01/28/2016

Harold R. Birdwell, age 88, was born January 20, 1928, in the Chinquapin Community of San Augustine County to Oscar and Nona Lee (Ramsey) Birdwell. He passed from this life unexpectedly at his residence in San Augustine on January 26, 2016.

Mr. Birdwell was a lifelong resident of San Augustine, graduating from San Augustine High School in 1945. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine. He was also a member of the National Guards. He began his career with an engineering firm in 1946 and went on to become a surveyor for Temple Lumber Company in Pineland, Texas in 1952. In 1992, after 40 years of service with Temple, he chose to retire. He was also a rancher and poultry farmer, being a hard worker always. He loved hunting and sports, but most of all he doted on his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed and remembered always by his wife, Dorothy Birdwell of Rosevine; son, Robert Birdwell and wife, Kelly of Broaddus; daughters, Brenda Buffington and husband, Joseph of Buna; Mary Lou Rhoades and husband Micheal of Granbury; grandchildren, Michael Wayne Jacobs and wife, Jaleisha of Norfolk, Va.,Ashley Southerland and husband David of Hamilton, Tx., Brett Garrick of Mobile, Al., Kelsey Garrick and husband Steven of Spurger, Tx., and Nico Birdwell and wife Jami of San Augustine, Tx; and great-grandchildren, Michael Jacobs Jr., Alyssa Jacobs, Landon Southerland, Noah Southerland, Aniston Birdwell and Aubrey Birdwell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2016, 5 til 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com to leave a memory. Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

01/28/2016

Verlene Waselus, 91, of Garrison, Texas passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 3, 1924, in Garrison, Texas, the daughter of Burnie M. Stone and Libbie Crump Stone. Visitation will be held on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9 am – 10:30 am at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Caledonia Cemetery in Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Leroy Bowley officiating.

Verlene grew up in the Caledonia Communtiy, Rusk County and attended Timpson High School. She later attended beauty school in Lafayette, Louisiana. Verlene had the gift of hospitality. She loved cooking, baking pies, and anything that had to do with hosting others at her home and delivering goodies to her friends and those she loved. Verlene loved crocheting and spending much time outdoors. Her favorite time of year was Christmas when her brothers, sisters, and her children could get together and spend time with one another. She spent many years as a caregiver for others. Verlene was a member of Caledonia Methodist Church. She loved the Lord and her church.

Verlene is survived by her son, Glen Farris and wife Ruby of Longview, Texas; daughter, Susan Nolan and husband Gary of Garrison, Texas; brother, Robert Stone of Bremond, Texas; sister, Ludy Curry of Bremond, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley, Garrett, Christopher, and Danny; great grandchildren, Calvin, CJ, Nate and Kolby; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hollis Farris, Glen Keating, and Peter Paul Waselus; parents; brother, John “Bud” Stone, and sister, Kathryn Holcomb.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Farris, Danny Farris, and Garrett Nolan.

The family of Verlene Waselus is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.

 

01/27/2016

Michael Alton Hughes passed away January 26, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1951 in Center, TX to Alton and Betty Hughes.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lamar University. He worked his way up in the oil industry to director of marketing at Penrod Oil. Michael founded Martin Hughes Realty with his wife Peggy and partner Janet Martin.

He is survived by his wife, his two sons, Michael Scott and Matthew Wade Hughes, his grandchildren, Megan Loureen and Joshua Scott Hughes, and his brothers David, Mark, and Chris Hughes.

He was proud to follow in his father's footsteps as a Shriner.

A funeral service will be held for Michael at Ted Dickey Funeral Home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2 PM. There will also be a visitation held at the funeral home the night before the service from 6-8 PM.

Services under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, Texas.

01/27/2016

Yvonne “Nonnie” Loveladdy, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in Irving.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Kelly Sullivan officiating.

Ms. Loveladdy was born June 28, 1928, in Shelbyville, to P.W. “Dick” Middleton and Ione Lee Middleton. She was a graduate of Center High School and attended Texas Women’s College in Denton. Ms. Loveladdy was Vice President of Loveladdy Oil Company. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and an active member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Leslie Jolissant and husband, Greg, of Irving

Son: Jack Dixon “J.D.” Loveladdy Jr. and wife, Am, of Kalasin, Thailand

Grandchildren:
Lindsey Jolissant of Austin
Abby Loveladdy Benavides and husband, Ram, of San Antonio
Brandon Loveladdy of Newport Beach, California

Great Grandchildren:
Maxton Benavides of San Antonio
Emma Lou Benavides of San Antonio

Sister: Pat Middleton Lowery of Pasadena

Twelve nieces and nephews

Cousins:
Cathy Williams of Center
David Harvey of Kingwood

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jack Dixon Loveladdy, Sr.
Parents: P.W. “Dick” Middleton and Ione Lee Middleton

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church in Center.

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

01/26/2016

Dwight M. Hill, 89, of Logansport, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at First United Methodist Church of Logansport. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016 at First United Methodist Church of Logansport with Rev. Gloria Youngblood and Rev. Dean Register officiating. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Mr. Hill was born March 15, 1926 in Logan County, Arkansas to George Allen Hill and Lena Corley Hill. He was a sales representative in the poultry industry. Mr. Hill served in the United States Army as a Medic from October 1944 to November 1946. He was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Shriners Temple and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Logansport.

He is survived by
Wife: Elizabeth “Betty” Hill

Daughters:
Deborah McCune and husband Cecil
Kathleen Stoll and husband Brian
Lisa Hitt and husband David
Suzanne Dumas
Kelly Darden and husband Tim

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Graham, Amy Burford, Kimberly Perry, Jim Cooke, Katie Hitt, Matthew Hitt, Shelley Modisette, Lauren Patton, Joshua Darden, Jackson Darden

16 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of family and friends

Preceded by
Parents: George and Lena Hill
Sisters: Lucille, Marie, Juanita
Brothers: Lindell, Marvin
Great-Granddaughter: Ashley Faith Modisette

Pallbearers will be Jim Cooke, Jonathan Graham, Chad Burford, Tim Darden, Matthew Hitt, Scott Patton, Devin Perry, Joshua Darden, Paul Modisette. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Stoll, Cecil McCune, Jerry Autry, James Dean, David Hitt, Mike Hayden, Ken Hendrickson, Joe Walker, Tony Walker.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 177 Logansport, LA 71049.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Eric Smith and Dr. David Green and all nurses and caregivers for their attention and love.

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

01/26/2016

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

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

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

He is survived by
Daughter and Son-In-Law: Stacey and T.J. Cummings of Shelbyville

Son: Barry Wayne Smith of Shelbyville

Kimberly Smith

Grandchildren:
Levi & Karolina Cummings

Sisters:
Rhonda McElhaney of Fort Worth
Karren Price of Center

Nephews:
Rex Kirkley
Rick Kirkley

Niece: NaShae Menefee Tuomey

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

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

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

01/22/2016

Mrs. Lonnie Lee Garner, age 74, of Geneva, Texas. Mrs. Garner passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at CHI St Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with interment at County Line Cemetery and Rev. Gaylon Taylor, officiating. Visitation and wake will be Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Sons
Frank Garner of Geneva, Texas
Carter Ray Garner (Jackie) of Center, Texas

Daughters
Mary Lockett of Lufkin, Texas
Earnie Mae Jones (Leroy) of Geneva, Texas
Stephanie Pea of Geneva, Texas
Contresa Miller of San Augustine, Texas

17 Grandchildren
18 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Redell Weathered of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters
L. B. Simmons (Willie) of Geneva, Texas
Nancy Weathered of Nacogdoches, Texas
Sue Whitaker of Nacogdoches, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

01/21/2016

Opal Adell (Rousseau) Chandler was born October 24, 1917 in Garrison, Texas to Travis and Pearl (Weatherly) Rousseau. She died January 20, 2016 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 98. She married WC “Dock” Chandler on March 24, 1934 at the age of 16. They were married 28 years until his death on October 19, 1962.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service 1:00-2:00 pm.

Survivors:

Daughters:
Juanita Mahon of Lufkin, Texas
Martha Harvey & husband Malcom of Conroe, Texas
Mary Spratt & husband Ron of Georgetown, Texas

Son: Joe Chandler & wife Myke of Garrison, Texas

Grandchildren:
Terry Chandler
Sherry Cranford
Jerry Chandler
Joyce Adams
Timothy Harvey
Sharon Land
Lee Harvey
Kim Spratt
Stacy Gray
Jody Chandler

Great-Grandchildren:
Chelsey Brewer
Wes Chandler
Nash Chandler
John Cranford
Allison O’Connor
Jared Chandler
Teryn Chandler
Eli Chandler
Kristin Morin
Megan Adams
Chad Harvey
Emily Harvey
Jake Harvey
Ethan Harvey
Austin Chamlee
Keraly Chamblee
Ransom Rhame
Chandler Gray
Oaklie Chandler

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Luccasey Brewer
Conley Brewer
Cabela Brewer
Jace Chandler
Kipley Chandler
Maveryk Cranford
Payton O’Connor

Sisters:
AnnJanette Westbrook of Lewisville, Texas
Florene Parker of Kilgore, Texas.

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends

Preceded in death by: Husband; W.C. “Dock” Chandler

Son: Travis Chandler
Brothers: Hollis Rousseau and Samuel “Buster” Mosby
Grandchildren: Kerri Spratt and Kelly Spratt

01/21/2016

Ms. Joyce A. Turner, age 84, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Turner passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Services are still pending at this time.

01/21/2016

Mr. Therlin E. “Top Cat” Thomas of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Thomas passed away at his home Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in San Augustine, Texas. Services are still pending at this time.

01/20/2016

Joshua Wayne Kellum, 33, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2016 in Center, Texas.  He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on April 5, 1982, the son of James Kellum and Jane Pipes Hoffman.

Josh graduated Timpson High School Class of 2000.  He then went to work logging with his father.  He spent countless hours cutting trees and hauling logs.  Josh enjoyed muddin’ on four-wheelers, fishing, and spending time around a camp fire visiting with family and friends.

Josh is survived by his wife, Candace Johnson Kellum; mother, Janie Hoffman;  son, Jeramie Cain Kellum;  daughter, Janna Darlene Kellum, Bradlee Voiselle; step-children, Jacob, Zackary, Addison, and Piper;  several nieces, nephews, and  cousins, and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Josh was preceded in death by his son, Johnathan Wayne Kellum; and father, James Wesley Kellum.

In lieu of flowers donations can be accepted at Taylor Funeral Home to purchase a monument.

01/18/2016

Jason Hubert Covington, 54, of Center, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Center. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Covington was born November 9, 1961, in Nacogdoches, to John Maxie Covington and Joy Hughes Covington. He attended Kilgore College and Stephen F. Austin University. Mr. Covington was a loving husband and a devoted dad. His wife and three boys were the light of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shelby County Cruisers, NHRA and Center Country Club. Mr. Covington was very active in youth baseball, having coached for several years. He was Vice President of Covington Lumber and Construction Company for thirty-one years.

He is survived by
Wife of 24 years: Michelle Chandler Covington of Center

Children:
Jacob Covington of Center
Jaxon Covington of Center
Jace Covington of Center

Mother: Joy Hughes Covington of Center

Brother: Johny Covington and wife, Tammie, of Center

Sister: Jennifer Golden of Cypress

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Charles and Carolyn Chandler

Sister-in-law: Danielle Permenter and husband, Dennis, of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Justin Golden
Joanna Golden
Jana Keele
Joel Covington
Colton Rhame

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends and a very large baseball family

Preceded in death by
Father: John Covington

Pallbearers will be Jerry Huffman, Pug Hughes, Jason Mitchell, Dale Alexander, Joe Gutierrez, Joe Whittlesey, Efren Espino and Jesus Espino. Honorary pallbearers will be Marlin Jones, Jerry Cassell, Billy Bob McAdams, Mike Carlson, Clark Mundt, Bill Lloyd, Gary McDonald, Billy Ray Thompson, Larry Horn, Mark Eberlan, Dusty Griffis, Kenneth Jones, Bob Mooney, James Goodwyn, Donnie Moody, Ronnie Adams and Miguel Bueno.

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

01/18/2016

Lloyd Ernest Bilbo, 88, of Center formerly of Vidor, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor with Wayne Woolwine officiating. Visitation will be 30 mins prior to the graveside service in Vidor.

He was born November 14, 1927 in Vidor to Ernest Raymond and Susie (Simmons) Bilbo. He worked for Greer Equipment for many years as a heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ernest & Susie Bilbo, Son, Lloyd Bilbo, Jr., Wife, Clara Jean Weaver Bilbo, Wife, Dorothy Hunt Bilbo, infant brother and 2 Sisters, Ivey Henderson and Thelma Henderson

He is survived by:

Daughter: Cathey Monk & husband, Sammy of Center

Step Daughter: Nelda Hunt Cook of Etoile

Sister: Wilma Woolwine & husband, Wayne of Collins, Mississippi

Brother: Gerald Bilbo & wife, Edna of Vidor

Grandchildren:
Rachel Huff Dannar & husband, Dustin of Montana
Amber Monk & Johnny Cole of Nacogdoches
Matt Monk & wife, Katrina of Center
Serenda Brittain
Darrell Cook
Darren Cook

Great-Grandchildren:
Natalie Hill
Leigha Hill
Aleena Dannar
Kennedy Cole

Numerous other Relatives, 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

01/18/2016

Ruth Metcalf Scarborough, 93, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 9, 1922 in Sabine County, Texas to Vestal and Mertie (Hendricks) Metcalf. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Vestal and Mertie Metcalf, Husband, Jeff Scarborough, Granddaughter, Pam Scarborough Baldwin, Brother, Clarence Metcalf and Sister, Gladys Schillings.

She is survived by:

Children:
Larry Scarborough & wife, Mozell of Pasadena
Deloris Sample & husband, Donald of Quitman
Danny Scarborough & wife, Judy of Huxley
Merlyon Chandler & husband, Larry of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Jeffery Scarborough of Pasadena
Tammy Schnell & husband, Kent of Houston
Derek Sample & wife, Romney of Center
Dena Brewer & husband, Rick of Quitman
Delicia Sample Smith of Quitman
Donel Sample & wife, Joyce of Greenville
Phillip Scarborough & wife, Stacey of Huxley
Patrick Scarborough & wife, Jaclyn of Huxley

Great-Grandchildren: Kaley Moore & husband, Russell, Andrea Scarborough, Ashtin & Ana Schnell, Rustyn Sample & Ainsley Beaver, Jayson Smith, Alexis Sample, Alayna Sample, Taylor & Emily Kepley, Savannah Green &
Alli Baldwin, Brayden, Brylee, Brysen & Bryant Scarborough & Ashton & Saylor Scarborough

Numerous Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers: Derek Sample, Phillip Scarborough, Patrick Scarborough, Jeffery Scarborough, Donel Sample, Rustyn Sample, Kent Schnell & Scotty Baldwin

Honorary Pallbearers: Great Grandsons, Cecil Dean & Craig Jones

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

01/17/2016

Dolly Bell Molina, 83, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Lawrence Street Health Care Center in Tomball.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home until service time.

She was born November 8, 1932 in Shelby County to Edgar Allen “Shorty” and Annie Bell (Tomlin) Sanford. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Shorty & Annie Bell Sanford, Husband, Martin J. Molina, Infant Son, J. Leonard Sanford, Grandsons, Wesley Livingston & Kevin Taylor, Brother, James Douglas Sanford, and Step Daughter, Sherry Whitten.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Dianne Livingston & husband, Richard of Center
Brenda Sue Lynch

Sons:
Don Allen Taylor & wife, Debbie of Houston
Bobby Dean Taylor, Jr. of Cameron
Bill Moore & wife, Melissa of Spring

Step-Children:
Annette Molina Railey & husband, Lewis of Houston
Tammy Molina Brown & husband, Wayne of Highlands
Martin “Sambo” Molina, Jr. & wife, Kelly of Houston

Grandchildren:
Bryan Livingston & wife, Amanda
Bobby G. Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
B.J. Taylor
Billy Dean Taylor
Shaina Rodriguez & husband, Jeff
Blaine Moore
Amber Moore
Ashley Moore

Sisters:
Joyce Hughes of Timpson
Dorothy Jean Livingston of Jasper

Numerous Great Grandchildren, Niece & Nephews & Numerous Step Grandchildren

Pallbearers: Bryan Livingston, Bobby G. Taylor, Blaine Moore, Billy Dean Taylor, B.J. Taylor and Cash Livingston

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

01/17/2016

James Harold Enmon, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, in The Woodlands.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Enmon was born December 12, 1933, in Shelbyville, to H. E. Enmon and Era B. Dockens Enmon. He was a member of IBEW Local #479, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Bobbie Wagstaff Enmon of Shelbyville

Children:
Victor and Jo Ellen Enmon of Montgomery
Kristi and Johnny Conn of Little Cypress

Grandchildren:
Stormy and James V. Enmon, II of Beaumont
Christin and Justin Hommel of Katy
Leslie and Daniel Ruiz of Mauriceville
Shelly and Michael Magoulas of Houston

Great Grandchildren:
Corbin Hommel
Adilyn Hommel
Avery Ruiz
Kenzee Kirkland
Arriving in May, Lena Magoulas

Sister:
Ima Ruth Snider of Beaumont

Nephew: Stephen Snider of Clear Lake

Sisters-in-law:
Opal and R.O. Duncan of Grandbury
Sue Gomez of San Diego, California

Preceded in death by
Parents: H. E. Enmon and Era B. Dockens Enmon
Father and Mother-in-law: Jewel and Altha Wagstaff
Granddaughter: Victoria Jo Enmon
Brothers-in-law: Kenneth O. Snider, Camilo Gomez
Nephew: Kenneth “Kenny” Snider

Pallbearers will be Larry Enmon, Tom Enmon, James V. Enmon II, Stephen Snider, Daniel Ruiz, Michael Magoulas, Chuck Bailey and Justin Hommel. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Enmon, Arnold Soucia, Tony Samford and members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Extra Life benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at www.extra-life.org.

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

01/17/2016

Billie Marie Brown, 79, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Brown was born April 4, 1936, in Center, to Charlie Morgan Moore and Katie Bell Britton Moore. She worked at The Fashion on the square in Center for several years. She loved gospel music and singing.

She is survived by
Husband: Joe Brown of Timpson

Children:
Ray Conner and wife, Betty, of Diana
Arie Ann Baker of Timpson
Dawn Bowers of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Suzanne Clower and husband, Clint, of White Oak
Crystal Conner and fiancé, Blake, of Lewisville
Michael Bowers
Timothy Bowers

Great-Granddaughter: Kinzlee Clower of White Oak

Sister: Merle Bridges of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charlie Morgan Moore and Katie Bell Britton Moore
Brothers: Sonnie Moore, Charles Edward Moore

Pallbearers will be Naylor Bowers, Clint Clower, Michael Bower, Timothy Bowers and Blake Leighton. Honorary pallbearer will be Phillip Baker.

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

01/14/2016

Clarine Brimer Akridge, 80, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bob Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Ms. Akridge was born March 16, 1935, in the Zavalla Community of Angelina County, to Earl Brimer and Margaret Jones Brimer. In 1949, she married Virgil E. Akridge. Together, they raised nine children. Ms. Akridge loved her family and friends. Her favorite pastimes included playing Bingo and gardening.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Odell Renfro and husband, Tommy, of Chireno
Pat King and husband, Floyd, of Lufkin
Margaret Teets and husband, Ronnie, of Corrigan

Sons:
Carl Akridge and wife, Donna, of Martinsville
Harlan Akridge and wife, Terrie, of Aiken
Virgil Akridge and wife, Lucia, of El Paso
Jim Akridge of Lufkin

Son-in-law: David Jinkins

26 Grandchildren

40 Great-Grandchildren

6 Great-Great-Grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband of 55 years: Virgil Akridge
Daughter: Ruby Jinkins
Son: Ricky Akridge
Parents: Earl Brimer and Margaret Jones Brimer
Brothers: Walter Brimer, Buck Brimer, Joe Brimer, Bill Brimer
Sisters: Evelyn Foster, Louise Oates

Pallbearers will be Jamie Jinkins, Michael Jinkins, Jerrod Jinkins, Floyd King Jr., Stephen King and Charles Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Melrose Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 632672, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

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

01/14/2016

Harold William Weipert II, 69, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Houston.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Weipert was born July 7, 1946, in Deridder, Louisiana, to Harold William Weipert I and Bobbie Lucille Weipert. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War. Mr. Weipert enjoyed goldmining, fishing, playing chess and woodworking.

He is survived by
Daughter: Bobbie Solet of Cypress

Son: Harold Weipert of Cypress

Grandchildren:
Brenden Dunlap of Cypres
Duane Dunlap of Ft. Lewis, Washington

Sisters:
Mary Clifton of Lufkin
Betty Dayton of Lake Jackson

Mother: Bobbie Lucille Taylor of Center

Stepfather: William Taylor of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Harold William Weipert I
Sister: Minnie Weipert

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

01/14/2016

Annie Joyce Ford, 72 of Houston, passed away on December 31, 2015 in Houston.

Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. John Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Bruce McCoy officiating.

She is survived by:

Step-mother: Selma Lathan of Center

Sisters:
Helen Osby of Houston
Mattie Lastraps and husband Larry of Houston
Mattie Suell and husband Melvin of Center

Brothers:
Albert Reed and wife Mattie of Hungerford
Micheal Harrison and wife Charlotte of Dallas
James Wayne Lathan and wife Zona of Shreveport
Claudus Lathan and wife Machelle of Center
Kimble Lathan and wife Deidra of Center

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

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