11/27/2019

Hazel Cornelius Williams, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2019 in Center, Texas.  Born June 29, 1929, in Center, Texas, Hazel is the daughter of the late Archie Aaron Dean and Leona (Guidry) Williams.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas with Bro. Michael Williams officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home. 

Hazel was born and raised in Shelby County, Texas. She attended Center High School. Hazel married the love of her life, K.P. Williams, December 02, 1947 and the two were married over 64 years before his passing. She had an entrepreneurial spirit which led her to open “Wig Villa” in the early 70’s. She later owned a H & R Block franchise for several years. She enjoyed reading, along with keeping up with family and friends on Facebook. Hazel is a member of the Eastern Star. She served her Lord passionately by attending Center Christian Fellowship and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Hazel is survived by:

Sons:
LaMoine Williams of Lufkin, Texas
Michael W. Williams and wife Brenda of Willis Point, Texas

Daughter, Regina Metcalf of Center, Texas

Brother, Aaron Thomas Dean and wife Peggy of Livingston, Texas

Grandchildren:
Jana Hagler of Center, Texas
Joel Porter of Center, Texas
Amy Bryant and husband Jason of Keller, Texas
Rebecca Lackey of Broaddus, Texas
Chris Williams and wife Cissy of Willis Point, Texas
Charity Morgan and husband Jason of Edgewood, Texas
Amanda Strutton and husband Ryan of Willis Point, Texas
Jennifer Byrd and husband Clinton of Keller, Texas
Jonathan Williams and wife Elizabeth of Rockwall, Texas

32 great grandchildren

4 great grandchildren

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

She is preceded in death by her husband, K.P. Williams Jr.; parents, Archie and Leona Dean; grandson, Nathan Williams; and sister, Era Maxine Williams.

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

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

11/27/2019

Travis Wayne Grisby, 68 of Center, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his residence in Kilgore.

Funeral service is Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment is at St. John Cemetery, Center, Texas with Pastor Winston Kibbles officiating.

He is survived by:

Sister, Dora Grisby of Shelbyville

Aunt, Joyce Ann Cartwright of Shelbyville

Special Cousin of Brenda Carrila of Center

Host of cousins, family, and friends.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

11/26/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Curtis Joe “Chicken Hawk” Harris, 64, of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Harris passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. He was born on June 29, 1955 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00pm at Zion Hill First  Baptist Church (122 NE Stalling Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961).  Rev. Mack Davis will be officiating.   

Mr. Curtis Joe Harris is survived by:
Sons:  
Curtis Jaymark Harris of Dallas, Texas
Larry Lee Christopher 

Brothers: 
Bobby Joe Harris (Debbie) Dallas, Texas
Tommy Earl Harris (Kim) Nacogdoches, Texas
James Lee Harris (Lachele) Laneville, Texas
Marty Harris of Houston, Texas

Sisters: Betty Marie Harris of Nacogdoches, Denise Harris of Conroe, Texas; Wanda Harris of Cypress, Texas LaDena Harris of Cypress, Texas; and Jessie Moody of Center, Texas 

Committal: Pine Grove Cemetery 6005 Tx 7 Nacogdoches, Texas 75964

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 

11/26/2019

David Wayne Hooper, 56, of Center, Texas passed away on November 25, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born January 20, 1963, David is the son of Verlon Hooper and Thelma Andrews Hooper.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11AM at Old Salem Cemetery in Center, Texas.

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

Donations to help with funeral expenses may be made at Mangum Funeral Home.

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

11/26/2019

Benjamin Thomas “Shorty” Nichols, 57, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham officiating, assisted by Bro. B.J. Windham and Crystal Linebarger. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Nichols was born September 2, 1962, in Shelby County, to Preston Henry and Betty Ann Nichols. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gatherings with friends and family and he had a love for children. Mr. Nichols was saved and baptized at East Hamilton Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Children:
Rowdy Risinger of Orange
Kaci Risinger of Orange

Sisters:
Billie Stanley and husband Darence of Center
Wanda Yarborough and husband Freddie of Timpson
Louise and husband Tony Wall of Center
Erna Williams and husband Keith of Lufkin

Brothers:
James Nichols and wife Charlene of Chireno
Dan H. Nichols of Milam

Numerous nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his wife, Venus Cassell Nichols; parents, Preston Henry and Betty Ann Nichols; and grandmother, Eller Asforia.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Hargroder, Kirk Graves, William Cassell, Michael Cassell Jr., Daniel Cassell, and Lee Gibbs.

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

John Edd Giles, 86, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away November 15, 2019, in Murfreesboro.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Mr. Giles was born January 7, 1933, in Center, Texas, to Robert Gordon Giles and Widdie Lusette Martin Giles.

He served in the United States Army. Mr. Giles loved golf. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Marla Reames

Grandsons: 
Robert Reames
Richard and wife Abby Reames

Great-granddaughter:
Jazmine Reames

His puppies:
Socks
Bella
Buttercup

He is preceded in death by son, Sean Robert Giles; and parents, Robert Gordon Giles and Widdie Lusette Martin Giles.

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

11/25/2019

Margie Tyler, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 1 at 2:30pm in Logansport, La at the First United Methodist Church 201 Gum St. Logansport, La.

Ms. Tyler was born June 23, 1934, in the Pedro Community of Lawrence County, Ohio.  Her hobbies included sewing, reading, gardening, playing any type of card games, and also playing bubble pop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Lesa Parmer of Joaquin

Granddaughter, Addison Parmer of Conroe
Grandson, Jeremy Tyler and fiancé, Jacqulyn Morris of Houston

Great-grandson, Jack Tyler of Houston

Sister-in-law, Juanita Beasley of Joaquin

Nieces:
Sharron Shanz of Joaquin
Vicki Schafer of Denton

Nephew, Rick Bixler of Gilbert, Arizona

Numerous other nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Doug Tyler; son, David Ellis; parents; and sister-in-law, Helen Bixler.

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

11/24/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Laurine Roberts Christopher (100) of Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Christopher passed away Friday, November 15, 2019.  She was born on April 23, 1919 in Garrison, Texas. Mrs. Christopher lived most of her life in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:00am at New Life Church of Lufkin (4707 FM 843 Lufkin, Texas).  Elder Earl Whitaker will be officiating.   

Mrs. Laurine Christopher is survived by:

Son: Billy Roy Christopher of Lufkin, Texas

Grandchildren: 
Billy Roy Christopher and wife of Austin, Texas
Lamiracle of Lufkin, Texas. 
 
God-Granddaughters:
Tracy, Belinda, and Ashley

Great-Grandchildren:
Mary L. Page of Dallas, Texas
Yvonne Holland of Banning California

Brothers: 
R.C. Roberts of Alaska
Elvenish Roberts of Houston, Texas

Sisters-in-law: 
Alice Roberts of Long Beach, California
Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

Visitation: Monday, November 25, 2019 at New Life Church of Lufkin from the hours of 10am -11am.  

Committal: Mt. Mariah Cemetery Garrison, Texas 

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

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

11/24/2019

Teena Harris, 47, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., December 2, 2019, at Lone Cedar Cemetery with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.

Teena was born December 13, 1971, in Houston, TX, to Debbie Parker.  She was a sweet, kind, loving, and organized person. She loved her daughter with all her heart. Teena will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Taylor Harris of Mansura, LA; cousin, Tonya Wagstaff of Joaquin, TX. Teena is also survived by a host of friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Debbie Parker and grandmother, Opal Daniels.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to her daughter’s college fund. Donations are to be mailed to Taylor Harris, 224 ManBorde St., Mansura, LA 71350.

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

11/22/2019

Aaron Lee Richardson, 95 of Nacogdoches, passed away November 20, 2019. He was born July 14, 1924 to John and Bell McKnight Richardson.

Funeral service is Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am Sid D. Roberts Chapel, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX with Rev. James A. Ervin Sr., Eulogist and Pastor Rogers Johnson, Officiating.

Visitations will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Tx.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Tx, under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.

He was a member of Richardson Chapel Church. His education was at Richard Chapel School and E.J. Campbell. He served in the Navy and worked as a driver over years for J.B. Hunt, the bus station, Lone Star, and retired from Weingarten. His hobbies included horses, tractors, farming, and motorcycles.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Daughters:
Rosa Richardson Coakley
Reba and George Malone

Sons:
Willie (Bo) Richardson (Reba)
Eddie Richardson (Kathleen)
Francin Clark
Barron Taylor

Sisters:
Maggie Christopher
Ida Richardson

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Ruth L. Richardson; son, Aaron G. Richardson; siblings, John H. Richardson, Henry Richardson, Willie Bell, Bessie Menefee, George Richardson, Ben Richardson, and Mary Alexander.

Services are under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, Tx 75961.

11/22/2019

Annabell Burson, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday on November 20, 2019 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will immediate follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery near Huxley.

Annabell was born August 16, 1936 in Seiling Oklahoma to Dodge M. Russell and Jennie E. Russell. After she graduated from high school, she attended nursing school and became a Registered Nurse (R.N.). While attending nursing school, she met Jack D. Burson and they were married on March 29, 1957. After becoming a R.N., Annabell served as a nurse in the Obstetric Departments in hospitals in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was a member of the Center Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Burson; son, Russell David Burson; parents, Dodge M. Russell and Jennie E. Russell; and brother Leonard Russell.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty Miller of Amarillo, Texas and Rosalee Cartwright of Morris, Illinois; brother, Oliver Earl Russell of Washington state; brother-in-law Byron Burson of College Station, TX; and several nieces and nephews. 

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

11/22/2019

Beloved husband, father, brother, friend, coach, mentor and advisor, Rob Clifford passed away on November 16, 2019 after a courageously fought battle with renal carcinoma. Born on Christmas Day 1950 in Mexia, TX, Robert Leslie Clifford III, always known as Rob, grew up in Center, TX. Rob matured into an athlete and a scholar, being both Captain of the football team and in the National Honor Society. Athletic, he played on the golf, basketball and football teams. He also was feature editor of the school newspaper and played the lead part of “Curly” in “Oklahoma”! Charming, popular and handsome, he was voted “Mr. Center High School” in his senior year. He went to college at Texas Christian University, where he double-majored in Journalism and Education and graduated in 1973. While at TCU he was assistant editor of the school newspaper, a member of Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism society, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In his Junior year, he met his future wife Vicki while working a college job as a lifeguard at a summer camp. Both had the good sense to know a good thing when they saw it, and neither ever looked back. They were together for 48 years.

Rob was a stockbroker/investment advisor for over 35 years, retiring from Merrill Lynch in 2015. He leaves behind many grateful clients, quite a few of whom he served for 30+ years. His avocation, however, was coaching high school boys basketball. He coached basketball in the evenings and weekends for over 14 years. At the Austin Waldorf School in Austin, TX, he took the team to the state play-offs every year for eight seasons, including the Final Four in the 2010- 2011 season. His overall record there was 197 wins to 69 losses. After moving to Santa Fe, NM he coached basketball at the Santa Fe Waldorf School for six seasons, taking the team to the State Quarter Finals three of the six years. One of his greatest joys was staying in touch with former players and feeling that he had played a role in shaping them into becoming good men.

He was a good man, a family man. A present and involved father, his sons still groan over puns and jokes he would invent to amuse (torture!) them at the dinner table. He was a devoted husband who never, ever forgot to bring home dark chocolate on special occasions. Rob loved New Mexico and enjoyed playing golf, playing guitar and singing, traveling, following local high school sports, exploring the history and cultures of the area, socializing with friends, eating tons of green chile, and dog park adventures with his dog Quanah and all of his dog park buddies.
This brief obituary doesn’t begin to convey the essence of the man. He was kind, funny, generous, trustworthy, loving, loyal, smart and charming. He was an athlete, a whiz with numbers, a wordsmith and a musician. He was beloved by many, and we miss him terribly. He is survived by his wife Vicki of Santa Fe, NM, his son Greyson (and wife Morgan and grandson Waylon) of Breckenridge, CO, his son Daniel (and wife Jennifer and grandchildren Aman and Ruth) of Manitou Springs, CO, and his sister and brother-in-law Carol and David Turner of DeBerry, TX (and nephew Cliff Turner of St. Louis, MO and niece Leslie Turner of Austin,TX). 

The family sincerely wishes to thank Dr. Malcolm Purdy, MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital Palliative Care and Discharge Planning Departments, Beehive Homes Assisted Living and Ambercare Hospice for the kind and humane care they provided during these difficult times.

In honor of Rob’s life, please make a donation to a youth charity of your choice. At Rob’s request, a private Memorial service is being planned for the spring “when the Western Tanagers are here”. 

Condolences to the family may be sent to: berardinellifuneralhome.com/tributes/Robert-Clifford

11/20/2019

Danny Lamar “Big Daddy” Scarborough, 68, passed away November 19, 2019 in Tyler, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

He was born November 22, 1950 in Center, Texas, to Jeff and Ruth Scarborough. He was a member and Deacon of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for many many years. He loved the Lord and had a huge impact on the life of many through his teaching of the Bible and how he led by example in his day to day life. Danny was loved by all and was always known by everyone as “Big Daddy”. Big Daddy was very active in his children and grandchildren’s lives and attended as many of their functions as he could fit in whether it be sports to theatre events. He loved to fish, hunt, play 42, pitch washers and watch westerns. He will be missed by a multitude of friends and family that loved him, but we all rest easy in knowing he is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Survived by

Wife of 50 years, Judy Scarborough of Huxley

Sons:
Phillip Scarborough and wife Stacey of Huxley
Patrick Scarborough and wife Jaclyn of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Savannah Dutton and husband Robbey
Alli Jo Baldwin
Brayden Scarborough
Brylee Scarborough
Brysen Scarborough
Bryant Scarborough
Ashton Scarborough
Saylor Scarborough

Sisters:
Deloris Sample and Husband Donald of Quitman
Merlyon Chandler and Husband Larry of Huxley

Sister-in-law:
Mozell Scarborough of Pasadena
Barbara Jeff Wilburn of Orange

Brother-in-laws:
Bobby Wilburn and wife Cora of Joaquin
Price Wilburn of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends

Preceded in Death by: parents, Jeff and Ruth Scarborough; brother, Larry Scarborough; daughter, Pam Baldwin and Husband Scotty.

Pallbearers: Bobby Daw, Dennis Thompson, Donnie Adams, Larry O’Rear, Keith O’Rear, Dale Vaughn, Howard Davis, Richard Livingston, Craig Hendricks

Honorary Pallbearer: Phil Lynch

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church Youth fund at 177 County Road 2450, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or to Strong Cemetery, c/o Prentice Hendricks, PO Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935.

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

11/20/2019

Kenneth McGough, Jr., 58 of Shelbyville, passed away November 16, 2019 after a long struggle with an illness.

He was born in El Dorado Arkansas on December 13, 1961. He was a truck driver for more than 25 years. He was a generous man with a big heart. He cared so much for close friends that he claimed them as family.

He is survived by:

Mother, Sara McGough

Children:
James McGough
Kara Lawson (spouse Cody Lawson)

Grandchildren: Brooklyn, Emma and Bradley Lawson.

Along with brother, Bobby McGough, and two nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Kenneth McGough Sr., and grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at Huxley Bay Marina, 12925 FM2694, Shelbyville, TX 75973 on December 14, 2019 at 2:00pm.

Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City, Louisiana.

11/19/2019

Thena Moore, 77 of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019 at her residence.

Wake is Friday evening, November 22 from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service is at 11am on Saturday, November 23 at Friendship Baptist Church, Bobo, Tenaha, Texas. Interment is at Friendship Cemetery Bobo Community, Tenaha with Rev. Carlton Walls officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Arethenia Anthony (Johnathan) of Beaumont
Pearl Bizzell (Brady) of Dallas
Thelma Moore of Tenaha

Son, Dewayne Moore of Tenaha

8 Grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild

Sisters:
Gloria Battle of Houston
Gloria Roberts (Katral) of Dallas
Melva Colbert (Vernon) of Houston
Joyce Earl of Dallas
Mary Lewis of Dallas
Martha Browder (Robert) of Dallas
Barbara Earl of Dallas
Winfred Earl of Timpson
Jennie Williams (Henry) of Dallas

Brothers:
Joe D. Bussey of Timpson
Elijah Bussey (Corintian) of Lafayette, LA
Welton Earl (Cherry) of Timpson
Bennett Early (Lois) of Timpson
Tony Wallace of Dallas
J.L. Hubbard of Timpson

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas

11/18/2019

Hicks Mortuary is announcing memorial service for Mr. Curtis Aaron Price II, 40, of Center, Texas. Mr. Price passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born on March 1, 1979 in Houston, Texas.     

Memorial service will be Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00am at Abundant Love Ministries, 1426 Shelbyville Street Center, Texas 75935. Bro. Marlin Cloudy will be officiating.   

Mr. Curtis A. Price II is survived by:

Children:  Curtis Price III and Xaaron Price Parents: Curtis and Geraldine Price of Center, Texas

Brothers: Keith (Quiena) Price of Dallas, Texas; Antonio (Angela) Price of Ervin, Texas; and Jonathan Price of Arizona

Sisters:  LaDelsha Price of Humble, Texas and Mon-Ruth Price of Center, Texas

Special Acknowledge Sister: Tera Garcia of Longview, Texas 
Wake: Friday, November 22, 2019 at Hicks Chapel from 4pm to 6pm. 
Repass: Abundant Love Fellowship Hall 

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

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

11/18/2019

James Richard Shofner, 89 of Center, Texas, left this world on Monday, November 18, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born to Martin Lee and Bessie Flemings Shofner on December 21, 1929, in Center, Texas. After graduating high school, he proudly served his country for eight years in the United States Navy, where he completed a tour of duty during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, James promised the Lord if He would let him get back to the Piney Woods of East Texas he would never leave for long. It was a promise he kept short of a few brief vacations. 

Upon his marriage to Rosa, he settled in Center to raise a family and run his machine shop building, tinkering and creating for many years. He was a Master Mason and was the Worshipful Master of Lodge 149. James was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a long-time member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley, Texas, where he was a deacon for 58 years. Everyone who knew him knew of his faith and unending love for Jesus. He passed that love along not only to his family, but also to countless friends and strangers alike. We are certain that upon reaching the Pearly Gates he was met by a host of family and friends and welcomed with the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Services will be Thursday November 21, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with visitation Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

James is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rosa Lee Vaughn Shofner of Center. Daughters Debora Shofner Johnson and husband Darrell of Center and Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center. 

Grandchildren:
Rex Johnson and wife Allison
Nikki Johnson Butler and husband David
Misty Wilburn
Micah Wilburn 

Great-grandchildren:
Katie Johnson Warner and husband Kyle
Rhett Butler
Callie Johnson
Guner Youngblood

Brother, Delbert Shofner 

Sisters:
Edna Ruth Birdwell
Linda Henderson and husband Joe 
Kathi Howard and husband Dewey

Sister-in-law, Ann Vaughn Yarbrough 

Special friend and Brother in Christ: Prentice Hendricks

As well as a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. 

He is proceeded in death by his parents Martin Lee and Bessie Flemings Shofner; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Gladys Snider Vaughn; son-in-law, Michael Wilburn; sisters, Mary Lee Reichel, Bille Jean Livingston; brothers-in-law, Leon Livingston, Doug Parker, Pug Yarbrough, J.C. Vaughn, Bryant Birdwell, Jerry Reichel; sisters-in-law, Doris Parker, Carol Shofner, Marilynn Vaughn; niece, Kimberly Parker. 

Pallbearers will be Rex Johnson, David Butler, Chester Dawson, Lynn Raymond, Kyle Warner, Rhett Butler, Guner Youngblood 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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

11/18/2019

Richard Griffin, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Griffin was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dick Griffin and Clara Anderson Griffin. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where he was involved in the Fellowship Sunday school class.

He is survived by:
His wife: Mary Ann Alford Griffin of Center

Sons: 
Robert Griffin and wife Melody of Center
David Griffin of Center

Grandson: Blake Griffin of Center

Special friends: 
Linda Jansen and her son Drake of Huxley
Alex Rafael of Center

Brothers: 
Bobby Griffin and wife Carol of Lufkin
Jerry Griffin and wife Phyllis of Joaquin

Brother-in-law: Charles Alford and wife Mary Lou of San Augustine

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Clara Griffin; brother, Dan Griffin; daughter-in-law, Vickie Case Griffin; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buford and Jimmie Alford.

Pallbearers will be Ray Griffin, Jason Griffin, Keith Alford, Phil Sublett, Steve Thompson, Ken Boles, Alex Rafael, and Spencer Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Griffin, Hardy Meredith, David Poole, and Wesley Groves.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, www.alz.org, 800.272.3900.

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

11/18/2019

Michael Wayne Breaux, 62, of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born January 13, 1957, in Houston, Texas to the late Clarence Joseph Breaux and Irene Marie (Abshire) Breaux. Memorial service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 5-8 PM at Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison. 

Michael was born Houston, Texas and raised Winnie, Texas. He graduated from East Chamber High School in Winnie, Texas. Michael later joined the United States Navy and served his country for over 4 years. While home on leave in Winnie Texas, Michael met the love of his life, Elizabeth Breaux and the two were married January 16, 1989, spending more than 30 years together before his passing. Michael was an employee of Arlam Water Supply. He enjoyed the outdoors, hog trapping, fishing, and hunting. He was an all around handyman. Michael enjoyed helping and serving others. Michael loved the Lord. He was of the Catholic faith. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Breaux; sons, John Steven Mooney and wife Brandy Nichole; Patrick Joseph Breaux and wife Cara; Jacob Michael Breaux; daughters, Stephanie Renee Mooney, Alicia Lenea Noe; brother, Ronald D. Breaux; grandchildren, John-Michael Evans Mooney, Nicholas Ryan Mooney; Matthew Dane Mooney, Madeline Noe, Sophia Noe, Audrey Marie Breaux, Makayla Breaux, Kaydance Faith Breaux; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Jospeph and Irene Marie Breaux; sister in law, Cheryl Breaux..

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.

11/17/2019

Sam P. Hooper, JR., Ph.D. lost his life to cancer on November 11, 2019. He was 71. He was born in Nacogdoches and raised throughout Texas, completing his B.A. at Austin College and his doctorate at Baylor University. A clinical psychologist for over 40 years, Dr. Hooper worked first as a clinical psychologist in Midland and in later years taught graduate medical education at Texas Tech, UT Southwestern, and Christus GSMC. 

A kind-hearted, generous and compassionate man of keen intellect and insight, he devoted his life to the relief of suffering. He loved cooking, was a voracious reader, and had a hilarious wit. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Sam Sr., Drs. Edward and Melinda Wortz, wife Margaret Lee Chambers, and good friend George Jordan. He is survived and beloved by his family and family of friends: his wife of 25 years, Kathryn Wortz, his mother Mary Beth, his children Mary Margaret, Laura, Marissa, Melissa, Rachel, and Matthew; his grandchildren Alex, Barbara, and Maggie; as well as brother Mark, Terry, and S. Patrick. He is also survived by dear friends Jennifer O'Neil, Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, Alice and David White, Dr. Ivan Pawlowicz, Tammy Mitchell, Justino Lopez, Dr. Loui Gatdula, Dr. Tiffany Egbe, Dr. James L. May, and many other fine associates.

A celebration of life service is planned near his home in Mineola after the Thanksgiving Holiday. His ashes will be interred at Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the East Texas Food Bank. God's peace be with you always.

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