12/26/2018

Jimmie Blanche Glenn of Houston, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away on December 23, 2018 in Houston. She was born in Center to Obie M. Glenn and Una Stephens Glenn. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ozay Ford officiating. 

A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Jimmie is survived by numerous first, second and third cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Obie and Una Glenn and her sister, Hester B. Glenn. 

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

12/26/2018

Rev. Byron Boyett died December 21, 2018 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 82. He was born December 20, 1936 in Huntington, Texas to Carrol Thomas Boyett and Cleo Nora Boyett.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Bro. Fred Wilcox will officiate. Dr. Keith Tilley (son-in-law) will bring the message. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Visitation will be held before service 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

He is survived by:
Wife: Lurlene Franks Boyett

Sister: Nell Welborn and husband Jim

Daughters: 
Rebekah Johnson & husband Gary
Deborah Tilley & husband Keith
Diana Stanford & husband Lynn

Grandchildren:
Daniel Stanford & wife Savanna
Jacob Stanford
Michael Stanford
Lucas Tilley
Josiah Tilley
Sarah Johnson

One Great-grandchild: Raelynn Stanford

Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Daniel Stanford, Jacob Stanford, Michael Stanford, Lucas Tilley, Josiah Tilley, and David Welborn.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

12/24/2018

John Wayne Thompson, “JWT”, 74, of Carthage, TX, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2018, in Longview. He was born on Sept. 1, 1944, in Center, TX to the late Lois Etoile Joplin Thompson and John Elvin Thompson. John Wayne had one brother, Jerry Lynn Thompson, who preceded him in death. 

As a child, he lived in Timpson, TX, moving with his family to Center when he was in the seventh grade. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1963, and attended Panola College. John Wayne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He taught and coached multiple sports in Tenaha and Hemphill before leaving the coaching profession. 

John Wayne moved his family to Carthage in 1977, where he owned and operated Carthage Muffler & Tire, Carthage Towing, and the Carthage Country Club as well as many other businesses. He was and avid golfer and enjoyed hunting. He loved attending his grandchildren’s events, as well as supporting the University of Texas Baseball Program, the Carthage Bulldogs, and the Tenaha Tigers. 

He is survived by: 
His wife of 39 years, Kay Hull Thompson

Children: 
John Todd Thompson and fiancé Donna Venette of Forney Jodi Ellis and husband Robert of Nacogdoches
Jill Lupton and husband Patrick of Tyler
Robert Wayne Thompson and wife Heather of Carthage
Sydney Wright and husband Tyler of Tyler

Son-at-heart: Chris Adams and wife Roxie of Carthage 
Grandchildren: 
Regan Thompson
Tanner Thompson
Aubrie Ellis
Morgan Ellis
Duke Ellis
Caroline Walton
Claire Walton
Chloe Walton
Cooper Lupton
Zoey Thompson
Riley Thompson
Truitt Wright

Great-grandchildren: 
Jax Marquis
Corbin Stracener
Sadie Easter 

Nephews: 
Patrick and Sean Thompson

Numerous cousins and many friends also survive Mr. Thompson.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. 

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

12/21/2018

Grace Watts Enmon, age 92 passed away peacefully December 17, 2018. She was born September 29, 1926 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Orin and Ethel Watts.

Grace loved people and lived a long, beautiful and unselfish life. She loved to travel with her friends and loved to fish. She was very involved for many years in her fishing club. She loved the Christmas season and collected Whitehouse Christmas ornaments. She decorated her Christmas tree this year with only Whitehouse ornaments, a collection that she had amassed over many years. 

For many years Grace worked at a plastics plant in Port Arthur, where she had many friends that she remained close to. Late in her life, she worked at Luby’s Cafeteria where she got much joy from seeing all her many friends she touched over her life. She lived her last few years with her son and daughter in law, where she became a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. This church took her in as family and gave her much joy. I know that over her life she was active in many churches; however, this one was very special, and God bless them!

Grace is survived by her brothers and their wives, Malcom and Jessie, OG and June, and Lehman and Vernell and sister-in-law, Rose Mary, the wife of her oldest brother Valton and her sister and husband Bonnie and Kenneth Smith who preceded her in death. She was mother to her daughters Amy and Beth who preceded her in death. She is also survived by her son Mike and his wife Kari, grandson Travis, and many nephews and nieces.

Her name says it all, she was truly amazing “Grace.” The family thanks all of you for the joy you have given her.

Please join us celebrating her life Saturday, December 22, 2018. Viewing begins at 1:00 pm and the graveside service is at 2:00 pm at Clever Creek Baptist Church, 199 Co Rd 1042, Center, Texas 75935.

12/20/2018

Gaylon Christopher Tarver, 41, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10am unitl 12 noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Tarver was born June 13, 1977, in Shelby County, to Don Fletcher and Patricia Tarver. He most recently worked in construction. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and taking care of his family.

He is survived by daughters, Christina Tarver of Kilgore, Texas, Katrina Tarver of Zavalla, Texas; close friend and cousin, Robert Dale Baggett Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas; uncle, Robert Baggett of Nacogdoches, Texas; aunt, Linda Baggett of Nacogdoches, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; mother of his children, Larenda Windham Murphy of Center, Texas.

Preceded in death by mother, Patricia Tarver; grandmother, Loyce Sims; father, Don Fletcher.

Pallbearers will be Zenus Whitaker, Kevon Whitaker, Austin Whitaker and Lorenzo Baggett. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Dale Baggett Jr. and Michael Justin Christopher Coulter.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made toward funeral service.

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

12/20/2018

Mary Ann Adams, 78, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Robert Prothro officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Adams was born September 6, 1940, in Center, to Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston. She was the owner and operator of Adams Salvage for several years. Mrs. Adams enjoyed working in her yard and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Center. Mrs. Adams was past president of Ladies Auxiliary Post #8904.

She is survived by:
Her husband of 61 years, Jack Adams

Children: 
Ronnie Harold Adams
Donnie Earl Adams and wife Lavaunda
Michael Wayne Adams and wife Liz
Deborah Annette Doyle and husband Don

Grandchildren: 
Shane Adams and wife Mandy
Shade Adams
Wade Adams and wife Haley
Amanda Hassfurther and husband Eric
Michael Adams Jr.
Jessie Adams and wife Kayla
Casey Adams
Brandon Anthony and wife Kelsey
Cody Anthony and wife Kaitlyn
Cameron Anthony

Great grandchildren: 
Timmy Adams
Stevie Adams
Turner Adams
Emma Grace Adams
Lily Jane Adams
Charlotte Hassfurther
Caiden Adams
Greylon Anthony
Canyon Anthony
Kaizley Anthony
Harlen Anthony

Brothers:
Lyndon Livingston and wife Paula
Audra Livingston and wife Mary

Sisters: 
Glenda Sue Stockle and husband Mark
Mary Lou Ford and husband Jack

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special friend, Myrlene Bradshaw

A host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by parents, Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston; sister, Betty Lou Fountain; brother, James Paskel Livingston.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, O’Neal McCauley and Shade Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hope Cemetery Fund c/o Roy Noble, 1424 CR 3177, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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

12/20/2018

Attorney Gregory Charles Weatherly, 63, of Kingwood, TX, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX.

Funeral service for Attorney Weatherly will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church located at 921 Martin Luther King Dr, Center, TX 75935, with Rev. George Cartwright officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church from 12 Noon to 1 PM.

Attorney Weatherly leaves to celebrate his life:

Children:
Angela Renee Weatherly of Atlanta, GA
Brandon Charles Weatherly of Conyers, GA
Kristen Simone Weatherly of Washington, DC
Joshua Abebe Weatherly of Houston, TX

Grandchildren:
Aniyah Weatherly of Atlanta, GA
McKenzie Rae Holman of Houston, TX

Attorney Weatherly also leaves to cherish his memory:

Sister: Dr. Darlene Sauls-Bassfield of Chesterfield, VA and her husband Alvin

Nephews:
Anthony Eugene Geiger of Aurora, CO
Dr. Christopher Darren Geiger of Windermere, FL and his wife Nitza,
Marcus Sauls of Hendersonville, NC

Nieces:
Ryann Taylor Dawkins of Chesterfield, VA
Priscilla Ann Hall

Grandnephews:
Xavian Anthony Geiger of Aurora, CO
Matthew William Negrón
Christopher Darren Geiger, Jr. of Windermere, FL

Grandnieces:
Jaryn Alexandria Geiger of Aurora, CO
Nina Nicole Sivard of Clermont, FL

Aunt, Willie Pearl Dones of Humble, TX

Long-time mentor Dr. Charles Edward Tatum of Houston, TX

Long-time childhood friend Van M. Lowry, Esq. of Shaker Heights, OH

Special friend Karen Edwards of Houston, TX

A whole host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Committal: Burial services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Grier Funeral Service located at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216, with visitation taking place from 12 Noon to 1 PM at Grier Funeral Service. Interment immediately follows at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens located at 11201 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Repast: Mt. Zion CME Church in the James A. Hines Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hicks Mortuary at 921 Martin Luther Dr, Center, TX 75935 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s funeral service arrangements. Grier Funeral Service at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s burial service arrangements.

12/20/0218

Jose Gustavo Ruiz, 43, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Joaquin. He was born on March 15, 1975 in El Jaral del Refugio Mexico to Jesus Ruiz and Ninfa Hernandez. Funeral mass will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Jose Luis. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Jose Gustavo Ruiz was born in Mexico and came to Texas as a young boy at the age of 14. He married the love of his life, Rocio Luna, in December 2008, and the two raised a beautiful family together. Jose’s most precious moments were spent with his children. Whether they were playing or feeding their animals together, they were what brought the greatest joy to his life. Jose was a diligent worker and enjoyed working outdoors. When he got the chance, he also liked to go hunting or fishing. 

Jose is survived by his wife, Rocio Luna Ruiz; mother, Ninfa Hernandez; sons, Santiago Ruiz, Salvador Ruiz; daughters, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, Juliet Ruiz; brothers, Jose Tovar and wife Maria, Jesus Ruiz and wife Yolanda; sisters, Maria Luz and Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez and husband Canuto, Francisca Morga and husband Pabo, Paula Novoa and husband Jesus, Aurora Guzman and husband Guadalupe, Rosa Luna and husband Juan, Purificasion Monroy and husband Alfredo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Ruiz; and sister, Maria Monroy.

Pallbearers serving will be Santiago Ruiz, Jonnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, and Omar Guzman.

José Gustavo Ruiz, 43, de Joaquín, Texas, falleció el Viernes, 14 de Diciembre del 2018. El nació el 15 de Marzo de 1975 en El Jaral Del Refugio, México. Hijo del señor Jesús Ruiz y la señora Ninfa Hernandez. Misa Fúnebre será el Viernes, 21, de Diciembre del 2018 en la Iglesia Católica Santa Teresa, con el Padre José Luis Vidarte oficiando. Entierro será en Restland Cemetery. 
Visitacion será de 5:00 a 7:00 el Jueves, 20 de Diciembre del 2018 en la Funeraria Mangum.

José Gustavo Ruiz nació en México y vino a Texas a la temprana edad de 14 años. Se caso con el amor de su vida, Roció Luna, en Diciembre del 2008, y juntos crearon una hermosa familia. Los momentos mas preciados de José fueron al estar junto con sus hijos. Fuese jugando juntos o dándole de comer a sus animales, ellos eran lo que traían mayor felicidad a su vida. José fue un trabajador diligente, que le encantaba trabajar afuera. Cuando tenía la oportunidad, se iba de cacería o de pesca.

José es sobrevivido por su esposa, Roció Luna Ruiz; su madre, Ninfa Hernandez; hijos: Santiago Ruiz, y Salvador Ruiz; hijas, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, y Juliet Ruiz; hermanos: José Tovar y su esposa, María, Jesús Ruiz y su esposa, Yolanda; hermanas: María Luz y Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez y esposo, Canuto, Francisca Morga, y esposo, Pabo, Paula Novoa y esposo Jesús, Aurora Guzmán, y esposo, Guadalupe, Rosa Luna y esposo Juan, Purificación Monroy y esposo Alfredo; y varios sobrinos y sobrinas; y otros familiares y amigos que lo extrañaran mucho. 

El es precedido en muerte por su padre, Jesús Ruiz; y su hermana, María Monroy. 

Cargadores de féretro serán, Santiago Ruiz, Ronnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, y Omar Guzmán.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

12/18/2018

Perry Davis, 60 of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service is Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11am at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. Interment is at Greer Cemetery with Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating. Visitation is Friday, December 21, 2018 from 1pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Johnson of Shelbyville, Texas

Sons:
Lakendrick Durrell Davis of Washington D.C.
Perry Davis, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter, Lakoha Denae Davis of Tyler, Texas

6 Grandchildren

Brother, Willie Davis of Shelbyville, Texas

Sister, Sallie Ann Bolton of Arlington, Texas

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

Services entrusted to Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.

12/18/2018

Billie M. Cruse Kay, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Michael McArthur and Bro. Matt Comer officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Kay was born July 20, 1932, in Center, to John Cruse and Stella Tyler Cruse. She worked in the poultry and cattle industry, USDA Sabine National Forest Seniors Program, and was also a homemaker. Mrs. Kay was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Children:
Frieda Kay Lambright of Joaquin
Atwood (Buddy) Kay, Jr. and wife Paula of Huxley
Ken Kay and wife Jill of Joaquin
LaQuita Kay Posey of Huxley
Marsha Kay Cooper of Huxley
Mitzi Kay Edwards and husband Kevin of Greenwood, Louisiana

Special son, Bryan Hendricks and fiancé Jordan Nutt of Center

Grandchildren, Joni Tarver, Jodi Miller, Kristi Richey, Michael Paul Kay, Mark Kay, Shelbea Comer, Cassie Porter, Jacob Kay, Thomas Posey, Jessie Posey, Michael Brent Cooper, Miranda Dobson, Brylee Hendricks, Bailee Hendricks

32 great-grandchildren

3 great-great-grandchildren

Special caregiver, Pat Woodfin.

She will be forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. She was called “Aunt Bill” by many.

She is preceded in death by spouse, Atwood Kay Sr.; parents, John Cruse and Stella Cruse; brother, Ray Cruse, Jackie Cruse, John Wayne Cruse; sisters, Georgia Holcomb, Bettie Weatherford.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hendricks, Michael Paul Kay, Thomas Posey, Mark Kay, Michael Brent Cooper, Jessie Posey and Jacob Kay.

Memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Cemetery Fund, 15928 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Helping Hands c/o Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

12/17/2018

Agnes Mae Ansley Peavy, 84, of the McClelland Community of Shelby County, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, in Houston.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Peavy was born December 17, 1933, to Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley.  She was a member of McClelland Church.

She is survived by sons, Randy Peavy of Huffman, Gordon Peavy and wife Jinjr of Huntsville; grandchildren, Chris Peavy of Conroe, Holly Peavy Yaple and husband Ray of Deer Park; great grandchildren, Morgan Yaple, Reese Yaple, Laylah Bender; brothers, Gene Edward Ansley, Lenard Ray Ansley; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Alfred Peavy; parents, Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley; brother, Glenn Waymond Ansley.

Pallbearers will be Chris Peavy, Ray Yaple, Hollis Peavy, Reece Mathews, Corey Collins, John Collins and Brian Collins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to McClelland Church Fund.

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

12/17/2018

Charles R. (Chili) Jones, 80, of the Patroon Community of Shelby County, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Glynn Bragg and Bro. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Jones was born February 11, 1938, in Tenaha, to William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones. He served in the United States Army and later worked as an insurance agent. His hobbies included baseball and golf. Mr. Jones was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and served as a deacon at Patroon Baptist Church.

He is survived by wife of 57 years, Patsy Campbell Jones of Patroon; daughter, Charla Jones of Lufkin; sisters-in-law, Lucille Jones of Lufkin, Brownie Jo Minton of Waco; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones; brother, Jesse (Sonny) Jones.

Pallbearers will be Butch Haltom, Tommy Jenkins, Keith Putnam, Glenn Hutto, Curtis Hancock, Lamar Norton, Clint Norton and Chad Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Greer, Lamar Smith, Bruce Steptoe, Bubba Denby, Roy Noble and Ben Clifton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Loma Laird Cancer Center at Nacogdoches Medical Center, 4920 North East Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75965 or Patroon Baptist Church, 310 CR 2261, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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

12/15/2018

Tami Kay Smith Dick passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held 6pm December 16, 2018 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be 2pm December 17, 2018 at University Christian Church in Fort Worth with interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Tami was a loving and devoted wife, an amazing mother and grandmother and a loyal friend to so many.

Tami graduated from Paschal High School in 1979 and then Texas Christian University in 1983. She was an avid Horned Frog. She worked as an executive assistant for Higginbotham Insurance.

She loved her family and friends more than herself and was always thinking of and doing for others. We will all miss her dearly.

Tami was preceded in death by her father, Arthur A. Smith.

Survivors include: 
Husband: Kerry Dick

Mother: Mary Jo Lampley and husband, Doug of Center; 

Sisters: 
Jill Chapman of Fort Worth
Robin Smith of Fort Worth

Children: 
Natalie Ledyard and husband John of Fort Worth 
Campbell F. Dick of Fort Worth. 

Services are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Homes, Fort Worth. https://www.greenwoodfuneralhomes.com/

12/13/2018

Robert Lee Monroe, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away December 12, 2018, in San Augustine.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Dan Fleming officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Monroe was born September 12, 1952, in Center, to Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.  He was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Sister, Donna Sue Monroe of Shelbyville

Nephews:
Jody Cooper of Shelbyville
Adam Murehead of Shelbyville

Great nieces and nephews:
Caitlyn Cooper of Lewisville
Haleigh Hall and husband David of Nacogdoches
Jacob Jackson and wife Letha of Logansport, Louisiana
Jordan Jackson and wife Emily of Center
Cale Cooper of Shelbyville
McKenzie Murehead of Bossier City, LA

Numerous great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by parents, Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Cale Cooper, Craig Lewis, David Hall, Tommy Jenkins, Ricky Lout and Walter Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Runnels, Troy Shofner, Jimmy Jackson and Ray Jackson.

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

12/12/2018

Perry Davis, age 60, of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral service information is pending at this time.

Services entrusted to Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.

12/12/2018

Timothy “Ted” Long, 51, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Tyler.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  

Mr. Long was born June 15, 1967, in Maryland, to Gail Long and Lucinda Clarke Long. He loved his job with Brian and Becky Harkness.  Mr. Long enjoyed music, especially playing the drums, and loved spending time with his family at home.  He also loved his fur babies, Taz and Little Girl. 

He is survived by
Wife: Anita Bounds Long of Center

Daughter: Devin Tillotson of Center

Brother: Dale Long of Atlanta, Georgia

Sister: Peggy Sue Long of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mother: Lucinda Long of Atlanta, Georgia

Numerous relatives

Special friend: Wayne Jones

A host of other friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Gail Long
Son: Davis Tillotson

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

12/12/2018

Margie Len Gipson, 87 of Timpson and formerly of Houston, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at a hospital in Houston.

Funeral service is at 11am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas. Interment is at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor Mario Osby officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Blouis Edward Gipson of Houston

5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild

Host of nieces and nephews

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

12/11/2018

Bro. Henry Hughes, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore, Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Keith Keele officiating.

Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Bro. Hughes was born July 4, 1947, in Center, to Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes. He served as a crew chief for the Texas Highway Department and was a licensed minister for forty years. 

Bro. Hughes was a soul winner and his hobby was fishing. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by 

Wife: Peggy Hughes of Center

Son: Charles Paul Hughes and wife, Britney, of Center

Brother: David Hughes and wife, Kathy, of Center

Special Friend: Kiefer

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes
Sister: Maudine Hughes Hopkins
Brothers: Orland Leo Hughes, Billy Clyde Hughes, John Bennarr Hughes, Jack Monroe Hughes, Orville Carter Hughes, Thomas Carl Hughes, Ted Carroll Hughes

Pallbearers will be Glen Bolton, Jason Burch, Glynn Hutto, Paul Breaux, Marshall Windham and Waylon Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. K.P. Bradshaw and Bro. Henry’s nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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

12/10/2018

John William Yarborough, 57, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Yarborough was born October 12, 1961, in Center, to Drennon Yarborough and Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough. 

He is survived by
Son: John Drennon Yarborough

Parents: Drennon and Elizabeth Yarborough

Sister: Joan Harrison and husband, Brack

Niece: Brooke Harrison

Nephew: Cole Harrison and wife, Sara

Great Nephews: 
Braxton Harrison
Evan Harrison

Preceded in death by
Mother: Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough

Pallbearers will be Buddy Sullivan, John Buffalo, Jason Parker, John T. Barbee, Bradley Allen, Kenneth Hardy, Otis Pleasant, Scotty Baldwin and Newton Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Jack Adams, J.P. Corder, Cadell Stephenson, R.E. Barbee, Lonnie Belrose, Maxie Eaves, Robert Burns and Tommy Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, PO Box 2255, Center, Texas 75935, www.newhopechurch.online or New Hope Cemetery, c/o Pete Helms, 1721 FM 138, Center, Texas 75935.

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

12/10/2018

Shelly Kaye Agnew Swint, 51, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Center Christian Fellowship in Center with Bro. Don Murphree, Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mrs. Swint was born March 19, 1967, in Center, to John Robert Agnew and Judy Baker Agnew. She loved her Lord and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

She is survived by
Husband: Sam Swint

Children:
Brandy Eubank and husband, Jonathan
Chris Pilgreen
Elizabeth Swint and Matt Conway

Grandchildren:
Harley Eubank
Jaxson Eubank
Shelby Eubank
Landon Wood
Makenzie Conway

Parents: Robert and Judy Agnew

Mother-in-law: June Swint

Preceded in death by
Brother: Michael Agnew
Father-in-law: Ray Swint
Grandparents: Johnny Agnew, Omie Agnew, Ernest Baker, Maudie Baker
Uncle: Kenneth Baker
Nephew: Bradley Agnew

Pallbearers will be Wayne Rowland, Robert Gray, Danny Wheeler, Cecil Chessher, Ronnie Smith, Johnny Covington, Coby Barbee and Peter Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Woody, Bobby Waller, Uncle Jerry Agnew and Uncle Daryle LaGrone.

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

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