07/14/2016

Gaylon Harvey, 70, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 3, 1946 in Center, Texas to John T. “Jake” Harvey and Laura Lee (Fleming) Harvey. He worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors as a lead man and retired after 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting & baling hay. He loved spending time with family and friends. He loved life and he never met a stranger anywhere he went.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake & Laura Lee Harvey.
 
He is survived by:
Wife of almost 42 years:
Ann Marie Harvey of Huxley

Children:
Kenneth Harvey & wife, Taja of Huxley
Sherry Bragg & husband, Corey of Huxley
Kevin Harvey & wife, Karen of Center
Keith Harvey & wife, Chasidee of Huxley
Rebecca “Becky” Wainright & fiancé Josh Lindsey of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Blake, Justin & Kenley Harvey
Rachael Hughes & husband, Micheal, Ida, Jake & Ashton Bragg
Matthew, Macy & Mandy Harvey
Titus, Tatum & Taylor Harvey
Samantha & Ashley Wainright

Great-Grandchild:
Chandler Bragg

Brother-in-law:
John Hugh Leggett & wife, Deborah of Joaquin

Pallbearers:
Jake Bragg, Blake Harvey, Titus Harvey, Matt Harvey, Michael Hughes, Javey Jamison, Dustin Robinson & Luke Hendricks

Honorary Pallbearers:
Coleman Bivens, Billy Jack Corbell, Mack O’Rear, Sammy O’Rear, Sammy Furlow, Bert Furlow, O.L. Hendricks, Ashton Bragg & Justin Harvey

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

07/14/2016

Cheryl Anne Campbell Melton, 70, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, 893 CR 1396, Center, Texas.

Mrs. Melton was born March 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York, to John Campbell and Betty Wittich Campbell.  She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening and going to church.  She served Honored Queen Job’s Daughters in Long Beach, California. Mrs. Melton volunteered at Shelby County Outreach Ministries and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and New Hope Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Becky Rowlett and husband, Andy, of Houston

Son: Alan Moreau and wife, Tania, of Houston

Parents: John and Bettye Campbell of San Diego, California

Sisters:
Laurie Johnson and husband, Chuck, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Donna Henry and husband, Chuck, of San Diego, California

Grandchildren:
Stephen Dockens and wife, Brittney
Baylor Rowlett
Makayla Moreau
Colby Moreau
Nicole Rowlett

2 Great Grandchildren

Stepson: Joseph Melton and wife, Stacy

Nephews:
Michael Johnson 
Brian Henry

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Fausett, 404 Park Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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

07/13/2016

Ruth Swearengen Grisham Ellich, 93, went on Monday, July 11, 2016, to join our Lord and her loved ones who have gone before her.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.

Ruth was born April 11, 1923 in Midlothian to Sim and Mae Trotter Swearengen. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Survivors include her son, Melvin Charles Grisham; sister, Alice Glover; brother, Tom Swearengen and wife Christine; granddaughters, Ashley Grisham Barbeau and husband Sean, and Jennifer Ruth Ann Grisham Howell; grandsons, Charles Keith Grisham and wife, Brooke and Billy Dale Grisham; great granddaughters, Ainsley Claire Barbeau, Vanessa LeAnn Dunn, Brittany Nicole Champion, Brooklyn Page Champion, Calamity Jayne Grisham; great grandsons, Jack Grisham Barbeau and Michael Douglas Smith; great great grandson, Nixon Coleman Chancey; nieces, nephews and many friends touched by her gentle kindness.

Services under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas.

07/13/2016

Services for Vera Mae “Beanus” Shahan will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Interment will follow at Reeves Cemetery in Logan, TX, Officiating the service will be Reverend Joe Walker and Reverend Steven Hall. Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Vera was born on May 29, 1926 in High Island, TX to Casey and Mable Sullivan and passed away on July 12, 2016 in Logansport, LA. Vera was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Vera was also a homemaker, loved cooking and quilting. Her children were the love of her life.  

Preceding Vera in death was her husband, H.B. Buster Shahan; parents Casey and Mable Sullivan; son, Clinton Lewis Shahan; grandson, Little Buster Shahan; son-in-law, Freddie Paul David; brothers, Sidney Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Henry Sullivan, Douglas Sullivan; sisters, Eunice Edgar, and Tinicy Garmmier.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Verna Parker and husband Dare, Sandra David; Bea Bagley and husband Rickey, Eunice Harris and husband Mike; sons, Tommy Shahan and wife Carol, Henry Shahan and wife Anita, Sidney Shahan and wife Debbie; sister, Millie Bland, daughter-in-law, Reba Shahan; grandchildren, Dare Rix Parker, Dandy Holloway, Francie Woods and husband Lance, Chance David and wife Julie, Courtney Averett and husband Brian, Brad Shahan and wife Christy, Gary Shahan and wife Angela, Brandy Sharpe and husband Bo, Casey Bagley and wife Sammie Kay, Brittney Weems and husband Blake, Lacie Shahan; 18 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. 

Those honoring the life of Vera as pallbearers will be Dare Rix Parker, Brad Shahan, Chance David, Casey Bagley, Gary Shahan, C.J. Collier, and Justin Collier. Those honoring as honorary pallbearers will be Bryer Holloway, Hunter Derr, Pierson Collier, Abel Collier, Ian Shahan, Conrad Shahan, Dalton Shahan, and Sam Bagley.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Reeves McMillian Cemetery in Logan, TX. 

Services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.

07/12/2016

Carrie Lynn Moore, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville.

Miss Moore was born August 8, 1966, in Houston, to James B. Moore and Jerrie Chandler Moore.

She is survived by
Daughter: Savana Trevino and Austin Gregory of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Haeli Frances Gregory
Lane Aaron Gregory
Samantha Zoe Gregory

Mother: Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center

Brother: Gabriel Moore and wife, Misty, of Paris

Nephew: Timothy Yancey Flores of Center

Aunts:
Alice Ansley of Gary
Ruth Bishop of Cleveland

Preceded in death by
Son: Matthew Barron Trevino
Father: James B. Moore
Sister: Samantha Myrle Moore
Aunt: Evelyn “Nannie” Frazier

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

07/11/2016

Randy Royd Adams, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Adams wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. Adams was born June 12, 1956, in Houston, to George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and grandchild.  He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Jeanne Cornett Adams of Center

Daughter: Susan M. Adams Neel and husband, Eric, of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Noah Lyle Neel of Nacogdoches

Brothers and Sisters:
Jerryl Adams and wife Phillys of Center
Mike Adams and wife, Cathy, of Center
Steve Adams and wife, Jean, of Nacogdoches
Wanda Noles and husband, Freddy, of Carthage
Jana Ivey and husband, Randy, of Nacogdoches
Mark Adams of Center
Dana Adams Fountian and husband, Burt Randel, of San Augustine
Kip Adams and wife, Tracey, of Center

A host of in-laws, cousins and other family

Preceded in death by
Parents: George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams
Brother: George “Dean” Adams

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to White Rock Cemetery and Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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

07/11/2016

Linda Parks Polley, age 49, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Polley passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Funeral Services will be held July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church. Internment: Lane Town Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating. Visitation will be July 15, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

 Survived by:

Son: Alex Polley of San Augustine, Texas

3 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Marty Parks of Houston, Texas
Johnny Smith of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Chris Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Margie Smith of Center, Texas

Services under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas

07/07/2016

Funeral service for Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Perry, 69, of Leavenworth, Kansas, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 8, 2016, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM.  Mrs. Perry passed away July 2, 2016, in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Born November 12, 1946, in Saranac Lake, New York, Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Perry was the daughter of the late George Tyler and Mary Anne Ryan Tyler.  Betty graduated from  high school and soon met the love of her life, James Edward Perry, a native of East Texas while he was serving in the Armed Forces stationed in her hometown.  They spent over 40 years together until she was called home to be with her Lord.  

Betty enjoyed many things in life.  She raised her children and loved them dearly.  Betty spent much time travelling with James during the years he spent in the military.  She built miniature doll houses, miniature furniture and shipped them  all over the world.  Betty found great joy in spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.  

Betty is survived by:
Loving husband, James Edward Perry of Leavenworth, Kansas

Sons
James Perry Jr. and wife Danielle of Leavenworth, Kansas
Jason Perry and Audrey Miller of Tucson, Arizona 

Brothers
George Tyler of North Highlands, California
John Tyler and wife Lisa of El Dorado Hill, California

Grandchildren 
Alexis and Owen Perry of Leavenworth, Kansas 

Numerous family and friends that will miss her dearly

In addition to her parents, Elizabeth “Betty” Perry is preceded in death by her sister, Mary C. Tyler.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.  To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

07/07/2016

Billie Faye Doggett Barr, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Barr was born September 29, 1928, in Walnut Grove, to Roy Lee Doggett and Gladys Martin Doggett.  She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and church family and also enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Gayla Barr Horn and husband, Larry, of Center

Sons:
Charles Barr and wife, Luciana, of Center
Johnny Barr and wife, Debra, of Joaquin
Stephen Barr and wife, Tracy, of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashley Wulf and husband, Ben
Amber Horn
Jordan Horn
Brent Barr
Blake Barr and wife, Alix
Brandon Barr and wife, Stacie
Justin Barr
Chad Barr

Great Grandchildren:
Easton Wulf
Emerson Wulf
Evyn Wulf
Charles Brent Barr
Kennedi Kate Barr
Kaden Horn 
Rylan Horn

Sisters:
Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville
Patricia McDonald and husband, Gordon, of Carthage
Brenda McDaniel and husband, Gene, of Carthage

Brothers:
Trever Doggett and wife, Margie, of Shelbyville
Mack Doggett and wife, Sammie, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Husband: Yondell C. Barr
Grandson: Charles Brent Barr
Parents: Roy Lee Doggett and Gladys Martin Doggett

Pallbearers will be grandsons Jordan Horn, Blake Barr, Ben Wulf, Chad Barr, Justin Barr and Brandon Barr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to North Jericho Cemetery, c/o Charles Barr, 137 CR 3229, Center, Texas 75935.

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

07/07/2016

James William Forbes, 81, of Center, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

James William Forbes was born January 30, 1935, to Guilford and Mildred Teague Forbes in their home on a hill overlooking Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  The family moved a few years later to Mena, Arkansas, where James attended school and graduated in May, 1953.

He worked that summer as a Smokejumper in Missoula, Montana.  Upon his return to Mena in August, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann Campbell. They moved to Magnolia, Arkansas, where he attended Southern State College and where their first child, Angela, was born.

In 1955, they moved back to Mena, Arkansas, where he worked for the Renova Shirt Factory and then the Arkansas Highway Department.  Soon after their daughter, Janet, was born, he began employment with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey until August, 1961, when they moved to Center, Texas. He traveled with the survey team, working in West Virginia and up and down the East Coast from Main to Southern Florida.

James’ employment in Center was with the Soil Conservation Service.  James “Jimmy” Forbes was born the following year.  Hobbies include fishing, reading, hunting, church activities and just enjoying life in East Texas.

He was a member of the Center Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Secretary/Treasurer; a member of the Center City Council, Weather Observer for the National Weather Service, where he received several prestigious awards.  On April 25, 2016, the Chamber of Commerce awarded James with Distinguished Citizen Award, one of the highest awards they give.

He is survived by
Wife of 62 years: Ann Forbes of Center

Children:
Angela Crelia Worsham and husband, Rick, of Center
Janet Oliver Yates and husband, Billy, of Center
Jimmy Forbes and partner, Daniel Nadler, of Bozeman, Montana

Grandchildren:
Sterling Crelia and fiancé, Jana Hagler, of Center
Amanda Kirby and husband, Kris, of Center
Landon Oliver and wife, Rita, of Center
Charla Warr and husband, Matt, of Center
Marina Permenter and husband, Hurchell, of Center
Tiffany Schillings and husband, Anthony, of Center
Samantha Ranft and husband, Brandt, of Waco
Jeremy Yates of Huntsville

Great Grandchildren:
Macy Mayo
Makayla Mayo
Mason Mayo
Jamie Warr
Clay Warr
Madison Kirby
Slade Kirby
Sawyer Kirby
Kaylee Jo Oliver
Brooklyn Oliver
Lily Grace Oliver
Daylon Fountain
Alexis Schillings
Jaden Yanez
Calista Schillings
Preston Schillings
Aubree Swearingen
Clinton Forbes
Emilee Permenter
Kynzlee Permenter
Kale Ranft

Numerous cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Guilford and Mildred Forbes

Pallbearers will be Rick Worsham, Billy Yates, Sterling Crelia, Kris Kirby, Landon Oliver, Matt Warr, Joe D. Anderson and Keith Byndon.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Crelia, Hurchell Permenter, Center Firemen and Center City Council.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Center Volunteer Fire Department, First Baptist Church and Affinity Hospice.

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

07/07/2016

Judy Ann Garrett Rufus, 72, of Beaumont , TX , departed this life on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
            
Mrs. Rufus, an educator for 42 years, in Beaumont Independent School District at French High School, Beaumont Charlton Pollard and Central High School. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of University Women. She was a devoted and active member of the Church of Christ .
            
A Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Eleventh Street Church of Christ, on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., at the church. Burial will be held at Post Oak Union Cemetery in Longview , TX , under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff.
            
Her love and memories will remain in the hearts of her husband, Charles E. Rufus, Sr.; sons, Gregory K. Garrett (Coy) and Jason B. Rufus, Sr.; sisters, Lisa Brinson Holman, Minnie Rell Brinson, and Eva Lou Brinson; brothers, Roy Brinson and Curvy Brinson (Wanda Jean); 3 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, and friends.

07/06/2016

Regina Ann Curry, 57, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Ms. Curry was born March 19, 1959, in Amarillo.  She loved scrapbooking and photography.  

She is survived by
Son: Steven Turner and wife, January Nicole, of Center

Grandchildren: 
River LeeAnn Turner of Center
Christopher Jordan Turner of Center

Sister: Penny Almaraz and husband, Domingo, of Center

Nephews:
Michael Lynn Johnson of Center
Mitchell Johnson of Center
Eli Almaraz of Center

Special Friend: Steve Tomlin of Center

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Sharon Cockrell
Grandparents: Leonard and Uzetta Hicks
Aunt and Uncle: Sandy and George Davis

Pallbearers will be Steven Turner, Lynn Johnson, Donald Hicks, Jordan Turner, Mitchell Johnson and Leonard Hicks.

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

07/06/2016

John L. Sears, age, 52 of Center, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at his home.

His wishes were to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He was born July 24, 1963 in Harris County to parents, Melvin Clinton Sears, Jr. and Pauline Cox Sandifer.  Previously he had preached at East Hamilton Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is preceded in death by his father Melvin Clinton Lavern Sears, Jr.

He is survived by:
Mother, Pauline Sandifer of Center

3 Children:
John Sears & Ashley of Center
Angela Sears Boddie & husband, Martin of Kirbyville
Nathan Sears & wife, Precious Cartwright of Blanchard

Grandchildren:
Jonaisha Sears, Makayla Sears, Jesse Boddie, Devin Boddie, Destinee Boddie, Hunter Boddie, Khristian Sears, Payton Sears & Paris Sears

Brother & Sisters:
Vickey Dudley & husband, Steve
Ronnie W. Sears & wife, Lydia
Linda Remedies & husband, Robert
Patricia Windham

Special Friends:
Ken Patton
Tracey
Wayne Perry

07/06/2016

Eleanor Jean Adams, age 66, of Center, passed away July 4, 2016 after a brief illness.  

A graveside memorial service is planned for Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Eleanor was born March 23, 1950 in Center.  Eleanor was a registered nurse for many years and enjoyed helping people, whether it was on her rounds at the hospital, or lovingly and generously caring for her family and friends.  She loved to laugh and all who knew her will miss her sense of humor and easy smile.  She loved animals and had many pets – her “babies” – throughout her life, and although she had no children, she had a niece and three nephews whom she loved and doted on as if they were her own.

Eleanor is survived by:
Brother and sister-in-law - Franky and Jerilyn Adams of Center

Three nephews and a niece - Jeff Adams (and wife, Shauna) of Center, Jason Adams of Galena Park, Justin Adams of Universal City, and Jennifer Adams of Center

Great-nephews and great-niece, Josh Stephenson, Elena Adams and Jonas Bushiey, all of Center

Many special cousins, including Sue Jansen, Tammy Lewis, Ashley Lewis and Jimmy Rhame of Center

A number of other family and friends. She is also survived by her beloved miniature schnauzer, Reina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Billie Moore, and her brother, Billy Clyde Adams.

In lieu of flowers and other gifts, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to your local animal shelter or humane society.

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

07/05/2016

Ronny Bass, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine. 

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will begin at 9a.m. on Thursday at  Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born October 20, 1956 in Shelby County, Texas to Marion Daniel (Jock) Bass and Muriel (Brevard) Bass. He was a member of Brown Chapel Church.

He is preceded in death his Parents, Jock & Muriel Bass.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Dana Bass of Carthage

Brother & Sister-in-law: Danny & Brenda Bass of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Hazel Risinger of Shelbyville
Renea Bass of Gary

Uncle: Kester Bass of Shelbyville

Aunt: Mertie Williams of Humble

Special Friends: Mitzie Jones & daughter, Sunshine Henry of Longview

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Pallbearers: Chad Bass, Brad Bass, Dusty Robinson, Cody Risinger, Justin Porter & Chris Renfro

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

07/03/2016

Billy Ray Sanders, Sr., 86 of Garrison, Texas, passed away July 1, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Ray Sanders was born July 31, 1929 in Garrison, Texas to Elvin Edward and Velma Fay Sanders.

Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitations will be 5:00 to 7:00, Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Frances Sanders of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
Ray Sanders, Jr. & wife Kay of Timpson, Texas
Ken Sanders of Houston, Texas

Daughter: Melody Lowery of Huntington, Texas

Grandchildren: Shane Tatum & wife Julie, Misty Tatum, Kylie Modisette & husband Bryan, Todd Lowery, Valerie Sparks, Jana Sanders

11 great-grandchildren

Sisters:
JoAnn Eddings & husband Jack of Tyler, Texas
Jean Youngblood of Tyler, Texas
Mary Lynn Black & husband Marcus of Giddings

Preceded in death by parents, Brothers: Herbert and Paul Sanders
Sisters: Laverne Lout, Hrell Martin, Faye Kimbrough, Wanda Allison, Ruth Cranfor
Son-In-Law: Rex Lowery

Services under the direciton of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

07/02/2016

Bobbye Ann Adams Emory, 76, of Center, passed away peacefully Friday, July 1, 2016, in Tyler with her husband and grandson by her side.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, July 4, 2016, at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.
 
Mrs. Emory was born January 5, 1940, in Center, to Clayter Adams and Fannie Jetton Adams.  Her hobbies included flower gardening and cooking.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Bruce Emory of Center
 
Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Dawn Collins and husband, Jim, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Adam Bradshaw of Houston
Ashley Collins of Center
Autumn Collins of Center
Ryan Barton of Center
Dewayne Crocker of Chireno
Amber Crocker of Winnfield, Louisiana
 
11 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers:
Floyd Adams and wife, Whatti, of Center
Clayton Adams Jr. and wife, Barbara Jean, of Houston
 
Special Sister-in-law: Frances Smith of Ashville, North Carolina
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Marty Doyle Bradshaw
Daughter-in-law: Sally Bradshaw
Parents: Clayter Adams and Fannie Jetton Adams
Brother: O. J. “Chuck” Adams
Sister: Jackie Williams
 
Pallbearers will be Adam Bradshaw, Dewayne Crocker, Gary Frame, John Frame, David Adams and Jamie Perry.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

06/30/2016

Jessie Parnell Wilburn, 84, of Brookeland, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Terry Lott officiating.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Wilburn was born November 28, 1931, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Wilburn was a 60 year member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, in Shelbyville, a member of Boilermaker Local #587, a member of VFW, and a Shriner.  He was also a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Pineland.  

He is survived by:

Sons: 
John Wilburn of Great Bend, Kansas
Jessie Glen and wife, Sylvia, of Brookeland
Phil McNabb of Onalaska
Vince Bayer of Virginia

Daughter:
Claudia Overcast and husband, Ray of Biloxi, Mississippi

6 Grandchildren

7 Great-Grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Delores Wilburn
Parents: John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn
2 Brothers
2 Sisters

Pallbearers will be Robert Wilburn, Bradley Wilburn, Michael Thompkins, Ben Burns, Keith Thompkins and Jordan Weatherford.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mr. Wilburn’s name to Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 776, Pineland, Texas 75968 or Patroon Cemetery Fund, 18853 Hwy 87 S, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

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

06/29/2016

Robert Louis Nash, 66 of Center, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Willis Knighton, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11am at Triumph Church, Center, Texas. A wake will be Friday night from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment is at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Center, Texas with Rev. Alvin Davis officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jeannette Nash of Center

Son, Robert Jerome Nash of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Esta Renee Polley of Nacogdoches
Linda Mashell Nash of Nacogdoches
Candace Lashayla Moniece Howie of Houston
LaTara Vanette Cloudy of Center

Step-daughter, Exie Lee Harper of Nacogdoches

21 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Gloria Nash
Helen Nash

Brothers:
Tommy Lee Nash
Charles Nash
Ricky McClain

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

06/29/2016

Billy Charles Jenkins, 48 of Center, passed away Sunday evening, June 26, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. A wake will be Friday night from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas with Rev. Alvin Davis officiating.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Kathleen Fields of Center
Lela Jenkins of Tenaha
Jeannette Nash Center
Rose Stevenson of Nacogdoches
Catherine Reed of Center
Alma Grace of Timpson
Clara Mae Goodwin of Center
Marcie Lee Goodwin of Center

Brother, Leonard Earl Goodwin of Center

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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