01/22/2019

Shirley (Pat) Patterson, 85 of Campbell, passed away on January 18, 2019. Memorial services will be 2 P.M., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Ralson officiating. 

Mr. Patterson was born October 26, 1933 in Center, Texas to Mirtis Patterson and Bettie Oliver. He married JoAnn Vivian Fugitt on December 17, 1965 in Royse City, Texas. He retired after serving more than 25 total years with both the United States Air Force and Postal Service. He also owned an upholstery business with his wife. 

He is survived by:
His daughter, Tina Jo Tidwell and fiancé, James Coe, step-sons, Johnny Dale Fugitt and wife, Vickie, Jimmy Lee Halbert and wife, Nancy, and Stephen Lynn Allard, daughter-in-law, Dosky Allard, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, nephew Richard Clay and wife, Iris, niece, Rena Thompson and husband, James and cousins, Edna Earle and George Wayne Duke.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Drew Patterson and Arlie Patterson, sisters, Edna Duke and Loyce Jean Sanders.

Services under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, Texas.

01/22/2019

Leon Pleasant, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Pleasant was born November 6, 1962, in Center, to Lamar M. Pleasant and Maxine Belsher Pleasant.  His hobby was fishing. Mr. Pleasant was of the Christian faith.  As a child, he attended Center Christian Church.

He is survived by:
His brother: Otis Pleasant and wife Maria of Center

Sister: Cecil Fletcher of Appleby

Niece: Heather Hallmark

Nephews: 
Adam Pleasant
Chris Pleasant
Matthew Brittain

Great-nephew: Dustin Hearne of Center

Great-niece: Emily Jackson

A host of friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Lamar M. Pleasant and Maxine Belsher Pleasant; brothers, Bobby Lee Pleasant, Thomas Wayne Thacker.

Pallbearers will be Troy Keele, Mitchell Hollaway, James Thompson, Robert Sanford, Adam Pleasant and Rob Sanford. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Hutto, Tommy McMahon, Bubba McMahon, Stacey Sanford, Rusty Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

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

01/21/2019

Glenn Kerr, 72, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on January 20, 2019 in Center, Texas. He was born on November 3, 1946 in Center, Texas to Troy Kerr and Bennie Sumner McNease. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Terry Goodnight officiating. 

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Glenn grew up in Cypress, Texas. At the age of 14, Glenn’s mother remarried C.L. McNease who grew to love him as his own. C.L. became more than a step-father to Glenn. He was his dad. After graduating from Cy-Fair High School Glenn remained in the Houston area to continue his education. He met the love of his life, Robbie Kemp in Houston in 1970. They were married on July 3, 1971 and started a beautiful family together. In 1978, they decided to move back to Center. Glenn was a proud and devoted member of Lone Star Baptist Church where he took on many roles including Sunday School teacher and served as a deacon. Glenn was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish any chance he could. He also had a passion for flying airplanes and even tried his hand at golf. A quiet and humble man, Glenn was deeply loved by his family who he treasured beyond words. 

Glenn is survived by his beloved wife, Robbie; sons, Kevin Lee Kerr and Christopher Jason Kerr and wife, Dayna; father, C.L. McNease; cousin, Carolyn Field; grandchildren, Gabriel Jacob Kerr and Abigail Morgan Kerr.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Troy Kerr and his mother, Bennie McNease.

Pallbearers will be Joe Yarborough, Glenn Wilburn, Barry Doggett, Enrique Rodriguez, Danny Bailey, Matt Allen and Clay Krueger.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gabriel Jacob Kerr, Stephen Andrusick, Burton Brown, Steven Savage, William Morris and Hugh Halstead.

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

01/21/2019

Kenneth Robinson, 58, of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019, in Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will be held at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Robinson was born October 30, 1960, in Mississippi, to David Robinson Sr. and Yvonne Plant Robinson. He loved playing his guitar.

He is survived by his children, Emily Hughes, Rachel Robinson, Kennodie Robinson; grandchildren, Brittanie Smoot, Madeline Morales; brothers, Billy Doggett, Franklin Doggett.

Preceded in death by mother, Yvonne Doggett; stepfather, Billy Ray Doggett; father, David Robinson Sr.; brothers, David Robinson Jr., Curtis Robinson; nephew, Scotty Doggett.

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

01/18/2019

Tony Harland Barclay, 79, of Frisco, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in Frisco.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Joyce Cravens officiating.  Interment will follow at Woods Post Office Cemetery in Panola County.

Tony was born February 19, 1939, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, to Ernest J. Barclay and Alma L. Stone Barclay. He served in the US Navy, was a firefighter in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and worked in Saudi Arabia in the 60’s. Tony later joined Anixter Cable Company and worked there for 30 years before retiring. He loved Dallas Cowboy football and was one of their biggest fans. Tony was a member of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, where he was involved in the Providence Sunday School Class. He was also a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. Carlsbad #1558.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Penny Budai of Redding, California

Grandchildren: 
Angelina and Tony Budai of Redding, California

Great grandchildren: Paloma and Perlina Budai

Brother: Heath J. Barclay and wife Alice of San Antonio

Brothers-in-law: 
Mike Baldwin and wife Joan of Center
Sam Baldwin and wife Shree of Tenaha

Sisters-in-law: 
Helen Baldwin Pleasant and husband Otis of Center
Jana Baldwin of Conroe
Patricia Baldwin Edmondson and husband Bill of Waskom

Special cousin: Tom Barclay.

Preceded in death by wife: Sandra Jo Barclay; parents, Ernest J. Barclay and Alma L. Stone Barclay; brothers-in-law, Jacky Lynn Baldwin, James “Jimmy” Edmond Baldwin; mother and father-in-law, Jessie Lee Hartt Baldwin and James Edmond Baldwin; niece, Pam Baldwin.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Barclay’s nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Massei, John Egan, Wayne Williams, Ed Shaw, Tom Barclay, Bruce Martin, David VanHouten.

Memorial donations can be made to Sandra Baldwin Barclay Scholarship Fund at Tenaha High School or Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs).

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

01/17/2019

Edith Warren Franks, 102, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, in Garrison.  
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mrs. Franks was born January 1, 1917, in Shelby County, to Ed Warren and Harriett Crump Warren.  She was a secretary for a cotton gin for several years and later was employed with Cotton Belt State Bank in Timpson and First National Bank.  Mrs. Franks was also a bookkeeper for Dr. Lester Warren.  She was of the Church of Christ faith and was a 50 year member of Order of the Eastern Star Timpson Chapter #396.

She is survived by:
Her daughter: Martha Muckelroy of Garrison, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law: Paul and Lynn Franks of Seabrook, Texas

Daughter and son-in-law: Karen and Carlos Gray of Center, Texas

Grandchildren: 
Pam and Jay Loving of Coppell, Texas
Kenneth and Crystal Franks of Houston, Texas
Lea Franks of Houston, Texas
Gina and Ski Betanski of Austin, Texas
Sam Beasley of Wuxi, China

Great-grandchildren:
Troy D. Franks
Hazel Betanski
Warren D. Franks.

She is preceded in death by husband, Troy Franks; son, James Troy Franks; parents, Ed Warren and Harriett Crump Warren; brothers, Samuel Warren and Jack Warren; sisters, Ruby Jones, Sallie Adams, Dessie Mae Tyson, Helen Muckelroy.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Franks, Ski Betanski, Danny Jones, Dean Lester, Tom Franks and Carlos Gray.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Beasley and Steve Franks.

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

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

01/11/2019

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, William Edward Prentice, Jr., a loving husband and kind father of six children, passed away in Bangkok, Thailand.

Also known as “Bill” and “Dad” to his loved ones, William was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a great man of many contraries. With a love for the earth and a nurturing for all that grows on it and in it, he graduated from LSU with a degree in International Agriculture. That passion took him to diverse places and a variety of jobs that included cultivating native fruit, building schools, teaching lepers to farm, cattle ranching, and more. He worked for a time with the Peace Corps and the National Council of Churches and later went into business on his own. These many ventures took him for a short time to Jamaica and across South America, particularly Ecuador, for nearly two decades.

With high regard for all people and a deep respect for plants and animals alike, William left an impact everywhere he went and on everyone whom he met. Comfortable speaking English and Spanish, he treated everyone as an equal regardless of background. He was calm and gentle in demeanor but also quite the talker. He could find a friend in anyone. But he was also so easy to talk to about anything. A hard worker, William believed in honesty and giving your best. He loved to get his hands dirty outside planting endless rows of fruit trees, muscadine vines, and vegetable plots and taking care of the fish, the dogs, the chickens, the guineas, the turkeys, the donkeys, the duck, the goat, and the mule. If he’d had it his way, he’d spend his days outside, perhaps riding in his buggy with Kassie, his beloved mule. But he was also perfectly content indoors drinking a good cup of coffee with chicory and reading whatever he could get his hands on.

Yes, while he was a farmer at heart, William was also an avid reader and known to many for his intellectual nature. Well-read and cultured, he was more likely to listen to NPR than music, but he could also turn around and recommend a musical or book of poetry to you. Because of the value he placed on learning, he moved his family from Ecuador back to his home country the U.S. in the hopes of ensuring a better education for his children.

After a few moves across the southern states, William established his life and family in Center, Texas. He started his work in the poultry industry, with stints for Green Acres and later Pilgrims. Later, he made the jump to the water well business with the opening of Pixie Water Wells, a business he started as a joint venture with his sons. Named in honor of his mother Celia, whose starting investment launched the company, Pixie became so associated with William that he was often even called “Mr. Pixie.” A good neighbor to all, William was well known in the Center community and believed in supporting local business and local people.

Above all, William had an insatiable appetite for truth, specifically Bible truth. Throughout his life, he read and investigated the Bible often, but the turning point in his life came when he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The knowledge he acquired and his subsequent dedication to God brought on changes to the way he thought, spoke and acted and gave him the greatest joy and satisfaction in his life. Because of the sense of purpose it gave him and the powerful effect it had on him, William loved to share Bible truths with everyone. He believed in choosing to be happy and maintained a positive attitude throughout life. If there’s one thing we all remember of him, it’s his wonderful smile.

William was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Prentice, Sr. He is survived by his wife Ines, his six children, Daniel, Paul, Rebeca, William, Hannah, and Stephanie, his mother Celia, his brother David, six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, Melaina, Ruben, Celia, and Olive, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and a large, extended family in Ecuador.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center at 3 P.M. Flowers can be sent to Mangum Funeral Home.

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.

01/15/2019

Mr. Timmy Michael Foret, age 60, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Foret passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at CHI- St. Luke – Baylor Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was a native of Homer, LA and was the son of the late Antoine Delma Foret and Rose Mae Dion Foret. Mr. Foret also served as a Merchant Marine and was a Master Boat Captain. Per his wishes, cremation arrangements are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary.

Survivors are: 
Wife: Virginia Ann Bunting of San Augustine, Texas

Son: Alexander Foret of La Place, LA

3 Grandchildren

6 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers: 
Antoine Foret of Louisiana
John Foret of Louisiana
Joseph Foret of Louisiana
Gary Foret of Louisiana   
Joe Foret of Florida 

Sisters:
Velma Landry of Louisiana
Hazel Pier of Louisiana 
Tiffany Heller of Louisiana

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

01/14/2019

Barbara Maxine Youngblood, 77, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Clifton Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Youngblood was born March 30, 1941, in Shelby County, to Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson. Barbara was a loving, devoted, exceptional wife, mother and nanny. She and her husband, Jimmy, were married on November 10, 1961, and enjoyed 57 years together. Their union brought forth 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, with another due in July 2019.

Barbara spent her life taking care of her family and making absolutely sure everyone around her was comfortable and certainly well-fed. She and Jimmy loved camping and took Ronnie and Becky all over the United States on vacations. Her favorite place was the mountains of Colorado. She worked for many years at Center ISD and loved all the students and her coworkers. She and Sandy Hudspeth formed a special bond that would last forever.

Barbara’s family had game nights regularly, and her favorite game was UNO. However, nobody wanted to sit next to her because she became a woman possessed. Her favorite target was her daughter-in-law, Margaret.

Barbara leaves behind family and friends who love her dearly and will miss her tremendously. But, she is now smiling down on everyone as she walks with her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by:

Her husband, Jimmy Youngblood of Center

Children:
Ronnie Youngblood and wife Margaret of Center
Beck Elliott and husband Puncho of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Joni Youngblood of Shelbyville
Koby Youngblood and wife Alyssa of Shelbyville
Michael Elliott of Huxley and girlfriend Julie Spivey of Warren

Great-grandchildren: Sabryn, Cade, Kambry, Izzy, Guner, Deacon, and #7 due in July

Sister: Sandra Harkness and husband Billy of Center.

Preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Elliott, Roby Youngblood, Guner Youngblood, Cade Collins, Tyler Windham, Brian Harkness, Benny Baugh, and Stan Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Scooter Hughes, Shane Hughes, Lee Hughes, Tommy Henry, and Terry Henry.

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

01/14/2019

McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home and Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral service for Mrs. Elma Christine Pitts-Freundrich of the Houston, Texas. Mrs. Freundrich passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Freundrich was born October 29, 1937 in Center, Texas.  Graveside service will be Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community at 12-noon.   

Mrs. Freundrich’s local survivors are: 
Cassandra Pitts
LaTonya Pitts
Sophia Pitts-Warren
Kelly (Adric) Watts
Jackie Pitts
James (Ann) Pitts
Lester Pitts 

01/13/2019

Billy Ray Magness, 82, of Timpson, Texas passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Center, Texas, surrounded by loved ones.  Born March 25, 1936, in Clute, Texas to the late William Horace and Ludie Mae (Bass) Magness. Visitation will be held Sunday January 13, 2019 from 3 – 5 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.  Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

Billy graduated from Timpson High School in 1954 and received his Masters in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. His life was devoted to the field of education where he took great pride in molding young minds and lives. He taught and coached at China ISD and Tenaha ISD before returning home to Timpson where he coached girls’ athletics and taught social studies. In 1978, Billy was led to become the principal for the Shelby County Cooperative Special Education Program and he remained there until his retirement in 1997.

Billy married the love of his life, Nora Ann and the two shared over 40 wonderful years together before her passing in 2002. He later married Mary, whom he knew in high school, and the two remained lovingly devoted to one another’s care until Billy passed. Billy enjoyed the outdoors when he was not working in education. He had a collection of stories that he was happy to share about all of his fishing and squirrel hunting adventures. Billy was a loyal member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years. During his service there, he took on the responsibility of deacon and Sunday School teacher. Many memories and laughs will be treasured and missed by all that knew him. 

Billy is survived by:
His wife: Mary Magness

Son: Tim Magness and wife Nancy

Grandchildren:
TJ Magness
Kymber Magness
Haven Boniol

Great-grandchildren: 
Jazen Boniol
Rylah Boniol

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

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nora Ann Magness; sisters, Doris Gibbs, Betty Jo Hardin, and Dorothy Mullins.

Pallbearers serving are Bobby Yarborough, Jim McDonald, Tim McDonald, John Temple, William Paul Mullins, and Dr. Cengiz Satir.

Honorary pallbearer serving is Charlie Rhodes.

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.

01/13/2019

LaVelle Leach Watlington, 94, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating. Family visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Public visitation will begin at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Watlington was born September 13, 1924, in San Augustine, to Clarence Leach and Emmer Lynch Leach. She loved fishing and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Watlington was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by:
Her daughters: 
Zonia Corbell and husband Shane of Shelbyville, Texas
Tonja Bordelon and husband Ray of Frierson, Louisiana

Grandchildren: 
Shanell Ruiz and husband Jesse of Center, Texas
Jasper Corbell and wife Caroline of Center, Texas
Payton Bordelon of Frierson, Louisiana

Great-grandchildren:
Cash Ruiz of Center, Texas
Cyrus Ruiz of Center, Texas

Special nieces and nephews:
Rodney and Debbie Warren and their children Michael Vincent Warren
Sarah Scott and Adam Scott and their daughter Aubrey
Sheila Hudson and son Warren Hudson

Sister-in-law: Thelma Leach

A number of nieces and nephews; a host of friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Watlington; sister, Ann Warren; brothers, “Dick” Leach, “Shot” Leach, “Bear” Leach, “Sid” Leach, Ferrel Leach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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

01/10/2019

Steven "Steve" Edward Hampton, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 10, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on September 7, 1942 in Henderson, Texas to C.B. Hampton and Mable Inez Owens Hampton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

A visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 

Steve graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas and shortly after started building and inspecting radio and microwave towers. He moved back to Shelby County in 1967 where he received a position building cooling towers. While there, he met Ann Parker and the two were married on March 1, 1969. Steve had a desire to take a new route professionally and began driving trucks cross-country for Melton Truck Lines. In 1970, he transferred to Vernon Sawyer Truck Lines in Bastrop, Louisiana and four years later, in 1974 became the owner and operator. He successfully built his business into a strong and long-lasting company that he loved for 22 years. In 1996, Steve made the decision to uproot from his life-long career and move to Dallas to try his hand at something new. He went to work for R-COM Construction Company installing underground copper and fiber optic cables. He remained there until his retirement in 2011 when he moved back to Center. 

Steve is survived by:
His son: Ronnie Hampton and wife, Lisa of Farmerville, Louisiana

Sister: Sharon Porter and husband, Michael of Center, Texas

Granddaughters: 
Hailey Kenly and husband, Zach of West Monroe, Louisiana
Faithe Ann Brown and husband, David of  West Monroe, Louisiana

Great-granddaughter: Madalyn Kenly of West Monroe, Louisiana

Great-grandson: Brandon Kenly of West Monroe, Louisiana

Niece: Monica Zimmerman and husband, Scott of Katy, Texas

Nephew: Justin Porter and wife, Carissa of Tenaha, Texas

Great-nieces: 
Kalyn Gilchrist and Matt Strickland of St. Petersburg, Florida
Hadley, Harper and Hollynn Porter all of Tenaha, Texas

Great-nephew: Jacob Zimmerman of Katy, Texas. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Parker Hampton; parents, C.B. and Inez Hampton; and brother, Michael Lee Hampton. 
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.

01/10/2019

Jo Ethel Garrett (76) of the East Liberty Community passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Lufkin, Texas. She was born on March 22, 1942.

Funeral service will be at 12 noon Saturday, January 12, 2019 at East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community. Rev. Michael Mitchell will officiate. Visitation is Friday, January 11, 2019 at Hicks Chapel at 12:00 noon and committal is at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.
 
Mrs. Garrett is survived by:

Sons:
Gregory Garrett Sr. (Lisa) of Waco, Texas
Donald Garrett Sr. (Angela) of Mansfield, Texas

Daughters:
Tammy Marshall (Brian) of Beaumont, Texas
Tracy Chancey (Larry) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Linnie Millie (Frank) of Palm Springs California
Joyce Smith of Longview, Texas
Jimmie Johnson of Palm Springs, California
Billie Pollard (John) of Marshall, Texas

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

01/09/2019

Maria Perez Jaimes, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, in New Mexico.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Jaimes was born April 3, 1962, in Coroneo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Maria Concepcion Perez Saavedra and Cesario Perez Cano.
She is survived by:
Her husband: Florencio Jaimes of Center

Daughters: 
Selena Jaimes of Center
Esmerelda Jaimes of Center

Father: Cesario Perez Cano of Mexico

Brothers and sisters: 
Fausto Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Francisco Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Josefina Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Juan Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Claudia Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Cerano Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Jesus Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Atilano Perez Saavedra of Mexico
Concepcion Perez Saavedra of Mexico

Stepchildren: 
Marquez Taylor Jaimes of Globster, Louisiana
Keshia Taylor Jaimes of Globster, Louisiana

Cousins: 
Nathlia Reyes of Center
Edey Jaimes of Center
Efriain and Maria James of Center

Niece: Yolanda Alcudia of Center

Nephew: Christian Perez of Center.

She is preceded in death by mother, Maria Concepcion Perez Saavedra.

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

01/09/2019

Steve Franks, 47, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Panola County.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Elderville Cemetery in Lakeport.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Franks was born January 31, 1971, in Lamar County, to Travis Wayne Franks and Shirley Lee Carrell Franks. 

He is survived by:
His wife: Barbara Franks of Timpson

Children: 
Stephen Douglas Franks and wife Brittnee of Spring
Katrina Yvonne Franks of LaPorte
Michael Anthony Franks of LaPorte
Chelsey Nicole Franks of Timpson
Mackenzie Smith Franks of Timpson
Kylie Smith Franks of Timpson
Kaleb Cole Smith Franks of Timpson

Stepchildren: 
Megan Jackson and husband C.J. of Hallsville
Tyler Jackson of Timpson

Grandchildren: 
Quinn
Hunter
Zayden
Nicholas
Dagon
Pierson
Asher
Arie
Dallas

Brothers and sisters:
Ronnie and Vickie Franks
Connie Frugia
John and Mary Franks
Lynette and Rodney Durbin
Teresa and Earl Graham
Claude and Reina Franks
Tim and Melissa Franks

Preceded in death by parents, Travis Wayne Franks and Shirley Lee Carrell Franks; best friend, Terry Deyoung.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Bailey, Ryan Mackey, Larry McDonald, Shane Martin, Buddy Jones, Bobby Smith, Shannon Loyd, Earnest Gomez, Stephen Franks, Michael Franks, Stephen Gumby, Tyler Jackson, Kaleb Franks, Ronnie Franks, John Franks, Rodney Durbin, Earl Graham, Claude Franks, and Tim Franks.

Honorary pallbearers will be High Roller Family, Jason McDonald, Archie Cooley, Luke Garrett, Tony Willoughby, Michael Henry, Bob Jones, and Sean Casse.

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

01/09/2019

Arona Ann Rambin, 76, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating.

Mrs. Rambin was born April 1, 1942, in Cortez, Colorado, to Aaron Baker and Eula Mae Lancaster Baker.

She is survived by:
Her children: 
Suzanne Lummus of Santa Fe, Texas
Mark Allemand of California

Stepson: Sidney Rambin II

Sisters: 
Margaret DeSha and husband David of Shreveport, Louisiana
Linda Love of California

3 grandchildren

3 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband, Sidney Rambin; parents, Aaron Baker and Eula Mae Lancaster Baker; brother, Tommy Baker.

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

01/08/2019

Wanda Jean Smith, 91, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 8, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on July 23, 1927 in Maud, Texas to Travis Banks and Iva Lewis Banks. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

Wanda married William Ernest Smith in 1941, and he preceded her in death on December 25, 1973. She served Shelby County as County Auditor for 28 years and was a member of the Eastern Star for 58 years. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Smith; her parents, Travis and Iva Banks; and her infant brother, Emanual Banks. 

She is survived by:
Her son: Lynn Smith and wife, Sherry of Nacogdoches

Granddaughter: Stacey Lynn Smith of Temple

And numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

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.

01/07/2019

Martha Ann Manasco, 71, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Timpson, Texas. Born July 10, 1947, in Paxton Community, Shelby County, Texas to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar and Ethel Lee (Lewis) Munn.   Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Stanley Church of Christ, Stanley, Louisiana.  

Martha was raised in Joaquin, Texas. She attended Joaquin High School and completed her GED. She met and married the love of her life, Roy Hershal, and the two spent over 45 years together before his passing. Her favorite past times are those spent serving the lord and spending time with her family. She enjoyed drinking coffee each day and watching Fox News. Martha spent time reading and enjoyed playing cards. She was a member of Stanley Church of Christ and loved her church and Lord dearly.  

Martha is survived by:
Her children: 
Patricia Manasco
Cynthia Short and husband James Henry Short Jr.
Roy Hershal Manasco Jr.

Brothers: 
Andrew Ollis Sholar Jr. and wife Jenny
John Edward Sholar
Richard Wayne Sholar and wife Scottie

Sister: Laura Lynn Rushing and husband Bill

Sister-in-law: Mae Sholar

Grandchildren: 
Mable Lee-Ann Cook
Maria Delsocorro Palacios
Zachary James Short

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

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hershal Manasco; parents, Ollis Sholar and Ethel Lee Munn; brother, Robert Sholar.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr, Timpson, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

01/06/2019

Willie Everett “Snuffy” Windham, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11 a.m.

Mr. Windham was born July 22, 1925, in Shelby County, to Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he saw action in the South West Pacific Theatre. Mr. Windham was a saved Christian and was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by:

Children:
Kay Lawson and husband Garry of Center
Donald Everett Windham and wife Sherree of Dayton

Grandchildren:
Stefanie Wagstaff and husband Jimmy of Joaquin
Jeffrey Lawson and Shannon Stewart of Center
William Lawson and Cristy Cooper of Center
Stacey Pauwels and husband Nathan of League City
Jennifer Wenderburg and husband Josh of Deer Park
David Hendricks and wife Shelby of DeBerry
Katie Watson and husband William of Nacogdoches

16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild

Sisters:
Margie Weaver of Nacogdoches
Bobbie Sue Nichols and husband John Henry of Center

Brothers:
Max Windham of Shelbyville
Leon Windham and wife Cathy of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by wife, Jennie Marie Reynolds Windham; sons, Michael Windham, Randy Windham; parents, Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham; brothers, Dan Windham, Elvin Windham, Jack Windham, Tom Windham.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Windham’s grandchildren.

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

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