10/03/2022

Dorothy Nell Strong, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Joaquin.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Bro. Charles Hall to officiate.

Born October 6, 1930, Dorothy Nell is the daughter of Hilda Shirey Creech and William H. Creech. She loved reading and traveling. In younger years, Dorothy Nell and her husband R.C. were instrumental in the development of the Old Spanish Trail ride, and she was also a lifetime member of the Go Texan committee. Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by: 
Her sons: 
Jim Strong and wife Judy
Chester W. Strong and wife Marilyn

Grandchildren: 
Jenifer and husband Brad McKee
Jessica Henderson
Jeremy Strong

Great-grandchildren: 
Bailey McKee
Kendall McKee
Lexie Henderson
Lacie Henderson
Lane Henderson
Colton Strong
Corbin Strong

Brother, William “Buddy” Creech and wife Suzanne

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Preceded in death by husband, R.C. Strong; son, Robert “Buck” Strong Jr.; sister, Doris Ann Crenshaw; parents, Hilda Shirey Creech and William H. Creech; and significant other, Bud Hooper.

A special thanks to caretaker, Carol “C.J.” Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA, 1009 Gum,
PO Box 38o, Logansport, LA 71049 or to the Brookland Cemetery fund P.O. Box 338 Joaquin, TX 75954.

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

10/01/22

Jerry "Perch" Bass, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2022, at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin with Thomas Spurlock officiating.

Born February 12, 1953, Jerry is the son of Fay Woods Bass and Clarence Emmitt Bass Sr.

He is survived by:
Children: 
Shelly Bass and Michael Bass of Joaquin

Grandchildren: 
Dayza Lane
Boogie Lane
Jayden Bass
Tate Bass
Maddie Fiedler

Great-grandchild, Kailynne Johnson

Sisters: 
Martha Shelton of Joaquin
Billie Pritchett of Joaquin

Preceded in death by parents, Fay Woods Bass and Clarence Emmitt Bass Sr.; brother, Clarence Emmitt Bass Jr.; and sister, Annie Ruth Richards.

09/30/2022

Governor Tillman passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Funeral service is at 11am on Saturday, October 1 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Lake Timpson), 3398 FM 2667, Timpson, Texas 75975.

He is survived by:

Spouse, Margaret Tillman

Children:
Jeffery Richardson
Malinda Johnson
Melissa Tillman

Grandchildren:
DeKendrick Hooper
Aniyan Johnson
Jeffery Richardson
Mariyan Dodd
Nicholas Dodd

Siblings:
Leroy Tillman
Joyce Walker

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

09/29/2022

Jamonie Nash, better known as JNash was born July 10, 1999 in Nacogdoches, TX. He passed away, September 25, 2022, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Service scheduled for 1:30pm on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Triumph Church, 908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas with Apostle Rodney Beard, Eulogist. Burial will be in Mt. Gillion Cemetery, Center, TX; under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX. Repass will be held at Pineywoods Outreach Center, 255 Haley Drive, Center, TX.

Visitation is Friday, September 30, 2022 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX.

Prayers and Condolences to the family of Bishop William Nash and 1st Lady Pearlie Nash.

Services entrusted to Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

09/27/2022

Vera Nell Brown, of Nacogdoches age 73 was born October 6, 1948 in Center, Texas to C.D. Cartwright and Beulah Garrett Cartwright. 

Vera Nell Brown, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Lewisville, TX. Funeral service, Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Abundant Love Ministries, 1426 Shelbyville St. Center, TX with Rev. Marlin Cloudy, Sr., Eulogist.

Visitation will begin on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX

Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, TX, under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX.

Survivors:
She leaves to cherish her memory: 

One son, Lester D. Cartwright (Clarissa) of Dallas, TX

Four daughters:
Ivy Nell Rushing of Nacogdoches
Tracie (Tajudeen) Dairo of Lewisville, TX
Phyllis Cartwright of Center
Denise Brown-Flanagan (Tim) of Houston

One brother, Billy Cartwright of Center

Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.

Services Entrusted To Her Family of Professionals at:
Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-4351, "Where The Family Comes First"

09/27/2022

Francis Irvin McGrath, Jr., 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on September 21, 2022, in Timpson, Texas. He was born on September 16, 1944, in Victoria, Texas to the late Francis, Sr. and Dorothy (Leonard) McGrath. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Garrison Funeral Home, officiated by Chaplain Steve Jackson. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Garrison Funeral Home.

Francis grew up in Victoria, Texas.  He joined the Marines right out of high school.  He served 4 years with the Marines and earned the rank of Corporal before his discharge. Francis then went on to serve as a Game Warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife office in Corpus Christi, Texas where he met his wife, Jenna. They were married in Denton, Texas on July 20, 1989.  Francis enjoyed shooting and reloading ammo and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He also spent time bird watching and taking pictures of nature. Francis was a collector of curios and relics. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

Francis is survived by:
His daughters: 
Charlotte Marion McGrath
Frances Jean Mills and husband, Jon

Stepdaughters: 
Karen Marine Naylor
Mary Bess Snyder
Lori Ann Gonzalez
Katrina Lynn Swinney

Stepson, Michael Lee Naylor, Jr.

Half-sister, Susan Overcash

Half-brothers: 
Randy Roberts and wife, Debbie
Mark McGrath

Grandchildren: 
Bryan Matthew Mills
Keith Bradley Mills
Conner Walker
Rachelle Lea Klepac and husband, Brandon
Roxanne LaRae Cox and husband, Dennis
Kenna Denise Naylor

Great-grandchildren: 
Savannah Grace Lawson
Penny Gayle Cox
Shiloh DelRae Klepac
Cash Cotton Cox
Cheyanne Lillian Klepac
Waylon West Cox
Elvis Champ Cox

His beloved dog, Maggie Mae McGrath

His caregiver, Melisa Gibbo

Along with numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Lydia Leonard; parents, Francis, Sr. and Dorothy (Leonard) McGrath; wife, Jenna McGrath; and stepson, Gary Davis.

Serving as pallbearers are Jon Mills, Keith Mills, Bryan Mills, Gary Corley, Mike Naylor, and E.J. McHenry.

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.

09/23/2022

Tina Marie Jacobs, 54 of Center, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022. She was born June 22, 1968 to James Charles Jacobs and Patsy Ann Handy.

A homecoming celebration will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, 157 CR 2230, Center, Texas.

She is survived by:

Children:
Lena Whiteside
Erica Miles
Joshua Jacobs

Four Grandchildren: Jada, Dallas, Michala, and her Jahana. She and Jahana had a special bond. She was her Nana's playmate.

She loved her two brothers:
"Big" brother, Jeffery Chumbly
"Little" brother, Harris Allen

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

09/23/2022

DeBrodrick Montreal Jones, 20 of Center, passed away Sunday night, September 18, 2022 at CHI St. Lukes in San Augustine.

Funeral service is Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12 noon at Center Triumph Church with Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating. Interment at Thompson Cemetery.

God was so just and faithful that he decided to bless Tammie Jones and Sir Roderick Sparks with a Prince, they named DeBrodrick Montreal Jones. Watching this fearless child morph into an amazing son, Big brother, Grandson, Nephew and Dad was a pleasure. At an early age in life, he developed a passion for motorcycles, horses, fast cars amongst other hobbies, especially the Jordan sneakers. He was determined to ride a horse and taught himself how to wheelie on his first dirt bike when he was only 5 years old. His charismatic, life of the party personality, would birth his after ego "BHub" and would make him a legend at the young age of 20. He had a genuine heart and a determining spirit, accomplishing whatever he put his mind to. His life became more fulfilling when Zeek, DeeDee and Duece entered his world. With all of his accomplishment, Daddy made him the proudest. He lived a life that only God had ordained and it was to the fullest.

He is preceded in death by grandfather, Lonnie Steward.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Parents, Tammie Jones and SirRoderick Sparks

Children:
Ezekiel Carter Hall "ZeKe"
De'Zariyah S'Nyi Jones "DeDe"
De'Brodrick Montreal Jones, Jr. "Deuce"

Sisters:
Kaliejha Johnson
Lanaijha Johnson
Amariyah LaRaye

Grandparents:
The Late Clifford Ray Sparks, Jr. and Evelyn Sparks
Sandra Dean Jones and Anthony Chumbley

Great-grandmother, Earlene McDaniel

Aunts:
Onita Jones
Bo'Nisha Morris
LaSandra Davis (Shya Stansberry, Lakenzie Davis, Brianna Davis, Cordajah Arnold)

Uncles:
Fredrick Sparks
Chadrick Jones (Wytavia Jones, Natrey Dows, Chadrick Jones, Jr. Kye Rochelle, Chasidee Jones)
Fredrick Sparks (Darya, Josephy and Vicious Sparks)

Special Sister, Ciara Nichole Jones

Special Friend, Ki'Mya Si'Mone Hageon

A host of other relatives and friends.

Service entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

09/21/2022

Juanita Williams, 89 of Joaquin, Texas died Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the local emergency room in Center, Texas. He was born to the late Andrew Williams Sr. and the late Accie Richards Williams in Haslem, Texas.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 26, 2022, at 11:30am at Hicks Chapel. Visitation is Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10:30am at Hicks Chapel. Committal is at  Northwest Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, Louisiana.

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

Williams enlisted into the United States Army on December 7, 1954, serving his country for 2 years. 

He is survived by:

Son, Eugene Robertson of Houston

Daughter, Wanda (Bobby) Fitzpatrick of Houston

Grandson, James Fitzpatrick of Houston

Granddaughters:
Regina Rivers of Houston
Shamica Fitzpatrick of Houston

Brothers:
Robert Williams of Joaquin
Andrew Williams Jr. of Joaquin

Sister, Berta Mae Jack of Houston

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Center, Texas 75935. Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net.

09/21/2022

Louise Lawrence, 90, of Joaquin, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 1:00 p.m.  Paul Silvey and Ed Williams to officiate. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born September 9, 1932, in DeRidder, Louisiana, Louise is the daughter of Bertha Jones Hammock and Thomas W. Hammock.  She retired from being a 2nd grade school teacher after 43 years. Louise was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she sung in the choir and loved to help with various activities.    

Survivors are: 
Children: 
Ricky Lawrence and wife Nita Ann
Mark Lawrence
Carol Register

Grandchildren: 
Traci and husband Matthew Mettauer
Michelle and husband Jeremy Morvan
Amber and husband Nathan Phelps
Chad Lawrence and wife Kailyn
Brad Lawrence
Brian Register and wife Tiffany

Great-grandchildren:
Tatum and Garrett Mettauer
Ainsley and McKenna Morvan
Kiptyn and Baylin Phelps
Kinsley Lawrence
Kason Register

Special friend, Sondra Lawrence; and also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, A.J. Lawrence; parents, Bertha Jones Hammock and Thomas W. Hammock; brothers, Tommy Hammock and wife Hattie, Donald Hammock and wife Barbara, Billy Hammock and wife Nancy; sisters-in-law, Annette and husband Mickey Permenter and Jo and husband Doc Doxtater; and brother-in-law, Mickey Lawrence and wife Janice.

Pallbearers will be Chad Lawrence, Matthew Mettauer, Brad Lawrence, Jeremy Morvan, Brian Register, and Nathan Phelps.

The family would like to thank Focus Care for all of their love and support.

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

09/20/2022

Kenneth Franklin Gregston, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Bro. Ronnie Wheeler will officiate.  Interment will follow at Campti Methodist Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born February 29, 1936, in Shelby County, Kenneth is the son of Beulah Truitt Gregston and Luke Gregston.  He loved to fish.  Kenneth was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

Survived by:

Children:
Eugene Gregston and wife Sheila of Shelbyville, 
Jay Gregston and wife Kay of Victoria, 
Allison Gregston of Mountain Pine, Arkansas
April and husband Derrick Prince of Shelbyville

Grandchildren: 
Matthew Gregston of Hallsville
Thomas Gregston and wife Savannah of Bay City
Angie Freezor of Chalmette, Louisiana
Brent Gregston and wife Jennifer of College Station
Brianna and husband Ervin Goodrum of Lufkin
Sabrina and husband Chris Taylor of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, 
Corey Gregston and wife Raven of Watson
Oklahoma, Andrew Elizondo and wife Jessika of Victoria
Camryn Prince of Shelbyville

20 great grandchildren

Sister, Jean Rash of Jasper

Sister-in-law, Vicky Gregston Warren of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Beulah Truitt Gregston and Luke Gregston; brother, James Gregston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Dan Matthews, Ann and Charles Rash, and Elray Rash; and grandson, Scott Wynn.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Gregston, Thomas Gregston, Brent Gregston, Derrick Prince, Glenn Matthews, and Luke Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a church or charity of choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com

09/20/2022

Katharine McGee, 92, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on September 19, 2022, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on February 10, 1930, in Benton, Louisiana, to Robert Marion Chambliss and Nettie Ora Estes.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Strong Cemetery, Huxley, with Bro. Levard Swindle officiating.  
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 9:30AM – 10:30AM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Survived by:

Daughters:
Betty Gail Scaife and husband Mike
Sheila Pat Parker

Son, Bradley Kevin McGee and wife Susan

Sister, Lois Hass

A host of family that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Robert Venice “Pat” McGee; parents, Robert and Nettie Chambliss; son, Jerry Dean McGee; daughter, Deborah June Cockrell; sisters, Ora Lee Carroll, Sybil Heath; brothers, Thomas Arlington Chambliss, Marvin Chambliss, and Buren Chambliss.

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

09/20/2022

Legacy Elianna Elise Turner, 3 months old, of Center, Texas, was received in the arms of Jesus on September 18, 2022, in Center, Texas. She was born on June 1, 2022, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Stacy Turner and Courtney Adkison.  

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Rhodes officiating.  

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00PM until service time.  

Legacy is survived by: 
Her loving parents, Stacy Turner and Courtney Adkison

Brothers: 
Karter Hunter
Stacy Turner Jr.
Lynnix Turner

Grandparents: 
Brandy Adkison and husband Terry
Stacy Turner and LaJuana Hurts

Great-grandparents
Rosetta McMillian
Betty Sue Turner

Great-great grandparents, Esther Norris

Godmother, ShaTorya Reed

Special auntie, Tionnee Turner

Aunts and uncles:
Christian and Mariel Turner
JaLiyah Turner
Ethan and Carly Adkison

Numerous cousins; and a host of family that will miss her dearly

She is preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Robert McMillian Jr.; great-grand grandparents, William and Jaqueline O’Pry; and great-great grandfather, Junior Jack Norris.

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

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

09/19/2022

Janelle Drews, 87, of Marlin, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Falls County, Texas.  

Born November 17, 1934, Janelle is the daughter of Wanda Comeal Rayburn Buro and Henry Otto Ludwig Buro. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marlin, where she served as secretary, and a member of First Baptist of Center. Janelle was also a member of Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by:

Nieces and nephews:
Carl Rogers and wife Becky
Shelly Rogers
Ed Rogers
Larry Brothers and wife Paula
Jeanette Brothers
Phyllis Freeman

Great-nieces and Great-nephews:
Matthew Rogers
Chloe Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Lane Rogers
Lauren Rogers

Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Drews Jr.; parents, Wanda Comeal Raibourn Buro and Henry Otto Lidwig Buro; and sister, Joyce Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Center or ASPCA.

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

09/19/2022

Bradley Edward Allen, 66, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on September 16, 2022, in Timpson, Texas. He was born on June 5, 1956, in Center, Texas, to L.G. and Billie Joy (Fitts) Allen. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Thursday, September 22, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas, officiated by Bro. Tim Lovelady.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas.

Bradley was raised his whole life in Timpson. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1975. Bradley enjoyed playing football in High School and went on to play for a short time in college before being injured. Bradley was a retired Shelby County Commissioner, where he served for several years. He was an avid Astros fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bradley was known as being very funny and charismatic. His personality was uplifting to everyone who met him. Bradley’s most precious treasure in this world were his grandchildren. He loved them with all that he had. Bradley was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Timpson. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.

Bradley is survived by:

Mother, Bille Joy Allen

Daughter, Amy Allen and husband, Bryan Stinnett

Son, Kyle Allen and wife, Tisha

Grandchildren:
Taylor Morris-Fanguy and husband, Taylor
Tyler Morris
Taran Morris
Lukas Allen
Clyde Stinnett
Tully Stinnett

Great-grandchildren:
Sam Fanguy
Beau Fanguy

He is preceded in death by his father, L.G. Allen; and brother, Ricky Allen.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Mac Johnson, Connell Patton, Bryan Stinnett, Clayton Norman, William Edwards, and Jacob Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Allen, Michael Crouch, and Dean Clay.

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

09/19/2022

Gwendolyn H. B. Crawford passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Lakeside Village Assisted Living, in Center, Texas. She was born November 7, 1921, in the Huber community of Shelby County. She lived most of her adult life in Timpson. She and Oneil celebrated fifty years of marriage in October 1998.

Gwen made the decision to donate her body to science in the late 1980’s. There will be a celebration of her life later in the fall.

She is survived by:

Children:
Billie Sue Beckham Payne
Michael and Glenda Crawford
Jim and Annette Crawford

Seven grandchildren:
Rob and Kim Payne
Angela and Kevin Walker
Josh and Lacie Payne
Coby and Fran Crawford
Emily and Stephen Rodriquez
Makenzie and Clent Wyatt
Alayna and Miguel Thames

Thirteen great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Sterman and Clio Johnson Hooper; first husband, James L. Beckham (killed in action in WWII; second husband, Oneil Crawford; son-in-law, Vance Payne; and grandson, Corey Crawford.

Memorials can be made to the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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

09/16/2022

Christopher Tyrone Crawford, 49 of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022. He was born July 1, 1973 to the late Belle Marie Green Crawford and James Arthur Crawford.

Funeral service is at 2pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Center with Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

He was a 1992 graduate of Center High School. He got his Chef Certification at Panola College.

At an early age he joined Pleasant Grove but later joined Center First UPC where he was baptized and a member until his passing.

He was employed by Pine Grove Nursing Home and Green Acres Nursing Home. He was currently working at Allied Security and F.L. Moffett Cafeteria where he worked for many years.

He enjoyed football (Kansas City Chiefs), wrestling, music, cooking and spending time with family. He brought a smile to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Beulah Green, Edna Green, and Pate Gaddis; sister, Alicia Crawford; uncles, R.C. Green and Johnny Green; and aunts, Dollie Green and Mae Mae Green.

Chris leaves to cherish his memories:

Wife, Rosalyn of 29 years

Children:
Nakristianna Crawford
J. Christopher Crawford
Elgin Crawford
Heaven Thomas
DeVante Gray
Melisa McCollister

Sister, Felicia Crawford (Donald)

Brothers:
Stacey Crawford (Laketha)
Artis Nickerson (Alisa)

Special Friends:
Mary Thomas
LaDarryl Neal
Ira Latham

Special Cousins:
Linda Suell (Henry)
Omeisha Williams

Special Uncle, Martin “Marty” Randall

God-sisters:
Charnitra Garrett
Keitha Garrett
Charrika Daniell Holman

Sister-in-laws:
Michelle Riggins
LaSonnia Hooper
Chantel Starks (Troy)

Brother-in-laws:
Oscar Garner
Willie Bussey

A host of nieces, nephews, eight grandchildren, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

09/15/2022

Dorothy Mae Horton, 55, of Center passed away September 11, 2022, 

A home going celebration will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022 with the viewing from 12-noon until 6pm at Community Funeral Home 157 CR 2230 in Center.

Dorthy Mae Horton was born to Sam Matthew and Every Sanders on October 13, 1966. 

She is survived by:
Children:
Travis Handy, Jr. of Center
Takeyah Handy of Center

Five grandchildren

Brother, Sam Sanders

Sister, Sharon Ravenell

Special thanks to Community Funeral Home, Affinity Hospice and Holiday Nursing Home.

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center.

09/15/2022

Charles Ray "Sonny" Walker, 77, passed away early Saturday morning, September 10, 2022 at the Nacogdoches Medical Center - Center Emergency Room. He was born July 17, 1945 in San Augustine, Texas to Charldron and Louella Walker.

Graveside service is 11am on Saturday, September 17, at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation is Friday, September 16 from 10am until 6pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, TX.

Charles joined the Bell Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. He attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963. He started his career in Pulpwood and ended at Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative as a route away cutter until he retired around 2006.

"Sonny" was a kind and loving person who admired his family and his animals. He enjoyed riding his lawn mower and watching wrestling. He never met a stranger.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Charldron and Louella Walker; siblings, Billy Walker, Betty Walker, Johnny Walker, and Charlene (Dudda) Walker Moody.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Wife of 50 years, Mae Alice

Two beautiful daughters:
Cordelia Ross (James)
Rachelle Walker (Marcus Goodwin)

Thirteen Grandchildren:
LaShyia Walker (Alex Cooksey)
Catasia Walker
JaKyra Ross
TyKerria Ross
LaBravion Thomas
Wayne Simpson
Kajavion "Ferb" Ross
Kemarion Ross
LaMarcus Goodwin (Shawncey)
SaDarion Walker (Courtney)
Marchelle Goodwin
A'Vante' Goodwin

Six Great-Grandchildren: Charly, KeJaylin, LaTravion, Mi'Tasia, A'Miria, and Mason

One special child, Pudgy "Pee Pee"

Siblings:
Bobby Earl Walker (Shelia) of Dallas
L.C. Walker (Merida) of Dallas
George Walker (Aracelia) of Dallas
Lucille Anthony (Bobby) of Dallas
Royce Walker (Alma) of San Augustine
Jerry Walker (Oletha) of San Augustine
Lester Walker (Cassandra) of San Augustine
Lisa Davenport (Edward) of San Augustine

Sister-in-law, Gloria Walker of Dallas

Brothers-in-law:
Charles White (Vinita) of Dallas
Johnny Williams of Dallas

Stepmother, Annie Ruth Walker

Step-sister, Mary Glenn

God-children:
Joseph Charles White
Brian Jackson

Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

09/14/2022

Thomas Warren Smith, 66, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2022, in Center, Texas surrounded by loved ones. He was born on September 25, 1955, in Center, Texas, to the late Warren Christopher Smith and Allie Pearl (Anders) Smith.  

Graveside service will be held at McClelland Cemetery, Center, on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 1pm. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 11am until service time at McClelland Church, 733 County Road 2571, Center, Texas.

Thomas was born and raised in Shelby County. He attended Shelbyville High School. Thomas loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Together many memories were made through the years. He was an avid welder, sheet metal fabricator, amongst many other trades. He enjoyed being outdoors whether he was hunting and fishing or just visiting with friends and family when time permitted. He enjoyed collecting guns and was captivated with all the different types.  

Thomas is survived by: 
His wife, Rose Bennett

Son, James Warren Smith and wife Kimberly Chantel

Stepsons: 
Richard Curtis Tony
Logan Dean Sandifer

Grandchildren: 
Triston Smith
Karista Smith
Rilynn Smith
Lilly Gay
Maddalyn Gay
Gage Tony
Isabel Sandifer
Violet Sandifer
Honey Sandifer

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Allie Smith; half-sisters, Dorthy Mae (Smith) Holt, Margie Nell (Smith) Boyett, Wanda Nell (Walker) Flanagan; and half-brother, Baron Ann Walker.

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

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

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