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6/30/08

Larry Oliver, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday June 22, 2008 at his residence.
He was born February 4, 1953 to Elize and Ruby (Eaves) Oliver in Shelby County.
He graduated from Center High School. He owned and operated a chicken farm for many years.

He is survived by:
Mother of his Children: Janet Oliver Yates of Center

3 Children:
Amanda Oliver of Center
Charla Mayo & husband Richard of Center
Landon Oliver & wife Rita of Center

Grandchildren:
Madison, Macy, Makayla, Mason, Kaylee Jo and Brooklyn

Brother, J.C. Oliver of Center

2 Sisters, Carolyn Elliott & husband, Wayne of Shelbyville
Mary Kennon & husband, Jerry of Center.

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


Elnora Black, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday June 30, 2008.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday July 2, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Brown and Elmer Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.
Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 25, 1922 to Horace and Nora (Bowlin) Neel. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Joaquin where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She graduated from SFA & she taught school in Joaquin for several years. She along with her husband, John Henry Black owned and operated Black’s Feed Mill in Joaquin where they also raised cattle and poultry.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Horace and Nora Neel, her Husband, John Henry Black, and Brother, Chester Neel, Brother, Everett Neel & wife, Gaye and 1Sister, Marie Bowers & husband, Giles.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Nancy Garmany & husband John of Mansfield, LA
Lynda Plummer & husband Bob of Mansfield, La
3 Grandchildren:
Kelley Garmany Perales & husband Aaron of Arlington, TX
Betsy Garmany of Grand Prairie, TX
Zachary Richey of San Diego, CA
Great Granddaughter:
Emma Katherine Perales
Host of Step Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
Sister, Loice Fulmer of Logansport, LA
Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Neel of Lufkin
Pallbearers:
Marion Neel, Bill Neel, Chester Allen Neel,
Jimmy Winfree, Gary Winfree, Michael Wardell
Buren Lowe and Mike Wood.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, 13897 Hwy 171, Mansfield, LA 71052.

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


Danny Flournoy, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Center. He was born October 22, 1967 in Mesquite to Danny Flournoy and Ozelle Causey Flournoy. Mr. Flournoy was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Survivors include:
Wife, Mistie Flournoy of Shelbyville

Son, Douglas Flournoy of Shelbyville

Daughter, Nikki Flournoy of Shelbyville

Father, Danny Flournoy of Shelbyville

Brothers: Wesley Flournoy and wife Janet of Center
Andy Flournoy and wife Michelle of Center

Sister, Kim Flournoy of San Antonio

Father-in-law, Clark Williams and wife Tina of Center

Mother-in-law, Jackie Holt of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law; Shawna Martinez and husband Isidoro of Shelbyville
Christie Fleming of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law, Clark Williams, III of Center

Nephews; Justin Williams, John T. Peek, John Michael Flournoy and Andrew Flournoy

Nieces; Skye Martinez, Celaya Martinez, Kristen Peek, Regan Flournoy, Hannah Flournoy, Crisa Flournoy, Crystal Chisenhall & John, Lillian Chisenhall, Yolanda Flournoy, Shonda Flournoy, Megan Flournoy and Erin Flournoy

Preceded in death by: Mother, Ozelle Causey Flournoy
Sisters, Kristy Flournoy and Tanna Flournoy
Brother, Daniel "Bobby" Flournoy

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


6/28/08

Mr. Robert McGee, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday June 28, 2008.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 2, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Runnels officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 7, 1927 to Allen and Pauline (Moore) McGee. He was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Allen and Pauline McGee, and
Daughter, Debra Cockrell.

He is survived by:
Wife, Katharine McGee of Joaquin
Daughter & Son-in-law, Gail & Dennis Jacobs of Lufkin
Daughter & Son-in-law, Sheila & James Parker of Joaquin
Son & Daughter-in-law, Jerry & Rose Mary McGee of Joaquin
Son & Daughter-in-law, Kevin & Susie McGee of Martinsville
Grandchildren:
Selena & Royce Fritz, Jr.
Carla Paxton, Jason Paxton, Josh Paxton
Chris Cockrell, Angel Pomykal,
Meschelle & Sandy Sanford
Clint & Amanda Parker
April & Daniel Booker
Stephen & Jennifer McGee
Brittany & David Ray
Tiffany McGee, Savannah McGee, and Colby McGee
15 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Pallbearers:
Clint Parker, Jason Parker, Josh Parker, Stephen McGee
Chris Cockrell, and Royce Fritz, III
Honorary Pallbearers:
Rex Hass, Tim Hass, Sandy Sanford, Phillip Chambliss, and Clovis Chambliss

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Merline Sherrod, 86, of Center, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1921 in Center to Burton Brittain and Lizzie Reynolds Brittain. Ms. Sherrod was a member of the Center First Assembly of God Church. She was a homemaker and mother.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Son, Wayne Sherrod of Center
Daughter, Jean Forrest of Center
Grandson< Shannon Sherrod and wife Melissa of Chireno
Great Granddaughters; Hayley Sherrod and Christina Sherrod both of Chireno
Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Pershing J. Sherrod
Son, Johnny Ray Sherrod

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


6/26/08

Mrs. Wanda Roper, age 77, of San Augustine passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Mrs. Roper was born May 14, 1931, in Dallas as a daughter of the late Ozzie Lee (Wilson) and Malcolm Carl Harrison and had been a longtime resident of San Augustine. She was a business manager with the family owned Roper Motor Company in San Augustine for 30 years. Mrs. Roper was also a member of San Augustine's First United Methodist Church and actively served with several civic organizations in San Augustine.

Survivors: her husband, Bob Roper of San Augustine; daughters, Terri Roper Wubbena and husband Jan of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Sandi Roper Russell and husband Rick of San Augustine, and Patti Roper McLerran and husband Rod of San Augustine; brothers, Wendel C. Harrison and wife Beverly of Plano and Robert Harrison and wife Frances of Carrollton; and grandchildren, Rob Wubbena, Mary Wubbena, Ryan Russell, Bobby McLerran, and Roy McLerran.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Harrison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Rev. Tony McCollum, Rev Rick Russell, and Rev. Sara Barbaree officiating. Interment will follow at McGown Cemetery in Sabine County.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 27, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/25/08

Mrs. Trula C. Feaster, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at her residence. Born in Kingsport, Tennesse on June 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Grace (Brown) Starnes. She was employed in the delicatessen of Brookshire Bros. in Center, Texas, and was a member of Rock Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches County.

Survivors include husband Larry K. Feaster of Timpson; sons Lance Feaster and wife Tina of Timpson and Donald Bays and wife Toni of Biloxi, MS; daughters Martha Ferguson and husband Randy of Bellaire, KS and Nancy Coronado and husband Steve of Fullerton, CA; brother John Starnes of Oakland, OR; sister Kate Evans of Corona, CA; 5 grandchildren: Ty Feaster, Ben Ferguson, Christopher Feaster, Michael Feaster, and Caitlyn Feaster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Ronald Bays, grandson Jason Bays, and 7 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


6/24/08

Douglas Fielder,63, of Center previously of Houston, passed away Monday June 23, 2008.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday June 24, 2008 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ozay Ford.

He was born May 19, 1945 to Douglas Fielder and Gladys (Manshack) Hardy. He served in the US Armed Forces.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Gladys Hardy of Houston
2 Sisters:
Brenda Bell & husband Eddie of Nacogdoches
Barbara Prather & husband Jim of Albuquerque, NM
Son:
Douglas Lawrence Fielder Jr. of Dallas
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


6/23/08

Vera May Moore, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday June 23, 2008.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 26, 2008 at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.

She was born April 20, 1934 to John and Ola Dorothy (Lowe) May. She was of the Baptist faith.

She preceded in death by her Parents, John May and Ola Dorothy Jensen, Son, James R. Moore, Brother, Orval May, and Sister, Sue

She is survived by:
Sons:
Paul Moore & wife Sharon of Logansport, LA
J.D. Moore & wife Rhonda of Joaquin

Daughter:
Kathy Bayles & husband Frannon of Dublin, GA

Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Sister:
Era “Pud” Sanders of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and a host of Friends

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


H.W. "John" Mixon, age 85, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Mr. Mixon was born Nov. 14, 1922, in San Augustine County as a son of the late Millie (Rushing) and Henry Jackson Mixon. He was the retired owner of the local Arco Gas & Oil company and a cattle rancher. A longtime deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, he was a member of Broaddus Masonic Lodge #1112 and El Camino Shrine Club for over 50 years.

Survivors: his wife, Ida Bell Mixon, to whom he was married in 1945; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Karen and Elzie Smith of Broaddus; and granddaughters, Jodie Goff and husband, Joe, and Jamie Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Runnels Cemetery near Broaddus.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Keith Mixon, Dale Mixon, Joe Goff, Bobby Thompson, Robert Birdwell, and W.D. Lacy. Honorary pallbearers: men of Calvary Baptist Church, Ronnie Butler, and Louis Runnels.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/22/08

Reba Gloria LeFevre Hooper, 69, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at her home. She was born August 24, 1938 in Humble to Elza Chester LeFevre and Olivia Arlene Ross LeFevre. Ms. Hooper was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 23 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 24 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Goodwin and Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be K.L. Metcalf, Junior Dean, Darrell McDaniel, Mickey Miller, James Bloodgood and Charles Bloodgood. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Miller and Bobby D. Watson.

Survivors include:
Husband, Don Hooper of Center

Sons:
Jeff Lengl of Carrollton

Mike Lengl & wife Mitzi of Center
J.J. Fanguy and wife Michaelle of Timpson
Darrell Fanguy & wife Toshana of Pensacola, Florida

Daughters:
Connie Lengl of Center
Anjanette Dunn & husband David of Center

Mother, Arlene LeFevre of Center

Seventeen Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Sisters:
Nelda Whitton & husband James David Whitton of Center
Barbara Ann Knight & husband Courtland of Lockport, Louisiana

Brother, Ira LeFevre & wife Mary of New Iberia, Louisiana

Preceded in death by: Father, Elza Chester LeFevre

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


Charles Dockens, age 62, of Center passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. Mr. Dockens was born September 23, 1945 in Center to Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Ed McRae officiating

Survivors include:
Sons: Chris Dockens and wife Glenda of Center, Kevin Dockens and wife Anita of Center and Stephen Dockens of Center.
Daughter: DeeAnn Dockens of Center
Mother: Willie Dee Dockens of Center
7 Grandchildren
3 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Margie Garret and husband Randy of Joaquin
Brother: Harold Dockens and wife Janet of Joaquin
Robert Clotiaux Lifetime friend of Center

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to charity or church of your choice.


Dennis Turnipseed, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his home. He was born February 24, 1940 in Potts Camp, Mississippi to Walter Richard Turnipseed and Ruth Elizabeth Watson Turnipseed.

At his family’s request, Mr. Turnipseed has been cremated. A private memorial service will follow in Memphis, Tennessee at a later date.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Dena Harlow & husband Robert of Kingwood
Denise Gray & husband Gregg of Kingwood

Brother, Sidney Turnipseed & wife Peggy of Collierville, Tennessee

Sister, Ruth Ann Turnipseed of Memphis

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Dana Elizabeth Turnipseed

Brother, Larry Turnipseed

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


6/18/08

Debera Barbee, age 47, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at her home. She was born November 13, 1960 in Center to Robert Benjamin Bolton and Johnnie Ruth Moor Bolton. Debera was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th until 8 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Husband, Michael Barbee of Huxley
Daughter, Stacey Cooper of Huxley
Son, Timothy WIndham of Center
Grandson: Jacob Jackson of Huxley, Jordan Jackson of Huxley, Cale Cooper of Patroon, Kaleb James of Shelbyville and Kelsey James of Shelbyville.
Granddaughters: Caitlyn Cooper of Shelbyville and Haleigh Cooper of Shelbyville.
Sisters: Betty Bolton Elswick & husband Jerry of Center and Bobbie Johnson & Richard Grubbs of Center.
Brothers: Travis Bolton & wife Betty of San Augustin and Royce Bolton of Center.

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & host of friends.

Special Friends & Caregivers, NaDonna Green, Johnny Johnson & Myra Durham.

Father of Her Children, Roger Windham.

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


6/17/08

Donald E. “Trey” Cohenour, III, 36, of Austin, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at his home. He was born March 6, 1971 in Orange to Donald E. Cohenour Jr. and Jennifer Miller Cohenour. Trey loved life and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 20, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 21 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Keith Mosley, Craig Cropper, Nate Ferguson, Mark Soldier, Mark Kreigle, Larry Johnson, Doug Gypins, Ferdy Cropper, Randall Reese.

Survivors include:

Parents, Donald Cohenour, Jr. and Jennifer Miller Cohenour

Brother, Douglas Cohenour

Grandmother, Joy Miller

Aunts & Uncles:
Sally Miller Windham & Dr. Danny Paul Windham
Mary Miller Pigg & Bobby
Becky Miller Grant & Jimmy
Rachel Miller Paddie & Billy
Jimmy Cohenour & Kemie

Cousins:
Anna Joy Windham
Clayton Paul Windham
James & Megan McCaffrey
Bryanna Grant
Braelyn McCaffrey
Jennifer Paddie
James Robert Cohenour
David Cohenour
Analise Pigg
Neil Pigg

The love of his life & closest companion, Carlye Alderete

Pit Bull, Diesel

And a host of friends from all walks of life.

Preceded in death by:
Grandfathers, Melvin M. Miller & Donald E. "Bo" Cohenour
Grandmother, Helen Cohenour
Uncle, Robert Cohenour
Beloved Dog, Rowdy

Donations can be made to the following:
Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund
C/o Dr. Danny Paul Windham
406 Cora Street
Center, Texas 75935

Sims Foundation
PO Box 2152
Austin, Texas 78768 (512) 472-1008

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


Donna Raimond, 52, of Center, passed away Tuesday June 17, 2008 at her home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday June 20, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Cassell Cemetery in Converse, LA.

Visitation will be Thursday June 19, 2008 starting at noon at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 22, 1956 to Stanley and Wanda Lennox. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:

Husband of 28 years:
Oliver Raimond of Center

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Lana & Shonn Gatewood of Timpson

Brother:
Stanley Lennox Jr. of Denison, Tx

2 Sisters:
Shelia Goldsmith of Big Lake, Tx
Kelly Christopher of Brownwood, Tx

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Ricky & Lettie Raimond and Nephew Ricky Jr. “Tater Bug” of Joaquin

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Carolyn & Bobby Nichols of Shreveport, LA

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Weldon Bailey, Joe Graves, Brandon Courtney, and Randy Soape

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Dewey Eugene “Gene” Fenley, 66, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at his home. He was born March 26, 1942 in Center to Ira Fenley and Effie Mae Ware Fenley. Gene was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church and served in the US Army from 1960-1963.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Hannah and Rev. Franklin D. Battles officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Survivors include:
Wife, Dorothy Andrews Fenley of Center

Daughters:
Kathleen Fenley of Center
Sharon Fenley Hooper of Snook
Tammy Fenley of Center

Four Grandchildren, One Great Grandchild
Brother, Ira “Dub” Fenley & wife Carolyn of Center

Sisters:
Mae Fenley Stotts & husband Donice of Center
Joyce Fenley Lucas & husband JC of New Caney
Jo Ellen Fenley Bush & husband Charles of Marshall, Arkansas

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

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


David Whiteside, 45, of Woden, passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 at his home. He was born December 28, 1962 in Center to Bacle Whiteside and Dixie Mitchell Whiteside. David was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include:

Wife, Lavinia Whiteside of Woden

Daughters:
Jennifer Hughes & husband Derrek of Tenaha
Chavaletta Whiteside of Center
Tiffany Whiteside of Tenaha

Sons:
Wayland Whiteside of Center
David Whiteside, II of Woden
Colt Whiteside of Woden

Grandchildren, Mahalia & Jeanne

Parents, Bacle & Dixie Whiteside

Brother, Darrell Whiteside & wife Mary of Center

Sister, Dannie Helton of Center

Preceded in death by:
Son, Casey Whiteside
Brother, Donese Whiteside
Grandparents, George & Lela Mitchell

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


6/16/08

Thomas Earl “Tom” Scruggs, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his home. He was born October 24, 1944 in Shelbyville to Lawrence Thomas Scruggs and Edith Marie Clark Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs retired from the Air Force, where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant, and was a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association. He was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Cross and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.
Survivors include:

Wife, of 32 years, Charlotte Scruggs of Joaquin

Daughters:
Kim Scruggs of Joaquin
Marie Scruggs Parks & husband Shannon of Joaquin

Sons:
Mike Scruggs of Center
L.T. Scruggs & wife Oriana of South Carolina

Granddaughters:
Kaitlyn Scruggs of Joaquin
Shirley Scruggs of Joaquin
Rebekah Parks of Joaquin
Alyssa Parks of Joaquin
Lana Parks of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Peyton Scruggs of Joaquin
Devan Scruggs of Joaquin

Special Little Loved Ones, Stephanie & D.J. Bragg

Also many in-laws, nieces, nephews & loved ones.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lawrence Thomas Scruggs & Edith Marie Clark Scruggs
Brother, Eugene Scruggs

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


Minnie Weipert, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born October 21, 1947 in DeRidder, Louisiana to William B. Taylor and Bobbie Lucille Whiddon Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, June 16, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bobby Lambright officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents, William & Lucille Taylor of Center

Sisters:
Betty Dayton & husband Hugh of Clute
Mary Clifton & husband Kenneth of McClelland
Brother, William Weipert of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

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


Dalila Aguillon Zuniga, age 27, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Zuniga was born Jan. 13, 1981, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Leonel Zuniga-Pineda of San Augustine; daughters, Nancy Elizette Zuniga and Diana Elizabeth Zuniga, both of San Augustine; parents, Dalila Castro and Arturo Aguillon of Mexico; sisters, Aracely Aguillon of New York, and Graciela Aguillon and Martha Aguillon, both of Mexico; and brothers, Arturo Aguillon and Manuel Aguillon, both of Mexico.

Funeral mass will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine with Father Jorge Dinguis officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mexico.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augusitne.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Bess Smith passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008 in Houston, Texas at the age of 95. She was the daughter of James Homer Smith and Pearl Nix Smith of Timpson, and was born and raised there. A longtime resident of Houston, she was a retired teacher of Poe Elementary School, Houston Independent School District.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Dale Smith; a sister, Marcelle Smith Cowart, her husband Edmund and their daughter Mary; and her brother-in-law, John Benton Davis. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ray Smith and his wife Anita; her sister, Joy Smith Davis; her sister-in-law Marceil Smith; nine nieces and nephews and a host of "great" and "great-great" nieces and nephews. She loved and was devoted to her family throughout her life.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, with burial to follow at the Caledonia Cemetery. Her nephews and nieces are honored to serve as the pallbearers.


Funeral services for Louis Rhodney Stinson, 78, of Shelbyville, Texas will be held at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church at 1 PM Saturday, June 21, 2008. His remains will be interned at The National Cemetery in Arlington, Texas.

Mr. Stinson passed away peacefully on June 13, 2008 in Dallas. His children were at his side. He was born in Foreman, AR on November 29, 1929 to Merrill Louis Stinson and Georgia Irene Johnson Stinson. During his early years, they moved to Ashdown where his father ran a general store. He was a graduate of Ashdown High School where he was in the band and the drama club. He attended Ouachita Baptist College and Texarkana Jr. College. He married Betty Jo Hale in 1950. They were married for 21 years. He served in the Army after college and returned to civilian life as a salesman and he never met a stranger. He served in the Marine reserve during his civilian years. He moved to Shreveport in 1952. He served as a volunteer for the Caddo Parish Sherriff’s Reserve. He was a master at fixing anything electronic and ran a part time electronic repair shop in the evenings. He was also a semi-professional photographer. In 1971 he brought his family to Dallas for a job with Miller and Assoc. He moved to Houston in 1977. In 1981 he joined the TDC and moved to Angleton, TX. When he retired in 1991, he settled in the piney woods near Shelbyville, TX and lived the rest of his life in what he called God’s country. He was a patriot member of the American Legion and the NRA. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son Richard Louis Stinson and wife Angelika of The Woodlands, TX, daughter, Sheri Lynn Beach and husband Brock of Dallas, TX, and son Scott Allen Stinson and wife Julie of Pilot Point, TX. His grandchildren include Julia Stinson of Denton, TX, Hunter Beach and Taylor Beach, of Dallas, TX, Ryan Stinson of Pilot Point, TX and Taryn Stinson of Bryan, TX. cousins Aaron Fisher and family, Terry Fisher and family and Jan Bosque and family.


6/13/08

Vertie (Holt) Collum, 93, of Center, passed away Friday June 13, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday June 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Campti Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday June 14, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1914 to Ed and Ida (Richards) Holt. She was a member of Campti Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ed and Ida Holt, Husband, P.A. Collum, Granddaughter, Sherry Boshart, and Grandson, Robert Collum

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Jack Collum & wife Frances of Shreveport, LA

Vernell Goings & husband W.J. of Center
Billy Collum & wife Deanna of Jaoquin
Jerry Collum of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren:
Michael Collum
Glenda Lutz
Donnie Collum and Donna Jamison

Great Grandcildren:
Jack & William Collum
Evan & Travis Lutz
Connie Quintero, Jamie, & Kimberly Boshart
Krista & Danbert Collum
Lee Martin

3 Great Great Grandchildren
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


5/12/08

Mozell Wilkinson, 81, of Tenaha, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence. Ms. Wilkinson was born on April 26, 1927 in San Augustine to Hezzie Wagstaff and Dora Weatherford Wagstaff. She loved to quilt and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. Interment will follow in the Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers for Ms. Wilkinson will be Tommy Lee Amburn, Wesley Diamond, Tommy Joe Wilkinson, Dusty Cooper, Matthew Risinger, and Tommy Price. Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Paul Shuemaker, Phillip Cooper and Roy D. Lane.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Cindy Sanders & husband Mike of Center

Manuela Shuemaker & husband Bobby of Tenaha
Shirley Amburn & husband Tommy of Center
Imogene Granton of Tenaha

Sons:
Tommy Wilkinson & wife Maryland of Tenaha
Kenneth Wilkinson & wife Sheila of Pineville, Louisiana
Alton Wilkinson & wife Karen of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Twenty-three Great Grandchildren

Six Great Great Grandchildren

Special Nephew, Roy D. Lane of Tenaha

Special Friends, “Dock” & Fannie Watson of Tenaha

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson
Parents, Hezzie Wagstaff & Dora Weatherford Wagstaff
Sisters: Arena Williams, Vera Hightower, Lucy Lane, Jessielee McGee & Laverne Byley
Brothers: Johnny Wagstaff, Cecil Wagstaff

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


6/11/08

Memorial services for Georgia Ann Norvell, 70, of San Augustine, Texas, will be held at the San Augustine Church of Christ in San Augustine on June 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Georgia departed this life peacefully in her loving husband's arms Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
She was born April 8, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to Claude and Florence Cockrell. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude, and her brother, Patrick Cockrell, but predeceases her mother, Florence, who now resides in a nursing home in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 99.

Georgia is survived by her husband, Warren J. "Crow" Norvell; her three sons and daughters-in-law and a daughter and son-in-law. They are Lane and Carol Norvell of Tyler, J.D. and Shelly Norvell of Nacogdoches, Nickie and Steve Phillips of Huntington, and Lance and Denise Norvell of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren include Clay Phillips, Carlee Phillips, Brandon Norvell, Cassidy Phillips, Zachary Norvell, Madelyn Norvell, Weston Norvell, Andrea McNall, and Ty Tatum.

Additional survivors include sister, Claudette NcNew and husband Dan McNew of Quinlan, brother, Mike Cockrell and wife BK of Tyler, and four nieces and two nephews.

Georgia attended schools in Dallas and later graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas. She then attended Tyler Jr. College where she was a member of the Apache Belles and was named 1957 Homecoming Queen. It was at TJC that she met her husband, Warren "Crow" Norvell, who was a member of the TJC Apache football team.

She was a devoted wife, a very loving mother to her four children, and a fatithful member of the San Augustine Church of Christ. She worked for many years as a Legal Secretary for the prestigious Ramsey, Ramsey & Mitchell Law Firm owend by the late Ben Ramsey, a former Lt. Governor of Texas, as well as the Honorable Charles Smith Ramsey, and the late Honorable John Mitchell, both local patrons and respected civic leaders. Additionally, she worked for a number of years in the front office of the renowned Fairway Farm Hunt & Golf Club owned by Claxton Benedum. She also contributed much time in earlier years to the local Women's Heritage Club, Cub Scouts, Garden Club, nursing home visitation groups, and local San Augustine school related activities.

Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/10/08

Mrs. Maria Guardiol, age 85 of Center passed away Monday, June 9, 2008.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until service time.

She was born November 7, 1922 to Simon and Concecion (Serrano) Adame in Paredon Coah, Mexico.

She is survived by:

Daughter and Son-in-law:
Maria & Manuel Escobedo of Center

Granchildren:
Manuel & Irma Escobedo of Center
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Victor Escobedo of Center

Juan & Isabel Escobedo of Center
Arnolfo Escobedo of Center
Armando & Blanca Escobedo of Center
Jose & Lurdes of Center

15 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

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


6/6/02

Services for Kenneth Benoy Benefield, 66, of Diana, Texas, will be at 10:00am, June 9, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Ore City, with Reverend Ken Mills officiating, interment will be at Sardis Cemetery in Center, Texas at 2:00pm on June 9. Mr. Benefield passed away June 5, 2008, in Longview.

He was born May 23, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Jeff & Lula Faye Benefield. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ore City. He served his country in the Army National Guard.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Jeannie Kay Benefield

Sons: Kevin Benefield of Ore City; Kerry Benefield and wife, Charlotte, of Longview.

Daughter: Anita Benefield of Reno, Nevada.

Stepsons: Casey Loyd Cobb and wife, Amanda, of Whitehouse, Chad Edward Cobb of Longview and Cody Lane Cobb of Diana.

Brother: Richard Benefield and wife, Brenda, of Tyler.

Sisters: Arvella Sue Blount and, husband, E.B., of Pittsburg; Linda Ryan and husband, Perry Lee, of Chapel Hill and Wanda Anderson of Mt. Pleasant.

Grandson: Buddy Loyd Rich of Fredricksburg, Virginia.

Granddaughters: Desiree Mary Benefield and Ashley Jane Benefield of Tyler; Jacqueline Paige Benefield and Lauren Nicole Benefield of Fredricksburg, Virginia; Kathleen Elizabeth Cobb and Carlie Kay Cobb of Whitehouse; Micah Leann Cobb and Macy Cheyenne Cobb of Longview.

Numerous other relatives and special friends.

Visitation will be from 4-6pm, Sunday June 8, 2008 at Grubbs-Loyd Chapel in Diana, Texas.

Services arrangements under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana and Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


John Glaze, Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA- Funeral services for John Glaze, Jr. will be Friday, June 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Tommy Ford. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, TX.

John was born March 8, 1927 in Carthage, TX to John and Clare Glaze. John passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Texas.

Preceding John in death was his son, John Glaze, III.

Left to cherish John's memory are his three sons, Jimmy Glaze and wife, Sandra, Robert Glaze and Joe Glaze and wife, Lisa; two daughters, Betty Cunningham and Wanda Cockrell and husband, Bill; sister, Dora Jean; four brothers, James, Jessie, Olan and Nolan and a host of granchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Serving John as pallbearers will be L.J. Netterville, Shane Cortinez, Jeffery Glaze, Josh Glaze, John Sholar, "Little Bill" Cockrell, John Denz and Johnny Cunningham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Cunningham, Marion Cunningham and Rick Kirby. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Logansport, La 318-697-4441
Published in the Shreveport Times on 6/6/2008.


6/5/08

Jessie Myles Upchurch, age 56 of Center passed away at his home, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at his home.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born January 17, 1952 in Brazoria County to Parents, Jesse Myles and Mary (Ross) Upchurch. He worked for Pilgrim Pride as the live hall manager and truck driver for many years.

He is survived by:
His wife of 28 years, Linda (Bowlin) Upchurch of Center

Daughter, Kandy Upchurch Jenkins and husband, Charles of Center

Son, Jesse M. Upchurch IV and wife, Michelle of Central

Mother, Mary Upchurch of Center

1 Granddaughter, Chandler Upchurch of Central

Soon to be Grandson, Jesse James Jenkins

1 Sister and Brother-in-law, Sue and Phillip Brod of Houston

1 Sister, Glenda Potis of LaPorte

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Leroy and Margie Bowlin of Center

Numerous other family, friends, nieces and nephews.

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


6/4/08

Olga Singletary Atwood, 94, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 in her Shreveport home. After visitation Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street in Shreveport from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm a graveside service will be held in Center, Texas at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith of the 1st Baptist Church of Center.

She is survived by her son Terry D. Atwood and wife Ruth, granddaughter Shani Marie Atwood, grandsons Todd D. Atwood and Christopher D. Atwood and great grandson Michael David Atwood, all of Little Rock, Ar.

Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Jimmy McDaniel, 73, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born May 14, 1935 in Tenaha to Herbert McDaniel and Lois Settle McDaniel. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Mr. McDaniel was a member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge and also the Tenaha Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Gibbs, Dennis Permenter, Ron Barker, Royce Perry, Billy Claybaugh, and J.R. Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include:

Wife, Vaudrine McDaniel of Tenaha

Daughters:
Linda Hodge of Plano
Sharon Risch of Martinsville

Granddaughter, Brittany Risch of Martinsville

Brothers:
Linnon McDaniel of Longview
Michael McDaniel & Dianne of Longview

Sister-in-Law, Verna Douthitt & husband Bill of Midlothian
Margie Ruddell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herbert McDaniel & Lois Settle McDaniel
Brother, Byron McDaniel

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


6/2/08

Mr. W.A. "Buddy Hann. Memorial Services for Mr. W. A. "Buddy" Hann, 83, of Sulphur, will be at a later date in Center, Texas. Cremation is entrusted to Robison Funeral Home, 107 West Napoleon St., Sulphur, La.

Mr. Hann passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2008, @ 12:15 P.M. in a Sulphur hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Drumright, Oklahoma and a longtime resident of Sulphur, La. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in World War II as a bombardier on a B-29, stationed in Guam. Mr. Hann graduated from Stephen F. Austin College, Nacogdoches, Texas with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in music. He served as a Band Director in Troup, Texas for 3 years before going to work in Lake Charles for PPG. He was a member of Maplewood United Methodist Church where he formerly served as Choir Director for 6 years, served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hann retired from PPG as a Chemist after 34 years of service. After retirement, Buddy devoted his time to being a great Chef at home and enjoying reading a large collection of novels.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maplewood United Methodist Church, 11 Center Circle, Sulphur, La. 70663

He is preceded in death by his PARENTS: Warren & Ruth Hann
SISTER: Mrs. Blossom Ward

SURVIVORS:

WIFE of 63 YEARS: Mrs. Nelwyn Carriker Hann Sulphur, La.
SON: Mr. Kim Hann Lubbock, Texas
DAUGHTER: Ms. Kathy Phillips Lubbock, Texas
3 NEPHEWS: Mr. Warren Ward San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Ronnie Ward Iraan, Texas
Mr. Kirby Williams Flower Mound, Texas
NIECE: Ms. Lori Tipton Denton, Texas


Lillie Mae Richards Pate, 92, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at a Center nursing home. She was born January 1, 1916 in Shelby County to Robert “Bob” Henry Richards and Sally Louanna Bishop Richards. Ms. Pate was a member of the Timpson missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sammy Eldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Verbon V. Pate, Jr. & wife Elizabeth of Center
Jerry P. Pate & wife Debra of Center

Daughter, Virginia A. Goodrum of Center

Grandchildren:
Robert Clinton Pate & wife Lori of Luling
Jeaniece Pate Mukherjee & husband Dave of Ft. Worth
Brandy Goodrum Cook & husband John of Jacksonville
Sherry Goodrum Sorensen of Lexington, Kentucky

Great Grandchildren:
Woods, Charles & Vivian
Sister, Bobbie Lemerle Gary of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Verbon V. Pate, Sr.
Sisters, Laura Richards Deason and Era Richards Ramsey Adams
Parents, Robert “Bob” Henry Richards and Sally Louanna Bishop Richards

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Ronald Brantley Strickland, 56, of Houston passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his residence in Houston. He was born December 30, 1951 in Center, Texas to Charles Doyce Strickland and Javel Legay Goings Strickland. Mr. Strickland worked in law enforcement for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the National Safari Association. Mr. Strickland was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation for Mr. Strickland will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 2, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers for Mr. Strickland will be Shane Strickland, Slade Strickland, Larry Hinton, George Meisenheimer, Chuck Jones and Larry Inman. Honorary pallbearers will be Walt Baty and Charles Brady Hinton.

Survivors include:

Sister; Lou Ann Strickland Campbell and husband Robert of Willis

Nephews
Charles Shane Strickland and wife Leilani of Deweyville
Joel Slade Strickland and wife Tonya of Deweyville

Nieces
Gay Shannon Garcia and husband Roy of Port Arthur
Leslie Sherr Dunham and husband Joe of Buna

Grandnephews and Grandnieces
Shayne Slone, Shaymus Strickland, Jeremiah Spell, Josh Spell, Josie Dunham, Dakota Dunham, Bella Dunham, Whitney Marshall, Atalia Garcia, Tilman Brantley Strickland.

Aunt, Daisy Mae Snyder of San Augustine

Numerous Cousins and Other Relatives, A Host of Very Close Friends.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Charles Doyce Strickland and Javel Legay Goings Strickland
Brother, Charles Vernon Strickland

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


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5/31/08

Ralph Thrift , age 75, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Monday, June 02, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Thrift passed away May 30, 2008 in Timpson.

Born in Herberville, Georgia on March 15, 1933, Ralph Thrift was the son of the late Hollie Dean and Claudia (Mercer) Thrift. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a Methodist. Ralph was a licensed real estate broker in Houston and the East Texas area for 40 years. He was currently owner of Double TT Realty in Timpson. During his years in Timpson he had been a member of the Timpson Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce and Pineywoods Board of Realtors.

Survivors include son Michael Thrift, of Timpson, daughter, Claudia ANn Thrift of Humble, Texas, granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Thrift of Timpson, special friend, Millie Thrift of Baton Rouge, La., two brothers, John and Jimmy Thrift of Hoboken, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Millard Thrift.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 01, 2008 From 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson
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David W. Green, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a Center nursing home. He was born July 31, 1935 in Houston to Eddie W. Green and Anita Faye Pulley Green. Mr. Green served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict of was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Per Mr. Green’s wishes, his body was donated to LSU Health Sciences Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Rhonda Baird of Lockhart

Granddaughter, Isabelle Baird of Lockhart

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


Richard Chadwick “Chad” Jordan, 34, of Center, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born January 31, 1974 in Center to Donald Cannon Jordan and Rebecca Ann Hairgrove Jordan. Chad attended First Baptist Church in Center

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, June 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Mother, Becky Jordan & Ron Cook of Center

Father, Don Jordan & wife Sudie of Reno, Nevada

Brother, Brandon Jordan & wife Tara of Center
Brother, Kenneth Jordan & wife Cassondra of Huxley

Grandfather, Van Hairgrove of Center

Grandmother, Norma Jordan of Beaumont

Nephews: Jake, Kolby, Kason & Bo Jordan of Center

Niece, Mackenzie Geryk of Huxley

Aunts & Uncles:
Beth Cassell & husband David of Center
Billy Van Hairgrove & wife Janet of Center
Bobby Lynn Hairgrove & wife Carol of Henderson
Price L. Jordan & wife Teresa of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Patsy Hairgrove & Price Jordan, Sr.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/30/08

Andy Chance, 43, of Dallas, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his home. He was born October 5, 1964 in Orange to Sam Alfred and Carole Ann Parker Chance. He was the 1983 Valedictorian of his graduating class at Brady High School, where he was also a National Merit Scholar. Andy received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor, and his Law Degree from Baylor Law School. He was an attorney for Center ISD and Shelbyville ISD.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Parents, Al & Carole Ann Chance of Center
Brothers: Brent Chance of Midland, Chris Chance & wife Leslie of Woodway
Maternal Grandmother, Carroll Guevara & husband Al of Austin
Uncles: Cecil & Ora Lee Chance of Broaddus and Clifton & Brenda Chance of Nederland
Aunts: Ruby & Charles Force of Pineland, Brenda & Ken Posten of Vidor
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Paternal Grandparents, Houston & Vera Chance, Great Grandparents, Ercy & Ora Beasley

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/29/08

Tommy Morrison, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born August 17, 1928 in Center to Tommy Eugene Morrison and Amanda Haley Morrison. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1947. In 1953 he started the Little League in Center, along with friends Bob Fairchild and Bob Clifford. Tommy was an avid cattle raiser and timber grower, and owner of Morrison Insurance Agency for over 50 years. He was a Charter Member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Gateway to Texas Chapter. Tommy was on the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank and was a pass president of the Center Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club, with over 55 years of perfect attendance. Tommy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, May 30, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Wife of 61 years, Jane Ingram Morrison of Center
Son, Tem Morrison of Shelbyville
Daughter, Sharon Morrison Crelia & husband James of Center
Grandchildren, Thomas Morrison, Taylor Morrison, Jennifer Fausett & husband Randy, Stephanie Crelia and Philip Crelia.
Great Grandchildren, Zachary Fausett, Mallory Fausett and Luke Fausett
Brother in law, Dr. Woody Ingram and wife Mary Ingram of Diboll
Cousins, John Morrison of Spring, Burke Morrison of San Antonio and Yvonne Lovelady of Center.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, T.E. Morrison & Amanda Haley Morrison

Memorials can be made to:
Center Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 387, Center, Texas 75935
Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
Center Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 91 Center, Texas 75935
LifeCare Hospice

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


Ruby Lee Mears, 93, of Gilmer, graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at North Jericho Cemetery in Center, Texas with David Reeder officiating. Services are under the direction of Croley funeral Home of Gilmer. Mrs. Mears passed away May 28, 2008 in Gilmer, Texas.

Graveside services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Mrs. Mears was born on May 16, 1915, in Center, Texas to Charles Wesley and Lottie Arzilla Adams Johnson. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley L. "Bo" Coffman of Leesville, La., and James E. Mears of Huntsville, Texas; daughters, Lottie Collins of Groveton, Texas, Panzy Bush of Lanesville, Texas, and Tiny Lange of Wilmer, Texas. 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.


Karen Lee (Green) Hight, age 39, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

She was born Nov. 28, 1968, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of the San Augustine area.

Survivors: daughter, Regina Martinez and husband Lupe of Tenaha, Texas; sons, John Michael Green and Brandon Green, both of Broaddus, Texas; parents, John Earl and Addie (Walton) Green of San Augustine, Texas; a brother, Robert Earl Green of Tenaha, Texas; a sister, Sheila Gay Williams of San Augustine, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/28/08

Ruth Lowe Lee, 94, of Humble, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She was born February 4, 1914 in Laneville, Texas to James Oscar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe. Prior to living in Humble the last 20 years, Ms. Lee was a resident of Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where she was a longtime member of the Adult & Senior Choir and Amoma Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, immediately following visitation, also at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Lynn Gill & husband Chan of Humble

Sons:
Don M. Lee & wife Barbara of Humble

Ron M. Lee of Kingwood

Grandchildren:
Terrie Faulk Wagstaff of Crosby
Jan Faulk of Humble
John Evans Faulk & wife Eileen of Houston
Cody Lee & wife Heather of McKinney
Bronwyn Lee Hart of League City
Ryliann Lee Davis & husband Brandon of Spring
Colton Evans Lee of Spring

Great Grandchildren:
Randa Smith of Crosby & husband Brian
Sarah Hart & Colby Hart of League City
Hudson Lee & Shepherd Lee of McKinney
Emory Faulk & Evan Faulk of Houston
Kylie Davis & Luke Davis of Spring

Great Great Grandchild, Tanner Smith of Crosby

Preceded in death by :
Husband of thirty three years, Ira Evans Lee
Parents, James OScar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe
Brother, Joe B. Lowe
Infant son, Bobby Joe Lee

Donation can be made to the Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


5/27/08

Kathy Anders, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008. Ms. Anders was born Jan. 9, 1944, in San Augustine County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Alice (Harper) Anders. She was a beautician and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Lance Norvell of Nacogdoches, Texas, Krissy and Jim Dill of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Selena Dancer of Princeton, Texas; sister, Paula McGlothin and husband Bruce of Bridge City, Texas; a grandchild, Morgan Dill; and step-grandchildren, Josh Dill, Keith Dill, and Cameron Dill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Anders, and two brothers, Jerry Anders and Larry Anders.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bill Sherrill officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Wyman Roberts.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/23/08

Funeral service for Adelle (Powdrill) Franks will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Tom Barthel officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Franks passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born May 29, 1914, in Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of James Richardson and Mallie Ruth (Hughes) Powdrill. She was a member of Arcadia Church of Christ and spent her life caring for her family and enjoying her friends.

Survivors include son, Steve Earl Franks and wife Betty of Timpson; daughters Evangeline Williams of Baytown and Mary Magness and husband Billy of Timpson; daughter-in-law Joyce Franks of Houston; brother Verlon Powdrill of Porter, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Adelle Franks was preceded in death by husband Hoy Franks, son Richard Franks, grandson Steven Franks, granddaughter Annette Franks, daughter-in-law Waidean Franks, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


5/22/08

Y.W. “Bill” Rogers, Jr., 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 28, 1932 in Center to Dr. Y.W. “Hap” Rogers, Sr. and Ercyle Crawford Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He was also a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Center. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Rogers received a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor in 1953, and a Master’s Degree in 1958.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Louis Muldrow officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Buro Rogers of Center

Sons:
Carl Rogers & wife Becky of Center

Edward Rogers of Ft. Worth

Daughter, Shelly Rogers of Carrollton

Grandchildren:
Matthew Rogers of Center
Chloe Rogers of Center
Joe Rogers of Center
Lane Rogers of Ft. Worth
Lauren Rogers of Ft. Worth

Brother, Dr. John C. Rogers & wife Carole of Crystal Beach / Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Peggy Rogers of Nacogdoches
Janelle Drews & husband Fred, Jr. of Marlin

Also numerous nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dr. “Hap” Rogers and Ercyle Rogers
Brother, Robert Neal Rogers

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to M.D. Anderson Children’s Clinic, or the Ronald McDonald House.

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


George Edward Cox, age 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 21, 2008 in East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas. Graveside service will be Friday, May 23, 2008, at 11:00 AM, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Bishop LaRell Nielson.

Mr. Cox was born in Timpson on December 5, 1926, he was the son of the late Jesse Morgan and Daisy Jerusha (Smith) Cox. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. George Edward Cox was a self employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include sisters, Beverly Cranford and husband Dick of Carthage, Texas and Mary Lynn Harris and husband Wilfred of Timpson and brother, Thomas Joe Cox and wife Gaynell of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/21/08

Betty Ruth Ashley, 77, of Roseville, CA formerly of Center, passed away Friday May 16, 2008 at her home in Roseville, CA

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday May 23, 2008 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Rev. Aubie McSwain. Visitation will be Thursday May 22, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 6, 1931 to James Earl and Ruby (Powdrill) Fults. She was a member of Gilroy Presbyterian Church in Gilroy, CA.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Earl and Ruby Fults, Infant Brother, and Sister, Maxine McSwain

She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years:
William T. “Bill” Ashley of Roseville, CA

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Dianna Elaine & Michael Garcia of Roseville, CA

2 Grandsons:
Brayden & Greyson Garcia of Roseville, CA
Brother & Sister-in-law:

Thomas & Melba Fults of Center

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Dorothy & Horace Black of Waxahachie, TX

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousin and Friends

Pallbearers : Thomas Earl Fults, Dick Black, Michael Garcia, Greyson Garcia,
Bob Nordel, Stephen Fults, and James Fults

Honorary Pallbearer Horace Black

You may register the guest book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


5/20/08

Raul Cortes 51, of Tenaha, passed away, Tuesday at his home in Tenaha. Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Survivors include: Sister, Maria Cortes.


5/19/08

Jean Blackmon, 75, of Carthage, formerly of Joaquin, passed away Sunday May 18, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 24, 2008 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 13, 1932 to Will and Myrtle Mae (Hitt) Collum.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Will and Myrtle Collum, Brother, John Collum, Sister, Willie Mae McMahon

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Ann Johnston of Bottneau, Washington

Son:
Raymond Blackmon of Tenaha

Daughter:
Carolyn Dorris of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Daughter:
Linda Coker of Doyline, LA

9 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


5/17/08

Jannie M. Jones, 54, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at her home. She was born October 4, 1953 in Brinkley, Arkansas to Lindsey "Pen" Kindrex and Mildred Gay Watson Kindrex.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gayle Odom officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Survivors include:
Husband, Arthur D. Jones of Tenaha

Daughters:
Angelia Kaye Smith of Arkansas, Darlena Gaye Mask of Arkansas and Sheri Lynn Watts of Arkansas.

Son, James Edward Watts Jr. of Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Cheristen Smith, Whitney Lawson, Stacie Armstrong, Kenzie Watts, Hayden Smith, Jacob Mask, Rodney Armstrong, Cody Watts and Kevin Watts.

Step grandchildren:
Brandon Mask, Misty Ball and Kimberly Vanhoozer

Step Great Grandchld: Kaleb Mask

Sisters: Barbara Davis of Texas, Clare Hood of Arkansas, Lorine Mason of Alabama, Joneth Hilton of Kentucky and Linda Gilmore of Oklahoma.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Lindsey and Mildred Kindrex

Grandson, Michael Devon Mask
Step Grandchild, Bobby Lynn Mask Jr.
Sister, Ruby Puckett
Brothers, Henry Kindrex and
Tillman Kindrex
Half Brothers, Elijah Kindrex and Delbert Kindrex
Half Sister, Gladys Gilsdorf

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


5/15/08

Mr. William “Bill” Fischer, Jr. passed from this life on May 9, 2008, at his home in Santa Fe.

Born April 3, 1925 in San Antonio, Mr. Fischer had been a resident of Galveston County since 1927. He left high school without graduating to serve in the Navy during WWII on the troop carrier Mt. Vernon from 1942 – 1946, but was awarded an honorary High School diploma in 2002 when Senator Kyle Janick recognized area high school veterans for their similar service to the nation. He had been employed as a pilot and mechanic by John Mecom Oil for 20 years and as an aircraft mechanic by Martin Aircraft Aviation for another 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Fischer, Sr. of Galveston; his sister, Louise Thorne of Ridgecrest, CA; his brother, Colonel Frank O. Fischer of Redmond, WA; and a son, William Craig Fischer of Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; brothers Carl Fischer, Sr. of Houston and Major Chester A. Fischer of Ormond, FL; daughter, Janet Hoye Fischer of Anchorage, AK; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Ginger Fischer of Cleburne, TX; son, Jason Fischer, of Cordova, AK; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bain and husband David of Center, Connie Lucas of Center and Bonnie Bagwell of Burleson, brother-in-law, Fred "Botchy" Baugh of Center, aunt, Mattie Frank Wyatt of Center and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Overton of Houston officiating. Mr. Fischer will be interred at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock with a private service.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Fischer, Jason Fischer, James Fischer, Carl Fischer, Jr., Pete Pytrysson, Rogers Yarborough, Jay Coffman, and Stan Ballard. Honorary bearers will be Kerry Lucas, David Bain, and Ron Phillips.


5/14/08

Mr. Harold Kenneth Bogue Sr., 82, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Harold was born in Timpson, Texas on April 1, 1926, the son of the late Joseph Buell and Jimmie Vera (Corley) Bogue. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of First Baptist Church, Garrison and was a 30 year Mason. Harold previously served as Constable and Justice of the Peace for Nacogdoches County.

Survivors include son Ken Bogue and wife Mary of Grapeland, Texas, stepson Kenneth Sims and wife Lou of Greenwood, La., stepdaughter Gale Smith and special friend Lynn Brown of Nacogdoches, 2 grandchildren, Erik Bogue and wife Ericka and Heather Bogue, 4 stepgrandchildren, Chase and Jared Sims, Tyler Smithe and Slade Skyes, 2 great grandchildren, Jordan and Ashtyn Bogue and 3 step greatgrandchildren, Cameron, Sebastian and Benny. Harold is also survived by sisters Shirley Buechner and husband Ray of Rio Rancho, NM., and Janice Ballard of San Augustine, Texas, first wife Doris Bogue of Garrison, second wife, Emogene Bogue of Garrison and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Vivian White and Hilda Andrade

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/12/08

Ray Stroope, Sr., 67, of Huxley, passed away Monday May 12, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday May 14, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 27, 1940 to Roy L. and Myrtle Ruth (Lockmiller) Stroope. He worked as a union electrician and he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #20 for 35 years. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Mytle Stroope, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, James and Bessie Tyre, 2 Brothers-in-law, James Tyre and Charles Tyre

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Stroope of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law, Ray & Beth Stroope of Shelbyville

Granddaughter, Callie Jamison & husband Lance of Shelbyville
Grandson, Russell Stroope of Shelbyville

Great Grandson, Bradley Jamison of Shelbyville

Father, Roy L Stroope of Dallas

Brother, Tommy Roy Stroope of Dallas

Sister-in-law, Peggy Chote & husband Richard of Quitman
Sister-in-law, Mary Tyre of Huxley
Sister-in-law, Linda Jack Tyre of Center

Pallbearers: Chuck Trye, Chris Trye, Lance Jamison, Russell Stroope, Cory Littles, Maurey Miller, Darren Trye, and Jack Trye

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Staff Sergeant Kevin Casey Roberts, age 25 of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was killed in the Sabari district of Afghanistan on May 7, 2008. His mission was to serve his country which he did proudly for six and a half years as a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division. He was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. The events of September 11, 2001 influenced SSG Roberts' determination to defend the United States. His love of duty and love of country were undeniable. Staff Sergeant Roberts was all military, he earned the respect of officers, fellow NCOs and soldiers alike. During his service, Staff Sergeant Roberts was awarded numerous medals and ribbons. Among them are the CIB, EIB and the Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Casey was born on May 27, 1982 in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Farmington High School in 2000. Casey joined the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and served until enlisting in the United States Army in 2001.

SSG Roberts strove to complete numerous goals during his military career. Recently he applied for the Warrant Office program. As Casey put it, "Flying has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy. My father took me along in his ultra light aircraft and told me stories about flying and even let me pilot. I grew to love flying and was fascinated by it."

The brightest lights in SSG Roberts life were his wife Donnice, daughter Caehlen and son Keeghan.

He was preceded in death by Grandparents Thurman and Emma Roberts and Jerry and Amanda Sisson. He is survived by his parents Milton C. and Gerri Sue Roberts of Farmington NM, a brother SPC Curby R. Roberts of FT Hood, TX and his children, a brother Jerry E. Roberts of Farmington, NM. Father and mother in-law Pat and Brenda Yates of Lebanon, Ohio. Grandparents Bob and Delsia Powell of Shelbyville, TX and Don and Becca Yates of New Braunfels, TX. Brother in-law Petty Officer 3rd Class Codey P. Yates, his wife and child, and numerous family members, friends and his Brothers in Arms.

Staff Sergeant Roberts will be buried with full military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15th from 4-8PM at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16th at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street Center, Texas, 1-936-598-3341.

A memorial for SSG Roberts will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 11 AM. The full military honors memorial will be held at First Baptist Church, 121 North Auburn Street in Farmington, New Mexico.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Mangumfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book for Staff Sergeant Roberts.

In lieu of floral tributes, a scholarship fund has been established for Caehlen and Keeghan as it was SSG Roberts hope that his children would attend college and continue to grow and contribute to their communities. Donations may be written to The Roberts Children Fund and sent to P.O. Box 420, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.

The love and prayers of family and friends help to fill the emptiness. The void that we experience is less lonely with the good, happy and bright thoughts we share of Casey. We are the better for having known him. We are certain that Casey is safely home. We will miss him always. Our faith will sustain us! God bless you Casey. We love you!

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Mildred Parrish Lindsey- Funeral services for Mildred Parrish Lindsey will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 1:30 P.M. at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel in Shreveport, LA. Burial will be at Brookland Cemetery in Haslam, TX.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lindsey, 92, died May 10,2008, in Shreveport. She was born July 06, 1915, in Neame, LA, the daughter of Maude Grisham Parrish and Thomas Parrish. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1932 and was a member of Haslam Baptist Church. Mrs. Lindsey was Postmistress in Haslam and worked at the Joaquin Post Office for many years. She was a devoted mother and wonderful grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by Garvis P. Dean, sister, Thomas E. Parrish, Jr., brother, James D. Spann, son, and her parents. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Spann, and wife Ilyene of Marietta, GA, daughter-in-law Eva Spann of Shreveport, sister-in-law, Mary Parrish of Bossier City, grandchildren Angela Arnold, Gina Jones, Maria Spann, Nick Spann, Andrew Spann, Brent Spann, and eight great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Rose-Neath Funeral Homes


Lewis Weaver, 89, of Timpson, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born September 16, 1918 in Nacogdoches to Aaron Weaver and Mattie Hines Weaver. He was a member of Timpson First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Rocky Hill Cemetery in Etoile with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.

Survivors include:

Brother, Clarence Weaver & wife Jimmie of Timpson

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Special Friends & Caretaker, Linda & Leonard Brown of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Dorothy Weaver

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


5/8/08

Marye McSwain Danley, 70, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1937 in Shelby County to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Marye attended the Red Hat Society and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Historical Society. She loved genealogy and travel and attended Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 9, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Danley’s nephews.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Tresa Konderla & husband Ed of Center

Sons:
Shawn Rowdy Danley & wife Regina of Center
David Danley of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandi Adkison & husband Colby
Shawn Danley
Kyle Logan Danley

Great Grandchildren:
Chase Adkison
Paige Adkison

Sister, Ima Joy Hribal of Center
Brother, J.C. McSwain & wife Venorah of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mildred McSwain of Center

Also numerous other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Escule Eugene Danley
Brother, James Lee McSwain

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Graveside service for Michael Edward "Mike" Cantrell, age 67, of Timpson, Texas will be at 12 noon, Thursday, May 8, 2008, at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Dr. Clark Stricklin and Bro. John Richerson. Mr. Cantrell passed away Wednesday, May 7, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Michael was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1940 the son of the late Samuel Tanksley and Cleva Aileen (Tyer) Cantrell. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include sons Doye W. Cantrell and wife Robin of Timpson and Duane Smith and wife Mindy of Marshall; daughter Theresa Brown of Longview; brother Daniel A. Cantrell and wife Janice of Matagorda, TX; 7 grandchildren: Tiffany Newman and husband Cody, Layne Cantrell, Whitley Cantrell, Jessica Brown, Kole Smith, Blake Smith, and Kory Smith; 3 great grandchildren: Hunter, Fisher, and Remington Newman.

Mike was preceded in death by parents Samuel T. and Cleva A. (Tyer) Cantrell, sister Sammie Jean Rushing, and daughter Leisa L. Cantrell.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


5/7/08

Billy Hyde, age 42, of Huxley, Texas. died in a truck accident early Wednesday morning on State Hwy 139.
Mr. Hyde was tranferred to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. No local service is planned at this time.


Stephen Lee Towns, age 58, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 5, 2008 in Timpson. Graveside services will be 11 A.M., Thursday, May 8, 2008 at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating.

Stephen Lee Towns was born in the Buena Vista Community near Timpson, Texas on May 30, 1949, to parents Robert Lee "Bob" and Lois Alcine (Hairston) Towns. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/6/08

Funeral service for Danyelle Smith,18, will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Rev. Gary Giese of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at Swift Cemetery. Danyelle passed away May 4, 2008.

Danyelle was born December 10, 1989, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Ronald and Jody Smith. She moved with her family to Wylie, Texas and later to Caddo Mills, Texas, where she attended Bland ISD, excelling in music and winning many vocal awards. She was a member of the Girl Scouts where she aspired to be a good role model for younger girls. She had many friends that she left behind when she moved back to Nacogdoches last year. She recently attended Martinsville ISD and was employed with Subway in Center, Texas. Danyelle was the type of person everyone loved and made many new friends in the short time in Nacogdoches. She was the one person that everyone could count on for whatever reason. Danyelle was loved by all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Jody Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; sisters, Jennifer Myers of Estherwood, LA; Maranda Smith of Estherwood, LA, and Sarah Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandmother, Linda Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandparents, Jay and Judy Lindell of Van Alstyne, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Zach Saunders, Brandon Saunders, Archie Fuller, Clayton Stewart, Mike Smith and Chip Lindell. Honorary pallbearers are James Lindell, Larry Quillen and Earl Quillen.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


5/5/08

Edwina Matlock, 69, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at her home. She was born August 13, 1938 in Leggett, Texas to Roy Grimes and Eula Kay Grimes.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Pallbearers will be Cody Matlock, Clint West, Jimmy Matlock, Kyle Brasher, Tim Allsbrooks and B.B. Cox.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Russell Matlock & wife Martha of Shelbyville
Bud Matlock of Center

Daughter, Susan West & husband Danny of Center

Grandchildren:
Rebekah West
Heather Shields & husband Gene
Clint West & wife Ashley
Bethany West
Cody Matlock

Great Grandchildren:
Alyssa Lock
Hunter West

Sisters:
Juanita Tolar of Livingston
Peggy Allsbrooks of Reclaw
Geraldine King & husband Gilbert of Denver, Colorado
 

Brother, Gerald Grimes & wife Pat of Doucette

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Charles Matlock
Brothers, Bobby Jones & Everett Jones

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


Douglas I. Schillings, 80 of Deer Park, TX died May 1, 2008. Mr. Schillings was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Sue Schillings. He is survived by his Three Sons Steve Douglas Schillings, Earnest Daniel Schillings and Jimmy Dale Schillings and wife Denise: Six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am on Monday, May 5, 2008 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Rev Jon Redmond officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Antioch Cemetery, Center, TX. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park.

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4/29/08

Marcelene Roddy - Graveside funeral services for Marcelene Roddy, 79, of Cushing will be Wednesday, at 2 pm, at the McKnight Cemetery in Cushing with Rev. Chester Hayness officiating.

Mrs. Roddy died Sunday in Center, Texas. She was born November 18, 1928 in Cushing, Texas to marshall A. & Metta Lene Owens Benison. She lived in Cushing for the last 26 years and was a homemaker and was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church. She had also lived in Houston for many years. She was preceded in death by sister, Novilee Gathright and brother, Kenneth Benison Sr.

Survivors:

Husband: James H. Roddy of Cushing, Texas
Daughter & Son-in-laws: Twyla Jane Roddy & Sonny Bounds of Cushing, Texas, Catherine DuVon of Center, Texas, Patricia Roddy & Robert Creasy of Magnolia, Texas.
Son & Daughter-in-law: Jim Howard and Laurie Roddy of Houston, Texas.
Sister & Brother-in-law: Neil Marie & Eldon Baker of Cushing, Texas.
Sister-in-law: Norene Woodard of Amarillo, Texas and Rita Benison of Channelview, Texas.
5 Grandchildren: Robert matthew & Jennifer DuVon, Laura Catherine & Matt Northcutt, James Mitchell Roddy, Shari & Kyle Morsch and Jason & Kerri Crensy.
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Pallbearers: Sonny Bounds, Robert Creasy, Jim Roddy, Matt Northcutt, Matthew DuVon,and Mitch Roddy.
Honorary Pallbearers: James Dawson, Louie Ayers and Eldon Baker.

Visitation, Tuesday, 4-7 pm, at Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing..


4/27/08

Baby Ruth Crump, age 94, of Deer Park, services will be at 11 am, Monday, April 28, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Crump passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 in Deer Park, Texas.

Born February 16, 1914 in Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Scoggins) Cogbur. She retired as a cafeteria manager with Shell Chemical Company and was a Baptist.

Baby Ruth Crump is survived by sons Curtis Crump and wife Sharon of Pasadena, Texas and Jimmy Frank Crump and wife Ann of Deer Park, Texas. 9 grandchildren, David Crump and wife Maria, Barbara Hebert and husband Don, Leslie Fitzhenry and husband Mark, Steven Crump and wife Lesie Ann, Keith Crump, Beverly Murphy and husband Jerry, Mary Hart, Peggy Sterkel and husband Gary and Karen Morgan and husband George. 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Clyde Crump and son Stanley Joe Crump.

Visitation will be Sunday, April,27, 5-7 pm, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Hazel Margaret English Vaughn, 91, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 1, 1916 in Shelbyville to Robert Fulton English and Sophia Della Raymond English. Ms. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, April 28 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Darren Vaughn, Jacob McCullen, Robert Vaughn, Jr., Kelly Vaughn, Joshua Vaughn, Donnie Moody, Aaron Jones, Doug Vaughn and Joel Vaughn.

Survivors include:
Sons:
Marlie Vaughn & wife Imer Nell of Huxley
Prentice Vaughn of Huxley
Robert Jerry Vaughn & wife Niki of Houston
Larry Vaughn & wife Dian of Huxley
Jack Vaughn & wife Pat of Huxley
Waylon Vaughn & wife Regina of Center
Gerald Vaughn & wife Patti of Huxley

Daughters:
Marie Permenter & husband W.T. of Huxley
Janice Moody & husband Don of Center

Sisters:
Betty Smotherman of Huxley
Bobbie Condon of Beaumont

Brother:
Robert D. English & wife Barbara of Houma, Louisiana

23 Grandchildren
40 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, A.H. “Jack” Vaughn
Son, Darrell Vaughn
Daughter-in-Laws:
Katherine Vaughn & Olga Vaughn
Granddaughters:
Kathy McCullen & Katie Vaughn

Great Grandson, Jesse Moody
Sisters:
Johnnie Lynch, Margie Martin, Allie Ruth Parrish
Parents, Robert F. & Della English

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


4/26/08

Era Lou Gray Ramsey, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at her residence. She was born January 5, 1935 in Joaquin to James Edison Gray and Bennye Oates Gray. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 28 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover and Dr. H. Elvin Crocker officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ron Crocker, Tommy Gray, Jr., Jason Gray, Jimmy Hamilton, Keith Socia and Rodney Socia. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Socia and Bro. Larry Andrews.

Survivors include:
Husband, James F. Ramsey of Joaquin

Step Children:
James Ramsey and wife Cricket of Logansport
Loyd Jason Ramsey of New Orleans
Danny Griffin and wife Jamie of Beckville

Brother, Tommy Gray & wife Juanell of Joaquin

Sisters:
Wanda Hamilton & husband Clifford of Joaquin
Frances Crocker & husband Dr. H. Elvin of Houston

Sisters-in-Law:
Faye Socia & husband Jimmy of Lufkin
Melba Fults & husband Thomas of Center

Nephews:
Ron Crocker & wife Robin of Lufkin
Tommy Gray, Jr. & wife Sandra of Joaquin
Jimmy Hamilton & wife Tammy of Joaquin
Jason Gray & wife Terri of Joaquin
Ricky Socia & wife Denise of Nacogdoches
Keith Socia & wife Vicki of Lufkin
Rodney Socia & wife Brandy of Nacogdoches

Nieces:
Linda Headrick & husband Ken of Logansport
Penny Cain & husband Paul of Carthage
Donna Weber & husband Gary Irving

Online condolences and tributes can be sent to www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Funeral services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Eddie Golding, 80 of Winnie, died April 25, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital. He had lived in Winnie for forty-seven years and was a retired boilermaker with the Gulf Oil Corporation.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at First Baptist Church of Winnie with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s in Winnie. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Eddie is survived by his wife, Beth Golding; daughters, Lynda Hoffpauir and her husband, Gary, Gena Campbell and her husband, Scott, Brenda East and her husband, Todd all of Winnie; brother, T. R. Golding and his wife, Dot of Center; sister, Maxine Christian of Tenaha; grandchildren, Royce Spencer and his wife, Kacie, Cole Hoffpauir, Keaton East, Mattie East, Carson Campbell.


4/25/08

Odis Tidwell age 87 of Center passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 at his home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. A Masonic service will follow and burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 13, 1920 in Guntersville, Alabama to parents, William Franklin Tidwell & Charlotte Roden Tidwell. He was a WWII Veteran and he served in North Africa, Italy & Austria. He and his son owned & operated Tidwell Construction Company here in Center for many years. He was a local scout leader, little league coach & commissioner. Also he was a member of Sam Samford Lodge # 149, Newbern Lodge #97, Center Chapter # 125, Center Council # 73 and Frank Sexton Commandery # 46. He also enjoyed fishing and he was a member of First Baptist Church, Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Franklin Tidwell & Charlotte Roden Tidwell, Daughter & Son-in-law: Kathy & Bubba Diamond,

3 Brothers; Gene Tidwell, Ira Tidwell & Johnny Tidwell, 2 Sisters; Lola Davis, Dorothy Whittlesey, and Brother-in-law: Carroll Ross, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife of 65 years, Betty J. Tidwell of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Mark & Zana Tidwell of Center

2 Daughters & Son-in-law, Suzanne Taylor & husband, Leslie of Colleyville, Texas
Kelli Carlton & husband, Vernon of Center

8 Grandchildren:
Randall Diamond, David Diamond, Leslie Taylor, Jr., Lindsey Haley,

Hayley Hibbard, Will Carlton, IV, Andrea Joy Massey & Mark Alex Tidwell.

2 Great Grandchildren: Hannah Diamond and Justin Diamond

Sister-in-law: Jean Mills of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Bill Burkett, age 95, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 24, 2008.

Born Dec. 19, 1912, as a son of the late Simon Peter and Ellen Jane (Roberts) Burkett, Bill was a lifelong resident of the Hebron Community between Pineland and Broaddus. He was a farmer and retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a forester. Bro. Burkett was also an active member of Hebron Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Audrey Howard Patrick Burkett of Broaddus; daughter, Eunice McLain and husband Ray of Crockett, Texas; son, Homer Burkett and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, Texas; step-daughters, Susie Burkett and husband Dale of Huntington, Texas, and Billie Ruth Price and husband Kenneth and Brenda Louise Wade, all of Center, Texas; step-sons, Shurl Patrick of Center, Texas, and Roy and Linda Patrick of Huntington, Texas; a sister, Lily Eninger of Luling, Texas; grandsons, Brian Burkett of Atlanta, Georgia, and Clint McLain and wife Gretchen of Palestine, Texas; granddaughters, Diane Burkett of Sugar Land, Texas, and Jana McLain of Iola,Texas; three great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nora Jane King Burkett, and his wife of three years, Beulah Rushing King Burkett.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. T.A. Lane officiating. Interment will follow at the Hebron Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Cemetery Inc. (c/o B.C. Tucker; 3602 Kings Row; Nacogdoches, TX 75965.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


4/23/08

Shirley Ann Barton Husband, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at her home. She was born February 23, 1947 in Center to James Arlie Barton and Maurine Shelton Barton. Shirley was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 25, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Kathryn Woodward and Sister Lynn Bergenson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chris Barton, Stephen Watson, Anthony Barton, Bobby Watson, Edward Mormon, Scott Watson & Roy Cheatwood.

Survivors include:

Husband, Dan Husband of Joaquin

Mother, Maurine Barton Prince & husband Glenn of Joaquin

Brother, James Wayne Barton & wife Lena of Joaquin

Special Friend, Jamie Jamison of Center

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


4/21/08

Robbie C. Riley age 96 passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008 in Fulshear, Texas.

A Family Graveside service for Robbie C. Riley will be 11:00 am Thursday at Woods Cemetery in Tenaha and a Memorial Service for family and friends will follow at 1:00 pm on Thursday at First United Methodist in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. No visitation is planned.

Robbie was born May 1, 1911 to Sam and Rosa (Crow) Crawford in Joaquin, Texas. Graduating from Joaquin High School, she attended nurses training at Lubbock Sanitarium (later the Methodist Hospital) in Lubbock, Texas obtaining her Registered Nurse degree. Returning to Shelby County in 1933, she did private nursing throughout the county.

December 28, 1936, she married Knox Riley of Tenaha. Together, they operated the K & K Café in Joaquin, spent three years in Pasadena during the war, returning to Tenaha in 1943 as owner and operator of the Queen Theatre. She raised two boys, Dan and Calvin, graduating from Tenaha High School in 1955 and 1959 respectively.

Beginning in 1958, she held various nursing positions at Panola General Hospital in Carthage for over 20 years. Following retirement, she served as school nurse at Tenaha schools and nursing supervisor at Center Nursing Home.

Her favored past times were fishing on Lake Murval, knitting, crochet and needlepoint.

She has been a member of the Tenaha First United Methodist Church since 1943. She served as pianist and organist for many years and was an active member of the United Methodist Women organization.

She is survived by her son, Dan and daughter-in-law Gloria, of Fulshear, Texas and son, Calvin of Denver, Colorado; Granddaughter, Angela Gasser and Great Grandchildren, Kaitlin and Christopher, of Katy, Texas; and Grandson, Christopher Riley of Fulshear, Texas and Doha, Qatar. She is also survived by one niece and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Knox Riley, and her sister, Ercyle Rogers of Center, Texas, and nephew, Robert Neal Rogers.

She has resided in the Houston area for the past 10 years.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the First United Methodist Church, Tenaha, Texas.

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


4/20/08

Nicole Lynn Harville, 35, of Joaquin passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her residence. She was born September 28, 1972 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Ted Curry and Toni Pierce Curry. Nicole was a homemaker and loving mother. She loved movies and music and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, April 21, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Survivors Include:
Husband; Jimmy Ray Harville Jr. of Joaquin

Sons: Stefan Lane Pridgen of Joaquin, Dustin James Pridgen of Joaquin and Christian Kelley Levi Harville of Joaquin

Parents: Ted and Toni Curry of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters: Sharol Jackson of Joaquin and Michelle Ford of Joaquin

Brother: Brandon Curry of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by Sister, Angela Curry

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

Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


4/19/08

William Walter "Bunk" Beck, 90 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 18, 2008 in Center. He was born October 10, 1917 in Shelbyville to Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Beck. Mr. Beck was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was retired from the Shelbyville Independent School District. Mr. Beck was a member of Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4 pmto 6 pm, Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, April 21, 2008 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Rev. Carle Reed officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Powell, Tim Powell, James I. Powell, John Howard, Franklin Crawford, S.W. Carter and Jack Bradberry.

Survivors include:
Aunts: Sarah Helpinstill of San Antonio and Virginia Helpinstill of Houston

Numerous other cousins and relatives.

Special friends: James I. Powell of Shelbyville and Dr. Franklin Crawford of Cedar Hill

Special Caretakers: Charlotte Channel, Marsha Doggett, Linda Jones and Cynthia Waters

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

Preceded in death by : Parents: Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Beck, and Sisters: Marjone Campbell and Francis Beck Jacobs.


4/17/08

Era Jo Ballard, 70, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born January 29, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Howard Henry and Wera Christian Henry. Ms. Ballard was a member of the First Christian Church in Center. She was a 1956 Graduate of Center High School.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 19, 2008 at First Christian Church in Center with Rev. Steve Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Henry, Terry Henry, Benny Baugh, Chuck Lunsford, Charlie Bussey, Joe Fomby and Luke Motley.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Chris Ballard & wife Marian of Kingwood
Mark Ballard & wife Stella of Ft. Worth

Daughter, Melissa Scroggins & husband Tommy of Lake Dallas

Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Alison, Emily, Holly, Katie, Christopher and Luke.

Step Grandchildren: Carter & Hayden

Mother, Wera Henry of Center

Sister-in-Law, Margaret Henry of Center

Also numerous other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Howard Henry

Husband, Buster Ballard
Brother, Freddy Henry

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

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


4/16/08

Hazel “Sallie” McDaniel, 95, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home. She was born September 22, 1912 in Shelby County to John Wilburn McDaniel and Lonie Etta Foster McDaniel. Ms. McDaniel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha, where she was very involved with First Baptist sewing ministry. She also taught children’s Sunday School class there for over 20 years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, April 18 at the First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Bill Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Don Dial, Ben Dial, Billy McDaniel, Chuck Roberson, Albert Burns and Bob Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

She is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews:
Patricia Burns Smith & husband Larry of Tenaha
Karen Burns Meriwether & husband Tom Snow of Hammondsport, NY
Gene McDaniel & wife Brenda of Carthage
Charlotte McDaniel LaGrone & husband Mack of Hallsville
Jimmy McDaniel & wife Vaudrine of Tenaha
Linnon McDaniel of Hallsville
Michael McDaniel & wife Diane of Longview

Also a host of other relatives & friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John Wilburn McDaniel and Lonie Etta Foster McDaniel
Siblings: Annie McDaniel, Vernon McDaniel, Herbert McDaniel, Elva Burns McDaniel, and S.A. “Snook” McDaniel.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


4/15/08

Gwenieth Louise Wedgeworth Tyer, 88, of Timpson, passed away Monday, April 14, 2008, in Nacogdoches. Her services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in First Baptist Church of Timpson, interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Billy Gene Walker, Rev. Josh Walters and Rev. Clark Stricklin.

Born on July 8, 1919, in Dotson, Panola County; she was the daughter of Lonnie F. and Monnie (Griffin) Wedgeworth. She was a graduate of Timpso High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Timpson. Gwenieth and Leonard Dean Tyer were married August 16, 1937, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1981.

Gwenieth Tyer loved her God, family and friends. Holidays brought Gwenieth much pleasure as she prepared the traditional feasts for her family. Many families in Timpson were also blessed with her delicious food as she ministered to others. Her love of flowers was evident with her beautifully landscaped yard.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Kay Tyer Nix, of Timpson; grandsons Leonard Milton Nix and wife Terrie of Timpson and Jim Leslie Nix and wife Karen of Nacogdoches; great grandson Marcus Leonard Nix of Austin; great granddaughter Macy Kaye Nix of Timpson; brother L. F. Wedgeworth, Jr. and wife Barbara of Carthage; sister Syble Keeling of Timpson; nephew Michael R. Champagne of Shreveport, LA; nieces Martha Nell Keeling Newman of Shreveport and Vicki Keeling Bush of Livingston; former son-in-law Jerry Bob Nix of Center. In additon to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 infant children and sister Christine Wedgeworth Champagne.

Memorials may be made to Timpson First Baptist Church, Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service and Timpson Volunteer Fire Department.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


4/13/08

Lance Ray Larsen, 38, of Broaddus died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1969, in Houston. Larsen had worked as a carpenter in the construction industry.
Survivors: his daughter, Brittany Kathleen Larsen of Splendora; his daughter's mother, Jenny Marie Buuck of Splendora; mother, Johnnie Kathleen (Small) Larsen of Splendora; father, Otis Ray Larsen of Broaddus; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside rites will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus with Bro. Mark Green and Bro. Harold Small officiating.
Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


4/9/08

Mr. James R (Bob) Malone, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center, TX

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday , April 10, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military Graveside Services will follow at Coldsprings Cemetery in Garrison,Tx under the direction of VFW Post # 8904. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008 starting at 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 1, 1924 to William and Pauline (Wooten) Malone.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William & Pauline Malone,

Wife, Helen Malone & Wife, Joyce Malone.

He is survived by:

Wife: Vernell Malone of Center

4 Children:
Steve Malone of Louisana
Cindy Mitchell & Husband, Jason of Center
Stephanie Williams & Husband, Andy of Center
Stepson: Michael Sizemore & Wife, Ann of Palestine

Grandchildren:
Jacob & Logan Mitchell of Center
Kaitlin & Austin Williams of Center
Brody & Brice Sizemore of Palestine

5 Stepdaughters:
Diane Ragsdale, Dorothy Ashton, Karan Bledsoe, Sheila Blocker & Glenna Harpin

15 Step Grandchildren

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Jeral D. Bryce, 79, of Henderson, passed away Wednesday April 9, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Marshall, TX

Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2008 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be Saturday April 12, 2008 starting at 10:00 am until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 11, 1928 to James Amos and Winnie B. (Johnson) Bryce.

He served in the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Amos & Winnie Bryce, Sister, Vida Mae Bryce Chaney, & Brother, James Adlee Bryce

He is survived by:

Son: Brandon Bryce of Marshall, Tx

Nephew: Bobby Bryce of Houston, Tx

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Edward H. Carriker, 82, a retired dentist, vice president of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, local civic leader and decorated veteran of two wars, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, from complications he suffered from a fall while picking up pine needles from his beloved pine trees.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials: Donations in Dr. Carriker's honor may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
As chairman of the Fluoridation Committee of the Fort Worth Dental Society in 1964 and 1965, Dr. Carriker successfully led the effort to have fluoride added to Fort Worth's water supply to help prevent tooth decay.
Edward Henry Carriker was born June 7, 1925, to Lofton and Elva Baker Carriker in the piney woods of Center. In 1943 at the age of 17 he volunteered for the Marines to fight in World War II and entered the Navy's V-12 college program, graduating as a second lieutenant in July 1945.
His unit was preparing for a costly and bloody invasion of Japan when the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war.
After losing a tooth in a boxing match, Ed decided to become a dentist and received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1950 and joined the Army Dental Corps.
He served during the Korean War as a first lieutenant and then captain, assistant medical surgeon in the first MASH unit assigned to General Douglas MacArthur's vaunted X Corps.
He participated in the invasion of Inchon, the subsequent invasion of Wonsan, the march to the Yalu River and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, which saw some of the most devastating combat of the war.
After completing his military service, Dr. Carriker moved to Fort Worth in 1953 to establish a successful dental practice. He was active in local, state and national dental associations, serving on the board of the Fort Worth District Dental Society for seven years, including a term as president of the society. He was a Fort Worth delegate several times to the Texas and American Dental Association and was chairman of the state meeting in 1975.
He was made a fellow in the American College of Dentists in 1968, a fellow in the International College of Dentists in 1969, and a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1970.
Dr. Carriker was active in community service for a quarter century in the Fort Worth area, including donating dental services to the Lena Pope Home and the Indigent Dental Clinic.
He was a past president of the Northwest Fort Worth Kiwanis Club, former member of Key Clubs International, a former director of Security State Bank, former member of Ridglea Country Club and former deacon of Ridglea Presbyterian Church.
In 1974 he left private practice to become vice president of dental programs for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas in Dallas.
For the next 15 years Dr. Carriker developed and managed the company's dental health insurance program for the state of Texas.
Upon his retirement he and his wife, Darlene, relocated to Arlington, where he remained until his death.
Although retired he continued to be a highly-respected member of his profession. He received the 50-Year Award from the Texas Dental Association in 2001 and the Fort Worth Dental Society's Veteran's Honor Award in 2003.
Ed excelled at sports in high school and college, where he ran track and was a lifelong sports enthusiast.
For many years after his retirement, he participated as a swimmer in the Senior Olympics, winning scores of medals. He continued to swim almost every day until his most recent illness.
Survivors: Wife, Darlene Power Carriker of Arlington; daughters, Dee Gulledge and Kay Carriker and her husband, Bryan Kelley of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Gary Wright of Saginaw, Ron Wright of Arlington and Becky Wright of Arlington.


Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive
Arlington, 817-275-2711
View and sign guestbook at
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4/8/08

Larry Gibbs, Sr. age 57 passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Home, Center, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James “Buddy” Hall officiating, burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 28, 1951 in Shelby County to the late George K. & Lillie E. (Taylor) Gibbs.

He is also preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Gene Gibbs and Kenneth Gibbs.

He is survived by:

Son, Larry “Lee” Gibbs, Jr. & wife, Misty of Tenaha

Daughters: Jenny Hicks & husband, Leslie of Tenaha
Jamie Williford & Fiance’ Clint Brookshire of Timpson

10 Grandchildren:
Amber, Brittany, Meagan, Raven & Kaylee Gibbs
Madison & Hannah Hicks
Austin Williford, Tyler Fountain & Paxton Graves

Brothers & Sisters:
George Gibbs & wife, Patricia of Timpson
Peggy Montez Adams of New Braunfels, Texas
John Gibbs & wife, Ruby of Gary
Billy Joe Gibbs & wife, Pat of Carthage
Sally Coleman of Dallas

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers: Johnny Gibbs, Dewayne Gibbs, Wayne Estes, Lamar Hall, Matthew Hall & Josh Jernigan

You may register the guest book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Rose Lee Hines, age 81, of Timpson, Texas, will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Springs of Living Water Church, FM 1971, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Leroy Bowley. Mrs. Hines passed away Sunday, April 6, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Rose Lee Hines was born in Arkansas on January 22, 1927. Her father was the late Sloan Monroe. On December 26, 1967, she married Dwight O. Hines and he survives her. She was a member of Spring of Living Waters Church, Timpson.

In addition to her husband Dwight Hines, of Timpson, she is also survived by three children. Troy W. Cook and wife Martha of Keithville, La., Judy Carol Gonzalez and husband Adrian of Longview, Texas, Terry Benjamin Cook of Arkansas, three stepchildren, Kenneth W. Hines, and wife Patty of Haughton, La.,Kathryn Maria Hines of Vivian, La, Brenda Ann LaFitte and husbnd Joe of Blanchard, La. 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


4/7/08

Jean Flournoy, 75, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born May 28, 1932 in the Folsom Chapel community to Ernest T. Bourghs and Thelka Owens Bourghs. Mrs. Flournoy was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Folsom Chapel Baptist Church, where she also was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Folsom Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in the Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Flournoy’s grandsons: Stephen Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy, Zachary Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy, and David Flournoy. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith McKnight and Jeremy Morris.

Survivors include:

Husband: Paul Lee Flournoy of Timpson

Sons:
Paul Edward Flournoy and wife Ruth of Singleton
Jeff Flournoy and wife Marie of McKinney

Daughter: Kay Polk and husband Hans of Fairview

Grandsons: Stephen Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy, Zachary Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy and David Flournoy

Great Grandchildren: Paige Flournoy, Zoe Flournoy and Cooper Flournoy

Extended Family:
Sara Flournoy
Martha Garcia, Roxanne Miller, Michelle Helder and families

Brothers:
Zane “Brother” Bourghs, Charles Bourghs, Bob Bourghs and K. B. Bourghs

Sisters:
Verlie Schwartz and Lynn Villerman

Beloved Cousin: Katherine Wheeler

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest T. and Thelka Owens Bourghs
Sister, Ernestine “Sister” Bourghs


4/3/08

Rachel Hickson, 69, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008 at her home. She was born May 10, 1938 in Houston to Manuel Blos Dixon and Era Selanybelle Brazail Dixon. Mrs. Hickson was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wren, Jody Wren, Joe Lynn Bruton, Darrin Rushing, Chad Arnold, Jay Thompson and Benny Martin.

Survivors include:
Husband, Lee Hickson of Timpson

Daughters:
Janet Lea Travathian & husband Kevin of Trinity
Teresa Fay Johnson & husband David of Corrigan

Grandchildren:
Tiffany Lea Clifton & husband Bobby
Jimmy Harvey III
Shawn Allen Pulley
Donnie Lee Johnson
Ashley Renee Jackson & husband Brad
Rachel Johnson

Great Grandchildren:
Cassidy LeeAnn Clifton
Brittany Nicole Pulley
Kaylee Brooke Jackson
Sierra Marie Pulley

Sister, Kathleen Wren

Brother, Manuel Blos Dixon, Jr.

Sisters-in-Law:
Jean Whitley
Gail Arnold
Glenda Stewart

Brother-in-Law, Perry Wayne Hickson

Also numerous other nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


Forest Brown Broadway, 78, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 2 PM, Friday, April 04, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Jean Ferraro, Bro. Douglas McDonald, and Rev. Ted Broadway with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Mr. Broadway passed away Wednesday, April 2, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born February 8, 1930, in Brownfield, Texas, he was the son of the late Sam J. and Della J. (Allen) Broadway. On August 14, 1951, he and Charlotte Boles were married and were blessed with 56 years together. Forrest was a graduate of Nacogdoches Business College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of Timpson American Legion Post #90. During his life, he attended Pentecostal and Methodist churches.

Forest Broadway was owner of the first coin operated laundry Quick Clean in Timpson and Cushing, owner of Tracy's Malt Shop and Tracy's Coffee Shop, was a salesman with Ace and Quality Fence Companies for 30 years, and operated Broadway's Fireworks for 30 years.

Survivors include wife, Charlotte Boles Broadwayof Timpson, son, Tracy Broadway of Conroe, Texas, daughter Christi Smith and husband Calvin of Timpson, brother Rev. Ted Broadway and wife Louise of Channelview, Texas, sister Maggie Jo Foulch of Houston, sister-in-law, Ruth Broadway of Allentown, PA., sister-in-law Rachel Broadway of Willis, Texas, 7 grandchildren, Brandon Broadway, Allyson Broadway, Amy Broadway, Ashlyn Broadway, Caitlyn Smith, Hayden Forest Smith, and Hunter Calvin Smith.

Forest was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Dell(Allen) Broadway and brothers, Cole Broadway, Hugh Broadway and Guy Broadway who passed away on April 03, 2008.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 PM Thursday, April 03, 2008 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Lonnie Buckner, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday April 3, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Buckner Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday April 4, 2008 starting at 3:00p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 4, 1936 to Joseph and Lillie Buckner. He graduated from Shelbyville High School. He was a member of the Center Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where he worked for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Lillie Buckner

He is survived by:

Wife of 51 years:

Brenda Burkhalter Buckner of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends

Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law:
Judy Reynolds & husband Albert of Joaquin
Donnie Burkhalter & wife Teresa of Conroe
Dennis Burkhalter & wife Virginia Ann of Magonlia
Darrel Burkhalter & wife Amy of Houston
Corey Burkhalter & wife Tina of Conroe
James Burkhalter & wife Laura of Kingwood
Charles Burkhalter of Baytown
Ronnie Buckhalter & wife Joan of New Orleans
Danny Burkhalter & wife Linda of Magonlia

Pallbearers: Joey Haley, Jeffrey Haley, Scott Burkhalter, David Haley, and Michael Burkhalter

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


4/2/08

Era Bennefield, 91, of Texas City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Clear Lake, Texas. She was born January 28, 1917 in San Augustine to Will Greer and Inez Vaughn Greer. Ms. Bennefield was a member of the First Assembly of God in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Bentson officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Joey Ford, Jamie King, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Holloway and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Fallon Mitchell, Kevin Burns, Nicholas Burns, Danny Burns, Andrew Burns, Christian Burns and Avery Wheelock.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Betty Stephens & husband Truitt of Gary
Gay Nell Ruiz & husband Julian of Spurger
Patricia Burns & husband Daniel of Texas City
Son, Jimmy Bennefield & wife Sherry of San Augustine

Fourteen Grandchildren
Thirty Five Great Grandchildren
Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maurine Rash of Texas City
Clara Lily (Jean) Crow of Texas City

Half Sisters:
Bonnie Newton of San Augustine
Ellie Mae Arnold of San Augustine
Velma Joe of San Augustine
Gwendolyn of San Augustine

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home


Clara Holmes, 70, of Center, passed away April 1, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday April 4, 2008 starting at 11:00 a.m. and the family will be here to take friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 22, 1937 to John T. and Era (Cox) Holmes. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded n death by her Parents, John T. and Era Holmes, Sister, Vivian Owens and Brother-in-law, Herbert Owens

She is survived by:
3 Sisters:
Irene Yancey of Houston
Louise Worsham & husband Levis of Joaquin
Ever Andresen & husband Alan of Parkston, S.D.
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, & Friends

Special Friend & Caregiver:
Liz Carroll
And All of Her Friends & Nurses at Pine Grove Nursing Home

Pallbearers:
John Owens, Terry Faulk, Danny Faulk, Phil Worsham, Ken Kay,
James Barton, John Owens Jr., Charlie Lefleft, Mark Farr
Honorary Pallbearers:
Dock Watson, Donnell Parker, Alan Andersen, James Curry, Bradley Faulk, Damon Faulk, Steve Cockrell, Jim Hofer, John Thomas Hofer, J.B. Hofer, Joey Hofer, David Boorah, Chad Boorah, and Kennith Lock

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

"You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com"


William Foy Edwards, 94, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at his residence at 2007 East Henning Road, Garrison. He was born April 7, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to James Andrew Edwards and Mary Ida Hancock Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a member of Church of Christ of Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, April 5, 2008 at Church of Christ in Garrison with Bro. Tom Barthel and Bro. Jackie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Bill Edwards, Jesse Gillis, Joe Edwards, Mitch Bradshaw, James Edwards and Michael Bradshaw.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Lavern Bradshaw & husband Dewey Wayne of Garrison
Mary Gillis & husband Jimmy of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Bill Edwards & wife Melody of Bangs
Jan McBride & husband Vernon of Gary
Joe Edwards & wife Andrea of Garrison
James Edwards & wife Angie of Garrison
Jesse Gillis Garrison
Terri Cooper & husband Billy of Garrison
Kim Amos & husband Terry of Timpson
Mary Ann Thompson & husband Steven of Garrison
Lori Mitchell & husband Lee of Garrison
Mitch Bradshaw & wife Gina of Garrison
Michelle Lilley of Garrison

Thirty Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Vernon Edwards & wife Bessie of Orange

Also a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

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


Sonya Holloway Fincher, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away April 1, 2008 as a result of a car accident.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday April 4, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday April 3, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 17, 1968 to Bobby Holloway and Barbara Davis

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Barbara Davis Graves, Grandparents, Roy & Virgie Holloway and Herman & Annie Davis, Grandmother-in-law, Artie B. Alford, Brother-in-law, Kerry Fincher

She is survived by:
Husband:
Keith Fincher of Shelbyville
Daughter:
Shanai Fincher of Shelbyville
Father:
Bobby “Jack” Holloway & wife Janet of Center
Brother:
Steven Holloway & wife Brandy of Logansport
2 Sisters:
Angie Clark & husband Anthony of Center
Brandi Sanders & husband Dusty of Tenaha
Brother:
Mitchell Holloway & wife Cathy of Tenaha
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:
John & Shirley Fincher of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Sister-in-law:
Margaret Yongblood & husband Ronnie of Center
Brother-in-law:
Kent Fincher & wife B.J. of Deridder
2 Step Sisters:
Schelli McCauley & husband Kevin of Center
Misty Gibbs & husband Lee of Tenaha

Pallbearers:
Jamie Carroll, Danny Belrose, Ronnie Youngblood, Koby Youngblood, Blake Fincher, Quinton Fincher

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

"You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com"


Ramon Soto III, 2, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born May 9, 2005 in Center to Ramon Soto and Elizabeth Mendoza Soto.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Manuel Mendoza, Sr., Manuel Mendoza, Jr. Paul Jackson and Ralph Soto.

Survivors include:

Mother, Elizabeth Soto of Tenaha

Sister, Isabel Soto of Tenaha

Grandfather & Step Grandmother, Ramon & Yvonne Soto of San Antonio

Grandmother; Pattie Soto

Aunts:
Kerri Ann Perez of Birmingham, Alabama
Jayme Leah Soto of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Ashley Alvidrez of San Antonio
Bonnie Rae Soto of San Antonio
Carina Walker of Nacogdoches
Maria Mendoza of Tenaha
Selena Mendoza of Tenaha
Uncle, Manuel Mendoza, Jr. of Tenaha

Great Aunts:
Vickie Goin of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Torri Nugent of Joaquin

Great Uncle:
David Jackson of Oklahoma City

Great Grandmothers:
Ursula Soto of Timpson
Daria Mendoza of Center

Great Grandfather, Manuel Mendoza of Tenaha

Great Grandparents, Paul & June Jackson of Joaquin

Cousins:
Michelle Essex of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Lauren Richards of Center

Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Joe Adams of Tenaha

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Ramon Lay Soto, 22, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born March 26, 1986 in Center to Ramon Soto and Patti Jackson Soto.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment willo follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Damion Fraklin, Michael Marshall, Ramon Soto, Trevor Walker, Jesus Mendoza and Moses Soto.

Survivors include:

Wife, Elizabeth Soto of Tenaha

Daughter, Isabel Soto of Tenaha

Father & Step Mother, Ramon & Yvonne Soto of San Antonio

Mother, Patti Soto

Sisters:
Kerri Ann Perez of Birmingham, Alabama
Jayme Leah Soto of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Ashley Alvidrez of San Antonio
Bonnie Rae Soto of San Antonio

Grandparents,
Paul & June Jackson of Joaquin

Grandmothers:
Ursula Soto of Timpson
Daria Mendoza of Center

Grandfather, Manuel Mendoza of Tenaha

Aunts;
Vickie Goings of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Terri Nugent of Joaquin

Uncle:
David Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sisters-in-Law:
Carina Walker of Nacogdoches
Maria Mendoza of Tenaha
Selena Mendoza of Tenaha

Brother-in-Law, Manuel Mendoza, Jr. of Tenaha

Cousins:
Michelle Essex of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Lauren Richards of Center
Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Jo Adams of Tenaha

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Adam Heady, 20, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born April 11, 1987 in Center to Denny Lee Heady Rose Mary Soto. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Justin Williams, Michael Mangrum, Ramiro Soto, Ruben Soto and Vince Walker.

Survivors include:

Mother & Step-Father, Rose Soto & Mike Mangrum

Brother, Harold Heady of Center

Sister, Danielle Heady of Center

Step Brother, Michael Mangrum of Center

Grandmother, Ursula Soto of Timpson

Nephew, Antonio Heady of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Denny Lee Heady

Grandfather, Rafael Soto

Grandfather, Harold Bennett

Grandmother, Fern Heady

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Cameron Roland Hutson, 24, of Center, passed away April 1, 2008.
Services are pending at this time at Community Funeral Home.


4/1/08

Mrs. Willie Rushing Tindall, age 90, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Tindall was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Trinity County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Charles and Beulah (Christie) Rushing and was a retired school teacher. She was a longtime resident of San Augustine County and a member of Macune Baptist Church.

Survivors: her husband, Howard Tindall of San Augustine County; daughter and son-in-law, Huweda and Richard Collins of New Caney, Texas; son, Kenneth Waggonner of Lufkin, Texas; step-children, Keith Tindall of Florida and Brenda Young and husband Kenneth of Black Jack community, Texas; a sister, Alice Golson of Lindale, Texas; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy. 83 in Broaddus, Texas, with Pastor Don Lofton officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine. Online obituary and online condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Jimmie Louise Boles, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born September 14, 1938 in Center to James E. Nail and Hazel Doris Sowell Nail. Ms. Boles was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was the credit manager at Windham’s Ivan Smith Furniture for thirty years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ivey, John Sancton, Darren Wiggins, Dr. Keith Miller, Don Stewart, John Dean Windham and Jack Lout.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Lisa McAdams & husband Billy Bob of Center
Sheila Harris & husband Roy of Center

Grandson, Josh McAdams of Houston

Granddaughter, Amanda Tyler of Center

Great Grandchildren: Bryce Harris, Britain Tyler and Braiden Tyler

Sister, Diane Nail of Center

Also, Kerri, Darren, Jared & Jesse Wiggins, whom she considered special and part of her family.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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3/31/08

George Martin McLendon, 92, of Kerrville, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a Kerrville hospital. He was born October 18, 1915 to Martin Bartow and Carrie Smithson McLendon. George enjoyed spending quality time with his great grandchild, hunting, fishing and his pets. He had many friends and a love of visiting with people. George loved to cut up with people, and help those in need. He was a Christian of Baptist Faith and member of First Baptist Church in Center. Until recently, he was very active with his Masonic Order and recently celebrated his 57nd year with the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge in Center. He had accomplished the Thirty-Third Degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. George was one of the last survivors of CCC Co. 880.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Jefrey Smith, James Honeycutt, Otis Honeycutt, Matthew Porter, Stanley McLendon and Curtis Eaves. Honorary pallbearer will be Maxie Eaves.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Lou Nell Jones and husband, Bobby Jones
Willie Lowery Bunting

Sister, Mattie McLendon Dellinger

Cousin, Florence Phillips

Grandchildren:
Jana Smith and husband, Jefrey Smith
Bobby Jones, Jr.
Lou Ann Rice

Great Grandchildren:
Megan Kennedie Smith
Kristina Lewis
Charles Kinzvach
Kyle Keagle

Sister-in-Laws:
Christine Honeycutt
Velma Sharpton

Special Friends:
Juanita & Riley Bewley
Becky Maidic

Best Pal, German Shepherd, "Stryker"

Also a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends in the Center community. And although he was a resident of Kerrville for a very short time, George quickly gained many friends there also.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Susie Eaves McLendon
Daughter, Evelyn Ann Morris
Brother, Maurice McLendon
Sister, Lucy McLendon Lee

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


J. Hugh Bailey, 93, of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born August 14, 1914 in Center to James Ed Bailey and Lellar Byford Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of Neuville Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge #32.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Cagle, Paul Taylor, Randy Dean, Benny Eddins, Pete Cordray, and Claude Lucas. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Harbison and Clyde Glenn Samford.

Survivors include:

Wife, Johnnie B. Bailey of Center

Sons:
Jerry Barlow & wife Rhonda of Center
Bobby Barlow & wife Betty of Center

Daughters:
Lillian Williams of Dallas
Clara Clary of Dallas

Grandsons:
Jimmy Dale Bailey of Houston
Marc Leach of Center
Ronnie Mills of Joaquin
Mik Williams of Dallas
Kenny Williams Dallas
Jimmy Barlow of Arizona

Granddaughters:
Kim Mills of Shreveport, Louisiana
Becky yen of Dallas
Denisia Barlow of Chicago, Illinois

Preceded in death by son, Hugh Gene Bailey.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas


3/27/08

Felix “Bear Kat” Partin, 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1932 in San Augustine to Felix Smith Partin, Sr. and Virgie Caroline Berry Partin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robert Griffin, David Griffin, Harry Murdock, Sammy Andrews, Billy Mac Walton and Mike Middleton.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sue Partin of Center

Daughters:
Lynnelle McElroy & companion Barry Hughes of Center
Annette Peters & companion Jon Busch of Center

Grandchildren:
Carmen Roland & Husband Brint of Center
Kimberly McElroy of Center
Colby Miller of Nacogdoches
Caleb Homer of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchild, Devon Roland of Center

Sister, Margie Kilpatrick & husband Charles of San Antonio

Sister-in-Law, Fran Partin of Tenaha

Also a host of nieces, nephews & special friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix & Virgie Partin
Brother, Clark Partin
Sister, Johnnie Spies

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935 in Bear Kat's name.

Services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas


3/26/08

Joe Jackson, 45, of Center passed away at his residence in Center. He was born March 31, 1962 in Center to Billy Joe Jackson and Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson. Joe was a lifelong resident of Center. He was a member of Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 28, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2008, and will continue until service time.

Survivors include:

Mother, Imo Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches

Sister, Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches

Niece, Allyson Clifton

Nephew, Ben Clifton

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Billy Joe Jackson


Deborah Ann Wilde, 40, of Whitney, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008 at a Burleson Hospice. She was born July 2, 1967 in Houston to Clarence Prinz, Sr. and Gladys Miller Prinz. Deborah was a homemaker, and loving wife and mother.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Silas Community of Shelby County with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

Deborah’s survivors include:

Husband, Eddie Wilde, Sr. of Whitney

Children:
Eddie Wilde, Jr. of Whitney
Timothy Wilde of Whitney
Cody Wilde of Whitney

Brothers:
Clarence Prinz, Jr. & wife Judy of Ashdown, Arkansas
William Prinz & wife Patsy of Huxley
Terry Prinz & wife Peggy of Huntington
Charles Michael Prinz of Whitney

Sister, Ivery Kennedy & husband Sean of Hillsboro

Also a number of nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence & Gladys Prinz
Sister, Rebecca Lynn Prinz

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


3/25/08

Mable Bernice Kimbro Jennings

On March 24, 2008, in Austin, Texas, Mable Bernice Kimbro Jennings moved on to be with the Lord, after an illness that led to the end of her full life of 92 years.

“Bernie” is survived by:
Daughter , Retha Jennings Turner
Grandson, Jeff Rose
Granddaughter, Amanda Turner
Sister, Willie Mae Bush
Great Grandchildren, Will, Abby and Ben Rose
Also numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Born in Shelby County, Texas in July 1916, Mable grew up with four sisters and one brother on a farm outside Center and attended Waterman Pentecostal Church and School. She moved to Houston during World War II to aid in the war effort working as a welder at Hughes Tool Company. It was there she met and married Exter Jennings and attended Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Houston. Until her late 60’s, Mable practiced nursing in the Great Houston Area.

Memorial services will be conducted by Brother Steve Harris at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center at 11:00 am on March 27, 2008. Graveside services will follow at 4:00 pm at South Park Cemetery in Houston, where Exter was previously laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, it was Mable’s desire that contributions be made to the perpetual care fund of Mt. Herman Cemetery. Checks made out to Mt. Herman Cemetery can be mailed to the attention of Ronnie Peace, PO Box 366, Timpson, Texas 75974.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


3/23/08

Jackie Porter Sanford, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 in Center. She was born June 17, 1932 in Sardis to Hubbard Sam Porter, Sr. and Robbie Jackson Porter. Ms. Sanford was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, with Farrell Russell and L.D. Adkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will begin at 5 pm on Monday, March 24, 2008 and continue until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Sanford's grandsons, Kenny Cole, Seth Robins, Ronnie Cole, Justin Haessly, Keith Cole, Aston Haessly, Will Robinson and Anthony Haessly. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Weaver, Christopher Weaver, Thomas Paylock, Michael Haessly and Louie Cooper.

Survivors Include:
Daughters:
Dianne Cole and husband Jerrof Kennard
Shiela Jurney and husband Ronnie of Center
Hazel Cooper of Timpson
Janeile Robinson and Fiance' Ronnie Smith of Huxley

Sons:
Johnny Haessly and fiance" Dana Renfroe of Center
Charles Richard "Ricky" Haessly of Center
Robert Haessly and wife Felicia of Baytown
Jerry Sanford and wife Cindy of Center
Dewayne Sanford and wife Samantha of Center

Brother: Hubbard Sam "Bo" Porter and wife Sandra of Orange

Sister: Cossette Martin of Joaquin

Daughter-in-law Kay Haessly of Center

Special Friend: Farrel Russell of Center

41 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews
A Host of Many Loving Friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Horace E. Sanford
Father of her children, Elmere Carl "Tubby" Haessly
Two Daughters, Carlene Haessly and Georgie Haessly
Brother, Bobby Porter
Three Sisters, Owen White, Margie Barber and Opal Adkinson.


Doris Laverne Cobb Masterson of Center passed away Saturday March 22, 2008 at the age of 79 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A Memorial Service was held Monday March 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church Center, Texas.

Doris was born December 27, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama to parents, Riley L. & Jewell L. (Estes) Cobb. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Runnels Sunday School Class for 39 years and had hosted many of their Sunday school parties in her home. She was also active in the Altar Guild of the church in arranging flowers for worship, changing the paraments, and preparing the communion elements. Doris deeply loved her husband, their four sons, their son’s wives and their grandchildren. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Christian.

Doris is Survived by her Husband of over 62 years, Roy Masterson

4 Sons:
Ron Masterson & wife, Linda of Center, Texas
Rev. Garry Masterson & wife, Cindy of Texarkana, Texas
Riley Masterson of Austin, Texas
David Masterson & wife, Mary of Center, Texas

9 Grandchildren: Shannon Campbell of Overland Park, Kansas, Brett Masterson of Indianapolis, Indiana, R.J. Masterson & wife, Lee Ann of Center, Josh Masterson & wife, Jaimie of Dallas, Sam Masterson & wife, Sarah of College Station, Chris Masterson of Austin, Melody and husband Carlos Masterson-Benavides of Austin, Michelle and Michael Masterson of Center.

4 1/2 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Billy Cobb & wife, Judy of Louisville, Kentucky

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Altar Ghild Flower Fund at First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Patricia Snider, 77, of Huxley, passed away Saturday March 22, 2008.

Services will 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 25, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center, Texas with Father George officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will be Monday March 24, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home and a Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Monday March 24, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born September 25, 1930 to Sterling Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Ryan) McCollum in Manhattan, Kansas. She worked for Sandia Corp. in Albuquerque, NM and she was a librarian for the public library in San Augustine and in Center. She was member of St. Therese Catholic Church

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Sterling and Mary McCollum,

2 Brothers, Sterling McCollum, Jr. and Dale McCollum, 2 Sisters, Lois McCollum and Shirley Smith.

She is survived by:
Husband: M.C. “Joe” Snider of Huxley

Children:
Therese Snider Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Beth Stroope & husband Ray of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan & husband John of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell & husband Jeff of Center
Melissa Jernigan & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister: Mary McCollum of Huxley

Grandchildren: Adam, Nicole Freeman & Fiance’ Scott Finley, Trey & Jacob Freeman
Callie Jamison & husband Lance
Russell Stroope
Taylor & Morgan Jernigan
Michelle & Justin Bridwell
Jessica Hopkins & husband Tim
Hannah & Michael Jernigan

Great Grandchildren:
Jayda & Riley Hopkins
Bradley Jamison

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Ray Stroope, John Jernigan , Jeff Bridwell, James Jernigan, Russell Stroope, Michael Jernigan, Justin Bridwell, Tim Hopkins, Lance Jamison

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


3/20/08

Tony Allen "Bubba" Whittington, 23, of Mooringsport, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Mooringsport. He was born February 22, 1985 in Bossier City, Louisiana to Tony Whittington and Patricia Ayers Whittington. "Bubba" was employed by General Motors.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Withem officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Steven Giddings, Michael Duncan, Ruben Valasquez, Tim Mike Janzen, Mike Miller and Lee Whittington. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Miller and Joey Christopher.

Survivors Include:
Daughters, Skylar Rayne Whittington of Mooringsport, La., Mikayla Whittington of Mooringsport, La. and Alexis Cheyenne Humphries of Blanchard, La.

Parents, Tony and Patricia Whittington of Mooringsport, La.

Sister, Deimer Ayers of Stonewall, La.

Nephew, Alexander Ayers of Stonewall, La.

Niece, Stoney Lara ofStonewall, La.

Grandparents, Ruth and Eddie Duke of Carthage

A Number of Cousins and a Host of Friends.


3/18/08

Kory Vance Owens, 23, of Shepherd, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born November 25, 1984 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday March 24, 2008 at WIllow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jededian Weaver, Justin Weaver, Jeremy Bigger, Troy Medley, Trevor May, Daniel Anding and Jeremy Tyler.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Jordan Owens of Shepherd
Grandmother, Nancy Barnett Evans of Killeen
Mother, Janeene Aarons of Shepherd
Brothers, Troy Medley of Shepherd, Jeremy Bigger of Joaquin and Justin Bigger of Joaquin
Sisters, Amber Brock Bigger of Joaquin and Victoria Bigger of Joaquin
Father, David Bigger of Joaquin
Aunt, Vavette Blevins of Killeen
Uncle, Donnie Owens of Jacksonville, Florida

Numerous Cousins

Preceded in death by: Great Grandparents, Myrtie and Alvin Barnett and Hollis and Bernice Owens.
Grandparents, Thomas Franklin and Louise Bigger.


Marjorie Hill, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday March 18, 2008 at her residence.

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

She was born January 29, 1923 to Charles and Edith (Meacham) Meads. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Joaquin. She was a local artist and

special ed teacher for many years.

She preceded in death by her Parents, Charles and Edith Meads, Husband, Vernon G. Hill, Sister, Edna Mae Meads, 2 Brothers, George Meads and Bob Meads, Half-Sister, Sybl Meads

She is survived by:
4 Children:
Pat Hames & Husband Ben Rolunson of Little Rock, AR
Dr. Larry Hill & wife Carolyn of West Monroe, LA
Cathy Emmons of Shreveport, LA
Robert Hill & wife Jana Hollon of Wichita, KS

Grandchildren and Great Gramd Children:
Holly Hames , Roleyn Grider
Lindsey Fuson, Tyler Fuson
Jay & Heather Emmons
Jonathan Emmons, Luke Hill
Jason & Elizabeth Hill
Kimberly & Vaughn Meiners, Allison Hill
Laura Hill , John Hill, Micheal Hill
David Hill, Carl & Ray Wonenberg

Brother:
Richard Meads of Greeley, CO

Sister:
Vesta Schneider of Ft. Collins, CO

Sister-in-law:
Joy Bortmes of Tulsa, OK

Niece:
Connie Wonenberg of Tyler, TX

Nephew:
Chuck Schneider of Ft. Collins, CO

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


Funeral services for C.R. Nunley, age 78, of Pineland, TX, will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, TX. Officiating will be Bro. John Richerson, Bro. Pat Jacks, and Lee Nunley with interment in Adams Cemetery, Panola County, TX. Mr. Nunley passed away in Pineland, TX, March 16, 2008.

Born June 11, 1929, in Logansport, LA, he was the son of W.H. and Myrie (Lee) Nunley. Mr. Nunley retired after 20 years with the Shreveport Police Department and then served with the Logansport, LA, and Center, TX, police departments. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was an ordained minister.

Survivors include wife Geda L. Nunley of Pineland, TX; son Rodney Nunley and wife Lorrie of Shreveport, LA; daughter Veronica Hope McCrary and husband Larry of Nashville, TN; step-daughter Esther O'Harra and husband Daniel of Shelbyville, TX; brothers L.G. Nunley of Doyline, LA, and Darrell Nunley of Houston, TX; sisters Mavis Reel of Deer Park, TX; Almeda Holmes of Shreveport, LA, and Etoile Langford of Lufkin, TX; 6 grandchildren: Brandon Nunley, Tonya Williams, Shane Turnage, Dustin Nunley, Tabitha Nunley, and Victoria Nunley; 11 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren.

Mr. Nunley was preceded in death by his parents, son C. Royal Nunley, Jr., 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


3/17/08

Thomas Watkins 72, of Tenaha passed away Sunday March 16, 2008 at his resident.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 03-20-08 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born February 22, 1936 to Robert Edward and Era (Spurlock) Watkins.

He is preceded in death by parents Robert “Buck” and Era Watkins

He is survived by:
3 Children:
Thomas Watkins & wife Mena of Tenaha
Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, LA
Molly Robbins of Sulphur, LA

4 Grandchildren:
Adam Braun
Savannah Cassell
Kelsey Braun
Coper Watkins

Brother:
Don Watkins & wife Darla of Joaquin

Sister:
Sherry Welch & husband Phillip of Frankston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, & Friends

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


3/16/08

Clausell S. Owens, 92, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 16 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born March 15, 1916 in Shelby County to Joseph Frank Sims and Beatrice Hunington Sims.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Dewayne Sims officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Karen Belrose and husband J.E. of Huxley

Son, Pete Owens and wife Denise of Center

Step Daughter, Dorothy Griffin of Houston

Step Son, James Owens of Houston

Grandson, Robert Samford of Center
Granddaughter, Kristy Consford of Huxley
Granddaughter, Jennifer Raymond of Center
Granddaughter, Stacy Samford of Center

13 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Ward Sims & wife Sue of Shelbyville

Step Sister, Shirley Sutton of Jacksboro

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Robert Owens
Six Sisters and Two Brothers


3/13/08

Oneita Latimer, 83, of Beaumont died March 11, 2008 at Pine Forest Nursing Home, Beaumont. A Center native, Oneita had been a resident of Beaumont since 1941.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Latimer, of Beaumont, and son, Kenneth Latimer, and his wife Jo of Houston.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a m Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 pm until 4 pm Friday afternoon March 14, 2008 at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 440 N. 18th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or charity of choice.

Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com


3/11/08

James Harrison Matlock
Funeral services for Mr. James Harrison Matlock, 74, of Mount Enterprise, Texas, will be held at noon Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will be at Old Prospect Cemetery in Mount Enterprise, Texas. James was born January 11, 1934, in Mount Enterprise, Texas, the son of Ralph Talley and Mattie B Nettles Matlock. Mr. Matlock was a graduate of Mount Enterprise High School. He worked as a Metro bus driver for the city of Houston for 36 years. He loved the outdoors and all sports. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Delores Matlock; son, Keith Dale Matlock; and his father. He is survived by his mother, Mattie B. Nettles Matlock of Mount Enterprise; sons, Ronnie W. Matlock and wife, Trina, of Baytown, Texas, John W. Ferguson and wife, Nita, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Greg D. Matlock and wife, Martha, of Irving, Texas; sister, Rita Hughes of Center, Texas; brothers, Jerry Matlock, Troy Matlock and Gary Matlock, all of Mount Enterprise; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to visitation from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Laird Funeral Home. Laird Funeral Home.


03/07/08

Edell C. Odom, 86, of Center, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born August 17, 1921 in Geneva, Texas to John Calvin Sanders and Mattie Oliver Sanders. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Sabine County with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Shannon Day Terrill of Kansas City, Missouri

Granddaughter, Kristine Day of Kansas City, Missouri

Sister-in-law, Maurine Sanders of Center

Also numerous nieces & nephews.

Cousins:
Margie Hooks of Center
Virgie Knight of Geneva

Special Friends:
Gena Porterfield of Center
Mildred Lister of Center
Patricia Samuels of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John Calvin Sanders & Mattie Oliver Sanders
Husband, Jimmy Odom
Parents, Brothers, I.V. Sanders, E.V. Sanders, & Jack Sanders


Anna Mary Schott Motley, died early Friday morning, March 7, 2008. She was born
April 14, 1914, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Howard Smith Motley, Sr., her parents, Anna Amelia and Frank Sebastian Schott, and
by brothers, Francis J. Schott, D. V. M., and Eugene E. “Brother” Schott.

She was kind. She was genuinely concerned for the well-being of others. She was loyal to her Church, but more than that, she was devoted to God. As a teacher, she was respected by both her students and colleagues, imparting her wisdom with a calm and clear perspective.

She is survived by six children: Anna Lou Motley Nix, Arlington; Howard S. (Buddy) Motley, Jr., Victoria; Schott Motley, Inez; Jack Motley, Edna; Polly Motley, Stowe, Vermont; Mary Martha Motley, Port Lavaca.

Grandchildren include Carol Nix Pope, Kimberly Motley Ballard, Schott Edward Motley, Marianna Nix Peeler, William “Sandy” Motley, Robert Nix, Pauline Motley Traugott, Alan Raby, Clark Felts Motley, Matthew Motley Clouser, Amanda Raby Smith, Emily Francis Motley, Morgan Motley and Mary Claire Scallon. Additionally there are seventeen great-grandchildren.

Each of our relationships with her was different and special We hope we brought her as much happiness as she brought us. Rest, dear Anna. Your work here is done and we will carry on.

Family visitation will be 4:00 - 5:00 p. m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with a Vigil Service to follow at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p. m. at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.

Graveside services will be Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 4:00 p. m. at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Should friends desire contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546.

Rosewood Funeral Chapels 3304 Mockingbird Lane Victoria, Texas 77904 361/573-4546 Fax 361/573-4587


03/06/08

Thomas McDavid Hooper Sr., 73, of Gary, Texas, will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 08, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Lynn Lee and Rev. Lou Thomas with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Mr. Hooper passed away March 5, 2008, in Gary, Texas. Born on October 9, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, he was the son of the late Robin L. and Emma L. (Trammell) Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a graduate of Timpson High School and received his bachelor and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. He started teaching in Timpson after only 2 years of college and spent 50 years of service in public education as a high school science teacher, coach, high school principal and superintendent. After retirement he continued to teach high school science on a parttime basis.

Mr. Hooper was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, where he served as Chairman of Church Council, Chairman of Trustees and Chior Director. He thought of himself as a simple man who loved simple pleasures especially time spent with family and friends.

Thomas M. Hooper Sr, and Patricia Bailey were married June 12, 1996 and she survives him. Also surviving are four sons; Thomas M. Hooper Jr.and wife Terri of Gary, Texas, Timothy W. Hooper and wife Gail of Gary; Tracy L. Hooper and wife Robin of Timpson and T.Z. Hooper of Gary; step sonMatthew B.Bowlin of Waxahachie, Texas; step daughter Brittany E. Bowlin of Austin, Texas; sister Mary A. Largent of Nacogdoches, Texas. 4 grandchildren; Thomas H Hooper III, Tyler Ann Hooper, Marge Lee Hooper and Alexis Hooper; step grandson Grant Williams.

Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Barbara Hooper, brother Robin L. Hooper Jr. and step grandson Garrett Williams.

Visitation will be Friday, March 7, 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


03/04/08

Steve Richards, 65, of Friendswood, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Joaquin. Steve served in the US Army. He was a Graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. He was employed by Taylor & Hill Engineering in Houston. Mr. Richards was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 5 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lorena and T.J. Williams.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Richards of Friendswood

Daughter, Candice Schotz and husband Mark of Friendswood

Grandsons:
Aleister & Riordan Schotz of Friendswood

Sisters:
Tommie Williams of Kilgore
Judy Easley & husband Tommie of Mt. Pleasant

Mother-in-law, Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law:
Jo Ann Walla & husband Walter of Tyler
Mary Koonce & husband Bruce of Center

He is also survived by a host of nieces & nephews who meant the world to him.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


03/03/08

Judy McSwain Sammons, 58, of Center, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born June 19, 1949 in Center to D.C. McSwain and Lucille Allen McSwain. Ms. Sammons was a member of First Methodist Church in Center.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until service time, Thursday, March 6 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Father, D.C. McSwain of Center

Daughters:
Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson
Samantha Sammons Vidrine & husband Landon of Center
Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Shelby Ross, Jamie Moore and Ali Vidrine

Sister, Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Lucille McSwain
Husband, George Sammons
Sisters, JoGail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain
Brother, Lonnie Carl McSwain


Shirley Ann Green Williams Clotiaux, age 49, passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Mrs. Clotiaux was born Jan. 5, 1959, in San Augustine as a daughter of John Earl and Addie Walton Green. She worked as a waitress.

Survivors: husband, Robert Eugene Clotiaux; daughters, Brandy Michelle Juergens of Grand Cane, Louisiana, and Nickie Lynn Fanestiel of Joaquin, Texas; parents, John Earl and Addie Green of San Augustine; a brother, Robert Green of Tenaha; sisters, Regina Martinez of Tenaha, Sheila Williams of San Augustine, and Karen Hight of San Augustine; grandchildren, Johnny Ray Green Jr., Holley Chavelle Juergens, Camden Dewayne Hughes, and Madison Ruth Fanestiel; and father of her children, James Earl Hughes.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Bo Juergens, Lupe Martinez, Lloyd Hargrove, Robert Clotiaux, James Hughes, and Brandon Fanestiel.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


03/02/08

Jimmy Wayne Nichols, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 at his home. He was born March 20, 1936 in Shelbyville to Sam C. Nichols and Della Goochie Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a member of First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 3 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Billy Windham. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Sharon Nichols of Tyler
Connie Branch & husband Steve of Port Lavaca
Brandy Michele Kennon Jones & husband Marlin of Center

Son, Jeffrey Coleman Nichols of Tyler

Two Grandchildren

Sisters:
Vera Wilson of Center
Bernice Brittain & husband Gerald of Center

Special Friend, Nancy Nichols LaRue of San Augustine

Sister-in-Law, Westerfield Nichols of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sam C. Nichols and Della Goochie Nichols
Brothers, Alton Buddy Nichols & Sam C. Nichols Jr.
Sisters, Allie Mae Wright, Velma Gray & Myrtle Stephens


03/01/08

Norma LaVerne Bass, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday March 1, 2008 at Christa Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday March 3, 2008 at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Douglas Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be Sunday March 2, 2008 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 10, 1924 to Luther and Evie (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center. She was a Beautician.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Luther and Evie Wright, 2 Sons, Lloyd Ballard and Tommy Ballard, Sister Verline Barlow, and 3 Brothers, Bruce Wright, Scotty Wright, and Clark Wright

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Jane Foster of Pasadena
John Ballard of New Braunfels
Norma Jean Rossi of New Braunfels

Grandchildren: Angela Polite, Bruce Ballard, Cherie Ballard, Melissa Ballard, Amanda Ballard, Christopher Ballard, Carissa Brown, and Cole Metcalf

3 Sisters:
Fran Clark of Center
Millie Warr of Center
Nell Williams of New Braunfels

Friends of Center Missionary Baptist Church

Pallbearers: Bruce Ballard, Cole Metcalf, Ronnie Clark, Don Wright, David Wright, Brad Cockrell, Ricky Cockrell, and Jerry Cockrell

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

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2/28/08

Addie B. Hughes, 92, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born August 31, 1915 in Center to William Newton Ford and Amanda Humphries Ford. Ms. Hughes was a long-time member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Moore and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hughes, Paul Hughes, Les Hughes, Jonathan Stewart, Aron Hughes and Joe Stewart.

Survivors include:

Son, Charles Paul Hughes & wife Ruby of Center

Daughter, Sally Ann Stewart & husband David of Grants, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra
Les Hughes and wife Susan
Paul Hughes
Jonathan Stewart and wife Cindy
Joel Stewart and wife Loree
Rebecca Horn and husband Wes

Great Grandchildren: Angela Hughes, Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin, Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Kaylee Stewart, Ashlyn Stewart, Grace Hughes, Keegan Stewart, Amber Stewart, Caleb Horn, Kami Stewart, Noah Horn, Gideon Horn

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Paul Hughes
Two Brothers & Three Sisters

Memorials can be made in Addie B. Hughes’ name to the college fund for her great grandchildren, Thomas and Grace Hughes, Checks can be made to “American Funds College America”, In the memo line add “FBO Thomas and Grace Hughes”. Mail checks to Wayne Christain, Wayne Christain Financial Services, 204 Houston Street, Center, TX 75935.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Alice Joy Jolley, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born July 23, 1936 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to Jackie Strawbridge and Linnie Kelly Strawbridge. Ms. Jolley was a member of Truitt Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jerry Gary and Rev. Jason wood officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center

Pallbearers will be Rev. Jason Wood, Bobby Joe Tiner, Richard Owens, K.D. Jolley, Jeff Jacks and Greg Jacks. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joseph Jolley, Orlan Owens, Steve Jacks, Bubba Wood and Ethan Wilburn.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Tex Jolley & wife Kay of Deer Park, Texas
Joe Jolley & wife Mary of Center

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Jolley of Center
Joy Jolley Wilburn & Husband Jason of Center
Joseph Jolley of Center
Rachal Jolley of Deer Park
Megan Jolley of Deer Park
Steve Zacks
Jeff Jacks
Greg Jacks

Great Grandson, Ethan Wilburn of Center

Sister, Ann Weatherford of Tenaha

Sisters-in-Law:
Roma Jolley of Longview
Lena Jolley Wood of Henderson

Special Friend, Wendy Jakab

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Tennie Tex Jolley

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


2/26/08

Mary Whiteside Frizzell Berry, 77, of Deweyville, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2008 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Interment will follow in Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Visitation will be from 5 PM until 9 PM. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born on February 7, 1931 in Shelby County, Texas to Joseph Smith and Lona (McKenzie) Whiteside, she was a longtime resident of the Deweyville area, she owned and operated Mary's Beauty Shop in Deweyville for over 50 years. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville where she enjoyed her Sunday school class. Mrs. Berry became resident at the Optimist Village in Orange where she grew attached to many fellow residents and was also involved with the resident's council there. Mrs. Berry loved people, never met a stranger and she enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Berry is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Grady Berry, her sisters, Melinda Waller and Virginia Samford, her brothers, James Whiteside and Tommy Chambless and her very special nephews. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Cheryl Graham and husband Kenneth of Orange and Denice Dupuis of Deweyville, sisters, Elle Noble and husband Reverend Dee Noble of Anacuco, brother Bacie Whiteside and wife Dixie of Center, Texas, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.


Irene Sherrod, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at a Bossier City nursing home. She was born July 17, 1922 in Joaquin to August Coyle and Edith Corine Roe Coyle.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughter:
Beverly Heard & husband Patrick of Durango, Colorado

Grandsons:
Duane Connell & wife Bree of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jason Connell & wife Amy of Arnold, Missouri

Great Grandchildren::
Ricky Connell of Arnold, Missouri
Austin Connell of Arnold, Missouri
Aurora Connell of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Winsel Sherrod
Sister, Jewel Sherrod

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


2/25/08

Bill England of Huxley,Tx. passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Shreveport,La. His memorial service will be at 2:00 this Wednesday at Toledo Bend Baptist Church.


Billy Tom Strong, age 79 of Center, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with his Grandson, Rev. Travis Lee and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 14, 1928 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Virgil & Fleta (Fleming) Strong. He was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Center Plywood where he worked for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, and 2 Sisters, Mildred Wooten and Mozelle Requardt, 1Grandson, Billy Steven Strong and 1 Great Grandson, Michael Ryan Strong.

He is survived by:
Wife of 57 years, Margie (Holder) Strong of Center
2 Daughters: Billie Bright of Center
Irene Vaughn & husband, Glynn of Center
1 Son: Bobby Strong & wife, Rebecca of Carthage
Grandchildren:
B.J. Bright & Ashley, Frankie Bright & wife, Karla, Travis Lee & wife, Brandi,
Michelle Clark & husband, Keith, Thomas Lee & wife, Michelle,
Buddy Strong & wife, Candice & Robert Strong
13 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers: G.W. & Bettie Strong of Center
Elzine & Doris Strong of Diboll

4 Sisters: Irene Mayfield of Center, Lottie Hammett of Orange, Esteline Hill of Beaumont and Frances Pickering & husband, Ronnie of Orange

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Bobby Strong, Glynn Vaughn, B.J. Bright, Frankie Bright, Thomas Lee, Buddy Strong & Robert Strong

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


2/22/08

Zelda Mae Patterson, 91, of Tyler formerly of Center, passed away Thursday February 21, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX.
Memorial Service are pending at this time.

She was born November 26, 1916 to Walter E. and Elna Ima (Pruitt) Bush.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Walter and Elna Bush, Husband, Drue Patterson, Son, Jimmy Webb and 2 Brothers Ershel Bush and Norvol Bush

She is survived by:

Grandson:
Colin Webb & wife Melinda of Bossier City, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Madeline Webb of Bossier City, LA
Madison Webb of Bossier City, LA

Niece:
Deborah Brashear of Tyler, TX

Nephew:
Gail Bush of Spring, TX

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


2/21/08

Bobby Lee Hurst, 76, graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 22 at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Services under the directions of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


Milton Lawrence, age 80 of Center passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Center.

He was born April 29, 1927 in Harrison County, Texas to parents, J.R. & Erma (Riley) Lawrence. He worked as a lineman for an electric company for many years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witness in Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J.R. & Erma Lawrence, and 2 Brothers, Wynn Lawrence and Norman Lawrence.

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 60 years, Wanita Lawrence of Center

Sister, Katie Thompson & husband, J.C. of Marshall

2 Brothers: Son Lawrence of Carthage and Ted Lawrence of Arkansas

Nephew, Carl Miller & wife, Hazel of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Winnie Davis of Marshall

Dearest Friends, Bro. Eldon Doster & wife, Brenda of Center & Velma Parks of Timpson

Many other family and friends

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


2/18/08

Margaret Ann Scott. Funeral services for Margaret Ann Scott, age 70, of Timpson, Texas will be 2 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Elmer Mathews with interment in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Scott passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, in Timpson.

Born October 29, 1937 in Timpson, she was the daughter of Buford and Louise (Herndon) Frederick and married to Robert Joe Scott on May 20, 1953. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, and loved being a homemaker as she cared for her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Robert Wayne and Kathy Scott of Jennings, La., and James Alan "Bubba" Scott of Timpson, daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Alan Hairgrove of Timpson, Rita and Danny Strahan of Timpson and Shirley Bolton and friend wayne McCullough of Timpson, 7 grandchildren; Jennifer Hairgrove, Robert Hairgrove and fiancee' Angel Clark, Christina Williams and husband Wes, Vicki Scott, Amber David, Ashley David and Alex David; 6 great grandchildren; Summer Bolton, Austin and Kylie Williams, Ayden Fontenot, Stephanie and Conner Posie; brothers, JoeDan Frederick of Chandler, Arizona, Ronnie Frederick and wife Kathy of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister, Betty Sweeney and husband Tommy of Blacksburg, Va. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret Scott was preceded in death by husband, Robert Joe Scott, parents William B. "Buford" and Louise Frederick, brother Buford Ray "Sonny" Frederick, son-in-law Jimmy Neal Bolton and special sister Mary Scott.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, in charge of arrangements.


2/17/08

J. Lloyd Woods. Funeral services for Mr. J. Lloyd Woods, age 91 of Tenaha, Texas, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Brother Jay Orr, Brother Russ Atwood, and Brother James R. Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery near Tenaha under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Woods passed away on Sunday morning, February 17, 2008 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Java Lloyd Woods was born on October 2, 1916 in the Brooks Community of Panola County, Texas to Thomas Monnie and Edna Bessie Brown Woods. Mr. Woods graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1934 and later earned his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He married Anna Mildred Baldwin on February 27, 1942 in Tenaha. In his early years, Mr. Woods worked as a teacher, coach, and principal. He also worked as a superintendent in the Elysian Fields and Hemphill School Districts. He owned operated a feed store in Tenaha for many years. Mr. Woods worked the majority of his career as a real estate broker in the East Texas area for over 50 years. He had lived most of his life in Tenaha. Mr. Woods was a faithful member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha where he also taught Sunday school. Mr. Woods was presented with a humanitarian honorary doctorate degree from East Texas Baptist University where he served as a lifetime trustee. He also served on the Administrative Board of the Texas Baptist Foundation. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son in 1942; an infant daughter in 1945; and his wife, Mildred Baldwin Woods who passed away on May 7, 2007.
Mr. Woods is survived by a special great-great nephew, Michael B. Vana of Carthage; one brother, John Tom Woods and wife Mary of Pasadena; three sisters, Monnie Bess Woods Jones of Tyler, Nell Woods Hancock of Longview, and Patsy Ruth Woods Byerley and husband Paul of Beaumont; two sisters-in-law, Rita Woods of Carthage and Dorothy Woods of Belton; and special friends, John and Erma Scull of Tenaha. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends also survive Mr. Woods.
Serving as pallbearers are Drue Scull, Terry Scull, Greg Starr, Jim Edwards, David Edwards, and Bill Edwards. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Tenaha, the Trustees and Administrators of East Texas Baptist University, W.A. Parker, and Tom Crawford.
If desired, memorials may be made to Special Missions at First Baptist Church of Tenaha, 200 South George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or East Texas Baptist University, 1209 North Grove Street, Marshall, Texas 75670.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Nola Jean Rhodes. Funeral services for Nola Jean Rhodes, age 67, of Timpson, Texas, will be at 2 PM, Monday, February 18, 2008, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Cliff Hughes with interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 in Timpson.

Born on July 02, 1940 in Patroon, Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of Alfred E. and Virginia Othella (Goodson) Stephens. She and Darrell D. Rhodes were married June 30, 1956 and were blessed with 51 years 7 months and 16 days of life together. She was a gradate of Panola College of Nursing.

Jean Rhodes was a virtuous woman who loved her God, family and church. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and served in many areas, including teaching Sunday School, loving the babies in the nursery, helping with Vacation Bible School and purchasing supplies for the church. She believed her primary calling was as a deacon's wife and that God expected her to serve as an example for younger deacon's wives.

Jean was serving as Associate Conductress of Timpson Chapter 1144 Order of the Easter Star. She and Darrell were influential in reactivating the Timpson Chapter.

Survivors include husband Darrell D. Rhodes of Timpson, sons Steven Rhodes and wife Rhonda of Palmer, Alaska, and Rickey Rhodes and wife Jewel of Center, Texas, daughter De'Andrea Mucka of Channelview, Texas, brothers Vatton Lavone Stephens of Rusk, Texas and Luther Ray Stephens of Odessa, Texas, sisters Dorthy Bailey of Timpson, Frances Hoover of Timpson and Murlin Poskey of Nacogdoches, Texas, 6 grandchildren: Ashley and Kyle Rhodes, Joseph and Aaron Mucka, Thomas Darrell and Rickey Lynn Rhodes. 1 great granddaughter; Michelle Rhodes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy Stephens, Leon Stephens, A.E. Stephens Jr; Curtis Stephens and Joe Stephens; and sister Sis Crawford.

Family request memorials may be to Shelby COunty Children's Advocacy Center, 220 Field St. Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 17, 5 PM till 7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Kittie Lois Leathers, 98, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born July 28, 1909 in Monday, Texas to Sidney James Milam and Ethel Corzine Milam. Ms. Leathers was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 18 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 19 at the First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 20 at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Shafer, Steve Miller, Gary Shafer, Rick Leathers, Mike Nalls and George Nalls.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
June Swint & husband Ray of Tenaha
Sue Miller of Dallas
Jodie Guimonds & Husband Edward of Tenaha

Son, Sid Leathers and wife Kay of Tenaha

Son-in-Law, Bill Nalls of Frisco

Twenty Grandchildren

Forty One Great Grandchildren

Thirty Four Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, William Bryan Leathers
Daughter, Kathryn Nalls
Son-in-Law, James Miller
Grandson, Danny Swint
Granddaughter, Teresa Guimonds
Great Granddaughter, Shelly Cox

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


2/14/08

Ray A. Dickerson, Jr., 70, of the Fellowship Community, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 at his home. He was born December 24, 1937 in Shelby County to Ray Armon Dickerson, Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson had been a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church for many years, and had served as a deacon since 1967. He served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Bob Dickerson, Stephen Ewing, Michael Bates, David Bates, Ronnie Belrose and Gordon Vaughn

Survivors include:

Wife, Rita Dickerson of the Fellowship Community

Son, Richard Dickerson & wife Lena of Garland

Son, Randy Dickerson & wife Rebecca of the Fellowship Community

Grandchildren:
Micah Dickerson, currently serving in the US Army
Lindsey Dickerson of Garland
Kevin Dickerson, serving in the US Navy
Gregg Dickerson of Hannibal, Missouri
Scott Dickerson of the Fellowship Community
Coleman Dickerson of the Fellowship Community
Ryan Dickerson of the Fellowship Community

Brothers:
James Dickerson & wife Joan of Joaquin
Ronald Eugene Dickerson & wife Cathy of Joaquin
Kenneth Dickerson & wife Loyce of Joaquin
Mike Dickerson & wife Barbara of Joaquin

Sisters:
Virginia Biehle of Lexington
Carolyn Ewing of Joaquin\
Nelwyn Owens & husband Sam of Dallas
Kay Brewton & husband Brady of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ray and Era Dell Dickerson
Stillborn Sister, Mary Katherine Dickerson
Brother, Jacky Dickerson

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Deep East Texas.


2/13/08

Charles Ray Haley, 56, of Center passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1951, in Beaumont, Texas, to Charles Haley II and Thelma Williams.

Mr. Haley was a rancher and affiliated with Folsom Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Sons, Chad Haley and wife Nicky of Center, Joe Nelson Haley of Weatherford
Granddaughter: Alaina Grace Haley of Center
Sisters: Gay Kinard and husband Billy of Beaumont and Becki Halbert and husband Joel of San Augustine.
Nieces: Dr. Rob & Lorian Gobert of West Columbia and Katie Gobert of Beaumont
Nephews: Matt and LIz Mullis of Grapevine
Great-Niece: Julieana Gobert of West Columbia.

Services will be at 11 AM, Friday, February 15, 2008 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in San Augustine with the Rev. Henry Hughes and the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating. . Interment will be a Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 5 pm till 8 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital in memory of Charles Ray Haley III, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-4095.


Janet Griese Hughes. Funeral for Janet Griese Hughes, 41, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Kobler officiating. Mrs. Hughes died Feb. 11, 2008, in Nacogdoches. Born Nov. 11, 1966, in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of Herman R. Griese and Margaret Pretzer Griese. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul D. Hughes of Nacogdoches; son, Thomas Dane Hughes of Nacogdoches; daughter, Grace Claire Hughes of Nacogdoches; mother, Margaret Griese of West Monroe, La.; brothers, Herman J. Griese of Wasilla, Alaska, Fred R. Griese of Fairfax, Va., and Carl E. Griese of Manhattan, Kan.; and sisters, Linda G. Anderson of Shreveport, La., Margaret G. Parker of Wasilla, Alaska, and Ann G. Brandl of West Monroe.

Local survivors include: Father and Mother-in-law, Charles Paul and Ruby Hughes of Center; Brother and Sister-in-laws, Mitchell and Deidra Hughes of Center; and Les and Susan Hughes of DeRidder, La; Niece, Angela Hughes of Austin, Jennie Hughes Bailey and husband, Dustin, of Center; Nephews, Dustin Hughes of Center; Aaron and Austin Hughes of DeRidder, La. and Grandmother-in-law, Addie B. Hughes of Center.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.

Memorial donations may be made at Wayne Christian Financial Services, 204 Houston Street, Center, Texas 75935 "College America" memo: Thomas and Grace Hughes. Services under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


2/10/08

Hoyt Patterson, 80,of Center, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Patterson was born October 24, 1918 in the Arcadia Community to Floyd Patterson and Venia Haliburton Patterson. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Patterson was employed with the Postal Service and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Shelby County Sheriff's Posse and loved Rodeos and riding horses.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, February 11, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Patterson's Gransons: George Rodney Holder, Jason Patterson, Sean Patterson, Tyler Patterson, Adam Rudd, Jason Rudd, Seth Rudd, Honorary pallbearer will be Monk Peace.

Survivors include:
Wife, Elaine Patterson of Center
Daughter, Florine Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee
Son, Ronald Hoyt Patterson of Center
Daughter, Deborah Beckers of Port Neches

Grandsons, George Rodney Holder of Magnolia, Jason Patterson of La Porte, Sean Patterson of La Porte, Tyler Patterson of Center, Adam Rudd of Tampa, Flordia, Jason Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee, Joshua Rudd of Maryville, Tennessee, and Seth Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee.

Nine Great Grandchildren

Sisters, Earlene Crawford of Center and Laverne Franks of Angleton.

Numerous Other Relatives and a Host of Friends.

Preceded in death by parents Floyd Patterson and Venie Haliburton Patterson and Sister, Eleanor Rogers.


Neil Edge, 85, of Old Center Community, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 in Shreveport, La., Ms. Edge was born June `15, 1922 in the Old Center Community to Elzie Graves and Ruby McCullough Graves. She chose nursing as her vocation and retired from Panola General Hospital in 1982. Ms Edge was a member of the Old Center Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the Old Center Community.

Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM, Sunday February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, February 11, 2008 at Old Center Baptist Church in Panola County with Bro. Rodney Puryear officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be Ashiey Glass, Bo Ritter, Lanny Ware, Whitney Glass, Bobby Ritter, Taylor Ritter.

Survivors include: Daughters, Donna Taylor of Old Center, Betty Edge of Dallas, Ginger Glass and husband Jimmy of Old Center and Debbie Jo Sheffield and husband Jimmy of Old Center. Son, Terry Sam Edge of Old Center

Grandsons, Bobby Ritter and wife Elise of Carthage, Whitney Glass of Houston.
Granddaughter, Blanca George and husband Stephen of Houston.

Three Great Grandchildren, Bo RItter of Carthage, Taylor Ritter of Carthage and Keely Ritter of Carthage.

Two Great Great Grandchildren, Skylar George of Houston and Sierra George of Houston.

Preceded in death by Husband Jesse Edge.


Michael Reeves, age 37, of Gloster, La., passed away Thursday, February 7, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Reeves was born January 9, 1971 in Shreveport, La.

Visitation will be held from 12 Pm to 2 PM, Sunday February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ron McLellan officiating. INterment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Chip Rogers, Mark Reeves, Steven O'Brien, Tommy Jones, Joe York, and Robert Rendion.

Survivors Include:
Wife, Shana Reeves of Gloster, La.
Sons, Kody, Lucas, Dylan and Shayne.
Father, Fred Guyver of Shreveport, La.
Brothers, Mark Reeves and wife, Christy of Houston, Robert "Bo" Guyver and wife Christy of Shreveport, La., Thomas "Butter" Guyver of Shreveport, La. and Steven "Vet" O'Brien and wife Heather of Shreveport, La.
Sister, Sally Guyver of Shreveport, La.
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jackie and Tammy Ledford of Stonewall, La.
Special Friend, Robert Rendion.

Preceded in death by, Mother, Judy Guyver.


Funeral services for Imri Dale Matthews, 74, will be Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Jones of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Chris Welch of Word of Faith in Joaquin, TX. Burial will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery in Longstreet, LA. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5:00 until 9:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2008.

Imri was born in Logansport, LA on August 25, 1933 to Charlie and Mary Matthews. He passed away suddenly on February 6, 2008 in Logansport, LA. Imri was retired from the DeSoto Parish Police Jury as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding Imri in death is his wife Barbara Matthews and grandson Adam Matthews and Noah Matthews.

Left behind to cherish his memories are his sons Mark Matthews and wife Kathy, Dennis Matthews and wife Karen and Jody Matthews and wife Wanda; daughter Christy Atwood and husband Eddie; sisters Hazel, Virginia, Exa Mae and Jan; brothers Bobby, Darrel and Pat; brother-in-law Bill Creighton; grandchildren Stephanie Snell, Colton Pearson, Hannah, Nickolas and Morgan Matthews, Emily Ann Atwood, Taylor and Parker Atwood; and great grandchildren Bailey, Avery, and Cain Snell.

Honoring Imri as pallbearers are Trey Speight, Jimmy Matthews, Ronnie Mills, Don Cogswell, Charlie Stewart, Colton Pearson and Roy Stewart.

Honorary pallbearer is Wally Register. Rose-Neath Funeral Home


Betty Sue Johnson, age 71, of San Augustine, passed away February 8, 2008 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 10, 1936 in Center, Texas to D.C. Carrell and Jessie Brittain. Services will be held at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine on February 11, 2008 at 10 AM with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 5-8 PM. Interment will be at Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine.

She was a homemaker and was a memeber of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Survivors Include:
Husband: James Johnson of San Augustine
Children: Billy Johnson and wife Becky of San Augustine, Sheila Miller and husband Marlon of San Augustine, Virginia Noble of Nacogdoches, Delores Montgomery of Nacogdoches, Brad Johnson of College Station.

Grandchildren: Brent Johnson, Brittney Johnson, Duane Lister, Brianna Sterns, Demetrik Montgomery, Cameron Noble.

Siblings: Eloise Anthony of Houston.Edith McBride of Shreveport, Kenneth Carrel of New Diana, Barbara Stroud of Longview, David Carrell of Joaquin, Sharon Miller of White Oak. James Carrell of Joaquin.

She was preceded in death by her parents D.C. and Jessie Carrell, Brother Dudley Carrell and Sister Louise Russell.

In Lieu of usual remembrances, contributions can be made to the Toledo Bend Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas.75973.


2/8/08

Betty Lou Bridges Hughes, 76, of Nederland passed away at her residence on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Betty was born January 3, 1932 in Campti, Texas in Shelby County to Elza and Jimmie Potts Bridges. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and has been a resident of the Mid County area for 47 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Alton Hughes, son, Marvin Scott Hughes, daughter, Rebecca Lou Hughes, granddaughter, Jennifer Nichole Hughes, and also her mother, father and three brothers.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Alton Hughes and wife Peggy of Plano, David Lee Hughes and wife Karen, Mark Stephen Hughes, Christopher Alan Hughes and wife Josette all of Nederland, grandchildren, Michael Scott Hughes and wife, Tonja, David Lynn Hughes, and wife, Carrie, Matthew Wade Hughes, Jaime E. Hughes-McDonald, Stephanie A. Hughes-Ceja, Christopher Jordan Hughes, Christian Connor Hughes, Chandler Hughes and Stevie Linn Hughes, eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 2:30 pm-5:00 pm at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10 am at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Dr. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 pm, Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to Fellowship Baptist Church, 1315 S. 27th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.


2/6/08

Glenn W. Ansley, 66, of Gary, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in Tyler. He was born November 12, 1941 in Choice, Texas, Shelby County to Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley. He was a former member of Doverside Baptist Church in Houston, and served in the US Army from 1959 until 1965. Glenn enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and football for many years. For eighteen years, he was a pipefitter for Brown and Root of Houston. After leaving the city, Glenn came to Shelbyville and started Ansley’s Disposal Service, which he owned and operated for twenty years. Upon his retirement in 2002, he sold his business to a good friend, Johnny Fleming. While Glenn’s wife, Alice, continued working at Ansley’s Disposal, he had more time to do the things he loved, which included spending precious time with his grandchildren and cooking candy and desserts for family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 8, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with the Rev. Charles R. Dooley and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Ansley, Tim Hartz, Sonny Harkness, Johnny Fleming, Bernard “Vernon” Metcalf, Lonnie Collins, Allen Nestle, Homer Jones and Alex Hartz.


Survivors include:

Wife, Alice Chandler Ansley of Gary

Son, Tom Ansley & wife, Denise of Willis

Daughter, Candy Ansley Nestle of Center
Daughter, Allison Ansley Hartz & husband, Tim of Waco

Grandchildren:
Alice Ann “Goldfish” Nestle Nettle of Timpson
Ashley Ansley of Willis
Allen Nestle of Center
Lauren Hartz of Waco
Amber Ansley of Willis
Alex “Waldo” Hartz of Waco

Brother, Gene Ansley & wife, Billie of Brookland
Brother, Ray Ansley & wife, Pat of Cleveland

Sister, Agnes Peavy of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley


Jesse Thomas "Top" Boles Jr., 77, of Orange passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Harbor Hospital in Orange.

Funeral service will be 2 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.

Graveside service and interment will be 11 am, Friday, at Strong Cemetery in Center, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Mary Howland.

Visitation will begin at 12 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Top was born September 9, 1930, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jesse T. Sr, and Maggie Baker Boles.

He retired from Firestone as an operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse T., Sr. and Maggie Boles, his companion of 29 years, Natalie Smith, brothers, Alvis Doyle and Thomas Lee Boles, sister, Zelda Peveto and infant sister, Caroline.

He is survived by his children, Greg Boles, Gary Boles, and Gwen Stark all of Linden, Texas, eight grandchildren and sister Melba Kelley of Orange.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Strong Cemetery, Perpetual Fund, P.O. Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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


2/1/08

Florene Fleming Garrett, 89, of Amarillo, previously of Shelby County, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008 at an Amarillo hospital. She was born February 5, 1918 in San Augustine to Elmer Samford and Carrie Ola Martin Samford. Ms Garrett cared so deeply for her family, her friends, and her community. She was a member of th First Methodist Church of Center for years, where she was an active member in the Chancei Choir, president of her Sunday school class and held many other offices with the church through the years. She was also a proud member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 4, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with the Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rory Johnson, Burton Brown, Fred Davis, John Griffin, Gray Fleming, Scotty Fleming and John Peirsol. Honorary pallbearers will be Brock Poston and Tom Amerman.

Suvivors include:

Devoted husband and caretaker, Randall Garrett of Amarillo

Daughter, Sheila Fleming Amerman & husband Jack of Houston

Son, Michael G. Fleming & wife Lisa of Flower Mound

Grandchildren:
Courtney McCarley of San Antonio
Brandy Lahiere of Houston
Heather Johnson of Katy
Phoebe Moore of Dallas
Gray Fleming of Waco

Great Grandchildren:
Bailey, Lorelei, Graydon, Jack, Beckett, Addyson & Delaney, Graydon Elizabeth, Watson & Davis

Dearest of all friends, Suzanne Whitney of Center

Favorite Niece, Judy Len Hilton of Nacogdoches

Step-Daughter that went beyond caring, Susan Wenger, of Amarillo

Funeral services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Auvy Nell Samford Chandler, 90, of Etoile, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008 at a San Augustine nursing home. She was born March 31, 1917 in Shelby County to Cary Samford and Mary Estelle Walker Samford. Ms. Chandler was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Monday and continue until service time at 11:00 am.

Pallbearers will be Stuart Samford, CW Loftin, Steven Samford, James Enmon and Stacy Samford.

Survivors include:

Son, Tony Samford & wife Catherine of Etoile

Grandsons:
Stacy Samford and wife Kim of Bedford
Stuart Samford and wife Cathy of Lufkin
Steven Samford and wife Karen of Etoile

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister, Polly Chaney of Houston
Brother, Charles Samford & wife Evelyn of San Augustine

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


LaNell Melton at the age of 49, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 in Union Valley, Oklahoma . She was born Tuesday, April 1, 1958 in Center, Texas, to J.B. Brown and Ruth (Chandler) Brown. LaNell was preceded in death by her loving mother Ruth Brown. LaNell is survived by her loving family, father, J.B. Brown, husband, Timothy Joe Melton and sons, Adam Melton and wife Brittany and Timothy Jake Melton; brother, Bo Brown and girlfriend Tammy; sisters, Maylia Babb and husband Keith; Cathy Duncan and husband Mike; Grandchildren, Olievea Maree and Sydney Alexsis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Visitation for LaNell was held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the Neal Funeral Home. A Chapel Service for LaNell was held at Neal Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:00 am. Internment followed at the Montaque

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1/31/08

Becky Denise Tomlinson McLendon died at her home in Spring, Harris County, Texas Wednesday 30 January 2008.

Denise – the firstborn daughter of William Harvey Tomlinson and Geraldine Spillers Tomlinson- was born 15 March 1954 at Beaumont, Jefferson County Texas. Her childhood home was in Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas, where she was a member of the Class of 1972 at Hardin-Jefferson High School. She took her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching and Speech Therapy from Sam Houston State University in 1975, and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from the University of Houston in 1981. She retired from the Klein Independent School District as a speech pathologist in May 2005. At the time of her death, she was a speech pathologist on the staff of Triumph Hospital Northwest in Houston.

On 5 June 2003, she married Clifton Palmer McLendon at Center, Shelby, Texas.

Denise is survived by her husband, Clifton Palmer McLendon of Spring; son Jeffrey Scott Blankinship of Spring; daughter Callie Annette Blankinship of Humble, stepdaughter Sylvia Rose McLendon of Spring, sisters Karen Kay Tomlinson Ousley of Sour Lake and Phyllis Sue Tomlinson Bird of Houston, Aunt Martha Fay Spillers Samora of Liberty, and a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Harvey Tomlinson and Geraldine Spillers Tomlinson and brother Emmett Randall Tomlinson.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 Friday 1 February at the Houston National Cemetery; 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive; Houston 77038.

A memorial service will be held later.


1/29/08

Aleene Dean, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, January 28, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born November 11, 1925 in Longview to Mac Dinwiddie and Ruth Estes Dinwiddie. Ms. Dean was a member and elder of Tennessee Presbyterian Church and a member of the Tenaha Businessman’s Club. She was also a past member of the Tenaha City Council.

Visitation will be from ¬5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County with Dr. Don Gregory and Dr. Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Langley, Moe Gray, John Scull, Tommy Knight, Russell “Rusty” Marshall, George Dewinne, David Fallin and Steve Langley.

Survivors include:

Son, Victor Crawford & wife Marie of Tenaha

Daughter, Sandra Ballard and husband Ronald of Tenaha

Grandson, Gregory Ballard

Granddaughters:
Lisa Crawford, Heather Chiniara and Susie Crawford

Great Grandchildren:
Christopher Crawford, Jasmine Dodd, Alisa Dodd, Savannah Chiniara and Chloe Chiniara

Also a host of other loved relatives and friends.

Preceded by:
Husband, Harlan Crawford
Husband, Ned Dean
Two Sister & One Brother

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


1/28/08

Buren E. Chandler, 90, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Lipscomb and Brother David Culp officiating. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Oakland Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Chandler was born December 16, 1917 in Shelby County, Texas to the late Cora M. (Head) and David Wesley Chandler, and died Saturday, January 26, 2008 in a local hospital.

A former resident of Center, Mr. Chandler had resided in Lufkin for the past 30 years. He loved fishing and playing dominoes, and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spoiling his grandchildren. Mr. Chandler was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Olean Chandler of Lufkin; daughter and son in law, Ethelda "Scooter" and Chester Davis of Lufkin; grandchildren and spouses, Wanda and Randy Baggett, Jo and Dale Manthey, Christi Chandler, Randy Davis, and David and Lesa Chandler; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Delton Chandler, brothers, Avery and Chester Chandler; and sister, Melba Miceli.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Providence Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4423 Ted Trout Drive, Lufkin, Texas. 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Teresa Ann Hutto of Lufkin was born November 14, 1952 in Freeport, Texas, the daughter of Betty (Walker) Hogue and Drue Hogue. She passed away after a very brave battle with cancer on Saturday, January 26, 2008. She was only 55 years old.

Teresa worked for several local area newspapers. She truly enjoyed all aspects of the newspaper business, from writing the articles to building ads. She also worked for TDCJ, where she met life-long friends Sue Briley and Linda Hogue. Teresa was a homemaker, beloved wife, a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and
niece. She was a member of Crosstimbers Cowboy Church of Lufkin.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Dennis Hutto; her three children--son, Robert Thomas, Jr., and wife Yarissa of Hanahan, South Carolina, daughter, Shana Derouen and husband Gerald of Point Blank, Texas, and daughter, Ashley Hearrell and husband Cory of Tennessee Colony, Texas; her mother, Betty Hogue Anderson and her brother Tony Coleman, both of Lufkin; as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles,
friends, and a niece and nephew. She has twelve granchildren: Dana Thomas, Caryn Thomas, Claudia Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Kaylee Miley, Adam Reed, Jr., Ayanna Derouen, Courtney Hearrell, Colten Hearrell, Cody Hearrell, and Chase Hearrell. She has two brothers-in-law, Chester Hutto and wife Leta of Center, Kevin Hutto and wife Sheri of Center and father-in-law, Bruce (Lefty) Faulk
of Center. Her Godfather is Doyle McCary of Center, Texas.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Drue Hogue; grandparents, Odis and Thelma Walker, and Fulton and Lona Bell Hogue; mother-in-law, Margie Faulk; and father-in-law, Bucky Hutto.

She leaves behind many special friends and family including cousins, Mona Bowlin and Jeanette Parham, and friends from all around the Houston area, especially Teresa's childhood friend, Diane Conner of Diboll, Texas.

Teresa will also be missed by her family pets, "Bruiser" her toy poodle and "Barney" her beagle/basset mix.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Walker, Andy Bailey, Chester Hutto, Kevin Hutto, Michael Bowlin, and Sandy Johnson.

Services for Teresa will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ford Adkins officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, in the New Hope Cemetery in Center, Texas.

The family would like to thank the staff of Nacogdoches Medical Center ICU for their caring and compassion during Teresa's last days. A special thank you to Dr. Ventura and Dr. Cagle for all their care and personal touch.

Gipson Funeral Home; Joni Johnson, director


1/27/08

Brealon Sanford, age 84 of Center, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2008

at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Wright officiating, burial will follow at Borders Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will begin 2:00 p.m. Monday and continue each day until service time on Wednesday.

He was born January 26, 1924 in Center, Texas to parents, John Henry & Viola May (Borders) Sanford. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he was a Machinest and worked for Cameron Iron Works, and he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John & May Sanford, his wife, Betty Sanford, 2 Sisters and 10 Brothers.

He is survived by:

2 Daughters: Edith LeBlanc & husband, Maison of Center

Susan Sanford of Center

1 Son: Buddy Sanford of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Mary Stites & Tommy of Center
John LeBlanc & wife, Sherry of Shelbyville
Louis Underbrink & wife, Stephanie of Center
Barrett Underbrink & wife, Jeneva of Center
Wimberley Underbrink of Center
B.A. “Sandy” Sanford & wife, Meschelle of Eldorado, AR
Joey Sanford of Lufkin
Brandie Sanford of Pasadena

18 Great Grandchildren

1 Brother, John Paul Sanford & wife, Gladys of Center

Pallbearers: John LeBlanc, Joseph LeBlanc, Jordan LeBlanc, Sandy Sanford, Louis Underbrink, Barrett Underbrink, Justin Underbrink, Austin Underbrink & Michael Melton

Honorary Pallbearers: Deloyd Livingston, John Paul Sanford & Louis Larson

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


1/24/07

Glennon “Glenn” Earl Bryant, Sr., age 67, of New Caney, passed away Thursday January 24, 2008.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday January 27, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro John Bender officiating. Military Graveside Service to follow at Waterman Cemetery in Center, Texas under the direction of the local VFW Post 8904.

Visitation will be Saturday January 26, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 15, 1940 to C B and Anna Mae (Edwards) Bryant. He served in the US Army during Vietnam and he was a carpenter .

He is preceded in death by his Parents, C B and Anna Mae Bryant, Brother, Carroll Bruce Bryant, Sister, Billie “Sue” Little, and Mother of 3 Beloved Daughters, Mary Jane Camp.

He is survived by:

Brother, Larry Bryant & wife Marsha of Sugarland

Sister, Sally Mangham & husband James of Chireno

Mother of Beloved Son, Elizabeth Bryant of Willis

Loving Companion, Betty Wrona of Conroe

3 Daughters:
Patty Minor & Arunlfo Conde of Houston
Clara Kyle & husband Tommy of Midway
Tammie Bryant of Cleveland

1 Son, Glennon Earl Bryant Jr. & wife Shona of New Caney

Grandchildren:
Ricky Brady, Daina Chavarria & husband David & Sarina Conde
Desiray Kyle
Trey & Brandon Minor & Mary Elizabeth Hoffpauir
Jesse, James, Jeremy Bryant

Great Granddaughter, Niveah Chavarria

Pallbearers: Larry Bryant, Glennon Earl Bryant, Jr., Trey Minor, Brandon Minor, Jesse Bryant, James Bryant
Honorary Pallbearers: Jeremy Bryant, Mary Elizabeth Hoffpauir, Tammie Bryant and Shona Bryant

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

 


 

1/23/08

Jimmie Blackstock, 91, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born December 20, 1916 in Shelby County, Texas to John W. Blackstock and Nancy Elizabeth Payne Blackstock. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church and served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 25, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Larry Sample, Kenneth Lout, Dan Fleming, Randolph Lout, Danny Bailey, Darrell Wagstaff, John Scott Mills and John Clifton Blackstock. Honorary pallbearers will be P.O. Sample, Jack Hughes, Jr., Patrick Sample and Chad Hughes.

He is survived by:

Granddaughters:
Amy Berry of Austin
Angie Berry of New York, New York

Brother, Clifton Blackstock of Lumberton
Brother, Burnice Blackstock of San Augustine

Sister, Etah Donahue of Hemphill
Sister, Rena Jean Mills of Lumberton

Son-in-Law, Ron Berry of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John W. Blackstock & Nancy Elizabeth Payne Blackstock
Wife, Willie Bue Blackstock
Daughter, Nancy Berry
Son, Jimmy Randall Blackstock
Sisters, Lucille Smith, Dollie Mae Lout, Adele Smith and Odell Wagstaff
Brothers, Clyde Blackstock and Cleron Blackstock

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

 


 

Victoria Jo Enmon, 15, of Little Cypress, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008, at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston following a lengthy battle with Leukemia.

Family will receive friends from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at North Orange Baptist Church on Wednesday.

Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2008, at North Orange Baptist Church located at 4775 16th St., Orange, TX. Reverend Scott McIntosh of the church will officiate.

Additional visitation will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home located on Highway 7 East in Center, TX followed by Graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park also located on Highway 7 East in Center. Reverend Carroll Jones of Spann Chapel in Center will officiate.

Survivors Include:
Parents: Victor & Jo Ellen Enmon of Orange
Grandparents: James & Bobbie Enmon of Shelbyville
Grandparents: Alvin & Margaret Sikes of Orange
Sister: Christin Hommel & husband Justin
Brother: James Enmon & Fiance' Aimie Riley
Aunt: Kristi Conn & husband Johnny
Cousins: Leslie & Shelly Conn

Victoria loved life! Her positive attitude and outlook was contagious to everyone who ever knew her! Her greatest desire was to one day go back to LCM high school and spend time with her friends. Victoria was never without a smile or a kind word. It was her strength, her faith and her desire to win that captured the heart of so many. Victoria's story and her willingness to face her battle with dignity and determination made her a role model for those who knew her so well. Friends and family were very important to Victoria; she enjoyed spending time with both and always looked forward to the next visit or the next phone call. Not being the typical teenager, Victoria had to grow up fast and learn to handle things most kids never even think about. No matter what obstacle lay ahead, Victoria tackled it head on and never looked back.

Cheerleading and gymnastics were two things Victoria found important, and as in everything she did in life, she excelled in both. As a member of Horizon's Tumbling Team, Victoria traveled to the Jr. Olympics National Championship in Sacramento, California, during the summer of 2003.

 


 

Jewell Chandler Brown, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at a Nacogdoches nursing home. She was born February 16, 1913 in Center to C.C. Hooper and Myrtie Dell Hinkle Hooper. Ms. Brown was a member of White Rock Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, January 21, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Doug Stone and Bro. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Brown’s grandsons and great grandsons; Ricky Chandler, Danny Bates, David Chandler, Tony Bates, Michael Chandler and Brent Risinger. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Stephens, Bo Barbee and Doyle Chandler.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Mary Windham & husband Ford of Center
Brooksie Tharp & husband Marty of Nacogdoches
Joy Tarver of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Troy Chandler of Nacogdoches
James Chandler & wife Sally of Center
Tommy Chandler & wife Nelda of Nacogdoches

Thirty Two Grandchildren

Also a number of great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Ivy E. Chandler
Parents, C.C. Hooper and Myrtie Dell Hinkle Hooper
Sons, Charles Chandler, Harell Chandler and Carell Chandler
One Great Granddaughter
Three Brothers
Four Sisters

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

 


 

Mr. Jackie Wayne Haley, 56, of Lufkin, passed away Sunday January 20, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Memorial Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Family has requested cremation.

He was born January 21, 1951 to Herman Estel and Vesta Angelle (Harvey) Haley.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Herman and Vesta (Harvey) Haley, Sister, Ivy Lee White and Nephew, Brandon White.

He is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Ashley Galloway of Port Lavaca
Tracy Haley

Son:
Chris Haley

3 Sisters:
Estelene Foshee & husband Don of Jasper
Theresa Randolph of Lufkin
Deirdre Haley of Austin

Brother:
Roger Haley of Crockett

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

 


 

Mrs. Bert (Lazelie) Rose was called home Friday, January 18, 2008, having lived a full 89 years. She came to Abilene in 1936 to attend Abilene Christian College and worked in Abilene since that time with the exception of several years during World War II. She was born in Joaquin, TX and attended high school at Paxton, TX. She graduated Abilene Christian in 1942 and taugh in East Texas and Abilene, retiring after 38 years of teaching. She also received an MA in 1956 from ACC.

She is survived by son David and wife Kay of Horseshoe Bay, grandson Alex of Round Rock, TX, Shere Rodgers and one great grandchild Allie: son James and wife Gloria of Keller, TX, grand daughter Dr. Marcy Rose of Arlington, VA, and grandson Trevor of Fort Worth and his wife Courtney. Her husband Bert passed away in January 2000. Her parents were A.D. and Justine May of Paxton, TX, and one sister Edgel May Permenter of Joaquin. One brother, Donald C. May, passed away in 1970.

In addition to teaching 40 years, she worked in World Book sales, was a Shaklee distributor, and sold jewelry. She was a member of Women for ACU and the Women's Club. She has been a member of Highland Church of Christ since 1936.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Christian Homes and Family Services, Global Samaritan Resources, or your favorite charity.

A visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Sunday, January 21, 2008 at The Hamil Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Services will be at 1:30 pm Monday at Highland Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

 


 

1/18//08

Mrs. Mildred Brooks, age 86 of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 18, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Clear Water Cemetery in Florien, LA. with Rev. Carl Evans officiating.

Visitation is Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 14, 1921 in Tecumesh, Oklahoma to parents, Elmer Ruben & Maggie Lee (Stott) Shawn.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elmer & Lee Shawn, her Husband, George Brooks, her Son, Larry Brooks, and 5 Brothers, Buck, Homer, Bill, Jr. & Virgil Shawn.

Among her survivors include:

Son, George E. Brooks & wife, Wanda of Kirbyville

Daughter, Jean Smith & husband, James of Joaquin

8 Grandchildren

19 Great Grandchildren

5 Great Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers, Harry Shawn & wife, Maxine of Kingman, Kansas and Marvin Shawn of Logansport, La.

Pallbearers: Grandsons: Brad Eberhart, Michael Bryan, Richard Brooks, Larry Brooks, Brandon Brooks & Rodney Schmutz

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 


 

1/17/08

Funeral for Jermichael Rashard Smith, 7-year-old son of Annie Raye Roberts and Michael A. Smith, both of Center, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, Center, with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating. Burial will be in Buckley Cemetery, Geneva. Jermichael died Jan. 11, 2008, at Shelby Regional Hospital, Center. He was a first-grade student at F.L. Moffett Primary School, Center. In addition to his parents, survivors include sisters, LaKeisha Eden and Sharonica Roberts, both of Center, and grandmother, Brenda Giles of Center. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 6 p.m. Friday. followed by a wake from 7 until 9 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 908 Daniel St., Center. Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine.

 


 

1/16/08

Edythe Olsen Dockens, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at her home. She was born July 9, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Russell Olsen and Doris Lindquist Olsen. Edythe was a life-time member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride. She was also a member of the Joaquin First United Methodist Church and the Shelby County Go Texan Committee.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, January 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Darrell McSwain officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, January 21, 2008 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Debbie Leigh Dockens-Barnard of Nevada, Texas

Two Granddaughters, Loren & Bailey

Step-Daughter, Barbara Gene Surrette of Houston, Texas

Brother, Robert Olsen of Spring, Texas

Sister, Faith Barton & husband Clay of Kerrville

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leon Dockens
Parents, Russell Olsen and Doris Lindquist Olsen
Brother, Norman Olsen
Sister, Louise Schumann

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

 


 

1/14/08

Mrs. Maurene Brawley, 72, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008 at her resident.

Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at Neuville Cemetery with Jerry Fountain officiating.

Visitation will start at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 20, 1935 to Clarence and Jewel (Renfro) Fountain. She was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clarence and Jewel (Renfro) Fountain, her Husband, Leroy Brawley and her Son, Barney Brawley.

She is survived by:

Daughter:
Debra Sims of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Jason Brawley of San Augustine
Shane Brawley of San Augustine
Matt Sims of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Zachary Brawley of Center
Macy Brawley of Woodville

Pallbearers: Matt Sims, Shane Brawley, Jason Brawley, Darren Fountain and Lonnie Whitton

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

 


 

1/10/08

Eva Marie Edwards, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born March 10, 1925 in Paxton, Texas to George Solomon Hutto and Rosa Bates Hutto. Ms. Edwards was of the Methodist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 11, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronald Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Brother, Jim Hutto & wife Mary of Joaquin

Sister, Helen Carter of Paxton

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas

 


 

1/9/08

Dorothy Black, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2008 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Robert Warr officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 24, 1923 in Ozark, Alabama. She was a member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents and her Husband, James Howard Black.

She is survived by:
4 Sons:
Claude McIntosh of Joaquin
Joe Black of Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Bobby Black of Joaquin
John Black & wife Stella of Joaquin
Grandchildren:
Howard McIntosh of Joaquin
James Black of Fort Polk, LA
Jennifer Johnson & husband Joe of Commerce
Sister:
Sally Cornell of Oakridge, TN
Brother:
John Buxton of Springfield, TN
Under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home

 


 

1/8/08

B.C. "Benny" Buckley, 93, of Huxley, passed away Monday, January 7, 2008 at his home. He was born April 22, 1914 in Shelby County to A.H. Buckley and Ida Miller Buckley. Mr. Buckley was a member of Madison Masonic Lodge #126 in Orange, and also a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley and Bro. Bobby Ware officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Buckley, Jeremy Buckley, Mike Buckley, Willis “Puncho” Elliott, Prentice Hendricks and James Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be O.L. Hendricks, Royce Buckley, Jr., Buddy Green and J.C. Vaughn.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Royce Buckley of Huxley
Alvis Buckley & wife Lita of Huxley
Larry Buckley & wife Belva of Bridge City

Twelve Grandchildren, also numerous great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Marjorie Buckley
Son, Benny Lee Buckley
Brother, Johnny Buckley

Funeral services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas

 


 

1/7/08

Doug Wayne Moore, age 61 of Center passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating, burial will follow at Chreene Cemetery in Grand Cane, LA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

He was born July 7, 1946 in Shelby County to Parents, Lee Roy Moore & Eula Mae (Chreene) Moore.

He retired July 13, 2007 from Pilgrim’s Pride with 32 years of service. He loved animals and horses. He had a kind and gentle spirit a positive attitude and will be missed by family and friends. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lee Roy Moore and Eula Mae Chreene Moore, his brother Lloyd Harold Moore his sister Johnnie Ruth Moore Bolton and nieces Robbie Nell Moore and Irene Thompson Kaiser.

He is survived by his sisters, Nell Moore Thompson Stevens of Garland, TX and Mary Frances Moore Baggs and her husband William Raymond of Plain Dealing, LA. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews B.J. Moore of Kirbyville, Billy Jack Moore of Center, Travis Glenn Bolton of San Augustine, Royce Ray Bolton of Center, Bobbie Ann Bolton Johnson of Center, Betty Elswick of Center, Debra Bolton Barbee of Shelbyville, William Lynn Baggs of Shreveport, LA, Danita Baggs Jones of Collierville, TN, Gail Thompson Null of Garland, Lois Thompson Hamilton of Garland, Marcus & Marlin Thompson of Center, and Rodney Thompson of Forney.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 


 

1/6/08

James Duke Segler, 87, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born January 18, 1920 in Center to James Wiley Segler and Betty Ferdie Whatley Segler. Mr. Segler was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Rev. Mark Wulf officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Alford, Travis Rodgers, Emmitt Shumway, James Windham, Rex Hendrix, Darryl Johnson and Gene Shumway.

Survivors include:

Wife, Onetia Fay Segler of Joaquin

Son, Doug Segler & wife Jackie of Seguin

Step-Daughter, Bee DeCordova & husband Bryan of Austin

Step-Son, Francis S. Love, Jr. of Whitesboro

Grandsons: Derek Segler, Carey Segler, Troy Segler, Stephen DeCordova, Scott DeCordova, Justin Love, Jordan Love

Nieces:
Gloria Shumway & husband Emmitt of Joaquin
Jerry Lafitte of Shreveport

Also a number of longtime friends & relatives

 


 

1/4/08

Jeff Scarborough, age 87 of Huxley passed away Friday, January 4, 2008 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 7, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Vistation is Sunday evening starting at 3:00 P.M. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Scarborough was born June 18, 1920 in Shelby County to Parents, Tom & Treva (McDonald) Scarborough. He served in the US Airforce during WWII. He was a carpenter and he was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tom & Treva Scarborough, Granddaughter, Pam Scarborough Baldwin, 6 Brothers and 5 Sisters.

He is survived by:

Wife of 63 years, Ruth Metcalf Scarborough of Huxley

4 Children:
Larry Scarborough & wife, Mozell of Pasadena
Deloris Sample & husband, Donald of Quitman
Danny Scarborough & wife, Judy of Huxley
Merlyon Chandler & husband, Larry of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Jeffery & Melina Scarborough of League City
Tammy & Kent Schnell of Humble
Derrek Sample of Center
Dena & Rick Brewer of Winnsboro
Delicia Smith of Quitman
Donel Sample of Sherman
Phillip & Stacey Scarborough of Huxley
Pat Scarborough of Huxley

15 Great Grandchildren
Number of Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers: Phillip Scarborough, Pat Scarborough, Derrek Sample, Donel Sample, Rustin Sample, Jeffery Scarborough, Mike Scarber, Donnie Adams, Scott Baldwin & Craig Jones.

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

 


 

Beatrice Parker, 83, of Center, passed away January 3, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be: 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 6, 2008 - Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes officiating, burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 29, 1924 in Center, Texas to Parents, Homer and Mattie (Wilburn) Brown. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Parker and her parents, Homer and Mattie (Wilburn) Brown, 2 Brothers, Roger Brown and Joe Brown and 1 Sister, Versie Berry.

She is survived by:
Daughter, Sherry L. Goodman of Bossier City, La.
Son, Raymond G Parker of Navarre, Florida

2 Grandsons: Bobby G. White of Shreveport, La.
Michael Parker of Tampa, Florida

2 Great Granddaughters: Kendyl White of Shreveport and Ashleigh Parker of Minot, N.D.

1 Brother, Howell Brown and wife, Rose of Grand Cane, La

2 Sisters, LaMerle Madden of Mt. Juliet, TN
Rosie Mae Bowlin of Timpson, TX

Pallbearers will be: Charles Paul Hughes, Joe Brown, Barkley Bowlin, Bobby White, Charles Berry and Gene Berry

 


 

1/3/08

Funeral services for Evaristo Cortez-Vega, 47, of Longview will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, January 5, 2008 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Interment will follow in Kilgore Memorial Gardens. He passed away December 31, 2007 in a Houston hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cortez was born October 26, 1960 in Mexico to Felipe and Lorenza Cortez. He had been a resident of Longview for the past 23 years. He was a steel melter for LeTourneau Manufacturing and was a Jehovah Witness.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Luz, Matilde Clemente and Lorenza.
He is survived by his wife, Marcelina Cortez; sons, Jose Cortez and his wife Iadalia, Michael Cortez and Ricardo Cortez; parents, Felipe and Lorenza Cortez all of Longview; brothers and sisters, Jeronima, Tito, Luis, Cecilia, Juana, Bruno, Marianna, Juan, Gloria, Lupe and Jesus.

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

 


 

1/2/08

Edna Lorene Ferguson Latham, 88, of Dayton passed away Monday, December 31, 2007 in Liberty. She was born November 6, 1919 in Charlie, Texas to parents, James and Nettie Mae Young Ferguson. She was a long time resident of Houston where she volunteered in the nursery of the North Channel Baptist Church before she moved to Dayton 4 1/2 years ago. A member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton, she enjoyed church activities especially the Ladies Group. Mrs. Latham also loved to sew, quilt, cook for her family, sing and tend her garden.

A celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm., Friday, January 4, 2008 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center, Texas. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Mrs. Latham was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 36 years, Joe Olen Latham, son: Jesse Latham, daughter: Glenda Parson, four grandchildren, sister: Mary Ozell Bullman, brother: James Wesley Ferguson and cherished friend, Helen Sirman. She is survived by her daughters: Lois Stone of Odessa, Rudy Radford of Hydro, Oklahoma, Virginia Estep of Dayton, Myrtie Austin of Canyon Lake, Barbara Huggins of Conroe, Kathy Avery of Livingston, Dorothy Sowell of Center, Shirley Platt of Houston, Brenda Walters of Huffman; her sons: Joe Latham of Hankamer, Hugh Latham of Amarillo, Jerry Latham of Denver, Colorado, and John Latham of Channelview; also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

 


 

1/1/08

Juventino Arredondo, 35, of Center, passed away Tuesday January 1, 2008 at LSU Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on December 31, 2007 in Center, Texas.

Visitation for Juventino Arredondo will be Friday starting at 10:00 am for his family and 12:00 noon for friends.

Services will be 6:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Eugenio Garcia Presiding. His body will be carried back to Cementerio Santa Rosa, for burial in Santa Rosa Parangueo, Guanajuato, Mexico.

He was born February 9, 1972 in Villa De Santiago, Guanajuato Mexico to parents, Raul Arredondo Doningez and Maria Carmen Cuevas Arredondo.

Among his survivors include:
Wife, Lorena Arredondo of Center
Father, Raul Arredondo Domingez
Mother, Maria Carmen Arredondo

Brothers, Gumaro Arredondo, Juan Arredondo & Raul Arredondo

1 Sister, Clara Arredondo

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Adam & San Juana Lopez of Center

Brothers-in-law: Adam Lopez, Jr. & wife, Blanca
Gilberto Lopez & wife, Claudia
Alberto Lopez & wife, Myrna

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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

 


 

Mrs. Phyllis Mills of Center who passed away Monday, December 31, 2007 in Dallas, Texas after a brief illness.

Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home

Chapel with Father Jorge and Reverend W.T. Permenter officiating. Military Graveside Service will follow at Short Cemetery in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be Tuesday, New Years Day, January 1, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 p.m.

She was born April 27, 1924 to Harry and Lula (McEnany) Genter. She was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church. She served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant from 1949 until 1952 during World War II.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Harry & Lula Genter,
Husband, Narmel C. “Bud” Mills, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Walter & Exa Mills, and Brother, Joseph Genter.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Narmel C. “Bud” Mills, Jr. of Houston
Walter H. Mills & wife, Joy of Decatur, Alabama

1 Daughter:
Kathryn Lancaster of Grand Prairie, Texas

5 Grandchildren:
Jennifer Stitt & husband Jeff of Arlington, TX
Katrina Cook & husband Seth of Lubbock, TX
Aaron Mills & wife Angie of Fairfax, VA
Nathan Mills & wife Janina of Cairo, Egypt
Natalie Mills & Arlington, VA

2 Great Grandchildren
Ariel Thrasher of Arlington, TX
Madison Mills of Fairfax, VA

Pallbearers:
Joe Snider, Delbert Cockrell, Anthony Tomlin, John Monk, Frank Patronella, and Joe Anderson

Honorary Pallbearer:
T.R. Golding

Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home

 

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12/31/07

Willie James Krauskopf, 71, of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007 at his home. He was born September 5, 1936 in Bloomington to Frank Krauskopf and Annie Galeia Krauskopf. Mr. Krauskopf was a member of Folsom Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes, Bro. Clifton Hughes and Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Barbara Louise Beaty Krauskopf of Center

Son, James Krauskopf & wife Micah of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Sandy Parks & husband Joe, Jr. of Center
Kim Stovall of Center
Tammy Penhallegon & husband Curt of Tenaha

Grandsons:
Joe Parks III of Center
Willie “Will” Parks of Center
Tray Hughes of Center
Dylan Whittlesey of Center
Morgan Krauskopf of Nacogdoches

Granddaughter:
Melody Krauskopf of Nacogdoches
Kimber Hughes of Center
Great Granddaughter, Mackenzie Parks of Center
Great Grandson, Mason Parks of Center

Sisters:
Elizabeth Krauskopf Jaschke of Victoria
Helen Krauskopf Knight of Corpus Christi

Brother, Kenny Krauskopf & wife Linda of Alvin

Sisters-in-Law:
Connie Sams of Willis
Betty Jo Black & husband Larry of Pasadena
Penny Doggett of Ft. Worth

Brothers-in-Law:
Vernon Boyd Beaty of Sour Lake
Lee Winters & wife Tamyra of Dayton

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank & Annie Krauskopf
Daughter, Tina Krauskopf
Father-In-Law, Vernon Beaty

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Audie Sims May, 94, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 in a local nursing Center. Ms. May was born on November 21, 1913 in Joaquin , Texas to Frank Sims and Beatrice Sims. She was a homemaker and the greatest mother anyone could have asked for. She was a member of the Old Center Baptist Church .

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 30, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin , Texas . Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Ms. May’s Grandsons: Tommy Owens, Glenn Seago, Howard May, Bryan May, Joey May, Cody May, Jeremy Wells, and Chip May.

Survivors include:
Sons:
Roy May and wife Annette of Gladewater , Texas
Don May and wife Mary of Joaquin , Texas
Sammy May and wife Martha of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Billie Jean Lawhorn of Alvin , Texas
Bobbie Pruitt and husband Ron of Magnolia, Texas
Reeta Ann Frieze and husband Bob of Spring Creek, Nevada
Carolyn Wells of Spring Creek , Nevada

Brother: Ward Sims of Center, Texas

Sister: Clausell Owens of Center, Texas

Son-in-law: Calvin Seago of Bethany , Louisiana

Daughters-in-law:
Kay May of Gladewater , Texas
Sheryl Hopson of Sugarland , Texas

Twenty-three Grandchildren
A host of Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren

Ms. May was preceded in death by:
Husband; Zan May
Sons: Asa May, Ray May, and Jimmy May
Daughter: Ruby Seago

Funeral services under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas .


12/28/07

Funeral services for H. Clay Harris, 61, of Hudson will be held Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Keltys First Baptist Church with Sonny Holland, Brother Elton Musick, Brother Thurmon Whitaker and Brother Jerry Newton officiating. Interment will follow in the Bennett Cemetery in Trinity County.

Clay was born June 15, 1946 in Gilmer, Texas, to the late Daurice (Adams) and Henry Clay Harris, III, was born again June 15, 1972, and died Thursday, December 27, 2007 in Zapata County, Texas.

Clay had resided in Hudson for the past 37 years. He was a school teacher for 24 years and retired from Centerville ISD in Trinity County. Clay was also employed as a principal at Lufkin schools and as senior vice-president for A. L. Williams. He had pastored Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for the past 16 years.

Clay had a love of nature, the outdoors, old western movies and memorabilia. Roy Rogers was his hero and his horse, Chief, was a special friend. Most of all he loved and spent most of his time with his wife, Rosslyn.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rosslyn (McBride) Harris of Hudson, son and daughter-in-law, Clay and Stephanie Harris of Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Scotty Wilkins of Onalaska; grandchildren, Brittany, Hunter, Cade and Adyson Harris, Savanah and Ben Wilkins; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Verbon Pate of Center and Bennie and Paul Rhoden of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Dan Lamont, Jerry Lee, Jon Estes, Quinton Berwick, Steve Harris, Ronnie Vess and Neal Askew.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, living memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Lufkin West Camp, P.O. Box 1831, Lufkin, Texas 75902-1831, or the Bennett Cemetery Association, 227 Max Due Road, Groveton, Texas 75845.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Clara Heintschel, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday December 28, 2007 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 30, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Carla Reed officiating. Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday December 31, 2007 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, TX. Visitation will be Saturday December 29, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 11, 1916 to H.G. and Argie (West) Powell in Port Arthur, TX. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville for 31 years and a member of United Methodist Women for 59 years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, H.G. and Argie Powell and Husband, Clarence M. Heintschel.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
William Glenn Heintschel, Sr. & wife Patricia of Shelbyville
Clarence M. Heintschel, Jr. & wife Delores of Port Arthur

Grandchildren:
Deborah Heintschel of San Diego, CA
Cheryl Richie & husband Rickie Groves, TX
Carol Heintschel of Groves, TX
Gary Heintschel & wife Tammie of Vidor,TX
William Glenn Heintschel, Jr. & wife Robin of Shelbyville

11 Great Grandchildren

Nieces & Nephews

Dear Friend, Edmond McNair of Shelbyville

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


12/27/07

Gladys Bagwell Horton, 97, of Tenaha passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 10, 1910 in Shelby County, Texas to George Newton Bagwell, Sr. and Eliza Templin Bagwell. Ms. Horton was very active in her church, Ramah Baptist Chruch in Tenaha, where she was a member and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Delta Gamma Teacher’s Association and served as officer in the WMA.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, December 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Ramah Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. James Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Lance Horton & wife Barbara of Tenaha
George Horton of Tenaha
Frank Horton & wife Cheryl of Bedford

Grandchildren:
Haley Horton Monroe & husband Barry
Zachary Horton
Marcus Horton
Anthony Horton & wife Lia
Ashley Pritchett Yates
Amber Horton Miller & husband Scott
April Horton

Also numerous great grandchildren

Sister-in-Law, Rosalyn Harrigan Bagwell of Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Sid Horton
Brothers, Raymond Bagwell, Jack Bagwell, George Bagwell, Jr.
Sister, Irene Bagwell

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


12/24/07

Patricia Glenn Eisenrich, 70, of De Leon, Texas, passed away December 21, 2007 at John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas. She was born December 1, 1937 in Angelina County, Texas to the late Rober and Tresa Hamilton Glenn.

Services will be Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, De Leon, Texas with Rev. Lisa Neslony officiating. Graveside Service will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas., Friday December 28 at 11 a.m.

She was an RN, having retired from her job as Director of Clinical Service at Cross Timber Health Clinic in De Leon, Texas. She had lived in De Leon about 45 years, after moving from the Austin area. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in De Leon, Texas.

Survivors include:
2 Sons, Lloyd Eisenrich and wife, Mari, of Andrews, Texas and Jarrett Eisenrich and wife, Julie, of College Station, Texas.
Daughter, Haven David and husbnd, Garry of Vernon, Texas.
9 Grandchildren: Cody Lindsey, Caddo Lindsey, Justin David, Jarrod David, Jonathan Eisenrich, Paige Eisenrich, Jacob Eisenrich, Emily Eisenrich and Erin Eisenrich.

Preceded in death by 2 Sons, Christian Eisenrich and Robert Eisenrich.


12/22/07

Nevada Marie Eaves, 79, of Jacinto City, passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at a Houston hospital. She was born April 4, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to Vessie Willis and Luonia Lacey Willis. Ms. Eaves was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, December 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Clifton Ritter officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:
Son, Timothy Bryan Eaves & wife Anne of Houston

Grandchildren:
Kayleigh Amanda Eaves of Houston
James Brett Eaves of Houston
Bryan Travis Eaves

Also a host of loving Eaves and Willis family members and various close friends in the Houston & East Texas area.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, James Paul Eaves
Son, Gary Lynn Eaves
Brothers, Ellis Willis, Holman Willis and Herman Willis

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas


12/21/07

Ethel Faye Sanford, 74, of Center passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at a Lufkin hospital. She was born January 19, 1933 in Shelby County, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Borders Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

She is survived by:
Son, John Sanford and wife Lydia of Bryan
Aunt, Evelyn Adams Sanford of Center

Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Gerald D. Newman, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday December 21, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday December 24, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler and Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Military Graveside will follow at McClelland Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday December 23, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 24, 1925 to John Franklin and Laura (Dewberry) Newman in Senith, Missouri. He married Gladys Chandler Newman on May 30,1943. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II at Camp Walters, Mineral Wells as a S/Sgt. from 1943 until 1945 where he received the Eamet Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a carpenter by trade. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John Franklin and Laura (Dewberry) Newman, Brother, Leamon Newman, Sister, Jewel Slayton and Granddaughter, Deidre Yoest.

He is survived by:

Wife of 64 years:
Gladys Chandler Newman of Shelbyville

2 Sons:
Gerald D. Newman, Jr. & wife Becky of Houston
Larry A. Newman & wife Darlene of Houston

Grandsons:
Jeffery Newman Bobby Strack Todd Newman

Granddaughter: Jenny Newman

Great Grandsons:
Tommy Marsh, Andy Marsh, Corey Yoest, Jeffery Newman and Eathan Newman

Great Granddaughters:
Paris Newman, Addison Newman ,Tori Strack and Lexie Strack

2 Brothers:
Merle Ray Newman of Baltimore, MD
Billie Gene Newman of White Oak

Pallbearers: Paul Taylor, Joe Taylor, George Warren, Mac Warren, Joe Lawson, Jimmy Lout & Rusty Jones

Honorary Pallbearers: Grandsons, Jeffery Newman, Bobby Strack & Todd Newman Great Grandsons, Tommy Marsh, Andy Marsh, Corey Yoest, Jeffery Newman & Eathan Newman and all the Men of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Memorial Donations may be made In Memory of Mr. Newman to

Ephesus Baptist Church Building Fund

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


 

Michael (Mickey) Permenter, 55, of Nacogdoches formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday December 20, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday December 22, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Calvin Permenter officiating. Visitation will be Saturday December 22, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 6, 1952 to Richard and Lela (Delaney) Permenter in Beaumont, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Richard and Lela (Delaney) Permenter.

He is survived by:

4 Children:
Brandie Seifert of Sugarland
Candie Permenter of Kerrville
Jeremy Permenter of Pasadena
Shane Permenter of Dallas

Brother:
Rick Permenter & wife Lou Ellen of Magnolia

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


12/19/07

James S. Owens, 89, of Huxley passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007. He was born January 31, 1918 in Panola County to William Owens and Minnie Dagnell Owens. Mr. Owens served in the US Army, was on the Huxley City Counsel and the Strong Cemetery Board of Directors. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, December 21, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Wayne Bickley and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Shane Owens, D’Wayne May, Brother Owens, Mike Bird, Billy Kirkland, Keith Anderson, Ben Pryor and Lin Pryor. Honorary pallbearers will be Rebecca May, Chrissy Hart, Lisa Kirkland, Janie Terrell, Debbie Ruiz, Penny Bird, Charlotte St. Amour and Debbie Engberg.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth G. Owens & wife Priscilla of Old River Winfree
James E. Owens & wife Mary of Huxley

Daughter:
Cathie Kirkland & husband Ralph of Orange

Grandchildren: Rebecca May, Sarah Hart, Shane Owens, Debbie Ruiz, Penny Bird, James Owens, Jr., Lisa Kirkland, Janie Terrell and Billy Kirkland

Step Grandchildren: Debbie Engberg, Franklin W. Pryor, Jr., Jerold B. Pryor, and Charlotte St. Amour

Thirty Five Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Blanche Soape of Orange
Step-Sister, Joyce Jernigan of Bethany, Louisiana
Half-Sister, Frances Capos Ft. Worth

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Selma Oswalt Owens
Sister, Laverne Doris

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


12/18/07

Janet Barton departed this world to be with the Lord on December 18, 2007 after a year and half battle with cancer. Janet was a loving mother and wife who fought a courageous battle till the end. Even though Janet had moved to Flint, Texas her heart was still in Tenaha were she was born and raised. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Choir. She was always active in all activities that her children were involved in.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2007 at The First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Charles Williams, Bro. Russ Attwood and Andrew King officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Janet is survived by:

Husband of 30 years, Robert Barton of Flint

Son, Brent Barton of Tenaha

Daughter, Kelsey Barton of Flint

Brothers:
Mike Ramsey of Tenaha
Ron Ramsey & Wife Beryl of Houston

Sister-In-Law, Joann Smith & Husband Ronnie of Center

Brother-In-Law, Donald Barton of Terrell

Mother-In-Law, Glaydis Barton of Tenaha

Also a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Son, Brady Barton
Father, W.L Ramsey
Mother, Juanita Ramsey
Father-In-Law, Lee Roy Barton
Brother-In-Law, Douglas Barton

The family would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brady Barton Foundation at Citizens State Bank in Tenaha. Brady’s Foundation was dear to Janet’s heart for it helped children with cancer.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


12/17/07

Tomasa Sanchez Robles, age 87, passed away December 15, 2007, in Odessa, Texas. Born August 27, 1920 in Mercedes, Tx.

Visitation will be Monday, December 17, 2007, at 6:00pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Stockton , Texas .

Memorial Service will be Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton , Texas .

Local survivors include Rose and Tommy Specter of Center, Texas

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Luz and Jose Sanchez
Husband: Vicente Robles
Sister: Manahen Hernandez
Brothers: Lionel and Elias Sanchez
Grandson: David Vincent Specter

12/14/07

Doyce George, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2007 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital. He was born January 25, 1920 in Hunt County, Texas to John George and Callie Kennedy George. Mr. George was a retired postal employee. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1941 to 1945 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. John Bender and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 am, Monday, December 17, 2007 at Greathouse Cemetery in Temple.

Pallbearers will be Vance Green, Lawrence Kunze, Joe Anderson, John Royes, McNiel Moore and Bill Stegall. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Wife, Ola O. George of Center

Daughter, Patricia Godin & husband Pat of Lindale

Son, Larry George & wife Jeanette of Houston

Grandsons:
Steven Godin & wife Crystal of Denton
Kevin Godin & wife Brigitte of East Asia
Jeffrey George & wife Amy of East Asia
Jeremy George of Houston

Granddaughters:
Kimberly Godin of North Africa
Jennifer George Wesley & husband Dexter of Spring

Seven Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John George and Callie Kennedy George
Brother, Ted George
Sister, Dorothy Vick

Memorials can be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at The First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


12/12/07

Martha Swanzy, 74, of Carthage formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2007 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Bro. Gary Golden officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 2007, 10:30 until 1:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 10, 1933 to William Robert and Mae Billingsley Swanzy. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Center and she also attended school in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, W.R. "Bob" & Mae Swanzy and Brother, Robert Swanzy.

She is survived by:
Sister: Jane Golden and husband, DD of Carthage.
Brother: David Swanzy and wife, Maelinda of Center
Nephews: Dr. Dennis Golden of Carthage, Dr. Dixon Golden of Center and Dr. Gary Golden of Hemphill.
NIece: Suzon Cloud of Carthage
Several Other Nieces and Nephews.

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


Freddy W. Henry, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at a Center nursing home. He was born December 8, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Howard F. Henry and Wera Christian Henry. He had been a resident of Center since 1945, was a member of Woodmen of the World and was a member and elder of the First Christian Church in Center. Mr. Henry enjoyed his model trains.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 14, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Center with Rev. Steve Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Youngblood, Michael Holt, Michael Haley, Kevin Jones, Jody Matthews, Walter Rainbolt, Jason Murphy, and Donald Monroe. Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Weaver, Charles Anderson, David Detar, Jimmy Youngblood, Walter Allen, Charles Chandler..

Survivors include:

Wife, Margaret Henry of Center

Daughter, Tammie Baugh & husband Benny Center

Sons:
Tom Henry & wife Kris of Van
Terry Henry & wife Kristin of Bowie

Grandchildren:
Kristen Baugh, Cody Baugh, Patrick Henry, Victoria Henry, Blake Henry, Abbie Henry and Gus Henry

Mother, Wera E. Henry of Center

Sister, Era Jo Ballard of Timpson

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Howard Henry
One Granddaughter

Memorials can be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or First Christian Church, 124 Cora Street, Center, TX 75935.


Winston S. Smith, (Lt Col USAF Retired) 88, died Sunday, December 9, 2007. Visitation will be at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Pete Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Newbern Cemetery.

Winston was a native of Shelby County, born October 10, 1919 to Nina Stillwell Smith and Samford Smith on the family farm located in the Newbern community. He graduated from Center High school in the class of 1936, and attended Texas A & M during the 1937/1938 term. Since Winston was attracted to military life, he enlisted in November 1939, and his military career lasted thirty years. After a short stint in the Infantry, he transferred to the Army Air Corps and was stationed at Barksdale Army Air Field. During mid 1941 he was selected to attend an aircraft maintenance school at New Orleans, Louisiana. While there he met his sweetheart who became his wife, lover and partner for 66 years. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps on November 10, 1944. Winston served a tour of duty in Japan during 1945/1946. His next overseas assignment was to Germany during the Berlin Airlift. During 1956 while stationed at Kelly Air Force base at San Antonio, Winston was selected to attend the University of Texas, and received a BBA degree majoring in Industrial Management. Assignments included Chief of the Atlanta Air Procurement District, Atlanta, George, Department of Defense procurement instructor, Fort Lee, Virginia, and Base Procurement Officer Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Following retirement Col Smith returned to Shelby County and was selected to be the first probation officer in Shelby County. In this assignment he recognized the need for a rehabilitation facility, and was responsible for organizing and managing a halfway house for alcoholics. He was an ardent participant in Southern Gospel music and sang with several local quartets. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, as he joined in his early teens. While in the military he participated in Base Chapel activities and upon his return to Shelby County renewed his participation with the First United Methodist Church.

Winston was loyal to his family, his country and his friends. His joy for living was an inspiration.

Winston was preceded in death by:
Parents, Samford Smith and Nina Stillwell Smith
Brothers, Robert K. Smith, James M. Smith, Joe R. Smith and Frank E. Smith

He is survived by:

Wife, Joyce Pell Smith of Center

Sons:
Jerry Smith & wife Brenda of Woodstock, Georgia
Kenneth Smith & wife Sandra of Cypress

Daughter, Betty Mooney & husband Bob of Center

Five Grandsons, Six Great Grandsons, and One Great Granddaughter

Pallbearers will be Winston’s Grandsons, Bob Mooney, Jr., Bryan Mooney, Kenny Smith, Jason Smith, Phillip Smith and special friend assisting, Clayton Windham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Furman Davis, John Dean Windham, Charlie Brittain, Jay Watlington, Joe Louis Jones, Joe Fielder, Lewis Parker, Joe Fomby Dr. Danny Paul Windham, and Rene’ Travera.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home


Arlan Hays was born on July 14, 1914, to Webster F. Hays and Alice Elizabeth (Hall) Hays. He entered into rest on December 6, 2007, in Lufkin, Texas. He attained the age of 93 years, 4 months and 22 days. He began working at the Tribune at age 12. He graduated from SAHS in 1932 and in 1933 he was named as Publisher, a title that he kept until 1997 when he shared the title with his son, Stephen, as Co-Publishers. He remained active in the business until his death.

Some of his many accomplishments in life include First Baptist Church – Member since May 1, 1957, and usher for many years. Chamber of Commerce – One of original directors in 1953; in 1984 received Newspaper Man of the Year, 1993 was Business Man of the Year, 1996 received President Award. 2001 received Lifetime Achievement Award; Honorary Director for about 10 years. Lions – Was an organizing member of San Augustine Lions Club in 1937; served as Secretary-Treasurer of club for 15 plus years, remained member for 70 years. Member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Honorary Deputy Sheriff, named as Honorary Admiral in Texas Navy, recognized for his outstanding commitment for his “Service To Others” by Commissioners and County Judge Curt Goetz, in 1997. Arlan’s birthday, July 14th, was proclaimed as “Arlan Hays Day” in San Augustine County, received Community Builder Award from the Grand Lodge of Texas and Redland Lodge #3, SAISD Outstanding Booster Club Service, Lincoln Alumni Award 1995, Distinguished Service Award from American Cancer Society, support of the SA Police Department, honored for supporting the Broaddus ISD, FHA Honored Citizens Outstanding Support, honored by the Texas Nursing Home Association, recognized for his support of the SA Boys and Girls Club, Voice of Democracy Award from VFW Post 9313, Friend of 4-H award in 1970 and 1985-86, Award of Appreciation from the Sons of Republic of Texas, Friend of Public Library Award, and Certificates of Appreciation Awards from the following, DRT, Department of Aging, Girl Scouts, FFA and Texas Dept. of Human Resources. There were many other local awards and recognition.

He is survived by his son, Stephen Hays and wife Kelly of San Augustine; grand-daughter Leslie Hinton and husband Jason of Longview; Great-granddaughter, Harley Lynn Hinton of Longview.

Nieces and nephews: Marialice Boyette Bailey, Judith Webb Boyette, Oliver Theo Boyette, Gordon Earl Roberts and Carol Wayne Sanders Vaughn

Great-nieces and nephews: Alice Elizabeth Bailey Cassidy, Janell Bailey Kelleher, Howard Patrick Bailey, Webster Franklin Bailey, Judy Ann Bailey Coker, Thomas Hays Bevilacqua, Joshua Neal Ponder, Billy David Ponder, Debra Louise Roberts Ekman, Troy McNeil Vaughn, Melinda Maxine Vaughn Falk and Gordon Wayne Vaughn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inga Douglass Hays in 1982, brother, Gordon Carter Hays; sisters, Bessie Beryl Hays, Mary Lucene Hays Boyette and Eva Maxine Hays Sanders.

Services will be held Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Josh Ponder and David Burcham officiating. Interment to follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Pallbearers: Charles Sharp, Mike Jackson, David Wade, Alan Wade, Keith Davis, Oliver Boyette

Honorary Pallbearers: San Augustine Lions Club

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


12/09/07

Alexis Nicole Brittain, infant, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007 in Arlington, Texas. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Monday, December 10, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, with Rev. Pat Jacks officiating.

Survivors include:
Mother; Bethany Brittain of Arlington,
Father: Chris Morales of Arlington
Grandfather: Jack Brittain of Center
Grandmother: Melinda Brittain of Arlington
Great Grandparents: Curtis and Iva Fergusor of Lumberton
Uncle: Benjamin Palmer and wife Sandy of Center
Cousin: Blake Palmer of Center.

Visitation was held from 5 pm-7pm Sunday, December 8, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/7/07

Mr. Lonnie Giles, of Center, passed away on Sunday December 2, 2007. There will be a wake service at Garner Funeral Home in San Augustine , Texas from 7pm until 9 pm on Friday December 7, 2007.

Survivors: one sister: Brenda Giles of Center a special nephew: Lonnie Roberts (wife Sonya) of Center and one niece: Annie Faye Roberts of Center.

Services are Saturday 1pm at Greater Mount Olive in Milam , Texas .


12/6/07

Coye Dayton Bush, 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007 at a Center nursing home. He was born July 15, 1932 to Elton Dee and Cordell Williamson Bush. He was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church and was a self-employed equipment dealer.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, December 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Coye’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include:

Children:
Beverly Slatter & husband Basel of Center
Elton “Bubba” Bush & wife Nancy of Center
Dewayne Bush & wife Katha of Center
Randy Bush & wife Margaret of Center
Sandra Walsh & husband Bubba of Shreveport, LA
Tammy Ramirez & husband Amando of Spring
Kim Jarjoura of Spring

Grandchildren:
Kyle Bush & wife Carla
Brandon Slatter
Chris Paddie & wife Brooke
Brent Slatter & wife Jennifer
Mandy Perry & husband Eric
Kevin Bush
Shawna Blissett & husband Joey
Trae George
Allison Davis
Charlie Bush & wife Amanda
Andy Ramirez
Nathan Davis
Colt Bush & wife Collin
Adria Whelan & husband Kevin
Casey Lout & husband Shad
Alyssa Ramirez
Clay Bush
Abbey Jarjoura
Alivia Jarjoura

Great Grandchildren:
Jordan Blissett, Macayla Perry, Keaton Bush, Kaylie Bush, Mikah Slatter, Macade Perry, Hunter Bush, Addison Blissett, Mason Perry, Noah Paddie, Braden Slatter, Christopher Paddie, Dayton Bush, Jackson Blissett, Holden Bush, Claire Slatter, Presley Slatter, Kennedy Bush, Paul Slatter, Levi Slatter, Carson Bush, Colby Lout

Sisters:
Martha Ward of Vidor
Bonnie Berwick of Center

Sister-in-Law:
Willie Mae Bush of Center

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Ima Jean Livingston Bush
Daughter, Brenda Gayle Bush Wright
Great Granddaughter, Kylie Renee Bush
Great Grandson, Luke Dayton Slatter
Brothers, Special Bush, J.D. Bush, Alford Bush and Foye Bush
Sister, Miriam Bush Cowart


12/3/07

Darlene Porter, 56, passed away Sunday December 2, 2007 at her home in the Sardis Community after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 4, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Rash officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday December 3, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 11, 1951 to Jimmy Nash and Alice Graham Fuller. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother Jack & Alice Fuller.

She is survived by:

Husband:
Joe Porter of Center

2 Sons:
Jody Porter & wife Shelley of Center
Clifton Porter & wife Kristi of Center

Grandchildren:
Cody Porter, Dillon Porter and Brooklyn Porter; all of Center
Levi Porter

Sister:
Charline Channel & husband Steve of Center

2 Brothers:
Jimmy Nash & wife Donna of Timpson
Johnny Fuller & wife Rose of Center

Step- Grandchildren:
Ashley Lutz, Colton Thompson, and Sarah Thompson

Step- Great Grandchildren:
Drake Lutz

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers: Jim Bennett, Colton Thompson, Cody Porter, Dillon Porter, James Cassell, Chad Adam, Danny Belrose and Rex Bradshaw

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


Terry Matlock, Graveside service for Griff Terry Matlock will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, at Old Prospect Cemetery in Mount Enterprise with the Rev. Sonny Scarborough officiating. Mr. Matlock died Nov. 30, 2007, at his residence. Born July 4, 1942, in Mount Enterprise, he was the son of Ralph Tally Matlock and Mattie B. Nettles Matlock. Survivors include his mother, Mattie B. Matlock of Mount Enterprise; son, Freddie Wilson of Cortez, Colo.; brothers Harrison Matlock, Jerry Matlock, Troy Matlock and Gary Matlock, all of Mount Enterprise; a sister, Rita Hughes and husband, Richard, of Center. Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, Laird Funeral Home.

Ollie Bogue, funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Stilley Bogue, age 97, of Duncanville, Texas, formerly of Timpson will be held at 10 AM Monday, December 3, 2007 in the First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Mrs. Bogue passed away November 30, in Duncanville. She was born in Timpson, Tx. on June 30, 1910 to parents, James Francis and Effie Lavada (Smiley) Stilley.

Ollie Bogue graduated from Timpson High School on May 18, 1927 and was married that day to Joseph Alexander Bogue. She spent her life caring for her family and enjoyed helping her friends and neighbors. Her family and friends were blessed with her cooking, sewing, and gardening skills. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Her survivors include son James Bogue and wife Barbara of Timpson, daughter Bette Bunger and husband Reid of Duncanville; daughter Brenda Beasley and husband Felton of Brenham, Texas, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bogue was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph A. Bogue, grandson Kevin Beasley, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488, Timpson, Tx.75975 or Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 429, Timpson, Tx. 75975.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2007 From 5-7 PM.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


James Manshack, 65 of Center, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007 at his residence in Center. Mr. Manshack was born February 23, 1942 in Center to Melvin Manshack and Modena Parker Manshack. He worked for Hallmark Fixture Operations, where he retired with 37 years of service. Mr. Manshack served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Ozay Ford and Rev. Charles Boster officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers for Mr. Manshack will be Pete Baggett, Mike Jones, Charles Richards, Brad Johnson, Prentice Hendricks and Gary Mize.

Survivors include:
Wife:: Ella Manshack of Center
Son, Randy Hughes and wife Cathy of Nacogdoches
Daughter, Susan Denby and husband Kevin of Hallsville
Grandchildren:
Mandy Tyre and husband Chuck of Huxley, Misty Kay and husband Mark of Atlanta, Eric Denby of Hallsville, Maci Denby of Hallsville.
Great Grandchildren:
Deeanne Hughes, Ryleigh Hughes, Abigail Kay
Step Granddaughter:
Bridget Birdwell of Nacogdoche
Step Great Grandchildren:
Kalli Perkins, Briley Birdwell, Zack Hagler, Maddy Hagler, Kason Livingston, Kristy Horton, Jennifer Tyre, Jessica Tyre and Colton Tyre

Sisters: Helen Wilson and husband Maurice of Huxley and Cherry Jones and husband Mike of Center

Mr. Manshack was preceded in death by:
Parents Melvin Manshack and Modena Parker Manshack and Step Grandson, Brad Hagler.


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11/30/07

Lynn Westbrook, 61, of Garrison passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 at her home. She was born December 26, 1945 in Carthage to Regan Dale Ware and Lillian Margreet Walker Ware. Ms. Westbrook was a member of Mt. Union Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. James Edwards and Elizabeth Curbow officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Donald Rankin, Tim Melton, William Westbrook, Seth Westbrook Cody Westbrook and Tracy Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Westbrook, Tabitha Smelley, Amanda Westbrook, Brittany Westbrook, Destiny Westbrook and Kaitlyn Westbrook.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Raymond Dee “Bubba” Westbrook, Jr. of Garrison
Billy Wade Westbrook & wife April of Garrison

Daughter-in-Law, Christine Michelle Westbrook Christian of Garrison

Grandchildren:

William Ray Westbrook, Amanda Kathleen Westbrook, Brittany LeAnn Westbrook, Destiny Nicole Westbrook, Kaitlyn Deshae Westbrook, Tabitha Loretta Smelley, Seth Wade Westbrook, Cody Lee Westbrook, Jacob Ray Westbrook, Morgan Michelle Christian

Great Grandchildren, Brent Baker and Alaina Baker

Sister, Betty Curbow of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Dale Ware of Tenaha
Wimp Ware & wife Regina of Cushing

Also a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Raymond “T-Mo” Westbrook
Son, Winifred “Bo” Westbrook
Parents, Reagan Dale Ware and Lillian Margreet Walker Ware
Granddaughter, Janice Lynn Smelley
Sister, Velma Church
Brother, Billy Ware

In lieu of flowers, donations can me made to Hospice of Deep East Texas, 907 Mound Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


11/29/07

Mahon “Red” Graves, Jr., 73, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at a Houston hospital. He was born September 26, 1934 in Timpson to Mahon Graves, Sr. and Ella Borders Graves. “Red” loved to fish and camp.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 30, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Wife, Mary Graves of Tenaha

Sons:
Bob Graves & wife Teresa of Joaquin
Joseph Graves & fiance Kaylee of Tenaha
James Michael Decker of Houston

Daughters:
Jackie Lovejoy & husband Mike of Rio Vista
Brenda Whittlesey & husband Mike of Center
Kendra Arnold & husband Joseph of Tenaha

Grandsons:
Roy Glenn Spinks & wife Carrie of Waco
John Spinks & wife Teresa of Riesel

Granddaughters:
Crystal Koltonski & husband Matt of Center
Gina Graves of Center

Great Grandson, Jesse Gay of Center
Great Granddaughter, Molly Spinks of Riesel

Brother, Wayne Boozier of Houston

Sisters:
Jean Kendricks of Houston
Barbara Whitton of Grapeland

Mother-in-Law, Jerry Alford of Center
Mother-in-Law, Susie Alford of Center

Special Nephew, James Earl Edison, Wife, Tami and baby "Turtle"

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Mahon Graves, Sr. and Ella Borders Graves
Sisters, Mary Ross, Marie Hopson and Joyce Gatton
Brother, Buster Graves
Father-in-Law, James Alford

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


 

Katie Dian Vaughn, 31, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at her home. She was born January 12, 1976 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Larry Douglas Vaughn and Dian Lee Vaughn. Katie was a 1994 graduate of Joaquin High School. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church and was very involved in Walk For Life.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Permenter Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, November 30, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Son, Chase Vaughn of Huxley

Parents, Larry & Dian Vaughn of Huxley

Brothers:
Doug Vaughn of Huxley
Dale Vaughn & wife Kim of Huxley

Sister, Tracy Anderson & husband Duane of Carthage

Nephew, Jessie Vaughn of Huxley

Nieces:
Mackenzie Geryk of Huxley
Jordan Anderson of Carthage
Meagan Anderson of Carthage

Grandmother, Billie Ruth Permenter of Huxley
Grandmother, Hazel Vaughn of Huxley

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Grandfather, Jack Vaughn
Grandfather, Tom Lee

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


11/28/07

Eva Joy Baker, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, TX. She was born October 21, 1923 in Neuville, TX. Eva Joy was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of others. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Texas City, TX.

Eva Joy is preceded in death by her husband Robie Baker. She is survived by two sons, Dan Baker and wife Toni and Robie Kenneth Baker and wife Lynn; four grandchildren, Allen Baker, Teresa Baker, Jody Baker and Barbara Moser; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Moser, Brooklyn Moser, Luke Moser and Millie Baker.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at McClelland Community Cemetery in Center, TX.

Services are under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, Texas

Betty Spann Newton, 80, of Center, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2007, at Holiday Nursing Home.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday November 29, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Wednesday November 28, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1927 in Shelby County to William “Jack” and Marion (Screws) Spann. She was retired from Stanco Industries. Betty will be always remembered for her love of flowers and the beautiful landscaping that she created at Paradise Villa Apartments. She was a loving & devoted mother, grandmother and friend & will be missed by those who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Jack and Marion Spann, 2 Sons; Jerry Bob & Glenn Bailey, 3 Grandsons; Steven Glenn Bailey, Scott and Shannon Fleming, Sister, Laverne Spann & Brother, Pete Spann.

She is survived by:
Loving & Devoted Daughter:

Wanda Bailey Fleming & husband Scotty of Center

2 Granddaughters:
La Tonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody of Logansport, LA
Shea Fleming Swindler & husband Clay of Waco

6 Great Grandchildren:
Bailey Janssen US Army Stationed in Germany
Robin Glenn Janssen of Logansport, LA
Clayton Janssen of Logansport, LA
Caroline Shea Swindler of Waco
Alexis Fleming of Fisher, Indiana
Nicholas Fleming of Fisher, Indiana

Brother: Charles Spann of Center
Sister: Glenda Bennett & husband Ferrell of Center

Daughter-in-law: Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport, LA

Sister-in-law: Connie Spann of Center

Aunt: Bernice Davis of Houston

Special Friend: Shirley Shofner of Center

A Number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, & Many Friends
Pallbearers:
Scotty Fleming Clay Swindler Cody Clark Mark Bonner
Dean Williams Bubba Janssen Roger Noble

Honorary Pallbearers:
Clayton Janssen Billy Monsour

A Special Thanks to the Staff of Holiday Nursing Home for their love & care they gave mother during her final days.

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


Lois Allison Renfro, age 90, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Timpson, Texas services will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, November 29, 2007, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Waterman Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Mrs Renfro passed away at Whispering Pines Nursing Home, Longview, Texas on November 27, 2007.

Lois Renfro was born in the Waterman Community of Shelby County, Texas, on September 19, 1917 to parents George W. and Lizzie (Abbott) Allison. She attended school in Joaquin, Texas, and was employed at Shelby General Hospital in Center, Texas, as a nurses' aide. She was married to Marshall Renfro in April, 1940, and was a member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: son Johnny Renfro and wife Louise of Timpson, daughter, Marcia Kesterson and husband Hollis of Longview; daughter -in-law Gerry Powdrill of Timpson; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Mrs. Renfro was preceded in death by parent, husband Marshall Renfro, and grandson Michael Eldridge.

Donations may be made to Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, Timpson, Texas 75975

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


11/26/07

Clinton Claybrook Shirley, age 88, of Dickinson, TX, passed away Monday November 26, 2007 at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1919 in the logging town of Sweetville, Louisiana to Joseph Jackson and Ethel May Shirley.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Graveside Service will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday December 1, 2007 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX

Among his survivors include:

Son: Allen Shirley & wife Cristina of Dickinson,TX

Two daughters; Camilla Pierce and husband Richard and Diane Stafford-Munoz and husband Greg.

His five grandchildren; Austin Shirley, Xanthe Shirley, Britt Pierce, Gina Bradley, Jennifer Shoquist-SanLuis; six great-grandchildren; Lindsay Simmons, Cameron Liem, Ben SanLuis, London SanLuis, and twins Josh and Jake Pierce and his siter Bonnie Herring.

In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made to Hospice Care Team Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, Texas 77591-2436

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


Bertie Stanley, 104, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2007 at a San Augustine nursing home. She was born May 10, 1903 in Dequincy, Louisiana to James McBride and Martha Simmons McBride. Ms. Stanley was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carol Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, November 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Marie Long of Center

Son, Bobby Stanley & wife Reecie of Center

Twenty Grandchildren, Thirty Nine Great Grandchildren, Six Great Great Grandchildren.

Sister, Maud Bucklew of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Ira “Dock” Stanley
Sons, John P. Stanley, Ruben E. “Bill” Stanley, Walter R. “Jack” Stanley, Eugene Stanley
Daughter, Dorothy Stanley Conway Foster
Granddaughter, Rebecca Stanley Noland

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


11/25/07

Dennis Freeman of Logansport, Louisiana went to be with our Lord Friday, November 23, 2007 after a heroic battle with cancer. He loved his family so dearly that he fought until the end. Dennis was born the youngest of six boys to Britt Annie and L.L. Freeman in Joaquin, Texas on April 23, 1940.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, J.C. Freeman and Travis Freeman. Along with his family, he most loved God and his church, his town, and the residents of this area.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 46 years, Katherine Thomas Freeman, who never left his side, his daughters Susan Simmons and husband Steve of Frisco, Texas, Kathy Alger and husband Billy, and Pam Freeman, all of Logansport. He has five beloved grandchildren who were the light of his life: Bryce, Craig and Aaron Alger, Sean Simmons and Ava Katherine Vowell. He is also survived by his three brothers, Billy Freeman and wife Margaret of Tenaha, Texas, Dale Freeman and wife Vanda of Rockport, Texas, Charles Freeman and wife Francis Ruth of Frisco, Texas. Other survivors are brother-in-law, Norrell Thomas and wife Tommie of San Augustine, Texas, sister-in-law, Barbara Peterson and husband Al of Benton, mother-in-law Mrs. Norrell Thomas of Logansport, and many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Logansport, singing in the choir until he was no longer able.

Dennis was a graduate of Northwestern State University and owned Freeman Insurance Agency, working as an independent insurance agent for nearly 40 years.

Dennis was a leader throughout his life, working constantly to better his town and community. He served as Mayor of Logansport for 23 years, charter president of the Logansport Lions Club, Logansport Chamber of Commerce, Logansport Development Corporation, and Logansport Athletics Booster Club. He was long-time member of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce.

As Mayor, Dennis was instrumental in securing many grants for water, streets, sewage, parks and local government. He also helped to establish the first fire district in the parish, sponsored local EMT training, which led to the establishment of an ambulance district in the parish. He served as District Vice President of the Louisiana Municipal Association, Vice Chairmen of the Coordinating Development Corporation, board member of the Sabine River Authority, member of the steering committees that helped develop Mundy Landfill for DeSoto Parish and the Alternative School Program for DeSoto Parish schools, and was on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Logansport. Just before his death, Dennis was working with the DOTD from Texas and Louisiana to build new bridges and highways between the two states.

He was true public servant, Christian, father, husband, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and the town of Logansport.

Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church of Logansport Sunday, November 25 from 4:00 to 6:00. Funeral services will be held at the church Monday, November 26 at 3:00 officiating will be Kemper Smith. Burial will be at the Logansport City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronald McBride, Larry Bagley, Porter Dowling, Tom Thompson, Mike Parker, King Vidler, John Garmany and Rex Clark.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lewis Bryant, Glen Price, Quinn Dillard, Max LeComte, Ken Hendrickson, Harold Cornett and Curtis McCune.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the First United Methodist Church of Logansport, God's Food Pantry of Logansport, the American Cancer Society, or St. Jude Hospital.
Published in the Shreveport Times on 11/25/2007.


11/24/07

Raymond Jack Fuller, 74, of Center, passed away Saturday November 24, 2007 in Panola County.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday November 27, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Tracy Wright officiating. Military Graveside Service will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
Visitation will be Monday November 26, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born May 25, 1933 to Johnny and Sarah Martha (Miller) Fuller. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Center. He owned and operated Fuller Tree Services for a number of years. He served in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by parents Sarah Martha & Johnny Joseph Fuller, wife Alice Graham Fuller, Brother Darwin Lawson Fuller and Sister and Brother-in-law Mary & Homer Smith.
He is survived by:
Sons:
Johnny Fuller Sr. & wife Rose of Center
Jimmy Nash & wife Donna of Timpson

Daughters:
Darlene Porter & husband Joe of Center
Charlene Channel & husband Steve of Center

Grandchildren:
Johnny Jr. & fiance’ Marlena, Josh, Christina, & Justin Fuller
Joseph, Kevin, Stephanie, Crystal, & Marissa Nash
Jody Porter
Clifton Porter & wife Kristie
Shane Channel & wife Christina
Stevie Channel

Great Grandchildren:
Brooklyn, Levi, Cody and Dillon Porter
Matthew, Colby, Hayley, Brandon, & Allysa Channel
Tristen & Skyler Nash, Jake Smith, Emilie Rojas, & Abbie Juaraz

Sister: Sharon Dayton & husband Don of Trinity

Sister-in-law: Sylvia Fuller of Center

Special Friend: Kurtis Couglar

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers: Johnny Fuller, Jr., Kurtis Couglar, Trey Addison, John Parks, Phil Hennigan, Jake Lavigne

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


Mrs. Christine Waller, 78, of Center, passed away Friday November 23, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday November 26, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Roe and Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Neuville Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday November 24, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday November 25, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 23, 1928 in Shelby County to Caywood and Lona Bailey. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Caywood and Lona Bailey, Husband Sid Waller, Great Granddaughter Katherine Duffey, 2 Sisters Jettie Andrews and Rosene Andrews, 2 Brothers Dick Herman Bailey and George Bailey.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Lona Risinger & husband Jerry of Orange

Son: Bobby Waller & wife Angela of Center

Son: Lamech Waller & wife Michelle of Center

Grandchildren:
Cheryl & Tracy Lummus of Deweyville, TX
Pam & Faron Wilson of Orangefield, TX
Janette Duffey of Orange, TX
Nicole & Chris Woodall of Beaumont, TX
Heather Waller of Center
Bradley Waller of Center
Erica Waller of Center
Bryan Waller of Center
Briana Waller of Center
JoAnna Waller of Center
Clayton Waller of Center
Bryce Waller of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Jerry Wayne Kibodeaux of Orange
Candice & Mark Steele of Virginia
Amanda Kibodeaux of Orangefield, TX
Justin Lummus of Deweyville, TX
Shannon and Logan Duffey of Orange, TX
Kayla and Kendra Wilson of Arkansas
Sydney Laine Neuwirth of Center

Sister:
Ethel & Johnny Glee of Center

2 Brothers:
Billy Earl & Carrie Bailey of Center
James Thomas Bailey of Center

Pallbearers:
Tracy Lummus, Faron Wilson, Chris Woodall, Bradley Waller
Bryan Waller, Jerry Wayne Kibodeaux, & Justin Lummus

Honorary Pallbearers:
James “Hooper” Waller & Jerry Risinger

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


Margarette McCary, 93, of Center, passed away Friday, November 23, 2007 at a Center nursing home, She was born April 8, 1914 in Orlando, Flordia to Henry Tyner and Ruby Lee Johns Tyner.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Old Mt. Zion Cemetery in Center with Bro. Jimmy Carroll officiating.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Sue Emanis and husband Gary Bruce of Center
Son, Lewis Williams and wife Irene of Sebring, Flordia
Granddaughters, Jolene Pearce and Leo Belrose of Center and Candy Myers and husband Chuck of Mobile, Alabama.
Four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by; Husband, Billy McCary, Son, Hugh Whitehead, Great Granddaughter, Destiny Holloway and Two Brothers and One Sister.

Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home .


11/23/07

Virginia “Genny” Daughtery, 60, of Douglas formerly of Melrose, passed away Thursday November 22, 2007 at her resident.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday November 28, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elbert Jones officiating with burial to follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Tuesday November 27, 2007 starting at 11:00 a.m.

She was born February 12, 1947 in Shelby County to Eugene and Lelia Elvie (Askew) Jones. She was of the Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Eugene & Lela Jones and her Husband James Daughtery.

She is survived by:
5 children:
Theresa Miles & husband Tim of Douglas
James Daughtery of Woden
Lisa Key of Kingtown
Joe Daughtery of Woden
Dennis Daughtery of Etoile

11 Grandchildren

2 Brothers:
Elbert Jones & wife Patsy of Carthage
Jimmy “Bo” Jones of Center

2 Sister:
Daisy Jones of Center
Lou Ann Peeler & husband Ricky of Silsbee

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
Tim Miles Dennis Daughtery Joe Daughtery
James Daughtery Leonard Williams Larry Williams
Kenny Williams

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


11/22/07

John P. Smith, age 73, of Tenaha, passed away (Wednesday), November 21, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 25, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating, burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Saturday November 24, 2007 starting at 1:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 16, 1935 to Albert & Era (Haley) Smith. He was a member of the Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by Partents Albert & Era Smith, Son, Bobby Smith, 2 Sisters, Edna Baker and Laverne Ballard.

He is survived by:
Wife of 55 years, Nellie jean Conway Smith of Tenaha
Children, Barbara Spinks of Livingston, Texas, Paul Smith of Tennessee Colony, Texas, and Linda Casper & husband, Dennis of Tenaha.
Sister, Patsy Smith of Logansport, La.
4 Grandchildren
2 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be : Ronnie Gearman, Rusty Wilson, Clarence Casper, Jackie Eaves, Ronnie Samford, Billy Lynn Wilson and Frank Casper.

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

Mr. Smith's home was in Tenaha.

Funeral Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home.


11/21/07

Marie Scott, 72, of Center will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, with Pastor Michael Hale officiating. She will be laid to rest at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas

Marie was called to glory on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. She passed away in the warmth of her home, enveloped in love by Bo, her children and family.

She was born on March 26, 1935 in San Augustine and was a 1953 graduate of Center High School and made Center her home for the majority of her life.

Marie was preceded in death by:
First husband, Erwin L. Glaze
Daughter Cindy Cox
Son, Jeff Glaze
Step-Daughter, Lisa Byrnes
Parents, Clyde and Fannie Lyles
Sister, Betty Joy Murdock

She is survived by:
Husband, A.M. “Bo” Scott of Center

Daughter, Terry Glaze Hughes & husband Eddie of Dequeen, Arkansas

Son, Stephen L. Glaze & wife Sue of Dequeen, Arkansas

Step-Son, Larry Scott & wife Pat of Tomball

Grandchildren:

Brandy Cox Pederson, Tiffany Cox Pope, Shane Hughes and Tasha Glaze

Step-Grandchildren:
Chris, Jay, Trey, Bo Buster, Angela, Amy, Amanda, Kris & Lacy

Sixteen Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sue Kasper & husband Jim of Port Neches
Melba Eaves & husband Leonard of Center
Alice Hjelmstrom & husband Bob of Prescott, Arizona
Gloria Stendahl & husband Mark of Magnolia

Also numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.


Clemon Franklin Moore, 81, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born June 17, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas to Ed Moore and Loddie Manshack Moore. Mr. Moore was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Chapel in Center with Bro. Donny Dotson officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 22, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Wife, Carolyn Moore of Center

Daughters:
Bonnie Sims of Huxley
Cynthia Moore of Center
JoAnn Williams of Center

Sons:
Billy Frank Moore of Center
Jeffrey Blacksher of Nacogdoches
Rusty Blacksher of Westville, Illinois
Franklin Moore of Carthage
Jimmy Moore of Huxley
Joe Glenn Moore of Center
Jerry Moore of Houston

Grandsons:
Gilbert Bearden of Tenaha
William Faust of Huxley
Jeffrey Barbee of Houston
Billy Moore of Bedias
Timothy Ray Moore of Logansport
Jimmy Moore of Huxley
Reuben Soto of Joaquin
Jacob Soto of Garrison
Christopher Williams of Center
Michael Moore of Center
Eric Lynn Moore of Houston
Nicholas Wayne Moore of Houston

Granddaughters:
Christine Moore of Center
Mary Moore of Center
Michelle Gann of Sulphur Springs
Megan Moore of Shelbyville
Crystal Soto of San Angelo
Rachel Williams of Center
April Moore of Center

Also numerous great grandchildren

Preceded in death by Parents, Ed Moore and Loddie Manshack Moore

Numerous Brothers & Sisters


11/20/07

Services are pending for Infant, Maria Angeles Ramirez-Gonzalez daughter of Agustina Ramirez Gonzalez and Agustin Ramirez-Herrera

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


Dixie Sandlin DeSalvo, age 87, of Marrero, Louisiana died peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2007, in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born November 9, 1920, in Tenaha, Texas, the daughter of the late Ivadelle Hayden Maxwell and Jack B. Sandlin. Her husband Nicholas F. "Mickey" DeSalvo preceded her in death. Dixie was co-owner and founder of DeSalvo's Bakery in Harvey, Louisiana. She was best known for her beautifully decorated, "one-of-a-kind" wedding cakes; many brides in the greater New Orleans area celebrated their marriage with a wedding cake designed by "Miss Dixie." She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Marrero and Calvary Baptist Church in Algiers. Dixie, a loving wife and mother will be greatly missed. She is survived by her four children: Denise M. DeSalvo, Deborah L. DeSalvo (W. Byron Holmes), Donna Rae Dean, and F. Michael DeSalvo (Genyth S. DeSalvo); grandsons: Michael E. DeSalvo and Matthew N. DeSalvo; and sister, Janie L. Creech. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Norcross Cooperative Ministry, 2275 Mitchell Road, Norcross, Georgia 30071; 770-263-8268.
Published in The Times-Picayune on 11/15/2007.


Jeremy Curtis Wayne Owens, infant son of Brandie Owens, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2007 in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at County Line Cemetery in Rusk County.

Survivors include:
Mother, Brandie Owens of Mansfield, Louisiana

Aunts:
Theresa Owens of Logansport, Louisiana
Tina Smith of Deadwood
Jamie Owens of Tenaha

Uncles:
Bryan Owens of Tenaha
Marvin Owens of Gary

Grandparents:
Marcella Simmons of Logansport, Louisiana
Marvin and Stacy Owens of Tenaha


11/19/07

Services for Evon B. Tomlin, Athens, Tx will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm at LaRue Methodist Church under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home, Edwin McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow at LaRue Cemetery. Family and friends will be welcomed for visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from 6pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Evon B. Tomlin was born in Shelby County, near Center, Texas, on January 4, 1919 to John and Bennie Beasley. She married Lukie O. Tomlin on May 23, 1936 and was the mother of two children. During her lifetime she was an active, life member and Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #1079 in Nederland. She also served as Past Matron in the Port Neches Eastern Star chapter. Mrs. Tomlin was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Nederland for over 50 years, but after moving to LaRue in 2001, she and her husband, Lukie Ol. Tomlin, joined LaRue United Methodist Church so they would have a church home close by. Mrs. Tomlin was a homemaker who was an excellent cook and who enjoyed sewing all of her life, until her ill health. When her children started high school, she went to work at Caldwell’s Seing and Fabric Shop in Nederland. She enjoyed selling fabric, making covered buttons and belts, and discussing sewing projects with her regular customers.

Mrs. Tomlin is survived by her two children, son, Marlong Tomlin and his wife, Cleo of LaRue, Texas, and daughter, Patsy Fowler and her husband, Alan of Palestine, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Eva Jean Casto of Corpus Christi, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tomlin is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 65 years, Lukie O. Tomlin, 5 brothers and 2 sisters, and one grandson.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons and nephews.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at gfb@suddenlinkmail.com.

Services are under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown F.H., Athens, Tx.


C.J. “Frog” Mathews, age 88, of San Augustine, Texas died November 17, 2007 in San Augustine, Texas. He was born to Reece Mathews and Lizzie Mae Hagler on November 14, 1919 in Shelby County, Texas. He was co-founder and co owner of Mathews Construction in San Augustine and Jasper. Mr. Mathews served in the US Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW #9313 in San Augustine. He was a member of the American Legion, usher at First Baptist Church, San Augustine for many years, volunteer at Care and Share for years, and for years he supported the Athletic and Band Booster Clubs in San Augustine.

Services will be held on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Rick Russell and Rev. Skipper Ederlan officiating. Mr Mathews will be buried at Liberty Hill Cemetary.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Survivors:

Daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon and Charles Pollard of San Augustine, Texas
Liz and Dickey Morris of Jasper, Texas

Son: C. John Mathews, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas

Grandchildren: Melaney and Jamie Dickerson; Julie & Scott Martin; Natalie & Russell Payne; Jennifer & Jeremy Pedigo; Reece Mathews; Ryan Mathews; Allison Mathews

4 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Long Mathews on July 11, 1993.
Parents: Reece & Lizzie, Mae Mathews
Brothers and sisters: Royce Mathews; Irene Wych; Julia Harris; Jennie Pearl Monroe; Aubry Mathews; Jim Mathews; LL Mathews; Ethel Smith; and Jessie Mathews

In charge of arrangements Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas


11/18/07

DL Battles, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday November 19, 2007.

Military Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday November 20, 2007 at White Rock Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post 8904 and officiated by his Nephew Jerry Chandler. Visitation will be Monday November 19, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home

He was born May 14, 1924 to Marvin and Della (Dillard) Battles. He served in the US Army during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Della Battles, Sons, Eddie Battles and Lynn Battles, Sister, Inis Chandler and Brother J.L. Battles

He is survived by:

Wife of 61 years:

Laverne Battles of Center

4 Children:
Patricia Massey & husband John of Center
Spencer Battles & wife Sue of Center
Helen Gangluff & husband Richard of Houston
Kirk Battles of Center

10 Grandchildren:
Angela Lovett, Christi Buck, Greg Arp, Keely Battles ,Randy Battles, Brad Battles, Shamarie Battles, Christopher Battles, Shonda Bryce and John Travis Thompson

16 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Thelma Bracken of Cordova, Nebraska

Brothers: Clayton Battles & wife Georgia Lou of Henderson
Franklin D. Battles & wife Louise of Tyler

Pallbearers: Greg Arp, Keely Battles, Randy Battles, Brad Battles, John Travis Thompson and Christopher Battles

Honorary Pallbearers: Jeff Smith, Steven Buck, Ryan Battles and Justin Lovett

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


Lois (Sellman) Turner, 52, Alvin, Texas passed away Saturday, November 17, 2007 at her residence.

A Private Family Graveside is planned for 4 pm Monday November 19, 2007 at Sellman Family Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She was born April 1, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Henry Ennis and Jimmie Ruth (Phillips)Sellman. She was a member of Heights Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father Henry Ennis Sellman Sr.

Local survivors include:
Mother, Jimmie Ruth Sellman of Shelbyville
Brother, Henry "Ennis" Sellman Jr. and wife Debbie of San Augustine
Nieces, Amanda and Ashely Sellman of San Augustine.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


Juanita Betz, 92, of Tomball formerly of Joaquin, passed away Saturday November 17, 2007 in Tomball.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 20, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Tuesday November 20, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

She was born May 10, 1915 to James and Lottie Mae (Halbert) Adams. She was a member of Mims Baptist Church in Tomball, TX. She worked in sales for Henke-Pillot Food Market in Houston for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Lottie Mae Adams and Husband Albert Betz

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
JoAnn Barnett of Conroe, TX
Peggy Tatum of Huntsville, TX

3 Grandchildren:
Pamela & Bill Daniel of Conroe, TX
Ricky & Elizabeth Barnett of Conroe, TX
Sharon & Roy Smith of Tomball, TX

3 Great-Grandchildren:
Jason & Vikki Daniel of Spring, TX
Tara & Lucas Levin of Baltimore, MD
Brittany Barnett of Conroe, TX

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Scarlett Levin of Baltimore, MD
Isabella Levin of Baltimore, MD
Jackson Daniel

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


11/13/07

Willie Bue Blackstock, 95, of Center, passed away Monday, November 12, 2007 at a Center nursing home. She was born January 10, 1912 in Shelby County to Tom Hammers and Pearl Squires Hammers. Ms. Blackstock was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Boster and Bro. Johnny Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Lout, Randolph Lout, Wilbur Lout and Dan Fleming.

Survivors include:

Husband Jimmy Blackstock of Center
Granddaughters: Amy Berry of Austin and Angie Berry of New York, New York.
Son in law: Ronnie Berry of San Augustine

Also a host of friends.
Preceded in death by Sisters, Lucille Fleming and Johnnie Golden, Daughter, Nancy Berry and Son, Jimmy Randall Blackstock.


11/12/07

Alice Joan Wheeler, 72, of Center, passed away Monday, November 12, 2007 at a Center nursing home. She was born September 1, 1934 in Tennessee to Welsey and Ann Albright. Ms. Wheeler was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Wheeler, Jeryl Wheeler, John Wheeler, Jason Wheeler and Jacob Wheeler.

Survivors include:

Son, Donnie Wheeler & wife Ila of Center

Grandchildren:
Jeryl, John, Jason, Jenna and Jacob Wheeler

Brother, Jim Johnson & wife Mona of Houston

Also a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Robert Wheeler
Parents, Wesley and Ann Albright
One Brother, Two Sisters

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.


11/10/07

James Clark Partin, 64, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2007 at a San Antonio hospital. He was born October 31, 1943 in Nacogdoches to Felix Partin, Sr. and Virgie Caroline Berry Partin. Mr. Partin graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler in 1962 and then served in the US Air Force from 1968-1972. He went on to get his BA in 1976 and then his Master’s in 1982, both from Stephen F. Austin University. Mr. Partin had been a coach, teacher and middle school principal at Tenaha ISD, before retiring in 2004. He also served on the Tenaha ISD school board. In 2005, Mr. Partin was given the Community Builder Award by the Masonic Lodge and Tenaha. He was named Tenaha Business Men’s Association Citizen of the Year in 2006. He was a member of The Tenaha Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Aubrey King and Charles Kilpatrick officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 12, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ray Swint, Bo Morris, Raymond Jackson, Jr. Mike Ramsey, Raymond Jackson, Sr., Larry Williams and Doug Lane.

Survivors include:

Wife, Fran Partin of Tenaha

Daughters:
Kara Partin of Tyler
Libby Partin of Nacogdoches

Brother, Felix “Bearcat” Partin, Jr. & wife Sue of Center

Sister, Margie Kilpatrick & husband Charles of San Antonio

Sister-in-Law, Carolyn Faulkner of Baytown

Brother-in-Law, Larry Faulkner of Houston

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, Argyle & Margaret McLachlan of Houston

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix Partin, Sr. & Virgie Caroline Berry Partin
Sister, Johnnie Dale Partin Spies


11/08/07

Glenda Bright Cordova, 60, of Magnolia, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at a Tomball hospital. She was born November 18, 1946 in Center to Roy Bright and Essie Callender Bright. Ms. Cordova was of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Johnny Green officiating. Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Jana Bellard & husband Kenneth Lake Charles, Louisiana
Julie Vaughn & husband Dale of Magnolia
Janice Whitten & husband Don of Grand Cane, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Robin Bellard, Jadyn Vaughn, Shasta King & husband Shae, Colt Whitten & wife Patricia, and Zachary Whitten

Great Grandchildren:
Colin King & Skyler Whitten

Sister, Billie Holt of Center

Brother, Robert Bright & wife Jeanette of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Lawrence Cordova
Parents, Roy Bright and Essie Callender Murphy
Brother, Earl Bright


John Spratley, 87, of Joaquin passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born January 28, 1920 in Van Buren, Missouri to John Harvey Spratley and Bidey Jane Middleton Spratley. Mr. Spratley was of the Pentecostal faith and served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 11, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bob Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 9 and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Horace Crutchfield, Kevin Crutchfield, Jeff Spratley, Phillip Crutchfield, Ronald Pugh and Perry Pugh.

Survivors include:

Wife, Josephine Spratley of Joaquin

Daughters:
Darnell Henson of Hallsville
Beverly Lewis of Killeen
Donna Brown of Ozarka, Arkansas
Leona Bryson of Longview

Son, Dennis Spratley of Longview

Six Step Children

10 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Sister, Audrey White of Phoenix, Arizona

Brothers:
Lowell Spratley of Dallas
Huey Spratley of San Diego, California

Preceded in death by:
Sisters, Mae Belsha, Grace Baggett and Zelma Baggett
Brothers, Luen Spratley and William Spratley


11/07/07.

Billy Joe Watson, 74, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1933 in Tenaha to Jasper Watson and Lizzie Mae Patterson Watson. Mr. Watson was a member of Old Home Baptist Church, where he also lead the singing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2007 at Old Home Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Delores S. Watson of Tenaha

Sons:
Billy Joe Watson, Jr. of Tenaha
John Watson & wife Wendy of Tenaha

Daughters:
Donna Rackley & husband Bill of Corpus Christi
Connie Burnett of Conroe

Thirteen Grandchildren, Eleven Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Osborn Watson & wife Betty of Huntington
C.W. “Jack” Watson of Tenaha

Sisters:
Claudia Ray Watson Hairgrove & husband Billy of Tyler
Bobbie Ruth Watson Veatch & husband Dena of Shreveport

Sisters-in-Law:
Gloria Peacock Watson of Nacogdoches
Hilda Stilly Watson of Granberry

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jasper Watson & Lizzie Mae Patterson Watson
Brothers, Dewey Watson & George Watson
Sister, Burnette Boyer
Brother-in-Law, Gil Boyer

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Old Home Church.


Billy Don Ross, 61, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at his home. He was born March 26, 1946 in Martinsville to Otis Ross and Ruth Barron Ross. Mr. Ross was a member of Nueville Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, November 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Marion Huckabee and Rev. Mike Bonney officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Dudley, Jeremy Oliver, Randy Dean, Mike Oliver, Brian Hooper, Bobby Dean, Tommy Dean and Charles Elliott.

Survivors include:

Wife, Barbara Dean Ross of Center

Daughter, Michelle Linstead & husband Chris of Center

Son, Eric Lane & wife Patricia of Winfield, Louisiana

Sister, Elaine Ross of Vidor

Brothers:
Reed Ross & wife Yvonne of Longview
Glenn Ross & wife Ruth of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Special nephew, Kenneth Rowles of Center

Grandchildren: Kevin, C.J., Michael, Bryan, Jakob, Thaniel and Samuel


11/06/07

Kenneth Ray Baker, 71, of Center passed away Monday, November 5, 2007 at his home. Mr. Baker was born November 11, 1935 in Joaquin to Ernest Osward Baker and Maudie Mae Moody Baker. He was a deacon and treasurer at Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doug Stone and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Cockrell, Brad Cockrell, Wayne Wood, Matt Wood, Jerry Lewis and Waylon Griffith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Center Missionary Baptist Church

Survivors include:

Wife, Virginia Baker of Center

Daughter, Rhonda Brown & husband Burton of Center
Daughter, Mitzi Windham & husband Charles of Joaquin

Son, Barry Baker & wife Stella of Tenaha

Sister, Judy Agnew & husband Robert of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
April Gregston of Center
Taylor Kennedy of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Josh Baker of College Station
Justin Kennedy of Joaquin

Nephew, Michael Agnew of Tenaha
Niece, Shelly Swint of Tenaha

Also a number of step grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Baker & Maudie Moody Baker
Brother, Donald Baker


Doris Oates, Gunter, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, November 5, 2007 at a Center nursing home. Ms. Gunter was born October 1, 1925 in Center to E.C. Oates and Geneva Spurlock Oates. Ms. Gunter was a member of Willow Grove Community Church in Joaquin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 5, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Dale McCann, Randall Crump, Gary Henderson, Gene Harper, Vance Jordan, Bob Peddy, Ronnie Martin and Doug Hudson.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Sue Walker & husband Mark of Joaquin

Granddaughters:
Debbie Warlick & husband Chris of Pendergrass, Georgia
Stacy Durham of Houston

Great Grandsons:
Tatum & Will Warlick of Pendergrass, Georgia

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.C. & Geneva Oates
Husband, Harold Gunter
Son, Larry Durham
Granddaughter, Karen Fulmer
Sisters, Euthalia McCann, Alpha Holcomb, Etheline McMahon, Monie Martin, Jane Pridgen and Melba Henderson

10/31/07

Nelva Bowers, age 73, of Lubbock, Texas, died Monday, October 29, 2007, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Graveside service will be at Dunn Cemetery at 2:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2007. Interment will be at Dunn Cemetery in Dunn, Texas, under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home, Snyder, Texas.

She was born October 12, 1934 at Center Texas to the late John Henry Allen and Lanora Ann (Squires) Allen. She was married to Charles Oscar Bowers on December 27, 1952. in Texas and he preceded her in death on November 13, 2000.

She is survived by her:

One daughter, Norma (Bowers) Hereford of Lubbock, Texas

One son, Charles R. Bowers of Spearman, Texas

Two Grandchildren: Cassie Marie Bowers of Spearman, Texas and Charles O. Hereford of Fort Drum, NY

Two Brothers: Elvin Allen of Pasadena, Texas and Arlon Allen of Lufkin, Texas

She was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 3 brothers.


W.B. “Buddy” Harrison, 84, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2007 in a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 11, 1923 in Tenaha to Wiley Braxton Harrison, Sr. and Maude Lee Corley Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha. He was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, a lifetime member of the Sandy Creek Hunting Club, and a member of the American Legion Post 520. He was a Yellow Dog Democrat.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 2, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Jim Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Corley Harrison Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cole Harrison, George Harrison, Thomas Swan, Doug Swan, Danny Parker, George Bowers, Albert Burns, and William Weeks.

Survivors include:

Wife, Fay Harrison of Tenaha

Daughter, Dixie Lawson & husband John Paul of Joaquin

Son, Brack Harrison & wife Joan of Tenaha

Daughter, Penny Kosinski & husband Gary of Ocean Ridge, Florida

Stepsons:
William Eddins & wife Evelyn of Aiken
John Eddins of Aiken
Gordon Eddins & wife Shannon of Houston

Grandchildren:
Casey Lawson Gamble & husband Blake
Ryan Lawson
Brooke Harrison
Cole Harrison
Stormy Kate Kosinski
Kyra Marie Kosinski

Step-Grandchildren:
Angela Eddins, Michael Eddins & wife Brandi, Jesse Eddins, Robin McDonald and Christy McDonald

Great Grandchildren:
Tucker Gamble, Jayden Eddins

Sister, Winfrey Harrison Swan of Pasadena

Sister, Fern Harrison Christensen & husband Chris of Tenaha

Brother-in-Law, Chuck Roberson of Tenaha

Sister-in-Law, Wandell Womack of Tenaha

Brother-in-Law, Dan Parker of College Station

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, W.B. & Maude Harrison
Brother, Rebel Harrison
Sister, Mabel Yeary
Sister, Virignia Parker
Wife, Marie Womack Harrison

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.


10/30/07

Margaret R. Taylor, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, October 29, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 22, 1932 in Pennsylvania. Margaret was a member of South Oak Grove Assembly of God in Stanley, Louisiana.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating.

Survivors include:

Brother-in-Law, Wayne Taylor and wife Rebekah of Joaquin

Nephews:

Wayne Taylor, Jr. of Joaquin

Chad Taylor of Joaquin

Johnny Ray Taylor of Joaquin

Great Niece, Raylie Michelle Taylor of Joaquin


10/27/07

David Watts Prince was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on March 13, 1940 and died in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 27, 2007 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He grew up in Center, Texas and graduated from Center High School in 1958. He was active in Boy Scouts and attained the ranks of Eagle Scout and the Silver Award in Explorer Scouts.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. While there, he was an active member of APO, a service fraternity.

He studied architecture at the University of Houston and was a licensed professional architect. He worked for several Houston architectural firms before becoming Manager of Construction for Don Mullins Real Estate. From there, he started his own architectural and construction firm, Prince & Associates. In the early 1980’s, he co-founded Triarch Industries, a specialty paint manufacturer and was its president for fifteen years. He then went into a joint venture real estate development with Victor Botrie of Appaloosa Land Company before retiring to Nacogdoches from Houston.

David enjoyed inventing and building things, cooking gourmet meals, travel, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Kathryn Prince of Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Marilyn Tutwiler of Nacogdoches

David's Son, Scott Prince and wife Heidi of Houston

David's Daughter, Kim Schmitt and husband Brian of West Bloomfield, Michigan

Grandchildren:

Adelaide Prince of Houston

Roscoe Prince of Houston

Daisy Prince of Houston

Jacob Schmitt of West Bloomfield, Michigan

Brendan Schmitt of West Bloomfield, Michigan

Brother, Richard Prince and wife Barbara of Center

Niece, Brandi Ruffalo and husband Michael of Chicago, Illinois

Great Niece & Great Nephew, Rebecca & David Ruffalo of Chicago, Illinois

Niece, Cary & husband, Demian Bolduc of Wichita, Kansas

Great Nephew and Great Niece, Dylan & Taylor Bolduc of Wichita, Kansas.

Niece, Julia Price of Austin

Also many cousins and friends.

Special thanks are given for the care and concern for David by Dr. Robert Savage, Nacogdoches Medical Center, Memorial Home Health Agency, L & L Home Health Care Services, and caregivers Beth O’Shay, Kynda Calvert and Sabrina Pugh.

Viewing will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, October 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Stephen Newton officiating. A memorial service celebrating David’s life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 903 North Street in Nacogdoches at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 30, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Sam Houston Council of Boy Scouts, PO Box 924528, Houston, Texas 77292, the Center High School Roughrider Scholarship Fund, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935, or to a charity of your choice.


Alfredo Gonzalez, 55, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1952 in Guanajuato, Mexico to Pablo Gonzalez and Eufracia Morales Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez worked in maintenance at Ameritech in Center.

A rosary will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include:

Wife, Herlinda Gonzalez of Tenaha

Daughters:

Beatriz Gonzalez of Center

Erika Gonzalez of Tenaha

Emma Gonzalez of Center

Son, Alfredo Gonzalez, Jr. of Tenaha

Grandchildren:

Cesar Gonzalez, Joe I. Gonzalez, Adan Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Jonnica Gonzalez, and Jovan Gonzalez

Sisters:

Gloria Gonzalez of Center

Alicia Gonzalez of Center

Brothers:

Eugenio Gonzalez of Center

Ramiro Gonzalez of Center


Jose Jesus Ceja, age 58 of Center passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 at his home in Center.

His body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born August 28, 1949 in Guadalajara, Mexico to parents, Miguel & Sara (Castillo) Ceja. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by:

3 Sisters:

Maria Pleasant & husband, Otis of Center

Mary Crouch & husband, Stephen of Hope, Arkansas

Irma Rick & husband, Ted of Temecula, CA

Nephews & Nieces:

Jim Baldwin of Conroe

Richard Baldwin of Center

Sarah Wells of Marshall

Belinda Padro of Austin

Rachel Padro of Austin

Esther Padro of Alburquerque, NM

Daniel Rick of Ventural, CA

Cinnamon Rick of Santa Paula, CA

Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews

If you would like to make a Memorial Donation in Memory of Jose Ceja, please send to Hospice of Deep East Texas, 907 N. Mound Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


10/26/07

Rev. Kenneth Logsdon, 84 of Jewett, Ohio, died in Steubenville, Ohio on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 due to a lengthy heart condition.

Rev. Logsdon was a member of the Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church in Jewett, Ohio, a member of the Hopedale American Legion; the NRA; and was an ordained minister with United Pentecostal Church International and began preaching in 1961. He was retired from GTE in 1978 after 28 years and served in the U.S. Navy, Pacific Theater during World War II. He was currently working at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Logsdon, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on Friday prior to his death, 4 sons including Norman Logsdon and wife Susan of Center, 8 grandchildren including Landon Logsdon and Ashton Logsdon of Center, and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church with Rev. J. Hugh Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Gardens Cemetery, Jewett, Ohio.

The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com


10/24/07

Vicky Lynn Williams, age 57, of Denton, Texas funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, October 26, 2007 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Vicky passed away Monday, October 22nd in Denton, Texas.

Born in Denton, Texas on October 23, 1949, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Lena (Bogue) Williams. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Timpson and life member of Ladies Auxillary VFW Post 2205, Denton.

Survivors include her sisters Jean Mason of Denton, Texas and Julene Smith of Ballinger, Texas.

She was preceded in death by parents Robert and Lena Williams, nephew Mike Mason, and niece Cindy Lou Smith.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2007 from 6 until 8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


10/23/07

Rickey Warren, 49, of Logansport, La., funeral services will be Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 10 AM in the Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel, Logansport, La. Burialwill follow at O.E.Price Cemetery, Logansport, La.

Mr. Warren was born in Center, Texas to the late Billie and June Warren on August 12, 1958 and passed away in Mansfield, La. on October 22, 2007. He was member of the DeSoto Fire District #1 where he was Asst. Fire Chief.

Mr. Warren leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 27 years, Lona Warren, son Joseph "Jody" Warren, and brother Billie R. Warren and wife Debora and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be members of the DeSoto Fire District #1

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


10/22/07

Cecil R. Perrin, Jr., 56, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at Overton Brooks Medical Center in Shreveport. He liked riding motorcycles, fishing, and listening to country and gospel music. As a member of Willow Grove Community Church, he loved his church and his Lord.

Per his wishes, Mr. Perrin has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Willow Grove Community Church in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Wife, Pat Perrin of Joaquin

Sons:

Patrick Perrin of Arizona

Dakota Perrin of Arizona

Dustin Perrin of Arizona

A number of grandchildren, and Five Step Grandchildren

Sister, Anna Ray Crocker of Refugio

Brothers:

Leroy Perrin of Alice

Robert Perrin of Connecticut

Aunt & Uncle, Louise & Floyd Durbin of Arizona

Aunt, Joyce Meyers of Refugio

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Brother-in-Law, Kenneth Nix & wife Linda of Tehana

Sisters-in-Law:

Rie Beatriz & husband Cayetano of Joaquin

Stella Beatriz & husband Jose of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:

Mother, Jo Ann Mason

Brother, Steven Patrick Perrin


Warren Hinton, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born August 3, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to W.T. “Bill” Hinton and Vergie Ann Taylor Hinton. Mr. Hinton was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. He was employed by Cameron Iron Works.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Koonce, Taylor Bush, Norris Taylor, Walter Walla, Richard Hinton and Steve Hinton.

Survivors include:

Son, Warren E. Hinton of Steamboat Springs, Coloroado

Grandchildren:

Simeon Pruski, Brian Hinton, Johanna Pettus, Josh Hinton, Haley Shead, Chrisitian Sedlmeyer and Tina Overstreet

Great Grandchildren:

Alexndra Pruski, Seth Pruski, Tom Sedlmeyer, Ryan Overstreet and Katherine Grace Shead

Sisters:

Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Doris Dickey of Center

Brothers:

T.O. Hinton of Beaumont

Jimmy Hinton of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:

Wife, Marguerite Hinton

Sons, Wayne Hinton & David Lynn Hinton

Sister, Syble Hooper

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Jon, Macy and Misty Bush Foundation.


Ann Dean, 82, of Tenaha passed away October 20, 2007 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 29, 1925 in Fred, Texas to George Washington Harvill and Clara Barbara Sands Harvill. Ms. Dean was a mother and grandmother. She worked as a clerk for Perry Brothers in Center. Ms. Dean loved to garden.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.

Survivors include:
Daughters, Terry Bowlin and husband Bryan of Tenaha and Patricia Mason and husband James of Alto.
Grandchildren, Emily Bowlin of Tenaha and Wade Bowlin of Tenaha.
Sisters, Faye Cook and husband David of Silsbee, Jimmie Kitzman of Baytown, Barbara Gentry of Victoria and Louise Drake of Fred.
Brothers, Jack Harvill of Silsbee and Myers Harvill of Conroe.
Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by Husband, Floyd Dean Jr. Parents, George and Clara Harvill. Brothers, Sam Harvill, Robert Harvill, Curtis Harvill, Willard Harvill aand J.C. Willey.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, October 22, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Tommy Glen "Tom-Tom" Adkison, graveside services for Tommy Adkison, 55, will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Jim Jacobs. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007 fro 4 to 8 PM.

Mr. Adkison passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Center. He was born June 23, 1952 to Auvie Edward and Marie (Taylor) Adkison. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Auvie Adkison and twin brother, Ronnie Lynn Adkison.
He is survived by his Mother, Marie Taylor of Trinty, Tx. Sisters, Jimmie Lee and husband, Thomas of Trinity, Tx., Kathy Jacobs of Center and Donna Adkison of WIllis, Tx. Brothers, Edward Devon Adkison and wife Yan Jun of Waco and David Maurice Adkison of Center.

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


10/19/07

Cecil R. Perrin Jr., 56, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at Brooks Medical Center in Shreveport. Services are pending at this time. Amoung Mr. Perrin's survivors are: Wife, Pat Perrin of Joaquin.

Ola Mae Harris, 98, of Center passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Ms. Harris was born December 23, 1908 in Logansport, Louisiana to Samuel Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. John Bingham and Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Austin Permenter, Darrell Whiteside, Matt Loftice, David Haley, Gene Haley, Joe Harris, Jr., James Coleman, Frankie Fitzgerald, and William Hughes.

Junior pallbearer will be Lane Coleman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Dennis Permenter, Elvin Permenter, Tim Kramer, Doug Cross, Nicholas Kramer and Dustin Kramer.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Jack Harris & wife Susan of Waller

Joe Harris & wife Robbie of Crosby

Daughter, Hazel Honig & husband Oscar of El Paso

Granddaughters:

Kimberly Coleman & husband James of Brady

Kathy Arrington of Lumberton

Vickie Machala & husband Andrew of Houston

Grandson, Joe Harris, Jr. & wife Twyla of Crosby

Great Grandsons:

Lake Coleman of Brady, Colton Coleman of Brady, Scott Lawson of Snyder, Travis Harris of Crosby

Great Granddaughter, Vanessa Lawson of Dallas

Great Great Grandson, Cody Lawson of Snyder

Sister, Maggie Sanders & husband Otis of Center

Brother, Robert Edgar Anderson & wife Goldie of Corrigan

Also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Samuel Anderson & Zella Bell Stephens Anderson

Husband, J.T. Harris

Grandson, Elton Fonden

Grandson, David Arrington

Brother, Curtis Anderson

Sister, Eva Permenter

Brother, S. J. Anderson

Brother, Allen Anderson

Memorials can be made to Lion’s Club Camp or the Shriners.


10/16/07

J.A. “Alburn” Gray, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at a center nursing home. He was born June 22, 1916 to Johnnie Wesley Gray and Elvira Adams Gray. Mr. Gray owned Gray’s Jot ‘Em Down Store. He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and the Joaquin Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Gray was a member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rex Gray and Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 19, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Son, Johnie Wayne Gray & wife Terry Jo of Joaquin

Grandson, Rex Gray & wife Peggy of Irving

Granddaughter, Shannon Rydell of Midland

Nine Great Grandchildren, Four Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Doris Ingram of Ft. Worth
Kathryn Keith & husband Tom of Grapeland

Brother, Glen Gray & wife Paulette of Flint

Special Friend, Mary Cannie Lewis of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Rosalea Bonner Gray


10/15/07

William Thomas “Bubba” Permenter, Jr., 48, of New Caney, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2007. He was born July 18, 1959 in Center to William Thomas Permenter, Sr. and Betty Permenter.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Marsha Jones Permenter

Sons:

Harley Ray Permenter of Porter

Tommy Lee Permenter of Porter

Mother, Betty Permenter of New Caney

Sister, Carla Mattingly & husband Tony of New Caney

Brother, Billy Permenter & wife Inez of Stafford

Also numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Preceded in death by:

Father, William Thomas Permenter, Sr.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Barbara Coulter, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at her home. She was born March 20, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Madalyn Untermoser.

Per Ms. Coulter’s wishes, she will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include:

Son, Michael John Coulter of Ohio

Special Friend, Charles Gaylon Baggett of Shelbyville

Sisters, Judy & Mary

Step Daughter, Belinda Justice of Louisiana

Step Son, Robert Coulter

Grandchildren:

Debroah Coulter, Sarah Coulter, Michelle Coulter, Michael J.C. Coulter, all of Center

David Paul Switzer, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida

Christi Ann Switzer of Arizona

Jessica Justice of Logansport, Louisiana

Robert Coulter, Jr. & wife Cathy

Kenneth Coulter

Great Grandchild, Jestina Justice of Logansport

Also several nieces.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Lawrence “Larry” Coulter

Parents, John and Madalyn Untermoser

Sister, Diane

Brother, John Untermoser

Son, John Donald Hudak


Virginia Ruth Parsons, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, October 15, 2007 at her home. She was born December 18, 1921 in Electra, Texas to Nick Delbert Cooper and Abby Ruth Wheelis Cooper. Ms. Parsons was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Howard, Corby Howard, Scott Helton, Jimmy Howard, John Childress and Wil Blackshear.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Sue Howard & Husband Wayne of Center

Grandson, Corby Howard & wife Kateri of Kingman, Arizona

Granddaughter, Courtney Helton & husband Scott of Lakeway

Great Granddaughter, Connor Howard of Kingman, Arizona

Great Grandsons:

Blake Helton of Lakeway

Cole Helton of Lakeway

Brother-in-Law, Jimmy Parsons of Channelview

Sister-in-Law, Dorothy Burton of Abilene

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Ray Parsons

Memorials can be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 500 LBJ Fwy, Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


10/13/07

Mary Alice Smithhart Chevalier, age 77 of Joaquin passed away Saturday in Palestine.

Mary Alice Smithhart Chevalier was born November 3, 1929 to Auzy Willard Smithhart and Berth Cox Smithhart. Ms. Chevalier was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Joaquin and also a member of the Daughters American Revolution.

Services will be held 10 AM, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating interment will follow at the Johnson Cemetery.

Ms. Chevalier is survived by: Daughters: Denise Ray and husband, Don of Palestine and Donna Chevalier of Longmont, Colorado.
Son: Steve Chevalier of Joaquin.
14 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.
Brothers: Bob Smithhart and wife Marilyn of Nacogdoches and A.W.(Teeny) Smithhart of Kilgore.

Ms. Chevalier was preceded in death by: Husband: Robert Aubrey Chevalier and Sons: Joseph Aubrey Chevalier and Robert David Chevailer.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Sprayberry, Dwayne Ray, Dan Jones, Robert Chevalie, Brian Gage, Joe Ray, Jeff Chevailer and Fasill Chevailer Kousiotas, John Austin Chevalier and Ethan Chevalier.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Glenn Oates, Rickey Smith, Herschel Thomas and Martin Jetton.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Monday, October 15, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


10/12/07

Sandra Bacon Trala, age 63, of Timpson, Texas, services will be held 3 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2007, at Woodlawn Christian Church., Timpson. Officiating will be Fred Bacon and Bro. Roy Platt with interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Trala passed away in Houston, Texas, October 10, 2007. She was born in Palestine, Texas, on March 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Fred and Marguerite (Douthit) Bacon.

Sandra was raised in Palestine, Texas and graduated from Palestine High School. She attended Dallas Christian College where she met Butch Trala, and they married on November 09, 1963 in Palestine. Butch and Sandra moved to Timpson in 1971 and were charter memebers of Woodlawn Chirtian Church. Sandra served her church as youth director, church pianist, was actively involved in Women's Ministries, and started Angel Food Ministry. She loved floral arranging and crafts, but most of all she loved being "Granny".

Survivors include: husband William "Butch" Trala of Timpson; son Stanley Trala of Timpson; daughters Tammy T. Sparks and husband Tommy of Timpson and Tersa T. Burns and husband Larry of Timpson; brother Jerry F. Bacon and wife Martha of Dallas; sisters Shirley B. Vannoy and husband George of Livingston and Barbara B. Solieau and husband Robley of Palestine, 5 grandchildren; Kimberlee Sparks Gaona and husband Lupe, Jason Bridges Sparks, Elizabeth Kaye Burns, Allison Marguerite Burns and Halie Grace Burns.

Mrs. Trala was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bobby Earl Bacon.

Pallbearers are Jason Sparks, Lupe Gaona, Conner Lies, Steven Soileau, Brian Soileau and Jeremy Soileau. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Sparks, Larry Burns, Paul David Trala, Bill Mohr, Khris Mohr and George Weaver.

Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Christian Church Building or Youth Fund, P.O. Box 179, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Saturday, October 13, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


10/11/07

Eloy McDonald, 76, of Garrison, services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Chuch in Timpson, Texas on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, October 12, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.

Mr. McDonald passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on November 1, 1930 in Garrison, Texas to Ollie Dee McDonald and Maude Smith McDonald. He had been a member of First Assembly of God in Timpson since 1945. He owned and operated Eloy’s Miscellaneous Sales and was a self -employed logging contractor.

Survivors include:

Wife, Beatrice McDonald of Garrison

Daughter, Shari Cox & husband Rodney of Hinton Oklahoma

Five Grandchildren:

Chalan Cox, Landon Cox, Eric Lamber, Jarod McDonald and Kara McDonald

Four Great Grandchildren:

Asher Lambert, Conner McDonald, Willow McDonald and Alexandra Vincent

Brother, Douglas K. McDonald & wife Sarah of Timpson

Sisters-in-Law:

Barbara McDonald of Garrison

Mary Warneke of Timpson

Sister-in-Law, Barbara Brandon & husband Titus of Timpson

Sister-in-Law, Era Bell Inglis & husband Vincent of Houston

Also a number of nieces, nephews cousins & a host of friends.

Special Friends:

LB & Janet Green of Garrison

Preceded in death by:

Son, Lance Eloy McDonald

First Wife, Bonnie Ruth Copeland McDonald

Brothers, Norman McDonald & Don McDonald

Granddaughter, Chelsea Guyton

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


10/10/07

Roy Crain, 61,of Center, passed away Wednesday October 10, 2007 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 13, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. The family will receive friends starting at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel until service time. His wishes were to be cremated.

He was born August 25, 1946 to Garlon Roy and Clara Mae (Aydelott) Crain. He was a retired Register Nurse and Paramedic. He worked in Center for the hospital as well as several local ambulance services, & nursing homes. He attended the Lone Star Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Garlon and Clara Mae (Aydelott) Crain and brother Ronnie Crain

He is survived by

Wife:

Jayne Hutcherson Crain of Center

Sons:

Tim Crain & wife Shannon of Red Springs, TX

Brant Bridges & wife Michelle of Tenaha

Daughters:
Marty Haley of Sulphur Springs, TX

Teresa Wallis & husband Stephen of Sulphur Springs, TX

Mindy Henson & husband Jake of Center

Grandchildren:

Amber Thomas & husband Kevin

Jared Woodard

Megan & Kelsey Haley

Blake McClure & Cody Wallis

Samantha & Brookelynn Bridges

Cale & Connor Henson

Great Grandchild: Klain Thomas

Father-in-law & Mother-in-law:
Hutch & Peggy Hutcherson

Sisters-in-law:
Penny & Shot Lynch of Shelbyville

Lizann Burke of Center

Nephews:

Ronnie Crain, Chad Crain, Trent Crain,

Nathan Lynch and C.J. Goings

Great Niece: Haleigh Grace Lynch

Donation may be made to Lone Star Baptist Church or American Heart Association

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


.Martha Zeleon Stotts Goodwyn, age 82 of Hurstown passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2007 in San Augustine.

Services will be 11:00 am Friday, October 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Moss and Bro. Ed McRae officiating, burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 16, 1925 to Luther & Pearl (Mitchell) Stotts. She was retired from Center Plywood where she worked for many years. She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church and she was an Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Pearl Stotts, her Husband, Ray E. “Tom” Goodwyn, Daughter, Angela Goodwyn Chamberlain, 2 Grandchildren, Jason Horne & Stephanie Hairgrove, 2 Brothers, Lamar Stotts and Johnny Stotts, 2 Sisters, Helen Elliott & Marjorie Etheridge, and Son-in-law, Donald Bell.

She is survived by:

4 Daughters, Martha Wolf & husband, Larry of Nederland

Ann Horne & husband, Dale of the Neuville Community

Sue Babin of Beaumont

Pat Jernigan of Bridge City

Grandchildren:

Eddie Hairgrove of Conroe

Randy Hairgrove of Timpson

Ray Griffin & wife, Kerri of Shelbyville

Dusty Powell of Beaumont

Joey Jernigan of Center

Chris Jernigan of Orange

10 Great Grandchildren:

Allison & Ashley Jernigan

Kay, Kaley & Kane Hairgrove

Keni, Kelsi & Kaci Griffin

Kirsti Jernigan

Brooklyn Jernigan

4 Sisters:

Reba Davis & husband, Jim of Jewitt, Tx

Joy Stotts of Augusta, Kansas

Peggy Brant & husband, Vernon of Augusta, Kansas

Sammie Doggett & husband, Maxie of Greenville, LA

Pallbearers:Grandsons; Randy Hairgrove, Ray Griffin, Dusty Powell,

Joey Jernigan, Chris Jernigan and Randy Jernigan


10/02/07

Belva King, 73, of Center, passed away Tuesday October 2, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday October 5, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday October 4, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 17, 1933 to John Rogers Porter, Sr. and Cynthia Brittian Porter. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, where she served on the board. She was a member of the VFW Ladies auxillary for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents J.R. and Cynthia Porter, 3 Brothers E.B. Porter, Billy Porter, and Ted Porter, Sister Fran Mena, Sister-in-law Dorothy Porter

She is survived by:
Husband:
Frank Otis King of Center
Children:
Peggy Lee Richards of Center
John Edward Richards & wife Denise of Santa Fe, TX
Vernon A. Richards of Colorado Springs,Colorado
Grandchildren:
Shane Hagler & Monica Watson of Center
Patrick & Joy Dempsey of Center
Jennifer Dempsey of Timpson
Cassidy & Sheri Richards of Santa Fe, TX
Jeremiah Richards of Bryan, TX
Amanda & Chad Turner of Santa Fe, TX
Angela Richards & Jacob Kitchens of LaMarque, TX
Samantha Richards of Santa Fe, TX
Great Grandchildren:
Tyler & Alexis Turner
Skylar Kitchens
Sean Dempsey
Makaylie Arrington
Brothers:
John Rogers Porter Jr. of Center
Cooper Porter of Center
Sister:
JoRuth Watlington & husband Jay of Lufkin
Sisters-in-law:
Jeanine Porter of Lovington, New Mexico
Katherine “Sis” Hulse of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Bother-in-law: Jim King & wife Olivia of Robert Lee, TX
Numerous Niece, Nephews, Cousins, & Friends

The Family would like to thank Pine Grove Nursing Home, Life Care Hospice & Dr. Hooker for the special care they received during this time.

Pallbearers:
Shane Hagler Patrick Dempsey Jeremiah Richards Chad Turner
Bill Hughes Frankey Fitzgerald Milton Richards Delbert Richards
Honorary Pallbearers: Morgan Harris Mike Castle Wayne Christian

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


10/01/07

Mittie Mae Carrell, 54, of Gause, Texas passed away Friday, September 28, 2007 at her home. She was born September 2, 1953 in Kountze, Texas to William Monroe Carrell and Susie Mae McKee Carrell. Ms. Carrell was of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. James Allison Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Husband, James Shafer of Gause

Daughter, Susan Renae Hanhart Almaguer & husband Luis of Center

Sisters:
Dorothy Mae Mitchell of Onalaska
Lillie Collins of Lockhart

Grandchildren:
Carl Sidney Franklin, Jr.
Erica Elizabeth Franklin

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Sharon Gail Walker
Brother, Bill Carrell


Judge Lenard M. Anstead, 95, Athens, formerly of Tenaha, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 in Athens.

He was born June 19, 1912 in Hillsboro to the late Wiley Henry, Sr. and Ollie Elizabeth Stoker Anstead. In 1914 Lenard moved to Crosby County with his parents.

He graduated from Ralls High School in 1932, and was a long time member and deacon of First Baptist Church. Ansteads business interest in Ralls included owning and operating service stations, a Western Auto Store and co-owner of the Dodge & Plymouth dealership with his late brother J.R. Anstead.

After a six year residency in Kerrville where he owned and operated a tourist court, Lenard moved to Tenaha, the birthplace of his late wife Autrie Peddy Anstead.

Judge Anstead served as Justice of the Peace for Shelby County Precinct 4 for 15 years and Municipal Judge for the City of Tenaha 16 years. He was a member of Tenaha Business Men’s Club and was recipient of their Citizen of the Year Award in 1987. In 2003 he was honored with the Community Builders Award by the Tenaha Masonic Lodge No. 737 A.F. & A.M. He was recognized for 34 years of loving devotion and ministry as a deacon of First Baptist Church, Tenaha. He formerly served as a City Councilman for Tenaha and was active in the local chapter of AARP. He moved to Athens in 2006 to be near his children.

Survivors include a son, Lenard W. Anstead, Athens, daughter, Jan Brown and husband Bobby, Wylie, grandson, Chad Brown, Grand Prairie, great granddaughter, Lexi Brown, Grand Prairie, brothers, Ulric Anstead, Abilene, Wiley H. Anstead, Jr., Ralls, sister, Oleta B. Lorenzen, Ralls, three nephews, five nieces and a host of friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

Family will receive friends from noon until services time.

In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 159 Tenaha, Texas 75974

You may leave a message of condolence, or sign the guest book for the family

at www.carrolllehr.com


Billy Banks Samford, 74, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2007 at a Longview hospital. He was born May 12, 1933 in Shelbyville to Duke Perkins Samford and Annie Mae Pratt DeJohn Samford. Mr. Samford served in the US Army from 1954-1956. He was a life member of the D.A.V., and attended Ramah Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 2, 2007at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Justin Samford, Nick Samford, Sean Rankin, Zack Rankin, Randy Rankin and Anthony Pena. Mr. Samford “domino buddies” will act as honorary pallbearers.

Survivors include:

Wife, Shirley Samford of Joaquin

Daughter, Vicky Rankin & husband Randy of Wimberly

Sons:

Ronny Samford & wife Rhonda of Tenaha

Sammy Samford & wife Laura of Joaquin

Grandchildren:

Sean Rankin of San Marcos

Treasure Rankin of Austin

Zackary Rankin of Wimberly

Ashley Rankin of Wimberly

Stephanie Samford of Nacogdoches

Justin Samford of Garrison

Nicholas Samford of Joaquin

Jacob Samford of Joaquin

Duane Pellitier & wife Regina of Canada

Melissa Hayes of Garrison

Takoda Dugger of Garrison

Two Step Grandchildren:

Rachel McDaniel of Joaquin

Leslie Brokkshire of Logansport

Three Great Grandchildren

Sister, Hilda Ann Samford Pena & husband Joe

Nephew, Anthony Pena & wife Eunice Pena of Katy

09/28/07

Lola Mae McDaniel, age 104, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. She was born in Deadwood on March 13, 1903.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, September 28, 2007 at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport with Rev. Joe Howard Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cmetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:
Nephew: Murray Stanley & wife Marian of Minden, La.
Nieces: Mable Dawson of Center, Myrtle Windham of Joaquin and Billie Louise Lahman of Lufkin.
Sister-in-law: Cat Stanley of Lufkin and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by: 4 Sisters: Ethel Stanley, Pearl Golden, Bertie Parker and Carlena. Brother: Johnny Mack McDaniel,
Nephews-in-law: J.P. Dawson, Doyle Ross Windham, Bill Lahman, Authur Chandler and Howard Taylor
Nephews: Wayburn Stanley, Maurice Chandler, Douglas Stanley, Roy Stanley, pete Stanley and a infant nephew.
Niece: Bobbie Ruth Stanley and a
Sister-in-law: Beatrice Stanley.

Pallbearers: Scott Eddington, Phil Jones, Patrick Green, James Leggett, Donald Raymond and Johnny Stanley.
Honorary Pallbearers: Jacob Jones, Bryan Green

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport.


09/27/07

Jacky Fancher, 74, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born December 10, 1932 in Center to Kermit McSwain & Cora Spells McSwain. Ms. Fancher was a member of Tenaha Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Aubrey King and Bro. Bob Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held the day of the funeral beginning at 2:00 pm up until the service time at 4:00 pm.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Sandra Maloy & husband Tim of Joaquin

Kathy Carrington & husband Bubba of Timpson

Sons:

Tim Fancher & wife Radonna of Lufkin

Scott Fancher & wife Nancy of Terrell

Grandchildren:

Austin Maloy & wife Elizabeth

Tyler Maloy

Sunshine Kibbe & husband J.P.

Dallas Fancher & wife Corrine

Shan Fancher

Madison Carrington

Kinsey Carrington

Glenn Ray

Brandy Fortney & husband Eric

Great Grandchildren:

Brady Fancher

Kane Kibbe

Michael Ray

Kendal Ray

Kylie Smith

Cameron Fortney

Daughter-in-Law, Jenny Lawson Fancher of Center

Brother, Joe McSwain of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Allen Fancher

Son, Richard Allen Fancher

Three Infant Daughters


Claribel Bryan Latham, age 90, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Westward Trails Nursing Home in Nacogdoches.

Graveside Services will be Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery here in Center with Bro. Benny Boles officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

She was born September 3, 1917 in Shelby County to A.E. “Jack” Bryan and Emma Christian Bryan. She married John Kemper Latham on January 7, 1940, and he preceded her in death on November 25,1973. Mrs. Latham & her husband Kemper were co-owners & operators of Jones-Latham Department Store for many years. She was a lifelong resident of Center and she was a member of First Baptist Church in Center, TX. Her greatest joys in life were sharing in the lives of her Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her Parents A.E. “Jack” and Emma Christian Bryan, her Husband, Kemper Latham, Daughter, Lynda Ann Latham Garza, Son-in-law, Frank Garza, 3 Brothers, Jesse Arthur “Buster” Bryan, Albert Eugene “Gene” Bryan, and James Paul Bryan.
She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Sherry Latham Smith & husband, Lynn of Nacogdoches
Lisa Latham Smith & husband, Claude of Sarasota, FL

2 Sons:
John Kemper Latham Jr. & wife, Phyllis of Richmond,VA
Jack Bryan Latham & wife, Johnnie Rae of Show Low, AZ

Grandchildren:
Frank Joseph “Jay” Garza & wife, Kelley of Dallas, Jeffrey Latham Garza of Dallas, Amy Garza Reyes & husband Ramil of Austin, Tammy Latham Steele and husband Michael of Waxahachie, Stacey Lynn Smith of Temple, Constance Latham Tafoya of Lewisville, Beverly Latham Grannis and husband John of Show Low, Arizona, Jennifer Latham Shotwell and husband Nate of Glen Allen, Virginia and Heather Hibbard Gerhard and Husband Ken of Whitefish, Montana.

11 Great Grandchildren

Sisters-in-law:
Billie Bryan of Center
Ruby Bryan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Frankie Bryan of Longview

Numerous Cousins, Relatives, & Friends

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


09/26/07

Marie Lee, 84, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday September 25, 2007 at MD Anderson in Houston, TX.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday September 28, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday September 27, 2007 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 11, 1923 to William Thomas and Minnie Josephine (Morton) Burton in Shelby County. She worked for E.L. Bruce for 10 years as a machine operator. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas and Minnie Josephine Burton, husband, Alvin Thomas Lee, 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters, and 1 Great Granddaughter, Mindy Marie Smith.

She is survived by:

Daughter:

Sarah McCauley & husband Jack of San Augustine

Daughter:

Linda Roberts & Larry Burton of San Augustine

Son:

William “Bubba” Lee & wife Tracy of Timpson

Daughter:

Joyce Metcalf of Joaquin

Daughter:

Patricia Broadway & husband Melvin of Huxley

Special Family Member:

Shelby Pope of Center

16 Grandchildren

17 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

2 Brothers:

Charles Burton of Beaumont

Freddy Maurice Burton of Baton Rouge, LA

Pallbearers:

Jimmy Dale Metcalf, Charlie Metcalf, John Patrick Smith, Tommy Lee,

Chris Lee, Steven Ross, Paul Massey & Dustin Williams

Honorary Pallbearers:

Zack Hooper, Shane Metcalf, Dakota Metcalf, Michael Lee & Richard Smith

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


Bernice Marie Harris- 1931-2007, Funeral services for Bernice Marie Harris, 76, of the Galloway Community of Panola County were held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at 2 pm at Galloway Methodist Church with Rev. Martin Scott officiating. Interment was in Adams Cemetery in Panola County.

Mrs. Harris passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, in Nacogdoches. She was born in Arenosa to Neely and Bernice Terry. She was a rural postal carrier before her retirement.

She is preceded in death by a great-grandchild, WIll Harris, and a sister, Myrtis Perrin.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, E.J. Harris of Galloway, son, Terry Harris and wife Anitra, of Galloway,daughter, Connie Rogers and husband, Milton of Joaquin, sisters, Bobbie Arnold of Kermit, Wanda Porche of Edna, Lanoe Macha of Louise, Janelle Bassett of Oskaloosa, Kan. and Neelie Zietz of Sugar Land, sister in law, Sadie Glaze and husband , Willie of Logansport, La., brother in law, Richard Perrin of Corpus Christi, Grandchildren, Kade Rogers, and wife, Meredith of Joaquin, Shaun Harris and wife, Kerrie of Deadwood and Dustin Harris and wife Tara of Galloway, great grandchildren, Madison Harris, Dalton Harris, and Kannon Rogers.

Pallbearers were Kade Rogers, Shaun Harris, Dustin Harris, Dale LaGrone, Arnold Walker and Gary Acker.

Honorary pallbearers were her nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport.


09/22/07

Jimmy Ray Choate, 63, of Houston passed away Friday, September 21, 2007 in Galveston. Mr. Choate was born September 23, 1943 in Center, Texas to Pierson Choate and Mae WIlson Choate. Mr. Choate was a truck driver and member of the DAHA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 24, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Sunday September 23, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Daughters: Beth Anna Ward and husband Kenneth of Katy and Cynthia Kay Choate of Richmond.
Son: Michael Ray Choate and wife Charla of Iola.

Grandchildren: Krystee Choate of Iola, Ashton Ward, Kyrsten Ward and Brianna Ward of Katy and Steele Choate of Iola.

Brothers: Jimmy Gene Choate of Lumberton, J. C. Choate of Center, C. C. Choate of Douglas, Arizonia, Lonnie Choate of Center and Larry Choate of Baytown.

Sisters: Mildred Isbell of New Caney, Ele Ray Pratt of Wilmer, Shirley Nichols of Center and Leretta Choate of Bryan.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: Parents, Plerson and Mae Wilson Choate and Brothers, Andrew and Donnie Choate.


Mrs. Ruby Pate, age 98 of Center, passed away Friday, September 21, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 am, Monday, September 24, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Hebert officiating, burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 21, 1908 to parents, Henry & Cora (Romans) Veach in Tahoka, Texas. She was a nurse at Shelby General Hospital for many years. She was a member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Cora Veach, Husband, Obie “Cudge” Pate, 4 Brothers and 2 Sisters.

She is survived by:

Special Nephew, Howard Spruiell & wife, Mary of Center

Brother-in-law, W.R. Coyle of Center

Sister-in-law, June Jolley of Center

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers will be: Allan Spruiell, Rodney Spruiell, Greg Spruiell, Shannon Spruiell, Chris Spruiell and Bill Magness

Services were under the direction of

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


09/20/07

J.W. ”Barney” Barnhill, Sr., age 91 of Center, passed away Thursday September 20, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 22, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery here in Center.

Visitation will be Friday September 21, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 30, 1915 to Mac & Rosie Barnhill. He is a retired Union Pipe fitter, he served in the U.S. Army and he is of the Baptist Faith.

His Parents, Mac & Rosie Barnhill and his Wife, Gladys Ruth Barnhill precedes him in death.

He is survived by:

Son:

J.W. “John” Barnhill, Jr. of Center

3 Granddaughters:

Christine Doggett & husband Billy of Center

Ember Barnhill of Center

Tracy Barnhill of Alvin

7 Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters, Bernice & Mildred
1 Brother, Pat Barnhill of Crockett

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


09/19/07

Essie Lee Lilly Foster, 91, of the Tennessee Community in Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at a Carthage nursing home. She was born November 27, 1915 in Shelby County to Asa Ray Lilly and Amie Harris Lilly. Ms. Foster was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 21, 2007 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Sammy Eldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Ray Foster & wife Vonabel of the Old Center Community
Guy W. Foster & wife Bobbie of the Tennessee Community

Daughters:
Jimmie F. Bowlin of Carthage
Anita Singleton & husband Herbert of Conroe
Joy Meaux & husband Jerry of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Charles Foster, Dwain Foster, Donna Higinbotham, Connie Jean Foster, Kevin Lee Foster, Rodney Glenn Foster, Sherry Cockerham, Todd Casterline, Tina Singleton, Lori Maxcey, James Michael Meaux, Shona Guenther, Dawn Ritter and Michael Ray Bowlin.

27 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bonnie Heard & husband Raymond of Mansfield, Louisiana
Sudie Lilly of Mansfield, Louisiana

Sister-in-Law, Mildred Lilly of Hitchcock

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, William Emmitt “Buddy” Foster
Two Sisters and One Brother

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


James E. Finkenbinder, 77, of Garrison, passed away Monday, September 17, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born on July 27, 1930 in Neodesha, Kansas to James Nevin Finkenbinder and Edith Moreland Finkenbinder. He was a member of Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison and served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict.

At the family’s request, Mr. Finkenbinder has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating.

Mr. Finkenbinder was survived by:

Wife, Lee Finkenbinder of Garrison

Daughters:
Stacy F. Rivera of Singapore, China
Kelly Finkenbinder of Houston

Step-Son, Duane Damron of Lubbock

Step-Daughter, Kim D. Tull of Dallas

Son-in-Law, Alex Rivera of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Granddaughter, Shauna McClain & husband Britton of Deer Park

Grandson, A.J. Rivera of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Great Grandchildren:
Aidan McClain of Deer Park
Addison McClain of Deer Park

Sister, Donna Morin of Lake Forest, California

Also numerous friends and other relatives.

Memorials can be made to Christian Community Service Center, PO Box 27924, Houston, Texas 77227.

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


09/15/07

Hattie Mae Andrews Tomlin, 91, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2007 in San Augustine.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Monday, September 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Tomlin, Newton Tomlin, Pete Andrews, Chris Andrews, Ronnie Andrews, Russell Andrews and George Andrews.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Steve Tomlin of Center

Melvin Tomlin & wife Margie of Center

Grandchildren:

Audra Leigh Tomlin, C.J. Tomlin and Thomas Logan Tomlin Strozier

Great Granddaughter:

LynnLeigh Gail Rutledge

Sister-in-Law, Margaret Andrews of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Thomas Early Tomlin


Betty Ann Daugherty, 90, passed away Saturday September 15, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
Family requests that she be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later day.

She was born March 17, 1917 in Montgomery, LA to Silas and Lilly Garrett. She owned and operated The Angler Restaurant in Huxley for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents Silas and Lilly Garrett, husband Mike Daugherty, son Billy Michael Daugherty, and grandson Michael Ray Daugherty

She is survived by:

Son and Daughter-in-law:

Pat & Sue Daugherty of Joaquin

Grandchildren:

Richard Daugherty of Joaquin

Russell Daugherty of Joaquin

Traci Chancellor of Arcadia, LA
Ronnie Daugherty of Dallas

Brian Daugherty of Washington State

Kristy Chandler of Oklahoma

Great Granchildren:

Mykala, Joseph, Mackenize Chancellor

Glendon and Brianna Chandler

Several Nieces and Nephews
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Loraine Noble, 90, passed away Sunday September 16, 2007 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 18, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. H.B. “Burke” Bounds and D.J. Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday September 17, 2007 for 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 11, 1917 to Sam and Paralee (Burns) Jones. She worked as a receptionist for Dr. Spencer Warren for many years. She was a member of James Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Sam & Paralee Jones and Husband, Dale Noble.

She is survived by:

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers:
Alan Ray Terry Allen Roy Peace

Wayne Jones Tim Long David Ray

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


09/09/07

Oliver L. (Dick) Holt, passed away Saturday September 8, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, September 10, 2007, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

Visitation is Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 23, 1928 in Shelby County to Parents, Lawrence Augustus "Gus" and Johnnie Mae (Hanks) Holt. He worked as a carpenter in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Old Salem Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Johnnie Mae Holt and Brother, Woodrow Holt.

He is survived by:
Wife of 61 years, Verniece (Luman) Holt of Center.
Children: David Lee Holt and wife, Pam of Lufkin, Lawrence Ray Holt of Lufkin, Deborah Sue Holt Jones and husband Thomas of Lufkin and Benny Joe Holt and wife, Jennifer of Center.
Grandchildren: Ricky Holt, Shauna Rivers, Cory Holt and Kaylyn, Christopher Jones and Aaron Jones, Brandon and Sheldon Holt.

Numerous Great Grandchildren

4 Sisters: Laraves Landrum of Nacogdoches, Lillie Beile Horn of the Bland Lake Community, Margaret Lynn and husband, Thomas of the Neuville Community, Cleo Willoughby of Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be: Kenneth Graves, John Halstead, John Halstead Jr., Jeb Shofner, Johnny Shofner and Randy Folsom.

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


09/07/07

Elmo Rains, 93, of the Aiken Community, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2007 at a Center nursing home. He was born February 21, 1914 in Shelby County, Texas to Luther P. Rains and Sarah Elizabeth Davis Rains. Mr. Rains was a member of the Newbern Masonic Lodge #97, and was a member and Deacon at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughters, Sally G. Bunce & husband Lewis of Artesia, New Mexico

Son, Gilbert Rains & wife Linda of the Aiken Community

Daughter, Lavada Scates & husband Jimmy of the Aiken Community

Son, Rex Rains & wife Janie of the Waterman Community

Thirteen Grandchildren

27 Great Grandchildren

Also a number of Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters-in-Law:

Jewell Brown of the Aiken Community

Novice Rains of Diboll

Preceded in death by:

Wife of 59 Years, Annie Rains


09/06/07

Corey De´Juan Jackson
Gladewater- Services for Corey De´Juan Jackson, 36, of Longview, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2007, at T.G. Fields Auditorium in Longview, with Dr. R.L. Brazzle officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan Valley Memorial Park of Longview. Arrangements are by Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor. Mr. Jackson died September 2, 2007, at a local medical center.

Born March 2, 1971, in Longview, he was a church musician for the Bible Teaching Ministries' music department. Survivors include his wife, Chalmer Jackson; daughter, Cierra Jackson; and mother, Marva Addison. Visitation will be from noon-3:30 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2007, at the funeral parlor, and from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, at Bible Teaching Ministries on Glover Street in Longview. A musical tribute will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Corey Jackson worked at the Texas Workforce Solutions, Shelby County Branch Office for the past three years.


09/04/07

Lois Etoile Thompson, 83, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at a Carthage hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 6, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Son, John W. Thompson of Carthage

Additional survivors to follow.


09/01/07

Gladys Lout Stavroplos (Stevens), 80, of Center, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 30, 2007 after a short illness. She was born April 25, 1927 in Shelby County, Texas to Walter Bailey Lout and Betty A. Beck Lout.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Nephews:

Tommy Johnson & wife Brenda of Center

Thomas Johnson & wife Jennifer

Wayne Miller & wife Katrina

Bobby Denig & wife Donna

Great Nieces & Nephews:

Tyson Johnson, Tory Johnson, Savannah Johnson, Ava Johnson, Brandy Miller and Casey Miller.

She is also survived by many, many friends who will miss her greatly. They will also miss her humor, her moral support, her total absence of malice, and her loyalty and love for them.

Besides her family and friends, Gladys loved her church, her Sunday School class, and her own cats along with any stray that came purring by. She also loved golf, at which she was very good; she was the Ladies Club Champion at the Center Country Club for several years.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Chris Stavroplos

Brother, Thomas Lout

Sisters, Nita Johnson, Doris Greenwood and LaMerle Duncan

08/31/07

Robert D. Scarber, 79, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007. He was born June 4, 1928 in Dreka, Texas to Daniel James Scarber and Bessie Ann Shue Scarber. Robert was a retired business owner, having previously owned Scarber’s store in Huxley. He served in the US Army and was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge and the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Danny Scarborough, Johnny Mathews, Joe Morris, Billy Smith, Troy Shofner, Randy Smotherman and Shad Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Schmutz, Marlie Vaughn, Felix McDaniel, Burt Furlow, Ben Felts, Billy Hutto, David Griffin, Robert Griffin.

Survivors include:

Wife, Ann Campbell Scarber of Huxley

Sons:

Bobby Scarber of Shelbyville

Mike Scarber & wife Tammie of Center

Marty Scarber & wife Tammy of Rowlett

Granddaughters:

Tamra Flores & husband Danny of Dallas

Allyson Scarber of Dallas

Kristine Barton of Center

Grandsons:

Brady Scarber & wife Whitney of Center

Brett Scarber of Center

Great Grandsons:

Tucker Scarber of Center

Jaxson Flores of Dallas

Tyce Scarber of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Daniel James Scarber and Bessie Ann Shue Scarber

Brother, David Scarber

Granddaughter, Misty & husband Jon Bush

Great Granddaughter, Macy Bush

Stepmother, Iva Payne Scarber


08/30/07

Beth Ann Jarvis, age 59, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in Lufkin.

Services will be 10 am Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Gary officiating. Burial will follow at Old Home Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2007, 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home

She was born November 22, 1947 to Freddy and Ruby (Davis) Shelton.

She is pereced in death by her parents, Freddy and Ruby Shelton and 2 sons Freddy Jarvis and Edward Wayne Jarvis.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:
Husband, John Jarvis of Center
2 Sons, Matthews Jarvis of Center and John Jarvis Jr. and wife Dawn of Houston
2 Grandchildren, John Jarvis III and Rayann Jarvis
2 Great Grandchildren, Tiffany and Michael John Jarvis
2 Brothers, Donald Shelton and wife Mary of Pasadena and James Shelton of Center
2 Sisters, Frances Walker of Arizona and Ruby Porter of Porter

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


08/29/07

Hilton M. Taylor, was born in Center, Texas, June 29, 1924 and was a graduate of Center High School. He passed away August 29, 2007, in Dallas, at the age of 83. Mr. Taylor was an Air Force Veteran, serving during WWII. He was retired from the Dallas County Sheriff's Department where he worked as a DSO. Hilton is predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Margie Helen "Totsie" Lawson Taylor in 2002. He is survived by his children, Karen Ann Conley, marcy Lea Selby, Tina Bragg and Michael Taylor, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sister, Evelyn Coats and brother, Marvin M. Taylor. Funeral services are 9 am Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas. Burial will follow in Center, Texas at 2 pm, at the Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family is 5-7 pm, Friday, at Jaynes. Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association. Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home


08/24/07

Bobbi Carver, 60, of Huxley, passed away Thursday August 23, 2007 at Willis Knighton Hospital, Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 28, 2007 at Strong Church in Huxley with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, August 27, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 15, 1947 in Eunice, Louisiana to parents, O.J and Beatrice (Douga) Tate. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley. She was the cook at Dairy Queen and Shady Oaks for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Father; O.J. Tate, Sister; Wanda Carter and
Brother; Wayne Tate.

She is survived by:
Husband of 42 years:

Lee Carver of Huxley

2 Sons:

Tracy Carver & wife Leann of Center

Todd Carver of Center

2 Daughters:

Katrina Carver Kirlin & husband Rich of Bellevue, Nebraska

Kathy Carver Bryan & husband Matthew of Killeen, TX

Mother:

Beatrice Tate of Shreveport, LA

8 Grandchildren:

Brandon Carver

Tori Carver

Kory & Kim Kirlin

Ashley & Chris Kelley, Joniee & Dakota Bryan

Sister:

Helen Rasmussen & husband Bill of Shreveport, LA

2 Sisters-in-law:

Lynne Henderson & husband Ronnie of Shreveport, LA

Mari Lou Tate of Chicago, IL

Pallbearers: Larry Rash, Derrick Rash, Ken Cooper, Bobby Leonard, Randy Ransom & Charlie Patton

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


08/23/07

Mary Frances Garlington, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2007 at a Center nursing home. She was born January 11, 1917 in Warrensburg, Missouri to Bert Lester Raynor and Juanita Lea Campbell Raynor. Ms. Garlington was a member of First Assembly of God. She was a minister and homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. Larry Maddux officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Juanita Lea Campbell of Center

Son, Billie Moore Garlington & wife Linda of Wautoma, Wisconsin

Son, Philip David Garlington & wife Vicki of Lufkin

Grandchildren: Dawayne Garlington, Larenda Haywood, Sheila Tieaskie, Marla Glass, Timothy Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Dale Campbell, Scott Garlington, Orvil Garlington, Sheri Garlington, Lisa Garlington

Great Grandchildren:, Stacey Garlington, Katrina Garlington, Elizabeth Garlington, Dawayne Garlington, Jr., Sierra Garlington, Asure Hughes, Dakota Haywood, Keri Hawood, Tanner Rosin, Hannah Rosin, Tad Tieaskie, Jonhathon Tieaskie, Kevin Tieaskie, Austin Glass, Kendra Glass, Devin Glass, Bryan Campbell, Erik Campbell, Amberly Campbell, Alex Campbell, Harley Campbell, Bud Campbell, Dyna Campbell, Kristy Garlington, Tyler Garlington

Preceded in death by:

Husband Merriam Moore Garlington


08/22/07

Patsy Ann Whitton, 73, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at her home. She was born September 22, 1933 in Newton, Texas to Joe Preznik and Ollie Mae Garlington Preznik. Ms. Whitton was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community with Bro. Lamar Rash and Bro. Basel Slater officiating.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Dan Denney of Dallas

Jerry Denney of Alabama

David Denney of Pasadena

Roy Denney of Galveston

Terry Denney of Nacogdoches

Daughter, Patricia Kimberly of New Mexico

12 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren


08/20/07

Grace Stephens Reno, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 at her home. She was born April 7, 1912 in Timpson to Dr. A.D. Nail and Mary Emma Nutt Nail. Ms. Reno was a 1929 graduate of Center High School, and was the last charter member of the First Assembly of God Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Tracy Wright and Rev. Darwin Parrott officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, August 20, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Ivey, Marcelle Montferrand, Eric Singh, Joe Mitchell, Allen Parrott and Jake Levene. Honorary pallbearers will be George Allen Parrott, D.H. Parrott and Leonard Parrott.

Survivors include:

Her niece that she raised as her daughter, Mary Louise Ivey of Center.

Great Nephews:

Mark & Janet Ivey of Center

Scott & Crystal Ivey of Fred

Great Niece, Jere & Joe Mitchell of Grapeland

Great Great Nieces and Nephews:

Ashely Ivey Singh, Kyle Ivey, Joel Mitchell, Cassie Mitchell, Vail Ivey

Great Great Great Niece:

Mallory Mitchell

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Wade Reno

Husband, M.L. Stephens


08/16/07

Cecil E. Massey, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at his home. He was born June 3, 1926 in Center to Johnnie T. Massey and Lola Hunter Massey. Mr. Massey owned and operated Massey Feed in Center for over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, August 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Guy Griffin, Rick Campbell, Burton Brown, Mike Walker, Don Walker and Ken Boles.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Campbell, Malcolm Weaver, Kenneth Sanders and W.I. Davis.

Survivors include:

Sister, Doris Massey Parker of Center

Sons:

C. Scott Massey & wife Aimee of Shreveport

Randall W. Massey of Houston

John H. Massey & wife Lisa of Kerrville

Mark Massey & wife Kimberly of Houston

Grandchildren:

Philip Massey, Katherine Grace Massey, Alison Mary Eldred Massey, Genevieve Elise Massey, Jones Thomas Massey, Eric H. Massey, Kristen Massey, Harrison Massey, Hunter Massey, Savannah Massey and Colton Massey.

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law:

James & Mona Campbell of Center

Preceded in death by:

Wife, Mary Eldred Jones Massey

Sister, Johnnie Ruth Massey Brown

Brothers-in-Law, F.E. Parker & Lewis Brown


The Reverend Carolyn Leigh Davis, 71, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007. She was born on March 18, 1936 in Houston, Texas to William Harvey Speight and Veral Audra Nunn Speight Poole. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Speight , mother Audra Poole, her husband, L.B. Davis and sister, Neline Poole Wagonhauser. She is survived by daughters, Leigh Porterfield and husband, Clint of Center, Texas, Rena Rogers of Colorado Springs, Roberta Albi of Denver, son, John C. Rogers, Jr. and wife, Julie of The Colony, Texas and five grand children, Peyton Porterfield, Phillip Porterfield, Rachel Rogers, Mark Rogers and Chandler Stephan.

She received degrees in RN, Counseling, Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity. She served as Rector at a number of Episcopal Churches in Texas and Colorado, all of which she loved dearly.

Services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Noon at St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colorado with The Right Reverend Jerry Winterrowd officiating. Visitation will follow in the Parish Hall with interment to follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, Colorado

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hope Clinic, 157 Wall Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or The Church of the Acension, 600 Gilpin Street, Denver, CO 80906


James R. Taylor, 87 of Greenville passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Peters Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Robert Cook and Rev. Elmer Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17, 2007 at Peters Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Taylor, John Vermie, Jerry Murphree, Bob Wells, Ray Taylor, Joe Cade, Jr., O’dell Birmingham.

Mr. Taylor was born April 18, 1920 in Center to Duke and Evelana Taylor. He married Ida Raymond on June 19, 1941 in Mississippi. He was a retired Title Examiner, and served his country in the Army during WWII. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Taylor is survived by:

Wife, Ida Taylor of Greenville

Daughters:

Tommie Hodges and husband Paul of Bakersfield, California

Pat Wells and husband Bob of Atlanta, Georgia

Granddaughters:

Julie Murphree and husband Jerry of Tyler

Jenney Folsom and husband Royce of Tyler

Great Grandchildren:

Cpl. Ricky Combs, USMC and wife Kelly of San Diego

Halley Cade of Austin

Mackenzie Murphree of Tyler

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by:

Parents, Duke and Evelana Taylor

Son, James Duke Taylor

Four Brothers

Memorials may be made to American Lung and Cancer Society, PO Box 9048, Greenville, Texas 75404.


Jeanell Smith Shofner, passed away peacefully August 14, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Jeanell was born in Sabine County, TX on December 18, 1936 to Ida and Reece Smith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida and two sisters. She is survived by her father Reece Smith of Milam, husband of 54 years Morris Shofner, daughters Wanda Naumann and Juanice West of Houston and grandchildren Jarod West and wife Jennifer of Austin, Ashley Naumann of Houston, Julie West of Houston and Heather Naumann of Houston. Jeanell is also survived by brothers Millard Smith of Milam, Lamar Smith of Patroon, Tommy Smith of Brookland and sisters Janice Hughes of Center, Brenda Elliott of Lufkin, extended family and friends. She graduated Shelbyville High School in 1953. Jeanell was a long time resident of Houston living in Spring Branch.

Visitation and viewing will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with services following in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer, Houston Texas.


08/15/07

Dorothy B. Collier Eddins, 87, of Bronson, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at her home. She was born April 16, 1920 in Mooringsport, Louisiana to George Augustus Collier and Gladys Mavor Winn Collier.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, August 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Royce Robb officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lyle Huffman, Jr., John Lance Huffman, Scott Gilchrist, Lark Gilchrist, Robbie Eddins, Adam Eddins, Alan Eddins, Randy Smith, Kevin Eddins and David Allen Eddins.

Survivors include:

Children:

Dorothy Marie Whiteman of Bronson

Carolyn Faye Smith & husband Randall of Bronson

Nancy Drew of Pineland

Bobbie Eddins & wife Sandra of Center

Granddaughters:

Tina Roddy & husband Richard of Center

Kim Whiteman of Marshall

Stacy Whiteman of Marshall

Joy Reavis & husband Philip of Osawatomie, Kansas

Grandsons:

Jerry Lyle Huffman, Jr of Houston

John Lance Huffman of Houston

Scott Gilchrist & wife Debbie of Center

Lark Gilchrist & wife Brandi of Center

Robbie Eddins & wife Nita of Center

Adam Eddins of Center

Alan Eddins of Center

David Allen Eddins of Logansport

Randy Smith & wife Mary of Houston

Kevin Eddins of Tyler

Sisters-in-Law:

Buncy McDonald of the East Hamilton Community, Shelby County, Texas

Opal Hammock of Florida

19 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Special Niece, Melva Dickerson

Special Friends:

Sally Bujnoch, Don Phillips, Shon Cooper

Also other nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, George Augustus Collier & Gladys Mavor Winn Collier

Husband, L.C. Eddins

Son, Billy Ray Eddins

Brother, G.A. Collier

Sister, Nell Chance

Son-in-law, Billy Drew


08/14/07

Mary Angela Daw, 44, of Virginia, passed away Monday, August 13, 2007 in Center. She was born November 9, 1962 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana to Samuel R. Daw and Carolyn Cockrell Daw. Angela was a graduate of Texas A & M University, but she received her Masters Degree at Regent University in Virginia. She was a member of Kempsville Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was Director of Education at churches in both Texas and Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, August 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Truitt Cockrell, Jr. and Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hughes, Paul Hughes, Cade Yarbrough, Spencer Matthews, Bob Gordon, Shing Gordon, Bruce Yarbrough and Charles Barr.

Survivors include:

Mother, Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Conroe

Sister, Suzanne Hunt & husband Eric of Coppell

Nephews:

Austin Cariker of Coppell

Jackson Hunt of Coppell

Grandmother, Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin

Aunt, Marianne Gordon of Portland, Oregon

Uncles:

Truitt Cockrell & wife Barbara of Aspermont

Steve Cockrell & wife Joyce of Joaquin

Also a number of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Sammy Daw

Grandparents, M.D. and Perdita Daw

Grandfather, Bud Cockrell

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, TX 75904 or Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498.


08/13/07

Lucille McSwain, 85, of Center passed away Sunday, August 12, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born August 28, 1921 in Oil City, Louisiana to John Henry Allen and Nonnie Squires Allen. Mrs. McSwain was a homemaker and mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Baldwin, Derek Barbee, Landon Vidrine, Johnny Lynn Allen, Barry Samford, Wayne Welch, Jim Dennard, and Roy Bailey. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Allen

Survivors Include:
Husband, D.C. McSwain of Center
Daughters, Judy Sammons of Center, Joan Baldwin and husband MIke of Center and Shelby Ross of Center. Joyce Moore and husband James of Timpson, Jenan Ross of Shreveport, La.
Granddaughters, Angie Barbee and husband Derek of Center and Samantha Vidrine and husband Landon of Center and Savannah Green.
Grandson, Scotty Baldwin of Center
Great Grandson, Jamie Moore of Timpson
Great Granddaugthers, Alli Jo Baldwin of Center and Ali Vidrine of Center.
Sister, Nelva Bowers of Lubbock
Brothers, Evin Allen and wife Belva of Pasadena and Arlon Allen of Lufkin.

Preceded in death by Daughter, Jo Gail McSwain, Son, Lonnie Carl McSwain, Daughter, Joyce Carol McSwain, Grandson, Joseph Carl Baldwin, Sisters, Mozell Anthony and Frances Howard, Evie Alicia and Maxine Samford.
Brothers, James Allen, Johnny Allen and Ernest Allen
Son in law, George Sammons
Granddaughter in law, Pam Baldwin


James Edward Stewart, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2007 at his home. Mr. Stewart was born December 27, 1929 in Nacogdoches to Perry Stewart and Ada Pearline Waggoner Stewart.

At his family’s request, Mr. Stewart has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Stewarts survivors include:

Wife, Judy Robinson Stewart of Center

Children:

James Orr Stewart, Bobbie Workley, Martie Stewart, Todd Stewart, Tonya Gardner and Stepson, Robert Robinson

15 Grandchildren

19 Great Grandchildren

Special Loves:

Granddaughter, Natasha Blaum

Great Granddaughter, Madison Blaum

Great Great Nephew, Trey Michel

Great Great Niece, Robyn Garrison

Great Nephew, Eugene Michel

Best Friend, Richard Turner

Sister, Odessa Ellisor

Brother, Troy Stewart

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Son, Terry Stewart

Father, Perry Stewart

Mother, Ada Stewart

Brother, Homer Stewart

Sisters, Louise Diaz, Betty Jo Michel and Beatrice Bailey


A.C. Goodson - Memorial services for A.C. Goodson will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center in Garrison, Texas on Friday, August 17, 2007.

Mr. Goodson passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2007 in Nacogdoches at the age of 91.

Born on August 9, 1916 in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas to James Robert and Minerva Dickenson Goodson as one of 11 siblings. Mr. Goodson loved the Deep East Texas area and has lived in Garrison since 1970.

Mr. Goodson was a graduate of the Rice Institute (now Rice University) and received a Law Degree from the University of Texas Law School in Austin. Mr. Goodson served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for five years before joining the Navy following Pearl Harbor. Mr. Goodson served in the Pacific Theater until the war ended, then returned to Houston to set up a Law practice. Mr. Goodson practiced Law for 64 years, served as Justice of the Peace, Garrison City Attorney, a Director at the Commercial State Bank in Garrison and was a quiet contributor to the Garrison community.

Mr. Goodson was an avid reader and forever a student of Texas history. He also loved roaming flea markets and junk shops collecting Texana, primitive tools and furniture.

Mr. Goodson is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Johnnie Leslie Goodson of Garrison; Son, Alfred Clement Goodson, Jr. and wife Judith of Lansing, Michigan; Son, James Colt Goodson and wife Susan of Houston; Son, Jeffrey Wiley Goodson of Wimberly; Son, Pat Goodson and wife Jill of Dripping Springs; Granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Goodson of Lansing, Michigan; Stepdaughter, Sheila Bishop and husband Lynn of Humble; Step-grandchildren, Charles Slaughter and Stephanie Neal; Sister, Meredith Strouhal and husband Rudy of Washington State; Sister, Jane and Bob Lawes of Washington State; Sister, Suzanne and Frost Fulle of Washington State; as well as a host of other friends and relatives.

Mr. Goodson was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 6 brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Garrison Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 207, Garrison, Texas 75946.


Funeral services for Lois Rhodes, 66, of Timpson will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson with the Rev. Sammy Eldredge and Joe Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetary, Timpson. Rhodes was born June 16, 1941 in Waterman and died Saturday, Aug. 11 in Houston. Survivors include her husband, Charles S. Rhodes of Timpson; sons, Marvin Earl Biggar of Center and Chris Rhodes of Timpson; daughter, Deborah Jordan of Spring, and Becky Wallker; brother, James Weldon Burkhalter of Texas City; five grandchildren Grover, Krystal, Keni Jo, Apriland Colt along with one great-grandson Gatlin. And several nephews and nieces. Preceding Rhodes in death were her parents, W.G. Burkhalter and Lula (Edwards) Burkhalter; brothers, Joe Hurston Burkhalter and Delton Burkalter; and sisters Bobbie Lou Holub and Wilma Adams.


08/11/07

Christine Bush Fults Sears, 91, of Nederland passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held Monday, August 13, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born in Center on November 30, 1915 to W.O. and Beulah Bush. She was a resident of Nederland, Texas for over 65 years. Christine was a member of First United Methodist Church of Nederland, and a 50 year member of Nederland Chapter 1079 of the Order of Easter Star. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's organization. She worked in the cosmetic counter at Nederland Pharmacy on Boston Ave. for 23 years from 1940 to 1963 and made many lifelong friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents W.O. and Beulah Bush and her husbands Arlon Fults, and N.E. (Sebo) Sears and her only son, James Harold Fults.

She and her husband Sebo, who worked with Halliburton, traveled extensively and lived in many foreign countries including Spain, Cairo, Egypt; South Africa, Bogota, Columbia, South America and London, England.

She is survived by:
Daughter-in-law, Betty Jo Collins Fults of Nederland

Granddaughter, Jodie Fults Bass and husband Chad of Nederland

Three Grandsons:
Ret. Lt. Col. William W. Fults and wife Casey of San Antonio
Michael Fults and wife Cindy of Nederland
James (Jim) Fults and wife Robin of Magnolia

Eight Grandsons:
Jordan Fults, Justin Fults and wife Kyndall, and Joel Fults of San Antonio;
Dr. Will Fults of Round Rock, TX, Brandon Fults and wife Mandy of Magnolia;
Zachary Bass, Cameron Bass, and Alex Bass of Nederland

Three Great Granddaughters:
Caleigh, Courtney and Candace Fults of Magnolia

Sister, Murel Bush Stephens Thomason of Center

Stepson, Ronnie Sears and wife Pat of Fort Worth

Stepdaughter, Judy Keys of Houston

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Nederland on Nederland Ave.

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


08/10/07

John “Talmadge” Hickman, 80, of Baytown formerly of Tenaha, passed away Friday August 10, 2007.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 14, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mervin Scott and Bro. Mark E. Broussard officiating. Burial will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, August 13, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born October 17, 1926 in Panola County to John Terry and Dena Mae Ramsey Hickman. He graduated from Tenaha High School. He was a member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church in Baytown. He worked for Shell oil where he was an electrician for 35 years before his retirement in 1987.
He is preceded in death by his parents John Terry and Dena Mae Hickman, wife Sue Hickman, sister Emogene Ward, and Brother-in-law Carl Ward.
He is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:

John Gilbert “Gil” Hickman & wife Twyla of Baytown

3 Grandchildren:

Dayla Smith & husband Kim of Eunie, La

Ariane Savoy of Baytown

David Michael Savoy, III of Baytown

2 Great Grandchildren:
Abigail Smith of Eunie, LA

Jude Savoy of Baytown

3 Brothers:

Preston Hickman & wife Ann of Carthage, TX

Charles Hickman & wife Marie of Zavala, Tx

Eldredge Hickman & wife Nina of Magnolia, AR

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Services were under the direction of

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Pallbearers:

Keith Hickman Terry Hickman Terry Creech

David Savoy Joe Sorola Gene Adams & Tommy Overstreet


08/09/07

Leon Monroe "Bo" Wagstaff, age 70, of Center passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at his residence in Center. Mr. Wagstaff was born January 10, 1937 in White City San Augustine, Texas to Clarence Wagstaff and Oletta Tidwell. Mr. Wagstaff served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local #587 in Orange and a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center. Mr. Wagstaff was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, August 10, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Keith Harris, Matthew Shelton, William Ford, James Eddings, Bill Schrom, and Kyle Windham.

Survivors include;
Wife of 51 years: Barbara Jean Wagstaff of Center
Daughters: Mary Jane Bolton and husband Bruce of Center and Lisa Jean Harris and husband Kenny of Center.
Son: Jimmy Lee Wagstaff of Center.
Grandchildren: Gina Seymore and husband Richard, Tina Grubbs, Sandi Shahan, Amy Wagstaff, Keith Harris, Kimberly Shelton and husband Matthew.
Great Grandchildren: Kendall Smith, Shalee Seymore, Ashlyn Creech, Nathan Creech, Hailey Shahan, Dakota Wagstaff, Breanna Windham and Peyton Windham.
Mother: Joy Aline Wagstaff
Sisters: Garvis Powell, Jeanette Farris, Charlene Sanders and husband Richard, and Gloria Wagstaff.
Brother: James "Troopy" Wagstaff and wife Glenda
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: Father, Clarence Wagstaff, Birth Mother, Oletta Tidwell, Brothers, Daniel Wagstaff, Timothy Wagstaff and Inlow Lane Jr.
Sister: Lula Wagstaff.


08/08/07

James Edward Stewart, 77, of Center passed away August 8, 2007 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1929 in Nacogdoches to Perry Stewart and Ada Pearline Waggoner Stewart.

Per Mr. Stewart's request, he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include: Wife, Judy Robinson Stewart of Center.

Janet Sue Willoughby, 66, passed away August 6, 2007. She was born August 3, 1941.

Visitation will be held at Meiendez Shermon Funeral Home in Humble, Texas on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Burial will be at Pope Hall Cemetery in Grayson, Kentucky on Friday, August 10, 2007

Survivors Include:
Husband: Alvin "Dood" Willoughby
Daughters: Carol Morgan and Leigh Ann Cantrell
Sons: John Hundley, Mark Hundley and David Hall

Step-sons:
Tony Willoughby and wife Traci of Center.
Rodney Willoughby of Tenaha
Shane Willoughby of Livingston.


08/07/07

LaVerna Jamison Krueger of Princeton, Texas formerly of the Patroon Community passed away, Tuesday, August 07, 2007 in Princeton, Texas.

Graveside services will be 9:00 am Friday, August 10, 2007 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among her survivors include:

Daughter, Kathryn Palmer Williams and husband, Ray of Quitman, Texas

2 Grandchildren: Tammy Bennecke & husband, Mark of Sulphur Springs, Texas

Todd Williams & wife, Teresa of Alba, Texas

5 Great Grandchildren:

Derek, Beau, Monica, Todd Jr. & Wendy

1 Sister, Mildred Jamison Burney of Fulshear, Texas

She is preceded in death by her parents, C.T. & Nannie (Gann) Jamison, Brother, Teral Jamison, 2 Sisters, Lurena Jacobs and Dell Jarvis.

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


08/06/07

James Neal Campbell, joined our heavenly father on Monday, August 6, 2007. Graveside service will be 3 pm, Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at Oaklawn memorial Park in Center, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and 1 - 2:45 PM Wednesday at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born May 3, 1932, James grew up in Shelbyville, where he attended high school and met wife of 51 years, Mary Helen Boles Campbell.

An outstanding athlete in high school he later attended Stephen F. Austin University. Upon graduation from SFA, James was commissioned an officer in the U S Marine Corps. Following his military discharge, he and his wife Mary Helen, moved to Orange, where they raised their beloved daughter Renee. James taught and coached at Bridge City High School before joining Goodrich/Bayer Corporation where he retired in 1995. A longtime member of Sunset Grove Country Club, he leaves many lifelong friends and golf partners and will continue to watch the "Raiders" from above during their weekly game.

An avid gardener, James was a kind and generous man. His strength of character and respect for all people is the legacy he leaves for his family to carry forward. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed every day and never forgotten.

His is survived by his wife, Mary Helen, Father, R.W. Campbell of Shelbyville, Sister, and brother in law, Marjorie and Trevor Doggett of Shelbyville, Daughter and Son in law, Renee and ALan Colyer of Houston, and many more relatives and friends in Center, Shelbyville and Orange.


Alpha Oates Holcomb, passed away at her residence Monday, August 6, in Joaquin. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial park. Ms. Holcomb was a loving mother and homemaker.

Survivors Include:
Daughters:
Barbara Dickerson and Mike of Joaquin
Pat Crump and Randall of Joaquin
Peggy Langley and Richard of DeQuincy, La.

Grandchildren: Kathy Bunch, Debbie Clotiaux, Steve Davis, Karen Strickland and Lisa Langley of DeQuincy, La.
Lori and Marvin May of Joaquin

10 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Doris Gunter of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, E C and Geneva Oats, Husband, Lloyd Holcomb and Grandson, Randy Crump.


08/04/07

Albert Raymond Sallee, Jr

The visitation for Albert Raymond Sallee, Jr, (Al) will be at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Sunday August 5, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The funeral will be Monday August 6, at 10 am at Lairds with burial to follow in Old Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County. Al died Friday, August 3 at approximately 5:15pm from injuries he received in a farm tractor -18-wheeler accident on Hwy 259 near the family's home in Mt. Enterprise.

Survivors include: Sister, Karen Sallee Jackson and husband, Mack, of Buffalo, Tx.; Brothers, Dalton Sallee and wife, Paulette of Mt. Enterprise and Bobby Steve Sallee and wife Tammy of Mt. Enterprise. Grandmother, Mattie Matlock, of Mt. Enterprise.

Other local survivors include Aunt and Uncle, Rita and Richard Hughes of Center.

Preceded in death by parents: Albert Raymond Sallee, Sr, and Betty Matlock Sallee.


08/03/07

Hughy Gene Bailey, age 64, of Center passed away August 3, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Mr. Bailey was born March 11, 1943 in Victoria, Texas to J. Hugh Bailey and Emma-Lee Clark Bailey. Mr Bailey was a farmer and a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, August 6, 2007 at the Neuville Cemetery in the Neuville Community with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.

Survivors include: Son, Jimmy Dale Bailey of Houston. Father, J. Hugh Bailey and wife Johnnie of Center. Step Brothers: Jarry Barlow and wife, Rhonda of Center and Bobby Barlow and wife Betty of Center. Step Sister, Lillian Williams of Dallas.

A number of cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: Wife, Nancy Bailey and Mother, Emma-Lee Clark Bailey.


Daliah Brown Sanders, “Dee Dee” age: 89, of Center, TX was tragically murdered in Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. ~ Saturday, August 4, 2007 in the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

She was born July 23, 1918 and was preceded in death by her Parents, Robert & Minnie Pearl (Litton) Brown, Husband, Chester Prentice Sanders, 1- Sister, Louetta Brown, 2- Brothers, Max Brown & Jake Brown and Daughter-In-Law- Dian Sanders (Dallas).

Her life was a wonderful example for everyone who knew her. She will be missed by sons, Chet P. Sanders and his wife Betty and Mike Sanders, both of Dallas. Grandchildren, Todd Sanders and his wife Joy, Michael Sanders, Jr., Darren Blanton and his wife Julie, Brett Blanton and his wife Cheryl, and 8 cherished great grandchildren. Three surviving sisters are Hazel Brown, and her husband Dan of Mansfield, LA, Dorothy Menefee , Hot Springs AR “Maggie” Prothro of Baton Rouge , LA, and many beloved nephews and nieces. She had a wonderful sense of humor, boundless energy, a deep faith and inner strength that radiated to all who knew her.

Pallbearers:

Chuck Lunsford Billy Bob Thomason Luke Motley

James Campbell Rick Campbell Dr. Joe Hooker

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church , Center, TX, 211 Porter St., Center, Texas, Kathryn Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice.

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


Barney Darrell Brawley, 51, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday August 2, 2007.

Graveside Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday August 6, 2007 at Neuville Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Visitation will be Sunday August 5, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

He was born August 4, 1955 to LeRoy and Maureen Fountain Brawley. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his father LeRoy Brawley.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:

Jason Brawley of San Augustine

Shane Brawley & wife Deleasha Brawley of Tyler

2 Grandchildren:

Macy Brawley and Zachary Brawley

Mother:

Maureen Brawley of Joaquin

Sister:

Debra Spurlock of Tenaha

Nephew:

Matt Sims of Joaquin

Pallbearers:

James Holloway Kirk Holloway Robert Holloway

Jason Brawley Shane Brawley Matt Sims

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


08/02/07

Danny Carroll Rowe, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2007 at his home in Joaquin.

He requested that his body be cremated.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Rowe was born October 21, 1944 to Carroll and Clara Turner Rowe Rockett.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Carroll Rowe and Clara Rowe Rockett

He is survived by:

His Loving Wife:

Mary Ann Rowe of Joaquin

4 Sons:

Daniel Rowe & wife Stephanie of Plano

James Rowe & wife Christine of Shreveport, LA

Michael Rowe of Shreveport, LA

Nathan Wedgeworth of Center

3 Daughters:
Tere’ Phillips of Bryan, TX

Cheryl Stewart of San Antonio

Amanda Chapman of Nacogdoches

14 Grandchildren

1 Great Granddaughter

2 Sisters:

Loraine Pickard & husband Kenneth of White Oak, TX

Carolyn Benskin & husband Jim of Pleasanton, TX

Numerous Extended Family Members and Friends

Danny is loved and cherished and will be missed by all that knew him.

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


Billy Joe Hutto, 69, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at his home. He was born June 19, 1938 in Shelbyville to Joe Hutto and Marverine Strickland White Hutto. Mr. Hutto was a member and deacon at Central Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Central Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Danny Dodson, Rev. Nile Bulkley, Rev. Roy Wallace and Rev. Wiley Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be F.A. “Dock” Watson, Joe Shofner, Eddie Grimes, Preston Moore, Roger Steortz and David Spratley. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Bonner, David Jones, Price Wilburn, Henry Sandifer and Dan Wicks.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sue Shillings Hutto of Center

Sons:

Joe Hunter Hutto, Sr. & wife Jennifer of Princeton

Justin Heath Hutto & wife Kristy of Springfield, Missouri

Daughter, Susan Holly Hutto of Weatherford

Grandsons:

Joe Hunter Hutto, Jr., Holton James Hutto, Aidan Jay Hernandez and Wyatt Horace Hutto

Sister-in-Law & Brother-in-Law, Bryan & Judy LaFitte of Houston

Niece, Phoebe Gilchrist & husband Scott of Houston

Great Nephews, Tyler & Jordan Gilchrist

Sister, Nancy Perry

Brothers, Donny Daw & Michael Hutto

Step-Mom, Lucy Hutto

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Joe Hutto & Marverine Strickland White Hutto

Parents-in-Law, J.C. & Mozell Shillings


08/01/07

H. C. Wallis “Bud” Holt age, 91 lifelong resident of Center, Texas passed away, Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Tyler.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating, no visitation is planned.

He was born May 14, 1916 in Shelby County to parents, H. C. Holt & Lilly Belle Wallis Holt. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He married Jessie Syble Adams Holt in 1938. He attended Shipfitter National Defense Training School in Nacogdoches in 1942. He was attached to the 4th Army Headquarters and served in the Tactical Reconnisance 5th Army Air Base in Itami, Japan as a Staff Sgt. He Retired from REA, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op in San Augustine, Texas. He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church here in Center and served on the Administrative Board when he was active and in good health. He was kind and caring and helped those who needed it without making it known.

He is preceded in death by his parents, H. C. & Belle Holt , Wife, Syble Holt , 2 Brothers, William Henry “Bill” Samford and Ray Holt.

He is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:

William “Bill” & Priscilla Holt of Tyler

2 Granddaughters:

Christine Holt of Tyler

Heather Bush & husband, Jud of Lindale

1 Great Granddaughter, Mollie Bush

1 Step Great Grandson, Justin Bush

Family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital, Shreveport, La and St. Marks United Methodist Church, Center, Texas.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Clyde Eugene (Gene) Watson, Jr., 61 departed this Earth on Monday July 30, 2007 in Dallas, Texas following post-surgical complications. A Native of Center, Texas he had been a longtime resident of Dallas and owner of Ginger's Petals and Bows flower shop in Mesquite, Texas. He was a graduate of Center High School Class of 1964. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State College in 1968 and attended Baylor University School of Law until returning to Center to work in the family business, Watson and Watson Furniture Store. Gene was an active member and officer of the Center Jaycees for several years and served as a director, Judge and board member of numerous Miss Texas state and local beauty pageants. He was the owner of Ebbies Oddities in Center prior to moving to Dallas.
Gene was the youngest son of Clyde and Elizabeth Watson, grandson of Tom and Minnie Watson and Joe and Lillian Hays, all of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother Dr. Thomas J. Watson of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, one sister Cathryn Hall and husband Floyd of Brazoria, Texas, aunts Mrs. Ruth Smith of Center and Mrs. Joyce Thom of Houston, numerous cousins, step nieces and nephews, a host of friends and his loving pets, Princess, Ginger, Daphine and George. Gene had a passionate love for his friends, relatives, and every aspect of life. He traveled extensively throughout the world and had a deep appreciation of the quality of his life. His creative skills were in fact, a gift from God. Visitation will be Sunday, August 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, in Center. Funeral Services will be held the following day at 3:00 PM officiated by his cousin, Rev. Robert B. Hays assisted by Bro. Mike Scrimpshire, and music provided by life long friend, Janis Lacy Compton. Pallbearers will be his cousins, Dr. Thomas D. Watson, III, William F. Harrison, Jr., Chris Byrnes, C.M. (Bub) Byrnes, Jerry Williams, Russell Porter, Bryan Harrison, James Holloway and Russ Porter.
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
The family expresses appreciation for the loving care provided by the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas. For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Gene's memory.

07/30/07

Elsie Scott, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, July 30, 2007 at her home.

At her request she has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg McGill officiating. Cremains to be interred at Memorial Gardens in St. Charles, Missouri at a later date.

Mrs. Scott was born in Oakville, Iowa on June 5, 1930 to Charles and Ola Scale Scott. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Among her survivors include

Husband:

Claude Scott of Center

Children:

Joann Horstrneir of St. Louis, MO., William Scott of Flordia and Larry Scott of Idaho.

2 Daughter in laws, 5 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandsons and 5 Great Granddaughters

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Kathryn Elizabeth Prince, age 94 of Center, passed away, Sunday July 29, 2007 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 3,1913 in Shelby County to parents, Wiley and Pearl (Lawrence) Watts. She graduated from Center High School in 1929 and she received her degree from Texas Womens College in Fort Worth and Stephen F. Austin State University. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She and her husband Virgil owned and operated Prince Building Material here in Center for many years. She was active in many organizations including the Center Music Study Club, Center Woman Reading Club, United Methodist Womens Group and she was one of the Charter members of Beta Sigma Phi Soroity . She also served on the Board of Directors for Fannie Brown Booth Library and she was a graduate of the Cloud Croft New Mexico Art Academy. She had a lifelong love of painting and she taught private lessons in Center and San Augustine. Many people in Center have paintings by Kathryn Prince.

She is preceded in death by her parents Wiley & Pearl Watts, Husband Virgil Prince, Brother , Wiley Watts Jr., and 2 Sisters, Madeline Nix and Marian Purdy.

Among her survivors include:

2 Sons & Daughters-in-law:

Richard & Barbara Prince of Center

David & Marilyn Prince of Nacogdoches

5 Grandchildren:

Brandi Ruffalo & husband Michael of Palatine, Illinois

Cary Bolduc & husband Demian of Wichita, Kansas

Julia Prince of Austin

Scott Prince & wife Heidi of Houston

Kimberly Schmitt & husband Brian of West Bloomfield, Michigan

9 Great Grandchildren:

Adelaide, Roscoe, & Daisy Prince

Jacob & Brendan Schmitt

Rebecca & David Ruffalo

Dylan & Taylor Bolduc

Pallbearers:

Charles Rushing, Buddy Hancock, Miller Thomas, Luke Motley, Buster Bounds, Wayne Prince

The family requests that donations be made to:

LAAL- Lakes Area Art League or Fannie Brown Booth Library, Center, Texas

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Jody Nichols, 20, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007 at his home. He was born November 3, 1986 in Nacogdoches. Jody loved to fish and hunt. He played in the Center Little League from 1995 until 1998 and played football at Shelbyville High School. He was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Derr, Stephen Watson, Travis Lutz, Jessie Vaughn, Landon Rash, John Hargrove and Chad Chessher.

Survivors include:

Father, Pat Nichols of Center

Grandmother, Josephine Nichols of Center

Great Grandmother, Westerfield Nichols of Center

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Uncles:
Robert Nichols & wife Sandra of Center
W.A. Nichols & wife Brenda of Center
William Nichols & wife Kandy of Center

Aunt:
Joy Bradshaw & husband Tommy of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by:
Grandfather, Alton “Buddy” Nichols
Uncles, J.C. Nichols & Herbert Nichols


Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 46 year old, Robert Gene Harris, of Tenaha. Services are Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at Mount Gillian Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillian Cemetery.

Among Mr. Harris’ survivors are his father, Robert Harris, of Tenaha, two sisters, Jo Ann Harris, of Tyler, and Alice Russell, of Tenaha, and one brother, L. D. Harris, of White House.


We’ve received notice of pending services at Laird Funeral Home for John Thompson, of Shelbyville.


07/29/07

Betty Lou Livingston Fountain, 64, of San Augustine, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007 at a Center nursing home. She was born May 21, 1943 in Center to Audrey Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston. Ms. Fountain was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Chet Brake and Bro. R.B. Elmbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, July 30, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Adams, Donnie Adams, Michael Adams, Scott Fausett, Brett Livingston, Brad Livingston, Christian Livingston, James Livingston and Mark Livingston.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Bert Fountain & wife Dana of San Augustine

Ricky Glenn Fountain of San Augustine

Grandsons:

Bryan Sumstine & wife Tabitha of Center

Billy Fountain of Dallas

Cord Fountain of San Augustine

Granddaughter:

Hanna Fountain of Nacogdoches

Great Granddaughters:

Cynthia Sumstine of Center

Katy Sumstine of Center

Great Grandsons:

Joe Sumstine of Center

Mason Sumstine of Center

Sisters:

Mary Ann Adams & husband Jack of Center

Sue Stockle & husband Mark of Simsboro, Louisiana

Mary Lou Ford & husband Jack of Lufkin

Brothers:

Lyndon Earl Livingston & wife Paula of Kender, Louisiana

Clinton Livingston & wife Mary of Tyler

Sister-in-Law, Maureen Brawley of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Lubbert Earl Fountain

Daughters, Gwen Sumstine, Angie Fausett & Tina Fountain

Brother, Paschal Livingston

Sister, Patsy Livingston


7/28/07

Kimberly J. Porras, 48, of Tenaha passed away Friday, July 27, 2007 in Center. She was born June 26, 1959 in Amarillo to Bill D. King and Barbara Johnson King. Kimberly was a very artistic person who loved gardening and animals. She had been a resident of Tenaha for the past twelve years.

Per her request, Kimberly was cremated.

Survivors include:
Mother and Step Father, Barbara and Jim Haren of Fritch.
Father, Bill D. King of Tenaha
Son, Abrin Peiham of Tenaha
Daughter, Clayiynn Ryszkowski of Harstel, Colorado

Brothers, Sammy King of Fritch, Larry King of Snyder, and Gilbert of Fairplay, Colorado.

Companion and Friend, Roger Mitchell of Tenaha.
Stepdaughter, Tash Leon of Tenaha
Numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.


7/27/07

Johnny Ford, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 27, 2007 at a Center nursing home. Mr. Ford was born July 17, 1952 in Houston to Thomas Ford and Elna Parker Ford. He was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Union Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Jacobs, Craig Borders, Robert Ruddell, Larry Cox and John Snider.

Survivors include:

Wife, Alice Ford of Shelbyville

Sons:
Jeremy Ford & wife Belinda of Center
John Steven Ford & Traci Hanson of Round Rock

Daughters:
Jennifer Ford of Nacogdoches
J.J. Ford of Shelbyville

Granddaughters:
Olivia Ford of Center
Cheyenne Ford of Shelbyville
Victoria Ford of Shelbyville

Grandson, John Austin Ford of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Larry Ford & wife Maline of China
Thomas Wayne Ford & wife Gloria of Houston


7/26/07

Clarence D. McSwain 84, of the Aiken Community, passed away Wednesday July 25, 2007.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 28, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Mayer officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday July 27, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. McSwain was born June 23, 1923 to Colon and Minnie Clark McSwain. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a farmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents Colon and Minnie McSwain, 2 brothers Leon McSwain and Elton McSwain, and infant Granddaughter Dibri McSwain.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Vircle McSwain of the Aiken Community
Son and Daughter-in-law:
C.V. and Cathryn McSwain of Corpus Christi
Daughter and Son-in-law:
Sulane & Gene Mayer of Zwolle, LA
Grandchildren:
Marc McSwain of San Jose, CA
Larissa McSwain & husband Ben Jacoel of Corpus Christi
Great Granddaughter:
Elysia McSwain of Corpus Christi
Brother:
Warren McSwain & wife Lillian of Center
Sister:
Agnes Barber of Marshall
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Bill Weeks, William Lucas, Royce Lynn Johnson, Kelly McSwain, Ted Bright and Bradley Wilburn

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


7/25/2007

Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 62 year old, Howard Stephen Teer, Junior, of Gary. Services are Friday afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. Interment will be Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Liberty Cemetery in Coushatta, Louisiana. The family will receive friends tomorrow (Thursday) evening from five until seven o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Among Mr. Teer’s survivors are his wife, Mary Teer, of Gary, two sons, Anthony Joe Teer, of Florida, and Howard S. Teer, of Alabama, two brothers, Michael Graves, of Chapel Hill, and James Graves, of Baytown, two sisters, Deborah A. Downs, of Baytown, and Patricia G. Conley, of Baytown, and two stepsons, Randy Garrett, of Joaquin, and Henry Garrett, of Eunice, Louisiana.


7/24/2007

Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville announces services for 76 year old, Bobbie Jean Sanford, of Buna. Graveside services are this (Tuesday) morning at 10:30 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Among Ms. Sanford’s survivors are three sisters, Mary Simmons, of Buna, Helen Cook, of Grand Prairie, and Betty Adams, of Center


Seborn William Greer, Jr. was born in Appleby, Texas September 26, 1942, to the late Seborn William Greer, Sr. and Gertrude Kilgore Greer. At 64 years of age, he went to be with his Lord and Savior July 21, 2007. Soon after graduating from Nacogdoches High School in 1962, Seborn joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort MacArthur in Los Angeles, California. Upon his discharge from the army in 1965, he joined the Dallas Police Department where he served the public for 12 years while simultaneously furthering his education. After receiving a scholarship through the Dallas Police Department, he graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1977, having achieved the highest rank of sergeant, he retired from the police department to start a career offshore in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil and gas production lease operator and continued in this field until his death. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Grace McNeil Greer; son Seborn William Greer III, daughter-in-law Susan, and children Megan and Micah; son Brent Allen Greer, daughter-in-law Glenna, and children Myla, Male¹na, and Ryland.He is also survived by his siblings, sisters, Helen Calame of Wortham, Texas and Peggy Beck of Cushing, Texas, brothers, Tommy Greer of Round Rock, Texas, and Jerry "Tony" Greer of Nacogdoches, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by sisters Kathleen Greer Nottingham and Lynn Eva Nation, and brothers, Garland Greer and Jack Greer.Pallbearers will be Mark Greer, Bill Beck, Jr., Chuck Calame, Steve Lawrence, Bryan Best and Darryl Rose.Honorary pallbearers are James Barnwell, Dale Baker, Mike Knous, Clifton Layton, Benny Nottingham, Donny Nottingham, Gary Nottingham, Lee Nation, Biff Calame, Charles Kilgore, Ray Kilgore and James McGown.Services will be held at Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing, Texas, with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating on Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m. with a visitation today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on 7/23/2007.


07/20/07

Wilbur Lee Taylor, 68, of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at a Temple hospital. He was born May 14, 1939 in Bedias, Texas to Carl Edwin Taylor and Melissa Ione Taylor.

At the family’s request, Mr. Taylor is being cremated and a private memorial service will be held at some time in the future.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Leann Tussing & husband Ron of Rusk

Teresa Boswell & husband Vernon on Channelview

Susan Taylor of Duncanville

Stepdaughter, Dana Parker & husband Jeremy of Center

Son, Lynn Taylor of Center

Stepson, Lance Strain of DeSoto

Sisters:

Wanda Blystone & husband Robert of Washington, Texas

Beverly Daughtrey & husband Popeye of Needville

Carol Worley & husband Andy of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Mother, Melissa Ione Taylor of Brenham

21 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews & many friends.

Preceded in death by:

Son, David Lee Taylor

Grandson, Michael Taylor

Father, Carl Edwin Taylor

Sister, Vivian Nelline Hamby


07/19/07

Hollis Jeans, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2007 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born January 17, 1928 in Center to Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans. Mr. Jeans was a retired barber, an avid fisherman, and served his country in both the Army & Navy. He was a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge #32, Order of the Eastern Star and The First Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 22, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Michael Hale. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center

Pallbearers will be Clarence Denby, John Yarborough, Gene Kennon, Billy Mac Walton, Wade Anderson & Clyde Samford. Honorary pallbearers will be F.L. Moffet Sunday School Class.

Survivors include:

Son, Steve Jeans & wife Becky of Center

Daughters:

Sandra Gray & husband Scooter of Joaquin

Frances Ann Jeans of Center

Grandchildren:

Melinda Ray & husband Mickey of Kingwood

Suzanne Elliott & husband Aaron of Nacogdoches

David Jeans of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchildren:

Morgan Ray & Meghan Ray

Sister, Hazel Jones of Center

Brother, Bill Jeans & wife Laverne of Center

Sister-in-Law, Billie Ford & husband Pete of Dallas

Special Friend, Marceline Crenshaw of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Wife, Melva Jo Jeans

Memorials can be made in Mr. Jeans name to the charity of your choice.


07/18/07

Iva Belle Lowrance, Died: July 11th 2007, at Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio TX. Cared for by a loving staff and Vitas Hospice. Born: 10/19/18 Birthplace: Timpson-Shelby County, TX

Parents: George Washington Lowrance and Mary Jane Oxsheer
Preceded in Death by
Sisters: May and Ann Lowrance, Lou Engle, Joy Fugate
Brothers: Tom and Oxsheer Lowrance
Survived by: Brother: Robert Lowrance of Hawkins, TX
Sister: Sophie Hancock of Lufkin, TX
Sister: Grace Pickens of Pleasanton, TX
17 nephews and nieces

After a career as a teacher in Michigan, Iva moved back to Timpson, TX in 1976 until her move to San Antonio in 2004. Attended High School: Timpson, TX. Graduated College: 1940 Stephen F. Austin State University with a BA in Education. And received her Masters in Education in 1944 Career as a teacher Walled Lake Consolidated School District in Michigan, Glengary Elementary 4th grade teacher

Athlete: Key presented by Piney Woods Sports Association as a 5 sport college athlete Coached High School Basketball in Carnack, TX
Won a 12 mile marathon at the age of 70
Loved her Dominoes and Crossword puzzles and quilting

Church Activities
Sunday School Teacher
Trinity Baptist Church in Timpson

Graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, TX , Saturday, July 21st at 1:00 PM

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


07/17/07

Beverly Ann Walker, 61, of Garrison passed away Monday, July 16, 2007 at her residence. Ms. Walker was born June 30, 1946 in Shelby County, Texas to Archie Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee. She was employed by Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital and was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison with Bro. Homer Murray and Bro. Travis Lunsford officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Adam Barbee, Jeremy Snider, Dusty Barbee, Anthony Harkness, Colby Barbee, Justin Barbee, Gayle McDonald and Dereck Barbee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Barbee, Clay Barbee, Bill Faust, Rocky Fountain, Larry McDonald, Lonnie Larson, Joel Barton, Bob Barton, Tommy Hughes, Brandon Barbee, Corey Holloway and Robert Holloway.

Survivors include:

Son, Doug Walker, Jr. & wife Carla “CJ” of Garrison

Sisters:

Barbara McDonald of Garrison

JoAnn Rushing & husband Bill of Center

Vickie Snider & husband James of Huxley

Linda Faye Cougler & husband Everett of Center

Rhonda Holloway

Brothers:

John Barbee & wife Ginnie of Center

“Bo” Archie Barbee & wife Cindy of Center

Ricky Barbee & wife Tammy of Center

Donald Barbee & wife Julie of Logansport

Denel Ray Barbee & wife Rosy of Center

Grandchildren:

Nathan Wade, Ryan Michael, Aaron Mitchel and Megan Danielle

Sister-in-Law, Sharon Barbee of Center

Also a host of other friends & relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Mack Walker

Parents, Archie Barbee & Faye Deason Barbee

Brothers, William Marshall Barbee & Bobby Patrick Barbee

Brother-in-Law, Norman McDonald


07/16/07

Waylon Boles, 81, of Center passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007 at a Bossier hospital. Mr. Boles was born August 9, 1925 in Center to Aaron Boles and Mary Barbee Boles. He was a former member of the Center Noon Lion’s Club, CEO and co-founder of Right Step Adult Day Care Center and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Boles served in the US Navy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Boles, Weldon Boles, Chase Boles, Waylon Boles III, Waylon Boles, Jr., John Barbee, Billy Bob McAdams, Craig Von Sternberg and Randy Lemmond.

Survivors include:

Wife, Thelma Boles of Center

Sons:

Waylon Boles, Jr. of Houston

Stephen Boles & Terri Lynn of Houston

Grandsons:

Waylon Boles, III & wife Mallory of Fort Worth

Chase Boles of Houston

Brother, Weldon Boles & wife Sandra of Center

Sister, Mary Helen Campbell & husband James Neal of Orange

Also numerous nieces, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by Parents, Aaron Boles & Mary Barbee Boles
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07/10/07

Sanders, Diana Booth Blanton - Dian was born March 1, 1943, in Dallas, Texas to Adele Henry Booth and James Randolph Booth, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2007, after a nine month battle with cancer. Dian was preceded in death by her parents and beloved grandmother Nannie (Della Rice Henry). Dian graduated from Highland Park High School in 1960 and attended Texas Tech University, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta. She later studied art history, photography and psychology at S.M.U. and Eastfield College. After careers in modeling, banking, and retail, Dian and her husband Mike founded and operated Sanders & Associates. Throughout her life, she was a committed volunteer with the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Salvation Army, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center Ambassadors, and most importantly the Presbyterian Women at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Survived by her husband, Mike A. Sanders; her two precious sons, Darren Blanton and wife Julie and Brett Blanton and wife Cheryl; cherished grandchildren, Eva, Luke, Mia, Jack, Claire, and Samantha Blanton; former husband, Barry Blanton; stepsons, Mike Sanders, Jr. and Todd Sanders and wife Joy; step-grandchildren, Colton and Chloe; brother, Pat Henry Booth and wife Amy; mother-in-law, Daliah Sanders of Center, TX; brother-in-law, Chet Sanders and wife Betty. She was dearly loved by cousins and devoted friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2007, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Main Sanctuary. Honorary Pallbearers will be Julian Buenger, Tom Deakins, Louis Francis, Sandy Henry, David Taylor, Jim Vandermeer, and Paul Willey. Memorials may be made in memory of Dian to the Salvation Army, 6500 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205 or Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 4525 Lemmon Avenue, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75219.


Vallie Bell Harbison, 91, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at a San Augustine hospital. She was born November 29, 1915 in Shelby County to Duke Samford and Maggie Hughes Samford.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Harbison, Lewis Harbison, Robert John Beck, Mark Permenter, Tommy Henry and Terry Henry.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Lynn Shofner & husband Carl of Center

Son, Everett Harbison & wife Shirlynn of Center

Grandchildren:

Derek Shofner & wife Theresa

Marty Shofner & wife Ruth

Ricky Harbison

Velinda Garrett

Stephanie Cox & husband Jim

Great Grandchildren:

Darby, Madison, Morgan & Dylan Shofner

Erin Howell

Meagan Clark

Jeff Samford

Josh Worsham

Kristen Cox

Loren Cox

Brittany Kimbro

Great Great Grandchildren:

Ally & Baylor Kimbro

Viva Ann Howell

Nieces & Nephews:

Margaret Henry & husband Freddy of Center

Dallon Permenter & wife Kathryn

Barbara Robinson & husband Cecil of Shreveport

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Leon Harbison

Sisters, Bonnie Taylor & Brooksie Harrison


Mrs. Edith Hulse - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Edith Hulse, of Rooston. Services are this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.

Among Mrs. Hulse’s survivors are her daughters, Charlene Fountain, of Timpson, Gaylene Epperson, of Bryan, step daughter, Phyllis Taylor, of Corpus Christi, step son, Ira Hulse, Junior, of Colorado, and her sister, Fay Glisson, of California.


07/09/07

Maureen Hayes, age 94, lifelong resident of Center, passed away, Monday, July 09, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be, 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill officiating and music by the Sunday Singers, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 26, 1913 in Center, Texas to Parents, J.O. Ceal and Nancy Jane Edwards Ceal. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Payne & Paynes Hardware Store for many years and she was a homemaker in her later years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, J.O. & Nancy Jane Ceal, Husband, Fairish Hayes, Sr., Son, Fairish Hayes, Jr. and 8 Brothers, Willie Bryce, Amos Bryce, Emory Bryce, Lonnie Bryce, Marvin Bryce, Homer Lee Bryce, Elmo Ceal and Jewel Ceal.

She is survived by,

Son, Zane Hayes and wife, Dimpsye of Tyler

Daughter-in-law, Peggy Hayes of Center

7 Grandchildren:

Aubyn McClanahan & husband, Thomas of Tyler

Grayson Hayes & wife, Jennifer of Flint

Brandon Hayes of Tyler

Bryce Hayes & wife, Beth of Flint

J. Howard Hayes & wife, Joan of Center

Debbie Brittain & husband, Charlie of Center

Jimmy Hayes & wife, Dawn of Copperas Cove

17 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a Host of Friends

Pallbearers will be her Great Grandsons, Zane Howard Hayes, Patrick Brittain, Nathan Brittain, Josh Hayes, Cory Hayes, Cody Hayes, Ryan Kiefer & Hunter Kiefer.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


07/05/07

Garner and Sons Funeral home announces service for 84 year old, Ms. Lee Ella Jackson, of Shelby County. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Bland Lake. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 12:30 until nine in the evening at Garner and Son Chapel.

Among Ms. Jackson’s survivors are three sons, Lee Edward Ligon and Horace Jackson, both of San Augustine, and Morris Jackson, of Shelby County, three daughters, Lois Ray Jones and Beulah Mae Jackson, both of San Augustine, and Josephine Ratcliff, of Center, and two sisters, Lizzie Ligon and Maggie Jones, both of Dallas


Clinton Randall Crawford, 66, of Tenaha, was found deceased at his home on Wednesday July 4, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday July 8, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday July 8, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. At the family’s request Mr. Crawford was cremated and his cremains will be interred at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Crawford was born January 4, 1941 in Shelby County to Curtis and Juanita (Roberts) Crawford. He was a machine operator and a member of the United States National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Juanita Crawford.
He is survived by
Wife: Rose Myers Crawford of Tenaha
Son: Spencer Randall Crawford and wife Sarah of Carthage
Daughter: Tammy Marie Mitchum and husband Ray of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren: Chase Franklin Randall Crawford and Hannah Marie Crawford of Carthage.
Brother: Donny Crawford and wife Vickie of New London, Tx.
Sister: Tanya Johnson and husband Newton of Joaquin.
Nephews: Donald Wayne Crawford of Waskom and Joey Clinton Latham and fiance Sheerin of Nashville, TN
Niece: Meredith Lynn Johnston and husband Daniel of Lubbock, Tx.
Great Niece: Elizabeth Latham
Great Nephew: Evan Latham
Special Friends: "Chuck" Horton, "Dude" and Susan Jones, Neil Ferris and all his "Domino Gang"
Number of Cousins and Many Friends.

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


Charles E. Tyre, 66 of Huxley, went to see the Lord on July 3, 2007. He was born on February 20, 1941. Mr. Tyre was a very devoted family man. He loved having all his children, grandchildren, family and friends around. Before he got sick years ago, he was in the construction business. After his children got older, he and his wife loved driving across country in his 18-wheeler. Mr. Tyre also enjoyed riding Harleys, hunting and fishing. He was the best husband, dad, grandfather, and great grandfather a family could ask for. He was a member of the Mt. calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bill White, Maury Miller, Josh Horton, Josh Gilliespie, Brian Bishop and Ricky McFadden. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dusty Barbee, Jack Tyre, James Tyre and Ray Stroope.

Survivors include: Wife of 48 years, Mary Tyre of Huxley
Sons: Chuck Tyre and wife Mandy of Huxley
Chris Tyre of Shelbyville
Daughter: Sandy Sanford of Center
Godson: Billy White of Shelbyville
Grandchildren: Kristy Horton and husband Josh, Jennifer Tyre and fiance Josh Gilliespie, Bradley Richards and wife Lauren, Christina Barbee and husband Dusty, Scotty Tyre, Jessica Tyre, Dustin Sanford, Colton Tyre, Deanne Hughes adn Ryleigh Hughes.
Great Grandchildren: Taylor Horton, Logan Horton, Kiersten Richards and one expected great grandchild.

Sisters: Peggy Choate and husband Richard of Quitman and Linda Stroope and husband Ray of Huxley
Sister in law: Linday Tyre of Center
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by: Parents, Edgar and Bessie Tyre, Brother, James Tyre and Grandson Patrick Dustin Tyre

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Homer J. Potter, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn memorial Park with Masonic Graveside Services. Visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2007 from 2 PM until 4 PM and from 6 PM until 8 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Potter was born June 20, 1924 in Fort Summer, New Mexico to Henry and Sadie Julian Potter. He was the owner and operator of a Natural Gas Company in Tenaha for many years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force. Mr. Potter was also a member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737 for 40 years.

Mr. Potter is preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Black Potter, parents Henry and Sadie Potter, brother Norman and 2 sisters, Elsie and Evelyn.

Mr. Potter is survived by:
Son: Tony Potter and wife Sandi of Timpson
2 Grandsons: T.J. and Michael Potter of Timpson
Granddaughter: Toni Jeannette Potter of Nacogdoches
3 Stepsons: Ray Weaver and wife Kay of Irving, Texas, Jimmie Winfree and wife Terry of Mineola, Texas and Gary Winfree and wife Terry of Mineola, Texas.
Stepdaughter: J.J. and husband Robin of Clermont, FL.
Brother: Ed Potter of Des Moines, Iowa
Sister: Jaukana Hargis and husband Leo of Wichita Falls, Texas
6 Great Grandchildren, Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Many friends.

Pallbearers will be members of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737

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


Maxine Bennett - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 82 year old, Mrs. Maxine Bennett. Services are Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Bennett’s survivors are two sons, Thomas Earl Bennett and Ervie Lee Bennett, both of Center, five daughters, Lydia Ann Bennett, Hattie Mae Taylor, Francis Ann Pilot, Cheanette Lowe, and Ella Donere Bennett, all five of Center, and two sisters, Margie Bennett and Gloria Lee Pettigrew, both of Center.


Mrs. Eula Sparks - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 74 year old, Mrs. Eula Sparks, of Shelbyville. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Triumph Center. The body will lay-in-state from 10 to 11 Saturday morning. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Sparks’ survivors are her husband, Billie Jean Sparks, of Houston, four daughters, Georgia K. York, of Houston, Evelyn Joyce Sparks, of Shelbyville, Barbara Cartwright, of Shelbyville, and Gwendolyn Singh, of Center, and three sons, Andrew “Chuck” Kauffman, Donald Kauffman, and Michael Grisby, all three of Houston.


07/02/07

Herbert Ziesemer, age 84 of Houston, TX passed away Sunday, June 30, 2007 at Benner Healthcare Center (under the care of hospice) after a lengthy illness.
Graveside Services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, July 2, 2007 at Short Cemetery with Rev. John Bender, assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church of Center officiating. No Visitation is planned.

Mr. Ziesemer was born July 18, 1922 in Brenham,TX to Herman Ziesemer & Martha Franke Ziesemer.

He was a U.S Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Ziesemer was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Mr. Ziesemer was a member of the Plumbers Local Union #68 in Houston and was an Lutheran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman & Martha Ziesemer; Son, Tony Lee Ziesemer & 2 brothers, Walter & Charlie Ziesemer

He is survived by :

His Loving Wife: Maxie Lee Hughes Ziesemer of Houston,TX

Granddaughter: Yvette Ziesemer-Girouard of League City,TX

Special Friend: June Girouard of League City, TX
And A Number of Nieces, Nephews, & a Host of Friends

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


07/01/07

Lillie Mae Rash, 86, of Center passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Center. She was born April 21, 1920 in Shelby County to Space Taylor and Mammie McCarty Taylor. Mrs. Rash was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, July 2, 2007 at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Charles Williams, Bro. Don Windham, Bro. Harold Collins and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Rash's grandson: Wes Rhame, Kris Rhame, Michael Miller, Mark Miller, Matthew Miller, Mickey Miller, Kevin Rash, Lamar Rash, Beau Dennis, Robert Price, Harold Collins Jr. and G.B. Eaves.

Survivors include:
Sons: Bobby Glen Rash and wife LaNeil of Center
Kenneth Rash and wife Martha of Center

Daughters: Mammie Ener and husband Winfred of Hemphill
Iva Nell Miller and husband Gene of Center
Wanda Price and husband Kenneth of San Augustine
Martha Ann "Coonie" Dennis of Huntington
Betty Rhame and husband Jimmy of Center

Son in law: Harold Collins of Huntington

Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren
A Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by: Husband, A.M. "Meck" Rash
Parents, Space Taylor and Mammie McCarty Taylor
Daughter, Francis Collis
Grandson, Terry Rash
Granddaughter, Tommie Horne
Great Granddaughter, Kara Miller
One Brother and One Sister

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM, Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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06/30/07

Billy Charles Reeves, 71, of Garrison passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 at a Lufkin hospital. He was born August 21, 1935 in Rusk County, Texas to Don Reeves and Percy Moore Reeves. Mr. Reeves had spent most of his life in Garrison, but had lived the last few years in Lufkin.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County, Texas with Bro. Travis Lunsford officiating. Visitation will be held at the cemetery from 1:30 pm until service time.

Survivors include:

Brothers:
Richard Reeves & wife Shirley of Garrison
Buddy Reeves & Mona of Longview

Sisters:
Linda Paramore of Longview
Donna Rambin & husband Buddy of Garrison

Also a number of nieces, nephews and special friends of St. Giles Living Center in Lufkin.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Don & Percy Reeves
Brother-in-Law, Marlon Paramore


Mary Graziano Green, 84, of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007 at her home. She was born August 21, 1922 in Girard, Ohio to Angelo Graziano and Jenneria Casale Graziano. Ms. Green attended Saint Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine and volunteered at Care & Share in San Augustine.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Father Mike Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be begin at 12:00 pm and continue until service time at 1:00 pm.

Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Dan Fussell, Tommy Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Robert Caston and Ronny Caston.

Survivors include:

Brothers:
Frank Graziano & Sylvia of Cortland, Ohio
Joseph Graziano of South Jordan, Utah
John Graziano of Youngstown, Ohio

Sister, Ursula Sue Robey & husband Dave of Cleveland, Ohio

Brother-in-Law, Quinton Green of Crowley, Louisiana

Also many nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

Local survivors include:

Nieces:
Bettie Green Ivie & husband Marvin of Shreveport
Jo Beth Wilburn of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Vessie Green
Brothers, Dominic Graziano & Andy Graziano

Memorial contributions may be made to Care & Share, 104 N. Montgomery, San Augustine, Texas 75972 or a charity of your choice.


06/29/07

Elmer Vernon Moore, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather passed from the loving arms of his wife into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 27, 2007. He left this world quietly at his home after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 23, 1920 in Wheeler, Texas to Ruth Emieline (Marselus) Moore and Vernon Henry Moore. He attended both Texas Tech and Centenary College. He proudly served with the U.S. Army in the European theater in WWII where he earned a campaign medal with a Bronze Star. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of both the American Legion and the 40&8. He was employed as an accountant with the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and retired after 32 years of outstanding service. After his retirement he enjoyed both domestic and international travel and was a member of the Airstream Travel Club. He was a member of St. Matthais Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry, sang in the choir and served on numerous boards and committees.

In his life his priorities were service to his Lord Jesus Christ, his family and then finally himself. He married his lifetime soul mate Saravivis, on March 15, 1941. Together they enjoyed over 66 years of marriage and shared a loving and caring relationship like none other. He loved his family and was always the happiest when he had them all together at family gatherings.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Saravivis Wilkinson Moore; daughter Sylvia Georgene Moore Cox and husband Arthur Cox, Jr.; daughter Charmaine Ruth Moore Cox; son Elmer Vernon Moore, Jr. and wife Darla Gayle Lilley Moore; daughter Kathleen Ann Moore Cox and husband Ronald Dale Cox; daughter Vivis Yvette Moore Smith and her husband Frank Cary Smith; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

A private memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to local hospice organizations or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.


06/28/07

James Clayton “Cooney” Jordan, also affectionately known as “Bro”, 57, of Waskom, went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 after a lengthy illness. James was born March 9, 1950 in Center, Texas to Jewel Jordan and Rosa Mae Willoughby Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Wayne McKay and Chaplain Aaron Bequette officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 29, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories:

Very dear best friend, Linda Mischotta

Son, Tobey Jordan “Little Bro” and wife Kim

Daughter, Sonya Jordan Theodus and husband Jimmy Paul

Brothers:
Robert Jordan
Billy Ray
Bobby Jewel

Sisters:
Yelinda Bartlett
Brenda Jordan

Grandchildren: Cheyenne, Hunter, Peyton, Alex, Drake & Devan

And Special to his heart, Michal Dodson, Mark Dodson & wife Wendy.

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jewel Jordan & Rosa Mae Willoughby Sepulvado
Sister, Ethelda “Sissy” Jordon


06/26/07

Preston LaVon Moore, age 82, of Antlers, OK, passed away June 22, 2007 in Hugo OK. Preston was born June 27, 1924 in Nacogdoches County, Tx., the son of Monroe and Myrtle (Cantrell) Moore. He had lived in Rattan since 1987. After serving in the Navy, then the Coast Guard, Preston worked as a policeman, later as a cosmetologist, then as a Security Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Leon and O'Neal and 3 sisters Mae, Odessa and Roseling.

Surviving relatives: He leaves behind his wife Dorothy Moore of Antlers, 2 daughters, Elaine Moore of Halton City, Tx. , and Sherry Rust of Hurst, Tx., 1 brother, Grady Moore of Hermitage, Ark., 2 grandsons; Landon and Kelien Rust, along with many nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends and acquaintances.

Visitation: the family will receive friends Tuesday June 26, 2007 from 6 PM - & PM in the funeral home in Hugo, OK. Graveside services in Center on June 27, 2007 at 2 PM at Mount Olive Cemetery with David J. Smith officiating. Under the direction of Miller and Miller Funeral Home, OK.


06/25/07

Christa Sims/Bell, infant daughter of Christfer Bell and Tammy Sims passed away Friday, June 22, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital. She was born June 22, 2007.

Graveside Services are 11:00 am ~ Monday, June 25, 2007 at North Jerico Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. R.L. Cotton officiating.

Survivors include, Mother, Tammy Sims and Father, Christfer Bell both of Center. Half Brother, Ryan Bell of Austin, Maternal Grandparents, Billy Sims of Carthage and Becky Sims of Center, Paternal Grandparents, Clifford & Beverly Bell of Center. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Jane Northrop, 64, of Houston, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2007 in Houston.

Graveside services will be Wednesday June 27, 2007 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville with Fred Bray officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday June 26, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 5, 1942 to Nelson and Mildred (Jamison) Palmer. She worked as an office manger for Pure Energy and she also sold real estate.

She is preceded in death by her father Nelson Palmer.

She is survived by:

Son: Ronnie Northrop of Houston

Mother: Mildred Burney & husband Denny of Fulshear

Sister: Julie Bray & husband Fred of Fulshear

Niece and Nephews Thomas, James & Allison Bray of Fulshear

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


O.L. Witherspoon, 92, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007 at a Nacogdoches nursing home. He was born July 4, 1914 in Center to Oscar Leon Witherspoon and Elma Ann Wilson Witherspoon. Mr. Witherspoon grew up and attended school in Cleveland, Texas. He attended Baylor University, where he majored in business and was a member of the Baylor band. Mr. Witherspoon married Jean Nix in Center on February 29, 1936. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. He enjoyed going to his farm, raising cattle and golf when he was young. During the last few years of his life, he enjoyed going to Waco to see his Baylor Bears play football and also enjoyed the Baylor band marching at halftime.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

His survivors include:

Daughter, Jamie Stubbs & husband Benny of Nacogdoches

Granddaughter, Melissa Hayhurst & husband Mark of Kingwood

Grandson, Stefan Allen of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchildren, Hayden Allen and Mason Allen of Nacogdoches

Niece, Margaret Ann Warren & husband Clay of Center


06/20/07

Johnny Wayne Oliver, 55, of Center passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born November 10, 1951 in Shelby County, Texas to Austin Willis Oliver and Hazel Buckner Oliver. Johnny was officially known as the “Green Man” for selling produce. He was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Johnny loved fishing, farming and his dogs.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 22, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Brother, Marvin Willis Oliver of Center
Brother, Wardlow Woodrow “Joe” Oliver of Center

Sister, Linda Elizabeth Noble of Center

Companion & Friend, Carmen Zarate & her son, Fabian of Nacogdoches

Also a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Austin Willis Oliver & Hazel Buckner Oliver
Brother, Thomas Harold Oliver


Gertrud Phillips, 93, of Center passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1914 in Hamburg, Germany to Paul Buguhan and Anna Timm Buguhan. Mrs. Phillips had been a resident of Center for the past twenty-six years.

At her request, Mrs Phillips will be cremated.

Survivors include: Niee, Joan Crawford and husband Jay of Lexington, Virginia.

Special Friends: Josephine "Mollie" Barton of Center and Letitia Poindexter of Center.

Preceded in death by: Husband, George Phillips and Dear Friend, William J. Barton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sandra Mims, Ruth Cook, Pat Sherman and Irene Vaughn for the love and care they provided to Mrs. Phillips.


06/18/07

Mrs. Reba Childs, Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches and Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Reba Childs, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.


06/17/07

Neva Furlow, 96, of Homer, LA. formerly of Huxley. She passed away Saturday June 16, 2007.

Services will be 3:00 PM, Monday, June 18, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Muchie Furlow officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, June 18, 2007 at 10:00 AM untill service time.

She was born January 22, 1911 to Robert and Evie (Sample) Green. She was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Evie Green and husband Garland Furlow.

She is survived by:
Children: Carl Furlow & wife Ann of Temple, Nell Jobe-Cassatt & husband Merv of Huxley, Buck Furlow of Keithville, LA, Dan Furlow and wife Virginia of Homer, LA

9 Grandchildren
Great Grandchildren
Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers will be: Mark Furlow, Danny Furlow, Muchie Furlow and R.D. Green

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Bert F. Gafford, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday June 16, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday June 19, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday June 18, 2007 anytime after 11:00 a.m. family will be here from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 6, 1919 to John and Lucretia (Payne) Gafford. He was a member of First Baptist Church. For many years he worked for Lunsford Buick here in Center as an auto mechanic. He also worked and had an auto repair shop of his own.

He is survived by:
Wife: Elora “Loe” Gafford of Center
Daughter: Dorice Ramsey & husband Scot of The Woodlands
Son: J.T. Gafford & wife Tina of Lawton, OK
Grandchildren: Jo Lea Froehlich & husband Kelly of The Woodlands, John Gafford of Tyler, Jeanne Preast & husband Glynn of Lawton, OK
Great Grandchildren: Isaac Preast, Joshua Preast, Collin Froehlich, and Kyndall Froehlich
Step Children: Joel & Dorothy Murphree of Shelbyville, J.T. & Linda Adams of Lufkin
5 Step Grandchildren
2 Step Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers: Scot Ramsey, John Gafford, Kelly Froehlich, Glynn Preast, Justin Murphree, Mac Warren and Sammy O’Rear

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


William "Vestus" Smith, 90, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 10 AM at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Dock Watson and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2007 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 9, 1916 to Joe and Ola Norman Smith. He served in the US Army 7th Mounted Calvary during WWII. He owned and operated a service station in Tenaha for many years. He also worked for the Texas Highway Department where he later retired. He was a member of Ramah Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by parents, Joe and Ola Norman Smith, infant daughter and sister Limmie Ola Anderson.

He is survived by:
WIfe of 60 years, Winnie Smith of Tenaha
Daughter, Rosa Phipps of Tenaha
2 Grandsons, Nathan Kaluza & wife Lynn of Timpson and Arnold Kaluza III & wife Heather of Nashville, TN.
Great Grandchildren, Bethany Kaluza, Emma Kaluza, & Allison Stewart
Sister, Martha Jo. Seago of Orange
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Sister in law, Viola Christian of Center.

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


06/16/07

Wilma Woolley, 86, passed away Friday June 15, 2007 in Austin, TX.

Graveside Service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday June 19, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday June 19, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 17, 1930 to Clarence and Verdry (Forsythe) Westmoreland. She was a high school teacher for 35 years where she mostly taught Home Economics for the Center ISD. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was an avid Bridge player and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church here in Center.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy Rockwell Woolley.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Susan Tolles & husband Jim of Austin
Grandchildren: Lauren & Andy Upton of Dallas, Joanna Tolles & Jess Tolles of Austin

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


Tammy Rash Mikesh, of Huxley, passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 8, 1960 in Shreveport to Charles Rash and Ann Gregston Rash. Tammy was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. She was a substitute teacher for the Center school district for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jack Forbis, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Husband, Marty Mikesh of Huxley

Daughter, Melisa Moore & husband Danny of Beaumont

Step-Sons:
Phillip Mikesh of Huxley
Brian Mikesh & wife Annette of Kerrville

Mother, Ann Reeves & husband Gene of Huxley

Brother, Larry Rash & wife Vickie of Huxley
Brother, Derrick Rash of Huxley

Step-Daughter, Ashley Booker & husband John of Timpson

Special Friend, Arie Ann Baker of Timpson

5 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchildren

Nephews:
Cecil Rash & wife Amanda of Minnesota
Brandon Rash of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chuck Rash of North Carolina

Also other nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Charles Rash, Sr.
Brother, Charles Rash, Jr.


Willie Connor Ariola, 24, of Denver, formerly of Logansport, passed away Friday, June 8, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. He was born January 27, 1983 in Shreveport to Kevin M. Ariola and Nelda Creech Ariola. Willie was a former member of First Baptist Church in Haslam.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Father, Kevin Ariola of Logansport

Mother, Nelda Creech of Gunnison, Colorado

Sister, Haley Jo Wright & husband Michael of Alvord
Sister, Sally Ariola of Denver, Colorado

Grandmother, Ozelle David Ariola of Logansport

Great Grandmother, Lula Bell David of Logansport

Aunt, Miki Dyess & husband Joey of Joaquin

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Maternal Grandfather, Garner Creech
Paternal Grandfather, Elwyn Ariola


06/08/07

Rickey Glynn Jones, 49, of Center passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007 at a Tyler hospital. He was born June 28, 1957 in Center to William Levell Jones and Betty Vaughn Jones. Mr. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Edward McRae and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Smith, Paul Burch and Robert Kelly.

Survivors include:

Father, Levell Jones of Center

Daughter, Tammie Smith & husband David of Center

Grandchildren: Laurel, Tristan & Nickolas Smith

Brother, Teral Jones & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches

Nephew, Brad Jones of Center

Niece, Tera Jones of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by mother, Betty Jones.


Mrs. Vicky Darlene Treat, - Hawthorn Funeral Home announces services for 47 year old, Mrs. Vicky Darlene Treat, of Joaquin. Services are tomorrow (Saturday, June 9, 2007) afternoon at two o’clock at Hawthorn Chapel with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will be in Smith Cemetery. Visitation is this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Treat, died Thursday, June 7, in Center. She was born November 6, 1959 in Shreveport, LA. to Robert Quincy and Lessie Lenora Barnett Adams. She was raised in rural galloway and attended Logansport High School. Vicky marride Judd Treat and made a loving home for her family. She loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Robbie Diane Hagans.

Among Mrs. Treat’s survivors are her husband, Judd Treat, of Joaquin, her parents, Robert and Lessie “Teet” Adams, of Galloway, one son, Paul Douglas “Trey” Kinman, III, of Carthage, one daughter, Golda Kinman Sowders, of Galloway, and one sister, Laurie Cordova, of Galloway. Special cousin and friend, Denise Murphy of Logan. Grandchildren: Mitchell Lee Kinman, Alana Jolynn Kinman and Leah Danielle Sowders. Step Grandchildren, Grayson and Stone.

Pallbearers: Michael Kilpatrick, Keith Creech, Danny Wilkerson, John Derek Adams, Edward Murphy and Shane Mosley.

Honorary Pallbearers: Rickey Barnett and Robert Doyle Adams.


Mrs. Bobby Hardage Edwards - Graveside services for 87 year old, Mrs. Bobby Hardage Edwards, formerly of Timpson, will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon between 3:30 and four o’clock at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.


06/07/07

Gertrude "Trudy" Thomas, 84, of Joaquin, Texas passed away June 5, 2007 at Willis-Kinghton Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born in Grapeland, Texas to parents, Willie Edward & Mary Ellen Foreman. She was a retired bank teller,

Services will be Friday, June 8, 2007 at 2 PM at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Billy Freeman and buiral will be at Brookland Cemetery, Haslam, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, Joaquin, Texas. Family will receive friends from 4 PM till 9 PM, Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, WIllie Edward & Mary Ellen Foreman, 2 Sisters, Dorothy Lee Foreman & Lois Fay Foreman Kurylo, 2 Brothers, Edward Odell Foreman & Ashton "Tot" Foreman.

Survivors include: 2 Sisters, Elizabeth Aline Loa of Keithville, La. and Sadie Marie Plunkett of Joaquin. 2 Brothers, Billy F. Foreman of Logansport and Buiel "Buck" Foreman of Logansport.

Pallbearers will be: NormanArbuckle, Jack Andres, Glen Gill, Ernest Nix, Jack Lanton Jr., Dickie Smith, Mike Woods and Richard Lloyd.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Joaquin and member of the Order of The Eastern Star Magnolia Chapter No. 706 & Military VFW Star.


06/06/07

Ercy Risinger, 82, of the Dunnigan Community of Shelby County, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born July 9, 1924 in San Augustine to James Sowell and Allie Mae Wall Sowell. Ms. Risinger was a member of the Dunnigan Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 8, 2007 at Dunnigan Baptist Church in Shelby County with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Son, Edward Risinger & wife Jean of the Dunnigan Community

Grandson, Keith Risinger & wife Roxie of Mauriceville

Granddaughter, Cindy Gamble & husband Stephen of the Dunnigan Community

Great Grandchildren:
Whitney Denney of the Dunnigan Community
Cori Fields of the Dunnigan Community
Stephanie Risinger of Mauriceville
Melissa Risinger of Mauriceville
Katie Risinger of Mauriceville
Kristen Fitzgerald of the Dunnigan Community
Matthew Gamble of the Dunnigan Community

Brother, Lester Sowell of San Augustine

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Buren Risinger
Granddaughter, Cathy Risinger Fields
Sister, Audrey Cox
Brother, Alfred Sowell

Memorials can be made to the Cathy Fields Scholarship Fund, 646 CR 2813, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.


Mr. D. L. White - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 79 year old, Mr. D. L. White, of the East Liberty Community. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Among Mr. White’s survivors are three brothers, Augusta White, of California, Donnie E. White, of San Augustine, and Lorinza White, of Alabama, and two sisters, Roena White, of Wichita Falls, and Verna Smith, of Dallas.


Mrs. Bessie B. Garrett - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 86 year old, Mrs. Bessie B. Garrett, of Nacogdoches. Services are Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Bryant Temple Church of God in Christ. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Garrett’s survivors are three daughters, Bessie M. Hooper, of Nacogdoches, Bertha Kirk Patrick, of Carlton, and Mary Simon, of Nacogdoches, six sons, Thora Lee Hooper, of Washington, Ed Hooper, of Dallas, Milton Hooper, of Dallas, Willie Hooper, of Mexico, Benford Hooper, of Dallas, and Stanley Hooper, of Nacogdoches, and three sisters, Rosie Jean Holland, of Nacogdoches, Cora Lee Bryant, of Garrison, and Essie Lee Bryant, of Garrison.


06/05/07

James Russell Moore, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007, at his home. He was born August 17, 1951 in Arp to Silas Rueben Moore and Vera May Moore. Mr. Moore was a self-employed welder.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Joaquin First Baptist Church Cemetery in Joaquin with Brother Jody Hooper officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Michelle McCarley & husband, Shawn, of Mt. Pleasant
Lori Moore & fiancé, Anthony Foil, of Lindale

Grandchildren:
Colby Henigan, Cassity Henigan, Callie Loggins, Ty McCarley, Cheyenne Foil & Kade Foil.

Mother: Vera Moore of Joaquin

Brothers:
J. D. Moore & wife, Rhonda, of Joaquin
Paul Moore & wife, Sharon, of Logansport

Sister: Kathy Bayles & husband, Frannon, of Dublin Georgia and Sherron Anthony of Joaquin

Preceded in death by: Father, Silas Rueben “Buck” Moore


Thomas Lee "Buster" McMahon, 73, of Tenaha, passed Monday, June 4, 2007 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born November 6, 1933 in Center to Luther McMahon and Nela Brittain McMahon. Mr. McMahon was member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the US Air Force.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Russ Atwood and Rev. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. McMahon's Survivors Include:
Wife, Elaine McMahon of Tenaha
Children: Tommy McMahon of Tenaha, Cindy Haltom & husband Craig of Tenaha and Stephen McMahon & wife Shirley of Colorado Springs, Co.
Grandchildren: Mark Halton & wife Erin of San Antonio, Michelle Haltom Aleandri(USAF currently deployed to Iraq) & husband Vincent(USAF currently deployed in Korea), Malissa Nevin of Colorado Springs, Co., Thomas Nevin, currently at Great Lakes Navy training center in Chicago, Illinois, Chris Cox of Colorado Springs, Co.
Great Grandchildren: Dyllan Rose Haltom of San Antonio and Brenden Miller of San Antonio.
Sisters: Clara Honea of Nacogdoches and Louise Green of Houston.
Brother: Garth Griffith & wife Imogene of Industry, Tincy Griffith of Center and Waylon Griffith of Center.
Sister in law: Eyvonne Scurlock of Houston, Betty Harding & husband Key of Dickinson and Barbara Horton & husband Lance of Tenaha.
Brother in law: Robert "Buddy" Sowell & wife Jerry of Timpson.

Preceded in death by:
Grandson: Rebel Thomas McMahon
Parents: Luther McMahon & Nela (MaMahon) Griffith
Sister: Alma McMahon
Brothers: Norris McMahon, Martin McMahon & Calvin McMahon.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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05/31/07

Gene Hoyt Bittick, 72 of Center, TX died May 30, 2007 at his home in Houston, TX surrounded by his loving children, after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Gene was born March 5, 1935 to Albert Elijah Bittick and Elizabeth Bertha Leah Waller in Camp Worth, TX. He was a 1955 graduate of Pearland High School. He served in the U.S. Army. On Dec 5, 1959, he married Vanda Sue Scott in San Augusting, TX. Gene was an Industrial Engineer at Cameron Iron Works in Houston for over 30 years until he started Gene Bittick Signs in which he provided unsurpassed quality until the age of 71 years old! He enjoyed his children and was loved by all that had the luck to meet him. He loved being with his large family and fishing.

Proceeded in death by father and mother, brother Garland, father-in-law Morris E Scott of Jasper, TX.

Survivors: Son Scott, granddaughters Cameron and Stephanie of Ridgefield, CT.
Daughter Sherry, son-in-law Ed Maloy, grandchildren Steven, Meagan, Erica, Heather and Makaylee of New Braunfels, TX.
Son Brad, daughter-in-law Janie, and grandchildren Bradley, Scott and Stacy of Marshall, TX.
Brothers and Sisters-in-laws, Guy and Nancy of Humble, TX, Maudell of Groveton, TX, Dwight and Cecelia, Richard, Sammy all of Pearland, TX.
Mother-in-law Hazel Scott of Jasper, TX.
Great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and his Sweetheart Fleta Hill and her family.

Visitation: Thursday May 31st from 7 - 9 PM at Waltrip Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Friday June 1st at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77055 (713-465-25825). Followed by Graveside service at Oaklawn Memorial Park Hwy 7 E, Center, TX 75935 (936-598-4331). In lieu of flowers please send contributions in the name of Gene H. Bittick to MD Anderson Hospital, Attn: Thoracic Unit, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 (713-792-3450).


Joel Marty, 41, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007. He was born October 25, 1965 in Dallas to Charles Eugene Marty and Lola Mae Robins Barnfield Marty. Mr. Marty was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Russell Matlock, Chris Simmons, Michael Simmons, Albert Barnfield, Leland Edward Cashion, Robert Boren, Joey Belanger and Zachary Boren.

Survivors include:

Wife, Debbie Marty of Center

Father, Lee James Barnfield of Center

Brothers:

G.B. Williams, Jr. of San Augustine

Albert Lee Barnfield & wife Alice of Center

Alvis Marty & wife Penny of Kemp

Aldon Marty of Hawkins

Pete Marty of Texas

Jaimie Marty of Ohio

Danny Marty of Hawkins

Jess Marty of Dallas

Wayne Marty of Ohio

Sisters:

Elaine Bellanger & husband Ron of Center

Kay Ray of Center

Mary Boren & husband Robert of Dallas

Helen Ratcliff & husband Davis of Ft. Worth

Krissy Marty of Hawkins

Visitation will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/25/07

Cody Josiah West, 21, of Center, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 in an automobile accident. He was born July 10, 1985 in Longview to Troy Curtis West and Kimberly Kay Webb West. Cody was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

His survivors include:

Parents, Troy & Kim West of Center

Brothers:

Josh West of Center

Shane West of Center

Chase West of Center

Sister, Hope West of Center

Grandparents, Tommy & Alice West of Center

Grandparents, Nell & Ed Strickland of Center

Uncles:

Ronny West & wife Connie of Atlanta, Georgia

Danny West & wife Susan of Center

Kerry West & wife Florence of Center

Kerry Webb & wife Lisa of Highland Village

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/24/07

Jimmy Ray Stanley, 69, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007 in Houston. Mr. Stanley was born June 6, 1937 in Groveton to Benjamin Stanley and Irene Webb Stanley. He was the owner and operator of Stanley's Wood Shop in Tenaha and he served in the National Guard for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetary in Tenaha.

Mr. Stanley's survivors include:

Wife, Edith Stanley of Tenaha

Sons:
Johnny Stanley & wife Christine of Houston
Donny Stanley of Baytown
Reggie Stanley of Baytown

Daughters:
Kimberly Smith of Tenaha
Valerie Stanley of Baytown

Stepsons:
Shannon Trammell of Tenaha
Sheldon Trammell of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Allen Stanley, Andrea Stanley, Ashley Stanley, Amy Stanley, Kristen Smith, Spencer Smith, Cory Stanley and Derrick Stanley

Three Step Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Bobby Stanley of Highlands
Jerry Stanley of Baytown

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Sandra K. Stanley
Brother, Ed Stanley
Sister, Margie Stanley

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/23/07

Ruth Lee Collum Hinton, 71, of Deer Park passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at her home. She was born November 4, 1935 in Shelbyville to Jim and Lela Collum. Ruthie was married to Gaylon Hinton for 42 years before he passed away in 1996. She was a dedicated wife, mother, maw maw, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Ruthie loved her children and grandchildren and was happiest when she was with her family. She was a life long member of Thomas Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena and a member of Sardis Baptist Church when she moved back to Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with

Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Richard Furlow, Jimmy Sledge, Andrew Marshall, Timmy Marshall, Trey Searcy, Keith Windham and Kevin Windham.

Ruthie is survived by:

Daughter, Dianne Reat & husband Mark

Sons:

Michael Hinton & wife Renee

Rick Hinton & wife Tammie

Jimmy Hinton

Grandchildren:

Johanna & Jocelynn Hinton

Rachel & Katie Reat

Matthew, Chelsea & Benjamin Hinton

Daughter-in-Law, Terry Hinton

Sister, Mae Furlow & husband Clovis

Brother, Lee Collum

Sisters-in-Law:

Francis Farr & Joyce Gillies

She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

A special thank you to niece, Fran Sledge for her extra love, unconditional help and support with mom!

Ruthie was preceded in death by:

Husband, William Gaylon Hinton

Parents, Jim & Lela Collum

Brothers, J.W. Collum, J.L. Collum, & Paul Collum

Sister, Irene Barton

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Foundation or donate a book to your local school library in her name.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Lillie Young, Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 86 year old, Lillie Young.


05/21/07

Harold Bennett, 84, of Center passed away Monday, May 20, 2007. He was born December 15, 1922 in Illinois.

At the family’s request, Mr. Bennett has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Adam Heady, Danielle, Buck Williams, Joe McKee and Lucy Hutto.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Rose Mangrum & husband Mike of Center

Grandson, Harold Heady of Center

Grandson, Adam Heady of Center

Granddaughter, Danielle Heady of Center

Brother, Dean Bennett of Laharpe, Illinois

Sister, Lorain Griffith of Illinois

Bobbie Markey of Laharpe, Illinois


Marinette “Mary” Okun, 80, of Lumberton died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.

A native of Marseilles, France and a resident of the area since 1960, Mary was a retired production assistant at Helena Labs.

She is survived by her daughter, Curtis Ann Okun of Lumberton; sons, Michael Henry Bush and his wife Joyce, and Danny Paul Bush and his wife Brenda all of Center, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband August “Sidney” Okun.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Woodville. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007 at the mortuary.


Edgar Bryan Rushing - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Edgar Bryan Rushing, Junior, of Pasadena and formerly of Joaquin. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Chapel. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from five until nine o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Rushing’s survivors are his wife, Grace Hutto Rushing and three daughters, Susan Krueger, of Dallas, Mary McManis and Pattie Sepulvado and one son, Bill Rushing, of Center, and two sisters, Mary Jane Grant, of Nacogdoches, and Joyce Anson, of Dallas..


05/20/07

Hairloyd Emanis, 81, of Center passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Tyler. He was born April 21, 1926 in Shelby County to Will Emanis and Vada Graves Emanis. Mr. Emanis was retired from the oilfield business.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 21, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Roger Purdy officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Emanis' nieces and nephews.

Survivors include: Sister, Patsy Helpenstell of Henderson. Brother, Billy Emanis and wife Janet of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: Parents, Will and Vada Emanis, Brothers, Adron Emanis and Winton Emanis, Sister, Dixie Adams, Nephew, Tommy Gene Emanis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8: 00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


05/17/07

J.D. Snelson, 86, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born November 30, 1920 in Garrisonto Will Allie Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson. Mr. Snelson was a self-employed plumber and electrician. He attended Garrison Church of Christ and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Aaron Golden officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Snelson of Garrison

Daughter, Kay Jackson & husband David of Shreveport

Grandchildren:

David Jackson & wife Lori

Greg Jackson & wife Christy

Sister, Pauline Williams of Kountze

Four Great Grandchildren

Also a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Will Allen Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson

Three Sisters & Four Brothers

Memorials can be made to the Garrison Fire Department, P.O. Box 351, Garrison, Texas 75946

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.


05/16/07

Mary Berwald, 83, of Center, passed away May 13, 2007 at a local nursing home. She was born June 15, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Nelson Warlick and Helen Chitty Warlick.

At the family’s request Ms. Berwald has been cremated and there will be a private ceremony for her in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.

Her survivors include:

Nephew, Mike Bird & wife Donna of Center

Niece, Robin Beckerze & husband Paul of St. Louis, Missouri


Doborah K. Ruddell Jones, 48, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at a friend’s home in Marshall. She was born June 19, 1958 in Carthage to Johnnie Ruddell and Marjorie Humphries Ruddell. Mrs. Jones attended the First Assembly of God in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lovejoy, Dean Oates, Robert Oates, Craig Borders, Tim Newcomb and Herman Snider.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Oates & Shay Williams.

Survivors include:

Husband, Donald Jones of Center

Daughter, Pamela Williams of Harlingen

Grandson, Tristan Williams of Harlingen

Granddaughter, Trinity Williams of Harlingen

Mother, Marjorie Ruddell of Center

Brother, Robert Ruddell of Center

Special Friends:

Regina Oates & husband Roy of Marshall

Michael Lovejoy of Huntsville

Lisa Lovejoy-Cherry of Marshall

Krystal Lovejoy of Marshall

Brittany Lovejoy of Porter

Tyler MacDuff of Marshall

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Johnnie Ruddell

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/14/07

Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 80 year old, Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock Triumph Church. Burial will be in the Saint John Cemetery.
Among Ms. Giddings’ survivors are: one son, Eltroy McCowin, Senior, of center, three daughters, Edith Jackson, of Center, Mable Thompson, of Shelbyville, and Patricia Ellington, of Houston, and one sister, Joyce Ann Cartwright, of Shelbyville.


05/11/07

Ruth Haire, age 98 of Tyler passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Tyler, Texas.

Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She was born October 7, 1908 in Mossville, Mississippi. She was a school teacher for Arp I.S.D. for 43 years where she taught primary grades. She was a member of the Arp First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wiley W. Haire who passed away in 1939 and Minnie Lee Meadow who passed away in 1958 and Brother, W.S. Haire.

She is survived by: Sister in law, Bobbie Haire of Dallas. Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.

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


John Roy Hetherington, 55, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born February 29, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana to John Roy Hetherington, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Moore Hetherington. Mr. Hetherington had been a technician for Bell South for 34 years. He was of the Methodist Faith.

At the family’s request, Mr. Hetherington will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until service time on Sunday.

Mr. Hetherington’s survivors include:

Wife, Colleen Hetherington of Logansport

Daughters:

DeeDee Hetherington of Dallas

Emily Ann Hetherington of Logansport

Son, John R. Hetherington, III of Logansport

Sister, Dottie Bringle of Joplin, Mississippi

Brothers:

Lane Hetherington of Panama, Oklahoma

Michael Hetherington of Kalskag, Alaska

Johnny Hetherington of Guthrie, Oklahoma

Father & Stepmother, John R. Hetherington, Sr. and Dorotha Hetherington of Cameron, Oklahoma

Mother-in-Law, Margaret Hathorn of Center

Sister-in-Law, Suzanne Hathorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Brother-in-Law, Kevin Hathorn of Dallas

Three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and uncles.

Ms. Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center


05/10/07

Robert E. Price, age 53 of Center passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his home here in Center.

Services will be:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating. Burial will follow at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington.

Visitation will be Friday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 5, 1954 in Lufkin, Texas. He worked as a press operator at Southwest Color Graphic in Lufkin for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlice & Maxine (Bryan) Price.

He is survived by:

Brothers & Sisters-in-law:

Kenneth & Billie Ruth Price of Center

James & Brenda Price of Lufkin

George Price of Center

Sisters & Brothers-in-law;

Helen & Hubert Shoffitt of Lufkin

Lillie & Don Davidson of Lufkin

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Gerald Don Hooper, 69, of Arlington passed away Thursday, May 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1937 in Longview to WIlliam Forest Hooper and Odell English Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a 1956 Graduate of Pine Tree High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He served his country in the Air Force.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday May 12, 2007 at Watons and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

The family will recieve friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday May 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbears will be Anthony Mora, Andrew Mora, Adrian Mora, David Davis, Robert Davis and Lance Davis.

Survivors incude:
Daughter: Veneica Kay Mora and husband, Frank of Arlington.
Sons: Randall Lee Hooper and wife, Misty of Euless and John Jefferson Hooper and wife Adela of Euless.
Ten Grandchildren: Anthony, Andrew, Adrian, William, Raechel, Daniel, Justin, Jacob, Sarah and Jennifer.
Sisters: Fern Davis and husband J.R. of Linden, Dessie Lee Meadows and husband Mickey of Longview and Virginia Ann Reeves and husband Jerry of Longview.
Aunt: Ann Hooper of Center.
A number of nieces, nephews and other family.
And a host of friends.

Services are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods - Jimerson Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage announces services for 93 year old, Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods, of Tenaha. Services are this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Among Mrs. Woods’ survivors is her husband, J. Lloyd Woods, of Tenaha.


05/08/09

John Henry Lynch, 78, of Huntington , was born August 23, 1928, in San Augustine County, Texas, the son of the late Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch and Roy (Dick) Lynch. He passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin , Texas .

Services were held Monday, April 23, 2007, in Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend, Don Chumley and Tim Lynch, officiating. Interment was in Garden of Memories , Memorial Park in Lufkin .

Mr. Lynch was retired from Texas Foundry in Lufkin . He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Lynch was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:

Wife of 33 years: Florence Lynch of Huntington
Daughters and son-in-laws: Dianne Lynch Livingston and Ricky Livingston of Center, Brinda Sue Lynch of Ft. Worth and Bonnie J. and Michael Baiamonte of Houston
Son: Richard A. Butler of Lukin
Bother and sister-in-laws: James R. and Ogeda Lynch of Nacogdoches ; William Hughie (Bill) and Helen Lynch of San Antonio
Sisters and brother-in-laws: Lillian Mildred Johnson of Houston ; Ira Lee Holt of Corsiana; Ila Mae and Jim Wheatly of Shelbyville
Seven Grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:

Parents
Son: John Lynch Jr.
Great-grandson: Gregory Scott Livingston
Brother: Guy Lynch.

Pallbearers were Wesley Livingston, Bryan Livingston, Jason Justin, Joseph Cochran and Richard Butler.


James Robert Allen was born on August 12, 1937 to James Thomas Allen and Kathleen Watson Allen in Jacksonville, Texas and passed away on May 4, 2007 in Huntsville, Texas.

Mr. Allen is survived by Melissa and Mark Hayhurst, daughter and son-in-law, of Humble; Thomas Stefan Allen, son, of Nacogdoches; Hayden Allen and Mason Allen grandsons; and Carolyn Sharon Allen, sister, of Huntsville and was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Sam Houston State University, lived in Center, Texas over twenty years where he taught a business class in the local high school and was a principal at C.H. Daniels Intermediate School. He was a workaholic and a collector who had a love for history and genealogy. He also enjoyed many hours traveling and staying in his RV.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00am at the Oakwood Cemetery. He will lie in state on Monday, May 7 from Noon to 7:30pm at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

Memorial condolences may be made online at www.shmfh.com


Reggie Paul Fountain - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 51 year old, Reggie Paul Fountain, of Center. Services are Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Fountain’s survivors are: his wife, Gloria Faye Bennett Fountain, of Center, his mother, Sarah Lynn Fountain, of Center, three daughters, LaToia Jackson Fountain, of Center, Shannon Bennett, of Center, LaTisa Bennett, of Houston, one son, Byron Bennett, of Houston, one brother, David Lynn Fountain, of Center, and three sisters, Wanda Fountain Hill, Rose Patton, and Anita Williams, all three of Center.


05/07/07

Dee Rankin, 68, of Timpson, passed away Monday May 7, 2007. The family has requested that she be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 12, 2007 in the home of her daughter, Theresa Anderson in Timpson from 2 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

She was born January 15,1939 to Clarence Evans and Rolfernene Harris Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by:

Mother: Rolferene Freeman of Nashville, Ark

Husband: Larry K. Rankin of Timpson

Daughter: Theresa Anderson & husband Steve of Timpson

Son: Greg Stringfellow of Palastine

4 Grandchildren: DeLinda McDonald & husband James of Timpson, Aaron Whitehead of Tyler, Adam Whitehead of Timpson, Mark Anderson of Center

4 Great Grandchildren: Kylie Sigler, Kaitlyn Sigler, Corey Sigler, Emily McDonald

3 Sisters:Trella Bea Howell & husband Bud of North Carolina, Rita Treece & husband James of Nashville, Ark, Ann McQuire & husband Don of Georgia

1 Brother: John Evans of Alaska

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home


05/02/07

Rose Mae Willoughby Jordan King Sepulvado, 78, of Hallsville, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at a Longview nursing center. She was born June 2, 1929 in Shelby County to Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Bryd Willoughby. Ms Sepulvado was retired from Libbey Glass Company in Shreveport. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hallsville and the Kay Hilburn Sunday School class.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Paddie, Cody Bartlett, Charles Chambliss, Wayne Willoughtby, Robert Jordan, Toby Jordan, Rhett Treche and Shane Willoughby.

Honorary pallbearer will be Alvis "Buddy" Willoughby.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Robert Earl Jordan & wife JoAnn of Reserve, Louisana
James "Koonie" Jordan of Waskom

Daughter, Yelinda Rose Bartlett & husband Bruce of Hallsville

Brother:
Buddy Willoughby of Center
Wayne Willoughby & wife Rose of San Augustine

Sisters:
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Betty Chambliss & husband Charles of Lufkin

8 Granddaughters, 7 Grandsons

16 Great Granddaughters, 9 Great Grandsons

Double first cousin, Lea Willoughby Whitton of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Byrd Willoughby
Husbands, Jewel Jordan & Vernon King
Daughter, Ethelder Jordan Mitchell Worthington

Visitation will be held Friday, May 4, 2007 from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/01/07

Anna Mae Day Shillings, 97, of Center, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. She was born November 4, 1909 in Shelby County to Monroe Day and Lela Coston Day. Mrs. Shillings was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was a homemaker and had lived in Center most of her life.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Mike Shillings and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Nethery, Michael Nethery, Mark Shillings, Larry Shillings, Jeff Shillings and Rev. Michael Shillings.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Betty Jo Shillings Williams of Houston

Son, Gene W. Shillings & wife Martha of Bryan

Grandchildren:

Michael Jon Shillings

Mark Allen Shillings

Larry Brian Shillings

Steven Wayne Shillings

Jeffrey Andrew Shillings

Stacie LeAnn Williams Schulz

13 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Johnnie Shillings

Son, Johnny Mac Shillings

Daughter-in-Law, Betty Lou Shillings

Grandson, Douglas Marion Williams

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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04/30/07

Rev. Maurice Lout, 87, Lifelong resident of Center, passed away Monday April 30, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical in Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 3, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will start Tuesday evening and continue Wednesday and until service time on Thursday.

Among his survivors are

Children:
Bobby Lout of Cleveland
Sharon & Luther Conway of Center
Alton & Judy Lout of Shepherd
Pam & Robby Parker of Center

Sisters:
Birdie Crocker of Waco
Johnnie Hutto of Waskom
LaVerne Smith of Port Arthur
Jean Savage of Benton, LA
Tommie Rohrer of California

Brother: James Paul Lout of Conroe

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

Mr. Claude Lipka, age 93 of Orange passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 in Alameda, CA.

Full Military Memorial Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at Old Home Cemetery.

He was born July 1, 1913 to Edward and Tessie Lipka. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by:
2 Nieces
Nancy Laevitt
Sharron Miller

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Verlee Pullin Barham, age: 91 of Fort Worth, formerly of Huxley, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Fort Worth, TX.

Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating, burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 2, 1916 in Kilbourne, LA to parents, Jesse & Lula Bankston Pullin. She owned and operated a florist for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 903, in Joaquin. She was a member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Walker Barham.

She is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Andrew W. Barham, Jr. & wife, Sue of Ft. Worth

2 Granddaughters:
Jeyen Barham~Kaiel of Seattle, WA
Stacy Santen & husband, Matt of Charleston, West Virginia

4 Great Grandchildren:
Emily, Riley, Will & Ben Santen of Charleston, West Virginia

Special family friends:
J.E. & Sandra Alexander of Memphis, Tennessee

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Walker Barham

Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Stolz, Elwood Kay, Tommy Hyatt & Tommy Arden

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


04/27/07

Lorine Daw, 87, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007. She was a long time resident of the Haslam area, where she and her late husband of 42 years, Burk Daw, had a Skelly Service station during the late 40’s and early 50’s. Mrs. Daw was very active in this business. She was the last of the original thirteen service station owners on the Haslam Strip.

Mrs. Daw was born on October 29, 1919 to Julius Levet (J.L.) and Bernice McGee Blount of Shelby County. She was 87 years young. Mrs. Daw had been in Pine Grove Nursing Home for the past several years.

She was a 50-year-plus member of the Joaquin Chapter of The Eastern Star and was the last of the original members of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she and her late husband, Burk, and his brother, Waymon and wife Euna helped organize the church back in the early 50’s.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Randy Smith and Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Daw, John E. Brandt, Ricky Daw, Stephen A. Brandt, Roger Daw and Matthew Brandt. Honorary pallbearer will be Logan Dewayne Daw.

She is survived by:

Her only child, Mona Ray Daw Brandt of Joaquin

Daughter-in-Law, Martha Daw of Joaquin

Very Special Nephew, who visited her quite often, Hugh Daw of Joaquin

Grandsons:
John E. Brandt and wife Lynn of San Antonio
Stephen Brandt and wife Julie of Keller
Jimmy Daw and wife Gay of Joaquin
Ricky Daw and wife Karen of Joaquin
Roger Daw and wife Elidia of Joaquin

Sister-in-Law, Dorothy Blount of Joaquin

Great-Granddaughters:
Lauren Daw, Delayna Daw and Dori Daw of Joaquin
Charlea Brandt of Midland\
Ashley and Christina Brandt of San Antonio

Great-Grandsons: Matthew Brandt, Jonothan Daw of Joaquin and 8 month old Logan Daw of Joaquin

Mrs. Daw had her first Great-Great Grand son, Matthew Tyler Brandt, born on September 9, 2006 of San Anontio. Also surviving Mrs. Daw are her two-step grandchildren, Katie and Brady Snow of Keller.

She is also survived by a host of friends and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death:

Parents, Julius Levert and Bernice McGee Blount of Joaquin

Brothers Alonzo Blount, Aaron Blount, E.B. Blount and his wife Maurie

Sisters, Avis Rhame and her husband E.G. Rhame, Ella Blount Hare and her husband Bill Hare.

Step Son, Wayford Daw

Brother-in-Law, W.A. Daw and his wife Una

Sisters-in-Law, Marcell Richards, Lucille Truitt and her husband Garvin

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/26/07

Ruth Hughes, 66, of Timpson passed away Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Nacogdoches. She was born November 10, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas to James Harper and Neva Buckner Harper. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 28, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Frankie Desoto officiating.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Hughes, Curtis Hughes, Matt Wright, Joseph Kline, Shuan Milford and Wade Allen.

Survivors include:
Husband: Charles Joe Hughes of Timpson
Daughter: Lowana Amos and husband Stanley of Timpson
Sons: Clifford Hughes and wife Joeleen of Mt. Enterprise and Curtis Hughes and wife Misty of Mt. Enterprise
Sister: Janis Fausett and husband Spud of Marshall
Nephew: Matt Wright and wife April of Marshall
Great-niece: Maddison Wright of Marshall
Brother: Jimmy Harper of El Paso
Brother-in-law: Leonard Hughes and wife Rena of Timpson and Robert Ray Hughes and wife Ellen of Mt. Enterprise.
Nephew: Michael Fausett & wife Leslie of Tyler
Great Nephews: Brayden Fausett of Tyler and Jackson Fausett of Tyler
6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, April 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Hubert Leon “Red” Weatherly, 94, of Nacogdoches, passed away, April 25, 2007 in Nacogdoches, Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, April 28, 2007 beginning at 9:00 AM.

Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches with Bro. Shan Durham will officiating.

He was born March 8, 1913 in Nacogdoches to Samuel Jackson Weatherly and Clemmie Mae Tarver. He was a construction welder and worked in ship yard during WWII. He was a Masonic Lodge member. He attended the Appleby Church of Christ

Survivors Include:
Wife: Maurine Hutson Weatherly of Appleby
Brothers: Jack Weatherly & wife Lurline of Garrison, Bobby Weatherly of Conroe
Sisters: Jewel Pirtle of Carthage Billie Jean Barnhart & husband Oscar of Douglas Margaret Spivey & husband J.Y. of Garrison Betty Harper Young & husband Jim of Garrison
Grandson: Jeff Miskell of Troup
Granddaughter: Arla Phelps of Jacksonville
Great Grandson: Justin Miskell of Denton
Great Granddaughter: Amie Lynn Adams of Troup
Great Great Grandchildren: Sean Adams, Emory Miskell
Step Sons: Albert Weatherly & wife Peggy of Nacogdoches Milton Weatherly of Athens, Edward Weatherly of Lewisville, Mitchell Weatherly & wife Terry of Colleyville
Special Friend & Caretaker: Sandi Luman

Also a number of nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by: First Wife, Lois Travation, Second Wife, Iris Smith Weatherly

Brothers, Preston Weatherly and Hugh Weatherly

Sisters, Ruth Weatherly, Catherine Black, Alma Leta Foley

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


Claudine Haywood Moore,85, of The Stockman Community who passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 6:00 until 9:00 each night.

She was born October 3,1921 to Jim and Stella Adkison Haywood. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by parents Jim & Stella Haywood, Husband Aubrey Moore Sisters Ardell Bardwell, Loraine Haywood, Hester Blackwell and brother James Haywood

Among her survivors include:

Daughters:
Ruby Daley of Carson, MS
Elaine McKinney & husband Stan of Seabrook, TX
Ann Nelson & husband Howard of League City
Kathy Richard of The Stockman Community
Debra Moore of Timpson

8 Grandchildren:
Mike, Cheryl, and Greg Daley
Sandy Greer
Cynthia Pennington
Susan Solimine
Claudia & Carol Sue Clark

9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Marilyn Griffin of The Stockman Community

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Jerry Stevens - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Jerry Stevens, of Timpson. Services are planned for tomorrow (Friday) in LaMarque. Burial will follow in Grace Cemetery in Hitchcock. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Timpson Eastern Star, care of: Jo Fleming, 12187 County road 3281 East, Garrison, Texas 75946.

Among Mr. Stevens’ survivors are, his son, Ronnie Stevens, of Santa Fe, daughter, Judy Brittain, of Timpson, and brother, Eddie Stevens, of Houston.


Mrs. Larhonda Gail Redmond - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Mrs. Larhonda Gail Redmond, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Redmond’s survivors are, her husband, Willie J. Redmond, of Center, two daughters, KeAundra Redmond, of Nacogdoches, and Precious Redmond, of Center, one son, Jared Redmond, of Center, her mother, Mary Ruth Garrett, of Center, her father, L. W. Garrett, of Center, two sisters, Karen Jackson and Charlotte Garrett, both of Center, and three brothers, Larry Garrett and Vernon Garrett, both of Center, and Reverend Jackie Garrett, of Beaumont.


Acy Young - Frazier Funeral Home of Houston announces services for 92 year old, Acy Young, of Joaquin. Services are Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Mount Olive Church in Joaquin. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday morning beginning at nine o’clock at Mount Olive Church.

Among Mr. Young’s survivors are, his daughter, Evelyn West, of Houston, and four sons, R. C., David, and J. C., all three of Houston, and Jerry, of San Antonio.


04/24/07

Exie Marie Lister - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 70 year old, Mrs. Exie Marie Lister. Services are Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church. Burial will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Lister’s survivors are her husband, Joe L. Lister, of Center, her mother, Marie Hubbard, of Dallas, seven daughters, Daborah Davis, of Dallas, Evelyn Simon, of Mount Pleasant, Laretha Williams, of Ervin, Annette Polley, of Longview, and Sherron Watts, Tammie Moore, and Marilyn Thompson, all three of Center, four brothers, Randy, Charles and Alvester Hubbard, all of Center, and one sister, Mary Garrett, of Center.

Services for Mrs. Lister are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


04/23/07

Richard Thomas Black, 57, of Houston passed away Monday, April 23, 2007 at his home. He was born September 19, 1949 in Houston to James Harold Black and Laura Maybelle Davis Black. Richard was of the Baptist Faith.

Following cremation, the family will have a private memorial service at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors Include: Parents, James and Paula Black of Palestine, Brother, James Black of Deer Park and Brother, Ronald Lee Black of Deer Park.

Preceded in death by: Mother Laura Maybelle Davis Black and Brother Donald Earl Black.

C.E. Carlton, 89 of San Leon passed away Monday, April 23, 2007 at UTMB in Galveston.

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday April 25, 2007 after 5 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 26, 1917 to Benjamin and Lanora Pinkham Carlton. He is preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Corne Smith Carlton.

Amoung his survivors include:
Son: Lon Carlton and wife, Brenda of San Leon, Texas.
Grandson: Curtis Carlton of North Richland Hills.
Granddaughter: Gwen Parker & husband Gregg of Arlington
Step Grandson: Christopher Rudd of Dickerson
Step Granddaughter: Virginia Rudd of Honolulu
Great Grandson: Ethan Carlton of North Richland Hills
Sisters in law: Fannie Hagler of Center.and Relda Carlton of DeKalb
Nephews: Nik Hagler of Pearland and Jeff Carlton of DeKalb
NIeces: Nancy Bailey of Little Rock, Ark. and Karla Ballew of DeKalb

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


Tom Neuenschwander, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away April 22, 2007 in Lufkin. He was born September 30, 1954 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Wilbert Neuenschwander & Betty Jean Heckman. Tom has resided in Shelbyville for the past year. He previously resided in Alvin for 17 years.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County with Chaplain Kathy Norrod officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sherry Neuenschwander of Shelbyville

Daughter, Angela Neuenschwander of Fayetteville, North Carolina

Step-Son, William Baker of Shelbyville

Step-Son, David Jones & wife Bonnie of Elgin, Oklahoma

Granddaughter, Elizabeth Jones of Elgin, Oklahoma

Grandson, David A. Jones of Elgin, Oklahoma

Step-Son, Trey Jones & wife Joey of Germantown, Maryland

Grandson, Declan Jones of Germantown, Maryland

Granddaughter, Mairead Jones of Germantown, Maryland

Sister, Michelle Altnau of Lake Jackson


Mrs. Larhonda Redmond - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 48 year old, Mrs. Larhonda Redmond, of Center


04/22/07

Caely LyAnn Sanders Currie, 16, of Center passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 in Center. She was born May 11, 1990 in Lufkin to Dusty Sanders and Terry Spratley Sanders. Caely was a homemaker and a student. She loved scrapbooking. Caely was a member of the Governor's Program on Abstinence of Louisiana and a volunteer spokesperson on Cystic Fibrosis. She attended Central Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Max Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:
Son, Damon Currie,
Husband: John Currie of Many, Louisiana,
Father: Dusty Sanders of Center,
Mother: Terry Fugler of Shreveport, La.,
Stepfather: Larry Spratley of Nacogdoches.
Brothers: Casey Sanders of Center, Corey Spratley of Nacogdoches and Cole Fugler of Many, La.
Stepbrothers: Justin Carroll of Joaquin and Jamie Carroll of Joaquin
Stepsister: Jessi Carroll of Joaquin
Grandparents: Rodney and Sonya Golden of Timpson, David and Mae Spratley of Las Vegas, Tommy Hicks of San Antonio and Granny Sis Sanders of Center.

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by, Grandfather: Jack Sanders and Great Grandmother: Allie Mae Wright.

Visitation will be held from 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, April24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/15/07

J.W. Hall, 75, of Center passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1931 in Woodsboro to Johnny Hall and Odetus Marsh Hall. Mr. Hall served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Wright, Beau Donaldson, Neil Goings, Johnnie Heibel, Randy Heibel and Brad Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Heibel, Tom White, Ted Holt, Fred Baugh, Bob Pate, Rex Richards & Rodney Golden.

Survivors include:

Wife, Alice Hinton Hall of Center

Daughters:
Carol Looney & husband Gary of Lufkin
Nancy Keeling & husband Gordon of DeBerry

Sister, Sadie Heibel & husband Charlie of Victoria

Sister-in-Law, Gale Hall of Luling

Step-Son, Martin McDaniel of Palestine

Special Step-Daughter, Margaret Goings of Center

Special Step-Daughter-in-Law, Rene’ McDaniel of Center

Grandsons:
Caleb Wright & wife Amanda of DeBerry
Beau Donaldson of Lufkin

Step-Grandson, Neil Goings of San Antonio

Step-Granddaughters:
Jennifer Peery of Terrell
Sara Weise of Victoria
Chelsea McDaniel of Center

Also a number of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Johnnie & Nancy Hall
Brother, Tommie Dale Hall
Step-Son, George McDaniel
Step-Son-in-Law, Gene Goings

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Ross "Woody" Lonergan , 49, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 24, 1957 in Chandler, Arizona to James Cecil Lonergan and Pat Vernable Lonergan. Mr. Lonergan was retired from AT&T where he worked as a communication technician. He service in the US Navy and the Air National Guard.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Frank McCardy officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Andrews, Randy Robertson, Billy Mac Walton, Terry Walton, Brandon Bailey and Richard Bailey.

Survivors include:

Wife, Kathryn Bailey Lonergan of Joaquin

Father, James Cecil Lonergan of Houston

Son, Shawn Lonergan of Joaquin

Daughter, Shannon Lonergan of Houston

Brother, Timothy Lonergan & wife Mitzi of Gretna, Louisiana

Sister, Ginger Copelas of New Orleans, Louisiana

Sister-in-Law, Gladys Andrews & husband Rickey of Center

Uncle, Ross Richardson & wife Barbara of Houston

Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Elbert & Ruth Bailey of Center

Grandmother, Syble Irish of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, cousins and several friends.

Preceded in death by:

Mother, Pat Vernable Lonergan

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Addie Cameron, 84, of Joaquin, went to be with her lord on Saturday April 14, 2007. She passed away at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R.L. Coudrain and Bro. Hollis Bass officiating, burial will follow at Deadwood Cemetery in Panola County.

Visitation will be Monday April 16, 2007 after 11 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ms. Cameron was born July 29, 1922 to Allie and Sally Adams Carter. She married Leslie E. Cameron on October 13, 1942. Ms. Cameron was of the Pentecostal faith and very active in church till her health brought her down. She loved her lord and going to church. She also loved helping others anyway she could. Ms. Cameron also enjoyed fishing and if she was a getting a bite she would sit there all day long. That’s just how much she loved her fishing. She was dearly loved and will forever be missed. Grandma would not want us to feel sorry for her, for she has gone on to a better place. God’s Smiling face waits for her at Heaven’s Gates. But just know we will always carry her precious memories in our hearts.

She is preceded in death by her parents Allie and Sally Carter, husband Leslie E. Cameron and Brothers and Sisters.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Ouida Pearl Pierce of Carthage
Gay Nell Barber of Joaquin

Sons:
Cleveburn Cameron of Joaquin
Dennis Ray Cameron of Joaquin

8 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

4 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister:

Winnie Haney of Longview

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


04/13/07

Lorene Foster, 90, of Center passed away Thursday, April 13, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born June 5, 1916 in Center to Herbert Hughes and Lillie Mae Turner Hughes. Mrs. Foster was an avid art lover. She painted oil still life, oil paintings of children and young people, and did wild bird woodcarvings.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Seth Hancock, Marlin Glyn Hughes, Gaylon Warr, Terry Foster, John Monk & Pat Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Turner, Sammy Monk, Kenneth Warr, Gene Walker, Dylan Hughes and John Hughes.

Survivors include:

Husband, Woodrow Foster of Center

Daughter, Sara Hancock & husband Joe of Henderson

Granddaughter, Amber Joanna Hancock of Denton

Grandson, Seth Foster Hancock of Henderson

Nephews:
Marlin Glyn Hughes & wife Jayne of Nacogdoches
Terry Mike Foster & wife Judy of Center
Wamon Foster of Hart
Leroy Foster of Herford
David Foster of California
Keith Foster of Missouri

Nieces:
Carol Ann McCarty & husband Bill
Marie Koster & husband Ed of Vermont
Royce Ray Case of West Texas

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Herbert Hughes & Lillie Mae Turner Hughes

Brother & Sister-in-Law, Marlin & Uletha Hughes

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/12/07

Bertha Ann Brittain, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born February 19, 1942 in Center to Jessie Meyers and Audrey Adams Meyers. Ms. Brittain was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Mark Woolf officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Braxton, David Adkison, Jason Meyers, Mike Braxton, Charles Barr and Shannon Langford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Braxton, Tony Meyers, Steven Evans, Bruce Koonce and Franklin Doggett.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Johnny Brittain & wife Tammy of Center
Ronny Brittain of Tenaha
Eugene Brittain of Navasota
Ricky Brittain of Palestine

Daughters:
Deborah Dennis & husband Randy of Joaquin
Laura Griffin of Center
Cindy Langford & husband Shannon of Center

13 Grandchildren

8 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Jack Meyers & wife Linda of Jasper

Sister-in-law, Avis Moss & husband Barney and Mary Lou Miller

Brother -in-law, J. I. Brittain & wife Pauline

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Tye Brittain.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday, April 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Bobby Patrick Barbee, 53, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007. He was born April 12, 1953 in the Short Community of Shelby County to Archie Barbee and Faye Deason Barbee. Mr. Barbee was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist and the Texas Logging Council.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Carrol Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Derek Barbee, Brandon Barbee, Coby Barbee, Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Dusty Barbee.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sharon Barbee of Shelbyville

Son, Adam Barbee & wife Jamie of Center

Son, Logan Barbee of Shelbyville

Daughter, Kristy Barbee of Houston

Grandson, Mason Barbee of Center

Sisters:
Barbara McDonald of Garrison
Beverly Walker of Garrison
JoAnn Rushing & husband Bill of Center
Vickie Snider & husband James of Huxley
Linda Faye Cougler & husband Everett of Center
Rhonda Holloway & husband Robert of Center
Carolyn Harkness & husband Ricky of Center

Brothers:
John Barbee & wife Ginnie of Center
“Bo” Archie Barbee & wife Cindy of Center
Ricky Barbee & wife Tammy of Center
Donald Barbee & wife Julie of Logansport
Denel Ray Barbee & wife Rosy of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Archie Barbee & Faye Deason Barbee
Brother, William Marshall Barbee

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/10/07

Martha Sue Crayne Billingsley, 73, of Tatum, was born January 7, 1934 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. to Charley Crayne and Lena Russell Crayne. She passed away April 7, 2007 in her home in Tatum after a lengthy illness. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements for cremation are by East Texas Funeral Home of Longview. Survivors include her husband Burl Billingsley of Tatum, Daughter Christine Roberts of Tatum, Sister-in-law May Armstrong of Longview, Brother-in-law Ray Billingsley of Gurdon, AR., Sister Florine Wilson of Little Rock, AR., Granddaughter Stephanie Underbrink, and Justin Underbrink and Alecia Underbrink Great Grandchildren all of Center, Texas.


Mrs. Lee Argie Crockett - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 56 year old, Mrs. Lee Argie Crockett, of Shelbyville.


Mrs. Ersel Mae Chumley McClelland - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 89 year old, Mrs. Ersel Mae Chumley McClelland, of Orange. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Todd Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Rather Cemetery.

Among Mrs. McClellands, survivors are one daughter, Lillie Joe Richards, of Orange, and one sister, Ms. Vernie Chumley, of Center


04/09/07

William “Billy” McNeese, age 77 of Huxley “Harvey’s Landing” passed away Monday April 9, 2007 at the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be:
1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.
Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, family will have visitation from 5:00 pm until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 11, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to parents, William Oscar McNeese and Irene Furlow McNeese who precede him in death. He was a butcher, baker and chef for many years in the Military and in the Dallas area. He owned and operated several restaurants in this area.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1948 until 1951. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McNeese.

He is survived by:
Sister & Brother-in-law: Sue & Harry Murdock of Center
Brother & Sister-in-law; Jerry & Helen McNeese of Jal, New Mexico
Sister: Carol Williams of Breckenridge, Texas

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Step Children:
Gary Gilbert of Ohio
Rev. Billy Gilbert & wife, Prisca of Sweeny

Number of Nieces & Nephews

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Oneita Vaughn age 85 of Huxley passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 at her home in Huxley.

Services will be: 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2007 ~Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley and Bro. Lamar Denby officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation is Monday, April 09, 2007 and continue until service time on Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 13, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to parents Hearn & Nettie Eddins Brittain. Many years ago she taught school at The Liberty School, Eddins School, Strong School and Browns Chapel School.

She was a lifelong member of the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hearn & Nettie Brittain, Brothers, Hershell Brittain, Lamar Brittain, Hugh “Cotton” Brittain & Joe Brittain.

She is survived by:

Husband of 59 years: Jake Vaughn of Huxley

Daughter: Lynette Vaughn of Huxley

Step Daughter: Margaret Cockrell & husband, Jerry of Joaquin

Grandchildren: Charles Elliott & wife, Mandi of Carthage, Stephen Elliott & wife, Kelly of San Augustine

Step Grandchildren: Ricky Cockrell & wife, Kathy, Brad Cockrell & wife, Lisa of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren: Hunter, Tanner & Physher Elliott

Step Great-Grandchildren: Brandon & Katelyn Cockrell and Meagan & Allyson Cockrell of Joaquin

Sister: Marjorie Lundy & Husband, Lee of Austonio

Brother, Ben Brittain & wife, Shirley of the Beech Grove Community

Sisters-in-law: Eula Long of Huxley and Catherine Rash of Monticello, Arkansas

Special Caregiver: Cassandra Swindle of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers: David Jones, Chuck Raymond, Aubrey Gene Elliott, Phillip Chambliss, Ricky Cockrell & Brad Cockrell

Honorary Pallbearers: Larry O’rear, Rusty Hall, Travis Long, Jerry Cockrell & Jeremiah Jones

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Mary Louise Griggs was born on June 6, 1921 in Waxahachie, Texas and died April 9, 2007 in Center, Texas. She married G.W. Griggs in 1946 and was a devoted Baptist preacher’s wife until his death in 2001. Until recently, she was active in her Sunday School and church at Neuville Baptist.

She is survived by three daughters, eight grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Oldest daughter Nancy and her husband Ronnie Perry live in Center. Their boys and their families are Ron, Alicia, and Connor from Waxahachie, Texas. Steven, Amanda, and Keeley from Ft. Worth, Texas. Tim Perry and Chris Perry are from Center, Texas.

Middle daughter Debra and her husband James Carroll live in Joaquin , Texas . Their sons are Clint and wife Deslyn from Whitehouse, Texas and Clayton from Joaquin.

Youngest daughter Cathy and her husband Charles Conway live in Center, Texas . Their daughters, and their families are Mindy, Matt and Preston Peveto from Houston, Texas. Laura, Wes and Bethany Kilpatrick from Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mrs. Griggs is survived by daughter-in-law LaVerne from Azle, Texas, two sister-in-laws, Geneva Esselman and Berta Lane Esselman from Waxahachie, Texas and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gene and Norma Terry also from Waxahachie. She also has many nieces and nephews. One special niece is Marilyn Harris from Lorena , Texas and best friend and telephone buddy Mrs. Chris Waller from the Neuville Community.

Services will be held by Bro. Marion Huckaby at Mangum Funeral Home at 2:00 Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 5:00 until 9:00. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be her six grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be her two granddaughters.

Services under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home


Minnie Estelle Huckabay, 93, of Alamo, Texas, passed away Saturday April 7, 2007.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Billy Freeman. Visitation will be Monday, April 9, 2007 from 3 PM until 5 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 13, 1913 to David and Minnie Sellers Perkins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edinburg.

She is preceded in death by parents David and Minnie Perkins and husband James Udell Huckabay and Son, James David Huckabay.

She is survived by: Daughter; Shirley Smith and husband Leon of Alamo, Texas, Daughter-in-law, Vickie Crump Huckabay of Liberty, Texas. 7 Grandchildren: sheryl Gassiott, Lisa Barth, Karen Hatzold, Scott Huckabay, Leslie Shaw, Michael Huckabay and Brittany Huckabay.

11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild

Sister: Lillian Crump of Timpson
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Katy Brown Maxin - Age 78 Passed away Easter Sunday at WK Hospital in Shreveport , La. Formally of Timpson. Married Daniel Maxin of Canton , Oh. She was a Mother and homemaker. There will be services for Katy Maxin at The Nacogdoches Christian Fellowship Church. Located at 1701 E. Main. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.All are welcome for the services. Funeral to follow.

Survivors include two sons: Mike Wood of Texas City , TX . Danny Crawford of Center, TX.

Five daughters: Diane D.’Asaro of Conyers, GA. Wanda Faye Suarez of Houston , TX . Jenny Porter of Pasadena , TX

Ann Maxin of Nacogdoches , TX . , Leslie Blacksher of Nacogdoches , TX .

Husband of 60 years: Daniel D. Maxin

17 Grandchidren and 11 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death: Father Ike Brown and Mother Eunice Brown

One brother: Jack Brown

One sister: Margaret


04/06/07

LaMerle Duncan McCoy, 86, of Royse City, a former 20 year resident of Joaquin, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007. She was born November 26, 1920 in Joaquin to Robert Duncan and Lorene Kendall Duncan. Ms. McCoy attended the Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center.

Funeral services will be held 3:00pm, Monday, April 9, 2007, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor R.B. Elumbaugh and Pastor David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Son, Don McCoy & wife Anita of Royse City

Brother, Leo Duncan & wife Avis of Shelbyville

Grandson, Dwayne McCoy & wife Jennifer of Katy

Great Grandchildren, Christian and Carlee

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Robert Duncan & Lorene Kendall Duncan

Husband, Waymon McCoy

Brothers, Lamar and Elvin Duncan

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Tommie Yates Furlow, 68, of Keithville, Louisiana passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born June 17, 1938 in Joaquin to Thomas Yates and Dovie Hinton Yates. Mrs. Furlow was a member of the Mansfield Road Baptist Church and also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Glenn Scruggs and Bro. Donald Ray Bush officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Husband, Buck D. Furlow of Keithville, Louisiana

Daughter, Debbie Mahaffey of Slidell, Louisiana

Son, Jimmy Matthews of Shreveport, Louisiana

Stepdaughter, Pam Coleman of Keithville, Louisiana

Stepdaughter, Peggy Kolb of Kimberling City, Missouri

Stepson, Buck E. Furlow of Blanchard, Louisiana

8 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Thomas Yates and Dovie Hinton Yates

Two Brothers and One Sister

Son, Donnie Matthews

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 7, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/05/07

Marty Ray Brittain Jr. 51, passed away Wednesday April 4, 2007 as a result of a car accident.

Graveside Services are 10 a.m. Saturday April 7, 2007 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating.
Visitation will be Friday April 6, 2007.

He was born September 27, 1955 to Marty Ray Brittain Sr. and Virginia Palmer Brittain. He graduated from Center High School in 1974. He was a Dozer Operator at TXU in Beckville where he has worked for 29 years. He was a member of Center Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his father Marty Ray Brittain Sr.
He is survived by:
Wife:
Kathy Wheeler Brittain of Center
Son:
Johnathan Brittain of Center
Daughter:
Ashley Brittain of Center
Mother:
Virginia Palmer Brittain of Center
Sister:
Sharon Stewart
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:
Gilbert and Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Sister-in-law:
Pam Wheeler Hibbard & husband Wallace of Tyler
Brother-in-law:
Don Wheeler & wife Cheri of Center

Visitation for Marty Ray Brittain will be Friday, April 6, 2007, from 9 AM to 9 PM

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


04/04/07

Kelly Dean Stockton, 59, passed away Monday April 2, 2007 in his home in Dallas, Texas. He was born April 14, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Cascia Hall and Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kelly was in the outdoor advertising business for over 35 years and especially enjoyed his affiliation with Texas Stadium over the years. He was a true sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. Kelly was a member of Signature Athletic Club and considered himself a born Oklahoma Sooner! To say Kelly spearheaded all parties and events is an understatement. Socially and professionally, Kelly was fun loving and the life of the party. He was considered a “true giver” and played Santa Claus year round!

Visitation will be at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home in Dallas on Wednesday April 4, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm April 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Kelly is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Monette; furry children Bacardi and Taz; brothers Tommy and wife Cindy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Danny and wife Carolyn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; in-laws Montie and Deck Jones and Keith and Amanda Wagnon of Center, Texas and seven nieces and nephews.

Kelly is preceded in death by his parents Dean and Genevieve Stockton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wish with Wings, 917 W. Sanford Street, Arlington, Texas 76012


04/02/07

Angela Smith, 50, of Carthage, formerly of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007. She was born October 1, 1956 in Hever, California to Hubert Parkman and Janie Trujillo Parkman. Ms. Smith was of the Baptist faith.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Dereka Jane Binstock of San Francisco, California

Son, David Lee Binstock, Jr. of Napa, California

Sister, Susann Sancton of Joaquin

Brother: Darrell Lee Parkman & wife Angela of Gilmer

Parents, Hubert & Janie Parkman of Tenaha

Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including special friend, Angie Salias

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Etoula Moore-Watson
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Etoula Moore-Watson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Watson’s survivors are one daughter, Glenda Brittain, of Timpson, and one sister, Burlene Anderson, of Timpson.


Sallie Young Parker, 95, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Sallie Garrett Young was born on November 11, 1911 in Marshall, the daughter of Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartstill Young.

Mrs. Parker was the widow of Heber C. Parker who owned and operated Parker Brothers Motor Company for many years. She moved to San Augustine when she was four years old and graduated from San Augustine High School in 1928. She attended T.W.U., then Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth for one year and was on the tennis team. Mrs. Parker worked nine years for R.C. Downs of San Augustine, cotton buyer and president of First National Bank. On April 9, 1939 she married Heber C. Parked and moved to Center. Sallie & Heber were the parents of two children, Nancy Lynn, born in 1942, and James Perry “Jimmy”, born in 1944. Sallie was a member of First United Methodist Church; a member of United Methodist Women; past treasurer, member and past president of the Women’s Reading Club and a former member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating.


04/01/07

Leta Fleming Lansford, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born August 24, 1920 in Center to James C. Fleming and Ollie Campbell Fleming. Ms. Lansford retired after working for many years in the dietary department at Shelby General and Memorial Hospital. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Eugene Doan officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Lansford, Ric Lee, Todd Chapman and Christopher Chapman.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Rita Danner of Center
Sue Chapman of Center
Vicki Lee and husband Michael of Center

Son, Mark Lansford of & wife Debbie of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Todd Chapman of Nacogdoches
Dani Lewis & husband Scott of Little Elm
Melissa Lee & husband Ric
Jeremy Lansford & ife Tiffany of Longview
Elizabeth Lansford Wilson of Center
Joseph Brandon Lansford of Lufkin

Great Grandchildren:
Steven Chapman, , Krista Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Caitlyn Lewis, Casey Lewis, Victoria Lee, Harrison Lee and
Jayden Lansford

Brother, J.C. Fleming & wife Marie of Beaumont

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James C. Fleming & Ollie Campbell Fleming
Husband, Douglas Lansford
Four Sisters & One Brother
Grandsons, Brandon Hardy & Matthew Lansford
Great Grandson, Grayson Lee

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of A New Beginning Church, PO Box 48, Center, Texas 75935.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Angela Smith, 50 year old Angela Smith of Carthage formerly of Tenaha. Ms. Smith died Friday in Carthage. Services time and family to be announced.

Services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

George DeWitt Moran, age 90 of Tomball passed away Friday, March 30, 2007.
Graveside Service will be 12:00 Monday, April 2, 2007 New Hope Cemetery, Center, TX. with Ron Petree officiating.
He was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Thornton, AR, he served in the US Navy and he worked as a draftsman for Cameron Iron Works in Houston for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is preceded in death by parents, Veo Valdex & Annie Irene (Sindle) Moran and his wife, Marjorie Beck Moran.

He is survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews,
Great Nieces & Nephews, Great Great Nieces and Nephews

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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03/30/07

Garry Stephen Walker, 68, of Onalaska, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday March 31, 2007 at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Mark Woolf officiating.

He was born August 30, 1938 to Ray G. and Viola Walker.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Viola Walker.

He is survived by: 2 Children, Kelli martinez and husband Frank of Clear Lake, Texas, and John Melcher of Clear Lake, Texas. 4 Grandchildren: Austin, Samantha, Jennifer & Gabriella. 1 Great Granddaughter: Brooklyn and Uncle: Jess Coleman and wife Enola.

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


Reverend W.R. Gardner - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Reverend W. R. Gardner, of Carthage. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. His body will lie in state from 10 until 11 in the morning tomorrow (Saturday) at the church. Reverend Gardner was the pastor of Gates Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville for 25 years.


Leon McCollister - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 72 year old, Mr. Leon McCollister, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mr. McCollister’s survivors are four sisters, Betty Tutt and LuCrecia Henderson, both of Tenaha, Doris Bussey, of Seattle, Washington, and Mary Ann Christopher, of Mansfield, Louisiana.


Flowler Tot Green - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Fowler Tot Green, of Lake Jackson, and formerly of Bobo. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Chapel. Interment will be in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Among Mr. Green’s survivors are his wife, Anna Belle Screws-Green, of Lake Jackson, and his daughter, Trina Green Taylor, of Lake Jackson.


03/29/07

Sallie Young Parker, 95, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Sallie Garrett Young was born on November 11, 1911 in Marshall, the daughter of Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartstill Young.

Mrs. Parker was the widow of Heber C. Parker who owned and operated Parker Brothers Motor Company for many years. She moved to San Augustine when she was four years old and graduated from San Augustine High School in 1928. She attended T.W.U., then Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth for one year and was on the tennis team. Mrs. Parker worked nine years for R.C. Downs of San Augustine, cotton buyer and president of First National Bank. On April 9, 1939 she married Heber C. Parked and moved to Center. Sallie & Heber were the parents of two children, Nancy Lynn, born in 1942, and James Perry “Jimmy”, born in 1944. Sallie was a member of First United Methodist Church; a member of United Methodist Women; past treasurer, member and past president of the Women’s Reading Club and a former member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Nancy Pederson & husband Paul of Waco

Son, Jimmy Parker & wife Anne of Center

Granddaughters:
Ashley Parker of Seattle, Washington
Lisa Parker of Center

Grandson, Brandt Parker & wife Lisa of Austin

Sister, Ellen Love Burrows of Austin

Brother, Heartsill Young of Mason

Also numerous nephews and nieces.

Special friends are Fannie Jackson, Lola B. Phillips, Pearl Burgay.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Hicks Mortuary announces services for 69 year old, Wilbert Ira “Wildcat” McClelland. Services are Friday afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. McClelland’s survivors are his wife, Myrtis M. McClelland, one daughter, Kristi R. McClelland, one son, Anthony McClelland, and two brothers, Doctor Charles Tatum, of Houston, and Willard McClelland, of Center.


03/25/07

Bruce Wagnon, 63, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 28, 1943 in Warren, Arkansas to Floyd A. Wagnon and Georgia Berryman Wagnon. Mr. Wagnon served in the US Army during Vietnam, where he received a Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, a Purple Heart, a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge, and a Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class Unit Citation. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Mr. Wagnon retired from SWB and was a member of the SWB Pioneers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Michael Hale, Rev. Carl Smith and Steve Wagnon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Doggett, Barry Doggett, Clay Wagnon, Tracy Collins, Bob Covington, Ken Ramsey, Harold Osborne and Todd Baldwin.

Honorary Pallbearers will Joe Ellis, Hal Wyatt, Franky Adams and Claude Lucas.

Survivors include:

Wife, Elaine Wagnon of Center

Sons:

Brett Wagnon of Center

Daniel Wagnon & wife Sheila of Lewisville

Joel Wagnon of Center

Grandchildren:

Grace Wagnon of Center

Luke Wagnon of Lewisville

Brothers:

George Wagnon & wife Laura of Warren, Arkansas

Keith Wagnon & wife Amanda of Center

Mother-in-Law, Barbara Bittick of Center

Brother-in-Law, Bruce Bittick of Center

Sister-in-Law, Marlene Doggett & husband John of Center

Also a number of nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Floyd A. Wagnon & Georgia Berryman Wagnon

Brother, Bobby Wagnon

Father-in-Law, J.C. Bittick

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Harold Edwar Lewis Sr.63, of Joaquin passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Lewis was born August 8, 1943 in Houston to Harold Garner Lewis and Lela Winifred Perry Lewis. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Lewis was an electrician. He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to watch his grandchildren play sports.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Woodcox, Rick Kirby, Jason Harvey, Timothy Wilkerson, Michael Joe Byrd, Bo Posey, Justin Runnels and Timothy Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Tomlinson, Thomas Harvey, Glenn Byrd and Orville Davis.

Survivors include:
Sons: Harold Edward "Bubba" Lewis Jr. and wife Celeste of Joaquin. and Jerry Lewis of Joaquin.
Daughters: Candy Cox and husband Roy of Joaquin and Sheri Lewis of Joaquin.
Seven Grandchildren: Jameie Baskin, Bradley Lewis, Brandi Lewis, Benjamin Baskin Jr, Amanda Lewis, Justin Lewis and Jamie Raimond.
Three Great Grandchildren:
Host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Harold Garner Lewis and Lela Winifred Perry Lewis

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, March 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


03/24/07

Iris Wooley, 80, of Tenaha passed away Friday, March 23, 2007 in Longview. She was born May 30, 1926 in Tenaha to James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin. Ms. Wooley retired from Superior Oil Company where she was employed as an accounting clerk. She was a member of the Tuesday Night Painting Group, The Do Dat Graft Group and the Methodist Women's Crafting Group.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Jim Bradley officiating.

Memorials may be made to ASPCA Tributes, 110 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Survivors Include:
Daughter; Joann Ballou and husband Jeffrey Scott of North Troy, Vernont

Brothers;
Paul Erwin and wife Frances of Texarkana, Arkansas
Jack V. Erwin and wife Alma of Liberty, Texas

Sister; Betty Jean Childress of Joaquin

Nieces and Nephews:
Linda Jane Weaver, Diane Roquemore, Artie Erwin, Don Erwin, Carter Erwin, Brad Erwin and Cindy Childress

Preceded in death by:
Husband; Denson Sapho Wooley
Parents; James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin
Brother and sister-in-law; James Carter Erwin and Pauline

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


03/23/07

Jessie Mae Bolton - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 61 year old, Jessie Mae Bolton, of Shelbyville and formerly of Palestine. Services are Sunday afternoon at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Bolton’s survivors are her husband, L. B. Bolton, Senior, of Center, one son, Kenneth Bolton, of Center, one daughter, Gloria Nays, of Palestine, three sisters, Lola Phillips, and Gwendolyn Singh, both of Center, and Vera Brown, of Nacogdoches, and one brother, Billy Cartwright, of Center.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


03/20/07

Sarah Emmaline Adame, 17, of the Patroon Community in Shelby County, Texas passed away Friday, March 16, 2007. She was born November 3, 1989 in Sarasota, Florida to James Adame and Pamela Hale Adame. Sarah was a student at Hemphill High School where she participated in UIL, drill team, the drama club, varsity soccer, the gourmet club and was president of the Robotics Club. She had been a resident of Patroon for the past six months, having previously lived in Birmingham, Pennsylvania and Seattle, Washington.

At the family’s request, Sarah has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 23, 2007 at First Assembly of God Church in San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Jeff Headrick officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Pamela Hale of Seattle, Washington

Father, James Adame & wife Katherine of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Sister, Eve Marie Adame of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Brother, James Adame of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Grandparents, James & Barbara Hale of the Patroon Community, Shelby County, Texas

Grandmother, Margaret Trott of Tyler, Texas

Grandfather, Fred Adame of Viera, Florida

Great Grandfather, Rev. Harry S. Coons, Jr. of Seminole, Texas

Great Grandmother, Letha Mae Hale of San Augustine, Texas

Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & a host of friends.

Memorials can be made to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, Washington, 98109.


Ellie Wilson-Quinn - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Ellie Wilson-Quinn, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Ms. Quinn’s survivors is one daughter, Iris Bailey, of Timpson, and special friend and caregiver, Frankie Mae Newcomer, of Timpson.


James Alford, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007. He was born October 6, 1934 in Tenaha to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. Mr. Alford attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Decker, Joseph Graves, Joseph Arnold, Edward McEachern, Clint McEachern and David Wayne Alford.

Survivors include:

Wife, Jerry Alford of Center

Daughters:

Mary Graves & husband Junior of Tenaha

Penny Barchett & husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Royalene McEachern & husband Edward of San Augustine

Kay Nichols of Huntington

Sons:

Noble Alford & wife Pam of Center

James Alford of Plano

David Alford & wife Terri of Timpson

Nicky Nichols & wife Kelly of Smithville

Granchildren:

Kendra Arnold & husband Joseph, James Michael Decker, Joseph Michael Graves, Amber Alford, Khristina Snider & husband Josh, David Wayne Alford & wife Mary, Kellie Walker & husband Noah, Joe McCallum & wife Jennifer, John McCallum, Nicki Lee Nichols, Scott Nichols, Seth Nichols, Ashley McEachern, Clint McEachern.

Great Grandchildren:

Mackenzi Alford, Jesse Snider, Blake Walker, Bella Kate Alford, Reece McCallum, Tatum McCallum

Sisters:

Tulia Browning of Aqua Dulce

Lenora Hughes of Tenaha

Christeria Holloway of Center

Betty Adams of Moores Hill, Indiana

Alice Deloney of Garrison

Jackie Allen of Henderson

Brother, William Dee Alford & wife Ann of Moores Hill, Indiana

Brother-in-Law, Billie Sam Donnell & wife Alice of Melrose

Sister-in-Law, Marie Shannon of Chireno

Mother-in-Law, Connie Donnell of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by:

Grandsons, Cody Wayne Alford & Bryan Lee McEachern

Granddaughter, Susie Elizabeth Decker

Brother, John Alford

Father-in-Law, Sam Donnell

Daughter-in-Law, Toni Shofner Alford

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/19/07

Kenneth Paul Billingsley - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Kenneth Paul Billingsley, of Center and formerly of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from five until eight o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Billingsley’s survivors are his brother, Byron Billingsley, of Timpson, and his sister, Nina Hughes, of Center.


03/18/07

Blanche Duncan Wilburn, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007. She was born August 14, 1917 in Shelbyville to Albert Volner Duncan and Ada Blackstock Duncan. Ms. Wilburn was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, March 19, 2007 at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Billy Clyde Duncan, Spencer Fenton, Lewis Harbison & Johnny Hargrove.

Survivors include:

Son, Charles E. “Scotty” Wilburn & wife Jimmye of Lake Deerwood

Grandchildren:

Angie Wilburn of Katy

Tonya Fenton & husband Spencer of Shelbyville

Ginger Bekker of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:

Hannah Fenton

Max Fenton

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Albert Volner Duncan & Ada Blackstock Duncan

Husband, Eric Wilburn

Daughter, Gail Williamson

Brother, Cleo Duncan

Sister, Lois Boyett

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am 12:30 pm, Monday, March 19, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/16/07

Lenora G. Prothro, 80 of Joaquin passed away Friday, March 16, 2007 at the home of her daughter in Joaquin.
Services will be 2pm Monday, March 19, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, her body will be cremated after the services and her cremains will be buried at Jackson Cemetery beside her husband at a later date.

Visitation will be Monday morning beginning at 10am and continue until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 9, 1927 in Natchitoches, LA to parents, Benjamin & Mae Thomason Garcia. She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bennie & Mae Garcia.

She is survived by:

Daughter & Son-in-law: Brenda & Paul Grant of Joaquin

Son & Daughter-in-law: Stanley & Carol Prothro of Newalla, OK

Grandchildren:

Shanna & Michael Murphey of Joaquin

Brian Grant of Galveston

Shelia & Michael Hale of Edmond, OK

Great Grandchilden:

Caleb & Raelyn Hill

Ellieana Hale

2 Sisters:

Bennie Mae Johnson of Lake Charles, LA

Bobbie Gray of Natchitoches, LA

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Yvain Rushing - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 46 year old, Mr. Yvain Rushing, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2:30 at Triumph Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Rushing’s survivors are one son, Yvinski Rushing, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, Jimmy Rushing, of Center, and Darry Lynn Rushing, of Beaumont, and three sisters, Cynthia Hooks, of San Angelo, Benita Lynn Washington, of Center, and LaMikah Latrese Rushing, of San Antonio.


03/14/07

Billy Isbell, age70, of Shelbyville (the Patroon Community) passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at his home.
Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes Officiating, burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Friday starting at 6:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1936 in Runnels County, Texas to parents, James & Carrie (Taylor) Isbell. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Isbell.

He worked for Champion Paper Company in Pasadena for many years. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jerry Nell (Berry) Isbell of Patroon

Children:

Josh Isbell of Sweetwater

Jace Isbell of Danbury

Jeree Bunch of Pearland

Mark Foster of Sugarland

Lisa Martinez of Deer Park

Brother, Donald Isbell of Brownwood

Sister, Jolaine Watson of Beaumont

Sister, Verlaine Lafferty of Leander

Pallbearers will be, Jordan Bunch, Blake Isbell, Eric Isbell, Steven Berry, Michael Morehouse, Matthew Morehouse, Robert Berry and Michael Martinez

Honorary Pallbearers will be, Charlie Smith, Charles Hall, Marshall Windham, Joe Ellis and Jacob Bunch

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


Peggy Boles Verbosky, 77, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007 in Houston. She was born April 18, 1929 in Lufkin to Vessie Victor Boles and Gladys Florence Warren Boles. Ms. Boles was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Randy Ledbetter officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Vikki Carpenter & husband Wayne of Bayou Vista

Daughter, April Box & husband Randy of Spring

Son, Norman “Chip” Verbosky & wife Christina of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:

Kimberly Martin & husband Tom

Larry Wunderlich & wife Myla

Christina Verbosky

Crystal Verbosky

Megan Verbosky

Great Grandchildren:

Brock Martin

Kynan Wunderlich

Bella Wunderlich

Sister-in-Law:

Mary Boles of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Vessie Victor Boles and Gladys Florence Warren Boles

Siblings; Kenneth LaMerle McCulley, May Katherine Street and Billy Bruce Boles

Memorials can be made to Rainbow Connection at UTMB Galveston, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-0361.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


W. J. Starr - Services for Reverend W. J. Starr, Pastor of the Bright Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church on M-L-K in Center. Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight p.m. at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment will be in Nacogdoches.


Mary Liza Price - Hicks’ Mortuary announces services for 86 year old, Mary Liza Price. Services are this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Price’s survivors are three sons, Willie Price, of Hawkins, Claudell Price, of Georgia, and Freddie Price, of San Antonio, two daughters, Jessie Mae Price, of Center, Margie Nell Jackson, of Colorado, and one sister, Bertha Hill-Bryant, of Houston.


Minnie Mae Luman - Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage announces services for 77 year old, Mrs. Minnie Mae Luman, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at Hawthorn Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery in Center. The family will receive friends this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Luman’s survivors are one son, Dale Luman, of Jasper, one sister, Geraldine Smith, of Tenaha, and one brother, Carl Smith, of Gary.


Ervin DeWayne Williams - Hicks’ Mortuary announces services for 25 year old, Ervin DeWayne Williams, of Center. Services are Saturday, March 17th, at 11 o’clock in the morning at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his father and step mother, Johnny E. Williams and Beverly, of Center, his wife, Collette Swindle, of Center, one daughter, Taigan Williams, one son, Khyle Daniels, two brothers, Gary Williams, of Tyler, and Nakyu Williams, of Center, and one sister, Renaudi Handy, of San Augustine.


03/12/07

Annie Bernice Towns, 96, of Center, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007. She was born August 23, 1910 in Tenaha to Aullen Andrew Robertson and Annie Belle Cook Robertson. Ms. Towns was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson. She was also a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, having retired from Southwestern Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Sammy Eldridge and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hooker, Bobby Watson, Micky Ray, Misty Ray, Kevin McLawchlin, Kevin Michael McLawchlin, Woody Jernigan & Jerry Hammers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church & Charles Towns.

Survivors include:

Son, Mike Towns & wife Becky of Center

Granddaughters:

Lisa McLawchlin & husband Kevin of Timpson

Misty Ray of Center

Grandson:

Micky Ray & wife Melinda of Houston

Great Granddaughters:

Michelle McLawchlin of Timpson

Marissa McLawchhlin of Timpson

Morgan Ray of Houston

Meghan Ray of Houston

Great Grandson:

Kevin Michael McLawchlin of Timpson

Special friend, Miriam Jernigan of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & a host of friends.

Preceded by:

Husband, Ebben Towns

Sisters: Gladys Barnes, Sallie Hooker, Eddie Templin

******Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home********


Harry Williams - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Harry Williams, of Center. Mr. Williams passed away Friday, March 9, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was born August 14, 1925 in Marion, North Carolina to Grover Williams and Mary Polberg Williams. Mr. Williams served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a lineman with Southwestern Bell until 1985 when he retired with 33 years of service. Mr. Williams was a member of the Sardis Methodist Church.

Graveside services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his daughter, Sherry Bishop, of Colorado, and four brothers, Talley Williams, Jack Williams, Fred Williams, and Frank Williams, all of North Carolina.

Preceded in death by Wife, Erma Smith Williams.


03/08/07

Hazel Lee Edwards, 89, of Center, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1917 in Alto, Texas to Aldredge Eugene Lawrence and Harriet Sharlotte Lewis Lawrence.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Weches Cemetery in Houston County with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Sister, Edna Marie Billman of Mission

Nephews:

Albert W. Billman of Mission

Laurence B. Billman of Edinburg

Danny Ray Lawrence of Center

Aldredge Eugene Lawrence of Weslaco

Jon Dee Lawrence of Laredo

Timothy Lawrence of Houston

Nieces:

Brenda K. Lawrence of Center

Alma Lee Lawrence of Houston

Preceded in death by Husband, Bennett Edwards


03/06/07

Irene Oliver Bailey, 93, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born September 8, 1913 in Livingston, Texas to John O. Oliver and Addie Richards Oliver. Irene was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend. Her Christian example of her life touched not only her family but all who knew her. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was also a Sunday school teacher.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Marion Huckaby and Bro. Clifton Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center

Pallbearers will be Charles Conway, Wendy Whitlock, Billy Don Ross, Jerry Conway, Randy Robertson and Ronnie Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be John Paul Samford and Lonnie Traxler.

Survivors include:

Son, Doug Bridwell of Center

Step Daughters:

Wanda Bailey Fleming & husband Scotty of Center

Bobbie Sue Bailey Smith & husband Miles of Mineola

Grandchildren:

Pam Alford & husband Noble of Center

Jeff Bridwell & wife Cindy of Center

Great Grandchildren:

Cherry, Michelle, Justin

Great Great Grandchild:

Dustin

Sister-in-Law: Ollie Oliver of Texas City

Special Niece & Nephew: Peggy & Will Haden of Texas City

Daughter-in-Law: Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport

Step Grandchildren:

Shea Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Myla Putt & Mark Smith

Step Great Grandchildren:

Bailey, Robin Glenn, Clayton, Caroline, Terren, Kyle & Lindsey

Step Great Great Grandson, Lucas Dalton

Former Daughter-in-law, Sue Nell Bridwell Jackson & husband Jim of Nacogdoches

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, J.D. Bailey

Parents, John O. Oliver and Addie Richards Oliver

Four Brothers & One Sister

Step-Sons, Jerry Bob Bailey & Glenn Bailey

Step Grandsons, Scott & Shannon Fleming & Steven Glenn Bailey

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/03/07

Ruby Walker Weldon, 92, of Huxley, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007 in San Augustine. She was born October 14, 1914 in Newton, Mississippi to Joseph A. Walker and Laura Lovett Walker. Ms. Weldon was a member of Dantzler Memorial Methodist Church in Moss Point, Mississippi, but she most recently attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jack Forbis and Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Louise Felts & husband Ben of Huxley

Bobbie L. Mitchell & husband Robert of Gautier, Mississippi

Sons:

J.D. Weldon & wife Ailene of Huxley

Dr. Mike Weldon & wife Marie of Madison, Mississippi

Ronnie Weldon & wife Cindy of Cannon Falls, Minnesota

12 Grandchildren

17 Great Grandchildren

12 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Mary Francis Lewis & husband Preston of Rose Hill, Mississippi

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Weldon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/02/07

Robert Vance Payne, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill, Rev. Robert Montgomery and Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rushing, Richard Prince, Jerry Phelps, Luke Motley, III, Jim Sawyer, Chuck Lunsford, Roy Blackshear, Billy Ihlo, Charlie Lunsford, Monty Lunsford, Joey Guedea and Robbie Thompson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Center Noon Lions Club and members of the Center High School Class of 1959.

He was born August 13, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Rex Gayle Payne & Phabrice Montgomery Payne. Vance was a 1959 graduate of Center High School and a 1963 graduate of SFA. He and his family owned and operated Payne-Payne Hardware ‘n Suchlike in downtown Center from 1915 to 1996. Payne’s Community News was started in 1949 by Vance’s parents and he continued the broadcast after his mother’s death in 1982.

As a staunch supporter of Center and Shelby County, he served the community in many different ways. Vance was a past president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Center Noon Lions Club and a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Shelby County. He was also the home stadium voice of the Center Roughrider football team for many years.

Vance was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Center. He was active as a youth in MYF, had served in the Chancel Choir since 1963 and served his church in many leadership capacities.

Vance was also a past president of the Southwest Hardware & Implement Association.

Survivors include:

Wife, Billie Sue Payne of Center

Daughter, Angela Walker & husband Kevin of Nacogdoches

Son, Rob Payne & wife Kim of Center

Son, Joshua Vance Payne of Dallas

Grandchildren, Jennifer, Hannah & Hunter Walker of Nacogdoches

Sister, Lee Gayle Lunsford & husband Chuck of Center

Mother-in-Law, Gwendolyn Crawford of Timpson

Brother-in-Law, Michael Crawford & wife Glenda of Carthage

Brother-in-Law, Jim Crawford and wife Annette of Kilgore

Vance is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935, the Roughrider Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935, or the charity of your choice, in Vance’s name.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


William L. "Bill" Beasley, 59, of Humble, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Forest Park, Woodlands, with 4 p. m. Full Military Graveside RItes in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Preceded in death by wife, Virginia Lynn Taylor and parents James and Margaret Beasley, Grandparents Judge John W. Creech, Judge Dora Adams Creech and Jimand Lena Beasley.

Survived by: Wife, Terri Beasley of Conroe, Children, Donna and Bill Rayburn of Oxford, MS., Scott and Emma Beasley, Travis AFB, Ca. , Doug and Rebecca Beasley of Denton, Texas, Dan Beasley and fiancee Katie Eddington, Knoxville, TN., Step children, Deidra and Roger Bussell of Conroe., Derik and Maxine Lewis of San Diego, Ca., Grandchildren, Sarah and William Beasley, Julia Rayburn, Step-grandchildren, Keaton, Laudon and Brayson Bussell and Jaden Lewis and siblings, Jim and Beth Beasley of Garland, Nancy and Jim Powell of Beaumont, and Terry Beasley of Carthage, 3 nephews and a niece, Sandra Aycock, Brandon and Jared Powell and Sam Beasley.

Also survived by aunts and uncles, Dr. Roy and Irma Creech, Starksville, MS, Mildred and Eugene Webb of Center, Marcelle and Paul Geudner, of Littleton, CO., and Jerry and Elaine Creech of Port Arthur, La Verne Creech of Nacogdoches, Bernerdine Creech of Center and Marie Creech of Port Neches, Texas..


Hazel L. Borders age, 91 of Center, Texas passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Tomball Regional Hospital.
Services will be:

4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2007, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 7 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 24, 1915 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, James Ruben & Teresa (Crenshaw) Lemons who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Marlin E. Borders.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center, Texas and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by:

3 Sons:

Robert Borders and wife, Dorothy of Magnolia
Joe Borders and wife, Cecilia of Carrollton

John Borders of Rosenburg

2 Grandchildren: Susan Evans and husband, Wade of Rosenburg

Sarah Borders of Tomball

1 Sister, Gladys Jones of Brownwood

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


03/01/07

Imogene Williams - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Ms. Imogene Williams, known as “Ms. Pete,” of the Saint Johns Community in Center. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church. Burial will be at Saint John Baptist Church Cemetery.

Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are one son, Timothy Harris, of Center, two daughters, Esterlene Byndom, of Center, and Barbara Lister, of Colony, and three sisters, Charlie Mae Goodwin, of Center, and Ruth Goodwin and Addie Mae Brown, both of Orange.

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02/28/07

Hazel Amelia Donaldson - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Hazel Amelia Donaldson, of Timpson. Services are this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery.

Among Ms. Donaldson’s survivors are one son, John Ricks Eberlan, of Timpson, two daughters, Freeda Allen, of Timpson, and Celeste Jones, of Porter, and one sister, Ellie Quinn, of Timpson.


Dora Weatherford - Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 96 year old, Dora Weatherford, of Timpson. Memorial services are Saturday morning at 10:30 at First Baptist Church of Timpson. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Among Ms. Weatherford’s survivors are two sons, Charles Eugene Weatherford, of Waxahachie, and Rodney O. Weatherford, of Timpson


A.G. Johnson - Community Funeral of Timpson announces services for 50 year old, A. G. Johnson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at First Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Garrison.

Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are one son, Armand Johnson, one daughter, LaShunda Johnson, both of Timpson, six sisters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all four of Timpson, Johnnie E. Lane Thompson, of Garrison, and LaKeshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, and three brothers, Charles Johnson, of Carthage, Reginold Johnson, of Timpson, and Johnny Ray Johnson, of Garrison.


Prentice Bell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 66 year old, Prentice Bell, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Dorothy Bell and Wanda Bell, both of Houston, one son, Prentice Lee Bell, Junior, of Arizona, three sisters, Helen Leonard, of Nacogdoches, Cherry Earl of Timpson, and Dorothy Byrd, of Nacogdoches, and three brothers, Roosevelt Bell, of Pennsylvania, Robert Calloway, of Timpson, and S. L. Calloway, of Tenaha.


02/27/07

Mary Beth Belrose, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2007. She was born September 28, 1951 in Nacogdoches to Buster Oates and Louise Brimer Oates. She was a member of Logansport United Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Sardis Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Bennie Bynog and Bro. R. L. Coudrain officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Harbison, Stephen Watson, Perry Pugh, Heath Harbison, Todd Clark and Sam McGee.

Honorary pallbearers John Schillings, Wyatt Thomas and Jimmy Belrose.

Survivors include:

Husband, Roe Belrose of Joaquin

Son, Kenneth Blankenship & wife Tabby of Chireno

Son, Tuffy Blankenship & wife Lesa of Logansport

Daughter, Cathy Myers & husband Wesley of Center

Son, Wayne Belrose & wife Sonya of Center

Son, Chris Belrose & wife Pam of Center

14 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

Brothers:

James Carlise & wife Shawn of Lufkin

Charlie Carlise & wife Sandy of Lufkin

Also a number of nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Buster Oates and Louise Brimer Oates

Brother, Billy Wayne Carlise

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Hazel Amelia Donaldson - Taylor Funeral Home announce services for 86 year old, Hazel Amelia Donaldson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Ms. Donaldson’s survivors are one son, John Ricks Eberlan, of Timpson, two daughters, Freeda Allen, of Timpson, and Celeste Jones, of Porter, and one sister, Ellie Quinn, of Timpson.


02/26/07

Kara Deann Miller, 17, of Center passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2007. Kara was born on November 22, 1989 in Nacogdoches County, Texas to Matthew Miller and Barbara Montgomery Miller. She was a student at Shelbyville High School and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Parents; Matthew and Sheri Miller of Center

Brothers;
Derek Miller and wife Katie of Wichita Falls
Jared Miller of Center
Joshua Miller of Center
Matthew Miller, Jr. of Center

Mother; Barbara Chometa of Crockett

Grandparents;
Gene and Iva Nell Miller of Center
Homer and Dorothy Pritchett of Center
Carolyn Adams of Crockett
Felton and Shirley Gilmore of Clyde

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives
A Host of Friends

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


02/23/07

James Lee McSwain, of Center, passed away Friday, February 23, 2007 at a Houston hospital. He was born on March 24, 1927 in Shelby County to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Mr. McSwain served his country in the Army Air Corps. He was employed in the timber business as well as being a farmer and cattle rancher. Mr. McSwain was a member of the Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Wes Hall, Rev. Steve Harris and Rev. Dathan Tipton officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:
Wife: Mildred McSwain of Center.

Sons:
Stevie McSwain and wife Lori of Center, Ronnie McSwain and wife Donna of Center, Michael McSwain of Center, Kevin McSwain of Center, Kelly McSwain and wife Donna of Center and Marlie McSwain and wife Jessica of Center.

Daughters:
Kristie Michelle Tipton and husband Dathan of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Kimberly Ener of Friendship.

Twenty-one Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren.

Brother: J.C. McSwain and wife Venorah of Center.

Sisters: Iva Joy Hribal of Center and Mary Danley of Center.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain.
Daughter-in-law, Carla McSwain
Brother -in-law, Chet Hribal and Gene Danley

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Calvin Edwards - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Calvin Edwards, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Carroll Chapel C-M-E in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Carroll Cemetery.
Among Mr. Edwards’ survivors are five sons, Rex White, of Oregon, and Lennon Edwards, Charles Edwards, Harry Stansberry, and Donald Hale, all four of Center, three daughters, Renna Hubbard, Renell Reed, and Faye Edwards, all three of Center, five sisters, Zena Howell, Joyce Kindle, and Jannie Coleman, all three of Center, Gracie McDonald, of Tyler, and Vernell Sebron, of Longview, and one brother, Bobby Ray Roberts, of Center.


02/21/07

Terry Jones, 44, of Groveland, Florida, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2007 in Leesburg, Florida. She was born May 29, 1962 in Dallas to Bobby Joe Jones and Shirley Ann Moore Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, February 23, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. Cecil Chessher officiating. Cremation will follow.

Pallbearers will be Joey White, David Yates, Donald Hicks, Jr., Allen Hicks, Matt Hicks and Wayne Moore.

Survivors include:

Husband, Alan Jones of Groveland, Florida

Daughter, LeTeasha Berli of Groveland, Florida

Son, Cole Jones of Groveland, Florida

Parents, Bobby & Shirley Jones of Center

Sisters:
Beverly Cambell of Clairmont, Florida
Pam White of Center
Wendy Hicks & husband Donald of Tenaha

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Brother, Kenneth Price in 2000

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Kenneth Roy Eells, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at a Longview hospital. He was born February 25, 1921 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Roy J. Eells and Hala Granger Eells. Kenneth was raised on a farm southwest of Gothenburg where he attended a one room schoolhouse for eight years and then attended Gothenburg High School for four years. He graduated high school in 1939, then entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on November 26, 1940. He was Honorably Discharged on October 26, 1945. In January 1944 he married Gladys Barnes Hooker.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Ken Eells and Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Harold Eugene Hooker & wife Margie of Huntsville
Kenneth Wayne Eells & wife Carolyn of Richmond, Virginia

Grandchildren:
Dennis Hooker of Hunt
David Hooker & wife Joann of Spring
Linda Barecky & husband Jeffrey of Kerrville
Shelley Locke & husband Jason of Center
Wendy Sundholm & husband Paul of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jeremy Eells & wife Angela of Hemphill

Great Grandchildren:
Laurel Hooker
Megan Hooker
Nicholas Barecky
Jacob and Emma Locke
Bailey and Dawson Eells
Joshua, Caleb, Micah and Moriah Sundholm

Brother, Bob Eells & wife Loretta of Riverton, Wyoming

Brother-in-Law, Joe Barnes of Huntsville

Sister-in-Law, Hester Barnes of Huntsville

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/20/07

Vera Miller, of Center, passed away February 19, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.
Services will be 12:00 p.m. Noon Wednesday February 21, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday February 20, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 19, 1921 to Carroll F. and Willie Brittain Miller. She was in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945. She was a bank secretary in Houston for many years. She retired from the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. where she was a clerk for 11 years.
Then she moved back to Shelby County. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Center where she was active in the Choir and Golden Harvest.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carroll F. and Willie Miller, infant brother, Ora Miller: Brother Calvin R. Miller, Brother-in-law R.H. Lipscomb.

Among her survivors are:
Sister:
Brooksie Lipscomb of Tenaha
Brother:
Henry Miller & wife Jackie of Tenaha
Sister-in-law:
Maxine Miller of Tenaha
Niece & Nephews
Carolyn Cochran & husband Larry of Pearland
Geraldine Bridges of Joaquin
Elizabeth Marett & husband Jimmy of Houston
John Miller Jr. & wife Kay of San Antonio
Carroll Ray Miller & wife Ruth of Tenaha
Eddie Lipscomb & wife Sandy of Houston
Steve Miller & wife Susan of Pearland
Number of Great Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
McNeil Moore Billy Clyde Duncan John Royes
Joe Anderson Bill Stegall Jim Forbes

If you would like to make donations, please make donations “ In Memory of Vera Miller” to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Arch Fund

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


02/19/07

Dorcas Ann Smith Sonmor - Services are pending for Dorcas Ann Smith Sonmor of Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Sonmore passed away Friday in Colorado. She is the daughter of Mac Shelby Smith and Mozell Smith. Service time and survivors to be announced.


02/17/07

Jimmy Jean Boozer passed away February 16, 007 at Grace Manor Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Boozer was born on November 24, 1937 in San Augustine, Texas to Jim Skipper and Louis Kennon Skipper. Mrs. Boozer was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Center. Mrs. Boozer was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 19, 2007 at Central Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. Roy Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Sheila Wilkinson and Kenneth of Pineville, Louisiana, Sandra Horne and Alan of Center Texas and Cynthia Cagle and John Henry of Center, Texas.

Grandchildren: Tara Davenport, Christi Slay, and Jeremy Smith.

Great Grandchildren: Jodi Davenport, Wendi Davenport and Mathis Slay.

Sisters: Merle Davis of San Augustine, Texas, Shirley Honeycutt and Buddy of Overton, Texas, and Caroly James and Raymond of Longview, Texas.

A number of nieces, nephew, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Jim Skipper and Lois Kennon Skipper, Husband: Thurman Boozer, Sister; Maxie Barbay and Great Grandson; Blake Smith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


Ann Owens , 90, of Brenham, TX formerly of Port Arthur, TX. passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Trinity Care Center in Brenham.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, February 20, 007 at Price Cemetery- Lone Cedar Community in Joaquin.

She was born June 27, 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Andy & Anna (Horak) Braho. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Ralph Owens.

She is survived by:
Son, Stephen & Marlies Owens of North Carolina
Daughter, Margie & Cappy Ricks of Brenham

5 Grandchildren: Adrianne Persyn, Joel Ricks, Annalies Stewart, Lauren Owens & Megan Owens.

4 Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Richard Owens of Joaquin
Sister-in-law: Edith Swan of Joaquin
Sister-in-law: Ella Mae McDaniel of California

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Vivian Lamerle Rozell, age 72 of Center, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery, Center, Texas with Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating.
Visitation is Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 5pm until 9pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 15, 1934 in Shelby County to parents, Roy Leon & Fleta (Lucas) Noble. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Leon & Fleta Noble, her Husband, Cecil Rozell, Son; Donnie Flow and Brother, Jerry Noble.

She is survived by:
2 Sons, Roy David Flow & wife, Sherri of Lake Jackson
Daniel Baine Gillispie of Richmond, VA

6 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers: Roy Edward Noble & wife, Joyce of Joaquin
Roger Noble of Center

2 Sisters: Geraldine Tomlin of Center
Syble Adkison of Houston

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


02/16/07

Julie Brittain Harris, of Garrison passed away at her home. Julie was born on July 13, 1956 in Port Authur, Texas. Mrs. Harris graduated from S.F.A. with a degree in accounting, she worked for Lamar University for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Survivors include: Daughter, Rachel Harris & Russell Stoneback of Dallas. Daughter Erin Harris of Garrison and Sister, Pam Jones & David of Shelbyville. Niece: Joanna Jones of Shelbyville, Texas. Nephew: Jeremiah Jones of Shelbyville, Texas.

Preceded in death by: Daughter, Ashley Harris and her parents

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


02/15/07

Clyde Waldrop - 76, of Huxley died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born November 1, 1930 in Terry County, Texas to Melvin T. Waldrop and Edna Earl Crowder Waldrop. Mr. Waldrop served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a self employed mechanic and machinist. Mr. Waldrop was a member of the Toldeo Bend Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Terry Torregrossa, Mark Allen, Beau Harris, Scott Waldrop, Edith Tuggle, and Mathew Waldrop.

Survivors include: Wife, Margaret Waldrop of Huxley, Son, Kevin Waldrop and wife Cindy of Shreveport, La. , Daughter in law, Denise Cummings of Abiline.

Grandchildren: Tana Torregrossa and husband Terry of Baird, Sherry Allen and husband Mark of Baird, Cindy Harris and husband Beau of Abilene, Scott Waldrop and wife Christy of Westlake, La., Mallory "Lucy" Waldrop of Shreveport, La.

Great Grandchildren: Zane, Zoey, Maggie, Seth, Whitney, and Bryce.

Sisters: Louise Woodward of Prairie Grove, Ark., Marie Worsham and husband William of Plains.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Melvin T. Waldrop and Edna Earl Crowder Waldrop, Sister, Lucille Bush, Brothers, Robert Waldrop, Levi Waldrop, Charlie Waldrop, Fred Waldrop, and Harold Waldrop. Son: Royce Waldrop.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, February 16, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Elizabeth Nettles Fenton - 46, of New Caney, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007. A private family graveside was held Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Latham Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She was born February 24, 1960 to Carrol Fred and Mildred Nettles, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1978. She worked for Snappy Snack Vending Service here in Center for many years.

She is survived by: Brothers: David and Sherry Nettles of Center and Tommy and Frances Nettles of Houston.

Number of Nieces and Nephews.

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


Alberto Ramirez - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 65 year old, Alberto Ramirez.


Peggy Williams - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 45 year old, Peggy Williams, of Tenaha.


02/13/07

Grady Whittlesey, age: 65 of Center passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007
At Holiday Nursing Center. Services will be 3p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. His body will be cremated after the service.

Visitation will begin Wednesday at 11:00 am until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born, August 8, 1941 in Shelby County to Parents, Murris Alfred & Dorothy (Tidwell) Whittlesey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 Brothers, Ricky Whittlesey and M.A. Whittlesey and Sister, Marjorie Cunningham.

He is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Michael & Brenda Whittlesey of Center
Grandson, Robert Whittlesey of Houston
Granddaughter, Crystal Koltonski & husband, Matt of Center

Brothers & Sisters:
William Whittlesey & wife, Ginger of Humble
Barbara Norton of Warren
Judy Whittlesey of Houston
Julia Mae Bienek & husband, Lloyd of Spring
Robert Whittlesey & wife, Beatrix of Winnie

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


02/12/07

Frank Edward Parker, 82, lifetime Centerite and longtime civic leader will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Center United Methodist Church with the Reverend Greg Megill officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park. F.E. (as he was know to many friends) passed away on Monday, February 12, 2007 at his home in Center.

F.E. was born October 19, 1924 in Center, Texas to Fornie and Aileen Runnels Parker. F.E. earned his Eagle Scout before becoming a 1941 graduate of Center High School. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M and was a 1949 graduate of The University of Texas in Austin. However, he was a loyal Aggie after he attended Texas A&M University before he served our country in the Navy during World War II.

F.E. was a respected businessman, avid hunter, philanthropist, loving husband and father. In 1951 F.E. became the owner of Parker Motor Company, a company owned and operated by his family for many decades. He also co-owned at one time five other Ford dealerships. Among business ventures he had an interest in Center Coca-Cola and later Nacogdoches Coca-Cola, the JE Ranch in New Mexico and numerous other real estate ventures. One of his greatest loves was hunting. He was a longtime member of the "Malibu Hunting Club." Simply put, he was a born hunter evidenced by his lifelong love for the sport. Some of F.E.'s closest friends were his "huntin' buddies". His hunting experiences were topped by numerous safaris to Africa.

F.E. had a passion for helping high school students, particularly those from Shelby County. He was instrumental in both founding and nurturing the Roughrider Scholarship, a fund that all Center High School students are eligible to use for the continuation of their higher education. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Center where he served on the Board of Stewards for a number of years. F.E. was a Board member of the Center Rotary Club and served our state as a commissioner on the Sabine Compact Commission. F.E. was president of the Center Chamber of Commerce and Fair Association. He served on the Center School Board and was a co-founder of the Center Country Club. F.E. served on the board of directors of Guaranty Bond Bank, Farmers State Bank, and Shelby Savings Bank. F.E. was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and the Sharon Shrine Temple.

F.E. is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Massey Parker of Center: two daughters and son-in-laws, Pam and William Harrison Wall of Denver, Colorado, Patti and James Boyd Peterson of Fort Worth, a son and daughter-in-law, Frank E.,Jr. and Cheryl Parker of Dallas; seven grandchildren, William Harrison Wall, III (Tripp) and his wife, Anna of Denver, Treven Parker Wall and his wife, Alison of Edinburgh, Scotland, Claiborn Massey Peterson and his wife Katie of Dallas, Pamela Aileen Peterson of Fort Worth, Winter Patricia Wall of Denver, Frank E. Parker III(Trey) of Dallas, Bolt Houston Parker of Dallas; a bother and sister-in-law, Jack and Letitia Parker of Carthage; three great grandchildren, Adelyn Stratton Wall of Denver, Kathrin Ann Peterson of Dallas, Peter Merriman Wall of Edinburgh, Scotland; beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 5 to 7 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a memorial contribution to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935


02/11/07

Clint Weaver, 17, of Center died Saturday, February 10, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was born March 14, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Larry Weaver and Pam Warr Weaver. Clint was a junior at Center High School. He attended Bill Shew's Cowboy Church in Nacogdoches.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Buddy Gray and Rev. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Surviving include:
Parents, Larry and Pam Weaver of Center

Sister, Lindsey Weaver of Center

Grandparents, Jimmy and Liz Warr of Center and Buford and Sue Weaver of Center.

Great Grandmother, Lucille Hughes of Joaquin.

Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins,
Penny Sowell and Family
Paula and Eugene Haley and Family
Denise and Pete Owens and Family
Helen Windham and Family

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, February 12, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Jimmy Wayne Bowden, 71, of Tenaha passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 in Carthage. Mr. Bowden was born on June 28, 1935 in Tenaha to Willie Eugene Bowden and Mable King Bowden. Mr. Bowden served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a pipeline inspector and served on the Tenaha School Board. Mr. Bowden was of the Presbyterian faith.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday 17, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. J.T. Trotte and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Yarberry, Harry Joe Surgener, Robert Rowe, Randy Rowe, Robert Bryan and Dale Stepp.

Among Mr. Bowden's survivors are his wife, Pat Bowden of Tenaha: Two sons, Eugene Bowden of Nacogdoches and Robert Bowden of Timpson.
Grandchildren: Detria, Jimmy Lynn, Michael, Bradley, Whitney, Beau, Jeff and Kayla.

6 Great Grandchildren

Brothers: George Bowden of Cleburne and James Bowden of Houston.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Willie Eugene Bowden and Mable King Bowden. Sons: Wayne Bowden and Dewayne Bowden. Brother: King Bowden.

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


02/09/07

Henry McNeil, 85, of Elysian Fields formerly of Joaquin Area passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at his residence. Services will be 1:00 pm. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Jake Hutto officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday February 12, 2007 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 20, 1921 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was raised in Joaquin by his adopted mother Mable McNeil Ritter. He worked for Ray D. Partin as a welder for many years. He served in the U S Army during World War II. He was a life member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride where he served as president for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bessie McNeil, granddaughter, Patricia Ann McNeil, and adopted mother, Mable McNeil Ritter.

He is survived by:
Mother of his children and Caregiver, Aline Shofner of Marshall.
Children: Charles & Betty McNeil of Glenwood, Ark.
Joann Dowden of Marshall
Patsy & Bill Smith of Lake Dallas, Texas
James Ray & Susan McNeil of Marshall

10 Grandchildren
18 GreatGrandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas


02/08/07

Walter Van Cassell, 60, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2007. He was born March 19, 1946 in Center to Leon Cassell and Berniece L. Hitt Cassell. Walter was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. He worked part-time at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, and was retired from AT&T where he worked as a maintenance pipefitter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Billy Crosby and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Sanders, Thaddeus Tucker, Scott Jacobs, Kevin Smith, Scott Lincoln and Bobby Watson.

Survivors include:

Wife, Mary Beth Cassell of Center

Son, Mike Cassell & wife Lea of Center

Daughter, Christy Leyshon & husband Jeff of North Richland Hills

Grandchildren, Aaron Carey, Jayton Cassell, Sheridan Cassell, Sydney Leyshon and Connor Cassell.

Brother, Perry Cassell & wife Penny of Keithville, Louisiana

Brother, David Cassell & wife Beth of Center

Mother-in-Law, Mary Boles of Center

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, Ken Boles & wife Cecilia of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Evie Alicia, 76, of Clermont went to be with the Lord February 8, 2007. She was born in Center Texas to Lonora Ann (Nonie) and John Henry (Bud) Allen. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister and aunt. She worked for civil service as a clerk-typist and in the Household Goods department as a supervisor for over 49 years and had been active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years and President of the Ladies Auxiliary in 1981-82. She was also a member of the Bo Weevil Cooties organization , District 8. She was married for 49 years and survived by her loving and devoted husband, Harry Alicia. She is also survived by her children Candace and Danny Allen of Whitney, TX; Anthony Alicia of Summerville, SC; Shawn and Sharon Alicia of Oviedo, Roxann Oyler of Burke, VA, Michael Alicia and Jeff Calhoun of New York, Kevin Alicia of Arlington, VA, her grandchildren Thomas, Adriane, Kyle, Nicholas, Sherry, Britni, Lee, Ronnie and Rayna; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her siblings A.E.(Evin) Allen of Pearland, TX, A.B. (Arlon) Allen of Lufkin, TX, Maggie Lucille McSwain of Center, TX, Johnny Lynn Allen of Pasadena, TX and Nelva Louise Bowers of Lubbock, TX. Siblings who preceded her in death were James E. Allen, Ernest.W. Allen, Mozelle Anthony, Francis Howard and Maxine Samford.

Visitation will be held at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden on Friday February 9, from 6pm to 8pm. The funeral services will be on Saturday at 1pm in Winter Garden and later at the gravesite, Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Dr. at approximately 4pm. In lieu of flowers Evie requested that donations be made to either Hospice Care of Lake and Sumter Counties or to the charity of your choice.


02/07/07

Forest Dale Belrose, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007. He was born February 13, 1930 in Center to Cecil and Vena Willoughby Belrose. Mr. Belrose was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, The Sam Samford Masonic Lodge in Center and the Sharon Temple Shrine in Tyler. He also served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Chuck Horton and Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Bonnie Belrose of Center

Sons, Jerry Belrose of Center and Danny Belrose of Center

Daughter, Beth Wall & husband Drew of Red Oak

Grandson, Corey Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Granddaughter, Sissy Belrose of Center

Great Granddaughters, Caley Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Carissa Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Great Grandson, Cason Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Robert Belrose & wife Martha of Center
Jimmy Belrose & wife Linda of Center
A. B. Belrose & wife Jane of Port Arthur

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Cecil and Vena Belrose
Great Granddaughter, Zoie Prislac

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Billy G. Andrews, 72, of East Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 8, 1934 in Center, Texas to R. V. Andrews and Arlene Eddins Andrews. Mr. Andrews was a member of East Hamilton Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 10, 2007 at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Kenneth McCauley officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Norma Andrews of East Hamilton

Son, Ray Andrews & wife Teresa of Huxley

Daughter, Vicki Andrews Vickery & husband Michael of Longview

Son, Michael Andrews of Patroon

Daughter, Cindy Andrews Hitt & husband Odie of Gilmer

Granchildren:
Ashlee Vickery, Brian Gilchrist, Michael Andrews, Madison Hitt, Cody Andrews

Brother, Lamar Andrews of Bridge City

Sister, Glenda Andrews of San Antonio

Special Pet, Gidget

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Perry George Brittain, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1925 in Center to Zack Boles Brittain, Sr. and Donnie Tempe Matthews Brittain.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Carl Doudna, Terry Allen, Ken Boles, Jerry Pinkston, Carlton Rauschenberg and David Todd.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Floyd "Doc" Watson, James Campbell, Dan Hull, Sherman Bailey and F.E. Parker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife of 62 years, Martha Nelle Black Brittain of Center

Daughter, Jennifer Giese & husband Dr. Robert Giese of Bedford, Wyoming

Daughter, Kathy Brittain of Center

Grandson, Carlton Rauschenberg of Damarascotta Mills, Maine

Family Friend, Jody Cody of Dallas

Mr. Brittain studied music at Stephen F. Austin State University after graduating from Center High School. He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII as a musician and radio instructor. After the war, he graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in electrical engineering and began his career with Dallas Power & Light Co. in Dallas. Holding many positions in the Texas Utilities System, he retired in 1987 as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Both of his alma maters, SFA and UT, awarded him Distinguished Graduate recognition and he received many other professional awards and honors. Mr. Brittain was a long-time board member of the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Waco and UT Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas.

He was a national championship sailor as well as an accomplished musician, playing with the Second Time Around Band at SFA after he retired. The Brittains traveled extensively during his years with Texas Utilities and especially loved the small island of Montserrat in the West Indies where they enjoyed many vacations and retirement years. He was a life-long amateur radio enthusiast and a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Since moving home to Center in 1998, Mr. Brittain enjoyed living back on the family farm and raising his longhorn cattle. He was active in many community projects, including the restoration of the Shelby County Courthouse and the building of the Regional Training Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Heifer International (www.heifer.org).

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Zack Boles Brittain, Sr. & Donnie Tempe Matthews Brittain
Brother, Zack Boles Brittain, Jr.


02/06/07

E. F. “Foots” Johnson, Jr.

The only son of Elbert and Julia Oats Johnson, born March 25, 1923 in Center, Shelby County, Texas passed away at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, on February 6, 2007 of complications from a very brief and unexpected illness. His parents, two sisters and one grandson precede him in death. Foots is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Evelyn Tyson Johnson, a son Tyson Johnson, two daughters, Melody Johnson Hayes, and Shawn Johnson-Burns. He has six grandsons, Colby, Cody, Seth, Jarrod, Nathan and Shelby, and five great grandsons.

Having grown up in Shelby County, he worked diligently to improve upon his humble origin. Foots served in the US Army Air Force from 1941 – 1945, during WWII and was decorated at the Veterans Administration on June 6, 2001 by the French Ambassador for his contribution during WWII, signified by a commendation and ribbon. In addition, he was bestowed by the Headquarters XXIX Tactical Air Command with a Citation for the Belgian Fourragere for his meritorious service in Belgium during 1944.

E. F. dedicated himself to the working man thru his membership and many affiliations in the Motor Freight and Labor Industry, having an influence on thousands of individuals lives. Beginning his career with Red Ball Motor Freight in Center, Foots became a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1953. Working his way thru the rank and file he became an officer of Local #568 in Shreveport, Louisiana. As Secretary-Treasurer of the local he worked with many lifelong associates to develop and improve working conditions and benefits for the many freight, dock and warehouse members he served. In 1965 he and his family relocated to East Texas to maintain a family homestead in the Waterman Community and resume working alongside his fellow rank and file for East Texas Motor Freight in Lufkin, Texas. In 1967, Foots was called upon and returned to the service of the Teamster membership for Local 745 in Dallas, Texas. He served as an Officer, Labor Organizer and Business Agent of Local 745, working with the IBT and Southern Conference including contract negotiations and grievances, helping to formulate and create the first ever National Master Freight Agreement which still exists today, until his retirement in 1980. Upon his retirement, Pawpaw (as he was fondly known as by his grandchildren, friends and coworkers alike), he served as President of the Local 745 Retiree Chapter for 25 years.

Foots commuted between his home in Mesquite to his beloved East Texas farm which had been in the family for over 100 years to raise hay and share his passion of the country with his family and grandsons.

He had many loyal business associates and friends from Local 568 and Local 745 that kept him active and involved always, which he gained much pleasure in. The family wishes to thank all of them for their visits, wishes, flowers and cards throughout his recent illnesses.

Pawpaw was truly “one of a kind” and has left an indelible footprint on many lives.

An evening visitation will be held at Grove Hill Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas on Friday, February 9th, followed by Foots being returned to Center, Texas for visitation on Saturday, February 10th at Mangum Funeral Home, with Internment on Sunday, February 11th at Old Home Cemetary in Center, Texas.


Katina Emmons, 33, of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007. She was born January 28, 1974 in Longview, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 8, 2007 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Ashton Kyle Emmons of Marshall

Daughter, Kellie Sheree Stanley of Center

Brother, Christopher Ray Bolton of Nacogdoches

Sister, Misty Nicole Wright of Killeen

Father & Mother, Billy Ray & Pamela Bolton of Center

Grandfather, J. L. Emmons of Marshall

Uncle, Rodney Emmons of Marshall

Niece, Rosalyn Wright of Killeen

Nephew, Zachary Evans of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Carolyn Emmons

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/04/07

Ethel Fountain Samford, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center. Mrs. Samford was born on March 26, 1920 in Center to Alpha Fountain and Leola Davis Forbis. Mrs. Samford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Mrs. Samford was a retired nurse after 25 years with Dr. Joe B. Hooker.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Gary Samford & Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Linda Watson and Bobby D. of Center and May Lou Richards of Conroe.
Son: Gary Samford and Claudia of Bryan.
Grandchildren: Lisa Verrett & Charlie, Tena Moragas, Jody Wright & Angie, Jayme Jackson & Rocky, Kelly Hicks & Waylon, Jason Samford & Lari and Josh Samford.

10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents: Alph Fountain and Leola Davis Forbis, Husband, Max Sandy Samford, Daughter, Maxie Lynn Wright, 2 Brothers, Cecil Fountain and Burl Fountain and Grandson, Billy Richards Jr.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday February 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/02/07

Zera Opal Waldon Williams Brown

Funeral services for Zera Opal Waldon Williams Brown, 86, of Center will be held Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm in the Watson and Sons Funeral Home chapel in Center with Rev. Aubrey Knox and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born March 26, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Earlie Garfield Waldon and Gracie Paul Hughes Waldon, and died Thursday, February 1, 2007 in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Brown was a lifetime resident of Shelby County. Following her graduation from Center High School, she was a homemaker, and devoted her entire life to caring for her family. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and bird-watching. She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Jesse Waymon Brown of Center; daughter, Judy Williams Winger of Lufkin, Texas; sons, Billy Rayford Williams of Center, Texas, Rev. Charles Ronny Williams and wife, Betty, of Whitehouse, Texas, Danny Joe Brown and wife, Darlene, of Center, Texas, Larry Steve Williams and wife, Janice, of Tenaha, Texas, Jimmy Dale Williams and wife, Connie, of Van Alstyne, Texas, and John Waymon Brown and wife, Mary Elizabeth, of The Woodlands, Texas; sister-in-law, Robbie Jean Waldon of Overton, Texas; nephews, Jerry Waldon and Terry Waldon of /Overton, Texas; and special friend, Rose Crawford of Tenaha, Texas. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arnold Waldon (infant) and Edward Leon Waldon of Huntington, Texas, as well as her first husband, Rayford (Jake) Williams of Center, Texas.

Grandchildren include: Kim Winger England and husband, Kurt, of Lufkin, Texas; Kyle Winger and wife, Julie, of Arlington, Texas; Sonya Williams Fabian and husband, Brian, of Rockwall, Texas; Traci Williams Taylor and husband Jason, of Tyler, Texas; Erik Williams of Ithaca, New York; Wendy Brown Menouni of Tampa, Florida; Cindy Brown Randolph and husband Albert, of Jacksonville, Florida; Tiffany Brown Bogle and husband, Jon, of Jacksonville, Florida; Shawn Williams of Tenaha, Texas; Laurie Williams Godfrey and husband, Stephen, of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brent Williams and wife, Corey, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Sara Williams Holmes and husband, Luke, of Denison, Texas; Jessica Faith Brown of The Woodlands, Texas; and Julianna Grace Brown of The Woodlands, Texas.

Great Grandchildren include: Mitchell England and Gracie England of Lufkin, Texas; Samantha Giovannangelo of Rockwall, Texas; Teighler Fabian of Arkansas; Zachary Taylor, Ashley Taylor, Avery Taylor of Tyler, Texas; Elijah DeWolf and Isaac DeWolf of Tampa, Florida; Daniel Brown of Jacksonville, Florida; Addison Brown of Center, Texas; Annabell Bogle of Jacksonville, Florida; Cameron Williams and Vivian Williams of Beckville, Texas; Madison Godfrey and Kade Godfrey of Nacogdoches, Texas; Calvin Williams, Zera Grace Williams and Mason Williams of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, including Kurt England, Kyle Winger, Erik Williams, Jason Taylor, Shawn Williams, Stephen Godfrey, Brent Williams and Luke Holmes. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


02/01/07

Yvonne McAdams, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at her home. She was born in Shelby County and raised by her aunt and uncle, Jay & Lizzie Willoughby. Yvonne was a recently retired Justice of the Peace clerk and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jim Donnan, Robert McAdams, Chance Shoop, Don Lovell, Mark McAdams, and George Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, Frankie Adams, Melissa Crouch, Harold Osborne, Gary Rholes, Kenneth Jones, Tony Willoughby and Larry Horn.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Billy Bob & wife Lisa McAdams of Center

Randy McAdams of Center

Jimmy McSwain of Center

Daughters-in-Law:

Claudine McAdams of Huntsville

Suzanne McAdams of Center

Grandchildren: Cole McAdams of Huntsville, Joshua McAdams of Houston, Kevin McSwain of Normangee, Jane Blount of Dallas, Ben Blount of San Augustine, Laura Blount of Lufkin

4 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Dood Willoughby & wife Janet of Humble

Sister-in-Law, Margie Willoughby of Chicago

Special Friends:

Jimmie Boles, Ruth Jones and Nettie Windham

Preceded in death by:

Parents, John Elvin Willoughby & Beatrice Hill Willoughby

Son, Kenny McAdams

Brother, Jack Willoughby

Sister-in-Law, Elsie Willoughby

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, H. D. & Dorothy McAdams

The family would like to extend special thanks to Regina McDaniel and Nettie Windham for taking such good care of mom during her final days.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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01/31/07

Billy Edwards, 87, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2007 in Turlock, California. He was born July 15, 1919 in Tindall, Missouri to Alta Wesley Edwards and Grace Lee Foland Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a civil service flight instructor and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, February 5, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Janice DeWitt of Turlock, California

Son, Bill Carl Edwards of Turlock, California

Son, Larry Edwards of Turlock, California

7 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Grace Lee Edwards
Father, Alta Wesley Edwards
Infant Daughters, Mary Lee & Virginia Lynn Edwards
Two Brothers

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Verna Bohannon Jones, age 86 of San Augustine, Texas formerly of the Dreka Community passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.
Services will be:
2:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2007
Mangum Funeral Home Chapel
With Bro. Bishop officiating
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 15, 1920 in Shelby County to Parents, John & Isabell (Eddings) Wilburn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clifford Bohannon, 3 Sisters; Lee Ella Metcalf, Vaudine Snider & Ada Nichols, also 3 Brothers; Clayton Wilburn, Pete Wilburn & Cliff Wilburn.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Martha Taylor & husband, Arthur of San Augustine
Tony Bohannon & wife, Alma of Vidor
Kenneth Bohannon & wife, Barbara of San Augustine

5 Grandchildren:
Ray Taylor, Howard Taylor, Randy Bohannon, Misti Bohannon, & Paula Thrift

3 Great Grandchildren:
Brandy & Cory Taylor and Brooke Byers

1 Great Great Grandson:
Trenton Taylor
Sister, Sarah Jo Palmer of Deweyville
Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/30/07

Clifford Lowe, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at a Center nursing home. He was born April 15, 1935 in Joaquin to Sylvester Lowe and Thelma Walker Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Brother and faithful caregiver, Douglas Kenneth Lowe of Joaquin

Brother, Richard Lowe and wife, Adeane of Joaquin

Sister, Mary Dunn of Burleson

Brother, Edward Lowe and wife, Glenda

Brother, Jerry Lowe and wife of Margaret of Logansport

Sister, Merle Howard and husband John of Center

11 Nieces, 4 Nephews

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/27/07

Huey P. Barton, 71, of Winnsboro, passed away Friday, January 26, 2007 at his home in Winnsboro. Mr. Barton was born on April 3, 1935 in the Patroon Community to Shafter Barton and Clara Roe Barton. He served his country in the U S Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Barton was a member of the Winnsboro Mansonic Lodge. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007 at Old Home Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Roe officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Home Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Wife, Shirley Barton of Winnsboro. Sons, Mike Barton and wife, Misty of Winnsboro and Gregg Barton of Winnsboro.
Grandchildren: Bart Barton, Joshua Barton, Maria Barton, Kendell Hill and Keaton Hargett all of Winnsboro.
Great Grandchild: Angel Michelle Barton of Winnsboro.
Brother-in-law: Harvey Bryan of Center.
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Partents, Shafter and Clara Barton, Brothers, Bud Barton and Elzie Barton and Sister, Estelle Bryant.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


01/25/07

Richard Allen Fancher, 53, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007. He was born February 8, 1953 in Houston to Allen Earl and Jackie McSwain Fancher. Mr. Fancher was a member of McClelland Baptist Church and was in the US Navy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M., January 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Jenny Lawson Fancher of Center

Daughters:

Sunshine Kibbe & husband J.P. of Nederland

Brandy Ray Fortney & husband Eric of Taylor

Son:

Glenn Allen Ray of Center

Grandchildren:

Kane Kibbe, Michael Ray, Kendal Ray, Kyle Smith and Cameron Fortney

Mother, Jackie Fancher of Timpson

Brothers:

Tim Fancher & wife Radonna of Lufkin

Scott Fancher & wife Nancy of Terrell

Sisters:

Sandra Maloy & husband Tim of Joaquin

Katherine Carrington & husband Bubba of Timpson

Mother-in-Law, Wynnell Lawson of Center

Brother-in-Law, Jerry Lawson of Center

Sister-in-Law, Janet Wilson & husband Red of Center

Special Uncle, Joe McSwain

Also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Allen Earl Fancher

Father-in-Law, Glenn Hobson Lawson

Grandmother, Cora McSwain

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/23/07

Ann Samford, 80, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday January 25, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Greg Megill.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 24, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 28, 1926 to John and Gladys Mitchell Mooseberg. She worked for Farmers State Bank in the bookkeeping dept. for 35 years and she owned and operated Samford's Grocery on Nacogdoches St. here in Center with her husband Clarence Ford Samford for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents John & Gladys Mooseberg, her husband Clarence Ford Samford and her brother, Berry Mooseberg

She is survived by:

One Sister:

Jean Alexander & husband Al of Dallas, TX

Nieces & Nephews:

Barbara & Jerry Pinkston of Center

C.A. & Connie Samford of Denton, TX

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:

Ben & Bette Samford of Center

William & Janell Samford of Center

Great Nephews:

Ryan & Jordan Pinkston of Center

Benjamin Samford of Denton

Numerous other Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends
In Lieu of Flower the family has requested that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church for the Methodist Childrens Home.

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


Alma McSwain - 95, of Center, passed away Monday January 22, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home. Services will be 1 pm, Thursday January 25, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday January 25, 2007 from 11 am until services time.

She was born on January 15, 1912 to Henry and Virginia White.

She is preceded in death by partents Henry and Virginia White, husband Samuel leon McSwain, 4 Brothers, hendricks White, A.V. White, E.C. White and Bill White. Sister- Emily Burns, 2 Great Grandchildren Kalika and Lalana Beth.

Her survivors include:

Son: Aubie Jean McSwain and wife Joyce of Center.
Daughter: Jacqulyn Powdrill and late husband L.V. "Pete" Powdrill of Mooringsport, La.
Daughter: Bedy Jo Williams and husband Dan of Woodville
Daughter: LaNell Dykes and husband Joe of Center.

Grandchildren:
Toby McSwain and wife Lisa of Houston, Tx.
Nevett Henry McSwain of Tyler
Laura Hill and husband Johnny of Fenton, Missouri
Daryl McSwain and wife Shannon of Center
Brenda Ward and husband Ronnie of Billings, Montana
Toni Jean Andrews and husband Milt of Ruston, La.
Joni Jean Stuart of Bossier City, La.
Kim Kelly Powdrill of Doyline, La.
Marilyn Creamer and husband Greg of Beaumont, Tx.
Pam Beard and husband Danny of Beaumont, Tx.
Robbie Molandes and wife Laurie of Vidor, Tx.
Jad Dykes of ALbuqerque, NM
Leon Dykes and wife Jennifer of Center
Sister- Eola Allen of Cushing, Tx.
22 Great Grandchildren
7 Great Great Grandchildren

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


01/22/07

Wayne Smith - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 61 year old, Wayne Smith, of Pflugerville.
Among Mr. Smith’s survivors are his wife, Mollie Spears, of Pflugerville, and one son, Colby Smith, of Pflugerville.


Mary O' Ross - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 95 year old, Mary O’ Ross, of Center.


01/21/07

John William Moore, 88, passed away January 21, 2007 at his home in Shelbyville.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 23, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Ray Eastridge officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday January 22, 2007 from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home

He was born May 13, 1918 in Noble, Louisiana to Bill and Pearl Anderson Moore. He worked for Tyson Foods for many years. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bill & Pearl Moore, brother Allen Moore, 4-sisters Dorothy Parker, Maxine Douzat, Claudia Miller, and Jeanette Raimond

He is survived by:

Wife of 62 years:

Fronie Moore of Shelbyville

Daughter and Son-in-law:

Shirley & Ski Koltonski of Shelbyville

4 Grandsons
John Koltonski & wife Summer of Shelbyville

Matt Koltonski & wife Crystal of Center

Chris Koltonski of Shelbyville

Cade Koltonski of Shelbyville

Brother
Waymon Moore of Shelbyville

2 Sisters:

Verna Snider of Center

Syble Jernigan of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law:

Gloria Moore of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:

George Warren, Tommy Cox, Howard Davis, Lynn Davis, Jerry Raymond, Lynn Raymond

Honorary Pallbearers: Prentice Hendricks, Jerry Lynch, James Shofner

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Ms. Floreed Brittain, age, 100 of Center, Texas. She passed away Saturday,Jan. 20, 2007 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday January 23,2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday January 22, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was a charter member of the Folsom Chapel Baptist Church and was

Sisters-in-law:

Virginia Brittain of Center

Rose Brittain of Bossier City, LA

Nephews:

T.W. (Theron) Brittain of Ben Wheeler, TX

Henry Miller of Center

G.E. (Corky) Brittain of Lake Charles, LA

Marty Ray Brittain Jr. of Center

Johnny Brittain of Bossier City, LA

Melvin Emmon

Nieces:

Ola Belle Metcalf of Port Neches, TX

Brooksie Miller Lipscomb of Center

Vera Mae Miller of Center

Bernice Brittain Brown of Kinder, LA

Mavis Brittain Peyton of Rosharon, TX

Kathy Brittain Canady of Carmel, Indiana

Donna Brittain Fisher of Pueblo, Colorado

Janet Brittain Holloway of Center

Sandra Brittain Landrum of Spring, TX

Norma Brittain Terry of Baltimore, Maryland

Sherry Brittain Thompson

Sharon Brittain

As well as numerous great nieces and nephews from the east to the west coasts of the United States and very special friends

Jean and Robert Reeves of Center

Wanzi and Sam Wheeler of Center

Predeceased by:

Father and mother, James Brittain and Nancy Buckley Brittain

Brothers:

Tyre H. Brittain and wife Vera Green Brittain

Jack Brittain and wife Rachel Childs Brittain

A. H. (Tooch) Brittain and wife Lillie Brittain

Marty Ray (Gabe) Brittain, Sr.

Raymond Brittain and Hilliard Brittain

Weaver Brittain and wife Nina Brittain

Alford Brittain and wife Ola Brittain

Sisters:

Margaret Metcalf and husband Hartley Metcalf

Nancy Enmon and husband Beaurette Enmon

Willie Miller and husband Carrol Miller

Beulah Dockens and husband

Martha McDonald and husband

Nephews:

O'Bryane Brittain Calvin Miller Monroe Brittain Thurman Brittain Travis Metcalf

James Arnold Metcalf Clyde Enmon A. Darrell Brittain

Nieces: Nona Metcalf Beatrice Ward Ginger Brittain Duncan

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


Rosine Melton Pinkston - (Submitted by Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas) Graveside service for Rosine Melton Pinkston, 83, of Rosenberg, will be held at 1 p m Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Rosine Melton Pinkston was born September 11, 1923 in Appleby, Texas and died as a result of complications of a stroke which occurred January 13th,. She was the daughter of William B. Melton and Rosa Belle Blacksher Melton and grew up on their farm north of Appleby. Rosine completed high school in Appleby and late graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1944 with a degree in Home Economics. She taught school briefly in Shelbyville and married William R. Pinkston of Center upon his return from service in World War II. He preceded her in death March 30, 1999. She is survived by a daughter Martha Kilpatrick and son in law Gary Kilpatrick, sons, John Pinkston, Tom Pinkston and daughter in law Maria Pinkston, 3 grandchildren and many loving relatives.

Rosine and Bill built their lives together in the Houston area after the war, living there for nearly forty years. They retired in 1989 and lived the remainder of their years together in Rosenberg, Texas. Rosine was an accomplished homemaker. She was an excellent cook and loved to sew. She took great interest in coin collecting, bird watching and genealogy. In her latter years she remained interested in all of these things and became an avid sports fan. Her children and friends were continually amazed by her generous and kind heart and the loving attention and thoughtfulness she brought to life. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James Vard, Joe, George Travis, Rosser and Kenner Melton: Sisters, Laura Melton Trawick and Fannie Lucille Melton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


Billy McCurry, 73, passed away in La Porte, Texas.

Graveside services will be held 3 p m Monday, January 22, 2007 at Sand Hill Cemetery.

Preceded in death by his parents Chessie and Susie McCurry.

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


Winnie Raymond, 87 of Orange, Texas passed away Friday January 19, 2007 at Canton Health Care Center in Canton (where she had moved due to Hurricane Rita evacuation).

Services will be 2 p m Tuesday January 23, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday, January 22, 2007 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 3, 1919 to John and Mattie Lee Rogers Hutto. She was retired from Southland Corporation where she managed Seven Eleven Stores. She was an avid 42 domino player and she enjoyed old classic country music. She was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. She was a wonderful cook.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Hutto, 2 brothers, Walter Hutto and Edward Hutto, 3 sisters, Etoile Trout, Annie Johnson and Addie Mae Johnson.

She is survived by: 5 Children: Joan Dean and husband Orville of Springtown, Tx., Wayne Johnson and wife Lois of Bridge City, Tx. , Virginia Williams and husband, Harold of Orange, Tx., Norma Benuit and husband, Michael of Canton, Tx., John C. Raymond and wife Joy of Brandon Manitaba, Canada.

Grandchildren: Mona Lindsey and husband Craig, Jeffrey Johnson, Russell Dean and wife, Robin, Gina McCoy and husband Jon, Kenneth Gage and wife Lindsey, Leigh Ann O'Brien and husband Tim.

Great Grandchildren: Ross Lindsey, Ryan Dean, Joshua Johnson, Alecia, J.C., and Kaitlyn McCoy.

Sister: Lois Penny and husband Del of Hooks, Tx. Brother: Don Hutto and wife Kathy of Hallsville.

Pallbearers: Kenneth Gage, Russell Dean, Ross Lindsey, J.C. McCoy, Craig Lindsey, Joshua Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson and Ryan Dean.

Honorary Pallbearer: Grady McKorcle.

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


01/19/07

Faye Peddy, of Tenaha, passed away January 19, 2007 in Tyler. She is survided by her husband, Julian Peddy, of Tenaha. Additional survivors and service information to follow.

Under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


01/18/07

LaJuan Still Kay, 70 of Huxley, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. LaJuan was born April 16, 1936, in Huxley, Texas, the daughter of Harry and Lucille Still. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Lisa, her parents, and bothers Jack and Michael Still.

She is survived by her soul mate, best friend, and the love of her life through 50 years of marriage, husband Bill. Bill and Lajuan were high school sweethearts and the love they shared was an inspiration to all their family and friends. She leaves behind her son Marty and his wife Renee'. The overwhelming mother's love she carried in her heart for Marty was evident in her eyes and her voice each time she spoke of him. She was extremely proud of the man and father he had become. LaJuan is also survived by three beloved and adored grandchildren, Sarah, Mason and Mathew. Each phone call or visit, each smile and hug by them was priceless gift to her by her very own angels.Friends and family were familiar with LaJuan's angel collection, but now she has been called home to join God's angels and one very special angel, her daughter Lisa, to be ever present with the Lord.

LaJuan is also survived by her brother Jerry and his wife Sandy of Houston, her sister, Judy Partin of Nacogdoches, Sister in law, Deanna Still of Nacogdoches and Sue Still of Center, as well as several nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

LaJuan worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston for 26 years before retirement. She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Huxley. One of the hardest things LaJuan dealt with throughout her illness was her inablility to atten church every Sunday to hear Brother Luke Garrett preach God's Word and to see her church family.

The family will recieve friends beginning at 5 pm until 7 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Brother Luke Garrett and Bro. W.W. Permenter officiating. burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 1 pm Monday, January 22, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to LifeCare Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 301, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or a charity of your choice, in honor of LaJuan.

Your soul has left us but your spirit will live on. You are resting now, fully healed and that alone will give us comfort. We will never forget your love, your humor or the sparkle in your blue eyes.


01/17/07

Elmira Williams - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 83 year old, Elmira Williams, of Joaquin. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Gary.

Among Mrs. Williams' survivors is a nephew, Frankie Cooper, of Joaquin.


Mary Jean Shepherd - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 52 year old, Mrs. Mary Jean Shepherd, of Nacogdoches and formerly of Tenaha. Services are Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, in Tenaha. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Visitation is Friday night from seven until nine o'clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church.

Among Mrs. Shepherd's survivors are her husband, Emerson Shepherd, of Nacogdoches, four daughters, Lar Zandra Matlock, of Carthage, Nicole Perry, of Tenaha, Sharee Goodwin, of Tenaha, and Valeria Brooks, of Shreveport, one son, Derrick Brooks, of Karnack, and one brother, Reverend Leroy Moore, of Tenaha.


Richard Lee Adams - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 50 year old, Richard Lee Rhoden Adams, of Timpson. No services are planned at this time. Family has requested that his body be sent for cremation, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Among Mr. Adams' survivors are his mother, Dana Reed Rhoden Adams, of Timpson, his father, Roland Rhoden, of Willis, brother, James Allen Rhoden, of League City, and one sister, Sherry Rhoden Ragsdale, of Timpson.


Maurene Applebury, age 101, of Center (formerly of the McClelland Community) passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007 at McClelland Church with Bro. Chris Collins officiating, burial will follow in McClelland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 10, 1905 in Joaquin, Texas to parents, William Frank & Lavada Walker Talley. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, Thomas H. Killen & Henry Appleberry and son, Earl L. Killen. She is also preceded in death by 11 Siblings.

She is survived by a special Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Bert & Dr. Mary Appleberry of Nacogdoches.

Many Nieces and Nephews

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home for their care during her residency and illness.

Services were under the direction of

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/13/07

Wayne Samford, 65, of Center, passed away Friday January 12, 2007 at his home after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating, burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 16, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

He was born March 30, 1941 to Kelton H. and Addie Mae Pleasant Samford. He owned and operated Samford's Texaco Station here in Center for a number of years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Kelton and Addie Mae Samford

He is survived by:
Son, Robert Samford of Center

Daughter, Kristy Consford of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jennifer Raymond & husband J.B. of Center

Son, Stacey Samford & wife Teresa of Center

Son, Pete Owens & wife Denise of Center

Grandchildren
Tristan & Emma Samford

Blayne, Macee & Madison Consford,

McKynzie Bush & Justin Raymond

Kolby, Kelsey, Karson, & Kamdon Owens

Sister:
Peggy Midkiff & husband Spencer of Center

2 Nieces, Tammy Wells and Kerri Bonner

Nephew, Mitchell Midkiff

Numerous Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Joe Jackson, Chris Pleasant,Adam Pleasant, Otis Pleasant,Tommy McMachon, Leon Pleasant

Honorary Pallbearers:

James Pratt, Robert Samford, Jerald Hughes

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


Douglas James Westerfield, 57 of Joaquin died Friday, January 12, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1949 in Galena park to James Edwin Westerfield and Mertie Mae Bonner Westerfield. Mr. Westerfield was a former employee of Center I.D.S. and Fred Hudson KC True Value Hardware. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Mr. Westerfield served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Monday, January 15, 2007 at Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Lawrence Thompson and Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Surviving include: Wife, Cindy Westerfield of Joaquin. Daughter, LeeAnn Hightower of Joaquin.

Grandchildren: Crystal Westerfield of Joaquin, Aaron Gordon of Shephard and Courtney Gordon of Shephard.
Parents, Mert and James Westerfield of Joaquin. Sister, Margaret and Don Quartel of Plano, Sister in law, Betty Kucera of Brazoria, Three Nieces and One Nephew.

Numerous Other Relatives and a Host of Friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Mike Marshall - Mangum Funeral Home reports that funeral services for Mike Marshall, 47 of Jasper, will be at 2 pm Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm. Saturday, January 13, 2007. He died January 11, 2007 at palestine Regional Medical Center in Palestine.

A native and longtime Jasper resident, he was a former resident of Tenaha, Texas where he was a member of Ramah Baptist Church and the Tenaha Masonic Lodge. A truck driver, he worked with Bobby Biscamp and Whitton Trucking for many years. A former bull rider, he enjoyed rodeo, especially the bull riding. He like to ride 4-wheelers in the mud and watch wrestling.

Survivors include his parents Link and Geneva Marshall of Jasper, on son Michael Lane Marshall of Tenaha, two daughters, Angel DuCroz and Jessica Marshall White, both of Tenaha, brother Kenneth marshall of Elkhart, Texas, sister in law Dianne Cansler of Jasper, three grandchildren. Jaden Washinton, Jordon Marshall and Joshua White, Jr. He is also survived by his fiancee Rhonda Miller of Newton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clayborn W. Marshall.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Stamford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904

Services are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.


01/12/07

Frances Holland Moore age 87 of San Augustine formerly of Midlothian, Texas passed away Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Shelby Regional Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating and burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday January 13, 2007 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. At Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore was born September 16, 1919 in Midlothian, Texas to Parents, Emory Issac & Mary Kate (Jones) Holland. She was a homemaker and housewife.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Ray Moore.

She is survived by: Daughter, Mary Kathryn Abernathy of San Augustine

Granddaughters: Edie & Larry Miller of Center

Jackie Hill of Midlothian

Grandson:

Ethan Abernathy of Midlothian

6 Great Grandchildren:

Jennafer Porter, Ryan Miller and Parrish Miller of Center

Stan Abernathy of Glenrose, Texas

Joe Kliment and Elisabeth Hill of Midlothian

Brother, Bryant Holland of Colorado Springs, CO

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/11/07

Etta Ruth Sneed, Community Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Etta Ruth Sneed, of Center. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Saint Paul Baptist Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Ms. Sneed's survivors are one daughter, Lonzetta Sneed, of Center, one sister, Polly Ann Patton, of Center, and four brothers, Darryl, Willie, Leroy and James Sneed, all four of Houston.


01/10/07

Hugh O. Gamble - 73, of Center, passed away January 10, 2007. He was born January 29, 1933 in San Augustine to Sam Houston Gamble and Jackie Estes Gamble. Mr. Gamble was a Sergeant in the U S Army and a member or Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a retired local manager from Entex Gas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, January 12, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Henry Hughes and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:
Wife, Louise Gamble of Center, Son, Stephen Gamble and wife Cindy of Shelbyville. Grandchildren, Cameron McElroy, Colin McElroy, Kristen Fitzgerald and Matthew gamble. Great Grandson, Ethan McElroy.
Sisters: Verline Stewart and husband Gerald of San Augustine and Merline Boozer and husband Johnny "Red" of Orange.

Also a number of special nieces, special nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/09/07

Angelo Mulla, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away January 9, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1926 in Houston to Angelo Joseph Mulla and Katherine Lima Mulla. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Theresa Choir and St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mr. Mulla was retired from the Navy after 25 years of service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, January 12, 2007 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Mulla Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vincent DiVerdi, Ski Koltonski, Jeremy Bittick, Glynn Bittick, Bill Moler and Richard Clinton.

Survivors include:

Wife, Janie Bittick Mulla of Shelbyville

Sons:

David Mulla & wife Donna of Vancouver, Washington, Raymond Mulla & wife Jody of Houston

Daughters:

Margaret "Maggie" Bowden & husband Tim of Joaquin, Terri Gray & husband Jason of Joaquin

Stepsons:

Quintin Smith of Michigan, Shaun Smith of Kansas, Justin Smith of Austin

Stepdaughters:

Marla Ogden of Center, Elizabeth Kilpatrick of Spring

Sisters:

Johanna Smith of Lake Jackson, Saveria Partain of Houston, Patricia Stegent of Houston, Theresa Semilion of Houston, Rosemary Sydlick of Houston and Elizabeth Mulla of Houston

Brothers:

Vincent Mulla of Houston and Joseph Mulla of Gary

Grandchildren:

Jason Mulla & wife Patty of Honduras, Cody Mulla & wife Hannah of Houston, Angela Bowden of Joaquin, Tim Bowden, II of Irvine, California, Kristi Mulla of Vancouver, Washington and Kerri Hersel and husband Tyler of Mollola, Oregon.

Great Grandchildren: Ian Bowden, Jadon Hersel and Hailey March

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Angelo Joseph Mulla and Katherine Rose Lima Mulla

First Wife, Margie Walker Mulla
Great Granddaughter, Sophia Mulla

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Nancy Jane Mancil "Flup" Bailey, 71, of Center, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2007. She was born September 28, 1935 to Noel Mancil and Josie Renfro Mancil. Nancy was a Christian homemaker. She loved her music and playing the French harp on Ms. Mattie Dellinger's party line. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be John Mancil, Cody Brown, John Parks, Jody Windham, Herman Ramirez and Scott Watson. Honorary pallbearer will be Regie Brown.

Survivors include:

Husband of 31 years, Hughy Gene Bailey of Center

Son, Jimmy Dale Bailey of Nacogdoches

Sisters:

Earline Mancil of Bronson

Merline Byley of Breckinridge

Mother-in-Law & Father-in-Law, J. Hugh & Johnny Bailey

Special Friends:

Julienne Hughes, Stephanie Hutto, Daisey Mae and Bo Jones, Jeanie Amburn, Barbara and Billy Amburn the Jimmy Parks Family, Charles Bagget and Ronnie and Burrell Williams.

Also a host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Noel Mancil and Josie Renfro Mancil

Brothers, William Mancil, Rod Mancil and Johnny James Mancil

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Samuel James Allen, 58, of Nacogdoches, passed away January 6, 2007 at his home. He was born April 7, 1948 in San Francisco, California to James Sydney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen. Sam loved music, children, and played the guitar and piano. He was of the Baptist Faith and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Saint's Rest Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Honorary pallbearers will be James Colwell, Sr., Douglas Windham, Clarence Stockton, Rayford Fountain and James Colwell, Jr.

Survivors include:

Sisters:

Jane L. Allen of Nacogdoches

Cindy Lynch of Galveston

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Sydney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen

Brother, Harry Allen


01/08/07

Patsy Treanor, 73, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2007 at her home in Joaquin, Texas.

Services will be 10 am Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at First Baptist Church Haslam with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating, burial to follow at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She won many awards across the state, raising and breeding exotic birds.

She was born January 23, 1933 to Harry and Bernice Hughes Mosley.

She is survived by Daughter: Rhonda Moore and husband J. D. of Joaquin., Son, Lawrence Bass of Gloster, La. , Sister, Judy Koch of Burnet, Texas and Ginger Sellers and husband Ben of Missouri City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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


01/07/07

Ruth Earlene "Patty" Jernigan, 76, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. One of four children, she was born September 26, 1930 in Houston to E. B. and Minnie Inez Taylor Samford. She and her husband, Joe, moved to Center in 1970 with their five children. Patty was a devoted christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Arvie Jernigan and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gene Akridge, Ronnie Gragg, Justin Spraggins, David Sigler, Bryan Slcum, Jimbo Akridge, Tim Hopkins, Cory Collins, Blaine Tapley and C.P. Griffith.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Chase, Jimmy Faulkner, Jeff Bridwell and Billy Don Hughes.

Survivors include:
Husband of 53 years, Joe Neal Jernigan of Center
Daughters:
Zandra Akridge & husband Gene of Nacogdoches
Debbi Gragg & husband Ronnie of Center
Sons:
Jody Jernigan & wife Annette of Huxley
John Jernigan & wife Cassie of Huxley
James Jernigan & wife Melissa of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
Amy Spraggins & husband Justin of Nacogdoches, Shioh Slocum and husband Bryan of Center, Leah Chase and husband Brian of Center, Ashley Akridge of Nacogdoches, Jessica Hopkins and husband Tim of Dallas, Samantha Yates of Huxley Jimbo Akridge of Nacogdoches, Hannah Jernigan of Center, Jeremy Yates of Huxley, Taylor Jernigan of Huxley, Michael Jernigan of Center, Morgan Jernigan of Huxley
Great Grandchildren:
Cole Mooney of Center, Skylar Sigler of Center, Jayda Hopkins of Dallas, Abigail Spraggins of Nacogdoches, Gracie Slocum of Center and Parker Rayne Chase of Center
Brother, Elvin Samford and wife LaVerne of California
Sisters:
Dolly Brewer of Houston
Faye Bryce & husband Dillard of Houston
Special childhood friend, Joyce Senior of Sugarland
A host of other friends and extended family.
Preceded in death by:
Parents, E. B. Samford and Minnie Inez Taylor Samford

***Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, January 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home****


01/06/07

Ethel C. Owens, age 84 of Center, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside services will be 11 am, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. James T. Hall officiating. No visitation is planned.

She was born March 18, 1922 in Garrison to parents, J. G. "Jack" Clifton and Ira Hayes Clifton. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Owens, Daughter, Sarah May King, 2 Sisters, Essie McBride and Betty Louise Ferguson and 2 Brothers, Glenn Clifton and J.E. Clifton.

She is survived by: 2 Sons, Barney Thomas King of Corsicana and James Edward King of Waco. 1 Daughter and Son in law, Lena and A.J. "Jack" Liles of Tenaha., 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 1 Sister, Maggie Evelyn Schafer of Waco.

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


Mildred Bonner Ramsey, age 79 passed away, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at her home in Joaquin.

Services will be 10 am Monday, January 8, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lawrence Thompson and Bro. Sam Glover officiating, burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 pm till 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 6, 1927 in Joaquin to parents, Rufus and Alma(Cox)Bonner. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the Lone Cedar Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Alma Bonner, Husband, Billy Gene Ramsey, 2 Sisters, Gertude Adams and Rose Gray and Sister in law, Cleo Bonner.

She is survived by: 3 Children, Almagene Sheffield and Husband, John R. of Porter, Texas, Rodney Ramsey and wife, Regina of Old River, Texas and Billy Paul Ramsey and wife Elaine of Alvin, Texas.

Grandchildren: Janie Lanham, John Salter, Mindy Salter, Alesia Ramsey, Dustin Ramsey, Kolton Ramsey, Justin Ramsey, Amber Goodwin and Kelly Ramsey.

Great Granddaughter, Olivia Lanham.

Brother: James F. Bonner of Shreveport, La., Sister, Mertie Mae Westerfield and husband, James of Joaquin, Brother, Haward Bonner and wife Dorothy of Joaquin, Brother in law, Auburn Gray of Joaquin.

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


01/05/07

Shirley Brown - 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born February 15, 1934 in the Aiken community of Shelby County, Texas to Alva and Beulah Dean Head. Mrs. Brown was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired school teacher. She loved to paint and write poetry.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jason Hebert and Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Survivors include:

Husband, Charles D. Brown of Center

Daughter, Dr. Debrah Worsham & husband Phil of Joaquin

Son, Richard Brown & wife Tina of Aiken

Daughter, Karen Goeke of The Woodlands

Son, Randy Brown of Tyler

Son, Keith Brown & wife Beth of Center

Son, Bradley Brown of Katy

Doug, Jr. of Springhill

Grandchildren:

Chad Brown, Eric Brown, Kristen Goeke, Sarah Worsham, Kaitlyn Goeke, Travis Worsham, Loren Brown, Luke Brown, Chelsey Brown, Olivia Worsham, Chloe Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke

Brother, Billy Head and wife Helen of Port Neches

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Alva Head and Beulah Dean Head

Brothers, Lloyd Head & Rex Earl Head

Sister, Lorean Kendrick

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas


Barbara Janelle Tyer- Edwards - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Barbara Janelle Tyer-Edwards, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o'clock at First Baptist Church of Timpson. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Among Ms. Edwards' survivors are one son, William Melvin Edwards, of Timpson, two daughters, Barbara Crawford, of Nacogdoches, and Belinda Solomon, of Timpson. and one sister, Pauline Hayes, of Houston.


01/04/07

James "Parker" White, 90, of Center passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 pm Monday, January 8, 2007 at Tenaha First United Methodist Church with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery with VFW Post 8904 in charge.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 7, 2007 from 3 pm until 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 1, 1916 to James and LeNora Parker White. He served in WWII Coast Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents James and LeNora White.

He is survived by: Nephew, Leo H. White Jr. of San Antonio and Cousins, Dick Parker of Tenaha, and Roselyn Parker Bagwell of Carthage, Peggy Rader of Auburn, CA., Charlsie Menefee of Tenaha, Betty Robertson of Center, Dan Parker of Center, Chharlie Bill Parker of San Antonio and Billy Parker of New Mexico..

Services are under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.


P. L. Lout, 82, of Nederland, Texas died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Tx.

P. L. was born on August 26, 1924 in Norflett, Arkansas to Paddie Lee Lout, Sr. and Leona Fleming Lout. He retired from the Security Department at Texaco and was resident of Nederland for 38 years.

He was a member of Stonegate Missionary Baptist Church, Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 of Center, Texas and also Bridge City Masonic Lodge #1345 and Port Arthur Cosmopolitan Lodge #872.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Masonic Graveside services conducted by Bridge City Lodge #1345 will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2006 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include
Wife, Barbara Lout of Nederland, Tx.
Daughters, Diana Bellard of Port Neches, Tx., Cathy Swearingen of Bridge City, Tx., and Jimmie Durham and husband James of Center, Tx.
Son, David L. Lout of La Porte, Tx.
Sisters, Birdie Crocker of Center,Tx., Johnnie Hutto and husband, Jake of Waskom, Tx., Laverne Smith of Port Arthur, Tx., Jean Jackson of Benton, La., Tommie Rohrer and husband Jim of Orangevale, Ca.
Brothers Maurice Lout of Center, Tx. and James Lout and wife Ann of Conroe, Tx.
Grandchildren, Christopher Lout, Heather Davis, Melanie Laughlin, Shawn Laughlin, Tiffany Laughlin, and Chelsea Swearingen.
Great Grandchildren, Gracie Lout, Abigail Lout, Austen O'Day, Lyndsee O'Day, Hailey Alston, Mariah Davis, Savannah Davis, Jackson Davis and Lily Davis.

Shirley Kerr Bowden, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007. She was born September 9, 1936 in Haslam, Texas to Frank and Mary lucille Bolin Kerr.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, January 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas with Rev. Al Turner officiating.

Survivors Include: Son, Tim Bowden and wife Maggie of Joaquin.
Grandchildren: Angela Bowden of Joaquin and Tim "Bubba" Bowden II of Irvine California.
Great Grandchild, Ian Bowden of Joaquin.
Sister, Tommie J. Kerr of Center.
Nephews, Roland Taylor of Logansport and DeWayne Whitaker of Waskom.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, January 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/03/07

James Everett Figley - Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage announces services for 80 year old, Mr. James Everett 'Eb' Figley, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Interment will be in Mount Bethel Cemetery. The body will lie in state this (Wednesday) evening at six o'clock at Hawthorn Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from six until eight o'clock this evening.

Among Mr. Figley's survivors are his wife, Rece Figley, of Tenaha, two daughters, Janis Urban and Connie Johnson, both of Tenaha, and one brother, Clifford Figley, of Carthage.


Jamarcus Markeith McCollister - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 21 year old, Jamarcus Markeith McCollister, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o"clock at Center Triumph. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. McCollister's survivors are his mother, Yvonne McCollister, his father, Allen Suell, his wife, Shineice Smith, and two sons, Jamarcus Markeith McCollister, Junior, and Wyatt McCollister, all of Center.


01/02/07

Patsy Bittick Rice, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at her home. She was born June 15, 1938 in Center to Wylie and Iola Samford Bittick. She was a retired Real Estate Escrow Officer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3rd at Advantage Funeral Home in Belaire, Texas from 5 -8pm. On Thursday, services will be held at New Hope Church in Manville, Tx.

In Center, visitation will be on Thursday evening, January 4th, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 6 - 8 pm. On Friday, January 5th, graveside services will be held at Short Cemetery at 10:00 am.

Survivors Include:

Sons: Shannon Rice and wife Lisa of Alvin and Mike Rice and wife Cecelia of Center.

Grandsons: Kenny Rice and wife Maritere of Friendswood and Garrett Rice of Alvin.

Granddaughter: Madison Rice of Alvin.

Great Grandson: David Rice of Friendswood.

Brothers: Jasper Bittick and wife Maureen of Keller, Ernest Wayne Bittick and wife, Karen, of Center. and Mike Konzack and wife Nina of Spring.

Sister: Sandy Bittick Mead and husband Ron of Pasadena.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Wylie Bittick and Iola Samford Bittick. Brothers, Eugene Bittick and Edward Ray Bittick and Sister, JoAnn Bittick Daniel.

Irene McCauley, 93, of Center, passed away January 1, 2007. She was born March 14, 1913 in Weaver, Texas to George Chaney and Mary Cranford Chaney.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 5, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Jimmy McCauley and wife Teresa of Center

Grandchildren:

Donna Graves and husband Travis

Gail Risse and husband George

Ricky McCauley

Kevin McCauley and wife Schelli

Also a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Daughter-in-Law, Mavis McCauley of Orange

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Henry McCauley

Sons, Kenneth McCauley and Charles McCauley

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Arthur Johnson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Arthur Johnson, of Timpson. Services are Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Friendship Baptist Church in Bobo. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Among Mr. Johnson's survivors are his wife, Teresa Tutt Johnson, of Tenaha, one son, Arthur Johnson, Junior, of Tenaha, one daughter, Erica Simmons, of Timpson, his father, Bobby Johnson, of Tenaha, his step-father, Billy Glazier, of Timpson, four brothers, Robert Glazier, Joe Mack Johnson, and Billy Joe Glazier, all three of Timpson, and Bobby Glenn Johnson, of Center, and two sisters, Linda Johnson, of Center, and Billie Ann Glazier, of Houston.


1/1/07

Mertis Lout Ervin, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007. She was born in Center on November 17, 1922 to Jewel Lout and Minnie Grider Lout. Ms. Ervin was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ervin, in 1965.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Son, Charles R. Ervin and wife Marietta of Kingwood

Sister, Ruby Smith of San Augustine

Grandchildren:

Carrie Marie Hearnsberger of Huntington

Mark Charles Ervin of Lufkin

Great Grandchildren:

Matthew, Tyler & Zachery

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, PO Box 630636, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963 or Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****

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12/29/06

Sybil Bryce, 86, of Houston, passed away Friday, December 29, 2006.

Graveside services will be held 11 am at Pleasant Grove cemetery on Tuesday, January 2, 2006.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Adlee Bryce.

She is survived by Son: Robert Bryce and wife Penny of Houston and Brother in law: Jeral Bryce and wife Marie of Houston.


James Granvel Hopkins, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, December 29, 2006 at his home. He was born April 6, 1927 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County, Texas to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Cornelia Bridges Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins was a switchman for Southwestern Bell and was a member of The Southwestern Bell Pioneer Club. He was a member and Deacon at The First Baptist Church of Center where he was in Dr. Hooker's Sunday School class. Mr. Hopkins was also a 50+ year member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 31,2006 at The First Baptist Church of Center with Rev. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearer will be J.W. Adams.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Guy Hopkins & wife Linda of Morrow, Georgia

Teddy Hopkins & wife Becky of Center

Grandchildren:

Jonathan Hopkins of Dallas

Timothy Hopkins & wife Jessica of Dallas

Benjamin Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rachael Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rebekah Frederick & husband Mike of Jonesboro, Georgia

Great Grandchildren:

Jayda Hopkins of Dallas

Genevieve Hopkins of Jonesboro, Georgia

Sister:

Beth Spurlock & husband June of Center

Brothers-in-Law:

Tom Hughes of Monahans

Henry Hughes & wife Peggy of Center

David Hughes & wife Cathy of Center

E.C. McSwain of Houston

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Clyde Hopkins & Neva Cornelia Bridges Hopkins

Wife: Mrs. Maudine Hopkins.

Brothers, Swinnon Hopkins & Rodney Hopkins

Sisters, Gwen McSwain & infant sister, Reba Hopkins

Memorials can be made to the Carroll Cemetery Fund.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Frank L. Anderson, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 28, 2006. He was born on March 20, 1918 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Helena Anderson.

Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Foster. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Childs Anderson, son, Frank L. Anderson, Jr. and wife Edna Faye of Bryan, Texas, brother, Orin Anderson of Helotes, Texas, special friends, J.W. Braden and Catherine Reed and many nieces, nephews and friends. Being loved my many relatives and friends, Frank will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

Frank graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Summa Cum Laude, on August 25, 1941 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. He was an engineer in the petroleum industry working in the United States, Antigua, West Indies and in India. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. Frank was an accomplished bridge player, a self taught organist and loved singing gospel songs praising the Lord. His favorite song was "Life's Railway to Heaven". Frank loved nature, his home, and keeping his yard beautiful. Frank was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas, Texas.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Frank's name to the First United Methodist Church of Center or a charity of your choice.


12/23/06

Kaley Jean Lee, four months old, of Center and Waco passed away Saturday, December 23, 2006. She was born July 26, 2006 in Center to Chris Weaver and Shanan Lee.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Shanan Lee of Waco

Father, Chris Weaver of Center

Brother, Bobby Eugene Hendricks, III of Waco

Grandmother, Teresa Fletcher of Fruita, Colorado

Great Grandparents, Boone & Lynne Weaver of Center

Great Grandparents, James & Jean Lee of Center

Violet & Buster Ford of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

***Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home****


Avis LaFay Stoker - age 68 of Altus, Oklahoma passed away Friday, December 22, 2006 at Comanche County memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma.

She was born March 31, 1938 in San Augustine, Texas to Otis Earl Amburn and Vassie Lee (Spann) Amburn. Avis had lived in the Altus area for the last 45 years moving there from Center, Texas. She worked at Jackson County Memorial Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several years.

Alvis enjoyed fishing, cooking, sewing and playing dominoes, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Flint Calloway of Center, Texas, James Calloway of Altus, OK., Selena Crawford and her husband Steve Windham of Center,TX., Delana Stoker of Altus. OK., Wynoka Crawford and her husband Jeff of Altus, OK.,

She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Odis Earl Amburn Jr..

Funeral services for Avis Stoker are scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 2 p at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Interment will follow at the Spann Cemetery in Center. Local arrangements are made under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus, OK.

On line tributes can be made to the family of Avis Stoker at www.Lowell-Tims.com


12/22/06

Cora McSwain, 91, of Center, passed away December 21, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born April 21, 1915 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Henry and Mineola Fletcher Spells. Ms. McSwain was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ & Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Burk Bounds officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Son, Joe McSwain of Center

Daughter, Jackie Fancher of Timpson

Grandchildren:

Richard Fancher & wife Jenny of Center

Timmy Fancher & wife Radonna of Lufkin

Scott Fancher & wife Nancy of Terrell

Sandra Maloy & husband Tim of Joaquin

Kathy Carrington & husband Bubba Timpson

Jonise Holley & husband Ronnie Kilgore

Leann Baldwin & husband Scott of Center

12 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:

Zettie Barnett & husband Robert of Center

Norvelle 'PeeWee' Holt of Center

Leola Eaves of Center

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Kermit McSwain

Son-in-Law, Allen Fancher

Daughter-in-Law, Becky McSwain

Five Brothers

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/18/06

William "Bill" Joseph Barton, 73, of Center, passed away Monday, December 18, 2006 at his home. He was born July 9, 1933 in Center, Texas to Joseph Edward Barton and Corene Busbee Barton. Mr. Barton was a graduate of Center High School. He also graduated from North Texas University with a BS Degree in accounting, SMU with a law degree and the New York University with a degree in taxation. He was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Order with a life-long affiliation of 52 years. Mr. Barton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. He was employed by a number of major companies as a CEO and traveled all over the world prior to returning to Center in 1979. Mr. Barton opened his law office in Center in 1980 where he practiced in family law, real estate and taxation.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Luke Motley, Keith Wagnon, John Price, Howard Cloudy, Lynn Hart, McNeil Moore and Lynn Busbee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Weaver, Ed Roberts, Dr. Aaron Polk, Don Wheeler, Randy McLeroy and Deck Jones.

Survivors include:

Wife, Josephine "Mollie" Barton of Center

Daughters:

G.G. Steiner of Dallas

Alison McIntosh and husband Robert of Dallas

Letitia Poindexter and husband Billy of Center

Judy Owens and husband Mark of Joaquin

Debra Hibbard of Houston

Kathy Waldon of Houston

Sons:

John Hibbard of Nacogdoches

Joe Hibbard of Nacogdoches

Victor Hibbard of Dallas

L.D. Hibbard, Jr. and wife Carmen of Center

Wallace Hibbard and wife Pam of Tyler

Gregory Hibbard and wife Linda of Oslo, Norway

Grandchildren:

Sarah Klein, Robert McIntosh, Elton McIntosh, Cassie McIntosh

Sixty Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-Law:

John "Nicky" Schra-Kamp and wife Martha
Theordore "Ted" Schra-Kamp and wife Kathy

Sisters-in-Law:

Ann Phillpot and husband Clarence

Marguerite Franovich and husband Clarence

Cousins:

Lynn Busbee and wife Sharon

Jane Steinmann and husband Ray

Preceded by:

Parents, Joseph Edward Barton and Corene Busbee Barton

Brother, John "Buzz" Barton

Special thanks to Billy Poindexter who held a special place in Bill's heart as a son for his untiring devotion.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Sarah Owens Scott, 71, of Center, passed away December 17, 2006. She was born November 2, 1935 in Center to Hubert "Aaron" Owens and Velma Olena Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial park.

Pallbearers will be Don Moody, Craig Crocker, Wayne Fausett, Matt Wright, Jamie Perry and Shane Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Boles and Kenneth Lock.

Survivors include: Daughter, Marilyn Hogue and husband Randy of Center, Grandson, Todd Hogue of Center.

Preceded in death by Parents: Aaron and Velma Olena Owens, Granddaughter, Brandi Hogue.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/15/06

Detoris Hubbard - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 29 year old, Detoris Hubbard, of Center. Services are Sunday afternoon at Three o'clock at Triumph Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Hubbard's survivors are his wife, Lynette Cartwright, of Shelbyville, two daughters, Zania and Iania Hubbard, both of Shelbyville, mother, Equallia Perodin, of Dallas, father, Randy Hubbard, of Center, two brothers, DeKova Hubbard, of Center, and Randy Hubbard, Junior, of Houston, and five sisters, Demeka Hubbard, of Ohio, DeChandra Hubbard Gonzalez, of Temple, Rhonda Horton, of Tenaha, Andria Hubbard, of Center, and Lisa Whaley, of Center.


12/14/06

Hester Pinkston Lamon, 76, of Center, passed away December 14, 2006. She was born April 16, 1930 in Chireno to Lester and Mary Beasley Pinkston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Center with Rev. M. D. Lamon & Rev. Richard Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Richard Goodwin, II, Aubrey Lamon, II, Jeff Hamm, Paris Stokes, Garfield D. Lamon, Jr. and Patrick Lamon.

Survivors include:

Husband of 58 years, Rev. M. D. Lamon

Daughter, Shirley Goodwin & husband Richard of Center

Sons:

Aubrey Lamon & wife Diane of Center

Don Lamon & wife Rilda of Edwards, Mississippi

Garfield D. Lamon, Sr. of Woodville

Grandchildren:

Richard Goodwin & wife Lisa of Louisville, Kentucky

Lori Goodwin of Louisville, Kentucky

Aubrey Lamon, II of Center

Alesha Hamm & husband Jeff of Edwards, Mississippi

Donna Stokes & husband Paris of Vicksburg, Mississippi

DeeAnn Davis & husband Jared of Colmesneil

Garfield Lamon, Jr. & wife Tracy of Woodville

Patrick Lamon of Woodville

Great Grandchildren:

Shelby Lamon of Woodville

Garfield D. Lamon, III of Woodville

Katherine Hamm of Edwards, Mississippi

Sister, Marie Norris of Sun City, Florida

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by four brothers and a twin sister.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/13/06

Gerealdine "Lois" Robinson, 79, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2006 at her home in Center. Services will be 2 pm Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbes officiating. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be 1 pm until 6 pm Friday, December 15, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 5, 1927 to John and Ola Wolf Fenamore. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

She is survived by: 8 Children: Fredia Harrup and husband Gardner of Center, George Samford & wife Karen of Kerrville, David Samford & wife Brenda of Rockport, James Samford & wife Rojean of Jewett, John Samford & wife Tammy of Ingram, Mark Samford & wife Karen of Mishawaka, IN., Dale Robinson & wife Loretta of Ingram, Lois Robinson White & husband Steven of Shelbyville.

36 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Sister: Doris Sheffield of Lincoln, NE. and Brother: Alton Wiggs & wife Hazel of Cabot, Ark.

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


Wilma Lawrence - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Wilma Lawrence, of Cleburne. Services are Friday morning at nine o'clock at Hillsine Baptist Church in Alverado, Texas. Graveside services will be at 3:30 Friday afternoon at Mount Herman Cemetery.

Among Ms. Lawrence's survivors are her husband, Carl Lawrence, two daughters and one brother.


Jimmie Edward Byars, Sr. 79, of Mabank, passed away December 12, 2006. He was born December 26, 1926 in Waxahachie to James Ollie Byars & Jessie Jane Aydelotte Byars. Mr. Byars served in the US Navy. He was a member of Phalba Church of Christ and he was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 15,2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Betty Jean Byars of Mabank

Daughters:

Brenda Richard & husband Robert of Joaquin

Nancy Henderson & husband E. W. of Eustace

Lisa Dunning of Mabank

Grandchildren:

Tracy Kay Nowlin

Tyson Penning

John Wilbanks

Karrie Raybon

J.W. Byars

Jordan Byars

Jake Byars Andy Dunning

16 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:

Dorothy Owens of Mabank

Jean Eaves of Waxahachie

Step-Brothers:

Roy Harris of Maypearls

Jackie Harris of Mabank

Also a host of friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Ollie and Jessie Jane Aydelotte Byars

Son, Jimmie Edward Byars, Jr.

5 Brothers & 4 Sisters

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/11/06

D. Wood Sholar, 90, of Joaquin, passed away December 11, 2006 in Center. He was born August 18, 1916 in Joaquin to Ransom and Mollie Wood Sholar. Mr. Sholar was a self-employed farmer and rancher.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Nolan Sholar & wife Gail of Joaquin

Daughter, Linda Sholar of Clute, Texas

Granddaughter, Alina Sholar of Evansville, Indiana

Grandsons:

Gregory Sholar & wife Breanne of Spring

Christopher Langley & wife Kristy of Clute

Matthew Langley of Clute

Great Grandsons:

Tyler Sholar & Cameron Sholar, both of Spring

Nephew:

James Walker of Gladewater

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Ransom Sholar & Mollie Wood Sholar

Wife, Jodie B. Walker Sholar

Brother, Lacy Sholar

Sister, Alma Sholar Davis

An infant son

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Marguerite Hinton, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006 at her home. She was born April 25, 1925 in Joaquin to Willie and Effie Smith Jones. Mrs. Hinton was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 11, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Husband, Warren Hinton of Joaquin

Son, Warren E. Hinton of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Grandchildren:

Simeon Pruski, Brian Hinton, Johanna Hinton, Josh Hinton, Haley Shead, Christian Sedlmeyer and Tina Bowman.

Great Grandchildren:

Alexandra Pruski, Seth Pruski, Tom Sedlmeyer and Ryan Bowman.

Brother, Glenn Jones & wife Mary Ann of Centerville

Preceded in death by son, Wayne Hinton

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


12/08/06

McKayla DeShay Smith, infant, of Shelbyville passed away December 7, 2006 at a Center hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Kristy Windham of Shelbyville

Father, Tyrone Smith of Center

Sister, McKenzie Paige Smith of Shelbyville

Grandparents, Keith & Sheila Windham of Shelbyville

Grandparents, N. H. Johnson & Genell Smith

Great Grandmother, Nettie Windham of Shelbyville

Great Grandmother, Lucille Denby of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.


Marlene Jordan - 62, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2006 at her home in Tenaha.

A Memorial Service will be Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Her ashes will be sent back to Georgia for burial by her parents.

She was born March 5, 1944 in Griffin, GA. to parents John Taylor and Kathryn Cornwell English.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, lawrence Jordan, son, Robert Ray Jordan and one infant brother and brother, Harvey English and one sister, Betty.

She is survived by: Daughter, margaret and Dale Hite of Tenaha, Son, John Jordan of Tenaha, Daughter, Barbara Jordan of Tenaha, Daughter, Dianne Jernigan of Lufkin, Daughter, Donna O'Neak of Lufkin.

Grandchildren: Christopher Benton, Jonathan Salas, D.J. Salas, Robert Salas, Madalynn Wilkinson, A.J. O'Neal, Nikki O'Neal, Jamel Sader, Joseph Sader, Larry Smith, Daniel Dashti, Gregory Deloach, Grant Deloach, Pamela McGee and Mary Ellen.

1 Great Grandson, Christopher Martin Benton Jr. Brothers, Barron English, John English, Willis English and Kenneth English. Sister Pat Turner.

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


12/07/06

Fay Bowman - Hick's Mortuary announces pending services for Fay Bowman, of Tenaha


12/06/06

Gladys Warr, 99, of Center, passed away December 6, 2006. Ms. Warr was born August 25, 1907 in Center to Duke Hughes and Alma Grimsley Hughes. She was a member of Short Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Hilton, John Steve Monk, James Lynn Livingston, Bob Warr, Claude Lucas, Kenneth Wilson and Zach Warr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Hunter Bradshaw, Woodrow Foster, Rex Richards, Choran Grimsley and Bobby Dean.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Dolores Warr Walker & husband Gene of Center

Sons:

Kenneth Warr & wife Jean of Carencro, Louisiana

Gaylon Warr of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

Granddaughter, Laura Walker of Tuscon, Arizona

Grandson, Steve Walker & wife Catherine of Evadale

Great Granddaughter, Caitlin Walker of College Station

Great Grandson, Lane Walker of Evadale

A number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Tilmon Warr & an infant son.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/05/06

Ruth McMilian - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 88 year old, Mrs. Ruth McMillan, of Garrison. Services are this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o'clock at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) afternoon from 12:30 until two o'clock at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee or the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia.

Among Mrs. McMillan's survivors are one son, Jack Bartlett, of Center, and one daughter, Linda Bartlett-Liska, of Minnesota.


Charles W. Adams , 55, of San Antonio, passed away December 4, 2006 at a Houston hospital. He was born February 8, 1951 in Houston to Charles Cleburn Adams and Mary Frances Dockens Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Coats, Adam Coats, Steve Dockens, Wayne Morgan, Danny Sarvis, Harold Coats, Ryan Brassell and Tim Smith.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Natasha Adams Rushing of Deer Park

Son, Kevin Mikulec of Houston

Sister, Linda Coats & husband Harold of Nacogdoches

Lifetime Friend & Companion, Connie Folk of San Antonio

Granddaughter, LeeAnn Brown of Deer Park

Grandson, Devin of Houston

Nephews, Shannon Coats & Adam Coats

Niece, Malisa Brassell

Great Niece, Madeline Brassell

Great Nephews, Colin Coats & Casey Coats

Preceded in death by parents, Charles Cleburn Adams & Mary Frances Dockens Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Iva Jean Cheatwood Higdon - Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces that services were held yesterday (Monday) for 76 year old, Mrs. Iva Jean Cheatwood Higdon, of Logansport.

Among Mrs. Higdon's survivors are two sons, Bobby Dean Cheatwood, of Carthage, and Roy Gene Cheatwood, of Joaquin, four daughters, Judy Choate and Carolyn C. Lee, both of Logansport, and Janice Bonner and Patti Hogg, both of Carthage, two sisters, Betty Daniels and Lynda Palmer, both of Mansfield, and one brother, Don Pierce, of Logansport.


12/03/06

Edgar Loren "Cootie" Enmon, 81, of Ponchatouia, Louisiana died Saturday, December, 2, 2006. He was born July 27, 1925 in Center to Charlie and Minnie Green Enmon. Mr. Enmon was a US Army Veteran of WWII, having received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and numerous other accommodation. He was a fifty year member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Shriner in Tyler.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Mr. Tim Perkins and Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Askew Enmon and son, Tom Enmon, three daughters, Loren Enmon, Lesa Enmon, Lynn E. Marino, step son, David Lout, step daughter, Diana Ballard, fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ennon was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Arnett Enmon, two brothers, Whimpy Enmon and Dick Enmon, two sisters, Verna Alexander and Edith Jones.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 West Division, Arlington, Texas, 76012 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 815 Market St., Galveston, Texas 77550.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm,. Monday, December 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/2/06

Wardella Smith, age 77 of Bossier City, La. passed away Saturday, December 02, 2006 at Colonial Oaks Nursing Home in Bossier City, La.

Services will be 1 pm Monday, December 4, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will begin at 2 pm on Sunday until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home and again at 8 am on Monday until service time.

She was born August 5, 1929 in Huxley. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Bertie(Hendricks) Holt.

She is survived by: Husband, Earl Smith of Bossier City, La., Daughter, Susan Giddens and husband Milton of Plain Dealing, La., Son, David Smith and Faye of Bossier City, La., Daughter, Stayce Malone and husband, Keith of Rockwell.

Grandchildren: John D. Ewing and wife, Annie, Jennifer Reeme and husband, Trey, Brian Gidden and wife, Kori, Melissa Moore and husband, Chris, Erica Smith, Jacob, Joshua and Rebekah Malone.

Great Grandchid: Brennon Moore.

Brother in law: Joel R. Smith of Shreveport, La.

Number of Cousins and Friends.

Pallbearers: John D. Ewing, Jake Malone, Prentice Hendricks, O.L. "Tooty" Hedricks, Craig Hendricks and Ron Hendricks.

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11/30/06

Winfrey Dee Lout - age 88 lifelong resident of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the home of her daughter where she had made her home for several years.

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Parents: Ira and Mildred Kimbro Hughes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Center. She was retired from Holly Farms, Center.

She is preceded in death by: husband, J.C. Lout, Sister, Marie Hughes Croft, Parents, Ira & Mildred Hughes, Sister-in-law, Tommie Jane Bradshaw Hughes and Brothers-in-law, Leonard Favale and Dalton Croft.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Shelby Jean Anderson and husband, Wade of Center
Grandson, Steve Anderson & wife, Theresa of Timpson

Granddaughter, Mitzi Lengl & husband, Mike of Center

Great Grandchildren:

Mark Shannon Anderson

Luke, Lauren & Faith Lengl
Delinda McDonald

Aaron & Adam Whitehead

Great Great Grandchildren:

Kylie, Kaitlyn & Corey Sigler and Emily McDonald

Sister, Lottie Hughes Favale of San Francisco, California

Brother, Tommy Hughes of Arlington

Nieces and Nephews: Pat & Sandy Favale, Billy and Randy Huhges, Pam Buller and Kim Cramer

Pallbearers: Leonard Eaves, Vance Green, David Bain, Kenneth Hughes, Clyde Samford, and Joe Anderson

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Delano Warr - 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Service will be 10 am Saturday, December 2, 2006 at mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2006, from 5 pm until 9 pm.

He was born January 30, 1943 to Lofton and Donna Koonce Warr. He was a dispatcher for the Sheriff's Department in Shelby and Nacogdoches County. He was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Donna Warr, brother, James Warr, sister, Infant baby.

He is survived by Wife, Sandra Warr of Center, Niece, Kerri Wiggins and husband, Darren of Center, Nephew, Matt Warr and wife, Elizabeth of Flagstaff, Arizonia, Step children, Sharla Cedilla of Pasadena, CA. , Nathan Thompson of Phoenix, AR., John Thompson of Pasadena, TX., Wesley Thompson, of West Virginia.

Mother in law, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena, CA., Sister in laws, Dianne Cothran of Pasadena, CA., Diane Yeary of Pasadena, CA., Jeanette Carter of Carthage.

Grandchildren: Jaeson Turner, Jax Turner, Rachel Smith-Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Danny Thompson, Jeremy Thompson.

Great Nephews: Jesse and Jared Wiggins of Center.

Extra Special Friends: Jeff and Shelia Espinosa of Center and Pamela Whitton of Center.

Aunt: Eldora Holt of Center.

Numerous Cousins and Friends.

Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


11/27/06

Lela Fay Wilson, age, 75, after a lengthy illness Mrs. Wilson passed away peacefully on November 24, 2006.

She is survived by her three loving children. Gilbert R. Wilson, of Manor Tx. Bruna J. Hubbard of Garland, Tx. and Joanne K. Gamini and her husband, Max of Huntsville, Tx. Other survivors include her four grandchildren, Nathanial Wilson, Mauri Hubbard-Harrison, Tania and Shari Hall. Her loving brother Commie Smith and his wife Betty, Brother in Laws Carl Wilson and his wife Shirley, and Thad Leslie Sewell and his wife Donna of Amarillo, Tx. Many dear and wonderful niece and nephews.

Mrs. Wilson will be laid to rest by her loving husband Billy J. Wilson at Wimberly cemetery in Shelbyville, Tx. Bill and Lela Wilson were the former owners of Bill's Landing (previously know as Bailey's Landing) in Shelbyville, Tx. which is now owned and by Charlie and Rhonda Shiverly who are very dear and close friends as would be with any child-parent relationship.

Lela is preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Wilson, her twin sister, Willie Jones, her sister Eva and one granddaughter, Lindsey Hubbard.

Visitation on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 7 pm at Mangum Funeral home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center Tx. 936-598-3341.

Grave side services at Wimberly Cemetery on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11 am in Shelbyville, Tx. Funeral Services provided by Mangum Funeral Home.


Kathryn Joyce Shouse, age 49, of Timpson formerly of Dallas passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at her residence.

There will be no services, family requested that her body be cremated.

Kathryn Joyce Shouse was born, November 23, 1956 in Pasadena, Tx. to James Augustus MCBroom and Marion Cargill McBroom Mitchell.

She is survived by Her Mother, Marion Mitchell of Appleby, 4 Sisters, Chris Lee and husband Cleave of Timpson, Gail Estes of Nacogdoches, Sharon Branstein of Richards, and Kathy McBroom of Lake Worth.

Numberous Nieces and Nephews.


11/24/06

Effie Mae Fenley Sharpton, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born October 6, 1915 in San Augustine, Texas to John and Pearl Battles Ware. She was a member of the Newburn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Sharpton was also a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert and Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Don Bush, Jeff Lucas, Calvin Lynn Jernigan, Mike Fenley, Tommy Fenley and Glenn Fenley.

She is survived by:

Daughters:

Mae Stotts & husband Doniece of Center

Joyce Lucas & husband J.C. of New Caney

JoEllen Bush & husband Charles of Marshall, Arkansas

Sons:

I.W. “Dub” Fenley & wife Carolyn of Center

Dewey “Gene” Eugene Fenley & wife Dorothy of Center

Half Brothers:

William “Bill” Ware & wife Ruth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

John Ware & wife Mary of Eufaula, Oklahoma

Robert Milton Ware of Eufaula, Oklahoma

17 Grandchildren

26 Great Grandchildren

9 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Husband, Ira “Big Bud” Fenley, Father of her children

Husband, Cletus Sharpton

Granddaughter, Krystal Fenley

Brothers, Carl Ware & Dewey Ware

Memorials can be made to the White Rock Cemetery Fund & Gideons Memorial Bible Fund.

****Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


11/22/06

John Paul McSwain - 42, of Joaquin, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. He was born September 25, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Billy and Helen Tyler McSwain. He was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church. Mr. McSwain was a lineman for Swepco and a farmer.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, November 24, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross, Bro. Dock Lazarine, and Tommy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:
Wife, Joel McSwain of Joaquin, Son, Tyler Dean McSwain of Joaquin, Daughter, Bailee Dawn McSwain of Joaquin, Parents, Billy & Helen McSwain of Joaquin, Grandmother, Ollie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Brother, Tim McSwain & wife Paula of Bayton.

Nephews: John Daniel McSwain of Baytown, Joshua Logan McSwain of Baytown. Father in law Hugh Daw of Joaquin, Mother in law, Joyce Noble & husband Roy of Joaquin, Sister in law, Dawn Kay & husband Michael of Huxley.

Nephews: Dawson Atwood Kay of Huxley, Deakon Duvall Kay of Huxley, Aunt, Jackie Adams of Nacogdoches, Uncle, Willie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Aunt, Grace McMehan of Austin. Also numerous relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by 4 Grandparents and 1 Uncle.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/20/06

Irene Philip Campbell -65, of Center, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2006. She was born October 10, 1941 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip of Unionstown, Pennsylvania.

Irene was in the Women’s Army Corp from 1959 to 1961. She attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, El Centro College in Dallas and SFA in Nacogdoches. She was a registered nurse for 40 years and was a certified RN for cardiac care, advanced life support, and closed head and spinal cord injuries. She was invited to Who’s Who of Professional Nurses.

Pallbearers will be Mark Riggan, Steve Campbell, Odell Wiggins, Dusty Davis, Ty Wilson & Ronnie Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mrs. Campbell’s other nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Dr. Jack Smith and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband: Coy Campbell of Center

Son: Franco Campbell of Jacksboro

Grandson: Coy Allen Campbell and wife Anna of Tampa, Florida

Great Grandson: Frankie Campbell of Tampa, Florida

Brother: Robert Philip of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Sister: Florence Keifer of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Brothers-in-Law:

John Campbell & wife Ginny

Glenn Campbell & wife Inez

Jerry Campbell & wife Melody

Ken Campbell & wife Molly

Sisters-in-Law:

Eula Worsham, Billye Cather, Sue Davis, Earline Austin, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Elsie Philip & Beatrice Philip.

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

Preceded in death by:

Parents; John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip

Brothers; John Philip and Mike Philip

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Henry B. Turner - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Henry Blaine Turner, of Angleton. Graveside services are today (Tuesday) at 12 noon at Sand Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to Habitat for Humanity or Volunteer Christian Builders Association in Mr. Turner’s name.

Among Mr. Turner’s survivors are his wife, Della Woodall Turner, of Angleton, two daughters, Julie Fischer, of Lake Jackson, and Janet Capuzzi, of Corpus Christi, two brothers, Tal Turner, of Clute, and Lynn Turner, of Center, and two sisters, Flo Wilburn, of Center, and Belle Turner, of Florida.


Verna Mills - age 100, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services are set for, 2 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating, burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 8:30 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 24, 1906 to James (Noon) and Ella Pacadavore Wilson. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents James & Ella Wilson, 2 brothers, Buford Wilson adn Buren Wilson, 4 sisters, Earlena Murray, Eva Dale Wilson, Mae Choate, Bernice Danley.

She is survived by : Daughter, Juanita Spears of Center, Daughter & Son in law Geneva & Fairy Graves of Center, Son & Daughter in law, James Ray & Ann Mills of Wichita Falls, Tx. Son and Daughter in law, Carrol Dale & Rena Mills of Mountain Home, Idaho.

10 Grandchildren: Barbara Surette, Micheal Graves, Patricia Graves Orsak, Vernon Mills, Rockie Washburn, Alice Washburn Combs, Linda Mills Kennedy, Mark Mills, Paul Mills and John Mills.

12 Great Grandchildren; Jason Orsak, Kelli Orsak, Kipp Kennedy, Jeffery Spears, Travis Spears, Alexandra Graves, Forrest Graves, John Robert Mills, James William Mills, Devon Ray Mills, Angie Washburn French, Allison Hawkenberry.

Great Great Grandchildren: Zachary Spears, Justin Spears, Alicia French, Kristen Orsak, Justin Lee Hawkenberry.

Pallbearers will be: Micheal Graves, Mark Mills, Paul Mills, John Mills, Vernon Ray Mills, Jason Orsak.

Honorary Pallbearers: Persy Fuller, James Tomlinson, L.D. Eddins, E.J. Bridwell and Larry Choate.

Under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.


Zeno Fenley - age 76, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 11 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, burial to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 12, 1931 in San Augustine County. He is preceded in death by his Father, E.N. Fenley and Mother, Viola Bates and Sister, Thelma Hastings and Brother, B.J. Fenley.

He is survived by : Special Friend, Vastine Folsom & family of Center. Son, David Matthews of Centerville, Missouri, Daughter, Carolyn Trocko & husband, Mike of Conroe, Son, Eddie Lee Fenley & wife, Theresa of Conroe, Son, Lonnie Fenley & wife, Anita of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Theresa Treece of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Zona Jones & husband, Bobby of Conroe and Daughter, City Treece & husband Wayne of Logan, Alabama.

20 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren

3 Brothers: Elton & Ruth Fenley of Center, Johnny & Nelva Fenley of megargel, Texas, and Lamar & Francis Fenley of Gorman, Texas.


John Thomas Brinson - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, John Thomas Brinson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funerals Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mr. Brinson’s survivors are his wife, Bobbie Anderson Brinson, of Timpson, son, Frank Brinson, of Timpson, and daughters, Pam Franklin, Cindy Brinson, and Carol Brinson, all three of Timpson.


Bennie Dell Bell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 72 year old, Mister Bennie Dell Bell, of Oregon, and formerly of Center. Services are this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is in Mount Gillian Cemetery.

Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Sherry Shambry and Benita Andrews, both of Oregon, two sons, Larry Bell, Senior, and Dorian Dell, both of Oregon, one brother, Earsey Chester, of California, one sister, Talma Gormon, of California, and a local survivor, sister-in-law, Joyce McCoy, of Center.


11/19/06

Kathryn Garrison McIver, 84, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2006. She was born January 10, 1922 in Garrison to S.F. Garrison and Verna Moore Garrison. Ms McIver was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. McIver was a volunteer at the Shelby County Museum.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Alzhelmer's Association.

Pallbearers will be Brad Rushing, Kyle Bush, Kevin Bush, Neil King, David McIver III, Trey Garrison and Allen Garrison.

She is survived by:
Daughters: Martha McIver Rushing and husband Charles of Center.
Nancy McIver Bush and husband Bubba of Timpson.

Sons: David S. McIver Jr. and wife Mary Beth of Spring.
Garrison M. McIver and wife Sharon of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Grandchildren: Brad Rushing and wife Danielle of Houston, Kyle Bush and wife Carla of Center, Shanna Rushing King and husband Neil of Katy, Kevin Bush of Elkhart, Lauren McIver of Spring and David McIver III of Spring.

Great Grandchildren: Keaton, Kaylie, Morgan, Hunter, Riley, Holden and Daylan.

Sister in law: Jeanette Garrison of Garrison and Ada Garrison of Garrison.

Numerous other relatives. A host of friends.

Preceded in death by Husband, D.S. McIver, Brothers, Flem Garrison, Pat Garrison and Bill Garrison, Great Granddaughter, Kylie Bush.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/17/06

Sheldon Jay Sullivan, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2006.

At the family's request, Mr. Sullivan will be cremated with a private burial to follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery.

Survivors Include: Daughter, Shellie Stickle & husband Samuel of Center. Father, Shirley Sullivan of Hemphill, Brother Shirley Jim Sullivan of Houston.
Preceded in death by mother, Johnnie Mae Folsom Sullivan.


Alvie "Red" McDonald -86, of Shelbyville, passed away at his home on Friday, November 17, 2006. He was born July 13, 1920 in Grand Saline to Acie and Nellie Lee McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a member of East Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and served in the US Army Infantry Division during WWII.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Kenneth McCauley and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Bernice McDonald of Shelbyville

Daughters:

Ann Foster & husband Don of Ft. Worth

Shirley Tobey & husband Richard of Ft. Worth

6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Raymond McDonald & wife July of Boyd, Texas

Sisters:

Nema Davis of Center

Dorthy Pipin of Center

Sisters-in-Law:

Laura McDonald of Center

Vi McDonald of Ft. Worth

Also of host of friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Acie McDonald & Nellie Lee McDonald

Granddaughter, Carey Tobey

4 Brothers

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


11/16/06

Joe Ramar Carroll - 77, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, November 16, at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 21, 1929 in Joaquin in Joaquin to Mack and Ethel Chldress Carroll. Mr. Carroll. Mr Carroll was a retired, self employed electican.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 17, 2006 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. larry Harville officating.

He is survived by Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Special Friend, Faye Ashley of Joaquin. Also numerous nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by: Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Parents, Mack Carroll and Ethel Childress Carroll and Brother, Felix Carroll.

Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 pm Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Harvey Thomas Curry - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Harvey Thomas Curry, of Timpson. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County.

Among Mr. Curry’s survivors are his wife, Ludy Curry, of Timpson, son, Mike Curry, of Bremond, and five sisters, Elsie Adams, of Houston, Doris Barrett, Ruby Henderson, and Georgia Beard, all three of Garrison, and Joyce Tidwell, of Henderson.


Faye Randall Larry - McDuffie’s Mortuary announces services for Mrs. Faye Randall Larry. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Emanuel Church of God In Christ on Lockwood Drive in Houston. Interment will be Monday at Houston National Cemetery. A wake will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until nine o’clock at Willie C. McDuffie Memorial Chapel in Houston.

Among Mrs. Larry’s survivors are her sister, La Vern Stotts, of Joaquin, and her brother, Junior Lee Williams, of Joaquin.


Nicole Michele Bluford - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 21 year old, Nicole Michele Bluford, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Among Ms. Bluford’s survivors are her mother, Mamie Bluford, her biological mother, LaWanda Polley, her father, Willie Bluford, Junior, one son, Jamori Gardner, her sister, Tomeka Jones… all of Center, two brothers, Lakendrick Bluford, of Center, and ElTarus Bluford, of North Carolina, grandmother, Jennie V. Thompson, of Shelbyville, and grandfather, Curtis Polley, of Joaquin.


11/14/06

Doris Ruth Ramsey, 86, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at her home. She was born March 8, 1920 in Center to Benjamin Franklin & Fannie Humphries Cox. Ms. Ramsey was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Stonewall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Stan McGee and Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be James Humphries, Chuck Rigby, Doug Blizard, Bobby Pugh, Bruce Koonce and Sammie Arnold.

Survivors include:

Son, Mart F. Thomas & wife Carolyn of Stonewall, Louisiana

Daughter, Sharon Blackmon & husband Randy of Athens

Granddaughters:
Tammy Wheless of Logansport
Sandy Reis of Austin
Sally Nowlin of Nacogdoches

Grandson:
Travis Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4 Great Grandchildren

Also a host of friends.

Preceded in death by
Husband, James Martell Thomas
Husband, Claude Rushing Ramsey

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Lee Andrew Swindle - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 85 year old, Lee Andrew Swindle, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Strong. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.
Among Mr. Swindle’s survivors are two daughters, Earsie B. Cooper, of Tyler, and Lula Mae Swindle, of Shelbyville, two sons, Arthur and Luther Swindle, both of Tenaha, three brothers, Ranzie and Willie Swindle, both of Shelbyville, and W. M. Swindle, of Houston, and two sisters, Pinkie Akinson and Jane Ann Land, both of Shelbyville.


Rosa Mildred Roberson, age 78 years, of Tenaha passed away Monday, November 13, 2006 in Carthage. She was born January 21, 1928 in Tenaha to Marvin Newton and Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack. Mrs. Roberson retired from Tenaha ISD as the elementary secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and the Ladies' Five Sunday School class. Mrs. Roberson was also a member of the Ladies' Sewing Group and Son Shiners Singing Group.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood and Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Phil Walker, Ben Dial, Billy McDaniel, Timothy Roberson and Tracy Collins.

Survivors include:
Husband, C.M. "Chuck" Roberson of Tenaha
Daughter, Jan Dial and husband Don of Tenaha
Daughter, Cristie Baker and husband Tommy of Tenaha
Son, Charles "Chip" Roberson and wife Kelly of Tenaha
Grandchildren, Beth McDaniel & husband Billy, Jamie Walker & husband Phil, Ben Dial & wife Kelly, Adrean Roberson, timothy Roberson & fiance Nicole.
Great Grandchildren, Ashlee Ray, Hunter Collins, Gracie Baker, Chesney Baker, John Mark McDaniel and Ford McDaniel.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Marvin Newton Womack & Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack, 2 Brothers,Byron Womack & Joe Dan Womack. 2 Sisters, Marie Harrison & Ruby Sue Womack.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to * pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ruie Owen - age 77, of Jefferson, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born January 28, 1929 in Cass County and was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church.

Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Shiloh Methodist Church in Jefferson, Texas with Bro James Knight officiating with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Jefferson.

Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

Survivors include: Husband, George Owen of Jefferson. 3 Daughters and 2 Son in laws, Annie and Billy Pilley of Logansport, Georgia Pate of Jefferson, Lou and Frank Magana of Jefferson. Sister, Merle Smith of Jefferson.

8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, George "Hot Rod" Owen.

Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Ronnie Jackson, age 48, of Orange passed away Mondy, November 13, 2006 in Orange. He was born January 29, 1958 in Center, Texas to Belton Jackson and Clarice Risinger Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a pipefitter forefor MEI Construction. He loved to hunt and fish.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment to follow in the Patroon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Windham, Harley Brown, Donnie Parker, Bubba Meaux, and Daniel Aytes.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Randall Reese and Bobby Burns.

Survivors Include: Wife, Lisa Jackson of Orange

Sons, Dusty Jackson and wife Macey of Orange, Blake Jackson of Orange, and Jody Jackson of Orange.

Granddaughter, Lilly Jackson of Orange. Grandson- in- heart, Caleb Pickering.

Mother, Clarice Jackson of Center.

Brothers, Richard Jackson, Larry Jackson, Ray Jackson, Glenn Jackson, Johnny Stanley Jackson all of Center and Jeffery Jackson of Beeville.

Sister, Mariena Hannah of Center.

Preceded in death by father, Belton Jackson.

Visitation will be held fro 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Waton & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/13/06

Barbara Bates Henry, 66, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 17, 1939 in Portales, New Mexico to Jesse Ray and Eula Pearl Bethel. Ms. Henry was a personnel & insurance clerk for Tyson & Holly Farms for over 20 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Adams, E.J. Whitton, James Whitton, Douglas Jackson, Tony Willoughby & Tony Powdrill.

Survivors include:

Son, David Whitton of Center

Grandson, Jesse Whitton of Center

Stepdaughter, Barbara Ceal & husband Kenneth of Center

Niece, Pat Self of Cement, Oklahoma

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Iva Mae Andrews - 91 of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 8, 1915 in Center to Arnett and Jessie Reynolds Ogden. Ms. Andrews was retired from the Center ISD school cafeteria and a member of the First Baptist Church of Center.

Funeral services be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Michael hale officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Charles Barr,. Blake Barr and Joseph Andres.

She is survived by: Daughter: Jean Lawson & husband Billy of Center. Son: Randy Andrews of Center.

Granddaughters: Debra Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Lawson of Nacogdoches.

Grandson: Joseph Andrews of Center.

Great Grandchildren: Cade Yarbrough & wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr.

Great Great Grandchildren: Cole Yarbrough, and Mallory Yarbrough.

Preceded in death by: Husband, James J. Andrews, Son, James"Bud" Andrews, Great Grandson, Brent Barr, 3 Sisters and 2 Brothers.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/12/06

David Sims, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 20, 1951 in Center to Travis Lamar and Clara Odell Meyers Sims.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Chuck Norton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jeb Shofner, Duane Lout, Roger Sowell, K.C. Metcalf, Charles Ray Metcalf & Tim Murphy.

Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Bloodgood.

He is survived by:

Wife, Lisa Sims of Center

Daughters:

Valerie Robertson of Shreveport

Christy Lunsford & husband E.J. of Center

Son:

Kevin Sims & wife Rhonda of Center

Grandchildren:

Payton, Dawson, Marshall, Skylar, Sierra & Savannah

Mother, Odell Sims of Shelbyville

Brothers:

Rickey Sims & & wife Bonnie of Shelbyville

Danny Sims & wife Chris of Nacogdoches

Jeffery Sims & wife Yvette of Shelbyville

Sister, Laurie Sepulvado of Carthage

Preceded in death by father, Travis Lamar Sims

****Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


11/11/06

Georgia “Pauline” Hopkins Jacobs 79, of Waskom, passed away Friday November 10, 2006 in Shreveport, LA at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday November 13, 2006 at First Baptist Church Waskom with Pastor Leland Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX.

She was born October 5, 1927 in Center, TX to George and Ruby Counts Hopkins. She was member of First Baptist Church Waskom.

She is preceded in death by:

Her parents George and Ruby Hopkins, husband James W. Jacobs and one sister Mildred Bolden

She is survived by:
3 sons:
William Ray Jacobs of Huntsville
Stephen Edward Jacobs & wife Deborah of Shreveport, LA
George H. Jacobs & wife Lorna of Shreveport, LA
Daughter:
Sylvie Ouida Williams & husband Mike of Waskom
Grandchildren:
Paula Josette Hays, Michele Lynn King & husband Todd, Michael Shane Williams, Stephanie Jeanne Jordan & husband Craig, Sara Jane Jacobs, Deanna Joy Barnes & husband Chris, Lindsey K. Jacobs, April Jacobs, Colton Jacobs
2 Great Grandchildren:
Tucker Joy King and Joseph Hays
Brother:
Wayne Hopkins & wife Wanda of Center

Pallbearers: William Hopkins, Jim Jacobs Jr., Tim Jacobs, Dewayne Jacobs, Edgar Wilson, and Billy Mac Wilson

****Special Thank you to the Staff of Heritage Manor South Nursing Home & a special thank you to Diane “Mama” Parker, also thank you to Life Path Hospice and her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Waskom. If you would like to make a donation please do so to First Baptist Church of Waskom Building Fund, 185 Colquitt St., Waskom, Tx 75692

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


Alfred Harold Doster - Harold Doster 81, of Nacogdoches formerly of Center, passed away Thursday November 9, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eldon Doster officiating, burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday November 11, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Tx

He was born December 28, 1924 in Shelby County to Obie and Ethel Wicker Doster. He graduated from Center High School. He served in the US Airforce during WWII. He worked for Southwestern Bell clearing right of ways. He was an Accountant in Houston and in Nacogdoches for many years. He also taught at the business college in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by:
His parents, Obie and Ethel Doster and one brother, Herschel Doster

He is survived by:

2 Sons:
Randy Doster & wife Anita of Nacogdoches
Alan Doster of Spring

2 Daughters:

Jan Krenek & husband Jack of Nacogdoches
Lisa Sands & Sheldon Blanton of Nacogdoches

5 Grandchildren:

James Krenek, Tonya Harrison, Shae Sands, Haley Sands, & Joseph Doster

2 Great Grandchildren:

Kyle Krenek and Maegan Harrison

2 Brothers:
Elmon Doster of Houston
Eldon Doster & wife Brenda of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers: Chris Harrison, Sheldon Blanton, Gilbert Hafercamp, Johnny Shivers, Randy Doster and Alan Doster

Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX


11/10/06

Donald G. Bryant - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 49 year old, Donald G. Bryant, of Center.

Among Mr. Bryant’s survivors is a brother, Kenneth Bryant, of Bonham.


Ralph Buckner - 80, of Joaquin, passed away November 9, 2006. He was born December 3, 1925 in Haslam, Texas to WIll and Dosia Buckner. Mr. Buckner was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856 and was a past Worshipful Master. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin and served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Buckner was a retired operator for Duke Energy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856.

Survivors include: Wife, Avis Buckner of Joaquin. Daughter, Martha Buckner of Houston.

The family wants to give special thanks to Kay, Connie and the other carrying staff at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Nancy Kay Craig - of Mesquite, born in Dallas, Texas, January 1, 1943 passed away November 9, 2006. Nancy loved planting and working in her flower beds. She also loved tracing back ancestors of her family. She loved family get-togethers and planning family reunions.

Preceded in death by Parents, Robert & Oleta Brick.

Survived by Husband, Wayne Craig, Son, Scott Craig & wife, Karen, Daughter, Sheryl Basco & husband Paul, Daughter Sharla Craig.
Grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Audrey Brown, Stephanie Basco, Cameron Basco, Amanda Craig, Tanner Knight,
Brother, Bobby & wife, Blanche.

Service will be 2 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 4 pm - 6 pm

For more information go to www.newhopefh.com


11/06/06

Melvie Ballard - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Melvie Ballard, of Nacogdoches formerly of Tenaha. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her son, Craig Ballard, of Kentucky, three daughters, Deanna Lazarine, LaDonna Ballard, and Kelly Ballard, all three of Nacogdoches, and six sisters, Faye McCormick, of Carthage, Margaret Keener, of Rodessa, Louisiana, Viola Martinez, of Bonwier, Opal Hunt of Carthage, Maxine Strickland, of Lockney, and Dorothy Neff, of Floydada.


11/05/06

Ronnie Wagstaff, age 56, of Elkhart formerly of Center passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006. Military Graveside services with the National Honor Guard from Ft. Hood will be Thursday, November 9, 2006, at 11 o’clock at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lee Powers officiating. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 9, 1950 in Center, Texas to parents Austin Oran Wagstaff and Melva Jean Sanders Wagstaff. He served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Wagstaff.

Amoung his survivors are: are his wife, Janet Wagstaff, of Elkhart, two sons, Jay Austin Wagstaff, of Elkhart, and Ronnie Oran Wagstaff, Junior, and wife Judy of Lake Charles, one daughter, Cheryl Darden, of Elkhart, his mother, Jean Wagstaff, of Center, and his sister, Peggy Dowdy and husband, Ernie of Tyler. Grandchildren: Austin Wagstaff, Colton Darden, Lauren Darden, Meaghan Warren, David Lee Warren, Jon Jarod Hunt and Hillary Anne Weech.

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


Mattie Mae (Pat) Richardson, 72, of Joaquin passed away November 3, 2006 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1933 in Hampton, Arkansas to Johnny Neal Smalley and Daisey Maud Allen Smalley. Mrs. Richardson was a retired beautician, a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Memorials may be made to Texas Hospice in Longview.

Survivors include:
Husband of 36 years, Johnny Ray Richardson of Joaquin. Daughters, Vickie Faulkner of Camden, Arkansas, Johnnie Virginia Sharp of Joaquin, Theresa Gail Beard of Camden, Arkansas. Brother, Jack Smalley of Ingleside. Sister, Charlotte Bramblett of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Seven Grandchildren, Thirteen Great Grandchildren.

One Canine Companion, "Bubba".


June Price, age 66, of Center passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in a Dallas hospital.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas then her body will be transferred to Meridian. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas.

Funeral Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian, Texas. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Texas. She was born May 31, 1940 in Bosque County to Parents, Leslie T. and Zola Mae McKown Webb who have preceded in her in death. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Mitchell.

She is survived by: Husband, James Ray Price of Center, Texas, Son, Leslie Ratliff of Clifton, Texas. 2 Granddaughters, Megan and Tara Mitchell, Brothers and Sisters, Billy Webb and wife Velma of Morgan, Johnny Webb and wife Nancy of Utopia, Jeanie Davidson of Irving, Thermon Webb and wife Lela of Morgan. Numerous Nieces and Nephews, 2 Step Daughters, Tina Fregia and husband, James of LaPorte, Donna McOmber of La Porte.


Donald McGuffin Sr., 79, of Center passed away Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Military Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 6, 2006 at 4 pm under the directions of VFW Post #8904 at Woods Post Office Cemetery, Tenaha with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 12, 1927 to Martin Luther and Lottie Burris McGuffin. He worked for Houston Electric Power Co. as an Electrical Design Consultant. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.

He is preceded in death by parents Martin and Lottie McGuffin and wife, Joyce McGuffin.

He is survived by: Son, Don McGuffin and wife, Tina of Carthage, Brother, Lyle McGuffin and wife Colleen of Kerrville. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

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


11/04/06

Tolbert Foster - Tolbert Foster, longtime Center resident, passed away Friday, November 3rd after a short battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Scott Massey, Mike Walker, Bubba Parker, John Lee Pigg, John Black, and Neilson Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Boyd, F.E. Parker, W.I. Davis, Gail Cuculic, James Campbell, John Mobley, Dr. Earl Grant, Billy Bob Thomason, Rhett Stone and Billy Bob McAdams.

Born May 30, 1929 of Tom Foster and Ruth Smith Kindle, he is survived by his mother, Ruth Smith Kindle of Austin, wife Betty of Center, daughter and son in law Bonnie and Bob Walker of Austin, sons, Tolbert L. "Buster" of Arlington, James Robert of Corpus Christi and grandsons Clayton Foster Walker of Chicago, Illinois and Mason David Walker of Austin.

With his father, Tom, Foster headed Center Broadcasting Company, which operated KDET AM and KLCR FM radio and later built the existing cable television system in Center.

Beyond operating radio stations in East Texas, Foster operated radio and television stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and all parts of Texas including the franchising and management of the KVUE Channel 24 TV in Austin, Texas.

In Addition to his communication and broadcast experience, Foster was involved in ranching, auto dealerships, on the board of directors of several financial institutions and most recently, very active in the local real estate and timber production industry.

One of his legacies to the town of Center is being a co-founder and co-designer of the golf course and the Center Country Club.

He served his country as a member of the United States Naval Reserves and was also a proud member of the Shreveport Club, the Headliners and the Ex Student's Association of the University of Texas.

He traveled extensively. Most notably three African safaris and the many trips to major golf championships including several to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

The family wishes that memorial gifts be made to the Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 or in the name of Tolbert Foster to any charity of choice.


11/01/06

Nera Elda (Nelda) Blankenship/Williams - was born Jan. 27, 1912 in the Joaquin Community. She attended Joaquin School, graduating in 1929. Graveside services will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 3, 2006 with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Services will be under the direction of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Sachse, Texas.
She married C.H. (Harvey) Williams Mar. 1, 1930 and they had one son, Johnny Glynn, and one baby daughter, Mona Jean, who died shortly after birth. In the 40’s they moved to Houston, Texas where he found employment with Humble Oil and Refining and sub-sequent moved to Baytown, Tx., where they resided until his death, Dec. 20, 1990. In 1991, she moved to Crowley, Tx. to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She was a resident there until her son passed away Mar. 6, 2004. She then moved to Sachse, Tx. to live with her grandson, Danny and his wife Billie living there until her death.

Her family will always remember her as “Mom” who loved to cook, go camping, fishing, as well as loving to sew and crochet and knit. She especially liked to travel in their travel trailer with their friends as well as family visiting Colorado and Utah most every summer. She loved gardening and planting flowers telling everyone, she “liked playing in the dirt.”

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Madge, of Sachse, Tx., 3 grandsons, David and he wife, Debbie of Austin, Tx., Danny and his wife, Billie of Sachse, Tx., Dwight and his wife, Arleen of West Valley City, Ut. And 1 grand-daughter, D’Ann Johnson and her husband, Chris of West Valley City, Ut. 7 great-grand-daughters, 2 great-grandsons and 2 great-great grandsons, and 1 great-great grand-daughter.


Ida Mae Dixon - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 72 year old, Mrs. Ida Mae Dixon, of Center

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