Dorline Box was born April 19, 1924 in Roscoe, Texas to Virgil and Orbin Cranford. She entered into peace on April 12, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services will be Friday, April 15, 2016, 2:00 o’clock at the Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas burial following at Cold Springs Cemetery. Bro. Blackie Cranford, Bro. Brandon Adkison and Bro. Ryan King will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Survivors are:

Billy Ray Box & wife LaEdna of Nacogdoches, Texas
James B. Box & wife Elaine of Timpson, Texas

Son-In-Law: Bill Rhodes of Nacogdoches, Texas

LaNita Adkison & husband Gary
Lindy Hailey & wife Kailie
Robbie Box
Chris Box & wife Denise
Brian Box & wife Stacy
Kerri Martin & husband Josh

17 Great-Grandchildren and 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Bill Cranford & friend Dorothy Straine, of Garrison,Texas
Blackie Cranford & wife Ima Lee of Lufkin, Texas

Sister: Ima Jean Harris & husband Charles of Garrison, Texas

Preceded in death by: 

Husband: Mike Box

Daughter: Louise Rhodes

Great-Grandchild; Megan Hailey

Family is being served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


Bobby Allen Scott, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service on Tuesday starting at 1:00 p.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 8, 1938 in Shelby County, Texas to George Allen and Annie (Bass) Scott. He owned & operated a gas station in Joaquin for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Allen & Annie Scott 

He is survived by:
Wife of 50 years:
Barbara (Bowlin) Scott of Joaquin

Terri Foley of Logansport

Donny Campbell of Dallas

Grandchildren: Samantha, Fallon & Merit
Several Great Grandchildren

Grace Wilburn of Lufkin
Murlene McMahon of Center
Edith Hughes of Center
Cathy Holt of Center

Pallbearers: Michael Holt, Art Smith, Eugene McMahon,
Alton Steptoe, Bill Green & Ricky Smith


Kenneth Edgar “Sonny” Walker, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Funeral service will be at 10am Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Chapel of Mangum Funeral Home in Center with Pastor Eugene Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday evening, April 11, 2016 at the funeral home.

Sonny was born March 24, 1933 to Kinley Walker and Vernice Dawson Walker in Durant, Oklahoma. The family later moved to Texas where Sonny became a truck driver. At the age of 19, he met and married his beloved wife Laverne. Together, they had two sons and a daughter. Sonny loved being out on the river, fishing and running trot lines, playing his guitar and writing songs, and barbecuing and perfecting his BBQ sauce recipe.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents Kinley and Vernice Walker, wife, Laverne Hutto Walker; brothers, Marvin and Ray Kenneth Walker; and sister Geneva Horn.

He is survived by:

Joe Walker and wife Shelia of Joaquin
James Walker and wife Beth of Logansport

Daughter, Jan Richardson and husband Evan of Brookeland

Tony Walker and wife Becky
Cody Walker and wife Jamie
Victoria Simmons and husband Jake
Savannah, Storm, Noah, Dessie, Ella, and Miah Richardson
Miranda Farmer and husband Jeremy
Ali Fields and Paden
Ami Wiggins

Great-grandchildren: Rylin and Griffin Walker, Aiden and Lincoln Walker, Ezra Simmons, and Eli, Abi, and Mac Fields, Kevin Farmer

Connie Straus
Mary Hutto

A host of nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members.

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


Dewey Glen Luman, November 27, 1930 - April 6, 2016

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland, Texas.

He is survived by his sisters Adell Luman Livingston of Center & Sue Luman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patsy, his sons Larry Luman, Bobby Luman & Stephen Luman & daughters, Sharon Smith, & Nancy Keen & by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews & firends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer Luman & Irene Isbell of Center, daughter, Glenda Luman Seibert, sister Odell Luman Samford, brothers Rex Luman, Ray Luman, Royce Luman (of Center), Joe Luman, James Luman & Ken Luman.

Dewey was the owner/operator of Dewey's Feed & Farm Supplies in Cleveland, TX. He grew up in Center & attended Mt. Herman community & served in the military.


William Wayne Hopkins, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Hopkins was born February 20, 1933, in Shelby County, to George Hopkins and Ruby Lois Counts Hopkins.  He had great interest in genealogy.  Mr. Hopkins and Wanda was actively involved in White Rock Church, serving as song leader, adult leader and numerous other jobs.  

He is survived by
Wife of 34 years: Wanda Hopkins

Lois Hopkins Robbins
William Hopkins Jr. and wife, Samira
Julie Boland Hopkins and husband, Donnie
Stephen Hopkins
Synthia Bailey and husband, Weldon

Lisa and Joey Rand
Heather and Marc Gula
Paige Angelle
Derrick Hopkins
John Hopkins
William Hopkins
Nicole Hopkins
Christina and Brandon Wood
Tamara Hebert
Justin Whitker and Christina
Holly Ann Hopkins
Dakota Lavon Bailey

11 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: George Hopkins and Ruby Lois Counts Hopkins
Sisters: Ruth Hopkins, Mildred Hopkins Bolden, Georgia Pauline Hopkins Jacobs
Brother-in-law: Paul Bolden, Billy Ray Jacobs
Nephews: James Curtis Tidwell

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



Kenneth Harden, age 74, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Harden passed away Friday, April 1, 2015 at Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church. Internment at Greer Cemetery with Rev. David Mosby officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel.

He is survived by:

Kenneth Harden Jr. of San Augustine, Texas
Marvis Kennyon Harden of San Augustine, Texas

Remonica Wilson of San Augustine, Texas
Shaqueena Hardin of San Augustine, Texas

3 Grandchildren
4 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Bobby Harden of Killea, Alabama

Mary Jollinette of Houston, Texas
Cora Coleman of Killea, Alabama
Edith Roach of Killea, Alabama
Elouise Harden of Killea, Alabama

As well as a Host of other relatives and Friends.

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


Mrs. Lois Griffin, age 101 went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 4, 2016 at Garrison Nursing Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Shak Arrington officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm before service. Burial will be in Libby Cemetery.

Born December 19, 1914 in Rusk County. Lois was the daughter of Alvin and Dossie (Fancher) King, who was a hard working farm family. She and Cal (Tobe) Griffin were married May 13, 1933 and enjoyed 67 years together until his death on May 10, 2000. They lived their entire life in Garrison and Libby area.

In addition to her parents, Alvin and Dosie King she was preceded in death by brothers, Julius Moore King and twin brother Lovis King. Three sons, Charles Ray Griffin (infant), Don Griffin, Harrell Griffin and wife Brenda and a very special grandson, Josh Griffin.  

Surviving are:
Son: Jack Griffin and wife Delores of Garrison, Texas

Daughter-in-law: Sue Daughtery and husband Ronnie of Garrison, Texas

Kent Griffin
Kim Avery and husband Ben
Randall Griffin and wife Gayla
Michael Griffin and wife Anna Marie
Allison Griffin
Ricky Don Griffin
Angie Key and husband Jason

Isaac and Savannah Avery
Rachel Griffin
Emily Griffin
Hannah Griffin
Jake Griffin
Wade Griffin
Kamryn Griffin
Cutter Griffin
Hunter and Kane Key
Tyler and Cami Griffin.

Lois’s great joy was her family, whom she loved very much. She enjoyed time spent on her farm in the Libby Community. Good times were also enjoyed at Christmas, Griffin Reunion and Libby Homecomings. If Lois had a hobby I guess it was cooking. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family. She gave of herself and her love all the days of her life. I think it would be safe to say she left this world loved by all who knew her. Lois was member of Garrison Church of Christ. She loved her church family and appreciated each and every one of you.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Libby Cemetery.

Family served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Clovis Gene “Hammer” Adams, Sr. (80) of Tenaha, Texas died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Pine Grove Nursing Center of Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00am at St. John Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Rev. Joseph Hall, Sr. will be officiating.
Mr. Adams was born March 16, 1936 in Tenaha, Texas to Rev. John Henry Adams and Louisa Bussey Adams.
He is survived by:
Daughter and Son-in-law, Cristy and Keith Byndom of Center, Texas
Daughter and Son-in-law, Vee and Mitchell Allsbrooks of Rusk, Texas
Son and Daughter-in-law, Clovis Gene Adams, Jr. and Leslie of Rusk, Texas

Five Grandchildren
Four Great-Grandchildren
Seven Sisters
Three Brothers
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from the hours of 1:00pm to 7:00pm at Hicks Chapel. Committal is at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Repass is at Benford Chapel Fellowship Hall in Tenaha, Texas.
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas


Ebenzie Randle, 79 of Center, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Green Acres Nursing Center.

Visitation will be from 11am until 1pm at Revival Tabernacle, Center, Texas on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 with funeral service to follow at 1pm. Interment is at McWilliams Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Triplett officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margie Randle of Center

Linda (Mike) Granger of Houston
Amona (Charles) Nash of Shelbyville
Vanessa (Claude) Randle of Shelbyville

Lester Lewis of Tyler
Rodney (Tonda) Randle of Katy

6 Step-Children, 6 Grandchildren

Brother, Terry (Sharon) Randle of El Paso

Janice Carr of California
Marlena (Jerry) Johnson of California

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


Craig Crocker, 28, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 30, 1988 in Nacogdoches to Willie Bob and Betty Ann (Smotherman) Crocker.

He is preceded death by his Parents, Bob and Ann Crocker, Grandparents, L.B. & Betty Smotherman, Aunt, Sue Walker & Uncle, Charles Paxton.

He is survived by:

Son: Caden Randall Crocker

Brother: Clint Crocker of Huxley

Aunts & Uncles:
Sue & Glen Bolton of Huxley
Randy & Mindy Smotherman of Huxley
Mary Paxton
Hershal Walker of Center

Numerous Cousin & Friends

Pallbearers: Justin Murphree, Jerrod Nutt, Jerrod Holloway, Joey Davis, Nathan Lynch & Judd Clark
Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Hogue, Todd Hogue, Shane Campbell, Pat Paxton & Landon Windham

In Lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to The Burke Center, 2001 South Medford Dr, Lufkin, Texas 75901 attention Kinnie Reina; phone : 936-633-5620 or the website, www.myburke.org, in memory of Craig Crocker,  for treating those in need of substance abuse & mental health.

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


James Delaney Seabourne, was born November 27, 1946, in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Seabourne was the son of Jesse Seabourne and Norma Jean Fox.   James grew up in Northeast Houston.  He graduated from Smiley High School and attended University of Houston.  While in high school he served in the Navy Reserves and later went Active while in college.  Mr. Seabourne served 14 years in the Navy and after his tour was complete he worked as an electrician foreman for many contractors including those that required him to travel around the globe.  James enojoyed playing golf, reading, and spending time watching movies.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathy; sons, Trevor Seabourne of Seabrook, Texas, Jason Seabourne of Pasadena, Texas; mother, Norma Jean Seabourne of Houston, Texas; sisters, Linda Seabourne of Georgia, Cathy Seabourne and husband Marvin Martin of Magnolia, Texas, Karen Steffler and husband Bruce of Houston, Texas; grandson, Dante Seabourne of Galveston, Texas; brother in laws, Jerry Wood and wife Patty of Timpson, Texas,  James Wood and wife Wanda of Houston, Texas; sister in law, Lauri Stout and husband Alan of Austin, Texas; and a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly. 

Mr. Seabourne  was preceded in death by his father;  and sister, Ruth Ann Lofton.

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.


Everett Duke Harbison, 80, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Steve Noble officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Harbison was born May 18, 1935, in Shelby County, to Leon Harbison and Vallie Bell Samford Harbison.  He retired from Center Police Department after 16 years of service and was also Constable in Center for 4 years. Later in life, Mr. Harbison opened EZ Money Pawn Shop and was known for his custom woodwork, making beautiful pistol grips and displays for members of his law enforcement family as well as others. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and New Life Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 61 years: Shirlynn Harbison of Center

Velinda Graves and husband, Ron, of Brazoria
Ricky Harbison and wife, Vicki, of Center
Stephanie Harbison and fiancé, Philip Reynolds, of Center

Jeffery Samford and wife, Jessica, of Brownstown, Michigan
Joshua Worsham of Mt. Pleasant
Erin Howell and husband, Will, of Vidor
Megan Clark and husband, Judd, of Tyler
Kristen Pinkston and husband, Ryan, of Center
Loren Cox and fiancé, Bradley Jones, of Center
Brittany Kimbro and husband, Allen, of Timpson
Britt Matthews and husband, Jake, of San Augustine
Dusty Lout and fiancé, Abby Johnson, of San Augustine

14 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Willie Lynn Shofner and husband, Carl, of Houston

Special Friend: Roy Noble of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Leon Harbison and Vallie Bell Samford Harbison

Pallbearers will be Jeff Samford, Ryan Pinkston, Bradley Jones, Judd Clark, Mike Lengl, Derek Shofner, Marty Shofner and Steve Campbell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Samford, Maxie Eaves, Jimmy Matthews, Philip Baker, Jimmy Faulkner, Roy Noble, Woodie Jernigan, James Moore, Paul Ross, Johnny Hughes, John David Sanders, Walter Shofner, Carl Shofner, Pete Baggett, Pete Cordray, Dallon Permenter and all area Peace Officers.

Memorial donations can be made in Mr. Harbison’s name to New Life Church Building Fund.

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


Sybil Jewel Walker, 93, of Center passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. on  Monday, April 4, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez, Mississippi.

She was born May 24, 1922 in Haynesville, LA to John Perry and Laura Annie (Tanner) Foster. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Laura Foster, Husband, Frank Walker, Brother, Perry Duane Foster and Sisters, Elizabeth Smart, Dorothy Van Orsdol, Evenlyn Brown, Marcelyn Foster & Infant Sister, Maxine Foster.

She is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Gladys & Bob Giddens of Mt. Pleasant
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Danny & Gladys Walker of Conroe
Kirk Giddens & wife, Christy of McKinney
David Walker of Columbia, SC
Dawn Walker Downing & husband, Jordan of San Antonio
Great Grandchildren:
Alyssa Giddens of Dallas
McCall Giddens of McKinney
Lacie & Luke Johnson of McKinney
Joey Walker, Jr. of Kingwood
Cody Walker of Tell City, Indiana
Olivia Jewell Downing of San Antonio
Great Great Grandchildren:
Emma Walker
Julian Walker
Doug Walker of West Monroe, LA 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Memorial service for Harris Allyn Weaver, 69, of Timpson, Texas, son of the late Harris Johnson Weaver and Myrtle Lucile Rice, will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Mr. Weaver was born May 8, 1946 and passed away on March 24, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Harris was raised in Navasota, Texas where he later graduated from Navasota High School. He continued his education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas majoring in Business with a minor in Math. Harris married Linda Beavers in December 2004. Linda always described Harris as her best friend. He was a caregiver, thoughtful, kind, compassionate, and was willing to lend a helping hand no matter the circumstances. His favorite words were to tell Linda, it’s okay, “we’ll get it done little by little.”  

If he wasn’t helping others, Harris might be found tinkering around the house, manicuring his yard, sitting on his back porch watching birds, visiting with his many friends, or playing free cell. He won thousands of free cell games and took great pride in his winning streak. Where ever you found Harris, you would find his faithful Schnauzer, Scruffy, following alongside and making sure all everything was alright in the world.  

Harris could always count on his best friend, Les Matthews, to help him solve the world’s problems. They thoroughly enjoyed their many talks and visits.  Occasionally, you could find one or both of them repairing the potholes on their road.  Harris was extremely passionate about sports and his love was evident each time he coached football from his living room recliner! His favorite sport being football, always cheering on the Navasota Rattlers every chance he got.  In 2014, he and Linda attended his 50th high school reunion where he reminisced the good ole days back at the school he loved dearly.  If he was not rooting on the Rattlers, then he was cheering his favorite college team, the University of Texas Longhorns.

Aside from being Linda’s best friend, he took much pride in being a father and friend to his daughter, Michele Weaver Kooken and her husband, Kerry, of The Woodlands, Texas.  Additionally, he loved all of Linda’s children, Robin Beavers of Timpson, Texas and Brenda Whiteman and husband Jon, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, as each one brought great joy and pride to Harris.  Family was always important to him. 

Harris was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was very close in fellowship with his church family. 

Harris is survived by his wife, Linda Beavers Weaver; daughter, Michele Weaver Kooken and husband, Kerry Jr.; special friend, “Scruffy”; sister-n-law, Monica Weaver; nephew, Matthew Harris Weaver; many nieces and nephews; and an abundance of friends and family that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harris Johnson Weaver and Myrtle Lucile Rice; and brother, Jimmy Ross Weaver.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Avalonia Jackson, 78 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday evening, March 28th at Nacogdoches Medical Center - Center Emergency Department in Center, Texas.

Lay-in-state will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10am until 11am at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville prior to funeral serve which is Saturday at 11am. Wake will be Friday, April 1, 2016 from 7pm until 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Haley Bush Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas with Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Deronda Edwards of Houston, Texas

Minister Laterrius (Shavetta) Jackson of Houston, Texas
Minister Rush Jackson, III of Shelbyville, Texas

8 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Deidra Lynett Perry of Houston, Texas

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


J.M. Jordon, 70 of Shelbyville, formerly of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas.

Wake will be Friday, April 1, 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1pm at Gates Chapel Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas. Interment will be at Gates Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle officiating.

He was survived by:

Son, Cory (Debra) Jordan of Center

2 Grandchildren

Sister, Dorothy (James) Polley of Center

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


Allen Dale Anderson, 83, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A memorial graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2016 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with military honors given by Fort Hood Honor Guards and Masonic Rites given by Sam Samford Lodge #149.

Full Obituary posted March 18, 2016.


Heaven welcomed another Killen angel on Saturday, March 26, 2016, when Jerrie Lynn Killen-Dupre, 65, passed away suddenly at her home in the McClelland Community.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Friday, April 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the chapel, followed by a graveside service at McClelland Community Cemetery.

Jerrie was born January 24, 1951, to George Killen and Mary Lee Lovell Killen, of McClelland Community. She was a very loving, compassionate person, always putting her concerns for others ahead of her own.  She was a very devoted daughter – caregiver for her mother as well as her brother, Charlie.  She never had a thought that did not include them.  Jerrie had a special love and touch for all animals, taking injured animals and caring for them as best she could.  Jerrie will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. We needed her, but Jesus must have needed her more.

She is survived by
Husband: Ben Dupre

Mother: Mary Lee Killen

Sister: Selma Bush and husband, Joe

Brother: Charles Killen

Niece: Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf

Great nieces: Brittany and Brandy

Great Great Nieces: Haleigh and Alexxis

Special Cousin: Doy Hess

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: George Killen
Beloved Sisters: Linda and Glenda Killen
Nephew: Stevie Bush

Pallbearers will be David Estes, Steve Cobit, Paul Taylor and Billy George Smith.

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


Daniel Allen (Buddy) Cantrell passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016, at his home while under Hospice care. Graveside service will be Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at Weaver Cemetery, FM 1970 South, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Stan Britton officiating.

He is preceded in death by his wife Janice Charlene Wilde Cantrell and their son, Samuel Allen Cantrell.  He leaves his daughter Cynthia Cantrell Lewing and her husband, Ronald Lewing, of Tiki Island, TX.; his daughter, Paula Cantrell Harness and her husband, Matt Harness of Mesquite, TX.; grandson, Jake Lewing and wife, Katie Lewing of Seattle, WA.; granddaughters, Megan Harness Cuzen and husband, Ben Cuzen, of Dallas, TX., Sarah Lewing of Houston, TX., and Brittany Harness Smith and husband, Hunter Smith of Newport, AR.; and many close friends.  

Born in Houston, the son of Samuel Tanksley Cantrell and Cleva Allene Tyer Cantrell, he spent most of his younger years in Timpson, TX. near his mothers' birthplace.  

In 1952, Buddy entered service into the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean conflict, and was stationed overseas.  He was released from Active Military Service in 1954, after a serious illness, and sent home with little hope of survival.  His mother nursed him to health, and he was honorably discharged in 1960, earning the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.  

He entered Lamar University on a GI Bill Scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959.  He met his wife, Janice when she was attending Sam Houston State University, nearby.  They were married in 1961, and soon settled in Beaumont.  He worked several years inspecting the radio operations of ships in Beaumont and Port Arthur, and was certified as a Professional Engineer in 1970 before taking a job with the Federal Communications Commission in Houston, where he retired after more than 30 years of service.  Following his retirement, he worked for Texas Association of Broadcasters, traveling across the state with Janice at the wheel inspecting various television and radio stations; she was his personal assistant, taking dictation to type his inspection reports.  He met several notable personalities, and enjoyed his travels with his wife.  They eventually built a home in Matagorda, TX., on the Colorado river, where they enjoyed fishing, shrimping, and crabbing.  Both were avid fishermen, and Buddy often designed and built his own crab traps and fishing gear.  He carried a notepad and mechanical pencil everywhere so that he could sketch out his designs.  

Buddy was a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge in Timpson, for more than 50 years. He served as a Shriner for a number of years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, TX.

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


Alan D. Jones, 47, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones was born February 21, 1969, in Freeport, to Dan Phillip Jones and Brenda Gail Windham.  He graduated from Joaquin High School in 1987 and joined the Marine Corps in 1988. Mr. Jones served in Desert Storm.  He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

He is survived by
Daughter: Brenda Nicole Jones

Dan Phillip Jones II and wife, Jean
Alex Jones

Sister: Katherine Raymond and husband, Donald

Nieces and nephews:
Jacob Jones
Alania Jones
Collin Cooper
Derik Jones
Marissa Cooper
Brayden Raymond

Preceded in death by
Parents: Dan Phillip Jones and Brenda G. Windham
Grandparents: Oscar Alton and Clarese Jones, Doyle and Myrtle Windham
Uncle: Christopher Jones

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust account for his daughter, Brenda Nicole Jones, at Shelby Savings Bank or contact Dan Jones.

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