05/1/19

Evangeline K. Eaves Crawford, 88, of Center, Texas passed from this world to that of our Heavenly Father on April 30, 2019 after a short illness. Born August 6, 1930 to Reinhold and Hattie Ketterling in Eureka, South Dakota. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Crawford worked many years in the cafeteria at Tenaha Schools, where all the kids called her Miss Vangie. 

Survivors include:
Daughter: Pamela K. Goodwin and husband, Carl of Joaquin

Step-children: 
Annie Herndon of Ft. Worth
Alice Rogers of Wichita Falls
Andrew Crawford of Friendswood
Arnold Crawford of Baytown

Grandchildren: 
Melissa Hanson and husband, TJ of Stanley
Rachel Jones of Texarkana

Step-niece: Nancy Kellar of Tenaha 

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Buddy Eaves; second husband, James Crawford; parents, Reinhold and Hattie Ketterling; and son, David Wayne Eaves.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Lufkin State School Memorial Fund.

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

 

04/29/2019

Leah Moorman Guice, 79, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Tyler.

Memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, May 3, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Ms. Guice was born July 17, 1939, in the Dreka Community of Shelby County, to Bro. J.E. Moorman and Martha Gary Moorman.  

She is survived by her children, Randy Pritchett, Martha Rowe, Roy “Wessel” Pritchett; grandchildren, Randal and Heidi Pritchett, Genny Pritchett, Bradley Parker, Justin Partlow, Candice Partlow, Helene Pritchett; numerous great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her son, Ronny Pritchett; grandson, Gilbert Partlow; parents, Bro. J.E. Moorman and Martha Gary Moorman; brother, Gad Moorman; sisters, Edith Guastella, Racheal Shield.

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

04/29/2019

Mark Stephen Bowley Sr., 56, of Timpson, Texas passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, in Timpson, Texas. Born November 1, 1962, in Houston, Texas to Leroy Verl Bowley Sr. and Jeanette Arlene (Hicks) Bowley. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

The family moved to Timpson, Texas in 1977 where he attended Timpson High School and met the love of his life, Kimberley Jo Fletcher. The two were inseparable and married January 26, 1980, and recently celebrated 39 years of marriage. They had three wonderful children and were blessed over the years with many grands.

Mark enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed a good Cowboys game, deer hunting, and listening to his son and band perform.

He is survived by:
His loving wife: Kimberley Fletcher Bowley

Parents: Leroy Verl Bowley Sr. and Jeanette Arlene (Hicks) Bowley

Daughter: Amy Williford and husband Michael of Carthage, Texas

Son:
Mark “Stephen” Bowley Jr. and wife Erica of Conroe, Texas
Jeremy Bowley and wife Elizabeth of Timpson, Texas

Daughter-in-love: Brittany Dupree and husband Jason

Grandchildren:
Austin Williford and wife Brooklyn
Bailey Williford
Ethan Askins
Logan Askins
Jake Williford
Jace Williford
Morgan Bowley
Mckenna Bowley
Collan Bowley
Landan Bowley
Brooklynn Bowley
Kyler Dupree
Laytan Bowley

Brothers:
Lee Bowley of Timpson, Texas
Joel Bowley and wife Tammy of Conroe, Texas

Sisters:
Tammy Bowley of Timpson, Texas
Katrina Higginbotham of Timpson, Texas
Karina Willhoite and husband Robin of Timpson, Texas

Mother-in-law: Mary Fletcher Gatliff and husband Don of Timpson, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Mark is preceded in death by his father in law, Joseph Fletcher.

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.

04/29/2019

Funeral services for Douglas Noble Lane, 81, of Tenaha, Texas are being held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church with Bro. Buddy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery where he is being laid to rest next to his parents, Yvonne and Emmet Lane. A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Lane was born on August 1, 1937, in Shelby County. He passed away at Solstice Senior Living in Grapevine, Texas on April 28, 2019. He was a retired rancher. Mr. Lane also served honorably in the United States Air Force for four years where he received the Efficiency Fidelity Honor for his exemplary service.

Doug loved to tell stories and was known for his quick wit and sense of humor; hence, his nickname of “Lightning Lane.” He enjoyed current events, reading several daily newspapers, and spending time with his longtime friends at the local hardware store every morning discussing the ‘events’ of the day. He was a loving “Granddaddy’ to Amber and Lauren and loved to refer to them as “Sugar.” “Granddaddy loves you,” he would always say, going around town during the “Beanie Baby” craze to collect as many as he could for them. 

Douglas is survived by two daughters, Debbie Lane of Mesquite, Texas and Patty Hensel and her husband, Dr. Steve Hensel, of Grapevine, Texas; a brother, Van Lane; niece, Stephanie Hankins and husband, Todd, along with their children, Carly and Clayton, all of San Antonio. Douglas also had two granddaughters, Amber Beck and her husband, Jesse, from Beaumont, Texas and Lauren Hensel of San Antonio, Texas. 

Pallbearers will be Steven Hensel, Todd Hankins, Robert Rowe, Jeff Hooker, Donald Hataway and Jesse Beck. 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Tennessee Presbyterian Church, 5231 FM 947, Timpson, TX. 75975, c/o Minnie Baker.

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

04/29/2019

Brother Travis Lamar Hughes entered Heaven’s pearly gates Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 95 years of age surrounded by his loving family. 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. James Goodwyn officiating.  Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center.

Brother Travis was born September 6, 1923, in the Campti Community of Shelby County, to Robert C. Hughes and Mary Keith Hughes.

He was married for 75 years to the love of his life Evelyn Bright Hughes. Together they were blessed with three loving daughters, Mary, Mavis, and Martha. He played the guitar and enjoyed singing at church. He served as pastor for over 45 years. His life ambition was to preach the gospel and lead souls to Christ. Before having a baptistery, he was blessed to baptize many in country ponds and the Sabine River. He never met a stranger and loved people from all walks of life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. In later years, his greatest enjoyments were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was self-employed in farming and ranching, baling hay, dozer business, and a pulpwood yard. They also ran a country store in Campti for 10 years. He worked tirelessly in the community of Campti and even built an arena for roping that everyone enjoyed. He served as a Shelbyville school board member 17 years, and served on the Campti Cemetery Committee. 

He is survived by:

Beloved wife of 75 years, Evelyn Bright Hughes

Daughters:
Mary Culver and husband, Jim, of Center
Mavis Carter of Shelbyville
Martha Goodwyn and husband, James, of Center

Grandchildren:
Michael Warren and wife, Krista
Candace Carter
T.J. Goodwyn and wife, Blaine
Bradley Goodwyn and wife, Sherry

Great-grandchildren:
Kyla Warren
Mason Warren
Judson Goodwyn
Madison Goodwyn
Joshua Goodwyn
Jeremiah Goodwyn.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Hughes and Mary Keith Hughes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Price and Vera Bright; son-in-law, Mac Carter.

Pallbearers will be Michael Warren, T.J. Goodwyn, Bradley Goodwyn, Bob Carter, Jim Culver, Larry Warren, Jason Rodgers, Nolan Borders, and Connor Whiteside.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Billy Rodgers, Fred Borders, and Tom Powell.

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

04/26/2019

Jo Beth Hardy Wilburn, 85, of Shelbyville, formerly of League City, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Todd Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.

She was born January 14, 1934, in Shelbyville, to Samuel Joseph (Joe) Hardy and Cassie Vera Green Hardy.

She is survived by:

Grandson, Josh Ellis Wilburn of Zwolle

Daughter-in-law, Nancy Wilburn of Zwolle

Adopted family, Connie and Lonnie Belrose and family of Center

Numerous cousins and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cassie Vera Green Hardy and Samuel Joseph Hardy; husband, Ellis Lamar Wilburn; son, Mark Ellis Wilburn.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Lawson, Donnie Belrose, Ronnie Belrose, Randy Latham, Jimmy Deal, and Chance Shoop. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Clyde Duncan, Joe Taylor, Paul Taylor, and Tommie Gray.

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

04/26/2019

Nelwyn Mae Head passed away on April 26, 2019, in Garrison. She was born on September 25, 1933, to Kelly Ramsey and Emma Bowden Ramsey on her grandparent’s farm in the Old Center Community. She grew up in Tenaha, Texas, graduating from Tenaha High School in 1952. She attended business school in Shreveport and later moved to Houston to work as a secretary. She returned to Tenaha to care for her father and worked as a telephone operator.

She married Billy Head on May 17, 1958, and enjoyed 19 years of marriage before he passed away suddenly in May of 1977.

They had one son, Bobby Head, born in 1961. Mrs. Head worked as a retail manager and later as a healthcare professional. She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, crafts, her family, gardening, and growing flowers.

She is survived by:

Son, Bobby Head of Gary, TX

Daughter-in-law, Mary Head of Gary, TX

Grandson, David Head of Gary, TX

Granddaughter-in-law, Kelli Head of Gary, TX

Great-granddaughter, Raelynn Head of Gary, TX

Granddaughter, Katherine Gradberg of Gary, TX

Great-granddaughter, Amy Gradberg of Gary, TX

Great-granddaughter, Abby Gradberg of Gary, TX

Grandson-in-law, Jeremy Gradberg of Gary, TX

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Dale Walker officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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

04/26/2019

James “Bill” Childs, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, in Livingston.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Powdrill Cemetery with Bro. Fred Childs officiating.

Mr. Childs was born November 23, 1936, in Center, to Larry Lewis Childs and Hazel Ellis Childs. He retired from the United States Military, where he served in both the Marine Corps and Air Force. Living at the river and fishing were what Mr. Childs enjoyed and he loved his grandchildren unconditionally.

He is survived by his sons, Jim Childs of Corrigan, John Childs of Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Long of Livingston, Jessica Cockrell of Apple Springs, Brittany Childs of North Carolina, Randy Childs of Lufkin, Brandy Graham of Lufkin; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Jean Bailey of Nacogdoches; brother, Bob Childs of Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

04/23/2019

Danise LaShun Nobles (45) of Center, Texas, died April 17, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nobles is a 1992 graduate of Center High School. Danise was born on February 13, 1974.

Funeral service will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 2:00pm. 

Visitation is Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (State Highway 96 North CR 4356 Center, Texas) from the hours of 12 noon to 1:50pm. Committal is at Westview Cemetery Center, Texas.

Danise is survived by:

Husband, James Jackson of Center

Son, SeDarrin Nobles (Kiara) of Lufkin, Texas

Daughters:
Kajasmine Nobles of Center
Malyaia McCollister of Center
Amaya Jackson of Center

Mother, Mary Nobles of Center

Siblings:
Sherrie Nobles (Emerson Evans)
Avis Nobles
Sandrell Jackson (Y.D)
Larry Slaughter (Linda)
David Lister

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary at 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935. www.hicksmortuary.net

04/23/19

Funeral service for Howard Ivin Stokes, 95, of Nacogdoches, will be at 2:00PM Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, with Bro. John McGuire and Bro. Hal Rymel officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.  Mr. Stokes passed away on April 22, 2019 in Nacogdoches. He was born on January 28, 1924 in Garrison, Texas to the late Albert Stokes and Thelma Carroll Hill.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Garrison Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Howard was born and raised in Garrison, Texas.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW2.  He returned to his hometown and worked as a mechanic for many years.  He farmed throughout life.  Howard enjoyed gardening as his health permitted.  His favorite past times were those spent riding in various trail rides and picking his violin while playing in the country music band he was a member of.  He served many roles at Appleby Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church, while he was very active at each.  Those that knew Howard knew he was a kind, loving, gentle person.  He was that person that touched everyone he met in a special way.  Howard was a Master Mason for more than 55 years.  

He is survived by:
His daughter: Sandra McMichael

Grandchildren: 
Debbie Hightower
Kenneth McKee
Howard McMichael
Edward McMichael
John McKee

Numerous great-grandchildren

Sister: Linda Stokes

Numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Janet Stokes; parents, Albert and Thelma Carroll Hill Stokes; daughter,

Barbara Jane McKee; brothers, Charles Lynville Stokes, James Stokes; and sister, Dorine Garrett.
To convey condolences or sign an online register please visit www.garrisonfh.net.

04/22/2019

Dianne Lynch Livingston was born in Center, Texas on September 16, 1950. She entered Heaven’s gates on April 21, 2019.

Her great ambition in life was to be the best wife, and kind of mother she never had, and have the close family devotion that she longed for growing up.

She married the love of her life, Ricky, at 16 years of age, and together raised two sons, Wesley and Bryan. Dianne was long time dedicated member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. A loving mother and homemaker, Dianne was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially for Sunday dinner. Dianne was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandma.

Dianne is survived by:

Husband, Richard Livingston of Center

Son, Bryan Livingston and wife, Amanda of Center

Daughter-in-law, LaResa Livingston of Center

Sister, Brenda Sue Wooley of Ft. Worth

Half-brothers:
Don Taylor of Houston
Dean Taylor of Houston
Bill Moore of Houston

Step-brother, Sambo Molina of Houston

Step-sisters:
Annette Railey of Houston
Tammy Molina of Houston

Grandchildren:
Cash Livingston
Darin Livingston
Leah Livingston
Ryan Hall
Bailey Heflin

Mother-in-law, Adell Livingston of Center

Brother-in-laws:
James Livingston and wife, Catherine of Center
Chuck Livingston and wife, Heather of Lufkin

Sisters-in-law:
Debbie Sanford of Center
Donna Lynch of Shelbyville

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Lynch and Dolly Molina; sons, Gregory Scott Livingston and Wesley Livingston; infant granddaughter, Brooklyn Livingston; father-in-law, Jim Livingston; and brother-in-law, Jerry Don Lynch.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Darren Wiggins, Shad Lout, Rolando Castro, Colton Brown, Nic Wheeler and Malcolm Brown.

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

For the Funeral Service for Dianne Livingston, in lieu of flowers the family has requested a charitable donation to go to Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

04/21/2019

Calvin Samuel Foy Sr., 64, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, at Foy Cemetery in Robert, LA with Bro. Jason Hebert officiating.

Mr. Foy was born August 23, 1955, in Independence, to Ernest Foy and Albertine Lavign Foy.  Mr. Foy enjoyed working with his cattle, working on his cars, building all types of things, and spending time with family and friends.  Mr. Foy was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by:
His children: 
Patty Meaux and husband Keith of Longview
James Furra and wife Gina of Center
Calvin Samuel Foy Jr.
Jessica Dillard and husband Bryan of Center
David Furra of Center

Grandchildren
Michigan, Bryce, and Chase Foy
Hunter, Ryder, and Dallie Jo Dillard
Kayla Furra
Bryson Lee
Nathan and Keith Meaux Jr.

Siblings: 
Elaine Bardwell of Robert, LA
Sue Coyne Of Robert, LA
Patricia Edward of Springfield, LA
Leo Foy of Baptist, LA

Special aunt: Sarah Lavigne of Longview

Many nieces and nephews; a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Samuel Foy Jr., David Furra, James Furra, Hunter Dillard, Bradley Bardwell, and Albert Foy. 

Honorary pallbearer will be Ryder Dillard.

Preceded in death by parents, Ernest Foy and Albertine Lavign Foy; brothers, Darrell Foy and Cecil Foy.

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

04/21/2019

Dennis “Rooster” Shaeffer passed away on April 18, 2019 in Shelbyville,TX. 

Dennis was a United States Coast Guard veteran, serving as a Tactical Law Enforcement Officer. He proudly served his community and his country doing supply, disaster, and rescue operations during hurricanes Florence and Harvey with the Cajun Navy Relief, Texas Native team, and BearPaw TacMed. 

He had pride in his family and his community, serving to honor both during his service in the Coast Guard as well as during his time working urban disaster response. He had a great sense of duty toward those he helped, and made it his personal mission to help as many people as possible in their time of need, no matter the cause, while serving with honor and integrity.

He was a proud family man whose family was always on his mind as he was helping others. His heart was always with his beautiful wife and children as he served. 

He was also a highly acclaimed bass player with John Cessac and the Texas Outlaws, and played because of his love of music. 

Dennis was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Hannah Shaeffer and Nestor and Maria Labrada, his uncle Fernando Labrada and his beloved dog Dallas.

He is survived by:
His loving wife: Linsey

His two children: 
Jacob
Landry

His father: Dennis and mother Lucy

His brothe: Daniel and wife Geri

His in-laws: Peggy and Jasen Watlington

Brother-in-law: Gage Watlington

His dogs: Moosie and Buddy

His best friends and band mates: 
John and Kaleb

Many aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends as well as his friends he worked with in Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement, as well as disaster relief and activism.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 2pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 Tx-7 Center, TX 75935

Donations in honor of Dennis can be made to Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, Somi Sek Village Base Camp, C/O Juan Mancias, 1250 Roemer Lane, Floresville, Texas 78114

Fair Winds and Following Seas to a beloved husband, father, and friend.
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com

04/18/19

Kenneth Johnson, Sr., 75, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on August 27, 1943 to William A. Johnson and Leatris E. Hicks Johnson. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Kenneth grew up in Port Lavaca, Texas and graduated from Calhoun High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he valiantly served his country in the Vietnam War. Kenneth thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting and shooting guns. 

He is survived by:
His son: Kenneth H. Johnson, Jr.

Daughter: Tiffany M. Johnson

Sister: Sandra Patis

Grandchildren: Jared Mika and Mackenzie Mika.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Leatris Johnson.

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.

04/17/2019

Walter Anderson, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Houston.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Anderson was born January 30, 1946, in New Gulf, Texas, to Elmer David Anderson and Velma Dee Gaddis Anderson.  His hobbies included hunting and riding horses.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anderson; children, Lisa Turner and Gary Stone, Theresa Hohmann and husband Robert, Deeann Green and husband James, Diann Gansky; grandchildren, Angela Turner, Christopher Mowery, Chelsey Wolf, Dustin Wolf, Jamie Green, Haley Hohmann, Andy Hohmann; great grandchildren, Hunter, Nathan, Briar, Ryder, Caden, Gabriel; sister, Hazel Prazak; brother, Thomas Anderson.

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

04/15/19

Damon Jones, 66, of Center, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Jones was born July 17, 1952, in Joplin, Missouri, to Dalton Smith Jones and Eva Jean Brittain Jones.  He loved music, astronomy, and computers.

He is survived by:
His sister: Leisa Webster and husband Jeff of Center

Brothers: 
Dalton Jones
Roderick Jones and wife Lisa

Nieces and nephews: 
Audrey Parker and husband Terry of Center
Davis Kline and wife Cyndi of Center
Julia Reynolds and husband Chris of Center
Colbey Jones and wife Kaleigh of Center
Madalyn Anderson and husband Mark of Mexia

Numerous great-nieces and nephews

Best friend, David Masterson

Preceded in death by his parents, Dalton Smith Jones and Eva Jean Brittain Jones.

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

04/15/19

Martin “Marty” Craig Tipton, 59, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on April 14, 2019 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Harvey Tipton and Beth Bush Tipton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service on Tuesday, April 16,2019 at First Baptist Church in Timpson.

Marty grew up in Timpson where he spent the most precious and treasured moments of his life with his family. His most trusted canine companion that was always by his side was his dog, “Coco.” Marty had a passion for music and was a talented pianist. He also had in interest in old cars and in his spare time enjoyed fishing. He was an excellent cook and loved any time spent in the kitchen. One of his most admirable qualities was his heart for others. Marty always reached out to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate. 

Marty is survived by:
His son: Scott Tipton and wife, Gena

Daughter: April Cook

Parents: Harvey “Tip” and Beth Tipton

Brothers: 
Robert S. Tipton and wife, Donna L.
Dondi D. Tipton and wife, Donna K.

Best friend and companion: Douglas D. Walker

Grandchildren: 
Reagan
Zack
Mallie
Baylon

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other family and friends

 The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net

04/14/2019

Audrey Faye (Furra) Taylor passed away at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas on April 13, 2019. She was born May 21, 1930 in Nacogdoches County Texas to Grady and Ada (Byrd) Furra. She was married to the love of her life John Byron Taylor on April 2, 1949.

Funeral will be at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior and burial at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Brother Robert Prothro will conduct the services.

Audrey is survived by a son John Taylor Jr and wife Mary of Port Neches, a daughter Belinda Coulter and husband Lafher of San Augustine, a grandson Henry Coulter and wife Cynthia of The Woodlands, a great grand-daughter Madison Coulter of The Woodlands, Special Friend Carrie Washington, step-grandson Jason Beck, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Audrey worked at Texaco in Port Arthur, Texas for several years and then was a housewife. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 64 years, a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and before that served as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, as an active member of the PTA serving as President for several years and later volunteered at San Augustine Elementary School for 5 years. Audrey loved her Lord and Savior, family, friends, birdwatching, bowling, sewing and shopping.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Taylor, parents Ada and Grady Furra, sisters Mavis Muller, Adelle Bobo and Bobbie Galloway, sister in law Mamie Ruth Shofner and nephew Melvin Bobo Jr, niece Karla Taylor, and great nephew David Bobo.

Pallbearers are: Walter Shofner, Ronnie Muller, Leroy Golden, Gary Muller, Jason Beck and Mark Bobo.

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

04/12/2019

James Edward Flori

James Edward Flori, 79, of Timpson, Texas passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  Born November 28, 1939, in Colorado to the late George Flori and Dorothy (Bartels) Flori.
Funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Monday April 15, 2019 beginning at 12 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home.

James was born and raised in Colorado.  He joined the United States Navy in 1955, and proudly served his country for over 23 years before retiring.  James was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.  He was commended with many medals during his service.  After retiring from the Navy, James opened and operated A1 Air Conditioning Services in Marshall, Texas for many years.  

James was an avid race car driver and loved any and everything about race cars.  He also enjoyed traveling.  James was a concealed handgun instructor teaching many about protection.  He was a collector of swords of many styles, and mini race cars.  James had a love for music. He showed this love by sponsoring a band at the Hayride in Carthage, and he was a proud supporter of the Tex Ritter Hall of Fame.  James found great joy spending time with his pal “Lexie”, family and friends.  

He is survived by:
His loving wife: Patricia Ritter Flori

Children: 
Thomas (Tommy) Flori and wife Colleen
Tammy Beck and husband Tim
Eddie Gibbs and wife Vicki
Earl Gibbs and wife Paulette
Patricia Nicholson and husband Larry
Betty Looney and partner Carla
Sharon Hall and husband Jimmy

Sister: Georgie Boyce

His pal “Lexie”

22 grandchildren

26 great grandchildren.  

James is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy (Bartels) Flori; brother, Ervin Flori.

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.

04/12/2019

Irene Strong Vaughn, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Travis Lee and Robert Strong officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Vaughn was born October 29, 1953, in Center, to Billy Strong and Margie Strong. She worked at Walmart in Center, where she retired. As a hobby, she enjoyed playing the piano. Mrs. Strong was a loving mother, nanny, sister, and wife. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Glynn Vaughn; children, Travis Lee and wife Brandi, Michelle Clark, Thomas Lee and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Aubree Lee, Kandace Lee, Kameron Lee, Kaden Lee, Cheyennee Clark, Justin Clark, Zack Clark; great grandchild, Dixie Clark; brother, Bobby Strong and wife Rebecca; sister, Billie Bright; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee; parents, Billy Strong and Margie Strong.

Pallbearers will be Cheyennee Clark, Justin Clark, Zack Clark, Kameron Lee, Keith Clark, and Jacob Wheeler. Honorary pallbearer will be Kaden Lee.

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

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