09/12/2022

Jerry Lee Goetzman, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, in Houston.

Funeral service to be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at Noon.  Johnny Black to officiate.  Interment will be at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Born December 28, 1948, in Houston, Jerry is the son of Lona Mae Roach and Wayne Goetzman.  He had many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, camping, outdoors, horseback riding, and trail riding.

Survived by:

Daughter, Lisa Goetzman

Sons:
Jason Goetzman and wife Kerri
Dennis Stringer and wife Sharon

Grandsons:
Caiden Goetzman
Michael Stringer and wife Kristi
Jason Stringer and wife Christi

Great-grandchildren:
Mikey Stringer
Abbi Stringer
Chace Stringer
Cace Stringer
J.J. Stringer

Multiple nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by wife, Yvonne Wetzel Goetzman; parents, Lona Mae Roach and Wayne Goetzman; and brothers, Lawrence, James, and Bobby Goetzman.

Pallbearers will be Michael Stringer, Mikey Stringer, and Jason Stringer.

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

09/11/2022

Rickey Earl Gilchrist, 64, of Center, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Brandon Jones and Gordon Winslow Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born December 4, 1957, Rickey is the son of Mauddie Ann "Doodle" Gilchrist and C.B. "Buddy" Gilchrist. Rickey was a highly skilled machinist where he specialized in forklift and heavy machinery operations. His hobbies included restoring antique cars, attending and entering classic car shows where he won numerous awards with his blue 1955 Chevy Belair. Rickey was a well known mechanic, he enjoyed passing on his skills and knowledge to his son and grandsons. Rickey was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by:
His wife, Teresa Gilchrist

Kids: 
Randall and Kara Gilchrist of Center
Wesley and Brittany Gilchrist of Center
Brandi Gilchrist of Center
Brittany Gilchrist of Center

Grandkids: 
Colton
Caden
Blaine
Britlee
Mason
Christian
Kylee
Kyndell

Brother, David Gilchrist and wife Angie

Cousin, Dickie Gilchrist and wife Eldora

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his parents, Mauddie Anne "Doodle" Gilchrist and C.B. "Buddy" Gilchrist; Baby Gilchrist; and grandparents, Seymore and Lillie Gilchrist.

Pallbearers will be Alan Hooper, Bubba Hooper, Ronnie Gregg, Blake Harkness, Shane Ray, Lonnie Whitton, Kase Hooper, and Cheyenne Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Dickie Gilchrist, Boo Klein, Wesley Warr, and Dakota Womack.

The family invites everyone in wearing shades of blue to the visitation or funeral to honor Rickey’s favorite color.

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

09/07/2022

Shirley Welch, 75, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 23, 2022, in Longview, Texas. She was born on May 23, 1947, in Charleston, West Virginia to the late James and Opal (Shepherd) Cole. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on September 11, 2022, at Messiah Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas officiated by Bro. David Lawhorn.

Shirley grew up in Charleston, West Virginia where she graduated high school from Charleston High School.  She eventually settled in Timpson, Texas and raised her family. Shirley loved her church and church family. She was active in ladies bible study and was the Sunday school secretary. She enjoyed puzzle books and watching westerns in her spare time. 

Shirley quit smoking in 2003, that one of her greatest accomplishments and was very proud. She spent a lot of time reading her bible, her favorite verse was John 3:16. Shirley was a special mom, daughter, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Shirley is survived by: 
Her daughters, Nancy Welch of Timpson
April McCloy of Bridgeport, WV.
Lenora Buzzby of Charleston, WV.

Brother: 
Steven Cole of Charleston, WV. 

Grandchildren: 
Mickile Welch
Roselynn Welch
Jennifer Welch
Christina Samples
Jeffery Harless
Daniel Mitchell
Heather Welch
Mellissa Woody
Christopher Woody
Morgan Nicole McCloy
Dustin Paul McCloy
Payton Buzzby
Colton Buzzby

10 great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon E. Welch.

09/06/2022

Vaudrine McDaniel, 86, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 10:00 a.m.  Bro. Bill Holmes will officiate and Order of Eastern Star Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Center Chapter #348.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Vaudrine was a 60 year endowed member of Tenaha Order of East Star #185, which was consolidated with Center Chapter #348. She served as Tenaha Order of Eastern Star Secretary for 26 years and was a past Worthy Matron. Vaudrine was also a member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha, where she was involved with the Ladies 3 Sunday school class.

Born April 20, 1936, Vaudrine is the daughter of Ida Mae Davis Ruddell and James Vernon Ruddell.

She is survived by:
Her daughters: 
Linda Hodge of High Island
Sharon Gray of Martinsville

Granddaughter, Brittany Risch of Martinsville

Great-grandson, Percy Chapman of Martinsville

Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy McDaniel; parents, Ida Mae Davis Ruddell and James Vernon Ruddell; brothers, Frank E. Ruddell, William Durwood Ruddell, and Johnny Franklin Ruddell; and sister, Verna Mae Ruddell Douthit.

Pallbearers will be Craig Haltom, Keith Martin, Preston Gillin, Ronnie Fleming, Mark Odom, and Tommy McMahon.  Honorary pallbearers will be Royce Perry, Ron Barker, John Harrington, Jerry Agnew, and Al Howard.

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

 

09/01/2022

Lemes L. Cartwright (Lem), 87 of Center, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at the E.R. in Center. He was born on November 19, 1934 in East Hamilton, Texas to William Cartwright and Mabelle Moore Cartwright.

Services will be held on at 2pm on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Center Triumph Church with Pastor Arthur Cloudy and Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held at Community Funeral Home at 11am until 7:30pm on Friday, September 2.

Lemes was a member of East Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church since childhood, and loved his East Hamilton community. He worked for Union/Southern Pacific Railroad for over 40 years. He loved spending his days at Brookshire Brothers, eating and spending time with friends, of whom there were many.

Lemes was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabelle Cartwright; brother, T.W. Cartwright; sister, Elouise Johnson; and sons, Alvin Brinson and Quinard Earl Cartwright.

He leaves behind to mourn him:

Children:
Tommy Crockett (Patricia) of Colorado Springs, CO
Ortega Cartwright (LaTreaser) of Center
Veronica Cartwright of Center
Leonard Cartwright of Center
Laundre Johnson of Center
TraManski Johnson of Dallas

Brothers:
James (Elizabeth) Cartwright of Sacramento, CA
Thomas Cartwright of Silsbee, TX
William Cartwright, Jr. of Center

Sisters:
Janie Ann Coleman of Oakland, CA
Ester Cartwright of Center
Myrtle Lee Osby (Larry) of Center
Mattie Lee Martin of Center

He also leaves to mourn, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Also, a special friend, Betty Ann Johnson

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

09/01/2022

Jerry Glen Green, 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 29, 2022, in Timpson, Texas. He was born on August 24, 1944, in Houston, Texas, to the late John Perry and Juanita (Rhodes) Green. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, Timpson, Texas, officiated by Steve Ramsey.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 2, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Jerry was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Virginia. He loved her with every ounce of his being until she was called home. Jerry was an amazing father to his four sons. They considered him their best friend and the best father ever. Jerry worked as a construction superintendent for 32 years before retiring. He was a dedicated work and never shied away from physical labor. Jerry loved spending any time he could with his family. He was the epitome of the family man. Jerry absolutely adored horses and spending many hours ranching. He rode in the Old Spanish Trail Ride and had many friends in that circuit. Jerry will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Jerry is survived by:
His sons: 
Shane Green and wife, Ashley
Cade Green and wife, Dee Dee
Cole Green and wife, Tiffany
Rowdy Green

Sisters: 
Tempie Pike
Jeanie Rhodes and husband, JT

Brother, Mike Green and wife, Barbara

Grandchildren: 
Ashton Green Brazier and husband, Kale
Autumn Green Ballard and husband, Dylan
Gavin Green
Cooper Green
Logan Wright

Great-grandchildren: 
Kamden Brazier
Caroline Brazier

Special friend, Barbara Cook

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Perry and Juanita Green; and his wife, Virginia Roberts Green.

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Green, Cade Green, Cole Green, Rowdy Green, Gavin Green and Cooper Green.

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

08/31/2022

Emma Loyce Bush, 89, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in Humble. 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Visitation will begin one hour prior.  Interment will be at Ramah Cemetery.

Born August 21, 1933, in Scurry, Loyce is the daughter of Era Rhodes and Doyle Harrison.  She worked as a bank teller.  Her hobbies included crocheting and sitting on the front porch of her house in her rocker. Loyce was a member of Ramah Baptist Church.  There, she enjoyed Bible studies and sending out cards to church members.

Survivors include: 

Grandchildren:
Andrea Prichard and husband Johnny
Marsha Bowden
Tammy Champ and husband Joe

Great-grandchildren
Ashlyn Prichard
Emily Prichard

Preceded in death by husband, Jack Bush; daughter, Susan Lanette Bush Bowden; parents, Era Rhodes and Damon “Doyle” Harrison; son-in-law, Jerry Bowden; sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Harrison Smith and Mary “Louise” Harrison Melton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Evert William Bush and Bertie Lee Davis; and brother-in-law, Roy Bush.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Agnew, Daryle Lagroane, Bill Black, Joe White, Harry Perry, Lewis Johnson, Andrew Smith, and Jonathan Melton. Honorary pallbearers will be Duane Bush, Andrew Rushing, Robert Agnew, and Jerry Bush.

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

08/31/2022

Linda Kay (Tyer) Nix, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022.  She was born June 1, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Leonard Dean and Gwenieth Louise (Wedgeworth) Tyer.  Funeral services will be held 2:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2022 at First Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas officiated by Bro. Dee Daniels.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Kay grew up in Timpson, Texas.  She met Jerry Bob Nix while still in high school and they were married shortly after her graduation.  Kay went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in education from SFA.  She worked as a teacher for a short time while they lived in Waco.  Kay sold lumber in Dallas for her parent’s sawmill, “Tyer Lumber Co.” while they resided there.  She and Jerry eventually moved back to Timpson to take over the family business in the late 70s. She loved working at Nix Forest Industries and just recently stopped coming to the office due to poor health.  During her many years at work, she enjoyed talking to the log truck drivers and visiting with her employees.  In her spare time, Kay liked to travel with her best friend, Lo Gibson.  They took many trips and went all over the world. Kay also enjoyed shopping, searching for antique treasures with her mother, and her weekly trips to the beauty shop to catch up with her hairdresser and friend, Debbie Tompkins.  She was always put together and dressed to a T in her high heels.  She had a love of dogs and had many in her lifetime, but none as special as her little “Yum Yum”. Kay kept to her roots often supporting local businesses and generously donating to her church, Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, and Timpson Ambulance Service.  Kay was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Timpson.  Grandmother Kay loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and they were all very special to her.  Kay will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Shanita Rhodes and her staff for giving Kay such attentive care during her final days.

Kay is survived by:

Sons, Milt Nix and wife, Terrie
Jim Nix and wife, Karen

Grandchildren
Marcus Nix and wife Ashley Nix
Macy Nix
Harper Nix
Ellery Nix
Tatum Nix
Leah Kate Nix

Great-grandchildren
Sawyer Nix
Annabel Nix
Dawson Nix.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Gwenieth Tyer; Jerry Bob Nix, and special friend, Lo Gibson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Samford, Robbie Strahan, Billy K. Lemons, Trent Nix, Terry Washington, and Will Lloyd.  Honorary pallbearers are O.L. Richardson, Henry Canada, Paul Mullins, David G. Billingsley, Paul Smith, Gene Bush, William M. Edwards, and Larry Solomon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to First Baptist Church, Timpson, Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, or Timpson Ambulance Service.

08/30/222

Sonya Monique Dade, 54 of San Augustine, TX passed away on August 24, 2022, in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born July 20, 1968 to the parentage of Willie Earl Sr. and Johnnie Dell Jones, in San Augustine, TX. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 1:00pm at China Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX with Rev. Anthony Brooks, Eulogist and Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating. Interment will be at St. Luke’s Cemetery, San Augustine, TX.

She leaves to cherish her memory: 
Mother, Johnnie Dell Dade of Lufkin, TX

Brother, Willie E. Dade, Jr. (Kristin) of Nacogdoches, TX

Sisters: 
Patrice Griffin (Desteny) of Lufkin, TX 
Patina Davis Parrish of Dallas, TX

God-Parents: 
Bennie J. and Rosie Wilson of San Augustine, TX

And a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:  Her Dad, Willie Earl Dade Sr., brother- James C. Davis and Grand-parents: Willie and Jennie V. Dade and Casey and Blanchie Jones.

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”

08/27/2022

Robert (Bob) Walter Peddy, 69 of Tyler, passed away on August 26, 2022 in Tyler. He was born April 27, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Julian Lee Peddy and Faye Twomey Peddy.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Baptist Church with Dr. David O. Dykes and Rev. Russell Kilpatrick officiating. 

Visitation will follow in the Galilee Room. Interment will be at 3:30 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Burial and graveside service is at 3:30pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Bob was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University. He held the position of Partner with Gollob, Morgan, Peddy and Company.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving family including:

Wife, Sharon

Daughters:
Kelli Trent
Amanda Weaver

Sons-in-law:
Jason Trent
Jared Weaver

Grandchildren: Isabella, Jude, Emma, Gus and Hattie.

Pallbearers will be David Hubbard, Wes Kilpatrick, Don Kirkland, Donnie Martin, Justin Martin, Will Shaw and Lynn Warner. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Adams, Kevin Cashion, Gary Fisher, John Harris, Don Hood, Phil Hurley, Richard Lottman, Tom Moore, Tony Morgan, Ernie Psencik and Steve Smith.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Missions Fund at Green Acres Baptist Church (www.gabc.org) 1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701.

Services are under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas.

08/27/2022

X.L. “Tex” Ratcliff, age 77, departed this life on Thursday, August 18, 2022 surrounded by loved ones in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison had been his home to more than forty-five years. He was born February 10, 1945 in Center, Texas to the late Lazelle and Mozelle Ratcliff.

Funeral service is at 1pm Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. His final resting place is at St. John Cemetery in Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Ratcliff; sisters, Elma Fields and Zelma Fields; brothers, O.B. Ratcliff and L.A. Ratcliff; wife Thelma Ratcliff; and significant other, Retha McCain.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Daughters:
Dianna (Horeceeo) of Madison, WI
LaSheli (Steve) of Madison, WI
Sandy (Terry) of Center
Lon (Tiffany) of Dallas

18 Grandchildren and 24 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Vira Poole of Wells, TX
Genell Smith of Center
Zella Davis of Lufkin

Brother, Willie Ratcliff of Longview

Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

08/26/2022

Creola "Lil Bit" Nobles, 87, passed from this life August 22, 2022 at her residence in Milam, Texas. She was born on February 8, 1935 to the late Mary Thomas Haskins and Jessie Haskins. At a young age she became of Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church until her untimely death.

A celebration of life will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Buckley Cemetery, Carter's Ferry Road W., Milam, Texas 75959 with Rev. Scottie Suell officiating.

At the age of 18 she married Jimmy Nobles and upon their union they had five children.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Jimmy Nobles; eldest son, Jimmy Shirl Nobles; as well as six siblings, four brothers and two sisters.

She leaves to cherish her:

Children:
Shirley Williams of Milam
Edna Carol Nobles of Milam
Dorothy Williams of Nacogdoches
Jerry Nobles of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Kera Bledsoe of Nacogdoches
Lanceshetta "Coco" Hutchinson (Amalio)
Keandrea "Kandi" Williams
Darneshia "Nicki"
Demondrick "DJ" Williams

Great-Grandchildren:
A'Miria Ross
Ke'jaylin Ross

Sister, Magnolia "Big Sis" Rosenburgh of Dallas

Special Nephews:
Phillip "Wayne" Nobles
Linnie Haskin

Special Nieces:
Ruth Henson
Michell Dupree

A host of nieces and nephews

Special grandson, James Ross

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

08/24/2022

Lurline Garrett McCowin, 95 of Tyler, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022.

A homecoming celebration will be held for State-Mother Emeritus McCowin at 11am on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at St. Violet Baptist Church, 14129 FM 2767, Tyler, Texas. A public viewing is from 1pm until 6pm on Friday, August 26 at John R. Harmon Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas. Officiating is Pastor Richard McCowin.

She is survived by:

Children:
Iva Chumbley of Tyler
Pastor Richard McCowin of Tyler
Louis McCowin of Tyler
Jerry McCowin of Tyler
Willie McCowin of Tyler
Shirley McCowin Woods of Tyler
Deborah McCowin of Tyler

Host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchilren, and great-great-great-grandchilren.

Sister, Pauline Johnson of Center

Host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center and John R. Harmon Undertaking Company, 1112 N. Palace Avenue, Tyler, Texas.

08/24/2022

Mervil Ray Crawford, 86, of Center, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2022, at White Rock Cemetery in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born May 29, 1936, Mervil is the son of Lois and Lynn Crawford. He is a United States Army Veteran.

Survivors include:

Wife, Leither Crawford

Children:
Raymond Crawford
James Thomas Crawford and wife Pamela

Grandchildren:
James Crawford Jr.
Kevin Crawford
Coleman Crawford
Lonnie Whitton
Marissa Crawford

Many great-grands

Brothers:
Jerry Crawford
Ben Crawford

Sister, Dorothy Blakenship

Preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Lynn Crawford; daughter, Pamela Crawford; brothers, Bill Crawford, Joe Crawford, and Larry Eugene Crawford; and sisters, Barbara Sue Crawford and Audrey Faye Crawford.

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

08/23/2022

Calvin Ray Stephens of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the age of 67 years, 6 months, 13 days.

Mr. Stephens was born February 7, 1955, in Houston, Texas, to parents Lelia Mae (Hebert) and Jasper Miles "Duke" Stephens. He had lived in the San Augustine area most of his life and was a resident of Twin Lakes/Stone Creek Village for the past several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lelia Mae and Jasper Miles "Duke" Stephens; along with his brothers, Jimmy Stephens and Dennis Stephens; and sisters, Theresa Rodriguez and Lelia Mary Stephens.

His survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are set for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at the Dickerson Cemetery, located on County Road 4255 in San Augustine County.

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

08/22/2022

Pamila Strong, 66, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 12pm to 2pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pamila Strong was born October 23, 1955 in Carthage, Texas to John Henry Meyers and Jimmie Conway. She was a member of Center First United Methodist Church. Pamila retired from Horseshoe Casino where she worked as a gaming auditor for 25 years.

She is survived by:
Her daughter, Chelle Mooney and husband Bob Jr. of Center

Grandsons:
Bo Mooney, and fiancé, Hailey of Center
Luke Mooney of Center

Mother, Jimmie Lovell of Logansport, LA.

Sister, Angie Burton, and husband, Donnie of Logansport, LA.

Brother, Ted Lovell, and wife, Karen of Gardener of Hot Springs, AR.

Numerous neices, nephews and a host of friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at The Carpenter House of Shreveport.

She is preceded in death by her father's John Henry Meyers and Tony Lovell.

Pallbearers will be Bo Mooney, Luke Mooney, Chant Clark, Dustin Burton, Bob Mooney Jr., and Donnie Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jimmy Strong, Kenneth Hardy, and Bob Mooney Sr.

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

08/22/2022

James Ray Deason, 59, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at Noon, Monday, August 22, 2022, at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born August 24, 1962, James is the son of Mary Little and James Bryant. He liked arts and crafts and would help anyone in need. James was of the non-denominational faith, where he served as a minister.

He is survived by: 
His wife, Lela M. Davis Deason of Timpson

Brothers and sisters:
John Paul Deason
Mark Samuel Deason
Jerry Lee Deason and Michelle
Elizabeth Cox
Felicia McFarland and Tim
Billy M. Deason

Stepchildren: 
Jody R. Grubbs III
Ricky Lynn Grubbs and Tammy
Teresa Anne Grubbs

Preceded in death by sister, Melinda Deason; and stepson, Michael W. Grubbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Reneau, Jody Grubbs III, Jason Monday, Tom Bush, and Weeks Crawford.

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

08/20/2022

Joyce Ann (Buro) Rogers, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Paul Gwinn officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born July 4, 1939, in Meridian, Texas, Joyce was the daughter of Wanda Comeal (Rayburn) Buro and Henry Otto Ludwig Buro. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage and First Baptist Church in Center. Joyce taught Sunday school class at First Baptist and sang in the choir for many years. She loved classic movies, singing, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by:

Children:
Carl Rogers and Becky of Center
Shelly Rogers of Center
Edward Rogers of Ft. Worth

Grandchildren:
Matthew Rogers
Chloe Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Lane Rogers
Lauren Rogers

Sister, Janelle Drews of Center

Preceded in death by husband, Y.W. “Bill” Rogers; and parents, Wanda Comeal (Rayburn) Buro and Henry Otto Buro.

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

08/18/2022

Carol Lynn Roberts Wilburn, 65, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 14, 2022, in Timpson, Texas. She was born on October 16, 1956 in Houston, Texas, to Ralph and Carolyn Roberts. Her Memorial Service will be at 10:00 am Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Nix.

Carol Lynn Roberts-Wilburn was an extrordinary wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and “Mimi”. Lynn, 65, passed away peacefully early Sunday, August 14, 2022, at home in Timpson, Texas. She was born on October 16, 1956 in Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Texas to Ralph and Carolyn Roberts. Lynn married William “Peanut” Wilburn on August 24, 1974.  The two were each other’s lifelong companions and friends.  They enjoyed 48 years together.  They were blessed with two children; William and Brandy.  Lynn was an active member of the Hiway Tabernacle Church.  Her hobbies included being outdoors caring for her plants and animals, reading, drawing, and spending time with friends and family.

Lynn is survived by:

Husband, William Wilburn

Parents, Ralph and Carolyn Roberts

Sister, Barbara Kay Smith.

Son, William R. Wilburn

Daughter, Brandy and her husband Brandon McLaughlin

Six grandchildren, William, James, Tristan, Brittany, Branson, and Brianna. 

Numerous additional family members. 

She is preceded in death by Joseph and Francis Comfort, and Ana Mae and George J. Roberts. 

Lynn will be remembered for her caring generosity, fiery spirit, and devotion to family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: St. Judes (call 800-608-3023 or email donors@stjude.org) and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33607 or call 844-739-0849.

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

08/17/2022

Jeffery Lance Barbee, 42, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born February 26, 1980, Jeffery is the son of Bonnie Moore Sims and Archie Barbee Jr. Growing up, he assisted his father in the logwoods. Following high school, his brother, Bill Faust, convinced him to begin a career in pipelining. He was known on the job as “the best hoe hand around.” Jeffery took a seven year break from pipelining and went to work overseas. He was the first one in East Texas to dive to extreme depths as a commercial diver. Currently, Jeffery was working with his brother, Gilbert Bearden, who got him a job as a truck driver. Every job he worked, he was privileged to be able to be with his brothers. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, football, and spending time with family and friends. Jeffery was crazy about his wife and children.   

He is survived by his wife, Jandra Barbee of Shelbyville

Children: 
Dylan Barbee and wife Crystal
Cole Barbee and wife Alexis
Porsha Barbee
Anastasia Barbee
Dillion Lee
Draven Lee
Devon Lee
Daylynn Lee
Destiny Lee
Degan Lee
Dierra Lee

Grandchildren: 
Eli Cade Barbee
Adelin Michelle Barbee
Audrey Barbee
Jeffery Cole Barbee

Mother, Bonnie Sims and husband Rickey

Brothers: 
Gilbert Bearden and wife Mary Beth
Bill Faust and wife Bevin
Shade Barbee

Sister, Shyanne Hamilton

Stepsister, Jennifer Sims Matthews

Stepbrothers: 
Rickey Sims Jr. and wife Christina
Michael Sims

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews

Special friends: 
Marvin Ritter
Tommy Webb
Ike Ormanci
Slade Jones
Ryan Bunch
Smooth Denson
Scott Noakes
Sunny Barry
Mike Crouch
Lloyd Scates
Bobb Hogg
Kevin McDaniel
Kenny Holst
Michael Paul
Jessica Kay

Preceded in death by dad, Archie Barbee Jr.; nephew, Cade Faust; numerous aunts and uncles; special cousin, Dusty Barbee; and best friend, Navy Seal Officer Danny Dietz.

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

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