11/30/2012

J C "Coach" Warren, 67, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, in a Lousiana hospital.

He was born on June 17, 1945, in Orange, TX. He grew up in Shelbyville, TX, and attended Shelbyville High where he was an All-State basketball and football player.

He attended McNeese State University and played for the legendary Ralph Ward. He earned several awards there for his outstanding athletic ability.

He was a coach, teacher and assistant principal at Welsh High School. He was "Coach of the Year" numerous times, and his girls' basketball team was State Runner-Up.
He became the youngest principal in the state of Louisiana at Bell City High.

He became a State Farm agent and was named the #1 agent in the company for two consecutive years. He became a State Farm field executive manager, managing agents in Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans. He was a lifetime member of the coveted President's Club and Million Dollar Round Table. He was chosen by his peers to receive the "Bill Sanders Award" for outstanding management skills.

He served as a Jeff Davis Parish School Board member, was a graduate of Leadership of Lafayette, a Hospice of Acadiana volunteer, charter member of Louisiana Open Golf Tournament Board of Directors, member of Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Board, Rotary Club, Greyhound Backers and the Jeff Davis Business Alliance. He was a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer and conducted basketball workshops for them. He was a Top 28 Basketball Tournament host, "The Blue Coats." He was inducted into the LHSAA Hall of Fame; one of his proudest accomplishments was being the founder of the Louisiana Little Dribblers program in 1971.

His vision of providing young people with activities to keep them "off the streets" and to provide them with the fundamentals of basketball proved to help many earn college educations by attending universities on basketball scholarships. Many of these players became coaches themselves.

At the time of his death he was owner of Go Minis SWLA and Cowboy Towing of Lake Charles.

J C was "bigger than life." He loved his friends and family more than life itself and always lived by the "Golden Rule." He battled Parkinson's disease so gracefully for 20 years. It ravished his body, but never took away his spirit. There is a writing called "The Dash" which says that all we leave behind is the dash between our birthdate and death date. His "Dash" will leave an impact on all that knew him and will be his "Footprints" on their hearts.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathy Gordon Warren, his children, Ron Warren, Rachelle Richard and Renee Warren, and his grandchildren, Kai Lognion, Chloe Warren, Jillian Richard, Jace Warren and Ian Richard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce and Margaret Warren, and his grandson, Derek Hebert.

Pallbearers will be his son, Ron Warren; grandson, Kai Lognion, brothers, George, Mac and Larry Warren; nephew, Michael Warren. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Meyer, Steve Grantham, Joe Comeaux, Ed Green, Kelvin George and Michael Prudhomme.

His service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Welsh. Rev. Pat Deshotel will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and resume Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh and from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com


Jim Fountain, 69, of Center, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Morton officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 31, 1943 in Shelby County to Bill and Lessie Mae (Mancil) Fountain. He served in US Army. He worked as a logger for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bill & Lessie Fountain, Brother, Billy Wayne Fountain and Brother Waylon Rex Fountain.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Eddie Fountain & wife, Anna of Etoile
Larry Fountain & wife, Susan of Center
Gary Fountain of Center

Sister:
Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe

Sister-in-law:
Carmel Fountain of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews

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


11/29/2012

Mr. Rickey Jackson (58) formally of Center, now of Denver Colorado died in Colorado on Monday, November 26, 2012. Memorial service will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, for Mr. Jackson, at Triumph Kingdom God In Christ in Center, Texas at 1:00pm.

Survivors:
Mother: Nancy Jenkins of Center, Texas

Wife: DeLight Jackson of Denver Colorado

4 Sons:
Tremaine DeQuan Jackson of Huntsville, Texas
Reggie McGee of Colorado
Mathew Jackson of Colorado
Massaud Williams of Center, Texas

3 Daughters:
Stephine Cramer of Houston, Texas
Kinika Jackson of Colorado
Mercedes Jackson of Colorado

3 Sisters:
Gayle Mitchell of Center, Texas
Darlene Jenkins of Houston, Texas
Debra Daniels of Center, Texas


Mr. Michael Antone Fox, age 55, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence.

"Mike" Fox was born Aug. 21, 1957, in Center, Texas, to parents Cleveland Lewis Fox and Ruth Spurgeon Fox.

Mr. Fox was preceded in death by his father, Cleveland Lewis Fox.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Spurgeon Fox; wife, Susan Smith Fox; sons, Jeff Fox, Anthony Fox, Adrien Clyde Ardoin and wife Ashley Roy, Brenton Chase Ardoin and wife Lana Guidry, Corde Jordan Smith and fiance Dana Nicholas; daughter, Gabrielle Grace Ardoin; grandson, Oran "Cho" Thomas Ardoin; sister, Brenda Wilson; special friend, August "JR" Horton; and a number of other relatives.

Mike enjoyed working in the commercial trucking industry. He enjoyed hard work and traveling all over the United States and Canada. In high school be was a football player and continued the love of the sport cheering for his favorite team, "Auburn Tigers." He was a member of Etoile UPC and enjoyed spending his free time fishing with his sons. Mike was known as a loving husband, dad, and grandfather. He loved playing games and being funny with his friends and family and most definately did not like to lose! He had a dry sense of humor and you could never guess if he was serious or not. He spoke his mind and a good mentor to his family and knew the Bible like the back of his hand.He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 State Highway 103 in Etoile, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating and Bro Wille Wade assisting. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, located on FM 226 South near Etoile.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Etoile United Pentecostal Church, Michael Fox Memorial Fund, 168 State Highway 103, Etoile, TX 75944.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


11/28/2012

A celebration of life for Opal Bernice "Gan" Shillings, 98, of Longview, will be held 1 PM Friday at Antioch Cemetery, near Center, Texas, with Reverend Scott Schulik officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Rader Funeral Home, Longview.

Mrs. Shillings was born December 25, 1913 in Center, Texas, to Jim and Oma Carroll Smith. "Gan" was a homemaker and a member of Mobberly Baptist Church. She grew up in the rural community of Carrolltown near Shelbyville, TX. Following graduation from Center High School, she married Oscar Shillings of Center. They moved to Longview in 1952 with their 5 children. Following the sudden death of her husband in 1957, Mrs. Shillings accepted her responsibility as a single parent, caring for her children with resolve and strength of character that was often referred to by others as amazing. The purity of her soul and mind and her strong religious beliefs were the guiding forces of her life. She will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to whom she leaves a legacy of gentleness and devotion to God and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar and daughters Betty Ezell of Balch Springs and Elizabeth Childress of Longview, daughter-in-law Peggy Shillings of Longview, son-in-law Gene Childress of Longview, and son-in-law Leonard Breckenridge of Jefferson, TX.

Those left to cherish her memory are a sons, Jimmy Shillings of Longview and Danny Shillings and wife Carla of Longview, a daughter, Nelda Breckenridge of Jefferson, son-in-law, Bob Ezell of Balch Springs, TX, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com


Mrs. Anne T. Davis, age 90, longtime Educator of San Augustine County, passed from this life on Monday, November 26, 2012, in San Augustine.

Anne was born to Carrie (Becker) Doyle and James Doyle on February 3, 1922, in Saginaw, Michigan. She worked as a Registered Nurse and was a longtime Educator having taught school for many years. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine.

Catholic Mass Rites will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine with Father Rowland officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, with a Rosary being held at 7 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Her husband, James Oran Davis of San Augustine; Sons, Danny Davis and his wife, Becky of Richmond; Douglas Davis and his wife, Catrina of Troy, Ohio; Grandchildren: Rachel Davis, Joshua Davis, Jacob Davis, Jace Englehardt, Katie Englehardt, Jordan Davis, Megan Davis and Shane; Sisters, Trudy Boetcher of Traverse City, Michigan and Lynn Rogineck of Bay City, Michigan

She was precede in death by her parents, Carrie and James Doyle; Sister, Carolyn Scott and Brother, Leo Doyle

Pallbearers will include, George Russell, Durwood Hooper, Joe Davis, Danny Davis, Doug Davis, and Oliver Bodine.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


11/27/2012

Jimmy Eugene Fenley, 43, of Center, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 in Galveston. He was born November 8, 1969 in Houston to Ira W. Fenley and Carolyn Sue Luman Fenley. Mr. Fenley was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating.

He is survived by
Daughter: Krystal Joyce Fenley of Center

Son: Kevin Ira Fenley of Center

Parents: Dub & Carolyn Fenley of Center

Brothers:
Mike Fenley of Center
Marty Fenley of Center

Sister: Brenda Darlene Hyde of Houston

A number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Sister: Krystal Joyce Fenley

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


Hazel Ann Click Foley, 79, of Geneva, Texas went to be with her Lord on November 25, 2012. She was born June 26, 1933 to Thelma Horn Click and J.C. Click Sr. in Sabine County where She lived the majority of her life. Hazel was a lady of many talents and professions including: beauty salon owner/operator, large apartment property management, hair color regional representative for Roux Color Company, and area supervisor for S.T.E.P which was a state employment program for needy seniors and training to move them into public job placements. She loved everyone and prayed diligently for her family, friends and nation. She was a true prayer warrior and Bible scholar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corlis Q. Foley, her parents, two sister; Maurine Click Jones and Lois Click Gandy Jewel , brother; John Robert Click and adopted daughter, Martha Freeman.

Those left to honor her memory are: daughter; Sylvia Foley Toole and husband Ron of Conroe, Texas, Son; Corlis Gale Foley of Godfrey, Illinois, brother; J.C. Click and wife Ann of Geneva , Texas, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous caring friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all the employees of Lexington Place Care Facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. She loved them so much and they treated her like family. Also, Heart to Heart Hospice. They were so helpful in the transition from this life to her eternal life in heaven. These two organizations were truly angels on earth for us.

Services will be held at Starr Funeral Home Chapel, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas, at 2:00PM, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Visitation at Starr Funeral Home will be from 7:00PM until 8:30PM, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in the Starr Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at McMahon Chapel where she will rest with other family members who have gone home.


Mrs. Rosie Daniels 91 of Center, died at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Daniel will be Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 1:00pm at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bro. Freddie Wilson, officiating.

Mrs. Daniels’ survivors are:

Sons: Lilton Daniles of Center, Texas
George Daniels (Elmagene) of Center, Texas

Daughters:Imogean Williams of Center, Texas
Earnestine (Rev. Johnny) Johnson of Center, Texas
Thelma Nobles of Tyler, Texas
Joyce Horton of Center, Texas
Deborah Goodwin (Kenneth) of Center, Texas

Sisters: Hazel Brown of Longview, Texas
Gertha Goodwin of Orange, Texas
22 Grandchildren, 48 Great-Grandchildren, and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren
Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8pm

Burial will be at West View Cemetery.


11/26/2012

Chief Warrant Officer, Don Cooper Williams, age 83, left his family on November 23, 2012 to join his Lord and Savior. Don was born March 29, 1929 in Garrison, TX to William and Bonnie Williams.

Don enlisted into the US Marine Corp at the age of 17. He then enlisted in the US Army one year later. He retired after 23 years of faithful military service as a Chief Warrant Officer II.

After retiring from the US Army he and his family moved to Longview, TX. Don then worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 20 years before retiring, again. Don enjoyed gardening, ranching and his annual “Pig Roast”. Since 1981 he has hosted this event for all his friends and family. This annual tradition began for Don because, while stationed in Ethiopia he enjoyed the festivities of the locals when they put on a Pig Roast. "When he returned home he started his own tradition. You could always count on over 200 friends and family coming to enjoy this day with Don. Don never knew a stranger. He came from both a hard working and military family lineage and he made sure those traditions and standards continued. He was a member of the VFW Post 4002, Longview and also the American Legion. Don was also a Chaplain for the Marine Corp League.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Brenda Williams of Longview, TX.

Children:
Brenda Middleton and her husband Mike of Ft. Worth
Don H. Williams and his wife Brenda of Omaha, TX
Joe Williams and his wife Donna of Harleton, TX
Richard Smith and his wife Shelli of Gilmer, TX
and Misti Smith of Longview, TX.

Grandchildren:
Michael, Martin, Mark and Matthew Middleton
Holly Posey
Jason, Joey and Aaron Williams
Elizabeth Borens
Emily Blair

Numerous great grandchildren

Brother: Truman (Bud) Williams of Garrison, TX

Many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in passing by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

There will be a time of visitation at Racler Funeral Home, Longview, TX on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6pm-8pm. Funeral services will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10am. Interment will take place at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison at 2pm the day of the service.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.


11/23/2012

Prentice Vaughn, 73, of Huxley, passed away November 23, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born December 19, 1938 in Huxley to Jack Vaughn and Hazel English Vaughn. He was a retired poultry grower, farmer, rancher and fishing guide on Toledo Bend Lake. Mr. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lynch, Darren Vaughn, Doug Vaughn, Dale Vaughn, Joel Vaughn, Josh Vaughn, Robbie Vaughn and Gilbert Vaughn.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Etola Vaughn Jones and husband, Micky of Huxley
Leta Vaughn of Center

Grandchildren:
Amber Martin and husband, Jeremy
Suzanne Ford and husband, Tyler
Aaron Jones and wife, Gina
Maggie Vaughn

Great Grandchildren:
Eli Martin, Eliza Martin, Isaac Martin, Trent Ford and Gracie Stanley

Sisters:
Marie Permenter and husband, W.T. of Belton
Janice Moody and husband, Don of Center

Brothers:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Nikki of Houston
Larry Vaughn and wife, Dian of Huxley
Jackie Vaughn of Huxley
Waylon Vaughn and wife, Regina of Center
Gerald Vaughn and wife, Patti of Huxley

Sister-in-law:
Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jack Vaughn and Hazel English Vaughn
Wife: Olga Bailey Vaughn
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Eddie and Vera Wych Bailey
Brothers: Marlie Vaughn and Darrell Vaughn
Sisters-in-law: Kathryn Vaughn and Pat Vaughn

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Vaughn’s name to:

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl.
New York, NY 10001.

Lydia Missionary Baptist Church
14998 FM 139
Shelbyville, Texas 75973

Wimberly Cemetery Fund

A special thanks for the loving care that was provided by Liz Fults, the employees of Terrace of Shreveport and Green Acres Nursing Center.

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


Gerald D. Dickinson Jr., 58, of Stafford, passed away November 23, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born January 30, 1954 in San Augustine to Gerald Dickinson Sr. and Barbara Doggett Dickinson. He was a retired Teacher & Regional Driving Instructor and a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Hodge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Charles Barr, David Richards, Johnny Barr, Larry Sample, Steve Barr, Tim Cradic, Larry Horn and Jordan Horn.

He is survived by
Son: Jamie Dickinson and wife, Billie of Porter

Daughter: Angie Medrano and husband, Juan of Pittsburg

Mother: Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville

Grandson: Corey Bedford of Pittsburg

Sister: Susan Milford and husband David of Waskom

Granddaughter: Hollie Bedford of Pittsburg

Nieces:
Leslie Kubiak and husband, Jeremy of Marshall
Shannon Milford of Dallas

Great Nephew: Kolby Kubiak of Marshall

Aunts and Uncles:
Billie Barr
Trever & Marjorie Doggett
Maxie & Sammie Doggett
Pat & Gordon McDonald
Brenda & Gene McDaniel

Numerous cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Gerald “Jerry” Dickinson Sr.
Grandparents: Gladys & Roy Doggett and Anna Mae & Don Dickinson

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


11/21/2012

Joe Don Vincent, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

Mr. Vincent was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Emory, Texas, and had lived at Toledo Bend Lake for a number of years.

Services are pending and will be announced later.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Jouwana Quanella Standley, 33 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012 in an automobile accident.

Visitation will be held Friday night, November 23, 2012 from 6 to 9pm at Community Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2pm at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas with Pastor Alvin Davis officiating.

She is survived by

Sons:
Trevius Moore of Center
Ju Juan Johnson of Center
Jeremiah Standley of Center

Daughter: Caliz Jah Johnson of Center

Mother: Mary Neal Standley of Center

Stepfather: Leroy Isaac of Center

Brother: Dante Standley

Sister: Jo Ketha Horton of Lufkin

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


Martin Baxter Patton, 42 of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital as the results of an automobile accident. He was born October 21, 1970.

Visitation will be held Friday night, November 23, 2012 from 6 to 9pm at Triumph Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 11am at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. Howard Dean Patton to officiate. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Taylor Patton of Manuel, Texas
Kaila Patton of Manuel, Texas

Sons:
Martin Patton, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas
Jeremiah Standley of Center, Texas

Sister: Christine Patton of Center, Texas

Brother: Rev. Howard (Janell) Patton of the Colony, Texas

12 nephews and 9 nieces

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


11/20/2012

Mr. James Edward "Ed" Pike, age 54, of Galena, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital.

Mr. Pike was born Nov. 8, 1958, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his parents, James and Helen Pike. He was a former longtime resident of East Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Pike; along with other family members.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at First Baptist Church Chapel, located at 411 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas, with the pastor, Dr. Allen Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches.

Further details and survivors will be announced later.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Streeet, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


11/19/2012

Lillie Mae Spruiell, 83, of Joaquin passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 9, 1928 to Andrew and Eunice (Chambliss) McDaniel. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Andrew and Eunice McDaniel, Husband, William Jessie Chevalier,Jr., Son, W.J. Chevalier, Brothers & Sisters, Freddie McDaniel, Lela Parker, Vera Youngblood, Verna Isham & Gloria McDonald.

She is survived by:
Daughter-in-law: Annette Chevalier of Joaquin

Granddaughter: Mandy Scott & husband, Bryan of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren: Brylea & Braylon Scott of Joaquin

Brothers:
David McDaniel
Bill McDaniel

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


Phillip Cooper, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 2, 1963 in Center, Texas to E.T. & Edith (Rhame) Cooper.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, E.T. & Edith Cooper.

He is survived by:

Wife: Anita Cooper of Center

Daughter: Brandi Dewyire of San Augustine

Son: Dustin Michael Cooper of Center

3 Grandchildren:
Leann Dewyire of San Augustine
John Phillip Dewyire of San Augustine
Bradley Dewyire of San Augustine

Brothers & Sisters:
Earl Cooper & wife, Ruth
Doris Jones & husband, Harry
Helen Steward
Prentice Cooper &wife, Kim
Linda Burkhalter & husband, Danny

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
LaTonya Risinger
Wesley Diamond
Suzi Solis

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


A funeral service for Mrs. Amanda Marie Nail, age 45, of Carthage, TX, was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery, Panola County.

Amanda Marie Lawrence Nail was born on Feb. 23, 1967, in Houston, TX to David and Gail Biggs Lawrence. She graduated from Shelbyville High School with the class of 1985. She later attended Panola College where she earned an associates degree as an LVN in 2002. She married James Edwin Nail, Jr. on Nov. 10, 1990, in Carthage. Mrs. Nail lived most of her life in Carthage and was a member of the River of Life Church. She was preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. Nail is survived by husband, James Edwin Nail, Jr. of Carthage; two sons, James Edwin Nail, III and Bradley Scott Nail both of Carthage; her mother, Gail James and husband Jesse of Antioch, TN; one brother, Kurtes Lawrence of Joaquin; two sisters, Michelle Lawrence of Greer, SC and Joelle Vaughn of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Serving as pallbearers are Cody Reynolds, David Nail, David Lawless, Kurtes Lawrence, Sam Matheson, and Matt Davenport.

Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Cleve Thomas.

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


11/15/2012

Charles D. Brown, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born February 19, 1932 to William Dee Brown and Elma Ellison Hudson. Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chad Brown, Eric Brown, Travis Worsham, Luke Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke and Bugs Coe.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Dr. Debrah Worsham and husband, Phil of Joaquin
Karen Fallin and husband, David of Tenaha

Sons:
Richard Brown and wife, Tina of Center
Randy Brown and wife, Holley of Tyler
Keith Brown and wife, Beth of Center
Bradley Brown of Center

Grandchildren:
Chad Brown and wife Brandi, Eric Brown, Kristen Goeke, Sarah Worsham, Kaitlyn Goeke, Travis Worsham, Loren Brown, Luke Brown, Chelsey Brown, Olivia Worsham, Chloe Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke

Great Grandchildren:
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Brothers-in-law:
H.A. Coe, Jr. of Kountze
Billy Head of Port Neches

Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Head Brown
Father: William Dee Brown
Mother: Elma Ellison Brown Hudson
Step-Father: Ellis Lamar Hudson
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Henry Alva and Beulah Dean Head
Sister: Willa D. Coe
Sisters-in-law: Helen Head, Georgia Head, Lorean Head Kendrick
Brothers-in-law: Lloyd Head, Sam Kendrick

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


11/14/2012

Emma Rae Beasley, infant daughter of Joshua R. Beasley and Emily Nichole Hearne, passed away November 14, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mark Woolf presiding.

She is survived by
Parents: Josh Beasley and Emily Hearne of Center

Grandmothers:
Amy Windham and husband, Frankie of Center
Marsha Barnett and husband, Billy of Center

Grandfathers:
Chris Pleasant of Center
Jimmy Beasley and wife, Regina of Gary

Great Grandmothers:
Tammy Lewis and husband, Wayne of Center
Ellen Hearne and husband, Roy of Center
Maudie Beasley of Gary

Great Grandfather: Otis Pleasant and wife, Marie of Center

Great Grandparents: Bro. Mark and Lela Woolf of Joaquin

Great Great Grandfather: L.E. Rhame of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Clara Williams of Center

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family

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


11/13/2012

Thomas Earl Hyatt, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 22, 1933 in El Campo. Mr. Hyatt enjoyed fishing and golf. He was a devout Christian man, who loved to talk about the Bible and was a member of North DeSoto Church of God in Stonewall, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at North DeSoto Church of God in Stonewall, Louisiana with Bro. David Badford officiating.

He is survived by
Son:
Tommy Hyatt and wife, Candy of Coventry, Connecticut
David Hyatt and wife, Pam of DeBerry
Rodney Hyatt of Reed Springs, Missouri

Daughters:
Jo Stone of Center
Marla Morgan of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

17 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Pat Eaton of Longview
Frankie Losey of Shreveport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Wife: Jo Ann Hyatt
Brother: Dennis Herbert Hyatt

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


Mrs. Nella Faye Hubbard, 78 of Center, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born September 11, 1934 to Buddy Robertson and May Lou Johnson Robertson

Visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2012 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Services for Mrs. Hubbard will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2pm Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Deloise (Curtis) Lister of Garrison, Texas
Bonnie Hubbard of Center

Sons:
J.L. (Jennie) Hubbard of Timpson
Allen Wayne (Tonda) Suell of Center

30 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Lee (Patricia) Williams of Center
O'Neal (Lucille) Jones of Center

Sister: Ora Lee Robertson of San Augustine, Texas

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


Bennie P. Goodwin-Tatum, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was born March 26, 1940 in Center to L.Z. "Red" and Mazana Goodwin. She joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at an early age.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at Community Home Chapel. Home going celebration services will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12 noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center with Pastor David P. Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at McGilliam Cemetery in Shelby County.

She leaves to cherish her memory:
Sons:

Rev. Larry Tatum of Port Arthur, Texas
Elton "Troy" Tatum, Jr., (Yolanda) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Alma Grace of Timpson
Blanchie Goodwin of Fort Worth, Texas
Catherine Reed of Center
Clara Johnson (Elray) of Missouri City, Texas
Rose Stephenson of Nacogdoches
Missionary Evangelist Earnie Goodwin of Humble, Texas
Horcey Lue Hawkins of Maron, Texas

Brother: Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, Texas

One God Son: Michael Smith of Nacogdoches, TX

5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Active pallbearers: Chris Goodwin, Keith Riggins, Roy Riggins, Elroy Casey, Cliff Casey, Patrick Goodwin

Honorary Pallbearers: Rev. Autrey Lee Tatum, Alonzo Moore, John David Sanders, Edgar Sanders

Preceded in death by: Mother, Mazana Sanders-Goodwin, father, L.Z. (Red) Goodwin and 2 brothers, Willie Glen Goodwin and Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin and 1 sister Elmirie Williams.

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


11/11/2012

Evelyn Frances Mosher, age 79, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Pasadena.

She was born Oct. 17, 1933, as a daughter of the late Hamlin S. Rogers and Frances Clevenger Rogers and had been a longtime resident of East Texas communities.

A homemaker, Mrs. Mosher always enjoyed family gatherings and barbecue events. She also enjoyed watching the Houston Texans play football.

Survivors include her spouse, Gary Ansel; her children, Harold Gordon Mosher Jr. and wife Martha, Roger Dale Mosher and wife Debie, and Ima Mosher-Freshour, all of Nacogdoches, and John Mosher and wife Mary and Tamble Sandoval, all of Pasadena; sisters, Ellen Muckleroy and Novis Strickland, both of Nacogdoches; a brother, James C. Rogers and wife Jean of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Gordon "Bob" Mosher Sr.; daughter, Lillie Marie Lucas; brother, Thomas J. "Buck" Rogers; and sisters, Estelle Finklea, LaNell Clifton, and Thelma Louise "Susie" Rogers.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Private interment will be at Gravel Ridge Cemetery, located off FM 225 in Nacogdoches County.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Memorial services for Carleton “Chris” Dyer, 53, of Murchison are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the First united Methodist Church, Athens, with Rev. Brooks Taylor, officiating.

Chris died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1959 in San Augustine, Texas to Rev. Carleton Stanford Dyer and Audrey Tedford Dyer.

Chris was a resident of Murchison since 1997, and formerly of Houston. He was a lifetime Methodist with First United Methodist Church(his home church). Chris was a Radio Personality “Chris Allen” in Lufkin, Houston and Tyler. For the past 15 years Chris served as a Production/Director from Townsquare Media, in Tyler (KNUE 101.5, MIX 93.1, 96.1, and 107.3)
Preceding him in death by his grandparents, Homer and Earlie Mae Tedford, great aunt and uncle, Big A and Bebe Hardin, uncle, Tim Tedford, numerous aunts and uncles from the Murchison, Texas area.

Survived by sons, Brandon Dyer, Murchison, Paul Gonzales, Hempstead, daughters, Rhiannon Dyer, Murchison, Kristin Kay Stone, Hughes Springs, grandchildren, Samuel, Janie, Justice, Christian and Gavin, parents, Rev. Carleton and wife Audrey Dyer, Murchison, brother, Alex Dyer, Orange, sister, Angela Lin Williams, Athens, numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and a host of wonderful friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Bob King, Randy Bridges, Tom Entwistle, Michael Gibson, Mark Henson, Jeff Reed and Jeff Evans.

In lieu of flowers, family request that memorials be made to assist the children of Chris with expenses.
Please mail check to Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2396, Athens, Texas 75751 (903) 675-2211, or to assist with funeral expenses, Please make check to Citizens National Bank, 739 East Tyler Street, Athens, Texas 75751 (903) 675-0011


Ruby Fae Gibbs, 74 of Gary, Texas, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born March 16, 1938 in Gary, Texas to Esker Wells and Viniie Rogers Wells. She was a homemaker and a member of Tennessee Presbyterian.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 from 12:30 to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12,2012 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:
Husband: John L. Gibbs of Gary, Texas

Daughters:
Teny "Leta" Rector and husband Kenneth of Garrison, Texas
Debra Hall and husband James of Gary, Texas
Peggy Eddins and husband of Jeff of Garrison

Sons:
Johnnie Gibbs and wife Mary of Gary, Texas
Duane Gibbs and wife Jean of Timpson, Texas

7 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren

Sister: Ada Essery of Tenaha, Texas

Pallbearers:
Lamar Hall, Mathew Hall, Kenneth Traylor, David Eddins, Johnny Kornegay, Paul Joe Kornegay, Dusty Eddins and Wade Rector

Preceded in death by parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Nay O. Smith, Sr, age 88, long-time resident of the Hawthorne Community, passed from this life, Friday, November 9, 2012, in San Augustine.

Nay was born to Ethel (Mathews) Smith and Nay W. Smith on September 1, 1924, in San Augustine County, Texas.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed as a Carpenter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with interment in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Kenny Smith. Visitation will be Sunday evening, November 11, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Those who are left to cherish his memory include: Wife, Avery Smith of San Augustine; Daughter, Cindy and her husband, Ron Watts of Tyler; Sons, Nay Smith, Jr. and his wife, Cathleen of San Augustine, Matt A. Smith and Carol Cartwright of San Augustine; Grandchildren, Nay Smith III and Randa, Cammie and Luke Clements, Kasey and Jason Radican, Max Channel and Sunnie, Shena Smith, Chelsi & Dustin Ellerbe, Annaka Watts, and Clint Cartwright; Great-Grandchildren, Braylan Radican, Makena Radican, Skylar Smith, and Cannon Smith, Isabella Channel, Brodie Channel, Crew Channel, Wylie Clements, and Presleigh Ellerbe. Sisters, Dovie Renfroe of San Augustine; Mildred Scarborough of Lumberton, Loretta Richards of San Augustine and Lizzie Mae Braniff of San Antonio; Brothers, Walter Smith of Pineland, Herman Smith of Sequin, and Charles Smith of Center.

He was preceded in death by a Sister, Verna Taylor and a Son, Glenn Edward Smith.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bridges, Rocky Smith, Monte Taylor, Jerry Richards, and Gary Smith and Charles Scarborough

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


11/10/2012

Shelba Jean Wallace, 74, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Center, TX.
Born February 13, 1938, in Timpson, TX, Shelba Wallace was the daughter of the late Elmer Rhodes and Erel Baker Laake. After graduating from high school, Shelba began a long career with the Texas Employment Commission.

In addition to her parents, Shelba was preceded in death by her sister Avie Ruth Williams. Survivors include her brother-in-law Joe Williams of Timpson and his 3 daughters and 1 son and several cousins, including Arie Ann Baker and Dawn Bowers.

No services for Shelba Wallace are scheduled at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX.


Mary Inez Coleman, age 80, passed from this life early Friday morning, November 9, 2012, in San Augustine.

Mary Inez was born on January 12, 1932, in San Augustine County, Texas, to Alice Corine (Davis) Pitts and Albert C. Pitts. She worked as a Teller for Commercial State Bank in San Augustine for many years, also working as a Secretary for Home Life Insurance Company in San Augustine. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Chet Hensley and Bro. Quincy Martindale. Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Survivors include: Sister-in-law, Ruth Coleman of Huntington, along with numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alice Corine Pitts; Husband, Walter Ralph Coleman, and a Sister, Velma Mitchell.

Pallbearers will include, Edwin Henley, Gerald Stewart, Walter Hernsberger, Darrell Bennett, Hal Land, and Richard Murphy. Honorary Pallbearers will include Jack Townsend, Nelsyn Wade, and Kenneth Skillern.

Online obituary and online condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


11/09/2012

Al Lout, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born November 26, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Clayton Lout and Sarah Goodwyn Brown. Mr. Lout was retired from L&R Timber and Bruce Hardwood Flooring.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard & Bro. James Goodwyn officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Lout, Mike Lout, Barry Lout, Cecil Jackson, Matthew Michonski, Ray Griffin and Will Lovett. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, Joe Biggar and Wayne (Hub) Elliott.

He is survived by
Daughter: Tanya Lout of Lufkin

Son: Darrin Lout and wife, Annie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Shawna Nicole Lout
Kylie Marie Zapp
Britteny Michonski
Shelby Michonski
Matthew Michonski

Brother: Duane Lout and wife, Delois of Shelbyville

Special Friends:
Shirley Lout of Patroon
Mike & Trish Lout
Ricky Lout
Barry Lout
Wayne “Hub” Elliott

Preceded in death by
Father: Clayton Lout
Mother: Sara Goodwyn Brown and husband, Homer
Wife: Linda Lout
Grandson: Dalton Lout

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


11/08/2012

Jack R. Weatherly, 88 of Midland, Texas formerly of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in MIdland, Texas. He was born May 29, 1923 in Tyler, Texas to Sam J. Weatherly and Clemmie Tarver Weatherly. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5pm - 8pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Weatherly will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Earthman-Rest Haven Cemetery located on I-45 Houston, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Lerline Weatherly of Midland, Texas

Daughter: Marcelle Moore of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Kris, Brandi, Kristi

Sisters:
Betty Young
Margaret Spivey
Billie Jean Barnhart
Jewel Pirtle

Brother: Bobby Weatherly

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by son, Jack Weatherly, Jr., parents, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers

Pallbearers:
Jerry Weatherly, Gary Michael Weatherly, John Calvin Spivey, Pat Foley, Michael Hammer, Mark Hammer, Bryon Hancock, and Alex Hancock

Honorary Pallbearers:
Stephen Hancock, Justin Hancock, Bill Hancock, Clay Hancock, Hunter Hancock, Walter Dean, Marcus Black.

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


11/06/2012

Funeral services for Glenda Jane Conway, 72, of Timpson were held Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim Maddox officiating. Graveside services were held in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas, Shelby County.

Ms. Conway was born March 13, 1940 in Timpson, Texas to Edgar Ellis and Ruby Jane (Fleming) Beasley, and died Monday, October 29, 2012 in Wells. She resided in Timpson most of her life and was a paralegal. Ms. Conway was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Timpson Chapter. She was involved with various art clubs, and was a talented artist and seamstress, and a great cook. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Sherry D. Conway of Wells and Roy and Sherry A. Conway of Lufkin; grandchildren, Jana Forrest and husband Justin of Apple Springs, Winston Conway and wife Hannah of Lufkin, and Hilliary Doss of Wells; and great-grandchildren, Keagan French, Jaymie French, Tristin Doss, Trace Doss, all of Wells, BayLiegh Forrest, Kinlee Conway, Robert Conway and Barrett Finney, all of Lufkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family extends special thanks to the staffs of Hillside Plaza and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red River Radio Network, P.O. Box 5250, Shreveport, Louisiana 71135 or the Humane Society of Angelina County, P.O. Box 472, Lufkin, Texas 75902.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Patsy Ann Wilder Watson, 70 of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Center, Texas. She was born July 22,1942 in Cawood, Kentucky to Wylie B. Wilder and Doris Fleming Wilder. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 12noon to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Green and husband Robert of Tenaha, Texas

Son: Jimmy Ray Watson of Edgewood, Texas

Grandchildren: Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, Bobby Bray

Sisters:
Kay Bowers of Nacogdoches, Texas
Wilma Wilder of Houston, Texas

Brother: Jack Wilder of Hallsville, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


Mrs. Essie Mae (Brown) Clark, age 85, of Bronson, passed from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Bronson.

Essie Mae was born to Armatha Brown and R. T. Brown on July 9, 1927, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #337, and a member of the Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine County, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in the Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine County, Texas, with Bro. T.A. Lane and Bro. Cliff Durham officiating. Interment will be in the Little Flock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, November 5, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Son, Jim Wayne Clark of Bronson; Brother, Jack Brown of San Augustine; Sister-in-law, Joyce Brown of Bronson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Armatha and R.T. Brown, Brothers, Clyde, Jimmie, Roy, and Sister, Lorene Brown

Pallbearers will include: Nick Key, Marcus Key, Casey Sowell, John Wayne Daniels, Maurice Daniels, Jr., and Reagan Neal Daniels (Reggie)

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Charles E. Ramsey, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 in Center. He was born December 17, 1938 in Fouke, Arkansas to Charles Edward Ramsey Sr. and Irene Dale Leatherwood Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Chapel.

He is survived by
Son: David Ramsey and wife, Darlene of Joaquin

Daughters:
Debra Caldwell of Logansport, Louisiana
Donna Dugger and husband, T.R. of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Michael & Angel Ramsey
Hope Ramsey
Taylor & Tyler Caldwell
Stephanie Samford
Justin Samford
Melissa Hayes
Takoda Dugger

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Doris Calhoun and husband, David of Canton
Enola Bridges and husband, Harold of Hallville

Brother: Dean Ramsey and wife, Kathy of Stonewall

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles Edward Ramsey Sr. and Irene Dale Leatherwood Ramsey

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


Mr. Sammy Lee Williams, age 71, of Center, Texas. Mr. Williams passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at his home in Center, Texas.

Visitation and Wake Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 with Viewing from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Wake will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Triumph in Center, Texas. Funeral service will be Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, Center with Prince Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas

Mr. Williams is survived by:

Wife, Imogean Daniels Williams of Center, Texas

Sons,
Brian Williams (LaQuita) of San Augustine, Texas
Byron Daniels of Tyler, Texas
Norris Glenn Hern (Valery) of Center, Texas

Daughter, Tabitha Williams (Tommy) of Center, Texas

14 Grandchildren
8 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, John L. Williams (Anca Jean) of Beaumont, Texas

Sisters,
Della Mae Williams Gardner (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Shirley Faye Williams Hewitt of Center, Texas
Sharon Dian Williams of Center, Texas

Special Brother-in-Law, L. H. Hewitt of Center, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends

Funeral services under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine, Texas.


11/05/2012

Shelia Denby Windham, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born March 15, 1954 in Center to Earl Denby and Mary Lucille Miller Denby. She was an inspector for Center Plywood for many years and attended Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Parker, Danny Parker, Kevin Windham, Josh Windham, Kyle Windham and Nick Sims.

She is survived by
Husband: Keith Windham of Shelbyville

Son: Michael Hughes and wife, Denise of Blanchard, Louisiana

Daughters:
Traci Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Kristy Gillaspie and husband, Walter of Shelbyville
Kandace Windham of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jon Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Jacob Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Justin Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana
Meshell Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana
Keisha Gillaspie of Shelbyville
Precious Gillaspie of Shelbyville
McKenzie Gillaspie of Shelbyville
Christina Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchild: Cameron Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana

Brother: Leon Denby and wife, Nita of Waskom

Sister: Sue Parker and husband, Jerry of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Earl Denby and Mary Lucille Miller Denby
One Infant Son

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Windham’s name to:
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006

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


11/04/2012

Charles “Sunny” Gregg, 82, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born May 6, 1930 in Conroe, Texas to William T. Gregg and Pearl Annie Gray Gregg.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 at Pool Cemetery in Richard, Texas with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to service.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy McDonald Gregg of Center

Sons:
Robert Gregg of Center
Charles Wessley Gregg of Conroe

5 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William T. Gregg and Pearl Annie Gray Gregg
2 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


11/02/2012

Jimmie Elizabeth Smith Ariola, 97, went to be with the Lord October 25, 2012, at Legend Oaks Nursing Home in Houston, Texas.

She was born June 13, 1915, in Center, Texas, the daughter of James Faucett Smith and Mary Etta Rountree. She graduated from Center High School in 1932. She married Warren Cornelius “Jack” Ariola on April 14, 1934 in Center, Texas. They were married for 46 years before Jack passed away. They moved to Houston from Center in 1954. Jimmie worked for many years as an apartment manager, but mostly, she was a stay-at-home mom who helped raise many of her grandchildren.

Jimmie is survived by daughters Janice Ariola Darden (Houston, TX) and Marilynn Johnson (Spring, TX) and her sons Carl Ramon Ariola and wife Janice (Phoenix, AZ) and Kenneth Warren Ariola and wife Dell (Willis, TX). She is preceded by husband Warren Cornelius Ariola, daughter Barbara Jean Rodriquez, and twin sons James Michael and Charles Francis Ariola.

She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Ariola will be interred at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.


Verl (Pete) Windham, 83, of Center, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at ETMC Tyler. He was born May 22, 1928 in Panola County to P.R. Windham and Ruby McCauley Windham. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was also a partner in Quick Change Oil & Lube in Center. Mr. Windham was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Noble presiding.

Pallbearers will be James Daniels, Cory Weldon, Ray Tindol, Dale Hite, James Davis and Patrick Mills.

He is survived by
Sons:
Greg Windham and wife, Pam of Gary
Steve Windham and wife, Selena of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Windham and wife, Carol
Kelly Duszik and husband, Will

Great Grandchildren:
Kourtney Duszik
Kaylee Windham
Aiden Windham

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: P.R. Windham and Ruby McCauley Windham
Wife: Joyce Eaves Windham

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

10/31//2012

Tom Martin, 100 of Garrison, Texas passed away October 30, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born November 2, 1911 in Henderson, Texas to Thomas Martin and Lucy Holt Williamson Martin. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:30am at First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with Bro. John McGuire to officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Martin of Garrison

Son: Marvin Martin and wife Ladea of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Tamara O'Reilly and husband Chris
Julia Konderla and husband Jeremy
Ashley Harris and husband Matt

Great Grandchildren:
Keegan, Cade and Kai O'Reilly
Aiden and Maci Konderla

Pallbearers:
Matt Harris, Jeremy Konderla, Chris O'Reilly, Ken Martin, Jerry Martin, Bill Bland, Elmer Edgmon, Travis Martin

Honorary Pallbearers:
Masonic Lodge and Lions Club Members

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Flower Fund, Garrison, Texas

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


Edith Warr, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 16, 1923 in Shelby County to Homer and Mollie (Williams) Russell. She is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Mollie Russell, Husband, Vivian Ray Warr, Son, James Larry Warr and 4 Brothers, Clayton Russell & wife, Helen, Lowell Russell & wife, Ima, Bobby Russell & wife, Cleo and Cody Russell & wife, Mozelle.

She is survived by:
Son:
Ronnie Warr & wife, Jeannie of Center
Daughter:
Vivian Ann Conway & husband, Jerry of Center
Grandchildren:
Kim Oswalt & husband, Steve of Center
Carol Ann Eberenz & husband, Brad of Center
Alicia Warr of Dallas
Sonya Wilburn & husband, Bradley of Center
4 Great Grandchildren
Zane & Zoie Eberenz
Carson & Emma Wilburn
Daughter-in-law:
Jennifer Warr Johnson & husband, Don of Center
Pallbearers:
Jerry Conway, Steve Oswalt, Brad Eberenz, Zane Eberenz,
Bradley Wilburn, Carson Wilburn, Benny Ray Russell and Randy Robertson
Honorary Pallbearer:
In Memory of Oran Williams, Jr.

In Lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Family Life Center, 901 Southview Cr, Center, Texas 75935

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


10/30/2012

Mrs. Ima Jean Thomas, age 68, was called home on Thursday October 25, 2012 in Houston, Texas at the M.D. Anderson Medical Center.

Ima Jean was born on January 7, 1944 to the late Gladys and Dave Martin, Sr. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Grand Cane, LA.

Ima Jean graduated from Logansport Rosenwald High School in Logansport, LA on May 29, 1961. On August 22, 1963 she earned her degree in bookkeeping from the International Business College in Houston, Texas.

On August 3, 1963 she united in Holy Matrimony to Charlie B. Thomas to this union on December 6, 1963 one child was born.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Grand Cane, LA, with interment following in the Friendship Cemetery in Grand Cane, LA. Officiating will be Pastor Frankie Cooper. Visitation will be on November 2nd from 6pm to 7pm at the Mt. Olive Methodist Church in Joaquin, TX.

Ima J. Thomas leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 49 years Charlie B. Thomas, daughter Tina D. Thomas, 3 grandchildren, Tanya D. Hudson, Patrick D. Espree, and Patrice W. Espree. Also her loving brothers and sisters, Daisy Blackmon, Eugene Martin (Ruby Faye), Johnny Martin, Betty Martin, and Dave Martin, Jr (Mary), her beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her brother Tom M. Martin, her mother and father Gladys and Dave Martin, Sr. and her sister Curly B. Prince.

Pallbearers will be Jr. Blackmond, Jerome Martin, Carl Prince, Kevin Bledsoe, and Kenneth Blackmond.

A special thanks to the Nurses at East Texas Home Health, Pine Grove Nursing Home, and the nurses and doctors at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Purvis Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA.


Juanita Spears, 75 of Garrison, Texas formerly of Lansing, Michigan passed away October 29, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born February 23, 1937 in Morgans Creek, Kentucky to Earl Murphy and Blanchie Adams Murphy. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 from 10am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11am. Pastor Mike Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband, Aronoff Spears of Garrison, Texas formerly of Lansing, Michigan

Daughter, Sherry Ann Nix and husband Jimmy of Garrison

Grandchild, Sabrina Arnold Lutz

Step Grandchild, Russell Charles "Rusty" Nix

Great Grandson, Darven Lee Rodriquez

Step Great Grandsons, Hunter and Brylen Nix

Sister, Anrae Murphy Justice of Elkhorn City, KY

Many nieces and nephews and host of friends

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


Kermit "Bud" Burleson, Jr., 79, of Orange passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Orange.

The funeral service will be Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center. Deacon Eddie Blankenstein of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will officiate all services.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 8:00 p.m. with a wake service at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Burleson was born June 3, 1933 in Sulphur, LA to Kermit K. Burleson, Sr. and Amoura Louis (Davis) Burleson. He retired as a production scheduler for DuPont Chemical Company, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he sang in the Choir of Angels and was a former member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center where he built the beautiful wooden alter in the church. He enjoyed building cabinets and many people will remember him for always being so happy. One of his biggest joys in his life was his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved so much.

He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Carole Burleson, mother of his four daughters, and his sisters, Margaret Clark and Beverly Tilley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette Venable Burleson of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Wayne Ishee, Sandra and Don Samford, Beth and Ron Thibodeaux and Sharon and Jeff Stewart; step-sons, Gerald Lindsey, Jr. and Chad Lindsey. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Charlean Lindsey wife of the late Todd Lindsey; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Berry and Elise Beeler; brother, Nolan Burleson and wife, Carol, and many nieces and nephews.

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


Kerry K. Whitton passed away peacefully at Colonial Pines Health Care Center, San Augustine, TX, on Monday, October 29, 2012, at the age of 78. He had been a resident of San Augustine and Nacogdoches Counties for the better part of 60 years.

Kerry was a graduate of Texas A&M, earning both a Bachelors and Masters degree. He was an officer in the United States Army, and later a graduate of UT Law School. He taught math for several years in Port Acres, TX and also in San Augstine. He enjoyed reading and studying history, cherishing every word of hundreds of books that he read over the course of his life. He was blessed to have many long-time friends in the area.

Visitation with his son and cousins will be at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, TX, on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:00 – 3:45 PM. All friends are invited to stop by and share good memories of Kerry. No formal funeral services are planned. There will be a private graveside burial on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 4:00 PM, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

In lieu of sending flowers, it is requested that you make a donation to your church or favorite charity.
To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


10/29/2012

Teodora Pimentel, 70, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at her residence.

Services will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Templo Principe de Paz, located on Hwy 7 West in Center. Burial will follow in Mexico. Visitation will be Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home and Wednesday at Templo Principe de Paz, located on Hwy 7 West in Center.

She was born November 1, 1941 in Jaripo, Guerrero, Mexico to Guillermo Robles and Rafaela Palacios.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Nicolas Pimentel of Center

9 Children:
Rosa Chavez & husband, Antonio Diaz
Josephina Chavez & husband, Abrhan
Guadalupe Chavez & husband, Pero Mendoza
Andres Chavez & wife, Lilia of Center
Sylvester Chavez & wife, Edelmira
Demecio “Damey” Chavez & wife, Rafaela of Center
Benito Chavez & wife, Gabriella
Irelanda Chavez & husband, Noe Diaz
Martina Chavez & husband, Bartollo Lopez

Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

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


Carmen Inez Duncan, 76, of Lakeside City, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Wichita Falls, TX
Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. October 30, 2012 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel officiate by Reverend Charley Pierce of First United Methodist Church of Jacksboro, TX. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park.

Carmen was born December 6, 1935 in Shelbyville, TX, to Frank and Myrta (Hardy) Chandler. She married W.C. (Bill) Duncan September 2 in Henrietta, TX. She worked for Arts Home Pests for over 30 years before retiring in 2010.

Mrs. Duncan is preceded in death by her husband W.C. (Bill) Duncan

Three children; David Duncan, William (Billy) Duncan, Cathy (Duncan) Schrader

Great grand son, Austin Herron

Sister, Mildred McCary

Brother, Frank (Buddy) Chandler Jr

Survivors include:

Son, Robert Duncan and wife Vikki of Lakeside City;

Daughter-in-law, Colleen Duncan;

Son-in-law Mike Schrader;

Sisters; Avis Duncan of Huxley, TX; Cora Wimberly and husband Charles of Huxley, TX

Brother, Alton Chandler and wife Peggy of Bastrop TX

Brother-in-law Joe McCary of Shelbyville, TX

Seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild

Please share your condolences and fond memories with the Duncan family at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.


Doris (Wimberly) Bassett, 81, of Wheat Ridge, CO, passed away October 14, 2012. She was born in Shelby County, Texas to John and Maggie (Adams) Wimberly. After Doris graduated from Shelbyville High School, she moved to Denver, CO, where she met and married Richard Bassett. Doris was a stay at home Mom, which she thoroughly enjoyed. After Richard retired, they spent many days travelling as long as their health allowed. Doris loved spending time with her family and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband Richard Bassett

Daughters Susan Elliot and husband Gary of Arvada CO and Carolyn Kay Ortiz of Wheat Ridge CO

Brother Charles Wimberly and wife Cora of Huxley, TX

Sister Juanita LaVerne Wimberly of Wheat Ridge, CO

One great grandchild

In accordance with her wishes there will be no memorial service. Doris wanted her body to be given to science so it could assist the medical profession to better understand her types of medical issues.


Rose Ann Coats, age 71, of Pollok, Texas, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

Miss Coats was born Feb. 14, 1941, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, as the daughter of Jeff F. Coats Sr. and Georgia Lee Clifton Coats.

Her survivors include two brothers, Jeff Coats Jr. of Center, Texas, and Bill Coats of Muskegon, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, with Chaplain Greg Freijos officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


David Lloyd Anderson, Sr., 70, of Timpson, TX, was born March 13, 1942, in Wharton, TX, to parents Elmer David Anderson, Sr., and Velma Dee (Gaddis) Anderson. He passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at his home in Timpson. A memorial graveside service will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2012, in Turner Cemetery located on Kidd Cemetery Road, New Caney, TX.

David Anderson was a graduate of New Caney High School and was a carpenter for over 25 years for the City of Houston. David was also a millwright with Brown & Root Construction Company. He enjoyed his country living, mule pulling, and is the oldest member of Cowboy Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his daughters Denise Joette Anderson of Cleveland, TX, and Paula Oliver and husband Bryan Keith Oliver of Timpson; sons David Lloyd Anderson, Jr., and Billy Ray Anderson, both of Splendora, TX, and James Steven Anderson of Dolen, TX; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren;
brothers Walter Anderson and wife Mary of Joaquin, TX, Thomas Anderson of Huffman, TX, and Larry Anderson of New Caney, TX; sister Hazel Prazak and husband Willie of Wharton, TX; and many family and friends.

In addition to his parents, David Anderson, Sr., was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Jane Anderson, brothers Elmer David Anderson, Jr., and his wife Pauline and Monroe Anderson and his wife Patricia, and sisters Dorothy Mader and Ruth Reeves.

To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net.


James E. Luman, 53, of Joaquin passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his residence in Joaquin. He was born on August 16, 1959 in Center to James Verlon Luman and Jeanette Peace Luman. Mr. Luman attended Truitt Chapel Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughters;
Leslie McGuire and husband Justin of Center
Lindsay Huskey and husband Steven of Center

Grandson, Connor McGuire of Center

Father, Verlon Luman of Center

Sisters:
Janie Andress of Nacogdoches
Tracy Windham of Center
Tammie Luman of Austin
Corine Correa of Kyle

Brother, Robert Luman of Alabama

Fiance, Amy Trent of Joaquin

Stepdaughters:
Amanda Trent of Joaquin
Stefani Trent of Joaquin

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:

Mother, Jeannette Luman

Brother, Wayne Luman

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


10/25/2012

Mr. Leffel Poindexter, age 83, of Jasper, passed from this life today, Wed. Oct. 24, 2012, in Jasper.

Leffel was born to Nettie (Neely) Poindexter and Morris Benton Poindexter on May 9, 1929, in San Augustine County, Texas. He served in the United States Navy, and was employed as a mixer for Nabisco Bakery and was also involved in farming and agriculture, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment following in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Milton Poindexter. Visitation will be Friday evening, Oct. 26, 2012, from the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Survivors include: Son, Richard Poindexter of Houston; Daughter, Lynn Jones of New Caney; Brothers, Herbert Poindexter of Houston, Vernon Ray Poindexter of Jasper; Sisters, Betty Lou Bryant of Linden, Nelda Poindexter of Jasper, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Floyia Poindexter; Son, James Poindexter; daughter, Vonna Patterson and Grandson, James Poindexter

Pallbearers will be Eric Vaughn, Chris Parker, Gus Poindexter, Little Rick Poindexter, Jeramy Poindexter, and Jacob Poindexter.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Ina Lofton, 71 of Garrison, Texas passed away October 23, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born July 19, 1941 in Devers, Texas to Claude Riddle and Maudy Jackson Riddle. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2pm in Glennwood Cemetery, Groveton, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Tom Lofton of Garrison, Texas

Brother: Tommy Riddle of Kansas

Host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by both parents and 4 sisters.

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


10/24/2012

Funeral services for Roy Alford Spradley, 83, of Lufkin were held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Timberland Drive Church of Christ with Harold Hancock and Jeff Spradley officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Spradley was born August 4, 1929 in Nacogdoches, Texas to the late Bay and Genevieve (Alford) Spradley, and died Sunday, October 14, 2012 in a local hospital. He resided in Angelina County most of his life and was an Elder at Timberland Drive Church of Christ.

Mr. Spradley graduated from Nacogdoches High School. He worked in accounting at the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he served in the Honor Guard. Upon returning from the Army he resumed his job at Southern Pacific and enrolled at Stephen F. Austin State University. While at SFA he was a member of the Accounting Club, served as the president of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and taught lab classes in the Biology Department. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and became a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Spradley began his career at Axley & Rode, CPAs in Lufkin. He retired in 1991 after 28 years of service as Director of Internal Audit for Temple Inland in Diboll. He was a past President of the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Roy Spradley loved Christ, his family, his friends and his community. He worked in his church with an unwavering commitment for over 48 years. He was an exemplary husband and father. With Glenda, he raised Jeff and Lori through his knowledge of and love for Christ and his teachings. He remained faithful to his friends and church congregants throughout his life and was an active member of the Angelina Arts Alliance and the Lufkin community. Roy will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Glenda Spradley of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Patti Spradley of Lake Park, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Chuck Haney of Humble; grandchildren, Ashley Mays and husband John, Charlie and Zach Haney; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Jaiden Mays; mother-in-law, Elsie Tee Rudd of Center; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara Spradley of Lufkin and Bobbie and Ray Smiley of Houston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Diana Rudd of Dallas; and nephews and nieces, Kyle Spradley and wife Valena of Lufkin, Barry Rudd, Matt Rudd, both of Dallas, Gina McMahon of Houston, Jill Taylor and husband Greg of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Roxann Ellis of Lufkin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Spradley and Bobby Spradley; and father-in-law, Roy Rudd.

Pallbearers were Mike Penn, Kyle Spradley, Barry Rudd, Matt Rudd, Jim Ulmer and Tim Beamon.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Haney, Zach Haney, John Mays, John Adams, Leon Manning, Joe Smitherman, Joe Penn, Monte Ramsey, David Duren, Fred Hutson, Joe Ruby, Greg Taylor and Larry Spradley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timberland Drive Church of Christ Library, 912 S. Timberland Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Avis Mae Leggett Buckner, wife of the late Ralph Buckner of Joaquin, Texas passed away on October 23, 2012 in Atascocita, Texas at the age of 84 years. Avis was born in the Ashton Community on July 11, 1928 to the late Asa Leggett and Maggie Taylor Leggett. In 1949, she married Ralph Buckner and they remained husband and wife for 57 years until his death in 2006.

Avis is survived by her daughter, Martha Buckner, “other daughters” Vanya Rhea and Betsy Delgado; her granddaughter Carissa Magras and husband Brandon; two great-grandchildren Jesse and Providence Magras of Willow Street, Pennsylvania; a brother, John Leggett of Joaquin and a sister, Anne Harvey of Shelbyville.

Special family friends include Roy, Diedre and Destiny Romero; Ricky Smith, Glenn Oates and her best friend, Evon Daw.

Avis was an avid animal lover and raised AKC Boxers for many years. She was proud to be known as “The Dog Lady”. She also loved all other animals, bird and being outdoors.

She had a generous and caring spirit and selflessly assisted many individuals in need during her life seeking no recognition in return.

Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Humane Society of Nacogdoches or to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department.

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


10/22/2012

Teresa Jean Whitton, 60, of Timpson, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Shane Clifton officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 6, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Barnett Mobley and Odell (Fultz) Mobley. She attended the United Pentecostal Church in Timpson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Barnett Mobley and Odell Mobley and 2 sisters,
Linda Collins and Wanda Bearden.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Rhonda Villarreal of Deberry

Daughter: Kimberly Griffin of San Augustine

Son: Michael David Whitton of Huntsville

Daughter: Angela Whitton of Joaquin

Special Daughter: Vickie Espinoza of Timpson

11 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Sheila Aguilar of Timpson
Mary Hodge of Timpson

Special Nephew and Nieces:
Cody Williams, Shamaka Goodloe and Brittany Hurst

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Mrs. Patsy Ann Thornton, age 52, of San Augustine, Texas, entered into rest earlier this morning, October 21, 2012, in San Augustine after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born October 3, 1960, in Center, Texas, to the late Lucious Thomas Thornton and Mildred Marie (White) Thornton. Patsy was a homemaker, caring for her family. For several years she worked as a cashier for Mixon's.

She is survived by her husband David Earl Eddings of San Augustine; brothers Ronald Thornton and wife Kathy of Melrose, Ray Thornton, Lynn Thornton, Tom Thornton, Charles Thornton and wife Linda, Hollis Thornton and William Thornton - all of San Augustine; sisters Ida Butler and husband Cornell of San Augustine, Mary Wall and husband Robert of Newton, Peggy Brown and husband Jerry of Black Jack; sister-in-law Jean Thornton of Lufkin; grandchildren J.T. Eddings, Laura Eddings, Julia Eddings and Jasmine Eddings; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents L.T. and Marie Thornton, and a brother Donald Thornton.

Funeral services were held today, Monday, October 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Visitation was Sunday, October 21, 2012, 5:00 til 8:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Macune Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Robert Ziegler, James White, Lane Chambers, Jed Coulter, James Thornton, Bob Marshall. Honorary pallbearers are Billy White and Leon Thornton.


Elsie Tee Youngblood Rudd, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 100 on Saturday, October 20, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. She was affectionately known as “Ma” to her family in her golden years.

Elsie Tee was born December 13, 1911, in the Day Community of Shelby County to the late Everett and Minnie Haight Youngblood. When she was seven her family moved to the Mt. Herman Community. She grew up working the family farm and was an exceptional basketball player in high school along with her sister, Duetta. She married Roy Rudd in 1931 and they started a family in the Jericho Community in which he grew up. Together they rose to prominence as Shelby County farmers and ranchers and were leaders in the community.

Elsie Tee raised cattle and chickens, grew watermelons and other crops and worked the fields for most of her life. One of her passions was gardening; she was at home in her garden. At age 92, she applied her expertise to grow a 150 pound watermelon, winning the Shelby County, Texas “What-A-Melon Festival’s” largest melon contest. She loved anything outdoors; she found peace in fishing and was an avid hunter until age 96, bagging deer and elk throughout Texas and Colorado. She was a prolific world traveler, visiting more than 50 countries on six continents with her travels chronicled in her numerous photo albums.

Elsie Tee was a devoted Christian, wife of a church elder and a long-time Sunday school teacher. She attended Mt. Pleasant and Hurst Street Churches of Christ and was very active in the ministry. She served God diligently in countless ways, including visiting the sick and infirm in her community and providing food for the needy. She was the consummate host and enjoyed having friends and family over for gatherings to share meals and time together. She was well known for her exceptional cooking and sewing skills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Rudd, and her son-in-law, Roy Spradley. She is survived by her children: Glenda Spradley of Lufkin, Bobbie Smiley and husband Ray of Houston and William Rudd and wife Dianna of Dallas; grandchildren: Jeff Spradley and wife Patti, Lori Spradley Haney and husband Chuck, Gina Smiley McMahon, Jill Smiley Taylor and husband Greg, Barry Rudd and Matthew Rudd, great-grandchildren: Charlie Haney, Zachary Haney, Ashley Mays and husband John, Brianna McMahon, Matthew McMahon, Ashley Taylor, Anna Taylor and Jacob Taylor, great-great-grandchildren: Maggie and Jaiden Mays, and sisters-in-law: Florence McFatter Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee, and Vaneta Rudd Walker and husband Tommy of Euless – and special caregivers/friends: Pat Sherman and Sandra Mims.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Tim Perkins and family members officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the Jericho Community. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Jeff Spradley, Chuck Haney, Barry Rudd, Matthew Rudd, Greg Taylor and Matthew McMahon. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Haney, Zachary Haney, John Mays, Jacob Taylor, Carl Rudd, Gene Bradshaw and Rodney Golden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurst Street Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Dessie L. Smith Burkett Kale, 87, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born September 16, 1925 in Joaquin to Raymond Race Smith and Pearl Thorn Smith. She was employed at Joaquin ISD for 15 years and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012 at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.
She is survived by

Sons:
Ben M. Burkett and wife, Jeannine of Vidor
Kenneth H. Burkett and wife, Betty H. of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Kevin H. Burkett of San Marcus, James B. Burkett of Nederland, Doug and wife, Staci, Jerry Scooter and wife, Cristi, Melissa and husband, Terry

Great Grandchildren:
Heather R. Welch, Victoria A. Furlough, Brayden T. Burkett, Kameron H. Burkett, Katherine H. Burkett, Amber, Ashley, Ailson, Austin, Jessica, Chelsie, Jaycee, Raegan, Trae, T.J., Morgan

Great Great Grandchildren:
Bailey, Kennedy and Kenzie

Sister: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Niece: Joyce Cox

Nephews: Bill Mason Jr., Mike Lawson, John Paul Lawson

Memorial donations may be made in Ms. Kale’s name to:
Word of Faith Christmas Fund
12413 US Hwy 84, Joaquin, Texas 75954

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


10/19/2012

Funeral services honoring the life of Harold “ Mickey” L. Permenter, 86, will be held Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Officiating the services will be Reverend Chris Welch and Reverend Eugene Cox. Burial will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in Longstreet, LA. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the funeral home from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

Mr. Permenter was born on September 16, 1926 in Shreveport, LA to the late John and Josie Permenter, and passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012, in Center, TX. Harold was a member of Word of Faith Church in Joaquin, TX.

Preceding Mr. Harold in death were his wife, Annette Lawrence Permenter; great grandchildren, Jonah and Jacob Cox; and sisters, Aileen Lewis, Frances Sirmon, Winona Thornton, and Mary Burton.

Those left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Janet Cammack and husband, Rennie and Elizabeth Cox and husband, Eugene; grandchildren, Shannon Cox and husband, R.L., Betsy Randolph and husband, Brett, Billye Brock, Scott Cammack, Caryn Bergeron and husband, Jamie; great grandchildren, Josh Cox, Cade Cox, Bethany Randolph, Sarah Bergeron, Carlie Bergeron, Carson Bergeron, and Krista Bergeron; brothers, John Permenter and wife, JoAnn and Bobby Permenter and wife, Vernis; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

10/17/2012

Funeral services celebrating the life of Alma V. Wimberly, 99, of Shreveport and formally of Huxley, TX will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Officiating will be her nephews, Rev. David Permenter and Rev. Gordon Vaughn. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the funeral home.

Alma was born on November 17, 1912 in Huxley, TX to George and Mary Ann Vaughn. She passed away on October 17, 2012 in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding Alma in death were her parents; her husband, Buron W. Wimberly; 5 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by her son, Truman Wimberly and wife, Diane; daughter, Tommie Boulware Garner and husband, John; grandchildren, Mollye Brown, Doug Boulware and wife, Sandra, Christie Johnson and husband, Jeff, Johnny Wimberly and wife, Heidi; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Doug Boulware, Johnny Wimberly, Jeff Johnson, Chase Cagle, Steven Boulware and Michael Fort.

A special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at The Guest House Nursing Home for their compassionate care.


Mrs. Dorris Ann Sibley Baggett, age 88, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Wednesday morning, October 17, 2012, in San Augustine.

Dorris was born to Lou Ella (Dent) Sibley and David Sibley on February 7, 1924, in Houston, Texas. She was employed by the Deep East Texas Electric Co-op in San Augustine for many years, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter, and the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine County, Texas.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday on October 20, 2012, in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. The family chose cremation and only visitation at the graveside.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Daughters, Janette Smith and her husband, Randy of San Augustine; Wanda Allen of Austin; Grandchildren, Jason Allen, Katherine Allen, Scotty Neal, and Nathan Neal; Great-Grandchildren, Avery Neal, Maggie Neal, Cory Hanzel, and Megan Thorton; Great-Great Grandchildren, Jaxson Hanzel.

She is precede in death by her parents, Lou Ell and David Sibley, along with her husband, El Ray Baggett.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Johnnie Lee Bryan Ryan, age 70, of Chireno, passed from this life on Monday, October 15, 2012, in Houston.

A native of San Augustine County, she was born on February 2, 1942, to Rosie Lee (Evans) Bryan and John Bryan. She worked as a waitress, was a loving Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with H.J. Medley officiating. Interment will be in the Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2012, and Friday, October 19, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Daughter, Rose Stubblefield, and her husband, Jackie of Chireno; Grandson, David (Bubba) Cooper of San Augustine; Granddaughter, Amanda Devenport of Huntington; 5 great-grandchildren, Gregory, Holly, Allen, Allana, and Skylar; Sister: Bonnie Tarver of San Augustine; Sister-in-law: Joyce Bryan of San Augustine along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, John and Rosie Byran; Brothers: Arbie, Lester, L.J., Hollis, and E-sel Bryan; Sister, Marilyn Bryan, Lois Harvey, and great-granddaughter, Hailey Cooper.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Jack Hawkins, 80, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison. He was born March 30, 1932 in Shelbyville to Pete Akin and Catherine Pullen Akin. Mr. Hawkins worked as a purchasing manager at Center Plywood for thirty-two years. He was involved in Kiwanis Club, was an Explorer Scout Leader and a Girls’ Softball Coach. Mr. Hawkins was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Graves, Eric Graves, Todd Graves, Chad Carlton, Mark Gary and Roy E. Noble. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Sanders, Joe Anderson, Ben Sanford, Gene Gray, Billy Clyde Duncan, McNeil Moore, Chilly Jones, Doyle Luman and Gene Walker.

He is survived by
Wife of 52 years: Ann Hawkins of Center

Daughters:
Sheryl Graves and husband, Randy of Lake Murvaul
Joanne Shillings of Center

Grandchildren:
Eric Graves and wife, Kayla of Kingwood
Todd Graves and wife, Soni of The Woodlands
Shanna Carlton of Center
Chad Carlton and wife, April of Center

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sister: Sammie Dyer and husband, M.B. of Mission

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother and Stepfather: Catherine & O.O. Griffith
Sister: Jo Jimerson
Brother: John Hawkins

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Hawkins’ name to:
First Baptist Church
117 Cora Street
Center, Texas 75935

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


10/16/2012

Bo Hearnsberger, 77 of Garrison, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born December 12, 1934 in Thornton, Arkansas to Zealous Hearnsberger and Lucille Ritter Hearnsberger. He was retired from Brown and Root.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1pm at Cold Springs Cemetery with Bro. Bill Garrett of Willis, Texas officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife: Anita Hearnsberger of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Elizabeth Squier of Nacogdoches, Texas
Alecia Moulder and husband Skip of Garrison, Texas

Grandchildren:
Jason Squier and wife Cory of Chester, Texas
John Squier and wife Angie of Conroe, Texas
Leigh Anne Spellman and husband Ched of Ft. Worth, Texas
Kelly McCorkle and husband Justin of Mauriceville, Texas

Great Grandchildren: 8

Sister: Pat Emmons of Lufkin, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Pallbearers:
Jason Squier, John Squier, George Burns, Skip Moulder, Mike Curbow, and Joseph Maciejewski

Honorary Pallbearers:
Stacy Adams, Jimmy Payne, Shorty Burt, and Richard Reeves.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cold Springs Cemetery, Box 217 Garrison, Texas 75946.

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


10/12/2012

Dora Evelyn “Matlock” Harbison, 83, of Center, passed away October 12, 2012 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine. She was born July 1, 1929 in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas to William Ross Matlock and Fedelia Ann “Williams” Matlock. Mrs. Harbison was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be hled at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Adams, Ronnie Adams, Ricky Andrews, Charles Barr, Billy Bob McAdams and Dwight Preston. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Bush and Donald Parker.

She is survived by
Daughter: Denise Cox and husband, William of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amber Renick and husband, Eric of Timpson, Texas
Nathan Cox and wife, Kayla of Nacogdoches, Texas
Matt Harbison and wife, Jayme of Timpson, Texas
Cassie Cox of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Erica Renick of Timpson, Texas
Claycee Renick of Timpson, Texas
Mayson Harbison of Timpson, Texas
Logan Renick of Timpson, Texas
Carter Cox of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters-in-law:
Tommie Matlock of Garrison, Texas
Billie “Harbison” Matlock of Nacogdoches, Texas
Betty Harbison of Nacogdoches, Texas

Special Friends: Alonza & Patricia Ann Moore of Center, Texas

Special Caretaker: Velma Bluford of San Augustine, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Ross Matlock & Fedelia Ann “Williams” Matlock
Husband: John Henry “Johnny” Harbison
Son: Johnny Wayne Harbison
Brothers: Ora Matlock, James Matlock
Brother & Sister-in-law: Charles & Edwina Matlock
Sisters: Frances Partain, Dorothy Tingle
Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Audrey & L.D. Bell, Olene & Jim Hamler

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


Herman L Johnson Sr, 93, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Kilgore, Texas.

Services will be 1 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Herman L. Johnson Sr. was born on March 16, 1919 in Tenaha, Texas to parents Addie and John H Johnson.
Herman was a student at East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas when he joined the Army in 1942 to serve in the Pacific theater during WWII.

He married Marie Dison on June 13, 1953. He gained three stepchildren as a result of this marriage and later had two more children. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Center Missionary Baptist church until moving to Kilgore during his later years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marie, a sister Yvonne Smith, his daughter Joan Collins, son-in-law David Collins and grandson Ashley Collins.

He is survived by his son Herman L Johnson Jr and wife Linda of Kilgore, step children Donnith and husband David Helton of Oklahoma, Brenda and husband Bobby Haley of Haughton La. and Larry Cochran and wife Carolyn of Center. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to: Old Center Cemetery Fund, C/O Jimmy Sheffield, 173 CR 416 Tenaha, Texas 75974

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


Sherry Martin Hodney, 45, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1967 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Elwood Martin and Sylvia Ponder Martin.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Rev. Billy Windham officiating.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Leslie Hodney Perez of Walnut Grove, Mississippi
Cara Michelle Hodney of Center

Sons:
Darren Michael Hodney of Center
Dustin Robert Hodney of Center
John Martin of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Julian, Jaydon, Aliya, Carmen, Dustin Michael

Mother: Sylvia Ponder

Brothers:
Tommy Martin
James Miller
Kenneth Miller

Preceded in death by
Husband: Darrell Michael Hodney

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


10/08/2012

Bernita English Payne, 89, of Laplace, Louisiana, passed away October 6, 2012 at her daughter’s residence. She was born May 16, 1923 in Shelby County to Albert English and Ruthie Raymond English. Mrs. Payne was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by
Husband: Raymond C. Payne of Laplace, Louisiana

Daughter: Dolores Payne Gennaro and husband, Anthony of Laplace, Louisiana

Son: Randall R. Payne and wife, Zelma of Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Joey Gennaro
Steven Gennaro
Anna Gennaro Duhe
Deana Payne
Mary Payne Sistrunk

Nine Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Albert English and Ruthie Raymond English
Brothers: Doyle, Lynn and Travis English
Sister: Aline Corbell and Mavis Scroggs

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


Mike Wilburn, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at his home. He was born June 17, 1958 in Center to Bobby Wilburn and Yvonne Holt Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn was employed with CenterPoint Energy for 27 years. He was a past worshipful master and master mason of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Sharon Shrine Temple of Tyler. Mr. Wilburn was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Wayne Moore II and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Benny Eddins, Darrell Johnson, David Butler, Matt Sheppard, Rex Johnson and Robbie Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Boo Klein, Bryant Birdwell, Bubba Bell, David Nutt, Ken Muckelroy, Lynn Davis, Chris Link, and Mitchel Hughes.

He is survived by

Wife: Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center

Daughters:
Misty Wilburn of Center
Micah Youngblood of Center

Grandson and light of his life: Guner Stephen Youngblood

Father and Mother: Bobby Wilburn and Cora Nutt Wilburn of Joaquin

Sister: Yolanda Davis and husband, Lynn of Center

Brother: David Nutt and wife, Debbie of Prague, Oklahoma

Sister-in-law: Debbie Johnson and husband, Darrell of Center

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: James & Rosa Shofner of Center

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Yvonne Holt Wilburn
Brother: Steve Wilburn
Sister: Cynthia Nutt Lawson
Grandparents: Walter Price & Cynthia Wilburn and Noland & Evie Holt

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Wilburn’s name to:
Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219

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


10/07/2012

Patricia Roberts, 66, of Center, passed away October 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born September 21, 1946 in Los Angeles, California to Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Mason Alvis.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Stewart Lowe officiating.

She is survived by
Husband of 50 years: Ed Roberts of Center

Sons:
Eddie Roberts, Jr. of Big Spring
David Roberts of Sugar Land

Daughter: Cindy Roberts of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Madeline Roberts
Katherine Roberts

Sisters:
Marsha Black of Corvallis, Oregon
Marylee Evans of Joaquin
Karen Cannon of Carmichael, California

Brother: Robert Alvis of Pahrump, Nevada

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Mason Alvis
Brother: Tommie Alvis

“WE LOVE YOU MORE”

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


10/04/2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Francis King, age 104 of Tenaha, Texas, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Herman Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2012, at St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, from 6-8pm. Services will be at St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas at 12:00 noon. Rev. Chandler Pettis officiating. Burial will be at Bobo Cemetery Tenaha, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
William King of Killeen, Texas
Robert King (Jan) of Haymarket, Virginia

Daughters:
Doris Mosley of Tenaha, Texas
Ola Evans of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Ada Smith of Houston, Texas

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


10/03/2012

Donner Ray Hoyt, age 49 of San Augustine, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. He was born July 30, 1963 to J.T. and Beatrice Bartchett.

Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 1pm at Roberts Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Artis Mosby to officiate. Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Pam Jones Hoyt of San Augustine

Mother: Beatrice Bartchett of San Augustine

Father: J.T. Bartchett of San Augustine

Sons:
Donthan Lane of Nacogdoches, Texas
Rontreal Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dontreal Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughters:
Sha Donna Kay Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas
Ashely Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas
Raquel Clark of Nacogdoches, Texas
Brittany Hoyt of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Marilyn Fields and husband Stephen of Center
Minister Glenda Whitaker and husband Jerry of Kilgore, Texas
Mary Parks and husband David of San Augustine
Cassandra Walker and husband Lester of San Augustine
Jackie Harper and husband Mack of San Augustine
Rosie Hardy and husband John of Houston

Brothers:
Otis Hoyt and wife Paula of San Augustine
James Hoyt of San Augusitne
William Garrett and wife Donnie of San Augustine

28 Grandchildren and Host of Nieces and Nephews


10/02/2012

Graveside services honoring the life of Ret. MSgt. Philip R. Ermel, 70, will be held Friday, October 5, 2012, at 2:30 PM at Union Springs Cemetery, Converse, LA. Rev. Doyle English and Rev. Amador Santos will be officiating. Visitation will be held October 5, 2012 at the Rose-Neath Logansport, LA from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Mr. Philip was born June 6, 1942 in Houston, TX to Philip and Ruby Sheffield Ermel and passed away at his home with his family by his side. During his life he proudly served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the United State Air Force. He retired from the US Air Force after 22 years of service. While serving his country in the US Air Force he was in the Air Police, ran dogs, and worked in the sheet metal department.

Preceding MSGT. Philip in death was his son Steve Harper; parents Philip and Ruby Ermel; and brother Arnie Ermel.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 28 years Norma Kay Ermel; daughters Teresa Kay Ermel Bryant and husband Zac and Veleda “Doodle” Ermel; sisters Joyce Gattis, Norma Holman, LaWanda West, and Elizabeth Tribe and husband Charles; brothers Martin “Buzzy” Ermel and wife Janet and Royce Ermel and wife Kathy; sister-in-law Nelda Worthington; brother-in-law C. B. Lum and wife Debbie; mother-in-law Hazel Harper; grandchildren Steven Dawson, Alyssa Dawson, Lindie Kay “Cricket” Bryant, Colbe Bryant, Cody Ray Roberts and Jesse Lee Bryant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of East Texas for their love and care.

Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA.


Howard Ford Windham, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 24, 1930 in Timpson to Chesley Windham and Allie Elizabeth Socia Windham. Mr. Windham was retired from Texas Forest Service. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, a past member of Sharon Temple Shrine and a member Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Brad Cockrell, Wayne Wood, Randy McLeroy, Cade Cooper, Randy Latham and Larry Goolsby. Honorary pallbearers will be Delbert Palmer, Jerry Strong, Price Wilburn and Norman Hurt.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Chandler Windham of Center

Daughter: Nadine Risinger and husband, Brent of Center

Son: Landon Windham and wife, Casie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rachel Risinger of Center
Andrew Risinger of Center

Special friend: Delbert Palmer of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Special fur friends: Dusty Ford, Dollie Jane and Daisy

Preceded in death by
Parents: Chesley Windham and Allie Elizabeth Socia Windham
Brothers: Curtis, Lonnie, Buck, Willie and Henry
Sister: Louise Goolsby

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Windham’s name to:
Office of Donor Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children
International Headquarters
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
Tel: 800-241-4438
Email: donorrelations@shrinenet.org

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

09/27/2012

James “Duchie” Phillips passed away September 20, 2012 and was laid to rest Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1pm at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Center, Texas with Shepherd Howard Cloudy, pastor and Minister Mary Thompson, officiating.  Internment was in Westview Cemetery.

James E. Phillips was born to the late Calvin Jack Phillips and Addie B. Jones on February 12, 1936 in Shelby County.

James married Lola B. Cartwright on April 7, 1954.  To this union of love they were blessed with one son Willie James Phillips (who preceded him in death) and five daughters.

James was a logging contractor for many years.  He was a very generous man and opened his heart and his home to various family members and friends whenever they needed a place to stay.  His kitchen and home were always open.

In 1991 James was baptized at Northwood Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Lola B. Phillips, five daughters, Brenda (Louis) Jackson, Connie Phillips, Valeria (Glen) Hearne all of Center, Texas, Angie Osby of Houston, Texas and Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas; four sisters, Molly (Jay T) Clark, Ruby Wilson, both of Center, Texas, Patricia Mathews of Lufkin, texas and Joann Bratchett of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Richard (Day) Phillips of Center, Texas and Charles Ray Phillips of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Oma Lee Kyle of Center; tow special friends, L.H. Hewitt and Bob Sturrock; nine grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Active pallbearers were Terry Buckley, Marcus Goodwin, Bogers “Tootie” Mathews, Brandon Stansberry, Kendrick Garrett, and Gerrad Teel.

Honorary pallbearers were Monchez Jackson, Ardie Phillips, Jamien Phillips, JaMichael Phillips, Derrick Brown, Lester Cartwright, Gerrad Teel, Brogers “Tootie” Mathews, Tony Wilson, Patrick Cartwright, Billy Early Cartwright, Jr.

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


Funeral Services for Mr. Johnnie Ray Netherly of Shelbyville, Texas (77), will be at East Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00pm with Rev. Curtis Archie officiating. Internment to follow at East Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Netherly died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Nacogdoches, Texas Medical Center.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mrs. Orstella Netherly of Shelbyville Texas

Son: Cedric Netherly of Shelbyville Texas

Sister: Ruby Neal Greer of Center, Texas

Brother: Lawrence Netherly of Center, Texas

Special Aunt: Ozelle Garrett

Services are under the directions of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


09/25/2012

Mr. Willie B. Woodards, 66 of Garrison, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born January 16, 1946.

Services for Mr. Woodards will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 1pm at Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with Rev. Billy Gardner to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Garrison.

He is survived by:

Wife: Dorothy Woodards of Garrison

Sons:
Willie B. Woodards, Jr and wife Ruthie of Nacogdoches, Texas
Vincent Woodards and wife Shelia of Nacogdoches
Patrick Woodards and wife Sonya of Garrison
Allexander Woodards and wife Brenda of Garrison

God-Daughter: Neva Bryant of Garrison

11 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Sisters:

Mary D. Williams of Nacogdoches
Paulette Thomas of Garrison
Annie Scourton of Garrison
Christine McDaniel of Garrison

Brothers:

Troy Woodards of Nacogdoches
Jimmy woodards of Lufkin

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


Mrs. Evelyn Keith, age 83, of Pineland, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 in Hemphill, Texas.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mrs. Keith was born April 23, 1929 in Cortland, New York to parents, Ivan Neal & Helen (Gallagher) Fuller who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by husband, Carlton Keith and Children, Kevin Keith, April Quiroz and Albert Keith.

She is survived by:

Children:
Ted Keith of Pineland
Sybil Upton & husband, Art of Pineland

Grandson:
Carlton Keith of Troy, Ohio

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


Choron Grimsley, 98, of the Short Community, Center, Texas, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Military Funeral Service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain W.T. Permenter officiating and military honors under the direction of Barksdale AirForce Base Honor Guards. No graveside service will follow; Burial will be at Short Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 starting at 2:00 p.m. until service time.

He was born February 17, 1914 in Center, Texas to Bruce and Littie (Hughes) Grimsley. He graduated from Center High School. He served in the United States Air Force during World War ll and retired as a Master Sergeant in Denver, Colorado after 24 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bruce and Littie (Hughes) Grimsley, Sisters; Gertie Grimsley and Ruby Peacock and Brother, Elvin Grimsley.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Bettye Grimsley of the Short Community, Center, Texas

Son & Daughter –in-law:
Gerald & Janet Grimsley of College Station

Brother:
Weldon Grimsley & wife, Irene of Winnsboro

Sister:
Melba Williams & husband, Buck of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In lieu flowers, family request donations can be made to the charity of your choice or Humane Society of the United States.

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


09/24/2012

Funeral service for Aubrey D. Gates will be held 2 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel, Logansport with Rev. Doyle English, Rev. Jerry Dale English, and Rev. Gene Arnold officiating. Burial will be in O E Price Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5 PM till 9 PM in the funeral home.

Mr. Gates passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. He was a native of Kenard, Tx. Mr. Gates was a retired machine operator from Exide Technology. He was a member of UAW Local 1532.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleet and Eva Alexander Gates; brothers, Tommy and Harold Gates; sister, Eunice Gates.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Joyce Claybrook Gates; sons Ronnie and friend Matt and Brad Gates and wife April; daughters, Vicki Fisher and husband Rodney, Becky Juarez and husband Ray, Susie McGee and husband Kevin; sister Joanie Arnold and husband Gene; brother Raymond Gates and wife Martha; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Those honored to be pallbearers will be Michael Binning, Greg Fisher, Stephen McGee, Hunter Gates, Kristopher Gates, Logan Gates, Chris Cohoon, Colby McGee, and David Ray

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Neal, Virgil Gates, Glenn Gates, Dewayne Gates, Shane Arnold, Clayton Clark, and Nathan Prudhomme.


Funeral service for Wallace Ray Stahl, Jr. will be held 1 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan King, Rev. Dean Register, and Rev. William Wash, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6 PM until 9 PM in Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel.

Mr. Stahl, 53, of Logansport, LA passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Mansfield, LA. He was a native of Logansport, LA. Mr. Stahl was a gas measurement technician for GMS Gas Measurement Services. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Ray Stahl, Sr.; Maternal grandparents, Buddy and Bessie Tyler; paternal grandmother, Edith Stahl; great-grandmother, Sybil Burkett.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dovie Sandifer Stahl; son, Brian Stahl; daughter, Angela Bonnett and husband Blaine; grandson, Noah Bonnett; mother, Norma Tyler Stahl Thomas; brothers, Wayne Stahl and Michael Stahl; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Those honored to be pallbearers will be Brett Register, Ernest Claybrook, Jr., Lynn Stevens, Ike Cummings, Michael Sandifer, and Rodney Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be James ’Sonny’ Register, Ernest Register, Johnny Hamon, and Billy Sandifer.


09/20/2012

Services for Mrs. Esther A. Fields will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 Highway 7 East, Center, TX 75935 with Reverend Gary Oglesby officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery on FM 414 in the Sardis Community. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Mama Fields went to join her Savior at age 95 on September 20, 2012, while at East Texas Hospice in Tyler, TX.

Esther Allen Cox Fields was born Jan. 8, 1917 in the Campti Community in Shelby County, TX. Her parents were Buddie A. Cox and Susie Sumner Cox.

She lived on the family farm and attended Campti Community schools. After marriage to Ralph A. Fields, Esther lived in Shelby County, TX, Humble, TX, East Columbia, TX, Orange, TX and then moved to Bullard, TX where she resided at Emerald Bay community. Over the years she was an active member of a number of churches and most recently at Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Grace Chapel Assembly of God in Tyler, and Community Church in Orange, TX.

While living in Orange, she was manager of a bakery for a number of years. Prior to that, she had a full time job as a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ralph A. Fields, her parents, Buddie and Susie Cox, and a brother, Fred E. Cox.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Ordean Williams, Emerald Bay; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jo Ann Fields, Bullard; 5 grandchildren, Deana Williams, Austin, John Fields and wife Heather, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Michele Adams and husband Kyle, Baytown, Susan Gunter and husband Tracy, Flint, James Fields and wife Cathy, Flower Mound; 8 great-grandchildren, Lauren Cox and husband Jared, Megan Adams, Trevor Gunter, Annaleah Fields, Courtney Gunter, Jake Fields, Jackson Fields, and Sam Fields; a sister, Lorene White, Humble; 2 sisters-in-law, Gaye Belrose, Center and Margie Hinton, Joaquin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Adams, John Fields, James Fields, Tracy Gunter, Trevor Gunter, Lonnie Belrose, Richard Hinton, and James White. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Bloodgood.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Providence Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Tyler and Hospice of East Texas for the excellent care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following: Sardis Cemetery Association, Attn: LaNell Rash, 6034 FM 414, Center, TX 75935; Hospice of E. Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701; or Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, TX 75840.

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


Franklin Ronald “Ronnie” Jackson, Sr., 69, of Joaquin passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Jackson Cemetery with John Sachs, his lifelong friend, officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, with burial at Jackson Cemetery.

He was born June 14, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to Julius and Joy (Hooper) Jackson. He graduated from Ruston High School in 1961, leaving graduation night to find a job offshore. Ronnie was an oil field professional, having worked in the business for 52 years, in 13 foreign countries and all over the United States.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius & Joy Jackson, grandparents, Ma & Pa Hooper and his little brother, Bruce Jackson.

He is survived by:
Wife, Barbara Hewitt Jackson of Joaquin

Son, Franklin Ronald “Ronny” Jackson, II, & wife, Angela of Joaquin

Daughter, Veressa Joy “V.J.” Jackson of Joaquin

2 granddaughters:
Jordan Alexandra Jackson of Nacogdoches
Victoria Alana “Tori” Jackson of Joaquin, who made his sun come up in the morning.

Sister: Julie Jackson & husband, Stan Merriman of Houston

Brother: Thomas Roland Jackson & wife, Wendy of Conroe

Nieces & Nephews: Theresa Walker, Michelle Walker, Karina Engert & husband, Warren, Anna Sides & husband, Terry, Joy Holland & husband, Craig Curley, Jolie Holland, Bill Jackson & wife, Lindsey, Arthur Lusby & partner, Stormie, David Hewitt & wife, Laurie, Becky Flechsig & husband, Seth and Abby Hewitt

Sister-in-law: Virginia Walker

Brother-in-law: Joe Hewitt & wife, Mickie

Sister-in-law: Susan Jackson

6 Great nieces and nephews

Uncle: Bud Hooper

Pallbearers: Ronny Jackson, Joe Hewitt, John Smelser, Gerald Hooper,
Spencer Hamilton, Hugh Daw, Jim Hooper, Wade Hooper and Joe Hooper
Honorary Pallbearers: Ruston High School Class of 1961

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


09/19/2012

Graveside service for Avalia “Boya” “Gopher” Roy, Jr., 70, of Tenaha, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM,
Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Roy Family Cemetery, 260 PR 105, Tenaha, TX.  Mr. Roy passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Born August 29, 1942, in Houston, Texas, Roy Avalia, Jr. was the son of the late Avalja Roy, Sr. and Mary Marie Hines Roy. Mr. Roy served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Okite Chemical Company while living in Houston. He and Carolyn McCleskey were married in December of 1984 and moved to Tenaha, TX, in 1985.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn of Tenaha; sons Joseph Charlie Roy and wife Stacy of Tenaha and Matthew John Roy of Nacogdoches; daughter Glenda Gail Kellogg and husband Jimmy of Conroe, TX; stepson James Edward Kedzieski and wife Kathy of Crosby, TX; stepdaughters Barbara Kedzieski of Tenaha, Cheryl Lynn Gilbert and husband Gregg of Katy, TX, and Billie Jean Barnaby of Houston; sisters Ella Pitre of Conroe, Ethel Dotson, of Conroe, and Julia Mae Wancho of New York. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 step great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Roy was preceded in death by brother Adam Roy and sisters Emma Nipper, Audrey Sellers, and Mary McArdle.

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


Robert Michael (Mike) Agnew, 50, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Huntsville while working. He was born November 17, 1961 in Carthage to John Robert Agnew and Judy Maye Baker Agnew. He was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Adam Braun, Steven Joe Watson, Christopher Pilgreen, Tom Watkins, John Willoughby and Sam Swint. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Baker, Anthony Bell and Charles Deardoff.

He is survived by
Parents: Robert & Judy Agnew of Tenaha

Wife: Molly Agnew of Tenaha

Children:
Ashley Kitten and husband, Cole of Austin
Adam Braun of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cameron Agnew of Carthage
Kelsey Braun of San Antonio
Jonathan Agnew of Tenaha
Kailey Agnew of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Christopher Abernathy of Carthage
Harper Almeida of Carthage

Sister: Shelly Swint and husband, Sam of Tenaha

Mother-in-law: Geni Wooley and husband, Scott of Sulpher, Louisiana

Brother-in-law: Tom Watkins and wife, Mena of Carthage

Brother-in-law: Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, Louisiana

Nieces and nephews:
Coper Watkins of Carthage
Brandy Eubank of Tenaha
Christopher Pilgreen of Tenaha
Savannah Cassell and husband, Clint of Tenaha
Elizabeth Willoughby of Tenaha

A number of aunts, uncles and other family

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Bradley Agnew
Grandparents: Johnnie & Omie Agnew
Grandparents: Ernest & Maudie Baker
Special Uncle: Kenneth Baker

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Agnew’s name to:
American Lung Association National Headquarters
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 785-3355
http://www.lung.org/donate

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


Lawana White, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born March 16, 1929 in Shelby County to Clayter Fulsom and Ethel Danley Fulsom. Ms. White was employed at a nursing home in San Augustine for over 18 years and was a member of White Rock Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 at White Rock Baptist Church in Center with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Wilburn, Daniel Murphree, Shay Williams, Ronnie Davis, Mike Kelly and John Best.

She is survived by
Daughter: Dianne Murphree of Kingwood

Grandchildren:
Pam White Williams and husband, Shay of San Benito
Daniel Murphree and wife, Chelsea of Austin
Shelby White of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchildren:
Tristan Williams of San Benito
Trinity Williams of San Benito
Levi Murphree of Austin

A host of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Clayter Fulsom and Ethel Danley Fulsom
Husband: Charles Alvis White
Son: Ricky White
Son-in-law: Michael B. Murphree

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


09/18/2012

Funeral services for Lupe Yates, 50, of Nacogdoches will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Ronnie Frankens, John Laird, and Sheriff Kent Henson officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Yates was born October 27, 1961 in Patterson, California, and died Monday, September 17, 2012 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She had resided in Nacogdoches for 17 years and had worked at the Angelina County Sheriff's Department for 26 years. Lupe greatly enjoyed cooking, talking and visiting with friends, and spoiling her kids.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Carroll Yates of Nacogdoches; son and daughter-in-law, John Laird and Sarah St. John of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Joni Laird and Danny Lilly of Nacogdoches; mother, Marcela (Garcia) Guzman of Raymondville; father, Jose B. Garcia of Weslaco; sister, Pat Garcia of Houston; brothers, Tony Garcia of Raymondville, Jose Garcia of New Caney and Tim Guzman of Raymondville; father of John and Joni, Wade Laird of Hudson; Angelina County Sheriff's Office family; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Cavazos; and mother-in-law, Barbara Yates.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Redd, Bryan Holley, Danny Anders, Mike Jones, Bart Riley and Dale Childress.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tammy Holley, JoVina Harris, Dana Vanya and Tamishea Shewmake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Crisis Center, 2401 Davisville Road, Lufkin, Texas 75901.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


Donald E. Storm Sr., 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at his residence.  He was born February 8, 1938 in Campus, Illinois to Martin Jence Storm and Mildred Holm Storm.  He served in the United States Army and was a member of Haslam Baptist Church in Haslam. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  A military honors graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

He is survived by
Wife: Marion Lavern Storm of Joaquin

Daughters:
Donell Storm Sutcliffe of Nacogdoches
Tracey Tanton of Evadale

Son: Donald E. “Butch” Storm Jr. of Center

Grandchildren:
Trey Morris
Jessica Morris
Katracey Tanton
Robert Storm
Matthew Storm

Sisters:
Rose Mehochko of Mazon, Illinois
Helen Glenn of Vila Rica, Georgia

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded by
Parents: Martin Jence Storm and Mildred Holm Storm
Daughter: Donna Jean Storm

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


Helen Marie Behrens, 78, of Montgomery, TX passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 in Conroe, TX. She was born August 25, 1934 to Chester “Doc” Hendrix and Eve Lou Hendrix. She was a loving, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Old Teneha Cemetery, in Tenaha, TX . Service entrusted to Mangum Funeral Home of Center, TX.

Preceded in death by:

Husband: Horace “Cotton” Behrens
Parents: Doc and Eve Lou Hendrix
Siblings: James and Jamie Hendrix
And Niece: Nancy Mitchell

Survived by:

Sister and Brother in law
Dorothy and Doug Marberry

Children
Bubba and Joy Rankin
Allen Paul Behrens
Donna and Rocky Magnusson
Cecil and Cathy Behrens
Chester and Darlene Behrens

11 Grandchildren
15 Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends


Carolyn May Wells went home to be with her Lord and Savior on her birthday, September 12, 2012 at the age of 58 at Ridgecrest Center in Waco. Carolyn was born on September 12, 1954 to Zan and Audie Sims May of Joaquin, TX. In September 1972, she married the love of her life, Marvin Prentice “Buddy” Wells, Jr. Their first born, Michael Jeremy Wells, was born in January 1977. They were very proud of their boys and were often at scout meetings, soccer games and other school activities supporting and cheering them on. Carolyn loved and supported her sons very much until her last breath. She was an avid Texas A&M fan, Marty’s alma mater, and a Dallas Cowboys fan. She was a successful realtor and retired from Pitney and Bowes later in life due to her illness of Multiple Sclerosis.

Graveside services will be Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at O.E. Memorial Park in Logansport, LA.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Marty Wells of Houston and Jeremy Wells of Odessa; three granddaughters: Aubrey, Ashton, and Samantha Wells; Brothers: Don May and wife Mary of Joaquin, Sammy May and wife Martha of Center, Roy May of Gladewater; Sisters: Bobbie Pruitt and husband Ron of Magnolia, Reeta Ann Frieze and husband Bob of Elko, NV; Sister-in-laws, Kay May and Sheryl Hopson; Brother-in-law Calvin Seago of Shreveport, LA, and many special nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband Buddy Wells parents Zan and Audie Sims May, brothers: Asa, Ray, and Jimmy May, sisters: Billie Jean Lawhorn and Ruby Seago.

The family would like to thank Ridgecrest Retirement Center and Dr. Kreis for the care provided to “Aunt Carolyn” since 2008. Brandi, Jessica, Stacey, and Judy of Bluebonnet Hospice were a tremendous support to her during her last days. Special thanks to Lori and The Boy. Lori was not only her caregiver but her friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral services are under the direction of Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Waco, Texas.


09/15/2012

Jimmye Elaine Watkins Wallace, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 in Carthage. She was born June 18, 1932 in Camp Switch to Jim Ross Watkins and Evelyn Gertrude Bell Watkins. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Church of Christ in Tenaha. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andrew King officiating.  Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Beau Donaldson, Jerry Pate, Steve Thompson, Caleb Wright, Buster Masters and Verbon Pate. Honorary pallbearers will be Olin Oliver, Ronnie Emannis, Freddy Moody and Bill Haley.

She is survived by
Husband: Joe Neil Wallace of Joaquin

Daughters:
Elaine Carol Hall Looney and husband, Gary of Lufkin
Nancy Evelyn Hall Keeling and husband, Gordon of DeBerry

Six Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Many special friends

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Jim Ross Watkins and Evelyn Bell Watkins
Half-sister: Betty Jo Cougar

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


09/14/2012

Mr. Eddie Ray Noble, 57, services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11am at St. Luke Baptist Church, Logansport, LA with interment to follow at Old Zion B.C. Grand Cane, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held Friday September 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8m at St. Luke Baptist Church Logansport, LA.

Services intrusted to Purvis Funeral Home Mansfield, Louisiana.


09/13/2012

Jamie Kyle Hope, 33, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Carthage. She was born January 15, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Jim Kyle and Shawna Smith Kyle. She was a member of Word of Life Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A private graveside service will be held at a later time.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sydney Swilley of Elyseian Fields

Mother: Shawna Kyle of Stonewall, Louisiana

Brothers:
Karl Kyle of Houston
Ron DeChamplain and wife, Sylvie of Madera, California
Robert DeChamplain of Deadwood
Rodney DeChamplain and wife, Debbie of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sister: April Kyle-Hankins of Joaquin

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jim Kyle
Maternal Grandparents: Bascom and Ailleen Smith
Paternal Grandparents: Dewey Van and Clydelle Kyle

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


09/12/2012

Sandra Sanders Bradshaw, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2012. Visitation will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 14 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at Christ United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Private interment will be held at the Memorial Cemetery of College Station.

Sandra was a native of Center, Texas where she was a brilliant and beautiful child. In her high school years she was in the band and also performed as a twirler and would have been valedictorian of her class were it not for the fact she graduated in 3 years instead of 4.

Sandra and her husband, Jerry Bradshaw, were high school sweethearts. They began dating when Sandra was 14 and Jerry was 16. Separated by College, with Jerry at Texas A&M and Sandra at the University of Texas, Sandra left college to marry Jerry at the age of 18. The two of them had a long and happy marriage. Sandra was a stay-at-home mother and supported Jerry through 30 moves to advance his career. They were blessed with two children and would have been married 54 years in November.

Sandra loved to travel, and she and Jerry traveled to almost every country in Europe, visited Asia, Africa, and South America. Sandra loved going on cruises and they enjoyed many, many cruises together, including numerous Caribbean plus Alaskan, Baltic, Panama Canal, Nile River, across the Atlantic and Mediterranean cruises. She was also wonderful cook and passed along her culinary skills to her daughter.

Sandra was a founding and charter member of Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, volunteering for A&M United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Barnette Sanders and Irene Creech Sanders, Jerry’s parents, Marvin and Beatrice Bradshaw, half-brother Leon Sanders, and son Michael Allen Bradshaw.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bradshaw; daughter, Carol Roach and husband Art Roach of College Station; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Baker and wife Jessie Baker, Katherine Osburn, Benjamin Bradshaw, Alexis Roach, and Alyssa Roach; and great grandson, Joshua (Duke) Baker, Jr. all of College Station; half-sister, Hazel Andre of New Iberia, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Jean Bradshaw of New London, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandra was a direct descendant of her great-great grandfather, John Sanders, who was a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto.

The family wishes to thank the angels-of-mercy of Hospice Brazos Valley, the wonderful doctors, staff, and nurses at St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph ER in south College Station. We would also like to thank her surgeon, Dr. Alford, and Sandra’s long-time internist, Dr. Tseng.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Christian Collage Sunday School class at Christ United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Hospice Brazos Valley, or St. Joseph Hospital.


09/11/2012

Timothy Eugene Holt, 65, son of Leo and Helen Holt of Toledo, OH passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas on September 4, 2012. Tim and his wife Janet moved to Denton to be near their daughters and grandchildren after his retirement from Country Select in Belzoni, MS. Tim attended Ohio State University before proudly serving his country in Viet Nam as an Army Buck Sergeant E-5 in the 9th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 47 Infantry Bravo Company. After serving his country, he was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Because they enjoyed the Texas climate, Tim and his wife Janet LaJeunesse, whom he married August 30, 1969 in Toledo, OH, decided to make it home. Soon after, Tim and Janet moved to Houston, Texas where he worked for Gulf Oil. They were blessed with two daughters, Darcy and Amanda. Next, they made their way to East Texas where Tim was employed by Center Tire Company, then Tyson Foods.

Tim is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Helen Holt and sister, Catherine Baird. He is survived by his wife, Janet, daughters, Darcy Henry and Amanda Shelton, son-in law Andrew Shelton, grandchildren Blake, Mallory, Abbie, Gus, and Drew, sister Leona Blakemore of Sunbury, OH, nieces, nephews, cousins and much loved family and friends.

A visitation and Rosary will be held September 13, 2012 at DeBerry Funeral Directors, 2025 West University Dr., Denton, TX 76201 from 6:00-8:00 and Funeral services will follow Friday, September 14, 2012 with a memorial tribute starting at 10:30 and the Mass starting 11:00 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae, Denton, TX 76207. Attendees may then travel to the Dallas National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 for his military burial rite at 1:30. Memorial reception will be held following burial service at Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, TX 76208.

Online condolences and tributes can be made at www.deberryfuneraldirectors.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association at https://donations.diabetes.org or the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org


09/10/2012

Danny Akridge, 54, of Center, passed away September 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1958 in Center to Luther Akridge and Edna Adkison Akridge. He served in the United States Air Force and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Barry Rankin officiating.

He is survived by

Sisters:
Carolyn Fenley and husband, Dub of Center
Susan Toomer and husband, Jimmy of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Billy Akridge and wife, Jan of Center
Gene Akridge and wife, Zandra of Nacogdoches

Stepmother: Ruth Fountain Akridge of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:

Parents: Luther Akridge and Edna Adkison Akridge
Sister: Joyce Chandler
Brothers: Jimbo Akridge and Benny Joe Akridge

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


Fairy Graves, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1923 in Shelby County to Luther Ross Graves and Lucille “Lue” (Emanis) Graves.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Luther and Lue Graves, Brothers, Lairy Graves & Ross Graves, Jr, Sisters, Iva Dale Eddins, Willie May Fincher, Lucy Hutto & Annie Ruth Sherman, Half-Brother, Mahon Graves and Half-Sisters, Katie Bell Moore and Vader Emanis, Sisters-in-law, Frances Graves & Juanita Spears & Brother-in-law, Carroll Dale Mills.

He is survived by:
Wife: Geneva Graves of Center

Son: Fairy Michael Graves & wife, Lori of Dallas

Daughter: Vickie Patricia Orsak of Longview

Grandchildren:
Jason Michael Orsak
Kelli Nicole Orsak Sanford
Alexandra Lee Graves
Forrest Michael Graves

Great Grandchildren:
Kristin Nicole Orsak
Madelyn Grace Sanford

Sister-in-law: Faye Graves of Center

Brother-in-law: James Ray Mills & wife, Ann of Wichita Falls

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Pallbearers:
Jason Orsak, Forrest Graves, Tony Graves,
Kirk Sanford, Ronnie Graves & Randy Graves
Honorary Pallbearers:
Tyrone Garrett & Steven Fults

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


09/09/2012

Tal Turner, a long-time Clute business man, went to be with his Lord on September 6, 2012 at a Houston Hospital. He was born February 4, 1936 on the family farm at Center, Texas to Floyd and Virgie Turner. He came to Clute as a teenager. Met the love of his life, Lois Stoker, and married September 2, 1955. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

Tal is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, daughters Lisa Turner Keohane of Clute and Lana Turner White and Rick White of Washington; grandchildren: James Chorn and wife Melissa (both in U.S. Air Force), Chelsea White (U.S. Navy), Samantha Rice and husband Jeremy (U.S. Army), Carey White (U.S. National Guard), and Christian White of Washington; great grandchildren: Natalie Rice, Brennan Rice and soon to be a great granddaughter Autumn Larue Chorn; sisters Flo Wilburn of Center, TX and Belle Turner of Gainsville, FL; brother Lynn Turner of Center, TX and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Dennis Turner and Henry Turner and nephew David Turner.

Tal and his partner, Don Bruce, opened Central Auto Parts in 1962. After a few years, Don pursued other interest and left the business. Tal and his wife continued to operate the store for 42 years; closing in 2004 due to health problems. Tal Turner, "Mr. Central Auto Parts" to many, was a hard working, Christian man who demonstrated it by not just saying it, but by living his life that way. He was loved by many and will surely be missed.

Services will be held at Stroud Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Visitation will be at Stroud Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 till service time.

Graveside services will be held at Sand Hill Cemetery in Center, Texas on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Memorial online condolences may be sent to www.stroudfuneralhome.com


09/06/2012

Eddie Miller, 74, passed from this life on the morning of September 6th following a courageous five-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on November 2, 1937 in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Joaquin High School in 1956, Eddie proudly served in the Army while stationed in New Jersey. He moved back to Joaquin following his service, and in 1959, he met the love of his life, Jeanne Caroline Parrish. They were married on April 9th, 1960 and after 52 years, were still deeply in love. They were blessed with three sons whom Eddie loved deeply. He retired from Chevron in 1999 and later contracted with British Petroleum until 2009. He served on the Joaquin I.S.D. school board for nine years and was president for several years.

Everyone who knew Eddie remembers the sparkle in his eyes and the smile on his face. He will be missed for many things, among them his sense of humor and ready laughter, his ability to live every day to the fullest, and his pride in and love for his family, his friends, and his God. He was a member of Jackson Baptist Church where he served as song leader for many years. He loved singing for his church family and particularly enjoyed having the youth participate in his song service.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Larry Miller and wife Edie of Center TX, son, Dr. Jason Miller and wife Donnette of Frisco TX, son, Dr. Kevin Miller and wife Dr. Mary Ana Miller of Austin TX; grandchildren, Ryan Miller and wife Kristen, Parrish Miller, AnaLynn Miller, Slade Miller, Jennafer Farnham and husband Chris, and Mandy Wead; and great granddaughter, Presley Miller. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela Caroline Miller, and his parents, Doyle and Ida Miller.

Eddie's family would like to thank Austin Hospice and Christopher House for their help and support during his final days.

Pallbearers will be Bill Irish, Harold Irish, Wayne Swan, Chris Farnham, Ryan Miller, and Parrish Miller. Honorary Pallbearers are the Joaquin High School class of 1956, members of Jackson Baptist Church, Doug Smith and Ernest Claybrook.

Visitation will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8th from 6 to 8 pm. A service celebrating Eddie's life will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9th at 4 pm. Brother David Long and Brother Luke Garrett will be officiating the ceremony. Graveside service will follow at Ramah Cemetery.

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


Shelton Keith Bryant, 44, of Missouri City, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 4,2012 at his residence in Missouri City, Texas. He was born August 22, 1968 to Maggie Mae Bryant (Edwards) and the late Rudolph Bryant in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm Friday September 7, 2012 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Services will be on Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Triumph First Pentecostal Church, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Zephaniah Swindle officiating.

Shelton is preceded in death by his father Rudolph Bryant and his grandparents.

Shelton is survived by:

Mother, Maggie Bryant of Missouri City, Texas

Brother, Kelvin Bryant & Wife Zena of Georgetown, Texas

Niece, Jazzmyn Olivia Bryant of Houston Texas

Nephews, Kelvin Bryant II of Georgetown, Texas; Dominic Keeling of Georgetown, Texas; Barrington Keith Bryant

Special Cousin, Claudia Robinson (Danny Boo) of Logansport, La

A host of aunts and uncles.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home Center, Texas.


09/06/2012

Willie James Grisby, Jr., 57 of Center, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his residence in Center, Texas. He was born September 14, 1954 in Houston to Willie C. Grisby and Cornelious Butler Grisby.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10am at Community Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Kristen Cartwright of Houston, Texas

Brothers:
Eric Grisby of Center
Michael Charles Grisby of Houston

Aunt:
Cora Bell Williams of Shelbyville

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


09/04/2012

Mae Alice (Parrish) Burns, 81, of Houston, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 21, 1930 in Shelby County to Herman and Hazel (Pickard) Parrish and she grew up in Tenaha. Mae graduated Magna Cum Laude with high honors from the University of Houston.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Herman and Hazel Parrish, Husband, John Wilson Burns and Brother, Buford Parrish.

She is survived by:

2 Children:
Margie Burns of Cheverly, Maryland
John E. Burns of Houston

Grandson:
Edmund Burns Townsend of Baltimore, Maryland

2 Sisters:
Merrill Stearns & husband, Charles of Albuquerque, NM
Jeanne Miller & husband, Eddie of Joaquin

Several Nieces & Nephews

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


Delbert Gene Clepper, 77, of Timpson, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 in Garrison. He was born on November 15, 1934 in Waller, Texas the son of Morris Clepper and Velma Peterson Clepper. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. John Richerson.

He is survived by his wife Pat Clepper of Timpson; Sons: Edward Gene “Little Gene” Clepper of Timpson and Doye Cantrell and his wife Robin of Timpson; Sisters: Bobbie Lee and Bonnie; and by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Velma Clepper, his son, Stacy Clepper, grandson, Derek Clepper and by his brother Butch Clepper. Pallbearers will include: Allen Ross, Justin Richerson, Richard Hattaway, Robert Staudt, Gordon Bass and Bob Bass. Honorary pallbearers will include: Chase Clepper, Joshua Clepper and Layne Cantrell. The family of Mr. Clepper is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


09/01/2012

Edward Wayne Wright, 58, of Center passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Center. He was born August 19, 1953 in Center to Luther Wayne Wright and Constance J. Mannino Wright. Mr. Wright was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Clever Creek Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating.

Survivors include:
Sons;
Dustin Wayne Wright of Lumberton
Austin Wright of Lumberton

Mother of his children, Shelly Wright of Lumberton

Mother, Constance J. Lanclos of Fannett

Sisters;
Elaine Creech and husband Jerry of Port Arthur
Ellen Ankenbrand and husband Adolf of Portugal
Earline Wright of Nederland
Elizabeth Wilson and husband Gary of Little Cypress

Aunt, Millie Warr and husband Oren of Center

Uncle, Brian Williams of Center

Cousin, Ronnie Clark and wife Norma of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by;
Father, Luther Wayne “Scotty” Wright
Stepfather, Daniel Lanclos

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


Judge Jack Pierce, 84, longtime district judge in the East Texas area, died Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Pierce was born to Hershel and Mary Louise Pierce in 1928 in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas, in a house that was converted from the old city jail. He used to like to say that he was the only state judge born in a jail.

Governor John Connally appointed Jack Pierce to the 145th judicial court in 1963. He was one of the youngest state judges at that time. Upon his retirement in 2001, he was the longest sitting judge in the state of Texas.

Jack and Willene Pierce married in 1958. As one friend said, "You didn't think of Jack without thinking of Willene, or think of Willene without thinking about Jack." Their home on Raguet Street with its bright red azaleas was the venue for many community events until Mrs. Pierce's illness and death.

They had two daughters, Mary Elizabeth McWilliams and Rosemary Pierce. They raised Willene's younger sisters, Lynette Pierce and Lori Martin, as their own daughters.

In 2005, Jack Pierce married Sue Newman. "Momma Sue" was a devoted mate who sacrificed her own retirement to make the final years of his life worth living. Her children, Gary Wright and Tinina Westbrook, also became part of his extended family.

Visitation will be at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse on Friday, September 7, 2012, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the 145th District Courtroom.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at First Baptist Church, located at 411 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

08/30/2012

Mary Jo Adams, 84 of Garrison, passed away August 28, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born September 11, 1927 in Electra, Texas to Glover C. Lewis and Delia West Lewis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:30am to 11am at the First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 11am. Bro. John McGuire will officiate. Interment will follwo at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by husband, Earnest Wade Adams of Garrison

Son, Ronnie Blakley of Montogomery, Texas

Daughter-In-Law, Kay Blakley of Montogomery, Texas

Daughters:
Angela Jo Brill of Houston, Texas
Cynthia Ann Puckett and husband Mike of Eden, North Carolina

8 granchildren and 12 great grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends

Pallbearers: Mike Puckett, Dale Miller, Richard Knowles, Wade Brill and Owen Roack

Preceded in death by son, Timothy Wade Adams, both parents, 8 sisters, 1 brother, first husband, Willaim Blakley.

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Danny Eugene Brooks, 57, of Carthage, passed away August 29, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 23, 1954 in Carthage, Texas to Eugene Brooks and Velda Jean Ramsey Brooks. Mr. Brooks was employed in the oil industry for over thirty years and also worked in the restaurant business in both Carthage and Center for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, barbequing, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Brooks, Chris Harkness, Johnny Ramsey, Terry Ramsey, Brandon Gray, Robert Barton, Mike Ramsey and Ronny Ramsey.

He is survived by
Sister: Shirley Harkness and husband, Wayne of Center

Brother: Paul Brooks and wife, Becky of Logansport, Louisiana

Niece: Kelli Gray and husband, Brandon of Center

Nephews:
Chris Harkness of Lufkin
Kelly Brooks and wife, Crystal of Joaquin

Aunts:
Nelwyn Head of Center
Dorothy Ramsey of Carthage

Special dog: Petey

A number of great nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Eugene Brooks and Velda Jean Ramsey Brooks

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


Irene Davis, 92, of Joaquin, passed away, Wednesday August 29, 2012 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Pastor, Robert Anderson and Pastor, Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 23, 1920 to Dewey B. and Ellen (Ward) Jimmerson. She was member of the Truitt Chapel Baptist Church for many years and was currently a member of the Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning & taking care of family.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dewey and Ellen Jimmerson, Husband, John E. Davis, Daughter, Betty Davis, Daughter & Son-in-law, Barbara & Albert Cook, Brother, Irron Jimmerson and Sisters, Julia Jimmerson, Lila Schuartz & Nina Lindsey.

She is survived by:

Son:
Bill Davis & wife, Joan of Joaquin

Daughter:
Carolyn McGehee & Michael Anderson of Joaquin

Son:
Kenneth Davis & wife, Susie of Joaquin

Grandchildren: Debbie Chance & husband, Michael, Dona Hopson, David Davis, Dawn Grimsley & husband, Michael, Tony Mattingly & wife, Carla, Billy Mattingly & wife, Tina, Urana Sidler & husband, Jim, Gordon Mattingly & wife Crystal, James Cook, John Cook & wife, Angie, D’Ann Anderson & husband, Robert; Jerry Cook & wife, Annette, Ronnie Davis, Stacy O’Rear & husband, Larry, Eric Davis & wife, Jessica, Kristy Peterson & husband Terrence, Rase Davis & wife, Kim, Rhyne Davis, & Hannah Davis

Numerous Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Sister:
Esther Burt & husband, Larry

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Friend and Caregiver:
Jean Richard Armstrong

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


John Quincy Adams, Sr. 78, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Minister, Jimmy Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1933 in Shelby County to James and Addie (Cox) Adams.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James and Addie (Cox) Adams, wife, Ruby Adams and Infant Son, James Randall Adams.

He is survived by:

2 Children:
John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife, Monica of Houston
Tammie Soto of Houston

6 Grandchildren:
John Randall Adams
Monica Gonzalez & husband, Ruben
Ruby Morales & husband, Raymond
Cassandra Rea
Eva Soto
Emily Mireles

5 Great Grandchildren:
R.J., Alina, Ivan & Abraham Gonzalez
Isaac Morales

Brothers & Sisters:
Ruby Ard of Fred
Tommy Adams & wife, Caroline of Spurger
Billy Adams of Houston
Sherli Wilson & husband, Sam of Houston
Jerry Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-law:
James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Berniece of Bronson
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
John Adams, Jr., James “Shorty” Cunningham, Clyde Cunningham, Ruben Gonzalez, R.J. Gonzalez, Raymond Morales, Fidel Torres, and Jimmy Cunningham

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


08/29/2012

Richard Glenn “Ric” Lee, 48, of Center, passed away August 28, 2012 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was born December 11, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Bobby Lee and Carolyn Sue Smith. Mr. Lee was a local business owner of Major Audio for twenty-two years and was also involved in coaching Little League Baseball in Center. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, driving his John Deere Tractor and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Lee was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Morris Bell, Chris Byrnes, Jason Watlington, Howard Kline, Jim Sawyer, John Price, Jeff Samford and Jeremy Lansford. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Lee, Tom Hairgrove, Mark Lansford and Neal Stevenson.

He is survived by
Wife: Melissa Chapman Lee of Center

Daughter: Victoria Lee of Center

Son: Harrison Lee of Center

Mother: Sue Smith of Center

Sister: Lynda Hernandez of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Mother-in-law: Sue Chapman of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Jackolyn Stacy
Carmelo, Carolyn, Litta, Carlos and Carmon Hernandez
Steven, Krista and Chris Chapman

Preceded in death by
Infant son: Richard Grayson Lee
Father: Bobby Lee
Grandparents: H.L. & Opal Smith and Leon & Annie Lee

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
First United Methodist Church Prayer Cross Ministry
211 Porter Street
Center, Texas 75935

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


Surrounded by her family, Kathy Glyn Hann Phillips died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Kathy, suffering from early onset Alzheimer's, resided at Isle of Watercrest in Mansfield at the time of her death.

Memorial services will be held later at Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Alzheimer's Association.

Kathy was born in Center on Oct. 15, 1949, to Warren "Buddy" and Nelwyn Carriker Hann. She was an honor graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La. Kathy graduated in 1972 from the University of Louisiana in Monroe with a bachelor's degree in pharmacology. After graduation, Kathy worked as a pharmacist for over 35 years in Louisiana, California and Texas. Kathy was married to Sherman "Rip" Phillips from 1973 to 1998. She worked for almost 20 years at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock before retiring in 2007. Kathy dearly loved animals and for many years. When not at work, she volunteered at South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lubbock. Kathy was an outdoor enthusiast and especially enjoyed tennis, cycling and golf.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to thank all the very special people with Envoy Hospice and Comfort Keepers for the excellent care and love they provided for Kathy. Your support and compassion were a blessing for Kathy and her family.

She is survived:

Brother: Kim Hann of Forest Hill

Aunt: Cynthia Carriker Williams and husband, Sonny, of Mansfield

Cousins:
Lori Tipton of Denton, Kirby Williams and wife, Julie, of Flower Mound, Warren Ward of San Antonio and Ronnie Ward of Iraan; and dear friend, Connie Lawrence of Lubbock.


George Daniel (Dan) Parker passed away in Bryan, Texas on August 28, 2012. He was 96. Dan lived in Shelby County for the first 89 years of his life, a place he always considered home. He was born on May 5, 1916 to Duke and Ila Parker. He was the second of five children. During his lifetime, Dan was a farmer, rancher, lumberman and mail carrier. He began his mail route after he retired from his other work, but he often said that delivering the mail to his rural friends was his favorite and most enjoyable job.

Dan was preceded in death by Virginia, his wife of 61 years; his daughter, Jane Ellen Jones; his parents; his stepmother Persis; brothers Guy and Roy; and sister Raye Davis.

Dan is survived by son Danny and his wife, Cindi of Bryan; son John (Bubba) and his wife Theresa of Corsicana; grandsons Seth Parker, Marlin Jones, Kevin Jones, Jason Parker, Scott Parker and Eric Parker; sister Betty Robertson; and three great-grand children Collin, Ryan and Camille.

Dan is returning home to Shelby County and will be buried next to Virginia in Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

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


08/27/2012

Robert Leon Hutchison, 83, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

He was born on April 12, 1929, in Niles, Michigan, to parents Walter and Effie Coats Hutchison.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Friends are invited to a visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Doretha Chandler, 70, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Martinsville Cemetery, located on FM 95 in the Martinsville community.

Friends are invited to a visitation Monday, August 27, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


08/24/2012

Eugene Lee Nance, 77, went home to be with the lord after a long illness on August 24, 2012. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Nance was born on July 25, 1934, in Dayton, Texas, to Elbie and Andrew T. Nance. Eugene could accomplish anything he set his mind to do.

Mr. Nance attended the University of Texas and was employed by US Steel American Bridge Division for 30 years. He was over a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge Madison 126. He was a grand deputy and past monarch of Ibis Grotto. Preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Andrew D. Nance, and sister in law Andrea Nance.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Wynona Nance; daughter Jennifer Osborne and husband Kim, son John Nance, and son Eugene Nance II and wife Starla.

Granddaughters Angela, Jessica, and Ericka; grandsons John II, Tyler, and Logan; great grandaughters Alice and Elizabeth; great grandsons Kolton and Tyler. Sister Patsy Phillips, husband Robert Phillips in addition to several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A grave side service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Strong Cemetery, FM 139 Shelbyville, TX 75973.

In the care of Watson Funeral Home 1554 State Hwy 7E. Center, Texas 75935.

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

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto him, Lord we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the father, but by me.
St. John 14:1-6

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


08/22/2012

Funeral services for Myrtle Boren, age 94, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00pm Friday 24, 2012 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Ellis and Bro. Bob Scott officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Carthage. Mrs. Boren passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Carthage.

Born March 18, 1918 in Oklahoma, Myrtle Maude Brazzeal was the daughter of Essie Ellen Waits and Wilbur Louis Brazzeal. Mrs. Boren moved to Carthage as a young girl with her family. She met Thomas Eugene Boren in 1933 and they were married on December 16th of that year. Together they shared 54 wonderful years of marriage until his death on May 13, 1987.

Myrtle was devoted to her family and her church, First Freewill Baptist, where she had been a member for many years. She was an amazing cook and nothing made her happier than to have a houseful of family over for a meal that she had gone to great lengths to plan and prepare. She retired from Panola General Hospital in 1984 with 12 years of service over the cafeteria. Many times through the years since her retirement, “Mrs. Myrtle”, as she was known to many, would run into those that had worked at the hospital during her tenure and the most common comment to her would be – “We sure miss your apple dumplings and your pies”. As her face lit up with pride, she would reply – “I’d be more than glad to make you some”. In her later years this love of cooking kept her busy baking pies and cakes for many throughout the county. Although she wouldn’t say she had a specialty, the most common request was her Sweet Potato Pie. It was not unusual to stop by to visit and find 5 or 6 pies lining her kitchen bar and then find yourself leaving with one of them because as she always put it – “I’ve always got an extra one or two because I never know when one of the kids might stop by”. “Mama Mryt”, as she was known to her family and many others, loved the times that her grandchildren, great grandchildren and several other children that she considered her own spent with her. Whether it be playing a game of checkers, reading a book or standing on the front porch with a smile waiting for them to get off the school bus; rest assured that her arms and her heart were always open for them and they could always count on her having them a snack.

Mrs. Boren is survived by Billie Jean Pugh and husband Max of Beaumont, Texas, Virginia Ellis and husband Ray, Albert Boren and wife Alice, Wesley Boren and wife Martha all of Carthage, Texas; sisters, Bertha Mathis and Gladys Davidson of Marshall, Texas and Violet Hale and Joy Tucker of Oklahoma. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren along with a host of nieces & nephews. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Brazzeal during WWII.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Clayborn J. Humphreys, 96 of Garrison, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. He was born September 27, 1915 in Garrison to Thomas Humphreys and Cora Lee Barrington Humphreys. He was retired and of the Baptist faith.

Visitation was held Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10am at Cold Spring Cemetery.

He is survived by sisters:

Ruby Lou Yarbrough of Garrison, Texas
Marjorie Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Humphreys was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


08/20/2012

Ann Lowe, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 20, 1932 in Shelby County to Donnie R. Keith and Loretta Ward Keith. Ms. Lowe was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn, Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Rushing Lambert, Bubba Walters, Charlie Carroll, Danny McFadden, Gene Gray and Wade Alvis. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Martin, Earl Delaney, Rickey McFadden, David Keith, Jack Keith, Tom Keith, Junior Ward, Charles Ronald Townes and Zachary Sharp.

She is survived by
Daughter: Geraldine Bridges and special friend and companion, A G Elliott of Joaquin

Son: Carroll Ray Miller and wife, Ruth of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Janice Danella Johnson of Joaquin and fiancé, Kevin Hughes of Center
John Paul Sledge and wife, Danyel of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Michelle Johnson of Joaquin
Marissa Anne Johnson of Joaquin
Zoe Ray Sledge of Joaquin
Zachary Sharp of Joaquin
Wade Alvis of Joaquin
Kaleb Hughes of Beckville

Uncle: Junior Ward of Timpson

Her spoiled dog: JR

Special Friends:
Toni Rushing, Joann Martin, Lula Bell Delaney, Kathy Dickerson, Lessie and Rosie

A number of cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Donnie R. Keith and Loretta Ward Keith
Husband: Shorty Lowe
Father of her children: Calvin Reed Miller

A special thanks to Green Acres Nursing Home and HeartsWay Hospice for the kindness and care given to Ms. Lowe.

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


08/19/2012

Alton Rex Beckworth, 69, of Little Rock, AR, passed away August 18, 2012, in Little Rock, AR. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Wednesday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born September 4, 1942, in Panola County, Texas, Alton Rex Beckworth was the son of the late Marcus Willis and Lula Mae (Plemons) Beckworth. He worked most of his life as a machinist in the oil field industry.

Survivors include his wife Jannett Estes Beckworth of Little Rock; son Danny Lee Beckworth; daughters: Wanda Beckworth, Tina Marie Johnson, and Angela Renee’ Salters; stepdaughter Teresa Annette Patzold; brother Eldon Keith Beckworth; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangments.


08/18/2012

Louise B. Hooper, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born May 20, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Louise Beatrice Hooper was the daughter of the late Sam and Mabel (Scopel) Camazzola. She and Gene Hooper were married in November, 1951, and were blessed with 41 years together until his death on March 10, 1993. Louise was a talented seamstress, making dresses for many of the ladies in Timpson. She also was a wonderful cook and retired from the Timpson High School cafeteria after 20 years of providing meals for the students of Timpson. Louise was a member of First Christian Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Sam Hooper of Nacogdoches; daughter Frances Ramsey of Longview, TX; 3 grandchildren: Zack Hooper and wife Sarah, Christi Ransom and husband Jeff, and Ben Ramsey; 6 great grandchildren: Hayden, Haylie, Halle, Cameron, Dylan, and Devin; brother Joe Camazzola and wife Linda; and sisters Helen Cole, Lona Cole and husband Frank, and Neta Marie Henry and husband Donald.

In addition to her parents, Louise Hooper was preceded in death by husband Gene Hooper, brother Pete Camazzola, and sister Gena Murphy.

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


Jacqueline Porter, 47, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Houston. She was born September 15, 1964 in Okinawa, Japan to Joseph and Tamiko Gonzales.

Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: Rodney Broadway of Center

Sons:
Frank Ryan Porter of California
Randy Broadway of Center

Daughter: Marissa Lewis and husband, Jason of Salisbury, Maryland

Granddaughter: Lucy Lewis

Father: Joseph Gonzales of California

Brother: Robert Raul Gonzales of California

Sister: Gracie Gonzales of California

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

She was preceded in death by her grandmother.

Services under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


08/17/2012

Charles "Chuck" Harmon, a 1972 Center High School graduate, passed away suddenly and will be missed by his family friends and loved ones.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 30 years Candace "Candi", his sons Logan (Kayla) and Larry (Glenna), and daughter Lauren, and granddaughter Liberty.

A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 Portland Avenue, East, Tacoma, (253-591-5391) on Sunday August 19, 2012 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

 


A memorial service for Mrs. Lisa Sepaugh, age 57, of the Deadwood Community in Panola County, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. A reception will follow at the Sepaugh’s home. Mrs. Sepaugh passed away on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, 2012, at her home in Deadwood.

Lisa Ann Sherrer Sepaugh was born on March 9, 1955, in Houston, TX to Edward Austin and Patricia Ann Yenny Sherrer. She graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and then attended the St. Thomas University where she earned a Fine Arts Degree in Music. She loved music, people, and was very knowledgeable in the area of medical science. Lisa was a professional musician, working as a music teacher most of her life and was a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity where she served as past president. She also worked for a period of time as a C.N.A. at nursing homes and as a loan processor for the First National Bank and Citizens Bank in Carthage for many years. She was very involved in Girl Scouts, serving as a Troup Leader and Service Unit Secretary for many years. Lisa was a past secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #353. She married Charles Stanley Sepaugh on Sept. 12, 1986, in Houston and together they moved to Deadwood in 1995. Lisa was a member of the Deadwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Ronald Paul Cady, Sr. who passed away on Sept. 5, 1975.

Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Stan Sepaugh; one daughter, Winter Sepaugh; one son, Ronald Paul Cady, Jr.; grandchildren, Ethan, Trinity, Jerrod, William, Lily, and Lilah; step-children, Rhiannon R. Stepherson and Clint Sepaugh and wife Carrie; surrogate children, Brandon & Sharon McDaniel; surrogate grandchildren, Katelyn, Kristina, & Alyson; mother-in-law, Lois Anders Riggins; and sister-in-law, Debbie Sellars and husband Charlie.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Sammy Brown Library, 522 W. College St., Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Funeral services for Mr. S. J. Wells, age 75, of the Antioch Community of Panola County, TX, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rodger Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, TX. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Wells passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home.

S. J. Wells was born on May 19, 1937, in Houston, TX to Frank Rice and Jewel Aline Linton Wells. He moved to Carthage from Gruver, TX sixteen years ago. He married Kathryn Wear Wells on June 30, 1961 in Plainview, TX. He worked as a truck driver at B.G. Hooker in Tenaha for many years and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Roy Wells, in 1996.

Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Kathryn Wells of the Antioch Community; two sons, Ray Wells, also of the Antioch Community and Larry Wells of Carthage; two daughters, Deloris Griffin and husband Keith of Karnack, TX, and Dorthy Sparks and husband Marvin of Amarillo, TX; one sister, Laverne Paxton and husband Gene of Henderson, TX; one brother, Frank Wells and wife Florence of Houston, TX; and seven grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive Mr. Wells.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam Wilson, Nicholas Telsthow, Elton Weems, Charlie Clements, Eric Allen, Jeff Farman, Jay Moore, Paxton Langston and Holland Dickey.

If desired, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3218 FM 699, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


08/16/2012

Clem Wilton (Willie) Patterson, the sixth of 13 children born to Harvey Richard and Bettie Marshall Patterson, passed away August 14, 2012 in Center, TX.  He was born on September 24, 1925 in Floyd County, TX and grew up on a farm near Floydada, TX.  He enjoyed a full life with his late wife, Benevee (Bea) Boyd and his seven children.  

Willie is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Melvin, Marshall, Russell, Bobby, and Charles Patterson; sister Bernita Campbell; and grand-daughter Brittany Patterson.

He is survived by children:  Willie Ray & Leola Patterson of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; Randy & JoAnn Patterson of Tenaha, TX;  Charles & Debra Patterson of Plainview, TX; Pamala & Katsumi Metz of Graham, Washington; Millard & Sarah Patterson of Round Rock, TX; Scott & Dana Patterson of Las Animas, Colorado; Tim & Rhonda Patterson of Tenaha, TX; sisters: Nellie Jo Kimball of Ft Worth, TX; Mattie Taylor of Brownsville, TX; Myrtle Finley of Lubbock, TX; Charlene Whitfill of Snyder, TX; Mary Pierce of Crosbyton, TX; brother Jerry Patterson of Grant's Pass, Oregon; along with 16 grandkids and 18 great grandkids.

Willie will be laid to rest next to his beloved Bea at graveside services held in Vernon, TX at Wilbarger Memorial Park August 23, 2012 at 2 pm.

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


08/14/2012

Bro. Joe Nathan McNealy Sr. (78) of Center, died at Holiday Nursing Home. Bro. McNealy’s funeral services will be Saturday, August 18, 2012, at St. Paul Baptist Church at 11:00am. Bro. Freddie Wilson will officiating. Bro. McNealy was a retired teacher and coach for Center Independent School District.

Survivors:
Wife: Gretchen McNealy of Center, Texas

2 Sons:
Joe McNealy Jr. (Lisa) of Dallas, Texas
Kyle McNealy (Sharon) of The Colony, Texas

2 Daughters:
Constance McNealy of Wylie, Texas
Stephanie (Mark) Orona of Wylie, Texas

4 Brothers:
Rev. T.R. McNealy, Sr. (Evelyn) of Dallas, Texas
Rev. Jeff McNealy (Lida) of Dallas, Texas
Rev. Charles McNealy (Marlin) of Arlington, Texas
Rev. Timothy (Tricia) McNealy of Dallas, Texas

2 Sisters:
Mildred Martin of Houston, Texas
Ruth Tucker of Red Oak, Texas

Visitation at St. Paul Baptist Church Friday, August 17, 2012, from 4-7pm
Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, Texas


08/13/2012

Hadley Lynn Davis, infant daughter of Chris Davis & Jennifer McRae Davis, of Center, passed away August 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating.

She is survived by
Parents: Chris & Jennifer Davis of Center

Brother: Hunter Davis of Center

Grandparents:
Keith & Sami McRae of Carthage
Rhonda Davis and husband, Richard of Nacogdoches
Roy Davis and wife, Rebecca of Center
Debbie Lucas of Little Rock, Arkansas

Great Grandparents:
Edward & Shirley McRae of Center
Glenda Wimmer of Lake Charles, Louisiana
James O. & Joyce Davis of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Irene Mayfield of Center

Aunt:
Alicia McRae of Little Rock, Arkansas
Kara Justus and husband, Roger of Lufkin

A number of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Great Grandparents: Mike & Beth O’Donnell, D. & Judy Rushing
Great Grandmother: Joann Davis

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


08/12/2012

Edgar Earl “Ed” Green, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Center. He was born November 21, 1937 in Shelby County to Bro. Elmo Green and Lera McMahon Green. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville. Mr. Green was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Carrolltown Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Renfro, Jim White, Ray Stroope, Steve Smith, Keith Wingo and Joel Graves. Honorary pallbearers will be James Powell and Jackie Cannon.

He is survived by
Wife: Shirley Green of Shelbyville

Son: Mark Green of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Mindy Smotherman and husband, Randy of Huxley
Lacy Carter and husband, Jim of Keller

Five Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bro. Elmo Green and Lera McMahon Green

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


08/11/2012

Ervin A. "Jack" Langford, age 90, died Friday, August 10, 2012, in Nacogdoches.

He was born October 19, 1921, in Martinsville to parents George Leroy Langford and Buelah Wall Langford.

Langford was a World War ll veteran and served in the United States Army, where he learned mechanic and cooking skills that followed him all throughout his life. He was self-employed for over 50 years and took care of the community's cars, trucks, boats, lawn mowers, and tractors.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline "Polly" Langford; brother, George Langford; sister, Opal Langford Murdock.

He is survived by two sons, Gerald Langford and Gary Langford and wife Caye Lyn, all of Nacogdoches; daughter, Linda Perkins and husband Jim of Woden; grandchildren, Marqus Langford and wife Shirley of Nacogdoches, Misty Collins and husband Ken of Alto, and Belinda Perkins and Tammy Perkins, both of Woden; six great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery, located off FM 711 in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House at Fort Sam Houston.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


08/09/2012

Wilburn “Levis” Worsham, 89, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 20, 1922 in Joaquin to Wilburn Dewey Worsham and Mamie Stone Worsham. Mr. Worsham served in the United States Army 96th Infantry during World War II and later owned and operated Worsham Grocery for sixty-five years. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin and Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Dock Lazarine, Bro. Rodger Cole and Bro. Matt Comer officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Josh Childress, Jacob Kay, Travis Worsham, Dale Worsham, David Worsham and Richard Worsham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Stone, Rodney Dean, Jim Coulter, Bruce Stone, Damon Faulk, Bradley Faulk, Mark Farr, Dub Alford, Harold Faulk, Hunter Bradshaw, Paul Roquet, Mark Wilson, Steven Smith, Larry Smith, Kyle Ivey, James Howell, Carl Smith, Joe Lowery, Mark Ivey, Charlie Carroll, John Gordon, Ronnie King, Charlie Thomas and Elmer Matthews.

He is survived by
Wife: Louise Faulk Worsham of Joaquin

Daughters:
Kay Worsham Childress of Tenaha
Jill Worsham Kay and husband, Ken of Joaquin

Son: Phil Worsham and wife, Dr. Debrah of Joaquin

Step-son: Terry Jack Faulk and wife, Myriam of Spring

Step-daughter-in-law: Candi Faulk of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Josh Childress and wife, Sonia
Nena Ivey and husband, Kyle
Shelbea Comer and husband, Matt
Cassie Lea Kay
Jacob Kay and wife, Liza
Sarah Naomi Worsham
William Travis Worsham
Olivia Grace Worsham

Step-grandchildren:
Ashley Holcomb and husband, Johnny
Sandy Farr and husband, Mark
Bradley Faulk and wife, Heidi
Alesha Seroczynski and husband, Tom
Danise Faulk
Damon Faulk and wife, Kelly

Great Grandchildren:
Noah Childress
Peyton Childress
Braxton Golladay
Addie Golladay
Cruz Ivey
Kross Ivey
Eli Comer
Emorie Comer

13 Step-great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Gwen Roquet and husband, Warren of Houston
Marcelle Smith of Huxley

Sisters-in-law:
Anita Worsham of Joaquin
Ever Andresen of South Dakota
Irene Yancey of Houston
Lurline Scales of Logansport, Louisiana
Patsy Hataway of Houston

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

Many longtime patrons of Worsham Grocery

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wilburn Dewey Worsham and Mamie Stone Worsham
Wife: Inez Hataway Worsham
Son-in-law: Buddy Childress
Brother: Billy Jack Worsham
Brother-in-law: Sammy Smith
Stepson: Danny Faulk

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


Ruby Gunnels, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 20, 1922 to B.O. and Jewell (Defee) Potts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center. She worked for Rogers Drug Store for many years. She was a member of the Bridge Club and loved working in her yard.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Bid & Jewell Potts, Husband, Bill Gunnels, Grandson, John David Gunnels, Brother, Jack Potts and 2 Sisters, Billie Murph and Mary Francis Potts.

She is survived by:

Children:
John Gunnels & wife, Martha of Livingston
Marilyn Ellis & husband, Robert of Houston

5 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandson

Sister: Bettie Willis of Center

Brother-in-law: A.L. Murph of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2 Sisters-in-law:
Claudine Buckner of Center
Gay Gunnels of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Marc Gunnels, Scott Ellis, Ken Cunningham, Preston Kent, Robert Ellis, Richard Balfanty, Ruizo Epifanio & Alfredo Leon

In lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to Spann’s Chapel Cemetery Fund or to Neuville Cemetery Fund.

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


08/07/2012

Lessie Mae Fountain, 90, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 25, 1922 in Nacogdoches County to Obe and Nettie (Fussell) Mancil. She was member of the First Pentecostal Church of San Augustine.

She is preceded in death by Father, Obe Mancil, Mother, Nettie Akridge, Step-Father, Slim Akridge, Husband, Bill Fountain, Son, Wayne Fountain, Son, Waylon Rex Fountain, Brother, Allen Mancil & Brother, Cecil Mancil.

She is survived by:
Son: Jim Fountain of Center
Son: Eddie Fountain & wife, Anna of Etoile
Son: Larry Fountain & wife, Susan of Center
Son: Gary Fountain of Center

Daughter: Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe

Daughter-in-law: Carmel Fountain of Center

13 Grandchildren
23 Great Grandchildren
Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Ruth Akridge of Center

Sister: Shirley Morgan of Naples, FL

Sister-in-law: Eleanor Mancil of Orange

Many Loving Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Chuck Livingston, Kyle Fountain, Steve Fountain, Joey Fountain, Allen Mancil, Jeff (Tull) Moore & Stacy McSwain

Honorary Pallbearers:
Bo Scott, Justin Gibbs, Billy Fountain, Dr. Dixon Golden, Leon Graddy & J.C. McSwain

Donation can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital & Paralyzed Veterans

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


Aubrey R. King, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1956 in Center to J.B. King and Margaret Armstrong King. Mr. King was a Preacher at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ in Tenaha and one of the original members of the Calvary Boys Quartet.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center with Tim Perkins and Buddy Bankhead officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Chip Roberson, Ron Meadows, Bill Smith, Timothy Roberson, Waylon Moore, Randy Meadows, Andy Jarvis and Frank Kilpatrick. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and former members of the Calvary Boys Quartet.

He is survived by
Wife: Cheryl King of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew King and wife, Alisa of College Station
Aaron King of Tenaha

Mother: Margaret King Freeman of Tenaha

Brother: Joe King and wife, Becky of Monroe, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: J.B. King

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

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


Emeline "Nana" Thompson, 93 of Nacogdoches passed away on August 6, 2012 in Nacogdoches, TX. Emeline was born in Cumberland County Pennsylvania on November17, 1918 to Earl and Mary (Sheaffer) Rank.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by her husband; Douglas Thompson; parents Earl and Mary (Sheaffer) Rank, 1 grandson and 2 brothers.

She is survived by

Daughters: Patricia Neff & husband Searight of Nacogdoches, Texas
Bonnie Neiman of Palm Harbor, FL.

Three grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild

Sisters:
Shirley Fenton
Imogene Barbour

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


Mr. Devant Beard, age 84, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Beard was born July 10, 1928, in Garrison, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having retired after more than 20 years service. He then worked a number of years for Texas Farm Products before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Beard of Garrison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Carroll White and Bro. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Raymond Luther Morgan, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery with Pastor Bob Beaty & Pastor Joe Hagan officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5: 00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 16, 1929 to Gustiff “Gus” and Myrtle (Garner) Morgan. He was member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death Parents, Gustiff “Gus” and Myrtle (Garner) Morgan and Brothers & Sisters.

He is survived by wife: Pauline Burk of Lumberton

Children:
Shirley Spurlock & husband, Michael of Tenaha
Kenneth Morgan & wife, Cindy of Center
Sherry Morgan of Shreveport, LA
Bobby Morgan of Nacogdoches
Shelia Sparks & husband, Doug of Marshall

Grandchildren:
Eric Spurlock
Candice Eaves
Toni Lawrence
John Morgan
Skyler Morgan
Tressie Morgan
Layla Mayfield

Great Grandchildren:
Chaez Spurlock, Ella Eaves, Gracie Morgan, Tucker Morgan and James Morgan

Step Children:
Jerry Burk of Lumberton
Bryan Burk of Tyler
Jimmy Burk of Lumberton
Judy McRae of Nacogdoches

Brother: Homer Morgan of Budda, Illinois

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Kenneth Morgan, Bobby Morgan, Doug Sparks, Eric Spurlock, Mike Spurlock & Steven Eaves

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


Henry Willoughby, 51, of Center, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He was born September 15, 1960 in Shelby County to Wesley Tritus and Helen Marylee (Price) Willoughby.

He is preceded in death Parents, Hud & Helen Willoughby.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Samantha Koehler of Chicago

Granddaughter: Madison Koehler of Chicago

Sisters:
Rita Corbell of Center
Debra Miles & husband, Steve Smith of Center

2 Nephews:
Jeff Corbell & wife, Natalie of Center & son, Charlie
Chris Grimes of White Settlement & sons, Gage & Colton

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


08/06/2012

Mrs. Mamie Dale Skillern, age 87, and life-long and long-time resident of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life on Thursday afternoon, August 2, 2012, in San Augustine.

Dale was born September 9, 1924, in San Augustine, Texas, to Emma Dale Henry Thomson and Fred Thomson. She was a homemaker, served in the Daughters of The Republic of Texas, and was a member of the Bridge Club in San Augustine, and a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Husband, Kenneth Skillern of San Augustine; and Son, Fred Skillern and his wife, Kathy of Houston; Daughter: Kay Skillern of Austin, along with grandchildren, Leslie Cheevers, Christopher Skillern, and Mark Skillern

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012, in the First Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. Bro. Chet Hensley will officiate. Cremation arrangements by Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

At the family request Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and son, Benjamin Skillern, along with 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Eva Jean Jones, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born February 6, 1926 in Hemphill to Clyde Floyd Brittain and Minnie Ola Smith Brittain. Mrs. Jones was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: D. S. “Shug” Jones of Center

Sons:
Dalton Jones of Center
Damon Jones of Center
Roderick Jones and wife, Lisa of Center

Daughter: Leisa Webster and husband, Jeff of Center

Grandchildren:
Audrey, Davis, Julia, Madalyn and Colbey

Great Grandchildren:
Zander, Kendyl, London, Lily

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Clyde Floyd Brittain and Minnie Ola Smith Brittain
Two Brothers

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Daniel Henry Folsom Jr., 60, of Center, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012, in Nacogdoches. He was born November 3, 1951 in Burleson, Texas to Daniel H. Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a loving son, father and brother. He loved fishing and camping.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Burch, Terry Burch, Mike Thompson, Tommy Ard, Olan Woodard Jr. and Benny Holt.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Folsom, Austin Carney and Marshall Carney.

He is survived by
Son, Clayton Folsom and wife Amanda of Ft. Worth

Grandchildren: Austin, Marshall and Faithlyn

Mother, Vastine Folsom of Center

Brothers;
James Folsom of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano

Stepsons;
Jason Burch
Terry Burch

Special friend, Faye Ard

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.
Wife, Tonja Hughes Folsom
Brother, Larry W. Folsom

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


Mr. Woodrow Wilson Pollard, age 99, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 05, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Tenaha with Bro. Kenneth Verner & Rev. Ashley Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Pollard was born March 14, 1913 in Rusk County to Parents, Daniel & Kizzie Pollard. He graduated from Tenaha High School. At the age of 29 he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Normandy Invasion. He went in on the third wave to set up telegraph communications and he was also in charge of the commissary. His early career began setting up Forum Cafeterias in Kansas and Texas which later became Wyatt’s Cafeteria and currently Luby’s Cafeteria. He served as a District Governor of AARP. He also sold insurance for Rio Grande Life Insurance & Kentucky Central for many years. He was a member of the Tennessee Methodist Church in the Tennessee Community for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel & Kizzie Pollard, Wife, Evelyn Crawford Pollard,
Son, Doyle Ray Pollard and Siblings; William, Joe, Marshall, Curtis, Pauline, Mary, Wilma, Mildred & Francis.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Mary Jo Vick Pollard of Center

Son:
Gale Pollard & fiancé, Gail Hutchings of Houston

Granddaughter:
Lindsay Pollard of Carrollton

Daughter-in-law:
Janet Pollard of Frisco

2 Sisters:
Mozelle Barrington of Houston
Martha Porter of Livingston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


08/04/2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hornbuckle, 83, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:00AM with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Hornbuckle was born on May 4, 1929 in Nacogdoches, Texas the daughter of Matt Mercer and Vera Kerr Mercer in Nacogdoches, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2012.

Margaret grew up in Nacogdoches where she attended Nacogdoches High School. Margaret was a member of the V.F. W. Lodge Auxiliary-Post 3893 and the DAV Auxiliary –Post Chapter 83 in Nacogdoches. She was also faithful member of Westside Baptist Church.

A lover of the outdoors she most especially loved to watch butterflies and there was a special place in her heart for her cat “Callie”. She spent many hours enjoying her favorite books she also enjoyed baking. Most of all, her family meant the world to her. She was an awesome mom and grandmother.

She is survived by her sons: Gary Hornbuckle, and his wife Vicki, Jim Hornbuckle and his wife Cathy, and Russell Hornbuckle and his wife Sandra all of Nacogdoches; daughter: Sandra Dearman and her husband George of Nacogdoches; sister: Geraldine Mercer Dean of Timpson; sister-in-law: Billie Mercer; fifteen grandchildren and thirty three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Matt Mercer and Vera Mercer; brother: J.T. Mercer; son: Bruce Hornbuckle; and by grandsons: Chad Hornbuckle and David Dearman.

Pallbearers will be Chris Hornbuckle, Gary Hornbuckle, Matthew Hornbuckle, Gary Wayne Makries, Michael Dearman, Daniel Dearman, Jack Hornbuckle and Joe Triana.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Gravel Ridge Cemetery Association.

Condolences can be shared on line at www.lairdfh.net.

The family of Mrs. Hornbuckle is being served by Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches.


08/02/2012

Vernell McKinney, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 16, 1933 in Shelby County to James Oscar and Hattie Golena (Francis) Vaught. She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Oscar & Lena Vaught, Husband, Vincent McKinney, Grandson, Tommy Ashton, Brothers & Sisters, Rachel Samford, Shirley Fancher, Gwendolyn Vaught, Wade Vaught, Loral Vaught, Shorty Vaught, J.E. Vaught & Jack Vaught.

She is survived by:

Children:
Diane Ragsdale & husband, Randy of Lake Jackson, Texas
Dorothy Ashton of Center
Karan Bledsoe & husband, Russell of Athens
Sheila White & husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Glenna McKinney of Center

15 Grandchildren
17 Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Mae Minton of Center
Faye Bolton of Minden, LA

Brother:
Maxwell Vaught of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Bernadine Riner & husband, Brodie of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Jess McKinney & wife, Dottie of San Augustine

Sister-in-law:
Arlene Vaught of Bridge City

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Kris Rosenkoetter, Kerry Price, Johnny Ashton, Nathan McKinney, Jimmy Dane Samford & Mack Samford

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

07/31/2012

Mr. Marlin Leon Walton, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on July 29, 2012. He was born in San Augustine County on July 31, 1930, to the late Thomas Leon Walton and Minnie Estelle (Griffin) Walton.

During the Korean conflict Mr.Walton served in the U.S. Air Force. He drove delivery trucks for several different companies throughout East Texas. He loved fishing, hunting, horses and the outdoor life in general.

Mr. Walton is survived by his wife, Bobbie Ponder Walton of San Augustine; son Joe Walton and wife Sheron of San Augustine; daughters Joan Rogers and husband Travis of Joaquin, Joy White and husband Joe of Tenaha, Belinda Wall and husband Roger of San Augustine; grandchildren Joe Walton Jr. (Shanna), Amy Williams (Gary), LeaAnn Bennefield (Clayton), Joshua Lout, Cody Walton (Brittany), Gary Brevard (Miranda), Kenneth Young, Kirk Nelson (Teri), Kevin Nelson (Gail), Keith Rose (Martha), Rodney Rogers, Jeff Rogers, Steve Rogers, Chastity Overby (Jeremy), Charity Arwine (Ryan), Jodi Pena (Chris), Jack White, Caleb Wall, Destinee Wall, Haven Wall and Skye Nix; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers Thomas Walton (Barbara), Lee Walton and Kenneth Walton (Martha); sisters Opal Waldrop, Doris Ward, Billie Sue Morris (Weldon); Berlene Morris, Janie McCollough and Barbara Hussey; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m., with Bro. Frank Holrath, Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Burl McBride officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5:00 til 8:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


07/28/2012

Funeral services for H. Wayne Dudley, age 76, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 3:00 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. David Hallum, Rev. James Barnes and Rev. Wes Bynum officiating.

Burial will be held at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville.

Mr. Dudley passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 in Tyler.

He was born August 18, 1935 in Jacksonville, TX.

Mr. Dudley was a member of Afton Grove Baptist Church, graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1954 and was formerly employed at J. B. White’s in Jacksonville for 35 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hollis Dudley and Carmen Morgan Dudley, and brother “Pee Wee” Dudley.

Survivors include his wife Gay Dudley of Jacksonville; son Stephen Dudley and wife Vickey of Shelbyville; daughter Karen Mills and husband Raymond of Tyler; brother Butch Dudley and wife Maudie of Lindale; sister-in-law Loma Dudley of Jacksonville; four grandchildren Kacy Mills, Victoria Vey and husband Chris, Cheyenne Dudley and wife Jessica, and Stephanie Martin and husband Bryan; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brent Piper, Lance Dudley, David Dudley, David Garrett, Danny Barnes, Kelly Allen, Jim Brown and Eric Allen.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville


07/27/2012

Rosa Anna Pina, 27, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born June 17, 1985 in Jacksonville to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms Pina.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Keithron Bell, Keith Paul Simms, Dayrien Driver, Michael Harvey, Chris Bell and Raymond Pina. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Simms and Raul Toby Simms.

She is survived by
Four Children:
Jalaila Pina, Omeliyah Roland, Keyshann Bell and Jazmine Bell all of Lufkin

Father: Raul Pina

Two Sisters: Jennie Pina and Chrissy Pina both of Lufkin

Two Brothers:
Keith Simms of Bossier City, Louisiana
Toby Simms of Nacogdoches

Two Aunts:
Marsha Simms of Center
Amelia Short of Tampa, Florida

Three Special Sisters:
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvey of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Mother: Pamela Simms Pina
Daughter: Kiya Roland
Sister: Hope Simms
Three Brothers: Rigo Pina, Pepe Pina and Derrick Pina

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


Pepe Aldo Pina, 29, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Lufkin. He was born January 12, 1983 in Nacogdoches to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms Pina. He was a full-time college student at Angelina Junior College in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Pallbearers will be Keithron Bell, Keith Paul Simms, Dyrien Driver, Michael Harvey, Chris Bell and Raymond Pina. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Simms and Raul Toby Simms.

He is survived by
Son: Zander Pina of Center

Father: Raul Pina

Two Sisters:
Jennie Pina of Lufkin
Chrissy Pina of Lufkin

Two Brothers:
Keith Simms of Bossier City
Toby Simms of Nacogdoches

Three Special Sisters:
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvy of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Mother: Pamela Simms Pina
Sisters: Rosa Pina and Hope Simms
Brothers: Rigo Pina and Derrick Pina

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


07/26/2012

Jean Carroll Lout, 83, of Buna, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. She was born on July 20, 1929, in the Aiken community of Shelby County, Texas, to Beulah Williams Carroll and Jack W. Carroll.

Jean lived many years in Shelby County and was a 1947 graduate of Center High School. After her marriage to Bert Lout, they lived in Nederland form 1951 until 1966 when they relocated to Buna, Texas and resided there for forty-five years.

Family was very important to Jean. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as a caring daughter and sister. Jean was also a dedicated Christian and enjoyed fellowship with her church family at Word of Life Church in Silsbee. She was a great cook and enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds and enjoyed being a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Richards Bond of West Columbia and Carolyn Lout Marquart and her husband, John of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kent Crawford and his wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth; Jason Crawford and his wife, Tannis Mattson, of Cypress; Melanie Marquart Meriwether and her husband, David, of Beaumont; and Jared Marquart of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Landon and Olivia Crawford, Mattison and Skyler Mattson, and Carson, Parker, and Violet Meriwether; sisters, Jackie Rathbun and her husband, Skeet; and Mary Harris, all of Center; and special aunt, Eugenia “Sang” Carroll Fuller, of Martinsville. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bert Lout; brother, William E. Carroll; and brothers-in-law, Bernard Lout and Morgan Harris.

A gathering of Mrs. Lout’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012, at Rather Cemetery, FM 139 at 87, Shelbyville.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Billy Ben Bradshaw, 68, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born February 10, 1944 in Center to Marvin Bradshaw and Beatrice Carroll Bradshaw. He was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bradshaw is survived by
Son: Dr. Mark Bradshaw of Rome, Georgia

Daughter: Jennifer Bradshaw Griffith of Houston

Grandchildren: Alexandra Bradshaw, Madeline Bradshaw and Emma Griffith

Brother: Jerry Bradshaw and wife, Sandra of College Station

Sister-in-law: Jean Rayford Bradshaw of New London

Uncle: Hunter Bradshaw and wife, Clara of Center

Aunt: Eugenia Fuller of Martinsville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Bradshaw and Annie Carroll Bradshaw
Brother: Bruce Bradshaw

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


07/25/2012

Funeral services for Kathy Sue Hamilton will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Greenleaf Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Castle Cemetery.

Kathy Sue Hamilton was born July 31, 1946 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Raymond Yahola and Nakomis Iva Fixico-Vela. She passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 65.

Ms. Hamilton, a resident of Tahlequah, retired from the Realty Department of the Muskogee Creek Nation. She enjoyed working with genealogy, bowling, reading, fishing and her dog “Maggie”. She also attended the High Spring Baptist Church in Okemah. On March 17, 1973, she and Travis Hamilton were married in Miami, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death in 1986.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Travis Hamilton.

Survivors include her three brothers, Scott Vela and fiancée Joanne Rigg of Shelbyville, Texas; Terry Yahola of Okemah and Justin Yahola of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Lisa Bryan and husband Stephen of Centreville, Virginia and Madeline Sadongi of Carrolton, Texas.

Serving as active pallbearer will be: Jay Yearby, Doran Fixico, Albert Bronaugh, Martin Bronaugh, Bobby Bronaugh, Allen Philemonof and Nicolai Philemonof.

Honorary bearers include: Uncle Phillip Coon, Uncle Charles Fixico, Terry Yahola, Scott Vela, Stephen Bryan, Long John Bill Woford, Justin Yearby, Charles Fixico Jr., Perry Fixico, Stanley Fixico, Chris Fixico, Randy Fixico, Eddie Fixico, Jason Harjo, Jeffrey Yerby, and Eric Anthony Travis Vela.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. David Hill.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.


Hicks Mortuary and Richardson Funeral Home in Houston, Texas are announcing the death of Mrs. Corrine Gardner Lacy (87), of Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 28, 2012, 12 noon, at Garden of Gethsemane, 4715 Griggs Rd. Houston, Texas 77021.

Local Survivors are: Brothers, Tom Gardner (Katy) of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas.
Sisters: Gladys Faye Key of Tucson, Arizona and Betty Sander (John) of Center, Texas.

The Repass will be at 2221 Rosedale, Houston, Texas 77004


07/24/2012

John David Mixon, 43 of Garrison, Texas passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born September 14, 1968 in Gladwater, Texas, where he attended school until 1981. He then moved to Garrison, Texas for a couple of years before relocating to Waller, Texas where he graduated in 1987 from Waller High School. John is also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a BS and MEd. Degree.

He was a radio commentator for the Big Boat and Outdoor Show on station KSKY in Dallas, Texas. John was active in the Nacogdoches area March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

John was a member of Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison and recently became a licensed minister. He was an outgoing person and an inspiration to all who knew him. John was optimistic and tried to live everyday to the fullest. Since being diagnosed with cancer, he never missed an opportunity to share the message of Christ. He was a loyal friend, a loving father, brother and son.

Survivors include his children
Janie and Patrick Mixon of Lewisville, Texas
Alec Mixon of Broaddus, Texas

Mother - Brenda Snider of Garrison, Tx.
Father - Hugh Mixon and wife Dorothy of Broaddus, Tx.
Sister - Raschel Boyd of Bedford, Tx.
Step-brothers - Morris Riley & wife Lisa of Broaddus, Tx. and Billy Snider of Palestine, Tx.
Step-sister - Linda Dollar and husband Boyd of North Richland Hills, Tx and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 16928 N. Hwy 59, Garrison, Texas at 2pm and will be officiated by Bro. Darrell Pollard and Hugh Mixon, father of the deceased. Graveside services will be held immediately following the funeral at Cold Springs Cemetery, FM 95 south of Garrison, Tx. Visitation will be held at the Garrison Funeral Home, 886 N. Hwy 59 Garrison, Tx., Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6-8pm

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 400 S. Medford #17E Lufkin, Texas 75901 or Arlam Baptist Church 3292 Brush Prairie Road, Garrison, Texas 75946.

Services under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home.


07/22/2012

Tommie Jean Kerr, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born July 26, 1939 in Joaquin to Frank Kerr and Mary Lucille Bolin Kerr. Ms. Kerr was a homemaker and had lived in Shreveport, Louisiana for a number of years.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, July 23, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Ms. Kerr is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

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


Graveside services for Madeline Ruth Keith, 83, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Keithville Cemetery in Keithville, LA. Rev. Bob Moore officiated. Madeline was born on December 14, 1928 in Petersburg, Nebraska to Katherine and Valentine Walker. She passed away on July 11, 2012. She was a resident of Center, Texas, and a former residence of Keithville. She was a retired cook at Ashland Oil.

She was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Norris Keith. Left to cherish her memory is son Neal Keith of Katy, TX; daughters Shirley Andrews and husband Jimmy of Center, TX and Katherine Hendricks of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Mechele Head, Christina Hendricks, Robin Russell, Nathan Keith, and a host of great grandchildren including Shelby Tindol of Center who served as one of her caregivers in her final days. She is also survived by brothers, Jim Walker and wife, Sue, of Colorado Springs, Pat Walker of Quincy, Illinois, and Don Walker and wife Janice, also of Colorado Springs, CO.

Honorary Pallbearers were Lewis Bloxom, Lonnie Bloxom, Robert Crawford, Eddie Webb, Doug Arnold, and Tom Hairgrove. Services were provided by Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside, in Shreveport, LA.


07/19/2012

Paige Rochelle Davila came into our lives January 27, 1995 in Center, Texas and left us on July 16, 2012 at the age of 17. She was an amazingly talented young woman with a kind heart who touched the lives of many. Paige always had a hug for those she loved, always put a smile on their face and was constantly doing things for others. She was a senior at Paradise High School serving as a Lieutenant in the Color Guard and was recognized as an outstanding flute soloist in UIL State competition. A very artistic young lady, Paige absolutely loved sketching, editing photos and making jewelry for her friends.

Paige leaves behind:

Great-grandmother: Betty Cobb of Paradise, Texas.

Grandparents: Benny & Emily Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Larry & Theresa Hume of Center, Texas; Leon & Susan Cobb of Paradise, Texas

Parents: Louis Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Josh & Diane Jenkins of Paradise, Texas.

Brother: Marcus Ramirez of Bridgeport, Texas.

Sisters: Christin Ramirez of Waco, Texas; Tiffany Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Raquel Davila of Austin, Texas.

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.

A Celebration of Paige’s life will be held Saturday, August 4th at the Decatur Civic Center from 11am-2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made directly to the Paradise High School Color Guard. Please contact Mr. Altz at (940) 969-5023 or mail to Paradise High School Color Guard 338 School House Rd, Paradise, TX 76073.


Jimmy Jacobs, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born October 16, 1946 to H.B. Jacobs and Gladdy Sherrod Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs was the owner and operator of Jacob’s Welding Shop. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Danny Porterfield, Gene Dugas, Scott Jacobs, Justin Richerson, Tony Willoughby, Newton Johnson, Johnny Stanley and Jeff McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, David Garza and Ray Stroope.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jim Jacobs Jr. and wife, Sandy of Center
Tim Jacobs of Waxahachie
Dewayne Jacobs and wife, Ashley of Center

Grandchildren:
Mhegan Jacobs, Byron Jacobs, Triston Smith, Karista Smith, Cecily McMahon and husband, Mathew, Eden Booker and husband, Brandon

Great Grandchildren: Mason Booker, Twins – Peyton and Presli Jacobs

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: H.B. Jacobs and Glady Sherrod
Brothers: Billy Jacobs and Jake Jacobs
Sister: Dutch Wilson

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


Emma Jean “Bunchie” Ross, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born April 28, 1927 in Shelby County to Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bradshaw, Tony Bradshaw, Wes Baylor, Jason Choate, Jason Williford, Mark Bohannon, Jeffrey Ross and Michael Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Darin Williams, Dave Allen, Brad Eubank and Larry Enmon.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Peggy Baylor and husband, Wesley of Center
Debbie Williford of Center

Sons:
Joe Ross and wife, Ricki of Center
Jeff Ross of Center
Mike Ross of Center

Grandchildren:
Tim Bradshaw and wife, Melonie
Tony Bradshaw and wife, Liz
Tonya Eubank and husband, Brad
Wes Baylor and wife, Tara
Holly Allen and husband, Dave
Melissa Williams and husband, Darin
Lorei Choate and husband, Jason
Jason Williford and wife, Brooke
Shannon Bohannon and husband, Mark
Jeffrey Ross and wife, Jessica
Michael Ross
Blake Lamkin

Great Grandchildren:
Sophie Rose, Bowen, Connor, Kalina Lynn and Carrol Bradshaw
Aubrey Marie, Abigail Rose and Addison Jane Baylor
Levi Cole and Brylie Grace Ross
Belinda Nichole and Bailee Raye Bohannon
Carson David Allen
River Lynn Williford
Hannah, Carmen and Megan Choate
Jacob and Brandon Williams
Brayden James Eubank
Haleigh Ross

Sisters-in-law:
Sue Hagler of Center
Ann Hagler of Center
Betty Tidwell of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Special Friend: Peggy Lamkin of Center

Special Care Givers: Colonial Pines of San Augustine Staff

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew
Husband, Carroll “Junior” Ross
Granddaughter: Tammie Bradshaw
Grandson: Shawn Williford
Sons-in-law: Larry Williford and Butch Bradshaw
Sister: Bernice Eubanks
Brothers: James “Flip” Hagler, O.K. “Buddy” Hagler and Jack Hagler
Sister-in-law: Jean Mills
Brothers-in-law: Rudolph Eubanks, Otis Tidwell and Bob Mills

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


Lewis Morris Deloney, 95, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 29, 1916 in Shelby County to Lewis Deloney and Ollie (Warr) Deloney. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served as a merchant marine where he helped build Liberty Ships at Sheepshead Bay in New York during WWII and he worked for United Gas Pipeline in Carthage. He was a member of the masonic lodge.

He is preceded in death his Parents, Lewis Deloney and Ollie (Warr) Deloney, Son, Charles Lewis Deloney, Sister, Avis Fausett and Nephew, Jerry Fausett.

He is survived by Wife: Loyce (Mask) Deloney of Center

Grandchildren & their mother:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett

Special Cousins:
Gene & Delores Walker of Center

Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers:
Ken Warr, Gayland Warr, Verlon Luman, Steve Walker, James Tomlinson, Zack Warr, Terry Smith, Jeremy Bittick & James Livingston

Honorary Pallbearers:
Chuck Roberson, James Campbell, Charles Henry Hinton & Donald Bates

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


Funeral services for Tommy Lynn Wheeler, Sr., 78, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Jean Ferraro officiating.

A graveside service with Masonic rites will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX. Mr. Wheeler passed away July 17, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born December 11, 1933, in Nacogdoches, TX, Tommy Lynn Wheeler, Sr. was the son of the late Claude Carroll and Lois (Allen) Wheeler. Tommy was a self-employed electrician, but also had been a professional rodeo bullfighter/clown. He filled his life with fast-paced activities – racing cars, motorcycles, and boats. He enjoyed country-western music, playing his bass guitar, and fishing. Tommy was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437.

Survivors include his sons Tommy Wheeler, Jr. and wife Hien of Nacogdoches and Kenneth Wheeler and wife Beth of Orange, TX; stepsister Laverne Waters and husband Earl of Dallas; grandchildren: Charles Lynn Wheeler, Jared Lynn Wheeler, Taylor Watson, Wesley Watson, and Daniel Knitter; great grandchildren: Taylor Nicole, Cade, Noah, Mackenna, and Haidyn Watson and Kinlee Wheeler; niece and nephews Kevin and Stephen Waters and Kenneth and Jennifer Waters; and special cousin Lois Wilda Adams and her daughter Cheryl Adams Kier.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00, Friday, July 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


07/15/2012

Gloria Fern Gunter, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born June 1, 1927 in Tenaha to Benjamin Franklin Kyle and Willie Blanche Newton Kyle. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Granberry officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Lane Gunter, James Gunter, Lennis Reed Holt, Kyle Meche, Kurk Meche and Wayne Barrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Stokes and Larry Davis.

She is survived by
Husband: Cleve B. Gunter of Tenaha

Daughters:
Vallie Sue Campbell of Allen
Gwendolyn Gunter Stevens of Allen

Son: Clayton Brian Gunter and wife, Gwendolyn of Tenaha

Grandchildren: Tiffany Marie Young, Adrienne Claire Hopper, Jennifer Monet Webb, Dana Allene Stevens, Sarah Elizabeth Pacquette, Carl Benjamin Gunter, Shawna Gunter, Joshua Gunter

Great Grandchildren: Alexandria Warren, Madeline Webb, Enya Pacquette, Keon Pacquette, Keaira Hopper

Sisters:
Agilee Barrett of Shreveport, Louisiana
Bobbye Savoy of Beaumont
Zola Meche of Tenaha

Brothers:
Lauren Kyle and wife, Pat of Tenaha
Marlin Kyle

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Benjamin Franklin Kyle and Willie Blanche Newton Kyle
Son: Christopher Allen Gunter

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


Kathryn Burton Payne, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born May 2, 1927 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Clarence G. Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton.
Mrs. Payne was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Dr. Glen Molsbee officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Payne’s nephews.

She is survived by
Daughter: Dianne Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Son: Lane Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Daughter-in-law: Linda Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Shane Howard, Bree Daniel, Brooke Beard, Kristi Russell, Blake Howard

Three Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorothy Roebuck of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law: Bob Molsbee of Long Beach, Mississippi

Sister-in-law: Mary Burton of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Richard “Dick” Payne
Son: Bubba Howard
Parents: Clarence G. Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton
Three Brothers
Three Sisters

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


07/13/2012

Joe Gaddy, 74, of Timpson, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 in Longview. He was born October 8, 1937 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Robert R. Gaddy and Irene LaLonde Gaddy. Mr. Gaddy served in the United States Air Force and worked hard as a welder for several years. He later owned and operated Gaddy’s Ambulance Service in Shelby County. Mr. Gaddy was a member of Delta County Masonic Lodge. He was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. Gaddy loved barbequing and cooking Cajun dishes.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Chicota, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Chicota, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Danny Gaddy, Taco Gaddy, Scott Gaddy, Robert Gaddy, Chris Gaddy, Frank Brinson and Paul Kelso.

He is survived by

Sons:
Danny Gaddy and wife, Callie of Arthur City
Douglas (Taco) Gaddy and wife, Susie of Texarkana
Scott Gaddy and wife, Jennifer of Powderly
Chuck Gaddy and wife, Susan of Center
Robert Gaddy and wife, Stephanie of Center
Chris Gaddy and wife, April of Timpson

Daughters:
Roxanne Kelso and husband, Paul of Cooper
Rachel Bradshaw of Center
Amanda Bush and husband, Charlie of Center
Lauren Richards of Timpson

Twenty-two Grandchildren:
Shawna, Danielle, Nacona, Danny Jr., Alec, Shannon, Melissa, Amber, Jacob, Amy, Jacey, Faith, Sammy, Samantha Blaine, Brooke, Bryce, Cole, Gage, Dayton, Kennedy, Kiersten

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Ray Robert Gaddy and wife, Carriere, Mississippi
Danny Ray Gaddy and wife, Janie, Pine, Louisiana

Sister: Rosemary Boatwright and husband, Olen of Helena, Alabama

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert R. Gaddy and Irene LaLonde Gaddy
Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards

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


Mrs. Geraldine “Jerri” Bell, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 29, 1924 in Dallas County.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Alma Holland, the Father of her children, Jack Bell, Brother, Jackie Holland and Sisters, Ophelia Mullins, Grace Ferguson and Peggy Quillin.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Jackie Hancock & husband, Buddy of Center
Yolanda Hofmeister & husband, Carl of Jacksonville

Granddaughters:
Amber Sims & husband, Ken of Avery
Casey Stringer & husband, D.J. of Austin

Great Granddaughter:
Blair Mosley of Avery

Great Grandsons:
Rhett Sims of Avery
Keaton Good of Austin

Niece:
Rosalind Ferguson

Nephew:
David Ferguson


07/12/2012

Bro. Tom Brown, 80 of Jasper, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday July 11, 2012, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Forest Oaks Funeral Home with internment to follow at the West Oaks Cemetery. Family will greet friends on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., when there will be a Celebration of Life at the funeral home.

Thomas Edgar Brown Jr. was born to Thomas Edgar Sr.and Annie Mae Brown on October 25, 1931, in Timpson, TX. He married Rhoda Jean (Weatherly) Brown, Feb. 5, 1949. Bro. Tom retired from Texaco in Port Arthur, TX after 35 years. He pastored churches for over 52 years, including 13th St., Stonegate Missionary Baptist Churches in Pt. Arthur, TX and Nedville Missionary Baptist in Jasper, TX where he was currently pastoring.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Brown. One son, Paul Brown and wife Martha of Orange, TX, and two daughters, Liz Elliott and husband Joe of Nederland, TX, and Vicki Bunch and husband Felix of Jasper, TX. Grandchildren Mark, Kelly, Rick, Shane, David,Carlene and Rachelle. Thirteen Great Grandchildren Numerous nieces and nephews Caregiver Debbie Dean of Hillister, TX. and a Special Friend Mozelle Barnett of Kirbyville, TX.

Condolences can be posted at www.forestoaksofjasper.com


Thelma Rae Morris Wagstaff, 96, of Keithville, Louisiana passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her residence. She was born September 2, 1915 in the Tennessee Community to Arthur Earl Morris and Eula Lou Thompson. Mrs. Wagstaff was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #185 in Tenaha. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, where she attended the Grace Baldwin Sunday School class. Mrs. Wagstaff enjoyed her sewing group and loved gardening.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Russ Atwood, Bro James Hall and Don Dial officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Clark, Colton Bush, David McCauley, Danny Wagstaff, John Arnold, David Clark and Kenneth Flournoy.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Thelma Jean Gunter and husband, James of Keithville, Louisiana
Clara Lou Derrick of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Son: Dan Wagstaff and wife, Ruth of Tenaha, Texas

Nine Grandchildren

Twenty-five Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Arthur Earl Morris and Eula Lou Thompson Morris
Husband: J.E. Wagstaff
Son: Jimmy Ray Wagstaff

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


07/06/2012

Roy “Todo” Gene Lunsford, 71, of Porter, Texas passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home in Porter. He was born on August 24, 1940 in Etoile, Texas the son of D.H. Talmadge Lunsford and Audrey Partin Lunsford. He married Pasty Pate on January 17, 1967 and shared 45 wonder years together. During those years many memories were made on the dance floor, especially at Gilley’s. Traveling was also treasured and those times will never be forgotten. His family meant the world to him, and his grandhildren are the apple of his eye, most especially Jordan, whom he helped to raise. Vistitation for Mr. Lunsford will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM. Private interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas.

Mr. Lunsford is survived by his wife, Patsy of Porter; 4 sons: Andy Miller of Porter, Kenny Miller and his wife Lisa of Magnolia, Roy G. Lunsford, II of Yuma, Arizona and Dusty Lunsford and his wife Becky of Porter; 2 Daughters: Linda Lunsford of Houston and Tina Lunsford of Houston; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; 6 brothers: Don W. Lunsford, Royal L. Lunsford, Talmadge M. Lunsford, Troy E. Lunsford, Larry W. Lunsford and Terry L. Lunsford; and sister: Wanda Faye Sims. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.H. Talmadge and Audrey Partin Lunsford as well as two brothers, Pee Wee Lunsford and Bill Lunsford.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mr. Lunsford is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Pauline Hansen, 91, of the Old Center Community, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Whitesboro, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating and Speakers, Cheryl Hardy and Janice DeLord. Burial will follow at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12:00 p.m.

Pauline Hancock Hansen was born on August 28, 1920 in the Old Center community in East Texas to parents Robert E. (Bob) and Stella Johnson Hancock.  She married Jens C. Hansen on March 25, 1953 in Dallas.  She gained two stepchildren as a result of this marriage.  Jens preceded her in death on March 18, 1982.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Her life was a proud reflection on the lessons she learned as a farmer's daughter during the great depression.  She grew up while working on the Hancock family farm.  The Hancock family received awards from the state of Texas to honor the constant farm production for over 100 years by various generations of the same family and for being pioneers in the poultry producing industry in East Texas.

Pauline graduated from Carthage High School and was a member of the marching band.  In the time when few women attended college, she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College (now Stephen F. Austin State University) with a Bachelor of Arts completing a double major in Education and Home Economics.
Pauline was an Army veteran.  She enlisted in the Army in 1951 and was stationed in St. Louis.  She prepared the morning report then spent her free time watching professional baseball games.  Pauline commented that in a single season she saw every profession baseball team play at least once.

Mrs. Hansen touched the lives of many as she taught business related subjects in high schools in Houston TX ISD, various small schools in Iowa, Wilmer-Hutchins TX ISD, WW Samuel in Dallas ISD, and then retired from Center TX ISD.  These various assignments totaled over 30 years of teaching.  In addition to her teaching duties, Pauline was the Wilmer-Hutchins superintendent’s secretary, started the Vocational Office Education (VOE) program in WW Samuel and again in Center schools, and assisted with the cafeteria reporting for Center ISD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jens, a sister Rosa Lee Edge and her husband Eldon, a brother Robert E. (Emory) Hancock and his wife Martha, a sister Bobbie Jean McDaniel and her husband Byron. 

Daughter Kay Thomas, son-in-law Jim Thomas, and grandson Seth Thomas, all of Whitesboro, survive her.  She is also survived by her brother Charles Hancock and his wife June of Tenaha (Old Center community), stepchildren Lynn Hansen of Iowa, Jeannie Schwepp of Iowa.  Surviving  step-grandchildren include Blake Thomas, his wife Leah Palmer Thomas of Haslet and Tonya Riley, her husband Victor Riley of Whitesboro, Tricia Alseny and husband Taylor of Key OK, Eric Hansen of Colorado, Tara Irwin and husband Jim of DeWitt Iowa.  Surviving step-great-grandchildren include Brittany Edmiston of Ft. Worth, Kyle Riley of Whitesboro, Meagan Alseny, C.J. Alseny , Seth Alseny all of Key OK and Katlyn Irwin, Kyle Irwin, Kyleen Irwin all of DeWitt Iowa.  Many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families will dearly miss her.

The family would like to thank the staff and administration of Just Like Home for all their kindness and care given to Pauline during her stay.

The family suggests donations in her memory to: Old Center Cemetery Fund, C/O Jimmy Sheffield, 173 CR 416 Tenaha, Texas 75974

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  Proverbs 31:31

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


Kathy Gardner (52) of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Monday July 2, 2012, at her residence in Ft. Worth. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Ogden, Arkansas.

Survivors:

Husband Jerry Wayne Gardner formally of Center, Texas now of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Mother in Law Mary Ella Gardner of Center, Texas

3 Brothers in Laws: Billy Gardner (Margie) of Lufkin, Texas; Thomas Gardner (Wanda) of Houston, Texas; & Fredrick Gardner (Stella) of Center, Texas

3 Sisters in Laws: Ester Singleton (Archie) of Longview, Texas; Myrtis McClelland; & Brenda Jackson of Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary and Golden Gates Funeral Home of Ft. Worth, Texas.


07/05/2012

Jimmy McSwain, 65, of Center, passed away July 5, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born November 28, 1946 in Center to Sherlon Lonnie McSwain and Yvonne Willoughby McSwain. Mr. McSwain served in the United States Army.

Mr. McSwain will be cremated and no services are planned.

He is survived by
Son: Kevin McSwain and wife, Teresa of Cedar Park

Grandson: Kevin Michael McSwain

Granddaughter: Miranda McSwain

Great Grandson: Jordan McSwain

Great Granddaughter: Kyrsten McSwain

Brother: Billy Bob McAdams and wife, Lisa of Center

He is preceded in death by
Mother: Yvonne McAdams
Brothers: Randy McAdams and Kenneth Ray McAdams

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


Otis Glenn Pierce, 89, of Timpson, passed away at his home in Timpson on July 4, 2012. He was born on December 19, 1922 in Gary, Texas the son of Alonzo Pierce and Mattie Soape Pierce. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Private interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, and had received his 50 year membership pin. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite as well as being a Shriner. Being Baptist by faith he was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Silas and served in many capacities there. He was a Sunday School teacher and used his gift of song to sing on many Sunday mornings. He also used his construction skills to install the plumbing in the fellowship hall.

He served his country during World Warr II on the U.S. Army being drafted in 1944. He served for over a year and was in the Phillipines and other places is the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He received the Asiatic –Pacific Campaign Medallion with 2 Bronze Stars, Meritorius Unit Award, Phillipines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and 1 Overseas Service Bar.

After the war he was employed by Signal Oil, Co. in Houston, Texas. Then he worked for Zackery Co. in Cortez, Colorado. For several years after his retirement he would use his wood working skills to make crafts and other itmes and would take them to the Trade Days in Canton, where he would sell his wares.

He is survived by his wife: Imogene Pierce; Son: Danny G. Pierce and his wife Dinah; Daughter: Dannette Pierce; Grandchildren: Deke Pierce and his wife Ann, Derek Pierce and his wife Amy, Drew Pierce and his wife Dari, Dachiele Keeling and her husband Justin, Kirk Dillon and his wife Haley, Natisha Allen and her husband Kyle, and Kyle Harris and his wife Carie; 16 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mr. Pierce is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Kevin James Mote, 39, of Wells, was born December 28, 1972 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Kevin was an electrician and worked for Shaw Electric. He was involved in all outdoor sports; fishing, hunting, and mudding. His priority was his kids, friends, and fiance, Alicia Denby. Kevin looked only at the positive side of life and enjoyed every little bit of life. He always had a smile on his face that made everyone's day better.

Survivors include his daughter, Lacy Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; son, Jeffrie Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; father and mother, Thomas and Barbara Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, Tanya and W. B. Cannon of Wells; fiance, Alicia Denby; and a number of other family members and friends.

Graveside services for Kevin will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Largent Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


07/04/2012

Betty Jane Gilchrist, age 70 of McKinney, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 05, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral service.

Betty Jane was born September 23, 1941 in Shelby County to Parents, Gene & Billie Bryan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gene & Billie Bryan and her husband, Royce Gilchrist.

She is survived by
3 Children: Alice Chin & husband Yong of McKinney
Francis Snider & husband, Allen of Elysian Fields
Lee Gilchrist & wife, Laurie of Center

7 Grandchildren
7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister:
Nan O’ Bryan and husband, Clark Glenn Garret of Las Vegas

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


07/03/2012

Patricia June McCaa Vaughn, 65, of Huxley, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 24, 1947 in Alto to Ervin McCaa and Emma Monk McCaa. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Robin Hardy, Tony Hardy, Darren McCaa, Stephen McCaa, Josh Vaughn, and Jody Vaughn.

She is survived by
Husband: Jack Vaughn of Huxley

Daughter: Amy Oswalt and husband, Keith of Huxley

Son: Joel Vaughn and wife, Vina of Ft. Worth

Granddaughter: Haley Parks and husband, Will of Huxley

Future Great Grandson: Easton Parks

Sister: Carol Hardy and husband, Bob of Bullard

Brother: James McCaa and wife, Ruth Ann of Wells

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Special care givers: Fran Sledge and Edith Risinger

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ervin McCaa and Emma Monk McCaa

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


Effie Lee Dupree was born on December 15, 1915 and left this world on June 30, 2012 at the age of 96½ years of age. She was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas to James F. and Carrie Lee (Ricks) Goodman. She passed from this life in Plano, Collin County, Texas.

Her parents preceded her in death, as did her husband Raymond R. Dupree of Vidor, Texas, and sister Gladys Singleton of Palestine, Texas.

She is survived by: sisters Lois Dockens of Livingston, Texas and Elaine Squyres of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Two sons, Raymond L. Dupree and wife Carol of Dallas, Texas and James E. Dupree and wife Brenda of Schertz, Texas, also survive her. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Greg Dupree and wife Anita of Plano, Kyle Dupree of Fairview, Sara Inman of McAllen, and Raymond D. Dupree of Lufkin. Two great grandchildren, Jason Todd Dupree of Nacogdoches and Averill Skye Dupree of Plano also survive her.

She had lived in Vidor, Texas for 40 years, then in Lufkin, Texas for 4 years, and the last 9 years in Dallas, Texas.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling, visiting with relatives and friends, dominos (42), puzzles (picture and crossword), catfish, dessert, spending time at “the lake house” in Milam, Texas.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Viewing will be from 12:00 until 2:00 the same day. Burial will be at the adjacent Oaklawn Memorial Park. Due to the summertime heat there will be no graveside service.

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


07/02/2012

Carroll Dale Mills, 79, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away June 29, 2012.

He was born August 13, 1932 to Lenox Ray Mills and Verna Wilson Mills.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lenox and Verna Mills, wife, Barbara Fox Mills, Daughter, Linda Kennedy & Sister, Juanita Spears.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Rena Mills
Sons:
Mark Mills & wife, Ivone of Granda Hill, CO
Paul Mills of Amarillo
John Mills of Victoria
4 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren
5 Step-Children
Number of Great Grand Step-Children
Sister:
Geneva Graves & husband, Fairy of Center
Brother:
James Ray Mills & wife, Ann of Wichita Falls

Number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends


Monroe J. Sepulvado, 91, of the Woods Community in Tenaha, passed away July 1, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. He was born March 17, 1921 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Pete Sepulvado and Mary Ellen Castie Sepulvado. Mr. Sepulvado served in the United States Army and was a member of Holy Temple Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery with Bro. Oliver Anderson officiating. A military honors service will follow under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Paulette Coleman of the Woods Community
Becky Long and husband, Jimmy of Conroe
Lou Bienvenu of Cypress

Sons:
Joseph Nathan Bergeron and wife, Mary of Hammond, Louisiana
Paul Wayne Bergeron of Tenaha
Monroe Sepulvado, Jr. of Marshall
Tracy Sepulvado and wife, Evelyn of Marshall

Twenty-six Grandchildren

Twenty-seven Great Grandchildren

Nine Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Cathryn Sepulvado of Zwolle, Louisiana

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Pete Sepulvado and Mary Ellen Castie Sepulvado
Wife: Pastor Clara Mae Sepulvado
Brother: Melvin Sepulvado

A special thanks to granddaughter, Toni Renee Wright, for her special love and care.

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


07/01/2012

RaDonna Goodsell Fancher, 57, of Joaquin, Texas, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Parkwood Nursing Home in Lufkin.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.

Born in Orange on August 1, 1954, RaDonna was the daughter of Donald and Hazel (Hutchison) Goodsell. She was a former resident of Orangefield.

RaDonna retired from the Warren I.S.D. where she taught at Fred Elementary School in Fred.

Preceded in death by her parents and grandparents

RaDonna is survived by her husband, Timothy Fancher of Joaquin; sister, Mary Bonaventure of Houma, Louisiana; and sister and brother-in-law, Jolynn and Jon Mott of Orangefield.

Brother-in-law:
Scott Fancher and wife, Nancy, of Terrell, Texas.

Sisters-in-law:
Sandra Maloy and husband, Tim, of Joaquin, Texas.
Kathy Carrington and husband, Bubba, of Timpson, Texas.

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orangefield Elementary School Library, 9974 FM 105, Orange, Texas 77630.

Cremation was under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

06/30/2012

Harold David Clay, 83, of Lake Jackson, TX, passed away June 29, 2012, in Houston, TX. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, July 2, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson,TX, with Orval Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM. Mr. Clay

Harold David Clay was born August 31, 1928 in Timpson to George Travis Clay and Gladys Fredrick Clay. He was of Baptist faith. Harold graduated from Timpson High School in 1946. He then joined the Navy and served his country for 4 years. After service he went to work for Bell Telephone Company in Houston. He retired February 20, 1985 as Systems Technician in Freeport, Texas.

In 1955 Harold and Wanda Elaine Milford were married. They lived their entire married life in Lake Jackson, Texas and raised their family. Harold enjoyed fishing and hunting and spent most of his free time doing this.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Elaine (Milford) Clay, sons Gerry Michael Clay and Harold Dayward Clay.

Survivors include son Jeffery Clay; daughters Debbie Klatt and Lisa Chapman, all of Lake Jackson; brothers Travis Clay, Jr. and wife Bobbie of Timpson and Richard Clay and wife Judy of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

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


06/28/2012

Cecil Alton Dean, Sr., 70, of Timpson, TX, Dean passed away June 28, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Chris Burris officiating. Interment will follow in Latham Cemetery, Shelbyville, TX. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Sunday.

Born May 13, 1942, in the Lone Cedar Community of Shelby County, TX, Cecil Alton Dean was the son of the late Ira Lee Dean and Alta Oates Dean. He was a graduate of Tenaha High School and retired as a floor supervisor with Container Corporation of America. Cecil was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, and had spent many happy hours participating in trail rides and watching Dustin’s ballgames.

Survivors include his wife Jeri Dean of Timpson; son Cecil A. “Bubba” Dean, Jr. of San Augustine, TX; sisters Lucille Brown and husband Bob of Rusk, TX and LaNelle Edge and husband James of Clute, TX; sister-in-law Edna Dean of Humble, TX; stepsons Robbie Lee Strahan and wife Jerrie of Timpson, Don Strahan and wife Sherri of Timpson, and Kevin Strahan and wife Terri of Nacogdoches, TX; step grandchildren: Jessica Strahan, Karlie Strahan, Krissie Shull and husband Justin, Mallory Strahan, and Dustin Strahan.

In addition to his parents, Cecil Dean was preceded in death by brother Vernon Dean, sister Margaret Ann Dean, and first wife Shirley Dean.

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


06/27/2012

Richard A. Chote, 76, of Yantis was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. He was born September 15, 1935, in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas to Wallace Ira Ellis Chote and Martha Catherine Boone Chote. He served in the United States Army April 14, 1958 to April 13, 1964. Upon discharge, he went to work at Southwest Tablet Company in Dallas, Texas. While working there, he met Peggy Jean Tyre. They married on January 11, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. In 1972, they moved to Shelbyville, Texas and opened a donut shop in Center, Texas. Later, they started the Center Printing Company, retiring from the day-to-day in July 1989. Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening and attending festivals, such as the Poultry Festival in Center where they would display their woodworking that they loved and the Syrup Festival in Henderson, Texas where he showed how the old antique printing presses worked. They also enjoyed traveling in their RV all over the United States. Richard was truly a man of integrity and unconditional love. He always taught his children to do the right thing.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one step-mother, Leah Chote; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Susie and Orville Berry and Thomas Gossett; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Carl Chote, Jesse and Dorothy Chote and Luther Chote; two brothers-in-law, James E. Tyre and Charles W. Tyre.

He is survived by his
Wife of 46 years: Peggy Tyre Chote of Yantis, Texas
One daughter: Rejeana Watkins and husband, George of Yantis, Texas
One step-daughter: Sheila Harris and husband, Gordan of Quinlan, Texas
Grandchildren:
Bryan Bishop and wife, Diane, Monica Barrington, Kacie Littles, Cory Littles and wife, Sarah
5 great grandchildren
Two sisters:
Mary Howeth and husband, P.C. of Henderson, Texas
Barbara Haufe and husband, Charles of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Sisters-in-law:
Lucille Chote of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Ruthie Chote of Grand Saline, Texas
Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas
Linda Tyre of Center, Texas
Mary Tyre of Shelbyville, Texas
One step-mother: Wilma Chote of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Two half-aunts:
Ann Hughes and husband, Bill of Mena, Arkansas
Ellen Belcher and husband, Steve of Oden, Arkansas
One half-uncle: David Chote and wife, Barbara of Hatfield, Arkansas
Nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives; and many friends

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., June 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Tyre, Ray Stroope, James D. Tyre, Howard Gossett, Richard Gossett and Rusty Chote.

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


06/25/2012

Mr. Coy Nutt, age 90, well known East Texas petroleum businessman, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Mr. Nutt was born August 20, 1921, in Dotson, Texas, as a son of the late Robert B. Nutt and Emia Jane (Cassity) Nutt. Coy was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a staff sergeant during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Survivors include his son, Coy W. Nutt of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Dian Pitman of Nacogdoches; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Pastor Pat Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


06/23/2012

John Rogers Porter, Jr., 91, of Center passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born December 24, 1920 in Homer, Louisiana to John Rogers Porter, Sr. and Cynthia Elizabeth Brittain Porter. Mr. Porter was retired from the carpentry business and had worked for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Army Air Corps.

Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM Monday, June 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Richards, Pete Tallant, Chris Wood, Raymond Wood, Levi Willoughby and Bobby Addison. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Ross, Jay Watlington and Lonnie Chance.

He is survived by;
Daughter, DeAdrian Wood and husband Raymond of Center

Grandchildren;
Candace Barber and husband Shane of Center
Chance Porter and wife Alyson of Center
John Porter III of Nacogdoches
Chris Wood of Vidor

Great Grandchildren;
Scott Dickerson of Center
Laney Lee Porter of Center
Coleman Dickerson of Center

A soon to be Great-Great Grandchild, Kyla Renee Dickerson

Brother, Cooper Porter of Center

Sister, JoRuth Watlington and husband Jay of Lufkin

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Special caretakers, Jordan Healthcare and Tina Davis

Preceded in death by;
Wife, Dorothy Porter
Son, Lane R. Porter
Great Grandson, Dalton Michael Lout
Three brothers; Edward Porter, Billy Porter and Ted Porter
Two sisters; Frances Mena and Belva King

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


06/21/2012

Billie Bryan Campbell Shofner was born on July 19, 1935. Passed away June 21, 2012.

Ma Bill was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church of Center, Texas. Billie was a rural route letter carrier for over twenty-two years. She was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association and Order of the Eastern Star. She loved arts and crafts, making jewelry, painting, babysitting her grandbabies, yard work and pot plants. Reading was her favorite pastime, along with traveling abroad.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Manuel Bryan and Maggie Lorine Carlton Campbell; Sisters: Mozell Shillings and husband, J C Shillings
Odell Campbell

Billie’s survivors include

Sons:
Johnny Shofner of Shelbyville
Jeb Shofner and wife, Pam of Shelbyville
Nathan Shofner

Sisters:
Shirlynn Harbison and husband, Everett of Center

Grandchildren:
Anna, Justin, Adam, Haley, Ethan, Abby and Eli Shofner

Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins

Pallbearers will be Ricky Harbison, Jerry Fleming, Benny Holt, Mike Lengl, Tim Hooper, and Charlie Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

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


Funeral services for Roma Faye (Ceal) Molloy, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 23, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. John Goss and Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, June 22, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Molloy passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Timpson.

Born January 26, 1952, in Timpson, Texas, Roma Faye Ceal Molloy was the daughter of the late James Hubert and Jessie (Hughes) Ceal. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1970 and Massey Business College, Nacogdoches, TX in 1972. She and Randall Earl Molloy were married December 09, 1972, in First Baptist Church, Timpson. Roma was a secretary for Rugby Laboratories in Carrollton, TX, Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, TN, and First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her husband Randall Earl Molloy of Timpson; son Kevin Molloy and wife Erin of Timpson; daughter Stefanie Molloy McDonald and husband Greg of Center, TX; grandchildren: Zachary Sean Molloy, Asher Cole Molloy, Addison Paige Molloy, all of Timpson and Sydney Vee McDonald and Gavin Konner McDonald of Center; sister Yvonne Rhodes of Garrison; brothers James Ray Ceal and wife Dorothy and George Ceal and wife Kathy, all of Longview, TX; father and mother-in-law Robert and Winnie Molloy and brother and sister-in-law Larry and Melonia Molloy, all of Timpson; special cousin Jane Murray of Houston. In addition to her parents, Roma Molloy was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Benny Ray Rhodes.

Memorial denoations may be made to First Baptist Church, Timpson or Heart’s Way Hospice, Carthage, TX. To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Glenda Brown Hughes, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her residence. She was born July 24, 1945 in Houston to Glynn E. Brown and Thelma Ponder Brown. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Hughes enjoyed cooking and spending time hunting and fishing with her late husband, Jackie. She was a member of Galena Park Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Keli LeJuene and husband, Steven of Joaquin
Teri Poole and husband, Tim of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Brenna Bowen, Nathan Bowen, Jace LeJuene, Ariel LeJuene, Steven LeJuene Jr., Lakein LeJuene, Tori LeJuene, Ryan Hughes, Heather Smith Baker and husband, Kenny, James Poole and Alexander Poole.

Great Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Smith and Ashton Hughes
Cayden Michael Lee Baker
Kolton Baker
Tyler Baker

Mother: Thelma Brown of Galena Park

Brother: Dr. Michael Brown of Houston

Sister: Jeanne Jeffcoat of Galena Park

Sister-in-law: Brenda Graham of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jackie Michael Hughes
Father: Glynn E. Brown

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


Minnie Pearl Burch Smith Hammack, age 70, of Cushing, Texas, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

She was born on June 14, 1942, to parents Cecil Burch and Flossie Randolph Burch.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North St., Nacogdoches, with Bro. Michael Gillen officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery, located off Hwy. 147 in Broaddus, Texas.

Friends and family may attend visitation Wednesday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Minnie was a member of the Assembly of God of Cushing, Texas. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She liked to help other people and spent many of her years serving others. Minnie enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of animals. Her family loved her and they knew she loved them and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; hsuband Willie Smith Sr.; brothers, James Burch, Carl Wayne Burch, Dancelo Burch, and David Earl Burch; step-son, James Ray Smith; step-daughter, Kellie Jo Hammack; grandsons, Jason Reed and Larry Bayrall.

Minnie is survived by her husband, Donald Hammack; sons, Willie Smith and wife Karen, Cecil Smith and wife Cheryl Ann, and Dody Howard and wife Anita; daughters, Martha King and boyfriend Robert Jones, Minnie Jean Bradshaw and husband James, Jeanette Smith and fiancé Vincent Latham, and Peggy Lara and husband Juan; step-son, Donald Earl Hammack Jr. and wife Samantha; step-daughters, Julie Hammack and Deborah Hammack and fiancé Tim Mudderman; brothers, J.L. Burch, Billy Ray Burch, Gene Autry Burch, Steve Edward Burch, Johnny Dean Burch, Jerry Dean Burch, and Howard Taylor Burch; sisters, Thelma Lee Brown, Mildred Fay Martin, and Margarette Ann Barrett; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Broaddus Cemetery, P.O. Box 125, Broaddus, Texas 75929.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


06/19/2012

Junior Jolly, 104, of Center, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born June 12, 1908 in Center to Jeff Pate and Elizabeth Beck Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Jolly was a Preacher for Assemblies of God Churches and a member of First Assembly of God in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Del Pate officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McCauley, Dickie Gilchrist, Mark Ivey, Mark Matthews, Bill Bailey and Steve Campbell.

She is survived by
Son-in-law: Truman Hyden and wife, Opal of Center

Grandson: Zelmer Hyden and wife, Kellie of Alaska

Granddaughters:
Judy Collins and husband, Roy of Roswell, New Mexico
Charlotte Haney of Roswell, New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Junior Haney
Breanna Haney
Derrick Collins

Nephews:
Del Pate and wife, Juana of Center
Bill Windham of Center

Niece: Margie Manley of McAllen

Sister-in-law: Bell Thurman of Ft. Worth

Numerous other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Leslie Jolly
Daughter: Margaret Hyden

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


06/18/2012

Rodney Waller, 45, of San Augustine, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Billy Waller officiating. Burial will follow at Chumley Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 20, 1966 in San Augustine County to Aaron Waller and Maxie (Amburn) Chumley. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Granville & Luna Waller, Rube &Lena Amburn and Step-Father, Keith Chumley.

He is survived by daughter: Kasie Waller of Center

Mother: Maxie Chumley of San Augustine

Father: Aaron Waller of Beaumont

3 Sisters:
Shonia Putman & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Lesa Robertson & husband, Randy of Center
Tammie Jacobs & husband, Scott of Venus

Step-Grandmother: Corine Chumley of San Augustine

Nieces & Nephews:
Josh Windham & wife, Joni of Houston
Adam Copelin of Shelbyville
Jennifer Sims & husband, Nick of Shelbyville
Jessica Greer & husband, B.J. of San Augustine
Colton & Caleb Norton of Shelbyville
Cade Copelin of Shelbyville
Shelby, R.T. & Jessi Jacobs of Venus

Numerous Great Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Aunts & Uncles:
Carolyn Denby of Deridder, LA
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Alton Waller & wife, Glenda of Center
Jesse Waller of Center

Pallbearers: Josh Windham, Toby Robertson, Adam Copelin, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton, Michael Amburn, B.J. Greer, Nick Sims & Cade Copelin

Honorary Pallbearers: R.T. Jacobs and Gabriel Hoffman

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


Timothy Lynn “Tim” Essery, 52, Timpson, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1959 in Carthage to R.V. Essery and Ada Jane Wells Essery. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Dale Walker and Bro. Carrol Jones officiating.

He is survived by
Mother: Ada Essery of Tenaha
Sister: Mary Head and husband, Bobby of Gary
Brother: Mark Essery and wife, Kristy of Tenaha

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: R.V. Essery
Brother: Luke Essery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Essery’s name to Corinth Cemetery Fund, PO Box 507, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


06/15/2012

Carolyn Ann Irish Bourque, 67, of Orangefield, Texas died Wednesday June 13, 2012. She was born May 7, 1945 in Center Texas to Elroy Irish and Margie (Bailey) Irish. She graduated from Center High School in 1963, attended Panola College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State College in 1967. She taught elementary school in Port Arthur for three years, then thirty three years in the Bridge City School System. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Lamar State College. She retired in 2004.

She married Claude (Buddy) Bourque Jr. in 1969 and he preceded her in death in 2003. She was a member of the Old First Orange Baptist Church, Orange Texas.

She is survived by her step son, Skip Bourque and wife, Dianna, of Winston-Salem, NC; two brothers, Leonard Irish of Center, and Charles Irish and wife, Betty of Denton. She is also survived by her niece, Stacey Irish-Keffer and husband, Kennan Keffer; nephews, Collin Irish and wife, Amy of Littleton, CO and Keith Irish of Houston; grand nephews, Drake Keffer of Denton and Cole Irish of Littleton, CO and grand niece, Julia Irish of Littleton, CO.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Dr. Keith Meyer officiating. A graveside service and interment will be at Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 IH 10, Orange, Texas, or to the Newburn Cemetery Association, 2186 FM 2026, Center, Texas, or a charity of your choice.


Linda Faye Collins, 65, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born July 19, 1946 in Center, Texas to Barnett R. Mobley and Odell Fultz Mobley. Mrs. Collins owned and operated Collins Pest Control for many years. She was a member of McClelland Community Church, where she served as secretary and taught Sunday school for twenty-one years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 2012 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins, Sister Melba Rodgers and Bro. Charlie Bush officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Cory Collins, Richard Armstreet, Ronnie Gragg, Brian Slocum, Tim Hopkins, Roy Bailey, Troy Hess, Zac Mahan, Jon Collins and Josh Lout.

She is survived by
Daughter: Lori Alvis and husband, James of Center

Sons:
Chris Collins and wife, DeAnna of Center
Brian Collins and wife, Crystal of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Brittany Payne
Whittany Payne
Brianna Alvis
Cory Collins
Jon Collins
Mac Collins
Sadie Collins
Molly Collins

Sisters:
Teresea Whitton of Timpson
Shelia Aguilar of Timpson
Mary Hodge of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Parents: Barnett R. Mobley and Odell Fultz Mobley
Husband: Lonnie Collins
Sister: Wanda Sue Bearden

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


06/14/2012

Allie Mora Jordan Wilburn, 92, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Garrison Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born November 25, 1919 in Nacogdoches to John Hogg Mora and Addie Pearl Whitton Mora. Mrs. Wilburn was married to Johnny Jordan and they had five children. Mr. Jordan passed away in 1980. In 1990, she married Coleman Wilburn, who passed away two years after their marriage. She was a lifetime resident of Nacogdoches. Mrs. Wilburn was a member of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. John Voss officiating. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches.

She is survived by:
Children:
Lola Harris of Garrison
George P. Jordan of Appleby
Martha Van of Louisiana
Phillip Jordan of Camp Tonkawa

A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters:
Lewis Mora of Mexia
Glen Mora of Dallas
Josephine Skriavanek of Houston
Eddie Houston of Ervin

A host of friends and relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Hogg Mora and Addie Pearl Whitton Mora
Husband: Johnny Jordan
Husband: Coleman Wilburn
Son: Marlin Jordan
Three Brothers
Two Sisters

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


Funeral service for James F. Hall, Sr., 70, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Leroy Bowley officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 15, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Hall passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born March 17, 1942, in Wilkinson County, GA, James Frank Hall, Sr. was the son of the late John T. and Dealvah (Johnson) Hall. He retired from Moore Business Forms after 42 years as a district regional manager. He was a member of Center Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He also found time for carpentry, canning, and entertaining family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Maxine Hall of Timpson; son James F. Hall, Jr. and wife Donna of Perry, GA; daughters Shirley Velasco and husband J. R. of Abilene, TX, and Elaine Carter and husband Keith of Woodstock, GA; stepsons Michael Bryce and wife Karolyn and Bennie Bryce and wife Felicia, all of Timpson; step daughter-in-law Shonda Bryce of Timpson; and sisters Myrtice Brown and husband Winford of Muscadine, AL, Pat Clark of Salem, Oregon, Linda Jones and husband Paul of Cochran, GA, Marie Wages and husband Ed of Duluth, GA, and Bertha Hall of Carrollton, GA. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren: Cody and Ian Hall; Kyle Killgore; R. L., Grace, and Frank Velasco; Eric, Adam, and Sarah Carter; Cody, Taylor, and Amber Bryce; Shane Parker; Trevor Duke; and Kimberly and Kevin Zamora; great grandson Tucker Killgore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

James Hall, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents John T. and Dealvah Hall, brother John Hall, and stepson Donald Bryce.

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


Mrs. Ava Marie Hensarling, age 48, of Nacogdoches, passed from this life on Monday, June 11, 2012, in Nacogdoches.

Ava was born May 14, 1964, in San Augustine, Texas to Doris (Ponder) and Charles Hodges. She was a graduate of San Augustine High School being a member of The Class of 1982, was a Homemaker, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, April 14, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Husband, Jeff Hensarling of Nacogdoches; Son: Bryan Scott Morgan of Greenville; Daughters: Erin Marie Morgan of Austin; and Amber Jo Morgan of Lake Dallas, Texas; Father and Step-Mother: Charles H. Hodges and wife, Judy of Buna; Mother and Step-Father: Doris Mora and Gerald of Chireno; Sister: Donna R. Hodges of Chireno; Grandmother: Ava Ponder of Nacogdoches; Granddaughters: Ashty Lee Wright and Madisyn Marie Pierce and Grandson: Ethan Alexander Morgan

In lieu of usual Remembrances, the family has requested Memorials, and Donations to be made to the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter, PO Box 635030, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

Pallbearers will be Mike Rusk, Randy Copeland, David Perkins, Dean Rusk, Joe Y'Barbo, and Greg Johnson


06/11/2012

Ronald (Ronnie) Hairgrove, 50, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1961 in Houston to James Edward Hairgrove and Grace Rehrig Hairgrove. Mr. Hairgrove loved to rope and ride horses. He was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Timpson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Hall and Bro. Dock Lazerine officiating. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Daw, Jack Stephenson, Cade Green, Timbo Wilburn, Jimmy Hamilton, Eric Perry, Steven Bush, Tom Hairgrove and Burt Hairgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Gathright, Brent Gathright, Grant Stephenson, Michael Stephenson, Mike Crouch, Eric Perry and Chris Byrnes.

He is survived by
Wife: Susan Flournoy Hairgrove of Tenaha

Son: James Colton Hairgrove of Tenaha

Father: James Edward Hairgrove of Pearland

Sister: Kay Hairgrove Krenek and husband, Wilfred of Houston

Mother-in-law: Carolyn Flournoy and husband, Pete of Tenaha

Brother-in-law: Kenneth Flournoy and wife, Cheryl of Tenaha

Nieces and Nephews:
Jessica Flournoy Bush and husband, Colton
Taylor Flournoy
Matthew Flournoy

Great Nephew: Eli Bush

Preceded in death by
Mother: Grace Rehrig Hairgrove
Grandparents: Wilburn and Pearl Hairgrove, Walter and Viola Rehrig

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Hairgrove’s name to:
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, Texas 77210-4486
Phone: (713) 792-3450 or (800) 525-5841
www.mdanderson.org

Buena Vista Cemetery Fund
c/o Frances McIntyre
3442 CR 4916
Timpson, Texas 75975-9336

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


Alice “Marie” Broadway Odom, 79, of Tenaha, passed away June 11, 2012 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. She was born August 11, 1932 in Bastrop, Louisiana to John Henry Broadway and Mazelle Barton Broadway. Mrs. Odom was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star Chapter #185 and Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

She is survived by
Husband: L.B. “Red” Odom of Tenaha

Son: Mark Odom and wife, Reeca of Tenaha

Daughter: Debrah Coker and husband, Randy of Athens

Grandchildren:
Bradley Odom and wife, Alleena of Tenaha
Rainey Coker of Athens
Matthew Odom of Tenaha

Great Grandchild: Allison Odom of Tenaha

Brothers:
Jimmy Broadway of Tenaha

Sister:
Irene Gentry of Overton
Mary Johnson and husband, Jerry of Houston

Sister-in-law: Joyce Broadway of Dallas

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Henry Broadway and Mazelle Barton Broadway
Son: David Odom
Brother: Henry Broadway

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


Betty Jane Shields, 84, of Center passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home. She was born August 31, 1927 in Lockland, Ohio to Henry Gemmer and Dessie Gemmer. Mrs. Shields was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

She is survived by

Sons:
Leroy Shields and wife Gloria of Seguin
Gene Shields and wife Judi of Center
David Shields and wife Vicki of Center
Keith Shields and wife Terry of Center

Grandchildren:
Leroy Shields of Kentucky
Shawn Shields of Seguin
Michelle Shields of Seguin
Michael Shields Bush of Center
Candice Eaves of Center
Tiffany Shields of Center
David Shields of Center
Gene Shields of Center
Karen Harvey of Center
Justin Shields of Center
Keith Shields of Center
Brittany Shields of Center

14 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Henry and Dessie Gemmer
Husband: Leroy Shields, Sr.
Brothers: Floyd Erwin, Leroy Erwin, Gene Gemmer, Glen Gemmer and Gary Gemmer
Grandson: Brian Shields
Nephew: Glen Gemmer, Jr.

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


06/10/2012

Walter Allen, 84, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father, Jose Luis Vidarte officiating. Military Graveside and burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home and Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. following visitation at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born February 24, 1928 in Zion, Arkansas to William Burl and Thelma (Gilbert) Allen. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and the US Army. He retired as Assistant Manager over the transportation department with Salt River Project in Phoenix, AZ. He was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Burl & Thelma Allen, Wife, Mary Lou Allen, Step-Sisters, Vada Porter & Frances Burrell.

He is survived by:

Wife, Viola Henson Allen of Center

Son, William “Bill” Allen & wife, Sheena of Washington State

Daughter, Terri Lacher & husband, Bob of Center
Daughter, Anne Christine Kendall & husband, Ellis of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Tanya Suzanne Johns & husband, David of Washington State
Sherree Wilkinson & husband, Greg of Utah
Shaun Allen & wife, Shauna of Washington State
Richard Allen & wife, Melissa of Virginia
Trisha Adams & husband, Kirk of Utah
Ryan Allen & wife, Sara of Washington State
John Guzman, Jr. & wife, Elizabeth of San Antonio
Kristine Charlton & husband, David of Phoenix, AZ
Michael Guzman of Center
Joseph Guzman of Phoenix, AZ
Robert Lacher & wife, Melissa of Kentucky
Amie Powell & wife, Robert of Cypress
Mary McGinness & husband, Brendan of New Orleans, LA
Teresa Kendall & fiancé, Jess Hart of Washington State
Sarah Engel & husband, Aaron of Boulder, CO

Numerous Great Grandchildren

Step Sister, Anita Fischer of California

3 Step Daughters:
Vickie Kelley & Partner, Sophia Estes of Fayetteville, AR
Janette Jones of Monroe, LA
Bobbie Jones & husband, Jason of Brandon, MS

8 Step Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends & Family

In lieu of flowers family requests donations can be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

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


06/09/2012

Margie Geraldine Pryor, 84, of Center passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at her residence. She was born September 1, 1927 in Shelby County to Dandy Byford and Nora Anderson Byford. Mrs. Pryor was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, June 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Peery, Leon Carter, Russel Pryor, Paul Pryor, Joseph Carter and Michael Carter.

She is survived by:

Son, Larry Pryor and wife Trudy of Houston

Daughters;
Mary Carter and husband Leon of Denton
Betty Peery and husband Frank of Greenwood, Indiana

Grandchildren;
Russel Pryor and wife Sarah of Austin
Paul Pryor and wife Sarah of Santa Monica, California
Lauren Pryor of Houston
Michael Carter of Rockwall
Joseph Carter of Denton
Jamie Swift of Indianapolis, Indiana

Great Grandchildren;
Austin Carter
Tanner Carter
Casper Carter
Clayton Carter
Hunter Swift
Mya Swift
Addison Phillips

Sisters;
Olene Henderson of Center
Gloria Miller of Houston

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by;
Husband, Lloyd Pryor
Parents, Dandy and Nora Byford
Brothers, Novellee Byford and James Byford

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


06/08/2012

Leroy Horton, Jr., 48, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012. He was born March 7, 1964 to Leroy and Ellen Horton. He graduated from Garrison High School and was employed at Nibco in Nacogdoches.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 11am at Mout Olive CME Church Garrison, Texas with Rev. Leander Hines, officiating. Interment will follow at Green wood Cemetery #2 in Garrison, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his mother, Ellen; one sister Sonya; and two nephews, the love of his life, Joshua and Noah; and a special firend, Willie E. Scott. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Horton Sr.; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Active pallbearers will be:

Maurice Maxie, Eric Thomas, Travis Simon, Clay Thomas, Ronnie Horton, Clint Walker, Quince Williams, and Buria Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers: Joshua K. Williams, Patrick L. Woodards, Noah L. Yarbrough, Willie E. Scott, Steve K. Horton, W.L. Daniels (Fork), Sedric D. Horton, and Ray Barrett.

Arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Gloria Jean Banister Shumway, age 77, of Joaquin passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Willis Knighton North Hospital in Shreveport, La.

Services will be 2pm Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mark Woolf officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

Gloria was born October 16, 1934 in Jacksonville, TX to parents, John T. Banister, Sr. & Yvonne (Segler) Banister. She graduated from Joaquin High School. She is retired from Caddo Parish School Board as a bus driver. She was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Joaquin, She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Victory Chapter # 130 in Shreveport, La and a member of the Joaquin Chapter # 903. She was also a member of Khafra Temple # 121, Daughters of the Nile in Shreveport, La.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John T. Banister, Sr. & Yvonne (Segler) Banister and
her husband, Emmitt J. Shumway.

Among her survivors include:

2 Daughters:
Janet Lopez of Oktaha, OK
Jill Green & husband, Mark of Shreveport, LA

5 Grandchildren:
James Carlton Green of Shreveport,LA
Jose Lopez, Jr. of Oktaha, OK
Lauren Green of Shreveport, LA
Antonio Lopez of Oktaha, OK
Jesse Lopez of Oktaha, OK

1 Great Grandson: Antonio Washington, Jr. of Shreveport, LA

Special Family:
Amber Geesey, Coti Harris, Savannah Landers & their mother, Christy Williams

2 Sisters: Yvonnne Lafitte of Joaquin
Billie Ruth Waggner of Louisiana

2 Brothers: John Banister, Jr. of Delta, Pennsylvania
Jack Banister of Houston

Pallbearers: James Carlton Green, Jose Lopez, Jr., Antonio Lopez,
Jesse Lopez, Jose Lopez, Sr., & Mark Green

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


.06/07/2012

George “Butch” Willingham entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior peacefully in his sleep on June 3, 2012, while in Islamabad, Pakistan on a Missions trip.

A memorial service and celebration for Butch’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the chapel of Green Acres Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Phelps and Dr. David Dykes officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn cemetery, Center, TX, at a later date under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler.

He was born December 6, 1943 in Waco to the late George A. Willingham, Sr. and Mattie Frank Ballard.

Butch worked as a financial planner for Met Life and was active in many aspects of his church family. During his membership at Tyler Metro Church, he began serving in the Missions field. His love of travel also carried over into his membership at Green Acres Baptist Church where he also became actively involved with Missions program there. At Green Acres he was a member of the Jim and Cheryl Echols Sunday school class and sang in the Celebration Choir, as well as narrating during services.

His devotion to others was seen also in his local commitment as he served as chairman on the Traffic Safety Board, place #7, for the City of Tyler for the 2005-2013 term. He also loved bike riding and served on the Bike Texas board, an advocacy group for biking, as well as serving as past president of the Tyler Bicycle Club.

Survivors include his wife of 8 years, Kathy Willingham of Tyler; daughters, Elisabeth Willingham Eckerfield and husband Cpt. Thomas Eckerfield, USMC, of Tyler, Mandy Willingham Campbell and husband Joel Campbell of White Oak; step-brother, Don Wyatt of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Sunny Eckerfield, Mason and Clayton Campbell. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlcie Rudd Willingham; a sister, Sharon Willingham; and a step-brother, Hal Wyatt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International.


06/06/2012

Edith Baker, 88, of Huxley and the Shelby County area, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Grace Care Center of Cypress in Cypress, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 30, 1923 in Shelby County to Eddie Franklin and Maggie O. (Miller) Delaney. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eddie & Maggie Delaney, Husband, Albert Baker,
Son, Hubert “Hubie” Baker, Son, Richard Baker and Daughter-in-law, Patricia Baker, Sister, Lela Permenter and Brother, Leroy Delaney.

She is survived by son: Lonnie Baker of Willis

Son: Kenneth Baker & wife Sherry of Willis

Daughter: Angie Carlson & husband, Gary of Houston

Grandchildren:
Stephen Baker of Houston
Jennifer Malloy of Willis
Mandy Willis & husband, Chris of Jasper
Bryan Baker & wife, Jennifer of Richmond
Emma & Madelyn Carlson of Houston

Step-Grandchildren:
Sandy Hoelzer & Brandi Adams

Great Grandchildren:
Dalton & Delaney Holley
Ty & Ava Baker
Bailee Adams

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Rick Permenter, Charles Delaney, Stephen Baker,
Bryan Baker & Prentice Hendricks

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


Mary Helen Simmons, 64, of Nacogdoches formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Stallings Court in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Knight & Chapel Cemetery in Lewisville, Arkansas. Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 10, 1947 in Lafayette County, Arkansas to Leland and Annie (Hendricks) Rogers. She was a member of Old Home Baptist Church. She was a very devoted friend & family member. She was always ready to give a helping hand and she always put others before herself.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Leland & Annie (Hendricks) Rogers, Infant Sister, Baby Rogers and
Sister-in-law, Marie “Recee” Rogers.

She is survived by husband: Rolan Simmons of Nacogdoches

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Randy & Angie Simmons of Buckner, Ark

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Bobbie Sue & Michael Scates of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandon Simmons & wife, Carri of Garrison
Randi McDonald & husband, Tyler of Lewisville, Ark
Dale Scates of Center
Kaleigh Scates of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper
Kaydence Simmons
Hunter McDonald

Brother:
Merrill Rogers of Buckner, Ark

Sister:
Virginia Covington & husband, Bill of Buckner, Ark

Sister-in-law:
Francis Hughes & husband, Sidney of New Waverly

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

A Special Thank you to Hospice of East Texas & Doctors & Staff of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

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


06/05/2012

Graveside service for Alice Joy (Crump) Ross, 76, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 12 Noon, Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday from 11:00 AM until service time. Mrs. Ross passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, in Timpson.

Born July 6, 1935, in Timpson, Alice Joy Crump Ross was the daughter of the late Wiley Alfred and Winnie Bell (Ramsey) Crump. She and Everett Allen Ross were married May 20, 1962, in Carthage, TX.
Alice was a bookkeeper for Shell Oil Company in Deer Park, TX, and interior designer with Foretravel in Nacogdoches, TX. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. Always a busy lady, Alice loved caring for her family and also found time for raising Yorkshire terriers.

Survivors include her husband E. A. Ross of Timpson; sons Greg Ross and wife Lisa of Wing, AL, and Allen Ross and wife Kami of Nacogdoches; daughter Desiree McKey and husband Dave of Nacogdoches; brothers: Bobby Gene Crump and wife Wanda of Sulfur Springs, TX, Doye Rodney Crump and wife Mary Beth of Timpson, and Ronnie Crump and wife Debbie of Nacogdoches; sisters Patricia Ann Clepper and husband Gene of Timpson, and Vicki Sue Miller and husband Randy of Shreveport, LA; 9 grandchildren: Kayla Hughes and husband Stacy, Klara Joy Burgeron and husband James, Kellie Lynn McKey, Chester Allen Ross, Whitney and Britney Ross, Lee Palafox, Diamond Ross, and Jason Hughes and wife Candice; 11 great grandchildren: Jessy Hughes, Brandon Hughes, Dillon Grace, Hannah Grace,
Dakota Burgeron, Hadley Burgeron, Peyton McKey, Coleman Hughes, David Hughes, Kayla Hughes, and Damon Hughes.

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


Ms. Penny Fussell Daughtery, age 66, of San Augustine, passed from this life late last evening, June 4, 2012, in San Augustine.

Penny was born in Jasper County, Texas, on September 19, 1945, to Maxine (Matteaurer) Fussell and Carmen Fussell. She was employed as the Tax Assessor for the County of San Augustine; Retired from the City of San Augustine, and afterwards she retired from the Department of Public Safety Office in Center. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter in Center, and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7th, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Rev. David Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Those left to cherish her memory include: Her Son: Chad Murray of Hemphill; Grandson: Jackson Murray of Hemphill; Brother-in-law: Ronnie Fitzgerald of Huntington; Nephews and Spouses: Todd and Lesleigh Fitzgerald of Timpson and Brad and Monica Fitzgerald of Timpson; Niece and Spouse: Brenda and Jimmy Caldwell of Huntington; Great-Nephews and Nieces: Ryan and NIcholaus Fitzgerald of Timpson, John Paul and Luke Packard of Timpson, Brandon and Crystal Holiday of Huntington, Justin and Samantha Martin of San Antonio, and Michael and Kayla Caldwell of Lufkin; Great-Great Nephews and Nieces: Slade Holiday of Huntington, Lane and Lexi Martin of San Antonio, and Maddilynn Caldwell of Lufkin


06/04/2012

Sharon Harkness, 65, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Larry Chandler officiating. Burial will follow at McClelland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 9, 1946 to Murray Thomas and Florence (Borders) Harkness. She was member of the Center Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Murray and Florence Harkness.

She is survived by:
2 Brothers:
Sonny Harkness of Center
Henry Ricky Harkness of Center

Cousin:
Neal King of Euless

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


06/03/2012

James E. Owens, 68, of Huxley, passed away June 3, 2012 at his home in Huxley. He was born April 5, 1944 in Orange to James S. Owens and Selma M. Oswalt Owens. Mr. Owens retired from the City of Huxley after twenty-one years of service and was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend Lake for many years. He attended Lydia Missionary Baptist Church and Huxley Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Steve Oswalt, Keith Oswalt, Sammy Furlow, Craig Oswalt, Scott Peveto and Gilbert Vaughn.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mary Owens of Huxley

Daughters:
Penny Bird and husband, Mike of Center
Debra Owens of Dallas

Son: James E. Owens of Longview

Brother: Kenneth Owens and wife, Priscilla of Mont. Belvieu

Sister: Cathy Kirkland and husband, Ralph of Orange

Grandchildren:
Jase Bird, Julie Bird,
Michael Ryan OwnBey,
Trevor Ruiz, Nicole Ruiz and Jordan Ruiz.

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James and Selma Oswalt Owens
Brother-in-law, Verlon Ellerbe

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


06/02/2012

John Wess Barnhill, Jr., 67 of Center, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born January 26, 1944 in Galveston, Texas to John W. Barnhill, Sr. and Gladys Barnhill. Mr. Barnhill served in the Unites States Navy.

Visitation will be held from 3:00pm until 4:30pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Ember Brunson and husband, Christopher of Rosharon, Texas
Christine Doggett and husband, Billy of Center
Traci Barnhill Castell and husband, Arian of Santa Fe

17 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Barnhill.

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


06/01/2012

Leonard Earl Kauffman, 64, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Leonard Earl Kauffman was born July 4, 1947 to Alvin and Katherine Kauffman. He departed this life May 30, 2012. He joined Carroll Chapel church at an early age. He graduated from East Liberty High School.

Services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11am at Carroll Chapel CME Church, Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Billy Gardner officating. Interment to follow at Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Katherine Kauffman; one sister, Virginia Horton; brother-in-law, Nelse Horton; one brother, Johnny Kauffman; a host of uncles and aunts; three special cousins, A.T. Cartwright, Waymon Gardner, and Tony Warren.

He leaves to cherish his memories:
Niece, Lakeisha Young

Nephews:
Steve Horton and wife Debra
Sedrick Horton

Great nephews: JaKelon Horton, Jabraylon Berry, Donavon Latin, Braston Jones

Great neice: Dreclyn Jones

Uncle, C.D. Kauffman of Shelbyville, Texas

Aunt, Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas

Honorary Pallbearers: Sedrick Horton, Steve Horton, Eric Gardner, Donavon Latin, Jakelon Horton, Jabraylon Berry, and Braston Jones.

Active Pallbearers: Michael Gardner, Chris Cartwright, Bobby Cartwright, Tommy Gardner, Arthur Reed, and Eric McCollister

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


Fredda M. Autrey, 92, of Sweetwater, formerly of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. She was born July 6, 1919 in Rising Star to Fred W. Bennett and Ida Mae Stouall.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by
Sister: Jeannine Stewart of Roscoe

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Fred W. Bennett and Ida Mae Stouall
Husband: Earl Autrey
Four Brothers

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

05/31/2012

Jerry Johnson, 66, of Logansport, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born April 6, 1946 in Orange, Texas to J.T. Johnson and Nora Finklea Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: Linda Kay Johnson of Logansport, Louisiana

Daughter: Cindy Kay Vick and husband, Monte of Joaquin, Texas

Sons:
Jarrod Earl Johnson and wife, Sharol of Logansport, Louisiana
Jason Andrew Johnson and wife, Christina of Logansport, Louisiana

Brothers:
Johnny Johnson and wife, NaDonna of Huxley, Texas
Ricky Johnson and wife, Laurie of Tenaha, Texas

Sisters:
Peggy Moore of Center, Texas
Sue Chisenhall and husband, Eddie of Center, Texas
Kathy Mora and husband, Jerry of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amanda Olivas Radney
Antonio Dewayne Olivas
Elvia Danielle Weddle
Marcus Lee Olivas

Great Grandchildren:
Jace and Kason Radney
Ely and Kaylee Olivas
Corbin and Gracie Olivas
Ala and Amerie Weddle

Sister-in-law: Reba Gay Rogers of Logansport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.T. Johnson and Nora Finklea Johnson
Grandchildren: Christy, Misty and Reuban

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


05/29/2012

Funeral services for Tommie LaMyrle Alexander will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 31, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Orval Miller and Bro. Dale Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 30, at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Alexander passed away May 28, 2012, in Timpson, TX.

Tommie LaMyrle Alexander was born August 5, 1935 to the late Willie L. “Snooks” and Gladys Gertrude Cash Chambers in Patroon, TX. She attended school at Patroon and Shelbyville until her family moved to Hemphill where she graduated in 1952. On May 29, 1961, she graduated from Houston Vocational Technical High School with an LVN nursing degree. After receiving her degree in nursing, Tommie and her husband Charles Alexander returned to her East Texas roots where she would work as a nurse at Shelby General Hospital.

In 1962, Charles and Tommie incorporated Timpson Tamco and Timpson, Texas became their home. This is where they would raise their children and own and operate several businesses throughout the years. In 2003, Tommie was honored with the Pioneer Spirit award by the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Everyone was always welcomed at Miss Tommie’s. She loved each of her children’s friends as if they were her own. Anyone who has ever known her has rich fond memories of her, whether they be a friend or employee. The most important relationship in Tommie’s life was with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Her unbending faith in Christ carried her through many good and bad times. She never failed to be thankful for all her blessings. The most precious of all her blessings were her children, grandchildren and great greandchildren. She exemplified God’s love by being a never-ending blessing to all those around her. She not only was a mother, or friend, but an angel bound here on earth who is now set free.

In addition to her parents, Tommie is preceded in death by her most trusted life long friend and business partner, Charles Hershel Alexander, grandson Christopher Shane Peveto, and best friend and cousin Mary Alice Cash Davis. She leaves behind a multitude of blessings in her children, Billy Wayne Peveto of Timpson, Charles David Alexander and wife Patti of George West, TX, and her daughter Teri Lea Alexander of Timpson. Her treasury of grandchildren who brought her endless hours of joy: Jason Peveto, Seth Alexander, Taylor Alexander, Kayla Faust, Victoria Mosby, Halea Mosby, Lauren Alexander and Joshua Alexander.

Her blessings were multiplied again by the addition of her great-grandchildren: Shane Peveto, Sky Peveto, Collin Alexander, Alexis Alexander, Chloe Stanley and Brittany Peveto and step great grandchild Khyle Busca.

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


A celebration of the life of T.P. Cockrell, Jr., 51 of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Center, Texas, was held Monday, May 21, 2012 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Chapel in St. Paul, Minnesota.

T.P. passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in St. Paul after a sudden illness. He was born August 14, 1960 in Nuremburg, Germany to T.P. Cockrell and Kyoko Seino. T.P. loved hunting, fishing, and working with wood and was a contractor by trade.

He was preceded in death by parents T.P. and Lillian Cockrell.

T.P. is survived by his wife, Dawn Tschida Cockrell; parents, Paul and Kyoko Giannandrea of Shelbyville; sisters/brothers-in-law Rosa (John) Askew of Center, Maria (Steven) Harkness of Shelbyville, Floye (Wayne) Parker of Center; Brothers/sisters-in-law Bill (Wanda) Cockrell of Jasper, Carlos (Karen) Gray of Center; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. T.P. also had an extensive number of friends in St. Paul that became his adopted family.


5/28/2012

Joe Bennett Payne, age 64, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Mr. Payne was born April 25, 1948, in San Augustine County, Texas, as a son of the late Edgar Payne and Wynona Husband Payne. He had worked several years as a retired truck driver. Joe was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner.

He is survived by his son, Justin R. Payne and wife Misti of Etoile, Texas; Marita Payne Hester of Bonham, Texas, Texas; grandchildren, Hunter "Hercules" Payne of Etoile and Destynie Clemons and Gracie Hester, both of Bonham; brothers and sisters, Delores Payne Gage and husband Dale of Porter, Texas, David Glenn Payne and wife Gail of Woden, Texas, George Payne and wife Penney of Melrose, Texas, Rachel Elaine Figueroa of Austin, Texas, Steven E. Payne of Woden, Texas, and Roy Dale Payne and wife Rubena of Huntington, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow with Masonic rites at Blue Springs Cemetery, located on FM 226 South in Etoile, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online condolences and memories accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Funeral services for Jimmie Nell Beckham Lemons, 78, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating.

Interment will be in New Hope Congregational Methodist Cemetery, Center, TX. Mrs. Lemons passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born April 24, 1934, in Center, Texas, Jimmie Nell Beckham Lemons was the daughter of the late Victor and Macel (Tyer) Beckham. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and spent her adult years caring
for her family and loved ones.

Survivors include her daughter Michele Dawn Evans and husband Mark of Houston; son Billy Earl Eddison and wife Debra of Jacksonville, FL; brother Butch Beckham and wife LaNell of Timpson; special sisters Patricia Ford of Center, TX, and Joy McClaskey of Hurst, TX; grandchildren: Miranda, Angela, Crystal, Hunter, and Carlee; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jimmie Beckham Lemons was preceded in death by husbands Billy Earl Eddison, Sr., Dan Bickham, and Ray Lemons.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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


5/25/2012

Darlie Rainey Wheeler, 59, of Center, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born January 21, 1953 in Houston to Luther Partin and Bonnie Bean Partin. Mrs. Wheeler loved to fish, hunt and cook. She was of the Southern Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with William Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at Thomas Cemetery in San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Scott Agnew, Todd Walker, Tyler Elumbaugh, Elton Bush, Thomas Brown and John Gray Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Wheeler, Tommy McClelland, Don Bush, Tommy Harris, Don Parmer and John Gray Sr.

She is survived by hHusband: Charles Wheeler of Center

Son: Tony Rainey of Houston

Daughters:
Tina Elumbaugh and husband, Lee of San Augustine
Nickie Tarver and husband, Ray of San Augustine
Carey Agnew and husband, Scott of Shelbyville
Heather Walker of Lufkin

Grandchildren: Ginger Lundell, Toni Rainey, Jessica Runnels, Tyler Elumbaugh, Chad Elumbaugh, TJ Tarver, Megan Tarver, Madison Agnew, Blane Agnew, Maci Walker, Emma Walker and Presley Walker

Great Grandchildren: Dalton Sowell, Jaelan Elumbaugh, Parker Lundell, Jettah Greer, Cutter Tarver, and Pepper Tarver

Cousin: Robert McKethian of Alazan

Preceded in death by
Parents: Luther Partin and Bonnie Bean Partin
Husband: Jerry Rainey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
American Alzheimer’s Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011
Donate by phone: 1.800.272.3900
Donate online: www.alz.org

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


Bettie Childress, 79, of Jasper formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Grandson, Matt Cruse officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. Noon, until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 27, 1932 in Tenaha to Louis and Lottie (Harriston) Finklea. She is of the Church of Christ faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Louis and Lottie Finklea, Husband, Harold Lloyd Childress and Brother, Edgar Finklea.

She is survived by:

3 Children:
Hugh McNaughten & wife, Joy of Nashville, TN
Vicki Howard of Jasper
John Children & wife, Heather of Jasper

15 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren

Special Friends:
Jamie “House” & Lydia Jones
Ruby Clifton
Larry & Janet Berry
“Lady Bug”

Special Thank You to Integrity Home Health & Odyssey Hospice

Pallbearers: Matt Cruse, Kenneth Howard, John Childress, Larry Berry, Dustin Streed and Jamie “House” Jones

Honorary Pallbearers: Randall Glenn and Mitch Devillier

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


Life came to close on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center for Eric D. Garrett (Peter Rabbit), 42 of Center.

He was born on December 25, 1969 to the late Minnon Garrett Jr. and Mary L. Reed. Eric joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at an early age.

He leaves to cherish his memories, wife Sovia Garrett; two daughters, JaQuinthia A. Garrett Howard, and Quintay T. Rankin of Shreveport, Louisiana; three brothers, Melvin (Felicia) Jackson of Lufkin, Texas. Tony (Pam) Garrett of Tenaha, Texas, and Demetrius Mosley of Timpson, Texas; five sisters, Gloria Garrett of Center, Texas, Marvis (Roy) Riggans of Carthage, Texas, Machell (Michael) Hubbard of Center, Texas, Mary Garrett of San Augustine, Texas, and Roslyn Moore of Center, Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm at the Community Home Chapel in Center, Texas.
Services for Mr. Garrett will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

Interment will follow at Brittian Creek Cemetery East Hamilton community with Rev. David P. Mitchell officiating.


5/24/2012

Mr. Clifford Ray Williams Sr., 68, of Nacogdoches County passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Williams was born August 19, 1943, in New Gulf, Texas, as a son of Ervin Hiram Williams and Ruth Doveen Johnston Williams and had lived most of his life in the Houston and Nacogdoches areas.

With 30 years service, Clifford retired from Gulfex Inc., working as a pipefitter and supervisor. His co-workers at Gulfex were his second family. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as listening to music.

Survivors include his wife, Fay Williams of Nacogdoches; children, Gay Lynn Smith and husband Robert Parks of Mobile, Alabama, Clifford Ray Williams Jr. and wife Pam of Nacogdoches, Debra Fay Thompson and husband Will of Carthage, and Teresa Ann Williams of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Michael Scott Smith of Lubbock, Lydia Joan Smith and Becky Raelynn Smith, both of Mobile, Terea Joann Young of Carthage, Ervin Hiram Williams and James Ray Williams, both of Nacogdoches; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Covington of Carthage; brothers, Willie James Williams and wife Sharon and Ira Louis Williams and wife Johnette, all of Garrison; a sister, Audrey Oliver of Nacogdoches; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Orvin Matlock and wife Sue of Porter and James Ray Matlock of Timpson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Williams; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Ann Weatherly and Sally Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Dwayne Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Isabell Chapel Cemetery near Mount Enterprise.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Williams, Darryl Williams, Rodney Ainsworth, E.J. Williams, Hank Williams, and Chastin Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Cade Kendrick and Donald Williams.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

The family wishes to express a special appreciation to the staffs of Heart to Heart Hospice and Nacogdoches Medical Center’s Cancer Center.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Mildred Rider “Mee Maw” Milford, born May 17, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas, a longtime Pasadena resident, then Pearland resident, went to be with her Lord on May 24, 2012. She died at her home in Pearland, Texas with family, close friends and her loyal chihuahua companion, Poco, attending at her side. She was happiest when surrounded by her family, friends, flowers and garden. Her self-sacrificing generous nature and wonderful sense of humor touched everyone fortunate enough to have known her.

She entered into eternal life, preceded by
Parents: Arthur Rider and Annie Royal Rider
Brothers: Claude Earl Rider, Ellis Parker Rider and Alton Arthur Rider
Sister: Anna Berry Rider
Loving Husband: Hilliard Hillen Milford

Mildred is survived by
Her only child: S.A. Milford
Grandchildren: Noelle Hargis Milford and Story Milford
Nephew: Dale Rider
Special Friends, whose love was appreciated, Jane Hargis, Elaine Hand, Judy Claney Sr., Francesca Kearns and Jhanine Binderman

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Royce Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha.

Honorary pallbearers will be Linda Weyandt Sr., Francesca Kearns, Jhanine Binderman, Noelle Hargis Milford, Reverend Dale Rider, Jane Hargis, Elaine Hand, Judy Clancy and Tom Menefee.

It is with deep gratitude that we express a heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for the many expressions of kindness and help during the time of bereavement. We deeply appreciate your many acts of love and your comforting presence. Whatever you may have done to console our hearts, we thank you so very much. May God richly bless each of you for the love that you expressed to all of us. The family would also like to thank Solari Hospice for their compassionate care.

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


05/23/2012

George Henry Hutcherson, of Hallsville, Texas, went home to be with his Lord on May 20, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1926, in Horatio, Arkansas. George was a great husband, father, brother, Grandpa, PePaw, friend, coach and teacher who was also known as "Mr. H." He will be missed by many.

George graduated from Timpson High School in 1943 at 16 years of age. He enlisted in the United States Marines right away. He celebrated his 18th birthday twice because he was crossing the International Date Line at the time. George served in the Pacific Theater on Saipan and Tinian in the Marianas. He enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1949, and served five years total in the military.

After this discharge, he enrolled in University of Texas in 1949 and went with his childhood friend, Billy Hunt. George was a member of the freshman Longhorn football team that year, but was never able to play because of a shoulder injury. He transferred to Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College (then) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in math and science. During this time, he was helping coach at Timpson High School. After graduation, he coached at Beckville for five years, also teaching sixth-grade science and math. He received his Masters of Education from SFA also, as well as his Superintendent certification. He moved to Carthage then, coaching and teaching seventh-grade math.

He met the love of his life, Donna Dean Clark, there at Carthage and they married in January 1959. They moved to Hallsville in 1968 and he taught there until his retirement, after 38 years of teaching, in May 1992. George loved life. He was a sports enthusiast, enjoying watching most any game. He played semi-pro baseball and coached all the sports in schools. He watched his sons participate in sports and his grandsons as well. He enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and attending concerts. Above all, he was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Hallsville, serving in all capacities in his 43-year membership there. He devoted 20 years to serving on and leading mission teams, most of which were on the Navajo Reservation. He was a fine example of a Christian gentleman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha Hutcherson; his siblings, William, Arthur and Frances Hutcherson Farmer; and his two daughters, Holly and Shela.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Donna Dean; his sons, Lamar and Patty Hutcherson of Magnolia, Texas, Michael and Leanne Hutcherson of Highland Village, Texas, and Mark and Charlotte Hutcherson of Deer Park, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heather Lewis, Jennifer Harris, Jonathan Hutcherson, Lara Hutcherson, Amy Hutcherson, John Hutcherson, Grant Hutcherson, Ben Hutcherson, Brooksy Bresnen, Maurice Bresnen, Zachary Poon and Max Poon; his great-grandchildren, Taylor Harris, Cieara Hicks and Collin Hicks; special great-granddaughters, Amberlyn and Aubrie Carter and their father, Aaron Carter; and his faithful companion, Romeo. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Charles Hutcherson of Center; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jan and George Atkinson of Houston; nieces and nephews, Lois (Dan) Templin, Jennifer Atkinson, Geoff (Julianne) Atkinson, Jayne Crain, Penny Lynch, Lizann Burke, William (Charlene) Farmer and James (Kay) Farmer; first-cousin, Beth (Marion) Shepherd; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends and former students.

According to his wishes, George will be cremated and his ashes buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. There will be a celebration of life service at at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, First United Methodist Church, Hallsville. There will be a visitation with the family after the service in the church fellowship hall.
The family would like to express its thanks to Good Shepherd Hospital and its staff, to Dr. Sharma, Texas Oncology and its staff and Heart'sWay Hospice and its staff. All of you took such great care of him and were so caring to him. God bless you.

Memorials may be made to the George and Donna Dean Hutcherson Band Scholarship Fund, Holly Clark Hutcherson Scholarship at Lon Morris College, First United Methodist Church, Hallsville, Heart'sWay Hospice, or the American Cancer Society .


05/22/2012

James Burton Garner Jr. passed away May 15th in Denison, TX. James was born June 18, 1957 in Miami, Florida. He is survived by: his wife Susan of Sherman, TX; his Mother Bonlean Garner of Joaquin, TX; three daughters, Cherylnn Garner and husband Ronald Rodrigues of Nacogodoches TX, Brandy Berry and husband Tyron Hawkins of Carthage, TX, and Tiffany Estes and husband Mark of Joaquin, TX; one sister, Karen Clifton and husband Roger of Joaquin, TX; brothers, Tom Garner and wife Donna of Atlanta, GA, Sam Garner and wife Tammy of Joaquin, TX, Tim Garner of Center TX, and Raymond Garner of Joaquin, TX. At his request he will be cremated and a memorial will be held at a later date.


05/21/2012

Keith Chumley, age 64, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 19, 2012, in San Augustine.

Keith was born on July 14, 1947, in San Augustine, Texas, to Corine (Isenblitter) Chumley and Earl Edward Chumley, Sr. He served in the Navy during Vietnam in the Sea Bees. He was on the Board of Directors for Texas Farm Bureau, Served on the Junior Livestock Committee, and was a member of the VFW, and DAV. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the First Baptist Church, San Augustine, with Bro. Clint Hines, and Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in the Chumley Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Monday evening, May 21, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 7972

Those who are left to cherish his memory include: wife, Maxie Amburn Chumley of San Augustine; Mother, Corine Chumley of San Augustine; Brother, Earl Edward Chumley, Jr and his wife, Verna of Weir, Ms.; Sisters, Kathie Haley and her husband, Richard of San Augustine; Dianne Chumley of Dallas; step children: Shonia Putman and her husband Keith of Shelbyville; Lesa Robertson and her husband, Randy of Center; Rodney Waller of San Augustine; Tammie Jacobs and her husband, Scott of Venas; step-grandchildren, Josh/Jonie Windham, Adam Copelin, Jennifer/Nick Sims, B.J./Jessica Greer, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton, Kasie Waller, Cade Copelin, Shelby, R.T. and Jessie Jacobs; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Ellen Chumley Brown and her husband Travis, Linda Chumley Thigpen and her husband Howard, Trey, Cici, Hunter and Sam Haley, Christian Sparks and Lisa Massey; great nieces Cara Rae Brown, Veronica Leigh Brown, Avery Thigpen; great nephew Denton Thigpen; caregiver Jodi Page Hoffman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Earl Edward Chumley, Sr.

Pallbearers will include, B.J. Greer, Brad Hight, Nick Sims, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton, Josh Windham, Adam Copelin and Cade Copelin. Honorary Pallbearers, Christian Sparks, Trey Haley, Hunter Haley, Sam Haley, William Richards, Travis Brown, Howard Thigpen, Denton Thigpen, Bill McCallum and Brian McCallum


John Pope, 78, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born February 28, 1934 in Madisonville to James Pope and Bonnie Thompson Pope. Mr. Pope served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Blackjack Cemetery with Rev. Billy Vaughn Waller officiating. Military honors will follow under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be John Pope, Jeremy Pope, Jordan Griffith, Chris Handlin, Cliff Golsbey and DJ Burks. Honorary pallbearer will be Dawson Pope.

He is survived by
Sons:
Fred Pope of Center
Donald Witt of Splendora
Ronald Witt of Splendora

Daughters:
Bonnita Alford of Splendora
Juanita Smith of Splendora

Grandchildren:
John Pope and wife, Angela
Jeremy Pope and wife, Tiffany
Ashley Pope
Chasity Griffith
Ricky Yates
Katrina Burks and husband, Derrick
Cliff Golsbey and wife, Yolanda
Samantha Witt
Donnaliegh Witt
Kayla Witt

Great Grandchildren:
Dawson H. & Briley Pope
Emmalee B. & Alex Pope
Ronald Jr. & Nathan Witt
Donald Lee Jr., Jon & Tristen Witt
Jordan & Taylor Griffith
Kayley, Kaden, Domanik, Bentley and Alex Yates
Zakary Kennedy
Kacey and DJ Burks
Sasha Golsbey
Nine other Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Audrie of Bryan
Faye of Bryan
Barbara Jean of Houston

Preceded in death by
Son: John Edward Pope
Parents: James Pope and Bonnie Thompson Pope
Grandchild: Trey Kennedy
Three Sisters
Seven Brothers

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


Rev. Milton Robinson Jr. (83) of Center, died at Shelby Regional Hospital on Friday, May 18, 2012. Rev. Robinson’s funeral services will be Saturday, May 26, 2012, at East Liberty Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Rev. Curtis Archie will be officiating.
Survivors:
Wife Mrs. Mary Robinson of Center, Texas

3 Daughters: Deborah Hicks of Houston, Texas
Shelia Jackson (Rev. Lamar) of Layton, Utah
Lisa Robinson of Houston, Texas

4 Sisters: Carman Taylor (Lambert) of California
Bobbie Jean Tinker of Arlington, Texas
Joyce Crawford of Clute, Texas
Willie Mae Lister of Marshall, Texas

Visitation at Hicks Chapel Friday, May 25, 2012, from 12-5pm
Visitation at East Liberty Baptist Church Friday, May 25, 2012, from 6-9pm
Burial at Rather Cemetery.


05/19/2012

Stone Haynes, age 86, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in San Augustine after an extended illness.

Stone was born in Silsbee, Texas, to Odell and Hugh Malcom Haynes on June 11, 1925. He served in the Army during World War II, and was the owner of Haynes Construction Company. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment to be in the Lott Cemetery in Sabine County, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Moss. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, from the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Those left to cherish his memory include: His wife, Johnnie Faye Godsey-Haynes of San Augustine; Children: Linda Chessman Landsidle of Los Gatos, Califorina, Barbara Diane Smith of Poynor, Benjamin Stone Haynes of Poynor, Honey Haynes of Vidor, Stone Haynes, Jr. of Beaumont, and Houston Haynes of Pearland, Step-children: Kathy Hess of Hemphill, Kitsey Godsey of San Augustine, and Mike Godsey of Hallsville; Sister: Pat Garrett of Destin, Florida, along with 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-and one-on-the-way grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested Memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund.

Pallbearers will include: Warren Norvell, W.D. Lacy, Deolan Steptoe, W.D. Lacy, Ron Cook, Charles Mitchell, and Lud Davis, Ray R. Stripling and Ricky Lout.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com


05/18/2012

Johnnie Bittick, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born September 26, 1930 in the Brady Community of Shelby County to Buck Madison Bittick and Murle Hamilton Bittick. He retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors in Center after twenty years of service. Mr. Bittick enjoyed the hunting, fishing, camping and spending time in the outdoors.

Graveside service will be held at Old Salem Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 with Bro Ed McRae officiating.

He is survived by

Wife of 61 years: Lillian Robbins Bittick of Center

Sons: Jeremy Bittick and wife, Tina of Center
Johnnie Glynn Bittick of Center
David Lee Bittick and wife, Linda of Colorado Springs Co.
Thomas Carroll Bittick of Center
Larry Daniel Bittick of Center

Daughter: Janie Mulla of Center

16 Grandchildren
18 Great Grandchildren

Host of other Relatives and Friends

Preceded in death by: Both Parents, one brother Charles Ray Bittick

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


05/17/2012

Rosie Estes Permenter, 97, of Magee, Mississippi formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Magee, Mississippi.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

She was born October 12, 1914 to John Elzie and Susie (Chambless) Estes. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John Elzie and Susie Estes, Husband, Wiley Permenter and Daughter, Shirley Austin.

She is survived by:
Adopted Son:
Johnnie Austin of Galveston

Adopted Grandson:
Ronnie Austin of Louisiana

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


Myrtle Harvey, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Mrs. Harvey wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born April 6, 1920 in Shelby County.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, J.T. Harvey, Brothers, Hollis Watson, Jack Watson & Otis Watson.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Wanda Smithhart of Joaquin

3 Grandchildren:
Patrick Smithhart of Joaquin
Michael Smithhart & wife, April of Timpson
Renee Blackwell of Timpson

Great Grandchildren:
Ty Smithhart, Mickey Jr., Ben & Allison,
Kenneth Jr., April & Denise Blackwell
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


05/16/2012

Lolette Agnew Balkcom, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Conroe. She was born June 8, 1926 in Paxton to Fletcher Harrison Agnew and Addie Elizabeth Hussey Agnew. Mrs. Balkcom was a long-time member of Tennessee Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey and Pastor Pam Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Brian Dean, Trey Reeves, Ty Reeves, Ben Dial and Steve Agnew.

She is survived by

Son: Roger Balkcom and wife, Kay of Joaquin

Daughter: Barbara Sapp and husband, Allen of Huntsville

Grandchildren:
Jason Balkcom and wife, Ashley
Luke Balkcom and fiancé, Lauren Robertson
Kimberly Sapp
Kelsey Sapp
Autumn Landrum and fiancé, Kyle Sanders
Karlee Balkcom

Great Grandchild: Landry Balkcom

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Normis Balkcom
Son: Jimmy Balkcom

A special thanks to the staff at Ella Smither Geriatric Center in Huntsville, Texas for their loving care.

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


Thomas Brady Arbuckle, age 81, of Hamilton, Texas, passed away May 14, 2012 in Hamilton, Texas.
Brady was born November 21, 1930 in Austin, Texas, to Lester Calvin and Annie Peterson Arbuckle. Brady served his Country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a Building Inspector for the University of Texas System and was an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton.

Brady married Clarlynn Terry on May 6, 1989, in Lindale, Texas. They have lived in Hamilton for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife, Clarlynn Arbuckle of Hamilton; son, Gene Arbuckle and wife Linda of Austin; step-sons, Jeff Jones and wife Kristy of Lindale and Jesse Jones and wife Tobi of Ft. Worth; step-daughter, Janet Fugler and husband Jimmy of Lindale; grandchildren, David Arbuckle, Lindy Arbuckle, Josh Jones, Jamin Jones, Allyson Jones, Erik Jones, Jaren Jones, JP Fugler, and Terri Gaslee and husband Jason; one great-grandson, Malakai Goslee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Annie Arbuckle and his sister Marjorie Fugler.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, May 18, at the Sweet Family Cemetery, located off State Hwy. 87 near the Shelby/Sabine County line.

Local arrangements are being provided by T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


05/15/2012

Funeral services for Mr. Jack Kinman, 82, of Yarnell Community of Panola County, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Hill Officiating. Burial will follow in the Reeves McMillan Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. Mr. Kinman died Monday, May 14, 2012 peacefully at his home in Yarnell.

Mr. Jack Virgil Kinman was born January 21, 1930 in the Yarnell Community of Panola County, Texas. He was one of eight children born to the marriage of Grover Lee and Mamie Pearl Boyett Kinman He was raised and schooled in Yarnell later transferring to Carthage schools. He served his country through the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Jack worked as a truck driver owner and operator for Crest Molds since 1968. He married Paula Jean Hilbert November 2, 1970 and they celebrated 41 years of marriage. Mr. Kinman loved hunting, fishing and playing his guitar with Jack Kinman and the Country Boys. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Ricky Lee Kinman, sisters, Christine Shytle, Bobbie Maynard and Faye Gentry, brothers, Garland, Paul and Sam Kinman.

Mr. Kinman is survived by his devoted wife, Paula Kinman of Yarnell, daughters, Cindy Mitchell and husband Dewayne of Logansport, LA, Cathy Sanderson and husband Mark of Lindale, brother, Glynn Kinman of Baton Rouge, LA, sister-in-laws, Irene Kinman of Galloway and Jo Kinman of Logan, grandchildren, Rick Kirby and wife Christy of Logansport, Kris Kirby and wife Amanda of Center, Jon Santilli of Garland, Jenni Santilli of Garland, Melody Averett and husband Chad of Logansport, LA, Ashley Peters and husband Daniel of Logansport, LA, great grandchildren, Tanner, Trace, Kaylin, Madison, Slade, Mason and Cade, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be, Ricky Kirby, Kris Kirby, Jon Santilli, Dan Kinman, Dale LaGrone, Alton Evans, Ray Martinez and Tony Martinez. The family suggests memorials to Mission Possible.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Mary Lou Jordan, 99, of Center, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born March 27, 1913 in Shelby County to William Thomas Waites and Ellen Brawley Waites. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Newburn Cemetery in Center with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Pallbearers will be Barrett Moss, Justin Moss, Mike Hughes, Thomas Hughes, and Richard Hughes.

She is survived by daughter: Anita Moss of Center

Grandsons:
Barrett Moss of Center
Justin Moss of Nacogdoches

Nieces:
Sue Bellamy of Tenaha
Annice Hughes of Nacogdoches
Jan Lindsey of Lufkin
Judy Latham of Lufkin
Harold Richardson of San Antonio

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Thomas Waites and Ellen Brawley Waites
Husband: Roy Jordan

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


05/14/2012

Lou McFarland, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center. She was born January 15, 1930 in Tyler to parents, James R. Pruitt and Inez Watkins Pruitt. Ms. McFarland was a very generous lady. She was a member of Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hebron Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Chris Welch officiating.

She is survived by

Children:
Kathyern Earlene Lowe of Spring
Wesley Wilson of Spring
Donald (Red) Wilson of Center
Mary Elizabeth Wagstaff of Huntington
Charles Wilson of Spring
Michael Anthony Wilson of Spring

Brothers & Sisters:
Johnny Cheshire of Milam
Juanita Phillips of Logansport, Louisiana

Eleven Grandchildren

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Numerous relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James R. Pruitt and Inez Watkins
Granddaughter: Amy Wagstaff
Sister: Roxie Curtis of Center

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


05/13/2012

Ruby Mae Kindle (75) of Center, died at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Friday, May 11, 2012. Funeral services for Mrs. Kindle will be Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Triumph Church in Center at 11am with Bro. Freddie Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Kindle’s survivors are:

Daughters:
Wanda Jean Brinson (Curby), of Center, Texas
Audrey “Dena” Sutton (Randy), of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers:
Charley McClain (Marchella) of Beaumont, Texas
Robert Nash, of Center, Texas
Ricky McClain (Mia) of Silsbee, Texas

Sister: Johnnie Griffin of California

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, May 18, 2012, from 6-8pm
Burial will be at West View Cemetery.


Joe Lee Land (52) of Center, died at his residence on Friday, May 11, 2012. Funeral services for Mr. Joe Land will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 1:00pm, at Mt. Dena Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. Rev. Anthony Jackson will be officiating.

Mr. Land’s survivors are:

Wife: Janice Land of Center, Texas

Sons:
O’Bryan Land of Center, Texas
El Torris Caraway, of Humble, Texas
Kerry Garrett, of Nacogdoches, Texas
DeKova Standley (Keisha), of Tyler, Texas
Montaiz Standley, of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Rochelle Garrett, of Center, Texas
Christina Garrett, of Ft. Worth, Texas

Brothers:
Leonard Land of San Augustine, Texas
Willie Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Frances Jenkins, of San Augustine, Texas
Annie Garner (David) of San Augustine, Texas
Mary Montgomery (Timothy), of San Augustine, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Burial will be at Mt. Dena Cemetery


Elouise Pratt Herndon passed away on May 12, 2012, at the age of 69. She was born on December 27, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Randolph Oscar Pratt and Minnie Pratt.

Elouise is survived by her husband of 23 years Willie Herndon of Timpson, Texas; her daughter Tracy Smith and husband Jeff of Keller, Texas; and her daughter Kristine Price Dozier and husband Mike of Dallas, Texas; granddaughters Erin Smith and Anna Dozier; twin sister Louise Adams; brothers Randolph Oscar Pratt, Jr. and Richard E. Pratt.

A resident of Shelby County for more than 45 years, Elouise was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Center, where she worked in the nursery. Recognizing her calling, she opened a popular home daycare where she proudly loved and taught children for many years. Above all, she loved being a mother.

Elouise took great pleasure from music, particularly listening to and singing gospel. She treasured her times traveling the country by car with her dearest husband Willie and genuinely appreciated every beauty of nature on earth.

Bro. Ronnie Sowell will officiate a funeral service at Taylor Funeral Home chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, followed by a burial at Blair Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. The family welcomes friends to a visitation on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. .

The family wishes to express gratitude to the employees of Hospice of East Texas for their great support and kindness.

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


05/10/2012

Mozelle Richards-Belsha, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born February 22, 1918 in Center to Jim Thomas Williams and Nona Webb Williams. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Richards, Bradley Richards, Jeff Anderson, Kagen Smith, Brad Anderson and Don Danford.

She is survived by

Son: Rex Richards and wife, Suzanne of Center

Daughter: Mary Bennett of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
David Richards and wife, Kim of Center
Donna Randolph of Carthage
Jeff Anderson and wife, Sharyn of Allen
Brad Anderson of New York City, New York
Angela Danford and husband, Don of Allen

Great Grandchildren:
Bradley Richards, Kagen Smith, Jacob Anderson, Will Anderson, Ella Danford and Cooper Danford

Great Great Grandchild: Kiersten Richards

Sisters-in-law:
Bonnie Baggett of Center
Nell Ables and husband, Joe of Alvin

Brother-in-law:
Howard Belsha of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jim and Nona Williams
Husband: William Richards
Husband: Lamar Belsha
Great Great Grandchild: Kent Richards

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


05/07/2012

Judge Bill Gaines, 88, of Center, passed away early Monday morning, May 7, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Portia; his daughter, Jeannie; his granddaughter, Emily Glass; his sister, Melba Scurlock and her husband, Ray; his sister-in-law, Patricia and her husband, Charlie; his brother-in-law, James Payne; nine nieces and nephews; his coffee club buddies, golfing buddies and everybody at the Center Police Department.

Judge Gaines was born July 21, 1923, in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from Beaumont High School and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was the owner-operator of the White Auto Store in Center for many years, served as a Shelby County Justice of the Peace and was the Municipal Judge for the City of Center at the time of his death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon and David Chadwick officiating. His cremains will be interred at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 and Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Peggy Lynn Hogue Rogers, 66, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Center, passed away May 6, 2012 in Bryan. She was born July 6, 1945 to Lloyd S. Hogue and Sybil Crawford Hogue. Ms. Rogers was employed in the Psychology Department at Stephen F. Austin University. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith presiding.

She is survived by:

Son: Robert Neal Rogers, Jr. of Nacogdoches

Daughter: Jennifer Rogers Day and husband, Robert Harkness of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Courtney Day of Nacogdoches
Taylor & Renee Day of Nacogdoches

Great Granddaughter: Carlee Rowell of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Ronnie Hogue and wife, Brenda of Center
Randy Hogue and wife, Marilyn of Center

Brother-in-law: Dr. John Rogers and wife, Carole of Center

Sister-in-law: Joyce Rogers of Center

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Lloyd S. Hogue and Sybil Crawford Hogue
Husband: Robert Neal Rogers, Sr.

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


Horace "Scooter" Francis, Jr., 65 of Timpson passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Tyler, Texas. He was born January 147, 1947 in Stockman, Texas to Horace Francis Sr. and Johnnie Williams Francis. He attended school at Garrison ISD. He was of the Methodist faith and was self employed as a farmer and rancher.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10am at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He is survived by:

Brother: Tony Francis of Garrison, Texas

2 nephews and 1 niece

Host of other relatives and friends

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


05/04/2012

Thomas R. Barr, 74, of Center, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1937 in Shelby County to parents, Thomas Lee Barr and Artie U. Covington Barr.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison.

He is survived by
Son: Harvey LeRay Barr of Longview

Daughters:
Tracey Lawlis of Nacogdoches
Barbara Green of Nacogdoches

A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Brothers:
Jimmy Barr of Arlington
Terry Barr and wife, Debra of Gary
David Barr of Richmond
Paul Barr and wife, Darlene of Garrison

Sisters:
Marie Abramowitz and husband, Bill of Pensacola, Florida
R. Bell Penn and husband, Lee Roy of Grand Prairie

Special Friend: Josephine Martin

A host of other friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Lee Barr and Artie U. Covington Barr
Sister: Bonnie Bell Barr

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


05/02/2012

Tommy Ware, Jr., 73 of Center, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 1:30pm at East Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Curtis Archie will be officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Mrs. Ella Ware of Center, Texas

Daughter, Teresa Ware Arline of Center, Texas

Sons
Reginald DeWayne Ware of Tenaha, Texas
Tony Orlanda Ware of Center, Texas

Sister, Rena Mae Bell of Carthage, Texas

7 Grandchildren

Visitation will be at East Liberty Baptist Church on Friday May 4, 2012 from 6-8pm. Burial will be at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas


Ibera “Doll” Stewart Kennon, age 102 of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Graveside services will be 2:30 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Bethel Cemetery in Center, Texas with her nephew, Bro Raiford Sharpton officiating. Funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 2:00p.m. to proceed to Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ibera “Doll” Stewart Kennon was born April 21, 1910 in Shelby County to parents, Jordan David Stewart & Delilah Ann Josephine (Tindol) Stewart. She attended Clever Creek Baptist Church for many years. Mrs. Kennon was a homemaker. Mrs. Kennon lived in the Center/San Augustine area most of her life. In 2004 she moved to Houston to live with her son, Garland Kennon.

She is preceded in death by her parents, David & Josephine (Tindol) Stewart, Her husband of 56 years, Willie Edwin Kennon who died in 1984, as well as two Sons, Drue Edwin Kennon & Vance Kennon& one great-granddaughter, Lacie Cooper.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Garland Kennon & wife, Jane Kennon of Houston

Daughter-in-law:
Edna Sigler Kennon of Center

7 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

11 Great Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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


Funeral services for James William “Jimmy” Hopkins, 64, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Hopkins passed away May 01, 2012, in Timpson.

Born May 17, 1947, in Austin, TX, James William Hopkins was the son of the late Selmer Elmer “Blacky” Hopkins and Leoma (Powers) Hopkins Neill. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Jimmy served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include Theresa Nottingham Hopkins of Waco, TX; mother Leoma Neill of Timpson; daughters Johnnie Lynn Hopkins of Waco, Jodi Leigh Lehman of Las Vegas, NV, and Jamie Wolfe of Belleville, IL; son James Hopkins of Texarkana, TX; 13 grandchildren; stepmother Louise Hopkins; brothers Kennth Hopkins and David Hopkins; sister Carolyn Guillory; and nephews Phillip Hopkins of Luling, TX, and Richard Hattaway of Timpson.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father Selmer Elmer “Blacky” Hopkins, stepfather “Goat” Neill, brother Gene Hopkins, and sister Bobbie Lynn Neill.

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


05/01/2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Ruth Hall (59) of Center, Texas, will be Saturday May 5, 2012 at St. Paul Baptist Church at 11:00am. Mrs. Hall died Saturday, April 29, 2012, in Baytown, Texas.

Survivors:

Sons:
Jordan Anderson, Center, Texas
Robert Glen Fountain II, Center, Texas

Daughters:
Yatasca London (Arnold), Flint, Texas
Naenya Garrett (Kendrick), Baytown, Texas

Brothers:
Willie Glen Booth (Carmen) Arlington, Texas
Rondy Kindle (Ola), Orange, Texas

Sisters:
Linda Roberts (MacArthur), Tenaha, Texas
Barbara Ann Foy (Roland), Houston, Texas
Ella Mae Hall, Marshall, Texas

Companion: Douglas Mosley

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Friday, May 4, 2012, from 6-8pm.

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery.


Kaufman “K.P.” Williams, Jr., 82, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Tim Perkins officiating. Military service under the direction of the Local VFW Post #8904 and Masonic service under the direction of Sam Samford Lodge #149. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 18, 1929 in Shelby County to K. Pearl Williams, Sr. and Sweetie Inez Nail Williams. He served 20 years in the armed forces including a tour in Japan and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military he served as a policeman in Center and later a deputy Sherriff in Shelby County. He was also a supervisor for MHMR for several years. He was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. A member of Masonic lodge 149 in Center. He was also a member VFW post 8904 in Center. He married Hazel Dean Williams December 2, 1947. They were married for 64 years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, K. Pearl Williams, Sr. and Sweetie Inez Nail Williams, Brother Doyle Williams of Center, Two Sisters Mabel Creasy of Silsbee, Texas and Ethel Baldwin of Onalaska, Texas and Grandson Nathan Williams of Lufkin, Texas

He is survived by:

Wife: Hazel Dean Williams of Center

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Regina Metcalf & husband, Charles Ray, Jr. of Joaquin

2 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
La Moine Williams & wife, Sue of Lufkin
Michael Williams & wife, Brenda of Wills Point

16 grandchildren

25 Great Grandchildren

Brother: Charles K. Williams & wife, Frances of Center

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers: Matt Williams, Andy Williams, Christopher Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jeff Williams & Darren Lackey

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


Elbert Ray Hagler passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Medical Center. He was born on January 2, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas. He fought a long battle with Thyroid Cancer.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an accomplished Carpenter and Job Superintendent for Herman Weber Construction, Bella Co. and Daniel’s Construction. He loved working at his farm in Shelby County raising cattle. He was a member of the Nederland Church of Christ since 1956. He and Sallie were married in this church on March 2, 1956 by Rev. Vincent Guarnere. During his retirement while living at his farm, he attended Antioch Church of Christ in San Augustine, Texas. Ray was also a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 1389 in Nederland, Carpenter’s Local 610, American Legion, Butler-Redd Post No. 493, and a 32nd Degree Endowed Member of the Galveston Scottish Rite.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, Rev. Al Shaw officiating. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Patroon Cemetery in Patroon, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the funeral home.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Thomas Hagler and wife, Leola Morton Hagler; brothers, Rodney Hagler and Charles Lamar Hagler; sister, Mary Byers Biggar; sister-in-law, Barbara Hagler, Susie Hagler and Julia Hagler. He is survived by his wife, Sallie; son, Darrell of Nederland; brothers, Thomas Hagler, Travis Hagler and wife, Omie; sister, Joy Hagler Morse and husband, Howard Morse and sister-in-law, Gwen Hagler, all of Vidor, Texas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions can be made to the Patroon Cemetery Fund, 5970 Fm 2261, Shelbyville, TX 75973.

Details and guest registry available at Melancons.org.

04/28/2012

Shirley Jean Parrish Cox, 74, of Nacogdoches passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at a local hospital.

Shirley was born March 31, 1938, in Nacogdoches County to James Bernice Parrish and Verna Dine Cordova Parrish. She was a lifelong area resident and faithful wife and mother to her family.

She was married to Edward Paul Cox on July 7, 1955.

Survivors include her husband of almost 57 years, Edward Paul Cox of Nacogdoches; daughters, Paula Jean Cox, Sandra “Sondra” Lynn Cox Rogers and husband Travis, and Carolyn Sue Cox Martin, all of Nacogdoches; granddaughters, Stephanie Ann Fonville Griffith of Nacogdoches and Jennifer Lynn Egle of Austin; a grandson, Joshua Chad Martin of Tennessee; great-grandsons, Christopher Grant Morrow of Nacogdoches and Blake Adam Morrow of Mesquite; sister, Gwen Stephens of Nacogdoches; and brothers, Joe Parrish of Nacogdoches, Aaron Parrish and wife Pat of Houston, and Eddie Parrish and wife Erma Sue of Magnolia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Paul Cox; and a brother, Stephen Allen Parrish.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Chaplain Richard Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Martha Beatriz Acevedo-Chan, age 38 of Joaquin, Texas passed away, Friday, April 27, 2012 in Joaquin, Texas.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jose Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Logansport City Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 4, 1974 in Mexico, she worked in housekeeping for the Joaquin Country Inn.

She is survived by her six children:
Efrain Cruz of Joaquin
Gloria Cruz Martin & husband, Cristian Martin of Joaquin
Micaela Cruz Hernandez & husband, Francisco Hernandez of Joaquin
Carmen Cruz of Joaquin
Dulce Cruz of Joaquin
Carlos Cruz of Joaquin

Mother:
Dulce Maria Chan Gomez of Mexico

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


04/27/2012

Jerry W. Permenter, 64 of Hamilton, AL, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Marion Regional Medical Center-Hamilton, AL. He was born in Shreveport, LA on Monday, January 26, 1948 to William Lee and Betty Carolyn Perkins Permenter. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Todd Clippard will officiate. He was preceded in death by his father, William Lee Permenter.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Wife, Jane Carolyn Courington Permenter;

Children:
Amy Osborne and husband, Nathan
Jarrod Permenter
Shelley Sanborn
Heather Chambers and husband, Chad;

4 grandchildren;

1 great grandchild;

Mother, Betty Permenter;

Brothers:
Michael Permenter
James Permenter and wife, Jan;

Sister, Suzanne Richards and husband, Rex

and a host of nieces and nephews.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.


04/26/2012

Shirley Ann Bradshaw, 68, passed away on April 24, 2012, born in Burton, TX but called Houston home and was a 1962 graduate of Lutheran High South. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Bradshaw, her father and mother, two brothers, one nephew and two grandchildren.

She was survived by son Michael, daughters Jonna Prodoehl and Dena Jones, brother Glenn Williford, sister Delores Langston, brother Wesley Baylor, brother-in-law Joe Bradshaw, four grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 26th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 27th at 2 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home.


04/25/2012

Bill F. Griffin, Jr., 81, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Marian Place in Carthage, Texas. He was born January 2, 1931, in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, to Bill F. Griffin, Sr. and Rena Belle Rice Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, where he served as a deacon and taught the Men’s Bible Class for over 18 years. He graduated from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, and practiced law in Shelby County, Texas, for 50 years. He was a Fellow of the State Bar Foundation and a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, with Pastor Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Don Wheeler, Bobby Parker, Roland Cross, Don Dial, John Scull and Drue Scull. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Roberson, George Bowers, Dick Parker, Charles Hooker, James Mize, Men’s Bible Class of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Deacons of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and Shelby County Bar Association.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lyndell Hairgrove Griffin, of Tenaha, Texas; sons, Guy W. Griffin and wife, Cindy Davis Griffin, of Center, Texas, John D. Griffin of Center, Texas; daughter, Cindy A. Griffin, of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Patrick Davis Griffin and wife, Kasey Griffin, of Dallas, Texas, and Kelly Michelle Griffin of Nacogdoches, Texas; great grandchildren, Justin Bobbitt and Jason Bobbitt; sister, Lonnie Ruth Stone and husband, Travis Eugene Stone, of Lufkin, Texas; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill F. Griffin, Sr. and Rena Belle Rice Griffin; and his sister, Jeannine Griffin Campbell Goodpaster.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, D. C. 20090-6011 or online at www.alz.org.

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


Yancy Curbow, 42 of Nacogdoches passed away April 23, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born August 18, 1969 in Carthage, Texas to Doyce Curbow and Betty Ware Curbow. He was a member of the Mt. Union Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10am at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison.

He is survived by wife: Diane Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sons:
Jarrod Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jeremey Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Nancy Finchum and husband, Tom of Nacogdoches, Texas
Wendy Pinkston of Nacogdoches, Texas
Darla Boatwright and husband, Donnie of Hobbs, New Mexico

Brother: Casey Curbow and wife Amanda of Nacogdoches, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by parents, Doyce and Betty Ware Curbow.

Pallbearers: Brandon Curbow, Kolten Rhoudes, Ragan Krust, Justin Tindall, Casey Curbow, Donnie Boatwright, Todd Finchum and Brett Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Dickerson, Elliott Halton, Aaron Broadway, Bo Curbow, Keatan Curbow

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


Mae Deanne Blake, wife of retired Senator Roy Blake, was born Sept.14, 1931, in Daingerfield, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2012, in her home.

Mae Deanne was the daughter of Bill Goodwin and Edna Mae Harwood. She moved to San Augustine when she was 5-years-old. She attended San Augustine High School and moved to Nacogdoches where she completed her senior year, and graduated from Demonstration School, which was part of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. She attended Stephen F. Austin where she met and later married Roy Blake on June 28, 1949.

Mae Deanne “Tootie” Blake was a member of the First Methodist Church, Nacogdoches, and a member of the Open Door Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mae Goodwin and her twin sister Billie Jean Tucker.

Survivors include her husband Roy Blake, sisters in law, Catherine Golemon, Faye Blake and Nell Blake. Her children are Martha Muckleroy and husband Steve, Roy Blake, Jr. and wife Jocelyn, Kaki Nelson and husband Ricky, Ben Blake, Mary Ann Beckendorf and husband Michael. Her grandchildren are Ann Sheppard and husband Zac, Blake Chamness, Scott Muckleroy and wife Kathryn, Matt Muckleroy and wife Loulia, Franci Blake, R.M. Blake, Catherine Blake, and Austin Beckendorf. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mae Deanne will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Memorial contributions can be made to Love In The Name Of Christ (Love Inc) at P.O. Box 630423, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 or at www.LoveInc.com.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her beloved grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


04/24/2012

Funeral service for John Edward “Johnney” Sifford, 72, of Center, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Friday, before the service at Taylor Funeral Home. A family interment will follow on Johnney’s property. Mr. Sifford passed away April 23, 2012, in Shelby County, Texas.

Born March 5, 1940, in Pollok, Texas, John Edward Sifford was the son of the late John Wesley and Vivian (Veil) Sifford. He was a graduate of Hudson High School and retired after over 30 years with the Texas Department of Transportation. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and playing his bass guitar.

Survivors include his daughters Chaunte’ Sifford and Misti Sifford, both of Center; and 3 grandchildren: Mason Peterson of Elysian Fields, TX, Maci Sifford of Center, and Mavian Sifford of Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Sudie Bell Oates.

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


Dan H. Beard, 63, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at his residence.  He was born June 22, 1948 in Timpson to Wilburn Beard and Ester Kirk Beard.  Mr. Beard served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Moose Lodge. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. John B. Richardson officiating.  A Military Honors Graveside will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison under the direction of VFW Post #8904. 

Pallbearers will be Cody Dawson, Casey Robison, Jimmy Anderson II, Wesley Flournoy, Darrell Robison and Bret Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bridges, David Beard, Roger Beard and Smokey Beard.

He is survived by
Wife: Karin Beard of Center

Daughters:
Leandra Beard of Arizona
Amy Byrd of Center
Jeanie (KoKo) Bridges and husband, Charles of Center
Skeeter Flournoy and husband, Wesley of Center

Son: Darrell Robison of Center

Grandchildren:
Casey Robison, RaNae Byrd, Jimmy Anderson II, Jessica Bridges, Karissa Flournoy, Hannah Flournoy, Reagan Flournoy and Kaitland Anderson

Great Grandchildren:
Heather Byrd, Evan Robison, Zoey Robison

Mother: Ester Beard of Timpson

Brothers:
David Beard and wife, Linda of Garrison
Roger Beard and wife, Nadine of Minden

Sisters:
LaVerne Barnhart and special friend, Steve of Nacogdoches
Connie Beard of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Father: Wilburn Beard
Brothers: Paul Beard & Jimmy Beard

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


Juana Luna Ruiz, 79 of Center, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Luis Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Visitation & Rosary will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born June 18, 1932 in Celaya, GTO Mexico to Jesus Luna and Maria (Castaneda) Luna. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church.

She is survived by:
Children:
Rafael Ruiz
Santiago Ruiz & wife, Maria of Center
Antonio Ruiz & wife, Sylvia of Center
Hilario Ruiz & wife, Viviana of Mexico
Cristina Hernandez & husband, Manuel of Mexico
Veronica Diaz & husband, Jorge of Mexico
Josefina Gonzalez & husband, Mere of Center
Carmen Gonzalez & husband, Emilio of Center
Juana Sanchez & husband, Juan of Center
Grandchildren:
Jesse Ruiz, Richard Ruiz, Santiago Ruiz, Jr., Norma Ruiz,
Cristina Gonzalez, Aida Gonzalez, Lucy Gonzalez, Lara Gonzalez,
Carolina Ruiz, Antonio Ruiz, Jr., Carlos Ruiz, Emilio Gonzalez, Jr.,
Viviana Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Lorena Gonzales, Jesus Gonzales,
Lizabeth Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez, Genesis Ruiz,
Hugo Ruiz, Joanna Ruiz & Guillermo Ruiz
Great Grandchildren:
Cash Ruiz, Kyrie Ruiz , Christian Ruiz,
Allison Juarez, Reece B., Ricardo Gonzalez & Victoria Ruiz

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


04/23/2012

Funeral services for Audrey I. Crawford, 88, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford passed away April 23, 2012, in Tyler, TX.

Born March 14, 1924, in Ulan, OK, Audrey Imodine Crawford was the daughter of the late Claude and Belle (Brown) Harrelson. She and Roy Samuel Crawford were married April 6, 1940, in Indianola, OK. Mrs. Crawford was a loving homemaker caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her great and great great grandchildren brought much joy to her life. She was also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Surivors include her husband Roy Crawford, Sr. of Timpson; son Roy Crawford, Jr. of Whitney, TX; daughters Betty Eldredge and husband Bro. Sammy Eldredge of Timpson and Audrey Louise Koiner and husband Richard of Clarksville, TX; 7 grandchildren: Lisa Thompson, Stephanie Harris, Jeffrey Crawford, Cindy Rhodes, Sandy Jones, Mike Koiner, and Nancy Lawson; 11 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Audrey Crawford was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lorine Williamson and Tempest Edwards.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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


John Wesley Holt Sr., age 64, passed away early Monday, April 23, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born June 8, 1947, in Center to Buren Wesley Holt and Idell Ross Holt and was a lifelong resident of Center. In August of 1968, he married the love of his life, Cathy Scott Holt and the two have been together ever since. He was a licensed barber since 1969 and owned and operated Holt’s Barber Shop on Hurst Street in Center. Prior to that, he worked at Hallmark Center Fixture Operations (previously Center Plywood) for over twenty years and cut hair part time. He was a member of Center Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Higginbotham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Parker, Alpha Fields, Keith Byndom, Michael Parrish, K.L. (Kasey) Metcalf, Franky Adams and Tommy Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Darnese Parrish, Tom Stack and Charles Paul Hughes.

He is survived by
Wife of 43 years: Cathy Scott Holt of Center

Two Sons:
John Wesley Holt Jr., and wife, Kristi of Center
Michael Sean Holt of Center

Two Grandchildren:
James Wesley Holt of Center
Kamryn Lynn Holt of Center

Four Sisters-in-law:
Grace Wilburn of Center
Murlene McMahon of Center
Edith Hughes of Center
Theo Holt of Dora, Missouri

Brother-in-law:
Bobby Scott and wife, Barbara of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives, friends and long time customers

He was preceded in death by:
His mother and father: Buren & Idell Holt
Brother: Jack Holt
Sister: Rosene Holt Palmer

Memorial donations may be sent to:
HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas
437 W. Panola
Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


Bro. Gene Kirkley, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.  He was born December 25, 1926 in Shelby County to A. Rex Kirkley and Anna Hearne Kirkley.  He graduated from LSU with a degree in Forestry and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Bro. Kirkley was an ordained Baptist minister, a retired rural mail carrier, and a newspaper columnist and radio host for “East Texas Outdoors.”  Bro. Kirkley served in leadership of many civic organizations in Center & Shelby County.  He was a avid hunter, fisherman, rancher and cowboy.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Michael Hale and Dan Kirkley officiating.  Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Rex Kirkley, Rick Kirkley, Tom Watkins, Clint Porterfield, Steve Engle and Tem Morrison.  Honorary pallbearers will be George Bowers, Charles Bryant and Dr. Joe B. Hooker.

He is survived by
Wife of 65 years: Joyce Kirkley of Center

Son: Richard Kirkley and wife, Louanne of Center

Daughter: Jena “Candy” Engle and husband, Steve of Jefferson

Grandchildren:
Rex Kirkley of Center
Rick Kirkley of Center
Renee Swain of Colorado
Shelby Stennett of Colorado

Great Grandchildren:
Rex Austen Kirkley
Shyanne Swain
Kala Kirkley
Faith & Grace Kirkley

Sister: Mrs. Velma Bell of Lubbock

Nephews:
Rex Luis Hyer of Ft. Worth
Freddie Jane Goff of Dallas
Marge Choate of Center
Anne Utley of Dallas
Dan Kirkley of Belton
Steven Bell of Dallas

Preceded in death by:
Daughter: Colleen Kirkley
Parents: A. Rex Kirkley & Anna Hearne Kirkley
One Sister: Vivian Hyer
Brother: Dr. A. Rex Kirkley

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity or organization of your choice.

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


Mr. Johnny Lee Greer, 62, of Timpson died, Friday April 22, 2012. Funeral services will be at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 2:00pm. Rev. Harold Patton will be officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Survivors by wife, Doris Greer

Sons:
Antonio Greer (DeShall) of Ft. Worth, Texas
Avery Chambers of Houston, Texas

Daughters:
Johnetta Chambers of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Quincy Greer of San Antonio, Texas
Angela Fuller (Rodney) of Houston, Texas

Brother: Willie Glyn Greer (Beulah) of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Carol Sue Greer of Houston, Texas
Peggy Greer of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 6-8pm at Hicks Chapel.


04/20/2012

O.J. Magness, 91, of the West Hamilton Community, passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at West Hamilton with Rev. Ashley Cook officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 28, 1921 in Shelby County to John A. Magness and Bertha (Elliott) Magness. He served in US Navy during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John A. & Bertha (Elliott) Magness, Sister, Lucille Magness Bell, Brother, Maurice Magness, Sister, Arvinuia Fowler and Niece, Vicky Magness Samuel.

He is survived by:
Nephews:
Gary Fowler of Huntsville
Larry Fowler of Dodge
John Magness of Montgomery
Danny Bell of Midland/ Odessa
Randy Bell of Midland/ Odessa

A Host of Great Nieces & Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Fowler, Larry Fowler, Daniel Kerwin,
John Magness, Justin Fowler & Jordan Fowler

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


Mildred Green, 86, a resident of Morgan City went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 until 8:00 p.m.

Mildred was born in Dallas, Texas in 1926 and remained in Texas until moving to Louisiana in 1994. Mildred was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In her younger days she loved working in her yard, antique shopping, and cooking. All that knew Mildred will miss her storytelling of her four children, of whom she was so very proud. Mildred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children and by all the people whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Ray “Pete” Wilburn; her parents, Willie and May Sample, and her son-in-law, David Stock.

Mildred is survived by:

2 Sons:
Gaylon Wilburn of Ferris, Texas
Terry Wilburn and his wife, Carita, of Berwick, Louisiana

2 Daughters:
Glenda Stock of Alexandria, Louisiana
Ronda Bonenfant and her husband, Guy, of Patterson, Louisiana

4 Brothers:
Prentice “P.O.” Sample and his wife, Odell, of Dreka, Texas
Doug Sample and his wife, Myrtle, of Pittsburg, Texas
Donald Sample and his wife, Delores, of Quitman, Texas
Ronald Sample and his wife, Debra, of Jasper, Texas

Sister:
Lorelei Sample of Center, Texas

5 Grandchildren:
Deanna Sampey of Gibson, Louisiana, Kevin Wilburn of Ferris, Texas, Brandon Brown and his wife, Patricia, of Berwick, Monica Brown of Morgan City, Samuel Wilburn of Berwick

7 Great Grandchildren:
Trey Allen of Arlington, Texas, Blayne Brown of Berwick, Cade Brown of Berwick, Gabrielle Brown of Berwick, Connor Ho of Morgan City, Ava Ho of Morgan City, and Bella Ho of Morgan City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Mildred Wilburn Green to: Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship, New Children’s Home1, 101 Tiffany Drive, Patterson, Louisiana 70392

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


Audie L. Cravey, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born June 21, 1919 in West Hamilton to Nathan Alexander Cravey and Alice Jean Blum Cravey. Mr. Cravey served as a Corporal in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. A Military Honors Graveside service will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Steve Barr, Charles Barr, Johnny Barr, Charles Cook, Tommy Moody, Don Moody, Henry Hudspeth, Matt Haddox and Loy Sonmor. Honorary pallbearer will be Donny Moody.

He is survived by:

Son: Billy Gene Cravey and wife, Gwen of Center

Daughter: Lynda White and husband, John of Center

Grandson: Nathan Boyd Cravey and wife, Allison of Ft. Worth

Granddaughter: Johanna Vickers and husband, Vance of Corrigan

Great Grandchildren: Kate Bella Cravey, Logan, Laney and Lawson Vickers.

Brother: Alexander Cravey of San Diego

Sister: Lawanda Bell of Rancho Cucamonga, California

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Nathan Alexander Cravey & Alice Jean Blum Cravey
Wife: Sybil Cravey
A number of brothers and sisters

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


Jack Alton Sherman, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Tyler. He was born January 15, 1939 in Centerville to Joe Sherman and Dorothy Oliver Sherman. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Windham, Brandon Sowell, Earl Windham, Richard Windham, Bobby Raymond Jackson and James Sherman Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Johnson, Doug Windham, Kingston Hurst Jackson and Trenten Kelly Sowell.

He is survived by
Wife of 49 years: Patricia Sherman of Center

Daughters:
Briget Sherman of Center
Giget Sowell and husband, Brandon of Center

Grandchildren:
Kingston Jack Hurst
Trenten Kelly Sowell
Breanna Maylynn Sowell

Sisters:
Linda Jackson of Athens
Joann Liverman of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Richard Windham and wife, Lynn of Center
Doug Windham and wife, Shelia of Center
Lonnie Windham and wife, Jan of Lufkin
Earl Windham and wife, Bonnie of Center
Gearld Windham and wife, Erma of El Paso
Robert Windham and wife, Connie of Abilene
Jimmy Socia and wife, Faye of Nacogdoches
Kay Johnson and husband, Al of Carthage
Ruth Sanford of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Toni Lynn Johnson
James Sherman Jackson
Bobby Raymond Jackson Jr.
Donald L. Liverman, Jr.
Linda Ann Warren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joe Sherman and Dorothy Oliver Sherman

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


04/16/2012

Ellen Jeanene Vines Maxwell, age 71, of Spring, Texas, passed away on April 3, 2012 in Spring.

Memorial services for her were held on April 6, 2012 at Spring Baptist Church, her church home for a number of years. The service was officiated by Rev. Lucian Stohler.

Ellen was born on August 28, 1940, in Sexton, Texas to Kit Vines and Lola Williamson Vines. Her childhood years were spent in Center, Texas. While here, she was a member of First Baptist Church, attended Center schools, and was a CHS graduate from the Class of 1958.

Survivors of Ellen are her husband of 45 years, Wayne Maxwell of Spring, her sons, John Alan Maxwell and James Byron Maxwell and his wife, Michelle. Grandchildren are Lindsey Kay Maxwell, Bryce Alan Maxwell, Heath David Maxwell, and Colin Douglas Maxwell. Other survivors are a sister, Shirley Askew of Center; a nephew, Robert McDonald of Center; a niece, Donna Strickland of Palestine; and other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under direction of Addison Funeral Home of Spring, Texas.


Louise Lorene Holcomb, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 in Center. She was born August 16, 1934 in Kilgore to James A Bradberry and Grace Whitlow Bradberry. Mrs. Holcomb attended Short United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ray Smith, Tommy Jefferson, John Monk, Vernon Bailey, Trevor Bailey and James Shillings. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Earl Bailey and Bill Washington.

She is survived by
Stepson: Mike Holcomb and wife, Norma of Tyler

Step Daughter-in-law: Regina Holcomb

Step Grandchildren:
Whitney Bauman and husband, Seth
Kristen Holdeman and husband, Jonas
Ashton Tremell and husband, Waylon
Chad Holcomb

Aunts:
Myrline Bradshaw and husband, Jimmy of Center
Opal Hughes of Center

Niece: Ellen Kurio of Houston

Cousin: Opal Bingham of Diane

8 Step Great Grandchildren

God Son: Angelo Molina

God Grandchildren:
Vanessa, Ashley & Andrew Molina

Very Special Friends: James & Veronica Shillings

Preceded in death by
Parents: James A. Bradberry and Grace Whitlow Bradberry
Husband: Roy Lee Turner
Husband: Charles W. Holcomb
Son: James Lee Turner
Daughter: Debra Louise Turner

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


04/15/2012

Hugh L. “Sonny” Swanzy, 79, of the Appleby Community, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 10, 1932 in Pineland to William Roger Swanzy and Mary Addie Garrett Swanzy. Mr. Swanzy served in the U. S. Air Force where he was stationed in Japan and worked as an airplane mechanic. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Shannon Arrington and Bro. Bob Harbuck officiating. Interment will follow at the Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers for Mr. Swanzy will be his grandsons, Lee Allen, Justin Allen, William Brandenburg, Brett Swanzy, Krystopher Davenport and Jessy Davenport.

He is survived by
Wife, Doris Swanzy of Appleby

Sons;
Hugh Swanzy, Jr. and wife Karla of Nacogdoches
Bubba Swanzy and wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Wendy Brandenburg and husband William
Crystal Johnson
Brooke Ward and husband Chad
Krystopher Davenport and wife Nicole
Jessy Davenport and wife Samantha
Brett Swanzy and wife Sarah
Lee Allen and wife Kendra
Justin Allen and wife Amber

Great Granchildren;
Tanner, Joshua, Christian, Will, Carter, Elizabeth, Chason, Maddie, Lexi, Jayden, Jhayce, Kenleigh, Hayden, Kynleigh, Tyler, Karly, Rebekah and Gracie.

Nieces;
Laurie Conder and husband Mike of Colorado
Theresa Morales of Mesa, Arizona
Karen Peel of Savannah, Georgia

Nephew, Martin Lubojacky of Denver, Colorado

Preceded in death by;
Parents, William Roger and Mary Addie Garrett Swanzy
Sister, Christine Lubojacky
Brother, William Garrett Swanzy

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


04/14/2012

Mary Lee Witcher, 98, of Timpson, TX, passed away April 13, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born September 24, 1913, in Timpson, TX, to the late E.W. Witcher and Eula (Rhodes) Witcher. Miss Witcher was a Graduate of Timpson High School. She retired as a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Survivors include nephews:
Billy Witcher of Port Arthur, TX
James Howard Foster and wife Cherry of Corpus
Christi, TX; and N.L. Witcher and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, TX.

Funeral services for Mary Lee Witcher will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Visitation will be held at Taylor Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time on Sunday.

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


04/13/2012

Pablo Cruz, age 48, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center, TX under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Cruz was born March 22, 1964 in Posarica, Vera Cruz, Mexico to parents, Galdino Cruz & Lucrecia Tellez.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Lucrecia Tellez.

He is survived by:
Father, Galdino Cruz of Mexico
Wife, Rosa Aurora Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Yamili Joselin Cruz Gomez of Mexico
Son, Pablo Alberto Cruz Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Karla Itzel Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Ginny Cruz Gomez of Center
Son, Darling Wilbeth Cruz Gomez of Center
Son, Josmar Cruz Jaramillo of Center
Son, Brian Cruz Jaramillo of Center

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


04/12/2012

Funeral service for Gilbert Gates, Jr., 71 of DeRidder, LA, will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 2 PM., Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA., with Rev. Stacy Bradford and Rev. Hilton Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in DeRidder, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mr. Gates passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M., and Friday, April 13, 2012, from 9 A.M. until time of the service at Labby Memorial Funeral Home.

He was born in Abilene, TX, and was retired from the U. S. Army with 20 years of service and a Viet Nam veteran. He also retired from the U. S. Civil Service after 21 years of service. Mr. Gates is survived by his wife, Alice Crutchfield Gates of DeRidder, LA; 4 sons, Ricky Lee Poteet and wife Lisa of DeRidder, LA, Gilbert Gates, III and wife Susanne of South Carolina, Gerald Poteet and wife Kathy of DeRidder, LA and Gregory Poteet and wife Stacey of DeRidder, LA; 2 daughters, Deborah Daw and husband Bobby of Center, TX and Angela Johansen and J.R. Herbert of DeRidder, LA; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Gates, Sr. and Rosalie Woodard Gates and sister, Erma J. Blanchard.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210-4486, or call 713-792-3450 or 1-800-525-5841.

Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.


04/11/2012

Jo Ann Tippett, age 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at an area hospital.

Mrs. Tippett was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan.

Jo Ann was a member of First Christian Church. She graduated from Texas Woman's University in Denton and had lived in Nacogdoches since 1985. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, reading and travel. She enjoyed participating in several social and church related groups.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Tippett, on Easter Sunday in 1995.

Survivors: a son, Tim Tippett; and a daughter, Diana Davis.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Rev. Terry Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Timpson, Texas (Shelby County).

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


04/10/2012

Jackie Michael Hughes, 69, of Joaquin, passed away March 30, 2012 in Val Verde County. He was born January 12, 1943 in Center to Jeffrey Milton Hughes and Lillie Mae Peace Hughes. He was a member of Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362. Mr. Hughes was a machinist at Baker/Hughes Tool, where he retired after many years of service. He founded INSTREK, a company that developed and designed many medical instruments that are still being used today, as well as many products for the hunting industry. Mr. Hughes loved the outdoors and made a number of hunting trips to Africa, Alaska, and many other places in the United States. He enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

Pallbearers will be Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

He is survived by wife: Glenda Hughes of Joaquin

Daughters:
Keli LeJuene and husband, Steven of Joaquin
Teri Poole and husband, Tim of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Brenna Bowen, Nathan Bowen, Jace LeJeune, Ariel LeJeune, Steven LeJeune Jr., Lakein LeJeune, Tori LeJeune, Ryan Hughes, Heather Smith, James Poole, and Alexander Poole.

Great Grandchildren: Cheyenne Smith, Ashton Hughes

Sister: Brenda Graham of Huxley

Mother-in-law: Thelma Brown of Galena Park

Brother-in-law: Dr. Michael Brown of Houston

Sister-in-law: Jeanne Jeffcoat of Galena Park

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Jeffrey Milton Hughes and Lillie Mae Peace Hughes
Brother-in-law: Kenneth Graham

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


04/09/2012

Freddy W. Barnett, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 29, 1946 in DeBerry, Texas to John Calvin Barnett and Winnie Theo Barnett. Mr. Barnett served in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Adams Cemetery in Logan. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Adams Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Plunkett, Kenneth Nix, Durwood Russell, Louis DuPree and Rick Beasley. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Davis and Doyle Carroll.

He is survived by:

Special Friend: Molly Abbitt

Brothers and Sisters:
Johnny Barnett
Frances Tinkle
Carolyn Fults
Lois Reid

Son: Billy Don Barnett

Granddaughter: Kayla Barnett

Special Niece: Hillary Syring

Adopted Daughters:
Sheri Lewis
Kim Kendrick

Preceded in death by:
Parents: John Calvin Barnett and Winnie Theo Barnett

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


Peggy Whitton, 56, of Joaquin, passed away April 8, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born August 21, 1955 in Nacogdoches to J.P. Dawson and Mable Stanley Dawson. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be James Leggett, Billy Moore, David Leggett, Justin Griffin, Wesley Griffin, Tyler Griffin and Kenneth Redmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Tindol, Austin Griffin and Kevin Whitton.

She is survived by hHusband: David Whitton of Joaquin

Daughters:
Rhonda Villarreal and husband, Luis of Deberry
Kimberly Griffin and husband, Billy Ray of San Augustine
Angela Whitton and husband, Goldman of Joaquin
Crystal Berg and husband, Lydell of Joaquin

Son: Michael Whitton of Joaquin

15 Grandchildren

3 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Deborah Leggett and husband, John Hugh of Joaquin
Jean Moore and husband, Frankie of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, J.P. Dawson & Mable Stanley Dawson

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


Edward “Eddie” Spurlock, 48, of Carthage, passed away April 8, 2012 in Shelbyville. He was born February 7, 1964 in Carthage to J.D. Spurlock and Sue Gibbs Spurlock.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County with Pastor Guidry officiating.

Pallbearers will be Garry Burt, Tony Ard, Kenneth Hayes, Dameon Hooper, Keith Shield and Jack Wright.

He is survived by wife: Coreen Spurlock of Shelbyville

Children:
Kodie Redler of Huntsville
Starlla Spurlock of Lufkin
Ty Spurlock of Shelbyville
Colton Spurlock of Shelbyville

Grandchildren: Darion, Kylah and Madilynn

Sister: Sudi Jordan of Texas

Brothers:
Jerry Spurlock of Tennessee
David Spurlock of Houston
Kenny Spurlock of Texas

Special Family:
Kenneth Hayes of Carthage
Rose Adams of Carthage
Tony and Tonja Ard of Shelbyville

A host of other friends and relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents: J.D. Spurlock and Sue Gibbs Spurlock

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


04/05/2012

Sue (Ramsey) Hooper, 92, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Garden Park Nursing Home in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 at First Baptist Church Haslam with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 16, 1919 in Logansport, LA to John Norman and Ida (Laird) Ramsey. She graduated from Logansport High School. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin and a member of the Joaquin Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her, Parents, John and Ida Ramsey, Husband, Arnold Hooper,
Brothers & Sisters, Edythe Cardin, Ruth Loper Diamont, Oneida (Chink) Gordon, Leora (Ball) Meador, Rhoda L. David, Billy Jordan & John Ramsey.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Jim Hooper & wife, June of Logansport
Joe Hooper of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Wade Hooper of Logansport
Jody & Whitney Hooper of Joaquin
Josh & Lara Hooper of Arp

Great Grandchildren:
Justin Hooper of Joaquin
Cole Hooper of Shreveport, LA
Abi Hooper of Joaquin
Jacob Hooper of Arp
Lily Hooper of Arp

Sister:
Norma Faye Ramsey of Mesquite

2 Brothers-in-law:
Edward Bud Hooper of Plantersville
Aaron Bud Hooper of Plantersville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Joaquin Christian Services c/o Texas State Bank, Joaquin, Texas

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


04/05/2012

W.J. Chevalier, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Joaquin.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh and Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 30, 1951 in Logansport, LA to William Jessie Chevalier, Sr. and Lillie Mae (McDaniel) Chevalier. He was a member of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Father, William Jessie Chevalier, Sr.

He is survived by wife, Annette Chevalier of Joaquin

Daughter, Mandy Scott & husband, Bryan of Joaquin

2 Grandchildren:
Brylea & Braylon Scott of Joaquin

Mother, Lillie Mae Spruiell of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:
Wayne Barber & wife, Ann of Jasper
E.J. Barber & wife, Brenda of Logansport, LA
Gary Barber & wife, Elisa of Jackson, GA
Dobber & Frank Davis of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins& Friends

Pallbearers: Wayne Barber, Gary Barber, Brandon Davis, Cade Green, Michael Bates, Mike “Hoopy” Kilpatrick,
Chance David & Joe Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers: E.J. Barber, Wayne Fletcher, Webb Bates, Ronnie B. Stone, Wallace Stephens & Frank Davis

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


Silas Walter (S. W.) Carter, age 86, of Shelbyville, Texas went home to be with the Lord on April 5, 2012 following a battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Watson and Son’s Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Carrolltown Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Rob Merriman and Rev. Gordon Vaughn.

Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Watson and Son’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers are John Butts, Buddy Hodge, J. P. Dobbs, George Warren, Larry Warren, and Mac Warren. Honorary Pallbearers are James Powell and the Board of Directors of Deep East Texas Electric Coop: Paul Alexander, John Childs, Ronnie Greer, Mike Lee, George Martin, Jimmie Poplin, Tommy Smith, William A. Speights, and Joe B. Wooten.

S. W. was born on July 10, 1925 at Camp Brittain, Texas that was a part of Pickering Lumber Company. His parents were Smith L. and Della Ballard Carter. He graduated valedictorian from Shelbyville High School, and he attended the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from the University of Texas. He attended Stephen F. Austin where he received his Master’s Degree in Education.

During World War II, S. W. served in the Merchant Marines. After the war, he served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army and was a part of the Allied Occupation Forces in Japan.

S. W. is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Dorthy L. Roberts Carter, his daughters: Alisa Carter Hibbs, and husband Mike, and Serica Carter Wilkins, and husband Ronnie. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Dan’l Lewis, Chris Wilkins, and wife Holly, Michael Lewis and Julie Wilkins. S. W. was uncle to Missy Martin, and husband Tommy, Keith Tamplin, Mark Campbell, Gay Carter, Kit Carter, Mac Carter, and wife Mavis, and Bob Carter. S. W. is survived by one brother-in-law, Carl T. Campbell. S. W. was preceded in death by his parents, Smith L. and Della Ballard Carter, his sisters, Lamerle Carter, Louise Carter Tamplin, and Joyce Carter Campbell, his brother, Dugie Carter and his brother-in-law, Henry Tamplin.

S. W. loved Shelbyville and Shelby County and was very proud of the place he chose to call home. He was an active member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church and was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville for over 60 years. S.W.’s teaching career began in Brooklyn, Texas and he also taught in Tenaha, Texas. When he had an opportunity to come back to teach in his beloved Shelbyville, he took it. He taught high school history and was the high school principal for a short time before becoming the school’s superintendent. He retired from education in 1980 after serving 23 years as the superintendent at Shelbyville and 28 years as an educator. Mr. Carter was also a cattle farmer, timber grower and owned his own real estate business.

S. W. was serving on the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District Board and the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors at the time of his death. He was instrumental in establishing the Shelbyville Water System and served on the board. He helped form the Shelbyville Fire Department and was one of the founding members of the Shelby County Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in Center and on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He served on many other boards over the years including the Shelby County Tax Appraisal District Board, the Shelby County Hospital Board, and the Memorial Hospital Board.

In 1961, S. W. became a member of the Board of Directors for Deep East Electric Coop. He served as Secretary beginning in 1969, Vice President in 1989, and President in 1993. He stepped down as President in 2010. At the time of his death, he had served for over 50 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Cooperatives of TEX-LA, ETEC and NTEC. He served as President of TEX-LA for over 11 years.

Please direct memorials to: Shelbyville First Baptist Church or the Carrolltown Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Louise Meyers, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born February 16, 1942 in Shelby County to Julius Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.

Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 1:30pm, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Angela Waller officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Killey, Dustin Williams, Jeremy Whittington, B.J. Williams, Gene Richards, Bryan Sigler and Brandon Windham (deceased). Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Richards, Johnny Ray Richards and Cordel Richards.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Anita Killey and husband, Robert of Center
Tammy Davis and husband, Ronnie of Center
Lucinda Richards and husband, Wayne of Center

Sons:
Edward Williams of Center
Franklin Williams and wife, Lynn of Center
Randolph Williams of Center

14 Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Jerelyn Richards of Center
Donna Whittington of Center
Charlotte Hughes of Center
Deloris Windham of Nacogdoches

Brother: Rodger Windham of Center

Best Friend: Maureen Windham of Center

Special Uncle: Preston Windham of Center

Special Niece: Lisa Kettler of Shelbyville

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Julius Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
Grandson: Brandon Windham

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


04/03/2012

Patricia Babek Brown, 65, of Waco, passed away April 4, 2012, resting comfortably at her residence. Graveside service will be Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00am at Ramah Cemetery with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Patricia was a caring, compassionate, hard-working woman who enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.

She was born December 22, 1946, in Shelby County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Babek, and her husband, Gerald Brown. She is survived by her two sons, Stephen Brown and wife, Sherry, of San Antonio, and Spencer Brown and wife, Rebecca, of Dallas; two grandchildren, David and Sarah; two great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton; her mother, Berta Babek; and her sister, Terri Woodruff, and brother-in-law, Rick.

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


Shirley Horton, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 25, 1936 in Harding County, New Mexico to Albert Johnston and Mina Woods Johnston. Mrs. Horton was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, April 6, 2012 at Roy Cemetery in Roy, New Mexico with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Paul Horton and wife, Tara of Center
David Horton and wife, Venita of Tenaha
Bro. Chuck Horton and wife, Joyce of Center

Grandchildren:
T.J. Horton and wife, Amber of Garrison
Josh Horton and wife, Kristy of Center
Bradley Horton and wife, Jessica of Center
Megan Horton of Center
Dalton Horton of Center
Justin Horton of Center
Cameron Horton of Center
Crystal Zienco and husband, Travis of Chireno
Candy Hendricks and husband, Patrick of Tenaha
Josh Blue and wife, Maranda of Silsbee
Bryan Blue of San Augustine

12 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Albert Johnston and Mina Woods Johnston
Husband: Frank Horton
Son: Lynn Horton

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


Donald Ray Milam, 68, of Van Alstne, Texas, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his residdence. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel in Van Alstyne, Texas. Family night visitation will be Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00P.M. at the funeral home.

Don is survived by his wife Shelia Milam of Van Alstyne, daughters; Holly Anne Newton of Argyle Tx., Allison Leigh McChristial of Counce, Tn., Angela Kay Thomas of Georgetown Tx.; son Don-Eric Milam of Crossroads, Tx.; eight grandchildren; dad Lonnie Chance; brothers; Gary Chance and Wendell Chance

Visitation:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Scoggins Funeral Home 637 West Van Alstyne Parkway Van Alstyne Texas 75495 (map/driving directions)

Service:
2:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel (map/driving directions)


04/02/2012
Virginia Bell Boyd Rogers, 98, of Tyler, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Tyler.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center with the Very Reverend Stephen Secaur officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rogers was born July 20, 1913, in Gradyville, Georgia, to Horace Huntington Boyd and Kathleen Virginia Shrivers Boyd. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Wenatchee, Washington where she grew up. She attended Washington State University before moving to San Francisco, California, where she met her husband, James Graves Rogers, Jr., DDS, who was from Center, Texas. They married in San Diego, California on August 1, 1942. After the end of World War II, Dr. Rogers continued his military service in the U.S. Navy and Virginia was an active and patriotic Navy wife. After Dr. Rogers’ retirement from the Navy, they lived in Shreveport, LA for many years and then in Center, TX. Virginia was a member of many organizations over the years including Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Charles G. Davenport Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Shreveport Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution for which she served as Regent.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Horace Huntington Boyd and Kathleen Virginia Shrivers Boyd, Husband, James Graves Rogers, Jr., Brother, Horace Huntington Boyd, Jr., and Sister, Kathleen Tayloe Boyd Broussal.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Catherine Carlton Rogers Simmons & husband, Roy Simmons, Jr. of Tyler
James Graves Rogers, III & wife, Joann McFaull Rogers of New Orleans, LA
Nancy Boyd Rogers Crawford & husband, Phillip Crawford of Eugene, OR
Elizabeth Tayloe Rogers Holloway & husband, Ted Holloway of Natchitoches, LA

Grandchildren:
Amy Rebecca Bickers, Timothy Rogers Bickers, David Rogers Grimes, Richard Carlton Grimes, James Graves Rogers IV, Anne Carlton Rogers Barrett, and Adele Tayloe Rogers Miller

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law:
Mary Lou Boyd of Leavenworth, WA

Brother-in-law:
Roger Broussal of San Mateo, CA
Numerous Nieces & Nephew

Pallbearers:
James Rogers, David Grimes, Richard Grimes, Timothy Bickers and Jacob Mercer

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


Cozette Myrl Stephano, 97, of Timpson, TX, passed away April 1, 2012, in Garrison, TX. She was born March 11, 1915, in Clayton, TX, to Blanche E. (Heath) and Henry T. Bailey. Cozette was a graduate of Timpson High School. She was a housewife and devoted wife of 55 years. She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church as long as she was able to attend.

Cozette Stephano was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Stephano; brother, LaClair Bailey; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bailey; and sister Lillian Bock and her husband Frank Bock. She is survived by many nephews and nieces.

Graveside service for Cozette Stephano will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Visitation will be at Taylor Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time on Wednesday.

The family extends its appreciation and thanks to the entire staff and employees of Garrison Nursing Home for the wonderful care and love given to Cozette for the past 14 years.

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


Phyllis Melinda Berkhert Jakab, 75, of Tenaha, passed away, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born February 11, 1937 in Tulsa, OK to John and Edna Berkhert. She attended First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

She is preceded in by her Parents, John and Edna Berkhert and Sisters, Peggy Heart and Margie Conrad.

She is survived by hHusband: William David Jakab of Tenaha

Son: David William Jakab of Kentucky

Daughter: Anna Lee Clinton of Florence, SC

2 Grandchildren: Cameron & Joshua Clinton of Florence, SC

2 Sisters: Laura Bell & Pearl of Okmulgee, OK

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

03/30/2012

Funeral services for Gerald James Stamps, 88, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, April 2, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Stamps passed away Sunday, April 01, 2012, in Garrison, TX.

Born November 17, 1923, in Farmerville, LA, Gerald James Stamps was the son of the late Fred C. and Amy (Stilley) Stamps. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February, 1942, and served until his retirement in 1962. Gerald was a Chief Petty Officer in Weapons Ordinance and saw military action aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific during World War II and also served during the Korean War. While stationed in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Gerald and Avis Ramsey were married July 20, 1945.

After his retirement, Gerald enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his love was for his Lord, his family, and Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife Avis Ramsey Stamps of Timpson; son Gerald S. Stamps and wife Mary of Timpson; daughters Gay Childs and husband John of Timpson and Lana Satterwhite and husband David of Huxley, TX; daughter-in-law Marianne Stamps Blalock of Marshall, TX; brothers Frank and Virgil Stamps; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Gerald J. Stamps was preceded in death by his stepmother Nell Stamps, son Steven Stamps, brother Bill Stamps, and sister Julia Hunter.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Service for Mr. Willie D. Yarbrough, age 60, will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 1:00p.m. at New Hope C.M.E. Church, Timpson, TX. Rev. W. G. Morris, Officiating. Visitation is Saturday the 31st from 10a.m. to 12:30p.m. at New Hope Church.

Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Willie D. Yarbrough died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX.

Survivors: One daughter, Theresa Yarbrough of Fort Worth, One son, Roderick Yarbrough of Timpson, Mother, Ms. Inez Yarbrough of Tyler, One sister, Margie Williamson (Ray) of Tyler, one brother, Donald Yarbrough (Rose) of Timpson, and special friend Brenda Williams of Center.


Dorothea Kiker, 94, of Winnie, formerly of Hamshire, died on March 29, 2012, at the Arboretum of Winnie. A native of Homer, Louisiana and born on November 1, 1917, she had lived in the Hamshire and Winnie areas since 1937.

Dorothea was a seventy-five year member of First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, where she served faithfully in many different capacities and groups. Dorothea was a nurse with the Winnie Community Hospital and retired after working for twenty-three years. She tirelessly shared her nursing skills with anyone in the community that needed her.

She is survived by her sons, Dale Kiker and his wife, Paula and Ben Kiker and his wife, Connie all of Winnie; daughters, Sandra Sherman and her husband, Jes of China and Sue Carter and her husband, Doyle of Shelbyville; sister, Christine Vandiver of Madison, Tennessee; grandchildren, Debbie Thornton and her husband, Jerry, Shelle Samaha and her husband, Jimmy, Matt Carter, Jay Carter, Ben Kiker, Jr. and his partner, Rick Claeys, Pajé Kiker and her fiancé, Kevin Sonnier, Jordan Kiker, Kelsea Broomas and her husband, Jason, Cullen Kiker, and Cole Kiker and his wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Austin Samaha, Wyatt Samaha, Tanner Racca, and Madison Racca; and a host of family and friends.

Dorothea was preceded in by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Earp; and husband, John Pickens Kiker.

Her family would like to give a special thanks to the Arboretum staff for their loving, compassionate care, especially those on “D” hall.

Dorothea’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 31, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, 1708 State Hwy 124, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive in Winnie. A gathering of her family and friends will be Friday, March 30, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Broussard’s.

Pallbearers will be all ten of her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, P. O. Box 1570, Winnie, Texas 77665.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


03/29/2012

Marceline Green, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born Mary 26, 1928 in Center to O.L. Parker and Lois Wilburn Parker. Mrs. Green was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Johnny Allen officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jackson, Dan Jackson, Larry Warren, Mac Warren and Jimmy Lout.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Donny Lynch and wife, Lucille of Marshall
Ronny Lynch and wife, Penny of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Dianne Jackson and husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches
Sharon Johnson and husband, Tyson of Waterman

Seven Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Brother: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Bernadine Creech of Center
Wanda Reynolds of Buna

Preceded in death by:
Parents: O.L. Parker and Lois Wilburn Parker
Husband: James T. Green
Grandson: Christopher Johnson
Sister: Virginia McDonald

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


03/27/2012

G.C. (Red) Meyers, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. He was born August 19, 1929 in Shelby County to Henry H. Meyers and Luie Sumner Meyers. Mr. Meyers was employed at Tyson for twenty-five years and also worked as a commercial fisherman. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:30pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Danny Tidwell, Jeffery Sims, Rickie Sims, John Ross Jr., Tommy Hall and Charles Ray Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Ross, William “Goose” Holder, Andy Gibbs, Lonnie Ware and Jay Harvey.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Meyers and wife, Osla of Joaquin
Steven Harvey and wife, Elizabeth of Shelbyville
Bobby Harvey and wife, Amanda of Nacogdoches
Marcus Berry of El Paso

Seven Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Henry H. Meyers and Luie Sumner
Wife: Jo Dale Harvey
Daughter: Wendy Nicole Harvey
Sister: Odale Meyers Sims
Brother: Cotton Meyers

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


03/26/2012

Evie Lena Fletcher, 92, of Center, passed away March 25, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 26, 1919 in Choice, Texas to William Henry Stanley and Mae Kennon Stanley. Mrs. Fletcher was a graduate of Center High School and Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. She was a school teacher for many years. On November 27, 1940, Mrs. Fletcher married Sherman Hugh Fletcher, who preceded her in death in 2005. She was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
2 Children:
Hugh Stanley Fletcher and wife, Pat of LaPorte
Sarah Margaret Fletcher of Center

Grandson: Clinton Grant Fletcher and wife, Julie of Deer Park

Great Grandchildren:
Hailey Sarah Fletcher
Colton Grant Fletcher

Brother: Lamar (Bill) Stanley of Spring Branch

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Sherman Hugh Fletcher
Parents: William Henry Stanley and Mae Kennon Stanley
Brother: Leycester (Buck) Stanley

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


Aaron Ross Bridwell 90, of Baytown, Texas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Aaron was born on October 13, 1921 in Center, Texas to Otto and Naomi (Bishop) Bridwell. Aaron served his country and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and then worked and retired from Arco Steel. When he wasn’t busy working some of his hobbies were hunting, gardening, raising cattle, working on cars, feeding birds and spending time with his family and friends. Aaron was a very strong hardworking man who had a great sense of humor and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Ruth Bridwell; sons, Eddie Bridwell, James Bridwell, Billy Bridwell; sisters, Clio Long and Clara Martin, brother Warren Bridwell.

Aaron is survived by his daughter, Carol Fabian of Baytown; daughter, Dorothy Murphy and husband Tommy of Center; daughter-in-law, Beth Ann Bridwell of Baytown; 12 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:00pm at White Rock cemetery outside of Center, Texas.

Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd, Highlands, Texas 77562. The family would like to thank Cedar Bayou Home and Baytown Home for their loving care for Aaron and friendship to the family. And also thank you to Odyssey Hospice for his final care. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com


03/25/2012

Mrs. Dell Tamplin, 82, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Port Arthur. She was born February 9, 1930 in Shelby County to Jerry Metcalf and Vera Windham Metcalf. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn and Rev. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Ken Tamplin, Ron Tamplin, Greg Tamplin, Tommy Tamplin, Tanner Jorgensen and Jared Porter.

She is survived by hHusband: Weldon (Chuck) Tamplin of Huxley

Daughters:
Susan Angelle and husband, Glen of Port Neches
Vicki Smith and husband, Jerry of New Braunfels

Grandchildren:
Hayley Jorgensen
Tanner Jorgensen
Jared Porter

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Jerry Metcalf and Vera Windham Metcalf
2 Brothers

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Haden, age 92, of Tatum, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Dale Purdy and Mr. Bill Lainus officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Haden passed away on Saturday morning, March 24, 2012, in Henderson.
Emma Doris Watson Haden was born on June 23, 1919, in Center, Shelby County, TX, the second daughter of B. and Ella Madden Watson. Mrs. Haden married James Hilliard “J.H.” Haden on Feb. 18, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1988. She most of her life in the East Texas area and attended the Grand Bluff Baptist Church as well as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Haden owned and operated Haden Grocery Store in Harrison County for many years. She retired from Brookshire Bros. Grocery in Marshall after many years of employment. Mrs. Haden loved to garden and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Annie B. Watson, George Glen Watson, Marlin Watson, Mozelle Watson Haden, and J.C. Watson.

Mrs. Haden is survived by:
children, James Richard Haden and wife Linda of Tatum
Jerry L. Haden and wife Beverly of Tatum
and Judy Haden Williams and husband Robert of Tatum

Siblings, Helen Watson McCann of Marshall
Francis Watson Sipes of Tatum
Galen Watson of Olympia, Wash.
and Johnny Watson of Del Rio

9 grandchildren
17 great-grandchildren
and 6 great-great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive Mrs. Haden.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Haden, Byron Haden, Adrian Haden, Barry Haden, Steven Williams, Michael Morton, and Thomas Perry

If desired, memorials may be made to Angel Care Hospice, 209 US Highway 79 N, #102, Henderson, TX 75652.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


03/23/2012

Michael Lee Ballard, 57, passed away on March 22, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He was born January 15, 1955, in Center, TX to Jerry Don and Emma Jean Ballard.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Don brother, Daniel Bryan; and son, Daniel Lee.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly

Mother and Step-father, Emma Jean and Stacy Ballard

Daughter, Melanie

brother, Donny Howard

two grandchildren, Caleb and Michael

along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Oaks, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, with funeral service to follow immediately in the chapel at 12 p.m. A lunch reception will be served after the conclusion of service.

Visitation will again be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Woods United Methodist Church, 127 CR 4262, in Tenaha, TX, 75974, with graveside services at 12 p.m. at Woods Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Houston Hospice at www.houstonhospice.org , or to Woods Cemetery at the above address, C/O David and Gail Flemings.

Online condolences may be offered at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com.


Jewel Nelda “Nell” Sanford, age 81, of Groveton formerly of Center, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Mrs. Sanford was born August 18, 1930 in Newton County, Texas to parents, Cara Clay & Emma Beatrice (Rea) Newberry. She retired from Tyson Foods in Center after working there for many years. She loved to quilt & crochet and she was very proud of her 10 children, 23 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cara Clay Newberry & Emma Beatrice Rea Newberry, Husband, Robert Sanford, Daughter, Ada Rasberry, Son, W.C. Sanford, Granddaughter, Crystal Johnson and Sister, Helen Fontaine.

She is survived by:
8 Children:
Linda Adams & O’Neal McCauley of Nacogdoches
Betty Byrd & husband, Bill of Channelview
Robert Sanford of Wartrace, TN
Oveta “Geeter” Pyburn & husband, Sonny of Nashville, TN
Vada Skelton & husband, Jimmy of Garrison
Jeanie Moore of Groveton
Mikel Sanford of Channelview
David Sanford & wife, Shauna of Center

23 Grandchildren
19 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law:
Ruth Sanford of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Dustin Sanford, Jason Skelton, Steve Adams, Jr., Brandon Johnson,
Mikel Moore, Dakota Sanford, Devin Sanford & Devin Murray

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


Albert W. Windham, 95, of Center, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center. He was born October 27, 1916 in Center to Lonnie L. Windham and Velma McGee Windham. Mr. Windham was employed at Old’s Supermart for twenty-five years and also worked as a farmer, rancher and carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tom Watkins, Jeff Webster, Billy Williams, Larry Williams, Steve Barr, Charles Barr and Terry Walton. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Billy Mac Walton and Buford Weaver.

He is survived by:
Wife: Pearline Windham of Center

Son: David Windham and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Janet Hughes and husband, Edward of Carthage
Darla Smith and husband, Carey of Nashville
Cathryn Windham of Terlingua
William Windham of Nacogdoches
Allison Gallegos and husband, Ed of Jonesboro

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Breaux of Nashville
Harrison Windham of Strawn

Special Friend: Paul Breaux of Center

Brother: Preston Windham of Center

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Lonnie L. Windham and Velma McGee Windham
Son: William Henry Windham

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


Dale Santford Schuler passed away, March 22, 2012, in San Augustine, Tx. He was born July 30, 1932 to Ralph Ruehle Schuler and Esthes May Dow Schuler in Custer County, South Dakota. He was a good father and a great grandfather. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family. He owned his own business Schuler &Sons Construction in Grand Prairie,TX for many years. Special thanks to the staff at Trinity Rehab for the love and care Dale received while there.

He had requested to be cremated, and no services are planned at this time. He has requested that his ashes be spread over his parents gravesite in Upper Sandusky, OH.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Ruehle Schuler, mother Esthes May Dow Schuler and sister Grace Piecha.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Cheryl and husband Danny Green of Shelbyville, Tx

Son: Robert D. Schuler of Wisconsin

Grandson: Robert D. Schuler, Jr. and wife Cassie of Wisconsin

Great-grandson: Mason Schuler of Wisconsin

Brothers:
Charles Schuler and wife Judy of Carey, OH
And Gerald 'Skeet' Schuler and wife Juanita of Marion, OH

Numerous nieces and nephews

Extended family
Fred and Bess Green of Shelbyville, TX
Special Grandkid, Matthew Green, Emily Green & Amy Green Wharton of Annapolis,MD
Charles and Pat Hooker of Nacogdoches, TX
Lynda K. Russell and Phil Henningan of Center, TX And staff of Trinity Rehab in San Augustine

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


03/22/2012

Clarence Vernon Peace, age 71, of New Boston, TX died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at his home in New Boston, TX. He was born September 9, 1940 in Center, TX. He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from 25 year career in law enforcement.

Visitation will be Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Comforter Funeral Home, New Boston, TX. Services will be held at 11:30, Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Comforter Funeral Home in New Boston, TX followed by an interment at 3:00 P.M., at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, TX. Under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

He is survived by his daughter, Geneva Carpenter Rainer of Humble, TX, two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cindy Carpenter of Springtown, TX., Mark and Tina Peace of New Boston, TX., Ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Two Brothers and sisters-in-law, John & Jean Peace of Norman, OK., and Bruce and Ramona Peace of Pearland,TX


03/21/2012

Aaron John Meche passed away on March 20, 2012 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 8, 1934 to the late Elphege and Ailene Mire Meche of Duson, Louisiana. He served in Calcasieu Parish as Ward 4 Marshal, Chief of Police of Westlake, and worked for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department. He was in Law enforcement for over forty years. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Westlake and a Charter Member of Knights of Columbus #5755 in Westlake, La. He moved with his wife to Tenaha, Texas in 1998 and attended St. Williams Catholic Church in Carthage, Texas. He enjoyed gardening until Parkinson disease wouldn’t allow him to do it anymore. Aaron loved people and enjoyed helping anyone he could as long as his health allowed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Zola Kyle Meche, three sons, Kyle, Meche of Tenaha, Texas, Kirk Meche of Sulphur, La. And Karl Meche and wife Janis Lyons Meche of Moss Bluff, La One (1) grandson, Aaron Gregory Meche, three (3) granddaughters, Kirstin Aline Meche, Amelia Christine Meche, and Ella Grace Meche. Also survived by two brothers, Leeward Meche of Church Point, La, Harold Meche of Mire, La. Two Sisters, Lee Moreaux and husband Alvin of Thibodeaux, La. And Liz Veronie of Lake Charles. Also brother-in-law Emory Richard of Opelousas, La.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Leora Richard, parents Elphege and Ailene Meche, and his brother-in-law Emerson Veronie.

Visitation for Mr. Meche will be Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Friday at 10:00 am at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Deacon Garrett Caraway will officiate. Graveside services will be at Old Center Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas at 4:00 pm.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net


Daphine Slatter Whitlock, 79, of Center, passed away March 20, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born June 16, 1932 in Neuville to James Thomas Slatter and Loucile Stricken Slatter. Mrs. Whitlock was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Newbern Chapter #1135, where she served as a Past Worthy Matron. She was of the Methodist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, March 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Basel Slatter officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Basel Slatter, James Welch Jr., A.V. Slatter, Jr., Rondall Slatter, Lewis Kim Welch and Marty Montoya. Honorary pallbearers will be her boys at Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

She is survived by husband, Winifred Whitlock of Center

Sons:
George A. Whiltock and wife, Joan of Little Rock, Arkansas
David W. Whitlock of Center

Grandchildren:
Celeste Montoya of Silsbee
Jon Whitlock of Beaumont
Samantha Whitlock of Beaumont
Chris Davis and wife, Valarie of Little Rock, Arkansas
Rusty Short and wife, Amanda of Little Rock, Arkansas

Great Grandchildren:
Jayden Montoya
Lilly Montoya
Dominique Montoya

Sisters:
Reta Betcher of Beaumont
Peaches Conway of Center

Preceded by:
Parents: J.T. and Loucile Slatter
Brothers: A.V. Slatter and Quinton Slatter

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


03/20/2012

A service for Vicky Diane Ellison, 61 of Crosby Texas, formerly of Andrews Texas will be held March 24, 2012 at 2:00pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Hwy 7 East, Center, TX 75935.

Vicky entered into rest on March 16th at her home in Crosby Texas after battling cancer.

She was born to Lee and Doris Hadaway in Lubbock Texas on June 2, 1950. She attended Andrews High School. Later she obtained her GED and attended Howard College for Interpreting. She worked at Kirby West in Andrews TX for 14 years and was currently working at A Plus Modular Services, Inc in Crosby Texas and has for the past 11 years.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Gary Eugene Ellison. She is survived by her parents Mr. & Mrs Lee Hadaway of Carbon TX; Sisters Kay Ellis and Dewayna Duley of new Braunfels TX; Brother Bo Hadaway of Murray Kentucky; Daughters Jan Holguin and husband Jessie of Andrews TX, Jennifer Scott and husband Allen of Levelland TX, Jeri Blake and husband Shane of New Caney TX, Trista Acosta and Husband Tito of Crosby TX; Sons Charlie Ellison and wife Mandi of Lubbock TX, Arthur Ellison and wife Monica of Odessa TX; 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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


03/19/2012

Jewel Barrett Reid, age 94 of Rusk County, TX, passed away March 16, 2012. She was born January 5, 1918, to Frank G. and Sarah (Seelbach) Barrett.

Jewel is survived by her children: Jewelene Hendrix and husband Billy, Judy Russell, Pam Brautigan and husband Marvin; grandchildren: Mike Lunsford and wife Debbie, Lisa Hughes and husband Randy, Michael Fitzgerald and wife Nikki, Chris Smith and wife Libby; 5 great-grandchildren, numerous great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Woodlawn Heights Cemetery south of Mt. Enterprise, TX.


Evaline M. Jacki Williams, 73, of Center, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1938 in Laughton, Oklahoma to Ernest Wise Stimpson and Maxine Betsworth Stimpson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Scates, Lloyd Scates, Brandon Simmons, Steve Parker, Randy Fountain and John Kevin Cosby.

She is survived by:
Husband: Billy E. Williams of Center

Daughters:
Athena Sigmon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tammy Davis and husband, Larry of Center
Deana Michelle Jackson and husband, Joel of Chattanooga, Oklahoma

Son: Douglas Melvyn Olinger of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fourteen Grandchildren

A number of great grandchildren

Brother: Earnest Wise Stimpson, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada

Sister: Lynn Whipple and husband, Darrell of Edmond, Oklahoma

Mother-in-law: Elizabeth Vaudine Adams of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Barbara Scates and husband, Jerry of Center
Gay Adams and husband, Steve of San Angelo

Brothers-in-law:
Glenn Williams of Johnson City
Jeff Coats of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Ernest Wise Stimpson and Maxine Betsworth Stimpson
Brothers: Wiley Stimpson and Tim Stimpson
Son: Charles Vincent Sandusky
Sisters-in-law: Nancy Williams and Wanda Coats

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


Duglas Lee Hightower Sr., 69 of San Augustine, Texas, passed away March 18, 2012 at his residence in San Augustine County. He was born October 22, 1942 in San Augustine County, Texas to Vernon Hightower and Louise Evans Hightower. He was a deacon at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church and had a degree from Fraith Bible Institute. His occupation was a carpenter. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 19, 2012 at 3pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Funeral services will be March 20, 2012 at 2pm in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Byley, Bro. Weldon Blackmon, and Bro. Cliff Durham to officiate. Interment will follow in Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Martha McGee Hightower of San Augustine

Sons:
Duglas Lee Hightower Jr. and wife Danielle of Lufkin
Marshall Hightower of Etoile

Daughters:
Dorinda Byley and husband Robert of San Augustine County
Michell Durham and husband Cliff of San Augustine County

Grandchildren:
Tyler and wife Kelly
Christopher and wife Kaitlyn
Hagen, Brittany, Chance, Jennifer

Great-grandchild: Kolby

Brothers
Carlton Wayne and Wayne Hightower
Vernon ray Hightower
Jerry Neal and Debbie Hightower

Sister: Ann and Charles Lowe

Mother-in-law: Marie McGee of San Augustine

Preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Louise Hightower; brothers: Marvin Hightower Jr., Wyman Doyle Hightower; father-in-law: Sam McGee

Online obituary and condolences can be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


03/18/2012

Linda Darlene Hall, age 64, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.

She was born September 14, 1947, in Abilene, Texas, and had lived in Shelby County, Texas, for a number of years. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker, dedicated to taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Hall Sr. of Timpson, Texas; sons, Jeffery Green and fiance Kathy Anderson of Katy, Texas, and Kenneth Hall Jr. and wife Carmen of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Traci Green of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Katelyn Green and Morgan Green, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Brianna Hall of Houston, Texas, and Laura Anderson of Katy, Texas; and three sisters, Donna Smith of Tipton, Oklahoma, Sheila Samples and husband Royce of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Carol Wright and husband Jay of Granbury, Texas.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Green.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Bro. Bill David Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery, located off County Road 732.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


03/17/2012

Charlie Mae Goodwin (82) of Center died, Thursday March 15, 2012. Funeral services will be at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Texas, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 11:00am. Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating.

Survivors:

Daughter, Naretta Crosby (Arthur Ray)
Grandson, Kevin Goodwin (Lindsey)
Sister, Addie B. Brown

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Hicks Chapel. Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


03/16/2012

Mark Allen Ray, 39, of Center, passed away March 15, 2012 in Center. He was born June 30, 1972 in Carthage to Oather Marvin Ray and Jackie Lou Thompson Ray. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

No services are planned at this time.

He is survived by:
Wife: Kay Ray of Center

Son: Zachary Ray of Victoria

Daughter: Michelle Kasa of Norway

Brother: Billy Ray of Center

Step-brother: Terry Compte of Timpson

A number of other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Oather & Jackie Lou Ray
Sister: Vickie Ray
Nephew: Dakota Thompson

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


03/15/2012

Nelwyn Glyn Carriker Hann, surrounded by her family, died on March 15, 2012. Private memorial services are pending at DFW National Cemetery for Buddy, who was a veteran in WWll, and Nelwyn.

Nelwyn was born on May 2, 1926 to R A. & Hazel Carriker in Center, Texas. She met and married Warren (Buddy) Hann on Dec. 24, 1945, while attending Stephen F Austin State College in Nacogdoches. They made their home in Sulphur,LA for over 60 years.

Nelwyn was active in her church, Maplewood United Methodist, for 60 years. She also performed as a line dancer with the Silver Strutters, winning numerous medals at the Senior Louisiana Olympics. Nelwyn volunteered as a Pink Lady at Cameron Calcasieu Hospital for many years. She was an artist by hobby and shared many of her paintings with family and friends.

Nelwyn moved to Mansfield in 2010, where she lived with her sister until her death. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice and Comfort Keepers for their support and compassion they provided for Nelwyn in her final weeks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Hann, and her parents.

Nelwyn is survived by her daughter, Kathy Phillips; son, Kim Hann; sister, Cynthia Carriker Williams (Sonny); niece, Lori Tipton; nephew, Kirby Williams (Julie); and many cousins and dear friends.

Services under the direction of Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.


Jerry Dickinson, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born June 19, 1932 in Port Arthur, Texas to Don B. Dickinson and Anna Mae Morvant Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Shelbyville ISD School Board for over a decade. He attended Shelbyville Methodist Church and was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, March 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A funeral service including Masonic honors will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Parker, Joe Tom Schillings, Dr. Ray West, Doug Turk, Larry Warren, Larry Horn, Jordan Horn and Mark Leach. Honorary pallbearers will be Trever Doggett, Maxie Doggett, Gene McDaniel, Gordon McDonald, Bryan Dickinson, Michael Dickinson and Ray Barlow.

He is survived by:

Wife: Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville

Son: Gerald Dickinson, Jr. of Stafford

Daughter: Susan Milford and husband, David of Waskom

Grandson: Jamie Dickinson and wife, Billie of Porter

Granddaughters:
Angie Medrano and husband, Juan of Pittsburg
Leslie Milford of Waskom
Shannon Milford of Waskom

Great Grandson: Corey Bedford of Pittsburg

Great Granddaughter: Hollie Bedford of Pittsburg

Nephews: Bryan and Michael Dickinson

A number of other nieces and nephews

Brothers-in-law:
Trever Doggett and wife, Margie
Maxie Doggett and wife, Sammie

Sisters-in-law:
Patricia McDonald and husband, Gordon
Brenda McDaniel and husband, Gene
Billie Barr

Preceded in death by:
Son: Roy Thomas Dickinson
Parents: Don B. Dickinson and Anna Mae Morvant Dickinson
Brother: Don B. Dickinson, Jr.
Sister: Anna Lou Dickinson

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


Ida Lofton, 87, of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born April 28, 1924 in Columbia, LA to Joseph Perot and Larua Holems Perot. She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12:30pm to 2pm at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will follow at 2pm with Bro. Bill Jones to officiate. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by son, Thomas H. Lofton and wife Ina of Garrison, Texas

Brothers:
Frank Perot of Columbia, LA
Ree Perot of Columbia, LA

Host of other friends, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Obey Lofton; 2 sons, Robert Lofton and Tim Lofton and parents.

Pallbearers: Jimmy Matlock, Joey Cranford, George Muckleroy, Howard Cozart, Tomy Cozart, and Mike Cozart
Honorary Pallbearer: Roger Dale Cranford

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


03/14/2012

Judith Ann Perkins Taylor, 69, of Stuttgart, Arkansas, formerly of Center, Texas, was born July 3, 1942, in Stuttgart to Wayman and Virginia Perkins. She died Monday, March 12, 2012, at Maumelle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Maumelle.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Duane Taylor; her daughter, Michelle Taylor Hoover (husband Danny) of Conway; two sons, Steve Taylor (wife Susan) of Pine Bluff and Jason Taylor (wife Traci) of Whitehouse, Texas; and her grandchildren, Dustin Hoover, Wesley Hoover, Emily Hoover, Lauren Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Ashlee Taylor and Avery Taylor. She is also survived by her sister, Jerry Bise (husband Rodney) of Heber Springs; brother, Art Perkins (wife Susan) of Lonoke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Wayman Perkins.

Judy will be remembered for her love of family, friends, flowers and gardening. Her favorite flower was the lily. She also loved to cook and entertain family and friends. She was always looking out for others and trying to help everyone before she helped herself.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at First Christian Church with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Turpin Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or First Christian Church.

Please go to www.turpin-co.com to sign the online guestbook.
Services under the direction of Turpin Funeral Home, Stuttgart, AR.


03/13/2012

James Earl “Butch” Snider, 68, of Center, passed away March 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born February 8, 1944 to Jessie Snider and Verna Lou Moore Snider. Mr. Snider worked as a fuel mechanic at Texas Utility Mining Company, where he retired after thirty-six years of service. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center. Butch loved fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding with his friends, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Yarborough, Shane West, Joe Steed, Artie Crow, Johnny Magby, Bob Collier, James Hagler and Travis Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Scooter Johnson, Jackie Cannon, Calvin Cannon, John Barbee, Ricky Barbee and Archie Barbee, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife: Vicky Barbee Snider of Center

Sons:
Jeremy Snider and wife, Ashley of Tenaha
Jimmy Snider and wife, Debby of Tenaha
Allen Snider and wife, Frances of Elysian Fields

Mother: Verna Lou Moore Snider of Center

Grandchildren:
Levi, Josh, Chris and Melissa Snider
Emily Dickinson

Great Grandchildren:
Jesse, Judson and AndieLeigh Snider
Rylan and Ryden Dickinson
Madelynn Williams

Sisters:
Sandra Harvey and husband, Mark of Center
Norma Moore of Signo

Brothers:
Billy M. Snider and wife, Debbie of Center
Travis Snider of Center
Gary Snider and wife, Rhonda of Center

Brothers-in-law:
John Barbee and wife, Geenie of Center
Ray Barbee and wife, Rosa of Center
Archie Barbee and wife, Cindy of Center
Donald Barbee and wife, Julie of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Barbee of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Barbara McDonald of Garrison
Joann Rushing and husband, Bill of Center
Linda Cougler and husband, Everett of Center
Ronda Holloway and husband, Robert of Center
Carolyn Harkness and husband, Ricky of Center
Sharon Barbee of Shelbyville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandson: Jarrod Paul Snider
Father: Jessie Snider
Brother: Jerry Snider and wife, Bobbie
Brothers-in-law: Elmer Moore, Bobby Barbee and William Marshall Barbee
Sister-in-law: Beverly Walker

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


Relda “Jane” Busby, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday March 13, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Corsicana, TX.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas, with Brother Carl Smith officiating and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Relda Jane was born on November 11, 1922 to Birt Knight & Mary Huffman Marks in Gurdon, AR. She was married to Richard Howard Busby, Sr. and they moved to Center in 1959. They were married for 64 years and had three daughters and one son. As an active member of First Baptist Church in Center for 50 years, Jane taught the Martha Class for many years and served on Bereavement and Prayer Committees. In earlier years she was a member of the Center Garden Club. She enjoyed working in her home for her family, helping others in need, and working alongside her husband while they built a lake home on Toledo Bend for the family and remodeled a historical home in Shelbyville, TX. In her last years Jane faithfully attended Calvary Worship in Corsicana while living with her daughter, Joyce & Family.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard H. Busby, Sr., brothers, James Raymond Marks, Rea Dod Marks and sisters, Ardell Marks McDonald, and Anna Glendyne Marks Beard.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Kathleen Smith & husband Howard, Jr. of Lewisville, TX, Jacquilyn Cochran and husband Gregg of Round Rock, TX, Richard Howard Busby, Jr. and wife Jolene of Center, TX, and Joyce Cawthorn and her husband Roy of Corsicana, TX. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Howard G. Smith, III, of Lewisville, TX, Ryan McClain of Denver, CO, Mary Bracken & husband Ben of Midland, TX, Jennifer Windham & husband Jonathan, of Center, TX, Byron “Trey” McDonald, of Corsicana, TX, Richard H. Busby, III of Haltom City, TX, Timothy Yancy, Thomas Cawthorn, and Austin Yancy of Corsicana, TX. Great grandchildren include Nicholas Windham, Rhiannon Windham, and Christopher McDonald.

Jane was a faithful witness for Jesus Christ to her family and the world. Jane cherished Ms Mary Terry and her best friend Velma McElroy.

The family wants to express its heartfelt thanks to Cedar Lake Hospice in Corsicana for their special care and Calvary Worship for their loving support.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Center, TX “Lottie Moon Offering” or Calvary Worship Center, “Youth Ministry”, Corsicana, TX.

An online guest book is available at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com by selecting the Relda “Jane” Busby obituary.


03/12/2012

Cecil Morris Robinson, 76 of Houston, Texas passed away March 8, 2012 in Tomball, Texas. He was born September 18, 1935 in Tyler, Texas to Cecil Carl Robinson and Sarah Turner Robinson. He was a member of Kleinwood Church of Christ in Spring, Texas and was retired from Kemper Insurance Company.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:30am at Cypress Creek Community Center in Spring, Texas with Bro. Ardle Brown to officiate. Interment will be held at 4:30pm at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by son, Brett Robinson and wife, Heather of Houston, Texas

Daughter, Cheryl Robinson Dennis and husband, Troy of Austin, Texas

7 Grandchildren

Sister, Lynn Shirley of Cumby, Texas

Preceded in death by wife, Mattie Jo Robinson; parents, Cecil and Sarah Robinson

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


03/10/2012

Sidney Rickey Wiggins, 48, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his residence in Joaquin. He was born August 6, 1963 in Carthage, Texas to Roger Wiggins and Billie Sholar Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins was welder and a member of Old Home Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, LA.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pipes, Roy Cheatwood, John Sholar, Marlin Spears, Richard Sholar and Jedediah Smith.

He is survived by wife, Sheila Wiggins of Joaquin

Daughters:
Miranda Wiggins of Logansport
Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport
Ami Durham and husband Harold of Logansport

Step-Son:
Ryan McGee of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Eli Fields of Logansport
Ryan McGee of Logansport

Sister, Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport

Brother, Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary

Father, Roger Wiggins of Galloway

Nieces:
Cierra Stephens and Katlyn Stephens of Logansport

Nephew:
Phillip Wiggins and wife Tara of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by:
Son, Bradley Wiggins
Mother, Billie Sholar Wiggins

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


03/09/2012

James Raymond Killgore, 47, of Center, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born December 7, 1964 in Galveston to Jerry Killgore and Patricia Weaver Ousley Killgore. Mr. Killgore owned and operated Creations Jewelry in Center for many years. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, Center Noon Lions Club, and Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, March 12, 2012 at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin with Bro. Chris Welch officiating.

He is survived by:
Mother, Pat Ousley of Joaquin

Brother, John Killgore and wife, Leigh of Houston

Aunt, Carol Randall of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Father, Jerry Killgore

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


Gladys Pauline Anders Alford of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on March 8, 2012, in Marshall, Texas, at the age of 97.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM, on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Chapel of the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Holrath officiating. Interment is to follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home on Sunday, March 11, 2012, from 5-7 PM.

Gladys Pauline Anders Alford was born on September 27, 1914, to Price Davenport Anders and Fannie Mitchell Anders, in San Augustine, Texas. She graduated from San Augustine High School in 1933. Gladys married Felter Luther Alford on March 17, 1934.

Gladys is survived by her son, Dr. Donald W. Alford, daughter-in-law, Jane Beck Alford of Marshall, Texas; grandson, John Matthew Alford, grand-daughter-in-law, Andrea Santmyer Alford; great grandson, Noah Matthew Alford of Sterling, Virgina; brother, Aubrey D. Anders; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gladys was very proud of her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Andrea Alford; and her great grandson, Noah Matthew Alford.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Felter Luther Alford; son, Kenneth Earl Alford; parents Price Davenport Anders and Fannie Mitchell Anders; brothers, Samuel Jesse Anders; Annis Perry Anders; Joe Bailey Anders, and Fred Anders.

Gladys was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. She was a member of The Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She lived most of her life in San Augustine except for the past six years we she lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Donald W. Alford, in Marshall, Texas.

Gladys was a homemaker for most of her life and also worked as a sales clerk in a store in San Augustine for 14 years. Gladys loved nature, especially flowers and gardening. While at home, she enjoyed gospel quartet singing and began singing in her family quartet at an early age. She enjoyed meeting and fellowshipping with people throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling with her immediate family to many beautiful places in the United States including Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; and other places.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Hill Baptist Church of Liberty Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be offered or on line obituary viewed at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine is in charge of arrangements.


Memorial services for Judge Crawford Parker, Jr., 83, of Delray, will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Carthage. Dr. Dale Reed and Rick McPherson will officiate at the memorial service. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. A memorial marker will be placed at Conner Cemetery in Beckville.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorn Funeral Home March 10, 2012. Judge Parker died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at home. Crawford Duane Parker, Jr was born August 13, 1928 in Beckville. He was one of two children born to Crawford Duane Parker Sr. and Euna Beatrice Ellis Parker. He attended school in Beckville, and then the University of Texas. While he did not serve overseas, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 1954, he met and married Elizabeth (Beth) Harris, of Beckville. Parker attended law school at South Texas College of Law, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1958. During those years he supported himself and his young family working at J.C. Penney's and as a bricklayer. After graduation Parker, with his wife and two young children, returned to Panola County, where he entered the practice of law. In 1960, he was elected Panola County Attorney, an office he held until 1972 when he declined to run for a fourth term, and elected to enter private practice. He was appointed by the Commissioner’s Court to the newly created County Court at Law and held that position from 1983 until his health forced his retirement in 1996. Throughout his life, Judge Parker was devoted to his family, the practice of law, and the Democratic party. He was a member of the Panola County Bar Association and was a member of the State Bar of Texas for more than fifty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Nelwyn Parker Thurman, son Crawford Duane Parker, III, and great grandson William David Stickel.

Judge Parker is survived by his devoted wife Beth, children Donna Beth and Ron Singleton, Cara Beth Parker, Elaine and Rick McPherson, Penny Lowrey; grandchildren Maribeth and Chris Stickel, Michael Ayers, Billy Ayers, Crawford (Ford) Duane Parker IV, Sarah Beth Parker, Rachel McPherson, Joel McPherson, Daniel McPherson, Justin Lowrey, Jon Lowrey, and Jacob Lowrey; extended family Sharon Thurman Ivey, Erin Ivey Oliver and husband Ben Oliver, Marty and Grace Thurman, Liza and Shane Woodfin, April Thurman, along with many other extended family members.
Honorary pallbearers are Warren Biggs, Billy Carter, Gay Lynn Harris, Dr. Wayne Kyle, Walter Parker, Buck Reid, and Panola County Bar Association members.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judge Parker's name may be made to the Conner Cemetery Association, at 3663 US Hwy 79 S, Carthage, TX 75633, or to Heart's Way Hospice in Carthage. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


The life of Jack Ray Goodwyn, 77, of Longview, will be celebrated on Saturday, March 10, 2012, with interment at 11 a.m. at Rosewood Park Cemetery and a 1:30 p.m. memorial service at First Baptist Church of Longview.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, March 9, 2012, at Welch Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel (Ell) Lout and Armon Gordon Goodwyn and his sisters, Ouida Romano and Peggy Hudgins.

Goodwyn attended public schools in Orange, excelling in sports and academics, and he graduated as valedictorian of Stark High School. He received academic and athletic scholarships from Baylor University, where he played baseball and studied chemistry. Goodwyn received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Baylor University in 1956 and 1960, respectively.

He married his high school sweetheart, Eloise McKinley, August 15, 1955. The Goodwyns moved to Longview in 1960 when he began his career with Eastman Chemical Co. (formerly a part of Eastman Kodak). His assignments at Eastman included positions of increasing responsibility in research and development, product development, administration and manufacturing. He was the first manager of the environmental affairs group. He retired March 31, 1997, as director of communications and public affairs after a career of nearly 37 years.

Goodwyn was active in church activities and faithfully attended many Bible study classes at First Baptist Church. He also served many years as a member of the deacon group, including one term as chair. He enjoyed the opportunity to serve through the church.

Goodwyn also played a role in the area business community. In 1992, he received both the Longview Chamber of Commerce's prestigious "Award for Service to Public Education" and the Key Communication Award from The Texas Schools Public Relations Association. Goodwyn was also elected a general co-chair when the Greater Longview Organization for Business & Education (GLOBE) was formed in 1989 and served in that position until retirement. GLOBE started as a Longview initiative to foster cooperation between business and education and later spread statewide.
In 2012, he was named Volunteer of the Year for Meals on Wheels. Goodwyn also served on the boards of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Longview United Way. He also served as an advisory board member for the Longview Public Library, Junior League of Longview and the Business Club of LeTourneau University. Goodwyn was regional co-chair and member of the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce Executive Committee.
His most cherished accomplishment, however, was his family. Goodwyn is survived by his wife, Ella, of Longview, Texas; one daughter, Cindy Goodwyn Hartke and husband, Rick, of Ector, Texas; son, Tom Goodwyn and wife, Ann, of LaQuinta, Calif.; and son, David Goodwyn of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kyle and Megan Goodwyn of Coppell, Texas, Matthew Goodwyn of LaQuinta, Calif., Justin and Graham Shannon of Ector, Texas, and Maddie, Kendall and Jack Goodwyn, all of Fort Worth, Texas.

Other survivors are his sister, Needa Reed, and husband, Charles, of Port Arthur; Texas; daughter-in-law, Andrea Goodwyn of Fort Worth; nieces, Norma Thiel of Jackson, Miss., and Grace Blair of Port Arthur; nephews, Dan and Sue Reed of Garland, Texas, Chuck and Leslie Reed of Port Arthur, Texas, Jon and Beth Reed of Groves, Texas, and Graham Stockton of Orange, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or First Baptist Church Missions.

An online registry may be signed at www.news-journal.com, by clicking on the obituaries link.


03/06/2012

Rebecca Bush, 90, of Roganville, Texas died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Avalon Place Nursing Home in Kirbyville.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at 2:00 p.m. at Asbury Cemetery in Center, Texas.

A native of Henderson, Texas and longtime resident of Center, she had lived in in Roganville 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nayron Bush; daughter, Sara Jane Bush Bowers; grandson, Charles Brady Bowers; and 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Wayne Bush and wife Judy of Roganville and Robert Edgar and wife Linda of Mt. Pleasant; a daugheter, Ellen Rebecca Garwood and husband Richard of Nacogdoches; a brother, Arney Lee Strickland and wife Bobbie Rae of Beaumont; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Strickland of Beaumont and Carol Strickland of Sherman; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial may be given to Roganville Baptist Church Building Fund, 3460 FM 2245, Kirbyville, TX 75956


03/05/2012

Graveside services for Mrs. Elaine McCoy Bogan will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Stanley, LA. Officiating will be her pastor, the Reverend Dennis LeFleur of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, assisted by Troy N. Terrell. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA.

Mrs. Bogan passed away Sunday afternoon, at her home, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Mt.Olivet Baptist Church, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Nocogdoches, TX, and was a retired school teacher. She loved to play dominoes and was an avid bowler.

Mrs. Bogan was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bogan; son, Danny Bogan; parents Earl C. McCoy and Vera Mae McCoy Spillyard; sister Elsie M. Walker, and brother, Carlton McCoy.

She is survived by her daughter, Tina B. Stucks and husband, Harold; grandson, Brady Luker; granddaughter, Christy Luker; a special niece and nephew, Sharon and Spencer Stewart, and extended family and friends.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to her good friends and caregivers, Ann Anderson and Irma Woods, who have been with her throughout her illness; and also to Superior Hospice and caregivers, Margie Tyler and Sallie Cheatham.

Pallbearers will be Spencer Stewart, Jimmy Walker, Mac McCoy, Wayne Spears, Stacy Stewart, Seth Stewart, Josh Walker and Monty McCoy.


Mrs. Pat Sue Amburn Hardy, 70 of San Augustine, Texas passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born March 18, 1941 in San Augustine, Texas to Rube Amburn and Annie Lena Crawford. She was a wife and mother.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2pm at First Baptist Church, San Augustine with Bro. Sonny Scarbrough, Bro. Mike Belgard, and Bro Linn Dykes officiating. Interment to follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden.

She is survived by husband of 55 years, Ray Hardy of San Augustine

Children:
Sheldon Ray Hardy and wife, Robyn of San Augustine
Terisa Mae Smith of San Augustine
Timothy Clay Hardy and wife, Tammy of San Augustine
Karla Kay Burdette and husband, Doug of Crock ett

17 Grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren

Sisters:
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Maxie Chumley and husband, Keith of San Augustine
Jan Robbins and husband, Kelly of Center

Brother-in-law, Charles Hardy and wife, Gertrude of San Augustine

Sister-in-law, Maxine Arnold of Houston

She was preceded in death by: parents, Rube and Lena Amburn; brothers: Bonell, Charles, Doug, Tommy, David, Billy and Kenneth Amburn; sister, Gertie Amburn Leach; grandson, Sheldon Ray Hardy Jr.; great granddaughter, Chloe Grace Sewell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon's Bibles or White Rock Church Building Fund.

Online condolences can be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.
Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


Brenda Joyce Ariola Wright, 69 of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 in Tyler, Texas. She was born July 9, 1942 in Logansport, LA to James Mickey Ariola and Lilly O'Nell Daniels. She was a bookkeeper and was a Baptist.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10am at Bates Cooper Sloan Chapel located at 2805 S. Jefferson Mt. Pleasant, TX with Rev. Tracey Williams to officiate.

She is survived by husband H. T. Bud Wright of Mt. Pleasant, TX

Sons:
Rusty Wright of Mt. Pleasant, TX
Billy Wayne Wright of Rogerville, AL

Grandchildren:
Kaci Wright Johnson of Granbury, Tx
Cheyenne Wright of Clarksville, TX
Baylie Wright of Clarksville, TX

Great Grandchild: Blaze Johnson of Granbury, TX

Daughter in Laws: Kiki Wright of Granbury, TX and Niki Bishop of Clarksville, TX

She was preceded in death by: parents, James Mickey Ariola and mother, Lilly O'Nell Daniels

Memorial may be sent to East Texas Hospice of Tyler.

Online registry maybe signed at www.batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com


Patsy Nadene Adams, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at her residence in Joaquin. She was born October 30, 1949 in Plainview, Texas to Arvel Hendricks and Comella Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. Mrs. Adams was retired from Center ISD. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bruce Kunkel and Bro. Dathan Tripplet officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Cockrell, Michael Windham, Weldon Bailey, Andy Bailey, Bart Hendricks and Jeff Hendricks.

She is survived by husband, James Robert Adams of Joaquin

Son, William Adams and wife Kim of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Loretta Felder and husband Keith of Shelbyville
Veronica Lawson and husband Joey of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
April Alexander and husband Jeff of Center
Samantha Steptoe and husband Kyle of Shelbyville
Ryan Felder of Shelbyville
Tyler Adams of Shelbyville
Ryleigh, Kate and Cori Lawson of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren:
Caleb and Matthew Alexander of Center

Brothers:
Wayne Hendricks and wife Beverly of Center
Larry Hendricks and wife Beverly of Center
James Darrell “Bud” Hendricks of Center

Sisters:
Barbara Renfro and husband Jimmy of Center
Rebecca Windham and husband David of Center
Sheila Eubank of Shelbyville

Brothers-in-law:
Steve Adams and wife Philda of Timpson
Edward McRae and wife Shirley of Center
R. N. Ellison of Tenaha
David Eubank of Center

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


03/03/2012

Margaret Whitten, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born October 7, 1929 in Houston to Louis August Hanson and Ida Reed Hanson. Mrs. Whitten was a retired LVN.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow in the Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:
Children;
Donna Hulsey of Shelbyville
Edward Lee Whitten of Shelbyville
Holly Hagler and husband Jamie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren;
Franklin Lynn Hulsey and wife Jamie of Shelbyville
Amanda Brown and husband Chris of Grand Prairie
Tristyn Hagler and fiancé Philip Crelia of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren;
Madison Brown of Grand Prairie
Madison Perry of Shelbyville
Violet Hulsey of Shelbyville

Numerous other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Whitten

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


03/02/2012

Dorothy Anthony Denton, 89, of Center, passed away March 2, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born June 5, 1922 in Shelby County to William Samuel Anthony and Kizzie Frances Baggett Anthony. Mrs. Denton was a member of the Old Orange Baptist Church in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Dale Pate officiating.

She is survived by:
Special niece, who she lovingly referred to as “Sister”, Billie Hooper of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jan Freeman of Bridge City

Grandson, Brandon Freeman and wife Casey of Tulsa Oklahoma

Granddaughters;
Kristen Freeman and fiancé, Jordan Bell of Bridge City
Nikolle Freeman of Bridge City

Great Grandchildren;
Olivia Freeman
Joslyn Freeman
Jakub Freeman

Son-in-law of 23 years, Robert Freeman of Bridge City

Other nieces and nephews;
Mary Guidroz Ima Hendricks
Doris Thompson Linda Rachall
Maxine Hayes Shirley Owens
Mary Ann Clements Gordon Fred Anthony
Marlin Anthony, Jr.

Special Sister-in-law, Gertie Anthony of Carencrow, Louisiana

Numerous great nieces and nephews
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Scott And Kizzie Frances Anthony
Brothers; Lee Anthony, Wood Anthony, Jim Anthony, Marlin Anthony and Dick Anthony
Sister; Evie Wagstaff
Father of her daughter, Harry Denton

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Martinez, 93, of Lufkin, Texas will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00am in Bethel CME Church in the Tadmor Community with Pastor Walker and Rev. Ike Wiley officiating. Interment will follow in the McKelvey Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


03/01/2012

Services celebrating the lives of Elroy Clayton Brock (83) and Susie Dee White Brock (83), will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, 2:00 pm, at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Bro Gene Cox, assisted by Bro. Tommy Brock, Jr. Burial will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery, in Logansport. The family will visit with friends, Friday, March 2, 2012, 5-7 pm, at the funeral home.

Elroy was born, June 23, 1928, in Vernon, TX, to William Alton and Bell Roberts Brock. Susie was born, March 20, 1928, to Henry Clay and Marie Robinson White, in Start, LA. Elroy went to be with the Lord, February 26, 2012, and Susie joined him February 29, 2012. Elroy and Susie enjoyed 64 years of a beautiful marriage and, as God had planned it, He knew that they would not want to be parted. He chose for them to enter His kingdom together, where they will forever be together in joy and peace. What a wonderful love story to be told.

Wonderful times filled the lives of this family. Many hours were spent with Tommy and his father enjoying all sports. Especially, they enjoyed water skiing, golf, and, watching football. Susie would join them on frequent visits to the lake. They loved their grandchildren, dearly. Their house was open to all who would come. Food was on the table and they were ready to visit, at any time. For a long while, they were members of the First Baptist Church of Logansport; however, due to his work in the oil field and location changes, they visited other Baptist Churches around the country, until they became ill and unable to attend. They were fine people who made their family happy and formed lasting relationships with their many friends.

Preceding Elroy in death were his parents; son, William “Bill” C. Brock; grandsons, Jacob and Jonah Cox; brothers, Vandon and Kenneth Brock; Preceding Susie in death were her parents; son, William “Bill” C. Brock; grandsons, Jacob and Jonah Cox; brothers, Joel and Ben Thomas White; sister, Juanita Moore.

Left to cherish their memory is their son, Thomas Michael Brock and wife, Penny of Gloster, LA; grandchildren, Shannon Cox and husband, R.L of Logansport, Betsy Randolph and husband, Brett, Shreveport, LA, Billye Kristen Brock, Joaquin, TX, Christee Brock, Joaquin, TX, Britney Brock, of Tyler, TX and Tommy Brock, Jr. of Gloster, LA(3) great-grandchild, Josh Cox, Cade Cox of Logansport, LA , and Bethany Randolph of Shreveport, LA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Brock as pallbearers are, Jimmy Stephens, Milton Rogers, James Johnston, R.L.Cox, Brett Randolph and Kenny Brock. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Brock, Jr. and Josh Cox.

The family sends special thanks to Kilgore Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and concern for their loved ones, and their appreciation to Barbara Wyatt, and their neighboring friends, for their love and support through troubling times

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


Charles Delton Metcalf, 92, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home under the care of Heartways Hospice.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Calvin Permenter officiating. Graveside service with military honors will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 9, 1919 in Shelby County to James Cleon “Jim” and Sadie (Beasley) Metcalf. He served in US Army. He was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church. He worked at Tyson as a Supervisor for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jim & Sadie Metcalf and Brothers, James Metcalf, Richard Permenter, Eldridge Permenter & Audice Metcalf and Sisters, Ethel, Lydia & Pinkie.

He is survived by son, Charles Ray Metcalf & wife, Regina of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Charles Ray Metcalf, Jr. of Stanley, LA
Jimmy Dale Metcalf & wife, Charlotte of Joaquin
Shane Metcalf of Joaquin
Dakota Metcalf of Joaquin

Great Granddaughter, Avery Madison Metcalf of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Family & Friends

Step-Daughter, C.C. Brinkman of Carthage

Pallbearers: Charles Metcalf, Jr., Jimmy Dale Metcalf, Shane Metcalf, Dakota Metcalf, William Lee and Toby Broadus

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

02/29/2012

Yvonne Doggett, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away February 29, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born March 6, 1937 in Houston to Wallace Irving Plant and Leiodell Pace Plant. Mrs. Doggett was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, March 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by husband: Billy Ray Doggett of Shelbyville

Sons:
Donald Kladenski of Navasota
James Kladenski of Navasota
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana
Curtis Robinson and wife, Julie of Shelbyville
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine of Center

Daughter-in-law: Toni Robinson of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren

Sister: Joyce Edwards and husband, Kenneth of Lufkin

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Wallace Irving Plant and Leiodell Pace Plant
Son: David Robinson
Grandson: Scotty Doggett

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


Mr. Michael Todd Dock Sr., 52, died at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Funeral services will be at Triumph Church, 908 Daniel St. Center, Texas, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 12 noon. Rev. Clarence Yarbrough of Nacogdoches Texas will be officiating.

Survivors: special friend Kay Washington of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Michael Todd Dock Jr. of College Station, Texas; daughter, Courtney Dock of Halton City, Texas; mother, Irene Dock of Center; brother, Dwynne Gray of Justin, Texas; and sister, Ramona (Earnett) Boyd of Center, Texas.

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6p to 8p.

Burial will be at West View Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas


02/28/2012

Barbara Jean Rodriquez, 75, was welcomed home to Heaven on February 28, 2012 after a lengthy battle with complications following a stroke. Barbara Jean was born and raised in Center, Texas. She was the salutatorian of her Center High School graduating class and attended the University of Houston. After moving to Houston, she spent forty-four years in the life insurance industry, working for such companies as Great Southern Life, Columbia Universal Life and retired from New Era Life Insurance Company. Her retirement consisted of spoiling her grandchildren and her cats.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Winston Scott and Rebecca and David Angelo; granddaughter, Barbara “Alie” Angelo; grandsons, Christopher Angelo and Kenneth Scott; mother, Mrs. W.C. Ariola; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Janice Ariola, Kenneth and Dell Ariola; sisters, Janice Darden and Marilynn Johnson and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to KHCB Radio, Star of Hope Mission (Houston, Texas), the Houston SPCA, or First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Funeral service will begin immediately after visitation at 12:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012 with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

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


02/27/2012

Services for Jojuana Johnson Gilbert, formerly of Center, Texas, will be held at 10am Wednesday, February 29th, at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, with Rev. Bill Hahn officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory. She went to be with her Lord Saturday, February 25th, in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was born December 13, 1944 to Theo and Juanita (Wilkinson) Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita, and her brother, Randy K. Johnson.

She is survived by:
Her father: Theo Johnson
Step-mother: Joan (Potts) Johnson of Palestine

Daughters:
Chana Windham and husband J.P. of Shreveport
Nisha Holmes and husband Mark, of Shreveport

Son: Charles Gilbert, Jr. of Center, Texas

Friend and former husband Charlie (Donnie) Gilbert of Palestine

Sisters: Martha Howell and Margie McCoy of Palestine

Four grandchildren she dearly loved: Seth Holmes, Sara, Jessica, and Rebecca Windham

Numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers for the service will be J.P. Windham, Mark Holmes, Jason Johnson, Justin Johnson, Jim Johnson, and Joel Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Holmes, Jeff Johnson, Jordan Howell and Mike Howell.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International.

Services are under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine, Texas.


Dorothy L. Jones, 79, of Center, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born December 6, 1932 in Brazoria to Rowan Green and Nita Ruth Drake. Mrs. Jones was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Gannon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry (Dude) Jones, Justin Lee Jones, Eugene Bailey Jones, James Traweek, Joe Fomby and Donnie Fountain.

She is survived by:
Husband: Cecil I. Jones of Center

Son: Larry (Dude) Jones and wife, Susan of Tenaha

Grandsons:
Justin Lee Jones of Tenaha
Eugene Bailey Jones of Tenaha

Sister: Lilly Pearce of Palacios

Nieces and Nephews:
Carolyn Traweek and husband, James
Sharon McGinness and husband, Drew
Martha Gene Smith
Ronnie Beaty and wife, Marilyn
James Green and wife, Patty

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Rowan Green and Nita Ruth Drake Green
Brother: Russell Green
Sister: June Green Bowen

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


Richard (Ricky) Lee Smith, 48 of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, Texas after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas and the funeral will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery.

Ricky was born July 3, 1963 in Center to Eddie D. Smith Sr. and Edith (Hammer) Smith.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Eddie D. Smith Sr., Sister, Billy Ruth Smith, Brother, Ralph Dwayne Smith, Great-Niece, Alyssa Duke and Granddaughter, Alicia Robles.

He is survived by:
Wife: Christine Smith of Santa Fe

Daughters:
Savanna Smith of Santa Fe
Terra Krischke of Hitchcock
Tina Pardo & husband, Jaime of Center

Son: Daniel Smith of League City

Grandchildren:
Michael Price of Center
Desera Myron of Timpson

Mother: Edith Hammer Smith of Center

Brothers:
Eddie D. Smith Jr. & wife, Diane of Bastrop
James (J.K.) Smith & wife, Patricia of Hugo, OK
Rocky Smith of Lovelady

Sisters:
Linda Parr of Center
Brenda York & husband, Robert of Center
Marie Perry & husband, Harry of Joaquin
Donnie Rowan & husband, Charlie of Ingram
Denice Dement & husband, Ray of Crosby
Penny Smith of Timpson

30 Nephews and Nieces
38 Great Nephews and Nieces

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Maureen Jones, 97 of Garrison, Texas passed away February 27, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 22, 1914 in Diboll, Texas to Albert L. Rack and Bertha Summers Rack. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Timpson and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Garrison Funeral Home with services to follow at 11:30am. Rev. Rex Humphrey will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Judy Stoddard and husband Tutts

Grandson, Spencer Alan Stoddard and Stephanie

Great Grandsons:
Logan Alan Stoddard
Ryne Cooper Stoddard

Extended Family: William, Donna and Parker Perry

Cousins: Elaine Flowers, Jenny Copeland and Dick Woodall

Special Friend, Sally Langston

Host of other friends

Preceded in death by husband, Frank Jones; parents and 1 sister, Elaine Rack

Pallbearers:
Al Stoddard, Herman Stoddard, Mark Stoddard, Arnie Kelley, Bozy Adams, Glen Yarbrough

honorary Pallbearers:
Gerald Mackey, Farrel Davis, David Billingsley, and William Perry

Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church, Timpson, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


02/26/2012

Charles Edward Frederick, 71, of Garrison, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2012. Charles passed away at Nacogdoches Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born December 30, 1940, in Garrison to parents, George B. Frederick and Exier Perkins Frederick. Charlie was a lifelong resident of the area and was a farmer, who enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. The community could depend on him to help with worthwhile projects and causes. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Garrison Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Marie Frederick; son, Bryan Parker of Garrison, Texas; daughters, Melissa Smith and husband Michael of Timpson, Jenny Musick and husband Justin of Garrison, and Lori Center and husband Matthew of Garrison; and grandchildren, Kaeli Parker, Triston and Tatum Smith, David Miles, and Amy Musick.

He was preceded in death by parents and son, Charles E. Frederick Jr.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Bro. Darrell Pollard and Bro. Shannon Arrington will be officiating the service.

Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Porter Stanaland, Jimmy Crawford, Sammy Clifton, Michael Parker, Johnny Rogers, Tony Dotson, and Dewayne Crow. Honorary pallbearers are Hank Curbow and Ray Lloyd.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


William “Stan” Samford, 66, of Center, passed away Saturday February 25, 2012 at Stalling Court Nursing Home in Nacogdoches,Texas.

A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Scrimpshire officiating.

He was born August 8, 1945 in Shelby County to William Henry and Dorothy (Dillon) Samford. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ. He worked for Center Plywood/Hallmark for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Henry and Dorothy (Dillon) Samford.

He is survived by:

Numerous Cousins, Friends & Relatives

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


Cindy Davey, 67, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born December 3, 1944 in Louisiana to Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

She is survived by son: James Vessels, Jr.

Sisters:
Sally L. Parks of Center
Nena Sue Mullenix of Bedias

Nephew: Troy W. Parks of Spring

Niece: Sally G. Reynolds of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband: James Vessels, Sr.
Parents: Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth
Brothers: Oren W. Palmer and Jerry L. Ashworth

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


02/25/2012

Barbara Kay Grace Holloway of Longview, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2012, at age 54, after a valiant eight-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 27, 2012, at Watson & Sons Chapel. There will also be a celebration of life gathering at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church on Tenneryville Road in Longview, Texas.

Barbara was born May 13, 1957, in Galveston, Texas. She attended Tenaha High School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Husband, David Holloway of Longview, Texas

Son: Chad Holloway and wife Jennifer of Crestview, Florida
Son: Scott Holloway of Longview, Texas
Daughter: Krista Strong of Center, Texas

Grandchildren: Aaron Strong, Brayden Strong, Emily Holloway, Savanna Holloway

Sisters: Linda Longbine, Carol Page and Sheila Nichols

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice on Gilmer Road in Longview, Texas.

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


02/24/2012

J.R. Davis, 86, of Linden, passed away on February 23, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1925 in Daisetta to John R. Davis and Lilli Brown Davis. Mr. Davis served in the Civil Service during World War II. He retired after many years of service as a welder for Premier Oil Refinery. Mr. Davis was a member of Rusty Rail Country Club and Bear Creek Hunting Club. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to service time on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Montalvo, Scott Davis, David Davis, Randall Hooper, Shay Davis, Clint Davis and Matt Hinds.

He is survived by:
Wife of 66 years, Leah Fern Hooper Davis of Linden

Sons:
James D. Davis and wife, Deborah of Dumas
Robert W. Davis and wife, Patricia of Santa Fe

Daughters:
Vicki J. Davis of Linden

7 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Son: William Rick Davis
Sister: Louise Newman

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


02/23/2012

Services honoring the life of, “A Jewel in the Crown of Logansport”, Ruth Cunningham, 83, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012, 11:00 am, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Charles Hall, pastor of Longstreet Baptist Church, assisted by Bro. Lance Cypert, pastor of First Baptist Church of Logansport. Burial will follow in O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:00 –8:00 pm.

Ruth was born November 30, 1928, in Logansport, to Albert Wesley and Ruby Hill Lewis. She passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Center, TX, following a lengthy illness.

In September, 2001, she was the receiver of the coveted “Ann W. Harris Memorial Volunteer of the Year” for her volunteer work in DeSoto Parish. She loved her church, First Baptist Church of Logansport, and teaching her Esther Sunday School Class. Her favorite place, for quite moments, was on her shaded back yard patio, enjoying her morning coffee and Bible study. At other times, she was visiting the home bound or doing what was needed to promote the community. Cooking, and spending time with the family, and loving on the grandchildren, was at the top of her list. The loving, caring person that she was, can never be completely expressed. Ruth is loved by so many and, will be missed by anyone that ever had the honor of knowing her.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; son, Kenneth Charles Cunningham; six brothers;

Left to cherish her memory, is her loving husband, Kenneth E. Cunningham of Joaquin, TX; sons, Phil Cunningham and wife, Marsha of Dallas, TX, David Cunningham and wife, Kay, of Logansport, LA; daughters, Sandy Mahan and husband, Johnny, of Center, TX, Donna Pugh and husband, Perry, of Joaquin, TX; Thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members; a countless number of friends.

Pallbearers will be Geoff and Greg Cunningham, Chris Weir, Tony Pugh, Cole Fleming and Don Alexander. Honorary pallbearers the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Logansport.

In lieu of flowers, the family request is, that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Logansport, Building Fund, P.O. Box 380, Logansport, LA 71049, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 70 Ease Lake St, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601.

Services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport, Louisiana


02/22/2012

Lloyd E. “Pete” Sparks, 92, of Timpson, TX, passed away February 22, 2012, in Garrison, TX. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Brian Simmons, Rev. Justin Coburn, and Rev. Gilbert Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born October 14, 1919, in Shelby County, TX, Lloyd E. Sparks was the son of the late Ora Lee (Barnes) and Thomas E. Sparks, Sr. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and married the late Onie Mae Dillon. Pete was a machinist with Amoco Oil Company for 37 years. While living in Texas City, Pete coached Little League baseball. After his retirement he and Onie Mae returned to his farm in Timpson to enjoy raising cattle.

Survivors include his son Lloyd T. Sparks and wife Gert of Trinity, TX; brother Thomas E. Sparks, Jr. of Timpson; brother-in-law Joe Dillon and wife Hazel of Timpson; granddaughter Lori Merrem and husband Lance of Houston; great granddaughter Lacie Merrem; step granddaughter Tammy Noyes of Cypress, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd “Pete” Sparks was preceded in death by his wife Onie Mae Sparks and brother V. Rayford Sparks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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


Mattie Lou “Lucy” McCarty Barrios, 56, of Houston, passed away February 22, 2012 at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born June 23, 1955 in Center, to Arthur Carl McCarty and Mattie Lucille Rayburn McCarty. Mrs. Barrios was the director of Little Folk’s Childcare in Houston. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Richard Butts officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Patroon.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Christopher Michael Barrios of Austin
Brandon Scott Barrios and wife, Karen of Houston

Daughter: Amy Mystelle Barrios Escobedo and husband, Miguel of Houston

Grandchildren: Jacob Ryan Barrios, Michael Lee Escobedo, Merle Riley Barrios, Carlos Ramirez and Malorie McCarty

Sister: Laura Grace Clark of Houston

Brother: Charles Elton McCarty of Houston

Cousin: Martha McDonald of Houston

Close family friend: Suzanne Thibodeaux of Houston

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Arthur Carl McCarty and Mattie Loucille Rayburn McCarty
Brother: Alton Lee McCarty, Sr.
Grandson: Nicholas Israel Escobedo

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


Maxine W. Oswalt’s life on earth ended as her journey in Heaven began on February 22, 2012 at the age of 74. She was born on April 9, 1937 in Willoughby Town, Shelby County, Texas to Henry Clayton and Tressie Alaf Byrd Willoughby. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Dennis O. Oswalt and her parents Henry and Tressie Willoughby, a brother Alvis (Buddy) Willoughby and a sister Rosa Mae W Jordan King. She leaves behind sister and husband Emma (Betty) Willoughby and Charles Chambliss of Lufkin, Texas, brother Wayne Willoughby of San Augustine, Texas, brother-in-law and wife Danny and June Oswalt of Henderson, Texas, brother-in-law and wife CC and Marylou Permenter of Whitney, Texas and special cousin Lexa Willoughby Whitton of Timpson, Texas. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, first, second and third generations. And other family and friends. Maxine loved and cherished all her family.

She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. Maxine was retired after many years of service at WR Boyd Construction in Center, Texas. She lived in Center until the death of Dennis when she moved to Lufkin, Texas. She resided at the Pinecrest Retirement Community in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Wright, Allen Willoughby, Tony Paddie, Cory Penick, Robert Lee Raines and Kenneth E. Willoughby. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jordan, Larry Cosby, Shane Willoughby, Joey Oswalt, Michael Wayne Willoughby and Charles Andrew Raines.

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


02/21/2012

Lucille Lawrence, 87, of Port Neches, died Monday, February 20, 2012, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. She was born October 25, 1924, to Ivey Elizabeth Cox and Amzy Darby Hunt in Joaquin, Texas. Lucille enjoyed fishing, gardening and was the best cook in Southeast Texas. She was a very skillful seamstress, caring of others, generous and a good Christian.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Betty Kiezel and her husband, Robert of Houston; son, Wesley Lawrence of Port Neches; granddaughter, Christy Peterson and her husband, Douglas of Naples, Florida; grandson, Stuart Scales of Pasadena; great grandchildren, Haley Peterson, Rylee Peterson and Parker Peterson, all of Naples, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in both Texas and Louisiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Lamar Lawrence; and daughter, Sandra Joyce Lawrence.

A gathering of her family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m. with her funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

There will be an additional gathering of her family and friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center. A graveside service will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Sandra Kay Ileks left this world for the next at the age of 56 on February 11, 2012, far too soon for those who loved her dearly and those who will not have the pleasure of knowing her, but long enough to enrich our lives with a legacy of deeply shared love for her family and friends, of compassionate and diligent service in her job and volunteer work, and of steadfast faith and courage that was in her always but perhaps never more evident than in her brave battle with illness in her latter years.

Coming into this world on March 16, 1955, her birth was a great joy to her parents, Herbert Lee and Alice Joy Langford, both of whom precede her in passing. Her decision as a young woman to seek her Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate struggles. Through the years her passion for her career gave great comfort and aid to those she served and worked alongside in Houston, Pasadena, and finally, in the Texas Hill Country, where she moved with her beloved husband of 21 years, Ingvars Ileks, and made it their happy home for the rest of her days.

Dedicated as she was to her career, she gave even greater love and enthusiasm to her role as wife to the gentleman she met at the wedding of her best friend in January 1990 and married in October of that same year. She was also blessed to be the mother of Sabrina Williams, her cherished daughter who would bring even more love into the family with the birth of Sandra’s granddaughter, Allyse Puckett, in March 2002.

Sandra Kay Ileks is survived by many that she cared dearly for: Ingvars, Sabrina, and Allyse, as well as her son-in-law Charlie Santo, her sister Brenda Waller and her husband Thomas, her brother Shannon Langford and his wife Cindy, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. Her contributions in more recent years included service to youth events hosted by the First Baptist church of San Marcos and her employer, Lone Star Lions Eye Bank, giving aid and fellowship to the community and, literally, helping the blind gain sight. One of the lovelier sights in the Hill Country was Sandra’s magnificent gardens, with her “Grandma Barlow’s Roses” becoming almost a local celebrity themselves.

Departed too soon, Sandra’s legacy of love, faith, courage, and care will live on in the hearts of her family and friends, and the things she brought to all of those fortunate enough to share her life. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in her memory seek out the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, reachable via donations@lungfund.org or 646-290-5154 and/or Hope Hospice New Braunfels.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Georgia D. Dones, (84) formally of Center, died in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Services will be at Mt. Zion CME Church, Saturday February 25, 2012, at 11:00am. Mrs. Dones died at her home in Spartanburg on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Survivors:
(1) Son, Attorney Gregory Charles Weatherly of Kingwood, Texas
(1) Daughter, Darlene Sauls of Spartanburg, South Carolina

Burial will be at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2012 at Hicks Chapel and Saturday at Mt. Zion CME Chruch starting at 9:00am.

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, TX.


02/20/2012

Wanda Schoenewolf, age 84, of Gatesville, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at a Temple hospital. Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

Wanda was born December 2, 1927 in Gatesville, Texas. She was the daughter of J. T. Taylor and Clara Tippit Taylor. Wanda attended school in Owl Creek and Gatesville. She graduated from Gatesville high School in 1946. Wanda married Edward Schoenewolf on May 9, 1948. They joined the First Baptist Church in 1951. She worked in the training union department with the young people and with the senior department at First Baptist Church for 20 years. Wanda took over as the manager of the Waco Tribune in Gatesville in 1970. She held this position for 16 years. Wanda also worked with the Boy Scouts and was into everything involving her boys whom she loved dearly. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and infant daughter Suzanne.

Survivors include sons, Randall Paul Schoenewolf and wife Cheryl, Reginald Edward Schoenewolf and wife Donna; sisters, Vennie Lee and Donna Taylor; brother, Rob Taylor, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gatesville.


Edmond “Snoox” McNair, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Military Graveside will follow at Caledonia Cemetery under the direction of Ft. Hood Honor Guards. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 29, 1919 in Arlam, Texas to A.E. and Dola (Brown) McNair. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked for Arco Oil Company for many years.  He was a member of Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, A.E. and Dola McNair, Wife, Zorah McNair, Sister, Marguerite Wagers and Brother, Asa McNair.

He is survived by:
Nephews & Niece:
Stanton “JR” Wagers of Belleville
Harold Dean Wagers, DVM of Crosby
Allen Wagers of Pasadena
Mark McNair of Dallas
Karen McNair of Dayton
Craig McNair of Dayton

Numerous other relatives, cousins and friends

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


Graveside service for Robert Ray Hughes, 73, of Mt. Enterprise, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson with Bro. Blackie Cranford officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Hughes passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Mt. Enterprise.

Born January 6, 1939, in Shelby County, TX, Robert Ray Hughes was the son of the late Gertie Dee (Renfro) and Robert Cleave Hughes. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Ellen Hughes of Mt. Enterprise; daughter Rhonda Compton and husband Thomas, Jr. of Wimberley, TX; brothers Charles Joe Hughes of Timpson and Leonard Hughes and wife Rena of Carthage; grandchildren: Douglas Paul Owen, Jr., Ashley Compton, and Cordell Compton; great grandchildren Rayce Owen and Ryder Owen; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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


Jerry “Rooster” Lovett, 77, of Center passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Center. Mr. Lovett was born August 8, 1934 in Shelbyville to Tracy Lovett and Ruby Goodwyne Lovett. He was a member of the Campti Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Following funeral services Mr. Lovett will be cremated.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Richard Alford, Kinder Nunley, Jim Higginbotham, Barry Lout and Darren Lout.

Survivors include:
Wife, Liz Lovett of Center

Son, Will Lovett and wife Chasity of Center

Daughters;
Anita Alford and husband Randy of Center
Lydia Harris of Juneau, Alaska
Tracy Ann Lovett of Juneau, Alaska

Grandchildren;
Kristy Jackson, Rachel Alford and husband David Kelley, Richard Alford, Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Marina Davis, Megan Lovett, Kinder Nunley and Morgan Lovett.

Great Grandchild, Braileigh Alford

Sister, Sue Higginbotham and husband Charles of Dallas

Aunt, Alma Ellington of Center

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Tracy and Ruby Goodwyne Lovett

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


Services for Ima Watson Stringer, age 91, of Nacogdoches will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Milton Poindexter officiating. Interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Stringer passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Nacogdoches.

Born in the Norwood community of San Augustine County, on February 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late E.O. Watson and Etha Wise Galloway. She was married to John E. Stringer in 1937 and they were married for 60 years. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Goyens Hill Baptist Church, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Order of the Eastern Star, Nacogdoches Chapter #428. She also loved genealogy and reading books.

Survivors include her son, M.L. Stringer of Corsicana; daughter, Susan Williams and husband Roy Jon of Nacogdoches; daughter, Weda Upchurch and husband Fred of Nacogdoches; granddaughters, Cindy Stringer Belew and husband David of Corsicana, Misty Stringer Sapp and husband Leroy of Clifton, Texas, and Michele Pierce Simpson and husband Preston of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Stony Pierce and wife Jennifer and Jody Pierce and wife Cassie, all of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren, Stormy Jones, Zachary Rogers, Tristin Belew, Austin Stewart, Tyler and Marshall Halls, Hali and Coby Simpson, and Arin, Chase, and Ryder Pierce; and a sister-in-law, Lovenner (Sis) Watson.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Stringer is preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Dionee Smith Stringer; and three brothers, W.L. Watson, A.L. Watson, and Pat Galloway.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be ofered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


02/16/2012

Graveside service for Thelma (Goolsby) Mathis, 92, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Friday, February 17, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Mathis passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 21, 1920, in Timpson, Thelma Mathis was the daughter of the late Susie (Childs) and Lloyd Benjamin Goolsby. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and beauty college. Thelma and John Mathis were married November 26, 1937, in Timpson. She was a beautician in Timpson for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Steve Mathis and wife Judy of Clayton, TX; daughter Martha Holt and husband Roger of Nacogdoches; brothers Ben Goolsby and wife Claudia of Timpson and J. B. Goolsby and wife Dixie of Bryan, TX; sister Nora Goolsby Rice of Allentown, PA; grandchildren: Keith Frazier, Stacy Mathis, and Kelley Dickens; and great grandchildren Laci and Blake Dickens.

In addition to her parents, Thelma Mathis was preceded in death by husband John Mathis and twin sister Selma M. Cowan.

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


02/14/2012

Eva Eloise McGee Porterfield, 78, of Center, passed away February 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 26, 1933 in Shelby County to Milton “MB” McGee and Mary Lela Humphries McGee. Mrs. Porterfield was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. She enjoyed mission trips to assist in building churches for a number of years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Peyton Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Fred Bradford, John Bradford, Greg Hooper, Ranny Griffin, Danny Griffin and Allen McGee. Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Eddins, Randy Bohannon, Ted Hairgrove, Eddie Barnes and Michael Neuwirth.

She is survived by: Husband, Robert Porterfield of Center

Sons:
Clint Porterfield and wife, Leigh of Center
Steve Porterfield and wife, Carolyn of Dallas

Daughters:
Carol Cain and husband, Kraig of Carthage
Sandra Russell and husband, Glynn of Center

Grandchildren:
Peyton Porterfield, Phillip Porterfield, Greg Hooper, Kristi Tucek, Elise Neuwirth, Destiny Russell, Emily Porterfield and Eileen Porterfield.

Great Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper, Brenna Tucek, Sydney Neuwirth, Chase Neuwirth and Caden Neuwirth

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Nolan & Lorraine Ashabranner

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Milton “MB” McGee and Mary Lela Humphries McGee
Brother: Theo McGee, R.E. McGee
Sisters: Fannie Mae Griffin and Alcine Hairgrove

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


02/13/2012

Mrs. Tabitha Lea Jones, age 37, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home in Carthage. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Tabitha Lea Jones was born on Jan. 28, 1975, in Center, TX to Elbert Davis Jones and Patsy Marie Leach Jones. She attended Carthage schools. Tabitha was a member of the Body of Christ.

She is survived by her three children, Kelsey Lynnette Nichols, Thomas M. Nichols, V, and Baylea Sky Bishop all of Carthage; her parents, Bro. Elbert D. Jones and Patsy M. Jones of Carthage; her sister, Pamela M. Simpson of Carthage; her brother, Elbert Dewayne Jones of New London; two nieces; and two nephews.
If desired, flowers or sympathy cards may be delivered to the home of Elbert and Patsy Jones, 321 CR 230, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


02/11/2012

Lawrence (Pat) Patterson, 84, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 10, 1928 in Shelby County to Emmitt L. Patterson and Jessie Goodman Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a member of Grawood Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Tom Carlton presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jason Falkenberry, Matt Whitfield, Greg Patterson, Cody Patterson, Josh Howe and Brandon Screws.

He is survived by:
Wife: Nell Patterson of Keithville, Louisiana

Daughters:
Beverly Falkenberry and husband, Frank of Keithville
Rhonda Laird and husband, Glenn of Keithville
Gail Screws and husband, Aaron of Keithville

Son: Brad Patterson and wife, Cheryl of Greenwood, Louisiana

Eight Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister: Alma Cox and husband, Lee of Ridgecrest, California

His faithful companion: Stretch

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


Billy Francis Foreman 81 of Logansport, La passed away on Feburary 8, 2012 in Shreveport. A memorial service will be held on April 14, 2012 at Mr. Foreman's Residence in Logansport.

Billy was born on April 14, 1930 in Logansport, La to Willie and Mary Foreman. Mr. Foreman worked in the electrical field. Served in the US Marine Corp. 17 years.


02/10/2012

Memorial services for Mr. David Crenshaw, 59 of Timpson, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, Texas. Mr. Crenshaw passed away February 9, 2012 in Longview, Texas, In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Mr. Crenshaw’s name to the ASPCA, any animal rescue organization or to the charity of your choice.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Betty Ruth (Bolton) Elswick, 52, of Shelbyville passed Thursday, February 09, 2012 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Saturday, starting at 12 Noon until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Betty was born September 5, 1959 in Shelby County, TX to parents, Robert Benjamin Bolton & Johnnie Ruth (Moore) Bolton. She worked as a waitress for many years. She is a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert & Johnnie Bolton, Son, Chase Swanson & Sister, Debra Sue Bolton Barbee.

She is survived by:

Husband of 16 years: Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville

2 Daughters:
Amanda Bolton Gary & husband, Kwihata of Dallas
Courtney Swanson Shisler & husband, Jordan of Shelbyville

Son: Joshua Day Elswick & wife, Dori of Dallas

Grandchildren: Justin Haley, Jody Haley, Akria Ionia Gary & Jordan Chase Shisler

Brothers:
Travis Bolton & wife, Betty of San Augustine
Royce Bolton of Center

Sister: Bobbie Ann Johnson Grubbs & husband, Richard of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Nieces & Nephews:
Stacy Jo Cooper, Timothy Windham, Donny & Vicky Johnson, Randy & Trish Johnson,
Robert & Brenda Bolton, Jerry Bolton, Cody, Ashley & Nicholas, Randy, Tommy, Sheila, Tammy & Sylvia

Pallbearers: Kwihata Gary, Jordan Shisler, Justin Haley, Jacob Jackson, Randy Jackson, Timothy Windham, Robert Bolton and Josh ELswick

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


2/09/2012

Robert Alexander Hashbarger, 57, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born December 23, 1954 in Dallas, Texas to Raymond and Mildred Lavada (Easterling) Hashbarger.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Raymond Hashbarger & Mildred Dockins.

He is survived by:

Sister: Theresa Hamilton & husband, Earl of Nacogdoches

Aunt: Robbie Stahl of Center

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


Services for Charley Kammerdiener will be 10:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Airline Drive Church of Christ with Minister Ben Brewster officiating, assisted by David Cox and Jarod Cox. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Charley was born on December 24, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas to Charley Kammerdiener and Ethyl Plumlee Kammerdiener, the second of nine children. He grew up on a dairy farm in Gainesville, Texas. He graduated from Gainesville High School and attended Texas A & M University receiving a BS Degree in Agriculture with a major in Poultry Science Club at Texas A & M. He received an American Farmer Degree in high school and was a member of Texas A & M’s National Champion Poultry Judging Team in 1953.

After graduation from Texas A & M, he worked in management positions in the poultry industry. In 1969, Charley, with three other investors, incorporated Nest-Fresh, Inc. (a commercial egg production and marketing company). He served as Secretary and General Manager until 1976 when his interest in the company was sold. In 1972 he began producing his own eggs and purchased a farm at Emmet, AR in 1976. In addition to producing eggs from an average of 170,000 laying hens, he also raised a herd of 400 beef cows.

In 1979, Charley and two investors built A K Mills, Inc. (which later became Prescott Feed Mill, Inc.) He was president and CEO until the mill was sold in 1998. Charley was also Vice President of Dal-Worth Olson Egg Farm from 1978 to 1985 in charge of commercial egg production at Hope, Arkansas and Kilgore and Luling, Texas.

He served the commercial egg industry as a member of the Boards of Directors of the United Egg Producers, the Southern United Egg Producers, the Arkansas Egg Council, the Arkansas Poultry Federation, and the American Egg Board and served the feed industry on The Arkansas State Plant Board.

Charley was married in 1951 and had two children. His daughter, Dr. Wanda Morgan and her husband Doug have three children. They are Sherie Morgan Wilson and her husband Larry and children, Ryan and Jessica; Allison Morgan Hill and her husband Kevin, Jason Morgan and his wife Melody and sons, Jacob and Jackson. His son Paul Kammerdiener is married to Patricia. Paul has two children, Crystal Kammerdiener Rushin and her children, Annie Marie, Christian and Bryan and Amber Kammerdiener Lambert, her husband Casey and their daughter, Makayla.

Charley married Ruby January Bryant in 1967. Ruby had three children, Deborah Bryant Hutches and her husband Van and their children, Jamie, Barbie and Brittany, Donita (Scooter) Bryant Cox, her husband David and their son, Jarod Cox and his wife Beth and daughter, Jenny Cox Moltz, her husband Ben and their children, Aiden and Hallie, Thomas Bryant, his wife, Sherry and children, Brandi and Blake. Ruby passed away in 2004.

Charley married Eloise Myers Olliff in 2005. Eloise had two children, Chuck Olliff and wife Linda and their daughter, Carly and Allyson Olliff Sheumaker, her husband Craig and children, Blake, Sophie and Cameron.

He is survived by sisters, Nancy Krahl, Gladys Anglin, Norma McNew and Polly Bevil and his brother, Bryan Kammerdiener. He is also survived by many first, second and third cousins, four aunts and many friends. His sisters, Dorine Kammerdiener, Thelma Sue Austin and brother, Clifford Kammerdiener have passed away.

Honoring Charley as pallbearers will be his grandsons and family members.


David Pierce, 49, of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born December 5, 1962 in Houston, Texas to B.H. Pierce and Virginia Norris Pierce. He worked as a security guard and was a Baptist.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas from 5pm - 7pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Karl Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison.

He is survived by:
Wife, Tammy Pierce of Nacogdoches, TX

Daughters:
Amanda Leigh Pierce of Nacogdoches, TX
Misty Remedies and husband Robert Donald of Joaquin, TX

Granddaughters:
Whitney Elizabeth Pierce of Austin, TX
Autum Star Remedies of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Robert Donald Remedies III of Joaquin
Kalab Micheal Remedies of Joaquin

Brothers:
Dennie Pierce of Austin, TX
Darrell Pierce of Austin, TX

Sisters:
Mary Jolley of Center
Kay Prentice of Mt. Enterprise, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by parents, 1 brother, Barry Pierce and 1 sister, Jennie Pierce

Pallbearers:
Dejuana Risinger, Jackie Stinson, Richard Stinson, Micky Merriman, Naconna Garret, and Joaquin Silva

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


2/08/2012

Clara Belle Duke, born December 10, 1914, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. She was born in Sardis, Texas to Henry and Susie Fletcher Smith. She attended school at New Hope, where she loved playing basketball. Clara was a longtime resident of Center.

She joined her deceased husband, Virgil; son, Smitty and grandson, Bill.

Clara’s faith was important to her and she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Center.

In Center, Clara worked at White’s Auto and Perry’s Variety Store. She loved gardening, fishing with her grandchildren and collecting.

Clara was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Her family was the love of her life. She leaves behind her sons, James and his wife, Betty and Virgil Wayne and his wife, Ruth; daughter-in-law, Sharon as well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

The family wishes to thank the ministers and pastors for their home visits, hospital visits, phone calls and especially their prayers through her life and hard times. Also, thanks to those that knew Clara through the years and so graciously have offered their services at this time. Thank you, also, to Life Care Hospice for the compassion, devotion, expert care, selflessness, comfort and love that was given to Clara and her family.

In lieu of flowers, love gifts may be made in Clara Belle Duke’s name to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 311, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


2/07/2012

Funeral services honoring the life of Hazel Stephens, 86, of the Pine Grove Community, will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA, Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Jones, pastor of Freedom Baptist Mission of Logansport. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery, in the Bethel Community.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 5:00-8:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Hazel was born to the late Robert and Ada Batts Henry, January 26, 1926, in Logansport, LA. She passed February 6, 2012, in Shreveport, LA

Hazel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and, most of all a Christian lady. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Babe Stephens; her son Danny Stephens, who was killed in action in Vietnam; brothers, J.W. and Ray Henry; her sister, Vera Mae Barton.

She is survived by daughters, Lucy Pitts and husband, James, Melba Townsend and husband, Gene; sons, Jimmy Stephens and wife, Sandra, Wallace Stephens, all of Logansport, LA, and Jack Stephens of Joaquin, TX; sister, Mildred Watts of Chandler, TX; 13 grandchildren, Tammy Claybrook and husband, Ernest, Jr., Lynn Stephens and wife, Angie, Kim Jergins and husband, David, Dane Blount and wife, Miranda, Jeffrey Glaze and wife, Joyce, Josh Glaze and wife, Candace, Danny Wayne Stephens and wife, Breanna, April Arbuckle and husband, Lee J., Ava Stephens, Tony Pitts and wife, Dianne, Tammy Clark and husband, Chris, Clint Townsend and wife, Stacey, Latonya Hooter and husband, Anthony; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and, 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be, Lynn Stephens, Dane Blount, Jeffrey Glaze, Danny Wayne Stephens, Josh Glaze and Ernest Claybrook, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are David Jergins, Lee J. Arbuckle, Tony Pitts and Clint Townsend.

Hazel went to sleep February 6, 2012 and woke up in Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ and all her family that preceded her in death.

The family wishes to thank each friend and family member that prayed for our loved one. Thank your for your kindness.

Funeral services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport, Louisiana


Lucretia Liem Bussey was born on August 13, 1938 to parents Willie and Alma Liem in Center, Texas. She went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 6, 2012. Lucretia is survived by her husband, Charlie Mac Bussey of 56 years, daughter Beth Bussey Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas, daughter Glyn Bussey Sloan and husband Larry Sloan of Groesbeck, Texas, and son Chuck Bussey of Center, Texas. Sister Virginia Liem Johnstone and husband bill Johnstone of Detroit, Michigan, sisters-in-law Barbara Bussey Windham of Bossier City, Louisiana and Mary Lou Bussey Lout and husband Howard Lout of Center, Texas. Grandchildren: Reese Monroe, Luke Sloan, Savannah Sloan Maxey and husband Ben Maxey, Sarah Sloan, Weston Jones, Jacob and Julia Bussey and Samantha Sloan. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and a legion of friends.

Lucretia held a Masters Degree in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her career as a counselor and teacher spanned over 40 years while touching the lives of thousands of children and young adults. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She inspired “Lucretia’s Christmas Wish” offering Special Education students the opportunity to get gifts for their families for Christmas. Lucretia was awarded the honor of Center Alumni of the Year in 2004. She also worked tirelessly for Special Olympics taking participants to the games each year. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Music Study Club and Reading Club in Center. Lucretia Liem Bussey’s roots ran deep in Shelby County for over five generations. Most of all, Lucretia cherished her family, was a devoted member of her Church, and adored her many friends. She was loved by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held for family and friends at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5-7 pm. Services will be held at First Methodist Church in Center on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center.

Officiated by: Bro. Joel McMahon, Bro. Carl Smith and Elder W. C. Martin

Pallbearers: Reese Monroe, Luke Sloan, Weston Jones, Jacob Bussey, Brad Windham and Ben Maxey

Honorary Pallbearers: David Chadwick, Buster Bounds, Donald Monroe, Tommy Dean, Joe Fomby, Sammy Rhodes, Larry Sloan, Howard Lout, and Chuck Lunsford.

Honorary Pallbearers who have gone before: John D Windham and Vance Payne

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


Joe Henry Belin, 70 years old passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 @ Lufkin Memorial Hospital. Mr. Belin was born in Harrell, AR to E.V. Nettle and Louwell Belin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty S. Belin and his sister Bobbie Cole.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter: Joe B. Belin (Daphne) of Houston, TX, James D. Belin (Chinita) of Center, TX, Travis W. Belin (Tracey) of Center, TX and Tanya Belin of Center, TX. He has one sister, Bobbie Johnson of Center and one brother Jerry Preston of Center, TX. Also Mr. Belin is survived by four grandchildren: Joseph Belin, Jasmine Belin, Mya Hubbard, and Travis Belin, Jr. Two step grandchildren: Damone Giles and Jasmine Roberson. He has one great grandchild KeMariaha Belin.

Mr. Belin's funeral services will be held Saturday, February 11 at Triumph Church 908 Daniels Street at 2pm. The funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

The family would like to say thank you for all the caring words, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time.


2/06/2012

Joyce Lee Metcalf, 51, of Joaquin, passed away, Monday, February 6, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rivers and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 5, 1960 in Shelby County to Alvin Thomas and Lydia Marie (Burton) Lee. She was a member of the Old Center Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tommy & Marie Lee and Great Niece, Mindy Marie Smith.

She is survived by:

Children:
Charles Metcalf, Jr. of Logansport
Jimmy Dale Metcalf & wife, Charlotte of Joaquin
Shane Cody Metcalf of Joaquin
Dakota Lee Metcalf of Joaquin

Granddaughter:
Avery Madison Metcalf of Joaquin

Sister:
Sarah McCauley & husband, Jack of San Augustine

Sister:
Linda Roberts & Larry of San Augustine

Brother:
William “Bubba” Lee & wife, Tracy of Timpson

Sister:
Patricia Broadway & husband, Melvin of Huxley

Special Sisters:
Shelby Parks Tyre of Center
C.C. Brinkman
Special Daughter:
Shannon Denby
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brian Dean, Jeremy Boyett, Randy Rowe,
James Lee, Jack McCauley and Shane Tingle

Honorary Pallbearer:
John Patrick Smith

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


Avis Brittain Moss, 70, of Joaquin, passed away February 5, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 7, 1941 in Shelby County to John Willis Brittain and Tennie Buckley Brittain. Mrs. Moss was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin, where she served as a pianist.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Strong Cemetery in Center with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Russell Duplantis presiding.

Pallbearers will be Davis A. Brittain, Lane McDonald, Johnny Brittain, Ronny Brittain, Harrell Guidry, William Guidry, Adrian “Big A” Cain and Landon McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Dent, Kenny Dent, Billy Hearnsberger, P.H. Newton, Tommy Miller, Frank Jousan, Jason Gill, Bill Skinner, Mike Wood, Glenn Gill and Sammy O’Rear.

She is survived by:
Husband, Barney Moss of Joaquin

Sons:
Craig Moss of Joaquin
Buddy Moss and wife, Patti of Bridge City

Daughter: Ginger McKinzie of Beckville

Grandchildren:
Leah Moss and fiancé, Adam Busby of Bridge City
Landon McDonald of Nederland
Lane McDonald of Beckville
Allison McKinzie of Beckville

Brother: J.I. Brittain and wife, Pauline of Aztec, New Mexico

Other Family Members:
Tommy Miller
Mike & Lavonne Wood
Harrel & Karen Guidry
Debbie & Randy Dennis

Special Friends:
Shirley Haymon
Joyce Metclaf
Janice Churchman, LVN of Texas Home Health in Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Sisters: Mary Miller, Cora Cruse and Marie Goings
Brothers: Davis Brittain and Tye B. Brittain
Son-in-law, Mark McKinzie

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


2/03/2012

Funeral services celebrating the life of Tommy Taylor Thomas, 67, were held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Officiating was Dr. David Lane. Interment followed in Forest Park West. Visitation with the family was from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the funeral home.

Tommy was born on July 4, 1944 in Ruston, LA and passed away suddenly on January 23, 2012. He was a resident of Shreveport where he was a Certified Pubic Accountant for 46 years. He was a partner in the CPA firm, TMCE, LLP. He served on numerous CPA committees and charitable organizations. He was instrumental in the Shreveport Veterans Steering Committee, a member of Caddo Parish Sheriffs Auxiliary. He was owner of Hot Wheels Skating Palace in Shreveport and the New Castle Enrichment Center. He was a Baptist and a Mason. Tommy was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by:
His parents, Riley H. and Minnie L. Thomas
Wife, Willica Marie Olsousky Thomas
Brothers, James and Calvin Thomas
Sister, Nellie Rushing

He is survived by:
His son, Patrick Thomas and wife, Danielle

Daughter, Alisa Naron and husband, Mark

Grandchildren, Ian Naron, Alexandra Naron, Olivia Naron, Peyton Thomas and Parker Thomas

Brothers, Hewell Lee Thomas, Charles Thomas and wife, Margie

Sisters, Morita Palmer and Eudora Davis.

Pallbearers will be Steve Eddins, Christian Hicks, David Rushing, Fred Baxter, Tommy Davis and Chris Thomas.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

We take comfort knowing that he is once again reunited with the love of his life.

Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, Shreveport, LA.


2/02/2012

Ardath Frances (Hurst) Mayhar died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was 81.

Born Feb. 20, 1930, to Bert Hurst and Ardath Ellington, in Timpson, Texas, Ardath Mayhar is the author of more than 60 books ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror and young adult to historical and westerns, with some work under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst and John Killdeer. She began her writing career as a poet when she was 19 and began publishing science fiction in 1979 after returning with her family to Texas from Oregon.

She was nominated for the Mark Twain Readers Award, won the Balrog Award, was nominated for awards in almost every fiction genre, and won many awards for poetry. In 2008, she was chosen by the Science Fiction Writers of America as their author emeritus. Mayhar also owned and operated The View from Orbit Bookstore in Nacogdoches with her husband Joe until his death in 1999, after which she sold the store.

Mayhar taught writing through the Writer's Digest school, provided book doctoring, and mentored numerous young authors. Until her health declined, Mayhar's reputation was such that she spoke regularly in the area, drawing large crowds to listen to her wit and wisdom.

She is survived by two sons, James Mayhar and Frank Mayhar; two stepsons, Robert Mayhar and William Mayhar; grandchildren, Kai Mayhar, and Brad Mayhar; sister, Judy Corley; and brother, Joe Bert Hurst.

A memorial service will be held later, with details pending at this time.

Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Earnest Jones, 81 of Timpson, Texas passed away February 1, 2012 in Timpson, Texas. He was born February 19, 1930 in Duran, New Mexico to Cara Earnest Jones and Mandy Shults Jones. He was a retired truck driver and was affiliated with Springs of Living Water Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 12:30pm - 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 2pm. Bro. Leroy Bowley and Bro. Jimmy Nix will officiate with interment to follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:
Wife: Doris Jones of Timpson

Sons:
Mickey Jones and wife Debra of Overton, TX
Phillip Jones and wife Christine of Cypress, TX
Dana Keith Jones and wife Angela of Gary, TX

Daughter: Darlene Klawinski and husband Harry of Tomball, TX

12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Brother: Sammy Dewayne Jones of Bennington, OK

Sisters:

02/29/2012

Yvonne Doggett, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away February 29, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born March 6, 1937 in Houston to Wallace Irving Plant and Leiodell Pace Plant. Mrs. Doggett was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, March 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by husband: Billy Ray Doggett of Shelbyville

Sons:
Donald Kladenski of Navasota
James Kladenski of Navasota
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana
Curtis Robinson and wife, Julie of Shelbyville
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine of Center

Daughter-in-law: Toni Robinson of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren

Sister: Joyce Edwards and husband, Kenneth of Lufkin

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Wallace Irving Plant and Leiodell Pace Plant
Son: David Robinson
Grandson: Scotty Doggett

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


Mr. Michael Todd Dock Sr., 52, died at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Funeral services will be at Triumph Church, 908 Daniel St. Center, Texas, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 12 noon. Rev. Clarence Yarbrough of Nacogdoches Texas will be officiating.

Survivors: special friend Kay Washington of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Michael Todd Dock Jr. of College Station, Texas; daughter, Courtney Dock of Halton City, Texas; mother, Irene Dock of Center; brother, Dwynne Gray of Justin, Texas; and sister, Ramona (Earnett) Boyd of Center, Texas.

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6p to 8p.

Burial will be at West View Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas


02/28/2012

Barbara Jean Rodriquez, 75, was welcomed home to Heaven on February 28, 2012 after a lengthy battle with complications following a stroke. Barbara Jean was born and raised in Center, Texas. She was the salutatorian of her Center High School graduating class and attended the University of Houston. After moving to Houston, she spent forty-four years in the life insurance industry, working for such companies as Great Southern Life, Columbia Universal Life and retired from New Era Life Insurance Company. Her retirement consisted of spoiling her grandchildren and her cats.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Winston Scott and Rebecca and David Angelo; granddaughter, Barbara “Alie” Angelo; grandsons, Christopher Angelo and Kenneth Scott; mother, Mrs. W.C. Ariola; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Janice Ariola, Kenneth and Dell Ariola; sisters, Janice Darden and Marilynn Johnson and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to KHCB Radio, Star of Hope Mission (Houston, Texas), the Houston SPCA, or First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Funeral service will begin immediately after visitation at 12:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012 with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

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


02/27/2012

Services for Jojuana Johnson Gilbert, formerly of Center, Texas, will be held at 10am Wednesday, February 29th, at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, with Rev. Bill Hahn officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory. She went to be with her Lord Saturday, February 25th, in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was born December 13, 1944 to Theo and Juanita (Wilkinson) Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita, and her brother, Randy K. Johnson.

She is survived by:
Her father: Theo Johnson
Step-mother: Joan (Potts) Johnson of Palestine

Daughters:
Chana Windham and husband J.P. of Shreveport
Nisha Holmes and husband Mark, of Shreveport

Son: Charles Gilbert, Jr. of Center, Texas

Friend and former husband Charlie (Donnie) Gilbert of Palestine

Sisters: Martha Howell and Margie McCoy of Palestine

Four grandchildren she dearly loved: Seth Holmes, Sara, Jessica, and Rebecca Windham

Numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers for the service will be J.P. Windham, Mark Holmes, Jason Johnson, Justin Johnson, Jim Johnson, and Joel Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Holmes, Jeff Johnson, Jordan Howell and Mike Howell.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International.

Services are under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine, Texas.


Dorothy L. Jones, 79, of Center, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born December 6, 1932 in Brazoria to Rowan Green and Nita Ruth Drake. Mrs. Jones was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Gannon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry (Dude) Jones, Justin Lee Jones, Eugene Bailey Jones, James Traweek, Joe Fomby and Donnie Fountain.

She is survived by:
Husband: Cecil I. Jones of Center

Son: Larry (Dude) Jones and wife, Susan of Tenaha

Grandsons:
Justin Lee Jones of Tenaha
Eugene Bailey Jones of Tenaha

Sister: Lilly Pearce of Palacios

Nieces and Nephews:
Carolyn Traweek and husband, James
Sharon McGinness and husband, Drew
Martha Gene Smith
Ronnie Beaty and wife, Marilyn
James Green and wife, Patty

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Rowan Green and Nita Ruth Drake Green
Brother: Russell Green
Sister: June Green Bowen

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


Richard (Ricky) Lee Smith, 48 of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, Texas after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas and the funeral will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery.

Ricky was born July 3, 1963 in Center to Eddie D. Smith Sr. and Edith (Hammer) Smith.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Eddie D. Smith Sr., Sister, Billy Ruth Smith, Brother, Ralph Dwayne Smith, Great-Niece, Alyssa Duke and Granddaughter, Alicia Robles.

He is survived by:
Wife: Christine Smith of Santa Fe

Daughters:
Savanna Smith of Santa Fe
Terra Krischke of Hitchcock
Tina Pardo & husband, Jaime of Center

Son: Daniel Smith of League City

Grandchildren:
Michael Price of Center
Desera Myron of Timpson

Mother: Edith Hammer Smith of Center

Brothers:
Eddie D. Smith Jr. & wife, Diane of Bastrop
James (J.K.) Smith & wife, Patricia of Hugo, OK
Rocky Smith of Lovelady

Sisters:
Linda Parr of Center
Brenda York & husband, Robert of Center
Marie Perry & husband, Harry of Joaquin
Donnie Rowan & husband, Charlie of Ingram
Denice Dement & husband, Ray of Crosby
Penny Smith of Timpson

30 Nephews and Nieces
38 Great Nephews and Nieces

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Maureen Jones, 97 of Garrison, Texas passed away February 27, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 22, 1914 in Diboll, Texas to Albert L. Rack and Bertha Summers Rack. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Timpson and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Garrison Funeral Home with services to follow at 11:30am. Rev. Rex Humphrey will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Judy Stoddard and husband Tutts

Grandson, Spencer Alan Stoddard and Stephanie

Great Grandsons:
Logan Alan Stoddard
Ryne Cooper Stoddard

Extended Family: William, Donna and Parker Perry

Cousins: Elaine Flowers, Jenny Copeland and Dick Woodall

Special Friend, Sally Langston

Host of other friends

Preceded in death by husband, Frank Jones; parents and 1 sister, Elaine Rack

Pallbearers:
Al Stoddard, Herman Stoddard, Mark Stoddard, Arnie Kelley, Bozy Adams, Glen Yarbrough

honorary Pallbearers:
Gerald Mackey, Farrel Davis, David Billingsley, and William Perry

Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church, Timpson, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


02/26/2012

Charles Edward Frederick, 71, of Garrison, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2012. Charles passed away at Nacogdoches Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born December 30, 1940, in Garrison to parents, George B. Frederick and Exier Perkins Frederick. Charlie was a lifelong resident of the area and was a farmer, who enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. The community could depend on him to help with worthwhile projects and causes. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Garrison Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Marie Frederick; son, Bryan Parker of Garrison, Texas; daughters, Melissa Smith and husband Michael of Timpson, Jenny Musick and husband Justin of Garrison, and Lori Center and husband Matthew of Garrison; and grandchildren, Kaeli Parker, Triston and Tatum Smith, David Miles, and Amy Musick.

He was preceded in death by parents and son, Charles E. Frederick Jr.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Bro. Darrell Pollard and Bro. Shannon Arrington will be officiating the service.

Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Porter Stanaland, Jimmy Crawford, Sammy Clifton, Michael Parker, Johnny Rogers, Tony Dotson, and Dewayne Crow. Honorary pallbearers are Hank Curbow and Ray Lloyd.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


William “Stan” Samford, 66, of Center, passed away Saturday February 25, 2012 at Stalling Court Nursing Home in Nacogdoches,Texas.

A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Scrimpshire officiating.

He was born August 8, 1945 in Shelby County to William Henry and Dorothy (Dillon) Samford. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ. He worked for Center Plywood/Hallmark for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Henry and Dorothy (Dillon) Samford.

He is survived by:

Numerous Cousins, Friends & Relatives

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


Cindy Davey, 67, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born December 3, 1944 in Louisiana to Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

She is survived by son: James Vessels, Jr.

Sisters:
Sally L. Parks of Center
Nena Sue Mullenix of Bedias

Nephew: Troy W. Parks of Spring

Niece: Sally G. Reynolds of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband: James Vessels, Sr.
Parents: Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth
Brothers: Oren W. Palmer and Jerry L. Ashworth

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


02/25/2012

Barbara Kay Grace Holloway of Longview, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2012, at age 54, after a valiant eight-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 27, 2012, at Watson & Sons Chapel. There will also be a celebration of life gathering at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church on Tenneryville Road in Longview, Texas.

Barbara was born May 13, 1957, in Galveston, Texas. She attended Tenaha High School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by:

Husband, David Holloway of Longview, Texas

Son: Chad Holloway and wife Jennifer of Crestview, Florida
Son: Scott Holloway of Longview, Texas
Daughter: Krista Strong of Center, Texas

Grandchildren: Aaron Strong, Brayden Strong, Emily Holloway, Savanna Holloway

Sisters: Linda Longbine, Carol Page and Sheila Nichols

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice on Gilmer Road in Longview, Texas.

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


02/24/2012

J.R. Davis, 86, of Linden, passed away on February 23, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1925 in Daisetta to John R. Davis and Lilli Brown Davis. Mr. Davis served in the Civil Service during World War II. He retired after many years of service as a welder for Premier Oil Refinery. Mr. Davis was a member of Rusty Rail Country Club and Bear Creek Hunting Club. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to service time on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Montalvo, Scott Davis, David Davis, Randall Hooper, Shay Davis, Clint Davis and Matt Hinds.

He is survived by:
Wife of 66 years, Leah Fern Hooper Davis of Linden

Sons:
James D. Davis and wife, Deborah of Dumas
Robert W. Davis and wife, Patricia of Santa Fe

Daughters:
Vicki J. Davis of Linden

7 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Son: William Rick Davis
Sister: Louise Newman

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


02/23/2012

Services honoring the life of, “A Jewel in the Crown of Logansport”, Ruth Cunningham, 83, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012, 11:00 am, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Charles Hall, pastor of Longstreet Baptist Church, assisted by Bro. Lance Cypert, pastor of First Baptist Church of Logansport. Burial will follow in O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:00 –8:00 pm.

Ruth was born November 30, 1928, in Logansport, to Albert Wesley and Ruby Hill Lewis. She passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Center, TX, following a lengthy illness.

In September, 2001, she was the receiver of the coveted “Ann W. Harris Memorial Volunteer of the Year” for her volunteer work in DeSoto Parish. She loved her church, First Baptist Church of Logansport, and teaching her Esther Sunday School Class. Her favorite place, for quite moments, was on her shaded back yard patio, enjoying her morning coffee and Bible study. At other times, she was visiting the home bound or doing what was needed to promote the community. Cooking, and spending time with the family, and loving on the grandchildren, was at the top of her list. The loving, caring person that she was, can never be completely expressed. Ruth is loved by so many and, will be missed by anyone that ever had the honor of knowing her.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; son, Kenneth Charles Cunningham; six brothers;

Left to cherish her memory, is her loving husband, Kenneth E. Cunningham of Joaquin, TX; sons, Phil Cunningham and wife, Marsha of Dallas, TX, David Cunningham and wife, Kay, of Logansport, LA; daughters, Sandy Mahan and husband, Johnny, of Center, TX, Donna Pugh and husband, Perry, of Joaquin, TX; Thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members; a countless number of friends.

Pallbearers will be Geoff and Greg Cunningham, Chris Weir, Tony Pugh, Cole Fleming and Don Alexander. Honorary pallbearers the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Logansport.

In lieu of flowers, the family request is, that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Logansport, Building Fund, P.O. Box 380, Logansport, LA 71049, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 70 Ease Lake St, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601.

Services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport, Louisiana


02/22/2012

Lloyd E. “Pete” Sparks, 92, of Timpson, TX, passed away February 22, 2012, in Garrison, TX. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Brian Simmons, Rev. Justin Coburn, and Rev. Gilbert Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born October 14, 1919, in Shelby County, TX, Lloyd E. Sparks was the son of the late Ora Lee (Barnes) and Thomas E. Sparks, Sr. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and married the late Onie Mae Dillon. Pete was a machinist with Amoco Oil Company for 37 years. While living in Texas City, Pete coached Little League baseball. After his retirement he and Onie Mae returned to his farm in Timpson to enjoy raising cattle.

Survivors include his son Lloyd T. Sparks and wife Gert of Trinity, TX; brother Thomas E. Sparks, Jr. of Timpson; brother-in-law Joe Dillon and wife Hazel of Timpson; granddaughter Lori Merrem and husband Lance of Houston; great granddaughter Lacie Merrem; step granddaughter Tammy Noyes of Cypress, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd “Pete” Sparks was preceded in death by his wife Onie Mae Sparks and brother V. Rayford Sparks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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


Mattie Lou “Lucy” McCarty Barrios, 56, of Houston, passed away February 22, 2012 at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born June 23, 1955 in Center, to Arthur Carl McCarty and Mattie Lucille Rayburn McCarty. Mrs. Barrios was the director of Little Folk’s Childcare in Houston. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Richard Butts officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Patroon.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Christopher Michael Barrios of Austin
Brandon Scott Barrios and wife, Karen of Houston

Daughter: Amy Mystelle Barrios Escobedo and husband, Miguel of Houston

Grandchildren: Jacob Ryan Barrios, Michael Lee Escobedo, Merle Riley Barrios, Carlos Ramirez and Malorie McCarty

Sister: Laura Grace Clark of Houston

Brother: Charles Elton McCarty of Houston

Cousin: Martha McDonald of Houston

Close family friend: Suzanne Thibodeaux of Houston

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Arthur Carl McCarty and Mattie Loucille Rayburn McCarty
Brother: Alton Lee McCarty, Sr.
Grandson: Nicholas Israel Escobedo

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


Maxine W. Oswalt’s life on earth ended as her journey in Heaven began on February 22, 2012 at the age of 74. She was born on April 9, 1937 in Willoughby Town, Shelby County, Texas to Henry Clayton and Tressie Alaf Byrd Willoughby. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Dennis O. Oswalt and her parents Henry and Tressie Willoughby, a brother Alvis (Buddy) Willoughby and a sister Rosa Mae W Jordan King. She leaves behind sister and husband Emma (Betty) Willoughby and Charles Chambliss of Lufkin, Texas, brother Wayne Willoughby of San Augustine, Texas, brother-in-law and wife Danny and June Oswalt of Henderson, Texas, brother-in-law and wife CC and Marylou Permenter of Whitney, Texas and special cousin Lexa Willoughby Whitton of Timpson, Texas. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, first, second and third generations. And other family and friends. Maxine loved and cherished all her family.

She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. Maxine was retired after many years of service at WR Boyd Construction in Center, Texas. She lived in Center until the death of Dennis when she moved to Lufkin, Texas. She resided at the Pinecrest Retirement Community in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Wright, Allen Willoughby, Tony Paddie, Cory Penick, Robert Lee Raines and Kenneth E. Willoughby. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jordan, Larry Cosby, Shane Willoughby, Joey Oswalt, Michael Wayne Willoughby and Charles Andrew Raines.

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


02/21/2012

Lucille Lawrence, 87, of Port Neches, died Monday, February 20, 2012, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. She was born October 25, 1924, to Ivey Elizabeth Cox and Amzy Darby Hunt in Joaquin, Texas. Lucille enjoyed fishing, gardening and was the best cook in Southeast Texas. She was a very skillful seamstress, caring of others, generous and a good Christian.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Betty Kiezel and her husband, Robert of Houston; son, Wesley Lawrence of Port Neches; granddaughter, Christy Peterson and her husband, Douglas of Naples, Florida; grandson, Stuart Scales of Pasadena; great grandchildren, Haley Peterson, Rylee Peterson and Parker Peterson, all of Naples, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in both Texas and Louisiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Lamar Lawrence; and daughter, Sandra Joyce Lawrence.

A gathering of her family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m. with her funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

There will be an additional gathering of her family and friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center. A graveside service will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Sandra Kay Ileks left this world for the next at the age of 56 on February 11, 2012, far too soon for those who loved her dearly and those who will not have the pleasure of knowing her, but long enough to enrich our lives with a legacy of deeply shared love for her family and friends, of compassionate and diligent service in her job and volunteer work, and of steadfast faith and courage that was in her always but perhaps never more evident than in her brave battle with illness in her latter years.

Coming into this world on March 16, 1955, her birth was a great joy to her parents, Herbert Lee and Alice Joy Langford, both of whom precede her in passing. Her decision as a young woman to seek her Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate struggles. Through the years her passion for her career gave great comfort and aid to those she served and worked alongside in Houston, Pasadena, and finally, in the Texas Hill Country, where she moved with her beloved husband of 21 years, Ingvars Ileks, and made it their happy home for the rest of her days.

Dedicated as she was to her career, she gave even greater love and enthusiasm to her role as wife to the gentleman she met at the wedding of her best friend in January 1990 and married in October of that same year. She was also blessed to be the mother of Sabrina Williams, her cherished daughter who would bring even more love into the family with the birth of Sandra’s granddaughter, Allyse Puckett, in March 2002.

Sandra Kay Ileks is survived by many that she cared dearly for: Ingvars, Sabrina, and Allyse, as well as her son-in-law Charlie Santo, her sister Brenda Waller and her husband Thomas, her brother Shannon Langford and his wife Cindy, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. Her contributions in more recent years included service to youth events hosted by the First Baptist church of San Marcos and her employer, Lone Star Lions Eye Bank, giving aid and fellowship to the community and, literally, helping the blind gain sight. One of the lovelier sights in the Hill Country was Sandra’s magnificent gardens, with her “Grandma Barlow’s Roses” becoming almost a local celebrity themselves.

Departed too soon, Sandra’s legacy of love, faith, courage, and care will live on in the hearts of her family and friends, and the things she brought to all of those fortunate enough to share her life. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in her memory seek out the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, reachable via donations@lungfund.org or 646-290-5154 and/or Hope Hospice New Braunfels.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Georgia D. Dones, (84) formally of Center, died in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Services will be at Mt. Zion CME Church, Saturday February 25, 2012, at 11:00am. Mrs. Dones died at her home in Spartanburg on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Survivors:
(1) Son, Attorney Gregory Charles Weatherly of Kingwood, Texas
(1) Daughter, Darlene Sauls of Spartanburg, South Carolina

Burial will be at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2012 at Hicks Chapel and Saturday at Mt. Zion CME Chruch starting at 9:00am.

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, TX.


02/20/2012

Wanda Schoenewolf, age 84, of Gatesville, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at a Temple hospital. Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

Wanda was born December 2, 1927 in Gatesville, Texas. She was the daughter of J. T. Taylor and Clara Tippit Taylor. Wanda attended school in Owl Creek and Gatesville. She graduated from Gatesville high School in 1946. Wanda married Edward Schoenewolf on May 9, 1948. They joined the First Baptist Church in 1951. She worked in the training union department with the young people and with the senior department at First Baptist Church for 20 years. Wanda took over as the manager of the Waco Tribune in Gatesville in 1970. She held this position for 16 years. Wanda also worked with the Boy Scouts and was into everything involving her boys whom she loved dearly. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and infant daughter Suzanne.

Survivors include sons, Randall Paul Schoenewolf and wife Cheryl, Reginald Edward Schoenewolf and wife Donna; sisters, Vennie Lee and Donna Taylor; brother, Rob Taylor, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gatesville.


Edmond “Snoox” McNair, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Military Graveside will follow at Caledonia Cemetery under the direction of Ft. Hood Honor Guards. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 29, 1919 in Arlam, Texas to A.E. and Dola (Brown) McNair. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked for Arco Oil Company for many years.  He was a member of Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, A.E. and Dola McNair, Wife, Zorah McNair, Sister, Marguerite Wagers and Brother, Asa McNair.

He is survived by:
Nephews & Niece:
Stanton “JR” Wagers of Belleville
Harold Dean Wagers, DVM of Crosby
Allen Wagers of Pasadena
Mark McNair of Dallas
Karen McNair of Dayton
Craig McNair of Dayton

Numerous other relatives, cousins and friends

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


Graveside service for Robert Ray Hughes, 73, of Mt. Enterprise, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson with Bro. Blackie Cranford officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Hughes passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Mt. Enterprise.

Born January 6, 1939, in Shelby County, TX, Robert Ray Hughes was the son of the late Gertie Dee (Renfro) and Robert Cleave Hughes. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Ellen Hughes of Mt. Enterprise; daughter Rhonda Compton and husband Thomas, Jr. of Wimberley, TX; brothers Charles Joe Hughes of Timpson and Leonard Hughes and wife Rena of Carthage; grandchildren: Douglas Paul Owen, Jr., Ashley Compton, and Cordell Compton; great grandchildren Rayce Owen and Ryder Owen; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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


Jerry “Rooster” Lovett, 77, of Center passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Center. Mr. Lovett was born August 8, 1934 in Shelbyville to Tracy Lovett and Ruby Goodwyne Lovett. He was a member of the Campti Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Following funeral services Mr. Lovett will be cremated.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Richard Alford, Kinder Nunley, Jim Higginbotham, Barry Lout and Darren Lout.

Survivors include:
Wife, Liz Lovett of Center

Son, Will Lovett and wife Chasity of Center

Daughters;
Anita Alford and husband Randy of Center
Lydia Harris of Juneau, Alaska
Tracy Ann Lovett of Juneau, Alaska

Grandchildren;
Kristy Jackson, Rachel Alford and husband David Kelley, Richard Alford, Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Marina Davis, Megan Lovett, Kinder Nunley and Morgan Lovett.

Great Grandchild, Braileigh Alford

Sister, Sue Higginbotham and husband Charles of Dallas

Aunt, Alma Ellington of Center

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Tracy and Ruby Goodwyne Lovett

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


Services for Ima Watson Stringer, age 91, of Nacogdoches will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Milton Poindexter officiating. Interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Stringer passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Nacogdoches.

Born in the Norwood community of San Augustine County, on February 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late E.O. Watson and Etha Wise Galloway. She was married to John E. Stringer in 1937 and they were married for 60 years. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Goyens Hill Baptist Church, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Order of the Eastern Star, Nacogdoches Chapter #428. She also loved genealogy and reading books.

Survivors include her son, M.L. Stringer of Corsicana; daughter, Susan Williams and husband Roy Jon of Nacogdoches; daughter, Weda Upchurch and husband Fred of Nacogdoches; granddaughters, Cindy Stringer Belew and husband David of Corsicana, Misty Stringer Sapp and husband Leroy of Clifton, Texas, and Michele Pierce Simpson and husband Preston of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Stony Pierce and wife Jennifer and Jody Pierce and wife Cassie, all of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren, Stormy Jones, Zachary Rogers, Tristin Belew, Austin Stewart, Tyler and Marshall Halls, Hali and Coby Simpson, and Arin, Chase, and Ryder Pierce; and a sister-in-law, Lovenner (Sis) Watson.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Stringer is preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Dionee Smith Stringer; and three brothers, W.L. Watson, A.L. Watson, and Pat Galloway.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be ofered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


02/16/2012

Graveside service for Thelma (Goolsby) Mathis, 92, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Friday, February 17, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Mathis passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 21, 1920, in Timpson, Thelma Mathis was the daughter of the late Susie (Childs) and Lloyd Benjamin Goolsby. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and beauty college. Thelma and John Mathis were married November 26, 1937, in Timpson. She was a beautician in Timpson for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Steve Mathis and wife Judy of Clayton, TX; daughter Martha Holt and husband Roger of Nacogdoches; brothers Ben Goolsby and wife Claudia of Timpson and J. B. Goolsby and wife Dixie of Bryan, TX; sister Nora Goolsby Rice of Allentown, PA; grandchildren: Keith Frazier, Stacy Mathis, and Kelley Dickens; and great grandchildren Laci and Blake Dickens.

In addition to her parents, Thelma Mathis was preceded in death by husband John Mathis and twin sister Selma M. Cowan.

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


02/14/2012

Eva Eloise McGee Porterfield, 78, of Center, passed away February 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 26, 1933 in Shelby County to Milton “MB” McGee and Mary Lela Humphries McGee. Mrs. Porterfield was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. She enjoyed mission trips to assist in building churches for a number of years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Peyton Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Fred Bradford, John Bradford, Greg Hooper, Ranny Griffin, Danny Griffin and Allen McGee. Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Eddins, Randy Bohannon, Ted Hairgrove, Eddie Barnes and Michael Neuwirth.

She is survived by: Husband, Robert Porterfield of Center

Sons:
Clint Porterfield and wife, Leigh of Center
Steve Porterfield and wife, Carolyn of Dallas

Daughters:
Carol Cain and husband, Kraig of Carthage
Sandra Russell and husband, Glynn of Center

Grandchildren:
Peyton Porterfield, Phillip Porterfield, Greg Hooper, Kristi Tucek, Elise Neuwirth, Destiny Russell, Emily Porterfield and Eileen Porterfield.

Great Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper, Brenna Tucek, Sydney Neuwirth, Chase Neuwirth and Caden Neuwirth

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Nolan & Lorraine Ashabranner

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Milton “MB” McGee and Mary Lela Humphries McGee
Brother: Theo McGee, R.E. McGee
Sisters: Fannie Mae Griffin and Alcine Hairgrove

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


02/13/2012

Mrs. Tabitha Lea Jones, age 37, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home in Carthage. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Tabitha Lea Jones was born on Jan. 28, 1975, in Center, TX to Elbert Davis Jones and Patsy Marie Leach Jones. She attended Carthage schools. Tabitha was a member of the Body of Christ.

She is survived by her three children, Kelsey Lynnette Nichols, Thomas M. Nichols, V, and Baylea Sky Bishop all of Carthage; her parents, Bro. Elbert D. Jones and Patsy M. Jones of Carthage; her sister, Pamela M. Simpson of Carthage; her brother, Elbert Dewayne Jones of New London; two nieces; and two nephews.
If desired, flowers or sympathy cards may be delivered to the home of Elbert and Patsy Jones, 321 CR 230, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


02/11/2012

Lawrence (Pat) Patterson, 84, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 10, 1928 in Shelby County to Emmitt L. Patterson and Jessie Goodman Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a member of Grawood Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Tom Carlton presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jason Falkenberry, Matt Whitfield, Greg Patterson, Cody Patterson, Josh Howe and Brandon Screws.

He is survived by:
Wife: Nell Patterson of Keithville, Louisiana

Daughters:
Beverly Falkenberry and husband, Frank of Keithville
Rhonda Laird and husband, Glenn of Keithville
Gail Screws and husband, Aaron of Keithville

Son: Brad Patterson and wife, Cheryl of Greenwood, Louisiana

Eight Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister: Alma Cox and husband, Lee of Ridgecrest, California

His faithful companion: Stretch

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


Billy Francis Foreman 81 of Logansport, La passed away on Feburary 8, 2012 in Shreveport. A memorial service will be held on April 14, 2012 at Mr. Foreman's Residence in Logansport.

Billy was born on April 14, 1930 in Logansport, La to Willie and Mary Foreman. Mr. Foreman worked in the electrical field. Served in the US Marine Corp. 17 years.


02/10/2012

Memorial services for Mr. David Crenshaw, 59 of Timpson, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, Texas. Mr. Crenshaw passed away February 9, 2012 in Longview, Texas, In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Mr. Crenshaw’s name to the ASPCA, any animal rescue organization or to the charity of your choice.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


Betty Ruth (Bolton) Elswick, 52, of Shelbyville passed Thursday, February 09, 2012 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Saturday, starting at 12 Noon until 8pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Betty was born September 5, 1959 in Shelby County, TX to parents, Robert Benjamin Bolton & Johnnie Ruth (Moore) Bolton. She worked as a waitress for many years. She is a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert & Johnnie Bolton, Son, Chase Swanson & Sister, Debra Sue Bolton Barbee.

She is survived by:

Husband of 16 years: Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville

2 Daughters:
Amanda Bolton Gary & husband, Kwihata of Dallas
Courtney Swanson Shisler & husband, Jordan of Shelbyville

Son: Joshua Day Elswick & wife, Dori of Dallas

Grandchildren: Justin Haley, Jody Haley, Akria Ionia Gary & Jordan Chase Shisler

Brothers:
Travis Bolton & wife, Betty of San Augustine
Royce Bolton of Center

Sister: Bobbie Ann Johnson Grubbs & husband, Richard of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Nieces & Nephews:
Stacy Jo Cooper, Timothy Windham, Donny & Vicky Johnson, Randy & Trish Johnson,
Robert & Brenda Bolton, Jerry Bolton, Cody, Ashley & Nicholas, Randy, Tommy, Sheila, Tammy & Sylvia

Pallbearers: Kwihata Gary, Jordan Shisler, Justin Haley, Jacob Jackson, Randy Jackson, Timothy Windham, Robert Bolton and Josh ELswick

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


2/09/2012

Robert Alexander Hashbarger, 57, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born December 23, 1954 in Dallas, Texas to Raymond and Mildred Lavada (Easterling) Hashbarger.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Raymond Hashbarger & Mildred Dockins.

He is survived by:

Sister: Theresa Hamilton & husband, Earl of Nacogdoches

Aunt: Robbie Stahl of Center

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


Services for Charley Kammerdiener will be 10:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Airline Drive Church of Christ with Minister Ben Brewster officiating, assisted by David Cox and Jarod Cox. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Charley was born on December 24, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas to Charley Kammerdiener and Ethyl Plumlee Kammerdiener, the second of nine children. He grew up on a dairy farm in Gainesville, Texas. He graduated from Gainesville High School and attended Texas A & M University receiving a BS Degree in Agriculture with a major in Poultry Science Club at Texas A & M. He received an American Farmer Degree in high school and was a member of Texas A & M’s National Champion Poultry Judging Team in 1953.

After graduation from Texas A & M, he worked in management positions in the poultry industry. In 1969, Charley, with three other investors, incorporated Nest-Fresh, Inc. (a commercial egg production and marketing company). He served as Secretary and General Manager until 1976 when his interest in the company was sold. In 1972 he began producing his own eggs and purchased a farm at Emmet, AR in 1976. In addition to producing eggs from an average of 170,000 laying hens, he also raised a herd of 400 beef cows.

In 1979, Charley and two investors built A K Mills, Inc. (which later became Prescott Feed Mill, Inc.) He was president and CEO until the mill was sold in 1998. Charley was also Vice President of Dal-Worth Olson Egg Farm from 1978 to 1985 in charge of commercial egg production at Hope, Arkansas and Kilgore and Luling, Texas.

He served the commercial egg industry as a member of the Boards of Directors of the United Egg Producers, the Southern United Egg Producers, the Arkansas Egg Council, the Arkansas Poultry Federation, and the American Egg Board and served the feed industry on The Arkansas State Plant Board.

Charley was married in 1951 and had two children. His daughter, Dr. Wanda Morgan and her husband Doug have three children. They are Sherie Morgan Wilson and her husband Larry and children, Ryan and Jessica; Allison Morgan Hill and her husband Kevin, Jason Morgan and his wife Melody and sons, Jacob and Jackson. His son Paul Kammerdiener is married to Patricia. Paul has two children, Crystal Kammerdiener Rushin and her children, Annie Marie, Christian and Bryan and Amber Kammerdiener Lambert, her husband Casey and their daughter, Makayla.

Charley married Ruby January Bryant in 1967. Ruby had three children, Deborah Bryant Hutches and her husband Van and their children, Jamie, Barbie and Brittany, Donita (Scooter) Bryant Cox, her husband David and their son, Jarod Cox and his wife Beth and daughter, Jenny Cox Moltz, her husband Ben and their children, Aiden and Hallie, Thomas Bryant, his wife, Sherry and children, Brandi and Blake. Ruby passed away in 2004.

Charley married Eloise Myers Olliff in 2005. Eloise had two children, Chuck Olliff and wife Linda and their daughter, Carly and Allyson Olliff Sheumaker, her husband Craig and children, Blake, Sophie and Cameron.

He is survived by sisters, Nancy Krahl, Gladys Anglin, Norma McNew and Polly Bevil and his brother, Bryan Kammerdiener. He is also survived by many first, second and third cousins, four aunts and many friends. His sisters, Dorine Kammerdiener, Thelma Sue Austin and brother, Clifford Kammerdiener have passed away.

Honoring Charley as pallbearers will be his grandsons and family members.


David Pierce, 49, of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born December 5, 1962 in Houston, Texas to B.H. Pierce and Virginia Norris Pierce. He worked as a security guard and was a Baptist.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas from 5pm - 7pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Karl Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison.

He is survived by:
Wife, Tammy Pierce of Nacogdoches, TX

Daughters:
Amanda Leigh Pierce of Nacogdoches, TX
Misty Remedies and husband Robert Donald of Joaquin, TX

Granddaughters:
Whitney Elizabeth Pierce of Austin, TX
Autum Star Remedies of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Robert Donald Remedies III of Joaquin
Kalab Micheal Remedies of Joaquin

Brothers:
Dennie Pierce of Austin, TX
Darrell Pierce of Austin, TX

Sisters:
Mary Jolley of Center
Kay Prentice of Mt. Enterprise, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by parents, 1 brother, Barry Pierce and 1 sister, Jennie Pierce

Pallbearers:
Dejuana Risinger, Jackie Stinson, Richard Stinson, Micky Merriman, Naconna Garret, and Joaquin Silva

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


2/08/2012

Clara Belle Duke, born December 10, 1914, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. She was born in Sardis, Texas to Henry and Susie Fletcher Smith. She attended school at New Hope, where she loved playing basketball. Clara was a longtime resident of Center.

She joined her deceased husband, Virgil; son, Smitty and grandson, Bill.

Clara’s faith was important to her and she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Center.

In Center, Clara worked at White’s Auto and Perry’s Variety Store. She loved gardening, fishing with her grandchildren and collecting.

Clara was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Her family was the love of her life. She leaves behind her sons, James and his wife, Betty and Virgil Wayne and his wife, Ruth; daughter-in-law, Sharon as well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

The family wishes to thank the ministers and pastors for their home visits, hospital visits, phone calls and especially their prayers through her life and hard times. Also, thanks to those that knew Clara through the years and so graciously have offered their services at this time. Thank you, also, to Life Care Hospice for the compassion, devotion, expert care, selflessness, comfort and love that was given to Clara and her family.

In lieu of flowers, love gifts may be made in Clara Belle Duke’s name to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 311, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


2/07/2012

Funeral services honoring the life of Hazel Stephens, 86, of the Pine Grove Community, will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA, Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Jones, pastor of Freedom Baptist Mission of Logansport. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery, in the Bethel Community.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 5:00-8:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Hazel was born to the late Robert and Ada Batts Henry, January 26, 1926, in Logansport, LA. She passed February 6, 2012, in Shreveport, LA

Hazel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and, most of all a Christian lady. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Babe Stephens; her son Danny Stephens, who was killed in action in Vietnam; brothers, J.W. and Ray Henry; her sister, Vera Mae Barton.

She is survived by daughters, Lucy Pitts and husband, James, Melba Townsend and husband, Gene; sons, Jimmy Stephens and wife, Sandra, Wallace Stephens, all of Logansport, LA, and Jack Stephens of Joaquin, TX; sister, Mildred Watts of Chandler, TX; 13 grandchildren, Tammy Claybrook and husband, Ernest, Jr., Lynn Stephens and wife, Angie, Kim Jergins and husband, David, Dane Blount and wife, Miranda, Jeffrey Glaze and wife, Joyce, Josh Glaze and wife, Candace, Danny Wayne Stephens and wife, Breanna, April Arbuckle and husband, Lee J., Ava Stephens, Tony Pitts and wife, Dianne, Tammy Clark and husband, Chris, Clint Townsend and wife, Stacey, Latonya Hooter and husband, Anthony; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and, 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be, Lynn Stephens, Dane Blount, Jeffrey Glaze, Danny Wayne Stephens, Josh Glaze and Ernest Claybrook, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are David Jergins, Lee J. Arbuckle, Tony Pitts and Clint Townsend.

Hazel went to sleep February 6, 2012 and woke up in Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ and all her family that preceded her in death.

The family wishes to thank each friend and family member that prayed for our loved one. Thank your for your kindness.

Funeral services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport, Louisiana


Lucretia Liem Bussey was born on August 13, 1938 to parents Willie and Alma Liem in Center, Texas. She went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 6, 2012. Lucretia is survived by her husband, Charlie Mac Bussey of 56 years, daughter Beth Bussey Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas, daughter Glyn Bussey Sloan and husband Larry Sloan of Groesbeck, Texas, and son Chuck Bussey of Center, Texas. Sister Virginia Liem Johnstone and husband bill Johnstone of Detroit, Michigan, sisters-in-law Barbara Bussey Windham of Bossier City, Louisiana and Mary Lou Bussey Lout and husband Howard Lout of Center, Texas. Grandchildren: Reese Monroe, Luke Sloan, Savannah Sloan Maxey and husband Ben Maxey, Sarah Sloan, Weston Jones, Jacob and Julia Bussey and Samantha Sloan. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and a legion of friends.

Lucretia held a Masters Degree in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her career as a counselor and teacher spanned over 40 years while touching the lives of thousands of children and young adults. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She inspired “Lucretia’s Christmas Wish” offering Special Education students the opportunity to get gifts for their families for Christmas. Lucretia was awarded the honor of Center Alumni of the Year in 2004. She also worked tirelessly for Special Olympics taking participants to the games each year. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Music Study Club and Reading Club in Center. Lucretia Liem Bussey’s roots ran deep in Shelby County for over five generations. Most of all, Lucretia cherished her family, was a devoted member of her Church, and adored her many friends. She was loved by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held for family and friends at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5-7 pm. Services will be held at First Methodist Church in Center on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center.

Officiated by: Bro. Joel McMahon, Bro. Carl Smith and Elder W. C. Martin

Pallbearers: Reese Monroe, Luke Sloan, Weston Jones, Jacob Bussey, Brad Windham and Ben Maxey

Honorary Pallbearers: David Chadwick, Buster Bounds, Donald Monroe, Tommy Dean, Joe Fomby, Sammy Rhodes, Larry Sloan, Howard Lout, and Chuck Lunsford.

Honorary Pallbearers who have gone before: John D Windham and Vance Payne

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


Joe Henry Belin, 70 years old passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 @ Lufkin Memorial Hospital. Mr. Belin was born in Harrell, AR to E.V. Nettle and Louwell Belin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty S. Belin and his sister Bobbie Cole.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter: Joe B. Belin (Daphne) of Houston, TX, James D. Belin (Chinita) of Center, TX, Travis W. Belin (Tracey) of Center, TX and Tanya Belin of Center, TX. He has one sister, Bobbie Johnson of Center and one brother Jerry Preston of Center, TX. Also Mr. Belin is survived by four grandchildren: Joseph Belin, Jasmine Belin, Mya Hubbard, and Travis Belin, Jr. Two step grandchildren: Damone Giles and Jasmine Roberson. He has one great grandchild KeMariaha Belin.

Mr. Belin's funeral services will be held Saturday, February 11 at Triumph Church 908 Daniels Street at 2pm. The funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

The family would like to say thank you for all the caring words, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time.


2/06/2012

Joyce Lee Metcalf, 51, of Joaquin, passed away, Monday, February 6, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rivers and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 5, 1960 in Shelby County to Alvin Thomas and Lydia Marie (Burton) Lee. She was a member of the Old Center Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tommy & Marie Lee and Great Niece, Mindy Marie Smith.

She is survived by:

Children:
Charles Metcalf, Jr. of Logansport
Jimmy Dale Metcalf & wife, Charlotte of Joaquin
Shane Cody Metcalf of Joaquin
Dakota Lee Metcalf of Joaquin

Granddaughter:
Avery Madison Metcalf of Joaquin

Sister:
Sarah McCauley & husband, Jack of San Augustine

Sister:
Linda Roberts & Larry of San Augustine

Brother:
William “Bubba” Lee & wife, Tracy of Timpson

Sister:
Patricia Broadway & husband, Melvin of Huxley

Special Sisters:
Shelby Parks Tyre of Center
C.C. Brinkman
Special Daughter:
Shannon Denby
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brian Dean, Jeremy Boyett, Randy Rowe,
James Lee, Jack McCauley and Shane Tingle

Honorary Pallbearer:
John Patrick Smith

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


Avis Brittain Moss, 70, of Joaquin, passed away February 5, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 7, 1941 in Shelby County to John Willis Brittain and Tennie Buckley Brittain. Mrs. Moss was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin, where she served as a pianist.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Strong Cemetery in Center with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Russell Duplantis presiding.

Pallbearers will be Davis A. Brittain, Lane McDonald, Johnny Brittain, Ronny Brittain, Harrell Guidry, William Guidry, Adrian “Big A” Cain and Landon McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Dent, Kenny Dent, Billy Hearnsberger, P.H. Newton, Tommy Miller, Frank Jousan, Jason Gill, Bill Skinner, Mike Wood, Glenn Gill and Sammy O’Rear.

She is survived by:
Husband, Barney Moss of Joaquin

Sons:
Craig Moss of Joaquin
Buddy Moss and wife, Patti of Bridge City

Daughter: Ginger McKinzie of Beckville

Grandchildren:
Leah Moss and fiancé, Adam Busby of Bridge City
Landon McDonald of Nederland
Lane McDonald of Beckville
Allison McKinzie of Beckville

Brother: J.I. Brittain and wife, Pauline of Aztec, New Mexico

Other Family Members:
Tommy Miller
Mike & Lavonne Wood
Harrel & Karen Guidry
Debbie & Randy Dennis

Special Friends:
Shirley Haymon
Joyce Metclaf
Janice Churchman, LVN of Texas Home Health in Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Sisters: Mary Miller, Cora Cruse and Marie Goings
Brothers: Davis Brittain and Tye B. Brittain
Son-in-law, Mark McKinzie

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


2/03/2012

Funeral services celebrating the life of Tommy Taylor Thomas, 67, were held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Officiating was Dr. David Lane. Interment followed in Forest Park West. Visitation with the family was from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the funeral home.

Tommy was born on July 4, 1944 in Ruston, LA and passed away suddenly on January 23, 2012. He was a resident of Shreveport where he was a Certified Pubic Accountant for 46 years. He was a partner in the CPA firm, TMCE, LLP. He served on numerous CPA committees and charitable organizations. He was instrumental in the Shreveport Veterans Steering Committee, a member of Caddo Parish Sheriffs Auxiliary. He was owner of Hot Wheels Skating Palace in Shreveport and the New Castle Enrichment Center. He was a Baptist and a Mason. Tommy was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by:
His parents, Riley H. and Minnie L. Thomas
Wife, Willica Marie Olsousky Thomas
Brothers, James and Calvin Thomas
Sister, Nellie Rushing

He is survived by:
His son, Patrick Thomas and wife, Danielle

Daughter, Alisa Naron and husband, Mark

Grandchildren, Ian Naron, Alexandra Naron, Olivia Naron, Peyton Thomas and Parker Thomas

Brothers, Hewell Lee Thomas, Charles Thomas and wife, Margie

Sisters, Morita Palmer and Eudora Davis.

Pallbearers will be Steve Eddins, Christian Hicks, David Rushing, Fred Baxter, Tommy Davis and Chris Thomas.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

We take comfort knowing that he is once again reunited with the love of his life.

Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, Shreveport, LA.


2/02/2012

Ardath Frances (Hurst) Mayhar died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was 81.

Born Feb. 20, 1930, to Bert Hurst and Ardath Ellington, in Timpson, Texas, Ardath Mayhar is the author of more than 60 books ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror and young adult to historical and westerns, with some work under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst and John Killdeer. She began her writing career as a poet when she was 19 and began publishing science fiction in 1979 after returning with her family to Texas from Oregon.

She was nominated for the Mark Twain Readers Award, won the Balrog Award, was nominated for awards in almost every fiction genre, and won many awards for poetry. In 2008, she was chosen by the Science Fiction Writers of America as their author emeritus. Mayhar also owned and operated The View from Orbit Bookstore in Nacogdoches with her husband Joe until his death in 1999, after which she sold the store.

Mayhar taught writing through the Writer's Digest school, provided book doctoring, and mentored numerous young authors. Until her health declined, Mayhar's reputation was such that she spoke regularly in the area, drawing large crowds to listen to her wit and wisdom.

She is survived by two sons, James Mayhar and Frank Mayhar; two stepsons, Robert Mayhar and William Mayhar; grandchildren, Kai Mayhar, and Brad Mayhar; sister, Judy Corley; and brother, Joe Bert Hurst.

A memorial service will be held later, with details pending at this time.

Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Earnest Jones, 81 of Timpson, Texas passed away February 1, 2012 in Timpson, Texas. He was born February 19, 1930 in Duran, New Mexico to Cara Earnest Jones and Mandy Shults Jones. He was a retired truck driver and was affiliated with Springs of Living Water Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 12:30pm - 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 2pm. Bro. Leroy Bowley and Bro. Jimmy Nix will officiate with interment to follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:
Wife: Doris Jones of Timpson

Sons:
Mickey Jones and wife Debra of Overton, TX
Phillip Jones and wife Christine of Cypress, TX
Dana Keith Jones and wife Angela of Gary, TX

Daughter: Darlene Klawinski and husband Harry of Tomball, TX

12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Brother: Sammy Dewayne Jones of Bennington, OK

Sisters:
Helen Joyce Keith of Boswell, OK
Sharon Marunde of Blanchard, Wis

Host of other relatives and friends

Pallbearers: Brian Klawinski, Christopher Klawinski, Kent Evans, Stacy Evans, Dustin Jones, Dana Jones, Rickey Jones, Phillip Jones, David Funk and Michael Williford

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, TX

Helen Joyce Keith of Boswell, OK
Sharon Marunde of Blanchard, Wis

Host of other relatives and friends

Pallbearers: Brian Klawinski, Christopher Klawinski, Kent Evans, Stacy Evans, Dustin Jones, Dana Jones, Rickey Jones, Phillip Jones, David Funk and Michael Williford

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, TX

1/30/2012

Funeral Services for Mr. Maurice Tibbs, 86 of Center, Texas, will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at St. John Baptist Church at 11:00am, Rev. Winston Kibbles, Officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Mr. Tibbs died January 31, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center.

He was survived by:

Daughters:
Velma Korbel (Kip) of Andover, Minnesota
Genera Arnsworth of Nacogdoches, Texas
Sharon “Deann” Tibbs, of Center, Texas
Rita Malone of Center, Texas,
Lori Moore (Chris) of Center, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, February 3, 2012, from 6p-8p.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucille Gaddis, 84 of the James Community, will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Services will be at Loop 500 Church of Christ with Bro. Vernon Robinson, officiating. Mrs. Lucille Gaddis died Sunday January 29, 2012 at her home.

She is survived by:
Daughter Linda Lee Hubbard and husband Randy of Center, Texas.

Sons:
Calvin Gaddis Jr. and wife Angie of Center, Texas,
Charles Ray Gaddis and wife Karla of Alto, Texas
Leonard Earl Gaddis and wife Becky of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Billy Ray Mosley and wife Corene Tyler, Texas

Sister: Inez Gaddis of Center, Texas.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.


Carl Smith Burrows, Jr. of Waco, Texas passed away Friday, November 18, 2011. He was 87 years old. A memorial service will be held at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday February, 4, 2012, at 2:00 in the afternoon.

Carl was born January 15, 1924 to the late Judge Carl S. Burrows, Sr. and Agnes Lowery Burrows in Nacogdoches, Texas. Carl attended Nacogdoches High School and served in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean conflict. Upon completing his service to his country, Carl entered into the banking profession and worked as a banker most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Peggy Morris Burrows; his parents, Judge and Mrs. Carl S. Burrows, Sr. and a brother Erwin Earl “Bubba” Burrows.

He is survived by one brother, Don Burrows, Sr. of Timpson, Texas; one brother-in-law, Dr. William T. Morris of Beaumont, Texas; seven nieces: Ann Emmert of Bastrop, Texas, Lezly Seijas of New York, New Yourk, Lila Kay Parker of Ft. Worth, Texas, Cindy Burrows Cappa of Santa Fe, Texas, Jana Burrows of Nacogdoches, Texas; Kay Burrows of League City, Texas, and Terri Burrows Hudman of Timpson Texas; and two nephews, Dr. John L. Baker of Waco and Don T. Burrows, Jr. of League City, Texas.

Carl’s family wishes to thank Quality Care of Waco for their compassionate care the last several months. We would also like to thank Linda and Dr. John Baker who have done so much in caring for Carl during the last few years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Nacogdoches Rotary Club.

Laird Funeral Home, 2116 South St., Nacogdoches, TX 75964, is in charge of memorial service arrangements.


Funeral services for Mr. Walter Scott Sparks, age 40, of Bossier City, LA, formerly of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Maxie Sparks and Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at County Line Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Sparks passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Shreveport, LA.

Walter Scott Sparks was born on Aug. 6, 1971, in Longview, TX to Walter Stephen and Tony Ann Rogers Sparks. Scott graduated from White Oak High School with the class of 1990 and attended Kilgore College where he played football. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1991, and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1995. Scott was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was presently enrolled at ICDC College where he was studying Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Scott loved hunting, fishing, guns, and riding motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Benny Rogers and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Novie Sparks.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his father, Walter Sparks and wife Vicky of Carthage; his mother, Tony Thompson and husband Donald of Henderson; two sons, Colton Sparks of South Berwick, Maine and Jordan Snyder of Kilgore; his maternal grandmother, Clara Rogers of Union Grove; three brothers, Matt Sparks and wife Abby of Carthage, James David Griffin, III and wife Katriana of Liberty City, and Jeremy Thompson of Cornelius, NC; two sisters, Nicky Sparks Young and husband Morgan of Carthage and Melanie Cash and husband Cam of Austin. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Scott.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Schroeder, Shane Colston, Roger Davidson, Brad McKinney, Monty “Gunny” Wiltrout, Mike “Neutral” Graves, Bobby “Scooter” Torbert, and Edward “Satch” Sanchez.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are The Marine’s Motorcycle Club.

If desired, memorials may be made to the County Line Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Roger Atkerson, 269 CR 190, Long Branch, TX 75669.

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


Mr. H.C. "Mac" McQueen was born January 5, 1931, in Pt. Arthur, Texas to the late Other McQueen and Zelma Miller. He entered into rest in Nacogdoches, Texas on January 27, 2012, attaining the age of 81 years and 22 days.

Mr. McQueen served for over 19 years in U. S. Navy including service in the Cuban Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam. Mac also served on USS Iwo Jima and USS Bexar. He was a BM 1 E6. Following his retirement in 1967, Mac moved to East Texas where he would be a 40 year resident of San Augustine and a retiree of the United States Postal Service. During his residency, he met and later married his wife of over 36 years, Dixie (Arnold) McQueen. Mac enjoyed anything outdoors from fishing and hunting to having cookouts with his family. In his later years, he enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast.

Mac is Survived by his children: Steve McQueen and wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise; Sheila Bozeman and husband Ricky of Carthage; Brenda Perez of Center; James Litzmann and wife Zelma of Huntsville. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jeri Burgess and husband Brandon of Carthage; Jeremy Bozeman and wife Bonnie of Marshall, Matthew Bozeman of Nacogdoches; Bradley White of Center; Stephanie Gerhardt and husband Matt of Richardson; Jennifer Drane and husband Kris of Huntsville; Amanda Crocker and husband Mark of Denton. Mac also has an extended family of great-grandchildren: Jaxon Burgess, Alyassa White, Alexis White, Jenna Drane, Kelsey Drane, Charlie Drane and Taylor Crocker.

Mr. McQueen was preceded in death by his wife Dixie McQueen in 2008.

Funeral services will he held Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Br. Kirby Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972


1/27/2012

Vorice Clark, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born December 27, 1924 in Center to Jim Byrd and Sudie Golden Byrd. Mrs. Clark was employed as a waitress at Lake Country Inn, where she retired after fourteen years of service. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Naron, Josh Parrott, John Naron, Ronnie Clark, Cody Clark and Judd Clark.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Gloria Denum and husband James of Lufkin

Daughter-in-law, Jeannie Clark of Center

Grandsons:
Cody Clark of Center
Judd Clark and wife, Megan of Brownsboro

Granddaughter, Diedra Naron and husband Johnny of Pollok

Great Grandsons:
John Naron of Pollok
Lane Clark of Brownsboro

Great Granddaughter, Amber Parrott and husband Josh of Pollok

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Burk Clark
Son, James Clark

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


1/26/2012

Graveside service for Selma Goolsby Cowan, 92, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2012, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Ms. Cowan passed away January 26, 2012, in Garrison, Texas.

Born January 21, 1920, in Timpson, TX, Selma Goolsby Cowan was the daughter of the late Susie (Childs) and Lloyd B. Goolsby. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson. Selma had been employed as a secretary and retail clerk and was also a licensed realtor. When she was not working, Selma always kept busy with her beautiful ceramic painting, crocheting, and knitting.

Survivors include one daughter Sandra Nell Lanier of Austin, TX; twin sister Thelma Mathis of Nacogdoches and sister Nora Goolsby Rice of Allentown, PA; brothers Lloyd Ben Goolsby and wife Claudia of Timpson and James Birtrum “J.B.” Goolsby and wife Dixie of Bryan, TX; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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


Frankie R. Pinkston, 72 of Garrison passed away January 26, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born June 12, 1936 in Buna, Texas to Herbert J. Pinkston and Helen Hambrick Pinkston.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5pm - 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Libby Cemetery, Nacogdoches County.

He is survived by:

Wife: Ingeborg Pinkston of Garrison, Texas

Son: Michael Pinkston and wife Diana of Garrison

Daughters:
Sherry Key and husband Johnny of Garrison
Belinda Hamilton and husband Jerry of Garrison
Kristy Horn and husband Richard of Melrose, TX

Brother: Bryon Pinkston and wife Joyce of Blackjack, TX

Grandchildren: Jason Key, Justin Key, Morgan Key, Kyle Cooper, Skylar Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Makayla Hamilton, Dalton Pinkston, Mylan Pinkston, Haley Horn, Tray Horn, Riley Horn

Great Grandchildren: Marc, Caden, Christian, Kylie

Host of other relatives and friends

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Libby Cemetery

Pallbearers:
Justin Shull, Randy Askins, Tyler Conner, Mike Greet, Johnny Moore and Jason Key

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


1/25/2012

Leroy Bowlin, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Graveside will follow at New Hope Cemetery with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 29, 1924 to Jim and Maggie (Collins) Bowlin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jim & Maggie Bowlin, Brothers, Clint Bowlin, Bob Bowlin & Orie Bowlin, Sisters, Willie Eva, Dovie & Virgie, Son-in-law, Jesse Upchurch, 3 Grandchildren, Josh, Jeanetta & Sarah and Special Friend, Mary Upchurch.

He is survived by:
Wife: Margie Bowlin of Center

Children:
Preston McCauley & wife, Annette of Decatur
Loyce Fowler & husband, Ricky of Center
Joyce Elliott & husband, Tommy of Bedford
Linda Upchurch of Center
James Bowlin & wife, Marty of Lewisville
Brenda Bolton & husband, Robert of Center
Doug Bowlin & wife, Misty of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Bo McCauley & wife, Lindsey
Misti Baldwin & husband, Scott
J.D. Elliott & wife, Taylor
Jesse Upchurch IV & wife, Michelle
Kandy Jenkins & husband, Charles
Anna Shofner & friend, Colton
Justin Shofner, Adam Shofner, Shane Bolton
Mackensi Bowlin, Molly Bowlin &Madox Bowlin

Great Grandchildren:
Caleb & Jacob McCauley, Angelic Olah , Destini & Raimi Phillips, Chandler Upchurch, Jesse James Jenkins, Mackenzi Fowler & Bradly Christiansen

Sister: Verna Turner of California

Nieces: Barbara Bowlin & Eva Lazarine

Pallbearers:
Jesse Upchurch IV, Charles Jenkins, Justin Shofner, Jimmy Dale Elliott, Colton Eberenz, Tommy Elliott and Bradly Christiansen

Honorary Pallbearers:
Adam Shofner, Shane Bolton and Jesse Jenkins

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


Glynn “Mr. Cindy” O’Rear, 81, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donny Howard officiating. Masonic Graveside service will follow at Strong Cemetery under the direction Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32. Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 22, 1930 in Shelby County to Elzie and Nettie (Davis) O’Rear. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Cindy served in the US Army, he was a member of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 where he was a Scottish Rite Member. He also was a member of the Sharon Temple Shrine. He retired from the US Forest Service where he worked for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Elzie & Nettie O’Rear, Brother, Travis O’Rear, Brother& Sister-in-law, Billie Joe & Mitt O’Rear, Brother, J.P. O’Rear, Sister & Brother-in-law, Sue & Doyle Boles, Mother-in-law & Father-in-law, Henry & Alice Vaughn, Sister-in-law, Agnes Bryan & husband, Charles and Brother-in-law, Mack Dillard.

He is survived by:
Wife: Joan O’Rear of Huxley

2 Sons:
Larry O’Rear & wife, Stacy of Huxley
Keith O’Rear & wife, Belinda of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett & husband, Randall of Joaquin
Piper O’Rear of Joaquin
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Justin O’Rear of Huxley

Step-Grandchildren:
Savannah and Roper Oswalt of Huxley

Great Grandchildren:
Chandler and Aspen Pritchett

Sister: Alice McCann & husband, Eddie of Center

Brother: Mack O’Rear & wife, Wanda of Huxley

Brothers-In-law and Sisters-in-law:
Bertha & Dean Raymond of Huxley
Mildred Dillard of Center
Edward & Joanie Vaughn of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Mike Parish, Sammy O’Rear, Gary McCann, Mark O’Rear, Johnny Mathews, Lynn Davis, Gilbert Vaughn and Michael Andrews

A special thank you from the family to Edith Risinger and Hazel Risinger for their loving care during Mr. Cindy’s illness.

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Strong Cemetery, P.O. BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935 or Wimberly Cemetery, 13305 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973

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


Reba (Adams) Burson, 75, of Lufkin formerly of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rex Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, January 27, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 2, 1936 in Joaquin to Elton and Gertrude (Bonner) Adams. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Elton and Gertrude Adams and Husband, Norman H. Burson.

She is survived by:
Son: Stuart Burson of Lufkin, previously of Center & the former News Director of KDET

Sister: Artie Yvonne Thrash of Tyler

Brother: Horace Eugene Adams & wife, Lois of Garrison

Sister: Candra Delaine Adams & husband, Steven Stamper of Austin

Sister: Cathy Elaine Adams of Nacogdoches

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Derek Nipps, Kurt Stamper, Aaron Davis, Justin Newcomb, Lee Whitehead and Justin Whitehead

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


1/24/2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Hensarling McLemore, 94, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 W. Columbia in San Augustine, Texas, followed by interment at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden.

Mrs. McLemore was born January 10, 1918, in Denning Community, San Augustine County, to the late Abram Hensarling and Vivian Garrett Hensarling. She passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Opal was a beautician for many years and had an active interest in gardening, painting, and cooking. First and foremost, she was a Christian woman with deeply embedded Christian values. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ira "Ray" McLemore, in 1991. She was also preceded in death by their daughter, Linda Ann McLemore Jackson, in 1985.

Opal is survived by her son, Vernon Earl McLemore and wife Brenda McLemore of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Larry Jackson and wife Fannie of San Augustine, Texas, Varron McLemore and wife Rae Janette of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sarah McLemore Hudgins and husband Todd of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Angela Strong and husband Curtis of Bryan, Texas, Michelle Strong and husband Barry of Flower Mound, Texas, and Melissa Crabtree of Bryan, Texas; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.

Having resided in Nacogdoches for the past 36 years, visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with services Friday at 10:00 a.m. in her hometown of San Augustine. Opal's Nephew, Dr. Henry McLemore will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Varron McLemore, Todd Hudgins, Nick Jackson, Elliot Jackson, and Eric McLemore. Honorary pallbearers are Garrett Hudgins, Truman Hudgins, Curtis Strong, Barry Strong, and Chris Strong.

Services are being directed by T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


In loving Memory of Wesley Phillip Leroy Beard (age 38) passed at home in his sleep early Thursday morning, January 19, 2012.

Visitation is Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 4 to 7 pm at Aldine Funeral Chapel, 9504 Airline Drive, Houston, Texas 77037 www.aldinefuneralchapel.com (281) 591-6055.

Graveside burial services, provided by Mangum Funeral Home (www.mangumfuneralhome.com) will be 2 pm, Saturday January 28, 2012, at Strong Cemetery, FM 139, Huxley, Texas, with Brother Jack Forbis of Toledo Bend Baptist Church officiating. After Graveside food and fellowship will follow at Lydia Baptist Church.

Wesley was born August 20, 1973 in Houston, Texas, Harris County, to Wendell Ray Beard and Deborah Jene (Burk) Beard. He was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. Wesley served 6 years in the U. S. Army Reserves and received an Honorable Discharge for his service November 21, 2000. During his adult years he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at IAH Airport in Houston, Tx. Wesley thoroughly enjoyed deep sea and freshwater fishing, as well as deer hunting in the woods of East Texas where he grew up. His final resting place will be where he enjoyed spending his time.

Wesley is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Phillip Hall Beard and maternal grandfather Leroy Burk. He is survived by his 12 ½ year wife Kimberly Cain-Delgado of Houston, 11 year old son Cameron Ray Beard, 8 year old daughter Erica Brea Mackenzie Beard, mother Deborah Jene (Burk) Beard, father Wendell Ray Beard of Huxley, step-mother Wanda Sherleen (Walker) Beard, sister Valarie Gail (Beard) Jones, brother Dusty Ray Beard, sister Mekayla Lynn Beard, paternal grandmother Ruth Marie (Jones) Beard, maternal grandmother Gladas Vera (Thornton) Burk, niece Ashley Brooke Huckey, niece Kara Rochelle (Jones) Maust, niece Jordan Alexandra Cain, niece Cassidy Danyelle Cano, niece Isabel Marie Wright, niece Teagan Riley Fournier, nephew Dustin Ray Beard, nephew Kyle Andrew Melton, grand-nephew Drew Layton Maust, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and countless friends.

There is no doubt that Wesley Beard was "friends of many"," lived his life well" and today is "flying high with the Angels". Not only did he love God, he proudly served this Country. He cherished his first born son Cameron Beard and adored his little princess Erica. He made a meager, but honest living, and shared his life with is perfect partner Kimberly. Wesley you are now in the hands of our Lord and Savior. You will always be in our hearts. You will always be loved and remembered until the day we join you in Heaven. “Go fly high on that mountain Wes, your work here on earth is done…” until we meet again. You will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.

Pallbearers: Dusty Ray Beard, Dustin Ray Beard, Scott Lambert, Brian Burk, Randy Griffin, Terry Bramlett, Josh Conley, Raul Aviles, Bubba Shelstedder and Wesley Scott Jones.


1/23/2012

Kathryn Louise Clark, 64, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born January 26, 1947 in Center to Alvis Clark and Grace Bradberry Clark. Mrs. Clark was a retired nurse and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Beckville, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Harold Clark of Carthage

Daughter, Kelly Jones Kroll and husband, Lester of Center

Grandson, Andrew Kroll of Center

Granddaughter, Adreana Kroll of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Grace Bradberry Clark
Father, Alvis Clark
Son, Charles Eric Jones
Brothers, D.G. Clark and James Clark

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


1/22/2012

Funeral service for Ruby Faye Strong Risinger Hudgins, 94, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with a celebration of her life at First United Methodist Church after. Mrs. Hudgins passed away January 21, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Born July 27, 1917 at the Sand Flats in Mount Enterprise, Faye was the daughter of the late Josie (Norsworthy) and Beeman Strong also of Mount Enterprise. A 1935 graduate of Mount Enterprise High School and member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1944, Faye was widely known as a caring and loving individual to all those who knew her. She worked at Brinson’s clothing store in downtown Timpson for 28 years and attended the First United Methodist Church of Timpson.

Survivors include her son Johnny Risinger and wife Petra of Timpson; stepson James Hudgins of Temple, Texas; brother Morgan Strong and wife Delores of Tyler, Texas; sisters Dorothy Telschow of the Woodlands and Joan Pinkerton of Longview; nieces and nephews; five grandchildren: Henry Brock of Nacogdoches; David Brock of Boston, Mass.; Darrin Minderman of Fallbrook, Calif.; Ethan Hudgins of Temple, TX; and Jennifer Hartnaggle of Temple, Texas; ten great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hudgins was preceded in death by spouses Bowden Risinger and James Hudgins, daughter Connie Risinger, brothers Homer and Charles Strong; and sisters Sarah Strong and Francis Kiesewetter.
The family welcomed friends of Faye to join them for visitation at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, was in charge of arrangements.


Burl Wesley Youngblood, Sr, 83 of San Augustine, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Don Noble officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5pm til 8pm on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

He was born December 25, 1928 to Horace G. Youngblood and Laura Porter in Huntington, Texas. He was a membre of the American Legion, the National Surveyors Association, and the Texas Forestry Association.

He is survived by:
Wife: Athalee Youngblood of San Augustine
Son: Burl Wesley Youngblood, Jr. of San Augustine
Daughters: Sandee Simmons of Banks, Oregan; Shirley Shier of Fulshear, TX; Reval Cook of Phoenix, AZ,; Regina Curbow of Garrison, TX; Sonya Youngblood of San Augustine, TX
Grandchildren: Gabe Lindsey; Heather Lindsey; Laura Cook; Hunter Cook
2 Great-Grandchildren
Sister: Marcia Swank of Huntington

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted At www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home


Belinda Sue Walton Kirkland, 43, of Arlington, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Arlington. She was born August 25, 1968 in Center to Billy and Lenora Walton. Belinda was a 1986 graduate of Center High School. She recently retired from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services with 23 years of service. Belinda was a member of the Optimist Club of Arlington and was currently serving as secretary of the Texas RehabACTion Network. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 23, 2012 at Watson & sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis and Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Terry Walton, Marty Walton, Daniel Walton, Simon Stanley, Lucas Cougler, Nathan Lynch and John Mark Batts.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Misty Joyce Kirkland of Arlington

Parents, Billy and Lenora Walton of Center

Brothers;
Terry Walton and wife Barbara of Center
Marty Walton and friend Andree of Vermont

Father of her daughter, Lynn Kirkland of Arlington

Nieces and Nephews:
Carla Stanley and husband Simon of Center
Sherry Cougler and husband Lucas of Center
Daniel Walton of Center
Beth Lynch and husband Nathan of Center

Aunts and Uncles:
Kay Batts
Beverly Batts
John Mark Batts
Sam Walton and wife Becky

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


1/21/2012

Doris Parker, 64, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 1, 1947 in Shelby County to Jim and Gladys (Snider) Vaughn. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She worked in the cafeteria for Shelbyville I.S.D. for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jim and Gladys Vaughn, Husband, Doug Parker,
Daughter, Kim Parker, Brother-in-law, Pug Yarborough, Sister-in-law, Dolores Whitridge and
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, O.O. & Evie Lou Parker.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kevin & Sonya Parker of Shelbyville
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kelly & Kelly Parker of Shelbyville
4 Grandchildren:
Sterling Parker
Kennedey, Kolby & Kason Parker
2 Sisters:
Rosa Lee Shofner & husband, James of Center
Ann Yarborough of Center
Brother:
J.C. Vaughn & wife, Marilyn of Huxley
Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
O.L. Parker & wife, Mary of Houston
Thelma & Prentice Hendricks of Huxley
Lewis & Maxine Parker of Shelbyville
Kenneth & Brenda Parker of Waskom
Lucille & Maxie Cooper of Alabama
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Steve Jeans, David Jeans, Mike Wilburn, Craig Hendricks,
Kenneth Parker, Clay Vaughn and Darrell Johnson

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, P.O. BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935.

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


1/20/2012

Funeral services for Bro. Lenard C. Milford, 89, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Michael Raines and Bro. Don McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Bro. Milford passed away January 19, 2012, in Shreveport, LA.

Born May 14, 1922, in the Corinth Community, Shelby County, TX, Lenard Milford was the son of the late Francis Marion and Sarah Elizabeth (Moore) Milford. He was a graduate of Timpson High School, served in the U. S. Air Force, and retired as a rural mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service. Lenard and Tommie Jessie Conway were married December 13, 1955, in Neuville Baptist Church.

Lenard Milford also attended Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson, TX, and began serving as pastor of churches in the East Texas area for a total of 58 years. Churches he pastored included Spanns Chapel MBC, Lone Cedar MBC, New Prospect MBC, Lydia MBC, and Oakland MBC. Bro. Lenard Milford was also a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437.

Survivors include wife Tommie Jessie Milford of Timpson; sons David Milford and wife Susan of Waskom, TX, and Jeff Milford of Fayetteville, AR; 4 grandchildren: Sarah Bowen and husband Daniel, Leslie Milford, Ben Milford and wife Megan, and Shannon Milford; great grandson Isaac Jeffery Bowen; brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Vivian, Luther and Sharon, Vernon and Gloria, James and Robin, Charles and Cathy Conway; nephews: Thomas Milford, Waymon Dean Alford, Charlie Hensley, Ronnie Hensley, and Danny Sledge; nieces Patricia Gibbs, Virginia Wilke, Drucilla Aaron, and Linda Stewart.

In addition to his parents, Lenard Milford was preceded in death by 5 sisters: Maurine McGraw, Viola Murphy, Mildred Sledge, Lois Ritter, and Jewel Hensley; 4 half-brothers; and 4 half-sisters.

Visitation will be 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorial donations may be made to Texas Baptist Institute, Henderson, TX; Getsemani Iglesia Bautista Misionera, Center, TX; or Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

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


1/19/2012

Leonard L. Burns, 90, of Joaquin, passed away on January 19, 2012 at Many Health Care Nursing Home in Many, Louisiana. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Center to Rufus Lafayette Burns and Sallie Cogswell Burns. Mr. Burns served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired after many years of service as a rural letter carrier.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Harper’s Chapel Cemetery in Hemphill.


Pallbearers will be Buren Lowe, Lance Burns, Neal Burns, Lynn Burns, James Collins, and Robert Harper. Honorary pallbearers will by Dylan Martin and Justin Boggs.

He is survived by:
Wife, Rose Burns of Many, Louisiana

Sons:
Lynn Burns and wife, Kathy of Joaquin
Neal Burns and wife, Janet of McAlester, Oklahoma

Daughters:
Janie Newman and husband, Jerry of Joaquin
Jackie Simoneaux of Negreet, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Jessica Gatlin, Christina Watson, Logan Burns, Lance Burns, Jennifer Cooper, Jason Newman, Jared Newman, Kyle Dempsey and Dylan Martin

Nine Great Grandchildren

Special cousin and life-long friend, Nolan Cogswell of Joaquin

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


Billy Freeman, 81, of Tenaha, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Joaquin on May 8, 1930 to L.L. Freeman and Britt Annie Nunley Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a coach and teacher in Desoto Parish for forty-four years and a United Methodist Minister for twenty-three years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Harold Hansen and Bro. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Freeman, Chris Freeman, Jason Freeman, John Paul Freeman, Andrew King and Aaron King. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joaquin Class of 1948.

He is survived by:
Wife, Margaret King Freeman of Tenaha

Sons:
Dennis Dale Freeman of Joaquin
Billy David Freeman and special friend, Kay of Shreveport

Stepsons:
Aubrey King and wife, Cheryl of Tenaha
Joe King and wife, Becky of Monroe, Louisiana

Brothers:
Dale Freeman of Rock Port
Charles Freeman of Dallas

Four Grandchildren

Four Step Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, L.L. Freeman & Britt Annie Nunley Freeman
Brothers, J.C. Freeman, Travis Freeman and Dennis Freeman
Wife, Ann Nixon Freeman

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


1/18/2012

Mrs. Precious Williams, 90 of Tenaha, died January 15, 2012, in Dallas, Texas at Charlton Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Williams is a retired teacher from Timpson ISD.

She is survived by 1 son, Fred Williams Jr. of Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at Friendship Baptist Church in the Bo Bo Community on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00pm. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2012 at Hicks Chapel. Rev. Carton Wall officiating and burial will be at Bo Bo Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


Wayne Gaddy, 74 of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born October 1, 1937 in Rusk County to Curtis Gaddy and Ida Mae Nix Gaddy. He was a member of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired manager from Krogers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 5pm - 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10am at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by:
Wife: Maxine Gaddy of Garrison

Daughters:
Jeanese Murdock and husband Greg of Garrison
Jeanette Gaddy of Garrison

Grandsons: Waylon Murdock and Dustin Wayne Gaddy

Grand daughter: Brandi Darelne Cochan and husband Stephen

Great Grandson: Logan Gaddy

Sisters:
Louise Kruse of Garrison
Elizabeth Little and husband Carl of Gary
Berry Philbrick and husband Bruce of Henderson, TX

Brother: Lynn Gaddy and wife Kitten of Longview, TX

Pallbearers will be: Chris Gaddy, Randy Weatherford, Scott Wharton, Jimmie Stone, Duane Weatherford, Tom Wharton, Duncan Connell and James Stone.

Honorary Pallbearer: Jerry Wharton

Preceded in death by: son, Mike Gaddy; parent: Curtis and Ida Mae Gaddy; 1 sister; Mozelle Horn; 2 brothers: Ellis Gaddy and Mack Gaddy; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Lee and Mary Alice Lunsford

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


1/15/2012

Norman James “Jim” Samford, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 in Kirbyville. He was born in Center on May 19, 1933 to Norman James Samford, Sr. and Mary Outlaw Samford. In 1952, Mr. Samford enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Active Reserves. He was later employed by Gulf Plant, where he retired after many years of service. After retirement, Mr. Samford loved to spend his time farming, ranching, and riding horses. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Howard Jarvis and Michael Nethery officiating. A Military Honors Graveside service will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Erik Peveto, Michael Peveto, Nicholas Peveto, Wayne Bailey, Enrique Chapa, Tom Myers and Corby Myers.

He is survived by:
Daughters:
Michelle Renee Barron of Houston
Cynthia Diane Peveto and husband, Courtney of Buna
Jamie Leigh Miller and husband, Chris of Kirbyville

Grandchildren:
Rachael Chapa, Erik Peveto, Michael Peveto, Nicholas Peveto, Jamie Peveto Hayles, Wayne Bailey and Ruby Bailey

Great Grandchildren:
Lydia Chapa, Quique Chapa, Kaylea Peveto, Denton Peveto, Violet Peveto, Kourtney Peveto and Travis Bailey

Sister, Jeanette Samford Myers of Livingston

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Norman James Samford Sr. and Mary Outlaw Samford
Great Grandchild, Louis Derrik Peveto

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


1/13/2012

Bertis A. “Bert” Lout, 87. of Buna, died on December 25, 2011 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. Bert was born July 9, 1924 in Shelbyville, Texas to John Arvie and Mattie (Parker) Lout. A resident of Buna since 1966, Bert was a retired process operator from Neches Butane in Port Neches with thirty-two years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed cattle ranching and fishing with his family. Bert served two years in the Merchant Marines and then was drafted in the United States Army where he served as a medic.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Jean Carroll Lout of Buna; daughters, Carolyn Lout Marquart and her husband John of Lumberton, Vickie Richards Bond of West Columbia, Texas; grandchildren, Melanie Marquart Meriwether, Jared Marquart, Kent Crawford and Jason Crawford and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bernard Lout.

A graveside service were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas under the direction of Broussard’s in Silsbee. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Broussard’s.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Lout’s name to Word of Life Church, 7955 Mormon Church Road, Silsbee, Texas 77656.

Services were under the direction of Broussard's Funeral Home, Silsbee, Texas.


1/12/2012

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Earl Little, age 60, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Greggton Baptist Church, 4520 West Marshall Avenue, Longview, TX with Pastor Reggie Day and Rev. Bobbie E. Moore officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Gladewater Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Greggton Baptist Church. Mr. Little passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at his home in Carthage.

Kenneth Earl Little was born on March 5, 1951, in Dallas, TX, to Earl and Virginia Crane Little. He graduated from Mesquite High School with the class of 1969. Ken attended East Texas State University in Commerce where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973, and a Masters in Education in 1978. Throughout his extensive career, he coached and taught at many school districts across Texas including, Mesquite, Mineral Wells, Hughes Springs, Big Sandy, Gladewater, Beckville, Rains, and Henderson. Ken moved to Carthage in 2008, from Emory and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father; first wife, Beverly Ann Little who passed away in Aug. of 2005; and one brother, Gary Little.

Mr. Little is survived by his mother, Virginia Little of Mesquite; his wife, Michele Little of Carthage; one son, Brad Little and wife Kate of Houston; and one daughter, Alyssa Little of Kingwood. Ken also leaves behind his cherished friendships with his fellow coaching and teaching colleagues as well as his past players and students.

Serving as pallbearers are Sam Chenoweth, Rocky Hawkins, Kevin Kerns, Gordon Gray, Todd Bodden, Terry Giddens, Dickie Meeks, and Richard Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Services are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage, Texas
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


1/11/2012

Kate (Gryder) Kimbro, 99, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Sulphur, LA.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Boles officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 5, 1912 in Center, Texas to John Henry and Flossie (Elliott) Gryder. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She worked at the Shelby County Clerk’s Office and the Agriculture Extension Office for many years. Music was a very important part of Kate's life. She was also a member of Center's '29 Club, Flappers & Jellybeans, the Silver Strummers and Panola Ramblers in Carthage, Texas. Doing the Charleston and playing her ukelele was her contribution to these groups. Jumping out of the car during a parade and performing the Charleston always brought cheers. While in Sulphur La, she performed with the Silver Strings. The Moss Bluff Senior Group was a favorite place to jam with other musicians and enjoy new found friends. Kate gave of her time and talents in her volunteer work even as she approached the age of 100. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved and enjoyed each and every one of them. Kate's lifelong friend, Mattie Dellinger, was a partner in many adventures that kept them young at heart for over 90 years. Kate truly fit the description of someone who never met a stranger. She enjoyed every person who crossed her path in life. Kate loved to be surrounded by things of beauty. She loved flowers and always took great pride in her show-stopping bluebonnets that graced her lawn and delighted the many passersby. Bright colors and pretty jewelry were essential to Kate's wardrobe; she loved “feeling pretty” and drew compliments wherever she went. She will be missed.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry & Flossie Gryder, Husbands, Ray Kimbro & Ray Weeks, Granddaughter, Debbie Johnson and Brother, Curtis Gryder.

She is survived by:

Son: Curtis Kimbro & wife, Paula of Livingston

Daughter: Joan Kimbro Johnson & husband, T.J. of Sulphur, LA

Son: Billy Ray Kimbro & wife, Sue of Texarkana, TX

Grandchildren:
Karen & David Butler
Suzanne & Luciano Rodriguez
Mark & Stephanie Johnson
Krissy & David Thomason
Kathryn & Michael Whitfield

14 Great Grandchildren:
Brandon Murphy, Joey Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Bryan Butler, Joseph Jones, Christine Rodriguez, Caitlin Rodriguez, Meagan Rodriguez, Marissa Rodriguez, Trisha Ravia, Dani Thomason, Emily Johnson
Chelsea Brooks and Katelynn Johnson

3 Great Great Grandchildren:
Alexandra Ravia, Annalise Ravia and Aidan Ravia

Pallbearers:
Mark Johnson, Tommy Murphy, Billy Cogswell, David Butler, Billy Pearce and Roy Blackshear

Honorary Pallbearers:
Dr. John Wheeler, David Thomason, Charles Brittain, Luciano Rodriguez, Joseph Jones, Brandon Murphy
Joey Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Bryan Butler and Jonathan Ravia

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Jason Ramm for his expertise and compassion during Kate's recent illness. Also all other attending Doctors and the many staff members of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur, Louisiana will always be remembered for their care and guidance.

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


1/10/2012

Willie “Adell” Conway Eaves, 75, of Tenaha, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born on January 30, 1936 in Gary to Tom Edward Conway and Reba D. Spurlock Conway.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. E.J. Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Hurst, Bradley Kerr, Douglas Lynn Eaves Jr., Brandon Lynn Eaves, Steven Eugene Eaves, Dustin Bridges, Donald Allen Hicks Jr., James Eaves and Leslie Warren Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Gaylon Pratt, Donald Hicks Sr., Edward Hurst, Willy Bridges and Bryan Kerr.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Jackie Warren Eaves Jr. and wife, Ginger of Tenaha
Tommy Eaves and wife, Rebecca of Tenaha
Douglass Eaves Sr. of Joaquin
Larry Joe Eaves and wife, Delicia of Center

Daughters:
Debra Pratt and husband, Gaylon of Joaquin
Elaine Hicks and husband, Donald Sr. of Tenaha
Angela Hurst and husband, Edward of Tenaha
Becky Bridges and husband, Willy of Tenaha
Brandy Kerr and husband, Bryan of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Dustin Bridges, Heather Bridges, Rebekah Bridges, Bradley Kerr, Brittany Kerr, Jonathon Hurst, Kristen Dominguez and husband Jimmy, Donald Allen Hicks Jr. and wife Wendy, Leslie Hicks, Michelle Partlow, Christina Simms and husband Ricky, Jasa Rodgers, James Eaves, Cynthia Hutto and husband Chad, Steven Eaves and wife Candice, Douglas Eaves Jr. and wife Jaclyn, Brandon Eaves and wife Harley, Justin Eaves, Amber Lynn Eaves, KP and Harley

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Sisters:
Mary Kyle of Old Center
Janice Wilson of Old Center
Nellie Smith of Tenaha

Sisters-in-law:
Maurice Eaves of Tenaha
Barbara Stewart of Paxton
Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Tom Edward Conway and Reba D. Spurlock Conway
Husband, Jackie Warren “JW” Eaves, Sr.
Infant Daughter, Cynthia Ann Eaves
Brother, James Edward Conway

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


1/09/2012

Janie Marie Lambert, 95, of Center, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born in Lindale on February 15, 1916 to Sam Lee Yearly and Lula Marie Irish Yearly. Ms. Lambert was a past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star #348.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Pat Windham presiding.

She is survived by: Daughter, Jane Ash of Center

Two Granddaughters:
Michele Little and husband, Ken of Carthage
Lisa Ermis and husband, Kevin of Uvalde

Three Great Grandchildren:
Sarah Williamson
Janie Perry
Kelby Ermis

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Turner Lambert, 3 Brothers, 1 Sister

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Lambert’s name to:

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


Nathan Franklin “N.F.” Posey was born on March 17, 1928 in Marshall, Texas to Elam Rabi and Francis Parrish Posey. He passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Shreveport after a lengthy illness.

Dad married Mama, Betty Ross, on September 11, 1948. They had four children; Betty Ann, Frank, Bo and Debra Kay. We made our home in Houston. While living in Houston, Dad did whatever he had to do to provide a living for our family, from selling furniture and used cars to building houses. When we moved from Houston to Joaquin, he continued in the construction business. In 1970, his sons joined him. They built houses in Joaquin, Logansport and Pendleton. The last house built was Bo and Sheila’s house. He helped build the new Logansport Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member. After the housing market fell off in the early 80’s, he began B & N Auto. He was one of the best used car salesmen around. Once he was ready for retirement, he and mom retired to the bank of the Sabine River. Dad loved a good game of 42 and to watch boxing and any western on TV; any western, except for John Wayne, only because Mama had a crush on him. He had the CB (radio) name Hell Raizer, which fit him perfectly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Posey, Allen Hicks, Mathew Hicks, John Crooks, Willie Glaze and Ronny Raybon. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Bradley and Gordon Martin.

He is survived by:
His little red dog, Buster

Daughter, Betty Ann of Galloway

Son, Bo and wife, Sheila of Joaquin

Ten grandchildren:
Becky, Jaime, Jason, Thomas, Jessie, Kevin, Michael, Karen, Joey, Cathy and their spouses

Ten great grandchildren:
Dean, Allen, Mathew, Haley, Landon, Gabriel, Jeremiah, Taylor, Addisyn and Zack

One great granddaughter, Gracie Mae

Sisters-in-law:
Diann Williford of Joaquin
Tina and husband, Buddy Bridwell of Center

A number of nieces and nephews, including love niece, LaDonna

A host of family and friends

Nathan was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and his sister. He lost his wife, Betty, in March 2009 after 61 years together. Nathan’s son, Frank, left us in December 1999 and his daughter, Debra Kay, in August 2009.

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


1/06/2012

Verline Stanley, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 in Kirbyville.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1937 in San Augustine to Ben and Alice (Richardson) Evans. She was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and could make anything grow. She loved her family and is now in the arms of those gone before her.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ben & Alice Evans, Husband, J.D. Stanley, Still born son, John Darrell Stanley, Great Granddaughter, Angel Stanley, Brothers and Sisters, Bernice Boyett, J.B. Evans, Edna McCormick, Georgia Mae Harris, Bennie Faye Weir and Gladys “Sister” Martin.

She is survived by:

6 Children:
Jerry Stanley of Fred
Alice Hilyer of Center
Martha Champagne of Kirbyville
Kenneth Stanley & wife, Cori of Kirbyville
Tommy Stanley of Vidor
Lisa Stanley of Kirbyville

9 Grandchildren:
Teresa Baggett & husband, Jeremy, Julie Wilkerson, Pamela Stanley, Jasen Stanley & wife, Jasmine, Marjorie Malone, Benjiman “Bubba” Malone, Rachel Eastman & husband, Ben, J.D. Stanley & Tommy Stanley

8 Great Grandchildren:
Micah Wilson, Anthony Stanley, Maggie Baggett, Jacob D. Stanley, Marissa Stanley, Jacob K. Stanley, Zakary Hartley & Abbie Baggett

Brothers:
L.B. Evans & wife, Mary Lee of Joaquin
Roy Evans & wife, Brenda of Clayton

Pallbearers:
Jasen Stanley, Tommy Stanley, J.D. Stanley,
Ricky Evans, Randy Stanley & Brad Stanley

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


Forrest Lee Meador, age 73, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Mr. Meador was born July 6, 1938, to the late Melba Martha (Olds) and Percy N. Meador and was a lifelong Nacogdoches County resident. He and his family operated Meador's Grocery and Catfish Buffet in Appleby many years in addition to agricultural operations. Forrest Lee was employed by Nibco for 28 years, retiring from management.

Mr. Meador was a member of the board of directors of Deep East Texas Electric Co-op Inc.

He was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School where he was an American Farmer in FFA. He was a member of Texas Farm Bureau and the Antique Car Club. Forrest Lee was a member of Milam Lodge #2, as well as the Scottish Rites and Shriners, and Order of the Eastern Star Nacogdoches Chapter #428, where he was a Past Patron.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pearl Meador, to whom he was married June 7, 1958; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Stacey Meador; grandson, Chase Meador; and a granddaughter, Maci Meador.

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Benny F. Lewis and Bro. Neal Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Bob Free, Gerald Hebert, John Schoenrock, Tom Rohsner, Travis Chandler, David Shipley, Alex Miller, and Wallace Sprayberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Hank Curbow and Deep East Texas Electric Co-op board of directors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online guestbook posted and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


1/05/2012

Ruby Grace Samford McMinn, age 95 of Paxton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Visitation will be prior to the graveside service starting at 10:00 a.m. at Ramah Cemetery.

Ruby Grace McMinn was born August 7, 1916 to Allen & Rena (Wilson) Samford in the Paxton Community. She attended Edgewood High School in Paxton. She was a beautician in Henderson and then during the World War II war effort she moved to Houston and worked for Hughes Tool, where she met and married Hayward (Mac) McMinn on April 21, 1950. Following the war, she owned and operated the Boulevard Beauty Shop in Houston until her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors in her yard and growing vegetables and flowers. In her later years, she returned to Paxton to be near her nieces and nephews. In Houston she was an active member of the Covenant Methodist Church, and when she returned to Paxton, she returned to her childhood church, Paxton Methodist Church.

Mrs. McMinn was preceded in death by her parents, Allen & Rena Samford, her husband, Hayward “Mac” McMinn, sisters; Ruth Templin, Vina Spears, Mary Bachman & Dorothy Ping, and brother, Jeff Samford, Sr.

Mrs. McMinn is survived by nieces; Jean Bowlin and husband, Jimmy of Paxton, Kay Knight and husband, Joe of Woods Community, Dorothy Pannell and husband, Monte of Chillicothe,
Patty Vaughn and husband, Eddie of Plano, nephews; Robert Templin and wife, Daphne of Appleby, Tom Spears and wife, JoAnn of Lawton, OK, Jeff Samford, Jr. and wife, Karen of Plano, and Henry Samford and wife, Peggy of Plano. She is also survived by special friend,
Minnie Dee Smith and Special Caregiver, Sara Matinez of Center, and a loving extended family of great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paxton Methodist Church, 3295 US Hwy 84, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

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


Mrs. Pearlene Pemson, of Lufkin (58), passed away at Nacogdoches Medical Center on January 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, at 2:00pm. Interment will be in (Nigton) near Apple Springs, Texas.

Service information submitted by Hick's Mortuary, Center, Texas.


William (Bill) Clark, 82, of Joaquin, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Joaquin to Aaron & Stella Clark. Mr. Clark served in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin and Joaquin Lodge #856 in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joaquin Lodge #856.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Joan Watson and husband, Fred of Fredericksburg

Numerous cousins

A host of friends

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


Dan Dellinger, 77, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his residence after a sudden illness.

 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

He was born September 12, 1934 in Center, Texas to Lyle Lenard “Pete” and Mattie (McLendon) Dellinger. Dan was a graduate of Center High School, class of 1953. He worked at KDETduring his high years spinning records and learning about radio and engineering. He attended Panola Junior College for 2 years, Centenary College for 1 year during which he work at KSLA TV. He then went to the University of Arizona for 2 years.

While at Panola he studied magic and put on many magician shows. He later joined the National Magician Society and entertained many groups with his slight of hand.

He was in the Air National Guard in Tucson, Arizona for 6 years and worked at KGUN TV station in Tucson for many years.

He moved to Shreveport, LA and worked at KTAL TV as an engineer for several years.

He moved to Center and was the original “Cable Guy”. He was Manager of Center Cable TV and was instrumental in installing all the cable around Center and San Augustine. He was Manager of the newly invented Eastex Mobile phone system and later became General Manager of KDET and the Cable Co.

He knew how to fix most everything, and was consultant to cable installers many years after he retired when they needed help in locating a problem.

He was elected and served two terms on the Center School Board of Trustees. He was President of Center Noon Lions Club.

In 1980, Dan and his sister, Dixie, planted their first of many Christmas trees and started a business that he enjoyed throughout his life.

He became President of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and while he was President, he enlisted the help of then Senator Bill Haley to pass a law that only Texas grown Christmas trees could be displayed in the Capitol rotunda and offices. That law still stands.

He was the Electrical Engineer for the First Baptist Church for nearly 30 years which involved getting the church services on Channel 2 for broadcasting.

Anyone who knew Dan would say that he was a good man. He helped his friends in any way he could. He was not a man to show anger. He loved to have fun and liked to play jokes on his friends. He loved going to have coffee with his buddies every morning and joking with them.

He also enjoyed his dogs and especially his dog, Robert Jr.

He is preceded in death by his Father, L.L. “Pete” Dellinger and the Mother of his children, Ruby Dellinger.

He is survived by:

Mother: Mattie Dellinger of Center

2 Daughters:
Denise Ann (Dellinger) Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Deborah Elizabeth (Dellinger) Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Grandsons:
Stephen Daniel Oates of Mesquite
David Allen Young of Nacogdoches

Sister: Dixie Lee Dellinger of Center

First Cousins:
Portia Payne Gaines & husband Bill of Center
Patricia Payne Brittian & husband, Charlie of Center
James Payne of Hemphill
Stan McLendon of Houston
Lou Nell McLendon Jones of Houston
Cindy McLendon
Special Friend
Ann Harmon of Center

In Lieu of flowers, Family Request that donations be made in memory of Dan Dellinger to First Baptist Church in Center, 117 Cora St, Center, Texas 75935

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


1/03/2012

Barbara Latimer, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dock Lazarine and Bro. David Long officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 26, 1943 in Joaquin to Hiram and Ruth (Cook) Howell. She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin. She worked as Tax Collector in Anderson County for 17 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Ruth Howell, Grandmother, Florida Cook, Brother, Richard Howell and Sister, Dorothy Anderson.

She is survived by:
Husband of 48 years:
Jack Latimer of Joaquin

2 Sons:
Tim Latimer of Joaquin
John Latimer of Palestine

Grandson: Ben Latimer of Logansport, LA

Brother: James Howell of Joaquin

Sister: Helen Brown of Longview

Special Friends: Mark & Emma Jean Cain of Davilla, Texas, Pat Lowe

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins& Friends

Pallbearers:
Buren Lowe, Larry Miller, Randy Bechtel, Tommy Brown, Norris Taylor, Ken Kay and Bobby Garrett

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


Reba Audrey Moore, 87, of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born October 9, 1924 in Nacogdoches County to David Washington Scogin and Mary Florence Little scogin She was affiliated with Brileytown Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home at 10 am with Bro Haskel Lunsford to officiate. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Henry D. Moore of Garrison

Sons:
Mark Moore and wife Debbie of Garrison
Weldon Moore and wife Debbie of North Carolina
Steven Moore and wife Rose Mary of San Antonia, TX

Daughter: Debbie Phillips and husband Bob of Arkansas

9 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren

Brothers:
James Wesley Scogin of Arlington, TX
Beamon Scogin of Huntington, TX
J.D. Scogin of Washington

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by parents, David & Mary Scogin; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice of East Texas.

Pallbearers:
Jessie Stokes, Alex Avlio, Jason Moss, Huey Hancock, Dan Philips, and Randy Stokes

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


1/02/2012

Ada Garrison, 91, of Garrison passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born October 18, 1921 in Bartlett, Texas to Alfred Tschoerner and Mary Hirschmann Tschoerner. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison and was a retired registered nurse.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Allen Garrison and wife Agnes of Liberty, Texas
Samuel Franklin (Trey) Garrison and wife Carolyn of Webster, Texas

Daughters:
Rita hester and husband mark of Pennington, Texas
Lila Fuller and husband Craig of Nacogdoches, Texas

Pallbearers will be Joe Tousha, Benjamin Hester, Samuel Hester, Denver Fuller, Eric Garrison, Drew Fuller, and Joseph Hester

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Huey P. Myers, 81, of Joaquin, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on October 21, 1930 to George E. Myers and Flora Kilpatrick Myers. In 1952, Mr. Myers enlisted in the United States Army. He later worked as a Foreman at E.L. Bryce Company, where he retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hensley, Charles Scott, Nathan Ragsdell, Wayne Wheeler, Michael Letterman, Christopher Johnson and Josh Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Old Home Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class.

He is survived by:
Wife, Omega Myers of Joaquin

Daughter, Debora Warren and husband, Billie of Queen City

Grandson, Marty Warren of Brazoria

Granddaughters:
Alyssa Warren of Brazoria
Isabella Warren of Brazoria
Ginna Letterman and husband, Michael of Genoa, Arkansas
Whitney Johnson and husband, Chris of Texarkana, Arkansas
Katylenn Letterman of Genoa, Arkansas

Sister, Lucille Fletcher of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Chanolette Myers of Salem, Missouri

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

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


1/01/2012

Martha Frances “Fannie” Hagler, 91, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating. Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 26, 1920 in Shelby County to parents, Lon and Margaret (Price) Smith. Fannie graduated from Center High School and she worked at Medico Pharmacy for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lon and Margaret Smith, Husband, Nevis Hagler, Son, Larry Hagler, Granddaughter, Lisa McGee, Sisters, Charlie Polk Smith and Gwendolyn “Baby Sister” Carlton.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Nevis “Nik” Hagler & wife, Susan of Pearland
Daughter-in-law:
Susan Hagler of Center
Grandson:
Keith Hagler of Center
Granddaughter:
Kim Lovelace & husband, Chris of Sugarland
Great Grandchildren:
Morgan & Lindsey McGee
Kayla & Cooper Lovelace
Nephew:
Lon Carlton & wife, Brenda of San Leon

In Lieu of Flowers, Family Requests that donations can be made to Green Acres Nursing Home, For the Benefit of the Residents, 501 Timpson St. Center, Texas 75935

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


Sherman Franklin Bailey, 79, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Dr. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating and Eulogy by Grandson, Wil McFarland. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1932 in Shelby County to parents, Winston and Alice (Miller) Bailey. He graduated from Center High School and he served in US Army during the Korean War. He was a local builder in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Clever Creek Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and song leader for many years.

Mr. Bailey is preceded in death by his parents, W.I. & Alice Bailey and his brother, Herman Bailey.

He is survived by:
Wife of 54 years, Billie Enmon Bailey of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuck” & Kathy Bailey of Center

Daughter & Son-in-law, Darla & Spencer McFarland of Center

Grandchildren:
Lilia McFarland, Alex McFarland and Wil McFarland
Lauren Bailey Jackson & husband, Kase
Winston Bailey
Ginger Garrett & husband, Luke
Toby Robertson & wife, Melissa

Great Grandchildren:
Reagan Raines
Ally, Lauren & Whitney Garrett
Savannah & Lexi Robertson

Brothers & Sisters-in-law:
Don Bailey & wife, Doris of Martinsville
Calvin Bailey & wife, Sylvia of Kirbyville

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Vivian McGee & husband, A.C. of Center

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Mary Jo & Harold Baty of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

The family would like to thank the caregivers for their loving care during Sherman illness.

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

12/31/2011

A memorial service for Mrs. Denys Willene Nimri, age 61, of Center, TX formerly of Carthage, TX, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Puryear officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service. Mrs. Nimri passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Center.

Denys Willene Cryer Nimri was born on Feb. 20, 1950, in Pasadena, TX to William F. and Aline Campbell Cryer. She graduated from Pasadena High School with the class of 1968. Mrs. Nimri attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall and the University of Texas at Arlington. She had a love for writing. Mrs. Nimri worked as a receptionist until her retirement. She had lived in Center for the past two years, moving there from Carthage. Mrs. Nimri was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Mrs. Nimri is survived by her father, William F. Cryer of Carthage; one son, James Nimri of Fort Worth; one daughter, Nadia Martin of Hurst; and three grandchildren, Robert Martin of Hurst and Austin and Barrett Nimri of Ft. Worth.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


12/30/2011

Zettie Marie Barnett, 80, of Center, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born in Center on June 10, 1931 to Henry David Spells and Minnie Ola Fletcher Spells. At the age of 55, she attended beauty school. Mrs. Barnett was the President of Ladies Saddle Club and a member of Church of Christ in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Eaves, Jay Williams, Ronny Williams, Randy Eaves, Stephen Williams, Shade Williams, Stan Jones and George Eaves.

She is survived by:
Husband, Robert Barnett of Center

Daughters:
Wanda Jones and husband, Stanley of Center
Carolyn Knapp and husband, Richard of Oregon

Son, Michael Barnett and wife, Ursula of Idaho

Grandchildren:
Melissa Carlino and husband, Matthew
Kevin Barnett and wife, Jennifer

Great Grandchild, Malachi Carlino

Sisters:
Norbell Holt of Center
Lee Ola Eaves of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Henry David & Minnie Ola Fletcher
Brothers, John B. Spells, Walter Spells, Henry David Spells, Billy Spells and James Spells
Sister, Cora McSwain

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


12/29/2011

A celebration of life service will be held for James Albert Curry (62), Friday, December 30, 2011, 10:30 am, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in the Bethel Community, Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Reverend Dean Register, pastor or Shiloh United Methodist Church. The family will meet with friends, Thursday, December 29, 2011, 5:00-8:00pm, at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport.

James was born October 22, 1949 in Logansport, to Blanchard L. and Nina Barlow Curry. He passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, peacefully at the Pine Grove Nursing Home, which had been his home for the past 20 years.

While at the home, he became a friend to everyone there. He loved people and quickly connected with anyone that he met. One of his great interest, was country music. Many music stars would call him , just to say hello, when they were near the area. This was encouraged through his dear friend, Frankie DeSoto. Since the days of Terry Bradshaw as quarterback, James has not missed a “Steeler” game. He was entertained hours by the game of “Skip-Bo” and watching “Wheel of Fortune”. He enjoyed spending time, while sharing his room, with Rodney. James was an awesome man that was loved, and will be missed by all who ever had the privilege of knowing him.

James was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Helen Evans.

Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Sarah Alford and husband, Johnny, of Logansport; brother Blanchard (B.L.) Curry and wife, Susie, of Rio Hondo, TX; and a special sister, Yoon Sun Briggs and husband, Jack; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; other extended family members and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Mark Alford, Greg Alford, Chase Alford, Anthony Lodestro, Jonathon Rushton, James Curry, Allen Curry and Jimmy Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be, Kenneth Harvey, Frankie DeSoto, Jeremy Curry and Ronald Register.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport, Louisiana.


12/28/2011

Norwood O. Lowery’s life on earth ended as his new journey in heaven began on December 25, 2011. He was 85 years old. Norwood served in World War II as a member of the United States Navy in the Pacific. He loved the Texas oilfield and specialized in International Oilfield Sales. In 1964, he moved his young family to Libya and became a member of the international N.O.M.A.D organization. He was proud to be a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. Norwood was also a member of First United Methodist Church Pasadena. He loved to paint woodwork and spend time creating his “little house.” He was especially proud of his wooden Texas flags; one of which is displayed in a Texas courtroom. He was referred to as “Big Bird” by his grandchildren and all who knew and loved him.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Shelbyville Cemetery, 7 miles south of Center, Texas.

He is survived by:
Wife, Pat Middleton Lowery

Daughters:
Kelly Sullivan and husband, Ted
Patty Galvan and husband, Donald

Grandchildren:
Ashley Sullivan Sweny and husband, Jason
Austin Sullivan
Allison Sullivan
Jordyn Hacker
Jennifer Hacker
Jillian Hacker

Brother, Bruce B. Lowery

Sisters-in-law:
Yvonne Lovelady
Beth Durrett Lowery

Nieces:
Leslie Joilssant
Mary Nordberg
Newphew, J.D. Lovelady

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arthur Lowery and Robena McLaughlin Sherman
Brother, Gordon H. Lowery
Mother and Father-in-law, Dick and Ione Middleton
Brother-in-law, Jack Lovelady

Special thanks to the people of Parson’s House Assisted Living for their loving care.


12/27/2011

Herbert A. Elliott, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr, Bro. James Shofner and Bro. Scott Jones officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 2, 1917 in Shelby County to Willis and Bama (Taylor) Elliott. He served in the US Army. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willis & Bama Elliott, Granddaughter, Farrah Jackson, Great Grandson, Jacob Hughes, Brother, Pate Elliott, Sister, Connie Hendricks, Brother-in-law, Bowser Hendricks and Brother-in-law, Cleveland Anderson.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville

Son:
Wayne Elliott & wife, Carolyn of Shelbyville

Daughter:
Patricia Jackson & husband, Jimmy of Shelbyville

Son:
Aubrey Gene “A.G.” Elliott of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
James Elliott & wife, Terrie of Center
Jan Windham & husband, Kyle of Shelbyville
Bridget Hughes & husband, Lance of Timpson
Charles Elliott & wife, Mandi of Carthage
Stephen Elliott & wife, Tracie of Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Konner Windham
Holly Hughes
Emilee Elliott
Hunter, Tanner & Physher Elliot
Clayton Elliot
Emma Samford
Blaine Tomlin

Sister-in-law:
Mavis Elliot of Huxley

Sister-in-law:
Shirley Anderson of Corpus Christi

Pallbearers:
Prentice Hendricks, Verbon Hendricks, Puncho Elliott, Jimmy Lout, Lynn Raymond and Don Jackson

Honorary Pallbearers:
James Shofner, Ronnie Jacobs, Jake Jacobs, Al Lout, J.C. Vaughn and Joe McCary

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


Jerri Hendricks Campbell, 68, of Center, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Hillside Plaza Nursing Home in Wells, Texas. She was born on August 17, 1943 in Huxley to Matthew Hendricks and Arlie Vae Brittain Hendricks. Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Kenneth Campbell, Sr. of Center

Son, Kenneth Campbell, Jr. and wife, Karen of Center

Grandsons:
Kenneth Campbell III of Center
Jesse Campbell of Center

Numerous cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents and Siblings

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


12/26/2011

Peggy Hutcherson, 76, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Peggy Joyce Wicker was born on September 25, 1935 to Lewis and Addie Wicker. She made her first significant mark in this world by weighing a whopping thirteen pounds. Peggy spent her life in Center, Texas, graduating from Center High School in 1953. She continued her education and graduated from Massey Business College. In October, 1955 she married Charles “Hutch” Hutcherson. They were married for 56 wonderful years. To this happy marriage three daughters were born, Jayne, Penny and Lizann. Their first child, Jayne (Little Bit), in no way outdid her mother, by weighing only 3 lbs. 2 oz. Peggy devoted her life to her family. She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for herself and her girls. She made doll clothes for “Little Bit” to wear, Penny’s cheerleading uniforms and wedding dresses for both Lizann and Penny. This was a talent she continued to share for many years. Along with being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Peggy kept a full time job outside the home. She worked as a bookkeeper at Menefee Motors/Construction Company for 30 years. In 1993 she went to work for Judge Dock Watson as his secretary. She took great pride in being a lifelong resident of Shelby County and was instrumental in raising funds to restore the historical 1895 Shelby County Courthouse. One of the many projects she accomplished was the planning and fundraising efforts to complete the brick sidewalk on the inside of the Center Square. The accomplishment she was most proud of was counting the bricks on the Shelby County Courthouse. Peggy always gave credit to Mattie Dillenger, by saying, “Mattie always taught her everything she ever knew about the history of Shelby County.” Peggy dearly loved her family and friends and all the residents of Shelby County. She and Hutch continued to support the Center Rough Riders throughout the years. Whether they attended or not, there wasn’t a season that went by that they didn’t collect their “senior citizen” football passes. There was a certain “hometown-pride” in having those passes in their possession. Most people will remember her by her laughter, her ability to talk to anyone, and her never-ending “spunk.” In 2011 when Peggy’s health failed and she required assistance at her home, God sent us Lisa. Lisa loved and nurtured Peggy and became a part of our family. Words cannot express the gratitude our family has for Lisa and her family. She walked into our home with a smile on her face, and each day when she left it was with a smile on her face and an “I love you, Mrs. Peggy.” Peggy will be missed by many, but none will miss her more than Hutch and her three girls. In the way she always said it, we are saying it now… “Thank you, thank you, ver-ver much”, mama, for the love and cherished memories you have left with us. You will always be in our hearts. Hutch, Jayne, Penny and Lizann

She is survived by:
Husband:
Charles “Hutch” Hutcherson of Center

3 Daughters:
Jayne Crain of Center
Penny Lynch & husband, Ronny of Center
Lizann Burke of Center

Grandchildren:
Brant Bridges & wife, Michelle; Mindy Henson & husband, Jake; C.J. Goings & wife, Jessica; Nathan Lynch & wife, Beth

Great Grandchildren:
Samantha Bridges, Cale Henson, Brookelynn Bridges, Connor Henson, Haleigh Grace Lynch, Peyton Bridges,
Jaxon Goings, Bryleigh Faith Lynch, Colbeigh Bridges and Cullen Henson

Special Caregiver:
Lisa Ingram

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
George & Donna Hutcherson of Hallsville

Pallbearers:
Ray Jones, Kevin Jones, J.W. Adams, Jamie Payne, Mack O’Rear, Edgar Sanders, Luke Motley and Roy Blackshear

Honorary Pallbearers:
Tim Wulf, Brant Bridges, Ronny Lynch, Nathan Lynch, CJ Goings, Jake Henson, Gilbert Curtis, Willie Eberenz and Devon Jacobs

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lewis & Addie Wicker, Granddaughter, Samantha Joyce Goings and 2 Sons-in-law, Mike Burke and Roy Crain.

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


Violet Ford, 80, of Center, passed away, Saturday December 24, 2011 in Center. She was born December 8, 1931 in Troup to Rayford Duke and Ollie Mae Melton Duke. Mrs. Ford was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center and taught Sunday school there for a number of years.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Monday, December 26, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:
Husband, Buster Ford of Center

Sons; David Lynn Weaver of Center
Danny Weaver and wife Leonada of Center
Don Weaver of Center
Jackie Wayne Ford and wife Terry of Center
Tim Ford and wife Kaye of Center
Rick Ford and wife Teresa of center
Phillip Ford and wife Lori of Center

Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Sister, Becky Wiggins and husband Billy of Nacogdoches

A number of other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Rayford and Ollie Mae Duke

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 901 Southview Circle. Center, Texas 75935

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


12/24/2011

Funeral services honoring the life of Audrey J. (A.J.) Boyett (72) were held, Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Officiating was, Bro. Joe Walker, pastor of Logan Baptist Church and Bro. Eric Garrett, pastor of Greenville United Pentecostal Church. A visitation was held Friday, December 23, 2011 at the funeral home. Mr. Boyett was buried in O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport.

A.J was born May 16, 1939, in San Augustine, TX, to Johnny H. and Audrey Barnett Boyett. He passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones.

A.J. worked with Georgia-Pacific Plywood Company and later retired as purchasing agent with Louisiana-Pacific Plywood Company. Before that, he worked many years at Center Hatchery and Farms. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Caraway’s in Logansport, part time. He was a very active man that enjoyed and loved his family. His pastime was spent working with his cows. He will remain in the hearts of all that knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Johnny Boyett, grandchildren, Danielle and Bradley Boyett.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Ruth Santos Boyett; son, Tommy Boyett and wife, Ann of Joaquin, TX; daughter, Becky Rogers and husband, Carl of Center, TX; grandchildren, Jeremy Boyett and wife, SueSue, Justin Boyett and, Katie, Matt Rogers and Thresa of Gary, TX, Chloe Rogers of Center, TX and Joe Rogers of Center, TX.; great-grandchildren, Lisa Garrett, Levi Manalli, Ainsley Boyett, Raegan Ridgway and J.P. Woods; extended family members and many friends.

Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home


12/23/2011

Deva Ray Mason, 83, of Joaquin, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born in Joaquin on January 14, 1928 to Raymond R. Smith and Pearl Thorn Smith. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Mason was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside Services will be held at 12:30 pm on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Husband: Bill Mason of Joaquin

Daughter:
Joyce Cox of Joaquin

Son: Bill Mason Jr. and wife, Stacy of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Larry Cox and wife, Cassie
David Windham and wife, Leslie
Zach, Adam and Molly Mason

Great Grandchildren:
Nikki Cox, Jacob Cox, Lane Bates, Trace Windham

Sisters:
Dessie Kale of Joaquin
Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Raymond Smith and wife, Bertha
Mother, Pearl Thorn Smith
Sister, Doyce Kerr
Brothers, Daniel Rance Smith and Jack Spencer Smith

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


12/22/2011

Juanita T. Spears, age 83, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Mr. Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 9, 1928 in Center, Texas to parents, Lenox Ray & Verna (Wilson) Mills.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Barbara Surette of Houston, TX
Sons: Jeffrey Scott Spears & wife, Jackie of Katy
Travis Spears of Sugarland

Great Grandchildren: Zachary Spears and Justin Spears

Sister and Brother-in-law: Geneva & Fairy Graves of Center

Brothers: James Ray & Ann Mills of Wichita Falls
Carroll Dale & Rena Mills of Mountain Home, Idaho

She is preceded in death by her parents; Lenox Ray & Verna Mills, her husband; Ralph O. Spears and her son-in-law; Ferrell Gene Surette.

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


James “J.M. Cudge” Peace, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at his residence.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marlon Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 18, 1932 in Shelby County to Booth and Mae (Patterson) Peace. He worked as a lineman for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Booth and Mae Peace, Daughter-in-law, Donna Peace, Brother, Reynold Dean “Bully” Peace and Sister, Lilly Mae “Lil” Hughes.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Wanda Peace of Center

Son:
Randall Peace of Center

Grandchildren:
Tarah Peace & Fiancé, Jason Rudisill of Nacogdoches
Reagan Peace Link & husband, Kevin of Center
Hilary Peace of Center
Nathan Peace of Center

Great Grandson:
Braxton Lee Rudisill of Nacogdoches

Brother:
Monk Peace & wife, Pat of Center

Sister:
Barbara Wilson & husband, Carroll of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host of Family and Friends

Pallbearers:
John Herrington, Jackie Hughes, Kevin Link, Roy Peace, Nathan Peace, J.B. Raymond and Shane Ray

Honorary Pallbearers: Butch Adams, D.H. Parker, Jack Lout and Kenneth Hardy

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


Gordon David Kirkwood, 70, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. He was born in Houston on November 1, 1941 to Robert Lewis Kirkwood and Jesse Ruth Gore Kirkwood. Mr. Kirkwood served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Summer Duggar of Cypress

Sons:
Gordon Parko of Cody, Wyoming
Michael Beckum of Pearland

Eight Grandchildren

Sister, Patricia K. Crawford and husband, Don of Center

Brothers:
Robert Lewis Kirkwood, Jr. of Hondo
William Roy Kirkwood and wife, Mary of San Antonio

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Robert Lewis Kirkwood and Jesse Ruth Gore Kirkwood

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


12/20/2011

Funeral services for Howard Keefer Fory, Jr., 89, of Longview, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2011, in Centre Presbyterian Church, Longview, with Rev. John Woodard officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Mr. Fory passed away December 20, 2011, in Longview.

Born December 11, 1922, in Big Sandy, Texas, Howard Fory, Jr., was the son of the late Howard K. Fory, Sr. and Nettie (Wilson) Fory. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Howard received an Associate’s Degree from Kilgore Jr. College, and he and Nell Sue Mauldin were married July 11, 1950, in the First Christian Church, Longview.

Howard was a member of New Salem Masonic Lodge #87 for 60 years, a former member of Cherokee Country Golf Club, and a member of Centre Presbyterian Church, Longview. He retired from Amoco Pipe Line Company after 35 years of employment.

Survivors include his three children Gina Anderson and husband Raymond, Nanci Bassett, and Robert Fory and wife Carol. Also left behind are seven grandchildren: Nathan Eubank, Jason Eubank, Seth Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Brandon Baker, Lacy Turney, and Beau Bassett; four great grandchildren: Noah Turney, Madison Eubank, Bailey Eubank, and Logan Turney; and sister-in-law Fran Fory.

In addition to his parents, Howard Fory, Jr. was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nell (Mauldin) Fory and brother Frank Fory.

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


Jean D. Minor, age 77 of Center, TX, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Graveside service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Short Cemetery with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating.

Mrs. Minor was born July 31, 1934 in Houston, TX to parents, Willard Emory & Willie (Townley) Dehart. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, L.E. “Ed” Minor. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center.

She is survived by:
Sister, Dorothy Scrutchin of Houston, TX
Sister-in-law, Margaret Dehart of Center, TX

Nieces and Nephews

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


12/19/2011

Joe Andrews, 73, of Keatchie, LA, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Life Care Main in Shreveport, LA after a brief illness.

Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Gloster Baptist Church in Gloster, LA with Bro. Ron McClellan officiating. Remains will be buried at Gloster Trinity Cemetery.

He was born April 10, 1938 in El Dorado, Ark to Joseph Calvin and Edna Verline (Porter) Andrews. He worked for Western Electric which later became AT &T for 12 years. He was a member of Gloster Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and he was a member of NRA. His hobbies include reading his bible daily, working on guns and he loaded ammunition and shooting at the range. He was mason and a member of the Blue Keithville Lodge. He served in the US Army Reserves for 6 months.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Calvin and Edna Verline (Porter) Andrews.

He is survived by:

Wife: Pam Andrews of Keatchie, LA

Brother: Paul Andrews & wife, Tammie of Denham Springs, LA

Sister: Carol Andrews Murphy & husband, Joe Frank of Orangeburg, SC

Children:
Julie & Kevin Betts of Mt. Ida, Ark.
William Andrews of Leesville, LA

2 Grandchildren:
Tyler & Brandy Betts of Mt. Ida, Ark
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Inga Barnes Johnson, born September 16, 1939 in Houston Tx to the union of Bishop and Vera Sullivan, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on December 14, 2011. Inga spent a life time in serving others in the food industry. She was a member of South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas. Many will remember her from her time at the Monument Inn. Inga was preceded in death by her parents, sister Peggy Herring and husband Robert D. Barnes.

She is survived by children, Denise Walters and Brad of Pasadena, Vera Holmes and Samuel of Spring, and Donald Barnes and Catherine of Kansas City, MO. Inga is also survived by grandchildren, Tara, Robert and Casey Barnes, Chelsea, Zachary and Quentin Walters, and Katelyn and Sarah Holmes. Left to grieve also will be sister Brenda Rowan and husband Glen “ Bubba” . Inga is also survived by legal spouse Dale Johnson. Visitation will be at Rosewood Funeral Home 3939 Pasadena Blvd. on Friday Evening, December 16, 2011 from 5-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Rosewood Funeral Home on Saturday Morning, December 17th at 11 am. Final Interment will be in Nacogdoches on Monday, December 19 at 1 PM in Sunset Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewood.cc.

Services are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home of Pasadena, Texas.


12/18/2011

Graveside services for Mrs. Melba Elene Barnett, age 79, of the Logan Community, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Smith Cemetery with Pastor Carla Reed officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. at 424 Pecan St., Center, TX 75935, and proceed to the cemetery. Mrs. Barnett passed away on Saturday night, Dec. 17, 2011, in Nacogdoches.

Melba Elene Hallmark Barnett was born on Sept. 10, 1932, in Tishomingo, OK to James Edward and Susan Safrona Cooksey Hallmark. She was a homemaker and had lived in the Center area for 5 years, coming from the Logan Community. Mrs. Barnett was preceeded in death by her parents, her husbands, Ramon Fry and Denson Barnett, one daughter Jan Lee, and three brothers Herman Hallmark, Arlin Hallmark, and Elbert Ray Hallmark, and one sister, Pauline Wilson.

Mrs. Barnett is survived by ten daughters, Sue Hargrove of Nacogdoches, TX, Sharon Kabrich of Porter, TX, Janene Walker of Shelbyville, TX, Valerie Pina of Kingwood, TX, Lana Millwood of Longview, TX, Judy Cook of El Salvador, Pat Coots of Little Rock, AR, Peaches Hearn of Diane, TX, June Edwards of Longview, TX, and Denise Lang of Chandler, TX; three brothers, Jack Hallmark of Oklahoma City, OK, Joe Hallmark of Austin, TX, and Jim Hallmark of Stonewall, OK; one sister, Linda Ainsworth of Ada, OK; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends also survive Mrs. Barnett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Library at 619 Tenaha St., Center, TX.

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


12/16/2011

Wanda Elaine (Milford) Clay went to be with the Lord December 16, 2011. She was born in Timpson, TX, April 23, 1932, to Simmie and Thelma (Bussey) Milford. Wanda was 79 years of age.

Wanda graduated from Timpson High School in 1950. She then worked for Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator in her younger years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She taught Sunday School for many years, she loved the Lord, and was of Baptist faith. She was a people person, loved to talk and never met a stranger.

Wanda Clay was preceded in death by her parents Simmie and Thelma (Bussey) Milford, two brothers Kenneth Paul Milford and Damon Earl Milford, and one son Gerry Michael Clay.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harold Clay of Lake Jackson, TX; son Jeffery Clay of Lake Jackson; daughters Debbie Klatt and Lisa Chapman, both of Lake Jackson; sister Sue Milford Belflower and husband Steve of Laneville, TX; daughter-in-law Belinda Clay of Loganville, GA; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

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


Avis Elliott, 87 of Garrison, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born June 16, 1924 in Center, Texas to Eli Fults and Sallie Wilkerson Fults. She was a member of the First Assembly Church of Timpson, Texas.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 6pm - 8pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Garrison Funeral Home Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2pm with Bro. Jackie Harris of Beckville, Texas officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk Co., Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
J.C. Elliott of Bastrop, Texas
Homer Elliott and wife, Kyle of Pasadena, Texas
Gilbert Elliott of Garrison, Texas

Daughter: Sally Courtney of Beckville, Texas

Preceded in death by husband, Grady Elliott, parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Daniel Lamb, (75) of Kennard will be Sunday, December 18, 2011. Mrs. Lamb died on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services will be held at Bethel CME Church in Kennard, Texas; Rev. C.L Richards will be officiating.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Steven Lamb, Jr., brother, Mr. Billy Daniel, and sister, Loretta Richards.


12/15/2011

Funeral service for Mr. Gregory Mack Luman, 49, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. at Laird Funeral Home with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery near Center, Texas.

Mr. Luman was born on February 8, 1962, in Center, Texas to Doyle and Billie Frances Porter Luman. He passed away on December 15, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Greg graduated from Center High School in 1980 and had attended Tyler and Panola Junior College. Greg was a huge sports fan. He loved the Texas Longhorns and had a love-hate relationship with the Dallas Cowboys. He liked attending live events, having traveled many miles to games all over the state. Greg had worked as a pre-arranged funeral salesmen since 1996 and had owned his own used car business during this time period.

He loved playing golf, working in the yard and gardening. He played baseball in school and had liked to fish. Greg was a wonderful man. He was always thoughtful of others and was always kind. He kept in touch with everyone, imparting his wisdom and sharing funny stories through email and in person. He was a wonderful son, brother and friend and so many people will miss his smiling face.

Greg is survived by his parents, Doyle and Billie Luman and one sister, Selina Luman all of Nacogdoches; as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and other extended family and great friends.

Pallbearers will be Chris Gates, Mike McCoy, Roy Blackshear, Greg Hoppe, Jeff Warr and Glen Cordray.

Honorary pallbearers will be Suzanne Gates, Lisa Boles McAdams, Lisa Hughes and Gregory Hoppe.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 18, 2011, from 3-6 pm at Laird Funeral Home.

To offer condolence or to sign an online register book please log onto www.lairdfh.net.

Laird Funeral Home


Gilbert Link, 75, of Center, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Tennessee Colony, Texas on May 25, 1936 to Otha Link and Lydia Fischer Link. Mr. Link was employed by Ralston Purina for many years. He was the founder of Shelby LP Gas and was later employed by Gas Tex. Mr. Link worked as a poultry grower and cattle rancher. He owned and operated Link Charolais in Center. Mr. Link was a member of Christian Church of Tennessee Colony.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Link Family Cemetery in Palestine with Bro. Sam Wheeler presiding.

Pallbearers will be Danny Link, Rick Link, Steve Kirby, Greg Rampy, Jerry Nutt and Mike Wilburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Boo Kline, Clyde Adams, P.O. Samples, James Campbell, Murray Matthews, Kenneth Yarbrough, and G.W. Strong.

He is survived by:
Wife, of 53 years, Odessa Hightower Link of Center

Son, Keith Link of Center

Daughter, Jolene Link Burns of Katy

Four Grandchildren:
Chris Link and Haley of Center
Kevin Link and Reagan of Center
Heather Burns of Katy
John Burns of Katy

Great Grandson, Sutton Link of Center

Two Sisters:
Mary Nell Kirby of Jacksonville
Sandra Ham and husband, Mark of Tennessee Colony

Sister-in-law, Gina Link Gingrich and husband, Bob of Palestine

Five Nephews

One Niece

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Otha & Lydia Link
Brother, Daniel Link

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gilbert Link Memorial Scholarship Fund at Shelby Savings Bank, 111 Selma Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


12/14/2011

James (J.E.) Dean, 73, of Shelbyville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. He was born in Shelbyville on March 11, 1938 to Emmitt Dean and Ima Cummings Dean. J.E. was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great friend. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Del Pate officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Chambliss, Brant Graves, Cody Lewis, Tony Denby, Keith Jefferson and Robert Amburn. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lindley and Jerrell Goings.

He is survived by:
Wife, Sherry Dean of Shelbyville

Daughter, Debbie Gilchrist and husband, Scott of Shelbyville

Son, Clint Tanner and wife, Thea of Center

Grandson, Aaron Gilchrist of Shelbyville

Granddaughter, Beth Tanner of Center

Four Step Grandchildren

Four Step Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Lois Weeks of Houston
Pearl Jefferson of Bossier City, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Patricia Dean Permenter of Shelbyville
Joyce Singleton and husband, George of Tyler
Jolynn Lewis of Shreveport, Louisiana

Brother-in-law, David Graves and wife, Tina of Logansport, Louisiana

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Emmit and Ima Cummings Dean
One Brother, Clinton Lee Dean

We are so thankful for the blessing you have been in our lives. You are the “Greatest Poppa!” I love you Aaron "Little Bit". Thank you for taking care of us. Love, Debbie & Clint

Memorials may be made to New Harmony MBC building fund (New Harmony MBC, 390 CR 2816, Shelbyville, TX 75973)
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


12/12/2011

Funeral services for Cecil Edward Denison, 56, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, in Munnerlyn Chapel Cemetery, Mira, LA. Mr. Denison passed away December 10, 2011, in Hope, AR.

Born January 01, 1955, in Shreveport, LA, Cecil Denison was the son of the late Billy Sanders Denison and Annie Belle (Adcock) Denison. He was a graduate of North Caddo High School in Vivian, LA. Mr. Denison was a welding inspector for Center Point Energy and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. Cecil and Nancy Decker Stephens were married August 19, 2006, in Timpson.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Denison of Timpson; mother Annie Bell Denison of Mira, LA; brother Billy Denison and wife Theresa of Avinger, TX; sister Nina Dickerson and husband Greg of DeBerry, TX; daughter Anna Austin and husband Brad of Vivian, LA; stepson Andy Stephens and wife Jody of Timpson; stepdaughter Emily Jordan and husband Bill of Greenwood, AR; grandchildren: Landry Kate Austin; Hayden and Nathan Jordan; Allysha, Jamie, and Xander Stephens; and “granddaughter” Gretta Oliver.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, December 12, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Don M. Caraway, age 77 of Hemphill, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Don was born March 1, 1934 in Homer, Louisiana to, Mr. and Mrs. O’Don Caraway. He graduated from the University of Houston. He played professional football for the New York Giants for many years. He also worked as an Electrical Engineer for Allstates Engineer. He moved to Canada for many years during his football career and later returned to his home in Hemphill until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Caraway of Hemphill and numerous other family members and friends.

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


12/10/2011

Sue Wilson Keele, 70, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 23, 1941 in Houston, Texas to Robert Lee and Edith (Drye) Wilson. She attended Shelbyville School. She retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors after 23 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death Parents, Robert & Edith Wilson, 2 Sons, Raymond Danieal Keele & Marlon Anthony “Tony” Keele, Brothers, Marcus Wilson, Wallace Wilson & Virgil Wilson and Sisters, Norma Metcalf, Geraldine Nysewander, Freda Ford & Shirley Allums.

She is survived:
Daughters:
Vonda Black & husband, Bill of Carthage
Kathryn Langston & husband, Andy of Corrigan

Sons:
Randall Keith Keele & wife, Valerie of Tenaha
Troy Danieal Keele of Center

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers:
Robert “Bob” Wilson & wife, Nancy of Blairesville, GA
Samuel “Sam” Wilson & wife, Brenda of Albuquerque, NM

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Pallbearers: Matthew Stanley, Mark Stanley, Therrin Keele, Taylor Keele, Tyler Keele & Ryan Keele

Honorary Pallbearers: Duncan Langston, Justin McGuire, Brandon Jones, Tony Black & Marty Black

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


12/09/2011

Austin Laine McGee, 9, Brandon William Reiter, 6, and Shaina Lee Reiter, 4, of Broaddus passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in San Augustine, Texas. Austin was born June 27, 2002, Brandon was born November 18, 2005, and Shaina was born March 10, 2007.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus from 5pm - 8pm. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 12, 2011 at 2pm at Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas with Bro. Don Lofton and Bro. Wade Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

They are survived by parents Brad Reiter and Crystal McGee Reiter of Broaddus, Texas.

Grandparents: Rusty and Betsy Reiter of San Augustine; James and Loretta Graybill of Broaddus, Texas

Uncles: Keith and Diane Reiter of Arcadia, Jacob Graybill of Broaddus

Great grandparents: Buddy and Johnnie Kirkland of Lufkin, Texas

Close cousins: Dariane and Brittany Hutto, Hope and Haelee Modisett

They were preceded in death by their grandfather Nolan McGee, Uncle Nolan Shelton McGee Jr; Great-grandparents Homer and Lena McGee, Henry and Roberta Fettler; Walland and Vivian Reiter.

Online obituary and Condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.
Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas


12/08/2011

Enid Laverne Bittick Folsom, 77, of Center, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born on February 15, 1934 in Center to John Buren Bittick and Arlivia Langford Bittick. Mrs. Folsom loved spending time with her family, fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Lightfoot, Mark Clark, Garry Clark, Joseph Andrews, Cody Folsom and Landon Windham.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Rhonda Hite and husband, David of Houston
Robin Folsom Andrews of Center

Sons:
Wayne Folsom and wife, Ruthie of Center
Gene Folsom of Center

Grandchildren:
Shelly Hite Bennett
Cody Folsom
Jenifer Williams and husband, Sterlin
Casie Windham and husband, Landon
Joseph Andrews
Misty Johnston and husband, Shaun
David Rohrenback
Michael Dean

Great Grandchildren:
Rebecca Iselt
Bryce Johnston
Haley Johnston
Sadie Rohrenback
Otto Rohrenback
Austin Williams
Savana Williams
Gracie Dean

Sister, Marie Ross and husband, Gene of Texarkana

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John Buren and Arlivia Langford Bittick
Husband, Kenneth Doyle Folsom
Brothers, Weldon Bittick and Dale Bittick
Sister, Edna Bittick Lightfoot
Granddaughter, Katie Folsom Dean

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


12/05/2011

Jessie Salter, 92, of Village Mills formerly of Shelby County, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at his residence.

Services will 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with his two sons, Quinn Salter and Ron Salter officiating. Military Graveside will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 13, 1919 in Grigsby to parents, Rubin Richard and Stellar (Fults) Salter. He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He worked Chance Vought Aircraft for 29 years where he was a Quality Control Inspector. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Rubin and Stellar Salter and Daughter, Freida.

He is survived by:

Son: Quinn Salter & wife, Crystal of Village Mills
Son: Ron Salter & wife, Carmen of Duncanville

Daughter: Jessie Smith of Center

Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Mavis Hix and Lenny Coolbaugh of Commanche, Texas

Numerous Cousins and Friends

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


Funeral services for Alexander Martin Sonier, 81, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Sonier passed away December 4, 2011, in Timpson. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born August 04, 1930, in Beaumont, TX, Alexander Martin Sonier was the son of the late Moise and Bertha (Brown) Sonier. Mr. Sonier retired from the U.S. Navy after serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and then retired from Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Janie Sonier of Timpson; son James Sonier of Jacksonville, FL; daughters Sheila Adams of Garden Grove, CA, Anne Sonier, Lydia Sonier, and Robin Wells, all of Houston; step-daughter Debra Merrick of Houston; sister Evelyn Thompson of Lubbock, TX; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 6 step grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Alexander Sonier was preceded in death by his brother Olin Sonier and sisters Anitha Hitchcock and Lois Jolin.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


12/02/2011

Mary Lynn Raybourn, 87, of Tenaha, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Houston. She was born on January 21, 1924 in Gary, to Aaron Thomas and Jane Cox Thomas. Mary loved gardening, riding horses and country life.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at Ramah Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Terri Raybourn of Houst

Son, Scott Bowlin of Dallas

Sister, Ollie Mae Mensi of Willis

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Aaron and Jane Thomas
Son, Michael Lynn Bowlin

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


12/01/2011

Rubye Lee King, 85, of Center, TX passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at her son's home in Johnson City, TN. She was born in El Dorado, AK on January 30, 1926, a daughter of the late Horace Leo Mills and Beatrice Stephens Mills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall King, daughter, Sharron Hagler, sister, Jinnie Margaret Fleming and brother, L. Z. Mills.

Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She attended Center High School in Center, TX until her senior year when she moved to Houston, TX and graduated from San Jacinto High School. She is a member of St Marks Methodist Church. She was involved in square dancing and bowling and was a volunteer in a number of nursing homes and retirement homes in Houston and Pasadena TX. Her hobbies included fishing, art work, gardening, sewing and reading.

Rubye is survived by her son, Duane M King and wife Nancy of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren, Jason Adams and wife Lynn, Joshua King, Rachelle Bohanon, Rachel Allison King and Nicole King; great grandchildren, Christopher, Marshall, Garrett and Heaven Leigh Adams of South Carolina, Mallorie, William and Gavin Bohanon of Mobile, AL; and step-grandchildren Jamie Hagler and wife Holly and daughter Tristyn of Shelbyville, TX and Conda Kahlenevith and sons Casey and Denver of Center, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Shelby County Childrens Advocacy Center for abuse, 220 Field St, Center, TX

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

11/29/2011

Funeral services for Chester R. Davis, 75, of Lufkin will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bryan Lipscomb and Brother Marvin Best officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, November 30, 2011 at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born January 19, 1936 in Martinsville, Texas to the late Minnie Aline (King) and John Ervin Davis, and died Monday, November 28, 2011 at his residence.

A former resident of Center, Mr. Davis had resided in Lufkin since 1973. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1954-1960 and retired from Texas Foundries following 23 years of employment. Mr. Davis loved working with wood, fishing, and working in his yard. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ethelda “Scooter” Davis of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Jay “Randy” and Alicia Davis of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Randy Baggett of Mansfield, Arkansas and Jo and Dale Manthey of Kevin, Montana; adopted son and wife, Ronald and Glenda Ulrich of Pollok; five grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Alene Lewis; brothers, Earl Davis and Harvey Davis; and sister-in-law, Betty Davis.

Pallbearers will be Chad Stewart, Charles Warrick, Ron Ulrich, Earl Randolph, Danny Cook and Allen Lear.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mr. Davis’ Sunday School class at Providence Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4423 Ted Trout Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


11/28/2011

Danny Faulk, age 68 of Hot Springs Valley, Arkansas, and a previous resident of Rockwall, Texas, for 19 years, passed away on November 22, 2011. He was born August 9, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Aubrey Daniel & Louise (Holmes) Faulk. Danny worked as an electrical engineer for Oncor. He was a member of Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village and a former member of First Baptist Church of Rockwall.

Danny is survived by his wife; Candi Faulk of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; daughters: Alesha Seroczynski and husband Tom of Granger, Indiana, and Danise Faulk of Dallas, Texas; son: Damon Faulk and wife Kelly of Wylie, Texas; mother: Louise Worsham and husband Levis of Joaquin, Texas; brother: Terry Faulk and wife Myriam of Spring, Texas; and grandchildren: Tate, Timothy, Tyler, Andrea and Stephen. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, November 28, 2011 at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, prior to the service from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Balboa Baptist Church Disaster Relief Team, 415 Ponce De Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909, the American Cancer Society, PO Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356, Gideon’s International at www.gideons.org or to Arkansas Hospice, 628 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.


Andy Miller, 50, of Garrison, Texas passed away November 27, 2011 in Houston, Texas. He was born August 27, 1961 in Orange, Texas to Billy L. Miller and Donna Baker Miller. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Garrison. He worked for Krogers in maintenance.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10am at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Homer Murray and Dr. Gerald Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery Appleby, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Lydia Stanaland and husband Matthew of Garrison, TX

Mother: Donna Miller of Garrison, TX

Grandchildren: Aubrey, Kaclen, Kason & Haylen Stanaland

Sister: Tina Miller Sparkman of Wylie, TX

Niece: Bridget Miller of Tulsa, OK

Nephew: Jordan Sparkman of Wylie, TX

Aunt: Patsy Curtis of Garrison, TX

Uncle: Ron Baker of Apache Junction, AZ

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by father, Billy Miller and grandparents

Pallbearers: Buddy Reneau, Greg Sparkman, Allen Pack, Casey Bussa, Matthew Stanaland, Jordan Sparkman, Fred Carroll

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


Mrs. Johnnie Mae Hilton Whitescarver, 86, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Thursday, November 24, 2011, in San Augustine.

Johnnie was born to Verd Mae (Snellings) Hilton and John Robert Hilton on March 10, 1925, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was employed as a Bank Teller in the Banking Industry for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Augustine.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011, in the Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine County with Bro. Chet Hensley officiating. Cremation was chosen by the family.

Those who are left to survive her include: Sisters: Geraldine Van Shoubroek of Beaumont; and Mary Williams of Bossier City, Louisiana and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Whitescarver, and her son, Eddie Whitescarver, Jr., her parents, John and Vera Mae Hilton, her brothers, Ernest Hilton and Raymond Hilton, and her sisters, Mattie Jackson, Irene Henly and Bobbie Cupit.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


11/27/2011

William Hal Wyatt Sr., 70, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Nacogdoches. He was born December 26, 1940 in Center to William Robert Wyatt and Blanche Cooper Wyatt. Mr. Wyatt was retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety where he served as a trooper. He was a member of DPSOA and a member of the Center Camp of Gideons International. Mr. Wyatt achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a recipient of the God and Country Award. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Center and a member of the Joe Ellis Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Michael Hale and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:
Wife, Deloris Wyatt of Center

Son, William Hal Wyatt, Jr. of Center

Daughter, Nancy Eastland and husband Scott of El Dorado, Arkansas

Grandsons:
Seth Wyatt of Center
Kaleb Wyatt of Center
Mason Wyatt of Center

Brother, Don Wyatt and wife Jane of Nacogdoches

Numerous other relatives
And a Host of Friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William Robert and Blanche Cooper Wyatt

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


Rev. James H. Stephenson, 79, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Center. He was born May 2, 1932 in DeRidder, Louisiana to James Browning Stephenson and Florence Sterling Stephenson. Rev. Stephenson served in the United States Army. He also served as a Pentecostal Minister for many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, November 28, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Vickery, Rev. Marvin Hicks, Rev. Adrian Littlefield, Rev. Dathan Tripplitt and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2011 at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.

He is survived by:
Wife, Margie Stephenson of Center

Daughters;
Charlene Littlefield and husband Adrian of Kirbyville
Veronda Stephenson of Beaumont

Granddaughters;
Alana Brown and husband Eric of Beaumont
Alyssa Harley and husband Scott of Buna
Brianna Danielle Stephenson of Beaumont

Grandsons;
Justin Marks of Groves
Scott Littlefield of Castle Rock, Colorado
Greg Littlefield of Beaumont

Brother, Dennis Stephenson and wife Kathy of Nashville, Tennessee

Sister-in-law, Carolyn Stephenson of Marlowe, Oklahoma

Very special and close friend of the family, Jeanette Harvey

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James Browning and Florence Sterling Stephenson
Son, James Arden Stephenson
Brother, Ruben Stephenson
Sister, Jonnie Ruth Taylor

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


Jimmy Carlin, 74, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Nacogdoches. He was born March 27, 1937 in Hazen, Arkansas to William Nelson Carlin and Mamie Ethel Orender Carlin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel of the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin with Bro. Dave Whitehurst officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Sanford, Billy Wayne Ebarb, Steve Parker, Jesse Potts, Virgil Duke and Michael Hurst.

He is survived by:
Son, Robby Harris of Center

Brother, Perry Dean Carlin and wife Lisa of Atlanta, Georgia

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Mary Carlin
Parents, William Nelson and Mamie Ethel Orender Carlin
Sister, Mary Helen Carlin
Brothers; John Henry Carlin, Billy Joe Carlin, Jackie Kay Carlin and Jerry Wayne Carlin

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


11/26/2011

Betty Pauline (Weatherford) Baldwin, age 75, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

Mrs. Baldwin was born Nov. 17, 1936, in San Augustine County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Enoch Weatherford Sr. and Ollie Mae (Williams) Weatherford. She attended Massey Business School in Nacogdoches and had a long distinguished career working in the office administration for Nibco in Nacogdoches. She was a member of Greater Faith Tabernacle Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles Baldwin and wife Linda of Henderson, Texas; daughter, Linda Netherland and husband Gary of Madison, Mississippi; brothers, Bobby Weatherford and wife Betty of Broaddus, Texas, and Barney Weatherford and wife Janie of Broaddus, Texas; six grandchildren, Charles Lyn Baldwin, Dana Sharp, Cara Luman, Garren Netherland, Gretchen Daniels, and Marla Oliver; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Baldwin; daughter, Elizabeth Oliver; grandchildren, Jeffery Oliver and Crystal Oliver; a sister, Doris Warren; and brothers, Billy Ray Weatherford and Enoch Weatherford Jr.

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas, with Rev. Gary Netherland officiating. Interment will follow at Hebron Cemetery, located on County Road 4600 near Broaddus, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel and continue until service time.

Pallbearers: Brock Weatherford, Tim Weatherford, Dwayne Oliver, Charles Lyn Baldwin, Paul Luman, and Ethan Luman.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online obituary posted and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


11/22/2011

Wilma “Bill” Persis Rushing McFarland of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011. She was born on August 1, 1919, in Jasper, Texas.

She was a cheerleader at Center High School and sold popcorn during World War II at the local theater in Timpson, Texas. Bill attended the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, where she was named a Bluebonnet Belle. She was active in the First Methodist Church in Center, Texas, and at the First Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. She worked at Farmer’s State Bank in Center, Texas, and at Stone Fort National Bank in Nacogdoches for 27 years as an officer. Upon retirement she enjoyed bridge and playing golf. A resident of Nacogdoches for 50 years, she moved to Lufkin, Texas, in 2001 and lived at Pinecrest Retirement Center since that time.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Rushing McFarland, and her husband, Kenneth Malcolm McFarland, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Deanne Goldsberry of Dallas, Texas; and her sister, Jean Milligan of Kerrville, Texas. Other survivors include grandchildren, Connie Goldsberry Griffin, Frank Hood Goldsberry III, Penny Jean Goldsberry, Michael Rushing McFarland, Jr., and Michael Jameson. The great-grandchildren are Drew Griffin, Alexandra Griffin, Morgan Goldsberry, Michael McFarland III, Fisher McFarland, and Ruby McFarland; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2011, at PineCrest Chapel, 1302 Tom Temple Drive in Lufkin, with Minister Deanne Goldsberry officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


11/21/2011

Mrs. Queva Fae Jeanes, 88 of San Augustine, Texas passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 in San Augustine, Texas. She was born August 26, 1923 in Seagoville, Texas to Tom Hester and Ester Hester. She was a homemaker, artist, cake decorator, and worked for LaPorte ISD.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 21, 2011 from 5pm - 8pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel at 11am with Rev. Doug Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons: Danny Jeanes and wife Chris of Beach City, TX
Tom Jeanes and wife Shelly of San Augustine, TX

Grandchildren:
David Wesley Jeanes
Michael Ray Jeanes
Melissa Ann Russell

Great Grandchildren:
Corbin Jeanes
Samantha Weed

She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Ester Hester; husband Guy Wesley Jeanes; and sister Jackie Smith.

Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangement under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX.


Billy Joe “BJ” Gibbs, Jr. of New Caney, TX, 49, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011. He was born on Monday, November 27, 1961 in Houston, TX to Patricia Ann and Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr. both whom precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Amos Gibbs; brother, Jeffrey Lynn Gibbs and nephew, Joey Cannon.

BJ is survived by his loving spouse of 21 years, Sandy Gibbs; children, Brandie Leann Gibbs and Chris Taylor, Misty Renee Gibbs and Shaun Nowling, Ashley Nicole Pinkert and husband Dusty, Jessica Gibbs, Brittany Michelle Gibbs, and Stormy Lynn Gibbs; brother, Wayne Gibbs; sister, Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon and husband Otis; grandchildren, Cheyenne Taylor, Eric Taylor, Austin Taylor, D’Shaun Nowling; nieces and nephews, Arron Cannon, Melory Gibbs, Joseph Gibbs, Lori Gibbs and Charlotte Gibbs; cousin, Shelia Dabney; numerous other loving family and friends.

Visitation for BJ will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service for BJ will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow Tennessee Community Cemetery, Tenaha, TX at 3:30pm. All service arrangements were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home.


11/18/2011

Barbara Sue Bivins, age 67, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Friday, November 18, 2011, in San Augustine, after a brave illness.

Ms. Bivins was born on August 3, 1944, to Katherine (Harris) Bivins and Leacle F. Bivins in Rusk, Texas. She was a Caregiver, and a Pedicurist. She was a member of the Church of Christ in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held on at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Stephen Wiggins officiating. Interment will be in the Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday evening, November 19, 2011, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Daughters: Pamela Stockman and her husband, Harvey of Ft. Worth, Texas; Kelly Birdwell and her husband, Robert, and Lori Crain of Modesto, California; Son: Stephen Crain and his wife, Kelly of Waxahachie; Grandchildren: Richard B. Stockman, Sarah K. Stockman, Jeremy T. Griffin, David L. Crain, Morgan E. Crain, Jacob Crain, Mathew W. Crain, Stephanie C. Dunn, Madisyn D. Dunn, and Keifer C. Dunn; Great-Grandchild: Tate Stramann

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Griffin, David Crain, Jacob Crain, Harvey Stockman, Robert Birdwell and Troy Faldyn; Honorary Pallbearers will be Brody Crain, Matthew Keifer Dunn, Tate Straamann, Eldridfe, Creech, Paul Creech, Kenneth McCarty and Jerry Faldyn.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


11/17/2011

Jerald Wayne Eddins,63, passed away November 16, 2011, surrounded by his family, at his home in Roman Forest, Texas, after a year long battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1948 to James C. and Ruby Eddins in Beaumont, Texas.

Jerald is survived by Andra Eddins, his wife of 43 years, his four sons, Bryan Eddins and Wife Mandie, Garon Eddins, Shelby Eddins, and Stason Eddins and wife, Christie. Jerald had 7 grandchildren, Sydney, Morgan, Haiden, Carson, Blake, Parker, and Cooper. Jerald is also survived by his Mother, Ruby Eddins and Step-father Johnnie, and his sister, Jean Parham, Mother-in-Law Beverly Blumerick, Brother-in-Law Larry Blumerick and wife, Becky, Sister-in-Laws, Melinda Burk and husband Richard, and Melony Bean and husband, Jeff, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Jerald was preceded in death by his father, James C. Eddins and his father-in-Law, Bill Blumerick.

Jerald retired from Mobile after 18 years of service and was self employed at the time of his death. Jerald was a beloved husband, father, brother, and son.

Services were conducted at Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter Texas on November 19, 2011 with graveside services at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center, Texas following.


Dr. Conway Hunter Mallory, Jr. age 82 of Center, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00pm until 8:-00pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Dr. Mallory was born December 22, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee to Parents, Conway Hunter,Sr. and Virginia Lee (Cooper) Mallory. He received his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee. He then went and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He returned to University of Tennessee where he graduated from Medical School. He did his residency in Memphis and then he moved to Center where he completed his residency and took over Dr. Spencer Warren’s medical practice in 1960.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center for many years.  He was the Co-Founder of Memorial Hospital in Center which is now Shelby Regional Medical Center where he practiced until his retirement in 1995. He loved his patients and his family. Dr. Mallory was also interested in the economic growth of Shelby County and was instrumental in bringing the first shopping center of Dues Minimax and Howards Discount store to Center, Texas. Dr. Mallory also served on the Board at Holiday Nursing Center and he was the Medical Director at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Conway Hunter Mallory, Sr. & Virginia Lee (Cooper) Mallory, Daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Mallory Wright, Wife, JoAnn Mallory and his Brother, Jim Mallory.

He is survived by:
Wife, Hilda Mallory of Center
Son, William “Bill” Howell Mallory of Houston
Daughter, Connie Mallory Wilkinson & husband, Cliff of Center
Son, C. Hunter Mallory, III of Center

Grandchildren:
Sean Wright & wife, Jodi of Houston
Gavin Wright & wife, Jennifer of Pearland
Catherine Mallory of Houston
Howell Mallory & wife, Becky of Houston
Elizabeth & Julie Wilkinson of Center
Courtney Mallory Foster of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Hayley Parker Wright, Taylor Wright & Ashton Wright, Gage Hunter Wright, David Vazquez,
Parker Mallory, Ethan Foster & Sarah McCracken

Numerous Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Mark Livingston, Billy Ihlo, Michael Holt, Dan McDonald, Jonathan McDonald & Jimmy Strong
Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Joe B. Hooker, Dr. William Ginn, Hutch Hutcherson, Bill Holt & Mike McDonald

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


11/15/2011

Funeral services for Donnie Maye (Kellum) Stone, 71, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes and Rev. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Stone passed away November 15, 2011, in Timpson.

Born September 01, 1940, in Timpson, TX, Donnie Maye Stone was the daughter of the late Wesley Wayne and Donnie Dealie (Broseh) Kellum. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and attended business college. Donnie Maye Stone was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include husband Robert Stone of Timpson; brother James Kellum and wife Judy of Timpson; nephew Josh Kellum and wife Jami and niece Jennifer Johnson and husband Terry, all of Timpson; and great nieces and nephews: Jeramie, Janna, Jerri, Piper, Jessica, Jaycee, and Travis.

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


James Earl Ponder, 84 of San Augustine, Texas passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas. He was born March 25, 1927 in San Augustine, Texas to Curtis Earl Ponder and Mattie Lou Bland Ponder. He was disabled and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 5pm - 8pm at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home San Augustine, Texas. Services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11am in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath and Bro. Jeff Headrick officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
T.L. Ponder of San Augustine, Texas
Phillip Ponder and wife Linda of San Augustine, Texas
Marvin Ponder and wife Sherry of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Bobbie Walton and husband Marlin of San Augustine
Vonnie Stover and husband Ervil of Jacksonville
Phyllis Andrews and husband Charles of Evadale
Mary Lou Stringer and husband Preston of Frankston
Rhonda Karen Dickson and husband David of Troup

He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis Earl and Mattie Lou Ponder; brothers Lamar, Jack and wife Lamerle, and Elvin Ponder

Online Obituary and Condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts
Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home


Audrey Adams Dailey, 92, of Center, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born in Runge, Texas on October 12, 1919 to Rufus Dalton Archer and Viola M. Hattenbach Archer. Mrs. Dailey was retired from Hallmark and was also employed at Hawkeye Hunting Club for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for over fifty years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Richard Tomlin, Del Birdwell, Brandon Pennick, Jim Donnan, Terry Bailey, Dewayne Bush, Basel Slatter and Brandon Slatter.

Honorary Pallbearer will be In Memory of Henry Clay Harris.

She is survived by:

Children:
LaMorris Thompson and husband, Bill of Schulenburg
Eva Maritato and husband, Jim of Houston
Boyd Adams of Center
Kinnie Adams and wife, Kim of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
LaDonna Voekel and husband, Chris of Schulenburg
LeNe “Missy” McDonald and husband, Reid of Houston
Melissa McGuen and husband, Mike of Center
Kourtney Mendoza and husband, Angel of Tyler
Kendra Nash and husband, Derrick of Whitehouse
Sammy Howard May of Houston
Bryan May and wife, Marcy of Kyle

Great Grandchildren:
Ashton, Rebekah, Ethan, Collin, Adam, Hayden, Hilary, Colten, Maddox, Carter and Reagan

Sisters:
Mena Vee Clements of Laward
Maxine Duchek of Houston

A host of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Husbands, Maurice R. Adams & Cameron Dailey
Daughter, Rebecca Adams Graeter
Brothers, Dalton Archer, Max Archer and Lindy Archer
Sisters, Dorothy Howland, Ester Norris, Faye Summeral, Oma Gene Smith, Geraldine Squires and Mary Dee Pape

A special thanks from LaMorris, Eva, Boyd and Kinnie to all who kept her and her family in their prayers during her extended illness.

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


Fred W. Todd, 75 of San Antonio, Texas passed away November 12, 2011 in San Antonio, TX. He was born September 12, 1936 in Timpson, Texas to Thomas Todd and Margie Westfall Todd. He was a librarian and worked in the medical library at Brooks Air Force Base.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2pm at Greenwood Cemetery.

He is survived by cousins:
Peggy Adams of Garrison, Texas
Jan Woodard of Garrison, Texas
Cecile Threadgill of Garrison, Texas

Special Friend: Grant Rivera of San Antonio, Texas

Host of other friends

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Margie Todd and 1 sister, Jan Linthicum.

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


11/14/2011

Richard "Mack" McGinnis, 79, of Conway, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Humboldt, Nebraska on June 1, 1932 to Joseph Hue McGinnis and Florence Maybelle McGinnis. Mr. McGinnis was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A Military Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. John Witham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Jacks, Jonathan Hopkins, Timothy Hopkins, Darin Wood, Connor Wood, John Hughes and Darrel Williford.

He is survived by:
Daughter, Barbi Wood and husband, Darin of Conway, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Saige Wood, Connor Wood

Sister, Lee Gossman of Lincoln, Nebraska

A number of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Joseph and Florence McGinnis
Wife, Bonnie McGinnis
Son, Richard McGinnis
Four Brothers
Two Sisters
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


11/11/2011

Edward Daniel O’Rear “Ed” passed away on November 10, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Mesquite.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:
Wife, Beth O’Rear

Sons:
David O’Rear
Josuah Taylor Isaacs

Daughter, JoAnn Elliot

Five Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sister, Bennette Horton

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


Dr. Joe E. Ericson, 85, retired professor of Stephen F. Austin State University, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Nacogdoches.

Dr. Ericson was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Throckmorton County, Texas, and had lived in East Texas area since 1957.

After a number of years of faithful service, Dr. Ericson retired from Stephen F. Austin State University as a professor and chairman of the political science department. He was an author and had written numerous books. He was a co-author of a political science textbook, Practicing Texas Politics. He enjoyed gardening and was active with many groups and organizations, including Sons of the Republic of Texas, having served as a past President General; Jamestowne Society; Magna Charta Barons; American Political Science Association; Southwestern Political Science Association; Alpha Chi; a Knight of San Jacinto, past Knight Commander; and the Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters, having served as state president.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Reeves Ericson; a daughter, Linda Diane Devereaux of Virginia; sons, Joseph Reeves Ericson and wife Deborah Ericson of Nacogdoches and John Ellis Ericson and wife Bonnie Marlin Ericson of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law, Bonnie C. Ericson of Seminole, Texas; grandchildren, John Devereaux, Angela Rene Ericson, and William Reeves Ericson; a great-granddaughter, Lexington Leigh; and step-grandchildren, Victoria Shull, William Shull, and Elizabeth Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lester Lane Ericson.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Hospital St. in Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, located off Hwy. 21 East, Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


11/10/2011

Susan Nichols Berry, 47 of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Center, Texas. She was born August 27, 1964 to Johnny Nichols and Delores (Moore) Nichols. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11, 2011 at 2:00pm at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with Pastor Homer Murray officiating. Interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Sons: John Jackson & wife Marliese of Garrison
Cade Jackson of Lufkin

Daughter: Kameron Jackson & Lester Pullen of Lufkin.

2 Grandchildren: Joseph Jackson & Nevach Pullen

Parents: Johnny & Delores Nichols of Garrison

Sisters: Deanna Reneau & Brady Wade of Center
Penny Franklin of Garrison

Aunts: Barbara Frederick of Garrison
Shirley Palmer of Longview

Host of other friends and relatives

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


James T. Green, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born in Shelby County on June 27, 1921 to James Thomas Green and Ella Rae Gray Green. Mr. Green served four and a half years in the United States Navy. He taught at Shelbyville Elementary School for thirty-one years and was principal for the last twenty-four years. Mr. Green was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church and Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:
Wife, Marceline Green of Shelbyville

Sons:
Donny Lynch and wife, Lucille of Marshall
Ronny Lynch and wife, Penny of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Dianne Jackson and husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches
Sharon Johnson and husband, Tyson of Waterman

Seven Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Special Niece, Mary John Justice of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James and Ella Green

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


Bessie Locke Christian, 103, of Houston, formerly of Shelby County, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Houston. She was born in Shelby County on October 19, 1908 to John Locke and Mattie Higginbotham Locke. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Christian lived a long and healthy life and was at peace with The Lord when she passed.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

She is survived by:
Son, Barry W. Christian and wife, Sharon of Flatonia

Grandchildren:
Steve Christian and wife, Kelly of The Woodlands
Dale Christian and wife, Joy of San Antonio
Tim Christian and wife, Julie of Houston
Shelly Little and husband, John of Spring

Great Grandchildren:
Brandon, Madalyn, Tyler, Dawson, Hunter, Dillon, Connor, Bari and Kyle

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John and Mattie Locke
Husband, Andy Brooks Christian

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


11/09/2011

Harvey Bryan, 92, of Center, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born in Shelby County on August 29, 1919 to Benjamin F. Bryan and Linnie E. Cobb. Mr. Bryan served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a deacon at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center. Mr. Bryan worked as a mechanic for S.L. Yearly and Toledo Machine Shop and also owned and operated a lawnmower repair shop for many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Grant Barnett officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Doug Stone presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Windham, Jason Windham, Bryan Windham, Grant Barnett, Gavin Barnett, Micah Windham, Jerry Cockrell and Larry Cooper.

He is survived by:
Daughters:
Peggy Monk and husband, John of Center
Patsy Essary and husband, George of Bossier City, Louisiana

Five Grandsons:
Jeff Windham and wife, Chris
Bryan Windham and wife, Lori
Jason Windham and wife, Pam
Grant Barnett and wife, Leanne
Gavin Barnett and wife, Lory

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Sister, Beula Mae Hughes of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Benjamin and Linnie Bryan
Wife, Estelle Bryan

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


Ronald Edward "Ronnie" Button, 56 of Garrison, Texas passed away in Conroe, Texas on November 4, 2011.

Services will be held at Garrison Funeral Home on November 12, 2011 at 10am with burial to follow at Caledonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 11, 2011 from 6pm - 8pm at Garrison Funeral Home.

Survived by Spouse Melody (Beck) Button of Garrison, Tx.

Sister: Rhonda Kay Button of Plano, Tx.

Step Daughter: Kristey Hyde of Big Lake, MN.

Step-Son: Monnoe McBride of Tyler, TX

5 Step Grandchildren

Aunt & Uncle: Anna Sue & V.E. "Gene" Justice of Houston, TX.

Uncle: A.A. "Bud" Button

Host of other relatives and friends

Proceeded in death by both parents and a number of aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers

Jim Boyd
Travis Montogery
Freddie Swann
Gary Button
Samuel Joiner
Brycen Boyd

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


11/08/2011

Jessie Bernice Anderson, our precious loving mother, at age 94, of Houston, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 at Vosswood Nursing Center in Houston, Texas.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 6, 1917 to Jesse and Dolly (Crawford) Hooper in Paxton, Texas. In 1961 she moved to Houston and taught fourth grade at Francis Elementary School in the Aldine School District for many years. She enjoyed traveling and hearing of trips taken by those around her. For many years she made annual visits to see the foliage in Virginia and Port Aransas for the beach. She enjoyed being with family, nature walks and tending her flowers. She was a resident of the Vosswood Nursing Center in Houston and was dearly loved and cared for by the staff. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Spring, Texas and she enjoyed Clift Notes Bible study class at Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Lofton Anderson of the Fellowship Community; her Sister Nannie Hill Oates and her brother, Sam P. Hooper both from the Paxton Community.

She is survived by:
Son:
James L. Anderson and wife, Donna of Houston
Daughters:
Mary Ann Brown of Houston
Nancy Reed & husband, Lowell of Houston
Judy Thompson & husband, Don of Houston
Fairy Jeanette Oliver & husband, John of Joaquin
Grandchildren:
Libby Brown of Carson City, Nevada
Chris Brown of Boise, Idaho
John Carlson & wife, Tapestri of Round Rock
Brad Anderson of Houston
Bryan Thompson of Austin
Holly Thompson Rodriguez of Spring
Great Grandchildren:
Valerie Carlson and Brody Carlson of Round Rock
Joseph Gallo of Carson City, Nevada
Cameron Tankersley of San Marcos
Sister-in-law:
Mary Beth Hooper of Paxton
Nephews:
Sam P. Hooper, Jr. & wife, Katherine of Mineola
Mark Hooper & wife, Terry of Andrews, Texas
Pallbearers:
Bryan Thompson, Chris Brown, Cameron Tankersley, John David Carlson,
Brad Anderson, Jonathan Grace and Mike Ramsey

A special thank you from the family to the staff at Vosswood Nursing Center for all the uplifting, cheery support you gave our mother through the years. She loved meeting and talking with the residents and staff at Vosswood. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Odyssey Hospice Care, 2636 South Loop W, #210, Houston, TX 77054 or a charity of your choice.

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


Mr. Fred Keidel, 88, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Monday, November 7, 2011, in San Augustine.

Mr. Keidel was born in West Newton, PA, on November 24, 1922, to Emilie (Taube) Keidel and Fred Keidel. He served in the Army during World War II, was awarded 2 Bronze Stars. He was self employed.

Survivors include: Sister: Freeda McClahnahan of Houston; Nephews: Bill Whittington and his wife, Jean Ann of Hemphill, Glenn Byrum and his wife, Nancy of Deer Park, and his wife, John McClanahan of Weimar, and a niece: Betty Herzberg and her husband, Alan of the Woodlands, Texas.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011, in the Wyman Roberts

Memorial Chapel with Mark McClanahan. Cremation was chosen by the family. Visitation will take place at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel prior to Memorial Service.

The family Thanks Trinity Rehabitation and Hospice of East Texas for the Care they gave

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Mrs. Mildred Virginia Chambliss, 102, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Saturday, October, 29, 2011, in San Augustine.

A native of Red River County, Texas, she was born to Julian Walter Cook Francis and James Madisen Francis on June 25, 1909. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held for family and close friends at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine County, Texas. Cremation was chosen by the family.

Her survivors include: Sister: Dr. Carolyn Kay Aldredge, and her husband, Dr. John Skalicky, niece: Judy Gallander, nephew: Dan Hutchinson and his wife, Carol, grandsons: Tracy Chambliss and and Jason Chambliss, great-granddaughter, Haley Chambliss; Sister-in-law: Wilmoth Chambliss. A number of neices and nephews. A good friend and caregiver Corine Canton.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Chambliss, her son, Ray Chambliss, and her sister, Mary Jim Hutchinson.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Dorothy Ellen Dykes Wilson, 58, of South Houston, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Joaquin.  She was born in Porterville, California on September 21, 1953 to Neil Dykes and Maxine McCutcheon Dykes. Dorothy was her happiest when she was in the wind on her motorcycle.  She leaves behind many brothers and sisters in the biker world that she loved dearly. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She was a very unique person and a friend to many. Dorothy was one of the original ten members of the Annual USMC Toys for Tots Toy Run held in Pasadena. This year will be the eighteenth anniversary of this event. 

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. 

She is survived by:

Daughter, Bridgett Wilson

Son, Clay Wilson

Grandchildren:
Destiny Wilson
Lil Groe Wilson
Tyler Wilson
Stephen Frank Wilson

Sister, Nancy Stevens and husband, George Lee Stevens

Brother, Kenny Dykes and wife, Jackie

Nephews:
Kenny Dykes Jr.
Justin Dykes
William Neil Higginbotham
Danny Mack Higginbotham Jr.

Great Nieces:
Whitney Higginbotham
Taylor Higginbotham

Great Nephews:
Danny Mack Higginbotham III
Darin Lee Higginbotham
Zack Higginbotham

The family would like to thank HeartsWay Hospice in Carthage for their help and support. A special thanks to Cricket and Bubbles, for being here through it all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Toys for Tots Toy Run, P.O. Box 1069, Pasadena, Texas 77501.

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


Charles William Stump “Coach Charlie”, 89, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore, Bro. Marlin Cloudy and Son, Charles William Stump, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with full military honors under the direction of Barksdale Airforce Base. Visitation will be Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 24, 1921 in Frame, West Virginia to parents, George Issac Stump and Margaret (Young) Stump. He retired from the US Airforce as a Chief Master Sergeant after 30 years of service. He coached and umpired Little League Baseball in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, George Issac & Margaret Stump and wife, Bobbie Jo Stump, Brothers & Sisters, James Stump, Edison Stump, Fred Stump, Wilbur Stump, Benny Stump, Ruby West and Macil Summers.

He is survived by:
Son:
Charles William Stump, Jr. & wife, Linda of Rowlett, Texas
Daughter:
Cassi Stump of Center
Son:
Jeff Stump & wife, Sharon of Center
Grandchildren:
Kayla Lee
Amelia Lee
Naomi Murray
3 Great Grandchildren:
Keaton Dupree, Abby Lee and Jovan Lee
Brother:
George Stump, Jr. of Simpsonville, South Carolina
Sister:
Bernadine Pauley & husband, Jack of Sulphur, LA
Sister-in-law:
Buzz Allen
Pallbearers:
Matt Williams, Andy Williams, Brad Fitzgerald,
Paul Horton, John Michael Burns and Jim Sawyer

In Lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Center Youth Baseball in memory of Charles William Stump “Coach Charlie”, PO BOX 991, Center, Texas 75935

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


Funeral services for Martha N. Nail, 77 of Mt. Enterprise, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2011, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Alvin Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Nail passed away November 7, 2011, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born August 26, 1934, in Rusk County, TX, Martha N. Nail was the daughter of the late Alvie and Lamerle (Bird) Sears. She and Joe Nail were married August 26, 1950, in Shelby County, TX. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

Martha Nail held many titles. She was lovingly called MaMa, Nannie, Nannie Martha, Grandmaw, and Ryan called her Granny. She had a passion for her Lord, her family and for music. She was known far and wide for her “cornbread dressing” and homemade rolls. Our holidays will never be the same without them!

Giving her up wasn’t easy, but watching her suffer was worse. She was very tired and ready to be with the Lord and PaPa Joe. We can proudly say, we are the family of Martha Nail, our sweet Nannie, mother, and best friend.

Family members left to cherish her memory include her son Tommy Nail and wife Gayla of Dayton, TX; daughters: Daphne Dolese of Garrison, Linda Cain and husband Rayford of Rusk, TX, and Donna Laird and husband Shon, also of Rusk; 8 grandchildren: Jeremy Skelton and wife Melissa, Wendy Tarver and husband Dev, Jarod Cain, Jamie Cain, Tommy Joe Nail and wife Patricia, Shannon Trevino and husband Jesse, Jason Phillips, and Colby Pratz; 15 great grandchildren; brother Robert Sears and wife Brenda; sister Lela Sue Waggnon and husband John; and special friends Pat Cozart, Audrey Oliver, and Betty Hancock.

Martha Nail was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe Nail, brothers James and Jerry Sears, and sister Jo Ann Owens.

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


11/07/2011

Mrs. Jean Ross Mills, 81, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 14, 1929 in Shelby County to parents, Carroll Ross and Ruth (Whittlesey) Ross. She owned and operated Dairy Cream in Shelbyville for many years and she also worked at Wal-Mart. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Carroll Ross and Ruth Ross, Husband, Robert “Bob” Mills, Grandson, Brad Hagler, Brother, Jr. Ross, Daugher-in-law, Sharron Hagler and
Brother-in-law, Odis Tidwell.

She is survived by:

3 Sons:
James Carroll Hagler of Shelbyville
Donny Hagler of Center
Ronny Hagler & wife, Renee of Center

Grandchildren:
Conda Adams of Center
Jamie Hagler & wife, Holly of Center
Paul Hagler of Center
Bridget Hagler of Nacogdoches
Angela Hagler Thornton & husband, Daniel of Joaquin
Ronna Hagler of Center
Candace Hagler of Center
Skylar Hagler of Center

Great Grandchildren:
James Casey Adams, Denver Kalenevitch, Tristyn Hagler, Jaleigh Davis & husband, Brandon, Jade Hagler, Porter Hagler, Parker Hagler, Kalli Perkins, Briley Jean Birdwell, Kason Livingston, Zachary Wane Hagler & Madison Grace Hagler

Great Great Grandson, Michael Caiden Adams

Sister, Betty Tidwell of Center

Special Friend, Aubrey Wilson of Center

Sister-in-law, Bunchie Ross of Center

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


Dorothey Blount, 87, of Joaquin, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tenaha on October 29, 1924 to John Grady McKnight and Lillian Elizabeth Coats McKnight. Mrs. Blount was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be James Alvis, Roy Cheatwood, Ike Cummings, Rodney Dean, Newton Johnson and Tommy Spurlock. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cockrell and Ricky Wiggins.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Elaine Davis and husband, Mike of Joaquin
Julie Moton and husband, Randy of Joaquin

Son, Larmie Blount and wife, Clara of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Tina Mazie, Rachel Herbison, Shannon Pate, Margaret Parker, Wendi Chambliss, J.R. Moton and Colter Moton

19 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Sisters:
Georgia Marie Jay of Amarillo
Joann Permenter of Lufkin

A number of nieces and nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Alonzo Blount
Grandchildren, Dane Parker and Rachel Moton Alvis

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


Belinda Ann Bennefield, 45 of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday November 4, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas. She was born March 14, 1966 in San Augustine, Texas to Vernon and Linda Faye Sowell Bennefield. She was a certified medical nurse and a member of White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation was Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4pm at White Rock Baptist Church. Services will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 11am at White Rock Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with Bro Sonny Scarborough to officiate. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas.

She is survived by:

Parents: Vernon and Linda Bennefield of San Augustine

Daughter: Ashley Goulding of San Augustine

Son: John Goulding of San San Augustine

Sister: Lacresia McCauley of San Augustine

Online obituray and condolences posted at www.timformemory.com/wymanroberts.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


11/06/2011

Pastor Clara Mae Sepulvado, 83, of the Old Center Community, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 in Tenaha. She was born in San Augustine, Texas on August 28, 1928 to Clarence Brown and Ivy Shaw Brown. Pastor Sepulvado was the pastor of the Holy Temple Church for many, many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Oliver Anderson officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband of 55 years, Monroe Sepulvado, Sr. of the Old Center Community

Daughter, Paulette Coleman of the Woods Community

Sons;
Nathan Joseph Bergeron and wife Mary of Hammond, Louisiana
Paul Wayne Bergeron of the Old Center Community
Monroe Sepulvado, Jr. of Marshall
Tracy Sepulvado and wife Evelyn of Marshall

Step-Daughters;
Becky Long and husband Jimmy of Conroe
Lou “Sweetheart” Bienvenu of Cypress

Twenty Grandchildren
Twenty-seven Great Grandchildren
Nine Great-Great Grandchildren

Brother, C. B. Brown of Saline, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence and Ivy Brown
Brother, Cleveland Brown
Sister, Jene Blankenship

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


11/03/2011

Memorial service for Paul Harris, 63, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday and continue until service time at 1:00 PM. Mr. Harris passed away November 2, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born May 23, 1948, in Nacogdoches, TX, Paul Harris was the son of the late L. C. and Marion (Tyson) Harris. He was a graduate of Palestine High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. Paul and Melinda Schwab were married May 30, 1975, in Dallas, Texas. He was a master plumber/business owner and member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include his wife Melinda Harris of Timpson; sons, Keith Harris and wife Angie of Houston and Grant Harris and wife Kati of Nacogdoches; grandchildren Hollie and Collin Hale; mother-in-law Nadine Schwab of Dallas; aunt, Bertie Mae Britton of Timpson; cousins: Ronnie Britton and wife Debbie of Timpson, Cynthia Hutchins and husband Robert of Center, John Tyson and wife Barbarta of Rowe, NM, and Barbara Tyson Bigby and husband Dave of Santa Fe, NM.

Paul was a loving husband and father. Grant and Kati’s children, Hollie and Collin, brought him much joy. He desired very much to be a grandfather in February to Keith and Angie’s son. He will be missed more than words can express by Melinda and the entire family.

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


Jerrel Fred Snider, 73, of Center, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born in Center on January 28, 1938 to Alvin Snider and Cicel Holt Snider. Mr. Snider retired from Pilgrim’s Pride after twenty-five years of service. He was a recipient of many awards.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 03, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson and Bro. Eddie Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Snider’s nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Sherman, Jimmy Hinton and Danny Lovell.

He is survived by:
Wife, Janice Snider of Center

Step-daughters:
Kristal Parfait and husband, Clyde of Center
Ava Sumners and husband, Terry of Lufkin

Step-sons:
Kendall Weldon of Houston
Kevin Weldon of Iowa
Kerry Weldon and wife, Sharyn of Lufkin

Step-grandchildren:
Maylee Parfait
Cayde Parfait
Kynlee Parfait

Sister, Nell Snider of Center

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Alvin and Cicel Snider
Sister, Helen Barton
Brother, James Allen Snider

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


11/02/2011

Lyndell Bush, 89, of Dallas, passed away on November 1, 2011 at Red Oak Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Tenaha on September 16, 1922 to Francis H. Parkman and Ruth Hill Parkman. Mrs. Bush was a member of the Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating.

She is survived by:
Son, John Bush and wife, Vivian of Ovilla

Daughter, Connie Johnson and husband, Richard of Dallas

Granddaughter, Amy Bush of Dallas

Sister-in-law, Margaret Parkman of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Francis and Ruth Parkman
Husband, J.C. Bush
Best friend, Jim Sholar

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


11/01/2011

Grover Anthony, 78, of Center, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born in Center on July 3, 1933 to E.P. Anthony and Vada Bradshaw Anthony. Mr. Anthony served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Grover L. Anthony, Brandon M. Anthony, Christopher C. Anthony, Cameron M. Anthony, Ryan A. Hall, Doug Eaves Jr., Will Blackshear, Micah Oberg and Russell Sowell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Barbee, Steve Stevens, J.C. McSwain and Darren Vaughn.

He is survived by:
Wife, Ara Belle English Anthony of Center

Sons:
Frankie Anthony and wife, Valerie of Center
Mark Anthony of Denton
Mitchell Anthony and wife, Sonya of Center

Daughter, Laresa Livingston of Center

Ten Grandchildren:
Grover L. Anthony, Brandon M. Anthony, Lindsey N. Blackshear, Kyrstal D. Sowell, Christopher C. Anthony, Cameron M. Anthony, Carrie Anthony, Ryan A. Hall, Jesika L. Anthony and Doug Eaves Jr.

Nine Great Grandchildren

Sister, Brooksie McGee of Montgomery

Brother-in-law, E.A. Tomlin of Center

Uncle, Hunter Bradshaw of Center

Preceded in death by:
One infant child, James Kirk Anthony

Three Sisters; Ardelle Sample, Bernice Andrews and Maxine Tomlin

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


Wanda Sue Coats, 63, of Center, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at her residence.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 13, 1947 in Shelby County to John Thomas Williams, Jr. and Elizabeth Vaudine (Luman) Adams. She was member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at Excelsior School as a bus driver and dietician for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Father, John Williams, Jr., Husband & Father of her Children, Homer Fountain, Jr., Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jeff Sr. and Georgia Coats, Special Father-in-law, Jack Fountain, Sisters-in-law, Nancy Williams, Jana Fountain and Pat Coats, Brothers-in-law, W.J. Coats, Jack Coats and Nephew, Bob Adams.

She is survived by: Husband of 31 years, Jeff Coats of Center

Son, Randy Fountain & wife, Mary of Center

Daughter, Shelia Cosby of Center
Daughter, Jill Parker & husband, Steve of Center

Step-Daughter, Tonda Samford, husband, Garry of Nacogdoches
Step-Daughter, Vonda Barton & husband, Anthony of Joaquin

Mother, Vaudine Adams of Center

Brothers & Sisters:
Glenn Williams of Johnson City, TN
Billy Williams & wife, Jacki of Center
Barbara Scates & husband, Jerry of Center
Gay Adams & Steve Salmon of San Angelo

Brother-in-law, Jackie Lee Fountain & wife, Teena of Center

Grandchildren: Ashley Cosby, Wesley Cosby, Jr., Chase Shields, John Kevin Cosby, Jr. & wife, Brandie, Kristen Hall & husband, Marc, Schree & Kaylee Parker, Amber Evan, Christina Coats, Charles Drinkard, Amanda & Dustin Watson, Matthew Coats and Logan Barton

Great Grandchildren: Steven & Jaiden, Nevaeh, Dylan & Krista, Ada & Emily, Aaron & Ashton, Tristyn & Garrett,
Khloe & Riley Camille

Brother-in-law, Bill Coats & wife, Sandra of Thompsonville, Michigan

Sister-in-law, Rosanne Coats of Lufkin

Special Mother-in-law, Rachel Fountain of Center

Special Friend of the Family, Jay Bartlett of Logansport

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends, Students & Faculty of Excelsior School

Pallbearers: Billy Akridge, Clark Paul Williams, Benny Russell, L.D. Eddins, Rex Davis and Jackie Fountain

Honorary Pallbearers: Kenneth Hooper, Gary Crawford, Roscoe McSwain, J.C. McSwain, Billy Rex Fountain, Gene Akridge, Wayne Powdrill and Lonnie Whitton

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

10/30/2011

Morgan Harris, age 76, lifelong resident of Center, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 29, 2011 at his residence under the care of Hearts Way Hospice of North East Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 31, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 3, 1934 to Levi Morgan Harris, Sr and Iva Dell (Samford) Harris. He was a member of the St. Marks Methodist Church where he led the music for many years. He graduated from the University of Texas and he served in the US Army for 2 years in Germany. He loved his lord, family and his church family, traveling, reading and tending to his cattle. He served on the Center ISD School Board, he was a member of the Sam Samford Lodge #149 where he was the worshipful master and received his 32nd Degree and he was a Shriner. He was also a member of the Texas Cattleman’s Association.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Levi Morgan Harris, Sr and Iva Dell (Samford) Harris,
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jack and Beulah Carroll and Brother-in-law, William Carroll.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Mary Harris of Center
Daughter:
Mary Renfro & husband, Joe of Lufkin
Daughter:
Alyson Porter & husband, Chance of Center
3 Grandchildren:
Britlee Sullivan & husband, Casson of Midland
Levi Willoughby & wife, Chasity of Center
Laney Porter of Center
2 Sisters-in-law:
Jean Lout & husband, Bertis of Buna
Jackie Rathbun & husband, Marshall of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Dr. Steve Oates, Luke Motley, Marshall Rathbun, Warren Rush,
Fred Hughes, John Marquart, Jim Brown and Kevin Rash

In Lieu of Flowers Family Request donation be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
811 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 204, Chicago, Illinois 60642-2642

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


Dowell D. Youngblood, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 in Center. He was born in Shelby County on February 9, 1930 to Arthur Dee Youngblood and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. Mr. Youngblood served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he received his teaching degree. Mr. Youngblood was retired from the public school system. He most recently served as docent and genealogical researcher at the Shelby County Museum and Genealogical Library. Mr. Youngblood was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center. He was a member of the Captain Jesse Amason Camp #282 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8904 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Center VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be members of the Captain Jesse Amason Camp #282, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He is survived by:
Sister-in-law; Mary Katherine Youngblood, widow of Everett David Youngblood, of Huntsville

Sister-in-law; Merle Youngblood, widow of John Dee Youngblood, of Kingwood

Brother; Steve Youngblood and wife Sandra of San Marcos

Brother; C. D. Youngblood and wife Jean of Stephenville

Sister-in-law; Sherrie Youngblood, widow of Roy Donald Youngblood, of Belin, New Mexico

Sister; Eula Hendricks and husband Jerry of Tomball

Brother; Douglas Arthur Youngblood and wife Bess of Aiken

Aunt; Elsie T. Rudd of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arthur Dee and Cora McKenzie Youngblood

Memorial donations may be made to Medina Children’s Home, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055-3820.

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


10/27/2011

Pauline Tyer McFadden Hayes, of Houston, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Winston Goens and Rev. Preston Vickrey officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday, October 31, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


10/26/2011

O.L. Prothro, 69, of Joaquin, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on November 16, 1941 to Otha Prothro Sr. and Olline Conn Prothro. Mr. Prothro served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana and a member of the Carpenter’s Union.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:
Love of his life, June Stevens of Joaquin

Daughter, Tonya Harville and husband, Rod of Joaquin

Sons:
Dean Prothro and wife, Kathy of Keithville
Bubba Prothro and wife, Rhonda of Shreveport

Sixteen Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Sister, Carolyn Broughton of Shreveport

Brother, Ricky Prothro and wife, Carol of Shreveport

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Otha and Olline Prothro
Grandchildren, Brandon Shook and Kayla Shook

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


James H. “Butch” Bridwell, 70, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011. He was born on January 10, 1941 to L.H. and Ruth Haley Bridwell in Joaquin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Butch was an MP in the US Army in the early 1960’s. He was Administrator for Holiday Nursing Home in the 70’s and a nursing home owner and consultant until the mid 1990’s.

Mr. Bridwell is survived by:

Son, David Bridwell and wife, Tina of Round Rock

Daughters:
Tina Reckaway and husband, Mike of Leander
Marcia Edson and husband, Jeff of Kentucky
Angela Ford and husband, Gary of Nacogdoches

Brother, L.E. “Buddy” Bridwell and wife, Tina of Center

A number of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, L.H. and Ruth Bridwell
Sisters, Daisy Bridwell and Bobbie Jane White and husband, Royce White

A memorial service will be held at a later time.


10/25/2011

Christopher Reagan Smith, Jr., 20, of Shelbyville formerly of High Island, died October 19, 2011, at his residence.

He was born February 26, 1991, in Beaumont.  Reagan was the son of Christopher Reagan Smith, Sr., and Vicky Miller Dean. He was a construction worker.

Reagan is survived by his son, Maxxen Smith of Winnie; father, Chris Smith and his wife, Terra of High Island; brothers, Christian Andres of High Island, Raven Dean of Shelbyville and Shelby Wallace of Corsicana; sister, Alexia Smith of High Island; grandparents, Donald Smith and Patricia Smith of Vidor, and Cecelia Raffield of Sulphur, Louisiana; cousin, Ethan; uncles, Rick and Robert; and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive, in Winnie with burial to follow in High Island Cemetery. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 25, 2011, at Broussard’s.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Vicky Lynn Dean, 37, of Shelbyville, died October 19, 2011, at her residence.

Born December 31, 1973, in Jennings, Louisiana, and resident of Shelbyville for fourteen years, Vicky was the daughter of Willia Mae Johnson and Wilbert Miller.

Vicky is survived by her father, Wilbert Miller and step-mother, Debra of Sulphur, Louisiana; sons, Shelby Wallace of Corsicana and Raven Dean of Shelbyville; daughter, Lexi Smith of High Island; brother, Gary Miller of Beaumont; sister, Peggy Krummel and her husband, Robert of Orange; step-brother, Terry Swier and his wife, Christi; and step-sister, Traci Bergeron and her husband, Dave all of Sulphur.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive in Winnie, with graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at Mauriceville Cemetery, Hwy. 62 and FM 1130, near Mauriceville. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p. m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 25, 2011, at Broussard’s.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Funeral services for Norma Harris, age 89, of Jacksonville, formerly of Sanford, IN, are scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. Vernon Lee and Rev. James Blaylock officiating.

Burial will be held at Weaver Cemetery, Timpson, TX. at 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Mrs. Harris passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Tyler.

She was born October 7, 1922 in Paris, Illinois.

Mrs. Harris was a member of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband Rev. A. L. Harris, parents John and Lena Mae Denham, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Norma Denham and sister Margaret Dyer.

Survivors include sons Ed Harris and wife Deanna of Rockford, IA and Robert Harris and wife Linda of Lufkin, TX; daughter Teresa Pollard and husband Farrel of Jacksonville; brothers Clyde Denham and wife Georgeann of Florida, Bill Denham of Evansville, IN and Charles Denham of Clinton, IN; sister Mary Jane Barton and husband Bob of West Terre Haute, IN; brother-in-law Eddy Dyer of New Goshen, IN; four grandchildren Christie Brewer and husband Carl of Baton Rouge, LA, Mark Harris and wife Meredeth of Dallas, Jonathan Pollard and wife Julie of Flint and Jared Pollard of The Woodlands; and four great-grandchildren Dylan Brewer and Jake Brewer of Baton Rouge, LA and Brady Pollard and Barrett Pollard of Flint.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to Heart To Heart Hospice.


10/24/2011

Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanita Lawrence, age 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

A Memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 29, 2011 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was born January 1, 1924 in Marshall, Texas. She was a telephone operator for many years and she and her husband Milton Lawrence owned and operated the Rug Doctor and cleaned many businesses around Shelby County. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.

She is survived by:
Sister:
Winnie Davis of Marshall

Numerous Friends & Family

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


Mildred P. Harris, 92 was born December 23, 1918 in Henderson, TX to Daniel and Kizzie Pollard and passed away to October 22, 2011 in Beaumont. She lived in Logansport, LA prior to relocating in Beaumont about 18 years ago.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, October 27 at 10am at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with Pastor Lloy Betar of Forest Park United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30pm at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Center, TX. A gathering of friends and family will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her sons; Cleon B. Harris and wife, Carolyn of Broussard, LA, Eddie W. Harris and wife, Cynthia of Beaumont, TX; daughter, Linda K. Loudon of Austin, TX; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Harris, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 1 grandson.


Dorothy Ellen Dykes Wilson, 58, of South Houston, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Joaquin. She was born in Porterville, California on September 21, 1953 to Neil Dykes and Maxine McCutcheon Dykes. Dorothy was her happiest when she was in the wind on her motorcycle. She leaves behind many brothers and sisters in the biker world that she loved dearly. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She was a very unique person and a friend to many. Dorothy was one of the original ten members of the Annual USMC Toys for Tots Toy Run held in Pasadena. This year will be the eighteenth anniversary of this event.

There will be a memorial service held in the Houston area at a later date.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Bridgett Wilson

Son, Clay Wilson

Grandchildren:
Destiny Wilson
Lil Groe Wilson
Tyler Wilson
Stephen Frank Wilson

Sister, Nancy Stevens and husband, George Lee Stevens

Brother, Kenny Dykes and wife, Jackie

Nephews:
Kenny Dykes Jr.
Justin Dykes
William Neil Higginbotham
Danny Mack Higginbotham Jr.

Great Nieces:
Whitney Higginbotham
Taylor Higginbotham

Great Nephews:
Danny Mack Higginbotham III
Darin Lee Higginbotham
Zack Higginbotham

The family would like to thank HeartsWay Hospice in Carthage for their help and support. A special thanks to Cricket and Bubbles, for being here through it all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Toys for Tots Toy Run, P.O. Box 1069, Pasadena, Texas 77501.

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


Helen Sweeney, 96, of Timpson passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on July 28, 1915 to Frances M. Clawson and Winnie Guillory Clawson. Ms. Sweeney was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the John D. Windham Civic Center.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Wanda Scruggs and husband, Bruce of Timpson
Jan Swearingen and husband, Ed of San Antonio
Gaye Stephenson and husband, Caddell of Timpson
Jeanne Michalak and husband, Mike of Timpson

Son, Scott Sweeney and wife, Terry of Corpus Christi

Grandchildren:
Brian Stephenson of Nacogdoches
Wanda Lynn Rice of Timpson
Lois Wilson of Houston
Bruce Scruggs Jr. of Houston
Paige Green of Alvin
Shellie Patton of Houston
Karlee Thompson of Alvin
Joel Michalak of Spring
Tyler Sweeney of Corpus Christi
Heather Young of Lake Charles

15 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Granddaughter

Brother, Raymond Clawson and wife, Marge of Lake Charles

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frances and Winnie Clawson
Husband, Windelt Sweeney
Daughter, Wendy Sweeney Keener

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


10/23/2011

Cesario Florencio Silva, age 48 of Center, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 as a result of a car accident.

(Updated) Services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Cesario was born September 10, 1963 in Comonfort, GTO Mexico to parents, Juan Florencio Apolonio and Antonia Silva Rodriguez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Juan Florencio Apolonio and one Brother, Antonio Apolonio.

He is survived by:
Mother, Antonia Silva Rodriguez of Center

Wife, Maricruz Florencio of Center

4 Children:
Albina, Lizbeth, Jocelyn & Cristian Florencio all of Center

8 Brothers and Sisters:
Josefina Barcenas & husband, Pablo
Marcelina Albarado & husband, Mario
Isabel Harrison & the late Ron Harrison
Miguel Florencio & wife, Josefina
Martha Vega & husband, Inez
Gustavo Florencio & wife, Maria Elena
Yolanda Bustos & husband, Samuel
Sandra Gomez & husband, Rigoberto

Sister-in-law: Teresa Apolonio
Brother-in-law: Emilio Gomez

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends

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


10/20/2011

Mary Fulgham, 79 of Garrison, Texas passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born March 13, 1932 in sulphur Springs, Texas to William Lewis Moody and Stella Margaret Wilson. She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11am at Cold Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Fulgham is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Kelley and husband Arnie of Garrison, Texas

Son: Larry Fulgham and wife Linda of Katy, Texas

Grandchildren: Jennifer Honea and husband Brad of Garrison; Melissa wood and husband Rob of Pattison, TX; Brent Kelley and wife Abbie of Jacksonville, TX; Megan Kelley of Nacogdoches, TX; Cassie Fulgham of Katy, TX; Elizabeth Hopkins of Katy, TX; Brandon Hopkins of Katy, TX

Great Grandchildren: Gracie Honea, Lanie Honea, Kiah Wood, Kristen Wood, Aniston Kelley

Sister: Debbie Vandagriff of Tyler, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by husband, Bishop Fulgham; parents and 1 sister

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


Velma Lorene Adkinson, 80, of Center, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bennington, Oklahoma on December 20, 1930 to George McIntyre and Martha Covurn McIntyre. Mrs. Adkinson was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Willis Ferguson, Jr., Marcus Adkinson, Michael Adkinson, Justin Adkinson, Jack Brittain and Brandon Lawson.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kent Adkinson and wife, Cissy of Center
Willie Adkinson and wife, Brenda of Milam

Daughters:
Joyce Ferguson and husband, Willis of Garrison
Etta Ferguson and husband, Billy of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Willis Ferguson and wife, Jennifer
Tammy Brittain and husband, Johnny
Tonia Peel and husband, Billy
Marcus Adkinson and wife, Stacy
Heather Adkinson
Michael Adkinson
Justin Adkinson
Robert Guider

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brothers:
Clifton McIntyre and wife, Simone of Chillicothe
Junior McIntyre of Chillicothe
Donnie McIntyre and wife, Ellen of Quanah
David McIntyre and wife, Cindy of Quanah

Sisters:
Dorothy McIntyre of Vernon
Alice Smith of Ft. Worth

Sister-in-law, Lexia Whitton of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George and Martha McIntyre
Husband, Willie K. Adkinson
Daughter, Velma Jean Adkinson
Two Grandchildren
Brothers, Leonard, Roy, Calvin, James and Clarence McIntyre
Sister, Lois Rue

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


10/19/2011

Max Bush, 53 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away October 19, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born August 1, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Joe Ed Bush and Dorothy McDuffie Yarbrough. He was a self-employed logger and a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas.

Graveside services will be held Sunday October 23, 2011 at 2pm at Cold Springs Cemetery.

He is survived by: son, Jason Bush and wife Chelsie of Broken Bow, OK

Mother: Dorothy Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Step-Father: Judge Jack Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother: Ronnie Bush and wife Karen of Nacogdoches, Texas

3 Grandchildren

Step-Brother: Carl yarbrough and wife Amy of Nacogdoches, Texas

Step-Sister: Karen Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Preceeded in death by father, Joe Ed Bush and grandparents

Memorial made to Hospice of East Texas.

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


Jack Bell, 89, of Center, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born in Dallas on January 5, 1922 to Daniel Bell and Lilliam Elsie William Bell. Mr. Bell served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center Noon Lions Club and VFW Post 8904. He was a past President and Board Director of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Bell was a recipient of the Pioneer Broadcasters Awards.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Military Honors under the direction of the VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Howard, Steve Tinkle, John Howard, John R. Smith, Gene Fields and Johnny Porter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Fussell, Hutch Hutcherson, Felix McDaniel, Cecil Watlington, James Campbell, James Paul Wilson, Tim Wulf and Fred Hughes.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Jackie Hancock and husband, Buddy of Center
Yolanda Hofmeister and husband, Carl of Jacksonville

Granddaughters:
Amber Sims and husband, Ken of Avery
Casey Stringer and husband, D.J. of Austin

Great Granddaughter, Blair Mosley of Avery

Great Grandsons:
Rhett Sims of Avery
Keaton Good of Austin

Niece, Janet Shoemaker of Terrell

Nephew, Bobby Dan Hodges of Flint

Mother of his children, Jerri Bell of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Daniel and Lilliam Elsie Bell
Brothers and Sister

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


10/18/2011

Andy Roy Melancon, 68, of Longview, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Good Shepherd Medical Center.  He was born in Rayne, Louisiana on August 6, 1943 to Mayonce Williams Melancon and Evelyn Meche Melancon. 

No services are planned at this time.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Melancon of China
Schelli McCauley and husband, Kevin of Center
Misty Gibbs and husband, Lee of Tenaha
Monica Melancon of Carthage

Fifteen Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Sister, Lillian Melancon of Lumberton

Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Mayonce and Evelyn Melancon
Two Sisters
One Brother

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


Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanita Lawrence, age 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a later date.

She was born January 1, 1924 in Marshall, Texas. She was a telephone operator for many years and she and her husband Milton Lawrence owned and operated the Rug Doctor and cleaned many businesses around Shelby County. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.

She is survived by: Sister, Winnie Davis of Marshall

Numerous Friends & Family

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


Allen Francis Tribble, Jr was born January 14, 1948 to Marie Rogers Tribble and Allen Francis Tribble. Allen graduated from Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State university. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Allen Tribble. After a courageous battle with cancer beginning in 2003, Allen died peacefully on October 15, 2011 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA. "Al" is survived by his aunt, Virginia Rogers of Tyler, Texas and a host of cousin and friends.

There will be a memorial service at 4pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at JOI Ranch with a memorial reception to follow.


10/17/2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrna Smith Hook, age 87, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hook passed away on Saturday night, Oct. 15, 2011, in Carthage. Mrs. Smith passed away October 15, 2011.

Myrna Irene Smith Hook was born on Jan. 5, 1924, in Moorhead, Mississippi to Robert Edward Smith, Sr. and Vera Irene Lee Smith. She graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1940. Mrs. Hook attended Dodd College in Shreveport and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music from Baylor University. She married William Edward “Bill” Hook on Oct. 26, 1945, in Carthage and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1999. Mrs. Hook taught music in Kilgore, Sweeney, and Round Rock before moving to Carthage where she taught in the Music Department at Panola College for 30 years until her retirement. She taught piano lessons at her home to countless students throughout the years. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and her love for music allowed her many opportunities to play at different venues around the county including the Silvertones, Panola College plays, musicals, and choir performances, Sunday school, weddings, funerals, and the Miss Panola County Pageant, just to name a few. She was a member of the Carthage Book Forum, the Carthage Music Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority. She moved to Carthage in 1952, from Round Rock and was a member of the Central Baptist Church where she played the organ for many years, was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class, and served as interim music director for a short period of time. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Edward Smith, Jr.

Mrs. Hook is survived by two sons, Scott Hook and wife Linda of Carthage and Brian Hook and wife Sandy of Center; one daughter, Kristi Koonce and husband Keith of White Oak; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hook Showers and husband James, Justin Hook, Matt Hook, Clayton Koonce, Travis Koonce and wife Kasie, and Kristin Koonce.

Serving as pallbearers are Justin Hook, Matt Hook, Clayton Koonce, Travis Koonce, and James Showers. Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Ted Anderson.

If desired, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Rickey Lynn Dutton, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born in Center on December 5, 1965 to Howard Lawrence Dutton and Beatrice Denby Dutton. Rickey attended Dreka Pentecostal Church. He loved to ride dirt roads, swim in the lake and was an avid hunter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Church with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Destani Dutton

Sons:
Robbey Dutton of Shelbyville
Riki Dutton of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Blaize McSwain
Kelan Dutton
Lezli Burrell

Sister, Suzan Sanford of Center

Brother-in-law, Richard Fausett of Center

Special Friends:
Gloria Wagstaff of Shelbyville
Joy Wagstaff of Shelbyville

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Howard and Beatrice Dutton
Brothers, James Dutton, William Dutton and Bobby Dutton

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


Floyd Fountain, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Waterman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 23, 1940 in San Augustine County, Texas to Floyd E. “Buster” and Era (Martin) Fountain. He graduated from Center High School in 1959. He was a Lifetime Logger and he loved fishing with his grandboys and he enjoyed everyday. He was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd E. & Era Fountain, Son, Anthony Guinn Fountain and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Johnie & Gladys Edwards.

He is survived by:
Wife: Jackie Fountain of Center

Daughter and Son: Gueinn & Mike Clark of Center

Grandsons:
Jonathan Clark & wife, Kida of Longview
Justin Clark of Center
Jacy “Moose” Clark of Center

Great Granddaughter: Hailey Clark of Longview

Brother: Mike Fountain & wife, Dorothy of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Rosia & George Burt of Nacogdoches
Elsie & James Carrigan of Pasadena
Dianne Crawford of Center
Benda Edwards of Center

Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Wayne Hendricks, Joe Horton, Larry Horton, David Horton, Bruce Windham, David Chandler, David Gilchrist & Keith Brown

Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Griffin, Wayne Powdrill, Don Hooper, Eldon Thorndyke, Darren Wiggins, James White, Robert Lee, Curtis Fountain, Kirk Butler, Johnny Brinson, Ricky Gilchrist and Danny Lilly

In Lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to Waterman Cemetery, 654 CR 1548, Center, Texas 75935.

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


10/14/2011

Waymon Moore, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 8, 1923 in Noble, LA to William B. Moore and Pearl (Anderson) Moore. He served in the US Army during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bill & Pearl Moore; Wife, Helen Moore; Mother of his Children, Janette Byrd; Brothers, John Moore & Allen Moore and Sisters, Claudia Miller, Dorothy Stroud, Maxine Dauzat & Janette Raimond.

He is survived by:
Children:
Charles Moore of Shelbyville
David Moore & wife, Deborah of Oakwood, Texas
Martha Smith & husband, Bob of Many, LA
Carl Moore of Center
Debra Sowell & husband, Glenn of Shelbyville
Donna McSwain & husband, Ronnie of Center
Donald “Doc” Moore & wife, Sheila of Shelbyville
Barbara Harding of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Charlie Moore, Rhonda Hendricks, Jeannie Sue Tyler, April Moore, Austin Moore, Jeremy Smith, Shawn Smith,
Josh Sowell, Sarah Lloyd, Justin McSwain, Jacob McSwain, Jennifer McSwain, Julie McSwain, Jessica McSwain, Emily Harding, Ryan Harding & Samantha Harding

16 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson

2 Sisters:
Verna Lou Snider of Center
Sybil Jernigan of Huntsville

Sister-in-law:
Gloria Moore of Shelbyville, Texas

Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Austin Moore, Jeremy Smith, Shawn Smith, Josh Sowell, Justin McSwain, Jacob McSwain & Ryan Harding

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com


10/13/2011

Gene Dickinson, age 64 of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating, burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Gene was born March 16, 1947 in Rusk County to parents, George L. & Bertha (Warren) Dickinson. He attended Center School. He worked many years for Herider Farms where he was a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, George & Bertha Dickinson, Grandparents, Will & Betty Warren and Dutton & Elizabeth Dickinson.

He is survived by:
2 Children:
Will Dickinson of St. Leon, Tx
Jeanie Dickinson Boatright

2 Sisters:
Betty Dickinson Travis of Bossier City, La
Lamerle Dickinson Ayres of Center

Brother:
Billy Gorge Dickinson of Center

4 Grandchildren
3 Great Grandchildren

5 Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers:
Kelly Vaughn, Billy Dickinson, Bubba Daniels,
Kenneth Thomas, James Daniels and David Smith

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


Broussard Funeral Home of Nederland and Mangum Funeral Home of Center announce services for MJ Duke, 73, of Nederland, who died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home. He was born September 22, 1938, in Bivins, Texas to Jessie Syble Hinton Duke and Chester Calvin Duke. MJ graduated from French High School in Beaumont and following that, served four years in the United States Air Force. He was employed as service manager for Kinsel Ford in Beaumont, and after leaving he opened his own auto repair shop in Nederland.

MJ leaves behind his wife of fifty-one years, June Duke; children, Mike Duke and his wife, Lori, Andrew Duke, Carolyn Duke Martin, and Robert Duke and Dee; grandchildren, April, Justin, Brittany, Eric, Amy, Blake and Jesse; great grandchildren, Dylan, Kiley, Ashlyn and Baylen; brothers, Donald Hooper and his wife, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Charles Hooper and his wife, Ann of Merryville, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Johnathan Duke; and daughter-in-law, Dianne Duke.

A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011, at Broussard’s, 505 N. 12th Street, Nederland.

A family committal will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Bib Dean, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away on October 12, 2011 at Huntington Healthcare Center in Lufkin. He was born in Shelby County on January 15, 1933 to Sambo Dean and Essie Tindol Dean. Mr. Dean was a member of the Sam Houston Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and the Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Mike Furlow, Jeffery Sims, Dewayne Lout, Paul Taylor and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Vaughn, Dexter Vaughn, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, Sharon Shrine Temple and W.J. Goings.

He is survived by: Wife, LaRetta Dean of Shelbyville

Son, Randy Jo Dean of Shelbyville

Step-sons:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Barbara of Shelbyville
Chris Vaughn and wife, Melody of Shelbyville

Step-daughters:
Betty Jo Rynolds of Center
Marlene Crowley of Center
Tinka Saintignan and husband, Mark of Garrison

Daughter-in-law, Tammie Warren and husband, Larry of Center

Grandchildren:
Michell Dean of Austin; Dena Hinton and husband, Brad of Center; Ashley Whiteside and husband, Shawn of Shelbyville; Michael Dean of Colorado; Teressa Jones and husband, Scott of Carthage; Al Rynolds and wife, Kim of Center; Tony Warner and wife, Crystal of Queen City; Daymon Warner of Maud; Tonya Ellis and husband, Frank of Jasper; Angelique Norman and husband, Brian of Houston; Kasey Sean Caspro and husband, Jo of Westerly, Rhode Island; Randy Vaughn, Corey Vaughn, Austin Vaughn, Ryon Vaughn, and Dexter Vaughn of Shelbyville; Jessie Saintignan and wife Lillie of Garrison.

Brother, Bob Dean and wife, Barbara of Mont Belvieu

Sisters:
Mary Jo Phillips and husband, Dan of Shelbyville
Barbara Ross of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sam Bo and Essie Tindol Dean
Son, Sammy Dean
Wife, Hessie Dean

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


10/11/2011

James W. Richards, 73, of Converse, Louisiana, passed away on October 11, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. He was born on March 19, 1938 in Center to Elmer Ross Richards and Lula Elliott Richards.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Breville, Brandon Miller, Roger Windham, Max Windham, Jeremy Whittington, Martin A. Faktor, Wynona Richards and Casadie Richards. Honorary pallbearer will be Cordel Richards.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jerelyn Richards of Center

Sons:
Jonny Richards and wife, Paula of Arkansas
Wayne Richards and wife, Lucinda of Center
Gene Richards and wife, JoAnn of Center
Mathew Bird of Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Casadie L. Richards, Wynona R. Richards, Robin D. Richards, Waylon W. Richards, Cordel L. Richards and Shalyn Grace

Brother, J.B. Richards and wife, Lula of Louisiana

Sisters:
Doris Mott of Louisiana
JoAnn Powers and husband, Glifton of Corrigan
Betty Luien and husband, Kenny of Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Wanda Self
Virginia Richards

Brother-in-law, Welmer Richards

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Special friend, Connie Bird of Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer Ross and Lula Richards
Step-Mother, Leonie Richards
Brothers, Allen Ross Richards, Howard Ray Richards and A.G. Self
Sisters, Dorthy Fay Miller and Lavine Duncans

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


10/10/2011

Joanne Roddy, 66, of Center, passed away on October 10, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 25, 1945 to Lillian Cowell. Ms. Roddy attended St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Richard Roddy Jr. and wife, Tina of Center
Robert A. Roddy and wife, Jeannie of Lumberton

Daughter, Margie Bolton and husband, James of Center

Grandchildren:
Chelsea Bolton, Hayden Bolton, Jessica Lee and Amber Bailey

Great Grandchildren:
Abigail Cooper, Hunter Cooper and Caitlyn Brussard

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given toward funeral expenses.

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


Funeral Service for Tabatha Joy Risinger, 25, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Simpson Campground Cemetery.

Ms. Risinger passed away Saturday, October 8th, 2011 in Appleby. She was born on December 15, 1985 in Nacogdoches.

Tabatha is survived by her parents; Alice Fulmer and stepdad, Shannon Clifton of Nacogdoches and Troy Lee Risinger of Shelbyville; grandparents: Thomas and Joy Nichols Bradshaw of Nacogdoches; great-grandmother, Westerfield Nichols of Center, TX; two daughters, Natalea Smith, of Nacogdoches, TX; Aleasha Broadway, of Nacogdoches, TX; a son,Kyle Smith, of Nacogdoches, TX; She is also survived by two sisters, Kimberly Risinger, of Center, TX and Rebecca Risinger, of Center, TX. numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tabatha was preceded in death by her uncles, John Southerland and David Whiteside Sr.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6 until 8 PM at Laird Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Woman's Job Corp. PO Box 2492 Silsbee, TX 77656.


James Eugene "Midget" Brittain, 54, of Douglass, Texas, passed away October 8, 2011, at a Nacogdoches hospital with his loving family by his side.

He was born August 19, 1957 in Center, Texas, to parents Mary Murphy and JC Brittain.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Murphy; father, JC Brittain; and sister, Phyllis (P.J.) Cortines.

James is survived by loving wife of 33 years, Carol Brittain of Douglass; son, Corey Brittain and wife Shellie of Douglass; daughter, Summer Brittain of Douglass; son, James (J.C.) Brittain and wife Jamie of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Brogan Brittain of Nacogdoches and Caden Brittain of Douglass; brothers, Lewis Brittain of Lumberton, Bobby Brittain of Center, Keith Brittain of Huntington, and Robert Brittain of Woodville; sisters, Linda Gail Jacobs of Center and Melissa Evans of Joaquin; and second mother, Linda Brittain of Center.

Funeral services for will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Bobby King officiating. Interment will follow at Douglass Cemetery, located on FM 225 North in Douglass.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St., Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Corey Brittain, J.C. Brittain, Keith Brittain, Bobby Brittain, Robert Brittain, and Lewis Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Kris Ball and Jesse Hickman.

The Brittain family would like to thank all of the friends and family for the love and support they have shown through this sad endeavor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches. Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Frances Ann Bush, 79 of Garrison, Texas passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born June 17, 1932 in Harris county to Edmund Porter and Alta Morrison Porter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garrison, Texas. She was retired from Pasadena ISD.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 1pm - 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Cornith Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Pallbrears: Olan Woodard, Jr., Jimmy Payne, J.P. Dobbs, Joe Chandler, Rusty Cook, and Gus Irwin

She is survived by:
Husband, Billy Ray Bush of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
James Dennis Houston and wife Judy of CO.
David Edmund Houston and wife Linda of Bend Brook, Texas
Mark Bennet Bush and wife Karen of Crosby, Texas

Daughters:
Mary Denise Jurgens and husband Frank of Pearland, Texas
Patty Diane Cotton of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Zachary, Ethan, Aaron, Richard, Jennifer, Leslie, Chet, Kristie, Mark, Trenton and Brandi
Great grandchildren: Sabrina, Lauren and Austin

Sister: Mary Jane Humphrey of Houston, Texas

Funeral services are under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


10/09/2011

L.B. Green, 81, of Garrison, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison. He was born in Joaquin on May 14, 1930 to Judd Green and Lillie Mae Eaves Green. Mr. Green was a member of the First Assembly of God in Timpson and Holly Springs Baptist Church in Appleby.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. John Richardson and Bro. Homer Murray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Pallbearers will be Joe Paul LaGrand, Dewey LaGrand, Tim LaGrand, Jordan LaGrand, Joworski Chimney and Michael Buckwich.

He is survived by:

Wife, Janet Green of Garrison

Sons:
Johnnie Green and wife, Tina of Garrison
Judd “Tuffy” Green and wife, Lisa of Carthage

Daughter, Skeeter Flournoy and husband, Wesley of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashley Green, Dustin Harrison, Amberly Sparks, Dutch Harrison, Jimmy Anderson II, Corey Green, Kaitland Anderson, Justin Green and Haley Green

Great Grandson, Matthew Sparks, Jr.

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Judd and Lillie Mae Eaves Green
Brothers, Williard Robison, Luther Green and Richard Green
Sister, Nancy Bockwich
Sons, Jerry Randall Green and L.B. Green, Jr.

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


10/06/2011

Christene Parker Parrott, 77, of Tenaha, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2011 at the Shelby Regional Medical Center ER.  She was born in Center on December 2, 1933 to Dewie Parker and Gladys Folsom Parker. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Wyck Stuckey officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. 

Pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Greg Parker, Mark Ivey, Kenneth Wilson, Scott Ivey and Marcel Montferrand.

She is survived by:

Husband, George Allen Parrott of Tenaha

Son, Allen Ray Parrott and wife, Michele of Cypress

Daughter, Pamela Gail Montferrand and husband, Marcel of Sugarland

Three grandchildren:
Mark Harden, Travis Parrott and Lauren Parrott

Sister, Sara Parker Meredith and husband, Mac of Lindale

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewie and Gladys Parker
Brother, J.L. Parker

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


Arthur G. Taylor, age 71 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 3pm-7pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1pm, Sunday, October 9, 2011, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley.

He was born April 6, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Parents, Chester Arthur Taylor and Ema Rebecca (Hatton) Taylor. He worked for Local 450 where he was a heavy equipment operator for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ches and Ema Taylor and one sister, Delores Flatt.

He is survived by
Wife, Martha (Bohannon) Taylor of San Augustine
2-Sons: Chester Howard Taylor of San Augustine
Arthur R. Taylor of San Augustine

Grandchildren: Brandy Taylor and Cory Taylor of Orange

Great Grandson, Trenton Taylor

Brother-in-law, Kenneth Bohannon & wife, Barbara of Joaquin

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


10/05/2011

Albert Redler Jr., 76, of Joaquin, TX went to watch over his family in heaven on October 4, 2011. He was born in New Orleans, LA on June 24th to Albert and Marion Redler.He fought a courageous battle against cancer.

He was a proud Veteran of the United State's Air Force and spent his career life working in Houston as an engineer. He retired to Joaquin where he enjoyed spending time on his farm and with his family.

Services will be held on October 12, 2011 at the Veterans Cemetary in Keithville Louisiana at 11:00 am.

He is survived by:

his loving wife, Helen Redler

his brother, Ken and wife Marion Redler of Sunnyvale, CA

Two Sons:
Albert and wife, Kathy Redler of Haughton, LA
Eric Redler of Huttig, AR

Two Daughters:
Valerie and husband Frankie Anthony of Center, TX
Kellie Redler of The Woodlands, TX

Grandchildren:
Melanie and husband Russell Shepard of Haughton, LA
Doug and wife Jacklyn Eaves of Tenaha, TX
Kodie Redler of Denton, TX
Albert Redler of Haughton, TX
Erica and Bradly Estes of Tenaha, TX
Jesika Anthony of Center, TX
Lane Redler of Huttig, AR

Great Grandchildren:
Ayden and Haylee Eaves of Tenaha, TX
Leah Estes of Tenaha, TX

In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made to the Veteran's Hospital in Shreveport, LA


James F. Ramsey, 68, of Joaquin passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Promise Hospital in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born on February 19, 1943 in Timpson, Texas to J.P. Ramsey and Era Richards Ramsey. James enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. He completed basic training in Leesville, Louisiana and San Antonio, Texas. He was later deployed to Thailand and was honorably discharged in 1968. James was retired from Tyson Poultry, where he worked as a diesel mechanic for several years. James enjoyed picking and singing at different events, but most of all at his church. He also enjoyed being out in the woods hunting. He was a Christian and a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Larry Andrews officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Vince Ramsey and wife, Crickett of Logansport, Louisiana
Jason Ramsey and wife, Barbara of League City

Daughter, Jamie Griffin of Tenaha

Fifteen Grandchildren

Sisters:
Melba Fults of Center
Faye Socia of Nacogdoches

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Janet and Era Lou Ramsey
Parents, J.P. and Era Ramsey
Niece, Tammy Socia

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


Funeral services for Garland Sanders Burrows, 89, of Center, will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Center, with Rev. Michael Hale officiating, assisted by Rev. John Bender and Rev. Carl Smith. She will be buried at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burrows was born on December 10, 1921 in Geneva, Texas to the late Dan Sanders, and Berta Sanders Gillis; and died on October 5, 2011 at HomePlace Hospice Hospital, a division of Hospice of East Texas.

Mrs. Burrows is a Retired Homemaker, who had a Catering Business for many years. Customers well remember the delicious Wedding and Birthday Cakes throughout the years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, having taught 4th grade girls Sunday School for numerous years, and was active in the Baptist Womens Missionary Union. Mrs. Burrows served in the Center High School Band Boosters Club when her daughter was in high school and worked as an Assistant Den Mother when her sons were in Cub Scouts. In retirement Mrs. Burrows and her husband Barfield were active members of the Shelby County Historic Society. For many years she and Barfield sold tickets to the carnival for the Shelby County Poultry Festival. Their spot at the ticket booth has been missed.

Mrs. Burrows’ first goal in life was that her children became believers in The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Her second goal was that her children all graduate from college.

Mrs. Burrows enjoyed gardening and sharing vegetables with all her friends. She was an avid seamstress all her life.

For the past 27 months she has been living at Reunion Plaza, Tyler, Texas, where she was loved by all the residents there. Her favorite activity was playing dominoes, which she enjoyed all of her life.

Mrs. Burrows is survived by a Daughter, Anita Burrows Rawls and husband Prince of Sherman, TX; sons, Danny Burrows and wife Carletta of Kilgore, TX, and Thomas Burrows and wife Terri of Coppell, TX; Grandchildren, Tammie Rawls Wolff of Tyler, TX, Jason Burrows of Seattle WA, Carmen Burrows Bierschwale of Junction, TX, Jeremiah Burrows of Tucson, AZ, Ryan Barton of Coppell, TX; Great-Grandchildren, Dillon Wolff of Tyler, TX; Jade, Brock & Koda Bierschwale of Junction, TX.

Pallbearers will be David Chadwick, Jeff Caid, Teddy Hopkins, Zack Warr, Joe Anderson, Bennie Owens

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Ballard, Joe Fields, Dr. Golden, James Greer, Dr. Joe Hooker, Harold Warr, Lawrence Koonze and Billie Clyde Duncan

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University, Tyler, TX 75701.

Services will be under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to HomePlace Hospital, a part of The Hospice of East Texas, to Dr. Lazel Augustus and Dr. Craig Gunter, and to the Nursing Staff on the 6th floor of East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX.

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


Graveside services for Franklin Don "Donny" May, Jr., 32, will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:30pm in Dallas, Texas at Laurel Land Cemetery with Darrel Lee Cobb officiating.

Mr. May passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Mesquite, Texas. He was born April 12, 1979 in Dallas, Texas. He attended school in Joaquin and graduated in Dallas, TX.

He is survived by father, Don May and stepmother Mary May of Joaquin, Texas; mother Shirley Howard and stepfather, Larry Howard of Mesquite, TX; brother David May of Redwood, MN; sister Lee Ann May of Dallas and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


John Dean Windham, 74, of Bossier City, Louisiana, formerly of Center, passed away on October 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1936 in Center, Texas to John Desmond Windham and Maude Mahan Windham. Mr. Windham served his country as a Captain in the United States Army and later served his community as Mayor of the City of Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Center with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Rev. Howard Cloudy officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gary Johnson, Johnny Sloan, Luke Motley, David Chadwick, Tom Bartle, John Sancton, Chuck Lunsford and Reggie Graves.

He is survived by:
Wife, Barbara Windham of Bossier City, LA

Three Sons:
Brad Windham of Center
John Phillip Windham and wife, Chana of Shreveport, LA
Michael Windham and wife, Michelle of Bossier City, LA

Four Granddaughters:
Colleen, Sarah, Jessica and Rebecca

Brother-in-law, Charlie Bussey and wife, Lucretia

Sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lout and husband, Howard

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, John and Maude Windham
Sisters, Fay Nell Reeves and Joyce Spivey
Brother, Quinn Munnerlyn

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
You may pay your respects to John Dean at Watson & Sons Funeral Home throughout the day Saturday.


10/04/2011

Lee Ballard, 25, of Missouri City, passed away on October 3, 2011. He was born on November 1, 1985 in Houston, Texas to Michael Lee Ballard and Melinda Sue Brooks White.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Tom Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Hawkins, Kenneth Hawkins, John Brooks, Frank Lenz, Brian Christianson and Elliot Christianson.

He is survived by:

Father, Mike Ballard and wife, Kim of Houston

Mother, Melinda White and husband, Dale of Missouri City

Sister, Melanie Ballard of Tenaha

Grandmothers:
Jean Ballard and husband, Stacy of Tenaha
Joyce Brooks of Tenaha

Step Grandparents, Ray and Fern White of Deer Park

Nephews, Caleb and Michael Ballard of Tenaha

Girlfriend, Jeannette Morales of Sugarland

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandfathers, Jerry Don Ballard and Marlin Reed Brooks
Uncles, Bryan Ballard and Billy Brooks

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


John Brinton Hargrove, 24, of Shelbyville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 4, 1987 to Johnny Hargrove and Connie Taylor Hargrove. John was a member of the Oakland Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Sunday School at Hawthorne Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Raines, Bro. Larry Chandler and Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Preston Parker, Jessie Vaughn, Justin Hughes, Russell Stroope, Richard Sharp Jr., Devon McMahon, Allen Weeks and Mike Welsh. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jackson, Jerrick Hargrove, Joey Lawson, Carlos Taylor and Justin Welsh.

He is survived by:
Parents, Johnny and Connie Hargrove of Shelbyville

Wife, Julie Hargrove of Shelbyville

Brother, Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Jessica Hargrove and fiancé, Robert Jackson of Shelbyville
Kim Bridges of Center
Cindy Sharp and husband, Richard of Joaquin

Nephews:
Jerrick Hargrove of Shelbyville
Richard Sharp Jr. of Joaquin

Nieces:
Amanda Miller and husband, Cody of Center
Kasey Hargrove of Joaquin

Mother-in-law, Ramona McMahon of Shelbyville

Grandmother, Judy English of Shelbyville

Great Nephews:
Klayton Lewis of Joaquin
Christian E.Z. Lewis of Joaquin

Special Family, Ben and Shirley Brittain of Shelbyville

Special Friends, Maggie and Gracie Vaughn

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Hollis and Allene Hargrove
Bill and Verna Taylor

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


10/03/2011

James Paul Dockens, 81, of Joaquin, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 in Center. He was born in the Aiken community of Shelby County on April 20, 1930 to Arlie Dockens and Ressie Grant Dockens. Mr. Dockens was an avid trail rider and a member of the Sam Houston Mounted Quadrille. He was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover and Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Alford, Gregg Eddins, Earl Danley, Ray Martin, Billy Martin and Cody Swan. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Martin and Jody Dockens.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dorothy Ann Dockens of Joaquin

Daughters:
Julie Ashby and husband Craig of Odem
Audrey Richard Nixon and husband, Haskell of Gary

Sons:
James Ray Dockens of Waxahachie
Kenneth Paul Dockens and wife, Karen of Waxahachie
Derral Martin of Milano

Twenty Grandchildren
Twenty-eight Great Grandchildren
One Great-Great Grand

Sister, Joy Eddins of De Kalb

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arlie and Ressie Dockens
Son, Robert Earl Dockens
Brother, Leon Dockens

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


10/01/2011

Linda Lee Stark Smith, 79, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on August 20, 2011 at 4:49 p.m. at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Linda was born on November 24, 1931 in Huntington, West Virginia to Stanley and Ann Stark. She grew up in Russell, Kentucky with her parents and two siblings, Stan and Chloe Ann. Linda attended grade school and high school in her home town and later business school. She married George H. Stephenson and they had two sons Gregory and Jeffrey Stephenson. Linda worked many jobs, including switchboard operator and Welcome Wagon hostess. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir. Linda moved to Indiana and was re-married to James T. Smith. She and Jim moved from Indianapolis to Shelbyville, Texas where they built, and for many years ran Smith's Acres, a general store with a small fish camp.

They enjoyed visits from their children and their families, Jeff and Greg as well as Jim's three children, Jenny, Sandy, and James. Linda also enjoyed working for the Sheriff's Office as a receptionist and they loved their small country church. After Jim died, Linda stayed a bit longer in Texas, and then moved back to Indiana. She lived with her son Jeff for awhile before moving into AHEPA apartments where she lived for a few years, before moving to Autumn Glen. Linda is survived by two step daughters, Jennie Troxell (Kermitt) of Markleville, Indiana and Sandy Crail (Roger) of Pendleton, Indiana. One step-son, James T. Smith, Jr. (Patsy) of Ava, Mo. Two sons, Greg Stephenson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Jeff Stephenson (Debbie) of Indianapolis, Indiana. She simply loved the fact that she had fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother Stan Stark (Clare) of Ironton, Ohio and her little dog Dollie.

Linda is predeceased by husband James Smith, sister Chloe Ann Stark Hollinger and parents Stanley and Ann Stark.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Facility/Community Room 2250 Harvest Moon Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46229. The service will be officiated by Senior Pastor of North Eastwood Christian Church, Michael Percifield and Joe Hammond with Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, both of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Following the service will be visitation with family to complete the "Celebration of Life" cake and punch will be served. Memorial donation suggestion: Autumn Glen Activity Fund. Linda would be thrilled to know that you donated your love to the Activity Fund. Linda loved their partys, outings and fun times together and would be happy to know her friends have been brought joy, through your donation.

Our family would like to thank Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community for all of their love and support while Linda made her home there. Quotation from Linda: "If it is your will, I will" Noted from her 1949 senior high school yearbook; "A jolly girl who keeps conversation lively". Linda's cremains will be interred at her final resting place next to her love, James Smith at Wimberley Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

Memorial Service for Linda S. Smith will be held Friday, October 7, 2011. The funeral procession will begin at 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the Shelby County Sheriff Office in Center, with graveside memorial service at Wimberly Cemetery, Huxley, with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

09/29/2011

Mr. David Wayne Burgin, age 57, of Nacogdoches County, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Mr. Burgin was born July 22, 1954, in Nacogdoches County to the late Alma Littlefield Day and Walter Burgin. He was employed by A&W Bearings in shipping, receiving, and delivery department and had a love for the outdoors. David was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School.

He is survived by his wife, Janette Burgin of Nacogdoches County; son, Wayne Burgin and wife Latricia of Timpson; son, Gary Burgin and wife Britni of Garrison; daughter, Amanda Burgin of Center; daughter, Lori Austin of League City; son, Mack Austin of Austin; brother, Donnie Burgin of Nacogdoches; brother, Thomas Day and wife Kimberly of Wichita, Kansas; sister, Linda Jones and husband Dusty of Nacogdoches; brother, Bob Day and wife Cidney of Douglass; granddaughter, Jessica Burgin; and grandsons, Dustin Burgin, Matthew Burgin, Brayden Miller, and Zane Miller.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Josh Walters and Bro. Jim Rhoads officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery, located on County Road 411 in Woden.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Burgin, Thomas Day, Eddy Arnold, Mack Austin, and Mike Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Butler and Dan Casper.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


09/27/2011

Clarence E. Braddock III, 28, tragically passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on Sunday, July 3, 1983 in Galveston, Texas.

Clarence is survived by his loving mother, Diane Sullivan and husband, Clivey of Center, Texas; father, Clarence E. Braddock Jr. of Palestine, Texas; siblings, Bryan Neal and wife, Lisa of Cleveland, Texas, John Neal and wife, Melissa of Livingston, Texas, Leanne Mason and husband, Doyle of Livingston, Texas; Neal Braddock and wife Stephanie of Alvin, Texas, Jodie Braddock and wife, Tracy of Alvin, Texas; fiancé, Christie Mauldin and children Lane and Alyssa of Santa Fe, Texas; along with numerous other loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Clarence had a passion for fishing; he was loved by many and will be truly missed.

Visitation for Clarence will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. A graveside service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

All service arrangements were handled under the combined care of Neal Funeral Home and Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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


09/26/2011

Sandra Howard Tillotson, 61, of Timpson, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 21, 1950 in Wynn, Arkansas to George Oliver Howard and Dorothy Marie Roach Howard. She owned and operated Howard Happy Cooker for many years.

As per her request, Mrs. Tillotson’s body has been donated to the Anatomical Board of the State of Texas and Parker College of Chiropractic.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 29, 2011.

Mrs. Tillotson is survived by:
Daughter, Kim Sanders and husband, Rusty of Center

Sons:
Michael Howard of Center
David Tillotson and wife, Marie of Joaquin
Timothy Jackson of LaVergne, Tennessee

Eight Grandchildren

Nine Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Brenda Marie Howard of Porter
Donna Locke and husband, Pete of Porter

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George and Dorothy Howard
Brothers, George Howard and Gerald Howard
Grandson, Davis Tillotson
Great Granddaughter, Kaley Lee

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


Carmon Williams, 70, of Milam, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011 at VA Hospital in Pineville, LA.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born March 29, 1941 to James Prentice Williams and Willie Opal (McCoy) Williams. He served in the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, J.P. & Willie Williams, Brother, Ronald Williams and Jimmie Opal Williams.

He is survived by:
Brother:
Waydean Williams of Center
Sister:
Sandra Avon Newman & husband, Danny of Spring
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


09/25/2011

Tania Trejo-Uribe, 18, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler after a brief battle with cancer.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 14, 1992 in Mexico, DF to Juan Trejo and Maria Teresa Uribe. She was a student at Tenaha High School where she was a member of the band and soccer team.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Juan & Teresa Trejo of Tenaha
3 Sisters:
Janeth Trejo
Amy Trejo
Suly Trejo
Grandparents:
Antonio & Victoria Uribe
Meliton Trejo and Maria Rodriquez
2 Uncles:
Armando Trejo & Sara Damian
Gustavo Trejo & Griselda Perez
Numerous Cousins, Family and Friends
Pallbearers:
Juan Trejo, Armando Trejo, Gustavo Trejo,
Antonio Uribe, Juan Gonzalez and Francisco Gonzalez

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


09/23/2011

Johnny Ray Renfro of Timpson, Texas went home to be with our Heavenly Father, September 22, 2011 at his home in Timpson after a battle with lung cancer. He was born December 15, 1941 in Waterman, Shelby County, Texas to the late Marshall and Lois Allison Renfro. He was a graduate of Timpson High School, Class of 1959, a member of the fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Pasadena, Texas and a member of the Timpson Masonic Lodge. He moved to Houston, Texas in the early sixties and began a career with Houston Lighting and Power later to become CenterPoint Energy before serving in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War. Upon returning home from service, Johnny picked up his career with CenterPoint Energy and was a crew leader for substation maintenance. he retired in 1997 and moved to Timpson. Johnny didn't get out and go a lot but that didn't stop him from vitiation with family and friends and those checking on the sick, having a fun conversation, calling to say "hello", just keeping in touch whether it was someone right down the road, across town or in another city. he enjoyed talking to people and helping others. Johnny's love for children has been evident throughout his life. Precious memories will be held close to the heart of many young people whose lives have been touched by Uncle Johnny. he will be deeply, deeply missed. Left to cherish his memory is his best friend and devoted wife of 48 years, Louise Hudson Renfro; his sister, Marcia Kesterton and husband Hollis of Longview; sister-in-law, Gerry Powdrill of Timpson; mother-in-law, Helen Hudson of Timpson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Shirley Powers of Timpson. Others left to treasure his memory are many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Lee Powdrill and nephews, Michael Eldridge and Patrick J. Powers.

Funeral services for Johnny Ray Renfro will be held at 10 am, Monday, September 26, 2011, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6pm - 8pm, Sunday, September 25, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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


Mary Lois Rash, 49, died Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Parkland Hospital in Dallas after an illness. She was born September 28, 1961 in Dallas to Gaston L. and Evelyn Jones Ray. Mary was a CNA with Outreach Home Health in Hemphill. Mary was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Milam.

She is survived by her husband Derrick Rash of Hemphill, two brothers; Mike Ray of Broaddus and Jimmy Ray of Portland, OR, three sisters; Betty of Oklahoma, Sue "Susie" Brown of Hemphill and Carol Taylor and husband Ronnie of McKinney, TX.

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until service time, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM in the Springhill Cemetery, Springhill Rd, Hemphill, TX.

Funeral services under the direction of Starr Funeral Home Hemphill, Texas. Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.starrfuneralhome.com


09/22/2011

Robert E. Wedgeworth, 81, of Center, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Willis Knighton North Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was born in Jasper, Texas on October 6, 1929 to Elmer Wedgeworth and Marjorie Hancock Wedgeworth.  Mr. Wedgeworth was a member of the Dewitt Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 29 in Jasper and Family Life Christian Life Fellowship in Sugarland.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae and John Daniels officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Cartwright, Howard Daniel, Duke Sparks, Robert Sparks, Todd Sparks and Rob Terry.  Honorary pallbearers will be Totty Schulte, John Rolf, Al Lout and Duane Lout.

He is survived by:
Wife, Yvonne Goodwyn Wedgeworth of Center

Daughters:
Robbie Mashiter and husband, Philip of Saudi Arabia
Tammy Daniel and husband, John of Center

Three Grandchildren:
Josh Cartwright of Missouri City
Holly Cartwright of Center
Dean Evans of Houston

Sister, Rose Ellen Sparks of Jasper

Aunt, Alma Gabbert of Jasper

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer and Marjorie Wedgeworth
Son-in-law, Michael Calhoun

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


Betty G. Pittman, 70 of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in Garrison, Texas. She was born September 4, 1941 in LaBell, Texas to Alvin Verrett and Irene Galloway Verrett. She was a homemaker and attended Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be held at 10am Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas with Rev. Ryan King and Rev. Steve Hartt officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Marlen Pittman of Garrison, Texas

Mother, Irene Ferrett of Pasadena, Texas

Son, Douglas Pittman and wife Tammy of Katy, Texas

Daughters:
Kimberly Kelly of Houston, Texas
Tallie Claypool and husband David of Stockton, California

9 Grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

Sisters:
Geraldine Cribbs of Pasadena, Texas
hattie Riggins and husband Butch of Blackjack, Texas
Helen Howard and husband Rockey of Austin, Texas

Brother, Melvin Verrett of Pasadena, Texas

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


09/20/2011

Nathaleen Davis Duncan, 87, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her home. She was born in Shelby County on April 12, 1924 to Herman Davis and Annie Campbell Davis. Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. David Permenter and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Chris Duncan, Chad Groves, Brad Groves, Wesley Groves, Michael Permenter, Steven McCann, Ron Hughes and Charles Connor. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.

She is survived by:
Three daughters: Brenda Permenter and husband, David of Grand Cane, Louisiana; Christa Groves and husband, Jerry of Logansport, Louisiana; Mitzi Harris and husband, Adrian of Logansport, Louisiana

Seven Grandchildren: Chris Duncan and wife, Diana; Jennifer McCann and husband, Steven; Chad Groves and wife, Rachel; Brad Groves and wife, Holly; Natalie Hughes and husband, Ron; Michael Permenter and wife, Autumn; Wesley Groves

Six Great Grandchildren: Ebbie Kate McCann, Vivy Anne Hughes, Duncan Bain McCann, Koby Lamar Groves, Callie Catherine Groves, and Mitchell Keith Permenter

Step-grandchildren: Shandria Moon and husband, Jason; Susan Harris and Ben Burns

Step-great grandchildren: Landon, Summer, and Hali Moon

Brother, Buck Davis and wife, Mae of Center

Sister, Bonnie Belrose of Center

Sister-in-law, Avis Duncan of Huxley

Very special friend, Joyce May

Very special grandson, Charles Connor

Preceded in death by: Parents, Herman and Annie Davis; Husband, Bro. Lamar Duncan, Infant daughter, Glenda; Three Sisters; One Brother

A “special thanks” to Louisiana HomeCare in Mansfield, Louisiana; to Superior Hospice in Mansfield, Louisiana; to Willis Knighton North “Assessment Center”, and to LifeShare Blood Center.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Duncan’s name to LifeShare Blood Center, 8910 Linwood, Shreveport, Louisiana or a charity of your choice.

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


09/19/2011

Jacob Brent Hughes, 22, of Center, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at College Station Medical Center. He was born in Nacogdoches on December 21, 1988 to Lance Hughes and Bridget Jackson Hughes. Jacob graduated from Center High School in 2007 and was currently pursuing a degree in Wildlife Ecology Conservation at Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Science. He was a member of the Wildlife Conservation Club.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Clay Ihlo, Koby Youngblood, D.J. Allen, Dean Mize, Jacob Hudspeth, Travis Wallach, Justin French and Ryan Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers will be Wil Blackshear, Tyler Patterson, Arjun Atholi and Durrell Harris.

He is survived by:
Parents, Bridget and Lance Hughes of Timpson

Sister, Holly Hughes of Timpson

Grandparents:
Sandra and Bob Hughes of Center
Patricia and Jimmy Jackson of Shelbyville

Great Grandparents, Willie and Herbert A. Elliott of Shelbyville

Cousin, Carly Collins of Center

Numerous cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacob’s name to Shelby County Ducks Unlimited c/o Shelby Savings Bank.

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


09/17/2011

Buddy Willoughby, 85, of Center, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011 in San Augustine. He was born in Center on April 15, 1926 to Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie Alaf Byrd Willoughby. Mr. Willoughby was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Cosby, Wesley Yates, Tim Ford, Ken Willoughby, Jerry Willoughby, Wayne Willoughby.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Kenneth Willoughby and wife Mary of DeRidder, Louisiana
Jerry Willoughby and wife Peggy of Jasper
Larry Cosby and wife Melissa of Hudson

Daughter, Sandra Kaye Ford and husband Timothy of Center

Nine Grandchildren
Seven Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Betty Chambliss and husband Charles of Lufkin

Brother, Wayne Willoughby of San Augustine

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Henry C. Willoughby and Tressie A. Willoughby
Wife, Virginia Helen Willoughby
Sister, Rosa Mae Sepulvado
Granddaughters, Baby Willoughby and Scheri Leeth

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


09/16/2011

Kenneth Wayne Neal was born February 20, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas to Bessie (Eberlan) and the late Huron Neal. He entered into rest in Lufkin, Texas September 13, 2011, attaining the age of 58 years, 5 months and 24 days.

Mr. Neal was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years as a truck driver.

He is survived by his sons Scotty Neal of Shelbyville, Texas and Nathan Neal and wife Kea of San Augustine, Texas; daughter Jennifer Neal of Orange, Texas; mother Bessie Bryan of San Augustine; sisters Vonda Rachal of Lufkin and Kayla Moore of Washington, D.C.; brothers Perry Neal, Gary Neal and Terry Neal - all of Kennard, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 17, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Skipper Eberlan officiating. Burial will be in the Rocky Hill Cemetery in Angelina County. Pallbearers will be Gary Neal, Perry Neal, Terry Neal, Joe Lynn Musick, James Darren Musick and Stephen Hanks.

Visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2011, 5:00 til 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Robers Funeral Home.

Online condolences and obituaries may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


09/15/2011

Dannie Laried “Dan” Griffin, 64, of Houston, passed away on August 24, 2011 in his home. He was born in Center on November 1, 1946 to Dick and Clara Griffin.

Mr. Griffin will be missed by many friends and family.

A private memorial service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:
One son, Ray Griffin and wife, Kerri of Center

Three Granddaughters, Keni, Kesli, and Kaci Griffin of Center

Three Brothers:
Richard Griffin and wife, Mary Ann of Center
Jerry Griffin and wife, Phyllis of Center
Bobby Griffin of Lufkin

Nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dick and Clara Griffin

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


09/14/2011

Bobby Scarber, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Center. He was born in Center on January 4, 1951 to Robert D. Scarber and Ann Campbell Scarber.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Brady Scarber, Brett Scarber, Danny Paul Bush, Danny Flores, Matt Griffith and Sammy Furlow.

He is survived by:

Mother, Ann Campbell Scarber of Huxley

Brothers:
Mike Scarber and wife, Tammie of Center
Marty Scarber and wife, Tammy of Rowlett

Nieces:
Tamra Flores and husband, Danny of Rowlett
Allyson Griffith and husband, Matt of Rockwall
Kristine Barton of Center

Nephews:
Brady Scarber and wife, Whitney of Center
Brett Scarber of Center

Great Nieces:
Amber Griffith and Carly Griffith

Great Nephews:
Tucker Scarber, Jaxon Flores, Tyce Scarber, Troy Griffith and Dylan Griffith

Preceded in death by:
Father, Robert D. Scarber
Niece, Misty Bush
Great Niece, Macy Bush

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


09/13/2011

Penny Ann Basham, 43 of Port Arthur, passed away September 12, 2011 in Missouri. She was born March 16, 1968 in Galveston, Texas to Coy and Vera Basham. Local survivors include brothers, Jessie Basham of Tenaha, Luke Basham, and Robert Basham of Joaquin and a sister, Judy Horton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Vera Basham; brother, Mick Basham all of Tenaha.

A private family memorial service will be held at Broussard Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas on September 17, 2011 at 12 noon with cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses may be made to an account set up at Citizens State Bank in Tenaha.


09/12/2011

Mrs. Novis Nell Williams, 85, of San Augustine, passed from this life early Monday morning, September 12, 2011, in San Augustine, Texas.

A native of San Augustine County, Texas, Novis was born to Ethel Mae (Wade) Fox and John Mult Fox on June 5, 1926. She was a Owner of a Beauty Shop in Port Arthur, Texas for a number of years and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held on 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2011, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Doug Fincher and Bro. Brent Uzzell officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Flock Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday evening, September 16, 2011, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Her survivors include: Daughter: Jacque Williams of Bronson; Grandchildren: Leigh Heather Junek pf Spring, Shelly Renee Duey of Bakersfield, California, and Colby Wade Ross and his wife, Kecia; Great-Grandchildren: Tyler Beardsley, Hannah Beardsley, Wade Duey, Andrew Wade Junek, Kaitlin Anne Junek and Lincoln Wade Ross; and Sister: Laverne Johnson of Huntsville.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ira Gerald Williams in 1998.

Online condolences and obituary may be viewed and posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Kaitlyn Elise Flaherty was born on May 15, 1996 in Dallas, Texas to Sean and Bridget Britt Flaherty. She went dancing into the open arms of her Lord September 8, 2011.

Kaitlyn attended Midlothian High School where she was a member of the Student Council and the Pantherette’s. She was very active in the Youth Ministry at FUMC and was a VBS Leader. She loved dancing all her life especially with the Rhythm Dancers and On the Move Dance Studio. She was a MYF Cheerleader and a member of the Junior Honor Society.

Kaitlyn will be remembered for her beautiful smile and spirit, along with her love for pink and lots of “bling”. She was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. She will be missed by all whose lives came into contact with her.

Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Midlothian with Rev. Allyson Paxton officiating.

She is survived by:

Parents: Sean and Bridget Flaherty of Midlothian, TX

Brothers: Ryan and Kyle Flaherty of Midlothian, TX

Grandparents: Jennifer and Huey Britt of Center, TX; the late Martin and Audrey Flaherty

Great Grandparents: Birdie and the late James Harrison; and the late Rosie T. Britt

Aunts and Uncles:
Bruce and Teresa Britt, Benita and Randy Collard, Tim and Carol Flaherty, Jim Flaherty, Kurt and JoAnne Flaherty, Gregg and Sue Flaherty, Eileen and John Jasper, Dan Flaherty, Tom Flaherty and Trish Flaherty

Numberous great Aunts and Uncles

Cousins:
Erica Eddins, Abbey Eddins, Wade Collard, Blake Collard, Brayden Britt, Trista Britt, Brett Flaherty, Preston Flaherty, Danny Webb, Andrea Cox, Melanie Beinlich, Matt Flaherty, Julie Flaherty-Cheatham, Amy Flaherty-Hartman, Mike Flaherty, Brooke Jasper-Traweek, Marty Jasper, Meaghan Flaherty and Zachary Flaherty

Condolence may be sent to: Sean Flaherty 3602 Plum Creek CT, Midlothian, TX 76065.

In Lieu of flowers

Kaitlyn Elise Flaherty Memorial Scholarship Fund
C/o Citizens National Bank
1021 East Hwy 287
Midlothian, TX 76065
1-877-938-4300

One scholarship awarded annually to a Midlothian High School senior pursuing a degree in education.


Sue Campbell Davis, 67, of Center, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Garrison Nursing Home. She was born in Center on February 23, 1944 to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell. Mrs. Davis was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Aubie McSwain and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ken Muckleroy, Rusty Davis, Gary Mize, Michael Lee, Lance Hughes and J.L. Berel.

She is survived by:
Sons:
John Davis and wife, Kim of Center
Sean Davis of Timpson

Daughter, Donna Hall and husband, Lee of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Trey Wilson and wife, Danielle, Dusty Davis and wife, Ashley, Ty Wilson, Dandi Davis, Campbell Davis, Madison Davis, Canton Davis, Dyllan Hall, Mallory Hall, Matthew Reynolds, Cameron Reynolds, Tristian Reynolds and William Reynolds.

Great Grandchildren: Aubree Camp, Aidan Davis, Cason Davis, Landry Davis, Kaylee Reynolds and Riley Reynolds

Special Grands: Holly Hughes, Jacob Hughes, Tyler Muckelroy, Abbie Muckelroy, Dean Mize and Marnie Mize

Sister, Eula “Bootsie” Worsham of Center

Brothers:
John Campbell and wife, Ginny of Atlanta, Georgia
Coy Campbell of Center
Glenn Campbell and wife, Inez of Center
Jerry Campbell and wife, Melody of Lewisville
Ken Campbell and wife, Molly of Timpson

Sisters-in-law:
Earline Austin of Shreveport, Louisiana
Rosemary Campbell of Rodessa, Louisiana
Joy Campbell of Center
Jo Campbell of Austin

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Lizzie Mae Campbell
Sisters, Margie Campbell and Billye Cather
Brothers, Curtis Campbell, E.C. Campbell, Jim Campbell, Otto Campbell, Buster Campbell, Maxie Campbell and Tommy Campbell
Sisters-in-law, Irene Campbell and Faye Campbell
Brother-in-law, E.F. “Kicks” Worsham

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


09/09/2011

Mrs. Glenda Greer (58), died September 7, 2011, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, September, 10, 2011, at 2pm, St. John Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Rev. Winston Kibbles will be officiating. Burial will be at Timpson Cemetery in Timpson Texas.

Survivors: 2 sons- Carlos Raspberry of Nacogdoches, Texas & Leotis Davis of Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 daughter- LaShanna Davis of Nacogdoches, Texas, 2 brothers- Willie Glenn Greer of Houston, Texas, and John Greer Timpson, Texas, and 3 sisters- Peggy Greer of Nacogdoches, Texas, Carol Sue Greer of Houston, Texas, and Lillie Jean Goss of Tenaha, Texas.

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel 6-8p, Friday, September, 9, 2011.


Harlan F. Adams, 90, of Center, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. He was born on January 6, 1921 in Shelby County to Henry F. Adams and Maudie Soape Adams. Mr. Adams served in the United States Army from June 2, 1942 to May 17, 1945. He was a member of the Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and a past member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge No. 32 in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm