02/27/2019

Robert Harold Collier, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019, at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Mr. Collier was born December 20, 1946, in Norton, Virginia, to Brainard Harold Collier and Mary Christina Collier. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and later retired as a Railroad Conductor.

He is survived by his wife, Lora Collier of Shelbyville; children, Brett Collier and wife Meghan Schollian of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bradley Collier of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brooke Katz and husband Michael of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Kolton Collier and Cooper Collier of Las Vegas, Nevada, Zackary Katz of Las Vegas, Nevada,; stepchildren, Kathryn Massey and husband Andrew of Claremore, Oklahoma, Landon VonSchriltz of Claremore, Oklahoma, Emily Wolf and husband Michael of Claremore, Oklahoma; step grandchildren, Robert Wolf of Claremore, Oklahoma, Elliana Wolf of Claremore, Oklahoma; siblings, Henry Collier and wife Karen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael Collier of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Collier Tearl of Moore, Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brainard Harold Collier and Mary Christina Collier.

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

02/26/2019

Charles Edward Killen, 63, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 23, 2019 in Center. He was born on October 20, 1955 in the McClelland Community of Center to George Franklin Killen and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at McClelland Cemetery in Center with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. 

Charles was an avid outdoorsman who found peace and pleasure hunting and fishing. He also spent much time gardening and manicuring his yard. Both were extremely well kept and immaculate earning him accolades with the entire area. Charles could fix just about anything he got his hands on. When it came to tractors, lawn mowers and other machinery, if you had a problem, you could always go see Charles and he could fix it. He worked with wood as well and was able to make some of the most unique things you have ever seen. He had such a talented and mechanical mind that he used throughout his life. 

Charles is survived by:
His sister: Selma Bush

Niece: Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf

Great-nieces: 
Brandi Smith
Brittany Smith
Alexxis Allender
Halle Adams  

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Killen; siblings, Linda Lou Killen, Glenda Killen and Jerrie Lynn Killen. 

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

02/25/2019

A celebration of life will be held on February 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM for Peggy Chote, who peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Yantis, Texas. She was born March 7, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to J.E. and Bessie Tyre.

Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Peggy was working at Southwest Tablet when she met her beloved husband, Richard. Richard and Peggy married January 11, 1966 and moved to Shelby County in 1972 to start their life together with their daughter, Rejeana. Their love for each other was unwavering, they couldn't have been a more perfect match. They loved and supported each other and showed everyone what true love really is. They opened the first donut shop in Center, Texas, then went on to open Center Printing Co. and ran it for 12 years before retiring at their home in Shelbyville, Texas. 

Peggy played a large part in teaching her entire family the importance of being honest, having integrity, working hard and loving and cherishing family. She was never one to let you walk in her house without offering something to eat.

She enjoyed spending her time playing games with her family, traveling (Her brother James went with them many times), sewing, crafting, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family, which was the most important to her. Hours of stories could be told from all of the adventures she shared while traveling with the love of her life. Their adventures come from thousands of miles of travel across the United States in their R.V., which included multiple visits to Alaska. 

Peggy was a loving, kind, fun, and feisty person with a big heart, who truly loved life. She fought for many years with Alzheimer's and cancer until the Lord called her to rejoice with her beloved and missed friends and family. 

Peggy was proceeded in death by parents; husband, Richard A. Chote; brothers, James E. Tyre Jr. and Charles W. Tyre. 

Peggy is survived by daughters Sheila A. Harris and husband, Gordon Harris of East Tawakoni, Texas and Rejeana D. Littles and Fiancé, John Jeansonne of Yantis; sister, Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan Bishop, Monica Barrington, Cory Littles and Kacie Arriaga; six great-grandchildren, Crystal Sallings, Deanna & Jacob Barrington, McKynlee Hilton and Brooke & Brayden Bishop; three great great - grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

02/25/2019

Bettye Jean Dean, 73, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on February 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1945 in Center, Texas to Huey Oliver and Imogene Taylor. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Bettye grew up in Houston and attended Smiley High School. In 1980, she married the love of her life, Jody Dean and the two resided in Shelby County building a beautiful life of love and happiness together. She enjoyed crocheting and most of all, researching her genealogy. Bettye was a kind-hearted woman with a selfless nature. She took pride in caring for others and most especially her family. She was a member of Church of Christ in Tenaha.

Bettye is survived by her beloved husband, Jody; son, Eddie Flanery and wife, Sue; brother, Robert Oliver; sister, Sheryl Bosman; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Imogene Oliver; and son, Robert Otis Thomas.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

02/25/2019

Barbara A. Hughes, 75, passed away in peace on February 24, 2019. She was the wife of Dr. Robert I. Hughes Jr. DVM and they celebrated 53 years of marriage together.

She was born September 19, 1943, in Cumberland, Maryland. She attended Allegheny High School and graduated in 1961. She served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 which she was most proud of. She completed her Vocational Nursing Degree in 1976. She worked at Holly Farms from 1977-79 in Industrial Nursing and then went on to assist her husband in his veterinary clinic until 1991. In 1993, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SFA majoring in Health Science and minoring in Psychology. She then went on to work as school nurse in Joaquin ISD until 1996 when she retired. After a brief pause she went on to study massage therapy at The Giving Tree in Nacogdoches and became a massage therapist.

She was a proud member of the Center Band Boosters for 12 years while her children were in school. She attended and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her hobbies included reading, swimming, and playing with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love for her family and her outspoken personality!

She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robby Hughes; daughter, Deanna Coats; son-in-law, Brad Coats; granddaughter, Kimber Hughes; and grandsons, Tray Hughes, GW, Jack and Augustus Coats.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donation to V.F.W. or your favorite veterans organization.

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

02/24/2019

J.B. Wilburn, 87, of Mauriceville, passed away on February 15, 2019, at his home. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Kevin Brown. A graveside service and burial will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Shelbyville, Texas, on May 16, 1931, he was the son of Hugh Jefferson Wilburn and Maudlee (Miller) Wilburn. J.B. served proudly in the United States Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #126 for over 50 years. He faithfully served his Lord at Mauriceville Baptist Church. J.B. retired from DuPont after 36 years of dedicated work as a mechanic. He loved fishing & hunting, but most of all, spending time with his family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Southeast Texas Hospice for the wonderful care they provided J.B. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Yvonne Wilburn; his infant son, Joseph Byron; sister, Evonne Wilburn; and granddaughter, Carmen Bick. 

He is survived by his children, Steve Wilburn and wife Glenda of Orange, Lajuan Anders of Vidor, Mack Wilburn and wife June of Orangefield, and Keith Wilburn and wife Sandra of Vidor; grandchildren, Buck, Jamie, Keenon, and Leighann; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Peyton, Khloe, Logan, Gunner, and Emilee; and sister, Sarah Cruse and Dana; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Buck Stephens, Keenon Wilburn, Randy Daigle, Chet Dupuis, Rick Edwards, and Jim Brackin. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Trevor Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Southeast Texas Hospice at 912 W. Cherry Avenue Orange, Texas 77630 or the Mauriceville Baptist Church Building Fund at 11540 TX-12, Orange, Texas 77630

02/23/2019

Ima Rose Harper Burns died Friday morning, February 22, 2019, at her home in Joaquin, Texas.

Burial will take place Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Harper’s Chapel, Sabinetown, Texas. Per her request, or one should say demand, no formal service will be held but family will be in attendance.

She was born in Sabinetown, in 1931, on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, to Sallie Speight Harper and Robert Henry Harper.

She had a home place down in those Louisiana deep woods near Negreet, Louisiana, that she dearly loved and spent as much time as she possibly could over there. She enjoyed being outside and working around her camp home while she was still able to do that, visiting with friends and family, and just being her own person.

Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Burns of Joaquin; mother and father; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survived by:
Children: 
Lynn Burns and wife Kathy of Joaquin
Neal Burns and wife Janet of McAlester, Oklahoma,
Janie Burns Newman and husband Jerry of Joaquin
Jackie Burns Simoneaux of Negreet, Louisiana

Grandchildren: 
Jessica Burns Gatlin
Christina Burns Watson
Lance Burns
Logan Burns
Jennifer Burns Cooper
Jason Newman
Jared Newman
Kyle Dempsey
Dylan Martin

Brother: John Henry Harper and wife Lorene of Porter

Several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; lots of folks who loved her.

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

02/21/2019

Clyde Glenn Samford, 84, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at his residence, in the very same spot where he was born.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Samford was born December 5, 1934, in Center, to Fate Samford and Lula Mae Bush Samford. He retired from pipefitting and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Sampson Masonic Lodge #231 in Highlands.

He is survived:

Wife of 62 years, Edwina Gann Samford of Center

Children: Randall Samford of Center, Jeff Samford of Center, Sherry Oliver and husband, Ben, of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren: Heaberlyn Campbell and Kendrick Arnold of Galveston, Trevor Campbell of Nacogdoches

Great-grandchildren: Kendrick Jr. and Haylee Arnold

Niece and nephews: Ashley, Scott, and Mason

Brother-in-law, Brigadier General Benard Gann and wife, Genelle, of Tyler

Numerous cousins and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fate Samford and Lula Mae Bush Samford.

Pallbearers will be Joe White, Steve Jeans, Ronnie Samford, Mason Gann, Scott Gann, and Mike Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Hopkins, Wayne Bittick, Neal Stevenson, and members of Ford Brown Sunday School Class.

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

02/18/2019

David Paul Carroll, 71, of Joaquin, Texas, succumbed to a long-term illness on February 15, 2019.

David is proceeded in death by his parents, Clifford Carroll and Jessie Brittain Carroll; siblings, Dudley Carroll, Eloise Carroll, Betty Sue Johnson, Louise Carroll; brother, Kenneth Carroll; son, Kenneth Leon Carroll. 

David leaves behind:
A loving wife, Kayse

Sons: 
James David Carroll of Shelbyville
Billy Glenn Carroll of Carthage

Grandchildren include:
Jessi Webb and husband Michael of Tenaha
James Paul Carroll and wife Shelby of Joaquin
Justin and Kaylena of Center
Laci and Cody Price of Tenaha
Cheyenne Carroll of Carthage

There are also six great-grandchildren

Mother-in-law: Faye Spears of Joaquin

Brother: James Carroll and wife Debra of Whitehouse

Sisters: 
Edith McBride and husband Butch of Shreveport
Barbara Stroud of Longview
Sharron Miller and husband Jerry of Diana

Brothers-in-law: 
Wayne Spears and wife Carla of Joaquin
Gordon Spears and wife Georgia of Houston.

David was born March 24, 1947, in Center. He was a long-time employee in the oil field where he worked for forty-four years.  David enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. He loved spending time with great grandchildren, Jaylee, Mayson, Tucker and Taegan.

Pallbearers are Jeff Sharp, Stevie Smith, Kenny Weeks, Craig Wright, Linnis Holt and Caleb Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Glenn Coulter, Hilburn Scruggs, Alvis Buckley, and Lewis Wright.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Eugene McBride and Bro. Kerry Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.

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

02/15/2019

Annie M Anderson, 77 of Center, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Holiday Nursing Facility in Center, Texas. She was born on February 16, 1941.

Funeral service will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive) at 2:00pm. Pastor Anthony Jackson, Sr will officiate. 

Visitation is Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 3:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday, February 18, 2019, at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church from the hours 12 noon to 2:00pm. Committal is at Westview Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Son: Marcus Anderson of Washington

Brother: Cleveland Holland Jr. of Washington

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

02/12/2019

Rilda Evelyn Lamon, 64, passed away February 8, 2019 at the age of 64. Born in Houston, TX, on March 10, 1954, she was the daughter of B. G. Smith and Jan Elaine Brooks Smith.

She returned to college when her children were in elementary school to pursue her Master’s Degree at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. She worked, maintained a home, and graduated with a Master of Education in Special Education in December of 1990. She was a Speech Language Pathologist for many years before she retired.

She was a people person in every sense of the word. Her Jesus and her family were her life. She enjoyed spending quality time with her husband of over 40 years. Her children and grandchildren brought her so much pride and joy. She was a very active member of Dover Apostolic Church in Dover, OH, where she and her husband were living at the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B. G. and Jan Smith and her mother-in-love Hester Lamon.

She is survived by:

Husband of 40 years, Don Lamon

Daughters:
Alesha Hamm (Jeff) of Edwards
Donna Stokes (Paris) of Vicksburg

Grandchildren: Katie Hamm, Taylor Hamm, Lane Stokes, Caden Stokes and Colton Stokes; sister, Marla Aguilar (Frank) of Humble, TX

6 nephews and 4 nieces

Father-in-law, Bro. M.D. Lamon of Center

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at First United Pentecostal Church in Raymond, MS, with Rev. Dennis Davis and Rev. Brent Randall officiating. Visitations will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at Glenwood Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church on Friday. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg, MS.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Ashley, B. J. Randall, Jamison Brown, Mike McCune, Randall Hutcheson, Garett Hester, Billy Prather, Richard Goodwin and Hayse Burnham. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Hamm, Lane Stokes, Caden Stokes and Colton Stokes.

One of her greatest desires was to see her father-in-law's church building in Center, TX, completed. Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, 524 FM 2026, Center, TX 75935.

Services are under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

02/11/2019

Angela Ann Hughes, 53, of Garrison, Texas passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born July 24, 1965, in Morgan City, Louisiana to Luke Marino Sr. and Katherine (Brown) Marino. Funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Bro. Jack Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Yard Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

Angela was born in Louisiana, and moved to Timpson in 1979. She was a Timpson High School graduate. Angela married the love of her life August 11, 1984, Thomas Wayne Hughes. Although life and marriage was not always easy the two have stood by one another over 34 years faithfully. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter. Angela loved her children dearly, and was eager to cheer them on during their activities, never missing anything they participated in. Angela’s nieces and nephews were a great part of her life and she also attended all of their activities. Being the oldest child, Angela’s brother and sisters always looked up to her for guidance. She worked very hard throughout her life. Angela went to Panola College and graduated obtaining her Associates Degree in Petroleum Technology in 2012. Angela loved and was very active in her community of Garrison. She was an active member of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. 

Angela is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Hughes; children, Thomas Hughes Jr., Christina Hughes Thompson and husband Weston, Richard Hughes; mother, Katherine Marino; brother, Luke Marino Jr. and wife Sherrie; sisters, Josephine Wise and husband James, Bernadette Williams and husband Donald, Jennifer Marino Pugh; brother in law, Michael Hughes and wife Marie; sister in law, Deborah Moore and husband David; numerous nieces and nephews; special life long friends, David Blaze and entire Blaze family, and Sissy Colle and her family. 

She is preceded in death by her father, Luke Marino Sr.; sister, Laura Marino; mother in law, Annice Hughes; father in law, Howard Hughes; and stepfather, Rickey Gray.

Pallbearers serving are Austin Colle, Dalton Colle, Andy Marquez, Daniel Pugh, Matthew Benson, and Drew Wise.

Honorary pallbearers serving are Taylor Williams, Little Matt Williams, Paden Pugh, Shane Pugh, Shalin Marquez, David Blaze, Leroy Blaze Jr., Mark Blaze, Adam Blaze, Stacey Hughes, Brandon Hughes, Austin Moore, and Wes Thompson.

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.

02/08/2019

Murel Stephens Thomason, 93, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Katy, Texas. She was born on April 6, 1925 in Shelby County, Texas to W.O. Bush and Beulah Jetton Bush. Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 

Murel grew up in Shelby County in the Mt. Zion Community. She attended Lamar School and Center High School where she met T.O. Stephens. The two fell instantly in love and were married right out of high school in 1942. They had two little girls, Katha and Betsy. The joy of those precious girls multiplied when Katha and Betsy both later married and had four daughters of their own: Yondi, Yanci, Brandi and Ashli. After T.O.’s passing, Murel found comfort and happiness in family and friends. Her entire life she treasured the moments where she was surrounded by her loved ones. Thousands of memories were created over the years and are treasured by her family.

Later in her life, she met and married Charles Thomason. They spent their golden years together traveling and enjoying every moment they were given. Faithfulness to the Lord and to her church family was of the utmost importance. Murel was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for many years where she taught Children’s Sunday School, was a member of Linda Anderson’s Sunday School Class and was a member of the bereavement committee as well. She also was a member of the Golden Harvest Ministry, BPW Club and the CHS Alumni Committee. Murel was no stranger to work as she held positions at Farmers State Bank in the Human Resources Department and worked for James Campbell at Farmers Gas Company for many years. She also worked at the Center Auction Barn. 

MeeMee, as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren would call her, lived a simple and humble life. She had a genuine and selfless heart that was evident in the way she served her family and others. Her love, laughter and light will be dearly missed by those who had the honor of knowing her. 

Murel is survived by:

Daughter, Betsy McDonald and husband, Dan of Katy

Step-children:
Bill Thomason and wife, Debbie
Tommy Thomason

Grandchildren:
Yondi Watson of Center
Yanci Hendricks and husband, Ron of Huxley
Brandi Sikes and husband, Steven of Houston
Ashli Leto and husband, Brian of Austin

Step-grandchildren:
Jill Noel
Jennifer Thomason
Ashley Wilson and husband, Chris

Great-grandchildren: Jade Hogue and husband Todd; Jordan Nutt and Bryan; Jerrod Nutt and wife, Fernanda; Sarah Ryder and husband, Ashton; Hunter Hendricks and Chelsea; Brisa Gawlikowski and Sagan Sikes

Great-great-grandchildren: Kayden, Conner and Cassie Nutt; Copen and Creek Hogue; and Caul Ryder

Special friend, Ann Yarborough

A host of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, W.O. and Beulah Bush; husbands, T.O. Stephens and Charles Thomason; daughter and son-in-law, Katha and Bill Watson; siblings, Earl Bush, Raleigh Bush, Travis Bush, Vance Bush and Christine Sears; and step-son, Charlie Thomason. 

Pallbearers are Dan McDOnald, Jerrod Nutt, Ron Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, Kenneth Earl Bush, Bob Bush, Bruce Bush, Don Bush, Claude Lucas, Chad Bourg, Michael Fults, Jimmy Fults and Jordan Fults.

Honorary pallbearers are James Campbell, Pat Cameron, Steve Stephens and Joe Anderson.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

02/07/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Emma “Jean” Roland, 84, of Tenaha, Texas.  Mrs. Roland passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at her residence. She was born on July 24, 1934. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John Baptist Church (102 Booker T. Washington Tenaha, Texas) at 11:00am.  Pastor Chandler Pettis will officiate.     

Mrs. Roland is survived by:

Son: Allen (Anna) Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter: Karen Roland of Tenaha, Texas

Grandchildren: Sha Cory Richardson of Artesia, New Mexico; Jeff Williams of Wichita Falls, Texas; Andrea Williams of Arlington, Texas; Christine Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas; and Jaron Bryant of Tenaha, Texas

Visitation: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St John Baptist Church 10:00am to 11:00am

Committal: St. John Cemetery Tenaha, Texas 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

02/07/2019

John Lloyd Kilpatrick, Jr., 52, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Joaquin. He was born on April 8, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana to John Kilpatrick, Sr. and Kathleen Swan Kilpatrick. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

John was a born and raised East Texas country boy. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and spending all of his extra time in the woods enjoying nature. John had a genuinely great sense of humor and brought joy and laughter to any crowd. He graduated from Joaquin High School and was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.

John is survived by:
His mother: Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Brother: James Michael Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Sister: Ellen Marcus and husband, Jeff of North Carolina

Nieces: Emma Marcus and Abby Marcus, both of North Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Kilpatrick, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to benefit the new building fund at Jackson Baptist Church. 

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

02/07/2019

Eris Odelle Bowers, 93, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on February 4, 2019 in Tenaha, Texas. She was born on November 4, 1925 in Shelby County, Texas to Jesse Eric Christian and Mattie Kyle Christian. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 

Eris is survived by:
Her husband of 72 years, Jesse Bowers of Tenaha, Texas

Son: Eric Bowers of Ashville, North Carolina

Daughters: 
Mary Eve Brumett and husband, Tommy of McKinney, Texas
Prudence Thrasher Stiver and husband, Chuck of Longview, Texas. 

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

02/06/2019

Billie Lou Green, 94, of Timpson, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born January 9, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Alfonse W. Malin and Helen (Czerp) Malin.
Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 08, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

Billie Lou was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father acquired a position managing horse stables for Texas State Parks, moving them to Kerrville, Texas. She had the pleasure of meeting Texas Rangers, learning to ride horses many different styles, and acquired a passion for loving horses in general. She graduated from Kerrville High School. Billie met her future husband in Kerrville near where he was stationed during WWII. She married the love of her life, George Thomas Green, November 1, 1944. They moved to Houston, Texas for 15 years, then transferred to Kankakee, Illinois for 18 years.

Billie worked as secretary to the President of the University of Houston, and as secretary to the Publisher of the Kankakee Journal while raising two wonderful children with her husband. They retired and moved to Timpson, Texas, her husband's childhood home, in 1980. Billie and George spent over 61 years together before his passing in 2006. Billie loved spending time with her family, especially the three grandkids. Billie was a seamstress, enjoyed home décor projects, and was very crafty. She was a very kind and loving lady. Billie was most concerned about others, never wanting attention drawn to herself. She was an active member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church and has served in many capacities such as Church Clerk and Elder and she was on the Tennessee Cemetery Permanent Trust Fund for many years. 

She is survived by:
Her grandchildren: 
Michael Edward Riberdy
Christopher Thomas Green
Aaron Max Green 

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, Alfonse W. Malin and Helen Malin Mackey; granddaughter, Faith Nicole Green; daughter, Patricia Elaine Riberdy; Aunt, Wanda Hintz; husband, George Thomas Green; son, George “Tom” Thomas Green, Jr.
 
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.

01/28/2019

Steve McQueen, 64, of Mt. Enterprise, TX, passed away on Tuesday, January 15th in Houston's Methodist Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Memorial services will be Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 am, at Bonita First United Methodist Church, Central Heights, TX where he was a member. The Reverend Rick Anderson and Reverend Charles Danheim will be officiating. Visitation will follow in the Christian Life Center.

Steve was born June 30th, 1954 in Corpus Christi, TX to H.C. and Billie McQueen. As a child, he lived in California, Louisiana and Florida, moving around while his Dad was in the Navy, before settling in East Texas. He developed a love of music at an early age that would later turn into a career. Steve graduated from Joaquin High School and went on to Panola Jr. College. He would later further his education at ETBU with a degree in education in 1990.

Steve met his future wife, Becky, while at Panola Junior College in 1974 and they were married on July 17, 1976. They had one daughter, Stephenie, and last year celebrated 42 years of marriage. Steve's love of music took him on-air working for Center's KDET & Tyler's KROZ. He would later grace the airwaves again in Atlanta, TX at KPYN working the morning show, broadcasting local football games, hosting the swap shop, and entertaining families on Christmas Eve with his reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." He had a love of life and hobbies that included cooking, photography, and hunting. Steve also had a heart for helping others.

Steve began a new career as a teacher and coach in 1991. Though he worked at several school districts, his coaching family and students in Kountze, TX always resonated with him. Steve had the gift of gab. He worked very hard to instill real life situations, scenarios and kindness with his students and did this by telling stories and making learning fun. When he wasn't teaching or coaching, you could find him entertaining the crowd by playing a good song, participating in a school skit or, simply, clowning around. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend that loved to chat about his radio days, the latest football scores, share his memories or show off his daughter's catering events. He will forever be an educator, entertainer and storyteller. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents A.E. and Evie Wagstaff and step brother Jody Hooper.

Steve is survived by:

Loving wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise, TX

Daughter, Stephenie Gerhardt of Plano

Sisters:
Brenda Perez of Center, TX
Shelia Bozeman of Carthage, TX

Along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Steve's honor at either The Mt. Enterprise Library, for their reading program, or Bonita United Method Church for their reading, children and after school programs. Information below:

Mt. Enterprise Library C/O Friends of the Library PO Box 367 Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681

Bonita School Friends C/O Bonita UMC PO Box 632701 Nacogdoches, TX 75963

Directed by Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

02/06/2019

Peggy Gregg, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in Conroe.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at Pool Cemetery in Richards. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to service with Bro. Keith Rose officiating.
Mrs. Gregg was born February 13, 1933, in Post, to Howard McDonald and Hazel Bronson McDonald.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Mrs. Gregg was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:
Her sons: 
Robert Gregg of Center
Charles Wessley Gregg of Cut and Shoot

5 grandchildren

9 great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Sunny” Gregg; parents, Howard McDonald and Hazel Bronson McDonald; sister, Virginia Miller; brothers, Robert McDonald, Howard McDonald, Charlie Hart.

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

02/04/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Addie Mae Brown, 91, formerly of Orange, Texas and now of Center, Texas. Mrs. Brown passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at local nursing home. She was born on April 28, 1927 funeral service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 11:00am at St. John Baptist. Pastor Marlin Cloudy will officiate.     

Mrs. Brown is survived by:
Nieces and nephews

Visitation: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hicks Chapel at 12-noon to 6pm
Committal: St John Cemetery Center, Texas 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

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