alvin Minter and Rhoda Estelle Whitaker Minter

Pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Hanson, Gene Walker and McNeil Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Media Ministry, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Joe A. Steed passed away November 24, 2014 at the age of 78. Joe loved the outdoor life of Hunting, camping, fishing, and boating. He is survived by his wife, Betty Steed, Son, Robert Steed, Grandchildren, Jennifer, Joe, and Justin Steed. He is preceded in death by son, Joe A. Steed, Jr.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8 pm on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Sterling White Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Sterling White.

Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, TX 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.


11/26/2014

Artis Hoosier, age 90, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Hoosier passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00 noon at China Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be at Red Land Cemetery with Rev. Artis Mosby, Officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors are:

Wife
Christine Hoosier of San Augustine, Texas

2 Sons
Carl Hoosier (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas
Billy Rex Hoosier (Jacqueline) of Brookshire, Texas

4 grandchildren
4 Great Grand Children

2 Brothers
Charlie Hoosier (Tera) of San Augustine, Texas
Arthur Hoosier (Renee) of Humble, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


11/25/2014

Funeral services for Ms. Frances Hart, 63, will be at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas (117 Cora Street), on November 29, 2014 at 11:00am. Ms. Hart passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Ms. Hart was a long time nurse for Center ISD. Bishop W. C. Martin will be officiating.

Mrs. Hart is survived by:

Daughter, Jacque Cartwright of Houston, Texas

3 Sons:
Walter (Syretta) Barnes of Center, Texas
Kerry Barnes of San Augustine, Texas
Luther Hart III of San Augustine, Texas

Sister, Pearl (Jessie) of Sandifer Mississippi

Visitation at Hicks Chapel located at 804 MLK, Center, Texas 75935. Burial at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


11/24/2014

Ann Crocker, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at noon on Tuesday.

She was born October 14, 1952 in Shelby County to L.B. and Betty (English) Smotherman. She worked for Covington’s Lumber Company for several years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, L.B. & Betty Smotherman, Husband, Bob Crocker, Sister-in-law, Sue Walker & Brother-in-law, Charles Paxton.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Clint Crocker of Huxley
Craig Crocker of Center

Grandson, Caden Crocker

Sister & Brother-in-law, Sue & Glen Bolton of Huxley

Brother& Sister-in-law, Randy & Mindy Smotherman of Huxley

Sister-in-law, Mary Paxton of Center

Brother-in-law, Hershal Walker of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Health Bolton & wife, Teri of Huxley
Brandi Lairmore & husband, Brandon of Mt. Pleasant
Shana Jones & husband, Mark of White Oak
Kim Marshall of Longview
Patrick Paxton of Center
Kevin Walker & wife, Angie of Garrison

Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Patrick Paxton, Kevin Walker, Johny Covington, Jason Covington, Hugh Halstead, Rodney Bowlin & Rodney Mathews

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


Tammie Sue Lawrence, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Mrs. Lawrence was born October 1, 1965 in Center to Clifton Boniol and Mary Wilburn Boniol. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Danny Lawrence of Center

Daughters:
Chelsea Lawrence of Center
Brittany Lawrence of Center
Heather Lawrence of Center

Mother: Mary Boniol of Center

Brothers:
Jeff Boniol and wife, Jeanne of Red Oak
Rodney Boniol and wife, Kim of Center
Kevin Boniol and Haven Holland of Center
Clifton James Boniol of Center

Sister: Kristle Walker of Center

Uncle: James Williams of Gilmer

Nieces & Nephews:
Kathryn Boniol
Wyatt Boniol
Zachary Boniol
Sarah Boniol
David Boniol
Jazen Boniol

Special Friend: Delia Radler of Alvin

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Clifton Boniol
Grandparents
Uncle: David Wilburn

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


Charles B. Harris, 87, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at ETMC in Carthage.

Military Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 16, 1927 in Rock Bridge, NC to William Vess and Ella Lee (Phillips) Harris. He was a lifelong logger.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vess and Ella Harris, Wife, Rozelle Harris, Infant son, Dennis Ray Harris and Brother, Bill Harris.

He is survived by:

Son, Charles D. Harris & wife, LouAnn of Center

Daughters:
Cynthia K. Lobe & husband, Jeff of WA State
Cathy L. Harris Pruitt of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Adam Harris & wife, Kelly of Springhill, LA
Brandi Sawyer & husband, Chris of South Carolina
Katie Keller of Nashville, TN
Daniel Harris & Jarah of Center
Tommy Harris & wife, Cherie of Eunice, NM
David Lobe of Olympia, WA
Kevin Lobe of Olympia, WA
Dennis Harris of Olympia, WA

Great-Grandchildren:
Lauren, Tatum & Aspen Harris
Dillon Doggett, Maci Doggett & Kylie Sawyer
Rose Harris

Brother & Sisters:
Elgava Jones of South Carolina
Bruce Harris of North Carolina
Marquata Owen of North Carolina

Pallbearers: Chris Sawyer, Daniel Harris, Adam Harris, Tommy Harris, Dillon Doggett & Charles D. “Chuck” Harris

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


11/22/2014

Robert D. Quigley, Sr., 63, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Sunday November 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

Mr. Quigley was born December 11, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland to Frank and Beverly Weaver Quigley. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Quigley’s hobbies included bowling, playing bingo and fishing.

He is survived by
Sons:
Robert Quigley, Jr. and wife, Jessica of Center
Dale Quigley of Georgia

Grandsons:
Trey Quigley
Clay Snider

Brothers:
Larry Quigley and wife, Debbie of Georgia
George Quigley of Florida

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank and Beverly Quigley
Sister: Cathy Quigley

Pallbearers will be Robert Quigley, Jr., Bradley Livingston, Bryan Slocum, Steven Turner, Bubba McGhen and Buck Green.

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


Jim Ann Taylor, 95, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Taylor was born June 25, 1919 in Milam to James Samuel Taylor and Anna Rebecca Speights Taylor. She was retired from Center ISD. She was hired as the first band director at Center ISD and continued to teach for 39 years. Ms. Taylor was a member of Delta Gamma, the Shelby County Historical Society and the Center High School Hall of Fame. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center where she served as choir director.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by
Parents, James Samuel and Anna Rebecca Speights Taylor
Sister, Jessie Shipp
Brothers; Arthur Taylor, John Bob Taylor and Carl B. Taylor

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 211 N. Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


11/21/2014

Nicholas Adrian Guerrero, 10, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Nicholas was born December 19, 2003 in Houston. He was a current student at Shelbyville Elementary School and attended Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Parents: Chris and Amanda Belrose of Center

Siblings:
Colton Belrose
Austin Hennigan
Kailea Hennigan
Adrian Belrose
Tyler Belrose
Gloria
Naomi
Itzel
Madison
Daijhon

Special Friends:
Latasha Barnes
Jill Ray
Johnny Fuller
Laura Casey
Wyndi Ceccacci
Alan Eddins
Hannah Fountain
Sandra Eddins
Naomi Stiles
Brent Gotcher
Kurtis Cougler
Patti Wright
Jeanne Adams
Shannon Wright
Chastity Clark
Dean Lister

Pallbearers will be Brent Gotcher, Kurtis Cougler, Johnny Fuller, Colton Belrose, Kinder Nunley, Alan Eddins and Jacob Waller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, Genetics General Fund, 1919 S. Braeswood, Suite 5214, Houston, Texas 77030.

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


11/19/2014

Candy Denise Lewis Cox, 46, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. William Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Cox was born September 26, 1968 in Houston to Harold Lewis Sr. and Sandra Yvonne Ross Lewis. She was a very caring person and was always helping others. Mrs. Cox’s hobbies included playing bingo, playing cards, going to the boats and cooking. Mrs. Cox also enjoyed singing; however, it was usually out of tune. She had a great personality and always seemed to be the center of attention. Mrs. Cox loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed watching her children, as well as her nieces and nephews play ball.

She is survived by
Husband: Roy Dale Cox of Joaquin

Children:
B.J. Lewis of Joaquin
Jamie Raimond of Joaquin

Sister: Sheri Lewis of Joaquin

Brother: Harold E. “Bubba” Lewis Jr. and wife, Celeste of Joaquin

Mother-in-law: Lois Cox of Center

Brothers-in-law:
James Cox and wife, Earline of Center
William Cox and wife, Denise of Joaquin
Tracy Cox and wife, Rhonda of Palestine
Steve Cox of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Harold E. Lewis Sr. and Sandra Yvonne Ross Lewis
Brother: Jerry Lewis

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Ross, James Cox, Ricky Raimond, Charlie Ross, Steve Cox, Chad Christian, Jason Harvey and T Bo Wilkerson.

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


11/18/2014

Maxie "Burlene" Risinger was promoted to heaven on November 14, 2014 at age 77.

A celebration of her life will be held at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas, Monday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m., with a graveside service following at 3:00 p.m. at Dunnigan Cemetery, located on FM 2261 in Patroon, Texas (Shelby County).

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 Sunday, November 16th at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

She was born in San Augustine County on March 26, 1937 to Clarence and Lera Parker and was raised in the Norwood community of east Texas. She loved to sew and crochet when she was younger but her favorite hobby was always fishing. She owned and operated McLewis Grocery from 1981-1992. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She took joy in taking care of her husband and family and will be missed terribly by them all.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Marlon Risinger, daughter, Lequita Hoffpauir and husband, Jeff, son, Dr. Ronald K. Risinger and wife, Lynn, sister, Faye Hopkins, 7 grandchildren, Jason Ballard, Amy Gaither, Chelsea Legate, Katie Martin, Dane Risinger, Logan Risinger, and Brittney Bourque. She was blessed to also have 9 great-grandchildren who loved their MawMaw, and numerous other family members and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Hoffpauir, Jason Ballard, Dane Risinger, Logan Risinger, Mike Risinger, and Randy Risinger.

Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.


11/17/2014

Bertie Koonce Slay entered into rest on November 15, 2014 in Garrison, Texas, having reached the age of 94 years 5 months. She was born June 15, 1920 in Swift, Texas to Monroe Koonce and Nettie (Blankenship) Koonce.

Service will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00pm Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas, with Bro. Paul Michna officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Holly Springs Cemetery.

Survivors:

Son: Tommy Slay and wife Margie of Garrison, Texas

Daughter: Judy Blackmon and husband W.R. “Butch” of Garrison, Texas.

Grandchildren:
Rene Miles and husband Brian of Lake Jackson, Texas
Wendy Pridemore & husband David of Plano, Texas
Ray Blackmon of Highland, Texas

Great Grandchildren:
Kathryn Miles of Beijing, China
Chandler Miles of College Station, Texas
Jack Pridemore of Plano, Texas
Christopher Blackmon of Hawaii

PALLBEARERS: Hank Curbow, Tom Yarbrough, Paul “Pat” David Brian Miles, Ray Blackmon and David Pridemore
HONORARY PALLBEARER: William “Billy” Williams

Preceded in death by husband: Travis Slay and both parents
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to “The Holly Springs Cemetery” at BancorpSouth, Garrison, Texas.


Lecia Carlette Allen, 55, of Houston, TX, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at her home in Houston. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Robert Adamson officiating. Visitation will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, also at Tenneessee Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson.

Born April 25, 1959, in Houston, TX, Lecia Carlette Allen was the daughter of the late Carlton Aubrey “Pee Wee” Baker and Minnie Lee Malone Baker. Lecia graduated from Pearland High School and then enjoyed a long, successful career in the insurance industry.

Survivors include her husband Greg Allen of Houston; mother Minnie Baker of Timpson; children, Brad Powell and fiancee’ Lauren of El Lago, TX, Dawn Powell of Houston, and Courtney Allen of Nacogdoches; brothers, Carlton “Sonny” Baker and wife Brenda of Friendswood, TX and Brett Burns and wife Linda of Pearland, TX; sister Cindy Petrash of Onalaska, TX; 5 grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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


Ottis Eddins, 81, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residene.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

Mr. Eddins was born August 13, 1933 in Huxley to Robert Eddins and Ora Mae Strong Eddins. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Eddins was an avid outdoorsman. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Eddins of Center

Children:
Debbie Barr and husband, Johnny of Joaquin
Rickey Eddins and wife, Nannette of Joaquin
Victor Eddins of Center

Grandchildren:
Jacob Eddins and wife, Liz of Joaquin
Brandon Barr and wife, Stacie of Center
Alex Eddins of Center
Justin Barr and Amanda of Joaquin
Cody Eddins and wife, MiKayla of Huxley

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law: Joyce Eddins of DeKalb

Brother-in-law: David Largent and wife, Jeanne of Brownsboro

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert Eddins and Ora Mae Strong Eddins
Brother: James Eddins

Pallbearers will be Johnny Barr, Jacob Eddins, Brandon Barr, Alex Eddins, Justin Barr and Cody Eddins.

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


Cory Dow Stovall was born in Llano, Texas on September 15, 1970 and died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on November 3, 2014 at the young age of 44.

Cory graduated from Llano High School in 1989. He attended Abilene Christian University where he played football and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in 1995. He had a successful career in the oil and gas industry. Cory lived and worked on numerous pipeline projects all over the United States and in various supervisory positions including superintendent, project manager, environmental inspector and chief. Cory had been contracted with Kinder Morgan for the past six years.

Cory had a gentle spirit and those who had the pleasure of knowing him or being in his presence were somehow touched by his kindness, ease of existence, generosity and selflessness. Many friends have shared that they are better people for having Cory in their lives.

At ten years old his true passion for life was revealed when his mother gave him a guitar. He was self-taught and played with a rare and uncommon talent. He could play anything he heard; from Eddie Van Halen’s most difficult solos to an echoed version of Hungarian Rhapsody after hearing his mother play it on the piano only once. He attempted and mastered every other instrument he played; guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, drums, bass and even trombone. But his true love was his guitar. Cory loved classical, rock, country, bluegrass and gospel. What type of music he played never mattered, as long as he played. His passion for music was unstoppable. Though Cory never pursued a career in music, he opted to surround himself with amazing musicians, songwriters and industry leaders. As he traveled the country with his career in pipeline construction, he was most at home in the local guitar shops and music communities that sustained his love of playing.

Cory loved God, exemplifying the fruits of the spirit. He was extremely close to his family, friends, and co-workers. He was especially partial to his nieces, Hailey and Hannah Osbourn and his nephews, Hagen and Chase Patterson. He adored them as his own children and patiently taught them all to play his beloved musical instruments so that when they had weekends together they had their own built in band in which to play and sing! He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with his dad and singing with his two sisters.

Cory is survived by and was the only son born to Barbara Bishop Lawrence and Larry Stovall. Other survivors include his older sister, Tracie Patterson and husband Todd of Lakeway; younger sister Jenny Osbourn and husband Jeffrey of San Saba; Grandmother, Rose Bishop of Rockport; Uncle, Jerry Bishop of Georgetown; Aunt, Debbie Feild of Corpus Christi; Nieces, Hailey and Hannah Osbourn of San Saba; and Nephews, Hagen and Chase Patterson of Lakeway. Cousins Tommy Stovall, Angie Bishop, Luke Bishop, Justin Feild and numerous other extended family members. Being an only son, Cory considered his brothers-in-law Todd Patterson and Jeffrey Osbourn the brothers he never had in addition to his ACU football teammates.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 8, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waldrope- Hatfield - Hawthorne Funeral Home 307 East Sandstone, Llano, Texas 78643. A celebration of Cory’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2014 at Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church 800 Wright Street, Llano Texas 78643. Interment will be at the family cemetery in Willow City Texas.

The family has established the Cory Stovall Chords of Life Scholarship Fund to award and bless students with a passion for their talents and gifts. Donations can be sent to: American Bank of Texas, 1913 Ranch Road 620 S # 100, Lakeway Texas 78643 Attn: Beth Byer


11/13/2014

Jacquelin Richards, 68, formally of Tenaha, Texas, now of Galena Park, Texas, passed away.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am at Hicks Chapel on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Rev Joseph Hall will be officiating. Due to cold weather, no graveside services will be held.

Jacquelin's survivors are:

(2) Sister: Maudie Reed & Mary Frances Baker all of Galena Park, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hicks Chapel.

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


Gary Wayne Sharp, 72, was born on July 27, 1942 to Richard Albert Sharp and Florence Emmaline Clark Sharp. He passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2014.

He began his career in the automotive industry when he was a teenager as a mechanic. Through the years, he moved into management and was a Service Manager for the last 25 years of his working life. He retired eleven years ago. He spent his retirement years spending time with his family and being a house-husband. He belonged to a camping club with his wife. They enjoyed traveling with the club in their RV and made lifelong friends with many of the members. Gary and Lynda are members of New Hope Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother (Richard) and son (Mark).

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynda; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Brenda Sharp, of Pearland; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Loren Sharp of Clear Lake; and son, Mike Sharp of Lawton, OK., grandchildren, Kolby Sharp, Hayden Sharp, Ashley Sharp McMahon, Erin Sharp Burrus, Levi Sharp, Robby Sharp, Ryan Sharp, Brittany Sharp Falling, and Alex Sharp; nine great-grandchildren; his “little brother” Bert Eagle Sharp of Longview; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; his two closest friends, Don Orrell and David Myrow; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the New Hope Church Alvin, 221 S. Gordon St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Pastor Howard Agnew officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Short Cemetery in Center, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Sharp family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.


11/12/2014

Freddie Earl Pope, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 14, 2014 at Blackjack Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with William Eddins and L.D. Eddins officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Pope was born August 20, 1959 in Houston to John Pope and Jimmie Ruth Boyett Teague. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved tending to his horses and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Pope was a member of Martinsville Church of Christ.

He is survived by:

Sons:
John Pope and wife, Angela of Center
Jeremy Pope and wife, Tiffany of Center
Josh Long of Center

Grandchildren:
Dawson Pope
Briley Pope
Emmalee Pope
Alexandra Pope
Destiny Long
Justin Long
Jaxon Long

Special friend and wife of 18 years: Rebecca Lynn Pope

Sisters:
Bonita Pope of New Caney
Juanita Pope of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Donald Witt of Splendora
Ronald Witt of Splendora

Good Friends:
William Eddins and wife, Evelyn
L.D. Eddins
Robert Stringer

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: John Pope
Brother: John Edward Pope

Pallbearers will be John Pope, Jeremy Pope, Josh Long, Randall Gilchrist, Adam Jernigan and Michael Bush. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson Pope and Allan Mercer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


11/10/2014

Spencer Dale Battles, 59, of Center, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Rev. Glynn Bragg and Rev. Clark Paul Williams officiating.

Mr. Battles was born October 14, 1955 in Center to D.L. Battles and Helen Laverne Goodman Battles.  He was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Sue Battles of Center

Children:
Shamarie Battles of Lufkin
Shonda Bryce of Center
John Travis Thompson of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Taylor Bryce of Center
Spencer Blackwell of Lufkin
Dillon Blackwell of Lufkin
Amber Bryce of Center

Mother: Laverne Battles of Center

Sisters:
Patricia Massey and husband, John of Center
Helen Gangluff and husband, Richard of Houston

Brother: Kirk Battles and wife, Madeline of Center

Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Joyce and Lamar Norton of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: D.L. Battles
Brothers: Eddie Battles, Lynn Battles
Son-in-law: Donald Bryce

Pallbearers will be Clint Norton, Chad Norton, Greg Arp, Christopher Battles, Randy Battles, Spencer Blackwell, Taylor Bryce and B.J. Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dillon Blackwell, Brad Battles, Jody Porter, Dillon Feltner and Doc Caldwell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


Maurene Borders Jones passed away Monday, November 10 in Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The service will be at the Watson and Sons chapel at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Maurene was born May 18, 1921 to Robert Eugene Borders and Mollie Leach Borders who precede her in death. Maurene grew up in the Brady Community of Shelby County and attended school at Shelbyville. After graduation she attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings, Doris Borders McCauley, Mattie Borders Parker, Lewis Borders, Alton “Will” Borders, Eustis Leron “Rip” Borders, Marlin E. Borders, and Edgar N. “Bill” Borders. She was the youngest and the last surviving member of that generation of the Borders family. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s sister, Norma Hughes Holt.

She is survived by six children, Ray Jones; Jeff Jones and wife, Karen; Mike Jones and wife, Cherry; Deck Jones and wife, Montie; Jennifer Wulf and husband, Tim; and Jack Jones and wife, Betty. She also leaves ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is also survived by a special niece, Iris McCauley Jones among many other nieces and nephews.

Maurene was married on September 19, 1941 to Marlin Jones. Marlin died in 1967. At the time of Marlin’s death, their children ranged in age from nine to twenty-five, with four still in school. She then took control of the family business, Center Motor Company, which she owned until 1980. Even before Marlin’s death and especially afterward, she dedicated her life to her family. She took pride in the fact that she reared all of her children to be upstanding, honest and successful business and professional people.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Marlin Jones, Kevin Jones, Chris Whitley, Philip Jones, Charlie Jones, Josh Wulf and Jonathan Wulf. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Borders, Mack Borders, Ronnie Borders, Donnie Borders, Bob Borders, Joe Borders, John Borders, Lewis Parker, Brian Borders and Dr. Tom Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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


Cynthia Saxton of Garrison, Texas, passed away, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Graveside service will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Shak Arrington officiating.

Cynthia was born 12-14-1957 in Garrison, Texas to Floyd William and Ruby Lou (Humphreys) Yarbrough.

She is survived by:

Husband: Billy Floyd Saxton of Garrison, TX

Mother: Ruby Lou Yarbrough of Garrison, TX

Brothers: Thomas T. Yarbrough & wife Linda of Nacogdoches, TX
Bill Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas
Step-son: Bobby Saxton of Huntsville, TX

Numerous nieces, nephew and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Floyd William Yarbrough
Step-Son: Billy Floyd Saxton, Jr.

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


Lawrence James Garrett, (72), of the East Liberty Community, died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014 at East Liberty Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Rev. Curtis Archie will be officiating.

Mr. Garrett’s survivors are:

Wife, Jo Ethel Garrett of Center, Texas

Sons:
Gregory (Lisa) Garrett of Hewitt, Texas
Donald (Angelia) Garrett of Mansfield, Texas

Daughter:
Tammie (Brian) Marshall of Port Arthur, Texas
Tracy Johnson of Lufkin, Texas

Brothers:
Sammy Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Willie (Ella) Garrett of Brazoria, Texas

Sister, Linda Carter of Houston, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hicks Chapel (804 MLK Drive, Center, Texas) from the hours of 6pm-8pm.

Burial will be at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary.


11/08/2014

Billy Ray Fults, 83, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Haagon Lister officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 25, 1931 in Nacogdoches County to John Wesley and Minnie Mae (Webb) Fults. He retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where was a supervisor for many years. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

He is preceded in death by Parents, John and Minnie Fults, Grandson, Brandon Holt, Son-in-law, Dennis Holt & Brothers, Raymond Fults & Wilbur Fults & Sister, Berneice Bradshaw.

He is survived by:

Wife, Belle Fults of Center

Children:
Lecia Holt-Chandler & husband, Ricky of Joaquin
Billy Michael Fults & wife, Liz of Joaquin
Norissa Mays & husband, Grady of Weatherford

Grandchildren:
Ashley Bailey & husband, Kyle of Bossier City, LA
Stephen Michael Fults of Center
Stephanie Lee Becks & husband, Rob of Center
Grady Harper Mays, Jr. & wife, Caitlyn of Stilwell, OK
Tessa Victoria Mays of Weatherford
Catherine Belle Mays of Weatherford
William Isaac Mays of Weatherford
Bo Chandler of Carthage
Ryan Chandler & wife, Jessica of Center
Kristy Lister & husband, Haagon of Magnolia, Ark
Angela Raines & husband, Matt of Columbia, Missouri

Great-Grandchildren:
Blake Bailey
Jackson & Julia Lister
Mallory Raines
Michael & Avery Becks
Mia Chandler
Cole Chandler & Kinsley Chandler

Sister, Juanita Harkness of Nacogdoches

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Leither Crawford & husband, Mervil of Center
Minnie & Doyle Amidon of Chireno
Joyce Ann Lowe of Palestine

Pallbearers: Stephen Fults, Harper Mays, Kyle Bailey, Rob Becks, Bo Chandler & Ryan Chandler

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


Faye Myers May, 78, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Logansport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday November 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Logansport, with Rev. Charles Hall and Rev, Lance Cypert officiating, Interment will follow in the O. E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport.

Ms. May was born July 25, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Hobson Samuel Myers and Miriam Minnie Craine Myers. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Logansport where she also served as a church hostess. Ms. May loved spending time gardening.

She is survived by:
Daughters;
Vicki May Hassell and husband Coy of Riverton, Wyoming
Karen May Matthews and husband Dennis of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren;
Mark Timothy May of Kilgore, Texas
Michael May and wife Lee Ann of Palestine, Texas
Julie Hassell Roetto and husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia
Thomas Hassell and wife Lori of Covington, Louisiana
Daniel Hassell and wife Trisha of Cheyenne, Wyoming
Hannah Matthews Wulf and husband Joshua of Logansport, Louisiana

Fourteen Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Gail Myers of West Monroe, Louisiana

Brother, Charles Myers of Pineville, Louisiana

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Gordon May
Grandson, Adam Matthews
Sister, Betty Mayes
Parents, Hobson and Minnie Myers

Pallbearers will be Johnny Hamon, David Graves, Brant Graves, Jody Matthews, Daniel Thomas and Colton Pearson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Parker Garrett and Doug Garrett.

Memorial donations may be made to the Matthews-Wiggins Scholarship Fund or to the First Baptist Church in Logansport.

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


11/06/2014

Memorial services for Mr. Timothy Norrell Taylor, age 67, of Nacogdoches, Texas, (former resident of Shelby County) will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf’s Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches. A reception will follow, also at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Tim passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home. He was born in 1947, to Robert “Bob” Taylor and Beryl Farmer Taylor in Waco, Texas.

In 1966, Tim completed the Marine Corps training in San Diego, California, and served in the Marine Reserves. Tim then moved to Austin, Texas, where he met the love of his life, his wife of 44 years, Georgia Kay Irving Taylor. He then attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in aquatic biology. He was named in Who’s Who and consistently made the Dean’s List. Professionally, Tim spent his life in the wastewater treatment industry, holding every available license.

Outside of his family and very special relationship with his grandson, Tim loved hunting deer, dove, and duck. He was a founding member of Ducks Unlimited of Shelby County and a member of NRA and TSRA. He and a close circle of friends hunted together for the past 40-plus years. Tim also loved collecting Western memorabilia.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his uncle, Shuford Farmer. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Georgia; his daughter, Katherine Marie Taylor Daniel and her husband, Justin Daniel, and their son, Taylor Thomas Daniel. Tim is also survived by his sister, Pattie Taylor Herbert, and her children, Taylor Herbert and Austin Herbert; and a cousin, Kathy Farmer Diehl. And by his sister-in-law, Judy Irving Browne, and her daughter, Elizabeth Browne Cornelius; and a niece, Lisa Davis Beaver. All of whom will miss his charm and fun spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital, addressed to The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 with notation as a memorial to Tim Taylor for esophageal cancer or go to https://gifts.mdanderson.org.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

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


11/05/2014

Tommie Deloris Williams, 59, of Kilgore, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Miss Williams was born December 28, 1954 in Center to T. J. Williams and Lorena Armstreet Williams. She was employed at Region 7 Education Center in Kilgore for eight years and also owned and operated TNT Signs. Miss Williams was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Sister: Judy Easley and husband, Tommie of Mt. Pleasant

Sister-in-law: Joyce Richards of Friendswood

Nieces & Nephews:
John Easley and wife, Regina of Bogata
Tim Easley of Mt. Pleasant
Craig Easley of Mt. Pleasant
Candice Richards of Friendswood

10 Great Nieces & Nephews

Numerous cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: T. J. Williams and Lorena Armstreet Williams
Brother: Steve Richards
Grandparents
Niece: Terri Easley

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


Mildred McClelland, (87), of Center, passed away. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00pm at Hicks Chapel 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas.

Survivors:

Son, Rufus (Janette) McClelland of Beaumont, Texas

Grandchildren: Deidrick Smith, Covina McClelland, Andra McClelland, Dedrick Smith, Lashanna Lewis, Delanta McClelland, Martine McClelland, Marcie McClelland, & Eric McClelland

A host of great-grandchildren

Brother, Jimmy (Frankie) Arnold of Center, Texas

2 Sisters, Arma Bolton & Margaret Fuller all of Center, Texas

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


Myrtle Lillian Powell Behrens passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf's Sunset Chapel (located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas/phone 936-564-7333) with Rev. John Bingham officiating. Burial will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery in Houston at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014.

She was born February 26, 1926, to Alvin and Myrtle Buchanan Powell.

Mrs. Behrens was a Methodist, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Mother Advisor of The Rainbow For Girls Chapter 152.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Myrtle Powell; her brothers, Alvin Jr. and John Robert; and husbands, M.H. Cordill and Albert B. Behrens.

Her survivors include: sister, Marjorie Hart and husband Charles Hart; step- children, Ralph Behrens and wife Ocine, Joida Heuston, and Tiffany Griffin and husband Wendyl; nieces, Ruby Glover and husband Ray Dean, and Ebeth Crawford; nephews, Robert Powell and wife Susan and Alvin Powell and wife Jennifer; a great nephew, Adam Weaver and his daughter Cheyenne; and a host of relatives and friends.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

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


11/04/2014

George Kennith Hooper, 65, of Center, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. A masonic graveside service will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Hooper was born April 18, 1949 in Center to George Napoleon Hooper and Vaster Missouri “Dolly” Lee Hooper. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center and Center First United Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by:

Wife: Evelyn Hooper of Center

Children:
Teresa Gilchrist and husband, Rickey of Center
Alan Hooper of Center
Angie Gilchrist and husband, David of Center
Kimberly Ray and husband, Shane of Shelbyville
Robert Hooper and wife, Kerrie of Center
Laura Stone and husband, Joe of Nacogdoches
Karen Caniglia and husband, Mark of Blanchard, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Randall Gilchrist and wife, Cheli of Martinsville
Wesley Gilchrist and wife, Brittney of Center
Brandi Gilchrist and Jason Guzman of Center
Brittany Gilchrist of Center
Alanea Hooper of Center
Kase Hooper of Center
Heather Mahan and fiancé, Billy of Center
Torie Gilchrist and Jeremy Nettles of Center
Kristin Peace and husband, Tanner of Center
Blake Harkness and wife, Shanai of Center
Dakota Womack of Center
Ashley Harkness of Shelbyville
Kalie Harkness of Lufkin
Austin Wright of Center
Alex Hooper of Center
Andrew Hooper of Center
Joe Stone of Nacogdoches
Jacob Stone of Nacogdoches
Tyler Caniglia of Blanchard

Sisters:
Mildred McSwain of Center
Marie Golden and husband, Doyle of Buna
Georgie Waller and husband, Gyp of Kountze
Cynda Jones and husband, Obie of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Father: George Napoleon Hooper
Mother: Vaster Missouri “Dolly” Lee Hooper
Sisters: Pauline Hooper, Joyce Warr and husband, Velt
Nephews: Jimmy Warr, Randy Golden, Clint Weaver, David Waller
Brother-in-law: James Lee McSwain

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Davis, Leroy Danley, Dakota Womack, Steve Adams, Clyde Danley, Kat McSwain, Blake Harkness and Wesley Gilchrist. Honorary pallbearers will be Winston Smith, Ronnie McSwain, Randy Adams and Billy Rex Fountain.

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


Martin Muñoz, 51, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at his residence.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Luis Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1963 in Mexico City to Gamaliel Muñoz and Antonia Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Gamaliel Muñoz and Brother, Alfredo Muñoz.

He is survived by:

Wife, Hilaria Muñoz of Center

Son, Alex Muñoz & wife, Melissa of Center

Daughter, Diana Muñoz & Jesus Hernandez of Center

Granddaughter, Mia Grace Muñoz of Center

Mother, Antonia Martinez

Brothers & Sisters:
Leticia Muñoz & husband, Heriberto Hernandez
Gustavo Muñoz & wife, Teresa
Guillermo Muñoz & wife, Martha
Laura Muñoz & husband, Leonardo
Antonio Muñoz & wife, Josefina

Nieces & Nephews
Norma Hernandez, Heriberto Hernandez, Jr. & wife,
Gustavo Muñoz, Jr., Daniela Muñoz, Guillermo Muñoz, Jr. & wife,
Yoali Muñoz Castro & husband, Lorena Muñoz & Emmanuel Muñoz

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Orlando Salazar & wife, Carmela
Maria Auxillo & husband, Francisco Escalante
Maria Elena Salazar
Manuel Salazar & wife, Connie
Rosario Salazar
Eugenio Salazar & wife, Wendy
Jose Guadalupe & wife, Socorro
Anabel Salazar
Gabriela Salazar & husband, David

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


Gorge Ray Smith, 70, of Longview passed away on October 30, 2014.

His wishes were to be cremated.

Left behind
Wife, Melinda Smith married 33 years

Sister, Sue Ann Willams

Children: Meshelle Dehart, Linda Christine Snyder, Stephanie Gale Hollis, Brian Smith

12 Grandchildren

7 Great-Grandchildren

Many nieces & nephews

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


11/03/2014

Graveside services for Mr. Ruble V.C. Osby, 65, of Center will be Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00pm at Westview Cemetery. Mr. Osby died November 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Survivors:
Wife: Evelyn Osby of Center, Texas

Son: Patrick V.C. Osby of Federal Way, Washington

Daughter: Tomeka (Kenneth) Moody of Center, Texas

4 Grandchildren: LaDerrick Osby of Center, Jawan Osby of Tacoma Washington, Isaiah White, & Sean White of Center, Texas

1 Great-Grandchild: DJ Osby of Center, Texas

2 Brothers: Ervin Osby and Floyd Osby Jr. of Center, Texas

1 Sister: Dorothy Bonaparte of Center, Texas

Visitation at Hicks Chapel Thursday, November 6, 2014 from the hours of 6:00pm -8:00pm. Repass at Mt. Zion CME Church (921 Martin Luther King Drive Center, Texas)

Burial at Westview Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


Richard Allen “Big Daddy” Kublick, 66, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral service for Mr. Kublick will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Platt officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time.

Born July 26, 1948, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Richard A. Kublick was the son of the late Edward Kublick and Marjorie (Mortimore) Kublick Radke. He was a truck driver and enjoyed making cuckoo clocks. Richard was a loving husband, brother, and uncle and was known as “Big Daddy” to his many CB buddies. He also attended Woodland Christian Church, Timpson. Richard and Sheri Spencer were married October 8, 2011, in Timpson.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sheri Kublick of Timpson

Stepfather, Irvin Radke of Punta Gorda, FL

Brothers:
Rodney Kublick and wife Robin of Louisville, Kentucky
Roger Kublick of Stevensville, Michigan

Stepsisters:
Sue Ahonen and husband Alan of Port Charlotte, FL
Sandra Brewer of Punta Gorda, FL, and
Sharon Radke of Port Charlotte, FL

Aunt, Iris Amos and husband John of Timpson, TX

Uncle, Emery Rader, Jr. of St. Joseph, Michigan

Nieces, Elizabeth and Christiana Kublick of Louisville, Kentucky.

A graveside service and interment will be held later in Caldwell Cemetery in Eau Claire, Michigan.

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


Helen Irene (Weatherly) Brittain was born June 1, 1918 to A.C. and Fannie Weatherly in Lufkin, Texas. She passed away October 31, 1914 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Service will be held at First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas at 2:00pm,Wednesday, November 5, 2014 with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt and Bro. John McGuire. Grave side service will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Surviving family:

Brother:
Thomas Weatherly & wife Mary Lou of LaPorte, Texas

Sons:
T. Daniel Brittain & wife Karen of Dallas, TX
David F. Brittain & wife Betty of Wimberly, TX

10 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren

Many nieces & nephews and a host of relatives and friends

Preeded in death by her Beloved husband of over 6o years Z.F. Brittain
2 sisters: Winnie Barr and Hazel Watson
5 brothers: Homer, Grover, Clarence, Woodard, Frank Weatherly

Pallbearers: Scott Brittain, Luther Brittain, Eric Brittain, Paul Brittain, David Brittain, Stephen Brittain, & Chris Brittain.

Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Barton & Lane Barton


Bernie Beth Blount, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Word of Faith Church in Joaquin with Rev. Melba Rogers, Rev. Rennie Baker and Rev. Chris Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Tuesday evening November 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 19, 1929 in Shelby County to Rennie Clement and Bernice Elizabeth (Holt) Snider. She was member of the Willow Grove Community Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rennie and Bernice Snider, Husband, Eugene Debs Blount, Granddaughter, Alaina Claire Blount, Brother, R.C. Snider, Sister, Ercell Cammack and Sister, Billie Baker.

She is survived by:

Children:
Eugene D. Blount, Jr. & wife, Betty Kay of Joaquin
Sissy Morgan & husband, Phinis of Waxahachie
Linda Ruth Martin & husband, Donnie of Humble
Ronnie Blount & wife, Jan of Waxahachie
Ricky Blount & wife, Ginny of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Gena Blount Bunn & husband, Travis of Longview
Dorinda Blount Williams & husband, Jonathan of Houston
Kelli Blount Falk & husband, Steve of San Antonio
Jeff Morgan & wife, Brande of Waxahachie
Niki Smith & husband, Chris of Easton, Missouri
Jeremy Martin & wife, Amber of Tyler
Lindsey Jones & husband, Matt of Humble
Major Keith Blount & wife, Jennifer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Kevin Blount & wife, April of Arlington
Courtney Bodine & husband, Dr. Trevor Bodine of Prosper
Camille Blount Stanfield & husband, Scott of Center
Lewis Blount of Joaquin

22 Great-Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Jimmie Baker of Waxahachie
Lyndal Gunter & husband, Perry of Houston

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:
Cline Blount & wife, Patsy of Shreveport
Bo Blount & wife, Janice of Shreveport
Bobbie Ruth Blount McCaskell of Denver, CO

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Beloved Friend & Caregiver, Shirley Bledsoe

Pallbearers: Jeff Morgan, Jeremy Martin, Major Keith Blount, Kevin Blount, Lewis Blount, Travis Bunn, Jonathan Williams, Steve Falk, Chris Smith, Matt Jones, Trevor Bodine & Scott Stanfield

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


Cora Louise Green, 87, of Joaquin formerly of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. David Long officiating,

She was born January 2, 1927 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Ralph Anthony Ladnier and Rae Audrey (Entrikin) Ladnier. She was a member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ralph and Rae Ladnier, Husband, William H. Green, 2 Brothers, Ralph Ladnier and Alfred Ladnier, Sister, Jeannie Entrikin and Daughter-in-law, Angela Green.

She is survived by:

Children:
Frances Carroll & husband, Raymond of Joaquin
William H. Green, Jr. of Gautier, MS
Toni Johnston of Biloxi, MS

Grandchildren:
Geana Owen & husband, Michael of Joaquin
Denise Darnielle & husband, Doug of Joaquin
Raymond Carroll, Jr. & wife, Melissa of Joaquin
William H. Green, III & wife, Kellie of Gautier, MS
Jason Green of Gautier, MS
Angela Green of Gautier, MS
Jackie Benton, Jr. & wife, Tiffany of Van Cleave, MS
Robert Benton & wife, Crystal of Van Cleave, MS
Jennifer Johnston Steiner of Biloxi, MS

21 Great-Grandchildren: Jessica Eberenz & husband, Cade; Michelle & Grace Owen; Lisa & Justin Wilson; Bradley, Zachery, Joshua & Sarah Darnielle; Kristen & Raymond Carroll, III; Mallory & Madelynn Green; Alexis & Lindsey Benton; Victoria & Fredie Meyer; Tabitha & Dillon Benton; Ashlyn Steiner & Katie Ladner

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Michael Bryce & Brennen Cade Eberenz

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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10/31/2014

Mrs. Jimmie Dunham,101, of Logansport formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

She was born October 30, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to Oscar and Betty (Smith) Bivens. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin since 1937. She was a Charter Member of Joaquin Chapter 903 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Oscar and Betty Bivens, Son, David Dunham, Son, Ken Dunham & Brothers & Sisters.

She is survived by:

Grandchildren:
Steve Dunham & wife, Ann of Kentucky
Sonya Campbell of Temple
Mark Dunham & wife, Alison of Lexington, SC
Dan Dunham & wife, Tina of Cleburne
Nara Cole & husband, Ronnie of Sour Lake

Great-Grandchildren: Christan Campbell, Holly Campbell, Grant Dunham, Joshua Dunham, Nicholas Dunham, David Dunham & Laurel Williams

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Khloe Campbell & Brooke Campbell

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Steve Dunham, Mark Dunham, Dan Dunham, Grant Dunham, Ronnie Cole & Wayne Swan

Honorary Pallbearers: Joshua Dunham, Nicholas Dunham & David Dunham

Special Thank You to Mary Swan, Dee Strickland, Diane Cole & Virginia Campbell for the special care you gave to our Mamaw.

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


10/30/2014

Marcelle Stone Smith, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. A visitation will be held at Carroll Cemetery prior to the graveside service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Ms. Smith was born November 26, 1936 in Joaquin to Gladys Stone Mayfield. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by

Sons:
Sammie Stephen Smith and wife, Edie of Huxley
Larry Reed Smith and wife, Connie of Huxley

Daughter: Rhonda Lynn Smith of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Shawna Melvin and husband, Jeremy of Vidor
Brian Smith and wife, Danielle of Vidor
Emily Buckley and husband, Michael of Huxley
Brandi Floyd and husband, Robert of Joaquin

Step Grandchildren:
Sarah Johnson
Ryan Perrin

Great Grandchildren:
Allie Melvin of Lumberton
BrieAnna Thomas of Huxley
Jackson Thomas of Huxley
Josh Thomas of Huxley
Tye Buckley of Huxley
Urijah Floyd of Joaquin
Grayson Floyd of Joaquin
Hunter Smith of Center
MacKenzie Smith of Vidor

Step Great Grandchild: Riley Perrin

Special Sister: Gwen Roquet of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Sammie G. Smith
Mother: Gladys Stone Mayfield
Grandparents: Robert Stone and Emmaline Stone

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


Bro. Charles Hannah, 53, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Bro. Hannah was born August 15, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Joseph Hannah and Betty Joyce Hadwick Hannah. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Bro. Hannah was a minister of the gospel for nearly three decades. He had a passion for the gospel and for helping others.

He is survived by
Children:
Delaena Evridge and husband, Boyd of Center
Josh Hannah and wife, Sarah of Center

Grandchildren:
Cadence Hannah of Center
Gabriel Hannah of Center
Alivia Hannah of Center

Brothers:
Joe Hannah Jr. of Judsonia, Arkansas
Lynn Hannah and wife, Janet of Bald Knob, Arkansas

Sister: Linda Stephens and husband, Buck of Judsonia, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Janet Hannah
Parents: Joseph Hannah and Betty Joyce Hadwick Hannah

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


Elnora Lacy “Buck” Mackey, age 83, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Colonial Pines Health Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at New Union Grove Baptist Church with interment at Union Grove Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating.

Visitation and wake will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Mackey (Jacqueline) of Dallas, Texas
James Robert Mackey of San Augustine, Texas
Tommy Lacy of San Augustine, Texas
Michael Anthony Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters:
Azzie Elnora Brown (Rev. Henry) of Troup, Texas
Azzie Lee Porter (Wayne) of San Augustine, Texas

16 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Willie Lacy (Mary) of Houston, Texas
O. V. Lacy (Carolyn) of San Augustine, Texas
T. C. Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Sister, Tillie B. Lee of Fort Worth, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Mauddie Ann “Doodle” Gilchrist, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.

Ms. Gilchrist was born February 5, 1936 in Center to Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Rickey Gilchrist and wife, Teresa of Center
David Gilchrist and wife, Angie of Center

Grandchildren:
Randall Gilchrist and wife, Cheli of Center
Wesley Gilchrist and wife, Brittney of Center
Brandi Gilchrist and Jayson Guzman of Center
Brittany Gilchrist of Center
Heather Mahan and fiancé, Billy Partlow of Center
Torie Gilchrist and Jeremy Nettles of Center
Kristin Peace and husband, Tanner of Center

A number of Great-Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Fred Johnson of Center

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Faucet of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: C.B. “Buddy” Gilchrist
Parents: Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews
Brothers and Sisters: Doug Andrews, Loyce Johnson, Dorothy “Dot” Fenley and husband, Gene

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


10/29/2014

Elizabeth Ann Ross passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 63 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Ms. Ross was born in Center, Texas and was a longtime resident of the New Orleans area.

She was the Daughter of the late Edwin and Marie Scruggs Ross; Sister of Dr. Edwin Ross, Jr. and sister-in-law of Nancy Ross; Aunt of Colin Ross and Kimberly Ross.

Her strength, loyalty, and ever-present smile were an inspiration to all those who shared in her life. She was loved by her many friends, and will be greatly missed by her family.

A graveside burial service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, November 3 at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

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


John W. Ashby, 66, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Center, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Georgetown.

John was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, TX since 1954. John graduated from Center High School, attended Georgetown University, and The University of North Texas.

John worked for Beall Brothers as a store manager prior to beginning his career with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor and retired in 2009.

John was preceded in death by

Father, A.H. Ashby of Center

Daughter, April McGill of San Marcos

He is survived by

Wife, Sue Ashby

Son, J.W. Ashby

Mother, Mildred Ashby

Sister, Diana A. Davis of Center

Grandchildren: Shelby Gentry and Austin Gentry

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org

Cremation services are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Home, Round Rock, Texas.


10/28/2014

Marcus T. Goodwin, (38) of Center, died October 26, 2014. Mr. Goodwin’s services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The funeral services will be at Abundant Love Ministries located at 1218 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935. Rev. Robert Gipson will be Officiating.

Marcus Goodwin is survived by:

Wifey, Rachelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Sons:
LaMarcus Goodwin of Center, Texas
Avanta’ Fredieu of Tenaha, Texas

Daughter, Marchelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Step-Son, SaDarion Walker of Center, Texas

Father, Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas

Mother, Shirley Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Grandmother, Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Brothers:
Christopher Singleton of Canada
Louis Singleton of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Jessica Singleton of Longview
Ashley Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Ariel Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Kylie Singleton of Longview, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Friday October 31, 2014 (all day). Burial will be at St John Cemetery in the (Africa Community). Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Ruth Goodwin’s residence.

Services Entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas 75935


Pearline Andrews Windham, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. Windham was born January 1, 1920 in Enterprise, Alabama to William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews. She was employed at Center ISD for many years, where she enjoyed working in the cafeteria. Mrs. Windham loved sewing, cooking, gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by
Son: David Windham and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Janet Hughes and husband, Edward of Carthage
Darla Smith and husband, Carey of Nashville
Cathryn Windham of Terlingua
William Windham of Nacogdoches
Allison Gallegos and husband, Ed of Jonesboro

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Breaux of Nashville
Harrison Windham of Strawn
Madolyn Windham of Jonesboro
Vicente Gallegos of Jonesboro

Sister: Sally Anderson of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Preston Windham of Center

Special Friend: Paul Breaux of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Albert W. Windham
Son: William Henry Windham
Parents: William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews

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


10/27/2014

Dale Harding, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Mr. Harding was born July 7, 1960 in Brenham to Jim Harding and Helen Stegmann Harding.

He is survived by
Parents: Jim and Helen Harding of San Augustine

Brothers:
Dennis Harding and wife, Shelia of Nacogdoches
James Harding and wife, Judy of Center
Jeffery Harding and wife, Sherry of Shelbyville
Dean Harding of Shelbyville
Joe Harding of San Augustine
Levi Harding of San Augustine

Sisters:
Lori McSwain and husband, Steve of Center
Hope Harrison and husband, Jessi of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Walter and Norma Stegmann, L.T. and Jennie Harding

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


Wilson “Larkin” Miller, 93, a resident of Austin since 1967, passed away on October 25, 2014.

A full Military Honors Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Reverend Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

He was born in Shelby County, Texas, on January 14, 1921, the son of Jacob and Jennie McKenzie Miller. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1941 and later joined the US Air Force, serving in the European Theatre of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving 30 years. His next career was teaching automotive mechanics at a technical school, and his last career was owning and running a car lot. Everyone who met him soon realized they could bring him almost any broken machine - from lawnmowers to cars- and he would figure out a way to fix it.

We cherish and honor his courage and dignity: his devoted wife of nine years, Vera Youngbloom, daughter Vivian Miller and husband James Boylan; son Gary Miller and wife Gayle; daughter Deborah Bates and husband Bill; granddaughter Valerie Windle and husband Brody; granddaughter Madeleine Bates; great-grandson Levi Miller Windle; the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Vera Youngbloom, brothers- and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Lurlean Oswalt Miller, brother Leo Miller and sisters Artie B Alford and Altonia Brawley.

Pallbearers will be Norman Oswalt, Gary Miller, Keith Fincher, Ronnie Youngblood, Johnny Matthews and Sammy O'Rear.

The family is grateful for the love, prayers and generous spirit of the Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship, the domino players of the Oak Hill Senior Activities Center, very special niece Shirley Furlow Fincher, our neighbors in Circle C, and friends Micah White, Danny Campos, Cheryl Archer, and Laurel Briscoe.

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


10/24/2014

Mary LaVerne Smith, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

LaVerne was born October 16, 1930 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 42 years and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur. LaVerne was a retired licensed vocational nurse, having worked at Park Place Hospital for 14 years and for Dr. O. L. Echols for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Lee Moore; and six siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy McPayne of Vidor, TX, Linda Stephens and husband Steven; two sons, Kenneth Edward Moore and wife Pat of Beaumont, TX, Andrew Smith of Vidor, TX; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Jackson of Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Hutto and husband Jake of Waskom, TX, Tommie Rohrer and husband Jim of Sacramento, CA; one brother, James Lout and wife Ann of Conroe, TX; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 at First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur with Reverend Darrell McCoy and Reverend Barry Scruggs officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the church.


10/23/2014

Jimmie Boland, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Tyler. She was born April 24, 1929.

Graveside service is under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


10/22/2014

Cole Hooper, 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hooper was born January 8, 1964 in Center to Billy Wayne Hooper and Ann Crain Hooper. He was an avid outdoorsman and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Dameon Dewayne Hooper
Michael Shane Fenley and wife, Heather of Center
Dillon De’Cole Hooper of Snook
Shyanna Marie Hooper of Snook

Mother: Ann Hooper of Center

Sisters:
Pam Adkinson and husband, Howell of Center
Ginia Arvella and husband, Richard of Timpson

Brother: Jimmy Dwain Hooper of Huntsville

Four Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Billy Wayne Hooper

Pallbearers will be David Gilchrist, Brian Harkness, Wesley Gilchrist, Clint Adkinson, Kat McSwain, Heath Adkinson, Steve Tomlin, Alan Hooper and Weldon Bailey. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


Jesse J. Jones, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Jesse J. Jones was born in the Antioch Community of Shelby County to William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones on December 1, 1934. He married Lucille Mena on February 13, 1960 and they celebrated fifty-four years together.

Jesse served two terms in the United States Army from 1958 to 1964, during which time he was in the Third Armored Division and also served as a Medic. He retired from Brown & Root Marine Operators after 30+ years. He began a new career as a log truck driver with the Barr Brothers and later with Roscoe McSwain.

Jesse enjoyed rodeos in his younger years and participated in the rough stock events. He was a member of Rodeo Cowboy Association and was a lifetime member of AQHA. He loved the outdoors, especially farming and raising race horses. He was a faithful longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Lucille Mena Jones of Center

Daughter: Deidra Annette Jones of Spring

Sons:
Kenneth Duane Jones and wife, Amanda of Center
Gary Alan Jones and wife, Susan of Lindale
William Casey Jones and wife, Gina of Spring

Grandchildren:
Zackary Jones of Nacogdoches
J.T. Jones of Center
Jackson Jones of Spring
Kelsi Jones of Lindale
Kendal Wise of Tyler
Derek Wise and wife, Kelly of Lindale

Three Great Grandchildren

Brother: Charles Ray Jones and wife, Pat of Patroon

Niece: Charla Jones of Lufkin

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Jesse and Willie Ruth Jones

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Alan Jones, Casey Jones, Zackary Jones, J.T. Jones, Charles Ray Jones, Roscoe McSwain and Derek Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Jones, Lynn Mena, Ray Mena, Ronnie Mena, Vernon Santos, Jerry Walker, Tommy Hughes, Tim Wulf, Mickey Wilson and Tom Watkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese Remodeling Fund.

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


10/19/2014

Nolen Cogswell, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Nolen Cogswell was born November 10, 1923, to the late Aquila Levi Cogswell and Mary Elizabeth Day. He graduated from Center High School in 1942. Nolen did not qualify for military service, but served his country during World War II by working in the shipyards in Seattle, Washington, building destroyers. This is where he met his wife of 69 years, Margaret Ellen Hagenlock, of Seneca, South Dakota. They were married in October 1945 and moved to Texas where they lived and reared their family. Nolen and Ellen operated a grocery store in Joaquin for many years until Nolen was appointed Post Master in the Joaquin Post Office. After retirement, he continued raising cattle and began his love of gardening. He was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ. He will always be remembered for his friendly and outgoing personality.

Nolen is survived by
Wife: Ellen Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Doug Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas
Phyllis Franks of Conroe, Texas
Mary Ellen Lowe and husband, Buren, of Joaquin, Texas
Lori Willey and husband, Pat, of Magnolia, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amber Terrell and husband, Troy, of Mansfield, Louisiana
Morgan Beasley and husband, Josh of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dane Cogswell of Mansfield, Louisiana
Cortney Kays and husband, Josh of Bedford, Texas
Colby Franks and wife, Kelsey, of Katy, Texas
Jeanine Jones and husband, Matt, of Murphy, Texas
Brannon Lowe of Joaquin, Texas
Rachel Willey of Austin, Texas
Kathleen Willey of Houston, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexie, Kingston, and Lelex Terrell
Brady and Levi Kays
Nolen and Sawyer Franks
Caleb, Joshua, and Johnathan Jones

Step Great-Grandchildren:
Alley and Abby Beasley

Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
James Henry Cogswell and wife, Judy, of Reserve, Louisiana
Pat Cogswell and wife, Mary, of Dickinson, Texas

Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law:
Carl, Del, Les, and Glen Hagenlock
Roger Hagenlock and wife, Bonnie

Numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends

Nolen is preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Stevie Leigh Franks.

Pallbearers will be Josh Beasley, Dane Cogswell, Josh Kays, Colby Franks, Matt Jones and Brannon Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Dean and Joe Hughes.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 1012 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


10/17/2014

W.I. Davis, Jr., 92, of Center, Texas passed away on October 17, 2014 at his home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

W.I. Davis, Jr., a lifelong resident, was born in Center, Texas to the late W.I. Davis, Sr. and Eula Redditt Davis on September 29, 1922. He graduated from Center High School in 1939 and attended both Schreiner University and the University of Texas. During World War II, he was a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps, obtaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. On April 5, 1947, he married Inez Neilson Davis. They enjoyed 67 wonderful years together and raised 2 children, Neilson Davis and Cynthia Davis Griffin of Center, Texas.

For over 30 years, he was the Mobil Oil Company consignee along with managing a cattle operation and several large tree farms. W.I. served as a member of Farmers State Bank’s Board of Directors for 57 years. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank from 2004 to 2008. Additionally, W.I. received the 50 Year Banker Award from the Texas Bankers Association in 2007.

His life was filled with service to his community, church, and family legacy. W.I. used his service and leadership abilities when he was appointed as a director of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, the Texas Forestry Association, the Forest Landowners Association, the Shelby County Soil and Conservation District, and head of the District Selective Service Board. He served as a board member of the Federal Land Bank Association of Tyler. He was also a lifetime member of the Texas Forestry Association, as well as a member of the Heritage Foundation, the Shelby County Appraisal District Committee, and the American Farm Bureau Federation Forestry Advisory Committee, where he also served as Chairman. W.I. also received the Texas Department of Transportation Road Hand Award for his contributions, the Tree Farmer of the Year Award from the Tree Farmers Association, the Target 2000 Texas A&M University System Distinguished Service Award, and the 1995 Fort Worth Star Telegram Farm and Ranch Award for Texas Best in Timber Farming. In addition, he served Shelby County as a president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in the 1950’s.

W.I. had a passion for helping high school students particularly those from Shelbyville I.S.D. He and Inez established scholarships in memory of their parents, W.I. and Eula Davis and H.H. and Mavet Neilson. These scholarships are awarded annually to every graduating senior who desires to continue their education.

He was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Fellowship Hall Building Committee. W.I. also gave much of his free time to the Methodist Children’s Home Boys Ranch where he served as a Wrangler and as a commissioner of the Methodist Church Children’s Home.

W.I. was an avid aviator since joining the Air Corps in 1942, serving as a founding member of the Center Airport Committee. He was also a drag racing enthusiast.

W.I.’s life of service to his community, church, and family was evident in his work ethic and shown in his many volunteer roles. He was a man of integrity and incredible humor to those who knew him and to those whom his work in the community affected. He will be greatly missed by many, but he has left a great footprint in the land and hearts of East Texans.

W.I. is survived by his loving wife, Inez Neilson Davis; 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 Griffin; granddaughter, Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband, Wesley Wahn; great-grandsons, Justin and Jason Bobbitt; Shannon Grammer, and Larry and Brandi Shoults and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by sister, Christine Kenny Hankins; sister, Catherine Davis Pinkston; niece, Jeannine Foster Walker; and nephew, Joe Davis Foster.

A heartfelt thanks to Marie Small, the caregivers of Always There Home Care and Accolade Hospice for their loving care of our father.

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

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


Thelma Hooter, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born February 27, 1941 in Idabelle, OK to Jarvis and Lehi (Arck) Level. She worked as a nurse for many years.

She is preceded in death by a brother & a sister.

She is survived by:

Husband, Marvin Hooter of Shelbyville

Step Son, Kevin Hooter & wife, Juliene of Gilbert, AZ

Grandchildren:
Evan Hooper of Gilbert, AZ
Gracie Thompson of San Diego, CA

Sisters-in-law:
Mary Cooper of Dayton
Anita Hunter of Dayton

Brothers-in-law:
Howard Hooter & wife, Teresa of Dickinson
Buddy Hooter & wife, Linda of Troy

Sisters:
Donna, Shirley, Sally & Gloria Jean
Several Other Loving Family Members

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


10/15/2014

Edward Henry Vaughn, 67, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on October 14, 2014, in Houston Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Laird Funeral Home from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

Edward was born on June 20, 1947, in Center, Texas to the late Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider. He grew up in Huxley, Texas. He attended Joaquin High School and graduated in 1965. After high school he went on to attend Allreds Business College in Lufkin, Texas. In January 1966, Edward met, what he knew from the very beginning, would be his future wife, Joan Patricia Stansel. Edward and Joan dated for six months and on July 8, 1966, they became one. They moved to Euless, Texas where they lived about 20 years. While living in Euless, Edward was a Master Mason and a member of Estelle Lodge # 582 of Euless, Texas. Edward later moved his family back home to East Texas.

Edward was an avid golfer; you would find him, just about every day, enjoying golfing at Woodland Hills with his friends. Edward and Joan enjoyed each others company, they would travel, and go on cruises together when ever they had a chance. He was very protective and devoted to his wife. Always side by side with his love, Joan. Edward was very well known by many. He was self employed; the owner of Ed’s Muffler Shop and Brake Service in Nacogdoches, Texas from 1987-2005. He was a very kind man; always helping others when ever they needed his help, very devoted to his family and friends. Edward was very proud of his family. He loved his darling daughter, Susan, and he adored his granddaughter, Alyssa. He was a member of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Patricia Stansel Vaughn; daughter,Susan Cavanaugh and husband, Jeff; granddaughter, Alyssa Cavanaugh; sisters, Bertha Lee Raymond and husband, Dean, Mildred Dillard, and Joan O’Rear.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider; and his sister, Agnes Bryan.

Pallbearers will be James Raymond, Chuck Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Keith O’Rear, Randy Dillard, Ronnie Dillard, Donald Dillard, Waylon Bryan, and David Bryan.

Services are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jeanne Marcelle Henry died October 9, 2014.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Marcelle was born June 28th, 1919 in d’Ecommoy, France to John Hendrick Roberts, an American soldier stationed in France, who married a lovely young French maiden, Marcelle Naomi Desmouliere. Hendrick brought his new family back to Center, TX, then to New York City, then back to TX during Marcelle’s formative years. While A Texan at heart, she often reminisced of her New York days. Marcelle met her spouse for life, Fred Henry, at a dance at UT while she was attending college. They were married in 5 months and she devoted most of her life to being a wife and mother of three. Her style and social graces, her famous cooking and lovely needle work will never be forgotten. Most importantly, her faith in Jesus Christ allows us, her family, to be confident and comforted in her eternal heavenly destiny and of our future reunion.

We thank all of her gifted, loving individual care givers and the loving staffs at ComForCare, Sheltering Arms Day Care Center, and Compassionate Care Hospice, all in Houston. We are grateful for each and every one of the caregivers who gave of themselves so generously.

Marcelle is survived by her son, William Hendrick Henry and his wife Ginny and John Robert Henry and his wife Debbie.

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


Roy Gene Walker, 75, of Monroe, LA formerly of Joaquin, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Mrs. Melba Rodgers officiating with military honors given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service starting at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1939 in Joaquin to Wayne and Lottie Mae (Wilson) Walker. He served in the US Army. He retired from the International Paper Co after many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Wayne & Lottie Mae Walker, Mother of son Glen Walker, Melba Taylor, 2 Brothers; David Walker & Jerrell Walker & Step-daughter, Angel Michelle Kelly.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ethel Mae Walker of Monroe, LA

Children:
Glen Walker & wife, Ann of Rayville, LA
Ricky Walker & wife, Tina of Oak Grove, LA
Tonya Walker Frost & husband, Chad of West Monroe, LA
Todd Walker & wife, Amanda of West Monroe, LA

Grandchildren
Jonathan Walker, Justin Tucker, Schyler Frost, Kaiden Frost, Leah Tucker, Ashton Walker & Ty Walker

Great-Grandchild, Bella Walker

Mother of Ricky, Todd and Tonya: Jane Phillips

Step Children:
Sandra Kay Frith & husband, Glenn of Columbia, LA
Tammy Busby & husband, Jimmy of Bossier City, LA
Steve Kelly & wife, Recce of Monroe, LA

Step Grandchildren: James Frith, Allen Frith, Randy Joe Frith, Brandon Busby, Jonathan Busby, Morgan Crenshaw, Hunter Wyrick & Stormy Wyrick

Sisters:
Lillian Wallace of Center
Mary Anderson & husband, Tim of Center

Brother, Paul Walker & wife, Brenda of Stanley, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: David Walker, Jack Moran, Bill Sellers, Jimmy Busby, Jr. & Glenn Frith

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


Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Larry Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burgay was born February 12, 1928 in Utopia, Bandera County to Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor. She loved to travel, cook and always enjoyed a good game of dominos. Ms. Burgay was a member of the Red Hat Society and Neuville Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Roger Coon and wife, Janice of of Joplin, Missouri
William Coon of Gilmer
Barney Coon of League City

Stepson: Johnny Burgay of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Twenty-eight Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Claud Elmo Coon
Husband: Leon Burgay
Parents: Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor
Brothers: Frank Taylor, Henry Taylor
One Infant Sister
Stepdaughters: Betty Jean, Dorothy Louise
Stepson: Ronnie Burgay

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


Robert E. Watts, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away at his residence in San Augustine on Monday, October 13, 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Red Land Cemetery with Rev. S. J. Clark officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Holman Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Latonya Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Lycinda Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Sons
Robert Sirell Watts (Cheryl) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Watts (Casandra) of Dallas, Texas

9 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters
Edwina Clifton (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
Dorothy Thomas (Ernest) of Kountze, Texas
Elizabeth Robinson of Oceanside, CA

Brother, Charles E. Watts of Houston, Texas

Host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette, 95, of Timpson, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home in Silas. She was born on August 21, 1919 in Huntington, Texas the daughter of Samuel Bonner and Effie White Bonner. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Edward Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church beginning at 1:00 PM and going until service time.

Cleona was very active throughout her life. She helped run the family farm, and she participated in the Home Demonstration Club. She was very involved as a leader in the 4-H. She was a great journalsist, writing for the Tenaha and Timpson News, submiting the Silas Community News. She loved to travel and took many trips abroad. During these trips she would chronicle the events and happenings to share with others when she returned home. Being a great cook, many great times were spent with family and friends in the kitchen and around the table. She had the heart of a true servant. She was a longtime faithful member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, and served in many capacities, including Worthy Matron, in the Timpson Order of the Eastern Star, Newbern Chapter #1135.

She is survived by her two sons: Bruce Crump and his wife Bonnie of Kilgore and Bernard Crump of Lufkin; by her 4 daughters: Nelda Robison and her husband, Tommy of Center, Betty Hairgrove of Timpson, Vicki Huckaby of Liberty, Texas and Valeta Hudman and her husband Billy of Timpson; by 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Allen “Bud” Crump on July 30, 1974, whom she married on January 1, 1938; by her parents: Samuel and Effie Bonner, by two brothers: Johnny Bonner and Hubert Bonner; and by two sisters: Rosalee Walters and Janie Gilbert.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mrs. Laviolette is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


10/14/2014

Odessa J. Powdrill, Odessa J. Powdrill, 93, of Garrison, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Powdrill was born August 21, 1921 in Garrison to William T. Strong and Era Pullen Strong. She was a member of Libby Church of Christ in Garrison.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Kathryn Howard of Garrison

Granddaughter: Lara Smith

Great Grandson: Emerson Smith

Brother, Joe Buck Strong of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband, Howell B. Powdrill

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Ray Strong, Justin Shull, Roger Clifton, Robert Powers, Clell Sparks, Leon Manning, Willie Cranford and Steve Cranford.

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


Willie Mae Fenley, 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born August 9,1927 in Shelby County to Willie T. Bullock and Kizze Mae (Richardson) Bullock.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie T. and Kizze Mae Bullock, Husband, Elva Fenley, Son, Robert Glen Phillips, Son, Charles Ray Bittick, Granddaughter, Regina Simonson, Grandson, Roger Phillips, Brother, Roy Bullock, Step-sons; Elton Fenley & wife, Ruth, Lamar Fenley & wife, Frances, Billy Jo Fenley & Zeno Fenley & Step-daughter, Thelma Fenley.

She is survived by:

Sister, Ruby Bullock of Center

Brother, Robert Bullock

Daughter-in-law, Delores Phillips of Carthage

Great Granddaughter, Ciji Simonson of Carthage

Great Grandson, Shawn Simonson of Carthage

Great Great Grandsons:
Kaden Ridgeway of Beckville
Jaxon Bagley of Carthage

Numerous Step Granddaughters, Step Grandsons, Step Great Grandsons & Step Great Granddauhgters

Niece, Cathy Casey & husband, Rick

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


10/13/2014

Lee Elma Jenkins, 65 of Center, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center with Bro. Kevin Dones officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center. The wake will be Thursday October 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 8, 1949 in Shelby County to Hudson Jenkins and Blue Bell Coleman Jenkins. She worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors and the Light & Champion. She was a member of the Lilly of the Valley Church of God in Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Hudson Jenkins and Sister, Helen Jenkins Haynes.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Blue Bell Jenkins of Center

Husband:
Jackie Pitts of Center

Children:
Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville
Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas
LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband, Chadwick of Houston
LaDerrica Pitts Williams & husband, Gary of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Raven Gardner, Joshua McNealy, Chadwick Bailey,
Des’mone Williams, Kiara Williams, Deonte Williams & Devin Williams

Great-Grandchildren:
Zion Bailey, Deondre Williams, Des’more Williams & Alasia Beauford

Half Sister:
Joyce Ann Cartwright of Shelbyville

Special Lifelong Friend:
James Newton of Center

Special to her heart:
Darryl Gardner of Huntsville

Nephew & Nieces:
Chris Jenkins of Huntsville
Veleka Haynes of Houston
Krashaun Haynes of Houston

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


Artis “Shedro” Jackson, age 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away during the early hours of Sunday, October 12, 2014 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery with Rev. George Cartwright, Officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Son, Johnny Ervin Jackson of Center, Texas

3 Daughters:
Reta Ann Hale (Donald) of Center, Texas
Shirley Jackson of San Augustine, Texas
Shonda Greer (Michael) of Center, Texas

7 Grand Children and 11 Great Grand children

3 Sisters
Dora Jones of the Bland Lake Community
Margureite King of Shelbyville, Texas
Lena Jones of Houston, Texas

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


10/12/2014

Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson, 83, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. George Grace officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:30 PM preceding the service.

Born September 3, 1931, in Rusk County, Texas, Bobbie Lou Anderson Brinson was the daughter of the late Jewell Bernice and Maud (Childs) Anderson. After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, Bobbie attended Lon Morris Junior College. In 1954 in Gary, TX, she married the late John Thomas Brinson. Bobbie spent the remainder of her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and poultry farm operator.

Surviving Bobbie are her son Frank Brinson of Timpson; daughters, Pam Franklin and husband Larry of Timpson and Cynthia Brinson and partner Carol Brinson of Timpson; brother C. E. “Sonny” Anderson and wife Janice of Longview; sisters, Nell Seelbach of Nacogdoches, Glenda Golemon and husband Stan of Dallas; Marjory Gregory of Arlington, TX, and Ann Davis and husband Bob of Long Branch, TX; granddaughter L’erin Brinson and great grandchildren, Colton Miles Carr and John Tristan Franklin.

Bobbie Anderson Brinson was preceded in death by her parents Jewell and Maud Anderson, husband John Thomas Brinson, and granddaughter Roxanne Brinson.

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


10/11/2014

Graveside services for Aubrey Lloyd Beckham, 65, of Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Reverend Bill Beckham will officiate.

Mr. Beckham was born November 18, 1948 in Nacogdoches, Texas and passed away October 10, 2014 peacefully in his sleep at home in Monroe, LA. He loved football and played halfback at Logansport High School. He was also a U. S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, 1970–1973 aboard the ammo ship USS Pyro.

He enjoyed hunting, yard work, oldies music and muscle cars. He was preceded in death by his parents Aubrey M. and Alice Lindsey Beckham.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Luse Beckham; daughter, Lindsey M. Beckham; siblings, Ann Beckham Hurst, Janet Beckham Stewart, and Edward Lynn Beckham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA - See more at http://kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com/obituary/aubrey-lloyd-beckham/#sthash....


10/08/2014

Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Crawford departed this life to enter his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. Tom was born in Timpson, Texas on March 15, 1927. He grew up in Joaquin, Texas.

He was drafted during WWII after he graduated from Joaquin High School. His first tour of duty took him to Korea. For a time after he got out of the U.S. Army but was in the Army Reserves. He worked in the East Texas oilfield and met the love of his life, Laura Gossett. They were married in 1947. Tom was called back into active duty. He decided to make the Army a career and served for 25 years, earning a Purple Heart. A second combat tour in Korea followed. Later he was deployed to Vietnam as an advisor during JFK’s presidency (1960-1961). His last overseas duty was spent in Okinawa as part of the logistical support for Vietnam (1966-1968). Tom retired at Fort Sill, Ok in 1970.

He and his family moved to Henderson in 1971 so they could be close to their families. Tom completed his education at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1974 and earned his BBA. Many friends were made at SFA. Later he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at SFA. Because of his love for education, Tom and Laura established several scholarships to provide students with educational opportunities. They also provided scholarships to students at East Texas Baptist University. His generous spirit blessed many during his life and left a lasting legacy.

His next career began at Henderson Clay Products where he was Personnel and Safety Director. When Boral Products acquired the brick business he served as a vice president until his retirement in l989. Tom served on various boards and was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce in Henderson. He was a long time active member of the Henderson Lions Club. Tom was also a 32nd degree mason and a shriner.

In the years following his retirement, Tom and Laura traveled to many places. Their special memories were made as they worked with the Volunteer Christian Builders from First Baptist Church, Henderson. As a member of FBC, Tom taught the Radio Bible Class for a time. He enjoyed the fellowship of this class and listened to it by radio when he was unable to attend services.

Thomas, along with his family, would want to thank the caregivers of Emeritus-Henderson. For the past year he was a resident of Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler, Texas. The care and attention he received was such a blessing as they ministered to his needs in many ways. The final salute given by those at Watkins-Logan touched the family since the men he lived with were like his brothers and the staff were like our family. A special heartfelt appreciation goes to these special men and women. Heart to Heart Hospice also gave excellent care to Tom. We appreciate each person who dedicated themselves to his service.

Loving God, his country, family and friends was evident by all who knew Tom. He found great pleasure in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Stella Kathryn Hall (Kathy) and Roy. Grandchildren-Trenton and Rachael Hall, Corby Hall, and Jen Hall. Great-children-Sam, Lilly, Levi, Luke, Reed, and Benjamin. They were the delight of his life. Nephews and nieces-Doug Crawford, Jr. , Joe Crawford, and Judy Zick. A special niece, Helen Holland, gave her time and love to her Uncle Tom.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Gossett Crawford, his parents, Tommy and Bessie Scott Crawford, sister, Bennie Alice Hutto, and brothers, Bud, Doug, Sr. and Charles.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Higgs officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Henderson Lions Club.

Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions can make them to SFASU Alumni Assn. at PO Box 6096, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-9918, East Texas Baptist University Scholarship Fund, c/o University Advancement, East Texas Baptist University, One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670, or the Volunteer Christian Builders of FBC at 207 W. Main St., Henderson, TX 75652. Any gifts or contributions would be appreciated.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.


10/06/2014

Milton Ray Barber, 62, of Corrigan, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Barber was born August 17, 1952 in Porter to G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber.

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Barber of Corrigan

Children:
Lynnon Ray Lewis and wife, Chrissy of Hudson
Samantha Jane Byrd and husband, Dillon of Central
Rachel Michelle Barber of Corrigan

Grandchildren:
Levi Neal Barber
Miles Raynes Barber
Payden Ray Barber
Ava Elizabeth Byrd

Step Grandchildren:
Jason Pina
Alice Pina

Brothers:
Jr. Barber of Houston
Bobby Barber and wife, Vickie of Latexo
Jerry Barber and wife, Kathy of Porter
Edward O’Neil Barber and wife, Terri of Central

Sisters:
Barbara Gail Scroggins and husband, Wyman of Zavalla
Doris Marie Francois and husband, Bobby of Corrigan

Special Cousins:
Donald Murray and wife, Sandy
Susie Hicks and husband, Donny
Marie Hicks
Sheila Jean Jurney
Charlie & Janie Wallin

Nephews:
Bryan Keith Barber
Josh Barber
Brent Barber
Zack Conway
Charles Lynn Conway

Nieces:
Marsha Francois
Tracy Francois
Christy Scroggins
Marlena Scroggins
Jessica Barber
Tonya Conway

Numerous other relatives and loved ones

Preceded in death by
Parents: G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber
Brothers: Garland Lee Barber, Charles Otis Conway

Pallbearers will be Donald Otis Murray, Jerry Barber, Edward Barber, Bryan Barber, Josh Barber and Bobby Francois.

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


10/05/2014

Jeane Burns, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burns was born April 7, 1938 in Pineland to Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by

Children:
Joe Burns and wife, Tammy of Roswell, New Mexico
Florance Adams and husband, Steve of Tenaha
Billy Burns and wife, Rayla of Silsbee
Charles Burns and wife, Brendah of Center
Bridget Kay Burns Collins of Harrisburg, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Mandie Caldwell and husband, Jerry
Loren Wade and husband, Corey
Rana Thornhill and husband, Brent
Whitney Minix and husband, Zack
Michael Adams
Janci Kay Burns
Mary JoLeigh Collins
Lance Aydan Collins
Angela Meredith
Aaron Burns

Eight Great Grandchildren

Life-long Friends:
Jean Alford
Lois Cox
Tammy Kyles

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Joe D. Burns
Parents: Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord
Beloved Mother-in-law: Lenora Burns

Pallbearers will be Craig Burns, Chester Burns, Paul Burns, James Cox, William Cox and Vince Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Scott and J.B. Scott.

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


10/03/2014

Benny "Gargoon" McCoy, age 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday night, October 1, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.

Wake will be held 6pm until 8pm, Saturday night, October 4, 2014 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with interment at Westview Cemetery with Pastor Brandon Owens to officiate.

He is survived by:

Mother, Willie Mae Ingram of Center

Step-father, Ulyssie Ingram of Center

Brother, Billy Ray McCoy of Center

Sisters:
Willie Jean Ragster of Bossier City, LA
Sarah Jane Mosby of Center

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


Maw Dee, 40, of Center passed away Friday, October 03, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church Chapel.

He was born January 1, 1974 in Burma to Pha Bu and Moe Lwai.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pree Gay of Center

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


10/02/2014

Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia, 24, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Mario Orellana officiating. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 5, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha. Services will be Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He was born June 9, 1990 in Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008. He worked for Red River Pump Specialist in Shreveport, LA. He is member of the Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Father:
Alfredo Acopa Ferral of Joaquin

Mother:
Mireya Alicia Acopa of Joaquin

Brother:
Alfredo Acopa of Joaquin

Sister:
Genesis Mireya Acopa of Joaquin

Maternal Grandmother:
Mireya Alicia Sanchez de Heredia

Paternal Grandmother:
Elia Ferral Montiel

Girlfriend:
Erika Arcibar of Center


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


Ronny Lynn Raybon, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Mamou, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana with Bro. Jimmy Price, Bro. Ben Brittain and Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Cassel Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana.

Mr. Raybon was born June 5, 1949 in Converse, Louisiana to Thomas Jefferson Raybon and Margie Mae McDonald Raybon. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 46 years: Sue Raybon of Joaquin

Children:
Eric Raybon and wife, Meschelle of Logansport, Louisiana
Rhonda Raybon Sandifer and husband, Michael of Joaquin
Brenda Raybon of Joaquin
Linda Raybon of Joaquin
Christine Raybon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Erica Gamble and husband, Johnie
Dillon Sandifer
Jessica Raybon
Vincent Raybon
Ronny Godinez
Lanie Godinez
Bobbie Sue Childress
Conner Raybon
Aidan Campbell
Nadia Campbell

Great Grandchild: Maddy Gamble

Mother: Margie Mae Anderson and husband, Alfred of Converse, Louisiana

Brothers:
Lonny Raybon and wife, Sherrie of Joaquin
Rickey Raybon and wife, Nita of Converse, Louisiana

Sister: Nancy Rigsby and husband, Delmer of Converse, Louisiana

Step Brothers:
Dow Anderson and wife, Mary
Dinky Anderson
Rod Anderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Thomas Jefferson Raybon

Pallbearers will be Joey Raybon, Dylan Raybon, Eli Raybon, Scotty Cummings, Mike Cummings Jr. and Bradley Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Darrell Alford, Bro. Dale Hicks, Mr. James Avant, Mr. Louie Bushiey, Bo Posey, “Tall Boy” and Jim Bilbrey.

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

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09/30/2014

Gloria Jean King, age 66, of the East Liberty Community passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her residence.

A wake will be Friday night, October 3, 2014 from 6pm until 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. She will lay-in-state from 10am until 11am, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Todd Springs Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Bush Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas with Pastor Simmons officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Margureite King of Shelbyville

Daughter, Crystal Young of Shelbyville

Son, Roland (wife, Niki) Young of Shelbyville

3 Grandchildren

Sisters
Margie Blount of Katy, TX
Jacqueline King Pierre of Jacksonville, FL

Brother, Roosevelt King, Jr. of Shelbyville

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


Ms. Muriel (Bailey) McGee, 71, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.  She was born April 17, 1943, in Ashtabula, Ohio.  A cremation was selected and no services are planned at this time.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


09/29/2014

Charles Ray Davis, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Neuville Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 13, 1936 in Van Zandt County, Texas to John Henry and Lillie Mae Davis. He served in the National Guards, he was a welder for Tyler Pipe for many years and he retired from Tyson after many years. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John Henry and Lillie Mae Davis, Son, Charles Ray Davis, Jr., Brother, John Henry Davis, Jr. & Sister, Wanza Lee Burks.

He is survived by:

Wife, Billie Eaves Davis of Center

3 Daughters:
Linda Masoud & husband, Maher of Humble
Ginger Little of Conroe
Tonya Walker & husband, Richard of Conroe

Step Children:
Kathy Ford & husband, William of Bronson
Debbie Loftin & husband, Ronald of Joaquin
Marty McDaniel & wife, Ann of Joaquin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

5 Sisters:
Elizabeth Chaney of Ben Wheeler
Ruth Mullins & husband, Max of Ben Wheeler
Pearlene Purkey & husband, Delbert of Minneola
Martha Ann Liebel of Fruitvale
Ann Aldridge & husband, Robert of Lubbock

Half Sister, Opal Kemp of OK

Half Brother, Fred Davis of OK

Pallbearers will be Deacons of Neuville Baptist Church

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


09/28/2014

Billy Van Hairgrove, 56, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hairgrove was born December 13, 1957 to Van Newton Hairgrove and Patsy Marie Lilly Hairgrove.  Mr. Hairgrove was a member of AMA, Shelby County Cruisers and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Janet Hairgrove of Center

Son: Joel Ethan Hairgrove of Center

Sisters:
Becky Jordan of Center
Beth Cassell and husband, David of Center

Brother: Bobby Hairgrove and wife, Carol of Henderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Van Newton Hairgrove and Patsy Marie Lilly Hairgrove

Pallbearers will be Donnie Adams, Johny Covington, Kenneth Hardy, John Halstead, Matt Boren, Terry Stanaland, Bill Arnold and Waylon Griffith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sylvester Riley, Zach Verhalen, Caiden Rainbolt, Jack Ford, Taylor Tomlin, Adam Reeves, Dustin Hearne, Josh Burns, Jared Wiggins, Chris Dunn, Dalton Horton and Kamden Owens.

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


09/25/2014

James Harold Milford, 73, of Longview, TX, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, in Longview. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born September 26, 1940, in Timpson, TX, James Harold Milford was the son of the late William Arthur and Emma (Ramsey) Milford. He graduated from Timpson High School, and on July 9, 1960, he and Flora Jean Smith were married in Houston. James Harold was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T for thirty years and retired as an office manager. He was a member of Calvary Christian Tabernacle in Longview.

Survivors include his wife Jean Milford of Longview; 3 sons, Ricky, Tracy, and Darren Milford, all of Longview; sister, Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson; brothers-in-law Ken Ramsey and Howell Glen Hudson, both of Timpson; and 3 grandchildren, Amanda Milford and husband Val, Dustin Rivers, and Conor Milford.

In addition to his parents, James Harold Milford was preceded in death by sister Judy Ramsey and an infant sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James H. Milford Memorial Fund, Chase Bank, (account #3045130985) .

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


John W. Perritt was born January 14, 1951 in Wisner, LA. and passed from this life September 22, 2014 at his residence in Monterey, LA.

Funeral services will be 11am Saturday September 27, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church in Monterey, LA. with Rev. C. D. Beard and Rev. Paul Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Coates-Perritt Cemetery in Monterey, LA. Visitation will be 5pm till 8pm Friday September 26, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church Monterey, LA.

John is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Lillie Perritt, two brothers Boyd Perritt and Clarence Rogers, a sister Betty Humble, sister in-law June Rogers, nephew David Perritt and two nieces Glenda Sue Rabb and Trela Rogers.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Jason Perritt and wife Andrya of Weatherford, Texas,
Mario Perritt and wife Dannette of Weatherford, Texas,

Grandchildren: Melanie Perritt, Colten Perritt, Natalie Perritt, Nathan Perritt, and Rebecca Perritt, Daisy Perritt, Dakota Perritt, and Kayla Hollis,

Sisters:
Minnie Sue Crouch and husband Jackie of Monterey, LA.,
Adalene Duncan and husband Walter of Monterey, LA.,
Audrey Barbe and husband RE of Center, Texas,

Brothers:
Earl Perritt and wife Dot of Monterey, LA.
Jimmy Rogers of Weatherford, Texas

And many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be James Rodney Crouch, Michael Crouch, David Hedrick, Eddie Meache, Albert Crouch and Charlie Perritt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Duncan, Jackie Crouch and Jimmy Rogers.

Friends may call for visitation 5pm till 8pm Friday September 26, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church in Monterey, LA.

Online guestbook at www.comerfh.com

Services under the direction of Comer Funeral Home Ferriday, LA.


James Authur Polk, Jr., age 44, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Polk passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his Residents in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, September 27, 2014 at True Vine Baptist Church with Officiating Minister, Charlotte Nelson. Visitation will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Sons Chapel.

Survivors include: 

Wife, Brenda Perez of San Augustine, Texas

Children:
Javon Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Robert Johnson of San Antonio, Texas
Oceania Johnson of Houston, Texas

Mother, Mrs. Nettie Polk of San Augustine, Texas

2 Sisters
Sarah A. Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Sonja Polk of San Augustine, Texas

1 Brother, Antonio Henson (Gloria) of Dallas, Texas 

As Well as a Host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary


09/24/2014

John William Jarrell, 86, of Longview, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in Longview.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. Jarrell was born January 15, 1928 in Eldorado, Illinois to Sam T. Jarrell and Flossie Vessell Jarrell. He served in the United States Air Force in 1946. Mr. Jarrell was most recently employed as a brick mason.

He is survived by
Daughters:
April J. Isham and husband, James of Longview
Candice J. Riedel and husband, Bill of Longview

Sons:
Michael Dean Jarrell and wife, Darlene of Horn Lake, Mississippi
Johnny Lee Jarrell of Longview

Eight Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sam T. Jarrell and Flossie Vessell Jarrell
Son: Allen Dion Jarrell
Sister: Mrs. Jeanna M Luster

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


09/22/2014

Rex E. Bradshaw, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Mr. Bradshaw was born February 25, 1946 in Center to Elvie Franklin Bradshaw and Doris Hewitt Welch Bradshaw. He was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Bradshaw was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Donna & Kelly McSwain of Center
Branden & Cindy Bradshaw of Center
Melissa & Mike McGhen of Center
Buddy Lee & Chastity Bradshaw of Center
Derek & Debra DiVerdi of Center
Denny & Gus Minkler of Logansport, Louisiana
Stacey & Phillip Scarborough of Huxley
Kristin & Michael Whisenant of Center

Grandchildren:
A.J. & Amy McSwain
Rick, Payton and Brady McSwain
Dustin & Ashley Chandler
Jake & Keni Bradshaw
Chelsea Bradshaw
Ashton, Rebekah, Ethan and Presley McGhen
Cutter and Chylar Bradshaw
Jager and Chesney Hudman
Carley and Drew DiVerdi
Jordan and Cole Powdrill
Juli Ann and Carmella King
Brayden, Brylee, Brysen and Bryant Scarborough
Kobe, Kade, Cathy and Gabrielle Whisenant

Great Grandchidlren:
Collin and Blakeley Chandler
Jason Bradshaw
James Lee McSwain

Special Friends: Kristi & Clifton Porter

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elvie & Doris Bradshaw
Wife: Cathy Bradshaw
Brothers: Charles Bradshaw, Benny Wayne Bradshaw
Sisters: Latain Whittlesey, Betty Lou Daugherty

Pallbearers will be A.J. McSwain, Rick McSwain, Payton McSwain, Jake Bradshaw, Dustin Chandler, Drew DiVerdi, Jordan Powdrill, Cole Powdrill, Clifton Porter, James Radney, Kevin Link and Cecil Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Porter, Royce Lynn Johnson, Jim Belrose and Bubba Scates.

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


09/20/2014

Grover Cook Hicks, age 104 of Center passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Services will be 4pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Grover was born October 18, 1909 in Shelby County to parents, Grover Cook & Annie Lou (Jetton) Cook McWilliams. Grover’s father, Grover Cook, passed away before Grover was born and she was named after her father. She was a member of First Baptist Church in La Marque, Texas for 47 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Center since 1997. Grover was the last living member of the Conway Bible Sunday School Class and was now a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She retired from South Western Bell Telephone Company where she was a telephone operator for 30 years. Grover was a member of the First Baptist Church Golden Harvest Club, Red Hat Club, Pioneer Club for South Western Bell retirees, she was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, Mother advisor for the Rainbow Girls for 20 years. She loved playing dominoes and 42 and she hated to lose.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cook & Annie Lou Cook McWilliams, her husband, Alvin Hicks, her sister, Eva Cook Stegall and Cousins, Katha & Bill Watson.

She is survived by:
First Cousin:
Murel Bush Thomason of Center and her family
Betsy & Dan McDonald of Houston
Yondi Watson & family of Center
Yanci & Ron Hendricks & family of Huxley
Brandi & Steven Sikes & family of Houston
Ashli McDonald of Austin

Numerous other family, cousins and many friends

Pallbearers:
Bob Bush, Kenneth Earl Bush, Bruce Bush,
Dan McDonald, Jerrod Nutt & Ron Hendricks

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


09/20/2014

Jeanette Lorraine Rhodes, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in Tyler, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Carroll’s Chapel Church in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Jeanette was born December 1, 1928 in Center, Texas, to the union of Unit & Golice Booth.
She is survived by her
Stepdaughter:
Betty L. Rhodes-Shapiro of Palmdale, California

Sons:
Earl, Mitchell, & Miguel Rhodes of Dallas, Texas

Daughters:
Michael B. Rhodes, & Michelle J. Berry of Dallas, Texas
Marcialynne “Lyndi” Rhodesfields of Tyler, Texas
Myra L. Fields of Boise, Idaho

Brothers:
Willie G. Booth
Jimmy R. Booth

Sister:
Margaret J. White

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Husband: E. Clifton Rhodes Jr.
Parents: Unit Booth and Golice Wright
Daughter: Mitcheon Gibson, Sacremento, California
Son: Marcus L. Rhodes, Dallas, Texas
Brother: James “Jim” Milford Booth, Center, Texas
The family would like to thank the staff & nurses of Pine Grove Nursing Center for all of their help & care for our mother, along with her health care providers.

Memorial services conducted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, 936-598-4331.

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


09/19/2014

Jimmy Glynn McMahon, 70, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. McMahon was born October 24, 1943 in Shelby County to Hoy E. McMahon and Avis Holt McMahon. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent much time hunting and fishing. Mr. McMahon loved his family and was always laughing, telling jokes and entertaining them with his great sense of humor.

He is survived by
Wife: Judy McMahon of Dallas

Son: Scotty McMahon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Aaron McMahon of Dallas
Summer McMahon of Joaquin

A number of step children and step grandchildren

Brother: Tommy McMahon and wife, Frances of Center

Sister: Linda Moody and husband, Tommy of Center

Nephews:
Michael McMahon and wife, Linda of Center
Brad Moody and wife, Kaylyn of Nacogdoches

Niece: Jan Storrs of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hoy E. McMahon and Avis Holt McMahon
Grandparents: Hamp V. McMahon and Ellie McMahon; Lee Holt and Maude Holt

Pallbearers will be Tommy McMahon, Tommy Moody, Brad Moody, Michael McMahon, Scotty McMahon and Aaron McMahon.

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


09/18/2014

Archie Thompson Buddin, Jr. died at the age of 85 on September 13, 2014 in Lufkin, Texas.

A private memorial service was held on September 15, 2014 in Center, Texas.

Born August 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor. He was a graduate of Salem High School and The Military College of South Carolina, the Citadel. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and was awarded the Purple Heart in Korea. Archie retired after a successful career in the automotive industry as a sales executive with Ford Motor Company, Subaru and Toyota.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Melanie Lyons of Delray Beach, Florida
Michelle Buddin of Florence, South Carolina
Tiffany Buddin and husband, Chad of Rosenberg, Texas

Brother: Pat Buddin and wife, Peggy of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Lois Ann Coker and husband, Donald of Turbeville, South Carolina
Mary Gayle Paul and husband, Jerry of Westerville, Ohio

Grandchildren:
Cassie and Hillary Lewis
Julie and Jonathan Tomaiko

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


Patrick O’Neal Buddin, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pat was born August 21, 1934 in Clarendon County, South Carolina to Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor. He served in the United States Army. Pat met Peggy on a blind date and on that date, he asked for her hand in marriage. She said, “Yes” and they were married three months later. October 1st would have been their 48th wedding anniversary. In August of 1967, Pat and Peggy moved to Center. In December of the same year, he became one of the founders of Toledo Finance Corporation. Pat later became the sole owner and today there are over sixty locations in Texas. He loved Toledo Finance Corporation and he most recently served as chairman of the board. Pat was still involved, along with his two children, Jason and Adrienne, in day to day business operations. Pat valued each of his employees and loyal customers. He loved his family and especially enjoyed the time they spent traveling. Pat had a love for cars and over the years he owned a variety of automobiles. He enjoyed attending “Board Meetings” at Center Tire Company with his close friends. He had a huge heart and loved helping others. Pat was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Buddin of Center

Son: Jason Patrick Buddin and wife, Angela of Austin

Daughter: Adrienne Buddin Schoelpple and husband, Brian of Austin

Grandchildren:
Ashley Bigbie
Jameson Schoelpple
Zoe Buddin
London Buddin

Sisters:
Lois Ann Coker and husband, Donald of Tuberville, South Carolina
Mary Gayle Paul and husband, Jerry of Westerville, Ohio

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor
Brothers: Jerry Blake Buddin and Archie Thompson Buddin, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Steve Tinkle, Brad Davis, Dewey Howard, Kirk Dillon, David Chadwick and Murray Mathews. Honorary pallbearers will be W. I. Davis, Gail Cuculic, James Campbell, L.H. Hewitte, Kenneth Hardy, Buddy Hancock, Fred Wulf, Rick Campbell, Luke Motley, Mike Middleton, Jason Covington, Jerry Bob Nix, Bob Reeves, Sammy Dance and Will Lucas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pat and Peggy Buddin Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin University, PO Box 6092 – SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092 or https://forms.sfasu.edu/giving/onlinegift.asp

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


09/17/2014

Betty Pickard, 84, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 in San Augustine. She was born to Carl E. Olson and Aurilla Hooper on October 2, 1929 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation is from 5pm until 8pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine. Burial will be at Chumley Cemetery, San Augustine County with Bro. Cliff Durham officiating.

She is survived by
Daughter: Margie Brown, and husband, Bill of Texas City, Texas

Sons:
Tommy Pickard, and wife, Colleen of San Augustine
Jerry Pickard, and wife, Cyndi of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Cliff Eberland, and fiancé, Alaina Mathewson
Derron Cook, and wife, Jocelyn
Caleb Pickard, and wife, Randi
Collette Hanzel, and husband, Tracy
Casey Pickard, and wife, Melissa
Audrey Craig, and husband, Robert
Hollie Craig, and husband, Daniel
Jerry Pickard Jr., and wife, Jessica
Calan Pickard, and fiancé, Jennifer Lout

Great-Grandchildren:
Kyle; Lauren; Andrew; Timothy; Charlotte; Sawyer; Ethan; Samuel; Judah; Caden; Peyton; Noah; Elijah; and McKenna

Brother-in-law: Horace Pickard, and wife, Peggy of Nederland

Sister-in-law:
Eleanor Mills, and husband, Ernest "Punk" of San Augustine

8 siblings

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burton Pickard; and 2 siblings

Online condolences can be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Nolan Edward McDonald, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ben Gibbs and Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. McDonald was born May 13, 1928 in Shelby County to Luther James McDonald and Coren Snider McDonald. He served in the United States Navy and later became a self-employed farmer and rancher. Mr. McDonald enjoyed being a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years. He was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a deacon.

He is survived by
Sons:
Larry McDonald and wife, Larenda of Center
Gary McDonald and wife, Angela of Center

Daughter: Tammy Steptoe and husband, Bruce of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Casey Lovell and husband, Bradley
Lindsey Snell and husband, Stephen
Jason McDonald and wife, Lyndy
Greg McDonald and wife, Stefanie
Grant McDonald and wife, Heather
Bryan Sanders and wife, Kassie
Brodie Steptoe and wife, Tiffany
Kyle Steptoe and wife, Samantha

Great-Grandchildren:
Dillan Snell, Delane Lovell, Kobe Sanders, Kylie Snell, Carsey Lovell, Kingston Sanders, Sydney Vee McDonald, Dallas McDonald, Denver McDonald, Gavin McDonald, Shade McDonald, Easton Steptoe, Levi McDonald, Gace McDonald, Tenley Snell, Landry McDonald

Sisters:
Bronice Curtis of Shelbyville
Garvis Raborn and husband, Henry of Splendora
Jean Risinger and husband, Edward of Shelbyville
Belva Hofmann and husband, Don of Magnolia

Brothers:
Howard McDonald and wife, Betty of Houston
Gordon McDonald and wife, Pat of Carthage

Brother-in-law: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law:
LaWanda Reynolds of Buna
Martha McDonald of Houston

Preceded in death by
Wife of 58 years: Virginia Parker McDonald
Parents: Luther James McDonald and Coren Snider McDonald
Brother: Marlon McDonald

Pallbearers will be Jason McDonald, Greg McDonald, Grant McDonald, Brodie Steptoe, Kyle Steptoe, Stephen Snell, Bradley Lovell and Bryan Sanders.

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


09/16/2014

Paul Thomas Hudspeth, age 56 of Center passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in San Augustine after a sudden illness.

Graveside service will be 4 pm, Friday, September 19, 2014 at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Lee Saenz officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 am until 3:15pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Family will go in procession from the funeral home to Old Sardis Cemetery, leaving the funeral home at 3:15pm.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed & Mavy Hudspeth and Brother, Eddie Earl Hudspeth.

He is survived by:

Wife, Shannon Gibbs of Center

Children:
Jerry Paul Hudspeth & wife, Misty of Timpson
April Gilchrist & husband, Lark of Center
Chrystal Crabtree & husband, Will of North Carolina
Justin Gibbs of Center
Kelsey Gibbs of Center
Mary Hancock of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Adria & Brylie Hudspeth & Faith Noel
Dakota Hudspeth & Sierra Harvey, Victoria Gilchrist & Austin Gilchrist
Destiny Hobson, Hannah & Madison Crabtree

Brothers & Sisters:
Jesse & Sandy Hudspeth
Henry & Shelly Hudspeth
Yancy & Christina Hudspeth
Claudia Faye & Tommy McClelland
Nina Jo Walker & John Miles
Frank & Debbie Hudspeth

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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


Our precious angel on Earth, Charlotte Jeanette Lunsford, 71, born March 5, 1943 in Houston, Texas and a resident of La Porte, Texas entered into the presence of Jesus in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Dumas, Texas.

Family will receive friends on September 18, 2014 for a visitation from 12 PM until 2 PM with a service at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church--275 West Magnolia, Garrison, Texas.

Over the past 45 years of her life, she had traveled throughout the United States singing about Jesus and winning souls for the kingdom of Heaven. Her kind, loving, and sweet spirit touched so many lives throughout her time here on Earth. She was such a special lady to everyone who she came in contact with. Known by Momma, Nanny, and Aunt Net, she was truly one-of-a-kind. We know she is rejoicing on the streets of gold with the love of her life, Wendell and her son, Craig, who she longed to be with.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Jesse Wendell Lunsford; her precious son, Wendell Craig Lunsford; her sweet sister Judy Barrackman; and Mother Melba Hollan & Father, E.E. Hollan.

She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law; Tammy & Ben Hannan; Denise & John Denton. Grandchildren; Chad Warden & wife Nikki, Cassie Stafford & husband Jeremy, Brandon Lunsford, Caleb Warden, and Brittney Rost & husband Rickey; Great-grandchildren; Kelsi Warden, Addison Warden, Hannah Stafford, Hailey Stafford, Cade Warden and Hensley Stafford. Sisters; Darlene Phillips & husband Bill, Brenda Khalili & husband Ray, brother-in-law, Charles Barrackman and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

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


Woodrow Wilson Foster, 101, of the Short Community of Shelby County, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 in Henderson.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. W. T. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Woodrow was born November 5, 1912 in Stephenville to William Thomas Foster and Annie Lou Blanton Foster. He worked as a display artist for Leonard Brother’s department store before WWII. During the war, Woodrow worked as a draftsman for Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth. In 1946, he moved to the Short Community of Shelby County, where he ran a dairy farm. When the poultry industry hit Shelby County, Woodrow raised chickens. He retired from the poultry industry in the late 1960’s and devoted all of his time to his artwork. One of his greatest achievements was being named the winner of the annual Texas State Artist competition in 1991. Woodrow retired from art in 2004, but continued to draw his caricatures. He lived at his home in the Short Community until 2012, when at 100 years of age, he moved to Henderson to live with his daughter.

He is survived by
Daughter: Sara Beth Hancock and husband, Joe of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Amber Joanna Hancock of Tyler
Seth Foster Hancock of Henderson

Great Granddaughter: Stella Bethmarie Speck of Tyler

Nieces and Nephews:
Marlin Glynn and Jayne Hughes of Nacogdoches
Carol Ann and Bill McCarty of Burkeville
Terry and Judy Foster of Center
Wamon Foster of Hart
David and Jeanne Foster of California
Keith and Diana Foster of Missouri
Royce Ray Foster Case of Abernathy
Nell Dene Foster and Parker Kelly of California
Jerry and Nancy Foster of Oregon
Danny Foster of Oregon
Leroy Foster and Loridene of Hereford

Preceded in death by
Wife of 70 ½ years: Lorene Hughes Foster
Parents: William Thomas Foster and Annie Lou Blanton Foster
Brothers: James Clyde Foster, Jesse Olin Foster, Charles Alonza and Emma Della Foster, Benjamin Bryan and Joy Irene Foster, Silas Roy and Hulda Foster, Emmett Edgar and Maggie Lena Foster, Thomas Otis and Lettie Louella Foster, Robert Lee and Ellen Virginia Foster
Sister: Annie Opal and Ernest Robertson
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Herbert Marlin and Uletha Glaze Hughes
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law: Herbert Trammel and Lillie Mae Turner Hughes
Nieces and Nephews: Charles Ray Foster, Gerre Bryan Foster, Benjamin Dwight Foster, Charles Alonza Foster Jr., Annie Marie Foster Koster, Aileene Elizabeth Foster Tucker, William S.D. Foster, Russell Duane Foster, Joyce Laverne Foster, Everett Robertson

Pallbearers will be Seth Hancock, Terry Foster, Scott Foster, Lynn Turner, John Monk, Sammy Monk, Jon Hughes and Dylan Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Short Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Short Methodist Church
PO Box 854
Center, Texas 75935

Short Cemetery
c/o Sue Bell
1243 Sunset Circle
Center, Texas 75935

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


09/15/2014

Ima “Biggie” Hendricks, 77, of Huxley, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Larry Chandler & Chad Murphy officiating and eulogy given by grandsons, Jon Jones & Jared Jones. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 19, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to A.E. “Buddy” and Evie (Anthony) Wagstaff. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. She was a resident of Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, A.E. “Buddy” & Evie Wagstaff, Husband, L.E. “Sambo” Hendricks, Brother, Jerry Wagstaff and Sister, Doris Thompson.

She is survived by:

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Teresa & Craig Jones of Huxley

Daughter:
Linda Jansen of Huxley & friend, David Griffin

Grandchildren:
Ashley Balkcom & husband, Jason of Huxley
Jon Jones & Kinsey Carrington
Jared Jones & wife, Madison of Huxley
Drake Jansen of Huxley

Great Granddaughter:
Landry Balkcom of Huxley

Sisters:
Billie Hooper of Shelbyville
Mary Guidroz of Vidor
Linda Rachal & husband, Alton of Natchitoches, LA

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Prentice & Thelma Hendricks of Huxley
Verbon & Joyce Hendricks of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Craig Hendricks, Ron Hendricks, Bryan Hendricks,
Luke Hendricks, Jeff Cater, Puncho Elliott, Steve McQueen,
Bubba Metcalf, Johnny Metcalf, Billy Thompson, Lance Murphy & Chad Murphy

A special thank you to the staff of Green Acres Nursing Home for all of the love and care they have shown our Biggie for the past 4 years.

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


Osis E. “Bub” Mitchell, 89, of Garrison, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Mitchell Cemetery in Walker County with Bro. Tommy Largent officiating.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 16, 1925 in Willis to Osis Mitchell and Hycie Key Mitchell. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved spending time with family.

He is survived by
Brothers:
H.M. Mitchell and wife, Thelma of Garrison
L.C. Mitchell and wife, Sandra of Timpson

Sister: Nancy Taylor of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by
Parents: Osis Mitchell and Hycie Key Mitchell
Wife: Audria Mitchell
Sister: Earline Boyd

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


Larner B. “Buddy” Davis, 78, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Granberry and Larry Hume officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Ashbury Chapel Cemetery in Center under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Mr. Davis was born August 25, 1936 in Logansport, Louisiana to Larner B. Davis Sr. and Mary Florence Pratt Davis. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #8904. Mr. Davis was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Lela Davis of Timpson

Children:
Steve Dewayne Davis of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Kathy Lynn Bunch and husband, Clayton of Louisiana
Rhonda Anne Babineaux of Duson, Louisiana
Tonya Jean Romero of Duson, Louisiana
Donnie Aaron Davis of Duson, Louisiana
Monica Ann Lantier of Scott, Louisiana

Stepson: Jody Ray Grubbs and Micah of Timpson

20 Grandchildren

A number of Great-Grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Larner B. Davis Sr. and Mary Florence Pratt Davis
Son: Ronnie B. Davis
Daughter: Deborah Dianne McCauley
Stepson: Michael Weldon Grubbs

Pallbearers will be VFW Post #8904, Jody Ray Grubbs III, Steve Dewayne Davis and Trace Davis.

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


09/12/2014

Roberta Jane Summers, 67, of Humble, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 in Humble.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center; beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Ms. Summers was born October 8, 1946 in Illinois to James Martin Summers and Dolores Imogene McClure Summers.

She is survived by
Husband: Donald Langley of Lawton, Oklahoma

Daughters:
Dianne Truitt and husband, Allen Truitt of Center
Dody Mahoney and husband, Matt of Norman, Oklahoma

Brother: Earl D. Thurmond II of Humble

Sisters:
Glenda F. Tarpley of Texas
Sandra Hambrick and husband, Cary of Charlottesville, Virginia

Grandchildren:
Ashley Alexander of Center
Patrick Mills and fiancé, Mikaela Stone of Center
Averie Truitt of Center
Lauren O’Connor of Norman, Oklahoma
Logan Mahoney of Norman, Oklahoma
Madison Mahoney of Norman, Oklahoma

Great-Grandchildren:
Payton Brown of Center
Braden Alexander of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Lisa Hambrick Daidone of Crozet, Virginia
Anna Tarpley of Spring
Billy Tarpley of Spring
Donnie Kettler of Spring
Skipper Thurmond and wife, Teresa and daughter, Arel of Humble
Troy Britney of Kingwood
James Britney of Kingwood
Ashley of Texas

Great Nieces & Nephews
Elizabeth Daidone of Crozet, Virginia
Jason of Texas

Preceded in death by
Father: James Martin Summers
Step Father: Earl D. Thurmond
Mother: Dolores Thurmond
Infant Son
Sister & Brother-in-law: Judy and Bill Kossbom

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


09/11/2014

Willie Mae “MawMaw” Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Todd Jenkins and Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Bush was born February 5, 1922 in Shelby County to Archie Kimbro and Alma Bailey Kimbro. She was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church in Center, where she was involved in the 50+ Club.

She is survived by
Son: Don Bush and wife, Susan of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Peggy Watlington and husband, Jasen
Gaylon Howard
Robert Bush
Penny Jones and husband, Wayne
Melody Griffin and husband, Robert
Steven Bush and wife, Renee
Jimmy Bush
Kathryn Shofner and husband, Vic
Lesley Cockrell

Great-Grandchildren:
Roni Goodwin
Brandi Shiflett and husband, Tommy
Lacy White
Elizabeth Pinkston and husband, Richard
Linsey Watlington
Gage Watlington
Braydon Howard
Macie Bush
Cassie Bush
Nathan Jones
Kylee Moore and husband, Cheyenne
Blake Griffin
Colton Bush and wife, Jessica
Ruston Bush
Taylor Amburn
Cam Amburn
Bryce Cockrell
Reese Cockrell

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Alanea, Kase, Logan, Camden, Dylan, Kinzley, Andrew, Landry “Roadrunner”, Greysen, Jaxon, Brooklyn, Destin, Kaden, Emma, Eli, Addie

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Sister-in-law: Bonnie Berwick

Special Niece: Sarah Lee

Preceded in death
Husband: Special Bush
Daughter: Jeanette Brothers
Son: Ronnie Bush
Parents: Archie Kimbro and Alma Bailey Kimbro
Great-Granddaughter: Dayna Howard

Pallbearers will be Ricky Hollingsworth, Michael Bush, Dwayne Bush, Darren Wiggins, Justin Lee and Bubba Bush. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Wheeler, Danny Bush, Eric Lee, Randy Bush, Paul Wiggins, Jody Wiggins and Nathan Jones.

The family wishes to give special thanks to her caregivers, Peggy, Penny, Melody, Roni, Alanea, Kylee, Lacy, Bonnie, Sarah, Alice, Brandi, Paula, Jennifer and Lisa.

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


09/11/2014

Fred Glynn Cruse, age 77 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at his residence in the James Community.

Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Fred was born January 2, 1937 in Joaquin to parents, Dan & Sibbie (Eaves) Cruse who precedes him in death. He was a carpenter and worked for Whittaker Construction Company in Shreveport for many years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he was the song leader for many years. He was known as “Pop” to his step-children and step-grandchildren that loved him and will miss him dearly.

He is survived by
Wife:
Barbara Griffin Cruse of Center

Step-Children:
Leisha Sowell & Jerry Meldrum of Joaquin
Donald Sigler & wife, Melissa of Center
Amy Trent of Timpson
Elizabeth Mitchell & husband, John of Temple

10 Step-Grandchildren
12 Step-Great-Grandchildren

Pallbearers:
Sammy Arnold, Brandon Sowell, Glenn Sowell, William Cox, Steve Cox & Ronald Miller

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


Clarise Henry, 90, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at County Line Cemetery in Rusk County with Bro. Gayle Odom officiating.

Ms. Henry was born August 27, 1924 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Calvin Lindsey and Fannie Dollar Lindsey. She was a member of Lighthouse Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Shirley Gilmore and husband, Everett of Hebert, Louisiana
Judy Green of Tenaha
Kathy Bryce of Caledonia

Sons:
James Owens and wife, Sandra of Mt. Pleasant
Junior Owens and wife, Stacy of Tenaha
Tony Henry of Tenaha

Twenty-seven grandchildren

A number of great and great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Calvin Lindsey and Fannie Dollar Lindsey
Sons: Michael Henry, Kenneth Owens

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


09/10/2014

Timothy Blaine Foehner, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Foehner was born January 23, 1943 in Washington County, Texas to Adoue Blaine Foehner and Dorothy Odell Wheeler Foehner. He retired from Griffin Oil Company after 20+ years of service and also worked at Davis Timber Company for a number of years. Tim was an avid fox hunter and loved to hear his hounds running. He never missed an opportunity to be at any activities involving his grandkids. Mr. Foehner was a member of Center Bible Fellowship in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Rick Foehner and wife, Kelly of Shelbyville

Granddaughters:
Blaine Foehner and fiancé, T.J. Goodwin of Shelbyville
Krystina Henry and husband, Brad of Frisco, Louisiana

Grandson: Cade Foehner of Shelbyville

Great-Grandsons:
Grayson Henry of Frisco, Louisiana
Gavin Henry of Frisco

Preceded in death by
Parents: Adoue Blaine Foehner and Dorothy Odell Wheeler Foehner

Pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, David Griffin, James “Porky” Landua, Albert Welch, Jeff Boyd and Eric Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Lawson, Douglas Jackson, Tommy Moody, Don Moody, Robert Griffin, and Tommy McMahon.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Foehner’s name to The McDade House of Shreveport, 1825 Warrington Place, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.

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


Ronnie N. Britton, 71, of Timpson, Texas, died September 8, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carroll W. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Ronnie Nathenial Britton was born January 7, 1943 in Shelby County, Texas. He was the only child born to the marriage of Garland and Bertie Mae Harris Britton. Ronnie was raised and schooled in Timpson graduating with the high school class of 1962.

He worked as a farmer and carpenter. Mr. Britton married Debbra Ann Fields December 12, 1987 and they celebrated 26 years together. Ronnie loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing and hunting. He is preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Britton is survived by his loving wife Debbra Britton of Timpson, mother Bertie Mae Britton of Timpson, mother-in-law and father-in-law, C.W. and Lucille Fields of Antioch, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Sarah Fields of Carthage, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

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


09/09/2014

Arnie Patterson, age 55, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014, in Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas. He was born November 2, 1958, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to H. Allen Patterson and Wanzie Brewer Patterson. He served 5 years in the U.S. Navy and later started Patterson Tree Service until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. Allen Patterson; and stepsisters, Mitzi Blackerby and Sheila Pounds.

Mr. Patterson is survived by:

Wife, Robin Patterson

Son, Casey Patterson and wife, Niekkole, of Houston, Texas
Son, Michael Barnett and wife, Jeannie, of Flint, Texas
Stepson, Jay Lawrence and wife, Samantha, of Houston, Texas
Stepdaughter, Amanda Nelson Rice of Michigan
Stepdaughter, Leslie Luna of Virginia

Grandsons, Shane Barnett, Achilles Patterson and O'Rylan Davis

Six other grandsons and one granddaughter.

Mother, Wanzie Wheeler and stepfather, Sam Wheeler of Tenaha, Texas

Brother, Doug Patterson and wife, Terrie, of Henderson, Texas
Brother, David Patterson of Houston, Texas
Sister, Ruth Patterson Winters and husband, Joel, of Jefferson City, MO

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm Friday, September 12, 2014, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 501 E. US Hwy 80, White Oak, Texas 75693. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Texas Funeral Home, Longview, Texas.


09/07/2014

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years teaching, raising children and enjoying life together.

Ouida received her bachelor's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned her master's degree in educational administration. As a high school English teacher, she spent more than fifty years in the classroom touching the lives of many students, mentoring many young teachers and building countless lifelong relationships. In Austin, Ouida taught at Travis High School, McCallum High School and retired from Anderson High School in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was occasionally called upon to share her insights on the scriptures of the week. She truly loved teaching, literature and her family.

Ouida was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Jack Dent and her sister Rodell (Dent) Spencer. She is survived by three brothers: Roy Dent of Lake Murvaul, Texas, Troy (Kay) Dent of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Ted (Pat) Dent of Nacogdoches, Texas; four children: W. Robin (Pat) Whiteside of Austin, Vikki Whiteside of Midpines, CA, Marti (Ron) Willens of Pacific Palisades, CA and Stan (Tay Tanya) Whiteside of Fajardo, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren: Gage Brown of Austin, William R. Whiteside of Austin, Brandy Whiteside (Justin Little) of Austin, Shane Ingraham of Austin, Zack (Yesika) Ingraham of Austin, Stephanie Ingraham of Los Angeles, CA and Troy Whiteside of Austin; and seven great-grandchildren: Easton Brown, Noah Ingraham, Kobe Ingraham, Kaylee Whiteside, David Whiteside, Cris Whiteside and Jaylee Whiteside.

Sid Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate at the memorial service at 11:00 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ouida's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3520 Executive Center Dr., Suite #140, Austin, Texas 78731.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at The Summit Northwest for their contributions to Ouida's care and comfort.


09/06/2014

Rev. Douglas Keifer McDonald, 81, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at his home in Timpson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 8, 2014, at Hi Way Tabernacle, Timpson, with Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born August 1, 1933, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, Rev. Douglas McDonald was the son of the late Ollie D. and Maud (Smith) McDonald. On June 29, 1956, he and Sarah Crump were married in Terrell, TX. Douglas McDonald was a truck driver for Wanda Petroleum and a mechanic for Eakin Motor Company until he opened Doug McDonald & Sons Auto Repair in 1982. In 1988 he opened McDonald & Sons Auto Parts and in 1993 acquired Ace Hardware.

After attending Hi Way Tabernacle one Sunday in 1968, he began pastoring the church as long as his health allowed. Even though occupied with his business endeavors and pastoring Hi Way Tabernacle, Rev. Douglas McDonald served as the mayor of Timpson from 1998 until 2010. And he still found time to lovingly fulfill his roles as husband, father, and Papa.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah McDonald of Timpson; 3 sons, Douglas Roy McDonald and wife Aretta of Overton, TX, Jim McDonald and wife Tammy of Timpson, and Tim McDonald and wife Misty of Timpson; aunt Effie Edwards of Timpson; and 5 grandchildren: Melissa Rodriguez, Ryan McDonald, Reid McDonald, Keelie McDonald, and Bailen McDonald.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Douglas McDonald was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Doy, Eloy, and Norman McDonald.

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


09/04/2014

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, 93, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Military honors will be given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday evening, September 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born May 5, 1921 in Kaufman Co, Texas to Tom and Minnie (Cantrell) Jacobs. He served in the US Army for 4 years during WWII. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tom and Minnie Jacobs, Wife, Kate Jacobs, Granddaughter, Dana Elizabeth Bryant & Brothers & Sister, Marvin Jacobs, Tommy Lee Jacobs, Lloyd Jean Jacobs, Lewis “Slim” Jacobs & Della Lee Edwards.

He is survived by:
4 Children:
Jeanie Bryant & husband, Scott of Cleveland
Susan Valentine & husband, Jack of Horseshoe Bay
Ronny Jacobs & wife, Sandra of Houston
Penny Jacobs Lightfoot & husband, Larry of Columbus

Grandchildren:
Kyle Bryant of Cleveland
Craig Bryant of Cleveland
Ryan Bryant of Rusk
Michael Marshall & wife, Christine of Florida
Kimberly Etheridge & husband, Scott of League City
Andrea Dominguez & husband, Randy of Bacliff
Deanna King & husband, Skipper of Katy
Aaron Jacobs of Houston

Great-Grandchildren:
William & Christine Bryant
Angela Bryant
Sophie & Zoe Marshall
Ella Kate & Ava Etheridge
Trevor, Tristan, Tate & Taylor Dominguez
Sarah & Allen King

Brother:
Billy Dean Jacobs of Terrell

Sister:
Murlene Griggs of Canton

Sisters-in-law:
Vaydene Hamm of Paris
Frances Via of Beaumont
Reception for family & friends to follow the services on Monday at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

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


09/03/2014

Henry Leroy Wilburn, 64, of Patroon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 after fighting the good fight against cancer.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham, Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Leroy was born Sept. 29, 1949 in Orange, TX to Henry L. and Grace Wilburn. He retired as a truck driver for Tyson Foods after 26 years of employment. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 26 and was baptized by Bro. Fred Stewart. Leroy was liked by all who knew him and will be remembered for his sense of humor and joyful personality. He was well-known for his ability to do any mechanical work that needed to be done and for being a Ford fanatic. In his spare time, he rebuilt and remodeled a 1966 Ford F-100 twice and a 1966 Ford Mustang, painting them both his favorite color, blue. He enjoyed trot-line fishing and was known to bring in 70 and 80 pound catfish on his week-long camping trips with the family. A camping trip for him meant no running water, electricity or civilization for miles around. In his earlier years, he also enjoyed raccoon hunting and won several trophies with his hunting dogs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry L. Wilburn.

He is survived by his mother, Grace Wilburn of Patroon; children, Brandi Emanis and husband, Scott, of Patroon, Shannon Wilburn and wife, Tera, of Sexton, Katie Smith and husband, Jonathan, of Patroon; grandchildren, Jessie Rose, Ashton Battles, Delaney Emanis, Jaiden Wilburn, Max Emanis, Raylee Wilburn, Kaylin Miller, Keelan Wilburn; siblings, Bernice Graham and husband, Hugh, of Lufkin, Donice Wilburn and wife, Alice, of Nacogdoches; and many friends and extended family members.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Rose, Ashton Battles, Max Emanis, Shannon Metcalf, Ray Buckley, Joe Flowers and Thomas Ray Bryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Burnice Ray Bryan, Bruce Denby and James Blue.

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


Funeral services for Mr. Willie “Uncle Bob” Cartwright (76) of Nacogdoches, Texas, formally of the East Hamilton Community died September 3, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas. Services will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 623 MLK Drive, Center, Texas. Mr. Cartwright’s service is set for 10:00am. Rev. Charlvin Doty will be officiating.
Mr. Cartwright is survived by:

Wife, Flora Mae Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas

(3) Sons: Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
James Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas
Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas

(1) Stepson: Jasper Pettigrew

(4) Daughters: Alice Cartwright Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas
Peggie Cartwright Scott of Jacksonville, Texas
Loretta Cartwright (Charlvin) Doty of Phugerville, Texas
Linda K. Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

(1) Stepdaughter: Pam Pettigrew

(2) Brothers: Walter Allen Cartwright of Ft. Worth, Texas & Jack Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
(1) Sister: Iva Nell Johnson of Shelbyville, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, September 5, 2014, from the hours of 6pm to 8pm
Burial will be at Brittain Creek in the East Hamilton Community (Shelbyville, Texas)


09/02/2014

Taylor Keith Keele, 21, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Memorial Medical Hospital in San Augustine.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 1, 1993 in Nacogdoches to Troy and Tirrie (Dobos) Keele. He graduated from Timpson High School in 2011 where he graduated with honors and was ranked 14th in his class and he was active in powerlifting and track. Taylor was full of life, he loved skiing, fishing & rope swings. He was a dare devil and lived life to the fullest, always with a smile, full of love and energy. He will be truly missed by his family & friends.

He is preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Opal Dobos & Sue Keele, Grandfather, Dan Keele, Uncle, Tony Keele, Uncle, Cowboy Santos and Uncle, Danny Keele.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Troy & Tirrie Keele of Center

Brother:
Randall Gilchrist & wife, Cheli of Martinsville

Sister:
Terrin Strahan & husband, Brenton of Gary

Brother:
Therrin Keele & fiancé, Tiffany of Center

Twin Brother:
Tyler Keele & girlfriend, Kelsey of Center

Brother:
Camden Hughes of Center

Grandfathers:
Doug Dobos of Tenaha
Marshall Dover of Center

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:
Ryan Keele, Matthew Stanley, Mark Stanley, Lonnie Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Sr. & Michael Hurst

Honorary Pallbearers:
Marshall Dover, Doug Dobos & Justin McGuire
In lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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


Jim Burr III, 57, of Center, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Mr. Burr was born June 25, 1957 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Jim William Burr Jr. and Mary Ellen Estes Burr. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

He is survived by
Wife of 35 years: Vickie Burr of Center

Children:
Danny Hayden Burr of New Mexico
Jessica Michelle Ingerton and husband, William of Shelbyville
Jim William Burr IV and wife, Tiffany of Center
Steven Huskey and wife, Lindsay of Neuville

Grandchildren:
Devlyn Ingerton, Sheridan Ingerton, Brionna Ingerton, Autumn Ingerton, Samantha Burr, Hunter Burr, Caitlyn Burr, Quinton Burr, Braxton Montgomery, Easton Burr, Ashton Moore, Dillon Moore

Mother: Mary Ellen Estes of Joaquin

Six Sisters

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jim William Burr Jr.
Sisters: Sonya Burr

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


09/01/2014

Hatcher B. "Paw Paw" Horton, age 92, of the Mt. Gillion Community, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Funeral services will be at 1pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, 5545 Hwy 87N Center, Texas. Rev R.L. Cotton will be officiating.

Mr. Hatcher was a WWII Veteran.

Survivors are:
(2) Brothers: His twin Lane B. Horton & Milton Horton, Jr. of Center
(1) Sister: Thelma Henderson of Center

(7) Children that he reared:
Bessie Mangum of Tacoma, Washington
Margie Nell Thomas of Portland, Oregon
Joseph Horton of Center, Texas
Eric (Shelia) Horton of Austin, Texas
Edward Horton of Center, Texas
Josie Harper of Spring, Texas
Sharon Hamilton of Timpson, Texas

Visitation will be at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church on Friday, September 5, 2014 from the hours of 5pm to 8pm. Burial will be at Mt. Gillion Cemetery. The repass will be at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church following the committal.

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

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08/31/2014

Royce Ray Wilburn, 52, of Melrose, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Chaney officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to service from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born on October 15, 1961 in Center to Charlie Dane and Shirley Eloise (Daugherty) Wilburn. He worked in the logging woods as an equipment operator for Rodriguez and Sons Logging.

He is preceded in death his Father, Charlie Dane Wilburn and Grandparents, George & Lena Wilburn and Jim & Eva Daugherty.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cora Jackson Wilburn of Melrose

Son, Brandon Wilburn of Melrose
Daughter, Fara Wilburn of Melrose
Daughter, Catherine Ray & husband, Mitchell of Nacogdoches
Daughter, Jackie Luaders of Missouri

Grandchildren:
Nicholas Ingle of Nacogdoches
Payten & Allison Luaders of Missouri

Mother, Shirley Wilburn of Nacogdoches

Brother, Robert Wilburn & wife, Margaret of Nacogdoches

3 Sisters:
Gail Kent & husband, John of Louisiana
Sherry Sowell & husband, Wesley of Nacogdoches
Brooksie Wilburn of Nacogdoches

Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Jesse & Kathy Jackson of Nacogdoches

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Cindy & Harlan Baker of Nacogdoches
John & Tracie Jackson of Tyler
Jason & Kristen Jackson of Nacogdoches
Joey & Lacy Jackson of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Brandon Wilburn, Robert Wilburn, Jason Jackson, Joey Jackson, Michael Ray & Rodney Ford

Honorary Pallbearers: John Jackson, Colton King, Andy Wagstaff, Harlan Baker & Michael Thomas

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


Alton Crawford, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 in San Augustine.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. A visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral service.

Mr. Crawford was born July 29, 1928 in East Point, Louisiana to Frank Crawford and Lela Belle Gilbert Crawford. He grew up in North Louisiana and entered the Army near the end of WWII, serving in the Army Security Agency in Europe. Mr. Crawford enjoyed a long career as an oil and gas producer. Alton and Gay enjoyed traveling to many places across the country this work required. In later years, they were blessed to have the company of their grandchildren in their home. Even in retirement, Mr. Crawford worked hard and always liked to keep busy with his yard and many projects.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Becky Maris and husband, Dewey of Mont Belvieu
Gena Williams and husband, John of Arlington
Sue Dendy of Cooper

Grandchildren:
Angie Klutts and husband, Ben
Traci Forbes
Kimberly Williams
Jennifer Sproat and husband, Mickey
Chris Maris

Great Grandchildren:
Emily
Kaylee
Marcus
Micah

Sisters:
Virginia Eckfield
Ann Joiner
Patsy Metz
Mercille Jach

Preceded in death by
Wife: Gay Bass Crawford
Daughter: Sandy Forbes
Parents: Frank Crawford and Lela Belle Gilbert Crawford
Brothers: Frank Crawford, Herman Crawford

Pallbearers will be Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Paul Crawford, Joe Crawford, Clinton Risinger and Kenneth Risinger.

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


08/30/2014

Taylor Keele, 21, of Center, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in San Augustine.

Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among his survivors include:

Parents:
Troy Keele of Center
Mother, Tirrie McDonald of Center

Brothers & sister:
Tyler, Terrin & Therrin

Additional service information & survivors will be announced at a later time.
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral home, Center, Texas.


Frances Ann Weaver, 69, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Bethany Cemetery in Coushatta, Louisiana.

Frances was born November 6, 1944 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Elton Harrell Weaver and Annie Mae Jackson Weaver.

She is survived by
Children:
Dennis Liker and wife, Becky of Center
Carol Thomas and husband, John Patrick of Center
Anna Stephens of Joaquin
Jason Liker and wife, Karen of Center
James Liker of Center

Thirteen Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Brother: Richard Weaver and wife, June of Coushatta, Louisiana

Sister: Carolyn Weaver Johnson of Shreveport

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Dennis J. Liker
Grandchildren: Joshua Liker, Jaysen Graves, Joseph Liker
Parents: Elton Harrell Weaver and Annie Mae Jackson Weaver
Brothers: Harrell Weaver, Virgil Joe Weaver, James Marlowe Weaver
Brother-in-law: Jackie Johnson

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Liker, Avery Liker, Jordan Graves, Jake Liker, Aaron Liker and Jesse Liker.

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


08/29/2014

Kenneth Ray Curbow, age 73, of Garrison, Texas passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. Kenneth was born February 11, 1941 in Galveston, Texas to Will D. and Edna Sweetie (Lawson) Curbow.

Funeral will be Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Bro. James Edwards will hold the service.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Interment will be Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Surviving family:

Son, Michael Curbow and wife Jan

Grandchildren:
Melissa Jernigan and husband Jeremy
Amanda Barham and husband George
Michelle Curbow

Great Grandchildren: Christian, Shawn, Kaden, Cason Jack, Lawson & Kathleen

Brother: Roger Curbow

Sisters: Sally Ritter, Geneva McCray, Martha Wade

Host of other relatives and friends

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


Dollie Frances (Stephens) Black, 64, of Bedias, TX passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Madisonville. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00AM Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Day Funeral Home Chapel. Derwin Youngblood will officiate. The family will receive visitors from 5-7PM Monday, September 1, 2014 at Day Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow in Hagan Cemetery in Crockett, Texas.

Dollie was born on June 5, 1950 in Houston to John L. Stephens, Sr. and Rena J. (Panama) Stephens. Dollie spent most of her adult life in Crockett where she raised her children and grandson, Bryan. For many years, she owned/operated Wholesale Auto Parts and Home Laundry in Crockett. Dollie moved to Bedias in 2000 where she loved being close to her family, but missed her friends in Crockett. She was very active with Madisonville High School Band while Bryan was attending. Dollie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Beach; brother, Bobby Stephens, Sr.; brother-in-law, Robert Jackson, Sr.; sister, Frances Steelman; step-daughter, Terry Black; and grandson-in-law, Brandon Hayes, Sr.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Lee (PoJo) Crank, Jr. and wife Annie of Freeport, TX
Louis (Diddle) Black of Latexo, TX

Daughter, Angela (Angie) Jansen and husband Bryan of Tenaha, TX

Brother, John Stephens, Jr. and wife BJ

Sister, Margie Jackson

Sister-in-law, Shirley Key

Grandchildren: Trey, Bryan, Emalee, Raylen, Josalynn and Drake

Great-grandchildren: Ryker, Brandon, Lilly, Caidi and Aiden

Step-children, Barbara, John and Louie and their families

Numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly as her own, especially Brooklynne her coffee drinking buddy and her caretaker Heather.

Services are under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.


08/27/2014

Ollie “Cot” Sigler Ellington, age 93, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas. She was born September 23, 1920.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 from 12:30 pm until 6:30pm at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Sons
Gene Alton Sigler (Myra) of Converse, Texas
Charles R. Ellington (Patricia) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter, Patsy Johnson (Willie) of Center, Texas

8 Grandchildren

4 Step-Grandchildren

5 Great-Grandchildren

2 Great-Great-Grandchildren

A host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


08/26/2014

George Allen Goodwin Jr., 56, of Joaquin, died August 15, 2014 with his family by his side.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Goodwin was born on July 11, 1958 in La Marque to George Allen Goodwin Sr. and Pauline Edomm Goodwin. George was a member of the Old Home Baptist Church.

George was previously employed by N. L. Baroid for many years and was recognized for the design and introduction of the Mobile DWD Pulser District Flushing Rig, a tool used for downhole drilling and widely used in the oilfield industry today.

He grew up in Alvin and as a young child loved riding mini-bikes with his siblings, cousins and neighbors. He later started riding motorcycles and raced motocross, winning many trophies. George loved sailing and had a sailboat that he loved sailing in the Clear Lake/Kemah area. He also had a small Hobie Cat sailboat that he frequently took his nieces and nephews on, sailing for hours. They called him “Galby” and they would go “Hobieing”.

George will be especially remembered for his quick wit and the ability to make people laugh. He was very caring and giving. He loved to make gifts for people; making guns, knives and special mementos for family and friends.

He is survived by
Mother, Pauline Kaper and husband Ronnie

Sisters;
Pam Cunningham
Georganne Palmer

Niece, Jamie Trevino

Nephews;
Michiel Lemaster
Richard Shafer
Chris Shafer

A host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father, George Allen Goodwin Sr.
Dear Friend, Ruth Sanford

Pallbearers will be Don Russell, Scott Kaper, John Oliver, Mike Ramsey, Michiel Lemaster and Waylon George. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Shafer and Chris shafer.

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


W. M. Williams, Jr. (Buck), 90, of Center, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on August 26, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

W. M. Williams, Jr. (Buck) was born in Shelby County on December 21, 1923, to Walter Williams and Willie Ada Muckleroy Williams. He graduated from Center High School in 1941 and went into the U. S. Navy for six years and returned to Center as a disabled veteran. He got his Bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas and taught for two years at Carthage High School.

He met Melba Grimsley in 1948 and it was definitely “love at first sight”, and they were married on September 2 of the same year. They will have been married sixty-six years in September of 2014. Buck and Melba were married in the First Christian Church in Center, where Buck was chairman of the board for many years. He was a charter member of the Center Country Club and served as president several times. For many years, he was the oldest member playing golf.

In August of 1953, the Atlas Plywood Corporation came to Center, and Buck was the first employee hired by that company. He had an “office”, a building 12x12 that had one door and no windows. He was with the “plywood mill” until 1993. He survived six sell-outs and remained forty years with the company. He retired in 1993 with the title of general manager.

In December of 2003, Buck went back to work with his lifetime friend, James Campbell, at General Shelters and Campbell’s Portable Buildings. He had agreed to work for six months, but he stayed for six years and again retired in September of 2010 to his home on Highway 96 where he has lived since that time. During his illness he remained in his home, receiving loving care from his family who were always there for him.

Buck is survived by his beloved family: His wife, Melba Grimsley Williams; his daughter, Montie Dawson of Longview, Texas; his son, Todd Williams and wife, Donna of Weatherford, Texas; one granddaughter, Lindsey Dawson of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandsons: Austin Williams and Garrett Williams of Weatherford, Texas and Stephen Tinkle and wife, Gabreala of Bryan, Texas. His two great-grandchildren are Ilsa Tinkle and Stocker Tinkle of Bryan, Texas. Buck had eight brothers and sisters, but only two brothers survive, Banks Williams and wife, Dorothy, of Montgomery, Texas, and Lowell Williams and wife, Karen, of Longview, Texas. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law: Betty Williams of Longview, Betty Grimsley of Center and Irene Grimsley of Winnsboro, Texas.

One of Buck’s greatest sorrows was losing one grandson, six-year-old Shane Tinkle, in an accident on Highway 96 in the year 1978; he was the son of Montie Williams and Steve Tinkle.

In Buck’s family are fifty surviving nieces and nephews who will serve as honorary pallbearers, and his special friends make up the active pallbearer list. They are Rick Campbell, Jason Covington, Johnny Covington, David Ginn, Steve Tinkle, Charles and Martha Rushing, David and Angela Koonce, Retha Starkey, Derek Pierce, and Joe West.

A special thank you goes to Joel McMahon and Chris Watlington, the pastor and music director at the First United Methodist Church as well as to all the members whom Buck was proud to call his “church family”. Also a special word of gratitude goes to a special friend and cousin who lives just up the road, whose employees would come and lift Buck from the floor each time he fell. Thanks, Weldon.

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


Joe Dan Hairgrove, 77, of Timpson, Texas, passed away August 26, 2014, in San Augustine, TX. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Born April 20, 1937, in Shelby County, TX, Joe Dan Hairgrove was the son of the late Joel Otto and Leta Mae (Bowlin) Hairgrove. After graduating from Timpson High School in 1955, Joe Dan attended Henderson County Jr. College and Stephen F. Austin State University. On June 14, 1958, he and Betty Crump were married in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and he was a faithful member there at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife Betty Hairgrove of Timpson; son Shawn Hairgrove of Timpson;
daughters Nat Klein and husband Boo of Center, TX, Trellis McCann and husband Gary of Center, and Sutton Spieckerman and husband Jeff of Zephyr, TX; 8 grandchildren: Justin Klein and wife Tiffanne, Dakotah Klein and wife Erica, Taylor Brown, Wyatt Hairgrove, Tristan Hairgrove, Abram Hairgrove, Hadley Spieckerman, and Haley Spieckerman; 4 great grandchildren: Lieza and Liela Klein and Ryder and Drake Klein; “ just like another son” Bobby Morris and wife Tracie; and “ just like one of the grandsons” Gavin Pierce; brother-in-law Homer Tompkins of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law Cecil Hairgrove of Timpson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe Dan Hairgrove was preceded in death by brother Charles Hairgrove and sister Thelma Joyce Tompkins.

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


08/25/2014

Harry M. Logan, 76, of Center, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 in Tyler. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.

Mr. Logan was born December 11, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to John Logan and Hazel Mathias Logan.  He was a member of Center First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, was a past trustee, served as vice chair of the church council and participated in the missions committee. 

He is survived by
Wife: Lyn Lawrence Logan of Center

Children:
Christopher Logan and wife, Annette of Vista, California
Amy Logan-Ditolla and husband, Clyde of Columbia, South Carolina

Step Children:
Jeffery Abinette and wife, Lisa of Baiting Hollow, New York
Timothy Abinette of Palmyra, Virginia

Grandchildren:
Erin Bennett, Tony Ditolla, Angela Ditolla, Jeffery Abinette, Travis Abinette, Trevor Abinette, Ryan Abinette, Gabrielle Abinette

Great Grandchildren:
Max, Bubba, Hailey, Holden

Brothers:
John Merle Logan and wife, Lorna of Bandon, Oregon
Howard Logan and wife, Delores of Lake Oswego, Oregon
Kenneth Logan and wife, Grace of New York, New York

Sister-in-law: Jane Logan of Columbus, Ohio

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Logan and Hazel Mathias Logan
Brother: Wayne Logan

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


Charles Albert DeGaugh, 61, of Center, passed away August 23, 2014 in Crockett.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. DeGaugh was born March 24, 1953 in Angleton, Texas to James Oscar DeGaugh Jr. and Johanna Cico DeGaugh. He was previously employed with both Center ISD and Shelbyville ISD, where he served as custodian. Mr. DeGaugh enjoyed picking up cans and visiting with friends and family.

He is survived by
Brothers:
James Ray DeGaugh and wife, Jeannie of Center
Donald Earl DeGaugh and wife, Aileen of Montgomery
Chester Wayne DeGaugh of Houston

Nieces & Nephews:
Matthew Charles DeGaugh
Lisa Cmerek
Jennifer Harvell
Charles Steven Justice
Diantha Renfro

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Oscar DeGaugh Jr. and Johanna Cico DeGaugh
Sister-in-law: Susan DeGaugh
Nephew: Darrell Justice

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


08/24/2014

Don Dotson, 76, of Garrison, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison with Bro. John Spurgeon officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.

Mr. Dotson was born June 7, 1938 in Dickson County, Tennessee to William Dotson and Louise Shay Dotson. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Dotson loved to read western books and was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by
Wife: Glendolyn Dotson of Garrison

Children:
Donna Sue Dotson of Greenville, South Carolina
Dickie Wayne Dotson of North Carolina
Debbie Donaldson of North Carolina
John Dotson of North Carolina
Jeff Dotson of North Carolina
Kim Hutchins of Dickinson, Texas

Stepson: Eddie O’Bryan and wife, Sasha of Pearland

Brothers:
Billie Dotson and wife, Linda
Jimmy Dotson and wife, Linda
Dean Dotson and wife, Ruby
Albert Wayne Dotson and wife, Lauren
Michael Dotson

Sisters:
Pat Travis
Barbra Wills and husband, Elmer
Mary Lankford and husband, Jimmie

Fourteen Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Two Step Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Dotson and Louise Shay Dotson
Sister: Francis Igou
One Grandchild

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


Gwen Thomas “Skeet” Rawson, age 83, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Lufkin Memorial Rehab Hospital in Lufkin, Texas following a severe illness.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Prior to the memorial service, there will be a visitation held beginning at 12:00 noon, and his family invites all of his friends to attend.

“Skeet”, as he was known to his friends, was born on March 21, 1931, in San Augustine County to Thomas Blackwell Rawson and Audrey Sanders Rawson. He was the middle son of three boys. He attended Tarleton State University and graduated as a “Fighting Texas Aggie” from Texas A&M University in 1951 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Sciences. Skeet used to say that he was at A&M when there were not any sidewalks and no girls! He was an active student at Texas A&M and served on their cattle judging team as well as a member of A&M’s national championship horse judging team. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Army.

He began living in Tenaha when he went to work for Arbor Acres Farms, a poultry and egg raising business and he later owned Tenaha Milling Company, a feed mill specializing in custom feeds and fertilizers. He worked every day there until its close.

Skeet was a member of many community organizations in Tenaha through the years, and served as a school board member and as school board President during some turbulent times in the community.

His favorite pastimes were bird hunting and he loved to raise and teach dogs and go hunting with his friends and family. He also loved to read and spent many hours enjoying classic literature as well as his favorite author, Louis L’Amour.

Skeet went by many names to many people. To his daughters and son, he was always “Daddy” and to his nephews he was Uncle “G”. Many of his business associates knew him as “G.T.” and his friends knew him as “Skeet”. His three grandchildren knew him as “PopPops” and they loved playing cards and playing catch with him.

He is survived by his wife, Analea Rawson, of Tenaha, his daughters, Renee Rawson Phillips and her husband, Kirk, of Prosper, Amanda Jackson, and her husband John, of Cayuga, and a son, Matt Rawson of Tenaha. He has three grandchildren, Jeremy Phillips, Jordan Phillips and Nathaniel Jackson. He is further survived by his three “special” nephews, Mike Rawson, Bob Rawson, and Joe Rawson. He also has one surviving brother, Dean Rawson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Blackwell Rawson, his mother, Audrey Sanders Rawson, and his beloved brother. D.D. “Ace” Rawson.

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


08/22/2014

Joseph "Jody" Frank Whitman, age 60 of Copperas Cove, Texas, formerly of Shelbyville and Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at ETMC Tyler.

A memorial visitation will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 7, 1954 in Orange, Texas to parents, John Joseph & Helen Louise (Johnson) Whitman.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny & Helen Whitman and 2 Brothers, John Whitman and James Whitman.

He is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Renee Martin & husband, Kevin of Copperas Cove
Louise Hernandez & husband, Albert of Prairieville, LA
Heather Kendrick & husband, Terry of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jesse Hendrix & husband, Jon of Ft. Benning, GA
Dylan Martin of Copperas Cove
Gabe Ramos of Prairieville, LA
Betty Hernandez of Prairieville, LA
Patsy Hernandez of Prairieville, LA
Chris Fleming & Bethany of Shelbyville
Cullen Kendrick of Joaquin
Cailie Kendrick of Joaquin

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


Bro. Kenneth Verner, 74, of Center, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

James Kenneth Verner was born to James Walter Verner and Velma Vallie Davis Verner in Commerce, Texas on February 9, 1940. He graduated Lubbock High School in 1958 and then attended Westminster College and Bible Institute for biblical studies, where he graduated valedictorian. Kenneth met and married Laura Lee in Dallas, Texas, in 1960, and in 1963 they moved to Magee, Mississippi, where he began pastoring the Congregational Methodist Church. In 1969 he moved his family to Clute, Texas, where he pastored the Congregational Methodist Church for seven years, and then moved to Center, Texas, to pastor New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, from which he retired in 2011. He also pastored the Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Shelby County, Texas, on several occasions, and was doing so at the time of his death. After Laura passed away in 2002, Kenneth renewed an old friendship with Evelyn Lawson Meeks, who had also been recently widowed, and they married in 2003.

Kenneth was a man of many interests and talents, and he pursued those with diligence over the years. He learned carpentry skills from his father and used them throughout his life. As a young man, he was trained as a draftsman, and he applied those skills as the designer of numerous residential houses and church buildings. His early interest in fine arts permeated all of his work, and he developed these skills through courses of study at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, the University of Houston, and Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialty in watercolor. In addition to fine arts, Kenneth worked as a commercial artist and sign painter and owned and operated JKV Art/Design.

While serving as pastor, Kenneth also served in numerous administrative roles in the larger structure of the Congregational Methodist Church. Among these, he was director of Hilltop Camp in Garrison, Texas, for over twenty years, District Conference Chairman for twenty-five years, and the member of various boards, including missions and publication. Locally, he was an active member of the Ministerial Alliance for many years.

As the eldest of six living children, Kenneth became a father figure to his siblings, who often called on him for advice or just to talk. As a husband, he was devoted and loving. As a father, he taught his sons how to work, the value of honesty and dependability, and how to care for people.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Velma Vallie (Davis) Verner, Wife, Laura Lee Verner, Father, James Walter Verner, Brother, Gerald Eugene Verner and Infant brother, Jonathan Verner.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Evelyn Lawson Meeks Verner of Center, Texas
Son:
Craig Verner and wife, Shannon of Quinlan, Texas, and their sons, Jace and Drew
Son:
Timothy Verner of Center
4 Sisters:
Mary Mitchell and husband, Roy of Nacogdoches
Naomi Brimhall and husband, Ron of Bryan
Jane Anderton and husband, Merrell of Sheffield, Alabama
Carolyn Wines and husband, Darren of Lake Jackson
Step Children and step grandchildren:
James Everett Meeks & wife, LeighAnne of Tracy City, TN, and their daughters, Rena Elizabeth, Elizabeth Anne, Hannah Grace & Rebekah Leigh
Johannah Ries & husband, Dale Wayne of Franklin, NC and their children, Nathanael Dale ( and his son, Jadon Elijah) and Stefani Erin Mason & husband, Matthew
Timothy Lyn Meeks and wife, Erica and their children, Phillip Quinten & Raven Eeray
Jeremy Houston Meeks and wife, Kimberly Erin of Fayetteville, TN, and their son, Micah Samuel
Pallbearers:
James Everett Meeks, Jason Verner, Clifford Grimes,
Jace Henry, Gabriel Vidal & Tommy Lawson

In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to one of the following charities:
Ministerial Alliance (Good Samaritan Fund) c/o Bro. Michael Hale 117 Cora St. Center, Texas 75935
New Hope Congregational Methodist Church c/o Dorothy Fausett 404 Parks St. Center, Texas 75935
Congregational Methodist Church General Conference fund for Missions

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


08/20/2014

Funeral services for Heather Elaine Green, 24, and her unborn daughter, Emmie Jo, of Elkhart will be at 11am on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Reeves officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 pm on Saturday at Mt. Comfort Cemetery near Maydelle. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Heather passed away in Shelby County on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born March 12, 1990, in Palestine, Texas to Mark and Brenda Scott Jorgensen. Heather at 24 years old was very strong in her faith, loving God with all her heart. She reached out to people touching many lives and was always there for her friends. Her family was her life and she loved them unconditionally. Her love of animals was ever present and part of her daily life and actions. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. We love you Heather.

Survivors include her husband, Christopher B. Green, her daughters, Camie Capri and Victoria Grace, parents, Mark and Brenda Jorgensen, and her brother, Hayden D. Jorgensen all of Elkhart; in-laws, Eddie and Donna Green and brother-in-law, Chuck Green all of Center; grandparents, Alonzo and Billie Sherman of Maydelle, Rebecca Bitner of Elkhart, and John and Lois Scott of Montalba; and numerous other important and loved family members.

Condolence calls will be received from 6-8 pm on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to GoFundMe.com (Help the Green Family, Center, TX).
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com


08/19/2014

Wilbur Cordell Lout, 72, of The Woodlands, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in The Woodlands.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.

Mr. Lout was born October 31, 1941 in Shelby County to Charlie C. Lout and Dollie Mae Blackstock Lout. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Lout was later employed as lead hand at Armstrong Flooring, where he worked for 40+ years. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.

He is survived by
Sons:
Ronald Lout and wife, Martha of The Woodlands
Jonathan Lout of Center

Grandchildren:
Breia Lout of Joaquin
Holly Lout of College Station
Brandon Lout of The Woodlands

Brothers:
Kenneth Lout and wife, Marilyn of Shelbyville
Randolph Lout of Center

Sister: Carolyn McGee of McKinney

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charlie C. Lout and Dollie Mae Blackstock Lout
Brother: Donice Lout
Mother of his children: Jerri Nail Lout

Pallbearers will be Randall Lout, Richard Tomlin, Jeff McGee and Larry Windham.

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


08/18/2014

Martha Alice Dennis Luman Anthony, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

Ms. Anthony was born August 8, 1941 in Timpson to Albert Dennis and Nancy Walden Dennis. She worked as a home health provider and attended Central Baptist Church.

He is survived by

Children;
Linda Flores and husband Jose of Tenaha
Betty Marie Miller and husband Ronald of Nacogdoches
James Luman and wife Carolyn of Center
Martha Jaimes of Center
Johnnie Susie Plata of Tenaha
George Luman of Center
Thomas Anthony of Center

Grandchildren;
Kristy Adams, Kevin Flores, Korey Flores, Kolton Flores, Jennifer Miller, David Miller, Paul Beard, Jessie Luman, Johnny Luman, Kayla Luman, Alicia Plata, Angela Plata, Alexis Plata, Virginia Patena and Angel Patena

Great-Grandchildren;
Cameron Miller, Skyler Ferguson, Tyler Ferguson, Hannah Adams, Jace Adams, Mikayla Luman, Johnny B. Luman, Marie Flores, Hunter Flores

Brothers:
Albert Dennis of Center
Jimmy Dennis of Shelbyville, Illinois
Gilbert Dennis of Huntington

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Albert and Nancy Walden Dennis

Husbands, Johnny B. Luman and Morris Anthony

Son, Johnny F. Luman

Granddaughters, Nickie Luman and Brandy Nicole Jaimes

Sister, Margaret Lynch

Brother, John T. Smiley

Pallbearers will be Paul Beard, Jessie Luman, Johnny Luman, Thomas Dennis, Matt Chandler, Willie Dennis, Randy Dennis and Shane Dennis. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Barton and Gilbert Dennis.

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


Gladys Edith Campos, 34, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born October 16, 1979 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Juan Francisco Campos and Maria Del Socorro Chaves de Campos.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Juan Francisco Campos officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Parents: Juan Francisco Campos and Maria Del Socorro Chavez de Campos

Brothers:
Juan Campos Jr. and wife, Juanita Garcia of Center
Alberto Campos and wife, Alyssa Powell of Center
Eliud Misael Campos and wife, Ana of Center

8 Nieces and Nephews

Numerous other relatives of the Campos-Chaves Family

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” – Job 19:25-27

“Yo sé que mi redentor vive, y que al final *triunfará sobre la muerte. Y cuando mi piel haya sido destruida, todavía veré a Dios con mis propios ojos. Yo mismo espero verlo; espero ser yo quien lo vea, y no otro. ¡Este anhelo me consume las entrañas!” – Job 19:25-27

Online condolences & tributes can be sent atwww.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes, 96, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mrs. Hughes was born December 31, 1917 in the Jackson Community of Shelby County to Thomas Lee Jackson and Sarah Oma Jeans Jackson. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting and most of all spending time with her precious family. She was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Zelna Belsha of Joaquin
Sue Weaver and husband, Buford of Center

Grandchildren:
Reene’ Hooper and husband, Duane of Houston
Denise Owens and husband, Pete of Center
Larry Weaver and wife, Pam of Center
Chad Hughes of Benton, Louisiana

11 Great Grandchildren

7 Great Great Grandchildren

Many greatly loved step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by
Husband: Leon Hughes
Son: Grady Olen “Bo” Hughes
Infant Daughter: Alice Faye Hughes
Great Grandson: Clint Weaver
Parents: Thomas Lee Jackson and Sarah Oma Jeans Jackson

Pallbearers will be Chad Hughes, Alex Hooper, Rafael Fonseca, Kolby Owens, Karson Owens and Kamden Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Weaver and Pete Owens.

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


Funeral services for Mr. Charles Delmar Crawford, 81, of Henderson, will be held at 2 pm on Monday, August 18, 2014 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Dr. David Higgs and Rev. Don Edmiston officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Crawford passed from this life August 15, 2014 at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. He was born October 6, 1932 in Joaquin to the late Tommy and Bessie Scott Crawford. Charles served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later became a superintendent with an air conditioning company. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church and a member of the William Odom 42 Club. Charles was also a past master of Clinton Lodge #23 and was co-founder of the Rusk County Treasure Hunters Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: brothers, Bud Crawford and Doug Crawford Sr.; and sister, Bennie Hutto.

Survivors include: wife of 62 years, Lou Crawford of Henderson; son, Joe Crawford and wife Susan of Tyler; brother, Tom Crawford of Henderson; grandchildren, Emily Ellis and husband Hughes, Kelcey Crawford, and Brady Crawford; and great grandson, Jace.

Pallbearers will be Roy Hall, Glynn Bert Rawlinson, Ronnie Ferguson, Mike Ferguson, Gene Layne, and Ronney Ortigo. Honorary pallbearers will be Lavern Gibson, Doug Crawford, Edward Lee Ivey, A.L. Layne, Weldon Hopkins, Tommy Hopkins, Dallas Woods, members of Clinton Lodge #23, and the Adult 7 Men's Sunday School class of First Baptist Church.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.


08/16/2014

Graveside services for Odelle Cockrell Moore, 97, of Wells will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston with Chaplain Bob Harbuck officiating.

Mrs. Moore was born October 27, 1916 in Joaquin, Texas to Johnny A. and Zella (Wood) Cockrell, and died Thursday, August 14, 2014 in a local nursing home. Formerly of Houston, she had resided in Wells for seven years. She was a supervisor at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 30 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena.

Survivors include her great-niece, Sherry Conway and husband Eddie of West Columbia; great-great-niece, Hilliary Mitchell and husband Bobby; and great-great-great nephews, Keagan French, Jaymie French, Tristin Doss and Trace Doss.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl B. Moore; sisters, Betty Sapp and Lurline Stuckey; and niece, Esther King.

The family extends special thanks to Wells LTC, Heart to Heart Hospice, and Chaplain Bob Harbuck for their care of Mrs. Moore.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


08/14/2014

Winnifred Helton, 88, of Center, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 17, 1926 in Shelby County to Flewellyn and Zettie (Stack) Samford. She recently retired from Napa-Toledo Automotive where she was a bookkeeper for 35 years. She was formerly a member First United Methodist Church in Center for many years and later a member of St. Marks Methodist Church in Center.

She is preceded death by her Parents, Flewellyn & Zettie Samford, Husband, T.O. Helton & 3 Sisters, Lucille Lamkin, Oneta White & Estelline Bush Parmley.

She is survived by:
Son:
Gary Helton of Center

Daughter:
Zettie Dean & husband, Tommy of Center

Grandchildren:
Dr. Carmon Lampley- Roberts & husband, Darren of Nacogdoches
Dan Helton & wife, Stephnie of Center
Charla Young & husband, John of Natchitoches, LA

Great-Grandchildren:
John Earl & Trey Young of Natchitoches, LA
Elizabeth Bailey of Center
Case Roberts of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
John Young, Charles Eberenz, Willie “Bill” Eberenz, Darren Roberts,
Randy Hughes, Alfred Brown, John Earl Young & Jasen Watlington

Honorary Pallbearers:
Rayford Lamkin and Dan Helton

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


George Allen Goodwin Jr., 56, of Joaquin, died August 15, 2014 with his family by his side.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Goodwin was born on July 11, 1958 in La Marque to George Allen Goodwin Sr. and Pauline Edomm Goodwin. George was a member of the Old Home Baptist Church.

George was previously employed by N. L. Baroid for many years and was recognized for the design and introduction of the Mobile DWD Pulser District Flushing Rig, a tool used for downhole drilling and widely used in the oilfield industry today.

He grew up in Alvin and as a young child loved riding mini-bikes with his siblings, cousins and neighbors. He later started riding motorcycles and raced motocross, winning many trophies. George loved sailing and had a sailboat that he loved sailing in the Clear Lake/Kemah area. He also had a small Hobie Cat sailboat that he frequently took his nieces and nephews on, sailing for hours. They called him “Galby” and they would go “Hobieing”.

George will be especially remembered for his quick wit and the ability to make people laugh. He was very caring and giving. He loved to make gifts for people; making guns, knives and special mementos for family and friends.

He is survived by
Mother, Pauline Kaper and husband Ronnie

Sisters;
Pam Cunningham and husband Jim
Georganne Palmer and husband James

Niece, Jamie Trevino and husband Luis

Nephews;
Michiel Lemaster
Richard Shafer
Chris Shafer

A host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father, George Allen Goodwin Sr.
Dear Friend, Ruth Sanford

Pallbearers will be Don Russell, Scott Kaper, John Oliver, Mike Ramsey, Michiel Lemaster and Waylon George. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Shafer and Chris Shafer.

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


08/14/2014

Celia Pearl Greer, age 86, a long time resident of Center, TX went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Ms. Greer moved to Highlands, TX in 2009, to live with a daughter, when Altzheimer’s resulted in her not being able to live alone. In June 2014 her care needs resulted in her final days at the Rehabilitation & Healtcare Center of Baytown.

Her Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, August, 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 623 Martin Luther King Dr., Center, TX 75935 with Pastor Lucian Taum officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday, August 16, 2014 beginning at 9:00am until 11:00 am. Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Africa Rd. Center, TX. Family and friends will gather at Bright Morning Star cafeteria for the repass after interment

Ms. Celia Pearl Greer was born April 3, 1928 to the late Dee Paul and Goldie Cook Dennis of Bronson, Texas. Celia Pearl was one of nine children and established herself as the boss of them ALL, at an early age. [Tommie, Curtis, Leonard, Keither, W.C., Paul Jones, Velma, Thelma]

Younger Siblings had to suffer the humiliation of being taught and reprimanded both at home and in the school setting as she started her career of teaching after she graduated from Texas College.

She wore many hats and was always involved in and heading up some project, whether Church, Community, or County. Whatever she saw that she deemed might need to be done, she readily tackled, with no fear or regard for anyone else's opinion. She taught school starting in 1947 and continuing thru 1979, in Hemphill, San Augustine, C.H. Daniels and Center Schools. She also worked at Tri-County, at Holly Farms, assumed a trash pick up business after "Dank" had suffered a stoke that disabled him, taught Adult education classes. She was active and involved in numerous community and Church endeavors. Community centers, C.H. Daniels Alumni functions, New Zion Gatsby cemetery, Westview Cemetery, Usher Board, Mission Board, Sunday School Teacher.

She was married to Delton Neil Greer on December 24,1954 at her home in Geneva, Texas by Rev G.W. Taylor and Garfield Richards was their witness. They had two daughters Regina Neil, and Leachress Anita. He preceded her in death in December 1988.

She became a member at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, sometime between 1954 and 1957 and has maintained membership there until her passing.

She leave to cherish her memories two daughters: Regina G. Netherly of Baytown, TX, Leachress A. Dorsey of Highlands, TX. Two grandchildren: Justin Wayne Netherly and Kendall Elyse Dorsey, two sisters Thelma Carmichael and Velma Davis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. three brothers, Tommie Dennis (Evelyn) of Bellwood, Illinois, Keither Dennis of Rosevine, TX and Willie Charles (W.C.) Dennis of Rosevine, TX, a paternal aunt Vernell Donley of Jasper, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Arrangements Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.


Mary Nell Garrett Teer, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 14, 1933 in Panola County to Grady Alvin Johnson and Ella Alexander Johnson.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later time.

She is survived by
Son: Randy Garrett and wife, Margie of Joaquin

Daughter-in-law: Mary Garrett of Beckville

Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

Sister: Laverne Higgins of Splendora

Brothers:
Charles Johnson of the Deadwood Community of Panola County
Buddy Johnson of South Houston

Preceded in death by
Husband: Morris Garrett
Son: Weldon Garrett
Parents: Grady Alvin Johnson and Ella Alexander Johnson
Eight brothers and sisters

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


08/13/2014

Kay Loretta Waterhouse, age 66, of Center, passed away Sunday evening, August 10, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. A wake will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas, Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Richard Phillips of Center

Son, Ardie J. Phillips of Center

A number of cousins and relatives.

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


A private family memorial service for Esther King, 86, of Lufkin and formerly of San Augustine, Nacogdoches & Wells will be held at a later date.

Mrs. King passed away Monday in Lufkin. She was born January 6, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to B.H. & Betty Cockrell Sapp. She lived most of her life in the San Augustine and Nacogdoches area where she worked as a nurse for numerous nursing homes. She was a member of the Joaquin First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit of Lufkin.

Survivors Include

Daughter & Son-in-law:

Sherry Crawford & Eddie Conway- West Columbia, Texas

Granddaughter: Hilliary Mitchell and husband Bobby

Great Grandchildren: Keagan & James French & Tristin & Trace Doss

There will be no visitation.

Services under the direction of O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home, Alto, Texas.


08/11/2014

Philip John Bounds, 66, of Garland, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Garland.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Bounds was born November 29, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Hubert Burke Bounds and Margie Jones Bounds. He served in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by
Wife: Pam Bounds of Garland

Son: Phil Bounds of Spring

Daughter: Mishea Davis-Bounds of Garland

Grandchildren:
Kingsley
Ayden
Hannah

Father: Hubert Burke Bounds

Sisters:
Jama Holder & husband James of Richardson
Marsha Bounds of Center
Melonia Molloy & husband Larry of Timpson
Anita Long & husband Tim of Center

Brother-in-law: Chris Head and wife Annie of Flower Mound

Sister-in-law: Cynthia Butler of Farmers Branch

Preceded in death
Mother: Margie Jones Bounds
Sister: Vickie Jan Bounds

Pallbearers will be Phil Bounds, James Holder, Scott Holder, Isaiah Molloy, Larry Molloy and Darren Wiggins. Honorary pallbearer will be Ayden Davis.

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


08/10/2014

Ruth Sanford, 76, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her residence after a brief illness.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 3, 1938 in Orange County, Texas to Lonnie and Mildred Irene (Whisenhunt) Windham. She worked at Tyson for many years where she was a supervisor in the shipping department and she was also a caregiver to the elderly.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lonnie and Mildred Windham, Husband, C.E. “Tooter” Sanford, Sister, Wilma Jean Lout, Brother, Charlie Windham, Step-Brother, Floyd Socia, Step-Sister, Bernice Branner & Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, W.W. & Annie Sanford.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Darrell Sanford & wife, Pam of Center
Clovis Sanford & wife, Barbara of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Scott Sanford & wife, Allison of Center
Kirk Sanford & wife, Kelli of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Jaxon & Maddox Sanford
Madelyn Sanford

Brothers & Sisters:
Robert Windham of Murkel
Douglas Windham & wife, Shelia of Timpson
Richard Windham & wife, Lynn of Center
Earl Windham & wife, Pat of Center
Gearld Windham & wife, Irma of El Paso
Lonnie Windham, Jr. & wife, Jan of Lufkin
Pat Sherman of Center
Kay Johnson & husband, Al of Carthage

Step Brother, Jimmie Socia & wife, Faye of Nacogdoches

Pallbearers: Scott Sanford, Kirk Sanford, Al Johnson, Earl Windham, Alberto Cortez & Jackie Hilton

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


Clara Ann Touchstone, 71, of Shreveport formerly of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Willis Knighton South in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Ms. Melba Rogers officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 4, 1942 in Shelby County to Avery and Girtuce (Parker) Blount. She graduated from Joaquin High School in 1961.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Avery & Girtuce Blount and Niece, Meta Michelle Bates.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Ben Touchstone of Shreveport

2 Sons:
Benjamin Ray Touchstone, Jr. & wife, Cheryl of Effie, LA
Aaron Scott Touchstone of Shreveport

3 Grandchildren:
Benjamin Ray Touchstone, III
Amanda Dale Henderson & husband, Wes
Brittany Nicole Marcotte & husband, Jeremy

2 Great-Grandchildren:
Baugh Ray Touchstone
Jace Marcotte

Brothers & Sisters:
Mickie Shull of Center
Aaron Avery Blount, Jr. of Joaquin
Sandra Stephens & husband, Jimmy of Logansport
Norma Gene & Webb Bates of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers will be her Nephews & Family

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


T. G. Gerald Bellmyer, 92, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bellmyer was born June 7, 1922 in Copan, Oklahoma to Arlie Bellmyer and Evelyn Wagaman Bellmyer. During World War II, he served in the Eighth Bomber Command of the United States Air Force. Mr. Bellmyer later became a maintenance supervisor for Charter Oil Company, where he retired after many years of service. Loving the outdoors, he spent much time farming, caring for his cattle and keeping his property in immaculate condition. Mr. Bellmyer had a special passion for his family, always including them in his daily activities. He taught both his children and grandchildren to work hard, but taught them to play hard as well. As a hobby, Mr. Bellmyer enjoyed square dancing with friends across Texas. He was a 50+ year member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737.

He is survived by
Daughter: Sharon Kay Bartee and husband, Royce of Madill, Oklahoma

Son: Tom Bellmyer and wife, Noreen Clair of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Richard Bartee and wife, Cheryl
Mandi Bellmyer Johnson and husband, Ronnie
Chris Bellmyer and wife, Julie Lux

Great Grandchildren:
Zoe, Noah, Ruby, Lucien

Many other family members and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Betty Bellmyer
Great Grandson: Dylan Russell
Parents: Arlie Bellmyer and Evelyn Wagaman Bellmyer
Five Brothers

Pallbearers will be Royce Bartee, Ronnie Johnson, Chris Bellmyer, Richard Bartee, Jimmy Medearis and Tom Bellmyer. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandchildren, Noah and Lucien.

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


08/07/2014

Charles “Hutch” Hutcherson, Charles “Hutch” Hutcherson, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 07, 2014 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 21, 1923 in Oakdale, Louisiana to William and Bertha (McKinney) Hutcherson. Revelations 14:13 tells us that “blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes says the spirit, they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” It is hard for us that knew Charles Newell Hutcherson to believe that he will ever rest. However, it is not hard for us that knew Hutch to believe that he will be known for his deeds and to know that those deeds will follow him. For it is his deeds and his labors that we all remember of him.

Hutch was a man known for his work and his actions. It is the passion that he had for the work he did that we remember. Hutch began work at Center Motor Company in the spring of 1951 and he has been there ever since. Seldom was the day that a person could drive by and not see Hutch sitting at his desk in the front window. He worked Monday thru Saturday, arriving at 6:00 A.M. to make sure that the coffee was made. Hutch was even known to meet customers on Sundays if they couldn’t make it any other time because he was not going to let something like a day off cause him to miss a chance to sell a car. Often was the case that Hutch’s duty to get to work and sell a car could be attested to by Liz Ann for so many times she was awakened by an early morning phone call to bring Hutch his spare keys because he locked his in his truck quite often.

Two years after starting at Center Motor Company Hutch married the love of his life Peggy Joyce Wicker. Peggy won his heart when she would come into Center Motor Company to deliver papers. Hutch lied about his age in order not to frighten Peggy off but that was as far as his dedication to her would ever stray. In their 57 years of marriage Hutch was forever the faithful servant. Never once did Hutch raise his voice or come close to an argument with Peggy a fact that all his daughters and grandchildren attest to with great admiration.

Hutch applied that dedication and passion to the rest of his life as well. He was an avid coin collector even up to his last days, showing his newly found Elvis coin off to any one that happened to stop by for a visit. Such was his desire for collecting coins that when he was at a loss trying to come up with a name for his second daughter he chose to name her after a rare coin that had long escaped him. He found that rare coin on the day of his daughter’s birth and not one to let an opportunity to pass he named his lucky daughter Penny in honor of both of their arrivals.

His passion was also so evident in his love for his grandchildren. Teaching them to hunt, fish and appreciate the outdoors. However, like is job and his marriage, Hutch was devoted to the hunt and that meant waking at 2:00 A.M., breakfast at 3:00, and on the stand by 4:00. A tough but necessary chore if you were going to hunt with Hutch. However, the boys managed to get their fun in also. Many stories of hunting were told by family these past few days and one that stood out was when Hutch decided to take Brant and Kevin Jones to hunt one day. As they arrived at the gate, Hutch climbed out of the truck to go and open the gate, leaving Brant and Kevin in the cab of the truck with a loaded gun. Somehow these two young men managed to cause that gun to go off blowing a very large hole in the floorboard of the truck, leaving two very frightened boys. Scared of the gun that just went off but more afraid of what Hutch was going to do to them. However, to their amazement and maybe to all of yours as well, Hutch never heard that gun go off.

Hutch also loved the Super Bowl and more importantly selling squares for the super bowl board. And oh how he loved his Cowboys. Just like his dedication to be at his desk at work Monday thru Saturday, Hutch was going to be in his recliner in front of his T.V. when his beloved boys came on. A few years ago when the NFL network began televising games on Thursday nights Hutch was elated to find out his Cowboys were going to be on the first game of the season. That elation soon turned to anger when he found out that his cable provider did not carry the NFL network and that he would not be able to watch his cherished Cowboys. He was soon on the phone to Little Bit to make sure that she could get that fixed for him. And a few phone calls and one switch to satellite T.V. later Hutch was in his recliner that Thursday with his Cowboys on in front of him.

His hard work and dedication to job, family and friends was also very evident in one of his other passions, his yard and gardens. Weed eating, mowing, trimming hedges, and to everyone’s dismay blowing leaves off of the roof at his house. Without fail he would have his yard and garden worked to perfection. Still taking care of his own yard when many of his neighbors have long let others take care of it for them. So much was his dedication to his yard and garden that this past Easter, not a meal was eaten, a picture took, or an egg hunted until his grandsons figured out how to get his new tiller running so he could plow his garden. After all he had to get his vegetables planted. His many friends and neighbors were dependent on him to drop off their bags of vegetables that he left on their doorsteps on his way to work every morning.

Hutch’s life was a life well lived. He lived his life devoted to the many things that he cherished. His devotion is unmatched by any person that I know. He showed a dedication and loyalty to his job that is unheard of in today’s world. He was faithful and devoted to his wife Peggy, never once in 57 years raising his voice to her. An amazing feat when you consider how much we raise our voices and yell at the ones we love daily. He adored his 3 daughters Jayne, Penny, and Liz always keeping them close by and together in a time when families so often leave and stay in touch by phone or text they still met daily at his house to visit in person. He doted on his grandchildren Brant, Mindy, CJ, and Nathan. Always greeting them with a big smile, hug and an occasional chore to do. Just to let them know how he needed them so. And he so treasured his many great grandchildren; Samantha, Brookelynn, Peyton, Colbeigh, Cale, Connor, Cullen, Jaxon, Haleigh, and Bryleigh. Watching them play was a prized pastime he so valued. Hutch was a true friend to so many always there for others before himself. Often taking time to talk to them at the Ford place and having conversations that everyone was privileged to hear even if he couldn’t. So we should be happy for Hutch who can go and finally rest from his many labors and we and the Lord will remember him for his many good deeds.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Bertha Hutcherson, Wife, Peggy Hutcherson, Granddaughter, Samantha Joyce Goings, 2 Sons-in-law, Mike Burke & Roy Crain, 3 Brothers, Arthur Hutcherson, William Hutcherson & George Hutcherson & Sister, Frances Farmer.

He is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Jayne Crain of Center
Penny Lynch & husband, Ronny of Shelbyville
Lizann Burke & Roy Blackshear of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Bridges & wife, Michelle of Tenaha
Mindy Henson & husband, Jake of Center
C.J. Goings & Vanessa of Center
Nathan Lynch & wife, Beth of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren:
Samantha Bridges & Lane Metcalf
Brookelynn Bridges
Peyton Bridges
Colbeigh Bridges
Connor, Cale & Cullen Henson
Jaxon Goings
Haleigh & Bryleigh Lynch

2 Great-Great-Grandchildren on the way:
Stormy Metcalf
Cooper Goings

Sister-in-law, Donna Hutcherson of Hallsville

Nephews:
Lamar Huctherson
Michael Hutcherson
Mark Hutcherson
William Farmer
James Farmer

Niece, Lois Templin & husband, Dan

First Cousin, Beth Shepherd & husband, Marion

Pallbearers: Kevin Jones, Josh Wulf, Jonathan Wulf, Jimmy Andrews, Warren Smith, Willie “Bill” Eberenz, Harold Patton, Lane Metcalf, Wil Blackshear, Edgar Sanders & Gilbert Curtis

Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Jones, J.W. Adams, Jamie Payne, Tim Wulf, Mack O’Rear & Luke Motley

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


Gracie Jean Wimberly Fancher, 78, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Ms. Fancher was born October 17, 1935 in Center to Walter Wimberly and Eula Hartsook Wilburn Wimberly. She loved reading and spending time with her family. Ms. Fancher was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by
Daughter: Connie Carroll of Joaquin

Granddaughter: Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Mikah Atkinson of Joaquin
Gracie Atkinson of Joaquin
Cayden Atkinson of Joaquin

Brother: Wayne Wimberly of the Old Center Community of Shelby County

Brother-in-law: Bill Fancher of Victoria

Sister-in-law: Gloria Fancher of Victoria

Special Family Friend: Barbara Reagan of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Royce Fancher
Daughter: Debbie Goings
Parents: Walter Wimberly and Eula Hartsook Wilburn Wimberly
Son: Randy Fancher
Son-in-law: Stephen Carroll

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


B. Donice Shilling, 64, of Milam, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Shilling was born June 14, 1950 in Pasadena to William B. Ruble and Mary Lois Shofner Ruble. She retired as an electrical engineer from Center Point Energy where she was employed for thirty three years. Mrs. Shilling was a member of Hemphill First Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Robert D. Shilling of Milam

Son: Timothy Glenn Shilling and wife, Sabrina of Jacksonville, Florida

Granddaughter: Tiffiny Ann Shilling of Jacksonville, Florida

Sister: Dorina Ruble

Brother-in-law: James Michael Shilling of Bayou Vista

Nephew: Rodney Shilling and wife, Miranda of League City

Great Nephew: Keegan Shilling

Step-mother: Ruth Ruble of League City

Preceded in death by
Parents: William B. Ruble and Mary Lois Shofner Ruble

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


James Edward Scott Cole, 70, of Tyler formerly of Joaquin, Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Quinton Creme officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin with military honors under the direction of US Navy Honor Guards. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

He was born February 13, 1944 in Lake Charles, LA to Herman Wyatt and Dovie Mae (Whiddon) Cole. He retired from the US Navy where he served 4 years with a tour to Vietnam.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, H.W. and Dovie Cole, Sister, Elizabeth Ann Cole Strickland, Niece, Susan Danielle Miller & Brothers-in-law, Nick Creme & Burl Strickland.

He is survived by:

3 Sisters:
Sandra Jean Cole Watkins of Tyler
Winifrey Jane Cole Creme of Houston
Brenda Sue Cole Miller & husband, Tom of Tyler

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Great Nephews & Cousins

Pallbearers: Tom Miller, III, Donny Watkins, Quinton Creme, Wayne Hughes & Keith Forsythe

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


08/06/2014

Attorney John R. Smith, 74, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

John Russell Smith, aka “John R,” was born in Knox County, Texas on March 31, 1940 to John Pate and Lois Louise "Honey" Smith. John R grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico where he graduated from Carlsbad High School. While in high school, in the fall of 1957, he was the All State Quarterback for his football team and led them to winning the State Championship. He was the Vice President of the Student Council and he also played on the All State Basketball Team. His talent as an athlete prompted Texas Christian University to offer him a full basketball scholarship. After graduating from TCU, John R went to work for the State of Nevada, serving as the personnel director for the State of Nevada. While working as the director, the Governor of Nevada persuaded John R to attend law school. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1973. He moved to Center, Texas and began his career as an attorney. His first position was in the Law Offices of Bill Griffin. However, he soon realized he had his own way of doing things and hung out his own shingle and thus began the legendary “Law Offices of John R. Smith.” During his career, he represented clients all over the United States, in both Federal Courts as well as State Courts. He served as the elected Shelby County District Attorney for a time. However, no matter what attorney “hat” he was wearing, he always represented his clients vigorously. He never cared with whom he was arguing or who he was making mad. His first concern was always, first and foremost, his client. Up to the date of his death, he continued to practice law, seeking justice and fairness for each and every client he represented.

When not practicing law, John R loved to travel. He and his wife Cindy made yearly trips to New Mexico, Colorado, and Cancun, Mexico. John R also loved his “family” time with his beloved pets. Paco, Bogey, Maggie and Patron will miss the TLC he reaped upon them daily. He and Cindy also loved to go to the lake with their Pontoon Boat. During hunting season, it was not uncommon to see him speeding out of town, headed for the deer lease and all the tall tales he and all his hunting buddies would tell around the campfire. When he had the time, he also loved to play golf. In 2006, he entered a golf tournament at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico along with 300 other golfers. John R won first place and brought home prizes in excess of $15,000. He served for a time as President of the Center Country Club and was responsible for organizing and making the Calcuttas held each year at the Country Club a huge success. In his more mischievous moments (and there were many of them), he loved to “exterminate” the frogs in the beautiful pond he and Cindy built on their back patio. It is located directly under his bedroom window, and he said the frogs were too noisy and kept him from sleeping. So, regularly, he would get the Clorox bottle, dump the Clorox into the pond, and smile that John R smile as Cindy would fuss about the poor frogs.

John R was also an accomplished writer. His book “Redneck Country, Black Letter Law” was an intriguing novel and had many people in Shelby County asking when the next book would be released. He was working on three other books at the time of his death.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and has been a member of Dr. Joe Hooker’s Sunday School Class for many years.

John R is survived by his loving wife and constant companion Cindy Conway Smith; his son John Russell Smith, Jr. and his spouse Mark Dunn of Tampa, Florida; his sisters Nancy Lambert and her husband Don of Kentucky and Rita Smith of Reno, Nevada; sister and brother-in-law Barbara Conway and Robert Earl Bailey of Nacogdoches; many other nieces, nephews, and other family too numerous to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents John Pate Smith and Lois Louise Smith and mother and father in law, Mr. and Ms. W.O. Conway.

Pallbearers will be Phil Hennigan, Dr. Dixon Golden, Billy Bob McAdams, Josh McAdams, Don Stewart, Victor Crawford, Burley Lamb and Jerry Agnew. Honorary pallbearers will be Weldon Boles, L.V. “Toptsy” Williams, and George Bowers.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Smith’s name to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.

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


08/05/2014

Jack Henry Hughes, Sr., 74, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with military honors under the direction of the Local VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 6, 1940 in Shelby County to R.C. Hughes and Willie Eva (Bowlin) Hughes. He farmed and sold produce and watermelons for many years. He served in the US Army for over 6 years with 2 tours to Vietnam. He was a member of the Local VFW Post #8904 and also a member the Odd Fellow Gaiety Masonic Lodge #84 in Carthage.

He is preceded in death by his Father, R.C. Hughes, Mother, Willie Eva Burns, Brothers & Sister, Harvey Hughes, R.C. Hughes, Jr., Robert Hughes, Wayne Hughes & Johnnie Ruth Adams.

He is survived by:

8 Children:
Angela Latham & husband, Randy of Tenaha
Judy McDonald & husband, Robert of Center
Jack “Peanut” Hughes, Jr. & wife, Melinda of Center
Tammy Roden of Center
Billy Hughes of Center
Amy Oswalt & husband, Kyle of Tenaha
Chad “Shorty” Hughes & wife, Cortney of Center
Jaclyn Morris & husband, William of Center

Grandchildren:
Bradley Latham & wife, Courtney of Huntington
Bryant Latham & Ashley of Tenaha
Jamie Dwire of San Augustine
Kristen Cooley of Center
Ashely Runnels & husband, Louis of Center
Joshua Cooley of Center
Holly Roden of Center
Coty & Cade Oswalt of Tenaha
Kayla Hughes of Center
Michael Hughes of Center
Tyler Hughes of Center
Jaycee Hughes of Bossier City
Hayden Pate of Center
Jayleigh Hughes of Center
Chris, Jordyn & Justyn Morris

Great-Grandchildren: Easton Latham, Brylee Hendricks, Brynley Hendricks, Louis Runnels, V, & Corbin Runnles

Sister, Dorothy Shofner of Center

Numerous Other Family & Friends

Pallbearers: Douglas Jackson, Jay Harvey, Pat Bradshaw, Harry Cooper, Robert Holloway, Kirk Holloway & Robert Porterfield

Honorary Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Bradley Latham, Bryant Latham, Joshua Cooley, Coty Oswalt, Cade Oswalt, Michael Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Hayden Pate, Chris Morris, Jordyn Morris & Justyn Morris

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


Alma Mae Hall, 88, of League City formerly of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She was born August 10, 1925 in Fulton County, Illinois to John Logan and Hazel Marie (Huston) Whitehead.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Hazel Whitehead, Husband, William F. Hall, Granddaughter, Melody Curtis & Daughter-in-law, Nelma Hall.

She is survived by:

Children:
William “Bill” Hall of Galesburg, Illinois
Jack Hall & wife, Kathy of Houston
Rebecca Tucker & husband, Howard of League City
Melissa Jensen & husband, Robert of Carbondale, Illinois
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law, LaVonne Law of Lewistown, Illinois

Pallbearers will be her Grandsons

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


Henry Doyle Carroll, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. No services are planned, cremation to follow visitation.

He was born July 12, 1933 in Joaquin to Mack and Ethel (Childress) Carroll.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Mack & Ethel (Childress) Carroll, Wife, Ellen Carroll, Son, David Carroll, Son, Frank Carroll, Brother, Joe Carroll & Brother, Felix Carroll.

He is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Dewey & Diane Carroll of Joaquin

Daughter-in-law:
Elizabeth Carroll of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Draper Carroll of Center
Stephan & Alicia Carroll of Joaquin
Felicia Carroll of Joaquin
David Wayne Carroll & wife, Shannon of Joaquin
Christina Claypool & husband, Brad of Center
Ellen Hudson & husband, Randy of Sparta, WI

Great-Grandchildren:
Charles, Hunter & Dakotah Carroll
Isabella Carroll
Andrea & Tristien Carroll
Serah & Deven Blunt
Emma Hudson
Logan Hudson

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


08/04/2014

R.E. “Bobby” Thomas, Sr., 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. No services are planned. Cremation to follow visitation.

He was born August 27, 1939 in Hickman, Kentucky to Oliver and Modina (Alderdeis) Thomas. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Oliver and Modina Thomas, 3 Brothers, James Thomas, Artell Thomas and Will Ed Thomas and Sister, Barbara Babcock.

He survived by:

Wife, Joy Kenderdine Thomas of Center

4 Children:
Robert Thomas, Jr. & wife, Angela of Bossier City, LA
Mark Thomas & wife, Dorothy of Houston
Detra Lehman & husband, Kevin of Waller
Elizabeth Thomas of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Crystal Thomas, Jason Thomas & wife, Leora & Marshal Thomas
Xander Thomas
Cody, Owen, Hayden, Wyatt & Nolan Lehman
April, Micheal & Ariel “Little Girl People” Price

Great Grandchildren, Alex & Jacob Thomas

Sisters & Brother, Teeny, Vida & Cecil Thomas

Mother of Son, Judy Triplett of Houston

Mother of Daughters, Nancy Price of Joaquin

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


Danny Lee Crowley Sr., 85, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. John McGuire officiating.

Mr. Crowley was born July 19, 1929 in Houston to Lee O’Conner Crowley and Marie Frances Branson Crowley. He served as a medic in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Crowley loved to play pool, golf and sailing.

He is survived by
Loving wife of 60 years, Erma Jewel “Dupie” Crowley

Children:
Sharon Mason and husband Jack of Cypress
Danny Crowley, Jr. of Houston
John Crowley and wife Felicia of Houston
Leslie Crowley and wife Jennifer of Houston
Gwen Crowley of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Doug Lowrey
Lisa Lowrey
John Crowley, Jr.
Lacey Flowers
Zachary Crowley
Christine Crowley
Colton Crowley

Great Grandchildren:
Chelsea Schuur
Kayla Crowley
Teagon Flowers

Sister: Jody Turner and husband Allen of Dallas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee O’Conner and Marie Frances Branson Crowley

Pallbearers will be John Crowley Jr., Zachary Crowley, Doug Lowrey, Jack Mason, Kevin Flowers, Brad Laidler, Pat Goodson and Kendall Kinchen.


08/01/2014

Raymond C. Payne, 92, of Laplace, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Payne was born September 5, 1921 in Shelbyville to Hillard Payne and Lilly Metcalf Payne. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a member of the 79th Engineers Battalion. Mr. Payne was a member of Fair Park Masonic Lodge #436 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He is survived by
Daughter: Dolores Payne Gennaro and husband, Anthony of Laplace, Louisiana

Son: Randall R. Payne and wife, Zelma of Lumberton, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Joey Gennaro
Steven Gennaro
Anna Gennaro Duhe
Deana Payne
Mary Payne Sistrunk

Nine Great Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren and one on the way

Preceded in death by
Wife: Bernita English Payne
Parents: Hillard Payne and Lilly Metcalf Payne
Sisters: Bernice English, Chestine Parker, Joy Oswalt, Lola May Payne, Ruby Lout

Pallbearers will be Joey Gennaro, Steven Gennaro, Randall Dusang, Patrick Duhe, Justin Gennaro and Jeremy Sistrunk. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny LeBlanc.

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


Marjorie Beth Ruddell, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Ruddell was born September 8, 1929 in Shelby County to Robert Hollis and Lola Mae Jacobs. She retired from Tyson Foods, where she worked as a receptionist. Ms. Ruddell was a member of New Life Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Robert Ruddell of Center

Granddaughter: Pam Williams of San Benito

Great Grandchildren:
Tristan Williams of San Benito
Trinity Williams of San Benito

Preceded in death by
Husband: Johnnie Ruddell
Daughters: LaDonna Mae Ruddell, Deborah Kay Ruddell Jones
Parents: Robert Hollis and Lola Mae Jacobs
Sister: Lola Mae Jacobs

Pallbearers will be Scott Jacobs, Tommy Alford, Lee Sowell, Buddy Sowell, Michael Crouch and Melvin Crouch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ms. Ruddell’s name to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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

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07/30/2014

Jaunita Grace, age 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at her residence in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, August 1, 2014 at Todd Springs Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas. Interment will be a McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Simmons Officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Alton Grace of Shelbyville

Sister, Lamerle Yarbrough of Timpson, Texas

Brother, Bluford Tailfire of Shelbyville, Texas

Sister-in-law, Terry Johnson of Houston, Texas

Aunts:
Annie Ruth Walker of Center, Texas
Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
Bettey Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas

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


07/29/2014

Amanda Kay Haney, 22, of Timpson, TX passed away on July 27, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Taylor Funeral Home from 5-8 PM.

Amanda was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on April 8, 1992, to Mr. Stanley Haney and Mrs. Lisa Watson Green. Amanda grew up in Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School in 2010. Amanda enjoyed hanging out with her friends, playing softball, and she had a talent for taking pictures. She was very outgoing, never met a stranger. Amanda was a rebel with a very big heart. In her mother’s words “Amanda loved with everything she had”. She worked as a nurse aid at Pinegrove Nursing Center.

Amanda is survived by her father Stanley Haney; mother, Lisa Watson Green of Tenaha, Tx; step father, Robert Green of Tenaha, Tx; brother, Bobby Bray of Tenaha, Tx; sister, Michelle Haney of Tenaha, Tx; step brother, Jeremy Green of Tenaha, Tx; step sisters, Tiffany Green and Cassi Green both of San Augustine, Tx.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jimmy and Patsy Watson and Betty Burgay.

Pallbearers will be Allen Ramsey, Jeremy Green, Shelby Green, Anthony Potter, Domingo Almaraz, Lee Caryl, Jonathan Salas, and Chase Lee.

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


07/28/2014

Anita Worsham, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Cross and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Ms. Worsham was born July 6, 1935 in Hardy, Arkansas. She was employed for over twenty years at Fair Store in Nederland. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for over fifty years and also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Ms. Worsham loved reading and gardening.

She is survived by
Sons:
W. Dale Worsham and wife, Sherry of Houston
David L. Worsham and wife, Veronica of La Grange
Richard L. Worsham and wife, Gena of Nederland

10 Grandchildren

5 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Carolyn Maxwell and husband, Carl of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Billy Jack Worsham
Mother: Mary Anderson

Pallbearers will be Wade Worsham, David Worsham, Christian Worsham, Jordan Worsham, Camron Worsham, Ken Kay, Phil Worsham, Keith Lee and Steve Strauss.

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


07/27/2014

Bobbie Jean Foster, 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home in the Tennessee Community, Timpson, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Thad Mills, B. A. Morris, P. A. Dubose, and Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 -8:00 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born January 18, 1944, in Silsbee, Texas, Bobbie Jean Foster was the daughter of the late Harold Lamar and Alma (Jarvis) Bussey. Bobbie graduated from San Augustine High School and attended Massey Business College. She and Guy Foster were married May 2, 1969. Bobbie retired after 33 years as a dietician with Timspon ISD. She was also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years where she taught Sunday School and BTC.

Survivors include her husband Guy Foster of Timpson; daughter Connie Richard and husband Bobby of Joaquin, TX; sons, Kevin Foster and wife Evelyn of Tenaha, TX, and Rodney Foster and wife Sharla of Timpson; brother David Bussey of Center, TX; sisters-in-law, Jimmie Bowlin of Carthage, TX, Anita Singleton and husband Herbert of Conroe, TX, and Eva Joy Meaux and husband Jerry of Carthage; brother-in-law William Ray Foster and wife Bell of Tenaha; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

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


Dolores Evelyn Russell, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson and Bro. L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Russell was born September 24, 1937 to Freddie Edward Hargraves and Roxie Eudora Hargraves. She was employed at the Center auction barn for several years. During her free time, Ms. Russell loved to play 42. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Children:
Terry Windham and husband, Dale of Center
Evelyn Eddins and husband, William of Center
Doyle Gerald Russell Jr. of Center

Grandchildren:
Shelby Duncan and husband, Troy
Son Windham and wife, Chelsey
Christy McDonald
Justin Windham and wife, Wendy
Robin McDonald
Gerald Russell
Jessie Clark and husband, Colby
Wayne Russell and wife, Kimberly
Trent Russell and wife, Shannon
Nathan Russell

A host of well-loved great grandchildren

Brother: Harvey Hargraves

Sister: Judy Davis

Sister-in-law: Betty Russell

A number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Doyle Gerald Russell Sr.
Parents: Freddie Edward Hargraves and Roxie Eudora Hargraves
Sister-in-law: Shirley Hargraves
Brother-in-law: Rayford Russell

Pallbearers will be Son Windham, Trent Russell, Justin Windham, Nathan Russell, Gerald Russell and Wayne Russell.

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


07/25/2014

Willie Earl "Tuffy" Tarver, age 68, passed away July 18, 2014. He was born August 13, 1945 to Reverend Willie and Lucy Tarver.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm Friday, July 25, 2014 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Booker T. Washington Dr., Tenaha, with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Alfred Berry.

"Tuffy" moved to Tenaha, Texas from Timpson, Texas were he continued his education at Booker T. Washington High School in Tenaha, Texas. He later married Ms. Johnnie Ray Washington and to this union one child was born. He was employed by Anderson Saw Mill for several years. He worked many other jobs in his life time until his health got bad.

He leaves to cherish his memories

Wife, Johnnie Tarver of Tenaha

Sister, Lou Willie Cooks of Tenaha

Daughters:
Doyle Joe Tarver of Center
Mita Washington of Tenaha

Step-daughters:
Mische and Latrice Tarver of Tenaha

Two Grandchildren:
Vatera Tarver of Center and Sha'Korey Thomas of Carthage

Six Great Granchildren and three Step-Grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Willie and Lucy Tarver; a brother, Willie J. Tarver; a grand-daughter, Shunda Collins; and one brother-in-law.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


07/21/2014

Virginia Belle Lee, 88, of Garrison, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison. After the service, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall of Garrison United Methodist Church.

She was born January 26, 1926 in the Cedar Bluff Community, south of Garrison to D.L. Hancock and Rosa Belle Peterson Hancock. She was a retired school teacher, a member of Garrison United Methodist Church, and a lifelong resident of the Garrison area.

She is survived by
Son, Michael Roby “Mitch” Lee and wife Vionette Delgado Lee of McKinney

Grandsons:
Michael Tanner Lee of Allen
Hughston Hancock Lee of Allen

Sisters:
Elizabeth Hancock of the Kingtown community southeast of Nacogdoches
Betty Aiken and husband John of the Cedar Bluff community

Niece, Angela Weems and husband Scott of the Cedar Bluff community

Nephews:
Darrell Hancock and wife Diana of Kingwood
Danny Hancock and wife Glennette of Lonoke, Arkansas

Great Nephews and Great Nieces:
Adam Martin Hancock of Houston
Andrew Martin Hancock and wife Michelle of Kettle Falls, Washington
Bonnie Renee Sedgebeer and husband Jay of Little Rock, Arkansas
Jonathon Tyler “J.T.” Weems of Garrison
Abby Danielle Weems of Garrison

Six great-great nieces and nephews

And a host of cousins and friends

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by:
Parents, D.L. Hancock and Rosa Belle Peterson Hancock
Husband of almost 52 years, James Roby Lee
Brother, John D. Hancock

Memorial donations may be made to the Garrison United Methodist Church


 

07/19/2014

Mary Jane Carter (Nee Lister), 77, a resident of Chowchilla for over 60 years, was born on September 22, 1936 in Shelbyville, Texas. She was the second of three daughters born to Sidney Lister and Bernice Lister (nee Roberson). During Mary’s early childhood years the family lived in Center, Texas. The family moved to California when Mary was six years old. Mary and her sisters went to school in Firebaugh and Red Top.

Mary was a seasonal employee at Tri-Valley Growers in Merced, California for 20 years and was employed with Madera Glass Company in Madera, California for 15 years before retiring in August 2003.

Her leisure activities included fishing, gardening, barbequing, listening to music (country, blues, R&B and gospel), the occasional trip to Table Mountain Casino to try her luck at the slot machines, and relaxing with her family and friends. Mary also enjoyed reading and watching educational programs on television as well as the local and national news to stay up to date on current events.

Mary will be greatly missed by her family and close friends. She leaves behind to continue their life journey without her her younger sister Lula Mae Evans, and her five children: Jackie Smith, Michael Smith, Mark Carter, Carolyn Carter Nixon and Michelle Carter; seven grandchildren: Michael Jr., Monique, Divina, Cortney, Eva, Delaney and Zachary, and several great-grandchildren; her stepchildren: Grace Carter Douglas, Lula Carter Terry, Anita Carter, Harold Carter and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as a host of nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Bernice, older sister Mona Brown, her husband Kermit Carter and step-sons Johnnie Carter and Leroy Carter.

Visitation

Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc. - Fresno

Graveside Service

Friday July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM at Chowchilla District Cemetery


07/18/2014

Alfred L. Hudgins, 92, of Longview, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Bill Jones officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Mr. Hudgins was born November 18, 1921 in Nacogdoches County to Walter O. Hudgins and Allie Anderson. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Carolyn Pondant and husband, Dom of Marshall

Sons:
Carl Hudgins and wife, Carol of Grandbury
Stephen R. Hudgins and wife, Connie of San Antonio
John D. Hudgins and wife, Janelle of Longview

Eleven Grandchildren

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Three Great Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Elmer “Bubba” Hudgins and wife, Bessie of Botaw
Frank Hudgins and wife, Elaine of Palestine

Sisters:
Clara Mittleman of San Antonio
Louise Hall and Bob Freeman of San Angelo
Margie Starr of Round Rock
Barbara Coggin of San Antonio

Preceded in death by
Wife: Evelyn Elizabeth Hudgins
Parents: Walter O. Hudgins and Allie Anderson
Two Brothers
Eight Sisters

Pallbearers will be Dominick Pondant III, Jason Pondant, Brandon Hudgins, Stephen Hudgins, Todd Hudgins and Brandon Hood. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Despault, Nick Pondant and Dana Andrews.


07/17/2014

Susan JoAnn Sanford, 64, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Steve Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 27, 1949 in Houston to Brealon and Betty (Moore) Sanford. She was a member of the New Life Church in Center. She worked for Moccasin Manufacturing & Import Company for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Brealon and Betty Sanford & Great Nephew, Jordan LeBlanc.

She is survived by:

Children:
Louis Underbrink, IV of Center
Barrett Underbrink & wife, Jeneva of Center
Wimberley Underbrink of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Underbrink & wife, Emily of Center
Alecia Roberts & husband, Frank of Center
Austin Underbrink of Center
Chelsey Windham & husband, Son of Huxley
Mikaela Stone & fiancé Patrick of Center
Laela York & husband, Corey of Center
Kaylee Underbrink of Center
Kurstan Underbrink of Center
Kannon Woodhatch of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Mason Louis Roberts & his brother, Logan Neal Roberts, to arrive in September 2014
Emilyn Jayne Underbrink of Center
Kenleigh & Kamille Windham of Huxley
Alyssa York of Huxley
Shannon & Ashely Roberts

Sister, Edith LeBlanc & husband, Maison of Center

Brother, Brealon Allen “Buddy” Sanford of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Mary Stites & fiancé, Rooster Besserman of Center
John LeBlanc & wife, Sherry of Center
B.A. “Sandy” Sanford & wife, Kasie Jo of El Dorado, Ark
Joey Sanford of Lufkin
Brandie Benedetti & husband, Michael

Father of her children, Urban Louis Underbrink, III of Victoria

Pallbearers: Justin Underbrink, John LeBlanc, Joseph LeBlanc, Hugh Halstead, Jax Sanford & Camden Sanford

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


07/16/2014

Julius Ray Cogswell, age 83, formerly of Center, passed away on July 6, 2014 in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was born in Center, Texas on September 3, 1930 to Ed Cogswell and Lena Mae Shillings Cogswell. He worked for many years as a sheet rocker in the Beaumont, Orange area.

Mr. Cogswell was cremated and no services are planned.

He is survived by

Wife, Bobbi Cogswell of Mountain City, Tennessee

Daughters
Mitzi Hays of Crystal Beach
Tonya Guillotte of Orange

3 Grandsons

Brothers
Billy Cogswell of Center
Harold Cogswell and wife Joyce of Shreveport, LA
Lynn Bueke Cogswell of Garrison

Sisters
Hazel Metz of Orange
Linda Lawler of Longview

Sister-in-law, Nelda Shillings Brown of Center

Several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by brothers, Barney Cogswell, Alton Cogswell, Benton Cogswell, Leon Shillings; sisters, Elna Lout and Claudia Mae Martin and parents.

Crematory services were handled by Heritage Cremation, Mountain City, Tennessee.


07/15/2014

Patricia Ann Crawford, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Powdrill Cemetery with Mike Worsham officiating.

Mrs. Crawford was born July 23, 1938 in Houston to Robert L. Kirkwood Sr. and Ruthe Gore. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Don Crawford of Center

Children:
Thomas Ashley Kinsel, Jr. and girlfriend, Rebecca of Ft. Stockton
Ruthe Ann Porter and husband, Jeff of Waco
Patricia Allison Merchant and husband, Kenny of Panama City, Florida

Grandchildren:
Amber Mcgehee and husband, Wesley of Pleasanton
Arin Kinsel of Leander
Jeffrey Porter of Dallas
Lindsey Porter of Dallas
Thomas Ashley “Tres” Kinsel III of San Antonio
Brandi Brown and husband, Chad of Nacogdoches
Lisa Eddins and husband, Daniel of Lufkin
Joel Crawford of Timpson
Cody Crawford of Timpson

Great Grandchildren:
Jonathon Mcgehee
Brendon Mcgehee
Jewels Kinsel
Diamond Brock
Kerin Brock
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Brothers:
Robert L. Kirkwood, Jr. of Hondo
William Kirkwood and wife, Mary of San Antonio

Sister: Royce Woodard of Houston

Stepfather: Benjamin Holleman of Houston

Mother-in-law: Earleene Crawford of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ruthe G. Holleman
Father: R. L. Kirkwood Sr.
Brother: David Kirkwood

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


J. Tom Steele of California died July 8, 2014, in his home on his 78th birthday. A military service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, CA.

Tom was born in Center to J.T. and Docia Bishop Steele on July 8, 1936. He grew up in Timpson and Center and joined the Marines at a young age. He was a heavy equipment operator in California for many years.

He is survived by his children, Jim, Debbie, and Tracy of California, six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Local survivors include nephew, Charlie Mac Bussey and nieces, Mary Lou Lout of Center and Barbara Windham of Bossier City, LA and their families.

Condolences and memorials may be sent to www.rosehills.com


07/14/2014

Frances Lee Ingram, 92, of Jasper formerly Shelby County, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Rayborn Healtcare & Rehab in Jasper.

Private Family Graveside will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She was born June 16, 1922 in Lavon, Texas to Robert P. and Ada K. (Trout) Duke.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert & Ada Duke, Husband, Carl Ingram & Daughter, Glonda Sharp.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Larry Squires of Jasper
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Douglas & Davina Koger of Mesquite
Son-in-law:
Ken Sharp of Little Rock, Ark
2 Grandsons:
West Humphries of Santa Monica, CA
Jason Koger of Mesquite
2 Granddaughters:
Tonja Crosby of Austin
Mandy Hartstein & husband, Spencer of Hickory Creek, Texas
Great Grandchildren:
Jake Humphries, J.C. Crosby & Michelle Crosby
Ariana & Ivy Hartstein

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


07/11/2014

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Bruton, 55, will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1pm. Services will be held at First United Smyrna Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. Rev. Derek Rholes will be officiating. Mr. Bruton died Friday, July 4, 2014.

He is survived by
Wife: Denise Bruton

Mother: Christopher Fay Williams of Admore, Oklahoma

Sons: Jerald Bruton of Oklahoma & Derail Taulton of Oklahoma

Daughters: Antonette Christopher of Texas & Shinika Fagan of Oklahoma

Due to road construction on Martin Luther King:
Traveling in from the South: detour from Martin Luther King to Nobles Street, then to Garrett Street.
Traveling in from the North: detour from Martin Luther King to Hopkins Street, to Garrett Street, to Jennings Street, and then back to Garrett Street.

Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


07/10/2014

Fred Carter Green, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Center.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the home of Danny & Cheryl Green. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.

Mr. Green was born August 31, 1934 in Shelbyville to Vessie Caraway Green and Mary Leigh Carter Green. He served in the United States National Guard and was a member of IBEW Local 569, San Diego, California. Mr. Green loved working in his garden. He always had a big vegetable garden, fruit trees and beautiful rose bushes. He was also an avid fisherman for many years.

He is survived by
Wife of 61 years: Bessie Lou Green of Shelbyville

Children:
Danny Green and wife, Cheryl of Shelbyville
Ron Green and wife, Donna of Lafayette, Louisiana
Theresa Stem and husband, Bill of Boise, Idaho

10 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren

Brother: Vance Green and wife, Betty of Shelbyville

Sister: Johnnie Price of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Susan Green
Parents: Vessie Caraway Green and Mary Leigh Carter Green
Sisters: Mary Ellen Sapp, Fay Green, Vernell Williams

*Directions to Danny and Cherly's house from Center:
Hwy 87 South to Shelbyville, then FM 417 East towards Huxley, then stay on 417 to the LEFT at the intersection of FM 417 and FM 2694, then 10 or 12 miles to RIGHT on FM 139, then about a mile or so, stay RIGHT at the Y, then LEFT on CR 2008 (first dirt road to the left past the Y, less than a mile), then the road will make a right curve onto CR 2029, as soon as you make the curve, you'll see our place on the left at the end of the road.
Google maps will get you close using "Creek2 2029" our home number is 936-368-2832 if you get turned around. See y'all Sunday.

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


Johnny Maurice Gee, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Gee was born June 22, 1928 in Center to Sidney Gee and Bonnie Lucille Bailey Gee. He was the owner and operator of Gee Lumber Company from 1950 until 1992 and was also instrumental in supplying lumber during the early stages of the poultry industry in Shelby County. Mr. Gee was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Ethel Gee of center

Children:
Linda Miller and husband, Dr. Keith of Center
Mike Gee and wife, Stacy of Center
David Gee of Center
Richard Gee of Center

Grandchildren:
Reid Miller and wife, Courtney of Little Rock, Arkansas
Ryan Miller of Los Angeles, California

Sister: Helen Hall and husband, James of Angels Camp, California

Special Friend: Pauline Counts of Hemphill

A number of nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sidney Gee and Bonnie Lucille Bailey Gee

Pallbearers will be Ricky Andrews, Josh Snider, Archie Lee Swindle, Bobby Waller, Don Jackson and Randy Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Glen Conway, Verlon Hooper, Roosevelt Swindle and Elbert Bailey.

Memorial donations may be made to the Neuville Cemetery Fund and Fannie Brown Booth Library.

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


Perry Honea, 72, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Bill Jones, Larry Williams and Bro. Curtis Herrington officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Perry was born May 13, 1942 in Nacogdoches County to Calvin Honea and Bonnie Barnhart Honea. He graduated from Garrison ISD in 1961 and went on to further his education at Stephen F. Austin University, where he graduated in 1965. Over the years, Perry was employed with SIC Finance Company in Lufkin, Perry Honea Grocery in Garrison, Stone Fort Bank in Nacogdoches, Chireno Bank in Chireno and Mangum Funeral Home in Center. For the past fifteen years, he has been a loyal and valuable employee of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Perry was a member of the Garrison School Board for 10 years, a charter member of Garrison Fire Department and EMT, a member of Garrison Lions Club and the Shelby County Cruisers.

He is survived by
Wife: Linda Honea of Garrison

Son: Brad Honea and wife, Jennifer of Garrison

Daughters:
Traci Stokes and husband, Pete of Garrison
Jenni Bernard and husband, Lance of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Laci Hairgrove and husband, Trent
Trent Stokes
Ally and Abby Bernard
Gracie and Lanie Honea
Kloe and Karli Stokes
Tiffany Shaw and husband, Jerry
Lindsay Kopycinski and husband, Larry
Will Solomon and wife, Rikki

Great Grandchildren:
Jasper, Jaxon, Jagger, Luke, Cole, Collyn

Brother: Bobby Honea and wife, Dee of Nacogdoches

Sister: Nelda Honea of Spring

Father-in-law: Bud Williams of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Larry Williams and wife, Tara of Garrison

Sisters-in-law:
Phyllis Melton and husband, Mike of Garrison
Penny Holloway of Garrison

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

His family at Watson & Sons Funeral Home

Preceded in death by

Parents: Rev. C.L. and Bonnie Honea
Brother: Billy Honea
Sister: Margaret Ann Honea
Mother-in-law: Addie Mae Williams

Pallbearers will be Trent Stokes, Trent Hairgrove, Jerry Shaw, Larry Kopycinski, Wade Collins, Matt Holloway, Rory Honea, Roger Honea, Jimmy Matlock, Colby Machaud, Andy Newell and Jeremy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Strong, Lamar Jones, Bubba Stokes, Roger Cranford, Rusty Cook, Tutts Stoddard, Kenny Poindexter, Watson & Sons Funeral Home Staff and Shelby County Cruisers.


7/09/2014

Mrs. LaVerne Thruston was born in Pt. Arthur, Texas, on October 11, 1921. She entered into rest on July 8, 2014 at Green Acres of Center. She was a retired homemaker. She lived with her husband, who precedes her in death, most of their lives in the Spring Hill community of Nacogdoches county.

She is survived by her children,

Daughter: Laura Sue Butler Rowe & husband Charles Rowe, of Center.

Son: Martin Wallace Thruston & wife Isabel, of Santa Barbara, California.

Grandchildren: Jason Butler & wife Helen: and Jennifer Butler Jones & husband Kevin.

5 great-grandchildren: Brooke Butler, Tiffany Butler, Collin Jones, Ryan Jones, and Camille Jones.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Brittian Allen Thruston. Up until her move to the nursing home, they were both active church members and supported many projects, especially concerning the youth. She will be missed by many who called her Mother, Mema, and Great-Gran. She showed love to all every day.

Services will be held at Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches at 3 pm with visitation at 2 pm on Monday, July 14 with interment at Pilgrim Rest cemetery in Martinsville. Pallbearers will be Barham Rhodes, Larry Poe, Joe Bill Mettauer, Burton Brown, Kevin Jones and Charles Rowe. Honorary pallbearers will include Rayford Green, and Claydron Balch.

Online condolences may be offered at www.casonMonk-Metcalf.com Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965


Robert Lee Creech, 58, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Newburn Cemetery in Center with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 8, 1956 in Center to J E and Ima Jean (Coleman) Creech.

He is preceded in death by his Father, J E Creech, Mother, Ima Jean Creech, Grandparents, Burrette & Iva Mae Creech.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Melissa Jones & husband, Jason of Carthage

2 Grandchildren:
Brandon & Olivia Jones

Brother:
Johnnie Creech of Center

Sister:
Martha Martin

Aunt:
Rozelle Creech Smith of Houston
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


07/08/2014

Patsy Ruth Thomas, age 61, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment at Greer Cemetery with Rev. David Mosby, officiating.

Final viewing for friends of the family will be held before the service from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Visitation will be held at 12:30pm until 6:30pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Son, Brandon Thomas (and wife, Sheresa) of Lufkin, Texas

3 Grandchildren

5 Brothers
Vernon Thomas, Sr. (and wife, Maxine) of Silsbee, Texas
Grady Thomas (and wife, Florene)
Earnest Thomas, Sr. (and wife, Dorothy)
Jerry Thomas Sr.
Kenny Thomas, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas

3 sisters
JoAnn Watts (and husband, Addie Lee) of San Augustine, Texas
Theresa Wright (and husband, Lynwood) of Los Angeles, CA
Velma Barnes (and husband, Jo) of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Patricia L. Parker, 81, of Bexar County, Texas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in Haughton, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Parker was born December 26, 1932 in Bexar County, Texas to Floyd Alsie Salmon and Bertha Helen Ramsey Salmon. She was a longtime resident of Lytton Springs, Texas and Osan, South Korea.

She is survived by
Husband: Donald L. Parker of Center, Texas

Children:
Georgia McCotter of Shreveport, Louisiana
James Berridge of Haughton, Louisiana
Lisa Pearson of Haughton, Louisiana
Michael Berridge of Bossier City, Louisiana

5 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Floyd Alsie Salmon and Bertha Helen Ramsey Salmon
Brother: C.E. Salmon

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


07/07/2014

Mary Ann Dailey, 78, of High Island, formerly of Huxley, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on November 21, 1935, in Huxley, to Nona Gladys Green and George Washington Vaughn. She was a retired dietician supervisor with High Island Independent School District.

Mary Ann enjoyed cooking, family, friends, holidays, and family gatherings. She especially enjoyed watching golf, game shows, and the New Orleans Saints.

Mrs. Dailey is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, George W. Dailey; sons, Bobby Dailey and Linda Hadley of Kerrville; Darrell Dailey and his wife, Belinda, of Alvin; and Lonnie Dailey and his wife, Annette, of High Island; daughter, Donna Bertolino and her husband, Jackie, of High Island; grandchildren, Sean, Dean, Wayne, Michelle, Heather, Crystal, Jackie Jr., and Clint; seventeen great-grandchildren; brothers, Thurman and Gordon; sisters, Madge, Barbara Jeff, and Rhonda; and numerous nieces; nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, James Arnold and Dexter.

The family would like to thank two special ladies who assisted in providing care, Juanita and Brenda; and Texas Home Health Hospice.

A gathering of Mrs. Dailey’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at High Island Cemetery, High Island.

Services are under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary.


07/04/2014

Lisa Marie Whittley, age 43 of Center, passed away Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Shreveport, LA after a brief illness.

Services will be at 1pm Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Sardis Pentecostal Church with Bro. Todd Jenkins, Bro. Lamar Rash & Bro. Shane Clifton officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Brandon Shofner Memorial Cemetery in Center (located next to the Sardis Pentecostal Church).

Lisa was born January 20, 1971 in Center, Texas to parents, Edwin & Madie Whittley. She graduated from Hudson High School, and then attended Texas District Bible College for 3 years. She was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church where she taught a children’s Sunday school class. She has worked for Center Wal-Mart for the past 15 years and was currently a training coordinator.

Among her survivors include:
Parents, Edwin & Madie Whittley of Center

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Bill & Misti Whittley of Center

3 Nephews:
Truit Whittley, Christopher Whittley & Taylor Whittley all of Center

2 Aunts:
Patsy Austin of Stonewall, LA
Diane Porter & husband, Jack of Shelbyville

Members of her Sunday school class

Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers:
Jonathan Jenkins, Garrett Jenkins, Truit Whittley, Christopher Whittley, Michael Sowell,
Lynn Burns, Bradley Ford, Bryan Sonmor, Michael Ray Sowell & Bill Whittley

If you would like to make a contribution to the family for expenses you may contact Shelby Savings Bank, 111 Selma St, Center, TX (phone: 936-598-5688)

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


Juanice Wheeler Powell, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in San Augustine. She was born May 28, 1929 to Don and Barksdale Tyer Wheeler. She was born at home on Pearl Street in Center. Juanice’s birth was followed by the birth of two brothers, Richard Don and Gilbert Gene Wheeler.

Juanice graduated from Center High School in 1946, attended Stephen F. Austin State College earning Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education, with Supervisor and Administrator Certificates. She taught third grade for Center ISD for seven years. She was employed by Shelbyville ISD for 23 years teaching second grade that learning is fun. She retired in 1990.

Juanice transferred her church membership from the First Christian Church to the First Methodist Church in Shelbyville in 1960. She served as a Sunday School teacher, chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Memorial Committee, Historical Committee Trustee and others. She was a member of the Second Mile Club and a life member of the Stephen F. Austin Alumni Association. Juanice enjoyed the San Augustine Duplicate Bridge Club and any foursome-the players as much as the bridge. She enjoyed exercise classes, tap dancing, sharing recipes and most kinds of music. Most of all she loved and cared for her family and tried to make their lives better.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 Pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Powell will be Don Wheeler, Doug Wheeler, Brett Wheeler, Josh Powell, Marcy Bradberry and Bob Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.

She is survived by:
Husband, James Irl Powell of Shelbyville

Sons:
Greg Powell of Shelbyville
Timothy Irl Powell and wife Donna of Odessa

Grandson, Joshua Irl Powell and wife Ashlee of Odessa

Great Granddaughter, Charlotte Avery Powell of Odessa

Brother, Richard Don Wheeler and wife of Ojai, California

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Don and Barksdale Tyer Wheeler
Brother, Gilbert Gene Wheeler
Daughter, Sheila Powell

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010 Waco, Texas 76708-9989.

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


07/03/2014

Mr. Clarence Earl (Jim Bo) Jordan, 78, of Center passed away Wednesday evening, July 3 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center.

Visitation will be held Saturday July 5, from 11am - 12-noon at Todd Springs Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Rev. Marlin Cloudy officiating.

Mr. Jordan is survived by:

Sister: Baby Lou Gardner

Daughters:
Debbra Johnson, and husband, Glen of Center
Janice McKnight of Conroe, TX.
Lisa Michelle Pitts of Longview, TX.

3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren


07/02/2014

Christine Green Paxton, 84, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Family requested a cremation and no Services are planned. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born March 23, 1930 in Shelby County to Major and Mary Green.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Major and Mary Green, Husband, Alfred Paxton, Son, Allen Paxton & Brother, Maurice Green.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Cynthia Paxton Byrd & husband, Van Champion of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In Lieu of flowers family request donations for funeral expenses can be made to Shelby Savings Bank, Center, Texas in the name of her daughter, Cynthia Byrd

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


07/01/2014

Joe Stephen “Stevie” Bush, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Stevie was born September 19, 1961 in Center to Joe P. Bush and Selma Faye Killen Bush. He was a longtime, loyal and valued employee of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

He is survived by
Parents: Joe and Selma Bush of Shelbyville

Sister: Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf of San Marcos

Grandmother: Mary Killen of Shelbyville

Nieces:
Brittany Smith of Center
Brandi Smith of Xenia, Ohio

Great Nieces:
Halle Adams of Center
Alexxis Allender of Xenia, Ohio

Aunt: Jerrie Killen of Shelbyville

Uncle: Charles Killen of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Euell and Willie Bush, George Killen
Aunt: Glenda Killen

Pallbearers will be Bobby Watson, Scott Watson, Cameron Copelin, Paul Taylor, Darrel McDaniel, Ralf Kaul, Howard Davis and Mike Furlow. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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

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06/30/2014

Judy (Milford) Ramsey, 66, of Timpson, Texas, passed away June 29, 2014, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Carla Reed and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Judy Milford Ramsey was born December 3, 1947 in Center, Texas to the late William Arthur Milford and Emma Candace Ramsey Milford. She was the youngest of three children - a brother, James Harold Milford and a sister, Linda Askins. Judy grew up in the Shady Grove community of Timpson and attended Shady Grove Methodist Church. Soon after graduation from Timpson High School, she married the love of her life, Ken Ramsey. As a little girl, Judy’s greatest ambition was to marry the love of her life and become a wife, mother and homemaker and that dream was fulfilled with the birth of two baby boys, Kenneth Stephen Ramsey and Nathan Weldon Ramsey. She was blessed to have two sweet daughters-in-law which she referred to as her daughters, and four precious grandsons that she adored. Judy always felt blessed that she was able to raise her family here in Timpson and be near her parents through their aging years.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth Ramsey of Timpson; sons Stephen Ramsey and wife Chrissy of Diana, TX, and Nathan Ramsey and wife Hannah of Timpson; brother James H. Milford and wife Jean of Longview; sister Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson; 4 grandsons: Taylor, David, Tristan, and Jordon; special family, Betty Crump and Sharon Stewart; and numerous other relatives.

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


Clayton Moore Taylor, 53, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carla Reed and Rev. Jean Ferraro officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, July 2, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Clayton Moore Taylor was born January 9, 1961, in Marshall, TX. He was the son of the late Thomas Edgar “Ted” Taylor, Jr. and Kathleen Moore Taylor. Clay graduated from Timpson High School in 1979 and worked with automotive parts for over 35 years, the majority of this time with Toledo Automotive in Center, TX . He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, and the Sons of the Republic of Texas.

Survivors include his mother Kathleen Moore Taylor of Timpson; brother Tom Taylor and wife Nancy of Prattville, AL; nieces, Allison Taylor of Denver, Colorado, and Elaine Taylor of Columbia, Missouri; and cousins, Mary Adams and husband Glenn, Melvin Moore, Jr. and wife Jan, Diana Moss and husband Marty, Rial Taylor and wife Cindy, and Bret Taylor and wife Christy.

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


Edith Gardner, (105) of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Green Acres Nursing Center. Mrs. Gardner’s funeral services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11am at the Mt. Zion CME Church. Elder Johnny Wilson will be officiating.

Survived by:

Son, Gilbert Booker Coleman (Odell) of Lawton, Oklahoma

Grandchildren:
Gilbert Coleman (Ida) of Dallas, Texas
Steven Coleman (Rowlett) of Dallas, Texas
Andre Brown (Jada) Chicago Illinois
Ricky Coleman of Houston, Texas
Pamela Coleman of Houston, Texas
Anita Scott (Willie) Lawton, Oklahoma

Niece, Zelma Lathan of Center, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from the hours of 6:00pm- 8:00pm
*Due to Martin Luther King Drive being under construction:
Traveling from the North: Detour to Nobles Street to Garrett Street
Traveling from the South: Detour to Hopkins Street to Jennings Street

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas
Repass Mt Zion CME Church
Services Entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Alma Jean Dundon, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Her wishes were to be cremated and No services are planned.

She was born April 28, 1928 in Huntington, WV to Dennis and Ethel (Ellis) White.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dennis & Ethel White and Husband, John N. Dundon.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Betty Snyder & partner, Helen Potter of South Carolina

Son & Daughter-in-law:
John & Sherie Dundon of Center

Grandchildren:
Heather Lloyd & husband, Mel of Florida
Frank Dundon & wife, Brenda of Ohio
Trishea Thomas of Seabrook
John E. Dundon & wife, Bridget of Seabrook

Great Grandchildren:
Terry Lloyd & wife, Samantha, Ashley Lloyd, Emily Lloyd, Misa Lloyd & husband, Caleb,
Jonathan Dundon, Sidni Dundon & Owen Dundon
Gage Thomas & Gavin Thomas
Nathan Dundon

2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Jaxon Lloyd & Ezra Lloyd

Twin Sister:
Betty

Sisters:
Helen, Lois & Barbara

Brothers:
Dale & Dawn

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


Arrie Fay McGee Rawlings, 88, of Houston, formerly of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

Arrie Fay McGee Rawlings was born March 16, 1926 in Center to William E. “Monk” McGee and Dora V. Walker McGee. She graduated as salutatorian from Center High School and went on to further her education at Houston Business College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Daughter: Carla Fay Rawlings Estrada and husband, Ralph of Houston

Son: Bryan Wesley Rawlings of Jacinto City

Grandchildren:
David “Van” Hailey and wife, Amanda of Lamesa
Tammy L. Pearson of Pasadena
Jennifer D. Yarberry and husband, David of Tyler
Vanessa E. Pearson Hoehn and husband, Patrick of Pasadena
Rafael G. Estrada Jr. and wife, Samantha of Lake Jackson
Steven W. Rawlings of Columbus, Ohio
Travis E. Rawlings of Jacinto City

8 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: James W. Rawlings
Daughter: Georgia L. Rawlings Pearson
Great Granddaughter: Anna Marie Burch
Parents: W.E. “Monk” and Dora McGee
Brothers: William Guy McGee, Ellis McGee, Thomas Earl McGee

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Burch, David Yarberry, Brandon Upshaw, Alex Burch, Travis Rawlings and Patrick Hoehn. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven W. Rawlings, Grant Yarberry and Rafael Estrada Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pine Ridge Cemetery Fund at Texas State Bank, PO Box 1069, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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


06/28/2014

Buster Ford, 78, of Center, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Ford was born July 11, 1935 in Bentonville, Arkansas. He served in the United States National Guard. Mr. Ford was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by

Children:
Jackie Ford and wife, Terry
Timothy Ford and wife, Kaye
Rick Ford and wife, Teresa
Phillip Ford and wife, Lori

Grandchildren:
Michael Ford
Eric Ford
Tyler Ford
Jennifer Yates and husband, Wesley
Holly Groves and husband, Brad
Christopher Ford
Kristi Rosas and husband, Isaac
Bradley Ford
Jordan Ford and wife, Lainey
Curtis Ford
Lanie Truitt
Lexie Truitt
Kate Ford
James Ford

Great Grandchildren:
Shayla Ford
Michael Ford
Kaidence Ford
Trinity Ford
Haleigh Ford
Paisley Ford
Jacob Rosas

One Sister

One Brother

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Violet Duke Ford
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Rayford and Ollie Mae Duke
One Brother

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


06/26/2014

Betty Ruth Slatten, 68, of College Station formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 28, 1946 in Center to Denton and Blanche (Stephenson) Haley. She graduated from Center High School in 1964. She was a retired technical editor. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, College Station.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Denton Haley.

She is survived by:

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

Grandchildren:
Casey Williams
Ava Grace Williams

Mother: Blanche Haley of Center

Brother: Denny Haley of Center

Aunts:
Faye Elder of Shreveport
Minnie Lovejoy of Center

Uncle: Carl Stephenson & wife, Patty of Houston

Numerous Cousins & Other Relatives

Pallbearers: David Chadwick, Burton Brown, Josh Payne, Rob Payne, Rick Wiedeman, Corby Howard, John Henry Holloway & Nathan Phelps

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


Jeremy Rick Sims, 33, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Barry Rankin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Jeremy was born July 30, 1980 in Nacogdoches to Rickie Sims and Elizabeth Cagle. He was a member of Dreka United Pentecostal Church in the Dreka Community of Shelby County.

He is survived by
Daughter: Millie Sims of Center

Father: Rickie Sims and wife, Mary of Shelbyville

Mother: Elizabeth Sitton and husband, Buddy of Woden

Sister: Brittany Lummus of Woden

Brothers:
Dewayne Sims and wife, Kristal of Meridian
Rick Foehner and wife, Kelly of Shelbyville
Jamie Dutton and wife, Angie of Houston
Josh Dutton of Center
Aaron Sitton of Nacogdoches
Brian Sitton of Baytown

Grandmother: Lue Margaret Sims of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Ward Sims, Zera Cagle, Clifton Cagle
Uncles and Aunts: Randy Sims, Mary Sims, Howard Sims, Ray Cagle

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


06/25/2014

Betty Doris Taylor, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mrs. Taylor was born March 5, 1934 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Allen Bryan English and Clara Lord English. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband of 62 years: Doyl Taylor of Joaquin

Daughters:
Betty Ann Cockrell and husband, David of Longview
Gayle Green and husband, Jerry of Hallsville

Grandchildren:
Rachel Stallard and husband, Jack of Kilgore
Lance Cockrell and wife, Jessica of Tyler
Casey Cockrell and wife, Amie of Springhill
Jeremy Green and wife, Jonette of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jacob Green and wife, Anansa of Appleby
Jordan Elizabeth Green of Lubbock

Great Grandchildren:
Kyle Stallard
Connor Cockrell
Nathan Cockrell
Elizabeth Cockrell
Benjamin Cockrell
Evan Cockrell
Josiah Green
Elijah Green
Josephine Green

Brother: Harold English and wife, Frances of Keithville

Brother-in-law: Ray Fisher of Pelican

Sister-in-law: Faye Ashley of Joaquin

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Allen Bryan English and Clara Lord English
Sisters: Jean Adkinson, Mildred Fisher
Brothers: J.C. English, Fred Roland English

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Golden, 83 of Carthage, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church with Dr. Kirby Hill officiating. A private family burial will be in the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Golden passed away June 24, 2014 in Longview, Texas.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Swanzy Golden was born July 25, 1930 in Nacogdoches, Texas to the marriage of Bob and Mae Billingsly Swanzy. Jane was raised and schooled in Center and graduated from Center High School with the class of 1949. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University and later received her Master’s in Education from Sam Houston State University. Jane met and later married D.D. Golden on December 22, 1952 and together they celebrated 61 years. Mrs. Golden retired from Livingston High School where she taught Home Economics for many years, was a member of the Service League of Carthage and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert Swanzy and a sister Martha Sue Swanzy.

Mrs. Golden is survived by her loving husband, D.D. Golden of Carthage; children, Dennis Golden and wife Kimberly of Carthage, Dixon Golden and wife Melody of Center, Suzon Cloud and husband Dan of Carthage, Gary Golden and wife Jeanette of Hemphill; brother, David Swanzy and wife Maelinda of Center; grandchildren, Dan Cloud, Sarah Darnell, Allison Grant, Denny Golden, Lauren Golden, Lindsay Golden, D.D. Golden, L.E. Golden, Kasey Golden, Rob Golden, Kurt Golden, Drew Golden; great grandchildren, Mitchell Grant, Jaime Grant, Will Cloud, Madison Cloud, Gavin Golden, Easton Golden; nephew, Davy Swanzy; nieces, Betsy Swanzy, Caroline Jean Brewer; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dan Cloud, Drew Golden, Rob Golden, Gary Golden, Ryan Grant and Daryl Darnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Linda Snow, Bill Golmizer, Bill Brady and Kevin Cook.


Ora Verdell "Bubba" Christopher, Jr., 46, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County. Interment will follow at Shady GRove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

He was born May 4, 1968 in Nacogdoches to Ora Verdell Christopher Sr. and Helen Miller Christopher. Mr. Christopher loved being "Pappy" and enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his precious grandchildren. "Bubba" was a man of few words, but spoke through music.

He is survived by
Wife: Cheryl Christopher of Nacogdoches

Children:
Jessica Baker and husband, Randy of Weatherford
J.D. Christopher and wife, Kerry of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Braiden, Kaidy and Ella Baker

Mother: Helen Christopher of Nacogdoches

Father: Verdell Christopher of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Ronald Miller and wife, Betty of Nacogdoches
Steve Christopher and wife, Rhonda of Nacogdoches
Joey Christopher and wife, Lindsay of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Tresa Ady and husband, Tony of Nacogdoches
Kim Sherrod and husband, Tim of New Caney

Mother of his children: Davina Morgan of Buffalo

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

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


06/24/2014

Jessie Lee Bishop, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Bishop was born July 13, 1943 in Manchester, Tennessee to Everett Bishop and Lorene Long Bishop. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by

Wife: Ruth Bishop of Shelbyville

Children:
Jack Bishop and wife, Sybil of Estill Springs, Tennessee
Anita Evans of Cowan, Tennessee
Bobby Allgood of Cleveland
Larry Allgood and wife, Lisa of Porter
Randy Allgood of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Bridget Magby
Savannah Bishop
Erin Allgood
Randell Allgood

Great Grandchildren:
Bobby Allgood
Ashton Magby
Corbin Magby

Brothers:
James (Bill) Bishop and wife, Fay of Manchester, Tennessee
Harold Bishop of Winchester, Tennessee

Sister: Lynda Bishop of Hillsboro, Tennessee

Sisters-in-law:
Alice Ansley of Gary
Jerrie Chandler of Shelbyville

Pallbearers will be Homer Jones, Bill White, Max Carl, Nathan Pruitt, Tom Ansley and Roby Runnels.

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


Jane Frances Young Smith, 86, of Garrison, Texas went home to the Lord on June 23, 2014, at the Hospice of East Texas. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at First Baptist Church Garrison, 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 28, with Brother Jeremy Pruitt officiating. The deacons of First Baptist Church are honorary pallbearers. A reception will follow in the church Christian Life Center. A private grave side service will be held at a later date.

Born January 26, 1928 on the family farm near Garrison, Jane was the only child of Gus W. and Jessie Jopling Young. Jane accepted Christ when she was 12 years old at an outdoor summer revival, then quickly found her place in God’s service. She taught Sunday School – which she considered her spiritual gift – for 61 years, until 2012. She especially loved teaching the Dorcas class at First Baptist Church in Garrison.

After several years living on the family farm, Jane and her parents moved “in town” to a home on Garrison’s Main Street. She attended Garrison schools, graduating as valedictorian in 1944. In 1948, she earned a BA degree from Baylor University. That same year she married a handsome Baylor man, Ernest Duane Smith. Duane’s work took them for a short while to Baltimore, Maryland and then to Garland, Texas for 20 years. While living in Garland, Jane taught junior high school English for 8 years and third grade Sunday School. Jane and Duane’s only child, Gregory Duane Smith, was born there, in 1958.

In 1971, the family returned to Garrison, where Jane stayed busy at First Baptist Church wearing may hats: Sunday School teacher, church clerk, building/decorating committee member, and church trustee. Jane was a charter member of the Greenwood Cemetery Association, serving as its secretary and treasurer for almost 40 years.

While in her 70's, Jane decided she could do more, so she ran for election to the Garrison City Council, where she served her community for six years. One highlight of her life was being selected as Garrison Citizen of the Year in 2008. Jane also cherished her 80th birthday celebration, attended by over 100 family and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, and by Duane in 1997. After Duane’s death, Jane designed and built a new home on the Main Street lot where she had grown up. She often commented that life is a circle and that she was so happy to be back where she started, in the town she loved so much.

Cherishing Jane’s memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Treacey Smith, her beloved grandchildren, Nolan Smith and his wife, Stacy, Caroline Smith, and Sarah Smith, and a beautiful great-granddaughter, Catherine Smith. Also Jane’s cousins, Nannette Collins and Nelcene Phillips, who were like sisters to her.

Jane’s family wishes to thank her dearest friends, Veralene and Elmer Edgmon, for always being there, whatever she needed.. The family also wishes to thank the four wonderful women who stayed with Jane during the last year of her life - June Barclay, Patsy Coulter, Johnnie Ruth Jopling, and Barbara McDonald. Jane’s greatest wish was to stay in her home. They gave her that gift.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Garrison Building Fund, Box 99, Garrison, TX 75946 or to the Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Jane’s prayer for everyone she knew and loved comes from Numbers 6:24 - 26: “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”


06/23/2014

Jean Nielsen, 76, of Center, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Ms. Nielsen was born March 25, 1938 in Joaquin to Jimmy and Annie Hogan. She loved reading her Bible, listening to country music and taking care of her pet dogs. She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Sister: Gracie Forsythe of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Yvonne Hogan of Conroe
Ruth Hogan of Conroe

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Conrad Nielsen
Father: Jimmy Hogan
Mother: Annie Hogan
Brothers: Floyd Hogan, James Hogan

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


Marlin Thompson, 59, of Garland, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Ricky Null officiating.

Mr. Thompson was born November 4, 1954 in Center to Steve Horace Thompson and Iva Nell Moore Stevens. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Mother: Iva Nell Moore Stevens of Garland

Children:
Marlin Anthony Thompson of Center
Sara Barton and husband, Larry of Center

Grandchildren:
Christian Barton
Jason Barton

Brothers:
Marcus Thompson of Garland
Rodney Thompson of Forney

Sisters:
Mary Thompson of Carthage
Lois Hamilton of Tawakoni
Gay Nell Null of Garland

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Steve Horace Thompson
Sister: Iva Irene Keiser

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


06/21/2014

Clara Risinger, Clara Risinger, 79, of the East Hamilton Community, peacefully passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family to be with our Lord and Savior.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Joe Jones officiating and Eulogy by Grandson, Lee Risinger. Burial will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 15, 1934 in Shelby County in the Neuville Community to Hardy Stanley and Eppie Irene (Graves) Stanley. She worked as a nurse for the Center Sanitarium & Herman Hospital in Houston for many years. She was also a telephone repair clerk for Southwestern Bell Telephone Office. She was a member of the Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Hardy and Eppie Stanley, Son, Ricky Lynn Risinger, Brother, Robert Lee Stanley, Infant Brother, Infant Sisters, Special Friend & Sister-in-law, Evie Lou Miller.

She is survived by:

Husband of almost 60 years, Travis Risinger of the East Hamilton Community

Grandson, Lee Risinger & wife, Shaunna of the East Hamilton Community

Great Granddaughter, Hannah

Sister, Ruth Cooper & husband, Earl of Orange

Special Niece, Debbie Cooper McHugh & husband, Timmy of Houston

Special Nephew, Doyle Miller & wife, Annie of the East Hamilton Community

Nieces:
Becky Byley & husband, Roy of Woodville
Pam Cooper Toney & husband, Rorey of Orange

Great Niece (Namesake), Charlie Claire Clement

Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews and Loving Friends

Pallbearers: Tommy Cox, Dudley Cox, Rory Risinger, James Ray Risinger, Timmy McHugh & Jimmy McHugh

Honorary Pallbearers: Edward Risinger, Robert Risinger, Tom Swearengen, Lamar Smith & Marlon Risinger

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


Betty Ponder, 87, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Benton, Illinois.

She was born December 11, 1926 in Ewing, Illinois to Floyd and Lena (Batts) Polan. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Floyd and Lena Polan, Son, Michael W. Ponder, Sisters, Francine, Mary Louise and Jo Nell.

She is survived by:

Husband of 69 years, Solon “Wayne” Ponder of Joaquin

Daughter, Francis Nealy of Seattle, WA
Daughter, Debra Goodwin of Sparks, Nevada

Son, Floyd Dale Ponder & wife, Mari of San Antonio

Grandchildren: Benjamin Nealy, Travis Ponder, Rachel Ponder, Elliott Goodwin, Bradley Goodwin, Russell Goodwin & Tiffeny Ponder

Great Grandchildren: Cheyenne Lewis, Brandon Lewis, Alexis Nealy, Carter Nealy, Landon Ponder, Connor Goodwin, Kinsley Ponder & Mackenzie Goodwin

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


06/20/2014

Velma Odell Smith, 92, of Center, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore and Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Smith was born August 4, 1921 in Shelby County to John Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman. She loved to cook supper every Saturday night for her family. Ms. Smith was devoted to her family and loved the Lord. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Betty Sue McSwain and husband, Gene of Deadwood
Jeanene Porter of Deadwood
Gene Edward Smith and wife, Mila of Center

Son-in-law:Rev. Mervin Scott and wife, Vivian of Deadwood

Grandchildren:
Beverly Smith and husband, Darwin
Shelia Chandler Burns
Joel Graves and wife, Deanna
Ken Graves and wife, Heather
Karen Halstead and husband, John
Janet Ritter and husband, Blake
Neil Graves
Valerie Smith
Laci Porter Doan and husband, Matt
Reese Edward Smith and wife, Stephani
Scotti Smith

14 Great Grandchildren

10 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Vaudine Adams of Center
Vastine Folsom of Center

Brother: James Verlon Luman of Center

Special cousin: Adell Livingston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Homer “Jack” Smith
Children: Douglas Wayne Smith, Linda Joy Scott, Kathy Ann Smith
Sons-in-law: Danny Porter, Aubrey Graves
Great Grandson: Jaysen Graves
Parents: John Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman
Sister: Vernice Holt

Pallbearers will be Joel Graves, Ken Graves, Reese Smith, Matthew Chandler, Gene Edward Smith and Neil Graves. Honorary pallbearers will be Verlon Luman, Lester Hacker, Darwin Smith, Gene McSwain and Jay Petty.

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


Hoy McMahon, 99, of Center, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Lynn Warner officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Mr. McMahon was born September 28, 1914 in Kirbyville to Hamp V. McMahon and Ellie McMahon. He served on the Center ISD School Board and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Linda Moody and husband, Tommy of Center
Tommy McMahon and wife, Frances of Center
Jimmy McMahon and wife, Judy of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Michael McMahon and wife, Linda, Jan Storrs, Scotty McMahon, Brad Moody and wife, Kaylyn

Great Grandchildren:
Summer McMahon, Aaron McMahon, Macy Moody, Gracie Moody, Jonathon Storrs, Matthew Storrs

Stepdaughters:
Belinda Warner of Houston and husband, Lynn
Beverly Harper of Houston

Numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren

Niece: Marjorie Culver of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nephew: Billy Ray Parker of Atlanta, Georgia

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hamp V. McMahon and Ellie McMahon
Wife: Avis Holt McMahon
Wife: Etheline Mason McMahon
Sisters: Bea Rains, Lela Parker

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


Virginia “Jinkie” Lummus, 76, of Orange, passed away on June 17, 2014, at Vidor Nursing and Rehab in Vidor.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Toney Miller of First United Methodist Church in Nederland. Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday June 20, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Owlet Green, Texas, on August 2, 1937, she was the daughter of Orbie Welch and Avie Elaine (Richardson) Welch. Virginia worked at Riverside Supermarket, Big B Donuts, The Fairstore, Danny’s Foodcenter, and Walmart. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Jinkie is preceded in death by her sister, Mattie Mae Williams; brother, Charles Ray Welch; daughter-in-law Tammy Risinger; grandson, Ryan Paul Risinger; and granddaughter, Constance Eileen Chisum.

She is survived by her children, Rory Risinger Sr. and wife, Lana of Patroon, Texas, Ramona Chisum and husband, Paul of Little Cypress, Texas, and Rebecca Green of Huntsville, Texas; grandchildren Rachelle Risinger, Rory “Bubba” Risinger, Jr. and wife, JoAnn, Sarah Chisum, Keith Chisum and wife, Courtney, Stephen Green, Joshua Green, Logan Holbrook, and Lindsey Holbrook; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Alexis, and Gabriel Chisum Wesley and Shelby Jellison, and Sylvia Risinger; brother, Walter Welch and wife, Heidi; sister, Jeanie Moore and husband, Bill.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rory Risinger Sr., Rory Risinger Jr., Paul Chisum, Stephen Green, Keith Chisum, and Logan Holbrook. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Green, Wesley Jellison, and Gabriel Chisum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association: 700 North Street, Suite M Beaumont, TX 77701.


06/19/2014

Deborah Jean Scott-Hurst of Center, Texas, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the age of 60 years, 4 months, and 25 days.

Deborah was born January 25, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and had been a longtime resident of East Texas. She was a nutritionist and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Her survivors include her son, Justin Hurst and fiance Courtney Bullard of San Marcos, Texas; her mother, Marjorie Scott of Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Marjorie Bartlett of Houston, Texas, and Patricia Eagar of Maui, Hawaii.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlon Hurst; her father, Kempner Scott; and her sister, Victoria.

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment will follow at Maroney Cemetery, located off Hwy. 7.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to JRDF on line at www.jrdf.org or by mail to 3420 Executive Center Dr. Ste #108, Austin TX 78731-1625 in an effort to help fight Type 1 Diabetes.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Constance Bernice Rousseau Weber, 92, of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Cold Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Ms. Weber was born June 15, 1922 in Longstreet, Louisiana to Travis Dave Rousseau and Pearl Weatherly Mosby. She was a member of East Houston Baptist Church in Houston.

She is survived by
Children:
Connie Sandel and husband, John of Huntsville
Glenn Weber and Linda Clancy of New Waverly
Gilda Ann Ballard and husband, Donny of Porter
Carl Weber and wife, Pearl of Coldspring
Sheila Schindler and husband, Larry of Huffman

Grandchildren:
Clint Sandel
Charlotte McGaughey
Raymond M. Weber
Rhonda Hosch
Nikki Hammet
Chance Ballard
Carl Weber
Kelley Ferrer
Colette Palmer
Leslie Kopecky
Marisa Wilson
Gina Batts

15 Great Grandchilren

3 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Opal Chandler of Garrison
Ann Janette Westbrook of Louisville
Florine Parker of Kilgore

Preceded in death by
Father: Travis Dave Rousseau
Mother: Pearl Weatherly Mosby
Stepfather: Jim Mosby
Husband: Carl Raymond Weber
Daughter: Ramona Danette Batts
Brothers: Hollis Rousseau, Buster Mosby
Sisters: Evelyn Rousseau Cargill, Pat Manning

Pallbearers will be John Sandel, Donny Ballard, Joe Chandler, Chance Ballard, Carl Weber, Clayton Kopecky, Zack Hosch and Max Hosch. Honorary pallbearer will be Raymond M. Weber.


06/16/2014

Mrs. Mary Grace McNeil Greer, age 71, passed away from this earth on June 12, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 12, 1942 in San Augustine County to parents William Lawrence McNeil and Gladys Molly Poindexter McNeil.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Rev. Gary Paschel officiating. Interment will follow at Cushing Cemetery in Cushing, Texas. Active pallbearers will include Michael Knous, Steve Lawrence, Bryan Best, Darrell Rose, Clinton Layton, and Fred Burnaman, Mitchell McCoy, and Mark Greer.

Friends and family are invited to open visitation from 12:00 to 6:00 on Tuesday, June 17 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Family will be present from 6:00- 8:00 pm.

Grace is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Seborn William Greer,Jr.; sister Rothy Carmel "Daisy" McNeil Murray; and brothers, Willie Marcus McNeil and Roy Arnold McNeil.

She is survived by her sons, Brent Greer and wife Glenna, Seborn William Greer III and wife Susan; grandsons, Ryland "Roo" Greer, Micah Luke Greer; granddaughters, Myla Corbin Greer, Malena Paige Greer, Megan Elisabeth Greer; sisters, Dicie Louise McGowan, Jimmie Ester Lawrence; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Greer was known affectionately as Grace and her life exemplified that name in her very nature. She was soft spoken, kind, generous, loving, playful and fun loving to all she came in contact with. Grace was an encourager to her friends and family. She often sent notes, poems, and scriptures that were personal to encourage someone who was having a down day. She was crafty and when she was in a project everyone got to experience her zeal. She especially loved plaster and decopage coffee cans. She loved spending time with family and friends and was especially famous for her chocolate oatmeal brownies!!

Memorial contributions may be offered to Chi Alpha Ministry, PO Box 838 Waxahachie, Texas 75168.


06/15/2014

Lonnie “L.J.” Chance Jr., 85, of Center, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Mt Herman Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Chance was born May 15, 1929 in Shelby County to Lonnie Lawrence Chance and Ora B. Spurlock Chance. He retired from Houston Police Department after more than twenty-two years of service. Mr. Chance later moved home to Shelby County, where he retired as Chief Deputy of Shelby County Sheriff’s Department after eleven years of service. He was currently serving as a Community Service Coordinator for both Shelby and Panola Counties.

He is survived by
Sons:
Gary Chance and wife, Debbie of Magnolia
Wendell Chance and wife, Becky of Center

Sister: Fleta Warr Hill of Friendswood

8 Grandchildren

12 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lonnie Lawrence Chance and Ora B. Spurlock Chance Warr
Wife: Billie Jo Chapman Chance
Stepson: Donald Ray Milam
Brothers: Maxie Nolan Chance, Claude Chance, Larry L. Chance

Pallbearers will be Don Eric Milam, Justin Chance, Lynn Rogers, Jeff Dommenge, Gene Koonce and Glen Chance.

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


James “PA” Richard Stokes, 73, of Garrison, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Graveside service will follow at 12:00 noon at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt officiating.

Mr. Stokes was born September 6, 1940 in Nacogdoches to Willie Vernon Stokes and Rosie Bell Garrett Stokes. He loved the Texas Ranger’s Law Enforcement and enjoyed reading and collecting Ranger memorabilia. Mr. Stokes was baptized into the Baptist faith in 1970 by Bro. Honea and was also associated with the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Sylvia Stokes of Garrison

Children:
James Randle Stokes and wife, Melanie of Garrison
Julie Renee Stokes of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Brent Baldridge
Bradley Baldridge
Casey James Stokes
Ashlyn Stokes
Alissia Adair Stokes
Jade Stokes

Great Grandchildren:
Dixie Rae Baldridge
Brantley James Baldridge
Austin Reid Stokes

Brothers:
Robert Earl “Bubba” Stokes and wife, Gayle of Garrison
Jessie Stokes and wife, Judy of Garrison

Sister: Sharon Green of Garrison

Sisters-in-law:
Earlene Liles of Clayton
Karen Jo Flint of Garrison

Nephews:
Wayne, Pete and Jerry Stokes
Mike, Greg and Scott Liles

Nieces:
Angie, Kandy, Jessica and Dusty

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie Vernon Stokes and Rosie Bell Garrett Stokes

Pallbearers will be Wayne Stokes, Jerry Stokes, Pete Stokes, Mike Liles, Steve Berthlot, Greg Liles and Scott Liles.

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


Clifton O. Boniol, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Mr. Boniol was born May 16, 1942 in Center to Walter Boniol and Ruth Williams Boniol. He was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Boniol was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Boniol of Center

Children:
Tammie Lawrence and husband, Danny of Center
Rodney Boniol and wife, Kim of Center
Jeff Boniol and wife, Jeanne of Red Oak
Kristal Walker of Center
Kevin Boniol of Center
Clifton James Boniol of Center

Nine Grandchildren

Brother: Michael Manungram and wife, Rose of Center

Sisters:
Norma Rudd of Center
Gaynell Wilburn and husband, Jimmy of Center
Janice Churchman and husband, Max of Tenaha

Brother-in-law: James Williams of Gilmer

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

Preceded in death by
Parents: Walter Boniol and Ruth Williams Boniol
Sister: Mary Williams
One Infant Brother

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


Lexa Willoughby Whitton, 82, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Burial will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 16, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1931 in Shelby County to Luther and Jenny (Byrd) Willoughby. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther and Jenny Willoughby, Husband, TJ Whitton, Son, John Whitton, Son, Roger Whitton, Great-Grandson, Shone Whitton, Daughters-in-law, Edith Whitton and Peggy Whitton.

She is survived by:

Children:
Annette Bradshaw & husband, Dale of Timpson
David Whitton of Joaquin
Cecil Whitton & wife, Kay of Timpson
Joyce Wolfe & husband, Ronnie of Timpson
Frances Miller & husband, Rick of Pasadena

Daughter-in-law:
Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Tammy Worsham, & husband, Arvin
Jeremy Whitton
Jennie Alvis & husband, John
Marsha Bradshaw
Joseph Bradshaw
Rhonda Villarreal & husband, Luis
Kim Griffin& husband, Bill
Michael Whitton
Angela Whitman & husband, Goldman
Crystal Berg & husband, Lydell
Kevin Whitton & wife, Tammy
Kenneth Redmon & wife, Michele
Pamela Whitton
Gary Whitton & wife, Brittany
Kenneth Whitton & wife, Lauren
Joshua Whitton & wife, Angela
Zoie Whitton
Jaime Wolfe
Rohnni Jo Wolfe
Elizabeth Wolfe
James Wolfe
Ricky Miller &wife, Kristy
Shelly Miller

40 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Jeremy Whitton, Joseph Bradshaw, Kevin Whitton, Kenneth Redmon, Gary Whitton, Kenneth Whitton, Joshua Whitton, James Wolfe and Ricky Miller

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


06/13/2014

Thomas Edward “Junior” Sparks, Jr., 91, of Timpson, TX, passed away June 12, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. A graveside service for Mr. Sparks will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 15, 2014, in County Line Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Brian Simmons officiating. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Born March 4, 1923, in Rusk County, TX, Thomas Edward Sparks, Jr. was the son of the late Thomas Edwin Sparks and Ora Lee Barnes Sparks. After graduating from Timpson High School, Junior served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He and Elma Brown were married September 24, 1949, in Shreveport, LA. In 1987 Junior retired from Union Carbide as a lead burner. During his years in Texas City, he was a member and Sunday School teacher at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and coached several youth baseball teams

Junior was a wonderful Christian dad and adoring PawPaw. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life. He loved telling stories of his flying exploits during World War II.

He is survived by

Daughters Drucilla Dickey and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, TX
Sandra Simmons and husband Billy of Texas City, TX
Sara Cornett and husband Charlie of Missouri City, TX

5 grandchildren:
Brian Simmons and wife Cheryl
Kevin Simmons
Heather Jannett and husband Corey
Courtney Adams and husband Justin
Justin Cornett

4 great grandchildren:
Ethan Simmons
Gavin Simmons
Lincoln Jannett
Rylie Adams
and 1 on the way

Special friend Margery Massey

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Thomas Edward “Junior” Sparks was preceded in death by wife Elma Brown Sparks, son Thomas E. “Eddie” Sparks, III, and brothers Rayford and Lloyd “Pete” Sparks.

Donations may be made to County Line Missionary Baptist Church, c/o David Sparks, 3375 Hwy 84 West, Timpson, TX 75975 or a charity of your choice.

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


06/12/2014

Sarah JoAnn Chantland, 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at Clayton Cemetery in Panola County.

Ms. Chantland was born August 18, 1938 in Sheridan, Arkansas to John W. Ashcraft and Della Allen. She was a member of American Legion Post 318 in Koran, Louisiana. Ms. Chantland enjoyed sports, traveling, socializing, throwing parties, cooking and just about any activity where she was surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by
Daughter: Cheryl Green and husband, Danny of Shelbyville

Sons:
Johnny Henshaw and wife, Kim of Yorktown, Virginia
Robert D. Schuler and wife, Sue of Kellogg, Minnesota

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Henshaw and wife, Desiree of Dover, Delaware
Jennifer Jacob and husband, Nick of Charlottesville, Virginia
Robert D Schuler Jr. and wife, Cassie of Wisconsin
Anita Jo Trevino of Corpus Christi
Manny Trevino of Corpus Christi

Great Grandchildren:
Josh Henshaw
Addyson Henshaw
Mason Schuler
Tyler Schuler

Special Step Grandchildren:
Amy Green Warton
Emily Green Willis
Matthew D. Green

Niece: Della Rhea Holley of Little Rock, Arkansas

Numerous other nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: John W. Ashcraft and Della Allen
Daughter: Nancy Ann Trevino
Husbands: J.C. Henshaw, Dale Schuler, Clifford Chantland
Brothers and Sisters: James Hershal Ashcraft, Glen Ashcraft, Opal Louise Holmes, Oma Blackwell, Frank Lee Ashcraft, Yuba Marie Freeman, Neggie Mae Bettis

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


Lula Belle Pierce David, 94, of Logansport, LA, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born in Shepperd, Texas May 30, 1920 to Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Pierce.

Services are being held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport. Visitation will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 from 5 until 9pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2pm followed by burial at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, LA.

She is survived by:

Daughters Ozelle Ariola of Houston and Deborah Wilkinson and husband Howard of Logansport, LA.

Daughter-in-law Sandra David of Logansport, LA.

Grandchildren
Paige Gates and husband Kristopher of Logansport
Miki Dyess and husband Joey of Houston
Kevin Ariola of Decatur, TX
Brooke Lowe and husband Bradley of Logansport
Francie Woods and husband Lance of Logansport
Dandi Holloway of Joaquin, Tx
Chance David and wife Julie of Joaquin, TX
Courtney Averett and husband Brian of Logansport

Great-Grandchildren
Jordan and Kaden Lowe; Shelbi Hutto and husband, Michael; Morgan Dyess; Haley and Sally Ariola; Willie, Katie and Bonnie Woods; Lilly and Hadlee Averett; C.J. and Justin Collier; Bryar Holloway; and Lucinda David

Special niece and nephew, Jerry and Nelta Anderson

Special friend, Veador McClure and Johnny Pearl Austin

8 Great-Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Pierce; husband, W.B. "Hookie" David; daughter, Joyce Wooden; son, Freddie Paul David; son-in-law, Elwyn Ariola; grandson, Willie Ariola; silbings - Doshie Fisher, Lawrence Pierce, Sr., Frank "Red" Pierce, and Essie "Dimples" Rogers.

She was an avid gardener, quilter, and homemaker. She loved being outdoors and raising cattle. L.B. loved flowers and reading the Bible. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and she left her mark on everyone she met. She was always cooking something and don't ask what it was unless you wanted to hear 'what the little boy shot at'.

Special thanks to Louisiana Home Care, Mansfield for their wonderful nurses and staff.

"Don't spend your money on flowers because only a rose will do."

Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


Leon Allen (75) of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Mt. Zion CME Church at 1:00pm. Rev. Billy Gardner will be officiating.

Survivors:
Wife: Linda Allen of Center, Texas
Son: Antonio (Denise) Allen of Lavergene, Tennessee
Daughter: Loura (David) Hunt of Nacogdoches, Texas
Brothers: Jerry (Joyce) Lathan & Ira Jackson of Center, Texas
Hughie (Doris) Allen of Orange, Texas

Grandchildren: Andrea Pleasant, Kolby Pleasant, & Marlo Allen

Great-Grandchildren: Zy’Keis Fields, Kaden Fields, Mar-Keith Mergerson Jr., Ce’Riyah Fowler, & Keviana Moody
Aunt: Mary Ella Gardner

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Friday, June 13, 2014 from the hours of 5pm to 7pm. Due to road construction on Martin Luther King, detour from Martin Luther King to Nobles Street, then to Garrett Street.

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery.
Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


06/11/2014

James Edward Webb, 74 , went home to be with the Lord on Friday May 30th, 2014 in Webster, Texas. James was born in Shelbyville, TX to Frost and Etta Mae Webb on June 26,1939.

James is survived by daughter Lateena Webb of Baytown, TX; son James Birdette Webb of Huntsville , TX and stepsons, Alton Thomas Pollock and Dondi Lee Pollock Hyatt and Sheba Lafawn Pollock (deceased) and 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his siblings Helen McKanna of Houston, Jimmie Lee Wimberly, Homer Joe Webb of Marble Falls, TX, Patsy Maki of Tyler, Eunice Bourgeois of Houston, TX, Mary Letulle of Marble Falls, TX, and Sue Webb of League City TX.

We will all miss James with our deepest love and compassion for being a loving father and brother.

Throughout most of James' life he was a 'Mr. Fix-it' man but became a master technician for Lennox Air Conditioners and all other major appliances. As a result of his experience and expertise he taught refrigeration and air condition at Lamar University in Beaumont, in the technical and continuing education department. Being adept at repairing washers and dryers earned him his nickname "Magtag" by his friends and customers.

James was a Christian and loved the Lord, he touched many lives through his love and generosity and was loved by everyone. The family extends a special thanks to the staff and management of Regency Village Care in Webster, TX for their care, friendship and compassion during James' seven years following a stroke resulting to respiratory illness and congested heart failure.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, the 14th of June at 11.am, at McClelland Community Church in McClelland, TX 75973, CR 2571, off of HWY 147.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McClelland Community Church. P.O. Box 1173, Center, TX 75935. Ref; James Edward Webb.


06/10/2014

Funeral services for George Ray Matthews, 77, of Livingston, Texas, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas with Bro. Ray Matthews and Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 PM, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be held at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 also at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas.

Mr. Matthews was born on February 22, 1937 in Joaquin, Texas and passed away on June 8, 2014 in Livingston, Texas. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War, serving from 1956-1971; he retired from the military. He celebrated 54 years of marriage with his wife, Linda Sue (Ray) Matthews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Lois (Bolton) Matthews; and sister, Baby Girl Matthews.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Matthews of Livingston, Texas

Daughters and sons-in-law
Rebecca Thomson and Carl of Livingston, Texas
Mary Neely and Timothy of League City, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law, George Ray Matthews Jr. and Kristy of Ellisville, Mississippi

Grandchildren: Rachale Bulanek, Christopher Matthews, Sarah Neely, Caleb Neely, Naomi Neely, Bryan Matthews, and Jared Matthews

Great-granddaughter, Evelyn Bulanek; brothers, Jimmy Matthews of Center, Texas and Johnny Matthews and wife Madeline of Kingwood, Texas

Along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Mr. Matthews will be escorted to his grave by pallbearers, Joseph Matthews, Jud Matthews, Jim Matthews, Brandon Matthews, Christopher Matthews, Kory Bulanek, Melvin Sheffield, and Tim Neely. Honorary pallbearers: Jared Matthews, Bryan Matthews, Johnny Thomson, and Caleb Neely.

Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements


Zera Christene Armstrong Cagle, 92, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Sims officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Ms. Cagle was born March 31, 1922 to Henry V. Armstrong and Della Dean Smith Armstrong. She loved gardening, crocheting, talking on CB radios and spending time with family. Ms. Cagle was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.

She is survived by

Children:
Christene Cagle Borders, wife of the late Gene Borders
Rosemary Cagle
Marquette “Mark” aka Poss Cagle and wife, Barbara
Francine “Liz” Sitton and husband, Buddy
James Clayton “J.C.” Cagle and wife, Susan
John Henry Cagle and wife, Cynthia

Grandchildren:
Gena Borders Porterfield, wife of the late Danny Porterfield, Delicia Borders Eaves and husband Larry Joe, Christy Borders Mills and husband Ronnie, Angelia Shuptrine Lenes, Paul Shuptrine and wife Ruth, Ronny Williams and wife Crystal, John Hutto, Vanessa Selman and husband Mike, Sarah Berry and husband John, Dewayne Sims and wife Kristal, Jeremy Sims, Brittany Lummus, Aaron Sitton, Brian Sitton, Jessica Cagle Merritt and husband Justin, Ashley Cagle, Clayton Cagle, Jeffrey Cagle, Cortney Cagle Hughes and husband Chad, Emily Cagle Halstead and husband John, Allison Cagle, Tara Davenport and husband Josh, Christy Slay and husband Brandon

Great Grandchildren:
Rece Porterfield and wife Ashley, Rena Porterfield Horton and husband Brian, Blake Smith, Jasa Rodgers, Caleb McDonald, Joshua McDonald, Taylor Mills, Kristen Lenes Hooten and husband Timothy, Jared Lenes, Joshua Shuptrine and fiance' Sable Bass, Coty Shuptrine and fiance' Joshua Helstern, Jaxson Williams, Liam Williams, Xanden Hutto, Khlyer Hutton, Isabella Selman, Hayden Aguliar, Hunter Berry, Brooklyn Berry, Jarron Sims, Gavin Sims, Delayna Sims, Millie Sims, Jaxon Merritt, Kayla Hughes, Michael Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Jaycee Hughes, Jaeliegh Hughes, Hayden Pate, Emma Pate, Rylan Halstead, Madison Halstead, Jodi Davenport, Wendi Davenport, Clayton Davenport, Leland Davenport, Mathis Slay, Taylor Slay

Great Great Grandchildren:
Payton Alexander, Braden Alexander, Keithan Horton, Kage Horton, Tanner Hooten, BABY Hooten :), Jordan Lenes, Jaden Lenes, Jamey Bass

Sisters:
Nelda Lawson and husband, Willard
Frances Hanson

Special Friends:
Francesca Jenkins
Kelly Berry

Preceded in death by
Husband: Clifton Edward Cagle
Son: William Raymond “Ray” Cagle
Grandchild: Cheree Borders Smith
Sisters: Sybil Armstrong Curbow, Agnes Rector
Brothers: Max Neil Armstrong, R.L. Armstrong, Gerald Fayne Armstrong

Pallbearers will be Terry Caudle, Steve Caudle, Wayne Hendricks, Kirk Holloway, Jeff McDaniel, Rece Porterfield, Paul Shuptrine and Jeremy Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be Willard Lawson, Larry Joe Eaves, Josh Shuptrine, Jared Lenes, Clayton Cagle, Jeffrey Cagle, Rickie Sims, Blake Smith and Shane Steitler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ms. Cagle’s name to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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


A life honoring graveside service for Ernest Hogg, 98, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kountze, TX. Visitation with family and friends will be Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Lumberton Family Funeral Home.

Ernest died on June 9, 2014. He was born November 9, 1915, in Beaumont, TX to George and Beulah Hogg.

He loved when his children and grandchildren would visit, was mild mannered, had a good sense of humor, and never complained or had anything bad to say about anyone. Ernest as a young man, along with his cousins, would hop trains and travel with the hobos. The difference was they had money in their pockets, so they would sneak off to eat on their own. A lover of sweets in general, chocolate was Ernest’s favorite. While in Chicago he went into U. S. Steel and was hired on the spot. Never mind he was unsure of what they’d hired him to do, it was a warm place to work, and he would figure it out! He went on to work for Sun Pipeline and Pinewood Country Club before retiring. Ernest married Ruby in 1958 and cared for her many years through illnesses until her death, as well as his brother, Vernon. He always had a garden where he enjoyed tending his flowers. His Dad told him “If you have a baby girl, I will buy you a new car.” He never got that car…

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Robert Hogg and wife, Lisa, of Carthage, TX, Frank Brannon and wife, Michelle, of Simonton, TX, Robert ‘Bobby’ Brannon and wife, Beverly, of Vidor, TX, Donald Hogg and wife, Lavinda, of Carthage, TX, Cleve Hogg and wife, Patti, of Carthage, TX, Steve Hogg of Longview, TX, and Gary Hogg and wife, Dana, of Lumberton, TX; eighteen grandchildren; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Spoonemore Hogg; son, Raymond Hogg; parents; brother, Vernon Hogg; and sister, Lela Hogg.


06/09/2014

Bonnie Davis Belrose, 79, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Ms. Belrose was born July 1, 1934 in Shelby County to Herman Davis and Annie Campbell Davis. She was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

She is survived by
Children:
Jerry Belrose of Kyle
Beth Wall and husband, Drew of Red Oak

Grandchildren:
Corey Belrose of Center
Sissy Belrose of Seminole, Oklahoma

Great Grandchildren:
Caley Belrose of Center
Carissa Belrose of Center
Kendall Perkins of Seminole, Oklahoma
Cason Belrose of Center

Brother: Buck Davis and wife, Mae of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Jim Belrose and wife, Linda of Center
A.B. Belrose of Port Neches
Robert Belrose of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Forest Belrose
Son: Danny Belrose
Parents: Herman and Annie Campbell Davis
Sisters: Joy Oswalt, Grace Hutto, Nack Duncan, Barbara Graves
Brother: Billy Davis
Great Granddaughter: Zoie Prislac

Pallbearers will be Billy Clyde Davis, Sonny Davis, Lynn Davis, Howard Davis, Clifton Porter, Anthony Clark and Bubba Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Drew Wall, Jim Belrose and Jose Acuna.

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


Martha Ann Crippen, 81, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County with Don Williams officiating.

Ms. Crippen was born November 2, 1932 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County to Robert “Bob” Jefferson Powdrill and Laura Belle Ballard Powdrill. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Jack Ramsey Crippen and wife, Bonnie of Quinlen

Grandchildren:
Nicolle Noske and husband, Jason of Wood Creek
Thomas Sims and wife, Sandra of Joaquin
Toby Sims of Quinlen
Tonya Sims of Quinlen
Bradley Bowns of Conroe

Great Grandchildren:
Haylee Noske of Wood Creek
Henley Noske of Wood Creek
Landon Noske of Wood Creek
Bayleigh Malone of Quinlen
Brayden Malone of Quinlen
Ashton Sims of Joaquin
Emma Sims of Joaquin
Chloe Sims of Joaquin

Sister: Jane Cooper of Center

Sister-in-law: Odessa Powdrill of Garrison

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert “Bob” Jefferson Powdrill and Laura Belle Ballard Powdrill
Husband: Jack Crippen
Brothers: Howell Powdrill, Robert Powdrill
Sisters: Billie “Mama Bill” Tillotson, Marie Smith, Frances LeGrone, Johnnie Weeks, Robbie Hartt

Pallbearers will be Bradley Bowns, Thomas Sims, Tony Powdrill, Shane Cooper, Danny Williams and Joe Williams. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Stanley.

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


06/05/2014

Betty Sue Bridges Bailey, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 6, 1933 in Center to Odie Eugene Bridges and Louis Adams Bridges. Ms. Bailey retired from Farmers State Bank, where she worked in the bookkeeping department for over 30 years. She also volunteered for many years at The Rainbow Room in Center. Ms. Bailey was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, David Chadwick and Rev. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Larry Warren, John Ward, Michael Warren, Brad Hinton, Danny Bruce Bailey Jr., Danbert Collum, Clayton Hinton and John Dillon. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Strong, Kenneth Hardy, David Chadwick, Mike Powdrill, Bro. Johnny Allen, Monk Peace and Ronnie Graves.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Tamie Warren and husband, Larry of Center
Bridgette Ward and husband, John of Center

Grandchildren:
Dena Hinton and husband, Brad of Center
Danny Bruce Bailey Jr. of Center
Krista Warren and husband, Michael of Center
Danbert Collum of Center
Michelle Dean of Oklahoma

Great Grandchildren:
Harley Layne Hinton
Clayton Hinton
Kyla Warren
Jacob Rueg

Sisters-in-law:
Sue Corbell and husband, Billy Jack of Huxley
Myrle Bridges of Center

Special Niece: Renee Bridges of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Edward Bruce Bailey
Daughter: Sonya Renee Bailey
Son: Danny Bruce Bailey
Parents: Odie Eugene Bridges and Louis Adams Bridges
Brother: Billy Bridges
Son-in-law: Sammy Dean
Nephews: Billy Gene Bridges, Jr., Odie Bridges

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


Harold Dean Clark, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born August 8, 1934 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Ira Leonard Clark and Beatrice Davis Clark. Mr. Clark served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He loved fishing, gardening and planting flowers.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Watkins and Jeffrey Watkins.

He is survived by

Daughter: Kelly Kroll and husband, Lester of Center

Grandchildren:
Andrew Kroll of Center
Adreana Kroll of Center

Sisters:
Karen Locke of Palo Minto
Ann Richardson of Rockwall
Betty Shamley of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Louise Clark
Parents: Ira Leonard Clark and Beatrice Davis Clark

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


Alex E. Cravey, 91, of San Diego, California, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014 in his home in Ranch San Diego, California. He was born September 8, 1922 in West Hamilton, Shelby County, Texas to Nathan Alexander and Alice Jean Blum Cravey. Mr Cravey served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a member of Disabled America Veterans. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Mae Getz Cravey, his daughter Elaine Cravey and a number of brothers and sisters. Alex lived most of his life in New Mexico and California.

Alex loved his children, Clark Cravey, of 29 Palms, California, his three daughters Lisa Cravey, Diana Cravey and Elaine Cravey all of San Diego. He is also survived by his sister Lawanda Bell of Rancho Cucamonga, California as well as his loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A private interment will be held at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas and a memorial service will be planned at a later time

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


06/04/2014

Funeral services for Margie Neal Rush, 84, of Burke will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Cindy Doran and Reverend Becky Love officiating. Graveside committal will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Sample Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Rush was born November 23, 1929 in Shelbyville, Texas to Jack and Atta (Sample) Strickland, and died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at her residence. She had resided in Angelina County most of her life.

She was a devoted wife of 53 years and a loving mother and grandmother. She opened her home and heart to all who entered her life. Her greatest joy was her family, not only hers but many others. Her funny, witty personality and beautiful smile brought laughter and sunshine to those around her. She made everyone feel loved with her big heart, words of wisdom, and her delicious cooking...especially biscuits!

Mrs. Rush was a faithful member of Burke United Methodist Church and was a great inspiration, setting a Godly example to all. Her strength and faith were a shining light in the darkest of days.

She was a homemaker for most of her life, but worked outside the home at Perry Brothers, D.H. Walker’s, Piggly Wiggly and Brookshire Brothers.

Mrs. Rush served at the V.F.W. Post 1836 in Lufkin for many years and was a Past President. She was also a lifetime member of the Livingston V.F.W. and had served as the District 19 V.F.W. President. She was also a member of the D.A.V. and volunteered at the V.A. Clinic in Lufkin.

Survivors include her children, Linda Cayton and husband Nathan of Lufkin, Mike Rush and wife Debbie of Carrollton, Pam Burnette, Patsy Colbert and husband Bobby, all of Burke, and John Rush and wife Cherry of Burke; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family she was mother to.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Zusle Rush, Jr.; son, Mark Rush; son-in-law, Reverend Jerry Burnette; granddaughter, Stacy Smith; and sisters, Jackie O’Sullivan and Laverne Rice.

Pallbearers will be Scott Cayton, Jeromy Burnette, Wesley Burnette, Bradley Smith, Matt Rush, Aaron Rush, Zane Rush and Pvt. Caul Reynolds, U.S. Army.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Cayton, Daniel Rush, Steven Burnette, Terry Colbert and Todd Baker.

The family extends special thanks for their loving care to Trinity Mission Health & Rehabilitation of Diboll and Affinity Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stacy Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Patsy Colbert, 2931 Tidwell Road, Diboll, Texas 75941.

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

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

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Albert E. Browning, age 92, lifelong resident of Winnsboro, LA (Franklin Parish), passed away, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel , Winnsboro, LA, with burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, LA.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home from 5pm until 8pm.

Mr. Browning was born October 6, 1921 in Franklin Parish, LA to parents, John William Browning & Bertha (Tyndell) Browning. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a military police, where he served in all five major campaigns. He is most known in Winnsboro, LA for his inventions, to which five of those he held the US patents for. He was a farmer and he raised cattle. He worked many years for the USDA where he was a cotton classer. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Winnsboro, LA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John William Browning & Bertha Tyndell Browning, his daughter, Ruby Jean Netherland, four brothers; R.J, John Henry, Lenoid, & James Browning and 3 Sisters; Annie Lee Melton, Betsy Dorton, and Katherine Reeves.

He is survived by:
Wife, Ruby (McCoy) Browning of San Augustine, TX (formerly of Winnsboro, LA)
Daughter & Son-in-law: Patricia & Glenn Heintschel, Sr. of Shelbyville, TX
7 Grandchildren:
David Hemphill & wife, Belinda of Shelbyville
Danny Hemphill & wife, Connie of Winnsboro, LA
Joe Hemphill & wife, Carla of Wisner, LA
Sarah Stokes & husband, Denton of Vicksburg, Mississippi
Ann Newsom & husband, Gene of Delhi, LA
Dwayne Netherland & wife, Lonnie of Ruston, LA
Terry Netherland of Winnsboro, LA

20 Great Grandchildren
6 Great Great Grandchildren

3 Sisters-in-law:
Pearl Langston of Jackson, Mississippi
Jewel Templeton of Monroe, LA
Katherine Barber of Chase, LA

Honorary Pallbearers will be Grandsons:
David Hemphill, Danny Hemphill, Joe Hemphill, Dwayne Netherland & Terry Netherland

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


06/02/2014

Funeral service for Mr. Robert E. “Bob” Tinkle, Sr., 81, of Gary, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Tinkle passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 1, 1932, in Long Branch, TX, Robert E. “Bob” Tinkle, Sr. was the son of the late Homer Tinkle and Madge Faye Hudman Acrey. After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, Bob was a car salesman for Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. During this time, he also enjoyed drag racing for Ford Motor Company. Other activities that brought much pleasure to Bob included ranching, gardening, attending gospel singings, supporting his favorite basketball team – the Gary Bobcats, and attending First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his son, Bobby Tinkle and wife Robyn of Gary, TX; daughters, Pansy Tinkle of Timpson, DeAnn Elliott of Georgia, and Kellie Brittain and husband Jake of Zavalla, TX; brothers, James Acrey of Gary and Joe Mack Acrey of Houston; sisters, Lorene Nix of Mt. Enterprise, Billie Faye Davis of Houston, and Virginia Churchman of Carthage; 14 grandchildren: Robby Tinkle, Ryan Tinkle, Jennifer Batton, Jessica Black, Gary E. Crenshaw, Jr., Joanna Crenshaw, Jeramey Elliott, Twink Ritter, Beau Hicks, J. D. Hicks, Avri Cisneros, Jase Barnett, Cole Brittain, and Emmi Brittain; 8 great grandchildren: Brantley Aviles, Madelyn Tinkle, Taylor Ridgway, Kendall Ridgway, Emilee Black, Kaitlyn Black, Cameron Crenshaw, and Azaria Ritter; and 2 great great grandchildren: Cora Squier and Autumn Monroe.

In addition to his parents, Bob Tinkle was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Tinkle, sister Dorothy Reese, and infant sister Lois Faye Tinkle.

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


Elton "Brad" Bradley McSwain, 63, of Hemphill, died Friday night in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital. He was born in Center, Texas, to Elton and Melba Parrish McSwain. Brad was a tool pusher in the oil fields and a member of the Old Salem Baptist Church, Center, Texas.

He is survived by his wife Linda McSwain of Hemphill, his sons; Alex McSwain of Hemphill, Nicholas McSwain and Vicki of College Station, his daughter Jeanna McSwain of Bunker Hill, Indiana, his brother Kery Grant McSwain of Center, his sisters; Judy Beth Wright and Marsha Jones, both of Center, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Brad was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Terri Ferguson.

Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas. Funeral services well be at 10:00AM, Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery, Center, Texas.


06/01/2014

Ira Ware “DUB” Fenley, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1930 in San Augustine County to Ira Fenley and Effie Mae Ware Fenley. Mr. Fenley served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: Carolyn Sue Fenley of Center

Sons:
Mike Fenley of Center
Marty Fenley of Missouri
Glyn Fenley of Houston
Tommy Fenley of Houston

Daughter: Brenda Darlene Hyde of Houston

Sisters:
Mae Stottes and husband, Donice of Center
Joyce Lucas and husband, J.C. of New Caney
Jo Ellen Bush and husband, Charles of Marshall, Arkansas

4 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ira Fenley and Effie Mae Ware Fenley
Daughter: Krystal Joyce Fenley
Son: Jimmy Fenley
Brother: Gene Fenley

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

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05/31/2014

Edward M. Markl Jr., 87, retired automobile dealer and long-time Fort Worth resident, passed away peacefully the morning of May 31, 2014 surrounded by his daughter and son.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 with the Rev. Michael Hale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice, which Ed would have wanted and which he did quietly behind the scenes, during his lifetime.

Ed was born January 21, 1927 in Wyandotte County in Kansas. He was a loving husband to his late wife, Pamela, for 56 years, a loving father to his two children, a respected businessman in the community, a WWII veteran and a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

Ed’s family was in the automotive business in Kansas since the mid 1920’s, following in the footsteps of his late father in one of the oldest GM franchise dealerships in the country, until Ed sold the GM dealership in the late 1970’s.

He purchased the Mercedes-Benz/Rolls Royce franchise in Overland Park, Kansas and served as the President of the Rolls Royce Dealers Council and was awarded the ‘Order of The Silver Lady’ for having one of the outstanding Rolls Royce dealerships in the country. He sold the dealership in the late 1980’s.

After working in the automotive business in southern, California, Ed and Pam moved to Fort Worth to be near their children at TCU and Ed was an account sales executive for Franklin Electric for some 10 years before retiring.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Martin Markl, Sr. and Teresa Markl and beloved wife, Pamela Sue Markl.

Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia A. Brown and husband Burton Brown of Center, Texas and son, Marty Markl and wife, Ann of Boyd, Texas, along with a brother, John Robert Markl of Scottsdale, Arizona plus many nieces and nephews.

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


05/30/2014

Finis Bell, Sr. 95, of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his residence. Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Services will be Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Hicks Chapel at 2:00pm. Burial will be on June 3, 2014 at 9:00am in Houston, Texas at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. Rev. James Bell will be officating.

Mr. Bell is survived by:
Son:
Finis Bell, Jr of Houston, Texas

Brothers:
Robert Bell of Garrison, Texas
Rev. James Bell and wife Shirley of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Louise Bolton of Seattle Washington
Lucille Jones and husband O’Neal of Garrison
Dorothy Roberts and husband Ozen of Garrison
Archie Moffett and husband Simmie of Garrison
Christine Bell all of Garrison
Lillie Grimes and husband Bob of Washington
Lillian Walker of Washington
Margie Wilkerson and husband Eddie of Washington
Patsy Greer and husband Weldon of Center

*Due to Martin Luther King Drive being under construction: Detour from Martin Luther King Drive to Nobles St, to Garrett Street, & to 804 Martin Luther King Dr. (Hicks Mortuary)

Services under the direction of Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas.


05/29/2014

Alvin William, Dorner, 91, of Center previously from Haskell, Texas, went to meet his Lord God on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Willow Cemetery in Haskell, Texas with Rev. Troy Culpepper officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

The product of German descent and the embodiment of the strong –willed, determination, and spirit that is needed to be a farmer, Alvin Dorner embraced and often fought the land and nature to provide for his family and help his friends. He became a resident and farmer in Haskell, Texas in 1945 and continued as such until he retired at the age of 82 when he moved to Center, Texas. Alvin Dorner’s deep love for the land that he tilled and for the country that it symbolized, led him into military serviceduring World War II. In the service of his country from 1942 to 1945, he flew 33 missions as a tail-gunner with his plane and crew leading three of those missions. As a staff sergeant of the US Air Force,he faced death and witnessed the death of others with the fortitude and bravery that few of us can imagine. Although this took a severe toll on his spiritual well-being because of his strong belief in the Ten Commandments, he continued to strive for what he considered good and right. Alvin Dorner always strived to impart to others those attributes of good and right. He will truly be missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his German parents, Albert William Dorner & Katherine Meinen Dorner, his first wife, Virginia McCarty Dorner, his baby girl, Barbara Ann Dorner and his adopted son, Alvin Wayne Dorner.

He is survived by:
Wife: Margie Slatter Dorner of Center & members of her family

Sister:
Lucille Prokisch

Nephews:
Ronnie and Dean Prokisch & their wives

Daughter:
Kathie and husband Henry Alvin Sherman, Jr.

Daughter-in-law:
Linda and husband Mike St. John

Grandchildren:
Alichia and husband Paul Warren
Rhonda and husband Bobby Howard
James Boatman

Great Grandchildren:
Alvina Sherman
Baron Hendrix
Tyler Howard
Matthew
Emily Howard
Maison Boatman

Great Great Grandchildren:
Kyliegh Moats
Kyrain Moats

Pallbearers: James Boatman, Bobby Howard, Paul Warren,Barron Hendrix, Russell Beakley & Richard MathisIn

Lieu of flowers, Family requests donations can be made In Memory of Alvin Dorner to Lakeside Village Assisted Living, 1468 Loop 500, Center, Texas 75935.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com.


05/28/2014

Joe David Daniel Bullard Sr., 59, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born January 24, 1955 in Springhill, Louisiana to Odell Bullard and Annie Rae Beshea Bullard. Mr. Bullard served in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Rocky Mount Cemetery in the Rocky Mount Community of Louisiana.

He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Bullard of Center

Sons:
J.D. Bullard and wife, Kelly of Bossier City, Louisiana
Daniel Culver of Nacogdoches
James Bullard and wife, Lillie of Johnson City, Tennessee

Daughter: Christina Bullard of Johnson City, Tennessee

12 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Mac Bullard and wife, Betty Jean of Sarepta, Louisiana
Ray Dell Bullard of Nacogdoches
Maston Andrew Louis Bullard of Blanchard, Louisiana

Sisters:
Annie Elaine McDaniel and husband, Leroy of Denham Springs, Louisiana
Patty Sue Holdiness and husband, John of Magnum, Louisiana
Katie Louise Lanclos and husband, Francis of Clinton, Louisiana
Tammy Adams of Shreveport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Parents: Odell Bullard and Annie Rae Beshea Bullard
Sister: Elizabeth Gay Bullard Brayant

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


Robert (Dick) Lee Johnson, 84, of Center passed away Monday morning, May 26, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Mr. Johnson will lay-in-state on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10am to 11 am at Triumph Center. Visitation will be Friday, May 30, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.

Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX. with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

Mr. Robert Lee Johnson is survived by
Daughter: Alice Dock of Center

Sons:
Carl Johnson, and wife, Louise of Center
Robert Lynn Johnson, and wife Emma Joan of Center
Charles Johnson of Dallas
Glen Johnson, and wife, Debra of Center
Bobby Johnson, and wife, Della of Center
Tommy Johnson of Center

Sister: Dessie Manning of Los Angeles, CA.

Brother: Jessie Sims of San Augustine, TX.

18 Grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Kent Jones of Center


Bianchey Faye Goodwin, 75, passed away on Monday May 26, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX.

Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Saturday May 31, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist in Center, TX with Pastor Liz Tatum officiating.
Mrs. Goodwin was born in Center, TX. on December 1, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mazena and L.Z. Goodwin; siblings, Willie Glen Goodwin, Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin and Bennie P. Goodwin-Tatum.

She is survived by her beloved children and grandchildren, Valerie Goodwin, Sonja Betts and husband Carl (Anthony Wilson) and Patrick Goodwin and wife Kathryn; Kendall White and Avery Goodwin; eight sisters, and one brother, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Services are under the direction of Guardian Funeral Home and Community Funeral Home.


05/25/2014

Funeral services for Mr. Sammy R. Dillon, 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment with Masonic graveside rites will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Dillon passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Garrison.

Born May 31, 1951, in Houston, TX, Sammy R. Dillon was the son of the late Hayden Dillon and Billie Ruth Cantrell Dillon. He was a graduate of Timpson High School, a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge, Houston, a life member of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Houston, and a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson. Sammy Dillon had been a contractor in environmental services.

Survivors include mother Billie Ruth Dillon of Nacogdoches, wife Pam Dillon of Nacogdoches; son Kirk Dillon and wife Haley of Nacogdoches; daughter Natisha Allen and husband Kyle of Timpson; grandchildren: Taylor Morris, Paytin Dillon, Tyler Morris, Megan Dillon, Taran Morris, Liam Dillon, and Lukas Allen; brothers Danny Dillon, Mike Dillon and wife Pat, and Tony Dillon; and sister Tina Lightfoot and husband David.

Sammy was preceded in death by his father Hayden Dillon, daughter-in-law Tara Dillon, and brothers Wayne, Joe, and David Dillon.

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



Funeral services for Janie McSwain Johnson, of Cleveland, Texas will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the chapel of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Buddy Johnson and Dr. Gene Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Old Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Mrs. Johnson passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, surrounded by her family, at her home in Cleveland, Texas.

Mattie Janie Johnson was born January 10, 1921, in Shelby County, Texas to Lee and Ethel McSwain. Janie was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas.

Janie is survived by her son, Rev. Buddy Johnson and wife, Taffy of Waxahachie, Texas; two daughters, Jane Edwards and husband, Gene of Ft. Worth, Texas and Jean Anderson of Cleveland, Texas; nine loving grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Maxine Jernigan and Christine Mahan of Center, Texas; one brother, Bobby McSwain and wife, Connie of Irving, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grady Johnson; one sister, Luna Waller and one brother, Earl McSwain.

Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Scott Johnson, Ben Johnson, Jon Johnson, Alan Johnson, Tommy Rose, Zane Copeland, Prentice Anderson, Jared Anderson, Tommy Gaskins, Adam Anderson and Andy Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren G. McSwain, Oren Warr, J.C. McSwain, Doyle Luman, Howard Johnson and Bro. Thomas Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, it was Janie’s desire that memorial donations be made to Baptist Missionary Association of America, Mexico Missions, PO Box 30910, Little Rock, Arkansas 72260.

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


05/22/2014

Mrs. Anita Louise Rhodes passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Nacogdoches, Texas, at the age of 67.

Louise was born Jan. 23, 1947, to parents James Buford Box and Vinnie Dorline Cranford Box. She grew up in the Timpson area, graduating from Timpson High School and Massey Business College.

Louise has lived in the Central Heights area of Nacogdoches County for more than 20 years.

She was a loving and faithful daughter, wife, mother, and Granny to her family. She had a strong heart, which helped her fight a hard 25-year battle. She's now at rest in the arms of Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Buford "Mike" Box; and granddaughter, Megan Hailey.

Her survivors include her husband, William F. "Bill" Rhodes; son, Lindy Cordell Hailey and wife Kailie; daughter, Kerri Lynn Martin and husband Joshua; her mother, Dorline Box; grandchildren, Brad Hailey and wife Ariel, Lane Hailey, Paige Hailey, Jillian Martin, Katy Martin, and Kamden Martin; and brothers, Billy Ray Box and wife LaEdra and James Box and wife Elaine.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

Services are set for 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Josh Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brad Hailey, Lane Hailey, Gary Adkison, Chris Box, Brian Box, and Robbie Box.

Louise's family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904-3358.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Jane Roberts Perry, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born August 30, 1921 in Reese to Jerry Roberts and Louise Boles Roberts. Ms. Perry graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1939. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Rachel Bible Class of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chad Solieu, Kaleb Smith, Chris Karschnick, Marty Askew, Kevin Askew and Bruce Britt. Honorary pallbearers will be Reid Peace and Brayden Britt.

She is survived by
Children:
Wayne Perry and wife, Barbara of Center
Sue Dumatrait and husband, Billy of Ragley, Lousiana
Janice Askew and husband, Leon of Gilmer

Grandchildren:
Teresa Britt of Center
Dana Evans of Timpson
Marty Askew of Austin
Kevin Askew of Winnsboro
Jennifer Karschnick of Ragley, Louisiana
Jaymie Solieu of Lake Charles, Louisiana

10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Troy Perry
Brothers: Wilburn Roberts, Darel Roberts, Wayne Roberts
Sisters: Jean Chapel, Florein White

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


Annie Fay (Jack) Johnson, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7-8pm at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Lay-in-state will be held from 10-11 Saturday morning May 24, 2014 at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Services will be held directly following the lay-in-state with Bishop Howard Cloudy officating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery Center, Texas.

Survivors include:

Husband: Robert Johnson

Daughter:
Alice Dock of Center

Sons:
Carl Johnson of Center
Robert Lynn and wife Emma Jean Johnson of Center
Charles Johnson of Dallas
Glen and wife Debra of Center
Bobby and wife Della Johnson of Center
Tommy Johnson of Center

Brother:
Kent Jones of Center

18 Grandchildren

35 Great Grandchildren

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


James Derek (Do Right) Belin, 46, of Center, passed away Monday, May, 19, 2014 in Huxley Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Services will be held Saturday May 24, 2014 at 12 noon at the Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas with prophetess Lydia Osby officating. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Chinita Belin of Center

Daughter:
Jamine Belin of Center

Brothers:
Joe Belin and wife Daphne of Houston, Texas
Travis and wife Tracey Belin of Center

Sister:
Tonya Belin of Center

Granddaughter:
Ayla Belin of Center

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


Mr. Carl “Julio”Brown, age 75 of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Green Acres Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service will be Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2pm at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with
Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. There will not be any visitation.

Mr. Brown was born March 26, 1939 in San Augustine County to Parents, Jake Brown & Vena (Holloway) Brown. He graduated from Chireno High School. He worked as a truck driver for Central Freight for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake & Vena Brown, 4 Brothers, Alfred Brown, Morris Brown, Clarence Brown, & Norris Brown and 2 Sisters, Mattie Doyens, and Denny “Ruth” Brown and Special Step son, James “Jim” Brown.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda (Ceal) Brown of Timpson

5 Grandchildren:
Morgan Baker of Timpson
Raina Baker of Timpson
Ryan Paul Baker of Timpson
Chandler Burgay of Timpson
McKenzie Burgay of Timpson

Great Grandchildren:
Kane Baker, Kase Baker, Ryder Baker & Avery

Brothers & Sisters:
Paul Brown & wife, Lorri of Garrison
Nolan Brown & wife, Gaye of Nacogdoches
Wayne Brown & wife, Lamerle of Douglas
Harley Lester Brown of Longview
Archie Brown of Alabama
Ivern Shaw of Blackjack

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Brother-in-law: Frank Ceal of Highlands

Pallbearers: Morgan Baker, Ryan Paul Baker, Chandler Burgay, James Howland, Joey Jernigan & Stephen Burgay
Honorary Pallbearers: Patrick Shaw & Eric Perry.

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


05/19/2014

Daniel Harrington, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 7, 1946 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Dewey Harrington and Paula Gaspard Harrington. Mr. Harrington enjoyed motorcycling, cooking and watching Texans football. He was of the Catholic faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Reynolds Cemetery in the Dreka Community of Shelby County with Bro. Kerry Green officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tod LaVergne, Don Younker, Ryan Kutner, Marty Byrd, Phillip Pryor, Gilbert Liscano and Brock Pryor.

He is survived by
Wife: Shirley Harrington of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Penny Younker and husband, Don of Houston
Michelle LaVergne and husband, Tod of Port Neches
Danelle Galloway of Kent, Washington
Rachelle Pryor and husband, Phillip of Nederland

Son: John Harrington of Groves

12 Grandchildren

4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Dewey Harrington and Paula Gaspard Harrington
Granddaughter: Barra Kutner
Brothers: Floyd Harrington, Robert “Bobby” Harrington

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


05/17/2014

Iva Nell Fields, 93, of Orange and formerly of Center, passed away on May 14, 2014, at Sabine House in Orange.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Patroon Cemetery in Patroon, Texas.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Patroon, Texas, on August 24, 1920, she was the daughter of Ollie Burette Whitten and Della Mae (Lout) Whitten. Nell worked as a machine operator at Equitable Bag Company in Orange for ten years, and later retired from Herider Farms in Center. She loved her family and was a wonderful cook.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Thomas F. Talbert and Robert Louis Fields; parents, Ollie Burette and Della Mae (Lout) Whitten; brothers, Carl Whitten, T.E. “June” Whitten; sisters, Sibyl Dover, Laverne Whitten, Lovis Kellum, and Hazel Whitten.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Smith and husband, J.W. of Orange, Robbie Talbert Gunderson and husband, Dr. Clark of Lake Charles, LA, and Billie Talbert Skinner and husband, Charles of Orange; grandchildren, Jeffrey Smith of Orange, Simone Smith Moore and husband Sam of Orange, Jill Skinner of Vidor, Ashley Gunderson of Lake Charles, LA, and Dr. Camille Gunderson of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren Mackenzie Moore of Lake Charles, LA, Stephanie Moore of Los Angeles, CA, Brennon Moore of Orange, Brianna Beckley of Vidor, and Nadia Gunderson of Lake Charles, LA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Orange County, 1506 W. Park Avenue Orange, TX 77630.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staffs at Sabine House and River City Hospice for their excellent, loving care of Mrs. Fields.


05/16/2014

Robert Yarbrough, age 81, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014 at his residence in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6pm until 8pm Friday, May 16, 2014 at Community Funeral Homes in Timpson, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at New Liberty Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Interment to follow at New Liberty Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Rev. Cedric Grace officiating.

He is survived by

Daughter, Johnnie (Gerald) Nash of Center, Texas.

Son, Trayland Johnson

5 Grandchildren and a host of neices and nephews.

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


Michelle (Mikki) Jame Mueller. 53, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at her residence. She was born October 21, 1961 in St. Clair, Michigan to Bruce Lewis and Pat Shaver. She was of the Lutheran Faith.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Mueller, Brian Lewis, Ben Shaver, Dustin Muller, Laurie O'Neill and Chris Lewis Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Lewis, David Lewis, Ralph MAta and Gary Lewis.

She is survived by

Daughter: Laura Mueller of Tenaha, TX
Son: Bobby Mueller of Tenaha, TX

Mother: Pat Shaver of Tenaha, TX
Father: Bruce Lewis of Escanaba, MI

Aunts:
Kathy Hawk of Tenaha, TX
Joanie Shaver of Tennessee

Brothers:
Brian Lewis & Lucy of Tenaha, TX
David Lewis of Escanaba, MI

Sister:
Cindy & Dale Delatte of Tomball, TX

Uncle: Ben Shaver of Tennessee

Nephews: Chris Lewis and Rudy Delatte

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Robert Mueller
Two sons Hoss Cunningham and Brannon Cunningham


05/13/2014

Evelyn Frances Chandler Frazer, 82, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Nacogdoches. She was born November 26, 1931 in Galena Park to Lawrence Homer Chandler and Myrle Evelyn Bigham Chandler. Ms. Frazer was a member of McClelland Community Church in Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Brazoria Cemetery in Brazoria.

Pallbearers will be Tom Curtis Ansley, Yance Flores, Bobby Lawrence Allgood, Larry Allgood, Randy Allgood, Matthew Trevino and Tom Paul Chandler II.

She is survived by
Children: Carol Ann Davis of Brazoria

Grandchildren:
James Dewayne (Bubba) Davis and wife, Dianna of Brazoria
Ann Ellington and husband, Roger of Brazoria

6 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Ruth Bishop and husband, Jessie of Shelbyville
Alice Ansley of Gary
Jerri Ann Chandler of Shelbyville
Billie J. Briggs of Van Vleck

Nanny’s Special Children:
Matthew Trevino
Savannah Trevino
Tom Paul Chandler II
Yance Flores

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lawrence Homer Chandler and Myrle Evelyn Bigham Chandler
Husband: James Edward Frazer
Brothers: Homer Dean Chandler, Noble Ray Chandler, Tom Paul Chandler

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


Miriam Adams Jernigan, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born August 20, 1930 in Shelby County to Flint Thomas Adams and George Ann Samford Adams. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Willie Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Micky Ray, Misty Ray, Liza T Powers, Thomas Jernigan, Todd Jernigan, David Adams, Mark Simmons, John Simmons and Melissa Marcantel. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucas Powers, Melinda Sims, Mallory Sims.

She is survived by
Children:
Rickie Paul Jernigan of Center
Reba Ann Powers and husband, Harry of Amarillo
Rebecca Towns and husband, Mike of Center
Woodie Jernigan and wife, Shina of Center

Grandchildren:
Micky Ray and wife, Melinda Howard Ray of Kingwood
Misty Ray of Center
Melissa Marcantel and husband, Brandon of Zachary, Louisiana
Melinda Sims and husband, Brent of Center
Lucas Powers of Olean, New York
Liza T Powers of Houston
Liberty Powers and wife, Kassie of Amarillo
Lydia Powers of Lake Charles
Thomas Jernigan of Center
Todd Jernigan of Center
Brittany Blunt of Center
James Winkler of Center
Lisa McLawchlin and husband, Kevin of Timpson

12 Great Grandchildren

Daughter-in-law: Vivian Jernigan Ford of Center

Sister-in-law: Betty Adams Simmons of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Jernigan
Son: Fern Jernigan
Parents: Flint Thomas Adams and George Ann Samford Adams
Brothers: John R. Adams, Robert F. “Bob” Adams, F.T. Adams, Jack Alford
Sister: Lucille Jernigan

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


Michael Drake Tapley, infant son of Michael Tapley and Sarah Smith, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born Monday, May 12, 2014.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

He is survived by
Parents: Michael Tapley and Sarah Smith of Center

Brothers:
Jaden Tapley of Tatum
Conner Tapley of Tatum
Kamden Tapley of Tatum

Step Brother: Chandler Smith of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandparents:
Rhonda Cotten of Center
Mona Smith of Logansport, Louisiana

Great Grandmother: Lois Chandler of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Louise Dent of Center

Aunts:
Brooke Williford and husband, Jason of San Augustine
Nikki Smith and husband, Jeremy of Center

Great Uncle: Blaine Tapley of Shelbyville

Cousins:
River Williford of San Augustine
Daylon Smith of Center

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


Paul Revere Warren was born in Center on August 10, 1917 and passed away at age 96 on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Orange. He was the son of Mac Duff and Annie Brinkley Warren.

Paul’s father, Mac Duff, was the first graduate of Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University. While his father was enrolled at SFA, Paul was one of the young students that participated in the learning lab classes which trained future teachers.

Paul’s mother, Annie Brinkley Warren, was Postmaster in Neuville, when the trains still made regular stops there.

To attend high school, Paul rode his horse 10 miles, from Neuville to Center.

Paul always had many stories to share and scars to show from his adventures, jumping and crawling through the barbed wire fences to swim in the creeks on the way home from school.

As a young man, Paul worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (which he himself referred to as “The Tree Army”) which built parks all over the state of Texas. One of the best-known parks is Boykin Springs in The Angelina National Forest located near Sam Rayburn Lake.

While attending SFA, Paul met and married Annie Mae Craig in 1936. It came as a surprise to the couple when they realized their wedding day fell on Halloween!

During World War II, Paul was in the Merchant Marines, stationed in Catalina Island, California. While he was on duty his only child, Frances Ann Warren Henley, was born in Center.

After leaving the Merchant Marines, the family moved to Orange, where Paul worked at Livingston Shipyard as a locksmith, then at DuPont Sabine River Works as a machinist, until he retired.

Paul was a mechanic and could work on most any automobile or piece of machinery. He enjoyed gardening, yard work along with following and investing in the stock market.

Paul Warren was preceded in death by his wives, Annie Mae Warren and Margarette Wilkinson Warren, and by his daughter, Frances Ann Warren Henley.

Paul is survived by his son-in-law, Duane Henley Sr.; 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren,
grandson, Duane Henley, Jr. of Dallas; his children Trevor, Georgia, and Lily; grandson, Paul Henley of Orange,; his family, Glenetta (wife), children, Alana, Taylor, Cory and Shelby; grandson, Jeff Henley, Sr. of Austin; his family, Marla (wife), children, Erin and Jeffrey Jr., and granddaughter, Laura Henley Quigley of Pacifica, CA; her family, Peter Quigley (husband), children, Pierce and Abigail.

A Christian Graveside Ceremony and Burial will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Hallsville Cemetery in Hallsville, Texas.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Duane Henley Sr., Duane Henley, Jr., Paul Henley and Jeff Henley, Sr.


05/12/2014

James Harold Black Sr., 91, of Palestine, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Palestine. He was born February 8, 1923 in Alto to Templeton Black and Edna Phares. Mr. Black was a member of Tyre Lodge #198 in Tennessee Colony and also a member of Scottish Right, Shriners and VFW Post #3907. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service, with military honors, will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Cemetery.

He is survived by

Wife: Paula Kimbro Black of Palestine

Son: Ronald Black of Deer Park

Daughter: Cindy Tindol of Houston

Grandchildren:
Tommy Black of Midland
Stephanie Stephenson of Midland

4 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Templeton Black and Edna Phares Black
Sons: Donald Black, Richard Black, James Black Jr.
Brother: Morris Elmer Black

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


Infant Dixie LeeAnn Graves, born and passed away on May 7, 2014 at UTMB Galveston, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Strong Cemetery with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

She is the daughter of Kirk & Amanda Shofner Graves of Shelbyville.

Granddaughter of R.E. "Bubba" Shofner of Shelbyville and Janet & Tom McLeod of Shreveport, LA

Great Grandmother, JoAnn Shofner

She is also survived by 3 brothers, Trey, Bailey & Paxton Graves

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Other Relatives

She is preceded in death by paternal Grandparents, Nim Graves & Kay Patterson, and Great Grandfather, Pete Shofner.

Pallbearers:
Trey Graves, Bailey Graves, Paxton Graves & David McLeod

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


05/11/2014

Charles “Charley” Roy Chase, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Nacogdoches. He was born August 26, 1935 in Kirbyville to Charles Edward Chase and Lucille Burwick Chase. Mr. Chase served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1967.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by

Sons:
Richard Chase and wife, Patricia of Center
Roy Edward Chase and wife, Cindy of Beaumont

Daughters:
Jana Leija and husband, Rene’ of La Porte
Shirley Metz and husband, Tommy of Baytown

8 Grandchildren

11 Great Grandchildren

Special Friends: Tina & Tommy Powell of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles Edward Chase and Lucille Burwick Chase
Daughter: Grace Ann Chase
Grandson: Chad Sims
Granddaughter: Alicia Chase Benoit
Brother: Billy Chase
Sister: Wanda Chase Smith

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


J. D. Walton, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 in San Augustine. He was born August 16, 1933 in Idabel, Oklahoma to Dorris Downy Walton and Wynona Coon Walton. Mr. Walton served in both the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Mr. Walton was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Kimberly Walton of Galveston
Michelle Smith and husband, Darren of Joaquin
Mickey Estes and husband, Eddie of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Adam Estes and wife, Kayla
Dakota Smith
Carlie Smith
Elijah Smith
Ethan Brandon
Marlea Brandon
Michael Estes
Jax Smith

Sisters:
Mickey Young and husband, Doug of Buna
Patricia Nunley and husband, Junior of Gilmer
Bernice Cooper and husband, Noble of Gilmer

Brothers:
Joe Walton and wife, Joan of Ben Wheeler

Sisters-in-law:
Jan Wolle of South Dakota
Linda Newman of Gary
Belva Spiva and husband, Clayton of Willis

Numerous other relatives

Close Family Friends:
Freddy Kawaja
Tony Powdrill

Preceded in death by
Wife: Barbara Walton
Parents: Dorris Downy Walton and Wynona Coon Walton
Brothers: James “Bull” Walton, Mike Walton
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Adam and Ruth Bayer
Brother-in-law: Buck Newman

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


05/10/2014

Ruth Laverne Fountain Akridge, 90, of Center, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 in Carthage. She was born July 15, 1923 in Nacogdoches to James Obie Mancil and Nettie Fussell Mancil. Ms. Akridge was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, May 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Joe Fountain and wife, Delores of Center
James Fountain and wife, Diane of Joaquin
Paula Rogers and husband, Rick of Oakhurst

Sister: Shirley Morgan of Naples, Florida

Stepchildren:
Carolyn Fenley and husband, Dub of Center
Susan Toomer and husband, Jimmy of Woden
Billy Akridge and wife, Jan of Center
Gene Akridge and wife, Zandra of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Lisa Hailey and husband, David of Timpson
Cindy Fontenot and husband, Jamie of Groves
Jason Fountain and wife, Cathy of Crosby
Joey Fountain and wife, Iletha of Center
Brian Fountain of Brooklyn, New York
Megan Clark of Columbia, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Olivia LaCroix, Timothy Simoneaux, Fred Robinson, Jonathon Robinson, Alissa Hailey, Abbey Hailey, Mitch Fountain, and Leah Fountain

Great Grandchild: AJ LaCroix

A Number of Step Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Obie Mancil and J.I. (Slim) Akridge and Nettie Naomi Akridge
Husbands: John Mitchell Fountain and Luther Bill Akridge
Son: Billy Eugene Fountain
Sister: Lessie Mae Fountain
Brothers: James Allen Mancil and Edward Cecil Mancil
Great Grandchildren: Addison Brooke Hailey and Ashley Nicole Fountain
Stepchildren: Benny Jo Akridge, Jimbo Akridge, Danny Akridge, and Joyce Chandler

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


05/09/2014

Funeral service for Elizabeth Ann Hooper, 80, of McKinney, TX, (formerly of Timpson, TX) will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Mario Osby and Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Hooper passed away in Frisco, TX, on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Born October 12, 1933, in Shreveport, LA, Elizabeth Ann Hooper was the daughter of the late Ed and Edna (Sayer) Hooper. After graduation from Timpson High School in 1951, she worked at various businesses in town for over 40 years, where her smile and humor touched many lives. After suffering a debilitating illness in later life, she moved to the Frisco area to be closer to her youngest son. While there, her newfound talent for poetry and art brightened the lives of those around her. Liz touched many people in her life, and she will be loved and missed by all.

Survivors include sons, Kim Parkman and wife Frankie of Marshall, TX, and Brad Parkman and wife Michelle of McKinney, TX; grandchildren: Tracy Woods, Rachael Payne, Cody Parkman, Channing Elizabeth Parkman, and Chaz Anderson Parkman; and great grandchildren: Kate and Daniel Overstreet, Joseph and Zack Stallone, and Preston Parkman.

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


Jonathan Earl Swindle, age 38, of Shelbyville, life ended tragically on May 4, 2014. He was born July 5, 1975, in Shelby County, TX to Archie and Clarice Swindle. A viewing will be held from 12 noon until 8pm on Friday, May 9, 2014. No funeral services are planned and he will be cremated.

Survivors include:

Son, Jadavion Swindle

Brothers:
Levard (Heidi) Swindle
Gerald Swindle

Sister, Lisa Hill

Nephews, Christavious Swindle and Xavier Hill

Nieces, Janesha Swindle and Jasmine Swindle.

He also leaves behind numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and great friends. He will be truly missed.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy and Ranzie Swindle.

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


05/08/2014

Jose Gorgonio Valencia-Ramirez, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1930 in Veracruz, Mexico to Agustin Valencia and Marcelina Ramirez.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Strong Cemetery.

He is survived by
Wife: Maria Vicencia Santes Salazar of Mexico

Daughters:
Eduarda Valencia of Mexico
Maria Jesus Valencia of Mexico

Sons:
Raymundo Valencia Santes of Center
Nieves Emigdio Valencia of Shelbyville
Jose Valencia of Center
Jose Gorgonio Valencia of North Carolina

Grandchildren:
Raymundo Valencia of Huxley
Cristian Valencia of Center
Angelica Valencia of Center
Dana Karen Valencia of Shelbyville
Felipe Valencia of Center

Six other grandchildren of Mexico

Ten Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Agustin Valencia and Marcelina Ramirez

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


05/07/2014

Stanley Wayne Lewis of Leasburg, Missouri was born to the union of Woodrow W. “Tuck” and Dorothy S. (Higgins) Lewis on March 4, 1950 in St. Louis County, Missouri and left from this life on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 64.

Stan owned and operated Sample Enterprises a Trucking, Brokerage and Contractor Company. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1969 – 1973, a member and Past Commander of Cuba VFW Post #7147, VFW All American Commander and American Legion Post #522. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Stan is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Jim, Elmer “Lee” and Ed Lewis.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his wife Delia (Stilwell) Lewis of Leasburg, Missouri; four children Joy and husband Robbie Sullivan of Center, Texas, Pamela and husband Ben Wesley of Oakley, Michigan, Jenell Kamler of Cuba, Missouri, Stanley Wayne and wife Casie Lewis, Jr. of Smithville, Missouri; eleven grandchildren Crystan Lake, Casson and wife Britlee Sullivan and Chesnie Sullivan, Shaina and husband Scott Schneider, Anne and Hannah Wesley, Lillian and Evan Kamler, Keely, Gwendalyn and Jonathan Lewis; seven great-grandchildren Cobey and Shailey Forester, Brantley and Emberley Lake, Fallon Sullivan, Leigha and Benjamin Schneider; two sisters Betty Green and Mary Lewis both of Gerald, Missouri; two brothers Jerry and wife Judy Lewis of Castlewood, Missouri, Donald and wife Linda Lewis of Union, Missouri; sister-in-law Betty Stilwell of Harding, Nebraska; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2013 2:00 p.m. at the VFW Post #7147 704 E. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri. As per his request, Stan will be cremated.

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society.

The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lewis family.


05/06/2014

Bobby Stone, 75, of Jones Creek passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born on August 6, 1938 in Rusk County to his parents Charles and Clara Stone.

Bobby was a machinist for Dow for 32 years. He was a proud member of the Lake Jackson Masonic Lodge #1317 and the Velasco Eastern Star Lodge #220. He enjoyed coaching little league for many years, was an avid hunter and always enjoyed fishing. Through all the years Bobby's pride and joy were always his grandsons.

He is survived by his loving wife Peggy Stone, one son; Keith Stone and wife Pam, one sister; Doris Lamb and husband Richard, two grandsons; Trent Stone and wife Ricy and Cody Stone and wife Mary, great grandchildren Kylee and Triston and one more great granddaughter Kalyn on the way.

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, son; Charlie Stone, one brother Charles Roy Stone and one niece Dr. Carla Degges.

Visitation will be at Stroud Funeral Home, Monday, May 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Funeral service will be at Stroud Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Rodney Coates officiating. Bobby will be laid to rest at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Graveside service will be at the Caledonia Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will start at 10:00 AM till service time.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of IPH Hospice for all their care.

Online condolences may be sent www.stroudfuneralhome.com.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers please give donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church at P.O. Box 1055-C in Clute, TX 77531.


05/05/2014

Graveside service for Mrs. Marian M. Gentry, 85, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Mrs. Gentry passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Center, TX.

Born January 28, 1929, in Shelby County, TX, Marian Mims Gentry was the daughter of the late John Mims, Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son James Ray Gentry; sister Lorene McEntire of Timpson; 2 grandchildren, Beth Sanchez and husband Jose of California and Cheryl Gentry and Thomas Martin of Wylie, TX; 8 great grandchildren: Jacob Cameron Sanchez, Gabrielle Elisha Sanchez, Salvador Angel Sanchez, Rickey Pilar Sanchez, Michelle Bryant, Eddie Martin, Brianna Martin, and Sean Martin; 2 great great grandchildren: La’Kai and La’Kayla Daniel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Marian Gentry was preceded in death by husband Hubert Gentry,
3 brothers, and 4 sisters.

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


05/01/2014

Billie Jane Edwards, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born April 11, 1931 in Kemp to Artie Ephraim Elston and Mae Tildy Tanner Elston.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held an hour prior to service time.

She is survived by
Granddaughters:
Penny Garcia of Center
Shelly Gonzales of Joaquin

Grandson: Kenneth Robertson and wife, Meagan of Tenaha

Great Grandchildren:
Robyn Lane
Angel Gonzalez

Great Great Grandchildren:
Caleb Robertson
Rebecca Robertson
Matthew Robertson
Joseph Robertson
Jaylon Lane
Rihana Lane
Ava Rae Lane

Nieces:
Marie Scaliantine
Teresa Elston

Nephew:
Terry Elston
Ricky Elston

Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Edwards
Daughter: Georgia Jones
Parents: Artie Ephraim Elston and Mae Tildy Tanner Elston
Brother: Van Elston
Nephew: Gary Elston

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


Tommy Rector, 48, of Center passed away Tuesday morning April 29, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. A wake will be held on Friday night, May 2, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, TX on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11am. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.

He is survived by

Wife: Lagina Rector of Center, TX

3 Daughters:
Latundra Rector of Center, TX
LaRhonda Garrett, with husband, Carlos of Shelbyville, TX
Tamara Harris, and husband, Jeremiah of San Augustine, TX

9 Grandchildren

1 Sister: Paulette Holcombe of Houston, TX

2 Brothers:
Billy Wayne Rector, and wife, Wanda of Dallas, TX
Johnny Wayne Rector, and wife, Kathy of Dallas, TX

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


Sally Lawson, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Port Arthur. She was born September 29, 1927 in Noble, Louisiana to Ebbie Laurie Windham and Nancy Zelma Squires Windham. Ms. Lawson loved to bake and spend time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Sardis Cemetery in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Chad Lawson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Lawson, Chad Lawson, Shane Lawson, Tyler Lawson, Mark Lawson Jr., James McKay, Dennis Reading and Ricky Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Perry, Aaron Perkins and Daniel Weems.

She is survived by
Daughter: Pam Lawson of Port Neches

Sons:
Randy Lawson and wife, Bonnie of Groves
Harold Lawson and wife, Bonnie of Groves
Melvin Lawson and wife, Rachel of Groves
Mark Lawson and wife, Debbie of Groves

Grandchildren:
Kimberly Davis of Port Neches
Kristal McKay and husband, James of Vidor
Scott Lawson and wife, Ronia of Houston
Shane Lawson and wife, Stephanie of Port Neches
Jennifer Perkins and husband, Aaron of Longview
Heather Reading and husband, Dennis of Groves
Miranda Lawson of Groves
Misty Hopkins and husband, Ricky of Groves
Haley Perry and husband, Jacob of Groves
Mark Lawson Jr. and wife, Rachel of Port Neches
Chad Lawson and wife, Angela of Austin
Tyler Lawson of Austin

Great Grandchildren:
Caitlin Davis, Caleb Davis, Joshua Davis, Mackenzie Degeyter, Brayden Degeyter, Kourtlin McKay, Lori Elle McKay, Connor McKay, Sophie Lawson, Tanner Lawson, Grace Lawson, Joel Lawson, Lawson Perkins, Laney Jo Perkins, Reese Reading, Evan Hopkins, Jaxton Perry, Daylin Lawson, Reagan Lawson, Berit Lawson, Emma Lawson, Bryson Reading

Brother: Pat Windham and wife, Janice of Center

Sisters:
Doris Whitley of Center
Shirley Shofner and husband, Joe of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Billy Lawson of Center
Tommy Lawson and wife, Clyde of Joaquin
Darrell Partlow of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Ruby Hughes and husband, Charles of Center
Wynnell Lawson of Center
Leonna Lawson of Baytown
Nadine Lawson of Center
Judy Carrington of Center

Special Niece: Peggie Watson Williams

Special Nephew: Bobby Watson

Numerous other nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Joel Halbert Lawson
Parents: Ebbie Laurie Windham and Nancy Zelma Squires Windham
Brothers: Melvin Thomas Windham, Donald Ray Windham
Sister: Annie Ruth Windham Watson
Brothers-in-law: Doyle Watson, Alan Whitley, Glen Lawson, Happy Lawson, Forrest Lawson, Bud Cockrell, Earnest Carrington
Sisters-in-law: Oleta Cockrell, Mildred Partlow, Jean Lawson

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Sally Lawson’s name to the Sardis Cemetery Association.

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


Anne Goodwyn Horne, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 01, 2014 at her home in the Neuville Community.

Graveside Service will be 2pm, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Neuville Cemetery in Center with Bro. Lamar Rash & Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 24, 1949 in Shelby County to Parents, Ray E. & Martha (Stotts) Goodwyn. She was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone where she worked for over thirty years. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ray E. & Martha Goodwyn, Son, Jason Dale Horne, and Sister, Angie Chamberlain.

She is survived by:

Husband, Dale Horne of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law: Ray & Kerri Griffin of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Keni Griffin Bradshaw & husband, Jake of Center
Kelsi Griffin of Shelbyville
Kaci Griffin of Shelbyville

Great Grandson: Jason Tate Bradshaw of Center

3 Sisters:
Martha Rae Wolf of Tennessee
Sue Babin of Beaumont
Pat Jernigan of Shelbyville

2 Sisters-in-law:
Carolyn Lamb & husband, Burley of Center
Joan Andrews 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


Melvin Crawford, age 59, of Center, Texas passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his residence in Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery with Rev. Winston Kilbes, officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife: Lena Crawford of Center, Texas

Son: Joseph Tarver of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Aretha Williams of Fort Worth, Texas
Brandi Tufts of Fort Worth, Texas
Celena Tarver of Center, Texas

6 Grand Children

3 Great-Grand Children

Brother: Daniel Crawford Jr. (Valorie S.) of Garland, Texas

Sister: Alice Richards Horn of Pineland, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Jose Garcia-Broca, 34, of Center, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in Ohio. He was born December 8, 1979 in Mexico to Miguel DeLaCruz and Nelli Garcia Broca.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center. A visitation will be held two hours prior to service time. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Craig Wittenburg, Jeff McDaniel, Tommy Gunter, Justin Underbrink, Justin McDaniel, Diego Caraveo, Gabriel Caraveo and Ivan Meneses.

He is survived by

Wife: Sara Garcia of Center

Sons:
Jesse Miguel Garcia of Center
Preston Maddox Garcia of Center

Mother: Nelli Garcia Broca of Mexico

Sisters:
Paulina Garcia of Mexico
Margarita Garcia of Mexico
Miguel Garcia of Mexico

Preceded in death by
Father: Miguel DeLaCruz

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

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04/30/2014

Harriett Russell, 66, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Nacogdoches. She was born May 27, 1947, in Center to Simon Russell and Margaret Cammack Russell. Ms. Russell graduated from Center High School in 1965. She was a devoted Christian lady, who genuinely dedicated her life to her love of the Lord. Ms. Russell was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Steve Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Russell, Dillon Windham, Bret Windham, Rodney Collette, Gerald Parker and Michael Neuwirth.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Dr. Marcia (Bridwell) Edson and son-in-law, Jeff, of Murray, Kentucky
Angela (Bridwell) Ford and son-in-law, Gary, of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Dudley Russell and wife, Lisa, of Katy
Larry Russell and wife, Barbara, of Center
Glynn Russell and wife, Sandra, of Center

Sisters:
Paula Russell Thurmond and husband, Ron, of Sugarland
Vicky Russell Hudson of Center

Nieces:
Kimberly Russell
Deeann Russell McMullen
Alicia Russell
Sarah Russell
Lindsey Thurmond Guevara
Kristi Russell Tucek
Elise Russell Neuwirth
Destiny Russell
Jill Hudson Parker
Leah Hudson Collette

Nephews:
Jason Russell
Randy Russell
Adam Thurmond

Preceded in death by
Parents: Simon Russell and Margaret Cammack Russell

Her family would especially like to thank her devoted care providers, Deborah Calhoun and Sharon Culpepper; Accolade Hospice, particularly Jessica McMillian and Ruby Tutt; and Magnolia Court Assisted Living Center.

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


Pam White, 53, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born July 22, 1960 in Dallas to Bobby Joe Jones and Shirlene Moore Jones. Ms. White was currently a Board Member of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Cecil Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Smith, Bobby Waller, Cecil Chesser, Donald Hicks, Allen Jones, David Yates, Mark Jones and Mike Jones.

She is survived by
Sons:
Joey White and wife, Tera of Shelbyville
Josh White of Center

Grandchildren:
Kayla White of Shelbyville
Caitlynn White of Shelbyville
Kylee White of Shelbyville

Parents: Bobby and Shirlene Jones of Center

Sister: Wendy Hicks and husband, Donald of New Mexico

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Brother: Kenneth Jones
Sisters: Terry Jones, Beverly Campbell

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

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


04/29/2014

Calvin Monroe “Pete” Cates, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born August 22, 1931 in Jackson, Mississippi to Clifton Cates and Josephine Tanner Cates. Mr. Cates enlisted in the United States Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged on July 10, 1960, having earned the rank of Corporal. He later worked in Dallas as an iron worker for thirty years. He was a member a Masonic Lodge in Mississippi and also a member of Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Nieces:
Regina Martin of Jasper, Georgia
Janice Cates and husband, Jay of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Sister-in-law: Tereasa Cates of Jasper, Georgia

Cousin: Ellis Olsen of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Reid Cates

Special Friends:
Jimmy & Paula Lout of Shelbyville
Josh Lout and wife, Bridgett and family of Shelbyville
Stacy Lout and family of Shelbyville
Jack Lout and wife, Martha of Center
Frank Weber of Chicago, Illinois

Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Cates
Parents: Clifton Cates and Josephine Tanner Cates
Brothers: James Cates, Junior Cates
Niece: Arlene Cates

A special thanks to Robin Goodwin and the Holiday Nursing Home Staff for their compassionate care.

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


04/27/2014

Janet Paulette Wilson, 59, of Center, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in San Augustine. She was born January 24, 1955 in Houston to Glenn Hobson Lawson and Wynnell Hammers Lawson. Ms. Wilson was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wigington, Jesse Jones, Robert Quigley, Landon Vindrine, Will Lawson and Andrew Wilson.

She is survived by

Son: Andrew Wilson and wife, Amanda of Marshall

Granddaughter: Kaleigh Wilson of Marshall

Mother: Wynnell Lawson of Center

Brother: Jerry Lawson of Center

Sister: Jenny Ray Fancher of Center

Nephew: Glenn Allen Ray and wife, Lacy of Center

Niece: Brandy Fortney and husband, Eric of Taylor

Great nieces and nephews: Michael Ray, Kendal Ray, Kylie Smith, Cameron Fortney, Malaina Ray

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family

Preceded in death by
Husband: Donald “Red” Wilson
Father: Glenn Lawson
Brother-in-law: Richard Fancher

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


Funeral service for Trenton Deloy Parks, age 1, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Woodland Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Roy Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Trenton Parks passed away April 27, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Trenton Deloy Parks was born February 5, 2013, in Crockett, Texas, to parents David Aaron Parks and Leanne Janette (Fox) Parks. He is also survived by brother Trevor Parks of Timpson; grandparents Cecil Parks of Timpson, Debbie Parks of Sedalia, MO, and Dion and Shanna Schoening of Timpson; great grandparents Flavia Langley of Porter, TX, Joe Parks, Sr. of Riverside, TX, and Frank and Bonnie Fox of Onalaska, TX; uncle Daniel Parks and wife Erica of Timpson; aunt Andrea Fox of Houston; and cousins Landon and Kirstie Parks of Timpson.

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


Ronald Hoyt Patterson, 64, of Center, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. He was born October 19, 1949 in Center to Hoyt Patterson and Elaine Hardy Patterson. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Powdrill Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by
Sons:
Tyler Patterson of Tyler
Sean Patterson of Houston
Jason Patterson of Alaska

Four Grandchildren

Sisters:
Florine Rudd and husband, Carl of Jackson, Tennessee
Deborah Beckers and husband, Doug of Port Neches

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hoyt Patterson and Elaine Hardy Patterson

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church for youth summer camp.

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


Kenneth Burt "Bubba" Koonce, 60, of Houston passed away April 19, 2014. Ken was born February 20, 1954 to Billie Jean Chandler Koonce and Bertie Delton Koonce in Center, Texas. Ken graduated from Center High School in 1972 and he attended the Stephen F. Austin State University.

Ken moved to Houston in 1973 and married his wife of 40 years, Barbara. That same year, Ken started his 40 year Telecommunications career with Southwestern Bell in 1973 and went on to work with several other notable companies in Houston. Ken was proud to have earned all 4 BICSI certifications; RCDD, NTS, OSP, and WD. Ken enjoyed working on the family farm in Waller, TX and vacationing in his favorite place on Earth, Hawaii.

Ken is preceded in death by his mother, Billie Jean Koonce.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Koonce; his father, Bertie Koonce; his daughter, Sarah Johnson and husband Garrett; his son, Alan Koonce; his brother, Keith Koonce and wife Delilah; his sister, Kelly Parker and husband Donald; his granddaughter, Rebekah Rose Johnson; his nieces, Elizabeth and Emily Koonce; and his nephews, Cole Parker and Joel Koonce.

Ken also leaves behind his faithful four-legged office companions, Boo Radley, Petey, and Piper.


Cindy Hargrove Sharp, 49, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 10, 1964 in Center to Johnny Hargrove and Frances Shull Hargrove. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Jared Hargrove, Cody Miller, Bimbo Sharp, Jeff Sharp, Joey Lawson, Charlie Sharp Jr., Troy Shofner and Jamie Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Stanley, Wade Alvis and James David Carroll.

She is survived by
Husband: Richard Sharp of Joaquin

Daughter: Kasey Hargrove of Joaquin

Sons:
Richard Sharp Jr. “Little Man” and wife, Kristina of Joaquin
Jamie Carroll of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Klayton Lewis
Christian Lewis “EZ”
Paislee Sharp

Sisters:
Kim Bridges of Center
Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville

Brother: Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville

Father: Johnny Hargrove and wife, Connie of Shelbyville

Aunt: Shirley Brittain of Huxley

Special Friends:
Penny Hughes
Debra Brawley Sharp

Special Cousin: Troy Shofner

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Frances Hargrove
Brother: John Hargrove

A special thanks to Mrs. Rita and the staff of Accolade Hospice for their loving compassionate care.

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


Mary Mixon, 71, of Huxley, resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae, Bro. Gayle Odom & Bro. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 22, 1942 in Panola County to Virgil and Myrtle (Scarborough) Emmons.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Virgle & Myrtle Emmons, Husband, Art Mixon and Brothers, Billy Emmons & Johnny Emmons.

 

She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Jeanie Matheny of Huxley
Renee Dorsey of Huxley

5 Grandchildren:
Bridgett Gooch of Shreveport
Gina Jones & husband, Aaron of Shreveport
Skyler Gilpatrick of Sayre, OK
Conner Gilpatrick of Huxley
Brooke Dorsey of Huxley

3 Great Grandchildren:
Lee Howell, B.J. Wyatt & Cheyenne Wyatt

3 Sisters:
Nelva Jean Wallace of Henderson
Juanita Dean LaGrone of Deadwood
JoNell LaGrone of Deadwood

Father of Children & Special Friend:
J.B. Dorsey of Huxley

Special Friend:
Hazel McKenize of Center
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
George Matheny, Aaron Jones, Dale LaGrone,
Sammy Emmons, Lynn Emmons, Paul Harvey Emmons,
Joe Wallace & Billy Hill Emmons

Honorary Pallbearers:
Jesse Haywood Wallace, Randy LaGrone, David LaGrone & Roy Gene LaGrone

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


Marilyn Kay Vaughn, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born June 7, 1947 in Pineville, Louisiana to Leo Buchanan and Helen Brown Buchanan. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joseph Pemberton and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Scott Schroeder, Tyler Schroeder, Garrett Schroeder, Tara Vaughn, Mitch Gunn and Rachel Gunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Dudley Cox, Alvis Buckley, Royce Buckley, O.L. “Tootie” Hendricks, Jerry Cockrell, Steve Jeans and Larry Buckley.

She is survived by
Husband: J.C. Vaughn of Shelbyville

Daughter: Charlotte Gunn and husband, Keith of Biloxi, Mississippi

Mother: Helen Buchanan of Pineville, Louisiana

Sisters:
Dottie Hall and husband, Buddy of Enola, Pennsylvania
Barbi Kokemor and husband, Mark of Pineville, Louisiana

Stepchildren:
Clay Vaughn of Huxley
Pamela Schroeder and husband, Rick of Pasadena

Grandchildren:
Rachel Gunn, Mitch Gunn and wife Jody, Tara Vaughn, Tyler Schroeder, Scott Schroeder, Garrett Schroeder

Great Grandchild: Mckenize Langford

Special Friend: Gina Jacobs

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Leo Buchanan
Brother: Charles Buchanan

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935 and Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


04/26/2014

Jack C. Barron, 101, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born October 6, 1912 in Center to Claude Elmo Barron and Kate MClendon Barron. Mr. Barron graduated from Center High School in 1929. In 1933, he graduated from Texas A & M, where he was second in his class. Mr. Barron worked as a forest ranger, a highway engineer and a surveyor. He owned and operated Builders Supply Company on Shelbyville Street for more than forty years. He served on the Center City Council and was a member of the Texas A & M Century Club. Mr. Barron was a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where he served as a longtime deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until service time at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

He is survived by

Daughter: Polly Smith and husband, Larry of Center

Granddaughter: Lois Anne Bessinger and husband, Glenn of Longview

Grandson: John Richard Lane of Corpus Christi

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mae Walling Barron
Son: Jack W. Barron
Parents: Claude Elmo Barron and Kate MClendon Barron
Sisters: Ila Sue Barron Massey and Kathryn Barron Meadows

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Barron’s name to First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Clyde Wayne Adams, 65, of Center, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 17, 1948 in Shelby County to C.W. Adams and Dixie Marie Emanis Adams. Mr. Adams enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on his bulldozer. He loved his family and especially enjoyed the time spent with his precious grandchildren. Mr. Adams was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lamar Rash, Bro. Herald Dement and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hendricks, Richard Tomlin, Jody Porter, Clifton Porter, Donnie Adams, James Cassell, Jason Burch, Darrin Wiggins and Chad Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Adams, Joe Porter, Kerry Emanis, Don Wheeler, Robert Eaden, Brian Denby and the Men of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by
The love of his life: Pat Adams of Center

Son: Chad Adams and wife, Hollie of Joaquin

Daughter: Patti Redmon and husband, Bobby of Center

Grandchildren:
Cody Denby of Center
Brent Denby of Center
Haley Denby of Center
Caren Adams of Joaquin
Callie Adams of Joaquin
Cierra Adams of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law:
Pennie Cassell of Shreveport
Jeanene Porter of Deadwood
Evelyn Porter of Center

Brother-in-law: Joe Porter of Center

Uncle: Billie Emanis and wife, Jeanette of Lafayette, Louisiana

Aunt: Peggy Adams of Garrison

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: C.W. Adams and Dixie Marie Emanis Adams
Father-in-law: Aaron Porter
Mother-in-law: Hersey Belrose Porter

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


04/25/2014

Funeral service for John Cohron Bush, Jr., 70, of Clayton, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Bush passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, in Longview, TX.

Born January 29, 1944, in Orange, TX, John C. Bush, Jr. was the son of the late John C. Bush, Sr. and Lura Doris Heaton Bush. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1962 and after graduation from Panola College, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a salesman for many years and then enjoyed farming and ranching. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Clayton, Timpson Masonic Lodge 437, and was also a shriner.

Survivors include wife Angela Davis Bush of Clayton; sons: Todd Bush and wife Cindy of Timpson, Tim Bush and wife Janelle of Timpson, Trevin Bush and wife Janice of Cadiz, Kentucky, and Sean Bush and wife Sondra of Timpson; daughters: Leslie Wood and husband Matt of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Ashley Hall and husband Rick of Austin, TX; brother, Tommy Bush and wife Annette of Gary, TX; sisters: Beth Tipton and husband Harvey and Sandra Brownlow and husband Keith, all of Timpson; 18 grandchildren: Katie, Tyler, and Maggie Bush, Timothy and Shelby Bush, Whitney Yother and husband Eric, Paige, Trent, Caleb, and Abby Bush, Cameron, Wil, Kyle, Celine, and Celeste Bush, Madison and Eric Wood, and Hudson Hall; and great grandchildren Candyce and Cadyence Yother.

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


04/24/2014

Eugene D. Blount, Sr., 87, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Word of Faith Church in Joaquin with Rev. Melba Rogers, Rev. Rennie Baker & Rev. Chris Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 8, 1927 in Shelby County to Girard Basil and Dorinda (Coyle) Blount. He served in US Navy. He was a member of Willow Grove Community Church. He owned and operated Blount Barber Shop in Haslam which began in 1954 where he was known as the “flat top specialist”, he also opened barber shops in Shelbyville and Gary.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Girard and Dorinda Blount, Granddaughter, Alaina Claire Blount, Brothers, Avery Blount & Leo Blount and Sisters, Shirley Crocker & Atrell Blount.

He is survived by:

Wife of 67 years, Bernie Beth Blount of Joaquin

Children:
Eugene D. Blount, Jr. & wife, Betty Kay of Joaquin
Sissy Morgan & husband, Phinis of Waxahachie
Linda Ruth Martin & husband, Donnie of Humble
Ronnie Blount & wife, Jan of Waxahachie
Ricky Blount & wife, Ginny of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Gena Blount Bunn & husband, Travis of Longview
Dorinda Blount Williams & husband, Jonathan of Houston
Kelli Blount Falk & husband, Steve of San Antonio
Jeff Morgan & wife, Brande of Waxahachie
Niki Smith & husband, Chris of Leander
Jeremy Martin & wife, Amber of Humble
Lindsey Jones & husband, Matt of Humble
Major Keith Blount & wife, Jennifer of Adana, Turkey
Kevin Blount & wife, April of Arlington
Courtney Bodine & husband, Dr. Trevor Bodine of Prosper
Camille Blount Stanfield & husband, Scott of Tyler
Lewis Blount of Joaquin

21 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers:
Cline Blount & wife, Patsy of Shreveport
Bo Blount & wife, Janice of Shreveport

Sister, Bobbie Ruth Blount McCaskell of Denver, CO

2 Sisters-in-law:
Jimmie Baker of Waxahachie
Lyndal Gunter & husband, Perry of Houston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Jeff Morgan, Jeremy Martin, Major Keith Blount, Kevin Blount, Lewis Blount, Travis Bunn, Jonathan Williams, Steve Falk, Chris Smith, Matt Jones, Trevor Bodine & Scott Stanfield

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


Michael Joe Hutto, 61, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

He was born May 27, 1952 to Joe and Minnie Lucy (Graves) Hutto. He graduated in 1971 from Center High School.

He is preceded in by preceded in death by his Parents, Joe and Lucy Hutto.

He is survived by:

6 Daughters:
Amy Hutto Street of League City
Amber Hutto Isbell
Michelle Hutto
Brandy Hutto of Carthage
Alicia Hutto of Carthage
Kaytee Hutto of Carthage

10 Grandchildren
Numerous Cousins & Friends

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


04/23/2014

Lorene Garrett, age 79, of Center, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She will lay in state from 10am until 11am on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 with services at 11am at St. Paul Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.

She is survived by:

Nephews:
James Moore of San Augustine
Steve Moore of Nacogdoches

Niece, Lannette Scott of Center

Host of Relatives and Friends

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


Leroy Blunt, age 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday morning, April 20, 2014 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital. He will lay in state from 1pm until 2pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with services at 2pm at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas. Interment will be at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Evangilist Kenneth Jefferson officiating.

He is survived by

Wife, Alice Blunt of Shelbyville

Daughter, Shalonda Moore of Center

Grandchildren, Kadarious Moore and Saniya Moore, both of Center

Brothers:
MacNeil Blunt of Houston
O'Neal Blunt of Houston
Donald Ray Blunt of Houston
David Goffney of Houston

Sisters
Nancy Sexton of Houston
Olivia Brinson of Houston
Evian Jenkins of Houston
Ardella Huffman of Houston
Antionette Doublin of Houston

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


Funeral Services for Mr. Rufus Dennis Pilot Sr. (69) of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Center, will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11:00AM. Services will be held at Hurst Street Church of Christ located at 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas. Mr. Pilot died April 16, 2014, at Lexington Place Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Bro Samuel Bailey will be officiating.

Survivers:

Son: Rufus Pilot Jr. of Dallas, Texas

Daughters: Jennifer Garrett of Shreveport, Louisiana and Carolyn Jackson (Scott) of Dallas, Texas

Brother: Edmond Pilot of California

Sisters: Jo Lynn Poe and Ailene West all of California.

Visitation will be Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery.

Repass will be at Loop 500 Church of Christ located at 3216 Loop 500 East, Center, Texas 75935.


Lee O. Jackson, age 78, of Houston, TX, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born May 12, 1935 to Webb and Lucille Kindle Jackson in the East Hamilton Community in Shelby County, Texas. He was the youngest of nine children. He united with the East Hamilton Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until he relocated to Houston, TX at the age of 17. Lee O. joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. He returned to Houston after completing his tour of duty and worked for Shell Oil until he retired several years ago.

He was united in holy matrimony to Bernice Hubert in August 1970.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice H. Jackson, his step-daughter Gertie Hubert Turner, both parents (Webb & Lucille Jackson); his four brothers - Cleveland Jackson, Henderson Jackson, Sylvester Jackson, and C. B. Polley and three of his sisters - Ollie Haley, Minnie B. Martin, and Revatta Sanders.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his sister Lola Chumbley of Houston, TX, his step-son Wayne Hubert and family of Corrigan, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be remembered for his candor, generosity, and his quick wit.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00pm at Johnson Funeral Home located at 5730 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas. The interment will be at Lilly Island Cemetery, Barnes, Texas.


4/22/2014

Logan Joel Simmons, 6, of Center, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born June 27, 2007 in Nacogdoches to Michael Simmons and Sarah McCarty Simmons. Logan was currently a first grade student at Excelsior ISD. He loved playing outside, especially if it included swimming, jumping on his trampoline and riding his bicycle. Logan’s favorite movie was “Despicable Me” and his favorite song was “Happy.”

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble and Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dale McCarty, Ronnie James McCarty, B.J. Williams, Terry Littrell and Bobby Alexander. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaxon Williams, Jakeb Williams and Stephen Bentley.

He is survived by
Parents: Michael and Sarah Simmons of Center

Sisters:
Breonna Simmons of Center
MaKenna Simmons of Center

Grandparents:
Rhonda Alexander of Corrigan
Ronnie McCarty of Nacogdoches
Kay Williams of Nacogdoches
Kennith Simmons of Tawakoni

Great Grandparents:
Ann and Robert Malnar of Corrigan
Wesley Alexander of Nacogdoches
Betty and Walter McCarty of Nacogdoches
Woody Simmons of Tawakoni

Great Great Grandparents:
Margarette Kinder of Cleveland

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends

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


Danny Flournoy, 81, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 12, 1933 in DeQueen, Arkansas to William Clinton Flournoy and Dora Ethel Taylor Flournoy. Mr. Flournoy served in the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Chapel from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Anderson II, Jimmy Rhame, Stephen Hix, Leonard Lopez, Kris Dockens and John Chisenhall. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Flournoy and Pat Nichols.

He is survived by
Sons:
Andy Flournoy and wife, Michelle of Center
Wesley Flournoy and wife, Janet of Center

Daughters:
Dannette Flournoy of Nashville, Arkansas
Pam Flournoy of Nashville, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Michael Flournoy and wife, Erin
Shonda Flournoy
Crystal Chisenhall and husband, John
Yolanda Weaver
Nikki Williams
Douglas Flournoy
Jimmy Anderson II
Karissa Flournoy
Hannah Flournoy
Reagan Flournoy
Kaitland Anderson

Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Flournoy
Anna Flournoy
Lilly Chisenhall
Gavin Chisenhall
A’niya Jackson
Kylie Williams

Sister: Billie Ann Shepherd and husband, Bobby of DeQueen, Arkansas

Nephews:
Gary Flournoy of DeQueen, Arkansas
Ricky Flournoy of DeQueen, Arkansas

Special Friend: Josephine Nichols of Center

Preceded in death by
Wife: Ozelle Flournoy
Daughters: Tanna Flournoy, Kristy Flournoy, Kim Flournoy Weaver
Sons: Danny Ray Flournoy, Bobby Flournoy
Brother: Ed Flournoy
Sisters: Lucy Sabastion, Marie Brian

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


04/21/2014

Shelby Ray Crump, 67, passed away April 19, 2014, in Webb City, Missouri. Born September 28, 1946, in Timpson, TX, Shelby Crump was the son of the late Charles Ray Crump and Annie (Gregory) Crump Smith and stepfather Harold Lloyd Smith. Shelby graduated from Timpson High School in 1965 and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He and Gayla Simon were married on December 13, 1987.

Survivors include his wife Gayla, daughter Leah Marie Crump Dailey and husband Charles Dailey, Jr., their children Jacob Issac Dailey and Braden Alexander Dailey, and their grandsons Leon Hart Dailey and Bentley Alexander Dailey, and son Raymond Lloyd Crump. Also surviving are daughters, Denise Simon and Andrea Wagner and son Anthony Simon, and their children Christian Soard, Olivia Dawson, Jarrod Richardson, Benjamin, Jaymen, Shelby, and Cole Wagner, and their seven grandchildren; brother Gregory Dean Crump and wife Rachel; and sister Drewan Smith Nugent and husband Glen; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial graveside service will be held at11:00 AM, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX.


Elaine Goodman Squyres, 89, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born July 11, 1924 in Melrose to Jim F. Goodman and Carrie Lee Ricks Goodman. Ms. Squyres served in the United States Army during World War II. She was a member of East Main Church of Christ in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ellis Reynolds officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

She is survived by
Daughter: Linda J. Fenton and husband, Jimmy of Nacogdoches

Daughter-in-law: Beth Finklea of Houston

7 Grandchildren

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Lois Dockens of Livingston

Preceded in death by
Husband: Burton Squyres
Son: Robert W. Finklea
Sisters: Effie L. Dupree, Gladys Singleton

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


Thomas Jefferson Anding Sr., 82, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. He was born July 21, 1931 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana to William Ralph Anding and Dottie Elizabeth Linder Anding. Mr. Anding loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bruce Kunkle officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Peek, Jeremy Peek, Shelby Sullivan, Roy Anding Jr. and Ricky Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Anding and Mark Wallace.

He is survived by
Children:
William Anding and wife, Barbara of Joaquin
Carla Williams and husband, Jerry of Joaquin
Thomas Anding Jr. and wife, April of Joaquin

Step Children:
Vicki Burr of Joaquin
Georgia Peek of Huxley
Lisa Franks of Joaquin
A.J. Price Jr. of Joaquin
Shelby Sullivan of Joaquin

Sisters:
Gracie Girod of Olla, Louisiana
Norma Meredith of Olla, Louisiana

Brothers:
Rayford Anding of Joaquin
R.J. Anding of Arkansas
LeRoy Anding of Houma, Louisiana

5 Grandchildren

12 Step Grandchildren

6 Great Grandchild

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Ralph Anding and Dottie Elizabeth Linder Anding
Brothers: Cecil Ray Anding, William Edward Anding
Sisters: Ann Brown, Edna M. Wallace
Nephews: Lavon Wallace, Bobby Blackman
Nieces: Shirley Wallace, Carolyn Wallace, Evelyn Wallace, Amanda Street

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


04/16/2014

John William Elliott was born January 14, 1933 in Lumberton, North Carolina to Earl Carlton Elliott and Susan Rankin Elliott, and passed away April 10, 2014. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, and later became a welder.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his son, David Elliott and wife, Jennifer; daughters, Marcie Smith and husband, Dudley; Jo Anne Molitor and husband, Rodney.

A memorial service was held at 12:30 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Grapeland Country Club in Grapeland, Texas.

Please visit Mr. Elliott’s memorial webpage at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com, where you can share memories and leave condolences for his family.


04/15/2014

Dalton Wayne Williams, 19, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Joaquin. He was born January 4, 1995 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Vernon Williams and Stephanie Fletcher Pridgen. Dalton attended Cool Springs Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be James Carroll, Caleb Harville, Shelby Runnels, Dru Smith, Phillip Smith, Will Smith, Michael Cash and Eli Kinman.

He is survived by
Father: Vernon Williams of Joaquin

Mother: Stephanie Fletcher Pridgen of Joaquin

Brothers:
Sterling Clinton Williams of Joaquin
Dustin James Pridgen of Joaquin
Stefan Lane Pridgen of Joaquin

Grandparents:
Huey & Becky Fletcher of Joaquin
Debra Waller of Joaquin
Virginia Kay of Joaquin

Great Grandparents:
Edith Swan
Lucille Fletcher

Niece:
Bentley Williams of Joaquin

Cousins:
Gage Alan Cash of Joaquin
Haley Kole Cash of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Grandfathers: Lee Waller, John Clinton Williams, Vernon Swan
Great Grandparents: Henry P. Fletcher, Lela Parker, Emmitt Elige Parker

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


Marie Cannon Manning of Center, Texas passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Waco, Texas after a short illness. Born in Shelbyville, Texas on July 26, 1921 to Henry Edwin Cannon and wife, Allene Morrison Cannon, Marie's maternal grandparents, Willie and Susan Anthony Morrison helped her mother raise Marie and her younger brother, Hershel Cannon, after the death of her father.

Marie married C.A. Manning in 1939 and moved from Shelbyville to the James Community, moving into a home her husband constructed for his bride with lumber cut at his family's sawmill. They lived in their home until C.A.'s death in 1997, raising their daughter, Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin, Texas.

Marie loved to design clothing, sew, read and cook. She spent many happy years with C.A. maintaining an immaculate yard and gardens. She was a Bible School and Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church in Center, where her future son-in-law was one of her 4-year old students. Marie was a Girl Scout leader, a charter board member of the Fannie Booth Brown Library, a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and an active member of the Center Roughrider Band Boosters.

In her later years, Marie moved to Waco, Texas to be near to her daughter, Renee. She was an active member of the Stilwell Retirement Residence community.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and both of her brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Manning Johnson and husband, Steve; by two grandsons, William Manning Johnson and wife, Erika, of San Antonio, Texas, and Spencer James Johnson of Washington, D.C.; by her nephew, Barry Cannon and wife, Diana, of Kerrville, Texas; and niece, Sue Cannon, of Pensacola, Florida. She was also survived by her husband's nieces and nephews: Walter Manning and wife, Ellen; Johnnie Sue Schaper; Joyce Anson and husband, George; Mary Jane Grant; and John Walker and wife, Diane.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M on Thursday, April 17 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, also at Watson and Sons, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

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


Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014, at a 2:00 p.m. service in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel for Florence Jeansonne, age 59, the former Florence Wedgeworth, who passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Evangeline Oaks Guest House in Carencro.

The Rev. Brandon Trott, pastor of New Beginnings Fellowship Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Jeansonne was a native of Baskin and a resident of Breaux Bridge. She enjoyed fishing and shopping, but her love and passion was taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband, John Jeansonne of Breaux Bridge; one son, John Keith Jeansonne and his wife, Ashley, of Breaux Bridge; three daughters, Michelle Champagne and her husband, Thomas, of Breaux Bridge, Tabitha Sumstine and her husband, Bryan, of Center, TX and Jody Amy and her husband, Brett, of Magnolia, TX; her mother the former Margie Watkins; seven grandchildren, Alec Champagne, Cyndi Sumstine, Caty Sumstine, Joe Sumstine, Mason Sumstine, Kaylie Jeansonne and Braxton Amy; two brothers, Alton "Bubba" Wedgeworth of Gilbert and Keaven Wedgeworth of Baskin; and two sisters, Trudie Boudreaux of Baskin and Veretta Wedgeworth of Winnsboro.

She was preceded in death by her father Ray Wedgeworth and one brother, Keith Wedgeworth.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 a.m. Wednesday until 10:00 p.m. and will continue Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the family for services to 104 North Pine St. Lafayette, La 70501.

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4117 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.


Marleta Todd Chadwick, 94, died peacefully, on April 14, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 14, 1920, in Celeste, Texas to Marvin and Leta Henslee Todd. She attended public schools in Celeste, college in Commerce, Texas and was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Celeste.

She met J. Carroll Chadwick while he was pastoring the First Baptist Church of Leonard at a church social. The two married February 22, 1942, in Greenville. Shortly after, she moved to Center where Carroll had already begun his ministry at the First Baptist Church. Together, they served the citizens of East Texas until his death on October 8, 1973. She will be best remembered for her service for more than 70 years in the children’s area of Sunday School, teaching in the Beginners’ Department and welcoming infants into the Cradle Roll. Whether in her home or in Fellowship Hall, Mrs. Chadwick was known for her hospitality. Much of her ministry was connected to her kitchen, where she could prepare chicken spaghetti for 500 just as quickly as she could make strawberry shortcake for a gathering of four. Many in Shelby County have had the opportunity to sample her creations that included countless sandwiches for Sunday night activities at the church, dozens of cookies for wedding receptions and anniversaries, special meals for the deacons and their families, snow cones for Vacation Bible School, and refreshments for her beloved WMU.

In addition to her numerous church activities, Mrs. Chadwick was an active member of the Center Garden Club, the Women’s Reading Club, and the Center Music Study Club. Her contributions frequently included service as an officer, judge at flower shows and Home Demonstration contests, and presenter at various organizational programs. She did all with a cheerful heart, creative talent, and willingness to share.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David Henslee Todd; her foster parents, Felton and Lucille Sparks; and Carroll, her husband of 31 years.

She is survived by their three children, David Chadwick and wife, Deborah, of Center; Martha Lou Scott and husband, Larry, of Waco; and Carleta Sandeen and husband, Michael, of Houston. She is also survived by grandchildren, Cullen Chadwick Sandeen of Washington, D.C.; Jackson Montgomery Sandeen of Houston; Caroline Boss Chadwick of Center; Blake Duvall Sandeen of Houston; and Elizabeth Blair Chadwick of Center; nephews and nieces; and cousins. She also leaves her attentive caregivers, Stella Carroll, Gloria Peterson, and Martha Daw.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Center, the Chadwick Endowed Scholarship of East Texas Baptist University, the Chadwick Family Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University, or Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center.

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


Leavis Thompson was born to the parentage of Kizzella Netherly Collins and Oliver Thompson on April 9, 1935 in Center, Texas. He passed away at the age of 78 on April 6, 2014. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Garland, Texas at the time of his passing.

He accepted Christ at an early age at East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

He attended school at East Liberty. His mother, two brothers, Ira Polley and Tommy McWilliams, one sister Murline Collins, two sisters-in-law Louise Polley and Jackie Polley preceded him in death.

Upon moving to Dallas, Leavis worked various jobs. He retired from All Tex Plumbing Company as a truck driver.

He met and married Betty Joyce Wright in the late sixties. To this union four children were born: Stephanie (Bobby) Dunlap, Jacqueline, Deborah, Christopher (Mallori) Thompson. Also to cherish his memory are three grandchildren, Matthew, Ashton, and Maia. Siblings: Clarence Polley, Willie (Mary) Thompson, Claudie (Annie) Hooper, McArthur (Sarah) Burns, Janie Harp, Purline Mitchell, and special aunt Francis Netherly. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral serivces were held Friday, April 11, 2014 at Singing Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Gahlen Warren, Eulogist. Interment followed at Singing Hills Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Singing Hills Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas.


Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins, age 4 months, was born on November 18, 2013 at Good Shepherd Medical Center to the proud parents of James and LaMetra "MeMe" Jenkins.

Kaleigh went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Her survivors were:

Parents, James and LaMetra Jenkins

Siblings: ZaMarkus Moton, Ellis Ray Hoyt, Jamie Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, James Jenkins, Tommy Lee Jenkins, Leslie Holman, Elizabeth Jenkins, and LaShanzdoil Harris.

Grandparents: Billy and Kathryn Cartwright, and the late Ennis and Lurlean Jenkins

Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home. Services for Kaleigh will be at 1pm Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Loop 500 Church of Christ, in Center, Texas and Larry Howard will be officiating.

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


Blake M. Schoenfelt, age 64, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Schoenfelt was born May 20, 1947, in Ohio. He had worked as a truck driver in the Houston, Texas, area several years before moving to Shelby County, Texas.

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

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Sally Elwanda "Wanda" Deason Dewey passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Willowbrook at the age of 65.

She was born November 27, 1948, in Carthage, Texas, to parents Cecil Deason and Laura Richards Deason. Wanda was reared on a farm and attended school in Garrison.

She had worked at Nacogdoches Medical Center in the medical records as well as unit clerk. She enjoyed rearing her three children and grandchildren. Wanda loved her children to a fault and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed a variety of hobbies which were craft related.

Wanda was married to Larry Bailey and he preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her son, Michael W. Bailey and wife Monica of Nacogdoches; son, Larry Wayne Bailey and wife Jolene of Gaston, South Carolina; daughter, Paula Bailey Hicks of Nacogdoches; brother, Robert B. Deason of Nacogdoches; sister, Annie R. Linder of Nacogdoches; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches with Chaplain Fred Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers: Bobby Deason, Billy Deason, James Sanchez, William Linder, Colton Jernigan, and Brent McMillan.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.
Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


04/14/2014

Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver, 49, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Waco. She was born November 7, 1964 to Daniel Flournoy and Ozelle Causey Flournoy. Ms. Weaver was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be John Chisenhall, Wesley Flournoy, Kris Dockens, Tim Jackson, Jason Weaver, Chris Weaver and Bryan Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Flournoy and Floyd Parsons.

She is survived by
Children:
Jason Weaver of Dallas
Nicole Menchaca and husband, Bud of Mason
Christina Pruitt and husband, Chris of Hewitt
Chris Weaver of Timpson
Crystal Chisenhall and husband, John of Center
Yalonda Weaver of Waco

Grandchildren:
Dylan Weaver, Bryan Weaver, Dakota Elliott, Morgan Menchaca, Maci Menchaca, Ace Menchaca, Tyler Williams, Bryahna Pruitt, Payton Pruitt, Lilly Chisenhall, Gavin Chisenhall, A’niya Jackson

Father: Danny Flournoy of Center

Brothers:
Andy Flournoy of Center
Wesley Flournoy and wife, Janet of Center

Preceded in death by
Granddaughter: Kaley Jean Lee
Mother: Ozelle Causey Flournoy
Sisters: Kristi Flournoy, Tanna Flournoy
Brothers: Bobby Flournoy, Danny Ray Flournoy

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


Graveside services for Royce B. Haight, 78, of Zavalla will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin with Brother Joel Hitchcock officiating.

Mr. Haight was born May 28, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Ellis and Juanita (Pickard) Haight, and died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his residence. Formerly of Vidor, he had resided in Zavalla for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a pipefitter with the Pipefitters Local Union 195.

Survivors include his mom, Juanita Day of Zavalla; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Lyndia Haight of the Wildwood Community and Michael and Donna Haight of Simsboro, Louisiana; and grandchildren, Ryan Haight, Garrett Haight and John Curtis Haight.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Haight; wife, Martha Haight; and brother, Billy Haight.

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

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Patricia Polley 73, of Center died April 10, 2014, in Nacogdoches, Texas at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at 1:00pm at Mt. Zion CME Church, Jeremy Moore will be officiating. Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Survivors are:

Daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandii Polley all of Center, Texas

Step-Daughter: Vivian Polley, Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha, Texas

Brothers, Douglas Himes (Barbara) of Dallas, Texas & Standley Himes of Center, Texas

Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth, Texas & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas, Texas

6 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren

Visitation will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


James Del Butler, born July 10, 1965 passed away on April 11, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He will be greatly missed by:

Wife, Kelly Butler

Children: Samuel Butler, Jacob Butler, Jordan Butler and Madison Butler

Parents, James H. and Darlene Butler

Grandparent, Auda Boles

Siblings: Casey Butler, Jeff Butler and Tracy Butler

Father-in-law and mother-in-law, T.W. and Diane Sample

and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be conducted at 9:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Brookside Funeral Home Grand Chapel. Graveside service will be at 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Sample Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas under direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Military honors will be given under the direction of VFW post 8904.


04/13/2014

Doris Faye (Windham) Scott, 77, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Timpson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. B. A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 15, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born August 14, 1936, in Center, TX, Doris Faye Scott was the daughter of the late Larrie Ellington Windham and Bertha Lucille (Solomon) Windham. Doris Faye graduated from Timpson High School in 1954 and married Bennie Mack Scott of Timpson. She was a member of New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, where she was church pianist for many years. Doris Faye retired as a secretary for Timpson ISD after many years of faithful service.

Survivors include son Rex Scott and wife Mechael of Waskom, TX; daughters, Susie Crelia of Nacogdoches and Renee’ Faulkner of Appleby; brother David Windham and wife Anita of Marshall, TX; brother-in-law Jimmy Scott and wife Sharon of Lake Jackson, TX; sister-in-law Estelle Burgay of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Jeremy Crelia and wife Juliah, Ashley Bueton and husband Adam, Erika Scott and husband Bradlee, and Emily Scott; 5 great grandchildren: Brannon Brooks and Laurie Ellington Bueton, Alexandra and Noah Crelia, and Rex Bradlee Scott.

Doris Faye Scott was preceded in death by parents Larrie and Lucille Windham and husband Bennie Mack Scott.

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


04/12/2014

Imogene Green, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 3, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas to Robert Gilbert and Ethel (Reynolds) Shull. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert Gilbert Shull & Ethel Shull Lovell, Husband, Delbert Green, 3 Brothers, Lavonne Shull, Douglas Lovell & Jessie Lovell.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Neva Jean Foshee & husband, Jerry of Joaquin

Son: R.D. Green & wife, Cindy of Carthage

Grandchildren & Great Grandchilden:
Milissa Foshee & fiancé, Sherif Gowelly of Dallas
Suzanne Selby & husband, Dale of Coppell & their children, Charlotte & Colin
Stephanie Farr & husband, Jeff of Saginaw & their children, Libby & Audrey Farr
Kim Casey & husband, Kent of Dallas & their children, Peyton, Lila & Ben

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Friend of the Family: Patsy Lowe of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Billy Green, Dan Furlow, Robert Shull, Larry Miller, Don Shull, Thurman Vaughn, Truman Wimberly & Rodney Dean

Family request donations can be made to Jackson Cemetery Fund or Heart to Heart Hospice.

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


04/11/2014

Joyce Williams, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

She was born March 31, 1930 in Shelby County to W.O. and Velma (Davis) Smith who precede her in death and she is also preceded in death by Son, Terry Williams.

She is survived by:

Brother: William Douglas Smith of Denton

2 Grandchildren of California

Among her local survivors is cousin, James “J.O.” Davis

Numerous other Cousins

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


Thomas Ray Buckley, 72, of Center, passed away Thrusday morning, April 10, 2014 in Dallas. Wake will be 6pm until 8pm Friday, April 18, 2014 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11am Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bethleham Baptist Church, Mansfield, Louisiana with Pastor John Murphy Jones officiating.

He is survived by

Wife, Eliza Buckley of Mansfield, Louisiana

Host of Children and Grandchildren

Brothers
Joe Siah Robertson of Pheonix, Arizona
Clifford Capiti of Nacogdoches
Tommy Capiti of Nacogdoches

Sisters
Margie Gaines of Houston
Sharon Williams of Nacogdoches

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


Billy Burke Osby, age 69 of Center, passed away Saturday night, April 5, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. A wake will be Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Debra Osby of Houston, Texas

Brothers:
Floyd Osby, Jr. of Center
Irvin Osby of Center
Rubel (Evelyn) Osby of Center

Sister, Dorothy Bonaparte of Center

Significant other, Lucille Bazile of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Debra Joones of Houston
Reba Porodin of Nacogdoches
Lora Bonaparte of Houston
Lisa Jackson of Center

Son, Charlie Earl Jackson of Shelbyville

Host of grand children and great grand children.

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


04/09/2014

Hugh H. Fleming, 94, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in San Augustine. He was born January 4, 1920 in Huxley to William Penn Fleming and Estelle Estes Fleming. Mr. Fleming served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired as a refinery operator for Union Oil in Nederland. Mr. Fleming was a board member at First United Pentecostal Church in Center, where he was a faithful church member for over thirty years. He loved his church. Mr. Fleming also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing dominos and singing.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Bruce Kunkle and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Richard Tomlin, Brandon Penick, Mike Lengl, Jeff McDonald, Donnie Belrose and Wayne Hendricks.

He is survived by
Son: Jerry Fleming and wife, Tonhia of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Alanna Fleming of Dallas
Derrick Lightfoot and wife, Jacy of Center
Lance Lightfoot of Joaquin

4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Wife: Sally LaMerle Shofner Fleming
Sisters: Rena R. Fleming Oswalt, Fleta V. Fleming Strong, Ada Fleming Permenter, Laura L. Fleming Harvey
Brothers: Asa M. Fleming, Elzie Fleming, Gerald W. Fleming, Everette J. Fleming, J.T. Fleming, Burton C. Fleming

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


Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr., 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 5, 1935 in Missouri to William Bryant and Ethel (Cooper) Parks. He served in the US Air Force. He was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He worked as a truck driver for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Ethel Parks, Wife, Ima Jean Parks, Son, Jimmie Devo Parks, Jr., Brothers & Sisters, Captola Fodge, J.D. Parks, J.B. Parks, Bunch DeRoush and Lois Mills.

He is survived by:

5 Children:
Charles Parks & wife, Sherry of Center
Shelby Tyre Pope of Center
Susan Windham & husband, Jamie of Center
Rose Ramirez & husband, Herman of Center
Lance Parks & wife, Tonya of Center

Grandchildren:
Kevin Rushing & wife, Samantha, Gabriel Parks & Darlene,
Rachel Chase & husband, Josh, Sarah Parks,
Joshua Parks & Kandace, Shannon Denby & husband, Brad,
James Tyre & wife, Nina, Tina Pardo & husband, Jaime, Jody Windham,
John Parks & wife, Briget, Angie & Corey Sigler,
Adam Ramirez, Tori Ramirez and Devin Waller

Great-Grandchildren:
Dylan, Zachary & Brannon Denby, Conner & Brently Tyre, Kasen Sigler,
Kingston Hurst, Cody Arrington & wife, Sidney, Isaac Cain Rushing,
Jacob, Caleigh & Annaleah Chase, Harmony & Melody Sommers,
Layla Parks, Prince Gabriel Parks, Michael Price, Desera Myron,
Summer Windham & Alexis Hargitt, Whittney Pierce & Starr Pardo

Special Family Friend:
Dorothy Murphy of Center

Brother:
John Parks of Morehouse, Missouri

Sister:
Hilda McClung of Sikeston, Missouri

Brother-in-law:
Joe Spann of Cleveland

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Charles Parks, James Tyre, Adam Ramirez, Kevin Rushing,
Jody Windham, Corey Sigler, Brad Denby & Josh Parks

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


04/06/2014

Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 28, 1940 in Many, Louisiana to John Windol Gandy and Ruby Lee Davenport Gandy. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Buck Eugene Furlow and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Haddox, Anthony V. Gugliuzza, Cory Haddox, Richard Pinkston, Anthony J. Gugliuzza and Clay Gandy. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Griffin, Hugh Daw, Larry Kay, Buren Lowe, Bill Irish and Grady Haddox.

She is survived by
Husband: Dennis G. “Gus” Permenter of Joaquin

Son: Dennis L. Permenter of Joaquin

Granddaughter: Mallory Permenter of Joaquin

Grandson: Richard Pinkston and wife, Elizabeth of Center

Numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Johnnie Gayle Permenter
Father: John Windol Gandy
Mother: Ruby Lee Davenport Gandy
Sisters: Lucille Gugliuzza, Wanza Nell O’Brien
Brother: Jerome Gandy

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

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


04/03/2014

Brian Williams, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1941 in Beckenham, England to Maurice Ronald Williams and Dorthea Jane Finch Williams.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Billy Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Adam Brian Williams of England

Daughters:
Louise Claudette Burton of England
Natasha Louise Williams of Houston

Grandchildren: Ashley, Emma, Connor

Special Friend: Connie Lengl

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Oren and Millie Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Bridge City

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Maurice Ronald Williams and Dorthea Jane Finch Williams
Wife: Nell Williams

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


Thurman Ross “T.R.” Golding, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He had a peaceful passage at his home in Center, surrounded by his family. T.R. was born in the Huxley, Golding Shores Community on September 24, 1919 to Joel Eddie and Maude Harvey Golding. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, where he served from 1941 until 1945. T.R. was later employed as an operator of a sulfur recovery unit with Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur, where he retired after thirty years and seven months of service. He was a past secretary of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, a life endowed member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Knight Commander Court of Honor. T.R. was a past patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Newburn Chapter #1135 and a member of the Center Chapter #348. He was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, past president of Noon Optimus Club and past member of Breakfast Lions Club. His hobbies included fishing, traveling and family gatherings. T.R. enjoyed helping children with special needs through the Optimus Club and Shrine Hospital in Shreveport. He was a member of Dr. Hooker’s Bible Class at First Baptist Church in Center. Not only was T.R. a father to his four daughters, he was also a loving daddy to his three stepchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Grandson, Chad Lawson, officiating, followed by Masonic Rites under the direction of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. A military honors graveside service will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Lawson Jr., Tyler Lawson, Mark Lawson Sr., Steven Frioux, Austin Glaze, Calvin Christian, Johnny Palmer.

He is survived by
Wife of 35 years: Doretha “Dot” Golding of Center

Daughters:
Sandra Golding Palmer and husband, Johnny of Nacogdoches
Patricia Golding Elizondo and husband, Joe of San Antonio
Susan Golding and Glen Schweitzer of Asheville, North Carolina
Debbie Golding Lawson and husband, Mark, Sr. of Groves

Step Daughters:
Carole Sonmor of Houston
Judy Addison Glaze and husband, A.J., of Stanley, Louisiana

Step Son: Robert Addison of Winnie

Grandchildren:
Kim Nix Knox of Nacogdoches
Angela Nix Sturm and husband, Chris of Austin
Kristen Frioux of Enid, Oklahoma
Steven Frioux and wife, Saundra of Irving
Mark Lawson Jr. and wife, Rachel of Port Neches
Chad Lawson and wife, Angela of Austin
Tyler Lawson of Austin

Step Grandchildren:
Lee Sonmor of Houston
Kyle Sonmor of Houston
Angelia Glaze of Logansport, Louisiana
Austin Glaze of Logansport, Louisiana
Jennifer Palmer LaGrone of Austin
Christie Council of Three Rivers

Great Grandchildren:
Camden Knox
Colby Knox
Chloe Grace Knox
Whitney Lingelbach
Saressa Frioux
Daylin Lawson
Reagan Joy Lawson
Berit Lawson
Emma Lawson

Step Great Grandchildren:
Matthew LaGrone
Megan LaGrone
Madison LaGrone
Mackenzie LaGrone
Brodie Darilek
Sadie Eichler

Great Great Grandchild: Lucia Knox

Sister: Maxine Golding Christian of Tenaha

Sister-in-law: Beth Golding of Winnie

Precious Red Poodle: Sandy

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joel Eddie Golding and Maude Harvey Golding
Brother: G.L. Golding
Sister: Lona Belle Golding Wheeler
Brother: Eddie Eugene Golding
Mother of his children: Hazel Fields Golding Loyd

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or a charity of choice.

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


Funeral services for Colleen Frances Linebarger, 70, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 4, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Linebarger passed away Thursday, April 03, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 21, 1943, in San Francisco, CA, Colleen Frances Linebarger was the daughter of the late Francis Edward O’Brien and June Ellen (Gilman) O’Brien. She worked for many years as a certified nurse’s aide. Colleen O’Brien married the love of her life, Michael Linebarger, on December 9, 1967, and moved to Texas in 1984. She loved her family and especially enjoyed attending her grandkid’s many activities.

Survivors include her sons, Matthew Linebarger and wife Elizabeth of Tenaha and Christopher Linebarger and wife Crystal of Timpson; daughters, Tamara Linebarger and James Edison of Timpson and Tonie Schaffer and husband Bryan of Center Point, Alabama; brothers, Thomas O’Brien and wife Gloria of Pacheco, CA, and Gerald O’Brien and wife Lorraine of McArthur, CA; sister Theresa O’Brien and wife Pam McFarland of Portland, OR; and 9 grandchildren: Ryan Palmer, Holly Linebarger, Luke Linebarger, Colin Linebarger, Carlee Linebarger, Megan Linebarger, Jedidiah Edison, James Schaffer, and Jordan Schaffer.

In addition to her parents, Colleen Linebarger was preceded in death by husband Michael Linebarger and sister Cynthia Cantrell.

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


Hannah K. Williams, 83, passed away March 30, 2014. She was born August 21, 1930 in Dayton, Texas.

Hannah is survived by her sons, Ralph Williams, and wife Kim, and Barry Dean Williams; grandchildren, Charles “Charlie” Williams, Joshua Nathaniel Thiel, Christopher Matthew Thiel, Caleb Williams, Benjamin Williams, Nathaniel Edward Williams, Carrie Warren, and Brooke Warren; as well as numerous other family and friends.

Hannah is preceded in death by her husband, Dean Williams; sons, Charles Williams and Frank Williams; and Lois Yvonne Warren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, from 12 noon to service time at 2pm, interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.


04/01/2014

Ruth Ima Burkett was born September 28, 1918 in Broaddus, Texas and passed away on April 1, 2014 at her home in Lufkin. She was the last living sibling of the family of Charles and Allie Burkett. Ruth had one sister, Dellie, and eight brothers, I.V., R.D., Charles (“Cutter”), Elmer, Adonis, Ollie, Foster and Herman.

Ruth met and married R. Frazar Estes (deceased 1980) of Merryville, LA in 1938. Their union produced three sons, Robert F. (and wife Eleanor) of Lufkin , John H. of Lufkin and G. David (and wife Gina) of Center. She is also survived by five grandchildren and was preceded in death by one granddaughter. She is also survived by five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a member of Loop 287 Church of Christ, Lufkin, and resided at 2204 Palmore Rd. with her son John. Until her advancing age intervened, she was a marvelous homemaker, good neighbor and friend to all whose lives crossed paths with her life.

A family graveside service for Ruth was held at Broaddus Cemetery on April 2, 2014, where she was interred beside the love of her life, Frazar.

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


Ms. Willow Dean Teal, age 74, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Teel passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Greer Cemetery. Visitation and wake will be from 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Son: Darren G. Teal (Mi Kun) of Universal City, Texas

1 Granddaughter: Jasmine N. Teal of Hawaii

1 Grandson: Kim Jaehwan of Hawaii

1 sister: Annie Faye Berry (John Henry) of Center, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Dorothy Jean Lawson, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 2, 1934 in Shelby County to Raymond Smith and Bertha Swan Smith. MeMee enjoyed cooking and fishing, but above all, she loved watching her grandchildren participate in their activities. She was a member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Hiram Melton and Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wade Lawson, Matt Lawson, Lance Lawson, Brock Lawson, Blake Gamble and Bill Mason.

She is survived by
Sons:
John Paul Lawson and wife, Dixie
Mike Lawson and wife, Melissa

Grandchildren:
Casey Gamble and husband, Blake
Wade Lawson
Matt Lawson and wife, Monica
Ryan Lawson
Lance Lawson
Brock Lawson

Great-Grandchildren:
Tucker Gamble
Allison Gamble
Grayson Gamble

Best Friend: Irada Oates

Preceded in death by
Husband: John R. “June” Lawson
Parents: Raymond Smith and Bertha Swan Smith
Sisters: Dessie Burkett Kale, Deva Smith Mason
Brothers: Rance Smith, Spencer Smith

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund.

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


Funeral services for Caitlyn Brianne Jones, 22, of White Oak, will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Welch Chapel with Dr. Richard Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Teneha, Texas. Caitlyn passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Children’s Hospital in Dallas.

Caitlyn was an amazing young lady with the spirit of an angel. She lit up every room with her smile. It was impossible for anyone to be in a bad mood when Caitlyn was around. Caitlyn was full of life and enjoyed many hobbies and interests. She was an avid reader, loved animals, especially horses, and thrived at water sports. Caitlyn’s love of God took the number one place in her life. She was a member of Alpine Presbyterian Church and was active in its youth program.

As a graduate of White Oak High School, she was a member of the Roughneck Band and was a percussionist. She was also a member of East Texas Angel Network and was Neal McCoy’s #1 fan.

Caitlyn is survived by her loving family:

Her parents, Mark and Shana Jones

Brother, Tucker Jones of White Oak

Grandmother, Mary Paxton of Center, Texas

Grandparents, Paul and Anne Jones of Center, Texas

Aunts and uncles: Kim Marshall, Patrick Paxton, Terry and Leon Aldridge

Cousins: Morgan Marshall, Tristin Paxton and Dawson Paxton;

And several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Caitlyn was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Charles "Pepaw" Paxton; great-grandmother, Joyce "Memaw" Scott; aunt, Sue Walker; and best friend, Ryan Johns.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road.
Memorials may be made to the East Texas Angel Network, P. O. Box 9544, Longview TX 75608.


Funeral service for Mrs. Ailene Lilly, 85, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Dennis Lilly officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 4, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Lilly passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Garrison, TX.

Born September 2, 1928, in Panola County, TX, Ailene Lilly was the daughter of the late Johnny R. and Dorinda (Priester) Thompson. She and Orren Leon Lilly were married May 2, 1953. Ailene’s life was her family and she loved taking care of them. At a young age, she helped care for her brothers and sister. Later she lovingly cared for her husband and her own children. She was a great wife, a great mom and grandmother, and always a “rock” for her family. Her vegetable and flower gardens brought enjoyment and beauty to her family. She loved to cook and enjoyed sharing her great meals not only with family, but with whomever might stop by for a visit. One of her greatest joys was attending sporting events or any activities in which her children or grandchildren were involved, and she was always their biggest fan. Ailene was also a member of Stockman Methodist Church.

Survivors include sons, David O. Lilly of Timpson, Danny Lilly and wife Sharon of Timpson, and Dennis Lilly and wife Patty of Garrison; daughter Dorinda “Lulu” Warren of Nacogdoches, TX; 10 grandchildren: Greg Lanier, Samantha Nix, Clint Lilly, Lindsay Lilly, Cory Lilly, Curtis Watson, Casey Warren, Lance Lilly, Koye Lilly, and Tyler Lilly; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ailene Lilly was preceded in death by husband Orren Leon Lilly, son Dean Lilly, 6 brothers, and 1 sister.

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

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03/31/2014

Bobby Glen Rash, 75, of the Campti Community of Shelby County, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born May 3, 1938 in San Augustine to Meck Rash and Lillie Mae Taylor Rash. Bobby was married to the love of his life, LaNell, for 55 years of which he adored. He had a passion for gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting and trotline fishing. The annual camping trip that Bobby and the family looked forward to was spent on Lake Sam Rayburn every July, where wonderful memories were made with extended family and friends. Mr. Rash worked in construction as an iron worker/boiler maker from the age of eighteen until June of 2013. He loved his coworkers, but above all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who were the highlight of his life. He was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Sardis Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Lamar Rash, Bro. Todd Jenkins and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Vic Cooper, Wesley Rhame, Ray Griffin, Mike Lengl, J.J. Fanguy, Matt Miller, Donnie Moody, Jon Schillings, Ronnie Belrose, Todd Clark, Ryan Wilburn, Daniel Rash, Shannon Shofner, Leo Belrose and Tyler Belrose.

He is survived by:

Wife: LaNell Rash of the Campti Community of Shelby County

Daughter: Lisa Eaves and husband, George of Campti Community of Shelby County

Grandson: G.B. Eaves of Shelbyville

Granddaughters:
Amanda Eaves of Shelbyville
Ashley Cortinez and husband, Patrick of Logansport
Raina Rash Wheless of Logansport

Brother: Kenneth Rash and wife, Martha of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Mammie Ener and husband, Winfred of Milam
Iva Nell Miller of Center
Wanda Price and husband, Kenneth of San Augustine
Martha Dennis of Huntington
Betty Rhame and husband, Jimmy of Center

Special Mother-in-law: Zannie Gay Belrose of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Lillian Shofner of Center
Melba Rodgers of Joaquin
Kathryn Schillings and husband, Joe Tom of Shelbyville

Brothers-in-law:
Lonnie Belrose and wife, Connie of Center
Lester Belrose and wife, Teresa of Center
Leo Belrose of Center

Special niece and nephew: Kerri and Ray Griffin

Special nephew: Bubba Collins

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Terry Glen Rash
Parents: Meck Rash and Lillie Mae Taylor Rash
Sister: Francis Collins
Father-in-law: Ray Belrose
Brothers-in-law: Gene Miller, Harold Collins, Oliver Shofner, Mike Rodgers

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Memorial Cemetery Fund, 6034 FM 414, Center, Texas 75935.

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


03/29/2014

Royce Lee Williams, 64, of Center, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1950 in Center to R. L. Williams and Era Faye Jones Williams. Mr. Williams was retired from the City of Center where he served as a firefighter for over twenty years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers for Mr. Williams will be John Alvis, James Alvis, Jason Alvis, Caleb Stracener, Wade Alvis and Keith Byndom. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Center Fire Department.

He is survived by;
Sons,
Eric Williams of Center
Justin Williams of Center

Daughter, Jaclyn Eaves and husband, Doug Jr. of Tenaha

Grandchildren;
Khloe Williams, Ayden Eaves and Haylee Eaves

Nephews;
John Alvis, James Alvis and Jason Alvis

Niece, Jennifer Jackson

Mother of his children, Mary Walker of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, R. L. Williams and Era Faye Jones Williams
Sisters, Linda Alvis and Helen Burch
Brother, Robert Lee Williams
Granddaughter, Ariel Williams
Brothers-in-law, Tommie Alvis and Paul Burch

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


Ronald Loy Williamson, 78, of Simpson, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Longview. He was born January 16, 1936 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana to Eugene L. Williamson and Thelma J. Hicks Williamson. Mr. Williamson served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1962. He was an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He was member of a Shreveport Astronomy Club, Southwest Louisiana Amateur Radio Club, N.H. Bray Masonic Lodge #208 in Slagle, Louisiana, Annacopa Shrine, Simpson Baptist Church and the Simpson VFD, where he previously served as fire chief.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Pine Island Cemetery in Simpson, Louisiana with Bro. Jeremy Blocker officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Simpson Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Children:
Daniel Williamson of Joaquin
Amanda Jones and husband, Kenneth of Center

Grandson: J.T. Jones of Center

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Eugene L. Williamson and Thelma J. Hicks Williamson
Brother: Leroy Williamson

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


03/27/2014

Dewey H. Rash, age 71, of San Augustine, passed from this life late Friday evening, March 21, 2014, in San Augustine. A native of Houston, he was born to Pauline (Newton) Rash and Dewey Rash on August 11. 1942. He worked as a Contractor doing Roofing.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Cremation will occur afterwards, and interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by, Son, Dewey Hermon Rash and his wife, Darlene of San Augustine; Daughter, Gayla Miller and his wife, Michael of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Dillon Rash, Aceton Rash, and Coby Melton; and a great-grandchild, Trinity Page Rash; His Brothers, Thomas Rash and his wife, Connie of Camp Verde, Arizona; Billy Rash and his wife Dorothy of Lufkin and Paul Rash of Lufkin; Sisters, Betty Ramono of Oklahoma; Jeanette Buck and her husband, Tommy of Houston, and Pam Rash of Houston.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Dewey Rash; his wife, Ann Rash; daughter, Nikki Rash; brother, Harvel Gene Rash and Sisters, Laverne, and Ola Sue.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Audrey Williams, age 93 of Nederland formerly of Joaquin passed away, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her home in Nederland.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Rogers and Bro. David Long officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 27, 1920 in Shelby County to Lee Jackson Ellis and Mary Lela (Carpenter) Ellis. She was member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church for many years and a member of the Faith Baptist Temple of Port Neches.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lee Jackson and Mary Lela Ellis, Husband, Forrest C. Williams, Brother, Otho Ellis and Sisters, Bertha Latimer, Lillian Mitchell & Erma Rogers.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Forrest Williams of Salem, Arkansas
Jerry Williams & wife, Jean of Nederland

Granddaughter:
Leanne Marie Williams of Nederland
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


Ruthelma Lou Adams, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Newburn Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday from 12:00 noon until service at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 10, 1925 in Taft, California to Wylie and Lavada (Samford) Braden. She worked for the City of Center as a secretary for 14 years, Executive secretary for the Fairchild Law Firm for 17 years, First National Bank for 3 years and Hawkeye Hunting Club for 7 years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Wylie and Lavada Braden and Husband, O. V. “Bill” Adams, Special Aunts, Thelma Stephens & Ivie Samford, Mother-in-law & Father-in-law, Vannie Mae Adams & Robert Braxton “Bob” Adams and Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Denny & Mary Lou Adams.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Gale Adams of Nacogdoches
Riley Adams of Nacogdoches

Daughter:
Lou Evelyn Adams of Center

Brother:
J.W. Braden & wife, Bobbie of Center

Grandchildren:
Blake Adams of Nacogdoches
April Taylor & husband, C.J. of Houston

Great-Grandson:
Christian Adams of Nacogdoches
Nieces & Nephews:
Brad Braden
Julie Braden
Nancy Platzner & husband, Todd & their daughter, Samantha
Susan Hobbs & husband, Dr. Tim Hobbs & their 3 Children, Mollie, Rachel &Nathaniel
Lisa Myers & husband, Larry of Center
Randall Adams & wife, Arcie of Houston

Pallbearers:
Gale Adams, Riley Adams, Blake Adams,
C.J. Taylor, Lon Holloway & Randall Adams

Honorary Pallbearers:
Christian Adams

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


03/26/2014

Funeral services for Kelvin LaShane Brown, 44, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Longview, will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Parkview Baptist Church, 2014 S. Green Street, in Longview. Burial will be in McWilliams Cemetery in Center, Texas at 2:30pm.

Mr. Brown was born November 18, 1969, in Center. He died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Kelvin attended Pine Tree schools in Longview.

Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, with family hour from 6:30-8 p.m., at MD Funeral Home, 1229 S. High Street in Longview, and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.

Arrangements are by Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor in Gladewater.


03/25/2014

Audrey Williams, age 93 of Nederland formerly of Joaquin passed away, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her home in Nederland.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Rogers and Bro. David Long officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 27, 1920 in Shelby County to Lee Jackson Ellis and Mary Lela (Carpenter) Ellis. She was member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church for many years and a member of the Faith Baptist Temple of Port Neches.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lee Jackson and Mary Lela Ellis, Husband, Forrest C. Williams, Brother, Otho Ellis and Sisters, Bertha Latimer, Lillian Mitchell & Erma Rogers.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Forrest Williams of Salem, Arkansas
Jerry Williams & wife, Jean of Nederland

Granddaughter:
Leanne Marie Williams of Nederland
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


Charles (Hundy Bear) Earl Hester, 63, of Center passed away on Thursday morning, March 20, 2014 in San Augustine Memorial Hospital. A wake will be held at Community Funeral Home Chapel from 6pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Services will be on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1pm at Triumph Church in Center, TX.

Charles Earl Hester is survived by:

Brothers:
C.W. Gillaspie, of Center
Bennie Ray Gillaspie, of Center
Tommy Lee Lathan, and wife, Sandra, both of Center

Sisters:
Lillie Helen Thedford, and husband, Fredrick, both of Center
Ella Faye Gardner, of Center
Della Mae Johnson, and husband, Bobby both of Center

Son: Michael Williams, of Center

Daughter: Latoya Jackson, of Lufkin

Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.


Ja'merion La'Vincent Roe Gray, 12 of Tenaha, TX passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at ETMC Carthage. A wake will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7-9 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, TX. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, TX with Pastor Joseph Hall Sr. officiating.

Ja'merion La'Vincent Roe Gray is survived by:

Mother - Cassandra Horton of Tenaha, TX

Father - Rodney Gray of Tenaha, TX

2 Sisters -
Melisa McCollister of Center, TX
Latishana Gray of Tenaha, TX

2 Brothers -
Rodney Gray of Tenaha, TX
Devante' Gray of Center, TX

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Cynthia Gail (Adams) Hutto, age 42, of Center, Texas, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Services will be 3pm, Thursday, March 27, 2014, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6pm until 9pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 22, 1971 in Center, Texas to parents, Bobby Joe & Shirley ( Wilkerson) Adams.
She is preceded in death by her Father, Bobby Joe Adams, Grandmothers, Hattie Lucas & Selma Jordan, Grandfathers, George Wilkerson & Vernon Adams.

She is survived by:

Husband: Rayford Hutto of Center

Mother: Shirley Adams of Center

3 Children: Bobby Hutto, David Hutto & Chris Hutto all of Center

2 Grandchildren on the way

Brothers & Sisters:
Montie Jo Adams of Center
Bobby Adams & wife, Diane of Center
James Lee Adams & wife, Martha of Nacogdoches
Sylvia Ann Adams of Center
Annette Gill & husband, Ricky of San Augustine
Jerry Moore

Nieces & Nephews: Dakota Lee, Destiney Lynn & Christopher Wayne, Marilyn, Heather, Doris & Kimberly

Great Nieces & Great Nephews: Heather Lynn, A’Quira, Amber, Alex & Kalia

Uncle & Aunts:
Cecil Adams & wife, Jeanette of Nacogdoches
Billy Wayne Adams of Center
Betty Rushing of Louisiana

Pallbearers: Chris Hutto, Michael Langley, Wade Mosely, Hunter Shofner, Jerry Moore, Dakota Adams, Ricky Gill & David Hutto

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


03/24/2014

Willie Sam “Bill” Denby, 73, of the Dunnigan Community, Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Dickerson and Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. officiating. Graveside service will follow at Patroon Cemetery with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 10, 1940 in Denby Town (Shelby County, Texas) to Clarence and Lela Mae (Wilburn) Denby. He retired from Deep East Texas Electric Co-op after 50 years of service. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Lela Mae Denby, Brother, Lamar Denby, Sr., Sister & Brother-in-law, Larlee & Troy Garrison, Brother-in-law, James Wyatt, Brother-in-law, Buddy Risinger, Mother-in-law & Father-in-law, Earl & Nellie Windham and Grandson-in-law, Derek Moore.

He is survived by:

Wife of 53 years: Betty Windham Denby of the Dunnigan Community

Children:
Tony Denby & wife, Marla of the Dunnigan Community
Earlene Mitchell of Gooberhill
Timmy Denby & wife, Lori of Lout Town

Special Grandchildren:
Tera White & husband, Joey of the Dunnigan Community
Jarrod Denby & wife, Lauren of the Dunnigan Community
Sheri Moore of Huxley
Dalton Mitchell of Gooberhill

Step-Grandchildren: Haley, Brittnie, Cayla & Cody Risinger

Great-Grandchildren:
Kayla, Caitlynn & Kylee White
Abigail, Lily & soon to be born, Elijah Samuel Denby
Ryan, Dallas & Braylen Moore

2 Sisters:
Ruby Risinger of Gooberhill
Delsia Powell & husband, Bob of Gooberhill

Sisters-in-law:
Nettie Lee Windham of Shelbyville
Frances Denby of Huntington

Brothers-in-law:
Don Windham & wife, Linda of Gooberhill
Billy Windham & wife, Carol of the Dunngian Community

Pallbearers: Glenn Allen, Alton Craig, Johnny Ford, Marlon Ford, Ricky Lout, Chad Norton, Winston Tompkins & Doug Turk

Honorary Pallbearers: Ricky Mitchell, Lamar Norton, Edward Risinger, Robert Risinger, Lamar Smith, Gerald Stewart, Tom Swearengen & Jerry Willey

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


Donald Ray Stephenson, 75, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born December 25, 1938 in Lovelady to Henry Melvin Stephenson Sr. and Evelyn Amanda Allee Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson served in the United States Army. He loved the outdoors and particularly enjoyed his horses. He was also an avid fisherman. Mr. Stephenson was a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Rusk.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Hill Cemetery in Lovelady.

Pallbearers will be Dustin King, Tommy King, Billy Dickerson, Marty Mikesh, Keith Stephenson, Elvis Rawlinson and David Lawhorn Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Johnson, Abraham Richardson, Christopher Booker, Cody Booker and David Lawhorn Jr.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Stephenson of Timpson

Children:
Rusty Stephenson and wife, Sherry of Dayton
Nikki Johnson and husband, Jeff of Dayton
Debra Vick and husband, Frank of Silsbee
Thomas King of Timpson
Angelia Palmer and husband, Tim of Silsbee
Tammy Mikesh and husband, Martin of Timpson
Billy Dickerson of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Kimi and Robert Richardson
Keith Stephenson
Jacob Johnson
24 other grandchildren

39 Great Grandchildren

Great Great Grandchildren:
Abraham Richardson
8 other great great grandchildren

Brother: Henry Melvin Stephens Jr. of Baytown

Sister: Betty Garcia of Pearland

Preceded in death by
Parents: Henry Melvin Stephenson Sr. and Evelyn Amanda Allee Stephenson
Brother: Wilbur Stephenson
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Olga Mims Hughes, 74, of Timpson, TX, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, in Timpson. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 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, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born March 22, 1940, in Shelby County, TX, Olga Hughes was the daughter of the late John Mims, Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1958 and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. Olga served as dispatcher of Timpson Emergency Services for many years. Even though she was always busy working or “on call”, Olga enjoyed her family and found time for painting and crafts.

Survivors include:

Husband, Gerald Hughes of Timpson

Son, David Hailey and wife Lisa of Timpson

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

Daughter-in-law, Jill Hailey of Timpson

Stepdaughters: Ellen Kennon and Patricia Merliss, both of Dallas

Sisters, Lorene McEntire and Marian Gentry, both of Timpson.

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, Adrian Merliss, and Anna Merliss

Great grandchildren: Kennedy Mikesh, Korbyn Mikesh, Jacie Lilly, Jake Lilly, Jackson Lilly, Hunter Nix, and Brycen Nix.

In addition to her parents, Olga Hughes was preceded in death by husband James “Bill” Hailey, son Billy Hailey, granddaughter Addison Hailey, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

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


Annabella Raiyne Byrd, 7 ½ months old, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Annabella was born August 6, 2013 in Crockett, Texas. She loved going to church at Center Bible Fellowship.

She is preceded in death by her Great Grandfather, Steve Bryan.

She is survived by:

Parents: Korey & Keisha Byrd of Center

Big Brother: Peyton Byrd of Center

Big Sister: Valerie Byrd of Center

Grandparents:
Patricia Byrd & Bill Barcheers of Center
Carl Emerson of Logansport
Glen Byrd of Joaquin
Dorothy & Bill Gattis of Joaquin

Great Grandmother: Barbara “Big Nanny” Bryan of Broaddus

Uncles & Aunts:
Kerry & Laurie Bryan of Lawton, OK
Shaunda Byrd of Joaquin
Chasity Lovett of Hemphill
Shelby Emerson of Logansport
Vernon Emerson of WA

Numerous Other Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

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


Funeral service for Eunice Hardin, 98, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Joshua James Jones, great grandson, and Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Bean Cemetery, Kirbyville, TX. A visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, March 24, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Hardin passed away March 22, 2014, in Garrison, TX.

Born December 13, 1915, in Timpson, Eunice Hardin was the daughter of the late Herman and Lena
(Johnson) Balew. She worked as a bookkeeper for Woolworth’s for many years and also found time for taking care of her family and many hobbies. Eunice loved to read, play 42, cook, and crochet. She was a talented seamstress and was blessed with a “green thumb”, as evidenced by her beautiful flower gardens.
Eunice attended Woodland Christian Church and Highway Tabernacle in Timpson.

Eunice Hardin was the first of six generations living at the time of her death. Survivors include her daughters, Doris Pass Hicks and husband Guy of Nacogdoches and Virginia Pass Bonnett and husband Ed of Timpson; grandchildren, Pansy Tinkle of Timpson, Rickey Neel, of New Caney, TX, Jerri Jones of Timpson, and James R. Bonnett of Tomball, TX; great grandchildren, Jennifer Crenshaw Batton, Jessica Crenshaw Black, Gary Crenshaw, Joanna Crenshaw, Sharlynn Neel Ventura, Paten Neel, Erin Jones Moore, Joy Jones, Caleb Jones, Joshua Jones, Taylor Bonnett, Kim Jones Beckham, and Kyle Jones.

Also surviving are great great grandchildren Taylor Ridgway, Kendall Ridgway, Emilee Black, Kaitlyn Black, Cameron Crenshaw, Grahm Ventura, Rickey Neel, Elaina Neel, Emma Moore, Geoff Beckham, Maddie Beckham, Zachary Beckham, Shelby Jones, Mary Jones, and MacKensie Jones; and great great great grandchildren, Cora Lynn Squier, and Autumn Monroe Smith.

In addition to her parents, Eunice Hardin was preceded in death by husbands Thomas Pass, Ted Powell, Alva Nix, and Ray Hardin; sister Maudie Smith; and brothers, Billy Balew, Nathan Balew, and Donald Balew.

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


03/22/2014

D.S. (Shug) Jones, 94, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born October 19, 1919 at home on Tenaha Street in Center to Pleasant Dalton and Dollie Blanche Jones. He had two younger siblings Julia Page and Joe Louis. He graduated from Center High School at age 16 and then attended Bryan Military Academy. He transferred to University of Texas in Austin. D. S. left school and began some of his many adventures. He sold Bibles door to door and hitch hiked across the country, beginning in Baltimore, MD.

He later returned to Center and began working for Bryan Bailey at Chat- and-Chew. At the age of 19 he became a business partner in a drug store/café located on the Center square. Prior to the attack of Pearl Harbor he joined the Army Air Corp. He witnessed the invasion of North Africa.

After returning home he went into the wholesale firework business in several states. He then married Eva Jean Brittain and shortly thereafter began a family. The late fifties to the early seventies he owned Moccasin Manufacturing and Import Company located in Center where he manufactured moccasin shoes and many different household items. He had many trucks distributing goods to a ten state region. He traveled overseas to obtain goods sold or used in his business often saying that he had been around the world eight times. He was one of the first major employers of women in Shelby County. In the late sixties he went into the restaurant and motel business. In 1983 he opened Surplus Sales where he was a familiar face until 2011.

He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Julia Page Jones Cochran, brother in law Roy Cochran, and his wife Eva Jean Brittain Jones.

He is survived by:

His brother, Joe Lewis Jones and wife Ann.

His children:
Dalton Brittain Jones of Center
Damon Jones of Center
Leisa Jones Webster and husband Jeff
Roderick Jones and wife Lisa

Grandchildren:
Audrey Parker and husband Terry
Davis Kline and Cyndi
Julia Reynolds and husband Chris
Madalyn Jones
Colbey Jones

Great Grand Children: Zander Kline, Kendyl Kline, Kamon Parker, and London and Lily Parker

Various niece and nephews

In lieu of flowers please donate to First United Methodist Church of Center, Alzheimer Association, or Center Roughrider Scholarship Fund.

Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until service time. Graveside service will follow at 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.

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


Donnie Terrell Parker, 62, of Orange passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Donnie was born on February 26, 1952 to parents Myrtle Jean (Permenter) Reeves and Clayton Donnie Parker. He had lived in the Orange area from 22 plus years and worked in construction as a welder for many years. He was a veteran serving his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Donnie loved watching sports. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Donnie Parker.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Janice Parker of Orange; mother, Jean Reeves of Center; daughter, Leslie Brown of La Porte; Chris Brown and wife, Sherry of Orange; sisters, Jena Fuller and husband, Steven, Debra Diverdi and husband, Derek both of Center; brother, Clint Parker of Center; grandchildren, Damian Haines, Caleb Janise, Jordan Terrell Brown, Jaden Brown and a large extended family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2 pm at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com. Dorman Funeral Home 8808 Highway 87 North, Orange, Texas 77632-0536 (409) 746-2161 office.www.dormanfuneralhome.com


03/21/2014

Wanda Mayo Koonce, 83, of Timpson, TX, passed away March 20, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 24, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Roy Platt officiating. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 AM before the service.

Born February 4, 1931, in Lake Providence, LA, Wanda Koonce was the daughter of the late James Earl and Clara (Hughes) Boyd. She was a graduate of Jeff Davis High School in Houston, TX. Wanda Koonce spent her life providing a home for her family and enjoyed her years spent in the Silas Community near Timpson.

Survivors include her husband, Bertie Koonce of Timpson; sons, James Henning of Austin, TX, Raymond Henning and wife Debbie of Mt. Home, Idaho, and Lee Henning of Pineland, TX; daughter, Karla Henning of Timpson; stepsons, Keith Koonce and wife Delilah of Center and Kenneth Koonce and wife Barbara of Houston; stepdaughter, Kelly Parker and husband Donald of Shelbyville, TX; 6 grandchildren: April Ramsey, Logan Henning, Jarrod Henning, Krystal Wheeless, Brandon Eaves, and Kenny Snyder; and 15 great grandchildren.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents James and Clara Boyd; husbands, Lawrence Henning and Ocie Mayo; and brother Lynn Boyd.

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


03/20/2014

Robert Lee Barnett, 82, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born August 28, 1931 in Center to Calvin Bernard Barnett and Maggie Elizabeth Turner Barnett. At age 17, Mr. Barnett, too young to enter the Marine Corps, enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War, during which time he was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay. Mr. Barnett travelled throughout Vietnam installing communication systems for all branches of the Military. He retired from the United States Air Force after twenty years of service.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Hawkins and Robert Earl Waters.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Wanda Jones and husband, Stan of Center
Carolyn Knapp and husband, Richard of Albany, Oregon

Son: Michael Barnett and wife, Ursula of Rathdrum, Idaho

Grandchildren:
Kevin Barnett and wife, Jessica of Idaho
Melissa Carlino and husband, Matthew of Maine

Great Grandchildren:
Malachi Carlino of England
Claire Carlino of England
Silas Robert Barnett of Idaho

Nieces:
Diane Moore and husband, Greg of Cypress
Mary Mugnier and husband, Mike of Conroe

Numerous cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Zettie Marie Barnett
Parents: Calvin Bernard Barnett and Maggie Elizabeth Turner Barnett
Brother: Donald Dee Barnett

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


Shirley Marie Collins Williams, 78, of Shelbyville passed away on March 13, 2014. Services were held at Community Funeral Home Chapel on Monday March 17, 2014. Williams was born on October 17, 1935. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Gladies Thomas; one brother, Luther Byrd; two neices, Alice Macon and Marie Wright; and one nephew, Earl Macon.

Williams laves to cherish her memories: one special friend, Jack Cartwright; two brothers, Willie Kellum of Denver Colorado; and L.J. Kellum of Texarkana. One sister, Nevagene Sanders; neices and nephews, LD Field; Jerome McClelland, and wife, Con Cynthia; Alicia Holman, and husband, Christopher; Charles McClelland, and wife, Almerica; Gregory Macon, and a host of great-great neices and nephews, relatives and friends. All of Shelby County.

Active Pallbearers were Howard Cartwright, Jacorey McClelland, Lawrence Cartwright, Jerome McClelland, Elton Chumbley, and John McCowin.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jack Cartwright, Willie D. Kellum, L.D. Fields, Greg Macon, L.J. Kellum, and Charles McClelland.

Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas.


Henry Lee Cooper, 94, of Center, TX. passed away on Friday morning, March 14 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital. A memorial will be held at Kingdom Hall located on Loop 500 in Center on Saturday, March 22 at 1pm. Cooper was born to Cora Brinson on January 18, 1920 in Shelby County.

Cooper is survived by grandsons Tommy Lee Lane of Ervin, TX. and Lawrence Lane of San Augustine, TX. She was cremated.


03/19/2014

Tony O. Ware, 39, of Center died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Services for Mr. Ware will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, at East Liberty Baptist Church in Center, Texas, at 1:00pm. Rev. Curtis Archie will be officiating.

Survivors:

Mother: Ella Faye Ware of Center, Texas

Son: (2) Xavier Ware and Ja'Brayln Ware of Center, Texas

Daughter: (2) I'Ceyonna Ware of Center, Texas & Nakia Roland of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Teresa Arline of Center, Texas

Brother: Reginald Ware of Houston, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel of Friday, March 21, 2014, from the hours 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Interment will at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.


03/17/2014

Robbie Hartt, 91, of the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Pleasant Springs Nursing Home in Mount Pleasant. She was born December 20, 1922 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County with Ms. Hartt’s son, Don Williams, officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Middleton, Matt Middleton, Michael Middleton, Martin Middleton, Donald Williams, Ronald Williams, Joey Williams and Aaron Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Middleton and Jack Crippen.

She is survived by

Daughter: Brenda Middleton and husband, Mike of Fort Worth

Sons:
Donald Williams and wife, Brenda of Mount Pleasant
Ronald Wayne Williams and wife, Donna of Harleton

Step-sons:
Lynn Hartt and wife, Jeannie of Center
Robert Hartt and wife, Teresa of Garrison
Glenn Hartt and wife, Iwana of Appleby

Step-daughter: Tammie Dutton and husband, Ronnie of Sherman

Grandchildren:
Mark Middleton, Matthew Middleton, Michael Middleton, Martin Middleton, Holly Clark, Jason Williams, Joey Williams, Aaron Williams, Jennifer Street, Christina Williford, Christopher Hartt, Holly Hartt, Heath Hartt, Jessica Hartt, Jason Marr, Jeremy Marr

Great Grandchildren:
Maci Rose Middleton
Micah Allen Middleton
And many more great grandchildren

Sisters:
Martha Crippen
Jane Cooper

Sister-in-law: Odessa Powdrill

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: H.L. “Sonny” Hartt
Parents: Robert Jefferson Powdrill and Laura Bell Powdrill
Step-daughter: Nancy Williams
Sisters: Billie Tillotson, Marie Smith, Frances LaGrone, Johnnie Fay Weeks
Brothers: Howell Powdrill, Robert “Bob” Powdrill

A special thanks to Martha Crippen and Mike Middleton for their special compassionate care.

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


Earl Lee McSwain, 80, passed away March 15, 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born August 14, 1933, the long-awaited first son of Lee and Ethel McSwain. He spent his first years in the Old Salem community, attending school at Camp Worth and later in Center. After he lost his father at a young age, he helped his mother operate McSwain’s Grocery and raised chickens. He was drafted into the Army, spending most of his tour of duty in Germany.

A believer in the Lord, he was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church. After working in plant farms, he decided to start his own business. He and his wife Evelia operated Earl’s Nursery on Hwy 7 West for several decades, providing customers with flowers, shrubs, and vegetables for planting. He loved to tell stories and was quite good at it. Most of his tales were of his escapades as a young man and a soldier. Everyone in the family remembers the fall off the chicken house into the bull nettles, passing out while reading a gory western, the fight with the dog and the prized green Mustang. He was proud of his Scottish roots and thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Scotland with his brother Bob. Earl had a soft spot for animals, especially their poodle Dolly Parten and their cat Doofus. Faithful to the tenets of AA, he spent years helping others do the same.
He was very proud of his granddaughters and loved the attention they gave him. He was close to all his family and was "Bubba" and "Unk" to all.

He is survived by granddaughters, Betty Jo McCabe of Wylie, Dawna Jo Majcher and husband Ryan of Ft. Worth and great-grandchildren Evie Gillis and Bronson McCabe. He is survived by four siblings, Janie Johnson of Cleveland, Maxine Jernigan and Christene Mahan of Center, Bob McSwain and wife Connie of Irving and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelia, his sister Luna Waller and his stepson Bobby Jo Inman.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Watson and Sons with burial following at Old Salem Cemetery. Officiating will be his nephews, Bro. Eddie Lee Mahan and Bro. Buddy Johnson. Music will be by his cousin, Bro. Aubie McSwain, and neighbor Alice West.

Pallbearers will be nephews Sammy Mahan, Robert McSwain, Royce Lynn Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Gary Anderson and Ben Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Doyle Luman, J. C. McSwain, Jerry Mahan, Glynn McSwain, Oren Warr, Maurice Langford, Wayne Bittick, John Winder and Royce Lawson.

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


Ben Gene Cooper, 83, of Coronado, CA, died January 18th 2014, with David Rothwell, life-long friend, by his side at Berland Home Care in Chula Vista, CA. He was the son of the late Osa and Josephine Cooper and was born in Timpson, Texas on March 19, 1930. Ben grew up in the Weaver Community where he attended Weaver Elementary School and the New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1946 and from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1949. He began his teaching career at Redland High School in Angelina County.

Ben had his M.Ed and taught the accelerated math classes at Coronado High School from 1960-1992. He was chairman of the math department and contributed significantly to the development of the mathematics curriculum of Coronado High School. In 1962 his students entered the Mathematical Association of America’s Annual Examination and placed in the upper 10% of their region consecutively for over six years. Ben was also a coach and organizer of the school’s math team. In 1982, the Coronado Association for Gifted Students awarded him teacher of the year.
Ben was very passionate about teaching and inspired students to pursue higher education. He was a hard worker and really cared about his students. Ben was always available before and/or after school to help any student with their studies. Twice he taught a sixth math class when the normal load was five. He even taught the first calculus class offered and it was during his prep period.

Besides his dedication to his students and teaching, Ben really enjoyed traveling. Each summer he would take off to some fascinating destination, such as Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. In 1959-60 Ben had the opportunity to teach in Uganda, Africa and while there was able to travel extensively in South and East Africa.

Ben’s other hobby and passion was breeding exotic birds. When he retired from teaching, he concentrated on this fascinating hobby and was very successful. Ben even gave lectures and wrote articles on his technique and success of exotic bird breeding. Lastly, Ben appreciated his life-long friends and colleagues and enjoyed going out to lunch with them. He was a remarkable, well traveled and educated man dedicated to his friends and family and will be missed greatly!

Ben Cooper is survived by relatives in Texas: his sister Wanda Cooper Dull; nephew Dwayne Dull, DDS, his wife Louise and their two children, Dana and Lisa; nephew Donald Lawrence Dull, his wife Sandy, and their two children, Jeremy and Deric; five great-great nieces; and one great-great nephew. Also surviving is his adoptive family of over 36 years, David Rothwell of San Diego; Elaine Rothwell of Palm Desert; Nannette and John Fanelli and their three children, Jackson, Ryan, and Grace, all of New York; Jennifer and Hollis Glenn and their two children, Estelle and Harrison Cooper, all of Denver; and Brianna Rothwell of San Diego.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Dixon Cemetery, Timpson, TX. For additional information concerning the graveside service, please contact Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, 936-254-2424.


03/13/2014

Donna Wilburn, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born August 31, 1941 in Ft. Seale, Oklahoma to Lee Collum and Lorene Poole Collum. Mrs. Wilburn retired from Farmers State Bank after 32 years of service. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Gordon Vaughn. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Travis Wilburn, Sawyer Wilburn, Grant Wilburn, Ryan Wilburn, Daniel Rash, T.K. Flores and Jeffrey Wilburn.

She is survived by:

Husband: Price Wilburn of Center

Sons:
Ronald Wilburn and wife, Berinda of Shelbyville
Timbo Wilburn and wife, Bambi of Center
Keith Wilburn and wife, Susan of Silverton

Grandchildren:
Audra Wilburn
Natalea Wilburn
Amber Wilburn
Grant Wilburn
Bailee Wilburn Rash and husband, Daniel
Sawyer Wilburn
Travis Wilburn
Victoria Wilburn Flores and husband, T.K.

Great Grandchildren:
Zoee Wilburn

Aunt: Mae Furlow of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Phillips
Parents: Lee Collum and Lorene Poole Collum
Brother: Jerry Collum
Grandson: Justin Wilburn

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


03/11/2014

Gladys Diane Warr, age 77, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Center, Texas.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

She was born on April 12, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to Winston Roger “Winkie” Warr & Gladys Juliet (Boothe) Warr. She worked as a bank clerk at Farmers State Bank, Center, TX for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Winston “Winkie” & Gladys Warr and one sister, Patsy Warr.

She is survived by:

Her twin brother, Dr. Winston Warr & wife, Diana of Tucson, AZ

Sister, Vickie Warr of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Winston Warr, III & wife, Renee
Carter Warr
Amy Warr & husband, Roberto Ricci
Anna Warr

Great Nieces & Great Nephews:
Cristina Ricci
Isabella Ricci
Athena Warr
Hiram Corbett

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


Sue Hale, 72, of Splendora, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Houston. She was born January 11, 1942 in Marshall, Arkansas to Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale. She was a member of San Augustine Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Collums, Hunter Young, Terry Powell, Cody Graham, Richard Oxner, Chris Oxner, Troy Caldwell and Erin Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Powell, David Harris, Tim Collums and Larry Oxner.

She is survived by

Children:
Larry Oxner of Spring
Suzanne Collums and husband, Tim of Sheridan, Arkansas
Michelle Harris and husband, David of Splendora

Grandchildren:
Maggie Oxner
Vickie Oxner
Salina Young
Nicholas Collums
Richard Oxner
Christopher Oxner
KC Caldwell
Terry Powell
Michael Powell
Andi Graham

10 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Betty Risinger and husband, Robert of Shelbyville
Donna Hale of Cleveland

Brother: James Hale of Patroom

Preceded in death by
Parents: Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale
Son: Keith Oxner

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


03/10/2014

James Randall “Toby” Robicheaux, 64, of Nacogdoches, TX, passed away January 19, 2014, in Nacogdoches. Memorial mass will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Mary of the Epiphany Catholic Church, 3072 US Hwy 59 S, Timpson, TX, with Father Luis Vidarte officiating. A time of visitation and remembrances for family and friends will be from 2:30 -3:30 PM on Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX.

Born November 12, 1949, in New Iberia, LA, James Randall Robicheaux was the son of the late Clarence Jack Robicheaux and Yola Louviere Robicheaux. He was a graduate of Hanson High School and attended SLI. Randy was an avid reader of car magazines. When a friend or relative was looking to buy a new car, they would go to Randy for his expert advice.

Survivors include his sister Joycelyn Robicheaux Todd of Sugar Land, TX (formerly of Timpson); brother Ronald John “Ronnie” Robicheaux; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, James Robicheaux was preceded in death by brothers Carroll John Robicheaux and Kerry Michael Robicheaux.

The family requests that in place of flowers or plants, donations be made to the Spinal Research Foundation, https://spinerf.org. To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Carrol Daniels Green, 53, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Tyler. She was born July 14, 1960 in Vidor to Opaline Daniels.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Troy Neal Terrell officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Evans, James Robert Wagstaff, Robert Floyd, Steve Russell, Hunter Wagstaff and Aaron Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be John Paul Wagstaff.

She is survived by:

Husband: David Allen Green of Joaquin

Daughter: Amber Opaline Evans of Athens, Alabama

Grandson: Jeffrey Evans, Jr. of Athens, Alabama

Sisters:
Debbie Parker of Cotton Port, Louisiana
Bobbie Floyd of Tenaha
Jeanie Brunson of Dallas

Brother: Rex Allen Clevenger of Liberty

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: James Glyn Daniels
Mother: Opaline Daniels
Brother: Kenneth Clevenger Jr.
Sister: JoAnn Estes

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


03/09/2014

Sue Smith, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born February 3, 1934 in Shelby County to H.L. Smith and Opal Ann Harris Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and a longtime employee of Farmers State Bank.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Lynda Lee Hernandez of Garland

Daughter-in-law: Melissa Lee of Center

Grandchildren:
Victoria Lee of Center
Harrison Lee of Center
Jackolyn Stacy
Carmelo Hernandez
Carolyn Hernandez
Lydia Hernandez
Carlos Hernandez
Carmen Hernandez

Sister: Margarite Hathorn of Center

Brothers:
Larry Smith and wife, Polly of Center
Steve Smith and wife, Lynda of Dallas

Preceded in death by
Parents: H.L. Smith and Opal Ann Harris Smith
Son: Ric Lee
Grandson: Richard Grayson Lee
Sister: Martha Stevenson

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:
Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
619 Tenaha Street
Center, Texas 75935

First Baptist Church
117 Cora Street
Center, Texas 75935

Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
7240 Chase Oaks Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75025

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


03/07/2014

Wendy Curbow Pinkston, 41, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Nacogdoches Texas. She was born on September 28, 1972 in Carthage Texas to Doyce and Betty Curbow. Wendy was a member of the Mt. Union Baptist Church of Garrison.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 9, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home from 12:30 to 2:00. Funeral Services will be held directly following visitation.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Whitney Rhodes of Timpson, Texas
Candace Rhodes of Douglas, Texas

Son: Kolten Rhodes of Douglas, Texas

Granddaughter: Natalie Miles

Sisters:
Nancy Finchum of Nacogdoches, Texas
Darla Boatwright of New Mexico
Casey Curbow of New Mexico

A host of neices, nephews, and friends

Preceded in Death by
Parents: Doyce and Betty Curbow

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


03/06/2014

Ruby Bell Bryan, 89 year old resident of Heartsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vinita, died on Monday, March 3, 2014. She was born on August 21, 1924 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Robert E. and Zula Elmira (McCullough) Wilkerson. Bell graduated high school in Webbers Falls. She lived in Bartlesville for 25 years, also in Fredricksburg, Texas, and Broken Arrow, before moving to this area to be closer to family. Bell was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Grand Matron, She was very proud of her time served.

She was married to James Paul Bryan on January 25, 1964, he preceded her in death on January 5, 1994.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, five brothers and four sisters.

The family includes nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Friday March 7, 2014 at the Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita.

The graveside funeral will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, with Pastor Gina Lee Jackson officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.honoringmemories.com. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita.


03/05/2014

Loretta Childress, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 5, 1944 in Buna to Hervy Watson and Virgie Alvis Watson. She loved her family and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Husband of 51 years: Charles Childress of Joaquin

Son: Todd Childress and wife, Crystal of Logansport

Grandchildren:
Dane Childress and Monica Fonville
Brandon Childress and wife, April
Cody Childress
McKenzie Chapman and husband, Bryant
Amanda Shadix
Luke Childress
Diamond Childress

Great Grandchildren:
Hayven Chapman
Carleigh Chapman
Bailey Shadix
Cadance Shadix
Charles
Hunter
Lane
Emerald
Levi

Brother and sister -in-law: Thomas and Donna Childress

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hervy and Virgie Watson
Son: Michael Childress

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


03/04/2014

Jordan LeBlanc, 19, of Timpson, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 in Carthage. He was born in Center on September 9, 1994 to John LeBlanc and Sherry Parker LeBlanc. Jordan was a member of the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department having received the “Rookie of the Year” Award in 2013. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Center and had recently been attending the Carthage United Pentecostal Church. Jordan loved his church and his family. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved working on computers.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 7, 2014 at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris, Rev. Dennis Landtroop and Bro. Tim Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in the Borders Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Parents, John and Sherry LeBlanc of Center

Fiancé, Ashley Clifton of Timpson

Brother, Joseph LeBlanc and wife Haley of Timpson

Sister, Jasie LeBlanc of Center

Paternal Grandparents, Maison and Edith LeBlanc of Center

Maternal Grandparents, Wayne and Floye Parker of Center

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

A Host of Friends

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


Angela Clark Corbell McCaa, born in Center, departed this earth on March 4, 2014 at Healthsouth, Care Hospice, Conroe, Texas. She was born August 8, 1957 in Center, Texas to Willis Brady and Dorothy Mae Clark. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis Brady and Dorothy Mae Clark, and brother, Larry Brent Clark all of Shelby County, Texas. Angela is of the Baptist Faith.

Memorial services shall be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11am, in her childhood home located at 5069 FM 414 in the Campti Community, Shelby County, Texas located 5 miles on the left. Services will be held by Brother Billy Windham.

Survivors:

Husband, Jerry McCaa from Florida

Son, Will Corbell and wife, Laura, of the Woodlands, Texas.

Two Grand Children: Ashton and Cooper Corbell

Brother, Blain Clark and wife, Kim, of Shelby County

To sign an online guestbook, visit http://www.mcnuttfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of McNutt Funeral Home, Conroe, Texas
(Photo: Angela, on the far left, with her family)


03/01/2014

Earline Hart LeBlanc Walles, 90, of Silsbee, Texas, left this earth gracefully and peacefully on February 28, 2014, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. Earline was born to Robert M. and Jewel Hart, on March 15, 1923, in Beaumont.

She graduated from Vidor High School in 1940. After raising three daughters, she furthered her education and received her B.S. and M.Ed. from Lamar University. Earline worked as a teacher, educational diagnostician, and early childhood coordinator for Vidor ISD until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob L. Walles; her daughters, Paula Williamson of Houston; Madeline Gill and her husband, Glenn, of Joaquin; Darlene Bales of Beaumont; Eleanor Drake and her husband, Dee, of Vidor; Peggy McNeely and her husband, James, of Vidor; and Debbie Harmon and her husband, Don, of Vidor; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend gratitude to her good friend and neighbor, Billie Jones.

Earline was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jack and C.M. Hart; sisters, Tommie Lou Carr and Mary Ann Hargraves; her husband of fifty-five years, Joseph P. LeBlanc; grandson, Max Lemoine; and stepdaughter, Mary Brooks.

Earline’s sweet smile, loving nature, and wicked sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.

A gathering of Mrs. Walles’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Complete and update information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.

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02/28/2014

Infant, Bentley Banks Samford, 8 weeks old, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at ETMC Carthage.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 31, 2013 in Nacogdoches to Nicholas Samford and Ashley Cumby.

He is preceded in death by his Great Grandfathers, Billy Samford and James Conway.

He is survived by:

Parents: Nicholas Samford & Ashley Cumby of Tenaha

Sister: Brooklyn Angel Cumby

Brother: Ashton Chase Lee Cumby

Grandparents:
Ronald & Rhonda Samford of Tenaha
Teresa & Tommy Barber of Duncanville

Great Grandparents:
Patricia & James Barber
Brenda Powell
Shirley Samford

Aunts & Uncles: Krystina Duron & husband, Salvador, Brittney Barber, Chase Cumby & Jacob Samford

Great Aunts & Great Uncles: Jenny Newcomer, Verna Holt & husband, Tony, Dana Strain, Sherry Soape, Susan Taylor, Chris Barber, Sammy Samford, Vicky Rankin, Kenneth Conway & wife, Tracy & Jamie Walker & husband, Cody

Cousins: Karen McKay, Crystal Perez, Nichole Kayser, Jennifer Kayser, Jessica Kayser, Emily Good, Hayley Potter, Kayla Wilkinson, Brandi Taylor, Matt Channel, Colby Channel, Drew Perez, Stephanie Samford, Justin Samford,Sean Rankin, Treasure Rankin, Zachary Rankin, Ashley Rankin, Kammeron Conway, Kennedy Conway & Aiden Walker

Numerous Other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Ryan Arwine, Justin Samford & Zack Rankin

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


02/27/2014

Bonnie D. Lindemann Royal, 88, of Webster, Texas formerly of Joaquin, passed into the loving of our Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born on December 24, 1925 in Tenaha to Lottie and Arthur “Bud” Cox. She moved with her family to Joaquin in 1936. She moved to Houston in 1953 and was employed at “Downtown Foley’s Terrace Tearoom” where she retired after 31 years and returned to Joaquin where she lived until the death of her husband and was a faithful member of Haslam Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Arthur “Bud” and Lottie Cox, her Husband of 60 years, Bennie Lindemann, and Sister and Brother-in-law, Francis and Fredy McDaniel.

She is survived by:

Husband and Final Love of her life: Chandler “Chan” Royal of Webster

Son: Charles F. Lindemann & wife, Rose

Step-Daughters:
Susan Saunders & husband, Peter
Teresa “Tere” Royal

5 Grandchildren:
Charles E. Lindemann
Christopher R. Lindemann & wife, Tina
Mike Saunders & wife, Shannon
Joe Saunders & wife, Marissa
Katherine Haight & husband, Tim

3 Great Grandchildren: Matthew Haight, Skylar Saunders, Presley Haight

Brother: Ernest “Ernie” Cox

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


John Dean Pilkington, 79, of the Paxton Community, Tenaha, Texas, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Military honors will follow at Ramah Cemetery under the direction of Barksdale Air Force Base. Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 27, 1934 in Blackwell, OK to Vern and Gertrude Sue (Moore) Pilkington. He served in United States Air Force for 4 years. He worked for Louisiana Pacific in Logansport, LA for many years. He was member of the Ramah Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Gideon’s International.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Vern and Gertrude Pilkington and four Brothers, Paul Pilkington, Curtis Pilkington, Doyle Pilkington & Leman Pilkington.

He is survived by:

Wife: Lich “Lynn” Thi Pilkington of the Paxton Community

Daughters:
Donna Mori of San Francisco, CA
Phuong Warren & Harold Albright of Gilmer
Linh “Lynn” Pilkington of Texarkana
Minh “Mun” Kelley & husband, Jared, Jr. of Centerton, Ark

Son: Glenn Pilkington of Longview

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Romick & husband, Michael of Spokane, WA
Jessica Warren of Longview
Sarah Kelley of Centerton, Ark
April Kelley of Centerton, Ark
John Warren & wife, Tara of Longview
Brittany Albright, Brenna Albright, Ally Albright & Blake Albright

Adopted Grandson: Jacob Samford

Great Grandchildren:
Adrya Henson & Justice Warren
Layla

Sister-in-law: Betty Pilkington

Nephews:
Douglas Pilkington & wife, Kristine
Steve Pilkington & wife, Vicki

Niece: Debra Hardy & husband, Michael

Great Nephews & Great Nieces:
Tyler Pilkington & wife, Angelle, Marshall Pilkington, Wesley Pilkington
Kyle Hardy & Stefan Hardy
Dylan Pilkington & Family

Great Niece: Danica Brown

Great Great Nieces: Charlotte Pilkington & Alice Pilkington

Special thank you to Angela Hurst with Heartsway Hospice, Gideon Brothers and the men of Ramah Baptist Church.

Pallbearers: Tim Bowden, Eugene Bowden, Bob Lacher, Curtis Dromgoole, Ronnie Samford, Ryan Arwine, Ronnie Kellar & Don Dial

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


Jane Ellen Arnold, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. She was born August 26, 1937 in Center, Texas to Davis Waterhouse and LaVerne Lane Waterhouse. Mrs. Arnold worked in Center as a nurse for over 50 years in the clinics of Dr. Hunter Mallory, Dr. Stephen Sayers, and Dr. Netherly. She finished her career as plant nurse for Center Hallmark. She was a member of the Shelby County Historical Society and President of the Westview Cemetery Association, where she was instrumental in the Cemetery being awarded a Historical Marker by the State of Texas. Mrs. Arnold was a member of Bright Morning Star Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 3pm to 7pm on Friday, February 28 at Hicks Mortuary in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1pm., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Son: Billy D. Harris and wife Beverly of Beaumont, TX

Daughters:
Pamela Martin and husband Joseph of Nacogdoches
Tammie Caraway and husband Keith of Tyler

Grandchildren: Kevin (Kim) Harris; Brittanie (Stephen) Lister; Donovan Harris, Xavier Harris, Jordan Caraway, and Hannah Harris

Great Grandchildren: Jadyn Harris, Alexis Lister, Ahzion Williams and Paisley Harris

Siblings: Patsy Stephenson, Ida Allison, Debra Davis, Vickie Jackson and David Waterhouse Jr.

Also a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Davis and Laverne Waterhouse
Husband: James H. Arnold
Son: James Arnold, Jr.
Great Grandson: Harold C. Harris
Sisters: Annie M Pitts and Shirley Dupree
Special Parents: W. C. and Rouena Polley

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


02/26/2014

Alex Emil Henderson, aka “Chu-Chu”, age 25 of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Henderson passed away Saturday Morning, February 22, 2014 at his home in Center, Texas. 

Services will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. A. J. Collins, Officiating. Interment to follow at Corinth Cemetery, Sexton, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 2014 from 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors are:

Mother, Linda Henderson Giles of Geneva, Texas

5 Brothers:
Allen T. Henderson of Bossier City, La
Cedric Holman (Sonja) of San Augustine, Texas
Chris Jones of Palestine, Texas
Lil Randle Jr. Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas
Steven Giles (Patricia) Lufkin, Texas

Sister, Shereta Rochelle Giles of Lufkin, Texas

God Sisters, Latasha and LaToya Johnson of Lufkin, Texas

Special Friend, Angel Gentry of Center, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


02/25/2014

Donald L. “Don” Burt, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born December 23, 1929 in Alto to James T. Burt and Edna Latham Burt. Mr. Burt served in the United States Army. He retired as a Forman for International Paper Company, where he was employed for thirty-four years. Mr. Burt was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Burt, Roger Burt, Lee Schlemmer, Matt Boren, Bobby Hairgrove and Brandon Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Haynes and Loyd Lytle.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years: Grace Burt of Center

Daughters:
Kathryn Leigh Burton and husband, John of Canton, Georgia
Janet Hairgrove and husband, Billy of Center

Grandchildren:
Ethan Hairgrove of Center
Adam Lyle Burton of Canton, Georgia
Brandon Lee Burton of Ball Park, Georgia
John Thomas Samuel Burton of Canton, Georgia

Great Grandchildren:
Jerimah Burton of Canton, Georgia
Ryder Burton of Canton, Georgia

Brothers:
Vernon Burt and wife, Jeanne of Silsbee
Billy Burt and wife, Sammie of Jasper

Sister-in-law: Sybil Burt of Nacogdoches

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


2/21/2014

Sarah Pearl Godwin Stephens, 87, of the Logan Community in Panola County, TX, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014, in Carthage. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow in Deadwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Sarah Pearl Godwin Stephens was born on Apr. 29, 1926, in Hope, Arkansas to the late Melvin Hartwell and Eugenia Turnage Godwin. Mrs. Stephens married James Fred Stephens on Dec. 4, 1945, in Houston, TX and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1982. She loved hunting and fishing. Mrs. Stephens was a former member of the Order of the Easter Star #1058 in Houston. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Stephens was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lynn Elvin Godwin, Ben Ervin Godwin, Alvin Franklin Godwin, and Clyde Farley Godwin and three sisters, Mattie Belle Shires, Thelma Pauline Bice, and Exa Doris Eason.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by one son, James Riley Stephens and wife Brenda of Shelbyville; one daughter, Mary Louise Kelly and husband Henry of Fair Play; one brother, Melvin Harold Godwin and wife Becky of Clayton; one sister, Emma Louise Godwin Donald Corley of Carthage; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great- grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Dean Stephens, Jeff Stephens, Jimmy Stephens, Cody McFadden, Tim Kelly, and Chad Kelly.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jesse Stephens, J. J. Stephens, Dakota Stephens, and Dusty Stephens.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Randall Porter, 61, of Austin formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas.Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sardis Cemetery with Ms. Melba Rogers officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 9, 1952 in Shelby County to A.E. “Elton” and Doris (Elliott) Porter.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Elton Porter.

He is survived by:

Mother, Doris Porter of Center

3 Sons:
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center

Grandchildren: Zoie & Gage Porter

Sister, Janice Porter of Center

Brothers:
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of Center
Mark Porter of Dallas
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


2/20/2014

Wanda Lamerle Askew Enmon, 84, of Groves, passed away February 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1929 in Shelbyville to Eugene Askew and Bessie Hagler Askew. Ms. Enmon was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter #348.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Larry Askew, Christopher Lout, Leon Askew, Trey Marino, Johnny Reynolds and Michael Reynolds.

She is survived by:

Children:
Diana L. Bellard of Groves
David L. Lout and wife, Jan of La Porte
Tom Enmon and wife, Collean of Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Loren Enmon of San Marcus
Lynn Marino and husband, Joey of Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Lesa Funk and husband, Danny of Ponchatoula, Louisiana

14 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Helen J. Lout of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Eugene Askew and Bessie Hagler Askew
Husband: Edgar “Cootie” Enmon
Brother: Homa Askew
Sisters: Pauline Askew, Maurine Mitchell

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


2/19/2014

Frank James, 83 of Timpson, passed away February 18, 2014 in Timpson, Texas. He was born June 12, 1930 to Frank Morse Fenley and Joda Lillian Bebee in Houston, Texas. He was retired from L.S. Mitchell Company and a member of Highway Tablenacle.

Visitation will be held from 10am until 11:30am Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Services will be held at 1:30pm Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Douglas McDonald and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas.

He is survived by:

Son, Kenneth James & wife, Caroline, of Longview, Texas

Daughter, Joy Darnell & husband, Rick, of Arlington, Texas

Grandchildren: Daniel Knitter, Antalie Woods, Jessica Kemmerling, and Matthew James

Great Grandchildren: Kevin and Tyler Kemmerling

Host of other nieces, nephews, and friends

Preceded in death by wife, Audrey Louis James married for 53 years; wife, Etta James; and 1 brother, Jimmy James.

Pallbearers: Daniel Knitter, Matthew James, Chris Woods, Jeff Kemmerling, Chad Crump, and Nicholas Crump

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


2/18/2014

Warren Albert Roquet, 93, of Houston, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was born August 23, 1920 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Aloysius “Albert” Roquet and Mary Heintz Roquet.

Mr. Roquet graduated from Owensville, Ohio High School in 1938, University of Cincinnati in 1947 with a Degree in Business Administration (BBA) and Southern Methodist Law School in Dallas, Texas in 1948 with a law degree (J.D.). On October 23, 1944, he married Miss Gwen Worsham. He was employed by Shell Oil Company from August of 1948 until he retired in 1981. He worked in the Land, Pipeline, Legal, Public Affairs, Government Affairs and Insurance Departments. From 1981 until 1985, he engaged in consulting work as a Petroleum Land and Legal Consultant.

Mr. Roquet joined the United States Air Force in August of 1942 and served as a Navigator with the 491st Heavy Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force in England until 1945. He remained in the Air Force Reserve until he retired from duty at the rank of Colonel. He was a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers in the late 1970’s and a charter and life member of the Silver Falcons of the United States Air Force Academy since 1974.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Wife of 69 years: Gwen Worsham Roquet of Houston

Children:
Paul Roquet and wife, Jeanine of College Station
Katherine Wilson and husband, Mark of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Kevin Goodall of Knoxville, Tennessee
Kristin Palafox of San Antonio
Amy Adkison of Dallas
Melissa Wood of Dallas
Andrea Harper of College Station
Brandon Roquet of College Station
Eric Roquet of College Station

Great Grandchildren:
Ethan Palafox
Olivia Palafox
William, Emma, Trevor and Caleb Adkison

Numerous nieces and nephews

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


Irvin Lee Throckmorton, 90 of Timpson, passed away February 8, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born June 6, 1923 to Charles B. Throckmorton and Virginia (West) Throckmorton in Richmond, VA. He was a member of Caladonia Baptist Church and was retired from the Air Force.

Services were held at 1:45pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Interment was at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. A private family visitation Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00pm.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Stephen Throckmorton of Monroe, LA
Jerry Throckmorton and wife, Candy, of Timpson, TX

Daughters:
Patricia Boswell and husband, Don, of Timpson, TX
Jill Throckmorton of Timpson, TX

Grandchildren: Angel Anderson, Vincent Throckmorton, Paul Throckmorton, Jerry Lynn Throckmorton, Mikayla Stevens, Kody Ramey, Karalyn Ramey, Angela Mullins and Jason Mullins

10 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, June Talley of VA

Host of other nieces, nephews and friends

Proceded in death by wife, Barbara Throckmorton; parents; 2 sons, Barry & Jon Throckmorton; 3 brothers and 1 sister

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


2/17/2014

James W. Wheeler, 87, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1926 in Garrison to Weldon Simpson Wheeler and Annie Della Nelson Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler served in the United States Army. He was the owner and operator of Wheeler Radiator Shop for many years. Mr. Wheeler was a member of the National Rifle Association, Golden Eagles, VFW Post #8904 and White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with William Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Wheeler’s Grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Parmer, Tommy Harris, Don Bush and John Gray.

He is survived by
Wife: Charlsie Wheeler of the Aiken Community of Shelby County

Children:
Jamie Parmer and husband, Don of Chireno
Charles Wesley Wheeler of the Aiken Community of Shelby County
Laura Harris and husband, Tommy of Center
Susan Bush and husband, Don of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Clay Parmer and wife, Kristi
Chance Parmer
Cole Parmer and wife, Lacey
Sky Parmer
Carey Agnew and husband, Scott
Heather Walker
Eric Paxon and wife, Barbara
Michelle Jay and husband, Kevin
Kathryn Shofner and husband, Vic
Lesley Cockrell and husband, Lonnie

Great Grandchildren:
Rann Parmer, Rhett Parmer, Lauren Parmer, Callie Parmer, Case Parmer, Chandler Parmer, Cy Parmer, Jake Vardeman, Madison Agnew, Blane Agnew, Maci Walker, Emma Walker, Presley Walker, T.J. Paxon, Sean Paxon, Elizabeth Paxon, John David Jay, Rylee Jay, Taylor Amburn, Cam Amburn, Bryce Cockrell, Reese Cockrell

Sister: Velma McLeroy of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Gladys Wheeler Davis of Austin
Helen Wheeler of Wimberly

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Weldon Simpson Wheeler and Annie Della Nelson Wheeler
Brothers: Hubert Wheeler, Oran Wheeler, Eula Wheeler
Sisters-in-law: Cornelia Lawson, Jean Burns
Son-in-law: John H. King
Daughters-in-law: Nelda Wheeler, Darlie Wheeler

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


2/16/2014

Billy Mac Walton, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born March 7, 1940 in Center to Montie Walton and Margaret Windham Walton. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Walton, Simon Stanley, Lucas Cougler, Nathan Lynch, Michael Walton and Jim Dearman. Honorary pallbearer will be Phoenix Cougler.

He is survived by
Wife of 51 years and 9 months: Lenora Jean Walton of Center

Sons:
Terry Walton and wife, Barbara of Center
Marty Walton and friend, Andree of Harlingen

Grandchildren:
Carla Stanley and husband, Simon of Center
Sherry Cougler and husband, Lucas of Center
Daniel Walton of Center
Beth Lynch and husband, Nathan of Center
Misty Kirkland of Arlington

Great Grandchildren:
Haleigh Lynch of Center
Phoenix Cougler of Center
Bryleigh Lynch of Center
Kynleigh Walton of Center
Kaitlynn Stanley of Center

Brother: Sam Walton and wife, Becky of Stanley, Louisiana

Brother-in-law: Mark Batts of Joaquin

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Montie Walton and Margaret Windham Walton
Daughter: Belinda Walton Kirkland
Infant Brother

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


Eddie Sue Burnaman Stanaland, 84, passed away February 14, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born June 28, 1929, to Harland and Ruth Burnaman. She was raised in the Shady Grove community.

She attended the Nacogoches schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin College with a business degree. She taught at Garrison High School and Big Sandy High School on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. She also worked for Dr. C.C. Young, DVM, Anderson Grain as bookkeeper, and Sherwin-Williams as bookkeeper. After 36 years, she retired on September 7, 2013, from Sherwin-Williams. She was a member of North Street Church of Christ.

She married Robert Stanaland on Februrary 16, 1962, and they were married for 51 years before his death on November 27, 2013.

She is survived by children, Terry Stanaland and wife Tammy, Elizabeth Channel and husband Larry, Melinda Stanaland, and Bobby Stanaland and wife Daphne, all of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Ettie, as her grandchildren called her, is survived by Steven Stanaland, Melissa Skelton, Michael Kressin, Misty Kressin, Rebecca Dillon, Jacob Dillon, David Burkhalter, Nathan Burkhalter, Shelby Stanaland, and Kaelyn Stanaland; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sue is also survived by sisters Harlene Muckleroy of Center, Texas, Lillie Ross of El Paso, Texas, and Helen Brown of Nacogdoches, Texas; and nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Sue was preceded in death by parents, Harland and Ruth Burnaman; husband, Robert Stanaland; and brother, Fred Tucker Burnaman.

Pall bearers will be Fred Taylor Burnaman, Ken Muckleroy, Fred Yanoush, Rusty Brown, Nathan Burkhalter, Jacob Dillon, and Scott Coyle.

Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Minister Bill Sherrill officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Hospice of East Texas, American Cancer Society, or The Harvest House.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


2/15/2014

Ray Nell Jones Bailey, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born October 14, 1931 in Garrison to John (Huey) Jones and Lillian Strong Jones. She was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roger Bailey, John Barbe, Richard Tomlin and Lee Sowell.

She is survived by
Husband: Ovias (Pete) Bailey

Son: Ovias Michael Bailey

Sisters:
Patricia Webb and husband, Dr. James Webb
Linda Barbe and husband, Bo
Jerry Sowell and husband, Robert

Sisters-in-law:
Charlotte Bailey
Betty Bailey
Dora Jean and Bill Livingston
Hoyt & Dale Bailey
Billy Bailey & Charmin

Special Nephew: Roger Bailey

Numerous nieces and nephews

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


2/14/2014

Ricky Claude Jackson, 56, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born June 10, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Claude Jackson and Virginia Paddie Jackson.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gary Stripling, Mitch Partin, Waylon Mott, Steve Thornberg, J. Hayes and Keith Askew. Honorary pallbearer will be Ricky Harkness, Randy Dimsdle and Shawn Ranford.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Shellie Hayes and husband, Zane of Center
Kelsie Jackson of Center

Grandson: Bryce Hayes of Center

Granddaughter: Brynlee Hayes of Center

Mother: Virginia Alexander and husband, Wayne of Houston

Sister: Diane Gilcrease of Columbus

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Claude Jackson
Wife: Teresa Jackson

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

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


2/13/2014

John T. Gordon, 51, of Dennison, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his home. He was born December 18, 1962 in Irving, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at American Funeral Services, 4312 W. Crawford, Dennison, Texas 75020.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Samantha Schroeder of Center
Ashleigh Schroeder of Center

Grandchildren:
Braileigh and Treydan

Father:
Jimmy Gordon of Dennison

Services are under the direction of American Funeral Services, Dennison, Texas.


2/12/2014

Annie Irene Mayfield, 94, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center. She was born June 17, 1919 in Huxley to Virgil C. Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong. Ms. Mayfield was a charter member of Center First United Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae, Rev. Eric Bolenbaucher and Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Keith McRae, Mark Strong, Damon Mayfield, Chris Davis, Ricky McCauley and George Riffe.

She is survived by
Son: Larry Mayfield and wife, Lynda of Orange

Daughters:
Mavis McCauley of Orange
Shirley McRae and husband, Bro. Edward McRae of Center

Grandchildren:
Donna Graves and husband, Travis
Gail Riffe and husband, George
Ricky McCauley
Keith McRae and wife, Sami Jo
Sheri Neal
Damon Mayfield and wife, Jessica
Darla Bolenbaucher and husband, Eric

Great Grandchildren:
Jennifer Davis and husband, Chris
Christy Burton and husband, Nicholas
Jordan Riffe and wife, Devyn
Alicia McRae
Blaine McRae
Chris McRae
Nicole Neal
Angela McCauley
Paul Davidson
Dawson Mayfield
Peyton Logsdon
Ethan Logsdon
Spencer Logsdon
Gracie Bolenbaucher
Emma Bolenbaucher

Great Great Grandchildren:
Hunter, Ryleigh, Hayley, Bailey, Frasier, Sophia
Sisters:
Lottie Hammitt of Orange
Louise Pickering of Vidor

Brothers:
G.W. Strong and wife, Bettie of Center
Rev. Elzine Strong and wife, Doris of Lufkin

Sisters-in-law: Margie Strong of Center

Brother-in-law: Steve Wooten of Orange

Preceded in death by
Husband: Melvin Mayfield
Parents: Rev. Virgil C. Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong
Brother: Billy Tom Strong
Sisters: Mildred Wooten, Estelene Hill, Mozelle Redquardt
Son-in-law: Kenneth McCauley
Great Great Granddaughter: Hadley Lynn Davis

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


2/11/2014

Bobby Lynn Harkness, longtime resident of Center, passed away at age 70 on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Shady Acres Nursing Home in Newton, Texas, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bobby was born in Center on July 23, 1943 to Hazel Emma Williford and Raleigh Harkness. He spent much of his youth at the home of his grandparents Homer and Daisy Williford in the James Community northeast of Center. Bobby attended Center schools and James Community Church of Christ before leaving home at the age of 18 to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. During the Vietnam War era, he served 4 years in the Air Force security police at Strategic Air Command bases in Havre, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Offut, Nebraska.

Bobby used his GI bill to pursue specialized training in radio broadcasting. He spent several years of his productive adult life as a radio announcer and disc-jockey in New Orleans, as well as smaller radio markets, including KDET in Center. Bobby also obtained licenses to operate large offshore vessels and made a successful career as ships captain for some of the largest petroleum companies operating along the Gulf Coast.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Christina of Prentiss, MS, two granddaughters, Jacqueline Renee Crater and Kathy Lynn Crater, also of Prentiss, his sisters Joyce LaBoyteaux of Newton, TX and Gloria Lyons of Theodore, AL, his brother Philip Doyle of Fort Worth, TX, and dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Bobby touched many lives and was loved by a great many folks. His happiest times were with his family and friends, playing his guitar and singing old time country songs. He will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held in Center at a future date to be announced later. Those wishing to make donations to Alzheimer's Association in Bobby's name may do so at www.alz.org.


Donald “Red” Wilson, 64, of Center, passed away Monday, February 11, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born February 9, 1950 in Dallas County to Earl Wilson and Loue Ellen Pruitt Wilson. Mr. Wilson served in the United States Marine Corps. He attended McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A military honors graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904 and Bro. Buddy Gray.

He is survived by:

Wife: Janet Wilson of Center

Son: Andrew Wilson and wife, Amanda of Marshall

Granddaughter: Kaleigh Wilson of Marshall

Siblings: Charles, Wesley, Michael, Earline, and Mary

Mother-in-law: Wynell Lawson of Center

Sister-in-law: Jenny Ray Fancher of Center

Brother-in-law: Jerry Glenn Lawson of Center

Niece: Brandy Fortney and husband, Eric of Taylor

Nephew: Glenn Allen Ray and Lacy White of Center

Five Great Nieces, One Great Nephew, numerous other relatives, and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Earl and Loue Ellen Wilson
Stepmother: Dorothy Wilson
Stepfather: Calvin McFarland
Father-in-law: Glenn Lawson
Brother-in-law: Richard Francher

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


2/10/2014

Loyce Yvonne Andrews Johnson, 79, of Center, passed away, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 16, 1934 in Shelby County to S.H. and Adelle (Tomlin) Andrews. She was member of First Baptist Church of Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, S.H. and Adelle Andrews, Brother, Doug Andrews, Sister, Dorothy Fenley & Brother-in-law, Gene Fenley and Brother-in-law, C.B. Gilchrist.

She is survived by:

Husband: Fred Johnson of Center

Daughters:
Pam Sanford & husband, Darrell of Center
Karen Albert & husband, Darrell of Center

Grandchildren:
Scott Sanford & wife, Allison of Center
Kirk Sanford & wife, Kelli of Center
Todd Albert of Center
Jill Albert of Center

Great Grandchildren: Jaxon & Maddox Sanford & Madelyn Sanford

Sister: Mauddie Gilchrist of Center

Sister-in-law: Ura Lovell of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law: Vivian & Earl Campbell of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Scott Sanford, Kirk Sanford, Todd Albert, Cody Matlock, David Gilchrist & Shane Fenley

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


2/09/2014

Graveside service for Mr. Marion O’neil “Bo” Whiteside, 60, of Gary, TX, will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Garth LaGrone officiating. Mr. Whiteside passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, in Gary.

Born July 11, 1953, in Cleveland, TX, Marion O’neil “Bo” Whiteside was the son of the late Edison Rudolph and Addie Mae (Windham) Whiteside. He graduated from Longview High School in 1971 and was a welder.

Survivors include his sons, Randy Whiteside and wife Carrie of Rush Springs, OK, and Jason Whiteside of Gary; brothers, Kenneth Whiteside of Timpson and James Whiteside of Longview; sisters, Patsy Bright of White Oak, TX, and Betty Shields of Longview; and grandchildren, Austin, Mallory, Jacob, and Colton Whiteside.

Marion “Bo” Whiteside was preceded in death by his parents, brother Steven Russell Whiteside, and granddaughter Jacqueline Whiteside.

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


2/07/2014

Robert "Bob" Groce, 73 of Garrison, passed away February 5, 2014 in Garrison, Texas. He was born February 16, 1940 to Lewis Leo Groce and Mabel Frances (Moyer) Groce in Wasco Co. Oregon. He was a member of Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison.

Visitation will be held 5pm until 7pm on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home. Services will be at 2pm Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Arlam Baptist Church will Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. Interment to follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cynthia Groce of Garrison, Texas

Daughter, Jackie McCreary of Corsicana, Texas

Sons:
Matt Groce of Garrison, Texas
Tim Groce of Coos Bay, Oregan
Kevin Groce of The Dallas, Oregan

Step-Sons:
Sean Raiford of Houston, Texas
Donnie Hensley of Garrison, Texas
Jerry Duke of Garrison, Texas

Step-Daughter, Jody Stephens of Timpson, Texas

Sister, Lois Cant of Indiana

Brother, Ray Groce of Oregon

16 Grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends,

Preceded in death by wife, Sally Groce; Parents, Lewis Leo Groce and Mabel Frances Groce; daughter, Debby Groce; 1 son and 1 grandson

Pallbearers: Matt Groce, Jimmy Mills, Sean Raiford, Donnie Hensley, Tim Groce, Jerry Duke

Honorary Pallbearers: Blake Hensley, Gavin Duke, Hayden Jordon

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


2/06/2014

Funeral service for Robert E. “Bobby” Molloy, 89, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Molloy passed away Thursday, February 06, 2014, in Timpson.

Born February 2, 1925, in Timpson, TX, Robert Earl Brittian “Bobby” Molloy was the son of the late Samuel Houston and Lola Mae (McFadden) Molloy. He was a 1943 graduate of Timpson High School and served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 – 1946. On March 18, 1947, he and Ruby Winnie Gary were married in Timpson. Bobby attended the University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1950. He was a mechanical engineer with Gray Tool Company in Houston, was chaplain for Timpson American Legion Post #90 for many years, and was a deacon at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Ruby Winnie Molloy of Timpson; sons, Randall Earl Molloy and Larry Keith Molloy and wife Melonia, all of Timpson; grandchildren, Kevin Molloy and wife Erin, Stefanie McDonald and husband Greg, Isaiah Molloy, and Cpt. Jeremiah Soape, U.S. Army, and wife Holly; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Robert “Bobby” Molloy was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Roma Molloy and numerous brothers and sisters.

To convey condolences online, please visist www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


2/05/2014

Funeral services for Walter Arnold Hendricks, Jr., 86, of Lufkin will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Doyle and Bro. Vic Bass officiating. Interment will follow in the Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Hendricks was born February 13, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas to Edith Mae (Priddy) and Walter Arnold Hendricks, Sr. He passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Mr. Hendricks resided in Lufkin most of his life. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He was an accomplished gunsmith and also a machinist for Lufkin Industries. Mr. Hendricks was a member of the Lufkin First Christian Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Irene Flurry Hendricks of Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law, David Hendricks of Lufkin, Ralph and Jan Hendricks of Houston, Ronnie and Laurie Hendricks of Nacogdoches and Joe and Kay Hendricks of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Dunn of Houston and Judy and Roger Doyle of Center; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lynn Kornegay of DeSoto; great-aunt, Major Lillian Frances Priddy; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Andrew Michael Hendricks; sister and brother-in-law, Jeane and Byron Smith; and son-in-law, Glen Dunn.

Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Michael Whitehead, J.R. Hendricks, David Hendricks, Ralph Hendricks, Ronnie Hendricks, Joe Hendricks and Chaplain Roy Wright.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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


Lee Esco Rhame, 88, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 17, 1925 in Shelby County to Bernard Rhame and Charlsie Holt Rhame. Mr. Rhame served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Rhame, Kris Rhame, Ronnie Peace, Wayne Lewis, Bryan Jansen and Dustin Hearne.

He is survived by
Son: Jimmy Rhame and wife, Betty of Center

Daughters:
Sue Jansen and husband, David of Center
Tammy Lewis and husband, Wayne of Center

Grandchildren:
Wesley Rhame
Kristopher Rhame and wife, Rachael
Bryan Jansen and wife, Angie
Amy Windham and husband, Frankie
Ashley Lewis
Kim Hamlin Bryan

Great Grandchildren:
Colton Rhame
Colob Chisenhall Rhame
Drake Jansen
Emily Hearne
Dustin Hearne
Kaylee Reynolds

Brothers:
Maurice Rhame and wife, Elizabeth of Lufkin
Leon Rhame and wife, Cheryl of Port Neches

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bernard Rhame and Charlsie Holt Rhame
Daughter: Cathy Hamlin Rhame
Granddaughter: Cathy Lynn Hamlin
Brother: James Edward Rhame
Sister: Jean Peace

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


2/03/2014

Lessie Sowell, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. She was born September 26, 1932 in Nacogdoches County to Lee Monroe Moore and Emma Shaw Moore.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Marvin Sowell and wife, Brenda of Center
Isaac Sowell and wife, Gayla of Ore City
Darryl Sowell of Nacogdoches
Sharon Barnett of Sherman
Barbara Emerson of Rusk
Johnnie Mae Sowell of Nacogdoches
Calvin Bennett of Texas
Jamie Bosquez of Waco
Matt Bennett of Texas

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Sisters:
Virginia Sargent of Nacogdoches
Curly Moore of The Woden Community of Nacogdoches

Brother: Gus Moore of Chireno

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee Monroe Moore and Emma Shaw Moore
Sisters: Bessie May Shaw, Mrs. Lee Fussell
Brothers: Dick Moore, John Moore

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


2/2/2014

Bernice Adkison Hudman, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014, at her home in Timpson. Born August 24, 1928, in Center, TX, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Carl Adkison and Dollie Hendricks Adkison. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1945, and on August 12, 1947, she and Noble Hudman were married in Timpson.

Bernice Hudman’s life was centered around her family. She loved caring for her family, providing delicious food for family and friends, quilting with her friends at Timpson RSVP, and traveling to Colorado.

Survivors include her sons, Jeff Hudman and wife Ann of Longview, TX, and Chris Hudman of Athens, TX; daughters, Johnnie Nix of Mt. Enterprise, Barbara Green and husband Mike of Timpson, and Judy Ritter and husband Bobby of Timpson; brothers, Bobby Adkison and wife Fay of Garrison, TX, and Charles Adkison of Houston; sisters, Sue Cox of Nacogdoches, and Barbara Lindsey of Stafford, TX; sister-in-law Barbara Adkison of Alvin, TX; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Bernice Hudman was preceded in death by husband Noble Hudman, 2 brothers, 1 sister, a son-in-law, 1 granddaughter, and 3 great grandsons.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Woodland Christian Church with funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Grandson Kyle Green and Bro. Elmer Mathews, and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

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

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1/30/2014

Funeral services for Jerry D. Pinner, 74, of Allentown will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clayton McClendon, Reverend Mark Green and Reverend Kevin Prince officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Ratcliff, Houston County, with Reverend Bailey Alders officiating.

Mr. Pinner was born January 15, 1940 in the Allentown Community of Angelina County, Texas to Sam and Mary Elva (Allen) Pinner, and died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Angelina County. Mr. Pinner was ordained in the UPCI and worked as a Dental Tech for 52 years. He was a member of the Christian Life Center.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Pinner of Allentown; son, Ray Lynn Pinner of Lufkin; daughter, Jerry Gail Pinner of Lufkin; grandchildren and their spouses, Mitzi and Michael Norton of Nacogdoches, Evan D. Cain of Joplin, Missouri, Ashley Faye Case of Lufkin, Dylan Pinner of Huntington, Colyn and Tabatha Pinner of Pollok, Logan Pinner, Landon Pinner, both of Huntington, Joey Landers of Pollok and Jessica Landers of Seattle, Washington; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hayden, Hagan, River, Kaylynn and Xavier; brother and sister-in-law, Reverend Ray and Portia Pinner of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Phillip Landers of Pollok; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, D. Ann Cain; and parents-in-law, A.J. and Louise Kelsey.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Pinner, Colyn Pinner, Logan Pinner, Landon Pinner, Joey Landers and Michael Norton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Golden, Ray Saxton, Steve Edwards and Willie Wade.

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

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


1/29/2014

Kynleigh Michelle Fontenot, infant daughter of Ray Fontenot and Kara Chambliss Fontenot, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Ft. Worth. She was born Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. B.J. Windham officiating.

She is survived by
Parents: Ray and Kara Fontenot of Huxley

Brother: Harvy Fontenot of Huxley

Grandparents: Phillip and LeAnne Chambliss of Huxley

Grandmother: Sharon Fontenot of Fawil

Grandfather: George Fontenot of Jasper

Great Grandmother: Patricia Dean of Huxley

Great Grandparents: Burren “Benny” and Betsy Chambliss of Joaquin

Great Grandfather: Glenn Goodwin of Fawil

Great Grandparents: Carl and Linda Hopson of Bon Weir

Aunts and Uncles:
Nolan and Heather Chambliss of Huxley
Chris and Sarah Fontenot of Jasper
Matthew Fontenot of Fawil
Mark Fontenot of Fawil

Cousins:
Hannah Fontenot of Jasper
Sophia Fontenot of Jasper
Amanda Fontenot of Jasper

Preceded in death by
Great Grandfather: Clinton Lee Dean
Great Grandmother: Sandy Goodwin

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


Sherri Diane Hitt Stamper, 60, of Houston, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 6, 1953 in Houston to Walter James Hitt and Lorene Spencer Hitt. Sherri loved the Lord and was particularly interested in the prophecies of the Old Testament. She traveled to the Holy Land, where she felt blessed to walk where Jesus walked. She was a member of Bibles for China and supported several other missions. Sherri loved to cook and feed all of her family and friends. Everyone especially loved her homemade chocolate Wesson Oil Cake. Sherri loved people and was always helping someone in need. This past Thanksgiving and Christmas, she cooked for neighbors who did not have any family with whom to celebrate. Sherri was a 911 operator for the city of Houston and was dearly loved by all of her co-workers. She was one of the sweetest ladies and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.

She is survived by
Brother: Stephen Hitt and wife, Mary of Pearland

Nieces:
Tera Theriot and husband, Patrick
Kera Hitt of Houston

Nephews:
Mitchell Hitt of Houston
Jeremy Hitt of Pearland

Great Nephews:
Kameron Meza
Nathan Meza
Garrett Theriot

Aunts:
Ann Hitt of Center
Norma Lout of Center
Doris Magness of Magnolia
Jeanene Hart and husband, Royce of Gilmer

Several cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Walter James Hitt and Lorene Spencer Hitt

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


Rodney Windham, 56, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Jack Forbis, Bro. Steve Phillips and Bro. Frankie Mathis officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 6, 1957 in Mansfield, LA to Paul Delbert Windham and Lillian Walker.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Paul Windham, 2 Sisters, Layne Powledge and Phyllis Claybrook and Nephew, Kevin Gray.

He is survived:
Mother:
Lillian Wallace of Center

Son:
Dusty Windham & fiancé’ of Austin

2 Grandchildren:
Kylie Whittington
Shane Windham

3 Sisters:
Daphne Fisher & husband, Mike of Shreveport
Pamela Walker & husband, Vernon of Galloway Community
Jennifer Windham of Grand Cane

Step-Mother:
Gloria Windham of Grand Cane

Special Friends:
Cindy Poellnitz of Huxley
Bruce Daniels of Huxley
Sue & Norman O’Pry of Joaquin
James Peirce of Gary

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Aunts & Uncles
Mary Anderson & husband, Tim of Center
Roy Gene Walker &wife, Mae of Monroe, LA
Paul Wayne Walker & wife, Brenda of Stanley, LA

Pallbearers:
Bruce Daniels, Robert Prichard, Jerry Dale Windham, Martin Windham, Robby Claybrook, Chester Dawson & Larry Dixon

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


Mary Frances Snow (Nana), age 75, of Chandler passed away at midnight on Jan. 27, 2014 at UTHSC with her loving family at her side. Frances was born Sept 19, 1938 to Perry and Grace Smith of Center Texas. She married Charles Holcomb in 1958 and found her lifelong passion – her family.

In 1972 Frances married Robert W. Snow and moved to Tyler where she continued her career in the banking industry while caring for and raising a family. A highlight of her career was serving as Vice President of Peoples National Bank. She later joined Superior Auctioneers of San Antonio and worked there until she retired in 1992 returning to East Texas. Frances was a long time active member of West Lake Baptist Church where she was loved by many. Frances enjoyed being outdoors, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a blessed recipient of a kidney transplant 16 years ago. She was known as a spiritual giant by those who knew and loved her, she laughed every day, (even when she did not feel like it) and took full advantage of a life made possible by a generous organ donor.

Frances is survived by her husband, Bob, of Tyler; son, Mike Holcomb and wife Norma, of Houston, daughter in law, Regina Holcomb Stephenson of Brownsboro, step daughter, Nikki Heitzeberg of Katy; sisters, Virginia Lemoine or Center, TX, Odessa Weaver of Mt. Enterprise, TX; brother, Ray Smith of Center, TX; grandchildren Justin Lawson, Christen Haldeman, Ashton Trammel, Chad Holcomb, Cole Holcomb, Whitney Bauman and Daniel Heitzeberg; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Holcomb and brothers, Wayne Smith and Jerry Smith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, 12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday January 31, 2014 at Westlake Baptist Church, 1439 Highway 315 South, Chandler, TX. Interment will follow at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff of ETMC – 2WestC for the many years of love and care that you have provided for Nana, and special thanks to Dr. Steven Potter who adopted Nana as his own.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org/donate


Leouis "Lil Momma" Byrd was born in Ashville, North Carolina on April 20, 1924 to Will and Dora Gentry and went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2014. She was raised in Bodcaw Louisiana where she lived until she married Ernest Jessie Byrd on October 31, 1943. Together they had 10 children. In 1962 the family moved to Carrollton where they became members of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church. This would be where she spent the next 30+ years as the head of the nursery school.

She retired at the age of 74.

She is survived by her four children, Elaine Wilson and husband Kenneth of Dallas, Cynthia Favors and husband K.E. of Winnsboro, Donald Byrd and wife Karen of Corsicana, Tommy Bryd and wife Janet of Dallas; three sisters, Judy Taylor, Susie Feazel and Dodie Gentry; two brothers, James Gentry and Everett Gentry; thirty-nine grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friend Miss Wright.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ernest Jessie Byrd in 1993; six children, Jack Byrd, Guy Byrd, Jerry Byrd, Lola Byrd, Patsy Byrd and Tina Byrd.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 8:00 am Friday, January 31, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dennis Webster officiating. Burial will be 3:00 pm at Sardis Cemetery, Center, Texas.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana, Texas


1/28/2014

Preston Hickman, 85, of the Galloway Community of Panola County, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Azle. He was born August 30, 1928 in Shelby County to John Terry Hickman and Dena Mae Ramsey Hickman. Mr. Hickman served in the United States Army. He was a member of Galloway Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin with Rev. Mervin Scott and Chaplain Arnold Shrewsbury officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Yvette Good and husband, Randy of Haslet

Son: John Hickman and wife, Sonya of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:
Matthew Good and wife, Deserae
Case Hickman
Cherish Hickman

Great Grandchildren:
Grace May
Braden May
Presley Rae Good
Blake Good

Brothers:
Charles Hickman and wife, Marie of Zavalla
E.W. Hickman and wife, Nina of Magnolia, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many beloved friends

Preceded in death by:

Parents: John Terry Hickman and Dena Mae Ramsey Hickman
Wife: Anese Hickman

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


1/27/2014

Billie Jo Wallace, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born January 6, 1928 in Haslam, Texas to Jewell Wicker and Beedie Lura Covington Wicker. Ms. Wallace was a member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. She was a caring grandmother, loving mother, the best wife and woman of God that family and friends had ever known.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Verbon Jr. Pate, Jerry Pate and Joe Neal Wallace.

She is survived by

Children:
Terry Dale “Doc” Wallace and wife, Peggy of White Oak
Cynthia Ann Hill and husband, Ernest of Conroe
David Clint Wallace and wife, Carol of Buda

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Johnson and wife, Michelle of Montgomery
Karen Diane Mendez and husband, Doug of Tomball

Great Grandchildren:
Heather Hall, Braden Johnson, Annika Johnson, Julia Mendez and Carter Mendez

Preceded in death by
Husband: Benjamin “Bud” Wallace
Parents: Jewell and Beedie Wicker

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


1/26/2014

Joe Davis Foster, 81, of Ft Worth, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Van, Texas. He was born March 24, 1932 in Center to Joe Foster and Catherine Davis Pinkston. Mr. Foster served in the United States Air Force from 1957 through 1960. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center and served Shelby County as an attorney for many years.

He is survived by
Son:
Davis Foster & wife Debbie of Van, TX

Daughter:
Catherine Hitt & Husband Dwayne of Fort Worth, TX

3 Grandchildren:
Trey Foster, Cory Foster, Bryan Foster

Mother of His Children:
Mary Edith Foster of Center, TX

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Daughter: Caren Foster Butler
Sister: Teeta Walker
Mother: Catherine Davis Pinkston
Father: Joe Foster

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


Ray Mills, 82, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Wichita Falls. He was born on May 6, 1931 in Center, TX to the late Lennox Ray Mills and Verna Wilson Mills. Ray was married for 59 years to Ann Whitt Mills. He was a Building Maintenance Engineer at the Atrium Building in Wichita Falls for 32 years and was a member of the Field and Stream Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Mills of Wichita Falls; three children, Vernon Mills and wife Janice of Wichita Falls, Alice Combs and husband Garry of Wichita Falls and Rocky Washburn and wife Kay of Aurora, CO; two grandchildren, Allison Dickerson and Angie Valdez; two great grandchildren; one sister, Geneva Graves of Center, TX.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Crestview Memorial Park with Rev. Harvey McMurry officiating. Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the charity of choice.

Funeral services provided by Hampton Vaughan at Crestview Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, TX


Bernardine Hailey Creech, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Caldwell, Texas. She was born September 30, 1926 in Shelby County to O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Newbern Chapter #1135 and First Methodist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Hailey, Connor Fox, Craig Hailey, Boyd Pharis, Justin Herzog and Jordan Herzog.

She is survived by
Daughter: Paulette Snell and husband, Debbs of Dime Box

Sons:
Tommy Hailey and wife, Sandy of Houston
Ricky Hailey and wife, Shelia of Hockley

Daughter-in-law: Jackie Hailey of Tomball

Grandchildren:
Paula Fox and husband, Mark of Pettus
Rhonda Pharis and husband, Boyd of Dime Box
Stacy Herzog and husband, Paul of Dime Box
Tina Doyle and husband Darrel of Tomball
Craig Hailey and wife, Sara of Magnolia
Rachel Hailey of Austin
Ryan Hailey of Houston
Crystal of Lufkin

Great Grandchildren:
Paige Fox of Pettus
Connor Fox of Pettus
Logan Pharis of Bryan
Colton Pharis of Bryan
Justin Herzog of Dime Box
Jordan Herzog of Dime Box
Dallas Doyle of Tomball
Katie Doyle of Tomball
Bryce Hailey of Tomball
Ashley Hailey Tomball
Melissa Hailey of Tomball
Jenna Hailey of Tomball
Khyle Hailey of Tomball

Sister: LaWanda Reynolds of Buna

Brother: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law: Nolan McDonald of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by
Husband: Loyde M. Hailey
Husband: James R. Creech
Son: Maurice Hailey
Grandson: DeWayne Hailey
Parents: O.L. & Lois Parker
Sisters: Marceline Green, Virginia McDonald

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


1/24/2014

A memorial service for Eva Lucille Bryant will be held in Angleton Texas on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Mrs. Bryant passed away on December 10, 2013 at her residence in Rusk, Texas. Crematory arrangements were taken care of by Wallace-Thompson in Rusk Texas. She was born October 16, 1942 in Houston Texas to parents Freda Vance and J.W. Vance. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Wendy Michelle Bryant. Survivors include son James Calvin Bryant and wife Tammy in Conroe Texas, granddaughter Jessica Ann Self of Center, grandson J.B. Bryant of Center. Please contact J.B. Bryant at jamesbbryant@gmail.com for further details and directions to memorial service.


Sandra Arlene Hollis, age 56 of San Augustine, Texas passed away early Monday morning, January 20, 2014 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Denning, Texas. Interment will be at Shiloh Cemetery with Bro. Randy Mills officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Samuel S. Hollis of San Augustine, Texas

1 Son, Jonothan Hanson (Kara) of League City, Texas

1 Daughter, Crystal Davis of San Augustine, Texas

1 Grand Daughter, Emily Davis of San Augustine, Texas

2 Grand Daughters
Emily Davis of San Augustine, Texas
Jamie Vetal of League City, Texas

1 Grand Son, Mathew Rawlins of League City, Texas

1 Great-Great Grandson, Bentley Vetal of League City, Texas

Mother , Arlinda Winn of Leggett, Texas

4 sisters: Deborah Kelley; Linda Jo; Frida; and Joyce

A Longtime family friend , Bill Grant of Huntsville, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


1/23/2014

Alfred “A.J.” Sorsby, 84, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born December 21, 1929 in Houston to Jack Blount Sorsby and Thelma Collier Sorsby. Mr. Sorsby served in the United States Air Force. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Mr. Sorsby was an electrician by trade and served on the Houston Fire Department.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. A Military Honors graveside service will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be: Will Tyler, Ricky Smith, Wayne GoldBerry, Don Orr, David Conley, William Anding and Matt Smith.

He is survived by
Sons:
Carl “Bubba” Hatcher and wife, Goldie of Logansport, Louisiana
Randy Lewis of Houston
Ronney Lewis of Houston

Grandchildren:
Luke Hatcher of Center
Preston Hatcher of Houston

Step Grandchildren:
Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg
Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport, Louisiana

Step Great Grandchildren:
Ashleigh Byrd of Joaquin, TX
Kara Hatcher of Houston
Emaley Hall of Pittsburg
Colby Hall of Pittsburg
Trenton Hatcher of Logansport, Louisiana

Best Friends his Dogs: Lucy and Lacy

Sisters:
Betty Sorsby Smith of Coolidge
Joyce Sorsby Conley of Cypress
Gladys Sorsby Hargrove of Mexia

Special Niece: Linda Gail Greene of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife: Jean Strong Sorsby
Son: Kim Allen Sorsby, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher
Parents: Jack Blount Sorsby and Thelma Collier Sorsby
Brothers: Earl Dean Sorsby, Howard C. Sorsby, Kenneth R. Sorsby

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


1/22/2014

Brandon Bernard Buffington, infant son of Whitley Griffin and Waddell Bernard Buffington, Jr., of Timpson, TX, was born and passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Survivors in addition to his parents are grandmothers, Annette Griffin and Cynthia Buffinton; grandfathers, Benjamin Cary, Waddell Buffington, Sr., and Randy White; aunts, Cierra Buffington and Cheyenne Green; uncles, Charvon Griffin and Javon Griffin; great aunt Ebony Griffin; and cousins, Dale Buffington, Aja Buffington, Dereon Griffin, Kha’tya Harris, and Dae’shaun Robinson, all of Virginia.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Betty J Adams, 82, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. She was born April 16, 1931 in Tenaha, Texas, daughter of the late Noble and Clotile (brown) Alford. Betty and her husband, Bob, lived in Center in the Antioch Community for many years before moving to North Carolina and Indiana.

Betty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Carolina and Cedars of Lebanon church.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Jimmy Adams, Robert (wife Marie) F Adams; daughter, Mary Joy Meadors; brother, William "Dee" (wife Anne) Alford; 2 sisters, Jackie Allen, Tula Browning; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Adams; son, Jay Lynn Adams; and daughter-in-law, Aurelia Ann Adams.

Family and friends were received on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 3pm, with Pastor Danny May officiating.

Interment followed in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.

Contributions may be made to the Shriner's Burn Institute.


1/21/2014

Iris M. Allen, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born August 8, 1933 in Dewville to Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean. She was a loving mother, grandmother and caregiver to her loved ones.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Alan Ray, Bill Hairgrove, Don Wheeler, Larry Warren, Michael Warren, Roy Peace, Shane Ray and Terry Yates.

She is survived by
Sons:
Terry Allen and wife, Jan of Joaquin
Michael Allen of Center

Brother: Alton McLean of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Shirley Carter of Shelbyville
Marilyn Allen of Natalia

Grandchildren:
J.B. Raymond and wife, Jennifer of Center
Alyse Allen of Carthage
Christina Fulsom of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
McKynzie Bush of Center
Justin Raymond of Center
Jaxon Raymond of Center
Avery Prudhomme of Carthage
Landon LaGrone of Carthage
Kali Fulsom of Carthage

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: J.T. “Bubba” Allen Jr.
Parents: Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean
Brother: Donald V McLean
Special Aunt: Eva Lakey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Heart to Heart Hospice
209 Christie Street
Lufkin, Texas 75904

American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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


Rhonda Schmutz Davis, age 48, of Canyon Lake, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at her home in Canyon Lake.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Rhonda was born April 13, 1965 in Alexandria, LA to parents, Donald & Judy (VanDusen) Schmutz. Rhonda was a 1983 graduate of Center High School.

She is survived by:

Son, Cassidy Schmutz & wife, Nana of Tyler

Daughter, Amber Luzko & husband, Sergey of Nebraska

Grandson, Ryan Schmutz of Tyler

Parents, Don & Judy Schmutz of Huxley

3 Brothers:
Randy Schmutz & wife, Amber of Stephenville
Ricky Schmutz & wife, Grace of Huxley
Rodney Schmutz & wife, Meshell of Joaquin

Nieces & Nephews

Best friend, Nicky of Canyon Lake

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


1/20/2014

Herbert H. Coleman, of Sinton, Texas, went home to be with The Lord on January 19, 2014 after a three year battle with terminal lung cancer. He was 80.

Herb was born August 30, 1933 and was the oldest of six children born to Henry and Ruth Coleman. He grew up and lived most of his life in East Texas. On June 16, 1979, Herb married Patricia Surginer and moved to Sinton, Texas.

Herbert was a truck driver until 1992. After his first battle with cancer, he retired from truck driving. Soon thereafter, Herb began driving a school bus for Sinton ISD. He drove many years, received many awards, but mostly grew to love his “kids”.

He was a longtime member of the Sinton chapter of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #1012 and a prayer leader in his church. Herb loved The Lord with all his mind, with all his soul, and made it his mission to spread the plan of salvation.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Surginer Coleman; daughter Angelia Coleman Anderson and son-in-law Layne Evan Anderson; three step-sons and daughters-in-law who he loved as his own: Raymond Everette O’Neal, Jr. and Laqueta O’Neal; Kenneth Dean O’Neal and Debbie O’Neal; Billy Bob McAdams and Lisa McAdams; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Maebel Coleman; brothers John D. Coleman and Eugene Coleman; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death are his parents, Henry and Ruth Coleman; sisters Betty Davis and Imogene Coleman; step-sons Jimmy McSwain, Randy McAdams and Kenny McAdams.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 5PM to 7PM at Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sinton Cemetery.


Tommy Franklin Hughes, 82, passed away peacefully in his home in Arlington on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Home, to be followed by a graveside ceremony in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: A viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Heart To Heart Hospice of Fort Worth for the outstanding support and care they provided during this difficult time.

Tommy was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Center to Ira Hughes and Mildred Kimbro Hughes. After retiring from the United States Air Force as a master sergeant, Tommy worked as a construction superintendent, building many of the homes in the Arlington community. Tommy was an avid gardener and took great pride in maintaining his beautiful yard. He also enjoyed fishing, watching westerns, and spending time with his family.

Tommy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tommie Jane Hughes; sisters, Marie Croft, Dee Lout and Lottie Favale; and son-in-law David Buller.

Survivors: Tommy is survived by his sons, Billy Hughes and wife, Debbie, Randy Hughes and wife, Marzee; daughters, Pam Buller-Buckley and husband, Steve Buckley, and Kim Cramer and husband, Sean; grandchildren, Brad, Stephanie, Whitney and Chloe; great-grandchildren Ryan, Mackenzie, Conner, Ryley and Carter; and his loving nieces and nephews.


Jimmy Don Rucker, 71 of Garrison passed away January 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Jimmy was born on July 14, 1942 in Garrison, TX to Jessie L. Rucker and Grace (Yarbrough) Rucker. He was employed by K.L. Barton & Sons Tie Company and attended Garrison High School & Stephen F. Austin University

He is survived by

Sons: Tracy Rucker & wife Laura of Nacogdoches, Texas & Cory Rucker & wife Jennifer of Garrison, TX.

Daughter: Terri Rucker Miller & husband Michael of Kingsbury, Texas

Grandchildren: Jeremy, Dustin, Carly, Savannah, Jace & Madelyn Rucker

Great Grandchildren: Hunter, Rylie, Taylor & Hailey

Host of other Aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, & friends.

He is preceded in death by: wife Glenda Rucker, son; Robert Rucker, parents; Jessie L & Grace Rucker.

Pallbearers: Gary Corley, Coady Curbow, Michael Miller, Jimmy Barton, Neel Farris, and Adam Barton.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm at Garrison Funeral Home.

Services will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2pm. Minister: Brother. S.R. Arrington will be officiating.

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


William Lloyd Adkison, 52, of Lufkin passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor, Lesly Wilkinson and Pastor, Sherman Hoot officiating.

He was born October 27, 1961 in Woodville, Texas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the logging woods.

He is preceded in death by his Step-Mother, Opal Adkison, Step-Sister, Debra Castillo & Step-son, Chris Allen.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Regina Adkison of Lufkin
Step-Children:
Jennifer Allen of Lufkin
Jacob McDuffie & Lisa of Lufkin
Father & Step-Mother:
L.D. & Mary Adkison of Diboll
Step-Sisters:
Susie Hicks & husband, Donnie of Kennard
Katie Smith & husband, Red of Corrigan
5 Grandchildren
Brother-in-law:
Richard Palmore of Lufkin
Brother-in-law:
Jerry Jones & wife, Suzie of Hudson
Mother-in-law:
Georgia Palmore
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts & Uncle
Special Uncle & Aunt:
Tommy & Doris Adksion
Special Thank you to Nephew, J.D. Christopher Flores and Eddie Castillo for all of your help.

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


01/17/2014

Richard Alan Boehm, 60, of Center, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Father, Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 24, 1953 in Mauston, Wisconsin to Ralph and Kathryn (VanDusen) Boehm. He worked at Brookshire Brothers in Joaquin for many years where he was the manager of dairy and frozen department. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ralph & Kathryn Boehm and Nephew, Brian Hanson.

He is survived by:

Brothers & Sisters:
Barbara Neal & husband, James of Center
June Borders & husband, Mack of Center
Ralph Boehm of Center
Joan Hayes & husband, J of Center
Dennis Boehm of North Carolina
Karen Boehm of Huntsville
Leonard Boehm & wife, Kate of Center
Andrew Boehm & wife, Donna of Deer Park

Numerous Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Steven Neal, Michael Neal, Zane Hayes, Keith Askew, Shawn Lonergan & Matthew Boehm

Honorary Pallbearers: Taylor Morris, Tyler Morris & Bryce Hayes

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


Orville W. Dean, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Walnut Creek Baptist Church. Interment: 5 p.m. Saturday in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Center.

Orville was born in Poolville on Nov. 19, 1934. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from Coca-Cola USA in 1996. Orville was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and hunting.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, Aura and Retha Dean.

Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Joan Dean; daughter, Mona and husband, Craig Lindsey; son, Russell Dean and wife, Robin; grandchildren, Ross Lindsey and wife, Lindsey, and Ryan Dean; great-grandchildren, Maverick Lindsey and Maddox Lindsey; sister, Naomi Harrison and husband, Bill; niece, Duana Dial; and great-nephew, Jordan Dial.

Services under the direction of Greenwood Chapel, Greenwood Funerals-Cremation. View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries


Pastor Marlin Freeman, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 15, 1937 in Independence County, Arkansas to Walter Freeman and Bertha Ward Freeman. Pastor Freeman moved to Shelby County in 1975. He pastored Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Center for several years. In 1983, he founded Heritage Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Pastor until his death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver and Bro. Roy Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Beaird, Kenneth Campbell III, Kevin Lindsey, Jesse Campbell, Dale Brown and Kyle Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Glynn Freeman, Michael Webb and Pastors of Missionary Baptist Churches in Shelby County.

He is survived by

Wife: Margaret Gould Freeman of Center

Daughters:
Kathy Freeman Beaird of Houston
Cindy Freeman Lindsey and husband, Rick of Center
Karen Freeman Campbell of Center

Grandchildren:
Dan Beaird
Stephen Beaird
Melissa Beaird
Kevin Lindsey
Laura Lindsey
Sara Lindsey
Kolten Lindsey
Kenneth Campbell III and wife, Brittney
Jesse Campbell and wife, Jennifer

Sister: Wanda Sumpter of Richardson

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends and church family

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


01/16/2014

Lucille Harvey, 75, of Logansport, LA, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 28, 1938 in Logansport, LA to Wright Burkett and Mittie Lee Strong Burkett. Mrs. Harvey enjoyed reading, quilting and crocheting. She was known for the beautiful white afghans that she crocheted as wedding gifts. She was happiest when she was in the company of her family, especially her precious grandsons, who called her Honey.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Harvey, Jerred Harvey, Trey Harvey, Eddy Settle, Daniel McSwain and Andy Winham.

She is survived by
Husband of 52 years: Johnny H. Harvey of Logansport, LA

Sons:
Anthony Harvey and wife, Judy of Carthage, TX
Mike Harvey and wife, Cheryl of Huxley, TX

Grandsons:
Johnathan Harvey and wife, Kristine of Joaquin, TX
Jerred Harvey of Huxley, TX
Trey Harvey of Carthage, TX

Sister: Jo Settle of Stonewall, LA

Brother: Jerry Burkett and wife, Betty of Henderson, TX

Brother-in-law:
Rodney Harvey and wife, Connie of Joaquin, TX
Thomas Harvey and wife, Kay of Joaquin, TX

Aunt: Alma Furlow of Logansport, LA

Special Friend: Kaye Coker of Logansport, LA

A number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wright Burkett and Mittie Lee Strong Burkett
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: John Eddie Harvey and Edna Jane Harvey
Brother-in-law: Glenn Settle

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Logansport, PO Box 380, Logansport, LA 71049.

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


Gladys Opal Reeves, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born April 16, 1920 in Shelby County to William Henry Gilchrist and Martha Izora Glenn Gilchrist. She was a past President of Shelby County Senior Citizens Association. Ms. Reeves was a member of South Richey Baptist Church in Pasadena, where she was enrolled in the Mary Margaret Class.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Galloway.

Pallbearers will be Johnathon Cothren, Jaeson Turner, James Watson, John Thompson, Jerry Conway and Daniel Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Holley, Douglas Eaves Sr. and Eddie Carter.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Sandra Rowell of Center
Dianne Cothren of Center

Daughter-in-law: Diane Yeary of Pasadena

Stepsons:
Charles Nagel of Vidor
John Austin Nagel of Vidor

Son-in-law: Daniel Carter of Deadwood

Grandchildren:
Kelli Eaves and husband, Douglas
Sharla Holley and husband, Roger
Michael Cothren
Wendy Carter
Eddie Carter
Wesley Thompson
John Thompson
Jack Nathan Thompson and wife, Lezlye

Great Grandchildren:
Johnathon, Kaitlyn, Jaeson, Jeremy, Dalton, Jax, Delaney, Amber, Rachel, Danielle, Shelby, Amber, Wendy, Jerry

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Henry Gilchrist and Martha Izora Glenn Gilchrist
Brothers & Sisters: Seymore, Carlis, Trudy, Adele, Corinne, Deloris, Dick
Three Wonderful Husbands: John Morris Yeary, Homer Nagel, Ed Reeves
Son: Billy Yeary
Step-daughter: Jeanette Carter, Brenda Bethard
Step-son: Allen Heartley

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Dianne Cothren, 287 CR 3734, Center, Texas 75935.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Carroll “Durwood” Russell, 54, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Panola County.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene McBride and Patrick Pinkston officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 29, 1959 in Center, Texas to John Durwood Russell and Cynthia Louise Carroll. He worked in the oil field for many years and was currently employed at the County Barn in Joaquin, Precinct 3. He was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his Father, John Russell and Mother, Louise Carroll.

He is survived by:

Wife: Cheryl Russell of Joaquin

Children:
Thomas Carroll Russell
Amber Grace Russell
April Mehraban & husband, Ali of Atlanta, GA
Barbara Russell of Deadwood

Grandchildren:
Ava & Rose Mehraban

Brother: John Dennis Russell & wife, April of Joaquin

Sisters:
Cynthia Denise Hendricks of Timpson
Bridgette Dennette Kellar & husband, Kevin of Carthage

Nieces & Nephews:
Kristy Russell, R.J. Sanders & Tiffany Mayfield
Bobby Hendricks, Jr. & Kyle Hendricks
Trey & Kelsey Chism

Sister-in-law: Alice Simpson & husband, Scott of Huntsville, AL