09/16/2016

Jane Fulmer, 60, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away in Nacogdoches, Texas on September 12, 2016.  She was born November 4, 1955 in Carthage, Texas, the daugher of Barron Brooks and Tommie Wall Brooks Methvin.  

Growing up and resididng in Timpson, Jane attended Timpson High School.  She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and sister.  She married Mr. Kenneth Fulmer, spending 38 years with him until his passing in 2012.  Ms. Jane enjoyed watching TV, spending time with her children, and especially her grandchildren.    

Jane is survived by:

Sons:
Kevin Fulmer, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Justin Fulmer of Nacogdoches
Jeremy Fulmer of Iowa Park, Texas

Mother, Tommie Methvin of Timpson, Texas

Sister, Kathy Burns and husband Lynn of Joaquin, Texas

Grandchildren: Kolby Owens, Matthew Thorne, Cheyanne Porter

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

She is preceded in death by her father, Barron Brooks, and brother, Barry Brooks.  

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.

09/16/2016

Alberta Pleasant, 88 of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Green Acres Nursing Center.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1pm at Triumph First Pentecostal Church, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Cleveland (Sherry) Booth of Shelbyville

Brother, James Howard of Shelbyville

4 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren

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

09/15/2016

Dean Powdrill, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in San Augustine.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Powdrill was born January 25, 1957, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Truitt Lacy Powdrill and Helen Marie Jeans Powdrill.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:

Son, Michael Shane Powdrill of Louisiana

Brothers and Sisters:
Judie Irish and husband, Harold, of Joaquin
Sue Morris and husband, Joe, of Huxley
David Cockrell and wife, Betty, of White Oak
Ray Powdrill and wife, Cindy, of Henderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Truitt Lacy Powdrill and Helen Marie Jeans Powdrill

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with funeral expenses.

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

09/15/2016

Roger Dale Vaco, 57, of Carthage, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Vaco was born March 13, 1959, in Conroe, to Edker Owen Vaco and Mary Frances Oliver Vaco.

He is survived by
Daughter: Jennifer Moore

Stepson: James

Sisters: 
Betty Mills and husband, Pete
Linda Ferguson and husband, James
Ruthie Abernathy
Shirley Simmons

Brother: Jerry Vaco

Special Nephew: Christopher Casteel and wife, Deborah

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, grandchildren and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cleta Claudean Vaco
Parents: Edker Owen Vaco and Mary Frances Oliver Vaco
Brothers: Johnny Vaco, Ronald Ayers

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

09/15/2016

Mrs. Paulyne L. Evans of Tenaha, Texas, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Funeral service for Mrs. Paulyne L. Evans will be Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas at 1:00pm.  Rev. Chandler Pettis pastor and Rev. J. T. Harris will be officiating. Paulyne L. Davis Evans was a devout Tenahanian born and reared here, the daughter of the late Edgar “Ed”, and Anna Cartwright Davis.  Her mother passed away in her infancy.  She was reared by her grandmother, the late Mary Ballard, and an Aunt, the late Annie B. Harper. 
    
Paulyne was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas.  She lived within steps of the building.  Paulyne served as:  Missionary President, member of the finance committee, Christian educator, choir member, and avid Bible scholar. 
  
She attended Booker T. Washington High School where she graduated with academic honors.  She earned a BA Degree from Bishop College in Marshall, Texas in the Social Sciences and a minor in Education.  She received her MA Degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  She entered the teaching profession in 1947-1948 at BTW where she remained until integration in 1967.  She became an instructor at THS in 1967-1968 remained in the system until complete retirement in 2004; spending 56 years in the local system.  

She was a dedicated person, a lover of people and has a faith in God that supersedes her non-identified concern for anyone who seeks her help. She was an excellent teacher of both social and Christin education having attended some twenty plus National Baptist Congress and conventions.  Her honors are too numerous to name, but it is safe to say that her many honors bespeak her character and her work. 
  
Some of her honors at THS are:  Named favorite teacher several times; Teacher of the Year, and served as speaker of the THS 8th Grade Graduation of two occasions. 

A few other affiliations are:  Member of St. John Baptist Church, served Shelby County Unit of TSTA as President, secretary, Human Relations chair person, and District Human Relations Chairperson, member of Retired Teacher Associates, most ancient Matron of Paphas Count #179, Tenaha Queens Mary of Lilly Sweet Place #86 and District Deputy Grand Matron of District 4, Dean of the East Texas Bethel Baptist District Congress of Christina Education. She was also one of the Commissions of Tenaha Housing Authority.  She is one of the partnerships of the Historic Hicks Mortuary in Center, Texas. 
  
Paulyne was married to the late Jimmy Ross Evans of Wichita Falls; he was a graduate of Bishop College, Georgetown University Washington, D.C. with a Doctorate for Maryland University, all in the natural and biological sciences.  He retired from Walter Reed Hospital as a microbiologist. 

Paulyne leaves behind numerous relatives and friends. 

Visitation:  St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, Friday, September 16, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. 
Committal:  St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas  
Repass:  Tenaha High School in Tenaha, Texas 
    
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas

09/13/2016

Mr. Vollie Kenneth Grace, age 75, of Hemphill, Texas.  Mr. Grace passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Internment in Macedonia Cemetery with Rev. Joe Gilbert, Officiating. 

Visitation  will be Friday, September 16, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Garner & Son Chapel. 

She is survived by: 
Wife: Alice Grace of Hemphill, Texas
2 Sons: Kenneth Grace of Hemphill, Texas and Jarl Grace (Tykisha) of San Antonio, Texas
2 Daughters: Carla Grace Roberson of Pflugerville, Texas and Vashti Grace of Arlington, Texas
4 Grandchildren    
Brother: K C Grace II of Houston, Texas
3 Sisters: Yvonne Lee of Hemphill, Texas, Louis Davis of Houston, Texas and Lueann Allen of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other close relatives and friends.

09/12/2016

Jacob Lavigne, 88, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at New Life Church in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Visitation will be Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at New Life Church in Center.

Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

He was born November 6, 1927 in Ponchatoula, La to Harvey and Wilma Lavigne. He served in the US Army during the Korean War where he was a recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the New Life Church in Center.

He  is preceded in death by Father, Harvey Johnson Lavigne, mother, Wilma Hoyt Lavigne, first wife, Francis Pearl Lavigne, daughter, Jessie Francis Logan, son,  Jay Spencer Lavigne, Grandson, Damon Tucker. His two brothers Leon and Eugene Lavigne and sisters Jeanne Wern, Julia Elizabeth Hurst, Kevlin Lavigne Weysham and Albertine Rose Lavigne Foy

He is survived by
Wife:
Sarah Lavigne of Center, TX,

Aunt:
Hazel Sanders of Holden, LA

Brother:
Philip Harvey Lavigne of Center, TX

Son:
Jason Scott Lavigne of Belgium

Daughters:
Rose Mary Davis
Connee Ann Lavigne both of Center, TX.

Grandchildren:
Kimberly Tucker, Dean Tucker, Norvie Frayne, Joshua Lavigne, Mike Davis, Mary Davis, Joey Davis, Bryan Davis, Michelle Guffey and Zachary Quillen.

Great-grandchildren:
Jacob Cruse, Tiara Williams, Jessica Tucker, Thomas Frayne, Taylor Frayne, Kayla Davis, Nicole Davis, Justin Davis, Heather Davis, Paxton Davis, Patrick Guffey, Griffin Guffey

Great-great-grandchildren:
Johnathan Cruse, Humberto Tijerina IV, Abram Dean Tijerina, Landon Thomson, Emma Thomson
Numerous nieces, nephews and tons more of greats and great greats as well.

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

09/12/2016

Leo Roland Faktor, 33, of Center, passed away on September 9, 2016, in Nacogdoches.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home Chapel in Nacogdoches with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating.

Leo was born to Martin Anton Faktor and Sally Ellen Mullen Faktor on November 24, 1982, in Wharton, Texas. He grew up in Center, Texas; attending Center High School. Leo was always known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed making everyone laugh by clowning around or just playing tricks on his family and friends.  He was one to always have the last laugh and when he argued he thought he was always right. He also enjoyed playing with his play station and when there was work to be done he was a handy man for anyone who needed him. Leo was never married but is loved by all who knew him.

Leo is survived by his mother; Sally Ellen Mullen Faktor; brother, Martin Faktor, Jr. and wife, Elena; sisters, Shelly Sherrer, Sheena Mullen, Sharon Faktor, and Holly Lopez and her husband, Obed; four nieces; four nephews; one grandniece and one grandnephew.

He is preceded in death by his father, Martin Anton Faktor.

Services are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

09/12/2016

Louto J. Braquet Jr., 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Braquet’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Braquet was born January 9, 1937, in Loreauville, Louisiana, to Louto Joseph Braquet Sr. and Elda Bourque Braquet.  

He is survived by
Wife: Jada Davidson of Houston

Son: Jahnathan Braquet and wife, Karen, of Houston

Stepson: Josh Davidson and wife, Jeannette, of California

Grandchildren:
J. Anthony Davidson
Jodeci Davidson
Maddie Braquet
Lily Dickson
Gianna Braquet
Laci Dickson
Jordyn Davidson

Brothers and sisters:
Patricia A. Philips of Shelbyville
Larry P. Braquet of Loreauville
Sue Sonnier of St. Martinville
Harvey Braquet of Loreauville
Maxine Latiolas of Loreauville

Preceded in death by
Parents: Louto Joseph Braquet Jr. and Elda Bourque Braquet
Sister: Eula Mae Champagne
Brother: Eugene Braquet

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

09/12/2016

Charles E. Kelly, 71, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at his residence.

At his request, Mr. Kelly was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Mr. Kelly was born June 28, 1945, in Gary, Indiana, to James M. Kelly and Vione Hanon Kelly.  He was a member of Louisiana Carpenters, Indiana Carpenters, Indiana Teamsters and Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Lynne Kelly of Center

Children:
Heather Thompson and husband, Glen, of Center
Scott A. Kelly and wife, Debbie, of Wheatfield, Indiana

Grandchildren:
Kaitlyn Wheeler and husband, Chris, of San Augustine
Kurstin Dockens of Edmond, Oklahoma
Kade Dockens of Shelbyville
Brendan Kelly of Wheatfield, Indiana

Brother: Pat Kelly and wife, Margie, of East Chicago, Indiana

Sister: Maryann Henke and husband, Gene, of Warrenton, Missouri

A number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James M. Kelly and Vione Hanon Kelly
Three Brothers

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you help someone in need as a way to honor Mr. Kelly.

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

 

09/11/2016

Helen Blackmon Gray, 75, of the Hawthorne Community, Shelby County, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Lufkin.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Welton Blackmon and Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Monday, September 12, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 

She was born May 15, 1941 in Shelby County to Jack and Ada Audrey (Taylor) Blackmon. She was a member of Chinquapen Baptist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Audrey Blackmon and son, James Roland Gray.

She is survived by:

Husband: Roland “Buddy” Gray of the Hawthorne Community

Children:
Denise Wheeler & husband, Ronnie of Shelbyville
Jackie Gregg & husband, Marty of Center
Tricia Steele & husband, Andrew of Rowlett
Daniel Gray & wife, Angie of Center

Grandchildren:
Mac Wheeler 
Austin Gray, Jada & Jeremiah Gregg
Jack, Jenna, Jason & Jessie Steele
Whitnee and Marissa Tomlin and Hunter McSwain

Sister: Margie McKinzie of the Hawthorne Community

Brothers:
Jerry Blackmon of Lufkin
Welton Blackmon & wife, Linda of Patroon

Special Family:
Donald & Melissa Sigler of Center
Joseph Richards
Brian Sigler
Ashely Sigler

Pallbearers will be her Grandsons: Mac Wheeler, Austin Gray, Jeremiah Gregg, Jack Steele, Jason Steele & Hunter McSwain

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

09/10/2016

Bradley Matteauer Rhodes, 4 months, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, April 30, 2016, and passed away in Nacogdoches, Texas, September 8, 2016. He was the infant son of Chris and Jena (Metteauer) Rhodes of Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas on Saturday September 10, 2016 from 5-8 PM. Funeral service will be held on Sunday September 11, 2016 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church at 2PM with interment to follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Eric Pledger, Reverend Farrar Bentley, and Brother Levi Cohorst officiating.    

Survivors include:

Parents: Chris and Jena (Metteauer) Rhodes of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Bryan Travis Rhodes

Grandparents:  
Jimmy Lance and Linda Metteauer of Chireno, Texas
Charlie Rhodes of Timpson, Texas

Uncles:
Marvin Jordan of Tenaha, Texas
Tony Walker, of Joaquin, Texas
Jim Metteauer of New Orleans, Louisiana

Aunts:
Debbie Jordan of Tenaha, Texas
Becky Walker of Joaquin, Texas

Cousins:
Rylinn Walker
Griffin Walker
Grover Anthony
Krystal Anthony Sowell

Special friends: James and Summer Ramsey, Ryley Beckham, Angela Porter, and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Bradley is preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Rhodes.

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to First United Methodist Church Preschool, 201 E Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 or to a children’s charity of your choice, such as Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

09/08/2016

Shy’Nequie DyShea Edwards, age 16, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 due to an automobile accident. She was a student at San Augustine High School.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the San Augustine High School Gym with internment in Greer Cemetery, Rev. David Mosby officiating
 
Visitation will be held Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.
 
She was survived by: 

Parents:​
LaTorshia Sigler of San Augustine, Texas
​​​Lynze Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
 
Great-Grandmother​, Luleen Sigler of San Augustine, Texas
 
Grand Parents​​:
Sandra Sigler of San Augustine, Texas
William Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Lanell Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
Lon L. Kelley of Houston, Texas
 
Brother​​​, Tyrae Johnson of San Augsutine
 
3 Sisters:
​​LaTavia Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
​​​Armanii Malone of San Augustine, Texas
​​​Amyrah Malone of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of other close relatives and friends.

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

09/08/2016

Hawthorn Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bertie Koonce, Jr., 86, of Gary, Texas, formerly of Center, Texas.  Mr. Koonce passed away in Garrison, Texas, September 3, 2016.  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Hawthorn Funeral Home with a family memorial to be held at a later date.

Mr. Bertie Delton Koonce, Jr., was born July 2, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas to the marriage of Bertie Delton and Mable Mae Ritter Koonce, Sr.  Bertie was raised in Center. Graduating high school there with the class of 1948.  He married Billie Jean Chandler and they celebrated 49 years of marriage before she preceded him in death.  Mr. Koonce worked for the City of Center and as a supervisor for Bruce Hardwood Floors.  
   
Bertie was very independent and hard working from a young age. He never met a challenge he couldn't tackle. He was also a Mason with the Sam Samford Lodge, loved gardening and working outdoors.  Bertie especially loved feeding and watching the hummingbirds. He is also preceded in death by his parents, his second wife, Wanda Henning Koonce and son, Kenneth Koonce.
   
Mr. Koonce is survived by:

His son: Keith Koonce and wife Delilah of Center

Daughter: Kelly Parker and husband Donald of Shelbyville

Daughter-in-law: Barbara Koonce of Houston

Sister: Novis Hitt of Houston

Brother: Buford Weaver and wife Sue of Center

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Koonce
Sarah Johnson and husband Garrett
Alan Koonce
Cole Parker
Joel Koonce and wife Maddison
Emily Koonce

Great-grandchildren: Rebekah and Truitt Johnson and one on the way

Numerous nieces, nephews, special friend Bro. Roy Platt and a host of other friends. 

Special thanks to the Bethany Home Health, K & K Home Health and the nursing staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for their excellent care. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.

09/08/2016

Glenna McKinney, 55, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Tyler.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 16, 1961 in Shelby County, Texas to Vincent Edward and Ethel Vernell (Vaught) McKinney. 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Vincent & Vernell McKinney, Niece, Jennifer Price and Nephew, Tommy Ashton.

She is survived by:
Special Friend:
Flint Calloway of Center
Children:
Casey & T.J. Calloway of Center
Nathan & Quinn McKinney of Logansport
Brittany Benson of Timpson
Grandchildren:
Destiny McKinney 
Coleman Calloway
Levi McKinney
Zayla McKinney
Jordan Benson
Sisters:
Diane Ragsdale of Henderson
Dorothy Ashton of Center
Karan Bledsoe & husband, Russell of Athens
Sheila White & husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends 

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

09/07/2016

Maurice Scott, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Levard Swindle officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Scott was born August 18, 1935, in Shelby County, to Austin Tracy Scott and Florene Bittick Scott.  He was an avid horse lover and an accomplished guitar player.  He was of the Jehovah’s Witness Faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Daphine Scott of Center

Daughters: 
Jolene Scott Busby and husband, Howard, of Center
Melanie Annette Scott of Center

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Windham and husband, Jonathan, of Many, Louisiana
Richard Howard Busby III and Kayla Garrett of Coppell 
Austin James Johnson and Krystin Pennington of Huxley
Anthony Scott Johnson, US Navy of San Diego, California

Great Grandchildren:
Nicholas Windham
Rhiannon Windham
Nicole Grace Johnson
Braylynn Garcia

Brothers-in-law: 
Clayton Warren and wife, Margaret, of Center
Roddy Barr and wife, Fran, of Weimar

Special Friend: Mattie Martin of Center

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Austin Tracy Scott and Florene Bittick Parker

Pallbearers will be Austin Johnson, Jonathan Windham, Anthony Johnson, Howard Busby, Richard Howard Busby III, Clayton Warren, Mike Johnson and Jerry Lynch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp) or National Parkinson Foundation (200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131).

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

09/07/2016

JoAnn Betz Barnett, age 83 of Conroe, TX formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Azalea House in Conroe, TX.

Services will be 1pm Friday, September 9, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will begin at Noon on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born December 23, 1932 in Shelby County to parents, Albert & Juanita (Adams) Betz who precede her in death.

She is survived by
Husband: Alfred Barnett of Conroe

Daughter: Pam Daniel & husband, Bill of Conroe

Son: Ricky Barnett & wife, Elizabeth of Conroe

Grandchildren:
Jason Daniel & wife, Vikki of Conroe
Tara Levin & husband, Lucas of Conroe
Brittany Barnett of Conroe

Great-Grandchildren:
Jackson Daniel
Scarlett & Isabella Levin

Sister: Peggy Tatum of Tomball

09/07/2016

Graveside service for Barbara Ann Youngblood, 57, of Houston, Texas will be Friday, September 9, 2016 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas at 12:00 pm with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.  

Barbara Ann went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ due to a long illness while residing at Spring Branch Transitional Care Center in Houston, Texas on September 4, 2016. She was born in Houston, Texas on November 4, 1958 to Charles P. Youngblood and Lola Pearl Youngblood who both preceded her in death. She had seven siblings who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by one brother Charles O. Youngblood of Houston, along with many nephews and nieces. Even though born in Houston she lived most of her life in Timpson, Texas. She was a loving caring person she enjoyed life and her family very much we will miss her dearly.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, visit www.taylorfh.net.

09/22/2016

Sally Ruth Holt Chandler, 74, of Center, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 5, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  

Mrs. Chandler was born September 20, 1941, in Shelby County, to Nolan Holt and Evie Eddins Holt.  She loved reading books of all kinds.  She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband of 50 years: James Chandler of Center

Son: David Chandler and wife, Keli, of Center

Daughter: Kelley Hancock of Center

Grandchildren: 
Brooke Fletcher of Houston
Elizabeth Chandler of Nacogdoches
Terri Hancock of Center
Jerad Hancock of Center
Dawson Chandler of Center
Rylan Chandler of Center

Brother: Kenneth Holt of Center

Sisters:
Barbara Holt Tysar of Oakwood
Robin Holt Crawford and husband, Ben, of Center

Brother-in-law: Bobby Wilburn and wife, Cora, of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Nolan Holt and Evie Eddins Holt
Sister: Yvonne Wilburn
Brother-in-law: David Tysar

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Rains, Travis Rodgers, Jason Rodgers, James Miles, Tappy Wilburn, Fred Borders and Rex Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Rodgers, Warren G. McSwain, J.C. McSwain, Archie Swindle and Steve Stephens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with funeral expenses.

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

09/05/2016

Bobbie Floyd Russell, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mrs. Russell was born July 11, 1958, in Houston, to James Daniels and Opal Smith Daniels.  She loved fishing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by
Husband: Steve Russell of Joaquin

Daughter: Tonya Wagstaff and husband, John, of Joaquin

Son: Robert Floyd and wife, Brandi, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
J.R. Wagstaff
Hunter Wagstaff
Urijah Floyd
Perry Floyd

Sister: Debbie Parker of Joaquin

Brother: Rex Clevenger of Beaumont

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Grayson Floyd
Step-son: Michael Joseph Russell
Parents: James Daniels and Opal Smith Daniels
Brother: Kenneth Clevenger
Sisters: JoAnn Clevenger, Patricia Green

Pallbearers will be Rodney Rodgers, Jeff Rodgers, Steve Rodgers, Don Russell and Kenny Eslick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses.

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

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