Pastor David Dixon, Sr., 66 of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation is Friday, January 17 from 6 to 8pm at All Family Mortuary in Lufkin. Funeral service is Saturday, January 18 at noon at New Life Church in Lufkin, Texas. Interment is at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lufkin.

Services entrusted to All Family Mortuary, Lufkin, Texas and Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Hilburn Scruggs, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. J.C. Lewis officiating.  Following will be a military honors service under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Interment will be held at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Scruggs was born September 5, 1933, to John Norris Scruggs and Annis Mae Lee Scruggs.  He served in the United States Army and went on to work in the oilfield from which he retired.  Mr. Scruggs loved working and spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
His sons: 
H. Glenn Scruggs and wife Dorothea of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dennis Scruggs and wife Sherry of Joaquin

Daughter, Joanne Scruggs English and husband Stevie of Joaquin

Hollie Scruggs Adams and husband Chad of Joaquin
Brooke Scruggs Diven and husband Kane of Joaquin
Lindsey Scruggs Baillio and husband Jody of Bossier City, Louisiana
Noah Glenn Scruggs and wife Emily of Metarie, Louisiana
Race English of Joaquin
Cam English of Joaquin
Randy Nelson of Fairborn, Ohio
Lora Nelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hollie Jolley of Bossier City, Louisiana
Jessica Peterson of Shreveport, Louisiana

Caren Adams
Callie Adams
Cierra Adams
Titan Diven
Shelby Diven Pride
Lila Baillio
Jillian Baillio
Sadie Baillio
Evalynn Baillio
Dallas Baillio
Ezra Scruggs
Alyza Scruggs 
Carson Guyer
Harper Wilkinson

Sister, Eva Scruggs Melton

Brother, Joe Scruggs and wife Frankie

Brother-in-law, Fred Foreman and wife Frances of LaMarque, Texas

Sister-in-law, Maxine Moye of Pasadena

Special loved ones, Gail Russell Scruggs and Janet L. Tucker; his little dog, Diesel; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life of 64 years, Glenda Gail Scruggs; parents, John Norris Scruggs and Annis Mae Lee Scruggs; sisters, Infant Mae Dell Scruggs, Lera Childress, Avis Lambert Lout, Errollene Brimberry, and Audrey Dyer; brothers, Hervey Scruggs and W.L. “Chuck” Scruggs.

Pallbearers will be Chad Adams, Jody Baillio, Kane Diven, Noah Scruggs, Race English, Cam English, and Titan Diven. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Dickerson, Newton Johnson, and the whole Ram House crew.

A special thank you to Dr. Billy Bickham and nurse, Gloria, for their compassionate care over the years, along with Pharmacist Benny Owens with Headrick’s Drug Store in Logansport, Louisiana.

A special thank you to friends, David Yule, Lewis and Craig Wright, along with decades of oilfield family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund, 204 CR 3182, Joaquin, Texas 75954 or Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 328, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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


Wedia Faye Jones, 74, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Jones passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1pm at Roberts Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery with Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating and Rev. Tori Barnes, Eulogist.

Visitation will be held the day of the service from 8:30am until 11:30am at Garner & Son Chapel and from 12-noon until service time at Roberts Baptist Church.


Son, Micah Jones ( LaShanna) of Nacogdoches

Paula Jones of San Augustine
Kyla Jones Wynn (James) of Baytown

4 Grandchildren

5 Great-Grandchildren

Willie Ray Jones of Dallas
Lonnie Jones Jr. of Texas City
Stefern Jones of San Augustine
Robert Montgomery ( Judy) of Nacogdoches

Winnie Ruth Holman (Johnny) of San Augustine
Brenda Jones of Nacogdoches
Reena Jones Washington (Jordan, III) of San Augustine
Felashia Ford (Barry) of San Augustine
Chequitha Barnes (Dennis) of  San Augustine

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Funeral Service for Sergeant Major (Retired) Booker Gilford Coleman, Lawton, Oklahoma will be at 12 Noon on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Union Baptist Church in Lawton with the Dr. C. W. Whitlow officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be in the Fort Sill Cemetery under the direction of the Howard-Harris Funeral Services.
There will be a Wake with Viewing and Family Visitation at Howard-Harris on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Masonic Last Rights will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and also at the gravesite on Friday, following Military Honors.  

SGM (Ret) Coleman was born May 26, 1929 in Center, Texas to Alvin Coleman and Edith Louise (Osby) Coleman. He died on Friday, January 10, 2020, in Lawton. He accepted Christ at an early age, and united with the Mount Zion CME Church in Center. He is a graduate of the C.H. Daniel High School in Center, TX and later attended and completed classes at Cameron University in Lawton. He married Odell (Lister) Coleman on September 6, 1953; to this union two children were born. His family became permanent residents of Lawton in 1962.

He enlisted into the United States Army on June 9, 1949, and retired as a Sergeant Major on January 31, 1973 after honorably serving over 23 years. He was a Combat Veteran of both the Korean War and Viet Nam Conflict, and completed other assignments in Germany, Hawaii, Fort Bliss, Fort Carson, Fort Chaffee, Fort Riley, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Sill, and Macomb, IL.  His awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star with Valor for his heroism in Yulmak, Korea; the Army Commendation Medal; Korean Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); Viet Nam Service Medal; Viet Nam Campaign Medal with-Device, and the Over Seas Service Ribbon. Following his Military retirement he was employed as a Department of the Army Civilian at Fort Sill, and served in TASC and DOL from 1973 to his retirement from Civil Service in 1989.

SGM (Ret) Coleman remained active in Masonry since his induction in 1957. He earned the degree of Grand Inspector General; Commander of Golden Limit Consistory #133, and served as the Past Master of Rising Star Lodge #18. He was a member of Menes Temple #32, and also served over 25 years as the Treasurer for the Lawton, OK Council of Deliberation.  Other affiliations included his being a Silver Life Member of the NAACP Lawton, Oklahoma Branch #6131.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Odell (Lister) Coleman; father, Alvin Coleman; mother, Edith (Coleman) Gardner; sister, Tommie J. Coleman; brother, Richard L. Coleman; and, his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include:

Gilford B. Coleman of Dallas, TX
Steven R. Coleman (wife, Debra), of Rowlett, TX

Daughter,  Anita R. Scott (husband, COL(R)  Will, Jr.), of Lawton, OK

Cicretia Lusk of Fort Worth, TX
Katrina Slaughter (husband, Brandon) of Forney, TX
Elise Coleman of Rowlett, TX

Scott Coleman of Dallas, TX
1LT William Scott III., currently deployed in Afghanistan

Great-grandson, Harrison Coleman

Great-granddaughter, Kalani Slaughter

Brother, Anthony Coleman of Marshall, TX

Along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Local survivors are Sister-in-law: Norma Lister of Shelbyville, Texas and several cousins

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas and Howard Harris Funeral Home of Lawton, OK.

Peggy Julian Perkins of Timpson, Texas, passed away at age 92 on Sunday, January 5th, 2020, in Timpson, Texas. Peggy was born on April 28th, 1927, in Dubbery, Louisiana to the late John Calvin Julian and Louisa May (Schnurpel) Julian. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January, 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson,Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, January 13th, at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Sarah Oden officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Peggy Julian Perkins was raised in Timpson, Texas, where she attended high school. After graduating from high school, she began her clerking career working at the Timpson train station at age 18. She then attended secretarial school in Houston, Texas, to further her career as a railroad rates clerk. While attending school there, she worked part-time at the soda stand in a pharmacy on Main Street Houston where she met the love of her life, Charles Morris Perkins. The two were married on February 23, 1951, spending more than 67 wonderful years together. While Peggy was an only child, she married into a family of ten brother- and sister-in-laws with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews which provided her with endless love, support and entertainment.

Peggy returned to work with the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1952 where she spent over 37 years as a rates clerk in Laffeyette Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad working in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas. Upon retirement Peggy enjoyed spending time with family and church members, as well as spending winters in South Texas with their many fellow ‘snow-bird’ Winter Texans from around the country. Peggy traveling with her husband extensively around the US and Canada visiting extended family members and their many friends. She enjoyed sharing fond memories from their many journeys.

Peggy was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Timpson where she and her husband were the first couple married in this church 69 years ago. She also hosted weekly bible study at her home.

Peggy is survived by:
Her sons: 
David Burnett Perkins and wife Michelle
James Calvin Perkins, William Hardin Perkins

Sarah Perkins
Johnathon Perkins
Hannah Perkins
Phillip Perkins

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Calvin Julian and Louisa May (Schnurpel) Julian; her husband, Charles Morris Perkins; her son, Phillip Julian Perkins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, www.mch.org/donate/.

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


Glynn Edward McLeod, 85, a longtime resident of Nederland, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2020 in Beaumont, Texas.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Biggar Cemetery by Mangum Funeral Home. 

Glynn was born in Patroon, Texas to Lindsey and Verna McLeod on September 13, 1934.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1952.   He married Betty George on July 14, 1956. He resided in the Golden Triangle and worked at Texaco for 42 years. Upon retiring, they relocated to Longview, Texas. 

Glynn is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ruth Spradley and Dorothy Hull, and his brother, Fred McLeod. 

Glynn is survived by:
His wife, Betty McLeod

His sons: 
Michael McLeod and wife Kim
Mitch McLeod

His grandchildren: 
Sean McLeod
Katie Busker and husband Will
Maggie McLeod
Mollie McLeod

He is also survived by his in-laws:
LaJuan Baugh
Linda George
Joyce Meeks and husband Michael
Sheri Burgay and husband Johnny
Patricia Lout and husband Mike

A host of nieces and nephews

In lieu of plants and flowers, please donate to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

The family of Glynn McLeod wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Summer Meadows Nursing Home and the staff at Gilbert’s Assisted Living.


Memorial services for Mr. Bobby Bushiey, 76, of Carthage, Texas will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Carthage Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Bobby Joe Bushiey was born September 3, 1943 in Garrison, Texas. He passed this life January 4, 2020, in Longview, Texas. Bobby was one of four children born to the marriage of Joseph Lewis and Flozell Powdrill Bushiey. He was raised in Timpson graduating high school with the Timpson class of 1961 and attended Panola College. He married Mary Grace Hughes and together they had two sons and celebrated over 30 years of marriage.

Mr. Bushiey was a licensed electrician but spent his career as a local businessman and entrepreneur. He loved football, many sports, and time with friends. He was a people person and encourager to many young people. He is preceded in death by his wife; brother, Charles Bushiey; and son, Jeffrey Bushiey. 

Mr. Bushiey is survived by his devoted son, Joey Bushiey of Carthage; brother, Louis Bushiey and wife Vicky of Joaquin; sister, Beth York and husband Mickey of Greenville; a granddaughter he cherished, Kelsea Nicole Bushiey; and one great granddaughter, Karen Lynelle Servin. Many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.


Wilburn “Pete” Flournoy, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Hall and Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Flournoy was born July 1, 1941, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to Arbie Alec Flounoy and Zelma Viola Wilkinson Flournoy. He graduated from Center High School and went on to join the United States National Guard. Mr. Flournoy retired after thirty-eight years from the Texas Highway Department. His hobbies included hunting, taking care of his cows, gardening, and most of all, playing with grandbabies. Mr. Flournoy was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Timpson, where he served as a Deacon. 

He is survived by:
His wife of 58 years, Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha

Kenneth Flournoy and wife Cheryl of Tenaha
Susan Flournoy Hairgrove of Tenaha

Jessica Bush and husband Colton of Tenaha
Colton Hairgrove of Tenaha
Taylor Burns and husband Lynn of Tenaha
Matthew Flournoy of Tenaha

Eli Bush of Tenaha
Addie Bush of Tenaha
Layton Burns of Tenaha

Brother, Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Louisiana

Katie Purdy of Houston
Weeda Lowry of Center
Sarah Lewis and husband John of Huntington
Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville

Sister-in-law, Dorothy Flournoy of Longview

Brother-in-law, George Duke of Timpson

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members; and special friend, Matthew Wright.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola Flournoy; grandchild, Emmie Burns; brothers, Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy, Paul Flournoy; sister, Betty Duke; sisters-in-law, Norma Flournoy and Jean Flournoy; and brothers-in-law, Ray Lowry and Jimmy Purdy.

Pallbearers will be Colton Hairgrove, Colton Bush, Matthew Flournoy, Lynn Burns, Matthew Wright, and Paul Engle.

A special thanks to Sara Moore at Texas Home Health and Hospice.

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


Alvin James Henderson, 63 of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Emergency Room in Center, Texas.

Funeral service is Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. John Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Interment is at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Patsy Reed of Tenaha

Chastain Washington of Houston
Martius Reed of Kilgore
Tyrel Reed of Center
Ladarren Reed of Center

11 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren

Claudia Bell of Tenaha
Diane Henderson of Tenaha
Joann Shepard of Nacogdoches
Marache Floyd of Tenaha

Amos Henderson, Jr. of Spring
Jessie Henderson of Center
Curtis Henderson of Tenaha 


Edna Austin, 76, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 2, 2020 in Timpson, Texas.  Born December 2, 1943, in , Garrison, Texas, Edna is the daughter of the late Ab B. and Thelma Blanchard (Park) Dill.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.  

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Hank Beaver, 66, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

A blue jean casual memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Beaver was born March 4, 1953, in Merced, California, to Billy Earl Beaver and Pansy Lorene Killman Beaver. He retired after a forty-two year career as a truck driver. He loved to fish and watch his Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by:

Billy Beaver and wife Teaha of Keithville, Louisiana
Randi Ham and husband Nick of Stanley, Louisiana
Amanda Deason of Stonewall, Louisiana

Alyssa Deason of Stonewall, Louisiana
Cayson Beaver of Stanley, Louisiana
Abigail Myers of Stanley, Louisiana
Reagan Ham of Stanley, Louisiana
Dawson Ham of Stanley, Louisiana

Mother, Pansy Beaver of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sister, Pam Wheeler of Shreveport, Louisiana

Brother, T.M. Beaver of Bethany, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Earl Beaver.

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


Patsy Hightower, 76 of Garrison, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, in Garrison. She was born August 12, 1943.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Forrest officiating. Interment will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5-7, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Laird Funeral Home.

Patsy was born and raised in Lufkin and graduated as a proud Lufkin Panther. Following high school, she attended Lufkin Beauty College where she attained her cosmetology license. Patsy spent the next 30 years as a beautician in Nacogdoches, doing what she loved. 

In early 1964, it was by God’s hand that she met a dapper young man, James Hightower. The two were immediately smitten with each other and joined their hands in marriage on September 5, 1964. They soon made their home in the Melrose Community in Nacogdoches County. Their family was completed with the birth of their 2 daughters, Janelle and Leslie. James and Patsy raised their girls with the longstanding morals and ethics they were taught and were very proud of the young women they became. Unfortunately, the loss of James in 1989, ended their 25 years of marriage. Patsy continued to show her devotion and unending love to her children and grandchildren. Her happiest days were spent as she was surrounded by those she loved the most. She happily spent her Monday off from work cooking lunch for her girls and would beam with pride as they showed up to have a meal with her each week. Patsy soon found solace with wonderful friends in her Sunday School class and enjoyed the memories she made with them. Their companionship filled the void after losing James and she treasured their company and friendship. Patsy was a very devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a dedicated member of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church. Her strong faith and love of Christ were the highest quality she honorably passed along to her children and grandchildren. She read her bible daily and strived to live a life filled with Christ, leading by example for everyone around her. 

Patsy is survived by:

Janelle Bush and husband, Tim of Timpson
Leslie Greer and husband, David of Appleby

Timothy Bush
Shelby Bush
Colby Morgan
Colton Greer
Cason Greer
Carmon Greer

Great-grandson, Cohen Morgan

Brother, Leonard Avery and wife, Molly Jo of Lufkin

LaMyrle Hall and husband, Howard of Lufkin
Verda Hall and husband, L.J. of Lufkin

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lessie Avery ; loving husband, James Hightower; sisters, Debbie Benoit and Louise Forrest; and brother, Verna Ray.

The Hightower family wishes to express their thankfulness to Heart to Heart Hospice, Dr. Satir and Garrison Nursing Home for their exceptional care and devotion to their beloved Patsy.

Memorial donations may be made in Patsy’s honor to Garrison Nursing Home 333 FM 95, Garrison, Texas 75946.

The Hightower family is being served by Laird Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.lairdfh.net.


Mary Elizabeth Whittlesey of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, in San Augustine at the age of 79 years, 1 month, 23 days.

Mrs. Whittlesey was born November 14, 1940, in Port Arthur, Texas, to parents Howell Bickham and Maxine Sharpton Bickham and had lived in San Augustine most of her life and was a member of First Baptist Church. Mary was a dedicated teacher with 56 years of service, the last 52 years at San Augustine Independent School District, where she was still a member of the faculty at the time of her passing. She adored her students and through these years as a teacher, she made many close ties to the student body and friends. Mrs. Whittlesey had received numerous awards and accolades during her career, including VFW Teacher of the Year and the Buddy Lowe Award.

Her survivors include her husband, Henry Whittlesey of San Augustine, Texas; daughter, Leslie Nichols and husband Terry of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Joe Whittlesey and wife Jennifer of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Aaron Nichols and wife Megan of Nacogdoches, Texas, Carsen McFarland and husband Wil of Spring, Texas, Dylan Whittlesey of Center, Texas, Andrew Nichols of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lexie Nichols of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Mary-Grace Whittlesey of Center, Texas; a sister, Charlotte Davis and husband Mike of Hideaway, Texas; a cousin, Rebecca Cowart of Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Whittlesey; her parents, Howell and Maxine Bickham; and brothers, Hal Bickham, Travis Bickham, and Robert Bickham.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at San Augustine High School Gym, located at 702 N. Clark Street in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, located on Texas Hwy. 147 North.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.


Anthony “Andy” Flournoy, 61, of Center, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Flournoy was born November 9, 1958, in Dumas, Texas, to Danny Flournoy and Joyce Middlebrook Flournoy.  He worked as a millwright and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

John Michael Flournoy of Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Shonda Flournoy of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Brother, Wesley Flournoy and wife Janet “Skeeter” of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Yolanda Weaver
Crystal Chisenhall and husband John
Jimmy Anderson
Karissa Flournoy
Hannah Flournoy
Regan Flournoy
Kaitland Anderson
Douglas Flournoy

He is preceded in death by his father, Danny Flournoy and Ozelle; brothers, Danny Ray Flournoy and Bobby DeWayne Flournoy; sisters, Kristi Elizabeth Flournoy and Kimberley Fay Flournoy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with final expenses.

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


Roy Ray Windham, 87, passed away December 22, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.
Mr. Windham was born April 17, 1932.

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


Roberta Louise Lyons of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in San Augustine at the age of 79 years, 2 months, 10 days.

"Louise" was born October 22, 1940, in Stinnett, Texas, and had lived in San Augustine County since 1999. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Texas Tech in Lubbock. Mrs. Lyons retired from San Augustine Independent School District following a wonderful career as a teacher. She had also taught in Houston, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, San Antonio, and Germany.

Her survivors include her husband, Duke Lyons of San Augustine, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and John Barry of Melbourne, Australia; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Allison Lyons of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha Barry of Brisbane, Australia, Matt Barry of Melbourne, and Sarah Lyons and Jake Lyons, both of Houston, Texas; brothers, Bill Womble of Dallas, Texas, and Dub Womble of Spearman, Texas; and sisters, Betty Helen Anderson and Kathy Womble, both of Lubbock, Texas.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Robert “Boy” and Helen Womble; and two sisters, Donna Nell Smith and Peggy Fondren.

A memorial service will be held at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with time and details to be announced later.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences. Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.


Marion Dannie (Dan) Heina,76, was born February 20, 1943 in McAllen, Texas to Carlos Daniel and Laura Caroline Heina. Dan entered into eternal rest Saturday December 28, 2019 at his home in Edinburg.

Left to cherish his memory is:
His wife of 53 years Lana Sue Heina of McAllen

His children:
Marian Sue and husband Shawn Swanberg of Meridian, Idaho
James Daniel and wife Bety of Edinburg

Byron Norman Swanberg
Brandon Allen Swanberg
Tyler James Heina

His brother: Carlos Robert "Bob" Heina and wife Liza of Sterling, Virginia.

Dan, as he was lovingly known by family and friends, attended McAllen and Edinburg schools before graduating from Largo High School in Largo, Florida in 1963. Dan returned to Texas and attended Pan American University while working at the McAllen airport. Dan was working for G.A.C. finance where he met the love of his life Lana Sue Summers. They married in McAllen on July 8, 1967. During their fifty three years in marriage Dan and Lana Sue were close partners in marriage and in business.   

A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Legacy Chapels, 4610 South Jackson Rd in Edinburg from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Graveside service will be Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10:00 am at Valley Memorial Cemetery in Mission, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Legacy Chapels in Edinburg, Texas


G.A. “Bud” Hooper, 95, of Plantersville, TX passed away January 1, 2020. A long time resident of Houston, he became widely known as one of “Bud & Bud the Hooper Twins”, playing fiddle and real country music for 70 years. After retiring as plant supervisor of Koppers Company he continued to enjoy life to the full spending happy times with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Edna, grandson Jason Hooper, twin brother J.E. “Bud” Hooper and sister-in-law Mildred.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Gerald Hooper and wife Kathaleen, along with their daughter Krystal and sons Duece and Cash
Daughter Donna Henningsen and husband George;
Son: Kenneth Hooper and wife Dena

Granddaughter: Rachelle Luera and husband Roger

Grayson and Brooklyn Luera

Numerous nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends.

Of special significance, Bud is also survived by his second love, Dorothy Strong, who added 19 years of happiness to his life.

The family expresses the deepest gratitude to Amy who shared her love and tender care not only for Bud, but the entire family; as well as to Visiting Angels, Rachael and Surina, for their help at the right time.

Friends may visit with his family from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday January 7th, at Klein Funeral Home, Magnolia, where funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 8th. Interment to follow in Klein Memorial Park, SH 249, Pinehurst.


James E. Higginbotham, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Higginbotham was born March 24, 1942, in Gilmer, Texas, to Henry Woodrow Higginbotham and Avalene Mauk Higginbotham. He worked for Houston Lighting and Power for forty-two years and later became the minister at Center Church of the Nazarene in Center. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and visiting his grandchildren.

He is survived by:
His wife: Elaine Higginbotham of Center

Son: Chris Higginbotham and wife Ana of Alvin

Daughter-in-law: Karen Higginbotham of Houston

Seven grandchildren 

Nancy Letts of Houston
Mary Higginbotham of Houston
Dorothy Cisneros of Houston
Alice Clark of Houston

Sister-in-law: Kathy Higginbotham of Quitman

Brother-in-law: Stan Ballard of Mont Belvieu

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Woodrow Higginbotham and Avalene Mauk Higginbotham; son, Keith Higginbotham; and brother, Glen Ray Higginbotham.

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Juan Francisco Campos, 67, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at Templo Principe de Paz, 398 TX-7, Center, Texas 75935. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Templo Principe de Paz. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Campos was born April 28, 1952, in Mexico, to Basilio Campos Garcia and Elena Moreno Lopez.  He served as a minister and loved preaching and singing.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Juan Campos and wife Juanita of Center
Alberto Campos and wife Alyssa Marie of Center
Eliud Campos and wife Ana Elizabeth of Center

Alberto Jr.

Brothers and sisters: 
Dora Elia Flores
Rosa Elia Campos
Hilda Gonzalez
Ramon Campos
Maria Cruz
Martin Campos
Elena Vargas

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Gladys Edith Campos.

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Juan Francisco Campos, de 67 años, del Center, falleció el miércoles 1 de enero de 2020 en el Center.

La visita se llevará a cabo de 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., lunes 6 de enero de 2020, en el Templo Príncipe de Paz, 398 TX-7, Center, Texas 75935. El funeral se llevará a cabo a las 11:00 a.m., martes, 7 de enero de 2020, en el Templo Príncipe de Paz. Seguirá el sepelio en el Oaklawn Memorial Park en el Center.

El Sr. Campos nació el 28 de abril de 1952 en México, hijo de Basilio Campos García y Elena Moreno López. Sirvió como ministro y le encantaba predicar y cantar.

Le sobreviven sus hijos, Juan Campos y su esposa Juanita del Centro, Alberto Campos y su esposa Alyssa Marie del Centro, y Eliud Campos y su esposa Ana Elizabeth del Centro; nietos, Evelyn, Stephanie, Kimberly, Austin, Carter, Alberto Jr., Tiffany, y Jasmine; hermanos y hermanas, Dora Elia Flores, Rosa Elia Campos, Hilda González, Ramón Campos, María Cruz, Martín Campos y Elena Vargas.

Le precedieron en la muerte su hija, Gladys Edith Campos.

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