02/25/2021

Robert (Bob) E Wilson, 91 of Kingsland, Texas passed away February 20,2021. Bob was born to Willmen H and Opal Ruth (McMillian) on July 16,1929 in Huntington, West Virginia. 

Mr. Wilson joined the Air Force after graduating high school and learned the trade of air traffic controller. After his service he worked as an air traffic controller for the FAA until he retired. After retirement he became a rancher and farmer while playing golf for recreation.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Elizabeth Johns

Sisters:
Joyce W. Beckner
Betty E Strack

He is preceded in death by wife Ann Wilson, daughter Debra Ann Van Winkle and his parents.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Danny Palmer, Jay McFarland, Robert Davis, Tristen Adams. 

A visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 at Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday February 26, 2021 with Reverend. Steve Leftwich officiating. A private Interment will follow. An online guest register may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com

The service may be viewed via Livestream at the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/robert-wilson-2021

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639.

02/25/2021

Franklin D. “Jessie” Jones, 87, of Schulenburg, Texas passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in Schulenburg, Texas. He was born on July 12, 1933, in Garrison, Texas to the late Warren Jones and Ovie (Shipp) Jones. Funeral service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Cold Springs Baptist Church, FM 95N, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Blackie Cranford officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1PM at Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison.

Jessie was born and raised in Garrison, Texas. He graduated Garrison High School. Jessie entered the workforce and became a welder-burner for many years. He met the love of his life, Billye Rose Seifert, in Houston, Texas through mutual friends. They were married on August 16, 1958, and the two have spent over 62 years together before his passing. Some might know Jessie as “Pullet” or “Speedy”. These are names he earned throughout the years that were special to some. Jessie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent lots of time gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. You could find him watching the Dallas Cowboys playing and attending family reunions. He loved his family and took great care of them. Jessie especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Carson. 

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Billye Rose Jones

Daughter, Lisa Michelle and husband Mike Hoffart

Grandson, Carson James Austin

Brother, Lamar “Rooster” Jones and wife Ruth

Sister, Laverne Chandler

Along with sister-in-law, Geneva Jones

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

Jessie is preceded in death by father Warren Jones and mother Ovie Shipp Jones. Along with his baby brother Monroe Jones and son-in-law James Bruce Austin, father of Carson James Austin.

Pallbearers serving will be Terry Chandler, Jerry Chandler, Jeff Jones, Justin Jones, Ryan Baker, and Nicholas Harvey.

Honorary pallbearers serving will be Joshua Jones, Raiden Martinez, Buddy Baker, Wes Chandler, Nash Chandler, John Cranford, Josh Baker, Cole Chandler, Jonnie Fojtik, and Ronnie Fojtik.

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

02/25/2021

Dena Bray-Orena, 50, passed away February 21, 2021. She was born November 28, 1970.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with graveside following at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

She enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and also loved being outdoors in nature.

The pallbearers will be Nicholas Johnson, Dalton Glover, Brandon Bray, Dylan Byrom, Thomas Byrom and Charles Milich.

Preceeded in death by her father, Clifton Wayne Bray and her nephew, Justin Keith Veillon.

Survived by:

Mother, Debra Bray

Daughter, Jonna Glover

Son, Nicholas Bray-Johnson

Daughter, Audrey Williams

Brother, Brandon Bray

Sisters:
Lynn Bryom
Lacey Bray

Grandsons:
Liam Wayne Glover
Finnegan Glover
Logan Williams

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

02/24/2021

Wavah Jeanette “Bogue” Benoit, 86 years old, passed away at her homeplace in Timpson, Texas on February 22, 2021. Born November 11, 1934 in Timpson, Texas to Anna Lois “Reeves” Hudson and Horace T. Bogue. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Information will be made available soon.

Jeanette lived a full life and believed in hard work as a rule of thumb, as taught by example by her grandfather John Lumas Bogue. As a young lady she went out into the workforce experiencing many jobs including retail, movie theaters, and grocery stores. 

In the early 60’s she operated a “Room and Board” house with 17 rooms and housed 32 occupants. In the late 70’s she began collecting antiques and learned to repair antique clocks. She eventually opened two antique stores. She was always fascinated with and had a love for restoring old things and finding a bargain. Her husband’s job began to lead them to many different states, Jeanette loved the travels and enjoyed meeting new people. 

In ’86 she bought a breeder farm and began to learn all about its operations as the owner, working from sunup to sundown. After 10 years she retired back to Timpson. Anyone driving down Rosehill Road might see her out mowing, pulling up weeds, or climbing onto the roof. Strangers wondered who lived on that “neatly kept” property with the sign that read “Nutbush City Limits.”

Her awesome sense of humor attracted many people to her. She was a great mentor, and she was loved by many. Some may feel the mold was broken after this dear mother of ours was born. Such a legacy. Let us add that if she picked on you or had a nickname for you, you held a special place in her heart.

She’s preceded in death by husbands: Travis Kammerer and Rodney Benoit, brothers: Joseph Wayne Bogue and David Bogue, son: Derek Shane Benoit, whom she regarded as her angel who flew close to the ground, and son-in-law: Eric Fox.

She is survived by: 
Daughters: 
Vicki Lowe, and husband Matt
Gayla Fox
Sharon Kammerer and fiancé Tom Reid

Grandchildren: 
Fred Lowe
Candyce Wagnon
Bryan Bishop
Jessica Thevis
Jeremy Bishop
Aaron Deleonardis
Christopher Speaks
Haley Blassingame

She also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren, with numerous family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers family requests donation be made in honor of Ms. Jeanette Beniot to Woodlawn Cemetery Fund, P O Box 369, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

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.

02/24/2021

Koda Winter Haley, infant, of Center, Texas passed away on February 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Born February 14, 2021, in Houston, Texas, Koda is the son of Benjamin Haley and Sarah Spencer. Graveside service will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.

Some only dream of angels. We held one in our arms. Knowing that the first thing our precious Koda saw when he was welcomed into this world was the face of Jesus helps us to find peace. We will always love him. He will be so easy to remember, yet so hard to live without. Koda will never truly be apart from us for he will forever remain a part of us. We will hold him in our heart until we hold him again in heaven. We will be loving him always and forgetting him never. 

Koda is survived by:
His parents: 
Benjamin Haley and Sarah Spencer

Twin brother, Nova Haley

Grandparents: 
Sunshine Haley and husband Joey
Michael Spencer and wife Lisa

Great-grandparents:
Carl King and wife Frances
Carolyn Jones
Jerrie Walker
Judy Reynolds

Great-grandmother, Billie Gregory.

Preceded in death by, great-grandfathers, Albert Reynolds, and James Jones.

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

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

02/24/2021

Juanita Bell Sample Chandler, 86, of Center passed away February 23, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from Noon to 2pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Kevin Windham and Diane Sample officiating. Interment will follow at Sample Cemetery.

Juanita was born February 28, 1934 in Houston to MeeMee “Cub” Sample and Oma Permenter Sample. On June 29, 1951, Juanita married James Chandler. The couple spent many years creating a strong marriage, building a loving Christian home and raising their five children always providing the love and support they needed.

In 1980, Juanita and James moved to Shelby County and purchased a poultry farm. They spent many years raising chickens and enjoying East Texas. Juanita loved traveling and went several times to visit her niece, Janice in Germany and surrounding countries. Her traveling companions were her; sister, Oleta; sister-in-law, Ruth and niece Dianne. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed telling stories about the things they would do together.

Juanita was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and received recognition of “A Real Granddaughter” of James Bedford Sample who was a citizen of the Republic of Texas. She was of the Baptist faith. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Chandler and wife, Carolyn
Allan Chandler and wife, Rita
Larry Chandler and wife, Jennifer

Daughters:
Vickey Radney
Cindy Bradshaw and husband, Branden

Brothers:
Talmadge Sample and wife, Diane
Derrell Sample

Sister:
Hazel Smith 

Sister-in-Laws:
Ruth Chandler and Betty Forsythe
Fourteen grandchildren:
Katherine Gaspard and husband, Daniel 
Jeremy Chandler
Laura Shires and husband, Stephen 
Shannon Baldwin and husband, Todd 
Mindy Notter and husband, Toby 
James Radney and wife, Amanda 
Dustin Chandler and wife, Ashley 
Jake Bradshaw and wife, Keni 
Chelsea Jernigan and husband, Michael 
Phillip Chandler
Logan Chandler
William Powell and wife Kristi
Heather Arnold and husband, Trey 
Abigail Chandler

24 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way 

Numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends

She is preceded in death by her parents, MeeMee “Cub” and Oma Permenter Sample; husband, James W. Chandler; sisters, Oleta Langford and husband, Ed; Mary Ella Sample, and Iva Sample; brothers, P.C. Sample, Charley Sample, Eulon Sample and Cecil Sample; In Laws, Joe Ben and Joanne Chandler, J.B. and Willie Ruth Brown, Raymond and Dorothy Forbis, and Maurice Forsythe.

Pallbearers will be James Radney, Dustin Chandler, Jake Bradshaw, Michael Jernigan, Jeremy Chandler, Todd Baldwin, Toby Notter, and Chad Fuller.

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Affinity Hospice for the care they provided during this time, as well as Juanita’s healthcare providers, Taylor Ethridge and Reba Daniels. We will always remember each of you and forever be grateful for the care you provided to her during this time.

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

02/24/2021

John Stanfield, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and the family will have private memorial.

The baby of nine children, John was born February 12, 1958, in Cherokee, Alabama, to Goldy Stanfield.  He served in the United States Navy and later worked as a carpenter. His heart of gold was appreciated by many, as he would use his talents to help anyone in need.

He is survived by:

Wife, Paula Phillips Stanfield of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Valerie Brown of Grand Cane, Louisiana

Brother, Delbert Stanfield of Alabama

Sisters:
Jane Joiner of Oregon
Dorris Benson of Oregon
Liz Cunningham

Numerous nieces and nephews.

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

02/23/2021

Brooksie Beth Cook Bearden, of Tenaha, TX passed away Monday February 22, 2021 in Center, Tx.  She was born December 7th 1942 in Shelby County, Tx to Jeff Cook and Lois Shelton Cook.

Visitation is 6pm until 8pm on Friday, February 26 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. A graveside service is 2pm on Saturday, February 27 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Anyone who knew Brooksie, knows she loved to “Pick and Grin.” She was a member of a band “The Misfits” they played and sang country and gospel songs mainly. They loved to volunteer at nursing homes and play and sing to the residents. She sang at the Esquire Theater in Carthage, Tx several times. One thing for sure Win or Lose she was the BIGGEST Dallas Cowboy fan. If Brooksie was driving and seen a yard sale sign she was stopping whether you wanted to or NOT. She always said “We might find something good, never know unless we stop.” Brooksie’s love for her family was unconditional, spending time with her kids, grandkids, and especially her great grandkids brought so much happiness to her heart. Also, she enjoyed talking with her life long friends Alice Pate, and Bobby and Kay Watson they meant so much to her and loved them like family.

Survived by:

Daughter, Donna Green and husband Eddie Green of Tenaha

Son, Bobby Bearden of Timpson

Daughter-in-law, Shana Bearden of Timpson

Grandkids:
Chuck Green of Victoria
Chris Green of Neches
Courtney Richardson and husband Cole Richardson of Henderson
Brittney Bearden of Timpson
Jonathon Bearden and wife Cassidy Bearden of Timpson

Great-Grandkids:
Camie Green
Addysen Eddins
Nathan Richardson
Tori Green
Brytli Ingram
Raegan Richardson

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and so many dear friend also survive Brooksie.

Proceeded in death by her, Father Jeff Cook, Mother Lois Shelton Cook, 14 brothers and sisters Jame Cook, Irvin Cook, John Cook, Grace Cook Hughes, Sonny Cook, Alene Cook, Sadie Cook Mejia, Dorothy Cook Paul, J.D. Cook, Elsie Cook, Delores Cook Ballard, Bob Cook, Charles Cook.

Pallbearers are Chuck Green, Chris Green, Cole Righardson, Courtney Richardson, Brittney Bearden, and Jonathon Bearden. Honorary Pallbearers are Camie Green, Addysen Eddins, Nathan Richardson, Tori Green, Brytli Ingram, and Raegen Richardson.

Family would like to thank Pinegrove Nursing Center and Heart to Heart Hospice for the wonderful care she received her time there.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for final expenses.

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

02/22/2021

James Howard Sigler, 72, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at Noon. Austin Wiggins will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

James was born August 14, 1948, in Center, to Norman and Ola Sigler. He served in the United States Army and honorably discharged as a Sergeant. On October 30, 1971, James married Alice Faye Bradshaw. They spent forty-nine years building a loving, Christian home and raising their three boys. He retired from Bruce Hardwood floors. Later, James enjoyed hunting and fishing any chance he could get into the boat. He especially enjoyed sharing his love of fishing with his boys. He adored his grandchildren and had them around any time he could. He was a faithful member of the Arcadia Church of Christ.

He is survived by:

Wife, Faye Sigler

Children:
Steve Sigler and wife Sheryl
David Sigler and wife Lisa
Michael Sigler and wife Jodi

Grandchildren:
Kylie Sigler
Kaitlyn Anthony and husband Cody
Corey Sigler and wife Angie
James Brandon Sigler and wife Holly
Skylar Sigler
Emmy Sigler
Brady Sigler

Great-grandchildren:
Kasen Sigler
Fallon Womack
Maliyah Brown
Kaizey Anthony
Harlyn Anthony
Korbyn Sigler
New baby girl Sigler, arriving July 2021

Sisters:
Joann Andrews
Frances Nettles
Edna Kennon

Brothers:
Billy Sigler
Jeff Sigler

A host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Sigler; parents, Norman and Ola Sigler; sister, Elaine Frankie, Johnnie Whitton, and Wanda Rychlik; brothers, Kenneth Sigler, Jerry Wayne Sigler, Robert Sigler, Charles Sigler, and Larry Sigler; and daughter-in-law, Rosalee Sigler.

Pallbearers will be Corey Sigler, James Brandon Sigler, Cody Anthony, Calvin Smith Jr., Mike Smith, and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Sigler and Kasen Sigler. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Sigler and Kasen Sigler.

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

02/22/2021

Mary Ann Thompson, 63, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Betty Willis officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Born April 7, 1957, in Tenaha, Mary Ann is the daughter of the late Steve Harvey Thompson and Iva Nell Stevens Thompson. She was a member of Abundant Life Church in Carthage.

She is survived by:

Sons: 
Sam Gingles
Danny Gingles

Grandchildren: 
Nick Hayden
Kaitlynn Hayden
Jacob Gingles
Zachary Gingles

Brothers and sisters: 
Marcus Thompson
Gay Nell Null
Lois Hamilton
Rodney Thompson

Preceded in death by daughter, Amy Parlene Hayden Gingles; parents, Steve Harvey Thompson and Iva Nell Stevens Thompson; brother, Marlin Thompson; and sister, Irene Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Danny Gingles, Sam Gingles, and Nick Hayden.

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

02/21/2021

Charles Wayne Grigsby, 64, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021 surrounded by loved ones, in Timpson, Texas. He was born on February 3, 1957, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to John Grover Grigsby and Delliah Louise (Smith) Grigsby. Memorial service will be at 11AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church, FM 1970S, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Calvin Gould officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 10AM until service time on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Charles grew up moving frequently while his father was a tank builder and his jobs often required him moving. His family settled in Garrison, Texas when Charles was a teenager. He attended and graduated from Garrison High School Class of 1975. He married the love of his life, Kathy Magness, on October 23, 1976, and the two have spent over 44 years together.

They raised two wonderful children in Timpson, John and Andrea. He spent many years coal mining before his retirement in 2013. Charles was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the Lord and served as a Deacon for many years at New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church. Charles certainly made sure the pastor’s needs were met, would teach when needed, and was very helpful during all times. He was a devoted member of Garrison Masonic Lodge 670 and Timpson Masonic Lodge 437, having served as Past Master and most positions at each Lodge.

Charles was also a member of Panola County Shrine Club. He has served as past President of the Panola Shrine. He was very proud of the group’s support of the Shriner Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. In his spare time, after serving others, Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, and enjoying time outdoors. He loved spending time with his family in Oklahoma, and especially spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved immensely. Charles always enjoyed any old classic show on television, like MASH.

He is survived by:
His loving wife, Kathy Grigsby

Son, John Frederick Grigsby and wife Amber

Daughter, Andrea Ruth Grigsby

Mother, Delliah Louise Grigsby

Sisters:
Delores Auvil and husband Carl
Pattie Jennings and husband Dennis

Grandchildren:
Alexis Annette Grigsby
Madison McKinna Grigsby
Taylor Tinsley Grigsby

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Charles is preceded in death by his father, John Grover Grigsby.

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.

02/21/2021

Kenneth Doyle Sirman, 78, of Woodville, TX passed away on February 18, 2021. Born July 11, 1942 to Henry H and Frances (Permenter) Sirman.

Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday , February 26, 2021 at Johnson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Kenneth is survived by:

Companion in life, Betty Bingham

Sons:
Ken Sirman, Jr. and wife, Sandra
James Sirman and wife, Josephine

Daughters:
Diana Sirman
Sara Rusk Cotter

Brother, Bob Dale Sirman

Grandaughters:
Erica Sirman
Layla Sirman
Natalie Sirman
Grace Sirman

Grandson, Matt Fleming

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Kenneth was a school teacher for 34 years. He was a member of the Lions Club and a Past President for North Shore Lions Club. He enjoyed wood working, spending time with his family and the outdoors, especially the mountains. He loved to travel and was an excellent mechanic. He had two dogs Poop and Emily, whom he loved greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H and Frances (Permenter) Sirman and his brother, Billy Ray Sirman.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Dale Sirman, Ken Sirman, Jr. and James Sirman.

To send condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.mangumfh.net. Services are being managed by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX.

02/21/2021

Ruby Maxine Bradshaw, 69 of Quitman, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, in Quitman.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at Watson and Sons Chapel with interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Born March 26, 1951, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Maxine is the daughter of the late Luther Ruby Green and Ida Grace Odom. She was of Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Cynthia Denise and husband James F. Johnson II

Son, Thomas Luther Bradshaw

Seven grandchildren

Brother, Jerry Michael Green

Sisters:
Barbara Gooch
Mary Louise
Lyla Jean Pitts

Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lillith Bradshaw; parents, Luther Ruby Green and Ida Grace Odom; and sister, Peggy Sue Allison.

Pallbearers will be Robert Remedies, Robby Remedies, Kaleb Remedies, James Johnson, David Lawhorn, and Jonathon Eshleman. Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Eliott Bradshaw.

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

02/21/2021

Robert Lee “Sonny” Holloway, 67, of Center, TX passed away on February 17, 2021. Born on January 01, 1954 to Roy and Evie (Baggett) Holloway.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX with interment to follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Mangum Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M.

Robert is survived by:

Wife of 27 years Ronda (Barbee) Holloway

Mother, Evie (Baggett) Holloway

Sons:
Corey Holloway and wife, April of Center
Robert “Robbie” Holloway and wife, Jessica of Center

Daughter, Ashley Holloway of Center

Brothers:
James Holloway and wife Sharon of Center
Kirk Holloway and wife, Cozy of Center

Sister, Rebecca Emanis and husband, Charlie of Center

Grandchildren:
Juliet James
Jett Holloway
Jagger Allen
Dillan Snell
Alexis Holloway
Celeste Holloway
Riley Holloway
Jared Carter

Special friends, Sheryl Tyler

Best friend and loving pet, Oscar

Special Uncle, Bobby Jack Holloway

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Sonny was a proud member of Local 587 Union Hall, where he was a combo welder and specialty welder. He was also a diesel mechanic in his father’s shop for many years, he had a passion for working on anything mechanical, and he was a regular jack of all trades. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.

He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Edward Holloway; granddaughter, Kiley Dearman; Grandfathers, Roy Cleveland Holloway and Jeff Baggett; Grandmothers, Virgie May Holloway and Alphie Baggett; Special Friend J Boy Laughlin.

Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Emanis, Anthony Harkness, Jeremy Holloway, Antonio Olivas, Corbyn Olivas, Javey Jamison, Kevin Woolf and Joseph Woolf.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Joseph Cline, Louis Reynolds, Charlie “Booger” Belcher, Jerrod “Tweeter” Holloway and Derek Barbee.

To send condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.mangumfh.net. Services are being managed by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

02/20/2021

Miriam “Margaret” Adams Andrews, 93, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 19, 2021 in Center. She was born on August 11, 1927 in Roganville, Texas to Arthur and Miriam Sheffield Adams. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 

Margaret is survived by:

Children:
Claudine McAdams
George Andrews and wife, Tonya
        
Grandchildren:
Cole McAdams
Bradley Andrews
John Andrews
Daniel Andrews
Phillip Andrews

Great Grandchildren:
Colton McAdams
Eden Andrews
Connor Andrews
Adeline Andrews
Evalee Andrews

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Lee Norris Andrews; Parents, Arthur and Miriam Sheffield Adams; Son, Matthew Lee Andrews; and Grandson, Nicholas Andrews.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Andrews, John Andrews, Cole McAdams, Josh McAdams, Daniel Andrews and Phillip Andrews.

Margaret was born in Roganville, Texas, Jasper County. Growing up with 9 brothers and sisters, Margaret learned the meaning of responsibility and hard work at a young age. Upon graduation, she moved to Center to live with her sister, Thelma and that is where she met Norris Andrews. They married August 1, 1946 just before her nineteenth birthday. Of course, money was scarce in most households, so Margaret decided to make a little extra money by sewing baby clothes. Her first paying job was as a seamstress. She was hired by Linnie Lucas to make baby clothes for Claude.

She enjoyed her role as a homemaker and was an excellent seamstress. She made many of her children’s clothes and continued to sew dresses for Claudine until very recently. After a while, she worked at the telephone company as an operator. Margaret loved her job as an operator because guess what? She loved to talk, and she loved people. When the phone company moved to Nacogdoches, Margaret chose to stay home. Part of staying home is all the cooking. Margaret was a fabulous cook and loved to cook for her family. Sunday night dinner at her table was always a treat with homemade everything such as fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, sweet potatoes, cakes, and of course George’s yearly “Tiger Stripe” birthday cake.

She put a smile on the face of anyone that was blessed to get a slice of deliciousness from her oven.

The love of her life passed away on December 31, 1977 and being capable and determined, Margaret landed on her feet and got a job at Brown Drug. She continued to work there and then on to Eckerds for a short time. Before too long, Margaret began working at Medico Pharmacy where she ended her working career after 20 years of service at the age of 80. Margaret loved her customers as well as they did her. She was so good at remembering their names and faces. Upon retirement, Margaret filled her days with phone conversations, working in her yard, and cooking.

She loved Jesus, her family and Short Methodist Church. Margaret was known as a true Christian friend.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Methodist Childrens House in memory of Miriam Andrews.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

Services are being managed by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX.

02/19/2021

Thomas H. Harvey, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael McArthur officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born April 15, 1946, in Converse, Louisiana, Thomas is the son of the late John Eddie Harvey and Edna Cassell Harvey. In his early years, he managed Harvey’s Landing and also ran 4H Gator Farms. Thomas retired from public education and coaching, having worked in Shelbyville, Joaquin, Tenaha, Waskom, and Converse. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

He is survived by:

Wife, Kay Harvey

Children:
Jason Harvey and wife Mindy
Jeremy Harvey

Grandchildren:
Ashlynn Wiggins and husband Jared
Kristen Bush and husband Nathan
Addisyn Harvey

Great-grandchildren:
Zayne Klaire Wiggins
Benton David Bush
Zayde Thomas Wiggins on the way in July 2021

Brothers:
Johnny Harvey
Rodney L. Harvey and wife Connie

Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:
Pat and Sue Daugherty
Sherry and Fred Holmes
Ronnie Adams
Johnny and Sarah Alford

Special nephew, Shade Adams

Numerous other nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his infant son, Justin Harvey; parents, John Eddie Harvey and Edna Cassell Harvey; sister, Sybil Shoalmire; father-in-law, Joe Alford; mother-in-law, Edith Alford; and sister-in-law, Lucille Harvey.

Pallbearers will be Tim Wilkerson, Blake Roberts, Matt Mathews, Andrew Dolan, Brandon Dolan, Bubba Lewis, Jay Jones, Gunner Nelson, and Tray Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Gray, Johnny Mac Daw, Myron Prince, Doug Cogswell, Ronnie Wolfe, and JISD School Board Members and Coaches.

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

02/15/2021

Delbert Wayne Graves, 74, of Center, went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 9, 1947, Delbert is the son of the late Truman Graves and Troyce Forbis Graves.

He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church for over fifty years. When he became disabled and could not leave the house, he watched three services on TV starting at 7:00 AM every Sunday morning.  He read his Bible every morning. He knew his Bible. He was a big hunter and went on several long hunting trips with his best friend, Joe White. He worked for International Paper Company for twelve years, owned Stop and Shop Grocery for eight years, and worked for Shelby County Commissioner Precinct 1, Charles Williams and Donnie Borders for twenty years, retiring in 2008.

Delbert is survived by:

Wife, Janie Graves of fifty-two years

Daughters and sons-in-law:
Sherri and Mark Felder
Nicole and Darren Vaughn

Granddaughters:
Lindsey and Cole Anderson
Lacey Felder and Nick Ramsey
Kaylee Vaughn
Sydnee Vaughn

Great-granddaughter, Ellie Jayne Anderson

He loved all his girls very much!

He is also survived by three sisters:
Sue Bell
Faye and Jimmy Rudd
Barbara Tomlin

Special friends, Joe White and Shelby Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Troyce Graves; a brother, Bo Graves; grandparents, Jim and Rene Forbis; his in-laws, Talvis and Bernice Andrews; and his special friend, Travis Morris, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Cole Anderson, Nick Ramsey, Russell Andrews, Pete Andrews, Josh Tomlin, Anthony Tomlin, Ronnie Rudd, and Randy Rudd. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe White, Bubba Bell, Michael Sezimore, and Shelby Johnson.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Short Cemetery in Shelby County. Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.

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

02/16/2021

George Randall “Randy” Garrett, 67, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, in Carthage.

Private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

Born June 10, 1953, in Jacksonville, Randy is the son of Morris Weldon Garrett and Mary Nell Johnson Garrett. He was a maintenance director at Joaquin ISD.

Survived by:

Son, Luke Garrett and wife Ginger of Joaquin, TX 

Daughter, Cristal Vazquez and husband Salvador of Sunset, LA

Step-sons:
Richard Jones of Joaquin, TX
Jimmy May and wife Kendra of Joaquin, TX

Step-daughters:
Summer Covington and husband Jody of Joaquin, TX
Miranda May of Corpus Christi, TX

Grandchildren:
Allyson, Lauren, and Whitney Garrett of Joaquin
Jacob, Molly, and Betsy Vazquez of Sunset, LA
Madolyn Kendrick, Jacy Covington, and Lane Covington of Joaquin, TX
Khloe May, Sadie May, Sage Davis and Kenslee Loftin of Joaquin, TX
Mariah and Seth Glover of Corpus Christi, TX
Melissa Hanson of Stanley, LA
Rachel Jones of Texarkana, TX

Sister-in-law, Mary Garrett of Carthage, TX

Proceeded in Death by
Wife, Margie Dockens Garrett
Parents, Morris and Mary Nell Garrett
Brother, Weldon Garrett

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at http://www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

02/14/2021

Ressie Vione Doggett, age 96, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She was born February 20, 1924 in Fellowship Community near Joaquin Tx.

A private funeral graveside service was held Feb.8th,2021 at Good Hope Cemetery in Center Texas.

After accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1942 at the age of 18 her life was devoted to serving the Lord by serving others. Whether it was in her church which she joined in late 50’s or in the community she was always concerned about those in need. She met her husband Alvis Paul Doggett before World War 11 began, they became engaged before he left to serve and when he returned they married. As her witnessing to him thru her life his life changed and in 1956 he was saved and began his life along side her helping others and serving in the same church. They were married for 58 years before he passed in 2003. Even until the very end of her life though she was physically unable to serve others she would always be repeating "Lord send some soul to me today that I might witness to them" or telling everyone that she saw "I need to get out and help someone." 

She was devoted Christain, Wife, Mother and demonstrated it every day. God blessed her with a green thumb and we always said she could take a dry stick put it in a jar of water and have blooms within a week. She loved working in her garden, trimming her pots of flowers she had everywhere and sharing her knowledge of how to raise them with all who sought it from her.

She was a member of Lone Star Baptist church in Center, Tx for close to 70 years and served as Treasurer for 15 years. Sunday School Teacher until the point her mind was failing. Even at the closing of her life she loved it when ladies from her Sunday school class and other ladies from church who came to visit her even though she could not remember their names. Sunday mornings would still look forward to setting in front of tv and listening to the Sunday morning sermons.

She is survived by:

Daughter:
Beth Marshall and husband Billy of Huntington, Tx

Sons:
John E. Doggett and wife Marlene Doggett of Center, Tx
Lessley Doggett and wife Brenda of Logansport, La
Rickey Doggett of Baytown, Tx

Granddaughters:
Taryn Crigler and husband Mikey
Kimberly Doggett and husband Jeff
Lori Gilbert (passed Oct 17, 2018)

Grandsons:
John Paul Doggett
Larry Doggett and wife Angel
Barry Doggett and wife Jamie
Tanner Doggett
Joel and wife Trisha Mcleroy
Rustin Mcleroy
Allen Jacks

Great-Grandchildren:
Kassidy Doggett
Brady Doggett
Mackenzie Doggett
Nate Crigler
October Crigler
Bo Crigler
Miranda and husband Ryan Smith
Tyler Reynolds and wife Ally
Megan Hudson and husband Levi
Dillon Doggett and wife Haleigh
Maci Doggett
Hannah Gilbert
Luke Gilbert

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Carter Doggett
Marshall Hudson
Maddisyn Smith
Cash Smith

Special thanks to Heartsway Hospice and the ladies that provided special care to our mom in the last 3 ½ months of her life. Special thanks to Mrs. Angelia, Mrs. Shelby, Mrs. Bobbie, Mrs. Tiffany, Bro. Jackson and anyone else I might have missed. They do a wonderful service to those in need.

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

02/12/202

Charles Bryan, age 91, of San Augustine passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021. He was born July 8, 1929, in southern San Augustine County's White City community to C.E. (Charlie) and Lushia Bryan.

He worked in the grocery business with his parents for many years at C.E. Bryan and Son Grocery. He purchased the McLemore Meat Packing Plant and operated it as Bryan Locker Plant until he was elected Sheriff of San Augustine County in 1988. He was sheriff for eight years.

Mr. Bryan loved people. He had a bigger than life personality and never met a stranger, which was evident during the time in which he raised and showed registered quarter horses. He was an avid supporter of 4-H and FFA activities.

He is survived by:

Sons:
David Bryan of San Augustine
Michael (Keisha) Bryan of Lufkin

Daughter, Carla (Ron) Niebuhr of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Grandsons:
Tyler (Jessica) Bryan of Lufkin
Hayden Dial of Lufkin

Granddaughters:
Ashley (Johnny) Beck of Corpus Christi
Payton Watts of Lufkin

7 great-grandchildren

Niece, Sharon (Mike) Bridges

Nephew, Keith Jasper

A host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Bryan; parents, C.E. and Lushia Bryan; parents-in-law, Curtis and Ida Mae Jasper; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Jasper.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 2021, at First Baptist Church, located at 502 E. Columbia Street in San Augustine, with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Tyler Bryan, Hayden Dial, Ron Niebuhr, Gerald King, Larry Saurage, and Brad Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital (Code 22335473) or the American Heart Association. 

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

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