Jasper “Lin” Lindon Marcantel, 71, passed away March 25, 2021 at U.T. Health in Tyler, Texas from complications after a fall. Lin was born on September 14, 1949 in De Quincy, Louisiana to Jasper Sidney and Doris Marie Cole Marcantel. He resided in Bronson, Texas until his death.

Lin was known by all for his great leather work which he started at a very young age. He was the owner of Lin’s Custom Saddlery in Bronson, Texas. Where many of his friends enjoyed coming by for a visit and to hear what new stories Lin had to tell. His knife making friends always came on Monday to have him make sheaths for them.

Lin worked for several western stores before working for Texas Parks and Wildlife where he retired from. He continued working in his leather shop up until his death.

He was a member of Bronson First Baptist Church. He dearly loved his grandchildren, Cade, Gracie and Chase. Lin had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back if someone was in need.

Survivors include:

Son, Corey Ross and his daughter, Lindsey Ross

Brother, Bill Marcantel and wife, Sharon of Darrington, Washington

Nell and Larry McBride of Pineland
Nita and Mike Adkison of Center

Cade and Gracie Ross
Chase Williams

Several nieces and nephews

Marie Cole of Westlake, Louisiana
Lorine Marcantel of DeQuincy, Louisiana

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Sidney Marcantel and Doris Marie Cole Marcantel.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Pineland First Baptist Family Life Center in Pineland, Texas with Rev. Jimmy Salles and Rev. Adam Carrigan officiating. Burial is at Centerview Cemetery in Pineland, Texas.

Mike Mitchell, Jay Smith, Norman Dew, John McBeth, Darrell Elerby, John Stephenson and Jeff Greer served as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Lin to the Pineland First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. BOX 216, Pineland, Texas 75968.


William Gayland “Bo” Morris, 81, of Gary, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021, at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.

Born October 21, 1939, in Tenaha, Bo is the son of the late Clifford Doyce “C.D.” Morris and Mavouryne Grace Morris. He worked as a carpenter and also served on the Tenaha School Board for 30 years. Bo never met a stranger and often enjoyed going to the casino, horse races, and on mission trips. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by:

Linda Malnar (John) of Lufkin
Lisa Grey of Houston

James Lawrence (Karen) of Lufkin
Thomas Morris (Calin) of Nacogdoches

19 grandchildren

Numerous great grandchildren

Niece, LaRaye Bailey of Tenaha

Karen (Glen) Cruse of St. Louis, MO
Doyce Bailey of Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by his grandchildren, Carson Morris and Landry Morris; parents, C.D. and Mavouryne Morris; brother, Robert Earl Morris Jr.; and brother-in-law, Eddie Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Morris, Eric Freeman, Gerald Freeman Jr., Johnny Harrington, and Taylor Fanguy.

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


Luevenia Barnes, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at Christus Good Shepherd in Longview, Texas.

Funeral Service is 1pm Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment is at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Jackson, Officiating.

Viewing is 1pm until 6pm Friday, April 30, 2021 at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Son, Travis Lee Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

Thelma Jean Crockett of San Augustine, Texas
Shearon Colman (David) of Easton, Texas
Janice Barnes of Lufkin, Texas
LuCrishia Simmons of San Augustine, Texas
LuTishia Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

18 Grandchildren

20 Great-Grandchildren

Leroy Crockett of Shelbyville, Texas
James Crockett of San Augustine, Texas

Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, LA
IverNell Simmons of Geneva, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to Percy Garner and Son Mortuary in San Augustine, Texas.


Ronny Joe Beard, 69, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was born on February 12, 1952, in Center, Texas, to the late Joe Bill and Gearldean (Curbow) Beard. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home. 

Ronny grew up in Houston, Texas one of 11 children.  He graduated C.E. King High School and joined the United States Airforce and proudly served his country over 25 years before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 2003. Ronny married Anita Dyer and the two raised three wonderful children. After retiring from the Air Force, Ronny, moved back to East Texas and made his home in Timpson. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved working his Kubota tractor whether it was gardening or just tinkering.  Ronny greatly enjoyed every moment spent with his grandchildren. Ronny always enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with his family and friends. He had such a warm, loving heart.  

He is survived by: 
His sons: 
Ryan Beard and wife Briana
Wesley Beard and Brittany

Daughter, Stacy Babella and Jeff Cowan

Mother of their children, Anita Moore and husband Robert

Donny Beard and wife Darlene
Terry Beard and wife Carol
Randy Beard and wife Martha

Barbara West
Sandra Beard
Becky Palmer

Isabelle Burnett
Xaria Kelley
Donovan Burnett
Wesley Wyatt Beard Jr.
Brooklyn Self
Sutton Beard

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

Ronny is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Ronea Beard; parents, Joe Bill and Gearldean Beard; brothers, Tommy Beard, Jerry Beard, Perry Beard; and sister, Shirley Cottongin.

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.


Emma Elizabeth (Betty) Willoughby Chambliss of Lufkin, Texas, formerly of Center, Texas, went home to be with our Lord and savior on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the age of 80. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Gipson Funeral Home in Lufkin, Texas. 
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Blake Powers officiating. She will be buried beside her beloved husband in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

She was born in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana on July 14, 1940 to Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie Alaf Byrd Willoughby.

She was blessed with a close and loving family. She loved her family fiercely and without fail was always there to provide guidance, forgiveness, unconditional love and support in everything they encountered and set out to accomplish.

She was married to Charles Thomas Chambliss for 60 years and together they raised three beautiful daughters, Cindy, Debi and Mary. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas since 1961. She worked at Land O’ Pines Diary Products Co/Okay Food Company, Inc. for 37 years. She retired as office manager and an officer in the company.

She is survived by: 
Her daughters: 
Cynthia Ann Raines of Lufkin
Debra Renee’ Blackburn and husband Joe of Lufkin
Mary Elizabeth Chambliss Stripling and husband Doug of Lufkin 

Charles Andrew Raines of Fort Wainright, Alaska
Cory Penick of Lufkin
Robert Lee Raines and wife Melissa of Nacogdoches

Step-granddaughter, Katelyn Stripling of Lufkin

Charla Ann of Fort Wainright, Alaska
Kaelee Yam Raines of Fort Wainright, Alaska

Cash Lee  of Nacogdoches
Eli Isaac Raines of Nacogdoches

Brother, Kenneth Wayne Willoughby of Joaquin

Brother-in-law, Terry Chambliss and wife Elena of Mission

Lena Chambliss of Chireno
Barbara McCauley and husband WH of Nacogdoches
Beverly McCauley and husband Travis of Chireno

Many loved nieces, nephews, first, second and third generations, and other family and friends

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Charles Thomas Chambliss; parents, Henry and Tressie Willoughby; brother, Alvis (Buddy) Willoughby and wife Helen; sister, Rosa Mae Jordan-King; sister, Maxine Oswalt and husband Dennis; sister-in-law, Rose Willoughby; son-in-law, James Valdez; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas Leonard and Viola Gertrude Fenley Chambliss.

Pallbearers are: Charles Raines, Active; Cory Penick, Active; Robert Raines, Active; Shane Willoughby, Active; Allan Willoughby, Active; Clayton Wright, Active; Robert Earl Jordan, Active; Joe Blackburn, Honorary; Doug Stripling, Honorary; Wayne Blackburn, Honorary; Wayne Willoughby, Honorary.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Chambliss’ memory may be made to the Parkview Baptist Church Building Fund, 111 Parkview Circle, Lufkin, TX 75901.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


Leigh Curry (Ruth Lela), age 76, was born on January 17, 1945, in Tylertown, MS, and peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Pearl, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Burley Wease Hinson.

While upon her journey in life, she had the opportunity to embark upon various career paths. She found her passion at Hinds Community College where she had the fulfillment of workin with many wonderful students and fellow staff. She served as the secretary and liason to the Honors Society were initially found her true calling to serve and help others. After many years, she decided to pass on the torch and devote her time to her family.

She is surved by:

Ron Hinson (Brenda)
Bill Graves (Mary)
Paul Graves
Joy Lewallen

Judy Dickson
Janice Barton (Robert) of Tenaha
Jonathan McCardle (Kathy)
Cody Curry (Mandy)

Cindy Hertel (Gene)
John Dickson

Brandon Whatley (Crystal)
Brandi Cummings (Holden)
Brittany Lienau (Derek)
Owen McCardle
Garrett McCardle
Taylor Beam
Kimberle Beam

Great-Grandchild, Kohen Cummings

Numerous nieces and nephews

And like a Mother too many children throughout her life.


Sylvia Martin Miller, 75, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on April 25, 2021 in Center, Texas. Born May 26, 1945, in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Sylvia is the daughter of Robert Ponder and Mira Ponder.

Visitation will be 10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Haslam Baptist Church Joaquin, Texas. Funeral Service will be 11:00AM Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Haslam Baptist Church Joaquin, Texas.

Sylvia is survived by: 

Tommy Martin and wife Chris
James Miller and wife Brenda
Kenneth Miller and wife Victoria
John Martin, and wife Casi 

Darren Hodney
Dustin Hodney
Cara Hodney
Chase Martin
Julianna Martin “Oswalt”
Emma Martin
Shelbi Miller
Junior Miller
Danielle Miller
Chevy Bounds
Remington Panell
Ruger Panell
Derringer Panell

Everly Martin
Sarah Doles
Kaden Doles
Heavenly Pate
Dustin Michael Hodney
Kaleb Hodney
Carter Hodney
Jaxon Martin
Kenzi Martin
Madi Martin

Elizabeth Fuller
Linda Walden

Preceded in death by: Husband, Elwood Martin; Parents, Robert Ponder and Mira Ponder; Daughter, Sherry Hodney and Sister, Lillian Holloway.

Pall Bears; Tommy Martin, James Miller, Kenneth Miller, John Martin.

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


Homer Joe Fitts, age 69, of San Augustine, a Shelby County native, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at his residence.

Joe was born March 17, 1952, in Center, Texas, to parents Joe M. Fitts and Billie Marie Arnold Fitts. He was a longtime resident of Wells, Texas, before moving to the San Augustine area several years ago. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1974 receiving his bachelors degree in industrial engineering. Joe was the owner/operator of Nacogdoches Steel Fabricators for many years before his retirement. He also had a great passion for farming, hunting, and many outdoor activities. He was a proud member of American Trap Shooters Association. 

His survivors include:

Wife, Carolyn Oliver Fitts of San Augustine

Lisa Cartwright and her husband Kevin Lynch of San Augustine
Linda Thornton and husband Charles "Hoss" Thornton of San Augustine
Cathy Cathey and husband Jimmy Cathey of Pollok, Texas

Grandson, Jason Cartwright and wife Jessica

Heather Childerss and husband Jace
Cayla Lara and husband Mauricio

Makenley Cartwright
Olivia Lara
Matthew Lara

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. and Billie Marie Fitts; a granddaughter, Kristen Cartwright; and his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Fitts Family Cemetery, located on FM 3017 near San Augustine, with Bro. Skipper Eberlan officiating.

Pallbearers: Westly Hightower, Brent Hopson, Bill Boozer, David Nettles, Jimmy McElhaney, Tom Thornton, Jody Goodwin, and Kathy Bell. Honorary pallbearers: Wesley Hoyt, Jimmy Sharpton, Bob Reed, Jack Nichols, Phil Sublett, R.D. Griffin, and Pat Vardeman.

The family would like to extend a special appreciation to caregivers Suzie Wise, Cynthia Bryan, and Frances Mings Burns, along with the staffs of Texas Home Health and Affinity Hospice, as well as many family and friends who were faithful to remain at his side.

The family suggests memorials may be offered to your favorite charity in memory of Joe.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.


Martin Bailey Lane, 83, of Jasper, Texas, passed away on April 23, 2021 at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Jasper, Texas. He was born October 27, 1937, in Tenaha, Texas, to Ruby Pearl Primrose Lane and James Bailey Lane.

Martin grew up in the Tennessee Community and attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lamar State College of Technology. He retired from Texaco Research in Port Arthur, Texas, as purchasing agent. He was the co-owner of Tours by Lane, a travel business he and his wife operated in the Golden Triangle area, for 27 years. Martin was a member of Lake Rayburn United Methodist Church, a member of the DeWitt Clinton Masonic Lodge in Jasper, Texas, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by:

Wife of 33 years, Mary Moore Lane

Daughter, Brandi Lane Roach and her husband, Kendell Roach of Port Neches, Texas

Wynter Roach
Cameron Roach of Port Neches

Stepdaughter, Kimberly Isaacs and her husband, Dennis Isaacs of Beaumont

Granddaughter, Leslie Ann Walker and her husband, Joshua Walker of Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Great-grandson, James Hutchison Walker of Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Brother, Stephen Polk Lane and his wife, Donna Lane, of Marshall

Niece, Stephanie Lane Smith

Nephew, Michael Lane.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at Lake Rayburn Methodist Church, 349 FM 1007, Sam Rayburn, Texas, with interment to follow at 2:00 PM, at Tennessee Community Cemetery, located on FM 947 at CR 4683, Tenaha, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Rayburn Methodist Church, PO Box 5014, Sam Rayburn, Texas 75951. 

Services are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.


Maxine Lunsford Gaddy of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in Garrison, Texas. She was born on September 24, 1942, in Garrison, Texas to the late Albert Lee Lunsford and Mary Alice (Hartt) Lunsford.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church, 7509 Camp Tonkawa Road, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Kenneth Rector officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 AM at Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church, Garrison.

Maxine was raised in Garrison. She attended Garrison High School. She met the love of her life, Wayne Gaddy, in 1957 and the two were married shortly after. They raised three wonderful children whom they loved immensely. The two spent over 55 years together before his passing. Maxine joined Garrison ISD and drove a bus for many years. She then went to work at Moore Business Forms and spent over 20 years there before retiring. Maxine enjoyed genealogy and finding information on her family. She loved spending time outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or watching wildlife she was very happy. Her most enjoyable moments were those spent with her children. Granny loved her grandchildren, and great grandchildren as well. Maxine served the Lord at Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church in Garrison, being a charter member since 1955. She loved to praise her Lord by singing and playing the piano and did so passionately.

She is survived by:

Jeanese Murdock
Jeanette Higginbotham and husband Randy

Sister, Mary Ann Wharton

Brother, James Lee Lunsford

Brandi Cochran
Waylon Murdock
Dustin Gaddy
Hunter Higginbotham

Great-grandchild, Logan Cochran

Special friends:
Teny Rector
Pauline “Sister” Bardwell

Special friends/caregivers:
Mary Ann Wharton
Terri Sparks
Piper Tindol
Tina Hutto
Bridgette Hudman

Numerous nieces and nephews

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

Maxine is preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne Gaddy; son, Michael Wayne “Mike” Gaddy; parents, Albert Lee and Mary Alice Lunsford; sisters, Wanda Jean Thrash, Doris Connell, and Mildred Sue Knight.

The family would also like to especially thank Harbor Hospice and Nurse Lori Iversen for the exceptional care given to their mother and loved one during this time.

You may listen to the funeral service being broadcasted on FM 98.7 from the parking lot of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church. The family requests masks to be worn in the church building for the safety of everyone.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church, 399 CR 280, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75961.
You may listen to the funeral service being broadcasted on FM 98.7 from the parking lot of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church. The family requests masks to be worn in the church building for the safety of everyone. 

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church, 399 CR 280, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75961.

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


Dr. Kenneth Dewey Hairgrove went to rest on April 21, 2021. He was born on February 2, 1939, in the Buena Vista Community in East Texas to Agnes Burns and Dewey Jefferson Hairgrove.

Kenneth began his education in a one-room schoolhouse and continued his education at Timpson High School where he graduated in 1957. He then attended Stephen F. Austin University where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. While at SFA, he played the baritone saxophone in the band.

Ken grew up attending the Buena Vista Baptist Church in his hometown and later was a member of Manor Baptist Church in San Antonio.

His first teaching job was in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1963. He moved to San Antonio to teach History at San Antonio College (SAC). During this time, he was also able to attend Texas Tech University and received a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in History in 1974. Kenneth spent his career at SAC and presented his classes with a genuine enjoyment of history and was loved by his students. He was an innovative professor and was one of the first in his department to serve as the professor for history telecourses. Before his retirement in 2008 as Professor Emeritus, he served as the Department Chair of History.

Shortly after coming to San Antonio, he was introduced to Sarah Jane Pearson by his cousin. Their first date was an evening at a square dance after a rare snowfall in San Antonio. They were married in 1970 at the First Baptist Church in Stockdale, Sarah’s hometown.

Ken and Sarah enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends. Ken liked yard work and growing different kinds of plants, experimenting with those he was not familiar with.
He went to many art shows with Sarah and helped in setting them up and talking with visitors from all over the world.

Ken loved animals, especially cats—among which were Abby, Kiki, Eliza, Opie, and Chloe—and one dog Samantha. They were treated as family members and led very special lives.

Kenneth was a kind, gentle, and thoughtful person. If someone needed help, he was glad to give it. He was a frequent donor to the South Texas Blood Bank.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Agnes Burns and Dewey Jefferson Hairgrove, a brother Marion Hairgrove, and sisters Lurline Hairgrove Cole and Elaine Hairgrove Neal.

He is survived by:

Loving wife Sarah, with whom he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2020

Nieces and nephews:
Stanley Hairgrove
Brian Hairgrove
Brett Hairgrove
Randy Hairgrove
Alan Hairgrove
Jeff Neal
Sheryl Gollier
Janis Hairgrove

Many cousins and friends.

The family thanks Cornerstone Assisted Living and Embrace Hospice for their loving care.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Finch Funeral Home in Stockdale, Texas. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. with a service to begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Stockdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alamo Colleges Foundation, 2222 N. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78215 or to the Buena Vista Cemetery Association, PO Box 629, Timpson, TX 75975.


Our precious little angel, Scarlett Ann Gonzalez, beloved infant daughter of Jose Gonzalez and Mary Aldape, of Center, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Scarlett was born September 10, 2020. Throughout her 7 months her laugh and smile always brought joy and happiness to us and to everyone she touched.

Visitation will be held from 8:00AM to 8:00PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.

Scarlett was survived by:

Brothers and Sisters: 
Nataly Cardenas
Aracely Cardenas
Valentin Cardenas
Martha Cardenas
Nia Cardenas
Jorge Gonzalez

Aunt, Juanita Arreazola,

Uncle, Juan Aldape (Yarely Aldape,

Uncle, Jorge Arreazola,

Uncle, Rodolfo Perez,

Aunt, Sarahi Arredondo, 

Uncle, Alexandr Gomez,

Artemisa Gome
Ruben Gonzalez

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents: Maria Cruz Arreazola and Pilar Aldope,
Uncles: Abel Aldope and Jorge Gonzalez.

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


Bobbie Sue (Oliver) Eberlan, age 74, of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

She was born February 5, 1947, in Bronson, Texas, to parents Myrtie (English) Oliver and Odessa Oliver. Mrs. Eberlan was a longtime resident of the Center area. She was a homemaker and faithful daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family. She loved spending time with her family and helping take care of everyone. Her early school days were spent at the Rosevine Community School in Sabine County.

Her survivors include:

Melinda Macias and husband Tony of Center
Tammie Sutton and Kenneth Scott of San Augustine
Tina Taylor and Stacy of Center
Tonya Hinson and husband Keith of Center

Brother, Winford Oliver of Houston

Marsha Dearing of Hemphill
Marilyn Jagneaux of Fort Worth

Jimmie Smith
April Poindexter
Lyndall Johnson
Jessica Rice and Larry
Billie Poindexter
Chelce Smith and Givoanai
Dakota Poindexter and Ashley
Devin Dade and Amanda
Lyric Smith and Tra
Marissa Macias and Guillermo Ruiz
Tyrone Jones and Jennifer
Tionna Eberlan and Brianna
Tyrese Jones and Lacy
Kedrin Hinson
Timothy Johnson
Kierra Hinson

Nathaniel Taylor
Jimmarion Smith
Aprilyn Johnson
Cameron Hutson
Jaxon Goings
Sierra Smith
Amaya Smith
Kayden Dade
JaLaya Phillips
Korben Dade
Jayden Smith
JaCason Phillips
Chasen Smith
Klayton Dade
Kays'leigh SmitH
Levi McKinney
Alyzabeth Poindexter
Elijah Poindexter
Asher Poindexter
Aiden Ruiz

She was preceded in death by her father, Odessa Oliver; her mother, Myrtie (English) Oliver; a granddaughter, Christy Taylor; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Taylor; and siblings, Kenneth Oliver, Samuel "Bo" Oliver, Margie Harris, Pauline Birdwell, Lamar Oliver, and Marie Oliver.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Committal service and interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery, located on FM 1 in Sabine County.

Pallbearers: Devin Dade, Tyrone Jones, Nathaniel Taylor, Tyrese Jones, Guillermo Ruiz, Tionna Eberlan, Keith Hinson, and Dakota Poindexter. Honorary pallbearers: Jimmie Smith and her great-grandchildren.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.


Harden Jones, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with visitation at 1:00 p.m. Bro. Don Windham will officiate. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born January 10, 1938, in Shelby County, Harden is the son of the late William N. Jones and Blanche Davis Jones. He became a carpenter by trade. On May 13, 1961, Harden married the love of his life, Libby Phillips, with whom he shared almost 60 years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing on a bowling league in Nacogdoches, camping, and watching Miami Dolphins football. Harden was a member of Timpson United Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Libby Phillips Jones of Center

Lisa Jacobs (Roy) of Shelbyville
Vicky Shields (David) of Center
Wayne Jones (Penny) of Center
David Jones of Center

Leslie Pless (Rocky)
Candice Eaves
Tiffany Shields
David Shields (Dandi Davis)
Nathan Jones (Rachael)
Kylee Moore (Cheyenne)
Brant Jones (Annie)

18 great-grandkids; 6 great-great-grandkids

Sister, Elaine Yarborough (Joe) of Tenaha

Numerous nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents, William N. Jones and Blanche Davis Jones; brothers, Elbert Jones, Leon Foster, R.J. Jones, and LaVell Jones; and sister, Marie Combs.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Jones, David Shields Jr., Brant Jones, Jackson Parker, Samuel Pless, David Shields Sr., and Rocky Pless.

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


Imogean Daniels Williams, 72, of Center, Texas passed away on April 14, 2021.

Mrs. Williams was born to the Late Hilton Lee Daniels and Rosie Lee Garrett Daniels. She is a 1967 C.H. Daniels High School graduate. 

Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Westview Cemetery in Center at 1:00 P.M. Bro. Freddie Wilson will be officiating. 

She is survived by:

Byron Daniels of Tyler
Brian (LaQuita) Williams of San Augustine
Norris Glenn (Valaria) Hearne

Daughter, Tabitha (Tommy) Williams of Center 

Lilton Daniels of Center, Texas
George (Elma) Daniels of Center

Thelma Nobles of Tyler
Joyce Horton of Center
Deborah (Kenneth) Goodwin of Center

Aunt, Hazel Brown of Longview

Special Cousin, Joan Garrett of Houston

Visitations will be Tuesday, April 20, 2020 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

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

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net


Rebecca Lee Risinger Eddins, 36, of Center, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at Noon.  Interment will follow at Simpson Cemetery in the Woden Community of Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Born June 15, 1984, in Nacogdoches, Rebecca is the daughter of Troy Lee Risinger and Alice Risinger. She became a homemaker, loving her children, shopping, and her makeup.  

She is survived by: 
Her husband, Joshua Eddins of Center

Kelsey Amburn of Jennings, Louisiana
Katie Amburn of Nacogdoches
Andrew Risinger of Carthage

Grandson, Cameron Lee Fields

Sister, Kimberly Risinger of Woden

Parents, Alice Eddins of Nacogdoches and Troy Lee Risinger of Shelbyville; grandparents, Joy Nichols of Nacogdoches and Ruby Risinger of Shelbyville; numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by her sister, Tabatha Risinger and her grandfather, “Buddy” Risinger.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Fanestiel, Adam Skeeters, Jacob Eddins, Ronnie Broadway, Brent Risinger, and Landon Lavergne.

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


Rose Brashear McNeill, 77, of Tenaha, Texas passed this life April 10, 2021, in Longview, Texas. Mrs. Rosalee Marsh Brashear McNeill was born November 11, 1943.

Her formative years were spent on her family farm outside Gravette, Arkansas. Rose was one of six children born to the marriage of David Edwin and Ruby Dell Edwards Marsh. She was raised in the Christian faith. Rose was schooled in the Gravette educational system, graduating high school there, and then attended business school in Dallas, Texas.

In her legal career, Rose worked as a paralegal, legal secretary, and office manager in such prestigious law firms as Johnson and Swanson in Dallas and Clark, Thomas, Winters and Shapiro in Austin. She also worked for several notable attorneys in other firms including Mack Kidd and Rex White, Jr. of Austin.

Rose loved gardening, particularly flowers. However, the activity she devoted herself to more than any other was caring for the needs of her family and friends. Since her death, several of her friends have commented that if they were asked to sum up her life in three words, it would be that, “she was kind.”

Mrs. McNeill is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Arbie Marsh, and a brother-in-law, Max Scoggins.

She is survived by:

Devoted husband, Larry McNeill, of Tenaha

Son, Logan L. Brashear and wife, Lisa Schoenberger, of Oxnard, California

Paul Marsh and wife Mary of Rogers, Arkansas
Jerry Marsh and wife Pam of Farmington, Arkansas

Frances Riggs and husband Bill of Sparta, Tennessee
Lola Scoggins of Rogers, Arkansas

Sister-in-law, Ima Mae Marsh of Springfield, Missouri

Numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Paxton United Methodist Church in Paxton, Texas, on Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. A family gathering commemorating her life will be held late in May or early June in Rogers, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in her name to Paxton United Methodist Church, c/o Gene Hutto, 1150 CR 3550, Joaquin, Texas.

An online memorial maybe signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Willie Eugene Allen, 95, has gone to be with the Lord on April 11, 2021. He died suddenly at his home in Stonewall, LA of 14 years. Born in Fulton, AK, August 22, 1925 he was known as “Buster” because he was always breaking things.

Preceding him in death were his Grandparents Milton and Lula Cox Allen, his Mother Susie A. Stevens Allen and his sister Leah Allen Osburn.

The teenage “Buster” worked through the latter part of the Great Depression by plowing miles of cotton with two mules and later by digging postholes by hand for telephone poles with an eight foot posthole digger. “Buster” joined the Marine Corps in 1943 and carried a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) during the Pacific Campaign, specifically on Guam.

Gene returned to Shreveport where he married the love of his life Syble J. Belote and they had 72 glorious years together. They had three sons, Kerry, Barry and Mark, 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Gene was a salesman for the majority of his life and retired from Prudential Insurance. As a loving husband and Father Gene not only provided for the family but showed leadership and gave us discipline that has continued down through the generations. He loved the Lord, his wife, family and people in general. Previously he and Syble had lived in Joaquin, TX for 20 years and were active members of the Methodist church.

A celebration of Life will be held at 11AM on April 24, 2021 at the Methodist church in Joaquin, TX followed by lunch. A second Memorial service will be held at The Village at 877 Hwy 171 South, Stonewall, LA at 4:00 p.m. on April 25, 2021.


Michael D. Hubbard, 58 of Center, died at the local emergency on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Mr. Hubbard is a 1981 Center High School graduate. He was born to the late David Lee Hubbard and Wilma Newton Hubbard on March 8, 1963.

Graveside service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at 3:30pm. Rev. Johnny Jones will be officiating.

Mr. Hubbard is survived by:

Wife, Lutonya Michelle Hubbard

Sylvia Hubbard (Aurthur) of Center
Tiara Hubbard of Center

Saundra Harris of Center
Terry Harris (Benita) of Killeen
Debbie Lathan (Michael) of Bossier City, Louisiana
Shanna Hubbard of Center
Jarvis Hubbard of Center
Devonda Hubbard (Danyell) of Tyler
David Curtis of Center
Michael Hubbard (Michelle) of Center
Sylvia Mosby (Victor) of Center
Jimmy Hubbard (Michelle) of Center

Melvin Jackson (Felicia) of Lufkin
Tony Garrett of Lufkin
Demetris Mosley of Texas

Nette Garrett of Carthage
Mary Garrett of San Augustine
Roslyn Land (Tommy) of Shelbyville

Visitations will be Friday, April 16, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Repast: Community House

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

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

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 


Tom Gardner, 84 of Shelbyville, Texas, died on April 12, 2021 at his residence. He was born to the late Clabe Gardner and Annie Redmond Gardner in Center, Texas.

Graveside service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Walker Cemetery in Carthage, Texas. Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Visitations will be Friday, April 16, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1pm to 6pm.

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

Mr. Gardner is survived by:

Wife, Katy Gardner of Shelbyville

Son, Tommy Gardner of Shelbyville

Annie Fay Bell of Beaumont
Dyan Gardner of Shelbyville
Mae Lee Larkin (Michael) of Jasper
Sue Lean Jenkins of Shelbyville
Carolyn Sue Gardner of San Antonio

A host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Lucky Gardner (Wilda) of Center
Betty Sanders (Johnny) all of Center 

Special Cousin, Felton Greer

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935. Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net.