07/25/2022

Janet Turner Capuzzi, 59, of Bryan passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in Katy Texas after a long but courageous battle. Janet was born on January 31, 1963, at Dow Hospital in Freeport, Texas, to Henry and Della Turner.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 10 am at Sand Hill Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 29, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Janet had a prosperous career and worked at DNOW for the last 25 years where she absolutely loved what she did and the people she worked with. She was loved by all who knew her and her smile could light up a room. She never met a stranger and loved to tell stories and jokes to make people laugh.

Janet is preceded in death by her father, Henry Turner, brother-in-law, Timothy Fischer, father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Joan Capuzzi, and sister-in-law, Pat Capuzzi.

She is survived by:

Loving husband of 30 years Kevin Capuzzi of Bryan, Texas

Daughters:
Sarah O’Leary of College Station, Texas
Cady (Paul) Lanfear of Brazoria, Texas
Rachele (Steven II) Schroeter of Sweeny, Texas

Grandchildren: Wyatt, Walker, and Weston Lanfear and Steven III and Isabella Schroeter

Mother, Della Turner of Angleton, Texas

Sister, Julie Fischer of Lake Jackson, Texas

Uncle, Steve (Kandy) Woodall of Bedias, Texas

Sister-in-law, Jo (Bernard) Capuzzi of Sanford, FL

Brother-in-laws:
Darrell (PJ) Capuzzi of Geniva, FL
Randy (Linda) Capuzzi of Longwood, FL

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Capuzzi, Paul Lanfear, Steven Schroeter II, Steven Schroeter III, Steve Woodall, and Roscoe McSwain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wyatt, Walker, and Weston Lanfear and Isabella Schroeter.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

07/25/2022

Klayton Lewis Chambliss, 14, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born November 27, 2007, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Klayton is the son of Kasey Hargrove Chambliss and Robbie Chambliss. His hobbies included football, fishing, and riding 4-wheelers. Klayton loved home, his siblings, and Tenaha ISD. He attended Ramah Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are: 

His parents, Kasey Hargrove Chambliss and Robbie Chambliss of Tenaha

Brothers: 
Preston Chambliss of Tenaha
Christian Lewis Chambliss of Tenaha
Wesley Chambliss of Tenaha

Sister, Emily Chambliss of Tenaha

Great-grandfather, Johnny Hargrove of Shelbyville

Uncle, Richard Sharp Jr. of Joaquin

Cousin, Paislee Sharp of Joaquin

Grandfather, John David Adams of Center

Great-aunts: 
Kim Hargrove Bridges of Center
Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville

Bonus family: 
Abigale Chambliss
Deanna Jackson
Anngelicia Luce
Robert and Barbara Chambliss
Julie Luce

Also a host of extended family and friends

Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard Sharp and Cindy Hargrove Sharp.

Pallbearers will be Jared Hargrove, Jeff Sharp, Brad Stanley, Jessie Griffith, Jamie Carroll, and Lynn Rogers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Woodie Jernigan, Troy Shofner, Cody Miller, Jerrick Hargrove, and Jon Wittenburg.

A special thank you to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

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

07/25/2022

Mary Elizabeth Williams Parker, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in her home. She was born on August 17, 1933 in Mansfield, Louisiana to the late Emmett Claude Williams Sr. and Reba Moorman Williams. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas, with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

From childhood, Betty was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She went on to play the piano and become a choir member. She was the wife of the late Donell Parker. Together, they shared 68 years of marriage and a treasure trove of memories.

Betty loved gospel music and also sang in The Gospel Airs Quartet. She, along with many cherished friends, dedicated their time and talents to the Shelby County Singing Convention. Betty worked at several dress shops and a local bookstore. Most important of all, she raised her family to the best of her ability with a heart filled with prayer in hopes that her family would remember to put God first.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Donald Parker and wife, Kelly
Michael Parker and wife, Monica

Daughter-in-law, Darlene Brymer

Sister, Yvonne Jackson
Nine grandchildren:
Andrew Brymer (Amber)
Cole Parker (Brittany)
Timothy Parker (Emily)
Whitney Rice (Matt)
Alex Parker (Lyssa)
Laeken Parker
Mackenzie Parker
Kristi Thibodeaux (Scott)
Derrick Suarez (Theresa)

Great-grandchildren: Logan, Bronson, Ethan, Abel, soon to be born, Kovy, Carson, Case, Mason, Colin, Sophie, Mila, Beckham, Connor, Adrienne, Eleanor, Liliana

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Donell Parker, parents Emmett Claude Williams, Sr. and Reba Moorman Williams, a sister, Christine Williams Stumpf, a brother, Emmett Claude Williams, Jr., a son, David Brymer, and a grandson, Jacob Brymer.

Pallbearers serving will be Timothy Parker, Carson Parker, Cole Parker, Derrick Suarez, Scott Thibodeaux, and Connor Thibodeaux.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Cindy Webb, devoted caregiver and friend, for the excellent care she provided our mama, our Granny, Betty.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to your favorite charitable or religious organization.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

07/25/2022

Bonnie Estelle (Knowles) Baker, age 87, who passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 19 at her residence in Timpson, Texas.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 1:00pm at Tennessee Community Presbyterian Church, Timpson. Burial will be at the Tennessee Community Presbyterian Church Cemetery (5231 Fm 947, Timpson, TX 75975). Funeral services will be conducted by Chaplain Anthony Baker.

The family requests that visitation be observed in the Tennessee Community Presbyterian Church, located at 5231 Fm 947, Timpson, TX 75975 on Saturday from 10:00AM until time of service.

Survivors include:

Beloved husband of over 65 years, Kenneth Lewis Baker

Sons:
Richard Baker (his wife Brenda Baker)
Lewis Baker

Daughters:
Yvette (Baker) Bowen
Tanya Baker

Sister, Sharon Paulson (her husband Steve Paulson)

8 grandchildren:
Kenneth Joe Bowen (his wife Cheryl)
Billie Myrick (her husband Robert)
James Bearb, Jr.
Nicole Baker
Ashley (Baker) Basco (her husband Michael)
Jame’ Bearb
Anthony Baker
Kayli (Baker) Mathews (her husband Randy)

11 great-grandchildren: Brendan, Steven, Valyn, Jazmin, Kylie, Emerald, Cannon, Korie, Aiden, Cole, and Rylen

She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank Knowles and Alberta May (Hudson) Knowles, one grandchild Ryan Baker, son-in-law Bill Bowen and siblings L.D Knowles, Cecil Knowles, Carlton Knowles and Mary Anne Knowles.

Bonnie, a native of Mobile, Alabama, who later called Louisiana and Texas home, spent most of her life as a military spouse and has been a member of the Tennessee Community Presbyterian Church for the past 18 years. She worked in the past as a nursing assistant, substitute teacher, attendant, and school bus driver. Mrs. Baker, affectionately known as "Nannie," was a devoted wife, friend, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She was a true Florence Nightingale, traveling to take care of so many in their time of need and referred to these trips as mercy trips. She cherished spending time with her family and friends, enjoyed traveling and loved the great outdoors.

Pallbearers will be James Bearb, Jr., Brendan Myrick, Steven Fuss, Robert Myrick, Randy Mathews, and Michael Basco.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Baker, Lewis Baker, Kenneth Joe Bowen, Cannon Myrick, Rylen Mathews, Aiden Basco and Cole Basco.

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.

07/22/2022

Larry Hendricks, 69, of Center was born on July 29, 1952, to the late Arvel and Beatrice (Livingston) Hendricks. He passed from this life on July 14, 2022.

The family will receive friends and loved ones for a come-and-go visitation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the McNutt Funeral Home Chapel.

Larry was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Larry spent most of his years as a carpenter/upholsterer and worked hard to provide for his family. In his spare time, Larry could be found in front of the TV watching “his shows”- classics like Bonanza and Mash. He loved and adored his grandchildren, and they certainly loved their Poppy. Larry found joy in the mundane and was known to be very quiet and keep to himself; his home was his favorite place to be. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Larry leaves behind:

Wife of 49+ years, Beverly Hendricks

Children:
Gwen and Roberto Rodriguez
Kevin and Charlotte Hendricks

Eight grandchildren: Coleman, Chase, Bailey, Kathy, Emily, Tristan, Mikah, and Avery

Sisters:
Barbara Renfro
Sheila Eubank
Becky Windham and spouse, David

Sisters-in-law:
Beverly Hendricks
Rita Hendricks

As well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his daughter, Lesa Davis, his parents; two sisters: Patsy Adams, and Joy Fay Bailey, and four brothers: LaWayne, Jerry, Stanley, and James “Bud” Hendricks; and two brothers-in-law, Herman Bailey, and Jimmy Renfro.

Services are under the direction of McNutt Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas.

07/20/2022

John “Ski” Koltonski, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Visitation will start at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with Father Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Born March 14, 1954, John is the son of Edward Koltonski and Ann Andres. He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. John was a talker with a big personality. He loved cars, old movies, vintage radio programs, and playing solitaire. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

Survivors include:

Sons:
John Koltonski and wife Summer of Shelbyville
Matt Koltonski and wife Crystal of Shelbyville
Chris Koltonski and wife Whitney of Shelbyville
Cade Koltonski and wife Ashley of Midland

Grandchildren: Jayden, Brayden, Payton, Kashton, Blake and Hunter, Lila Ann and Caleb, and Kendall

Brothers:
Tony Koltonski and wife Deborah of South Carolina
Frank Koltonski and wife Joan of South Carolina
Ed Koltonski and wife Marcy of Ohio

Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Koltonski; parents, Edward Koltonski and Ann Andres Koltonski.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 91, Shelbyville, TX 75973.

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

07/19/2022

Becky “Jane” Hudnall, 71, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at her home. 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday July 22, 2022 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Stephen Hudnall and Felix Hudnall officiating. Interment will follow West Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday July 21, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 

She was born April 9, 1951 to Allen Nichols, Jr. and Ada (Wilburn) Nichols in Honey Island, Tx. She loved spending time with her family. 

She is preceded by her parents, Allen and Ada Nichols, husband, Joe Hudnall, and Brothers, George Nichols and Rex Nichols.

She is survived by:
Son, Joey Hudnall and wife, Tina 

Daughter, Marcy Anthony 

Grandchildren:
Stephanie Moore
Kyla Ramsey and husband, Colton
Morgan Cooper and husband, Colin
Bobby Hudnall and fiancé Madison Davis
Brianna Little 
Tee Eberlan
David Anthony
Jacy Anthony  

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Addi Ramsey
Bryleigh Ramsey
Trent Ramsey
Harper Ramsey
Delta Cooper

Son-in-law, Tommy Anthony

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends and other Family

Pallbearers:
Dwayne Hudnall, Chris Hudnall, Bobby Hudnall, David Anthony, Colton Ramsey and Colin Cooper

Honorary Pallbearer, Weston Sowell

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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

07/19/2022

Funeral services will be held for Florine Wall, 73, of Timpson, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Taylor Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Taylor Funeral Home.
 
Mrs. Florine Wall was born on December 7, 1948 in Garrison, Texas. She passed on July 16, 2022 in Tyler, Texas.
Mrs. Florine Wall was born in the small town of Garrison, to the parents Bennie H. Airrington and Estelle “Spurlock” McNutt on December 7th, 1948 as a twin to her sister Maurine “Arrington” Richards. Soon after her birth, they moved to Center, Texas and made many lasting friends and wonderful memories there. Later, Florine attended Furr Junior and Senior High School where she would obtain her GED.

For most of Florine’s life she had an obsession with M&Ms and its memorabilia. In her adult years, she collected it all from the largest of signs and boxes to the smallest of trinkets. If it could be moved and had the M&M logo on it, she would find a way to collect and display it. 

M&M’s weren’t the only thing she collected though. She was also very fond of purses and shoes, of which she had a vast collection of both. She had an exquisite feminine touch and had a shoe and a purse to match any outfit. If she didn’t have a match, it wouldn’t be long before she made one. Her drive to collect made her an amazing person to shop with. She had a purpose to stop at every store along her route, especially when it came to vacations. She loved to go out in the town with her sisters and would never come back empty handed.

Although she collected many things during her life, the most priceless possession Florine had was her loving family. She would give everything she had to be there for them and protect them. She didn’t have a need to be involved in local clubs or organizations because her family was the only support group she needed.

Florine is survived by: 
Her husband, Richard E. Wall

Sons: 
Allen Kimbro
Aaron Kimbro and wife, Jenny
Richard D. Wall and fiancé Misty Exnicious

Daughters: 
Janera Wall
Liz Wall
Angie Green and husband, Johnnie
Janie Chasten and husband Jimmy

Sisters: 
Merle Thompson
Sue Cook
Mary Hood
Maurine Richards

Grandchildren: 
Chris Oliver
Dillon Kimbro
Ally Kimbro
Baylor Kimbro
Brecken Kimbro
Jason Hogard
Lacie Chasten
Connor Wall
Rick Oliver, and wife Rachelle
Jessica Oliver and husband Dexter Durham
Tara McCurley and husband Daniel
Zac Hogard and wife Eveylynn
Shay Chasten and husband Sean Lowe
Crystal Silva and husband Richard
Taylor McRight and husband Grant
Kourtney Wall and husband David Brunet
Kaitlyn McHenry and husband Travis

Along with 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

Florine is preceded by her mother, Estelle McNutt; father, Bennie H. Airrington; brothers, Calvin Fulsum, Bennie R. Airrington, and Joe Airrington; daughter, Donna Graham; and grandson, Jonathan Graham.

Serving as pallbearers are Henry Denton, Connor Wall, Brian Sigler, Donald Sigler, Aaron Beall, and Oddie Mickelboro.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home - https://www.taylorfh.net/

07/19/2022

José Leonardo Rodríguez Camarillo, 38, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be from 9am to 9pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 11am, Thursday, July 21, 2022, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born February 29, 1984, Jose is the son of Cleotilde Camarillo Herrera and Jose Ascencio Rodriguez Lara.  

He is survived by:

Wife, Maria Veronica Moreno

Son, Edwin Rodriguez

Daughter, Sofia Rodriguez

Father, Jose Asencion Rodriguez Lara

Mother, Cleotilde Camarillo Herrera

Sisters:
Mayra Rodriguez and husband Julio Luna
Yuliana Rodriguez and husband Mario Valdez
Lizeth Rodriguez and husband Aldo Mendoza

Grandparents, Guillermo Camarillo and Isidra Herrera

Nieces and nephews:
Mayra Luna and husband Bryan Gallegos
Julio Luna
Regina Luna
Nicolas Valdez
Rodrigo Valdez
Aldo Mendoza
Leonardo Gallegos

Proceded in death by Leonardo Rodriguez Robles and Mercedes Lara Gaytan.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Rodriguez, Jose Asencian Rodriguez, Julio Luna, Flocelo Landin, Ignacia Gonzalez, and Jaime Mendoza.

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

07/18/2022

John Bryant Chapman, 28, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Born January 1, 1994, John is the son of Judy Richard and Hugh Chapman. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and spending all the time he could with his kids.

Survivors include: 
Parents, Judy and Hugh Chapman of Logansport, Louisiana

Children: 
Hayven Chapman
Carleigh Chapman
Baylor Chapman

Brother, J.D. Glaze

Sisters: 
Felicia Louis
Lacey Mustin
Jessica McCoid

also, numerous nieces and nephews

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

07/18/22

Huey Glen (HG) Hughes passed away peacefully on July 15, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on February 19, 1936, in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Tracy and Opal Hughes.

Huey loved working on his home which included taking diligent care of his vegetable garden. He enjoyed fishing and loved to weld. Huey always made sure to travel back to his hometown in East Texas at least once a month. Above all, Huey will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.

Left to cherish his memory is:

The love of his life and loving wife of 66 years, Iris Virginia (Jen) Hughes

Sons: 
Marshall Glen Hughes and wife Sheila
Grady Wayne Hughes

Daughter, Sherrie McGee

Bonus daughter, Stacy Blanton

Granddaughters:
Jenna Braddy and husband Chad
Tammy Miller
Stephanie Reeder and husband Chris

Grandsons:
Daniel Perry
William McGee and wife Anabella

Great-granddaughters:
Rylee
MaKenna
Taylor
Kinley
Charlotte

Great-grandson on the way, yet to be named, but known as Lucky Boy McGee

Sisters:
Carrie Bailey
Virginia Campbell

as well as numerous other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends who will all miss Huey greatly.

Huey is preceded in death by his father, Tracy Hughes; mother, Opal (Bradshaw) Hughes; sister, Melba Battles; brother, Spencer Hughes; brother, Jerry Hughes; sister, Cheryl McCauley; and son-in-law, Bill McGee.

Services are under the direction of Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving, TX.

07/18/2022

Billy Everett Akridge, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 in Nacogdoches, Tx.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Wednesday July 20, 2022 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jon Sherrill officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at Mangum Chapel.

Billy was born November 14, 1946 to Luther and Edna Avis (Adkison) Akridge.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jan Akridge, parents, Luther and Edna Akridge, sisters, Carolyn Fenley, Joyce Chandler and Susan Toomer and brothers, Jimbo Akridge, Benny Joe Akridge, Danny Akridge and Gene Akridge.

He is survived by:

Children:
Tara Jordan and Brandon of Center
Chad Akridge and Leslie of Center
J.C. Akridge and Amanda of Center

Grandchildren:
Jake Jordan and Sarah
Kolby and Kamryn Jordan
Kason Jordan
Bo Jordan
Austin and Shelby Akridge
Isabella Akridge
Raylee Akridge
Lauren Akridge
Wyatt Akridge
Jaidyn Akridge

Great-Grandsons:
Easton Lee Akridge 
Carson Akridge

Special Nephew, Junior Miller

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jake Jordan, Kolby Jordan, Kason Jordan, Bo Jordan, Austin Akridge and Wyatt Akridge

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

07/18/22

Alfred Edward Barnett, 92, of Conroe, Texas, passed away on July 16, 2022, in Conroe, Texas.  

Graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, US 96 N Tenaha, Tx at 11:30 am on Tuesday July 19, 2022

Alfred Edward McDaniel was born July 28, 1928 to Clarence Edward and Ella Louella (Lindley) Barnett in Vernon, Tx.

He is survived by:
His daughter, Pamela Daniel and husband, Bill

Grandchildren:
Jason Daniel and wife, Vikki
Brittney Sparacino and husband, Bardi
Tara Levin and husband, Lucas

Great-grandchildren: 
Jack Daniel
Scarlett Isabella
Magnus 

Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ella Barnett, his wife, JoAnn Batez Barnett, son, Rickey Barnett and Sister, Bertha Shifflet

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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

07/15/2022

Tena Denese Moragas, 57, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Center.

Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Chuck Horton officiating.

Born December 12, 1964, Tena is the daughter of Linda Samford and Bobby D. Watson. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, riding her side by side, and beach trips. Tena loved her dogs and loved spending time with grandkids.  

Survivors include: 
Daughter, Elissa and husband Cody Taylor

Son, Nathan Hathorn and wife Cadence

Grandchildren: 
Kypton Taylor
Madyx Taylor
Elli Hathorn
Eathan Hathorn
Ezra Hathorn

Sister, Lisa and husband Charlie Verrett

Nephews: 
Radi Verrett and Ashley Alumbaugh
Bubba Verrett

Niece, April and husband Gavin Victoria

Preceded in death by husband, John E. Moragas; parents, Linda Samford Watson and Bobby D. Watson; and grandson, Eoin Hathorn.

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

07/15/2022

Albert Carlisle McGee Jr., 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with interment to follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Born October 28, 1934, in McCool, Mississippi, Albert is the son of Lura McClelland and Albert Carlisle McGee Sr. He played football for Weir High School and later joined the United States Air Force. He served during the Korean War, Cuban Crisis, and Vietnam War, retiring after 23 years of service. Following retirement, he worked in the oil field and became a licensed heavy equipment operator. Albert cleared his land in East Texas and raised chickens and cattle on his farm with his family. He loved North Jericho Church, where he was involved in its reopening after 24 years. Albert was the last remaining deacon. He loved Pastor Mike Belgard and Connie. Albert enjoyed live music and always surrounded himself with his family and dear friends who were like family - John Oliver, Waylon George, John Watson, late “Runt” Ramsey, and Danny Paul and Sally Windham.

Survivors include:

Wife, Mary Vivian Bailey McGee

Daughter, Tamara “Tammy” Alicia McGee Anderson

Son, Albert Carlisle “Chip” McGee III

Grandson, Mark Shannon Anderson and fiance, Casey Davis

Brother, Jimmie C. McGee

Sister, Nancy Malek

Special friends, Robin Fulsom Andrews and Melanie Scott.

Preceded in death by parents, Lura McClelland and Albert Carlisle McGee Sr.; brother, J.D. McGee; and sisters, Ellie Curtis and Elsia Wilson.

A special thanks to Tammy Jacobs, Mike Belgard and Connie, Peggy Johnson, Gueinn Clark, Don Bailey and Doris, Billie Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hart, Rick Murphy and Dianne, and Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver.

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

07/14/2022

Alton Hurst Clark, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2022, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born December 31, 1955, Alton is the son of Virginia Townsend and Daniel Gilbert Clark.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and welding.  

He is survived by:

Wife, Bethe Ann Clark of Joaquin

Children:
Keith Clark and Andrea of Nacogdoches
Michael Clark of Nacogdoches
Kristi Porter and Robert of Center
Vickie Bragg and husband Justin of Joaquin
Douglas Bragg and Clara of Center

Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Clark and wife Summer
Justin Clark and wife Odalis
Zack
Bryan and wife Ashton
Dillion
Daniel Clark and wife McKenzie
Brooklyn and husband Joshua
Levi
Savannah
Sarah
Junior
Stephanie

6 great-grandchildren

Sisters:
Judy Faulkner of Houston
Rhonda McCrohan and Tom of Dennison

Preceded in death by parents, Virginia Townsend and Daniel Gilbert Clark; and sister, Jana Marr.

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

07/14/2022

Mona Ray Daw Brandt, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022, in San Antonio.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation at Watson and Sons Funeral Home at 9am. Tim Perkins will officiate.

Born January 2, 1941, Mona is the daughter of Lorine Blount Daw and Burk Daw. She was master of many tasks – sales, writing, photography, business ownership, restaurant owner, etc. In Shelby County, Mona served as a SCSO Deputy. Hobbies included puzzles, writing, painting, reading her Bible, crafting, and family. A huge SPURS fan, Mona loved watching basketball! She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she served as Associate Pastor and Sunday School Teacher.

Survived by:

Son, John Edward Brandt

Daughter-in-law, Twilla Lynn Brandt

Son, Stephen Anthony Brandt

Grandchildren:
John Matthew Brandt
Ashley Nicole Whitehead
Christina Rene Brandt
Charlea Jones

Also, many great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by parents, Lorine Blount Daw and Burk Daw; and brother, Wayford A. Daw.

Pallbearers will be John Brandt, Brandon Whitehead, Stephen Brandt, Christina Brandt, Matt Brandt, and Matthew Brandt. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Brandt.

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

07/14/2022

James P. Bratchett (Duck), 68, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2022, at the Center ER.

Visitation will be held from 9am 6pm on Friday, July 15, 2022 at Community Chapel in Center. Funeral service is 2pm Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas. Interment is at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Bishop Cedric Grace officiating. Due to Covid-19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

John Preston Bratchett was born on November 23, 1953 to the late Zeeke Bratchett and Ella Mae Lane Bratchett. He accepted Christ at an early age and attended Lincoln High School in San Augustine, Tx.

He worked for E.L. Bruce in Center, Texas for 30 years. In 1971 he met and married Johnnie Marie Handy who preceded him death. 

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Sister, Patsy Perkins

Daughters:
Mary McCollister
Tenesia Johnson (Carlos)
Contetter Jackson (Dan)
Annette Bratchett (William)
Kattie Gray (Cornelius)

Grandchildren:
Angelia Hill (Darius)
Joshua McCollister (LaNieba)
Okevia Hubbard (Jalen)
Marques Davis (Tatiana)
Tymaryon Davis (Mae)
Ty-eshia Johnson
Jayla Tutt
Kadence Tutt
Chance Gray

Nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces an nephews

He was preceded in death by Johnnie Marie Hand; his mother and father, 13 brothers and sisters, one sister-in-law, and one brother-in-law.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

07/14/2022

Annie Lee Haley, age 77, transitioned from labor to reward on July 9, 2022. She was born on June 13, 1945 in Shelbyville, Texas to Albert and Myrtle Haley.

Services will be held Friday, July 15, 2022, 11am at Goodwill Baptist Church Pineland, Texas with Rev. Steve Gardner, Eulogist. Due to Covid-19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

In 1960 she met and married Mr. Murnest C. Freeney of Rusk, Texas. This union brought forth (5) five children: Burnest Lee, Margaret, Earnest, Edwin, and Patrick.

She moved from Texas to Oakland, California in 1968, where she studied at Laney College, and later graduated from Barbeon Modeling School in San Francisco, California.

In Oakland, California Annie was an active member of Humanity Missionary Baptist Church. After she moved back to Pineland, Texas, she joined Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Sister, Cecile Spikes

Brothers:
James Haley
Willie Haley
Orvis Gardner
Stevie Gardner
Charles Haley

Daughter, Margaret Freeney

Sons:
Earnest Freeney
Edwin Freeney
Patrick Freeney Mignon

12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Myrtle Haley; brother, Elzie Haley; son, Burnest Lee Freeney. 

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

07/13/2022

Tommy Glenn McClelland, 74, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Graveside service will be held at noon, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County with visitation at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center beginning at 9am. Deacon Mike McClelland will officiate.

Born October 12, 1947, in Pineland, Tommy is the son of Lela Boyd and Floyd McClelland. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart. Tommy enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:

Wife, Claudia McClelland

Sons:
Heath McClelland
Bryan McClelland and wife Bonnie
Jason McClelland

Grandchildren:
Corey McClelland and wife Shelby
Tristan McClelland
Kilye and husband Colton Parker
Kaylee McClelland
Hailey McClelland

Brothers:
Willie McClelland and wife Sue
Jimmy McClelland and wife Judy

Sister, Christine Compton

Brothers-in-law:
Jesse Hudspeth and wife Sandy
Henry Hudspeth and wife Shelly
Yancy Hudspeth and wife Christina
Frank Hudspeth

Sister-in-law, Nina Walker and John Miles

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Lela Boyd and Floyd McClelland.

Pallbearers will be Corey McClelland, Kade Hudspeth, Tristan McClelland, Camden Cordray, Jason McClelland, and Kalob Hudspeth.

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

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