Alice Jean Barnes, 57 of Lufkin, passed away Wednesday morning at her residence in Lufkin, Tx.

Services will be 1pm Saturday at Triumph Center Church of Center, Tx. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Timpson, Tx. With Pastor Steven Pinkney officiating.

Alice Jean Barnes is survived by:
Chasmon Amie of Lufkin
Elizabeth (Wilbert) Thomas of Palacios
Linda (Andra) Jefferson of Lufkin

3 Grandchildren

Deloris Johnson of Center
Vivian (Leo) Buckley of Center
Patricia (Leo) Williams of Center
Katina Johnson of Center
Victoria Booth of Center

Kenneth (Nichell FoFona) Jones of Nacogdoches
Lawerence (Lali) Johnson of Lufkin
Robert (Shelia) Johnson of Humble

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home


Vantrice Kaye Roland, 55 of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, Bobo. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Timpson with Pastor Jackie Garrett officiating.

She is survived by:

Ravene Roland of Tyler
Vanessa Ratcliff of McKinney

Son, Randle Tremaine Roland of Houston

2 Grandchildren

Edith (Walter) Thomas of Center
Patsy Casey of Tenaha
Betty D. Ratcliff of Tenaha
Elaine Greer of Tenaha
Joyce (Jackie) Garrett of Beaumont

Anderson Polley, Jr. of Center
Roderick Ratcliff of Tenaha

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home


Perry Lee Beard, 58, of Milam, Texas, formerly of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Perry was born on August 21, 1958 to his parents, Joe Bill Beard and Gearldean Curbow Beard.  Funeral service for Perry will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Smokey Beard officiating.

Perry was born in Nacogdoches Texas, raised in the Sheldon community near Houston, Texas.  Although Perry and his family grew up in Sheldon, Timpson was always considered home.  They would travel back home each weekend.  He graduated Sheldon High School and went to work as a contractor for Union Pacific Railroad where he retired after many years.  He acquired the home of his dream 12 years ago in Milam, Texas. This lakefront home would accompany his passion for fishing and hunting.  During his life he enjoyed anything having to do with the outdoors.  Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes. 

Perry loved running lines on the river.  He would many times catch fish as big as him.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.  Perry was considered an awesome cook by many.  When gatherings would occur Perry would always prepare an outstanding meal.  Perry also enjoyed woodworking.  He could just about do anything.  Whatever Perry was doing he was enjoying it.

Perry is survived by:

Son: Perry Lee Beard Jr.

Randy Beard and wife Martha
Terry Beard and wife Carol
Donny Beard and wife Darlene
Ronny Beard

Sandra Beard
Becky Palmer and husband Bobby
Barbara West and husband Michael

Stephanie, Jessica and Hunter Beard

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.  

Perry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry Beard, Tommy Beard; and sister, Shirley Cottongin.

In order to convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


Nancy Marie (Barnett) Evans, 68, Lake Charles, LA passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be prior to the graveside service beginning at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 9, 1948 in Baytown, Texas to Alvin and Myrtie (Gunter) Barnett.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Myrtie Barnett, husband, James Evans and grandson, Kory Owens.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Vavette Blevins of Kileen
Janeene Owens of Moss Bluff, LA
Donnie Owens of Jacksonville, FL
7 Grandchildren
6 Great-Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Maudie Sue & Ruth

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


Robert Earl “Beetle” Bailey, Sr.  died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 88 years of age, in Rancho Viejo, Texas.

Robert Earl Bailey led a very full and vibrant life. Born to Charles Lincoln Bailey and Ethel Norris Bailey on December 22, 1928, in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, he was one of twelve children. As a child, he had a knack for adventure and athleticism, most notability at swimming. This thirst for adventure led him to serve in the US Navy during World War II, along with five brothers, one whom survived the Pearl Harbor Attack.

After returning from the war, Robert E. set off on his next great adventure, joining his sister Kate and her husband Frank Henderson in Texas. There, he married and had three children, Rebecca (Wampler), Mary (Carpenter), and Robert “Chuck” Earl Bailey Jr. Soon after, the family moved to Southern Louisiana where Robert E. worked on the construction and repair of pipelines and petroleum rigs. Always the adventurer, he shared this spirit with his children with the various unusual pets and adventures they had in Louisiana.

A loving and doting father, Robert E. shared many of his passions with his children, in particular, with his son Chuck. Chuck’s biggest fan, Robert E. was a dutiful attendee to the various sports that Chuck participated in, including Major League Baseball as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Later in life, Robert E. married Barbara Ann (George), while working as a Right-of-Way Agent. Married April 30, 1993 in Erwin, Tennessee, he would be married to her until his death.

At 79 years old, Robert E. retired as owner and agent of REB Communications, Inc. They spent their retirement in Nacogdoches, Texas; San Antonio, Texas and Rancho Viejo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by ten of his siblings: Elmer Bailey, Pearl Bailey Ledford, Willie Bailey Clouse, Charlie Lincoln Bailey, Ruth Bailey Fain (wife of Bill Fain), Richard Bailey, Harry Bailey, Cecil Jackson Bailey, Toby Bailey (died as a child), Johnny Bailey (died as a child). Of his siblings, Robert E. is survived only by Kate Bailey Henderson, wife of Frank Henderson.

Along with his sister, Robert E. is survived by many of his large, Tennessee family. They include: Frank Bailey, Harley Bailey, Debbie Ledford, Robin Ledford, Susan Bailey, Michael Bailey, Charles Fain, Richard Fain, Toby Fain, Richard Bailey Jr., Joyce Ann Bailey, Bobby Jean Bailey, Gary Bailey, Jo Bailey Bogart.

Robert E. loved his three children dearly. He is survived by them and their families: Rebecca (Bailey) and John Wampler of Tyler, Texas, Mary (Bailey) and Gary Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; Robert “Chuck” and Marie Bailey, Jr. of Austin, Texas.

Robert E. loved spending time with his grandchildren. Always bringing gifts of the most unusual kind, Robert E. loved spending time with the children, often on their property in Nacogdoches, Texas, his grandchildren will deeply miss him: Jaclyn (Wampler) and Stuart McGuire of Cuckfield, England; Jade Bailey of Austin; Taylor Bailey of Houston; John and Lindsay Wampler, Jr. of Tyler, Texas; Lee and Deborah Carpenter of Houston, Texas; Hunter Bailey of Midland, Texas; Ben Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; and McGregor Bailey of Austin, Texas. Along with his grandchildren, he is survived by his great-grandson, John Harlan Wampler, III of Tyler, Texas and Baby Carpenter of Houston, Texas due in August 2017.

After marrying Barbara, Robert E.’s family grew even larger. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Cindy Smith of Center, Texas; his step-children: Stephanie Hankins, wife of Todd Hankins of San Antonio, Texas and Joseph Ashley and Esmer George of Brownsville, Texas. Their children, his step-grandchildren, include: Carly and Clay Hankins of San Antonio, Texas and William George of Brownsville, Texas.

Robert Earl Bailey, Sr. led an enduring and giving life.  Those that met him knew he had a giving soul, deeply motivated by his faith in God and compassion for others. He excelled at everything he did, from working the oil rigs in Louisiana to acquiring land in Texas, to being a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, everything he did was deeply rooted in love. He will be loved and missed by many.

Pallbearers will be John Wampler II, Hunter Bailey, Lee Carpenter, Ben Carpenter, John Wampler and Chuck Bailey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harley Bailey, Frank Bailey and Gary Carpenter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Interment will follow immediately at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

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

James L. Payne, Jr., “Jamie”, 82, a lifelong resident of Sabine County, passed away in his home, Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born June 24, 1934 to Fronie and Roy Payne, Sr. in Hemphill, Texas.

Jamie graduated from Hemphill High School and received his bachelor’s degree in business from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. He married Ella Frances Griffin (Fran) on August 12, 1967; they were married for 49 years.

Jamie owned and operated Hemphill Motor Co. in Hemphill, Texas for over 50 years following in the footsteps of his father, Roy Payne, who had founded the dealership in the 1930’s. He received the Chairman’s Club Award with Ford Motor Company, Ford’s highest honor, along with numerous other awards.

He was active in the community and served on the board of directors of First Bank & Trust, on the Hemphill School board, on the Sabine County Hospital board, and served as director of Shelby Savings Bank. He was a longtime member of the Hemphill Lions Club.

Jamie was known for his honesty, integrity, and his straightforwardness to tell it like it is. He was a friend and mentor to so many and never knew a stranger.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Fran Payne of Hemphill, Texas; his son, Sonny Payne of Dayton, Texas; his daughters, Paula Pruitt and husband, Ronnie of League City, Texas, Pamela Payne of Dallas, Texas, and Liz Noyes and her husband, Jason, of Dallas, Texas; his grandchildren, Jase Payne of Houston, Texas, Kaitlyn Mayfield and her husband, Wesley, of Pearland, Texas, and Bailey Pruitt of League City, Texas; great grandchild, Wyatt Mayfield; and two nephews, Jimmy Sewell and Robert Sewell of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Payne Sewell.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr Street, Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 301 Hwy 87 S, Hemphill, Texas with Rev. Derrick Hicks officiating and eulogy by Bob Neal.

Pallbearers are Dan Fussell, James Allen Payne, Gaylon Waller, Charles Mitchell, Jimmy Sewell and Robert Sewell. Burial will follow the service in Hemphill Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill, Texas.


Funeral services for Mr. SeDerrick Goodwin, (32) formally of Center, now of Ft. Worth, Texas and Center High School classmate, Class of 2002. Service will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas) Mr. Goodwin died Tuesday, March 6, 2017, due to the result of a car accident.  Rev. Alvin Davis will be officiating.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by:

Wife: SaTadra Jackson

Father: Ricky Daniels and wife Jerdena of Center, Texas

Mother: Debra Edwards and husband, Willie Edwards of Mansfield Louisiana

Children: Brooklyn Goodwin, Malik Goodwin, Aiden Goodwin and Cameron Goodwin all of Ft. Worth, Texas

Brothers: Byron Daniels and Chad Gray of Nacogdoches, Texas
Ashley Taylor, husband Kevin of Ft. Worth, Texas
Kellie Sullivan and Amber Anderson of Little Rock, Ark

Berta Mae Goodwin of Ft. Worth, Texas
Billie Joyce Daniels of Center, Texas

Visitation: Friday, March 10, 2017 Hicks Chapel from the hours of 2:00pm-6:00pm

Committal: Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Repass: Pineywood Outreach Center (255 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935)

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


Donna Jean Morgan, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her residence.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mrs. Morgan was born October 2, 1960, in Mobile, Alabama, to Floyd Schell and Jean Carol Vogelsang Schell.  She loved gardening, fishing, cooking and spending time outdoors in nature.  Mrs. Morgan was very much involved with her children and grandchildren.  She was happily married for twenty-five years.

She is survived by
Husband: Richard Morgan of Tenaha

Amy Workman of Las Vegas
Melissa Morgan of Dallas
Kelly Diedrich of Tenaha
Samantha Morgan and Jacob Clifton of Tenaha


Brother: Steven Schell of Center

Brother-in-law: Neal Stevenson of Center

Father: Floyd Schell of Wyoming

Nieces and Nephews:
Shawn Thomas of The Woodlands
Eric Stevenson of Center
Belinda and Nathan Lazerine of Houston
Joe Turner of Houston

Step Father: Paul and Diana Blumerick of Houston

Preceded in death by
Mother: Jean Carol Blumerick
Sisters: Debbie Stevenson, Diane Thomas

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


Lorene Tidwell McEntire, 94, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Haley officiating.  Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

Mrs. McEntire was born April 25, 1922, in Shelby County, to John Thomas Mims Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims.  She loved cooking, gardening and spending time with family.  Mrs. McEntire was a member of Messiah Baptist Church in Timpson.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sara Byrn of Timpson

Son: Thomas Tidwell and wife, Jayne, of Center

Jimmy Jack Turner
Tasha Turner
Shana Bearden
Elvis Rawlinson Jr.
Mike Rawlinson
Kim Mabley

Jessica Hayden
Jeremy Turner
Jeffrey Turner
Courtney Bearden
Brittney Bearden
Jonathon Bearden
Caleb Rawlinson
Michaela Rawlinson
Brylie Rawlinson
Kinlee Rawlinson
Megan Mabley
Halie Mabley
Madison Mabley
Patrick Turner

Brayden Turner
Michael Turner
Payton Turner
Addysen Bearden
Raegen Richardson
Nate Richardson
Brytli Bearden
Keyston Turner
Raythan Kelley
Jaylen Turner
Brantley Turner
Bracie Turner
Brayleigh Sanford

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husbands: J. E. Tidwell, Cecil McEntire
Grandson: Todd Tidwell
Parents: John Thomas Mims Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims.  
Sisters: Ila Bell Harvey, Joyce Smith, Frances Moore, Marion Gentry, Olga Hughes
Brothers: Charles Mims, Buford Mims, John T. Mims Jr.

Pallbearers will be Elvis Rawlinson Jr., Mike Rawlinson, Jonathon Bearden, Patrick Turner, Mike Seale and James Seale.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Turner, Jeffrey Turner, Jimmy Jack Turner, Dalton Seale and Cole Richardson.

A special thanks to Hospice of East Texas for their compassionate care.

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


L.D. Fields, 56 of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

He is survived by:

Willie Kellum
L.J. Kellum

Alicia Holman (Christopher)
Tammy Wright

Charles McClelland (Almeria)
Jerome McClelland (Concynthia)
Greg Macon (Kim) of Shelbyville

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Robert J. Moore, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held 2pm Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment is at Westview Cemetery, Center, with Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr, officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife: Alise Osby Moore of Center

LaTonya Moore of Center
Jennifer Brinson of Center
Keshia Davis of San Augustine
Ka'Chasmon Moore of Center
Bridgette Moore of Center
TyKeshia Stanley of Center

De'Mauriyen Osby of Center
Antonio Gipson of Center

22 Grandchildren

Doris (Charles) Netherly of Center
Vivian (Jesse) Watts of Center
Jena Moore of Center
Tammy (Ben) Small of Center

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Richard Wayne “Trey” Everett, III, 23, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Joaquin.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Wayne Jones officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Trey was born April 29, 1993, in Baytown, to Richard Wayne Everett Jr. and Kimberle Everett.  He loved hunting, fishing, cooking and working, especially if it included mechanic work.  Trey considered himself a ladies man. He loved music and spending time with his family.  He never lost his smile.  Trey attended Freedom Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Mother: Kimberle Everett of Tenaha

Father: Richard Wayne Everett Jr. and wife, Rachel Kaye Everett, of Tenaha

Sister: Lauren Everett of Tenaha

Step-Sister: Skylar Herbison

Step-Brother: Trystan Herbison

Niece: Harleigh Everett of Tenaha

Richard Wayne Everett Sr. of Stonewall, Louisiana
Brenda Sue Everett of Stonewall, Louisiana
Leroy Kosacz of Austin
Mary Kosacz of Austin

Uncle: Sean Kosacz of Austin

Aunt: Tonia Lynn Peck of Shreveport, Louisiana

Dustin Peck of California
Hailey Kosacz of Austin
Aden Kosacz of Austin

Other surviving family include:
Jay Young
Clint Young
Denny Young
Kenny Young
Jimmy Young
Jesse Young
Linda Young
Hoy Hill Young
Trisha Hill
Ronny Joe Young
Johnny Young
Gregg Fielder
Terry Fielder
Roy Young
Jackie Young
Billy Young
Shawn Young
Billy Young
Keith Young
Junior Young
Doyle Young
Lisa Young

Numerous other relatives and friends

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Young, Hoy Hill Young, Clint Young, Dustin Peck, Denny Young, Dustin Dagle and Kenny Young.

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


Evelyn Lacy Tinsley, 95, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Timpson. She was born on July 28, 1921 in Wolfe City, Texas to Albert Sidney Lacy and Mollie Stone Lacy. A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, Texas, with the Rev. Keith Niager officiating.  

Evelyn grew up in Wolfe City where she received her high school diploma. Although an only child, Evelyn’s first cousin, Mary Helen Reed Watson lived with Evelyn’s parents before she was born. Most people thought that Mary and Evelyn were sisters. On November 26, 1942, she married the love of her life, John E. Tinsley, and the two stayed faithfully by one another’s side until his death in March 1991. The legacy that is their lifetime, lives on in the host of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that are a product of their love. 

Evelyn was a devoted housewife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She thoroughly enjoyed being a mom, but life was even sweeter when she was surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn had a love like no other for her grandbabies, and they loved her just the same. 

She took great pride in being a grandmother and great-grandmother. When she was not surrounded by family, you could find Evelyn reading. She very much loved a good book. In her earlier years, Evelyn was also very faithful in her church, Riverside United Methodist, where she was a member of the choir. She also enjoyed sewing club and was in the Kiwanis Ladies Auxiliary. 

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Evelyn’s caregivers and friends, Glenda and Tonya. She loved these ladies as if they were a part of her family and they loved her as well. Thank you for your deep devotion to our mother and grandmother for those two beautiful years. 

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Margaret Crump and husband, Jim, and Janet Niager and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Tina Crump Meade, J. Michael Crump, Jr., John Crump, Megan Niager, and Jeremy Niager; great-grandchildren, Gaston Meade, Emily Meade, Cullen Meade, Saxton Crump, Liam Crump, Riley Lynn Crump, and Noah Crump; nieces, Patricia Carlisle, Frances Parsons, Beverly Lightfoot, and Rosemary Robertson. 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John E. Tinsley, parents, Albert and Mollie Lacy, and one great granddaughter, Mackenzie Crump.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, visit www.taylorfh.net.


Jo Hairgrove Young, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and dear friend to so many passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Services for Mrs. Young will be conducted at the chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am officiating will be Dr. Wallace Watkins. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 am to service time. Private family graveside services will follow at the Buena Vista Cemetery near Timpson, TX.

Born November 21, 1930 in Timpson, Texas to Wilburn and Pearl Burns Hairgrove, Jo grew up, went to school and spent her early days of life in Shelby County.

Jo graduated from Timpson High School. She attended Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches. Jo and Mike were married February 19, 1949 and were married 59 years when Mike passed on May 23, 2008.

Along with her late-husband, Marion (Mike) Chadwick Young, Jo and Mike raised one son and one daughter. The family made their home in Marshall, Texas. For many years they travelled and lived all over the country with Mike as he was working on the pipeline. Later they opened Young’s Welding where Jo managed the office and the books for her husband and brother –in-law, Buddy Young.

Jo was actively involved in the Symphony League of Marshall and The First Baptist Church.

Jo is survived by her son, Michael C. Young and daughter in law, Laura Koenig Young of Tyler, Texas and her daughter, Joan Young Wortley-Hunt and husband, John Stuart-Wortley-Hunt of Marshall, Texas; her two sisters, Wilma Hairgrove Culp and husband, Paul Culp of Lampasas, Texas and Frances Hairgrove McIntyre and husband, Dudley McIntyre of Timpson, Texas; three brothers, James Edward Hairgrove of Pearland, Texas, Franklin Hairgrove of Timpson, Texas; Bill Hairgrove and wife, Rita Hairgrove of Timpson, Texas; and was preceded in death by her brother, Van Hairgrove of Center, Texas.

Jo also proudly loved and was the devoted grandmother (affectionately called Jo Jo) to Michael Ann Young of Houston, Texas and Mary “Caroline” Young of Tyler, Texas.

Being of a family of 7 brothers and sisters, Jo was most proud her many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Nieces and nephews are Kay Hairgrove Krenek, Becky Hairgrove Cook, Beth Hairgrove Castle, Bobby Hairgrove, David Culp, Linda Culp Floerke, Kent McIntyre, Jan McIntyre, Eddie Hairgrove, Tom Hairgrove, Burt Hairgrove, and those nephews who predeceased her were the late Ronnie Hairgrove, the late Billy Van Hairgrove, and the late Randy Hairgrove.

A special gratitude and appreciation goes to her loving caregivers Frances Buford and Eleanor Morris. And the great team at Hospice especially Sue Perkins and Gabby Sheppard.

Jo will be missed by all who loved her, and whose lives she touched and help to shape.

The Honorary Pallbearers will be her nephews: Bobby Hairgrove, David Culp, Kent McIntyre, Eddie Hairgrove, Tom Hairgrove and Burt Hairgrove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Jo Hairgrove Young. https://www.bcrfcure.org/ The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10022

Clyde Wayne “Bide” Anthony, 73, of Center, passed away March 4, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Anthony was born May 11, 1943, in Shelbyville, to James Vernon Anthony and Lucille Clark Anthony.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He would rather have been on a tractor cutting hay any day of the week.  Mr. Anthony loved fish frys, family gatherings and every moment of time spent with his children and grandchildren. His past few years, he enjoyed his chickens, gardening and spending time with his dog.  

He is survived by
Tammy Thomas of Marshall, Texas
Kim McClain and husband, James, of Monahans, Texas
Denise Shofner and husband, Nathan, of Shelbyville, Texas
Sherry Goodwyn and husband, Brad, of Key Largo, Florida
James Wayne Anthony of Center

Tara Thomas, Debbie Thomas, Emily Chambers, Teagan McClain, Jessica McClain, Ethan Shofner, Abigayle Shofner, Eli Shofner, Madison Goodwyn. Joshua Goodwyn, Jeremiah Goodwyn, Deacon Anthony, Olivia Anthony

Great Grandchildren:
Sydney Maes, Rymengton Chambers

Sister: Gay Nell McCoy

Longtime Buddy and Friend: Don Hooper

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Mother of his children: Kathy Anthony

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Vernon Anthony and Lucille Clark Anthony
Brothers: Charles “Dank” Anthony, Morris Anthony, Royce Chandler

Pallbearers will be Jeb Shofner, Charlie Mitchell, Clifton Porter, Daylon Dunn, Todd Clark and Chris Hancock.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hooper, David Dunn and Randy Alford.

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


Richard Wiley, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, March 05, 2017 at his home.

A memorial service to be held a later date in Pasadena, Texas

He was born July 27, 1937 in Borger, Hutchinson County, Texas to Clifford Cecil and Lily Juanita (Bozeman) Wiley. He served in US Navy. He was previously a member of Sagemont Baptist Church in Houston.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clifford & Lily Wiley, Brother, Dale Wiley & Step-mother, Eunice Wiley.

He is survived by:

Wife: Linda Pouncey Wiley of Joaquin

Cindy Czerny & husband, David of Cold Springs
Vicki Moffeit of Houston
Rickey Todd Wiley of Pasadena

Justin Braly & husband, T’Paul Braly
Steffani Smith & husband, Greg
Natalie Crain
Jacob Wiley

Great-Grandchildren: Gage Braly, Lillian Smith, Lance Smith

Sister: Gwandell Beverly of Deer Park

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends & In-laws

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


Harlene Muckelroy, 78, of Center, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Shreveport, La. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Martinsville. Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Harlene was born July 7, 1938 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Harland and Ruth (Parish) Burnaman. She grew up on a Dairy Farm, where she developed a love for working with animals. She married James Ellis Muckelroy August 31, 1957. They were married for 47 years. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother & grandmother. She was famous for her chicken & dumplings and homemade desserts. She was also an excellent seamstress. She loved making clothes for family members and she made costumes for the 4-H Drill Team for over 20 years. The absolute pride and joy of her life was her four grandchildren. When her health failed her and she was no longer able to attend their activities, she looked forward to seeing pictures and hearing every details of what they were involved in.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harland and Ruth Burnaman, Husband, James Ellis Muckelroy, Sister & Brother-in-law, Sue and Robert Stanaland, Brother, Fred Burnman & Nephew, Steven Ross.

She is survived by:

Ken & Tammie Muckelroy of Center
Katha Wyatt of Center

Seth & Kaleb Wyatt
Tyler & Abbie Muckelroy

Lillie Ross & husband, Houston of El Paso
Helen Brown of Nacogdoches

Cecil Muckelroy & wife, Louise of Lufkin

Sue Burnaman of Spring

Numerous Very Special Nieces & Nephews and a host of friends & family

In Lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Providence Missionary Baptist, PO Box 751, Center, Texas 75935

Pallbearers: Seth Wyatt, Kaleb Wyatt, Tyler Muckelroy, Todd Muckelroy, Bryan Muckelroy & Nick Yanoush

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


Roy Morris Blake, 88, a retired State Senator and Nacogdoches business leader, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his residence.

He was born March 29, 1928, in Nacogdoches to parents Lynn and Pattie Blake.

After serving five years as a State Representative, Roy Blake won a special election in 1978 as State Senator from District 3 to replace the retiring Sen. Don Adams. As a senator, he represented 15 East Texas counties and held many special assignments and committee positions. This district served most East Texas counties, spanning from the Conroe area to areas just south of Tyler. These counties included Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, and Tyler.

Sen. Blake was a member of the First United Methodist Church, along with many other community groups and organizations. For a number of years he operated Roy Blake Insurance Agency in Nacogdoches and was a city commissioner prior to his legislative career.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Deanne (Goodwin) Blake, in 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends and family are invited to visitation from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to offer online memories and condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of T. A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


Bert Fountain, 55, of Center, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh and Bro. Chet Brake officiating.  Interment will follow at Spring Ridge Cemetery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Fountain was born February 28, 1962, in Center, to Lubbert Earl Fountain and Betty Livingston Fountain.  He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying coon hunting.  Above all, Mr. Fountain enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Dana Adams Fountain of Center

Daughter: Hanna Fountain and fiancé, Kurtis Cougler, of Center

Granddaughter: Kali Fountain of Center

Brother: Ricky Fountain of Center

Nephew: Bryan Sumstine and wife, Olivia, of Center

Great Nieces and Nephews:
Cynthia Sumstine
Caitlyn Sumstine
Joseph Sumstine
Mason Sumstine
Scarlett Sumstine

Special Brother-in-law: Richard Faucett

Special Friends:
Bro. Chet Brake
Dr. Richard Baker

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lubbert Earl Fountain and Betty Livingston Fountain
Sisters: Cynthia Gwen Sumstine, Angela Pauline Fountain Faussett, Tina Melinda Fountain
Grandfathers: Clarence Joseph Fountain, Audra Livingston
Grandmother: Jewel Renfro Fountain, Pauline Hendricks Livingston
Nephew: Cord Fountain

Pallbearers will be Jessie “Gary” Fountain, Darren Fountain, Dale Warr, Ronnie Davis, Kevin “Cat” McSwain, Brian Sumstine, Joseph Caldwell, Dale Gene “Boudro” Warr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Fountain, Mark Adam, Marcus Steele, Charles Henry McLemore and Kenneth McLemore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

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


Shelby County’s best “walker” Joseph Olenik, age 65 of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Joaquin as a result of an accident. His pastor, Rev. Paul Silvey stated, “Now he’s walking on streets of gold.”

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey & Bro. Joseph Rowe officiating, burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Joseph or “Joey” was born March 14, 1951 in Lake Charles, LA to parents, Edward & Temple Rose (Bazer) Olenik, who precede him in death.

A birth accident with forceps left Joey mentally challenged and epileptic. He attended public schools until the third grade; he then went to state schools and trade schools in Lake Charles, Leesville and Hammond. He made and sold decorative pillows from state to state for five years with his best friend from Leesville School. Joseph then took a drafting class at age 21 and learned to draw blueprints of houses. This showed more autistic traits. Joseph, along with his mom and younger sister moved to Joaquin in 1970, where his mom’s family lived. Joseph then moved to Shreveport where he ran his own lawn business for twenty years. He also bought and paid for his small home. In 1999, brain surgery alleviated most of his seizures and his family convinced him to retire and move back to Joaquin. He had walked all over Shreveport with his lawn mowers, in spite of the seizures and many more adversities. Joseph did not believe in giving up or giving in. He also didn’t believe people should stop exercising ~ so he began to walk all over Shelby County. Joseph was ornery to his “bossy” sisters, but he prayed for everyone and read his Bible every night. His generous and compassionate spirit and sense of humor will be missed by his family and friends. Joseph was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

A special thanks to his friends, Susie and Nathan and the crew at Subway in Joaquin, and DP and Nick and family at Executive Inn and Suites in Joaquin. They lived out this song to Joseph: “You’ve Got a Friend”. Eternal gratitude is given to Joyce and Steve Cockrell, Rev. Paul Silvey, Jesse the ambulance driver and all the brave group that helped at the accident Thursday night. The family would not have made it through without each of you. He will be missed so very much by many. He was loved and he loved people. But as he often reminded his family of his favorite scripture “We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us”.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward & Temple Olenik.

He is survived by:

Mitzie Duffy & husband, Dan of Arlington
Rosie Deskin of Joaquin
Lessie Olenik of Arlington

Nieces and Nephews:
Deborah Hayes & husband, Allan of Atlanta, GA
Brenda Brutsche & husband, Tony of Arlington
Patrick Duffy & Daniel Berry of Ft. Worth
Rachel Singleton & fiancé, Mark Casteel of Lake Charles, LA
Robert Deskin of Dallas
Billie Deskin of Lake Charles, LA

Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews, Aunts & Cousins

Pallbearers: Steve Cockrell, Mark Casteel, Patrick Duffy, Daniel Berry, Robert Deskin & Billie Deskin

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