04/15/2020

James “Jimmy” Bradshaw, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, in Lufkin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born October 12, 1939, he was the son of the late Bascom Bradshaw and Sarah Victoria Taylor Bradshaw. He was a member of Short United Methodist Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Myrline Bradshaw

Daughter, Becky Jefferson

Grandchildren:
Justin and Christina Jefferson
Alysen Jefferson
Trent Jefferson

Brother-in-law, Vernon Askew of LaPorte

Sister-in-law, Edna Hardy of Henderson

Numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Tommy Jefferson; parents; brother, Doc Bradshaw; sisters, Ercel Holcomb and husband Earnest, Grace Mills and husband Clyde, Polly Holliday, Opal Hughes and husband Tracy; brothers, Thomas Askew and wife Barbara, B.B. Askew and wife Eula; brothers-in-law, Travis Askew, J.E. Askew, and Walter “Jack” Askew; sisters-in-law, Erma Page, Lilly Stephens and husband W.O., and Macelle Askew; and in-laws, Buford and Lola Askew.

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

04/15/2020

Paul Thomas Mouser, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Shelbyville.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Michael McArthur officiating.

Born November 22, 1930, in Groveton, he was the son of the late John Mouser and Annie Lou Rogers Mouser. Mr. Mouser graduated from Joaquin High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later began working in the oil field, where he spent his entire career. He retired as the area drilling superintendent for offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, dancing, travelling, and camping. He was cherished by his grandchildren and he enjoyed attending their activities. 

Mr. Mouser was always willing to offer a helping hand to others. He loved Jesus Christ and his church. He served as a deacon at Haslam Baptist Church and was most recently a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where he served as a deacon and was also involved in the Golden Harvest Club. Mr. Mouser was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter #903 in Joaquin. 

He is survived by: 

His children: 
Paula Kay and husband Buddy of Shelbyville
Thomas Mouser and wife Karen of Grandbury
Nathan Mouser and wife Kathy of Lindale
Angela Hughes and husband Hayes of Mandeville, Louisiana
Annette Ethridge and husband Drew of McKinney

15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Mouser; great granddaughter, Ashley Faith Modisette; parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Mouser’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Joaquin Class of 1948, Harold Hanson, Robert Bailey, Bill Irish, Earl Midkiff, Jackie Morris, and Bob Smithhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 Division Street, Arlington, Texas 76012.

A special thanks to the staff of Pine Grove Nursing Center for their loving care.

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

04/14/2020

Andrea L. Abbitt, 74, of Joaquin, passed away February 29, 2020, in Joaquin.

A memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Born March 21, 1945, in Cuero, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Felix Roacha and Pauline Amador Roacha. She loved to play with her dogs, was a great cook, and loved helping others. She always had a smile on her beautiful face. She loved to tell jokes to make others laugh. She believed in living life to the fullest and she did. She especially loved spending time with her family. She will be truly missed by many.

She is survived by:
Her daughter, Barbara Pike of Nacogdoches

Stepson, Marcus Garza Jr.

Grandchildren:
Mark Campbell of Nacogdoches
Taylor Cole of Little Elm, Texas
Candace Abbitt of Newnan, Georgia
Alexis Abbitt of Newnan, Georgia
Brooke Abbitt of Newnan, Georgia

Numerous other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Special nephew, Johnny Anzaldua

Special friend, John Harper III

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Abbitt; four sisters, and one brother.

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

 

04/13/2020

Roy James Ellis, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

As per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Born August 20, 1937, in Houston, he was the son of the late Frank Ellis and Emma Eidner Ellis.  He worked in construction.  His hobbies included hunting, fast pitch softball, watching old westerns, and going to casinos.  Mr. Ellis loved spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by:

Wife, Judy Emanis Ellis of Center

Children:
Freddie James Ellis and wife Carolyn of Pasadena
Garry Buck and wife Mary of Cypress
Shari Bumpas and husband Michael of Montgomery
Derek Chance of Cincinnati, Ohio
Kristina Rountree and husband Justin of Elgin

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rudy Borrer; and brother, Albert Ellis.

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

04/12/2020

Howard Allen Lout, 74 of Center passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 14th at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held graveside at 10:30 prior to the service. 

Howard was born on May 21, 1945 in Dreka, Shelby County, Texas to Jewel Maxie Lout and Ruby Lee Payne Lout. He attended Shelbyville school through the 8th grade and graduated from Center High School in 1964. He also attended Stephen F. Austin State University.

Shortly after graduation Howard joined the US Air Force and served his country in Okinawa, Japan and in Vietnam in Saigon during the infamous Tet Offensive. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1968. 

In July of 1968, Howard met the love of his life, Mary Lou Bussey of Center. They were married December 23, 1969 and just celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary. 

Howard began his 45-year-career as furniture salesman working for brother-in-law John Dean Windham at Windham Home Furnishings in Center in 1970. In 1978 he and his wife, Mary Lou opened Lout Furniture Showrooms where they worked together building the business until 1990. Howard also worked for Ivan Smith Furniture, where he was recognized as top salesman many times. He retired in 2015. 

The joys of Howard’s life were his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed telling them all stories of when he was a little country boy growing up in the Dreka community. They relished time together cooking, gardening, fishing and especially going to his favorite place - The Beach - with Paw. He was incredibly proud of his family keeping in constant contact with them almost daily. 

Howard was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church, where he was head of the usher ministry for many years. This position was perfect for him, as he loved people and never met a stranger. He had an incredible memory and never forgot a face, a name or his hundreds of faithful customers in the furniture business. He counted his customers as his friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Billy Mack and Bruce Lout, and in-laws Mac and Mattie Lou Bussey. 

Survivors include:

Wife, Mary Lou Lout

Daughters:
Belita and Charles Bordwine 
Susan and Brandon Penick
Joanna and Del Birdwell

Son, Charlie and Rachel Lout

Grandchildren:
Mallory and Cody Russell
Morgan and Garret Hill
Bethany Birdwell and fiance, Matt Arnett
Brynna Birdwell and boyfriend, Taylor Talavera
Levi Birdwell 
Aidan Lout
Keaton Lout
Maddox Lout 
Amber Bordwine
Maddie Bordwine
Savanah Bordwine
Bodey Bordwine 

Brother, Tommy Lee Lout

Sister, Linda and Frank Dreyer 

And a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

Pallbearers will be Levi Birdwell, Aidan Lout, Del Birdwell, Cody Russell, Brandon Penick, Garret Hill and Taylor Talavera.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Tomlin, Mike Lengl, Jeff McDaniel, Billy Rodgers, James Wiggins, Juan Salvador, Warren McDaniel, Kenneth Lout, Randy Alford 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Tunnel2Towers.org or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

04/10/2020

Carolyn Annette Moore departed this life on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at her home in Center, Texas. She was 61 years old. 

It would be wrong to say that Carolyn lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have given up, Carolyn stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like.  

She is survived by:

Husband, Jeremy Moore

Mother, Margie Lee (late Willie Lee)

Father, Willie Howard

Brother, Michael Anderson (Lisa)

Sister, Tawanda Lee

Son, Terrance Allen (Rokesha)

Daughters:
Heather Wade (Will)
Jaquala Moore
Janequia Moore
Ja'Aliyah Berry
the late Eldon "Skip" Hendrix

Carolyn is a cherished grandmother and is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and devoted friends.

Carolyn was raised a Christian all of her life and she has definitely kept the faith. Carolyn is a member of the Friendship Missionary Baptist church where her husband, Jeremy, is pastor. Carolyn was a HR manager for a number of years at Tyson Foods of Center, Texas where she will be truly missed as a passionate, humble and sincere Team Member. 

As life would have it at this time, we are altered in every avenue of our lives and we are truly sad that all of our friends can't share the memories with us at this time. With these things in mind, Carolyn's legacy shall be accompanied with distant memories, distant thoughts, distant prayers, understanding and more than anything the Love that shall allow us to join together in saying "This too shall pass". The family is deeply thoughtful of all of the friends that Carolyn has touched over an amazing career and growing fellowships throughout her church family and friends. A Private Service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Pastor Freddie Wilson will be presiding.

End of Life Care entrusted to Jenkins Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana.

04/09/2020

De’Adrian Porter Wood, 60, of Vidor, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Beaumont.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Born November 30, 1959, in Odessa, she was the daughter of the late John R. Porter and Dorothy Lane Porter.  She retired as a substance abuse counsellor.  Her hobbies included doing crafts and reading.  She loved visiting with friends who were important to her and most of all, visiting with her grandbabies.

She is survived by:

Husband, Raymond Wood of Vidor

Son, Chris Wood and wife Cindy of Vidor

Sister, Candace Barber and husband Shane of Center

Nephew, Chance Porter and wife Alyson of Center

Grandchildren:
Charley Peveto
Roger Peveto
Isaiah Miss

Sister-in-law, Linda Porter Shelton of Center

Brother, Lance Dickey of Vidor

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Rebecca Wood and John Wood; brother, Lane Porter; nephew, Dalton Michael Lout; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvis and Mildred Wood.

Pallbearers will be Shane Barber, Scott Dickerson, Coleman Dickerson, Hunter Wagstaff, Steve Thornburgh, and Jamie Perry.

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

04/06/2020

Earl Campbell, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the cemetery.

Born July 4, 1925, in Huxley, he was the son of the late Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell.  He served in the United States Navy.  In 1973, he became the owner of Campbell Grocery.

He is survived by his son, Rickey Campbell of Spring; sisters and brother, Louise Greer, Ann Scarber, O.C. Crit Campbell, and Kay Ballard; and numerous niece and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Campbell; son, Roger Campbell; sisters, Nina Smith and Lamerle Davis; brothers, Marshall Campbell, Chester Campbell, Carl T. Campbell, Robert “Bob” Campbell, and James D. Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerryl Adams, Scott Baldwin, and Steve Watts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mt. Herman Cemetery Fund, 670 CR 1190, Center, Texas 75935.

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

04/06/2020

Diana Gail (Soden) Fields, 76, of Center, TX, entered eternal peace on Sunday April 5, 2020, at her daughter’s, Patti Hughes, home surrounded by her family.

Diana was born October 1, 1943, in Los Angeles, California, to Cecil J. Soden Sr. and Agnes M. Peterson. She graduated from Paramount High School in 1960.

She leaves behind:

Loving husband, Leo Fields, of 47 years

Their daughters:
Sharon (David) Shafer
Patricia “Patti” (Jonathan) Hughes

Their son, Daniel (Mickey) Fields

Numerous amount of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Loving nieces and nephews

Numerous other relatives.

Diana enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger. People always could feel the love she had for them.

She had a passion for genealogy, crafts, cooking, and learning new things. Diana was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Texas Home Health Hospice, 2714 North University Dr., Suite #100, Nacogdoches, TX 75965.

Interment will be held at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas, with James (Joe) Ross presiding.

Pallbearers will be Leo Fields, Daniel Fields, Jonathan Hughes I, Jason “Cody” Hughes, Jonathan Hughes II, and James (Joe) Ross.

Condolences may be left on Diana Field’s online guestbook at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

04/03/2020

Martha Lout, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Jim Moss and Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Born August 16, 1943, in Carpenter, Mississippi, she is the daughter of the late A.M. Shadowens and Birtie Lee May Shadowens. Mrs. Lout was a Sunday school teacher at Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville for many years.

She is survived by:

Husband, Jack Lout of Center

Son, Shad Lout and wife Casey of Center

Grandchildren: Colby Lout, Eli Lout, Dylan Lout, and Ali Lout.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Goodwyn, Jimmy Strong, Kenneth Hardy, Monte Taylor, Paul Taylor, Kelvin Hudman, Richard Tomlin, Joe Lawson, Harold Baty, and Maxie Eaves.

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

04/03/2020

Richard Woolf, 53, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Joaquin.

Mr. Woolf’s wishes were to be cremated and no service is planned at this time.

Born February 25, 1967, he is the son of Mark Woolf and Lela Wolfe Woolf. He served in the United States Army and later worked in production at Tyson. He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Parents, Mark Woolf and Lela Wolfe Woolf

Sisters:
Dianne Woolf Allard and husband Kevin
Marsha Woolf Barnett and husband Billy

Niece, Julie Allard and husband Brandon

Nephews:
Matthew Beasley and wife Kyndal
Joshua Beasley
Eddie Allard
Kevin Allard

Great-nephew, Owen Beasley

Great-niece, Adylene Beasley

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and Norma Wolfe and Claude and Elizabeth Woolf; and great niece, Emma Beasley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to assist with final expenses. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

04/03/2020

Jaxon Wayne Nutter, 4 months old, was born in Longview, Texas, November 16, 2019, and passed away in Dallas, Texas, April 2, 2020. He is the infant son of Justin Wayne Nutter and Paige Elaine Hudson.  

Graveside service will be held at 10AM on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.

Jaxon is survived by:

Father, Justin Wayne Nutter of Huxley

Mother, Paige Elaine Hudson of Timpson

Brother, Sthil Alexander Hudson of Timpson

Sister, Raelynn Marie Nutter of Timpson

Grandparents:
John Nutter and wife Shareal of Huxley
Cynthia Gail Harris of McAlester, Oklahoma

Uncles:
Layne Nutter and wife Kalina of Huxley
Gunnar Howell Hudson of Timpson
Gavin Lee Hudson of Timpson
Caleb Bryce Richardson of Timpson

Aunts:
Bethany Dawn Richardson of Timpson
Morgan Brooke Hudson of Timpson
Caitlin Leann Cantrell of McAlester, Oklahoma
Corey Lee Cantrell of McAlester, Oklahoma

Host of family that will miss him dearly.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

04/02/2020

Timothy Wesley Zorn
, 50, of Center, Texas passed away on April 1, 2020 in Center, Texas. Born February 24, 1970, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Timothy is the son of Herb Zorn and Freida Marie (Samford) Harrup.  A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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

04/02/2020

Weeda P. Lowry, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born April 12, 1939, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late A. A. Flournoy and Zelma Wilkerson Flournoy. She worked as a RN with Good Shepherd for many years.

She is survived by: 
Her sons: 
Jerry Russell and wife Lisa of Center
Larry Russell of Huntington

Grandchildren: 
Kurt Russell
Heather Russell

Great-grandsons:
Ryan Russell
Ryland Russell

Three step-grandchildren

Twelve step-great-grandchildren

Brother and sisters: 
Guy and Joyce Flournoy of Shreveport, Louisiana
Rachael and Ronnie Brannon of Longview
Viola and John Lewis of Huntington
Katie Perdy of Houston

Brother-in-law: George Duke of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Jerry, Larry, and Dennis Russell, Dale and Delbert Flournoy, and Bill Anderson.

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

03/27/2020

Cathie Ann Raymond, 65, of Timpson, Texas passed away on March 25, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. Born November 16, 1954, in Center, Texas. Cathie is the daughter of the late Boyce Ray Raymond and Betty Lou (Parker) Raymond. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

She is survived by:
Her daughter, Geana Sue Cheshire of Center

Brother, Elzie Ray Raymond and wife Margaret of Center

Sister, Glenda Smith of Center

Grandchildren: 
Paighton Cheshire
Brooklynn Cheshire
Macy Cheshire
Megan Jackson
Tyler Jackson

Great-grandchildren: 
Hunter Derr
Pierson Collier
Dallas Collier
Asher Jackson
McKenzie Smith
Kylie Smith
Caleb Smith

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly

Cathie is preceded in death by her parents, Boyce and Betty Lou Raymond; son, Richard Glenn Raymond; brother, Donald Raymond; sister, Bobbie Jean Golden.

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

04/01/2020

Jayce Lane Jackson, 27, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Lufkin.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Richard Goodwyn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Born July 27, 1992, in Center, she is the daughter of Rocky Jackson and Jayme Wright Jackson. Her hobbies included hunting and fishing. She attended Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Parents, Jayme and Rocky Jackson

Grandparents, Juanita Jackson of Center and James Wright of Center

Uncles and aunts:
Jody and Angie Wright of Center
Randy and Anita Alford
Teresa and Jimmy Nash

Special friends, Kursti and Cameron Agnew

Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tommy Jackson and Maxie Wright.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Agnew, Randy Alford, Patrick Wiggins, Kevin Nash, Joey Nash, and Timmy Belrose. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Alford.

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

03/28/2020

Iva Nell Miller, 74, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Born August 8, 1945, in San Augustine, she was the daughter of the late, America Meck Rash and Lillie Mae Taylor Rash.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Education and went on to teach at Center ISD for 35+ years.  Her hobbies were tending to the cows and camping.  Mrs. Miller was a life-long member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by: 
Her sons: 
Michael Miller and wife Gayla of Shelbyville
Mark Miller and wife Kallie of Lakeport
Matthew Miller and wife Sheri of Center
Mickey Miller and wife Chalee of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren: 
Cody Miller and wife Amanda of Center
Alyssa Youngblood and husband Koby of Shelbyville
Mark Miller and wife Sheri of Shelbyville
Morgan Walker and husband Josh of Deadwood, Louisiana
Derek Miller and wife Sally of Midland
Jared Miller of Nacogdoches
Josh Miller of Nacogdoches
Garrett Hoover of Dubois, Pennsylvania
Matthew Miller of Nacogdoches
Lauren Parks and husband Chase of Diana
Ty Miller of Nacogdoches
Gracie Miller of Nacogdoches
Paige Van Meter
Tatum Van Meter

Brother and sisters:
Kenneth Rash and wife Martha of Center
Wanda Price and husband Kenneth of San Augustine
Betty Rhame and husband Jimmy of Center
Martha Dennis of Huntington

Sister-in-law, LaNell Rash

Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family; and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Miller; parents, America Meck and Lillie Mae Rash; granddaughter, Kara Miller; brother, Bobby Glen Rash; sisters, Frances Collins and Mammie Ener.

Pallbearers will be her four boys.

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

03/25/2020

Steven Mark Sharp, 64 of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas after a brief illness. Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Friday, March 27, 2020 at Oaklawn Memorial Park 1554 Hwy 7 East Center, Texas 75935, under direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, with Steve’s nephew, Jason Treadaway officiating.

Steven was born Sunday, October 2, 1955 in Galveston, Texas to Janie Sue Chandler Sharp and Herbert Marion Sharp. Steven graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, attended Texas A&M University, and followed in his father’s footsteps with a career in construction.

Steven was an active member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas where he served as a greeter. He volunteered and loved to cook for different groups, serving meals for the homeless and underprivileged. He was blessed with a group of close friends who loved and supported him. He loved serving God through ministry and generously opened his home to share with others.

He is survived by his mother, Janie Cuculic of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Doug Warren of Tyler, step-sisters Patsy Biddle Lemke (Glenn), Port Isabel, and Linda Gay Biddle Rink (Don), Beaumont, daughter, Dr. Lydia Sharp of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by father, Herbert Sharp, sisters Betsy Sharp Anderson and Nancy Sharp Treadaway.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Ave., Dallas 75208, or the charity of your choice.

03/25/2020

Kay Connell, 79, of Moultrie, Georgia passed away on March 23, 2020 in Center, Texas. Born August 29, 1940, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Kay is the daughter of Warren M. Lewis and Thelma (Stapp) Lewis.

Private family graveside service will be held at Smith Cemetery.

Kay is survived by:

Husband, Sammy Connell

Children:
Bruce Jones and wife Claudann of Center
Clay Connell of Moultrie GA
Donna Jones of Center
Terry Beard and Husband Kerry of Garrison
Tamara Tyson and Husband Marshall of Cotton GA

Son-in-Law, Randy Chandler of Center

Grandchildren:
Randi Kay Faulkenberry
Caty Jordan Beard
Mac Gurley
Ethan Gurley
Madison Jones
Brody Chandler
Andrew Tyson
Kaitlyn Tyson

Great-Grandchild, Wyatt Faulkenberry

She is preceded in death by daughters, Sandra Kay Jones, Monica Chandler and Kristen M. Beard; parents, Warren M. Lewis and Thelma (Stapp) Lewis

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

03/24/2020

Jasmin Aglead Cavazos, 20, of Center, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Center, Texas. Born January 25, 2000 in Nacogodches, Texas. Jasmin is the daughter of Eloy Cavazos and Yolanda Guzman. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, Center, Texas.

Jasmin graduated from Center High School. She worked at Portacool in Center. She was a fun, generous person. Jasmin was willing to help anyone. She found great joy in being there for those in need. Jasmin was a very strong person, and persevered through many trials, always keeping her head up and a smile on her face. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and living life to its fullest. Jasmin was a very independent person. She never gave up and was always happy. Jasmine will be remembered in our hearts always and forever.

She is survived by:

Parents, Eloy Cavazos and Yolanda Guzman

Sisters:
Anita Guzman
Liliana Balderas
Laura Baldaras
April Cavazos

Brothers:
Jose Gonzales
Alex Gonzales
Ricardo Cavazos

Aunt, Mirna Cavazos and husband Diego Coronado

Numerous cousins

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

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

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