03/10/2019

Funeral services for Frances Pearl Armstrong Hanson, 95, of Lufkin will be held Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mardy Guidry officiating. Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Hanson was born January 25, 1924 in Douglass, Texas to the late Della (Smith) and Henry V. Armstrong, and died Friday, March 8, 2019 in a local nursing home.

Formerly of Center, Mrs. Hanson had resided in Lufkin for 43 years. She worked in the cafeteria at Hudson ISD for 15 years and had served as a Cub Scout Leader and Den Mother. Mrs. Hanson was fondly referred to as a dinosaur; they don’t make them like her anymore. She was very energetic, dressed elegantly, was very aware of her appearance, and met her goal of living to 95. She was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Mrs. Hanson was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: 
Her daughter and son-in-law: LaDeva and Richard McGee of Hudson

Sons and daughters-in-law: 
George Elton, Jr. and Judy Hanson of Angleton
Lowell and Sarah Hanson of the Woods Community in Panola County

Grandchildren and their spouses: 
Alan and Robin Burnett
Dacia and Sid Ballow
Carla and Dale Hite
Ricky and Glenda McGee
Chrissie and Steve Leshikar
Keith and Pam Malzman
Brenda and Travis Sakellaridis
Kevin Hanson
Dustin and Nikki Hanson

Eight great-grandchildren

Nine great-great-grandchildren

Sister: Nelda Lawson of Alto 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Elton Hanson, Sr. in 2001; grandson, Pat Burnett; and six brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Alan Burnett, Justin Jordan, Stephen Burnett, Kevin Hanson, and Dustin Hanson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 151125, Lufkin, Texas 75915.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon prior to the services.

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

03/10/2019

Mary Elizabeth Little, 74, of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Timpson.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison with Steven Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Little was born September 15, 1944, in Timpson, to Robert Little and Ruby Ford Little. She loved arts and crafts and spending time with her children. She was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by:
Her sons: 
James Ray Deason
Jerry Deason and wife Michelle
Mark Deason
John Deason
Billy Deason

Daughters: 
Elizabeth Cox and husband Frank
Felicia Long

11 grandchildren

16 great-grandchildren

10 great-great-grandchildren

Stepsister: Mary Alice Brown.

Preceded in death by brothers, Billy Little, Robert Little; parents, Robert Little and Ruby Ford Little.
Special thanks to HeartsWay Hospice Staff - Tiffany, Angela and Bobby.

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

 

03/08/2019

Linda Gail Holley, 63, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers and Bro. Edlon Hamilton officiating.

Ms. Holley was born December 4, 1955, in Channelview, to Exie D. Nettles and Dorothy Ella Ubnosky Nettles. She coached girl’s golf teams, during which time she lead several teams to State tournaments. Ms. Holley held the title “Ladies Club Champion” at Center Country Club. 

She is survived by her husband, William T. “Willie” Holley Jr. of Tenaha; children, James Anthony “Tony” Wurz and wife Kathleen of Wylie, Roger Eldon Holley and wife Sharla of Tenaha, Amanda Marie Holley Cranford and husband Shane of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Aidan Wurz, Dalton Holley, Delaney Holley, Jason Turner, Jax Turner, Kylie Cranford, Kolin Cranford; parents, Exie D. Nettles and Dorothy Ella Ubnosky Nettles; sisters, Ella Jean DePalma of Huntsville, Carole Keller of Houston, Mary Rasberry of Denton; nieces and nephews, David DePalma, Ruth Murphy, Debbi DePalma, Kelli Beckwith, Kasey Pazdernik, Bo Taylor Charles.

Pallbearers will be Jose Beatriz, Katona Beatriz, Shanan Shofner, Donny Moody, Scott Cammack and Todd Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Holley Services Inc. Employees.

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

03/07/2019

Susan Leah Golding, 61 of Asheville, North Carolina entered heaven on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  

II Corinthians 5:8: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Luke 23:43: “Jesus answered him, I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Golding was born September 5, 1957 in Port Arthur to Thurman Ross “TR” Golding and Hazel Fields Golding.

She is survived by:
Sisters:
Carole Sonmor of Houston
Sandra Palmer and husband Johnny of Nacogdoches
Patricia Elizondo and husband Joe of San Antonio
Debbie Lawson and husband Mark Sr. of Groves. 

She is also survived by:
Aunts:
Maxine Christian of Tenaha
Beth Golding of Winnie

Nephews: 
Lee Sonmor
Kyle Sonmor
Steven Frioux
Mark Lawson Jr.
Chad Lawson
Tyler Lawson

Nieces:
Kim Knox
Angela Sturm
Kristen Frioux
Jennifer Hobson
Christie Council.

She is preceded in death by parents Thurman Ross Golding and Hazel Fields Golding Lloyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Dream Center of SETX. This outreach seeks to restore and transform lives “by a supernatural understanding of God’s love.”

Information may be obtained at www.beaumontdreamcenter.org

03/06/2019

Infant Ana'stasia Williams of San Augustine passed away Monday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral service is at 1pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Corinth Baptist Church, Sexton, Texas. Interment at Corinth Cemetery, Sexton with Pastor Collins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Kiana Watts of San Augustine

Father, Monterrio Williams of Center

Grandmother, Lutishia Barnes of San Augustine

Grandfather, Maurice Watts, Jr. of San Augustine

Grandmother, Farah Williams of Center

Obituary submitted by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

03/06/2019

Elmer Ray Roberts, 82 of Timpson, passed away Monday morning, March 4, 2019 at Garrison Nursing Home, Garrison, Texas.

Wake is Friday night, 6:30to 8pm, March 8, 2019 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson. Funeral service is at 1pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson. Interment is at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor J.T. Harris officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Annie Neal Crockett of Timpson

Daughter, Shareka Roquemore of Shreveport, LA

Son, Ricardo Crockett of Houston

4 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Lena Williams of Timpson
Corine Hooper of Austin

Brother, George Roberts, Jr. of Freeport

Obituary submitted by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

03/04/2019

Larry Ray McDonald, 56, of Garrison, passed away on March 3, 2019 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on June 9, 1962 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Garrison Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. E.J. Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Larry was raised in Garrison, Texas. He worked many years in the trucking industry, and as a logger. Before his health failed Larry would enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family. Drinking coffee every morning with his brother, Gayle and his mother, Barbara was a favorite for him. His pride and joy were his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Larry was an active member and trustee of First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. He loved the Lord and enjoyed serving him. 

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Fay McDonald; brother, Norman Gayle McDonald Jr.; sister, June Ann Barclay and husband Floyd; nieces, Cassie Puckett and husband Michael, Brittany Lee and husband Chris, Brooklynn McDonald and fiancé Marty; Kaitlyn Broadway; nephews, Kristopher Stockman, Austin McDonald and wife Kelcie, Trevor Broadway, Tristian McDonald; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Norman Gayle McDonald Sr.; grandparents, Maude and Ollie Dee McDonald, Faylene Barbee, and Chester Chandler.

Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison is in charge of arrangements.

03/04/2019

Royce G. Buckley Sr., 81, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Buckley was born in a log cabin November 17, 1937, in Huxley, to B.C. Buckley and Mattie Lee Armstreet Buckley.  He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #132, where he was a Master Mason.  He was also a member of Boilermakers #374 and Martinsville Church of Christ.

Mr. Buckley is survived by:

Children:
Deborah Edwards and husband James of Waxahachie
Royce Buckley Jr. and wife Diana of Waxahachie

A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Brothers:
Johnny A Buckley of Huxley
Larry Buckley of Bridge City

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by wife, Marie; wife, Dorthy; parents, B.C. Buckley and Mattie Lee Armstreet Buckley; stepmother, Marjorie Wilburn Buckley.

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

03/04/2019

Paulette Taylor, 76, of Midlothian, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Midlothian.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Pastor Jeff Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mrs. Taylor was born March 21, 1942, in Dayton, to Marvin Lester Hall and Nina Mae Abernathy Hall.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Bryce and fiancé Gary Shreve of Midlothian; grandson, Colton Bryce of Midlothian; brother, Marvin Hall Jr. and wife Marie of Splendora; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Curtis Taylor; parents, Marvin Lester Hall and Nina Mae Abernathy Hall; numerous siblings.

Pallbearers will be Doug Hall, Justin Childers, Ray George, David Bryce Jr, Jacob Johnson, and Mike Blue.

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

03/04/2019

Oscar Dominguez-Perez, 82, of Tenaha passed away on March 3, 2019. He was born on February 5, 1937 in San Vicente, Guerrero, Mexico to Antonio and Rosa Dominguez-Perez. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Magnum Funeral home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will occur on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. 

In his younger days, Oscar served as a police officer for 30 years and served as a judicial officer for seven. When his health started to decline, he made the decision to move to Tenaha and be close to his loved ones. Oscar lived a simple life, where he could be found most of his days outside or playing cards and dominoes. He enjoyed watching old black and white movies, but what he loved the most was spending time with his family. His charm and incredible sense of humor will remain alive in everyone. Oscar was a fighter and leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten. 

Oscar is Survived by:

Daughters:
Leticia Dominguez 
Reyna Dominguez

Sons: 
Oscar Dominguez, Jr
Rodrigo Dominguez 
Darby Dominguez 
Diego Dominguez 

27 Grandchildren 

20 Great-Grandchildren 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Rosa Dominguez-Perez, two brothers, and two sisters. 

Pallbearers will be Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, Hector Pineda, Sr., Miguel Pineda, Hector Pineda, Jr., Edgar Pineda, Antonio Chavez and Patricio Mosqueda.

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


Oscar Dominguez Perez, 82, de Tenaha, TX fallecio el 3 de Marzo, 2019 en Tenaha.

Nacio el 5 de Febrero de 1937 en San Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, a Antonio Dominguez y Rosa Perez Dominguez.

Servicio funebre sera a las 2:00 PM, el Miercoles, 6 de Marzo del 2019 en la Funeraria Mangum en Center.

Visitacion sera de 5:00 a 7:00 PM el Martes, 5 de Marzo en la Funeraria Mangum.

En su juventud Oscar sirvio como judicial por 7 años y como oficial de policia por 30 años en Mexico. Cuando su salud empezo a deteriorarse se mudo para Tenaha a estar cerca de sus seres queridos.

Oscar vivio una vida simple y la mayoria del tiempo lo podrias encontrar afuera jugando baraja o dominos. Disfrutaba ver peliculas antiguas en blanco y negro, pero lo que mas le gustaba era pasar tiempo en familia.

Oscar deja atras un fuerte legado en cuanto a nunca darse por vencido a pesar de su salud, y siempre luchar hasta el final.

Se va extrañar su gran sentido del humor y su recuerdo vivira por siempre.

A Oscar le sobreviven sus hijas: Leticia Dominguez, y Reyna Dominguez; hijos: Oscar Dominguez, Jr., Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, y Diego Dominguez; 27 nietos, y 20 bisnietos.

Portadores de feretro seran, Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, Hector Pineda Sr., Miguel Pineda, Hector Pineda Jr., Edgar Pineda, Arturo Chavez, y Patricio Mosqueda.

03/01/2019

Earl Smith, 87, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on March 1, 2019 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born on July 26, 1931 in Shreveport to Thomas Smith and Patsy Nabors.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Malone officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Earl grew up in Shreveport and attended Fairpark High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and honorably served his country for 21 years. During his career he served in both the Vietnam War and Korean War. He met Leona Wardella Green in Shreveport and the two were married on October 24, 1957. They spent a wonderful life together until Wardella’s passing. Earl enjoyed a plethora of activities and hobbies over his lifetime. He would devote himself 100% to something that sparked interest and then after mastering it, he would move on to the next activity. Some of adventures and pastimes were skydiving, fishing, building and flying model planes, treasure hunting and most recently, working with and on computers. Earl had a brilliant mechanic mind that aided him throughout life. After retiring from the military, he used his talent and expertise working for UPS. 

Earl is survived by his son, David Smith; daughters, Susan Giddens and Stayce Malone; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wardella Smith; parents, Thomas and Patsy Smith; and brother Joel Smith.

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

02/26/2019

Audrianna Alexis “Lexi” Jones, 12, died February 22, 2019. Lexi was a 7th grade middle school student at Center Middle School in Center, Texas. Lexi was born on May 31, 2006.

Funeral service is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church (117 Cora Street Center, Texas) at 1:00pm. Bishop Howard Cloudy will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hicks Chapel, from the hours of 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Committal is at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Lexi leaves to cherish her memories:

Father, O’Neal Jones Jr.
Mother, Audrey Marie Jones

Grandfather, O’Neal Jones Sr.

Grandmothers:
Earlene Jones-McDaniel
Lucille Bell-Jones
Teresa Vinton-Martinez
Mary Ellis

Brothers:
O’Neal Jones III (Judy) of Tyler, TX
J’von Jones (Itzel) of Center, TX
Ronnie Williams (Amanda) of Center, TX
Dedrick Williams (Chaz) of Center, TX

Sisters:
Michele Hutchinson (Cedric) of Nacogdoches, TX
Chelby Ellis of Pearsall, TX

Nephews:
O’Neal Jones IV of Tyler, TX
Liam Jones of Center, TX
Rush Rodriquez, Pearsall, TX

Nieces:
Imani Jones of Tyler, TX
Aniya Jones of Tyler, TX
Na’Zyiah Jones of Tyler, TX
Xaira Jones of Center, TX
Sophia Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX
Journey Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX
Christlin Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX

Father's Siblings: Elizabeth Valentine (Robert) of Shreveport, LA, Roy Andrews (Cynthia) of San Antonio, TX Earnestine Patton (Elton) of The Colony, TX, Onetta Nuahui (Abraham) of Lewisville, TX, Twyiana Jones, Essie Brown, of Nacogdoches, TX Earnest Bailey (Dorothy), Calvin Jones (Rachel) Danny Brown (Bernice), Sandra De Richards (Robert Sr.), Sandra Dean Chumbly (Anthony), Anthony Jones (Ladetria), Mary Barnes, Deloris Johnson, Jerry Bell, Jimmy Bell, Dameon Jones, Chadrick Jones all of Center, TX, Robert Richards (Kathryn) of Odessa, TX

Mother Siblings: Carlos Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Richard Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Frank Ellis (Sylvia) Devine, TX, Chris Ellis (Debbie) Waskom, TX, Vida Valenzuela (Benito) Dilley, TX, Mary Ann Elizondo, Giddness, TX, Bianca Marshall (Casey) San Marcos, TX

God Parents: Elton and Earnestine Patton

God Uncle: Brent Dance

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary at 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935 www.hicksmortuary.net

02/28/2019

Joseph David Peters of Celina, Texas passed away on February 27, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born on October 10, 1942 to Russell and Claryce (Hairgrove) Peters in Timpson, Texas. Joseph graduated in 1961 from Timpson High School and continued his education at Stephen F. Austin University where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree. Joseph married Kristin Kay on August 31, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. Joseph loved watching his grandkids in sports and activities. He was a member of Rhea’s Mill Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kristin Peters of Celina, Texas; daughter, Paula Culbreath and husband, Michael of McKinney, Texas; son, Brian Peters of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, London Culbreath of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Ryder Culbreath also of McKinney, Texas; sister, Martha Brothers of Sugarland, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Claryce Peters.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

02/27/2019

Zelma Bolton, 90 of Milam, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill, Texas.

Visitation is all day Friday at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral service is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. Internment is at Buckley Cemetery in Milam, Texas with Pastor H.F. Johnson officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Ruth Henson of Milam
Velma Duncan of Milam

Sons:
Wayne (Shelia) Noble of Jasper
Glenn Noble of Nacogdoches
Curtis Noble of Milam
Linnie (Shelly) Haskins of San Augustine
Robert Bolton of Milam

31 Grandchildren, 41 Great-Grandchildren and 6 Great-great-Grandchildren

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

02/27/2019

Uless Richard, 83 of the New Prospect Community, passed away at his residence in the New Prospect Community in Tenaha, Texas.

He will lay-in-state Saturday, March 2nd from 10am until noon at First Assembly of God in Timpson, Texas with funeral service to follow starting at 12 noon. Internment will be at Friendship Bobo Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Randy Caraway officiating.

Mr. Richard is survived by:

Wife, Jewel Richard of Tenaha

Daughters:
Callie Crooks of Spring, TX
Georgia Walker of Houston, TX
Cartene (Jim) Warner of Houston, TX
Venita (Michael) Standley of Houston, TX

Son, Leonard (Shari) Cherry of Timpson, TX

7 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Elvira Barry of Dallas, TX
Ollie Coleman of Houston, TX
Elvyn Williams of Houston, TX
Rethia Punch of Houston, TX

Brother, Alvin Charles Richard, Jr. of Houston, TX

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

02/27/2019

Robert Harold Collier, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019, at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Mr. Collier was born December 20, 1946, in Norton, Virginia, to Brainard Harold Collier and Mary Christina Collier. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and later retired as a Railroad Conductor.

He is survived by his wife, Lora Collier of Shelbyville; children, Brett Collier and wife Meghan Schollian of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bradley Collier of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brooke Katz and husband Michael of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Kolton Collier and Cooper Collier of Las Vegas, Nevada, Zackary Katz of Las Vegas, Nevada,; stepchildren, Kathryn Massey and husband Andrew of Claremore, Oklahoma, Landon VonSchriltz of Claremore, Oklahoma, Emily Wolf and husband Michael of Claremore, Oklahoma; step grandchildren, Robert Wolf of Claremore, Oklahoma, Elliana Wolf of Claremore, Oklahoma; siblings, Henry Collier and wife Karen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael Collier of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Collier Tearl of Moore, Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brainard Harold Collier and Mary Christina Collier.

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

02/26/2019

Charles Edward Killen, 63, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 23, 2019 in Center. He was born on October 20, 1955 in the McClelland Community of Center to George Franklin Killen and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at McClelland Cemetery in Center with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. 

Charles was an avid outdoorsman who found peace and pleasure hunting and fishing. He also spent much time gardening and manicuring his yard. Both were extremely well kept and immaculate earning him accolades with the entire area. Charles could fix just about anything he got his hands on. When it came to tractors, lawn mowers and other machinery, if you had a problem, you could always go see Charles and he could fix it. He worked with wood as well and was able to make some of the most unique things you have ever seen. He had such a talented and mechanical mind that he used throughout his life. 

Charles is survived by:
His sister: Selma Bush

Niece: Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf

Great-nieces: 
Brandi Smith
Brittany Smith
Alexxis Allender
Halle Adams  

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Killen; siblings, Linda Lou Killen, Glenda Killen and Jerrie Lynn Killen. 

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

02/25/2019

A celebration of life will be held on February 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM for Peggy Chote, who peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Yantis, Texas. She was born March 7, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to J.E. and Bessie Tyre.

Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Peggy was working at Southwest Tablet when she met her beloved husband, Richard. Richard and Peggy married January 11, 1966 and moved to Shelby County in 1972 to start their life together with their daughter, Rejeana. Their love for each other was unwavering, they couldn't have been a more perfect match. They loved and supported each other and showed everyone what true love really is. They opened the first donut shop in Center, Texas, then went on to open Center Printing Co. and ran it for 12 years before retiring at their home in Shelbyville, Texas. 

Peggy played a large part in teaching her entire family the importance of being honest, having integrity, working hard and loving and cherishing family. She was never one to let you walk in her house without offering something to eat.

She enjoyed spending her time playing games with her family, traveling (Her brother James went with them many times), sewing, crafting, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family, which was the most important to her. Hours of stories could be told from all of the adventures she shared while traveling with the love of her life. Their adventures come from thousands of miles of travel across the United States in their R.V., which included multiple visits to Alaska. 

Peggy was a loving, kind, fun, and feisty person with a big heart, who truly loved life. She fought for many years with Alzheimer's and cancer until the Lord called her to rejoice with her beloved and missed friends and family. 

Peggy was proceeded in death by parents; husband, Richard A. Chote; brothers, James E. Tyre Jr. and Charles W. Tyre. 

Peggy is survived by daughters Sheila A. Harris and husband, Gordon Harris of East Tawakoni, Texas and Rejeana D. Littles and Fiancé, John Jeansonne of Yantis; sister, Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan Bishop, Monica Barrington, Cory Littles and Kacie Arriaga; six great-grandchildren, Crystal Sallings, Deanna & Jacob Barrington, McKynlee Hilton and Brooke & Brayden Bishop; three great great - grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

02/25/2019

Bettye Jean Dean, 73, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on February 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1945 in Center, Texas to Huey Oliver and Imogene Taylor. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Bettye grew up in Houston and attended Smiley High School. In 1980, she married the love of her life, Jody Dean and the two resided in Shelby County building a beautiful life of love and happiness together. She enjoyed crocheting and most of all, researching her genealogy. Bettye was a kind-hearted woman with a selfless nature. She took pride in caring for others and most especially her family. She was a member of Church of Christ in Tenaha.

Bettye is survived by her beloved husband, Jody; son, Eddie Flanery and wife, Sue; brother, Robert Oliver; sister, Sheryl Bosman; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Imogene Oliver; and son, Robert Otis Thomas.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

02/25/2019

Barbara A. Hughes, 75, passed away in peace on February 24, 2019. She was the wife of Dr. Robert I. Hughes Jr. DVM and they celebrated 53 years of marriage together.

She was born September 19, 1943, in Cumberland, Maryland. She attended Allegheny High School and graduated in 1961. She served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 which she was most proud of. She completed her Vocational Nursing Degree in 1976. She worked at Holly Farms from 1977-79 in Industrial Nursing and then went on to assist her husband in his veterinary clinic until 1991. In 1993, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SFA majoring in Health Science and minoring in Psychology. She then went on to work as school nurse in Joaquin ISD until 1996 when she retired. After a brief pause she went on to study massage therapy at The Giving Tree in Nacogdoches and became a massage therapist.

She was a proud member of the Center Band Boosters for 12 years while her children were in school. She attended and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her hobbies included reading, swimming, and playing with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love for her family and her outspoken personality!

She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robby Hughes; daughter, Deanna Coats; son-in-law, Brad Coats; granddaughter, Kimber Hughes; and grandsons, Tray Hughes, GW, Jack and Augustus Coats.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donation to V.F.W. or your favorite veterans organization.

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

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