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September 4, 2005

Lela Ethel Christian Eaves
Funeral for Lela Ethel Christian Eaves, 95, of Silsbee will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Carter and the Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Burial will be in Clever Creek Cemetery, Center. Eaves died Sept. 2, 2005 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Born July 3, 1910, she was the daughter of Charlie W. and Ethel Whittlesey Christian. She graduated from Center High School in 1929 and received her bachelor and masters degrees from SFA, where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Eaves was a retired school teacher for schools in Shelby County, Buna and Warren. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Silsbee. Survivors include her son, David Eaves of Silsbee; and sister, Bonnie Modiz of Wildwood. Memorial donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, Silsbee, or Clever Creek Baptist Church, Center. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Mrs. Jewel Fay (Jones) Ramsey
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jewel Fay Jones Ramsey passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005. Fay was the 7th of 8 children born to Robert and Hannah Elizabeth (Carmichael) Jones in Clayton, Texas, on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917. She attended public school in Clayton and graduated from high school in Carthage, Texas. Fay was active in the Baptist church in Clayton, where she led singing and taught Sunday school. She left the family farm and attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Fay's first teaching position was at Silas Elementary School, a two-room school near Timpson. There she met and fell in love with the most handsome man she said she had ever seen, Hershell Ramsey. Fay and Hershell were married on December 20, 1941, at the Methodist Parsonage in Timpson by Reverend Tunnell. Fay taught in Silas from 1939 to 1942 and Hershell taught there from 1940 until his induction into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Being newlyweds, Fay followed Hershell to several U.S. military bases before he was sent to Hennings Air Force Base near London, England. While Hershell was in England, Danny Jean, their only daughter was born. Fay resumed her teaching career as a first grade teacher in Apple Springs following WWII. The Ramsey's moved to Garrison in 1949 where Hershell served as Superintendent and High School Principal and Fay taught first grade in the Timpson and Garrison school systems until their retirement in 1984. Fay taught many, many young people; she was an excellent teacher, loved by her students and respected by other teachers. She worked in many school events and activities. Fay loved the Garrison Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. She taught Sunday school, directed vacation Bible school, and served on many church committees. Fay was a supportive and hard-working companion to Hershell's ministry in the Methodist Church. His pastorate at Joaquin United Methodist Church was celebrated by the construction of the Hershell and Fay Ramsey Fellowship Hall, which continues to serve the people of that congregation. Each year, Joaquin Methodist Church celebrates Hershell and Fay Ramsey Day. Kind and loving, Fay lived her life exemplifying her Christian beliefs. She was thoughtful of others, always wanting to help and support family, friends, and neighbors. She adored her husband, daughter, and grandson. There was nothing too difficult for her to do for them and for other family members. She enjoyed growing flowers, playing 42 with friends, and visiting with her family members. She loved the people in Garrison and especially the members of her Sunday school class. Fay was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, a proud great-grandmother, a caring daughter and sister, and delightful aunt. Fay was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Hershell Ramsey. She is survived by her loving daughter, Danny, her husband, Jim Robinson, and her beloved grandson, Brad Ballard, wife Kristy and great grandchildren, Braden Alan and Brynn Ramsey Ballard. Fay is also survived by her sister, Ebbie Saunders, her sister-in-law, Marcelle Cobb and many, many loving nieces and nephews. Her brothers Roy, Erus, Bennie, and Buford and sisters Lila Mae and Vera preceded her in death. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 4th at the First United Methodist Church of Garrison with interment following at the Shady Grove Cemetery located in Shelby County. Reverend Danhurst will officiate with music rendered by the First United Methodist Church Choir. The family will received friends on Saturday evening at the Garrison Funeral Home for a time of visitation. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

September 5, 2005

Lamerle Fleming Anderson
Lamerle Fleming Anderson, 85, of Center, passed away September 3, 2005. Ms Anderson was born May 5, 1919 in Shelby County, Texas to W.C. Lovell, II and Effie Iola Baggett Lovell. She was a member of the Called Out Church in Center. Funeral services will be a t 2 pm, Monday, September 5, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Earl Chesser & Bro. Dennis Casper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Steve Adams, Cecil Chessher, Matthew Jamison, Bobby Waller, Roger Windham, Wendell Johnson & Brad Jerigan. Honorary pallbearer will be Bro. Dennis Casper. Survivors Include: Daughters, Rani Jamison & husband Ramon of Center. Johnnie Beth Hogg & husband Gene of Lufkin. Son: Sam Williams of Grand Prairie, 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husbands Alfred S. Fleming & Norman Anderson, 2 brothers, W.C. Lovell Jr. & Beamon Lovell, and 1 daughter in law Hilda Williams. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

September 6, 2005

Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer
Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer, 70, of Joaquin, passed away September 6, 2005. Ms. Steyer was born December 15, 1934. She was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, September 6, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Sonny Scarborouh officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Pallbearers will be Donald Wilson, Jeff Swiff, Phillip Steyer, Marvin Steyer, Clayton Smith, Eric Whitlock, Brandan Wallace, and Ronnie Smith. . Survivors include: Daughters, Barbara Smith & husband Clayton of Houston, Selena Wilson & husband Donald of Defuniak, Flordia, Monty Swift & husband Jeff of Joaquin. Sons: Carlos Whitlock of Waco, Marvin Steyer of Joaquin, Philip Steyer & wife Brenda of Pasadena, 14 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews. Best Friends Bradie & James Ballard of Conroe. Preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Marvin George Steyer, Parents, Luflus & Selena Hicks, 6 Brothers & 1 Sister. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Red Cross for hurricane relief or the Hospice of Deep East Texas. Visitation will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm Thursday September 8, 2005 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez
Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez, 51, of Huxley died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, as a result of a car accident in Panola County. There are no services scheduled. A cremation is scheduled. Gutierrez was born Jan. 14, 1954 in Lytle. He was an oil field driller for Patterson UTI. Survivors include Debbie Gray of Huxley; Ellie Gutierrez of Tyler; children, Felicia Ramos of Palestine, Angie Henry of Tennessee Colony, Clemente Gutierrez Jr. of Lubbock and John Gutierrez of Tyler; two grandchildren; and step-children and step-grandchildren.

September 7, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Graveside service for Jimmy Neal Bolton, 57, of Timpson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with the Rev. Elmer Mathews, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Bolton died Sept. 7, 2005, in Timpson. Born Aug. 8, 1948, in Panola County, he was the son of Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton. He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton of Timpson; parents, Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton of Carthage; sons, Brian Bolton and Brett Bolton of Beckville; sister, Judy Spicer of Oldfield, Mo.; and one grandchild. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

September 8, 2005

Juanita Jo Kreisel
Juanita Jo Kreisel, 66, of Center died Sept. 7, 2005, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Towanka, Okla., she was the daughter of Charles J. and Ruby Guynn. She was homemaker and a member of Narfe.
Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Kreisel of Center; daughters, Kristine White of Kansas City, Mo., and Kimberly Billings of Oak Grove, Mo.; mother, Ruth Guynn of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Charles Guynn of Lathrop, Mo.; and three grandchildren. No services are planned, as she will be cremated.

September 9, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 57 year old, Jimmy Neal Bolton, of Timpson. Graveside services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Blair Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at the Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Bolton’s survivors are his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton, of Timpson, his parents, Neal and Anna Lou Bolton, of Carthage, two sons, Brian and Brett Bolton, both of Beckville, and his sister, Judy Spicer, of Missouri.

Joy Evelyn Fugate
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Joy Evelyn Fugate, of San Antonio. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Mrs. Fugate requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice. Among Mrs. Fugate’s survivors are her sons, George Wright, of Spring Branch, Harold Wright, of Michigan, and Charley Wright, of Arizona, her brother, Robert Lowrance, of Hawkins, and sisters, Iva Lowrance, formerly of Timpson, Grace Pickens, of Pleasanton, and Sophia Hancock, of Lufkin.

Curtis Ray "Unk" Frost
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, along with Burt Funeral Home, in Fort Payne, Alabama, announces pending services for 67 year old, Curtis Ray “Unk” Frost, Senior, of Timpson. Arrangements will be announced later.

September 12, 2005

Eddie Logan
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 76 year old, Eddie Logan, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Logan’s survivors are his wife, Lula Mae Logan, and five daughters, Stephanie Hicks, of San Augustine, Linda Edwards, of Center, Janice Swindle, of Center, Jeannette Logan-Washington, of Nacogdoches, and Pamela Garrett, of Nacogdoches.

September 13, 2005

Loyd Buel Johnson
Loyd Buel Johnson, of Spanaway, Washington, passed away Friday, September 9, 2005. Mr. Johnson was born May 16, 1921 to Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a former resident of Center and served in the U.S. Army. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Survivors include: Ex Wife, Mary Geaiva Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Daughters: Ouita Jones & husband C.J. of Pasadena, Betty Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Son, Loyd Buel Johnson Jr. & wife Lisa of San Augustine.. Brother, David Eugene Johnsosn & wife Katherine of Tacoma, Washington. Sisters in law: Odessa Oden & husband Frank of Jacksonville, Tresa Carpenter & husband Bill of Galena Park and Merel Blaha of Hardin. Brother in law, Frank Peterson of Dallas. 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson, Brothers, Robert Doyle Johnson & Ellis Ray Johnson. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Opal Murline McBride
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, Opal Murline McBride, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, in San Augustine County. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are two sons, Michael E. McBride, of Fredericksburg, and W. Stephen McBride, of Baytown, one daughter, Mary Alice Schlesinger, of Hutto, and four brothers, Lester Smith, of San Augustine, Donald Smith, of Baytown, Charles Smith, of San Augustine, and Kenneth Smith, of Vidor. Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 84 year old, Loyd Buel Johnson, of Washington State. Arrangements will be announced later.

September 14. 2005

Janie Reynold
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Janie Reynolds, 92, of Nederland. She passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. She was born July 20, 1913 to Claude Bert Wagstaff and Lula Ogden Wasgstaff. She lived in the Dreka Community most of her life and was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday), at 2 pm, at Dreka Pentecostal church with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Byrd, Daniel Horrington, Roger Wagstaff & Marty Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Carolyn Elliott, Johnny Fleming, Vashti Oates, Joyce Flournory, and Jimmy Earl Oates. Survivors Include: Daughters: Shirley Harrington of Port Neches, Frances Byrd of Nederland. Son, Garland Reynolds of Buna, Granddaughter, Penny Kutner of Houston. Grandsons, Marty Byrd of Nederland, Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna and Darrell Reynolds of Buna. 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister, June Siegler Killelea of California. Brother, Earl Wagstaff of Shelbyville. Numerous other relatives & a host of friends. . Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers
Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers, age 82, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday September 14, 2005, at Laird Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Orr and the Rev. James Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Chaviers passed away Monday, September 12, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Born March 31, 1923, in Carthage, she was the daughter of Flora Mae Lloyd Connell and Mike Connell. She was a homemaker, and together with her husband, owned and operated Chaviers Dairy Farm. Inez was an excellent cook and loved to work in her flower garden. She also enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader of the Bible. She was a member of Mt. Enterprise First Baptist Church. Mrs. Chaviers belonged to the DAV Ladies Auxiliary and the Republican Presidential Task Force. Survivors include daughters Frances Ballenger of Nacogdoches, Delores Bailey and husband Gary of Nacogdoches; granddaughter Rene Ballenger of Henderson; grandson Britt Ballenger and wife Amy of Jasper; step-granddaughter Linda Campbell and husband Doug of Carthage and nephew Jimmy Ward and wife Sherry of Center. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chaviers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-seven years, Virgil Chaviers; brother Clifford Connell; sisters Lucille Connell, Ruth Ward and Willie Ritchey; and son-in-law Jack Ballenger. Active pallbearers will be Jason Russell, Mark Horner, Mike Porter, Michael Stanaland, Britt Ballenger, Doug Stewart and Garrell Faulkner. Memorials may be made to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Ste. 311, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday September 13, 2005. Laird Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

September 16, 2005

Mrs. Sarah Falcone
Rose-Neath Funeral Home and Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Sarah Falcone. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today (Friday) from noon until service time. She is the sister of the late Mrs. Geraldine Jones, that’s Mrs. H. H. Jones. Among Mrs. Falcone’s survivors her nieces, Mona Campbell and Bette Davidson.

Money Arnold
Hicks Mortuary and Black and Clark Funeral Home in Dallas, announce services for 80 year old, Money Arnold, formerly of Todd Springs. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillion Cemetery. Among Mr. Arnold’s survivors are one daughter, Beth Joyce Jackson, of Dallas, one son, Avis Arnold, of Washington D.C., three sisters, Irma Bolton, Mildred McClelland, and Margaret Fuller, and one brother, Jimmie Arnold, all of Center.

Arland Eugene Wheeler
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Arland Eugene Wheeler, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice in the Pines, in Lufkin. Among Mr. Wheeler’s survivors are two sons, Tony Wheeler, of Nacogdoches, and Tim Wheeler, of Austin, and two daughters, Arlou Downing, of Gary, and Jeannie Thompson, of Hempstead.

September 17, 2005

Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II
Services for Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II will be held at 1 pm Monday, September 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith, retired Pastor First Baptist Church of Center. In honor of Scott's wishes, after the services he will be cremated with half of his cremains to be entombed in the Mausoleum at Oaklawn Memorial Park with his beloved Brother Shannon and the other half of his cremains to be scattered on Toledo Bend where he loved & fished as a young boy & man. Scott passed away on Friday, September 16, 2005 at his residence after a sudden illness. For the past year he has endeared nine operations on his leg after he shattered it in an accident in August 2004. this has been a tragic & trying year for Scott & his Mother & Grandmother who loved him & helped him through his hard times. Scott grew up in Shreveport, La. having attended Greenwood Christian where he graduated in 1984. He was well known & loved by his fellow students. He was a star basketball player & during his Senior year he received the Basketball Player of the Year Award. Also during his Senior Year he was nominated & received the coveted Patriotism Award form the Knights of Columbus for his outstanding leadership throughout his high school years. He not only played sports at Greenwood but also played in the South Shreveport Dixie League Baseball Team. As a youngster, Scott along with his Brother & Sister were well know in the Shreveport-Bossier area for their Judo skills, having completed many local, regional, state & national tournaments. Scott attended Northeast Louisiana University & was only a few hours from receiving a degree in business. After college Scott worked for many years for Cox Communication & later become a millwright. He was a Methodist. Scott was preceded in death by his beloved Brother, James Shannon Fleming in 2001. Maternal Grandfather, J.D. Bailey, Paternal Grandparents, Shine & Pat Fleming, Uncles, Glenn Bailey & Jerry Bob Bailey, and cousin, Steven Glenn Bailey. He is survived by his beloved & devoted Mother & Friend, Wanda Bailey Fleming of Shreveport, La., Father Scotty Fleming of Center, Sister Shearmon Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, loyal & loving Grandmother, Betty Spann Newton, Step Grandmother, Irene Bailey, nieces & Nephew, Alexis Fleming & Nicholas Fleming of Ruston, La., two aunts, Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport, La., & Bobbie Sue Smith & husband Miles of Mineola, Special Cousins, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Mark Smith & Myla Smith, Bailey Jansen of Logansport, Bubba Jansen, of Logansport, Clayton Jansen of Logansport. Special friends who have looked out for him in past years, Beverly & Brianna Stripling & Vicki Andrusick at English Bay Marina where Scott lived. Scott was a loving & fun person who loved to fish & hunt. he will be missed by all who knew & loved hi. Two Brothers, side by side, That's where Scott & Shannon are now. "If a wind should blow across your brow you'll know from where it came and how!" In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 380, Logansport La.,71049

September 19, 2005

Lottie Estelle Tyer
Funeral for Lottie Estelle Tyer, 90, of Groves and formerly of Timpson will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson with the Rev. Clark Stricklin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Tyer died September 16, 2005 at her residence. Born July 25, 1915, in the Rehobeth community, she was the daughter of George and Myrtis Wright Rhodes. She was married to Eugene Tyer and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Edward Tyer of Spring; daughters, Paula Philen of Kingwood and Janis Epperson of Groves; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Home.

September 20, 2005

Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews
Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews, 81, of Center, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005. He was born December 16, 1923 in Enterprise, Alabama to Ewell Andrews and Florence Adams Andrews. He was a life-long resident of Center and a member of Neuville Baptist Churuch. Mr. Andrews was retired from Santa Fe Railroad and served in the US Navy during World War II.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Interment to follow at Neuville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Andrews, Andy McClain, Josh Snider, Chris Snider, Justin Harkness & Brian Harkness.
Honorary pallbearers will be Friends of Brookshire Bros Coffee Drinking Gang
Survivors include:
Daughters: Debby Snider & husband Jimmy of Tenaha, Connie Spann of Center
Sons: Rickey Andrews & wife Gladys of Center, Charles Ray Andrews & wife Charlotte of Cleveland
Sisters: Clara Wiggins of Longview & Grace McKinney of Longview
Grandchildren: Josh Snider & wife Khristina of Tenaha, Chris Snider of Carthage, Shanna Andrews of Center, Jessica Andrews of Center, Vicki Johnson & husband Don of Center, Frances Spann of Center, Charlie Andrews & wife Laquesha of Jasper, Melissa Guy & husband Greg of Jasper, Andy McClain & wife Kristin of Jasper, Allison McClain of Austin, Nancy McClain of Austin, Jay McClain of Cleveland
Special Granddaughter & Caregiver: Becky Harkness & husband Brian of Center
Great Grandchildren: Jessie Snider, Justin Harkness, Sara Harkness, Maggie Harkness, Forest Andrews & wife Bailey Michelle, Taylor Guy, Adam Guy, Bryce Guy & Victoria McClain
Preceded in death by his wife Rosene “Rosie” Andrews, his parents, son-in-law Pete Spann, two brothers and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Neuville Community Cemetery, 854 FM 2140, Center, Texas.

William Ray Lonett
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 19 year old, William Ray Lonett, of Center.

September 22, 2005

Ms. Debra Mikel
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Ms. Debra Mikel, of Houston. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.Among Ms. Mikel’s survivors are a daughter, Chree Parker, of Houston, and two sons, Cedric Thomas and Tremayne Curtis Gardner, both of Houston.

Ms. LaKita Page
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 38 year old, Ms. LaKita Page. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Smyrna, of Timpson. Interment will be in Antonic Cemetery.Among Ms. Page’s survivors is her son, Eric Page, of Timpson.

September 23, 2005

William Ray "Bubba" Lovett
Funeral services for William Ray "Bubba" Lovett, 19, of Lufkin will be held Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10AM in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Harvey officiating. Interment will follow in the Melrose Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Mr. Lovett was born May 23, 1986 in Lufkin, and died Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Center Texas. Mr. Lovett resided in Lufkin and Hudson for most of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, bull riding and riding horses, and especially loved his family and the Lord. Mr. Lovett was a member of the Lighthouse of Prayer Church. Survivors include his parents, Teresa and Doug Erbey of Lufkin, brothers, Christopher Battles of Center and Casey Erbey of Lufkin, maternal grandfather, Gerald Lovett of Huntington, maternal grandmother, Dianne Lovett of Huntington, paternal grandparents, James and Mary Erbey of Lufkin, maternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Blanton of Diboll, step grandmother, Sally Denby of Lufkin, very special uncle, Charles Ray Lovett, special person in William's life Kirk Battles, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, E.L. "Dick" Blanton. Pallbearers will be Joseph Caldwell, Damon Malnar, Andy Ackerman, Doc Caldwell, Ray Clary and James Bryan. The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8 PM. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Lufkin, directors

September 26, 2005

Robert Marcus "Mark" McDonald
Robert Marcus “Mark” McDonald, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2005. His death was the result of electrocution while working in a broiler house. He was born July 26, 1951 in Forth Worth to Harold McDonald and Alice Moss McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a poultry farmer and member of Ephesus Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Corbell, Shane Corbell, Gene Borders, Jimmy Wilkinson, Terry Allen & Darrel Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be L.H. Hewitt, Juan Caballero, Brad Bass, Ronnie Borders, Bro. Don Murphree.
Survivors include:
Wife: Lisa McDonald of Shelbyville
Sons: Marcus Clinton McDonald & wife Blanca of Center
Robert Marcus McDonald, Jr. & wife Christy of Center
Daughter: Meghan Melissa McDonald Wilkinson & husband Jeffrey of Center
Grandchildren: Abby McDonald, Caleb McDonald and Joshua McDonald
Father: Harold L. McDonald & Tommye of Center
Brothers: Mike McDonald of Willis, Dan McDonald of Tyler and Jonathan McDonald of Nassau Bay
Father-in-Law & Mother-in-law: Gordon & Nell Corbell of Shelbyville
Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Mother, Alice McDonald

September 27, 2005

Robert Allen Mueller
Robert Allen Mueller, 57, passed away September 24, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Mueller, son: Robert Mueller Jr. and daughter Laura Mueller, mother: Mary Mueller, brothers: Billy Mueller and wife Kathy, Gordon Mueller, Tommy Mueller, Charles Mueller, Kenneth Mueller and Johnny Mueller. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Wednesday September 28, 2005 at Klein Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 4 PM Thursday at New Prospect Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Belton “Beck” Jackson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Belton “Beck” Jackson, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Patroon Cemetery. Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are five sons, Kenneth Jackson, Glenn Jackson, William Jackson, Richard Jackson, all of center, and Ronnie Jackson, of Orange, one daughter, Marlina Hannah, of Brazoria, his wife, Clarice Jackson, of Timpson, and five brothers, Douglas Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, and Billy Joe Jackson, all of Center, Eugene Jackson, of Trinity, and Don Jackson, of Shelbyville.

Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper
Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces services for 97 year old, Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper, formerly of Timpson. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Cason Monk Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and one of her nieces is Gwendolyn Crawford, of Timpson. Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces pending services 87 year old, Mrs. Ella Reed, of Garrison. Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 94 year old, Ruby Richardson, of Tenaha.

September 30, 2005

Tye B. Brittain
Tye B. Brittain, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, September 30, 2005. He was born January 25, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas to John Willis Brittain and Tennie C. Buckley. Mr. Brittain was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Saturday, October, 1, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Pallbearers will be Shannon Langford, Charles Barr, Bruce Koonce, Craig Moss, Davis A. Brittain & Michael David Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Braxton, John Dillon, Mike Braxton, Stevie Cox, David Adkinson, Keith Braxton & Buddy Moss. Survivors include: Wife, Bertha Ann Brittain of Center. Daughters, Laura Griffin of Center, Deborah Dennis and husband Randy of Joaquin, Cindy Langford & husband Shannon of Center. Sons, Willis Eugene Brittain of Navasota, Roland Brittain of Tenaha, Johnny Brittain & wife Tammy of Center and Ricky Brittain of Palestine. 12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Sisters Mary Miller of Huxley, Avis Moss & husband Barney of Joaquin. Brother, J.I. Brittain and wife Pauline of Axtec, N.M. Also a number of nieces, nephews cousins & a host of friends. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, September 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Harold Faulk, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 in Shreveport.

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

Joy Weaver, 95, of Center, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

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.

Ms. Weaver was born May 6, 1919 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington. She was a member of First Christian Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Joy Ann Havran and husband, Bob, of Ft. Worth

Grandson: Blake Weaver Havran of Ft. Worth

Preceded in death by
Husband: Martin Weaver
Grandson: Barrett Martin Havran
Parents: Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

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
Katherine Smith and husband, Charlie, of Center
Karen Ann Evans and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Benjamin Provost and loving companion, Doree Bradbury, of Georgia

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

Malanda and Breyden Glaesmann
Madison and Morgan Fenley
Brent, Bryce and Braylee Smith
Skyler and Kadence Smith

Aunt and Uncle: Sis and Virgil House

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

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

Joy Matthews of Houston

4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove

Marcia Pruett of Houston

Lloyd Kelley of Houston

Marie Danza of Idaho

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

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs

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
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
Billy Dean Jacobs of Terrell
Murlene Griggs of Canton
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
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

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.


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:
Troy & Tirrie Keele of Center

Randall Gilchrist & wife, Cheli of Martinsville

Terrin Strahan & husband, Brenton of Gary

Therrin Keele & fiancé, Tiffany of Center

Twin Brother:
Tyler Keele & girlfriend, Kelsey of Center

Camden Hughes of Center

Doug Dobos of Tenaha
Marshall Dover of Center

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Friends & Relatives

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


Spc. Cory Joseph Bertrand, 18 of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2008 while serving in the U.S. Army in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan during his tour of duty.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday October 23, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with full military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 15, 1989 in Opelousas, LA. He joined the military in January 2007. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division; assigned to Fort Hood. Spc. Bertrand was awarded numerous medals and ribbons, among them are the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart

He is survived by:

Mother and Step Father:
Charlotte and Matt Allen of Center
Ernie Nelams of Scott, LA

Special Friend:
Valerie Tarver of Huntington

Brother, Austin Nelams of Center
Step Brothers:
Luc and Zane Allen of Center
Step Sisters:
Whitnee and Sydnee Allen of Center

Mable and the late Ezra Bertrand of Palmetto, LA
Rose and the late Bill Nelams
Johnny and Lillian Allen of Center

Melissa Bertrand
Kim Nelams

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Relatives, Friends and his fellow Brothers in Arms

**Guestbook may be sign at**
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Staff Sergeant Kevin Casey Roberts, age 25 of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was killed in the Sabari district of Afghanistan on May 7, 2008. His mission was to serve his country which he did proudly for six and a half years as a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division. He was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. The events of September 11, 2001 influenced SSG Roberts' determination to defend the United States. His love of duty and love of country were undeniable. Staff Sergeant Roberts was all military, he earned the respect of officers, fellow NCOs and soldiers alike. During his service, Staff Sergeant Roberts was awarded numerous medals and ribbons. Among them are the CIB, EIB and the Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Casey was born on May 27, 1982 in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Farmington High School in 2000. Casey joined the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and served until enlisting in the United States Army in 2001.

SSG Roberts strove to complete numerous goals during his military career. Recently he applied for the Warrant Office program. As Casey put it, "Flying has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy. My father took me along in his ultra light aircraft and told me stories about flying and even let me pilot. I grew to love flying and was fascinated by it."

The brightest lights in SSG Roberts life were his wife Donnice, daughter Caehlen and son Keeghan.

He was preceded in death by Grandparents Thurman and Emma Roberts and Jerry and Amanda Sisson. He is survived by his parents Milton C. and Gerri Sue Roberts of Farmington NM, a brother SPC Curby R. Roberts of FT Hood, TX and his children, a brother Jerry E. Roberts of Farmington, NM. Father and mother in-law Pat and Brenda Yates of Lebanon, Ohio. Grandparents Bob and Delsia Powell of Shelbyville, TX and Don and Becca Yates of New Braunfels, TX. Brother in-law Petty Officer 3rd Class Codey P. Yates, his wife and child, and numerous family members, friends and his Brothers in Arms.

Staff Sergeant Roberts will be buried with full military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15th from 4-8PM at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16th at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street Center, Texas, 1-936-598-3341.

A memorial for SSG Roberts will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 11 AM. The full military honors memorial will be held at First Baptist Church, 121 North Auburn Street in Farmington, New Mexico.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book for Staff Sergeant Roberts.

In lieu of floral tributes, a scholarship fund has been established for Caehlen and Keeghan as it was SSG Roberts hope that his children would attend college and continue to grow and contribute to their communities. Donations may be written to The Roberts Children Fund and sent to P.O. Box 420, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.

The love and prayers of family and friends help to fill the emptiness. The void that we experience is less lonely with the good, happy and bright thoughts we share of Casey. We are the better for having known him. We are certain that Casey is safely home. We will miss him always. Our faith will sustain us! God bless you Casey. We love you!


Larry Polley, Jr, age 20, of Center, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for improvised explosive devices Jan. 17, when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck such a device and overturned north of Taji, Iraq.

Mr. Larry Earl Polley Jr. was born February 28, 1983 in Shelby County, Center, Texas to Mr. Larry Polley Sr. and Mrs. Lois M. Harper.

Larry attended Center High School where he was a member of the Center Band playing the trumpet. He graduated with the Class of 2001.

He was a faithful member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and served as an usher and a member of the youth choir, position team.

Larry Earl Jr. was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Ester Mae Jackson, his grandfather, James Polley and his great-grandfather, James L. Polley Sr.

He leaves to mourn; his wife Sebrena Polley; three sons, Christian, Sedarion, and Jordan; father and mother, Mr. Larry Polley Sr. and Mrs. Lois Marie Harper; sister Kinta Polley; brother, Robert Harper of Bellingan, Washington; grandmother Ella Mae Polley of Center, Texas; three nephews, Shamarian Moore, Malik Patton and Domenick Moore Jr.; one niece, Requannah Patton; two special cousins, Jr. and Nikki and a host of relatives and friends.