May 7, 2016

Michele Kay “Shelly” Hebert, 56, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on May 5, 2016 in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 23, 1959 in Los Angeles, California to Clyde T. Smith and Etta Jo Cromwell Smith. Funeral service for Shelly will be on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. Interment will be at H&H Family Cemetery on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. 

Shelly was a genuine, compassionate, and tenderhearted individual that impacted the lives of many over her lifetime. She was a true servant to her family, her church, her community, and even to others around the world. Shelly was a dedicated police officer in Dayton, Texas for Liberty County. Her badge was actually the first woman’s badge in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. Her servant’s heart firmly grounded her in the public servant profession for her entire career.  

Shelly met her beloved husband, James Hebert, when she came to work for him. They were married on January 19, 1978 in Houston, Texas and remained faithfully by one another’s side until Shelly’s passing. Together, they traveled all over while James was working in the oil field. They eventually retired to their farm in Timpson, yet still spent their days working the farm side by side. Shelly was known for having fun and filling a room with joy. She loved entertaining her nieces and nephews. Shelly and James also were the host family for many foreign exchange students over the years. She had a great time playing t-ball and table games, attending ‘Girls Night Out’ with her church family, and for being a GA leader at church camp. Some of her fellow friends’ fondest memories are of Shelly’s silly songs at church camp. In her quiet moments, Shelly liked to unwind on the water while fishing. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and of First Baptist Church in Timpson. 

Shelly is survived by her husband, James Hebert of Timpson, Texas; parents, Clyde T. Smith and Etta Jo Cromwell Smith of Somerville, Texas; brother, Mackey Smith and wife, Deborah of Humble, Texas; sisters, Niccola Bilski and husband, Danny of Brenham, Texas, Neoma Hickman and husband, Rick of Somerville, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and exchange students the Hebert’s hosted. 

She is preceded in death by her brother, Brodrick Eugene Bassham.

Pallbearers are Kirk Bilski, Dustin Bilski, John Locke, Zane Locke, Camrron Miller, Clay Campbell, Rick Bassham, Nathan Gladney, and James Hervey.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, 715 N. 2nd Street, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

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


Arnor Gail Hancock, age 76, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Lufkin, Texas. Gail was born January 30, 1940 to Elmer and Blonnie Hancock  in Shelby County.

Services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Hancock Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitations will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home.

He is survived by:

Wife, Peggy Neel Hancock

Ronda Crump & husband Phillip
Mandy Lawton & husband Fisher

Step-Son, Neel Farris & wife Karen

11 Grandchildren
7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Marcille Hughes

Brother, Paul Hancock

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Elmer & Blonnie Hancock
Sister: Halien Crawford
Brothers: Norman (Bo) Hancock and Lewis Hancock

Family is being served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Susan "Gwen" Ratcliff Truitt passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on May 1, 2016, in Logansport, LA, following a 13 year battle with cancer. She was 62 years old. 

Gwen was born on Sept 8, 1953 in Jena, LA to parents, Thomas W. and Aileen Pyle Ratcliff. She was a member of Mims Springs Baptist Church. Gwen married Donald Allen Truitt in April 1985. She welcomed 2 step-sons into her life and shortly after gave birth to a baby girl. As her mother stated, she was the happiest pregnant woman she had ever seen. She then decided to pursue a degree in nursing. Gwen found her true passion as an RN by helping others. She touched many lives in and out of the hospital.

Gwen was a generous, deeply caring soul, with a joyful and infectious laugh. She was admired by many for her strength, courage, and determination to live life to the fullest, even throughout her 13 year battle. She feared no obstacle and never hesitated to take on a challenge by applying her skills in “Gwengineering”. 

Gwen is survived by her husband Donald Allen Truitt of Logansport, LA; her daughter and 2 step-sons, Kelly Boyett of New Orleans, LA; Allen Truitt and wife Diane of Center, TX; Andrew Truitt and wife Cheryl of Muenster, TX; grandchildren Eli Hutchins, Lanie, Lexie, and Avery Truitt; her sister Tempie Ratcliff Bush and husband Keith, children Thomas and Katherine of Bossier City, LA; her brother Chad Ratcliff and wife Tina of Judsonia, AR; and devoted friend/sister Jo Stone of Center, TX; Gwen was blessed with countless friends of whom she also considered family. 

Gwen is preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence (Tootsie) Pierce Jr.; father Thomas W Ratcliff; mother Aileen Pyle Ratcliff; brother Ronnie Ratcliff; sister Edythe (Edie Wee) Davidson; and son-in-law Buddy Boyett.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday May 8, 2016, at Mims Springs Baptist Church – Located at 1227 HWY 765 Logansport, LA 71049. Visitation will begin at 2pm, with memorial services starting at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Love, INC  of Nacogdoches, TX, or to the Brad Wiggins/Adam Matthews scholarship fund with First Baptist Church of Logansport, LA. 

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Gerard Ventura and his staff, as well as Superior Hospice Care.

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

To know Gwen, was to love her.


Requanah Santifer, 45 of Center, passed away Monday night, May 2, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. She will lay-in-state from 10am until 11am at Center Triumph Church prior to funeral service. Interment is at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas with Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Henry Santifer of Center

Daughter, LaCharah (Kevin) Robertson of Center

4 Grandchildren

Mother, Doris Netherly of Center

Father, Charles Ray Netherly of Center

Tomiko (Jimmy) Moore of Tenaha
Mellody (Channing) Daniels of Nacogdoches

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


Jimmy Wayne Adams, 78, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mr. Adams was born August 14, 1937, in Center, to Hugh J. Adams and Olga Mae Livingston Adams.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. 

He is survived by:

Wife of 17 years: Jean Brannan of Center

Son: Gregory Adams and wife, Janet, of Colmesneil

Daughter: Susan Kelsoe and husband, Darrell, of Cypress

Step Daughter: Melinda Maye of Huntsville

Shauna Sanford and husband, David
Nicole Bush and husband, Michael
Natalia Prescott 
Matt Adams

Taylor Ethridge
Colton Ethridge
Makayla Ethridge
Lauren Sanford
Dakota Sanford
Devin Sanford

Tenley Baker
Ella Almaraz
Whitley Sanford

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hugh J. Adams and Olga Mae Livingston Adams
Brother: Joe Adams
Sister: June Adams
Special Friends: Everett Harbison, Gene Deal

Pallbearers will be Jimmy McCauley, Kenneth Hardy, Zack Warr, NoBerto Musico, Robert Lemon and Patrick Netherly.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Walker and Coy Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HeartsWay Hospice, PO Box 5608, Longview, Texas 75608.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


J.C. Vaughn, 79, of Huxley, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Masonic Brother Clarence Denby officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Vaughn was born October 5, 1936, in Shelby County to Jim Vaughn and Gladys Snider Vaughn.  He was a retired member of Boilermakers LU 587, a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, where he served as Master Mason.

He is survived by

Pamela Schroeder and husband, Rick, of Pasadena
Charlotte Gunn and husband, Keith, of Biloxi, Mississippi

Son: Clay Vaughn of Huxley

Scott Schroeder
Tyler Schroeder
Garrett Schroeder
Tara Vaughn
Mitch Gunn
Rachel Krob

McKenize Langford
Brayden Schroeder

Rose Shofner and husband, James, of Center
Ann Yarbrough of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Special Friend: Hazel Risinger

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Jim Vaughn and Gladys Snider Vaughn
Loving Wife: Marilyn Vaughn
Sister: Doris Parker

Pallbearers will be Larry O’Rear, Keith O’Rear, Dana Weldon, Dale Ray Lumpkin, Darren Whiteside and Mack O’Rear.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dudley Cox, O.L. “Tootie” Hindrick, Larry Buckley, Royce Buckley, Alvis Buckley and Jerry Cockrell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Huxley Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Thomas Edgar Williams, 68, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside service was held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Williams was born August 29, 1947, in Center, to Clark Paul Williams and Emma Irene Fincher Williams.  He was a welder and mechanic and loved racing his car.  He enjoyed his family and was always taking the children to stores to buy them things.  He was a member of Swift & Newburn Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by
Wife: Nora Williams

DeLania Williams Manchack

Thomas Shane Williams and wife, Tammie

Jessica Williams
Valierie Williams
Katelyn Reveil
Lexi Reveil
Thomas Clay Manchack
Sarah Abriele Manchack
Lane Garrett Manchack
Logan Creed Williams

Brothers and Sisters:
Shirley Faye Berg
Edwina Higginbotham
Venorah McSwain
Clark Paul Williams
Carolyn Sue Caldwell

Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Clark Paul Williams and Emma Irene Fincher Williams

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Sarah Mae Barlow Hite Cruse, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County.

Sarah was born February 1, 1933 in    Shelby County to Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow.  She loved her family above everything else in life.  Sarah had a big heart and took in those in need of a home – humans and many little dogs and cats as well through the years.  She loved flowers and birds and also enjoyed gardening for as long as she was able.

She is survived by
Dennis Hite of Houston
David Hite and wife, Rhonda, of Houston
Dale Hite of Center

Shelly Bennett
Kristy Chandler
Kim Edwards
Kathy Hale
Tiffany Hite
Sarah Jeanne Hite
Stevie De La Cruz

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren

Ray Barlow and wife, Marvelet
Joe Barlow and wife, Jeri

Gloria Watlington
Oneita Brockman and husband, Jim

Numerous nieces, nephews and many friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow
Brothers: Tony Lovell, Franklin Barlow, Allen Barlow
Sister: Alice Barlow Langford

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Alton A. Nutt, 93, of Carthage, TX, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016, in Longview, TX. He was born on Aug. 22, 1922, in Gary, TX, to the late Charley Mathis and Delie Cassity Nutt. Mr. Nutt graduated from Gary High School with the class of 1940. He married Odie Earnest Vermillion on May 17, 1941, in Gary. Mr. Nutt served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. Mr. Nutt graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education. He worked in education for over 32 years as a teacher, coach, principal, and administrator. Mr. Nutt loved antique clocks and lamps and was the 8th oldest member of the Aladdin Knights, an Aladdin lamp collectors association. He loved sports, especially basketball, was an avid quail hunter, and an excellent bird dog trainer. He lived most of his life in the area and was a member of Central Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and formerly sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Leon Nutt, and brothers, Buford Nutt and J.V. “Bid” Nutt. 
Survivors include his loving wife of 75 years, Odie Nutt of Carthage; sons, Bid Alton Nutt and wife Nelda of Houston and C.M. Nutt and wife Sara of Bastrop; sister, Charlcie Phillips of Carthage; grandchildren, Tracey Friedel of Sugarland and Aundrea Williams and husband Ryan of Pearland; and great-grandchildren, Conner, Zane, Korryn, and Olivia. 
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home, 1131 State Hwy. 149, Carthage. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016, at Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage. Rev. Steve Jackson and Dennis Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Gary Cemetery, 176 Bobcat Trail, Gary.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Winkler Place, Briarcliff, ETMC Carthage, Good Shepherd 5th Floor I.C.U., and a special thank you to Lynda Fowler and Ruby Carter for the loving care shown to Mr. Nutt.  
Memorials may be made to Gary Cemetery Assn., P.O. Box 334, Gary, TX 75643 or to the Gary I.S.D., Bobcat Scholarship Fund, c/o Jason Woodfin, 132 Bobcat Trail, Gary, TX 75643.
A guestbook may be signed online at


Peggy Sue Kilpatrick, 88, of the Paxton Community, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Tenaha.

Ms. Kilpatrick was born November 2, 1927, in Pampa, to Dudley Williams and Myrtis Melinda Nolan Williams.  She loved quilting, crocheting, sewing and gardening. Ms. Kilpatrick was a member of Old Center Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Joe Kilpatrick and wife, Sherry, of Joaquin
Frank Kilpatrick and wife, Carol Ann, of Tenaha

Candy Creech and husband, Tony, of Gary
Scott Kilpatrick and wife, Allison, of Houston
Brody Kilpatrick and wife, Elizabeth, of Joaquin
Krissy Shaw and husband, Will, of Canton
Wes Kilpatrick and wife, Laura, of Nacogdoches
Rusty Kilpatrick of Tenaha

14 Great Grandchildren

Pete Williams 
Bud Williams

Virginia Pace
JoAnn Morris
Jane Morris
Mellie Joslin
Melinda Jean Johns
Cynthia Wray

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Willard Kilpatrick
Infant Daughter
Brother: Billy Thomas Williams
Sisters: Dora Pendley, Dorothy Griffith, Trudy Kelley

Pallbearers will be Scott Kilpatrick, Brody Kilpatrick, Wes Kilpatrick, Rusty Kilpatrick, Tony Creech and Will Shaw. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Wallace.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


Cindy Casey, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, in Lufkin.

Mrs. Casey’s wish was to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Casey was born November 17, 1959, in Missouri to Jack Tripp and Phyllis Ann Moorehead Tripp.  She enjoyed playing Bingo. Mrs. Casey was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Rick Casey of Shelbyville

Ricky Casey of Shelbyville
Jammie Casey and wife, Laura, of Shelbyville
Angie Lyons of Neuville
Beth Casey of Shelbyville
Kathy Casey of Shelbyville

Seven Grandchildren

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


James Wallace Edwards, age 85, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. He was born January 4, 1931.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, April 31, 2016 at New Union Grove Baptist Church with interment at Price-Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating Minister.

Visitation will be held from 12:30pm until 6:30pm Friday, April 30, 2016 at Garner & Son Chapel, San Augustine, Texas.

He is survived by:

Son, Otis James Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

Bertha Lee Lacy (Jerry) of San Augustine, Texas
Valencia Diane Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

7 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren

Sister, Myrtle Malone of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Mary Ann "Mudge" Franklin Farmer was born on December 11, 1929 in Shelby County, Texas and died on April 23, 2016 in Lafayette, Louisiana at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Madison Farmer, Jr., her parents, Thomas Jefferson Franklin and Martha Linda Hayes Franklin, her brother Clyde Franklin and her sister, Norma Franklin Watts.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Tom Farmer and his wife, Lisa of Lafayette, George "Buff" Farmer of Shreveport and Brad Farmer and his wife, Michelle of Youngsville; her grandchildren, Stephen Clay Roberts and Sam Farmer of Lafayette and Andrew and Ashton Farmer of Youngsville. She is also survived by Molly Ferguson of Bartlesville, OK, Jack and Mary Watts of Arlington, TX, Tom and Linda Watts of Shreveport, LA, Bill Watts of Little Rock, AR, Bill and Fran Franklin of Houston, TX, and Charlotte Farmer of Grand Cane, LA and their families.

She and Sam lived in Shreveport until moving to Lafayette in 2005. Mary Ann was active in North Highlands United Methodist Church, Shreveport Symphony Guild, and many organizations at Northwood High School. In Lafayette, she was active at First United Methodist Church, PEO Chapter Y, and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM, led by Reverend Drew Sutton and Reverend Fred Fraser.
Visitation will be held at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport, Louisiana (1815 Marshall Street) on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Graveside services, led by Reverend Milton Geltz, will be held at Forest Park West Cemetery (4000 Meriwether Rd. Shreveport, LA) on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Pallbearers will be Jack Watts, Tom Watts, Chuck Strickland, Clay Roberts, Sam Farmer and Andrew Farmer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Farmer's name to First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Avenue Lafayette, LA. 70501 or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA. 70503 or visit
View the obituary and guestbook online at
Martin & Castille - DOWNTOWN, 330 St. Landry Street Lafayette, LA. 70506. 337-234-2311


Mr. Odell Caraway, 91 of Timpson, passed away Thursday night, April 21, 2016 at his residence in Timpson.

Funeral service will be held Thurday, April 28, 2016 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church. Wake will be Wednesday night, April 27, 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at New Prospect Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas. Interment at Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas with Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.

He is survived by:

Lee Dale Caraway of Timpson
Ira James (Jessie) Caraway of Timpson
Nathan (Karen) Caraway of Timpson
Rev. Rayford (Judie) Caraway of San Augustine

Dorothy (Rev. Ricky R.) Cartwright of Timpson
Janice (Patrick) Garrett of Timpson
Teresa (Rev. Mario) Osby of Timpson
Shaneeta (Rev. Derrick) Rhodes of Timpson

Sister-in-law, Josie V. Roberts of Dallas

24 Grandchildren, 17 Great-grandchildren

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Betty Jo Ramsey Harbison, 84, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on June 9, 1931, the daughter of Jacob Albert Ivy and Sarah Ella Powers Ivy.

Funeral services for Betty will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Chaplain Don Barron officiating.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Betty grew up in the Silas community in Shelby County.   She had many varied interests. She found great joy in cooking and baking goods for her community.  Betty enjoyed gardening, and reading in her spare time.

Betty is survived by her: 

Wayne Lee Ramsey and wife, Valerie of Logansport, Louisiana
James Wade Ramsey of Nacogdoches, Texas

Vickey Ramsey of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jeannie Cruze of Garrison, Texas
Mary Amstutz of Austin, Texas

Grandchildren: Younda Dunman, Clint Ramsey, Adrian Wayne Ramsey, Gavin Clay Henderson, Lacci Jo Henderson, Jolynn Pína, Justin Lee Bates, Thomas James Ramsey, Johnathon Ramsey, Gary Sanford, Jason Bates and Joshua Bates

19 great-grandchildren

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Sarah Ivy; son, Barney Joe Ramsey; daughter, Mickey Sue Ramsey, and grandson, Jacob Tucker.

Serving as pallbearers for Betty will be Clint Ramsey, Glen Whittwer, Gavin Henderson, Justin Bates, Roy Dunman, and Kaleb Dunman.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Letha Lorraine McCall, 82, of Tenaha passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Longview.
Service will be 2p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Whitworth officiating, burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.
Visitation will be Monday from 10a.m. until 12:00p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
She was born April 19, 1934 in Pecos, Texas to parents, Walter & Letha (Clements) Barlow. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.  She enjoyed fishing and crafts. In the past she was active in the Tenaha Lions Club, Kermit Bass Club and she also enjoyed the ladies sewing group at her church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Letha Barlow, her husband, Herman “Hap” McCall, her brother, Edgar and her great grandson, Kiley Chaney.
She is survived by:

4 Children:
Howard “Butch” McCall & wife, Sharon of Lockhart
Lorraine “Sissy” Roark of Midland
Walter “Buddy” McCall & wife, Cheryl of Big Spring
Herman “Scooter” McCall, III & wife, Martha of Hallsville
Cynthia Meadows & husband, Patrick of Dripping Springs
Amanda White & husband, Doug of Lockhart
Howard McCall, Jr. & Rebecca of Austin
Dwight McCall & wife, Jennifer of Pflugerville
Dean Chaney of Victoria
Kala Hardy & husband, Donald Shuck of Odessa
Kyle McCall & wife, Haley of Amarillo
Shandi McCall of Orr City
Herman McCall, IV & Jasmine of Orr City
Hanna McCall of Hallsville
16 Great-Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Hubert Parkman, Alex McCall, Dwight McCall,
Howard Mccall, Jr., Donald Shuck & Doug White

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


Brenda Hughes Graham, 70 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

After attending Galena Park High School, Brenda was a homemaker and mother who dedicated all her time to her family. Brenda was well loved in the communities of Sheldon, Crosby, and Shelbyville where she spent her later years with close family members. Brenda always expressed interest and love for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church, Huxley, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Rosewood Funeral Home, Porter, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Talbot officiating. Graveside services will follow at Graham Cemetery in Latexo, Texas.

She is survived by:

Son, Todd and Glendis Graham of Porter, Texas

Daughter, Traci and Eric Oney of Crosby, Texas

Grandchildren: Cody, Brooke, Lane, Erica and Lillie

Uncle, Monk Peace of Center, Texas

Aunt, Barbara Wilson of Shelbyville, Texas.

Numerous other relatives and a host of loving friends

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Jeff and Lillie Mae Hughes of Crosby, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Glenda Hughes of Huxley, Texas; and her loving husband, Kenneth Graham of Crosby, Texas. 

Services are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home, 22271 Hwy. 59 N. at Community Dr., Porter, TX 77365


Infant Jayden Javier Blanco-Basilio, 2 months old, passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 in Longview.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. 

He was born March 1, 2016 in Longview.

He is survived by:

Parents: Jesus Javier Blanco & Maria Magdalena Basilio

2 Sisters:
Leslie Mishelle Blanco 
Joselyn Blanco

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


Funeral services for Mr. Joey Stringer, 35, of Henderson, will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016 at Bar None Cowboy Church with Jason Taylor and Rev. Robert Fisher officiating. Interment will follow at Laneville Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home of Henderson.

Family will receive friends one hour before the service, Friday, April 22, 2016 at the church.

Joey passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Henderson. He was born April 16, 1981 in Houston. He worked as an EMT for Impel Ambulance Service in Longview, and was a member of Bar None Cowboy Church.

Survivors include:

Wife: Brandy Stringer of Henderson

Mother: Cindy Harris and husband Robert of Henderson

Father: Jimmie Stringer and wife Patti of Greenwood

Jennifer Pirtle and husband Justin of Henderson
Wrenn Pacheco of Alma, KS
Robin Harris of Lawrence, KS

Grandparents: Joe and Winola Ellis of Center

Pallbearers are Brandon Jolley, Brian Young, Jason Stringer, Michael Stringer, Clay Ellis, David Brackin, and Justin Pirtle. Honorary pallbearers are the Henderson Volunteer Fire Department, and the Pine Hill Masonic Lodge.

Condolences may be made online at

Bobbie Tom (Davis) Tamplin, 90, of Houston, TX (formerly of Huxley, TX) passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 with loved ones at her side.

A memorial service will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be at 10 a.m. (1 hour prior to the memorial service).  Interment will follow the memorial service at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX.

Bobbie was born in Shelby County in East Texas on September 12, 1925 to Roy and Beatrice “Bea” Davis.  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and later continued her education earning a Masters of Education from University of Houston in 1955.

On June 2, 1951 she was united in marriage to Otis Brodie Tamplin.  They were married a month and a half shy of 65 years.

After marriage, Bobbie and Brodie moved to Port Neches, TX to raise a family, with son, Michael “Mike” and daughter, Jane Ann.

Bobbie was an active member and Sunday School leader at First Baptist Church in Port Neches for many years.

She made a career as a teacher for 39 years; teaching at Strong,  Huxley, and Ballard in East Texas, and Bridge City, Port Neches Elementary and Port Neches-Groves High School.

After retirement she and Brodie moved back to East Texas to live in the piney woods near Toledo Bend.  They were active members at Lydia Baptist Church while in East Texas.  In 2008 they moved to Houston to be closer to their daughter.

She is survived by husband, Brodie Tamplin; daughter, Jane Ann Burnap and son-in-law, Walt Burnap; grand-daughter, Brooke Ainsworth and her husband, Ron Ainsworth; many nieces and nephews; and many cousins, all very dear.  She is pre-deceased by son, Mike Tamplin.

The family wishes to thank her doctors and caregivers for their excellent medical care and compassion.  They also wish to thank the kind staff at The Forum Healthcare Center, and the staff and friends at The Village of Tanglewood where they resided for over 6 years.  We are also thankful for the many friends and family that have visited over the years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences and remembrances for Bobbie Tamplin may be made online at