Ms. Glenda Ann Boose, age 60 of Garrison, TX departed this life, December 5, 2023, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born October 13, 1963 to Lessie Copeland Sr. and Anna Pearl Grant Copeland in Woodlawn, Harrison county TX; 

She leaves to cherish her memories:

Patti (Dedrick) Ratcliff of Center
Thelma (Vernon) Mallory of Nacogdoches
Kisha (Justin) Burleigh of Nacogdoches
Melissa (Gabriel) Booker of Appleby
Tina (Wyndell) Duncan of Mansfield, LA

Son, Raymond (Daphne) Copeland of Garrison

Marilyn Bryant of Garrison
Dorothy Bryant of Woodlawn
Denise Diggs of Longview

Brother, Larry Copeland of Marshall

17 grandchildren

5 great-grandchildren

Special-aunt, Dorothy Copeland, DeSoto

Special-friends, Glenn and Janie Ramsey and Special cousin; Leo Johnson and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Ms. Glenda Ann Boose is preceded in death by her parents, her husband the late Johnny Boose. Sisters, Jean Barnes and Josephine Ramsey; brothers James Jefferson, James Copeland, David Copeland, Roy Copeland and Lessie Copeland Jr.

Service will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023, 11:00 am, Sid D. Roberts Chapel, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX with Rev. James D. Bell, Officiant, and Pastor Carl McClendon, Eulogist.

Visitations will begin on Friday, December 15, 2023- 2:00p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX.

Burial will be in New Liberty, Egypt Cemetery, Garrison, TX.

Services Entrusted To Her Family of Professionals at Sid Roberts Funeral Home


Douglas Dean McDonald, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 8, 2023, in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2023, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Born June 27, 1957, Douglas is the son of Joseph McDonald and Ruby Woolsey McDonald. He was a member of Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Wife, Sandra McDonald of Tenaha

Son, Jason McDonald, and wife, Michelle of Tenaha

Crystal Barbee, and husband, Dylan of Mabank
Corey McDonald of Tenaha

Eli Barbee
Adelin Barbee

Calvin McDonald, and wife, Tammy of Marshall
David McDonald, and wife, Pat of Tenaha
Jimmy McDonald of Zwolle, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph McDonald and Ruby Woolsey McDonald; brothers, Joseph McDonald and Alvin McDonald; and sister, Ann Lampley.

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


Annie Ruth (Milford) Tate passed away at home on December 6, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation will be 9-10am Friday December 8, 2023 at Corinth Cemetery with graveside service 10am at Corinth Cemetery.

Annie Ruth Tate was born in Shelby County on June 26, 1927, the daughter of Hugh Henry and Ethel Bush Milford. She grew up in Timpson, TX and graduated from Timpson High School in 1944. After high school she married Bernell Tate and together they had four sons, Terry, Tony, Timothy and Travis. Though the family relocated a few times, they were drawn back to the Piney Woods of East Texas. She was a faithful member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She loved the Lord and told many people about Jesus. In 1974 she opened her own beauty shop and enjoyed sharing her talents and her faith in Jesus with everyone that would listen.

An avid bird watcher, Annie’s family was told on several occasions, “I don’t buy whiskey, I might as well buy bird seed”. The peaceful concentration of watching her birds carried over into another hobby, puzzles. Here she had an intensity in her way of completing each puzzle, never allowing anyone helping to complete the edges first, always starting in the middle. Neither of these hobbies provided her with the joy that she had in her family and in the love of her Lord. She made sure those around her and close to her knew how to get into heaven. She would often quote from the Bible, and if she heard another person quoting a verse could finish their quote or give the next verse. Annie had a saying she was fond of, “God’s people never meet for the last time”. Annie has met those that have gone before and will be waiting to meet again those yet to come.

Annie is survived by:
Terry Tate, and wife, Tina
Tony Tate
Tim Tate

Andy Tate, and wife, Claire
Barry Tate, and wife, Brynne

Great-grandchild, Noah Tate

She is preceded in death by her son, Travis Tate, parents, Hugh Henry and Ethel Bush Milford, brother, Oran H. “Pete” Milford, sisters, Emma Lee Milford and Hazel Milford, and daughter-in-law, Cindy Tate. 

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Andy Tate, Barry Tate, Quinn Timmons, Mason Ramsey, Charles Goolsby and Emmett Harvey.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donation be made to Corinth Missionary Baptist Church or to Corinth Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.


Shannon Spruiell, 57, of Gary, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023, in Tyler.

A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Born August 15, 1966, in Fort Worth, Shannon is the son of Billy Spruiell and Vivian Wynn Spruiell.

He is survived by:

Ashley Kunkel of Center
Kenneth Windham Jr. and wife Silvia of Center
Dustin Windham and wife Hollie of Nacogdoches

Nacole, Khloe, and Jace Kunkel of Center
Kenneth Windham III and Kayden Windham of Center
Leighton Windham of Nacogdoches

Former wife, Connie Smith of Center

Brother, Randall Spruiell and wife Sherry of Grand Prairie

Nephew, Kendall Spruiell of Grand Prairie

Cassidy Clark and husband Scott of Grand Prairie
Jocelyn Shaw of Grand Prairie

Great-nieces and great-nephews:
Anna Bell and Violet Clark
Evan and Owen Shaw

Numerous aunts and uncles

Special uncle and aunts:
Danny Michael
Joyce Danielson
Donna English

Preceded in death parents, Billy Spruiell and Vivian Wynn Spruiell; brother, Ronald Spruiell.

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


L. T. Morris, 88, of Nacogdoches, TX, died on December 1, 2023, in Nacogdoches, TX. Reverend Limmie T. Morris was born January 29, 1935 in Nacogdoches County to Travis Sr. and Annie Mae Morris in which he was the third of seven sons.

Funeral Scheduled for 12 noon, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Sunset Galilee Baptist Church, 1609 Rayburn Drive, Nacogdoches, TX with Rev. Henry Simon, Eulogist. Visitations will begin on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 9:00 am until 12 Noon at Sunset Galilee Baptist Church, 1609 Rayburn Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. Burial is at Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, TX under the leadership of Walker Funeral Homes, Crosby, TX.

In Lieu of flowers they can be delivered to: Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 9am until 5pm.

He graduated from Timpson High School in Timpson, Texas andhis education was furthered in Livestock Farming, Carpentry and took Seminary Courses in the Angelina, Texas and Beaumont, Texas.

Reverend Limmie Morris united with Mount Gillian Baptist Church of Center, Texas at an early age, where he was the Sunday School Suprintendant and also served as one of the Associate Ministers. He was pastor at Prospect Baptist Church and Wallace Chapel Baptist Church both in Timpson, Texas. Later, he moved his membership to Sunset Galilee Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, Texas where he pastored for over 40 years.
Reverend Limmie Morris was united to Winnie Williams Morris and was married until her death. Later Limmie was united to Katherine Jackson Morris and was married until her death.

Reverend L. T. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Travis Sr. and Annie Mae Morris; brothers, Bobby Joe Morris and Travis Morris, Jr.; uncle, Charlie Mast; wife Winnie Morris; son, Rocky Suell Morris, Sr.; wife Katherine Morris and two sisters-in-law Oweeda Morris and Earnestine Morris.

Reverend Limmie Morris leaves to cherish his memories:

Reverend William G. Morris of Nacogdoches, Texas
J.W. Morris of Houston, Texas
Willie Ray (Francis) Morris of Houston, Texas
Reverend Clifford Ray (Shirey) Morris of Houston, Texas

Nevelyn Morris of Nacogdoches, Texas
Carolyn Harris of Nacogdoches, Texas
Irene Morris of Center, Texas

Children, one son, Charles Sanders of Nacogdoches, Texas

Special granddaughter, Desiree’ Sanders of Nacogdoches, Texas

Grandson, Rocky Suell of Dallas, Texas

A host of grands, nieces and nephews.

Services Entrusted to His Family of Professionals: Walker Funeral Homes, 734 FM 1942, Crosby, TX 77532.


Mary Connie Elizabeth Adams, 72 of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas on the evening of Friday the 24 of November 2023 after being diagnosed in September with stage four cancer.

The Memorial Service was held December 5th at First Methodist Church on Potter St. in Center, Texas where she attended. To view the service on Facebook, click here. At a future place and time designated by the family, her ashes will be scattered along the Chattahoochee River.

As a young adult Ms. Adams became a Master Weaver at Dunson Mill in LaGrange, Georgia. She received a B. A. in History from University West Georgia and later enjoyed her work as a teacher. She was a lifetime member of Dunson Baptist Church in her native city, LaGrange, Georgia. She believed in striving to become a better person, reading a good book for entertainment and reading the Bible for guidance.

She is survived by:

Hilton Hammett Adams
Woody Stephen Adams

Many nieces, nephews and grandn’s.

Ms. Adams is preceded in death by her oldest brother Waymon Timothy Adams, her beloved mother Sarah Gertrude (Higby) Adams, her father Waymon Homer Adams, and her grandparents, Ian and Ida (Hyatt) Adams and Ben and Bessie Higby.


Sammy Lavon Ontiveros, 58, of Center, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on September 2, 1958, in San Augustine, Texas, to the late Leon Ontiveros and Ollie Mae (Scott) Ontiveros.

Funeral services will be held at 12PM on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home, with Bro. Austin Boylen officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7PM on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Sammy was born in San Augustine. He spent some time in San Antonio and California before his family returned to Shelby County. Sammy enjoyed listening to music, watching football and wrestling. He was a chef. He loved cooking, especially cooking for his family. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. Sammy also enjoyed every opportunity to travel. He found great joy in spending time with and caring for his brother, Damon. They enjoyed a special brotherly bond like no other.

He is survived by:

Son, Austin Boylen and wife Alexis

Daughter, Eva Boylen and husband Chris

Brother, Damon Ontiveros

Sister, Elane Stifflemire

Caleb Boylen
Paije Manucy
Chase Sams
Lily Manucy
Elijah Boylen
Jeremiah Boylen

Numerous nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon Jr. and Ollie Mae Scott Ontiveros; and brother-in-law, Eddie Stifflemire Sr.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.


John Wilson Horn, 82, passed away on Sunday evening, November 26, 2023, at home in Moss Point, Mississippi, with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Gwen Horn. They shared 23 beautiful years together.

Born in Logansport, Louisiana, he was the son of Woodrow Wilson and Floy Faye Gates Horn. He attended Logansport High School and graduated in 1959. He served in the United States Air Force, A1FC, and continued as an active reservist until 1965. He worked in corporate finance and banking, was an entrepreneur and spent the last 39 years of his working career as a corporate personnel manager.

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning, woodworking, fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for his compassionate spirit, soft heart, love of people, out-going nature and willingness to volunteer wherever he was needed.

He is survived by:
Wife, Mrs. Gwen Horn

Sister, Mrs. Portia Faye Horn King (Ronald King) and family of Joaquin

Brother, Mr. Terry Lee Horn (Mary Townsend Horn) and family of Dothan, AL

Son, Mr. Todd Horn of Richmond, TX

Mr. Wm. Kelly Horn (Veronica Cramer) of Grand Prairie, TX
Mrs. Jill Maureen Horn Reed (Suzanne Reed) of Denton, TX

Alexandra Robison
Jonathan “Marshall” Horn (Hannah Hixon Horn)
Haley Elizabeth Horn Solana (Chase Solana)
“Levi” Harrison Horn (Jordan Cox)
Trevor Wilson Horn
Libby Tanner (Drake Woodson)
Taylor Tanner Bramble (Austin Bramble)

Great-grandchild, Bailee Bramble


He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. Woodrow Wilson Horn and Mrs. Floy Faye Gates Horn, and his stepson, Mr. Robert “Robbie” Tanner.

The Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at the New Vision Church of God in Moss Point, MS, on Thursday, November 30th at 2:00p.m., at 11507 Patrick Henry St., Moss Point, MS 39562.

The funeral service will be held at the Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Logansport, LA, on Saturday, December 9th at 1:00p.m., at 3953 Marshall Rd., Logansport, LA 71049 with the interment to follow at the Cool Springs Cemetery.  The viewing/visitation will be held from 12:00p.m., to the time of the service.

If you desire to send flowers, please send them to Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, LA 71052.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Charles Christopher Goodwin (68) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Pinegrove Nursing Facility. He was born on April 23, 1955, in Center, Texas to Eddie Ruth Goodwin and the late C.W. Randall.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in the Africa Community. Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating. Visitation is at Hicks Chapel on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from the hours of 12 noon until 6pm. Interment is at St John Baptist Church (Africa Community) Center, Texas 75935.

Charles is survived by:

Son, Sekederick McCoy (Jarrien) and LaChadwrick Barnes of Houston, Texas

Mother, Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

ShaKobie McCoy
Ebonie Williams McCoy
Jayce A. McCoy
Shaderick Barnes
Darell Barnes
Asia Barnes

Khloe McCoy
Trey-Kash McCoy

Sandra Goodwin
John Wayne Goodwin (Toleshia)
Lolita Randall
Deborah Randall
Kenneth Randall
Joyce Nelson (Minister James Nelson)

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.


Yvonne Harris Permenter (91) passed away at Pine Grove Nursing Center after a long illness on December 3.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior at the First Methodist Church of Center, officiated by Malcom Monroe and Mary Lynn Tinkle. The interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Yvonne was born May 17, 1932 in Center. Her father was Austin Harris, and her mother was Ruby Green Harris. She lived most of her life in very close proximity to her birthplace. After she graduated from Center High School at the age of 16, she went to Houston. There she married in 1949 Elvin Permenter, a Huxley boy. This marriage would last for 61 years.

Yvonne Permenter was preceded in death by her husband Elvin, by her parents, by a sister Maggie Harris Strebeck, and by three stepsiblings, Marguerite Harris Kiss, Robert Harris, and Monroe Harris. She is survived by one sister, Johnnye Kraemer of Center.

Much of Yvonne’s life was dedicated to the dairy/cattle farm that she and Elvin maintained. But she also spent many hours with her grandchildren, and later, with her great-grandchildren. That time included many horse shows and rodeos, many ball games, and lots of daisy-picking. But she also gave many years to the service of the First Methodist Church. Besides lots of church camps, lots of field trips, and many pans of chicken spaghetti, her service included her serving as a Sunday School teacher, MYF leader, Bereavement Committee chairperson, acolyte director, church secretary, diaconal minister and as a third and fourth grade director at Lakeview Camp. Yvonne spoke of all these times with fond remembrance. She also worked several years as the office manager at General Shelters of Texas before her “retirement.”

Yvonne was most proud of her two children:
James Permenter (Butch) and his wife Deb live in Granbury, TX
Belinda Loftice and her husband Matt live in Center

James’s family is Michelle Permenter and Julianne Horst of Center, April Miller and her husband Kevin of Melissa, TX, and Crystal Crews of Midland.

Belinda’s children are John Stirman and his wife Robin of Richmond, TX, and Megan Holt and her husband Wayne of Center.

Yvonne’s great-grandchildren are Campbell Beck, Austin Miller, Jake Miller, Madison Stirman, Luke Stirman, Lynleigh Holt, and Rhett Holt.

Pallbearers are Wayne Holt, Tim Kraemer, Tom Kraemer, Kevin Miller, John Stirman, and Rick Strebeck. 

Please consider any donations be made to the First Methodist Church of Center.

All of Yvonne’s friends and “church kids” are invited to this celebration of her life.

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


Flossie Estelle McDonald Radcliff, ​89, of Center, Texas passed away at her home on November 24, 2023. She was born April 7, 1934 near Gilt Edge, TN to sharecropper parents John Curtis McDonald and Nannie Mae Jones McDonald, and was one of twelve children.

They later moved to Sledge, MS where the family continued sharecropping. Their nearest neighbors at Sledge were the Pride family. Miss Flossie used to tell of seeing their son Charley “always out on that porch trying to learn to play a guitar.” Turns out, he did pretty well.

On July 21, 1951, “Miss Flossie” married her loving and devoted husband, Tom. Together they raised three sons who survive them: Thomas of Logansport, LA; Michael of Memphis, TN and Donald of Center, TX.

Tom passed away in 2009; he and Miss Flossie leave four beloved grandchildren: Shelby, Kelly, Stephen and Leigh Ann, their spouses, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Although she never attended formal school, Miss Flossie was a voracious reader, and taught all her boys how to read and write before they entered first grade. Along with a career as a mother and housewife, she proudly earned her GED in her fifties.

From the time she was a child, Miss Flossie loved, raised and cared for animals of all kinds... especially farm animals. In lieu of flowers or other gifts the family requests donations in her honor be made to: Heifer International (Heifer.org).

The family wishes to send special thanks to the fantastic staff of Nacogdoches Medical Center, Shelby E.D., and Hospice of East Texas for their loving care over the recent past.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Radcliff has been cremated and no service will be held. 

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


Evelyn E. (Brandt) Neel, 93, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on November 30, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on May 6, 1930, in New Braunfels, Texas, to the late Albert E. and Alma (Taylor) Brandt.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Shelby County, Texas with Bro. Robert Adamson officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, Shelby County, Texas. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas.

Evelyn was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas. She graduated from Solms School. Evelyn and David raised a beautiful family together. They had a chicken farm together in Timpson. Evelyn was an exceptional cook and has a recipe book that has been passed on from generation to generation. She enjoyed traveling with David always joking along the way. Evelyn had an amazing talent for embroidery. She was completing projects up until 6 months before her death. Evelyn loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. 

Evelyn is survived by:

Son, Dennis Conran

Dennise Braeutigam and husband, Jason
Stephen Conran and wife, Shelley

Jayden Braeutigam
Colton Braeutigam

Sister, Lillie Jonas

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Neel; parents, Albert and Alma Brandt; 4 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Conran, Jason Braeutigam, Colton Braeutigam, and Joe Friedenfeld.

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


Audrey Taylor, 101, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.

Born August 26, 1922, in Shelby County, Audrey is the daughter of Eddie Watson and Ona Brown Watson. On February 17, 1940, Audrey married the love of her life, William Ramsey Taylor, and the two were married for 47 years. Audrey loved flowers, working in her yard, and her church family at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is survived by:
Son, Chris Taylor, and wife, Cyndi

Dusty Taylor
Cody Taylor, and wife, Elissa

Kypton Taylor
Madyx Taylor

Olivia Deaton, and husband, Charles
Linda Hannah, and husband, Mike

Great-niece, Michelle Deaton

Preceded in death by husband, William Ramsey Taylor; parents, Eddie Watson and Ona Brown Watson; sisters, Iris Taylor, Verna Hull, and Ruth Auberry; and brother, W.C. Watson.

A special thank you to the staff of Focused Care Nursing Home for their compassionate care.

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


Hugh L. Daw, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2023, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Martin Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow at Daw Cemetery in the Ashton Community of Joaquin.

Born February 20, 1943, in Joaquin, Hugh was the son of Waymon Daw and Euna Seago Daw. In 1961, Hugh graduated from Joaquin High School. Following high school, he went to work on off shore drilling rigs in South Louisiana. He later expanded his career in the oil field, where he worked in Bahrain, Dubai, and Indonesia. He lived and worked all over the United Arab Emirates, and traveled to several different countries, always saying he had been around the world twice. After five years of working overseas, he returned to South Louisiana. He eventually came home to Joaquin to raise his family. When the oil field went belly up in the eighties, he made a new career in the trucking business, owning his own fleet of trucks and becoming the VP of Fleetwood Trucking. Upon his retirement, he pursued his hobbies in the world of rodeo, which he loved, by raising bucking bulls and hauling them across country to PBR events. His other favorite pastimes were traveling once a year to Colorado to elk hunt with family and friends, which he did for over thirty years. He loved cattle, riding backroads with his beloved dogs, and spending time with his children and grandchildren and his Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church family.

He is survived by:

Joel Bumback and husband Mike
Dawn Hutchins and husband Jacob

Tyler McSwain and wife Peyton
Bailee Smith and husband Cole
Dawson Kay and wife Alex
Deakon Kay
Harlow Hutchins
Michael Bumback Jr. and wife Chelsea
Luke Bumback

Landry McSwain
John Tyler McSwain
Paxton McSwain
Brynn Bumback
Mikelyn Smith

Greats on the way, Dax Kay, and Stevie Kate Smith

Nieces and nephews: 
Barry Baker
Dale Baggett
Tracy Thorndyke
Rhonda Gregston
Susan Hughes
Carey Colotta
Mitzi Matthews
Barbara Richards

Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: 
Hazel Brittain
Ella Manshack
Pete Baggett

Beloved mother of his children, Joyce Noble

Preceded in death by parents, Waymon Daw and Euna Seago Daw; sisters and brother, Patty Kupnicki, Virginia Baker, and Maurice Westbrook; and son-in-law, John Paul McSwain.

Pallbearers will be Dawson Kay, Deakon Kay, Tyler McSwain, Mike Bumback, Jacob Hutchins, and Michael Kay. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Oates, Ricky Lawrence, John Paul Lawson, Darrell Alford, and Clifford Hamilton.

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


George Arthur "Yellow Dog" Shultz, 78, of Shelby County, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023, at his residence.

Mr. Shultz was born October 5, 1945, in Fostoria, Ohio, to parents George Arthur and Orpha Jean (Yeager) Shultz. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army, making that his career until retirement in 1984. Mr. Shultz served during the Vietnam and Korean eras and was a Purple Heart award recipient.

In later years, "Yellow Dog" and his wife Marty were longtime residents of the Toledo Bend area in Sabine County, Texas, before moving to their Shelby County home in 2020.

His survivors include:

Wife, Marty Shultz of Shelby County

Daughter, Jean Hogard of Edmund, Oklahoma

George Arthur Shultz III
Guy Shultz, both of Washington State

Brothers and sisters

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arthur and Orpha Jean Shultz.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home chapel in San Augustine, Texas.

An inurnment with memorial honors is being planned later at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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


Willie Barron Davis, 86, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on November 28, 2023. He was born on August 6, 1937, in Joaquin, Texas, to the late John Edward Davis and Irene (Jimmerson) Davis.

Graveside services will be held at 2PM on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Jackson Cemetery, with Bro. Micah McArthur officiating. 

Willie was raised in Shelby County. He graduated from Joaquin High School. He proudly served his great country in the United States Air Force. Willie married the love of his life, Thelma Florio, on June 19, 1976. The two have spent over 47 wonderful years together. Willie worked as a millwright most of his career. When he retired, he went to his woodworking shop and enjoyed what he loved. Willie also enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was fishing, hunting, or just sitting on the porch with family and friends visiting. He was a loving husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. His family was very important to him. Willie was a true friend. Genuine, compassionate, man. He loved the Lord and served him at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church. 

He is survived by:
Wife, Thelma Davis

Tony Mattingly and wife Carla
David Davis and wife Tammie Luman
Edward Davis and wife Gayle Louis

Dawn Grimsley Carroll and husband Paul
Nikki Hardy
Tina Mattingly

Sister, Carolyn McGhee and husband Michael

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, Gussie Kate Martin. 

He is also survived by his special shop helper, Easton Hardy.

Willie is preceded in death by his sons, Gordon Mattingly, Billy Mattingly; daughter, Urana Siedler; brother, Kenneth Davis; and sisters, Barbara Cook, and Betty Joan Davis.

Pallbearers serving will Paul Carroll, Haley Baker, Colby Baker, Jacob Carroll, David Davis Edward Davis.

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

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


Betty Joyce Gardner Sanders (79) of Center was born on September 7, 1944, to the late Clabe Gardner and Annie Redman Gardner in Center, Texas. Betty was married to Johnnie Davis Sanders and departed her life on November 27, 2023, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 2pm on December 2, 2023. Pastor David Mitchell will be the eulogist. Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6pm to 8pm. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, Texas 75935.

Betty is Survived by:

Husband, Johnnie Davis Sanders

Valerie Hudson (David) of Texarkana
Sugarman Gardner (Debra)
Atoshia “Shanek” Ayers (Howard)
Kiara Gardner (Sedarrin)
Tkeyah Gardner
Johnnie Sanders (Niko)
Jamie Sanders

Gary Williams
Jazmine Hudson
Christopher Gardner
Terrance Williams
Keyunda Williams
Hope Greene
Shalisa Betts
Elizabeth Gardner
Jada Randle

Brother, Lucky Gardner (Wilda) Center, Texas

Brother and sisters-in-law:
Edgar Sanders (Lou Ella)
Evelyn Hudson
Margie Sanders
Vondell Sanders

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


V. K. Byndom, 85 of Center, departed this life on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center after a long illness. He was born December 17, 1937 to Charlie and Mildred Williams Byndom.

Funeral service is 11am Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Gates Chapel Baptist Church, CR 2310, Shelbyville, Texas with Reverend Arthur G. Cloudy, Eulogist. Visitation is 10am until 7pm Friday, December 1, 2023 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Interment is at St. John Cemetery in Center.

V.K. was united in Holy Matrimony to Esterlene (Amy) Goodwin on June 1, 1962. They were married 54 years and to this union one child was born.

He was employed at Hallmark Fixtures for over 40 years and also worked for Sears.

He is preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Mildred Byndom; spouse, Esterlene Byndom; sisters, Ovada White, Cassie Cartwright, and Frances Land; and brothers, Roy Byndom and Charlie Byndom, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Son, Keith (Cristy) Byndom of Center

Daughter, Gale Lister

Grandson, Christopher Keith Byndom

Minnie Stansberry
Girtha (Roosevelt) Swindle
Mildred Faye Gardner
Iva Dean (Joe) Boykins

Sister-in-law, Barbara (Clyde) Lister

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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


John Gary York was born on June 30, 1943 in Houston, Texas to John William and Ethel Taylor York. He was a longtime resident of Center, Texas and was a lifetime member of the Pipe Fitters Local 211. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting, even qualifying for the Olympics twice as a marksman. John was a doting grandfather and father and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Trina Lanae Turgeon of Katy

Grandson, Tristan Turgeon of Houston

Brother, Buddy York (David Perry) of Houston

Beloved dogs, Dapper Dan and Puppy

As well as numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Daria Lanette York in 2022. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday with Rev. C. McAllister “Mac” Vaughn officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the New Hope Cemetery in Center, Texas.
Funeral services held under the direction of

Schmidt Funeral Home of Katy, Texas.



Betty “Louise” McCary, age 75, of Huntington, Texas entered into the arms of Jesus on November 18, 2023, at the Huntington Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Huntington, TX, She was born May 15,1948, in Zwolle, Louisiana, to the parents of Arthur Jackson Mosley and Annie Maurine Williamson. She lived in San Augustine County for many years. She worked at the San Augustine Inn and Jordan’s Health Care Services. "Granny" was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by:

Daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa) Ann McCary of Huntington, Texas

Son, Daniel Arthur Olson, Jr and wife Amanda of Nacogdoches, TX

Brother, Arthur James (AJ) Mosley of San Augustine, TX

Adopted brother, Donnie Durbin of Huachuca City, AZ

Longtime partner, Ronald Sullivan of Powder Springs, Georgia

Mike McCary and wife Angie of San Augustine, TX
Tiffany White of Tyler, TX
Tabatha McMillian and husband Loyce of Tyler, TX
Jacob Olson of Nacogdoches, TX
Jacob Johnson of Nacogdoches, TX
Brooke Cotton of Nacogdoches, TX
Kristen Frey and husband Judge of San Antonio, TX
Jessie Williams of San Augustine, TX
Josh Gray of Pineland, TX

Brandon McCary of Haslet, TX
Justin Brooks of Huntington, TX
TySydney and TyBella Grover of Huntington, TX
Raelyn McCary of Pineland, TX
Jaylen Whitaker of Pennington, TX
Ray McCary of Tyler, TX
Niya, Serenity, and Skylar McMillian of Tyler, TX
Charly and Caroline Frey of San Antonio, TX

Along with a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Arthur Jackson Mosley; mother, Annie Maurine Williamson; brothers, Donald Ray Mosley and Robert Earl Mosley; and granddaughter, Star Danielle Olson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of Huntington Healthcare and Rehabilitation and for their love and care for their Ms. Betty Lou, as well as Hospice in the Pines of Lufkin, TX.

A memorial service will be held at the Reed Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine, TX at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 3, 2023.

Services entrusted to McNutt Funeral Home of Lufkin, Texas. For online condolences visit https://www.mcnuttfuneralhomelufkin.com.