05/31/2011

Harold Reeves, 69, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at his residence.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born September 24, 1941 in Galloway, LA to Looney Earl and Margaret Lafaye (Barnett) Reeves.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Looney Earl and Margaret Reeves.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Rhonda Williamson & John Soto of Logansport

Grandchildren:
Lauren Curry Holman & husband, William of Logansport
Zachary Curry & fiancé, Sara of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren:
Drayden Holman
Harleigh Holman
Salaura Holman
Boston Lemione

Brothers:
Bob Reeves & wife, Kathy
Billy Reeves
Johnny Reeves

Host of Nephews, Nieces, & Many Friends

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


Kennith Edward Lock, 64, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at his home. He was born January 1, 1947 in Center to Elzie E. Lock and Willie Ballard Lock. Mr. Lock was a member of North Jericho Baptist Church in Shelby County.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Hale and Bennie Boles officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tommy McMahon, Mike Hurst, Michael Lee Hurst, Jeff Young, Toby Robertson, Randy Carroll and Jimmy McMahon. Honorary pallbearer will be Wayne Bittick.

He is survived by:

Wife of 33 years, Mary Ann Jefferson Lock of Center

Daughter, Bronwyn “Bee” Lock Hart of League City

Granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hart of League City

Grandson, Colby Wayne Hart of League City

Sisters:
Jeanette Lock Watkins of Wimberly
Lynn Lock Nolte and husband, Harold of Waxahachie
Kathy Lock Bailey & husband, Chuck of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Greg and Stacy Watkins of California
Steve and Toresa Watkins of Pennsylvania
Luke and Ginger Garrett of Joaquin
Toby and Melissa Robertson of Center
Kathryn Nolte of Waxahachie
Kristi and Travis Tucek of Austin

Great Nieces:
Alyson Garrett, Lauren Garrett, Whitney Garrett, Savannah Robertson Alexis Robertson, and Brenna Kate Tucek

Special Relatives, Bennie and Anita Boles of Center

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elzie E. Lock and Willie Ballard Lock

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


05/29/2011

Bennie Ferne George, 83, of Pasadena, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at her residence.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 15, 1927 in Shelby County to James Burke and Willie Grace (Cammack) Samford. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Master Degree and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in Education. She was also an Education Diagnostician for Pasadena ISD. In 1973, she received Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America award. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Burke & Grace Samford, Husband, Jimmy George, Sons, Skooter George and Billy Burke George, Sister, Mae Morrow, Niece, Lynn Johnson and Great Great Nephew, Justin McIntyre.

She is survived by:
Nephew:
Ronnie Morrow & wife, Lajuanda of Spring
Nephew:
Roger Johnson of Mt. Enterprise
Great Nieces:
Rhonda McIntyre & husband, Lakel
Melissa Love
Rhonda Carmody & husband, T.J.
Susan Edgar
Great Great Nieces:
Macy Mader
Payton Herrington
Great Great Nephews:
Jason McIntyre
John Mader
Matt Carmody
Tom Carmody
Cody Carmody
Landon Love
Pallbearers:
Great Great Nephews, Jason McIntyre, John Mader, Matt Carmody, Tom Carmody,
Cody Carmody, Landon Love, Great Nephew, T.J. Carmody and Nephew, Roger Johnson

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


Bernadine Bessie Leetch Christian, 91, of Center, she went home to meet her Lord, on May 29, 2011 at Green Acres Nursing Care Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Hopkins and Dr. Charles Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 7, 1920, to Jesse and Edna Leetch in Oto, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Clarence Whitfield Christian on November 15, 1976 and son Charlie, September 8, 1959, Infant Daughter, Nadine Bessie Christian on September 27, 1950 and Brothers, Duane Durman, Darrell Durman, Verlin Leetch and Leland Leetch.

She is survived by:

Children:
Wayne Christian and wife Ava Christian, Bedford, TX
Linda Christian Bomar and husband Irvin Bomar, Joaquin, TX
Millie Christian Alford and husband Rick Alford, Houston, TX
Laura Ruth Christian-Crawford and husband Lyle Crawford, Roanoke, TX

Grandchildren:
Teresa Lemoine and husband, Joey Lemoine, Center, TX
Dr. Charles Christian and wife Edna Christian, Kent, OH
Kevin Christian and wife Christa Christian, Euless, TX
Lisa Hassler and husband James Hassler, Crocker, MO
Capt. Brandon Alford and wife Cara-Lee Alford, Las Vegas, NV
Brian Alford and wife Nori-Lyn Alford, Frisco, TX
Leslie Walter and husband Jason Walter, Murfreesboro, TN
Mylinda Elana Quijada
Tana Bomar McKenney, Joaquin, TX
Curtis McKenney, Joaquin, TX
Ashley Alford Brodie and husband Steven Brodie, Waco, TX
Lyndee Crawford, Roanoke, TX

Great Grandchildren:
Crystal Lemoine Kennon and husband William Kennon, Tuscon, AZ
Jeremiah Reese Lemoine, Center, TX
Weston Lane Christian, Euless, TX
Whitney Lemoine McLemore and husband Patrick McLemore, Center, TX
Alexander Nathan Coutinho, Joaquin, TX
Alana Jade McKenney
Elijah Oliver McKenney
Kiara Cheree Guzman, Center, TX
Jacob Ryan Christian, Kent, OH
Zachary Austin Christian, Kent, OH
Caleb Christian Alford, Frisco, TX
Madison Noel Brodie, Waco, TX
Gabriel Alexander Brodie, Waco, TX
Baby Alford, Las Vegas, NV (12-11)

Great-Great Grandchildren:
Emelia Cheyanne Kennon, Tuscon, AZ
Alivia Skye McLemore, Center, TX
Christian Edwin Kennon, Tuscon AZ

Brother-in-law:
Raymond Modiz, Wildwood, TX

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Funeral services for Gary “Rip” Ritnour, 53, of Huntington will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Jackson Colwell officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow in the Jonesville Cemetery.

Mr. Ritnour was born September 4, 1957 in San Augustine, Texas to the late Sarah “Marie” (Warr) and Herman “Pete” Ritnour, and died Saturday, May 28, 2011 in a Houston hospital.

Mr. Ritnour was a lifetime resident of the East Texas area, and had resided in Huntington since 1984. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and retired from Lufkin Industries following 26 years of service. Mr. Ritnour was an avid motorcyclist and rode a Harley Davidson Street Glide. He was a member of Gypsy MC International - Lufkin Chapter. Mr. Ritnour was a member of the Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Ritnour of Huntington; daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Joshua Glover and Sarah and Cody Spears, all of Lufkin; son, Morgan Ritnour and girlfriend Megan Frazier of Lufkin; grandchildren, Ethan Glover and Sophie Glover, both of Lufkin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janis and Chick Harris of Huntington and Tonja and Johnny Gladden of Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Deanna Finn of Van; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ritnour was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Finn; and grandparents, Simion “Tommy” and Almedia Ritnour and Hooker and Nell Warr.

Pallbearers will be Larry Moore, Ray Mack Mathews, Michael Rowland, David Pirtle, James Covington and James McIntire.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Gypsy MC International - Lufkin Chapter.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


05/26/2011

Joel Edward (Ed) Morgan Sr., 80, well known and respected East Texas businessman, died Wednesday, May 25, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Mr. Morgan He was born in Houston, Texas, to Charles and Callie Stevenson Morgan on October 2, 1930.

Mr. Morgan was a lifetime resident of Nacogdoches and a graduate of Nacogdoches High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. He served in the air force during the Korean War from 1950 until 1954. Mr. Morgan was the CEO and President of Morgan Oil Company for 56 years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ellen Morgan, his parents Charles and Callie Morgan, his brother, Dr. Charles Morgan, and nephew, Charles Morgan III.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Shelton Morgan, their children, Callie Morgan Bricker and husband, Randy; Claire Morgan Jordan and husband, Doug; Julie Morgan Taylor and husband Rick, and Ed Morgan, Jr. and wife Kristen. 10 grandchildren: Jennifer Jordan, Morgan Jordan, Ellen Jordan, Robert Jordan and wife Emily, Caroline Jordan, Shelton Taylor, Grayson Taylor, Ian Morgan, Sam Morgan, and Jed Morgan; 3 great grandchildren; Extended family members include Ab and Hazel Abernethy and their children, Luanna, Robert, Deedy, Maggie, and Ben. Nephews Steve Morgan and Wesley Morgan. Also, his lifelong family friend Clara Jean Flemons, and his beloved co-workers at Morgan Oil Company.

Ed loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Throughout his life, he continued to be proud of his athletic accomplishments and his nickname, “Rabbit.” Ed’s life revolved around his family; he was a devoted son, husband, father, and friend. Ed was loved and will be missed by many. He loved life and lived every day to its fullest.

Pallbearers are Morgan Jordan, Robert Jordan, Ian Morgan, Grayson Taylor, Sam Morgan, Jed Morgan and Travis Clark.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online obituary posted and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Sandra “Sandy” Cooper, 39, of Brookeland, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011 at her home. She was born June 23, 1971 in Center to Harry Cooper and Delois Tarver Cooper.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, May 30, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Arnold Green and Bro. Robert Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shon Cooper, Kyle Tyler, Jason Sims, Stephen Wallace, Scotty Tyre, Dustin Luna, Cade Cooper and Ricky Kelley.

She is survived by:

Mother, Delois Sims and husband, Wayne of Brookeland
Father, Harry Cooper of Center

Sisters:
Missy Cooper Phythian and husband, Charlie of Center
Kristen Miller and husband, Ryan of Center

Brothers:
Harry Cooper, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Silsbee
Robert Redmon and wife, Misty of Silsbee
William Hutto and wife, Jessica of Cincinnati, Ohio

Stepbrothers:
Robbie Sims and wife, Shannon of Lumberton
Shea Sims and wife, Carla of Foley, Alabama

Stepsister, Paula Sims of Fair Hope, Alabama

Also a host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Earl, Sr. and Mary Ann (Mag) Cooper, and Thelma Tarver
Cousins, Chad Sims, Louie Cooper, Jr., and Christopher Sigler
Uncle, Sam Cooper

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


05/25/2011

Mrs. Ora Mae Beard, 83, longtime resident of the Broaddus Community, in San Augustine County, passed away early Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Lufkin, after an extended illness.

She was a custodian for the Nederland Independent School District, and was married to the love of her life James Nelson Beard for 60 years of whom preceded her in death on May 25, 2009. Being baptized as a young women by Luther Blackmon at Pt. Arthur, Texas. She was a very faithful member of the Broaddus Church of Christ where she would attend church in her motor scooter wheelchair.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to be in the Broaddus Cemetery, in Broaddus. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Survivors include: her Daughters: Pat and her husband, Joe Simmons of Pineland, and Pam and her husband, Jimmy Evans of San Augustine; Grandchildren: Scott and Crystal Simmons of Broaddus, Heather and Joey Woods of San Augustine, Cody and Kayleigh Evans of San Augustine; Great-grandchildren: Jessie Logan Woods, Case Aaron Woods, Brenden Gage Evans, Kacen Lane Evans, and Caleb Nelson Evans and Naomi Rene' Simmons, Sister: Medallion Poteet of Magnolia. Brother: Dewey Rash and his wife, JoAnn of San Antonio; Sisters-in-law: Lois Rash of Baytown, Joyce Rash of Lumberton, Sis Rash of Houma, La., Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-Law: Orvis and O'Neida Beard of Nederland, Wilton and Jane Beard of Lumberton, and Tilton and Louise Beard of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mr. James Nelson Beard on May 25, 2009.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Kingsley, Michael Taylor, Mickey Beard, Kirk Hensarling, Garland Wood, and Doyle Davis

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


05/23/2011

Mrs. Sally Louise Jenkins, 78, of Lufkin, passed from this life late Sunday evening, May 22, 2011, in Lufkin.

A native of Shelby County, Texas, she was born to Mamie (Dixon) Jackson and Samuel Jackson on February 22, 1933. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in the Bland Lake Community of San Augustine County, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, with Rev. George Cartwright, Rev. Anthony Jackson, and Rev. Wilbert Simmons and Leland Whatey officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening, May 27, 2011, from the hours of 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine.

Survivors include: Husband: Rev. Melvin Jenkins of Lufkin; Daughters: Mary L. Jenkins of Lufkin, Linda F. Cuney of San Augustine, and Shirley J. Bass of Houston; Son: Melvin R. Jenkins of Lufkin; Sister: Mozelle Smith of Center; Brothers: Maurice Jackson of San Augustine, and Dennis (Nick) Jackson of San Augustine, along with 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Melvin R. Jenkins, Jr., Greggory D. Jenkins, Tharin L. Jenkins, Sr., Leland Watley II, Darrian T. Watley, and Kevin McQueen.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


05/21/2011

David Robinson, 51, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his home. He was born September 23, 1959 in Houston to David O. Robinson, Sr. and Yvonne Robinson Doggett .

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Deven O’Neal officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Simmons, Jimmy Snider, Wesley Bailey, Devin O’ Neal, Chris Snider, Wade Angelo, John Wright and Andy Depaepe.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Toni Robinson of Timpson

Daughters;
Carri Robinson Simmons and husband Brandon of Garrison
Dana Robinson of Garrison

Mother:
Yvonne Robinson Doggett and husband Billy Ray of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Kenneth Robinson of Louisiana
Curtis Robinson of Shelbyville
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Billy Doggett of Center

Special Friend:
Jimmy Snider of Timpson

2 Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper and Kaydence Simmons

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


Martha Graves Jousan, 83 of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Willis Knighton Norht. She was born January 25, 1928 in Brookland, Texas to B.A. Graves and Amy Viola Jones. She was a memeber of the First United Methodist Church of Joaquin. She retired from Joaquin ISD where she worked for 20 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, May 23, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Gill, Larry Hennigan, George Doyen, Randy Shaw, Rodney Dean, Scott Doyen, and Michael Shaw.

She is survived by:

Husband, Frank Jousan Sr. of Joaquin

4 Grandchildren:
Lance Jones and special friend Tiffany of Center
Dr. Dean Jousan and wife Heather of Pontotoc, Ms.
Dr. Mark Jousan and wife Kristin of Center
Sonny Mawson and husband Brian of Kingsland, Ga.

5 Great Grandchildren:
Ethan Mawson, Bradley Jones, Erik Mawson, Cody Jones and Cheyenne Mawson.

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

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Elizabeth Jousan Jones and both of her parents.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com

In Memorary of Ms Martha Jousan the family request flowers and donations to be made to the First United Methodist Church of Joaquin.


Patrick Steven Gandy, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Paris, Texas. He was born September 27, 1958 in Laruel, MS to Mr. and Mrs. Winston Allen Gandy.

Visitation will be held from 9am to 10:30am, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Former wife, Donna Voyles of Elizabethtown, KY

Sons,
Christopher L. Mayhorn and wife Beatrice, of Center
Patrick S. Mayhorn, of Jackson, KY
Joshua Gandy, of Taylorville, MS

Daughters,
Patricia Gandy of Baysprings, MS
Janelle Gandy of Baysprings, MS

5 Grandchildren

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


05/17/2011

Our beloved Grandmother, Fannie Bell 'Polly' Windham, passed away April 17, 2011 at the age 91. Graveside services will be held at Strong Cemetery on Saturday, May 21st at 2 pm. She was preceeded in death by her husband Dartis Windham and two sons Gene Braxton and Tom Braxton. She is survived by her brother, Jessie Martin sister, Christine Carter two sons, Paul Braxton and Kelton Braxton 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.


Lorene Chandler passed away on May 16, 2011, in Nacogdoches. She was born on August 3, 1936, in Swift, Texas to Henry Raines and Dollie Durrett Raines.
Lorene grew up in the Caledonia area of Rusk County, graduated from Mt. Enterprise High School and completed nursing school in 1954. She began her nursing career in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital and continued caring for patients in private practice for 25 years. She went on to co-own and operate Chandler Equipment Company. She became a very knowledgeable business woman in a man's world and was well known and respected by many farmers and ranchers of East Texas.

Lorene loved, guided and had precious relationships with her children. She loved antiques and spent many happy hours at her farm, seeing after the cattle, watching the calves play and flowers grow. She touched many people's lives with acts of kindness and generosity that went untold. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm and quest for a full, happy, productive life.

Survivors include a son, Robert Weaver of Dallas; one daughter, Beverly Heaton and husband, Donald of Redland; two grandchildren, Sara Hutto Thomson and Mark Hutto; great-grandchild, Briley Kate Thompson; sister, Lerlene Raines of Caledonia; two brothers, John Raines and Buck Raines of Timpson; former spouse and close friend, Troy Chandler.

Pallbearers will be Mark Hutto, Tommy Chandler, James Chandler, David Chandler, Augustine Calderon, and Josh Thompson.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 10:00 am at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Kyle Ross officiating. Burial will follow at County Line Cemetery in Rusk County. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from 6-8 pm.

To offer condolence or to sign an online register book please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


05/15/2011

Joe A. Wright, 95, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Mr. Wright was born Feb. 13, 1916.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jim Kingham of Nacogdoches.

Services have tentatively been set for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online obituary posted and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Bruce Dalby, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Center. He was born August 12, 1921 in Center to Ira Dalby and Inez Crenshaw Dalby. Mr. Dalby served in the Navy and was a deacon at Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, May 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Ed Matthews, Judd Matthews, Jody Matthews, Johnny Matthews, Dude Matthews, George Matthews, Duane Lout, Mac Warren and Larry Warren.

He is survived by:

Daughters;
Vicky Warren and husband George of Shelbyville
Brenda Carroll and husband Gary of Center

Granddaughter, Jennifer Gregston of Livingston

Grandson, Danny Carroll of Thibodaux, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Louise Dalby
Great Grandson, Beau Carroll

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


Audria Regina “Mama” Robertson, 59, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Center. She was born March 10, 1952 in Galveston to Omer Ray Cochran, Sr. and Audria Mae Cobb Cochran. Mrs. Robertson was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Mrs. Robertson was a longtime resident of Tenaha and proudly served her community for over sixteen years.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Union Cemetery in Tenaha with Judge “Dude” Jones officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Vaughn, Johnny Vaughn, Kenneth Robertson, Jason McDonald, Jeff Stewart, and James Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Thompson, Matt Linebarger, Rodgers Cochran and Troy Parrish.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to assist with final expenses.

She is survived by:

Husband, Kelly Robertson of Tenaha

Sons;
Jack Thompson and wife Leslie of Anthem, Arizona
James Watson of Beaumont
Michael Vaughn and wife Carrie of Longview
Johnny Vaughn and wife Consuella of Longview
Kenneth Robertson and wife Meagan of Tenaha

Daughters;
Renee Acker and husband Dwayne of Tenaha
Michelle McDonald and husband Jason of Tenaha

Daughter-in-law, Pam Whitton of Joaquin

Eighteen Grandchildren

Brothers;
Raymon Cochran and wife Stacy of Pasadena
Ronal Cochran and wife Diane of Longview

Sister, Roxanne Kent and husband David of Commerce City

Numerous family and friends, as well as a number of “Adopted Kids” of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Omer Ray Cochran, Sr. and Audria Mae Cobb Cochran
Brother, Omer Ray Cochran, Jr.

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


JoeAnn Vaughn Stolich, 67, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at her residence in Center. She was born February 12, 1944 in the McClelland Community of Shelby County to Forrest Glynn Vaughn and Annie Bell Reynolds Vaughn.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, May 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Pastor Keith Rose officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters;
Regina Danley and husband Rowdy of Center
Melinda Williams of Center

Son, Michael Stolich of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandi Adkison, Shawn Danley, Kyle Danley, Miranda Williams, B. J. Williams, William Blake Gann, Morgan Gann and Kyle Denby.

Five Great Grandchildren

Brother, Glynn Vaughn of Center

Sister, Judy Guidry of Orange
Sister, Betty Jones

Very Special Friend, Jerry Russell of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Forrest Glynn Vaughn and Annie Bell Reynolds Vaughn
Son, Edwin Biondillo

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


05/14/2011

Edward Ray “Ed” Furlow, Edward Ray “Ed” Furlow, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elumbaugh and Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 2, 1924 in Shelbyville to James Thomas and Vera (Permenter) Furlow. He retired from Enterprise Products and he also retired from Joaquin ISD where he drove a school bus for 10 years. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist in Joaquin and a member of Teamsters Local 568 in Shreveport, LA. Mr. Ed loved hunting and fishing & he dearly his family and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by Parents, James and Vera Furlow, Wife, Ima Furlow,  Brother, Harold Furlow and Sister-in-law, Gracie Furlow.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Carla Adkison & husband, David of Shreveport

Son:
Morris Wayne Brown & wife, Sally of Joaquin

Daughter:
Beth Brown Lee & husband, Harold of Lake Conroe

Grandchildren:
Cheryl Clemens, Billy Watson, Tim Brown,
Shannon Wheless, Douglas King, Jr.,
Casey Adkison and Shane Adkison

12 Great Grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
J.T. “Shorty” Furlow & wife, Sally of Huxley
Royce Gene Furlow of Many, LA
Alma Furlow of Logansport, LA

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Pallbearers:
Harry Furlow, Larry Furlow, Lennis Holt,
 Wendall Coker, Tom Permenter and Tony Davis

Honorary Pallbearers:
Tommy Lilly, Bert Furlow, Clifford Hamilton & Randy Garrett
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


05/13/2011

Rosa “Rose” Lee Holloway Willoughby, 64, of San Augustine, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2011 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital. She was born September 16, 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Leo Holloway and Daisy Alberta Noble Holloway.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 13, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Rev. Dale Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Willoughby, Shane Willoughby, Alan Willoughby, Justin Willoughby, Clayton Wright, Shelby Willoughby, Kevin Whitton and Dillon Benefield. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Borders and Nowell Borders.

She is survived by:

Husband, Wayne Willoughby of San Augustine

Son, Shane Willoughby and wife, Sylvia of Zavalla

Daughter, Shannon Willoughby Benefield of San Augustine

Step Son, Michael Willoughby and wife, Dori of Colorado

Grandchildren:
Cody Thompson, Ryan Gray, A.J. Thompson, Alan Willoughby, Amanda Thompson, Justin Willoughby, Jazmin Moody, Shelby Willoughby, Clayton Wright, Dillon Benefield, Ashlyn Willoughby and Kristen Willoughby

Seven Great Grandchildren

Uncle, Dee Noble and wife, Ella

Aunt, Ola Nobles

Niece, Wynelle Houston and husband, Rueben

Great Niece, Rachel Houston

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Very special cousin, Marilyn Johnson

Brother-in-Law, Alvis “Buddy” Willoughby

Sister-in-Law, Maxine Oswalt

Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law, Charles Chambliss and wife, Betty

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Daisy Holloway
Sister and brother-in-law, Nelda Jean and Leon Bartley
Son, Ray Thompson

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


05/10/2011

Charles Ray Walker, 69, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2011 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 30, 1941 in Center to Austin and Ruby (Smith) Walker. He worked for Tyson for 12 years and he also worked for Quick Lube here in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Austin & Ruby Walker, Wife, Tina Stanfield and In-Laws, Ernest & Essie Stanfield

He is survived by: Son:
Keith Walker & wife, LaDonna of Camden, Ark

Daughter:
Carla Meshell & husband, Ernest of Center

Son:
Richard McGee & wife, Glenda of Center

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law:
Robert Stanfield & wife Melissa

Numerous Friends

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


Harry J. Surginer, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 10, 1932 in Longview to Gilliam Henry Surginer and Kate “Bea” (Soape) Hoard. He was retired from the US Air Force. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Kate “Bea” Soape and Gilliam Surginer and Brother, J.P. Surginer.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Betty Surginer of Tenaha

Children:
Linda Spencer of Springdale, Ark
Gwen Maxwell of Shreveport, LA
Patty Harantcavage of Diana, TX
Kathy Bounds of Carthage
Roy Surginer of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Brandy Beasley of Carthage
Amber Isbell of Carthage
Randall Behrens of Shreveport, LA
Ryan Bailey of Longview
Brandon Bounds of Carthage
Alexia Ford of Henderson
Gregg Spencer, Jr. of Springdale, Ark
Haley Landtroop of Carthage
Garrett Spencer of Springdale, Ark

10 Great Grandchildren
Host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers:
Greg Spencer, Sr., Greg Spencer Jr., Ryan Bailey,
Joey Maxwell, Dale Walace and Randall Behrens
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Betty Jean Merrill, 63, of Shelbyville formerly of Huxley and Louisiana, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at her residence.

Family and Friends will have a gathering on May 21, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Hosston, LA.

She was born February 18, 1948 in Vivian, LA to James Richard Graves and Jonnie Ruth (Moore) Graves.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Billy Merrill, Father, James Richard Graves and Sister, Rita Schmidt.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Jonnie Graves of Shelbyville

Children:
Tonya J. Black & husband, Doug of Derry, NH
James A. Merrill & wife, Tanya of Atlanta, TX
Larry P. Merrill of Tulsa, OK

Grandchildren:
Robert J. Black of Derry, NH
Kyle C. Black of Derry, NH
Tiffanie M. Merrill of Shreveport, LA
Jon R. Merrill of Shreveport, LA

Sister:
Sandra Garren & husband, Johnny of Blanchard, LA

Great Grandchildren:
James Richard of Shreveport
Mathew Dwayne of Shreveport

Nieces & Nephews:
Stan, Danna & Micki

In Lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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

05/09/2011

A graveside service for Mr. Alan Charles Williams, age 59, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at New Hope Cemetery in Milam, TX, with Rev. Steven Shotzman officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Williams passed away on Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at his home in Carthage.

Alan Charles Williams was born on Feb. 28, 1952 in Center, TX to A C Williams and Jimmie Opal Williams. He graduated from Hemphill High School with the class of 1971. Mr. Williams served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He married Alice Marlene Wright on Oct. 9, 2008, in Texarkana, AR. Mr. Williams worked as an operator for Luminant Mining for over 30 years. He moved to Carthage over 30 years ago from Sabine County, TX. Mr. Williams was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carthage. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother, Daniel Earl Williams.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Marlene Williams of Carthage; two step-daughters, Heather Allen and husband George of the Woods Community and Allison Charles of Carthage; two step-sons, Warren Noble and wife Angela of Little Rock, AR and Colin Noble and wife Shay of Marshall; six step-grandchildren, Devoni Allen, Rebecca Galloway, Ben, Nikki, Connor, and Cannon Noble; one step-great-grandchild, Elizabeth Galloway; two brothers, Wayne Williams and wife Frances of Lumberton and Martin Williams and wife Debbie of Brazoria; one nephew, Channon Williams and wife Brandy of Kountze; four nieces, Cindy Parrie and husband Eric of Zwolle, Delana Williams of Lumberton, Holly Soderman and husband Sam of Pearland, and Marci Reyes and husband Jason of Brazoria; two uncles, Waydean Williams of Center and Carmon Williams of Milam; and one aunt, Sandra Newman of Spring.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Channon Williams, Larrah Wright, Mike Hildebrand, Kevin McAlister, Aalon Williams, Wesley Boren, Jessie Adams, and Cabot “Kabo” Baker.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Panola College Foundation, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


05/06/2011

Benna Dell Russell was born February 18, 1919 in Bronson, Texas to Matthew Hamilton (Hamp Stephens) and Dovie Smith Stephens. She died May 5, 2011 at Woodland Heights Medical Center, Lufkin, Texas.

She was graduated from Center High School as Valedictorian and was also Valedictorian of her Nacogdoches Beauty College graduating class. She was married to Desmon Sidney Russell on November 17, 1937 until his death May 17, 1996. She was an active member of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church for over 70 years and was secretary of the Rebekah Sunday School Class. She enjoyed singing and was a member of the Senior Choir. She loved her God, her church, her family and her many friends. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener, an accomplished seamstress and a wonderful cook. In her later years, she pursued genealogy and authored her own biography. She also enjoyed birdwatching.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children and their spouses: Charles Ray and Suzanne Russell, Lynda and Bob Melton, Carlyn and Duncan Garner, all of Lufkin, and Deborah and Alan Webb of Vidor. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren and spouses: Craig and Melissa Russell of Austin; Robin Melton Allen, and Bob Melton, Jr. and Mona of Lufkin; Carl Russell, Houston; Cathy and Mark Kettering of Diboll; Angela and Ismael Monroig, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Tamara and Phillip Adamo, Cannonsburg, Penn.; AIC Alan David Webb, Moody AFB, Ga.; Tammy and David Miller and Amy and Allen Rush, all of Lufkin. She also had 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

She is also survived by her sisters: LaFaye Perkins, Sue Farris, and Maxine Malnar and brother-in-law, Harold, all of Lufkin. Also brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Margie Stephens and sister-in-law Murel Thomason, all of Center.

She is also survived by her loving care givers Sherry Johnson, Elvia Silvia, Rebbecca Reeves, Demicia Mandoza and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her husband, Desmon Sidney Russell, a brother, T.O. Stephens, and an infant grandson.

Pallbearers will be: Bob Melton, Jr., Alan David Webb, Craig Russell, Carl Russell, Robert Russell, Russell Allen, Zach Allen, and Mark Allen.

The family extends our appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Woodland Heights Medical Center for their compassionate care. We also thank the staff of The Meadows for their loving care of our mother over the past 4 years.

Services for Mrs. Russell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lufkin’s First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond St., Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


05/04/2011

Donnie Ester (Joe Boy) White, age 75, of the East Liberty Community passed away Monday, May 2, 2011 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital. He was born October 16, 1935 to Donnie White and Lillie Ratcliff.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 12 noon - 1 pm prior to the services which will began at 1 pm at East Liberty Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Curtis Archie with interment to follow at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty White of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter, Machelle Lathan of Center

Sons:
Donald White of Center
Joe Nathan White and wife Sue of Center

Two grandchildren and four great grandchildren

Brother, Lorenzo White of Anderson, AL

Sisters:
Verna Smith of Dallas, Texas
Roena White of Center, Texas


John Ray Cooks, Sr, 64 of Tenaha passed away April 28, 2011. He was born to James Cooks and Evelyn Ford in Gloster, LA. He moved to Tenaha where he met his wife of 48 years, Lula Mae Cooks. They lived and loved one another for 48 years honoring the covenant that they made with and for the Lord, being a dedicated husband, father, and a dedicated friend.

Services will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas with Minister Natalie Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:
Wife, Lula Mae Cooks

Son, Johnny Ray Cooks

Daughters:
Jarhonda Cooks
Isharicka Roland

Brothers:
C.L. Cooks
Willie T. Cooks

Sister, Pearlie B. Boykin Cooks

Grandchildren: Jericka Lanea Moore, Jarhonda Keyshun Cooks, Jasmine Monique Cooks, Malique Antwan Cooks, John R. Cooks, III, Zaykivious Tutt, D'KayDen Moore, Ladarren Cooks

Special Friends:
Robert Jean Richard
Steve Arline

Sister-in-Laws:
Betty Jo Cooks
Claudia Goodwin

Special Sister-in-Law, Patsy Ann Goodwin

Brother-in-Laws:
Asie B. Goodwin
Romie L. Goodwin
Larry W. Goodwin

Preceding him in death: Son, John Ray Cooks, Jr.; brothers, Harvey Lee Cooks and Jessie James Cooks; his mother-in-law, Sarah Goodwin; sister-in-law, Sarah Goodwin; sister-in-law, Juanita Roland.

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


05/03/2011

Terry Raymond Burch, 57 of Stanley Louisisana, passed away at his residence on May 3, 2011.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisisana.

Services will be held at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 with Bro. Dennis LaFleur officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

He was born on July 12, 1953 in Orange, Texas to Troy and Emily Burch.

He is survived by wife Linda Burch.

Two Sons, Terry Gene Burch and wife Kim of Center Tx, Jason Troy Burch and wife Tammy of Center Tx.

4 step sons Colin Broadus of Long Branch Tx, John Blunt of Stanley La, Jason Blunt and wife Becky of Stanley La. Jeremy Blunt of Logansport,La.

Mother, Emily Burch of Stanley La.

Sisters, Lonna Crawford and husband Steve of Stanley La, Carla Caston and husband David of Stanley La, Joanna Cortinez and husband Shane of Stanley La.

Brothers, Jeffrey Burch of Longview Tx, Jacky Burch of Stanley La.

15 grandchildren, and a host of famliy and friends that love, respect, and will miss him dearly.

Preceeded in Death by his GrandParents Martha and Lonnie Burch, and Raymond and Hazel Boyd, Father Troy Burch, and Former wife Tonja Hughes Folsom.


05/02/2011

Elton Fenley, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at his residence.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 17, 1936 in Nacogdoches to Elva Norris and Viola (Bates) Fenley. He was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Elva Norris and Viola (Bates) Fenley; wife, Ruth Fenley; daughter, Patsy Lander; sister, Thelma Fenley; brothers, Zeno Fenley, B.J. Fenley and Johnny Fenley; and son-in-law, Tommy Moss.

He is survived by:
Children:
Glenn Fenley & wife Laurie of Baytown
Tommy Fenley & wife Francine of Splendora
Anita Moss of Center

Grandchildren:
Misti Whittley & husband, Bill, Brandon Fanestiel & fiancé Nickie Hughes, Lacy & Lucas Fenley
Noah Fenley & wife Amanda, Eric Moss & wife Karen, Barrett Moss, Justin Moss & Vincent Page & wife Stephanie

Great Grandchildren
Truit, Christopher & Taylor Whittley
Aedan, Connor & Nolan Fenley
Kale Moss
Blake, Madison & Camden Fanestiel
Ryder Fenley
Chloe Fenley
William & Jacey Page

Brother:
Lamar Fenley & wife Frances

Sisters-in-law:
Nelva Fenley

Host of Nieces and Nephews, Numerous Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:
Noah Fenley, Eric Moss, Justin Moss, Barrett Moss, Connor Fenley
Brandon Fanestiel, Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley and Christopher Whittley

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

04/29/2011

Kali Ann Leone, 13, died April 27, 2011, in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin after a long illness. She was born on Nov. 26, 1997, in Jasper, TX, to Wesley Leone and Bonnie Denby. Kali was a member of the Hemphill Missionary Baptist Church and has lived in Hemphill all her life.

Kali is survived by her father and step-mother Wes and Brandy Leone of Hemphill, her mother Bonnie Denby of Pineland, her grandmothers Gail Leone of Hemphill and Carolyn Denby of Grapevine Community, her grand father Horace Denby of San Augustine, her great grandmothers Claudine Jones of Etoile and Ruth Denby of San Augustine, five brothers; Logan Leone and Preston Fruge both of Hemphill, Tyler Moss, Kyle Denby and Cade O'Rear all of Grapevine, her sister Abigail Leone of Hemphill, and numerous family and friends. Kali was preceded in death by her grandfather Oliver Leone.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St, Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 30, 2011, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Gravelhill Cemetery near Hemphill.


04/27/2011

Charles H. Powdrill, 78, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at his home. He was born October 19, 1932 in Shelby County to Truitt Powdrill and Maggie McNeese Powdrill. Mr. Powdrill was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and Joaquin Masonic Lodge No. 856. He served as a Military Policeman in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Vance Green officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Peggy Woodfin and husband, Neil of Center

Son, Mike Powdrill and wife, Sheila of Joaquin

Daughter, Melissa Powdrill Bailey and husband, John of Center

Grandchildren:
Amy Woodfin Romero and husband, Carlos of Houston
Phillip Woodfin of Tyler
Mandy Powdrill of Joaquin
Tyler Bailey of Center

Step Sister, Glenda Wallace of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Ruth Powdrill
Son, Allen Powdrill
Grandson, Michael Todd Powdrill
Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


Funeral service for Mr. Elmer Wayne Jernigan, 64, of Littles Chapel will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 4:00 pm at Laird Funeral Home with Col. Wayne Black, (Ret.) officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Jernigan was born on August 17, 1946, in Woden, Texas to the late Ernest Sterling and Jewel Lee Hargrove Jernigan. He passed away peacefully on Monday, April 26, 2011 at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer.

Elmer attended school at Chireno. He served his country in the US Army in the Vietnam War. Elmer married Norma Simmons on November 5, 1970 and she survives him. He liked gardening, farmwork, hunting and fishing. Elmer had worked as a truck driver for the past 28 years and he enjoyed shooter black powder guns. He loved his family, adored his granchildren and dancing. He was a member of the Swift Masonic Lodge 678, Melrose Volunteer Fire Department, Southern Confederate Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nacogdoches.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Norma Jernigan of Littles Chapel; son, Wayne Jernigan and wife, Michelle of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Miranda Holliman and husband, T.J. of Melrose and Donna Holliman and husband, Mike of Melrose; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and good friends.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Jernigan, Albert Chancellor, Lynn Bass, Will Lane, Josh Holliman and Jay Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Jernigan, Alex Amerson, Jay Beard, members of the Swift Masonic Lodge #678, Southern Confederate Veterans and the Melrose VFD.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 5-7 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


04/26/2011

John Lawrence Evans, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at a Houston hospital. He was born September 19, 1955 in Woodville to Tommy Earl Evans, Sr. and Laurence Johnson Evans. John was a member of First United Methodist Church in Joaquin.

At the family’s request, Mr. Evans has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Randy Smith officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Karen Kay Evans of Joaquin

Son, Steven Robert John Evans of Joaquin

Brother, Tommy Earl Evans and wife, Jo of Sulphur Springs

Sisters:
Barbra Yost and husband, Dr. Fred Yost of Boling Green, Kentucky
Wanda Steen and husband, Paul Steen of Woodville

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends

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


Alton Lee “John” McCarty, Sr., 50, of Houston, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at a Houston hospital. He was born June 8, 1960 in Houston to Arthur Carl McCarty and Mattie Loucille Rayburn McCarty. He was a member of Baptist Bible Church in Houston. Mr. McCarty was retired from Percy Quinn State Park in Mississippi.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Weldon Blackman officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Barrios, Chris Barrios, Josh Clark, Mike Escobedo, Mark McDonald, Rayford Cain and Lee McCarty.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Marla McCarty of Houston
Kimberly Wheeler and husband, Daniel of Katy
Tina Schwaab of Katy

Son, Lee McCarty of Houston

Granddaughters:
Hannah and Emily Wheeler

Sisters:
Lucy Barrios of Houston
Laura Grace Clark of Houston

Brother, Charles Elton McCarty of Houston

Mother of his children, Beverly Ginther

Also a number of cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arthur Carl McCarty and Loucille Rayburn McCarty
Great Nephew, Nicholas Escobedo

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


04/24/2011

Glenda Joyce Atchison, 58, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her home. She was born October 22, 1952 in Lufkin to G.J. Phillips and Glenda Golden Phillips. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Miller, Matthew Miller, Jeremy Evans, Dale Hall, Mr. Lucky Gardner and Carlton Harris.

She is survived by:

Loving Husband of 32 years, Bob Atchison of Center

Daughter, Amy Atchison of Center

Sons:
Curtiss Hurst & wife, Kerrie of Teague
Daniel Atchison of Teague
Bobby Atchison and wife, Shanna of Center

Step Mother, Sue Phillips of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Raylee Wilburn, Brady Atchison, Cade Meamber, Ashlynn Midkiff, Ethan Midkiff, Abigail Hurst, and Tyler Hurst

Brothers:
DeWayne Phillips and wife, Anne of Huntington
Daniel Webster and wife, Bobbie of Huntington

Sisters:
Pamela Webster of Huntington
Mary Sue Smithhart of Lufkin
Sheila Wydman of Oklahoma

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of special friends and extended family

Preceded in death by:
Moma and Paw, Fannie and Melvin Golden
Mother, Glenda Webster
Daddy, G.J. “Tip” Phillips
Brothers, Eddie Phillips and Ray Phillips

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


04/23/2011

Funeral Service for Brittian Allen Thruston, 95, will be Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 am at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel. Interment will follow at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Martinsville.

Allen passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Nacogdoches. Brittian Allen Thruston was born September 25, 1915 to Henry A. and Laura Ellen Brittian Thruston. He lived in Nacogdoches County his entire life with the exception of stints in the U. S. Navy in World War II, U. S. Coast Guard, and U. S. Merchant Marines. He spent a total of 43 years at sea, ending his career as Ship Captain in the U. S. Merchant Marines.

He married LaVerne Martin on January 22, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas, where she resided during his service in World War II. They were happily married for 69 years.

He retired to his home place of 354 acres adjoining the Attoyac River, continuing his love of farming and ranching. He had a great respect for the outdoors and loved fishing and hunting. He was also a great storyteller.

He served as a deacon at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He was an active member of the San Augustine Rotary Club and Rotary International.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Thruston of Martinsville; daughter Laura Rowe and husband Charles of Center, Texas; son, Wallace Thruston and wife Isabel of Santa Barbara, California; grandson Jason Butler and wife Helen of Round Rock, Texas, granddaughter, Jennifer Jones and husband Kevin of Center, Texas; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Tiffany Butler of Round Rock, Texas; Collin, Ryan and Camille Jones of Center, Texas.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a loyal friend to many.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am until service time on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.


04/22/2011

Joseph Liker, 22, of Center, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 in Center. He was born November 22, 1988 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Dennis M. Liker and Becky Barreraz Liker. Joseph Liker was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Center.
 
Visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Dodson officiating.

Pallbearers are Justin Gilchrist, Justin Adkinson, Jorge Martinez, Jimmy Moore, Humberto Martinez and Nathan Hathorn

Survivors include:
Parents, Dennis and Becky Liker of Center
Brother, Jonathan Liker of Center
Sisters, Ashley and Angela Liker of Center
Grandmother, Frances Weaver of Center
Grandmother, Bea Perez of Princeton, LA
Grandparents, Chuck and Aida Stafford of Seagoville
Also Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
And a host of friends

Proceeded in death by:
Grandfather Vicente Barreraz and Dennis J Liker, Brother Joshua Liker
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


04/21/2011

Maurine Chambers Sanders, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born July 31, 1925 in Sabine County to Ivy Chambers and Susie Horton Chambers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Floyd Wright and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Pallbearers will be Michael Stringer, Jason Stringer, Dustin Adams, Casey Sanders, Morgan Sanders and Joe Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Williams, Justin Williams and Brandon Sanders.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Harlon Sanders and wife, Carrie Lee “Tince” of Normangee
Donald Sanders and wife, Donna of Nacogdoches
Mike Sanders and wife, Cindy of Center
Rusty Sanders and wife, Kim of Tenaha
Dusty Sanders and wife, Brandi of Center

Daughters:
Becky Hlliard and husband, Rex of Nacogdoches
Sharon Stringer and husband, Dennis of Center
Debbie Adams and husband, Gene of Nacogdoches

Thirty One Grandchildren, Forty Five Great Grandchildren, Five Great Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, James “Jack” Sanders
Son, Harold Sanders
Daughters, Sue Preston and Jacqueline Sanders
Grandchildren, Richard Sanders, Jackie Shaw, Dedra Sanders , and Caley Sanders
Four Great Grandchildren

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


James La'Vint Bohn Eaden, 4 months, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Dallas Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born December 13, 2010 and his parents were Monica Lamborn and James Eaden of Timpson.

Services were held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11am at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas with Pastor Cedrick Grace officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

His survivors are father and mother James Levent Eaden and Monica Lamborn, two sisters, Angel Eaden of Dallas, Chasity Eaden of Nacogdoches; grandparents, Onetta Eaden and Darren Mills of Dallas, James Hooper of Timpson, Louise Foote and James McKee of California, Micheal Lee Lamborn Sr. of Lufkin, Margot Evans of Nacogdoches; three aunts Nykieuta Jackson, Kasey Jackson, Oneisha Jackson of Lake Jackson, TX; two uncles Justin Lamborn and Michael Lamborn of Lufkin, TX, Great grandparents Ollie Mae Yarbrough of Timpson, TX, Bille Gail Hooper of Timpson, TX, Oneal and Lucille Jones of Garrison, TX; great great grandparents Annie Jane Yarbrough; great aunt Ramona Wade of Garrison, TX, Ann Hooper of Dalas, TX, and Debra Hooper of Timpson, TX; great uncles Ryan Eaden of Timpson, TX, Mack Eaden of Garrison, TX, and Delwyn Benton of Longview, TX.

He was preceded in death by his great grandfather O'Neal Suell, one cousin Yoshu Benton, and one great great grandfather Oscar Yarbrough.


Mr. Joe L. White, 65 of East Liberty Community passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born to Joseph White and Etta Mae White of Shelby County, Texas.

Visitation will be held at Community Funeral Home Friday, April 22, 2011 from 10am - 9pm. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 23, 2011 at East Liberty Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop roosevelt Swindle officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:.

Mother:
Etta Mae White of Center

Sisters:
Mae Ella Moore and husband Wille of Center
Mae Allice Walker and husband Charles of Center
Rose Ella McDaniel and husband Jessie of Mansfield, LA

Brother:
Charles Ester White and wife Venita of Center

And a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Joseph White
Daugher, Kemi LaShaun Cleveland
Sister, Linda Gaye Williams,
Nephew, Ervin Dewayne Williams


Evie Cecil Adams ,92, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Tomball, Texas. She was born on October 22, 1918 to William Franklin Hite and Maude Soape Hite.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Klein Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, April 21, 2011 at Adams Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

She was preceeded in death by:

Parents: William Franklin Hite & Maude Soape Hite
Husband: Willie O. Adams
Daughter: Kellie Adams
Brothers: Henry Hite, Dewitt Hite, Cleburn Adams
Sisters: Frances Courtney, Murlene Baker

She is survived by:
Children: Waymon Adams, Eva Doxey & husband Bobby, Mary Harrington, Brenda Adams, Kenneth Adams

Grandchildren: Michael, Sheri, Omera, Olan Ray, Amber, Kevin & Jared
Numerous Great Grandchildren

Brothers: Osburn Adams & wife Laverne, Wilburn Adams & wife Boots, Harlan Adams

Sister: Nellie Sample

Along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Services are under the direction of Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main, Tomball, Texas. 281-351-7233


04/20/2011

George Raymond Walters, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his home. He was born November 11, 1949 in Houston to George Dorman Walters and Mollie Almeda Strong Walters.

At his request, George Raymond has been cremated. Family and friends will have a memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana with Bro. Michael Joe Byrd officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Barbara Walters

Sons, Christopher Paul Walters and wife, Janet of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Leann, Devon and Kyle of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Mike Walters and wife, Cathy of Joaquin
Dorman Walters and wife, Paula of Duncan, Oklahoma
Richard “Dicky” Walters of Louisa, Kentucky

Sisters:
Pamela Contreras of Louisa, Kentucky
Kim Weisbach of Duncan, Oklahoma

Special Friend, Sylvia McLaughlin of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George Dorman Walters and Mollie Almeda Strong Walters
Grandparents, Ollie and Onie Strong
Son, Raymond Duane Walters

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


Kenneth Hampton Clifton, 72, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Colonial Pines Nursing Center in San Augustine. He was born October 21, 1938 in Shelby County to Sidney Ferrell Clifton and Susan Belle Armstreet Clifton. Mr. Clifton was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, April 22, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mary Weipert Clifton of San Augustine

Son, Michael Ray Clifton and wife, Shonda of Tenaha

Daughter, Angelia K. Esquivel and husband, Lalo of Angleton

Grandchildren:
Jacob Clifton, Lisa Esquivel, Charles Esquivel, Reagan Clifton and Jackie Esquivel

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sidney Ferrell Clifton and Susan Belle Armstreet Clifton
Son, Kenneth Bryan Clifton
Brothers, Charles Wayne Clifton and Kelton Clifton
Grandmother, Annie Armstreet

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


Henry Miller, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. He was born September 17, 1925 in Shelby County to Carroll F. Miller and Willie Brittain Miller. Mr. Miller served in the US Navy during WW II and was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011 at Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jackie Edge Miller of Center

Daughter, Carolyn Cochran and husband Larry of Center

Sons:
John H. Miller, Jr. and wife Kay of San Antonio
Steve Miller and wife Susan of Round Rock

Grandchildren:
Gregg Miller and wife Tabitha
Paul Miller and wife Amber
Andrew Cochran and fiancé Jordan
Erik Miller
Taylor Miller Williams and husband George
Morgan Miller

Great Grandchildren:
Alexandra Miller
Parker Miller
Ian Miller
Gage Pfiefer

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Carroll F. Miller and Willie Brittain Miller
Sister, Vera Miller
Brother, Calvin Miller

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


04/18/2011

William Maurice “Uncle Bill” Holt, 74, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born May 25, 1936 in Center to Sim Holt and Nellie Mae Holt. Mr. Holt was a member of Short United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Short Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Extended Family:
Kelly & Regina Robertson of Tenaha
Renee and Dwayne Acker
James Watson
Michael & Carrie Vaughn
Johnny & Consuella Vaughn
Michelle & Jason McDonald
Kenneth & Meagan Robertson
Pam Whitton

Also a number of other extended family members

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


Funeral services for Mildred Ann “Millie” (Formby) Thrift, 70, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Garrel Faulkner and Bro. Freddie Bird officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Ms. Thrift passed away April 18, 2011, in Nacogdoches.

Born July 29, 1940, in Houston, TX, Mildred Ann Formby Thrift was the daughter of the late Jack Formby and Cecilia Mildred Thevenot Gremillion.  After the death of her father when she was 3 years of age, Mildred was reared by her beloved daddy Ford Gremillion.  She received a nursing degree and was a registered nurse for many years in Baton Rogue, LA, Houston, and Center, TX.  Millie also received a teaching certificate from the University of Texas in Tyler.

Survivors include son Mike Thrift and wife Terry of  Timpson; daughter Claudia Ann Thrift of Humble, TX; brother Charles Gremillion of New Roads, LA; sisters Janece Booth and husband Dr. William Booth of Big Canoe, GA and Patty Heatherington and husband Max of Corpus Christi, TX; granddaughter Ashley Dawn Thrift and fiance Oscar of Waco; grandchildren Kirsti and Kaden Arvello of Timpson and Kooper Owens of Timpson; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In addition to her parents, Mildred Thrift was preceded in death by Ralph Thrift.

Visitation will be held 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, at Taylor Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Johnnie B. Bailey, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at her home. She was born March 8, 1918 in Shelby County.  Mrs. Bailey was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Short Cemetery with Bro. Don Noble officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Jerry Barlow & wife Rhonda of Center
Bobby Barlow & wife Betty of Center

Daughters:
Lillian Williams of Dallas
Clara Clary of Dallas

Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, J. High Bailey
Daughter, Estelle Carroway

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


04/15/2011

Funeral services for Golda (Williams) Graves, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes and Rev. Brad Graves officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Ms. Graves passed away April 14, 2011, in Garrison, TX.

Born January 19, 1918, in Stockman, Texas, Golda Mae Williams Graves was the daughter of the late David Lee and Elizabeth (Rhodes) Williams. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and received a teacher’s certificate from Stephen F. Austin State Teacher’s College. In 1956 she graduated as valedictorian from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She spent her adult life as a school teacher and lab technician. Golda also found time for her love of travel. She visited all of the states, including Alaska three times, and journeyed into eastern Canada and Mexico. Each winter she was a “snowbird” in the Texas Valley. Golda was a member and faithful supporter of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Richard Clanton Graves and wife Rita (Johnson) of Timpson; sister Wanda Williams Horn of Kirbyville; grandson Rev. Brad Graves and wife Wendy of Timpson; granddaughter Ginger Young and husband Thomas of Timpson; and great grandson Gannon Graves of Timpson. In addition to her parents, Golda was preceded in death by brother Heber Williams and 2 sisters: Maureen Moore and Marie Crawford.

Visitation for Golda Graves will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements.


Rev. James “Jim” Bradley, 53, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his home. He was born July 9, 1957 in Pasadena to James Ronald Bradley and Glory Dawn Lacewell Bradley. Rev. Bradley had been a United Methodist minister for eleven years. He was a member of the American Legion, and was a board member for the Hope Clinic and Tenaha Housing Authority. Rev. Bradley also served in the U.S. Navy.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday, April 18, 2011 at First Methodist Church in Tenaha. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 18, 2011 at First Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Rick Sitton officiating. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel in Houston County.

He is survived by:

Wife of thirty two years, Leslie Bradley of Tenaha

Sons:
Wes Bradley and wife Victoria of Germany
Ron Bradley of Tenaha

Daughter, Katie Weeks and husband William of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Bradley and Mary Ann Bradley

Mother, Glory Cooper of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Pam Porter and husband Charlie of Nacogdoches
Linda Walker and husband Jimmy of Humble

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Ronald Bradley
Brother, Keith Wayne Bradley
Niece, Anne Harrell

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


John Ballard born January 20, 1949 in Marshall, Texas passed away on April 12, 2011 at the age of 62. He attended Center Texas ISD and received his bachelors from SFA. He was a beloved man, son and father along with being a successful business man in the Deer Park Area. Before becoming a business owner he was a police officer for the Pasadena Police Department.

He is preceded in death by his parents Waymon and Effie Ballard, brothers Weldon Ballard, Bob Ballard and Charles “Buster” Ballard.

He is survived by his son Peter John (PJ) Ballard and wife Elizabeth and daughter Kaylee. Sisters Barbara Calderon and Virginia Lout Helms and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will be having a private service to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the charity of your choice.


04/14/2011

David Wayne Eaves, age 49 of Lufkin, passed away, Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Graveside service will be 3pm, Friday, April 15, 2011 at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Ford officiating. No Visitation is planned.

David was born July 29, 1961 in Houston, TX to Parents, Buddy Eaves and Evangeline (Ketterling) Eaves Crawford.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Buddy Eaves, Uncles, Floyd, James, Bobby & Jackie Eaves and 1 aunt, Erma Jean McGee.

He is survived by:
Mother, Evangeline Crawford of Center
Sister, Pamela Kay Goodwin of Joaquin
2 Nieces, Melissa & Rachael Jones of Joaquin

Numerous Aunts, Cousins and Friends

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


04/12/2011

Funeral services for Dessie Marie Hooper Knight, 73, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Elzy Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the Wallace Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Knight was born April 11, 1937 in Center, Texas to Vernice (Gipson) and Carter Hooper, and died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in a local hospital. She had resided in Lufkin most of her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. Knight loved to paint and play the piano, and she loved God. She was a member of the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Billy Knight of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Lee Adams of Pollok; daughter, Lois Stokley of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Barbara Knight of Huntington; grandchildren, Bryan Adams of Pollok, Tiffany Knight of Round Rock, Albert Stokley of Birmingham, Alabama, Angela Williams, Daniel Knight, Chris Knight and wife Ashley, all of Lufkin, Shelbi Knight of San Marcos, Adam Stepherson, Jacob Justus and Shelby Justus, all of Huntington; great-granddaughter, Destiny Williams of Lufkin; brothers and sister-in-law, Travis Hooper of Huntington and Verlon and Thelma Hooper of Center; sisters, Essie Soape and Vivian Luman, both of Aiken; brother-in-law, J.W. Knight of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Opal Satterwhite of Nacogdoches; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Knight, Bryan Adams, Albert Stokley, Daniel Knight, Jacob Justus and Adam Stepherson.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


Glen E. Ross, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 31, 1932 in Shelby County to James Odis Ross and Ruth Barron Ross.  Mr. Ross served in the Army during the Korean War.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae, Bro. Michael Dickerson and Bro. Coy Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Doggett, Larry Wayne Doggett, Kenneth Rowles, Mike Oliver, Jeremy Oliver and Bryan Glen Hooper.

He is survived by:

Wife, Noble Ruth Woodfin Ross of Center

Daughters:
Joyce Ann Ross Atwater & husband O.T. of Bentonville, Arkansas
Brenda Kay Luman Doggett & husband Lessley of Logansport, Louisiana

Son, Paul Hollis Luman, Jr. of Center

Grandchildren:
John Paul Doggett, Larry Wayne Doggett & friend Krissy,Michelle Amberson and Jamie Amberson Daniel

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Elaine Ross of Vidor

Brother, Reed Ross of Longview

Sister-in-Law, Barbara Ross of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James Odis Ross and Ruth Barron Ross
Sister, Marie Ross Oliver
Brothers, Billy Don Ross and Jimmy Clyde Ross
Brother-in-Law, J.C. Oliver

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


04/11/2011

Vallie C. Wood Walker, 92, of Chester, passed away, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Woodville Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville with a 1:30 graveside service at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. Officiating will be Ardie Brown.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Vallie was born October 18, 1918 to Lewis Anthony & Fronie Cordelia Warr Wood in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Tyler County.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, E.B. "Bo" Walker; sons, Hollis Walker & Pearl Louis Walker; and infant daughter, Wanee' Walker.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Walker of Warren; daughters, Wanda Hue of Prairieville, LA and Debbie Walker of Woodville; sister-in-law,Dorothy Wood of Lufkin; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to:  U.T.M.B. Blocker Burn Unit, Attn:  Development Office, 301 University Blvd, Rt. 0148, Galveston, Texas   77555.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.


Services for W. “Earl” Jackson, 56, of Diboll, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery.

Cherished and adoring husband of Monica, loving and devoted father to April Kristin and Jennifer Tara. Earl was born December 23, 1954 to Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Jackson of Center. He graduated from Center High School in 1973, where he excelled in baseball and football and also played basketball. He was a star pitcher in both high school and college and was offered a minor league contract by the San Francisco Giants, which he declined because of the rule of that era that prevented obtaining future scholarships after any affiliation or commitment to a professional baseball organization.

After graduation, he received a full football scholarship from Stephen F. Austin State University, but later decided to leave SFA football at the urging of his teammate, Rodney Paulette, for Angelina College in Lufkin to play baseball, Earl's true sports calling. He would always say "he may have blown a full football scholarship, but thanks to Paulette, he had found "his baby- Monica, the girl he was going to marry."

After obtaining a criminal justice degree from Angelina College, he served as an Angelina County Juvenile Probation Officer under then-judge Claude Edward Welch. Later, he joined the Lufkin Fire Department, where, as a rookie, he received the prestigious American Red Cross Certificate of Merit, the highest award given for life saving efforts, personally signed by President Jimmy Carter and presented to him by then-Congressman Charles Wilson.

His wife, Monica, and his daughters, April and Jennifer, were his love, his life and his inspiration and was surpassed only by their love, devotion and adoration for him. To April, her daddy was "her hero and her everything," but to Earl, his "heroes" were his baby daughters and they meant everything in the world to him.

To face this world without our dad and our hero seems an impossibility. No husband or father could ever be more loved... and our world has forever lost its sunshine.
Earl's angel, Jennifer Tara, lifelong best friend David Rawlinson and favorite cousin Joe Jackson preceded him into Heaven, in addition to numerous friends, relatives and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Monica, daughter, April, mother-in-law, Odell Temple and brothers Sammy, Jerry and O'Neal and their wives, Billie Jo, Diane and Carolyn and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers are David Murphy, John Barry Porter, Kenneth Floyd, Kenny Tucker, Roger Cope and Johnathon Temple.
Honorary pallbearers are Sammy Paul Tucker, Phillip Camp, Kenneth White, Hal McClelland, Carl Bryan, Ted Lovett, Cody Sewell, Lee Thompson, Kenny Cole, Clay Samuels, Larry Sanders, Christian Weathers, Mike Gipson, Dustin Ledford and LeeFran Skelton.

A collection of pictures of our beloved Earl and his family may be viewed at Facebook.com under "EarlMonica Jackson."

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


Marianne Daw Gordon, 78, of Portland, Oregon, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at her home. She was born December 11, 1932 in Joaquin to M.D. Daw and Perdita Miller Daw. Ms. Gordon was of the Baptist Faith. She was known for her love of people and ability to make everyone laugh and have a good time. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 15, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Steve Cockrell, Harold Irish, Chris Holstead, Austin Carriker and Joe Strickland.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Bob Gordon and wife Melanie of Port Orchard, Washington
Shing Gordon and wife Shelly of Portland, Oregon

Grandchildren:
Ellen Gordon, Olivia Gordon and Anna Gordon

Sister-in-Law, Carolyn Daw of Center

Niece, Suzanne Hunt-Coppell

Great Nephews:
Austin Cariker and Jackson Hunt

Father of her children, Bert Gordon of Port O’Connor

Also a number of other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, M.D. Daw and Perdita Miller Daw
Brother, Sam Daw
Niece, Mary Angela Daw

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


04/08/11

Peggy Marie Broadway, 64, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, April 08, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Jordan II officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 19, 1964 in the Dreka Community to Albert Windham and Sally “Edna” (Duncan) Golden. She was a member of Timpson United Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Albert Windham and Sally “Edna” (Duncan) Golden and Daughter Shelia Broadway, Step-Father, Clyde Golden, Brothers, Travis Windham and Jewel Windham, Sisters, Sue Windham and Evelyn, Windham.

She is survived by:
6 Children:
Lisa Dupree & husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches
Teresa Ford & husband, Ricky of Tenaha
Tammy & Chris Tyre of Center
Nancy Lawhorn & husband, Jerry of Tenaha
Melvin Broadway, Jr. & wife, Janet of Huxley
Michael Broadway of Center
Grandchildren:
Josh Dupree
Jason Dupree
Justin Dupree
Chris Ford
Kristi and Issac Rosas
Bradley Ford
Jordan Ford
Michael & Stevie Howard
Matthew Howard
Mallory Howard
Hylary Broadway
Trevor Broadway
Daniel Lawhorn
David & Nora Lawhorn
MiKayla Broadway
Karley Broadway
9 Great Grandchildren:
A Loving Church Family and Host of Friends
Brothers & Sisters:
Vernell Hooks
Sharon Lewis & husband, Ralph
Don Roy Windham
Keith & Lori Windham
Pallbearers:
Michael Broadway, Jordan Ford, Bradley Ford, Daniel Lawhorn,
David Lawhorn, Michael Howard, Jr., Jason Dupree and Justin Dupree
Honorary Pallbearers:
Josh Dupree

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


04/07/11

Bertha Catherine Emmons, 97, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Hospital. She was born January 23, 1914 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Adolph Ambrose Poissoit and Josephine Poissoit. Ms. Emmons was a member of Maranatha of San Leon. She worked in Children’s Church, Sunday School and was missionettes director.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 8, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Joyce Jackson of Sherman
Dorothy Forbis & husband Jack of Timpson
Patsy Jo Stroud & husband Bill of Whitesboro
Beverly Dickinson of San Leon
Gail Allums & husband Danny of Crockett

Sons:
Eugene Emmons & wife Janice of New Caney
James Emmons of Allen

Daughter-in-Law, Dorothy Emmons of Bedford

Twenty Six Grandchildren, Thirty Great Grandchildren and several Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Edith Emmons of Liberty

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Adolph Ambrose Poissoit and Josephine Poissoit
Husband, Richard Irvin Emmons
Son, Billy Gene Emmons
Son, Roger Doyle Emmons
Daughter, Geraldine Emmons
Grandson, Tommy Gene Forbis
One Brother, Six Sisters

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


Freddie Lewis Gipson, 60 of Garrison, Texas passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born October 10, 1950 to Earnest Gipson Jr and Earsie Mae King

Visitation will be held from 6pm - 8pm on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Community Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2pm at Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with Carlos Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Brothers:

Freddie Lee Gipson of Nacogdoches
Alford Glenn Gipson and wife, Tina of Nacogdoches
George Gipson of Nacogdoches
Joe Lewis Gipson and wife Pam of Tyler
Samuel Gipson of Garrison
Phillip Gipson of Garrison
Roger Gipson and wife, Andrea of Whitehouse, Texas

Aunts:

Glenda King
Linda King

Uncles:

Mark Gipson of Tyler, Texas
Robert Williams of Garrison

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


Ida Louise Switzer Snider, age 91, of Brownwood passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Louise was born June 4, 1919 in Comanche County, Texas to Samuel Oscar and Susie Ida Switzer. She married J. B. Snider on March 20, 1945 in Coleman, Texas. Louise was a housewife and a member of Early First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Snider was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J.B., a son Larry Eugene Snider, a son-in-law James Ernest Rice, brothers; Winfred Switzer and wife Estella, O.B. Switzer and wife Pauline, and Lewis Switzer and wife Bonnie.

Survivors include; one son, Johnny Snider and wife Elaine of Center, Texas, a daughter Janice Rice-Sheffield and Phillip of Brownwood, five grandchildren; Hayden Snider and wife Kelli of Center, Haley Link of Center, Jeffrey Rice and Gabrielle of Brownwood, Joshua Rice of Brownwood, Jonathan Sheffield of Brownwood, four great-grandchildren; Faith Snider and Sutton Link, both of Center, Jayden Kennamer and Amiyah Rice, both of Brownwood.


04/06/2011

Alice Sargent, 91 of San Augustine, TX passed away Saturday, April, 2011 at San Augustine Medical Center. She was born January 30, 1920 in Lufkin, Texas to Oscar Leonard Beaird and Margaret Virginia Christi.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 from 5pm - 8pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Shiloh Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with Bro Frank Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in San Augustine County.

She is survived by:

Grandson: Charles Edward Snider of Fort Worth

Granddaughter: Deonna Carol (Snider) (Carter) Ramos of Houston

Great-grandson: John Terry Carol Carter of Haslett

Great-granddaughters: Erin Nicole Carter, Geneen Rose Ramons, Nichelle Lee Ramos

Several great-nieces and great-nephews

Online obituary and condolences can be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home 316 W. Columbia, San Augustine, Texas.


Enrique “Henry” Arcibar, 48, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha with Mario Orellana officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 06, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 7, 2011 from morning until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home and visitation will also be Friday morning from 10:00 until service time at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He was born July 13, 1962 in San Diego De La Union, GTO to J. Refujio Arcibar and Mariano Aguilar.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Esperanza Arcibar of Center

3 Children:
Angelica Morales & husband, Genaro of Center
Josue “Joshua” Arcibar of Center
Daniel Arcibar of Center

Parents:
Refujio Arcibar & Mariano Aguilar Arcibar

Brothers & Sisters:
Jose Arcibar & wife, Yolanda
Amador Arcibar & wife, Lorenza
Mauricio Arcibar & wife, Emelia
Manuel Arcibar & wife, Maria Soledad
Arturo Arcibar & wife, Maria Leonor
Rejelio Arcibar & wife, Romana
Maria Elena Camarillo & husband, Gerardo Camarillo
Lourdes Arcibar
Irubiel Arcibar

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


04/04/2011

Funeral services for Frances Geraldine (Bogue) Graves, 82, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Rex Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Graves passed away April 4, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born July 10, 1928, in Timpson, TX, Frances Graves was the daughter of the late Hollis E. Bogue, Sr. and Mary Estella (Crump) Bogue. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1945 and was married to Ross Graves, Jr. on December 7, 1946 in Center, TX. Frances was a bank teller at Cotton Belt State Bank in Timpson, and then she and Ross owned and operated Graves Texaco in Timpson for 30 years. She was also a member of First Christian Church, Timpson, and served many years on the Timpson Ministerial Alliance Board.

Survivors include son Randy Graves and wife Sheryl of Gary, TX; daughters Renee’ Aube’ and husband Gene of Heath, TX and Rhona Mackey and husband Gerald of Timpson; 6 grandchildren: Eric Graves and wife Kayla of Kingwood, TX, Todd Graves and wife Soni of The Woodlands, TX, Jerry Mackey of The Woodlands, Ryan Mackey and wife Carmen of Center, TX, Meredith Aube’ of Austin, TX, and Paul Aube’ of Tyler, TX; and 4 great grandchildren: Ashton and Jaxon Graves and Falon and Ivy Mackey.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by husband Ross Graves, Jr.; 2 brothers Hollis E. Bogue, Jr. and James Bogue; and sister Bette Von Bogue.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit http://www.taylorfh.net

Memorial donations may be made to Woodlawn Cemetery, P. O. Box 369, Timpson,TX 75975 or First Christian Church, P. O. Box 727, Timpson, TX 75975. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside service for Geraldine “Jerry” Watson Crawford, 82, of Pearland, TX, formerly of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Mrs. Crawford passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Houston, TX.

Born October 8, 1928, in Garrison, TX, Geraldine Watson Crawford was the daughter of the late John Foster and Tommie Rowena (Allgood) Watson. She graduated from Garrison High School in 1946 and was married to the late Robert “Shorty” Crawford. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church,Timpson.

Survivors include her son Robert Crawford and wife Cindy of Pearland; 4 grandchildren Robby Crawford and wife Whitney, Ricky Crawford, Jaimie Lynn Bartlett and husband Robert, and Tiffany McKenna; 5 great grandchildren: Shelby, Cameron, Kerstie, Brennen, and Caitlin. In addition to her parents, Jerry was preceded in death by husband Robert “Shorty” Crawford, son Kenneth Wayne Crawford, 1 brother, and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Tom P. Chandler, 78, of Center passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Center. He was born April 2, 1933 in Pasadena to Lawrence Homer Chandler and Myrle Bigham Chandler. Mr. Chandler was a master plumber and a member of Plumbers Local Union #68. He proudly served his country in the Army. Mr. Chandler was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at McClelland Community Church with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the McClelland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Pruitt, Nathaniel Pruitt, Bobby Allgood, Larry Allgood, Randy Allgood and Tom Ansley.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Terri Chandler Cupp of Largo, Florida
Ramona Chandler Pruitt and husband David of Seabrook

Son, Tom Paul Chandler II of Center

Granddaughters:
Renaye Hanson of Centerville
Sara Patton of Huffman

Grandson, Nathaniel Paul Pruitt of Seabrook

Great Granddaughter, Kayleigh Patton of Huffman

Great Grandson, Chase Patton of Huffman

Sisters:
Evelyn Frazer of Center
Ruth Bishop of Center
Alice Ansley of Gary
Jerrie Chandler of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lawrence Homer Chandler and Myrle Bigham Chandler
Brothers; Homer Dean Chandler and Noble Ray Chandler

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


 

04/01/2011

Gregory Doyle Warr, 63 of Sherman, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 30, 2011.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 4 at Waldo Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday in the Old Salem Cemetery near Center, Texas.

Gregory was born February 12, 1948 in Center, Texas to the late Doyle and Lynne (McSwain) Warr. He attended Stephen F. Austin University after graduating from Center High School, and continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Greg was employed by Texas Instruments in Houston. He transferred to Sherman in 1978 and retired from T I in 2010. On July 4, 1986, Greg married the love of his life, Mary in Pottsboro, where they lived for 22 years. In 2008, they moved to Sherman. Greg was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Greg loved to work with his hands whether it be in his shop or yard. He loved nature and was a conservationist of plants and wildlife. He had a passion for history and genealogy and enjoyed studying and reading, all things from biographies to physics. He loved to travel with his Mary, camping and exploring new places, but happiness always abounded when the two of them were together.

Greg is survived by his wife, Mary of Sherman; son, Randy Warr of Baton Rouge; daughter, Nicole Warr of Houston; daughter, Kimberly Housley and her husband Theran of Lehi, Utah; son, Tim Leggett and wife Jennifer of Loveland, Colorado; son, Joe Leggett and wife Janette of San Antonio; nine grandchildren, Joey Leggett, Camile Leggett, Hunter Leggett, Julia Leggett, Holden Leggett, Tyler Leggett, Laura Leggett, Alexa Housley, and Theran Housley, Jr.; brother, Zack Warr and wife Gayle of Tenaha, Texas; nephews, Rodney Warr and wife Ilene and Matt Warr and wife Emily; niece, Rhonda Warr; and his faithful red lab, Copper.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The register book can be signed on line at waldofuneralhome.com.


Mrs. Lois Wilburn, age 89, was born March 4, 1922 to John R. and Alice Ora (Eddins) Carpenter in Shelby County. She entered into rest March 31, 2011 in Lufkin.

She worked in chicken houses for many years. She was a member of Whiterock Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons Jerry Lee Wilburn and wife Beulah of Silsbee, William Glenn Wilburn and wife Kathy of Center; daughter Louise Bennefield of San Augustine; grandchildren Donna Ann Fontenot, Helen Woods, Michael Wilburn, Paul Jason Wilburn, Sean Kevin Wilburn, Clayton Bennefield, Sharon Clark; numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband William Clayton Wilburn; 3 brothers and 4 sisters - Jay Carpenter, Clyde Carpenter, Audrice Carpenter, Bill Gilbert, Maxine Gaston, Maureen Hardy, Aladoris Reed.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 4:30 P.M. at Wymans Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating and burial will follow in Munnerland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Pallbearers will be Sean Kevin Wilburn, Clayton Bennefield, Tim Hardy, Sheldon Hardy, Martin Fontenot, Chris Fontenot, Jeff Carpenter, Kenny Carpenter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Hardy and Robert Carpenter.


Mrs. Inez Sparks was born January 31, 1926 in Hemphill, Texas, to Bronson and Marie (Patterson) King. She entered into rest on March 30, 2011 in a Tyler Hospital.

She was retired from San Augustine ISD where she had worked for many years as a teachers aid. She was a member of the Bridge Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in San Augustine.

She is survived by her son H.B. Sparks and his wife Charlotte of Center; daughter Debra Adkins of Tenaha; grandchildren Ashley Golden and D.D., Hillary Sparks, Tanya Byley, Clifton Byley and Amanda, Winter Ogeda, Tiffany Anderson, Timothy; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Charlotte Walker and Trent of Lufkin; sisters-in-law Betty Jean Cartwright, Frances Maxwell, Claudine Selden, Agnes Sparks; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; husband Hugh Sparks.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Sara Barbaree and Bro. Jim Moss officiating and burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday April 2, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

03/30/2011

Jerry Lloyd Waller, 66, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 at Neuville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 25, 1944 in Shelby County to Granville Columbus and Luna Elizabeth (Parker) McSwain Waller. He served in the US Army. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Granville and Luna Waller, Brothers, Billy Ray Waller, Earl Lee Waller, Harvey Dell Waller and Calvin Vernon Waller.

He is survived by:
3 Brothers:
Jesse Kay Waller of Center
Alton Roy Waller & wife, Glenda of Center
Aaron Wayne Waller of Beaumont

3 Sisters:
Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Carolyn Denby of DeRidder, LA

Sister-in-law:
Deborah Waller of Center

A Number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & a Host of Friends

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


Leo Edward Greathouse, 77, of Joaquin, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Twin Lakes Nursing Center in San Augustine surrounded by his loving family.

Leo was born to the late William and Nellie Greathouse on August 29, 1933 in DeKalb, Texas. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1950 and received a degree in Accounting from the University of Houston in 1960. Leo served our country in the Army in the early 1950’s and was stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he met his wife Carol. They married September 1, 1956.

He worked in the natural gas and pipeline industries in the accounting department, living in Chicago, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah. Leo returned to Houston and retired in the late 1980’s and moved back to East Texas where he went into the chicken and cattle business.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Frank Thompson and Bro. Grady Fountain officiating. At Leo’s request, he will be cremated and his ashes will be spread at his son’s ranch in Joaquin.

Those who will cherish his memory are:

His wife of 54 years, Carol Lynn Heckler Greathouse of Joaquin

Sons:
Kevin Greathouse of Center
Glen Greathouse and Linda of Joaquin

Sister, Betty Hall of New Boston

Brother, Roy Greathouse of Florida

Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends

Leo was a devoted husband and father and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the San Augustine Rodeo Committee, 129 E. Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972.

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


Charles Buron Robison, 92, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at his home.  He was born August 13, 1918 in Shelby County to Charles Buron Robison, Sr. and Tommy Lois Brittian Robison.  Mr. Robison was a pioneer chicken farmer, having been only the second to build chicken houses in Shelby County.  He was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 1, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Tommy Robison & wife Nelda of Center
Jerry Robison & wife Debby of Center

Grandchildren:
Thomas Buron Robison & wife Naomi of Grapevine
Robbin Telese Robison of Timpson
Anthony Hales of Start, Louisiana
Aidon Hales of Start, Louisiana
Kathryn Jones of Start, Louisiana

Great Gradchildren:
Derick Prience, Carla Goodwin, and Thomas Buron Robison, III

Special Caretakers:
Bridgett Hudman and Brandi Hudman

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charles Buron Robison, Sr. and Tommy Lois Brittian Robison
Wife, Imogene Robison
Brother, Thomas Trib Robison

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


03/29/2011

Donna Peace, 46, of Center, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 1, 1964 to Donald Gene and Bobbie Ann (Lampley) Hataway. She graduated from Tenaha High School and she graduated from Panola Junior College with a LVN degree. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Bobbie Ann (Lampley) Hataway, Grandparents, Hebert and Beatrice Lampley and Odessa & A.M. (Tobe) Hataway.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Randall Peace of Center

Daughters:
Tarah Peace & fiancé, Jason Rudisill of Nacogdoches
Reagan Peace & fiancé, Kevin Link of Center
Hilary Peace of Center

Son:
Nathan Peace of Center

Grandson:
Braxton Lee Rudisill of Nacogdoches

Father:
Donald Gene Hataway of Tenaha

Brothers:
Donald Gene Hataway, Jr.
Ronnie Hataway
Don Hataway & wife, Brenda of Joaquin

Father-in-law & Mother-in-law:
J.M. & Wanda Peace of Center

Numerous Other Family Member & Friends

Pallbearers:
Danny Porterfield, Rex Hutto, Kevin Link,
Jason Rudisill, Steve Hopkins and Justin Hopkins

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


Jeremy Nathaniel Mathis, 26, of Nacogdoches, passed away on March 27, 2011. He was born June 14, 1984, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to Nancy (Capps) and Gary Mathis.

Jeremy was a member of Grace Bible Church and PHI Theta Kappa Honor Society. He taught high school math at Shelbyville ISD.

He is survived by his parents Nancy and Gary Mathis of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters: Julianne Harris and Jennifer Mathis, both of Plano, Texas

Brother: Jeffrey Mathis of Marshall, Texas

Grandmother: Lutie Capps of Lubbock, Texas

Uncles: Dick Capps of Lubbock, Texas, and Joe Capps of Sunnyvale, Texas.

Visitation will be on April 1, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.
Services will be on April 1, 2011 from 7pm to 8pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine with Rev Rick Russell officiating.

Burial will be at Greer Cemetery, in San Augustine County, Texas.


Charlotte Sumner Strickland Davis, 89, formerly of Huxley, passed away March 19, 2011. She was born November 8, 1921 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Minnie Ella Fair and Phillip Alonzo Strickland. She was married November 2, 1940, to John Hardy Davis, with whom she enjoyed a lifelong marriage. They were married 62 years; John preceded her in death June 5, 2002.

She is survived by their three children, Daphne Davis German, John Sumner Davis and wife, Sharon, and Linda Louise Chamberlain; and daughter-in-law Euvonne Davis Cooper.

Surviving grandchildren are Charles "Chuck" Milner and wife, Beth, Kathy Darden and husband, Paul, Mary Colliflower and husband, Mark, Charlotte Stanaland and husband, Larry, John W. Davis and wife, Young Ju, Dale Davis, Debbie Van Tilburg and husband, Mike, Lisa Russell and husband, Dave, Stephanie Chamberlain Williams and husband, David, James Withers, Elizabeth Zimmerman and husband, Doug.

Surviving great-grandchildren are Hallie Milner, Cody Milner, Joseph Darden, Katie Darden, Michael Darden, Sarah Colliflower, Matthew Colliflower, Stephen Castillo and wife, Sunny, Clayton Auxier, Tyler Auxier, Emily Auxier, Kristy Horton and husband, Josh, Jennifer Gillespie and husband, Josh, Jessica Ross and husband, Jeff, Colton Tyre, Chelsea Chamberlain, Casey Chamberlain, Hayley Davis, Rebecca Davis, Grace Davis, John Samuel Davis, Nathan Blair, Reagan Zimmerman, Cameron Zimmerman and Annalisa Zimmerman.

Surviving great-great-grandchildren are Taylor Horton, Logan Horton, Jaylee Gillespie, Levi Ross, Blayton Auxier and Jude Castillo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Inez Dalton and Louise Anderson.

Services for Mrs. Davis were held Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home and Cemetery in Houston, Texas

Pallbearers were Stephen Castillo, Joseph Darden, Clayton Auxier, Michael Darden, Tyler Auxier, Cody Milner, Matthew Colliflower and John Samuel

Services were under the direction of Davis Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Houston.


03/26/2011

Joseph Rayson, 69 of Longstreet, passed away Thursday morning at Shelby Regional Hospital, Center, Texas. Services will be held at 2:00pm Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Logansport, LA. Interment to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Logansport, LA with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle to officiate.

He is survived by:
Daughters: Evelyn Sparks and husband Clifford Ray of Shelbyville, Texas.
Elizabeth Cartwright of Center, Texas.

5 Grand Children and 10 Great Grand Children

Special Friend: Zenora Eaden of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters: Katy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas and Alice Swindle of San Augustine, Texas

Brother: David Rayson of Center, Texas.

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


Harold Osborne, 70 of Center, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 at his home. He was born October 1, 1940 in Bicknall, Indiana to Thomas and Ruth Elizabeth Ackerman Osborne. Harold worked and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company with 37 years of service. He was currently serving as Shelby County Justice of the Peace Pct 1, having been elected to office in 2005. He was a member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Osborne served in the United States Marine Corp from 1959-1963. Through the years Harold played a key role in many fraternal organizations starting in 1973 when he joined and was the Master Mason of the Newbern Lodge #97 and served as Past Master, was the Secretary since 1994, the District Deputy Grand Master in 1998 and received the Golden Trowel Award. He joined the Yorkrite Chapter #125 in 1973 where he was the Past Grand High Priest of the Yorkrite chapter, Deputy Grand High priest and the Secretary. In the Yorkrite Council #73 he held the positions of Secretary and District Deputy Grand Master. In the Yorkrite Commandery #46 he was the Commander. Harold was the Club President and Secretary of the Shriners. He also served as the Past Patron and Treasurer of the Order of the Eastern Star Newbern Chapter #1135.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 28, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Interment to follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Tidwell, Ron Gilliand, H.M. Mitchell, Gerald Messer, Steven Fults and Morris Hutto. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Powers, Margie Anderson, Larry "Dude" Jones, Bert Furlow, Robbie Williams, Liz Warr, Melissa Crouch, and Frankie Adams.

He is survived by:
Wife, Cynthia Lynn Osborne of Center, Texas

Children:
Dana Rae Davis and husband, Ricky of Sedan, Kansas
Kara Dee Thieleman and husband, Wayne of Tyler, Texas
Lea Dale Osborne of Lindale, Texas
Adam Thomas Osborne and wife, Tori of New Iberia, Louisiana
April Dae Scates and husband, Larry of Center, Texas
Brian Joseph Lee and wife, Chantay of Center, Texas
Shauna Lynn Gibson and husband, James of Nacogdoches, Texas

Mother, Ruth Elizabeth Ackermann of Morgantown, Indiana
Brother, George Osborn & wife, Sherry of Morgantown, Indiana
Brother-in-law & sister-in-law: Mike Kageler & wife, Bobbie of Lumberton, Texas
Brother-in-law & sister-in-law: Robert Kageler & wife, Margorie of Augusta, Texas

Father-in-law: Robert G. Kageler of Augusta, Texas

Grandchildren: Steven Davis, Brent Davis, Grace Davis, Aaron Scates, Connor Scates, Bryce Lee, Tommy Sanders Jr., Amber Jones, Michaela Turner, Christian Osborne and Mason Osborne

Great Grand Children: Destiny Sanders and Ary'el Martinez

He was preceded in death by:
Father, Thomas Lowden Osborne
2 Grandchildren: Jessica and Danna Dale Sanders

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


03/25/2011

Jackie Fenton, 56, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.
                          
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Whitt Hibbs, Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 1, 1954 in Marshall County, Alabama to Jack and Margaret (Whitt) Nunn. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Ms. Fenton along with her husband, Jeff owned and operated Fenton’s Air-conditioning and she also worked at H&R Block in Shelby County.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Jeff Fenton, Son, Clint Fenton and Father-in-law, Roy Fenton.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Daphne LaRock & husband, Danny of Center

Son: Cody McDaniel of Center

Grandchildren: Kaden, Kalei, Kenson, Klayton and Braileigh

Parents: Jack & Margaret Nunn of Center

Brother: Chuck Nunn of Center

Sisters: Lisa Nunn of Center and Lyn Cook of Center

Mother-in-law: LaVern Fenton of Center

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Spencer & Tonya Fenton of Shelbyville
Jimmy & Linda Fenton of Nacogdoches
Bill & Judy Fenton of Center
Johnny Fenton of Port Arthur

Nephews and Nieces: Daniel, Ame, Alison, Rebekah and Rachel Eaves; Ronda & Sjon Cumby; Adrianna Cook

Great Nephews and Niece: Timothy, Halei, Slayde & Maxton

Aunt: Dot Thompson of Boaz, Alabama

Cousins: Roger, Lee and Whitt Hibbs

Numerous Other Relatives and Dear Friends

Pallbearers: Spencer Fenton, Keith Askew, Landon Vidrine, Lee Hibbs, Roger Hibbs and Andy Williams

Honorary Pallbearers: John “Preacher” McDaniel, Louie Bushey, Jimmy Fenton, Maxie Eaves and Steve LaRock

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


Sybil Lovell Heath, 100, passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. She was a native of Shelbyville, Texas, and had been a resident of Smithfield, Va., since 1999 under the care of her youngest daughter, Kaye H. Brown. She enjoyed her final years residing in the James River Convalescent Center in Newport News, Va.

Sybil was an educator and served in numerous school districts from Shelbyville to Houston, Texas. Sybil earned a bachelor of Arts Degree from Houston-Tilletson University in Austin, Texas, and was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. In addition to her work in education, Sybil was also a Fashion Designer and a certified Master Gardner.

Sybil was married to the late Horace Lincoln Heath, Ph.D.; the first African American to be enrolled in the University of Texas. Sybil was preceded in death by three brother and three sisters.

She is survived by one sister, Maudine 'Doc' McClelland (Willie T.) of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Shirley H. Smith (Travis) of Rio Vista, Calif., and Kaye H. Brown (James) of Smithfield, Va.; four grandchildren, Monica Brown-Lipscomb (Vernon) of Bowie, Md., Steven B. Smith (Kathryn) of Elk Grove, Calif., Suzanne Smith Andrews (Lawrence) of Dallas, Texas, and James B. Brown III of Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren, Dyland Lipscomb of Bowie, Md., and Alexandria Roquemore of Dallas, Texas; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

A viewing for family and friends was held on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 and the family received friends at Pretlow Chapman Funeral Home at 658 Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430. A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Main Street Baptist Church, 517 Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430 intermit followed the service at Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery in Surry, Va.

Funeral arrangement are being coordinated by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home, (757) 357-2326. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


03/24/2011

Nylon W. Fults, age 93, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Graveside Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1pm until 2:30 at Mangum Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery

She was born February 3, 1918 in Joaquin to John Ellis & Callie (Oates) Wilson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Willis J. Fults, Beloved Daughter, Sandra Lynn Fults, 3 Brothers and 5 Sisters.

She is survived by:

Special Sister-in-law, Billie Wilson of Center

Niece, Dowlin Arnold of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & many dear friends
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


03/23/2011

Mildred McCary, 82, of the Dreka Community, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1928 to Frank Chandler and Mertie (Hardy) Chandler. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1949.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mertie Chandler, Brother, Frank Chandler, Jr. and Grandson, Stephen Ponder.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Joe McCary of the Dreka Community
3 Sons:
Johnny Ponder& wife, Flordelis of Rockwall
Clifford Ponder of Dallas
Tom Ponder & wife, Dell of Lewisville
3 Daughters:
Barbara Jackson & husband, Don of the East Hamilton
Ruthie Folsom & husband, Wayne of Center
Rhonda McSwain of Center
Grandchildren:
Brian Ponder, Michael Ponder and Kristina Petralia
Mark Jackson & wife, Summer and David Jackson & wife, Christy
Cody Folsom and Casie Windham & husband, Landon
Ashton Askew & husband, John and Roscoe McSwain, Jr.
5 Great Grandchildren:
Justin Petralia
Lane & Madison Jackson
Dawson & Ethan Jackson
Sisters:
Carmen Duncan of Wichita Falls
Cora Wimberly of Huxley
Avis Duncan of Huxley
Brother:
Alton Chandler & wife, Peggy of Smithville
Pallbearers:
Brian Ponder, Michael Ponder, Cody Folsom, Landon Windham,
Roscoe McSwain, Jr., Matt Warr and Rodney Warr

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


03/22/2011

Mary Louise Melton, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Otis Bryan and Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 5, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Doyle and Era (Rhodes) Harrison. She was a member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Doyle and Era (Rhodes) Harrison and Sister, Sarah Smith.

She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years:
Donald Melton of Center
Daughter:
Donna Louise Rushing of Hardin
Son:
Jonathan Melton & wife, Shelli of Minden, LA
Grandson:
Andrew Rushing of Hardin
Sister:
Loyce Bush & husband, Jack of Tenaha
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Joaquin
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


03/18/2011

William (Bill) Ware DuBose, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at St. James House in Baytown. He was born April 26, 1929 on Ware Hill, just outside of Tenaha. He was one of eleven children born to Jennings Osward DuBose and Reba Ray Ware DuBose. Mr. DuBose proudly served his country in the Army. His careers included construction work for Brown and Root and owner/operator of commercial trucks.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Mack Anthony, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be James Barnes, Austin DuBose, Brandon Clements, Cody DuBose, Jason DuBose and Alex DuBose.

He is survived by:

Children:
Blenda Barnes and husband Jimmy of Highlands
Ronnie DuBose and wife Sandy of Waelder
Donnie DuBose of Houston
Ginger Smith and husband Ken of Highland Village
Rodney DuBose and wife Norma of Dayton
Chuck DuBose and wife Rhonda of Mont Belvieu
Keith DuBose and wife Patti of Pickney, Michigan

15 Grandchildren

Four Great Grandchildren

Second wife and beloved best friend, Jean Parker

Four Sisters
Three Brothers

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a large extended family

Preceded in death by:
First wife, Emma Jane Wood DuBose
Parents, Jennings Osward DuBose and Reba Ray Ware DuBose
Three Brothers; J.O. DuBose, Jr., Jennings Ray DuBose and Bryan DuBose

The family would like to thank the many family and friends who have offered up thoughts and prayers during this vigil and express their gratitude to the staff of St. James House in Baytown who provided very compassionate care to their Daddy in his final months of life.

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


Bonnie McGinnis, 74, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 in Conway, Arkansas. She was born June 9, 1936 in Center, Texas to Arthur Hughes and Essie Jernigan Hughes. Mrs. McGinnis was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, March 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. John Witham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Richard “Mac” McGinnis of Conway, Arkansas

Daughter, Barbi Wood and husband Darin of Conway, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Saige Wood and Connor Wood

Sisters:
Judy Leverett of Nacogdoches
Becky Hopkins of Center
Kathy Mosley of Carthage
Betty Jacks of Nacogdoches

Sister-in-law, Sigrun Hughes of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, Arthur Hughes
Mother, Essie Hughes Corbitt
Stepfather, Paul Corbitt
Son, Richard McGinnis
Brother, Johnny Hughes

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


Mary Ann Hooper, 97, of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Linden. She was born December 2, 1913 in Joaquin to Charlie C. Jackson and Jennie Hinton Jackson. Mrs. Hooper was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, March 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Davis, Robert Davis, Randall Hooper, Mike Hooper, Buck Davis and Johnny Snider.

She is survived by:

Sisters:
Phronie Keyes of Dubach, Louisiana
Willie May Aycock of Junction City, Louisiana

Great Nieces and Nephews:
Fern and J.R. Davis of Linden
Ann and Jerry Reeves of Longview
Dessie and Mickey Meadows of Longview

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Marvin Hooper
Great Nephew, Gerald Don Hooper

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


Myrtle Lee Haley, 87 of Pineland, Texas passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Goodwill Baptist Church, Pineland, Texas. Interment will be at Goodwill Cemetery #1 with Rev. Curtis Archie officiating.

Mrs. Myrtle Lee Haley is survived by:
3 sons: James Haley and wife Dorothy of Oakland, California; Willie Haley and wife Vivian of Beaumont, Texas; Albert Charles Haley and wife Carrie of Lufkin, Texas.

2 daughters: Annie Lee Haley and Cecil Spikes, both of Oakland, California

33 grandchildren, 86 great grand children and 29 great great grand children

2 sisters: Neva Jackson of Dona, Texas and Angel Jones of Silsbee, Texas.

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


03/17/2011

Joel William "Cal" Birmingham was born December 22, 1929 in Wharton, TX to Frank & Julia (Barrera) Birmingham and passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. Cal loved the outdoors, especially, fishing, hunting and camping.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Timothy Lee Birmingham, Daisy Mae Humphries, Charles Edward Birmingham, Frank Leon Birmingham and Gilbert Al Birmingham.

Surviving him are:
Wife of 52 years, Martha;

Children, Norma & Glen Sotoodeh of San Antonio, TX, Suzanne & Michael Walker of Shelbyville, TX, Roland Birmingham of Boston, MA, Gary & Toni Birmingham of San Antonio, TX;

Grandchildren, Dana & Stephen Sotoodeh, Emma Walker, Braden Cal, Casey, Taylor and Alex Birmingham.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 18, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday March 19, 2011 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has request donations be made to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease, by going to www.psp.org.


03/16/2011

Barrett Martin Havran, 31, died at his home on Monday, March 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 at University Christian Church, with interment following in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers: Rob Crain, James Greer, Brent Karrington, Chris Lewis, Will Radcliffe, Ashton Randall, Bobby Reyes, Jonathan Souza and Justin Tonick.

Memorials: The family suggests that gifts be made to Fort Worth Country Day School, to establish a memorial scholarship in Barrett's name benefiting the track team, or to Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in memory of Barrett Martin Havran. Your contributions should be sent to Fort Worth Country Day, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76109, or Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, 6040 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 14, Fort Worth, Texas 76116.

Barrett was born June 6, 1979, in Fort Worth to Joy Ann and Robert Havran. Barrett attended Fort Worth Country Day from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 1998. He excelled in academics, theater, football and track. He was elected the 1997 Homecoming King. In both football and track, he was selected captain and most valuable athlete. Earning a scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin in track and field, he excelled as the ninth-ranked decathlete in school history. In 2001, he ranked 18th in the nation. While at the university, he was the track and field captain, a four-year decathlete letterman and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was awarded the Lan Hewlett Award, given to the athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average of any graduating letterman. He was named to the Big XII First All-Academic Team, as well as the UT Athletic Director's Honor Roll each of his four years of college. He also served as UT national coordinator and representative to the national convention of the American Marketing Association. Barrett graduated with a BBA from the McCombs School of Business in May 2002, ranking in the top 15 percent of his UT class.

He then attended the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While there, he was a member of the National Championship White Collar Crime Mock Trial Team and was named top advocate of the competition in Washington, D.C. During law school, he was SMU's On–Campus Mock Trial Champion, the Locke Liddell & Sapp Negotiation Winner, a member of the SMU National Negotiation Team, and a two-time member of and a regional finalist on the American Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Team. He was a representative to the Student Bar Association, was a member of the school voting council, was named as the SMU Outstanding Advocate, and was elected to the Order of the Barristers, Master Level. After graduating with a Juris Doctor in May 2006, Barrett was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2006.

During his academic career at SMU, Barrett worked for Sommerman & Quesada, LLP and coached at both St. Mark's and the Hockaday Schools of Dallas. After graduation, he continued to work for S&Q, becoming very active in the Dallas legal community. He was a member of the Dallas Bar Association and was active in the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, being elected to its Foundation and Leadership Class and serving as co-chair of the Ask-A-Lawyer Committee. He also taught Mock Trial courses and coached the Mock Trial Team at SMU. He was voted Outstanding Coach of the Year by the SMU Board of Advocates in 2009 and was selected as an associate member of the Higginbotham American Inn of Court.

Barrett recently fulfilled his lifelong dreams of returning to Fort Worth to make his home and of becoming active in the city he loved. He was employed in seasoned loan acquisitions at Doss Knight & Associates/Texas Bank and was the principal of Havran Law PC. He served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, where he was a devoted Big Brother. He was on the United Way Income Council, and a member of University Christian Church, Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club, Colonial Country Club, the Fort Worth Club, Ridotto Club, Steeplechase and the UT Ex Letterman's Association. At Texas Wesleyan School of Law, he was currently teaching classes in trial advocacy/techniques and working with the Mock Trial team.

Barrett enjoyed water skiing and spending time boating with his family and friends on Lake Granbury. Two of Barrett's special avocations were UT football and coaching young athletes. His friends and loved ones will miss his smile, his dancing, his intelligence, his energy, his competitive spirit, his dedication, his kind heart and his love for his family, friends and community.

Survivors: Parents, Joy Ann and Bob Havran; brother, Blake Havran and Blake's fiancee, Mary Elizabeth Levy; grandmother, Joy Weaver; grandparents, Ed and Muriel Havran; special girlfriend, Christine Powers; and a host of other family and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd., 817-336-0584, View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries


03/15/2011

Claxton Yeager, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Tyler.  He was born March 28, 1926 in Nacogdoches to Alvin C. Yeager and Lena Smith Yeager.  Mr. Yeager retired with 43 years service from Otis Elevator Company. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Yeager was also a member of Walter M. Pierson Masonic Lodge #1339 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 18, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bishop James Nicholas officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Edwin K Yeager, Claxton L. Yeager, Quinton R. Yeager, Josh Plaisance, Edwin K. Yeager Jr. and Jerry Clevenger.

He is survived by:

Wife, Helen L. Yeager of Center

Sons:
Claxton L. Yeager and wife Karen of Center
Edwin K. Yeager of Center
Quinton R. Yeager and wife Annette D. of Burleson

Six Grandchildren:
Krystal L. Yeager
Tonia Yeager
Amy Plaisance and husband Josh
Ashley Yeager
Keith Yeager, Jr.
Chelsey F. Yeager

Two Great Grandchildren:
Madison Plaisance
Kenzie Plaisance

Sister, Syble Burt of Nacogdoches

Niece, Toina Clevenger and husband Jerry of Nacogdoches

A Number of Nieces and Nephews
A Host of Friends

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


Ethel (McCray) Baker, 89, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Senior Care of Jacksonville.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Willow Grove Church in Joaquin with Rev. Rennie Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 10, 1921 in Shelby County to R.C. Snider and Bernice (Holt) Snider.

She is preceded in death by a brother during World War II, her father in 1978, her mother in 1985 & Two Husbands, Llyod McCray in 1954 & L.D. Baker Sr. in 1980.

She is survived by:

Three Children:
Buck McCray & Family of Marshall
Joyce Miles & Family of Jacksonville
Betty McGee & Family of Austin

7 Grandchildren
11 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandsons

4 Sisters:
Mrs. Weldon Cammack of Joaquin
Mrs. Eugene Blount of Joaquin
Mrs. Comer Baker of Waxahachie
Mrs. Perry Gunter of Houston

A Number of Nieces & Nephews

2 Step Children:
L.D. Baker Jr. of the Logan Community
Charles Baker of the Logan Community

A Number of Step Grand & Great Grand Children

Pallbearers will be the Nephews, Gene Blount, Ronnie Blount, Ricky Blount,
Rennie Baker, Rennie Cammack& Sherman Spradley

In Lieu of flowers, Family requests make donations to Willow Grove Community Church, 359 CR 3051, Center, Texas 75935


03/14/2011

Annie Lee Thomas, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 28, 1925 in Houston to Leo and Nora Bell Pace. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Robinson, Donald Graves, Wesley Bailey, T. J. Bradford, Hosey Mask, Charles Gardner, David Robinson and Michael Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Graves, Billy Baxter, Roger Sinclair, Kennedy Tyler Wood Robinson and Chris Gardner.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Patricia Ann Perkins of Tenaha
Mary Frances Higgins of Center
Linda Sinclair of Baytown
Alice Gardner of Splendora

Son, Kenneth Beall of Tyler

Fifteen Grandchildren

Numerous Great Grandchildren, Great-Great Grandchildren and Great-Great-Great Grandchildren

Special Friends:
Julie Robinson
Jean O’Rear

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Charles E. Thomas
Sons: H. L. Hatton, Richard Hatton, Tommy Gene Wilkinson and Michael Thomas

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


  

Mildred Hilton Chandler was born October 9, 1924 in Haslam, Texas to Wightman and Virgie Powdrill Hilton. She passed away at the age of 86 years in Columbus, Texas where she had resided for three years.

She was preceeded in death by, in addition to her parents, husband Burt Chandler, grandson Michael Divine, four brothers, Leon Hilton, Hervie Hilton, Emmitt Hilton and Billy Hilton.

She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Julie (Judy) Leffingwell and Robert of Freeport, Texas; Shirley Wheless and John Paul of Logansport, LA; Norma Draper and Stephen of Columbus, Texas; grandchildren, Valerie Johnson, Jason Wheless, Shari Blair, Julie Edwards, Timothy Wheless, Pamela Edwards, Amy Decker and Jerry Wheless; 15 great granchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 am at Bethel United Methodist Church, Logansport with interment in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Center.


Jimmie Marcelle Windham, 81, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 At Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born January 13, 1930 in Panola County to C.J. Risinger and Nora Truitt Risinger. Ms. Windham was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 15 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brad Cockrell, Wayne wood, Larry Cooper, Rick Cockrell, Matt Wood and Brandon Cooper.

She is survived by:
Husband, Preston Windham of Center
Daughter, Ann Johnson and Husband Roy of Campbell

Sons:
Lamerel Windham of Dayton
Michael Ledean Windham and wife Jennifer of center

Five Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren

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


03/12/2011

Mrs. Willie “Bill” (Kirkland) Gates, 96, of Hot Springs, Arkansas formerly of Shelby County, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Wimberly Chapel in Huxley. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery.

She was born August 24, 1914 in Shelby County to Rev. William Brantley and Francis “Fannie” (White) Kirkland. She was faithful in Sunday School as well as a church worker. She was a member of the Garden Club and was an artist.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rev. William Brantley and Francis “Fannie” (White) Kirkland, Grandson, Billy Don Lovell, Son, Billy Davis Lovell and 7 Brothers and 2 Sisters.

She is survived by:
Grandson:
Brian Lovell & wife, Angela of Hot Springs, Ark
2 Great Grandchildren:
Brian Lovell, Jr.
Tina Lovell
Randi Kirkland Lovell
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery, 13305 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or American Cancer Society.

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


Janet Elumbaugh Hannah, age 49 of Center, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born October 1, 1961 in Monette/Arkansas to R.B. and Nina Louise Sharp Elumbaugh.

Janet was a member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church and she taught school for many years.

Services will be held 2:00pm Monday, March 14,2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Keith Rose officiating, interment will be in White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Survivors Include:
Husband, Bro. Charles Hannah of Center
Daughter, Detaena Evridge and husband Boyd of Center
Son, Josh Hannah and wife Sarah of Center
Grandsons, Candence Hannah and Gabriel Hannah of Center
Parents, Bro. R.B. and Nina Elumbaugh of Center
Sisters, Judy Harding and husband James of Center
Sister, Susie Handy and husband Jeff of Bradford, Arkansas
Grandmother, Imogene Sharp of Jonesboro, Arkansas

Also a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm - 8:00PM Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


03/11/2011

Betty Lou Duffield, 72 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday night at her residence in Shelbyville. Services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 12th at Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Bishop Zephaniah Swindle to officiate services.

Mrs. Duffield is survived by:
Daughter, Deloris Jackson of Center, Texas
Son, Felix Grisby of Center, Texas

12 Grand Children, 3 Great Grand Children

Sister, Zieffie Watkins of Dallas, Texas
Sister-in-law, Cecil Lee Sparks of Shelbyville, Texas
Uncle, Sylvester Crab of Kilgore, Texas

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


03/10/2011

Janell Shofner Samford, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 14, 1929 in Shelby County to Marvin and Zella (Litton) Shofner. Mrs. Samford received a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in education. She retired after 31 years as a Home Economics teacher where she taught in the Bronson and Nederland school districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, BETA SIGMA PHI and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a wonderful, loving, wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Marvin & Zella (Litton) Shofner, Sister, Lamerle Fleming, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Clarence Ford & Ann Samford, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Clarence & Polly Ford Samford and Niece, Toni Alford.

She is survived by:
Husband of 62 years:

William Lee Samford of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Barbara & Jerry Pinkston of Center

Grandsons:
Ryan Pinkston & Fiancé, Kristen Cox of Center
Jordan Pinkston of Center

Brothers:
Prentice Shofner & wife, Jenell of Center
Jarrell Shofner & wife, Tommie of Jasper
Darrell Shofner of Shelbyville

Nieces & Nephews:
Prentice Shofner, Jr., Penny Todd, Mary Simms, John Shofner,
Jennie Holt, Glenn Shofner, Billy Shofner, Johnny Shofner, Jeb Shofner,
Nathan Shofner, Jerry Fleming and C.A. Samford

Brothers-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Ben & Bette Samford
Hugh Fleming

Pallbearers:
John Shofner, Johnny Shofner, Jeb Shofner,
Benny Holt, C.A. Samford, Chase Todd and Nathan Shofner
Honorary Pallbearers:
Prentice Shofner, Jr., Glenn Shofner,
Billy Shofner and Jerry Fleming

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


03/09/2011

Sarah J. Palmer, 81, of Deweyville, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Gulf Health Care Center in Port Arthur. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday, March 11, 2011 at the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Services of life celebration will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the church. Officiating will be Reverend Darrell Orange and assisting will be Reverend Michael Orange. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Born on May 29, 1929 in Center, Texas to her parents, John Wilburn and Isabell (Eddings) Wilburn, she was a resident of Deweyville since 1970, she worked as the head cook in the cafeteria for the Deweyville I. S. D. and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Mrs. Palmer was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed the gardening of vegetables and flowers and spending time in the outdoors and with her family. Mrs. Palmer will also be remembered as a person who helped others and for her cooking, her family will fondly remember her chicken and dumplings and her chicken and dressing.

Greeting her at heaven’s gate and preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Vernon Palmer and her nine brothers and sisters.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Norma Guidry of Deweyville; her son, Billy McMahon of Leakesville, Mississippi; her granddaughters, Ramona, Jenise and husband, Mike, Janice and husband, Jerry and Mandy and husband, Brian; her great grandchildren, Julie, Devon, Sabrina, Justin, Eric, Jerry, Colby, Jared and Tori. Mrs. Palmer is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers are Mike Welsh, Prentiss Scarber, Ricky Fore, Phillip Orange, Roger Fancher and Brian Wofford.

Dorman Funeral Home, 8808 Highway 87 North, Orange, Texas 77632-0536, (409) 746-2161.


03/08/2011

Mattie C. Handy, 81 of Center passed away March 5, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 11, at 1:0pm located at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Bishop W.C. Martin Officiating.

Interment will follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

She is survived by

Son, Willie H. Handy Jr. of Center
Sister Annie Ruth Walker of Shelbyville

25 Grandchildren
15 Great Grandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren


Willie D. Yarbrough, 70 of Timpson passed away Friday, MArch 4, 2011 at the Life Care Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm at the Community Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:00p located at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.

Interment will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in Timpson.

Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by
Husband, Charlie Yarbrough of Timpson
Son, Billy Joe Yarbrough of Timpson
Step-daughter, Mary Lou Chatman of Dallas
Sisters, Irene Finely of Waco and Betty Faye Douglass of Waco
2 Grandchildren
5 Great-Grandchildren


03/06/2011

Graveside service for Barbara “Jeff” Watkins Stephenson, 71, of Gary, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 7, 2011, at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Gary, TX, with Ashley Curtis officiating. Mrs. Stephenson passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born December 15, 1939, in Center, TX, Barbara Stephenson was the daughter of the late Pleas Wright and Charlcie Edna (Goodman) Watkins. On April 13, 1955, she and Marlin Joe Stephenson were married in Center, TX, and he preceded her in death December 30, 2001. Barbara “Jeff” was a loving wife, mother and homemaker and a Jehovah’s Witness.

Survivors include daughter Lisa Stephenson of Gary; sister Dixie Watkins of Gary; half-brother Tom Steel of California; and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Joe Stephenson, Barbara “Jeff” Stephenson was preceded in death by daughter Teresa Stephenson and sister Billie Jean Crump.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


03/03/2011

John Paul Sanford, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow Borders Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 4, 1922 in Shelby County to John Henry and Viola May (Borders) Sanford. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He served in the US Marines.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John Henry and Viola May (Borders) Sanford, Wife, Gladys Sanford, Daughter, Marion Jean Burnett and Son-in-law, Dean New, 13 Brothers and Sisters, Rufus Sanford, Ervin Sanford, Worthy Vernon Sanford, Edith, Arlon Otis Sanford, John Boyd (Jake) Sanford, Mertice Odell, Loniel Clayton Sanford, Aidron Henry Sanford, Brealon Allen Sanford, William Frank Sanford, Elroy Sanford and Ray Sanford.

He is survived by:
3 Daughters:

Pauletta Mires of Center
Cheryl New of Center
Linda Shisler of Center

8 Grandchildren: Steven, Tony, Sonia, Clifford, Ronnie, P.J., Jason and Wesley

17 Great Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jordan, Tyler, Angelica, Caleb, Brittney, Dillon, Kenise, Allison, Kannon, Daniel, Leah, Mallory, Dakota, Ashley, Alexis & Jonathan

2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Chase & Adrian

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Steven Killen, Tony Killen, Ronnie Mires, Jordan Shisler, Daniel Woodhatch and Jason Shisler

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


Shirley Mae Rayson Rogers, 63 of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Nacogdoches. She was born September 24, 1947 in Panola County to Marvin Rayson and Suda Ramsey Rayson. Mrs. Rogers was employed as a Teacher's Aide with Shelbyville ISD. She was a member of the Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Sunday, March 6, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Center with Pastor E.L. Lockett officiating. Interment will follow at the Walker Cemetery in Carthage.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lister, Tommy Gardner, Tommy Rodgers, Clyde Hewitt, Jack Whiting and Keith Byndom.

She is survived by:
Husband, Thomas Rogers of Center

Daughter, Kim Rogers of Tyler

Granddaughter, Calliah Reedy of Tyler

Grandson, Miles Reedy of Tyler

Brothers:
David Rayson of Center
Joseph Rayson of Longstreet, Louisiana

Sisters, Katy Gardner and husband Tom of Shelbyville
Mary Alice Swindle of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Marvin Rayson and Suda Ramsey Rayson
Four Brothers
One Sister

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

02/27/2011

Mary Grace Hughes, 66, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born May 7, 1944 in Center to Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathright Hughes. Ms. Hughes was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, and was a mother and homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael David Bush, Bo Chandler, Ryan Chandler, Jason Burch, Tony Willoughby and Terry Gene Burch.

She is survived by:

Son, Joey Bushiey of Carthage

Granddaughter, Kelsea Bushiey of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Billy Don Hughes & wife Janice of Center
Johnny Hughes & wife Jimmie of Jasper
Richard Hughes & wife Rita of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathright Hughes
Son, Jeffrey Bushiey
Brothers, J.T. Hughes, Jack Hughes, Alton Hughes, Bob Hughes and Kenneth Hughes

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


  

02/25/2011

LaVida Jernigan, 90, of Tyler, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 at her home. She was born November 13, 1920 in Center to Robert Johnson and Mary Holland Johnson. Mrs. Jernigan was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Wilson, Wheeler Wilson, Denny Mack Jernigan and Jimmy Jernigan.

She is survived by:

Son, Jay W. Jernigan & wife Pam of Georgetown

Daughters:
Linda Head of Tyler
Shirley Tarver & husband Glen of Tyler

Five Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Zelma Hughes of Lufkin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Johnnie W. Jernigan
Sister, Nelma Reme McCreary
Brother, William Burch Johnson

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


02/24/2011

Ranzie Swindle, 100, of Shelbyville passed away February 24, 2011 at Shelby Regional Hospitalin Center, Texas. He was born June 9, 1910 to Elisha and Mary Swindle in Shelby County. He married Leavinsa Keeglan in 1932 and married Dorothy Chumbley in 1937.

He will lay-in-state from 11am - 12 noon, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at John D. Windham Civic Center in Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon at the John D. Windham Civic Center with Bro. Wille Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:

Sons,
Bro. Archie Swindle and wife, Clarice of Shelbyville
A.C. Swindle of Shelbyville
Charles Swindle and wife, Giselle of Lufkin, Texas
Mike Swindle and wife, Dorothy of Shreveport, LA

Daughters,
Lena Blanson and husband, Charles of Shelbyville
Mary Helen Swindle of Shelbyville
Wanda Swindle of Shelbyville
Linda Wallace of Amarillo, TX

19 Grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren

2 sisters,
Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville
Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville

2 Brothers,
William Swindle of Kileen, TX
willie Swindle of Shelbyville

Preceeded in death:
Parents, Elisha and Mary Swindle
Wives, Leavinsa Keeglan and Dorothy Chumbley


James Burk Clark, 59, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Promise Hospital in Shreveport. He was born November 9, 1951 in Center to Lee Burk Clark and Annie Forice Byrd Clark. James was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He owned and operated 4C Cattle Company, and was self-employed in the logging industry for many years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 25, 2011, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Michael Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Boo Klein, James White, Michael Kay, Zach Warr, Mike Johnson and Ricky Harbison.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeannie Clark of Center

Children:
Cody Clark of Center
Judd Clark & wife Megan of Center

Grandson, Lane Allen Clark of Center

Mother, Annie Vorice Byrd Clark of Center

Sister, Gloria Denum & husband James of Lufkin

Mother-in-Law, Claudine Buckner of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Kathy Kay & husband Chuck of Huxley
Jamie Buckner of Center

Preceded in death by:
Infant Twins, Brett James & Suzanne Morgan Clark
Father, Burk Clark
Father-in-Law, James Buckner

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


Lavern Fields, 81, of Center, passed away February 24, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born April 18, 1929 in Center to W.E. “Jack” Clark and Gertrude Dean Clark. Mrs. Fields was the past secretary for Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 25, 2011, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Tim Perkins officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert L. Clifford, Richard Hughes, Dr. Robert Hughes, Matt Perkins and Edward Risinger.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Jan Permenter & husband Jim of Center

Son, Gene Fields of Center

Grandchildren:
Alpha Fields
Whitney Koltonski & husband Chris
Hannah “Cori” Fields

Brother, N.W. “Dub” Clark & wife Mary Kay of Austin

Nephews:
Steve Clark & wife Helen of Whitehouse
Bill Clark & wife Melinda of Huntsville
Jimmy Clark & wife Susie of Milam

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Winston Fields
Daughter-in-Law, Cathy Risinger Fields

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


Kevin Dwayne Watts, 41 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away February 19, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Watts was born on January 26, 1970, in Dalhart, Texas to Louis Ronald Watts and Patricia Joy Lang.

Kevin was raised in Palinview, Texas. He had worked as a mechanic and was known to be able to fix or repair anything mechanical. He loved sports, especially football and could recite the statistics of all NFL teams.

Kevin is survived by his father, Ron Watts, of Wichita, Kansas; his mother, Patricia Lang Watts of Nacogdoches; one brother, Rodney Dean Watts of Nacogdoches; two cousins, Brittany Paige Jallite of Memphis, Tennesee and Regina Riley of Bandera, Texas; two nieces, Anna Thomason and Trina of San Antonio, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Glenda Stewart, 59 of Splendora, Texas passed away.

Local survivors are sisters, Gail Arnold and Jean Whitley. Additional survivors and service information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Services are under the direction of Green Lawn Memorial Funeral Home, New Caney, Texas.


02/23/2011

Warren G. (Chris) Christensen, 89 of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was born March 13, 1922 in Tillamook, Oregon to Fred and Lucille Christensen. He had three brothers: Carrol Christensen, C Vern Christensen, Willard M. Christensen.

While attending college at the University of Oregon, he played varsity baseball for the Oregon Ducks. On his way to Madison Square Garden for a game, the team was informed by the train conductor that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. Christensen joined the armed services and served for three years in the Philippines. Upon returning to the states, he married Fern Harrison. They lived in Tillamook, Oregon where they had twin girls. They moved to Centralia, Washington and then to Mesa, Arizona where he worked with the H.D. Lee clothing company until retirement.

After retiring from the H.D. Lee Company, Warren and Fern moved to Tenaha, Texas and established a home in the country where Warren was the happiest; especially when his daughters came to visit with the grandchildren.

He is survived by:
Wife, Fern Christensen

Daughters:
Donna Jarzyna and husband Mark of Tucson, Arizona
Cheri Bradshaw and husband Allen of Arizona

Grandchildren:
Grandson, John Dickinson and wife Robbin of Tucson, Arizona
Grandson, Mark Dickinson and wife Aimee of Tucson, Arizona
Granddaughter, Kristen (Bradshaw) MacKenzie and husband Scot of Arizona
Grandson, Lee Bradshaw and wife Lisa of Arizona

Great grandchildren:
Great grandsons, Alex and Grant Dickinson
Great granddaughters, Kaitlin and Isobel MacKenzie
Great grandson, Broderick Christen Bradshaw

At the family's request, Mr. Christensen was cremated under the direction of Mariposa Funeral Home in Mesa, Arizona. Memorial arrangements will be determined at a later date. Burial will be in the Corley-Harrison Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Memorial suggestions include the Corley-Harrison Cemetery fund in Tenaha, Texas or the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, Texas.

He loved the country and he dearly loved his family. He will be greatly missed!


02/22/2011

James Michael Barbe, 49 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. A graveside commital service will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 4:00 pm at Mt. Herman Church of Christ Cemetery with Pastor Kyle Childress officiating.

Mr. Barbe was born on January 31, 1962, in Center, Texas to James Gibson Barbe and Bobbie Ann Bradshaw.

James graduated from Center High School in 1980. After graduation he moved to Nacogdoches to attend college and was a long time resident of Nacogdoches. He graduated from Cosmetology school and had a 22 year career in his chosen field. He was employed with Head West Salon in Nacogdoches and had a very loyal clientele. James loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed many activities in his life including shopping, traveling, decorating and landscaping. He kept an immaculate home and showcase yard. James also liked cars, the newer the better. He enjoyed searching for antiques as well.

James was a kind, loving person who was known for his giving generosity. He loved his family tremendously, including doting on his numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He also loved animals, he did not go long without a loving dog at his side, with "Levi" his chihuahua, being his latest canine companion. To his loving family and to his work clientele those who knew James will miss his tremendous spirit and large heart.

He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Ann Barbe, of Baytown, Texas; brother, Richard W. Barbe and wife, Connie of Chireno; a sister, Leslie Metcalf and husband, Mark of Baytown; his best friend, Anthony Allen of Nacogdoches, Texas; nieces and nephews, Laura Hendrix and husband, D.J. of Anahuac, Texas, Leah Moody and husband, Shane of Baytown and Sheila Barbe of Ashville, North Carolina; great-nieces and nephews, Daniella Brunson of Ashville, North Carolina, Sierra, Savannah and Lane Moody all of Baytown, and Lindsey and Dalton Hendrix of Anahuac, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, James Gibson Barbe.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter, 3211 South West Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

To offer condolence or to sign an online register book please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


Nancy K. Swift, 67, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1943 in Orange to Ollie Woodrow Franks and Nancy Katherine Avant Franks. Nancy was a hairdresser and was a member of Word of Faith in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Swift, Matthew Swift, Joshua Swift, Patrick Swift, James Alan Chamberlain, Jonathan Chamberlain, Jason White and Bryan Foster.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jerry E. Swift of Joaquin

Sons:
Jeffrey Alan Swift & wife Monty of Joaquin
James Warren Swift & wife Joyce of Kirbyville

Daughter, Christy Lynn Chamberlain & husband Brode of Dayton

Thirteen Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brother, Roger Carroll of Magnolia

Sister, Carolyn Smith of Pasadena

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, Tom and Joe Swift of Liberty

Best Friend, Barbara Pridgen of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Eva Joy Dodd

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


02/21/2011

Tommy Dale Amburn, age 64 of the Neuville Community, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

He was born July 24, 1946 in San Augustine to Rube and Lena (Crawford) Amburn. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Rube & Lena Amburn, Brothers & Sister, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn, Doug Amburn, David Amburn and Gertie Leach.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Shirley Amburn of Center

Son:
Tommy Lee Amburn & wife, Taunua of Tenaha

Daughter:
Beverly Amburn Hendricks & husband, Roger of Center

5 Grandchildren:
Dustin & Austin Estes
Ariel Amburn
Dakota Amburn
Lena Hendricks

Brothers, Sisters and In-laws:
Pat Hardy & husband, Ray of San Augustine
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Jeannie Amburn of Center
Maxie Chumley & husband, Keith of San Augustine
Billy Amburn & wife, Barbara of Center
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Leona Amburn of Center
Virginia Amburn of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers:
Andy Amburn, Raymond Amburn, Ricky Amburn, Kelly Amburn,
Billy Vonne Waller, Tim Hardy, Jammie Waller and Wesley Diamond

Honorary Pallbearers:
Robert Amburn, Billy Jack Amburn, Jerry Lynn Amburn and Leslie Amburn

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


James L. “Jim” Cunningham, 75, of Huxley, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at a local nursing home.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 13, 1936 in Grapeland, Texas to Earnest Cunningham and Gladys (Beeson) Smith. Jim served in US Air Force for 4 years. He retired as a Postmaster in Center after many years. He also worked at the Post Office in San Augustine as well as a postal carrier in Houston, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Earnest Cunningham and Gladys Smith, Wife, Joyce Cunningham, Son, Michael Cunningham and 2 Sisters, Jo Ann Baker and Carlyn Brown.

He is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Brenda & Keith Alford of Center

Grandchildren:
Barbara Alford & fiancé, Dustin Pressley of Hudson
Kayla Alford of Center

Brother:
Jerry Cunningham of Center

Sister-in-law:
Louise Gage & husband, Billy of Humble

Brother-in-law:
James Scott of Humble

Pallbearers:
Keith Alford, Dustin Pressley, Dustin Cowdin, Jerrod Nutt, Henry Goode, Don Whitton, and Dennis Barnes

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


  

02/20/2011

Funeral services for Bobby Gene Merritt Smith, 74, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Mr. Smith passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011, in Timpson.

Born May 9, 1936, in Timpson, TX, Bobby Smith was the son of the late Robert Hardy and Tura (Andrews) Smith.  He was a graduate of Timpson High School and married Tommie Lynn Atkins on March 13, 1954, and she preceded him in death in 1983.  Bobby was a planer foreman for over 40 years at Nix Forest Industries where he worked for the Tyer and Nix families.  He was also a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include 4 sons: Paul Merritt Smith and wife Debra of Timpson, David Gene Smith of Willis, TX, John Theodore Smith of Nacogdoches, and Mark Robert Smith and wife Kimberley of San Antonio, TX; sister Gloria “Sister” McLeod of Houston; 8 grandchildren: Michael Paul Smith, Amber Lea Smith, Christopher David Smith, Toni Lynn Smith, Sean Christopher Smith, Dorey Ann Kreiger and husband Adam, Jorden Lin Smith, and Kaley Atkins Smith; 2 great grandchildren: Triston Michael Smith, and Tatum Irene Smith.  In addition to his parents and wife Tommie Lynn (Atkins) Smith, Bobby Smith was preceded in death by brother Harold Lloyd “Pete” Smith and infant daughter Lisa Kaye Smith.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 21, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


02/19/2011

Collis Stephens, 84, of the Woods Community, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 at Marian Place Assisted Living in Carthage, Texas.

Graveside Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Woods Cemetery in Panola County with Rev. Rodney Puryear officiating. Visitation will be prior to the graveside service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Woods New Hope Baptist Church where he was a member.

He was born May 6, 1926 in Nacogdoches County to Clyde Monroe Stephens and Lena (Hilliard) Stephens. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Korea, also. He was employed by the paper mill in Lufkin where he retired.

Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Ruth Baldwin Stephens of the Woods Community, foster son, Danny Joe Mott & wife, Marivel of the Woods Community, sister, LaVerne Jackson & husband, Marshall of Lufkin, sister, Laura Ann Renfro of Lufkin, brother, Billy Stephens & wife, Shirley of Lufkin, sister-in-law Fannie Watson of Tenaha and a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Lena Stephens, two brothers, Lamar Stephens and Elmer Ray Stephens, and in-laws Clarence and Bessie Baldwin and Floyd (Dock) Watson.

Pallbearers are David Fleming, Charles Humphries, Gene Giles, Steven Watson, Charlie Leflett, Lowell Hanson and Larry Fontaine.

A special acknowledgement is extended to Judy Stallone and the staff at Marian Place Assisted Living for their loving care during these past few years.

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


02/17/2011

Rev. Leroy Moore, Sr., 70, of Tenaha passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at his residence in Tenaha, Texas. He was born December 19, 1940 to Harry Moore and Charlcie Lee Reed, both deceased.

A wake will be held Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Community Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Joseph Hall, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

He is survived by:
Wife: Josephine Moore of Tenaha

Sons:
Jimmy Moore of Tenaha
David Moore of Key West, Florida

Daughters:
Charlcie Parker of Tenaha
Linda Williams of Wylie, Texas
Equillia Peradin of Dallas

Daughter-in-law:
Tomiko Moore of Tenaha

14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren

John D. McCoy, age 75, of El Paso, Texas passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 in El Paso, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11am at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, Texas with interment to follow at Corinth Cemetery, Sexton, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Lucian Tatum.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Eddie McCoy White of El Paso, Texas
Elrin McCoy Terry of rantoul, IN
Fannie McCoy Hubbard of Center, Texas


02/16/2011

D.M. “Drewie” Bradshaw, 85, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1926 in Center to Shade Thomas Bradshaw and Jessie James Walker Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the Arcadia Church of Christ. He Graduated from Camp Worth High School in 1943. Mr. Bradshaw served in the Philippines for the United States Army, where he was released from duty in 1946.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Minister Tom Barthel officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Steve Sigler, Michael Sigler, Travis Brock, David Sigler, Joey Bradshaw and John Alvis.

He is survived by:

Wife, Olean Bradshaw of Timpson

Son, Dale Bradshaw and wife Annette of Timpson

Daughter, Faye Sigler and husband James of Center

Grandchildren:
Jennie and John Alvis, Marsha and Travis Brock, Steve and Robyn Sigler,
David and Lisa Sigler, Michael and Jodi Sigler and Joey and Kynda Bradshaw

9 Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Shade Thomas Bradshaw and Jessie James Walker Bradshaw
Brother, Jewel Bradshaw
Sisters, Euna Ferguson and Buna Byford

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


02/16/2011

Harry H. Harrington, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away February 15, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1947 in Galveston to Harry Harrington, Sr. and Sybil Aline Lawson Harrington.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Following services, Mr. Harrington will be cremated.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mary Ann Harrington of Shelbyville

Daughter, Amber Leigh McDowell and husband Richard, Jr. of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Ashleigh McDowell, R.J. McDowell, and Shahala McDowell

Sister, Sheila Strother of Houston

Preceded by:
Parents, Harry Henry Harrington, Sr. and Sybil Aline Lawson Harrington

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


02/15/2011

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Rex Taylor, age 88, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Taylor passed away on Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2011, in Carthage.

Cecil Rex Taylor was born on Nov. 19, 1922, in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, TX to Henry Cecil and Sallie Coyle Taylor. He graduated from Joaquin High School. Mr. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and was honorably discharged on Nov. 4, 1945. He married Dessie Lee Settle on Jan. 24, 1946, in Center, TX and she preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2007, after 61 years of marriage. Mr. Taylor worked for United Gas and Pennzoil for many years until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carthage. Mr. Taylor was also preceded in death by two sisters, R.V. Crutchfield and Sara Shaver and one brother, Max Taylor.

Mr. Taylor is survived by two sons, Ronnie Taylor and wife Darlene of Spring and Randy Taylor and wife Kathy of Austin; five grandchildren, Lee Anne Taylor Sharpe and husband Patrick of Carthage, Kelly Taylor Simmons and husband Mike of Houston, Charlie Taylor and wife Jenna of East Bernard, Justin Taylor and wife Jessica of Dallas, and Brandon Taylor of Dallas; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, and Kolbey Sharpe, Pierce Randall Simmons, Canon Rex Taylor and Cailyn Ryce Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Taylor, Justin Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Patrick Sharpe, Mike Simmons, and Eddie Settle.

If desired, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78731-1626 or to First Baptist Church, Youth Ministries, 256 S. Market, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


Graveside service for 1SG (Retired) John T. Gafford, 70, Lawton will be at 2:00pm Monday at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill with Chaplain Dennis King, Faith Hospice officiating.

Sergeant Gafford died Thursday at his home in Lawton.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

He was born April 9, 19 40 in Center, Texas to Bert F. and Maurice (Sowell) Gafford. He married Kyong (Tina) Hwang on December 22, 19 66 in Seoul , Korea . He served in the United States Army from June 1959 until December 1984, and was proud to serve his country, retiring as a First Sergeant. He served tours in Germany , Korea , Vietnam and Fort Sill . He made Fort Sill his home. While in the Army he earned the following awards, The National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal – 2, Good Conduct Medal-6, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon-2, and the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon-3. After his Army retirement, he worked for various contractors, but retired from I.T.T. as his final job. He saw his most important roles, as a father, husband and grandpa. He was a member of Lawton First Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife Kyong (Tina) Gafford of the home, daughter & son-in-law Jeanne and Glynn Preast of Lawton , OK , son and daughter-in-law John Gafford Jr., and Jennifer of Little Elm, TX, his sister and her husband Dorice and Scott Ramsey of Houston, TX, three grandchildren, Isaac and Joshua Preast and Isis Chouchane. He is also survived by his niece Jo Lea and husband Kelly Froehlich and their children Collin and Kyndall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Kenneth Wayne Gafford.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com


02/13/2011

George Davis, Jr., 87, of Tenaha, passed away February 13, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 18, 1923 in Panola County to George Davis, Sr. and Vera Silvey Waldon Davis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Robert Skinner, James Estes, Danny Davis, Wayne Davis, Jr., Billy Ray Davis and Adam Estes.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Mary Ann Skinner & husband Bill of Joaquin
Vera Roberts & husband Bill of Tenaha

Sons:
Billy Davis & wife Cherry of Center
Johnny Ray Davis & wife Marie of Cushing

Sixteen Grandchildren

Twenty Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George Davis, Sr. and Vera Silvey Waldon Davis
Son, Wayne Davis
Wives, James Vernie Davis & Sandra Kay Davis
Grandsons, Jerry Michael Estes & Brian Davis

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


Ruby M. McCrary, 98 of Minden, La, formerly of Shelby County, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 in a nursing facility in Kilgore.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 from 5pm-8pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am; Wednesday, February 16, 2011 with Homer Stout officiating, burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mrs. McCrary was born April 15, 1912 in Joaquin to parents, Samuel Blain Scott & Mina Lily Scott. She worked as a line worker at the Louisiana Ordinance Plant in Minden, La, motel manager in Minden as well as a clerk for Morgan & Lindsey in Crowley, LA. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Minden before moving to Gregg Home in Kilgore.

She is preceded in death by her son, Wayne McCrary, Husband, Delbert Dyer McCrary, five Brothers; Johnny, Bill, Leonard, Blaine & Elijah Scott, five sisters; Lizzy S. Crump, Myrt S. Ritter, Doris S. Ingram, Marie S. Vice and Millie Scott.

She is survived by:
Son, Pat McCrary & wife, Chloe of Carthage
Daughter, Glenda M. Atkinson & husband, Leroy of Crowley, LA
Sister-in-law, Holvis Stout of Bossier City, LA
Sister-in-law, Martha McCrary of Vivian, LA
Brother-in-law, Doyce McCrary of Longview
Grandchildren; Dale, Nenna & Shanna, Buster, Dean & Sheryl, Sherry, Carla, Lewis & Stacy

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

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


02/12/2011

Louie “Weldon” Fittz, 69, of Deweyville, beloved husband, father and grandfather, peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2011, at his home with his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Brother Damon Bickham and Brother Brad Bickham will be officiating. A Masonic Graveside Service will follow at Trout Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2011, at the church.

Weldon was born in Shelbyville, Texas on May 8, 1941, to L.G. Fittz and Delmer Snider Fittz. He graduated from Shelbyville High School and attended Stephen F. Austin College. He was a born again Christian, a member of First Baptist Church of Deweyville, and instilled his Christian faith in his family.

He was a 32nd degree Master Mason member of Sam Houston Lodge #32 in Shelbyville. He was a retired member of Local 195 Pipefitters Union and retired from Ameripol-Synpol. He was also a paramedic serving Orange County for several years, was a coordinator and instructor for Peoples Ambulance Service in Deweyville and taught at Lamar State College Orange.

Weldon was preceded in death by his mother, father, and his wife, Beverly Rhodes Fittz.

He is survived by his wife, of 23 years, Ophelia Burks Fittz of Deweyville; sister, Phyllis Wagstaff and husband, Glenn of Shreveport; children, Dean Fittz and wife, Pam of Dallas, Angela Shelton and Eric Zahlmann of Orange, Todd Cooper of Deweyville, Kimberly Smalley and husband, Josh of Bridge City, Melanie Sharpe and husband, Donny of Houston, and Scott Fittz of Dallas; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends who will all miss him dearly. He was looking forward to the arrival of 2 more grandchildren as well as another great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.


John A. Pate, Jr. was born December 16, 1925 in Center, Texas to John A. Pate, Sr. and Ruth Chapman Pate and went to be with his Lord on February 10, 2011.

He graduated from Timpson High School in 1943 and attended BMI in Longview, Texas. John served our country during WWII in US Army Medical Corps. He married the love of his life, Maxine Rhodes, and they were blessed with 63 years of marriage. The lived several places including Center, Longview, Daingerfield and Tulsa. He was employed by Skelly Oil and Holly Farms as an accountant. John was a part owner of Reliable Pipe in Lone Star.

In retirement, he and his wife lived in Longview for about 25 years and were members of Longview Missionary Baptist Church. He is a Master Mason and a member of the Gregg County Scottish Rite.

John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Dwaine Barthol of Hughes Springs and Janet and John Blake of Longview. Also two granddaughters and their husbands, Brooke and William Dannelley of Hughes Springs and Brandi and Nick Smith of Redwater; four great grandchildren, Landon, Dawson and Tessa Dannelley and Tyler Smith; one sister, Lawanda Heaberlin of Longview and several nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends Sunday Feb. 13 at Rader Funeral Home, Longview, from 2-4PM. Funeral services will be at Rosewood Park Cemetery Mausoleum Monday Feb 14 at 10AM with Reverend Bill Voss and Reverend Nathan Rogers officiating.

The family requests memorial donations can be made to Margaret’s House or Longview Missionary Baptist Church.

A special thanks to Dr. Sawyer and Dr. Rama Nayini, the staff at Pine Tree Home Health, Longview Regional Hospital, Good Shepherd Medical Center, and the Staff at Margaret’s House for all their care and compassion.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.


02/10/2011

Howard Johnson, 73, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at his home. He was born September 22, 1937 in Jeanrette, Louisiana to Howard Judson Johnson and Mozelle Patterson Miears. Mr. Johnson served in the US Army, and was of the Baptist faith.

At the family's request, Mr. Johnson has been cremated.  Family and friends will visit from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, Feburary 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral  Home.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Michelle Johnson of California
O’Shann Terry of Texas

Grandsons:
Nicolas Sammons of Texas
Noah Terry of Texas

Sister, Quincy Borders & husband Murray of Center

Brother, Haskell Miears & wife Shirley of Tuscola

Special Cousins:
Tommy & Nelda Robison
Rebecca Patterson Carroll
Ron Linscomb
Bob Linscomb

Also a number of other relatives and friends.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 152
Center, Texas 75935


Glennda Angel Nestle was born and passed away February 9, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, February 11, 2011 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Alice Ann Nestle of Gary

Grandmother, Candy Ann Nestle of Center

Great Grandmother, Alice Ansley of Gary

Uncle, Allen Nestle of Center

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandfather, Glenn Ansley

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


Ann Louise Konderla, 79, of the Stockman Community, passed away February 10, 2011 at her residence.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Powdrill Cemetery. Rosary will be Monday, February 14, 2011 7:00 PM at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

She was born July 25, 1931 to Richard and Irene (Jones) Halleck. She was member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard W. and Irene Halleck and Brother, Richard W. Halleck, Jr.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Edward A. Konderla Sr. of the Stockman Community

Children:
Ed Konderla Jr. & wife, Patresa of Ecuador
Phillip Konderla & wife, Pennye of Denton
Marianne McLemore & husband, Alan of Beaumont
Richard Konderla & wife, Dorothy of Timpson

Grandchildren: Jeremy Konderla & Juiia of Garrison
Chase Konderla of Timpson
Andrew Konderla & wife, Melanie Konderla of Biloxi, Mississippi
Heidi Borden& Husband, Chip of Conroe
Lance Konderla of Timpson
Valorie Konderla of Timpson
Anthony Martin of Nacogdoches
Michael Konderla of Houston
John Konderla of Timpson
Prisca Konderla of Denton
Joseph Konderla of Denton

Great Grandchildren:
Aiden Konderla
Amelia Borden
Aeri Konderla
Brothers & Sisters:
Ernest Halleck
Edward Halleck
Pat Halleck
Elsie Rao
Catharine Martin
Tony Halleck

A Host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Jeremy Konderla, Chase Konderla, John Konderla, Michael Konderla, Anthony Martin, Lance Konderla and Joseph Konderla

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 717 FM 2974, Center, Texas 75935

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


Doris Massey Parker passed away February 9, 2011.

Doris was born on February 12, 1921 in Center, Texas, the first of three children born to Lola Ruth (Hunter) Massey and Johnnie Thomas Massey, who preceded her in death. Growing up in Center she demonstrated her love of horses by participating in barrel racing and being crowned Rodeo Queen. She graduated from Center High School and attended Stephen F. Austin where she was a majorette with the Lumberjack band. She then attended Massey Business College in Houston before returning to Center to work at Farmers State Bank. On June 30, 1946 she married Frank Edward Parker and they settled in Center.

Doris was first and foremost a Christian woman who loved God, her family and her friends. She joined the First Baptist Church at an early age, but upon marriage she joined the Parker family at the First Methodist Church where she was active serving on its Board of Trustees in various capacities and enjoyed teaching Sunday School, directing Vacation Bible School, presided as President of the WSCS and chaired numerous bereavement luncheons. She was a tireless volunteer for the Center Public Schools PTA, Halloween Carnival Chairman, charter member of Beta Sigma Phi, Center Garden Club and the Shelby County Historical Society.

Loving wife and mother, devoted sister and daughter, the world’s greatest “Dee Dee”, mother-in-law, loyal friend, unparalleled homemaker, Doris was all of these things and much more to her family and friends.

She enjoyed decorating her home, Christmas at Parker Pines, summers in Vail, Colorado, fishing, having afternoon coffee with her friends, cooking pies and all things beautiful. Doris was the happiest when surrounded by her family as she always said they were her hobby.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, F.E. Parker, her sister Johnnie Ruth Massey Brown, her brother, Cecil Edgar Massey and her parents. She is survived by her loving and grateful children, Pam Parker Wall (William) of Denver, Colorado, Patti Parker Peterson (James) of Fort Worth and Frank E. Parker, Jr. (Cheryl) of Dallas. She left behind seven grandchildren who will miss “Dee Dee”, her irresistible cooking and her unconditional love. They are William Harrison Wall III (Anna) of Denver, Colorado, Claiborn Massey Peterson (Katie) of Dallas, Treven Parker Wall (Alison) of Baltimore, Maryland, Pamela Peterson Lancaster (Daniel) of Fort Worth, Winter Patricia Wall of Denver, Colorado, Frank E. Parker, III and Bolt Houston Parker of Dallas plus seven great grandchildren Adelyn, Willow, Pax, Peter and Ian Wall, Kate and Caroline Peterson.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 in the evening at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday February 12, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Joel McMahon officiating.

Pallbearers are Tripp Wall, Treven Wall, Claiborn Peterson, Trey Parker, Bolt Parker, Pamela Lancaster, Winter Wall, Rick Campbell and Murray Mathews.

Honorary pallbearers are W.R. Boyd, James Campbell, Gail Cuculic, W. I. Davis, Malcolm Weaver, Scott Massey, Randy Massey, John Massey, Mark Massey and Burton Brown and Jack R. Parker. Honorary (deceased) pallbearers are Franklin Pigg, Jack Motley, Mann Pinkston, Tolbert Foster, Frank Rawls and Gene Biddle.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a memorial donation to the First United Methodist Church 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Marian Place 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, Texas 75633.


02/09/2011

Norma Jean Shamblin, 83, of Friendswood passed away February 6, 2011. She was born December 12, 1927 in Center, Texas to Minnie and Dewey Randolph Tyer. She was a long time resident of La Porte before moving to Friendswood. Norma was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by her daughters Milta Whitman and husband Jack, Leezan Grun and husband Eddie, grandchildren Angie Vegas and husband Luke, Blake Morgan and wife Jennifer, Chelsie Calhoun and husband Chris, Dallas Smith and wife Andrea, Brandon Smith and Araka, and great grandchildren Jacob, Chynna, Joshua, Zachary, Lane, Koehl, Jodi, Lyla, Ethan, and Connor.

Visitation will be held Friday February 11, 2011 at 9am -10:30am at Paul U. Lee La Porte Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held later in the day (3PM) at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.


02/08/2011

Mrs. Margaret Ann (Mayfield) Malone, age 77, entered into rest in San Augustine, Texas, Friday, February 4, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born October 29, 1933, in Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Margaret was the executive Secretary for the Forestry department at Stephen F. Austin State University for many years. She married Sam Malone and the couple started the San Augustine and Hemphill/Pineland Rambler newspapers in San Augustine and Hemphill until the couple sold the newspapers many years later, and then operated a printing company in San Augustine until Sam Malone's death. Sam referred to Margaret as his "Lady Margaret" and they were active in many organizations across the state. Margaret was onetime president of the Texas Outdoors Women's Press Association and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Margaret was a resident of Twin Lakes Care Center, San Augustine, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, N.Q. and Glayds (West) Mayfield of Nacogdoches, Texas, her husband, Sam Malone of San Augustine, a brother, Joe M. Mayfield of Nacogdoches.

She is survived by a sister, Madge (Mayfield) Pitts of Westlake, Lousiana, Stepson, Mike Malone and stepdaughter Samye Johnson, both of San Augustine. Also by a host of nieces and nephews.

Ashes will be interred at the Christ Church Episcopal in San Augustine, Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any contributions be made to a charity of choice, The San Augustine Public Library, or Christ Church Episcopal, San Augustine.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mrs. Winnie Davis Greer Markle, 101, longtime resident of San Augustine passed away late Wednesday evening, February 2, 2011 in San Augustine. Winnie was born to Mary Samantha (Powell) Greer and Robert Vance Greer on December 22, 1909, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Winnie married W.H. (Dutch) Markle in 1927 and eventually settled in Port Arthur where Dutch worked for the Texas Company. Twin daughters were born in 1931. During WWII Dutch served in Europe while the family lived across the country. A son was born after the war. Over the next several years while working for Texaco, the family lived in Port Arthur, Porta la Cruz, Venezuela, Lockport, Illinois and Casper, Wyoming. In 1970, Winnie and Dutch returned to Port Arthur where they retired and divided their time living in Port Neches and San Augustine. Winnie moved permanently to San Augustine after Dutch's death and lived next door to her sister Nell Gillman.

She is survived by twin daughters: Bettie Carroll & her husband, James of LaMargue, Texas; Connie Stein of San Augustine; son: Walter Greer Markle and his wife, Donna of Ashland, Oregon; grandchildren: Constance Upshaw and her husband, Charles of Raleigh, NC; Bob Stein Jr., and his wife, Toni of Lakeland, Florida; Mary Kay Hicks of Axtell, Texas, Carol Jane Locarro, and her husband, Robert of Merritt, NC; Michael Carroll and his wife, Debbie of Austin, Patrick Carroll and his wife, Laurie of Dallas, and Adam Markle of Los Angeles, California. 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; nieces Brenda Turpin and husband Jim of Missour City, Texas and Becky Landry and husband Mike of Salem, South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 11:00 A.M. with Bro. Rick Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the San Augustine City Cemetery.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family has requested memorials be made to San Augustine Library, M.D. Anderson or the charity of your choice.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com.


02/06/2011

Harold Edward Sherrill, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born January 21, 1929 in North Carolina. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, February 7, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Sons;
Harold Sherrill and wife Connie of Lumberton
James Edward Sherrill of Nacogdoches

Daughters;
Linda Quigley of Center
Kay Green and husband Buck of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Four Great-Great Grandchildren

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law;
J. B. Scott and wife Bobbie of Center
Barbara Sue Miller of Haughton, Louisiana
Iva Nell Miller of Center
Patsy Madison of Mississippi
Marvin Mitchell of Center
Robert Mitchell and wife Nelda of Lufkin

Preceded in death by:
Parents; Byron S. Miller, Sr. and Helen May Williams Miller
Wife, Ruth Sherrill
Daughter, Patsy Sherrill
Brothers; Carl Miller, Eugene Miller and Byron S. Miller, Jr.
Son-in-law, Bubba Livingston

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


02/04/2011

Funeral services for Geneva Jones Higginbotham, 74, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 7, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery, Tyler, TX. Mrs. Higginbotham passed away Friday, February 4, 2011, in Timpson.

Born July 4, 1936, in Grand Saline, TX, Geneva Higginbotham was the daughter of the late Robert Jones and Lorretter Clark Murphy. After graduating from high school, she attended Tyler Junior College and was an executive secretary in several area banks. She and Richard Vernon Higginbotham were married May 4, 1956. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Timpson.

Geneva not only was a loving mother to her children Lisa and Ricky, but also was an international mom who welcomed 13 exchange students from 8 countries into her home. She and Vernon provided each of them with a wonderful experience of living in the United States.

Survivors include her husband Vernon Higginbotham of Timpson; daughter Lisa Higginbotham of Shreveport, LA; daughter-in-law Katrina Higginbotham of Lake Dallas, TX; granddaughter Carmen Higginbotham and Michael Kramer of Humble, TX; grandson Kamren Higginbotham and wife Christie of Longview, TX; great granddaughters Kelsey and Kilynn Higginbotham of Longview and Kristian Kramer of Humble; and 3 brothers: Alvin Murphy of Colorado, Calvin Murphy of Tyler, and Dalvin Murphy of Tyler. In addition to her parents, Geneva was preceded in death by son Ricky Higginbotham.

Visitation to receive family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 06, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


02/02/2011

Walter Rainbolt, Jr., 44 of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1966 in Nacogdoches to Walter Clarence Rainbolt, Sr. and Laura Bounds Rainbolt.

Walter was a 1984 graduate of Center High School. Over the years, he had been involved in many different business endeavors. He was currently managing Timpson Tire Company in Timpson. Walter was a member of Shelby County Cookers, and founded the National Wild Turkey Federation in Shelby County. He was a member of Center Christian Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 4, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 5, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bruce James and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chris Mayfield, Bruce Jones, Larry Horn, Randy Gilespie, Jonathan Wulf, Adam Ray, Steve Tinkle, Don Wheeler, and Jordan Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Shelby County Cookers, Carter Ray Garner, Murray Mathews, J.B. Raymond, Mitch Davis, Roscoe McSwain, Prentis Hay, Tim Guenther and Kelly Thompkins.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Cassidy Elizabeth Rainbolt of Center

Son, Walter Caiden Rainbolt of Center

Mother, Laura Bounds Rainbolt of Center

Brother, Mark Phelps and wife, Jane of Center

Sisters:
Jon Phelps Rholes of Kyle
Laura Jo Richardson and husband, Kirk of Jasper

Nieces:
Dianne Phelps of Austin
Kelly Rholes of San Marcos
Avery Richardson of Jasper
Alex Richardson of Jasper
Alivia Richardson of Jasper

Nephew, Ryan Rholes of San Diego, California

Special Friend, Jennifer Weaver of Center

Great Aunt, Frances “Sister” Moody of Mt. Enterprise

Preceded in death by:
Father, Walter C. “Bo” Rainbolt
Brother, Randy Phelps

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Walter’s name to the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, http://www.roughriderscholarship.org or PO Box 152 Center, Texas 75935.

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


02/01/2011

Mr. Bernon Howell, age 86, entered into rest January 30, 2011, in Lufkin, Texas. He was born October 6, 1924, in San Augustine County, Texas to the late Willie Justin Howell and Vera (Sanders) Howell.

Mr. Howell worked as a mechanic and drove the bus for many years for the San Augustine Independent School District. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughters Gayla Hoffman of San Augustine and Pamela Hammack and husband Troy of San Augustine; grandchildren Allen and Jason Hoffman, Samantha and husband Mike Dorsett, Tabitha and husband Granvil Fountain, and Tracey Hammack; great-grandchildrne William Horne, Gabriel Hoffman, Tyler Fountain, Mason Fountain, Charlie Fountain, and Jenna Dorsett; sister Wilma and husband Joe Cleckley of San Augustine.

Furneral services will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 10:00 a.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Doug Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tracey Hammack, Granvil Fountain, Mike Dorsett, Darrenn Fountain, Joe Moore, Robert Byley Jr. and Ben Byley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 1, 5:00 til 8:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts

01/29/2011

Tincy Griffith, 71 of Center, passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Memorial Hospital Nacogdoches. He was born April 23, 1939 in shelby County, Texas to Dalton Griffith and Nela Hurst Griffith. Tincy Griffith was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and worked at Griffith Furniture and was retired from Center Police Department and Tyson Foods.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers are Curtis Eaves, Matt Porter, Mauricio Arcibar, Maxie Eaves, Bency Hooper, and Mauricio Arcibar, Jr.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Lacey Griffith of Temple, TX

Brothers:
Garth Griffith and wife Imogene of Industry, TX
Waylon Giffith of Center, TX

Sisters:
Clara Honea of Huntsville
Louise Green of Houston

Anumber of Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and a host of Friends

Mr. Griffith was preceded in death by Parents Dalton and Nela Hurst Griffith, 3 Brothers Martin McMahon, Calvin McMahon, Buster McMahon, 2 Brother-in-laws Bill Green & Dick Honea.

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


01/28/2011

Auneva Collins, 97, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Aubrey King officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 31, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 20, 1913 in Tenaha to John and Mary (Davis) Corder.

She preceded in death by her Parents, John and Mary Corder, Husband, Dean Collins and Grandson, Thomas Joseph Ballard.

She is survived by:
Son: Michael Collins of Pennsylvania

Daughter: Sandra Collins Ballard of Shreveport

2 Grandsons: Michael Collins Jr. of Pennsylvania
Shawn Patrick Collins of CA

Sister: Aline Yates of Jackson, Mississippi

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


Funeral services for Mr. George Dewey Faussett, Jr., age 66, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thad Mills and Rev. Billy Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, LA. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Faussett passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2011, in Tyler.

George Dewey Faussett, Jr. was born on Nov. 6, 1944, in Center, TX to George Dewey and Hortense Alamay Faussett. Mr. Faussett attended Joaquin High School. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic. He enjoyed carpentry, westerns, civil war history, fishing, and plumbing. George was a jack of all trades and a master of all. He married Janet Hunter on Dec. 2, 2002, in Carthage. Mr. Faussett moved to Carthage in 1995, from Texarkana. He attended Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Gary. Mr. Faussett was preceded in death by his parent.

Mr. Faussett is survived by his wife, Janet Hughes Faussett of Carthage; two sons, Michael Ray Hughes and wife Cathy of Kemp and Otis Hughes and fiancé Monica of Carthage; three daughters, Tonya Renee Polanco and husband Jimmie of Groves, Pamela Freshour and husband Skip of Temp, AZ, and Tersia Davis of Lufkin; two brothers, David Faussett and wife Janice Kay of Tenaha and James Ray Faussett and wife Pam of Timpson; one sister, Doris Hooper of Henderson; and five grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mr. Faussett.

Serving as pallbearers are Ronnie Mosman, Michael Mosman, John Ballard, James Knight, Charles Lennon, and Charles Rhodes. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Kristopher and Taylor Hunter and Bill DeVaul.

If desired, memorials may be made to Bethel Cemetery Assn., 153 Hoy Lane, Logansport, LA 71049.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


01/27/2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian McGee Whiddon, 85 of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Ulrich officiating. Burial will follow in the Scholar Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Saturday evening from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Whiddon passed away January 27, 2011 in Carthage.

Mrs. Lillian Flora McGee Whiddon was born January 9, 1926 in Polk County, Texas to the marriage of Nathan Sylvester “Tom” and Alta Magnolia Chance McGee. Lillian was raised in the Baptist faith in Shelby County and attended rural Shelby County schools. She met and married James Olan Whiddon on June 21, 1946 and together celebrated 49 years together until he preceded her in death in 1995. An army wife, Mrs. Whiddon was a homemaker and later owned and operated Lillian’s Beauty Shop in Coahona, Texas until they retired back to Shelby County.

She enjoyed reading, quilting and cooking and was very devoted to her family. Mrs. Whiddon is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Bennie Nathan McGee and an infant son.

Mrs. Whiddon is survived by her sons, Tommy Harold Whiddon and wife Beverly of Austin, James Olan Whiddon, Jr., and wife Lesia of Clayton, New Mexico; daughter, Vicki Alexander of Carthage; niece that she raised, Patsy Rose McCune Cross and husband Phillip of Big Springs; brothers, Leonard Hamilton McGee and wife Inez of Conroe, Clinton Dean McGee and wife Louise of Conroe; Grandchildren, Michael Alexander of Carthage, Tracey Wall and husband Joseph of Kilgore, Randall Scott Whiddon of Waco, Jacob Kyle Whiddon of New Mexico; great grandchild, Emily Madison; special Caregiver, Amy Juarez of Murvaul; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Wall, Raymond McGee, Jerry McGee, Darrell McGee, Eddie McGee and Terry McGee.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


01/25/2011

Claude Jackson McIntosh Jr., 67, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Sister Nina Coudrain officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 26, 1943 to Howard and Dorothy (Buxton) Black. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Howard and Dorothy Black.

He is survived by:
Son: Howard Jackson McIntosh of Joaquin

3 Brothers: Joe Black of Florida
Bobby Black of Joaquin
John Black & wife, Stella of Nacogdoches

Niece: Jennifer Johnson & husband, Joe of Commerce

Nephew: James Black of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Special Aunt: Sally Cornell of Tennessee

Nephew: Phillip Black of Arizona

Special Friend: Melodie Michelle Wood of Joaquin


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


  

Graveside service for Benjamin “Benjy” Bearden, 61, of Huntsville, TX, formerly of Timpson, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 27, 2011, in Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Mr. Bearden passed away January 25, 2011, in Houston, TX.

Born February 27, 1949, in Henderson, TX, Benjy Bearden was the son of the late Benjamin Hardy Bearden and Winnie (Fonville) Bearden. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. After teaching in several schools, Benjy became a prison guard for Texas Department of Corrections. He was also a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his brother Hardy Bearden of Timpson, brother-in-law Charles Fletcher of Nacogdoches, and 2 nieces. In addition to his parents, Benjy was preceded in death by his sister Martha Fletcher.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Larry Dale Starkey, age 52, of Frankston, TX, formerly of Gary, TX, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Palestine. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Corinth Cemetery with Pastor Leonard Milford officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Larry Dale Starkey was born on Aug. 10, 1958, in Shepherd, TX to John Ermon and Wanda Mae Nutt Starkey. Mr. Starkey graduated from Shepherd High School with the class of 1976, and later earned his real estate license. He worked in the oil field as a welder. Mr. Starkey married, Linda Jean Martin on Nov. 12, 2002, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Starkey is survived by his mother and father, Wanda and John E. Starkey of Gary; his wife, Linda Starkey of Frankston; three step-children, Tammy Bearden and husband Frank of Henderson, Trisha Evans and husband T.J. of Liberty City, and Marie Pendleton and husband Jeff of Carlisle; three sisters, Linda Choate and husband John of Gary, Retha Starkey of Center, and Betty Riggs and husband Wayne of Gary; nine step-grandchildren, Blade and Nikke Gillispie, Tori, Kaytlynn and Breanna Evan, Baylee, Brenden, and Christopher Brown, and Cullen Pendleton. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mr. Starkey.

Serving as pallbearers are Joe Brown, Dickie Donnan, Frank Bearden, T.J. Evans, Henry Marx, and Lynn Roberts.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Mr. John Keith Bryan, 44, of San Augustine County, passed from this life late Sunday evening, January 23, 2011, in Nacogdoches after an extended illness. He was born in San Augustine to Kellie and Roxie (Wyatt) Bryan, on December 12, 1966.

John attended San Augustine schools until he had to stay home because of illness. He had worked part-time for Butler Perry Service Station and for Mixon's Convience Store. Again he was forced to stay home because of illness, but he continued working whenever he could. He was a member of Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church. He loved playing the guitar and listening to music.

He is survived by his mother Roxie Bryan of San Augustine; brother Gaylon Bryan and wife Janice of San Augustine; sister Shirley Russell and husband Chris of Foley Alabama; nephews Matt Russell and Jason Bryan; nieces Kim Talton, Jana Bryan and Brandi Nichols; great-nieces Roxie Jane Wallace, Abigail Russell, Isabella Rose Russell, and Charlie Grey Talton; great-nephews Will Russell, Jett Tomlinson, Camden Nichols and Hayden Nichols; Uncles Robert Wyatt and wife Lorene of Lufkin and Burnice Ray Bryan and wife Margie; aunts Ruthie Smith of Silsbee and Annie Mae Gilcrease of Old Salem.

He was preceded in death by his father Kellie Bryan; and brothers Elton Bryan and Ronnie Bryan.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Dickerson Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, January 25, 2011, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augutine, Texas 75972.

Pallbearers will be Jason Bryan, Matt Russell, Kurt Coulter, Morris Riley, Shane Smith and Thomas Ray Bryan.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


01/23/2011

Martha Ruth Belrose, 78, of Center, passed away January 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 20, 1933 in Center to Jesse M. Green and Zuma Carroll Green. Mrs. Belrose was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Port Neches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Sis. Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Belrose, Todd Clark, Lonnie Belrose, Danny Cecil Belrose, Bobby Chandler, Melvin Tomlin, Chris Barton, Stoney Foux, Roe Belrose, Steve Tomlin and Steven Belrose.

She is survived by:

Husband, Robert W. Belrose of Center

Son, Bobby Belrose and wife Charlotte of Lumberton

Grandchildren;
Stoney, Shanique and Jamie

Seven Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by;
Son, Donald Ray Belrose

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


Troy Louise Galbreath Webb of Timpson, Texas,, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Garrison Nursing Home. She was born on August 15, l918 in Alto, Texas and lived in Timpson, in the Shady Grove Community, for 74 years. She attended school in Timpson and graduated from Timpson High School in 1936. A member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church for 74 years, she taught Sunday School and served as church secretary for 25 years. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in running Galbreath Grocery Stores in Timpson. She is survived by two daughters , Wanda Windham of Mesquite, Texas and Virginia Nash and husband , Doug, of Bartlett, Tennessee, grandchildren, Debi Amos and husband, Stephen, Lynn Whitehead, Lisa Curry and husband, Mike, Marla Livingston and husband, , Ronnie, David Edwards , Chris Crump and wife, Teri, Sherry Anglemyer and husband, Don , Angela Edwards and husband, Gary, Stanley Pebsworth and wife, Lee Anne, sisters, Emma Milford, Avis Stamps and husband Gerald, Margie Childs and husband, Terrell, Alma Bridwell and husband, Linden, sister-in-law, Jackie Ramsey , niece, Betty Parker , a number of other nieces , nephews, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and long-time care-giver, Brooksie Bearden. She was preceded in death by husbands, Sanford L. Galbreath and Cecil Webb, daughter , Valeta Galbreath Edwards and husband, James Edwards, son-in-law, Larry G. Windham ,and sisters, Lavennia Galbreath and husband, A. D., Grace Pledger and husband Milton, brothers, James Ramsey and Roy Ramsey and wife, Oleta, parents, Sidney Marvin and Florence Valeta Hearne Ramsey.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Rick Anderson and Rev. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow in Buena Vista Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


01/22/2011

Hurst E. Hagler, 91, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born August 29, 1919 in Shelby County to Brither Hagler and Maggie Askew Hagler. Mr. Hagler served in the Marine Corps. He was an elder of Viking Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Himmel officiating.

He is survived by:
Sons
Gary Hagler and wife Holly of Keithville, Louisiana
Rick Hagler and wife Julie of Karnack
Kevin Hagler and wife Cindy of Elysian Fields

Six Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Brither Hagler and Maggie Askew Hagler
Wife, Marcell Hagler
Son, Gene Edward Hagler
Bro, Leon Hagler
Sisters, Lemerle Collins and Edna George

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


Gezleidi Yudit Lizet Lopez, of Center, was born and passed away January 20, 2011 at a Shreveport hospital.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Watsons & Sons Funeral home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She is survived by:

Parents, Alberto Lopez and Olivia Vega of Center

Brother, Sa’id Alberto Lopez of Center

Grandparents:
Josefa & Felipe Vega of Center
Marie Lourdes Arce & Ruben Lopez of Guanajuato, Mexico

Aunt, Alicia Gonzalez & husband Gilberto of Center

Uncles:
Alejandro Mendoza & wife Margarita of Center
Jaime Vega of Center
Gilberto Vega of Center
Marco Sanchez of Center

Cousins:
Aaron Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Alejandro Mendoza and Daniella Mendoza, all of Center

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


James Allen Byrd, 54, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 in Tyler. He was born January 19, 1957 in Center to Houston Simpson Byrd and Frances Bridwell Byrd.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Michael Joe officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Mother, Frances Byrd of Joaquin

Brothers;
William T. Byrd of California
Gerald Glenn Byrd of Joaquin
Robert Wayne Byrd of Joaquin
Steve Edward Byrd of Joaquin
Michael Joe Byrd of Joaquin

Sisters;
Mary Elizabeth Manshack of Nacogdoches
Patricia Lynn Byrd of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father, Houston Simpson Byrd
Grandmother, Doris Bridwell
Nephew, Little Robert

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


01/21/2011

Edward Reynolds, 64, of San Augustine, passed away January 20, 2011 at Twin Lakes Care Center.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born May 1, 1946 in Jasper, Alabama to Lizzie Gurganus.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Alice Reynolds Bennefield & husband, Wesley of San Augustine

Step-Daughters:
Tammy Jordan of San Augustine
Bonnie Miller & husband, JD of San Augustine

Mother of his children: Windy Oliver

Grandchildren:
Macy Bennefield
Barrett Bennefield
Robert Jordan
Daphne Runnels
Ashley Miller

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


Mrs. Terri Marie Durham, 44, of Bronson, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011, at a hospital in Nacogdoches.

Terri was born to Helen Marie (Jacks) Sowell and Vester Lee Sowell on August 9, 1966, in Buna, Texas. Terri was disabled, and truly loved her friends that surrounded her with their love and support. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Broaddus.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011, in the First United Pentecostal Church in Broaddus, with Bro. Mark Green officiating. Interment will follow in the Sowell Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

She will lie-in-state at the church in Broaddus today, Friday, January 21, 2011, beginning at 4 p.m. until funeral service time.

Her Survivors include her Father: Joseph S. Durham of Bronson; Brothers: Marvin Lee Durham of Bronson, Ernest Joe Durham and his wife, Mary of Orange, and Harold T. Durham and his wife, Jane of Bronson; Nephews: Harold T. Durham, Jr. of Logansport, La., and Christopher S. Durham of Rosevine; Nieces: Ashley Durham of Orange, and Chelsey Durham of Orange along with her best friend: Cindy Heil of Broaddus.

Pallbearers will be Ed Clark, Harold Durham, Chris Durham, Billy Ingram, Neil Husband, and Marion (B.M.) Farr

She was preceded in death by her natural parents, Vester Lee and Marie Sowell, adopted Mother, Ernestine Durham, brother, Chester Sowell and sister, Belinda Sowell.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Lonnie B. Yarbrough, 74 of Garrison, passed away Sunday morning, January 16, 2011 at Willow Brook Nursing Home. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Sweet Union Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Interment to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Elder Doctor Raymond Watts officiating.

He was survived by:
Daughter, Sonya JoAnn Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, TX

Sons, Raymond Watts of Houston, TX, Robert Watts of Garrison, TX, Nathan Watts of Lovelady, TX, James Lynn Yarbrough of Alberquerce, New Mexico, Danny Ricardo Yarbrough of Memphis, TN, Michael Jerome Yarbrough of Houston, TX, Steven Benard Yarbrough of Garrison, TX, Keith LaBrunn Yarbrough of Garrison, TX

14 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren

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


L.B. Bolton, 74 of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday evening, January 16, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Services to be held at 2pm Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Triumph First Pentecostal Church, Shelbyville, Texas and will lay-in-state from 1pm to 2pm. Interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle officiating.

Bolton is survived by:
Mother, Lena Martin of Beaumont, TX

Daughters, Mary Bolton of Mansfield, LA and Gloria Nays of Palestine, TX
Sons, L.B. Bolton Jr. of Shelbyville, TX and Kenneth Bolton of Center, TX

Brothers, Joseph Martin of Nacogdoches, TX, James Martin of Beaumont, TX and Eddie Ray Bolton of Center, TX

Sisters, Jannie Ann Noble and Patricia Ann Martin of Beaumont, TX and Shirley Watts and Peggie Bolton of Center, TX

14 Grandchildren and 31 Great Grandchildren

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


01/20/2011

Mary Ann Franks Arnold, 79 of Carthage, Texas pass Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Carthage, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Hawthorn Funeral Home with Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Burial will follow in Clayton Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mary Ann Bailey Franks Arnold was born November 19, 1931 in the Buncomb Community of Panola County, Texas. She was the second of four children born to the marriage of William Fred and Annie May Snelson Bailey. Mary Ann graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1948, attended Panola Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University where she graduated with a B.A. and a Masters in Education. Her teaching career began when she was 20 in the Beaumont area moving to Clayton in 1952. Mrs. Franks taught art at Carthage High School and Carthage Jr. High. She ended her career after teaching at Gary Elementary School, retiring in 1990. Mrs. Arnold loved following the success of her students, watching them grow into fine young men and women. She was a longtime member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Mary Ann enjoyed the simple things, family and friends, her church family and her student family she always kept in touch with. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, James E. Franks in 1970 and Rade G. Arnold in 2005, and a brother Wendell Bailey.

She is survived by her son, James Lamar Franks and wife Portia of Carthage, Daughters Mona Ann Dane and husband Matt of Greeley, CO, Candance Marie Carson and husband Jesse of Good Springs, brothers, Fred Bailey, Jr., Charles Bailey and grandchildren, James Arron Franks, Sarah Elizabeth Franks and Matthew Dane, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rex Lee Graves, Charles Thomas Bailey, Tommy Cubine, Kenneth Robinson, O.B. Roberson, Ted Mauitzen and Marlis Brown.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Funeral services for Rosa Lee Edge, 92, of Carthage, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2011 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Jackson and Rev. James Edge officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Edge passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Carthage, Texas.

Mrs. Rosa Lee Hancock Edge was born April 18, 1918 in Old Center Community of Panola County, Texas to the marriage of Robert Earl “Bob” and Stella Johnson Hancock.

Rosa Lee graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1935, later attending Stephen F. Austin State University. After obtaining her Bachelors, Mrs. Edge achieved her Masters of Education in 1956. While working towards her Masters, Rosa Lee taught grades one through five at Rural Flat Woods School, a one teacher school in Panola County. She married Eldon Rual Edge in December of 1939 and celebrated 58 years together until he preceded her in death in 1998. She continued to teach at different schools such as sixth grade at Leverett’s Chapel, fourth grade at Carthage, and eventually became principal of Libby Primary School from 1974-1979. Mrs. Edge was the Area Vice President of Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, President of Carthage Classroom Teachers, President of the East Texas Area Council of Social Studies and the Vice-President of Texas Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Sorority for Woman Educators. Among the many accomplishments, Rosa Lee also made time to teach the Adult Women’s Alathean Sunday School Class at Central Baptist church where she was a long time member. Mrs. Edge is preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Emory Hancock and Bobbie Jean McDaniel.

Mrs. Edge is survived by her children, Rodney Edge of Kyle, Ralph Edge and wife Glenda of Carthage, Gary Edge of High Point, North Carolina; brother, Charles Hancock and wife June of Tenaha; sister, Pauline Hansen of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Karen Haverstock and John of Dallas, Chad Edge of Carthage, Kirk and Donna Edge of new Braunfels, Bobby Edge of Austin, Steve Edge and wife Mirana of Austin, Amanda Edge of New York, New York; Great grandchildren, Abigail Edge of Austin, Annie Edge of Austin, Krista and Chris Dickerson of Carthage, Ashleigh Edge of Carthage, Courtney Edge of Carthage, Michael Edge of Carthage, Dylan Edge of New New Braunfels, Allison Edge of New Braunfels; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Bill O’Neal, Gary Claxton, Chris Maurtizen, Ralph Todd, Raymond Scheifer, and Ralph Marshall. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Roberson, Bill Price, and Sammy Moore.

Family requests memorials be made to the Old Center Cemetery.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Noel Wardlaw, 69, of San Augustine, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born December 25, 1941 in Ontario, Oregon to Robert and Mary Alice (White) Wardlaw.
He served in the US Air force.

He is survived by: Wife:
Shirley Wardlaw of San Augustine

Son:
Scott & Shelly Wardlaw of Mesa, AZ

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


01/18/2011

Marilyn Covington-Williams, 59, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother lost her long and courageous battle with GIST cancer and went to be with our Lord on January 16, 2011 surrounded by her family. Born on September 27, 1951 in Houston, Tx to Eulon Clay Sample and Bessie Ann Davis, raised in San Antonio and a lifelong member of Southeast Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley Jo and her first husband of 34 years, Gerald Mac Covington.

She is survived by her brother, Tommy Clay Sample; second husband of 2 ½ years, Billy Williams; her children, Julie Ann Covington, Glenn Michael Covington and wife Amanda, Jeffrey Scott Covington, Rebecca Marie Shell and husband Fred, Heath James Williams and wife Mary Beth; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole, Samantha Leigh, Jonathon Lloyd, Kevin, Marissa, T.J., Heath and Eva; great-grandchildren, Paul Lawrence, Raelynn, Rylee and Bianca; niece, Tamlyn Sample Overmier; nephews, Jack Lane Sample and Cody Ray Sample; and numerous other relatives and family friends who loved her very much.

A visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ Sunset Funeral Home on Austin Hwy. Funeral Service will be conducted at 12 noon on Friday, January 21, 2011 @ Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.


Jewel D. “J.D.” Jones, Jr., 73, of Texas City, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011, in Texas City.

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m., Thursday, January 20, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. On Friday, January 21, at 2 p.m., there will be a graveside service at the Coldspring Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Visitation there will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Garrison Funeral Home, 886 Hwy. 59 N. in Garrison, Texas. (936-347-2260)

Mr. Jones was born February 22, 1937 in Center, Texas to parents, Jewel Daniel Jones, Sr. and Ruby Warren Jones. He was a retired pipefitter. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Arcadia, Texas and a member of the Oddfellows in Texas City. He enjoyed spending time at his farm with his cows and tractors and hunting and fishing. He had a vegetable garden in Texas City.

His pride of life was his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Geneva Ann Jones.

Survivors include his daughter Deborah Ann Castle and spouse Kevin; son Jewel Daniel Jones III and spouse Melissa; grandchildren: Dylan Colt Castle, Adison Jewel Jones and Carson Daniel Jones; a sister Noreen Parker; numerous other relatives and friends.


01/15/2011

Mrs. Ethel Ann Stewart, age 88, a resident of Center, Texas formerly of Little River County, Arkansas died Saturday, January 15, 2011 in Center.

She was born on September 3, 1922 in Arkinda, Arkansas. She was a retired nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Stewart; one son, Charles R. Price; her parents, Robert S. and LaVada Smith Horn; two brothers, A.C. and Jimmy Horn and her sister Gladys Dawson.

She is survived by one son, John L. and Karren Price of Center; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. Stewart will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in the Gravelly Cemetery with Audie Dawson officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m., Monday, January 17th at the funeral home.

You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com


C.W. “Jack” Watson, 84, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at a Tyler hospital. He was born May 5, 1926 in Tenaha to Jasper Watson and Lizzie Mae Wagstaff Watson.

Jack graduated from Tenaha High School in 1945, where he was voted most athletic, and was a member of the Tenaha School Hall of Fame. He served in the US Army during WWII. Jack worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years, before retiring. He was a past member of the Tenaha School Board, the past president of the Telephone Pioneers, and a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 17, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Martha Standley & husband Durwood of Beaumont
Lydia Hartsell & husband Gary of Tenaha
Jane Ann Westbrook & husband Louis of Kountze
Audrey Watson & husband Gary of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Carolyn Sonnier, Marilyn Mackenzie, Dusty Westbrook, Colt Westbrook, Whitney Westbrook and Jeremy Watson

Great Grandchildren:
Slade Sonnier, Asypn Sonnier, Alyx Sonnier, Chance Mackenzie, Cade Mackenzie, Emory Westbrook, Hallie Westbrook, and Jesse Watson

Great Great Grandchild, Henli Breann Sonnier

Sisters:
Bobbie Veatch & husband Dean of Shreveport
Claudie Hargrove & husband Bill of Tyler

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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


01/14/2011

Leon “L.L.” Duncan, 92, of Huxley, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1918 in Shelby County to Charlie Duncan and Cathryn Sanford Duncan.

At the age of 16, L.L. joined the Civil Conservation Camp as a Forestry Surveyor. He was then a ship captain for the Port of Houston, before being drafted to the U.S. Marine Corps. L.L. then worked for Tyler Pipe in Tyler, and after working 30 years for Ivan Smith Furniture, he retired. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church and was an avid bass fisherman.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 17, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Sammy O’Rear, Jim Lawson, Shane Corbell, Aaron Jones, Buddy Kay and Robert Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Jack Corbell, Travis Hughes and Mickey Jones.

He is survived by:

Son, Kerry Duncan of Frisco

Grandson, Kyle Duncan of Frisco

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie Duncan and Cathryn Sanford Duncan
Wives, Maxie Owens Duncan and Jerelyn Adams Duncan
Twelve Brothers and Sisters

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


Gladys Sanford, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 11, 1926 to Oscar and Clara Mae (Ketchum) Davidson. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Oscar and Clara Davidson, Daughter, Marion Jean Burnett and Son-in-law, Dean New.

She is survived by:
Husband:
John Paul Sanford of Center
3 Daughters:
Pauletta Mires of Center
Cheryl New of Center
Linda Shisler of Center
8 Grandchildren:
Steven, Tony, Sonia, Clifford,
Ronnie, P.J., Jason and Wesley
17 Great Grandchildren:
Jennifer, Jordan, Tyler, Angelica,
Caleb, Brittney, Dillon, Kenise,
Allison, Kannon, Daniel, Leah,
Mallory, Dakota, Ashley,
Alexis & Jonathan
2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Chase & Adrian
3 Brothers:
Carroll Davidson & wife, Florene of Nacogdoches
Billy Ray Davidson & wife, Bessie of Arkansas
Sonny Davidson & wife, Joreta of Arkansas
2 Sisters:
Joyce Cooper & husband, Howard of Porter
Pansey McIntyre & husband, Jessie of Washington
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Steven Killen, Tony Killen, Ronnie Mires,
Jordan Shisler, Michael Larsen and Kevin Larsen

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


Billy Frank Williams, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at De Ridder Retirement Center in De Ridder, LA.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 25, 1941 to Marshall Clinton “Bill” and Mildred (Blankenship) Williams. He was a member of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marshall Clinton “Bill” and Mildred Williams and Brother, John Clinton Williams.

He is survived by: Aunt:
Era Belle Bush of Joaquin

Sister-in-law:
Virginia Williams Kay of Joaquin

Niece:
Rebekah Taylor & husband, Wayne of Joaquin

Nephew:
Vernon Clinton Williams of Joaquin

3 Great Nephews:
Sterling & Dalton Williams
Johnny Ray Taylor

Special Friend:
Murel Butler

Numerous Cousins & Friends

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


Funeral for Sherry Elliott, 54, of Garrison will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County. Mrs. Elliott died Jan. 12, 2011, in Nacogdoches. She was born Feb. 1, 1956, in Garrison to Homer Anderson and Stella Clifton Anderson. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison.

She is survived by:

Husband: Gary Elliott of Garrison

Sons:
Davy G. Elliott of Garrison
Daniel Elliot of Garrison
Gary Lee Elliott, Jr. of Center

Sister:
Patrician Dean Permenter and husband Roy of Shelbyville

Mother-in-law: Sybil Elliott of Garrison

Brothers-in-law: Larry Elliott and wife Jean of Tucsa, Arizonia
Jeffery Elliott and wife Cindy of Orange, Texas

Host of other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and host of other friends and relatives.

Pallbearers will be G.P. Weatherly, B.J. Windham, Phillip Chambliss, Don Green, Robert Amburn, Clinton Dean, Jr. and Tony Denby.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Nolan Chambliss and Jarrod Denby.

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


01/13/2011

Mrs. LaVaughn DeZelle, 85, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2011, in San Augustine.

LaVaughn was born December 23, 1925, to Dessie (Hook) Dean and Durward Belmont Dean in San Augustine County, Texas. She worked as a Telephone Operator for many years, had worked for the Holiday Inn in San Augustine as a Desk Clerk for 12 years. She was very involved with the girl scouts, the band boosters, and sports, and she was very actively involved with children activities. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the San Augustine Fire Department, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of the Foreign Wars. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine. She was married to the love of her life, James (Jimmy) DeZelle on August 31, 1946, in Woodville, Texas.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011, at the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine County.

Her survivors include: Her husband of 64 years, Jimmy DeZelle; Daughter and Son-in-law: Janis and her husband, Jack Robertson of Nacogdoches; Son and Daughter-in-law: James H. and his wife, Rosemarie DeZelle of Hawkins; Grandchildren: Jeffrey and Tracie Sullivan, Jason and Amanda Robertson, Jed DeZelle, Joe DeZelle, John and Jessica DeZelle; Great-Grandchildren: John Sullivan, Jake Sullivan, Jeremy DeZelle, Ellie Sullivan, and Dixie Leigh Robertson; Brother: R.G. and his wife, Ouida Dean of Nacogdoches; Sister-in-Law: Gladys Wilson of Leona; 4 nieces and 5 nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jed DeZelle, Joe DeZelle, John DeZelle, Jeffrey Sullivan, and Jason Robertson and John Sullivan; Honorary Pallbearers will be Jake Sullivan, and Weldon Beasley.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


01/12/2011

Mina Hickman, 68, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at her residence.

Service will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Burial will be at Zion Hill Cemetery in Henderson, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 13, 1942 in Texas City, Texas to Othal Fred and Lula E. (Clark) Adamson. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Timpson.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Othal and Lula Adamson.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Edward Hickman of Timpson
4 Sons:
Alan Hickman of Florida
David Hickman of Livingston
Richard Hickman of Georgia
Michael Hickman & wife Anne of Houston
Grandchildren:
Ryne Hickman of Arizona
Brian & Lora Hickman of Georgia
Chandler Hickman of Dallas
Great Grandchild:
Tristin of Louisiana
Sister:
Gayle Gesslin of Kilgore
Sister-in-law:
Kay H. Ocnashek & Wayne of Rockwall
Brother-in-law:
Larry Hickman of Alaska
Pallbearers:
Clayton Clark, Don Willis Jarrell, Buddy Jarrell
David Hickman, Dave Wood and Matt Sparks

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


Carl H. Miller, 72, of Haughton, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 6, 1938 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Byron Sidney Miller and Helen May Williams Miller. Mr. Miller was retired from the Air Force, where he had served for twenty years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Barbara S. Miller of Haughton, Louisiana

Sons:
Carl H. Miller, Jr. of Austin
Randall E. Miller of Haughton, Louisiana

Daughter, Sonja K. Buckman & husband Jay A. of Melbourne, Florida

Grandson, David Allen Harrell of Melbourne, Florida

Brother, Eddie Sherrell of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Iva Nell Miller of Center
Jan Akridge & husband Billy of Center

Brother-in-Law, John Adams of Port Arthur

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Byron Sidney Miller and Helen May Williams Miller
Brothers, Eugene Miller and Byron S. Miller, Jr.
Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law, Kathryn & Darrell Vaughn

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


Ludie Eva Harris, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at a Texarkana hospital. She was born August 28, 1945 in Center, Texas to William Elmer Bennefield and Mildred V. McFadden Bennefield. Ms. Harris was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, January 14, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Son, George Thomas Harris, Jr. of Royse City

Sisters:
Virginia Ann Burkhalter & husband Dennis of Magnolia
Eunice Lea Young of Dallas

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, George Thomas Harris, Sr.
Sister, Bonnie Sue Kelley
Brothers, W.H. Bennefield, Junior Bennefield, Charles Ray Bennefield

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


  

Services for James Betterton, 23, and his wife, Laci Betterton, 25, of Rockwall, will be one p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Forest Home Baptist Church, Kilgore, Texas with Reverends Brian Nutt and Veronica Greanead officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Betterton were killed in an automobile accident just outside of Greenville, Texas, Sunday, January 9, 2011.

James was born February 2, 1987 in Midland, Texas. He attended Kilgore Public Schools and was a member of the 2005 graduating class. James was a Godly man who had made the church a part of his life. He was always happy, a stranger to no one, enjoyed music and playing golf. James loved children and teaching. In 2009 he earned a baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Texas A&M Commerce. He was currently employed as an elementary music teacher at Freeman Elementary School in Garland, Texas. James was a loving and devoted son and husband.

Laci was born September 9, 1985 in Nacogdoches, Texas to J. W. and Judy Strickland. She attended Harmony public schools and was a member of the 2004 graduating class. Laci was also a Godly woman who was always happy. She loved animals and enjoyed traveling, cooking, hiking and camping. Laci was a loving and devoted daughter and wife that was full of life and truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She too earned her baccalaureate degree in Music Education in 2008 from Texas A&M Commerce. She was currently employed as an elementary music teacher at Pullen Elementary School in Rockwall, Texas. Her love of music was celebrated throughout her life, from her singing at 5 years old with her grandfather at church on Sunday nights, to her High School Choir and Band days, to her college friends and their favorite concerts; all of which led her to her sweet James. She was so loved.

The Bettertons were music ministers at Westview United Methodist Church in Greenville, Texas. James and Laci loved God, loved their families, friends and most of all, loved each other dearly.

James is survived by his parents, Danny and Susan Richter of Kilgore; grandparents, Don and Lorraine Hahne of Hemphill, Texas; aunts and uncles, David and Renate Cruce of Gilmer, Anthony and Tasha Richter of Midland, Texas; aunts, Sharl Douglas of Midland, Sharon Franklin of Kilgore. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy and Kay Richter, James T. Cruce.

Laci is survived by her parents, J.W. and Judy Strickland of Mineola, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Strickland of Granbury, Texas; a sister, Dianna Daniel of Henderson, Texas; nephews, James Michael Strickland of Granbury and Lance Daniel of Henderson; aunts and uncles, Donna and Hugh Fraser of Houston, Tommy and Sharon Vardeman of Holly Lake. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe Vardeman, Finay Vardeman, James Wylie Strickland, Sr. and Lula Bell Strickland.

James and Laci are both survived by many other loving family and friends.

Their families will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore, Texas Wednesday evening from six to eight pm.


01/10/2011

Mr. Cedric James Hall, 60, of Nacogdoches passed away Sunday evening, January 9, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Wake for Mr. Hall will be held Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6pm - 8pm at Community Chapel Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1pm at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant to officate. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Cedric Hall is survived by:
Wife, Sandra Hall of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughters
Irian Williams of Garrison, Texas
Teraka Harris of Dallas, Texas

Sons
Steven Harris of Houston, Texas
Cedric Hall, Jr of Dallas, Texas

15 Grandchildren

Brothers
Donald Hall of Dallas, Texas
Billy Hall of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters
Carolyn Sheffield of Arizona
Patricia Hill of Dallas, Texas
Codelia Hall of Dallas, Texas

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


Ms Johnnie Mae (Tammy) Norris, 50 of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 as the results of an automobile accident. Services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 2pm at Triumph the Church and Kingdom God in Christ in Center, Texas with Rev. Charles Pier to officate. Interment will follow at Ashton Hill Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas.

The wake will be held Monday, January 10, 2011 at Community Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 6pm.

Ms Johnnie Mae (Tammie) Norris is survived by:

Sons
Gabriel Booker of Garrison, Texas
Marcus Booker of Center

Seven Grandchildren

Six Sisters
Emma Johnson of Center
Betty Session of Center
Sandra Norris of Center
Junie Wallace of Logansport, LA
Betty Turner of Joaquin
Queen Norris of Joaquin

Four Brothers
Jimmy Hewitt and wife Florie Mae Hewitt of Shelbyville
Jimmy Norris of Center
Willie Glenn Norris of Logansport, LA
Don Norris of Logansport, LA

Two Aunts
Mildren Wilbert of Center
Mattie C. Handy of Center

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


Mamie Johnson, 85, of Center passed away Friday, January 7, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Services will be held Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1 pm at East Liberty Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas with interment to follow at the East Liberty Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 6pm - 8pm at Hick's Mortuary.

Mrs. Johnson was born July 24, 1925 in Shelby County. She was the daughter of the later John and Florence Thompson. She was a member of East Liberty Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny Johnson and Willie Lewis and one daughter Mamie Johnson Lister.

She is preceded in death by her husband Willie Johnson, Jr; 2 sons Billy Gene and John Willie Johnson and 2 daughters Justine and Rebecca Sue Johnson.

Hicks Mortuary, 804 Neuville Street, Center, Texas is in charge of arrangements.


01/08/2011

Funeral services for Randy Fancher, 57, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 10, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mr. Fancher passed away January 7, 2011, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born March 25, 1953, in Nacogdoches, TX, he was the son of the late Billy Bertis and Shirley Ann (Vaught) Fancher. Randy was a 1971 graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

He is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins and was preceded in death by his parents Billy and Shirley Fancher.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until service time at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside service for Benny Ray Rhodes, 76, of Nacogdoches, TX, were held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, Jaunary 6, 2011, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Mr. Rhodes passed away January 5, 2011, in Nacogdoches.

Born September 10, 1934, in Garrison, TX, Benny Ray Rhodes was the son of the late Shelby Joiner and Jessie (Barton) Rhodes. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was owner/operator of a bail bondsman business in Nacogdoches for many years.

Survivors include his wife Yvonne Ceal Rhodes of Nacogdoches, son Danny Rhodes of Nacogdoches, and sister Christine Herring of California. In addition to his parents, Benny Ray Rhodes was preceded in death by his brother Billy Joe Rhodes.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


1/07/2011

Len B. Hughes, 67, passed away at his home in Dallas, TX on January 5, 2011. Len was born on Sept. 29, 1943, in Sabine Co., TX but grew up in Center, and was a 1962 graduate of Center High School.

He received a BS from Stephen F. Austin State University and his M.D. from U.T. Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He joined the U.S.A.F. after medical school and spent 3 years as a flight surgeon. After military service he did a residency in anesthesiology at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He then returned to Dallas, where he practiced until retirement. Len was an avid camper, skier, and mountain climber.

Dr. Hughes was preceded in death by wife Ellen Kinzie Hughes, who died this past October and parents, Robert Irvin and Addie McDaniel Hughes of Center

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ryan Hughes and Sarah Clopton, daughter, Karen Hughes, all of Dallas, brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Robert I. Hughes and wife, Barbara of Center, and brother and sister-in-law Dr. Mack C. Hughes and wife, Kathie of Amarillo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held for Len on Sat., Jan. 15th at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

The family requests that any memorial gifts be made to the charity of your choice or to Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Irving, TX.


Dorothy Erline Crump Thompson, went to heaven on December 16, 2010 at the age of 90 years. “Dot” peacefully died surrounded by her three daughters, and her loving caretaker, Linda Reed Harris.

Born and raised in East Texas, Dorothy was especially proud of her parents, Zannie and Clara “Dee” Crump and their contribution to the education of many students in Timpson and Bridge City. Her only sibling, Edna Crump Kazar, whom Dot affectionately called ‘Sista Bo,’ was also waiting to greet her in heaven. Dot graduated from Stephen F. Austin Teachers College (now Stephen F. Austin State University), married (Dr. James D. Thompson) and raised her four children in Port Arthur, Texas. She enjoyed every moment of their activities, from girl scouts, dance recitals, TJ football games and watching all three daughters march with the Red Hussar Drum & Bugle Corp. Dot enjoyed all sports, especially the Houston Astros. She was a great cook, loved to shop, travel and work crossword puzzles, but more than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She cherished her family: daughter Kay Thompson Schnitzius and her husband, Tom; daughter Jan Thompson Gardner, daughter Joanie Thompson Yust and her husband, Paul; and son Jim Thompson.

She treasured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: grandson Brent Schnitzius, his wife Kim and their daughter, Avalon; granddaughter Stacey Schnitzius Nash and her stepchildren, Sophie and Patrick; grandson Brad Gardner; grandson Matt Yust, his wife Macey and their son, John Walker; granddaughter Katie Yust; grandson Adam Yust; grandson James Thompson; granddaughter Mariam Thompson and her son Bradyn and granddaughter Rebecca Thompson.

Following a family celebration of Dot’s life, her ashes will be interred in the Blair Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, alongside her loving parents, Zannie & Clara Crump.


1/6/2011

Deniece Stanberry Moore was born April 11, 1962 to Tommy J. Stanberry, Sr. and the late Bobbie Jean Tatum Stanberry in Center, Texas. She passed away on December 31, 2010 at her home surrounded by loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her Mother Mrs. Bobbie Jean Tatum Stanberry: Aunts Ethalia Tatum Casey and Ladonia (Sista Baby) Mosby.

She was a member of the East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, Announcing Clerk, Youth Matron, sang in the choir, and a member of the kitchen committee. She loved her church and church family. Deniece served God faithfully until her death.

She worked at Tyson for many years and then on to E L Bruce Hardwood Floors until her health failed her.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her husband of 30 years Mr. Arvis (Sneaky) Moore; her father Tommy J. Stansberry Sr. both of Center, Texas; one son Marquis (Monakisha) Moore of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Jeniece, Constance, and Asjia Moore of Center, Texas; one grandson: Kamdyn J. Zackery; on granddaughter: Jabria Jones; four step grandchildren: Alonzo, Kendrick, Deondrae Conway, and Khan Aught all of Dallas, Texas; three sisters Janell (Raymond) Ridgeway of Tenaha, Texas. Sharon (Kelvin) McCowin and Jennene (Calvin) Smith both of Center, Texas; two brothers: Tommy J. (Mellisa) Stanberry, Jr. of Shelbyville, Texas and Montique (Shamika) Stanberry of Spring, Texas; father and mother in law, Willie and Shirley Ratcliff of Shelbyville, Texas; five uncles; three aunts; three brother in laws; three sister in laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Patricia Wilson departed this earth on December 14, 2010. She was born to Guy Wilson, Jr. (deceased) & Jerlene Wilson (deceased) on July 1, 1978.

Patricia was involved with Triumph First Pentecostal Church of Shelbyville, Texas as well as Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Texas

Family Members include:
Sisters
Queen Anderson and husband Joe of Whitney, Texas
Claudine King of Shelbyville, Texas

Brothers:
Joe Boykins and wife Edna of Shelbyville, Texas.
Tommy Mason and wife Ann of DeBerry, Texas

Special friend:
Cleve McClain

Special Cousin:
Gloria Hewitt

A host of numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.


Brenda Estes, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at her residence.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport with Bro. Sam Glover officiating.

She was born August 18, 1944 to Howard “Slim” Martin and Edith (Boyd) Martin Porter. She was a member of the Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Howard “Slim” Martin and Edith Martin Porter, Husband, Curtis E. Estes, Step-Father, Clarence Porter and Brother, James “Buddy” Martin.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Tammy Garner & husband, Sam of Joaquin
Son:
Curtis B. “Pete” Estes of Joaquin
4 Grandchildren:
Amanda Garner Wagner & husband, Gerald of Joaquin
Brandon Garner of Joaquin
Dustin Estes of Joaquin
Austin Estes of Joaquin
2 Sisters:
Teresa Barber of Mansfield, LA
Eula Christine Paulson & husband, Craig of Texarkana, TX
2 Brothers:
Ray Martin of Haughton, LA
Benny Martin & wife, Karen of Tenaha
A Number of Nieces & Nephews & A host of Friends

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


01/05/2011

Avis Lambert Lout, 92, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at a Center nursing home. She was born March 6, 1918 in Shelby County, Texas to John Norris Scruggs and Annis Mae Lee Scruggs. Ms. Lout was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Scruggs and Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Edna Willis and husband David of Shreveport
LaRee Bounds and husband Randy of Joaquin

Sons:
Rushing Lambert & wife Toni of Joaquin
Rodney Lambert and wife Murlene of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Randy Willis, Chip Willis and wife Donna, Delise Mercer and husband Monroe, Robin Hart and husband Allan, Rusty Lambert and wife Julie, Reasha Walters and husband Scott, Staci DeChamplain and husband Rob.

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nine Great Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Hilburn Scruggs and wife Glenda of Joaquin
Joe Scruggs and wife Frankie of Joaquin

Sister, Eva Scruggs Melton of Center

Brother-in-law, Alford Samford of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents,
Husbands, Edgar Lambert and Willie Lout
Brothers, Hervy Norris Scruggs and Wrotten Lee Scruggs
Sisters, Mae Dell Scruggs, Lera Chldress, Errollene Brimberry and Audrey Dyer

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


01/04/2011

A. M. “Shad” Shadowens, 96, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011. He was born June 7, 1914 in Panola County to Monroe C. Shadowens and Cora Force Shadowens. Mr. Shadowens was a member of North Jericho Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 7, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Jim Moss and Bro. Bennie Boles officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Martha Lout & husband Jack of Center

Grandson, Shad Lout & wife Casey of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Colby Monroe Lout
Ely Jack Lout
Dylan Coye Lout

Special Friends, J.L. Berel and Betty Parker

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Monroe C. Shadowens and Cora Force Shadowens
Wife, Birtie Lee Shadowens

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


Fred Hudson, Jr., 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence.

A Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. There will be a private family memorial service to be held at a later time.

He was born March 24, 1925 to Fred Hudson, Sr. and Ruth (Powell) Hudson. He has a Jurist Doctorate of Law from Harvard University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Fred Sr. and Ruth Hudson, Son, Paul Hudson and Daughter, Donna Stewart.

He is survived by:
Wife: Kathleen Hudson of Center

Son: Fred Hudson, III of Center
Son: Willie Hudson & wife, Cindy of Mineral Wells
Son: Stephen Shires & wife, Sarah of Center

Daughter-in-law: Vicky Hudson of Center
Daughter-in-law: Sherrie Hudson
Son-in-law: Don Stewart
Daughter-in-law: Belinda Cordova

7 Grandchildren: Warren C. Hudson, Lauren Cofino, Paula Hudson, Jill Parker, Leah Collette, Scarlett & Ella Shires
1 Great- Grandson: Santiago Cofino

Sister: Charlene Kraemer of Center
Sister: Robbie Still & husband, Pete of Arlington
Sister: Dorothy Lynch of Alvoid

Donation can be made to the First United Methodist Church

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


Marjorie Sue (Bryant) Perkins, 79, of Marshall passed away Monday, January 3, 2011 in Center, Texas. She was born May 29, 1931 in Denison, Texas, to William Merle and Jewell Lena Gomer Bryant.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, January 7, 2011, at The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, with Matt Perkins, Tim Perkins, Bryant Perkins, and Stephen Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Colonial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perkins was very active in the Marshall community. She was on the founding committee for the Marshall Regional Arts Council and served as the President from 1989-1991; other organizations that she volunteered her talents were: President of the “Friends of the Starr Family Home State Historic Site”, and started the annual It’s a Wicket Wicket World of Coquet Tournament fundraiser; member of the Harrison County Historical Commission (Court House Presentation Committee) and the Harrison County Historical Society; member of the Friends of the Marshall Public Library; member of the Marshall Music Club; member of the Marshall Depot; member of the Civic Center Advisory Board; member of the Marshall Symphony Society; member of the Marshall Noon Lions Club; member of the Main Street Board; was active in the Marshall ISD PTA during her son and grandson’s school years and many, many other community organizations. Mrs. Perkins and her husband opened and ran the former Gibson Discount Store that is now part of the Texas State Technical College. She was also a member of Marshall Church of Christ.

She is survived by her son, Tim Perkins and wife Norma of Center, Tx; grandsons, Bryant Perkins of Austin, Tx and Matt Perkins of Center, Tx; brother-in-law, Bill Perkins and wife Gene of Plano, Tx; three nephews; three nieces; and numerous other family members.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Perkins; parents, Merle and Lena Bryant; sister, Billie Merle Bryant, and brother, Don C. Bryant.

Pallbearers will be Edward “Bubba” Bogue, Dr. Dennis McAfee, Mike Perkins, Tommy Mattox, Bo Ellis, and Jerry Lomax. Honorary pallbearers will be H.A. “Tony” Bridge, Louis Kariel, Glyn “Porker” Born, Jack Wright, Phillip Smith, Bryan Hodge, and Dr. Cesar DelAguila.

On-line condolences may be made to www.sullivan-funeralhome.com.


01/01/2011

Services for James Anthony “Andy” Boley, 42, will be held Monday, January 3, 2010 at 2 PM at Bethal Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Dean Register, assisted by Michael DuBose. Interment followed at Bethal Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana from 4 PM – 10PM, Sunday, January 2, 2010.

Andy Boley was preceded in death by his grandparents F. O. Boley, Johnny and Fay Gamble and L. B. and Blanche Lewis. Andy is survived by his mother, Wanda Sue Fields and step-father Michael L. Fields Sr.; his father, James F. Boley and step-mother Fe P. Boley; wife, Pamela Cunningham; sons, James Devin Boley, Trevor Dawlton Boley and step-son Kenneth Cunningham; grandparent, Mildred B. Boley; sister, Deborah B. “D.D.” DuBose and husband Michael; step-brothers, Michael L. Fields Jr. and wife Cassie Fields, and William Joseph Fields and wife Kathy; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Honoring Mr. Boley as pallbearers were Scott Kreiger, Mark Chatelain, Kevin Durbonne, Randy Boggs, Seth Moncrief, Rhett Moncrief, Joey Register and Craig Register.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana

12/30/2010

Ruth Fenley, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, January 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 2, 1934 in Center to Noah and Sallie (Stewart) Lucas. She was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Noah and Sallie Lucas, Daughter, Patsy Lander, Brothers and Sisters, Huey Lucas, Ada Mae Stewart, Fleta Nobles, John Lucas, Bernice Lucas and P.D. Lucas, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Esther Lucas, Gladys Lorene, Roxie Lucas, Johnny Fenley, Zeno Fenley and B.J. Fenley, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Elva Norris & Viola Fenley and Son-in-law, Tommy Moss.

She survived by:
Husband of 54 years:
Elton Fenley of Center
Children:
Glenn Fenley & wife Laurie of Baytown
Tommy Fenley & wife Francine of Splendora
Anita Moss of Center
Grandchildren:
Misti Whittley & husband, Bill, Brandon Fanestiel & fiancé Nickie Hughes, Lacy & Lucas Fenley
Noah Fenley & wife Amanda, Eric Moss & wife Karen, Barrett Moss, Justin Moss & Vincent Page & wife Stephanie
Great Grandchildren
Truit, Christopher & Taylor Whittley
Aedan, Conner & Nolan Fenley
Kale Moss
Blake, Madison & Camden Fanestiel
Ryder Fenley
Chloe Fenley
William & Jacey Page
Brother:
J.C. Lucas & wife Joyce of New Caney
Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Nelva Fenley
Lamar Fenley & wife Frances
Host of Nieces and Nephews
3 Very Special: Roy Noble, Geraldine Tomlin & Dee Lucas
Numerous Friends & Relatives
Pallbearers:
Noah Fenley, Eric Moss, Justin Moss, Barrett Moss, Conner Fenley
Brandon Fanestiel, Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley and Christopher Whittley

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


12/29/2010

Reece Thomas Smith, 97, died in his home near Milam, TX, after an illness. Mr. Smith was born in Time, TX. to June and Vessie Brittain Smith. He retired from Graver Tank and Oil and was a farmer/rancher all his life. Mr. Smith was a member of the Pendleton Assembly of God in Pendleton, LA.

He is survived by three sons; Millard Smith and his wife Johnnie of Milam, Lamar Smith and his wife Ruth of Patroon, Tommy Smith and his wife Juanita of Sam Rayburn, TX, two daughters; Janice Hughes of Center and Brenda Elliott of Lufkin, his sister Zelma Blasingame of Garland, TX, one son-in-law Morris Shofner of Houston, thirteen grand children, thirty-one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Liberty Springs Cemetery near Milam.

Memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, Tx 75904; Pendleton Assembly of God Church, 14152 Texas Highway, Many, La 71449; or Liberty Springs Cemetery Fund, 2000 Reeves Road, Milam, Tx 75959.


12/28/2010

Jereldine Fry, age 71, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Saline Memorial Hospital.  She was born on February 19, 1939, to her late parents, Waymon Alexander and Vivian Gann Alexander of Shelbyville, TX.  Jereldine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wickes, Arkansas.  In addition, she was an outstanding cook, loved gardening and was a very caring person.

She is survived by five sons:
Eugene Gregston and wife Sheila of Shelbyville, TX
Jay Gregston and wife Kay of Victoria, TX
Paul Gregston and wife Renee of Hot Springs, AR
Ramon Fry, II and wife Bora of Killeen, TX
Tony Fry and wife Dana of Bryant, AR

One sister, Helen Harbison of Friendship, TX

Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Fry, Sr.; her brother, Sonny Alexander; and her sister, Joyce Adams.

Funeral services will be 11:00am, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, AR (501-455-1067) with Reverend Todd-Paul Taulbee officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the funeral home.

To sign the online guest book, please visit www.griffinleggettforesthills.com


12/27/2010

Jerald Reynolds, 52, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hodge and Bro. Jack Wills officiating. Burial will follow Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 6, 1958 in Shelby County to V.A. Reynolds and Alma (Cooley) Reynolds.

He is preceded in death by his Father, V.A. Reynolds, Brothers, Virgil Allen Reynolds and Stacy Lynn Reynolds.

He is survived:
Daughter:
Cheryl Foley of Joaquin
Mother:
Alma Reynolds of Carthage
Grandchildren:
Kendell Foley of Joaquin
Logan Foley of Joaquin
Kathy Foley of Joaquin
Brother:
Albert Reynolds & wife, Judy of Joaquin
Sister-in-law:
Betty Reynolds of Carthage

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

Funeral services for Arnold Felix Kaluza, Jr., 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, Timpson, with the Revs. Kenneth Verner and Robert Adamson officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at 2:00 PM at Tennessee Presbyterian Church.


Arnold Felix Kaluza, Jr., passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Tyler, TX. Born February 26, 1948, in Galveston, TX, he was the son of Helen C. Kaluza and the late Arnold F. Kaluza, Sr. After graduating from Timpson High School in 1966, he graduated from Panola College and attended Texas Tech University. He installed elevators and was a member of Local 31 Elevator Worker’s Union.

Survivors include his wife Angela Kaluza of Cleveland, TX; mother Helen C. Kaluza of Timpson; son Nathan Kaluza, wife Lynn, and children Bethany and Emma of Timpson; son Arnold Kaluza, III, wife Heather, and children Alison and William of Hendersonville, TN; sister Joanne Cooper and husband Dick of Tatum; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces, and relatives. In addition to his father, Arnold was preceded in death by his sister Jeanette Kaluza.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Timpson Volunteer Fire Department and Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.


12/25/2010

Memorial service for Iva Nell (Johnson) Cordero, 62, of Longview, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 27, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Carroll Jones officiating. Ms. Cordero passed away December 23, 2010, in Longview, TX.

Born May 6, 1948, in Timpson, TX, Iva Nell Cordero was the daughter of the late Clem Lavoy and Bobbie Lee (Woods) Johnson. She loved her family, painting, and animals, especially her puppies that she called her “babies” – Tine-Tine, Kori, and Sissy.

Survivors include her brother Jimmy Ray Johnson of Beckville, TX; sister Betsy Hightower of Longview; special nephews Berdette Wayne Hightower and Jerry Lamar Hightower; a cousin who was like a sister to her Jean Johnson and husband Leland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her parents, Iva Nell Cordero was preceded in death by her brother Rodney Lamar Johnson and nephew Brian Keith Hightower.

To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Thomas Redmon, 84, of Center, passed away Thursday December 23, 2010 South wood Nursing Home in Henderson, TX.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at North Jericho Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 15, 1926 in Oil City, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his Son, Ricky Redmon, Daughter, Evie Lou Redmon, Daughter, Anita Parker and Grandson, Jason Redmon.

He is survived by:
Son:
Kenneth Redmon of Waxahatchie
Son:
Verl Redmon of Henderson
Son:
David Whitton & wife Shana of Center
Daughter:
Becky Sims of Center
Daughter:
Rita Hendricks & husband, Jerry of Center
Daughter:
Ann Idhe & husband, Chris of Oregon
17 Grandchildren
29 Great Grandchildren
2 Brothers:
Jerry Boyd
Jack Boyd
Sister:
Norma Boyd
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


12/23/2010

Haward Warren Bonner, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born April 21, 1931 in Joaquin to Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner. Mr. Bonner was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 27, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Dean, Roger Balkcom, Glenn Oates, James Carroll, Lonnie Belrose, Johnny Barr, Jeremy Boyett and Mike Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Bonner’s grandchildren.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dorothy Bonner of Joaquin

Sons:
Randy Bonner & wife Jeannette of Joaquin
Mark Bonner of Joaquin
Tim Bonner & wife Jenifer of Joaquin

Daughter:
Janet Metcalf & husband Bubba of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Zachary Bonner & wife Laurie of Willis
David Bonner & wife Holly of Joaquin
Amanda Bell & husband Justin of Center
Wade Bonner of Joaquin
Rana Metcalf of Dallas
Jacob Metcalf of Tenaha
Justin Wilburn of Joaquin
Hana Bonner of Joaquin
Kyla Metcalf of Tenaha
Kaylee Metcalf of Tenaha

Five Great Grandchildren

Brother, James Bonner of Shreveport

Sister, Mert Westerfield & husband James of Joaquin

Also a host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner
Son, Larry Bonner
Sisters and Brothers-in-Law, Gertrude Adams & husband Elton, Rose Gray & husband Auburn “J.A.”, Mildred Ramsey & husband Bill
Sister-in-Law, Cleo Bonner

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


Houston Gunter, 91, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at his home in Hope Arkansas. Mr. Gunter was a long time resident of Shelby County, and was the owner of the Patroon Sawmill in the 1950’s and early 60’s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Gunter.

Houston Gunter is survived by two sons: Jim Gunter (Judie) and Mark Gunter, both of Hope Arkansas and two daughters: Janet Gibson(Kirk) of Dade City Florida and Elaine Warrington (Dick) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Also a daughter-in-law, Ruth Gunter of Tyler

He is also survived by grandchildren: Christie Adams, Craig Gunter, Tim Gibson, Wendi Zebell, Lee Warrington, and Eric Warrington, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Services for Houston Gunter will be held Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2 o’clock at the Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope Arkansas.


Funeral services for Betty Jean (Youngblood) Prince, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with interment in Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM, Sunday, December 26, until service time at 3:00 PM.

Born February 17, 1929, in Sabinetown, Texas, Betty Jean Youngblood Prince was the daughter of Hamp and Hattie (Taylor) Youngblood. Betty loved outdoors and nature as she grew up in Sabinetown. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking. She loved her family and was devoted to her friends and church. She was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Survivors include her son Kenneth Prince and wife Renee of Timpson; daughter Cindy Ramsey and husband Mike of Lufkin; sisters Evelyn Rhame of Florien, LA, Helen Ward of Merryville, LA, Deltha Ann Hopkins of Florien, LA, and Martha Mae Youngblood of Merryville; brother Douglas P. Youngblood of Sabinetown; grandchildren: Michelle Ramsey King, Wayne Edward Ramsey, Derrick Prince, Dakota Barr, Shasta Wiley, Nathan Barr, and Blake Prince. In addition to her parents, Betty Prince was preceded in death by her brother Lewis Youngblood and her husband Edward Prince in 1985.

To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

12/22/2010


Mr. William Scott Jordan, 60, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas, after an extended illness.

Scott was born to Helen (Wesley) Jordan, and William Garner Jordan on March 24, 1950, in Austin, Texas. He worked for the Broaddus Independent School District, and served as a Missionary for several years. He was a Eagle Scout and a member of the First Baptist Church in Broaddus, Texas.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas. Dr. Wayne Barth will officiate. Cremation was chosen by the family.

Those left to cherish his memory: His Wife: Carolyn Jordan of Broaddus; His Children: Laura Ann Jordan of Tyler, Eric Wesley Jordan his wife, Kristin of Pineville, La; and Sarah Nicole Jordan of Tyler.


Mr. Ben Stagner, 75, of Broaddus, passed away late Monday evening, December 20, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Ben was born to Mary Murray (Stagner) and Ellis Emmitt Stagner on September 24, 1935, in Pineland, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army, and was employed in sales - piping, valves fittings, for R.V. Trailer Sales.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Pentecostal Church, in Broaddus, Texas. Bro. Mark Green will officiate. Interment will follow in the Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas.

His survivors include: His wife, Marilyn Stagner of Broaddus; Son: Brad Lee Stagner and his wife, Vickey of Highlands; Daughters: Melissa Kay Denson and her husband, Ray of Huffman; Donna Hawks of Highlands; Debbie Kay Thompson and her husband, Jimmy of League City; Mindi Lorette and her husband, Phillip of Baton Roudge, La.; and Tammy Mason of Crosby; Grandchildren: Jason Thompson, Lacy Robinson, Cory and Amanda Hawks, Ashley Nelson, Jennifer Thompson, and Cason Hawk, Ethan Denson, Bryce Mason, Ryan Fleming, and Blake Fleming; Great-Grandchildren: Payton Star Hawks; Brother: Rob Stagner and his wife, Jean of Wimberley; along with numerous nieces and nephews; Brother-in-law: Travis Woods and his wife, Lois of Plum Grove, Texas; Special Friends: Bull Dobbson and his wife, Mary Helen of Highlands.

Visitation will begin Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the First United Pentecostal Church, in Broaddus, Texas, beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Linda Gail Furlow Holt, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born March 26, 1950 in Orange to James Harold Furlow and Alma Letty Strong Furlow. Linda was a member of Willow Grove Community Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Melba Rodgers and Willie Holley officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Pallbearers will be Daniel “Boone” Davis, Caleb “Noonie” Metcalf, Jonathon Cheshire, Hunter Holt, Donnie Furlow and Darren Furlow. Honorary pallbearers will be David Holt, Ron Holt, Larry Holt, Tim Holt, Rocky Curry, John Haak, Brandon Franks, Dwayne Bernard and Robert Pringle.

She is survived by:
Husband, Lennis Holt of Joaquin

Daughters:
Cherry Lynn Holt of Joaquin
Bambie Rena Holt & husband Mikle Putnam of Joaquin
A’Dana Kay Holt of Joaquin

Son, Kevin Reed Holt & wife Tasha of LeBlanc, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Boone, Noonie, Jonathon, Haley, Amber, Lani, CoCo, Katy, Hunter, Becca, Haven, Jacy, Haven, Myia, Brandon, Brandi and Christopher

Great Grandchildren:
McKenzie and Dominique
Mother, Alma Letty Furlow of Logansport

Brothers:
Larry Furlow & wife Brenda of Logansport
Harry Furlow of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Harold Furlow

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


Funeral services for Wilson Cozart, 70, of Houston, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemtery, Timpson. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Cozart passed away December 21, 2010, in Houston, TX.

Born September 7, 1940, in Center, TX, Wilson Cozart was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Cozart and Lona Adelle (Wilson) Cozart. He had retired as a truck driver for Zolman Construction Company and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife Valinda Ann (Clark) Cozart of Houston; son Lucas Wayne Cozart and wife Diana of Huffman,TX; daughter Amy Michelle Corpus of Houston; brothers Billy Cozart and wife Diane of Spring, Thomas Cozart and wife Pat of Garrison, and Jerry Cozart of Garrison; sisters Sadie Burgay of Center and Sue Stilley and husband Jimmy of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Michael Joseph Corpus, Cortney Ann Corpus, Seth Christopher Cozart, and Aiden Bryce Cozart. In addition to his parents, Wilson Cozart was preceded in death by his brothers Elton Cozart and Kenneth Cozart.

To offer condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


12/21/2010

Orlena Rosario Ernesta Moncada, 10 months old, of Center, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at her home. She was born February 10, 2010 in Lufkin to Ernesto Moncada and Catherine Michelle Warren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Mother, Michelle Warren of Center

Step-Father, Paul Beard, III of Center

Father, Ernesto Moncada of Center

Sister, Victoria Warren of Center

Grandmother, Bobbie Warren of Center

Grandmother, Rosario Moncada of Mexico

Great Grandfather, Sidney Tatum of Center

Aunts and Uncles:
Chris Warren of Center
Hector & Mary Moncada of San Augustine
Irene & Leon Grimaldo of Austin
Elvia & Manuel of Austin
Elisa & Victor of Bastrop
Leticia & Manuel of Mexico
Rene Moncada of Austin
Tomas Moncada of Austin
Osvaldo Moncada of Mexico

Special Cousins:
Blake Warren of Center
Devin Warren of Center

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandmother, Orlena Tatum
Uncle, Stephen Tatum
Aunt, Pamela Oswald

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


Billy Lee Wescoat, 76, of Center, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches. He was born June 3, 1934 in Tuscola, Michigan to Floyd Wescoat and Addie Saxton Wescoat. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the VFW Post #8904.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, December 26, 2010 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Virgie Stone of New Caney
Donna Ballard of Gatesville
Bobbye Stone of Humble
Billy Solice & husband Joe of Nacogdoches

Nine Grandchildren
Twenty Two Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sally Davis of Tennessee
Dianne Siebert of Michigan

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Dorothy Wescoat
Daughter, Leslie Ruffin
Great Grandson, Jonathon Corona
Granddaughter, Dorothy Tonya Briggs

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


12/20/2010

Mrs. Joanna Johnson, 75, of Chireno, passed from this life late Friday evening, December 17, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Joanna was born September 6, 1935, in Camp Ruby, Texas, to Cecil (Neal) Havard and Boley Havard. She had retired from Armco Steele; her late husband, along with her, were longtime residents of the the Chireno, Texas area; together they had owned the Acorn Lumber Company, located off 1751, in San Augustine County, Texas, and she was City Manager for the City of Chireno, Texas for a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chireno.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fielders Cemetery in Hungtington, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Carolyn of San Aguustine; Greg Johnson Johnson of Chireno; and Larry Johnson of Chireno; Grandchildren: Seth and Jackie Johnson, Kathryn Johnson, Mollie and Raymond Amburn, Kandy Cash, Brady Johnson, and Brock Johnson; Great-Grandchildren: Payton Carter, Annamarie, Tucker and James; Sister: Frances English of Houston; Brother-in-law: Lynn Mugent of League City; and Sister-in-law: Lyndell Rice of Charleston, Arkansas; along with numeorus neices and nephews, and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; Jimmie A. Johnson; also 2 brothers and a sister.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Havard, Stephen Spenser, David Perkins, John Welch, Joe Brown, Kelly Martin, and Boyd Gartman; Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Murray, and Ricky Holloway.
Online obituary and condolences are accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


12/18/2010

William G. (Billy) Spears, 90, of Joaquin, TX was transported by the angels to his heavenly home on December 18, 2010. Mr. Spears was born February 29, 1920 in DeSoto Parish, LA to William Henry and Cora Ophelia Armstrong Spears.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Doris Wana Spears Ray.

Mr. Spears proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He retired after 30 years with Texaco. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with his family. He spent most of his life serving the Lord in church as a deacon, church secretary-treasurer, and Sunday School Teacher. Although he was a very quiet man, his gentle, kind spirit touched the hearts of many people.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Faye Wilburn Spears; two sons Jarrel Wayne Spears and wife Carla of Joaquin, TX, Ronald Gordon Spears and wife Georgia of Houston TX; one daughter Wanda Kay (Kayse) Spears Carroll and husband David of Joaquin, TX; Four grandchildren, Dea Valerie Spears Henry and husband Kerry of Henderson, TX; Ali Christian Spears Chandler and husband Jason of Bossier City, LA; Summer Lindsey Spears Lindsay and husband Chad of Houston, TX; and Shelby Taylor Spears of Houston, TX. Six great-grandchildren Bart, Nik, and Kenzy Henry of Henderson , TX; Jali and Jaret Chandler of Bossier City, LA and Emerson Lindsey of Houston, TX and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be at the First Baptist Church Logansport from 12:00 noon until the service at 2:00pm Monday December 20, 2010. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Hall and Bro. Lance Cypert. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Honoring Mr. Spears as pallbearers will be Kerry, Bart & Nik Henry, Jason Chandler, Chad Lindsey, & Jamie Carroll.  Honorary Pallbearers: Alvis, Royce & Larry Buckley, Wayne Adams, Bernard Waggoner, Parker Lee Garrett & David Graves.


Funeral services for James “Jim” Edward Whiteside, Jr., 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. Tim Lovelady officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemtery, Timpson. Mr. Whiteside passed away December 18, 2010, in Timpson, TX.

Born August 27, 1948, in Wurzburg, Germany, Jim Whiteside was the son of the late James “Red” Edward Whiteside, Sr. and Clovis Hulon Sanders Whiteside. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and attended Panola College and Texas A & M University before graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jim married Brenda Rogers of Timpson on December 21, 1968, and she survives him. He and his father were co-owners of Whiteside Chevrolet in Timpson, and later he was owner of JBM Transportation. Jim was also a member of First Christian Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Rogers Whiteside of Timpson; son Matt Whiteside of Nacogdoches; and mother-in-law Mary Eva Rogers of Timpson.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, until service time at 2:00 PM. To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylor.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Janet Denice Glover, 59 of the Woodlands, passed away Saturday, December the 17, 2010 in the Woodlands. She was born August 24, 1951 in Houston to Mafitte Oswell Samford and Helen Jame Jones Samford. She was a member of the Woodlands Oaks Church of Christ. Memorial donations can be made to the Smith Cemetery fund in care of Ellen Manning 4430 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935. Pallbearers are Brandon Lee, Sean Herrin, Alan Ray, Matt Jones, David Jones and Bobby Formean.

Visitation will be held from 1pm to service time on Sunday, December the 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:
Son, Jerry Glover of Houston, TX
Parents, Oswell and Helen Jones Samford of Center
Brother, Kenny Adamek of the Woodlands
Anumber of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a Host of Friends

She was preceded in death by Son, Randy Glover

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

12/17/2010


Graveside service for Mary Alice Cash Davis, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 18, 2010, in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Mrs. Davis passed away December 16, 2010, in Timpson, TX.

Born December 21, 1934, in Patroon, Texas, Mary Alice Cash Davis was the daughter of the late Luther and Gladys (Giles) Cash. She was a sales manager in the grocery business.

Survivors include her daughter Charlotte Graeff and husband Benny of Sunset, LA; sons Albert Gerald Corbell, Jr. and wife Linda of Center, TX, and William Kirk Corbell of Carthage, TX; sister Annie Ruth Flournoy of Lafayette, LA; grandchildren: William Sean Fava and wife Pam, Kayla Breedlove and husband Chad, Rachael Graeff, Leah Graeff, Ashley Corbell, Matthew Corbell, Whitney Corbell, Jeffery Cole Corbell II, Courtney Corbell, and Leslie Corbell; 7 great grandchildren; special cousin who was like a sister to her, Tommie Alexander of Timpson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Mary Davis was preceded in death by her brother Aaron Thomas Cash and son Jeffrey Cole Corbell.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Dan L. Matthews, 75 of Center, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his home.  He was born March 5, 1935 in Shelbyville to Wayland Matthews and Thelma Swanzy Matthews.  Mr. Matthews was a member of First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.  Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years, Kathleen Matthews of Center

Son, Glenn Matthews & wife Becky of Center

Daughter, Linda Phillips of Port Neches

Grandchildren:
Michelle Lapeyrolerie & husband Vince of Bridge City
Luke Matthews of Center
Daniel Matthews of Center

Special Great Grandchild, Eli Matthews of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Wayland Matthews and Thelma Swanzy Matthews
Grandparents, Iverson and Elizabeth Matthews
Grandparents, Floyd and Willie Swanzy

Pallbearers will be Luke Matthews, Blake Gauthier, Daniel Matthews, Mike Gauthier, Greg Powell and Dustin Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Trevor Doggett, Bobby Collins, Jimmy Payne, James Enmon, John O’Bannion, George Warren, Bobby Vittetoe, John Doggett, Casey Bryan and Cody Bryan.

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


Mrs. Betty Jean Murphree, 79, of Center, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 16,2010. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elwyn Murphree, her oldest son Michael Bruce Murphree (Dianne) and her parents, Revis and Madie Ryan Morton of Blount County, Alabama.

She is survived by one son, Pastor Don Carlton Murphree (Cherry) of Center; one daughter. Pamela Murphree Wilkes (John) of Birmingham, AL; three grandchildren
Micah Murphree, Grant Murphree and Daniel Murphree, 2 sjsters Judv Nichols of Birmingham, AL and Susan Newfield of Stewart, Florida; 2 brothers Phillip Morton

Mrs. "Betty" was born in Oneonta, AL where she met and married Elwyn Murphree. He was the love of her life and she was his. The poultry industry took Betty, Elwyn and their  children to Texas in  1984, where they lived until their passing. She taught Sunday School and was an active member of Center Christian Fellowship for many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8pm on Sunday, December 19th at Watson and Sons funeral home in Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, December 20th at Watson & Son's Chapel in Center. Texas.

Burial to follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX.


12/16/2010

Wilma “Maxine” Dent, 81, of Gary, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 9, 1929 to Mac Hassell and Hessell (Gibson) Hassell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Mac & Hessell Hassell and Brother, Milard Hassell.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Roy Dent of Gary
Son:
Roy Mac Dent & wife, Hazelina of CA
Daughter:
Deann Clark & husband, Mike of Florida
Son:
Tom Dent & wife, Dee of Gary
Son:
Joe Dent & Deb of Gary
Son:
Kenny Dent & wife, Teresa of Gary
9 Grandchildren:
Jennifer & Kimberly
Dustin & Amanda
AJ
Trevor, Simone & Hailey
Frog
7 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Cousins, Nieces & Nephews
Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Troy & Kay Dent of Florida
Quida Whiteside of Austin
Ted & Pat Dent of Nacogdoches

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


12/15/2010

Ronald Ralph Ayres, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. He was born June 5, 1947 in Nacogdoches to Barron Ayres and Mary Frances Oliver Ayres. He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 17, 2010 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Lamerle Ayres of Center

Son, Ralph Owen Ayres & wife Jackie of Center

Daughter, Shelia Espinosa & husband Jeff of Center

Sisters:
Shirley Simmons of Center
Ruthie Abernathy of Carthage
Betty Mills of San Augustine
Linda Ferguson of Norman, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Roger Vaco of Cut-n-Shoot
Jerry Allen Vaco of Carthage

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mary Frances Vaco
Brother, Johnny Ray Vaco
Step-Father, Edgar Owen Vaco

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


12/14/2010

Corine Akridge Holmes, 91, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 12, 1919 to Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge. She was a member of the White Rock Baptist Church and Eastern Star, Newburn Chapter.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Leonard Holmes, Parents, Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge, Brothers, Virgil Akridge, RB Akridge, J.I. Akridge and Luther Akridge, Sisters, Myrtie Blanton and Macil Geeslin.

She is survived by:

Sons & Daughters-in-law:
James Robert Holmes & wife, Marty of Houston
Howard Kennith Holmes & wife, Dee of Crowley

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Janie Rains & husband, Rex of Center

Grandchildren:
Mandy Brock & husband, Tommy
Ashley McDonald & husband, Mace
Sheryl Duport & husband, Paul
Jennifer Minvielle & husband, Olivie
Marissa Fassett
Dionne Hudson & husband, Jeff
Wesley Rains & wife, Marissa
Kristy DeRise & husband, Terry
Corey Rains

Great-Grandchildren:
Alex, Drew and Jack Brock
Devin & Knox McDonald
Makai & Shae Duport
Tevai Minvielle
Ariana and Conner Fassett
Amaya, Zane and Maddox Hudson
Sophie and Olivia Rains
Hannah, Abby and Emma DeRise

Sisters-in-law:
Ruth Akridge of Center
Clarine Akridge of Nacogdoches

Pallbearers:
George Roe, Gilbert Rains, Rex Davis,
Rex Rains, Steve Stephens, Dexter Davis and Harold Osborne

Honorary Pallbearers:
Mike Adams

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


Linda Wright Dollar, 66, of Williams Landing in Joaquin, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will be at North Jericho Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 1, 1944 in Marshall,Texas to John Harvey and Allie Lee (Carroll) Wright. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Allie Wright, Daughter, Elizabeth Jo Dollar, Brother, Cotton Wright & wife Elaine and Sister, Bobbie Horton.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Johnny Dollar of Joaquin

Daughter: LaDonna Smith & husband, Robert of the McClelland Community
Daughter: Rhonda Dollar & Doug Coody of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Rhiana Smith
Lacey Cartwright & husband, Ben
Thomas Parry
Joe Lee Dollar
Great Grandchildren:
Gavin Cartwright
Trevin Cartwright

Brother:
Glen Wright & wife, Delores of Marshall
Sister: Vicky Wright

Numerous Nieces , Nephews, Other Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers: Stevie Wright, Ken Wright, Matt Wright, Mike Horton, Gary Paul & Johnny Johnson

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


12/13/2010

Mr. Weyman Vonciel Hall, 65 years old sadly left our presence and entered into the presence of the Lord, on Saturday, December 11, 2010. He was a transplanted resident of San Augustine. However, he was born and raised in Texas City. He was a son of the late Walter Vonciel Hall and Vickie Idell-Crowson Hall. He had 2 siblings, Weldon Hall of Texas City and Vickie Carey and Charlie of Bedias, Texas. He was married, several times, and referred to them as Linda 1 and Linda 2. He married Barbara in 2001.

He was a loyal member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker. He was a "card carrying" Democrat and would defend his stance with his last breath.

He was in recovery for more than 22 years. He lived the last third of his life carrying the message of hope, love and faith. He went to great lengths to help others know the joys that clean living could bring. He was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

He is survived by: Spouse: Barbara Hall of San Augustine,Children: Stephen Hall of Porter, Rodney Hall and Dahlia of League City, Elizabeth Hall and Josh of Texas City, Courtney Conrad-Hall of Dickinson, Tonya Hall, Kevin Wallace of San Augustine, Kristan Hammonds and David of Puyallup, Washington, Kaci Wallace-Poole and Tim of San Augustine. He has fourteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Don Murphree, Wayne Holt and Cherry Murphree officiating.Interment will follow in the Holt Family Cemetery, FM 201, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, December 15, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Josh Walton, Kevin Wallace, Wayne Holt, Rodney Hall, Jr., Anthony Hall and Jonathon Hall.

A second memorial service will be held in Texas City, on December 19, 2010 at noon at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591. 409-986-9900


Jack Cord Fountain, 23, of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010.  He was born September 11, 1987 in Center. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Father, Mark Adams of Center
Step Father, Richard Fausett of Center

Uncle & Aunt, Bert & Dana Fountain of San Augustine

Uncle, Ricky Fountain of San Augustine

Fiance, Chelsea Hudson of San Augustine, and her daughters, Madolyn Lout and Kallie Lout

Grandmother, Mary Fausett of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends

Cousins:
Hanna Fountain of San Augustine
Kali Fountain of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Angel Fausett
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


12/11/2010

Harold Robertson, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 28, 1924 in Blytheville, Arkansas to John William "Jack" Robertson and Tassie Mai Moore Robertson. Mr. Robertson served his country in the Army during World War II. He was retired from Shelby County where he served as the Chief Tax Appraiser. Mr. Robertson previously served as County Judge. He was employed by Citizen’s Bank and worked a number of years as a realtor. Mr. Robertson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the First United Methodit Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon and Rev. Carol Clifford Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

He is survived by:
wife, Betty Ann Parker Robertson of Center

Daughters;
Amy Lynn Robertson of Center
Lee Ann Robertson of Center

Granddaughter, Ashlyn Robertson of Center

Brothers;
Joe T. Robertson and wife Jo Evelyn of Corinth, Mississippi
Robert N. Robertson and wife Martha of Reno Nevada
Carl L. Robertson of Krum

Sisters;
Marjorie Poff of Blytheville, Arkansas
Tommie Mohin of Memphis, Tennessee

Extended family;
Janet Gomez Romeroand husband Guadalupe
Michelle Gomez
Fatima Romero

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
and a host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, John and Tassie Mai Moore Robertson

Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


  

Buford Parrish, 89, loving, devoted and caring husband and father passed away on December 6, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Hazel Parrish; son, Brian Parrish, M.D., and his loving wife, Marjorie Parrish.

He is survived by a daughter Karan Schafer of Maui, HI.; three sisters, Mae Burns of Houston, TX, Merrill Stearns and husband Charles of Albuquerque, NM, Jeanne Miller and husband Edward of Joaquin, TX; and a number of caring and loving nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Born on November 19, 1921, Buford grew up in the Ramah Community.

He was a long time employee of Schlumberger and had an additional career at City of Pearland. He also loved to communicate with people and was proud to have learned how to operate the computer after he retired. We will miss his southern style and warm smile but he has gone to the wonderful place, God's Heaven. Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale St. Houston, TX 77023

Condolences may be offered at www.ForestPark-Lawndale.com


  

Scheri Monteel Willoughby Leeth, 33, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010. She was born July 4, 1977.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jason Leeth of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Children; Parker, Toby and Sophie Leeth of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Parents, Kenneth and Mary Gwen Willoughby of Deridder, Louisiana

Brother, Jaceson Willoughby of Deridder, Louisiana

In-Laws;
Jeff and Tamara Leeth of Michigan
Debbie Leeth of Michigan

Grandparents;
A.E. (Buddy) Willoughby of Center
Vay Dell Cook of Pineville, Louisiana

Uncles;
Jerry (Butch) Willoughby and wife Peggy of Jasper
Larry Wayne Cosby and wife Melissa of Lufkin
Charles Cook of Center

Aunts;
Rhenee Flores and husband Joe of Dry Prong, Louisiana
Sheila Varwig and husband Teddy of Tioga, Louisiana
Kay Ford and husband Tim of Center

Goddaughter, Brooke Housler of Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Sisters-in-law;
Amber Leeth of Michigan
Katie Leeth of Michigan

Brother-in-law, Ryan Leeth of Michigan

Along with numerous cousins and dear friends all of whom are left to cherish their own special memories they hold of Scheri.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents;
Helen Willoughby
J.C. Cook

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


Rebecca Sue Beardsley Cuculic (Becky), 56, of Montgomery, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2010 in her home. She was the wife of Mark Cuculic, whom she was happily married to since September 23, 1973.

Becky’s favorite past-time was spending time with her family, especially her two grandkids, who lovingly called her Bebe. She also loved renovating and decorating her homes, making pottery, horseback riding, and animal rescue.

She was truly beautiful, both inside and out. Everyone enjoyed her presence. She will always be remembered for her loving heart, her faith in Christ, and her courage and endless strength.

The daughter of the late Charles and Maxine Beardsley, she was born on February 3, 1954 in Austin and educated in Austin public schools. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State and her Master of Science Degree from the University of Houston. She worked as a technical supervisor in the Texas DWI program for over 20 years. She had the reputation of being one of the best in her field.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Cuculic, daughters, Poppy Cuculic Jones, Cara Cuculic, and Leah Cuculic Peterson, sons-in-law: Brent Jones and Jason Peterson, grandchildren Bryce and Lainey Rebecca Jones; sisters Charline Eppright, Makki Bigman, Barbara Johnson, and Cathy Miller.

Services are to be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, at 21627 Eva Street, Montgomery, Texas 77356. A reception will follow at the church.

Donations in Becky’s memory may be made to TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, 455 Scholl Street, STE 30, Tomball Texas, 77375, (281)357-0747


12/09/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Alzie Carl Reeves, 85 of Carthage, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Galloway United Methodist Church with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Dennis White officiating. Burial will follow in the Reeves-McMillan Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Friday, December 10, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Reeves died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Carthage, Texas.

Mr. Alzie Carl Reeves was born August 24, 1925 in Panola County, Texas to the marriage of Loney A. “Lou” and Mattie Johnson Reeves. Alzie attended Reeves and Yarnell schools and served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He met and married Novie “Jean” Reeves on April 13, 1946 and celebrated 64 years together. Mr. Reeves worked as a mechanic and pipeliner and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in his free time. He was a longtime member of the Galloway United Methodist Church and loved to listen to the gospel singing’s at Logan. Mr. Reeves is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Clara Walker, Mary Harrison, Winnie Reeves, Jennie Yount, Lerlene White, Earl Reeves and Edward Reeves.

Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Jean Reeves of Galloway; brother-in-laws, James Sholar and wife Wanda of Petal, MS, Roger Wiggins of Galloway; sister-in-laws, Gladys Reeves of Houston, Ethel Mumm and husband Paul of Tenaha; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The Reeves family would like to give a special thanks to Panola Care and Rehab, Dr. Keith Keeling and His PA, Angie Hardee and Heartsway Hospice.

Serving as pallbearers are David White, Kenneth White, Douglas White, John Sholar, Jerry Harrison, Lucky Buchanan. Honorary pallbearer is Dennis White.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


12/08/2010

J.T. Adams, 58, of Lufkin, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 in Arkansas City, Kansas. He was born March 21, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to John R. Adams and Betty Lovell Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. J.C. Dawson and Bro. Chris Fleniken officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be John Yarbrough, Woody Jernigan, Johnny Dawson, Tyler Dawson, Alex Fleniken, Brad Turner and Sonny Donaldson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Adams of Lufkin

Son, Nathan Adams and wife Sandy of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Alisa Adams
Audry Overton
A. J. Overton
Avery Brewington

Mother, Betty Adams of Center

Sister, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.T. of Silsbee

Brother, John David Adams of Center

Also numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, John R. Adams

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


Bennie Fred Askew, age 95 of the Clever Creek Community passed away, Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 5pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 10, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Elbert Jones, Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Larry Askew officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Askew was born November 2, 1915 in Shelby County to parents, William King Askew & Charity (Creech) Askew. Mr. Askew has pastored at Mt. Herman Baptist Church and New Bethel Baptist Church and he served as interim pastor for Harmony Baptist & Patroon Missionary Baptist Church and assistant pastor at Clever Creek Baptist Church where he was a member. He was a past member of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge # 32.

Mr. Askew is preceded in death by his parents, William & Charity (Creech) Askew,
Wife, Ethel Marie Askew, Son, Glen Askew, wife, Alice Matthews Askew and 6 Brothers; Americus Askew, Cary Askew, Monroe Askew, Robert Askew, Eugene Askew, Jewel Askew and 4 Sisters; JoAnna McDonald, Evie Wright, Bertie Enmon & Lela Askew.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Jeannene Helms & husband, Tom of Center

Grandchildren: Mark Helms & wife, Jennifer of Rockwall, Texas
Lori Krull of Rowlett, Texas
4 Great Grandchildren: Jenna, Tyler & Conner Helms
And Ethan Krull

Numerous Nieces, Nephews Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers will be: Chuck Bailey, Will Baty, Walt Baty, Spencer McFarland, Wesley Warr,
Ronnie Clark, Ray Askew & Robert Askew

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


12/07/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy George Lister, 77, will be Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center with Rev. Lucian Tatum officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 10, 2010 at Hicks Mortuary Chapel in Center, Texas from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Mr. Tommy George Lister died Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Nacogodoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Lister is survived by:

Wife, Mildred Lister of Center

Sons: Tommy Dewuane Lister and wife, Felicia of Thousand Oaks, California; Keith Lister and wife, Brenette of Spring, Texas; and Anthony Lister and wife, Monica of Cypress, California

Daughter, Jill Bolling and husband, Carl of Long Beach, California

Mother, Rowsie Lister of Long Beach, California

Brothers: Yendell Lister and wife, Margaret of Los Angeles, California and Wendell Lister and wife, Marlene of Los Angeles, California.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary Chapel, Center, Texas


12/06/2010

Funeral services for Era Maxine Williams 78, of Rosenberg, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, TX, with Pastor Byron Williams officiating. Interment is to follow on Tuesday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX, with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Darryl Williams, Doug Cavender, Andy Cavender, Richard Veyna, Frank Lombardo, and Barry Lebus.
Visitation took place from7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Avenue, in Rosenberg.

Maxine, whom many of her family called ‘Macky,’ was born July 14, 1932, to Leona Williams and A.A. Dean, and she was preceded in death by both of her parents; her younger sister, Georgia Viola Dean; and her husband of 54 years, M.W. Williams. She died at the Oak Bend Skilled Nursing Facility after suffering from lung disease for the past month.
She is survived by her sister, Hazel Dean Williams and husband, K.P. of Center, TX; brother, Tommy Dean and wife, Peggy of Livingston, TX; daughter, Rhonda Williams Cavender and husband, Doug of Rosenberg, TX; daughter, Karen Williams Lombardo and husband, Frank of Houston, TX; son, Darryl Williams and wife, Cassie Shafer of Hanover, MD; daughter, Felecia Williams Lebus and husband, Barry of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren: Carlos Sherrell, Beth Cavender Veyna (and husband Richard), Andy Cavender, Nina Lombardo, Christopher Lombardo, Darryl Lebus, and Drew Lebus; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac Hall and Maya Sherrell.

She moved several times throughout her lifetime, but three churches and the people that she came to love there were especially precious to her: First Baptist Church of Genoa, Texas; First Baptist Church of Fairfield, Texas, and Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas.

Maxine devoted her life to following Jesus, whom she knew as her personal Lord and Savior, and to being a good wife and mother. Her children “rise up and call her blessed,” and her family feels certain that when she entered heaven, she heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Her last days were difficult, but she looked forward to heaven. Her only regret was leaving her family. She loved people, and they loved her right back. She will be greatly, greatly missed.

The family has requested that memorials to honor Maxine go to support missionary work in Nicaragua. They may be sent c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Avenue, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
For those wishing, tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Williams family at www.daivsgreenlawnfh.com.
Service arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, 281-341-8800.


12/02/2010

Carrie Ella Powell passed away in a Kaufman hospital on Nov. 23, 2010. Carrie was born in the Mark Out community Jan. 22, 1918 to Charles Williams and Maude Hollums.

Carrie moved to Crandall when she started school and lived the rest of her life in Crandall. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crandall. Carrie married Barney James Rushing in 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1956. Carrie then married Benjamin Clay Powell and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Carrie is survived by her sons, J. L. Rushing of Gilmer, Charles Rushing of Center, Edward Rushing of Garland and Harold Rushing of Whitney; daughters, Betty Curtis of Seven Points and Melba Davis of Crandall; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Crandall with interment following in Crandall Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com.


12/01/2010

Freeda Curtis Gandy, 63, of Houston, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Rather Cemetery with Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating.

She was born April 8, 1947 in Shelby County to Vance Curtis and Bernice (Luman) Curtis Ford. She was a member of Willow Meadows Baptist Church in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Vance Curtis, Husband, Sterling Gandy, Jr. Grandparents, Lum and Dollie Luman and Special Aunt, Martha McCary.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Bernice Ford of Houston

Daughter:
Janet Davis of Longview

Daughter: JoAnn Peterson & husband, Bill of Panama City, FL

2 Granddaughters:
Caitlin Roberts & husband, Brent of Longview
Lacey Love Peterson of Panama City, FL

2 Sisters: Rose Shaffer of Houston
Elizabeth Ballard of Little Rock, Ark
Brother: Nathan Renfro & wife, Patricia of Houston
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Rose Marie GeBron Hand went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, November 28, 2010. Rose was born in Dallas, TX on March 11, 1936 to Samual and Pauline (Rahal) GeBron. She was the youngest of five children and the only girl. Her brothers, Dave GeBron, Robert GeBron (deceased), Gene T. GeBron and Victor GeBron, all of the Dallas area, loved their little sister.

Rose Marie was blessed with six pregnancies, all of Dallas, the first, a baby boy passed at birth. Her second child, Rebecca Jo (Winfrey) Greenburg was born January 1958. Becky had two children, Steven C. Wade and Jessica L. Greenburg. Becky lost her life to cancer January 13, 1994.

Ronald Mark Winfrey was born 1961 and has one child Rebekah Dawn Winfrey.

Rachel Maynette (Winfrey – Rickman) Campbell was born 1963 and now resides in East Texas with her husband Rick. Rachel has three children and three grandchildren with two more due in the next few months. Her children are Christopher R. Rickman and wife, Kathleen. They have three children, Christopher Michael, Corinne Faye and Corissa Lena-Marie. They are expecting their fourth child in mid 2011. Autumn Shae (Rickman) Smith and husband Justin are expecting their first child, a boy, in March 2011. And, Kathryn Maynette Rickman, not married.

Jack Lance Knearem and wife, Kim has one child, Lauren Marie Knearem. Jack was born 1970. Kevin Keith Knearem passed away at 4 months of age of SIDS.

During her time as a single mom, Rose worked for the Marriott Corp., and attended El Centro College and Richland College both in Dallas. Rose Marie was a champion bowler in the National Amateur Bowlers, Inc. and the Women’s Amateur Bowlers Assoc. She enjoyed the friendly competition and skill needed in bowling.

Over the past several years, Rose Marie carried a heavy burden of caring for her husband Charles as he battled heart disease. Then continuing on with the care of her mom, Pauline, till her mom's passing in late 2010 at the age of 99. Rose Marie continued to work through all. She was employed for the last four years at BigLots!, in North Richland Hills, TX as a cashier.

Rose leaves each of her loved ones with a special memory of their own to carry on with them, A memory so special that only a mom can give her children. Her love was felt throughout her widespread family. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins were blessed with the love that Rose gave. She will be surely missed.

Rose Marie will be laid to rest on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 12:00pm. Mass/Service will be at 12 Noon with burial immediately following.
Online guest book can be signed at www.calvaryhilldallas.com Directions and other information can be found at this site as well.

11/30/2010

Funeral Services for Johnny Ikner IV "Lil Ike", 27, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010. He was born December 6, 1982 to Johnny Ikner III and Eva Joyce Ikner.

He is Survived by:
Daughter Brooklyn Ikner
Daughter Breanna Adams
Son Trey Ikner
Mother Eva Ikner
Stepfather Tommy Gardner
Brothers Chatrick Hines and wife Ashley Hines, TJ Ikner, Chris Dock, & Darron Dock
Sisters LaShundra Ikner, Shaquilla Butler, Johnesha Ikner, Ashley Ikner and Brittney Gardner
Nieces De'Asijah Ikner, Derrionna Duncan, Carleah Duncan, Adrianna Hines, Taylor Hines and Kaydence Hines
Janiya Butler, Taniya Gardner, and Aniya Dock
Nephew Chris Dock Jr.
Girlfriend Brandy Whitton

Visitation will be Friday, December 3, 2010 at Community Funeral Home at 6pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11am at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


Frank Otis King, Jr., 68, of Center, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date in New Mexico.

He was born November 17, 1942 in Magdalena, NM to Frank Otis King, Sr. and Dolores L. Cavasos. He served in the U.S. Navy and he was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Belva King.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Sharolyn Shaw of Michigan

2 Sons:
Sonny King of Utah
Thomas King of Utah
Brother, Jim King of Robert E. Lee, TX
Sister, Katherine Hulse of Truth or Consequences, Mexico

Step Children:
Peggy Richards of Shreveport, LA
John Richards & wife, Denise of Santa Fe, TX
Vernon Richards of Colorado Springs, CO

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


11/29/2010

Harold Allan Ellison, Jr. age 63 of Logansport, LA, passed away, Monday, November 22, 2010 at his residence after a brief battle of cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Logansport.

Mr. Ellison was born, August 4, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Parents, Harold Allan Ellison, Sr. and Myrtie Belle Foster Ellison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Ellison.

He is survived by:
His wife of 34 years, Frances Ellison of Logansport, LA
Daughter, Cari Michelle Allen & Husband, Neil of San Antonio
Granddaughter, Madeline Allen
2 Sisters:
Saunnie Box of Gerogetown
Charlotte Shram of Livingston

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the refurbishing fund for the youth & music parsonage at First Baptist Church of Logansport, 1009 Gum St. Logansport, LA 71049, In memory of Harold “Buddy” Ellison.

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfunerahome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas 75935


11/26/2010

Margie Norden, 74 of Center passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010.  She was born February 8, 1936 in Shelby County to Jack Hanks and Mora Fulson Hanks. Ms Norden was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held rom 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday November 27, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews:
Linda Daniels of Center
Robert Morciglio of Port Arthur
Juan Morciglio of Port Arthur
Anita Marie Garcia of Port Arthur

Twelve Great Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Jack and Nora Fulson Hanks
Three Sisters
One Brother
Special Friend, Allen Bearden

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


11/24/2010

Brady Clark, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at a Tyler hospice. He was born July 30, 1923 in Shelby County to Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Masonic graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Clark, Cade Clark, Anthony Clark, Dustin Clark, Richard Baack, Bradley Baldwin and Darrell McDaniel.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Angela Clark McCaa & husband Jerry of College Station

Son, Blain Clark, joined by Kim Krauskopf of Center

Granddaughter, Heather Clark Moody & husband Donny of Center

Grandsons:
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Center
Todd Clark & wife Darlene of Center
Colin Clark of Center
Will Corbell & wife Laura of Houston

Special Grandson, Michael Dean of Center

Sister, Elsie McDaniel of Campti

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie E. Clark and Ida Sanford Clark
Wife, Dorothy Clark
Son, Larry Clark
Brothers, Elton Clark and Leo Clark

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


11/22/2010

Alicia Gomez, age 47, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 in Tenaha.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10am until service time. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born Jan. 8, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to parents, Elmer Pugh and Dorothy Martin Pugh.

She is survived by:
Husband, Jose Gomez of Tenaha

Mother, Dorothy Pugh of Gilmer
Father, Elmer Pugh & fiance’ Kay of Frankston

Children:
Kevin Pugh & fiance’ Jacinda of Tenaha
Jeffrey Pugh of Longview
Elizabeth Gomez & husband, Arnold of Tenaha
Ernest Gomez of Longbranch

Grandchildren:
Nicholas Pugh, Miguel Martinez, Xavier Martinez, Ernest Martinez & unborn baby Pugh

Sister, Annin Pugh of Gilmer
Brother, Roland Pugh of Frankston

Nephews: Wesley DuBose of Arizona
Ryan Pugh of Gilmer
Niece: Bryanna Boone of Kilgore

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


Anese Hickman, 81, of Carthage, passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at her home. She was born November 13, 1929 in Logansport, Louisiana to Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd. Mrs. Hickman attended Galloway Methodist Church. She was a member of Telephone Company Pioneers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Mervin Scott and Chaplain Arnold Shrewsbury officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Preston Hickman of Galloway

Daughter, Yvette Good & husband Rany of Haslet

Son, John Hickman & wife Sonya of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:
Matthew Good and wife Desarae, Case Hickman, and Cherish Hickman

Great Grandchildren, Grace May and Braden May

Sisters:
Jo Titsworth & husband N.C. of Dequeen
Pheby Boyd Brown of Galloway

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bennie Boyd and Zona Creech Boyd
Sister, Sue Hickman

Memorials can be made in Mrs. Hickman’s name to Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas, 437 Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


Mark Allen Kenderdine, 38, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 5, 1972 to Arthur Kenderdine and Joy Galloway. He graduated from Center High School in 1990. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Brother, Aaron Kenderdine, Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Kenderdine, Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Galloway, and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Hookey & Anita Nichols.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary Kenderdine of Center
Sons:
Adam Kenderdine of Center
Scott Nash of Center
Father: Arthur Kenderdine & wife, Martha of Carthage
Mother:
Joy Thomas & husband, Bobby of Center
Brothers:
Clifton Kenderdine of Carthage
Troy Kenderdine & wife, Julie of Carthage
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-laws:
Barbara Walton & husband, Terry of Center
Rose Fuller & husband, Johnny of Center
Carol Andrews & husband, Russell of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a Host of Friends
Pallbearers:
Melvin Broadway, James Fults, Jay Robertson,
Patrick Nethery, Clifton Kenderdine and Troy Kenderdine
Honorary Pallbearers:
Adam Kenderdine, Scott Nash and Daniel Walton

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


Jackie “Buddy” Boyett, 31, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born October 31, 1979 in Carthage to Jackie Boyett Sr. and Betsy Mikesh Byrd. Mr. Boyett was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haslam and a member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Wife, Kelly Boyett of Logansport

Mother & Stepfather, Betsy and Jimmy Byrd of Carthage

Father, Jackie Boyett of Joaquin

Sisters:
Sherry Roberts and husband Blake of Nacogdoches
Gabrielle Boyett of Nacogdoches

Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law, Gwen & Don Truitt of Logansport

Nieces:
Kenzi Roberts, Lanie Truitt, Lexie Truitt

Nephew, Bryce Roberts

Step Grandparents, Betty and Don Coffman of Palestine

Also numerous cousins, in laws, and friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Johnnie and Bernice Boyett and Raymond and Betty Mikesh

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


Letha Henderson, 98, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home. She was born July 15, 1912 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Houston Taylor and Nettie Jane Langford Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Logansport.

She is survived by:

Sister, Christine Ward of Center

Niece, Myrna Faye Lloyd and husband Jimmy L. of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nephew, Earl Kendall Threet & wife Shawn of Oklahoma

Also many great nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Husband, Major Carl “M.C.” Henderson
Brother, Robert Leonard Taylor

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


11/20/2010

Barbara Parker, 72, of Center, died Saturday, November 20, 2010. Services for Barbara Parker will be at 3:00pm Tuesday, November 23, 201.0 at Watson and Sons funeral Horne with Pastor Beax Wiebolo officiating, interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 7pm.

Pallbearers will be: Lark Gilchrist, Jerry Hudspeth, Dakota Hudspeth, Austin Gilchrist, Victor Blevins and William Griffith, Jr.

Barbara Parker; was born on December 30, 1937 in Center Tx to Austin and Ruby Smith Walker. She was a devoted Housewife to James Parker and a loving and carinq mother of four. She went to be wth our Lord on November 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing home which had been her home for over 11 years.

Survivors are children:
Larry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.
Sherrie and Husband Victor Belvins of Timpson, TX
Terry Parker of Hot Springs Ark.

Grandchildren:
Jerri and wife Misty Hudspeth of BoBo, Tx.
April and husband Lark Gilchrist of Center, TX
Chrystal and husband Will Crabtree of Kannapolis, N.C.

Great grandchildren:
Brylie and Adrial Hudspeth of BoBo, TX
Dakota Hudspeth
Sierra Harvey, Austin and Tori Gilchrist of Center, TX
Hannah and Madison Crabtree, Destiny Hobson of Kannapolis N.C.

Proceeded in death by: Father Austin Walker, mother Ruby Walker, Husband James Nelson Parker; son Jerry Austin Parker, Daughter-in-law Dianna Verhs, son-in-law Dennis Fuller, 2 great
grandsons Erik Logan and Shawn Brayden Hudspeth 


11/19/2010

Evelyn Myrle Stewart Blackwell, 86 of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. She was born February 15, 1924 in Lamesa, Texas to Paul Rust Stewart. Ms. Blackwell was a christian wife and mother.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 21,2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Smith Cemetery with Bro. Ardie Brown officiating.

She is survived by:

Children:
Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Jr. and wife, Mara of Alameda, CA
Paul Robert Blackwell and wife, Katherine of Nacogdoches
Mary Lee Blackwell of Center
Barbara Carol Blackwell Braddock and husband, Kenneth of Center.

Sister: Lola Faye Richardson of Centerpoint, TX

Grandchildren:
Heather Katherine Blackwell Marcum & husband, George
Jennifer Mary Blackwell Higgins, M.D. & husband, Samuel
LiAnna Barbara Bittick & husband, Wayne Weldin
Jon Miles Braddock & wife, Nichole
Amanda Faith Bittick
Joshua David Bittick
Paul Ryan Blackwell
Hardy Westbrook Blackwell
Forrest Daniel Blackwell

Great Grandchildren:
MiKennah Noelle Bartley
James Caden Braddock
Samuel Herston Higgins
Myla Kennedy Braddock
Anna Katherine Higgins
Benjamin Harold Higgins

Proceeded in death by:
Husband, Benjamin Harold Blackwell, Sr.
Parents, Paul Rust and Velma Lee Westbrook Stewart.
One brother, William Clemens Stewart

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


James Rogers McCann, 76, of Stonewall, Louisiana, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He passed away peacefully after a long battle with heart disease. He was born June 21, 1934 in Tenaha, Texas to Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann. Jim grew up in Basile, Louisiana but returned to Tenaha to finish high school and marry his high school sweetheart, Juana Bowlin. He was employed by Kast Metals Foundry in Shreveport for 28 years, and was also on the Caddo Parish School Board for 13 years, having retired from both. When his wife retired from Highland Hospital in 1999, they moved back to Tenaha and enjoyed retirement for over 11 years. They recently moved to Stonewall to be near their children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ebey, III, John Ebey, James Pitman, Chad Pitman, Todd Boone and Keith Martin.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Juana Bowlin McCann of Stonewall

Daughters:
Kathy M. Ebey & husband Fred of Stonewall
Paula M. Pitman & husband Rex of Shreveport
Elaine McCann & Todd Boone of Stonewall

Grandsons:
Fred Ebey, III and Virginia Rouse
John Ebey & wife Meredith
James Pitman & wife Barbara
Chad Pitman & wife Amy

Great Grandchildren:
Hunter Ebey, Hayden Ebey, Hannah Ebey, Addi Ebey, Izabella Pitman and Riley Pitman

Sister, Joan Arnold & husband Michael of Cottage Grove, Oregon

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Willie Carter McCann and Lila Joplin McCann
Brothers, Billy Ray and Merwyn McCann

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


Wilma Campbell, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. B. A. Morris officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 15, 1930 to William Perry and Aileen English Corbell. She was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Aileen Corbell and Husband, Elmo Campbell.

She is survived by:
Son:
Larry “Elmo” Campbell of Nacogdoches
Daughter:
Brenda Kaye Garner & husband, Tim of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
J.P. Fenton & wife, Jessica of Mission
Joey Garner of Center
Haberlyn Campbell
Trevor Campbell
Great Grandchildren:
Darren & Darbie Fenton
Kendrick Arnold, Jr. & Haylee Arnold
Brothers:
Gordon Corbell & wife, Nell of Shelbyville
Billy Jack Corbell & wife, Sue of Huxley
Gerald Corbell & wife, Jean of Center
Pallbearers:
Shane Crobell, Gerald Corbell, Jr., Darren Fenton,
Trevor Campbell, Kirk Corbell, and Craig Jordan

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


11/18/2010

William “Tom” Garrett passed away November 14, 2010. He was born August 4, 1931 to the late William and Bertha Polley Garrett. Upon his mothers premature death, he was raised by Floyd and Martha Garrett. During this time a special bond was generated with play brothers Ray, Lawrence, Joe, Willie and sister Linda.

He found Christ at an early age at East Liberty Baptist Church . He later joined East Hamilton Baptist Church both located in Shelbyville, Texas .

He married Queen Esther Moore on December 10, 1955 to this union two daughters were born. Pearl McLendon (A.L.) and Robbie Garrett both of Center.  He leaves to cherish his memory four grandchildren Rochelle Garrett , O’Bryan Land, Denise and Asia Garrett. Three brothers Sam Garrett (Judy), Lee Garrett both of Bullard, Texas, A.J Garrett (Jean) of Beaumont, and sister Olivia Cameron (Martin) of Chandler, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, November 19th at Hicks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 20th at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Brinson officiating.


11/17/2010

Helen Jean Moore, age 79 of the Hutchinson Mountain Community died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born October 26, 1931 at Huff, Arkansas to William Lee and Lorena Helen (Turner) Gould. She was a retired elementary school teacher with 31 years of service having taught at Southside, Bono and Concord Schools. She was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Maranda Estes Verser.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dale Moore of the home, two sons, Steve Moore of Hutchinson Mountain Community, Randal Moore of Evening Shade, two daughters, Marilyn Brown of Arp, Texas, Linda Sherwood of Murphy, Texas, four brothers, Arthur Gould of Tacoma, Washington, Bob Gould of Newark, Ervin Gould of Avinger, Texas and Calvin Gould of Jacksonville, Texas, one sister, Margaret Freeman of Center, Texas, ten grandchildren, Jennifer Gholson of Henderson, Texas, Brad Brown of Adairsville, Georgia, Kyle Brown of Arp, Texas, Hannah Moore of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Adam McLoy of Jonesboro, Abigail McLoy of Hollister, Missouri, Andrew McLoy of Charleston, South Carolina, Kailyn Conley of Piggott, Aaron Estes of Evening Shade and Brooke Sherwood of Austin, Texas and eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Ervin Gould, Bro. Calvin Gould and Bro. Matt Gholson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kyler Cemetery located at Southside with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brad Brown, Kyle Brown, Adam McLoy, Andrew McLoy, Aaron Estes and Matt Gholson.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Brown and Craig Sherwood.

Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,www.billygraham.org, Phone: 1-877-247-2426.


11/16/2010

Mildred Allsbrooks, 61, of Center, passed away November 15, 2010, at a Shreveport hospice. She was born May 26, 1949. Mrs. Allbrooks was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Waterman Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Clara Oliver Williams of Waterman

Husband, John Allsbrooks of Waterman

Sons:
Clinton Risinger and wife Brenda of Shelbyville
Jess Allsbrooks of Center
John Allsbrooks & wife Lisa of Nacogdoches

Daughter, DeJuana Risinger of Carthage

Sisters:
Ann Polvadore & husband Roy of Center
Ellen Hearne & husband Roy of Center
Debra Peavy of Carthage

Special Grandson, Colton Risinger

Grandchildren:
Nicky, Jessica, Trey, Marinia, Ivy, Makayla, Autumn and Ruby

Five Great Grandchildren

Special Cousin, Betty Mills of San Augustine

Special Friends, Debbie & Diane


11/12/2010

Nicholas Edward Winstine, age 25 of Carriere, MS, who passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. Father Michael Snyder will officiate at the service.

Nicholas was a native of Slidell, LA, and lived in Carriere, MS for the past eighteen years. He was a casino dealer and worked as a secuirty guard at Gulf coast Casinos. Nicholas was also employed by the New Orleans Superdome. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. His hobbies were playing pool, bowling, darts and watching the New Orleans Saints.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Avery J. Bostick, Edward L. Winstine Sr., Louise Sekinger, and Ronald Sekinger. Survivors include his parents, Janet Bostick Magee and husband Edward of Carriere, MS, and Dennis R. Winstine Sr. and wife Sharon of Shelbyville, TX, his siblings, Dennis R. Winstine Jr., Quentin Scott Winstine, Erin Bordelon and husband Kirk, Ryan Magee, Devin Delaney, Daniel Delaney, his grandparents, Mary R. Bostick, Samuel L. Montgomery Jr., and Mamie "Jerrie" Montgomery, his Godmother, Beverly Winstine, aunts and uncles, Natalie Bostick, Dale Winstine Sr., Carmel Henley, cousins, Kyle, Christina and Victoria Bordelon, Tina and Bryan Camaro, Dale Winstine Jr., Jesse Winstine, several other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nicholas had numerous sincere friends, and will be profoundly missed by all.

Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Obituary, Register Book, and Driving Directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.


Jackie Warren “JW” Eaves, Sr., 75, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 at his home. He was born September 1, 1935 in Keatchie, Louisiana to Eugene Eaves and Ola Mae Amburn Eaves.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. E.J. Adams and Bryan Kerr officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Hurst, Bradley Kerr, Douglas Lynn Eaves, Jr., Brandon Lynn Eaves, Steven Eugene Eaves, Dustin Bridges, Donald Allen Hick, Jr. and Leslie Warren Hicks.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years, Adell Eaves of Tenaha

Sons:
Jackie Warren Eaves, Jr. & wife Ginger of Tenaha
Tommy Eaves & wife Rebecca of Tenaha
Douglas Eaves, Sr. of Joaquin
Larry Joe Eaves & wife Delicia of Center

Daughters:
Debra Pratt & husband Gaylon of Joaquin
Elaine Hicks and husband Donald, Sr. of Tenaha
Angela Hurst & husband Edward of Tenaha
Becky Bridges & husband Willy of Tenaha
Brandy Kerr & husband Bryan of Nacogdoches

Grandkids:
Dustin Bridges, Heather Bridges, Rebekah Bridges, Bradley Kerr, Brittany Kerr, Jonathon Hurst, Kristen Dominguez & husband Jimmy, Donald Allen Hicks, Jr. & wife Wendy, Leslie Hicks and wife Jenny, Michelle Partlow, Christina Simms & husband Ricky, Jasa Rodgers, James Eaves, Cynthia Hutto & husband Chad, Steven Eaves & wife Candice, Douglas Eaves, Jr. & wife Jaclyn, Brandon Eaves & wife Harley, and Justin Eaves , Amber Lynn Eaves, KP, and Harley

Sisters:
Barbara Stweart and Husband Author of Tenaha
Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Sister-in-Law, Maurice Eaves of Tenaha

Also numerous great grandkids, nieces and nephews

Seventeen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Eugene and Ola Eaves
Infant Daughter, Cynthia Eaves
Brothers, Floyd Eaves, James Eaves, Buddy Eaves, and Bobby Joe Eaves
Sister, Jean McGee and Eva Jane Eaves

A special thanks to Heartsway Hospice.

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


11/10/2010

Jean Strong Sorsby, 73, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born January 31, 1937 in Joaquin to Robert and Clem Strong. Mrs. Sorsby was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Past Worthy Matron with the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Alfred Sorsby of Huxley

Son, Carl “Bubba” Hatcher & wife Goldie of Logansport

Grandsons:
Luke Hatcher of Center
Preston Hatcher of Houston

Granddaughters:
Chrissy Hall of Pittsburg
Annie Jo Hatcher of Logansport

Great Granddaughters:
Ashleigh Byrd of Logansport
Kara Hatcher of Houston
Colby Hall of Pittsburg
Emaley Hall of Pittsburg

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Terry Hatcher, Russell Hatcher and Kim Sorsby

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


Gracie Odell Mills, 93, of Corsicana, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at a Corsicana nursing home. She was born April 23, 1917 in Center to Bascom Bradshaw and Sara Victoria Taylor Bradhsaw. Ms. Mills was a homemaker and seamstress. She was also a life-long member of Short Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Phyllis Everett & husband Harley of Chandler, Arizona
Vickie Steele & husband Billy of Corsicana

Grandchildren:
Leah Lozano & husband Paul
Bradley Steel & wife Carla
Brent Steele & wife Wendy

Great Grandchildren:
Ambria, Jacob, Jaimen, Dalton, Montana, Bryar and Colt

Sister, Opal Hughes of Center

Brother, Jimmy Bradshaw & wife Myrline of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bascom Bradshaw and Sarah Victoria Taylor Bradshaw
Husband of 51 years, Clyde Mills
Brother, Doc Bradshaw
Sisters, Polly Adams and Ercel Holcomb
Special Nephew, Charlie Holcomb

Special thanks to the caring staff of Heritage Oaks West, Family First Hospice and Dr. Ken Rogers.

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


Beth Hopkins Spurlock, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1929 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins. Ms. Spurlock was a member of the XYX Club of Shelby County and the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters: Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Melissa Sims of Center

Grandsons: Jerry McDaniel of Joaquin, Todd McDaniel of Shreveport

Great Grandchildren: Austin Sims of Center, Treven Sims of Center, Jace Addison Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin, Hayes McDaniel of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law: E.C. McSwain of Houston, Kenneth Spurlock & wife Lottie of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, June Spurlock
Parents, James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins

Memorials can be made in Ms. Spurlock’s name to the Joaquin VFD Ladies Auxiliary.

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


11/09/2010

Tara Lea Windham Blue was born August 16, 1971 in Center to Earl Windham and Frances Ellafay Barton Windham. Tara has been missing since November 2001. Memorial services will be held for her at 4:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Henry Hughes officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Layla Rae Blue of Lufkin

Mother, Frances Perez of Center

Father and Step-Mother, Earl Windham and Bonnie of Center

Sisters:
Jeannette Biggars & husband Marvin Earl of Leesville, Louisiana
Rena Howard & husband Mike of Center
Michelle Jackson & husband Cecil of Center

Nieces:
Frances “Tana” Gallegos & husband Rosendo of Center
Danie Flores of Center
Jackie Flores of Houston
Rachel Movales of Leesville, Louisiana

Nephews:
Jameson Scott Hughes of Center
Devin Lloyd Jackson of Center
Douglas Leo Jackson of Center

Also numerous great nieces, great nephews, aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Donald Ray Blue
Paternal Grandparents, Lonnie & Mildred Windham
Maternal Grandfather, Leon Barton
Maternal Grandmother, Ava Bessie Woods

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


11/08/2010

Erasto Hernandez, Sr. , 59, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will Monday, November 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 26, 1951 in Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Mexico to Gabriel and Rosa Hernandez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Gabriel Hernandez and Wife, Maria Hernandez.

He is survived by:
Children: Valdemar & Maura Hernandez, Edith & Abraham Chavira, Gustavo Hernandez, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez, Mayte & Jose Rios

Grandchildren:Almaleyda, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, Yareli, Brenda, Lexie Dayana and Marvin

Mother: Rosa Hernandez of Mexico

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


11/07/2010

Mrs. Deby Fitzgerald, 57, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Friday, November 05, 2010 in san Augustine, Texas. She was born March 08, 1952 in Texas City, Texas to the parents of Vertis Wall and Sybil Spell Wall.

Visitation will be Monday, 11/08/2010 from 5:00 til 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church Broaddus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas with Bro. Wayne Barth officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Curtis Fitzgerald of Broaddus, Texas

Sons: Shane Fitzgerald and wife Brandy of Kingsport, TN; Shawn Fitzgerald and wife Missy of Mt. Enterprise

Daughter: Bliss Ray and Husband Mickey of Broaddus, Texas

Sisters: Sharon Dawson of Nacogdoches; Carolyn McDaniel of Broaddus, Pam Morgan of Diboll

Grandchildren: Bryce, Brayden, Hayley, Karly, Briley, Lancy, Tanner, Taylor, Brooke, Nigel, Niles, Bub, Shelbie, and Layta

She was preceded in death by her parents Vertis and Sybil Wall

Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Online Obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemeory.com/wymanroberts.


Fern Hensarling, 89 of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas. Fern Hensarling was born March 28, 1921, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Wood Pate and Lucindy (Goodwin) Pate.

Mrs. Hensarling was a member of Attoyac Missionary Baptist, being, not the oldest member, but being the longest time member. She dearly loved her church and her family.

She is survived by her children Sue and Bo Taylor of Longview, Clifford and Nelda Hensarling of San Augustine, and Ronald Hensarling of San Augustine; grandchildren Scott and Melanie Taylor, Jeff ad Ava Hensarling, Jennifer Meador, and Jess Hensarling; great-grandchildren Dustin Wisenhunt, Ashleigh Wisenhunt, Kaleigha Ray, Madison Taylor, Merrick Taylor and Kiaya Ray; twin sister Faye Mills of San Augustine; sister-in-law Elaine Turner; and special friend Gloria Garrett of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Lamar Hensarling; son Wafford Lamar Hensarling; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Servivces will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m., in Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Mills and Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Monday, November 8, 2010, 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Attoyac Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Hensarling, Kenneth Hensarling, Rhonnie Joe Evett, Stephen Mills, Tim Turner and Lewis Butler.

Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


11/05/2010

Mr. Lucious "L.T." Thornton, age 89, entered into rest at a local nursing home in San Augustine, Texas, on November 4, 2010. He was born June 21, 1921, in San Augustine County, to the late Wyley and Maggie "Wells" Thornton.

He is survived by his sons, Ronald Thornton and wife Kathy of Chireno, Ray Thornton of San Augustine, Lynn Thornton of San Augustine, Tom Thornton of San Augustine, Charles "Hoss" Thornton and wife Linda of San Augustine, Hollis Thornton of San Augustine, and William "Bud" Thornton of San Augustine; daughters, Ida Bell Butler and husband Cornell of San Augustine, Mary Sue Wall and husband Robert of Newton, Pat Thornton of San Augustine, and Peggy Brown and husband Jerry of Chireno; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Mattie Ruth Coulter and Katie Lue Chambers, both of San Augustine.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Thornton, son Donald Thornton, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in Macune Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday evening, November 5, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M..

Online obituary and codolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


11/03/2010

Charles H. Brannen, Jr., 94, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born June 25, 1916 in Angelina County to Charles H. Brannen, Sr. and Mary E. Weeks Brannen. Mr. Brannen was a member of First Methodist Church in Center. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories in Lufkin.

She is survived by:

Wife, Mae Dell Brannen of Center

Daughter, Brenda Applequist & husband Ed of Center

Grandson, Cary Applequist of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mary Estelle Alatalo
Brother, James A. Brannen

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

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10/31/2010

Mr. Harold Loyd “Sally” Perkins, 89, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.
     
Mr. Perkins was born April 11, 1921, in the Redland community of Angelina County to Ross and Azilie (Beard) Perkins. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 44 years of service. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.
          
Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Opal Perkins; children, Pam Albin and husband Terry of Spring, Hal Perkins and wife Jennifer of Houston, Rhonda Barnhart and husband Jeff of Cushing, and Tracy Buzonas and husband Jeff of Spring; grandchildren, Cody Albin, Margot Perkins, Harry Perkins, Joslyn Buzonas, and Cassie Buzonas; and sisters, Nona Reynolds and Janice Goldman.
      
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Shae Albin; brothers, Dr. Glen Perkins, Norman Perkins, Joe Perkins, and Paul Perkins; and sisters, Joyce St. John and Janette Biggs.
      
Services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.
     
Memorials may be made to the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church Building Fund; 1711 South Street; Nacogdoches, TX 75964-6152.
     
Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


10/29/2010

Maggie Lovell Adams, 84, of Center, passed Friday, October 29, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born September 16, 1926 in Shelby County to Carl L. Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite Eaves. Mrs. Adams was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Waller and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Adam Barbee, Bradley Lovell, Tom Fitzgerald, Keith Tindall, Chris Clark and Charles Conway. Honorary pallbearers will be Colton Bradford and Fredy Franke.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harlan Adams of Center

Sons:
Danny Lovell of Center
Steve Lovell & wife Patricia of Center

Daughters:
Sandra Baker & husband Calvin of Center
Renea Sander & husband Shirel of Center

Stepson, Marc Adams & wife Donna of Oregon

Stepdaughters:
Martha Sweat & husband John Blake of Houston
Joyce Edwards & husband Kenneth of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Dawn Hall & husband Oliver, Daphne Lovell, Kristy Barbee, Adam Barbee and wife Jamie, Shasta Lovell, Bradley Lovell and wife Casey, and Jessica Bradford and husband Colton

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister, Mildred Pierce & husband Leon of Nacogdoches

Also numbers step grandchildren and step great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Semmie Lovell
Ten Brothers and Sisters

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


10/28/2010

Maggie Pearl Daw, 87, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. She was born March 16, 1923 in Shelbyville to Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd. Ms. Daw was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bivens, Scott Shavers, Johnny Parker, Jr., Roger Askew, Jimmy Faulkner, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, and J.C. Cagle. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Daw, Burley Lamb, Joe Tom Schillings and Randy Dean.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Coleman Bivens & wife Dalene of Shelbyville
Jerry Bivens & wife Polly of Marshall

Daughters:
Glenda Parker & husband Johnny, Sr. of Woden
Debbie Askew & husband Glynn of Center
Teresa Johnson & husband Glenn of Shelbyville

Thirteen Grandchildren, Twenty-Six Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Latane Ramey of Denton

Sister-in-Law, Jimmie Dunham of Logansport

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Simmie Byrd and Vertie Lee Greer Worsham Byrd 
Husbands, Bice Bivens & J.B. Daw, Jr.
Grandson, Jerry Bivens, Jr.
Step Daughter, Ann Daw Williams

Memorials can be mad in Maggie’s name to First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

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


Bonnie Jean (Corley) Cathey, 85, of Conroe formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 1, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 25, 1925 to John Thomas and Mary Eva (Tippett) Corley. She was a member of Assembly of God of Conroe, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Mary Corley, Husband, Gerald Lee (PeeWee) Cathey, Daughter, Linda Noviski, Sister, Elizabeth Adams, Brother, James Rudolph Corley and Sister, Glatha Corley.

She is survived by:
Son:
Jerry Cathey of New Waverley 
Son:
Ricky Cathey & wife, Sherre of Willis 
Daughter:
Cynthia Wade of Lipan
10 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.T. Corley & wife Mary Ann of Pasadena 
Sister:
Shirley Alred of Canton
Sister-in-law:
Nell Travis of Pineland
Pallbearers:
Brannon Cathey, Chris Cathey, Jonathan Cathey,
Clark Cathey, Billy Alred, Cole Wade and Cliff Long

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


10/27/2010

Cliffton O'Neal Mitchell, age 21, of Tenaha passed away Monday morning at his residence in Tenaha, Texas. He was born June 21, 1989 in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Tenaha High School Special Events Center with Rev. Travis Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilliam Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Mother, Alice Morris and husband, Rev. Lynn Morris of Tenaha

Father, Rev. David Mitchell and wife, LaSonya Mitchell of Timpson

Brother, Cory Mitchell of Tenaha

Sisters, Bryana Shorne Mitchell of Center and Tyneka Morris of Nacogdoches.

Grandparents, Robert Harris of Tenaha and Rev. W.G. Morris and wife Oweeda of Nacogdoches.


Sharron Hagler, 63, of Shelbyville, passed Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at her home. She was born February 6, 1947 in Houston to James King and Ruby Lee Mills King. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. She had worked at Shelby Savings Bank since 1997.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Center United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Ed Johnson, Steve Waters, Jon Schillings, Will Lucas, Tim Hopkins and John Snider. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Shelby Savings Bank.

She is survived by:

Husband, James Hagler of Shelbyville

Sons:
Jamie Hagler & wife Holly of Shelbyville
Jason G. Adams & wife Lynn of Ft. Lewis, Washington

Mother, Lee King of Center

Brother, Duane King & wife Nancy of Johnson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Conda Hagler Adams of Center

Mother-in-Law, Jean Mills of Center

Grandchildren, Tristyn Hagler, Casey Adams, Christopher Adams, Marshall Adams, Garrett Adams, Heaven Adams and Denver Kalenevitch

One Great Grandchild

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, James Marshall King
Grandson, James Chance Hagler

Memorials can be made in Sharron’s name to Center United Pentecostal Church.

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


10/25/2010

Wayland Bacle Whiteside, 77, of Center, passed Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1933 in Center to J. Smith Whiteside and Lena McKennize Whiteside.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Stockton, Zach Mahan, Shawn Whiteside, Shane Whtieside, Michael Whiteside, Cecil Jackson, Randy Hughes and Kenny Hudson.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dixie Whiteside of Center

Son, Darrell Whiteside of Center

Daughter, Dannie Helton of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Ella Nobles & husband Rev. Dee of Evans, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Sons, Donese Whiteside & David Whiteside
Grandson, Casey Whiteside

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

 


10/24/2010

Graveside services for Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson, age 71 of Center, will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Ms. Imo Jean Jackson is survived by:
Daughter: Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches
2 Grandchildren:
Allyson Clifton and fiance Josh A. Robinson of Austin
Ben Clifton of Nacogdoches
2 Sisters:
Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Eva Byars of Nacogdoches
Sister-in-law: Billie Wheeler of Center
Brother-in-laws:
Douglas Jackson and wife Marcell of Center
Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinity
Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville
Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville
Also a number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of Friends.

Ms. Jackson was preceded in death by:
Husband: Billy Joe Jackson
Son: Joe Jackson
Brother: Cecil Wheeler

Visitation will be held from12 noon until service time Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/23/2010

Jimmy Foster, 67, of Center, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

He was born February 28, 1943 to Arthur Horace Cottrell and Selma Lilly.

He is preceded in death by his Mother and Step Father, Selma and Grady Alvis Foster, Brother, Richard Alvis Foster and Sisters, Karen Reyna, Amie Diana Foster and Pamela Ann Foster.

He is survived by:
Sisters and Brother:
Janice Phillips-Poupard of Coppell
Michelle Reid & husband, Richard of Tyler
Phyllis Ragle & husband, Porter Van of Canton
Kenneth Glenn Foster & wife, Anne of Rowlett
Katherine Anderson & husband, Robert of Carrolton
Carolyn Rhymes & husband, Jackie of Shreveport
Nieces and Nephews:
Cindy Brunson, Rhonda Engman, Craig Phillips, Crystal Phillips-Wilds, Ryan Poupard
Justin Ragle, Clifton Ragle, Devan Ragle
Kathrin McDonald and Lisa Anderson 
Other Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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



10/22/2010

Funeral services for Selvia Bradshaw, 87, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Pastor Walter Futch and Dean Jones officiating. Graveside services will follow at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Bradshaw was born September 8, 1923, in Aiken, Shelby County, Texas, to the late Pirley A. (Hooper) and Flozell Roberts. She died Friday, October 22, 2010 in a Lufkin nursing facility.

Ms. Bradshaw was a retired warehouse supervisor for Brookshire Brothers after more than 20 years of service, and had lived in Lufkin since 1957. She was also a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Ms. Bradshaw was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She had a love of cooking, ironing and reading her Bible.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Gaulden of Lufkin; granddaughter, Tisha Morris of Louisville, Kentucky; three great grandchildren, Jori Jones, Kelsey Jones and Logan Morris; step grandchildren, Michael Gaulden, Andrew Gaulden, Amy Landis and husband Larry, and Chris Gaulden, all of Tomball; seven step-great grandchildren; special sisters and brothers, Elsie Ward, Laverne Ward, Faye Jones, and Jessie Lee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ms. Bradshaw was preceded in death by a special brother, Hershel Lee, and a special sister, Hazel Pinkson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Gaulden, Chris Gaulden, Amy Landis, Larry Landis, Joe Langford and A.W. Wright. Junior pallbearer will be Logan Morris. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class.

The family extends a special thank you to Faye and Dean Jones for the devoted love and care shown to Ms. Bradshaw.

Memorials may be made to the Jolly Seniors Sunday School Class at Trinity Baptist Church, 2909 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75901.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


10/21/2010

Henry Bailey, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 12, 1928 in Shelby County to James T. and Mamie (Permenter) Bailey.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James T. and Mamie Bailey.

He is survived by:
Wife:Elaine Bailey of Huxley
Sister:Christine Wood of Balch Springs
Niece:Carolyn Sipes 
Nephew:Craig Wood of Balch Springs

3 Sisters-in-law:
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches 
Imo Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches
Billie Wheeler of Center

Aunt:Rosie Permenter of Jackson, Mississippi
Numerous Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:Chuck Sechler, Sammy O’rear, Bert Furlow, Mack O’rear and Charles Wimberly

Honorary Pallbearers: Carroll Wilson, Clovis Furlow and Billy Jack Corbell

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery 11466 FM 2694 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or the charity of your choice.

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


Peggy Ballard, age 98 of Carthage, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Ballard will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park near Center with Dr. Charles Dodson and Rev. Steve Jackson officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ballard passed away on Thursday morning, October 21, 2010, in Carthage.


Lola Dee “Peggy” Stanley Ballard was born on January 24, 1912, in Panola County, Texas to John Edward Chesley Stanley and Martha Susan Mathias Stanley. She graduated from Marshall High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University, and earned a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Ballard married Richard Aaron Ballard on April 1, 1934, and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1989, after 55 years of marriage. She was a teacher for over 40 years, having taught at Center and Logansport. Mrs. Ballard moved to Carthage in 1989, from Center. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Carthage and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Stanley Ballard and all of her siblings.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her daughter, Nancy Mills and husband Chester of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Rebekah Ballard of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Richard Steven Mills and wife Tina of Carthage, Scott Lee Mills of Fairfield, and Morgan Ballard Starnes and husband Curtis of Granbury; and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff of Marian Place of Carthage for the loving care given to Mrs. Ballard over the past seven years.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or Marian Place, 1690 NE Loop 59, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


10/20/2010

Mamie Ruth Shofner, age 79, of San Augustine, Texas, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born October 16, 1931 in San Augustine to Ottis Taylor and Mamie Elizabeth Ware.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm til 8:00pm, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX. Grave side services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010 at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas with Bro. Alton Shaw officiating.

She is survived by:

Son: Walter "Herman" Shofner and wife Kerri of San Augustine

Granddaughter: Heather Nicole Smith and husband Justin of Marshall

Sisters-in-Law: Audrey Taylor of San Augustine, Catherine Thomas of Carrolton, Texas

She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Shofner.

Online condolences can be sent at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


10/19/2010

Mrs. Juanita Lee Stephens, 87, of San Augustine, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Juanita was born to Lou E. (Bowling) Hall and Fred Hall on August 26, 1923, in Dumas, Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of the Attoyac Baptist Church.

Her survivors include: Sons, V.W. Stephens III, and his wife, Cynthia of Stephenville; Fred L. Stephens and his wife, Lynn of Memphis, Tenn; Ken Stephens and his wife, Debbie of Huntington, Texas. Daughters, Pamela Evett and her husband, Rhonnie Joe of San Augustine of San Augustine; Penelope Stephens of San Augustine; Brother: Melvin Hall and his wife, Niska of Senatobia, Mississippi, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, V.W. Stephens

Memorial Services are being planned at a later date.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mr. Doy Lee Snelson, 61, of San Augustine County, passed away Monday, October 18, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Doy Lee was born on March 18, 1949, in Garrison, Texas, to Frances (Smith) Snelson and Casey Snelson. He was employed as a Brick Layer and he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Survived by Wife: Charlotte Snelson of San Augustine; Daughters: Nina Whittington of Biloxi, Miss., Sons: Jared Lott of Ponchatoula, La., and Doy Lee Snelson, Jr., of Houston; Grandchildren: Courtney Snelson, Jera Lakey, and Chase McClain; great-grandchildren: Sue Snelson and Blake McClain.

He was preceded in death by his son, Buddy McClain.

Memorial Services are being planned at later date.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


10/18/2010

Tommie Lea Alvis, 67, of Center, passed Monday, October 18, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. He was born December 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Elizabeth Mason Alvis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Sons:
John Alvis & wife Jennie of Shelbyville
James Alvis & wife Lori or Shelbyville
Jason Alvis & wife Lisa of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jennifer Jackson & husband Brian of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley, Ryan Alvis, Brianna Alvis, Brittany Payne, Whittany Payne, Wade Alvis, Mocager Alvis, Callie Alvis, Megan Stracener, Caleb Stracener, and Lexi Jackson

Brother, Robert Neil Alvis & & wife Phyliss of Pahrump, Nevada

Sisters:
Marsha Black & husband Lowel of Rancho Cordova, California
Marylee Evans & husband L.B. of Joaquin
Pat Roberts & husband Ed of Center
Karen Cannon & husband Jack of Carmichael, California

Special Friend, Donna Hill of Nacogdoches

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Son, Tommie Lea, Jr.
Daughter, Quinca Sioux

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


10/12/2010

Ruby Blanche Birdwell was born Oct. 23, 1923 in San Augustine, Texas, the daughter of Enlow and Florence (Hardy) Birdwell. She received her education in San Augustine and began living in Skagway in 1952. In 1964, she and her husband, Bill, began living in Alaska on a full-time basis.

The family lovingly wrote: "Ruby, Mamma, Mema, Habba, Miss Ruby or Mrs. Murphy: no matter what name people had for her, anyone who ever met Ruby Murphy never forgot her."

Her adventurous, industrious character was evident in her experience homesteading on the Kashwitna River in the mid to late 1960s. While her husband, Bill, worked in Anchorage during the week, Ruby lived on the homestead, shooing away the moose from her garden and chasing away the bears from her fish. After moving into their larger log home in 1973, Ruby and Bill welcomed literally hundreds of visitors; from family and friends to fellow Al-Can Highway travelers they met during their many trips "Outside", to scores of church missionaries working on church building projects in Alaska.

Ruby never forgot her life tussling with her eight brothers and sisters on the farm in San Augustine, Texas, during the Great Depression and although she was homesteading on a wild river in Alaska, she always referred to San Augustine as "down home".

A pioneering fixture in the Willow community during her 46 years in the area, her engaging personality, love for people and incredible energy endured to the very end. Ruby always showed determination and an independent spirit. The feisty redhead went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.

Survivors include her son, Dan Murphy of Willow; daughter, Cathy McBride of Bronson, Texas; grandsons, Jerry McBride of Tampa, Fla., Todd McBride of Niceville, Fla., Sean Murphy of Wasilla, Alaska, Stephen McBride of Colmesneil, Texas, and Tad Murphy of Arlington, Texas; great-grandchildren, Derek McBride, Trevor McBride, Catherine McBride, Courtney McBride, Gregory McBride, Peyton Murphy and Nolan Murphy. She is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Cason McBride and Cutter McBride; two brothers, Winfred Birdwell and Carlo Birdwell, both of San Augustine; and two sisters, Bertha Mae McMurray of San Augustine and MargeNell Hilderbrandt of Orange, Texas.

Her husband, William L. Murphy; her parents; sisters, Audrey Drawhorn, Mattie Lou Breaux; and brothers, Norman Birdwell and Kennon Birdwell have preceded her in death.

Friends may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Willow Building Fund, P.O. Box 148, Willow, AK 99688.


Billye Campbell Cather, 81, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1929 in Center to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell. Ms Cather was a member of the First Christian Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:000 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rick Worsham, John Davis, Joel Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Steve Campbell, Jerrod Campbell, Michael Campbell and Phillip Campbell. All of nephews will be Honorary Pallbearers.

She is survived by:

Children:
Deborah Wiggins
James Cather, III
Lynn Weaver & husband Jerry

Grandchildren:
Mindy Amburn & husband Billy Jack, Aubrey Cather, Joey Wilks, Jason Wiggins & wife Tammy, Tracie Hendon & Chris, Stacie Justice & husband David, Katie Shulfeldt & husband J.D., Abbie Weaver

Great Granson, Ethan Wiggins

Brothers:
John Campbell & wife Ginny, Coy Campbell, Glenn Campbell & wife Inez, Jerry Campbell & wife Melody, Ken Campbell & wife Molly

Sisters-in-Law:
Earline Campbell, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Theda Clarabut

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

Special Friend, Elizabeth Bergesen

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & LIzzie Mae Campbell
Husband, James H. Cather, Jr
Sister, Margie Campbell
Brothers, Curtis Campbell, E.C. Campbell, Jim Campbell, Otto Campbell, Buster Campbell, Maxie Campbell and Tommy Campbell
Brother-in-Law, E.F. "Kicks" Worsham
Sisters-in-Law, Irene Campbell and Faye Campbell

Memorials can be made in Ms Cather's name to Hospice in the Pines, 114 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904


10/11/2010

Christine Harrison Mancini, 96 of Arlington formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010.

Christine came into this world Christmas Day, 1913, the 3rd of 6 daughters born to Lillian (Laseter) Harrison and A. W. Harrison of Joaquin, Texas.

Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Pittman and husband, David of Orange, two daughters, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is now reunited with her husband, the Rev. John Mancini who preceded her in death in 1985.

Private graveside services will be held at a future date in Carverton, Pennsylvania. Mimi, you are very, very loved.

Our family wishes to thank Doris, Jessica, Joe, and Rev. Moon from Integrecare Hospice for their support and care.

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


Funeral Services for Mrs. Jeanette Carter, 64 of the Flatwoods Community of Panola County, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at The Galloway United Methodiat Church with Rev. Jody Hooper and Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Carter died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home in the Flatwoods.

Mrs. Vera Jeanette Reeves Carter was born September 20, 1946 in rural Panola County, Texas. She was the only child born to the marriage of James Edward and Vera Laverne Broadus Reeves. She was schooled in Joaquin, Logansport and completed Tenaha schools. Jeanette married Daniel Douglas Carter May 21, 1965 and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage. Mrs. Carter was a longtime member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She loved to sew, craft, deer hunt and fish above all else and spending time with her grandchildren. She is prececed in death by her step brothers, Alan Glen Hartley and Bill Yeary and her sister in God, Edythe Dockens.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Daniel Carter of the Flatwoods; step mothers, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena; son, Eddie Carter of the Flatwoods; daughter Wendy Atkerson of the Flatwoods; Grandchildren, Shelby Danielle Carter and Amber Christine Atkerson; step sisters, Diane Cothren of Pasadena and Sandra Yeary of Center; and her sister in God, Susan Golden of Joaquin. Serving as pallbearers will be, James Bond Broadus, Buddy Lee Powell, Pete May, Alan McDaniel, Tommy Hartley and Marvin Bruce “Junior” May.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


10/10/2010

Terrence Terril Moore, 22 of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Terrance Moore was born May 4, 1988 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Mary Moore. Services were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with Pastor David Mitchell officiating. Interment followed at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Raeven Moore; father, Clarence Moore; mother, Mary Moore, all of San Antonio, Texas; grandfather, Robert Moore of Center, Texas; grandfather, Oneal Jones of Garrison, Texas; grandmother, Anna Moore of Center, Texas and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Hamilton and great-grandmother, Dora Moore.

Pallbearers: Charles Hamilton, Curtis Hamilton, Mack Hamilton, Freddy Moore, Jarome Moore, and Alonzo Moore.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


10/07/2010

Mary Tarver Cellars, 84 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in San Augustine. She was born to Fenton Harvey and Neomi Warr Harvey on August 11, 1926 in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas. Officiating at service will be Bro. Don Lofton with interment at Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Ms Cellars is survived by:

Sons: Jerry Tarver and wife Sue of Lufkin; Lynn Tarver and wife Kim; Ray Tarver and wife Nickie all of San Augustine

Daughters: Carolyn Sowell and husband James; Janice Bryan and husband Gaylon all of San Augustine

19 Grandchildren
3 Step-grandchildren
28 great-grandchildren
3 great-great-grandchildren

Sisters: Betty Nerrens of Lufkin; Margie Emerson of Nacogdoches
Brothers: Junior Harvey of Lufkin; Bernice Harvey of Lufkin
Daughters-in-law: Bonnie Tarver of San Augustine; Pat Tarver of Lufkin

Preceded in death by husbands Tome Tarver, Troy Strickland, Sam Cellars; sons Jimmy, Richard and Darrell; stepsons Buddy and Burl; infant daughter Jeanette Tarver; stepdaughter Marie "Mohe" Griggs.

Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.

Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Effie Bernice Warr Adams, 81, of Center, passed Thursday, October 7, 2010 at her home. She was born July 16, 1929 to Edgar Hooker Warr and Nell Mae Bridwell Warr. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who loved being surrounded by her family. She was a devout Christian who taught Sunday school for over fifty years at White Rock Missionary Baptist and Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church. One of her favorite pastimes was writing poetry and stories about her family and memorizing scripture. Her notations in her Bible are a collection of beautiful memories that will be treasured.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Johnson, Rev. Bobby Warr and Rev. E.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Jerryl Adams & wife Phyllis of Center
Mike Adams & wife Cathy of Center
Steve Adams & wife Jean of Nacogdoches
Randy Adams & wife Jeanne of Center
Mark Adams of Center
Kip Adams & wife Tracy of Center

Daughters:
Wanda Noles & husband Freddy of Carthage
Jana Ivy & husband Randy of Nacogdoches
Dana Fountain & husband Bert of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Cecil & husband Randy of Center
Melinda Adams of Dallas
Jerryl Adams, Jr. and wife Jennifer Paige of Dallas
Tammy Davis & husband Keith of Center
Brandy Stamps & husband Kirk of Center
Shannon Choate & husband Larry of Center
Misty Bowlin and husband Doug of Nacogdoches
Susan Neel & husband Eric of Nacogdoches
Brandy Akin & husband Nolan of Carthage
Nicole Esquino & husband Victor of Dallas
Brent Ivy of Dallas
Kesli Ivy of Houston
Kelli Ivy of Arizona
Michael Adams of Mt. Enterprise
Nathan Dean Adams of Dallas
Cord Fountain of San Augustine
Hanna Fountain of Center
Crystal Adams of Virginia
Taylor Adams of Center

20 Great Grandchildren, 3 precious great grandchildren on the way, and 1 great great grandchild

Also Numerous nieces and nephews

Siblings:
Jane Cupit & husband Vernon of Nacogdoches
Royce Warr & wife Bonnie of Pineland
Dale Warr & wife Emily of San Augustine

Sister-in-Law, Inez Davis of West Lake, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.H. & Nell Warr
Husband, George Fane Adams
Son, George Dean Adams
Grandsons, Timothy Adams and Justin Adams
Sister, Sarah Marie Finn

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ms Adams' name, to the Mt. Herman MBC building fund, 670 CR 1190 Center, Texas 75935.

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

Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmie Bryon Rowe, 82 of Old Center, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rowe died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home in Old Center.


Mr. Jimmie Byron Rowe was born December 22, 1927 in Old Center, Texas to the marriage of Henry H. and Fanny Oates Rowe. He graduated from Tenaha High School and studied at Panola Junior College and Northwestern University of Shreveport. He served his country in the United States Army. Bryon later married Camille Walker on January 8, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana and celebrated 56 years and 8 months together. Mr. Rowe worked for BF Goodrich after moving to Shreveport and built his career as a business man working in automotive sales, real estate, and rental companies. In the early 1970’s, Mr. Rowe organized and produced an event at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport honoring Pappy Covington, the veteran country western music promoter, and launched the ArkLaTex Hayride.

After returning to Texas in 1986, Mr. Rowe became involved with community organizations, serving on the Cemetery Board of Old Center Baptist Church. He was the founder and president of the Old Center Water Supply, the community owned water company, providing water to the residents of Old Center. In his retirement, he continued to work in entrepreneurial efforts around the Carthage and Marshall area. His desire to serve the community, lead him to campaign for the office of Panola County Commissioner. 

Mr. Rowe was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004 and was cared for by his wife, Camille in their home until he passed away.

Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife, Camille Rowe of Old Center; daughters, Jeaneann Ferguson, Pam Galloway and husband Robert and Donna Thompson and husband Rob; grandchildren, Leighanna and Colin Cumbie, Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Matthew Thompson, Luke Thompson, Amy and Greg Ross; great grandchildren, Carter and Coleman Ross; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The Family requests that memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s association.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam Galloway, Andy Galloway, Luke Thompson, Matt Thompson, Greg Ross and Colin Cumbie.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


10/06/2010

Funeral services for Iris McCauley Shepherd, age 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 09, 2010, at First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Jean Farraro, Rev. Preston Vickrey, and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Shepherd passed away October 5, 2010, in Timpson.

Born June 29, 1923, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas, Iris McCauley Shepherd was the daughter of the late Druery McCauley and Thelma Lucille (Tyer) McCauley. In 1939, Iris married Clarence Oneal Shepherd, and they moved to Port Arthur, TX, and were blessed with 60 years of marriage until his death in January, 2000. While raising her family in Port Arthur, Iris was also active in the Methodist Church, the Texas Home Demonstration Club, and a knitting club. Iris sold cosmetics, was an avid shell collector, and a member of the American Begonia Society which named a begonia for her – the B. ‘Iris Shepherd’.

Survivors include her children: David Shepherd and wife Cathy of Kerrville, TX, Robert Shepherd of Durango, Colorado, Rebecca Kenton Judge and husband John of Dripping Springs, TX, and Dan Shepherd and wife Pam of Timpson; sister Helen Billingsley and husband David of Timpson; grandchildren: Sarah Key, Seth Kenton, Adam Kenton, Matthew Kenton, and Megan Shepherd; niece Suzanne Layman; and nephew Rodney Ferguson. Iris was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clarence Oneal Shepherd.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:-00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Timpson Ministerial Alliance Food Bank, P. O. Box 488, Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements


Graveside service for Mrs. Ola Mae Nichols O'Pry, 97, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Mike Harbor officiating.

Mrs. O'Pry died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on December 3, 1912, in Madisonville, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 8-6 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


10/05/2010

Wilma Jean Nelson, age 83, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Seabrook,Texas. She was born to E.E. Sharpton and Edrie Ethel (Brown) Sharpton in San Augustine County, Texas. She had lived in the Houston, Texas area since 1948. She graduated from San Augustine High School in the Class of 1944. She married Frank Duke Nelson in April of 1946. She was a longtime employee of K-Mart, and was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. C.R. Sharpton officiating and burial following in Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Her survivors include: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Linda Kay and her husband, Fred A. Huber, Sr. of Seabrook, Texas; her grandchildren: Fred Huber, Jr. Jason R. Blunt, Donnelle Smith and Susan Parish, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.E. and Edrie Ethel Sharpton; husband, Frank D. Nelson, brother, Bobby G. Sharpton.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, October 5, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Michael Parish, Jason Blunt, Fred Huber, Jr., Jimmy L. Sharpton, Michael Sharpton and Jared Vallejo.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Vernell Hughes Keller, 84, of San Augustine, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 5, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

Vernell was born to Martha (Griffith) Hughes and Manuel Hughes on June 22, 1926, in Damascus, Arkansas. She married Lee Roy Keller on August 7, 1943. She a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a loving friend to all of whom she had acquaintances. Vernell was a Pentecostal Preacher. She served as Assistant Pastor to the former Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of San Augustine, Audrey Robinson for over 25 years.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Bro. Michael Dickerson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday evening, October 7, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Grady Keller and his wife, Sherrie of Broaddus; Daughters and Son-in-law: Wanda Giffen and her husband, Rod Giffen of Haughton, Lousiana; Janice Miller of San Augustine; Son-in-Law: Durwood Hooper and his wife, Shirley Hooper of San Augustine. 6 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchilden, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by 3 nephews, 6 neices, a Sister-in-law: Irene Hughes, and a host of friends and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Keller, and a daughter, Martha Hooper.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hooper, Jared Miller, Cody Miller, Stacy Hooper, Brian Hooper and Clay Pickard

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Dora Gene Graham, 57, of Tyler, passed Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born November 30, 1952 in Terrell to William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Harry Lewis Graham of Tyler

Sons:
Robert Eddins, Jr. & wife Anita of Center
Kevin Eddins of Tyler

Daughters:
Michelle Rushing of Tyler
Matishia McDaniel of Tyler

Granddaughter, Ashley Gatlin of Center

Grandsons:
Ryan Eddins of Center
Joshua Eddins of Center

Great Grandson, Levi Ivey of Center

Sisters:
Linda Sue Wieland of Kaufman
Shirley Ann Morales & husband Victor of Alvin
Billie White of Zavalla
Betty Hill of Shepherd

Brothers:
Donnie Campbell & wife Cynthia of Shepherd
William Vernon Campbell, Jr. & wife Patricia of Kountze

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Special friends, Linda & Ricky Rodgers

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Vernon Campbell, Sr. and Bernice Porter Campbell

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


Marian Frances Booth, 74, of Joaquin, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at her home. She was born Match 30, 1936 in Socorro, New Mexico to Geoffrey & Rosella Essary. Mrs. Booth was a songwriter and poet and loved to quilt.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, October 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnnie W. Booth of Joaquin

Sons: 
Roderich Field of Georgia 
Frank Booth & wife Candie of Newton

Daughters:
Susan Field of San Antonio
Cherri Dodd & husband Roger of Colorado

GrandChildren:
Marie Schumacher, Clara Field, Robert Field, Heather Dodd, Shannon Booth and Justin Booth

Four Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Rosella Parker of San Antonio
Elsie Wilford of San Antonio

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


Willie Dee Dockens, 83, of Center, passed Monday, October 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born May 6, 1927 in Patroon to David Ney Elliot and Will Lee Windham Elliott. Ms. Dockens was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in CEnter. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Waton & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kris Dockens, Richard Jones, Kevin Dockens, Dwayne Dockens, Jimmy May and Luke Garrett.

She is survived by:

Son, Harold Dockens & wife Janet of Joaquin

Daughter, Margie Garrett & husband Randy of Joaquin

Fourteen Grandchildren

Twenty-Nine Great Grandchildren

Sister, Bernice Wilburn of San Augustine

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


10/04/2010

Willie Marland Lout, aged 70, of Metairie, Louisiana passed away October 1, 2010. He was the son of the late Willie and Vada Collins Lout of Center. He was a long time resident of Slidell and a native of Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2 pm at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, with Rev. Gary collins, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 12:00 pm until funeral time. Donations may be made to Canon Hospice, 1221 South Clearview Parkway 4, Jefferson, LA 71132 or Alzheimer's Foundation preferred in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by wife, Eloise Colmer Lout; son, Marland Lout and wife Linda; daughter, Robin Lout Strahn and husband Joey. Brother, David Lout of Denham Springs, LA and sister, Charlsie O'Neal of Biloxi, Mississippi. Also survived by 3 grandchildren: Nicholas Lout, Joel Strahan and Sydney Strahan.

Mr. Lout retired as a Department Store Manager, after 30 years for Beall-Ladymon. Upon his retirement from Beall's, he went to work as a Sales Representative for Langenberg and Bailey Hat Co. He was a school bus aid for St. Tammany Parish School Board for 5 years. He attended Panola College in Carthage, TX. Mr. Lout was a former President of the Slidell Chamber of Commerce and Slidell Rotary Club, also Recipient of the "Phil Harris Award", Charter member of the Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321 B.P.O.E., Krewe de la Boutte Dominique for 35 years serving as King and President in 1980-1981. Slidell Civil Service Board, and numberous other community services and charities. He was an avid Louisiana Sportsman.


10/03/2010

Russell Lynch, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away Friday afternoon, October 1, 2010, at his residence after a illness. He was born in San Augustine on March 26, 1921, to the late Charles and Betsy (Lewis) Lynch.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Augustine. He had worked all his life up until retirement as a pipeline welder, serving many times as a foreman on different jobs. He was a much loved husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lillian (Dean) Lynch of San Augustine; daughters Elizabth McCauley and husband Larry of San Augustine, Carlyon House of San Augustine; son Charles Henry Lynch and wife Velda of Opelousas, Louisiana; grandchildren Charlie & Tammy Lynch, Lori and Stewart Speyer, Crystal & Jeremy Ponder, Megan & Steve Tornburgh, Willie Sanders and Lendy Sanders; great-grandchildren Kayden, Katie, Amelia, AnnMarie, Myles and Nyah.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandson David Andrew Sanders, along with 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2010, 2:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the San Augustine Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Doris E. Roberts, 89, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed away early Saturday morning at Memorial Health System in San Augustine.

Doris was born on September 3, 1921, to Carrie (Hines) Baggett and Thomas Baggett in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a retired Registered Nurse, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Burl McBride III. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 12 Noon at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home until the Graveside Services.

Her survivors include: Nieces and Nephews: Larry Epps, Charlotte Ervin, Mike Baggett, Connie Carr, Coy Baggett, Wanda Allen and Jeanette Woods.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Roberts

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia, San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


10/01/2010

A funeral service for Robert Earl "Bob" Dean, 75, of Nacogdoches County, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with David Alders, Dale Morton, and Bro. Bailey Alders officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches.

Mr. Dean passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Dean was born July, 29, 1935, in a log cabin in Waterman, Texas, Shelby County, to the late L.D. and Velma Dean.

Robert owned and operated The Peanut Shack in University Mall for 26 years. He was also the owner of Peanut Shacks in Palestine and Marshall, Texas. Robert Earl was also a Pilgram’s Pride poultry farm owner and operator for over 35 years. He was retired from NIBCO Inc. after 31 years where he served as Personnel Director. Robert loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting and digging in his vegetable and flower gardens. He touched many lives with his sense of humor and caring ways, as was witnessed by the many friends who came to say so during his illness and declared he was “a good man.”

His family, wife, children, and grandchildren thought he was “the greatest.”

Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Janie Burch Dean; daughters, Jan Carnley and husband Kent, Karen Patterson and husband Mark, and (more than a daughter-in-law) Annie Dean, wife of the Dean’s beloved son, Greg, who preceded Mr. Dean in death, March 20, 2008. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Dean and Carolyn Patterson and husband Ellis and Annette Mueller.

He was the beloved “Pa Daddy” to his eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Jodi Penrod and husband Matt, Jaime Garcia and husband Steve, Jay Kent Carnley and wife Alyssa, Kaleb Carnley and wife Ashley, Kyle Carnley, Kali Carnley, John Kyle Carnley, Johnathan Patterson, Evie, Alex and Kate Dean; and great-grandchildren: Eathan, Colin, Kyla Segura and Kenna Penrod, Ashton Carnley, Tatym Carnley, Bella Carnley and Zander Garcia.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Dean’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will include Nolan Alders, Dell Waggoner, Elbert Roark, David Roark, Robert Holt, Robert Boucher, Nathan Alders, and his NIBCO co-workers.

Memorial donations may be offered to Regents Academy, 200 N.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or to the charity of your choice.

The Dean family would like to express appreciation to Dr. Richard Baker for his extraordinary care and to the nurses and aides at Memorial Hospital who became like family with their love and compassion.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


 

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09/30/2010

Infant Nathaniel Eric Hoelscher, 13 days, was born on Monday, September 13, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and entered into rest on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nathaniel was born to Tiffany Danielle Hoelshcer of San Augustine, and David Christopher Driver of San Augustine; Other survivors include: Grandparents, Raymond (Redman) and Stephanie Hoelcher of San Augustine; Cynthia Kilburn of Nacogdoches and Joe Walker of Nacogdoches; Great-Grandparents: Ruth and Marlin Wiederhold of Dimebox, Texas and Evelyn and Don Komar of Deanville, Texas; Aunts: Crystal Hoelscher, Cortiny Straub, and Ashley Straub; Uncles: Hunter Holeshcer, Tre Straub, Daniel and Jodi Morgan, William and Crystal Knowles and Josh and Dayna Driver, along with numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mary Katherine Dry, 79, of Tyler, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Tyler. She was born August 31, 1922 in Shelbyville to Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris. Ms. Dry was a member of the First Assembly of God in Center and also The Tyler Metro Church in Tyler. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for everyone. She was a Godly, precious woman, and loved everyone with all her heart.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Mitchell, Clayton Boyd, Cameron Boyd, Dustin Jerrett, Heath Jerrett and Kenneth Dry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dry, Jr., David Dry, Jr., Robbie Jeter, Todd Jeter and J.M.Boyd.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Dry & wife Betty of Apple Springs
Mike Dry & wife Linda of Palestine

Grandsons:
Charlie Mitchell of Carthage
Rodney Boyd & wife Kimberly of Chandler
James Teslar & wife Michelle of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Daughter-in-Law, Jane Dry of Center

Sister, Jacqueline Crawford of Lufkin

Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris
Daughters, Betty Dry Mitchell and Sandra Lynn Stringer
Son, David Donald Dry

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


Linda Johnson Lout, 60 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at her home. She was born April 20, 1950 in Duluth, Minnesota to Melvin Johnson and Betty Brisk Johnson. Mrs. Lout was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Husband, Al Lout of Center

Son, Darrin Lout & wife Annie of Center

Daughter, Tanya Lout of Center

Grandchildren:
Shawna Nicole Lout
Kylie Marie Zapp
Britteny Michonski
Shelby Michonski
Matthew Michonski

Brother, Rodney Johnson & wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Special Friends:
Bobby Jenkins and Carol Peterson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Melvin Johnson & Betty Brisk Johnson
Grandson, Dalton Lout

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


09/28/2010

Larry W. Folsom, 53, of Hockley, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born April 26, 1957 in Cleburne to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Son, Jeremy Daniel Folsom & wife Kecia of Houston

Grandson, Landon Folsom of Houston

Granddaughter, Avery Folsom of Houston

Mother, Vastine L. Folsom of Center

Brothers:
James D. Folsom of Center
Daniel H. Folsom, Jr. of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano
Mary Spindor of Forth Worth

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.

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


Billy Bob Stone,  76, of Nederland, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010.  He was born June 5, 1934 in Joaquin to R. A. and Mildred Stone. Mr. Stone was a member of First Baptist Church in Nederland.  He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wayne McEwen officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Richard Bevins, David Worsham, Stevie Smith, Glen Harrison and Jimmy Glen Coulter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bolton, Levis Worsham, Larry Smith, Charlie Mullins, Ray Perez and Ronnie Stone.
He is survived by:
Wife, Faye Stone of Nederland

Sons:
Mark Stone & wife Cindy of Joaquin
Bruce Stone & wife Deziree of Port Arthur

Grandchildren:
Nathan Stone of Joaquin
Erin Stone of Joaquin
Amanda Stone of Port Arthur
Bradley Stone of Port Arthur
Colton Stone of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by:
Parents, R. A. and Mildred Stone

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Odyssey Hospice of Beaumont.  
Memorials may be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund at 6976 US 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Waymon Earl Gardner, 55 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.

Funeral service for Mr. Waymon Earl Gardner will be at 11am Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church, Shelbyville, Tx. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8pm on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Hicks Chapel, Center, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter, Lisa Whaley (Roderick)

Brother, Dewey Gardner

Sisters: Dorothy Cartwright, Dorothy McCollister, Darlene Gardner, & Annie Gardner

Special friend and Caregiver: Mildred Faye Byndom

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 M.L.K. Drive, Center, Texas.


Edward F. Wagner Jr. better known as “Buzz” was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 21, 1944 and passed away September 28, 2010. He lived all of his life in East Texas; first in Appleby, then Nacogdoches, Timpson, and later retired from Nibco of Texas after forty-one and half years of service and moved to Garrison. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Timpson and loved his church family with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward F. Wagner and his mother, Kathryn Holmes Wagner. 
His surviving relatives: his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Doris; three step-sons, Douglas Wayne Milford, Terry Leon Milford, Randy Carroll Milford and wife Lisa; grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Jo Beth and Arlen Pietsch; Marianne and Joe Ladd; Nellave and Charles Dominey; and Dorothy and Ray Patterson.

Sister-in-law: Jo Fleming and special friend, Kearsten Clark.

Nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Buzz was a lifetime member of Milam Masonic Lodge # 2, where he was a Past Master. He was a member of Garrison Lodge # 670. He was also a member of Timpson Lodge # 437 and was a past Master; four times. He was District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District 15, of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas A.M. & F. M. in 1994. He was the Charter Worthy Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter # 1144, a Past Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter #396, and Garrison Eastern Star Chapter # 192. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking for his family. 
Buzz loved life, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved his friends and community, and he will be greatly missed by many. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Visitation: First Baptist Church-Timpson, Thursday 6- 8 p.m.
Church Service: First Baptist Church- Timpson, Friday 10:00 a.m. 
Burial at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

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


Ruth P. McKinney, age 90, was born August 12, 1920, in Noble, Louisiana, to the late John G. and Maggie (Barber) Pugh. She entered into rest at the residence of her son in Friendswood, Texas, on September 25. 2010. 
Mrs. Mckinney was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of South Houston and was a member of the Eastern Star Post #315, serving as Past Worthy Matron from 1974 - 1975. Her daily life exemplified her love for the Lord.

She worked as a civil servant as an Administrative Secretary at the VA Hospital in Houston from 1947 until 1982. She loved traveling and doing many things with the ladies in the Eastern Star post. She was able to go to the Holy Land on one of her trips and to Hawaii on another. Her jokes and antidotes will be remembered as much as her smile.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. McKinney and wife Trisha G. of Friendswood; granddaughters Candace Ra McKinney of Friendswood and Angela Jo Lynch of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren Victoria Jade McKinney, Tyler Nathaniel Lynch and Adam Ryland Lynch, all of Clear Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Mack McKinney and 2 brothers Williard Pugh and W.J. Pugh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1:00 P.M. graveside at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday morning beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband in Liberty Hill Cemetery.


Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker was born December 17, 1922, the 4th and youngest child of Allen & Fannie Coussons Pou. She Was born at home in the Ramah Community near Tenaha in Shelby County TX. She left this earth on September 27, 2010, at her home in the East Beauregard Community. She was 87 years old. Mildred married Gordon Wisenbaker in 1940. She moved to Beauregard Parish in 1950 and spent the rest of her life here. She lived for many years in Ragley and in 1983 moved to the East Beauregard area.

Mildred was a loyal and active member of Gillis Baptist Church before moving to the East Beauregard area. After moving, she became and active member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had many loving friends. She was a loyal wife, a devoted mother and a generous and loving friend. She loved working crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was a fabulous cook, could memorize a recipe after seeing or hearing it once and enjoyed above all, sharing food with her family and friends.

She was married for 56 years before the death of her husband in 1996. She is survived by her 4 children: Pat Lilly & husband Steve of Sugar Land, TX, Ken Wisenbaker & wife Maude of Dry Creek, LA, Virginia Hebert of Moss Bluff, LA and Chris Wisenbaker & wife Lynn of DeRidder, LA; 3 granddaughters Kathleen Randall & Ellen Mitchell of Sugar Land, TX and Shawn Allen of Lake Charles, LA; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Pou of Orange, TX, a sister and her best friend, Grace McLaughlin of The Woodlands, TX, she is also survivbed by one brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Pou, a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist CHurch in DeRidder, Louisiana

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rod Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana


09/27/2010

Mr. Elton Porter, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Goodwin and Bro. M.D. Lamon officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 16, 1921 in Shelby County to Cliff and Suegene (Hughes) Porter. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Cliff and Suegene Porter, 2 Sisters, Wylma Whiteside and Bertie Jeans and Grandson, Shane Porter.

He is survived by Wife: Doris Porter of Center

Daughter: Janice Porter of Center

3 Sons:
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of Center
Randy Porter of Austin
Mark Porter of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Stacia Hammers & husband, Jerry of Gary
James Greggory Barbe & wife Cristina of Dallas
Monica Zimmerman & husband, Scott of Houston
Justin Porter & wife, Carissa of Center
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center

Great Grandchildren:
T.J. Magness 
Henry Porter Barbe
Kalyn Gilchrist & Jacob Zimmerman
Zoie & Gage Porter

Pallbearers: James Greggory Barbe, Justin Porter, Matt Porter,
Jon Porter, Samuel Porter, T.J. Magness and Jacob Zimmerman

In Lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Building Fund, 524 FM 2026, Center, Texas 75935

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


James H. "Jack" Whitton, age 85, of Pineland, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

He was well known throughout Texas as a basketball coach and educator in the state's public school systems.

Coach Whitton was born Jan. 22, 1925, in San Augustine County, a son of the late Kirt Patrick Whitton and Eliza Hickman Whitton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. He and the former Ruth Jacks were married Aug. 20, 1955.

His early career was with small rural schools of Sabine County and in the 1950s he moved to Huntington where he took the reins of Huntington High School's Red Devils, making several trips to the state tournament in Austin and bringing home the championship. Upon leaving Huntington he moved to Seminole, Texas, for another succesful tenure coaching.

In 1961 when the Pineland and Bronson schools consolidated to form West Sabine High School, he returned to East Texas to serve as the first coach of the West Sabine Tigers. Success for the Tigers was immediate with an outstanding season and a trip to the state tournament. Though the Tigers didn't capture the championship the first year, they returned the next year and won the state champhionship. Years to come found the Tigers to be a team to be reckoned with by teams from much larger schools, including Houston area teams. Coach Whitton and the Tigers continued making trips to the state tourney and brought home champhionships throughout the 1960s.

After several years leading the West Sabine athletics, Whitton stepped up in 1969 to serve as principal of West Sabine High School. He continued to serve in this position and earning the respect of students, parents, colleagues, and the community until his retirement in 1985.

Following retirement, he had a brief stint as interim coach for Shelbyville High School.

Education, students, and youth were an important part of Coach Whitton's life. Also in retirement he served several years on the board of trustees for West Sabine Independent School District, including a tenure as president of the board. Community service was also important to Mr. Whitton, he served five years as a board member for Sabine County Hospital District, 1983-1988. He was an active member of Pineland Service Club which suports many community and school projects.

Returning to Sabine County when joining the W.S. faculty, Jack and Ruth made their home in the Centerview community near Pineland and reared their family there. Ruth helped guide many students as well, as a first grade teacher at West Sabine several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Whitton Jacks, on July 21, 2001, as well as his daughter, Rena RaNell "Ra" Whitton Rogers, and granddaughter, Jacy Ra, on May 30, 1991.

Jack was the last surviving child of the K.P. Whitton family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Benton, Charlie, and K.P. Jr.; and sisters, Yvonne Kingsley, Duetta Ogden, Zera Gary, Lena Smith, and Armatha Lane.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim D. and Sheila Whitton and Jon A. and Natalie Whitton, all of the Centerview community; five grandchildren, Rachel, Josh, Rebecca, Robyn, and Ragan; six great-grandchldren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Starr Funeral Home chapel in Hemphill. Interment will follow at the Whitton Family Cemetery in the Centerview community, Pineland.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Starr Funeral Home, 511 Starr Street in Hemphill, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.starrfuneralhome.com.


Bennie Hooper,  79, of Center, passed Sunday,September 26, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born October 24, 1930 in Panola County, Texas to Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Ephesus Bapist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 and 7:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson& Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Re. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mr.Hooper's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife, Billie Hooper of Center
Sons:
Ray Hooper & wife Rachel of Universal City
Michael Hooper & wife Teresa of Longview
Steve McQueen & wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise
Daughters:
Beth Golder & husband Douglas of Elysian Fields
Treva Jo Humphries & husband Mike of Golden
Cindy Alfred & husband Steve of Shreveport
Shelia Bozeman & husband Ricky of Carthage
Brenda McQueen Perez of Center
Sister, Vesta Bozeman of Center
Special Aunt, Dorothy Denton of Center
Twenty One Grandchildren and Twenty Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper
Son, Jody Hooper
Sisters, Ruby Johnson & her husband John and Carrie "T-bo" Cameron & her husband T.J.
Brother-in-Law, George LAVone Bozeman
Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Mr. & Mrs. A.E. "Buddy" Wagstaff

Memorials can be made to Ephesus Baptist Church, 10752 Hwy 87 South, Center, Texas 75935.


Shone Thomas Whitton, age 18, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born July 10, 1992 in Center, Texas to Kevin and Tammy Whitton.  Shone was a college student at TSTE in Marshall majoring as diesel engine mechanic.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Don Windham officiating, interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents: Kevin and Tammy Whitton of Center

Sister: Destiny Whitton of Center

Grandmothers:  Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin, Sylvia Owens of Cushing, Teresa Hailey of Lufkin

Great Grandmothers:  Lexa Whitton of Timpson, Essie Soape of Aiken

Aunt:  Pam Whitton of Joaquin

Uncles:  Gary Whitton and wife Brittany of Joaquin, Kenneth Whitton and wife Lauren of Conroe, Kenneth Redmon and wife Michellle of Center, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, KS, Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Aiken, Mike McSwain of Center

Special Cousins:  Brant Redmon of Center

Special Friend:  Justin Williams of Shelbyville

Girlfriend:  Stefanie Bell of Martinsville

Proceded in death by:  Grandfathers:  Roger Dale Whitton and Jerry Davis, Great Grandfather: T.J. Whitton, Aunt:  Carla McSwain.

Visitation will be held from 12 Noon - 8:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/24/2010

Welton Eugene Yarbrough, Sr. 72, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born May 5, 1938 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Yarbrough of Shelbyville

Daughter, Sara Kincel of Bronson

Son, Welton Yarbrough, Jr. & wife Tina of Apple Springs

Four Grandchildren:
Kristi Patina & husband Jimmy
Trey McElahney
Lee Kincel
Brook Kincel

One Great Grandchild:
Moses Patina

Also a number of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, a host of friends and Suzy his dog.

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


09/23/2010

Mayme Alice Bogard Watson, of Timpson, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Nacogdoches at the age of 95 years. She was born October 30, 1914 in Timpson, Texas. Mayme’s parents were John Cornelius Bogard and Alice Neuville Bogard, both of whom descend from early Shelby County families. After her graduation from Timpson High School, she attended college in Commerce before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1935. There she met her future husband, Orlan L. Watson. Mayme and Orlan married in 1938 and eventually settled in Baytown, Texas, where she taught first grade for 30 years and Orlan worked as a chemist. Upon retirement they moved to Timpson.

Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers: James Thompson Bogard, John C. Bogard, Jr. and Neuville Bogard, and sisters: Elizabeth Bogard Davis, Frances Bogard Garrett and Addie Belle Bogard May. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is particularly grateful for the steadfast and loving care provided to Mayme by her caregivers including Donna Woolf, Janis Ridgway, Pat Bowden, Frankie Newcomer, and Brooksie Bearden and a special friend and neighbor, Wilma Wheaton. They would like to thank Dr. B. H. Henderson and Dr. Richard Baker for their faithful and skillful services through the years.

The Rev. Rick Anderson will conduct Mayme’s funeral service at First Methodist Church in Timpson, Texas on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11 o’clock. The family will receive friends Monday morning at the church from 10 o’clock until the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial to the First Methodist Church or your favorite charity may be made.

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


Nira Ivada Hite, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born October 17, 1920 in Shelbyville to John Allen Sample and Sally Latham Sample. Ms Hite was a member of McCelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Host, Jeff Host, Maurice Tipton, Bobby Host, Kurt Minnick and Ted Nordin.

She is survived by:

Granddaughters:
Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston
Michelle Minnick & husband Kurt of Houston

Grandson, Maurice Tipton & wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Allie R. Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-Law:
Harlan F Adams of Center
O.F. "Butch" Adams of Shelbyville
James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 74 years, Dewitt Hite
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton
Son-in-Law, Bobby Tipton
Grandaughter, Lisa Marie Houchens
Grandson, Richard Tipton
Two sisters and four Brothers

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


Helen Rixie Campbell Goodwin, 97, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Lufkin, Texas.

Helen was born to Emma (Sones) Campbell and John Henry Campbell on August 11, 1913, in McNeil, Mississipi. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Graveside Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Sones Chapel Cemetery in McNeil, Mississippi.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Dr. W.H. Goodwin and Frankie of San Augustine; Sister: Ruth Campbell of San Augustine; Grandchildren: John Mark Goodwin, Eric Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Jodie Goodwin Evans, Jackie Goodwin, and Kristen Goodwin and 3 Great-Grandchildren; Daughters-in-Law: Johnnie Faye Goodwin of Baton Rouge, La. and Virgina Goodwin of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Goodwin; Sons: Dr. John W. Goodwin and Charles B. Goodwin.

There will visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, up until time of funeral service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Bobbie Jean Blount Boykins, 68, of Center died September 19, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:00 am at the East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, Shelbyville, TX. Services will be held by Rev. Curtis Archie of the East Liberty Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Kenneth James of Austin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Victor LaBouve, Booker LaBouve, Jerome Moore, Bernon Blount, Marcus Williams, Derrick Williams, Marcus Allen, Dedrick Brooks.

Bobbie, affectionately known as “Weedie”, was born November 14, 1941, in Center, Texas to John and Amanda Randle Blount. She was educated and reared in the East Liberty Community. She was a 1961 graduate of the East Liberty High School. She remained close with her classmates. She accepted Christ at an early age and continued as a member of the East Liberty Baptist Church. Son,Ronald, believed that Romans 5:3 “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,” detailed mom’s life.

Bobbie met and married Jim C. “Pudden” Boykins on October 23, 1969. To this union, two children were born, Ronald and Rashaka. She embraced marriage and motherhood to the fullest. She was no doubt one remarkable woman. “Mom taught us early in childhood that things were done her way. She wanted us to be respectful and educated. She gave my brother and me everything that she had to give,” son, Rashaka. She spent a lifetime preparing daily for her family. She embraced life in her own way and own her own terms. “She was in control until the very end,” Sister Alice Blount.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, J. C. Boykins of Center and her sons, Ronald Boykins & wife Veronica of Lavergne, TN and Rashaka Boykins of Austin, TX, and stepson, Joe Boykins & wife Edna of Shelbyville, granddaughter, Audashalon Boykins, grandson, Ronald Boykins II, her sisters Mary Suell & husband L.B. of Center, Wilda Gardner & husband Lucky of Center, Verna Williams of Houston, and Alice Blount of Houston along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She encountered several “special friends” in her life Melba Gann of Center and La Verne Bolton Daniel of Los Angeles, CA.

Special thanks from the Boykins family to the Taylor, Hughes, Miller, Powell, Warren, Harbison, Jones, Smith, and McSwain families.

Visitation will be held from 1:00pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/21/2010

Marie Johnson, 88, of Kilgore, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at The Willows Nursing Home in Kilgore. She was born December 26, 1921 in Panola County, Texas to Evert Dyson and Mable Ritter Dyson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by:
Husband, Herman Johnson of Kilgore
Daughters:
Donnith Helton & husband David of Bossier City, Louisiana
Brenda Haley & husband Bobby of Haughton, Louisiana
Sons:
Larry Cochran & wife Carolyn of Pearland
Herman Johnson, Jr. & wife Linda of Kilgore
Nine Grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Sister, Novis Hitt of Houston
Brother, Bertie Koonce of Timpson
Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mable Hardin
Father, Evert Dyson
Daughter, Joan Collins
Son-in-Law, David Collins
Grandson, Ashley Collins
Sister, Peggy Funderburke


Walter M. Warren, Jr. 84, of Center, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Joel McMahon officiaitng. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 6, 1925 in Shelby County to Walter Marvin Warren Sr. and Marguerite Jane (Crawford) Warren. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin & he was a member of the Center Noons Lions club. He was also an electrician in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Walter Marvin Warren, Sr. and Marquerite Jane (Crawford) Warren, Sister, Martha (Warren) O’Rear, Niece, Marsha Watson and 
Nephew, S.B. McSwain.

He is survived by:
Great Niece:
Tisha Watson of Center
Great Nephew:
Sean McSwain of Hong Knog

In Lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 or https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/.

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


09/20/2010

Johnny Alexander Sims, 39, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 5, 1971 in Center to Danny Lynn Sims and Celina Danley Sims.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Devlon Tarver, Cody Mabus, Robert Bailey, Glenn McVay, Trae Rushing, Richard Stinson, Randy Jordan and Earon Bailey.

He is survived by:
Mother, Celina Danley Sims of Center
Father, Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Brother, Clay Sims of Center
Sister, Kim Sims Barbee of Center
Aunts:
Virginia Danley of Center
Joyce Danley of Center
Uncle, Earnest Danley & wife Mary of Channelview
Nieces:
Laci Sims and Lauren Sims
Nephew:
Colton Sims and Cole Barbee
Also numerous cousins and other relatives
Special to Johnny’s heart, Penny Franklin of Nacogdoches and the girls, Amber, Jennifer, Madison and Hayley
Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.V. & Helen Danley, and Travis & Odell Sims


09/17/2010

Billie Faye Wiggins, 76 of Gallow Community of Panola County, Texas, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Billie Faye Wiggins was born June 21, 1934 in Shelby County, Texas to the marriage of Ellis and Viola Coyle Sholar. She attended Shelby County schools and Paxton schools. Mrs. Wiggins married Sidney Roger Wiggins on March 22, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. Billie was a proud life long member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ollis Sholar, sister, Lois Powdrill and grandson, Bradley Hall Wiggins.

The family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage, Texas with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Merrel McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Husband: Sidney Roger Wiggins of Galloway
Sons: Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary
Rickey Wiggins and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Daughter: Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport, LA
Brother: James E. “Top” Sholar and wife Wanda of Peddle, MS
Sister: Jean Reeves and husband Alzie of Galloway
Sister-in-law: Ethel Munn of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Miranda Wiggins of Logansport, Phillip Wiggins of Nacogdoches, Amy Durham and husband Harold of Logansport, Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport, Cierra Stephens of Logansport, Katlyn Stephens of Logansport
One Great Grandson: Eli Fields
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

The family request memorials be made to the Shriners or the American Cancer Society.

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Barbara J. Yates, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Center. She was born April 26, 1946 in Center to Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton. Mrs. Yates was a 29 year associate for Wal-Mart and had most recently been a Customer Service Manager. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm t 8:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:
Husband: Carroll Yates of Center
Sons: Michael Yates and wife Lupe of Nacogdoches; Jason Yates and wife Tina of Tyler
Grandchildren: John Laird and wife Sarah of Austin, Joni Laird of Nacogdoches, Kris Delarosa of Tyler, Benjamin Carroll Yates of Tyler
Sisters: Elaine Bradshaw of Center, Mary Layton and husband Richard of Joaquin
Special Aunt: Yvonne Henry of Huxley
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Special Friend, Linda Collins of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by: parents, Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com


09/15/2010

Frances Clark, 80, of the Neuville Community, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 26, 1929 to Luther and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther & Evie Lena Wright, Husband, Bro. Henry J. Clark, Son, Rodney Ray Clark, Brothers and Sisters, Clark Wright, Norma Bass, Scotty Wright, Bruce Wright, Verline Barlow and Nell Williams.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Ronald J. and Norma J. Clark of Center

4 Grandchildren:
Ronald B. Clark & wife Kelli of Pasadena
Tiffany Gatlin & husband, William of Conroe
Catherine Renee Clark of Center
Sharon McIntosh & husband, Brian of Kansas City, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Ingersoll, Ashley Clark, Bobbie Roe, Erick Roe , Emily Grace Clark, Caleb McIntosh,Sean Gatlin.

Sister & Brother-in-law: Millie & Oren Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Orange

Brother-in-law: Brian Williams of Center

Uncle: Fred Askew of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Don Wright, David Wright, David Clark, Jimmy Clark, Al Barlow and John Ballard

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


Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Hammett Graves, age 81, of the Old Center Community in Panola County, Texas, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Old Center Cemetery with Rev. James Bradley officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha prior to the graveside service. Mrs. Graves passed away on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Mary Frances Hammett Graves was born on February 3, 1929, in Shreveport to Eldred and Mary Frances Gill Hammett. She graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mrs. Graves married June Iris Graves on January 18, 1947, in Marshall, Texas and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1997. She and Mr. Graves moved to the Old Center Community in 1962, from Deer Park, Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha where she served as the pianist for many years, was a member of the adult Sunday school class, and served on the administrative board. Mrs. Graves also played the piano at Old Center Baptist Church for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eldred Lynn Smith and Virginia Reichhardt; and one granddaughter, Amanda Fleming.

Mrs. Graves is survived by three daughters, Gail Fleming and husband David of the Woods Community, Susan Colman and husband David of Magnolia, and Patti Ballard and husband Bob of Old Center; two sisters-in-law, Jimmie Boland of Old Center and Lynda Schrank of Lufkin; four grandchildren, Regina Reese and husband Mike of Conroe, Brad Koonce and wife Michelle of Garrison, Trey Fleming and wife Amanda of the Woods Community, and J.D. Colman of Magnolia; nine great-grandchildren, Kelby, Keve, Kloe, Chance, and Morgan Koonce, Emily, Brandon, and Christopher Reese, and Rylee Fleming.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Men of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha and Ray Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha, POB 258, Tenaha, TX 75974.

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


09/14/2010

Hazel Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1931 in Shelby County to Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans. Ms. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Brenda Acuna and husband Larry of Center
Sherry Nettles and husband David of Center

Brother, Billy Jeans and wife Laverne of Center

Grandchildren:
Tabitha Cooper and husband Vic of Huxley
Robert Tomlin of Henderson
Kevin Acuna of Center
Nichole Nettles and fiancé Mike Madison of Dallas
Jessica Nettles of Chireno
Jeremy Nettles of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Whitnee and Marissa Tomlin of Center
Britni, Cole and Cade Cooper of Huxley
Trinity Crocker of Chireno

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Nolan Jones
Parents, Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans
Brother, Hollis Jeans
Sister-in-Law, Jo Jeans

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


09/13/2010

Rev. Luster Melton, 99, of Center formerly of the Lone Cedar Community, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Lenard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 13, 1911 to Hiram B. and Mary Virginia (May) Melton. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Previously, he was a minister at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Hiram and Mary Melton, Wife, Tommie Melton, Brother, J.H. Melton and 2 Sisters, Lottie Swan & Lillie O’ Rear.

He is survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center

Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steve of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Shelli of Minden, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife, Melanie
Alan Farmer 
Ryan Melton & wife Joyce
Kyle Melton 
Andrew Rushing

Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer

Sister-in-law:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

Pallbearers:
Weldon English, Wayne Swan, Clifford Hamilton,
John Paul Lawson, Tommy Gray and Phil Worsham

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


09/09/2010

Tommye J. Grubbs, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 15, 1929 to Paul and Nina Mae (King) Duke. She graduated from Center High School in 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center where she was a member of the Martha Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Paul and Nina Duke and Husband, Richard Grubbs, Sr.

She is survived:
Husband: Charles “Chuck” Kreisel of Center

7 Children: Gary Grubbs of Center, Kelly Grubbs of Center, Paul Grubbs of Center, Richard Grubbs, Jr. & wife, Bobbie Ann of Center, Joy Austin & husband, James of Pasadena, Fred Grubbs of Center, Tammy Malek & husband, Cliff of Pasadena.

16 Grandchildren:
Michael Grubbs, Lou Chance, Allison Price, Amy Grubbs, Valerie Grubbs, Gina Seymour, Tina Amburn, Sandi Shahan, Tiffany Radney, Joshua Thigpen, Angela Austin, Amanda Dailey, Danielle Malek, Kent Seiver, Elizabeth “Lizze” Malek and Isaiah Grubbs

15 Great Grandchildren

Special Relatives & Friends: 
Pat Grubbs of Chandler, Arizona
Gi Gi Rodriguez of Euless
Fay Smith of Bronson
Mary Lou Adams of Center
Clara Bell Duke
Dorothy Swor of Huntington
Wilma Battle of Nacogdoches 
Virgil & Ruth Ann Duke
Cindy McKantz

Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Grubbs, Kelly Grubbs, Paul Grubbs,
Richard Grubbs, Jr., Fred Grubbs and Cliff Malek

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


09/08/2010

Elwood Kay, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born January 10, 1922 in Shelby County to Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay. Mr. Kay was a member of Toledo Bend Missionary Baptist Church and worked for the US Forest Service from 1951-1978. He also served in the Navy from 1942-1946 on the USS Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margaret Kay of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Sherrie Bowers & husband Bill of Rodessa, Louisiana
Deborah Morgan of Shawnee, Oklahoma
Kim Kay of Longview

Grandchildren: 
Brandon Fort of Shreveport, Louisiana
Michelle Greer & husband James of Keithville, Louisiana
Kilie Mason & husband Ryan of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Codie Buchheit & husband Matt of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Jesse, Aaron, Nikki, Keegan, Danielle, Caleb, and Rex

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay
Brothers, Fred Kay, Russell Kay and Atwood Kay
Sister, Katherine Bailey

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


Katie Marie Dean, 22, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. She was born October 20, 1987 in Nacogdoches to Sheldon Gene Folsom and Penny DeFrates Folsom. Katie was a mother and homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chant Clark, Chad Taylor, Nathan Hathorn, Wayne Folsom, Wayne Taylor, Jr., Cody Folsom, and Colin Clark.

She is survived by:

Husband, Michael Dean of Center
Daughter, Georgie Grace Dean of Center
Mother, Penny Folsom of Center
Father, Gene Folsom of Center

Brother, David Rohrenback & wife Kenna of Kansas

Sisters: Jenifer Williams & husband Sterlin of Center
Misty Johnston of Baytown

Grandmother, Laverne Folsom of Center

Father-in-Law, Randy Dean of Huxley

Grandfather-in-Law, Bib Dean & wife Loretta of Shelbyville

Special Fathers-in-Law:
Blain Clark of Center
Wayne Taylor of Joaquin

Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law:
Wayne Taylor, Jr. & wife Chasity of Joaquin
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Joaquin
Chad Taylor & wife April of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Special Friend, Tena Moragas of Center

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


09/07/2010

Rickie David Wigington, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at his home. He was born January 18, 1955 in Texas City to Lester and Oleta Wigington.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lonnie Belrose officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pam Wigington of Center

Sons:
Johni Wigington & wife Stacy of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Jim Wigington of California
Jason Wigington & wife Gina “Bean” of California

Grandchildren:
Jacob, Cami, Darbi, Hailey, jess, Kate & Hunter

Sisters:
Shelby Walters
Regina Tipps
Ava Milby & husband Gary
Brenda Caldera & husband Donnie

Also many nieces, nephews who loved him deeply

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lester & Oleta Wigington
Brothers, Larry Wigington & Jerry Wigington
Sisters, Kay Powers, Carolyn Cook and Judy Little

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


Mr. Artis Codell Britton died Monday, September 6, 2010. Mr. Britton was born December 27, 1921 in Texas to the marriage of John Offie and Vinnie Falwell Britton. Mr. Britton married Quida Faye Davis February 21, 1942 and celebrated 58 years together before she preceded him in death April 1, 2000. Cordell later served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on February 28, 1945 by destroying the enemy gun crew with a hand grenade. Sgt. Britton’s devotion and duty enabled his squad to resume its advance and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. After the war, Cordell worked for Trail-Mo-Bill for 27 years and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always had a smile on his face for everyone. Mr. Britton was a long time member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Realous Britton, Leander Cleveland Britton, Elvin Turner Britton and Leonard Britton; sisters, Zeravell Keith, Beatrice Atkerson and Eloise Nix.

Survivors: Son: Lindy Cordell Britton and wife Linda of Longbranch
Daughter: Betty Lou Britton Atkerson and husband Roger of Longbranch
Grandchildren: Brandi Lynne Britton Reed
Kimberly Ann Atkerson Brady
Timothy Lynn Atkerson
Mark Allen Atkerson
Great Grandchildren:
Baylor Joe Reed, Baylee Kay Reed, Scott Thomas Brady, Amber Christine Atkerson, Madeline Ann Atkerson 
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Pat Jones, Jerry Davis, Dean Jones, Troy Davis, Bobby Reed and Joe Dean Britton
Honorary Pallbearers: O.J. Britton
The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to: Clayton Fire Department

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


09/06/2010

Mary Jane Harvey Coody, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born October 23, 1954 in Beckville to Jim Bob Harvey and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey. Ms. Coody was a loving mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Williams, Ronnie Bright, Danny Harvey, John Weir, Chris Hunsley and Steven Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Day’rien Williams, Randy Simmons, Bobby Joe Harvey and Kenny Bright.

She is survived by:

Son, Michael Wayne Harvey of Center

Daughters;
Jamie Lynn Tarver of Center
Melissa Ann Chevalier of Jacksonville, Florida
Angela Lynn Hughes of Center
Susan Rene’ Hughes of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Okemia Harvey, Michael “MJ” Harvey, Brianna Chevalier, William Skinner, David Skinner, Elizabeth Jordan,
Jason Jordan Jr., Kathleen “Taylor” Hughes, David Hughes Jr., Diana Valencia, Cristian Valencia, Adrianna Taylor,
Darian Hughes, Daleya Hughes, Odonteis “Quary” Green Jr.

Brothers;
Jay Carl Harvey of Center
Everett Earl Harvey of Amarillo
Bob “Bobby” Harvey of Center

Sisters;
Joann Jordan of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Way Weir of Wells
Linda Ruth Harvey of Center
Sherry Martin of Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Bob and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey
Husband, Ben Edward Coody
Son, Baby Boy Livingston
Sisters; Billie Ruth Forrest, Jo Dale Harvey and Alice Faye Wingate
Nephews; Jonathon Forrest, Michael “Scooter” Wingate and Derrick Pina
Nieces; Wendy Nicole Harvey and Hope Harvey

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


Wayland E. Taylor, Jr., 63, of Center passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service for Mr. Wayland Taylor will be held on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00pm at Holiday Nursing Center.

He was born March 14, 1947 in Monroe, LA to Wayland E. Taylor, Sr. and Erma Williams Taylor.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary E. Taylor of Center
Sisters:
Erma Scarborough of Springdale, Ark
Elaine Morris of Porter
Brother: Orville Taylor of Porter
Lester Taylor of Houston
Brother-in-law:
W.A. Cockrell of Copperas Cove, Texas

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


Lena Maurine Gibbs, 96 of DeBerry, Texas passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home in DeBerry. Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment will follow at DeBerry Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Monday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family request memorials be made to DeBerry Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Hardee, P.O. Box 251, DeBerry, Texas 75639 or Heartsway Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

 


Mrs. Lena Maurine Gibbs was born October 16, 1913 in Center, Shelby County, Texas to Ernest and Pearl Mull Wicker. Mrs. Gibbs attended Shelby County schools. She met and later married Pete Gibbs on June 6, 1931 in Logansport, LA and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1980. A homemaker, Mrs. Gibbs enjoyed quilting and playing 42 with her church family. She was a devoted longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Eugene Wicker; son, Arthur Gibbs, grandson, Johnny Ray Hardee and son-in-law; Ray Hardee.

Survivors include:
Sons: Jimmy Robert Gibbs, Sr of DeBerry
Basel Gibbs and wife Doris of Deadwood
Daughter: Dorothy Hardee of DeBerry
Daughter-in-law: Margie Gibbs of DeBerry
11 Grandchildren
Numerous great Grandchildren
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Steve LeGrand, Doug Lawhorne, David Futrell, Paul Gibbs, Jr., Winston Horton, Troy Davis and Jimmy Gibbs, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Cliff Yount and Floyd Jeffress

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/05/2010

Ozroe Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Pleasant Springs Health Care Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 2, 1918 to Jess O. and IT (Williams) Bush. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served in the US Army during WWII. He served as the Shelby County Judge from 1951-1954 and was the Shelby County Treasurer from 1947-1951. Ozroe was also a poultry farmer in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jess and IT Bush, Sister, Thelma Langley and Brother, Ray Bush.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Juanita Bush of Center
2 Daughters: 
Carolyn Golden of Center
Connie Stewart & husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant
Grandchildren:
Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, OK
DeAnn Jonte’ & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Golden of San Antonio
Ty Abston & wife, Anne of Mt. Pleasant
Great Grandchildren:
Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, OK
Taylor Anne & Tanner Abston of Mt. Pleasant
Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, KY
Sister: 
Fay McSwain Allen of Center
Brother-in-law:
Henry D. Franks of Jacinto City, Texas
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
J.D. Franks, Kerry Franks, Clay Thompson, Chris Deininger, Jay Jonte’
Pat Franks, Ray Jackson and Matt Perkins

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


09/03/2010

Ronald Ballard, 64 of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010 in Longview, Texas. Services were held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 5, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Interment followed at Old Center Cemetery.

Mr. Ronald Dwayne Ballard was born February 2, 1946 in the Old Center Community to the marriage of Lecester and Billie Ruth Graves Ballard. One of three boys, Ronald attended Carthage schools and graduated with the class of 1964. He married Sandra Kay Crawford July 25, 1970 and they celebrated 40 years together. Mr. Ballard devoted 15 years to Carthage High School where he was the Agriculture and DECA teacher. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing and was also interested in forestry and timber. Mr. Ballard was a proud member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Survivors include: 
Loving wife: Sandra Ballard of Tenaha
Son: Gregory Ballard of Boston, MA
Daughter: Heather Chiniara and husband A.J. of Frisco
Brothers: Lanny Ware and wife Sherry of Old Center
Larry Ware of Flint
Grandchildren: Savannah and Chloe Chiniara of Frisco
Other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Deacons of First Baptist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


09/02/2010

Funeral services for Sandra Jean (Anderson) Goodrum will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 04, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Goodrum passed away Thursday, September 02, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born November 24, 1943, in Houston, TX, Sandra Goodrum was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lillian (York) Anderson. Sandra married Luther Goodrum, and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son Rick Goodrum and wife Tera of Highlands, TX, and 4 grandchildren: Amanda Goodrum of Crosby, TX, and Travis, Tyler, and Ryan Goodrum, all of Highlands, TX. In addition to her parents and husband Luther Goodrum, Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Bobby Anderson.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 03, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


A Homegoing Celebration in Honor of the Life of Sister Georgia B. Brown will take place on Saturday September 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Iron Whell Baptist Church with Rev. James A. Ervin Serving at the Eulogist. Burial will take place in the Westview Cemetery in Center, TX. Mrs. Brown was born on August 23, 1938. On September 1, 2010 Mrs. Brown passed away. She was employed for numerous years with the Nacogdoches ISD. Sister Brown is survived by her husband L.B. Brown of Nacogdoches, TX; 7 Children, Mable A. (Ricky) Lane, Roy Denard (Jackie) Casey, David Renard Casey (Lona) Smith, Winnie Renell Casey Small, Marilyn DeAnne Brown Roberts, Karson Cheris Brown, Essie Marie Brown (Byron) Daniels. 30 Grandchildren and 50 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings Prince Robert E. Dixon (Leonora) of Houston, TX; Rev. Ray Dixon (Everlee) of Mansfield, Louisiana and Oneal and Lucille Jones of Garrison, TX.

Visitation will begin on Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:00 Noon until 8:00 P.M. Final and Sacred Services are entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home Nacogdoches, Texas "Where The Family Comes First"


Funeral Services for Mr. Boyd Foster Lewis, 91, will be Saturday, September 4, 2010 @ Union Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise, Tx. @ 1:00p.m. Burial at Union Springs Cemetery. Mr Boyd Foster Lewis died at Rock Haven Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Tx.

Survivors: (3) Daughters:
Carolyn Douglas, Lizzie B. Lewis, & Ellen Lewis Tucson, AZ
(5) Sons) William (Big Boy) Lewis, H.B. (Luann) Lewis, Eltroy Lewis, Jefferson Lewis ,& Warren Lewis
Sister: Annabelle Starling, Mt Enterprise, Tx.
Brothers (2): John L. Lewis, Nacogdoches, & Percy Lewis, Galveston, Tx.


 

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1/31/2013

Ethel Lee Munn, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1930 in Dayton to Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart. She was a member of Old Home Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis, Troy Jennings, Scott Jennings, Richard Sholar, Robert Sholar, John Sholar Jr., John Sholar Sr. and Andrew Sholar. Honorary pallbearers will be Cindy Short and Wayne Skinner.

She is survived by
Husband: Ivy Paul Munn Jr. of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew O. Sholar Jr. and wife, Jennie of Joaquin
Robert L. Sholar and wife, Mae of Carthage
John E. Sholar of Joaquin
Richard W. Sholar of Joaquin

Daughters:
Martha A. Manasco of Logansport
Laura L. Rushing and husband, William of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Sister: Betty M. Skinner of Spring

Brothers:
Walter E. Lewis and wife, Lorene of Dayton
Ed Lewis and wife, Elaine of Bellville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart
Two Sisters
Three Brothers
One Son

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


Joyce Florence Malone Bowen passed away on January 30, 2013 at Twin Lakes Nursing Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Joyce Bowen was born on July 1, 1921 in Dimmit, Texas to Rev. Preston and Sophia McMullan Florence. During her professional life, she traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, making lifelong friendships throughout the world.

Joyce was a talented musician, who enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and singing in church choirs. As a child, she delighted in joining her father, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher on his regularly scheduled Gospel Visits to jails and prisons across the dusty plains of West Texas. After her fathers jailhouse sermons, Baby Joyce brought the gospel to inmates and guards alike with her lively and heartfelt accordion renditions of old fashioned hymns and long remembered songs of praise. Their visits were much anticipated, and her captive audience was always very appreciative of her music and her flashy accordion with the small diamond placed proudly in the middle of a genuine ivory key!

Joyce majored in music at Texas Womens College in Denton, Texas. She left college before graduation to follow her new husband, Sam Malone (locally known as Ramblin Sam), when he enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of WW II.

Joyce moved to San Augustine in 1992 following the death of her second husband, Ray Bowen, of Lubbock, Texas. Shortly after arriving in her new home, she became an active and enthusiastic volunteer in the San Augustine Care and Share program. Perhaps, one of her more interesting Care and Share duties was that of teaching English as a Second Language to non-English speaking Hispanic students. The fact that she did not speak or read Spanish did not seem to deter her efforts in any way.

Joyce is survived by; daughter, Samye Johnson and husband Tom and son, Mike Malone and wife, Billie, all of San Augustine, Texas; six grandchildren; Michael Malone and wife Jodi, Joy Malone Kling, and husband Jeremy, Christy Johnson, Jodi Johnson, Rick Russell and wife Sandi and David Russell and wife Lisa; and eight great-grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dan Max Florence.

Following cremation, her remains will be interred in a private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Care and Share or the First Methodist Church flower fund.

The family of Joyce Bowen would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. John and Sharon Oglesbee for the medical care and personal kindness they showed our mother during her years in San Augustine. They are good friends and a blessing to our family and the community.

We would also like to thank Twin Lakes Care Center and their wonderful staff for the special attention they gave to Joyce during her residency there. We are deeply appreciative of Mother's very special best pal and Twin Lakes roommate, Maurine Mitchell. She could not have wished for a more compassionate companion or dear friend.

Continual online condolences and obituary may be be viewed wyman roberts funeral home webpage at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


1/29/2013

After a long struggle on this earth, Geneva Hough Hutto went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2013. Born September 15, 1929, in the Caledonia community of Rusk County, TX, she was the daughter of the late G. B. “Bill” Hough and Anzie Weeks Hough.

Geneva Hutto was a hairdresser for 35 years and a correspondent for the Timpson News for many years. She was a member of Timpson Highway Tabernacle. Geneva enjoyed fishing, gardening, and helping others in her life, especially with her cooking. Geneva loved her family unconditionally and loved to give them orders, which they always obeyed. She was the family drill sergeants. “Memaw” loved all of her grandkids. Since Frankie was the first grandchild, he and his Memaw had a unique relationship like no other.

Survivors include her daughters Janis Bass and husband Glyn and Billie Jean Williamson, all of Timpson; dearest nephew Horace Wayne Bell of Timpson and nephew Bill Otis of Lake Charles, LA; brother R. K. Hough and wife Shirley of Murvaul, TX; sister Linda Fay Harris of Timpson; grandchildren: Frankie Baker and Pam Yarbrough, Shadow Rhodes and husband Jason, Dusty Kruse and husband Lance, Doug Milford and wife Jennifer, John Williamson and wife Desiree, and Dea Sample and husband Brian.

Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren: Morgan Baker, Raina Baker, Ryan Baker, Makayla Baker, Tanner Murdock, Layci Jo Sample, Hope Milford, Conner Miflord, Sage Taylor, Shelby Brock, Johna Kruse, Tryton Kruse, Ceale Kruse, and Gavyn Williamson; 2 step grandchildren: Presley Slatter and Bradon Slatter; 4 great great grandchildren: Ryder Baker, Kane Baker, Kase Baker, and Avery Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses special thanks to Frankie Newcomer, “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Funeral service for Geneva Hough Hutto, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Thursday. 

To convey condolences or register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Darvin "E.D." Bryant, age 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at an area hospital.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 7, 1925, to parents Bud Bryant and Annie Bell (Moore) Bryant and was a native and former resident of San Augustine County, Texas. He had lived in Etoile for the past several years and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

He was retired from the trucking industry. Mr. Bryant was a World War II veteran, serving his country with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

His survivors include his son, Larry Edward Bryant of Etoile; a grandson, Teddy Schneider of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Sarah Schneider of Houston, Texas; and a sister, Tempie Bardwell of Friendswood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Agnes Dorothy Bryant, on Oct. 23, 2012; and his daughter, Diana Faye Schneider, in 1988.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 Hwy. 103 in Etoile, Texas, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery, located on County Road 411 in Woden, Texas.

Visitation will be held Saturday at the church, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


1/28/2013

Billy Gene Mason, Sr., 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Shelbyville. He was born March 11, 1926 in Laneville to J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason.

Billy Mason, Sr., also known as “Mr. Bill, Big Bill or PawPaw” married Deva Ray Smith in September of 1944 and they, along with his brother-in-law, Harvey Burkett and sister-in-law, Dessie Burkett Kale traveled across the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. His main occupation for most of his life was as a foreman in the pipeline industry. He was a developer and pioneer of many of the early pipe coating processes. He eventually returned to Shelby County and served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 for two years. Even years later, he returned and continued to serve his community as a heavy equipment operator for Shelby County Precinct 3 up until the hour he was called home. 

PawPaw lived by the motto of “never quit wiggling” and was always busy doing something constructive. He truly loved and adored the great outdoors. When he was not hard at work, he was hard at play doing anything to spend his days outside. He loved horses, gardening, hunting, fishing and family. He was always accompanied by his children or grandchildren taking time with each one to impart a life lesson along the journey. He will be deeply and sincerely missed by many.

A special thank you to all the County employees who watched over and took care of Mr. Bill. We love each and every one of you.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Rodgers, David Cheatwood, Tony Denby, Rex Hass, Durwood Russell and Robert Amburn.

He is survived by
Daughter: Joyce Mason Cox of Joaquin

Son: Bill Mason Jr. and wife, Stacy of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Larry Wayne Cox and wife, Cassie
Leslie Marie Windham and husband, David
Zachary Dez Mason
Adam Garrett Mason
Molly Catherine Mason

Great Grandchildren:
Nikki Cox
Jacob Cox
Lane Bates
Trace Windham

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Brothers: 
Charles Mason and special friend, Dee of New Caney
Kenneth Mason and wife, Reba of Chandler

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason
Wife: Deva Ray Mason
Brother: J. D. Mason, Jr.
Sisters: Ruth Mayfield and Mildred Davis
Son-in-law: Wayne Cox

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


Michael Risinger, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Mansfield, Louisiana. He was born August 8, 1967 in Center to Henry D. Risinger and Hazel Bass Risinger. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Victory, Dusty Robinson, Justin Porter, Daniel Holloway, Michael Bates, Toby Runnels and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bass, Chad Bass, Ronny Bass and Brad Bass.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Haley Risinger of Joaquin
Brittnie Risinger of Shelbyville
Cayla Risinger of Shelbyville

Son: Cody Risinger of Shelbyville

Mother: Hazel Bass Risinger of Shelbyville

Sisters: 
LaDonna Risinger and husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Renee Bass of Shelbyville

Brother: Greg Risinger and wife, Tonya of Tenaha

Special Friends:
Timmy Denby of Shelbyville
Susan Thomas of Shelbyville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Henry Dwayne Risinger
Grandparents: Ross and Laverne Risinger and M.D. & Muriel Bass

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


James Darrell “Sonny” Campbell, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.

“Sonny” was born November 1, 1935, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. He has been a resident of Port Arthur since 1957 and retired from Southern Union Gas as a field supervisor. He was a member of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Campbell, brothers Marshall, Chester, and Robert Campbell, and sister Nina.

Survivors include his daughter, Penny Younker and husband, Don of Houston; sisters, Ann Scarber of Shelbyville, Louise Greer of Shelbyville, LaMerle Davis of Houston, Kay Ballard and husband, Stan of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Crit Campbell and wife Bobbi of Shelbyville, Earl Campbell and wife, Vivian of Center, Judd Campbell, sister-in-law of Logansport, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Kutner, Barra Kutner, Devon Younker and Dalton Younker.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas with Masonic Graveside Services to follow in Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

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


Mrs. Lucette Neal Boyett, age 97, was born July 8, 1915, in San Augustine, Texas to the late John and Kate (Meador) Williams. She passed away in a local nursing home in San Augustine on January 27, 2013.

Mrs. Boyett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine. For 40 years she was the owner of a "Country Store" near her home.

She will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law George and Geneva Neal of Newton, Texas, Billy and Sue Neal of Nederland, Texas; step-son Charles and Carol Boyett of San Augustine; grandchildren Danny Neal, Pam and Steve Rogers, Keith and Laurie Neal, Kristi and Kirby Hood, Cindi and Todd Bordelon, Chad and Jena Boyett; great-grandchildren Kortney and Jake Romero, Dustin and Tina Hood, Eric Neal, Erin Neal, Alli Bordelon, Jace Bordelon, Matt Rogers, Megan Rogers and Michael Rogers; great-great-grandchild Diesel Romero; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands Arvie Neal and C.L. Boyett.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Bro. Randy Mills officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday, January 30th. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Eric Neal, Dustin Hood, Kirby Hood, Todd Bordelon, Steve Rogers, Matt Rogers, David Williams, Jake Romero. Honorary pallbearers are Jase Bordelon and Michael Rogers. 


Bobby Morgan, 53 of Nacogdoches, passed away December 28, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Ramah Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Sisters:

Shirley Spurlock 
Sherry Morgan
Shelia Sparks

Brother: Kenneth Morgan

Proceeded by parents Raymond and Dorothy Morgan of Tenaha, Texas.

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


1/27/2013

Funeral services for Naomi Lee (Lilly) Hendrick, 90, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM,
Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Robert Warr and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Hendrick passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 20, 1922, in Shelby County, Texas, Naomi Lilly Hendrick was the daughter of the late
Ellis H. Lilly and Savannah Yarbrough Lilly. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. She and Leonard John Hendrick were married May 29, 1942. Naomi Hendrick was an industrious homemaker caring for her family and still finding time to sew for the public. Not only did she enjoy sewing, she also was busy quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and tending the cows.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters: “Little” Lois Towns, “Big” Lois Powers, Laura Hairgrove and Patsy Hairgrove; four brothers: Lacy Lilly, E.H. Lilly, Adlee Lilly, and Lester Hairston; and husband of 53 years Leonard J. Hendrick.

Survivors include two sons John E. Hendrick of Timpson, Texas; Benjamin T. Hendrick and wife Nancy of Slidell Louisiana; daughter Mary Jo Rogers and husband Vernis D. Rogers of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren; Courtney Sanchez and husband Antowan, Patrick Hendrick and wife Candace, Brandon Bowen and wife Amy, Teresa Sazedj and husband Shahram, Sherry Pugh and husband Greg, Ann and Sara Hendrick; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Adreia Sanchez, Benjamin Bowen, Zachary Sazedj; Logan, Landry, Larson, and Lexi Pugh and one on the way Mason Hendrick.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Hendrick, Vernis Rogers, Greg Pugh, Shahram Sazedj, Larson Pugh, Antowan Sanchez, and Brandon Bowen.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Billie J. Matlock, age 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Matlock was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Shelbyville as a daughter of Charles Austin Harbison and Willie Jasper Smith Harbison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Chaplain Freddie Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Novis M. Jones was called by her Heavenly Father January 26, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 91. She was born to Henry Bowlin and Myra Whitson Bowlin December 8, 1921. She will be remembered for her poetry having written a poem for many occasions. She was a life-long resident of the Buena Vista and New Prospect communities having moved to Paxton and then to Carthage, Texas in her latter years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Jones; her parents, Henry and Myra Whitson Bowlin; her borther, Bevie Lee Bowlin; and her sister, Ruby Towns.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Jones Bell, Tyler; son, Biff H. Jones, Carthage; grandchildren Bill Bell, Belinda Cook, Brenda Shepherd, Barbara Powers, and Beth Calhoun, Tyler; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service for Novis M. Jones will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Ron Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until service time at 3:00PM, Monday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Memorial donations may be made to Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Heart to Heart Hospice, Tyler, or Oak Brook Health Center, Whitehouse, TX.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Funeral services for Odessa Hensarling Mechell, age 80, of Lufkin, Texas will be at 3 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine county with Bro Bobby Wadsworth officiating and burial to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Odessa was born March 13, 1932 in San Augustine and passed away January 26, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation with her family will be from 5 until 7 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


1/24/2013

Funeral Services for Loyce Mask Deloney, age, 94, of Center will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, she will now rest beside her beloved husband, Lewis Deloney and their son, Charles Deloney.

Mrs. Deloney was born May 2, 1918 in the Brady Community in Shelby County, the only daughter of Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask. She was a graduate of Center High School & Stephen F. Austin University and taught school in Shelby, San Augustine & Panola Counties until her marriage to Lewis M. Deloney. After World War II the family settled in Carthage, Texas where Mr. Deloney was employed by United Gas and Loyce taught school for several years. During the Carthage years the family was active in the First United Methodist Church, school activities and scouting. Loyce was also a member of the Carthage Garden Club; these were happy years for the family. Mrs. Deloney was devoted to her family, loved to cook, garden and teach young children. She worked devotedly in her church, Frist United Methodist Church for many years. She also enjoyed working with the cub scouts & the Carthage Garden Club. 

Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask, her husband, Lewis Deloney & their son, Charles L. Deloney who died at the age of 46 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Deloney’s never fully recovered from this loss. She is also preceded in death by Brother, Bernard Mask & wife, Joyce. 

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Grandchildren’s Mother:
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage
Great Grandchildren: 
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett
Special Cousins: 
Gene & Delores Walker of Center
Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

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


Michael “Mike” Willis, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Clarence E. Willis and Doris Biles Willis. Mr. Willis enjoyed watching western movies and nascar racing.

There will be no funeral service.

He is survived by
Mother: Doris McGill of Joaquin

Sisters:
Ann Harville and husband, Jimmy of Joaquin
Cathy Atkinson and husband, Bill of Joaquin
Sissy Moody of Farmersville, Louisiana

Brothers: 
Wade Pruett and wife, Sharon of Milton, Florida
Leon Willis and wife, Annie of Texarkana, Arkansas
Bubba Willis of Seattle, Washington

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Best friend: Milton Littlepage of Plain Dealing, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Father: Clarence E. Willis

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


Valton Greer, 75, of Giddings, Texas and formely of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Giddings, Texas. He was born August 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, Texas and was the son of Leo Greer and Lorine Gaddis Greer. He was a retired welder.

Viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10am to 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Tx prior to funeral services which will begin at 11am. Officiating will be Reverend Kibble and Evg. Rose Sims-Lee. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Rayford Greer and Prentice Greer.

He is survived by:

Daughters: 
Val Hunt (Lavell) of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Goodwin of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Dean Greer of Nacogdoches
Valton C. Greer of Cleveland, Texas

12 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Weldon Greer Sr (Pat) of Center, Texas
James Greer of Center
Felton Greer, Sr of Giddings, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Lang Funeral Home in Giddings and Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


1/23/2013

Keilly Ciana Hoyt, 5 months old of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother: ShaKeitha Cartwright of Center
Father: Ellis Hoyt of Center

Brothers:
Destiny Jones of Washington D.C.
DeVincent Hoyt of Center
DeBreik Hoyt of Center
Keshun Hoyt of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Charvia Bell of Nacogdoches
Makenzie Mireles of Center
Jerlexis Hoyt of Center
Kenndie Mireles of Center
Marisha Lopaz of Center
Dominique Hoyt of San Antonio, TX
Makayla Cartwright of Center 

Granparents:
Marilyn Fields of Center
Rev. James Jenkins of Center
Keith Cartwright of Shelbyville

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


Louise Guidry, 60 of Katy, Texas, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at her residence in Katy. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with 
Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Louise was born August 11, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Guidry. She was a beautician. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Cruse and
one sister, Peggy Windham.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Ray Floyd of Dallas

2 Sons: 
Jerry Benoit & wife, Tara of Katy
Robert Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Grandchildren:
Zachary & Gracie Benoit
Jared & Shane Bolton

2 Brothers:
Harrell Guidry & wife, Karen of Groves
William Guidry & wife, Judy of Jasper

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brittain, George Windham, Franklin Doggett, Travis Munsinger, 
Randy Battles & Phillip Campbell

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Michael Brittain, Davis Andy Brittain,
Jeff Smith, Brad Battles, Zachary Benoit, Jared Bolton & Shane Bolton 

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


Cody Daniel Bush, 29, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 5, 1983 to Danny Paul and Brenda (Stephens) Bush. He was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. Cody loved hunting, trapping & working cows with his Papaw Steve. 

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Alfred Henry Bush and Mary Okum.

He is survived by:

Parents: Danny Paul & Brenda Bush of Center

Grandparents: Steve & Margie Stephens of Center

Sister: Wendy Bush Castleberry & husband, Andy of Longview

3 Nephews:
Cameron, Collin & Caden Castleberry of Longview

Aunt: Sheila Clark of Center

Uncle: Michael Henry Bush & wife, Joyce of Center

Cousins:
Michael Bush & wife, Nicole of Center
Lindsay Jackson & husband, Devin of Center
Randi Kay Clark Menzies & husband, Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Clark Smith & husband, Jacob of Beckville
Dustin Clark of Center

Numerous Special Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Bailey, Michael Bush, Joseph Caldwell, Stacy Sanford, Lloyd Scates & Jacob Smith

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


1/22/2013

Wayne Powdrill, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in San Augustine. He was born October 1, 1944 in Center to Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill. He was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Powdrill, Rance Powdrill, Craig Lawson, Ricky Fowler, Mark Davis and Jeff Davis. 

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Powdrill of Center

Sons:
Rocky Powdrill of Lexington Park, Maryland
Rance Powdrill and wife, Anita of Shelbyville

Daughter: Kayla Griffith of Nacogdoches

Seven Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brother: Charlie Powdrill of Nacogdoches

Sister: Pat Garrett and husband, Doug of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law: 
Jackie Powdrill of Mooringsport, Louisiana
Vel Head of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill
Two Brothers: Melvin Powdrill and Pete Powdrill
One Infant Child

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


Charles Richard Hoyle, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 24, 1945 to Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle. He served in the National Guards. He worked as a superintendent at Shelby County Forest Products. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle, Step-daughter, Tammy Lynn Goff.

He is survived by wife of 44 years: Lareeda “Bea” Hoyle of Center

Daughter:
Rachel E. Rodriguez & fiancé, Mike 

2 Step-children:
Troy Scott Bradberry of Center
Dawn Leeds & husband, Stuart of Austin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Sister: Judy Walker & husband, Jay of Tyler 

3 Brothers:
Mike Hoyle
Bobby Hoyle
Johnny Hoyle 

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


James Johnstone, 75, of Sante Fe New Mexico, passed away on January 3rd, 2013. He was born and raised in Center Texas, graduate d from Center High School in 1956 and Baylor University in Waco where he received a degree in Mathematics. He married Barbara Carey Johnstone, August 13th, 1960.

James enriched many lives and lived a very full life himself. He had several exciting careers that started with computers in the early 1960s that lead him to participating in the Gemini and Apollo Missions at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. This was followed by many years of international travel in the 1970s for IBM helping to deliver computer technology in Russia, China, Indonesia, and many other countries for the purpose of oil exploration. After a long career with IBM he retired and started a new career as a financial advisor for Smith Barney helping countless people manage and grow their portfolio. In addition, James became active in the film industry as an extra and was cast with a speaking part in the movie Wild Hogs earning him Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership. In recent years James continued his film career but also volunteered with AARP for helping others file and maximize their tax returns. However his biggest success was his character, his friendship, his love and generosity he gave to his family and friends. 

James is survived by his wife, Barbara Carey Johnstone and sons Grant and Kyle Johnstone as well as seven grandchildren (in order of age): Sarah (19); Adam (18); Ruth (12); Rachel (9); Luke (8); James (4); Paul (3). 

Funeral arrangements will be held in Center Texas with visitation Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 12:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home and a Service Jan. 27th, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Center. 

A memorial fund has been set up for James through the Shelby County Historical Commission. The Historical Commission will keep an account of all donations and acknowledge the donation with a receipt to the donor. These donations will be tax deductible up to a certain amount depending on the individual. If you wish to contribute in his memory, please make checks payable to Shelby County Historical Commission, PO BOX 623 Center, TX, 75935 with a note on the check stating: For James Lee Johnstone Memorial Fund.

James will be dearly missed; however, his love will live onwards through the memories and joy he so graciously gave to all of us.

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


1/21/2013

Richard Joseph Lerro Sr. died January 20, in Tyler, Texas, with family members by his side.

The World War II veteran was preparing for his 95th birthday at the time of his death. He witnessed most of the 20th century, surviving perils in childhood and in war, brushing history in 1963, and seeing half the world on an 8th grade education.

As a young boy he spent several years in an orphanage near Philadelphia. His grandmother, Justina Camarrota Lerro, found him and raised him in a family-owned butcher shop at 1024 South 9th Street in Philadelphias Little Italy neighborhood. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School, completing the 8th grade, and helped his uncles sell vegetables from carts in front of the butcher shop.

He married Caroline Fusco at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 1939 and had a son in 1941 while working at the Pennsylvania Shipyards.

During World War II Lerro served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navys Construction Battalion, the Sea Bees. He was stationed in the Philippines, Japan, and finally in Attu, Alaska, where he would occasionally wave to Soviet submariners who surfaced off the coastline to lie on deck sunning themselves.

He remained in the Navy Reserves, visiting Boston, Cuba, and Italy. Later in life he would say, By the time I was 40 I had seen half the world.

After the Navy, while serving as a Harris County Sheriffs Deputy in Houston, he met another young divorcee, Myrtle Lee Metcalf. He liked Italian operas. She preferred country music. They wed in 1955 and moved to Dallas where they had a son in 1958. Myrtle launched the Household Employment Agency and Rick worked as a maintenance man for Standard Brands Foods and St. Regis Paper Company. He remained a part-time butcher throughout his adult life.

In the early 1960s the Lerros were featured in Life magazine when their pet alligators got loose and roamed their Dallas neighborhood. Dallas soon passed an exotic pets ordinance.

In 1963 he and his wife were interviewed by FBI agents following the Kennedy assassination after agents discovered that the Lerros were close friends and business associates of Jack Ruby, who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. While in prison Ruby corresponded with the Lerros, once writing that his murder of Oswald was a spur of the moment decision and not pre-meditated.

In 1968 Lerro was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was surgically removed and never returned.

Lerros first marriage to Caroline Fusco ended in divorce, however, the two remained friends until her death.

Richard Joseph Lerro is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle Lerro and his daughter Betty Powell. He is survived by sons Richard Joseph Lerro, Jr. and his wife Judy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richard Marcus Lerro and his spouse Terrence Onderick of Washington, D.C., his granddaughter and caretaker, Jackie Cannon and her husband Kyle of Tyler, Texas. His surviving grandchildren are Robert Lerro and his wife Cheryl, and Julie Williams and husband Lawrence of Florida, Stephen Lerro and wife Phylis of Tennessee, and Ashley David Harmon and wife Rachel of Texas. Great grandchildren include Jonathan Cannon, Michael Cannon, Karl Cannon, Mason Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Ashlyn Harmon, Billie Lerro, Tyler Williams, Brianna Williams, Aaron Lerro, Corey Lerro, Sarah Lerro, Collin Lerro, and Kathryn Lerro. Great-great grandchildren include Siearra Cannon and Cauline Cannon, and surviving his son-in-law is Jerry Powell of San Augustine.

A private wake is planned for the residents and staff of Providence Park Rehabilitation Center in Tyler. A private funeral mass is planned at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chandler, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


1/20/2013

William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., 84, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Garrison, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, TX, with Rev. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born May 19, 1928, in Timpson, TX, William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., was the son of the late Thomas Edgar “Ed” Taylor and Harriett Cassie Clements Taylor. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University and served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Charlotte McMillan of Garrison were married August 23, 1949, and enjoyed fifty-one years together until her death on January 01, 2001. Bill then moved from Timpson to Garrison to be near his sons.

Bill Taylor truly loved his hometown of Timpson. After teaching math in several East Texas schools, he returned to Timpson in the mid 1950’s to work for his dad and in 1959, he became a licensed funeral director. Bill also owned and operated Bill’s Hardware in Timpson. In 1967 he bought the funeral home and spent the next 40 years serving the families of Timpson. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, a member of the board of trustees of Timpson Independent School District, charter member of Timpson Quarterback Club, and a member of American Legion Post 90 of Timpson.

Bill’s great joy was his family. He enjoyed time spent on his farm in the Rose Hill community, especially deer hunting with his sons and their friends. Good times were also enjoyed at the fish camp on the Sabine River.

Surviving Bill are sons William Rial Taylor, Jr. and wife Cindy of Garrison and Bret Taylor of Garrison; also former daughter-in-law Rachelle Taylor of Dayton, TX; grandchildren: William Rial Taylor, III, and wife Taryn, Chase and wife Abby, Rialie Jo, Bret Clements, Jr. “BC.”, Dylan, Toby, Roxie, and Sage Taylor; step grandchildren: Brandi Eddings and husband Nash and Kyle Lee and and wife Brooke; great grandchildren: Kinleigh and Charlee Taylor and another one on the way; and step great grandchildren: Averi and Maddi Eddings. 

In addition to his parents, Bill Taylor was preceded in death by wife Charlotte McMillan Taylor, and brother Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


1/19/2013

Steve Walker, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas to Louis Jack Walker and Betty Joyce Clarkson Walker.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. There will be no funeral services.

He is survived by
Wife: Delmar Walker of Center

Son: Brandon Walker of Tenaha

Daughters:
Sunshine Haley and husband Joey of Joaquin
Haley Ott and husband, Chris of Converse, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Stephen Walker
Alexis Haley
Chase Haley
Cameron Ott
Caleb Ott

Stepdaughters:
Brandy Whittington of Center
Shelby Whittington of Center
Toni Whittington of Center

Step Grandchildren:
Kamden Whittington, Johnny Ikner V, Aliannah Whitehead, Jerry Akins III, Kayden Whittington

Father: Louis Jack Walker of Dallas

Sister: Joan Roberts and husband, Rodney of Dallas

Brother: Ben Walker of Dallas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Betty Joyce Walker
Stepmother: Nelda Walker
Grandmother: Gladys Biggars

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


B.B. (Bittie) Askew, 98, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Port Arthur. He was born January 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. He later retired from Texaco in Port Arthur. Mr. Askew was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jerry Askew of Fannett
Jack Askew and wife, Bettyof Vidor

Stepchildren: 
Jan Fortune
Becky Devillier
Spud Devillier

Daughter: Mary Beth Harris of Nederland

Brother: Vernon Askew of Nederland

Sisters:
Myrline Bradshaw of Center
Edna Hardy of Henderson

Seven Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

The family of Mr. Agnew thanks everyone at Cypress Glenn Nursing Home for caring for our Dad for the last two years. Also a special thanks to Kelly and the staff of New Century Hospice.

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


G.B. Williams, Jr., 57, of Center, passed away Dallas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. He was born August 12, 1955 in Center to G.B. Williams and Lola Mae Barnfield. Mr. Williams was of the Baptist faith. 

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Salem Cemetery. 

He is survived by
Dad: Lee James Barnfield

Sisters: 
Loyce Elaine and husband, Ronnie Belanger of Center
Helen Louise and husband, David Ratliff of Ft. Worth
Glenda Kay Ray and special friend, Tommy Skeeters of Center
Mary Jane and Robert Boren of Dallas

Brother: Albert Lee and Alice Barnfield of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Laurisa and husband, Michael McGuffin
David Williams
Tanya Williams
Joey Belanger and wife, Kathy
Rebecca Haley and husband, David
William Smith and wife, Abbey
Leland Cashion and wife, Tabitha
Rachael Cashion 
Misty Simmons
Becky Jacks
Chris Simmons and wife, Carol
Michael Simmons and wife, Sara
Brandy, Jennifer and Clayton Barnfield
Laila Boren
Zachary Boren

Great nieces and nephews:
Beyonkia, Susan, Mikey and Tommy McGuffin
Annabelle and Miranda Smith
Kassidy McKinney
Lauren and Morgan Haley
Aubrea, Hunter, Raven, Cierra, Joel and Gabrieal Cashion
Danny and Maylin
Crystal, Kevin, Ashleigh and RJ Simmons
Nick Simmons
Bekka, Christian, Devin and Fray Jacks
Janessa
Brianna, Logan and Makenna Simmons

Preceded in death by:
Father: G.B. Williams
Mother: Lola Mae Barnfield
Brothers: Oliver George Williams and Joel Eugene Marty
Sister: Linda Fay Cashion
Niece: Beyonkia McGuffin

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


Funeral services for Mark David Bennecke, 51 of Sulphur Springs, were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. A private family interment was held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Sellers, Bill Hardage, Doug Williams, Mark Chadwell, Todd Williams, Jr., and Curry Dawson. 

Mark passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1961 in Chicago, IL, the son of David Bennecke and Joan York Wolff. Mark married Tammy Kay Williams Bennecke. She survives. He and his wife owned La Pooch Pet Resort in Sulphur Springs. 

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:

Parents, David Bennecke of Las Vegas, NV and Joan York Wolff of Dixon, IL

Sons:
Mark David Bennecke II of Wheaton, IL
Austin Leigh Bennecke of Sterling, IL
Jarred Cole Bennecke of Schumburg, IL

Step-son, Derrek Cooper of Mineola, TX

Brothers:
Todd Wolff of Dixon, IL
Scott Wolff of Third Lake, IL

Sisters:
Vicki Hager of Rock Falls, IL
Dawn May of Marseilles, IL
Wendy Bennecke Lee of Las Vegas, NV

Grandchild, Gentri Mae Cooper of Mineola

He was the son-in-law of Ray and Kathy Williams. 

Prior to owning the La Pooch Pet Resort, Mark served as general manager for WAHL Corp., Animal Products Division winning many awards to show for his work in the business. He moved to Texas to fulfill a dream to have a 5 star pet resort and spa. He accomplished this in 5 years since starting the business. He was so proud of their facility and the work he was doing. He loved his patrons and considered each dog as part of the family. His smile and outgoing personality will be missed by many.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com and Local graveside services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center Texas.


1/18/2013

Funeral services for Alta Milford Hudson, 94, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Corinth Church. Mrs. Hudson passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in Garrison, TX.

Born July 13, 1918, in the Corinth Community near Timpson, TX, Alta Milford Hudson was the daughter of the late Flem and Annie (Bussey) Milford. She was married to the late Lester Hudson, and they owned and operated Fat’s Tackle Box in Timpson for many years. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and spent much of her time caring for her family and friends.

Survivors include nephews Howell Glen Hudson of Timpson, Mike Hudson of Nacogdoches, and Joseph Hudson of Louisiana; nieces Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers, and Sharon Samford, all of Timpson, Ginger Voorheese of Tyler, and Joyce Scott of Garrison, TX; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Alta Hudson was preceded in death by parents Flem and Annie Milford, husband Lester Hudson, son Harold Ray Hudson, and brother Johnny Milford.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements


Mildred Pinkston, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 

She was born August 26, 1922 in Cushing, Texas to Henry and Villa (Richardson) Cariker. She was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a teaching degree. Mrs. Pinkston was an elementary teacher for CISD for many years, later being employed at The Champion Newspaper and she was also the author of several books detailing the history of Shelby County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and attended the Rachel Sunday Class and also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Villa Cariker, Husband, Bob Pinkston, Son, Bobby Pinkston and Sister, Lois Land.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Don Pinkston & wife, Karen of Waskom
Jerry Pinkston & wife, Barbara of Center

Daughter:
Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches

10 Grandchildren:
Robert Neal Pinkston, Jr.
Brad Pinkston 
Ryan Pinkston 
Ben Pinkston
Richard Pinkston
Austin Roberts
Blake Pinkston
Jordan Pinkston
Lexie Roberts
Stephanie Pinkston Cobb

5 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be all of her Grandsons

In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund

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


Carolyn Jackson, 60, of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born March 4, 1952 in the Possum Trot Community of Shelby County to Preston Weeks and Gertrude Gladys Metcalf Weeks. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Jackson, Sammy Jackson, Mike Powdrill, James Lee, Douglas Jackson and Ray Jackson.

She is survived by
Husband: O’Neal Jackson of Center

Sons:
Joseph Schillings of Center
Anthony Schillings and wife, Tiffany of Center
Raul Schillings of Center
Phillip Jackson of Center

Daughters:
Karrie Dena Yanes of Center
Michelle Redmon and husband, Kenneth of Center
Angie Bridges of Center

Grandchildren:
Alexis Marie Schillings
Jaden Yanes
Daylon Fountain
Brianna Redmon
Brant Redmon
Calista Robles
Bethany Bridges

Brother: Roy Weeks and wife, Faye of Center

Sister: Frances Fountain of Lufkin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Preston Weeks
Mother: Gertrude Gladys Schillings

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


1/17/2013

Funeral service for Ollie A. Price will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, La. with Rev. George ‘Butch’ Rogers officiating. Graveside service will be held 3 PM Saturday in Tidwell Cemetery in Kelly, La. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM in the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, 75, of DeBerry, Tx. Passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Center, TX.

Preceding Mrs. Price in death are, husband, A. J. Price, Sr.; grandchildren, David Wayne Price and Lisa Gail Franks; sister, Rachel Johnson; parents, Benjamin Neal and Ollie Graham Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory are, sons, Charlie Franks, Foster Franks and wife Teresa, David Franks and wife Lisa, Donald Franks, and A. J. Price III; daughters, Judy Smith, Opal Franks, and Alma Simmons and husband Matt; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Williams, Donald Williams, and Neal Williams, Jr.; sister, Patsy Curtis.

Honoring Mrs. Price as pallbearers will be John Eric Head, James Garrett, William Anding, Velton Thomas, Ricky Earl Williams, and Matt Simmons. 

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home,, Logansport, LA.

Mr. W.R. Langston, age 88, passed from this life on Sunday, Jauary 13, 2013, in Houston.

W.R. was born to Elma (Lakey) Langston and Jewel Langston on January 20, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force as a Instructor, and was employed as a Pilot working for Corporate and the Saudi Arabian Airlines, and TWA Airlines. He was a member of the Church of Christ in League City.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Glynn Langston officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

His survivors include: Wife, Bettye Langston of Kemah; Daughter, Marla Langston Maudlin and her husband, Johnny of the Bahamas and Kemah; Son, Glynn Langston and his wife, Ann of Ireland, and Lafayette, LA; Grandchildren, Nicholas Maudlin, Noah Reed Maudlin, Audre Langston, and Lauren Elise Langston, along with a great-grandchild, Parker Maudlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials/donations be made to: Insight International, (A Ministry to the Blind), P.O. Box 730, Carencro, LA 70520.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Funeral services for Emmarie Dawn Adams, 7, and her baby sister, Chloe Elizabeth Adams, 5, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Mays officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.

Emmarie was born on August 11, 2005, and Chloe was born on May 15, 2007, both in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to their parents, Richard Adams and Dawn Wiggins Adams. They both are resting in their Lord and Savior’s arms in Heaven.

Emmarie was a princess. She loved playing dress up in the pretty princess clothes, tiaras, jewelry and shoes. She liked playing with the fairy tale carriage and horse, the life size dolls and everything else from the princess collection. She was a unique 2nd grader who had a wonderful imagination. Emmarie had made her profession of faith at a young age. She liked listening to contemporary praise and worship music with Lydia Stanley being her favorite artist. Emmarie also loved for her daddy to sing her some of her favorite Christian songs and enjoyed her dance classes and the friends she had made there.

Chloe aka Coco-Roo was considered the little monkey. She was full of life, preferring to run instead of walk, loved to climb, jump, swing, twirl and all other activities that little girls love to do. Her Papaw Adams actually taught her to spell her first word, which was WALK. She was very strong willed and liked to boss her big sister. Chloe loved her big sister and did everything she did. She loved dolls and stuffed animals and enjoyed dance class with Emmarie. 

Both girls were home schooled and attended Sunday school classes at Trinity Baptist Church. 
Emmarie and Chloe are survived by their parents, Richard and Dawn Adams of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; their grandparents, Melvin and Jean Adams of Nacogdoches; great-grandmothers, Opal Adams and Pauline Hicks; and one uncle, Ken Adams; and aunt and uncle, Ralph and Darlene Hicks of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Tucker, Bruce Huber, Frank Adams, Jack Thrapp, Daniel Alvarenga, Rick Autrey, Carl Partin and James Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and the Elders of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations in Emmarie and Chloe’s names to Gaurranty Bond Bank, C/O Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 1158, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75476, in the name of Dawn Adams family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

To convey condolence, sign the online register book or make memorial donations, please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


Gwendolyn Yvette Hightower, 45 of Garrison, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 11, 1967 in Houston, Texas to A.J. Hightower and Jessie Peterson Hightower. She was of the baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1pm at Mt. Mariah Church in Garrison wtih Pastors L.V. Norman and James Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. 

She is survived by:
Uncle and Aunt: Ozine and Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


1/16/2013

Emma Candace Milford was born in Alto, Texas on December 23, 1915 to Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearne Ramsey. The Lord called her home on January 15, 2013 at the age of ninety-seven.

Emma was one of nine children: Lavennia, or Sis as she was called, Roy, Troy, James, Grace, Avis, Margie, and Alma. Sis’ daughter, Betty, lived with the family her entire childhood and was more like a sister than a niece.

Emma married Arthur Milford March 1, 1934 and they spent 57 years together until the Lord called Arthur home October, 1991. They had three living children, James Harold, Linda and Judy. Glenda being the first was stillborn. They had eight grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and Nathan. Emma’s children are so proud of having been raised by Christian parents who carried them to church and taught them to love and trust in the Lord.

After Arthur’s death, Emma moved from the farm to the senior apartments in town. Here she spent the next ten years living next to other seniors who became her dear friends. They enjoyed sharing their baked goods and working their flower gardens and just visiting with each other. Emma suffered a broken hip and was out for a while, but soon came back doing what she loved best, cooking and sharing with the ones who were shut in. She went back to picking up their mail and taking it to them. She was active until her late eighties, and still attending the Shady Grove Methodist Church until she fractured her back and spent the rest of her life in a nursing home.

If Emma had a hobby, I guess it was cooking. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family. You were always welcome at her table, if for a meal or just some good homemade cookies or pie. She always said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and that she did. 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.

Survivors include son James H. Milford and wife Jean of Longview, TX; daughters Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson and Judy Ramsey husband Ken of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and wife Chrissy, and Nathan and wife Hannah; great grandchildren: Conner, Dustin, Amanda and husband Val, Cody and wife Ciara, Chris, Blake, David, Doug, Gunnar, Gavin, Morgan, Paige, Taylor, David, and Tristan; great great grandson Trip.

Also surviving are sisters Margie Childs and husband Terrell, Avis Stamps, and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; sisters-in-law Jackie Ramsey and Carmen Milford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday and continue until service time.

To convey condolences or to register please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


C. D. Youngblood, 77, of Stephenville passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Holleman officiating. 

C. D. was born June 29, 1935 in Center, Texas to the late Arthur D. and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. He married Jennie Lee Tidwell on January 13, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. C. D. and Jennie Lee owned and operated Jennie Lee Catfish Restaurant in Stephenville from 1985 until 1997. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and has lived in Stephenville since 1985; moving here from Dardanelle, Arkansas. 

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Lee; siblings, Steve and Sandra Youngblood of San Marcos, Eula and Jerry Hendricks of Navasoto, and Doug and Bess Youngblood of Center; children, Belinda Blasing of Norwalk, Wisconsin, Teresa Flood of Ozark, Missouri, Terry Cline of Dublin, TX, and Salena Shaw of Dublin, TX; grandchildren, Corey Cline, Makayla Matzen, Dustin Cline, Tyler Tackett, Tanner Shaw, Terrell Shaw, and Tesara Flood; and five great grandchildren

Besides his parents, C. D. was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, John, Roy, and Dowell Youngblood.

Family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Scott and White Emory Bellard ALS Clinic at www.sw.org/sites/developement.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.


1/15/2013

James Doyle Folsom, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1947 in Center to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a Vietnam War Veteran. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn presiding. 

Honorary pallbearer will be Verlon Luman.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Jamie Collins of Burleson
Carrie Bowen of The Woodlands

Son: Jim Folsom of Burleson

Eight Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Mother: Vastine Folsom of Center

Brother: Randy Folsom of Center

Sister: Carolyn Shaw of Plano

He is preceded in death by
Father: Daniel Folsom, Sr.
Brothers: Larry Folsom and Daniel Folsom

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

James Ray "Rough House" Beard, 63, of Garrison, Texas passed away January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born November 9, 1949 to Arvin Taylor Beard and Odra Burgay Beard. He was a truck driver and a member of Cold springs Baptist Church.

Family and friends visitation will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Trader and husband Gary of Magnolia, Texas

Son: Jim McDaniel of Alabama

Granddaughter: Kodi Trader of Magnolia, Texas

Grandson: Gage McDaniel

Sister: Bobbie Watson of Eunice, LA

Brothers:
Leo "Biggen" Beard of Garrison, Texas
Smoky Beard of Garrison, Texas
Sandy Beard and wife Teresa of Tenaha, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, 3 sisters: Mildred Droddy, Gwendolyn McNamana, Glenda Faye Mackey.

Pallbearers:
Gary Trader, Greg Murdock, Gerald Mackey, Charles Mackey, Ronald Mackey, and Blake Beard.

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


Funeral services for Margie Hemphill Pierce, 76, of Frankston, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA. Rev. Jeff Spring will officiate. Interment will follow in the O.E. Price Cemetery.

Margie was born in Chase, LA on August 22, 1936. She entered into rest at Frankston Healthcare Center on January 13, 2013.

She was preceded in death by husband Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Sr.; son Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Jr.; granddaughter Cassie Pierce; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Tommy Pierce and wife Tina of Grandberry, Texas, Rickey Pierce of Joaquin, Texas; daughters Kathy Seago and husband Cecil of Palestine, Texas, Lisa May and husband James of Joaquin, Texas; sister Betty Rose Stakeley of Stonewall, Louisiana; and numerous grandchildren. 

Honoring her as pallbearers will be Titus Harvey, Daniel Webster, Darrel Webster, Lawrence Pierce, Sam Caston, Wesley Caston, Dillion Eddington, Tyler Pate, Nathan Caston, and James Caston. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaih Caston and Josh Sterling. 


1/10/2013

Mildred “Cricket” Cockrell Sechler, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Christus Schumpert Highland in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She was born July 30, 1932 in Joaquin Tx to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hooper Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wes Lewis, Rodney Luman, Adam Wiley, Jason Davis, Randal Eaves and Sammy O’Rear. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jonathan Wiley.

She is survived by
Husband: Oren C. Sechler of Shelbyville

Daughters: 
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry of Dallas
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur

Son:
Charles Anthony Sechler and wife, Marilyn of Douglass

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

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Dovie L. Sholar of Shelbyville
Sally Furlow and husband, Jake of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hopper Cockrell
Three Brothers: T.P. Cockrell, Billy Mac Cockrell, William Cockrell
One Sister: Frances Wagstaff 
Infant child: Baby Ricks

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


Paralee Evans, age 83, of Fairfield, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Fairfield in Freestone Co.

Paralee was born March 21, 1929 in Pert, TX Anderson Co. She was the Daughter of Henry U. Champion and Minnie Alma Ferguson Champion.

Ms. Evans was an officer manager for Lee Optical in the Richmond/Rosenberg TX area. After she retired in 1984 she and her husband T.J. Evans moved back to her home in San Augustine where she worked for the San Augustine ISD. She later moved to Lufkin. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and most of all, being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral Services will be held on 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

She is survived by Sons: Jerry Allen and wife Susan New Ulm, MN; John Allen and wife Karen Gilmer, TX; Phillip Allen and wife Carolyn Community of Freestone, TX; and David Allen and wife Patsy Austin, TX; Step-Children: Pat Evans, Becky Lasher, Marla Brophy, and Cody Evans; 8 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents; 3 Husbands: Horace Hubert Allen, Gail Christian, and T.J. Evans; Daughter and Son-in-law: Diane Allen Stevens and Thomas Stevens; Siblings: Lillian Dabbs, Dorothy Bishop, DeeAlva Boles, Noah Champion, Thomas Champion, Bertha Cook, Bryant Champion, Carl Champion, and Robert Champion; Great-granddaughters: Mykayla Grace Allen and Claire Signe Allen.

Prior to death she was a resident of the Bradford House Assisted Living Home in Gilmer, TX and then moved to Fairfield Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts 


Hicks Mortuary and Walker Funeral Home of Baytown are announcing funeral services for, Mrs. Yvonne Marilyn Morris, Davis (92) of Houston, Texas, died at her home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Mrs. Davis’ services will be Saturday, January 12, 2013, at University Christian Church on Southmore in Houston, Texas, at 10:00am. 

Among local services are: nephews Travis Morris of Center, Elma Ray Roberts of Timpson, and niece Lena Mae Williams of Timpson, Texas. 

Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas, around 4pm. 

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


Funeral services for Mr. Joe “Road Hog” Harrison, 59 of the Old Center Community of Panola County, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Harrison died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home in Old Center. 

Mr. Freddie Joe Harrison was born November 13, 1953 in Shelby County, Texas to Fred and Anna Frances Sirman Harrison. He attended Logansport schools and was a longtime truck driver for Sand Hill. “Road Hog”, as he was known to his friends, enjoyed hunting, riding his 4-wheelers, motorcycles and spending time with his friends and family. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents; Ted and Mary Harrison and Henry and Addie Sirman.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his father, Fred Harrison of Galloway; daughters, Katrina Lyn Keith of Kilgore and Miranda Jo Edmondson and husband Bobby of Kilgore; sons, Dustin Harrison and fiancé Amber Dyson of Carthage, and Justin “Dutch” Harrison of Lake Murvaul; brother, Wayne Harrison and wife Bobby of Deadwood; sisters, Betty Britt and husband David of Antioch and Dianna Harrison of Tatum; grandchildren, Kortney Thomas, Clayton Keith, Braden Edmondson and Mason Edmondson; step-grandchildren, Layton Pittman, Logan Edmondson and Lane Edmondson, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Special thanks to Larry Joe Eaves for his love and concern for our family. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Harrison, Jason Harrison, Mitch Harrison, Davy Hartley, Richard Newman, Danny Pierce and David Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Smith, Sam Swint, Bo Hughes and Sheldon Trammell. 

An online guestbook can be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Berta Daurine Babek, 93, of Tenaha, passed away January 9, 2013, resting comfortably. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas, followed by graveside services at Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Cisco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Lamoin and her daughter Patricia. She is survived by her daughter Terry Woodruff and son-in-law Richard; her two grandsons, Stephen Brown, and Spencer Brown and his wife, Rebecca; two great grandchildren, David and Sarah; and two great-great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton. 

She has been a resident of Tenaha for over 50 years and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she often delivered to brighten peoples’ days. Berta tried to make every person she met feel like a friend. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

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


Fern Bruner Bush died at age 98, in Ruston, Louisiana, on January 8, 2013 Born in Smith County Texas, on February 26, 1914, she was the daughter of Elzy Bruner and Myrtle Hollis Bruner, the fourth of seven children. Her three brothers and three sisters have all predeceased her.

Growing up in Mineola, Texas, in a large family with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby, she developed a love of family, family gatherings, and an interest in people. Her marriage to Haley Bush, who she called "Bush," brought her into another large and extended East Texas family that she enjoyed throughout her life. They built a home in Mineola, and their three children, two daughters and a son, were born there. When her husband's job transfers required moving, first to Longview, Texas, and then to Shreveport, Louisiana, she welcomed the moves, and settled into a life focused on home and family, church, and friends. She liked to cook, and her peach cobblers, in particular, were generally acknowledged to be "the best ever." Shortly before his retirement, her husband became ill and she became a widow at age 52, just one month before the birth of her first grandchild.

With the encouragement of friends, she worked as a sales person in locally-owned shops, first in women's clothing and then jewelry. She often filled spare time with projects that ranged from refinishing furniture to quilting and other needlework. But one of her greatest pleasures was rocking her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they were babies, and she took advantage of many opportunities to do that. Eventually, she moved to Van, Texas, to be near her sisters, and later as her health declined, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and then to Ruston, Louisiana, where she had the help of her daughters and son.

In spite of her memory loss and declining health, she kept some of her quick wit and sense of humor. At a celebration of her 98th birthday, for example, when a daughter asked if she knew how old she was, she said, "No' When asked if she would like to be told, she said, "Yes, Very quietly!"

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson and a visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson. 

She is survived by three children, five granddaughters, and twelve great-grandchildren: Beverly Bush
Patterson and her husband Dan, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and their daughters, Heather Boggs of
Cary, North Carolina; Holly O'Neill and her husband Sean of Boca Raton, Florida; Stacie Dietsch and her
husband Peter of Midland, TX and Shelley Hinkle and her husband John of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; her son Jere Bruner Bush of Gun Barrel City, Texas; and her daughter Suzanne Bush Rainer and her husband Joe, of Ruston, Louisiana, and their daughter Haley Holder and her husband Dominik of Gloster, Louisiana. great- grandchildren: Alissa and Abby Boggs; Emily an James O'Neill; Stephen, Timothy, Lydia, and Titus Dietsch; Maxwell, Oliver, and Evelyn Hinkle; and E. J. Holder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com


1/09/2013

Funeral services for Lucille Davis, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Richerson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born April 12, 1931, in Timpson, TX, Lucille Hailey Davis was the daughter of the late James and I. O. (Crawford) Hailey. She and John L. Davis were married February 18, 1950, in Timpson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Each summer she enjoyed attending the Mt. Olive Cemetery Homecoming. The true joy in her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Linda Solice and husband Jerry of Timpson; sons James Davis of Houston and Jeffrey Davis and wife Bamba of Hazen, AR; grandchildren John Solice and wife Katrina of Timpson, Wanda Arvello and husband Danny of Timpson, Jodi Robinson of Shepherd, TX., Josh Davis of Shepherd, TX., and Ashley Elliott and husband Daniel of Magnolia, AR; great grandchildren Haleigh and Jaren Solice, Nicholas, Natalie and Noah Arvello, Johnny and Addison Robinson, Kaylin Davis and Madison Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lucille Davis was preceded in death by husband John L. Davis, parents James and I.O. Hailey, grandsons Jason Solice and Cory Davis and 8 siblings.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Services for Ms. Marinda Wilson (53) of Timpson, Texas will be Saturday, January 12, at 2pm. Ms. Wilson’s services will be at First United Smyrna Baptist Church, with Minister Derrick Rhodes officiating. Ms. Wilson died at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

Survivors are:

Mother: Christopher Williams of Ardmore Oklahoma

Sons: 
Chris Wilson of Houston, Texas
Cory Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Bobbie Wilson of Hutto, Texas 
Kay Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Brothers: 
Eddie Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama 
Jereal Wayne Bruton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Terry Wilson of Birmingham Alabama 

Visitation will be at 1st United Smyrna Baptist Church from 7-9pm on Friday, January 11, 2013. Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary. 


1/08/2013

Mrs. Perlie Mae Gossett, 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2012 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana with interment to follow in Garden Memories Cemetery, Zwolle, LA. Pastor Claude Carter will officiate. 

She is survived by:

Son, Allen Gossett of Timpson, Texas and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

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


Funeral services were held for Mrs. JoAnn Rector Wisener, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sevar and Dr. David Holder officaiting. Burial followed at Douglass Cemetery.

Mrs. Wisener was born on August 2, 1934, in Douglass, Texas to the late A.J. Rector and Delilah Coats Rector. She passed away on January 7, 2013, in Nacogdoches.


Glenda Ellison Hewitt, 75 of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at ETMC in Pittsburg, Texas. She was born January 3, 1937 in Camp County, Texas to Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison. She was retired from the USDA after 40 years of service.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 4, 2013 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas. 

Surivors include: 

Sons:
Anthony Martin of Cypress, Texas
Richard Martin of Bedford, Texas

Daughters:
Lesa Farthing of Magnolia, Texas
Suann Lilly of Jasper

8 Grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren

Brothers:
Tommy Ellison of Pittsburg
Philip Ellison of Pittsburg

Sisters:
Marianne Greathouse of Pittsburg
Sara Wilson of Tulso, OK
Judy Ellison of San Antonion, Texas
Pam Assunto of Houston

And numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by Bill Hewitt, parents Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison, and daughter Bobbie Hewitt. 

Memorial may be made to your local SPCA or any local animal shelter.

Services were under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Texas.


1/07/2013 

Funeral services for Wendell Jewell Scott, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Scott passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, in Timpson.

Born June 24, 1952, in Jasper, TX, Wendell Scott was the son of the late Alvin E. “Bo” Scott and Joyce Keating Scott. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1971 and served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He and Thelma Hutto were married on March 29, 1975, in Timpson. Wendell worked for many years as a foreman with Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Hutto Scott of Timpson; mother Joyce Keating Scott of Garrison, TX; daughter Wendy Coats and husband James of Nacogdoches, TX; granddaughter Kinley Marie Coats of Nacogdoches; nieces Kristi Grogan of Corpus Christi and Karla Leslie of Tyler; and nephew Phillip Cross of Tennessee.

Wendell Scott was preceded in death by father Alvin “Bo” Scott and sister Veronica Cross.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Lloyd Gene Melton, 75, of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born May 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas to A.D. Melton and Roberta Chandler Melton. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:30 to 6pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

He is survived by:

Wife: Janice Dawing Melton of Center, Texas

Mother: Roberta Melton of Conroe, Texas

Sons:
Kevin Melton and wife Nicole of Wimberly, Texas
Keith Melton and wife Meagan of St. Johns, Florida

Step Daughter: Sheryll Estes of Spring, Texas

Step Son: Duane Dawing of Whitehall, New York

Brother: Mike Melton and wife Phyllis of Garrison, Texas

4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


James L. Humphries, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating and Eulogy by Bill Stegall. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Shelby County to Joe and Ovilla (Watson) Humphries. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a road construction contractor in South Texas until he retired in 1970 and moved back to his hometown in Center, Texas where he began to work in the poultry and ranching industry until 1985. He and his wife, Marie loved traveling all over the world, among those includes Alaska, Canada & many National Parks all over the US. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe and Ovilla Humphries, Wife, Marie Wiggins Humphries, Sister, Vera Mae Keith and Brother, Alton Humphries.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marie Clark Humphries of Center

Son:
James “Jay” Humphries, Jr. & wife, Miki of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Shari O’Brien & husband, Larry of San Antonio
Suzanne Hogan & husband, Michael Bill of San Antonio
Oscar O. Pena & wife, Doreen of Laredo
Karl Pena of Laredo

Great Grandchildren:
Maude & Ruby O’Brien
Julia Hogan
Nicolas, Ever, Cristo & David

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Family Friends:
Bill & Judy Stegall of Center

Pallbearers: Zachary Crawford, Christopher Crawford, Leroy Watson, Bill Stegall, Larry O’Brien & Michael Bill Hogan 

Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Hughes, Ronnie Hughes & Larry Crawford

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


Michael Lane Cox, 41, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

He was born on December 7, 1971, to his parents, Lane Cox and Carolyn Meador Cox.

Michael was married to his wife Kimberly Birdwell Cox for 22 years. Together they had two children, Kailyan Laine Cox, 16, and Kade Michael Cox, 10. He is also survived also by his parents, Lane and Carolyn Cox; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri and Brady Taylor of Woden; aunts and uncles, Marvis and Gary Johnson of Nacogdoches, Lloyd and Brenda Cox of Lufkin, Charles Wayne and Marsha Meador of Melrose, Jerry and Tracy Meador of Melrose, Larry Meador and Cyndi of Huntington.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gwen and Charles Meador and Delma and Elton Cox.

Michael's years of work in his family's logging business, working with his grandpa and uncles, meant more to him than any career path he had followed.

He loved to be the center of attention and would do anything to help anyone. This has been a long journey, but near the end he found comfort in his relationship with God.

The celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Exchange Support Group Inc., 6720 Bertner Ave. 4-129, Houston, TX 77030. This group is dedicated to helping heart transplant recipients and their families, such as Michael's, as well as promoting donor awareness.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. 


Mrs. Pauline Moore Pool, age 98, a longtime resident of East Texas, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Lufkin.

She was born June 16, 1914, in Teague, Texas, to parents, Rev. James Thomas Moore, Sr. and Lyda Ethel Ford Moore. Pauline lived in several Texas towns while growing up as her father was a Methodist minister. She graduated from high school in Center, Texas. She and her husband Lester operated Pool's Pharmacy for a number of years.

Pauline and Lester were members of First Methodist Church for many years, where she was active in the Women's Missionary Society, taught children's Sunday School classes and participated in their annual summer Vacation Bible Schools. A talented musician, she played both pipe organ and piano.

Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Weldon Alders of Midway, Texas; grandchildren, Leslie Alders Shatto and Michael W. Alders; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Shwarts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Pool, on September 11, 1985. Pauline moved to the Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community in Lufkin in 2004, where she resided until her death.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at The First Methodist Church Chapel, located at 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Christie Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lester.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. 


1/06/2013

Louise Brown, 98, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. 

Louise Brown was born on September 20, 1914 in Lafayette, Louisiana and died on January 5, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas. She was married to the “love of her life”, Hollis Brown for over 39 years. Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hollis, her parents Noel Alexander Magnon & Marie Guidry Magnon of Lafayette, LA.

Louise was also blessed enough to have been raised with 9 other siblings, with whom have all preceded her in death, and they were: Wallace, Orran, Cleveland & George Magnon, Marie Martin, Blanche Castille, Birdie Ferguson, and Ruby Bajat. Her life continued to be blessed by (33) thirty three first generation nieces & nephews however; there were an additional 4 generations of family members at the time of her death. There were a few people that were more like her children than her nieces & nephews, and they are: William Garmany of Houston, TX, Nancy Bajat Babineaux of Jacksonville, FL, Ronnie Magnon of Ocala FL, Burton Brown of Center, TX, Maggie McKay of Lebanon MO, Trey Bajat of Carencro, LA, and the late Burton Garmany of Logansport, LA.

For over (50) fifty years, Louise was blessed to have Odessa Link in her life. Odessa was very near & dear to her heart as any daughter could have been, and Louise loved her as a daughter. 
Louise was a very devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas, where she was an active member in the Golden Harvest Club, the Women’s Missionary Union, and the Conway Sunday School Class for over 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Golden Harvest Club or the Conway Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Center in her name.

Pallbearers:
William Garmany of Houston, Texas, Burton Brown of Center, Texas, Kermic Bajat Jr. of Carencro, Louisiana, Trey Bajat of Carencro, Louisiana, Chris Link of Center, Texas, and Roy Blackshear of Center, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Keith Link, Kevin Link, John Burns and Joe Anderson

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


1/05/2012

Funeral services for Tammy Lynn (Beard) Frazier, 48, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 09, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. 

Tammy Lynn Beard Frazier, the daughter of Carl Lavone and Jean (Sunday) Beard, was born November 9, 1964, in Houston, TX, and passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Timpson. 

Survivors include husband Ben Frazier of Timpson; parents Carl Lavone and Jean Beard of Houston; brother Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; grandmother Pauline Sunday, also of Carlisle; sons Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass, TX, and Thomas Frazier of Timpson; daughters Kelly Frazier and Kelsey Frazier, both of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky Carrol, Noah and Hannah Hollnagel; Chrissy, C. J., and Xander Hollnagel; Keith, Collan, and Guy Frazier; Colton Frazier, BryLee and BreeAnna Green; and Kayden Haessly.

Also surviving are mother-in-law Sherry Churchman Frazier of Timpson; brother-in-law Robert Frazier of Timpson; sister-in-law Linda Todd and husband Joe of Timpson; niece Lyndsay Williamson, her husband Kade, and daughter Lexis of Garrison; and nephews Jacob Todd and fiancee’ Leigh Patterson of Spring, TX, and Samuel Todd of Timpson.

Tammy Frazier was preceded in death by brother Doug Beard, son Dustin Hollnagel, and daughter Samantha Frazier.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements. 

Nicholas Szabo, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born November 8, 1924 in Divernon, Illinois to Louis Szabo and Elizabeth Molnar Szabo.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Szabo of Shelbyville; sons, John M. Szabo of St. Charles, Illinois, James R. Szabo of Cleveland, Ohio and Paul J. Szabo of Bethalto, Illinois; four grandchildren; one great grandchild and brothers, Alex Szabo of Tovey, Illinois and Joseph Szabo of Taylorville, Illinois.

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


1/04/2013

Jimmie LaRoyce Rushing, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at his residence. Grave side services were held at noon Friday, January 4, 2013 at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating.

He is survived by:

3 sisters: Cynthia (Anthony) Hooks of San Angelo, Texas
Benita Washington of Center
LaMika Rushing of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Darrel Rushing of Nacogdoches, Texas.

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

Earl Blackwell, 85, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1927 in Lubbock County to John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell. 

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. No funeral service is planned.

He is survived by
Sons:
Robert Doyle Blackwell of California
Keith Blackwell and wife, Angelie of Timpson
Kenneth Blackwell of Timpson
Mark Blackwell of Timpson

Daughter: Stella Teets Vaught and husband, James of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Keith Blackwell, Jr.
Justin Blackwell
Jeffery Blackwell
Denise Blackwell
Michelle Bridges
Kenneth Blackwell, Jr.
Jennifer Blackwell
Will Blackwell
Luke Blackwell
Marcus Blackwell
Billie Teets
Lisa Teets
Cody Teets

15 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Annie Bell Barnes of De Queen, Arkansas
Essie Squires of Shenandoah, Iowa

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell
Wife: Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell
Son: Jimmy Blackwell
Daughter: Betty Blackwell
8 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


Dorothy (Hendrick) Pate, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, January 04, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 05, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born October 7, 1926, in the Waterman Community of Shelby County, Texas, Dorothy Faye Hendrick Pate was the daughter of the late Elzie and Susie Anna (Green) Hendrick. She was married to Arvel Pate on December 20, 1941, in Center, TX. Dorothy was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Dorothy and Arvel lovingly reared five boys and four girls. Dorothy also found time for gardening flowers and vegetables. Being blessed with a “green thumb,” her children said she could even grow ivy on a rock or in the middle of a desert. But the main focus of her life was caring for Bubba, and her other children loved her for that.

Survivors include her sons David Pate and wife Debra, Danny Pate and wife Sue, and Timmy Pate and wife Cheryl, all of Timpson, and Jeff Pate and wife Cynthia of Kosse, TX; daughters Arlene Horton and husband Hal of Timpson, Susan Naron and husband Joe of Nacogdoches, Elaine Parker of Nacogdoches, and Pam Faussett and husband Jimbo of Timpson; sister Ada Essery of Timpson; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

Dorothy Pate was preceded in death by her parents Elzie and Susie Anna Hendrick, husband Arvel Pate, son Michael Eugene Pate, great granddaughter Megan Mason, son-in-law Butch Parker, and brother Kenneth Hendrick.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 2039 CR 1470, Center, TX 75935.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


1/03/2013

Kenneth M. McCarty, 64, passed away January 2, 2013 in Haughton, Louisiana. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11am at Aulds Funeral Home Chapel 7849 E. Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA. Mr. McCarty was born August 7, 1948 in Timpson, Texas and was a member of the Timpson Class of 1966. 

Funeral services for D. Ann Pinner Cain, 51, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bailey Alders and Reverend R.G. “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Houston County. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 4th at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cain was born July 26, 1961 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her residence. She was member of the Joaquin High School Class of 1979. She was a member of the Christian Life Center in Nacogdoches.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mitzi and Michael Norton and Ashley Faye Case, all of Nacogdoches; son, Evan D. Cain of Lufkin; grandchildren, Hailey, Haiden, and Hagan Norton; parents, Jerry D. and Joy (Kelsey) Pinner of Lufkin; brother, Ray Lynn Pinner of Lufkin; sister, Jerry Gail Pinner of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Cain and Gary Case.

Pallbearers will be Joey Landers, Chase Aldredge, Dylan Pinner, Colyn Pinner, Logan Pinner and Landon Pinner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center, 2604 N. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Prince W.M. Swindell, 99, of Shelby County passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Harker Heights, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 11am at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at the church from 9am to 11am. Prince Howard Cloudy will officiate with interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. 

Mr. Swindell is survived by:

Sons:
Earl M. Swindle of Houston
Charles (Mora) Swindell of Richmond, Texas
Earnest (Janet) Swindell of Missouri City, Texas

Daughters:
Retha Swindell of Baytown, Texas
Pamela (Richard) McClelland of Harker Heights
Donna Brown of Houston
Debra Carpenter of Missouri City, Texas
Dadra Campbell of Missouri City, Texas

19 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grand children

Sisters:
Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville, Texas
Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Texas

Brother: Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Texas

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


Mr. Leon Singleton, 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 1pm at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. David Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. 

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Cynthia Akilo of Longivew, Texas
Jacqueline Alexander of Lufkin
Charolette Singleton of Houston
Sharon Singleton of Houston
Sandra Singleton of Houston

Sons:
Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas
Michael Wayne Singleton of Houston

Sisters:
Fannie Holman of Longview, Texas
Georgia Mays of Logansport, LA
Sandra Sims of Logansport, LA
Elma Suell of Center
Ellen Garrett of Center
Billie Daniels of Center
Debra May Weather of Mansfield, LA

Brothers: 
Archie Singleton of Longview, Texas
Willie Jane Singleton of Longview
Verondean Singleton of Shreveport, LA

23 Grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

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


1/02/2013

Helen Morgan, age 60, entered into rest in San Augustine on December 29, 2012. She was born in Houston on September 4, 1952, to the late Sylvester J. and Christine (Gurney) Moszkowicz.

Mrs. Morgan served her Lord in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lufkin. She worked in the accounting section for local banks.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Randy Morgan of Broaddus; son Randy Thomas Morgan and wife Jennifer Christi of Broaddus; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Randy Wayne, Riley William, and Ryder Sylvester; sister Dorothy Summers of Porter; brother Dominik Moszkowicz of Lissie, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Christine Moszkowicz.

A Mass service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:00 A.M., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lufkin, with Father Francis O'Dowell officiating. A Rosary will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the church with visitation with the family following. Burial will be in the Broaddus Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers inlclude Robert Thomas Morgan, Randy Wayne Morgan, Arthur Ehmling, Larry Derkowski, John Allbritton, Bryan Moszkowicz, Daniel Moszkowicz, and Bradley Laskowski.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Broddus Cemetery Fund.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts. 


Dorothy Lowe (Culbert), 79 of Highlands TX, passed peacefully from this life, in her home, the night of December 28th after a long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Dorothy was born in Westchester, New York to Robert & Ida Culbert, but has been a Texan since 1976.

As an active member of Living Word Church, she continually found ways to serve God. Dorothy’s bible was never far from her. She loved to write scriptures and come up with new ideas/crafts for her Sunday school class. Her most cherished moments in life however, was the time spent with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren! Her hobbies included: crafts, games shows, baking, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by one brother Robert Culbert (Karen).

Three children (and spouses): Fred Lowe, Gerald Lowe (Susan) and Joseph Lowe (Melissa); Thirteen grandchildren (and spouses): Samantha Haas (BJ), Jackie Haas (Jay), Jessica Haas (Steve), Erica Haas, Crystal Lucky, Kristen Elliot (James), Michael Lowe, Timothy Lowe, Leah Williams (Randy), Nekayah Spence (Carl), Freddie Lowe, Christopher Lowe, & Robert Martin.

Twenty-one great-grandchildren: Conner Wiley, Jaycie & Jaxon Williams - Madison, Ethan, & Haidyn DeLeon - Gage & Giovanni Vera - Cody Haas - Kyle, Corbin, & Cameron Elliot - Jordan & Logan Williams - Brodie Sandoval, Ethan & Audrie Spence - Janie Lowe - Craig, Caydence & Chloe Dodds.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Lowe, Parents Robert & Ida Culbert, Brother Edwin Culbert, Son Robert Lowe, Son Walter Lowe, Daughter Dottie.

Friends and family will gather for a memorial service on Saturday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 at the Living Word Church in Highlands, TX. Pastor Lonnie Carroll will officiate.

Dorothy will be buried at Sterling White Cemetery in the Serenity Garden, located at 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road in Highlands, TX. 

Flowers and Condolences can be sent to Sterling White Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Sterling White Funeral Home.


Laverne Broyles, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 11, 1933 in Oklahoma to Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church. 

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele presiding.

She is survived by
Son: Tommy Broyles and wife, Pat of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Alleena Odom and husband, Bradley of Huxley
Sandy Broyles of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Evans of Timpson
Amber Evans of Huxley
Austin Evans of Huxley
Brianna Bunting of Tenaha
Allison Odom of Huxley
Colby Bunting of Blanchard, Louisiana

Sister: Thelma Harkness of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols
Husband: J.C. Broyles

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


Clovis Bruce Bittick, 65, of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 16, 1947 in Center to Jessie Clovis Bittick and Barbara Bell Bittick. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gerald Bittick, Brett Wagnon, Daniel Wagnon, Joel Wagnon, Barry Doggett and Tyler Reynolds. 

He is survived by 
Mother: Barbara Bittick of Center

Sisters:
Elaine Wagnon of Center
Marlene Doggett and husband, John E. of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Brett Wagnon of Center
Daniel Wagnon and wife, Sheila of Dallas
Joel Wagnon and wife, Janet of Center
Kimberly Reynolds of Center
Barry Doggett of Center

Great nieces and nephews:
Colton, Callie and Cora Busch
Noah and Luke Wagnon
Gracie Wagnon
Tyler Reynolds 
Megan Reynolds
Dillon Doggett
Maci Doggett

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jessie Clovis Bittick
Brother-in-law: Bruce Wagnon

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

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08/30/2010

Helen “Sandy” Heisel, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1927 in Thornton, Texas to Judge Ramsey and Cecil Webb Ramsey. Ms. Heisel was a member of First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Cecilia Amaya & husband Meliton of Houston

Son, Stan Heisel & wife Jenny of Terrell

Brother, Bob Ramsey & wife Ethel of Mt. Belvieu

Grandchildren:
Chris Hall, Carle Scott Hall, Ben Heisel, Hillary Heisel, and Brittany Hollon

Five Great Grandchildren

Cousin, Martha Wilson of Thornton

Aunt, Leona Wilson of Waco

She was preceded in death by:
Sons, Walter D. Heisel and Samuel D. Heisel

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


Betty Ruth Yarberry Crawford McDonald, 77, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1932 in Malta, Texas to Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Carthage. She was a life-long member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Auxiliary Gideon International. She was an Eastern Star member for over forty years. She enjoyed researching family history and created several books detailing her family genealogy. She was responsible for all the research for the historical markers for the Tennessee Methodist Church and the Tennessee Community Cemetery where she will be interred. She also enjoyed oil painting with many of her paintings decorating her home. She loved to share music and performed gospel music with the Unionaires in many nursing homes.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. William Everett officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband of 12 years, Bob McDonald of Carthage

Daughter, Debra Sampson of Gladewater

Sons:
Larry Crawford & wife Debbie of Carthage
Shannon Crawford & wife Sheila of Longview

Grandchildren:
Lindsey Sampson of College Station, Lisa Sampson of Gladewater, Dustin Crawford of Carthage, Kaycee Duckworth & husband Eric of Carthage, Samantha Crawford of Longview

Great Grandchild, Brylee Kay Duckworth, to be born in December

Brother, Tommy Yarberry & wife Virgie of Carthage

Sister, Sue Dempsey & husband Glenn of Carthage

Sisters-in-Law:
Billie Slaydon & husband Sam of Lufkin, Doris Keller of Shreveport

Brothers-in-Law:
Buddy Carroll of Louisiana, Roy Carroll of Louisiana, Paul Carroll of Louisiana, David Carroll of Louisiana, Billy Carroll of Louisiana

Also numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by: Husband of 29 years, Gerald “Tubby” Blane Crawford; Parents, Tobie Yarberry and Jettie Marie Williams Yarberry

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 83, Center, Texas 75935, or PO Box 393, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


08/29/2010

Michael "Mike" Tommie Cobb, 68, of the Fords Corner Community, passed away Saturday morning, August 28, 2010, at his residence.

Mike was born to Ruby Pearl (Ford) Cobb and Fred Eugene Cobb on August 22, 1942, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was employed as a Physicians Assistant working in the State of California, and was a writer and a Farmer.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the McMahan Chapel United Methodist Church in Sabine County, with interment following in the Tebo Cemetery in Sabine County. Bro. Randy Mills will officiate. Visitation will be Monday evening, August 30, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: Brother, Jesse Cobb and wife, Lola of Colleyville; nieces and nephews: Janiece Cobb Mantle, Daniel Gene Cobb, Stephen Michael Cobb, Karissa Cobb Bledshoe, Heidi Cobb, Trey Cobb, and Tyler Cobb and Robert Joyce.

Pallbearers will include: Andy Fuller, Tony Fuller, David Davidson, Danny Cobb, Stephen Fuller, and Tom Gilcrease.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Evelyn Leona Beasley Andrews, 89, of San Augustine, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010, in San Augustine.

Evelyn was born to Wilma Maggie (Bryan) Beasley and Virgil Ivy Beasley on November 15, 1920, in Ozark, Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 29, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Survivors include: Son: James Gary "Yogi" Andrews of San Augustine; Brothers: Robert Beasley of Montgomery, Alabama; Clyde Beasley of Ozark, Alabama; Leon Beasley of Ozark, Alabama and Royce Beasley of Ozark, Alabama Sister-in-laws: Voncile and her husband, Edward Newton of Orange; Syble and her husband, Alvin of San Augustine and Rachel and her husband, Howard Mitchell of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Wilma Beasley; Husband: James M. Andrews; Brothers and Sisters: Luther Love Beasley; Mary Jewell Turner; Willie Pearle Peacock; Kathlene Andrews and Ralph Beasley.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Bennefield, Julius Teagle, Andy Hardy, David Hardy and John Dwire and Steve Mitchell

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


08/28/2010

Graveside service for Elta Lorraine Pannell, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, August 30, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Rev. William Beaux Dickerson officiating. Mrs. Pannell passed away August 27, 2010, in San Augustine, TX.

Elta Lorraine (Perkins) Pannell was born December 6, 1922, in Allendale, Illinois. She was married to Bennie Lee Pannell, who preceded her in death on October 11, 1971. She was also preceded in death by daughter Gertrude Lois Crawford.

Survivors include her sons Gary Pannell and wife Sandra of Venus, TX, and George Pannell and wife Faith of Tyler, TX; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/24/2010

Jeanice Brimingham, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 1935 to Daniel H. and Ilda (Samford) Short.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daniel and Ilda Short.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Tulen Brimingham of Center
Son:
Jeffrey Wayne McCollum of Kemp
Daughter:
Cheryl McCollum Davis of Arlington
Daughter:
Melinda McCollum Blankenship of Athens
5 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren
2 Step-Daughters:
Lucinda Sue Shell of Colony
Minyon Laine Ridley of Tyngsboro, MA
Brother:
John Short & wife, Mary of Houston
Sister:
Danna Short Morgan & husband, Harry “Butch” of Whitewright, Tx
Pallbearers:
Jeremy Brown, Stephen Brown, Richard Boucharch,
 Zachary Davis, Dean Brimingham & Jimi Shell

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


James Edgar “Jim” Tindol, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 in Tyler. He was born April 4, 1941 in Center to James A. Tindol and Sarah Tindol-Schmidt. Jim served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Shane Whiteside, Joey Martinez, Gary French, James Evens, Damon Evans and Bobby Corder. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Moseley.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Kym French & husband Gary of Grapevine
Tammy Martinez & husband Joey of Irving
Debbie Jamison & husband Al of San Diego, California

Son, Jeff Tindol of Allen

Grandchildren:
Courtney Ruiz, Rebecca White, Wade Moseley, Eryn Stephenson, Kaytlin French, Joey Hennigan, Zac Hennigan, Skylar Jamison, and Matt Jamison.

Brother, Chuck Tindol of White Oak

Also a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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


Mrs. Lucille Fountain, 91, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
Lucille was born on August 6, 1919, in Shelby County, Texas, to James Add and Elizabeth Rector Hilliard .

Lucille was a lifetime member of Springhill Baptist Church. She loved reading her bible, entertaining company and enjoyed working at Memorial Hospital in the Housekeeping Department for over 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Ervin Fountain, sister, Juanita Kelly, brothers, Homer Hilliard, and Howard Hilliard.

She is survived by her sons; Ervin Gail Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Roy Gene Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandsons, Shawn Fountain and wife Kim of Garrison, Texas, Ryan Fountain and wife Racheal of Nacogdoches, Texas, Mike Fountain and wife Twyla of Zwolle, Louisiana, Byron Fountain and wife Lisa of Converse, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Tyler Fountain, Casey Forrest, Wesley Forrest, Katie Fountain, Bethany Fountain, Corey Fountain, and Drew Fountain; and a special niece; Macil Wheeler.

Memorial donations may be made to Springhill Baptist Church 1648 CR 384, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Bro. Don Chumley officiating. Intermwnt will follow at Swift Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas.


08/23/2010

Infant Daisy Lizette Hernandez, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Shreveport, LA .

Graveside Services are Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 4pm at Fairview Cemetery, in Center, TX with Carmelo Dominguoes officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 2pm until service time at Mangum Funeral Home

She was born August 22, 2010 to parents Cynthia Hernandez & Salvador Sanches.

She is survived by:

Mother:
Cynthia Hernandez

Father:
Salvador Sanches

Grandparents:
Alfredo & Maria Elena Sanches
Yesenia Vin

Aunts & Uncles: Estela Sanches, Mario Sanches, Eva Sanches, Albert Hernandez, & Gladys Hernandez

Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you."

Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford.

Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford's son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley, Linda, and Vicki B.

Memorials may be made to the Van and Loyce Samford Scholarship at SFASU Alumni Association, Box 6096 SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

"While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So, in life and in death, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jimmy Wayne Carroll, 58, of Center passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Shelbyville. He was born April 12, 1952 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll. Jimmy was an apostolic evangelist and a member of the Apostolic Church of God in Lewisville, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Watson & sons Chapel with Cletus Fitzgerald and Bill Higgenbotham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rebecca Carroll of Center

Daughters:
Anna Smith of Center
Jamie Smith of Center
Belinda Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Son, Timothy Carroll of Dyersburg, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Brandi Carroll, Ashley Carroll and Tim Carroll

Brothers:
David Carroll
Eddie Carroll
Jerry Carroll

Sister, Vera Shelton

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ralph Evesti Carroll and Rosa Lee Glass Carroll
Sister, Charlotte Carroll

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


Doris Hazel Williams McGilberry, 86, of Broaddus passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010, in Beaumont, Texas.

Doris was born to Arrener (Wagstaff) Williams and Elbert (Jack) Williams on November 16, 1923 in White City, Texas. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Lawrence McGilberry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton. Visitation will be held on August 24, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

Survivors include: Daughter: Linda Longino and her husband, Bob of Broaddus; Son: Glenn McGilberry and his wife, Donna of Silsbee; Sister-in-Law: Mary Williams of Lufkin; Grandchildren: Kevin Allbritton, John Allbritton, Coyt Longino, Ashley McGilberry and Christopher McGilberry, along with 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence McGilberry; her parents, Jack and Arrener Williams; sister, Gladys Tarver and brother, Belvia (Bill) Williams.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Ricky Tanton, Joey Whitmire, Kevin Allbritton, and Coyt Longino


Melba Youngblood, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. John Bender and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 10, 1917 to John Henry and Annie Catherine (Williams) Brown. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center and the Eastern Star for 50 years. Mother and Dad loved to fish and travel to the mountains, she loved going to Golden Harvest and the Senior Citizens Social Club. She loved flowers and loved her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Annie Brown, Husband, Joe Youngblood and Brother, Elvin Brown.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Janis Doggett & husband, Tommy of Center

Granddaughter: Sonya Parker & husband, John David

Great Grandson: Christopher “Joey” Parker & fiancé, Alesia Shubert

Great Great Grandson: C.J. Parker

Great Great Granddaugter: Michaela Leanne Parker

Special Friend: Pat Sherman

Numerous other relatives

Pallbearers:
Robby Parker, Wesley Parker, Jimmie Rey Youngblood, Dowell Youngblood, Wayne Mays and Ronnie Wilkins

Honorary Pallbearer: Jack Sherman

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


08/22/2010

Olga Hope (Johns) Edwards, age 95 of Center passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Family requested a cremation and no services are planned at this time.

Olga was born March 19, 1915 in New Orleans, LA to parents;
Dr. Foster Matthew Johns and Olga Caroline (Wenck) Johns who precede her in death. She retired from Sears and Roebuck after many years of service. Mrs.Olga Edwards was the oldest living member of the First Methodist Church in Tenaha.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Edwards, Sr.,
grandson, Christopher Edwards, sister, Louise Roth and special friend, James “Jimmy” Carter.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Olga “Ollie” McDonald & husband, Doyle “Buzz” of the Paxton Community
Joseph G. Edwards, Jr. of Center
Carolyn Mae Mayes & husband, Bill of Bryan, TX
Joanne Hope Johnson & husband, Rob of Pennsylvania

Daughter-in-law:
Rosalie Edwards of Metairie, LA

Grandchildren:
Charmaine Vines & husband, Jerry of Sugarland
Jared Kelley & wife, Minh of Hallsville
Suzanne Pareti & husband, Andrew of Metairie, LA
Kenneth Edwards & wife, Kellie of Metairie, LA
Jamie McCauley & wife, Leigh of Bryan
Jennifer McCauley & Scott Slater of Senaca, PA

Also 11 Great Grandchildren

Brother:
Foster Matthew Johns, Jr. and wife Elmiere of New Orleans, LA

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


08/20/2010

Homegoing Celebration in Honor of Mrs. Limmie Neale Eaden-Lister 79, of Center, Texas will be August 24, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas with Rev. R.L. Cotton Officiating. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery. Mrs. Limmie Lister was born June 5, 1931 in Center, Texas to Mr. McNeal & Mrs. Clabie Booth-Eaden. Mrs. Lister was a Retired Educator for the Shelbyville ISD. She was Married to the late Mr. Vinnie S. Lister who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lister Passed away August 19, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mrs. Lister is survided by 2 Sons Vernon Lister of Harker Heights, TX and Kenneth Lister of The Colony, TX; 1 Daughter Charlotte Lister-Ford of Sunnyvale, TX; Three Sistes Pauline Edwads of Center, Leacy Brown of Houston, and Learldine Earl of Victoria, One brother Dewall Eaden of Houston. Visitation will be Monday August 23, 2010 at the Sid Roberts Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon Until 5:00 P.M. Followed by a wake from 6:00 P.M. Until 8:00 P.M. at The Mt. Gillion Baptist Church Center, Texas.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted the the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home


Ora Lea Carroll, age 82 of Joaquin passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, August 23, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday morning from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. We will leave in a procession at 9:30am to Strong Cemetery.

She was born January 25, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to parents, Robert M. & Nettie O. (Estes) Chambliss. She is a member of the Joaquin Congregation of Jehova’s Witnesses.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Felix Carroll, parents; Robert & Nettie Chambliss, 2 sons; Johnny Mac Carroll & Danny Carroll, sister; Syble Heath and brother; Thomas Chambliss.

She is survived by:
3 Daughters:
Linda K. Carroll of Logansport, LA
Laura A. Sceife & husband, Mike of Shreveport, LA
Jackie S. Keith & husband, Jimmy of Lufkin

1 Son:
Stephen Carroll & wife, Connie of Joaquin

2 Daughters-in-law:
Betty Carroll of Joaquin
Susan Burke of Shreveport, LA

10 Grandchildren
14 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Bennie Chambliss & wife, Betsy of Joaquin
2 Sisters: Catherine McGee of Joaquin and Lois Hass & husband, T.J. of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Charlie Carroll, Gary Ray Barber, Jimmy Carroll, Derek Samuels,
John Price & Chris Price

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


Danny Carroll, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in Center.  He was born June 11, 1947 in Logansport, Louisiana to Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll.  Danny was a member of the East Texas Chopper Guys.

At the family’s request, Mr. Carroll has been cremated.  Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty Carroll of Joaquin

Son, Charlie Carroll of Joaquin

Daughters:
Danielle Smith & husband Mike of Center
Susan Carroll Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Sunshine Carroll, Cutter Smith, Cameron Carroll, Morgan Carroll, and Cody Martin

Brother, Steve Carroll

Sisters:
Laura Scaife, Linda McDonald, and Jackie Price

Also numerous other relatives

Special Friends:
Jerry Hunter
Rodney & Gearline Dean

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix Mack Carroll and Ora Lea Chambliss Carroll
Brother, Johnny Mack Carroll

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Jeanette Willoughby, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1946 in Shiner, Texas to Edwin Walleck and Hattie Riha Walleck.

At the family’s request, Mrs. Willoughby has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

She is survived by:

Husband, Billy C. Willoughby of Center

Son, Stephan Avary of Amity, Arkansas

Step-Sons:
Larry Willoughby of Houston
Billy G. Willoughby of Houston

Step-Grandchildren:
Cody Willoughby, Sarah Willoughby, Michael Willoughby, and Heath Willoughby

Sister, Sylvia Valerio of Katy

Brother, Dennis Walleck of Austin

Six Nieces, Two Nephews

Also numerous other relatives

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


Kathrine “Kathy” (Sherrod) Wilburn, age 69 of Vidor passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, August 22, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jacob Casey, Bro. Lamar Denby & Bro. Jesse Wright officiating.
Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Saturday, 3pm to 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

She was born September 14, 1940 in Shelby County to parents, Burnis Wright & Anna Lee (Andrews) Sherrod. She was a member of the Caney Creek Open Door Church in Vidor. Mrs. Wilburn worked for Vidor High School for 32 years where she was the Cafeteria manager.

She is preceded in death by her parents, B.W. & Anna Sherrod,
Husband, Kenneth Wilburn, Son, Randall Wilburn and an infant brother.

She is survived by:
Husband, Willard Philmon, Sr. of Vidor

Son, Ralph Wilburn & wife, Melissa of Vidor

Sister, Bonnie Kaemmerling & husband, David of Lufkin
Granddaughter, April Rene’ Wilburn of Livingston, LA
Step Granddaughter, Summer Nichole Lewis of Carthage, Mississippi
1 Great Grandson, Greg Harper, Jr.
4 Step-Children:
Willard Philmon, Jr. & wife, Glenda of Vidor
Mark Philmon, Sr. & wife, Pete of Vidor
Lynette Shafer & husband, Robert of Buna
Roy Philmon of Orange
Step Grandchildren:
Mark “Corky” Philmon, Jr. of Vidor
Nickie Philmon
Kayla Reed
Billy Woodward

Numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends

Special pet, her dog named Sassy

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


Nathan Glenn Robinson, 52, was born on January 26, 1958 to Lynn and JoAnn Robinson. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2010. He worked for 13 years at Grumann and for the past 12 years was employed by Port City Cabinet Works as a machinist. He was an avid fisherman. He loved bowling and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; son, William; son’s mother, Mary; and step-daughters, Jessica and Ashley. Nathan is also survived by his father, Lynn, step-mother, Dee; other mother, Peggy; sisters, Sandy, Lynda and Lisa, and their families; brother, Eric; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546.

The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Hebert officiating. He will be buried near his mother after a graveside service at Short Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 in Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or contact Lynda Sharp to donate to “William Robinson Trust”.

Condolences may be sent to the Robinson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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


08/18/2010

Billy Wayne Anderson of Joaquin passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. He was born July 26, 1955 in Center to Billy J. Anderson and Margie Lowe Anderson. Billy was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be David Sabart, Christopher Sabart, Randy Bonner, James Greer, Steve Permenter and Charles Ray Anderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Buren Lowe.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christie Anderson of Joaquin

Daughters: Cari Spinks of Waco; Angie Moore and husband of Midlothian

Grandchildren: Aiden more and Adleigh Moore

Mother: Margie Anderson of Joaquin

Brother: Charles Ray Anderson of Joaquin

Step-Sons:

David Sabart of Houston; Christopher Sabart of Hibbing, Minnesota

Aunts: Patsy Lowe of Joaquin; Bonnie Dicks of Nacogdoches

Uncle: Buren Lowe & wife Mary Ellen of Joaquin

Preceded in death by: Father, Billy J. Anderson

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


08/17/2010

Norma “Tump” Latham Stewart, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at a Henderson nursing home. She was born April 7, 1926 in Shelby County to William Pearl Latham and Annie E. Brittain Latham. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Elizabeth Stewart Haynes of Overton

Granddaughter, Tamara Haynes Rhoades & husband Charles of Overton

Great Granddaughter, Addison Klair Rhoades of Overton

Also a number of nieces & nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Pearl Latham & Annie E. Brittain Latham
Husband of 53 years, R.T. Stewart
One Brother, Three Sisters

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


08/16/2010

Graveside service for Kenneth Edwards, 53, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 19, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. J. W. Samford officiating.  Mr. Edwards passed away August 16, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 17, 1957, in Center, TX, Kenneth Edwards was the son of Effie Joy (Smith) Edwards and the late Jake Edwards.  He was a logger in the timber industry.

Survivors include his mother Effie Edwards of Timpson; sisters Jean McFadden of Timpson, Janis Kay Gregston of Nacogdoches, and Mary Kathy Myers of Nacogdoches; and  numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  In addition to his father Jake Edwards, Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Faye Fleming.

Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.  To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Our beloved Laura Marie Dunne, 60 of Austin was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 13, 2010. Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by Father; Phillip Joseph Hupy of Houston, Texas.

Survived by her Husband; Gary Miller, Daughter; Mary Dunne, Son; Phillip Dunne all of Austin, her Mother; Roberta Georgiana Hupy of Houston, Tx., 4 Brothers; Jim Hupy of Knoxville, TN., Blaise Hupy, Mark Hupy and Guy Hupy all from Houston, Texas

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


Norma McGhen Hutto, 57, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born January 23, 1953 in Nacogdoches to Leonard Belsha and Mertie Walker Belsha. Ms. Hutto was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Burns, Dan Hodge, Chris Dockens, Steve Channel, Mike McGhen, Dean Wright and Charles MCGhen. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Raymond, Carlton Harkness and Bill Whitley.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Pam Sowell & husband Michael of Center

Son, Charles McGhen of Center

Daughter, Misti Thornton & husband Richard of Campti, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Lynn Burns, Bethanie McGhen, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell, Brittanie Thornton, Mersadeez Thornton, Jazmin Thornton and Skylar Thornton.

Mother, Mertie Belsha of Center

Sister, Geraldine McGhen & husband Mike of Center

Nephew, Leonard Michael McGhen & wife Melissa of Center

Great Nephews:
Ashton Gaige McGhen of Center
Ethan Aaric McGhen of Center

Great Niece, Rebekah Paige McGhen of Center

Preceded in death by:
Father, Leonard Belsha
Husband, Arthur McGhen
Brother-in-Law, Paul McGhen
Grandson, Clayton McGhen

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


Elroy Yarbrough was born October 18, 1954 to Inez McClendon Yarbrough and the late Herbert Yarbrough. Elroy is preceded in his passing by brothers Herbert Lee and Floyd Yarbrough.

Elroy united with New Hope CME Church at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High school.

In 1975 Elroy joined hands in marriage to Diane Roberts and to this marriage one son was born. Elroy was a dedicated, loyal and loving family man. He was a full time son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend. He was a hard working and dedicated employee for the Weatherford Company of Timpson. He will truly be missed by all.

Elroy leaves to cherish his memory; a loving, loyal and dedicated wife, Diane Yarbrough ;a loving, loyal and dedicated son, Eric Yarbrough and wife Angela of Oklahoma;(special sons) Cedric Grace of Timpson and Terry Washington of Timpson, Roderick Grace, Remwick Wilkins, TaRay, MacShane, Demetris Mosley, Tyrez Scourton, Rodney Scourton, Tristian Evan, Dewayne Johnson, Roderick Roland of Timpson; daughter, Diane Christopher and James of Nacogdoches; (special daughter) Kelli Wadsworth of Oklahoma; his mother, Inez Yarbrough of Tyler; sister Margie Williamson and husband Roy of Tyler; brothers Willie D. Yarbrough of Timpson; Donald Yarbrough and wife Rose of Timpson; (special brother) Gerald Wayne Bruton of Timpson; Grandkids, Zedric Grace of Timpson, Jacob, Kiera Donavan and Aaryka all of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Bruton, Billy Wayne Thomas, Tracy Young, James Tutt, Kenneth Goodwin, Douglass Mosley.

Funeral Arrangements will be under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be August 14, 2010 at 1:00pm at New Hope CME church, Pastor Cedric Grace officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Timpson, TX.


08/14/2010

Martha McDaniel, 91 of Timpson, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service for Martha Bryan McDaniel was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.. Mrs.

Born September 3, 1918, in Holmes County, Florida, Martha McDaniel was the daughter of the late William Early and Callie Donna Birge Bryan. She was an accomplished seamstress and had designed many pageant dresses for girls in the Longview area.

Survivors include her daughters Opal Jean Slater and husband James of Altoona, Florida; Eloise Hanlon of Columbus, Georgia; Helen Gayle Pate and husband Robert of Timpson; and Vina Hilburn and husband Jerry of Timpson; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Martha McDaniel was preceded in death by her husbands, daughter Betty Joyce Lambert, her brothers, and her sisters.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/13/2010

Regina Lynn Sanders Lee passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 in Stockton, California. Regina was born April 9, 1962 to Jeffrie and Revatta Sanders in Center, TX. She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Oretha Sanders. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Stockton, CA. She is survived by:

Husband: William Lee of Stockton, CA
Children: Lamar Lee of Stockton, CA
Lamont Lloyd of Los Angeles, CA

Brothers: Jerry K. Sanders of Warner Robins, GA
Alvin Sanders of Stockton, CA
Johnny R. Sanders of Center, TX

Sisters: Laura Sanders of Oakland, CA
Linda Sanders Taylor of Nash, TX
Velma Jackson Young of Stockton, CA
Louise Westbrook of Big Spring, TX


08/12/2010

Donald Ray Belrose, 51, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born January 4, 1959 in Port Arthur to Robert Belrose and Martha Ruth Green Belrose. Donald loved to hunt. He also loved to work on guns and was a licensed gunsmith.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Robert W.& Martha Belrose of Center

Brother, Bobby Belrose & wife Charlotte of Lumberton

Nieces & Nephews:
Stoney Belrose, Shanique Belrose, and Jamie Belrose

Uncles:
Jimmy Belrose of Sardis
A.B. Belrose of Port Neches

Aunt, Bonnie Belrose of Sardis

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Uncle, Forrest Belrose

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


08/11/2010

Donald Jones, 61, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his residence.

A Private Family Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at Wimberly Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 6, 1949 in Shelby County to Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marvin Allen and IZ (Hughes) Jones, Sister, Barbara Jones Waller and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Billie & Mittie O’Rear.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Reneta O’Rear Jones of Huxley

Daughter: Natalie Jones Oswalt & husband, Kreig of Tenaha

2 Sons:
Joez Jones & wife, Stephanie of Shelbyville
Richard Allen Jones of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Melissa K. Jones, Rachel A. Jones & their Mother, Pam Goodwin
Kaleb & Karoline Oswalt
Dakota, Taylor, & Dallas Jones

Sisters:
Helen Sanford & husband, Oswald of Center
Billie Wall of Center
Patsy Peace & husband, Monk of Center
Jo Norris of Spring
Linda Foreman & husband, Bobby of Humble
Mary Walker of Center
Rose Jones of Center

Brothers:
Sammy Jones & wife Joy of Center
Bobby Jones of Center
David Jones of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Valerie & Mac Warren of Center

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Sammy & Yvonne O’Rear of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Tony Wall, Roy Peace, Micky Jones,
Rusty Jones, Matt Jones & Bruce Jones

In Lieu of Flowers family request donations can be made to one of the following Smith Cemetery Fund or Wimberly Cemetery Fund.

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


08/10/2010

Sheila Powell was born December 29, 1946 in Center, Texas and died August 4, 2010 in Beaumont, Texas after a short illness

She was a 1965 graduate of Shelbyville High School, atended SFA and was formerly employed by Southwestern Bell. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Nederland, Texas.

She is survived by Mike Faucheaux; parents James and Juanice Powell; brother Greg Powell of Shelbyville; brother and wife Tim and Donna Powell of Odessa, Texas; and two nephews.

A memorial is planned for the family in Port Arthur, Texas.


08/09/2010

Bettye Cox, 72, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010. She was born August 21, 1937 in Joaquin to Wilburn Hancock and Julia Huff Hancock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lafayette.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Hiram Thomas Melton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ernest Cox of Lafayette, Louisiana

Sons:
Wilburn "Buddy" Cox & wife Connie of Picayune, Mississippi
Philip Cox & wife Vickie of Spring

Grandchildren:
Ryan, Seth & Megan

Great Gradchildren:
Chloe & Bryce

Sister-in-Law, Bonnie Royal & husband Chan of Houston

Aunt, Ester Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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


Albert Cook, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 14, 1934 to Bryan and Helen (Mooney) Cook. He served the Air Force as a Staff Sgt for seven years. He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Bryan & Helen Cook of Washburn, Missouri, Beloved Wife of 50 Years, Barbara Ann Cook of Joaquin, Texas and Granddaughter, Katherine Cook of Brenham, Texas

He is survived by:
Brother: Donald Cook and Wife, Clara of Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Sister : Mary Ellen Duis and Husband, Loren of Fairbury, Nebraska

4 Children
Son: James Alan Cook, age 52 and wife, Rebecca of Brenham, Texas
Son: Johnny Bryan Cook, age 49 and wife, Angie of Troutman, North Carolina
Daughter: Loretta D’Ann Anderson, age 48 and husband, Robert of Houston, Texas
Son: Jerry Michael Cook, age 46 and wife, Annette of Joaquin, Texas

14 Grandchildren: (who called him Grandpa)
Jimmy, Bryan, Christopher, Kristina and Clarissa Cook of Brenham, Texas
J.T. & Cory Cook of Troutman, North Carolina
Aaron & fiancée Tina, Ashley & fiancée Angel, Adam and April Anderson of Houston, Texas
Andrea & husband, Brandon of Houston, Texas
Spencer and Marckus Cook of Joaquin, Texas

2 Great Grandchildren
Lexus Nicole and Leanna Grace of Brenham, Texas

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews

Family Requested Memorial Contributions be made to Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas, 75954.

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


Tommy William Pavlock, 48, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born November 8, 1961 in Houston to Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock. Mr. Pavlock loved to rebuild and race hot rods.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tony Henry, Carl Johnson, Joey Castillo, Christopher Vasquez, Robert Vasquez, and Matthew Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Channel, Tony Smith, Jr., Will Reynolds, Fred Spivey, and Nathan Cheshire.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Christina Channel & husband Shane of Tenaha
Tracey Pavlock & fiancé Will Reynolds of Center
Ashley Pavlock & fiancé Tony Smith, Jr. of Tenaha

Son, Thomas Pavlock & fiancé Brittany Harris of Tenaha

Mother of his Children, Felicia Haessly of Tenaha

Son-in-Law, Tony Henry of Tenaha

Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Raymond & Elouise Cruz of Conroe

Brother, Harold Pavlock & wife Jana of Westville, Oklahoma

Sister, Rhonda Poole & husband Jason of Caldwell

Grandchildren:
Alyssa, Brandon, Katelynn, Lindsey, Mackenzie, Kylie, and Riley

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herman Pavlock and Hallie Pettis Pavlock

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


Hoyt Wayne Cox, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his home. He was born December 1, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Larry B. Cox and Viola McCormick Cox. Mr. Cox was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jeff Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Pierce, Zach Mason, Adam Mason, Rob Becks, James Leggett and Jerry Swift. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Conley.

He is survived by: Wife, Joyce Cox of Joaquin

Special Companion, Pootie

Children;
Larry Cox and wife Cassie of Joaquin
Leslie Windham and husband David of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Nikki Cox, Jacob Cox, Lane BAtes, and Trace Windham

Sister, Regina Rivers and husband Kenneth of Zwolle, Louisiana

Brother-in-law;
Stanley Davis of Toledo Town, Louisiana
Bill Mason Jr. and Wife Stacey of Joaquin

Special Cousins; Callie Jean, Cootsie and Barbara

Also a host of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Larry B. and Viola Cox
Sisters, Dianne Davis and Wanda Cox

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


08/08/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand, age 72, of the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Hildebrand passed away on Sunday morning, August 8, 2010, in Henderson.

Clyde Dwayne “Cotton” Hildebrand was born on September 30, 1937, in Bluff City, Arkansas to Clyde Henry and Doris Jane Gillespie Hildebrand. He graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Arkansas and attended Draughn Business College in Shreveport. Mr. Hildebrand served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He worked for Don Griffith Construction for many years and later worked as a self employed oil field contractor before retiring. He had lived for the past 20 years in the Paxton Community, moving there from Carthage. Mr. Hildebrand was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jemima Hildebrand; and one brother, Bennie Hildebrand.

Mr. Hildebrand is survived by his son, Mike Hildebrand and wife Tracy of Carthage; his daughter, Connie Norris and husband Mike of the Old Center Community; four brothers, Larry, Melvin, Rex, and David Hildebrand; two sisters, Betty Henry and Phyllis Mann; four grandchildren, Aaron Boyce and wife Lisa, Heather Thompson and husband Robert Wayne, Curtis Norris, and Hannah Hildebrand; and one great-grandchild, Zoey Thompson. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mr. Hildebrand.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin McAlister, Todd Kirkland, Jay Blissett, Mike Norris, Daniel Mann, and Melvin Hildebrand.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter Office, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204.

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


08/06/2010

Donald Thornton, 59, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Memorial Health Systems in Lufkin.

Donald was born to Marie (White) Thornton and L.T. Thornton on July 19, 1951, in Center, Texas. He was an Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a devoted 25 year member of the Central Volunteer Fire Department,serving as Fire Chief for 20 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, interment will follow in the Macune Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Fire Department Chaplain Ross Black.

Visitation will begin Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 12 Noon up until 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972.

His survivors include: Wife: Jean Thornton of Lufkin; Sons: James Thornton and David Thornton, both of Lufkin; Daughter: Donna Thornton of Lufkin; Father: L.T. Thornton of San Augustine; Twin Brother: Ronald Thornton of Chireno; Ray Thornton of San Augustine; Lynn Thornton of San Augustine; Tom Thornton of San Augustine; Charles "Hoss" Thornton of San Augustine; Hollis Thornton of San Augustine; William (Bud) Thornton of San Augustine; Sisters: Ida Butler of San Augustine; Patsy Thornton of San Augustine; Mary Wall of Newton and Peggy Brown of Chireno; Mother-in-law: Vivian Cogbill of Jasper.

He was preceded in death in death by his mother, Marie Thornton in 1971.

Pallbearers Serving will be Members of the Central Volunteer Fire Department which include: Ernest "Shorty" Wilson, Dennis Cochran, Kevin Black, Angie Black, Garland Bates, and Justin Russell. Honorary Pallbearers will include the complete membership of the Central Volunteer Fire Department.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Jan McDonald, 68, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, August 5, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  She was born August 17, 1941 in Kilgore to Wilson Paul Almokary and Melba Lucille Cox Almokary.  Mrs. McDonald was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by: Husband, Kendall McDonald of Tenaha

Sons:
Billy Martin & wife Michelle of Austin
Keith Martin & wife Beverly of Tenaha

Daughter, Kenda Faires & husband Randy of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Brittany Martin, Logan Martin, Krystal Martin, Kaylan Martin, Kelly Martin, D.K. Faires, Cody Faires, and Jacob Faires

Sister, Debbie Keigley of Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Cousin, Gloria Dickinson of Longview

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Mable Lucille Packwood

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


0805/2010

James "Butch" Henry, 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his home. He was born June 7, 1949 in Shelby County to Howard Henry and Helen Newberry Henry. Mr. Henry was a member Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith, Jeremy Whitton, Monte Dale Griffith, Wyatt Wright, Micah Griffith and David Spratley.

He is survived by:

Wife, Fay Henry of Center

Daughter, Angela Tomlin & husband Daniel of Center

Son, Jamie Henry & wife Shellie of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Whitnee Tomlin, Marissa Tomlin, Hunter McSwain, Drew Henry and Macee Henry

Also a host of nieces and nephews

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


08/04/2010

Lawton Thompson, 82, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his residence.

No services are planned at this time. His wishes were to be cremated.

He was born July 1, 1928 in Eastland, Texas to Newton Thompson and Millie (Seabourn) King.  He worked for the US Postal Service for many years.  He served in the US Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Newton Thompson and Millie King.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mary Thompson of Huxley

2 Sons:
Mark Thompson of Athens
Mike Thompson & wife, Ruth of Blanchard, LA

Grandchildren:
Krystal M. Clements of Abilene
Rocky Joe Thompson of Cisco
Randy Thompson of Shelbyville
Anne M. of Bossier City

Great Grandchildren:
Tessa M. Clements of Abilene
Terra M. Clements of Abilene
Braden J. Thompson of Cisco
Adriana of Bossier City

Brother: Lelton Thompson of Abilene

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


Donald Wayne Moore, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Center nursing home. He was born March 8, 1939 in Palestine to E.E. Moore and Pearl Claiborn Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Roselawn Cemetery in Palestine with Bro. Rickey King officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Ronnie Moore of Lufkin
Don Wayne Moore & wife Regina of Center

Daughters:
Debbie Dement & husband Harold of Rusk
Donna Lanier of Rusk

Sister, Erma Bartee of Lake Jackson

Brothers:
Albert Oliphant of Alto
Harold Oliphant of Austin
Charles Oliphant of Tyler

Eight Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.E. Moore & Pearl Claiborn Moore
Brother, Clifford Moore and Howard Moore
Sister, Jean Gammage
Step Mother, Janey Moore

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


Loice Ann Gonzalez passed away July 21, 2010 in Tyler. She was born April 9, 1957 in Splendora to Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Ms. Gonzalez’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:

Son, Raymond E. Gonzalez & wife Nora of Joaquin

Daughter, Christine Ann Gonzalez & husband Cedric of Houston

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Bobby L. Fults passed away September 16, 2009 in Houston. He was born May 18, 1962 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Lloyd Fults and Ruth Elaine Fults.

Memorial services will be held from 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at The Senior Citizen Center in Joaquin. Afterwards, Mr. Fults’ cremains will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Sister, Betty Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida

Brothers:
Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida
Ricky W. Fults of Galveston
Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin
David L. Fults & wife Denise of Joaquin

Fifteen Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lloyd Fults & Ruth Elaine Fults
Nephews, Ricky Fults, Jr. and Andrew Loid Fults

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


Graveside service for Johnie Allen Parks, 54, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Pastor Charleston Johnson officiating. Mr. Parks passed away August 03, 2010, in Timpson.

Born March 12, 1956, in Houston, TX, Johnie Allen Parks was the son of the late Allen Curtis Parks and Joy Eldredge Parks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during Desert Storm, and was a flight engineer on KC-10’s.

Survivors include his sons Johnny Parks, Jr., and wife Nicole of Pflugerville, TX, and Shane Parks and wife Amber of Tulsa, OK; daughter Portia Johnson and husband Charleston of Timpson; mother Joy Eldredge Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; brother Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 8 grandchildren: Kayla, Jonathon, and Addison Parks; Braden, Gage, and Seth Allen Parks; and Jaden and Jaidah Johnson.

In addition to his father, Johnie Parks was preceded in death by his sister Donna Parks Bailey.

To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net.
Taylor Funeral Home 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/03/2010

Ariel Marie Williams, of Center, passed away August 1, 2010 at a Shreveport Hospital. She was born August 1, 2010 to Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams.

Graveside services will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Father Jose Louis Vidarte and Jerry Green officiating.

He is survived by:

Parents, Eric Glenn Williams and Rachael Nicole Francis Williams of Center

Grandparents:
Mary & Royce Williams of Center
Robert & Peggy Nichols of Center

Aunts & Uncles:
Justin Williams & Tori
Judd Nichols
Michael Nichols
Jaclyn & Doug Eaves

Cousins:
Ayden Eaves and Khloe Williams

Numerous Great Grandparents and other family members

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


Kenneth Hughes, 75 of Center, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born September 17, 1934 in Shelby County to Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathright Hughes. Mr. Hughes was the owner and operator of Hughes Wrecker Service, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, James Hagler, Jason Blunt, Tom Kimbro, Derek Barbee, and Bo Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Eaves and Zack Warr.

He is survived by:

Grandsons:
Terry Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittnay, Austin, Brittney, Tyler, Taylor, & Gracie

Brother:
Johnny Hughes & wife Jimmie of Jasper
Billy Don Hughes & wife Janice of Center
Richard Hughes & wife Rita of Center

Sister, Mary Grace Hughes

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Delores Hughes
Daughter, Tonja Sue Folsum
Parents, Theron & Thelma Hughes
Brothers: J.T., Jack, Alton & Bob

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


James David Agnew, 66 of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana died on Monday, August 2, 2010, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

He was born Thursday, October 28, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana,
 
He was a 32nd dgree Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Modell Agnew; step son, Ryan Wayne Neel.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Mitchell Agnew of Pleasant Hill, LA.; son, James  David "Bud"  Agnew II and wife Kate of San Diego , CA.; daughter, Tina D. Agnew Long  of Center, TX.; step-daughters, Shelli Neel Dockens and husband Donald of Robeline, LA, and Angela Neel Free of Belmont, LA.; grandsons, Cason Lane, Trevor Wade Dockens and Logan Ryan Free; granddaughters, Sierra Nicole Dockens, Alexis Paige Free, and Hilary Savannah Neel; aunt, Lolette Agnew Balkom of Huntsville, TX; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Manshack and Rev. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, LA.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com


Billie Joe Sapp Sr., 77, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010, in Conroe, Texas. Billie was born Saturday, June 24, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, to the late Luther Sapp and Mamie (Fleming) Sapp. Billie was preceded in death by his daughter, Lu Leatice Sapp.

Billie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Maxyne Sapp; children, Mayre Beaty and husband Joe of Huffman, TX and Billie Joe Sapp, Jr. of Huffman, TX, grandchildren, Misti Beaty Sak and Brian, David Sapp and Rachel, Dustan Sapp, Kristi Beaty Bell and Christopher, Rhonda Sapp Mitchell and Kenneth; great grandchildren, Lilly Sak and Landon Sapp. Numerous other loving family members and friends.

Visitation for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service for Billie will be held at Neal Funeral Home, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow in the Huffman Cemetery in Huffman, TX. Johnny Price officiating.

Pallbearers will be Russell Thompson, Les Wooley, Robert Beaty, Marvin Sikes, David Plunkett and Randy Herndon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimbo Williamson, Roy Wooley, James House and Buck Sloan.

All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas.


08/02/2010

Barry Charles "Chuck" Nance was born in Grand Saline, Texas, on April 15, 1947, to James and Winnie (Ponder) Nance. He entered into rest in San Augustine, Texas, on August 1, 2010, attaining the age of 63 years, 3 months and 17 days.

Chuck was a member of Antioch Church of God. During the Vietnam war he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #9313 in San Augustine and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Antioch Church of Christ in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw and Darwin Roraback.

His survivors include: Daughter and Son-In-Law: April Franco and her husband, Jeremy of New Orleans, La; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Kenneth Nance and his wife, Shannon of Jefferson; Children of whom he raised: Crystal Foshee of Natchitoches, La; Marty Hutto of Natchitdoches, La; Priscilla Bynog of Natchitoches, La; Parents: James & Winnie Nance of San Augustine Brothers; Frank Nance and his wife, Joann of San Augustine; Kenneth Nance of San Augustine; John Nance and his wife, Phyllis of Jefferson; Sister: Wendy Looney and her husband, Andy of Jefferson, along with 10 grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Samantha Myrle Moore, 41, of Center, passed away Saturday July 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.  She was born August 18, 1968 in Houston to James Barron Moore and Jerrie Ann Chandler Moore.  Ms. Moore was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Travis Moore, Randy Allgood, Bobby Allgood, Austin Gregory, Tom Chandler II, and Larry Allgood.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bishop and James Mangan.

She is survived by:

Mother, Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center

Son, Yance Flores of Center

Fiance, Vincent Longoria of Palacios

Sister, Carrie Lynn Moore of Center

Nephew, Matthew Trevino of Center

Niece, Savannah Trevino of Center

Great Niece, Haeli Frances Gregory

Aunts & Uncles:
Evelyn Frazer, Tom Chandler, Noble Chandler, Alice Ansley, Ruth & Jack Bishop, Dennis & Sandra Moore

Cousins, Travis , Lisa, Bobbie Ray, Janet Darlene, Cynthia, Terrie Lynn, Mona Frances, Bobby L., Larry, Randy, Tom Curtis, Candy and Allison.

Preceded by:
Father, James Barron Moore
Grandmother, Myrle Chandler
Yance’s Father, Timothy Duane Flores

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


08/01/2010

Janet Brown, 61, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday August 1, 2010 at her home. She was born March 11, 1949 in Houston to Robert Dale Gumm and Geneva Nash Gumm.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs.

She is survived by:

Husband, Johnny Mack Brown of Tenaha

Son, Brad LeRoi Willis of Pearland

Daughters:
Shannon Trinette Ritter of Atascosita
Amber Janea Savoy of Pearland
Amy Dawn Kennedy of Searcy, Arkansas
Kim Michelle Headley of Stuttgart, Arkansas

Ten Grandchildren

Mother, Geneva Gumm of Tenaha

Sister, Patricia Ann Lindsey of Marianna, Arkansas

Also a number of other relatives

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


Frances Marie (Jones) Reynolds, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with D.J. Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 3, 1924 to Forrest and Ora (Sumner) Jones. She was a member of the James Church of Christ Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Forrest and Ora Jones, Husband, Raymond Reynolds, Daughter, Diana Reynolds and Brother, Eiland Jones.

She is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law: Elaine & Clyde Hussey of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren:
Laura & Eric Southward of Cedar Hill
Mona & Daniel Dixon of Bethany, LA
Scott & Missy Winkler of Sheveport, LA
Bert Winkler, Jr. of Shreveport, LA
Brian & Stacy Winkler of Shreveport, LA

Number of Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Graveside service for Marie Horner Shackelford, 84, of Texarkana, TX, formerly of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 02, 2010, in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Mrs. Shackelford passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Texarkana, TX.

Born December 11, 1925, Texarkana, TX, Marie Laverne (Horner) Shackelford was the daughter of the late Parvin and Alpha (Chandler) Horner. She was married to Winfred Shackelford, who preceded her in death on January 27, 1993. She was a homemaker who also worked as a secretary. She was a talented artist and gardener and attended Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brother Bill Horner and wife Mildred of Texarkana, TX; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Monday, August 02, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975 is in charge of arrangements


07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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

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07/31/2010

Jasen Graves, 21, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Joel Graves and Carol Liker Graves. Jasen was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Father, Joel Graves of Shelbyville

Mother, Carol Thomas and husband Pat of Covington, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jennifer Graves of Shelbyville
Jessica Gentry and husband Jonathon of Round Rock

Brother, Jordan Graves of Shelbyville

Grandmothers;
Betty McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood
Frances Weaver of Center

Great Grandmother, Velma Smith of Center

A host of other family and friends

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


07/30/2010

Services for Ruby Peacock, 93, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends James Boatman and Paul Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Overton Cemetery. Mrs. Peacock died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Kensington, Maryland.

She was born November 9, 1916 in Center, Texas. Ruby Grimsley Peacock attended Crocket Public Schools. She and her husband Walter C. Peacock lived in Center, Texas where she attended business school and worked for AAA office. Their family moved to the Overton/Kilgore area in 1944. Ruby was a member of the First Pentecostal Church where she at one time had 14 years of perfect attendance. She worked at Nardis of Dallas in Kilgore as a seamstress.

Mrs. Peacock is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Beth Peacock of Longview, Texas; three daughters, Delia Russell and her husband Paul of Cypress, Texas, Shelia Peacock of Pasadena, Texas, Eltonette Proctor of Kensington, Maryland; two brothers, Choron A. Grimsley of Center, Texas, Weldon Grimsley of Longview, Texas; one sister, Melba Williams of Center, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-granddaughters as well as nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by her daughter, Melva Gail Peacock on February 21, 2008 and her husband, Walter Cohan Peacock on October 26, 1981.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 6-8 p.m.

Please leave online condolences www.raderfuneralhome.


Ward Allen Sims, Sr., 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 2, 1926 in Shelbyville to Frank Sims and Beatrice Huntington Sims.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Dreka Pentecostal Church with Rev. Kerry Green, Rev. Barry Rankin and Rev. DeWayne Sims officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Chris Vaughn, J.C. Cagle, Carl Davis Smith and Larry Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 Years, Lou Roderick Sims of Shelbyville

Sons:
Allen Sims & wife Deborah of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Randy Sims & wife Mary of Shelbyville
Bennie Sims & wife Barbara of Shelbyville

Daughter, Margie Estes & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister, Shirley Sutton & husband John of Jacksborough

Brother-in-Law, Earl Roderick of Houston

Sister-in-Law, Helen Roderick of Houston

Grandchildren:
Melody Vaughn & husband Chris of Shelbyville
Brent Sims & wife Melinda of Center
Dewayne Sims & wife Crystal of Woden
Jeremy Sims of Shelbyville
Jamie Dutton & wife Angie of Humble
Josh Dutton of Shelbyville
Rick Foehner & wife Kelly of Shelbyville
Scott Sims & wife Kaitlyn of Center
Elizabeth Harvey & husband Steven of Shelbyville
Gina Holly of California
Osha Meyers & husband Danny of Joaquin
Ashley Weir & husband John of Joaquin
Tiffany Estes of Joaquin
Andrea Estes of Joaquin

Special Grandchild, Brittany Lumus of Nacogdoches

Also numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Beatrice Sims
Son, Howard Sims
Brothers, Truman Sims & Frank Sims, Jr.
Sisters, Clausell Owens, Audie May, Nelva Stennett, Melba Shade and Blanche Sims
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/29/2010

Rick Dwayne "Richy" Oliver, Sr., 42, of Timpson, TX, passed away July 29, 2010, in Bronson, TX.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 2, 2010, at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, with Bro. E. J. Adams and Bro. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.

Born July 24, 1968, in Carthage, TX, Rick Oliver, Sr., was the son of the late Riley Bryant Oliver, Jr., and Audrey (Williams) Oliver. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1986, had worked as a parts manager for Foretravel in Nacogdoches, and was currently employed with Cobb Vantress, Inc. in Timpson. Ricky was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his children Rick Oliver, II, Chris Oliver, and Jessica Oliver, all of Timpson and Nicholaus Oliver of Woden, TX; mother Audrey Oliver of Timpson; sisters Cindy Root and Arvin Mackey of Timpson, Laura Drummond and husband Jerald of Houston, and Sara Barrett and Calvin Haynes of Timpson; special nephew Larry Barrett and fiancee’ Kimberly Zamora; special nieces Elizabeth Barrett and son Kyler Dupree and Melanie Martin; Angie Kimbro, mother of Rick, Chris, and Jessica; and numerous other relatives.

Ricky Oliver was preceded in death by his father R. B. Oliver, brother Riley Oliver, III, grandparents Ervin and Ruth Williams and Bryant and Bessie Oliver, uncle Marvin Williams, and special friend Dustin Brown.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


07/27/2010

Graveside services for Jack Neil Thompson, age 71, of Center, formerly of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 4:00 pm Monday, August 2, 2010 at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville with Rev. William Mims officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Mr. Thompson passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 in Center.

He was born March 2, 1939 in Jacksonville, TX.

Mr. Thompson served in the U. S. Navy, was former pastor and member of Bethel Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX. and was an electrician.

He is preceded in death by his mother and step father Willie Mae and Noah Pierce and father Thad Thompson.

Survivors include children Sharla Mae Thompson of Center, John Joseph Thompson of Center, Jack Nathan Thompson of Arizona and Wesley Neil Thompson of Virginia; grandchildren Jax Alexander Turner and Jaeson Arron Turner, both of Center, Jeremy Nathan Thompson of Arizona, and Danielle Elizabeth Thompson of Arizona.

The family will receive friends at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville the day of the service.


James Perry Parker, 65, of Center passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in Houston after a lengthy battle with Crohn’s Disease. He was born December 6, 1944, in Center to Heber C. Parker and Sallie Y. Parker. He was a graduate of Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a past member of the Center Lion’s Club, JC’s, American Heart Association and in 1980 was named Young Citizen of the Year by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

In 1986, he became the sole owner of Parker Brothers Motor Company.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe B. Hooker, Jay Watlington, Darrell Scruggs, Steve Scruggs, John R. Smith, David Scruggs, Reese Doggett, Justin Doggett, David Young and Jimmy Mobley.

He is survived by:
Wife of 28 years, Anne Parker of Center

Son, Brandt Parker and wife Lisa of Austin
Daughters: Lisa Marie Parker of Center; Ashley Parker of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Grandsons: Hunter & Hudson Parker of Austin

Sister: Nancy Parker Pederson and husband Paul of Waco
Aunt: Ellen Love Burrows of Austin
Uncle: Heartsill Young of Fredericksburg
Sister in law: Pat Scruggs and husband David of Deer Park
Brother in law: Reese Doggett and wife Tracy of Houston

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
One special friend, Renee Hubbard of Center
One special niece, Tracy Scruggs of Deer Park

He will be missed by all but will live forever in our hearts.

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


07/25/10

Dewitt Talmage Hite, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Center. He was born June 15, 1916 in Oil City, Texas. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Hite was a member of McClelland Community Church and VFW post #8904.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, July 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Shelby County VFW Post # 8904.

He is survived by: Wife of 74 years, Nira Ivada Hite of Center

Grandchildren: Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston; Michelle Minnick and husband Kurt of Houston; Maurice Tipton and wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Nineteen Great-Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers: Harlan F. Adams of Center; O. F. “Butch” Adams of Shelbyville; James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Sister-in-law, Allie R. Hughes

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton; Son-in-law, Bobby Tipton; Granddaughter, Lisa Marie; Grandson, Richard Tipton
Brothers: Henry D. Hite and Charles Cleburne Adams; Sisters: Frances Courtney and Murlene Baker

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


07/26/10

Memorial graveside service for Robert Howard Hoover, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Dixon Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Mr. Hoover passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born December 20, 1934, in LaRue, TX, Robert Howard Hoover was the son of the late Vadis Howard and Ethel Ophelia (Frazier) Hoover.  He was a graduate of Timpson High School, served in the U.S. Army, and was a pipeliner.

Survivors include son Robert Glen Hoover and wife Karen of Gary, TX; daughters Lisa Geiser and husband George of Branson, MO, and Cheryl Pate and husband Timmy of Timpson; 5 stepchildren: Jerry, David, Eddy, and Kenneth Spurlock and Sudie Jordan; 6 granddaughters: Hanna, Emily, and Melissa Hoover, Rachel and Heather Geiser, and Chelsea Pate; sister Martha Sparks of Timpson; and numerous other relatives.  In addition to his parents, Robert Hoover was preceded in death by wife Sue Hoover.

To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net.  The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


07/25/10

Margaret Nell Cammack Russell, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 2, 1920 to Dudley D. and Myra (Horn) Cammack. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dudley D. and Myra Cammack, Husband, Simon Russell and Sister and Brother-in-law, Melba and Eric Forbis.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Dudley Russell and wife, Lisa of Katy
Larry Russell and wife, Barbara of Center
Glynn Russell and wife, Sandra of Center

Daughters:
Harriett Russell of Center
Paula Thurmond and husband, Ron of Sugarland
Vicky Russell Hudson of Center
16 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Special Care Givers: Shelia Dixon, Ruth Samford, Audrey Sipes and Ruby Dellinger

Pallbearers: Randy Russell, Dillion Windham, Bret Windham, Gerald Parker, Rodney Collette and Michael Neuwirth

Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Russell, Guy Forbis, Frankie Fitzgerald, Jim Forbes, Travis Tucek, Zack Warr and John Walker

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Center or the Clever Creek Cemetery Fund.

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


07/24/10

Lela Marshburn, age 96, passed away in Twin Lakes Care Center, Saturday, July 24, 2010. She was born in San Augustine County to Thomas Huntington and Irema (Ray) Smith, on September 14, 1913.

Mrs. Marshburn was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jr. Service League of Houston and a member of First Baptist Church of Humble. She was a former resident of San Augustine.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chet Hensley officiating. Burial will be Monday July 26, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

Left to cherish her memories are her son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Pat Marshburn of Humble.

Her grandchildren Tad Marshburn and Kathy of Houston; Jody Marshburn and Veronica of humble; Holly Langford and Glenn of Sugarland; Elizabeth Correll and Phil of Medina; Tommy Marshburn, Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren

Visitation will be Saturday evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/23/10

Jeanette Bush Brothers, 70, passed away July 23, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 29, 1939 in Center to S. E. “Special” Bush and Willie Mae Kimbro Bush. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Brothers was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gerald Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bush, Steven Bush, Randy Bohannon, Tommy Shiflett, Cheyenne Moore and Gary Snider.

She is survived by: Mother, Willie Mae Bush of Center

Daughters:
Peggy Watlington and husband Jasen of Huxley
Penny Jones and husband Wayne of Center

Son, Wayne Gaylon of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Roni Goodwin and husband Jody, Brandi Shiflett and husband Tommy,  Lacy White, Elizabeth Watlington, Linsey Watlington, Gage Watlington, Nathan Jones, Kylee Jones, “Tootie Bug”, Braydon Howard

Seven Great Grandchildren

Brother: Don Bush of Timpson

Special Friend: Jack Mitchell

Preceded in death by: Father, S. E. “Special” Bush, Granddaughter, Dayna Howard, Brother, Ronnie Bush

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


07/22/10

Mr. Clay Elton Byley, age 24, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life early Wednesday morning, July 21st, 2010, in a automobile accident in San Augustine County, Texas.

Clay was born to Pam (Taylor) Graham and Gary Byley on July 8, 1986, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He was employed as a Emergency Room Registration Clerk for Memorial Health System in Lufkin. He was a member of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church.

Graveside Funeral Services will held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Byley Family Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Leo Wright and Brandon Wiggins. Visitation will be Friday evening, July 23, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.
Survivors include: His mother: Pam and Charlie Graham of Lufkin; Father: Gary Byley and Vicky Forse of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-Parents: Tommy and Belinda Welch of Pineland; Sister: Brandi Byley of the Chinquapin Community, (San Augustine County); Grandparents: Britt Jolley of Brownwood; and Herbert and Paula Byley of the Chinquapin Community (San Augustine County); Step-sisters: April Mills of Lumberton; Natasha McClelland of Pineland; Kim Whitmire of Pineland; Step-brother: Jonathan Ansley of Brookeland; and cousin: Pam Mott of Dam B, Texas (Jasper County, Texas), along with numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, and  nieces.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/20/10

James Clark Sullivan, 71, of Broaddus, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, in Shreveport.

He was born to the late Flossie (Ponder) Sullivan and Robert Sullivan on October 18, 1938, in Diboll, Texas. He was employed as a Logger in the Timber Industry.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 20, 2010, and continue till 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

His survivors include: His wife: Mary Sullivan of Broaddus; Sons: James Clark Sullivan, Jr. of Kirbyville, and John Wayne Sullivan of Broaddus. Grandchildren: Cory Daniel Sullivan, Johnathon Sullivan, Amber Sullivan Walker, Jennifer Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan and Morgan Sullivan; Sisters: Hazel Lewis and her husband, Tom of Tyler; Helen Wallace of Junction; Opal Thacker and her husband, Charles of San Augustine; Ovis Wallace of Broaddus; Evelyn Davis and her husband, Doyle of Broaddus; Lorine Sullivan of Houston; Christine Humble of Broaddus and Brenda Riggs and her husband, Henry of Many, La.; Brothers: Don Sullivan and his wife, Tina of Broaddus and Roger Sullivan of Houston

He is preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Sullivan, a daughter, Dolores Sullivan and a son, Brad Sullivan

Pallbearers will be Paul Weatherford, Brent Weatherford, Brock Weatherford, Timothy Weatherford, Timmy Bryan, Wesley Sullivan, Richard Dominey, and Billy Riggs

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/20/10

Eula Mae Wilson, 90, of Diboll, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 in Lufkin. She was born January 7, 1920 in Center to John Thomas Bush and Mary Ethel Williams Bush. Ms. Wilson was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Moore officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Mary Ingram & husband Dr. Woody Ingram of Diboll

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Carlyle & husband Dr. Trent Carlyle of Katy
Trey Russell Wood Ingram III & wife Calista of Edmond, Oklahoma

Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Joseph Nathanial Wilson

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


07/20/2010

Kiley Brynn Dearman, age 2 months and 11 days, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 5, 2010 in Crockett, TX to Parents, Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman and Ashley Holloway.

She is preceded in death by her Great Grandparents, Roy Edward Holloway, Andrew Charlie Johnson Jr. and Nancy Elaine Johnson and Cousin, Destiny Paige Holloway.

She is survived by:
Parents:

Spc. Matthew Shane Dearman & Ashley Holloway of Center

2 Brothers:
Jared Mikal & Andrew Riley

Grandparents:
Rita & Wayne Carter of Converse, La
Robert & Rhonda Holloway of Center
Tia Sanchez
James Dearman of Mississippi

Special Great Uncle & Great Aunt:
Nan & Pop

Aunts and Uncles:
Lacretia, Corey, Robby, Jennifer, James, Niki, Thomas, Jamie & Javey,
Jeremy & Dandi, Anita & Bobby and Krista & Michael

Great Grandparents:
Travis & Dorothy Broadway of Center
Maurene Hooper of Reklaw
Evie Holloway of Center

Special Friends:
Ashley Campbell and  Kassie Shields
Numerous cousins, relatives and friends

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


Christine Marie “Chris” Lee, 60, of Timpson, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born December 25, 1949 to James A. McBoom and Patricia (Rigby) Vaughn.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James McBroom and Patricia Vaughn, Sisters, Kathryn Joyce Shouse and Sheryl and Grandmother, Odelle McBroom.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Cleve Lee of Timpson
5 Children:
Raeanne Williams of Timpson
Christina Davis & husband Carl of Timpson
Tawnia Parker of Angleton
Thomas Lee of Timpson
Cleve Aaron Lee of Timpson
Grandchildren:
Benjamin Williams
Jonathan Williams
Daniel Davis
Rachel Rebels
Zeck Parker
Sisters:
Gail Estes of Nacogdoches
Kathy McBroom Dallas
Sharon Sue Branstein of Dallas
Carolyn Wallace of Etoile
Patty Sue McBroom of Palastine
Uncles:
Alton Rigby of Nacogdoches
Earl Rigby of Huffman
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


07/19/2010

Beatrice Dutton Jacobs, 75 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 27, 1934 in Center to Clifford R. Denby and Versie Viola Denby. Ms Jacobs was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Church out of Shelbyville, with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Matthew Miller, Robbey Dutton, Shain Dutton, and William Dutton.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Susan Sanford and Richard Fausett of Center

Son: Ricky Dutton of Center

9 Grandchildren:
Jamie Dutton
Josh Dutton
Tracy Williams
Misty Parker
William Dutton
Krissy Craig,
Robbey Dutton,
Destani McSwain
Shain Dutton

Step-Grandson, Matthew Miller

Brothers:
Jack Denby and wife Shirley of Tenaha
Bruce Denby and wife Carolyn of Gary

Special Daughter-in-laws:
Mary Dutton Sims of Shelbyville
Laurie Miller of Center
Sondra Dutton of Shelbyville

She is preceded in death by:
Sons: James Dutton, Billy Dutton, and Bobby Dutton
Brothers: Weldon Denby, and Clifford Denby, Jr.
Husband, Howard Dutton

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


07/16/2010

Doris Bush Dickey, age 85 of Center, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010.

Services will be 3pm Sunday, July 18, 2010, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6pm until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Doris was born July 30, 1924 in Joaquin to parents, William Thomas Hinton & Virgie Ann ( Taylor ) Hinton. She was a member of A New Beginning Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; William Thomas & Virgie Ann Hinton, husband; Douglas Bush and husband; Thomas Dickey, Jr., son; James Bradford Bush, grandson & his wife; Jon & Misty Bush, great granddaughter; Macy Bush, sister; Syble Hooper, and brother; Warren Hinton.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law: Taylor & Joann Bush of Joaquin
Daughter & Son-in-law: Mary Ann & Herbert Daw of Center

Grandchildren: Nichole Bush Strauss & husband, Jeff of Maryland; Joseph Bradford Bush of Center

Great Grandchildren: Jona & Megan Strauss of Maryland

Sister: Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Brothers: T.O. Hinton & wife, Bobbie of Beaumont, Jimmy Hinton & wife, Margie of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Waylon Griffith, Steve Tinkle, Randy Hogue, Joe Biggars, Joseph Bush,
Walter Walla, James Mills, Albert Axen, Ed Bush, Richard Hinton, Joe McSwain & M.J. Duke

Family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation, 7756 St. Hwy. 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954

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


07/15/2010

Charles Wayne Boster, of Haughton, LA., passed away.

Services to celebrate the life of Charles Wayne Boster will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm with pastors Mike Anderson and Johnnie Allen officiating. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Dixie Inn at 5:30 pm.

Charles was a member of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA. He was born in Providence, KY, and was a graduate of Athens State College, Athens, AL, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He served as minister of education and administration at various churches in Georgia, Illinois, and Texas. He also served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Center, TX, and as pastor of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. A talented church administrator and religious educator, Charles fostered a passion for the people with whom he served in his community.

Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Sirten, and his parents, Spaulding Davis and Anna Belle Blades Boster.

He is survived by his second wife, Penny Ambrose Boster; two sons, Scott (Mari) and Stephen (Sally) and one stepson, Scott (Rachel) Adams; thirteen grandchildren: Tiffany, Michael, Kimberly, Nicholas, Christopher, Matthew, Samantha, Jessica Boster of Antelope, CA; Joshua and Jack Boster of Kansas City, MO; Hannah, Sydney, and Zachary Adams of Shreveport, LA; brothers, Don Boster (Joanne), Madison, AL and Ken Boster (Mary), Hartselle, AL; sisters, Dorothy Knight (George), Smyrna, TN, Juanita Blair (Randy), Cullman, AL, Karen Nichols, Sheffield, AL, Shirley Hallman (Elvis), Hartselle, AL, and Terri Shelton (Ricky), Hayden, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’s honor may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses at Willis Knighton Hospital and Promise Hospital for their kindness and care to Charles and the family during these past months.

Pallbearers will be members of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.


Paul A. Hudson, 60, of Dallas passed away on July 12, in Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Hudson; daughters Paula Hudson and Lauren Cofino; grandson Santiago Confino; and, brothers Fred and William Hudson.

No services will be held. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at 14114 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 390, Dallas, Texas 75254.


07/14/2010

Funeral service for Mr. Ernest Bennett (61) of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, ,1:00p.m. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Ernest Bennett died Thursday June 24, 2010.

Survivors: Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett
(3) Daughters: Tyronda Sharp, Shelitra Ware, & Shaquanna Lathan of Center
(1) Brother: Ervin Lee Bennett, Center
(5) Sisters: Lylia Ann Pennington, Hattie Mae Taylor, Ella Bennett, Cheanette (James) Lowe , Frances Mae Pilot(Chris)


07/14/2010

A memorial service for Mrs. Donna Hudson Stewart, 53, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Russell officiating.

Mrs. Stewart passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in Nacogdoches.

She was born on October 4, 1956, in Center, Texas to Fred Hudson, Jr. and Kathleen Covington Hudson.

Donna grew up in Center, Shelby County, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in 1975. She attended college at Sam Houston State University graduating in 1979. Donna married Don Stewart on February 16, 1988 and he survives her.

She had many things she enjoyed in life. Hosting gatherings of friends and family where she placed a special emphasis on making it a memorable occasion for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, painting and good music as well. Donna's greatest enjoyment came from her husband, Don and her son, Jason. Her love for her family was unconditional and knew no limits. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Bailey, and was eagerly anticipating the birth of Jason and Jaclyn's twins this fall. Donna's favorite song was "Unforgetable" by Nat King Cole. Her favorite lines from this song were "That's why darling it's incredible that someone so unforgetable thinks that I am unforgetable, too." She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches.

Donna is survived by her parents, Fred and Kathleen Hudson; her husband, Don Stewart of Nacogdoches; son, Jason Stewart and wife, Jaclyn of Nacogdoches; brothers, Fred Hudson, III of Center; Paul Hudson and wife, Sherry of Dallas; Willie Hudson and wife, Cindy of Mineral Wells and Stephen Shires of Center; three grandchildren, Bailey Adams, Jackson Stewart and Tayler Stewart.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Stewart's honor may be made to the National Graves Disease Foundation, 400 International Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221, 1-877-643-3123.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Laird Funeral Home.


07/12/2010

James A. Hogan Sr. of Conroe, TX. went to his heavenly home on Saturday July 10, 2010 at the age of 82. He was born April 11, 1928 in Nacogdoches Co.,TX. to James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ruth Hogan. He also is survived by two daughters Jane Keppler and her husband Father Mike of Houston and Sandra Kay Buchanan and her husband Lonnie of Highlands. He is also survived by his son James A. "Buddy" Hogan of Conroe. Two sisters survive, Grace Forsyth and Billie Jean Nielsen of Center. He has two granddaughters Robin Shy of Potosi, MO. and Amy Loggins of Willis, and four great grandchildren: Cierra Laster of Magnolia, Kayla Wise and Brandon Loggins of Willis and Nevets Jennewein of Potosi, MO.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Floyd Hogan.

James worked for the Texas Highway Department and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He was a loving husband, father and brother and grandfather and he loved to fish. Visitation will be Sunday July 11, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday July 12, 2010 at 10 am at Cashner Funeral Home with Father Mike Keppler. Burial will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.

Davis Kain Tillotson, 19, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at his home. He was born January 15, 1991 in Center to David Tillotson and Anita Bounds Tillotson. Davis aspired to be an agriculture teacher. He was a member and song leader at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jake Henson, Archie Haddox, Scott Holder, Larry Molloy, Wayne Jones and Nathan Jones.

He is survived by:

Sister, Devin Tillotson of Center

Mother & Step Father, Anita Long & husband Tim of Center

Father, David Tillotson of Joaquin

Grandfather, H.B. Bounds of Center

Grandmother, Sandy Tillotson of Timpson

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

A fund has been set up in Davis’s memory at Farmers State Bank.

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


07/10/2010

Rita Sue Morrison, 66, of Timpson, TX passed away July 09, 2010, in Timpson. There are no scheduled funeral services for Rita S. Morrison at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


07/10/2010

Patrick Jason Powers, 42 of Timpson.

Nothing in life prepares you for the death of a child. Forty-two years ago God brought a very special gift of a green eyed redheaded beautiful little boy into our lives. Some of you wouldn’t know about the red hair because he has been bald for the last few years. Patrick Jason Powers was born February 21, 1968 and went to the arms of Jesus Friday, July 9, 2010. He was a graduate of Lufkin High School and a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church and Timpson Masonic Lodge.

Our hearts are broken but we know that Patrick loved the Lord with all his heart and we know where he is but we already miss him and will forever feel the emptiness and pain of not being able to talk to him, see him, laugh with him, fuss with him and all the other things we did as a loving family. He worked construction all his adult life and was gone away from home much of the time but he always loved coming back to his home in Timpson and working with his daddy on the ranch. Hunting, fishing and anything outdoors was his passion, that is besides his beautiful daughter, Morgan Allyssa, who he loved more than anything on this earth and would do anything she asked of him. His brother, Justin, was his best friend and his duck hunting buddy. They didn’t get together as often as they would have liked but they made the most of every chance they had and always had a ball.

Patrick is such a special person and blessing to all his family and his many friends. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure that you will hold close to your heart until you meet again. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Cor. 2:9.

Funeral services for Patrick Jason Powers will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 12, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter Morgan Allyssa Powers of Lufkin, TX; parents Jim and Shirley Powers of Timpson; grandmother Helen Hudson of Timpson; brother Justin Powers and wife Kristin of Martinsville, TX; niece and nephew Rexanna and Haylon Powers of Martinsville; special aunt and uncle, Louise and Johnny Renfro of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by grandfather Ossie Hudson and grandparents Emmett and Ruth Powers.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


07/08/2010

Mr. George E. Gray, age 78, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

George was born September 22, 1931, to Bennett A. Gray and Oma (Parish) Gray. George was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and Fairview Methodist Church. He was a rancher and enjoyed caring for his horses. He was a retired pipefitter with Local #211. George was an avid Longhorn fan. Later in life he owned and operated with his wife Pansy the Happy Junction General Store in Garrison, Texas. George never met a stranger and he will be missed by those who knew him.

Survivors: his wife, Pansy Gray of Garrison; children, Wanda Copeland and husband Robert of League City, Texas, Rhonda Milam and husband Jim of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sandy Byers and husband Tony of Vidor, Texas, Michael Sowell and wife Pam of Center, Texas; sisters: Bennie Jean Webber of Houston, Texas, Molly Hoke of New Caney, Texas, Carolyn McMann of Katy, Texas; grandchildren: Lezli Tonnies, Graylan Crain, Katie Graham, Robert Copeland III, Joshua Copeland, Matthew Copeland, Christina Sowell, Lynn Burns, Tommy Byers, Bradley Byers, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell; great-grandchildren: James Tonnies, Ryan Tonnies, Chasey Finklea, Cassy Finklea, Kade Graham.

George was preceded in death by his parents; children: George Ronald Gray and Randy R. Sowell and one sister: Mary Lou Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Rick Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Copeland, Joshua Copeland, Robert Copeland III, Graylan Crain, Michael Sowell and Tommy Byers.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, July, 8, 2010 at the funeral home.

Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


07/07/2010

Ruby Dellinger, 71 of Center, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Broughton officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ruby was born January 28, 1939 to Carl & Elizabeth Wise. She worked many years as a dental assistant for Dr. John Rogers and she was currently retired.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Denise Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Debrorah Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Grandsons:
Stephen Oates of Mesquite
David Young

Brother:
Melvin Wise & wife, Raymonda of Fairfield, IL

Mother-in-law: Mattie Dellinger of Center

Sister-in-law: Dixie Dellinger of Center

Dan Dellinger of Center

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


07/06/2010

Iler Marie Coombs, 85, of Milam, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born December 30, 1924 in Many, Louisiana to Ernest Foster and Blanche Jones Foster.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Andy Amburn, James Allen Heiman, Shane Clifton, Shannon Clifton, William Elliott and James Lee Heiman.

She is survived by:

Husband, Charles Coombs of Milam

Sons:
Eugene Clifton of Reklaw
Roger Clifton & wife Karen of Joaquin

Daughter:
Doris Butcher of Gary

Grandchildren:
Jonathon Brimer & wife Tammy of Silsbee
Sheila Stotts of North Carolina
Regina Heiman & husband James of Shelbyville
Roger Clifton, Jr. of Center
Angela Amburn & husband Andy of Shelbyville
Shane Clifton & wife Betty of Timpson
Shannon Clifton of Nacogdoches

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Leon Foster, Hardin Jones & wife Libby, and Lavell Jones

Sister, Elaine Yarbrough & husband Joe

Sister-in-Law, Marsha Jones

Preceded in death by:
Brothers, Elbert Jones and R.H. Jones

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


Vester D “Cooter” Barrett, 74, of  Timpson passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at his residence.

Cooter was born Feb. 21, 1936, as a son of the late Homer Barrett and Laura Gladys Case Barrett. He worked in the forestry industry as a logger and timber buyer. He was a member of Springs of Living Water Church.

Survivors: his wife, Jo Beth Barrett; children, Jo Ann Finchum and husband Bryan of Caledonia, Dean Barrett of Nacogdoches , Wayne Barrett of Ft. Worth, Homer Barrett and wife Jackie of Caledonia, Tammy Owens of Timpson, and Randy Furra of Nacogdoches; brother, R.J. Barrett and wife Sadie of Nacogdoches; sister, Aline Wisner and husband Marlin of Rhome, Texas; grandchildren, Peyton Barrett, Colton Finchum, Kirstie Barrett, J.W. Barrett, Sara Barrett, Waylon Downs, Tony Jr. Downs, Homer T. Barrett, and Brandy Barrett; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Pastor Leroy Bowley officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery .

Pallbearers: Homer Barrett, Dean Barrett, Wayne Barrett, Bryan Finchum, Homer T. Barrett, Waylon Downs, and Randy Furra.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook available at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches .


07/02/2010

Wanda L. Grider, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 at her home. She was born September 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Marvin Faulk and Syble Ballard Faulk.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Lone Cedar Funeral in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dale Fincher of Joaquin

Nephew, Mike Faulk & wife Susan of Joaquin

Sister-in-Law, Virginia Faulk of Joaquin

Also a number of friends.

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


07/01/2010

Syble Windham Irish, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was born October 30, 1918 in Shelby County to Leonard Emmons and Carrie Baker Emmons. Ms. Irish was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Joaquin Chapter #903.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Billy Walton, Terry Walton, Billy Emmons, Harold Irish, Tommy Lilly and Rickey Andrews.
Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Irish.

She is survived by:

Son, James Windham & wife Linda of Joaquin

Step Sons:
Bill Irish & wife Shirley of Joaquin
Harold Irish & wife Judie of Joaquin

Step Daughter, Jean Robinson of Baytown

Grandchildren:
Kathryn Lonergan of Joaquin
Gladys Andrews & husband Rickey of Center
James C. Windham of Joaquin
George A. Windham, Jr. of Dallas
Clyde Parfait & wife Christie of Center

Four Great Gradchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband & Father of her children, G. A. “Pete” Windham
Husband, Rouser L. Irish
Daughter, Lousie Bailey
Son, George A. Windham

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

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06/30/2010

Nancy Peterson, 65, of Tunica, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Graveside will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 3, 2010 at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth McCauley officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 2, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 1, 1945 in Shelby County to Buck E. and Nancy E. (Baggett) Spann. She had lots of friends who loved her and she never meet a stranger. She was a patient at Fredsenius Medical Care Dialysis Clinic in Tunica, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Buck and Nancy Spann and Sister, Roby E. Roberts.

She is survived by:
4 Children:
Gordon T. Peterson III
Nancy Angel Lee & husband, Bill
John J. Peterson & wife, Stacy Hartman
Carl E. Peterson
Grandchildren:
Larissa A. Peterson
Kayla S. Peterson
McKay E. Peterson
Keaton A. Lee
William K. Lee

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


06/29/2010

Carlie Lowe, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her home. She was born August 9, 1939 in Spencer Bridge, Kentucky to Sam Reece and Lou Emma Burton Reece. Ms. Lowe was a member of Center Bible Fellowship Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Wright & wife Liza of Timpson
Jeff Wright & wife Jana of Center
John Wright of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jack Wright & wife Chevy of Center

Grandchildren:
Aubrey, Robert, Chance, Dean, Eric, Amanda, Dakota, Sterlin, Christine and husband Joe, and Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Rosalyn, Hailley, Austin, Savana, Tyler, Zoe, Acesa and Bailey

Brothers:
Robert Reece of South Carolina
Thurman Reece of Florida
Jewell Reece of South Carolina

Sisters:
Sylvie Floyd of Richmon, Indiana

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Son, James Wright

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


Funeral service for Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett, 61, of Center, Tx. will be Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, at 1:00pm. Rev. Charles Pier, Officiating, Burial at Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas Earl Bennett died Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Survivors:
Wife, Shelia Lathan Bennett

Daughters:
Tyronda Sharp
Shelitra Ware
Shaquanna Lathan of Center

Brothers:
Ervin Lee Bennett of Center

Sisters:
Lylia Ann Pennington
Hattie Mae Taylor
Ella Bennett
Cheanette (James) Lowe
Frances Mae Pilot (Chris)


06/28/2010

James R. Dickerson, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born March 15, 1936 in Shelby County to Ray A. Dickerson, Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was a Deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin. He was also a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. Rodger Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by: Wife, Joan Leggett Dickerson of Joaquin

Son, Bob Dickerson & wife Cathy of Joaquin; Daughter, Sandra Dickerson Bentley & husband Waynn of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Callie, Amy, Jessica, and twins Taylor and Tyler

Step Grandchildren: Denny, Dayna, David, Jennifer, Rey

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Kenneth & wife Loyce; Gene & wife Cathy; Mike & wife Barbara

Sisters:
Virginia, Carolyn, Newlyn & husband Sam, Kay & husband Brady

Sisters-in-Law:
Rita, Teresa, Imogene

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ray A. Dickerson Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson
Brothers-in-Law, Pat Ewing and Raymond Biehle

Brothers, Ray Dickerson Jr. and Jackie Dickerson

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


06/28/2010

Audrey Taylor, 100, of Seabrook, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Harborview Nursing Home in League City.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 22, 1910 to Frank and Ellie (Koonce) Head.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Ellie Head, Husband, William Myles Taylor, Son, Jimmy B. Taylor, Sisters, LaVada Head Fudge and Vertie Head Crow and Brothers,
Erwin Head, Stanley Head and Rusten Head.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Jackie Hardgrave & husband, Ken of Seabrook
Son:
Rex P. Taylor & wife, Mary Ann of Lumberton
Daughter-in-law:
Billie Taylor of Sabine Pass
6 Grandchildren
10 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

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


Memorial Services for Mr. M. R. “Doc” Sims, 80 of Beckville, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Burial will take place that morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6–8:00 p.m. at the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims died Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mr. Merrell Rogers “Doc” Sims was born February 21, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas. He was the youngest of twelve children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Cynthia Byrd Sims. Doc attended rural Shelby County schools. He married Mrs. Patricia Gwendolyn Sanders on December 22, 1950 and celebrated 59 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on January, 24, 2010. As a lover of cattle and everything outdoors, Mr. Sims made his living as a Farmer, owning the 4S Farm. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on the Sabine River bottom. He found joy in sharing the Gospel through his testimony and was a proud member of the Northside Christian Center. Mr. Sims is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Sims is survived by his son, Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove; daughter, Karen Norman and husband, David of Garrison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman; Special niece, Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers are George Van DeCarr, Ray Conaster, Bobby Crow, Bobby Wiggins, Doss Miller, Mickey Browning and Clayton Eubanks.

The family request memorial be made to the Northside Christian Center.


06/27/2010

Graveside service for Margie Louise Youngblood, 80, of Fort Worth, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Gene Krieg officating. Mrs. Youngblood passed away June 26, 2010, in Fort Worth.

Margie Louise Youngblood was born November 08, 1929, in De Berry, TX. She was married to Jack R.
Youngblood, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1994. She was a nurse from 1963 until her
retirement in 1985. Mrs. Youngblood was a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Susan Watkins of Fort Worth and Mary Berg of Denver, Colorado;
5 grandchildren: Greta Braun, Jared Braun, Amanda Berg, Brittany Berg, and Kimberley Baldwin;
6 great grandchildren; nieces Everlee Lykes and Betty Jo Dickey of Georgia; and numerous other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by son Jacky Youngblood and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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


06/27/2010

Lucy Hutto, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 22, 1924 to Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” (Emanis) Graves. She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther Ross and Lucille “Lue” Graves, Husband, Joe Hutto, Step-Son, Billy Joe Hutto, Brothers, Larry Graves and Ross Junior Graves, Sisters, Iva Dell Eddins, Ann Sherman and Willie Mae Fincher, Half- Brother, Mayon Graves and Half Sisters, Katie Bell Rudd, Vada Emanis.

She is survived by:
Son:
Mike Hutto of Carthage
Granddaughters:
Amy Street of League City
Brandy Hutto of Carthage
Alicia Hutto of Carthage
Katie Hutto of Carthage
Step- Daughter-in-law:
Sue Hutto of Center
6 Great Grandchildren
3 Step Grandchildren:
Hunter, Heath and Holly Hutto
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Fairy & Geneva Graves of Center
2 Sisters-in-law:
Faye Graves of Center
Frances Graves of Timpson

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


06/26/2010

Dorothy "Dot" Imogene Cummings, 87, passed away on June 22, 2010 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Mrs. Cummings, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of the late Oatha Allen Ramsey and the former Era Lane.

She will be greatly missed by her son, grandchildren & great grandchildren who loved her dearly.

She is survived by one son, Raymond L. Hammons of Lafayette, La; two grandchildren, Laurie Hammons Romero and husband John Romero of Broussard, La and Heather Hammons and Sidney Syon of Broussard, La; two great grandchildren, Brennan Romero and Molly Romero.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jack Hammons.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Cummings family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, La, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


06/25/2010

Bobby Lee Clifton, 25, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 at First Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 14, 1985 to Leon and Deborah (May) Clifton. He graduated from Tenaha High School. He served in the US Army for 3 ½ years.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Glen Leon Clifton and Bessie Ree Clifton.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Leon and Deborah Clifton of Tenaha
Daughter:
Jasmine Marie Clifton of Tenaha
Grandmother:
Emelda May of Center
Fiancé’:
Angel Reynolds of Beckville
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
David Lee Clifton, Joe Kenneth Clifton, Russell Shane Clifton,
David Ray Clifton, Leon Clifton and Ron Bradley

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


06/24/2010

Infant Angelita Rose Galvan, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. She was born Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Carthage to Eric Galvan and Rosalba Musico.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday June 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Father, Eric Galvan of Center
Mother, Rosalba Musico of Center

Grandparents;

Martin and Maria Galvan
Alfonso and Alicia Musico

Aunts and Uncles:

Norberto Musico and wife Deanna
Berenice Musico and Fernando Aguero
Ivan Musico
Grisel Musico
Alfonso Musico
Jimmy Musico
Martin Galvan
Jair Galvan
Oscar Galvan
Laribell Galvan

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


06/23/2010

Mrs. Idell Langford Johnson, age 92, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 30, 1918, in Shelby County as a daughter of the late Mary (Watson) Langford and Clarence Bert Langford. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother to her family.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Martin Johnson and wife, Mary, of Nacogdoches; a sister, Mozell Mahoney of Arizona; two granddaughters, Lori Smith and husband, Chris, and Allison Barnhill and husband Luke, all of Nacogdoches; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin Smith, Hunter Smith, Amber Smith, Jacob Smith, Trenton Channel, Triston Channel, and Easton Barnhill, all of Nacogdoches.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Johnson.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Burton Holt officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery in Woden.

Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 5 to 7 p.m., at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Mark McKinzie, 46, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010.  He was born August 15, 1963 in Center to Lee McKinzie and Hazel Snider McKinzie. Mark was currently employed by Strong Service where he was a wireline operator. He had formerly served in law enforcement in Shelby County for sixteen years and had served as Joaquin City Marshall. Mark was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Elmer Mathews, Bro. Kirby Hill and Bro Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Pierce, Chris Taylor, Landon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Buddy Moss, Craig Moss, Luke Elliott and Ike Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Kurtis Cougler, Luke Cougler, Everett Cougler, Glenn Johnson, Billy Hearnsberger and all the staff of Strong Service.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ginger Moss McKinzie of Carthage

Daughter, Allison McKinzie of Carthage

Step-sons;
Lane McDonald of Nederland
Landon McDonald of Nederland

Mother, Hazel Snider McKinzie of Center

Brother in law, Everett Cougler and wife Linda of Center

Nephews;
Kurtis Cougler of Center
Lucas Cougler and wife Sherry of Center

Nieces;
Amber Barbee of Center
Leah Moss of Bridge City

Great-nephew, Phoenix Cougler of Center

Father-in-law and Mother–in-law, Barney and Avis Moss of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law;
Craig Moss of Joaquin
Buddy Moss and wife Patti of Bridge City

Aunt, Sylvia Snider of Center

Special friends; Sam Strong and Matt Allison

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Lee McKinzie
Sister, Earnestine McKinzie Cougler
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/22/2010

James Elighie McDaniel, age 93, entered into rest on June 21, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born April 21, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late Elias Jasper McDaniel and Josie Horton McDaniel.

He was a member of the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. During WWII he worked in the shipyards in Orange. After returning to East Texas, he went to work in the logging business.

He is survived by his daughters Avor Nell Abbott and husband Mack of Broaddus and Margie Ann Morton of Broaddus; sons Marty Darrell McDaniel of Broaddus and James McDaniel and wife Sandra of Broaddus; brother Lawrence McDaniel of Center; sister Lena Phillips of Broaddus; step-son Robert Johnson of Houston; step-daughter Kandi McWhorter and husband Rocky of Friendswood; 14 grandchildren, 28 Great-Grandchildren and 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elias and Josie McDaniel; wives Ethel McDaniel and Irene McDaniel; and brother Bartley McDaniel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Broaddus, Texas, with Bro. Jesse Moore and Bro. Don Lofton officiating. Visitation will be at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Roy Lee Spruiell, 81 of Joaquin, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 6, 1929 to Matt and Kate (Jacobs) Spruiell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Kate Spruiell, Son, Norman Spruiell and Daughter, Penny Perrin.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Lillie Mae Spruiell of Joaquin
Children:
Joyce Spruiell of Arizona
Roger Spruiell & wife, Ray Jean of Winnsboro
Donnie Spruiell & wife, Stephanie of Winnsboro
Danny Spruiell &wife, D.J. of Pittsburg
Karen Sue Nomack & husband, Michael of Sulphur Springs
Linda Kay Bryant & husband, Benny of Sulphur Springs
19 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Virgie Bruce of California
Pallbearers:
Danny Spruiell, Roger Spruiell, Donnie Spruiell,
Bryan Scott, Butch Brown & Benny Bryant

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


06/21/2010

Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

A Memorial Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Asbury Chapel Cemetery.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center
Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches
Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Laura Jean Morriss, 43, went to be with the Lord, June 19, 2010. Born on March 21, 1967 to Edward Morriss and Bobbie Jean Thacker Morriss.

She is survived by:

Son, Dylan Wayne Morriss
Brother, Byron and wife Michelle
Step-mom, Mary Ann Morriss
Uncles, John and James Thacker and wife Clara Judy Vader
and numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June23, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Heights Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel Heights Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Bradley Spring Cemetery at 3 pm. The family wishes to thank Woodland Park Nursing Center and Odyssey Hospice for their care and support.


06/20/2010

Johnnie Wilkins, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 29, 1928 to James Arthur and Audrey (Johnson) Carter. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Audrey Carter and Husband, Felton Wilkins.

She is survived by:
3 Sons:
Ronnie Wilkins & wife, Serica of Center
Dan Wilkins & wife, Noel of Center
Bob Wilkins & wife, Denise of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Chris & Julie Wilkins of Center
Farrah Wilkins Massey of Bastrop
Hannah, Teal & Raleigh of Center
Karen & Jim Nix of Nacogdoches
Amanda Wilkins of Round Rock
Chontae Bardwell of Austin
Will Bardwell of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
Harrison Massey of Bastrop
David Hawthron of Round Rock

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Doyle & Sue Carter of Shelbyville

Nephews:
Matt Carter
Jay Carter

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

Service Information and Additional Survivors will be given at a later time. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Page Clark, 16, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Welton Blackmon and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the East Hamilton Community. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 17, 1993 to John and Charlsie (Cassell) Clark. She was a member of Patroon Baptist Church. Page was a student at Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Maxie & Chizuko Clark.

She is survived by:
Parents:
John & Charlsie Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Sisters & Brother:
Brandi McGraw of Alabama
Bridgett Jackson & Hugo Molina of Center
Randa Faust & husband, Bill of Huxley
Chris Askew of the East Hamilton Community
Chasity Clark of the East Hamilton Community
Grandparents:
W.C .“Dub” & Bobbie Cassell of the East Hamilton Community
Numerous Aunts, Uncles & Cousins
Nieces & Nephews:
Colin McGraw
Jacob, Breanna, Trace & Trevor Jackson
Tori, Sierra & Cade Faust
Brayden Askew
Pallbearers:
Luke Clark, Larry Smith, Rodney Bragg,
Ryan Bennefield, Jamie Casey & Bill Faust

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


06/19/2010

Harold Glyn Hughes, age 85 of Timpson, passed away Friday evening June 18, 2010 at a Garrison Nursing Home. He was born February 2, 1925 in Shelby County to Vesper Hughes and Oma Chapman Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was a member of The Newburn Masonic Lodge and also a member of the El Karuba Shriners of Shreveport La.. Harold was a member of the First Christian Church of Timpson.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Rex Humphries officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Mavis Shofner Hughes of Timpson

Daughter: Margaret Hughes Boutte of Bossier City, La.

Granddaughter: Margaret Michelle  Boutte of Waco

Sister: Maebelle Yarbrough of GArrison

Nephew: Darrell Glyn Yarbrough of Nacogdoches

Niece: Suzy Galanis and husband George of Dallas

Great Niece: Kathryn Galanis of Dallas

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to Service Time on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


06/18/2010

Margie Barnett Beckham age 88 of Nacogdoches formally of Joaquin was born December 10, 1921 to LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greer Barnett. Services will be held 10:00am Monday, June 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro Charles Hall and Rev. Danny Simmons officiating, interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Ms. Beckham was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 348. She was also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church of Joaquin. Margie retired from Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas.

Survivors Include:

Sons:
Aubry Lloyd Beckham and wife Dana Luse of Monroe, La.
Edward Lynn Beckham of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Elizabeth Ann Beckham Hurst and husband Ronald of Nacogdoches
Janet Alice Beckham Stewart and husband Dave of Pineville, La.

5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren,

Nephews:
Robert Barnett and wife Zettie of Center
Jerry Barnett and wife Ruth of Judson

Preceded in death by: Parents, LaBorn Augustus Barnett, Jr. and Ida Ora Greet Barnett; Husbands, Winfred Farlen (Fred) Vines, Floyd L. Higgins, and Aubrey M. Beckham; and 3 Brother.

Pallbearers: Wayne Swan, Bobbie Garrett, Tommy Lilly, Buren Lowe, Harold Irish, Tom Permenter

Honorary Pallbearers: David Chadwick and Willie Edwards

Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Edna George, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Biggar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 27, 1915 to B.W. Hagler and Maggie (Askew) Hagler.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Ben George, Parents, B.W. and Maggie Hagler, Brother, Leon Hagler, Sister, LaMerle Collins and Infant Daughter, Gloria Faye George.

She is survived by:
6 Daughters:
LaJuan Baugh of Center
Betty McLeod & husband, Glynn of Longview
Linda George of Beaumont
Joyce Meeks & husband, Michael of Center
Sheri Burgay & husband, Johnny of Shelbyville
Patricia Lout & husband, Mike of Shelbyville
Granddaughters:
Llea Scott & husband, Roger of Nacogdoches
Tiffanne Klein & husband, Justin of Shelbyville
Whitney Burgay of Center
Sydnee Adams & husband, Jamey of Atlanta, GA
Kim Mock of Garrison
Grandsons:
Benny Baugh & wife, Tammie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim of Longview
Mitch McLeod of Beaumont
Juston Lout & wife, Krystina of Shelbyville
Ben Meeks & wife, Vanessa of Arlington, VA
Jeff Burgay of Shreveport
Great Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh, Cody Baugh, Ryan Scott, Rustin Scott, Jennifer Scott, Josh Scott,
Sean McLeod, Katie McLeod, Lieza Klein, Liela Klein, Maggie McLeod and Mollie McLeod
Brother:
Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, LA
Pallbearers:
Benny Baugh, Mike McLeod, Kevin Baugh,
Roger Scott, Ryan Scott and Rustin Scott
Honorary Pallbearers:
Glynn McLeod, Michael Meeks, Johnny Burgay, Mike Lout, Mitch McLeod,
Juston Lout, Justin Klein, Ben Meeks, Cody Baugh, Sean McLeod and Jamey Adams

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


Arnold Hooper, 99, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 at First Baptist Church Haslam. Burial will be at Wimberly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2010 at from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 9, 1911 to Arthur and Bertha (Golding) Hooper.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Arthur & Bertha Hooper, Sisters, Joy Hooper Jackson and Vivian Hooper.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Annie Sue Hooper of Joaquin
2 Sons:
Jim Hooper & wife, June of Joaquin
Joe Hooper of Joaquin
3 Grandsons:
Wade Hooper of Logansport
Jody Hooper & wife, Whitney of Joaquin
Josh Hooper & wife, Laura of Tyler
Great Grandchildren:
Justin Hooper of Joaquin
Cole Hooper of Shreveport
Abigail Hooper of Joaquin
Jacob Hooper of Tyler
Lillie Hooper of Tyler
Twin Brothers:
Edward Bud Hooper of Magnolia
Aaron Bud Hooper of Magnolia

In lieu of flowers, Family request donations can be made to the Arnold Hooper Scholarship Fund Joaquin Alumni Association, deposits can be made at Texas State Bank.

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


06/17/2010

James Stephen (Steve) Adams passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Clairmont Skilled Nursing Home in Longview, Texas after a two week battle with cancer. He was born January 25, 1942 in Center, Texas. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Robert Calvin Adams, Jr., Mother, Marie Harris Paul Johnson, Brother, R.C. (Bob) Adams III, and sister-in-law, Melanie Tucker McNiel. Steve grew up in Center and was Quarterback for Center High School and was an outstanding member of the golf team. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Business. He was employed by E. F. Hutton in Longview after completing his stockbroker studies in New York City. Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Tucker Adams, their daughter, Monica Adams Robinson and husband, Trey and three grandsons, Robbie, Reid, and Rhett Robinson of Austin, Texas. A sister, Teresa Paul Tebow, and her daughter, Celeste Tebow, both of Longview, Texas. A nephew, Larry Adams and wife, Connie, and their son, Justin of Kilgore, Texas.

Services for Steve Adams are at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 19 at Rosewood Park in Longview at 4:00 PM.


06/14/2010

Dollie Mae Cox McElroy, 90, of Port Arthur, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010. She was born October 10, 1919 in Shelby County to James E. Cox and Rhoda Kyle Cox.

Visitation will be held from12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Marty Campbell officiating.

She is survived by:

Brothers:
Jerry Cox & wife Emma Jane of Groves
Billy Cox & wife Virginia of Bridge City

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Lonnie McElroy
Son, Larry D. McElroy

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


Tommy Moss, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Ed Whittley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 5, 1954 to Tommie Herman and Mary Robert Moss of Megargel, Texas. The third of five children, Tommy was raised in Megargel. In 1977, he married Anita Fenley of Center, where they have resided since 1988. Tommy loved to fish and enjoyed spending time with his grandson.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tommie & Mary Moss.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Anita Moss of Center
3 Sons:
Eric Moss & wife, Karen of Center
Barrett Moss of Center
Justin Moss of Center
Grandson:
Kale Anthony Moss
Brother:
Danny Moss of Dallas
3 Sisters:
Paula Smith of Olney
Pam Moss of Olney
Tina Wardrip of Dallas
Numerous Nephews & Nieces

Pallbearers:
Bill Whittley, Truit Whittley, Carl Fenley,
Klein Landers, Noah Fenley and Stevie Keller
Honorary Pallbearers:
Kale Anthony Moss, Christopher Whittley and Taylor Whittley

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


Janie Lee Jackson, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born October 2, 1946 to Weldon and Margaret (Bowlin) Samford. She worked as Medication Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Weldon & Margaret Samford.

She survived by:

Daughter:
Michele Redmon & Husband, Kenneth Wayne of Center

Son:
Phillip O’Neal Jackson of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Wayne Redmon & Brianna Rene’ Redmon

Sister: Debbie Warren & Husband, Rodney of Nacogdoches

Brother: Robert Samford of Nacogdoches

Special Cousin: Kay Langley of Hallsville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Rodney Willoughby, 49, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 28, 1960 to Alvin O. and Elsie Lee (Whitton) Willoughby. He served in the United States Marines.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Elsie Willoughby.

He is survived by:
Son:
Dusti Willoughby of Bossier City
Daughter:
Teri Marshall & husband, Mike of Tenaha
Son:
John Willoughby of Tenaha
Father:
Alvin O. Willoughby of Houston
2 Brothers:
Tony Willoughby & wife, Traci of Center
Shane Willoughby of Cleveland
3 Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

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


06/13/2010

Gary Randall “Randy” Clark, 52, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1957 in Center to Charlie Elton Clark and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark. Randy was a member of the Shelby County Football League. He served on the Sardis Cemetery Association Board and attended the Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Clark, Luke Clark, Anthony Clark, Todd Clark, Cade Clark, Bradley Baldwin, Darrell McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Johnny Dodson and Ronnie Dickerson.

He is survived by:

Daughters;
Randi Kay Menzies and husband Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Brooke Smith and husband Jacob of Carthage

Son, Dustin Colt Clark of Center

Grandchildren;
Jordan Menzies, Kingston Menzies, Tucker Smith, Tyler Smith and Dayton (Clark) White

Brother, David Clark and wife Cindy of Center

Sister, Debbie Golden of Center

Niece, Brandy Ellis and husband Shawn

Nephews;
Bradley Baldwin and wife Melissa
Cade Clark
Clint McDonald and wife Blanca

Special cousin, Anthony “Bubba” Clark and wife Angie of Center

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie Elton and Mozelle M. Colwell Clark

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


Donald Stewart, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his residence. Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Bickley officiating.

Donald was born in Shelby County on September 29, 1941 to Roy Stewart and Minnie Wilburn. Donald grew up in Shelby County but settled in at Tenaha where he attended school. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Navy for nearly six years. After his service in the military, Donald worked as a police officer in Galveston for four years. Upon Donald’s return to Shelby County, he began work as an electrician. Donald opened Center Muffler Shop where he would own, operate, and manage for twenty years.

Donald retired in 2000 and soon thereafter, relocated to Pretty Point in Huxley. Donald enjoyed the outdoors and living on the lake. Donald loved the Huxley community and his dear friends and neighbors there. In retirement, Donald had become an industrious community member by helping in several community projects there in Huxley. The community is dedicating a boat dock and ramp in his honor for his service and contributions. In particular, the family would like to thank Bobbie Jennings for her friendship to Donald in his time of need.

Donald is survived by:
daughter Donith Malone and husband Allan of Bossier City,
daughter Mary Katherine Reebe,
son Scott Ponder and wife Leslee of Wichita Falls,
mother, Minnie Myers of Tenaha
brother A.L. ‘Skeeter’ Stewart and wife Barbara of Tenaha,
sister Pat Crump and husband Randall of Joaquin,
sister Peggy Langsdon and husband Richard of DeQuincy, La,
and brother-in-law C.L. Ballard and wife Sharman of Gary.

Donald is survived by eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Roy Stewart and stepfather Tom Myers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations or contributions to the Center VFW Post 8904.

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


Mr. Frank Ponder, 88, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away late Friday evening, June 11, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Frank was born to the late Lillie (Eppes) Ponder and Berry Ponder on August 28, 1921, in Bland Lake Community, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was a retied mechanic and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9313 in San Augustine, and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Alton Shaw. Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 13th, from the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

His Survivors include, Brother: Charles Ponder of San Augustine; Sisters: Winnie Nance of San Augustine, and Opal Thompson of San Augustine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Dean Thompson, George Thompson, Frank Nance, Kenneth Nance, Ken Kinney and Johnny Nance

Online obituary and condolences may be continually posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Ms. Shalee Diane Samples, 30, of San Augustine County, passed from this life on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at a Lufkin Hospital.

Shalee was born to Linda (Tuttle) Samples and Frank Samples on February 8, 1980, in Baytown, Texas. She was currently a student attending College and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Her survivors include: Children: Kristen Madison of Lufkin, Jeannie Torbert of Etoile, James Madison of Zavalla; Parents: Linda and Franklin Samples of San Augustine County; Sisters: Shawn Benesh and husband Brad of Dayton and Shannon Samples of Pasadena; Brother: Shane Samples and wife Dorrace of Baytown; and Aunt: Marylyn Franklin and husband, Leon of Beverly Hills, Florida; special friends Rhonda, Sandy and Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. Shalee was loved by many friends.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Broaddus at Trinity Baptist Church at 1:00 P.M.. Bro. Don Lofton will be officiating.

Memorial Contributions are to be made to Shalee D. Samples, acct # 8162590, First Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 693, San Augustine, Texas

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/12/2010

Robert L. (Bob) Parker, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Nacogdoches. He was born September 4, 1922 in Shelby County to E. E. Parker, Sr. and Annie Maud Sholmire Parker. Mr. Parker was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 am, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. M. D. Lamon and Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be B. J. Saunders, Bobby Gene Parker Jr., Michael W. Parker, John LeBlanc, Eric C. Parker, Ryan H. Parker, Clifton D. Parker and Christopher J. Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Baldwin, Joe Biggar and Luis Barrientos.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dot Parker of Center

Sons;
Bobby Gene Parker and wife Lynda of Vidor
R. L. Parker, Jr. and wife Laura of The Colony
Donald Wayne Parker and wife Floye of Center

Step Sons;
Donny Parker and wife Patsy of Korea
Robert A. Parker and wife Pam of Center
Wesley Parker of Austin
John David Parker and wife Sonya of Carthage

Eight Grandchildren
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Two Great-Great Grandchildren
Eight Step Grandchildren
Eleven Step Great Grandchildren

Brother, D. H. Parker and wife Raylene of Center

Sister-in-law, Iva B. Parker of Shelbyville

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Rubye Parker and Lois Parker
Brothers; E. E. Parker Jr., W. D. Parker, and L. L. Parker
Grandson, Keith Kendall Parker
Great Grandson, Bobby G. Parker III

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


Sandra Kay Porter, 66, of Orange, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 in Houston. She was born February 4, 1944 in Miami, Oklahoma to Woodrow Woodall and Mamie Coleman Woodall. Mrs Porter was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Saturday, June 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Estefano Cardenas, Scott Bailey, James Bailey, Derik Lanicek, Kent Jowell and Josh Bailey.

She is survived by:
Husband, Sam "Bo" Porter of Orange
Daughter, Bambi Bailey and husband Tommy of Orange
Son, Darryl Porter adn wife Helen of North Carolina

Sisters:
Sue Buchanan adn husband Ken of Houston
Trish Jowell and husband Kent of Orange
Nancy Hill of Oklahoma
Deanie Johnson and husband Gary of Oklahoma

Brother, Robert Woodall and wife Barbara of California

Sisters-in-law;
Mary Woodall fo Deweyville
Edna Porter of Burke
Cossette Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Samantha Cardenas and husband Estefano
Joshua Bailey and wife Megan
James Bailey and wife Charmea
Rusty Lanicek and wife Laila
Derik Lanicek and wife Nikki
Scott Bailey and wife Tina
Terry Bailey and wife Lindsey

Twelve Great Grandchildren and one on the way

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Woodrow and Mamie Woodall
Sister, Mickey Hankins
Brother, Gary Woodall
Great Granddaughter, Hailey Kitsmiller

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


06/11/2010

Fred E. “Botchy” Baugh, Jr., 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his home. He was born October 27, 1929 in Center to Fredrick Everett Baugh and Mollie Verna Ballard Baugh. Mr. Baugh was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Baugh had previous served as a member of Center Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Tim Perkins and Foy Forehand officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Shad Lout, Larry Warren, Tommy Cox, Bob Pate and John Henry Cagle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred McDaniel and Glynn McLeod.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Benny Baugh & wife Tamie of Center
Kevin Baugh of Center

Daughter, Llea Baugh Scott & husband Roger of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh
Cody Baugh
Ryan Scott
Rustin Scott
Jennifer Scott
Josh Scott

Great Grandchildren:
Gavin, Connor and Averie

Sisters:
Dorothy Baines & husband David of Center
Barbara Fischer of Center
Connie Lucas of Center
Bonnie Bagwell of Ft. Worth

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Fred. E. Baugh, Sr. and Mollie Ballard Baugh
Granddaughter, Christian Suzanne Baugh

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


06/09/2010

Katy Byrd Frette, age 90, of Burke, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

She was born May 3, 1920, in Cushing, Texas, as a daughter of the late Pete and Nettie Reagan. Mrs. Frette was a retired beautician.

She is survived by her son, Larry W. Byrd, pastor of Neuville Baptist Church, and a daughter, Joan Buchanan.

Memorial services are set for 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, Texas. Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Eva Dell (Roberts) Paramore, 88, of Tomball, TX, passed away June 9, 2010, in Tomball. Born November 9, 1921, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, TX, she was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. Eva was known to many as “MeMe”, a name given to her by her granddaughter Karen.

In addition to her parents, Eva Paramore was preceded in death by her husband Afton Paramore and sister Freda Bowlin.

Survivors include her son Ron Paramore and wife Angie of Cypress, TX; granddaughter Karen Paramore of Seguin, TX; grandsons David Content and wife Katy of Spring, TX and Russell Content and wife Pamela of Houston, TX; great grandsons Alex and Ben Content; sister Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Eva Paramore will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To send condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


06/08/2010

Tommie Lee Cotton, passed away June 4, 2010. Services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11 A.M. at East Legion CME Church in Timpson, with Elder Johnny Wilson officiating, Rev. W.G. Morris of New Hope CME Pastor.

Tommy Lee was an only child born to the union of Lee and Martha Bell of Timpson, on December 24, 1917. She joined East Legion CME Church at a very early age, had a very strict upbringing in it and she loved her church.

She married to Howard Mays and from this marriage she raised his daughter Lunita May Polly. She later married Mr. Cotton who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father. Howard Mays and daughter Lunita May Polley. She departed this life June 4, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

She leaves to morn her passing; grandchildren, Joyce Dawson of Ft Worth, Reneate barnes of Dallas, Texas Keneth Barnes of Dallas, Texas, Rosalyn Polly of Ft. Worth,Paul Barnes of Timpson, Arlinda Richardson, April and Ashley Johnson whom she called her children; four close cousins, Glenda Johnson Brown of Dallas, Thelma Ray Johnson Green of Los Angeles, Michael R Driver and Luedene Driver of Timpson, a special brother-in-law Sonny Mays of Los Angeles, other cousins and friends.


06/07/2010

Timothy Brian Spruiell, 39, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Dallas. He was born November 3, 1970 in Levelland to J.C. Spruiell and Carol McCrary Spruiell. Mr. Spruiell was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Odessa.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Spruiell, Randall Spruiell, Justin Spruiell, Christopher Spruiell, Corky Spruiell and Allan Sruiell.

He is survived by:

Mother, Carol Spruiell of Shelbyville

Brother, Jesse Spruiell & wife Shelli of Marble Falls

Sister, Jan Currington & husband Ted of Shallowater

Fiance, Donna Duke of Timpson

Also several nephews and great nieces.

Preceded in death by:
Father, J.C. Spruiell

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


Letha Mae Hale, 92, of Patroon, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Colonial Pines Nursing Center in San Augustine. She was born November 9, 1917 in Marshall, Arkansas to Walter Foshee and Susie E. Kyle Foshee. Ms. Hale was a member of New Caney Assembly of God.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Jeff Headrick officiating. Interment to follow at Dunnigan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Hale’s grandsons and great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Betty Risinger and husband Robert of Patroon
Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora
Donna Riley & husband Jerry of Cleveland

Sons:
James Hale & wife Barbara of Patroon
Bobby Hale of Splendora

Fourteen Grandchildren

Also a number of Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-Law, Preston Garrison of Harrison, Arkansas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Claude M. Hale
Daughter, Diana Mae Hale
Grandson, James Royce Risinger
Great Granddaughter, Sarah Emmaline Adame

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


06/07/2010

Graveside services for Syble Bittick Bradshaw, 88, will be held Saturday, June 12 at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and a retired nurse.

Preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Bradshaw.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Linda Bea and Ottis Clifton Hutto, Sr. of Kilgore, Texas

Her grandchildren:
Cliff, Jr and Teffany Hutto
Bart and Stacy Hutto
Rusty and Brandi Hutto

Her great grandchildren:
Michael Hutto
Madison Hutto
Dylan Hutto

Services are under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton, Texas.


06/06/2010

James Thomas (Tommy) Rogers, age 87, entered into rest at his residence in San Augustine County, Saturday, June 5, 2010. He was born September 17, 1922, in San Augustine County to the late William Madison Rogers and Minnie (Wall) Rogers.

Tommy was a member of the Macune Missionary Baptist Church for 50+ years and taught Adult Sunday School classes there for 35 years. During WWII he served his country as a U.S. Marine. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonc Lodge for more than 60 years. He worked for Diamond Alkali as a Warehouse Manager for 22 years and then as a Purchasing Agent for Holly Farms for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Griffin Rogers of San Augustine; daughters Cheryl Rogers Cook and husband Bill of Austin, Deborah Rogers Woods and husband Donald of San Augustine; grandson Joey Woods and wife Heather of San Augustine; great-grandchildren Jesse Logan Woods and Case Aaron Woods, both of San Augustine; and brother Billy Rogers and wife Maxine of San Augustine.

Services will be Monday, June 7, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at the Macune Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, with Bro. Burl McBride and Bro. Travis Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 6, 2010, 5:00 till 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Dennis Eakin, Kenneth Eakin, Donald Woods, Bill Cook, Rodney Fox and Larry Epps Honorary Pallbearers: Orville Fonville, Charles Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Thomas Fonville, Jerry Fonville, Bill Goyens, Jesse Woods and Case Woods

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


06/03/2010

Solomon Zane Allen, 13, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bruce James officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 29, 1997 to Matt Allen and Cheri (Lucas) Wheeler. He was a member of Center Christian Church. Zane just completed the 6th grade at Center Middle School. He was a member of the school band where he played the drums and he was also on the 6th grade tennis team. Zane truly was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, riding 4-wheelers, swimming and he also loved riding his horse, named “Pinky”. He loved playing outside with his cousins and friends where he definately was “ ALL BOY”! Zane was a member of the Shelby County Roughrider mounted drill team. He was also a member of the Shelby County 4-H where he showed goats in the Shelby County Livestock Show.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Gilbert Wheeler and Brother, Cory Bertrand.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Don & Cheri Wheeler of Center
Matt & Charlotte Allen of Center
Brothers & Sisters:
Brett Wheeler of Center
Luc Allen of Center
Ben Wheeler of California
Whitnee Allen Lee & husband, Ricky of Center
Sydnee Allen of Center
Grandparents:
Bonnie & Claude Lucas of Center
Johnny & Lillian Allen of Center
Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Aunts & Uncles:
Austin Lucas, Will and Kelly Lucas,
Pam & Wallace Hibbard, Kathy Brittain,
Becky & Bill House, Debbie & Lacy Andrews,
David & Dana Allen, Steve & Kristi Allen,
Lynn & Christine Raymond and Lucy & Enrique Rodriguez
Numerous Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Brett Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Luc Allen, Austin Lucas, Will Lucas, David Allen, Jonathan Brittain, Kenton Collins and Ricky Lee

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


06/01/2010

Era “Pud” Sanders, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 20, 1934 to John Preston May and Ola Dorothy (Lowe) Jensen.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John May and Ola Dorothy Jensen, Brother, Orval May and Sisters, Vera Moore and Sue.

She is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Barbara Johnson & husband, Chris of Pagosa Springs, CO
Shirley Nilsen & husband, German of Houston
Tammy Sanders of Joaquin

Granddaughter:
Summer Lindsey & husband, Chad of Houston

Great Grandson:
Emerson Lindsey

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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

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05/30/2010

Frances Williams, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Edward Frank Hammers and Blanche Fuller Hammers. SMs. Williams was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be James Windham, J.C. Windham, David Brown, Alex Brown and Eric Williams.

She is survived by:
Sons; Gene E. Williams of Stafford and Billy G. Williams of Center.
Granddaughter, GinaLynn Brown of Sugarland.
Grandson, Eric Williams of Houston
Two Great Grandchildren
A Great Friend, Linda Windham of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Harley O. Williams

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


05/29/2010

Jean Andrews Lawson, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1934 in Patroon, Texas to James J. Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden. Mrs. Lawson worked as a nurse for over 35 years, 30 of which were at Holiday Nursing Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 pm, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Blake Barr, Bruce Yarbrough, Charles Barr and Joseph Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordon Horn, Larry Horn, Marlin Hardy and Steve Barr.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Joy Seekers Conference of Center First Baptist Church.

She is survived by:
Husband, Billy E. Lawson of Center
Daughters; Debra LaJean Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Kay Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Gwyn Lawson of Nacogdoches.
Grandchildren; Cade Yarbrough and wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr
Great Grandchildren; Cole Yarbrough, Mallory Yarbrough and Dillon Yarbrough
Brother, Randy Andrews of Center
Nephew, Joseph Andrews of Center

Also a hos of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James J Andrews and Iva Mae Ogden Andrews
Brother, James M. "Bud" Andrews
Grandson, Brent Barr

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


05/26/2010

Jewel Spinks, 79, of San Augustine, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at a hospital in Center.

Jewel was born to the late Mary Magdalene (Bailey) Townsend and Robert Ernest Townsend on August 18, 1930, in Baytown, Texas. She was a Food Service Supervisor for a local Nursing Home, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Hiriam Melton officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 27, 2010, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters and Sons-in-law: Georgia Garcia and Alfredo of Milam, Mary Beth Warner and Bill of Milam, Laura Corbello and Paul of Milam and Darlene Boehlke of San Augustine; Son: Danny Spinks and Donna Dupre of Hemphill; Brother: Gene Townsend of Austin; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Claudie (Pete) Jim Spinks and a son, James Allen (Festos) Spinks

Pallbearers will be Chris Spinks, Dylan Gates, Jamey Hilton, Adam Nixon, Taylor Nixon, and Daniel Boehlke. Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Denby and Lamar Davis


05/25/2010

Funeral services for Harold E. Stephens, 87, of Willis, TX, (formerly of Timpson, TX) will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, TX, with interment in Bethel Cemetery, Montgomery. Mr. Stephens passed away in Willis, TX, on May 23, 2010.

Harold was a retired Houston Police Officer and had also been employed with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Beth of Willis; sons, Eric Stephens and wife Judy of Anchorage, Alaska, and William “Bill” Stephens and wife Jill of Houston; granddaughters, Erin & Allison Stephens, and grandson Kevin Stephens of Houston, TX.

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Montgomery, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Doris Marie Cole Marcantel, 80, passed away May 24, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center, San Augustine, TX. She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Ragley, LA to Al and Alice McFatter Cole. She had resided in Sabine County since 1985. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Bronson Baptist Church.

Doris is survived by four children, Bill Marcantel and his wife Sharon of Darrington, WA, Lin Marcantel of Bronson, Nell McBride and husband Larry of Pineland and Nita Adkison and husband Mike of Center, TX. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, four sister-in-laws, Lola Mitchell, Marie Cole, Chee Chee Cole and Loraine Marcantel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Russell, Anson, Paul, Outher and Murphy Cole.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Centerview Cemetery near Bronson, TX.


05/24/2010

Jo Anne Manning Walker, 72, of Center, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born July 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Walter D. Manning, Jr. and Alice Louise May Manning. Mrs. Walker graduated from Center High School in 1955 and Panola Junior College in 1957, where she had a 4.0 grade point average. She was previously a member of the Center Rotary Club, head of the Citizen’s Bank travel club and a Girl Scout leader. She retired from Citizen’s Bank, where she was an officer for over twenty years. The “Jo Anne Walker Scholarship For Success” has been established by her family which is given to a deserving student yearly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler and Bro. D. J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery near Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Hooper, Tim Mitchell, Joel Hooper, Ben Thomas, Tom Thomas and Larry Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Shamburger, Steve Johnson and Ken Hollis.

She is survived by:
Husband, John Stephens Walker, Sr. of Center

Daughters;
Amy Walker Hampson and husband Gregory John of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Rhonda Kaye Walker of Wichita, Kansas

Son, John Stpehens Walker, Jr. and wife Lisa Marie of Pearland

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Boudousquie, Andrew Boudousquie, Katharine Hampson, John Hampson,
James Bronson, Kellyann M. Walker, Stephanie Walker and Sarah Walker

Brother, Walter D. Manning, Jr. and wife Ellen of Center

Aunts,
Florine Parker of Houston
Pauline Jones and husband Tom of Joaquin

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends

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


05/22/2010

Pamela Jean Oswald, age 51, of Livingston, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Livingston TX. She was born April 16, 1959 in Pasadena, Texas to father Sidney Tatum and mother Orlena Tate Tatum.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Spurlock, Daniel Tatum, John Ray Glass, Edgar Daniels, Patrick Daniels and Jack Tate.

She is survived by:
Son: Jonathan Oswald of Wichita, KS
Father: Sidney Tatum of Center
Sister: Bobbie Sue Warren of Center
Brother: John Tatum & wife April of Kingwood, Texas
4 Grandchildren
A number of Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by:
Mother Orlena Tate Tatum and Brother Stephen Tatum.


05/21/2010

Mrs. Claudene Peavy, 81, of Nacogdoches, formerly of San Augustine, passed away late Thursday evening, May 20, 2010, at a hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Claudene was born to Lois (Lilly) Powers and Claude Powers on April 21, 1929, in Timpson, Texas. She was employed as a Secretary working in the Insurance Company for many years.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m., May 23, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Buddy Pratt, and Bro. Doug Fincher.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

Her survivors include: Daughters: Debbie Clark of Friendswood, Gayle Muckleroy and her husband, Gary of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren: Kent Birdwell, Kelly Griffey, Nathan Clark, Natalee Clark, Steve Clark and James Clark along with 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Clark, James Clark, Kent Birdwell, Hollis Peavy, Buddy Kennemer and Rusty Adcock

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Ann Adams Dickey, age 63, of Joaquin, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Thomasson officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dickey passed away on Friday morning, May 21, 2010, in Tyler.

Emily Ann Adams Dickey was born on May 8, 1947, in Texarkana, Arkansas. She was the adopted daughter and only child born to the marriage of James Lowell and Jessie Lema Lollar Adams. She was the maternal granddaughter of Gordon T. Lollar and Amanda Ratcliff Lollar and the paternal granddaughter of Rubin R. Adams and Emma Lee Dingler Adams.

She grew up in Texarkana, Texas and had a happy childhood, living next door to the family owned grocery store. She attended Beverley Elementary School, graduated high school at Texas High, and attended Texarkana College. She later completed her education at Central Western University. Active in the music industry for many years, she was one of the first women to break into the field of record promotion, winning several awards for her accomplishments, including the prestigious Association of Independent Radio’s Promoter of the Year in 1986.

She married Dan Benjamin Dickey on April 7, 1967, in Sherman, Texas. Emily was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. In high school, she was a member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Girl Scouts, and Rainbow Girls. As an adult, she was a member of the Young Homemakers of Texas and was active in the community, doing volunteer work in nursing homes and the schools where her children attended. Her hobbies included playing the piano, bowling, sewing, and gospel music. Later in life, until stricken by a disabling stroke, she touched many lives, helping the elderly and shut-ins by assisting with shopping and personal chores and sharing her Christian testimony. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Dickey is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dan B. Dickey of Joaquin; t hree daughters, Angela Grupp and husband Jeff of Rowlett, Monica Bishop and husband Shawn of Carthage, and Melanie Kitchens and husband Jason of Aurora; and five grandchildren, Ashley Grupp, Tiffany Grupp, Faith Kitchens, Berlin Kitchens, and Aspen Bishop.

Serving as pallbearers are Donny Dickey, Matthew Dickey, James Dickey, Jeff Grupp, Shawn Bishop, and Jason Kitchens.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


05/20/2010

Floyd Adolphus (Dock) Watson, age 81, of the Paxton Community passed away, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Billy Freeman, honorary. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers : Tom Watkins, Arney Strickland, Lon Sharver, Glenn Gill, Gene Wayne Hutto, Bobby Watson, Cliff Todd and Waylon Moore. Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Gill, Frank Lindsey, Joe Fiedler, Buddy Townsend, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Board of Directors… Larry Warren, S. W. Carter, J. P. Dobbs, Jr., Paul Alexander, Ronnie Greer, Forrest Meador, William A. Speights, Tommy Smith, Jimmie Poplin, Joe B. Wooten and George Martin.

Dock was born February 22, 1929 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Sidney & Mary (Hataway) Watson. He attended Edgefield School in Paxton and graduated from Tenaha High School in 1946. Dock attended Sam Houston State University and then Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College where he received a degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Education in 1950. Dock served in the US Air Force for a brief time during the Korean Conflict. Dock returned to Shelby County and married Fannie Baldwin.

Their 58 year marriage blessed them with three children. He is survived by wife, Fannie Watson and daughters: Brenda & husband, Gene Giles of Carthage, Glenda & husband, Charlie Leflett of Joaquin and Steven Joe Watson of the Paxton Community. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Crista & husband, Michael Black, Cara & husband, Brian Morris, Alex & husband, Ashley Rowe, Cole Leflett, Carly, Will, Sam & Jake Watson, and three loving great grandchildren: Alexis & Addison Rowe and Cameron Black. Two sisters-in-law: Ruth Stephens & husband, Collis and Jo Watson. Dock was uncle to: Bobby Watson & wife, Kay, Patty Watkins & husband, Tom, Kathy Mouser & husband, Nathan and Tammy Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney & Mary Watson, brothers, Doyle Watson and Robert Earl Watson; in-laws, Clarence and Bessie Baldwin and Bea Watson. Also preceding him in death, nephew, Bill Watson & wife, Katha and niece, Anita & husband, W.H. Nichols.

He was an active member of the Paxton United Methodist Church and The Gideon’s International Organization. He began his teaching and administration career in Center, TX in 1949-1967. He also worked part time at Mangum Funeral Home, Texas Eastern, Head Start and Community Action. From 1945 until 1981 he also operated S. S. Watson Dairy. Dock served as Tenaha School Superintendent from 1967-1982. Following, he served as Joaquin ISD Superintendent for five years. Dock was elected Shelby County Judge in 1982 where he served for sixteen years. Dock served on many boards: Paxton Water Supply, Shelby County Hospital Board, Deep East Texas Council of Government, Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op Board of Directors, Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Shelby Panola College Advisory Board, and the Shelby Soil Conservation Committee. Other business ventures were Toledo Finance, Shelby County Savings and Tenaha Milling Company.

He was awarded the Shelby County Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1994. In 1995 he received the Sam Samford Lodge #149 Community Builders Award. Tenaha ISD inducted him into their Hall of Honor in 2004. Dock also received the Tenaha Masonic Lodge Community Builders Award in 2008. Close to his heart was the restoration of the 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and working with Shelby County citizens.

Memorials may be given to the following: Paxton United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, Floyd & Fannie Watson Scholarship at Panola College or Stephen F. Austin State University, and HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas.
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Mrs. Frances Joe Oates, 74, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. No visitation is planned.

She was born December 18, 1935 in Denton, Texas to William and Phadolia (Matthews) Shepherd. Mrs. Oates, was a woman with an outstanding record of service to her fellow citizens and worked continuously for bettering the lives of those living in the community. Mrs. Oates was a registered nurse and worked alongside her husband, Dr. Steve Oates for many years. She was dedicated to the many activities her two sons, Reid and Shepard were involved in. She was a scout leader as well as very involved in the Little League organization and Athletic Boosters. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Women’s Reading Club. Mrs. Oates, was first elected to the City of Center Council in April 12, 1982, serving continuously until her death, and was appointed Mayor Pro tem a member of the City Council Committees for Financial/Audit, Streetscape Steering, Parks, and also represented the Council on the Board of Directors for the City of Center Economic Development Corporation and the Center Industrial Development Authority, and the Chairman of the City of Center Main Street Program. Mrs. Oates also served as Chairman of the Fannie Brown Booth Library; Vice Chairman of DETCOG, member of the DETCOG Grant Review Committee. Mrs. Oates was very active in the community. She was a charter member of the Lake Areas Art League. Mrs. Oates served as the President of the Shelby County Chamber, and was Chairman of the East Texas Poultry Festival for over thirty years, Ambassador President, active Ambassador, Endowed the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court Pageant, served on the Queen’s Court committee and served on the Health Care committee. Mrs. Oates received the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award in 1976 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1993, member of the Ladies Reading Club, Mrs. Oates was appointed by Governor Ann Richards to be on the board of the Executive Women in Texas Government .

She is preceded in death by her Parents, William and Phadolia Shepherd.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Dr. Steve Oates of Center

2 Sons:
Lareid Oates of Center
Shepherd Oates & wife, Denise of Mesquite

Grandson:
Stephen Daniel Oates

Family request donations be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935.

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


Thomas “Jeff” Sims, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born October 6, 1922 in the Campti Community of Shelby County to Jesse James Sims and Cynthia Caroline Byrd Sims. Mr. Sims was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a member of the LineCo Construction Electrical Union.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Michael Grogan officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Rogers, Dusty Davis, Dewayne Bailey, Randy Bush, Michael Leim, J.J. Sims, Danny Sims and David Kerr.

He is survived by:

Family Members:
Carolyn Sims Field of Center
Helen Rogers & husband Billy of Center
Doc Sims of Beckville

Also a number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Ruby Marie Sumner Sims
Five Brothers & Five Sisters

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


Betty Smotherman, 81, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Strong Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Robert D. and Opal Della (Raymond) English. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Shelbyville High School.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rob & Della English, Husband, L.B. Smotherman, Son-in-law, Bob Crocker, Sister, Hazel Vaughn, Allie Ruth Parrish, Johnnie Lynch and Margie Martin and Infant Brother, Buddy English.

She survived by:

2 Daughters:
Sue Bolton & husband, Glen of Center
Ann Crocker of Center

Son:
Randy Smotherman & wife, Mindy of Huxley

4 Grandchildren:
Heath Bolton & wife, Teri of Huxley
Brandi Bolton Lairmore & husband, Brandon of Warrensburg, MO
Clint Crocker of Huxley
Craig Crocker & Kelly Webber of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Bristan Lairmore
Caden Crocker

Twin Sister:
Bobbie Jean Condon of Beaumont

Brother:
R.D. “Dale” English & wife, Barbara “Babs” of Houma, LA

Sister-in-law:
Rodean Barnett & husband, Windell of Huxley

Special Friend:
JoAnn Shofner of Huxley

Pallbearers:
Clint Crocker, Craig Crocker, Troy Shofner, Bubba Shofner,
Gerald Vaughn, Jackie Vaughn and Larry Vaughn

Honorary Pallbearers:
Heath Bolton, Brandon Lairmore and Bobby Glynn Scarber

Family request that donations be made to the Strong Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 1383 Center, Texas.

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


05/18/2010

Doris Ingram, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Lone Cedar Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 26, 1925 to John Wesley and Elvira (Adams) Gray. She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Elvira Gray, Husband, Walter Ingram Jr. and Brother, Auburn Gray and Stepmother, Annie B. Gray.

She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Darlene Mann & husband, Howell of Ft. Worth
Deborah Carrick & husband, Robert of Colorado Springs, CO

Grandchildren:
Shelley Pardue
Corry Smith & husband, Michael
R. W. Carrick & wife, Angie
Lillian Adams & husband, Chris

6 Great Grandchildren:
Cole, Lauren & Wyatt Pardue
Wesley & Harper Smith
Abigail Adams

Brother:
Glenn Gray & wife, Paulette of Tyler

Sister:
Katheryn Keith & husband, Tom of Grapeland

Sister-in-law:
Juanita Yates & husband, Julius of Shreveport, LA

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


05/17/2010

Hellen Schillings Sanders, 79, of Dialville Tx. passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Cherokee County. Hellen was a 1947 graduate of Center High School. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Lilia Schillings. Helen was married to the late Bro. Billy Sanders and they lived in around Shelby County while he pastored churches. They had been at Clever Creek Baptist church in the late 50's and early 60's.

Services will be gravesite only, Wendsday, May 19th, 2010, in Nacogdoches Oak Grove Cemetery with visitation at 1:30 and burial at 2:00.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Tx.

 

05/16/2010

Milton Eugene Harris, 73, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

He was born June 12, 1936 to Minor and Eva (Lord) Harris.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Minor and Eva Harris, Wife, Louise Harris, Son, Jerry Harris and Infant Daughter, Rebecca Harris.

He is survived:
Daughter:
Vicky Pratt & husband, James of Center
Son:
Kenneth Harris & wife, Lisa of Center
Son:
Richard Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Grandchildren:
Eric Pratt & wife, Allison of Center
Dache Barnhart & husband, Brandon of Wylie
Amy Windham & husband, Kyle of Center
Keith Harris & Fiance, Amanda Jones of Center
Kimberly Shelton & husband, Matthew of Center
Richie Harris of Baton Rouge, LA
Great Grandchildren:
Kaleigh and Keaton Pratt
Peyton & Breanna Windham, Dakota Wagstaff
Dalton Shelton
2 Sisters:
Dell Tyler & husband, Cecil of Huxley
Johnny Blount of Baker, LA
Brother:
Red Odom & wife, Marie of Tenaha
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Keith Harris, Matt Shelton, Kyle Windham
Eric Pratt, Glen Hutto and Otis Pleasant

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


05/15/2010

Jane Ellen Parker Jones, 60, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Center. She was born February 6, 1950 in Shelby County to Dan Parker and Virginia Harrison Parker. Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Parker-Jones Farm with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Youth Cutting Horse Association, 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ray Jones of Center

Sons:
Marlin Ray Jones III and wife Brandy of Center
Daniel Kevin Jones and wife Jennifer of Center

Grandsons:
Collin Parker Jones of Center
Ryan Jones of Center

Granddaughter, Cloe Camille Jones of Center

Father, Dan Parker of College Station

Brothers:
Danny Parker and wife Cindy of College Station
John William Parker and wife Teressa of Corsicana

Aunts:
Fern Christensen of Tenaha
Betty Robertson of Tenaha
Winfrey Swann of Houston

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Also many, many beloved animals

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Virginia Parker

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


Bessie Clifton, 68, of Tenaha passed away Saturday May 15, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 24, 1942 to Nellie and Doritha (Usher) Skeeters.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Nellie and Doritha Skeeters, Husband, Glen Clifton, Brothers, Woodrow Skeeters, Carl Ross Skeeters, Billy Ray Skeeters.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Linda Clifton Torres & husband, Tony of Paxton
Son:
Leon Clifton & wife, Deborah of Tenaha
Son:
David Lee Clifton of Timpson
Son:
Joe Kenneth Clifton of Timpson
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Mary Ann Doles of Nebraska
Brother:
Travis Skeeters of Nacogdoches
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Mrs. June Ainsworth, age 73, passed away today, May 13, 2010, at a local nursing home in San Augustine. She was born July 7, 1936, in Buhl, Idaho, to the late Fred and Tina McRoberts.

June was a member of the Chinquapin Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who delighted in taking care of her husband and children.

She is survived by her sons, Rodney Ainsworth and wife Kathy, Lloyd Ainsworth and Troy Ainsworth - all of San Augustine; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children; along with several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held on 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Chinquapin Cemetery in San Augustine County. Officiating will be Bro. Gerald Sowell.

Visitation will be from the hours of 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas. 75972

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Lucille Bierhalter, 93, of Kirbyville, former resident of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Kirbyville.

Lucille was born to Nannie (Rogers) Fonville, and Lewis Wesley Fonville on March 31, 1917, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Angleton.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the San Augustine City Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Officiating will be Jamie Kinman.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Phillip and Vicki Bierhalter of Ennis; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Nancy and David McGilbery of Kirbville; Grandchildren: Kelli Armstrong, Lee Bierhalter, and Jan McGilbery, Josh McGilbery and Jared McGilbery; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Orville Fonville of Pasadena, Charles and Eloise Angleton, Jerry and Barbara Fonville of Pasadena and Thomas and Carol Fonville of Flint.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin Asbury Bierhalter; sisters: Lorraine Roberts, Marjorie Gill; Brother: Lewis Fonville

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


05/14/2010

Willis B. Wilson 1933 - 2010 Graveside services for Mr. Willis B. Wilson, 76, of Nacogdoches are set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, with Rev. Bailey Alders, Pastor of Christian Life Center UPCI, officiating. Eulogies will be offered by Elbert Roark and Nolan Alders.

Willis passed away May 13, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Willis was born December 30, 1933, in Shelby County, Texas, to Woodrow and Ibera Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Willis was retired from Texas Farm Products after 35 years. He was a member of Christian Life Center UPCI.

Willis and Bennie (Gentry) Wilson were married April 4, 1959, and she survives him. Also surviving is a daughter, Phyllis Wilson of Nacogdoches, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Alders, Dr. Richard Baker, Lee Howell, Elbert Roark, David Roark and Joseph Roark.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches, TX. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


05/13/2010

Donna Parks Bailey, 51 of Timpson, passed away May 13, 2010, Nacogdoches, Texas. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 17, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Sir Charleston Johnson officiating.

Born June 2, 1958, in Houston, TX, Donna Dean Parks Bailey was the daughter of Allen Curtis and Joy (Eldredge) Parks. She had worked as a processor for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include her mother Joy Parks of Timpson; grandmother Myrtle Eldredge of Beggs, OK; daughter Michelle Parks Harris and husband Timothy of Timpson; brothers Johnny Parks of Timpson and Curtis Parks and wife Velma of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Tammy Harris, Angelic Harris, Amber Parks, and Ashton Harris; great granddaughter Ty’Amberia Tutt Parks; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her father Allen Curtis Parks and husband Danny Bruce Bailey.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/11/2010

Doris Gertrude Wagner passed away peacefully at her residence on May 10, 2010. Doris was born on Oct. 13, 1919 to George and Merinda Chorpening on the family farm north of Alamo, TX. She was a graduate of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School and the University of Texas. During WW II, Doris worked for the F.B.I. in San Antonio and had very fond memories of her co-workers and friends.

She married Paul F. Wagner on March 8, 1946 after he returned from military service in WWII in the South Pacific. Paul passed away July 12, 2004. Doris was a proud member of P.E.O. Chapter DS, a philanthropic educational organization, for over 60 years and served as local chapter president numerous times. She loved to play bridge with her many friends, often playing two to three times a week. Doris was an “old time” cook as she had an uncanny ability for putting up vegetables and her delicious fruit preserves. Her sons will greatly miss her succulent fried oysters and Christmas candy.

Doris is survived by three sons and their wives, Gary P. and Deborah Wagner of Center, TX, James T. and Teresa Wagner of McAllen, TX, Randall L. and Mary Gay Wagner of Kerrville, TX; grandchildren, Kenneth and Nikki Wagner of Center, TX, Peyton and Gavin Hawk of St. Petersburg, FL, Jason and Christina Wagner of Austin, TX, Amy and Chris Schmanski of Collingswood, NJ, Hunter Wagner of San Marcos, TX, Merinda and Richard Goodman of Caddo Mills, TX, Phillips Wagner of Kerrville, TX; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2010 from noon to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6-8. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Kreidler Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. John Badders. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Kautsch, Pat Risica, Danny Drefke, Mark Wittenberg, Jack McKeever, Kenneth Johnson and Jim Brown. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Vannie E. Cook, Jr. children’s cancer Clinic, 101 W. Exp 83, McAllen, TX 78503.


Derrick Pina, 17, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born October 4, 1992 in Jacksonville to Jay Harvey and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Amelia Short officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Keith P. Simms, Dayrien Driver, Christopher Bell, Terrance Barnes, Row Simmons, Michael Harvey and Ricky Rios.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr. of Center
Pepe Pina of Nacogdoches

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Lufkin
Jennie Pina of Lufkin

Father, Jay Harvey of Center

Aunts:
Amelia Short
Marsha Simms

Also, a number of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Brother, Rigo Pina
Sister, Hope Michelle Simms
Grandmother, Esther Lee Simms
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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


Joyce Edge Adams, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at her home. She was born September 29, 1927 in Huxley to Henry Wesley Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge. Ms. Adams was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Dr. Nick Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Clint Quinn, Waylon Quinn, Casey Adams, Josiah Conner, William Gamble, Johnnie Foster Gamble IV, Joey May and Cody May. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Adams and Bret Burkart.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Travis Quinn & wife Kathy of Clute
Jack Quinn of Crockett
David Adams of Alto
Jesse Adams & wife Darla of Flint

Daughters:
Carolyn “Sissy” Ratcliff of Watauga
Martha May & husband Sammy of Center
Hazel Gamble of Center
Judy Conner & husband Nick of Ponder

Grandchildren:
Jessica Chandler, Waylon Quinn, Clint Quinn, Jamie Quinn, Amanda Quinn Sanchez, Savannah Quinn, Crystal Quinn, Ben Ratcliff, Jennifer Ratcliff, Robert Ratcliff, Jr., Bret Burkart, Joey May, Cody May, Joyce Glaze, Shasta Briggs, Johnie Foster Gamble IV, William Gamble, Josiah Conner, Jessica Conner, Adrian Smith, Kimberlyn Lansford, Jeffrey Adams, Jason Adams, Casey Adams, Hannah Adams, Hunter Adams, and Heath Adams.

Thirty Five Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maxine Miller of Longview
Jackie Miller & husband Henry of Center

Brothers:
J. Frank Edge & wife Velma of Lake Jackson
James Edge & wife Nell of Clute
Lyndon Edge & wife Vicki of Center
Paul Edge of Desert Hot Springs, California
Dale Edge & wife Elizabeth of Pflugerville

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Felicia Jo Norris, age 77, died Sunday, May 9th in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Norris was born February 2, 1933 in Brenham, Texas to Theron Ellis and Sue Smith Floyd Moses. Felicia and her husband, the late Ross Edward Norris, Sr. grew up together in Center, Texas where they married in 1953. Along with their two sons, they made their home in Victoria for over fifty years. Felicia was a long-time employee of the Estate of Thomas O’Connor.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at
Rosewood Funeral Home in Victoria.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00
a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her son Ross Edward Norris, Jr. of Willis, Texas and his children Cecily Erin Norris of Dallas, Riley Evan Norris of Austin, Conley Everett Norris of Huntsville and their mother, Cherie Duckett Norris of Houston and son Joseph Kelly Norris and his wife, Kelly, and their son, Braden Kelly Norris of Houston. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carl Todd VanWay (Suanne) of Victoria and Mrs. J.W. McCauley (Libby) and her husband of Willis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, Texas.


05/10/2010

Karen Alyne Smith, 64, of Salado died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday May 8, 2010 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Burial will be at Ford Cemetery at Bon Weir after a graveside service Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Beaumont to Gordon Nelson and Dorothy Daugherty Nelson. She married Obe Kymbol Smith February 29, 1958. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Houston. She moved to Belton twenty years ago from New Jersey. She worked as the Librarian for the Temple Public Library having retired March 31, 2010. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Survivors include her husband Obe Kymbol Smith of Salado; one daughter Amy Alyne Smith of Salado; one stepson Kymbol Smith of Salado; two stepdaughters Crystal Church of Belton and Gina Walker of Port Bolivar; her father Gordon Nelson of Timpson; one brother Don Nelson of Center and one sister Nancy Stockman of Temple.

Memorials may be made to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County or to Friends of Temple Public Library.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mayfield died Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Longview, Texas.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Briley Mayfield was born December 9, 1940 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas as the daughter of Myrtle Best Wood and Robert Lee Briley, Sr. Mrs. Mayfield was retired from the Kroger company, later retiring from Sams after eight years of service and was the owner of Glory Bee Creations. She received her degree from Panola College in Computer Information Systems and a degree in Applied Science from the California College for Health Sciences, majoring in Medical Transcription and Computers Information Systems.Gloria Married Mr. Wlmer A. “Red” Mayfield May 29, 1972 and celebrated 35 years together until he preceded her in death on August 6, 2007.

Gloria was a seventeen year member and officer of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas J. Rusk Chapter, The United Daughters of The Confederacy, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Longview, The National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and The Magna Charter Dames. She was also a member of the Texas Genealogy Association and was an Accredited Genealogist of the American College of Genealogists. She had written several books about her family ancestors. She was active in the TX GenWeb, served from 1999-200 as the SW/SC CC Rep, USGenWeb Advisory Board and web mistress of the Cemeteries of TX, TX Surnames, and numerous county websites.

Mrs. Mayfield was a member of the Women Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, The American Legion Women Auxiliary, and the Auxiliary of the Disabled Veterans Association. .She was Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Henderson Chapter No. 597, and an endowed member of Carthage, Chapter No 747. She was of the Baptist Faith, currently member of the Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Glen Gregg Goza, II; daughter, Linda Mayfield Jennings and brothers: Robert Jr., Ted and Jimmye Briley; Mike Briley; sister, Betty Webb; brother-in-laws, Jim Webb and Jimmy Shipman; granddaughter, Wendy Warner

Mrs. Mayfield is survived by her daughters, Briley M. Dailey and husband Billy Charles, Jr. of Beckville, Glynna D. Reser and husband Kevin of Boerne, June Grattan, Ruth Parker and husband Lance, Sandra Garcia, Deborah Gilotte and husband Rick; son-in-law, Steve Jennings; grandchildren, Morgan and Billy Charles Dailey, II of Beckville and Kristal and Travis Wayne Reser of Boerne, Misty Watson and husband Robert, Jerome’ Anderson, Jennifer Biorge and husband Dusty, Jande’ La’Ulu and husband Kark, Jarel Anderson and Steven Grattan, Jimmy Wanner and wife Jill, Alan Parker, Sabrina, Marsial, Mandel and Sasha Garcia, Janice Vanover and husband Adam and Jake Jones. Gloria is also survived by her brother, Mike Briley of Pierre, South Dakota and sister, Jackie Shipman of Stephenville. Great grandchildren, Madyson Dailey, landing Watson, Corbin and Ressie Wanner, Cipher La’Ulu, William and Skylar Garcia, Dwaine Garcia, Shalee Basden, Lazariae Mayes, Persefanie Garcia, Cohen and Daxton Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Brooklyn, Gabriel and Thor Biorge.

THE BODY WILL LIE IN STATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday


05/08/2010

Funeral service for Thomas Lamar McWilliams, age 91, of the Bobo Community near Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 10, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. McWilliams passed away May 8, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born in the Bobo Community of Shelby County, Texas, Thomas Lamar McWilliams was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Lillie (Wilson) McWilliams. He and Quinteen Green were married November 9, 1936. Lamar retired as a division supervisor for Texas Gas after 48 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson, serving as a deacon and church treasurer, and was also a member of American Legion Post #90 in Timpson.

Survivors include his daughter Linda Bills and husband Bill of Brentwood, TN; grandson James Lamar Bills and wife Lara of Beckley, West Virginia; granddaughter Laura Fay Bills Essner and husband Jon of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren: Sara Margaret Bills, Calloway Reeves Bills, Jay Thomas Essner, and Bryce Patrick Essner; and sister-in-law June Mims of Timpson.

In addition to his parents, Lamar McWilliams was preceded in death by wife Quinteen Green McWilliams, brother Howard McWilliams, and sister Fay Bryan.

Visitation will be held 12 Noon and until 2:00 PM service time on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Lighting the Path, Otter Creek School, 409 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/07/2010

Georgia Marquette Wallace Emanis Oliver

Marquette “Coot” Oliver passed away on May 7, 2010 in Center, Texas at the age of 92. Marquette, one of eight children, was born on December 8, 1917, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, to parents, Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace.

Marquette attended Cooper school until she was 16. She then traveled alone to Freeport, Texas where she worked in a hospital while finishing high school. Her dream was to become a nurse. That dream didn’t materialize until she was in her 50’s when she finally obtained her LVN license from the Panola Nursing School. She then worked at Shelby General Hospital and other local nursing facilities for a number of years.

Marquette married Rebel Eloy Emanis, also of Arcadia, where they farmed for a short time and their first child Jackie was born. They moved to Freeport where Eloy worked at Dow Chemical and their second child, Ronald Eloy Emanis, was born.

Around 1951, the Emanis Family moved back to Arcadia where Marquette enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and quilting. In 1982, at the age of 70, Eloy passed away. Marquette later rekindled her friendship with Olen Oliver who also grew up in Arcadia. The two were married August 9, 1987 in Timpson. They had been married for 23 years and lived in Center. She was baptized a member of the Arcadia Missionary Baptist Church and was a long time member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Marquette Oliver was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Flossie Wallace; first husband, Eloy Emanis; brother Jesse Franklin; and sister Vada Mae Tinsley. She is survived by her husband, Olen Oliver of Center; daughter, Jackie Emanis Grant and husband Neil, of the Arcadia Community; son, Ronnie Emanis and wife Charlsey, of Center; three stepsons, Olen Oliver Jr. and wife Linda of Pasadena, Jim Oliver and wife Glenda of LaPorte, and Richard Oliver and wife Vickie of Houston. Also five grandchildren, Doice Grant and wife Beth of Longview, Dr. Derek Grant and wife Ann of Center, Greg Grant of Arcadia, Kerry Grant Greer and husband Reed of Melissa, Texas, and Aleta Whitton and husband Jeremy of Center; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marguerite Adams, Sue Hagler, and Marsha Askew; two brothers, Bud Wallace and wife Billie, and Joe Wallace and wife Elaine; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Doice Grant, Dr. Derek Grant, Greg Grant, Olen Oliver Jr., Jim Oliver, and Richard Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons Reed Grant, Seth Grant, Levi Grant, Trace Greer, August Greer, Jack Greer, and Judson Greer.

Visitation will be held at Watson and Son Funeral home in Center Saturday May 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday May 9 at 2:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Oliver will be laid to rest with generations of family members gone on before at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near the Arcadia Community. Her children and grandchildren will provide a musical farewell. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church or Life Care Hospice of Nacogdoches.


John A. White, Jr., 89, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at his home. He was born July 31, 2020 in Tenaha to John A. White, Sr. and Mary Belle Holt White. At the age of 10, John took up the guitar and, in a very short time, was accompanying the local fiddler at dances. At the age of 15, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and became the camp rhythm guitarist for Camp Maydell, located between Rusk and Palestine. He was a founding member of “The Bluegrass Ramblers” in the early 60’s. For years he played extensively all over Texas with some of the best fiddler and banjo players. His love of singing and playing the guitar never ceased. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1938 and married Mayzell Samford on May 19, 1939. Mr. White worked as a welder in the shipyards in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Houston, before World War II. He was then drafted and served in the US Navy aboard the battleship “USS Mississippi” in the Pacific Theatre, where he was an eyewitness to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. After the war, Mr. White moved to LaPorte, where he worked as a welder for Shell Oil Company. He was eventually promoted to the position of “welding specialist” and wrote all the weld procedures for pressure equipment for Shell nationwide. In April 1981, Mr. White retired from Shell after 34 years of service and moved to Lake Murvaul, near Gary, where he and Mayzell enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, May 10, 2010 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Douglas McDonald and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Young, Johnny Gibbs, Ronnie Samford, Jack White, Bennie Martin and Chris Pena.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Martha White of Tenaha

Sons:
Michael White of Columbia, Missouri
Joe White & wife Joy of Tenaha

Grandson, Jack White of New York City

Granddaughter, Jodi Pena & husband Chris of Cypress

Four Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Phyllis Brewer Graves of Shreveport passed peacefully on May 6, 2010. She was born on December 20, 1939, in New Port Rhode Island. As a daughter of career naval officer, she spent her childhood in locations throughout the United States. Phyllis dedicated her life to service, both as a nurse and a teacher.

Phyllis received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University 1961, master’s degree in public health from Tulane University in 1965 and doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in1979.

After becoming a nurse, she began working in a hospital operating and recovery rooms. She also worked as a public health nurse, including working with handicapped children services. Phyllis became a nursing educator in 1965. Phyllis served for one year as an instructor at the Louisiana State Universality School of Nursing in New Orleans, two years as an instructor at Confederate Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport and two years as an instructor at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. She was a member of Northwestern State University faculty in Shreveport, Louisiana from 1975 to 1986, where she served as a professor and head of the baccalaureate nursing program. A published author of textbooks and articles, Phyllis was a member of the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She served on numerous professional committees and was a founding member of the Shreveport Mayor’s Women’s’ Commission.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, reading and, as is said in south Louisiana, “passing a good time.”

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Reggie Graves, brother, Charles Brewer and family, son, Bob Graves and wife Kathy and grandchildren, Morgan and Ellis.

A memorial service celebrating Phyllis’ life will be held at King’s Highway Christian Church in Shreveport on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.


05/05/2010

Rosendo C. “Ross” Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born September 8, 1944 in Pleasanton, Texas to Agulino Pacheco and Beatrice Castro Pacheco. Mr. Pacheco was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Bailey officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm, at Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pacheco, Adam Morales, Raul Pacheco, Israel Pacheco, Alfred Ray Zuniga, Roy Taylor, Jerry Burford, and Larry Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be James Black, Reggie Masters, Carlos Pacheco and Dennis Kofstad.

He is survived by:

Wife, Stephanie Pacheco of Palestine

Four Children

Two Step-Children

Ten Grandchildren

Brothers: Raul Pacheco of Houston Carlos Pacheco of Pleasanton

Sisters: Linda Kofstad of Minnesota Virginia Zuniga of Pasadena

Mother-in-Law, Waverly Ellerbee of Walker, Louisiana

Very Special Friends, James & Paula Black of Palestine

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Agulino Pacheco & Beatrice Castro Pacheco Infant Brother, Ernesto Pecheco

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


Mrs. Addie L. Green, 71, longtime resident of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas.

Addie was born to Lera (Greer) Walton and Oren Walton on October 16, 1938, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 2:00 P.M., in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Bro. Bobby Warr will officiate.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years: John Earl Green of San Augustine; Son: Robert and his wife, Lisa Green of Teneha ;Daughters: Sheila Williams of San Augustine, and Regina Martinez and husband, Lupe of Center; Grandchildren: Brandy Hughes, Nickie Hughes, Daniel Harvey, Chris Harvey, Jeremy Green, Tiffany Green, Cassi Green, Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, B.J. Bray, John Green, and Brandon Green. 6 Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Jerry Walton and wife, Sue of Houston, Charles Walton and his wife, Diane of Dallas, and Kenneth Walton of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Barbara, Shirley, Karen and Vicki; brother: Oren Walton, Jr. and a sister: Jeanette Ratcliff

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts

Danny Garland Porter, 66, of Deadwood, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at his home. He was born April 21, 1944 in Center to Aaron Porter and Hersey Belrose Porter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mervin Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Deadwood Cemetery in Deadwood, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Porter, Jody Porter, Reese Smith, Chad Adams, James Cassell, Joel Graves, Shawn Harris and Johnny Metcalf.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeanene Porter of Deadwood
Daughter, Laci Doan & husband Matt of Deadwood
Sisters: Pennie Cassell of Keithville, Louisiana Patricia Adams & husband Clyde of Center
Brother, Joe Porter of Center
Mother-in-Law, Velma Smith of Center
Sister-in-Law, Betty McSwain & husband Gene of Deadwood
Brothers-in-Law: Brother Mervin Scott of Deadwood Gene Smith & wife Mila of Center
Special Friends, The Dale LaGrone Family

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Aaron Porter & Hersey Belrose Porter
Brother, Larry Porter
Father-in-Law, Jack Smith

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


Laura Margaret (Putnam) McLarry passed away on May 5, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center, Texas where she had resided since 2007. Mrs. McLarry was born November 27, 1916, in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Charles W. and Margaret Frances Putnam. On January 16, 1942 she married Finley McLarry in Sulphur Springs where they lived until his death in 1997.

A celebration of life for Mrs. McLarry will be held Saturday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home, 505 S. Hillcrest Dr. in Sulphur Springs. Visitation will be Friday, May 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Two daughters survive Mrs. McLarry: Carolyn Wiggins and husband Wayne of Longmont CO. and Ann Krueger and husband Clay of Center, Texas. She is further survived by five grandsons: Mark Wiggins and wife Wendy of St. Louis Park, MN; Paul WIggins and wife Debbie of Longmont, CO.; BIll Krueger and wife Beth of Norwak, CT.; Scot Krueger of Semi Valley, CA.; Tim Krueger of O'Fallon, MO and four great-grand children: Emily and Brian WIggins of Longmont, CO. and Roy and Robert Krueger of Norwalk, CT.

Her parents, her husband, two sisters, Alma Putman and Josephine McLarry and special nephew, Dan Richard McLarry, all of Sulphur Springs preceded her in death.

Mrs. McLarry worked six years as a dental assistant, nine years as financial secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and 14 years as a secretary for Sulphur Springs Independent School District in the high school, junior high and Houston Elementary. She loved to paint and was a member of Hopkins County Art League and Lakes Area Arts League in Center, Texas. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and crafts. She was a member of First Baptist Church Center, Texas when she died and a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Throughout her life she was active in Baptist Women's Missionary group and taught women's Bible study classes for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to LifeCare Hospice; 320 North Street, Suite 311; Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.


05/03/2010

Rosendo C Pacheco, 65, of Palestine, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. Services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

John R. Adams, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1926 in Shelby County to Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams. He was a member of the International Order of Foresters. Mr. Adams served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.,May 5, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. J.C. Dawson and Rev. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Tyler Dawson, John Yarbrough, Sonny Donldson, Nathan Adams and Woody Jernigan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lout, Jack Lout, Butch Adams, Monk Peace, Sammy Jones and Randolph Lout.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty J. Adams of Center

Daughter, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.C. of Silsbee

Sons:
J.T. Adams & wife Linda of Lufkin
John David Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Johnny Dawson, Michael Dawson, Melissa Dawson, Nathan Adams and Kasey Lewis

Twenty One Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sister, Miriam Jernigan of Center

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Flint Adams and Georgia Sanford Adams
Brother, Bob Adams and F. T. Adams

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


05/02/2010

Curtis Estes, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport.

He was born August 5, 1941 in Shelby County to F.E. and Ida (Andrews) Estes.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, F.E. and Ida Estes, and 2 Brothers, Raymond Estes and Tommy Estes.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Brenda Estes of Joaquin
Daughter:
Tammy Garner & husband, Sam of Joaquin
Son:
Curtis B. “Pete” Estes of Joaquin
4 Grandchildren:
Amanda Garner of Joaquin
Brandon Garner of Joaquin
Dustin Estes of Joaquin
Austin Estes of Joaquin
Sister:
Verna Murdock of Chireno
3 Brothers:
Buford Estes & wife, Shirley of Carthage
Henry Myers Estes & wife, Charlotte of Salem, MO
Elzie Estes & wife, Dawn of Joaquin
Number of Nieces and Nephews & a host of Friends

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


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04/30/2010

Arlon B. Allen, 90, of Lufkin, was born January 25, 1920 in Gehagan, Louisiana, the son of the late Lanora (Squyres) and John Henry Allen. He passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mr. Allen was a retired carman with Southern Pacific Railroad. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Lufkin;s First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Jerry W. Allen of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Richard Benoit of Vidor; daughter Nancy Patterson of Beaumont; brother, Evin Allen of Pearland; grandchildren, Julie Kitchen, Amy Riddle, Melissa Coon, Clavin Sharp, Kristena Smith, Lori Perkins, Shawn Benoit and Raven Odoms; 13 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Carolyn Lightfoot and Pat Bailey; and a number of other nieces, nephews and family members.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Allen, in 1999; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Allen's memory may be made to Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Services for Mr. Allen will be held at 3:00 p.m.Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr.Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Mollie Allen. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 pm, Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

Gipson Funeral Home; directors.


Funeral services for Mr. Glenn Scott to be held at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church Cemetery. Final arragngements entrusted to Purvis Funeral Home.

Directions to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1741 Mundy Road, Mansfield, La:  From the West on Hwy 84, go to Mansfield, La., proceed on East on Hwy 84 six miles. At Mundy Road (four way intersection) turn Left (North.)  The church is on the Left side of the road. (If you pass I-49, you have gone too far.)


04/29/2010

Era B. Enmon, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was born September 18, 1915 in Shelbyville to Joe C. Dockens and Ima Jacobs Dockens. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Donald Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers were Harold Dockens, Arnold Soucie, Chuck Bailey, Tommy Sanford, Charles Henry Hinton and Wayne Grissom. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Baty, Will Baty, Walt Baty and Freddie Frankie.

She is survived by:

Son, James H. Enmon & wife Bobbie of Shelbyville
Daughter, Ima Ruth Snider of Beamont

Grandchildren:

Stephen Snider, Victor Enmon and Kristi Conn
Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Husband, H.E. “Jack” Enmon
Son-in-Law, Kenneth O. Snider
Grandson, Kenneth O. Snider, Jr.
Great Granddaughter, Victoria Enmon

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


04/28/2010

James Zack “Dude” Mills, 80, of Center passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born October 30, 1929 in Pineland to James Burke Mills and Clanty Delilah Thomas Mills. Mr. Mills served in the US Air Force, and was a member of VFW Post 8904 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Bryan Opbroek officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ronny Mills, Jr., Kyle Hennigan, Jammie Berney, Shane Mudd, Richard Schultz, and Lt. Col. John Hennigan.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Mills of Center

Sons:
Ronald Mills of Shreveport, Louisiana
Randolph Mills & wife Brenda of Keithville, Louisiana
Stanley Hill & wife Minerva of Mesa, Arizona
Gary E. Hill & wife Nin of Timpson

Daughters:
Ann Mills McGuire of Shreveport, Louisiana
Margie Mills Hennigan & husband Radian of Ruston, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Ronny Mills, Jr., Kim Mills, Mandy Mills, Sherry Mills, Wendy Stough, Jammie Berney, Jessica McGuire, Jeremy McGuire, Shane Mudd, Kyle Hennigan, James Hennigan, Hannah Hennigan Salem, Erik Hill, Danny Hill, Amber Shofner

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

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


04/26/2010

Furman Davis, 88, long-term resident of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Texas.

Furman Davis was born and raised in Center, Texas, the youngest son of John and Jessie Davis. Furman married Mary Jo Matthews in Center, Texas in 1946. Mary Jo passed away in 1996 after 50 years of marriage. Furman is survived by his four loving children Dianna Davis Forest, Brenda Davis Fye, Victor Furman Davis and David Matthews Davis. He is also survived by sons-in-law Duncan Forest and Jerry Fye and daughter-in-law DeDe Davis. Furman will also be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Kristin Heath, Kyle Alston, Dianna Boorman, Allison Davis and Nathan Davis, as well as 6 great grandchildren, 2 nephews and a niece and numerous cousins and long-time friends. He will be especially missed by his close friend Mildred Bradberry.

Furman’s first career was in service to his country in the Texas National Guard, the United States Army and the United States Air Force from November 1938 until he retired in January 1972. Furman began his Army service in Texas Company D 144th Infantry. He served domestically at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Wilmington, North Carolina, patrolling coastal and inland waterways. He then served in Oran, French Morocco and Naples, Italy. He joined a heavy weapons company in Anzio, Italy for a campaign to capture Rome. From Rome he went back to Naples to train for the invasion of Southern France. On August 15, 1944 he participated in an assault landing invasion of Southern France and subsequent campaigns through France to the German border. He was wounded in action and received numerous decorations and awards for his service and bravery including a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and numerous campaign medals. Furman returned to the United States in October 1945.

After the war Furman was discharged from the Army and enlisted in the Air Force. His assignments included Carlwell AFB, Barksdale AFB, Reese AFB, 3 years in Japan, Edwards AFB, RAF Bentwater, Ipswich, England, Amarillo AFB and Lackland AFB. He served with the Air Security Police in various capacities including Security Operations Supervisor, Corrections Security Operations Superintendent and Security Police Training Superintendent. Chief Master Sergeant Furman Davis consistently received outstanding reviews from his commanding officers and was several times rated as the “best Chief Master Sergeant in the whole United States Air Force”. Furman returned with his family to Center, Texas in 1972, where he completed a long second career as an Investigator for the Shelby Count District Attorney. Furman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas and the Center Country Club. Furman’s interests included golf, ranching, gardening and carving.

Furman will be buried alongside his loving wife, Mary Jo, at the Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at The First Baptist Church in Center, Texas on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 PM till service time at the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Hospice or a favorite charity.


Funeral service for Henry B. Porterfield, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Porterfield passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Timpson.

Born April 17, 1917, in Timpson, TX, Henry B. Porterfield was the son of the late John Henon and Annas (Biering) Porterfield. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945, fighting in Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He worked in construction for the Texas Department of Transportation from February 2, 1953 to October 31, 1975.

In addition to his parents, Henry Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers Aubrey, Marvin, Herbert, Emory, Gaston, Melvin, and Daniel Porterfield and sisters Mary Hammers, Lizzie Porterfield, Jewel Ford, and Ruth Porterfield. Surviving his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Harold Rodgers, 86, of Center passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. He was born August 19, 1923 in Tecumuseh, Oklahoma to James Harold Lloyd Rodgers and Mary Daniels Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Windham officiating. Interment followed at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers were Dickie Gilchirst, Billy Neal, Bruce Neal, Angela Neal, Kevin Reeves, and Gene McHougher.

He is survived by:

Daughter
Judy McHougher

Grandchildren
Scott Wayne McHougher
Sherry Jeanine McHougher

Four Great Grandchildren

A number of special friends

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


Brandon Levi Powdrill, infant son of Michael Shane Powdrill and Laura Mayfield Powdrill passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Willis-Knighton South Medical Center in Shreveport. Services were held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Logansport with interment following at Bethel Cemetery.

Little Levi was preceded in death by his, Great-Grandparents Earl Mayfield, Bill Still, Lacy "Buckshot" & Helen Powdrill.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Michael and Laura Powdrill of Logansport; Grandparents Patricia "Sissy" & Jimmy Norwood of Stanley, Mike and Ann Mayfield of Logansport, Dean Powdrill of Joaquin, Texas, Great-Grandparents, Patsy Still of Joaquin, Texas and Nettie Mayfield of Mansfield and many aunts and uncles as well as a host of friends and family.

Services were under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


04/23/2010

David Sterling Griffin, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born September 14, 1932 in Kountze, Texas to Mike Malone Griffin and Myra Williams Griffin. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He is survived by:

Special Friends, Ford & Mary Windham

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


04/22/2010

Billie Jordan, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1922 in Logan, Louisiana to John and Ida Ramsey. Ms. Jordan was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had been a past Worthy Matron.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Jordan, Jason Fisher, Elan Watson, Bubba Lee, Kevin Holt, and Matt Jordan. Honorary pallbearer will be Charlie Leflett.

She is survived by:

Son, Vance Jordan & wife Cathy of Joaquin

Son, Craig Jordan & wife Denise of Huxley

Son, Murphy Jordan & wife LuAnn of Longview

Daughter, Jan Zuniga of Logansport

Son, David Jordan & wife Angie of Logansport

Nine Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sue Hooper & husband Arnold of Joaquin
Norma Faye Ramsey of Mesquite

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leland V. Jordan

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


4/21/2010

Scotty Ray Doggett, 18, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 13, 1991 in Center to Franklin & Marsha Doggett. Scotty was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, April 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cheyenne Fenton, Cody Porter, Dillion Porter, Daniel McLemore, Jimmy Casey, Jack Henry Brittain, Patrick McLemore and Deryll Fenton.

He is survived by:

Father, Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville

Mother, Marsha Clark & husband Luke of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Jodie Doggett McLemore & husband Daniel of Shelbyville
Brandi Doggett of Shelbyville

Grandmother, Charlotte Fenton of Zavalla

Grandfather, James Ferguson of Nacogdoches

Grandparents, Yvonne & Billy Doggett of Shelbyville

Aunt, Cindy Fenton of Zavalla

Niece, Paetin McLemore of Shelbyville

Also numerous aunts uncles, cousins, including many members of the Clark family

Preceded in death by:
Uncles, James Michael Fenton and Lynn Braxton
Great Aunt, Louise Schoubroeck
Grandparents, Fenton & Ferguson
Family friend, “Papa: John Thompson

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


Roy Byndom, 69, of Center, passed away on April 15, 2010. He was born on November12, 1941 to Charlie and Mildred Byndom. Roy was united in holy matrimony with Ella Mae Cartwright Byndom. He was employed at E.L. Bruces for over 30 years and at Center Independent School District for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Byndom; a son, Kent Byndom: grandchildren, Jessica Brinson and Jermaine Brinson; and a sister, Ovada Byndom White.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

A Devoted Wife - Ella Mae Byndom

Daughter - Sherry (Johnny) Brinson

Son - Timothy Byndom

Sisters - Cassie Mae Cartwright, Francis (Tommy) Land, Minnie Stansberry, Girtha (Roosevelt) Swindle, Mildred Faye Byndom, and Iva Dean Lister

Brothers - V.K. (Esterlene) Byndom and Charlie (Lou) Byndom

Uncle - Money Williams

Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

Active Pallbearers: Walter Cartright, Clint Handy, Bryan Swindle, Charles Grisby, Stephen Lister, and Lance Swindle.

Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Brinson, Johnny Brinson, Jr., Jeremy Brinson, Jaylon Brinson, Joseph Simpson, and JaMarcus Jones.

Services were handled by Community Funeral Home and Gates Baptist Church with Rev. Frankie Cooper Officiating.


4/20/2010

Edra English, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1933 in Joaquin to German Grant and Bessie O’Rear Grant. Ms. English was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Justin English, Matt English, Chad Seales, Lee Poole, Race English, Cam English, Keith O’Rear, and Gilbert Vaughn.

She is survived by:

Husband, Weldon English of Center

Sons:
Danny English & wife Cylvia of Kilgore 
Steve English & wife JoAnne of Joaquin

Daughter, Jan Poole & husband Tommy of Oil City, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Justin English of Kilgore
Matt Enlgish & wife Krissy of Hurst
Chad Seales & wife Jennifer of Blanchard, Louisiana
Lee Poole of Oil City, Louisiana
Jennifer Poole of Shreveport, Louisiana
Race English of Joaquin
Cam English of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Samantha English, Olivia Seales, Haven Seals and Holden Seales

Special Nieces:
Belinda O’Rear & husband Keith of Huxley
Connie Jo Vaughn & husband Gilbert of Huxley

Special Great Nieces, Karissa Vaughn & Bree Vaughn

Brother-in-Law, Wayne Swan & wife Mary of Joaquin

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


Peggy Louise Cantrell, age 70, of the Woodlands, funeral servcies will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Keith Rose officiating. Interment with a graveside service will follow the chapel service at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.

Peggy was born February 19, 1940 in Wanette, Oklahoma and passed away on April 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Cantrell; father, Frank Schumacher; mother, Lillian Parnell; step-father, John Parnell; son, Doug Effinger; brothers, Gene Schumacher and Bill Schumacher; sister, Linda; step-daughter, Irs Gregg; step-sons, William, Denton and Riley Cantrell; and great grandsons, David Mercer and toby Jack Cantrell. Peggy is survived by her sisters Dorothy Stokes and Jeanene Butler; sister-in-law, Corky Schumacher; sons, Robert(Laurie)Effinger, Garry (Cindy) Effinger and James (Debra) Effinger; daughter, Charly (Lee) Cantrell-Tidwell; step-daughter, Ann (Bill) Peters; step son-in-law, Robert Gregg; and 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be James Cantrell, Lee Tidwell, Ariyan Kelley, Jeremy Effinger, Oliver Sopena and Jimmy Schumacher. You are invited to leave a written tribute for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.


04/19/2010

Mr. Paul Jeanes, 61, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at his residence in San Augustine County, Texas.

Paul was born to Louise (Dickerson) Jeanes and K.P. Jeanes, Sr. on November 14, 1948, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was retired from the City of Houston as a Building Inspector for 19 years, and worked as a carpenter for 17 years. He was a member of the Broaddus Masonic Lodge #1112, and a member of the Harvey Creek Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be from the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, April 19, 2010 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Kay Jeanes of Broaddus, Children: Billy Bennett and wife, Cat of Cleveland; Larry Bennett and wife, Tammy of Houston; Sharon Nugent and husband, Brad of Broaddus; Kriste Vickers and husband, Shawn of Liberty; Brothers: Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; K.P. Jeanes and wife, Cindy of Broaddus; Sisters: Bonita Donner of South Dakota; Renita Jeanes of Broadddus; Cheena Runnels and husband, Randy of Broaddus; 14 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Paul Bennett; Sister-in-law: Amelia

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Memorial service for Gilbert Rhodes, 67, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Patterson and Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Rhodes passed away March 15, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Gilbert Rhodes was born in Timpson, Texas on April 13, 1942 to John W. and Marjorie Neill Rhodes. He attended the Timpson schools, graduating in 1960. During Junior High, he was a trumpet player in the band but played football in High School and was a quarterback on the 1959 district championship team. He was also an Eagle scout and served as bugler on the staff at Camp Tonkawa. After graduation, he attended Stephen F. Austin, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He worked as a lab instructor in Human Anatomy, Embryology, and was a Parasitolgy research assistant. In 1964, he received a B.S. degree and was inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He also was a member of the Highlander Trio folk singing group at SFA which performed in many locations in East Texas.

After graduation from SFA, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston but withdrew after two years. He then worked for the Galveston City Health Department and in 1967, joined ARA Services, Inc. of Philadelphia as a hospital food services administrator. During this 18-year career he served at hospitals in Newport News, VA, Oak Ridge, TN, San Angelo, TX, New Orleans, LA, Akron, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Flint MI, and Oklahoma City, OK. In the 70’s, he also worked for Food Services International of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as a District Manager and Regional Director in St. Louis, MO. He also served briefly as Midwest Sales Director for B&C Marketing of Fullerton, CA (Hawaiian Punch) out of the St. Louis office covering 18 states. In 1989, he worked as a computer programmer for Control Data Corporation in Oklahoma City, specializing in engineering database development.

In 1990, Gilbert returned to SFA and obtained a teaching certificate in Biology/Chemistry to begin his second career. He taught in Texas at Kirbyville H.S., Paul Pewitt H.S., and in Oklahoma at Ardmore Plainview, Crescent, Ardmore, Bridge Creek, and Bethel. In 1998 he did Master’s work at the University of Oklahoma in science education. Then, in 2004, he retired and returned to Timpson where he taught one last year at Timpson High School and began restoration of the old Rhodes family farm which was settled in 1896 by his grandfather William H. and where his father was raised. In 2007/08, he served as program chairman of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society and has enjoyed associations with the members and reunions with his friends from the THS Class of 1960.

Gilbert is survived by his wife and best friend of 23 years, Phillis Mills of Oklahoma City, a son, Michael of Silverdale, WA, daughter, Jennifer Rhodes of Fenton, MI, and two grandsons, Zack and Lucas Rhodes of Silverdale. He is also survived by his step-children, Kevin Mills of CA; David Mills, Cleveland, OH; Steve Mills, Ft. Hood, TX; Marc Mills,

Oklahoma City; Chris Mills, Austin, TX; Matt Mills, Oklahoma City; and Buffy Oxley of Blanchard, OK, with several step-grandchildren including Jordan, Jasmine, and Lexy Mills of Oklahoma City. Michael Rhodes is retired U.S. Navy having served on the nuclear attack submarines USS Memphis and USS Bremerton and the nuclear ballistic missle submarine USS Alaska. He now works for the Navy as a training contractor at the Bangor Sub Base in Washington state. Jennifer is a DNA analyst working for a private lab in Michigan. He is also survived by several cousins, including Beth Neel Joyce of Richardson, TX, Bette Wallia Brown of Henderson, TX, Charles Rhodes and J.T. Rhodes, both of Timpson. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Neill Rhodes, who was also a SFA graduate and a CPA in Tyler, TX, before his death in 1993.

Gilbert wishes to express his gratitude to Dr. Michael Y. Ashigbe and the staff of the Oncology Center at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler for their care and professional treatment during his battle against pancreatic cancer. He also expresses his heartfelt appreciation to Butch and LaNell Beckham, Barbara and Titus Brandon, Patsy Watson, Pat and William Ford, Maybelle Yarbrough, J. T. and Charles Rhodes, and the congregation at the First Christian Church of Timpson for their friendship and support during the past months. Gilbert requests that any donations be made to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


04/18/2010

Johnnie Sue Frame, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas to John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. Ms. Frame was a member of Oakland Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Frame, Matt Frame, Shane Smitherman, Shawn Smitherman, Brent Bright, and Dakota Smitherman. Honorary pallbearers will be Crit Campbell, Donald O’Rear, Kelly O’Rear, Bruce Emory and Terry Burnett.

She is survived by:

Son, Gary Frame and wife Vanessa of Center

Daughter, Gayla Bright of Arkansas

Grandchildren;
Kara Spann of Center
John Frame of Center
Matt Frame of Center
Shawn Smitherman & wife Emily of Arkansas
Shannon Burnett and husband Terry of Arkansas
Shane Smitherman & wife Vanessa of Arkansas
Brent Bright of Arkansas
Sheri Aylor of Douglass
Corey Zahn of Nacogdoches
Cyllis Zahn of Nacogdoches

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Sisters;
Billie Jean Henry and husband D. E. of Longview
Illa Rae Williams of Lake Jackson

Brother, Jimmy Oyd Bradshaw and wife Betty of Shelbyville

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John and Essie Bradshaw
Husband, John Bill Frame
Son, Greg Frame
Brothers; Doyle Bradshaw and Benny Bradshaw

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

 


04/17/2010

Melba Rean McSwain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1924 in Shelby County to Ruben Lawrence Parish and Willie Mae Choate Parish. Ms. McSwain was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Judy Wright of Center
Marsha Jones of Center

Sons:
Brad McSwain and wife Linda of Hemphill
Kerry McSwain and wife Regina of Center

Eleven Grandchildren
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Six Great-Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Elton McSwain
Daughter, Terry Lynn Ferguson
Grandsons, Jake Wright, Jr. and Joseph Bryan Ferguson
Sons-in-law, Jake Wright, Sr. and Elbert L. Jones

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


Roy Byndom, 68 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday at his residence.

Wake will be from 6-8 Saturday night and Visitation will be from 12-1 pm at Gates Chapel Baptist Church with Services at 1 pm. Interment will be at Gates Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Pastor Frankie Cooper will officiate.

Roy Byndom is survived by wife, Ella Mae Byndom of Shelbyville, 1 daughter, Sherry Brinson and husband Johnny of Shelbyville, 1 son Timothy Byndom of Shelbyville, 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren

6 Sisters; Cassie Mae Cartwright of Shelbyville, Francis Hand and husband Tommy of Center, Minnie Stansberry of Center, Girtha Swindle and husband Roosevelt of Shelbyville and Mildred Byndom of Center.
1 Uncle, Money Williams of Longview 
2 Brothers; V.K. Byndom and wife Ester of Center and Charlie Byndom Jr and wife Lou of Center.


04/16/2010

Ruby Adams, 63, of Houston passed Friday April 16, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 19, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1947 to Randall and Dovie (Worsham) Cunningham.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Randall and Dovie Cunningham, Brother, Richard Cunningham and Infant Son, James Randall Adams

She is survived:
Husband:
John Q. Adams of Houston
2 Children:
John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife Monica of Houston
Tammie Soto of Houston
Grandchildren:
John Randall Adams
Monica Gonzales & husband, Ruben
Ruby Morales & husband, Raymond
Cassandra Rea
Eva Soto
Emily Mireles
4 Great Grandchildren:
R.J., Alina, Ivan and Abraham Gonzalez
3 Brothers:
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland
Maurice Cunningham & wife, Donna of Amarillo
James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Bernice of Bronson

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


Walter Benjamin "Ben" Felts, 82 of Huxley, Texas, passed away at his daughter's home on April 9, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Clara (White) Felts. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca Felts; sons, Ben Felts & his wife Margaret and David Felts & his wife Susan; daughter, Connie O'Day & her husband Mike; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Ben was born on September 20, 1927 in Prescott, Arkansas. He attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church pastored by Brother Jack Forbis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and built a career owning and operating Ben Felts Utility Company. "Mr. Ben" was a man of great faith who was loved by all who knew him. His greatest joys were his family, friends, fishing, and hunting.

A Memorial Service for Ben will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Toledo Bend Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 or online at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.


04/14/2010

Amelia Smith Jeanes, age 63, entered into rest on April 9, 2010, following a tragic automobile accident. She was born in San Augustine on October 7, 1946, to Geraldine (Epps) and the late Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith. 

Mrs. Jeanes served her community in many ways. She was the City Secretary and the local Registrar. Later she served her church as the secretary there. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. Also she helped the community as a member of the Womens Service League. She enjoyed many hours of fellowship as a member of the Red Hat Club.

She is survived by her husband Larry Jeanes of San Augustine; daughter Anissa Smith and husband Scott of San Augustine; granddaughter Erica Adams of San Augustine; mother Geraldine Smith of San Augustine; sisters Sharon Mathews and husband John of San Augustine and Beth Boudoin and husband Myron of Lake Arthur, Louisiana; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Wayne "Buster" Smith.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, First Baptist Church of San Augustine with Rev. Frank Holrath officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2010, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Wyman Roberts Chapel. Those serving as pallbearers are Edwin Henley, Richard Epps, Mark Tiller, Ricky Smith, Lee Smith and Derrell Bennett.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Life came to a close for Mrs. Gladys Tanner LaFedge on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Born in San Augustine County on December 21, 1927, to the late Jerry and Sadie Ligion Tanner, she married Nalton LaFedge on April 25, 1959.

She was in a family of 12 children of which Ella Tanner Porter, Farris,Hughie, Elzie, J.T. Phil, Cleo, Herman, Henry Tanner, Katie L. Tanner Wade and Maggie Tanner Clark all preceded her in death. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. In her working years, she worked at Holly Farms, San Augustine Lumber Company and San Augustine Public Library. She was well spoken and an outgoing person with a lot of love and always thinking of other. Gladys was the loving mother of five children of which two preceded her in death, Ray Neal Garrett and Leola LaFedge Jones.

Gladys leaves to cherish her memory, Three Children: Richard Earl Simpson of Pittsburg Kansas, Cheryl Ann Owens and husband Robert of San Augustine, Kathy LaFedge White and husband Marcus of Nacogdoches, One Foster Daughter: Gloria Jean Wharton and husband Harold of Houston,Thirteen Grandchildren: Richard A. Simpson (Deno), Christopher Simpson, Torvis Simpson, Charles Simpson, DeShanna Simpson, Stephen Simpson, Rickey T. Duckett, Patrick O. Jackson, Alex L. Jackson, Christopher D. Harris, Jaylon A. White, Teresa N. Simpson, and Danny (Cerrell) LaFedge Great-Grandchildren: Za'Mijah P. Jackson. Willie Simpson, Deshanna Simpson, Richard Simpson, Torvis Simpson and Deno Simpson, Sister: Sadie Mae Johnson of Fort Worth, Very Specially Devoted Nieces and Nephew: Ida T. Childres and husband Elijah, Herman Clark and wife Ruth, Annie Wis Cartwright and husband Robert, A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Alnettie Sanders Chapman, age 79, of Broaddus, Texas, entered into rest April 10, 2010, in San Augustine, Texas. She was born November 8, 1930, in San Augustine County to Charlie Sanders and Neda (Baker) Sanders.

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys were gardening, birdwatching, playing the piano/organ and involvement in her church. She was a member of Broaddus First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son Keith Allen Chapman and wife Lisa of Broaddus, Texas; daughter Patti Chapman of Zavalla, Texas; sister Bernadine Powell of Broaddus, Texas; grandchildren Clarissa Harvey of Broaddus, Texas and Russell W. Harvey, Jr. of Lufkin, Texas; great-grandchildren Alexia Torres, Haylen Torres and Aidan Harvey of Broaddus, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Felix E. Chapman; brothers Chester Sanders and Rayford Sanders; sisters Robbie Lee Lacy and Jane Massey.

Services will be held at Broaddus First Baptist Church Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Wayne Barth officiating and burial in Broaddus Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Junior Lacy, Charles Powell, Johnny Massey, Glen Sanders, Elwin Sanders and James Robichaux.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Broaddus, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M


Mrs. Louise Mills, age 93, of San Augustine. She entered into rest April 10, 2010, at the Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. She was born in San Augustine County on January 31, 1917, to Thad and Willie (Waddell) Ponder. 

She retired from SAISD as a cafeteria cook. She attended Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in San Augustine County.

She is survived by her daughters Beverly Raines and husband Ewel of Carthage, Shirley Smith and husband Paul of San Augustine; sons Earnest "Punk" Mills and wife Eleanor of San Augustine, Elbert Mills and wife June of San Augustine, Cecil "Cowboy" Mills and wife Virginea Mills of Texas City, Thad Mills and wife Lenora of Gary; 17 Grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Mills, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 2:00 P.M., at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel Monday, April 12, 2010, 5:00 til 8:00 P.M.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


04/13/2010

Graveside services for Mrs. Irene Ramsey Cammack, age 97, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Shady Grove Cemetery near Timpson, TX with Rev. Mervin Scott, Rev. James Edwards, and Rev. Wade Harmon officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cammack passed away on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010, in Carthage. Irene Ramsey Cammack was born on Feb. 28, 1913, in the Shady Grove Community near Timpson, TX to Charles Ed and Pinkie Childs Ramsey. She attended Shady Grove School and graduated from Timpson High School. Following graduation, she attended Lon Morris College and S.F.A. where she earned her teaching certificate. Mrs. Cammack married R.L. Cammack on Dec. 3, 1936, in Timpson. She taught at the Pine Hill School which was later consolidated into Garrison. After her second child was born, Mrs. Cammack retired from teaching, devoting her time to her family. She and her family moved to the Riderville Community of Panola County in 1952, from Timpson. In 1958, she established The Snowflake Bakery in Carthage. Mrs. Cammack was a member of Pisgah U.M.C. where she was also a member of the U.M.W and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Edna Franks; and her husband who passed away on Feb. 18, 1984.

Mrs. Cammack is survived by two sons, Charles L. Cammack and wife Jane of Beckville and George M. Cammack and wife Loretta of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Joyce Ann Allums and husband Bruce of Carthage and Bobbie Woods and husband James of Beckville; nine grandchildren, Chris Cammack and wife Phyllis of Beckville, Pennie Ratley and husband Chuck of Carthage, Cheryl Simmons and husband Danny of Texarkana, Michael Cammack and wife Andrea of Houston, Eric Allums and wife Tricia of Nacogdoches, Janna Richardson and husband Delta of Carthage, Gae-Lynn Woods Popey and husband Martyn of Gary, Jerry Woods and wife Kimberly of Dallas, and Terry Woods and wife Traci of Henderson; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Judy Stallone and the entire staff and friends at Marion Place in Carthage, Dr. Royce Hill of Carthage, Dr. James Sawyer of Longview, Mrs. Nancy Haygood of Hospice of East Texas in Tyler for the loving care shown to Mrs. Cammack. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Cammack, Michael Cammack, Eric Allums, Jerry Woods, Terry Woods, Martyn Popey, Chuck Ratley, Delta Richardson, and Danny Simmons.


04/12/2010

Kathy Oliver Sides, 55, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at her home. She was born June 5, 1954 in Center to Adrian Oliver and Audrey Porter Oliver. Ms. Sides was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at White Rock Cemetery with Rev. Sara Barberee officiating.

Pallbearers will be Elzie Smith, Jr., Kyle Smith, Shannon Schmidt, Steven Farmer, Phil Worsham and Greg Luman.

She is survived by:

Sister, Tommie Thomas & husband Norrell of San Augustine

Niece, Kristie Schmidt & husband Shannon of Plano

Nephew, Todd Thomas of Nacogdoches

Great Nieces:
Clair Schmidt of Plano
Jennifer Schmidt of Plano

Great Nephew, John Thomas Schmidt of Plano

Uncles:
Delbert Porter of Texarkana
Pete Porter of Center
Jake Porter of Center

Aunts:
Elnor Smith of Nacogdoches
Fay Howard of Port Arthur
Billie Luman of Nacogdoches
Polly Howard of Brookeland

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

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


04/11/2010

Elvin Smith Permenter, age 84, of Center passed away Saturday evening, April 10, 2010 at his residence in Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carol Turner and Rev. Greg McGill officiating, interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Elvin was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center.

Mr. Elvin Permenter worked for Sante Fe Railroad as Station Manager, he was also a dairy farmer and retired after 22 years as a Service Tech for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include: 
Wife: Yvonne Permenter of Center
Son: James Austin Permenter of Center
Daughter: Belinda Loftice and husband Matt of Center
Sisters: Frances Collum and husband Jack of Shreveport, La., Jean Jenning and husband Clyde of Roswell, Ga.
Brother: Darrell Campbell of Columbia, SC.
Granddaughters: Michelle Permenter, Megan Loftice, Crystal Crews, April Miller and husband Kevin
Grandson: John Michael Stirman and wife Robin
4 Great Grandchildren: Campbell Beck, Austin Miller, Jake Miller and Madison Stirman
Sister-in-law: Johnnye Kramer of Center

Pereced in death by:
Parents: John B. Permenter andAnnie Laurie Alvis Permenter
2 Brothers: Guy Permenter and Talmadge T. Permenter
1 Sister: Macel Permenter

Pallbearers will be: 
Tim Kramer, Tom Kramer, Rick Strebeck, Michael Collum, David Milner, Adam Meech and Ryan Meech

Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Dr. Bill Ginn, W.I. Davis, Dr. Bob Clifford, Billy Bob Thomason, Kenneth Hardy, Billy Rodgers, Ronald Morse, Clay Krueger, Jack Harris and John Griffin.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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


04/07/2010

Minnie Maurice McEachern, 82, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at a Jasper nursing center. She was born June 4, 1927 in Joaquin to Joel Emory Chevalier and Florence Guy Chevalier. Ms. McEachern was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Andrews, Ryan Ray, Matthew Kline, Jimmy Emmons, Mike Chevalier and William Emmons.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Deborah Sample & husband Ronald of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Charlie Andrews & wife LaQuisha of Jasper
Melissa Ann Marie Guy of Lufkin
Misty Lynn Sample of Nederland
Megan Rachell Sample of Nederland

Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Andrews of Lufkin
Adam Guy of Lufkin
Bryce Guy of Lufkin
Forrest Andrews of Jasper
Baleigh Andrews of Jasper
Grace Sample of Nederland

Sister, Lucille Emmons of Houston

Brother-in-Law, J.B. Gordon of Shreveport

Sisters-in-Law:
Lillie Mae Spruell of Joaquin
Pat Stuckmeyer of Keithville
Marylee Chevalier of Crosby

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leonard Smith McEachern
Brothers, Johnny C. Chevalier, Woodrow Chevalier, Jessie Chevalier, Joe Chevalier and Aubrey Chevalier
Sisters, Pauline Gordon and Margurete Seago

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


Jack Leo Kepner, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 23, 1932 in Cairo, Illinois to Clarence Kepner and Dorothy Grable Kepner. Mr. Kepner was a member of Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston. He loved saltwater fishing.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jane Weatherby Kepner of Tenaha

Son, Jeff Kepner of Andover, Minnesota

Daughters:
Jacquelyn Brewington of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brenda Krenek of LaJolla, California
Amy Quincey of Humble

Ten Grandchildren

Sister, Donna Holman of Cairo, Illinois

Brother, Edward Tolbert of Cairo, Illinois

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence Kepner & Dorothy Grable Kepner

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


Mr. Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr., 74 of Carthage, passed away April 5, 2010 in Tyler, Texas. He was born July 19, 1935 in the Murvaul Community of Panola County, Texas. He was one of eight children born to the marriage of George Kenneth and Lilly Ester Taylor Gibbs. He was raised and schooled in Gary, Texas. He married Patricia Ann Lewis in 1961 and together they celebrated almost 50 years together before she preceded him in death in 2009. Billy Joe spent his career working in the Construction Industry as a mechanical contractor. He was a member of the Highway Tabernacle in Timpson, Texas. Mr. Gibbs loved spending time with family, listening and playing music as an accomplished piano player. He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Montez Adams, Gene O’Brian Gibbs, Larry Leon Gibbs and Kenneth Gibbs, son; Jeffry Lynn Gibbs, grandsons; Johnathan A. Gibbs and Joseph Warren Cannon.

Bro Buddy Hall will officiate the service with interment at Tennessee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: John Gibbs, Jr., Duane Gibbs, Earl Gibbs, Eddie Gibbs, Matthew Hall, Kenneth Rector and Arron Cannon.
The body will lie in state at: 6:00 p.m., Thursday April 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home
The family will receive friends:6-8:00 p.m. Thursday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home

Survivors: 
Son: Billy Joe Gibbs, Jr. and wife Sandy of New Caney, TX
Daughter: Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon and husband Otis Ray of Dallas, TX
Brothers: John Gibbs and wife Ruby of Gary, TX
George Gibbs and wife Patricia of Corinth
Sister: Sallie Coleman of McKinney
Grandchildren: Arron Cannon of Dallas, Texas
Sherry Renee Dryden and Landon Hampton of Mt. Pleasant
Brandy Gibbs of Tomball
Misty Renee Gibbs of Houston
Ashley Nicole Gibbs of Houston
Jessica Darlene Gibbs of New Caney
Brittany Michelle Gibbs of New Caney
Stormy Lynn Gibbs of New Caney
Mallory Gibbs of Houston
Eleven Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


04/05/2010

Guy G. Crawford, loving father to Greg and Margaret, passed away peacefully at 90 years of age Friday, April 2, 2010.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Guy was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Center. He graduated from Texas A&M University. During World War II, Guy served in the Pacific for the U.S. Army, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Dobrigh Crawford, to whom he was married for more than 50 years.

Guy founded Service Engineers, a company specializing in plastic bottles for pharmaceuticals, which later became Dougherty Bros.
Guy also graduated from Harvard Business School and was a longtime member of Colonial Country Club.
Survivors: Daughter, Margaret Crawford; and son, Greg Crawford, both of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817)336-0584

 


04/2/2010

Graveside service for Addie Mae (Windham) Whiteside, 87, of Longview, TX, will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 03, 2010, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Mrs. Whiteside passed away Friday, April 02, 2010, in Longview.

Born January 22, 1923, in Timpson, TX, Addie Mae Whiteside was the daughter of the late Derious Marion and Jessie (Jones) Windham. She and Rudolph Whiteside were married April 2, 1938. Mrs. Whiteside was a homemaker and member of Caledonia Methodist Church.

Survivors include 3 sons: Kenneth Whiteside and wife Joann of Timpson, Bo Whiteside of Gary, TX, and James Whiteside and wife Teresa of Longview; 2 daughters: Patricia Bright of White Oak, TX, and Betty Shields and husband Norm of Longview; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and sister Jimmie Lea of Pasadena, TX. 
In addition to her parents, Addie Mae Whiteside was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph Whiteside, son Stephen Russell Whiteside, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 brothers Walter and Vertis Windham.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. 
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Nancy Hartt Williams, age 62, of Johnson City, TN was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, March 22, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Timpson, Texas and a 1965 graduate of Timpson High School. She had lived in Johnson City for the past twenty-eight years. Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Hubbard "Sonny" Hartt and Mary Jo "Skeeter" Compton Hartt. She was know as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Glenn A Williams of Johnson City, one daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Street and husband Ronnie of Gray, TN; one son and daughter-in-law Ronald Williams and wife Ashlee of Butler, TN; three grandsons; Austin Lee Street, Aaron Patrick Phelp and Adam Fischer Williams; two granddaughters; Ashley Rose Street and Alyssa Deann Williams; three brothers; Hubbard Lynn Hartt, Jr. of Center, Texas. Glynn A Hartt of Nacogdoches, Texas and Robert C Hartt of Garrison, Texas; one sister; Tammy Sue Dutton of Whitesboro, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The graveside service and interment was conducted Friday, March 26 at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City. Those who wish to send memorials may do so to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd. Johnson City, TN, 37601 or Washington County Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN. 37604. Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.wadugger.com


04/1/2010

Funeral service for Donald Gordon Tomlinson, 65, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Tomlinson passed away April 1, 2010, in Timpson.

Born July 10, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA, Don Tomlinson was the son of the late Roy and Rose Tomlinson. He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Navy. Don also was a volunteer for the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Survivors include his daughter Tracy Lee and husband William “Bubba” Lee of Timpson; son Donald Hutter of New Jersey; 2 grandsons: Tommy Lee and Chris Lee; and 6 great grandchildren: Chase, Kristen, Angel, Kaylin, Dixie, and Dakota Lee.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 02, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


D.C. McSwain, 86, of Center, passed away April 1, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 1, 1923 in Center to Amos Parker McSwain and Martha Dale Andrews McSwain. Mr. McSwain was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. He served in the Navy as a member of the Seabees.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center
Shelby Ross of Center
Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson
Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughters:
Angie Barbee & husband Derek of Center
Samantha Vidrine & husband Landon of Center

Grandson, Scotty Baldwin & wife Mandy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Alli Jo Baldwin of Center
Ali Vidrine of Center
Savannah Green of Huxley
Jamie Moore of Timpson
Gage Vidrine of Center
Tanner Williams
Tucker Williams

Brother, Bill McSwain of Florida

Sisters:
R.C. Denham of Livingston
Mamie Elliott of Splendora

Also numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Lucille McSwain
Daughters, Jo Gail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain and Judy Sammons
Son, Lonnie Carl McSwain
Grandson, Joseph Carl Baldwin
Son-in-Law, George Sammons
Granddaughter-in-Law, Pam Baldwin
Brother, Sherlon McSwain, Bobby McSwain
Sister, Olga Parker, Dot Fields

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


Alma Dora Evett Wise, 90, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life, on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2010, in San Augustine County, Texas. 

Alma was born to Jessie Mae (Murphy) Evett and William Benjamin Evett on January 11, 1920, in San Aguustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, and loved working in her yard, and gardens and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at the Attoyac Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating. Interment will follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Her survivors include: Brother: Levi Evett of San Augustine; along with 14 special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Wise; Brothers; Wid Evett, Guy Evett, J.C. Evett, Kirby Evett; Sisters: Veloria Wise and Pearlie Fowler.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


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03/30/2010

Dan L. Duncan, of Houston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, the 29th of March 2010.

A more detailed and specific obituary is to be published in Sunday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle.

The memorial service, in celebration of Dan’s life, is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 6th of April, in the Worship Center of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston, where Dr. H. Edwin Young, Pastor, is to serve as the lead officiant.

Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends during a reception to be held in the adjacent Atrium of the church.

Prior to Tuesday afternoon’s service, the family will have gathered for a private interment service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

Arrangements in Houston are entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons – The Funeral Directors Since 1936, 713.789.3005.

For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Dan L. Duncan may be directed to the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-305, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Baylor College of Medicine, BCM-160, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Development, P. O. Box 300630, MC-4-4483, Houston, TX, 77230; the Dan Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210; the Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopmental Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St., Suite 1200, Houston, TX, 77030; or the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, 6701 Fannin St., CC-1210, Houston, TX, 77030.


03/29/2010

Donald Wilbanks, 37, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, passed away March 29, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born December 29, 1972 in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to Donald Ray Wilbanks and Ella Faye Beck Wilbanks.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2010 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Son, Christian McKusick of Utah

Mother, Faye Bridge of Plano

Father, Donald Ray Wilbanks of Alabama

Sister, Tonja Ard of Huxley

Brothers:
Roger Wilbanks of Alabama
Dakota Bridge of Plano

Nephews:
Justin Inthavan of Plano
Tyler Inthavan of Nacogdoches
Eli Ard of Huxley
Brandley Ard of Huxley

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

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


Barbara Cook, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Center, Texas.

Services will 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church , 2657 CR 3000 Joaquin, Texas with Pastor Robert Anderson and Pastor Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and was the church secretary. Barbara was a retired Executive Secretary for many Drs. at the University of Texas in Houston and the University of Utah.

She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Davis and sister, Betty J. Davis of Joaquin and granddaughter Katherine Cook of Brenham, TX.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her mother, Irene Davis of Joaquin, beloved husband of 50 yrs., Albert J. Cook of Joaquin, 4 childr