Alma Nell Green, 91, of Houston, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, in Houston.  

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville with Timothy Roberson officiating.

Miss Green was born November 1, 1924, in Shelbyville, to James Monroe Green and Sara Josie Johnson Green.  She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by
Sister: Martha Jane Eubanks of Logansport

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Monroe Green and Sara Josie Johnson Green
Brothers: Bura Allen Green, Haskell Green
Sisters: Ruby Harris, Allie Belle Campbell, Lora Elizabeth Harris, LaMerle Young

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


Jeff Coats, Jr., 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Nacogdoches.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Old Salem Cemetery with Pastor Steve Noble officiating.

He was born January 8, 1944 to Jeff F. Coats, Sr. and Georgia Lee (Clifton) Coats. He served in the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jeff & Georgia Coats, wife, Wanda Coats, daughter, Rondayla Coats, stepson, Ronnie Henson, brothers, W.J. Coats & Jack Coats, sister, Rose Ann Coats & special father-in-law & mother-in-law, Jack & Rachel Fountain.

He is survived by:
Tondayla Samford & husband, Garry of Nacogdoches
Vonda Barton & husband, Anthony of Joaquin

Randy Fountain of Center
Jill Parker & husband, Steve of Center
Shelia Cosby of Center
Linda Henson of Nacogdoches
Gayla Henson of Nacogdoches

Bill Coats & wife, Sandra of Grand Haven, Michigan

14 Grandchildren

19 Great-Grandchildren
Vaudine Adams

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

In Lieu of Flowers family request donations for burial expenses sent to Jill Parker, 4473 ST HWY 7 W Center, Texas 75935  
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas



Gordon Oliver, age 85, passed away at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the presence of his loving wife and daughters.

Gordon was born in Timpson, Texas to Riley B. Oliver and Bessie Whitley Oliver. As the fourth of nine children, his was a large loving family. He graduated from Timpson High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Baker Hughes as a master machinist for more than thirty years. Gordon served as an usher at Blessed Sacrament Church, which he attended for more than fifty years. 

He is survived by: 

Wife, Ramona Oliver

Daughters, Melinda and Rozella Oliver

Two precious granddaughters, Ruth and Eleanor Davis

Sons-in-law, David Stivers and Evan Davis

Sisters, Bessie Reeves and Carolyn Elliott

Brothers, Byron and Cecil Oliver. 

Viewing will take place at Forest Park Funeral Home (713-928-5141), 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas 77023 on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will occur on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with burial also at Forest Park Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a reception at Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Services entrusted to Forest Park Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.


James Harold Emmons, 70, passed away October 17, 2016. A memorial service will be held on October 22, 2016 at East Texas Baptist Family Ministry following the Poissoit-Emmons family reunion. East Texas Baptist Family Ministry is located at 13776 FM 138, Timpson, Texas 75975.

James Harold Emmons was born on October 20, 1945 to the union of the late Richard Irvin Emmons and the Bertha Catherine Poissoit Emmons in Center, Texas.

James was a Christ follower and attended Gateway Church in Frisco, Texas. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. James was employed by Cottonwood Creek Apartments in Allen, Texas where he also lived for nearly thirty years. He was a man of many talents. He was a woodworker, carpenter, as well as an accomplished artist, singer and musician, and he was once a member of the gospel singing group The Ambassadors. You could often find him playing his piano keyboard or guitars.

God called James Emmons home on October 17, 2016. He was proceeded in death by his father, Richard Irvin Emmons; his mother, Bertha Catherine Poissoit Emmons; brothers, Bill, Roger and Eugene Emmons; and sisters, Geraldine Emmons and Joyce Jackson.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Regina Arndt of Loudon, Tennessee and Amy Murphy of Beaumont, Texas, as well as three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

James Emmons was the eighth of ten children. His surviving siblings are Dorothy Forbis, Patsy Jo Stroud, Beverly Dickinson and Gail Allums.

He will also be missed by a host of other relatives and friends.


Georganna Smith-Lyday, age 51, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family knowing she would be healed as she entered the gates of Heaven after fighting a courageous battle against cancer for the last two and ½ years.

A celebration of the life of Georganna Smith-Lyday will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with the service being conducted by Pastor Alvin Stowe. Interment will follow at Stevenson Cemetery in Richland Parish, LA. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 18 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe.

Georganna was born and reared in Center, Texas, where she developed the values that made her the mother, wife, and friend everyone came to love. Having been a resident of Ouachita Parish for the last twenty-five years, she worked at CenturyLink for 15 years prior her early retirement due to breast cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Mae Webb Hall and John Robert Smith and her brother, John R. Smith, Jr. 

She is survived by husband, Harold E. Lyday; son, Brandon Gwin and wife Aimee; son, Bryan Gwin and wife Spencer; and son, Justin Gwin; grandchild, Karsyn Brooke Gwin; sisters, Lynn Windham and Cindy Adams; step-children, Jeremy and Tricia Lyday, Jennifer and Bobby White, Thomas Lyday, and Ethan Lyday; various nieces and nephews; special dog Jasmine "Boo Girl" as well as granddogs Jayce, Remi, and Ruger.

Georganna loved being a mom and would have delighted in being a stay at home mom if permitted. She was headstrong and independent passing on her same strength to her three boys that will allow them to be as courageous and honorable as she was. Along with her independence, came her opinions, which she always voiced knowing her three sons would do the opposite! Nonetheless, she was always supportive and proud of her sons and all their accomplishments.

In 2011, she met Hal, the husband she always dreamed of. He introduced her to new foods, new places, new ideas, and an entirely new perspective on life. He was by side every step of the journey with breast cancer and its after effects until her passing. In her last few months of life, she cherished every moment of being a wife, mother and a grandmother.

Serving as pallbearers are Wes Gibson, David Green, Scooter Howell, Jeff Lowrey, Lane McGuire, David Medlin, Stephen Walker, and Chad Winstead.

The family wishes to send special thanks to all the friends and family who encouraged Georganna through her battle with cancer. Additionally, they would like to thank Pilots for Patients for the many flights to and from M.D. Anderson, the Ground Angels in Houston and Doctor Barnes. In addition to flowers, one may make a monetary donation to Pilots for Patients in memory of Georganna Smith-Lyday.

Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA


Eloise Sharp, 64 of San Augustine, passed away Thursday morning, October 13, 2016 at her residence.

Visitation will be all day Friday, October 21, 2016 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, San Augustine with Rev. Dwight Martin officiating.

She is survived by:

Angela Land of Houston
Jackie (Donta) Barnes of San Augustine

Son, Donny Holman of Lufkin

8 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren

Brenda (Martin) Randle of Center
Diana Garrett of San Augustine
Mary Ann (Ray) Holman of San Augustine

Michael (Ruby Ray) Garrett of San Augustine
James Holman of Silsbee, Texas

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


JoNell LaGrone, remembered as a devoted wife and matriarch of 39 descendants and their spouses, died at her daughter’s home in Deadwood on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, after a brief illness. Mrs. LaGrone was 83. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, at Hawthorn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20, in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Harold Gunstanson will officiate and her grandson Rodger Glen McLane will read the obituary. Burial will follow in Deadwood Cemetery.

Mrs. LaGrone was a lifelong resident of Panola County. She was born in the Fair Play Community of Panola County to Virgil Haywood Emmons and Myrtle Eleanor Scarborough on March 20, 1933. Her siblings were Nelva Jean, Billy, Juanita Dean, Mary, and Johnny Emmons. Ms. LaGrone attended Carthage and Beckville schools, and graduated from Beckville High School in May 1952. Mrs. LaGrone met her future husband at a tent revival in Carthage, and a month later, on May 28, 1952, a few days after her high school graduation, she married Jimmy Glen LaGrone in the living room of Justice of the Peace Marvin Gulley, her groom’s uncle.

After her marriage, Mrs. LaGrone moved to Deadwood and joined the Deadwood United Pentecostal Church, which she was a member of until her death. In recent years she also attended the Logansport United Pentecostal Church. Mrs. LaGrone was a homemaker and raised four children in a loving and Christian home. Nothing surpassed Mrs. LaGrone’s love for her family.

Mrs. LaGrone is preceded sixteen years in death by her husband, Jimmy LaGrone. Mrs. LaGrone is also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Will Harris; her parents; her brothers; and her sister, Mary Mixon.

Mrs. LaGrone is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Jimmie Nell and Jimmy Ray Oliver, Bobbie Ann and Wayne Harrison, and Brenda Joyce and Rodger D. McLane; her son and his wife, Glen Dale and Carolyn “CJ” LaGrone, all of Deadwood. Mrs. LaGrone’s nine grandchildren and their spouses are: Michale and Liz Harrison of Deadwood; Brandi McLane and Shane Kelley of Carthage; Shaun Oliver, Renee LaGrone and Johnny Metcalf, Jason Glen and Marilyn Harrison, Lacie McLane Fensom, Kerrie LaGrone and Shaun Harris, Mitchell and Sarah Harrison all of Deadwood; and Rodger Glen McLane of Jackson, MS. Her twenty-six great-grandchildren are Krystina Oliver, Emily Oliver, Bradley Oliver, Anna Harrison, Hannah Harrison, Jannah Harrison, Lannah Harrison, Allen Michale Harrison, Mark Glen LaGrone Harrison, Bobbie Elaina Harrison, Callie Harrison, Allie Harrison, John David LaGrone Harrison, Keith Warren Harrison, Marissa Harrison, Alyssa Fensom, Brenton Fensom, Courtlyn Fensom of Deadwood, Ashley Metcalf and J.C. Whitaker of Beckville; Hunter LaGrone, Jasey Metcalf, Madison Harris, Mason Harris, Levi Harris all of Deadwood; Caled and Lani Metcalf of Joaquin; one great, great grandson, Kreed Kendrick.

Other survivors include her sisters, Juanita Dean LaGrone of Deadwood, and Neva Jean Wallace of Henderson; brother-in-law and his wife, Jeff and Juanita LaGrone of Carthage; sister-in-law and her husband, Allie LaGrone and Larry Dickerson of Lafayette, La.; sisters-in-law, Florene LaGrone of Beckville, and Dois LaGrone of McKinney, Texas. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loved ones are left to mourn Mrs. LaGrone’s passing.

Services as pallbearers will be Mrs. LaGrone’s grandsons, Michale Harrison, Shaun Oliver, Jason Harrison, Mitchell Harrison, Rodger G. McLane, Mark Harrison and Hunter LaGrone. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray Oliver, Wayne Harrison, Rodger D. McLane, Shane Kelley, Johnny Metcalf, Shaun Harris, Roy LaGrone, David LaGrone, Randy LaGrone, Lynn Emmons, Billy Hill Emmons, Garth Dale LaGrone, Chuck Daniels, Jessie Wallace and Kent Hutchins.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Susan Jean Brock, 42, of Nacogdoches went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 8, 2016. She was born in Irving, Texas to parents Clifford and Peggy Taylor Brock on May 30, 1974.

A funeral service was conducted by Pastor Thomas Corley assisted by Pastor Benny Lewi at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Interment followed at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby, Texas. Pallbearers will include Kevin Benton, Ken Brown, Tom Bush, Jimmy Ray Cranford, Don Moon, and Mark Skeeters

Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Susan was a graduate of McArthur High School in Irving, Texas. She attended North Lake Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University. Susan moved to Nacogdoches to be closer to her parents. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church and loved helping people. Susan worked as a nurse aide at Memorial Hospital for over 5 years and as a provider for Texas Home Health. She was kind, giving, and thoughtful. When she smiled the world lit up around her. She loved clean movies, scrapbooking, shopping and spending time with her friends and family. She had a collection of several stuffed animals and figurines but her favorite collectable was her favorite dog "Tucker" In July she planned a beautiful 50th Anniversary party for her parents that everyone enjoyed. 

Memorial donations may be considered to the Shoe Box Ministry at Northwood Baptist Church that allows children to receive Christmas boxes in third world countries.

Susan is preceded in death by grandparents, L.M. Brock, Alice Mora Brock, David Burton Taylor and Annice Stephens Taylor.

She is survived by her loving parents, Peggy and Clifford Brock; brother, John David Brock and wife Anne; nephew, Alex Brock; niece, Sarah Brock; several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins, and friends.

Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965


Elaine Lenore Lawson, 36, of Center, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2016, at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  

Elaine was born December 20, 1979, in Arcadia, California, to Louis E. Bellon and Ruth E. Chirolla.  She devoted her life to caring for her children.  Elaine had a love for animals and music.  She was an active member of PETA and had a strong passion for equestrian activities. Elaine knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by
Husband: Jeffrey Lawson of Center

Rachel Nichole Lawson of Center
Mitchel Lynn Lawson of Center
Hannah Ruth-Ann Lawson of Center

Mother: Ruth Chirolla and husband, Rafael, of Hemphill

Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Garry and Kay Lawson of Center

Sister-in-law: Stefanie Wagstaff and husband, Jimmy, of Joaquin

Brother-in-law: William Lawson and fiancé, Cristy Cooper, of Center

Aunt & Uncle: Margaret and Laurie Wilson of Hemphill

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Louis Bellon
Grandparents: Ben and Margaret Nelson

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


Julia Romero Messer, 73, was born June 25, 1943 in Galveston, TX. Julia passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at her home in League City, TX, surrounded by family and friends.

A memorial service celebrating Julia’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX.

Julia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, sibling, and loyal friend to many. Her kind and giving nature, way with words, humor, and love is exemplified through every member of her family and her friends. She worked all of her life to take care of her loved ones. She will be both dearly missed and always around us.

She is preceded in death by her father, Augustine M. Romero, Sr.; mother, Eugenia Aguilar Romero; sisters, Otilia Romero and Maria Barrett; her brother, Richard Romero, Sr.

She is survived by 
Husband, Dr. Dale L. Messer
Children, Johnny Davis, Jr., Chris Messer (wife, Erie), Matt Messer (wife, Brittanie), Mark Messer (wife, Celia), and Lynn Messer
Sisters, Hortense Faulkner, Olivia Cuello, and Rosie Rivas
Brothers, Dario Romero, Sr., Augustine Romero, Jr., and Armando (Sonny) Romero
Grandchildren, John, Madison, Chloe, Anthony, Alyssa, Audrah, Adrian, Mackenzie, Marlie, and Mason
Many other beloved family and friends
Cherished pet companions, Maggie and Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cancer Fund of America or Wounded Warrior Project.


Martha Ann Vickers, 65, passed away Saturday morning, October 15, 2016. Martha was born December 7, 1950, in Center Texas to Raymond and Pauline Bohannon Lawson. She was a stay at home house wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy Vickers of Milam, her sons: Mike Vickers and wife Crystal of Sexton, Vance Vickers and wife Johanna of Sexton, Rodolfo Martinez of Slidell, Louisiana, and Edgar Martinez of Martinsville, Texas., her daughter Debbie Terry and husband Cooper of Longview, brother Joe Lawson and wife Carolyn of Shelbyville, sister Mary Vaughn of Longview, and her eleven grandchildren: Collin, Connor, Carsen, Logan, Caleb, Laney, Cooper, Carter, Lawson, Tristan, and Tatom.

Visitation will be from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, Monday, October 17, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11:00AM, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Vickers Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill, Texas.


Carmen Daw Parr, 48, of Orange, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Carmen Parr was born on December 18, 1967 to Johnny Mack Daw of Joaquin and Evon Wilburn Daw of Joaquin. She graduated high school from Little Cypress Mauriceville in Orange, Texas and then went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University. After getting her degree she began work in the criminal justice profession and soon gave birth to her only daughter, Jessica Richardson. Carmen later lived in Nacogdoches, Texas for several years to be closer to her daughter Jessica as well as her two sisters, brother-in-law, and niece and nephew. Carmen was known for being a devote Christian and remained faithful and very prayerful during many struggles with several health concerns. Her favorite part of service to the Lord was praise and worship and she loved singing and listening to music. Carmen would want to be remembered for being a very loyal and protective friend, and for her passion for sticking up for those who could not always speak up for themselves. She loved her family most of all, including her fiancé Kevin McKay, and was very close to her friends at Green Acres Nursing Home and her Aunt Jaye Robison, whom she shared a close bond with as well. Carmen will be remembered for her laughter and her smile and is missed by her family and many friends every day.

She is survived by her daughter Jessica Richardson of Nacogdoches, TX; her mother and father of Joaquin, TX; her sister Jennifer Daw Klingenberg, husband Chris, and niece Grace and nephew Joseph of Nacogdoches, TX. She is also survived by Kevin McKay of Orange, TX and brother-in-law Taner Oskan of Istanbul, Turkey. Other survivors include: Aunt Joyce King of Houston, TX, Aunt Joyce Carter of Elgin, TX, Aunt Jaye Robison and husband Donnie of Stanley, Louisiana and Uncle Randy Thomas of Shreveport, Louisiana, Great Aunt Irada Oates, as well as many cousins and extended relatives.

She is preceded in death by grandparents Alvin and Grace Wilburn of Joaquin, TX and James and Peggy Daw of Joaquin, TX. She is also preceded in death by her sister Robin Allison Daw and niece Baylee Sabine Daw of Nacogdoches, TX; Uncle Jack King of Houston, TX and Aunt Jimmie Kaye Thomas of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Jackie Nelson Cannon, 79, of Troup, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Whitehouse.  
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Clint Covington officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Cannon was born September 4, 1937, in Shelbyville, to Jack Cannon and Odell Fittz Cannon.  He graduated from Shelbyville ISD, where he was very involved in athletics. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree at Stephen F. Austin University. While attending Stephen F. Austin, he played four years of college football. After graduation, Mr. Cannon returned to his High School Alma Mater, Shelbyville ISD. There, he led the Dragons in eleven undefeated games before being defeated in the State Playoff.  Many of those players are still local.  In 2002, Mr. Cannon retired from public school administration.  Following retirement, he moved back to Shelby County, where he lived until about two years ago.  Mr. Cannon was an active member of SFA Alumni Association, serving as President for several years.  He was awarded The SFA Distinguished Alumnus Award.  
He is survived by
Mother: Odell Cannon of Whitehouse
John Wayne Covington and wife, Becky, of Troup
JoLea Rucker and husband, Billy Joe, of Troup
Jill Gay and husband, Sandy, of Texarkana
9 Step Grandchildren
Brother: Calvin Cannon and wife, Sandy, of Troup
Sister: Sherry Cannon Neal of Saint Francisville, Louisiana
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Wife: Joann Howard Cannon
Son: Chris Cannon
Father: Jack Cannon
Nephew: Chip Cannon
Memorial donations can be made to Stephen F. Austin Athletic Scholarship Fund, 1936 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


H.B. (Burke) Bounds, 91, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Bounds was born August 30, 1925, in Port Arthur, to Hubert Bob Bounds and Sudie Wright Bounds.  He served in the United States Navy from 1944 – 1946, during World War II.  Mr. Bounds previously owned poultry processing plants and was also a retired Church of Christ Minister.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by
Marsha Bounds
Melonia Molloy and husband, Larry
Anita Long and husband, Tim

Son-in-law: James Holder

Daughter-in-law: Pam Bounds

Scott Holder
Phil Bounds
Mishea Davis
Jeremiah Soape
Devin Tillotson
Isaiah Molloy

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Cynthia Fultner

Preceded in death by
Wife: Margie Jones Bounds
Daughters: Vickie Bounds, Jama Holder
Son: Philip Bounds
Grandson: Davis Tillotson
Parents: Hubert Bob Bounds and Sudie Wright Bounds
Sister: Billie Jean Harris

Pallbearers will be Scott Holder, Phil Bounds, Jeremiah Soape, Isaiah Molloy, Larry Molloy and Tim Long.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe McSwain, Bobby Dean and James Holder.

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


Gordon Davis, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Sedrick Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 9, 1942 in the Sardis Community, Shelby County, Texas to Earnest Marlin “Monk” Davis and Gladys Wilma (Porter) Davis. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Monk & Wilma Davis, wife, Joyce Ann Davis, Sister, Betty Doucet and uncle, Elton Porter.

He is survived by:

Tammy Fields & Michael Bennett of Lufkin
Tina Davis & Robert Hight of Center
Gordon Davis, Jr. of Center
Rebecca Risinger & husband, Dwayne of Center
James Davis & wife, Paula of Lufkin
Joey Davis & wife, Sabrina of Lufkin

17 Grandchildren: Anthony Rice, Bryan Rice, Joshua Fields & Destiny Fields Chance McCauley, Andrea Davis, Kelli Plunkett, Christian McCauley, Kara Griffin & Hunter Griffin Ryan Dickerson James Davis, Jr., Marianda Davis, Dustin Davis, Zachery Johnson & Hunter Davis Brenden Davis

4 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Bobbie Guillory of Eunice, LA

Aunt: Doris Porter of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Zachary Young, Chance McCauley, Joshua Fields, James Davis, Jr., Dwayne Risinger, Dakota Hefley

Honorary Pallbearers: Brenden Davis, Christian McCauley, Hunter Griffin, Zachary Johnson, Dustin Davis, Hunter Davis & Ryan Dickerson

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Jimmy Ray Booth, 64 of Center, passed away Sunday morning, October 9, 2016 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center, Texas.

Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, October 15, 2016  at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas with a wake Friday night, October 14 from 7pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be Westview Cemetery, Center, with Bishop Roosevelt Swindle officiating.

He is survived by:

Sister, Maragret White Booth of Center

Brother, Willie Glen Booth of Center

1 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren

A host of nieces and nephews.

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Jeannine Dannelle Bailey, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Martinsville Cemetery in Martinsville.

Ms. Bailey was born November 22, 1938, in Houston, to James Daniel McLean and Vera Oma DeMent McLean.  

She is survived by
Daughter: Geraldine McWhirter and husband, William, of Moss Hill

Darrell Bailey of Center
Michael Cory Bailey of Center

Brother: Daniel Perry McLean of Center

Sister: Marjorie Williamson of Rockford, Illinois

Daniel McWhirter
Murphy McWhirter and wife, Crystal
Annette Elrod and husband, Travis
Jody Anderson and wife, Diana
Nathan Anderson and wife, Katie
Nicholas Bailey
Amanda Freeman and husband, Jonathan
Jessica Bailey
Michael Perry Bailey
Katy Graves and husband, Joseph
Gerald Perry Bailey Jr.
Deidre Bailey Johnson

Great Grandchildren:
Christian Small
Cadyn Small
Abby Elrod
Tenley Elrod
Jaxon Anderson
Benjamin Anderson
Phoebe McWhirter
Patrick McWhirter
Jonathan Freeman II
Justin Freeman
Jerry Freeman
Abby Graves
Livy Graves
Savana Johnson
Dalton Johnson
Gerald Perry Bailey III

Beloved Dogs:
Max & Maggie

Preceded in death by
Husband: Gerald Bailey
Son: Gerald Perry Bailey Sr.
Parents: James Daniel McLean and Vera Oma DeMent McLean
Brother: Tommy McLean

Pallbearers will be Jody Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Murphy Whirter, Daniel McWhirter, Perry Bailey, Nicholas Bailey.  

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


Mr. Oliver Lewis Marshall, age 66, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Marshall passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the V A Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the True Vine Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment: Lily Island Cemetery in Chester, Texas with Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating and Rev. George Simon, Eulogist.

He is survived by:
Wife            Carolyn Taylor Marshall of San Augustine, Texas

2 Daughters    Tricia Marshall Wilridge of Kingwood, Texas
                        DeMeko Marshall of San Augustine, Texas

4 Grandchildren    

3 Great Grandchildren

Mother        Mozell Berry Marshall of Chester, Texas

4 Sisters        Rennie Chaney of Houston, Texas
                      Juanita Fisher (John) of Houston, Texas
                      Faye Marshall Bell (Michael) of Royse City, Texas
                      Anita Barlow (Eugene) of Leggett, Texas

2 Brothers    Mose Marshall of Chester, Texas
                     Aubrey Marshall of Chester, Texas

2 Aunts        Wilma Berry of Chester, Texas
                    Maude Marshall of Lufkin, Texas

Very Special Cousins    Ben Earl Berry of Chester, Texas
                                      Samuel L. Darden of Houston, Texas
                                      Betty Williams of Dallas, Texas
                                      LaVoy Darden, Jr. of Connecticut

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


Ms. Debra Sexton, age 59, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Sexton passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Services are still pending at this time.


Mary Carolyn Phillips, 79, of Waskom, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2016 in Marshall, Texas. She was born on July 4, 1937 in Timpson, Texas, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Bogue) Brannon. Graveside service was held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2PM at Woodlawn Cemetery with Dudley McIntyre officiating.
Carolyn was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a loving woman who enjoyed running the roads as she called it. Nothing brought her greater joy than rocking her grand children and watching them grow up. She was an excellent seamstress who loved to sew. Her smile was contagious and giving nature unforgettable. Carolyn was a great cook and teacher. Her life revolved around her grandchildren and she would drop everything to be with them.
Carolyn is survived by:

Her son: Thomas Mack “Rusty” Cranford and wife Shirley of Caledonia, Texas

Mechael Scott and husband Rex of Elysian Fields, Texas
Micah Nutt and husband Jody Grubbs of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Ronnie Brannon and wife Rachel of Hallsville, Texas

Rita Busby and husband Thomas of Waskom, Texas
Linda Stanaland and husband Edgar of Woden, Texas

Ashley Bueton and husband Adam of Midland, Texas
Jason Cranford of Nacogdoches, Texas
Mindi Ducharm of Timpson, Texas
Erika Scott and husband Brad of Elysian Fields, Texas
Josh Cranford of Nacogdoches, Texas
Emily Scott of Waskom, Texas
Markus Harber and wife Jenn of Marshall, Texas
Anna Cranford of Nacogdoches, Texas
Connie and husband Raymond Tinkle of Timpson, Texas
Kerri Kolb and husband Kevin of Gainesville, Texas

Brannon Brooks Bueton
Rex Bradlee Scott
Laurie Ellington Bueton
Erik Thomas Scott
Lucy Elizabeth Bueton
Kylee Rusk
Madison Harber
Jack Skinner
Allison Beard
Markus Harber
Gabriel Harber
Macy DeBarge
Kaden Cranford
Codie Cranford
Brent, Kylie
Katie Kolb

Great-great-grandson: Cayson DeBarge

A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Derrick Shaw “Ricky” Brannon.
To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.
Family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr, Timpson, Texas 75975.