Dwight D. ”Hank” Curbow, 65 of Garrison passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. He was born December 21, 1950 in Nacogdoches County to parents, Willis Dean Curbow and Ouida Deloney Curbow. He was the fifth of six children.

His service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, June 17, 2016 at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Shannon “Shak” Arrington and Rev. Ryan King will be officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include:

His loving wife and school sweetheart of 45 years, Stephani Beard Curbow

Coady Curbow and wife Pam
Kent Curbow & wife Candice

Daughter: Cassi Hairgrove & husband Collin

Grandchildren: Callie Grace Curbow, Taylor Mackenzie Curbow, Cason Wyatt Curbow, Camden Devant Curbow, Cohen Charles Hairgrove, Hudson Lee Curbow, Claire Layne Hairgrove, Gentry Lynn Curbow & Reese Joanne Curbow.

Jimmy Curbow
Billy Curbow
Joey Curbow

Marie Adkison
Jeannie Butler

Numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

Hank lived all his life in Nacogdoches County in the Garrison area and formed strong bonds and a deep commitment of service with his community. He was raised on his parents farm where he was taught the importance of church, family, hard work, service & honesty.

This country life instilled a love for the Lord, family, his country & his fellow man. He was very dedicated to his community & had a strong desire to help others, never striving for recognition, a man with a humble heart. He was a member & former Deacon of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

A trustee of Holly Springs Cemetery, member of the Garrison Masonic Lodge & a Shriner Served on the Garrison School Board for 9 years. An active supporter of FFA, an avid hunter & member of Bellview Hunting Club plus service on multiple committees through the years. He was blessed with his destiny to become a farmer & rancher. He definitely was a “homebody” often saying he didn’t like to leave “Route 3”. His idea of enjoyment was riding the back roads which he knew every twist & turn with frequent stops for visiting, gathering at the camp & at home-the more family & friends the better.

His life was filled with adventures which has lead to storytelling, never ending memories, slow smiles to body shaking laughter. His country wit & slow talking was a delight to his wife & children. His work, such as penning & working cattle, getting hay baled & put up fence often turned in to a social event. His love of hunting & all the related friendships & bonds that were formed. This love of hunting caused frequent unpleasant encounters with his wife in the early years but eventually she saw she had to accept or leave. His pride and joy was his 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

When not working he spent his childhood roaming the pastures, woods & creek banks. His daddy was a successful hog farmer & Hank bought him out & followed his lead-later branching out into chicken farming, dairying & raising cattle.

In school, he excelled in football, well known as a running back for his speed & agility & juking. He was short but muscular & college scouts came to watch him. A knee injury bringing this to an end. But not the long lasting friendships & notoriety.

He met his future wife when he was in the 7th grade & she was in the 6th & the bond began. They were separated due to his wife’s parents traveling Army life but the bond was never broken. They were reunited when he was 18 and she was 16, when his wife’s father had to go to Vietnam. They fell in love & the love grew & never ended.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holly Springs Cemetery in memory of Hank Curbow.

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


Maranda LeAnn Whitton, 21 of Logansport, LA.  Passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2016

There will be a graveside service at 10 am Thursday June 16, 2016 at Bethel Cemetery 219 Bethel Road, Logansport, La. With a Memorial Ceremony to follow at Bethel Methodist Church.

Maranda was born November 30, 1994. She was a loving girl with a beautiful smile, and laugh that could brighten even the worst days. Not a person ever met her that they did not become instant friends. Her love for her family and friends was apparent to anyone who knew her. Her personality was just so audacious that this world could not hold her, she is now shining down on us from Heaven above.

She is Survived By:

Fiance, Steven McCoy of Logansport, La

Mother, Julie Phillips of Carthage, Tx

Britni Phillips and fiancé Eric Davis of Bossier City, La
Haven Holt of Pitkin, La

Brother, Blayne Whitton of Carthage, Tx

Linda Fonville of Logansport, La
Mike and Linda Jordon of Carthage, Tx
Jerold Price Of Deadwood, Tx
Luther David Whitton of Jaoquin, Tx

Theresa Fonville of Logansport, La
Rebecca Fonville of Logansport, La
Teena Register and Husband Craig of Logansport, La
Amy Glass and Husband Brian of Jasper, Tx
Crystal Berg and Husband Lydell of Joaquin, Tx
Angela Whitton of Joaquin, Tx
Kimberly Griffin and Husband Billy of San Augustine, Tx
Rhonda Villarreal and Husband Luis of DeBerry, Tx

Uncle, James Crawford and Wife Anita of Carthage, Tx

Nephew, Caleb Walker

She is also survived by a host of very special cousins, family and friends.

She is proceeded in Death by her father Robert Timothy Phillips, great-grandparents Leon and Arlene Todd and grandmother Peggy Whitton


Darrell “Stogie” Partlow, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frankie Desoto officiating.   Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

Mr. Partlow was born May 10, 1923, in Kensal, North Dakota, to Urban Partlow and Dora Fredrickson Partlow.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in the Philippines and South Pacific.  Mr. Partlow enjoyed truck driving, traveling with his family and carpentry work.  

He is survived by
Bob Partlow and wife, Donna
Rick Partlow and wife, Barbara

Daughter: Jane Coyne and husband, Marty

Ben Partlow
Angie Teske and husband, J.R.
Billy Partlow and wife, Heather
Traci Carothers and husband, Tim
Bambi Wilburn and husband, Timbo
Samantha Palmer and husband, Rod
Eric Partlow
Amy Lindley and husband, Jamie

14 Great-Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

4 Sisters-in-law

3 Brothers-in-law

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mildred Lawson Partlow
Parents: Urban Partlow and Dora Fredrickson Partlow
3 Brothers
3 Sisters

Pallbearers will be Billy Partlow, Ben Partlow, J.R. Teske, Taylor Partlow, Trevor Partlow and Jesse Teske.  Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Partlow, Tim Carothers, Timbo Wilburn, Jamie Lindley, Rod Palmer, Sawyer Wilburn, Cowboy, Benny and Red Wing.

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



Mr. Curtis Polley, age 80, of Joaquin, TX passed away Thursday morning at Green Acres Nursing Center of Center, TX. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Elder Frankie Maddox to officiate. 

Mr. Curtis Polley is survived by: 

Wife Earlene Polley of Joaquin, TX

5 Daughters - Sharon Polley of Center, TX, Wanda Polley of Center, TX, Barabara Polley of Lufkin, TX, Lisa Johnson of Center, TX and Penelope Johnson of San Augstuine, TX

5 Sisters - Lorene Moore of Center, TX, Linda Redmond of Nacogdoches, TX, Lanell Polley of Nacogdoches, TX, 
Annette Polley of Center, TX and Mary Lousie Greer of Center, TX

2 Brothers - Artis Lee Polley of Center, TX and Anderson Polley Jr. of Center, TX. 

17 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren


Helen Irene Warren Muckelroy, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Ms. Muckelroy was born December 5, 1921, in Shelby County, to Ed Warren and Harriett Warren.

She is survived by
Sister: Edith Franks

Caretakers: Douglas Jackson Family

Preceded in death by
Husband: Cecil Leo Muckelroy
Parents: Ed Warren and Harriett Warren

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


Larry Wayne Ballard, 67, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith, Bro. John Bender and Bro. Josh Sanford officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Ballard was born February 7, 1949, in Center, to L.G. Ballard and Lola Mae LaFitte Ballard. He graduated Center High School in 1967 and attended Stephen F. Austin State University.  In 1969, Mr. Ballard married the love of his life, Marilyn, who he fell in love with at the age of 15. Together, they raised three daughters.  Mr. Ballard loved his church and his family.  He enjoyed spending time as “Poppy” with his five grandchildren and having coffee with his many friends.  Mr. Ballard was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Center.  He served as a deacon since 1978, and pioneered the media ministry of First Baptist Church to bring the services to the community.  He was a member of Center Sam Samford Masonic Lodge.  He was also active in his community by serving on Center’s Planning and Zoning Committee as well as being a Shelby County Leadership Participant.

He is survived by
Wife of 46 years: Marilyn Ballard of Center

Kimberley Shofner and husband, Paul, of Jacksonville
Tracy Gould and fiancé, Corey Wood, of Tyler
Amy Roach and husband, Kyle, of Bullard

Katelin Gould of Tyler
Connor Shofner of Jacksonville
Reagan Shofner of Jacksonville
Bailey Kurtz of Bullard
Lainey Kurtz of Bullard

Brother: Louis Ballard of Iowa

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: L.G. Ballard and Lola Mae LaFitte Ballard

Pallbearers will be Kyle Roach, Paul Shofner, Corey Wood, Bailey Kurtz, Connor Shofner, Ted Hopkins, Delbert Beckham, Alan Minter and David Minter.  Honorary pallbearers will be McNeil Moore, Gene Walker, David Koonce, Todd Albert, Scott Shamblin, Bill Stegall and First Baptist Church Deacons.

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


Helen Muckelroy, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Additional information and survivors to be announced later.


Betty Marie Alford Marberry, 72, was received into her heavenly home on June 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her through the struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

Betty will be buried in San Augustine, Texas at the Liberty Hill Cemetery immediately following her services on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Martinsville Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Betty was born to the late Hoyt Alford and OraLee Norwood Alford Dumas, in San Augustine, Texas on September 18, 1943. She graduated Magna Cum Lade in 1992 from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She used her skills as a nurse to care for both her family and the community through many dedicated years of service in the nursing field with rehabilitation and hospice patients. Nursing was something that Betty prided herself in doing; she always put the needs of others above her own and will be missed by many.

Betty was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Robert L. Marberry, on November 26, 1982 in Del Rio, Texas. They raised three beautiful children with love, kindness and patience. Betty loved her family fiercely and without fail she was always there to provide guidance, forgiveness, unconditional love and a support to her family in everything that they encountered and set out to accomplish.

Betty is survived by:

Her husband: Robert L. Marberry of Waterman, Texas

Their children:
Daughter: Brandi Butler of Gary

James Butler of Center
Marlin, and wife, Kelly Butler of Huffman

Her grandchildren include:
Wendy, and husband, William Brandenburg
Crystal Swanzy
Erin, and husband, Brett Scarber
Madison Butler
Jaxon Butler
Karly Ishmael

Her great-grandchildren include: Carter, Will, Elizabeth and Robert Levi Brandenburg, Zachary Swanzy, Joshua Berry and Christian Johnson.

She is also survived by her Mother, OraLee Norwood Alford Dumas, her sister Sherry and husband Walter Kroboth of Lufkin, Texas. In addition to immediate family she is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, her Martinsville Baptist Church family and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her father, Hoyt Jackson Alford.

Pallbearers will be William Brandenburg, Jim Tucker, Jimmy Phillips, Brett Scarber, Keith Swearingen and Hoyt Nutt.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Betty’s honor to the Martinsville Baptist Church building fund.      

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


Layton Douglas Nehring, 75, of Robinson, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1207 N. Old Robinson Road, Waco. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors 5 - 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco.


Bernice Luman Ford, 86, Houston, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Good Living Community Care in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating. Visitation will be Saturday June 11, 2016 starting at 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home until graveside service. 

She was born March 29, 1930 in Shelby County to Lum and Dollie Mae Luman. She was a  member of South Main Baptist Church in Houston. 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lum and Dollie Mae Luman, Daughter, Freeda Gandy, Sister, Martha McCary & Brother, Maurice Luman.

She is survived by:
Rose Shaffer of Houston
Liz Ballard & husband, Mike of Little Rock, Arkansas
Nathan Renfro & wife, Trish of Houston
Tonya Wilson & husband, Bill 
Stephen Blackmon
Christopher Ballard & Courtney Crutchfield
John Ballard & wife, Jacamerica
Nathan Renfro & Rosy Munoz
Janet Davis 
Joann Peterson & husband, Bill
Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Blackmon
Heather Blackmon
Lacey Peterson 
Caitlin Roberts & husband, Brent 
Madison Ballard
Great Great Grandson:
Liam Peterson
Fred Luman of Longview
Madge Luman Metcalf of Houston

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


Addison Lay Perez, 8, of San Antonio, passed away June 8, 2016 in Houston.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Addison was born April 30, 2008, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to Ranay Paul Perez and Kerri Ann Soto.  She loved reading, making people smile, dressing up, drawing and pulling ears. Addison was an organ donor.

She is survived by
Parents: Ranay Paul Perez and Kerri Ann Soto

Alandria Blanton
Brianna Hickman

Nathan Rodriquez
Trey Davis
Santino Perez

Ramon & Yvonne Soto
Patti Jackson
Cindy & Angel Estevis

Great Great Grandparents:
Paul & Carolyn Jackson
Rica Porter

Preceded in death by
Great Great Grandmother: Ursula Soto
Great Great Grandfather: Rafeal Soto, Sr.
Grandfather: Ruben Perez
Great Aunts: Herlinda Soto, Helena Soto
Great Uncles: Vince Walker, Royce Williams, Raymond Jackson
Uncle: Ramon Soto
Cousins: Ramon Soto Jr., Ariel Williams, Bradley Kent Richards

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

Mr. Guy Willard Foster, 82, of  Timpson, Texas, passed away Thursday June 9, 2016 in Center, Texas.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Justin Coburn, Darrell Owens, and B.A. Morris,  officiating.  Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 -8:00 PM, Friday June 10, 2016, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born May 1, 1934, in Joaquin, Texas, Guy Willard Foster was the son of the late William Emmitt and Essie Lee (Lily) Foster. After serving in the United States Army, Guy, married the love of his life, Bobbie Jean Bussey in 1969. The two spent over 45 years together until her passing in 2014. He remained faithful in always taking care of his family. Guy was a carpenter by trade. He spent many hours building cabinets, houses, and anything in between. He enjoyed gardening, working in the flower beds, and especially woodworking. He also worked over 10 years for Gary Independent School District as Maintenance Supervisor. Guy was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years.

Survivors include:

His daughter: Connie Richard and husband Robert (Bobby) of Joaquin, TX

Kevin Foster, and wife, Evelyn of Tenaha, TX
Rodney Foster, and wife, Sharla of Timpson

Brother: William Ray Foster, and wife, Bell of Teneha, TX

Anita Singleton, and husband, Herbert of Conroe, TX
Eva Joy Meaux, and husband, Jerry of Carthage

Brother-in-law: David Bussey of Center, TX

13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Guy is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Foster, and sister, Jimmie Francis Bowlin.

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Reba June Stolebarger of Waco passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Providence Hospice Center. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, in Center, Texas, at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Richard Roland officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Reba June Stolebarger, child of Lawrence and Reba English Stolebarger, was born August 3, 1930, in Center, Shelby County, Texas. She was a member of Central Christian Church of Waco.

June graduated from Center High School in 1947 and attended Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas, for a short time. While she was there, she played the cornet in the band and sang with the college orchestra. She worked for Southwestern Bell in 1948, as an operator in Liberty, Rosenberg and in 1966 moved to Waco, retiring here after 41 years of service. She had always had one other main interest, and that was airplanes, in which she had her first solo flight in a J-3 Piper Cub. 

June enjoyed bowling on the company league, water skiing, horseback riding and from time to time motorcycle riding. She was also an avid fan of the Baylor Lady Bears Basketball for 16 years.

She played the trumpet with the Waco Community Band for 10 years and sang occasionally with a small group. Her other interests include woodworking and hanging out at the beach in Galveston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunt, Ruby Gustavson. She is survived by her close friends, Lucile and Louise Brady, Julie Patterson, cousins, friends and her cat, Claude.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.WHBfamily.com.


Kevin Patrick Elliott was born November 3, 1970 in Houston, Texas to Amos and Carolyn Elliott he died June 3, 2016 at his residence in Splendora, Texas

Services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00pm, Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


Mr. Johnny Henry Williams, age 66, of Shelbyville, TX passed away Tuesday at Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, TX. Memorial Services will be Saturyda at 11:00 AM at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.  Bishop Roosevelt Swindle to offciate. 

Mr. Johnny Henry Williams is survived by: 

3 Daughters - Alisa Williams of Center, TX, Chantal Horton of Shelbyville, TX and LaShonda Williams of Bossier City, LA. 

2 Sisters - Deborah Dickery of Colorado Springs, CO and Kay Francis White of Colorado Springs, CO. 

3 Brothers - James Henry Williams of Silsbee, TX, Rex Edwards of Portland, OR and Patrick White of Bossier City, LA. 


Mrs. Dollie M. Mann (82), died Saturday, June 4 2016 at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Funeral services for Mrs. Mann will be Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1:00pm at St. Paul Baptist Church, (617 Hopkins St., Center, Texas).  Brother Freddie Wilson, officiating. 

Mrs. Mann is survived by:
 (2) Daughters: 

Loura Hunt (Samuel David) of Nacogdoches, Texas  
Fredreka Buckley (Terry) of Center, Texas 

Loving Parent to: 
Willie A. Mann
Helen Goodwin
Charles Mann
Charlene Clark
Linda Allen
Evelyn Osby

Visitation:  Friday, June 10, 2016 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Committal:  Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas 

Repass: St. Paul Baptist Church 

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


Horace Allie Ballard, Sr. 74, of Huxley, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at his residence.

No services are planned. His wishes were to be cremated.

He was born August 9, 1941 in Frogville, OK to Robert Allie and Birdie Mae (Young) Ballard. He served in the US Air Force. He is a retired plumber. He was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Allie & Birdie Ballard, Daughter, Janet Ballard and Grandson, Johnathan Derrick

He is survived by:
Wife of 57 years:
Joan Ballard of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Horace Ballard & wife, Janet of Huxley

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Tammy Alford & husband, Bob of Huxley

Ryan Ballard of Paris

Jennifer & Mike Rhea
Brandy & Ryan Stoffel
Justin Ballard
Jennifer Buffington

Kaylie, Harper & Wrenly

Robert Ballard of Paris

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


Thelma Harkness, 89, of Center, passed away with her family by her bedside on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Harkness was born September 10, 1926, in Pontiac, Oklahoma, to Jewel Nichols and Lola Wylie Nichols. She loved sewing, gardening and spending time with her family.  

She is survived by
Delores Halliburton Bauwens and husband, Vince, of Lumberton
Peggy Smith of Center
Anitra Harris and husband, Terry, of Carthage
Linda Walden of Lumberton
Billy Harkness and wife, Sandra, of Center
Ricky Harkness and wife, Carolyn, of Center
Joe Lynn Harkness and wife, Ricky Kay, of Brady
Wayne Harkness and wife, Shirley, of Center

13 Grandchildren

25 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law: Freddie Moody of Center

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Cecil Harkness
Great Grandson: Will Harris
Parents: Jewel Nichols and Lola Wylie Nichols
Brother: Sammie Nichols
Sisters: Laverna Boyles, Margie Shaw, Tressie Dew Nichols
Son-in-law: Dewain Halliburton

Pallbearers will be Glen Johnson, Saul Betancour, Brandon Grey, Shaun Harris, Anthony Olivas, Dustin Harris and Anthony Harkness.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brian Harkness, Chris Harkness and great grandsons, Cayden Gray, Corbyn Olivas, Braxton Harkness, Branton Harkness, William Walden, Mason Harris, Jasper Harris, Dalton Harris, Levi Harris, Justin Harkness and Luke Bufkin.


Mr. Mathes (Baby Ray) Jenkins age 63 of San Augustine, TX passed away this Sunday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Services will be Wednesday at 1:00pm at the New Hope Baptist Church in San Augustine, TX. Interment will be held at the New Hope Cemetery in San Augustine, TX, Rev. Charles Tutt, Jr to officiate. 

Mr. Mathes (Baby Ray) Jenkins is survived by: 

2 Sons - Andrew Jenkins of Altanta, Georgia and Mathes Jenkins, Jr of San Diego, California

2 Daughters - Danielle Jenkins and Stephanie Jenkins, both of Dallas, TX

1 Brother - Johnny (Debra) Jenkins of San Augustine, TX 

Significant Other - Lenola Wyatt of Shelbyville, TX

7 Grand-Children


Wiley Cecil Rice, 78, died at home in Hemphill early Saturday morning. He was born in Hemphill to Charlie C. and Corrie Smith Rice. Spending his early life in Hemphill, graduating from Hemphill High School where he played football and trumpet in the Hornet Band.

Wiley served in the U.S. Army in the late 1950's for four years. He then attended the University of Southern Mississippi, and played football for the Golden Eagles and was tight end, wearing Number 88, and part of the Golden Eagles National Championship team in 1962.

Wiley attended the Oakhill Baptist Church in his youth, and later attended the First Baptist Church in Hemphill. His career was dedicated to being the girls basketball coach in several school districts in Texas. When coach in Hemphill, he took the Lady Hornets basketball team to the state playoffs. After his teaching career, he retired back to his home town of Hemphill, Texas.

Wiley is survived by:

His wife: Judy Rice

Son: Wiley Cecil "Sonny" Rice, Jr. of Lubbock

Lysa Rice Rousse, and husband, David of Willspoint, Texas
Ann Rice Kolander, and husband, John of Palestine, Texas

Mark Herndon, and wife, Leslie of Liberty
Ward Herndon, and wife, Sommer of Center, Texas.

He is also survived by his grandchildren; Dalton, Dakota, Kennedy, John Mark, Laura Beth, Tyler, Hollie, Kristi, and Stacy, and his great-grandson Kaden.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Charlie and Corrie Smith Rice, his brother Virgil Rice, and his three sisters: Charlsie Lisle, Ahlene Killingsworth, and Gwen Shook.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 11:00am in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas.

Memorial contributions to the Hemphill Volunteer Fire Department, 210 Starr St, Hemphill, Texas, and to the Oakhill Cemetery, Old Oakhill Rd., Hemphill, Texas 75948, would be greatly appreciated by the family.